Actors, singers, musicians, designers, engineers, friends. As with any artistic endeavor, there are many people responsible for giving life to art and its expression. Here are the amazing individuals who have shared their talent.
Giuseppe Bausilio - performer
Teach Me To Sing (NYTB Gala, reading)
Giuseppe Bausilio is an Actor, Singer, Dancer originally from Bern, Switzerland boron on June 20, 1997. He moved to the United States when he was just eleven years old to star as the title character in Broadway's 10 time Tony Award winning, Billy Elliot the Musical directed by Steven Daldry in 2009. In 2012 he landed a role alongside Colin Farrell in Niels Arden Oplev's (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) "Dead Man Down". In 2013, he performed as the Title Character, Melchior, in Marvel Repertory Company's Spring Awakening off Broadway. He later starred as Race in Broadway's "Best Choreography" Tony Award winning, Newsies! The Musical from 2013-2014. At the same time, he was starring as Irving Berlin's Angel of Death in Chip Deffaa's "Irving Berlin's America" at the 13th street Repertory Theater. Giuseppe has recently performed on the 54 Below stage in NYC, in shows honoring Frank Sinatra, Elton John, and Irving Berlin.
Brandy Burre - performer
Pulling the Plug, Ready for the Change, Swimming Upstream, Flight, The Road to Nowhere, Bloom, Mischief, Clusterf*ck II, Clusterf*ck, DOSE! (reading)
Brandy is an actor based out of Beacon, NY. She is best known for the role of Theresa D'Agostino on HBO's "The Wire" and as the subject of Robert Greene's film, Actress. She can also be seen in DIPLO's music video, "Revolution," Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip, the film, Slash (2016) and the title role in Katie Orr's new independent feature, Poor Jane (2016). Brandy received her BFA and MFA in Acting from Ohio University.
Tanner Cohen - performer
Over and Over, Swimming Upstream
Dayna Jarae Dantzler - performer
Dantzler Does The Duplex, Hello, My Name Is Billy; Pulling The Plug
Dayna Jarae Dantzler is currently on tour with The Book Of Mormon. Other credits include: National Tours: The Color Purple (Celie), James and the Giant Peach (Miss Spider), Disney Aladdin (Narrator). Selected Regional: Little Shop Of Horrors (Audrey 2), Frankenstein (Ensemble), and one of her most favorite productions, a NO HOPE original, Hello, My Name Is Billy!
Jane Kivnick - performer
Teach Me To Sing (reading), Sweet Baby Jesus and the True Orphan Tragedies
Born on the West Side of Los Angeles, Jane now calls the West Side of Manhattan home. She studied "musical theatre" at NYU and "how to be a human" in countless bars, theaters, yoga studios, museums, bookstores, living rooms and other emotionally evocative places (continues to do so.) Jane performs on stages and screens, teaches Core Fusion at Exhale, reads and writes fiction, attends and reviews cultural events and attempts to get 8 hours of sleep (most nights.) She has a passion for fitness, veganism, mindful living and spending time with good humans.
Robert Maril - musician, performer
Sweet Baby Jesus and the True Orphan Tragedies; Siren/Kings; Pulling The Plug; Ready For The Change; Hello, My Name Is Billy; Swimming Upstream; Still In Love; The Road To Nowhere; Bloom
Robert Maril hails from Ponca City, Oklahoma and holds degrees from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Since 2004, Robert has worked extensively with composer George Lam. With Dr. Lam and composer Ruby Fulton and singers Elisabeth Halliday and Bonnie Lander, Robert is a founding member of Rhymes With Opera, an ensemble committed to staging new dramatic vocal works by emerging composers. In addition to his work in classical music, indie music, and theater, Robert is an in-demand DJ, having manned the decks at Barracuda, The Eagle, The Box, The Ritz, Easternbloc, Rockbar, The Cock, and the long-running Stonewall Inn party RIOT!, a dance party that benefits homeless GLBT youth.
James McNeel - producer
Hello, My Name Is Billy; Flight
James McNeel has bounced around, with stops in New York City, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and now Pittsburgh. He’s spent his career working with contemporary writers, be they in literature or theater, and is currently the Managing Director at City Theatre Company. James has also held the same position at the Contemporary American Theater Festival (2010-2014) and worked at the National Endowment for the Arts, Cherry Lane Theatre, and the Center for Creative Resources. He attended Shepherd College and American University.
Casey McClellan - performer
Pulling The Plug; Hello, My Name Is Billy; Breaking The Habit; Still in Love; The Road To Nowhere; Clusterf*ck II; DOSE!
Casey McClellan is an actor, director, and theatre educator based out Sacramento, CA. His work has been seen at the Public Theatre, Joe’s Pub, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, State Theatre of New Jersey, Cherry Lane Theatre, (le) Poisson Rouge, The Monomoy Theatre, Soho Playhouse. He was awarded an Excellence in Performance Award (Hello, My Name is Billy) and an Excellence in Directing Award (Twelfth Night) from the New York International Fringe Festival in consecutive years. Casey is an Adjunct Professor of Drama at San Joaquin Delta College, as well as the Creative Director of the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Burlington, VT.
Kathleen Monteleone - performer
Sweet Baby Jesus and the True Orphan Tragedies, Teach Me To Sing (NYTB Gala, reading)
Kathleen was born in Germany, raised in Portland, Oregon, and now calls NYC her home. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Theater Performance, Kathleen’s career was given a kick start when she challenged for the Role of Sandy on NBC’s "GREASE: You’re the One That I Want". Favorite roles include Elle Woods in the first national tour of Legally Blonde the Musical and Dede Halcyon-Day in the world premiere of Tales of The City the Musical. Kathleen made her Broadway debut originating the role of Heather Stovall in the Broadway musical Hands On A Hardbody.
Shanna Sharp - actor
Siren/Kings, Pulling The Plug, Ready For The Change, Swimming Upstream, Breaking The Habit, Still In Love, The Road To Nowhere, Bloom, Clusterf*ck 2, DOSE!, Clusterf*ck
Shanna Sharp ran from the trailers of Alabama to chase her dreams as an actress and singer/songwriter in NYC. She attended the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre Conservatory Program , where her favorite role was playing 'The Baker's Wife' in 'Into the Woods' on Circles famous Broadway theatre in the round. Ms. Sharp's own music has been featured on MTV's programing such as 'Made', 'My Sweet Sixteen' & 'Sixteen & Pregnant'. Shanna's voice can also be heard through her voice over work, most recently in the feature film 'Take Care' directed by Liz Tuccillo. You can find more about Shanna on Facebook.
Ashley Tobias - performer
Ready for the Change, Teach Me To Sing (NYTB New Works Series, reading)
Ashley Tobias is an alumni of Montclair State University. Credits include: American Idiot -2nd National/1st International tour, Forever Motown, Austin City Limits. Off Broadway: Freckleface- The Musical, The Ohmies. Bella Notte, Virtually Me -1st National tour. Singer songwriter, Freelance Artist with Hank Lane Wedding Band, Cover Singer for Wedding/Corporate Events, Private Vocal/Acting Instructor, and CEO/Founder of Be True To You, an Anti-Bullying Assembly Program for schools.
Dana Viltz - producer
Hello, My Name Is Billy; Over and Over
Dana Viltz has spent the last decade producing live productions throughout the US and internationally. She spent her earlier days executing stage productions, network television appearances, and tours for performing arts companies including American Ballet Theatre, NO HOPE Productions, and Blue Man Group. In 2009, she joined the production team at Jack Morton Worldwide (IPG) and went on to produce various consumer activations at major festivals like SxSW, Coachella, and The Sundance Film Festival. Dana's largest venture to date was with the Jack Morton Broadcast team where she led the 2-year design and build of six cutting-edge television studios in Beijing China, for CCTV. Most recently, Dana joined the events team at Yahoo, where her most exciting projects have included Yahoo's Mobile World Congress activation in Barcelona, along with product launches for Yahoo Sports, and private concerts highlighting talent from Yahoo Live (Yahoo's partnership with LiveNation).
David J. Wiens - performer
Teach Me To Sing (NYTB New Works Series, reading)
David J. Wiens is a New York City based theater, film and television actor, but was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since moving to New York he has been fortunate to be a part of many wonderful productions including a workshop of The Visit directed by John Doyle, The Flood at Prospect Theater, and understudied three time Olivier winner Philip Quast in the role of Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with the NY Philharmonic, directed by Lonny Price. He has performed regionally at the Fulton Opera House, the New Huntington, and made his National Tour debut in Elf The Musical presented by NETworks. During Hurricane Sandy he filmed scenes for Free The Nipple directed by Lina Esco.
Aaron Kliner - musician, writer, performer
Sweet Baby Jesus and the True Orphan Tragedies; Teach Me To Sing; Siren/Kings; Pulling The Plug; Ready For The Change; Hello, My Name Is Billy; Swimming Upstream; Breaking The Habit; Still In Love; Angel/Buddy; The Road To Nowhere