For 30 years, Susan E. Lee has been an innovator and an industry leader working with many theatrical producing companies and non-profit arts organizations. She introduced Camp Broadway LLC in 1995 and has since managed the brand, business and program development. In addition to her role as founder and managing member of the company, she is the Chief Marketing Officer for The Nederlander Producing Company of America, where she oversees new business partnerships and marketing. Since joining the company she successfully developed and launched Audience Rewards, now the official loyalty program for Broadway; The National High School Musical Theatre Awards aka The Jimmy’s Awards, named in honor of James M. Nederlander; and InTheatre Network, which is now operating across all Broadway theatres. Prior to joining The Nederlander Organization, Susan oversaw the development of new business strategies and marketing services for Serino Coyne, Inc., the largest full-service agency in the live entertainment industry. Under her leadership, the agency expanded services to include Internet marketing, sponsorship sales, media promotions and cultural tourism.
Susan has also represented a portfolio of theatrical properties for sponsorship and product placement. She developed and implemented the marketing partnership between Visa and the Tony® Award-winning musical Movin’ Out on Broadway. Following a successful partnership in New York, Visa became the title sponsor of the national tour of Movin’ Out, which was supported by the largest integrated marketing campaign in theatrical history. While at Serino Coyne, Susan also launched Tuesday’s at 7 and Season of Savings, Broadways largest industry-wide cooperative consumer outreach initiative, which has generated over 50 million dollars in ticket sales since 2000.
Working in partnership with Sound Associates, Susan also successfully introduced ShowTrans® on Broadway in 1996. ShowTrans is an assistive technology that provides multi-lingual audio commentary for non-English speaking audiences. ShowTrans is operating at The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Mamma Mia and others. Susan helped introduce sponsorship marketing to Broadway during her tenure as Director of Marketing at The League of American Theatres and Producers, where she launched Broadway on Broadway, The Broadway Line and, most notably, Celebrate Broadway: The 100th Anniversary of Broadway in Times Square. Prior to joining The League, Susan was the national press representative for YulBrynner’s Farewell Tour of The King and I, Arsenic and Old Lace starring Jean Stapleton, and Macbeth starring Glenda Jackson and Christopher Plummer. She is a member of The Association of Press Agents and Managers.
Melissa Caolo is currently Managing Director for Camp Broadway, LLC based in New York City. Camp Broadway is currently celebrating 20 years as Broadway’s original destination for theater-loving kids, offering signature musical theater and special event programming in New York City and 13 partner cities throughout the United States, as well as collaborations with international partners in Honduras, Portugal and Korea. She oversees all administrative and creative staff as well as manages and implements operations for programming and events in all locations.
Melissa’s work in colleges and universities includes her current position as Industry Coordinator at The New York Institute of Technology’s master’s degree program, Leadership in Arts and Entertainment, where she contributes to curriculum, connecting students to the leaders in theater, dance and music in New York City. For six years she served as Technical Director for the Dance Department at Sarah Lawrence College where she taught stage management to under-graduate and graduate students. In her fifth year of service she was given a citation from the president’s office for special contribution to the dance department. She has also been invited to be a guest speaker at Yale University and Columbia University addressing stage management students.
Melissa served as Production Manager for Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment where she oversaw the company’s booking and presentation of Broadway shows throughout China, including the 10-city tour of AIDA (2008), FAME: The Musical (2009) and LUMA (2009). She led the development of the inaugural session of the Cultural Trade and Industry Exchange Program; a training session for Chinese arts managers and cultural government officials in the best practices of commercial theater in the United States.
Melissa toured extensively in the United States and throughout the world as a Stage Manager and Production Manager for several major American dance companies including New York City Ballet, The School of American Ballet, the Trisha Brown Dance Company, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance, Baryshnikov Productions, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Boston Ballet, among others. Theater credits include Lincoln Center Institute, Lincoln Center Festival and North Shore Music Theater.
Additionally, she served as General Manager for the Martha Graham Dance Company, Booking Manager for Pentacle, Danceworks Inc. (an arts service organization), Managing Producer for Shen Wei Dance Arts as well as Production Consultant for Morphoses: The Wheeldon Company.
Melissa is a proud alumni of Emerson College, Boston, MA graduating with a BFA in Production Management.
Jenine Stephens is the Business Manager for Camp Broadway, LLC where she oversees the day-to-day operations and ensures that the company is on track to meet internal goals while continuing to execute the quality of programs that Camp Broadway is known for. As a newcomer to the world of Broadway and the performing arts, Jenine is very eager to learn about all aspects of the theatre and experience everything that the culture has to offer.
Although a novice to the industry, Jenine has extensive knowledge of managing and implementing internal systems and processes to create a more efficient business structure. Prior to Camp Broadway, she spent a number of years working in the Finance department of Rent the Runway- a fashion e-commerce company. Initially a team of one, Jenine worked her way up from a Collections Associate to recruiting and managing a team of 10 as well as working closely with the Senior Accounting team and Controller on additional tasks and projects. Outside of her work life, Jenine has a passion for working with adolescents and co-founded a mentoring program geared towards motivating and uplifting young high school women to reach their full potential in both their personal and professional lives.
Jenine attended SUNY College at Old Westbury where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.
Brian W. Curran is a invaluable business and financial advisor to Camp Broadway LLC and a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Broadway Education Alliance, a 501.c3 not-for-profit organization, dedicated to innovative business solutions in the area of arts, culture and character based education. Chief Operations Officer of Diversified Agency Services (“DAS”), the marketing services division of Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE: OMC). He has global responsibility for the strategic development and operational performance of DAS’s extensive interests in the direct, promotional, field, channel, wireless, entertainment, event and sports marketing space as well as, market research, branding, design, public relations, healthcare and other specialty advertising services. He is also responsible for strategy development including much of DAS’s corporate mergers and acquisition activity. Previously, he was President, CRM of DAS from 2004-2006, and International Chief Financial Officer of DAS from 1998-2003. In this role he was based in London, and was responsible for the operational and financial performance of the DAS businesses in Europe. Prior to that, he was the Group Financial Director of WWAV Rapp Collins from 1986-1998. WWAV Rapp Collins (now Rapp) is the leading direct marketing services provider in the United Kingdom, and over that period Mr. Curran provided the stewardship to support the growth in their business from billings of $20m to $200m, including the sale of the business to DAS in 1994. Mr. Curran is an economics graduate of the London School of Economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1983 and remained in public practice until 1986. Throughout his professional career, Brian has provided financial stewardship and advice to a number of sports clubs and associations.
Barb Domue is currently the Program Manager for Camp Broadway, where she spends her summers surrounded by snacks and t-shirts. She also manages the logistics for all of Camp Broadway’s programs from booking travel and rehearsal space, to collaborating with a team of Line Producers to help ensure that the curtain goes up on time for the Family Finale.
Barb can point you to the tastiest cup of coffee in each of 47 states and 43 countries where she has extensively toured with many dance companies, including Breakin’ Convention, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Parsons Dance, Limon Dance Company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and The Martha Graham Dance Company. She has also toured as the Company Manager for CAMI Spectrum with Slava’s Snow Show, The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers, and STOMP.
She can ask for a broom in 7 languages and is an expert at charming grumpy old theater stagehands around the world.
Barb received her BFA in Modern Dance from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Katie Wingler is thrilled to join the Camp Broadway team as the Client Services Manager; a role that centers around advocating theater arts as a tool for character development, confidence building, and self-improvement for aspiring artists, audiences, and arts enthusiasts of all ages.
As a former Camp Broadway “camper”, attending Mainstage in New York City from 1998-2001, Katie has firsthand experience of the positive, long-lasting impact Camp Broadway’s programs can have on developing youth. Katie grew up in a family that shared a love for singing and musical theater. Although a career as a professional performer was never a goal, experiencing the magic of Broadway through Camp Broadway has helped to cultivate a deep appreciation and respect for the industry and the talented people who share their gifts with the world.
Katie was born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend Johnson & Wales University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management as well as an Associate’s of Science Degree in Culinary Arts. Katie has been fortunate to blaze a unique and fulfilling career path, crossing over several industries and developing skills that transfer from one industry to the next. Most of her early career was spent in restaurants, food service management, and culinary arts. Katie continued to fuel her passion for new experiences by venturing into sales, including wholesale, retail and direct sales. Her path from Charlotte, North Carolina led to Jacksonville, Florida and several years later to Hunterdon Country, New Jersey. Wanting to formalize her passion for skin care and makeup artistry, Katie earned a Pennsylvania state-licensure in Esthetics and a makeup artist certification through Makeup Designory of New York City and enjoys the “side-hustle” of a freelance business.
Katie returned to Camp Broadway seasonally for several years as a Line Producer on the Mainstage national tour which further deepened her appreciation for the company’s philosophies. Katie is humbled to now be a full-time part of the Camp Broadway team and play a role in driving the company’s mission and providing authentic, enlightening, and joyous theater arts experiences to everyone.
Stacey Rattner is a distinguished K-6 school librarian at Castleton Elementary School in upstate New York and the author of the popular blog, Librarian Leaps. She has many passions. More than anything, Stacey loves getting kids excited about reading. A native of Queens, Stacey is equally enthusiastic about Broadway. To this day, she is proud of her stage debut starring role as Miss Hannigan in her 4th-grade production of Annie. Since then she has been a regular theatergoer and a committed supporter of talented authors and artists.
Camp Broadway is delighted to give Stacey our stage to promote great classic works and wonderful new books to young readers as the Chief Bibliophile of Rialto BookClub. A bibliophile is “a person who collects books or who has a great love of books.” Stacey embodies this description. We are thrilled that she will bring her expertise as a librarian and her love of the theatre to our national book club members.
Kristine Bendul is thrilled to be part of the Camp Broadway team. Kristine brings her experience of seven Broadway shows. In addition to being nominated for a Helen Hayes award for Movin’ Out, other favorite theater credits include performing Live at Lincoln Center and five Broadway productions with the City Center Encores series. You may recognize her from NBC’s Smash or most recently, the first episode of Baz Luhrman’s new Netflix show, The Get Down. She has performed at both the Tony Award’s and the Oscars with Hugh Jackman and Beyonce, and she holds two First Place ProCabaret titles, one with The International Hustle & Salsa Congress and the other with Bill Cameron’s Swing Dance Championships. Her ballet experience includes being one of the selected company members of NJ Ballet to tour alongside with New York City Ballet to Russia and Taiwan.
As a choreographer, Kristine has been creating works for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS’ highly profiled annual events; the Easter Bonnet and Broadway Bares Fire Island. She has choreographed for immersive theater, musical showcases, a music video and the International Hustle & Salsa Congress. She was asked back a second time to premiere a new piece for The Actor’s Fund benefit Dancers For Good hosted by Bebe Newirth. Her newest achievement is as a published children’s book author & illustrator of “Noodles Needs A Nap” which was inspired by a character she played in Broadway’s Cinderella in which she was the assistant choreographer and partnering consultant.
Kristine is ever grateful for her years in show ‘biz’ and it brings so much joy to be able to give back by sharing what she has learned over the course of her career.
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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
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.
Didi Gomez hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina where she performed professionally as a singer, actress and dancer in different musicals, as well as private events. Some of her favourite credits include: Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (with Geronimo Rauch as ‘Jesus’), Martha in Spring Awakening, BJ Crosby in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Joanne in Rent, and Abuela Claudia in In The Heights.
She moved to New York City to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and further her studies as a musical theatre actress. Upon graduation in 2012, Didi was featured in the documentary ‘Broadway Dreams’ with the famous Japanese pop group ‘AKB48’ which was released in Japan. She has done various workshops and readings of new material and had the honor to be directed by Bob Cline in Evita where she played the role of Eva Peron in 2013. Didi is honored to work with the Drama Desk Award-winning company Camp Broadway where she teaches and performs. She is very excited to be a member of Inside Broadway where she teaches musical theater to kids all around the 5 boroughs.
Joshua Holden an award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker based in Brooklyn, was named one of “20 Theatre workers You hold Know” by American Theatre Magazine. He was on the Broadway national tour of AVENUE Q, the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment), and garnered an Arts Impulse award as well as an IRNE nomination for “Best Actor In a Musical” as Bill Snibson in Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston). He worked with international artist, Banksy, on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs, was the puppet wrangler for off-Broadway company of Avenue Q, and freelances for The Jim Henson Company as one of the puppet wranglers on Sesame Sreet! His one-man show, The Joshua Show, was awarded “Best Performance” and was voted “Audience Favorite” at the 2013 Puppeteers of America’s National Festival. The Joshua Show inspires audiences to be themselves and help make the world a better place through kindness and love.
A proud Massachusetts native and an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, he earned a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.
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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.
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.
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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Bill Newberry is a music director, teacher, performer and composer/arranger from Atlanta, Georgia. National Tours: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (three different ones!), Annie (four different ones!), Les Miserables, The King and I, The Sound of Music, High School Musical I and II, and more. Regional music directing productions: Hello Dolly!, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Peter Pan (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Violet, Once Upon a Mattress, My Fair Lady, Murder Ballad, Once on This Island, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, See What I Wanna See, Oklahoma!, End of the Rainbow (Actor’s Express), Camelot, Tuck Everlasting (Alliance Theatre), Curtains (Act 3 Productions).
Bill has taught privately for many years, was the music director for the Fox Theatre’s Rising Stars Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, and is the resident music director for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Education Programs. Bill studied at Florida State and Georgia State University. He has worked with Chita Rivera on the world premiere of Casper, the Musical. He has been a vocal coach for Diana Degarmo (American Idol Season 3 runner-up), and 4 other artists who made it to Hollywood Week.
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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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.
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.
Christine Riley – Recent New York City credits include: Music Director/Arranger/Orchestrator for A Moment in Time with Stewart Lane, Music Director/Arranger for The Quiet Clock, Director and Music Director for EDGES and SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Marymount Manhattan College), as well as Musical Director for Sweet Charity with Jeff Shade, Rags with Barbara Siman-Strouse, Triumph of Love with Kevin Connell (Marymount Manhattan College), and 21st Century Noel Coward with Larry Fuller (Lincoln Center and the York Theatre). Other NYC credits include: My Vaudeville Man (The York Theatre), Gemini The Musical (The Acorn), Flight of the Lawnchair Man(37 Arts), Seesaw (The Connelly Theatre), and Count to Ten (Theatre at St. Clements). National Tour: Thoroughly Modern Millie.
She has also served as the Music Director for numerous NYC cabaret shows as well as regional and university productions for the Prather Family of Theatres, Arizona State University, Cornell University, Casino Rama, and Fallsview Casino among others. Christine also arranged and conducted a new musical, Caterina’s Son, in Florence, Italy. She is a member of the Theatre faculty at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City and maintains a private vocal coaching studio. BM – Ithaca College / MM – Arizona State University.
Diego Rios Lopez Vasquez
Diego Rios Lopez Vasquez Originally from Mexico City, Diego is a proud graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC. He’s been a principal soloist for AIDA Cruise Lines. Credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar Mexican Tour (Jesus), Cyrano de Bergerac (D’artagnan, Mexico City). Off-Broadway: Godspell (Judas). Regional: Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Civil War, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha.
Michelle M. Robinson, a native of New York, is an accomplished dancer, actress, and choreographer. As a dancer, she began her training at The Dance Theatre of Harlem. As early as her pre-teens she became a member of the Marie Brooks Children’s Dance Theater, a professional children’s dance company devoted to researching dance forms from other countries. She has had the opportunity to travel to such places as Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Martinique, Suriname, Ghana, Italy, and Brazil. The recipient of the coveted Harry Belafonte Performing Arts Scholarship, she went on to attend the State University of New York at Purchase where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. After graduation, her talents were sought after by many prestigious dance companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Bucket Dance Theater, The Dance Theatre of Harlem and The Eleo Pomare Dance Company. But that was only until Michelle set her sights on Broadway.
From Europe to Broadway, Ms. Robinson’s musical theater credit include: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Can-Can, For Colored Girls…, Jelly’s Last Jam, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sophisticated Ladies, They’re Playing Our Song, Sweet Charity, The Tempest, and the smash Broadway musical revival, Chicago. She has had the opportunity to work alongside notables as Bebe Neuwirth, Gregory Hines, Patrick Stewart, Joel Grey, Debbie Allen, Melanie Griffith, and Brooke Shields, just to name a few. However, Ms. Robinson admits that one of her most memorable show biz moments was becoming a Radio City Rockette. She acknowledges that nothing gave her as much joy and pleasure as when she heard her mother say, “No matter where my child is on that kick line, I will be able to find her!” No stranger to film and television, her television credits include appearances on Deadline, Law and Order, New York Undercover, Third Watch, and HBO’s Lackawanna Blues. Ms. Robinson has also had a long running, recurring role on the daytime soap opera, One Life to Live. On film, she can be seen in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, Flawless starring Robert DeNiro.
Vanessa Spica is an actor, singer, teaching artist, and voice teacher born and raised in NY. She has performed in new works, readings, and concerts with Prospect Theatre Company, The National Arts Club, The Second Act Series at 54 Below, Astoria Performing Arts Center, New York City Children’s Theatre, and Rockwood Music Hall. Regional: Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne). She is thrilled to be a part of the Camp Broadway team!
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Cynthia Thole is a veteran of the Broadway stage, having worked with theatre legends—Agnes DeMille, Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Mike Ockrent. Broadway performance credits: Me and My Girl, Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Nick & Nora, Meet Me In St. Louis. National tours: 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, and Sugar Babies and the movie version of The Producers. Cynthia works professionally as a director/choreographer: Reagle Musical Theater, Theatre Under the Stars, Theatreworks USA, Allenberry Playhouse, Mill Mountain Theatre, City College, Penn State University and Camp Broadway. Cindy is currently preparing to remount A Christmas Carol the Musical for Susan Stroman at the English National Opera in London and is directing Singin In the Rain for the Reagle Players in Boston. Cindy is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Musical Theater at Fairleigh Dickinson University and teaches ballet in the Montclair State University dance program.
Correy West is a native of Dallas Texas and attended Northwestern State University where he pursued his Degree in Theatre Arts. He has extensive experience teaching children of all ages as well as adults. He has worked with Camp Broadway in many different capacities such as performing/teaching as a Leading Player, teaching Master Classes as a Broadway Performer as well as leading Acting, Improv, and Dance classes for the company.
He was recently performing in the US Premiere of the National Tour of Love Never Dies and taught Master Classes all over the country. He has done the same with shows such as Anything Goes and 42nd Street on tour, as well as South Pacific and Nice Work If You Can Get It on Broadway.
His credits include: Broadway- Nice Work If You Can Get It (Imperial Theatre), South Pacific (Lincoln Center); National Tours- Love Never Dies (1st National-US Premiere), Anything Goes (1st National), 42nd Street, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Chicago/Toronto); NY Theatre- Showboat (NY Philharmonic/Live from Lincoln Center), Lunch (NYMF), An Evening With Jason Robert Brown (The Cooper Union); Regional Credits Include- Oliver (Virginia Stage Company), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Arkansas Rep Theatre), Shrek (North Shore Music Theatre), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Capital Rep Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Cape Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Barrington Stage Company), Mary Poppins (Arkansas Rep Theatre), The Producers (Riverside Theatre), Paint Your Wagon (Pioneer Theatre Company), Hairspray (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Dreamgirls (Prince Music Theater).
Camp Broadway deserves a standing ovation for its unparalleled dedication to developing and nurturing theater-loving kids! The opportunity to train with real Broadway professionals has given my daughter, Katie, a tremendous boost in her self-confidence- it has quite simply been a life-changing experience.