James Campodonico

(Music & Lyrics)

James Campodonico's songs have been performed in Talent ’65 New York, Tanglewood, Goodspeed Opera House, The Triad, Roses’s Turn, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama. He has composed the following musicals: “Flowers and Trees”, developed at the O’Neill Playwrights Festival, Waterford Connecticut, toured with the O”Neill Theater Institute and later presented at Edward Albee’s Playwrights Unit and at the Whole Theater (Olympia Dukakis, Artistic Director) in Montclair, NJ

Matthew Gurren

(Book, Music & Lyrics)

Matthew Gurren is a writer, performer and videographer. Past written and performed shows include Mrs., Widow, The Appraiser’s Desk, The Elders and two one-act musicals, No Lover’s Fool and Last Dance. He currently works at The York Theatre Company where he recently had a staged reading of What Do Critics Know? He is a graduate of Tufts University and a member of the Dramatist Guild.

Michael Bello


Directing: Rebekah Allen’s We Are The Tigers, Tyler Milliron’s Tell Tale, Hello Again (IRNE noms: Best Musical & Best Director) Spears: The Gospel According to Britney, Darling, Next to Normal, Pipe Dream (Berkshire Theater Group), etc. Assisting: Doctor Zhivago (Broadway Theater, dir. Des McAnuff), Fly By Night (Dallas Theater Center, dir. Bill Fennelly), A Little More Alive (Kansas City Rep, dir. Sheryl Kaller), Candide (Huntington, dir. Mary Zimmerman), etc. LCT Directors Lab. Emerson College. www.MichaelBello.com

Justin BocciTto


Credits include: Dance/Speak: The Life of Agnes De Mille (National Tour), MTV’s MADE, One Night With Fanny Brice (Off-Broadway), The Seven Little Foys (Fringe), The Wild Party, Cabaret, Urinetown (Circle in the Square Theatre School). Regional: Side Show (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Singin' in the Rain (MacHaydn Theatre), Sweeney Todd (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Orpheus in the Underworld (Virginia Opera). Justin is on the tap and theatre faculty at Broadway Dance Center. www.justinboccitto.com.

Doug Oberhamer

(Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator)

Credits range from Broadway and Off Broadway to National/International Tours. He also works as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, music producer, and vocal coach in New York and abroad. Music Directing Credits include: Swing!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Reel to Real, The Man of La Mancha, My Vaudeville Man, Wanda's World, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, I Got Fired, Crazy for You, Women on the Verge, Frankenstein, Nunsense, Seeing Stars, Rings, Saturday Night Fever and Gemini.

Tony Deaugustine


Tony DeAugustine has performed with numerous artists, legendary jazz groups, concert symphonies, on albums, in Broadway shows, television shows, and for commercial jingles. Some notable performances include the Les Paul Trio (The Iridium, The Cutting Room, NYC), Glenn Williams (Philadelphia Jazz Festival), Grammy Award winner Dennis De Young (of Styx), Sebastian Bach (of Skid Row), Carl Anderson (of Weather Report), Ben Vereen (Tony Award Winner), Kevin Spacey (Academy Award Winner), Jack Black (of School of Rock), and prerecords for The American Music Awards and The Academy Awards. Additionally, Tony performs and tours with the highly successful pop group Expose` . His many Broadway shows include The Lion King, Swing, Follies, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, Spamalot, Dream Girls, and the recent Dallas Theater workshop of FLY. Tony presently writes, records, and performs with his group, The Tony DeAugustine Quartet.

Alan Stevens Hewitt


Broadway: Finding Neverland, The Last Ship, ROCKY, Jekyll & Hyde, Lysistrata Jones, American Idiot, Spring Awakening (also 1st Natl. Tour). Off-B'Way: Brooklynite, Closer Than Ever, RENT, Lysistrata Jones, Tomorrow Morning, Lizzie Borden (2009), Everyday Rapture. Regional (Cape Playhouse): No Way to Treat a Lady, Plaid Tidings. 2014 recipient of three PAMTA awards: Outstanding Orchestrations, Outstanding Score and Outstanding Song: "House of Borden" for his work on the rock opera LIZZIE. 


Brandon Oberhamer


Brandon has performed around the world as a saxophonist, clarinetist, and flute player while travelling with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. With a degree in Music education, Brandon is a strong advocate for music programs in schools and currently works as a freelance music specialist, private music teacher, and performer.

Michael Barbour

(Stage Manager)

Michael Barbour is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theater Design and Production, class of 2013. Credits include: Off-Broadway: Grand Concourse, Fly By Night, Stage Kiss, The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters (Playwrights Horizons); A Class Act (workshop, Robert Moss Theater), Regional: Spamalot, Les Misérables, The King and I, Betty Blue Eyes, Mary Poppins (Music Theatre of Wichita), A Class Act, Sylvia (Berkshire Theatre Group), Other: EX (Soho Theatre, London). Go Blue!

Zulivet Díaz

(Assistant Stage Manager)

Zulivet Díaz has worked as a stage manager for various theatre companies in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and NYC. After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico with a BA in Theatre she moved to Los Angeles to study at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre. She relocated to NYC in 2015. Recent stage managing credits include WOMEN with Beth Dies Inc. & Combined Artform at the Theatre Asylum and JUDGMENT ON A GRAY BEACH at La MaMa.


(Lighting Designer)

Duane would like to thank all involved for the opportunity to be a part of this production. He has designed the lighting and/or scenery for any number of productions throughout NYC, including The Navigator at the WorkShop Theater Co. for which he received the NYIT award for his Lighting Design as well as a Scenic Design nomination. Off-Broadway credits include the set and lighting designs for Alternative Theaters The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever at The Players Theatre, Olympics Uber Alles at St. Lukes Theater and Romeo and Juliet for Theater Rats. Other highlights include Godspell for the Circuit Playhouse in Memphis, Tn, which garnered him the Best Lighting Design Award for Memphis theater and graduating from the University of Miami. As always, he dedicates his work to his biggest fan.

Brett Rothstein

(Sound Designer)

A and L Sound Partners, lead by Senior Sound Designer Brett Rothstein, is an international award winning sound design firm based in NYC. Select credits: (NYC) Disaster!, Bend in the Road, Xandau (Tour) Titanic, Damn Yankees, Camelot, The 39 Steps, Nunsense, Porgy & Bess (international) Rent {Greece}, Ghost {Philippians} (Regional) Merry–Go–Round Theatre, Surflight, The Palace Theatre, Phoenix Little Theatre and the Des Moines Playhouse. Broadway World NJ: Best Sound Design – Les Miserables, AriZoni Award: Best Sound Design – The Who’s Tommy www.alsoundpartners.com

Anne Sherer

(Scenic & Prop Designer)

Anne Sherer is a scenic designer based in Brooklyn NY. Design credits include, Next to Normal (Gallery Players),  Hello Again (Bridge Rep), We Were Wild Once, Red Wednesday (Built for Collapse), Working, Intimate Apparel (Lyric Stage), Radium Girls (Suffolk University), Firebird (Decadance), Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, School House Rock (Boston Children's Theater), and Be a Good Little Widow (Aim Stage). She has a BFA in Design/Tech Theater from Emerson College.

Anthony BRUNO

(Assistant Director)

Anthony is a New York-based actor, director, and musician. He is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut with "WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW?"! Favorite projects include INTO THE WOODS (Director/Scenic Design), LITTLE SHOP... (Music Director), HAIR (AMD), and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (AMD). Performance credits include RENT (Angel), ...SPELLING BEE (Chip Tolentino), and THE WILD PARTY (Oscar D'Armano). He can currently be seen performing in LEGALLY BLONDE at STONC. For more info, visit www.anthonymariobruno.com.

Ryder Chasin

(Assistant to Producer)

Ryder is a rising sophomore journalism major at Northwestern University. There, he participates in the children's repertory theater company Griffin's Tale, the long form improv troupe The Titanic Players and the a cappella group THUNK, as well as some marketing projects. Ryder was in NYMF as an actor in 2008 when he played Justin in "Chocolate Soup." He was also in the movie "Definitely, Maybe." 


Samantha Gibney

(Assistant to GM)

Samanatha Gibney is a junior Communications Major at Villanova University! She is extremely grateful to Evan and the entire WDCK team for this opportunity. Break a leg everyone! Go Cats! 

Juliana Pedroso

(Director of Development)

Juliana Pedroso (Director of Development) is a Brazilian actress, producer and recently graduated as a designer. Her past works in NYC include Sleep No More, Prototype Festival and HB Studios. In Brazil, she worked as a Producer and Director of Development at the Theater Net Rio. Produced, Created and co-directed the original children's musical "Once Upon a Time." As a designer, her TV credits include "Araguaia" and the musical production of "The Lion King." 

Evan Bernardin

(General Manager)

Evan Bernardin (General Manager) Upcoming: Nancy & Tonya: The Rock Opera (NYMF), We Are The Tigers, The Dodgers Recent: The Bad Years, The Navigator, and My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life. Evan has worked with The Workshop Theatre Company, The Broadway Youth Ensemble, Born for Broadway. His collaborative projects include performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Harvard Club, Georgetown's Gaston Hall, The Culture Project, The Ohio Theatre, and The MET. www.evanbernardinproductions.com

Kimothy Cruse

(Line Producer)

Kimothy Cruse (Line Producer) began his theater career as a professional actor at the age of nine and has gone on to work as a stage manager, director, writer and producer on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in film and television. 

Broadway: The Little Foxes with Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton and All Over Town 

Off-Broadway: FAR OUT...the musical, Yank!, Two by Two with Jason Alexander and Tovah Feldshuh 

Regional: On A Clear Day... with Robert Goulet, Pal Joey with Dizie Carter and Elaine Stritch and Colette Letters with Leslie Caron.