AMDA ALUMNI NEWSLETTER - March 3, 2023
March 03, 2023 - Alumni
AMDA ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
March 3, 2023
Matthew O'Steen Thomas ’00:
Has joined The Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, MA as a new faculty member. Matthew is also the Minister of Music at St. John's Williamstown and the Artistic Director of the Berkshire Concert Choir.
Kyle Scatliffe ’09:
Will be a judge for the 2023 Lotte Lenya Competition. Kyle and Brittney Mack ’10 are set to perform in this year’s "Broadway Backwards" benefit concert at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre on March 13 at 8 PM EST.
José Monge ’14:
Will appear as the “2nd Assistant Cook” in the final season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which will premiere on Amazon Prime on April 14. Jose previously performed in Broadway Rewind’s “History Has Its Eyes on You” concert at The Green Room 42 and on tour with Waitress.
Sasha Calle ‘16:
Set to star in the film adaptation of On Swift Horses, based on Shannon Pufahl’s novel of the same name. Sasha will star as “Supergirl” in The Flash, premiering at CinemaCon 2023 in April, in advance of its theatrical release.
Carolina Sanchez Hernandez ’17:
Performs in the English dub of Season 1 of the Spanish animated series Poor Devil (Pobre diablo) as “Rose” and “Rizzo.” Season 1 is now streaming on HBO Max.
Andrew Mauney ’09:
Guest starred on Law & Order Season 22, Episode 15 on NBC. Andrew was previously featured in an Apple Bank advertisement displayed throughout NYC.
Miah Blake ’14:
Will appear in Season 5, Episode 10 of Good Trouble, premiering on Freeform in March. Miah previously performed alongside J. Elaine Marcos ’96 in DRAG: The Musical at The Bourbon Room in LA. DRAG: The Musical won this year's QUEERTY Award for "Best Live Theater."
Housso Semon ’11 and Sean Samuels ’20:
Guest starred in Season 1, Episode 13 of East New York, which premiered on CBS on February 26 and is streaming on Paramount Plus. Sean recently appeared on Hulu’s More More More. Housso currently stars alongside Morgan McGhee ’15 in The Harder They Come at the Newman Theatre in NYC.
Luke Tennie ’16:
Watch an exclusive clip previewing a new episode of Shrinking. Luke stars as "Sean" in the series, streaming now on Apple TV+.
Rizwan Manji ’94:
Set to play “Gaspar” in upcoming untitled holiday musical movie. The musical will blend classic Christmas melodies and new pop songs in a retelling of the Nativity. Rizwan will also be a panelist at the “Creating South Asian Content for a Global Audience” discussion as part of SXSW’s inaugural South Asian House initiative.
Maria Bilbao ’17:
Made her Broadway debut as “Johanna” in Sweeney Todd, now in previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Opening Night is set for March 26.
Jon Hoche ’99:
Ensemble member of the Broadway premiere of Life of Pi, beginning performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 9. View the show’s marquee here.
Karli Dinardo ’13 and Neka Zang ‘02:
Perform in the Broadway transfer of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at the Music Box Theatre, which began performances March 2. Take a look inside rehearsals here. The production was also discussed recently in the New York Times.
Matt Ranaudo ’12:
Stars as “Bobby Mills” alongside previously announced faculty member Shiloh Goodin and fellow graduate and faculty member Maria Briggs ’11 in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Chorus Line. Performances begin on March 11.
Charity Angel Dawson ’05 and Anastacia McCleskey ’03:
Perform in Hercules The Musical at Paper Mill Playhouse through March 19. Take a look at newly released photos from the production here.
Kristin Anderson ’14:
Will play “Tammy” in Escape to Margaritaville at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Performances run March 10 - April 16 in the Mainstage Theatre.
Remi Veronica ’13 and Brynne Davidson ’21:
Remi stars as “Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence” and Brynne as a Female Swing in Sister Act, alongside previously announced alumni Vanessa Triplett ’21 and Ethan Gonzales ’22. Remi discusses the show in an interview with BroadwayWorld. Performances run at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, PA through April 1, before heading to Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, FL from April 14 - May 20.
TJ Kubler ’18:
Kicked off performances of The Music Man at Fireside Theatre in Atkinson, WI. Performances run through April 9.
Lana Love ’13:
Recently starred in performances of Malinche the Musical in Madrid, Spain. Lana assistant directed and wrote the English lyrics for the Off-Broadway Showcase in 2016. A documentary about the production titled Making Malinche is now available on Netflix. Lana will also be featured in an upcoming interview and dance concept video with SpectrumTV.
Audrey Truitt ’20:
Featured by NewsCenter1 in Rapid City, SD. Audrey discussed her journey as a dancer and recent performance with Beyoncé in Dubai.
Tasheena Medina ’13:
Led a Virtual Intuitive Dance Meditation on February 26. Tasheena choreographed Courage Ensemble’s production of RENT at the Shakespeare Center in LA last year.
Shira Averbuch ’09:
Will headline the Heart-To-Heart Songbook concert, taking place on March 26 at 7 PM EST at B'nai Jeshurun in NYC. Over the holidays, Shira released her song “New York City in December” and accompanying music video.
Omer Shaish ’08:
Will present his solo show My Broadway Shpiel in The Loft at City Winery in New York City on May 1. Omer and Shira Averbuch ’09 performed selections from the new musical adaptation of The Bubble at 54 Below last April.
Mauricio Martinez ’99:
Spoke with BroadwayWorld ahead of premiering his new show, 5'11, BASED IN NYC. This show will be presented at 54 Below on March 5th at 7 PM EST. Mauricio recently performed in Food Fighters A New Musical: Live in Concert at the Green Room 42.
Tyler McCall ’19:
Will star as "Sasha" and cover “Fyedka/Constable" in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Tyler produces and hosts the cabaret series Artists Undiscovered: Celebrating Undiscovered New York Artists at 54 Below, which has featured a number of fellow AMDA alumni.
Kyle Taylor Parker ’08 and Carla R. Stewart ’10:
Star in the reading for the new musical Slippin’ Through the Cracks, telling the story of bluesman Bobby Rush. The invitation-only reading will take place in New York City March 7 - 8.
Jeremy Pope ’12:
Stars in The Inspection, which took home the award for “Outstanding Independent Motion Picture” at The 54th NAACP Image Awards ceremony on February 25.