Kerrigan & Lowdermilk Live

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk Live

at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Now one of the most celebrated writing teams of their generation, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk made their New York debut in NYMF’s first season with The Woman Upstairs. Blurring the line between musical theater and pop music, their songs (including hits "Run Away with Me" and "My Party Dress”) have garnered millions of YouTube views and earned them a legion of young fans around the world. Kait and Brian’s critically acclaimed debut album “Our First Mistake” reached #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart, and their musicals have been developed and produced at theaters across the country.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission.

Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (Music / Lyrics)

Kait Kerrigan (words) and Brian Lowdermilk (music) made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge, still touring nationally. In 2011, they released their first album Our First Mistake, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Their new album Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live documents a concert tour that resulted from their breakout $35K kickstarter campaign and releases this spring. Other musicals include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic, and Flash of Time, which is currently running at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Their songs have been recorded and performed internationally and their musicals have been developed at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, La Jolla Playhouse, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, the Lark Playwrights Development Center, and Primary Stages. Together, they received the 2006 Larson Award, 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and have held residencies at the Orchard Project and the MacDowell Arts Colony.

Kerrigan received the 2009 Kleban Award for libretto-writing. As a playwright, she has written Disaster Relief (developed by Page 73), Imaginary Love (Hapgood Theatre 2011), Transit (Lark Playwrights Week 2010) and she is a member of Interstate 73. She teaches libretto writing at Primary Stages.

Lowdermilk composed music for The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog (with playwright Lauren Gunderson at the Kennedy Center 2011) and Red (with librettist Marcus Stevens), which received the Alan Menken Award and 2005 Richard Rodgers Award. He was the writer-in-residence at Temple Shalom, during which he scored a full Shabbat service.

Both are alumni of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, co-founders of the digital sheet music company, and proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.

Zach Altman (Performer)

Zachary Altman recently made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut at the Hollywood Bowl as Herman Augustus and Second Inquisitor in Bernstein's Candide, conducted by Bramwell Tovey. He spent three years as a fellow at the Music Academy of the West, where he sang the title role in Don Giovanni, Dr. Miracle in The Tales of Hoffmann, and Breedley in Bolcom's A Wedding. Mr. Altman's other opera credits include Nimming Ned (The Beggar's Opera) under the baton of Lorin Maazel with the Castleton Festival; Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) with Brooklyn Opera; and John Proctor (The Crucible), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), and Arnalta (L'incoronazione di Poppea) with the Chautauqua Institute. Mr. Altman has also been a young artist with both Fort Worth Opera and Sarasota Opera. Prior to that, he received both his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music, where he sang his first Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, and Joe Harland in John Musto's Later the Same Evening, which was recorded and released on Albany Records.

Lisa Brescia (Performer)

Lisa Brescia has appeared on Broadway as Donna in Mamma Mia!, Elphaba in Wicked, Amneris in Aida, Cleo in Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are A-Changin' and Marion Halcombe in The Woman in White. Also in NY, Lisa appeared as Helena in All's Well That Ends Well at the Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab, and she originated the role of Claire in Roundabout's Ordinary Days (original cast recording). Regional credits include Cabaret (Sally), August: Osage County (Ivy), Hamlet (Gertrude), the Kennedy Center's Side Show (Violet), Chicago's Wicked (Elphaba), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Mom), Evita (Eva), The Last Five Years (Cathy), A Little Night Music (Petra) and Brigadoon (Meg). For five years, Lisa toured internationally with The Mamas and The Papas with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty. She is married to Broadway songwriter Craig Carnelia.

Jennifer Cody (Performer)

Jennifer Cody is an accomplished Broadway actress who is now also an acclaimed Disney star. Cody's acting career began during college, when she landed the role of Dainty June in a touring production of Gypsy. Then, back in New York (and after being told her 5 foot stature was "too short" for Guys and Dolls), Jennifer made her Broadway debut as Rumpleteazer in Cats. The talented performer not only met her husband, and fellow Broadway actor Hunter Foster, while performing in Cats, but went on to appear in the Broadway productions of Grease as Cha-Cha, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical (opposite Rosie O'Donnell), and the noted Henry and Mudge as Annie, which earned Cody a Drama League Nomination. In 2009, Jennifer starred in Disney's Academy Award nominated The Princess and the Frog as Charlotte LaBouff. Her performance earned Jennifer an Annie Award for Outstanding Voice Acting in a Feature Production.

Meghann Fahy (Performer)

Meghann Fahy made her Broadway debut playing Natalie in Next to Normal and recently wrapped playing ...Samantha Brown for Goodspeed Musicals. Meghann has also appeared on the small screen in the pilot "Georgetown" for ABC and playing the young Betty White in "Lost Valentine" for CBS. Meghann also has guest starred in several other television shows including "Gossip Girl," "The Good Wife," and "One Life to Live."

Emma Hunton (Performer)

Emma Hunton played Maureen in the off-Broadway revival of RENT. Other past credits include Next to Normal (Natalie) and Spring Awakening (Ilse). Many thanks to Michael, Telsey, and the company of RENT. Follow me on Twitter!

Patti Murin (Performer)

Patti Murin starred in Lysistrata Jones on Broadway after creating the role at the Dallas Theatre Center (Give It Up!) and reprising it Off-Broadway with the Transport Group. Favorite credits include Xanadu on Broadway (Euterpe/Kira u/s), Emma at the Old Globe Theatre (Emma Woodhouse), The Little Mermaid at the MUNY (Ariel), and Beauty and the Beast with Theatre of the Stars (Belle). Patti holds a BFA from Syracuse University in Musical Theatre.

Dee Roscioli (Performer)

Dee Roscioli recently played Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway after closing the record-breaking Chicago production and performing the role in cities across the US. She holds the distinction of having played Elphaba in more performances than any other actress. Her cabaret, Decidedly Dee, sold out in New York and Chicago. Additional NY credits include The 24-Hour Musicals, Murder Ballad (Workshops at NYS&F and Manhattan Theatre Club), Dedalus Lounge (Interart Theater Annex), Therapy Rocks (NYMF). National tour: Cats (Grizabella).

Jesse Ruben (Performer)

Jesse Ruben is a Philly-bred singer/songwriter currently living inBrooklyn, NY. He has independently sold over 10,000 albums, gotten song placements on TV shows such as "One Tree Hill," "Degrassi," and "Teen Mom" and toured with some amazing artists including Jewel, KT Tunstall, Rick Springfield, and Hanson. His song "We Can" is in regular rotation on the XM/Sirius Coffeehouse channel, which called him "the next generation of singer/songwriter". Ruben has sold out venues across the US with deeply personal performances that combine well-crafted pop songs with the stories they came from. Most recently, he achieved one of his greatest life goals when he hit the 5,000 facebook friend limit, because it makes him feel cooler than he actually is. Beyond musical endeavors, Ruben is highly involved with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the largest non-profit focusing on spinal chord injury and paralysis. He is a co-chair of their Champions Committee, and has represented them three times in the NYC Marathon.

Kate Shindle (Performer)

Broadway: Wonderland (The Mad Hatter), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy), Elsewhere: After the Fall (Maggie) at the Alley, Restoration at La Jolla, Himself and Nora at the Old Globe, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), First Lady Suite (Amelia Earhart), The Last Five Years, Gypsy, Into the Woods, The Mousetrap.  She has sung everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Birdland to a dive bar in Portland.  Film/TV: "Gossip Girl," White Collar," Capote, The Stepford Wives.  Her writing has been published by Newsweek,, and The Advocate, and she has three different books in the works.

Katie Thompson (Performer)

Katie was recently seen as Vashti in Michael John LaChiusa's Giant at The Public Theatre in NYC, and The Witch in Andrew Lippa's Big Fish at The Oriental Theatre in Chicago. Solo Albums: Private Page (2011), KT Live (2005), What I've Done Right (2001). Musical Theatre Recordings: Scott Alan's Dreaming Wide Awake (Say Goodbye), Bobby Cronin's Reach the Sky (The Best is Yet to Come), Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's Our First Mistake (Five & a Half Minutes), Joey Contreras' Love Me, Love Me Not (With Him), Jonathan Reid Gealt's Here for You: Ballads for Broadway Impact (No Reason at All), Giant (Original Cast Recording). Theatre: Big Fish (Oriental Theatre, Chicago), Giant (The Public Theatre), Giant (Dallas Theatre), Spidermusical (Mint Theatre), Giant (Signature Theatre), Bloodties (NYMF). Cloaked (CAP 21), Ripper (NAMT), R.R.R.E.D. (NYMF & The Grove Theatre in LA); Film & TV: "30 Rock."  Awards: LA Weekly Theater Awards: Best Musical Performance nomination, Best Musical Director nomination. Katie's version of "Heaven is a Place on Earth" was featured in Stacey Tookey's Emmy Nominated Contemporary routine for "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2011. Katie's music has been featured on "So You Think You Can Dance" America, Canada and the UK.

David Ruttura (Director)

David Ruttura has worked as an associate/assistant director on Broadway (Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, A Man For All Seasons), Off-Broadway (Atlantic Theater Co., Roundabout), regionally (Kennedy Center, La Jolla Plahouse, Philadelphia Theatre Co.), and internationally (Ben Hur Live), Artistic director of Good Company.