Something New - a musical theatre podcast
Episode 307 - Tom Morin and Caroline SeliaFebruary 16, 2015 Joel B. New
Tom Morin is originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and holds a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.F.A. in Acting from Ohio University. Off Broadway/NYC credits: The Rivals (Pearl Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol (Titan Theatre Company), That Lady from Maxim's (2013 NY Innovative Award for Outstanding Musical). Regional credits: the title role in The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Liar (Centenary Stage); Twelfth Night, Macbeth (Great River Shakespeare); The Winter’s Tale, Marriage of Figaro (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Guys and Dolls, Scapino (Monomoy). Caroline Selia is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she also completed her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her M.M. degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her most recent musical theatre credits include "Claire" in Class: a New Musical directed by Tony nominee Jerry Dixon. She has sung extensively throughout Europe, winning awards in Austria & Germany. She also sings the National Anthem for the NY Knicks NBA. As a singing teacher/coach, she has taught for over 12 years, her clients are starring in broadway productions, national tours, and film/TV programs. Together, they founded Polish Your Passion, which features the MomentB4 Video Feedback Service. (www.pypnyc.com) Song Presentation: "Courtesy Is Contagious," music and lyrics by Joel B. New (joelbnew.com). Accompanied by Gillian Berkowitz on piano. An in demand pianist and music director, Gillian has performed piano, keyboard, accordion, and vocals in over 25 Broadway and Off Broadway shows. She can currently be seen and heard in Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Motown, and Avenue Q. Gillian has music directed dozens of new works throughout her career, and has worked with such notables as Jason Alexander, Joe Jackson, Eartha Kitt, Vincent Piazza, Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Radcliffe, and Mickey Dolenz. Frequently she is featured both as a soloist and collaborator playing jazz, classical, theatre, world, and contemporary music in venues across New York City such as 54 Below, Birdland, Merkin Hall, City Winery, and Le Poisson Rouge. Recent projects include Vanishing Point: (www.vanishingpointthemusical.com/Home.html). Gillian also composes and performs with the Sheba Ensemble, promoting Jewish music with a unique contemporary twist (www.shebaensemble.com). This episode was recorded live at TruVoice Studios NYC (truvoicestudiosnyc.com) on Saturday, February 14th, 2015.