MICHAEL ARDEN has appeared on Broadway as Coyote in Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' and as Tom Sawyer in the Deaf West/Roundabout production of Big River, directed by Jeff Calhoun. Off-Broadway credits include; Swimming in the Shallows, BARE; A Pop Opera and It's Only Life; The Music of John Bucchino. Other credits include the title role in Pippin (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nomination), The Times They Are A-Changin' , ACE (The Old Globe Theatre) Broadway Under the Stars, Encores Bash!, God of Vengeance (Williamstown Theater Festival), West Side Story, The Common Pursuit, As You Like It and The Winter's Tale. Michael was also seen as both "Pippin" and "Dickon" in the World AIDS Day benefit concerts of Pippin and The Secret Garden, respectively. FILM: The Good Shepherd and Underground. TV: Grey's Anatomy and NUMB3RS. Michael is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, TRAINING: Interlochen and The Juilliard School (Drama).
Becky Baeling's debut album on Universal Records, BECSTASY, and her 100's of club engagements in 2003/2004 has made her the darling of the dance-music scene. BECSTASY went on to garner #1 and #3 Billboard Dance hits, and Becky was named the #6 Dance Artist of the Year in Billboard Magazine and Best New Dance Artist of 2003 at the International Dance Music Awards. Currently this University of Michigan and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts alum is getting back in touch with her acting roots. She made her sitcom debut this year on UPN's ALL OF US, recently performed at the Coronet Theatre and Ford Amphitheatre, and for the past year she has been hosting DirecTv's CD:USA where she gets to combine her passion for music with her expertise in the music industry-- She has interviewed everyone from Kelly Clarkson, The Pussycat Dolls to Tommy Lee, All American Rejects and so many more. Becky is also working on her sophomore album, currently recording singles/demos for Warner Bros. Records dance department.
Dave Barrus has been seen on Broadway in Les Miseerables, Chess Concert (w/ Josh Groban). National Tour: Les Miserables Regional: The Boys Next Door (Connecticut Rep.- Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Sweeney Todd (Pioneer Theatre Company), Evita (Pioneer Theatre Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sundance Theater). Dave sang the title role in the animated feature film The Scarecrow and was awarded the 1999 Pearl Award for Best New Artist and Best Male Vocalist for his solo albums Onstage and Onstage II. He is cofounder and director of curriculum for the nonprofit organization, The Broadway Dreams Foundation.
Shoshana Bean grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater and wasted no time in heading to New York City. There she was cast in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell and with the release of the cast album, which included her rousing rendition of "Bless the Lord," she had earned herself a spot on the musical theater map. Immediately following Godspell, she became increasingly interested in and involved with the pop music scene. Her first high-profile gig was singing back-up for a huge lineup of stars including the Jackson's 30th anniversary concert celebration at Madison Square Garden. Inspired by the experience, she began focusing on writing, recording and performing her original music around NYC. Shoshana made her Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning original cast of Hairspray. Following her two year run in Hairspray, Shoshana began a five-month stint as standby for Tony Award winner Idina Menzel in the hit Broadway musical Wicked. In January of 2005, Shoshana took over the role of Elphaba until January of 2006. Her most memorable moment to date was honoring legend Aretha Franklin at the "Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards." Shoshana sang Franklin's classic "Ain't No Way" alongside Brian McKnight for the nationally broadcast show.
Elizabeth Brackenbury is a classically trained singer who takes pride in her versatility. Best known for her musical comedy she is equally at home in pop, rock, and jazz. She studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco before heading to Los Angeles where she trained at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music and School of Theatre. She was most recently seen as Sister Mary Katherine in the workshop production of Sister Act, the new Alan Menken musical heading to Broadway. Brackenbury has performed numerous times at the Hollywood Bowl in such shows as Showboat, The Music Man, and Mame, including singing with Roger Daltrey of The Who for his induction into the Hall of Fame. She has also performed leading roles in Peter Pan, Pippin, Canterville Chase, A Year With Frog and Toad, Rock of Ages, and as Celeste in the Reprise! musical Sunday in the Park with George, or check out her original music at myspace.com/elizabethbrackenbury.
Laura Bell Bundy
Bundy was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She made her stage debut in regional theatre when she was nine years old. She originated the role of Tina Denmark in the Off-Broadway show Ruthless! The Musical. For this part, she was nominated for a 1993 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Her understudies were Natalie Portman and Britney Spears.In 2002 she made her Broadway debut , in the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, originating the role of Amber Von Tussle. Bundy was next seen serving as a standby for both Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Laura Thompson for the role of Glinda in Wicked. She just recently ended her Broadway run in Legally Blonde: The Musical where she originated the lead role of Elle Woods. Bundy then received her first Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. She was succeeded by Bailey Hanks, the winner of Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. Credits outside of New York include the national tour of The Sound of Music and the Los Angeles production of Rock of Ages, in which she starred as Sherrie Christian. Offstage, Bundy has appeared in films including The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), Life with Mikey (1993), and Jumanji (1995) as Young Sarah Whittle. She appeared in the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls as a member of the fictitious pop group "Dave & the Sweethearts". Bundy was also seen on the CBS soap opera The Guiding Light as Marah Lewis for two years, (October 14, 1999 – October 29, 2001) as well as in television shows such as Veronica Mars, Happy Hour, Modern Men, Cold Case, and Strangers with Candy.
Jill Burke is a Los Angeles native and former Miss Anaheim. Her first professional work began performing for the Walt Disney Company, portraying such characters as Princess Jasmine, Ariel, and Pocahontas. She has performed around the world with Norwegian Cruise Line and opened their production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's "Music Of The Night." Her theater credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Pirates of Penzance, George M!, and two productions of Songs For A New World, one of which she was nominated for a L.A. Ovation Award. She recently traveled to Scotland to perform in a musical for the well-known Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005. Jill has had the privilege of singing with and for such stars as Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown, Richard Carpenter, and her most memorable musical influence....Johnny Mathis. She frequently can be seen singing our National Anthem at Anaheim Angles, Mighty Ducks, and the L.A. Laker games. Currently, she sings with several different projects: a cabaret-style show entitled Hollywood Revisited, two a cappella bands called http://www.vybration.netVybration and 7 Days a Week, and she continues to sing for audiences while working with bands for corporate/private events
David Burnham is a member of the original Broadway cast of the 6-time Tony Award winning musical The Light In The Piazza, performing both on the Tony Awards and the PBS telecast Live From Lincoln Center. He is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious "Helen Hayes Award" for best actor as well as the 2007 best actor Garland Award for his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the national tour of The Light In The Piazza. He traveled from NYC to Oz to create the role of Fiyero in the pre-Broadway workshops of the mega-hit Wicked. David first gained critical acclaim when, after a two year search, he was chosen to replace Donny Osmond in the national tour of Andrew Llyod Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dramalogue Award) a role which he has subsequently played 4 more times in productions all over the country. At Boston's North Shore Music Theatre he created the role of Tom in the new musical Tom Jones as well as the role of Billy (opposite Maureen McGovern) in the new musical Letters from Nam, a role which he reprised at The Kennedy Center and Seattle's Village Theatre. In Chicago he originated the role of Charlie in the world premiere of Peggy Sue Got Married, after touring the country as Peter in the national tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" (opposite Ted Neeley). Other stage productions include the L.A. premiere of The Road Theatre production of The Woman In Black (the Actor) directed by Ken Sawyer, Assassins (John Hinckley) at Reprise - with members of the original Broadway cast, Children of Eden (Caine - Robby Award) at Musical Theatre West, Godspell (Jesus) at the St. Louis MUNY, and Pirates of Penzance (Fredrick) at The Sacramento Music Circus. On film, David was the voice of the Prince in the Warner Bros. animated feature The King & I, and can also be heard as Willy in Disney's Home On The Range. Recordings include the soundtracks to Ghepetto, The King & I, and Home on the Range. Also the recordings “Strouse, Schwartz, & Schwartz", "Lerner, Loewe, and Lane" and "Lee Lessack's - In Good Company". David is very proud to announce the release of his debut solo cd "David Burnham" for LML Music. Please check out www.davidburnham.com
Andréa began her career touring the opera houses of Europe as Maria in West Side Story when she was 18 years old. She has appeared on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty, and has sung concerts at Carnegie Hall, and other symphonic halls around the country, but theatre audiences will know her best for her performance in the original company of Jason Robert Brown’s critically acclaimed Songs for A New World. Last season, she was seen Off- Broadway as the saucy Daniela in the critically acclaimed production of In The Heights. She received the Drama Desk Award and will be seen at the Richard Rodgers theater in the Broadway transfer of this runaway hit musical. Andréa portrayed Lucille Frank in the national tour of Parade, directed by Harold Prince, for which she received a National Broadway Award nomination for Best Actress. She also created the role of Celeste in Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night at Second Stage. Regionally, Andréa was nominated for the prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Dot in Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. A versatile actress, Andréa has played a variety of roles across this country ranging from Eva Peron in Evita to Laurey in Oklahoma! Other regional credits include Marta in Company and Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar and recently Manuela, (the Judy Garland role) in the stage premiere of Cole Porter’s The Pirate. Television credits include Law & Order: SVU as well as the animated series Wonderpets.
David Burtka’s credits include: Gypsy (Fred Astair Nomination), The Goat or Who is Slyvia, OFF BROADWAY: The Play About the Baby (Clarence Derwent Award), Beautiful Thing, Bad Boy Johnny. NATIONAL TOUR: Beauty and the Beast. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Weston Playhouse, The Papermill Playhouse, The Northshore Music Theatre, The Alley Theatre, The Magic Theatre. TV: The West Wing, Crossing Jordan, How I Met your Mother. Film: Hollywood Ending, 24 Nights. Training: BFA University of Michigan, William Esper Studios.