OUR TALENTED PERFORMERS
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Neil Berg is the composer/co-lyricist of award-winning new rock musical The 12, written with Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan, which premiered at the Denver Center. His other shows include the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, the new Broadway-bound musical Grumpy Old Men which is set to have its official US Premiere this summer at The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Tim and Scrooge which ran at the Westchester Broadway Theater in NY, and The Man Who Would Be King. Neil is the creator/co-producer of the #1 Broadway touring concert in America, Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway, as well as Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll and Neil Berg’s Pianomen. He is the co-producer of the Off Broadway Alliance Award-Winning revival of Closer Than Ever. www.neilberg.com
Capathia Jenkins, featured in the record setting NBC LIVE telecast of ‘The Wiz'. Broadway – Newsies, Martin Short-Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, The Look of Love, The Civil War. Off-Broadway – Nora Ephron’s Love Loss and What I Wore, (mis)Understanding Mammy-The Hattie McDaniel Story, (Drama Desk Nomination) Caroline, or Change, Godspell. Huntington Theatre Co. – The Colored Museum Original Cast recordings – Martin Short-Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, Godspell, Children of Eden. Television – 30 Rock, the Practice, Law & Order, the Sopranos, Third watch, Law & Order-SVU. Film-Top Five, Musical Chairs. Soloist for many symphony orchestras in the U.S. and Abroad including Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Philly Pops, National Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Calgary Symphony. Soundtracks – Seasons 1&2 Smash, Nine, Chicago, Mission to Mars, Legally Blonde 2. www.capathiajenkins.com
Rita Harvey’s Broadway credits include Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. Rita’s most recent Regional credits include Helen in Fun Home, Diana in Next to Normal, Ethel McCormick in Footloose and Martha Cratchitt in Tim and Scrooge. Other credits include Lady Edith in The Prince and the Pauper, Elizabeth in Frankenstein the Musical, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, and Julie Jordan in Carousel.
Danny Zolli is best known for his performances starring as Jesus & Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar in more than 23 productions worldwide (including Broadway and six National/International Tours.) Other starring credits include Che in Evita, Tobias in Sweeny Todd, Joseph in Joseph… Dreamcoat, and The Arbiter in Chess.
BRANDON VICTOR DIXON
Brandon currently co-stars as Terry Silver on the STARZ hit series, “Power.” He most recently starred as Judas in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live and as Aaron Burr in Broadway’s HAMILTON. Previous Broadway credits include: Eubie Blake in Shuffle Along (Tony Award nomination), Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical (Grammy and Drama League Award nominations), and Harpo in The Color Purple (Tony Award nomination). National tour: Simba in The Lion King. Off-Broadway: F**king A, Rent and The Scottsboro Boys (Lucille Lortel, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Laurence Olivier Award nominations). Television: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “One Life to Live,” and “The Good Wife.” Dixon was raised in Maryland, and is a graduate of Columbia University. He is the co-founder of WalkRunFly Productions. @brandonvdixon
Natalie Toro has appeared on Broadway as Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities, Eponine in Les Misérables, and Sally in A Christmas Carol. National Tours: Camila in In The Heights, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Eva Peron in Evita, Grizabella in CATS, and West Side Story. Natalie has recorded two solo CD’s and travels the oceans across the world performing her solo show as a headliner for major cruise lines. www.natalietoro.com
RICHARD TODD ADAMS
Richard Todd Adams has spent much of the last decade performing across the country in some of the most sought-after roles in musical theatre. Most recently, he was the standby for the roles of Old Deuteronomy and Gus/Bustopher in the 2016 Broadway revival of CATS. He is one of a handful of American actors to have portrayed the Phantom, Jean Valjean, and Javert. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began his career starring as Raoul with both the Los Angeles and national touring companies of The Phantom of the Opera. Upon returning to New York, he appeared Off-Broadway in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish at Second Stage, and David Friedman’s Listen to My Heart at Studio 54.
He made his Broadway debut in 2005 in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White, and shortly thereafter, appeared on Broadway again in Boublil and Schoenberg’s The Pirate Queen. He won the 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for his portrayal of Javert in the Chicago production of Les Misérables at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. He then returned to the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera, this time to play the Phantom. For three years, he toured the country, appearing as both Jean Valjean and Javert in the 25th anniversary national tour of Les Misérables. Regionally, he has starred in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde, 1776, Show Boat, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. He also sings throughout the world with major orchestras, including the Omaha Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Vancouver Symphony.
Rick teaches voice for Broadway Theater Workshops (in residence at St. Joseph Regional HS in Montvale, NJ). He also serves as SJR’s chorus director and music directed the Spring 2018 production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He resides in South Orange, NJ with his wife, Maria Eberline, and their son, Nathaniel.