We have an incredible lineup of Guest Artists  for our DMR in NYC Adventure! In addition to the artists below, we are also excited to welcome Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Prince of Broadway, Broadway Boundwww.joshgrisetti.com), Jesse Swimm (School of Rockjesseswimm.com),  and Robin Levine (Mamma Mia, Mad Libs Live – www.robin-levine.com)

 

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Erin Davie, DMR in NYC Guest Artist

Erin Davie
Broadway: Violet Hilton in Sideshow, La Jolla Playhouse and The Kennedy Center (Helen Hayes nomination), Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut), Niki Harris in Curtains. Off-Broadway: The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Applause (Eve Harrington; Encores). Tours: Swing!, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Guys and Dolls. Regional: A Time to Kill at Arena Stage, Sunday in the Park with George at the St. Louis Rep, Carousel at Goodspeed, 90 Years of MUNY Magic, Camelot, The Apple Tree, Jekyll & Hyde, The Student Prince. She can be heard on Cast albums: Sideshow Original Broadway Cast 2014, Grey Gardens, A Little Night Music revival, The Glorious Ones. TV:  Orange is the New Black, Law & Order, The Good Wife. Film: King Jack (Tribecca)

Carbone_Kristin_237ret-FPKristin Carbone Just finished a run with the Broadway Company of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, where she understudied both Marie (The Fairy Godmother) and Madame (the Stepmother.) Other Broadway: Mary Poppins (Katie Nanna, Mrs. Banks u/s, Bird Woman u/s), Fiddler on the Roof (’04 revival – Tzeitel u/s), Into The Woods (’02 revival – Milky White, Stepsisters, Stepmother u/s).  1st National Tours: Hal Prince’s Show Boat (Magnolia), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Principal Vocalist in An Evening with Michael Crawford in Concert. Favorite regional shows/roles: Phantom (Christine) at Walnut St. Theatre, Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli/Kate), 1776 (Abigail Adams), The Music Man (Marian), Carousel (Julie), She Loves Me (Amalia), Dear World (Nina), Passion (Clara), and The Fantasticks (Luisa).  Kristin is married to actor Michael St. John.

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Antoinette DiPietropolo, DMR in NYC Guest Artist

Antoinette DiPietropolo is excited to see such talent today. She has been a dancer, singer, director, choreographer and teacher for over 17 years and you can see her most recent work at Lincoln Center at the Big Apple Circus. She is currently the Associate Director/Associate Choreographer for the National Tour of Annie. Director/Choregrapher of the National Tour of VeggieTales. At the Engeman Theater in Long Island she has choreographed Producers, Evita, Music Man, A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th St., South Pacific, Hairspray and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with great accolades from the New York Times. She is the choreographer for the ongoing bus tour The Ride in New York City, and director and choreographer for Annie in Tarrytown. For the show Nunsense as director and choreographer she has been privileged to stage this two times at Flat Rock and Engeman. Her choreography was seen in the Off Broadway show With Glee and named New York Times Critic Pick BEST STAGING OF A BIG NUMBER IN A PUNY SPACE. She was the Choreographer for Annie at the Muny in St. Louis, the largest outdoor theater in America, starring Tony award winner Beth Leavel and John Shuck. Antoinette was an actor and dance captain on the Broadway National Tour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas where she also served as the re-staging choreographer and associate director. She also performed in the Broadway National Tour of Annie where she also served as the dance captain. Other highlights of her choreography credits include Candide featuring Broadway stars Rita Moreno, George Hearn, Marin Mazzie, and Jason Danieley; Ragtime at the North Carolina Theatre (Won Best Choreography at Triangle awards) as well as directing and choreographing Ragtime in Dallas with multiple nominations and awards. Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Annie at Fort Salem Theatre she served as director and choreographer. Upcoming projects include choreographing Memphis at the Engeman theater and choreographer for the National Tour of Fame. You can follow her on twitter @Antoinettedip or go to her website www.antoinettedipietropolo.com

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Elizabeth Earley
Elizabeth is currently performing as an original cast member in Broadway’s Something Rotten. National Tours: 1st and 2nd National Tours of Broadway’s Mary Poppins (Dance Captain/Swing/Mrs. Banks cover), Whistle Down the Wind (Dance Captain/ Swing). Regional Credits include: Mary Poppins as Mary Poppins (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Ragtime (The Kennedy Center), A Chorus Line as “Cassie” (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as “Dorothy” (Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival), Evita (Sacramento Music Circus), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as “Silly Girl” (Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Casino). She has been seen performing on cruiseships, theme parks, many summer stock theaters across the USA, “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade” and “The 2015 Tony Awards.” Elizabeth has a BFA from NYU having attended CAP21, The Experimental Theatre Wing and The Classical Studio. Elizabeth is a passionate teacher and eternal student and has founded Project Oak Dance where she teaches dance privately to performers of all backgrounds making dance technique accessible to all. www.elizabethearley.com
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Mark Hartman, DMR in NYC Guest Artist
 Mark Hartman (Music Director) B’way: Sondheim On Sondheim, Avenue Q. Off-B’way/Regional: Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse, 5th Avenue), Pageant (Davenport Theater), Stars Of David (DR2), Silence! The Musical (Elektra, PS122, Theater 80), Working (Broadway in Chicago, Old Globe, Asolo Rep), A Christmas Carol (North Shore – IRNE Award Nom), Grey Gardens (Cape Playhouse), Pippin (Goodspeed, Nat’l Tour), Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life (Old Globe), The Fantasticks (Sullivan St. and Orbach Theaters), Avenue Q (Vineyard and New World Stages). Irish Rep: A Child’s Christmas In Wales (John Cullum), Ernest In Love, Take Me Along, After The Ball (dir. Tony Walton), Finian’s Rainbow(also Westport). Concerts: Camelot (Jeremy Irons), Brigadoon (Danieley, Errico), Rags (20th Anniversary), Pippin (Ben Vereen), Children of Eden (NYC premiere). Cast recordings: Pageant, Silence! The Musical, Sondheim On Sondheim, Dear Edwina, After The Ball, Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep), Avenue Q, NEO, Watch Your Step!, That’s The Ticket!, Look Ma I’m Dancin’. Mark was most recently the Arranger and Music Supervisor of “Magic To Do”, a new Stephen Schwartz revue with magic developed with and directed by Gabriel Barre for Princess Cruises. He is the recipient of two MAC Awards and the Backstage Bistro Award for Music Direction.

lisa-2134-2Lisa Howard was recently seen on Broadway starring as Jenny Steinberg in the new musical comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU directed by David Hyde Pierce. Other Broadway roles include Diva 1 in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESSERT, Missy Hart in the new musical 9 TO 5, Head Nurse in Lincoln Center’s revival of SOUTH PACIFIC and  Rona Lisa Peretti in the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, for which she won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. She toured the US in the national company of LES MISERABLES, where she played many performances as “Madame Thenardier”. She has played leading roles regionally at St. Louis MUNY, Olney Theater Center, Human Race Theater, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Kansas City Starlight. Lisa made her feature film debut as Siobahn in theTwilight Saga, BREAKING DAWN part 2.  Her debut solo CD, “Songs of Innocence and Experience” is available on itunes. Lisa is a graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. www.lisahowardnyc.com.

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Karie Koppel
Casts in all genres of the entertainment field, including film, television, commercials, and theatre.  As an assistant at Calleri Casting she worked on projects for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Classic Stage Company, and the Barry Manilow musical
Harmony.  Karie is currently Casting Associate at Elissa Myers Casting.  Clients include Denver Center Theatre, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Northern Stage, and Alabama Shakespeare festival.  Other recent projects include several PBS films, industrials, and independent films.  Chicago credits include work on commercials, “Shameless,” “Chicago Fire,” Motherhood: The Musical for GFour Productions and Romeo and Juliet for The Arc Theatre Company.  New York credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Diary of Anne Frank, Guys and Dolls, Peter and The Wolf, Climb The Smallest Mountain, “The Empath,” “Friends, First and Foremost,” “House of Usher,” and “The Visit.”  Karie also works as a private acting coach.      

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Lulu Lloyd, DMR in NYC Guest Artist

San Diego native Lulu Lloyd is currently performing at the Winter Garden in School of Rock on Broadway. Last Fall, Lulu was delighted to be a part of the World Premiere of Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. She has appeared Off-Broadway in School of Rock (Gramercy) God’s Country at both The York Theatre Company and at Signature Theatre Company (NYMF 2013), Mother Jones and the Children’s Crusade at The Pearl Theatre Company (NYMF 2014) and NY reading of Pure Country at Playwright’s Horizons. Some of her regional credits include Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (LA Ovation Nomination), Judy in 9 to 5, Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Lizzie in Baby, The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and Louise Seger in Always…Patsy Cline.(Broadway World Critics Pick) TV: A Crime to Remember, Discovery Channel. www.lululloyd.com @lululloyd

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Kristoffer Lowe, DMR in NYC Guest Artist

KRISTOFFER LOWE, an Alabama native, has made NYC home for the last 17 years. Recently concluding a primetime engagement at The Metropolitan Room, Kristoffer’s solo show using the music of Harry Warren, YOU’RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME received glowing reviews.  An award winning vocalist in the cabaret world in NYC, he is the recipient of a 2015 Bistro Award and a 2015 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award for his critically lauded show: WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO SHINE. He is the 2014 MetroStar Winner in the MetroStar Talent Challenge. He has sung at the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall and historic Town Hall, receiving the 2015 Julie Wilson Award for excellence in cabaret. Theatrical credits include: National and Canadian tour: Vallon in SHOWBOAT; NYC credits: CHESS: THE CONCERT with Josh Groban; BABES IN TOYLAND at Avery Fisher Hall. Favorite regional credits include: Padre in MAN OF LA MANCHA (Human Race Theatre), Nanki-Poo in THE MIKADO (River Rep. Theatre); Reuben in JOSEPH (Media Theatre); Lord Savage in JEKYLL AND HYDE (Trump Plaza, Atlantic City).  For six months, Kristoffer sailed the high seas as lead singer aboard Holland America’s luxury liner, The Veendam.   He regularly performs with and serves on the advisory board for Vocal Ease, a non-profit volunteer organization that presents hour long concerts of jazz standards and the American Songbook to NYC’s elderly in nursing homes, retirement communities, hospitals and drop-in centers. A classically trained tenor, he is a state winner in the 1998 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and earned the Best Diction Award in the Regional Auditions that same year.  B.A. Birmingham Southern College.   

Jason M_030 (retouched by Tim)-2JASON MARQUETTE graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Performance credits include the original cast of the 1st National Tour of the revival of 42nd Street, The Musical, theme parks and regional theaters all across the country. In 2008 he mounted his self-produced NYC production The Next Step. His choreography has also been seen in the SUNY New Paltz Production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, Wittenberg University’s Fall Dance Concert, Working Mother Media’s annual NYC Worklife Congress Gala as well as music videos, corporate events and various showcases in New York and around the world. He is the owner/operator of Marquette Productions – The Dancer’s Music Source (www.marquetteproductions.com) and Managing Director of MPower Dance Workshops – Master Classes and Workshops that Mpassion, Mpower and Motivate (www.mpowerdance.com). Mr. Marquette is also on the judging faculty with Spotlight Dance Cup and the All American Talent Awards. He has been teaching for over 20 years in cities all across the country as well as internationally in Helsinki, Finland; Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guatemala City as well as multiple cities in Alberta, Canada. He has taught at the DanceTeacherWeb Live Conference and Expo in Las Vegas for 4 years and appears on their website offering tutorials in the Tap category. In 2014, Jason taught at the first annual SoFlo Tap Festival in Lake Worth, FL. Jason was also on faculty at various studios in New York City including New Dance Group, The Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center for 6 years teaching Tap and Theater Dance. He is currently on faculty teaching tap at the New York Film Academy, Battery Park Campus.

“Make your own destiny. Fate is determined by determination.” – Jason Marquette

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Matthew Steffens, DMR in NYC Guest Artist

MATTHEW STEFFENS Broadway: Doctor Zhivago (Associate Choreographer); Promises, Promises; Women on the Verge…;  Off-Broadway: Matthew served as Associate Choreographer on the immersive hit Queen of the Night and recently served as Resident Director during its Drama Desk Award win for Unique Theatrical Experience. Broadway Tours: CONTACT, 50th Anniversary West Side Story, Beauty & the Beast.  He has danced, fought and flown through 12 operas at the Metropolitan Opera including Damnation of Faust, Il Trovatore & The Tempest as well as Julie Taymor’s Grendel at Lincoln CenterHe can be seen in the upcoming Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci  at the Met this winter.  Regionally he has choreographed and associate directed Hairspray, Guys & Dolls, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and continues to be a dance educator both nationally and internationally. Film/TV: The Last Five Years, Across the Universe, Smash, Pan Am, Black Box, Oprah Winfrey Show, The Kennedy Center Honors.  He will be directing and choreographing this summer’s production at PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY.