SAS 2023 Broadway Festival Cast
Tyler Ayala-VanTassel (Soprano)
Tyler has been an SAS Family member since 2020 with performances in our virtual productions of A Christmas Carol, The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), and our concerts In Remembrance and SAS Christmas Party. We are thrilled she is back performing with us for this Sondheim Revue.
Paul Fraccalvieri (Baritone)
Paul has appeared with SAS Performing Arts Company in their virtual performances of Dracula (Van Helsing), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Alice in Wonderland (The Caterpillar, The Red King, The White Knight), A MIdsummer Night's Dream (Egeus/Quince/Peaseblossom/Prologue), and Rossini Cinderella (Storyteller). Paul has also graced SAS with his beautiful singing in our Christmas Gala, and In Remembrance for the victims of COVID-19.
Daryl Glenn (Baritone)
SAS is pleased to welcome Daryl to the SAS Family. Daryl Glenn is a multi-award winning cabaret artist and actor. He is best known (with co-star Jo Lynn Burks) for his loving tribute to the Robert Altman film Nashville (2009 Mac, Bistro and NiteLife Awards) which has played such esteemed venues as 54 Below and Feinstein's at The Regency Hotel. He has toured internationally in musicals such as Annie and Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera. Other credits include Daryl Sings Steve: Songs by Sondheim (Mac Award nominee 2019) and Daryl Glenn & Nellie McKay sing Robert Altman’s Popeye. Daryl hails from Lexington, Ky.
Jared Goodwin (Tenor)
Jared is thrilled to be joining SAS Performing Arts in celebrating the works of Stephen Sondheim! A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Jared’s talent was first recognized at the Colorado Thespian Convention, where he starred as a Critic's Choice Mainstage Soloist, going on to receive Certified Superior Awards at the International Thespian Convention as well. Following his graduation from AMDA, Jared was selected to be one of 22 performers representing the top performing arts schools of the east coast in Broadway Rising Stars at The Town Hall in New York City, produced and directed by Scott Siegel. Shortly thereafter, he made his 54 Below debut in 54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits!, and was welcomed back again in 54 Salutes Frank Sinatra! and The Songs of Rankin/Bass!
Janice Hall (Soprano)
SAS is pleased to welcome Janice Hall to the SAS family. Janice is equally at home in the worlds of opera, cabaret, and theater, and has been called “a great character actress” by the LA Times (Angels in America). Internationally, Janice has performed major roles at the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Salzburg Festival, and the Komische Oper Berlin, among others. In the U.S., she has appeared with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera. She starred as Violetta in the New York City Opera’s Emmy- winning telecast of La Traviata, directed by Renata Scotto, in the "Live from Lincoln Center" series on PBS. Her operatic repertoire has included roles as diverse as Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, and Richard Strauss's Salome, and also twentieth-and twenty-first-century works such as Heggie’s Three Decembers, and Angels in America by Peter Eötvös. Her most recent NYC opera appearance was in LOTNY’s production of Britten’s Owen Wingrave in 2019. In non-singing roles, she has appeared off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theater, and at the NY International Fringe Festival. Her first solo cabaret show, Grand Illusions: The Music of Marlene Dietrich, won her a Bistro Award for Best Tribute Show and a MAC Award for Female Vocalist.
Elisabeth Ritscher (Mezzo Soprano)
Elizabeth is a long time family member of SAS Performing Arts. She has performed in many of our virtual productions including Dracula(Birdie), A Christmas Carol (The Ghost of Christmas Past), The Importance of Being Earnest (Miss Prism), Alice in Wonderland (The Duchess and Red Queen). Her vocal artistry has been seen in our In Remembrance concert and our Christmas Concert. Welcome Home.!
Emily Samuelson (Soprano)
Emily is a longtime family member of SAS Performing Arts Company. She has appeared in almost all of our virtual productions including Dracula (Lucy Westerna), A Christmas Carol (Belle), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen Fairfax), Alice in Wonderland (The White Queen), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia). Emily is also an accomplished vocalist with performances in our In Remembrance Concert and Christmas Party. She is currently staring in the off Broadway production of Friends: The Musical Parody. We are thrilled she is joining us for this event.
Emily Solo (Soprano)
Emily is another family member of SAS Performing Arts. She has performed in A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim), Alice in Wonderland (Alice), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck). Emily has also performed Diana (Lend me a Tenor), Mary (Sunset Boulevard), and Liesl (The Sound of Music). Emily is also a gifted opera singer. She has performed Musetta (la Boheme), Lolo (The Merry Widow), and will appear in the world premiere of The Artwork of the Future as Najeen Teflo.
Nathaniel Sullivan (Baritone)
SAS welcomes Nathaniel to the family. Nathaniel Sullivan is a musician, theatre artist, and writer devoted to holding space for reflection, understanding, and creative projects that champion change. An "alert and highly musical baritone" (Opera News), Sullivan infuses his work with "impressive strength and precision" (Schmopera), as well as “great eloquence” (ConcertoNet) and "allegiance to both music and words" (ConcertoNet). Nathaniel will be appearing with SAS Performing Arts as SAM in our upcoming performance of Trouble in Tahiti in July. Upcoming season highlights: bass soloist in the St. Matthew Passion with the Blanche Moyse Chorale (October 2023); chorister with Apollo's Fire in Handel's Israel in Egypt with the NY Philharmonic (October 2023); bass soloist in Fauré's Requiem with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (March 2024). Recent highlights: the role of The King in the North American premiere of George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence at Tanglewood; premiering two works for baritone and chamber ensemble with Contemporaneous at Carnegie Hall; the role of Manfred in Jake Heggie's Two Remain (Out of Darkness) with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; covering the role of Harvey Milk in the world premiere of Stewart Wallace's Harvey Milk Reimagined at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.Photo: Daniel Welch