Kit Goldstein Grant is a prize-winning New York City-based composer, lyricist and librettist. Her musicals have been seen in South Africa (THE NOSE, Anex Theatre Productions) and in New York at The Players Theatre (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, THML Theater), the Master Theater (THE NOSE), the Midtown International Theater Festival (THE NOSE, nominee Best Musical), the Strawberry One-Act Festival (THE COMMUTERS, Calendar Boys Productions, nominee Best Musical), The Gallery Players (THE GIANT HOAX), the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series, the Musical Theatre Factory, and the National Opera Center (THE WRONG BOX). Five of her musicals for young audiences have toured schools with the Schenectady Theatre for Children, including IT’S RAINING TAMALES!, which is published by YouthPLAYS. Kit has studied at Juilliard and the Tony-Award winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and she is a member of The Dramatists Guild. www.kitgoldstein.com
Michael Chase Gosselin (Director/Choreographer)
Michael is a professional Director/Choreographer, Producer, General Manager based in NYC. He directed Money Talks Off-Broadway, as well as the acclaimed, long-running Endangered! The Musical. Other world premiere productions include Kit Goldstein Grant’s The Nose at the famous Master Theater in Brighton Breach, and The Most Miserable Christmas Tree in Brooklyn. He executive produced and general managed Midnight at The Never Get (NYMF 2016 and Provincetown 2017) and LUDO's Broken Bride (NYMF 2016), and produced Pope! An Epic Musical (NYMF 2015). He also serves as a General Partner of Visceral Entertainment, a full service theatrical production/general management company. In 2013, he co-produced and directed a reading of Moby Dick: A Whale of a Tale for Cameron Mackintosh. He was the Producing Artistic Director of Act Three Theatricals in Vermont 2006-2012. As a Director/ Choreographer, additional recent credits include Disney's Tarzan (VT Premiere), The Wedding Singer and South Pacific (NCT), Rock Nativity (Regional Premiere), a Vermont tour of The Complete History of America (Abridged), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and A Christmas Carol for the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, and Legally Blondefor Clark University. He is a proud member of SDC. www.michaelchasegosselin.com
Justin Ward Weber (Music Director)
Justin Ward Weber is an active composer, music director, and pianist based out of Brooklyn, NY. Justin holds a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University, and a Master of Music degree from New York University, with his music directing credits including “Into the Woods”, “Oliver!”, ”Smokey Joe’s Café”, “Seussical”, “Ragtime” “The Sound of Music”, “James and the Giant Peach Jr”, “Honk Jr”, and “13”. Justin has played new works by emerging composers at the non-profit art presenters “The Tank”, and “New York Theatre Barn" and has frequented such performances venues as the "Acorn Theater" at "Theater Row" for NYMF, “The Duplex” in the West Village, and “The Triad” on the Upper West Side accompanying solo and group cabaret performances. As a composer, Justin’s work has been performed in the U.S., abroad, and with ensembles such as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and can also be heard in films, animations, and video games.
Thomas M. Conroy* (Morris Finsbury)
Other Englishman personae: Anthony Chapman, End of the Rainbow; Captain Scott, Peter And The Starcatcher. The Dean’s Choice auto-biographical solo show: Speak Up, Rise Up Festival, NYC 2018, Motor City Fringe 2019. Tours: Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Crazy For You, Cabaret, Grease, In the Mood, Paris Lido. RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston; ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, Santa Fe.
Brian Kilday* (Michael Finsbury)
Thanks Michael, Kit, Justin, Carol, and all the hard-working folks that made this possible. He also thanks the extraordinarily gifted cast and crew, who bring so much heart and dedication to their crafts. Finally, thank you, the audience for your support. Without you, we wouldn’t exist.
Dennis Holland* (Joseph Finsbury)
Broadway: The Music Man; National/International Tours: The Music Man, Peter Pan, West Side Story; Off-Broadway- Sessions, Magpie, An Evening at the Algonquin; Regional: Guthrie Guys and Dolls, Papermill Sound of Music, Arden Parade (Barrymore nominee), Goodspeed 1776, Folger Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale; Audie-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks.
Brandon Shockey (John Finsbury)
Brandon Shockey is a recent graduate of the University of the Arts where he obtained a BFA in Acting. Uarts credits include: The Skin of Our Teeth and Summer in Gossensass. Regional credits include: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Wayside Theatre), Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (REV Theatre Co.), and Scene from the Staten Island Ferry (Sundog Theatre).
Jianzi Colón-Soto (Julia Hazeltine)
Jianzi Colón-Soto, born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida, graduated in May from the CAP21 BFA Theatre Arts Program at Molloy College. Recent credits: Cleonice (Lysistrata Jones), Narrator/Cinderella's Mother (Into the Woods), Pilar (Legally Blonde). Always unending love and gratitude to Mom and Li'l Bro, and Apt 52. | jianzicolon.com | @jiancoso
Simon Schaitkin (Gideon Forsyth)
Simon Schaitkin is thrilled to be a part of The Wrong Box! Recent credits: Bright and Brave, Dixon Place; Breaking Ground, NYMF; Into the Woods, (The Baker) Yale University; and Fun Home, (Bruce Bechdel) Yale University. Special thanks to Ginna Doyle, Erin, the Schaitkin Team, and 88 Pieces. SimonSchaitkin.com.
Tim Realbuto* (William Dent Pitman)
Mr. Realbuto just finished filming the lead role of Patrick Nolan in the feature film Yes directed by Rob Margolies, and co-starring Modern Family's Nolan Gould, The Office star Oscar Nunez, Jenna Leigh Green, and Siobhan Fallon. The film, also written by Realbuto and based on his stage play of the same name, will be released in 2019. Other film/TV: The Emperor's Club; The Sopranos; Ed; Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Countless Off-Broadway and regional shows. As a concert performer, Tim has headlined Joe's Pub, Feinstein's/54 Below, The Cutting Room, The Green Room 42, and others. BFA in Acting from Five Towns College. www.TimRealbutoOfficial.com
Joe Veale* (Wickham)
Joe Veale* is a NYC based actor with a fondness for dogs, bourbon, and 4 Leaf clovers. He is co founder of The Nerve Project Theatre (@thenerveproject_theatre) in NYC, and has worked extensively regionally. Fav credits include: Peter and The Starcatcher, Altar Boys, 42nd Street, and Footloose.@therealjoeveale www.joeveale.com
James Beaman* (Dr. Faraday)
James Beaman* recently starred as Captain Hook in Peter Pan (North Shore Music Theatre). Off -Broadway: A Wilder Christmas, The Road To Qatar!, When Pigs Fly. First National Tour: Sir Robin in Spamalot. Roles at Goodspeed, Maltz Jupiter, Riverside Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and many more. Winner of IRNE, Broadway World and MAC Awards. www.jamesbeaman.com
Robin Lounsbury* (Ensemble)
Thrilled to be in The Wrong Box, again! Favorite credits: Rosie (Mamma Mia) - John W. Engeman Theatre, Fulton Theatre (Sister Act), Barrington Stage (Kiss Me, Kate), Paper Mill Playhouse (Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, Guys & Dolls), North Shore (My Fair Lady), Westport Country Playhouse (She Loves Me), Pittsburgh CLO (Sound of Music, Oliver!). AEA member. RobinLounsbury.com
Nate Rocke (Ensemble)
Represented by RKS Management. Off-Broadway: Endangered! The Musical (original cast). Select Regional: Robber Bridegroom (Goat), Cabaret (The Emcee), All Shook Up (Dennis), Boeing Boeing (Robert), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Hero), Spelling Bee (Barfee). Love to Mom and Dad.
Tristan J. Shuler* (Ensemble)
Off-Bway: Spamilton: An American Parody (Daveed Diggs; u/s Lin-Manuel), Cruel Intentions (Male Swing), Urinetown, the Musical (Tiny Tom). National Tour: Odd Squad LIVE! (Johnny J; Male Swing). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Beast), The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric). www.TristanJShuler.com Instagram/Twitter: @TristanJShuler
Christopher J. Michaels (Ensemble)
Off Bway: The Christians (Choir); NYC: The Nose (Police Chief); REGIONAL: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), My Fair Lady (Karpathy/Quartet), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Thrill Me (Nathan Leopold), The Boys In The Band (Emory), Damn Yankees (Rocky), H2$ (Mister Gatch/Bud Frump U/S), Bare: A Pop Opera (Alan). Happy to be back with Kit and Chase!
James Stafford* (Ensemble)
James Stafford is thrilled to be part of this exciting team! Recent productions: Loch Ness (Adirondack Theatre Festival); Wonderland (Atlantic Theater Company); Hippos (DedoVabo); Alice in Wonderland (Capital Repertory Theatre) and the workshop of Where Angels Fear To Tread (THML).
Benjamin Nissen (Associate Producer)
Benjamin Nissen is a producer and director. At Feinstein’s/54 Below, Benjamin has worked as an associate director and programming producer on concerts including Working (feat. Stephen Schwartz), Lennon: Original Cast Reunion (dir. Don Scardino), Memphis: Original Cast Reunion (dir. Robert W. Schneider), Baby (dir. Richard Maltby, Jr.), and The Happy Time (dir. Michael Rupert). Recently, Benjamin directed and produced 54 Sings P!NK (feat. Grammy Award-winner Jasmine Cephas-Jones) as a benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. Benjamin also worked on the Off-Broadway premiere of Party Face (feat. Hayley Mills), at New York City Center, and is currently working with the executive producing team of Come From Away on Broadway. Benjamin is a proud Associate Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pennsylvania State University. For more info: www.benjaminnissen.com
Neil Radisch (Arrangements/Orchestrations)
Neil is a composer, arranger and orchestrator who has also worked in the software industry creating systems and algorithms for the processing of digital video and audio. Musical credits include sequencing engineer on the recording of The Witches of Venice by Phillip Glass, a short lived off-Broadway show, and thirty years of composing, arranging and orchestrating for The Mask and Wig Club of The University of Pennsylvania.
Carol A. Sullivan* (Stage Manager)
Carol A. Sullivan is a proud stage manager member of Equity and free-lance production manager based in New York City. Professional credits span Broadway, regional & international theater, corporate, & educational events, concerts & promotions.
Ryan A. Ross (Assistant Stage Manager)
Ryan A. Ross (Assistant Stage Manager) is beyond ecstatic to be working on The Wrong Box! Ryan is a recent graduate from Syracuse University with a BFA in stage management. She has been very fortunate to work with Red Bull Theater, the York Theatre Company, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ryan wants to thank her family and friends for supporting her no matter where in the world the theater brings her.
David Goldstein (Scenic and Lighting Design)
Off Broadway: Emojiland, Church And State, That Golden Girls Show, Soul Doctor, The Portal, Stalking The Bogeyman, Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, I Know What Boys Want. Regional: Penguin Rep, Des Moines Playhouse, NCStage, WVPublic, Drake University. RLYcore4. Instagram:@davidgoldsteindesigns. davidgoldsteindesigns.com
Courtney Butt (Costume Designer)
Courtney is thrilled to be back working with Kit and Chase after having so much fun on The Nose. She is the costume designer at Packer Collegiate Institute. Her previous designs include The Fourth Wall and The Artificial Jungle (Theatre Breaking Through Barriers) Shulamit (JCC Manhattan).
Basil Apostolo (Sound Design)
Basil Apostolo is a freelance Sound Designer, Mixer, and Production Manager. Select credits include A1/Mixer, Endangered! (Off-Broadway); Sound Designer, Little Shop of Horrors (NYU Tisch New Theatre/SoHo Playhouse); Production Manager, Onward: A Concert to Benefit Good Chance Theatre. Upcoming: Production Manager, Next to Normal (Tisch New Theatre/SoHo Playhouse).
Morgan Rielly (Ass’t Director)
Morgan Rielly is a director/playwright studying theatre at Northwestern University. Favorite directing credits include Dry Land, Water by the Spoonful, Yankee Princess, and 9 Plays by Red Hook. In the fall, Morgan will be directing an immersive production of Fefu and Her Friends.
Gabby Cogan is a performing artist and choreographer based in New York City. She has worked as an Associate Choreographer for the Off-Broadway shows; Money Talks and Endangered! The Musical.Her Choreography has been seen in The Fall (Dorothy Young Center for Preforming Arts) and at Broadway Dance Center (2016 Performance Project). Other work includes performances in Rock N' Roll Debauchery's Burlesque Dreams (Off-Broadway), Zanza Steinberg's PERŸPLEXED (Off-Broadway), and Buglisi Dance Theater's Table of Silence (Lincoln Center).
Michael Grant (Props)
Michael Grant is a video preservationist by profession, but his main thing is being married to the amazing playwright, Kit Goldstein Grant. He has previously done props for her musicals The Giant Hoax (Classic Theater Guild, 2010; Gallery Players, 2017) and The Nose (Midtown International Theater Festival, 2016) and is exceedingly cheerful to be helping out with them on The Wrong Box!
Helene Galek (Casting Director)
Helene specializes in the indie market. She collaborates often with theatre producer Daniel Neiden and has worked with film directors, Frank Henenlotter and Anthony Sneed. Helene also works as an actor and has been an associate producer on several award winning short films. Many thanks to Kit and Chase for such an enjoyable experience!
Visceral Entertainment (General Manager)
Created and operated by Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka, Visceral recently Executive Produced and General Managed the critically acclaimed hit revival of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June for Wheelhouse Theater Company, as well as the world premier of Emojiland at NYMF 2018. Other productions include: Midnight at The Never Get, (NYMF 2016, Provincetown 2017), Money Talks and Endangered! (Off-B’way 2017, Davenport Theater), POPE! (NYMF 2015) and LUDO’s Broken Bride (NYMF 2016). Upcoming: The First Annual Trump Family Special (The Triad), The Wrong Box (Theater for the New City), Midnight at The Never Get (Off B’way). In Development: The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, The Black Ledger, You Don’t Love Me Yet, Too Many Zooz: The Stage Show, Urbn Faerytales. Learn more about Visceral’s projects and services at www.visceral-entertainment.com.
*These Actors and Stage Managers are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase