In the News
In The News
Our faculty and students are making news in the theater world.
Ryan Scott Oliver (Adjunct Professor) is developing Freaky Friday for Disney Theatricals and heading towards a Page-to-Stage reading at La Jolla this Spring, as well as workshopping his musical Darling (Pace New Musicals 2009)with Emerson College. He’s also launched a Kickstarter campaign gunning toward an album and production of his musical 35mm.
Lee Evans, Ed.D. (Prof. of Music) Latest books: Ole! Original Latin-American Dance Music; and Fiesta! Original Latin-American Piano Solos (The FJH Music Co., publisher.); Also, due out March 2012: Keyboard Fundamentals, 6th Edition -co-authored - (Stipes Publishing); Also, article in Clavier Companion entitled The Rhythms of Jazz (Jan. 2012).
Paul Guzzone (Adjunct Professor) appeared on the new Rosie Show as bass player-vocalist with The Bacon Brothers band featuring actor Kevin Bacon and film composer Michael Bacon. Paul and the band are also co-writers with Kevin on the single 493 Miles.
Mary Ellen Bernard (Adjunct Professor) & Paul Guzzone (Adjunct Professor) performed along with Tom Chapin, Julie Gold, Aztec Two-Step and the legendary composer and Beat-era raconteur David Amram as part of the Occupy Hearts & Minds concert presented by the New York Songwriters Collective at The Bitter End.
Annie G. Levy (Adjunct Professor) was awarded the 2012 Paul Artist in Residence at Indiana University to workshop and present The Latvia Project, a new piece written and directed by Levy and staring Franny Silverman. The multimedia solo piece explores the themes of personal mythology and national identity and will premiere in New York in 2012.
Lauren Gaul (Dance Instructor) performed as a Rockette in the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Lauren has had two articles published about her 10th season as a Rockette in the Journal News and The Hudson Independent. Recently she was named Artist in Residence at the New York School for the Deaf.
Stephanie Layton (Vocal Coach/Graphic Designer) was the graphic designer for the original cast recording and world premiere NYC production of 35MM, a musical exhibition by composer/lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver and NY Times photographer Matthew Murphy. Starring Lindsay Mendez (Godspell), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Catch Me If You Can), and others.
JoAnn Yeoman Tongret (Adjunct Professor) recently directed Love Makes the World Go Round at Birdland featuring John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) and Len Cariou (Blue Bloods) as well as History/Herstory at Urban Stages featuring Sarah Rice (original Sweeney Todd). JoAnn's musical, A Little Mischief , was previewed at Golden Fleece and she is preparing to act as script supervisor for an indie film, Memories of the Lost Acres.
Sabra Jones, (Professor of Acting) is adapting A New Way to Pay Old Debts with Al Pacino. Her son Charles starred in Golden Boy, directed by Dr. Ruis Woertendyke (Mirror's Summer Training Practicum) with Pace Professor Ron Rand, grads Lilah Shreeve (Golden Boy), Olivia Gemelli, and Pace's Drew Paramore and Claire Charland (The Fantasticks, directed by Sabra). Next Sabra directs Bastard Angel by Barrie Keefe in New York.
Mark Fifer (Music Director & Vocal Coach) served as musical director and conductor on Fame - The Musical. In Macao, China. The cast of twenty included Pace senior Matthew Cullen. Previous to the China trip, Mark music directed an acclaimed sold-out run of The Rocky Horror Show at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY; Obie-winner Devanand Janki was the director and choreographer.
Doug Plaut (BFA Acting Class of 2011) recently filmed a role in an upcoming film Franny, directed by Ash Christian and starring Frances Fisher (Kate Winslet's mom in Titanic) and Steve Howey (Van on TV's "Reba"), and also featured are the wonderful theatre actors Mary Testa, Ruth Gottschall, Eddie Korbich, Annaleigh Ashford and Molly Ranson, and it stars the newcomer Jen Ponton.
David Wolfson (Vocal coach/accompanist) served as Music Director of the Music Theatre of Connecticut's 8-actor production of Cabaret, directed by MTC Artistic Director Kevin Connors and starring Broadway veterans Dottie Stanley and Stuart Zagnit.