MATT WEINSTEIN (Sgt. Stubby) is over the moon to be making his Off-Broadway debut! Matt is no stranger to playing a dog, having performed as Young Max last year in the National Tour of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” He is a proud alumnus of both AMDA NY and the annual Broadway’s Rising Stars concert. He has performed at Town Hall and Feinstein’s/54 Below numerous times under the direction of Scott Siegel and Scott Coulter. Also a playwright, Matt is currently developing his new play “Wireless Fidelity.” He’d like to extend huge thanks to Jack Dyville, the creative team, as well as the cast and crew. Endless gratitude to Deb and Brucie for their love and support, and Danielle for being his person. As always, for Linda Katz. Follow on IG/Twitter: @MattWeinstein10. www.matt-weinstein.com
MEGHAN MILLER (Penelope) Meghan is excited to join the ranks of Sgt. Stubby! Off Broadway/National Tour: Berenstain Bears Live! (Sister Bear), John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean (Bubbles). Regional: Titanic (Lyric Stage), ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Dallas Children’s Theatre). Meghan was named the very first Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in 2006 and later earned a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a semi-finalist in Season 2 of America’s Got Talent. Thanks to everyone who believed in me and my crazy dreams. I wouldn’t be here without your support. Meghan-Miller.com
BRYAN ERNESTO MENJIVAR (Marvin) Off Broadway: Rappucinnis Daughter (Grimlock). Cruise Ships: Carnival Dream, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Destiny. Bryan is a transplant from Hollywood, California. Growing up in dance he attended AMDA for musical theatre and graduated in 2008. He’s glad to be a part of this wonderful and talented cast. He dedicates this to his family, his dog and his beautiful partner in crime Doodle. Xoxo. #puppyposse
PATRICK STEVEN BOVO (Ralphie, u/s Stubby) is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway and New York debut with Sgt. Stubby! Favorite credits include: Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry (Urinetown), John Quincy Adams (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Laurie (Little Women). BFA Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Many thanks to FACT, Jack, David, family, & friends. www.patrickstevenbovo.com
TAYLOR GRACE SUMNER (Paperboy, u/s Penelope, u/s Ralphie. ASM) is excited to be making her OFF BWAY debut! She has previously been seen in Kooman and Diamond’s The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes at Goodspeed’s Festival of New Musicals and singing madrigals at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Taylor is a California native, a proud OCSA alum, and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Hartt School! She would like to thank her many theatre families from both coasts and her family for their constant love and support.
PAUL FRACCALVIERI (Captain Athy) Pippi Longstocking-American Family Theatre, National Tour. Off-Bway: The Bonus Army, Christmas Rappings, Fannie Lou-The Musical, Galileo-Hon. Mention Best Actor, The Devil of Delancey Street, Phil Springer’s My Great Lyricists and Trunk Songs among myriad others. Regional credits include leading roles in South Pacific, Grease, Joseph…, City of Angels, Chicago, and The King and I. He has recorded numerous jingles and voiceovers, and is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he received a 4-year scholarship for voice. He is also a proud Army veteran having served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Ft. Gordon, GA, and is delighted to have been promoted to Captain for this show!
ZACH AUSTIN GREEN (Corporal Conroy, u/s Marvin). Happy to make his Off-Broadway debut. Regional: The Little Mermaid (Jetsam), Grease (Doody), Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus). A proud graduate of Brandeis University. Love and thanks to my family and friends. Enjoy the show!
DANIEL JOSEPH BAKER (Corporal Jefferson) got his start on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”. His vivacious personality, undeniable talent, and personal story of overcoming life-long bullying gained him thousands of fans. Sharon Osbourne called him a star! Being a semi-finalist in Season 6, allowed him to travel the country performing for Katy Perry, sing the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Clippers, and speak at anti-bullying and mental health galas He’s combined social media followings of over 20,000 fans. Recently, he released his debut EP, a collection of five original songs featuring his first single “Well” and its accompanying music video can be seen on YouTube. He resides in New York City and is working on adding Broadway to his growing resume. www.danieljosephbaker.com
RICHARD LISENBY (Corp Burkholtz, u/s Captain Athy, u/s Corporal Conroy, u/s Corporal Jefferson. ASM) Off-Broadway: Croaker: A New Musical and APie Rat’s Tale, (Three Act Theater Company). NYC/Regional: Mr. Erlanson, A Little Night Music (Theater 2020); Dan, Next to Normal (TATC); Marius, Les Misérables (Tennessee Valley Art Association); L.A. in Gypsy (Gallery Players); Holy Fool, The Birth of the Wild Heart, (Guided Imagery Opera, The National OperaCenter); Semi-finalist in NYMF’s 2015 Next Broadway Sensation Competition.Other favorites include: Tateh, Ragtime; Hero, A Funny Thing Happened; Bobby Strong, Urinetown; Jack, Into the Woods. B.A. University of Montevallo; M.M. Southern Illinois University Carbondale. www.RichardLisenby.com; Twitter: @RichieLisenby
Vicki Oceguera (Nurse Bartholomew) is so excited to join her friends at FACT once again and work with such an amazing cast and creative team! National Tour: Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live (Tiny) directed by John Tartaglia; Clifford the Big Red Dog (Female Swing); Alexander Who’s Not…Going to Move (Nick, et al.). Off Broadway: A Mermaids’ Tale (Trot) with FACT; Eeek! A Mousical (Clarissa Country Mouse) with FACT; Pageant Princess the Musical (Donna Lou) directed by Shaun Peknic. Other New York Theatre/Regional: ReUsable the Musical directed by John Tartaglia/Shannon Lewis; Avenue Zoo directed by Sharon Wheatley; Grease (Jan); Oliver (Nancy); and countless staged readings and performances with the wonderful people of FACT. A huge thank you to Jack Dyville, the creative team, my family, GO, and CM.
JACK DYVILLE (Playwright-Director) Off-Broadway: A MERMAIDS’ TALE, (Triad) Eeek! A MOUSICAL (Triad) has been called a Jack-of-all-theatrical-trades. He is co-founder of FACT-NYC and Youth Education On Stage in Williston ND. He is a member of Dramatist Guild and a published playwright with Dramatic Publishing, I.E. Clark, Brooklyn Publishers, Art Age. He attended TWU for Theatre/Journalism and holds an MFA from TCU. Has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional, Summer Stock and tours of Hello Dolly, Cabaret, West Side Story as a dancer, actor, singer. Two shows at Radio City Music Hall. A Big Thanks to Ed Gaynes and St. Luke’s Theatre where he has dreamed of being produced for 12 years. www.JackDyville.com and www.FactTheatre.org
LAWRENCE WANKEL (music, co-lyrics and orchestrations) Conductor, arranger and orchestration credits include productions of Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Man of La Mancha, Pippin, and Anything Goes. Although he has upper Midwest roots, he has studied music recording, arranging, and scoring at institutions such as Hartt School of Music in Hartford Connecticut, Vandercook College in Chicago, and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley to supplement his great start at NDSU. Those Magical Red Sneaks (Pittsfield Players 2000) was the first collaboration between Lawrence and Jack Dyville, published with Dramatic Publishing. Lawrence enjoys growing grapes in Minnesota, and traveling with his wife Jane.
DARIN CHUMBLEY (Choreographer) a sought after teacher/choreographer, his work has been seen in award winning competitive dance, Thoroughly Modern Millie (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Play it Cool – associate choreographer (NYMF) and co-choreographer/co-star of the world tour On Tap – a two man show. As a performer, Darin has toured extensively with shows such as Tap Dogs, 42nd Street, Gypsy and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Favorite regional credits include Beauty and the Beast (Pioneer), Crazy for You, Me and My Girl (TUTS) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Carousel). Darin’s other passion is his photography business. For 16 years Picture DLC Photography has captured headshots, theatre and dance photography, events and fine art prints from coast to coast. Visit www.PictureDLC.com or facebook.com/picturedlc
RAY NACCARI (Musical Director) has been musical director/pianist for Black Stars Of The Great White Way with Ben Vereen, Norm Louis, Keith David, Chapman Roberts, Andre De Shields. Some of his noted live performances are with: Vivian Reed, Norm Lewis, Jennifer Holliday, Cuba Gooding Sr. Performed at Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Birdland, and Jazz At Lincoln Center. Also awarded Orchestrator Of The Year 3 years in a row from The Josephine Foundation.
DAKOTA MAC LEOD (Vocal Director) performed at B. Smiths, Blue Note, Birdland, Lenox Lounge, Chez Lucienne, Dinosaur BBQ and NJPAC in Newark N.J.) served 12 years as lead vocalist, assistant conductor and copyist for the MISS NEW YORK STATE PAGEANT ORCHESTRA. Sang with the BBC Orchestra for the 2007 production of CHAPMAN ROBERTS “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BROADWAY” performed in the “HACKNEY EMPIRE THEATRE” in LONDON, co-starred in TWO SOPRANOS SING CARNEGIE HALL.
B. MICHAEL QUALE (Scenic/Costume Design) lives in North Dakota but this is his 4th NYC show; A Mermaid’s Tale, Eeek! A Mousical, Those Magical Red Sneaks. He and Dyville are co-founders of YES and he has costumed, directed and/or provided scenery for more than 70 productions in 32 years. For 20 years he was Artistic/Managing Director of Entertainment Inc! Community Theatre in Williston ND. He is a proud Theatre-English major from NDSU in Fargo.
DaeMynn Stevens (Lighting Designer/Marketing & Advertising) Off-Broadway debut.
GUS FERRARI (Stage Manager/Lighting Operator) A veteran of the stage, Gus, has numerous theatre, film and TV credits and has traveled the country performing Interactive and Educational Theatre. Favorite roles include: R.P. McMurphy (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), Juror # 10 (12 Angry Jurors) and Lucien P. Smith (The Boys Next Door). Behind the scenes, Gus has produced, directed, stage-managed and worked as a light and sound designer and operator. He currently acts as Technical Consultant for F.A.C.T. Theatre Company.)
JULIA GENOVEVA (Sound Design-Operator) has been in the entertainment industry for several years. She is part of the F.A.C.T. Board of Directors, as the Fundraiser Director. And was also the Producer for Words and Wine Monthly Reading Series. Julia has produced, directed, written, and starred in various plays with her production company, Genoveva Productions L.L.C. And is now the producer of Love Complexities: Jackie & Clarisse/Marvin’s Fetish, a repertory of 2 plays that is due to make its Off-Broadway premiere later this year.
BOB CONNELLEY (Prop Master) is happy to be working with FACT again, although this is the first time as props master. Bob has had an active and successful acting career for over ten years appearing in many independent short and features films. He has appeared on stage in many different productions and as an active member of FACT appeared in several productions and readings for this group. Bob has many TV credits and is very active in the commercial world. As always he is grateful for the wonderful support he gets from Cecilia, and is thankful to Jack, David and FACT for this great opportunity to contribute to a wonderful project.
LYNN MANUELL (Production Consultant) is a Charter member of FACT and serves on the Board. She is president of International Production Management working on press, consulting and booking. She had directed and performed in over 50 shows. FACT produced the theatrical reading of her book Standing Tall on 9/11 StandingTallBook.net
DAN DEMELLO, DDPR (Press Representative) has coordinated press campaigns in the United States, Mexico,Canada and Europe. He’s publicized hundreds of Off Broadway productions and dozens of major events. Current clients include: Pan Asian Repertory Theater, Working Theater, NY Deaf Theatre, Wheelhouse Theatre Company, Nightmare NYC, The Theater Center in Times Square and two of NYC’s longest running productions: The Fantasticks & Perfect Crime. He is also the publicist for the one of the world’s leading gay dating apps, SCRUFF.
KALEN SAKIMA (Marketing/Advertising) Off-Broadway: WE SO HAPA (2016 & 2017). In development: BLINK and THE DASH IN BETWEEN. Regional: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and FAME THE MUSICAL. www.KalenSakima.com
FRIENDS ALWAYS CREATING THEATRE (Producer) begins its 8th season under the co-foundership of Jack Dyville and David Gillam Fuller. They hold their non-profit 501c3 status through Fractured Atlas. Their 1st presentation was Gutter Star which was a part of the 2008 NY Fringe Festival. They have been represented in NY with productions of “Uff’da”, “Umbrellas in the Snow”, “A Mermaids’ Tale”, “Eeek! A Mousical”, “If the Pink Pump Fits” and “Hansel & Gretel at Christmas”. www.FactTheatre.org
DAVID GILLAM FULLER (Associate Producer) grew up in Maine, lived & worked in theatre in Los Angeles 20 yr. coming to NYC in ’03 with Pinafore, winning the Over-All Best Production at NY Int’l FRINGE. He attended Hartt College of Music and has performed in West Coast Premieres of Rags, and as Peron in Evita. Co-founder of FACT he appeared in their first production, Gutter Star at Minetta Lane Theatre and A Mermaids’ Tale at Art/NY of which he was co-lyricist. This is first main-stream producing gig.
YOUTH EDUCATION ON STAGE (Associate Producer) was founded by Jack Dyville and B. Michael Quale 32 years ago in Williston ND and basically operates now as a summer theatre. This is the 3rd production of Mr. Dyville’s to have started at Yes, including A Mermaids’ Tale and Eeek! A Mousical to make it to the off Broadway ranks of NYC. YES and their production Children of Eden was named Best Production of the ND Community Theatre Association and advanced to Regionals in Missouri in the late 1990s winning Outstanding Ensemble and Best Technical Effects. Many YES students have gone on to professional careers across the United States and many are NYC AMDA Grads.
ST. LUKE’S THEATRE is home to many long-running hits, dating back to Late Night Catechism and Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, both of which ran here for five years, up to the current Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in it’s seventh year, Sistas: The Musical and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, both of which have been running for five years. Other notable productions include, Ruthless! (just completed a run of well over a year)), Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical (3 year run), Dietrich and Chevalier: A Musical Love Story, The Rise of Dorothy Hale, A Brush With Georgia O’Keeffe, Lansky, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and Disaster!, prior to it’s transfer to Broadway. St. Luke’s Theatre and Actors Temple Theatre are both operated by Edmund Gaynes. www.stlukestheatre.com
JESSIMEG PRODUCTIONS – EDMUND GAYNES (General Management) in association with Christine Evans, serves as the general manager of the current and recent Off-Broadway hits Ruthless! Cougar the Musical, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Fried Chicken and Latkes, The Wonderful Wizard of Song, The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, Zero Hour, Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical and Dietrich and Chevalier. Other Off-Broadway productions include Lansky, The Rise of Dorothy Hale, One Night with Fanny Brice, Don’t Leave it All to Your Children, The Big Voice: God or Merman?, Emily Mann’s Annulla, A Brush with Georgia O’Keeffe, The Man in Room 306, Not Quite an Ingénue, Fabulous Divas of Broadway, Panache, Chaim’s Love Song, Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson, Einstein: A Stage Portrait and Bein’ With Behan. Jessimeg Productions also is general manager of St. Luke’s Theatre and Actors Temple Theatre in the Midtown Theatre District.