|BRIAN CHILDERS*. OFF BROADWAY: Danny and Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical
(Danny Kaye, Helen Hayes Award Winner, Mary Goldwater Award Winner),
NATIONAL TOUR: The Kid from Brooklyn
(Danny Kaye - Original), The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer). NEW YORK: Promenade (Prisoner 105, Legacy
Series, New World Stages), Scandalous
Behaviour (Joseph Surface; York Theatre Company), On the Town (Gabey, St. George
Theatre), Meester Amerika
(Joey), REGIONAL: Lucky Stiff
(Harry Witherspoon; Forum Theatre), Becoming
George (The Prince; Metrostage), The Boys in the Band (Emory;
American Century Theatre), The
Robber Bridegroom (Jamie Lockhart), Joseph and the Amazing… (Joseph;
Cumberland County Playhouse), My
Fair Lady (Freddy Einsford Hill), Assassins (The Balladeer), West Side Story (Tony). SOLOIST:
Hollywood Bowl (Featured Performer), Dodger Stadium (Special Guest
Entertainer), Lincoln Center (A Tribute to Danny Kaye), Kennedy Center
(Not a Day Goes By). Visit: www.brianchilders.net.
|KIMBERLY FAYE GREENBERG* is the first and only actress in NYC to have performed
leading roles in two legit Off-Broadway musicals at the same time: as
Fanny Brice in the solo show One
Night With Fanny Brice (nomination for Best Solo Performance,
2011 Patrick Lee ITBA Award & Cast Album available on Original Cast
Records), and as Sylvia Fine in Danny
and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical (now in her third year). In
addition to still performing as Sylvia, Kimberly is also playing Fanny
Brice again in the new musical Ghostlight
at NYMF 2011. Previous roles include: Nell Henderson in Mr. President (Theatrical
Gems/Actors Fund Benefit), The
Vagina Monologues (Off-Broadway), Sylvia Fine in The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story
(Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Broward Stage Door Theatre), Mary Magdalene in The Passion Play, the Musical (the
oldest, most historic Passion Play in the U.S., at the Park Theatre,
New Jersey) and Mother Mary in the Off-Broadway Revival production of Christmas Rappings (Theater at
Judson). On the small screen she has been featured in such shows
as "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Charmed," "ER," and as the host of the
Educational TV Series, "Personal Best." Kimberly is also the
Creator/Executive Producer/Host of www.BroadwayBlogspot.com, an
educational theatrical website featuring Broadway professionals who
work both onstage and behind-the-scenes. www.kimberlyfayegreenberg.com
is very pleased to be working with the Theatrical Gems again after
appearing in staged readings of Mr.
President and Wildcat.
Gregory has appeared in productions both regionally and in New York
City. Past favorite roles include Jaquot in Carnival and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and he
will be appearing next month in the Regina Opera Company production of Madama Butterfly as Goro. Gregory
has a BFA in Theatrical Performance from Hofstra University.
|KATE GOSNELL is absolutely thrilled
to be working with Theatrical Gems for the first time in Broadway Does Disney! Kate is
a 2010 graduate of Otterbein College with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and
most recently performed in Wonderful
at Quisisana Resort in Center Lovell, Maine. Kate has also
with the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Cape Cod where she
played Lady Saphir in Patience
and Vibrata in A Funny Thing... Forum.
She is so grateful to her family, friends, and boyfriend who have
always supported and encouraged her through thick and thin. "All
dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt
GUTIERREZ is a 2009 Graduate of Wagner College where she earned
her B.A. in Theater Performance & Speech. Favorite role to date is
Maria in West Side Story but
she is currently working on her first studio demo as a
singer/songwriter. In the future she hopes to be cast as the
voice of the very first Puerto Rican Disney Princess.
|CHRISTINA NOONE is excited to return to Theatrical Gems
choreographing Theatrical Gems' productions of Mr. President and Wildcat. New York credits: Footloose (Ariel), I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Raja
Dancer/ choreographer) Regional credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia),
Kiss Me Kate
(Lois/Bianca), and A Garfield
Christmas (Teddy). "Love the art in yourself, not yourself in
PEARLMAN is happy to be joining Theatrical Gems for this event.
Recent New York credits include Ragtime
(Astoria Performing Arts Center), The
Who's Tommy (Gallery Players), Sondheim:
The Birthday Concert at Lincoln Center. Favorite regional
credits include the title role in Phantom,
Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, Magaldi
in Evita, King Arthur in Camelot and Enoch Snow in Carousel. BFA, Marymount Manhattan.
|MICHAEL PUGLIA resides in
Northvale, New Jersey, and is a proud graduate of Wagner College.
He is a recipient of a Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star award. He
has been invited four times to perform holiday standards for touring
guests of the White House holiday season. Michael has recently
performed with the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Cape
Cod. Favorite roles at CLOC include the Doctor in The Most Happy Fella, Heathersett
in Me and My Girl, The
Captain in Titanic, Omar
Kayam in Kismet, and Henry
Higgins in My Fair Lady. He
was last seen in Wildcat and
Real Men Wear Pink
and Sing Showtunes, and is currently singing with the Yuletide
Carolers. Visit www.michaelpugliaonline.net.
RICCIARDI is known for his rich, powerful vocals, and his vocal
versatility. As a concert artist he has performed throughout the NY and
NJ area, showcasing Opera, Neapolitan music, Jazz, Broadway and
Opera/Pop crossover favorites. Vincent's notable roles include
the title role of Jekyll and Hyde,
Frankie in Mafia Comedy All Dolled Up;
produced by Colin Quinn of SNL
and written by Bobby Spillane, Frederick in Pirates of Penzance, and has just
begun to take on roles in Grand Opera. He has also appeared on
various concept recordings for a number of new musicals including Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross,
as Young Charlemagne, opposite Christopher Lee.
|MICHAL SALONIA* created the role of Ralph
in Fat Horse and Slim at
Circle in the Square under the direction of Theodore Mann. New York
acting credits include featured roles in Wildcat and Mr. President, Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Ben Weeks in The Normal Heart, and Quince in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Favorite
regional roles include Moonface in Anything
Goes, Nathan in Guys and Dolls,
Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, and
Marryin’ Sam in Li’l Abner as
well as most of the “patter” roles in the G & S canon. Recent NYC
production credits include Miss
Abigail's Guide to Dating Mating and Marriage, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, and the
upcoming A Charity Case, all
Off-Broadway. Michal began his production career working under the
great Emanuel Azenberg.
CALDWELL SMITH* was most recently seen touring the country as
Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance)
and Yum-Yum (The Mikado) with
the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGASP). Ms. Smith also
appeared in Utopia Limited at
Symphony Space as Princess Nekaya. Ms. Smith’s New York experience
includes Blondchen in Die
Entführung… with the Liederkranz Opera Theatre and a
critically-acclaimed run of Ruddigore
(Rose Maybud) at New York City Center. Other City Center appearances
include Encores!’ Music in the Air,
starring Kristin Chenoweth, as well as The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), The Gondoliers (Gianetta u/s) and H.M.S. Pinafore. Additionally, Ms.
Smith covered the role of Laura Petrie in the world premiere of The Life and Love of Joe Coogan, a
comic opera based on the Dick Van Dyke Show. Upcoming engagements
include the title role in Patience
and a reprise of Pirates at
Symphony Space. Ms. Smith received her Master’s degree from Manhattan
School of Music.
TAYLOR returns (unexpectedly and gladly!) to Theatrical Gems
after appearing in the cabaret Broadway
for Broke People. Recent performances include both the East
Coast premiere of Stephen Dolginoff’s Panic
and High Society (Tracy
Samantha Lord) with the Leonia Players Guild, and Lennie Watts’ CabLab
Showcase 2011 at Don’t Tell Mama. Megan is the recipient of a 2009
NJACT Perry award for her work in Irving
Berlin: The Melody Lingers On with Bergen County Players. Other
performances include Carousel
(Julie Jordan), The Music Man
(Marian Paroo), Fiddler on the Roof
(Hodel), The Mikado
(Pitti-Sing), Utopia Limited
(Princess Nekaya) and many others for local theatre companies in NY and
NJ. Megan has been a National Anthem soloist for the NJ Jackals, the
Borough of Maywood, the United States Coast Guard and The National Park
Service. She is a long-time cantor for Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
in Maywood, NJ, where she is able to combine her love of music with her
faith. Megan is thrilled to share the stage with her talented brother,
Steve. Thanks and love to her family, friends and Tim for all their
love and support.
|SPENCER ANDREW TAYLOR
is honored to be part of this cabaret.
This recent graduate received his B.A. in Theatre and Speech from
Wagner College and was last seen on stage in Theatrical Gems'
benefit productions of Wildcar
(Luke) and Mr. President
(Larry). Favorite roles include: Tommy
(Cousin Kevin), Jesus Christ
Superstar (Jesus) and Songs
for a New World (Man 1).
VILE* couldn't be happier to once again work with Theatrical
Gems after appearing in last year's production of Wildcat. Regional credits
range from Altar Boyz (Mark)
and Seussical (The Cat) to
Neil Labute's bash (john) and
the title role in Macbeth
(no, really!). Other favorites include The Last 5 Years (Jamie), Plaid Tidings (Jinx), and Vaclav
Havel's The Memorandum (Jan
Ballas). As a playwright, his works have been produced in
Chicago, Nashville, and New York State. BA from DeSales
|EMILY D. WRIGHT* has performed many musical theatre
roles: Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady),
Julie Jordan (Carousel), Edith
(Pirates of Penzance), and
Lucy (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown).
Miss Wright is a company member with New York Gilbert and Sullivan
Players, and has performed with them at City Center and Symphony Space.
In 2009, Emily made her cabaret debut in a solo show at The Duplex, and
has since performed in numerous cabarets throughout New York City. This
is Emily's first time working with Theatrical Gems, and she is
delighted to lend her talents to such a wonderful cause. Proud
member of AEA. www.emilydwright.com
CHAMBERS is excited to be appearing in this production after
last appearing in Theatrical Gems's Broadway
For Broke People. He has participated in theater since middle
school, and has always enjoyed it. Past favorite roles in shows include
Mr. Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors),
Marius (Les Mis), and Reverend
Shaw Moore (Footloose). He
would like to thank everyone involved in this for the opportunity, as
well as his friends and family for their support. Break a leg everyone!
LAUTO is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing, Disney themed
performance. While studying music and education at Wagner college she
often finds her day dreams taking her on magical adventures! Big thanks
to Steve Taylor and all those involved for giving her this opportunity.
|TIMOTHY McMILLAN is a music major
attending Wagner College on Staten Island. His most recent credits
include Jamie Wellerstein in The
Last 5 Years, and Roger Davis in RENT. He will be playing Gabe in
the nation's first college production of Next to Normal with Wagner's
student-run musical theatre group.
MULHOLLAND is a senior Arts Administration major with a minor in
Accounting at Wagner College. She is currently the President of Vocal
Synergy, Wagner's only all female a cappella group, where she actively
sings on and off campus. She has been involved with choir and theatre
in New York City as well as in her hometown, Haddonfield, New Jersey.
She's looking forward to graduating in the spring and pursuing her
dreams of opening up her own coffeeshop. And being a rockstar, of
course. Special shout out to Stevie T for this great opportunity!
|KELSEY PIERCE is a Senior Arts
Administration major at Wagner College. She is involved in many
organizations on campus including her role as a Resident Assistant,
working on the campus's literary magazine, and being an e-board member
of the all-female a cappella group: Vocal Synergy. Kelsey is thrilled
to be participating in Broadway Does
Disney and she hopes you all enjoy tonight's performance.
| STEVEN H. TAYLOR (Musical Director/Piano).
Previous musical directing credits include Theatrical Gems’ Wildcat, Mr. President, Broadway For Broke People, and Real Men Wear Pink and Sing Showtunes,
two student written revues at Wagner College, Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show, School House Rock Live, and Dreamgirls. He is currently working
at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Maywood, NJ as their Musical Director.
HENLE (Stage Manager) is a junior Arts Administration major at
Wagner College and Theatrical Gems's first intern. Thanks to Jacob,
Claudia, and Jon for this amazing opportunity!