Co-hosted by Broadway’s Carly Hughes (CHICAGO, ABC’s “American Housewife”,) and Michael-Leon Wooley (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Disney’s THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG), alongside guest musical director Gregory Nabours (MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL) and the A Little New Music band.
Featured writing teams included: Amy Engelhardt (BASTARD JONES), Claire Partin (SKY MALL: THE MUSICAL) & Angela Parrish (ASCAP’s Abe Oleman Scholarship Award for 2017), Terry Delsing & Brian Dykstra (CRAZY MAKE CRAZY), Carner & Gregor (UNLOCK’D), Jessica Fleitman & Rick Bassett (THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID), Gregory Nabours (DOWN TO THE DARKNESS), Thomson & Desmon (PUMP UP THE VOLUME), Noemi de la Puente & David Davila (MANUEL VS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY), and Ari Afsar & Lauren Gunderson. Previously featured in the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop at The Wallis and joining us from NYC, Julian Hornik, will perform selections from his original musical, TENN, based on the life of the American playwright, Tennessee Williams.
Performers included: Tracie Thoms (FALSETTOS, RENT), Ari Afsar (“American Idol,” Eliza in HAMILTON Chicago), Matthew Santos (“Superstar” by Lupe Fiasco), Jason Michael Snow (B’way BOOK OF MORMON, SOUTH PACIFIC), Rhett George (B’way WICKED, MEMPHIS), Sylvia MacCalla (RENT, HAIRSPRAY Nat’l Tours), Kenna Ramsey (B’way RENT; CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Nat’l Tour), Amy Engelhardt (the Bobs), Natalia Vivino (Cabrillo’s CHILDREN OF EDEN – Ovation nomination ), Daniel Bellusci (Winner of Stage Star 2017), Matt Merchant (3D’s PARADE and OKLAHOMA), Benai Boyd (VIOLET at Actors’ Co-op), Kelley Dorney (NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at MTW), Nohely Quiroz (Rockwell’s UMPO series: CLUELESS), and AJ Rafael (Red Roses EP).