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
Ms. Jenkins joined the Board of Covenant House International in December 2009. She has traveled to many of the U.S. Covenant House sites as well as the sites in Canada and Mexico and met and spent time with the residents, showing up for the kids time and again. She has participated in many of the Night of Broadway Stars events helping to raise money and awareness for homeless youth. Ms. Jenkins is also a member of the Broadway Sleep Out committee and in the past 6 years has helped to raise over a million dollars.
“The kids of Covenant House stretch my heart wider than I ever dreamed possible, they are my heroes”.
Most recently she released a new CD entitled ‘Phenomenal Woman; The Maya Angelou Songs’. Capathia’s Broadway credits include Newsies; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; The Look of Love; and The Civil War. Additional stage credits include Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; (mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story (Drama Desk nomination); Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and The Colored Museum (Huntington Theatre Company). Capathia has been featured on original cast recordings for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and Children of Eden. Capathia’s television and film credits include The Wiz Live on NBC, 30 Rock, The Practice, Law & Order, The Sopranos, Third Watch, Law & Order: SVU, Top Five, and Musical Chairs. Capathia has appeared as a soloist with many symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad including Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Philly Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Capathia is also featured on the soundtracks for Smash (seasons 1 and 2), Nine, Chicago, Mission to Mars, and Legally Blonde 2. www.capathiajenkins.com
BRANDON VICTOR DIXON
Brandon Victor Dixon most recently starred as Collins in “RENT: Live” on FOX and as Judas Iscariot in NBC’s "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (Emmy, Critics Choice and NAACP Image Award nominations). On Broadway, he most recently starred as Aaron Burr in 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: “POWER,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “One Life to Live,” “The Good Wife,” “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” and Amazon Studios’ “Modern Love.” Dixon’s debut single, “#WeAre” is currently available for download on iTunes, with all proceeds benefitting YoungNewYorkers.org. Dixon was raised in Maryland, and is a graduate of Columbia University. He is the co-founder of WalkRunFly Productions.