Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Andrew Sklar (Omega)

BLOOD [By The Mummers] marks Andrew's debut in the Big Apple. He's thrilled at the chance to work with such an outstanding, talented cast and crew. Andrew attended the BFA Acting program at SUNY Fredonia where he later found his love for stage combat, with certification now in rapier and dagger, broad sword, modern knife, and unarmed fighting. When he is not acting you can find him on stage as the frontman and lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Exit Existence. He would like to thank Frank and Aundre for this opportunity, the cast and crew of 'BLOOD' for welcoming him with an open heart and mind, his mother and father for their undy

Brian Sheldon (Assistant Stage Manager/Understudy)

Brian recently graduated from Russell Sage College, Brian is an Actor/Playwright here in the city doing what we are all doing...chasing! Brian has been seen on a few professional stages including The New York State Theatre Institute and The Theater Barn. Off Bway: (Arsenic and Old Lace The Queens Theater). This is Brian's first show behind the scenes, but he jumped at the opportunity to help his friends with this wonderful/crazy/morbid show.

Lindsay Zaroogian (Piano)

Lindsay Zaroogian is so happy to be working along side such talent. Previously she has accompanied The Last 5 Years, Little Shop of Horrors, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!, Godspell, and just finished music directing A Chorus Line at Mount Washington Valley Theatre. A graduate of the BFA musical theatre at SUNY Fredonia,she was most recently seen at Bristol Valley Theatre in Cabaret and Charley’s Aunt. Other shows include Rent (Mimi), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Into the Woods(Witch), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (Snoopy), and Old Yeller (Old Yeller/Lisabeth).

Lizzie Hatfield (Musical Director)

Lizzie Hatfield has been a main player on Montana stages for the past seven years. From accompanist to actor, music director to dance captain, she has had the opportunity to be involved in the many different aspects of theatre. Favorite projects have included music direction for Hair (University of Montana), Happy Days (Bigfork Summer Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (Montana Actor's Theatre) and Gypsy (University of Montana) and performing the roles of Irene Roth in Crazy For You (University of Montana), Bloody Mary in South Pacific and Jennyanydots in Cats (both MCT Community Theatre). Other notable accomplishments include conceiving and co-directing an adaptation of "Alice In Wonderland," music directing and orchestrating Missoula Children's Theater's Performing Arts Camp show "No Biz Like Show Biz" and planning, directing and writing the fundraiser "Hats Off To Broadway." She is ecstatic to be in New York for the first time both as a visitor and a professional! www.lizziehatfield.com

Michael Lawrence Eisenstein (Drums/Fight Choreography)

The percussionist: Michael has played everything from Irish funk, to timpani in a symphonyorchestra, to grunge rock, to musicals like BLOOD. The fight choreographer: Michael has choreographed for NYU, Flux Theatre Ensemble, New York Classical and The Secret Theatre. He has assisted J. David Brimmer on Crazy for You, The Cripple of Inishmaan and Made in Poland. The Actor: Michael has a BFA from NYU. Some credits: Lover 2 in The Argument(The Attic Theatre Company), Jason in Madea (Xoregos Performing Company), Tyrrel inRichard III (New York Classical), Wolsey’s Secretary in Henry VIII (Illinois Shakespeare Festival)