The Visiting Guest Artist of Musical Theater
Star of acclaimed Broadway productions A Chorus Line, Chicago, and Sweet Charity, two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise is a dancer, singer, and actor of prodigious gifts. Praised by New York Times critic Ben Brantley for her “fluid grace as a dancer…and… sheer lusciousness of presence,” Ms. d'Amboise’s extraordinary range as a performer make her the quintessential Broadway “triple threat.”
Voice therapist and teacher Joan Lader has been one of the most sought-after voice professionals in New York City for nearly thirty years. Her extensive practice includes the world’s leading performers from Broadway, opera, and film. In addition, she is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and for professional organizations around the world. Her teaching and therapy draw from many disciplines to individually address the specific needs of her extraordinarily varied clientele.
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for her stunning performance in Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, Victoria Clark is a singing actress of whom the New York Times wrote “a star… with the quiet confidence of an actress who knows every bumpy inch of her conflicted character.” Ms. Clark’s debut album, Fifteen Seconds of Grace, was released in 2007. Other recordings include Titanic, A Grand Night for Singing, Guys and Dolls, and the soundtracks for Cradle Will Rock and Anastasia. In addition to her gifts as an actress, Ms. Clark is a noted stage director and voice teacher.
Founder and owner of Dave Clemmons Casting, Mr. Clemmons has cast Broadway productions including In My Life, The Boy From Oz, Dracula, The Civil War, Brooklyn; Off-Broadway productions including Bare, Bat Boy, Altar Boyz, The Ark, Bingo, Cpt. Louie, Godspell; and national tours such as Cinderella, Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cats, Fosse, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Saturday Night Fever, and Moving Out. Each year, he lectures and teaches at music theatre training programs across the country, including the acclaimed Broadway Theatre Project.
Nominated for a Tony Award for his stunning work in the musical Song and Dance, dancer and choreographer Christopher d’Amboise has created more than fifty ballets for companies around the world. A student of such legends as George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, Mr. d’Amboise is a dedicated teacher who has an extraordinary gift for sharing his deep love of dance with his students.
Jason Robert Brown
Hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim" (Philadelphia Inquirer), and his "extraordinary, jubilant theater music" (Chicago Tribune) has been heard all over the world, whether in one of the hundreds of productions of his musicals every year or in his own incredible live performances. The New York Times refers to Jason as a "leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American Musical." He is the composer and lyricist of The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World and more recently 13.