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)

Paul Herbig (Vlad)

Paul Herbig has worked extensively in Off-Off Broadway theatre, working with Mainspring Collective, Emerging Artists Theatre, Heiress Productions, and the American Theatre of Actors among others. Paul has also worked in independent film, and just finished shooting The Adventures of Paul and Marian, his first lead role in a feature film. Paul is excited to be back working with [By The Mummers]!

Laura Archer (Associate Producer)

Laura is a Brooklyn based theatre artist who works primarily as a Director/Stage Manager. Favorite directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Keely and Du, The Little Match Girl, Vacation, and Slice. Laura is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stony Brook University and a founding member of The Director’s Cooperative.

Holly Hansen (Staff Writer/Script Doctor)

Holly is a New York-based actress who made her Manhattan debut as a playwright this winter with "What the Dickens!" an interactive holiday event produced with [By The Mummers]. She continues to enjoy collaborating with [By The Mummers] in both a writing and performance capacity, and looks forward to what new works they come up with next.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Matt Harvey (Rennie)

Matt is a core member of the [By The Mummers] ensemble. He has numerous stage and film credits to his name, and has helped develop five shows with the ensemble. He is a composer, recording artist, actor, director, photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator. “Blood [By The Mummers]” is his first foray into composing for musical theater. Thanks to the ensemble, to Frank Cardillo, and to Gary Izzo for bringing us into each other’s lives. Thanks to his family and loved ones for their endless support.

Lindsey Shoap (Alpha)

Lindsey is so thrilled to be a core member [By the Mummers]! Lindsey graduated from Vassar College, where she majored in Drama and performed in numerous productions, including "Quills" playing the role of Madeleine and "Into the Woods" playing the role of Jack's Mother. After college she moved to NYC, where she has been living the glamorous life of a starving actress, appearing in several New York productions and spending her summers performing at the wonderful Sterling Renaissance Festival. Lindsey would like to thank all of her fellow Mummers for being such great co-actors and friends!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jason Purdy (Musical Arrangements)

Jason Purdy is pursuing his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU as a lyricist/bookwriter. Music and Lyrics: Winterland, L8, and Blood [By the Mummers];Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You (Best Original Music and Lyrics, 2010 Midtown International Theatre Festival); Sterling Renaissance Festival. He is a founding member of theatre group [By the Mummers]. BA in Theatre from SUNY College at Brockport. www.jasonpurdymusic.com

Tyson Savoretti (Mack)

Tyson is an improv actor in the city and has been seen all over the upper west side. When he isn't perfecting his Harold, he is portraying the unflappable Sir Walter Raleigh at the Sterling Renaissance Festival, or Flair Bartending around midtown. He has a love of Shakespeare, indoor aerobics, getting to the subway platform just as the train is arriving. Those are the only things. Tyson began as an unpaid intern with By The Mummers, and has recently be upgraded to an unpaid performer!