National Tour: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind (Swallow). New York: Songs for a New World (American Theatre of Actors), Clara’s Christmas Dreams (Theatre at St. Clement’s), Spring Awakening (NYU Tisch Mainstage), Hello Again (CAP21), The Sparrow (NY premiere), Urinetown (Tisch). Readings: Call Me By Your Name (dir. Guy Stroman), Fire! (New Dramatists), Eleanor: An American Love Story (dir. Sam Scalamoni). Film: Aberrant (Stonestreet Studios), Another Day Gone By (dir. Daniel Angeles). Upcoming Web Series: “The Fantastic Adventures of Foolish Gentlemen”. Commercial: Liz Claiborne PSA. Justine is the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of True North Theatre Lab and an Acting teacher at The Arts Effect. BFA NYU Tisch CAP 21. Thanks to Craig Holzberg and Cindi Rush. Proud member AEA. justinemagnusson.com
Greg Horton is delighted to return to Searching for Romeo, having performed in the developmental reading at NYMF in 2013. He most recently played Voltaire/Pangloss in Theater 2020’s production of Candide. He is a 2 time winner of the NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role for Ko-Ko in The Singapore Mikado, Theater 1010, (2006) and Mr. Carney in A Man of No Importance, Gallery Players (2012). As always, for Roxann.
Josh Tolle is thrilled to be back with Searching For Romeo after participating in its original NYMF reading a year ago! Off-Broadway credits include Andrew in The Twelve at Pershing Square Signature Theater. Josh was recently seen as Gabe in Next to Normal at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre. Proud graduate of CCM and member of Actors’ Equity.
Sam Tedaldi is excited to return to NYMF. She was most recently seen in Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, dir. Lonny Price). Most passionate about working on new musicals she has been seen in workshops of Mrs. Sharp (Playwrights Horizons, dir. Michael Greif), The Blonde Streak (dir. Jack Cummings III), and The Nutty Professor (dir. Jerry Lewis). NYMF: Swiss Family Robinson and Fantasy Football. A proud member of AEA and an NYU Tisch (CAP21) graduate.
Leah Jennings is thrilled to be part of the 2014 New York Music Theatre Festival! New York: Parade (Mrs. Phagan) with Gallery Players and The Amanda McBroom Project at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Regional: Carousel (Carrie), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), A Little Night Music with WPPAC, Sound of Music at North Shore Music Theatre, and La Cage Aux Folles at Theatre by the Sea. Special thanks to the Searching For Romeo creative team, Cindi Rush, EMG, Eddie & Take 3 Talent. Love to my husband Stephen. www.leahjennings.com
New York credits: Bill Fordham (August: Osage County) White Plains Performing Arts Center; Sam Wainwright (A Wonderful Life), Saunders u/s (Lend Me A Tenor) John W. Engeman Theater; Pennington (Menny + Mila/Lucille Lortel Theater); Tom (Honor & Family) Bessie Schonberg Theater, WVMTF 2012 Winner; Roy Featherstone (The Great Pretender– AEA staged reading w/Hugh Panaro); Mr. Ice (Bar Code staged reading, James Rado, dir.). Regional theatre: Father (Ragtime–w/Kevyn Morrow), Baldy O’Shea (A Man of No Importance); Alonzo Smith (Meet Me In St. Louis). Film & TV: Career Day (independent film); IFC Onion News Network Human Marching Trench, Travel Channel Great Mysteries: The Louvre; Commercial: Bloomberg Financial, Optimum. Music Video: It’s A Lie (Fiction Plane). With love to William Shakespeare– also born on April 23rd.
NATALIE NEWMAN (Lady Avare) – International/National Tour: Zorro The Musical (Inez), Grease (Rizzo/ChaCha). Off-Broadway: Strike Up The Band (Joan), The Happy Embalmer (Angelina Jolie, et. al.), Up In Central Park (Rosie). Select Regional: Spitfire Grill (Percy), Into The Woods (Cinderella), Chicago (Roxie) – NH Theater Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, How To Succeed… (Rosemary). Recent Film/TV: Alive and Well, Finish Her, A Sixth For Sundays, illy. BFA – Elon University. www.natalienewman.net
NYC: World Premieres of Yvette (Maximus) at The Signature, Forest for the Trees (Boris) at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Job (Job) and These Seven Sicknesses (Agamemnon) both at The Flea, among countless other productions. BA in Theatre from James Madison University, and will be attending the University of California San Diego this fall in the school’s MFA acting program.
Angelo McDonough is a recent graduate of the Marymount Manhattan College musical theater program and is so excited to be making his NYMF debut! He was most recently seen in a reading of the new Bobby Cronin& Terry Berliner musical “Alone in the U.S.” at Marymount! Other MMC credits include: “Legally Blonde,” “Triumph of Love,” & “All Shook Up!” Angelo has also performed at The York Theatre in multiple workshops directed by Pat Birch & Michael Montel, as well as the NEO 10 concert. He would like to give a huge thank you to David Sisco & Laura Josepher for this wonderful opportunity! Visit angelomcdonough.com for more information!
Angela Travino was last seen in Making Books Sing’s Dear Albert Einstein. She also had the pleasure of working with Leigh Silverman this summer on a new musical called Clouds are Pillows for the Moon. Other projects include forming a new company in her native San Francisco, Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO) with two lifelong friends. Angela received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.
Justin Randolph-Favorite NYC credits include Company (Bobby) w/Sandbox Theatre, Dragula (Dragula) w/Chain Theatre, A Christmas Carol (Topper) at The Barrow Group Theatre, Assassins (David Herold) w/Fifth Floor Theatre, & Invader? I Hardly Know Her (Botsworth) at Fringe Festival 2011. Recent regional credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) at CNR, Sunday in the Park With George (Louis/Billy) at Short North Stage, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (The Beast) at CPS, and Bitter Sweet (Hugh & Tranisch)at Bard Summerscape Festival. Justin was a three year member of the critically acclaimed vocal ensemble, Choral Chameleon. Film & Television includes: Hiding The Pain of Others (Jerry) (2010 London Short Film Festival Finalist), Death Takes You (Lark), Back To You (Dan), & 30 Rock. www.justinrandolph.com
Thrilled to be a part of NYMF this Summer! Recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College. Favorite credits include Triumph of Love (Hermocrates), Footloose (Reverend Shaw), and Legally Blonde (Professor Callahan). Thanks to the production team, my amazing friends (three of which I get to perform in this very show with!), and my wonderful family, especially my beautiful Mother Susan. For David Robert Dalton, who always pushed me to pursue my dreams.
Alison Alampi is beyond excited to have the opportunity to be performing in Searching for Romeo! She recently finished teaching kids how to eat healthy as Mama Bear in the Off Broadway production of The Berenstain Bears Live! At her alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College, she wooed a handsome prince as Leonide in Triumph of Love. Thrilled to be sharing the stage with so many friends. Much love to Mom, Mike, Emily, Brandon and Anthony. Without your love and support I wouldn’t be here!
Melissa just graduated Marymount Manhattan College where she received a BA in theater performance and a minor in musical theatre and is ecstatic to be working on this project fresh out of college! Most recently, Melissa could be seen at Marymount in Footloose (Ariel), Legally Blonde (Serena), Triumph of Love (Corine), and Bobby Cronin and Terry Berliner’s new musical, Alone in the U.S. (Dakota). She was also previously in The Quiet Clock at Stage 72 earlier this year. Melissa was in Surflight Theatre’s Summer 2012 season where she could be seen as Angie in Once Upon a Time in New Jersey among other shows. Thank you to Mom and Dad for the constant love and support.