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Robert Z Grant

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ROBERT Z GRANT (Performer) (SAG-AFTRA, AEA) is an actor, singer and dancer who has been performing and teaching improv professionally in the US and abroad for nearly 20 years, most notably as a long-standing cast member with Broadway’s Next Hit Musical. Other stage credits include five years of the Collective:10 play festival, Ionesco’s The Lesson, and The Amazing TED Show. Film/TV: Four seasons on Comedy Central’s "Inside Amy Schumer" and various independent films, including the comedic short “The Brazilian Dilemma,” and improvised features “The Rainbow Experiment” and “42 Seconds of Happiness” (streaming now on Amazon.com). Robert studied acting with Bill Esper at the William Esper Studio (where Robert now teaches improvisation for actors), dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, clown with Christopher Bayes at Juilliard, and improvisation in the tradition of Second City. Robert is probably best known for his anonymity. www.robertzgrant.com

 

 



Videos of Robert Z Grant in Broadway's Next Hit Musical


Audio of Robert Z Grant in Broadway's Next Hit Musical


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
 
 

Katie Hammond

KATIE HAMMOND (Performer), a Michigan native, earned her BA in Theatre from The College of Wooster in Ohio, before moving  to Chicago to study and perform improv at The Second City, iO and The Playground Theatre(s). 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.

Audio of Katie Hammond in Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

 
 

Press of Katie Hammond 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
 
 

Rob Schiffmann

ROB SCHIFFMANN (Co-Artistic Director, Co-Producer, Performer) has worked and toured as a professional improviser and musician for over seventeen years.  As a two-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award winner and the recipient of the 2011 INNY (Improvisation News) Award for Best Improv Coach, Rob’s musical and improv talents are known across the country.  He has taught and directed improv at The School for Film and Television, Weist-Barron, and the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A graduate of Oberlin College, Rob performed regularly with Chicago City Limits before joining Broadway’s Next Hit Musical in 2001.  BNHM’s master improvisers started their success at the famous NYC cabaret club Don’t Tell Mama as well as with the New York Musical Theater Festival. Rob became Co-Artistic Director in 2009, and continues to perform with the hysterical troupe throughout the country and at their resident theater The Triad in NYC.  Called “sharper than a pound of cheddar cheese” by reviewfix.com, Rob has showcased his skills on The Daily Download and The CBS Early Show. Rob’s musical talent is also evident with the New York based acoustic-pop band, The Hillary Step; he is the main writer, lead singer, guitarist, and Music Director. For more information, please visit www.robschiffmann.com.

 


Videos of Rob Schiffmann in Broadway's Next Hit Musical


Audio of Rob Schiffmann in Broadway's Next Hit Musical



Reviews of Rob Schiffmann in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Easily the highlight of the evening was co-producer/co-artistic director Rob Schiffman. His creative mind is full of rhymes and childlike creativity that was refreshing. He listened to his fellow actors brilliantly, so much so that he could sing in harmony or descant with them and (usually) successfully made a well-structured musical number. The entire time, I could not decide whether he should go into writing or acting, because the former would seem a waste of a brilliant character actor, and the latter a waste of a brilliant writer. Thus, I believe he has found his niche in improvisational musicals. I will say that his vocals were wanting at multiple times, but this is the first case in which I can genuinely say that such a flaw didn’t matter at all. Particularly, he and Grant read each other very well, to the point that their scenes together seemed rehearsed. The scenes that they shared were the highlight.
— Sally Henry, Broadway World
Deb Rabbai and Rob Schiffmann were sharper than a pound of cheddar cheese.
— Patrick Hickey Jr, ReviewFix.com
And as it turns out, a show about an Iowa model can hinge on the evil ways of a serpent like devil, hilariously played by Rob Schiffmann, whose weakness is frigid temperatures.
— Brooke Bridenstine, Broadway World

Stefan Schick

STEFAN SCHICK (Performer) has been a member of Chicago City Limits (2008 and 2009 MAC Award Winner, Best Comedy/Improv Group) since 2003, first with its National Touring Company and currently with its Resident Company.  He also performs with the longform improv group Stray, and has appeared in numerous plays, sketch shows and short films in NYC. Television credits include TBS and the NY Television Festival. Thanks to BNHM, love to AF.  Look Theo, daddy's a llama!


Videos of Stefan Schick in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

This is a video of Stefan Schick & Kobi Libii's first act song from the May 31st, 2013 performance of Broadway's Next Hit Musical at The Triad, NYC.
Broadway's Next Hit Musical usually improvises songs from improvised musicals. But with this series we improvise a song from a Tony-nominated musical, BRIGHT STAR! Stefan Schick turns on his Steve Martin in order to turn down the moon! Head to BroadwaysNextHitMusical.com to find out when we'll be performing near you!

Audio of Stefan Schick in Broadway's Next Hit Musical

 
 

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, in Hollywood at The Comedy Store, in Chicago at the 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.

 


Videos of Marc T. Engberg in Broadway's Next Hit Musical