Theatre Nerds, Broadway, Producer, Broadway Producer

Ben Bailey – Founder / Editor-in-Nerd

Ben is the founder and Editor-in-Chief at Theatre Nerds. He’s also a Broadway & Off Broadway Investor/Producer. His latest projects include Daddy Long Legs & Claudio Quest. Read more about Ben & Theater Nerds HERE

ben@theatrenerds.com

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HeadshotBrianna Hand – Managing Editor

Bri Hand is a writer, editor, and theater aficionado based out of Boston, Massachusetts. She fell deeply in love with musical theatre as a child, and spent her middle school and high school years enthusiastically performing in them. Though she now prefers watching shows from the audience, she has always thought of the theatre as her “happy place.” In her free time, she can be found drinking her weight in caramel lattes and freaking people out on the subway by energetically mouthing “Hamilton” lyrics.

 


Brittney Bailey – Brand Manager

Brittney’s love affair with performance began when she was seven years old and her mother signed her up for mime camp. She continued to “nerd out” through high school where worked both on stage and behind the scenes and was president of her Thespian Honor Society. In college, she double majored in Vocal Performance and English Literature, and continued to perform regularly in community theaters and campus productions. In 2016 she received her Master’s in Art History. Her favorite role was that of Louisa in the “Fantasticks” because she was able to play opposite her husband (Ben).

brittney@theatrenerds.com

 


josephkisidayJoseph Kisiday – Musical Theatre Extraordinaire

Joseph Kisiday is a 2016 graduate from Christopher Newport University, majoring in Music Composition. Joseph’s love for theatre came at a young age through discovering the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, such as “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” In addition to performing in community productions of “Willy Wonka” and “Les Miserables,” Joseph has also toured Europe with his university’s chamber choir. When he is not writing, Joseph can be found watching operas or Miyazaki films.


 Site Contributors


1506541_10153684848877150_2342541283325021801_nRachel Duncan

Rachel lives in Salem, Oregon, and has directed at The Pentacle Theatre, Children’s Educational Theatre, Central High School, and Western Mennonite School, among others. For three years she has been the volunteer coordinator for The Pentacle Theatre’s free student night dress rehearsal program, which recently won the OTEA’s Humanitarian Award for contributions to secondary theater arts in Oregon.


Kailey HansenKailey Hansen

Kailey received her B.A. in English, studied Shakespeare in London and interned at an opera house. She’s a contributing writer for multiple arts and entertainment publications and currently works in communications at a sales and marketing firm based in Chicago. When she’s not writing, she’s obsessing over coffee.

 


Eric Eidson HeadshotEric E. Eidson

Eric is a playwright, director, actor, and theatre educator from Aurora, CO. In addition to his love of theatre, Eric is also addicted to learning. He received his BA  in Acting and Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, and is currently an MFA candidate at the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University. (Hi Mom!)


43611a20-48ec-4550-b8a9-624fa7979166Nomy Lavrukov – Student Contributor

Nomy is a fourteen-year-old student from Toronto, Ontario, who never understood the beauty and worth of theatre until she witnessed it in person. As a younger girl, she would never quite admit her understated love for musicals, however would dance around her room to Grease when no one was looking. After seeing her first live musical, Newsies (on tour), she realized that she wanted to perform and take part in such a wonderful community. She is honored to be able to do something she loves, all while talking about something she loves.


771902c8-1fde-40d0-8f69-87b914fa4265Lisa Kay Jennings

Lisa is a voice over actress and writer with her B.F.A in Acting from Wright State University. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and when she’s not writing or performing she’s usually drinking wine and dressing up her Shih Tzu in funny outfits.

 


lauren_tothero_headshot-page-001Lauren Tothero

Lauren Tothero is an LA-based actress who received her BFA in Theatre from NYU. She’s the founder of Daily Ingenuity, a blog that promotes balance and emotional well-being among emerging actresses.

 


Brianna Hand

Bri Hand is a writer, editor, and theater aficionado based out of Boston, Massachusetts. She fell deeply in love with musical theatre as a child, and spent her middle school and high school years enthusiastically performing in them. Though she now prefers watching shows from the audience, she has always thought of the theatre as her “happy place.” In her free time, she can be found drinking her weight in caramel lattes and freaking people out on the subway by energetically mouthing “Hamilton” lyrics.


Headshot2Katelynn Johnston

Katelynn is a writer and elementary arts teacher from Toronto. From acting to choreographing to directing, she has been fortunate enough to take part in a variety of shows. Her skills have also been put to good use facilitating student theatre, beginning with a summer Theatre Camp and continuing into her teaching career where she has staged several school productions. In her free time, she works as a freelance writer and novelist who enjoys traveling and enthusiastic car karaoke.


rppscruffylookRobert Peterpaul

Aside from being a theatre nerd, Robert Peterpaul is an actor, writer, and the owner of Robert Peterpaul Productions, which aims to inspire talent to follow their bliss. His career highlights include: working for NBC’s Access Hollywood and America’s Got Talent and, currently, for AOL’s BUILD Series, the Huffington Post, and his family’s foundation, the Thomas Peterpaul Foundation. Robert can be seen next in the upcoming feature film What Happened Last Night and also at the bottom of a nutella jar.


meghan-headshotMeghan Hornbacker

Meghan is a San Francisco Bay Area native currently attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. While not onstage, backstage, directing, or choreographing, she can often be found obsessing over ice-cream and Sutton Foster. We still aren’t sure which one she loves more.

 


img_0043Nicole Mellion

Nicole is an editor in children’s publishing, writer, and avid theater goer from New York. She grew up doing community theatre and acting in a few shows in college. Aside from being a general theater buff, she absolutely loves Shakespeare. When she’s not in a theater, she is most likely with her dog or adventuring with friends (who have luckily stuck by her through the countless Hamilton sing-a-longs that have occurred in her car).


marc-bio-picMarc Bonanni

Marc is a Musical Theatre Historian and all around Theatre nerd. When he isn’t reading Theatre history books, watching Theatre documentaries, collecting Broadway props and costumes or seeing the latest Broadway show, he is…. actually, he doesn’t really have much of a life outside of Theatre. He does enjoy watching old black & white comedies, going to the zoo and eating terrible food. He lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful wife and is a stay-at-home Dad for his amazing 2 year old daughter.


Gianluca Russo

Gianluca Russo is a writer, performer, and theatre critic based out of New York. “During my high school years, I focused almost entirely on the world of musical theatre, improving my skills and becoming the best performer I could be. I drew inspiration from Sutton Foster and Ryan Steele, examining their performance techniques and doing my utmost to imitate them as much as possible. It wasn’t until the end of my first semester of college when I began interviewing theatre professionals for a personal blog, that I discovered my love for writing.”


Kimberly Faye Greenberg

A performing arts multi-tasker extraordinaire and self-admitted work-a-holic, Kimberly Faye Greenberg is the first and only actress to play Leading roles in 2 OFF-BROADWAY musicals at the same time. In addition, Kimberly’s numerous portrayals of a FANNY BRICE (4 shows/2 CDs) have been critically acclaimed by the NY Times, Huffington Post and Associated Press and currently her solo show Fabulous Fanny Brice is touring the country.  Kimberly has worked backstage as a Broadway wardrobe swing dresser on over 20 Broadway shows including Something Rotten, Cinderella, Cabaret and The Lion King. As a Performing Arts Consultant Kimberly loves to inspire, educate and work with proactive Artists and encourages all wanting to work in the performing arts community to embrace your own uniqueness and find your own niche.www.kimberlyfayegreenberg.com