Winner 2017 Tru Voices Musical Series
Stage Manager Hannah M’Lynn is a student of theater at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts in Theater. Select credits include: Production Assistant--Repairing a Nation, Autumn (Crossroads Theater Company). Assistant Stage Manager—Behind the Moon Beyond the Rain, A Watershed Moment (coLAB Arts), Children of Eden (Bergen Pac). Hannah has also served as assistant director under Marshall Jones at the Crossroads’ Genesis Festival. She currently directs the spring musicals at New Milford High School in New Milford, NJ.
Producer Sam Evan Strum is a producer, theater industry assistant and a devotee of a cappella. With the support of Artistic Director Joe Barros, Sam is line producer for NYTB’s New Works Series of original musicals. He is following his dream of becoming an international theatrical producer as an Assistant to Marc Routh, president of Broadway Asia. In January, he is producing Broadway Goes A Cappella at Feinstein’s 54 Below, Broadway performers singing Broadway standards a cappella. Sam is a a TEDxBroadway Young Professional and hails from Houston, TX.
Associate Producer Dan Irwin has worked across New York as a producer, general manager and box office treasurer. A graduate of Rutgers, The Commercial Theatre Institute's 14-Week Program, and currently a part of TRU's PDMP Master Class. Favorite past shows include POTTED POTTER, SISTAS, WHY YOU BEASTING?, and FUERZA BRUTA. In addition to DUMB LUCK, current projects include THE NOSE (Master Theater, Feb 2017) and Bandstand (Broadway, Mar 2017).
Bethany Xan Jeffrey (LuluMae) holds a Master’s Degree with Merit in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and before that she graduated with Honors/Magna Cum Laude while receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BFA in Acting from Pace University in 2013. As an actor, Bethany won the award for Best Performance in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Beineke in The Addams Family at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Some of her favorite performance credits include Company (Jenny cover) at Lincoln Center under Lonny Price, Paul Gemignani, and The New York Philharmonic, The Little Mermaid (Ursula) at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Chautauqua! at The Public Theater, NYC Concert appearances at Carnegie Hall and Sweet Caroline’s. Most recently as an actor, Bethany shot an episode of What Would You Do? on ABC.
Michael Romeo Ruocco (Elmer) is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway. Credits: Broadway: Bombshell (in Concert). Off-Broadway: The Underclassman. Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), Late Night Cabaret (hosted by Lewis Black). NYMF: Pandora's Box (starring Kerry Butler). 54 Below: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Big River. Town Hall: 2014 Broadway Rising Stars. Film: “Run All Night” (starring Liam Neeson), "Delenda," 'Misrepresentation." Visit about.me/michaelruocco to find out more.
Brian O'Neill (Bureaucrat, MacArthur, Various) has a varied theatrical acting career that include stints at Yale Rep, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, North Carolina Shakespeare, The Flea Theater, The Kitchen, Premier Stages, and many others. He has appeared in guest and co-starring star roles in television shows such as Blue Bloods, Gotham, Blindspot, The Following, Law and Order, The Sopranos, The Corner (Emmy Award Best Mini – Series) Law and Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Jury, Damages, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, Elementary, 666 Park Avenue, Believe, American Odyssey, and in several feature films including The Lost Words, Laws Of Attraction, Brooklyn Rules, Chapter 27 , The Bourne Legacy, The Renovation (which he wrote and directed), Frank The Bastard and The Coen Brothers Burn After Reading. With his long-time collaborator Skipp Sudduth, he recorded two albums of original folk-rock music for their acoustic ensemble MINUS TED. These recordings, along with his solo CD FREE WORLD, are available for download at iTunes, CD Baby and EMusic. He currently serves on the faculty of the New York Film Academy as an acting instructor.
David Seamon (Barker, Amos, Billy) is an actor, composer, playwright, and teaching artist. Previous stage credits include Leo Frank in Parade, The Balladeer/Lee Harvey in Assassins, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Yitzak Goldberg in Benches. Short film credits include Melody, Five to Places, and Delirium. Teaching Artist at George Street Playhouse and McCarter Theatre. Director of Company Instrumental Ensemble at the Wharton Institute of Performing Arts. Wrote, composed, and is currently workshopping The Eleventh Hour, a new musical commissioned by CoLab Arts. Received BA in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University in 2011.