The 2010 Carousel Music Theater Cast
Sam was born in raised in Naples, NY, a small town in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. By the age of ten he found himself on stage at the local summer theater. He stayed busy with music and theater all through high school. Last year Sam graduated from the University of Vermont where he studied music (vocal performance) and sociology. While at the university Sam co-founded and served as president of the Traditional Music club and acted as Music Director of the Hit Paws a Cappella group. Professionally, Sam has stayed busy as an actor and singer, having done shows in VT, NH, MA, NJ, and NY. Sam moved to New York City last fall and has been in several NY area productions since then. Most recently, he had the great privilege of performing on the stage of Carnegie Hall—singing with the Clurman singers as part of the NY Pops’ “The Best of Lerner and Loewe” program in April. Sam is delighted to have the chance to spend the summer season in beautiful Boothbay Harbor and sing for the good people here. www.sherwoodsounds.com
Julie is proud to be making her debut with the Carousel Music Theatre! A native of Delmar, New York, Julie is a Coloratura Soprano, with a Master’s in Voice Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor’s in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
Favorite roles have included Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls,” Erma in “Anything Goes!” Cunegonde in “Candide,” Woman 1 in “Songs for a New World,” Maria in concert performances of “West Side Story,” Lily in concert performances of “Carnival,” among dancing roles in “Crazy for You,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” and in a series of dance performances in the Euroculture Festival in Auvergne, France.
Hailed by the Times Union as a “Pick of Week,” for her performances as the Soprano Soloist with the Capitol Chamber Artists in Bach’s Kleine Magnificat. Other classical roles have included Flora, in Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw,” Fraquita in “Carmen,” Cunegonde in “Candide,” and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She also had the opportunity to sing the leading role in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, in Paris, France in 2008. She was a finalist in the Fall 2008 Friends of Eastman Opera Competition, and was a prize winner in the New Jersey N.A.T.S competition in 2006, and in the May 2009 Jessye Kneisel German Lieder Competition.
Julie is also an accomplished violinist, and studies voice with Rita Shane in Manhattan, NY.
A native of New Jersey, Christopher is thrilled to be a part of Carousel Music Theater this summer. His favorite regional credits include; “Into the Woods” (Jack), “West Side Story” (Tony), “Treasure Island” in American Sign Language (Jim Hawkins), “Assassins” (Czolgosz), and “How to Succeed…” (Bud Frump). In his first year in theater in High School, he was nominated ‘Best Supporting Actor’ out of 115 schools in NJ for his comedic role as Bud Frump in “How to Succeed…”. Recently graduated with a BA in Acting and Musical Theater from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, he would live to give much love and thanks to his friends and family for their love and support. ‘Damn all the odds!’
Maggie, a Cape Cod Native, is very excited to spending her summer in New England and performing at Carousel Music Theater. Maggie graduated from Pace University in 2008 with a BFA in Musical Theater. Some of her favorite roles include Little Sally (Urinetown), Mae (Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party), Lucy (...Charlie Brown) and June-the Knife Girl (Chicago). She recently got married on Martha’s Vineyard to composer Jesse Wiener. They live in Manhattan with their dorkie dog, Tobi. Maggie is also a Tom Petty lover, a chocolate cake eater, and a funny TV show watcher. Special thanks to Mom and Dad, who have always been the right kind of parents.
Laura is thrilled to be spending her summer here at Carousel Music Theater! Laura is new to the east coast only having just moved here from California two years ago. Since living on the East Laura has been seen as Elizabeth Lavenzain Piecemeal: The Frankenstein Musical at the Majestic Theatre in West Springfield, MA; Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA; and Ethel Leveyin George M! at The Exit 7 Players in Ludlow, MA. You might have seen Laura last summer at Six Flags New England singing and dancing away in Wiggles World as the host of the Let’s Get Ready to Wiggle! show where she was featured on the Fox local news. Some of Laura’s other favorite roles include Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Soupy Sue in Urinetown, Portia in Julius Caesar, and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. One of Laura’s favorite theatre experience’s though would be performing in Chess in Los Angeles for Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids with Broadway actors such as Matthew Morrison, Susan Eagan, Kevin Earley, and Cindy Robinson. Laura would like to thank for family and friends for the undying support. And especially, to her husband, Jason, whom she will miss greatly, but knows he is happy and proud of her always. www.lauralites.com