Director & Choreographer
Sean Curran began his dance training with traditional Irish step dancing as a young boy in Boston, Massachusetts and went on to make his mark on the dance world as a leading dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1983 – 1993) and as a performer in the original New York City cast of STOMP (1994 – 1998). His own dance troupe, the Sean Curran Company, tours internationally and he has created work for companies as diverse as Trinity Irish Dance Company, ABT II and Denmark’s Upper Cut Company. Opera figures heavily into his work, and he has directed notable productions including Salome for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, San Francisco Opera, and Opera Montreal, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Shakespeare Theatre, the twentieth anniversary production of Nixon in China, Street Scene, Daughter of the Regiment and The Pirates of Penzance at Opera Theater of Saint Louis. He recently directed Ariadne on Naxos and choreographed the world premiere of Salmon Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown, both for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
Other choreography credits include numerous works for New York City Opera, the Playwrights Horizons’ production of My Life with Albertine, Shakespeare in the Park’s As You Like It, and the Metropolitan Opera production of Romeo and Juliette. Curran’s work has also appeared on Broadway in James Joyce’s The Dead for Playwrights Horizons and The Rivals at Lincoln Center Theater.
A graduate and faculty member of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Curran now serves as Chair of the Department of Dance. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in modern technique, improvisation, body percussion and composition as a visiting artist at the American Dance Festival, Harvard Summer Dance Center, Bates Dance Festival, The Boston Conservatory, and over 100 U.S. university dance departments. He is thrilled to bring his diverse palette to the world of a cappella!
(Alto, Associate Music Director) is an accomplished arranger, vocalist, educator, and music director. She graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in professional music, and contemporary writing and production. While studying at Berklee, Hannah directed the two-time ICCA champions Pitch Slapped, and also took them to the stage of NBC’S The Sing Off. She appeared a second time on the show with the all-female powerhouse group, Delilah, and the women have continued to perform, educate, and tour both domestically and internationally.
She sings with and directs a second professional vocal group called Musae, who is currently working on their sophomore album. Hannah currently resides in New York City, where she works extensively as a studio vocalist and vocal arranger, her clients including Pepsi, Mazda, MTV, and she has sang backgrounds for artists Iggy Azalea and HOLYCHILD.
She also works at Broadway-focused entertainment company on the rise, Borderlight Entertainment. At the company and label, she is the head of the music department and handles arranging for anything from a cappella tracks to full symphony concerts.
Best known as writer/producers in network television, Rob and Pru’s credits include Who’s the Boss? and The Nanny, which they developed for and executive produced with series star Fran Drescher. Currently, they are concentrating on the theater, the medium that they find most exciting. Sternin and Fraser recently collaborated with Brill Building songwriter icon Jeff Barry on the stage musical The Girl Who Would Be King, which premiered at the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara and went on to be seen at the Stamford Center for the Arts and Riverside Theater in Vero Beach, Florida. Excerpts from their stage comedy Under My Skin were performed at the American Airlines Theater as part of The Pink Campaign on Broadway. The play then had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse under the helm of Tony-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) then moved to the Little Shubert Theatre off-Broadway. Rob and Pru are thrilled to be involved in Vocalosity. If they could sing, they would!
Technical Director, Sound Designer and Live Engineer
Tony is a professional singer, beatboxer, recording studio engineer/producer and live audio engineer. He is considered to be the world’s best a cappella live sound engineer and has mixed almost every major a cappella act in the United States. He has been the front of house engineer and production manager for 10-time Grammy Award-winning group Take 6, traveling to 39 countries thus far. He also recently completed a full U.S. tour of The Sing Off as the front of house engineer. What is interesting is that Tony was a performer and finalist on the NBC’s The Sing Off in the group Urban Method, who lost in the finals to Pentatonix. Sonic Audio, Huerta’s recording studio, was founded in 1999. He has produced, engineered or mastered a cappella CD Projects for The Real Group, Take 6, Harmonia Vocal (Angola Africa), Afro Blue, Cadence, Six Appeal, Nota a Sony Latin, Face (Boulder, CO and the NBC’s The Sing Off) and many more. He also recorded, mixed and produced the world’s first full length a cappella opera and original stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera Memphis. As a freelance engineer, he has mixed concerts for many major acts including Stevie Wonder, Amy Grant, Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon and Brian McKnight, as well as the 2010 Shakira tour as front of house engineer for Nota.
Selected NYC: Tail Spin, play/date, Useless, Lady Day, Moses of Egypt (New York City Opera), Little Prince, Knuckle Heads Zoo, Black Violin, Pinkolandia, PS Jones, Chix 6, Raw Space, The Ride, various productions for Sonnet Repertory Company, Lincoln Center Festival, Westbeth Theatre Center, Capital Repertory Theatre and Bristol Riverside Theatre. Dance: American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, MOMIX, gloATL, Ballet Hispanico, Cedar Lake Ensemble, Dance Works, Revolution at the Joyce Theatre. Corporate: Celebrity Apprentice, Michael Kors Jet Set Launch, Antonio Banderas Fragrance Launch, Nike Rockstar Workout. On Broadway, he has served as the Associate Lighting Designer for Hamilton, Dr. Zhivago, Honeymoon
in Vegas, After Midnight, A Christmas Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Magic/Bird, How to Succeed…, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story, Cry Baby, Gypsy, In the Heights, Xanadu, LoveMusik and Avenue Q. O’Gara graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts. www.ryanogara.com
Amy is a NYC-based costume designer whose work has been seen on Broadway, regional theaters, television and arenas across the country. Amy’s costume designs for Broadway include A Night with Janis Joplin and Chaplin (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Other recent designs include Heathers The Musical (New World Stages); Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus presents Legends; Chaplin (St. Petersburg, Russia); My Life is a Musical (Bay Street Theate); Hello, Dolly! (The MUNY); Kiss Me, Kate (Barrington Stage Co.); Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public Theatre); Somewhere (Hartford Stage); On Your Toes (City Center Encores!); The Little Mermaid (Paper Mill Playhouse). Amy received the 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame Emerging Artists Fellowship and received an MFA in Costume Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Producer & General Manager
Work Light Productions is a producing, general management and technical supervision company dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. Productions include the national tours of Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, Green Day’s American Idiot, In the Heights, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Gershwin’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Julie Andrews’ The Gift of Music. In addition to Vocalosity, productions for the 2016-17 season include the international tours of RENT and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Motown the Musical, Something Rotten and White Christmas. www.worklightproductions.com
IMG Artists is a global leader of performing arts management. For more than thirty years, the company has set the standard for excellence in the industry for artist management, touring, dance, attractions, festivals, events and cultural consulting. IMGA’s specialists in offices across three continents offer unparalleled international reach and depth of experience to the company’s artists, clients and partners. With the launch of new producing, presenting and technology initiatives designed to support and enhance our core business, IMG Artists remains the vanguard of the industry.
Marketing & Press
is an independent marketing & press director specializing in national tours. Past projects include The Addams Family, Green Day’s American Idiot, A Chorus Line, Dirty Dancing, Dreamgirls, I Love Lucy: Live On Stage, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and The Phantom of the Opera. He’s thrilled to be spending another season with Vocalosity and his colleagues at Work Light Productions and IMG Artists.
Wojcik | Seay Casting is Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay. With Holly Buczek they cast all mediums. Tours: Flashdance, Nice Work…, Jekyll & Hyde (Nat’l & Korean), Joseph ….Dreamcoat, Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line. Upcoming: Motown. Current Off-B’way: On The Rails, The Portal, Othello: The Remix. Other Off-B’way: The Two Character Play, Triassic Parq, Handle With Care and more! Regional theatres across the country as well as commercial & TV / film. www.wscasting.com @WScasting
(Tenor) is a Brooklyn-based actor, voiceover artist and musician. He earned his BM in Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee College of Music and has performed background vocals for Bastille, Paula Cole, Lalah Hathaway and Jim Carrey. TV highlights include The Sing-Off (with Berklee’s Pitch Slapped), Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve, and One Life To Live. RJ is an active motion capture performer at a NY animation company as well as a busy voice actor, having worked on dozens of spots for TV, radio and the web. Some recent voiceovers include Fun Home (on Broadway), Yahoo! Fantasy Football, and narrations for My Kid’s Obsession (TLC), to name a few. He also has originated numerous roles in NYC theater productions. RJ is immensely grateful to get to do what he loves for a living. For more: www.rjwoessner.com or @rjwoessner on social media.
JAMES C. JONES
(Bass) has been singing in a cappella groups for over 10 years. Highlights of his a cappella career include opening the V show in Las Vegas as well as headlining several events and festivals across the country with Boston-based vocal band, Ball in the House. They were the voices of the Cool-Whip jingle, the Amazon Prime Day jingle (which James co-wrote) and shared the stage with artists such as Gladys Knight, Kool and the Gang, Nick Jonas and Jessica Simpson. James has performed hundreds of shows with them while helping produce three albums and winning APCA band of the year. Outside of a cappella, James has performed with BYU’s premiere vocal jazz ensemble that placed 2nd nationally. He also attained credits as dancer working on High School Musical and other projects with names such as Flavor Flav, Danny Trejo and YouTube personality Miranda Sings.
(Alto, Associate Music Director) is an accomplished arranger, vocalist, producer and director. She attended Berklee College of Music, majoring in Contemporary Writing and Production and Professional Music. While studying at Berklee, Hannah directed the two-time ICCA champions Pitch Slapped, and also took them to the stage of NBC’S The Sing-Off. She appeared a second time with all-female powerhouse group Delilah. She has toured as a performer and educator, both on her own, and with Delilah and Musae. Hannah currently resides in New York, NY, where she works extensively as a vocalist, arranger and vocal producer. Her work includes Pepsi, Mazda, MTV, and she heads the music division at Borderlight Entertainment. She thanks her family, friends, Deke and her sweetheart for their unconditional love, support, and understanding.
(Soprano) is thrilled to be back with her Vocalosity family for another touring season! She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and is currently a New York based actress. Kelli has had the pleasure of performing at a variety of venues, from traveling the world singing on the high seas for Holland America Line, touring with internationally acclaimed cirque performers as a lead singer with Cirque Productions, and sharing the stage with the legendary Rockettes, singing as Mrs. Claus on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular tour. Much love to Evan and her family for their unconditional support in all of her performing endeavors! Follow her on social media @kellikolo and for more information visit www.kellikoloszar.com
(Tenor) is thrilled to be touring with Vocalosity. Born and raised in Singapore, he has performed across Asia, including Superstar Avenue (CTV Taipei) and crowned the first winner of Campus Superstar (Mediacorp Singapore), Singapore’s Mandarin version of American Idol. He has also been featured in the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games Ceremonies and other major events in Singapore. His journey in the U.S. included performing at David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) alongside Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Carole King and Renee Fleming. He also participated in the 10th Broadway Backwards fundraiser at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway. Regionally, he has been featured in musicals like Godspell (Totem Pole), Miss Saigon (North Shore), Shrek (Wheelock), Working (Lyric Stage) and Millie (Stoneham). As a composer, he is working on Eastbound, recently presented at the Musical Theatre Factory, directed by Joe Barros (Gigi, Beaches, King Kong). Follow him on Facebook and Instagram @cheeyangmusic. www.cheeyang.com
(Alto). Favorite credits include Rizzo in Grease (North Shore Music Theatre), Chloe in Bubbly Boy (American Theatre Group), Marisol in Volleygirls (NYMF), and various concerts at Joe’s Pub, Town Hall, and 54 Below. BFA NYU-Tisch Drama. Much love to BRS/Gage and her wonderful family and friends, without whom this would not be possible.
(Alto) currently lives in NYC but is originally from Springfield, IL (Land of Lincoln). Nattalyee has a degree in Music and English Education (Western Illinois University) and has recently reignited her passion for a cappella music thanks to Deke! Nattalyee has also been seen in different national commercials (MTV, Philips). Nattalyee has performed at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem five times, winning Amateur Night two times! Recently Nattalyee wrote a musical called Miseducation which you can get more info abou on Facebook @MiseducationTheMusical. Some of Nattalyee’s favorite theatre credits: Dreamgirls, Effie White (Portland Center Stage); The Color Purple, Church Lady Jarene (White Plains Performing Arts Center, New York Regional Premiere); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Narrator (The Municipal Opera); Rent, Joanne (Springfield Theater Center); Nunsense, Sister Hubert (CAST); Avenue Q, Gary Coleman (GST); and Hair, Dionne (Hainline Theater). Prov 24:10. Much love to LNT. Instagram/Twitter @Nattalyee or check out www.nattalyee.com
TRACY L.J. ROBERSTON
(Vocal Percussion). LA-based singer, director, multi-instrumentalist and vocal percussionist Tracy L.J. Robertson enjoys working in a variety of musical settings. While studying at Berklee College of Music, he performed with and eventually directed the two-time ICCA winning a cappella group Pitch Slapped, and performed in ensembles of global influence ranging from Balkan, to contemporary Indian, to Latin, to western jazz and classical. His predilection and impartiality with music has placed him on stage with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Jose Merce, Victor Wooten, Valarie Simpson, and Dream Theater to name a few. Currently, Tracy works as a freelance musician and tours with the a cappella groups Overboard, M-pact and Vocalosity as he spreads his passion for life through music as a clinician, arranger, and performer. Tracy is also an avid outdoorsman and spends as much time as he can appreciating mother nature.
(Vocal Percussion) is a Drama Desk award-winning New York based theatre artist, songwriter, musician and one of NYC’s premiere human beatbox/vocal percussionists and a pioneering figure in American beatbox culture. Currently working on the Broadway-bound a cappella musical In Transit produced by Janet B. Rosen, directed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli and written by Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Russ Kaplan, Sara Wordsworth and James Allen-Ford. In Transit received the most award nominations of any Off-Broadway musical of the 2010-2011 season (including Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League, Tina, and Outer Critics Circle). He co-headlined Carnegie Hall’s sold out concert Total Vocal alongside the father of contemporary a cappella Deke Sharon. Snow is also an accomplished songwriter his album Spoken Love is being released on Warner Music in Europe. He is the executive producer and star of the feature music documentary American Beatboxer which was placed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Harvard University Hip Hop Archive collections.
(Bass) is an actor, voiceover artist and bass vocalist from New York, NY. After earning a BA in theatre from Messiah College, his a cappella debut was with Voca People performing off-Broadway for an extended 14-month run, followed by a world tour of 18 countries over 3 years. Shortly after, he became a member of the internationally acclaimed A Cappella All-Stars, performing with Andrea Bocelli at Celebrity Fight Night in Florence, Italy, in the company of names such as Lionel Richie, George Clooney and David Foster. Most recently he has been performing with the long time a cappella group Rockapella, as their bass-man! He is very excited to have found a home in Vocalosity and thanks his family for the love and support! For more visit: www.bryantcvance.com and @bryantcvance on Instagram/Twitter/Periscope.
(Mezzo) earned her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, where she performed with the award-winning a cappella group The N’Harmonics. She has since performed at Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, The Beacon, Avery Fisher Hall, Sleep No More’s Manderley, The Edinburgh Fringe, and probably your wedding. Nicole’s recording work includes vocals for such artists as AVAN LAVA and Shaina Taub. She writes and performs with several projects, including The Shirtwaist Sisters and Roslynn. You can find her music at theshirtwaistsisters.bandcamp.com and nicoleweiss.bandcamp.com. Follow her @upwardsomething and https://www.facebook.com/nicoleweissisfamous.
(Soprano) is a family-loving, beach-going fitness enthusiast who has been in love with music since she was three years old when she begged her mom to let her take piano lessons. In middle school, she began developing a passion for popular music and wrote her first song at 14. Amy graduated from Brigham Young University in April 2011 with a degree in commercial music and has since released two EPs with her rock band, The Whits, who opened for Brad Paisley and David Archuleta at Freedom Festival’s Stadium of Fire in 2011. Amy has appeared on NBC’s The Sing-Off with the a cappella groups Noteworthy and Delilah, with whom she has toured internationally to both Asia and Europe. In 2013, she was spotted on NBC’s The Voice, team Adam! She has since co-hosted TV shows, large corporate events, and starred in various stage productions including Lythgoe’s A Snow White Christmas and Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera, which was just featured at the New York Musical Theater Festival 2015. These experiences in TV, music, and theater have been a source of inspiration for Amy’s solo ventures, including her debut solo EP (now available on iTunes)! When she’s not at the gym, soaking up the sun, performing or recording, Amy works as a vocal and performance coach. For more, check out www.amywhitcomb.com or @amylynnwhitcomb on social media.