JOHN DOSSETT (Actor)
Currently starring as Mr. Pulitzer in the Broadway hit , Newsies, John had starred as Sam Carmichael in Broadway’s Mama Mia! and has appeared on Broadway in The Constant Wife, Democracy, Gypsy (2003 Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Dinner at Eight and Ragtime. Other credits include First Wives Club (Old Globe), Giant (Signature), Saved (Playwrights Horizons), A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center), Dinner With Friends (Variety Arts), Hello Again (LCT). As a member of the Circle Repertory Company: Reckless, Prelude to a Kiss, Moonshot and Cosmos, Dalton’s Back, Sunshine, Empty Hearts, El Salvador, Childe Byron and The Diviners among others. TV: “Hack,” “Law & Order,” “Sex and the City,” “Gossip Girl” and “John Adams” (HBO). Film: That Night, Longtime Companion and Little Manhattan.
DANN FINK (Writer/Director)
Dann directed the world premieres of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hits The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival, which was a New York Times critics pick, and Saving Throw Versus Love. For Comedy Central, Dan wrote and directed The Ameri-Cans! (Promax Gold Muse award for The World is Going to Hell (So Let's All Sing!). Brian Batt's one-man show Live at the Met! Garnered Dann's first Bistro Award and he is thrilled to have been involved in the development of the New York and national tour of the smash Dixie's Tupperware Party. ADR direction includes the Oscar-winning Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Black Swan and the series Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, and Blue Bloods. Dan is a member Of Lincoln Center Directors Lab and Directors Lab West, The Groundlings, founding member of LA Theater Sports. He was a finalist for both the SDC Ockrent Fellowship, And the Coward Fellowship for Comedic Direction that is proud to be an avid volunteer for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
Born in Santa Monica, California, to a show business family, Bruce Winant is the son of well-known character actor H.M. Wynant, network executive and Emmy Hall of Fame inductee Ethel Winant, brother of producer/director Scott Winant and new music percussionist William Winant. He has made a name for himself on the Broadway stage, having appeared in "An American in Paris", "La Cage Aux Folles" ('11 Revival), "The Phantom of the Opera", "Fiddler on the Roof" ('04 revival), "Chicago", "Ragtime", "Miss Saigon", "My Favorite Year", the original L.A. cast of "Les Miserables" and the national tours of "Chicago", "Phantom of the Opera" and "La Cage...". He appeared off-Broadway as Pasquale in "The Most Happy Fella" with the NY City Opera, as Al Jolson in "Jolson and Company" and in regional theaters across the country. He has also appeared in films and TV shows over the years, including as a regular on the NBC series First Years (2001) and recurring roles on Law & Order (1990). Bruce also runs, along with 'Dann Fink', one of the top "loop groups" in NY, "Loopers Unlimited". He is featured on the recordings "Les Miserables the Complete Symphonic Recording" (Grammy Award), "The Complete Miss Saigon", "Lucky Stiff" and the original cast recording of "Fiddler", "Ragtime" (Grammy Nomination) and "My Favorite Year"
Collin Kelly-Sordelet (Actor)
is a New York based Actor born in Montclair, New Jersey. Currently on Broadway in the Ferryman, He is known for starring opposite Bel Powley and Liv Tyler in Fritz Böhm's independent feature Wildling. Collin portrays Walt Freeman, the bleeding heart Communist, in Radium Girls, directed by Virginia Mohler and Lydia Dean Pilcher, which will make its World Premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. While training in the BFA program at The Julliard School of Drama, Collin was cast in a leading role in the Broadway production of Sting's musical The Last Ship, for which he won a Theater World Award and was nominated for a Clive Barnes Award. Collin has also appeared on Hulu's The Path. Born into a theater family, Collin has worked extensively in the New York Theater Scene, most notably playing Russ Mitchell in Second Stage's production of Somebody's Daughter.
JOHN LEONE (Actor)
John Leone has had a varied career in the arts as an actor, teacher, and stage director. He starred on Broadway as Marius in Les Miserables and most recently in the original cast of Jersey Boys, where he had the honor of playing Four Season Nick Massi for three years. He toured the United States as Charles Lightoller in Titanic and as Danny Zuko in Grease. Around the country, he has appeared in regional theatre in everything from Shakespeare to Sam Shepard. Television roles include guest spots on Coach, As The World Turns, Soul Food, and on all three incarnations of the Law and Order franchise. John teaches acting technique and voice production at his two alma maters: Hofstra University and The Neighborhood Playhouse. He is the proud father of two campers, Jack and Evan Leone.
RICK SORDELET (Fight Director )
48 Broadway shows: Superior Donuts, The Lion King, The Addams Family, The Royal Family, Oleanna, Curtains, Cry-Baby, 110 in the Shade, and Mauritius. Hundreds of Off-Broadway and regional credits. 47 international productions including Ben Hur Live at the O2 Arena/London. Opera: Cyrano at the Met, the Royal Opera House and La Scala. Films: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life and Hamlet. Recipient: Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence. Instructor: Yale Drama, the New School and the Neighborhood Playhouse. Board: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
RAYMOND McANALLY ( Actor/Comedian)
Has toured with the Broadway smash hit Defending The Caveman (one man show) to rave reviews. Off Broadway and has appeared in regional theaters throughout the country. On Television Ray has appeared on numerous TV shows, including 30 Rock, Law and Order SVU, Nurse Jackie, Lights Out, Boardwalk Empire. His film credits include I know how she does it, Gods behaving badly, Compliance, and Ghost Town. Ray is also the star and writer for the online comedy video site Daily Fiber Films.
BILL BOWERS (Actor/Mime)
Bill has been featured in two blockbuster Broadway musicals. He appeared as Zazu in the multiple Tony award-winning Disney's The Lion King, and he originated the role of Leggett in the hugely popular and Tony-nominated musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. In 2005 and 2006 Bill presented and starred in his original one-man play IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING in several Northeast appeared Off-Broadway at Theater for a New Audience, La Ma Ma, New York Stage and Film, Ensemble Studio Theater, Urban Stages, Rattlestick Theater Company, and the New York Fringe Festival. venues, culminating in a critically acclaimed 8-week run at the Rattletick Theatre in Greenwich Village, NYC.Bill's television credits include All My Children, One Life To Live, American Movie Classic's Remember W.E.N.N., and Out of The Box, a popular educational program for children on the Disney Channel. While in the cast of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bill was featured on such television shows as The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Today Show, The NBA All-Star Game, and The Tony Awards. His most recent film appearance is as the mime in the major motion picture Two Weeks Notice, starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant.
MICHELE RAGUSA (Actor)
Starred on Broadway as Elizabeth in Frankenstein. Other Broadway credits include Urinetown, A Class Act, Ragtime, Titanic, and Cyrano. Broadway national tours of Fiddler on th e Roof, Nunsense II and West Side Story. Her extensive regional theatre credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre as well as guest appearances on Network TV.
JIM VAGIAS (Producer)
Is presently the artistic producer fo The American Theater Group. He has been involved in the entertainment industry since 1983 where he served as an executive for the Screen Actors Guild. Jim then segued to become a regional and commercial theater producer producing over 50 plays, musicals, and special events, including the world premier production of I Love You Your Perfect, Now Change. Jim has worked with various Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer prize winning artists.
THERESE CROWLEY (Radio Personality)
Presently the morning drive time radio personality for 101.9 F.M., is known for her presence, warm voice, and the energy of inspiration. Most recently guest-host of ABC's Good Morning America Radio and ABC News Now TV, she is well-known in our area as the longtime afternoon host on WCBS-Newsradio 880. A child singer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, she sang with the great Les Paul before his recent passing, and has hosted more than 10,000 live broadcast interviews with stars like Taylor Swift, Ted Danson Ryan Seacrest, Gloria Gaynor, Andy Roddick, George Steinbrenner, the Cast of Rent, Joan Jett, and many more. Therese has been a mentor with AFTRA-NY, creates audiobooks (Seventh Sense was among the first on I-Tunes) and coaches for performance, creativity, and communication,. and can presently be seen on the Oprah video website.
JOSH DELA CRUZ (Actor)
Josh is currently in the Broadway hit Aladdin! Encores!: Merrily We Roll Along at New York City Center directed by James Lapine, David Byrne’s Here Lies Love directed by Alex Timbers at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Josh has also worked opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and Lorenzo Llamas in The King and I as Lun Tha at Kansas City Starlight & North Shore Music Theatre. In 2011 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Josh has worked with Baayork Lee, Susan Kikuchi, Donald Mckayle, Ray Roderick, Michael Dansicker and countless others. He can be heard on the new cast recording of Encores!: Merrily We Roll Along released July 10th by PS Classics.
NANCY OPEL (Actor, Tony Nominee and Obie Award Winner)
Nancy Opel is currently starring on Broadway in MEMPHIS. She was last seen Off-Broadway in her critically acclaimed performance in THE TOXIC AVENGER where she received a Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Nomination and Drama League Nomination for best actress. Her Broadway credits include Yenta in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF,directed by David Leveaux. Mazeppa, and Miss Cratchitt in the Patty LuPone revival of GYPSY, directed Arthur Laurents, Penelope Pennywise in URINETOWN:The Musical -where she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Frieda in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE directed by James Lapine . Eva in EVITA, directed by Harold Prince, Corine in TRIUMPH OF LOVE. Other Broadway credits include ,RING AROUND THE MOON, GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, ANYTHING GOES, TEDDY & ALICE and toured nationally as Drowsy in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. Nancy’s many Off Broadway and regional theatre credits include the role of My Deah in My DEAH where she won the prestigious Obie award for best performance. BARBRA’S WEDDING at the Manhattan Theatre Club, POLISH JOKE receiving a Drama Desk Nomination, Lucille Lortel Nomination; Best Featured Actress in a Play. Her many film and TV credits include featured roles on the various LAW AND ORDER’S, RYAN’S HOPE, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS.