Manny Moreira
Artistic Director, Founder, Orchestration, Producer, and Performer
Manny Moreira has been active as a guitarist, singer, producer, arranger and composer in New York City for 30 years. He has performed and toured nationally and internationally from Lincoln Center to Ronnie Scotts in London and has worked with legendary names in the music business both on stage and in the studio. Some artists he has performed and or recorded with include: Ann-Margret, Helen Reddy, Eartha Kitt, Gerry Mulligan, Ron Carter, Phil Woods, Carol King, John Simon and Tony Award winners Paulo Szot and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Most recently, he brought his guitar expertise to the workshop of the upcoming Broadway musical, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan and before that was guitarist for the Tony award winning Broadway musical, In the Heights and performed on the Grammy winning recording of the show. Other B'way credits include The Who's Tommy, Elton John and Time Rice's Aida and Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. He was the original conductor and guitarist for Love, Janis at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. For the past three seasons he was the guitarist for the Nickelodeon television series, Dora the Explorer. His original composition "Christmas in New York" aired nationally on CBS on Christmas day. He has been selected by the United States Dept. of State and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to represent the United States as a Jazz Ambassador on a goodwill tour of Africa. Mr. Moreira studied music at the Juilliard School in New York City and theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He is currently collaborating on a musical play with Matt Landers entitled Now & Then.
Stephanie Klemons
Currently, Stephanie is appearing alongside Idina Menzel in If/Then on Broadway. Recently, she was associate choreographer to Andy Blankenbuehler for Lin-Manuel Miranda's, creator of In The Heights, new show Hamilton Mixtape opening at the Public Theater this fall. She also served as Associate Choreographer for last season's Broadway musical Bring It On based on Universal Film's movie of the same name which was nominated for a Tony & Drama Desk Award for Best Choreography. Last summer she appeared in Fly at Dallas Theater Center, directed by Jeffrey Seller and written by Emmy and Tony Award winner Bill Sherman. She also had the opportunity to co-choreograph Zelda, a new musical by Frank Wildhorn. Stephanie was an original cast member of Broadway's In The Heights serving as the show's co-dance captain, co-associate choreographer for the first national tour, Carla Understudy, and member of the Drama Desk Award winning ensemble (Best Ensemble in a Musical 2007). Other credits include: Bombay Dreams (1st N'tl Tour), and Off-Broadway: Automatic Superstar, In the Heights, and Repo! The Genetic Opera. Stephanie recently played a lead role in Making Books Sing's national production of Tea with Chachaji, originating the role of Amma. She has appeared in national commercials, danced with pop stars Ciara, Don Omar and others, done prime time TV (ABC, Univision, Nickelodeon) and has been featured in some Bollywood Films including see Jaaneman. She's most proud of her new not-for-profits: katiesartproject.org and dididothat.org
Matt Perri
Music Director
Matt Perri has served as music director for Bette Midler, Kristen Chenoweth, and Mario Cantone. Broadway credits (both as pianist and conductor) include Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Scandalous, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011), Promises, Promises (2010), White Christmas, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Television credits include: The Sound of Music Live on NBC, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View, and Live with Kelly. Matt is also a regular songwriter for The View. He has served as a national panelist in Jazz Voice for the National Young Arts Foundation. He is a graduate of New York University with a bachelor of music in jazz piano and composition. He lives in Montclair, NJ with his wife Molly and son Elliot.

Christina Barth
Production Design/Stylist

Karen T. Salva
Hair and Make Up

Cara Coniglio
Costume Design

John Simon

Joseph Church

Manny Moreira
see above

Tony Regusis
Tony Regusis has been a New York-based pianist and keyboardist for over 35 years. A native of Albuquerque, NM, he studied jazz and composition at Indiana University before coming to New York. Tony has played in a variety of musical styles and contexts, on piano, organ, and synthesizers. A partial list of his credits in jazz include the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the Widespread Jazz Orchestra, Sal Nestico, the Mike Peters/Bob Wilber Sextet, among many others. In the Latin/Brazilian field, Tony has worked and recorded with the Tito Puente Orchestra, Orquestra Sabor, Orquestra Guarare, and Amazonas. He has also played on many advertising jingles, TV, and film sessions, often utilizing his extensive experience in the pop-R'n'B-funk genres. As a music educator, Tony works with the Jazz and Latin/Jazz Clinic Program in the NY Public Schools and also maintains a private teaching practice.

Matt Perri
see above

Booker King

Jonathon Peretz

Wilson Torres

Emily Bruskin Yarbrough
Concert Master
Emily Bruskin Yarbrough has performed as soloist with the Virginia, Pacific, Utah, and Nashville Symphonies and has given chamber music recitals across the country and around the world in venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Rome's American Academy, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Lucerne's Festival Hall, and Boston's Jordan Hall. As violinist of the Claremont Trio ("one of America's finest young chamber groups" —Strad Magazine) she has made critically acclaimed recordings on the Bridge, Arabesque, Ongaku, American Modern, and Tria labels and has commissioned new works from Nico Muhly, Mason Bates, Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd, Judd Greenstein, Donald Crockett, Helen Grime and Hillary Zipper. Ms. Bruskin has appeared at the Saratoga, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Ravinia, Rockport, Norfolk, and Bard Festivals and has given masterclasses at Columbia University, the Eastman School of Music, Duke University, Middlebury College, Boston Conservatory, and SUNY Purchase. Ms. Bruskin has performed on Saturday Night Live, Letterman, American Idol, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, and Jimmy Kimmel Live with artists such as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Michael Buble, Lana Del Rey, and Beck. She has also performed in the orchestras of the Broadway shows Cinderella, Book of Mormon, Wicked, Newsies, Sister Act, and Sondheim on Sondheim. Ms. Bruskin was a grand prize winner of both the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and was a recipient of BBC Magazine's Critic's Choice Award and the Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist Award. A graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard joint program, she holds degrees in Neuroscience and in Music. clairemonttrio.com

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton
Violinist, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton began studying at the age of three and performed her first recital at the age of five. Elizabeth has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, the Far East and Australia. She has appeared as a soloist with L'Orchestre de Bayonne-Cote Basque and the L'Orchestre de Bordeaux (recorded by Radio France), the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, New York Virtuosi as well as with Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York. In New York City, Ms. Lim-Dutton performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, has toured for two seasons as Concertmaster for the New York City Opera National Company and performs with a wide variety of ensembles. As a member of Steve Reich and Musicians and the Steve Reich Ensemble since 1992, Ms. Lim-Dutton has performed in such diverse and distinguished venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, Zankel Hall at Carnegie and the Sydney Opera House. Her discography includes solo recordings on the ESS.A.Y label and recordings of Steve Reich's: The Cave, City Life, Three Tales, the newly released Daniel Variations and Music for 18 Musicians on the Nonesuch label, the latter won a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Small Ensemble. She attended the Professional Children's School in New York City, received her Bachelor's degree at the Juilliard School, and received a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music-Yale University. Ms. Lim-Dutton lives in Bronxville, New York with her husband, violist, Larry Dutton and their three sons, Luke, Jesse and Sam.

Victoria Paterson
Equally comfortable with classical and popular music, Victoria Paterson performs everywhere from Carnegie Hall, Birdland and Madison Square Garden, to Late Night with David Letterman and The Today Show. She played for Chelsea Clinton's wedding and performs for luminaries ranging from Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer and Nancy Pelosi to Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez. Film and television credits include Smash, The Social Network, The Celebrity Apprentice, Nurse Jackie, and So You Think You Can Dance. Victoria's Broadway credits include The Addams Family (Concertmaster), West Side Story, Cinderella, Wicked, Cabaret, Beauty & the Beast, South Pacific, and Porgy & Bess. Off-Broadway shows: Heathers, Giant, The Thing about Men, and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Favorite tours and bands: Barbra Streisand, A Great Big World, Rufus Wainwright, Jewel, and Joss Stone. victoriapaterson.com

Mineko Hinton
Mineko graduated from the Juilliard School of Music as a student of Joseph Fuchs, and performed violin in chamber music concerts throughout North America and Japan with the Yajima-Robin Duo and the Hudson Trio. She is the principal second violin of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the Little Orchestra Society. Mineko is also concertmaster of the Princeton Chapel Camerata and is currently playing in the Broadway production of Aladdin. Mineko performed with Duran Duran during MTV Unplugged, broadcast from the Sony Music Studios in New York City.

Jonny Dinklage

Shin Won

Jonathan Weber
Jonathan Weber maintains a versatile musical career as a violinist, violist, conductor and composer. A graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY) and classically trained under the tutelage of violinist Daniel Phillips, Mr. Weber went on to collaborate and perform professionally with artists such as (the aforementioned) Daniel Phillips and Timothy Eddy of the Orion String Quartet, Tara O'Connor of Windscape, oboe virtuosos Ronald Roseman and Randall Wolfgang, and the renowned Bach Aria Group. Mr. Weber has also made numerous solo and ensemble appearances with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. Branching into alternate musical genres such as jazz, hip-hop, country, and rock, Mr. Weber has performed with artists including Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles, Roger Daltrey, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Savion Glover, the Irish Tenors, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, the Mahavishnu Project, and fusion band: DBR & The Mission (Opus 3 Artists) for which he has received critical acclaim. Mr. Weber is an active player in the Broadway circuit and he has also had the privilege of appearing with the vintage '20s/'30s jazz band: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. CD credits include Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium, Jay-Z's Kingdom Come, and Albert Hammond Jr.'s Cómo Te Llama, in addition to numerous TV and film score projects with various composers and artists including Ryuichi Sakamoto and Steven Van Zandt. Mr. Weber can be seen as an on screen musician in films such as Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, >Sex and the City 2, Billy Joel: The Last Play at Shea, the HBO Miniseries Mildred Pierce, and Annie (2014). He has made network television appearances on programs such as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Rachel Ray Show, The View, Christmas Live at Rockefeller Center, and PBS programs: Great Performances and Soundstage. Mr. Weber has been a faculty member at the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY) since the year 2000 where he serves as conductor of the pre-college orchestras, coordinator of the chamber music department and summer chamber music festivals, and is also a member of the violin and viola faculty. In addition to conducting orchestras at CPSM, Mr. Weber has appeared as guest conductor for the NMEA All County Music Festival in performance at the Tilles Center at C.W. Post, LI University.

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Sarah Hewitt-Roth

Kristi Shade
Based in New York City, Kristi Shade began playing the harp at the age of two and has since become one of the preeminent emerging harpists in the industry. A diverse performer, Kristi performs in a variety of musical settings including classical, jazz, pop, Broadway, contemporary and electronic music. Kristi holds degrees from the University of Miami and the Manhattan School of Music, where she is on Harp Faculty in the Precollege Division. Kristi is the Principal Harpist with The Chamber Orchestra of New York, with which she has recorded three albums on the Naxos record label. She also performs regularly with The Miami Symphony and One World Symphony. She is a founding member of the trio, The Gene Project, and the harp duo, Duo Scorpio. Duo Scorpio released their debut album, Scorpion Tales, in the fall of 2012 on the American Modern Recordings label and were featured performers at the 50th Anniversary American Harp Society Conference in New York City. That album was included on the 2012 GRAMMY nomination ballot in three separate categories. Recipients of the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant, Duo Scorpio commissioned composer Nico Muhly. His piece will be premiered at the World Harp Congress in Sydney, Australia in July 2014. Kristi has performed on Broadway for several shows, including Cinderella, Wicked, A Little Night Music, Gypsy and The Apple Tree. She has made numerous television appearances, including The Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and All My Children. She has collaborated and/or performed with artists such as Florence + The Machine, The All-American Rejects, The Killers, Sigur Rós, John Legend, Carlos Santana, Patti LaBelle, Sean Lennon, Chris Noth and Will Ferrell. kristishade.com

Raul Agraz
Lead Trumpet
Trained in the legendary musical conservatory of Caracas, Venezuela this trumpet player is indeed one of the most comprehensively prepared musicians alive today. Raul is a complete master of Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Classical repertoire in a way that almost defies description. Equally at home playing the music of Bach, Machito or Coltrane Raul lends a text book perfection to everything he does. From his burnished tone and clock-like precision as a sight reader to his incisive solo skills this guy is the definition of a trumpet player's trumpet player.

Tim Ouimette
Tim has played trumpet for The Count Basie Orchestra, Keith Richard, Kenwood Dennard's Jaco-Fest, Ray Charles, They Might Be Gants, Judy Collins, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Machito, Ray Barretto, Mario Bauza, Chico O'Farill, The 4 Tops, The Temptations and the National Tour of Fosse and can be heard on the soundtrack of the movie Ray. Currently he is a composer for TV including Passions on NBC as well as many shows on cable as well as being busy playing and orchestrating on the jingle scene. Recently Tim has performed with Aretha Franklin, Ute Lemper, played on Iggy Pop's Preliminaires CD, is the featured trumpet on the short film The Prodigy, wrote music cues featured on The Guiding Light, produced and played the horn tracks on Vaneese Thomas' new CD Women of Soul and is working with singer/songwriter Jude Johnstone. As an arranger and producer, he is working on multiple projects including a Big Band CD with Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock) and Jeff Andrews (Steps, The Breckers), Swamp Gumbo - an New Orleans style band with some of the best musicians in NYC, and an album of jazz standards featuring his wife, Kati Mac.
Joe Fiedler
Trombone and Alto Sax

Jack Bashkow
Alto Sax, Clarinet and Flute
Jack is presently performing in Motown The Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Previous full-time shows: Shrek The Musical, Grease, The Wedding Singer, Brooklyn The Musical, Annie Get Your Gun, Footloose. Subbed on shows including: Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, Movin' Out, Curtains, In The Heights. His recording credits include albums with artists: David Byrne and St. Vincent, Keith Richards, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Grandmaster Flash, New Kids On The Block, Queen Latifah, Marc Cohn, Buster Poindexter, Southside Johnny, The Power, Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers, Jane Olivor, Baby Jane Dexter, Stephanie Pope, Chill Rob G, Snap, Claude Nougaro, Dave's True Story, Bernard Purdie, Frank Foster, Lionel Hampton. TV credits include: A&E Mark Twain Awards at the Kennedy Center, honoring Neil Simon, 2006 Tony Awards Live from Radio City Music Hall as part of the (dancing) horn section from Jersey Boys (won Best Musical), Martha Stewart Show and Morning Show with Katie Couric - both performing with Bette Midler, Saturday Night Live featuring Jack Black/Neil Young, Conan O'Brien Show featuring Keely Smith. He's also performed with: Bette Midler, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Peter Allen, Buster Poindexter, Chita Rivera, Manhattan Transfer, Darlene Love, Gloria Gaynor, Cyndi Lauper, The Four Tops, The Mar-tays, The Fab Faux, Stormin' Norman & Suzy, Ringling Brothers Circus, and Blood Sweat & Tears featuring David Clayton Thomas.

Steve Elson
Tenor Sax, Clarinet and Flute
Steve Elson composes and performs on saxophones, clarinets, flutes and various other woodwinds. Perhaps best known for his over 30 year association with rock icon David Bowie, he has become an important fixture on the NYC recording and performing scene, working with a diverse assortment of creative and commercial artists. He currently leads his own ensemble that plays in a wide variety of settings in and around the NYC metropolitan area. steveelson.com

Alden Banta
Baritone Sax, Clarinet and Flute

Sydney James Harcourt
Sydney James Harcourt was born and raised in Detroit, the unexpected outcome from the chance meeting of a touring jazz pianist and a public school English teacher. Music is in his blood, and eventually his passion and studies in music, dance, and theater led him from Detroit to New York to turn his learning into a living. Since then he has performed on some of the worlds finest concert stages including Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center (with the New York Philharmonic), and Carnegie Hall. He has performed on and off Broadway starring in Broadway productions like Disney's The Lion King and rocking hard in others like Greenday's American Idiot. You've seen him in films and on TV series such as The Good Wife, Law and Order, and Disney's Enchanted. He's toured across North America from coast to coast, and played sold out stadiums in Austrailia, Indonesia, and Puerto Rico. A sought after New York vocalist, he sang at Carmello Anthony's wedding, opened for Donna Summer, worked across the aisle playing both the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and performed at events in most of the legendary ballrooms in New York City including the Rainbow Room, the Plaza, and the Metropolitan Museum.
Ramona Dunlap
Ramona Dunlap, has performed and recorded as lead vocalist with the contemporary jazz group, Pieces of a Dream, and is featured on their 25th anniversary CD, "Acquainted With the Night," as well as their 2006 release, "Pillow Talk." Some of her theatre credits include Don't Bother Me...Cope!, The Mahalia Jackson Story, and God's Trombones. She has also performed the lead role in Scott Joplin's opera, Treemonisha. Originally from, Louisville, KY she has twice been the Featured Artist for the College Fund/UNCF Musical Gala hosted by Diahann Carroll and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Ms. Dunlap has a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a Master of Music Education. Ms. Dunlap is a sought after freelance performing/recording artist and has performed for Muhammad Ali and Nancy Wilson.

Bronwyn Reed
Bronwyn Reed has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where she received her Masters in Acting, and Stanford University, where she participated in a number of theatre projects as a vocalist, dancer, and performer. Some of her past musical performances include: lead vocalist in the Don Harvey Band with Kiefer Sutherland, Mimi in Rent, and Charity in Sweet Charity. She is currently developing new music in the singer-songwriter duo, Wild Peace, with Michael Sutherland. Her current acting work includes the recurring role of Lucy Huston on Law & Order: SVU, as well as the upcoming film The Last Face, directed by Sean Penn, where she is featured singing the beautifully poignant South African song, "Shosholoza." bronwynreed.com

Manny Moreira
see above

Matt Perri
see above

Rosie Lani-Fidelman

Jennifer Carr Arena

John Rua

Teddy Toye
Teddy is thrilled to be a part of the NDO! Broadway: Bring it On (Twig, Steven, Cameron), Lysistrata Jones (Harold). TV: One Life To Live, The View, America's Got Talent. Regional: The Last Smoker in America, Spring Awakening. Twitter: @TeddyToye

Rebecca Kritzer
Rebecca Kritzer is a New Yorker by way of Miami, and can currently be seen in the first national touring company of the Broadway musical Wicked. Ever the traveler, she also toured the country as an original cast member of In The Heights (1st nat'l tour), and danced her way around the world for Princess Cruise Lines. In Miami she revisited performing in the musical In The Heights at The Actors' Playhouse, also serving as Dance Captain, and currently works with Danzarte, a contemporary dance and performance-art company directed by Marissa Alma Nick. Besides theater/concert performance and her extensive background in competitive dance, she works in the TV/commercial industry and has danced for various music artists. In addition to performing, she passionately writes about food for her blog, REBEats, and various publications. Additional favorite credits: FILM: Duplicity. TV: So You Think You Can Dance, Lopez Tonight, Sabado Gigante, Quiero Ser Estrella, Optimum commercial, Google Chrome commercial (nat'l). B.A. Journalism/Religious Studies, New York University, magna cum laude.

Douglas Maine
Douglas Maine, is a Wall Street professional and the former Chief Financial Officer of two Fortune 50 companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of eight (for profit) corporations. Previously he served on the Finance Committees and Board of Directors for Washington DC's Wolftrap Performing Arts Center and Atlanta's Woodruff Center for Performing Arts.

Jeff McFadden
Company Manager
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur that has held nearly every functional start-up role. He now helps young companies get traction with customers and investors. He has founded 2 start-ups and joined 8 others at a very early stage. He raised over $85 million in venture capital from angel investors (e.g. Andy Bechtolsheim and Scott Cook) and venture capital firms (Greylock, Norwest, USVP, Crosslink, TCV, Investor AB, and Bay Partners). Two of these ventures (excite.com and Sun Microsystems) enjoyed successful IPOs.
Early in his career Jeff was a professional musician playing trumpet in big bands, brassy rock bands (evocative of Tower of Power or Chicago), symphony orchestras, musicals, and arena concerts with various name acts including Stevie Wonder. Jeff has long wanted music to again play a more central role in his life, and he is excited to join the New Deco team in service of that goal. He is a proud dad of three daughters and lives in San Fransico with his wife of 29 years.

Michael Kauffman
Executive Marketing Strategist
Michael Kauffman is a marketing and communications executive with two decades of experience at top-tier technology and entertainment companies. Most recently at YouTube, he spearheaded the marketing team's music industry engagement strategy with a focus on event outreach and education. Prior to that he held corporate communications, marketing and sales roles at Google, RightsFlow (a licensing and rights management start-up acquired by Google in 2011), Verve (Universal Music Group's historic jazz record label), and the Bertlesmann Music Group. He lives in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of NYC with his wife Christine (an account executive at Bloomberg), their two apartment-friendly dogs (a pug named Olive and a shih tzu named Oscar) and a 1953 AMI jukebox. He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a B.A. in Radio-TV-Film, co-chairs the school's metro NYC alumni chapter, and serves on Temple's School of Media and Communications Board of Visitors.

Dave Bradley
Creative Advisor
Dave Bradley has had a long career in marketing and business strategy, as a management consultant and in global executive roles at companies including Kodak and IBM. As an early investor, he brings a lifelong interest in music and performance as well as decades of experience in innovative marketing to help us define and execute our vision for the New Deco® experience.

Jennifer Denali

La Tanya Hall

Diane Garisto

John James

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