Cast & Crew
John Antony – Annas
Broadway & Broadway tours: Irving Berlin's White Christmas; Stephen Sondheim's Passion; 42nd St.; Titanic; Sunset Blvd.; Annie Get Your Gun; Pal Joey Encores! National tours: Dirty Dancing; High School Musical. Off Broadway & Regional: Dangerous Beauty (world premiere); Mata Hari; Prairie (with Patrick Swayze & Melissa Gilbert); Chicago (New Hampshire best actor award 2005); Notes to Marianne; Hurricane; Aida; Footloose; Sweet Charity; Funny Girl; Songs From The Tall Grass; Annie; The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg; Chess. Cast recordings: Breakfast At Tiffany's; Out Of This World; Pal Joey; Mata Hari. Film & Television: Nothing In Common (with Tom Hanks & Jackie Gleason); Night Eyes; Leo & Loree; General Hospital; As The World Turns; Dynasty; Dallas; One Day At A Time; Fame; Joanie Loves Chachi; Chips.
Eugene Barry-Hill – Pilatus
is grateful to make his Off-Broadway debut. Broadway: The Lion King. National Tours: Miss Saigon(John) The Pointer Sisters–Ain't Misbehavin'(Andre), Jesus Christ Superstar. Regional: SCKBSTD(VA Stage), Hello Dolly(Fulton Opera House, PA.), Ragtime(San Diego CLO), Ain't Misbehavin' (Ahmanson CTG, Los Angeles). All performances dedicated to Mom, and Timothy.
Xander Chauncey – Peter
Xander is elated to help bring this story to life after starring in WBT's rave–reviewed production of Jekyll and Hyde, directed by Bob Cuccioli! NYC: Perfect European Man (Eugen Sandow: Cherry Lane); Scandalous Behavior! (Charles Surface); The Great White Way (Brick: Orig. Off B'way); Eleanor Rigby is Waiting (Off B'way); Fountain of Youth (Anton: Orig. Cast Recording); Regional/Nat'l Tours: The Full Monty w/ Elaine Stritch (Keno); Altar Boyz (Matthew); West Side Story (Bernardo, Riff); Footloose (Ren, Chuck); CATS (Munkustrap); Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere); Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph); Urinetown (Bobby); Read Me A Story (Peter Pan). Xander studied acting at the William Esper Studio and is a proud member of Equity. 4ATP, always.
Caleb Damschroder – Ensemble/US Peter and Levi
Caleb is thankful to be part of The Magdalene. Recent credits include Miss Saigon (Toronto/Pittsburgh CLO) (Houston TUTS), A Christmas Carol (Gateway Playhouse), Cinderella and My Fair Lady (Tuacahn Center for the Arts). Caleb is currently the face of Centennial Wireless. Thanks to Renee Glicker and Shad. Love to Mom and Dad.
Devin DeSantis – Levi/US Yeshua
evin DeSantis is honored to be a part of such an amazing company. Credits include: Altar Boyz Chicago (Matthew), Hot Mikado (Nankie-Poo), Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), Boys from Syracuse (Dromio of Ephesus), Shenandoah (Corporal), The Three Musketeers, Anyone Can Whistle (starring Patti LuPone), The Most Happy Fella (starring George Hearn), and a singer in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular here in New York City. Thanks to Dustin and everyone at Judy Boals, and all my love to Stephen, Dad, Mom, Dena, Justin and little baby Jonah.
Faith Engen – Little Girl
Off-Broadway debut. Involved as The Little Girl in the developmental workshop and reading. Regional credits: The Odyssey an adapted Musical (Premiere), South Pacific, Crazy for You, Merlin and the Cave of Dreams (children's theatre), Peter Pan, Sweeney Todd, Gifts of the Magi, Thumbelina (dance show), Seagulls in a Cherry Tree, African Sanctus.
Lauren Fijol – Older Woman/US Rivkah
Lauren is very excited to be a part of The Magdalene. She is also thrilled to be back in New York after over a year in her hometown, Chicago. Previous credits include Spamalot (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Les Miserables (Merry Go Round Playhouse), The Full Monty (Merry Go Round Playhouse), Sugar (Drury Lane Oakbrook) and The First National Tour of Shout! The Mod Musical.
Osborn Focht – Jacob
Paul Simon's The Capeman on Broadway. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Kristina at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and on the Decca label. Regional; Nathaniel in Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordan's States of Idependance at American Music Theatre Festival, Eleanore at Ford's Theater, The Sound of Music at Paper Mill Playhouse, Sweeney Todd at Center Stage Baltimore, Sydney Carton in Milton Granger's adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, Ahab in Moby Dick; the Musical, Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, Jigger in Carousel, Tartuffe in Tartuffe, Don in Rounding Third. Five seasons with the Opera Co. of Philadelphia. Five years as the bass of The Mervtones with Merv Griffin and his Orchestra under the direction of Mort Lindsey. Smirnov, with wife Mikaela Kafka as Mrs. A in the new film Boor of No Importance.
Laura Huizenga – Ensmble/US Mary and Little Girl
Laura Huizenga is honored to be a part of the Magdalene. Previous productions include SAVED! (Kansas City Rep), Dangerous Beauty (AMTP), Not Wanted on the Voyage (AMTP), and Sweeney Todd (Northwestern University). She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University. Many thanks to cast, crew, family, friends and Andy.
Evangelia Kingsley – Rivkah
Evangelia Kingsley appeared on Broadway in Coram Boy and Puccini's La Boheme (directed by Baz Luhrmann). She was also seen as Signora Naccarelli in the First National Tour of Light in the Piazza. She is a proud Equity member.
Lyle Colby Mackston – Male Swing
Lyle Colby Mackston: is so incredibly excited to be a part of The Magdalene! Recent Theater credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Papermill Playhouse) Phil (ACADEMY at the NYMF) Peter (DARLING), Bruce (The Smoking Gun), Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (Pre-Broadway Reading). Recent Film Credits include: Michael & Michael Have Issues, The Naked Brothers Band, The Guiding Light, The Picture of Dorian Gray & numerous commercials. Thank you to Family, Pace University, FBI & TEG, Sheri Sanders for inspiration, Laura Bergquist, my dear Genovians & The Amazing Cast for making this experience so memorable! For Pa.
Patrick Oliver Jones – Roman Soldier/US Pilatus
In last year's Off-Broadway production of The Extraordinary Ordinary and the American premiere of Raindogs, a rock musical based on Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead. Other credits include Les Misérables, The Producers, Man Of La Mancha, Tommy, and The Tempest. He has also co-starred on Blue Bloods and Law & Order: CI as well as numerous national commercials. Thanks to God for His continued blessings and to DBM for his love and support.
Shad Olsen – Yeshua
Shad Olsen has been seen in New York in A Stoop on Orchard Street (Simon), Titus Andronicus (Bassianus), A New Brain (Roger), Violet (Monty), Forever Plaid (Sparky), Emerald Green (Clarence), Flyer (Byron Hale). He also toured nationally in The Three Musketeers (Louis XIII) and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Thomas).
Jillian Schochet – Female Swing
Jillian Schochet is thrilled to be part of such a talented cast and crew in The Magdalene. Jillian holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Pace University and has performed in such prestigious venues as The Papermill Playhouse, Madison Square Garden, The Seven Angels Theater, The Julia Miles Theater, and the MGM Grand Casino. Favorite credits include Debbie Gibson's swing in Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, The Witch in Into The Woods, Meg in Brigadoon, Janis Joplin in Flashback: A Trip Through the 60's,and as a featured performer in The World Goes Round, My Way, Jane Eyre, and Smokey Joe's Cafe. In addition Jillian has participated in many recordings, voiceovers, cabarets, and has performed the National Anthem for the NY Knicks on numerous occasions. Love and thanks to her wonderful family and Matt.
Lindsie Van Winkle – The Magdalene
Lindsie is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut with this wonderful show and amazing cast! New York: Pinkalicious: The Musical! (Mrs. Pinkerton); The Cure (Kayla) 2009 NYMF; The Language or the Kiss (Pixley) World Premiere Reading; Regional: Buddy's Tavern (Mary O'Neary) Eugene O'Neill Theatre Festival; Flipside: The Patti Page Story (Patti Page) World Premiere– Broadway Tonight!; Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy); My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle); Les Miserables (Eponine); The Pajama Game (Babe); Little Me (Young Belle). A proud graduate of The University of Central Oklahoma; Lindsie sends love to her friends, family and wonderful husband, Scott. This one's for you Mom!
Angelo Fraboni Productions – Producer/General Manager
As Producer, Won the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience for the critically acclaim series Celebrity Autobiography at the Triad Theater in New York. He was the co producer with Daryl Roth and in association with The Watchful Group for Vigil that open in 2009 . He is in association with Carl Moellenberg on the Broadway productions of Speed the Plow, Hair, Hamlet and Mary Stuart. He general managed the Off Broadway production of "Burleigh Grime$" starring Mark Moses and Wendie Malick at New World Stages in NY. On stage, produced the weekly comedy series Campaign "04, Unzipped starring Judy Gold at the Zipper Theater in New York, co–produced and general managed the highly successful children's show "It's a Magic Al's World" at Playwrights Horizon's Peter Sharp Theater, and the critically acclaimed Off Broadway series Singular Sensations with Carol Channing, at the Village Theater in New York City. Fraboni produced the music and Holiday CD for Fox TV's Rankin/Bass Christmas Animated Feature, Santa Baby starring the voices of Patti LaBelle, Eartha Kitt, Vanessa Williams, and Gregory Hines. He was the executive producer for the inaugural season of MLCPA. Fraboni produces product rollout shows for Ford, Saab, GM, Chrysler and Delphi's Roady 2 with Studio Creative out of Detroit and does event planning and production for Stoll America. He manages and coordinates national concert tours and was a line producer on the Independent Film, Moving Mike, with St. Jude Pictures that is currently in at festivals. Currently, General Manager of From Our Home Town schedule for 2010 with 3 other scripts in development. His investment group is apart of Nora and Delia Ephron's new hit play Love Loss and What I Wore at the Westside Theatre.
Peter Bloch – General Manager
Peter Bloch has had an extensive career in television and theatre. He sold a television movie to NBC as a co–producer ("Alone and Afraid") and is a founding partner of The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival (www.willfilm.org), which presented the multi–oscar nominated "Winter's Bone." He started his career at Carolco Television working in development and sales, working on projects such as "Terminator 2" and "Total Recall." He then moved over to the agent side of the business, representing writers and producers, such as Arthur Kopit and Joeseph Wambaugh at Favored Artists Agency and Martin Hurwitz Associates. After this, he was hired to create and run the entertainment division at DWJ Television. There he produced electronic press kits for Broadway, on a variety of productions such as the Tony Award winning "Death of a Salesman," "Copenhagen," and "The Crucible" to name a few. Peter was recruited to run Theatre Row Studios, and oversaw the $14 million restoration of the complex of 6 Off– Broadway Theatres. There he booked and oversaw shows such as "The Mercy Seat" by Neil Labute, starring Sigourney Weaver and Liev Schreiber; "Dirty Story" by John Patrick Shanley and Mel Brooks' "Squeeze Box" to name a few. Peter later joined the prestigious HB Studio as Managing Director. Peter Bloch has a B.A. from Brown University and has completed post graduate studies in Film and Arts Management from N.Y.U. He currently is the General Mananger for the awarding winning hit show, "Celebrity Autobiography" and is very proud to be GM on "The Magdalene."
Jessie Vacchiano – Production Stage Manager
Off Broaday; Three Pianos (New York Theater Workshop) Regional; Murder in the Cathedral (Brooklyn Arts HQ), Spring Awakening (Red Stage Theatre), Three Pianos (Ontological Hysterics Theater), The Vigil or the Guided Cradle (The Brick Theater), Storm Still (PS 122).
Lewis & Fox Casting – Casting
Kristine Lewis and Jamie Fox cast for live, film/video, commercial and industrial productions. Theatrical credits include the NY production of Vigil (w/Malcolm Gets, Helen Stenborg), that followed the successful Westport Country Playhouse production (w/Timothy Busfield), Mindgame (w/Keith Carradine) directed by legendary film director, Ken Russell, and a special performance of the never-before staged Sondheim musical, Evening Primrose, directed by Tony Walton (w/Candice Bergen). Film credits include the psychological thriller, African Gothic, Sundance selection, Love Ludlow (w/Sex and the City's David Eigenberg; Alicia Goranson, Brendan Sexton lll) and the award winning, Open Air (w/Lynne Cohen). Upcoming: Road to Capri (w/Virginia Madsen, Kevin Zegers, Giancarlo Gianinni, Maria Grazia Cucinotta), Vivaldi (w/Max Irons, Claire Foy, Elle Fanning, Neve Campbell, Jacqueline Bisset). Their live events include celebrity casting for Olympic Torch Services, American Airlines and numerous star-studded readings.
Richard Kornberg and Associates – Press Representative
Richard Kornberg and Associates represents New York Theatre Workshop; Performance Space 122, Les Freres Corbusier, Transport Group, Keen Company, Page 73, and the dance companies produced by the Joyce Theatre as well as Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and MOMIX. Productions include Hairspray (2003 Tony Award Best Musical); Rent (1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Best Musical); I Am My OwnWife (2004 Pulitzer Prize); Death of a Salesman (50th anniversary production with Brian Dennehy; 1999 Tony Award Best Revival); Long Day's Journey Into Night (with Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Dennehy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Robert Sean Leonard; 2003 Tony Award Best Revival); One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (with Gary Sinise; 2001 Tony Award Best Revival); The Garden of Earthly Delights; The Little Dog Laughed; The Wedding Singer; Cry–Baby; Barefoot in the Park; In My Life; Souvenir; Measure for Measure (Shakespeare's Globe); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare's Globe); Golda's Balcony; bash; Blown Sideways Through Life; The Crucible (with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney); Dirty Blonde; Golden Child; Jekyll&Hyde; Jelly's Last Jam (with Gregory Hines); Metamorphoses; A Moon for the Misbegotten (with Cherry Jones and Gabriel Byrne); The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told; My Fair Lady (with Richard Chamberlain); Omnium Gatherum; Ricky Jay&His 52 Assistants; The Shape of Things; Shopping and Fucking; Snakebit; The Thing About Men; tick, tick…BOOM!; The Vagina Monologues; The Will Rogers Follies (with Keith Carradine and Mickey Rooney); and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Mr. Kornberg was general press representative for Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival where he worked on hundreds of shows, including A Chorus Line, The Pirates of Penzance, Largo Desolato by Vaclav Havel, and Free Shakespeare in Central Park.
The Pekoe Group – Advertising/Marketing Agency
The Pekoe Group is a full service advertising and marketing company for events and attractions, specializing in niche marketing and tailor-made strategic campaigns based on each event's target demographic. Clients include Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Times Square, Rock of Ages, Puppetry of the Penis, Freud's Last Session, Theatre For A New Audience, Reading Under the Influence, The Sphinx Winx, Desperate Writers, and more.
Richard Maltby, Jr. – Creative Consultant
RICHARD MALTBY, JR. Director/Conceiver/Lyricist: Ain't Misbehavin' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, Best Musical – also Tony Award for Best Director.) Director/Conceiver Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, Best Musical); RING OF FIRE, (2006). Director/lyricist: Baby, (1983, seven Tony Award nominations); Starting Here, Starting Now, (1977, Grammy nomination); Closer Than Ever, (1989, Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score. Lyricist: Big, (1996, Tony nomination: Best Score); TAKE FLIGHT (2010 McCarter Theatre) Co–lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co–bookwriter/lyricist: THE PIRATE QUEEN (2007). Director, THE STORY OF MY LIFE (2009). Director/co–lyricist: Song&Dance, (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.) Director, MASK (2008, Pasadena Playhouse); THE 60'S PROJECT (2006, Goodspeed). FILM: MISS POTTER, (2007) starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor (Christopher Award, best screenplay.). Thirty year association with The Manhattan Theatre Club. Contributes devilish crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. Son of well–known orchestra leader; Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.
Richard Burk – Director
Richard was the director for the Developmental Workshop of Mary the Magdalene as well as playing the part of Pilatus for the workshop and one of the readthroughs in New York City. In 2000, he became a member of the Master Acting Teacher Seminar at the Actors Center in New York City. He has been professionally directing for the past 19 years. His acting credits include the roles of Claudius in "Hamlet," Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," Teddy in "Arsenic and Old Lace," Prospero in "The Tempest," and King Arthur in "Camelot." Together Richard and his wife Susan have two delightful sons, James and Mikey.
J.C. Hanley – Playwright
J.C. Hanley, book and lyrics collaborator on The Magdalene studied playwrighting under Arthur Giron. He wrote book, lyrics and music for his original Native American musical, The Midekwe and book and lyrics for The Man In the Iron Mask with composer, Jeffrey Campos. A native of Minnesota, he now lives in New York and contributes lyrics to various projects.
James Olm – Composer/Playwright
James' newest musical, Mary the Magdalene, in collaboration with J.C. Hanley, has had a Developmental Workshop as well as three developmental readthroughs in New York City. In 2003, his original musical Emerald Green was developmentally read at the Off–Broadway York Theatre in New York City. He has written two other original musicals: Mulberry and Obits. Through the years, James has directed/musically directed over forty musicals and dramas. James has three amazing kids, Leah, Rachel, and Jameson.
Barbara Lee – Band Leader
Barb is a diverse pianist who has played in all of the major New York City concert halls as well some of its night clubs. She has played concerts and/or accompanied master classes with Jan Vinci, Jeffrey Khaner, Keith Underwood, Julius Baker, Linda Chesis, Leslie Newman, Chris Potter, Viviana Guzman, George Pope, Paul Edmund Davies, Angela Kelly and Mary Ann Archer. Barbara has collaborated with other instrumentalists including trumpets (featuring players of the Minnesota Orchestra), saxophone great George Young, and with various instrumentalists at the annual Alec Wilder concert in New York, and with the Taos Chamber Players.
Darrell Wagner – Costume Designer
Darrell's work has taken him on 17 national tours to 49 states and 6 countries on two continents as wardrobe supervisor for the tours of Cats, Rent, The Sound of Music, and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. He toured as a hair and make–up assistant on the second First National Tour of The Producers for two–and–a–half years. Darrell has been lucky enough to work with Chita Rivera, Ann–Margaret, and with designer Marty Pakledinaz in preparation for the first national tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie. His recent work as designer includes Music Man, West Side Story, and Peter Pan and Wendy.
Sean McIntosh – Scenic/Lighting Designer
Sean studied at Boston University with acclaimed Broadway designer James Noone. His recent work includes critically acclaimed productions of Catch–22 and Proving Mr. Jennings (US Premiere) as well as The Adding Machine, Tartuffe, South Pacific, Romeo&Juliet, and The Who's Tommy. Sean has worked as a professional technical director, painter, props artisan and carpenter with the Huntington Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Cape Playhouse, and The Court Theatre.