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ROCCO L. ARRIGO (Singer) has been performing in and out of New York for the past 5 years and is thrilled to make his Cabaret debut with Richard Skipper. Some of his most notable performances include Dickon in the Secret Garden, soloist in Sweeney Todd, and Hair. Rocco will soon be featured in an upcoming Cabaret which he is also producing this summer. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA he obtained his BFA in Musical Theatre perfomance from the University of Point Park.
MICHAEL HOPEWELL (Singer) is pleased to make his NYC debut! Tours: Grease (1st Asian Tour). Regional: Forever Plaid, Urinetown (Gateway Playhouse), Grease, Robin Hood, Gypsy. Recordings: Stage Stars Records – Sweeney Todd, Godspell, Hairspray, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Kiss Me Kate, The Sound of Music, Seussical. Demo recordings include: Once Upon a Time in Narcissia, The Yellow Wood (Richard Rodgers Award Winner), Broadcast (Richard Rodgers and Jonathan Larson Award Winner). This performance is for Marissa, who inspires me everyday. www.michaelhopewell.com
KRISTOPHER MONROE (Singer) made his New York theatrical debut originating the role of "Fak" in the American premiere of Bernard Marie-Koltes' "West Pier" and went on to star in Relatively Theatre's "Disconnections" Off-Broadway. Other New York credits include: "The Singapore Mikado and the Authentic British Music Hall: A Little Of What You Fancy", which was nominated for a 2005 Innovative Theatre Award. A regular performer in New York's cabaret scene, he has appeared at The Duplex, Eighty-Eight's, Rose's Turn, The Encore Lounge, and has performed two solo shows, both at Don't Tell Mama. He can be heard on the original cast recording "The Weather: A Musical", as well as singing backup for Judy Kaye on the Bruce Kimmel compilation "Jeepers Creepers". Born in Alaska and raised in New England, Kristopher moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and went on to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre from The New School University. Go to www.kristophermonroe.com for more information.

Musicians

PAUL L. JOHNSON (Musical Director), is an OOBR award winning composer for his scores on Cowboys! and Tango Masculino, both presented here at Wings. He is also composer for Madam, about Madam C. J. Walker and composer/lyricist for Trump, The Musical, presented recently in a staged reading. He has been musical directing and performing for Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, regional theatre and cabaret since moving to NYC 24 years ago.
CHRIS CLEMENT (Percussionist), iis a multi-instrumentalist and bi-coastal musician. No stranger to the stage, Chris has performed in venues throughout the East and West coasts with a variety of acts. A new face to New York after his recent move from North Carolina, where he studied at East Carolina University, Chris is stoked to be making his off-off Broadway debut.
BRIAN GROCHOWSKI (Bass), is originally from Rhode Island. He has spent the last few years traveling the country as the bassist for the National tours of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Will Rogers Follies with Larry Gatlin, and the Broadway sensation Grease, starring Frankie Avalon. Brian has played in 46 states and has recently returned from performing at the International Music Festival in Macau, China. Locally, Brian has been heard playing for the acclaimed off-Broadway show Gone Missing, as well as the Broadway productions of Jersey Boys and Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me.
CHRISTINE TALBOTT-SUTIN (Piano), CHRISTINE TALBOTT SUTIN (Piano) has served as musical director/pianist/keyboardist for over 70 productions Off-Broadway,Off-Off Broadway, regional, stock, and cabaret. Recently, she played in the pit of the National Tours of Annie, The Rat Pack-Live at the Sands, and Altar Boyz. Christine is also no stranger to the Wings Theater, having played for a full season of their Children's Theater productions, and she is delighted to be a part of Carol Channing in Concert.
PAUL STEPHAN (Arrangements) is a graduate of Ithaca College and the University of Utah, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in writing and directing musical theatre. He has studied composition with John Eaton and Karel Husa, and hiis song cycles have been performed on the St. Paul Chapel Concert Series, the Christ Chapel Chamber Series, and at the Armenian Evangelical Church of NY.

Paul is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engle Musical Theatre workshop, and had his works performed in their evenings of “works in progress.” He has composed scores for several musicals, including A Fairy Tale , Beauty and the Beast, and Trudy, which premiered at Theatre 138 in Salt Lake City .His song Anymore can be currently be heard on Bettina Covo's debut CD Out of the Shadows.

Mr. Stephan's choral works have been premiered at many churches in the NYC area, including the Middle Collegiate Church of NY and The Village Church, UMC, where he is Director of Music Ministries. His arrangement of The Sky Can Still Remember was recorded by the Hickory Choral Society, and his choral version of the 23rd Psalm was featured at the 9/11 anniversary service for the conference of NY Methodist churches. www.pstephan.com

Staff

MILES PHILLIPS (Director) is a multiple award-winning actor, director, nightclub vocalist and recording artist and has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from Honolulu to London. He has countless leading New York and regional theatre roles, numerous film and television appearances, a popular solo album and a score of original and studio cast recordings to his credit, including his current critically acclaimed turn as Robert in a new recording of Company. He's thrilled to be working with Richard Skipper again - Richard, Miles and Parker Scott costarred in the 2001 MAC winning Carol Channing + 2. His directorial ventures range from regional companies to New York, from contemporary to classical theatre, from full scale musical to nightclub cabaret. He's served as Artistic Director for Musical Theatre Renegades in Chicago and The Hot Spot Theatre Company in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was lauded for his work as author and director in his marriage of Classical Theatre and Cabaret in the smash hit revue of Shakespeare in song Words Words Words & Music. He recently directed the sidesplitting new show Ben Rauch is Horace Vanderveer at The Laurie Beechman and has been nominated for multiple projects as Outstanding Director by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, including two of last year's biggest MAC award-winning hits: Rob Langeder - Broadway Revival and Jason Wynn - Not The Same Old @#$%. Miles starred with some of Broadway's brightest in the hit Broadway Musicals of 1930 at Town Hall. A few of his recent critically acclaimed theatre performances include: Banco in the New York premiere of Ionesco's Macbett, Bassanio in both The Merchant Of Venice and the world premiere of its award winning new sequel The Doctor Of Rome, Cliff in Cabaret, Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Garry in the multiple Jeff Award-winning Chicago production of Noises Off and Mordred in Camelot (Drama-Logue Award). As a nightclub vocalist, Miles has been honored with the prestigious MAC Hanson Award and named a finalist in the category of Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist at the Nightlife Awards in 2004 and 2006. His latest show Quiet Stars has been hailed by critics as "the Cabaret act of the year" and will return to The Metropolitan Room this spring. www.milesphillips.com.
GLEN CHARLOW has been designing for Richard for more than 10 years. He has designed numerous postcards, posters and ads over the years and Richard couldn't be more delighted with his work. He has created this website for Richard, which continues to play a major role in Richard's promotional efforts. This has also led to many other design projects for Glen, with his work illuminating other performers throughout the cabaret community. Glen is delighted to be creating the look of the publicity for Richard's newest endeavor, "Carol Channing In Concert". For more information on Glen's work, please visit www.gcdtp.com. His email is designer@gcdtp.com
JANNIE WOLFF Jannie Wolff is an actress and writer. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she is a member of Circle East Theatre Company, and has appeared in over 40 plays and independent films in New York, most recently the feature film "Stanley Cuba". Her voice can be heard at the Cloisters Museum describing the permanent collection. Her writing has won awards, and her plays have been produced by various organizations in New York and Boston. A one-act play and several magazine articles have been published. She often works on collaborative projects with artists from other media, producing evenings of new theater, music and art in Manhattan, and she also works as a publicist for visual and performing artists. She has written a television pilot and two screenplays at the request of different producers, and she is currently writing a screenplay in collaboration with another. Working with Richard Skipper is a highlight of her career - he is the best!