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 Bound – www.joshgrisetti.com), Jesse Swimm (School of Rock, jesseswimm.com), and Robin Levine (Mamma Mia, Mad Libs Live – www.robin-levine.com)
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)
Kristin 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.
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
Lisa 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.
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.
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
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.
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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 Center. He 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.