Broadway: Disaster!, Xanadu (Tony and Drama League noms.), The Best Man, Hairspray (Clarence Derwent Award, Drama Desk nom.), Little Shop of Horrors (OCC nom.), Catch Me If You Can, Beauty and the Beast, Rock of Ages, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers. TV: “30 Rock,” “The Mindy Project,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Elementary,” “Law & Order: SVU.”
JOHN MICHAEL FINLEY
Broadway: Book of Mormon (Elder Cunningham Standby). Les Miserables 25’th Anniversary (Brujon, Champmathieu, Loud Hailer, u/s Valjean). Chicago: Lyric Opera, Drury Lane, Marriott, Paramount, Court, Writers’, Mercury. Film: I Can Only Imagine (Bart Millard). Thanks to my amazing family and friends! Love to Elizabeth. For my brother, SPC James Matthew Finley.
Accomplished Musical Theater and Pop Performer, Lucia is currently starring on Broadway as Rosina in A Bronx Tale The Musical. Some additional credits include Broadway’s Les Miserables and Leap Of Faith, the National Tour of Les Miserables, and Godspell. Lucia has performed concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City and the Kennedy Center with such notables as Alan Menken, Jason Mraz, Patti LaBelle, Liza Minnelli, Elton John and Harry Connick Jr. She has also had the honor of performing for President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. Lucia has been seen on the Tony Awards, America’s Got Talent, The David Letterman Show, and The 2016 Miss America Pageant. Lucia holds a Bachelor of Voice Performance from Boston University School For The Arts and is a proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices under the direction of Michael McElroy. @Lucia_Giannetta www.LuciaGiannetta.com
Stage credits include: BROADWAY; Dear Evan Hansen (Music Box Theatre) OFF BROADWAY; Hamlet (Public Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen, Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theatre), The Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre), Heathers The Musical (The Hudson, New World Stages) REGIONAL; Cabin In The Sky (Encores City Center), Paradise Blue (Williamstown), Witness Uganda (A.R.T.), Hairspray, Rent (Hollywood Bowl), Once on this Island (Reprise Theatre). TV includes: “Madam Secretary“ “ER” and “Lie to Me.” Two-time NAACP Image Award nominee for her role as Dayzee Leigh Forrester on the CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful”. BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
JESSICA KEENAN WYNN
Jessica Keenan Wynn is currently starring on Broadway as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She made her NY debut in the cult-classic adaptation Heathers The Musical, starring as Heather Chandler at New World Stages, not long after she toured the US and Canada in the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables. Favorite regional credits include Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Jerry Mitchell and Life Could Be A Dream, directed by The Marvelous Wonderettes creator, Roger Bean. Jessica has participated in many readings, workshops, and demos for new musicals. TV credits: The Knick, Forever, Billions, Mysteries of Laura and her proudest The Golden Girls. www.jessicakeenanwynn.com
Our MC for the evening:
Michael Lavine has worked as a musical director, pianist, vocal coach and singer all over the world. Michael musically directed productions of RENT, SWEENEY TODD, and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. He has accompanied Broadway and television star Bryan Batt in New Orleans, San Francisco, Australia, Hollywood and at 54 Below, Feinstein’s, and the Metropolitan Room in New York. Michael conducted THE LITTLE MERMAID starring Emily Skinner at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. He also regularly plays for the Outer Critic’s Circle Awards in New York and musically directed the Broadway Cares Teddy Bear Auction for its entire 15-year run. Michael has conducted orchestras in a number of cities around the country, He musically directed the Comden and Green musical BILLION DOLLAR BABY at the York Theatre in New York City starring Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Kudisch and Debbie Gravitte and the Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner musical CARMELINA, also at the York, for which he worked directly with Burton Lane. He shared the stage with Mimi Hines and Peter Howard (his mentor) at the Kennedy Center in a Rodgers and Hart revue, THIS FUNNY WORLD. For the past several years, Michael has been producing a series of CD’s called LOST BROADWAY AND MORE, recording songs from Broadway shows that have never been recorded before. These are available at http://www.cdbaby.com. A graduate of Columbia University, Michael owns one of the larger privately held sheet music collections in the world. More details can be found at Michael’s website, http://www.michaellavine.net.