Matt Daly (Director, Waiting for Godot (1997); Actor, Lysistrata (1996), Joseph (1996), The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (1995), Hamlet II (1994); etc.) is currently chillin' in Jersey City, and doing standup comedy in New York. Matt's been recently spotted behind the mic at Sweet Caroline's, The Boston Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Stand Up New York, and The New York Comedy Club. If you want to contact Matt for general all around chilling or perhaps to see one of his shows, visit him on the web at www.comedyforthemasses.com or drop him a line at email@example.com.
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Michael Davidson (Actor, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (1995)) was an equity options sales trader for Cantor Fitzgerald in New York City. A victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, he will be missed greatly.
Ray DeJohn (Producer, 1998-1999; Publicity, 1997-1998; Actor, Assassins (1998), The Fantastics (1997), A Few Good Men (1996); etc.) After graduating Rutgers, Ray went to play "Sonny" in the national tour of Grease (with Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka of Laverne and Shirley), and "Tony" in the Off-Broadway Tony N' Tina's Wedding. On TV, Ray can be seen filing reports in the Pine Valley Police Station on All My Children and recently filmed a sitcom pilot, Level 10, currently in post-production. Ray lives Los Angeles, CA.
Dennis Delaney (Staff, 1983-1984; Director, What the Butler Saw (1985), The Groves of Academe (1982); Actor, A Night In The Ukraine (1984); etc.) is a professional director. Regional theater credits include The Man Who Could See Through Time (nominated for Best Production by the Connecticut Critics' Circle); Love's Labour's Lost, and Romeo and Juliet (Orlando Shakespeare Festival); Julius Caesar (NJ Shakespeare Festival); Inspecting Carol, and I Hate Hamlet (Delaware Theater Company); The Foreigner (Virginia Stage); Inherit The Wind, Over The Tavern, and Sylvia (Capital Rep); Arms And The Man (PA Shakespeare Festival); Noises Off, The Dining Room, The Cocktail Hour, and The Heiress (Two River Theater Company); Comedy of Errors (Pirate Playhouse); Lend Me A Tenor, Sherlock's Last Case, The Gift of the Magi, and Corpse (Pennsylvania Stage); Side Man (Stanford TheatreWorks); Scotland Road, and King O' The Moon (Seven Angels Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Kismet, and What The Butler Saw (White River Theatre); Private Lives, Bell, Book and Candle, and Driving Miss Daisy (Foundation Theater); Reckless, and What I Did Last Summer (Princeton Rep); among many others. New York directing credits include The Undeads, Bad Skin, and The Men Are Afraid Of The Women (The Ohio); Them (Perry Street); Brotherhood (Spuyten Duyvil); and On The Verge (New-Stage Theater). Dennis is a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and is married to actress Shelley Delaney.
Jack Denelsbeck (Producer, 1994-1995; Actor, Chess (1995), The Good Doctor (1993), A Boys Play (1992)) graduated from Livingston College in 1995. He is an AIDS Treatment Educator at AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) and is an active queer rights advocate who organized a silent protest against Pastor Fred Phelps, an anti-gay minister notorious for picketing events he views as gay-related. He and his husband, Jonathan, were one of the 4,000 couples who married in San Francisco in March 2004. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Dennis (Actor, March of the Falsettos (1985), In Trousers (1984), Arms of Rain (1983); etc.) is the Executive Director of New Works Company, a fiscal sponsoree of the National Repertory Theatre Foundation. He also co-directs LA's longest-running acting school, where he's taught since 1997 and has directed professionally in New York, Los Angeles, and in Regional Theater. New York credits include The AboutFace Theatre Company, The WaterFront Ensemble, and Women's Workshop. Los Angeles projects include The Court Theater, Theatre of Arts, and New Works Company. Steve led the drama program at New Jersey's Performing Arts High School, taught at the University of Connecticut and Rutgers University, and spent several years as a writer, director, producer and actor with The WaterFront Ensemble, a developmental theater group. His early producing experiences ranged from New York's Theater Row (Steve Tesich's Square One) to Orlando's Off-Broadway (Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll by Eric Bogosian). Steve has starred in several independent films including Gohbi and God, which premiered at The New York Film Festival and First Look/DGA. Television work includes Enterprise; Star Trek: Voyager, NBC's Profiler, and LA Heat.
Julia Boggio Derbyshire (Actor, Evita (1995), Godspell (1995)) now lives in London where she runs Te Papa Films with her husband James. Julia recently performed the title role in Kiss Me Kate with the Cygnet Players. Other recent roles include "Anita" in the Cygnets production of West Side Story, the title role in Gigi (ShOwCase Productions), "Carmen" in Sweet Charity (Hounslow Musical Theatre Company), and Scary Chorus Member in Sweeney Todd. Julia's other activities include running the London Marathon for ActionAid and photography, which she has been studying seriously. Visit Julia on the web at http://www.jamesandjulia.co.uk.
James Dean DeRienzo (Director, Squirrels (1987); etc.) graduated with a BA in theater, and then married his college sweetheart Alison Edwards, a voice major at Mason Gross. He furthered his education and studied with the Groundlings for two years. They moved to Minneapolis for a couple of years, where James pursued his acting with slight success. Then they found themselves in Los Angeles. James reunited with Cabaret alum Bart Sumner and the two performed comedy improvisation for about a year. James can be found onstage and teaching comedy improvisation in Northern New England. You can see him on the web at www.iwannabefunny.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Colleen DeSalvo (Assistant Director, Miracles (1985); Actor, Little Pink Skeletons (1986), The Actor's Nightmare (1985); etc.) After graduating from Rutgers University and training at William Esper Studio in NYC, she has worked extensively on the New York stage, in independent film and touring nationally. Her roles have included: "Lady Macbeth" with Independent Theatre Co., the "Strange Woman" in Anne de Mare’s Lucky Man at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, "Dorian" in NY Play Development's subCity, "Kate" in Thanks Mom! Productions’ The Cover of Life, and as "Queen Margaret" in Expanded Arts’ Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production of Richard III. Colleen can be heard as the voice of "Candy Cain" in 3Com Internet Production’s radio play The Adventures of Johnny Palmetto, Net Detective written by Beverly West.
Hannah Fujiki DeVorkin (Director's Program Chair, 1993-1994; Director, The Life of Galileo (1994) (Henry Rutgers Scholar Project), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (1993)) received her BA in theater from Rutgers in 1994; earned her MFA in directing from MGSA in 1998; gave birth to Zenobia Fujiki DeVorkin Murphy in March 1999 (she's AMAZING!). Hannah freelances as a director, teaching-artist and grant-writer in both NJ and NY. Her favorite projects include Duet For One, Search For Signs ... (with Cabaret alum Dina Maugeri!), Peacemaker (touring show for k-4 at George Street Playhouse), and Waiting For Tadashi by Velina Hasu Houston (staged reading at GSP). "Cabaret was a great time for me - thanks to Christine & Lilaia's ingenuity in starting the director's program - I began my exploration and fascination with directing. What a ride!"
John DiMeglio (House Manager, 1981-1983; Board Member, 1982-1983; Actor, Recruits (1983), Happy Holidays II (1981), Nights (1981); Stage Manager, Slight Departure (1982); etc.) after graduating from Cook College in 1983 with a BS in Business Economics, John performed in numerous regional theaters including a stint as a Rockefeller Center tour guide. Upon completing his MBA in Accounting (Rutgers Graduate School of Management, Newark 1987), he worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries (this is New Jersey after all) but always found time to sing in choruses around the state. After 14 years of performing the role of good corporate citizen, John left to search for fulfillment in the non-profit world. John is now the Head of Finance for Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, which is where his love affair of musical theater began after seeing a fabulous production of George M at the age of 8. Dreams do come true! Feel free to drop John a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Di Meo (Actor, Godspell (1992)) graduated from Cook College in 1994. After graduation, he headed to New York where he studied voice and acting for two years before returning to the Philadelphia area where he's been performing in ever since. Chris has worked with the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts in Media, PA, The Lenape Performing Arts Center in Marlton, NJ, The Arden in Philadelphia, Footlighter's Theatre in Berwyn, NJ and The Barnstormers Theater in Ridley Park, PA, where he recently ended a run of the musical Chicago ("Billy Flynn"). He also performs in Atlantic City with various casino shows as well as the annual Miss America Pageant, and is putting the finishing touches on his self-entitled CD of long songs. When not performing, Chris is an account executive for a major brokerage firm in Philadelphia. He can be reached at email@example.com.
David DiSavino (Author, The Audition (1975); Actor, Oddballs (1973), Buffalos (1975); etc.) is the Executive Producer of the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, PA, the only all-comedy dinner theatre in the U.S. He and his wife Cynthia married in 1984, the same year Rainbow got its start. His is past president of the National Dinner Theatre Association, an organization founded in 1978 to unify dinner theaters across the country and provide them the opportunity to gain new perspectives toward the industry. David, Cynthia and their daughter Katy all work in the "family business" at Rainbow and live in Lancaster, PA. When not producing or performing, David enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake.
Michael Dulev (Actor, Oedipus Wrecked (1998), The Good Person of Szechwan (1998); etc.) graduated from Rutgers College in 1999 and moved to New York City where he recently produced and performed in two productions at the Producer's Club, both directed by Sean Cassels: The Great Mystery which consisted of two short plays by David Mamet and Sam Shepard, and Acts of Faith, in which he played Ahmed, a young Muslim extremist. Michael has studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Studio as well as at T. Schreiber Studio with Lynn Singer, and at HB Studios with Geoffrey Owens.
Moy Eng (Producer, 1976-1978; Assistant Producer, 1975-1976; Actor, The Second Shepherd's Play (1976); etc.) is the Program Director of the Performing Arts at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Prior to January 2002, Moy directed the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation's grantmaking programs in energy and U.S. human rights for five years. Before joining Joyce Mertz-Gilmore, she had amassed fifteen years of experience working in the nonprofit sector on fundraising and institutional capacity-building, primarily in the performing arts. During most of the eighties, Moy worked in senior development positions at the Orchestra of St. Lukes and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. From 1989 to 1996, she maintained a consulting practice focused on fundraising, organizational development, and program design and evaluation. Moy serves on a number of national committees encompassing human rights, environmental, and arts issues and is currently Co-Chair of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and is a Board Member of the Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues. She has taught at New York University and the State University of New York at Purchase, and has lectured at national, regional, and state conferences on fundraising, organizational development, and grantmaking. After twenty-two years as a New Yorker, Moy now lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband, Dennis Godburn, a professional bassoonist, and their two daughters. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denise Ettenger is now Denise Travis. See below.
Bill Feehely (Actor, Ruby Lips (1974); etc.) lives in Nashville, TN where he is founder and Artistic Director of Actors Bridge Ensemble Theatre and Actor Training Program. He has trained hundreds of actors and directed dozens of shows with the company including Nashville premieres of Holy Ghosts, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Anton in Show Business, Never the Sinner. and The Larame Project. Bill also performs and directs at Tennessee Repertory Theatre. He has won Tennie Awards (from the Tennessean News) for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor. He's also written and produced the play Working with Glass and has collaborated on a number of original musicals with songwriter Marcus Hummon, including Francis of Guernica which had productions with Actors Bridge and Tennessee Repertory Theatre and Warrior which opened at The Country Music Hall of Fame. Bill can be reached at email@example.com.
Simon Feil (Publicist, 1996; Actor, Escape From Happiness (1995); etc.) holds an BFA in Theater Arts from Rutgers / MGSA and also studied at the London Acadamy of Theater after performing in The King Stag ("Deramo") at the Edinburgh Festival. Favorite New York performances include A Vow Of Silence ("Issam Naji") at the Jewish Rep, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Shakespeare in the Wild's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona ("Eglamour"), and the title role in Danton's Death with the Prospect Theater Company. He can currently be seen on Ellis Island in an ongoing production of Embracing Freedom. While not on stage, Simon works as a Safety Educator with the FDNY and has started a sushi lesson business. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frank Ferrara (Secretary, 1998; Director, Little Shop of Horrors (1998); Actor, The Good Person of Szechwan (1998), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1998), Crazyface (1998), Six Degrees of Separation (1998), The Fantasticks (1997), Lysistrata (1996)) has continued to pursue theater in the community, performing in several shows including the New Jersey premiere of The Legend of Redwall Abbey, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Titanic, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, and Little Shop of Horrors. He most recently directed The Scarlet Pimpernel and Jekyll and Hyde with the Pennington Players. In his real life, he is the managing editor for MD Net Guide, a medical publication based in Plainsboro, New Jersey. On July 7, 2001, Frank married Shannon Ludlum at the First Methodist Church of Cranbury. Regards to all the talented (and slightly insane) people - you know who you are - who taught him so much during the four years he spent unable to get away from that little building on the Douglass Campus.
W. Cole Ferry, Jr. (Director, Snoopy (1985); Actor, Is There Life After High School (1984); etc.) produces live theater and film. His New York City based production company, Step Lively Productions, has produced the original musical Vampires In Havana (at NYC Workshop) and a revival of Kurt Vonnegut's Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Staged Reading at The Producer's Club II). Cole has produced his own co-adaptation of Peter J. Heck's Death On The Mississippi; Happy Anniversary by Lou Reda; and co-produced Pegasus Theatre's In Living Black and White™ production of It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Murder!. He recently wrote and directed the feature film Fossil Fight and produced the short film Pets.
Gina Fiorillo (Producer, 1996-1997; Associate Producer, 1995-1996; Director, Ten Little Indians (1995); etc.) is currently working at Douglass College as an Associate Alumnae. Gina is looking at Graduate Schools for a Master's in Woman's Studies & English and will hopefully go on for her Doctorate so she can teach and run a Foundation rather than begging for money from it. Gina loves keeping in touch on email so feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Jack Fisher (Author, The Audition (1975); Actor, Stagelights (1974), Ruby Lips (1974)) was the manager of software development for Clarins USA, Inc., a cosmetics and fragrances company. After leaving Rutgers, Jack performed in dozens of plays, musicals, and television spots as a professional and as a volunteer. He passed away in November 2007 leaving behind a wonderful wife, two beautiful children, and many friends who loved him very much.
Adam Fitting (Actor, Blood Brothers (2001), A Few Good Men (1996), Joseph (1996); etc.) has been seen in many New Jersey productions including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, 1776 and Beau Jest (Playhouse 22), The Cradle Will Rock (Chalkdust Productions), Hair (Somerset Valley Players), The Secret Garden (GB Productions - 2001 Perry Award for Best Ensemble Actor in a Musical), Sideshow and Talk Radio (Villagers), and The Comedy Café (12 Miles West). Adam co-owns Triumph Brewery Company in Princeton, New Jersey and is one of the founding members of Chalkdust Productions.
Colleen Flynn (Actor, Zastrozzi - The Master Of Discipline (1985); etc.) is currently working in movies and on television. On TV she starred in the new Flipper, has a recurring role on Judging Amy ("Lolly Wetzel"), and has been seen on The X-Files, and ER (1995 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series). Colleen has been in the tele-films The Devil's Child, Two Mothers for Zachary, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, Incident at Deception Ridge, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness, Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story, and Trial: The Price of Passion. You can also catch her in the films Pay It Forward, Clear and Present Danger, The Temp, Late for Dinner, and Last Exit to Brooklyn.
Mike Folie (Lighting Technician, 1974; etc.) is now a playwright. His work has been produced Off-Broadway, regionally around the U.S. and internationally. His play, The Adjustment, enjoyed a successful tour of Great Britain starring Stefanie Powers. Naked By The River, a comedy, was presented at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles in a reading starring Tim Allen and Dana Delany. It has since been produced at NJ Rep (premier) and Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. Another comedy, Lemonade, was produced at the Tamarind Theatre in Hollywood, starring Maxwell Caulfield, and his comedy Panama premiered at NJ Rep in 2002 and featured Cabaret alum Ian August. Michael is a resident playwright at New Jersey Repertory Company and lives with his wife, Frances Mayer, and his two children, Brendan and Lizzie, in Rockland County, New York. Of Cabaret's earliest beginnings, Mike remembers "we weren't prepared for the incredible success of those first couple of shows. We were cramming them in and turning people away at the door. There was tremendous audience response and the place was bursting with talent. It was a very exciting environment."
Kim Frager is now Kim Mitchell. See below.
Nora Francescani (Director's Program Chair, 1998-1999; Director, Wolf Lullaby (1999), The Charm of Desire and Regret (1997); etc.) is the Director of Development (Film/Theatre) at Axial Entertainment, a New York-based production and management company. Prior to joining Axial, she worked in the development department at Miramax Films and at The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival in the literary and publications departments. Nora has directed several regional theater productions, and assistant directed Off-Broadway productions of Killer Joe (Wilson Milam, Dir.) at the Soho Playhouse and In the Blood (David Esbjornson, Dir.) at The Public Theatre.
Stuart Fried (Director, Gemini (1985); Actor, The Actor's Nightmare (1985); etc.) was also a member of the College Avenue Players at Rutgers, where he directed Company by Stephen Sondheim. Stuart is a partner with the entertainment law firm Grubman Indursky & Schindler in New York City. He is happily married to his wife Jackie and is the proud father of three daughters, Emma, Arielle and Julia. Stuart can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skye Gabel is now Skye Gabel Mann. See below.
Alexandra Garbeck (Master Electrician, 1993; Asst. Publicist, 1993; Actor, You Can't Take It With You (1993); Lighting, Closer Than Ever (1993), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1993), A Christmas Carol (1993)) is currently in Gettysburg, PA, living every Civil War reenactor's dream, and working for Dickinson College. She was recently an extra for the film Gods and Generals and played on the soundtrack with the 28th PA Regimental Band. Alex has done lighting for several community theatre groups in Northern NJ and is looking for a new group to join in Southern-Central PA. Alex would welcome contact from any old friends at email@example.com.
Dawn L. Gilliland (Sound Engineer (1995-1998); Sound Designer, Chess (1995), Ten Little Indians (1995), Godspell (1995), Once On This Island (1996), Evita (1995), united (1996); Props, Hair (1997); Asst. Director, Improv Troupe (1996-1997); Improv Troupe (1997)) after leaving her years of Sound Tech. and Improv Troupe behind her when she graduated, realized that a lot of technical things were right up her alley. She began her career in IT quickly, and with hearty accolades. At one particular job that she held, she met her future husband, Stu. They were married in 2006 'neath the cover of October skies. They currently live in the suburbs of Philadelphia with their two cats, Darla and Spanky and their fun-loving dog, Sprocket. Dawn hopes to someday apply her improv skills back to the theatre instead of just her cooking.
Jim Gloria (Scenic Designer, 1984; etc.) is a self-employed decorative artist, instructor and a specialist in the art of Scagliola, an ancient technique for the fabrication and inlay of marbled plaster. Jim teaches at the Parsons School of Design as well as at numerous art workshops. He has run a successful mural and decorative arts business in the New York metropolitan area since 1989, completing large scale murals for both private and public commissions including the Newark Museum and the Columbus Citizens Foundation. Jim's theater work in scenic art has been seen at the Ron Brown Evidence Dance Company, Ballet Manhattan, Jennifer Muller / The Works Modern Dance Company, and at the Spoleto Festival USA. Visit Jim on the web at http://www.jamesgloria.com.
Stuart Goldstein (Actor, Hamlet II (1994), Rumors (1992); etc.) Following graduation, Stuart Ellis (Stuart Goldstein's bohemian alter ego) worked as an actor in NYC. He toured in the first production of Barry Kornhauser's Lincoln's Log, participated in the typical smattering of commercials, workshops, and readings. His greatest claim to fame, however, came as an extra, his tiny head appearing in such notable films as In & Out, Private Parts, I Shot Andy Warhol, Godzilla, and so on. Quickly tiring of the fame achieved through extra work, Stuart retreated to a quieter life as an attorney in NYC, staying involved through representation of the League of American Theaters and Producers, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, etc. He currently works as an attorney for NBC Universal, Inc., and makes films in his spare time. His films have appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, and others. He is still playing the piano, writing, generally trying to keep the creative juices flowing, and is very grateful for having been a part of the Cabaret Theatre. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Grabas (Board, 1981-1982; Master Electrician, 1981-1982; Technical Director, 1980; Actor, Headin' West (1979); etc.) first came to Cabaret in 1979 with the Paul Robeson Black Arts Ensemble as their resident designer. After working on almost every show at Cabaret until 1982, he went on to design lights and sets for Cabaret alum Joe Mancuso’s How to Behave Under Peculiar Circumstances and Emperor Jones at the 28th Street Theatre in NYC. Joe also designed the lights for the Princeton Opera Company’s production of Cosi fan Tutte and Fidelio, which was brought to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. In 1983 he left the theater behind and started what is now the largest land title research firm in New Jersey. This success allowed Joe to open several other related companies which today comprise The Investors Real Estate Group in Edison, NJ. He returned to college and graduated in 1998 summa cum laude from Monmouth University with a degree in Early US History. Joe is currently writing a book about free African American settlements in post revolutionary Monmouth County. He lives in Freehold with his wife Patti and two children Joe and Brielle. Joe can be reached at email@example.com.
Libby (Elizabeth) Gray (Producer, 1986-1987; Lighting Design for numerous Cabaret shows) graduated Douglass (1989) Cum Laude, and immediately began touring for the Big Apple Circus, beginning as a Spot Op and ending her career there in 1991 as crew chief of the electrics department. Libby then moved to California to work for Morpheus Lights, for whom she is still road crewing today. She began as a climber, and worked her way through the ranks. At this point she may be found crew chief / programming / operating on Morpheus tours, or working independently as a Lighting Director for one of several designers. Winters are spent as Lighting Director for Ken Billington's design of Stars on Ice, Scott Hamilton & Kristi Yamaguchi's ice show. Summers are usually spent on rock n' roll tours. She has done more 'one-offs' than can be counted, including shows ranging from Journey's charity reunion at the Filmore in San Francisco to the Radio City World Premier of Disney's Lion King in 1994. Libby has spent more time lighting-directing and designing in the last few years. Notable projects include direction of REO Speedwagon's appearance at the 2002 Superbowl and the design of Paul Rodgers / Bad Company's summer 2001 Shed Tour. She recently toured with jazz legend George Benson, taking up the job of lighting director for his Pacific Rim Tour, performing in South Korea, Peoples Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Libby became the Lighting Director for the classic rock band Styx in early 2003 and tours year-round with this group. She ownes a home in New York, which she sees so seldom that the logic of the purchase is up for debate.
Doug Greene (Technical Director, 1998-1999; Publicity, 1997-1998; Director, Oleanna (2000), Up Till Ten (1998); Actor, The Good Person of Szechwan (1998), The Fantastics (1997); etc.) hopes everyone is doing well.
David Greenfield (Author/Director, Purgatory (1975), Steambath (1975); Actor, Buddy Pals (1974); etc.) moved out to L.A. where he works as a producer, executive producer, and writer. His first job after leaving Cabaret was writing for the old Newlywed Game (575 episodes!) and he has been involved with a number of television shows since then including the new Hollywood Squares, Ultimate Revenge, Bobcat's Bigass Show, Debt, the new Let's Make A Deal, The Mike and Maty Show, Here Comes the Bride, Quicksilver, Hollywood Teasers, Love Connection, Super Bloopers and Practical Jokes, Couch Potatoes, I'm Telling, and The Dating Game. He was the Vice President of Development and Production for Saban Entertainment and is the Executive Producer of Greenboy Enterprises.
Jason Greenspan (Actor, Wenceslas Square (1991), Feiffers People (1992); Asst. House Manager (1992)) After a well-intentioned (but admittedly misguided) foray into acting in an Off-Off Broadway production in 1992, Jason decided to close the book on his acting career and went "legit." He received his BA in Urban Studies from Rutgers in 1994 and started his career as an Urban Planner. He hopes to soon finish his MBA. Jason now lives in Asbury Park, New Jersey with Michael, his partner of five years. He hopes all his Cabaret friends are well and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Groff (Actor, Oedipus Wrecked (1998), Jesus Christ Superstar (1999) graduated from Rutgers in 2000 and then went on to play "Antonio" in Rutgers Opera's Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as perform with the New Jersey Opera Festival (Falstaff, Carmen), the Di Capo Opera (Aida), and with Latino Theatre Ensemble El Grupo Troteateatro. Since 2004 James has taught theater at a NYC public high school and St. Joseph's College.
Amy Grosky is now Amy Grosky Bergman. See above.
Jan Gura (Actor, Child of the Seventies (1979); etc.) is the Director of Special Projects for Great Performance (Thirteen/WNET) where she has helped bring the arts to millions of viewers in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut tri-state area and, via the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), to people in every corner of the United States. Jan's most recent work includes A.R. Gurney's Far East, Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias, San Francisco Opera's A Streetcar Named Desire, The Gershwins' Crazy For You, The Music of Kander & Ebb: Razzle Dazzle, and Porgy & Bess: An American Voice.
Carol Hache is now Carol Todd. See below.
Ruth Zielinski Hansen (Producer, 1988; Assistant Producer, 1987-1988; Business Manager, 1987, 1989; Asst. Business Manager, 1986; Actor, Mr. Tucker's Taxi (1988), Play It Again Sam (1987); etc.) RC '92, spent several years on the staff and board (occasionally under the lights, but usually hanging them) of Cabaret between 1986-1990. She completed a Master's of Jurisprudence in business law, and now manages grants for Saint Xavier University in Chicago, as well as teaching others the art of grantwriting. Also a singer, Ruth has performed with the chorus of the New Jersey State Opera and the William Ferris Chorale (Chicago), and served three years on the Music advisory panel for the Illinois Arts Council. She is somewhat active in community theater on the South Side of Chicago, most notably appearing as the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. She lives in a south Chicago suburb with her husband, Russ and her fabulous daughters, Delilah and Elisabeth. You can email Ruth at email@example.com.
Robert Harper (Director, Buddy Pals (1974); etc.) went on to win the New York State One-Act Festival award for Best Direction for Buddy Pals (first produced at Cabaret), and directed an encore at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He graduated Rutgers College with High Distinction and was awarded a Regents Fellowship in 1974 to the University of California for graduate work but chose instead to join the repertory company at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Bob made his Broadway debut in revivals of Once in a Lifetime, and The Inspector General (each at Circle in the Square) and appeared on Broadway in Arthur Miller's The American Clock in roles he created during the play's world premiere at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. As an actor he has had roles in a number of feature films including Deconstructing Harry, Final Analysis, The Insider, and Molly. He co-starred in the cable films Payoff, Running Mates, The Wrong Man, and J. Edgar Hoover all for Showtime; and Not Quite Human for The Disney Channel. Television work includes Philly ("Judge Irwin Hawes"), Frank's Place ("Bubba Weisberger"), and in the telefilms Dempsey, Babies, Held Hostage, and My Name is Bill W, among many others. Bob was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1988 and accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1994.
Larry Harris (Author/Lyricist, The Winter’s Song (1980); etc.) co-wrote and associate produced the PBS documentary series Black And White In Exile. His play The Kitchen of Heaven was produced by the Emerging Artists Theatre Company at New York’s Mint Theatre in 1999 after reaching the final round of the Kennedy Center Competition for New American Plays. Several of Larry’s one-act plays have been produced in New York including Answering the Echo, Daily Bread, Grey-Beard Loon, The Once-Dead and Thicker Than Water. Larry received a NJ State Council on the Arts Playwrighting Fellowship. He earned his BFA in Theatre Production at Rutgers University - Mason Gross and his MFA in Dramaturgy at Columbia University. Larry has worked in the literary offices of the Guthrie Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club and McCarter Theatre. His romantic comedy screenplay Trick Of The Eye was recently optioned by Altar Rock Films.
David Hartkern (Actor, Waiting for the Sun (1989); Performer, The Vitals (1989, 1990); etc.) is happily married and is currently the General Manager of The State Theatre in New Jersey. Dave also performs with several bands as a drummer and singer, his main gig being Watershed. At Rutgers Dave honed his vocal skills with the Rutgers Glee Club, and after graduation began to gig extensively with dozens of bands from the folk-rock band The Vitals, to Be Here Now (with Spook Handy), Stucco Bungalow, Mood Swing, and Napoleon Blownapart, all of which performed actively on the NJ club/bar circuit, including Asbury Park's legendary Stone Pony. In addition to his work in the above bands, Dave has played host to the "Wednesday Night Open Jam" at The Hideaway in South Plainfield, and is currently active in the cover bands Bipolar and SuperGenius.
Maureen Heffernan (Founder; Director, A Salute To Television (1974); etc.) is the Executive Director of the Institute for Arts and Humanities Education and the co-developer of Interarts, a program for arts integration in and through the school curriculum. She has directed over 70 professional theatrical productions nationally and was the founding Artistic Director of the Unlimited Potential Theater Company of Very Special Arts in New Jersey, a theater company for people who are physically challenged. Maureen is a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Distinguished Teaching Artist, served as Artistic Director for the George Street Playhouse, and was the Partners in Excellence Institute's teaching artist-in-residence for 2002.
Bill Henderson (Publicist, 1981-1982; Actor, The Snow Queen (1981), Nights (1981), Ellie's Butterfly (1980), The Winter’s Song (1980); etc.) got his BFA from Mason Gross in 1982. From there he became a sales consultant working with the ticket offices of McCarter Theater in Princeton, and ran successful season ticket campaigns for The Portland (OR) Opera, The Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Dallas Opera, among others. While in Dallas, Bill worked on a Masters Degree at the University of Texas at Arlington in Computer Science, but found time to appear in UTA productions of Baby, and A Shot in the Dark. He also performed in several shows for Theater Arlington, including Angry Housewives, and Alice in Wonderland. Never far from the arts, he continues to sing with the Chancel Choir, and as a member of The Michael O’Neal Singers. Bill also volunteers as an acting coach for children's musicals. He currently lives in Marietta, GA with his wife and son, and is a senior programmer/analyst for a software company. Bill would love to hear from his old Cabaret friends. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurel (Laurie) Hoitsma (Assistant Producer, 1983; Asst. House Manager, 1981-1982; Actor, Matters of Consequence (1984); Celebration (1983); Ellie's Butterfly (1980); etc.) is a professional actor in Dallas, Texas, where she continues to perform in theater and commercial voice over work. She was a member of the acclaimed Undermain Theatre for 14 years. At Undermain she performed in such plays as The Seagull, Camino Real, and Goose and TomTom, and originated roles in Beginner, A Murder of Crows, and Love Trouble. She has also performed at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, with the Dallas Theater Center, Classic Theatre Company, Teatro Dallas, and with Our Endeavors, where she was nominated for a 1999 Leon Rabin Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Musical. Film credits include Stealin' Home, and Late Bloomers. Laurel also works as a theatrical producer through her companies Chicapez and Xlthlx Productions. In 1994 she married Keith Buresh, a professional lighting designer and production manager whom she met at Rutgers in 1983. They have a son, Zane.
Michael Hopkins (Actor, Child of the Seventies (1979)) received his MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is currently working as a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon for Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Stephen Howe (Lighting Designer, March of the Falsettos (1985); etc.) is the Stage Supervisor at McCarter Theatre Company.
Stephen Innocenzi (Actor, El Grande De Coca-Cola (1977), Buffalos (1975), The Peer Glynt Ensemble (1974), Ruby Lips (1974)) is a graduate of Rutgers College. Stephen currently resides in New York and has been acting consistently since his departure from the Cabaret. New York credits include The Ninth Circle at The 45th Street Theatre, Evaluating Woody and the title role in Chekhov's Ivanov at the Mint Theatre, the "Dauphin" in Shaw's St. Joan at the West End Theatre, "Major Arnold" in Ron Harwood's Taking Sides at the Heritage Theatre, and "Adolph" in Strindberg's Creditors. TV credits include featured roles on Law And Order and 100 Centre Street. Stephen sends his regards to everyone at the Cabaret, both past and present. He can be reached at email@example.com.