Full Company
  Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park - 2014
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Adam Halpin - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Adam
Halpin
"Glory Days"
Broadway
Amanda Lehman - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Amanda
Lehman
"42nd Street"
National Tour
Amanda M. Stuart - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Amanda M.
Stuart
"Titanic"
Westchester Broadway
Amy Miller - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Amy
Miller
"42nd Street"
Broadway
Anna Bowen - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Anna
Bowen
"101 Dalmations"
National Tour
Brad Surosky - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Brad
Surosky
"Cold Case"
CBS
Brooke Tansley - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Brooke
Tansley
"Hairspray"
Broadway
Carrie Manolakos - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Carrie
Manolakos
"Mamma Mia"
Broadway
Casey Hebbel - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Casey
Hebbel
"Avenue Q"
Summer Rep.
Christopher Youngsman - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Christopher
Youngsman
"Grease"
Broadway
Colin Campbell McAdoo - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Colin Campbell
McAdoo
"We The People "
Off Broadway
Courtney Markowitz - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Courtney
Markowitz
"Jekyll & Hyde"
Broadway
David R. Gordon - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
David R.
Gordon
"Flashdancet"
National Tour
Desiree Davar - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Desiree
Davar
"West Side Story"
Broadway
Dylan Smith - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Dylan
Smith
"42nd Street"
International Tour
Elise Sievert - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Elise
Sievert
"Piano Man"
Royal Carribean
Elizabeth Earley - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Elizabeth
Earley
"Mary Poppins"
National Tour
Eric Jackson - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Eric
Jackson
"Young Frankenstein"
Broadway
Erik Liberman - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Erik
Liberman
"LoveMusik"
Broadway
Evan Ruggiero - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Evan
Ruggiero
"The Ellen Show "
CBS
Griffin Matthews - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Griffin
Matthews
"Witness Uganda"
Jaclyn Miller - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Jaclyn
Miller
"Happy Days"
National Tour
James D. Sasser - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
James D.
Sasser
"River Dance"
Broadway
Jennifer Farmer - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Jennifer
Farmer
"Grease"
International Tour
Jeremy Benton - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Jeremy
Benton
"42nd Street"
Broadway
Julie Craig - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Julie
Craig
"The Fantasticks"
Off Broadway
Krystle N. Adams - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Krystal
Adams
"Dancing Winter Wonderland"
Lincoln Center
Kurt Domoney - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Kurt
Domoney
"A Chorus Line"
Broadway
Leah Sprecher - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Leah
Sprecher
"Happy Days"
National Tour
Leslie McDonel - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Leslie
McDonel
"Hairspray"
Broadway
Lexy Fridell - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Lexy
Fridell
"Pee Wee Herman
Show" Broadway
Libby Servais - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Libby
Servais
"Wicked"
Broadway
Mark Gindick - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Mark
Gindick
"Ringling Bros. "
Barnum & Bailey
Matt Gould - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Matt
Gould
"Witness Uganda"
Meggie Cansler - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Meggie
Cansler
"Finian's Rainbow"
Broadway
Megan McGinnis - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Megan
McGinnis
"Les Miserables"
Broadway
Molly Alvarez - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Molly
Alvarez
"Happy Days"
National Tour
Morgan Karr - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Morgan
Karr
"Spring Awakening"
Broadway
Nicolas Dromard - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Nicolas
Dromard
"Mary Poppins"
Broadway
Nicole Mangi- Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Nicole
Mangi
"Gypsy"
Broadway
Q. Smith - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Q. Smith
Porte
"Les Miserables"
Broadway
Rachel Thomas - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Rachel Louise
Thomas
"Dora... Explorer"
Radio City...
Robert Petrarca - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Robert
Petrarca
"Happy Days"
Falcon Theatre
Ryan Kasprzak - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Ryan
Kasprzak
"So You Think You Can Dance" Fox
Scott Barnhardt - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Scott
Barnhardt
"The Book of Mormon"
Broadway
Shannon O'Bryan - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Shannon
O'Bryan
"White Christmas"
Broadway
Sheri Sanders - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Sheri
Sanders
"Urinetown"
National Tour
Steel Burkhardt - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Steel
Burkhardt
"Hair"
Broadway
Stephan Stubbins - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Stephan Stubbins
"Mary Poppins"
Broadway
Stephanie Cadma - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Stephanie
Cadman
"42nd Street"
National Tour
Stephen Mazurek - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Steve
Mazurek
"Les Miserables"
Hollywood Bowl
Tiffany Lee Ocvirk - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Tiffany Lee
Ocvirk
"Chitty Chitty Bang
Bang" Broadway
Tony Gonzalez - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Tony
Gonzalez
"Mamma Mia"
Broadway
Trista Moldovan - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Trista
Moldovan
"Phantom...Opera"
Broadway
Victor Mazzone - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Victor
Mazzone
"Camelia la Tejuana"
Long Beach Opera
Wendy Rosoff - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Wendy
Rosoff
"42nd Street"
Broadway
  Production Crew - 2014
Amy Miller - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Amy
Miller
Artistic
Director
Brad Surosky - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Brad
Surosky
co-Executive
Director
Stephan Stubbins - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Stephan Stubbins
co-Executive
Director
Robert Barnum - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Rob
Barnum
Chief Operations Officer
Robert Petrarca - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Robert
Petrarca
Associate
Director
David Walker - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
David
Walker
Associate
Director
Amanda M. Stuart - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Amanda M.
Stuart
Director
of Operations
Erin Schuster - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Brett
Fisher
Business
Manager
Leesa Munger - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Leesa
Munger
Box Office
Manager
Matt Moisey - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Matt
Moisey
Music
Supervisor
Melissa Giattino - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Melissa
Giattino
Director - One
Singular Sensation
Roy Lightner - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Roy
Lightner
Choreographer - The Music Of The Night
Benjamin Rauhala - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Benjamin Rauhala
Music Director - One
Singular Sensation
Kathryn Lounsbery - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Kathryn Lounsbery
Music Director - The Music Of The Night
Rich Silverstein - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Rich
Silverstein
Music Director - Fantastical Family Night
Erik Daniells - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Erik
Daniells
Music Director -
Gala Celebration
Annie Middleton - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Annie
Middleton
Education
Director
Kelly Montgomery - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Kelly Montgomery
Production
Stage Manager
Marcy Reed - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Marcy
Reed
Production
Stage Manager
Jeffrey Porter - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Jeffrey
Porter
Technical
Director
Emily Erdman - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Emily
Erdman
Associate Technical Director
Nils Erickson - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Nils
Erickson
Sound
Technician
Steve Hagstrom - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Steve
Hagstrom
Sound
Technician
Marjorie LeWit - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Marjorie
LeWit
Video
Team Manager
Natalie Fritz - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Natalie
Fritz
Video
Team Associate
Michael Zeligs - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Michael
Zeligs
Vidoegrapher
Terrence Stasse - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Terrence
Stasse
Operations
Coordinator
Henri Menendez - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Henri
Menendez
Operations
Assistant
Sean O'Connell- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Sean
O'Connell
Operations
Assistant
Dennis Grimes- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Dennis
Grimes
Operations
Assistant
Morgan Johnson - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Morgan
Johnson
Company & Events Associate
Christopher Starenko - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Christopher
Starenko
Group Sales
Manager
Bonnie Zimmerman - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Bonnie Zimmerman
Media
Associate
Anne Abrams - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Anne
Abrams
Press
Relations
Chris Stubbins - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Chris
Stubbins
Press
Relations
Julia Morrison- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Julia
Morrison
Media
Associate
Jonathan Bradford - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Jonathan Bradford
Master
Carpenter
Rachel Lantow- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Rachel
Lantow
Assistant Stage Manager
Tony Gabrielson- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Tony
Gabrielson
Assistant Stage Manager
Leah Sprecher - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Leah
Sprecher
Associate Education Director
Casey Hebbel - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Casey
Hebbel
Associate Education Director
Lindsay Manolakos - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Lindsay
Manolakos
Kid's Camp Muralist/Instructor
Denice Hall - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Denice
Hall
Concessions /
Merchandise Manager
Bern Lefson - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Bern
Lefson
Volunteer Captain
- Accessibility
Jeffery Hess - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Jeffery
Hess
Volunteer Captain
- Merchandise
Connie Van Dyke - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Connie
Van Dyke
Volunteer Captain
- VIP
Martha McDaniel-Hagler - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Martha
McDaniel-Hagler
Volunteer Captain
- Beverage
Gary Baker - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Gary
Baker
Volunteer Captain
- Parking
Brad Evans - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Brad
Evans
Volunteer Captain
- Parking
Daniel Waters - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Daniel
Waters
House
Manager
Ed McKee - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Ed
McKee
Volunteer Captain - Security
Kate Kitchens - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Kate
Kitchens
Merchandise
Assistant
Ryan Kitchens- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Ryan
Kitchens
Merchandise
Assistant
Brian Boyce- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Brian
Boyce
Drums
Mikey Cannon - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Mikey
Cannon
Drums
Michael Wilcox - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Michael
Wilcox
Bass
Andrew Emer - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Andrew
Emer
Bass
Steve Parker - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Steve
Parker
Woodwind
Mark Wardlaw - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Mark
Wardlaw
Woodwind
Alexander Garcia - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Alexander
Garcia
Woodwind
Isaac Carter - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Isaac
Carter
Guitar
Pam Otsuka - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Pam
Otsuka
Strings
Tara Zombres
Tara
Zombres
Brass

Production Cast - 2014

Adam Halpin - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Adam Halpin

Broadway: GLORY DAYS (Skip). Off-Broadway: DOGFIGHT (Stevens). Broadway Tour: RENT (Gordon). Other New York: readings/workshops include IRMA LA DOUCE, NOBODY LOVES YOU, FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS, AWESOMER & AWESOMER, WHITE NOISE. Three shows with the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Recent Regional includes: THE LAST 5 YEARS (Jamie) Long Wharf Theatre; TRIANGLE (Brian) Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; LITTLE MISS SCROOGE (Bob Crachit) Rubicon Theatre Co.; BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (Shep) Judson Theatre Co.; also North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, and Signature Theatre. Film: GRIND. Original Cast Recordings: GLORY DAYS; DOGFIGHT; A LITTLE PRINCESS - all on Ghostlight Records.

Amanda Lehman - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Amanda Lehman

Amanda Lehman is ecstatic to be back in Sonoma with TTC! She has been calling NYC her home for over a decade. Select Credits: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTULAR, Moscow/Japan/US Tour 42ND STREET, FOOTLOOSE, FINDING NEMO the MUSICAL, A CHORUS LINE, MUSIC MAN, SPIRIT OF THE DANCE, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES. Amanda is a choreographer/instructor in the tri-state area and serves on the dance faculty at AMDA conservatory in Manhattan. Proud AEA member. Love to Mom, Dad, & Jamie.

Amanda M. Stuart - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Amanda M. Stuart

Amanda M. Stuart (Director of Operations/Guest Artist) is elated to have the privilege of working with the Transcendence team again this summer. Amanda has a BFA in Musical Theatre performance from the Hartt School of Music. Most recently she was the ASM and female understudy for Westchester Broadway Theatre's production of Titanic. Amanda has traveled the United States at land and by sea working on and off the stage with numerous theatre companies, and is thrilled to have Transcendence on the list! Thank-you Brad for being so "Solid." Honored member of AEA.

Amy Miller - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Amy Miller

Artistic Director & CEO, Founding Member

For the past 6 years, it has been the greatest honor of Amy's life to join with artists and community members from around the world to bring the vision of the Transcendence Theatre Company to life. After producing TTC's Award-Winning Inaugural Season, Amy is excited to expand & grow Transcendence Theatre's mission to create transcendent experiences that inspire audiences to go beyond the usual limits and change the world in extraordinary ways.

Broadway/National Tour: 42nd Street. Select TV/Film Credits: The Newsroom, Law & Order Los Angeles, Jake in Progress, & over twenty National Commercials. Amy & her husband Executive Director Brad Surosky are well-known across the world for being in the hit You-Tube Video, "The Best Wedding Toast Ever". Amy thanks everyone beyond words, especially her family, friends, Team Transcendence, and all of our incredible donors & sponsors, for their continuous belief and support of this immense dream.

She dedicates Transcendence Theatre's 2013 season to Ma'Ma' & Daddy and in loving memory of Shirley Gilden, Celeste Dupox, her Grandparents, & Harold Clurman.

Anna Bowen - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Anna Bowen

Anna is thrilled to be part of Transcendence 2014! Broadway: 101 Dalmatians. Off Broadway: The Music of Motown, Rom and Julz, Doubletime, Wanda's World. Selected Regional: RENT, Queenie Pie, Aida, Evita, Once on This Island, Cinderella, Godspell, Aladdin. TV Credits include: Castle, Mixology, Law and Order SVU, As The World Turns. Her non-fiction book of interviews, "Me+You" is available now at www.meandyouthebook.com: Ranging from ages 30-87, different couples share their stories of love, hardship and why they stay together through it all. For more information check out her website at www.AnnaBowen.com

Brad Surosky - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Brad Surosky

co-Executive Director, Founding Member

Brad is so excited and humbled to be here in Sonoma with this incredible community. He is also so incredibly proud of all the hard work by so many people to make our second season a reality.

Brad is a Baltimore, Maryland native and holds a B.F.A. in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed Off-Broadway and at many regional theaters across the country including Century Center, Provincetown Playhouse, Wayside Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, Naples Dinner Theatre, Hampton Playhouse, and many more.

Brad can be seen in the Film and TV world working in scenes opposite James Caan, Zach Braff, Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, and Camilla Bell. Select TV/Film credits include Cold Case, Scrubs, Las Vegas, Veronica Mars, When a Stranger Calls, and numerous national commercials. Brad is incredibly fortunate to be married to TTC's Artistic Director, Amy Miller. He dedicates this season to his incredible Grandma who brought him to see his first professional play, and taught him in life to always choose love.

Brooke Tansley - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Brooke Tansley

Broadway: Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Hairspray (original cast, eventually Penny Pingleton). Films: Music and Lyrics (Hugh Grant), My Sassy Girl (Elisha Cuthbert), Who's the Top? (Steve Buscemi), Take Care (actor & producer). Television: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), Video Game Reunion (Comedy Central). Los Angeles stage: For the Record and Rocky Horror at Rockwell Table & Stage, Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish (Original Los Angeles Cast Recording), The Light in the Piazza, as Clara (Best Performance by a Leading Actress - Stage Scene LA), Amy Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade (house performer). She now calls Sonoma home.

Carrie Manolakos - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Carrie Manolakos

Broadway: MAMMA MIA (Sophie), Nat'l Tours: WICKED (Elphaba Standby). Also a singer/songwriter with debut Album Echo reaching top 100 on the iTunes Pop Charts. Her video of Radiohead's Creep is over 1.3 Million views with write-ups in Gawker, New Yorker, Huffington Post, and Entertainment weekly. Carrie was voted Elle Magazine's 30 Under 30: Essential Names to Know (Voted #1 by readers). Most recently Carrie was a guest singer with PHISH at Madison Square Garden for their NYE show. www.carriemanolakos.com

Casey Hebbel - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Casey Hebbel

Casey is thrilled to be Transcending in Sonoma for a third glorious summer! Favorite credits: Avenue Q (Kate Monster), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine Colgate), Company (April), Hairspray (Penny). Casey has performed regionally at Flat Rock Playhouse, Studio Tenn, and The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Casey resides in Nashville, TN where she will be piloting a new graduate program (Masters of Music Performance in Musical Theatre) at Belmont University. A huge thank you to my family for their undying support. Overflowing gratitude to the TTC family for helping me realize and pursue my passion for education in the arts! You have truly made my heart explode! www.caseyhebbel.com

Christopher Youngsman - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Christopher Youngsman

Christopher Youngsman has appeared on Broadway and National Tours of: GREASE! and Urinetown, as well as being a part of the pre Broadway Productions of Shrek and The Full Monty. Off Broadway/Regional productions include: The Gorey Details; Just So!; Hair; Pageant; Forever Plaid ; You're a Good Man Charlie Brown; and Gypsy. Television credits include: Hannah Montana; The Tonight Show; Rescue Me; Starved; Love Monkey; Tony Awards; Between the Lions. Film: Across the Universe. He has taught Improvisation for the Deborah Gibson Electric Youth Camp and for The Virginia Avenue Project. In addition, he is the Host for the Live Variety Show - The Christopher Show. He is also a director and a casting director for the Wallis Annenberg in Beverly Hills, CA.

Colin Campbell McAdoo - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Colin Campbell McAdoo

Colin Campbell McAdoo is grateful to be in Sonoma under the stars with TTC. Off Broadway: Soul Doctor (New York Theatre Workshop), We The People (Lucille Lortell). He was seen at sea as Woody in Disney's Toy Story The Musical and regionally has worked at The Weston Playhouse, MSMT, Ogunquit Playhouse, Media Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, and LTOTS. Please keep an eye open for his show The 60s Revolution coming to a Symphony near you! An NYU grad, he wants to thank his friends, family, TTC, Osito, and little sis Moo. Love to all.

Courtney Markowitz - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Courtney Markowitz

Courtney Markowitz is thrilled to be joining the Transcendence family and community. A Pittsburgh native, Courtney is a graduate of Elon University. She made her Broadway debut in 2013 in Jekyll & Hyde starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox. National tours: Jekyll & Hyde (Emma u/s), and Spring Awakening (Ilse). Regional: Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Lizzie (Alice), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), The Producers (Ulla), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet). Courtney has taught masterclasses around the country and in New York City with Broadway Connection. Endless love to family and her fiancee, Quinn. Let's go.

David R. Gordon - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
David R. Gordon

David R. Gordon is very excited to be spending the summer in his home state of California, performing with this incredibly talented cast and crew at TTC. David recently finished the 1st national tour of Flashdance the Musical, where he originated the role of the Jimmy. Other favorite roles include: Roger (International tour, Grease), Abraham (DC premiere, Altar Boyz), Bobby Strong (Urinetown), and Lefou (Cabrillo's, Beauty and the Beast). Big thanks to my support team - Ali, Momma, Pops, my big ol' family and friends - as we continue to ride this ride. "Everything happens for a reason." Instagram: @DRGeffects, Twitter: @DavidRGordon, www.DavidRossGordon.com

Desiree Davar - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Desiree Davar

Desireé Davar is so excited to be involved with Transcendence! CA native, and happy to be back on the west coast! Credits: Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY, performing the role of Anita, WEST SIDE STORY International Tour (Anita), WHERE'S CHARLEY: NY City Center's ENCORES!, CHICAGO (Velma) in Seattle, WA, KISS ME KATE: Papermill Playhouse, HALF A SIXPENCE: Goodspeed Opera House. She was recently featured as a dancer in the upcoming film ANNIE as well as on this season of GLEE! Desireé is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Love to her family and her handsome Nic! DesireeDavar.com

Dylan Smith - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Dylan Smith

Dylan is a NYC based dancer, choreographer and instructor. He graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance.

Professional credits include: The Japan and North American tours of 42nd St., JUBILEE! at Ballys Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Holland America Cruise lines, Hershey Park, in addition to various regional theater work, industrials, television and film. Other highlights include JUMP JIVE & WAIL! with the USO starring Paris Hilton as well as performing alongside the band PHISH to a sold out crowd of 35,000 on New Year's Eve at Madison Square Garden.

Dylan is on staff at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and has taught and choreographed for countless studios across the US, his works continuing to win numerous titles and high scores year after year.

A true artist, Dylan enjoys writing, photography, painting, designing his own costumes, and conceptualizing and creating works in all aspects of the arts world.

Elise Sievert - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Elise Sievert

Elise Sievert is thrilled to be making her Transcendence Theatre Company debut. Recently she was seen as Tospy in "The King and I" as well as starring in the films "The Actress" and "Seeking William". She has performed with BEings Dance in NYC, Butler Ballet and Royal Caribbean Productions. She was featured in several fitness videos with Denise Austin and Petra Kolber, appeared on the "The Rachael Ray Show" and guest starred on "Evil I". She has volunteered in India at Shanti Bhavan, a residential school for children of poverty where she taught dance and English classes. Love and gratitude to my hubby.

Elizabeth Stanley - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Elizabeth Earley

Elizabeth is honored to join this extremely special group of artists at The Transcendence Theatre Company. She has been blessed to share some great stories along the way. Elizabeth just finished playing Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Rochester's Kodak Theatre and The Forestburgh Playhouse. Earlier in the year she played Cassie in A Chorus Line at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre. For more, see www.elizabethearley.com.

Eric Jackson - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Eric Jackson

Eric is currently touring with The Book of Mormon but so happy for the chance to return again to the Transcendence Theatre Company! Broadway: Young Frankenstein and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other National Tours: Dreamgirls, Ragtime, Chicago, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regionally he's played across the country as well, but was previously seen in the west coast debut of the Kander and Ebb musical, The Scottsboro Boys. BFA, University of Michigan. Visit him at www.Eric-Jackson.net.

Erik Liberman - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Erik Liberman

ERIK LIBERMAN most recently co-directed and appeared in the all-star Raising the Roof Gala at New York's Town Hall, celebrating 50 years of Fiddler on the Roof, having also appeared in Symphony Space's Fiddler at 50 benefit concert. Theatre highlights include: Harold Prince's LoveMusik (Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof (North American Tour opposite Topol, Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel), Mabou Mines Dollhouse (World Tour and Off-Broadway), Off-Broadway's Dani Girl, For Elise and The Calamity of Kat Kat and Willie, Eric Schaeffer’s revival of Merrily We Roll Along (Helen Hayes Award), Mark Lamos’ revival of Into the Woods (CT Critics Circle Award), Somewhere in Time (Original Cast), Reefer Madness! (Original Cast; Ovation, Garland Awards), and appearances as “Groucho Marx” in Off-Broadway Minnie's Boys and The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid (NYMF Award) and at The White House. Rover, a feature film in which Erik appears, premiered at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, and Fog, a short in which he appears (and also co-produced) was recently picked up for international distribution. Erik is featured in the Actors' Equity Centennial book, Performance of the Century, and is a Kurt Weill Foundation, Def Comedy Jam and YoungArts honoree. You will soon see him selling Tide on TV, and in a new musical at La Jolla Playhouse. Find him on YouTube, @erikliberman or www.erikliberman.org.

 

Evan Ruggiero - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Upon entering his sophomore year at Montclair State University while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer of the right leg. Enduring nine surgeries in a six-month period in an effort to save the leg, the cancer returned more aggressively than the original diagnosis. He was faced with the ultimate decision of amputation in order to stop the cancer and save his life, as well as undergoing chemotherapy for sixteen months. Eighteen months after the amputation, and only two days after receiving his "peg-leg", Evan was tapping again. He has appeared with the St. Louis Tap Festival, LA Tap Festival, Jersey Tap Festival, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, on American Idol, has been a guest on The Ellen Show, on Telemundo's, Un Nuevo Dia, and most was most recently seen at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently starring in a new rock musical called PANIC! The Musical.

Griffin Matthews - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Griffin Matthews

Bio coming soon...

Jaclyn Miller - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Jaclyn Miller

Jaclyn Miller is elated to be returning TTC this summer! National Tour: Happy Days: the Musical. Regional Credits: Chicago (Ogunquit Playhouse), 9 to 5 (Ogunquit Playhouse), Soul Doctor (Parker Playhouse), The Who's TOMMY (Berkshire Theatre Festival). In addition to performing Jaclyn often works as an Associate Choreographer, such shows include: Pirates of Penzance (Portland Opera and OSF), She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Lyric Theatre), Legally Blonde (Norwegian Cruise Line). In her newest trajectory, Choreography: The Cocoanuts, My Fair Lady, and Taming of the Shrew (Oregon Shakespeare Festival).
Love to CCM.

James D. Sasser - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
James D. Sasser

James went to high school in Napa at Justin-Siena, and since then has performed on Broadway and countless stages around the world. He has been involved in the development of dozens of new musical works on both sides of the table as a performer, producer and writer in New York. He is the writer & lyricist for the new rock musical Bottle Shock, based on the 2008 movie, with composer Charles Vincent Burwell; their musical CUBAMOR was featured last summer at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's New Works Festival. James is also at work on a new musical about Jack London entitled To Capture The Wolf with composer and Sonoma native Diego Garcia. He is currently an Uncharted Artist in Residence at Ars Nova in NY. www.jamesdsasser.com

Jennifer Farmer - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Jennifer Farmer

Jennifer Farmer is thrilled and honored to be returning to Transcendence for a second season! A Michigan native, she graduated from NKU with her BM in Vocal Performance, and is proud to call Sonoma County home. Jennifer has had a successful career as a singer, voiceover artist and actress, both on stage and screen. Credits include Sandy in GREASE (European Tour), and the film THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT (Jason Segal and Emily Blunt). Jennifer spends much of her time happily vocal coaching and directing. Many thanks to TTC, and love to my amazing family!

Jeremy Benton - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Jeremy Benton

Jeremy comes to Transcendence Theatre Company direct from The Denver Center 's revival of the Marx Brother's ANIMAL CRACKERS, where he played song-and-dance man "Wally Winston" and served as Tap Choreographer. Recently, he played "Jimmy Shreve" in STORYVILLE Off-Broadway starring Deborah Cox, "Phil Davis" in WHITE CHRISTMAS, and "Don Lockwood" in SINGIN IN THE RAIN". Before that, he spent 10 months on the National Tour of ANYTHING GOES, where he played opposite Rachel York in both the roles of "Billy Crocker" and "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh". He was last seen on Broadway in the revival of 42ND STREET, performing the role of "Billy Lawlor" opposite Shirley Jones. A recent favorite was playing "Kenneth Gibson" in Lyric Theatre's CALL ME MADAM opposite Beth Leavel. Favorites include: THE PRODUCERS (film), 42ND STREET (Billy Lawlor), CRAZY FOR YOU (Bobby Child), CAGNEY! (Bob Hope), PEG O' MY HEART (Jerry Adair), STATE FAIR (Pat Gilbert), and BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS (Fred Astaire). www.jeremybenton.net

Julie Craig - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Julie Craig

NY: The Apple Tree with Kristin Chenoweth, Bye Bye Birdie directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (City Center Encores!), Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, etc. (City Center), Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Bway), The Black Monk (Samuel Beckett, Theatre Row) - Cast Album. Tours: Maria in West Side Story (Europe/Asia). Regional: Dog in the Manger (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Cosette in Les Miserables (Walnut Street) - Barrymore Award Nomination, Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (Westchester Broadway). TV: Law & Order: SVU, Cupid, Guiding Light. BFA NYU/Tisch.

Krystle N. Adams - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Krystle N. Adams

Krystle N. Adams is honored to be a part Transcendence. She was last seen in the reading of her new play Tarnished Opal. She has also been seen on the east coast in Tarnished Opal, Aida and Fame. She has performed on PBS in From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook and starred in An Evening of Jazz with Krystle Adams. To find out more, visit www.kryrstlenadams.com or follow her @krystlenartists. "I'd like to thank God, her husband (Sonoma native) and beautiful kids Sophia and Jayden. Krystle is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.

Kurt Domoney - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Kurt Domoney

Broadway: Don in A Chorus Line (revival company), Tours: 42nd Street (1st Nat'l) White Christmas (Ordway), Regional: Action/ West Side Story (TUTS), Skimbleshanks/ Cats (Sacramento Music Circus), Bobby/ A Chorus Line (Ogunquit), The Music Man (Arena Stage), Very Good Eddie, A Funny Thing Happened…(Goodspeed), Urinetown (Geva Theatre), Hot Mikado (Ford's Theatre), 3 seasons with Sacramento Music Circus. Graduate: CCM. Recent: Associate Choreographer for A Chorus Line at North Shore Music Theatre. Co-owner and coach at www.broadwaykidsauditions.com, 'developing confident and extraordinary kids inside and outside of the audition room' and www.mtcollegeauditions.com.

Leah Sprecher - Broadway Under the Stars Performer


Leah Sprecher
Creative Coordinator, Founding Member

Leah Sprecher has performed at some of the nations most prestigious theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and REPRISE! She Most recently completed a year-long stint at the famed Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles where she wrote and performed sketch/improv comedy in shows such as Et Tu Sunday, Camp Sunday, the Cookin' With Gas Show, and her one-woman show Old At Heart. Nat'l Tours:42nd Street, Happy Days, and the Radiocity Christmas Spectacular. Film/TV: Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Marc Maron Project.

Leslie McDonel - Broadway Under the Stars Performer


Leslie McDonel

Leslie is so grateful to be a part of this company. She most recently played the role of Emma in LIZZIE at Portland Center Stage. Broadway: AMERICAN IDIOT (Ensemble, Original Broadway Cast), HAIRSPRAY (Lou Ann, u/s Amber, Female Authority Figure); Tours: AMERICAN IDIOT (Heather, Dance Captain), LEGALLY BLONDE (Kate/Chutney, u/s Vivienne, Enid, Serena), HAIRSPRAY; Off-Broadway/Regional: Gramercy Theater, Merry-Go-Round Theater, Casa Manana, North Carolina Theater, Seaside Music Theater, Dallas Theater Center. Big thanks to my dear friend Nick Dalton and the whole Transcendence family.

Lexy Fridell - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Lexy Fridell

Lexy is thrilled to be back in her hometown at TTC! Broadway: The Pee-wee Herman Show. 1st Nat'l Tour: Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q, Gone Missing. London: (I am) Nobody's Lunch. Lexy created the role of "Dory" in Finding Nemo, the Musical for Disney. Regional favorites: Nerds, The 25th…Spelling Bee, The Spitfire Grill, Sylvia, Little Shop. TV: HBO Pee-wee Herman Show, and an SNL digital short. Lexy's voice can be heard on many commercials and children's books. She won an Audio File Award for her narration of The Books of Elsewhere. BFA Carnegie Mellon University, Adeline Roth Memorial Award for acting. www.lexyfridell.com.

Libby Servais - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Libby Servais

On Broadway Libby was seen in Wicked (Glinda u/s) as well as the original Broadway cast of Lysistrata Jones (Lysistrata/female standby). National Tours: Wicked (Glinda standby in San Francisco and original Munchkinland tour). Regional: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods, *Broadway World Award Winner for Best Actress in a Musical), Elf (Jovie), 1776 (Martha), Hairspray (Amber), Pride and Prejudice (Georgiana), Hair (Jeanie), SideShow (Violet), Company (Susan). Graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. Love and gratitude to her amazing family, friends, teachers, Stephan and her canine daughter, Pearl!

Mark Gindick - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Mark Gindick

Mark Gindick, Creator and Solo Performer Born and raised in New York, Mark Gindick is a professional actor, clown, physical comedian, director, teacher and writer/creator of his own theatrical shows. Wing-Man, his original theatrical piece without one spoken word, won BEST ONE-MAN SHOW in United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo festival of its kind in the world. Mark has appeared in major feature films, including the Nora Ephron comedy Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep; on televison, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and was featured in The PBS miniseries CIRCUS; starred Off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in the New York Times acclaimed hit The Comedy Trio Happy Hour, Happyhourclowns.com; clowned on circuses such as Ringling Brothers and the Big Apple Circus; taught clowning at SUNY Purchase college as well as other New York City venues. Mark wrote and starred in How To Be A Man at the Palace of Variety on 42nd Street (NYC). Mark's unique blend of vaudeville, dance, and physical comedy has earned him three Golden Nose Awards. markgindick.com

Matt Gould - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Matt Gould

Bio coming soon...

Megan McGinnis - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Megan McGinnis

Broadway: Les Misérables (Eponine), Little Women (Beth), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Parade, and The Diary of Anne Frank. National Tours: Daddy Long Legs (Jerusha; LA Ovation Award, Chicago Jeff Nomination, Boston Eliot Norton Award, Cincinnati Entertainer of the Year), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), The Sound of Music (Liesl), James Joyce's The Dead (Lily). Film/TV: A Goofy Movie, Anywhere But Here, "Wings," "Blossom," "Sister, Sister." Recordings: Daddy Long Legs, Little Women, Parade, and Sutton Fosters CD "Wish." BA in English from Columbia University.

Meggie Cansler - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Meggie Cansler

Meggie Cansler has been seen on Broadway in The Apple Tree, Finian's Rainbow, and Wicked. Tours include Wicked (Galinda u/s) and Miss Saigon (Ellen). Off broadway: Lucky Guy (Wanda/Chicky stand by). Favorite Regional Roles: South Pacific at Papermill playhouse (Nellie u/s), Ariel in Footloose and Penny in Hairspray at MUNY, and numerous shows at Encores! Tv: The Carrie Diaries. Meggie holds a BFA from CCM.

Molly Alvarez- Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Molly Alvarez

Molly is thrilled to be working with Transcendence again, after having choreographed for their past two Seasons! She was thrilled to win the Broadway World SF Award for Best Choroegraphy last year, thanks to the loving support of the Transcendence community. Her choreography for the Troubadour Theater Company earned her 2011 and 2012 LA Ovation Award nominations, a 2012 Back Stage Garland Award, and a 2012 Broadway World LA Award nomination. Other choreography has been seen at venues throughout LA and NYC. Acting credits include: Happy Days the Musical--National Tour, and Lost in Hollywoodland--NYC Fringe. Molly is extremely excited to marry her sweetheart, Steven Booth, this Fall!

Morgan Karr - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Morgan Karr

MORGAN KARR is originally from Nashville, TN. He is so excited to be working with Transcendence for his second year. "Where words fail, music speaks." (Hans Christian Andersen) www.MorganKarr.com

Nicolas Dromard - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Nicolas Dromard

Nicolas is so excited to be coming back for his third season at Transcendence! For the last 15 years, he's been traveling all over the USA and Canada performing on Broadway and in National Tours. He is currently appearing as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys on the national tour. In March 2013, Nicolas was honored to close the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, playing the lead role of Bert, which he also toured with for a year and a half. The bay area can still hear the echo of him Dancing Through Life at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from his year and a half as Fiyero in Wicked. Nicolas has also appeared in Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Oklahoma, Wicked, Mary Poppins, The Boy from Oz and White Christmas in Toronto, on Broadway and in National tours.
For more go to www.nicolasdromard.com.

Nicole Mangi - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Nicole Mangi

Nicole is so excited to be back for her third season with TTC! This year she played Dainty June in Gypsy at the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre in Washington DC and won a dining room on The Price is Right! BROADWAY: Gypsy (w/ Patti LuPone, directed by Arthur Laurents). NEW YORK: City Center Encores! REGIONAL: Goodspeed Musicals: Meet John Doe; North Shore Music Theatre: Fame; Westchester Broadway Theatre: The Full Monty; Walnut Street Theatre: Beauty and the Beast; Gateway Playhouse: 42nd Street, Cats, On the Town; TV: Law and Order: SVU. RECORDING: Gypsy Cast Recording (Grammy Award). Love to Michael and family!

Q. Smith - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Q. Smith

Q. Smith was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and received a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Q. was last seen in on Broadway in Mary Poppins as Ms. Andrew. She was also a part of the 1st and 2nd National tours of Mary Poppins over the span of 3 1/2 years playing the various roles of Mrs. Corry, Bird Woman, and Miss Andrew. Before Poppins she was seen the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Fame: The Musical Off Broadway, where she played Mabel Washington and recorded the cast album. Other credits include: Showboat in concert at Carnegie Hall, a guest soloist at Hillary Clinton's Vital Voices Awards (Kennedy Center), Abyssinia: A Gospel Celebration with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and a guest soloist during Barak Obama's Inaugural celebrations. Q. has also toured with Gladys Knight and Rita Coolige in Smokey Joe's Cafe' and has traveled throughout Europe and Central America in various productions. Her goals are to build a school of the arts integrated with the juvenile system and to finish her book Queens of the Theatre. "Hey Sonoma! I'm thrilled to be back!" www.Qperstar.com.

Rachel Thomas - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Rachel Thomas

Rachel Louise Thomas trailblazes her third summer with TTC! Recent credits include iTunes podcast "Something New" with award-winning musical theatre composer Joel B.New, featured soloist in Joel Rieke's "Apsis Requiem"(L.A.), and background actor on CSI: Las Vegas, The Mindy Project, and many more. NYC: Lincoln Center's Songbook Series, Opening Doors Theatre Company. Tour/Radio City Music Hall: Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer. Regional: Kansas City Starlight Theatre, Light Opera of Oklahoma, West Virginia Public Theatre, The Little Opry Theatre (Branson). RADIO: KRCB's "Curtain Call" with Charles Sepos, KSVY Sonoma's "Our Timeless Secrets" with Mahri Best. Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University.

Robert Petrarca - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Robert Petrarca
General Director, Founding Member

Robert Petrarca is a proud founding member of Transcendence Theatre Company and is immensely grateful for the adventure that has unfolded throughout the years. As a Los Angeles based director/choreographer and performer, his credits include "It's Top Secret" at the Noho Arts Center (director/choreographer), "A Christmas Carol" at the Madrid Theatre (director/choreographer), "Technique", a short film (director), Kurt Weill's "Street Scene" at Eastman School of Music (choreographer), "Sunny Side Up" and "Zip! Goes a Million", both with the Operetta Foundation (choreographer) . Robert recently returned from Ashland where he served as the Assistant Choreographer for "My Fair Lady" and "Taming of the Shrew" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Year-round, Robert serves as the program director for Golden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, where he directs and choreographs regularly, as well as coordinates educational workshops and class series.

Ryan Kasprzak- Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Ryan Kasprzak

NBC's Smash (Asst. Choreographer). Nat'l Tours: Billy Elliot (Associate Resident Choreographer / Dance Captain), Fosse (Dance Captain). TV: Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, commercials for Hershey's, White House Black Market, Sun Drop. Creator with multi Drama Desk Award nominated Parallel Exit: Physical Comedy Theater. Their show Exit Stage Left is currently playing variety theaters throughout Germany. Other productions have played the New Victory Theater, Joyce SoHo, Lincoln Center Institute, Queens Theatre, and Cos Festival in Spain. Recently choreographed Volleygirls at NYMF (Best of Fest). Marymount Manhattan College adjunct professor and alumnus. Love, gratitude to Family and MSA. www.ryankasprzak.com

Scott Barnhardt - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Scott Barnhardt

Scott Barnhardt is ecstatic to be joining Transcendence this summer direct from the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon. Broadway: Deaf West's revival of Big River (2004 Tony Honor). Tours: The Boy Friend directed by Julie Andrews, Disney On Classic (Tokyo Philharmonic Tour). Regional: Cosmo in Singin' in the Rain, Wendell in Emmet Otter (both at Goodspeed Opera House), Jinx in Forever Plaid (Cape Playhouse), Carmen Ghia in The Producers and Andy Lee in 42nd Street (both at Pioneer Theater). This Fall Scott will embark on an new adventure as a graduate student in Playwriting at UCLA. Thanks to Amy, Brad and the team at TTC for this wonderful opportunity! .

Shannon O'Bryan - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Shannon O'Bryan

Shannon O'Bryan feels so honored to be a part of Transcendence Theatre Company's 2014 Season. After 10 years performing on and off-Broadway, in National Tours and in Regional Theatre's all over the world, Shannon is finding her greatest joy these days in teaching people how to transcend through the arts, meditation and yoga. Some Credits include: White Christmas (Judy Haynes), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Singin' in the Rain (Kathy Seldon), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Grease (Sandy Dumbrowski), Gypsy (Dainty June), Follies, Face the Music, etc. "A huge thanks to my new TTC family. I am so grateful." (~*~) Learn to meditate with Shannon: www.sundarameditation.com

Sheri Sanders - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Sheri Sanders

Bio: Sheri Sanders is beyond honored to spend her third season with the very magical Transcendance Theatre Company. Sheri is a Musical Theatre performer who has also spent the last 10 years creating Rock The Audition, a revolution empowering and liberating performers and their educators with popular music to successfully audition for Rock Musicals. This Hal Leonard published author is humbled to announce the recent investment of Broadway Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold, Artech Holding Company, and sponsorship through Broadwayworld.com to support her having a greater effect on our community. Thank you, Transcendance, for the opportunity to sing my heart out. Always! www.rock-the-audition.com

Steel Burkhardt - Broadway Under the Stars Performer

Steel Burkhardt

Steel Burkhardt is a New Jersey Native. He received his degree in Music from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. Steel played Berger in Hair (Broadway, West End in London, National tour (Helen Hayes nomination). Other credits include; Scott Wittman's, Jukebox Jackie at La Mama Experimental Theater, Tom in Murder Ballad (TUTS), Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (Great Lakes Theater), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Porthouse Theater).

Stephan Stubbins - Broadway Under the Stars Performer

Stephan Stubbins
co-Executive Director, Founding Member

Stephan would like to thank the amazing Sonoma community for continuing to astound him with greatness. This season belongs to you, without your much needed support, enthusiasm and generosity none of this would be possible.

Stephan was in Mary Poppins (on Broadway and on the 1st National Tour), in the pre-Broadway World Premiere of the musical Memphis (originating the roles of Buck Wiley & Perry Como); in Broadway in Bryant Park, and in the Broadway Benefit "Defying Inequality." He has made multiple appearances on TV on "Late Night with Conan O'Brian" and has played lead roles in many theaters in New York and across the US in addition to doing so for Disney Cruise Lines and Disney's MGM Studios.

As a soloist Stephan has done everything from touring Austria singing Movie Musicals, to singing Frankie Valli songs at industrials for big corporations, and to (while growing up in Cincinnati, OH) singing an opening act solo for Frank Sinatra at Cincinnati Music Hall. Stephan would like to dedicate this season to you. Go for it!

Stephanie Cadman - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Stephanie Cadman

Stephanie Cadman grew up in Canada's capital, Ottawa. She toured with the Broadway National Tour of '42nd Street' and is a member of CMT's super group Belle Starr. She was the top female at the World Tap Dance Championships in Germany at age 16 and holds three stepdancing and fiddling titles from the prestigious Pembroke Championships. Stephanie has been privileged to have shared the stage with Oscar Peterson, Lara St John, Sharon Shannon, Lunasa, The Chieftains, Carlos Nunez and opened 'NYE 2010' for Frankie Valli and The Eagles in Houston Texas. She has also appeared with symphonies all over North America including the Kennedy Center's National Symphony orchestra.'. www.stephaniecadman.com

Steve Mazurek- Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Steve Mazurek

Steve Mazurek couldn't be happier to be back for a third transcendent concert experience. Sonoma and Transcendence are the highlight of his summer! In Los Angeles Steve can be seen in the long-running movie concert series For The Record. He has guest started on TNTs Hawthorne and was featured in Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl. He sang with POPS Orchestras around North America under the prolific Maestro Erich Kunzel. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Steve received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Thank you Amy, Brad, Stephen, Robert, the entire Transcendence team, Jack London Park, and the wonderful Sonoma community for having me. This place is magic.

Tiffany Lee Ocvirk - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Tiffany Lee Ocvirk

Tiffany Lee Ocvirk is thrilled to join the Transcendence family. She toured with the Broadway company of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is a core dancer in reconstructing original Fosse choreography while working closely with Nicole Fosse herself! Favorite roles: ponytail girl (Sweet Charity), Lou Ann (Hairspray), Rhoda (White Christmas). Other credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CATS, Guys and Dolls, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her heart is forever grateful and overflowing with love for her family, friends, and Jesus Christ!

 

Tony Gonzalez - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez- is absolutely honored to join the Transcendence team, coming direct from Broadway's Mamma Mia! Tony was recently seen touring throughout Japan with Disney on Classic and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Some favorite credits include the National Touring Companies of Saturday Night Fever, Joseph and the.., We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia! Huge thanks to Amy for making her dream a reality and to Mom, Dad, Angie, Bryan, and Eva for their love. Excited to perform under the stars; giving Becca the best seat in the house!

 

Trista Moldovan - Broadway Under the Stars Performer


Trista Moldovan

Trista is overjoyed to be part of Transcendence. Broadway/National tour: Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (San Francisco and LA engagements, Denver Ovation nomination, Broadway's 10,000th performance) and Betty Haynes in Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS. Regional: Miss Grey in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (Denver Center), Abigail in 1776 (Pittsburgh Public), Maggie in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Arkansas Rep), Sally in CABARET (New Bedford Festival), SIMEON'S GIFT with Julie Andrews (Bay Street). TV: "Guiding Light", "All My Children" "Celebrity Ghost Stories". Thanks to TTC! Love to Stephen and family.

Victor Mazzone - Broadway Under the Stars Performer


Victor Mazzone

Victor Mazzone is a native Kentuckian who landed in LA via a degree in Voice Studies at Northwestern University. West Coast highlights: Jawbreaker with Megan Hilty, national commercial campaigns for Target and Bacardi, starring in the new musical Love and War (Pasadena Civic Auditorium), U.S. premiere of Camelia la Tejana and John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer (Long Beach Opera), singing with Youngblood Hawke on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and recording with Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars. Victor is a member of The Silver Lake Chorus (debut album coming this year!) and can be seen in the upcoming independent feature, Sleepwalk.

Wendy Rosoff - Broadway Under the Stars Performer
Wendy Rosoff

WENDY ROSOFF is thrilled to be back for her 3rd season with TTC. Broadway/NY: 42ND ST (original revival cast), A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Madison Square Garden, MY FAVORITE BROADWAY: THE LEADING LADIES at Carnegie Hall (Great Performances series for PBS). A few other favorite theatre credits include: HOME ALONE, THE MUSICAL (LA), DISENCHANTED (LA), THE FULL MONTY (LA), and FALSETTOS (Drama Critics and Broadway World LA award nominations.), RADIO CITY XMAS SPECTACULAR (LA) and WHITE CHRISTMAS (SAN FRAN). Recent TV/FILM credits: Castle (ABC), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), GOOD BEHAVIOR (NBC), The Prestige, Cabin Fever 2 and Cross. On faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and The Strasberg Institute. www.wendyrosoff.com

 
Production Crew - 2014

Amy Miller - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Amy Miller

Artistic Director & CEO, Founding Member

For the past 6 years, it has been the greatest honor of Amy's life to join with artists and community members from around the world to bring the vision of the Transcendence Theatre Company to life. After producing TTC's Award-Winning Inaugural Season, Amy is excited to expand & grow Transcendence Theatre's mission to create transcendent experiences that inspire audiences to go beyond the usual limits and change the world in extraordinary ways.

Broadway/National Tour: 42nd Street. Select TV/Film Credits: The Newsroom, Law & Order Los Angeles, Jake in Progress, & over twenty National Commercials. Amy & her husband Executive Director Brad Surosky are well-known across the world for being in the hit You-Tube Video, "The Best Wedding Toast Ever". Amy thanks everyone beyond words, especially her family, friends, Team Transcendence, and all of our incredible donors & sponsors, for their continuous belief and support of this immense dream.

She dedicates Transcendence Theatre's 2013 season to Ma'Ma' & Daddy and in loving memory of Shirley Gilden, Celeste Dupox, her Grandparents, & Harold Clurman.

Brad Surosky - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Brad Surosky

co-Executive Director, Founding Member

Brad is so excited and humbled to be here in Sonoma with this incredible community. He is also so incredibly proud of all the hard work by so many people to make our second season a reality.

Brad is a Baltimore, Maryland native and holds a B.F.A. in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed Off-Broadway and at many regional theaters across the country including Century Center, Provincetown Playhouse, Wayside Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, Naples Dinner Theatre, Hampton Playhouse, and many more.

Brad can be seen in the Film and TV world working in scenes opposite James Caan, Zach Braff, Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, and Camilla Bell. Select TV/Film credits include Cold Case, Scrubs, Las Vegas, Veronica Mars, When a Stranger Calls, and numerous national commercials. Brad is incredibly fortunate to be married to TTC's Artistic Director, Amy Miller. He dedicates this season to his incredible Grandma who brought him to see his first professional play, and taught him in life to always choose love.

Stephan Stubbins - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff

Stephan Stubbins
co-Executive Director, Founding Member

Stephan would like to thank the amazing Sonoma community for continuing to astound him with greatness. This season belongs to you, without your much needed support, enthusiasm and generosity none of this would be possible.

Stephan was in Mary Poppins (on Broadway and on the 1st National Tour), in the pre-Broadway World Premiere of the musical Memphis (originating the roles of Buck Wiley & Perry Como); in Broadway in Bryant Park, and in the Broadway Benefit "Defying Inequality." He has made multiple appearances on TV on "Late Night with Conan O'Brian" and has played lead roles in many theaters in New York and across the US in addition to doing so for Disney Cruise Lines and Disney's MGM Studios.

As a soloist Stephan has done everything from touring Austria singing Movie Musicals, to singing Frankie Valli songs at industrials for big corporations, and to (while growing up in Cincinnati, OH) singing an opening act solo for Frank Sinatra at Cincinnati Music Hall. Stephan would like to dedicate this season to you. Go for it!

Rob Barnum - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Rob Barnum
Chief Operations Officer

Rob is very excited to join us as our COO. Rob and his husband David started supporting Transcendence in our inaugural season housing artists and hosting many cast parties and events at their home in Glen Ellen. They currently travel between homes in San Francisco and Glen Ellen and will ultimately "migrate" permanently to Glen Ellen. Rob has a MBA in International Business and comes to us having served in executive leadership roles at various software companies, including PeopleSoft, SupportSoft, Taleo and Oracle.

Robert Petrarca - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Robert Petrarca
General Director, Founding Member

Robert Petrarca is a proud founding member of Transcendence Theatre Company and is immensely grateful for the adventure that has unfolded throughout the years. As a Los Angeles based director/choreographer and performer, his credits include "It's Top Secret" at the Noho Arts Center (director/choreographer), "A Christmas Carol" at the Madrid Theatre (director/choreographer), "Technique", a short film (director), Kurt Weill's "Street Scene" at Eastman School of Music (choreographer), "Sunny Side Up" and "Zip! Goes a Million", both with the Operetta Foundation (choreographer) . Robert recently returned from Ashland where he served as the Assistant Choreographer for "My Fair Lady" and "Taming of the Shrew" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Year-round, Robert serves as the program director for Golden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, where he directs and choreographs regularly, as well as coordinates educational workshops and class series.

David Walker - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
David Walker
Associate Director

Bio coming soon...

Amanda M. Stuart - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Amanda M. Stuart

Director of Operations

Amanda M. Stuart (Director of Operations/Guest Artist) is elated to have the privilege of working with the Transcendence team again this summer. Amanda has a BFA in Musical Theatre performance from the Hartt School of Music. Most recently she was the ASM and female understudy for Westchester Broadway Theatre's production of Titanic. Amanda has traveled the United States at land and by sea working on and off the stage with numerous theatre companies, and is thrilled to have Transcendence on the list! Thank-you Brad for being so "Solid." Honored member of AEA.

Brett Fisher - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Brett Fisher

Business Manager

Brett is the president of Brett Fisher Group, a boutique management consulting and executive search firm based in Santa Monica, CA. Brett previously worked as General Manager for Rubicon Theatre Company, as Managing Director for the Santa Monica Civic Light Opera, where he produced productions for the Historic Avalon Casino Theatre on Catalina Island, and as a Music Consultant on Disney Theatricals' Aida. Brett earned his BA in Music Education and Conducting from UCLA, studied Arts Management at USC, and received his MBA from Pepperdine University. Brett is a new dad to year-old twins Ella and Ethan.

Leesa Munger - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Leesa Munger

Box Office Manager

Leesa returns for her second season with Transcendence Theatre Company as Box Office Manager. She is a California native and now calls Sonoma County her forever home. She enjoys singing, photography, cooking and raising her 11 year old son Isaac. She met her husband Dallas while he was acting and she was working in the box office at The Great American Melodrama in Oceano, Ca. They traveled to the East Coast and lived in Maryland and Vermont and were involved in many different theatres there before coming back to California. Leesa loves talking to each of the patrons and is looking forward to meeting them face to face at the shows this summer. She thanks her friends and family for their love and support.

Matt Moisey - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Matt Moisey

Music Supervisor

Matt Moisey is about to enter his senior year as a Voice Performance and Music Education major at the Eastman School of Music. In addition to composing, orchestrating and arranging, he is also an avid singer, actor, and pianist. His compositions have been featured onstage at Eastman and beyond. His highly acclaimed musical arrangements were a highlight in the inaugural Rochester Fringe Festival's production of Hide the Moon: Based on Salome, in which he also performed. With the Eastman Opera Theater, Matt has participated in Il Matremonio Segreto, Sondheim's Assasins, and Kurt Weill's Street Scene. Matt is honored and thrilled to spend the summer making great music in sunny Sonoma!

Melissa Giattino - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Melissa Giattino
Director - One Singular Sensation

Melissa Giattino is proud to be half of the song-and-dance duo TWO ON TAP. Since debuting in 2010, TWO ON TAP has entertained tens of thousands at concerts across the USA and onboard luxury cruise liners, including Queen Mary 2. As a solo artist, Melissa made her Broadway debut as an original revival cast member of the tap-dancing spectacular 42nd Street, and her talents have been featured as a member of the Radio City Rockettes.

Roy Lightner- Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Roy Lightner

Choreographer - The Music Of The Night

Roy Lightner is elated to join the Transcendence family. Choreographic credits include: New York City's Opera's Lucky to be Me ( Lincoln Center, asst. Peggy Hickey) Miss Saigon (Sondheim Center), Hound of the Baskervilles (Cape Playhouse, New Jersey Rep. Westin Playhouse) Legally Blonde, Gone Missing (Ithaca College) Hairspray (WOB at the Sondheim Center), Throughly Modern Millie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors, selected choreographer for Jazz Choreography Enterprise and asst. director No Way To Treat A Lady (Cape Playhouse). He recently joined the musical theatre faculty of Ithaca College. Graduate of Oklahoma City University. Forever thankful for my family.

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Benjamin Rauhala
Director - One Singular Sensation

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Kathryn Lounsbery - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Kathryn Lounsbery

Music Director - The Music Of The Night

Kathryn Lounsbery is a Los Angeles-based pianist, music director, composer, comedian, and Green Bay Packers fan. She has music-directed countless productions and most recently conducted the world premiere of "Falling For Make Believe" at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA. She also collaborates frequently with Broadway and pop star Frenchie Davis. As an educator she has served on the faculty of Sonoma State University and is currently on the faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Arts (AMDA) Academy in Hollywood, CA where she serves as Music Director, Vocal Coach, Piano Professor.

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Rich Silverstein
Music Director - Fantastical Family Night

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Erik Daniells
Music Director - Gala Celebration

Erik has been working as a conductor, accompanist and music director in the Sacramento area since debuting at the age of twelve as the pianist for the musical, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. He recently completed his fourth season at Sacramento Music Circus where has he played in the pit for such shows as Crazy For You, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, The King and I, and The Music Man with Shirley Jones. He has conducted Les Miserables at PCPA Theatrefest, The Big Bang at Oregon Cabaret, Animal Crackers and White Christmas at Denver Center, Right Next To Me at The Human Race Theatre, A Little Princess (world premiere) at Sacramento Theatre Company and Ordinary Days at New Helvetia Theatre Company. He works as the accompanist in the musical theatre department at Sacramento State University and received training in the internship program at PCPA Theatrefest.

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Annie Middleton

Education Director

ANNIE MIDDLETON is from Westchester, NY. After graduating as a theater major from Northwestern University, Annie moved to San Diego, CA and worked for the Education & Outreach department at La Jolla Playhouse before moving to Los Angeles. In LA, she joined the mailroom at WME and then spent a year working for a film talent agent. She spent the following two years working at Carousel Productions, a film production company led by actor, producer & writer Steve Carell. At Carousel Annie worked in development for major motion pictures and a comedy documentary series featured on Showtime. After hours, she produced an original play and a concert series in Hollywood. In 2013 she co-founded an organization with fellow Transcendence member Morgan Karr called CommunicateME, a workshop designed to inspire and enlighten students with the power of the arts. Annie is currently a candidate for an MFA in Theater Management at the Yale School of Drama. She has a passion for singing, music, yoga, vegetarian food and dogs!

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Kelly Montgomery
Production Stage Manager

Kelly Montgomery is overjoyed to be joining the Transcendence team this season. Favorite credits include: Sweet Bird of Youth, Other Desert Cities, Measure for Measure, By the Way Meet Vera Stark, The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre), Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, Sunset Blvd, 42nd Street (Maine State Music Theatre) These Paper Bullets (Yale Repertory Theatre), Welcome Yule (Chicago Symphony Orchestra). Kelly holds a BFA in Stage Management from The Theatre School at DePaul University and is currently pursuing her MFA in Stage Management at Yale School of Drama.

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Marcy Reed
- Stage Manager

Marcy Reed (Resident Production Stage Manager) is delighted to join Transcendence Theatre Company this season. Credits include: Into the Woods, The Convert, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Are You There, McPhee?, Crimes of the Heart, A Christmas Carol, The How and the Why, An Iliad (McCarter Theatre), An Iliad, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (La Jolla Playhouse), Belleville, An Iliad (NYTW), 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway 2010-2013 (American Airlines), These Girls (Glamour Magazine). Marcy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and holds a BFA in Stage Management. Love to Mom, Dad, and David.

Jeffrey Porter - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Jeffrey Porter
- Technical Director

Jeffrey Porter is a lighting, sound and projection designer based in Los Angeles. He has designed musicals on Theatre Row, trade show booths and a variety of industrials. He designs lighting regularly for schools around California. He is the Technical Director for Nathalie Gaulthier's Le Studio , an aerial arts school in Culver City and for the Greenway Court Theatre in the Fairfax District. Jeffrey has received an NAACP Los Angeles Theatre Award nomination for lighting design and an Ovation nomination for sound design. This is his second year working with Transcendence and he is excited for another season.

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Emily Erdman

Associate Technical Director

Emily Erdman is currently working on her MFA in Technical Design and Production at the Yale School of Drama, and most recently served as Associate Production Manager for the Carlotta Festival of New Plays. Her previous summer travels have taken her to technical management work at Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, CO, and the National High School Institute in Chicago, IL. Before pursuing theater full time, Emily worked in several neurophysiology labs, studying sleep with EEG and impulsivity with fMRI research investigations. She especially enjoys merging the technical challenges of theatrical production with the humanistic elements of creativity and storytelling.

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Nils Erickson

Sound Technician

2014 will be Nils's second season with TTC. Nils is a seasoned audio engineer of 15 years providing expert support to Bay area companies, local venues, and live events throughout northern California. When he's not in a show he gardens, plays soccer, and is the proud father of two beautiful children, now 4 and 2.

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Steve Hagstrom

Sound Technician

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Marjorie LeWit

Video Team Manager

Marjorie is a shooter/editor in NYC, LA and in beautiful Sonoma. Recent videography work includes the last three years of Broadway Under the Stars, traveling the US for Sabra Hummus, and BCBeat nights in NYC. Editing credits include Broadway Dance Lab for Josh Prince, TTC promos, DanceOn's "Smooth Criminal: The Michael Jackson Experience" and Yeasayer's "Sunrise" as well as videos for Face Stockholm makeup, Sabra Hummus and BCBeat. She is beyond excited to be a part of something so unique, diverse and passionate as TTC and can't wait for the 2014 clambake!

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Natalie Fritz

Video Team Associate

This is Natalie's first year with Transcendence Theater. She is a junior at Boston University studying Film & Television and International Relations. She was born and raised in Sonoma County and went through Santa Rosa High School's ArtQuest Theater Program. After having spent much of her life engaged with theater, Natalie is excited to now be able to combine it with her major in film.

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Michael Zeligs

Vidoegrapher

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Terrence Stasse

Operations Coordinator

Terrence Stasse comes from a construction family and arts background, and studied Illustration at The Academy of Art San Francisco. He has spent most of his life on residential remodel sites or behind a drawing board, and eventually specialized in residential electrical systems and visual narratives. He currently makes his living via independent contracting and moonlights as a sequential artist and sequential arts publisher. He resides in Santa Rosa and Portland.

Henri Menendez - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Henri Menendez

Operations Assistant

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Sean Oconnell - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Sean O'Connell

Operations Assistant

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Dennis Grimes

Operations Assistant

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Morgan Johnson

Company & Events Associate

Terrence Stasse comes from a construction family and arts background, and studied Illustration at The Academy of Art San Francisco. He has spent most of his life on residential remodel sites or behind a drawing board, and eventually specialized in residential electrical systems and visual narratives. He currently makes his living via independent contracting and moonlights as a sequential artist and sequential arts publisher. He resides in Santa Rosa and Portland.

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Christopher Starenko

Group Sales Manager

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Bonnie Zimmerman

Media Associate

Bonnie Zimmermann founded FreeFlight Creative in 2008, focusing on media, marketing, public relations and business strategies. Along with Transcendence, other clients include ARM 2 (Alliance for Regenerative Medicine in Microgravity) Harmony Festival, Unseen Pictures, Carlos Santana, Kerner Studios, Kennedy Space Center, Calexas, and worked for eighteen years in Los Angeles as a producer for television and live events. She also has a strong theatrical background including writing, directing, producing and performing both nationally and internationally.

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Anne Abrams

Press Relations Associate

Anne Abrams (Publicity) worked on Broadway, in San Francisco, L.A, as well as press representative for Broadway national tours. Anne was VP of Public Relations for SHN Theatres in San Francisco, Director of Communications for Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, an independent publicist representing The. Kennedy Center, the L.A. Arts and Culture Department, Cameron Mackintosh and many other entertainment clients and events. Currently: Jack London Park, San Francisco Playhouse, The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

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Chris Stubbins

Press Relations Associate

Chris, is an International Event Planner and PR specialist including the World Figure Skating. She was 1st Vice President of the Association of Junior Leagues International and President of 7 other Cincinnati nonprofits. Chris is an International Trainer and Speaker, and has organized multi-million dollar capital campaigns. She was honored as one of 24 women nationally by Leadership America for her leadership. She is thrilled to work with the incredible TTC particularly her Son, Stephan, who continues to amaze and inspire her.

Julia Morrison - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Julia Morrison

Media Associate

Julia is thrilled to be joining TTC this summer!! Born and raised in Sonoma County, Julia is a graduate of the theatre department at Interlochen Arts Academy, and is currently a student at Wesleyan University. She recently stage managed a touring production of "[title of show]" with Interlochen, and starred as Kate in "Avenue Q" at Wesleyan's Second Stage.

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Jonathan Bradford

Master Carpenter

Jonathan Silvester Bradford grew up in a sleepy New Haven town. As a child, Jonathan taught squirrels to communicate using a simplified binary code. In his teenage years he was first string goalie for his high school field hockey. And in 2000 he played the congas for Tito Puentes' funeral. As a true Jack-of-all-trades he considers winning a Pulitzer for his "avant gard" children's literature and a Nobel Peace Prize in economics for introducing currency to Britian in 1972 two of his greatest accomplishments to date. After leaving his lucrative optometry practice in Beverly Hills to find the meaning of life, Mr Bradford found his true passion in unicorn husbandry. S, as his friends call him, spends his free time as an amateur fromagere perfecting his recipes for creme fraiche and Spanish sheep's milk cheese and rubbing gravel in his beard while roaming the hilly pastures of North Hollywood in search of the next one horned beauty.

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Rachel Lantow

Assistant Stage Manager

Rachel is so thankful to have the opportunity to work with Transcendence Theatre Company. Originally from Lakeville, MN, she spent this last season as a stage management intern for The Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Her past stage management credits include Highland Summer Theatre in Minnesota and Crane River Theater Company in Nebraska. Rachel graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato where she earned a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology. She wants to thank her family for supporting her passion to chase the dreams laid on her heart, and her close friends for their impact. "For my Audience of One and for Kaela."

Tony Gabrielson - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Tony Gabrielson

Assistant Stage Manager

Tony Gabrielson (Assistant Stage Manager, Carpenter, Follow-Spot Operator) is very excited to join the Transcendence Theatre Company. In recent years he has traveled the country working with a great number of companies including Two River Theater, (Red Bank, NJ,) Barter Theatre, (Abingdon VA,) Capital Stage Company, (Sacramento, CA,) Ballet San Jose, (San Jose, CA,) and California Musical Theatre, (Sacramento, CA.) He looks forward to spending a summer under the stars with such a terrific group of artists.

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Leah Sprecher
Associate Education Director

Leah Sprecher has performed at some of the nations most prestigious theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and REPRISE! She Most recently completed a year-long stint at the famed Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles where she wrote and performed sketch/improv comedy in shows such as Et Tu Sunday, Camp Sunday, the Cookin' With Gas Show, and her one-woman show Old At Heart. Nat'l Tours:42nd Street, Happy Days, and the Radiocity Christmas Spectacular. Film/TV: Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Marc Maron Project.

Casey Hebbel - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Casey Hebbel
Associate Education Director

Casey is thrilled to be Transcending in Sonoma for a third glorious summer! Favorite credits: Avenue Q (Kate Monster), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine Colgate), Company (April), Hairspray (Penny). Casey has performed regionally at Flat Rock Playhouse, Studio Tenn, and The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Casey resides in Nashville, TN where she will be piloting a new graduate program (Masters of Music Performance in Musical Theatre) at Belmont University. A huge thank you to my family for their undying support. Overflowing gratitude to the TTC family for helping me realize and pursue my passion for education in the arts! You have truly made my heart explode! www.caseyhebbel.com

Lindsay Manolakos - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Lindsay Manolakos
Kid's Camp Muralist/Instructor

Lindsay Manolakos lives in Brooklyn and teaches high school algebra in East NY. Along with teaching the beauty of functions, she created a drama program where she writes and produces musicals each year.  Students learn set design, construction, costume design, and they get to be on stage, which really is what life’s all about.   In that vein, she’s starting a community arts center for teenagers.  Lindsay’s also a professional painter and has recently been obsessed with painting the cosmos.  That’s what brought her to Transcendence this year.  That and the fact that those at TTC are the best people around!

 

Denice Hall - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Denice Hall

Concessions/Merchandise Manager

Denice Hall is entering her third year with Transcendence Theater Company working in the Merchandising and Concessions area of the company. She has found the enthusiasm and quality of the work that is put out by this company is infectious and she is grateful to be a part of it. This year she will again be working with Merchandising and Concessions; managing these operations and volunteers, ensuring a smooth operating system.

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Bern Lefson

Volunteer Captain - Accessibility

Bern Lefson moved to Oakmont 2 1/2 years ago from Orange County CA after retiring from the aerospace industry as VP HR & Facilities. He is a graduate of Cal Berkeley and is the current President of the Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont. He loves Jack London Historic Park where he is a docent leading various tours. He is an ardent supporter of TTC and will be in charge of the Accessibility Team for the second year. Enjoying the Park, enjoying the performances and providing safe transportation for those guests needing assistance is why he volunteers. "Leading the Accessibility Team is fun and it is making an important contribution," says Bern.

Jeffery Hess - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Jeffery Hess

Volunteer Captain - Merchandise

Jeffery Hess is a retired Rehabilitation Engineer manufacturing specialized equipment for disabled people and also a Retired Aeromedical Evacuation Technician from the USAFR. He served in Afghanistan for three years during the gulf war. One of his passions is swing Dancing and finds Partner Dancing is one of his most enjoyable Hobbies. He lives in Kenwood and has been volunteering with TTC, Jack London and Sugar loaf state parks for two years.

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Connie Van Dyke

Volunteer Captain - VIP

My name is Connie Van Dyke and I am a VIP Captain. This is my third season, volunteering with Transcendence Theater Group. I moved to Northern California in 2002, and have been an administrator for California Virtual Academies, an on-line charter school, for the past 7 years. I golf frequently and love to travel. I stay very busy with family, friends, my wine group and my golf leagues. I'm looking forward to another FABULOUS summer of Broadway Under The Stars.

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Martha McDaniel-Hagler

Volunteer Captain - Beverage

Martha McDaniel-Hagler: Wife, mom, grandmom, teacher. She moved to the Valley of the Moon to find her retirement "sweet spot", but found over-the-top busy-ness, instead! She reads voraciously; lawn bowls (like Henry VIII, but no heads roll!); makes yard "art" and solar pendant lights out of wine barrel hoops (what retired English teacher doesn't?); dabbles in creative writing (just how creative is highly subjective!); and is resident "Zazzle the beer slinger" with Transcendence Theatre Company!

Gary Baker - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Gary Baker

Volunteer Captain - Parking

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Brad Evans - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Brad Evans

Volunteer Captain - Parking

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Daniel Waters - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Daniel Waters

House Manager

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Ed McKee

Volunteer Captain - Security

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Kate Kitchens

Merchandise Assistant

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Ryan Kitchens - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Ryan Kitchens

Merchandise Assistant

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Brian Boyce

Drums

A Los Angeles-based drummer/percussionist, Brian performs various styles of music on, below, and adjacent to the stage. Recent theatrical highlights: Lythgoe Family Productions' A Snow White Christmas (Pasadena Playhouse; w/Ariana Grande), A Night at Sardi's: Showstoppers (w/David Hyde Pierce, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs), Rated RSO (Joe's Pub), Lesli Margherita's All Hail the Queen, Falling for Make Believe (Colony Theatre), The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour, and MTG's productions of Shenandoah, One Touch of Venus, and Hello Again. Television sidelining: 2010 BET Awards and a national Honda commercial. Education: UCLA (B.A., Music Performance and Ethnomusicology), UVA (M.A., Musicology).

Mikey Cannon - BBroadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Mikey Cannon

Drums

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Michael Wilcox - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Michael Wilcox

Bass

Since moving to the Bay Area in 1986 Michael has toured, performed, recorded and taught extensively, appearing on over 30 CDs, in addition to television and radio work and commercials. He has toured with the Pickle Family Circus and The San Francisco Mime Troupe; written articles for Bass Player and Strings magazine. He was an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Jazz Department at San Jose State University and taught at the Jazzschool in Berkeley. Michael played the inaugural season with TTC and currently performs with the Michael Wilcox Trio, the Sheldon Brown Group (their new CD will be released Fall 2013) and Distant Intervals, a group combining poetry and quarter tone composition and is working on an instructional method.

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Andrew Emer

Bass

ANDREW EMER moved to New York City from San Fransisco in 1998. While in San Fransisco he worked with Billy Higgins, Buddy Collette, and Bruce Forman along with Steve perkins of janes addiction in a Ska/ Klezmer out-fit. Since moving to New York he as had the pleasure of working and touring with; Lee Konitz, Donald Byrd, Jason Moran, Jeff Ballard,Kenny Wollesen, Peter Apfelbaum, Chris Cheek, George Garzone, Frank Kimbrough, Waddada Leo Smith,Carl Allen, Mike Clark, Arturo O'farell, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Slide Hampton, Donny Mclaslin. In the fall of 2007 Andrew worked with Jack Dejohnette sideman; Michae Cain to score a play for Labyrinth Theater Company with Co-artistic Directors: John Ortiz and Phillip Seymore Hoffman. The play, "A View From 151st street" premiered at the New York City Public Theater and had a successful 38 show run. Since then he has been touring the states and Europe with various Jazz acts. Andrew is currently Adjunct Faculty, String Bass & Electric Bass, at Santa Rosa Junior College, Summer faculty at Lake Tahoe Jazz camp for Kids and a Jazz Clinic Visiting Professor National Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium 2009-2010.

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Steve Parker

Woodwind

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Mark Wardlaw

Woodwind

Mark Wardlaw, woodwind artist, has been a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony since 1984. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Washington and studied with clarinetist David Glazer in New York City. He has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Andre Watts, Ute Lemper, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Mel Torme, Fred Hersch, Nnenna Freelon, Steve Allen, Joan Rivers, Judy Collins, Olivia Newton John, Neil Sedaka, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Lou Christie, David Benoit, the Four Freshmen, Yes, Josh Groban, and others. Since 1990, Mark has been the director of instrumental music at Santa Rosa High School, and he currently directs the jazz bands at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Alexander Garcia - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Alexander Garcia

Woodwind

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Isaac Carter - Broadway Under the Stars Production Staff
Isaac Carter

Guitar

Guitarist Isaac Carter, born in Portland Oregon, resides in Sonoma California and is a husband and father of three year old twins. He teaches privately and performs with myriad acts across the United States and internationally. He has worked such artists as Joe Satrani, Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke, Jean Luc Ponty, and Julian Lage. Isaac studied under Mel Graves at Sonoma State University, and private instruction with Randy Vincent, Jim Campilongo and Bruce Forman. Aside from his main pursuits, family and music, Isaac is an avid hiker in the numerous parks in the Sonoma Valley.

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Pam Otsuka

Strings

Violinist/Violist Pam Otsuka received her Bachelor of Science in Music Performance from San Francisco State University. She has been concertmaster, assistant concertmaster or section leader of the Rohnert Park Symphony, Cinnabar Theater Opera Orchestra, Maric Civin Light Opera Orchestra, Carmel Valley Opera Orchestra, and Symphony of the Redwoods. She has played with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Monterey Symphony and Ukiah Symphony. She has conducted the Sonoma State University Symphony. She is a founding member of the Sonoma Strings, a local chamber music group. She is principal viola for the American Philharmonic and conductor of the Windsor String Orchestra.

Tara Zombres
Tara Zombres

Brass

Trumpeter Tara was born and raised in Sonoma and is delighted and excited to have the opportunity to work with the Transcendence Theater Company.  She holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy from the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific.  Highlights include performing with Dave Brubeck, The Sonoma Valley Chorale, and Santa Rose Junior College.  

 

 
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