KEVIN NECCIAI (Frank)
Kevin Necciai, a Southwest Pennsylvania native, studied classical voice at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and has been performing and working in New York for almost two years. He most recently finished Musically directing BARE The Musical downtown. Favorite roles include Cinderella's Prince/The Wolf (Into the Woods) and Corny Collins (Hairspray). He is thrilled to be Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack Undead: A Zombie Concert Parody of The Boys! For more information, visit kevinnecciai.com.
WILL BOYAJIAN (Dean) , An upstate New York native, is ecstatic to be crooning after making his NYC stage debut in Spandex The Musical! Off Bway this past Spring & Summer. Additionally, Will recently appeared in The Actors Fund’s reading of Our Town. He graduated Ithaca College in the spring with a BFA in Musical Theatre. College Credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Working, Chicago, Plumfield Iraq and Nightmare. Regional credits included Lightoller in Titanic at the Hangar Theatre, and Cookie in Return to the Forbidden Planet at Hope Summer Rep Theatre. willboyajian.com
ERICK CARTER (Sammy)
Erick Carter is honored and humbled to once again step in the shoes of the inimitable Sammy Davis Jr. Erick was born and raised in Abilene, Texas and made his Times Square debut with The Rat Pack UnDead (Original Off-Broadway Workshop) last April. He graduated Abilene Christian University (BFA Theatre). Some of his favorite roles include Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls, Seaweed in Hairspray, and Benny in Rent. Erick would like to thank his family for their continued support, his incredibly talented fellow cast mates, and the producer, director and crew for "bringing to life" such a unique and hilarious show. Erick dedicates his performance to the memory of three legendary men and an incredible bond of friendship. "You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear." - Sammy Davis Jr.
BRENDAN DAUGHERTY (Buble) Brendan is excited to be joining the wonderful team of The Rat Pack Undead. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BA in Theater Performance and BFA in Vocal Performance. Television and Film Credits: Hannah Montana: The Movie, Away We Go, Smash, and appears weekly on Saturday Night Live. His theater credits include RentBoy The Musical (Richmond Shepard Theater), Token in Inertia: The Musical, Woof in Hair, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, and the Broadway tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Amongst other things he is an elite gymnast, a sailor, surfer, skateboarder, and Brooklyn enthusiast.
Cooper Jordan (Lead Producer/Conceiver, Co-Lyricist) was thrilled to put up his Crooning Horror Parody Concert of The Boys at Times Scare, after a year in the making. The idea for this concert sprouted one year ago today, 4/29/13, in 2012 after the closing of the first Off-Bway show he produced ; "The Deathly Ones" at Times Scare. Cooper has a wide range of Actor/Producer credits between Boston and New York and is looking forward to expanding beyond the Northeast with this show! Biggest thanks to Gene Fisch, Henry, Antione, Marilyn, Grant (the best friend & Exec Asst anyone could ask for), and Owen for all their support.
Gene Fisch Jr. (Producer) Mr. Fisch has enjoyed a diverse career in both finance and the arts. What thrills him beyond all other callings is working with and helping young people to reach their dreams and accomplish greatness - a path which the creative team of "The Rat Pack - Undead" exemplifies. Immediately following the Rat Pack Zombie uprising, Mr. Fisch is excited to be producing a May 28th concert at Carnegie Hall where all proceeds will be dedicated to incorporating music programs into the New York City School system.
Grant Bowen (Co-Lyricist) is excited to take part in The Rat Pack Undead! Grant was last seen on stage as Hansel in GRIMM: A New Musical(New York International Fringe Festival 2012), alongside Rat Pack's producer, Cooper Jordan. Past credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Baby (Danny), Parade (Frankie Epps), Calamity Jane (Francis Fryer), Hazel Kirke (Barney). Grant has also served as a Production Assistant on the webseries Submissions Only and the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards. Thanks to the rest of the creative team for making this an awesome opportunity!
Ryan McCurdy (Music Director) Multi-instrumentalist Ryan McCurdy has been seen and heard on stages across the United States. He currently works in New York as a private music teacher, for the Broadway production of Once, and as the pianist/guitarist for rock vocalist Jana DeBusk. New York venue credits include B.B. King Blues Club, The Bitter End, & The Minskoff Theatre. His first album of instrumentals and soundscapes, Dopp, is available on iTunes.
Avital Asuleen (Choreographer) is a longtime Ratpack fan, and so excited to be working on The Rat Pack Undead! Favorite recent projects include assistant directing and choreographing "Nymph Errant" for Prospect Theater Company, Choreographing "Rags" for Beautiful Soup Theater Company, and observing choreographer Randy Skinner on "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at Encores!. She has presented concert dance at Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Green Space Studios, and in the Undertoe Dance Festival. Avital has also performed at Surflight Theater, La Comedia Theater, The Broward Stage Door, and at Reagle Music Theater. Avital is currently assistant directing "Teacher From The Black Lagoon" for Theatreworks USA, and creating "Ephemera"- a new site specific piece of dance theater. www.Asuleen.com
Jonathan Green (Frank) is an Actor & Writer who hails from Corbin, Kentucky. He studied the performing arts at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy and The Actors Studio in NYC. Stage credits include Henry IV Part I, Troilus and Cresida, Measure for Measure. Film Credits include 23 Blast, Shame the Devil, and The Trouble with Phil. He continuously thanks God and his family for their strength and support.
Daniel Mitchell (Dean) A San Francisco native, Daniel is grateful to the artistic/production staff for the opportunity to perform the music he grew up with and loves. New York credits include "4@15" (York Theatre Company), "L!F# Happens" (Off-8th Collective). Regional: Texas Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Playhouse, San Jose City Lights. Graduate of University of California at Irvine, and Foothill Theatre Conservatory. Thanks to his family for their continued love and support.
ERICK CARTER (Sammy)
Erick Carter is honored and humbled to step in the shoes of the inimitable Sammy Davis Jr. Erick was born and raised in Abilene, Texas and made his Times Square debut with The Rat Pack UnDead last April. He graduated Abilene Christian University (BFA Theatre). Some of his favorite roles include Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls, Seaweed in Hairspray, and Benny in Rent. Erick would like to thank his family for their continued support, his incredibly talented fellow cast mates, and the producer, director and crew for "bringing to life" such a unique and hilarious show. Erick dedicates his performance to the memory of three legendary men and an incredible bond of friendship. "You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear." - Sammy Davis Jr.
John Ball (U/s Frank & Dean) John recently graduated from Hofstra University with a BFA in performance. He is thrilled to be a part of Rat Pack Undead and would like to thank Cooper and Ryan for the opportunity to work with such talented and hardworking individuals, as those who have worked on and are in this show. He thanks you for your patronage and hopes you enjoy the performance.
Alex Birnie (Buble) New York, leading roles: Rope (Random Access Theatre), American English (17 Frost Theater), Jars (The Secret Theatre), Smart Alex (Sparrowtree Theatre), I Loved Sam Stone (The Tank NYC). Reading of Cruel Shoes at 2012 NYMF. Regional: The All-Night Strut, Love Letters Made Easy (Lost Nation Theater). Other credits: Featured Soloist in 2008 Sondheim & Rich Interview Tour, Vieux Carré, Reefer Madness, Sunday in the Park with George. As a music artist throughout New York City: Highline Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall. Graduate of Oberlin College & Conservatory. Former principal soloist and first international member of Vienna Boys Choir. www.alexbirnie.com