& LENA GABRIELLE, Musical Director
The Zoo is being restored!
THE DAVENPORT THEATRE
Saving the Planet! One Song at a Time!
Huffington Post says:
“It’s a real gem… COMPULSIVELY ENTERTAINING!”
Endangered! is Off Broadway’s “Must-See”** family musical! A rockin’ crockin’, multi-cultural, multi-species musical about a social media Whiz Kid reporter and a group of world famous endangered animals who must survive an unexpected superstorm! Superstar animals in superstorms, oh my!
A precocious Kid gets stranded at the Zoo with exotic endangered animals. Then Superstorm Beyoncé hits New York City! The Kid and the animals must quickly learn to communicate and help each other out. With naturally curiosity, and mutual love and respect, they discover that by working together they can build a bridge, to reach Higher Ground! With live updates from ZNN (the Zoological News Network) as well as S.O.S. selfies from the field, old and new media are turned on and tuned in to follow the fate of our endangered heroes.
Reviewers say Endangered! is “70 minutes of Pure Entertainment,”*** “Wizard of Oz meets Hairspray,”**** and “Lion King without the Hamlet!”* Endangered! is “a delight for the senses”*** with melodies that are renewable and harmonies that are sustainable, making this “groundbreaking” eco-musical uplifting and enjoyable for creatures of all ages!
Endangered! was originally commissioned by the Friends of the National Zoo and created in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s TAP Arts Camp under the direction of Tony Small. It debuted at the National Zoo and The Kennedy Center in 2013.
Endangered! was invited by Tony Award winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport to run in his Off Broadway Davenport Theatre, where it had a groundbreaking six-month run from June to December 2017.
ENDANGERED! Who knew saving the world could be this much fun?
Will they Build a Bridge? To Reach Higher Ground?
Lana is thrilled to be a part of the Endangered cast. She is a 7th grader at the Professional Performing Arts School. Other favorite credits include: Annie in Annie, Little Red in Into the Woods, Gretyl in Sound of Music, Ali in the reading of the upcoming new political musical One House Two House Red House Blue House, and starring opposite Keith Stanfield in the award-winning short film Tracks. Many thanks to Keni and Chase for this opportunity, and to Badiene, Laura and Nancy for their support. Visit www.Lana-Schwartz.com
Ani is a graduate of Adelphi University’s vocal performance program where she studied classical, jazz, and musical theatre. She has just returned from the 2017 National Tour of the new musical, The Lightning Thief, and recently performed in Red River Lyric Opera’s production of Fugitive Songs. She made her debut this month in the Sounds of the City Concert Series as a soloist in the Music of Words concert where she sung Gerry Ginsburg’s newest art songs in the heart of Manhattan. More info at AniDjirdjirian.com.
Maggie is a New York City based actor, singer and puppeteer. Noted acting credits include: Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! (National Tour), Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! (National Tour), Peanut Butter and Cupcake, The Musical (NYFA), Nine (CNR Drama), Night Witches (Ground Rush Farms) Film/TV Credits include: Woody Allen’s “Café Society”, “Thre3bound”, and “The Things We Have”. Training: BA, Theatre and Drama from Indiana University. maggieronck.com
Alexander Sanders is very excited to be joining the cast of Endangered the Musical! He is a graduate of the BFA Musical Theater program at Pace University. Recent credits include, Finn in Pip’s Island (Skylight Modern Theater NYC) Simon in Firefly in the Light (NYMF 2017) Favorite Son in American Idiot (Schimmel Center Theater) Gratitude to the team, friends, and family. Enjoy the show!
Dana is an actress, singer, and voiceover artist originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied acting at The Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in Theatre. Most recently seen as Sarah in Zuccotti Park: The Musical as part of the 2016 NY international Fringe Festival directed by Luis Salgado. Other roles include Pope Joan/Nell in Top Girls and Bianca in Paula Vogel’s Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief.
Nicolette is ecstatic to be making her off-Broadway debut in Endangered! The Musical. She recently graduated Marymount Manhattan College studying Musical Theatre. While at MMC, Nicolette performed in Kiss Me, Kate (Hattie, u/s Lilli Vanessi), and through MMC performed in Wonderland (Mad Hatter) and Nightclub Cantata (featured performer) at the York Theatre. Other credits include the Who Cares Cabaret (Solosit) and NYMF SLP: Outliers (ensemble).
Josh is a graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA). Off-Broadway Credits: Utterson (Jekyll & Hyde). Other NY Theatre Credits: Filbert (Most Miserable Christmas Tree), Tigger (100 Aker Wood), Sammy (Wedding Singer), Juror #8 (Twelve Angry Men). Film Credits: Jordy- Professional Bleeding (Short), Justin Bishop- Famished Artist’s (Web-series). Lots of love to Dalles for always being there. www.josh-vidal.com
Ellie Handel is honored to be stepping into Janie after being Endangered!’s original PSM. Recent credits include Small Alison in Fun Home (NYU), Abigail Russell in Science Fair (Theatre Row), Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act (NYU), and Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (NYU). Enormous thanks to Chase, Keni, and Lena for this opportunity, the cast and crew of Endangered!, and love to friends and family. Pursuing a BFA in Drama from NYU’s New Studio on Broadway. More at elliehandel.com.
is a Lyricist, Librettist, Composer & Playwright based in NYC, member of the Dramatists Guild. Keni’s other musicals include TRUTH the Musical; IMAGINARY LOVERS; UNFRIENDLY FIRE; HE THINKS IT’S HIS SHOW; and “SWAMI PJ & the LIGHT-HEARTED PATH” – an ongoing, immersive, multi-mediated performance project. As a Producer, Keni co-produced the Light of Peace & Hope Concert to benefit Amaliah.org and Project Safe Zone, helping wounded people of Syria receive medical care inside Isreal. On the Broadway stage, Keni helped bring to life LOMBARDI on Broadway and Ken Davneport’s revival of GODSPELL. Keni is a graduate the Commercial Theater Institute’s 14 Week Commercial Producing Workshop and a member of the Vineyard Theater’s Premier Cru; graduate of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Writing Workshop, and NYU/Tisch’s Experimental Theater Wing. He studied directing and theater composition with Anne Bogart; musical theater with Elizabeth Swados; musical book writing with Marsha Norman; sketch comedy writing with Upright Citizen’s Brigade; and acting with Stella Adler. He has performed stand-up comedy at numerous NYC clubs including Caroline’s On Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, and Stand-Up NY; and was a founding singer-songwriter with the Long Island based folk rock band, Jericho Turnpike. Keni is a graduate of the NYU School of Law, an Artist-At-Law in NY.
ENDANGERED! is dedicated with Love and Respect to all the kids and animals of the world. Tell all your friends and family: Love the Planet? See ENDANGERED!
From being selected as one of the White House Millennium Committee’s top Artists to serving as Composer and Librettist for the Smithsonian’s first-ever commissioned Opera for the Sultanate of Oman, Tony Small has won national composer, playwright and lyricist awards in Jazz, Classical, Musical Theatre and Gospel genres, including a Stellar, the Grammy’s of Gospel music. He has created nationally recognized interdisciplinary arts and STEM programs in four major cities including Chicago, Indianapolis, Washington DC and Baltimore. The TAP -Teen Arts Program- he founded in 2007 was selected as one of the top 2016 Presidential Arts & Humanities Youth Programs. Tony currently serves as Founding Director for SPEARS (Strategic Partnerships in Education, Arts, Research & STEM) and the 1st Regional Artistic Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. He is a partner at Artistré Entertainment & Publishing. (*Original lyrics for “Me Nobody Knows” by Tony Small.)
is a Director & Producer based in NYC. He recently directed Kit Goldstein Grant’s The Nose: A New Family Musical at the famous Master Theater in Brighton Breach, and the world premiere of Tim Sulka & Debra Barsha’s The Most Miserable Christmas Tree. He produced Midnight At The Never Get and Ludo’s Broken Bride at NYMF in 2016, and Pope! An Epic Musical in 2015. In 2013, he directed a reading of Moby Dick: A Whale Of A Tale for Cameron Mackintosh. He was the Producing Artistic Director of Act Three Theatricals in Vermont 2006-2012. As a Director/Choreographer, additional recent credits include Disney’s Tarzan (VT Premiere), The Wedding Singer and South Pacific (NCT), Rock Nativity (Regional Premiere), a Vermont tour of The Complete History Of America (ABRIDGED), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and A Christmas Carol for the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, and Legally Blonde for Clark University. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.michaelchasegosselin.com
Lena Gabrielle is a NYC based Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, and Composer/Lyricist specializing in new works development. As Music Director: 30 Million (Theatre Row), A Taste of Things To Come (Bucks County Playhouse), New York Animals (Assistant MD, New Ohio Theatre), Next to Normal (Pittsburgh), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pittsburgh). As Composer/Lyricist: Tink! (NYMF 2016), Sleeping Beauty: A New Musical (Pittsburgh). Orchestrations/Arrangements: The Most Miserable Christmas Tree (World Premiere, NYC), A Taste of Things to Come (BCP/ York Theatre Company). Much love to MCG, Keni, and Planet Earth. @lenagabrielle
Doug Katsaros is an Emmy Award winning musician whose work on and off Broadway includes Footloose, Hair, Rocky Horror, The Life, Just So, A…My Name Is Alice, The Toxic Avenger, Altar Boyz and the upcoming Getting The Band Back Together. He has over 2 dozen gold and platinum records for artists such as Frank Sinatra, Kiss, Bon Jovi, Sinéad O’Connor, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Cher, etc, and writes and orchestrates for the Macy’s 4th of July and Thanksgiving celebrations. He has just conducted the Boston Pops, wrote the score for the original animated The Tick series, and yes, he is the guy who wrote the immortal “By Mennen.”
A freelance theater and film director from central Maryland,currently working on her MFA at Columbia University. She is thrilled to be working with such amazingly talented group of artists. Some of NJ’s credits include Love and Information (Director), Good Man(Director), The Duel (Director), Town Hall (Director),Truth or Lie (Director), Funeral Food (Director), Dracula (Dire
is a preforming artist and choreographer based in New York City. She is
excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut as an associate choreographer in not one,
but two shows; Money Talks and Endangered! The Musical. Her other recent work includes performances in Rock N’ Roll Debauchery’s Burlesque Dreams (Off-Broadway), Zanza Steinberg’s PERŸPLEXED (Off-Broadway), and Buglisi Dance Theater’s Table of Silence (Lincoln Center). Her Choreography has been seen in The Fall (Dorothy Young Center for Preforming Arts), The Most Miserable Christmas Tree (Narrows Community Theater), and at Broadway Dance Center (2016 Performance Project).
Oliver is a freelance Stage Manager in NYC and a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Other theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Production Manager, Soho Playhouse), In the Heights (Stage Manager, NYU), and Intern at 101 Productions, where he worked on numerous shows including the 2017 Revival of Sundayin the Park with George and Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen. Many thanks to Keni, Chase, and the Company of Characters for being a great team, and to his parents, sister, and mostly his dogs for being the must supportive.
Grace is excited to make her o -Broadway debut with Endangered. Originally from Austin, TX, Grace has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Columbia University.
Visceral is newly formed theatre, lm and television production company brings together the talents of its two principals, Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka. In addition to the limited run of Midnight at e Never Get at the Provincetown Inn, Visceral Entertainment produced the original musical, Money Talks, O -Broadway, and currently manages Endangered! e Musical. Other projects in development include the musicals, e Most Miserable Christmas Tree, Pope! An Epic Musical, an audience immersive musical stage adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel, You Don’t Love Me Yet and a stage adaptation of the novel e Black Ledger, by D.G. Allen. Film and television projects include Urbn FaeryTales, a musical television series of familiar fairy tales set and lmed in modern day Brooklyn, and Prime Cuts, a lm of the darkly comic graphic novel, a teen version of the Sweeney Todd legend.
Greg casts over over a dozen equity tours a year; JUNIE B. JONES, PETE THE CAT, SEUSSICAL, and many others, for the Nation’s leading producer of family theatre, THEATREWORKS USA. Greg has also worked on several Off-Broadway musicals, including this season’s Drama Desk Nominated Hit; THE LIGHTNING THIEF, THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL. He is a proud graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and member of CSA.
Catherine Clark is thrilled to be joining the team for Endangered! Love to Keith, Mom and Dad. Off Broadway: Money Talks, The Woodsman (Lighting Design) Notes From the Field, Himself & Nora (Associate Lighting Design) Linda, Hamilton (Assistant Lighting Design) Other: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition 2017 cclarklightingdesign.com
Ann Beyersdorfer is a scenic storyteller for theater, film and opera. Her designs have been featured throughout NYC and regionally at Theater Row, The Davenport, 59E59, NYMF, Guild Hall East Hampton, Sharon Playhouse, The Hudson Theater LA, and a national tour. Select Associate Design (des. David Gallo): Jitney (Broadway-Tony Nomination), PHISH NYE Concert (Madison Square Garden), Peter Pan (Beijing), Cinderella (Moscow). annbeyersdorfer.com
Credits include The Time Machine and I Am, I Will, I Do (NYMF), Lonely, I’m Not (West of 10th), The Winter’s Tale (Amerinda), Macbeth and [gay] Cymbeline (Theatre Prometheus), The Model American, Okay, and The Coming World (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and The Fantasticks, You Can’t Take It With You, and The 39 Steps (Cider Mill Playhouse).
is a freelance sound designer and mixer based in New York City. Favorite recent credits include Little Shop of Horrors (NYU Tisch New eatre) and A New Brain (NYU CAST). firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadway: The Columnist. Off-Broadway: All the President’s Men (The Public), Troilus & Cressida (Shakespeare in the Park), Second Chance (Asst. Proj. Designer, The Public), Completeness (Asst. Proj. Designer, Playwrights Horizons), Shen Wei Dance Arts (Projections Director). Reginal: 45 Plays for 45 Presidents (MRT). Other credits include: Columbinus, Three Sisters, Ruined, Rags, Good Soul of Szechuan, Sweet Charity, Bright Lights Big City, Girl Gone & Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as multiple productions around the world.
is a multi-faceted artist, businesswoman and producer. She is the former owner of Zelda, a design house specializing in vintage inspired women’s wear and accessories. Zelda’s clients included Julia Roberts, Holly Hunter, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, among many others. In addition, Zelda apparel appeared in such TV shows as Seinfeld and Friends, and in major motion pictures including First Wives’ Club and Evita. Peri is an experienced PR and Events coordinator and producer, specializing in networking and charitable events. A former Professor and Advisor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, radio host for the In Touch Network and voice over artist, Peri is especially interested in lending her voice to inspirational spiritual projects, documentaries, poetry and storytelling.
THE ENDANGERED CLIMATE TALKBACK SERIES was coordinated by and is co-hosted by Dr. Hutner.
Sarah works in theater and higher education equity. Her directing work includes Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber, and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.
Housed in a remodeled firehouse conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan’s theatre district, the Davenport Theatre offers two unique performance spaces. The Davenport Theatre is named after Delbert Essex Davenport, a producer, publicist, author and lyricist in the early 20th century. Known for his publicity and marketing stunts (including dropping flyers out of planes), “Del,” as he was called, was a theatrical entrepreneur and the great-grandfather of theatre owner Ken Davenport.
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ENDANGERED! The Musical
were proud to host
September 10 through October 1, 2017
Immediately following performances of ENDANGERED! The Musical
as part of CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017
ENDANGERED! the Musical ran at 3PM on Sunday afternoons.