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Real Men Wear Pink and Sing Showtunes


JONATHAN G GALVEZ (Commentator) is an actor, playwright, director, and certified teacher who last appeared onstage in Theatrical Gems' presentation of Mr. President.  As a writer, he has been produced in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival (Thirty Minutes or Less), Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Amazing Play Festival (Crossing Lights), and has had his one-acts premiere in The Shortened Attention Span festivals, Sundog Theatre’s Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry, and the Strawberry One-Act Festival.  He is a performer, writer, and technical director for Stuff Films Comedy troupe and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.  He received his B.A. in Theatre Education from Wagner College and is a M.F.A. Candidate in Playwrighting at Hollins University. 

MICHAEL PUGLIA (Romantic) 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. Visit

MICHAL SALONIA* (Sports Fan). Graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School. New York credits include 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 L'il Abner as well as most of the "patter" roles in the G & S canon. He is an active teaching artist and proud member of Young Educators in the Arts.

JACOB SHOESMITH-FOX (Geek), Artistic Director of Theatrical Gems, has directed full productions of Little Shop of Horrors and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as well as various readings and workshops and was the Assistant Director of Are We Writing Loud Enough for the Vineyard Theatre.  He worked as an actor for most of his childhood at the Pocono Playhouse and other locations in his hometown and also appeared in NYC in The Car in the 2007 Short Attention Span Horror Festival and the film Wet Hot American Summer.  In 2006 he began producing with The Vagina Monologues on Staten Island, which he continued for the following three years, making him the only male V-Day producer in the region.  Jacob graduated from Wagner College in 2009 with a B.S. in Arts Administration and spent 5 months interning in development and education at the Vineyard Theatre.  Thanks to Mom for always being there and EN for getting me into theatre.  In memory of Dad, Gram and Gramp.  Remember "If you can dream it you can do it".

TOM WALTZ (Playboy) is tickled pink to be in this phenomenal cast of Real Men! Recently seen as Malcolm in Full Monty (Palace Theatre, NH), Tobias in Sweeney Todd (4th Wall Theatre), Maintenance Man in the monthly cabaret hit Mamma Rice N' Friends in NYC. Off-Broadway: Top Job (Vital Theatre). Regional favorites: Titanic (Jim Farrell), Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Over the River...(Nick), and Laramie Project. BFA - New School University, AMDA graduate. "A big thank you to the cast/crew, JG for getting me involved, friends and family in NYC/MN.

STEVEN H. TAYLOR (Musical Director/Piano). Previous musical directing credits include Theatrical Gems' Mr. President, two student written Broadway 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.

* denotes an actor appearing courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association

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