DIETER BIERBRAUER. NYC credits: Power Balladz is the first. Regional: Power Balladz, Figaro, Don Juan Giovanni, The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, As You Like It, Carmen, Pirates of Penzance, Floyd Collins, West Side Story, and Oklahoma!. Thanks to all who helped me get here. Now light your lighters and get ready to sing your guts out. Time for some Power Balladz!
SCOTT RICHARD FOSTER. NYC credits include: Brooklyn, Sessions, Magnetic North. Regional: Love Perfect Change, JC Superstar, and Othello. Commercials: Heineken, DiGiorno, ESPN and more tasty products. Check this out: www.scottrichardfoster.com. 1st record owned: "Cum On Feel the Noise". Favorite cassette: VH 1984. 1st concert: Survivor. Best Band: Aerosmith! Love to my family...you're all motorin!
MARY MOSSBERG is happy to be rockin’ it in Power Balladz! Some credits: Next to Normal, Wonderland: Alice’s New Musical Adventure, Mamma Mia!, The Baker’s Wife, Miss Saigon, The Will Rogers Follies, Children of Eden, Nunsense and Chess. Big love to, Maggie Maes, Kimberly Vaughn and Nicholas Keslake. Proud member of AEA.
MELANIE KANN (Understudy) thinks this is undoubtedly one of the coolest projects she's ever been involved in! Other cool things she's done include a few tours, a bunch of regional theatre, and a whole slew of readings & concerts in NYC. Melanie's not quite cool enough to have a website yet, but she's getting there. Big Love to J-Lo, Jim, and of course, Bon Jovi.
PETER JAMES ZIELINSKI (Understudy). National Tour: Scrooge with Richard Chamberlain. Regional: The Full Monty (Jerry), AIDA (Radames), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka), and HAIR (Berger). Film/Television: The Zoo Project, Law & Order: SVU. For more info: www.peterzielinski.com
BRUCE JOHNSON (Producer) is excited to be working with this superbly creative team. A few recent shows he has supported include Passing Strange, Hair (West End run), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Masked. His creative work is varied including inventing, commercials and film production.
MIKE TODARO (Producer/Creator/Director) has been a writer, producer, and performer on stages all over the world including Royal Albert Hall, The Tokyo Forum, The 5th Avenue Playhouse, The Guthrie Theater and The Ahmanson Theater. Writing and production credits include Warm Cookies, Cold Milk, Songs of Rapture, Sounds of Bliss, Love in the Modern Age and Cowards Women. Directing Credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Aida, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Of Mice and Men, Dracula, Raised In Captivity and Godspell. Mike is currently one of the producing partners of The Producing House, a commercial theater company based in Minneapolis. Thanks to Julie Mayo for her continued support of this and all of our endeavors.
DAN NYCKLEMOE (Producer/Creator/Video Designer) began his work in theater while managing and booking The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis, MN. During Dan's tenure at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, the theater presented over 400 national and local theater shows and hundreds of live music performances. Dan's work established the BLB as a permanent fringe theater and an incubator for many successful artists and companies who are still working locally and nationally today. Dan has acted in over 30 shows, designed sound, sets, lights and always made sure he had time to play live music. Dan is currently one of the producing partners of The Producing House, a commercial theater company based in Minneapolis. Thanks to Julie Mayo for her continued support for this and all of our endeavors.
PETER ROTHSTEIN (Creator) works extensively as a director of theater, musical theater, opera and new work development. He is the Founding Artistic Director of Theater Latté Da, a Twin Cities-based company dedicated to new musical theater. Directing highlights include La Bohème, Old Wicked Songs and the world premiere of Passage of Dreams for Theater Latté Da, M. Butterfly and Private Lives for the Guthrie Theater, and the world premiere of Disney’s High School Musical for the Children’s Theater Company. He is the creator of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, which premiered in a live broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and has subsequently been broadcast around the globe. Peter-Rothstein.com
BRADLEY CLEMENTS (Lighting Design) is intoxicated from the awesomeness of working on this show and who better to share all that delicious intoxication with than the most awesome production team ever. No really, these people rock! Bradley's recent credits include Assistant Lighting Designer to Thomas Hase for Company (Broadway), Lighting Designer for BASH'd (Off-Broadway), Sisters of Swing at the Surflight Theatre, Miracle on 34th St. at the John W. Engeman Theatre, The Hole at the Theatre of St. Clements, "Karaoke Idol" a New World Stages event, and for the newest rehearsal space in NYC, Simple Studios. He is a guest lighting designer and instructor for Nyack High School, The Pelham Children's Theatre, and the Virginia Governors School for the Arts. For more about Bradley or about Clements Lighting Design please visit www.sculptingshadows.com. This one's for Sarah. You're the best!
HILARY NOXON (Set Design) Scenic Design: Limonade Tous le Jour – Cell Theater NYC, Street Lights – NYMF 2009, Dershowiitz Protocol and War Uncensored – Michael Weller Theatre NYC, The Smell of the Kill – Naples Playhouse, She Loves Me and Pericles – AZ Repertory Theatre. Associate Scenic Design: In the Heights – Nat’l Tour, Vanities – 2nd Stage and Pasadena Playhouse, Minksy’s – Ahmanson Theatre, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers – Papermill Playhouse. Asst. Scenic Design: All About Me, In the Heights, Golda’s Balcony, Crimes of the Heart, Speech & Debate, Curtains, and High Fidelity.
ALEX RITTER (Sound Design) is excited to merge his love for rock and roll and theater in this production of Power Balladz. Selected credits include – Broadway: Ragtime Assistant Designer (Drama Desk Award); Regional: Bernstein’s MASS; Rock n’Roll: Joe Bonamassa, Hootie and the Blowfish. Alex holds a B.F.A. in Sound Design from UNCSA.
ABBI STERN (Costume Design) is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School. Abbi currently works as a stylist and designs jewelry for her own line collection, Brooklyn Heavy Metal. Recent wardrobe and costume design credits include Too Little Too Late, The Boys Upstairs, The Diary of a Dancer and The Awesome 80’s Prom.
JASON LOFFREDO (Music Supervisor) is so amped up for Power Balladz!! When he’s not chillin’ with this righteous posse, he can be seen at some Broadway, and off-Broadway jams. He’d like to thank his bombdigity band, his boss cast, and his wife Melanie who’s just so slamin’!! www.jasonloffredo.com - check it dude.
JERAMIAH PEAY (Production Stage Manager) Off Broadway: Zero Hour (James William Productions), My First Time (Davenport Theatrical), The Castle (David Rothenberg). ASM: Flamingo Court (Carolyn Rossi Copeland). Regional: The Big Voice: God or Merman, Christmas Post, The Crumple Zone, The Who's Tommy, Guys and Dolls. Graduate: University of Southern California School of Theater BA, The New School for Drama MFA.
BRAD RESNICK (Assistant Stage Manager) Regional: The Toxic Avenger, Sunshine Boys (w/Jack Klugman), Roger Is Dead (w/Marlo Thomas & Elaine May), Oscar...Pink Lady (w/Rosemary Harris), Sweet Bird of Youth (Williamstown). He was an instrumental part of developing and producing the sports musical, Chuckleball, which has played Off-Broadway and in multiple cities around the country. Brad holds a BFA in Photography from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
KAREN DRYER (Music Director) is a singer/songwriter who has performed on three Broadway National Tours as associate conductor - Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Currently, she works as a freelance musician as well as working as a vocal coach for Liz Caplan Vocal Studios. Check out www.karendryer.com
ADAM CALDWELL, CSA (Casting) has worked in Cindy Tolan's casting office on the following projects: Broadway/Tours: A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, Avenue Q, & Xanadu. Also shows at Bay Street Theatre, the Vineyard Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center & Lincoln Center workshops. Television: HBO pilots, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords. Film: It's Kind of a Funny Story, Letters to Juliet, Blue Valentine, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Shantaram, Starting Out in the Evening, & Death of a President. Commercials include Wes Anderson's AT&T series. Spent 2 years as the resident Theatre Arts high school teacher at Felix Varela's Performing Arts Academy in Miami. Assisted Mark S. Hoebee at Papermill Playhouse and taught two years at its summer conservatory.
DAVENPORT THEATRICAL ENTERPRISES (General Management) is an independent theatrical production, development and consulting company based in New York City founded in 2002 by Ken Davenport. Producing credits include the Broadway productions of Oleanna, Blithe Spirit, 13, Speed-the-Plow, and Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America; as well as the Off-Broadway productions of Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom and My First Time. Future projects include the Broadway revival of Godspell and A Few Good Men and a new Off-Broadway show of Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage. DTE also operates the theatrical social networking website BroadwaySpace.com. To learn more about DTE, read Ken’s blog TheProducersPerspective.com or visit DavenportTheatrical.com
MICHAEL SKIPPER (Associate Producer) received a Tony Award for In The Heights and Tony nominations for The Crucible w/Liam Neeson. Other B’Way credits include The Civil War, Play On and Damn Yankees. Drama Desk Awards: Best Musical for Bat Boy and Best Ensemble of a Play for Cobb (co-produced with Kevin Spacey). Other Off-B’way credits include Shockheaded Peter and Vagina Monologues. www.Gramily.com
POWER BALLADZ BAND
Karen Dryer – Keyboard / Conductor
Jason Bozzi – Guitar
Sean Driscoll – Guitar
Mark Vanderpoel – Bass
Brad Carbone - Drums