The Cast

Orfeh
Orfeh

Orfeh made her Broadway debut in 1998 in the musical “Footloose” followed by The Gershwin's “Fascinating Rhythm” and “Saturday Night Fever”. Orfeh made a huge splash in “Legally Blonde”, the Musical when it opened on Broadway garnering its star a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award nominations for her performance. She's guest starred on popular TV series as well as feature films and has an extensive voice over career. Her CD 'What Do You Want From Me' is available everywhere in stores and online.



Taylor Louderman
Taylor Louderman

This Missouri girl will be starring as Wendy in NBC's Peter Pan Live and recently starred on Broadway as Campbell Davis in the Tony nominated "Bring It On: The Musical" (leading actress Fred Astaire nomination). She attended the University of Michigan for two years before jumping on board the "Bring It On: The Musical" national tour. She grew up spending several summers at the The St. Louis Muny, the world's largest outdoor theater. She was just seen as Ariel in "Footloose" at Kansas City Starlight and as Sandy in "Grease" at Papermill Playhouse and The Muny. Go Blue!



Allison Case
Allison Case

Broadway: “Hands on a Hardbody” (Kelli Mangrum),“Mama Mia” (Sophie), originated the role of Chrissy in the Tony Award-winning revival of  “Hair “ (Off-Broadway, Broadway and West End). Also Nemo in “Finding Nemo: The Musical” (Disney), “Por Quinly and The Only Child” (South Coast Repertory). Film and TV: “The Blue Eyes”, “Patient 001”, “Nurse Jackie” and “NYC 22”



Bart Shatto
Bart Shatto

Bart was last seen on Broadway in the Tony/Drama desk nominated "Hands on a Hardbody". Other Broadway credits include Tony-nominated "The Civil War", "Dracula" (originating the role of Texan Quincey Morris) and iconic role of Jean Valjean in both the National Tour and Broadway casts of "Les Miserables".   As a singer, he is a veteran member of the gold/platinum selling symphonic progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Upcoming film:"Carry Me Home" (opposite Cuba Gooding Jr). Bart can also be heard as the voice of "Gaspard's Papa" in the new animated series for Disney Jr. "Gaspard and Lisa".



Xavier Cano
Xavier Cano

Past credits include Broadway: “Grease” (Sonny LaTierri).  Off-Broadway: “Giant” (Public Theater), “RENT”, “Lucky Guy”, “Freckleface Strawberry”, and “The Capeman” (Delacorte). Regional: “Buddy Holly Story” (Ogunquit Playhouse), “Dames at Sea” (Bay Street), “Give It Up!/Lysistrata Jones” (Dallas Theater Center), “West Side Story” (50th Anniversary European Tour, BSC, Fulton).    Film/TV: “CollegeHumor”, “We Are NY”, “Battery Park”.  U of Miami alum.  



Richard H. Blake
Richard H. Blake

Broadway include “Jersey Boys”, “Matilda The Musical”, “Legally Blonde”, “The Wedding Singer”, “Wicked”, “Hairspray”, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Rent”. Film &TV: “The Factory”, “Legally Blonde:The Musical”  and “All My Children”.

 



The Creatives

Paul Chau
 

Paul is a film producer & director and a Tony Nominated Broadway producer. Film: "Life of an Actress The Musical", “Scalp”, “Life of an Actress Documentary”. Broadway: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” starring Daniel Radcliffe, “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” starring Harry Connick Jr.  Paul also has over 20 years of experience in banking and corporate finance. Other involvement in the arts include being a former member of the Lincoln Center Business Council, former Board Member of the Asian American Arts Alliance and teaching seminars and classes at various institutions.



Dan Frishwasser
 

After 6 movies, 3 Tony Awards & over 50 shows worldwide, the most important production remains my family.  A partial list of non-family endeavors include: Movies: “On Coal River”, “Girl Most Likely”, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete”.  Broadway: “Cinderella”, “Clybourne Park” (2012 Tony), “Stickfly”, “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, “Memphis” (2010 Tony), “The Miracle Worker”, “The Norman Conquests” (2009 Tony). Upcoming Movies:” Tadaima”, “Freezing People Is Easy”,” A Reason to Die”. Upcoming Broadway: “Honeymoon In Vegas”, “Chix 6”, “The King’s Speech”.



Richard Speciale
 

Richard Speciale is a Managing Principal of AEQUITAS LLC, a global strategic advisory, asset management and principal investment firm. Ranging from dance to classical music, jazz and theater, Rich has supported numerous performing arts and educational endeavors for more than 30 years.   Among other things, he has produced and sponsored Broadway productions such as “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” [Tony nominated] starring Daniel Radcliffe and “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” starring Harry Connick Jr.  Rich is a trustee of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.



Mark Tocher
 

A veteran of New York independent feature films, Mark is also an International documentary and television producer and show-runner. Mark produced three documentary/lifestyle series for television on location in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines which have aired nationally and worldwide. He has proved equally comfortable and adept with the challenges of shooting in such exotic locations as the jungles of Borneo, the deserts of Gujarat, the sprawling cities of Bombay and Calcutta, a golden Sultan’s palace, a riverboat deep in the wilds of Sarawak and on-board the luxury train, Bangkok-bound, “Eastern and Oriental Express”. Numerous New York production and post-production credits include: “Excuse Me for Living”, “The Golden Ram”, “The Second Best Science Fiction Movie Ever Made”, “Calebs Door”, “Fortunes”, ”Up in Harlem” and “Indian Cowboy”.



Seth Weinstein
 

Seth Weinstein wrote the music for the Off-Broadway musical “How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes” (New World Stages, 2006). He composed “The Chagall Suite” (an eight-movement piano piece based on themes of Marc Chagall’s artworks) and “Conversations” (a musical meeting between Chagall and Elvis Presley), and he has performed those compositions throughout the United States, Germany, and France. Musical-director credits include “Do I Hear a Waltz?” (Arvada Center), “Smokey Joe’s Café” (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), and “Black House” (Zagreb, Croatia). Seth has also toured with “Fosse”, “Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver”, and Ivan Jacobs’s “The Phantom of the Opera” and been active in cabaret, notably the MAC and Bistro Award–winning “Screen Gems: Songs of Old Hollywood” (featuring Sarah Rice, the original Johanna in Sweeney Todd) and “Operation Opera” (baritone Adelmo Guidarelli’s amusing tribute to opera, a participant in the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe). For more info, see sethweinstein.com.



Ben Wolf
 

Four documentaries shot in whole or in part by Ben Wolf were completed and released recently. The 6-hour road movie on all the towns in the US called Amsterdam, "Amsterdam Stories USA" won awards in Portugal, Serbia, and was televised in several European countries. "Deceptive Practice", a film on the magician Ricky Jay, screened throughout the US via distributor Kino Lorber. "Food Chains" premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and "Invitation To Dance" premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Ben's other credits include Arthur Vincie's " Found In Time", Shoja Azari's Venice Biennale entry "The King of Black", "Gold Mountain" (Student Academy Award - Best Cinematography), "Lustre" starring Victor Argo, and "The Young Girl and The Monsoon" starring Terry Kinney and Diane Venora. In addition, Ben teaches Cinematography at Montclair State University and has taught lighting seminars at SVA, Brooklyn College, Wright State University, and SACAC in New Delhi.



Daniel Loewenthal
 

Daniel Loewenthal is a feature film editor who has worked in New York, Los Angeles and on location in many different countries.  He has over 40 feature film and long form documentary credits. Since the 80’s he edited studio films for Paramount, Orion, MGM, Turner Productions and many independent films.  Many of the pictures Mr. Loewenthal edited had major box office and film festival success (Sundance, Palm Springs, Cannes, Tribeca, Berlin and South by Southwest) His credits include "Ice", “The Cutting Edge”, ” Voices in Wartime”, “The Music in You”, “Missing in Action”, Stephen King’s “Silver Bullet”, “Friday the 13th Part IV”, “Cadillac Ranch”, “Red Scorpion” and many others.  An Independent film, “Hard Choices”, edited by Mr. Loewenthal was touted as a “10 best of the year” pick, by major film critics. Presently, Mr. Loewenthal divides his time between teaching film editing at Montclair State and Hofstra Universities, producing and directing documentaries in addition to editing independent films and working on his own video art projects.



Geoff Josselson
 

Geoff is an independent casting director responsible for casting the Broadway production of The “Velocity of Autumn” starring Estelle Parsons, off-Broadway's “Yank!”,” Enter Laughing”, “Southern Comfort”, “Altar Boyz”, “Septimus and Clarissa”, and “Perfect Harmony”. He has cast many productions for Arena Stage, York Theatre Company, Bay Street Theatre, Barrington Stage, Denver Center, North Shore Music Theatre, Kansas City Starlight Theatre, Sharon Playhouse and the New York Musical Theatre Festival.  In addition to his independent casting office, Geoff teaches master classes around the country and is on faculty at CAP21.



Wendy Seyb
 

“The Pee Wee Herman Show” (Broadway/HBO), “Click, Clack, Moo”  (Lortel nomination - Off-Broadway), “The Toxic Avenger Musical” (Lortel, Dora, Callaway nomination - Off-Broadway), “Murder For Two” (Off-Broadway), “How You Look At It” (The Sacramento Ballet), cirque-style show “Onirique” (Director/Choreographer - Big E Award), “Birthday Sax” (Director/Choreographer - Ars Nova), shows with Disney, Cartoon Network, Richard Frankel Productions, Nickelodeon, and SeaWorld. Her Narrative Dance Comedies have won a Golden Nose Award, been seen in short film form, spec commercials, and music videos, and in esteemed NYC venues including Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, and Baryshnikov Arts Center. www.wendyseyb.com



Moira Shaughnessy
 

Film Costume Designer credits include “Old 37”, “444  Last Day on Earth” and “You Belong to Me”. Film & TV Costume and Warerobe Department credits include “The Genesis of Lincoln”, “South Dakota”, “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You”, “Law & Order”, “The Sopranos” and “American Masters”.



Kaet McAnneny
 

Kaet is an accomplished set designer based in NY & LA. Working in film, television and print, her work has been featured here and abroad.  “Blue Ruin”, Kaet's most recent film of note, was awarded a Fipresci Prize and sold while at Cannes this past spring.  It will be released nationwide. Kaet's sets have also graced the pages of Vogue, Town & Country, Elle and Interview Magazine. Outside of her design pursuits, Kaet enjoys running, yoga, writing and spending time with her faithful yorkie, Dashiell Hammett. She currently resides in Brooklyn. 






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