Performers

Broadway Performers

kb2 KERRY BUTLER

Broadway: Disaster!Xanadu (Tony and Drama League noms.), The Best ManHairspray (Clarence Derwent Award, Drama Desk nom.), Little Shop of Horrors (OCC nom.), Catch Me If You CanBeauty and the BeastRock of AgesLes MiserablesBlood Brothers. TV: “30 Rock,” “The Mindy Project,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Elementary,” “Law & Order: SVU.”


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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.


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LUCIA GIANNETTA 

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 MenkenJason MrazPatti LaBelleLiza MinnelliElton 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


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KRISTOLYN LLOYD 

Stage credits include: BROADWAY; Dear Evan Hansen (Music Box Theatre) OFF BROADWAY; Hamlet (Public Theatre), Dear Evan HansenInvisible 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.


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TYLEY ROSS 

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Tyley began his career as a street busker, a cartoon and voice artist, rock singer, and as an actor on the small and large screen.  Discovered by Pete Townshend in 1994, Tyley was cast in the title role for the Canadian premiere of The Who’s Tommy (Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical).  He spent the next ten years on musical stages across North America, starring in roles at such venues as the Stratford Festival (Tony in West Side Story),  Shaw Festival (Franklin in Merrily We Roll Along), and on Broadway (Chris in Miss Saigon).  In 2004 Tyley co-founded the genre-defying East Village Opera Company and is the group’s lead-singer.  In 2009 they received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album. Tyley is also a prized voice coach and vocologist.  He is a go-to voice trainer for performers in need of voice care and rehabilitation – including working as a voice coach on Broadway’s Matilda, Finding Neverland, and Waitress.
Tyley most recently appeared on Broadway as Lord Cannan in Finding Neverland
He has worked at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts since 2010 as an adjunct professor of singing voice and has also been a guest teacher at many universities across the world. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife who is a music-lawyer and their 4 year old son who is an aspiring musical space traveler.

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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

MICHAEL LAVINE 

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.

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