Born and bred in Sydney Australia, Alexis is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Acting credits include Dusty, for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination, the title role in the Australian premiere of Kiss of the Spiderwoman, ‘Lil’ in Troupers for the Sydney Theatre Company, ‘Marianne’ in Shout!, ‘Alice’ in Closer and ‘Amber’ in the US premiere of The Hatpin at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. In 2012, Alexis was named the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s “Next Broadway Sensation” and debuted a solo cabaret show at Manhattan’s prestigious ’54 Below.’ In 2014, she made her off-broadway debut in Atomic at the Acorn Theatre - Theatre Row, alongside Euan Morton and Sara Gettelfinger.
Alexis traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007 to entertain Australian troops and is near completion of a Masters Degree in International Relations from Deakin University, Melbourne.
Alexis was thrilled to be present Club Gelbe Stern at NYMF 2014. As a granddaughter of holocaust survivors, Alexis feels an increasing desire to protect the memory of those who lost their lives and those who survived. She is contributed an essay on this topic, for the book “God, Faith and Identity in the Ashes: Perspectives of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors,” which was published late 2014.
Sharone Halevy is an actor/director/singer who grew up in this crazy town called Manhattan. Directorial Credits include: Jesus Hopped the A Train (Stage 2,Atlantic Theater Company), Long Distance Drunk (Distilled Theat. Co.) Weight Of Wishing (The Truf), Fruits Unheard Of (WATproject), The Liddy Plays (Crashbox Theater Company, Access Theater), Keepingabreast (Secret Theatre) My New Best Friend Or Six Degrees Of Severing Stein (After Hours Series) Much Ado about Nothing (Browning Middle School) Fear and Misery of the Third Reich and the World Premiere of Orbiting Astral Bodies (Arthur Seelen Theater). She has worked with Arian Moayed and Tom Ridgely at Waterwell Theater Company, Assistant Directing both a reading of Hamlet at The Public Theater as well as the rock operaTheLast Year in the Life of MLK at Joe’s Pub. Assisted Mikhael Tara Garver on Gloryana, a workshop presented at The York Theater, as well at the Roundabout Theater Companies Sam Mendes Gala, assisting GT Upchurch.
Kristen is an independent producer, as well as the Associate Producer to Elizabeth I. McCann. Independent producing credits include: Judith (Kraine Theater), Man Boobs (Fresh Fruit Festival) and We Declare You a Terrorist (SPF). As Management Associate to Liz McCann and Joey Parnes: Hair (Bway, London & National Tour), Merchant of Venice (Bway) and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bway). Kristen has also worked at Playbill and Ticket Central. She holds a BFA in Theater/Producing from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts.
Jason has been a General Manager, Company Manager, Stage Manager & Production Manger on various Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring & Regional productions. Broadway credits include: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, The Lyons, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony. Off Broadway credits include: Manipulation, Oohrah! with the Atlantic Theater Company, Gutenberg! The Musical. Touring credits include:Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Damn Yankees. Regionally Jason has worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Huntington Theatre Company & The Boston Playwrights' Theatre. He has also served as a faculty member for Nothwestern University's National High School Institute Cherubs Program. Jason holds a BFA in Stage Management from Boston University's School of Theatre.
James is an award winning writer and performer from Australia. He trained in writing at The University of Technology, Sydney and in performance at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. His playwriting credits include: "The Hatpin", which has been produced in New York, London and Australia; "LoveBites", which has enjoyed 3 return seasons in Australia and was the winner of The Best of Indie Theatre in 2011; "A Little Touch of Chaos", which won the Vic Arts grant for Best New Musical and will premiere in Melbourne in July 2014; and the play "Acclaim" which is currently in development and will have its Australian premiere in 2015. He is also a prolific writer of contemporary cabaret and the winner of the inaugural Cabaret Showcase in Sydney."
Heath Saunders is an actor/singer/composer who is ecstatic to make his New York (re)debut! The (re) is because a couple years ago, he appeared in the NY City Center Encores! production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"; but since then, you wouldn’t have seen him unless you lived or visited Seattle, where he was frequently seen performing with the 5th Avenue Theatre (Spamalot, Hairspray: In Concert, Pirates of Penzance, Saving Aimee, RENT), Balagan Theatre (Les Miserables, Avenue Q) and Seattle Children’s Theatre (world premiere of Pasek and Paul’s James and the Giant Peach). This marks his first performance as a resident of the city. Wilkommen in der Stadt.
Happy to be back with NYMF for his 5th Season, and 11th NYMF Project. This year, he is represented by Der Gelbe Stern, Cloned!, Rescue Rue, and Deployed! PREVIOUS NYMF: The Water Dream, 2013, Riley Thomas Looking Forward, 2013. The Pirates of Finance, 2013. Gary Goldfarb:Master Escapist, 2013. STUCK, 2012. Ghostlight, 2011. The Most Ridiculous Thing You’ve Ever Hoid, 2010. NYC: Wearing Black, Kraine Theatre. MISS K!M, 45th Street Theatre. Jack and the Beanstalk, New Acting Co. Apollo and Daphne, Riverside Church. Assisted David Korins (BWY: Pee Wee Herman Show, Chinglish, Godspell). REGIONAL: NCStage Company, (Stalking the Bogeyman. Upcoming Off-bwy) Cohoes Music Hall (Hello Dolly, Five Guys Named Moe, My One and Only, Les Miserables), West Virginia Public Theatre (9 to 5, Anything Goes, All Shook Up), Allenberry Playhouse (Smokey Joes Café, The 39 Steps). LA: West Side Story, ELEVATOR (Hudson Theatre) Boomermania!, Silent Roar (El Portal Theatre). Its Top Secret!, Noho Arts Center. The Playground, MET Theatre. Rocky Horror Show, Underground Theatre. Batboy, Whitefire Theatre. Frankie and Johnny, Santa Monica Playhouse.
Brian is an actor/singer/musician originally from Utah. He received his BFA from Brigham Young University in Musical Theatre. Brian recently moved to the city and is excited to be making his New York acting debut with this production! As a music director he has worked regionally, as well as directed several cabaret shows. New York composing credits: [green], The Cliff’s Edge. Regional: All Shook Up (Dennis), Les Miserables (Feuilly), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster), She Loves Me. www.brianrussellcarey.com
Jeff is a NYC based set designer/scenic painter. NYC: Roadkill (IRT Theatre); Three La Mama Playwrights (La Mama);Bash (Theater Row); Elephant’s Graveyard, Freshwater, The B File, The Spitfire Grill (Pace University). Regional:The Pajama Game, Hands on a Hardbody, Oliver! (Park Playhouse). Wonderful Town, Les Miserables, Pirates of Penzance, Damn Yankee’s, Oklahoma! (Quisisana Music Resort). Opera: Don Giovanni, La Cenerentola, La Boheme (Quisisana Music Resort). Fashion: Pete Thompson Photography; Elle Mexico Magazine. Design Assistant work includes plays and musicals for Broadway. BFA from Pace University.
When not designing, Jeff is an Account Executive at SpotCo, a full-service Broadway Advertising Agency.