CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
is honored to join this cast after playing Addy in the show's workshop productions. New York credits include Sherry in 1001 Nights (Atlantic Theater Company, NYT Critic's Pick), Helen in The Tiny Mustache (Symphony Space), and Mary/Mistress Openwork in The Roaring Girl (Studio Theatre at Theatre Row). Regional credits include Squish/Dance Captain in Chicago (BWW Award for Best Ensemble), Helen in The Human Comedy(Calderwood Pavilion), and Wendla in the New England premiere of Spring Awakening (Derryfield Repertory Theatre). Caitlin is a proud Boston University COM graduate with a concentration in deaf studies. Love to family, friends, and Michael. Endless gratitude to Nava and Bonnie for bringing her on this beautiful journey! @caitdono caitlin-donohue.com
is currently a junior at Marymount Manhattan College. Past credits includeCharlie and Algernon at the York Theatre and What I Want You To Know at the Faison Firehouse. Thanks to Nava & Bonnie for this soaring opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad, & Nana.
is thrilled to be joining this incredible show! Favorite credits include: Shrek (Peach State Summer Theatre), Schoolhouse Rock: LIVE! (North Shore Music Theatre), Carrie: The Musical (Speakeasy Stage Company). So many thanks to Tom and the cast for being so welcoming and friendly to this new kid. www.amandaklopez.com @amandaklopez
Most recently, he portrayed Andy Warhol #1 in A Debate with 3 Andy Warhols at Ars Nova's Ant Fest. Other NYC credits include "Jack" in Love That Dog (New York City Children's Theater, OBA Nomination), “Blue” in Bobby Lopez's 1001 Nights (Atlantic Theater Company, OBA Nomination), Adam Rapp’s Wolf In The River (The Flea), Fuerza Bruta (The Daryl Roth Theatre), and Urinetown (The John Cullum Theatre). Derek graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English. Twitter/Instagram: @christress.
is thrilled to continue her journey working on Addy & Uno with this amazing cast and creative team! Vanessa has had the pleasure of working with several NYC companies including: The Atlantic Theater Company, SoHo Rep, EST, The Bushwick Starr, the PIT and with Superhero Clubhouse at the New Victory Theater. vanessapfelix.com
NYC: Liz Swados' Nightclub Cantata (York Theatre), What I Want You To Know(directed by Tony winner George Faison), Anything Goes (Village Light Opera), Two Star Motel (The Dare Tactic). Composer. Original songs featured on the upcoming webseries "Theatrical". Marymount Manhattan College. IG: @noahpyzik noahpyzik.com
is excited to make his Off-Broadway debut in this wonderful and very lovable show after recently appearing in the downtown production! Regional: Billy Elliot (Company Theatre), Freckleface Strawberry (Riverside Theatre Works), Spelling Bee (Priscilla Beach Theatre), All Shook Up (Interlakes Theatre). Proud native of Boston and current resident of Brooklyn. Much love to his friends and family for all their support as well as to Bonnie, Nava, and Donna for creating this important piece of theatre. Extra love to Liam, who is changing lives with the Peace Corps in South Africa. @bryangeorgerowell
is thrilled to join this production of Addy & Uno! Previous credits: Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Olive in Spelling Bee, Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q. Education: BFA MT Penn State. Love and thanks to the cast, crew, parents, Crew '15, and Ashlynn. www.kateryan.net
Stephen is excited to make his Theatre Row debut and to join the cast in such an important show like Addy and Uno! NY credits: Tug Boat in “The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge The Musical” (premiere cast), Pancho in “Even If It Gets Us Nowhere” (original production), Jack in “Into The Woods”. Regional credits: Henrik in “A Little Night Music”, Rooster in “Annie”, Frederic in “Pirates of Penzance”. Many thanks to Tom, Michael and Krystal and my amazing family and friends for all the love and support. stephenvelasquez.com | @stephenvelasquez
Dr. Nava R. Silton (concept and book)
Nava, a Developmental Psychologist, received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2002 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2009. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, Sesame Street Workshop, Mediakidz and has consulted for Netflix and The Autism Seaver Center. She appears regularly on Fox 5 News as a Psychological Correspondent, as well as Good Day New York and NBC. Nava is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Marymount Manhattan College. She has written over three dozen peer-reviewed articles and is editing her fifth book. Her first two books relate to innovative technologies for individuals with disabilities. Silton is most excited about her children's Realabilities Educational Comic Book Series and now her Addy & Uno musical. Nava’s Educational Comic Book Series and musical have been supported by generous grants from the Greenwich Autism Alliance, the Delta Gamma Foundation, The Rose M. Badgeley Charitable Grant Fund, The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and Marymount Manhattan College. Realabilities and Addy & Uno intends to fill a significant void in children's media and literature so that individuals with disabilities can see themselves represented positively on-screen, and typical children and adults can become increasingly knowledgeable, sensitive and interested in their peers with disabilities. Silton's work focuses on disability awareness via programming and on promoting kindness and a stop-bullying platform in the schools.
BONNIE GLEICHER (music and lyrics)
Bonnie is a singer and songwriter who has performed on Broadway (Jane Eyre), toured the country (Broadway tour of Annie) and originated roles on cast recordings (Young Jane in Jane Eyre and the Oomiak in King Island Christmas). She majored in journalism at the UW-Madison and studied songwriting at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and featured on Fox 5 News. Bonnie is proud to write the first family musical about disability, which has been produced at Marymount Manhattan College and the ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival. In addition to Addy & Uno, she's writing an original family musical Little Things (concept, music, lyrics), that's been produced by New York Theatre Barn and NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program. Selena Gomez and Victoria's Secret models danced to a song she co-wrote and sang, as it was the theme song for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2015's backstage footage.
DONNA DRAKE (director)
original production of A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in the Willows, 5678-Dance, It’s so nice to be Civilized and the original production of The 1940s Radio Hour. She directed 4 Broadway Concerts of Nothing Like A Dame for BC/EFA. She is co-writer and director for the acclaimed singing string quartet, Well-Strung. Having debuted at London’s West End, Leicester Square, NYC and currently on National Tour. Awards: an Emmy nomination, 4 Drama Desk Nominations, A Mac Award Nomination, A Theatre World Award and an Off Broadway Alliance Nomination. She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards, 2009 and The AFI 2011 honoring Morgan Freeman and starring Betty White. She directed a new children’s show; John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean.-- Off Broadway, National & International tours. TV credits: Julie’s Greenroom, starring Julie Andrews (choreo.), Monica’s Mixing Bowl, The New Fangled Variety Show, Disney’s Johnny & the Sprites, AFI Awards 09,11, ABC TV’s Dear Alex & Annie, One life to live and The Edge of Night contract roles). Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz, starring Mickey Rooney & Eartha Kitt; Romance In The Dark, starring Jennifer Holliday; Nothing Like A Dame, BC/EFA 2004-06, All the world is a Stage at Carnegie Hall. A Chorus Line national tour, AIDA, Cats Chicago, Hairspray, Rent, Tommy, Damn Yankees, NEWSicle, Annie, Love Always, Patsy Cline, Smokey Joes Café, Sweet Charity, Honk!, Lucky Guy,, Beauty & the Beast, Anything Goes and Chess. National tour & documentary film for Varla Jean Merman, BOOBS! The musical, Christmas with the Crawfords, Andrew Sisters Stagedoor Canteen, Snail Road, Across the Pond, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, The Buddy Holly Story, The Medium, and John Tartaglia at 54 Below, NYC. She is currently working on a new musical called FIFTH REPUBLIC. This musical was premiered at the 2011 NYMF Festival in New York City and is being developed for Broadway, as well as a new re-imagined production of Godspell which premiered at Arkansas Rep. 2017. It is a complete circus production of this well known musical. Miss Drake is currently teaching Acting at PACE UNIVERSITY, New York City. DonnaDrakedirector.com
CHRISTINE RILEY (music director)
Christine is a Music Director, Vocal Coach and Arranger in NYC. National Tour and NYC Credits include: My Vaudeville Man (The York Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (National tour), A Moment in Time, a new musical with Stewart F. Lane, Errol and Fidel (NYMF 2017), Addy and Uno (14th Street Theatre), Gemini the Musical (The Acorn), The Quiet Clock (Stage 72), Seesaw (The Connelly Theatre), Count to Ten (Theatre at St. Clements), Flight of the Lawnchair Man (37 Arts), and Mud Donahue and Son (45th Street Theatre). Christine was the MD for Shout! The Mod Musical, Edges, Sweet Charity, Rags, Triumph of Love, Wonderland, Realabilities and The Boys From Syracuse at Marymount Manhattan College as well as for many regional and university theatre productions including: Romance, Romance (The Glove Theatre), Frankenstein (Casino Rama), Nunsense (Fallsview Casino), Cats; Miss Saigon, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Honk!, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music, South Pacific (all for the Prather Entertainment Group), The Who’s Tommy, The Full Monty, The Pajama Game, Urinetown, The Musical, Cabaret, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Cocoanuts, A Chorus Line, Once Upon a Mattress, and A New Brain. Christine also arranged and conducted a new musical, Caterina’s Son, in Florence, Italy. Christine is currently on the faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and is a Music Director for Camp Broadway. Ms. Riley received her BM from Ithaca College and an MM from Arizona State University. Proud mom to Scarlett and Natalie.
KRYSTAL ROCCARO (company manager)
Krystal Roccaro has been company managing and stage managing NEWSical, Naked Boys Singing, and The Marvelous Wonderettes for almost 5 years and counting! She received her BFA in performance from Hofstra University and graduated from the International School of Commedia Dell'Arte and Comic Acting in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Many thanks to Tom and Michael for always including her in amazing projects. And a special thank you to Kevin, Fran and her family and friends for their constant love and support.
ANASTASIA SOMOZA (consulting producer)
Anastasia Somoza, known to her friends as Tas, began her advocacy work in 1993, when, at the age of 9, she had the opportunity to ask President Bill Clinton to help mainstream her twin sister Alba into the New York City public school system. Anastasia is now leading the inclusion revolution as a human rights defender, speaker, and consultant. On the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she gave a moving speech about her relationship with Hillary Clinton and Americans with disabilities. Following her appearance at the DNC, Anastasia traveled the country as a surrogate speaker for the Hillary for America campaign. As a passionate advocate for women’s rights, she is also heavily involved with the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women. She recorded an interview for Lena Dunham's Women of the Hour podcast, and spoke at Laugh Your Pantsuit Off, a comedy fundraiser, hosted by Ana Gasteyer and Amy Poehler. Anastasia’s international advocacy has brought her to China, where she works to eliminate the abandonment of babies and children with disabilities. The goal of this work is to open a Parent Education and Resource Center that teaches parents in China about children with disabilities and how to care for, nurture, and love them. In March of 2017, she began working with the Center for American Progress to raise awareness about what is at stake for Americans with disabilities in the Trump era, with a focus on healthcare, Medicaid, and poverty alleviation.
TOM D'ANGORA (producer)
Tom D’Angora is a multi award winning Producer/Director who currently produces two of the longest running musicals in New York Theater history - NEWSical The Musical and Naked Boys Singing. Tom has been nominated for three Drama Desk Awards and is the winner of The Off -Broadway Alliance Award amongst others. Tom first made waves in NYC as a singer and comedian, winning the Backstage Bistro Award for Best Musical Comedy for his one man extravaganza, Divas I've Done. The show played for 3 years with sold out runs at Upstairs at Studio 54, in LA, Boston, and Provincetown. He was honored as one of Playbill.com's "Vocal Heros of 2003" and performed at Joe's Pub in their "Leading Men" concert along side Broadway's biggest leading men at the time! In 2005 D’Angora was the youngest lead producer in NY to be at the helm of a major commercial production, A BROADWAY DIVA CHRISTMAS. It was a star studded holiday concert featuring some of Broadway’s biggest leading ladies at the time. Tom has served as producer/director to countless plays, films, albums, concerts, special events, and television shows. Tom gained notoriety for his innovative use of celebrities in his productions and over the years has been blessed to work with some of the most notable names in show business. Tom D’Angora currently serves as lead producer and show runner for the mega hit NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL which has played over 2,500 performances at Theatre Row. Most recently Tom produced the Off-Broadway revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes. Tom worked for a year at Hillary for President in 2008 and traveled to 7 states (all of which HRC won) with that historic campaign. For the 2016 campaign Tom traveled across the country working in both grassroots and LGBT outreach.