Broadway Bucs Workshop
Two-Day Intensive Musical Theatre Workshop with Major Broadway Artists and ETSU Faculty
Broadway Bucs Workshop For Rising High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
July 20 and 21, 2021--Online Via Zoom
Accepted participants will work with 10 seasoned Broadway artists and 4 ETSU Faculty
- A nonrefundable application fee of $15 will be charged up front.
- If selected for the program, an additional $285 will be required for admittance.
- Applications due by June 15, 2021. Applicants will be contacted by July 1, 2021.
Mary-Mitchell Campbell is a conductor, music director,orchestrator, composer and arranger. She has served as the Music Director for many Broadway shows including: The Prom, Mean Girls, My Love Letter to Broadway with Kristin Chenoweth, For the Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Big Fish, The Addams Family, Company, and Sweeney Todd. She won a Drama Desk for Best Orchestration for the 2006 revival of Company starting Raul Esparza and was nominated for Allegro and Hello Again.
Mike Evariste is a Tony-nominated co-producer on the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play Disgraced and produced many other significant projects. His Broadway performing credits include The Book of Mormon, Amazing Grace, the Tony Award-winning production of South Pacific (Lincoln Center Theater), Hair, and Les Miserables. He has performed nationally and internationally with touring companies of The Book of Mormon (Australia/New Zealand), The Book of Mormon (US Tour), South Pacific, Hair, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Fame, and Rent.
Tiffany Evariste is a producer, singer, dancer, and actor whose Broadway credits include Aladdin, Memphis, Mary Poppins, Leap of Faith, and Motown. She has performed with the Broadway tours of Mary Poppins, All Shook Up, Fame, and Smokey Joe's Cafe. Her television credits include NBC's Smash, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Tony Awards on CBS. She is co-founder of the New York/Los Angeles-based production company, 42 Seven Productions.
Jason Forbach has been an actor, educator, and playwright in New York City for 17 years. His Broadway credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and the national tour of The Secret Garden. Jason has performed Off-Broadway and regionally with the following companies: The New Group at Minetta Lane, Shakespeare Theater Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theater, The Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, and Theater Under the Stars.
Tony Mansker logged over 1200 performances as an original cast member of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins. Other significant stage credits include West Side Story, Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 42nd Street, Singin' in the Rain, as well as numerous shows and commericals for television. Tony is a teacher of dance, a professional member of Dance Masters of America, and a certified teacher of The Paula Morgan Technique.
Eddie Pendergraft performed nine years in the Broadway musical Wicked. He is an award-winning actor who has worked in numerous regional theatres and on national tours in shows such as You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Man of La Mancha, Hello Dolly!, The Sound of Music, and Chicago the Musical. Eddie teaches acting and vocal performance at Dream Makers Performing Arts in the Bronx, NY. Eddie is a proud graduate of Webster University where he earned his BFA.
Lyn Philistine is an actor, vocal coach, and Mindfulness Meditation teacher for children and adults. Her Broadway and Tour credits include Monty Python's Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols, Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt, A Christmas Story, and Disney's On the Record. Other NY credits include A Bronx Tale, Oliver, Golf: The Musical, My Secret Garden, and Bunty Berman Presents. Along with performing and being Mom to Dylan, age 7, Lyn is married to actor Christopher Sutton.
Joe Spieldenner has worked for over 20 years in all levels of theatre, nationwide, but he is best known for originating the role of Grantaire in the national tour and Broadway run of Les Miserables. Other notable credits include work in national tours and regional theatres such as Barrington Stage in the Berkshires and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Joe is Resident Director of The Everblue Arts Festival, a brand-new Equity theater in Fair Hope, Alabama.
Kirk Sprinkles has produced, directed, and choreographed for Off-Broadway, cruise lines, and regional theaters. He has written 30 original musicals and music revues. He is a Broadway veteran who appeared in Top Dogs, A Chorus Line, Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, Grease, and Oklahoma! A North Carolina School of the Arts and UNC Greensboro alum, Kirk is currently the Artistic Director of the Cultural Arts Center for Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
Kirsten Wyatt is an award-winning actress from Clarksburg, WV. Her Broadway credits include Annie, A Christmas Story the Musical, Elf, Shrek, Grease, High Fidelity, The Pajama Game, Urinetown, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Her regional credits include Guys and Dolls at The Guthrie, Show Boat at the San Francisco Opera, and Mame at the Goodspeed Opera House for which she won a Connecticut Critics Circle Award. She is a proud graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Brad Fugate is the Director of the Musical Theatre program at ETSU. He has been singing, writing, researching, teaching, playing various instruments, and music directing for over 30 years. He holds a Masters in Music (Cincinnati Conservatory), a DMA in Vocal Performance (UNC Greensboro), and a PhD in Historical Musicology and Ethnomusicology (Boston University). In addition to his many Musical Director credits, Brad's arrangement of My Princess Diana recently premiered Off-Broadway at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in NYC.
Bobby Funk has been on faculty at ETSU since 1998, teaching acting and directing. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York before earning his MFA in Acting and Directing at UNC Greensboro. Since then he has acted and directed Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country, including Barter Theatre of Virginia. He has written and produced a number of plays based on oral histories, including the award-winning Hear That Whistle Blow...Erwin Train A Coming.
Cara Harker is a professor at ETSU teaching all levels of jazz, tap, ballroom dance, dance composition, dance improvisation, and theatre movement. She graduated from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University with her MFA in Theatre Performance. She has national and international devised theatre credits, including at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival where her Memoir of a Mythomaniac: The True Story of a Compulsive Liar (or Tallulah Dies) won the Dr. Robert J. Thierauf Producer's Pick of the Fringe Award.
Herb Parker is Professor Emeritus of Acting and Voice at ETSU. He came to the Department of Theatre and Dance after 25 years working as a professional actor in NYC and in regional theatres across the country. He is a 6-time recipient of the KCACTF Meritorious Service Award for "Excellence in Directing" for his work on ETSU productions. He is author of two books on acting published by Routledge and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.