Chris graduated from the University of Wet Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2008. While at UWF, he had lead roles in several musicals, attended the American College Theatre Festival for his role as Daniel in "Once on This Island," and got a certification for Group Fitness and Personal Training. Chris currently lives in Orlando where he works at Universal Studios as a Parade Performer, is a lead dancer in Sesame Street Live at Sea World Orlando, and has also completed his first professional theater experience with a role in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at the Theatre Winter Haven. Future plans call for a move to New York City.
Christie Brooke (n/a):
Christie appeared in the television show "High School Musical, Get in the Picture," which aired on ABC.
Ashley Brown (1990-2000):
A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Ashley is currently performing the title role in the national tour of the musical "Mary Poppins," a role she also performed in the musical’s successful Broadway run. Ashley also performed the lead role of Belle in the Broadway production of "Beauty and the Beast," and was a featured performer in the national tour of Disney's "On The Record."
In a statement, producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher said, “The moment Ashley Brown auditioned for us and members of our creative team, we knew we had found our Mary Poppins.”
Ashley is also in great demand as a featured soloist. Recent performances include an appearance with Marvin Hamlisch, Liza Minelli and the New York Philharmonic in a program titled “New York Moments,” and a performance with the Indianapolis Pops titled “Irving Berlin: From Ragtime to Ritzes.”
Leighton Bryan (1994-2004):
Leighton is currently a student in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts MFA Graduate Acting Program. She is a graduate of Brown University where she was a member of the award-winning jazz a cappella group The Higher Keys, and performed in numerous theater productions. Leighton has also received a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London recognizing her work as a Shakespearean actor.
Lauren Elens (1999-2005):
Lauren is a 2009 graduate of Tulane University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BA in Classics. While at Tulane, she played such roles as the Witch in “Into the Woods” and Beth in “Merrily We Roll Along.” Last fall, she was the winner of the Tulane Concerto and Aria contest, and has sung with the Tulane Orchestra. Lauren recently played the role of Squeaky Fromme in the professional premiere of Sondheim's “Assassins” with the NOLA Project in New Orleans, LA.
Brett Haley (1999-2001):
A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in film directing, Brett lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as a professional filmmaker. He has worked in various positions on numerous films and television shows ranging from "America's Next Top Model" to "Spider-Man 3.”
Brett worked on the feature film "Reservation Road" as the assistant to writer/director Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda"); directed the commercial for the novel "Then We Came To The End," which was recently nominated for a National Book Award; wrote and directed a short film titled "More Abandon” that was shot on location in New York and was shown at the Pensacola Film Festival and the Miami Short Film Festival; and most recently finished production on a feature film titled "The New Year," which he co-wrote, produced and directed.
Billy Harrell (1995-2004):
Billy is a 2008 graduate of Baylor University, where he studied film and marketing. While at Baylor, he was chairman of the school’s annual "All University Sing," which is one of the largest amateur musical productions in the country.
In the fall of his senior year, Billy interned at Telsey + Company in New York City while participating in the Baylor in New York program. Telsey + Company are the casting offices started by Bernie Telsey. While there, Billy was able to assist in the casting of a number of Broadway shows, including “Wicked,” “Hairspray” and “Rent”; films, including “Sex and the City” and “Rachel Getting Married”; and a number of commercial projects.
After graduating from Baylor, Billy moved back to New York, where he has held freelance casting and industry positions at several different entertainment companies, including Miramax, Universal Pictures and CBS.
Will Hedgecock (1994-2004):
Will is currently an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Graduate Student at Vanderbilt University. He recently released his debut album titled "Reflections," featuring 16 well-known classics, as well as two never-before recorded singles. The first of these singles, "I Don't Know," received national radio acclaim and peaked at number 37 on R&R's Adult Contemporary Billboard Chart. He is planning to perform a live PBS concert sometime in late Fall 2009, with hopes of re-airing this concert nationally at a later date. Will also works as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems in Nashville. In his spare time, he remains active with Vanderbilt's Broadway Revue Troupe, "The Original Cast."
Ryan McCallum (1990-1999):
Ryan is a working actor in Los Angeles and is represented by Coast to Coast Talent. In February of 2006 he performed as a vocalist in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Public Theater in New York City at the City Center, an event attended by Meryl Streep and Mike Nichols.
Laura Mixon (1996-2004):
Laura Mixon recently graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Acting. In her time at Carnegie Mellon, Laura won the Thomas Auclair Scholarship Award for excellent contribution to the School of Drama, the Kurt Weill Award for excellence in musical theatre, and the John Arthur Kennedy Acting Award. Some of her favorite roles at Carnegie Mellon were the "Witch" in their production of "Into the Woods," and the young Yorkshire-speaking "Peggy" in the restoration comedy "The London Cuckolds." She has worked professionally in Pittsburgh with Quantum Theatre and the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. Laura is living in Los Angeles, California where she has signed with 3Arts Entertainment; a management company that represents everyone from Debra Messing, Tina Fey, Keanu Reeves, and Amy Poeler. She is thrilled about her new life as a professional actress.
Katy Mixon (1994-1999):
Katy is a Hollywood actor enjoying great success. Recent films include “Four Christmases,” where Katy co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn; “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck; and “All About Steve,” starring Sandra Bullock. She is also a featured performer on the HBO series “Eastbound and Down.”
Emily Mixon (1997-2001):
A 2005 graduate of Boston Conservatory, Emily currently resides in Downtown Pensacola and is an office administrator for Quina Grundhoefer Architects. She is also a choreographer for the Pensacola Children’s Chorus. Her most recent appearance on stage was in the role of Annelle in Curtain Call Productions “Steel Magnolias” at Pensacola Little Theatre.
Jonathan Pouliot (1993-1998):
Jonathan has appeared in professional productions of "Cats" and "Footloose" in Sarasota, Florida. He is a member of the Eckerd Theatre Company in Clearwater, Florida and was a former cast member at Busch Gardens Tampa.
Maurica Roland (1995-1997):
Maurica graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. She performed in the first national Broadway Tour of "Hairspray" and is currently in the First National Broadway Tour of "The Lion King" as an understudy for Nala, Shenzi and Sarabi.
Brandi Russell (1993-2000):
Brandi lives in The Netherlands and recently won first place in the “Dutch Popstars” competition. She performs with a pop group called RED! (signed by Warner Music), and the group’s first single (recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios in London) came in at number one on the Dutch charts. Red! has also recorded a music video on the streets of London that is now being played on MTV and TMF (another music channel), and is currently recording their second single and album.
Since winning on “Dutch Popstars,” Brandi has made numerous appearances on Dutch television, and has even started her own event production company, CastMie Productions, where she sells concept shows and entertainment to business events and private parties.
Bobby Smith (1998-2004):
Bobby is a 2008 graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music. He is currently working at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama as the worship leader for all youth and college services. He has produced a new three-song EP titled "The Colour of Sound" that is available on iTunes. He was also the winner of the "Celebrate Your Music" contest conducted by Disney and Yamaha which entitled him to perform his arrangement of "It's a Small World" for the grand re-opening of the attraction in Disneyland in May of 2009.
Abigail Spencer (1996-1999):
Abigail is a professional actor who starred in the television series "Angela's Eyes" that was aired on the "Lifetime" channel.
Abigail Spencer has been cast in Disney’s Oz, the Great and Powerful, the prequel-ish take on The Wizard of Oz tale being directed by Sam Raimi.
Spencer is joining a production that sees James Franco as Oz and Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams as three powerful witches he runs into when his hot air balloon carries him into a fabled land.
Spencer will play a young woman who is a willing subject of Oz’s magic tricks which the erstwhile magician is performing in Kansas.
Production on Oz begins later this month in Michigan.
Spencer, repped by ICM and Untitled and perhaps best known for her work on AMC’s Mad Men, will next be seen in Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens.
She will also appear in This Means War, the McG-directed action romance starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, and stars in Gold Circle’s upcoming horror thriller, The Haunting in Georgia.
Hanan Tarabay (1990-1998):
Hanan currently lives in Gulf Breeze with her husband, Howard, and son, Andrew. She is teaching private voice lessons and is continuing her performance career. In the spring of 2009 she traveled to Ireland for recordings and auditions, and the remainder of the year promises to be a busy time with concerts and further recording work. Hanan and Howard’s web site - www.howardhananmusic.com - should be live by early June.
Vincent Teschel (1994-2004):
After getting his Associates of the Arts degree in Theatre from Pensacola Junior College, Vincent moved to New York City and received a Musical Theatre certification from Circle in the Square Theatre School in 2007. Vincent returned to Florida and began work on his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music Theatre with a minor in opera and dance at Jacksonville University where he graduated summa cum laude in 2010. Some of his most memorable roles include Tateh in "Ragtime;" Berger in "Hair;" Will in "Oklahoma;" Guglielmo in Mozart's Opera, "Cosi fan Tutte;” Betto in "Gianni Schicchi;" Barnaby in "Hello Dolly"; Prince Dauntless in "Once Upon a Mattress;" and last but not least, Hannah the dominatrix from Hamburg in "La Cage aux Folles." After graduation, Vincent headed to Fort Peck, Montana where he has been hired for Fort Peck Summer Theatre's summer stock 2010 season. He is currently playing the roles of Stanley in "Run for Your Wife;" Brother in "Joseph;" and the "Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;" and Will Rogers in "Will Rogers Follies!"
Kate Turner (1999-2008):
Kate is a freshman at Penn State University, majoring in Musical Theatre. She was recently cast in "The Wiz" - a mainstage performance at PSU. Other activities at PSU have included directing a musical number from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for a Halloween showcase, and playing the principal role in a student written/directed one-act.
Gigi Vasser (1996-2003):
Gigi recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She is working full time at Walt Disney World as Ariel in "The Voyage of the Little Mermaid" and is a Playhouse Pal at "Play 'n Dine at Hollywood and Vine." She plans to move to New York within the next year.
Jonathan Visser (1996-1997):
Jonathan will graduate with a Masters of Fine Arts in theater at the University of Tennessee (2010). You can view several pictures of him on the Clarence Brown Theater website in such productions as the lead in "Tommy" and other great shows such as "Christmas Carol" currently showing. The summer of 2009 he played at the Santa Cruz Shakespeare Theater, California in both "Julius Caesar" and "Midsummer's Night Dream"...just to name a few shows done as equity actor.
Corbitt Williams (1995-2004):
Corbitt graduated from Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Shows in Boston regional theater include "Pageant" (Stoneham Theater, director Bill Russell), "Titus Andronicus" (Actor's Shakespeare Project), "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (Speakeasy Stage Company). Performances with the New London Barn Playhouse included Jack in "Into the Woods," Dickon in "The Secret Garden," Baby John in "West Side Story," and Jinx in "Forever Plaid." Corbitt is currently playing Peter Pan and Gus on the Disney Magic Cruise Line.
Anthony Yates (1998-2006):
Anthony lives in Orlando where he is a professional performer at both Disney World and Seaworld. The shows in which Anthony performs include “Peter Pan,” “Slime Time Live” and “Sesame Street Live.”
Charley Young (1998-2005):
Charley is a 2009 graduate of Vassar College with a double concentration, Drama and French, and a correlate in Art History. She has been accepted into the Actor's Studio MFA program in Manhattan at Pace University, has an internship at MSNBC, and is a member of a Manhattan-based theatre company - The Complete Theatre Company - located at the Richmond Shepard Theatre.