RICHARD TODD ADAMS has spent much of the last decade performing in New York and across the country in some of the most sought-after roles in musical theatre. Most recently, he was the Standby for the roles of Old Deuteronomy and Gus/Bustopher Jones in the most recent Broadway revival of CATS. He is one of a handful of American actors to have portrayed The Phantom, Jean Valjean and Javert. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began his career starring as Raoul with both the Los Angeles and national touring companies of The Phantom of the Opera. Upon returning to New York, he appeared Off-Broadway in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish at Second Stage and David Friedman’s Listen to My Heart at Studio 54. He and made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White, and shortly thereafter, appeared on Broadway in Boubil and Schoenberg’s The Pirate Queen. He won the 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for his portrayal of Javert in the Chicago Production of Les Miserables at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. He then returned to the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera, this time to play the Phantom. For three years, he toured the country, appearing as both Jean Valjean and Javert in the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Miserables. Regionally, he has starred in The Scarlet Pimpernel; Jekyll & Hyde; 1776; Show Boat; Ragtime; Man of La Mancha and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands.
JANINE MARIA DIVITA Broadway: Grease (Rizzo); Anything Goes, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. National Tours: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth-the role created by Madeline Kahn in the film and Megan Mullally in the stage adaptation) and Finding Neverland (Mary Barrie). Regional credits include Nancy in Oliver!, Eva Peron in Evita, Young Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens, The Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Terri in Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines, Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George, Nunsense (Sister Mary Amnesia) and Rosie Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie. Janine’s concert work with symphony orchestras spans the globe. Television: The Americans (FX) Elementary (CBS) The Colbert Show, the live concert “This is the Moment” (PBS) with Irish Tenor, Paul Byrom, in which Janine sings the iconic duet “Somewhere” from West Side Story. Film: “Hear My Song” (Sally) opposite Josh Lucas and Dustin Hoffman.
JENNA LEIGH GREEN played Nessarose in the Broadway, LA and 1st Nat touring company of Wicked (Elphaba cover). Other NY: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Theatre Row); The Anthem (Culture Project); bare (Dodger Theatricals); Chick Flick (Loft 227), as well as numerous workshops and readings. With NYMF, she was seen in Its On Standby and as Nancy Kerrigan in Tonya and Nancy: The Musical. Ms Green is best know for her portrayal of Libby Chessler on Sabrina the hit ABC sitcom “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”. Other notable TV/film roles include Guest spots on “Quantico”, “Bones”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “Castle” and “Cold Case”. Feature film credits include “Skin”, “I Am Michael”, “You Again”, “Hard Sell” and “Yes”. Ms Green can currently be seen in the Showtime Limited Series “The Loudest Voice” opposite Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller.
JOEY TARANTO is an actor and a singer/songwriter from New Orleans who grew up singing in church and never stopped! He most recently appeared on Broadway as an original cast member of the Tony Award-winning production of Kinky Boots. Other Broadway credits starring as Drew in Rock of Ages and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Off-Broadway: Bat Out of Hell (Strat-New York City Center). Regional: RENT (Roger); Little Shop of Horrors (Orin); Urinetown (Bobby Strong); The Who’s Tommy and more! Cabaret appearances include 54 Below, Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Cutting Room, Le Poisson Rouge and the Highline Ballroom. Web Series: “Undetectable”; “Happiest People in NY”; “Billy Green”
EUGENE GWOZDZ (Musical Director/Accompanist) is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and now resides in NYC. Eugene is the Music Director/Arranger for the American Dance Machine 21, and the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts.. Eugene was the MD/Arranger for Our Guy, Cy, a musical concert tribute to Cy Coleman, starring Tony Award Winners, Randy Graff, Cady Huffman, and Lillias White which received rave reviews from the NYC critics; MD/Arranger for the Jerome Robbins Awards honoring Chita Rivera, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. Music Director and Pianist/Arranger for Tony Award-winning “Princess and the Frog” star Anika Noni Rose at the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series; Drama league Tribute to Patti Lupone; orchestrated and arranged music for the critically acclaimed revival of It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman. Music Director and Music Director/Pianist/Arranger for the hit show, Thrill Me, and the critically acclaimed 20th Anniversary Revival Production of Maltby & Shire’s Baby at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Broadway: The Full Monty and Oklahoma!. Broadway National Tours: Sunset Boulevard (with Petula Clark), Flower Drum Song, Swing!, The Color Purple, The Phantom of the Opera, The Will Rogers’ Follies and West Side Story (Conducted and played keyboards). He has worked with many Broadway stars including Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norbert Leo Butz, James Monroe Iglehart, Shuler Hensley, Stephanie J. Block, Patti Lupone, Cady Huffman, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Donna McKechnie, Andre DeShields, Lee Roy Reams, Ken Page, Patrick Wilson, Billy Porter, Harvey Fierstein, Shirley Jones, Will Chase, Betty Buckley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Will Chase, LaChanze, Nikki James, Victoria Clark, Kelli O’Hara, Andrea McArdle, Chris Seiber, Rachel York, Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, Kristin Chenowith, Brent Barrett, Valisia Lekae, John Tartaglia, Laura Benanti, Melissa Errico, Karen Ziemba, N’Kenge, Mark Kudisch, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Laura Bell Bundy.
STEPHEN DeANGELIS (Producer/Host) has produced over 300 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States featuring a multitude of Broadway stars including many Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winners and nominees, stars from hit television series and films whose roots are on stage and Broadway’s fastest rising young performers. He is also the Producing Artistic Director and Host of At This Performance… , the critically acclaimed concert series that has showcased the talents of over 1000 Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates since October 2003. He has cast over 3600 network television and radio commercials for Manhattan’s leading advertising agencies for such clients as DirecTV, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, E*TRADE, Febreze, Cover Girl, Pantene, Advil, Robitussin, Downy and Hewlett-Packard and has contributed to many historic and award-winning spots and campaigns including many which have been recognized with Platinum, Gold and Silver Lions at Cannes. Stephen also cast the six-time Emmy Award nominated Playhouse Disney series “Johnny and the Sprites” starring Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia which was seen on the Disney Channel. His work has been seen in New York and regionally in over 300 theatrical productions for companies including Musicals Tonight!, York Theatre Company, The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, The Drama League, Casa Mañana, North Shore Music Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Stage One, Studio Arena Theatre, American Stage Company, GeVa Theatre, Starlight Theatre of Kansas City, the St. Louis Municipal Opera (The MUNY) and Dallas Summer Musicals among others as well as numerous festival showcases, workshops and readings. Other credits include The World AIDS Day All-Star Concert Revivals of Pippin and The Secret Garden, the All-Star production of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens and the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Hair. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has staged musicals in major theatres across the country in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas and St. Louis and throughout New York and New England. Throughout his career, Stephen has cast over 100,000 actors across all entertainment platforms. Recent productions include the New York premiere of Unexpected Joy by two-time Tony Award nominee Bill Russell (Original Cast recording on JAY records, the Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little and the All-Star concert version of Into the Woods. He also was nominated for two 2018 BroadwayWorld Awards. Stephen was recently named Producing Artistic Director of the new Pocono Center for the Arts which is scheduled to open in late 2020.
*COSTUME CONTEST ALERT*
Come dressed as your favorite Broadway character and be entered in the costume contest! Contestants will be called onto the stage for a final vote, where the audience cheer volume will determine the winner. Don’t miss this opportunity to dress up in any creative way you desire.
Make sure to sign up at the designated table located in the lobby before the show to enter.
COSTUME CONTEST: On the night of the show, we will have a table where contestants can sign up. They will also have a chance to sign up during intermission.
Halfway through, the contestants will be called out of the audience to stage. The audience will determine the top 3 based on applause. There will be a final applause vote for those three.