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A NEW, MINI-MUSICAL PODCAST - SEASON 1 PREMIERES OCTOBER 5, 2020

ABOUT THE SHOW

Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast features new and exciting "mini-musicals" presented as fully-produced radio plays complete with lush orchestrations, captivating sound effects, and some of the greatest talent that Broadway, Hollywood, TV, and even YouTube have to offer! Each musical is followed by an in-depth discussion with its brilliant creators, introducing audiences to new musicals and new writers without the commitment of having to listen to a whole cast album! New musicals. Anytime. Anywhere. 

Season One premieres October 5th, 2020 with new episodes every first and third Monday of every month! For exclusive perks and behind-the-scenes content you won't get anywhere else, consider supporting us on our Patreon.com page!

SEASON ONE PREMIERES OCTOBER 5, 2020!

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SUBMIT YOUR MINI MUSICAL

Got a new idea for a short musical? How about an oldie collecting dust in a trunk or buried deep on a hard drive? Well, now's the time to take some action!

Those pieces selected for production will be fully produced by IndieWorks as a radio play and will receive:

  • Dramaturgical support with our Creative Director

  • Help with adapting the show to fit our radio-play format

  • Digital orchestrations by members of our music team

  • Digital sound effects to enhance the radio-play experience

  • Casting/Rehearsal/Direction/Music Direction

  • A fully produced radio-play recording of your musical for you to share

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Mini-musicals must be no less than ten minutes and no more than 20 minutes in length.

  • All mini-musicals must be self-contained stories and have a beginning, middle, and end. No excerpts will be accepted.

  • Mini-musicals will be performed as a radio play with sound effects. Therefore, shows that rely heavily on visuals to tell the story might not be the best fit for our program.

  • Writers may submit any mini-musical(s) they like provided they fit the above requirements.

SUBMISSIONS FOR SEASON ONE OF BITE-SIZED BROADWAY HAVE BEEN CLOSED.

Please check back or join our mailing list to be alerted when they open for Season Two!

A RELATIVE RELATIONSHIP

Book, Music & Lyrics by TIMOTHY HUANG

Rival stepsiblings Simon Pang and Carmen Soledad are in big trouble and when Simon’s overbearing mom and Carmen’s doting dad – recent newlyweds – find out, heads will roll! Villainous Vice Principal Delancy offers a simple suggestion: Instead of punishing them both, they must decide between themselves who should fall on the metaphorical sword before VP Delancy returns!

BLUE CROSS BLUES

Book by ED LEVY, Music & Lyrics by NEIL RADISCH

Bill and his wife, Michelle, are just a normal American couple who must go up "against the man" to get what they are owed... a check reimbursement for his insurance claim. But as anyone who has had insurance knows, that's anything but easy! In this charming and hilarious satirical send-up of our healthcare system, we journey with Bill as he attempts to get through to customer service, navigate billing codes, and dodge bill collectors all in hopes of one day receiving that $10,000 check! 

THE LAST MAGIC NEGRO (or CHAD'S GREAT AWOKENING ✊🏻)

Book by JAMIL ELLIS & ANDREW FOX, Music & Lyrics by ANDREW FOX

June 7th, 2020. As the Black Lives Matter movement thrusts White corporate middle-manager Chad into unknown territory, he seeks wisdom from Jimmy Bagger, the very last “Magic Negro” (a wise Black character who exists solely to help a white protagonist) on how to end racism. Despite the tuneful clarity of Jimmy’s advice, Chad somehow manages to botch every attempt in ways both awful and hilarious. As Jimmy grows tired of the weight that he has to carry in educating and comforting White people, Chad is faced with a question for which he, himself, must figure out the answer: now that he can no longer ignore the racism right in front of him…what is he going to do?  

RANSOMWHERE?

Book by ERIC GRUNIN, Music by JONATHON LYNCH, Lyrics by GIL VAROD

When a virus from a pop-up ad holds Grandma's computer and files for ransom, she calls her grandson Thomas to help her figure things out. After all, computers like him more than they like her! But Thomas must be quick to find the origins of the virus and unfreeze Grandma's computer before time is up or she'll lose her many precious memories stored on the hard drive. This charming and sweet new musical is played out in real-time and shows us that the joy of our memories is in the making.

TOY BOX

Book & Lyrics by TERESA LOTZ, Music by WILL BUCK

Velveteen, a young and naive stuffed rabbit is thrown into the toy box where he meets Tank, a muscular hard-headed remote-control War-Tank and Horse, an old and grumpy skin horse figurine that is wise and much older than the others. As Velveteen tries to make sense of what has happened to him he learns about The Boy who may or may not ever come back for his toys. This very loose adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit is a touching and heartwarming story of innocence, love, and what it takes to become real.

THE TRIAL OF BASTIANO DI BOLOGNA

Book, Music & Lyrics by AARON JENSEN

It's the 8th Century in the courts of the Vatican Judiciary. Faithful attendant to the Pope, Bastiano di Bologna, has been summoned to stand trial on several counts, including the attempted murder of His Holiness! Bastiano admits to having sneaked into the holy bed chambers, but insists that his objective was not to commit a crime! Bastiano woefully recounts how earlier that day, he witnessed something so shocking - so devastatingly unsettling - he had no choice but to verify his nightmarish vision, whatever the cost!

THE GETAWAY

Book & Lyrics by JARED CORAK, Music by JOSHUA CERDENIA

Peter is starting his first day as an Uber driver, hoping to someday make enough money so that he and his wife can make the perfect getaway to a place where life and time move slowly. But when a pair of bank robbers lose their getaway driver, the hire Peter and the popular car service to get them safely to their final destination! Will they all get the perfect getaway they dream of? Or will one wrong turn land them in the clink?

LIFE THROUGH MY EYES

Book, Music & Lyrics by LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE

Something's up with Tony. His mother committed suicide, there are rumors floating around school, and now, he's nowhere to be found! Tasha, his sister, gathers a group of his friends over as they read his journal searching for clues as to what could be bothering him and where he could be. Through a series of small vignettes and a collection of Tony's journal entries, we take a delicate look into mental health as it pertains to Black youth.

SHEILA THE TINY TURTLE

Book & Lyrics by CATILYN BURT, Music by AMIR SHOENFELD

In the Australian desert, a family of turtles works hard to find food for their sick mother. Sheila, the cleverest - yet smallest - turtle of the family, is mocked by her brothers for not being able to contribute due to her size. When Sheila hears about a cure located dangerously far across the desert, she determines to bring the seeds back to save her mum. While crossing the sand, Sheila encounters a kangaroo, followed by a dingo, where she is forced to use her brain instead of her size to overcome the obstacles and make her mum well.

MTA; THE MUSICAL

Book, Music & Lyrics by PETER SAXE, Additional Book by CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS

On a sweltering summer morning on a crowded subway platform, three strangers, each very different from the others, wait for a train that is running on major delay after major delay. The longer they wait, the hotter they get. The hotter they get, the more irritated they become. In a funny and at times touching mini-musical, we go on a rollercoaster ride as these strangers go from frustration to sexual frustration, learning that sometimes you've gotta take the opportunities that come to you, no matter how awkward and irritating they might be.

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SEASON CAST PHOTOS & BIOGRAPHIES

AJ HOLMES (Robber 1, Pedestrian, Chad)
AJ HOLMES (Robber 1, Pedestrian, Chad)

B’way/West End: THE BOOK OF MORMON (Elder Cunningham; also Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and North American Tour). Theatre: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Nat’l Tour (Dr. Frankenstein), NEXT TO NORMAL (Henry; Arizona Theatre Co & SJ Rep). Film: FLOP STOPPERS, THE WAYWARD GUIDE FOR THE UNTRAINED EYE, DOPPELGÄNGER. TV: FOSSE/VERDON (John Kander). Composer: StarKid Productions (TWISTED, A VERY POTTER MUSICAL). Consultant for Season 21 of SOUTH PARK. Repped by BRS/GAGE. University of Michigan graduate.

ALAN H. GREEN (Supervisor, Narrator)
ALAN H. GREEN (Supervisor, Narrator)

Broadway: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT, PLAY ON!. First National Tours: 25TH ANNUAL...SPELLING BEE, SWING!, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE. International: MISS SAIGON. TV: ALMOST FAMILY, UNFORGETTABLE, MURPHY BROWN, 30 ROCK, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE GUIDING LIGHT. And lots of National Commercials. He is a proud graduate of Rice University where he received a B A in Vocal Performance. He is also a Deacon at Metro Baptist Church NYC. IG:@alanhgreen | www.alanhgreen.com

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ANDY RONINSON (Jack, Radio)
ANDY RONINSON (Jack, Radio)

Andy Roninson is a composer-lyricist. 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant, 2019-2020 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, 2017 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project participant. BMI Workshop: Harrington Award, Robert B. Sherman Scholarship. Creator/Host/Co-Writer of TAKE A TEN, the all-original ten-minute musical podcast, featuring Broadway talent like Laura Osnes, George Salazar, Rob McClure, and more. TakeATenMusicals.com for all episodes. For more, AndyRoninson.com.

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ANN HARADA (Operator)
ANN HARADA (Operator)

Bway: AVENUE Q (Christmas Eve; also West End. CINDERELLA (Charlotte) LES MISERABLES, (Mme. Thenardier), 9 TO 5, SEUSSICAL, and M.BUTTERFLY. Off-Bway: EMOJILAND, PACIFIC OVERTURES, BROOKLYNITE, DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON. TV: SMASH, BLUE BLOODS, HOUSE OF CARDS, MASTER OF NONE, YOUNGER, 30 ROCK, THE GOOD WIFE, JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW. Nominated: 2020 Indie Series Award (Best Guest Supporting Actress) for INDOOR BOYS. Film: SISTERS, HOPE SPRINGS, ADMISSION. Twitter: @annharada Insta: @iamannharada

ANTHONY CHATMON II (Michael)
ANTHONY CHATMON II (Michael)

Broadway: HADESTOWN (Orpheus/Hermès us), BE MORE CHILL (Michael/Rich/Jake us) National Tours: Fiasco’s INTO THE WOODS (Cinderella’s Prince), THE BOOK OF MORMON (Doctor). Regional: WEST SIDE STORY (Hollywood Bowl), Bernstein’s MASS (Disney Concert Hall), FREEDOM RIDERS (NYMF), HAIRSPRAY (Dallas Theater Center), LEMPICKA (NYC Lab) TV: LAW & ORDER SVU (NBC), BLUE BLOODS (CBS), THE OTHER TWO (Comedy Central) and BULL (CBS).

BRANDON J. ELLIS (Man 2)
BRANDON J. ELLIS (Man 2)

Broadway/1 st National Tour: COMPANY 06’ (OBC), ONCE (OBC), BANDSTAND (OBC), and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. West End: ONCE. Off-Broadway: AUGUST RUSH, MISSED CONNECTIONS. TV/Film: 30-ROCK, DIETLAND, IRON FIST, VINYL, THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND, SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL. Commercial: Firehouse Subs (National Spokesperson), Policy Genius (National Spokesperson), Best Buy, Quaker Oats, Applebee’s, IHOP, and others. Training: BFA in acting from UNCG.

CASSIDY ROSE LAYTON (Alex)
CASSIDY ROSE LAYTON (Alex)

Cassidy’s a tastefully weird writer, actress, UX/UI designer, director, producer, trapeze artist, and Story Pirate. When she isn’t running her experimental theater company, she is in the process of publishing her first book, a collection of existential dark-humored grown-up bedtime stories. National Tours: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Fern; TWUSA) TV/Film: HUNTERS (Amazon Prime), NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC), FULL FRONTAL W/T SAM BEE (TBS) SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC). www.cassidylayton.com | @casadilla67

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CONSTANTINE MAROULIS (80s Man)
CONSTANTINE MAROULIS (80s Man)

The accomplished actor, producer, singer and songwriter graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music and is best known for his Tony-nominated performance in ROCK OF AGES and as a finalist AMERICAN IDOL Season 4. His new original album, Until I’m Wanted, was released in July of 2020. Recent credits: Amazon’s Golden Globe winner, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, MADAME SECRETARY, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE TONIGHT SHOW, DANCING WITH THE STARS, and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. ConstantineMaroulis.com

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GABRIELLE RUIZ (Woman)
GABRIELLE RUIZ (Woman)

Best known for the CW’s critically acclaimed comedy, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Valencia Perez). Producer/Co-Host @waffpodcast. Other TV: MODERN FAMILY, BETTER THINGS, ALONG TOGETHER, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SESAME STREET, LAW & ORDER: SVU, THE FILTH. Bway: IF/THEN, EVITA, IN THE HEIGHTS and A CHORUS LINE (Diana Morales; 1st National). From Edinburg, TX she is a philanthropist, producer, activist and champion for the arts. Proud AEA & SAG-AFTRA Member. More at gabrielleruiz.net | @gabrielleruiz.

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HEATHER MAKALANI
HEATHER MAKALANI

From the beautiful island of Guam, Heather is a proud graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she earned her BA in Music Theatre. Broadway: Disney’s ALADDIN (U/S Jasmine). Off-Broadway: EMOJILAND (Kissy Face, Visceral Entertainment). Regional: GREASE (Sandy Dumbrowski, Fingerlakes MTF). Self-produced: KOALA’N OUT- Australian bushfire benefit concert (Green Room 42). Australian Credits: Disney’s ALADDIN (U/S Jasmine), HEATHERS, RENT. AEA member. @heathermakalani

J. ELAINE MARCOS (A.I.D.A)
J. ELAINE MARCOS (A.I.D.A)

Bway: MISS SAIGON, FLOWER DRUM SONG, WONDERFUL TOWN, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE (Connie), ANNIE (Lily St. Regis), THE WEDDING SINGER (Imelda Marcos), PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Cynthia), GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, A CHORUS LINE (Valerie; City Center). Film: MORNING GLORY, ST. VINCENT, BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, EVERY LITTLE STEP. TV: RENT: LIVE (Alexi Darling; FOX), 2 BROKE GIRLS, GRACE AND FRANKIE, 30 ROCK, LAW & ORDER: SVU. AMDA Alum. AEA & SAG-AFTRA. www.jelainemarcos.org | @jelainemarcos

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JAMES STAFFORD (Kev, Dingo)
JAMES STAFFORD (Kev, Dingo)

NYC: WONDERLAND: ALICE’S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE (Atlantic Theater Co), WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (Moxie Arts), TOTALLY WHOLESOME FOODS (Theater in Asylum), THE WRONG BOX (Visceral Entertainment) US Regional: LOCH NESS (Adirondack Theatre Festival); BUDDY (Palace Theater); Australia: WOMBAT STEW; POSSUM MAGIC (Garry Ginivan Attractions), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Australian Shakespeare Company), THE CAT IN THE HAT (Andrew Kay & Associates), THE SECRET LIVES OF SUPERHEROES (FEAST Festival)

JAY PARANADA (Tribunale 2)
JAY PARANADA (Tribunale 2)

Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University and is a conservatory graduate of AMDA NYC. Credits: ALADDIN (Iago; Disney Theatricals), INTO THE WOODS (Baker), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Bottom; Red Arts Center), MISS SAIGON (Engineer), and currently developing REMARKABLE JOURNEY TO TIANGUO (Feng, Somerled Charitable Foundation). Commercials: PANDORA, ORAJEL with his 3 year old kid. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.jayparanada.com | @jayparanada

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JOHANNA CARLISLE-ZEPEDA (Marie, Robber 1)
JOHANNA CARLISLE-ZEPEDA (Marie, Robber 1)

BA in Vocal Performance at Cornell. Theatre: AMERICANO! THE MUSICAL (Felicitas Valdovinos; World Premiere), THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (Inez), MISS YOU LIKE HELL (Beatriz), IN THE HEIGHTS (Abuela Claudia), THE TOXIC AVENGER (Mayor), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Yente), LES MIZ (Mme. Thernardier), STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Truvy), SPITFIRE GRILL (Effy), OLIVER! w/ The Phoenix Symphony (Widow Corney), NEXT TO NORMAL (Diana), LEARN TO BE LATINA (Mary O’Malley/Calcetina), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Eddie/Dr. Scott). AEA member.

JOSEPH CANNON (Horse)
JOSEPH CANNON (Horse)

Hailing originally from Spokane, WA, life and the Marine Corps brought Joseph to Phoenix, AZ where he built a recording studio in his home, taught himself the art of sound engineering, and started producing and narrating audiobooks for Audible! Theatre credits include: Martin Valdovinos in AMERICANO! and Bob in WHITE CHRISTMAS (Phoenix Theatre Company), King Arthur in SPAMALOT (Phoenix Theatre Company/PCPA), William Shagspeare in EQUIVOCATION at Southwest Shakespeare company, and many more.

KAREN MASON (Michelle, VP Delancy)
KAREN MASON (Michelle, VP Delancy)

Bway: HAIRSPRAY (Velma von Tussle), WONDERLAND (Queen of Hearts), SUNSET BOULEVARD (Norma Desmond; Broadway/Los Angeles), JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY, TORCH SONG TRILOGY, PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG, and MAMMA MIA (Original Tanya; 2002 Drama Desk nom). Other Theatre: LOVE NEVER DIES (Mme. Giry; North American Premier Tour), CARNIVAL (Drama Desk nom). 14-time MAC Award Winner; 2006 Nightlife Award Winner (Major Female Vocalist); Three Bistro Awards. TV: Law & Order: SVU; Law & Order. KarenMason.com

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KARLI DINARDO (Sheila)
KARLI DINARDO (Sheila)

Karli graduated from the Integrated Conservatory Program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NY. Broadway & Off-Broadway: MOULIN ROUGE! (DC/Swing/us Nini; OBC), REVOLUTION…(Ensemble; Minetta Lane). National Tours: HAMILTON (DC/Swing/us Peggy/Maria; OC First National), FLASHDANCE (Alex; NETworks). Regional: WEST SIDE STORY (Anita; Opera Australia/ John W. Engeman/ PSF / OSF). WEST SIDE STORY (Graziella; Carnegie Hall), 42ND STREET (Phyllis; ACCC). Proud AEA member | @karlidinardo

KENNEDY KANAGAWA (Velveteen)
KENNEDY KANAGAWA (Velveteen)

Graduate of Muhlenberg College. Credits: TWO NIGHTS & THREE DAYS (Tuck; Eugene O’Neill Theater Center), BEAUTIFUL THING (Jamie; Plays in the House), LUCKY 88 (Brendan; Queens Council of the Arts), MAGGOT BOI (Maggot Boi; Theatre Now NY, MURIEL’S WEDDING (Malcolm; New 42 Studios), DECKY DOES A BRONCO (Barry; Royal Family Theater), LOLITA MY LOVE (York Theater), DINNER WITH GEORGETTE (Jaker; NYTW), and FALSETTOS (Whizzer; Northampton Summer Theater). Proud AEA member. www.kennedykanagawa.com

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KENNEY M. GREEN (Tribunale 3)
KENNEY M. GREEN (Tribunale 3)

Fresno, CA native based in NYC. Producing Artistic Director of The Depot Theatre in the Adirondacks since 2018, bringing gender and racial diversity into modern theatre. As an actor and musician, he has performed in numerous national and international tours, regional theatres, festivals, and concerts. He is an accomplished director and choreographer of many regional productions throughout the United States and is a proud member of SDC, SAG/AFTRA, and AEA. @kenneygreen | www.kenneygreen.com

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LANCE ROBERTS (Bill)
LANCE ROBERTS (Bill)

Original Bway Casts: PEEWEE HERMAN ON BROADWAY (King of Cartoons), SISTER ACT, GHOST, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF w/ Scarlett Johansson, ACT ONE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, and MY FAIR LADY. Also the closing cast of FINDING NEVERLAND. He co-starred with Steven Pasquale and Leslie Kritzer in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (cast album available). TV/Film: THE GOOD FIGHT, POSE, FBI: MOST WANTED, NEW AMSTERDAM, ELEMENTARY, THE AFFAIR, LAW & ORDER: SVU, NURSE JACKIE, WILL & GRACE and more. YouTube.com/broadwayscalling

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LAUREN ELDER (Myrtle, Kylie)
LAUREN ELDER (Myrtle, Kylie)

Broadway: SIDE SHOW, HAIR; West End: HAIR; Regional: MARY AND MAX (Mary, Theatre Calgary), SIDE SHOW (Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse), Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival; TV: LAW & ORDER SVU, LOUIE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE; 2017 World Champion Whistler; singer-songwriter, director, teacher at NY Film Academy. She performs regularly at Club Cumming, 54 Below & Joe’s Pub. www.laureneldermusic.com | @lauren_elder

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LINEDY GENAO (Carmen Soledad)
LINEDY GENAO (Carmen Soledad)

BA in Business Admin. from the University of Connecticut. Bway: ON YOUR FEET! (Rachel/Gloria u/s, OBC). Nat’l Tour: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Zoe Murphy/Alana Beck u/s). Regional: PASSING THROUGH (Carmen, Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre), WEST SIDE STORY (Rosalia, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Barrington Stage), HAVANA MUSIC HALL (Ramona Calderon, Actors’ Playhouse), A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME (Agnes Crookshank, Broadway Playhouse), IN THE HEIGHTS (Vanessa, Olney Theatre Center). AEA/SAG-AFTRA. @linedygenao

MARIA WIRRIES
MARIA WIRRIES

Maria is an alumni of the Penn State Musical Theatre program, and has spent the last two years in the Broadway/First National Tour companies of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Back home in Sarasota, Florida, she has performed with the Sarasota Orchestra in their Concert Series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Maria is also a singer songwriter and you can find her work on Spotify. Before DEAR EVAN HANSEN, she was seen performing in the workshop for the Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.

MAX CRUMM (Bastiano di Bologna)
MAX CRUMM (Bastiano di Bologna)

Broadway: DISASTER! (Scott), GREASE (Danny). Off-Broadway: EMOJILAND, THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, HOT MESS, THE FANTASTICKS, DISASTER! , BROOKLYN CRUSH {formerly: F#%KING UP EVERYTHING}. Festival/Regional: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL (Woody Harrelson; NYMF 2017), JERSEY SHORESICAL (The Situation; NY Fringe Festival). BEATSVILLE (Walter Paisley; Asolo Rep.), LEGENDALE (Andy; Human Race Theatre). Film/TV: EMERGENCE, RAY DONOVAN, EASY A, KILLING DIAZ & ECHOBOOM. @MaxCrumm

MICHAEL MCASSEY (Tribunale 4)
MICHAEL MCASSEY (Tribunale 4)

Broadway debut: LATE NITE COMIC. National Tours/Regional: THE PRODUCERS (Max), HAIRSPRAY (Edna), Sondheim’s PUTTING IT TOGETHER (Man 1), THE FANTASTICKS (Hucklebee), THE RITZ (Proclo), THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (Banjo), SHEAR MADNESS (Tony). Musical Director/Conductor for National Tours of AVENUE Q, TITANIC and PRISCILLA. MAC Award winning host of PIANO BAR LIVE and OPEN MAC (live streaming shows). Vocal Coach at PACE UNIVERSITY. Proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. www.michaelmcassey.com

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MICHAEL PERRIE JR (Thomas, Narrator, Cancellieri)
MICHAEL PERRIE JR (Thomas, Narrator, Cancellieri)

Actor, Playwright, and Composer originally from Baltimore, MD. National Tour: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. NY/Regional: MATILDA and BUDDY (John W Engeman Theatre), THE FULL MONTY, BUDDY (Maples Rep), MDQ (Laguna Playhouse; Broadway By The Bay), BUDDY, THE MUSIC MAN, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, THE PRODUCERS (TBTS), ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Heritage Theatre). For theatrical and commercial inquiries contact THE ROSTER AGENCY at 212.725.8459. www.michaelperriejr.com | @mikeperriejr

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RICK NEGRON (Peter)
RICK NEGRON (Peter)
ROBERT MANION (Shane, Neil, Bruce)
ROBERT MANION (Shane, Neil, Bruce)

Australian native. LA Credits: TWISTED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF A ROYAL VIZIER, THE GUY WHO DIDN’T LIKE MUSICALS (Prof. Hidgens), BLACK FRIDAY (Ethan Green) w/ Team StarKid, SPRING AWAKENING (Moritz), STRANGER THINGS 2: A MUSICAL PARODY (Hollywood Fringe). TV: THE TIME OF OUR LIVES, ROYALTIES, FANSHAW & CRUDUT, NOIRHOUSE. Film: MAN UNDER TABLE, NINETEEN ON FIRE, HELP YOURSELF TO SOME SELF-HELP, PROMISING. YouTube: HISHE (How It Should Have Ended), OnlyLeigh, and his own channel with over 15M views.

RYAN KNOWLES (Tribunale 1)
RYAN KNOWLES (Tribunale 1)

Bway: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Chiron & Others; NYT Best of Theatre 2019). Tours: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, WE WILL ROCK YOU (Buddy), HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS (Grampa Who), TODRICK HALL’S OZ THE MUSICAL (Wicked Witch of the Westside). Off-Bway: NEWSICAL, CALIGULA MAXIMUS (Caligula), FOOLS IN LOVE (Nick Bottom). Regional: DISNEY’S HUNCHBACK (Frollo), DISNEY’S ALADDIN (Genie), LITTLE SHOP (Dentist). TV: ME:TV (Host; Nickelodeon). Film: CAMP HELL (The Devil). Proud member Actor’s Equity. @ImRyanKnowles

SIERRA REIN (Grandma, Alice, Ensemble)
SIERRA REIN (Grandma, Alice, Ensemble)

Sierra appeared in IndieWorks’ SAXE & THE CITY in 2019 and has been seen waving wands, swords, and tentacles for Disney Cruise Line, and as a villainous singing Russian in the film BETTER DEAD THAN RED. She is a founding member of vocal group Marquee Five and her solo show RUNNING IN PLACE garnered her Bistro and MAC Awards. Regional: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Mrs. Snoring Man; Ogunquit Playhouse), CITY OF ANGELS (Angel City 4/Donna-Oolie u/s; Goodspeed Opera). AEA/SAG-AFTRA. sierrarein.com | @sierrarein

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SIMONE ZAMORE (Monique)
SIMONE ZAMORE (Monique)

Simone received a BA in Dramatic Literature (Princeton) and Ed.M in Arts Education (Harvard). She’s a teaching artist and adjunct professor through Actors’ Equity Association, as well as Director of Education for Prospect Theater Company. Tours: TOMMY (Acid Queen; Jeffrey Finn Productions), SOPHISTICATED LADIES (Principal; Inside Broadway). Regional: THE FLOOD (River, Prospect), THE ROCKAE (Lydia, Prospect), PRESIDENT HARDING IS A ROCK STAR (Florence Harding; Les Freres Corbusier).

T.J. Newton
T.J. Newton

T.J. has most recently been seen on the first national tour of SPAMILTON, after playing “Lin- Manuel” in Pittsburgh CLO’s production last year. Favorite credits include IN THE HEIGHTS (Usnavi, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), WEST SIDE STORY (Chino; Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Natalie Weiss GHOST (Willie Lopez; White Plains PAC), LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Mercedes; Red House Arts Center). He is the host and creator of a Broadway themed talk show KIKI’S CLOSET, @kikisclosetshow.

TELLY LEUNG (Simon Pang)
TELLY LEUNG (Simon Pang)

Telly Leung is an NYC native who has appeared in Broadway in ALADDIN, IN TRANSIT, ALLEGIANCE, GODSPELL, RENT, PACIFIC OVERTURES and FLOWER DRUM SONG. His TV credits include GLEE and the PBS documentary, BROADWAY OR BUST. He holds a BFA from CMU’s School of Drama. Check out www.tellyleung.com

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Thom Sesma
Thom Sesma
YVETTE MONIQUE CLARK (MTA Announcer, Booth Attendant)
YVETTE MONIQUE CLARK (MTA Announcer, Booth Attendant)

The NYC native was recently seen in IndieWorks’ THE GIANT HOAX (Theatre Row). International Tour: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell); National Tour: HAIRSPRAY (Motormouth Maybelle; NETworks), SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (BJ; Gateway Playhouse). Regional: THE WIZ (Aunt Em, Evillene, Glinda; Oregon Shakespeare Festival), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Calpurnia; Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), GUN AND POWDER (Sissy; Signature Theatre). SAG-AFTRA and AEA. yvettemoniqueclark.com | IG: @divaofthedemic

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CREATIVE TEAM PHOTOS & BIOGRAPHIES

CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS (Executive Producer/Creative Director)
CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS (Executive Producer/Creative Director)

Founder/Artistic Director of IndieWorks Theatre Co. Select directing credits: CASPER, THE NOT-SO-FRIENDLY GHOST, SONGS FROM A HAT, EMPTY FRAMES, THE GIANT HOAX, THE COMMUTERS... (nom: Best Musical; Winner: Best Director, Strawberry Theatre Fest), CLOSER THAN EVER, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, VANITIES, OKLAHOMA!, INTO THE WOODS, TWO BOYS IN A BED ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT, SAXE AND THE CITY. Film: VALLEY HIGH (based on the song by Drew Gasparini).

JEREMY TERRY (Executive Producer/General Manager)
JEREMY TERRY (Executive Producer/General Manager)

With a Masters degree from Drexel University’s Arts Administration program, Jeremy has served as Managing Director/Executive Producer for numerous IndieWorks Theatre Co. projects. His entertainment background includes work with the Jenny Wiley Theatre, Alluvion Stage Co. Walt Disney Co., Proof Productions, and Roundabout Theatre Co. Select credits include THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING and THE CAMPAIGN, a long-running, episodic improv show that combined tabletop RPGs with live theatre.

JONATHON LYNCH (Creator/Producer/Music Supervisor)
JONATHON LYNCH (Creator/Producer/Music Supervisor)

Credits include music director and dance arranger for The City Club (Minetta Lane), assistant music director and copyist for FINDING NEVERLAND (NYC workshop), faculty music director at AMDA, and music director for several Chicago venues. He wrote words and music for THE BAROQUE CYCLE (Bruno Walter Auditorium) and THE TURING TEST (Gallery Players), and music for NEWB (webseries score), and ¡CANTA! (album). Jonathon is a Northwestern University and BMI workshop alum. jonathonlynchmusic.com.

ANDREW FOX (Producer/Orchestrator/Sound Engineer)
ANDREW FOX (Producer/Orchestrator/Sound Engineer)

Andrew's theatrical and concert orchestrations include STARKID: HOMECOMING (featuring Darren Criss), Matthew Hardy’s VIRTUOSO (premiering in Poznan Fall 2020), Justin Roberts' HANSEL AND GRETEL, Starkid's TWISTED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF A ROYAL VIZIER, and FOREVERMAN (Winner 2012 NYMF Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Orchestration). Andrew has co-produced multiple cast recordings, including TWISTED and HANSEL AND GRETEL. www.AndrewFoxMusic.com

WILL BUCK (Music - Toy Box)
WILL BUCK (Music - Toy Box)

Will Buck (he/him) is a composer, lyricist, and pianist. Work includes: ONLY ANNE (Goodspeed Opera House Festival of New Musicals, O’Neill Theater Festival Finalist); FRANKLIN PIERCE: DRAGON SLAYER (Theatre NOW Sound Bites, Miami City Theatre National Award finalist); POWERLESS, GO (Musical Theatre Factory). ASCAP; Dramatist’s Guild; BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Musical Theatre Writing, MFA, NYU. willbuck.com

CAITLYN BURT (Book/Lyrics - Sheila The Tiny Turtle
CAITLYN BURT (Book/Lyrics - Sheila The Tiny Turtle

Member of BML lyricist and librettist programmes and director of performing arts company, Performing Miracles. Featured in new musical showcase SIGNAL, regular guest on Australian new musical podcast, 'FROM INSPIRATION TO STAGE'. Received Judges Lyrebird Award for songs in play ‘TWENTY-TWELVE’. Winner: Garden Theatre Songwriting Competition w/ Amir Shoenfeld. Other shows include: LUCY’S SEARCH FOR STARZ (2019), THE DANCING TOYBOX (2016), ALL TOGETHER NOW (2015), BLESSED (2014). caitlynburt.com

JOSHUA CERDENIA (Music - The Getaway)
JOSHUA CERDENIA (Music - The Getaway)

Joshua is a Filipino composer and pianist whose work traverses the worlds of classical, popular, jazz, and world music. His music has been heard internationally, from Lincoln Center to the first jazz café on the island of Bali. He is an alumnus of The Juilliard School and a proud member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. www.cerdenia.com.

JARED CORAK (Book/Lyrics The Getaway)
JARED CORAK (Book/Lyrics The Getaway)

NYT Critic’s Pick adaptation of THE POUT-POUT FISH (TheaterWorks USA/New Victory Theater), countless musicals with the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts. Currently developing FOUNTAIN, a new musical adventure, which has received residencies through New Victory Theater's LabWorks, Musical Theatre Factory's developmental residency program and Barn Arts Collective in Maine. When he is not writing, he works on the CBS TV show FBI. Alumni of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and Northwestern.

LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE (Book/Music/Lyrics - Life Through My Eyes)
LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE (Book/Music/Lyrics - Life Through My Eyes)

A performer first, Lawrence Dandridge has a long list of credits. Most notably: 2nd National of SISTER ACT (TJ). Dandridge has since been writing and directing original works of his own: SOMETHING LIKE A FAIRYTALE, RED!, WHAT COMES NEXT!?, COMING HOMING. Lawrence is one of the resident choreographers with (Vanguard Theater Company) as well as the Founder/Artistic Director of (Aurway Repertory Theatre). A proud native of Newark, NJ.

JAMIL ELLIS (Book - The Last Magical Negro...)
JAMIL ELLIS (Book - The Last Magical Negro...)

Jamil is a Native New Yorker that has been writing and producing comedy for over 20 years.  As co-founder of the comedy troupe,  Etc…,  he has performed in NYC as well as in their Off Broadway shows APOCALYPSE! BOOK ONE and THE MAGNIFICENT HOUR (FringeNYC). His one man show MAGICAL NEGRO SPEAKS (FringeNYC) was a winner of FringeNYC 2014 award for Solo Performance. Currently he’s hosting podcasts ELLIS CONVERSATIONS and NOT JUST THE HOOK.  @comedyTechie www.magicalnegrospeaks.com

ERIC GRUNIN (Book - RansomWHERE?)
ERIC GRUNIN (Book - RansomWHERE?)

Credits: BROOKE ASTOR'S LAST AFFAIR (Music; Chicago Musical Theater Festival; Emerging Artists Theater), OUR WOMAN, FRANK THOMPSON (Music/Lyrics; Musical Theater Factory/Playwrights Horizons Downtown), BYSTANDER (Sound Bites 6.0 Winner: Best Music; Hudson Guild Winner: Best Short Musical), WE'RE STILL HERE (Lincoln Center). Book: DYBBUK OF THE OPERA (Lincoln Center). Contributions: MUSEMATCH (54 Below), THE RESISTANCE CABARET (The Tank). Alumnus: BMI Workshop. PhD: Composition from Juilliard.

TIMOTHY HUANG (Book/Music/Lyrics - A Relative Relationship)
TIMOTHY HUANG (Book/Music/Lyrics - A Relative Relationship)

Timothy Huang is a NYC-based composer/lyricist/librettist and teaching artist. Full lengths include PETER AND THE WAVE, AND THE EARTH MOVED, DEATH AND LUCKY, LINES: A SONG CYCLE, AMERICAN MORNING, and THE VIEW FROM HERE, (latter two albums available digitally.) One-acts include 2 TO WAKEFIELD, KOI STORY and THAT TIME I DID A SHOW WITH MARIA IRENE FORNES, A RELATIVE RELATIONSHIP, and MISSING KARMA. Dramatists Guild Fellow, NYSCA/NYFA Fellow, and all around decent fellow. www.timothyhuang.net

AARON JENSON (Book/Music/Lyrics - The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna)
AARON JENSON (Book/Music/Lyrics - The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna)

Aaron Jensen is a Toronto-based composer. His creative works have been performed by celebrated choirs, international symphony orchestras, and GRAMMY award-winning artists including Mariah Carey, Randy Brecker, and Evelyn Glennie. Aaron acted as musical director, bandleader, and composer for SCHITT'S CREEK for the final four seasons. His musical services have been engaged by the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Bob Ezrin, and Barack & Michelle Obama. Aaron currently has three new musicals in development.

ED LEVY - (Book - Blue Cross Blues)
ED LEVY - (Book - Blue Cross Blues)

Ed wrote the book for BLUE CROSS BLUES and has also written the libretto and lyrics for BYSTANDER (Hudson Guild Theater, 2017). He wrote the book and lyrics for UNCOMFORTABLE SEX (Players Theater Short Play Festival, 2017). He has had 3 short musicals produced at Lincoln Center Across a Crowded Room, 2017 and 2015). And he wrote PICKET LINE, 1936 (2018), produced by the ATHE. Ed studied lyric writing at the BMI Workshop. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and BMI.

TERESA LOTZ (Book/Lyrics - TOY BOX)
TERESA LOTZ (Book/Lyrics - TOY BOX)

Teresa (she/they) is an award-winning playwright and composer-lyricist. Work includes: SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY (NY Innovative Theater Award Winner), AKIRA & THE MERPEOPLE (Polyphone Festival), RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK (NY Times Critic’s Pick, Ars Nova ANT Fest), THREETIMESFAST (Florida Festival of New Musicals, O'Neill Theater Festival Semi-Finalist). Jonathan Larson Grant finalist; NPTC's Women's Work Lab; Dramatist's Guild; ASCAP. Musical Theatre Writing, MFA, NYU. TeresaLotz.com

JONATHON LYNCH (Music - RansomWHERE?)
JONATHON LYNCH (Music - RansomWHERE?)

Producer: BITE SIZED BROADWAY (podcast). Songwriter: THE TURING TEST (Gallery Players), THE BAROQUE CYCLE (Bruno Walter at Lincoln Center), NewB (webseries). Music Director & Dance Arranger: THE GIANT HOAX (Theatre Row), THE CITY CLUB (Minetta Lane). Asst Music Director & Copyist: FINDING NEVERLAND (Broadway workshop). Teacher: AMDA, 92nd St. Y, Court Theatre Chicago. Workshops/Education: BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, TheatreNow Lab, Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop, Northwestern University.

NEIL RADISCH (Music/Lyrics - Blue Cross Blues)
NEIL RADISCH (Music/Lyrics - Blue Cross Blues)

Neil is a composer, songwriter, arranger and orchestrator. Credits include sequencing engineer for THE WITCHES OF VENICE by Phillip Glass, composer for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Players Club of Swarthmore), composer for THE DON JUAN AND THE NON-DON JUAN (Vineyard Theater), orchestrations for Kit Goldstein's THE NOSE (Master Theater, Brooklyn) and THE WRONG BOX (Theater for the New City), and songwriting, arranging and orchestrating for The Mask and Wig Club of The University of Pennsylvania.

PETER SAXE (Book/Music/Lyrics - MTA: The Musical)
PETER SAXE (Book/Music/Lyrics - MTA: The Musical)

Peter is a musician. Education: SUNY Purchase, Manhattan School of Music, BMI Workshop. Musicals: THE LATECOMER, A NEW BEGINNING, MTA: THE MUSICAL, LOVE IN THE TIME OF RECESSION, SAXE AND THE CITY. Winner: 2016 MAC/Burman Songwriting Award. Commission: a 50th Birthday song for Broadway Producer, Marc Routh. Recording: HISTORY REMEMBERS. Arranging: OPERATION OPERA. Film: THE MARIE'S CRISIS OUTDOOR PIANO TOUR, THE UNVEILING, HELLO AGAIN. Television: MTV Networks. Info: PeterSaxeMusic.com

AMIR SHOENFELD (Music - Sheila the Tiny Turtle
AMIR SHOENFELD (Music - Sheila the Tiny Turtle

Winner of the STILES & DREWE BEST NEW SONG AWARD (2020). Featured on BEAM2018. Assoc. lecturer on the MA in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths College. Scores for the award-winning dance-theatre company Second Hand Dance include GETTING DRESSED (2017), GRASS (2015) and NIGHT TREE (2018). Songwriter/curator of the first AI Eurovision song BLUE JEANS AND BLOODY TEARS with over 5 million views on YouTube. Producer of the album DESIRE LINES by Fictonian (Distiller Records, 2015). AmirShoenfeld.com

GIL VAROD (Lyrics - RansomWHERE?)
GIL VAROD (Lyrics - RansomWHERE?)

Gil is a bookwriter/lyricist. Recent works: OEDIPUS FOR KIDS (NYMF, 54 Below, Sam French), AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN (UnsungMusicalCo’s writer lab), MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU RIDICULOUS GENTILES (Duplex), TIME ET AL (FringeNYC), THE COMMUTERS (Riant Theatre), RANSOMWHERE, TIME TRAVEL MAKES COMPLETE SENSE, MUSICALS WILL SAVE THE WORLD (NY Public Library), THE ZEGEND OF LELDA (WVMTF, Best Musical/Lyrics/Book), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WALT DISNEY ABRIDGED (WDI), and BROADWAY ABRIDGED.

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