While teaching drama class, Angie was inspired by a desire to help young people see themselves through the eyes of Love. She saw a need for a healing in this generation… a need to learn how to be present with one another, be comfortable in their own skin and how to thrive in their God given gifts. The arts is such a beautiful place to teach collaboration, goal setting, problem solving and a love for the human heart. She has written and directed and produced 11 original works before moving into the musical theatre arena. She has directed over Twenty Two shows at Capitol Theatre to sold-out audiences. Her credits include: West Side Story, Little Women, She Loves Me, Mary Poppins, Addams Family, Matilda and Newsies…just to name a few. Angie is excited for the upcoming season and looks forward to what the Lord will do as she continues to follow his calling.
John Ray holds the degrees Doctor Of Musical Arts In Voice Performance (University of Alabama), Masters in Music-Voice and Bachelors of Music Education-Vocal/Choral (both from Samford University), and Master Of Arts In Counseling (Trevecca University). He is currently on faculty at Austin Peay State University as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre-Voice and previously served on the faculties of Belmont University, Trevecca University, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the owner of John Ray Voice and Music Services located in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
As a performer, John’s career has taken him to both national and international venues in concert, opera, studio work, and musical theatre. As an educator, many of his current and former students continue to garner awards and careers of high renown as they perform in virtually all genres of music, including appearances on Broadway, theme parks such as Disney, opera companies, cruise lines, as both background singers and lead singers in rock/country/pop music, and as educators.
Julie Eicher is excited to now be able to call Nashville home! Previous performance credits include…Broadway Tour: Miss Saigon (u/s Ellen), Phantom of the Opera (corps de ballet, u/s Meg Giry); New York Workshop: All Star: The Best Broadway Musical; Regional: “Lise” in An American in Paris (IRNE Award Best Actress, Music Theatre Wichita, Ogunquit Playhouse), Rob Ashford’s Carousel at Lyric Opera of Chicago (solo dancer), Houston Grand Opera, Theatre by the Sea; TV: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 2014); Commercial: “Under Armour” (w/ Misty Copeland, 2014); Ballet Company: Nashville Ballet II, Dayton Ballet, Ballet Neo, Artisan Dance Company. Julie received her BFA in ballet from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (Magna Cum Laude) and her high school diploma from Interlochen Center for the Arts, where she studied ballet. She currently works as an inside sales representative for strategic medium business at Dell Technologies, achieving an average quarterly quota attainment of over 165% with 731% Y/Y revenue growth. She is a member of Mensa.
Sandy Elliott is not only a classically trained vocalist and music educator, but she has been involved in musical theater and ministry most of her life. Sandy is a graduate of Samford University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Cumberland University. She holds a Master’s of Church Music in Vocal Pedagogy and a Master’s of Education. She studied voice with Eleanor Ousley, Rebecca Russell and Jay Wilkey. Her conducting studies have been with Timothy Banks, Milburn Price and John Dickson. Along with her layers of study, Sandy brings years of professional theater experience. She has performed in multiple musicals and operas as well as directing the music for “Bye, Bye Birdie”, “Footloose”, “Hairspray”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. “Little Women” and “West Side Story”. Mrs. Elliott has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Birmingham and Louisville. She has served as a music missionary in Lake Placid, NY, Hawaii, Hong Kong and South Korea to name a few. One of her most memorable performances was singing with Dave Brubeck in the premier of his Mass. Sandy has served as the Director if Choral Activities at Mt. Juliet High School where she started and has grown their successful Choral department for seventeen years. She and her husband Scott live in Mt. Juliet and have two grown children and two beautiful grandsons. Sandy is thrilled to join Audience of One productions for a second season.
Alex Dee working on a BFA in Musical Theatre at Lipscomb University. He has been performing on the Capitol Theatre stage since Audience of One’s debut in 2015. Some of his favorite roles include: Race in Newsies, Bert in Mary Poppins and Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Memorable accomplishments include Mike Costa in A Chorus Line at Circle Players, training with the Broadway Collective, Swing in Elf at Nashville Rep. and recently playing Bobby Child in "Crazy for You" at Lipscomb University. He was able to serve as Dance Captain in West Side Story and equally enjoys the choreography side of this art. Alex’s love for dance and tapping is evident as he created the Tap Choreography for A Christmas Carol. Alex has dazzled us with incredible choreography in Guys and Dolls and Grease.
Reed Steplowski has been dancing and tumbling all of her life. Her favorite style of dance is jazz and loves to teach it as well. Reed was in the production of Newsies as Katherine Plumber and Capital Theatre’s production of Grease as Cha-Cha. She has a love for musical theatre and teaching choreography. Not only is Reed a choreographer, but she is also a full time student at Cumberland university. We were all dazzled by Reed's incredible choreography for Matilda.
Josh Burfeind is wrapping up his Choral Music Education degree from Liberty University (anticipated graduation in May of 2022) with student teaching placements in Mount Juliet. Originally from the suburbs north of New York City, he is an accomplished pianist across a variety of settings, including classical performance, worship leadership, musical theater, and solo and ensemble accompaniment, along with a few endeavors in original compositions. His top performance credits include soloist and accompanist at the Collegiate Virginia Music Educators Association Conference (2021) and solo concerts of worship and original works at Hope Community Church and Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Westchester, NY (2019-2021), plus various opportunities in musicals to co-music direct and conduct from the piano. Josh most recently worked with the Alluvion Stage Company (rehearsal and performance piano, Fiddler on the Roof) and the Liberty University Department of Theatre Arts (rehearsal piano, Oliver!) in Lynchburg, Virginia, and piano accompaniment for Green Hill High School and other Wilson County choirs. He lives with his bride, Maizie, and their two excitable cats. Josh is beyond excited to begin his involvement with Audience of One.
Rachel Hutchins is a recent transplant from the Pacific Northwest. She has studied various forms of dance including ballet, tap, and jazz, though her heart is any style with a partner. Her Dancesport training was conducted in Eastern Europe, though she competed stateside in Salsa and West Coast Swing. Having obtained a BA in music with a minor in theatre from Western Washington University, Rachel has spent the past 10 years teaching, choreographing, and directing.
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Zachary Stuckelman has been involved with theater since he was 5 years od and was determined to fly in a local production of Peter Pan. Originally from the New York area, he has performed in over 100 productions ranging from community theater to Off-Broadway, as well as directed multiple musicals (Grease, The 25thAnnual Putnam…, The Last 5 Years, Next to Normal, etc.). He founded a theater organization (ROC Players) in Rochester, NY, which still operates to this day at the University of Rochester. Since moving down to Nashville, he received a doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and directed 2 full-scale musicals (First Date and Pippin) for the Vanderbilt Off-Broadway organization. He is incredibly honored to direct at Audience of One, the organization that reignited his passion for musical theater and gave him the opportunity to dive right back in.