JEFFERSON BEHAN* (DUNDY)
Is thrilled to join the cast of At Buffalo! Off-Bway/ NYC credits include:
The Lion Theatre, 2nd Stage, Ars Nova and his One Man Show "Let it Sing" at Don't Tell Mama. Select Regional: Les Miserables, The Producers, Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, Oliver, and Funny Girl. As a tenor soloist, Jeff has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Cathedrals of St. John the Devine and St. Francis of Assisi, and the Kennedy Center.
TRACEY CONYER LEE* (MRS.DOVER)
Acting highlights--Baltimore Centerstage, Weston Playhouse, Actors Thea of Louisville, St. Louis Rep, Thea of the Stars, Great Lakes Thea Fest, Cinncinati Playhouse, Interact, TheatreWorks, Cleveland Playhouse, Delaware Thea, Westport Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Virginia Stage, Florida Stage, Ogunquit Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, 48 Hours in Harlem, Endemol Theatre Prods, on tour nationally and abroad. 5 Inde Films.
TV--SMASH, Ed, L&O: Criminal Intent, All My Children & Guiding Light. Next--Off Broadway musical, Bedbugs.
NEIL DAWSON* (LIGHTBULB MAN)
Stick Fly (Majestic Theater), The Blacks (Classic Stage Company), Ain't Supposed to Die... (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Intimate Apparel (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater), 365 Days/365 Plays (Public Theater), AmericanBlackout (NY Fringe Festival), Macbeth (Bonn International Theater Festival), Brooklyn Bridge (Children's Theatre of Minneapolis), Black Man Rising (National Black Theatre Festival), Flambeaux (Theater for the New City) TV: Law and Order, Today Show, commercials, voice-overs. Education: MFA, University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program.
MELISSA JOYER (MARY TALBERT)
Has just ended a run with the legendary Billie Holiday Theatre in the Premiere of Maid's Door by Writers Guild Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Cheryl Davis; directed by Artistic Director Jackie Alexander. With an MFA from The New School she has studied under accomplished Artists in the industry: Program Director Robert LuPone and Acting Chair & Tony Award winner Ron Leibman. Joyner's credits can be found on her website: www.Melissa-Joyner.com Representation: Multi-Ethnic Talent.
JESSICA KAHKOSKA (MANDY)
Is excited to be involved with NYMF for the first time. New York:Pyre Cantata
(FGP Playgroup), Easter Mysteries (Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew), The Quiet Clock (Stage 72). Regional: The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It (Notre Dame Shakespeare), Call My Name (Smithsonian American Folk Life Festival), Godspell, City of Angels (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). Proud Northwestern graduate.
JANELLE MCDERMOTH (HENRIETTA)
Is very excited to be a part of At Buffalo here at NYMF! Recent Credits include: THIS IS 30 (also at NYMF 2014) and the HAIR International Tour (Abe Lincoln/White Boys Trio). She is a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she received a B.A. in Africana Studies. Infinite gratitude to God, her incredibly supportive family, encouraging friends and the At Buffalo team! www.janellemcdermoth.com
SEAN PATRICK MURTAGH* (CZOLGOSZ)
Excited to return to his second reading with NYMF, Sugar Hill Sisters (’12). Originally from San Francisco Sean has made NYC his home for four years now. Strike Up the Band! (Musicals Tonight!), A Man of No Importance (Gallery Players), Jekyll & Hyde (WBT), Emma (TheatreWorks, Palo Alto), and many…many more. Sean Patrick is currently working on his debut cabaret in NYC early this fall. Proud member of AEA. www.seanpatrickmurtagh.com
JACK PERRY (XAVIER PENE)
is an actor and musician here in NYC. Jack can be seen on Blip TV's The Thing, Walking House Productions Triangle, 30 Rock, and those pesky commercials. He is super happy about working again in NYMF and for the first time with Deadria D. Harringotn Productions. jackperryactor.com
NEIL TYRONE PRITCHARD (OOMBA)
Is a New York Based Actor/Singer/Writer. His work has most recently been seen at The Tank Theater,Labyrinth Theater Company,Primary stages, McKittrick Hotel and The Cherry Lane Theater. He is honored to be in the company of such amazing artists. He would like to Thank God, The AT BUFFALO team,His Family, friends, and YOU for your support of works in development.
JON-MICHAEL REESE* (TANNIE)
Book of Mormon (Ntl Tour); Seaweed, Hairspray (Drury Lane); Cordelia, Lear (EPBB); Paul, when last we flew (Fringe Encores, GLAAD Award - Best Off-Off Broadway Play); Matt, Fantastiks (Cincinnati Playhouse); Various play and musical workshops at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Public Theater, New Dramatists, National Black Theater, The Movement Theatre Company. BFA: Carnegie Mellon.
CALVIN M. THOMPSON* (W.E.B DUBOIS)
A native of Aiken, South Carolina, he is an alum of USC-Aiken with a Bachelor Of Arts degree in Voice Performance and AMDA. He recently appeared in Migdalia Cruz's Two Roberts and Sweethearts of Swing (Theater Lab). He thanks God for all blessings and family and friends for love and support. NY Theatre: A Soldier's Play, Split Second, Miss Saigon. Regional: Joe Turner's Come And Gone, Seven Guitars, A Lesson Before Dying. Film/TV: Ying-Yang (2013).
BRENDON SCHAEFER (HIRAM)
New York: Gallimard in M. Butterfly, Lush in The Hothouse (Columbia Stages); FriendAndy.Com (Forward Flux); Regional: Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Much Ado, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre DC); Venus In Fur (Studio Theatre DC); Diesel in West Side Story, Rooster in Annie (Mount Washington Valley); Natinal Tours: The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up; Education: BFA Musical Theatre, SUNY Fredonia.
An (*) indicates that these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
New York Musical Theatre Festival
Developmental Reading 2014