Chris Bayon is an actor, writer and director. He has been creating content as a filmmaker and playwright for the past 8 years in New York City. He has written and been featured in several short films such as Petty Frauds, The Rotation and Bruce (short) and his debut feature is premiering at the NYC Independent Film Festival on May 6th. He graduated with a business degree from Gettysburg College in 2009 and received the Wagnild scholarship to play the trumpet.  He immediately moved to New York City upon graduation, attended the William Esper Studio from 2009-2011 and has been writing, producing, acting and directing since. As an actor he has starred in several short films, a handful of features, two off-Broadway productions and has been in numerous national commercials.

Chris Bayon is an actor, writer and director. He has been creating content as a filmmaker and playwright for the past 8 years in New York City. He has written and been featured in several short films such as Petty Frauds, The Rotation and Bruce (short) and his debut feature is premiering at the NYC Independent Film Festival on May 6th. He graduated with a business degree from Gettysburg College in 2009 and received the Wagnild scholarship to play the trumpet.  He immediately moved to New York City upon graduation, attended the William Esper Studio from 2009-2011 and has been writing, producing, acting and directing since. As an actor he has starred in several short films, a handful of features, two off-Broadway productions and has been in numerous national commercials.

Eve Begelman (young violinist) has performed as a vocalist and violinist since the age of seven. A merit scholarship recipient at the 92nd Street Y Recanati- Kaplan program for voice, Eve appeared as a vocal soloist with the Orchestra of St. Lukes in a NYC premiere of Maximus Musicus and as a guest artist with the Christian McBride Trio. Her regional theater credits include Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Katie Spoonapple in Dear Edwina and Little Cosette in Les Miserables. She is a member of the TADA! Youth Theater program and has been awarded the David Froehlich scholarship three times. Eve is delighted to be part of this new production and the amazing ensemble!

Eve Begelman (young violinist) has performed as a vocalist and violinist since the age of seven. A merit scholarship recipient at the 92nd Street Y Recanati- Kaplan program for voice, Eve appeared as a vocal soloist with the Orchestra of St. Lukes in a NYC premiere of Maximus Musicus and as a guest artist with the Christian McBride Trio. Her regional theater credits include Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Katie Spoonapple in Dear Edwina and Little Cosette in Les Miserables. She is a member of the TADA! Youth Theater program and has been awarded the David Froehlich scholarship three times. Eve is delighted to be part of this new production and the amazing ensemble!

Born in New Brunswick, NJ and raised around the same area, Steve Boghossian has always had a strong love for the arts. An experienced actor, effects and timing editor, and classically trained percussionist, Steve has experience on many independent projects, animations, and albums.    

Born in New Brunswick, NJ and raised around the same area, Steve Boghossian has always had a strong love for the arts. An experienced actor, effects and timing editor, and classically trained percussionist, Steve has experience on many independent projects, animations, and albums.  

 

Cady Finlayson has brought her Spirited Irish fiddling to 35 states, performing at venues including Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for the Arts, and the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival. Her Irish Coffee CD was nominated for “Best Celtic CD” by the NAR lifestyle Awards and her music has been places in films including Irish-American baseball film "The Emerald Diamond" and "Child of Giants".   Cady Finlayson is a community producer at BRIC where she can be found working on her tv show, "A Fiddle Around Town". Cady studied at Mannes College of Music and later won the President's Award for Study at the Blas World Music Center in Limerick Ireland.  www.cadyfinlayson.com

Cady Finlayson has brought her Spirited Irish fiddling to 35 states, performing at venues including Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for the Arts, and the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival. Her Irish Coffee CD was nominated for “Best Celtic CD” by the NAR lifestyle Awards and her music has been places in films including Irish-American baseball film "The Emerald Diamond" and "Child of Giants".   Cady Finlayson is a community producer at BRIC where she can be found working on her tv show, "A Fiddle Around Town". Cady studied at Mannes College of Music and later won the President's Award for Study at the Blas World Music Center in Limerick Ireland.  www.cadyfinlayson.com

Nick Wheeler is an actor and sometimes technician who graduated from the University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Nick was most recently seen as a company member at the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres in Indiana. Some of his favorite roles in the past include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Max Bialystock in The Producers, Enoch Snow in Carousel, and Father Flynn in Doubt. As a board operator he has worked in New York on Paradox of the Urban Cliche and also on Queen for a Day starring David Proval. He currently lives in New York City.  Nick loves collecting records, reading, and enjoying a good cocktail.

Nick Wheeler is an actor and sometimes technician who graduated from the University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Nick was most recently seen as a company member at the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres in Indiana. Some of his favorite roles in the past include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Max Bialystock in The Producers, Enoch Snow in Carousel, and Father Flynn in Doubt. As a board operator he has worked in New York on Paradox of the Urban Cliche and also on Queen for a Day starring David Proval. He currently lives in New York City.  Nick loves collecting records, reading, and enjoying a good cocktail.

 
Jeremy Pagirsky is a New York City based artist expressing himself currently as a multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and composer. This is his NYC debut as an electric bassist. Jeremy designed the sound for the 2016 FringeNYC Best Ensemble Award Winning play, Colorblind’d. He composed and performed the score for Gumbo Love, a mini documentary featuring chef/author, Lucy Buffett.  He most recently performed in the award-winning production at the 2016 Thespis Theatre Festival of Gaybraham Lincoln: The Musical and Pavel Zustiak's Bastard: The Painted Bird, Part I at La MaMa NYC. He has played in an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles throughout his career. He studied guitar and electric bass performance at SUNY New Paltz.

Jeremy Pagirsky is a New York City based artist expressing himself currently as a multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and composer. This is his NYC debut as an electric bassist. Jeremy designed the sound for the 2016 FringeNYC Best Ensemble Award Winning play, Colorblind’d. He composed and performed the score for Gumbo Love, a mini documentary featuring chef/author, Lucy Buffett.  He most recently performed in the award-winning production at the 2016 Thespis Theatre Festival of Gaybraham Lincoln: The Musical and Pavel Zustiak's Bastard: The Painted Bird, Part I at La MaMa NYC. He has played in an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles throughout his career. He studied guitar and electric bass performance at SUNY New Paltz.

April Leonhard is an actor/singer-songwriter from Northern Kentucky.  She is currently working on her first album of comedy songs.  You can catch her next performance at The Metropolitan Room on May 8th, as she opens for ON YOUR FEET's David Baida, winner of the 2016 MetroStar Challenge, in which she herself placed Second Runner Up.  For more news and upcoming performances, visit www.aprilleonhard.com

April Leonhard is an actor/singer-songwriter from Northern Kentucky.  She is currently working on her first album of comedy songs.  You can catch her next performance at The Metropolitan Room on May 8th, as she opens for ON YOUR FEET's David Baida, winner of the 2016 MetroStar Challenge, in which she herself placed Second Runner Up.  For more news and upcoming performances, visit www.aprilleonhard.com

Thomas Hutchings is a professional saxophonist and music producer living in New York City for over 20 years, originally from Clarke, AFB, Philippines and raised in Idaho. Thomas can be found performing at various corporate, private, charity and live music venues around the world. He has performed and recorded with many incredible local and international artists across many genres giving him a global sense for combining sounds and rhythm. Thomas has produced or recorded, music that has appeared on episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, MTV's Real World, Nickelodeons Radio Free Roscoe and various other TV shows and films.

Thomas Hutchings is a professional saxophonist and music producer living in New York City for over 20 years, originally from Clarke, AFB, Philippines and raised in Idaho. Thomas can be found performing at various corporate, private, charity and live music venues around the world. He has performed and recorded with many incredible local and international artists across many genres giving him a global sense for combining sounds and rhythm. Thomas has produced or recorded, music that has appeared on episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, MTV's Real World, Nickelodeons Radio Free Roscoe and various other TV shows and films.

 
A MFA graduate with full scholarship from SCAD, BA in Acting from The Central Academy of Drama. Xiaoqing Zhang has been a leading lady in many musicals such as: Avenue Q, Mama loves me again, Spiral show and Rent. She has also sung the interlude and title songs in well known Chinese national TV shows such as: There is no war in Peking, Sharp Keen. Furthermore, she’s been cast in American TBS comedy show The Detour and other voice over work recently. As an international actress, Xiaoqing cooperated with famous directors,music directors and choreographer from West End, Broadway and China. Her awards include: first place in the national competi tion China Star, second place in T he World Karaoke Championship in China region, Creative Award in BTV singing and dancing competition.

A MFA graduate with full scholarship from SCAD, BA in Acting from The Central Academy of Drama. Xiaoqing Zhang has been a leading lady in many musicals such as: Avenue Q, Mama loves me again, Spiral show and Rent. She has also sung the interlude and title songs in well known Chinese national TV shows such as: There is no war in Peking, Sharp Keen. Furthermore, she’s been cast in American TBS comedy show The Detour and other voice over work recently. As an international actress, Xiaoqing cooperated with famous directors,music directors and choreographer from West End, Broadway and China. Her awards include: first place in the national competi tion China Star, second place in T he World Karaoke Championship in China region, Creative Award in BTV singing and dancing competition.

Nathan Yates Douglass is an actor/singer/multi-instrumentalist living in New York City who has appeared in numerous productions in NYC and throughout the United States. He studied theatre arts at AMDA (NYC) and The Acting Studio, a Meisner conservatory. For more about Nathan, including some of his original music, visit: NathanYatesDouglass.com

Nathan Yates Douglass is an actor/singer/multi-instrumentalist living in New York City who has appeared in numerous productions in NYC and throughout the United States. He studied theatre arts at AMDA (NYC) and The Acting Studio, a Meisner conservatory. For more about Nathan, including some of his original music, visit: NathanYatesDouglass.com

Xander Kozak has been doing funny voices since he was a child, and picked up a passion for comedy, improv, music and theatre along the way. He has been singing since age 5, and playing drums since age 10. Xander is a scholar of film history, an advocate for feminism in performance art / creative culture, as well a working stand-up/improv comic, voice actor, musician and writer of the screen and stage.

Xander Kozak has been doing funny voices since he was a child, and picked up a passion for comedy, improv, music and theatre along the way. He has been singing since age 5, and playing drums since age 10. Xander is a scholar of film history, an advocate for feminism in performance art / creative culture, as well a working stand-up/improv comic, voice actor, musician and writer of the screen and stage.

Gina Chapman is thrilled to make her NYC violinista debut in FWIW!  Originally from the Bay Area-CA, Gina is an as an actor, singer, dancer, and violinist who recently moved to New York.  She is a graduate from the University of Redlands with a BA in Theatre Arts with Honors & Vocal Performance Music Minor, and has also studied classical acting and musical theatre at LAMDA, NYFA and Lindsay Mendez & RSO’s Actor Therapy.  Favorite roles include Cathy in The Last Five Years, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, Little Red in Into the Woods.  Gina loves incorporating violin into her characters whenever possible, and also enjoys choreographing, yoga, surfing, scuba diving, and her Pit-Mix pup Rylie!

Gina Chapman is thrilled to make her NYC violinista debut in FWIW!  Originally from the Bay Area-CA, Gina is an as an actor, singer, dancer, and violinist who recently moved to New York.  She is a graduate from the University of Redlands with a BA in Theatre Arts with Honors & Vocal Performance Music Minor, and has also studied classical acting and musical theatre at LAMDA, NYFA and Lindsay Mendez & RSO’s Actor Therapy.  Favorite roles include Cathy in The Last Five Years, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, Little Red in Into the Woods.  Gina loves incorporating violin into her characters whenever possible, and also enjoys choreographing, yoga, surfing, scuba diving, and her Pit-Mix pup Rylie!

Michael Brinzer is a multi-instrumentalist based in New York City.  As a Long Island native, Michael began refining his musical talents as a child.  It was in high school that he started to develop a passion for playing multiple woodwind instruments. He currently studies Saxophone Performance at the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Paul Cohen.  To learn more about him, visit his website at michaelbrinzer.com  

Michael Brinzer is a multi-instrumentalist based in New York City.  As a Long Island native, Michael began refining his musical talents as a child.  It was in high school that he started to develop a passion for playing multiple woodwind instruments. He currently studies Saxophone Performance at the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Paul Cohen.  To learn more about him, visit his website at michaelbrinzer.com

 

 
Joe Caldarise is a performer and teacher based in NYC. He studied the piano and the euphonium at Ithaca College, where he received a BM in Music Education. He currently teaches K-4 General Music and Band at Excellence Girls Elementary Academy, in Brooklyn. He regularly performs with the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps. Marching Band and Symphonic Band, as well as with the Queer Urban Orchestra.

Joe Caldarise is a performer and teacher based in NYC. He studied the piano and the euphonium at Ithaca College, where he received a BM in Music Education. He currently teaches K-4 General Music and Band at Excellence Girls Elementary Academy, in Brooklyn. He regularly performs with the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps. Marching Band and Symphonic Band, as well as with the Queer Urban Orchestra.

 
Marcus Herndon, born in upstate New York, is an actor and singer based in New York City. He received his BM in Music Education with a minor in Theatre from Michigan State University where he had the opportunity to perform at The Midwest Clinic, The Rose Bowl, and Carnegie Hall. Some of his favorite roles include Hud in Hair, Ken in Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Molokov in Chess. He was last seen at Ogunquit Playhouse in Hunchback of Notre Dame in the Choir. He is currently studying Meisner at The Acting Studio. 

Marcus Herndon, born in upstate New York, is an actor and singer based in New York City. He received his BM in Music Education with a minor in Theatre from Michigan State University where he had the opportunity to perform at The Midwest Clinic, The Rose Bowl, and Carnegie Hall. Some of his favorite roles include Hud in Hair, Ken in Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Molokov in Chess. He was last seen at Ogunquit Playhouse in Hunchback of Notre Dame in the Choir. He is currently studying Meisner at The Acting Studio. 

 

Ruby Berube is an NYC based dancer, choreographer, actor and fit model. She graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Choreography. Upon graduating, Ruby has appeared in many Regional Theater Productions. Favorite credits include: Ponytail Girl in Sweet Charity (Stoneham Theater), Velma in West Side Story (Opera North), and Hotbox Girl in Guys and Dolls (Reagle Music Theater). Ruby has been commissioned to choreograph for theater camps, A Capella groups, and has produced and choreographed many dance on films. Ruby has also written and directed her own original musical titled LOVE QUADRANT, that is currently being rewritten and produced here in NYC.