Below is the list of talented actors and singers who are bringing Sweeney Todd to LIFE! We are fortunate to have such a talented group! Click HERE for more information about the show. Click HERE to purchase tickets online.
|Alex Santoriello||Sweeney Todd||Alex Santoriello is a professional actor, singer & producer best known for originating roles in three Broadway musicals: Les Miserables, Chess & Three Penny Opera; as a producer on the Broadway musical, A Tale of Two Cities. He made his equity debut at the Paper Mill Playhouse & his New York debut at AMAS Repertory Theater. He played Gus the Theater Cat in a Broadway tour of Cats & Pontius Pilate in two major touring productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. Alex produced & directed the world premiere of A Tale of Two Cities in concert at the Circle Theater in Indianapolis that included a cast of Broadway veterans along with Richard Kiley who narrated the action, a fifty-voice choir & a forty-piece orchestra. Alex appeared in the TV soap opera All My Children & in the Academy Award nominated film Far From Heaven. A successful concert career brought Alex to Barbados. After several returns Alex moved there & taught singing to young people & served as the first musical director of the Barbados National Boys Choir. He fronted the popular rock ‘n roll band “GetBak” & performed at over one-hundred charity events including the reopening of the historic Kensington Oval in Bridgetown & the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gala. He founded Lexy Piano Bar, which was rated by Zagat as one of Barbados’ top five night spots. Alex is a licensed commercial pilot, an active flight instructor & an avid sailor who has logged thousands of miles at sea. Alex performed and worked with Sirs Sting, Cliff Richard, Tim Rice, Cameron Macintosh & Trevor Nunn; Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulveaus (ABBA); John Caird, John Dexter, Andrew Wilk, John Lodge, Dennis Quaid, David Cassidy, Richard Kiley, Michael Crawford, Maureen McGovern, Georgia Brown, Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Colm Wilkinson, Claude Michel Schoenberg, Alain Boublil, John Clifton, Neil Berg & his sister Jill Santoriello. Alex directed and starred as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar and Che in EVITA.|
|Brynn Neal||Mrs. Lovett||Brynn started acting in high school and has continued through to the present day. Some of her favorite roles have been Mama Rose in Gypsy, Rev. Mother in Nunsense & Mother Abbess in Sound of Music. Last fall she appeared as Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein.|
|Mary Jo Vitale||Johanna||Mary Jo is no stranger to the folks here in the Villages. She has performed in and around the area for nearly 10 years and has taken part in numerous charity events and variety shows in addition to her many solo performances. She is affectionately known as “The Sweetheart of the Villages.” Mary Jo and her husband Marc (Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in the Villages) have been married for 13 years and have two beautiful children. She expresses beauty and feeling in her vocal interpretations as well as tremendous musical versatility and limitless positive energy. The Villages is thrilled to call this amazing performer one of their own. Recently, Mary Jo played the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar! and the stared as Eva Peron in EVITA.|
|Dawn DiNome||Beggar Woman||Originally from NY, where she studied Musical Theatre, Dawn is an accomplished Actor, Singer, and Dancer. She has performed in various theatrical productions both nationally and internationally. Some of her prior roles include: Eva Peron in EVITA, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha, Reno in Anything Goes, Polly in Crazy For You, and Charity in Sweet Charity. She is currently living in Central Florida where she is the Musical Director at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wildwood. She sings for most of the masses every weekend, and directs the choir. She performs for many local venues throughout The Villages. She also is the lead singer in her father’s band Flashback.|
|Clark Barrios||Anthony Hope||Clark was born in New Orleans La. His first musical exposure was through the recognition he achieved singing in the church choir starting at the age of 5. This recognition led to a Music Scholarship to Loyola University in New Orleans’ Garden district. Recognizing that music and entertaining would become his life challenge, Clarks pursuit of that dream has led him from New Orleans to Atlanta, Las Vegas to Austin and to Orlando. He is a well known performer to audiences in The Villages performing frequently on the squares. He is a versatile performer/musician who plays numerous instruments, but has truly focused on his first love, singing. He has come full circle as one of the music ministers for St Pauls’ Polish National Catholic Church in Belleview.|
|Gerry Sherman||Tobias Ragg||An injury suffered in pickleball 13 years ago resulted in Gerry looking for something else to do as a Villager . . . he found musical theater! Gerry had never performed on stage before his first appearance as Heinzie in The Pajama Game. Bitten by the bug, he went on to become well known in The Villages as a musical theater character actor: Ali Hakim in Oklahoma, Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business, Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon, Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof, Bobby in A Chorus Line, Phil Davis in White Christmas, Mary Sunshine in Chicago as well as EVITA. Last Fall Gerry starred as Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. Gerry says he could never have learned these roles without the help of his wonderful wife, Freya, who is always willing to help him learn his lines.|
|Tim Casey||Judge Turpin/ Adolfo Pirelli||Tim grew up in the theater playing his first role in Teahouse of the August Moon at the tender age of 11. Educated at Temple University, he studied as a Theater/ Television major, which led to a 25+year career in corporate television before focusing on technology during the later part of his career. At his prior home in Medford Lakes, New Jersey, Tim performed leads in Deathtrap, as well as Dracula and did some directing. Then he took a 20+ year hiatus from theater to focus on public service, becoming a Councilman and ultimately serving as Mayor. Since retiring to The Villages, Tim has appeared in Company and in KC Productions of Les Miserables, as the Padre in Man of La Mancha, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar and Juan Peron in EVITA. Last Fall Tim directed KC Productions’s Young Frankenstein and appeared as the Hermit.|
|Tony Brown||The Beadle||Tony started his love of music at the age of 8 when his mother bought him a student guitar. He played and sang at church through grade school and high school. In high school he started playing trumpet and joined the school choir in his senior year. He has sung in the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus, The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, The Millennium Master Chorale and many different barbershop chorus throughout the Midwest. In 2013 he became a part of the Central Florida Lyric Opera and began pursuing a solo career. He sings in the choir and cantors at St Timothy Catholic Church and has been a featured soloist at several local churches. In Rome, he sang with his church choir for Pope Benedict. He was a featured soloist in the World Premiere of Bill Doherty’s “Messa di Requim” in Bethlehem, Israel, as well as the US premiere in The Villages. He appears regularly at Katie Belle’s with Maestro’s World Famous Singing Servers as well as appearing at other restaurants, private parties and clubs. He has appeared in many local concerts and productions including, Honor Flight, Latin Fusion, Once Upon a Mouse, KC Production’s The Neil Diamond Experience and many others. He has appeared with Producer/Arranger Hector Garrido, Americas’ Got Talent finalist Fernando Varela and Broadway singers Grant Norman, Brian Minyard, and Melissa Minyard, as well as Metroplitan Opera singer Molly Filmore. He appeared in musicals as a Cronie in Lil Aber, Max Detweiler and Franz in The Sound of Music, Capt Brackett in South Pacific and The Judge in Trial by Jury. In operas as 1st Man in Armor in The Magic Flute, Imperial Guard in Turandot, Soldier in Barber of Seville and Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor.|
|Dan Pona||Jonas Fogg|
Dan is a professionally staged trained NY actor, having performed roles in numerous stage productions in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, Arizona and Los Angeles. several major theatrical films, TV series, including Monk and The Sopranos, and has appeared in productions throughout Central Florida, as the title character in Lombardi and as Shelley Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross, at The Bay Street Players, and has performed at The Melon Patch in Leesburg, Greater Orlando Actors Theater, and The Villages Theater Company where Dan performed the role of Judge Heywood in Judgement at Nuremburg, and as Spencer Tracey in the one person play Tracey.
Susan arrived in The Villages in 2013 and promptly joined in the fun. She has played clarinet, flute and tuba in The Villages Orchestra, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Flute Fanatics, Clarinet Connexion, Celebration Brass Band and the Leading Ladies Quintet. Previously, she could be found in the pit during musicals, but decided to try being onstage. After her first role as Hedy Larue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, she was hooked. She has appeared in the KC Productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Young Frankenstein. In addition to theater, she recently joined the Evolution Dance troupe, sings with the Villages Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, and loves creating colored pencil paintings. And of course, since it’s The Villages, she golfs!
Bob has been singing on stage since Junior High at stunt nights and high school in Broadway musicals Brigadoon, The King and I and Oklahoma. He cantored and sang with several church choirs and with local choral groups as he moved around north central and north west Ohio, and was the lead singer with The KeyTones a barbershop quartet. Since coming to Florida, he joined the Village Voices and was a charter member of the Brothers In Song men’s glee club and the Pops chorus. Bob cantors at St. Timothy church, and has appeared with many different performing groups in the villages as well as The Melon Patch Theater in Leesburg. Pared with Shirley Martin as “Just The 2 Of Us” he entertained for social groups here in the Villages. He has appeared as Cornelius in Hello Dolly, Richard Henry Lee in 1776, Mr Bascombe in Carousel, Angus MacGuffie in Brigadoon, Charey Cowell in Music Man, David in Company, Eugene Fodor in Crazy For You, Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls, Dr Dreyfuss in Promises Promises, and Vittorio Vidal in Sweet Charity.
HC Burich Helen Clare (HC) hails from Lexington, KY, but has also lived in New England and Arizona. She has performed solo work and shows in high school and college and numerous benefit concerts. Besides church choirs, she has been a member of the York Singers, the Yale Glee Club and The Lexington Singers who sang with the Mozart orchestra in Vienna and for mass at Notre Dame. After working with KC Productions in EVITA, she is joining Alex again for this challenging and exhilarating production.
Janet is a National Credit Manager from upstate New York Lady who moved to The Villages 17 years ago . Her theatrical credentials are extensive at both the professional and charitable levels. Her performances include Church on The Square, all 3 Village Squares, The Savannah Center and other Village Entertainment venues along with neighboring communities. She has had character roles in numerous Villages musical productions such as Annie Get Your Gun, How To Succeed in Business, 42nd Street (Adelaide),White Christmas, Music Man, Crazy for You (Mother), Hairspray, Starry 2,3,4,5 and 8 and numerous other book and non-book productions. Janet has also served as Musical Director for 7 years for 2 Villages Production Companies. She golfs (so-so, she says) and works on charitable contributions for Haven House.
|Kristin Miller||Ensemble||Dr. Kristin Miller is a physician, M.D. board certified in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine and Family Medicine. She came to The Villages from the Midwest, and after a successful medical career, is enjoying participating in the arts here. She has a background in dance and art from an early age. Kristin has performed with the cast of Questar Productions in the shows Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Magic & the Music and Christmas Spectacular. She was a performing member in Evolution Dance Company, and is currently a member of the premier performing groups Music in Motion and MIMO On Tour. Kristin enjoys working on many artistic projects and sings in the choir at Hope Lutheran Church of The Villages. Most recently she appeared in EVITA with KC Productions.|
|Dave Newell||Ensemble||Dave is a retired pharmacist from Peoria, IL. Dave has sung with his church choir back in Illinois for the past 20 years, and for the past 14 years has been a member of the Morton Civic Chorus. Morton Civic Chorus performs “Encore,” a week long choral show, on the behalf of the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund. The chorus has raised over 1.5 million dollars on behalf of kidney dialysis patients throughout Central Illinois. Dave was in the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar, Young Frankenstein and EVITA. Dave also sings locally with the Brothers in Song, Community United Methodist Church choir and the Christian Chorus.|
|Dave Olsen||Ensemble||Dave’s acting career began with him playing King Alfonso at Medeival Times for over 500 performances before moving to The Villages. Since that time his done many plays here including: Neil Simon’s Rumors, The Miracle Worker, Beckett, Edward Albee plays, as well as Miracle on 34th St. as Santa. He has also performed in the musicals Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, White Christmas, Les Miserables and Man of La Mancha. Dave has been in many event shows and productions. Most proudly for the Martin Luther King’s scholarship Award ceremony. He’s performing many musical genres from Elvis to Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Englebert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis just to name a few.|
|Sam Rosalsky||Ensemble||Sam’s early theatrical experience began with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan in off-Broadway venues, and many rewarding experiences in community theater. He has been seen most recently as Igor in Young Frankenstein, Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha, Thenardier in Les Miserables, Laser Wolff in Fiddler On The Roof, Smee in Peter Pan, The Governor of Texas in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma, Dr. Einstein in Arsenic And Old Lace, Mr. Bumble in Oliver, and the Sultan in Aladdin among many others. He has been active in all phases of the theater including acting, directing, stage managing, lighting design, and helping extensively with costuming, set design / construction, sound, promotion, and publicity.|
|Cynthia Zambruski||Ensemble||Cynthia began singing in choir’s and choruses at the age of four. Being raised in a musical family she has been involved with theater and choral groups throughout her lifetime. She was a member of sweet Adeline’s, Inc. and performed in an award-winning quartet for many years. After studying music and voice in South Florida she became a member of the Gold Coast Opera Company performing in numerous musicals and operas including Camelot, South Pacific, Tosca, Carmen, Rigoletto, naughty Marietta, and Di Fledermaus. She made her debut in the Villages with KC productions in EVITA. She is also a member of the Sisters in Harmony, a barbershop chorus that performs in The Villages.|