GOOD MORNING AMERICA The School of Rock cast rocked out with the casts of Phantom of the Opera and CATS on Broadway in a celebration of the maestro himself on Good Morning America LIVE on Thursday, December 22nd. It was lots of fun! I got to reunite with Mamie Paris who is now in CATS and who used to be in School of Rock. What a great tribute to a great composer and contributor to Broadway.
The kids from Broadway's School of Rock were invited to perform at Brooks Brothers for the annual St. Jude Holiday Celebration. We sang "If Only You Would Listen" from the show. Jenn Gambatese (who plays Rosalie in SOR) sang holiday songs as well.
My mom was thrilled to meet actress Marlo Thomas and the head of St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
GYPSY OF THE YEAR An annual event that wraps six weeks of fundraising for Broadway Cares, Equity Fights AIDS. This year, I performed with the young cast of School of Rock. We parodied Hamilton's opening number with an amped-up rock 'n' roll version.
BRUNO MARS AT SCHOOL OF ROCK! Bruno Mars came to see School of Rock during December. WOW! I love his music. After the show, he visited the cast backstage and took some photos!
BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS TIME WARNER CENTER The School of Rock kids cast and I, along with Eric Peterson as Dewey Finn, conducted a meet and greet for holiday shoppers and performed a musical number from the show at the Time Warner Center. Video coming soon!
BKAB: I HAVE A VOICE I'm so grateful to have been a part of the creation of "I Have A Voice", a new anti-bullying charity single and two videos. Over 70 child actors are featured from Broadway's School of Rock, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Matilda the Musical and more.
Van Dean, President of Broadway Records and one of the co-founders of the "Broadway for Orlando" charitable initiative, produced the project. The music is from the upcoming musical, "Song of Bernadette", written by Frank Wildhorn and Robin Lerner.
The single is available for purchase at www.BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com, iTunes and more. 100% of the proceeds goes to the non-profit No Bully. Please, share it with everyone you know!
SCHOOL OF ROCK School of Rock entered its second year on Broadway and welcomed a new class of cast members led by Eric Petersen in the role of Dewey Finn. Happy trails to those who have moved on and welcome to our new rockers.
The new company performed "Stick it to the Man" Thanksgiving morning on CBS. Check out the video here and catch a little bit of the show!
KIDZ BOP AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN On November 20th, 2016, I performed "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 at the Kidz Bop Talent Search during the Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER VISITS SCHOOL OF ROCK! This month, Andrew Lloyd Webber visited the theatre to see the show. It was incredibly exciting to see him again. This time, we got a photo! Learn more about SCHOOL OF ROCK on BROADWAY here.
THE GREAT BLUENESS A new musical based on the book by Arnold Lobel. I participated in the recent workshop, playing the lead role of Iris.
Check out my page for THE GREAT BLUENESS and learn more about the show. Check out tracks for two of the songs here!
SWINGING AS SOPHIE I performed as Sophie, the "roadie" for five shows during the weekend of November 11th. Be sure to follow me on social media so I can let you know when I have scheduled performances.
BROADWAY FOR HILLARY This month, I had the honor of performing at BROADWAY FOR HILLARY. Billy Crystal hosted this magnificent fundraiser at the St. James Theatre in New York City. See more photos and learn all about the night here.
FOX 5 NEWS INTERVIEW I was videotaped and interviewed for FOX 5 News at 5 about my life on Broadway! They asked me about how I juggle it all. The newscaster, Jodi Goldberg, was so nice! Watch the interview here and on my School of Rock page too!
Y SENTIRAS MI AMOR I'm so proud to have been a part of this just released new video produced by Eduardo Pons Jiminez for singer, David Aleksander. This beautiful song "Sentiras Mi Amor" is the Spanish language translation of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love", recently re-popularized by Adele. I'm featured playing the violin. Enjoy!
SWINGING AS SUMMER I was back on stage as Summer a few times during the month of October. Thankful for everyone who was able to come as see me in the show. I love playing this role! Rock On!
SWINGING AS SUMMER I performed as Summer the weekend of September 18th. It was a blast to be the band manager for 5 performances. See more photos here.
BROADWAY FLEA The Broadway Flea Market is held each year to support Broadway Cares, Equity Fights AIDS. This was my first time attending and I'm so glad I did. It's the biggest day for Broadway Fans and is held in Shubert Alley. It's great to be a part of a community that does so much to give back to others. Our School of Rock table featured really cool luggage tags and #SOR robes. Can't wait for Broadway Flea 2017! Learn more and see photos of our 'merch'.
I performed at the American Airlines terminal at JFK Airport
Alex Lifeson (RUSH) came to visit and give some great advice!
I'm so grateful to have spent my vacation from Broadway's School Of Rock at Vassar College where I was in a staged reading (in which I played one of the main characters) of a wonderful new musical called The Great Blueness, written and composed by the ultra-talented Andrew Gerle. The reading was part of the New York Stage and Film Festival where Hamilton, Bright Star and other notable Broadway shows got their start! It was awesome!!
Watch me and the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway perform at the 70th Annual TONY Awards!
The Astaire Awards nominated Broadway's School of Rock! We were nominated for "Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show". What an honor! Congrats to the ensemble of Shuffle Along who won this year.
NOMINATED Taylor Caldwell, Emily Cramer, Ava Della Pietra, Evie Dolan, Natalie Charle Ellis, Carly Gendell, Alan H. Green, Michael Hartney, John Hemphill, Merritt David Janes, Ethan Khusidman, Jaygee Macapugay, Bobbi MacKenzie, Dante Melucci, Brandon Niederauer, Cassie Okenka, Luca Padovan, Jared Parker, Isabella Russo, Tally Sessions, Jersey Sullivan, Jonathan Wagner, Corinne Wilson, Jeremy Woodard, Shahadi Wright Joseph
"What a great night at School of Rock! Stevie Nicks surprised us all and performed Rhiannon after final bows. It was amazing!!"
Entertainment Weekly wrote about it too - read the article here.
The World Science Festival Gala was held in honor of Alan Alda, whose passion for science reaches across disciplines, professions, and audiences. I performed with fellow Broadway actors, Sawyer Nunes, Alex Dreier, Ava Briglia, Grace Capeless and Alec Greene. Read More Here ...
Signing autographs at the stage door!
SWINGING AS KATIE AND MARCY! In April, I got to go on a few times for the roles of Katie and Marcy in School of Rock. So much fun!!
SWINGING AS KATIE I appeared as Katie in SCHOOL OF ROCK on March 24th, 25h and 26th! And, performed at the Hard Rock Cafe with my SCHOOL OF ROCK castmates!
DEBUTED MY MUSIC I debuted my original song "FLY" at the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City at Broadway Sessions!
IN FULL SWING AT SCHOOL OF ROCK!
January gave me a lot of opportunities to "swing" around the Winter Garden Theater as Shonelle, Katie, and Marcy!