THE JOURNEY TO BROADWAY ALL-STAR TEAM INCLUDES:
(Music Director/Conductor) is a professional pianist, music director, conductor, and arranger. He has worked for various productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse, as well as at various regional productions. Currently, Santoro is working on the premiere of Clueless the Musical as the Associate Music Director. Including Broadway’s School of Rock, he also played rehearsals for Broadway’s Matilda, Matilda: Acrobat National Tour and BCEFA 25th-28th Gyspy Awards. He was on stage at the Minskoff for BCEFA 31st Easter Bonnet Awards with Kinky Boots. Off-Broadway credits include Disenchanted! The Musical (Associate Piano Conductor), Silence! The Musical (Key 2 Sub), Urinetown (Music Director/Piano Conductor) and Zapata! The Musical (Assistant MD/Copyist). Other NY Music Direction credits: The Pierre Hotel and Broadway Sings For Pride Annual Concert. Paper Mill Playhouse: New Voices, Show Choir (Associate Music Director) and Theatre on Tour (Music Director). MPAC: Shrek (MD/Conductor), West Side Story (MD/Conductor), Mary Poppins (Key 1) and Les Misérables (Key 2). Other Music Director credits include: Once, Chaplin, Big Fish, American Idiot, Cabaret, A Christmas Story, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line and Next to Normal - just to name a few. He is a graduate of William Paterson University where he studied music education with a concentration in classical piano and voice. Charles has arranged and accompanied artists such as Kerry Butler, Christine Pedi, Kimberley Locke, Constantine Maroulis, Donna Vivino, Telly Leung, Rob McClure, Will Roland, Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Laura Osnes - among many others. He is the recipient of a few awards, including Best Orchestra and just took home the 2018 Paper Mill Playhouse’s Rising Star award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction. Keep up with Charles online @charlessantoro.
Donna Vivino is an American actress and singer most recently nominated for a 2018 Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Mary Flynn in "Merrily We Roll Along" Directed by Michael Arden. She performed as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, previously seen starring in the role on the 1st National Tour. Donna has been on a Broadway stage since the age of 8; she was the original Young Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway and on the cast recording. She starred on Broadway in "Fame Becomes Me" with Martin Short and was also on Broadway in "Hairspray" and "Saturday Night Fever". She plays Serena Maxwell in the BroadwayWorld webseries "Submissions Only".
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