BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY
ERIC FOTRE LEACH
ARNOLD J. MUNGIOLI, CSA
Music, Books & Lyrics - Joshua Turchin is a 12 year old actor, singer, composer, musician, music director, accompanist, and dancer. Joshua plays more than 10 instruments, including piano, drums, guitar and ukulele. He was most recently seen as Flounder in Disney's The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film at The Hollywood Bowl, and at Trevor LIVE LA as Trevor from Trevor the Musical (Beverly Hilton). Other professional credits include Forbidden Broadway (Young Gerard), two Broadway National Tours of A Christmas Story the Musical (Randy and u/s Ralphie, Swing), Caroline or Change @ Tantrum Theater (Noah), The Pill @ LaMaMa (Young Philip), School of Rock (Broadway Promo Team) and recently worked on the developmental lab of a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Unmasked. He is a regular comedy personality heard throughout the US on iHeartRadio, and his voice has been heard throughout the world on various animated series and commercials including Nick Jr., and several Broadway cast recordings and developmental works, including the upcoming movie-musical, 13 Going On 30. He is the host and creator of The Early Night Show With Joshua Turchin (@theearlynightshow), founder of Broadway Kids Jam, and musical director, accompanist and host of the (YOUNG) Broadway Series at The Green Room 42, and Switched at 54 Below.
Director - Garth Kravits is a Broadway actor, director, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, composer and musician. Garth was last seen on Broadway in Gettin' the Band Back Together and the original cast of the Tony Award winning show The Drowsy Chaperone, and Off-Broadway in Smart Blonde, Old Jews Telling Jokes and The Wild Party . He has guest starred on the television shows "30 Rock" (NBC), “Divorce” (HBO), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (AmazonPrime), “Mr. Robot” (USA) and “Happy!” (SyFy). Garth has written and directed dozens of short films and his award winning film “Hide and Seek” has played in 10 festivals around the globe. Check out garthkravits.com for more information.
Choreographer - Anna Noble is a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher, certified Gyrokinesis(R) instructor and performing artist. As a choreographer in NY, her works have been presented at the Manhattan Movement Arts Center, Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Wassaic Project Summer Festival, events at Shetler Studios and Peridance, and in Alicia Key’s “1 Luv” music video.
Recently, Anna performed in the world premiere musical, The Flamingo Kid, directed by Tony-award winning Darko Tresjak and, most recently, dancing Andy Blankenbuehler’s choreography on the FX television series FOSSE/VERDON. Anna made her Broadway debut in the revival of Rodger & Hammerstein’s Carousel and performed in Warren Carlyle's Tony-award winning musical, After Midnight, as the lead principal female dancer.
Vocal Supervisor - Julia Mendelsohn is a vocal instructor, coach, pianist, musical director and arranger who lives and works in N.Y.C. Her students have starred in and created roles for numerous Broadway shows; among them: BILLY ELLIOT, MARY POPPINS, PIPPIN, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, MATILDA, SCHOOL OF ROCK, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, A CHRISTMAS STORY, WHITE CHRISTMAS, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, BONNIE AND CLYDE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE FULL MONTY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND,THE KING AND I, KINKY BOOTS, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, LES MISERABLES, Hairspray Live!, Grease Live! and more.
She has also helped steer her students to booking gigs on National Tours, on television (The Glee Project, American Idol, America's Got Talent), and in arenas and stadiums throughout the U.S. As a performer, she was the house pianist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for over twenty years and has also performed at the NYC 5th Avenue Public Library, The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Natural History, and Radio City Music Hall. She has entertained such luminaries as Bill and Hillary Clinton, performed at the U.N. for Kofi Annan, for Glenn Close, Vera Wang, Estee Lauder, and the King of Norway, among others. She was the Musical Director for the cabaret at North Shore Music Theatre and was assistant conductor/keyboardist for Shenandoah (with John Raitt). She was the MD for Surflight Summer Theatre for two seasons. She worked on and conducted a rock opera of Carmen in Taiwan with A-Mei, one of Asia's biggest stars. She has served as Musical Director and vocal coach for Biz Kidz and for the Catskill Mountain Foundation. Ms. Mendelsohn currently runs the Musical Theatre Program for Berkshire Summer Music; this is her fifth year. She also works with Broadway Star Project here in NYC and performs cabaret acts with The Funny Valentines. She is thrilled to be part of The Perfect Fit.
Music Director - Steven Cuevas is a NYC-based music director, musician, singer, and actor. Broadway: Once On This Island, Anastasia, Kinky Boots. Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers, Closer Than Ever, Trip of Love, Songs for a New World, Iron Curtain. Tours: Kinky Boots, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Spring Awakening, My Fair Lady (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore). Recordings: Once On This Island (2019 Grammy nominee, Best Musical Theater Album), How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Monstersongs. Steven’s arrangements for Broadway Barkada have been performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the White House. Steven is the Chair of Local 802 AFM’s Diversity Committee. BFA in Musical Theatre, Emerson College. @StevenMCuevas