Dates: February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th @ 7:30 PM.
February 24th @ 10:30 PM.
Red Lacquer 240 West 52nd Street
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NICK CEARLEY (Miss Great Plains)Thrilled to return to Pageant after previously appearing in The Stoneham Theatre Production. Broadway 1st National: All Shook Up (Dir. Chris Ashley). Favorite roles include: Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show (directed by Hunter Foster), Henry in Next to Normal (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati/ LCT Award for Acting Excellence), …And Then I Wrote a Song About It (Best Lead Actor in a Musical/ The Star Ledger; Peter Filichia and Best Performance in a One Person Show/StageSceneLA), Leaf Coneybear in …Spelling Bee (American Stage) and Duke in …Trailer Park (Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati). Also a musician, Nick co-created and is ½ of the Indie-Rock Comedy Duo known as The Skivvies with Lauren Molina. www.theskivviesnyc.com Twitter: @clearlycearley and @theskivviesnyc. For Calvin.
FRANKIE J. GRANDE (Miss Industrial Northeast)is a Broadway performer/producer turned host/YouTube star! Some of his favorite credits include performing in Mamma Mia on Broadway, producing Hamlet on Broadway starring Jude Law, winning the title of Mr. Broadway 2007 and producing/co-directing Brooke Shield's one woman show at Feinsteins. He is currently working hard on taking over the Internet one social media platform at a time, and was recently a finalist in RyanSeacrest.com's Favorite YouTube Personality competition. Check out his tweets, keeks, instagrams & especially his YouTube channel all under @frankiejgrande.
DOUGLAS LYONS (Miss Bible Belt)When not in heels, Douglas can currently be heard singing "Up on The Roof" in Broadway's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Broadway/Tour: The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls (Apollo) and Rent. Douglas is a proud Hartt School Alumni. Much love to Harold and Cyd at CLA, my parents and the Man above. Check out #Love (Live), the Pop & R&B debut album from contemporary composing team Lyons & Pakchar. If you want it, I say go get it. "May the best WOMAN, WIN".
BRAD OSCAR (Frankie Cavallier)Broadway: Big Fish, Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Producers (Tony nomination), The Addams Family, Spamalot, Jekyll & Hyde, Aspects of Love. Nat’l Tour: Young Frankenstein, Jekyll & Hyde. West End: The Producers. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, The Body Beautiful, Bells Are Ringing (Encores!) and Do Re Mi. Directed and performed in Broadway by the Year 1931and 1968 at Town Hall. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Barrington Stage), Barnum (Asolo Rep/Maltz Jupiter-Carbonell Award, Best Actor in a Musical), The Mystery of Irma Vep, Cabaret and Damn Yankees (Arena Stage), The First Wives Club (Old Globe), Moonlight and Magnolias (Cape Playhouse), Annie (TOTS, Atlanta). Film: Ghost Town, The Producers. TV: Smash, The Good Wife and three Law & Orders.
ALEX RINGLER (Miss Texas)is honored to be a contestant for the title of Miss Glamouress. No stranger to heels, Alex recently untucked from the First National Tour of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Emu, U/S Adam/Felicia). Broadway: West Side Story (Jet/Shark). Tour: A Chorus Line (Greg), West Side Story (Action), Cats (Alonzo). Regional: Naked Boys Singing, Seussical. Thanks to the cast and creative of Pageant, Duncan Stewart casting, The Mine and my friends and family for not kicking my ass for wearing a dress. http://alexringler.com
MARTY THOMAS (Miss Deep South)has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Xanadu and The Secret Garden and Off-Broadway in The Black Nativity and My Big Gay Italian Wedding. He was named Mr. Broadway 2008 and was a 1992 Junior Vocalist Star Search Champion. He is a Grammy nominated recording artist and has toured Europe with the famed Harlem Gospel Singers. He appeared in the film Big Gay Musical, and on the TV show Two Broke Girls as Damon. You can see him Monday nights at Industry Bar and touring with his group, Marty Thomas Presents Diva. His music is available on itunes and his website www.martythomas.com. Although he hails from the Midwest, he's proud to compete representing the Deep South. Follow @martythomasbway.
SETH TUCKER Miss West Coastcouldn’t be more excited to be Miss West Coast, and couldn’t be more humbled working these amazing men/women. Originally from Arizona, Seth was most recently seen as Phil in Our Kiki at last summer’s Fringe Festival. He can currently be seen as the star of the comedic web show Acting Up. Favorite past credits include: Leaf in 25th Annual Putnam..., Marty in Beyond The Music, Rod/Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q and Snoopy in …Charlie Brown. Thanks to my family, friends, Sime, the Judy Boals team, Shea, Andy and the fabulous Pageant team! www.sethatucker.com
ALBERT EVANS (Composer)
Albert Evans is the composer and co-lyracist of the Dickens-Goes-Nashville fantasy A Country Christmas Carol. He co-authored the score for the Off-Broadway cult hit Nite Club Confidential. His lyrics are featured in the New York City Opera’s new performing version of The Merry Widow televised on Live From Lincoln Center (PBS). Mr. Evans is Composer-In-Residence at New Jersey’s Papermill Playhouse, where he has written lyrics for Mikado, Inc., and music for Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights. His other scores include The Texas Chainsaw Musical, Five on the Aisle, and Ten Nights in a Barroom. Most recently, Mr. Evans has adapted a score of classic George M. Cohan songs (and written a few new pieces) for the stage musical biography Yankee Doodle Dandy.
FRANK KELLY (Co-author: Book and Lyrics)
wrote the lyrics and sketches for Xmas! The Xpose! which played at The Duplex in NYC. With Bill Russell, he co-authored the book and lyrics for two other theater pieces: Pageant: The Musical and The Texas Chainsaw Musical. Frank taught at Farmingdale State College for 33 years. He is working on a collection of poems about growing up.
BILL RUSSELL (Co-author Book/Lyrics)
wrote book and lyrics for the Broadway musical Side Show, receiving Tony nominations for both. A revised version begins at the La Jolla (CA) Playhouse in November, directed by Bill Condon and co-produced by the Kennedy Center (DC) where it will play in the spring of 2014. He has directed Pageant in London (Fringe, West End), Chicago, L.A., Atlanta, Boston and the University of Kansas. He authored book and lyrics for Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens and directed it in New York and London’s Fringe and West End, among many others. Bill wrote book and lyrics for Lucky Duck, directing it at the Boston Conservatory. The Last Smoker in America (book, lyrics) premiered Off-Broadway last summer. Lyric credits include the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular and the official theme for Gay Games. For more, please visit www.billrussell.net.
ROBERT LONGBOTTOM (Original Concept)
made his Broadway debut as Director/Choreographer on the original musical Side Show, which earned four TONY Award nominations including Best Musical. Other Broadway credits include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song following its premiere at The Mark Taper Forum. This production earned Mr. Longbottom a Tony Award nomination for his Choreography as well as an Astaire, and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Other Broadway credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bye Bye Birdie for The Roundabout Theatre, and a new production of Dreamgirls that premiered at the Apollo Theatre before embarking on an International Tour. He also directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway hit Pageant, Disney’s On the Record, Carnival for the Kennedy Center, The Radio City Music Hall CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR 1994-2000 and Show Boat at Carnegie Hall. Plays include Mister Roberts for the Kennedy Center and Hay Fever for the Old Globe.
MATT LENZ (Director)
Broadway: Hairspray (Associate Director), Catch Me If You Can (Associate Director), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Resident Director for Broadway and Tours) and Wicked’s 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Gershwin Theater. Also, Hairspray national tours and companies in South Africa, UK, Toronto, Las Vegas and Germany and the national tour of Catch Me if You Can. Off-Broadway: The Irish Curse (Soho Playhouse), Idaho! (NYMF ’08 – “Best of Fest” and “Best Director” Awards), Fingers and Toes (NYMF) Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Casa Manana, St. Louis MUNY, North Carolina Theatre, Zach Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Short North Stage, Forestburgh Playhouse, Stamford Ctr for the Arts. Matt is a member of SDC and a director and teaching artist with The Broadway Dreams Foundation.
SHEA SULLIVAN (Choreographer)
No stranger to pageants, Shea was 1st runner up in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in 1995 and since then has choreographed for hundreds of contestants in the Miss America system including Mallory Hagan- Miss America 2013. As a theater/film and TV choreographer, Shea recently received a Carbonell Award for choreography for the 2nd consecutive year. Choreography for Pan Am (ABC), Sweet Charity (Cape Playhouse), Music Man (Maltz Jupiter, Carbonell Award), Kiss Me Kate (Cape Playhouse), Legally Blonde (Cape Playhouse), Southern Comfort (Cap 21 and Barrington Stage), Crazy For You (Cape Playhouse), Grease (Surflight), Ragtime (Lyric Theatre) Crazy For You (Maltz Jupiter, Carbonell Award), Easter Bonnet 2011 Opening Number (Minskoff Theatre), Fingers and Toes (Urban Stages), Dames at Sea (Bay Street Theatre), Pageant: The Musical (Stoneham Theatre), DanceBreak ’08, and the feature films The Big Gay Musical and Go Go Crazy. Music videos for Boice, Katie Thompson and DanceOn. For more info visit www.SheaSullivan.com / @sheasullivan.
MARK HARTMAN (Music Director)
Broadway: Sondheim On Sondheim (Associate Conductor), Avenue Q (Associate Conductor, later Music Director), 1776 (keyboard staff), Miss Saigon (keyboard staff). Off-Broadway/Regional: Silence! The Musical (Music Supervisor), A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theater – IRNE Award Nomination, Best Music Director), and many others. Mark is the recipient of two MAC Awards and the Backstage Bistro Award for Music Direction.
PAUL TATE DEPOO III (Set Design)
is a scenic designer for opera, musicals, plays, concerts and special events based in Manhattan. Most recently, Paul created the sets for A Christmas Carol (Capital Rep), Annie (Maltz Jupiter- Carbonell Award Nominee for Best Scenic Design), Look Upon Our Lowliness (NYC Movement Co.), Hello Dolly (Cape Playhouse), Avenue Q (Adirondack Theatre Festival), Broadway’s Beauty Pageant, and the 2013 Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He previously designed A Raisin In the Sun (Palm Beach Dramaworks), The Music Man [(Maltz Jupiter) Carbonell Award's Best Musical Production], Hello, Dolly! (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The Kite Runner (Boston Repertory Theatre) and the National Tour for indie band Neutral Milk Hotel’s The Music Tapes. Upcoming productions include the new web series Oh, Liza, Master Harold and the Boys (Luna Stage) and both Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center, and Chicago Lyric Opera’s Marriage of Figaro with scenic designer James Noone. Originally from Key West, FL, Paul is a design graduate of Boston University. www.pauldepoo.com
STEPHEN YEARICK (Costume Designer)
Working with Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss America contestants from the beginning of his design career has led to a remarkable association. In fact, wearing a Stephen Yearick was (and still is) considered a good luck talisman. (28 of the last 35 Miss Americas have worn his designs). Yearick’s sparkling designs have adorned such television shows as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Night of 100 Stars, Star Search, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show, and Oprah. When image is paramount, celebrities annually parade Stephen’s creations down the red carpet at The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards, The Tony Awards, The Emmy Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, The People’s Choice Awards, The Country Music Awards, and The Latin Billboard Awards. He also utilized his talents to design gowns seen in such movies as Lace II starring Phoebe Cates, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Beautiful starring Minnie Driver. Given his influence on the current look of Miss America, Stephen was sought by director Sally Field to authenticate Beautiful; a Hollywood movie with a pageant theme. With a number of television shows and movies under his designing belt, Yearick’s attention is increasingly attracted to the stage as another outlet for his creativity. Producing lavish costumes for two Las Vegas shows, Enter The Night at the Stardust and Splash at the Riviera, has parleyed Stephen into designing costumes for the Broadway-bound musical Holy Fire.
PAUL MILLER (Lighting Designer)
Broadway: Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room Only, 3 Encores. Off-Broadway: Lucky Guy, Nunsense, Vanities – the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Balancing Act. Regional: Stratford Shakespeare, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, Paper Mill, and Goodspeed. Tours: Shrek, Elf, Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, Nunsense, Scooby Doo, The Sound of Music. Television: Live From Lincoln Center, the internationally televised “New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square.”
DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY (Casting)
Duncan Stewart/Benton Whitley: Pippin, We Will Rock You, Natasha Pierre & Great Comet of 1812, Chicago, La Cage, Thriller Live, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall, A.R.T., Menier Chocolate Factory, Royal Caribbean. Various Off-Broadway, regional, CSA. dstewartco.com
JASON A. QUINN (Production Stage Manager)
Broadway: Tale of Two Cities, Cabaret, Phantom, Urban Cowboy, Candide with the NY Philharmonic, Pre-Broadway Normal Heart, First Date, Annie Get Your Gun, In My Life. Tour: Tommy Tune’s Dr. Dolittle. Big Apple Circus. Off-Broadway: Criss Angel Mindfreak, Rooms: A Rock Romance, Scott Wittman’s Jukebox Jackie Roundabout’s Howard Katz, Beyond Glory, The Overwhelming. For BC/EFA: Broadway Bares, Easter Bonnet, Broadway on Broadway. The Actor’s Fund: The Visit, Nothing Like A Dame. Events: Reopening the Statue of Liberty after 9/11, GLAAD Media Awards, US Open, Clinton Global Initiative; events for Miller Light, VH1, New Yorker Magazine, NY Yankees, and NFL.
DEBORA PORAZZI (Stage Manager)
is a veteran stage manager of eleven Broadway shows and was the Production Stage Manager of the original production of Pageant. She has worked for the Tony Awards, Carnegie Hall, The Clinton Global Initiative, Education Nation for NBC, and Arthur Ashe Kids Day for CBS. Her credits include serving as an Assistant Production Manager at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and before that, Director of Performances, Arts Education at NJPAC. Most recently she served as Assistant Transportation Manager of the World Science Festival.
SETH SIKES (Assistant Director)
Director: BUNKED! at Fringe NYC and Broadway Beauty Pageant 7. Assistant/Associate Directing credits include: The Nance (Broadway), Tribes (Off-Broadway), Sweet Bird of Youth (The Goodman), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (NY Philharmonic).
LAEL VAN KEUREN (Assistant Choreographer)
Broadway: Sister Act (original cast). 1st Nat’l: Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert). TV: Wendy Williams, Dancing With The Stars, The View. Most fabulous credit: Dancing on a Dream at The Duke on 42nd, where she first danced Shea Sullivan’s choreography. Thank you Shea! Get into it! laelvankeuren.com
SAS PRODUCTIONS (Producer)
is a NY based Production company that produces full length productions, industrials, corporate events and instructional dance DVDs. Highlights include events starring John Legend, The New York Knicks Dancers and members of the Radio City Rockettes, Dancing on a Dream (The Duke on 42nd Street) and R.R.R.E.D A Secret Musical (NYMF).
ABS PRODUCTIONS (Executive Producer)
ABS Productions has worked on a number of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and festival productions throughout the United States and London, offering a variety of management and production services, as well as developmental and creative consultation for new plays and musicals. ABS Productions is managed by Tony Award winner Andy Sandberg, whose producing and directing credits include Hair (Broadway; Tony Award; London’s West End), Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (Broadway; Tony Award nomination), The Last Smoker in America (Westside Theatre), Shida (Ars Nova; four Audelco Award nominations), Operation Epsilon (Central Square Theater; three Elliot Norton Award nominations), Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory, London), A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane Theatre), Vigil (DR2 Theatre), Craving for Travel (Peter J. Sharp Theater), and Zelda at the Oasis (St. Luke’s Theatre), as well as multiple readings, workshops, festivals, and benefits. AndySandberg.com / @Andy_Sandberg