Savage the Musical

Book by Nicolette Blount & Lindel Hart; Music by Nicolette Blount & John Waynelovich; Lyrics by Nicolette Blount & John Waynelovich

One day the world will know my name...

Savage is a dramatic musical inspired by the true story of 1920s Native American sharpshooter and silent film actress, Wanda Savage, as told through jazz and blues influenced pop music. Wanda was a renegade performer who shot her way through circuses, vaudeville and Hollywood before landing in a Wyoming brothel. Savage is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago – the story of a divorced single mother who fought racism, sexism and abuse to make a name for herself. Her thirst for fame came at a heavy price...losing the one she loved most.

 

Nicolette Blount

Nicolette Blount (Creator, Cowriter, Co-Composer, Co-lyricist, Producer)

Nicolette Blount, who is a registered member of the Chickasaw tribe, is excited to bring this true life story about her Chickasaw, Great Grandmother, Wanda Savage to NYMF. 
Nicolette is a singer, actress, songwriter, writer, and producer who is originally from Southern California. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild and ASCAP. She has been writing poetry, fiction, and music since elementary school and began performing professionally in fifth grade in the Southern California Girls Choir. She has performed on T.V., radio, and in two operas, Tosca and Turnadot, with the Palm Springs and Riverside Civic Operas. A highlight for her was singing at Carnegie Hall in college. Nicolette studied Voice and Theatre at the University of Hawaii, and while living in Hawaii, wrote and recorded her first album (“Conversations”.) She toured Hawaii with the Kanikapila Singers. Nicolette also founded a nonprofit through which she organized and produced an annual festival of visual and performing arts. Some of her favorite theatrical roles have been in Metamorphoses (various roles), Mary Poppins (Ms. Andrews), and Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Step Mother). Although classically trained, Nicolette’s heart is in jazz and pop music. She currently resides with her family in Massachusetts, where she continues to work on Savage the Musical and performs in local theatre and bands.



Lindel Hart

Lindel Hart (Cowriter)

Lindel Hart is a writer, performer, and Dramatist Guild Member whose work has led him to stages in the U.S. and in Europe in traditional and experimental theatre. His work with New York performance artists include Ping Chong’s The Angels of Swedenborg (Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA) and Penny Arcade’s Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! (New York City and tours to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London, Ireland, and the Vienna Festival). In 2013 Lindel was commissioned to write a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in which he also portrayed the Creature. Its initial 9-show run in an abandoned bank building in downtown Greenfield, MA, (2014) sold out before the show opened, and Frankenstein was subsequently performed at the Springfield (MA) Museums, The Academy of Music (Northampton, MA) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has written poetry, plays, screenplays, fiction and memoir, as well as articles for print publications, and served as the on-air film critic for WQED-FM (Pittsburgh, PA) for three years. Lindel appeared twice on the Real Housewives of New York City. He is a staple in plays and musicals in Western Massachusetts and currently teaches yoga at Deerfield Academy.



John Waynelovich

John Waynelovich (Co-Composer, Co-lyricist)

John Waynelovich has spent the last decade as the keyboardist of New England-based roots-rock outfit, Barefoot Truth. He first appeared with the band on their record “Walk Softly” (Produced by Jack Gauthier, Dispatch). Shortly after his recording debut with the band, he landed a full-time spot on the road, riding along several tours supporting such artist as Pete Francis (Dispatch), Eric Hutchinson, Grace Potter, and Kid Cudi. Barefoot Truth’s most recent release, “Carry Us On”, debuted at #10 on iTunes Rock charts. During the band’s hiatus from live shows, John moved to Los Angeles to pursue audio production. While in LA, he and bandmate Jay Driscoll co-founded HIIT interval music company, “Tabata Songs.” Amidst writing dozens of fitness music tracks to keep people energized and engaged while working to a timer, the company quickly accrued internet traction gaining over 145,000 YouTube subscribers, as well as surpassing 100,000 Facebook likes. In addition to working as a private teacher and continuing to produce for select artists and Tabata Songs, John tours with JUMP Dance Convention, teaching and providing live music for classes with world-renowned contemporary dance teacher, Teddy Forance. He is also working on his second self-titled EP. John is a member of BMI.



Rachel Klein

Rachel Klein (Director)

Rachel Klein (Director) is a NYC based director, of whose work The New York Times has praised: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." Off-Broadway Direction: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre/featuring the music of the Grateful Dead); Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (The Lynn Redgrave Theatre/starring Randy Jones, the Original Cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab). Selected NYC Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); More Than All the World (adapted from Marlowe's Edward II); Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation commission); A Midsummer Night's Dream; Circus of Circus (The House of Yes.) Selected Regional and Workshops: Hairspray (Jenny Wiley Amphitheater); Snow (Playwrights Horizons); Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (Lucille Lortel Theatre); 54 The Musical (Axelrod Entertainment); Helen (A musical adapted from the Euripides play); Where Angels Fear to Tread (THML Theatre Co.) Ms. Klein directed the roast of Michael Musto which raised money for the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, featuring Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Bianca Del Rio and Jinkx Monsoon. For more info: http://www.rachelkleindirector.com/http://www.rachelkleindirector.com



Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch (Musical Director/Orchestrations)

Formerly a staff accompanist at The Juilliard School in New York, NY, and with over 4.5 million views across his YouTube channel, Kevin is a cum laude Latin honors graduate of William Paterson University where he studied music education with a concentration in classical piano and voice. Music Directing/Conducting credits include Savage the Musical with NYMF, Les Misérables & Mary Poppins at MPAC, Into the Woods, Disenchanted, and many others. He is a pianist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, music director and teacher at Centenary University, and owns a music services business in New Jersey. He won the Outstanding Musician award from William Paterson University in 2012, the 2014 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Music Direction for Les Misérables, and nominated for best music direction for Chicago with the Metro Awards. Kevin is continually writing music and will be producing his original one-act play, NEXT, in NYC July 2019. For more information about his projects, visit www.kevinlynchnj.com.



Adrian Bumpas

Adrian Bumpas (Vivienne)

Adrian Grace Bumpas (Vivienne) is thrilled to join 'Savage' the new spicy musical hitting the NYMFestival! Adrian is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University Class of 2015, majoring in Music Theater. Adrian was recently seen in The Little Mermaid (Northern Stage), My Fair Lady (Idaho Shakespeare Festival), A Chorus Line (Gallery Players). Adrian is also the Associate Artistic Director of Chickenshed NYC, an all-inclusive theater company for children of all abilities! Go say 'hi' & check out more: @adrieebug 



Chris Lorenc

Chris Lorenc (Buster and Swing)

Chris Lorenc is extremely grateful to be part of such an incredibly rich and meaningful show. 
Having finished school at Fairleigh Dickinson University as a Theatre major and Dance minor, Chris has continued to showcase his love of theatre to audiences throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. He eventually made his way up to Brooklyn in March to pursue a further career in New York’s theatre scene. While in school, Chris made a breakthrough when he became the only student to earn the most roles and credits under their belt while attending. With this training, Chris has been able to play a diverse and broad range of characters; ranging from classics like Georg in She Loves Me, Curly in Oklahoma, and Tulsa in Gypsy, to Moritz in Spring Awakening, the eccentric Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, and the loud mouthed Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. In addition to performing, Chris loves to teach, and recently wrote and directed a cabaret type show called “Cabaret and Cabernet” bringing the audience back to more of a rat pack feel than usual shows. He would like to thank Nicolette and the team for giving him the opportunity to work with such a dynamic cast and story. 
You can find Chris on Instagram at @ChrisLorenc



Logan Blount

Logan Blount (Paul)

Logan is a very active 11 years old. During the week you can find her on any given day in any one of her dance classes which include pointe, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, tap or cheer at Ja'Duke Canter for the Performing Arts in MA. Logan enjoys playing piano, viola, singing, and acting. When she is not doing all of that five days a week, she is working at Full of Grace Farm in MA and riding horses in horse shows. Logan has been in over 15 shows locally in MA. Her favorite roles have been Tiny Tim in Christmas Carol the Musical, Schwartz in A Christmas Story, Thomas O'Mally in Aristocats and Tigger in Winnie the Pooh, just to name a few. Logan, who is Chickasaw, is excited to be portraying her Great Grandpa, Paul, whom she never met. Logan is honored to be part of Savage in this first concert.



Samantha Myburgh

Samantha Myburgh (Wanda Savage)

Samantha has been the muse for Savage's co-composer,Nicolette Blount, for the role of Wanda Savage.  Samantha performed as Wanda Savage in performances of Savage’s music including The Holiday Vaudeville Spectacular Produced by Eggtooth Productions, The Movemeant at the historic Academy of Music Produced by Tommy Kincaid, and in a staged reading of Savage produced by the Arena Civic Theatre.   She studies voice under Broadway’s Anita Anderson and has training in West African, Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Hip-Hop dance. You can usually find Samantha on the stage; She has been in over 15 shows. Some of her favorite roles to date include: Mimi Marquez (RENT), Deloris Van Cartier (Sister Act), and Motormouth Maybelle (Hairspray), among others. She recently claimed the winning spot of Western Massachusetts' Got Talent, and returned the following year as a guest singer.   Samantha has been a featured singer at Yankee Candle’s flagship store.  You may have seen her as Aladdin's Jasmine singing her order to Taco Bell in Tyler Conroy’s viral video of over 10K views with co-composer John Waynelovich from Tivid Tuesdays.  She is honored and ecstatic to be able to continue on the journey with Savage in New York City performing at NYMF in her NYC debut.  Feel free to say hello @sagirl8987 on Instagram.



Daniel Barrett

Daniel Barrett (Stage Manager)

Daniel Barrett is a NYC based actor represented by Bret Adams Artist Agency. Daniel is also a writer, producer, artist, and stage manager! Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Daniel is a recent graduate of the University of Miami, BFA Musical Theatre program. This summer Daniel is producing an originally conceived Cabaret, Summer Stalk: A Cabaret Event! (Dedicated to the shows we ALMOST did this summer...) at The Duplex. Past Performing Credits include: Vinnie in Lucky Stiff at The Dutch Apple, Performer in Actor Therapy at 54 Below, Ian in the Regional Premiere of Aunt Jack, Summer Resident at The Palace Theatre in NH, and more. Daniel has worked as a Stage Manager on Adding Machine a Musical in Miami, as well as Assistant Stage Manager for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Professionally Daniel has rounded out the wardrobe team/ crew of Zoetic Stage’s Sunday in the Park with George, as well as The Legend of Georgia McBride at Gablestage, both in Miami, FL. In addition to his upcoming Cabaret, Daniel is responsible for producing the University of Miami BFA Graduating Class: A Post Showcase Celebration at 54 Below, as well as creating and producing the first ever Canes Care: Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS Benefit Concert at the University of Miami. Daniel is a very proud House Staff Member of The Helen Hayes Theatre, home to the Two-Time Tony Nominated play, What The Constitution Means To Me.