Rachel Dart

Rachel Dart (Stage Manager) Rachel Dart received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  Directing credits include work at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood , Culture Project, #serials@The Flea, York Theatre, and The Atlantic Alumni Workshop and Acting School.  Many assistant directing credits off-Broadway and regionally.  She has stage managed over 200 improv shows, and that's a lot.

Posted on October 18, 2016 and filed under stage manager.

Rachel Bouton

RACHEL BOUTON (Performer) - When she’s not on tour, Rachel can be seen performing every week with her musical team Vern at the People’s Improv Theatre. She also hosts the comedy burlesque show Phaedra's Cabaret and is the creative director behind This is Your Life: THE MUSICAL, performing personalized musicals for parties and events. Stand-up and storytelling credits include Gotham Comedy Club (*Story Talks Winner), Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Metropolitan Room, and the Moth. Rachel has studied at The Second City (Chicago), Upright Citizen’s Brigade (NYC) and The People’s Improv Theatre (NYC). She now coaches musical improv in NYC, teaches theatre to young people at Jersey City Children's Theatre, and leads corporate improv workshops around the country. Find her at rachelbouton.com or on a bench somewhere eating a bagel.


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Posted on October 12, 2016 and filed under cast.

Gary Adler

Gary Adler (musical director) served as the musical director for Broadway's Avenue Q for its entire six and a half year run.  Other NYC conducting credits include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kinky Boots, The Fantasticks, and Next to Normal.  He co-wrote the long-running Off-Broadway musical Altar Boyz, for which he received Drama Desk nominations for both his music and lyrics.  Gary also wrote and arranged for Disney Channel’s “Johnny And The Sprites” starring John Tartagila.  He has been playing improv piano for longer than he would care to admit.


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Posted on October 10, 2016 and filed under musical director, accompanist.

Brad Barton

Brad Barton has performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, One Life to Live, and Upright Citizens Brigade on Comedy Central.  He has also appeared on MTV, Food Network, Discovery Times, and has shot pilots for Comedy Central and Metropolis Entertainment.  Brad has conducted celebrity interviews for Fandango and hosts/emcees for corporate events and tours for clients such as AT&T, Bank of America, Pfizer, and AMC.  He also loves talking about geek pop culture and does so frequently on the podcast 1.21 Geekawatts.  Learn more at www.brad-barton.net.


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Posted on October 7, 2016 and filed under emcee.

Ralph Buckley

Ralph Buckley (Co-Producer) has worked as an actor and director on and off Broadway, in television, film and radio.  Ralph has produced music and improvisation in diverse venues including Joe’s Pub, El Flamingo and The Triad.  He is executive director/producer of the ongoing improvisational performance workshop, The Yes Show.

Posted on October 5, 2016 and filed under co-producer.

Deb Rabbai

Deb Rabbai (Co-Artistic Director, Co-Producer, Performer) is an original member and co-creator of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical.  A native New Yorker, Deb has worked as an actor, improviser, singer and voiceover artist for the last twenty five years.  Deb became the Co-Artistic Director of BNHM in 2009 and has proudly witnessed its progress over the last two decades into the hilarious hit it is today.  A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC,  Deb spent ten years performing and teaching improvisation with Freestyle Repertory Theatre (TheatreSports New York),  five years performing with ComedySportz NY and seven years with the Chicago City Limits national touring company. Deb is a highly experienced teacher of improvisation and acting, having worked at NYU, Marymount Manhattan College, The American Comedy Institute, NY Film Academy and Acteen in NYC. Deb successfully created programs that teach curriculum through improvisation – these programs have been integrated into public schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  Deb has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and in national commercials for MasterCard, Wendy’s and Zyrtec.  Deb has done countless voiceovers, ranging from radio and TV advertisements, to video games and anime films. For more information on Deb, find her on DebRabbai.com, Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat.


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Reviews Mentioning Deb Rabbai

Deb Rabbai, who also serves as co-producer and co-artistic director for the group, creatively transported the audience to a magical world in, “I Graduated Today,” and seamlessly sang her improvised lyrics with confidence that made me honestly question whether or not this was actually made up on the spot.
— Sally Henry, Broadway World
Deb Rabbai opened the night; her song title was “Des Moines Blues.” Rabbai, also a co-creator, instantly decided the song Des Moines Blues came from a musical Snow Again, about a Des Moines model whose plane flight to bigger and better things is cancelled because of a freak May snowstorm. Rabbai has quite a set of pipes and was dropping lines that were perfectly timed.
— Brooke Bridenstine, BroadwayWorld.com
Rabbai, the most skilled and thoughtful of the cast, found herself with “A Rope and Hope.” She turned the phrase into a gleeful bit on airplane travel in the current times. In her other theatrical work she is a voice for animated features and voice-over work. It showed.
— David Siegel, DC Metro News
The comedy improv in “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” moved from excellent to inspired Friday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall when Deb Rabbai and Rob Schiffmann took off their shoes and socks, pressed their bare feet together and sang a love duet.
— Steve Barnes, TimesUnion

Posted on October 3, 2016 and filed under co-producer, co-artistic director, cast member.

Amy Merli

Amy Merli (Stage Manager) is a professional dancer and has worked backstage and as stage manager since 2003. She's been involved with many Fashion shows, fundraisers and festivals. However she is most proud of the creation of her own event, the "Trashion Fashion Show." This event combines her love of dance, environmentalism and creativity by using materials diverted from the waste stream to create wearable art that's featured in a runway & dance performances. Over the past five years this show has expanded and now takes place in Connecticut, New York and D.C. Amy is also a "bad" vegan because she eats seafood.

Posted on September 18, 2016 and filed under stage manager.

Assaf Gleizner

Assaf Gleizner (piano) was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2007, Gleizner moved to the United States, where he received a scholarship to earn his BMus in jazz performance at SUNY Purchase. As a sideman, he performed and toured throughout Western New York and Canada, playing and arranging for the award winning singer Cyrille Aimee. As a Musical Director, Assaf worked for NYMF, Yorktown Stage, Fordham University, 92nd St. Y and many others

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Posted on September 18, 2016 and filed under accompanist.

Robb Coles

Robb Coles is a New York City based actor and comedian. Robb appeared Off-Broadway in Love Me, Love Me Not. Regional credits include: McCarter Theatre, Shawnee Playhouse, and Armory Theatre.  He also appeared in the musical revue, Hollywood to Broadway in Shanghai, China. As a comic, Robb has appeared at New York Comedy Club, The Stand, and Comic Strip Live.  Most recently he was a Roaster at the Friars Club Roast of Padme Lakshmi.


Videos of Robb Coles in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Broadway's Next Hit Musical usually improvises songs from improvised musicals. But with this series we improvise a song from a Tony-nominated musical, HAMILTON! Matt Giroveanu and Megan Reilly give Lin-Manual Miranda a run for his money. Head to BroadwaysNextHitMusical.com to find out when we'll be performing near you!
When Broadway's Next Hit Musical comes to your town, it's just like all of the big awards shows! The Red Carpet is no exception. Robb Coles interviews the who's who of Castleton, VT as they head into the Fine Arts Centerl. To find out when BwaysNHM is coming your way, head to the tickets & info page at broadwaysnexthitmusical.com.

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Posted on September 14, 2016 and filed under emcee.

Matt Giroveanu

Matt Giroveanu (SAG-AFTRA) is an actor, musical improviser, and voiceover artist from Astoria, NY. Matt majored in TV Production and double minored in Theatre Studies and Performance at Seton Hall University. Matt can be seen weekly on the musical house team VERN at the Peoples Improv Theatre as well as in The Improvised Opera, The Improvised Rom-Com and This Is Your Life: The Musical! Film and television credits include HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Codes of Conduct, and the upcoming film, Freeheld starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. www.MattGiro.com


Videos of Matt Giroveanu in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Broadway's Next Hit Musical LIVE at The Triad -- 05/26/16, WITH Rob Schiffmann, Deb Rabbai, Rachel Bouton, Katie Hammond, Matt Giroveanu, Eric March (piano), Robb Coles (emcee).
Broadway's Next Hit Musical's company members take to the streets of NYC and a rehearsal studio in Midtown to improvise the holiday songs YOU create. Check out where we'll be in 2016!
Broadway's Next Hit Musical usually improvises songs from improvised musicals. But with this series we improvise a song from a Tony-nominated musical, HAMILTON! Matt Giroveanu and Megan Reilly give Lin-Manual Miranda a run for his money. Head to BroadwaysNextHitMusical.com to find out when we'll be performing near you!

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Reviews of Matt Giroveanu in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

We can’t forget Katie Hammond and Matt Giroveanu, who, in the hit song, “I Only Have One Hand” from their swashbuckling pirate musical, Before There Was Hook, utilize wordplay with aplomb.
— Matt Smith, Theater Pizzazz
Posted on September 14, 2016 and filed under cast.

Eric March

Eric March (Musical Director) is a playwright/composer whose musicals include Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Stories (TheaterWorks USA), The Bone Wars (EST/Sloan Foundation Grant Recipient 2011) and Granola! The Musical (FringeNYC).  Other improvised musical direction credits include Chicago City Limits, as well as groups from the Magnet Theatre and The PIT.  He is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Writing Workshop and Youngblood, the Ensemble Studio Theatre's group for emerging professional playwrights under 30.

Videos with Eric March in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

This is the winning song at the Broadway's Next Hit Musical PHONY Awards LIVE in Lakeside, OH on July 11th, 2014. Deb Rabbai took home the award. With Rob Gorden, Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann, Annie Schiffmann, Robert Z. Grant, and Eric March playing piano.
Rob Schiffmann, of Broadway's Next Hit Musical, sings his first act song. The title given to him was "Making Love on the Sofa". With him on stage is Stefan Schick. Behind the keys is Eric March.

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Posted on September 14, 2016 and filed under musical director, accompanist.

Tonya Pierre

Tonya Pierre (Stage Manager) is a California native who moved to New York City thirteen years ago. She has been in the entertainment industry as a sound and light technician for over a decade and has also worked as a stage manager for certain productions. She is a recent graduate of The City College of New York with a BFA in Classical Vocal Performance.

Posted on August 17, 2016 and filed under stage manager.

Robert Z. Grant

ROBERT Z GRANT (Performer)
has been performing and teaching improv in the US and abroad for nearly 15 years, and continues to try to live an improvised life. Other stage credits include The Collective:10, Ionesco’s The Lesson, and The Amazing TED Show.  Film/TV: Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and various independent films. Robert studied acting with Bill Esper at William Esper Studio, dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, clown with Christopher Bayes at Juilliard, and improvisation with Ralph Buckley. Robert is probably best known for his anonymity. www.robertzgrant.com

 

 


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Reviews of Robert Z. Grant in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Robert Z. Grant, who ended up stealing the show with his miming, was probably the quickest of all the cast members and slipped in a handful of memorable one-liners.
— Patrick Hickey, Jr. Reviewfix.com
Robert Z. Grant, whose unusually tall stature was alluded to multiple times, employed a comedic, Dick Van Dyke-like movement vocabulary.
— Sally Henry, Broadway World
Posted on August 13, 2016 and filed under cast.

Katie Hammond

Katie Hammond, a Michigan native, is delighted to be performing with Broadway's Next Hit Musical!  After earning her BA in Theatre from The College of Wooster in Ohio, she moved to Chicago to study and perform improv at The Second City, iO and The Playground Theatre. She relocated to Florida to improvise full-time at Disney World, and at SAK Comedy Lab. In addition to working as an HR Consultant, Katie can be found performing in NYC at The People’s Improv Theatre with the musical house team, VERN, and the two-man improvised musical What Town? The Musical, she also works regularly with The Story Pirates. www.katiehammond.com


Videos of Katie Hammond in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Broadway's Next Hit Musical LIVE at The Triad -- 05/26/16, WITH Rob Schiffmann, Deb Rabbai, Rachel Bouton, Katie Hammond, Matt Giroveanu, Eric March (piano), Robb Coles (emcee).
Katie Hammond from Broadway's Next Hit Musical shares her favorite theatre memory with her dad. Let's just say all of the mice were glad he has such excellent timing. Share your favorite theatre moment with your dad at Facebook.com/broadwaysnexthitmusical.

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We can’t forget Katie Hammond and Matt Giroveanu, who, in the hit song, “I Only Have One Hand” from their swashbuckling pirate musical, Before There Was Hook, utilize wordplay with aplomb.
— Matt Smith, Theater Pizzazz
 
Posted on August 10, 2016 and filed under cast.

Marc T. Engberg

Marc T. Engberg is a comedian, actor, and singer living in New York City. He has performed in NYC at Gotham, Caroline's, The Stand, UCBeast, The Bitter End, and The Duplex, at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, at the Chicago Laugh Factory, and internationally in Sweden and Finland. He has also appeared in several off-Broadway plays including Salome (Black Moon Theatre Co.) and Love's Labour's Lost (MCTC). He holds a BA in Film Studies from UC Berkeley and an MA in Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies from Stanford University. He speaks French and Russian. His favorite food is sauce.


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Posted on August 10, 2016 and filed under emcee.

Sara Stevens

Sara Stevens (Stage Manager) is an NYC based stage manager and director; she has stage managed for off-Broadway companies Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE Arts Center, and Prospect Theater Company. As a director she has worked as Kathleen Marshall’s SDC Observer for Living on Love on Broadway. She has also assistant directed for Prospect Theater Company and last year a short play she directed was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award. She is also the Production and Operations Associate at the World Science Festival. She is a proud alumni of the National Theater Institute and Ithaca College.

Posted on July 18, 2016 and filed under stage manager.

Becca McLarty

Becca McLarty is an actor, improvisor, singer, and teaching artist. A Pennsylvania native, she has performed in New York City and regionally with companies such as Improvolution, ComedySportz Philadelphia, Arden Theatre, Columbia Stages, Mt. Gretna Theatre and Bakerloo Theatre Project. She can also be seen in the upcoming webseries, Settling Up. Becca holds her MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College and is an adjunct instructor of voice and speech and improvisation at various institutions and studios in the city. She’s delighted to be a part of BNHM! www.beccalmclarty.com


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Posted on July 13, 2016 and filed under cast.

Greg Triggs

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Greg Triggs has also performed with Disney's Comedy Warehouse, the Brave New Workshop and Chicago City Limits.  Writer/director for Disney, SeaWorld, the Tribeca Film Festival, the World Science Festival and the NFL. TV credits include BBC, ABC, TLC, Oxygen, the Discovery Channel and Nickelodeon. Recent projects include the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the openings of the Disney Dream and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Honolulu.  Learn more at www.StrategicEntertainmentNYC.com


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Reviews of Greg Triggs in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Equally compelling is Triggs, who not only offers a topical monologue — which touches on out-of-towners being American in a foreign country, and the presidential election — but commentary following each of the performances, in which he takes friendly jabs at several of the performers and their choices within their respective scenes.
— Matt Smith, Theater Pizzazz

Posted on July 10, 2016 and filed under co-producer, emcee.

Megan Reilly

Megan Reilly is a comedian, rapper and actor based out of New York City. She can be seen every Monday night performing with On the Spot! She can also be seen around the city performing as her alter, rap-ego La Dynasty. Megan has studied comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Second City and The Magnet Theater. She received a BFA in Drama from The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. She is beyond excited to be a part of Broadway's Next Hit Musical!


Videos of Megan Reilly in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Broadway's Next Hit Musical usually improvises songs from improvised musicals. But with this series we improvise a song from a Tony-nominated musical, HAMILTON! Matt Giroveanu and Megan Reilly give Lin-Manual Miranda a run for his money. Head to BroadwaysNextHitMusical.com to find out when we'll be performing near you!
This #CutSong is a little different from the others - An American In Paris on Broadway didn't give us the a-okay to use any of the cast in our videos. They probably made the right call on that. Either way, Megan Reilly shines in this song.

Audio of Megan Reilly in Broadway's Next Hit Musical


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Reviews of Megan Reilly in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

But the real star of the show, in my personal opinion, was Megan Reilly. I feel like she was quick on her feet more than the other actors and the spotlight demanded her attention every time she was on stage.
— Ross Michels, White Pine Press
Highlights of the June 2 performance include Megan Reilly, whose gorgeous voice fits her impromptu power ballad like a glove
— Matt Smith, Theater Pizzazz
 
Posted on June 15, 2016 and filed under cast.