The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance -

Camp Broadway

 Who's Who 

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    Matt Cataldi, Music Coach

    Matt Cataldi is a NYC based pianist, teacher and musical director. As a performer, Matt made his orchestral debut as a teenager playing Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, appeared in concert at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center, the Sheen Center, and featured in a documentary CD recording of Spanish and Latin American piano music. Theatre credits include: NYU Tisch Center for New Musicals, York Theatre, Gallery Players, Riverdale Rising Stars, Red Mountain Theatre, FSU School of Theatre, Theatre Tallahassee, RAPA Theatre, and Bishop Kearney HS, where he won a Stars of Tomorrow award for Conductor of Outstanding Student Orchestra. He has worked with Susan Stroman and the Met Opera, the Broadway Inspirational Voices, and the Jimmy® Awards (NHSMTA). Matt holds a DM in Piano Performance and Literature from Indiana University where he minored in jazz studies and music theory and served on faculty there before joining the Tisch School of the Arts.

  • Lanene Charters, Performance Coach head shot

    Lanene Charters, Performance Coach

    Broadway/Tours:  Mamma Mia!,  Elf (Deb), Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly Tate u/s), Titanic (Jack Thayer), Big (Diane), Cats (Sillabub).  Toured Japan as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic.  Favorites: Helen (Fun Home), Miss Shields (A Christmas Story), Rosie (Mamma Mia!), Karen/Murial/Norma (Plaza Suite), Gloria (Boeing Boeing), Paulette (Legally Blonde).  Lanene is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. and has a BFA from Point Park University.

  • Frank DiLella, Host & Showcase Judge head shot

    Frank DiLella, Host & Showcase Judge

    Frank DiLella is the Emmy Award winning host of "On Stage" on Spectrum News NY1, the news channel's weekly half-hour theater program. Since joining NY1 in 2004, DiLella has interviewed hundreds of legendary artists from Vanessa Redgrave to Elton John. He has traveled internationally to cover theater and has been a contributing correspondent for the Tony® Awards, the Olivier Awards at Royal Albert Hall, Playbill, BBC, Sirius XM, "The Early Show" on CBS, CTV, Al Jazeera TV and other media outlets. In 2013, he appeared on NBC’s "Smash," portraying himself. A strong advocate of theater arts education, DiLella currently serves on the board of The Roger Rees Awards and is a part of the selection committee for the annual Clive Barnes Award and Foundation – which honors talented young professionals in the artistic fields of dance and theater. DiLella received a degree from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.

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