The New Faces of 2017 Starduster Showcase
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Iridium, New York, NY
ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER, in the heart of the Theatre District in Times Square in New York City, is home to the world famous singing waiters, the Stardusters. The NEW FACES of 2017 STARDUSTER SHOWCASE ~ Broadway Night will feature five Stardusters celebrating the music of the Great White Way. At the piano will be Musical Director Barry Levitt with hosting duties shared by Lisa Asher & Scott Barbarino, Artistic Director of ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER. Emcee Lisa Asher also dons her director’s hat for this special night. NEW FACES of 2017, presented by ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER, is a collaborative effort to give Stardusters the opportunity to showcase their individual talents, in an effort to get these crazy talented individuals work in theatre & live entertainment. NEW FACES of 2017 is curated by ScoBar Entertainment.
Led by multi-Award-winning Musical Director & Arranger, Barry Levitt on piano, the Stardusters featured for this showcase are Rachel Balko, Nicole Calkins, Jimmy Larkin, James Oliver & Morgan Billings Smith.
Rachel Balko is grateful to be a Starduster & part of this showcase. An Ohio native, she attended Kent State University & graduated with a Masters of Music in Voice Performance in 2016. Favorite past roles include Blanche Barrow (Bonnie & Clyde), Kira (Xanadu) & Phyllis (Iolanthe). Nicole Calkins is originally from Rhode Island & has called New York home for almost two years. She holds a degree in musical theatre from Rhode Island College & has performed at various theatres throughout New England. She is continuing her training in the Meisner Technique at the Matthew Corozine Studio. Jimmy Larkin’s credits include Lefou (National Tour of Disney's Beauty & the Beast BroadwayWorld Award), Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, Florida Studio Theatre, Harbor Lights Theatre Co & Turtle Lane Playhouse (IRNE Award). James Oliver is thrilled to be a Starduster & part of this showcase. An Ohio native, he attended Kent State University & graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre in 2016. Favorite past roles include Marius (Les Misérables), Link (Hairspray) & Anthony (Sweeney Todd). Morgan Billings Smith loves her job at Ellen's & the family she's created there. Recently seen in the National Touring Production of Elf (Deb), her regional credits include Little Women (Amy), The Cherry Orchard (Anya) & Peter & the Starcatcher (Molly). She is a Marymount Manhattan College alumna.