July 13 – 24, 2020
Holly Raye Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Holly received a scholarship to the Boston School of Ballet (Boston Ballet Company) at the age of 14. After placing runner-up in the 1984 Miss Michigan Pageant (Miss America Brand) she headed to NYC to pursue her love of dance and theatre.
Some of her performing highlights include:
Broadway: Swing, Guys and Dolls, and Dream & Nightmares starring Master Illusionist David Copperfield. Holly was featured in five of Mr. Copperfield’s Emmy-winning CBS TV Specials. She was dance captain for the world premiere of Houdini: The Musical at the Segal Center for the Performing Arts in Montreal. She’s been featured in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, The Tony Awards, Cabaret, and Disney Live Productions of Hercules and The Little Mermaid.
Holly has had the honor of performing alongside Liza Minelli, Shirley MacLaine, dance coach to Penelope Cruz and assistant choreographer for the film Vanilla Sky.
Holly has been choreographing and directing for Drama Desk Award-winning company, Camp Broadway® since 2007. Holly was the director and choreographer for the Joci Awards (2015, 2016) at the Empire Theatre in San Antonio, and Before Broadway, a cabaret intensive for young adult pre-professionals at Feinstein’s 54 Below in NYC. She also choreographed performances at Madison Square Garden for kids during the WNBA Liberty basketball games.
Favorite career moments:
Principal dancer in the TV Series FAME and presenting Oprah Winfrey with the Elie Wiesel Humanitarian Award.
Now living in Maplewood, NJ with her son Leo, Holly is the Producing Director for Franklin Elementary School Musicals in Summit, NJ.
Alexandra Carter’s regional theater credits include: Shrek, Annie Get Your Gun, Les Miserables, Once On This Island, Repertory Theater’s 49th Season. Alexandra is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where she received her B.A. in Theater Performance/Musical Theater. Teachers include: Patricia Simon, Christine Riley, Jeff Shade, Ed Kresley. Alexandra has worked as a camp counselor for 4 years teaching everything from soccer to theater to sailing; she was in a production of the musical Rags directed by Barbara Siman-Strouse, and did a workshop of a musical short written by Sara Wordsworth & Russ Kaplan
Isaak Olson is proud to have worked with Camp Broadway for over 8 years now! A California native and proud UC Irvine graduate, Isaak lives and teaches in NYC. Some of his favorite theatrical credits include: Oklahoma!, Les Miserables, Footloose, RENT, and Spring Awakening. “Thank you for your continued support of the arts & live theater!!”
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Social Media: @isaakolson
Chris Lewis is from Atlanta, GA, where he began his journey with Camp Broadway as a camper in 2003! Since 2017, he has been a part of the team as a Featured Player. National/International Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Tinman). Regional: Alliance Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Theater of the Stars (Annie with Sally Struthers), TheatreZone, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Prather Productions, Springer Opera House, and many more! Favorite roles: How to Succeed…Trying (Finch), West Side Story (Tony), Urinetown (Bobby), and Oklahoma! (Curly). Cruise Lines/Theme Park: Lead Vocalist/Performer with Royal Caribbean, Viking Ocean Cruises, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando.
Anna Raful has grown from one of Camp Broadway’s Teaching Artists to the Director/Choreographer for the Shining Stars program in NYC and on the road. Anna was fortunate to bring the Shining Stars program to Beijing in 2019, teaching children the joy of musical theater and the lessons of Dr. Seuss.
She graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theater. As an actor, Anna has toured the country with various shows, as well as performing regionally in the NY State area. Some of her favorite roles include: Nieve Que in SkippyJon Jones: Snow What?, Mazeppa in Gypsy, and Sarraghina in Nine.
Anna’s favorite audience members are her family and especially her 6 nieces and nephews.
Kristin Eley is a music director, teacher, performer, and songwriter from Orlando, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida’s Burnett Honors College with a degree in music education, and taught public school music for three years before moving to the Big Apple to pursue performance and directing. She most recently music directed the United Nations International School junior production of Singin’ In the Rain, and is also on staff with the New York Pops Teaching Program. Other credits include Honeydipped Apocalypse Girls (Kraine Theater), Aristocats, Punslingers: A Wordplay Musical (co-composer), Cinderella, Dumpster Cats, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Monteverdi’s 1610 Verpers (featured soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic). Kristin is a proud founding member of the all-female choral group, Helena Collective.
Nissa Kahle has served as Music Director for Camp Broadway in a range of programs from Shining Stars to The Next Step. She has also worked as Vocal Coach for nominees of musical theater awards events for high school students including the Roger Rees Awards in New York City and the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards). Tour credits include Chicago (US & Tokyo). Broadway credits include Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812. Other credits include: The Big Apple Circus, New York Children’s Theater and Out of the Box Theatrics.
Nissa holds a MM from Texas State University and completed training as conductor in the Conductor’s Institute at bard College. Awards and recognitions include Classical Arts Development Foundation Fellowship and Texas State University Piano Achievement Award.
Originally from Indianapolis, Julianne currently works in NYC as a professional Music Director and Pianist. Recent credits include: American Morning at Prospect Theater Company, Man of La Mancha at the John W. Engeman Theater; A Christmas Carol at Westchester Broadway Theater, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Argyle Theater; Matilda and Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Alpine Theater Project; Junie B. Jones with TheatreworksUSA. Much love to Meg! www.juliannemerrill.com
J. Navarro is on faculty at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in the Department of Drama’s New Studio on Broadway, where he has Music Directed Company, James Joyce’s The Dead, The Seven, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, and The Who’s Tommy. He was Music Director on the acclaimed Adding MachineOff-Broadway (Lortel, Obie, Outer Critics Circle Awards), received a Best Orchestrations Nomination for his work on This One Girl’s Story(NYMF 2011), launched Barrio Grrrl!at the Kennedy Center (Helen Hayes Nomination), helmed We The People (Lortel Nomination) and 2 additional National Tours for Theatreworks USA, and has been a Guest Artist at CAP21, Columbia University, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and the Stella Adler School. J. has served in many Music Departments on Broadway, including The Apple Tree (starring Kristen Chenoweth), Curtains (starring David Hyde Pierce), The House of Blue Leaves (Piano Coach to Ben Stiller), the current Broadway hit Kinky Boots, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, Spelling Bee, and many more. He has also conducted shows across the country, including Barrington Stage Company, Hangar Theatre, Two River Theater, TheatreWorks – Palo Alto, and Westport Country Playhouse. J. is a Jonathan Larson Award winning composer/lyricist.
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William Berloni (Animal Director and Trainer) 2011 Tony® Honoree for Excellence in Theatre; 1977 and 2013 Outer Critics Awards and 2017 Drama League Award for Unique Contribution to the Theater.
BROADWAY: Annie (1977) to The Ferryman (2018) with 25 Broadway shows in between. Animal Director for the new musical Because of Winn Dixie. Credits include hundreds of off-Broadway, regional, national tours, television shows and movies.
Animal Director of the new musical Because of Winn Dixie. Author of BROADWAY TAILS.
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Jenna Gavigan is the author of the middle-grade novel, Lulu the Broadway Mouse. A professional actress for more than half her life, she’s appeared on Broadway, on a gaggle of television shows, in a handful of movies, and on stages east and west. A fourth-generation New Yorker, Jenna graduated with a BA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she focused on fiction, television, and screenwriting. Like Lulu, Jenna made her Broadway debut at the Shubert Theatre. (Though, sadly, she doesn’t live there.) Visit her at iamjennagavigan.com and on Twitter and Instagram @Jenna_Gavigan
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Jake Ryan Flynn
Jake Ryan Flynn made his Broadway Debut at 10 years old playing Charlie Bucket in Charlie in the Chocolate Factory. Currently, Jake plays Christopher Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical. Regional credits include: A Christmas Carol, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins (IRNE Award), Singin’ in the Rain, Mame, Peter Pan (IRNE Award) TV: John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch on Netflix. Broad Squad (ABC Pilot).