|KIMBERLY FAYE GREENBERG* (Doris Walker) 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 also played 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
|TONY YAZBECK* (Fred Gaily). Broadway credits include Billy Flynn in Chicago, Phil Davis in White Christmas, Tulsa in Gypsy w/ Patti LuPone (Outer
Critics Circle Award Nom.), Al in A
Chorus Line, Never Gonna Dance,
Oklahoma, and Gypsy w/ Tyne Daly.
Off-Broadway: The Encores! Productions of On The Town (Gabey), Gypsy (Tulsa), The Apple Tree, ATree Grows in Brooklyn, and Pardon My English, Fanny Hill (The York).
Regional: Billy Buck Chandler in My One And Only (Goodspeed,
Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Don in Singin' in the Rain (MUNY), Alexas
in Antony and Cleopatra
(Hartford Stage), Andrew in Sycamore
Trees (Signature, Helen Hayes Award), Wally in Animal Crackers (Goodman), Bobby in
Crazy For You
(Maine State), Tony in Copacabana
(PCLO), Tony in West Side Story
(Trinity Rep.) Film and TV: Every Little Step (feature
documentary), All My Children,
As the World Turns.
Toured nationally in Thoroughly
Modern Millie, Annie Get Your
Gun and Doctor Dolittle.
|JIM BROCHU* (Kris Kringle) is currently starring as Sheridan
Whiteside in the Peccadillo Theatre Company's production of The Man Who Came to Dinner at the
Theatre at St. Clement's. Last year Jim won the Drama Desk Award for
Best Solo Performance of the 2009-2010 New York Theatre season. He
recently appeared on Broadway as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine
Ebersole and Len Cariou and in Washington, DC as Willy Clark opposite
Theodore Bikel’s Al Lewis in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys. Over the past
few years, Jim has been inhabiting the character of Zero Mostel in his
multi-award winning play, Zero Hour.
Jim has also been presented with the L.A. Ovation Award (Best Play),
the Carbonell Award of South Florida (Best Actor), the Helen Hayes
Award in Washington, DC (Best Actor). His website is Jimbrochu.com.
|RACHEL RESHEFF* (Susan Walker). Age 11,
Broadway: The People in The Picture
original cast, lead, cast album), Mary
Poppins (Jane Banks), Billy
Elliot (Julie Hope, Debbie u/s), Shrek the Musical (Young Fiona,
original cast). Off-Broadway/Staged Readings/Workshops: NYMF 2011, The Kid Who Would Be Pope (Alison
McNally, La Vie Productions), Eugene O’Neill Center National Music
Theater Conference/Summer 2011 (invited actor), Laughing Matters (Jenny,
Roundabout), Freckleface Strawberry
(title role, MMAC), Suprema
(Olive Ann, New Dramatists), The Big
Meal (Maddie, Jacqueline, Playwrights Horizons), The Family (Emily). Feature Film: 3 Backyards (Christina, lead,
Sundance 2010 winner Best Direction), Tick
Tock Time Emporium (Max, lead). TV: "The Electric Company,"
"Wonder Pets,” "Chuggington,” "Pinky Dinky Doo." AEA, SAG.
|DOUGLAS LELAND* (R.H. Macy).
Original London Cast and Album: Buddy-The
Buddy Holly Story. Bye Bye
Birdie (Mr MacAfee/London West End). Torch Song
Trilogy (Arnold/Edinburgh). Regional: Fiddler, Show Boat, No, No
Nanette, She Loves Me.
Off Bway: Shirley "NO" Valentine in BYM/Rattlestick,
Produced Elegies for
Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Fynsworth Alley CD) and Annual
Series/NYC. Thanks to Kimberly, Mike, Brian and Theatrical
Gems...."There is only ONE Santa!"
|BRIAN CHILDERS* (Marvin Shellhammer). 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.
|STEVE SCHALCHLIN (Mr. Gimbel/Judge Martin
Group) was nominated for
Best Lead Actor in a Musical: L.A. Ovation Awards for his celebrated
appearance as himself in the Off-Broadway production of The Big Voice: God or Merman? for
which he also wrote the score. Also off-Broadway: The Last Session.
Choral/orchestral: New World Waking,
a musical insurrection for peace.
|VINCENT D'ELIA* (Governor/Thomas Mara, Sr.) is thrilled to be a part of this "
MIRACLE" for such a great cause. He comes from a sold out run of
Disney's The Little Mermaid
playing Scuttle to 2,200 Disney fans nightly! Life motto: "The Only
Real Death, is the death we die every day by not Living!" -ZORBA
|DANIEL GREENWOOD* (Tammany O'Halloran) is a New Jersey-born, Cape
Cod-raised, New York-based tenor. While his background is in
musical theater, he currently performs in both comic operetta and bel
canto opera. Commended by the New York Times for his performances
in the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' City Center production of
voice and agile dancing") as well as NYGASP's The Mikado ("[a] lovely sound and
good comic instincts"), he continues to perform in parts that call for
strong acting as well as singing. Roles include Frederic (Pirates of Penzance), Ralph (HMS Pinafore), Nanki-poo (The Mikado), Fairfax (Yeoman of the Guard), and Dauntless
(Ruddigore) wth New York
Gilbert and Sullivan Players, as well as Paul (The Desert Song, Light Opera of New
York), Damon (Acis and Galatea),
and Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera).
Upcoming engagements include Almaviva in Rossini's Barber of Seville as well as Ramiro
in La Cenerentola.
|ALEX PEARLMAN (Miss Muffet/Mayor/Alvin) 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.
|BRETT RADEK (Whitey/Ensemble) is originally from Chicago,
Illinois and is glad to be starting the
holiday season off a little early this year with Theatrical Gems!
Brett also spent the summer being merry at Santa's Village in
Jefferson, NH performing for the entertainment group RWS and
Associates. He recently choreographed The
Jungle Book for CMJ Productions in Chicago, and has danced with
Floorwork Dance Company and LMProject in New York. Other theatre
credits include: Robin Hood, the
musical (NYMF), Rent
(Weathervane Rep), Spring's Awakening
(Adam Roebuck Productions), and Inside
Out (Genesis Theatre Company). MCS and Wagner College BA
|MARK DONALDSON* (Climber/Ensemble). National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof starring Harvey
Fierstein, and Cats
(Mungojerrie). Other theater includes Sacramento Music Circus, NYMF,
The Fulton, The Arvada Center, and Westchester Broadway. Mark has a BFA
in Musical Theater from The Hartt School.
|ASHLEY BOEHM (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing in Miracle On 34th Street.
Previous roles include Sally Bowles, Sally Brown, Sarah Brown, and
|VICTORIA BROADHURST (Ensemble) is thrilled to be working on Miracle On 34th Street. There is
nothing like being in NYC this time of year. Recent credits include Carousel (Carrie Pipperidge), Annie (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Awesome 80s Prom (Heather Wynters).
Warmest thanks to family and friends. Happy Holidays!
|AMBER CARSON (Mrs. Finfer/Clara) is thrilled to be off the naughty
list this year, just in time to join this wonderful production!
Favorite credits include Hello Dolly
(Gateway Playhouse), The Full Monty
(Riverside Theatre-upcoming, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre,
Arizona Broadway Theatre), NYMF, NYC Fringe Festival, and a solo
cabaret of the Edith Piaf songbook with Phoenix Symphony. Many thanks
to Theatrical Gems, my family and friends, and love to my tree. Happy
|ETHAN KHUSIDMAN* (Harry Finfer/Tommy Mara). 9-year-old Ethan Khusidman just
returned from the 25th Anniversary National tour of Les Misérables, performing
the role of Gavroche. He has starred as Danny in the short film “Making
Friends,” and has performed on the popular comedy series, The Whitest Kids U’Know. Ethan is
an ensemble member of the National Children’s Chorus, TADA! Youth
Theater, and the boys’ vocal group M-Generation. He recently earned
first place in the National Young Maestro Competition (piano).
|KRISTEN MICHELLE* (Ensemble) is so happy to join this cast in
spreading Christmas cheer with this classic show! Regional credits
include: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(Christine), Singin' in the Rain
(Kathy Selden), Sisters of Swing
(Patty Andrews), Musical of Musicals
(June), Duck for President &
other Stories (Babymouse) & many concerts with the Key West
Pops Orchestra. Kean University BA & MA Speech Pathology, Minors:
Theatre & Psychology. Proud member of AEA! For more adventures… www.Kristenmichelle.net.
|ROBERT MINTZ* (Ensemble) is happy to be making his
Theatrical Gems debut. New York credits include: Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical
(NYMF '10), Seeing Stars
(NYMF '09). Regional credits include: West
Side Story (The Gateway Playhouse), The Nutcracker (The Fulton), Girl Crazy, Bye Bye Birdie, Sideshow (The Kennedy Center), The Visit (Signature Theatre).
Bachelor of Music from The Catholic University of America.
|DANIEL MOSER (Ensemble). Originally from Turlock,
California, Moser has established himself as a unique artist in many
fields of the visual and performing arts. He has recently returned to
New York after touring internationally with The Aluminum Show. Visit www.dannydomore.com to discover
|EMILY ROSENFELD (Henrika) is thrilled to be part of this
production. She is 7 years old and hails from Westchester, NY. Emily's
favorite roles include: Gretl in The
Sound of Music, Dickon in The
Secret Garden, Michael Darling in Peter Pan and Big Jule in Guys and Dolls -- all Random Farms
Kids' Theater Productions. Emily sings with the Broadway Youth Ensemble
and enjoys creating masterful works of art and writing original plays
and lyrics in her spare time. Emily wishes to thank Amelia DeMayo,
Gulnara Mitzanova, Renae Baker, her theatrical agent David Doan at
Generation TV and most importantly her supportive grandparents, Aunt
Jaime, sisters - Evie and Lucy and parents.
||MICHAL SALONIA* (Drunk Santa/Bartholomew
Sawyer) 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* (Miss Crookshank) 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.
|JENNIFER TESKA* (Ensemble) received a
Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. Her NYC credits include Lois
in Goldilocks the musical,
and Notes on New York,
(female swing) an original musical revue by Third Eye Theatre Company.
Favorite roles include Lizzie in Baby,
Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors,
Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead and eight seasons at the Sterling
Renaissance Festival where she played multiple roles and also co-wrote
and performed as Ursula Minor in the show The Story of St.Veronica.