Joe is a director and an award-winning choreographer with an emphasis on new work development. New York credits include the Broadway revival of Gigi (Associate Director, directed by Eric Schaeffer), I Married Wyatt Earp (59E59 Theatres), Hard Times (NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee, Best Choreography, NY Times Critics’ Pick), Charlotte’s Web (Theatreworks USA), Supersoldier (by Hair co-creator Jim Rado), Michael John LaChiusa’s Marie Christine (3LD), plus productions at Transport Group, NYMF, Fringe NYC, and Culture Project. Regional: the Broadway bound musical Beaches starring Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor at Chicago’s Drury Lane, Goodspeed Musicals, DC’s Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Michigan State University, and The Hartt School. Recipient: SDCF’s Guest Artist Initiative program. Member: SDC. Artistic Director: NY Theatre Barn – a Manhattan based theatre company dedicated to developing and producing new musicals that tell untold stories. Conceiver and co-writer of Sticks + Stones - a new musical about bullying told through the eyes of teenagers. Upcoming: Small Town Story at The Hartt School (also conceived) and For Tonight at Michigan State University. www.joebarros.com
Brandon recently directed Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster's Jasper in Deadland Off-Broadway and repeated his work this spring at The 5th Avenue Theatre. He also directed the world premiere of Justin Huertas' new musical Lizard Boy at the Tony Award-winning Seattle Repertory Theatre. In 2013 he directed the musical web series "The Hinterlands," which was nominated for four IAWTV Awards including Best Dramatic Series. His Broadway assisting credits include A Christmas Story, Catch Me if You Can, next to normal and First Date as well as Piece of My Heart Off-Broadway and the pre-Broadway run of Gigi at The Kennedy Center. Other NYC directing credits include Lincoln Center Theater, Signature Theatre, The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub, New York University, HERE Arts Center, Prospect Theater Company, New York Musical Theatre Festival, The Drama League, 54 Below, NYU, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Theatre Row, National Alliance for Musical Theatre. Regional credits include Seattle Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Signature Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Village Theatre, Balagan Theatre, and The 5th Avenue Theatre where he spent four seasons as Casting Director and Artistic Projects Manager, casting the pre-Broadway productions of Disney's Aladdin, A Christmas Story The Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Memphis and Shrek. He is a Drama League Directing Fellow, the recipient of the SDCF Charles Abbott Fellowship, two Seattle Times Footlight Awards, a Gregory Award and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.
Jacob is a classically trained cellist and pianist that really loves to bring out the diversity of the instruments. He is originally from Lexington, Kentucky he began piano at the age of 8 and cello at 9 via the public school system. In high school he began to refine a love for accompanying musical theater singers while also exploring the many different voices a cello can emulate with the help of cellist Ben Sollee. Jacob attended the Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Cincinnati, Ohio for Cello Performance under the teaching of Yehuda Hanani and Ilya Finkelshteyn. While in college he began to work with the Musical Theater program extensively. He played piano for over 3,000 voice lessons during his time there and constantly played piano and/or cello for the shows. Due to Jacob’s interest in unique ways to play the cello, he has been able to perform for and alongside fiddle legend Mark O’Connor multiple times as well as the high octane fiddling group, Barrage. He is also a co-founder of the popular YouTube duo, J-String. Since moving to New York Jacob has music directed many shows at 54 Below (1776, Band Geeks, Duets v.2, ect.), assisted on many readings of new shows, performed on keys for Broadway Sings Pink, and become a cello sub for the Broadway productions of Wicked and Les Mis. This Summer he is heading to North Shore to Assistant Music Direct Dreamgirls!
MUSICAL THEATRE DIVISION COORDINATOR
A returning faculty member at Broadway For All, Parker has also been on music staff at the Florence Voice Seminar in Florence, Italy, and the Walnut Hill Summer Opera Program, in Massachusetts. She has performed frequently in the Boston and Montreal areas as a collaborative pianist, and has been the pianist for Oliver!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Parker is currently studying Piano Performance and Music Management at McGill University.
DRAMATIC WRITING DIVISION COORDINATOR
Andy Boyd is a playwright, director, songwriter, and actor (in that order). His plays have been performed at the Capital, Providence, and New York Fringe Festivals. His play B***h: A Play About Antigone was named a Best of Fringe production by DC Metro Theatre Arts, and his play Acres of Diamonds won the Phyllis Anderson Prize for Playwriting from the American Repertory Theatre. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Harvard University with a BA in American History and Literature, and served a year with City Year Providence as an assistant teacher in an eighth grade English classroom. He performs original music as Andy the Giant and has independently released two EPs and three full-length albums with the folk-punk duo Los Vendidos. Currently he is working on a play about the Czech underground and a punk musical based on French Symbolist poetry.
DRAMA DIVISION COORDINATOR
Steven Medina is a rising junior from Harlem who is a Theatre and Neuroscience double major at Middlebury College. Steven was in A Clockwork Orange during the Spring semester freshman year, Les Mis during the winter term of freshman year, Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls this past spring, and Next to Normal this past spring. In addition, he has participated in many student shows, concerts, and films. Steven is proud and enthusiastic to be a part of such a great program and hopes to gain great experience.
Drew is proud to be part of the creative team for Broadway For All, a leader in changing the face of Broadway in such an amazing, mission-driven, inspiring ways. His career started in Girard, Kansas, where he would perform regularly for the entire town, singing showtunes at the top of his lungs while riding the lawnmower.
Music director/vocal coach/accomp: Fiasco's/McCarter's award-winning revival of INTO THE WOODS; MISCAST Gala (ft. Jeremy Jordan/Laura Benanti/Andrew Rannells) for MCC Theatre; host/MD of #TBTLive and Annoying Actor Friend's #soblessed in concert @54Below (ft. Harriet Harris/Julia Murney/Laura Osnes) and is Ellyn Marie Marsh’s [slightly off-kilter] MD of her solo projects. Upcoming: B-SIDE's New Work Competition; UK Premiere of FOR TONIGHT; Hangar Theatre.
Past credits include: Goodspeed: FOR TONIGHT, B-Sides Productions (NYC): LaChuisa’s LITTLE FISH, SEE ROCK CITY, num. concerts at 54 Below. Coaching clients Bwy: ZHIVAGO, GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE, ROCKY, CINDERELLA, ALADDIN; Ntnl Tours: BEAUTIFUL, ANNIE, NUNSENSE and ANYTHING GOES, other Bway, Off-Bway, reg/tour. Conductor: BAAYORK LEE’s National Asian Artist Project.
Drew is the resident MD and pianist at the Jen Waldman Studio. Also with Mark Price, Bryan Perri (MD, WICKED), Kimberly Vaughn, Lindsay Mendez, and Kinky Boots. Other credits: Ben Harrell’s WALK (Premiere); North Shore’s LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON; LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (OKC), and is a proud MD for Rosie’s Theatre Kids in the NYC Public School system. Thanks to favorite Heather Botts, family, and the grace of God. (MM in vocal coaching, OKCU) drewwutke.com.
MIDDLE SCHOOL "BIG BROTHER"
Luke Rose is an actor, singer, dancer, and recent graduate from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI). He received his BFA in Theatre back in May. Having just moved to NYC in June, he is so excited to be on staff at Broadway For All. Luke makes his NYC stage debut in August at the NYC Fringe Festival, starring in a play directed and co-written by Broadway For All's very own Andy Boyd.