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“You’re only as good as the chance you take.”
— Al Pacino
I’m an actress, singer and comedienne and have performed professionally for 35 years. I’m known for an award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman: Everything The Traffic Will Allow. It opened in 2001 and led to a dual career as a musical theatre historian and performer. My most recent project, One of the Girls, which I wrote/conceived, celebrates the wit and wisdom of Hello, Dolly! composer, Jerry Herman. It debuted at Birdland Jazz in August 2019. I’m a distinguished Alumna of the University of Utah. I perform with symphony orchestras across the country and often teach masterclasses for the ASCAP Foundation — dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow by preserving its legacy to the past. Some of my most exciting opportunities have been as an actress in the development of new works: I played the title role in Hazel at Drury Lane in Chicago (based on the iconic tv show starring Shirley Booth); Miss Lemon in The Nutty Professor, directed by Jerry Lewis, with a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes; I starred in Goodspeed Opera’s Hello, Dolly! and have done two critically acclaimed productions of Gypsy. I am NYC-based and have done several Off-Broadway and regional, television and radio productions. I’ve been a member of the actors’ union, Actors’ Equity, since1985 and joined SAG/AFTRA in 2009.
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Chris has traveled the world singing with some of the most prestigious symphonic orchestras including The Tokyo Philharmonic, Evergreen Orchestra (Taipei), Metropolitan Orchestra (Singapore), Neverland Orchestra (Tokyo), Buffalo Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Ocean City Pops and Encore Orchestra (Walt Disney World.)
Theatrical credits include OFF-BROADWAY: A Dog Story, Katzelmacher U.S.A. REGIONAL: Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, HAIR, Matilda, A Christmas Carol and Into The Woods (League of Cincinnati Award.)
Chris can be heard on three “Disney on Classic” recordings and seen across Disney Chanel Japan in the live broadcast of Disney on Classic featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic.
Chris is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
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Joe Chisholm is a New York based actor, and owner of web design company Chisholm Designs. A graduate of the Musical Theatre program at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), he then moved to London and received his MFA in Classical Acting from the famed Drama Centre London (Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Simon Callow). He was most recently seen in the premiere of Micheal McKeever’s new play Mr. Parker, at Penguin Rep. Off-Broadway in safeword., Afterglow, and She Has A Name. NYC: The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (WorkShop Theatre), 2000 Nickels (NYMF), The Last Adam, Alice, Pieces. London: Twelfth Night, Hedda Gabler, Elektra. Moscow: Ivanov. Recently seen as Berger in HAIR at Geva Theatre.
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Victoria has been seen at famed theatre’s around the world such as New York's Public Theatre, the Goodspeed Opera House, the Atlanta Hertz, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and more. Some of her favorite credits include the Public Theatre's Into the Woods, The Theory of Relativity at the Goodspeed Opera House, Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, at Bucks County Playhouse, and The Marvelous Wonderettes with the Utah Shakespeare Festival. She has her BFA in Musical Theatre from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
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Scott is one of New York’s most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’CLOCK NUMBERS AT 11 O’CLOCK which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine which pronounced it “quite simply, the best these ears have ever heard.”
Scott was director and star of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE SYMPHONIC CONCERT in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production which premiered in December 2013.
Since 1997, Scott has performed around the country with award-winning songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich in their many revues. While singing with Goldrich and Heisler he was discovered by Oscar and Grammy winning composer Stephen Schwartz who then invited him to join the revue STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS. That revue (starring Schwartz and Coulter along with Liz Callaway and Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte) has been performing all over the world since 1999. Schwartz has said, “One of the greatest things that can happen to a composer is to have his music interpreted by Scott Coulter.”
Scott regularly performs in concert both as a solo artist and with a variety of legendary performers including Stephen Schwartz, Tony-winner Ben Vereen and Grammy-winner Sheena Easton. He has performed with symphonies all over the world including San Francisco, Baltimore, Seattle, Phoenix, Winnipeg, St. Louis and Calgary. Noted for his soaring high notes and pure tone, Scott’s vocal versatility has garnered rave reviews from coast to coast. “Coulter is a stratospheric tenor” (The Wall Street Journal) who “sings to the balcony with a soaring theatrical savvy.” (Variety) “Coulter’s distinctive tenor packs an emotional wallop” (Huffington Post) while possessing “an 80s pop rock star strength, reminiscent of Phil Collins.” (San Francisco Examiner)
As a director Scott’s credits include many shows for The Town Hall in NY (BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, BROADWAY’S RISING STARS, BROADWAY ORIGINALS, BROADWAY UNPLUGGED) and BBTY for The Berkshire Theatre Festival and Broadway by the Bay. Along with Michael Kerker and ASCAP, he’s produced and directed several installments of Michael Feinstein’s STANDARD TIME at Carnegie Hall. He is creator, arranger and director of several touring shows including CINEMA TOAST, SOUTHERN COMFORT, BROADWAY’S ELITE, THAT’S LIFE: A TOAST TO SINATRA, YOU’VE GO T A FRIEND: CAROLE KING, NEIL SEDAKA AND THE MUSIC OF THE BRILL BUILDING, BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY! and his critically acclaimed solo show, THE FELLA SINGS ELLA, which honors the life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. His concert creation THE KING: THE MUSIC OF ELVIS premiered with the Calgary Philharmonic and is currently playing symphony halls across America and Canada.
Scott has taught master classes from Los Angeles to Kalamazoo to Riga, Latvia and is creator of his own unique group vocal coaching series called SONGBOOK. Scott recently wrote the book for the new musical GOT TO BE THERE which celebrates the life and music of songwriter Elliot Willensky.
Scott is founder/owner of Spot-On Entertainment. He’s a resident director of programming at 54 Below (Broadway’s Supper Club) in NYC and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
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Equally at home in the worlds of musical theatre and cabaret, Jenna Dallacco has established herself as a sought after vocalist and performer for the better part of a decade. Her New York theatre credits include Anastasia Steele in the musical parody 50 Shades of F***ed up at Sophie’s on Broadway, Cruel Shoes and Marry Harry for the influential NYMF, and America’s Sweetheart with Musicals Tonight. In regional theatre, she has starred in productions of Disney's Tarzan (Jane), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), and Carrie (title role). In addition, Jenna can regularly be found in the workshop process of some of the musical theatre's hottest young composers.
As a cabaret artist, Jenna has had the privilege of appearing at many prestigious New York City venues, including Feinstein's at the Regency, Birdland, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and 54 Below, and has been spotlighted in numerous Broadway By the Year concerts at Manhattan’s historic Town Hall. Her symphonic concert work with Spot On Entertainment includes performances with the Phoenix Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Jenna has also appeared in Spot On's Broadway Today! at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport NY, as well as the Kirkland Performing Arts Center in Decatur IL.
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Twelve-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Winner, Natalie Douglas, has been called “a true force of nature,” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK). She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Cafe Carlyle, The Town Hall, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Pheasantry in London, and at Birdland Jazz Club where her award-winning TRIBUTES monthly residency (Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Nat “King” Cole, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Flack and more) is now in its fourth year. She has released three albums, including the MAC Award Winning “Human Heart. Natalie has also made her mark as a much sought after educator & actor - she is a Master Teacher for both the Mabel Mercer Foundation & the 2020 Eugene O’Neill Cabaret & Performance Conference. Natalie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from USC in Psychology, Theatre and Women’s Studies and a Master's Degree from UCLA in Psychology and Theatre.
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After years spent training for and performing on the stage, Dan has transitioned to a role behind the scenes as a producer, director, general manager and coach. In 2017, Dan co-founded Forbidden Theatre Co., an educational theatre company where he acts as the Executive Producing Director. Dan currently serves as the General Manager of the Pocono Mountain Musical Festival while continuing to work with Spot-On Entertainment, Director Scott Coulter's concert production company and Alchemation, Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum's production office. He has spent the past few years coaching young artists, helping them gain acceptance into some of the top acting and musical theatre programs including the University of Michigan, CCM and NYU. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a proud member of AEA.
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Blaine Alden Krauss, originally from Tampa Bay FL, maintains an energetic career on Broadway, Television and in concert. At age 28 he has toured internationally with symphony orchestras, appeared on stage in Hamilton, The Cher Show, The Great Comet, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and has had the honor of performing at The White House twice. He can be seen on season two of Primetime Emmy Award nominated television series POSE and in concert throughout New York City. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
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Lorinda Lisitza is a New York based, award-winning singer/actress originally from Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan. She has performed Off-Broadway as a member of the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre where she starred in "The ThreePenny Opera" and as "Mother Courage" to rave reviews. As a vocalist she has been a part of The Town Hall's historic "Broadway by the Year" and "Unplugged" series and is a OG member of The Joe Iconis Family with whom she regularly performs in theatres and nightclubs throughout NYC for a devoted cult following. She has won three MAC Awards, a Bistro Award and a Nightlife Award for her work in cabaret and received the prestigious Patrick Lee Independent Theater Blogger Award for her one woman show, "Triumphant Baby!", written for her by Joe Iconis and Robert Maddock. Future Iconis collaborations include the much anticipated "Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Bio" and "Love In Hate Nation". Lorinda has appeared on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," plays a mean harmonica and is an avid Texas Hold'em player. She is thrilled to be a part of the "Spot-On" Family, spending time singing with her friends!
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Will is an actor, comedian, and creative in New York City. He has performed internationally, touring with CATS and A Chorus Line, and at sea with Disney Cruise Line. Will has also had the honor of performing at renowned theatres across the country including The MUNY (The Little Mermaid, All Shook Up), Theatre Under The Stars (How To Succeed…), McCarter Theatre Center (A Christmas Carol), The Fulton Theatre (Hello Dolly, A Christmas Story), Berkshire Theatre Group (HAIR), and Off-Broadway in Bells Are Ringing. With SpotOn Entertainment, he has appeared in “Disco Inferno” and “Turn The Beat Around.” As a Standup Comedian, he has appeared in clubs across Manhattan including Dangerfields, Club Cumming, and Greenwich Comedy Club. Most recently, Will served as Associate Director/Choreographer of “Never Sleep Alone” aboard The Scarlet Lady for Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages. As a teaching artist, Will believes with all his heart that live performance can and should cultivate empathy and courage, and should be shared joyously and generously. He is passionate about helping his students, across all mediums, take courageous steps into their own vulnerability, and find new ways to unlock their artistry.
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CoCo Smith is a performer originally from Cleveland, OH and a graduate of the American and Musical Dramatic Academy in New York. CoCo made their start in the hot Broadway musical The Book of Mormon and continued with the show via tour and the original Australian cast. CoCo has recently been seen in the off-Broadway musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Mary Nevin), Oklahoma (Ado Annie), and in “RESPECT” The Music of Aretha Franklin as one of the three soloists.
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Justin is a New York City based actor, singer, dancer, and educator. A rural Indiana transplant, Justin began performing regularly in NYC after being selected to perform in the 2013 Broadway's Rising Stars concert at Town Hall under the direction of Scott Coulter. A proud member of Actor's Equity Association, some favorite professional credits include the regional tour of "Annie Get Your Gun" (Frank Butler) under the direction of Judy Norton, National Tour of "Junie B. Jones" (Mr. Scary), "Funny Girl" (Eddie Ryan), "Into the Woods" (Cinderella's Prince), and the role of Candide at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's "One Hand, One Heart" tribute concert to Leonard Bernstein. Justin has toured nationally with five-time Grammy nominated singer and archivist Michael Feinstein and performs regularly at Feinstein's/ 54 Below, Metropolitan Room, Town Hall, and Laurie Beechman Theatre. Justin's symphonic concert work includes performances with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Gainesville Orchestra, Signature Symphony, Phoenix Symphony and Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra,
Working professionally with younger generations for over ten years, Justin is still exploring his love of teaching the arts, personal training, and wellness coaching in New York City and across the country. In addition to working as a guest Choreographer and Associate Director in Musical Theatre at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Traverse City, Michigan, Justin is the National Head of Performing Arts for Fusion Academy's sixty-five campuses across the United States. When Justin is not balancing his careers in the performing arts, education, and physical wellness, he can be found reading at the nearest coffeehouse or potentially binge eating Sour Patch Kids whilst hiking in nature.
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Cincinnati Conservatory of Music alum Melvin Tunstall made his Broadway debut in the Tony winning hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Sondheim Theater and performed the entire 6 year Broadway run! Melvin also appeared in the European Tour of the Tony Award winning hit musical Ain’t Misbehaving after originating the role of “Ja’Keith” in the Original Toronto Company of the Broadway smash Rock of Ages.Melvin is proud to have played some of the world’s renowned stages, including starring roles at the Folies Bergére, the Kennedy Center, The Town Hall in New York City and Radio City Music Hall. Also an accomplished Playwright, Melvin’s TYA phenomenon Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical took home the Off Broadway Alliance Award for it’s Atlantic Theater production. He is currently at work on The Supadupa Kid Musical with Barrington Stage Company and his contemporary take on the JM Barrie classic, Pete(HER)Pan was just selected as the next Virtual Production from Musicals At Home!
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Kirsten is an award winning actress hailing from Clarksburg, WV. Her Broadway credits include Annie (Lily St. Regis), A Christmas Story the Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz), Elf (Santa's Elf), Shrek (Shoemaker's Elf), Grease (Frenchy, 2007 revival), High Fidelity (Anna), The Pajama Game (Poopsie), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes) and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy/Sally standby). Regional roles include Agnes Gooch in Mame at the Goodspeed Opera House for which she won a Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at The Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater and Great Lakes Theater, Ellie Mae Chipley in the San Francisco Opera production of Show Boat, Charity in Sweet Charity, Annie in The Play That Goes Wrong and many, many more. Kirsten's TV credits include Blue Bloods, Naked Brothers Band, As the World Turns and All My Children. Kirsten has her own coaching studio and is on the teaching staff of Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy. Her students have been seen in The Book of Mormon, Summer, Wicked and in theaters all across the country. She is a proud graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is the creator and host of the web series Broadway Nosh.
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John has been a music director and pianist in NYC for over 20 years. This will be his 13th year as music director for BROADWAY’S RISING STARS at the famed Town Hall NY, where he also worked on numerous BROADWAY ORIGINALS concerts. He made his Lincoln Center debut this year, music directing for the current Tony award winner, Ali Stroker, in her sold out AMERICAN SONGBOOK concert. He spent 7 seasons as music director for the highly acclaimed musical theatre program at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires. His last season saw him working hand in hand with Stephen Schwartz and Chet Walker on the creation of a new ballet, The Boy on the Roof. This past year has taken him to the symphony world as a guest artist with the Santa Ana Symphony Orchestra in Music of the Knights, and the Signature Symphony in Tulsa for a Bernstein/Robbins celebration. In NYC, he is a regular fixture at Feinstein’s/54 Below, music directing everything from Sondheim to Sinatra. Recent highlights include Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner’s sold out run of UNATTACHED, and the 25th Anniversary concert of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, part of the award winning 54 SINGS series for which he also music directed APPLAUSE, MACK & MABEL, and KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN. Other NY credits include pianist for the previous Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, pianist/conductor for TALK OF THE TOWN Bank Street Theatre, TAKE ME ALONG Irish Rep, NAKED BOYS SINGING at New World Stages, and much more. He has been on staff at Applause NY, The Growing studio, AMDA, HB Studios, The New School, and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
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