Christian De Gré- Music & Orchestrations, Co-Author Mexican artist Christian De Gré has overseen the opening of over 1,000 new productions in New York City. An award-winning composer and producer he has created works for The United Nations, Feinstein’s/54 Below, HERE Arts, La Mama E.T.C., The Discovery Channel, The Drama Desk Awards and The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. He is the co-creator of 22 original musicals/operettas including "Fatty Fatty No Friends" (2016 Innovative Theater Award Nominations for Best Music and Best Musical), "Beware The Chupacabra!" (FringeFAVE 2015) and "Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg" (Audience Favorite at FRIGID New York 2015.) He is an Alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Broadway League’s Commercial Theater Institute. De Gré currently serves as Artistic Director of Mind The Art Entertainment, is a panelist for Davenport Theatricals and The New York International Fringe Festival, and was recently appointed the new director of The National Opera Center. http://www.cdegre.com
Joseph has been writing with Mind The Art Entertainment for nearly ten years. Their collaborations include Jack of Hearts, Master of None, Fatty Fatty No Friends, Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg, and A Drink with Death. He's been commissioned to write poetry and lyrics for The TE'A Project and The Nitestar Program, and is a published poet in Story Time with Mr. Buttermen: Fables for Adults Living in a Modern World.
Serrana is a bookwriter and Associate Producer at Mind The Art Entertainment and was their 2014 Artist in Residence. She is the writer of the children's book Fatty Fatty No Friends and co-wrote the musical adaptation of the same name, which went on to win an Overall Excellence award at FringeNYC, was extended to the Fringe Encore Series in 2014, and then moved Off-Broadway in 2015 where it received a 2016 New York Innovative Theater Award Nomination for Best Musical. Serrana is the co-creator of Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg which won the Audience Favorite Award at FRIGID New York in 2015. Serrana is currently developing two new projects with Mind The Art Entertainment, the horror musical The Vice of Berthe and the contemporary opera Moonshine in b Minor.
Tours: Two Beans Productions, The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Spank! The 50 Shades Parody, Family Life Theatre, TheatreworksUSA (200 national tours) Regional: The State Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Sarah, Plain and Tall (O'Neill), FX’s Archer Live Off-Broadway: Me The People (The Triad), The Chekhov Dreams (Beckett Theatre), Evensong(Astoria Performing Arts Center), Planet Connections’ Playwrights For A Cause (6 seasons), Safe, I Know What Boys Want, The Accidental Caregiver, Culture Shock 1911-1922, Woman at the Funerals, Pete the Girl, Aesop's Fables, The Last Castrato, Like You Like It (also 54 Below/NYMF/NAMT Musical Mondays), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, Seussical, Max & Ruby, Henry & Mudge, Cam Jansen, Walk Two Moons, Junie B. Jones, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Romeo and Juliet Recordings: Session Girls (Broadway Records) , Tonya & Nancy: A Rock Opera (Broadway Records), Artists For The Arts: With A Little Help From My Friends, Like You Like It (Broadway Records) Film: MIA, Killing the Fiddler, Love True,Weathering, Running With Sharks, The King's Pawn, Disgrace, Elvis, ROVER: OR Beyond the Venusian Future and the Return of the Next Level, No Vagrancy, Breaking the Chain, Tiger, Underwear; Television: James McNeill Whistler and the Case For Beauty (PBS). Recent Projects: Planet Connections' Playwrights For A Cause benefitting The Ali Forney Center & From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Parkland, USA.
Eric is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut! TV: "Rise" (recurring), "Happy!". Commercial: AllState Mayhem SmackTalk Campaign. Regional: Cat in the Hat (Fish) at Playhouse on Park, Miracle on 34th Street (Alfred) at Seven Angels Theatre. BA Musical Theatre, WCSU. SAG/AFTRA, EMC. ericmckinley.net, @ericjmckinley.
Charly is thrilled to be working with this sublime cast and crew of Fatty Fatty No Friends! Select New York/Regional credits include: Jack of Hearts, Master of None (HERE Arts Center), Night Tide (NYMF), Locked Up B*tches (The Flea), A Drink With Death (54 Below), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Rocky Horror (Janet). Up next, Charly will be traveling to Dallas, Texas to play Laurie in Circle Theatre's production of Sarah Ruhl's "Stage Kiss".
Favorite NYC/Off-Broadway credits include Nymph Errant (Prospect), Dani Girl (EPBB), The Triple Threat (EST), Mrs. Peacock in Clue 30th Anniversary cast (Feinstein’s/54 Below and The Players Club), and as John Hancock in the all-female 1776 starring Carolee Carmelo and Mary Testa (54 Below). Regional highlights: The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Rep), The Wizard of Oz (Syracuse Stage), Spamalot (Wolfbane), Noises Off (Lake Dillon), Boeing Boeing (7 Angels), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WHAT), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (SpeakEasy Stage), Cymbeline (Opera House Arts). She is the dialect coach on Kinky Boots (Broadway/Toronto/First National). Insta/Twitter @amyjojackson.
Jason is ecstatic to return to NYMF with FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS! Credits include: The First National Tour of The Wedding Singer! NYC: Tink! The Musical (NYMF) Regional Highlights: JOSEPH... and Smokey Joe's Cafe (Stages St. Louis) The Full Monty (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Spelling Bee (Porthouse Theatre) and Aida (VMT). Immense gratitude to this entire creative team, Robin Carus casting and Daniel Hoff agency. I love you Mom! #spreadlove #216pride Enjoy the show!
Classically trained, Nick has performed in a wide range of theatrical productions from Die Fledermaus to Legally Blonde. As an avid studio vocalist, he has had the privilege of working with Grammy and Emmy award winning sound supervisor Susan Jacobs. He received a B.M. degree from Bowling Green State University and a M.M. degree from NYU Steinhardt. Stage Credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon), Die Fledermaus (Dr. Falke), Legally Blonde (Warner). Film/TV: Maniac directed by Cary Fukunaga (Voice Talent), Sharp Objects (Voice Talent). Nick currently lives in Hoboken, NJ with his beautiful wife to be, Gabriella. Aside from acting, he enjoys salsa dancing, singing with his barbershop quartet, and studying philosophy.
Off-Bway: A Taste of Things to Come (York) Women on Fire (Royal Family), Under Fire (NYMF), Chautauqua! (Public Theater), Monument (Prospect). Regional: Man of La Mancha, In The Heights, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver!. TV: "Orange is the New Black”. Thanks to Sam, Tink and her family! www.ginanaomibaez.com - @GinaNaomiBaez
Jessica is thrilled to be part of FFNF! She was recently in Huntington Theater Company’s production of Merrily We Roll Along as Meg (IRNE Winner Best Musical) and Sunday in the Park with George. Other regional credits include Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel (Reagle Music Theater, IRNE Nom., ArtsImpulse Winner - Best Student Actress), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Nextdoor Theater, OnStage Critics Award - Outstanding Supporting Actress), Jenny Lind in Barnum (Moonbox Productions, IRNE Nom.) and Florinda in Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof and Floyd Collins (Weathervane Theatre). Thank you to my family and everyone at DGRW!
So happy to be a part of FFNF and this years NYMF season. Regional Theatre Credits: George (She Loves Me), Sunny Malone (Xanadu), Eugene Marchbanks (A Ministers Wife), Melchior (Spring Awakening), Kai (The Snow Queen), Joseph (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Jack (Into The Woods), Eugene (Life Could Be A Dream), Mr. Boxer (A Christmas Carol), and Chip (the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). TV: I (Almost) Got Away With It. Big love to my parents, Kennedy, SOU, and the DGRW team. IG: @timcfraser www.timothycfraser.com
Mary Baron is excited to be part of NYMF and play Penny in Fatty Fatty No Friends. Favorite credits include: Phantom (Christine u/s), Maria (Sound of Music), Les Miserables (Cosette), White Christmas (Betty u/s), Xerxes (Romilda), and Mahler IV (Soprano Soloist). Mary graduated from the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester, obtaining both music and business degrees. www.marybaron.com
David started performing as a child and never developed any other useful skills, so he's still doing it. Most recently touring Japan in Disney On Classic with The Orchestra Japan. Favorite credits include understudying Buddy on the Elf national tour, Wilbur in Footloose at the Fulton Theater, Shrek in Shrek, covering Philip Quast's Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with the NY Philharmonic, and workshopping the role of Anton in The Visit with John Doyle before it went to Broadway. Very proudly AEA, and a graduate of Pace University's MT BFA program. Momento Mori. @davidjwiens
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