Kristin Cardinal - Elly
Kristin Cardinal is thrilled to be a part of the family! She is a recent grad of The Catholic University of America, where she received her degree in Musical Theatre. Other credits include Imagination Stage (Double Trouble) and Studio Theatre, 2nd Stage (Carrie The Musical). Other favorite productions include Godspell and Carousel. Thanks to the cast and DCMTW for such a wonderful experience, and to Mom, Dad, Becky and Phil for their constant love and support. KristinCardinal.com
Madeline Cuddihy - Jo
Madeline is a current senior Musical Theatre major at Catholic University in Washington, DC and just returned from a semester at the London Dramatic Academy in the UK. Upcoming: LaTiDoDC at 54Below Broadways Supper Club Cabaret, New York, NY (September 1st). Some favorite credits include roles in "The Taming of the Shrew" [Chesapeake Shakespeare Company], Parade, Carousel, Company and more. You can find her videos on La-Ti-Do DC YouTube channel and find her on twitter @madelinecuddihy - Phil 4:4-9.
Harv Lester - Sam
DC AREA: Keegan Theatre: A Man Of No Importance, Man Of La Mancha; Signature Theatre: Company (u/s/), Cloak and Dagger (u/s), Revenge of the Understudies 2014; WSC Avant Bard: Visible Language; THEARC Theater: Truth the Musical; Capital Fringe Festival: Songs From An Unmade Bed, I Like Nuts! the Musical, Fictitious the Musical; Elden Street Players (now NextStop Theatre): Falsettos; Little Theatre of Alexandria: Sweeney Todd; Will Rogers Follies; Rockville Musical Theatre: Into the Woods, The Full Monty, Kiss Me Kate, Baby; Theatre Lab: Long Island Sound, Ragtime. REGIONAL: New York Int’l Fringe Festival: Gleeam.
Katie McManus - Mary
DC AREA: Ford's Theatre: Violet; Studio Theatre: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Keegan Theatre: RENT, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Man of No Importance, Man of La Mancha, National Pastime (world premiere); Shakespeare Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: a Rock Opera; Signature Theatre: Chess, Sweeney Todd, The Break, The Happy Time, Gigi (reading); Creative Cauldron: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well...; NextStop Theatre: Into the Woods. OTHER: Kennedy Center: Songs of My Family (Guest Soloist, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC); Library of Congress: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert.
Rj Pavel - Tom
Recent credits include Toby's Dinner Theatre: 1776 (Josiah Bartlett) and Mary Poppins (Ensemble); Stageworks Theatre: A Few Good Men (William Santiago); Ritz Theatre Company: Legally Blonde (Sundeep Padamadan). He has worked as a puppeteer at Busch Gardens and Walt Disney World for the past four years. Rj earned his BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of the Arts. For more on Rj, please visit his website: www.rjpavel.wix.com/rjpavel.
Edward Roberts - Piano
Edward Roberts has performed as an accompanist for singers, opera, and musical theater performances at venues including the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, Georgetown University, the Barns of Wolf Trap, Lisner Auditorium, WGBH-FM, the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He is the conductor and music director of Opera International and regularly works with the McLean High School choral department as pianist for musical theater productions, choral concerts, and choral and opera/musical theater classes. He is the organist of Rock Spring UCC in Arlington, Virginia, and coaches vocal repertoire in his home studio in Falls Church which he shares with his wife, opera director and voice teacher Muriel Von Villas.
Christine Kharazian - Violin
Christine Kharazian is a graduate of the Komitas State Conservatory and the Tchaikovsky Advanced School of Music in Yerevan, Armenia. She studied with Edward Dayan a pupil of David Oistrakh and Hrachia Haroutiunian a pupil of Leonid Kogan. She performed with the Armenian National Opera's Orchestra and was the Solo violinist of the 'Sharakan' Medieval Music Ensemble of the Armenian TV. She appeared in concerts at various venues and embassies including the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall and the Library of Congress. Christine is a versatile musician and enjoys performing variety of styles with Latin and Gypsy Jazz being her favorite. Christine is an experienced educator. She is a string orchestra teacher at Fillmore Arts Center, violin instructor at Sidwell Friends School, a teaching artist for Capital Strings of Washington Performing Arts and an author of a series of programs in music education presented to area schools. Currently she serves as a Student Activities Chair of Friday Morning Music Club.
Zach Roberts - Director/Co-Producer
Zach studied classical music in London at Trinity College of Music and trained in acting at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and at Theatre Lab. Recent directing credits include assistant directing The Secret Garden and Pacific Overtures for Deb Gottesman at Theatre Lab, and Museum for Randy Baker at Theatre Lab, and music directing A Midsummer Night's Dream and Two Noble Kinsmen for Brave Spirits Theatre, Zach directed several shows for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology as the after school theatre director. Recent acting credits include Madwoman of Chaillot (Pierre) with WSC Avant Bard, the Brave Spirits Theatre Repertoire productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Starveling/Fairy) and Two Noble Kinsmen (Pirithous), The Imaginary Invalid (Tomas et al) and Scapin (Leandre/Nerine) with Annapolis Shakespeare Company, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Andrew Jackson) with Highwood Theatre.
Zach is the artistic director of the DC Music Theatre Workshop.
Zach is the artistic director of the DC Music Theatre Workshop.
Amber Gibson - Co-Producer
Amber A. Gibson is a D.C. based artist, feminist and drinker of many coffees. Previous D.C. area credits include: A Bright Room Called Day (Paulinka), with NuSass Productions, All's Well That Ends Well (Lavatch) at Chesapeake Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena) and Two Noble Kinsmen (Queen/Ensemble) with Brave Spirits Theatre and The Imaginary Invalid (Beline) with the Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Amber holds a double degree in Musical Theatre and English from the University of Alabama. For updates or more information check out: amberagibson.weebly.com
Ashlyn Thompson - Stage Manager
Ashlyn Thompson is a Baltimore based teaching artist, actor, and stage manager. She has taught theatre arts for the Performing and Visual Arts curriculum in Anne Arundel county, Drama Learning Center, Spotlighters Theatre, Chesapeake Arts Center, and Musical Artists Theatre. Ashlyn is a company member at Do Or Die Productions. Recent performing credits include Poe's Last Stanza (Barmaid) with Do Or Die Productions, The Imaginary Invalid (Angelique), The Schemings of Scapin (Sylvester), Hamlet (Guildenstern), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena) with Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Ashlyn is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory with a BFA in Acting.
Cassandra Kendall - Lighting Designer
Cassandra Kendall currently attends the Theatre School at Depaul University as a Sophomore Theatre Arts major. Originally from Arlington, VA, she has been involved at various DC Theatres including The Theatre Lab (Stage Management), Signatures in the School program(Lighting & Costumes) at Signature Theatre, the Sarah Play program(Stage Management) at Roundhouse Theatre and the Folger Shakespeare Library High School Fellowship(Dramaturgy). She is also a founding member of Off The Wall Theatre Company, in which she devised, light designed, choreographed and dramaturged various productions including Mindset- A Surrealist Rock Opera at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival. Chicago credits include "Drag Race" (Light Design),"The Amish Project" (Assistant Direction) and Samuel Beckett’s "Rockaby" (Light Design) at The Theatre School; as well as"The Horror!" and "Track 13: A Playformance for Deonta Mackey " at Free Street Theater.