SUTTON FOSTER is a two-time Tony Award winner: she earned the 2011 Tony Award for her most recent role as Reno Sweeney in The Roundabout’s revival of Anything Goes, and the 2002 Tony Award for her performance as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role she created in the 2000 La Jolla Playhouse premiere. She also received the 2011 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire, and Broadway.com’s Audience Favorite Awards for Anything Goes, as well as the 2002 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for Millie.
Previous Broadway leading roles include Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical (2008 Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award); Inga in Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein; Janet Van De Graff in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk nominations, LA Ovation Award); and Jo March in Little Women – The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations).
Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease!. Regional productions include What the World Needs Now (Old Globe), Dorian (Goodspeed), The Three Musketeers (San Jose Musical Theater), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Sally in Me and My Girl(both at Pittsburgh CLO). She has toured nationally in The Will Rogers Follies, Les Miserables, and Grease!.
Sutton can currently be starting on the TV Land hit, ‘Younger’.
SHOSHANA BEAN made her NYC debut in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell, her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray, and starred as Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in the Broadway and touring companies of Wicked. She appeared in the new musicalBeaches as CeeCee Bloom, and inked a deal with ABC Signature for a musical pilot she co-created and for which she will compose the music. Her 3 solo albums charted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in both the US and the UK, including the peak position of #1! She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, amassed millions of views on YouTube, performed alongside artists such as Brian McKnight, Bebe Winans and sang back up for Michael Jackson for his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. Her music has been featured in television shows on NBC, MTV, Oxygen, Bravo and Showtime. Getting to play the role of Fanny Brice is a lifelong dream fulfilled. www.shoshanabean.com
JENN GAMBATESE is currently starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical as Principal Rosalie Mullins. She originated the Broadway roles of Jane in Tarzan and Natalie in All Shook Up, played Glinda in the first national tour of Wicked and was also on the Main Stem in Hairspray, Is He Dead?, A Year with Frog and Toad and Footloose.
MICHAEL BALDERRAMA (Executive Director, R.Evolucion Latina) has been working, performing, and teaching within the field of performing arts for almost 20 yrs. He has taught, performed, and choreographed in over a dozen countries on 4 continents. In the last 5 years, he has learned that working, teaching and inspiring youth is not only a forte of his, but passion. His experience in the arts gives him a unique insight helping artisits accomplish goals within the arts. He also continues to focus on his performing and choreography career as Dance Captain, Fight Captain, and principal understudy in the hit Broadway Musical In the Heights. This is the fifth Broadway show he has been a part of. Other shows include Saturday Night Fever (featured performer), Urban Cowboy (featured performer), Movin’ Out (featured performer, Lead understudy), and Hot Feet (Starring Role). He has shared the stage with such greats as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Brian Adams, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Keith David, Elizabeth Parkinson, and many others. He has worked closely with Andy Blakenbueler, Twyla Tharp, Julie Taymor, Sergio Trajillo, Mia Michaels, Alan Johnson, Maurice Heins, and many other amazing choreographers and directors. He can be seen in “Across the Universe”, “Ghosts”, and commercials and videos around the world.
CARA COOPER has appeared in the Broadway casts of Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up, and Urban Cowboy. She has toured the country in Monty Python’s Spamalot, 42nd Street, and The Who’s Tommy. Cara is a NYU/CAP21 graduate and she also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She has taught numerous master classes and loves sharing her passion for the theater.
JENNIFER CODY is currently in Shrek the Musical on Broadway. Previous Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Pajama Game, No No Nanette,Taboo, Urinetown, The Wild Party, Junie B. Jones, Henry and Mudge, Seussical,Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Television credits include "Untitled Paul Reiser Pilot," "Rosie Live," "Law and Order," "The Understudies (pilot)." Jen will be heard as the voice of Charlotte in Disney's upcoming animated film "The Princess and the Frog."
PETER GREGUS has just celebrated his 25th year as a profession performer. He is currently performing in the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys as the 4 Seasons first record producer, Bob Crewe. Other prior Broadway engagements include the original cast of Contact at Lincoln Center Theater and also in the original cast of Ain't Broadway Grand. During the past 25 years, Peter has had the honor of working with such stage luminaries as Liza Minelli, Tommy Tune, Anna Reinking, and for illustrious directors as Susan Stroman (Contact), Mike Ockrent (A Christmas Carol), and Des MacAnuff (Jersey Boys). Through his career, Peter has had made the time to work with young performers, teaching master classes in dance, Musical Theater performance and audition technique. Currently, he not only performs in Jersey Boys nightly, but is also in charge of their “Frankie Camp”, a week long training workshop for actors with the potential to play the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.
TIFFANY ENGEN Broadway: Legally Blonde. First National Tour: Legally Blonde (Serena). Vegas: Rock of Ages (Regina, nominated forBroadwayworld.com Award for Best Featured Actress). Film: Hairspray (Noreen). Drop Dead Gorgeous. TV: "Raising Hope," "Smash," "Hart of Dixie," Nickelodeon's "Naked Brothers Band." Love and high kicks to Jerry, Rusty, DB, Rachel and Justin. This is a dream come true! www.tiffanyengen.com
BROOKE ENGEN is currently in the Awesome 80s Prom. Other credits include Hairspray on Broadway as Tammmy, u/s Amber Von Tussle. Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters. She plays Doreen (with twin sister as Noreen) in the Hairspray movie. TV credits include Rachel Ray, Oprah, Today Show, and Letterman.
ASMERET GHEBREMICHAEL has been on Broadway in Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Wicked, Footloose. First National Tour: Disney's Aida. Off Broadway: In the Heights (Drama Desk Award, Best Ensemble), LoneStar Love. Film: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Red Hook, The Drummer.TV: MTV Presents: Legally Blonde, Law&Order: Trial By Jury, As the World Turns. Asmeret received her B.S. in Communications from New York Unversity, where she was Valedicotry Speaker of her graduating class.
RUSTY MOWERY is the associate choreographer of Kinky Boots - US Tour, London, Toronto, Seoul, Tokyo and Australia. He was Production Dance Supervisor of Hairspray on Broadway and 1st National Tour. Rusty's danced on Broadway in Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Seussical, Ragtime, and Cats.