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KEVIN SPIRTAS (Bob Harrison) from the start of his career, has been celebrated as one of the true, rare, tour-de-force performers in the world of entertainment. Be it theater, film or television, he thrills and captures the hearts of audiences in every medium. Spirtas is, perhaps, best known to millions around the world as television’s dashing “Dr. Craig Wesley,” a character he portrayed, for 7 years on NBC's Emmy Award Winning drama: Days of Our Lives. After becoming a huge fan favorite, Spirtas was cast to play his "Days" role opposite Matt Leblanc's “Dr. Drake Ramoray” on NBC's, Friends. Spirtas’ career began, at 18, when he landed his first professional job as Mike ("I Can Do That") Costa, in Michael Bennett’s Broadway seminal musical: A Chorus Line. Spirtas has also starred on Broadway and Regional tours including: Hairspray, Meet Me in St. Louis, Company, Damn Yankees and Into the Woods. A tribute to Spirtas’ high-octane talent came in 2003 when he was cast (over hundreds) as the stand-by for Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s smash hit musical, The Boy From Oz. His television and film credits include: L.A. Heat, V.I.P., Fired Up, Silk Stalkings, Quantum Leap, Embrace the Darkness, Striking Resemblance, and Green Plaid Shirt. Spirtas has been featured opposite Sir Ian McKellen in Bryan Singer's, Apt Pupil, and Ben Affleck in Mark Steven Johnson's director’s cut of Daredevil. Spirtas can also be seen starring in those fantastic cult classic slasher sequels: Friday the 13th VII, Subspecies II, and Subspecies III, Wes Craven's, The Hills Have Eyes II, and Albino Farm. In October 2009, Spirtas made his debut as a Broadway producer with the critically acclaimed revival of Finian’s Rainbow. He was also one of the producers on the smash hit Broadway musical, Priscilla-Queen of the Desert. While continuing his work in film and television, Spirtas tours the world with his highly acclaimed one-man musical shows: Night & Days, Jersey Men, and Let There Be Love. For CDs, DVDs, and more information: kevinspirtas.com

JANE BLASS (Edith Tobias, Ensemble) NYMF last year: Arnie the Doughnut (Frenchy Cruller) B’way: Annie (Ensemble, Miss Hannigan u/s). National tours: 9 TO 5 (Margaret), Hairspray (Female Authority Figure), and Scrooge with Richard Chamberlain (Beggar Woman). Regional: Gypsy with Patti LuPone at Ravinia (Mazeppa), Into the Woods Big League tour (Baker's Wife). You may have killed her in Grand Theft Auto IV. Original member of SweatGirls.org. Member Actor's Equity. "Love and thanks to Mom and Dad."

JOSHUA DIXON (Fred Meade, Lionel Paulsen, Ensemble) trained at Circle In The Square Theatre School. Most recently he appeared in Sierra Repertory Theatre's production of Oklahoma! (Curly). He also travels the country serving up puppet shows to the masses with Jim West Productions (Aesop’s Fables, Dinosaurs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf & Other Tales). He has been part of two concerts abroad: An evening with the Composers Davis, Stitt, and Walker presented at the Hippodrome in London, and American Composers Night at Bewley’s Café Theatre on Grafton Street in Dublin. He is also featured singing on debut album The Music of Scott Evan Davis. Other favorite theater credits include Side Show (Terry), Company (Robert), Master Class (Tony), Arcadia (Valentine Coverly), The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), and Hello Dolly! (Cornelius). You can also catch him in his solo cabaret debut, Fly Up! "Multitudes of Gratitude to the entire creative team for this opportunity!" 

 

AMY BODNAR (Jeannie Douglas) is joining the cast of Mr. Confidential directly from appearing in the Riverside Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre co-production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Hedy). Broadway credits include Ragtime (us/Evelyn Nesbitt) and Trevor Nunn's production of Oklahoma! (Laurey). She has performed in the World and/or American premieres of Between the Lines, Martin Guerre, and Just So; the Los Angeles company of Ragtime, the Canadian company of Sunset Blvd., and the national tours of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Betty Haynes). Off-Broadway includes Sessions (Leila) at Playwrights Horizon, and The Realm (Laura) at The Wild Project. Regional credits include The Odd Couple (Gwendolyn Pigeon) at Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Theatre Company; Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Betty Haynes) Denver Center Theatre and Theater of the Stars; God of Carnage (Annette Reille) Portland Stage; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene Oakes) Music Circus Sacramento; Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont) Maine’s Ogunquit Playhouse; The Producers (Ulla) Walnut Street Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, and North Shore Music Theatre; Annie (Grace Farrell) Casa Mañana; Ace (Louise) The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; as well as Aida (Amneris), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Miss Saigon (Ellen), and Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy). Television credits include As the World Turns, David Letterman, the Tony Award broadcasts of 1998 and 2002, and she appears in the new independent short film Goodbye Casey Trade (Maggie Trade) premiering at Lincoln Center this May.

WILLY FALK (Defense Attorney Coveny, Studio Head, Ensemble) has performed in many Broadway shows and appeared on operatic stages throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Willy received a Tony© Award nomination for his portrayal of “Chris” in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon. He began his professional career as “Paul San Marco” in the Broadway Tour of A Chorus Line; playing over one hundred cities in the US.  For his Broadway debut, he played ‘Tommy” in Marilyn: An American Fable, and his solo song from that show, “You Are So Beyond,” has become a Broadway cult favorite. Willy was also on Broadway in Starlight Express, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Les Misérables.  Among his many other theatre credits, his favorites include a revival of George M! with Joel Grey, Little Shop of Horrors with Dom DeLuise, Pacific Overtures Off-Broadway working with Stephen Sondheim, recording the concept cd of Jekyll and Hyde, playing the lead and recording Shelter, and creating roles in many new musical theatre works. Returning to Les Miz Willy recently performed the role of “Jean Valjean” with the Augusta Players. willyfalk.com

BADIA FARHA (Trio, Ensemble) is elated to be a part of Mr. Confidential! A native of New Jersey, Badia received an M.A. from NYU in Music Performance – Musical Theatre. Some credits include: Lincoln Center’s A Tribute to Alan Menken, 1st National Broadway tour of Little Shop of Horrors, the International/National tour of Rent. Off-Broadway: Sistas: The Musical, We The People: America Rocks!, Things to Ruin, and Rewrite. Others include: Sister Act The Musical, Dreamgirls, Ragtime, and Smokey Joe’s Café, to name a few. Film/TV: A Gifted Man, All My Children, and “Punk! (Lead).” Also a recording artist, Badia released Still Waiting?, original cast recording of Things to Ruin (Joe Iconis), and continues to release new Singles. "Love to Al+ Alanna Rose, + Creya Rae, my family, and everyone who makes this a fun journey." Proud member of AEA. badiafarha.com

 

ERIN LEIGH PECK (Marjorie Meade) won a New York Musical Theatre Festival Award for Outstanding Individual Performance for her portrayal of Marjorie, and she is thrilled to be performing in her third NYMF production after Go Go Beach (J.J.) and Legacy Falls (Frankie). She is a New York-based actor, writer, and mother who has performed on Broadway in Grease!, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Dance of the Vampires; and Off-Broadway in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and The Toxic Avenger Musical. Television credits include Don't Ask (FOX), Law & Order: SVU (NBC), many soaps, and many, many commercials. Erin recently appeared in Boeing Boeing (Gloria) at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, and in the workshop of the New York Theatre Barn’s Small Town Story (Mrs. Herrold). She’s a busy mom to two extremely awesome kids, and the editor of two popular BroadwayWorld.com family theatre columns, BroadwayWorld Jr and the MamaDrama Blog. Erin’s play Marjorie Gold, is a contemporary dramedy about postpartum depression. ErinLeighPeck.com, @BroadwayWorldJr

JAMES LaROSA (Michael Tobias, Prosecutor Malone, Ensemble) is joining Mr. Confidential directly from portraying Anthony in the Off-Broadway production of My Big Gay Italian Funeral. Winner of the Austin Circle of Theatres Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in Music Theatre (Abraham, Altar Boyz), he is appearing in NYMF's Calico Buffalo, and can currently be heard as Peach on the Rockstar video game, Grand Theft Auto V. Select theatre: RENT (Mark Cohen), Next to Normal (Henry), Singin' in the Rain (Cosmo Brown), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Ben), Noel Coward's Still Life (Johnnie), It's Karate, Kid! (Freddie), and H.M.S. Pinafore at NY City Center. Select TV/Film: Primetime: What Would You Do? (ABC), Fugitive Chronicles (A&E), Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest, and The Tailor. Proud AEA member. Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts and The High School for Performing Arts. James is thrilled to be back with Mr. Confidential and gives big thanks to his family, Sam, David, Stephen, Avalon and the entire cast and crew. JMLaROSA.com

MICHAEL MAROTTA (Walter Winchell, Judge Blandings) was recently seen in Cabaret (Herr Schulz) at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Other credits include The Fantasticks at Florida Repertory Theatre, where he also appeared in Deathtrap (Sidney Bruhl), and Two by Two (Noah), among others. Most recent directing credits include Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot at the Gulfshore Playhouse and A Grand Night for Singing at Florida Rep, as well as The Fox on the Fairway at Theatre Raleigh, and last season’s award-winning Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. After seven seasons as artistic director at The Theater Barn in the Berkshires, he appeared in Chicago (Billy Flynn) and Moonlight and Magnolias (Ben Hecht) at Flat Rock Playhouse, and he directed several plays and musicals there. A native New Yorker, Marotta’s hometown credits include Mad about the Boy, the centennial salute to Noel Coward, and Irving Berlin’s Louisiana Purchase, both at Carnegie Hall. As a cabaret artist, Mr. Marotta has twice been the recipient of the MAC Award and the Backstage Bistro Award. He is a proud member of AEA and SDC.

 

 

PAUL MICHAEL VALLEY (Howard Rushmore) is a New York-based Teaching Artist. His television credits, most recently on Elementary, include Third Watch, Guiding Light, Law and Order: SVU, One Life to Live, and Ed, and he is perhaps best known for the 500+ episodes he performed as Ryan Harrison on Another World. Recent stage appearances include Silence! The Musical (Hannibal Lecter) at Theatre 80 on St. Marks, Talley’s Folly (Matt Friedman) at the Roundabout Theatre, and The Winter’s Tale (Polixines) at San Diego’s Old Globe. His twenty-five year career spans the nation with appearances both on Broadway in the revival of 1776 ((Thomas Jefferson) and Off- Broadway and regionally at The Signature Theatre, 59E59, The Shakespeare Theatre, San Diego's Old Globe, The Denver Center, Goodspeed Opera House, and The Cleveland Playhouse. Training: The Juilliard School; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; BA, American University.

RACHEL ALEXA NORMAN (Frances Rushmore, Ensemble) is excited to be part of the scandal once more! NYC credits include 110 in the Shade (Belinda) at Lincoln Center (Scott Ellis, Director; Susan Stroman, Choreographer), The Happy Time (Sylvie) for Musicals Tonight!, and Graduation Day (originating the role of Franny Wilderman) at Abingdon Theatre. Regional credits include Camelot (Lady Catherine) at Goodspeed, Rob Ruggiero, Director; and Heidi: The Musical (Heidi) at the Hangar Theatre. Rachel is a founding member of the all-female musical improv team The Jezebelles, performing regularly at The Magnet Theater. Training: NYU, LAMDA. Much love and gratitude to my parents, Libby, and Miles.

ELYSSA SAMSEL (Trio, Ensemble) is a composer, actress, violinist, and pianist. Recent theatre credits include Mr. Confidential (York Theatre Company), and A History of Summer by Jonathan Monro and Adam Mathias (Toronto SummerWorks Festival). As a composer, she and Kate Anderson recently wrote Kitten's First Full Moon for TheatreWorks USA. Last fall, Elyssa and Kate's full-length original musical about dysfunctional Disney Princesses, Camp Wish-No More, was workshopped at NYU Steinhardt. They have written three original musicals for 4@15 UC Irvine and NYU Steinhardt: Camp Wish-No More, Llamaze 101, and My Little Brony, with Brian Blythe and Tammy Holder. Their work has been featured in two BMI Smoker Series Concerts, NYTB in the D-Lounge, and The Platform: London. Visit ElyssaSamsel.com and SamselAnderson.com for more info.

ALÉNA WATTERS (Francesca di Scaffa, Marlene Dietrich, Trio, Ensemble) is delighted to play with the Mr. Confidential crew again..."I am seriously!" Her credits include, B’way: Sister Act (Tina/ Ensemble, Original B'way Cast), The Addams Family (Saloon Girl Ancestor, Original B'way Cast & album), West Side Story (Anita standby); Off-B’way: NEWSical, Boobs! Regional: Turn of the Century, Brooklyn, Beehive, Shout! Concerts: Bette Midler’s Harlette for a NY concert at the Metropolitan Opera House, and work in The Showgirl Must Go On, Las Vegas. Featured in critically acclaimed Broadway documentary The Standbys (thestandbys.com). BA, musical theatre snf acting: UNCo, and youngest to receive the University's 2009 Alumni Association Creative Achievement Award. 200hr Yoga Alliance RYT, along with 15+ years choreography and dance teaching experience. She can be seen across the nation & abroad with the USO Show Troupe spreading joy to the military and their families. “Love, sass & fabulousness to all of my SGs, friends, the fam, GPS & my sweet A.”  alenawatters.com