Alexandria Danielle King
Alexandria Danielle King is delighted to return to The Classical Theatre of Harlem for A Christmas Carol in Harlem! She received her BA in Drama from Tufts University and advanced theatre training certification from The Moscow Arts Theatre School. She is also an educator, youth advocate, director, choreographer and nature enthusiast. Previous acting credits include: Antigone in ANTIGONE (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Chelle in DETRIOT ‘67 (New Horizon Theatre), Lorraine Hansberry in SIGHTED EYES/ FEELING HEART (American Masters), Charley in THE GIRLS OF SUMMER (Layon Gray Productions), Marianne in THE REVOLUTIONISTS & Shahrazad in ARABIAN NIGHTS (Central Sq Theatre), Emcee in SHOCKHEADED PETER (Company One). Follow her on Instagram @Divineloveheals. Website www.alexandriadanielleking.com
Off-Broadway: Theater for the New City (MARY SPEAKS, Flambeaux), Classical Theatre of Harlem (Trojan Women, Emancipation), Fire This Time Festival (Exodus, Outcry). Regional credits: New York Stage and Film, Berkshire Theater Festival, The Kennedy Center, (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof w/ Mary Stuart Masterston and Dana Ivey) Fords Theatre (A Christmas Carol ) and Signature Theatre (The Gospel According to Fishman) dir. Eric Schaeffer. TV: GOTHAM, FBI, Blue Bloods, The Wire.
Anthony Vaughn Merchant
As an Actor, Director and Fight Choreographer, Anthony has become recognized for his work with classical plays. He is a 2-time AUDELCO award nominee for his roles in The Tempest and Antigone. Anthony is a member of Epic Theatre Ensemble & CTH and he can also be seen on screen, having worked with Netflix, HBO, and USA on Luke Cage, Vinyl and Happy. Anthony also received his MFA from UMKC where he studied Acting and Directing.
Born & raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Mr. Gregory received his Master’s Degree, knowing there is no such thing, in Acting from the Pennsylvania State University. Favorite stage roles include ARGONAUTIKA (Jason) & 12th NIGHT (Sir.Toby). You may have seen him on NETFLIX (Let the Church Say Amen), SHOWTIME (Homeland), ABC (Resurrection) or the train after a long day. Want more? Check out www.BRANDONGREGORY.net or lower your program and look forward. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
A NYC Native: Daniel’s most recent credits include: Regional: King Daniel in Something like a Fairytale (National Black Festival); Lucian in The Open Gate; (Theatre for the New City) Kevin Rosario and Piraguero in In The Heights (Harlem Repertory Theatre) and Detective Nelson De Valle in Nailed (Theatre 54). Daniel would like to thank his family, friends and partner for their continued support. - Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniela Funicello, BFA graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, was a member of the MMC Dance Company and had the privilege of performing the works of Paul Taylor, Emery LeCrone, Aszure Barton, Alexandra Damiani, Pedro Ruiz, and Adam Baruch. In 2016, Daniela joined Elisa Monte Dance and is starting her second season as a company member. She has performed at numerous venues including the Apollo Theater, Joe’s Pub, New York City Center, Marcus Garvey Park, Baby’s Alright with singer Janelle Kroll, The National Gallery of Art in D.C., and The Red Bull Arena. Most recently Daniela premiered “Spirit Celestial” a solo choreographed by Tiffany Rea Fischer and performed as a dancer and singer in “Antigone” with the Classical Theater of Harlem.
Multitudes of gratitude to Ty and Shawn Rene for their trust and my CTH debut. Recent: Cannibal Galaxy, A Love Story (Ohio Theatre) Much Ado About Nothing (ClassicsInColor). Select Off-Broadway: The Tempest at St Anns Warehouse (dir. Phyllida LLoyd), The Misanthrope at NYTW (dir. Ivo Van Hove), Duchess of Malfi and Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull), Colorbomb! (Metropolitan P’house). Staged Readings: DOT (NYTW@Dartmouth), Ain’t No Mo’(The Public) Bring The Beat Back (HiArts) Rosa Parks (Playwrights Horizons), FORA (NYMF) TV: Cherri Red (Pilot), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Sketch) Film: Don’t Think Twice (dir. Mike Birbiglia), Hungry Ghosts (dir. Michael Imperioli)
Jeffrey Rashad is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University’s Theater Arts Dept. He is excited to be making his off-broadway debut with the Classical Theater of Harlem. Some regional credits include Daniel in Once on this Island and CC White in Dream Girls. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kahlil X. Daniel
Kahlil X. Daniel (Music Director/Xmas Future) is an actor, singer, writer, producer, and director from Teaneck, New Jersey. He holds a B.F.A. in ‘Theatre Arts – Acting’ from Howard University, and has studied at BADA in Oxford, England. Some of his credits include, “A Raisin In The Sun” (Compass Rose Theater), “Fly” (Ford’s Theatre) & “Antigone” (CTH) where Kahlil was nominated for an Audelco Award for, “Outstanding Music Direction.” He is also the Founder/Creative Director of “Instinct Entertainment” through which he released his 2nd EP “Higher,” this year, and also co-hosts a weekly podcast named, “On The Way,” (www.instinctent.com). He is honored once again to be able to write original music for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and encourages everyone to “…Lend a hand, spread a little light, give some love and make it alright,” this holiday season! #TGBTG
Kenzie Ross is a NYC based actor, writer, producer and teacher. Her upcoming web series, “The Next Right Thing” will screen in festivals this year (The Reel Sisters, NYC Web Fest). Theatre: ASHA, “Blood at the Root” (National Black Theatre/Kennedy Center Hip Hop Theatre Award), SUN, “When We Left” (The LARK, NBF), Amios’s SHOTZ!, Dirty Blondes Theatre, Fresh Fruit Festival. Director of Youth Programs at The New York Film Academy. Training: MFA, Penn State University.
Paula Galloway is ecstatic to be a part of A Christmas Carol in her CTH debut!
Ms. Galloway is a member of Harlem Repertory Theatre and has been featured in The Colored Museum, The Wizard of Oz, and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Past productions include: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, & Seussical. Thank you to my family for their love and support. Love to my biggest fans, Jason & Benjamin.
William Vann Carlton (Production Stage Manager)
New York credits include: Bright Colors and Bold Patterns Soho Playhouse, ASYLUM Circus Exposure 2017 NYU Skirball, Latin Standards UTR at The Public Theatre, The First Noel Classical Theatre Of Harlem at The Apollo, IDIOT HERE Arts Center; Lafayette French Institute Alliance Francais; End of Summer, Walk Hard, Rollo’s Wild Oat, Within the Law, A Man’s World, The Boss, Both Your Houses, and The House of Mirth Metropolitan Playhouse. Regionally: WHILE I HAVE THE FLOOR Spoleto FestivalUSA, CHICAGO Ivoryton Playhouse, CT; All the Kings Men Intiman Theatre, Seattle WA; Trying, Big River Ford’s Theatre; Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis, The Faculty Room, Kiki & Herb: The Resurrection Tour and Pardon Our Appearance, Los Big Names Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Washington, DC. William also works as a Session Manager for APAP NYC, as well as a Stage Manager for the A Broader Way Foundation. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
Reed Harris Butts
In his third year with The Ailey School’s Athletic Boys Division, Reed has also trained at Dance Theatre of Harlem. With On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program, Reed’s musical theater credits include: Hairspray, Seussical the Musical, Rent, Little Shop of Horrors as Dentist, and Shrek as Donkey. He has appeared in many advertisements, plus ensemble work on Netflix’s Seven Seconds, Amazon’s Creative Galaxy, and the film Black Nativity. Reed is grateful for all the family support!
Sai (Napat) Rodboon is originally from Bangkok, Thailand. She began her dance training at Aree School of Dance Arts and has a BA, major in Dramatic Arts from Chulalongkorn University. She recently graduated from the scholarship program at The Ailey School. Sai has performed works by Matthew Powell, Danielle Polanco, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Patrice Leroy, including Alvin Ailey’s “Memoria” with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in 2017. She recently performed with Classical Theatre of Harlem’s revival of Antigone. Sai is now a company member of Elisa Monte Dance and is starting her first year with the company.
Sarita Amani Nash
Sarita Amani Nash is thrilled to be performing with the Classical Theatre of Harlem again! Some credits include: Dreamgirls (Springer Opera House) Sister Act, Hairspray (Thingamajig Theatre), Raisin (AstoriaPAC), The First Noel (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Bright Lights, Big City (freeFall Theatre). Sarita is a New York native and holds a Theatre Arts BFA from Five Towns College. Many thanks to her loved ones for their unending support! www.saritanash.com
Steve H. Broadnax III
Directing credits include various shows and theatre’s nationally and internationally including: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Hattiloo Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre Company, Chautauqua Theatre Company, People’s Light Theatre, Apollo Theatre NYC, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Atlantic Theatre NYC, Detroit Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, The Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix, AZ, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Moore Theatre in Seattle, Market Theatre Johannesburg SA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, National Arts Festival in South Africa, and The Adelaide Arts Festival Australia.
THE HIP HOP PROJECT, an award-winning, full-length original play directed, choreographed, and conceived by Steve, has toured nationally and was showcased at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Other writings include AMERICAN TABOO, another award winning full-length play, Camouflage (Eugene O’Neil semi finalist).
As a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Steve has worked nationally and internationally Training (optional): BFA Conservatory of Fine Arts Webster University, MFA Penn State University. Steve is currently a Professor of Theatre and Professor in Charge of MFA Acting at Penn State University.
Steven Hauck has appeared on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn and Irena’s Vow. Off-Broadway: One Arm (New Group/Moisés Kaufman, director), The Screwtape Letters (Westside Theater), and Crossing Swords (Outstanding Performance Award/New York Musical Theater Festival.) Film: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” “Collateral Beauty,” ”Ocean’s Eight,” and “The Eyes.” Television: “The Get Down,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Americans,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Steve has featured roles in the Spike Lee joints “Oldboy,” “The Sweet Blood of Jesus,” and “She’s Gotta Have It.”
Formal training includes, The Ailey School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS and The School of American Ballet. Mr. Varvaro holds a BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program. Mr. Varvaro was a member of Ailey 2 from 2011-2013. Mr. Varvaro has performed with The Francesca Harper Project and Urban Ballet Theater. Mr. Varvaro joined Elisa Monte Dance in 2013, and is currently in his sixth season with the company. Performance highlights include Ailey’s “Revelations” Monte’s “Treading” and Tiffany Rea Fisher’s “Why So Curious”.
(EMD Artistic Director, CCIH Choreographer) subscribes to the servant leadership model and uses disruption through inclusion as a way to influence her company’s culture. In the spring of 2018 she was awarded a citation from the City of New York for her cultural contributions. Tiffany is also a Bessies Selection Committee member. Tiffany is in her fourteenth year with the NYC-based internationally acclaimed dance company Elisa Monte Dance (EMD) and is in her third season as Artistic Director. Tiffany joined EMD in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010. She was named Dance Magazine’s On the Rise person for their 2007 August issue based on her 2006 performance at the Joyce Theater. As a choreographer Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company most notably meeting and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. Recently Tiffany’s works have been seen on the Joyce stage as well the Apollo, Joe’s Pub, Aaron Davis Hall and New York Live Arts in New York City. Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage creating work for the film, fashion, theater, the music industry and museums. As well as being EMD’s Artistic Director Tiffany is also the Co-Founder of Inception to Exhibition and the Dance Curator for the Bryant Park Dance Summer Series. This is Tiffany’s fourth season creating with CTH and her first as their resident choreographer.
Tracy Dunbar, originally from Hazlet, NJ, is so excited to be a part of his second production with the Classical Theatre of Harlem. He graduated, magna cum laude, from Montclair State University and has since danced with Bare Dance Company, Nimbus DanceWorks, The Von Howard Project & NOW Dance Project to name a few.
Tracy is in his first season with Elisa Monte Dance Company, which he joined in the summer of 2018.
William Vann Carlton
William Vann Carlton (Production Stage Manager) – New York credits include: Bright Colors and Bold Patterns Soho Playhouse, ASYLUM Circus Exposure 2017 NYU Skirball, Latin Standards UTR at The Public Theatre, The First Noel Classical Theatre Of Harlem at The Apollo, IDIOT HERE Arts Center; Lafayette French Institute Alliance Francais; End of Summer, Walk Hard, Rollo’s Wild Oat, Within the Law, A Man’s World, The Boss, Both Your Houses, and The House of Mirth Metropolitan Playhouse. Regionally: WHILE I HAVE THE FLOOR Spoleto FestivalUSA, CHICAGO Ivoryton Playhouse, CT; All the Kings Men Intiman Theatre, Seattle WA; Trying, Big River Ford’s Theatre; Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis, The Faculty Room, Kiki & Herb: The Resurrection Tour and Pardon Our Appearance, Los Big Names Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Washington, DC. William also works as a Session Manager for APAP NYC, as well as a Stage Manager for the A Broader Way Foundation. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.