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"Bringing people together for the purpose of shining their lights"

ROCK OF AGES Hollywood, BAZ: Star Crossed Love, Eva Peron in EVITA (San Diego Rep), Anna (FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION).  Most recently  co-produced "Seasons of Love" Pandemic Edition (YouTube) and developed/ produced/ directed  AMBUSH CABARET. 

MARISA MATTHEWS

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / HOST
 

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TIANNA COHEN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 
 

Tianna is an actress, singer, host, and producer hailing from Ventura, CA. Select regional credits include THE SOUND OF MUSIC at McCoy/Rigby, MAMMA MIA (Sophie), CARRIE (Carrie), and THE STRANGER THINGS: LA EXPERIENCE (Eleven). In addition to her work on stage, Tianna has lent her voice to spots with Amazon Business and annually produces a summer concert series in Chicago at The Forge: Lemont Quarries Amphitheater. Catch Tianna in the stands and down in the dirt with Monster Jam 2024.

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ANTHONY MARKUS

CREATIVE CONSULTING PRODUCER
 

Anthony Markus earned his breakthrough into motion pictures after having played significant roles behind various productions within the realm of digital media. With over 15 years of "on set" experience (having worked nearly every position below-the-line) he's transitioned into an above-the-line role where he continues to flourish as a respected producer and writer.

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NATALIE WEISS

Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular series, "Breaking Down The Riffs®”. RECORDINGS: The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, The Incredibles 2, tracks by Jason Robert Brown, Scott Alan, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Joey Contreras, Kooman & Dimond.  BROADWAY: Everyday RAPTURE (u/s Menonettes), OFF-BROADWAY: Emojiland (Construction Worker), NATIONAL TOURS: Les Miserables (swing), Wicked (ensemble/u/s Elphaba). REGIONAL: Into The Woods (The Witch), Ghost (Molly) and Chess (Florence).  TV: American Idol Season 4. EDUCATION: BFA IN musical theatre from Penn State University. She loves coaching and mentoring performers from all over the world.

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ANTHONY GARGIULA

Anthony Gargiula is a singer and songwriter from Albany, New York. Anthony first appeared on national TV when he sang on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at age 7. Following several appearances on Ellen’s show, Anthony also performed live on NBC's Today Show (If you know, you know.) After continuing toperform throughout his childhood, he become a standout contestant on the final season of FOX's "The Four" in 2018, and more recently, performed on FOX’s “I Can See Your Voice” in January of this year. Anthony has built a highly-engaged social media following of 4M+ followers across Instagram and TikTok, and 80M+ views on his YouTube channel. His audience vastly expanded after Anthony posted a cover of Gnarls Barkey's hit, "Crazy," which CeeLo Green reacted to on TikTok. Anthony also co-created one of the most recognizable music series on TikTok, collaborating with artists like Tori Kelly, Teddy Swims, Darren Criss, Jesse McCartney, and more in “the kitchen corner” with fellow musician, Jonathan Tilkin. He is set to release the first single from his upcoming project, Trophy Case, on March 22.

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JULES BRAVE

Jules Brave is a pop singer/songwriter from NYC! She always thought she would only write songs with and for other artists, but then the icon-beltress-extraordinaire Natalie Weiss aka NFW (Natalie F****ing Weiss LOL), posted clips from Jules' lessons on her social media; Natalie's fans rallied around Jules and encouraged her to release her pop/r&b bops and pop singer-songwriter ballads as an artist. Since then, Jules' artist project has garnered 3M+ streams on Spotify, and she has written with some of her favorite artists and friends, including Ryan Nealon, David Archuleta, Anthony Gargiula, Jonathan Tilkin, Jamie Miller and BLÜ EYES. Her songs have been praised by her heroes such as Sara Bareilles, Meghan Trainor, and Kristin Chenoweth, and have been featured on Spotify editorial playlists such as sad hour, soda, New Pop Picks, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Pop (Best of 2022), PRIDE Out Now, and more. She is so excited to be singing with her sister vibes NFW tonight!

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KAY SIBAL

#SINGWITHNATALIEATBOURBONROOM

CONTEST WINNER

Kay Sibal is a proud Filipina American actor, singer, and musician based in Los Angeles. You may have seen her in Grumpy Monkey at Pasadena Playhouse, Spring Awakening at East West Players, The Shadow at Mix’d Emotion Theatrix, The Tempest at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Invincible at The Wallis Annenberg Center of Performing Arts, or right here at the Bourbon Room for Broadway @the’s Disney Night! Natalie Weiss is one of Kay’s biggest inspirations and it means the entire to her to be singing with her tonight

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NISSI

#SINGWITHNATALIEATBOURBONROOM

CONTEST WINNER

Nissi Vasa is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with versatility ranging from diva pop to classic rock. After finding her voice as a teenager and gaining experience singing in the church, she went on to direct college and high school acapella groups and sing back-up vocals for local artists. She hopes to continue her musical journey as opportunities come her way. 

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MICAELA MCCALL

#SINGWITHNATALIEATBOURBONROOM

CONTEST WINNER

Micaela is a singer/songwriter living in Santa Barbara, CA and teaching music to children. She was recently recruited for the 22nd season of American Idol after a video of her busking downtown went viral on TikTok. Micaela impressed the judges in her audition with a "slowed down sultry version of Signed Sealed Delivered." The next step is Hollywood Week, airing in the next month. 

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BRETT RYBACK

MUSIC DIRECTOR 
 

BRETT RYBACK is an actor, composer/lyricist, and writer. 1st National Tour: A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: Murder for Two. Regional: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Cincinnati Playhouse); History Boys (Ahmanson), Lieutenant of Inishmore (Mark Taper); Shrew!, The Prince of Atlantis, Dr. Cerberus (South Coast Rep); TV/Film: Hail, Caesar!, Modern Family, House, How I Met Your Mother. He's a recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award. Works include: "In Strange Woods: A Musical Podcast" (iHeartRadio Podcast Award nominee); Free Speech Zone (Austin Film Festival Playwriting Semifinalist); Passing Through (Goodspeed); and Nate the Great (Licensed by TRW). www.brettryback.com

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MAX WAGNER

Max Wagner is a Los Angeles-based freelance guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. In demand as a sideman, studio player, and theatre pit musician, he’s shared the stage with Broadway stars Emma Hunton, Lilli Cooper, and Tony Award-winner Lindsay Mendez, among many others. Most recently, Max was the guitarist for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s relaunched La Cage nightclub revue, Scissorhands: A Musical Tribute at the Bourbon Room Hollywood, and McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s West-Coast premiere of Mystic Pizza the Musical, as well as the subsequent tour.

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BENYN LIPSON

BENNY LIPSON Dynamic performer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and orchestrator for stage and studio. Concerts with Herbie Hancock, Idina Menzel, Ben Folds, Darren Criss, Broadway Barbara Dixon from Hollywood Bowl to Disney Hall. Creator/music director of programs for LAPhil, Center Theatre Group, CCAE Theatricals and abroad in Riyadh, KSA. Produced recordings for Pia Toscano, Bethany Joy Lenz, Loop Du Jour and more. Writes and records progressive pop music with his brother Jack, check it out www.jackbennynow.com

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GREG SADLER

Greg Sadler is a Los Angeles-based drummer who keeps a relentlessly busy schedule both in the studio and on the stage. He has provided the rhythmic foundation for GRAMMY winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Tony winners, and many more.

In the live music world, Greg recently concluded playing for Pat Benatar’s new musical, Invincible, which debuted at the Wallis Anneberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Greg has been a part of the project since it’s earliest stages and has worked closely with Pat and her husband, legendary guitarist and producer Neil Giraldo, in crafting the drum parts for the show. The last year also found Greg touring with indie duo Oliver Riot (who have racked up over 160,000,000 streams on Spotify) on their first headlining tour.

Greg has performed in six countries across three continents (and all over the U.S.) and has studied with some of the most renowned and masterful drummers on the scene today. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the six-time GRAMMY-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band in 2012. Greg also teaches privately and has coached some of the biggest names in Hollywood, helping actors prepare for on-screen drum features.

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FRANKIE ZABILKA

ENCORE! HOST
 

Originally from Chicago, Frankie graduated with a BFA from Ball State University. Select credits include SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Nigel), NEWSIES (Davey), & CINDERELLA (Jean-Michel) at 5-Star, the Nt'l tour of RUDOLPH (Hermey), and FIDDLER (Motel) in Kansas City. He previously appeared on ABC’s “REBEL” alongside Katey Sagal and on Disney+ in “CHANG CAN DUNK”. Currently, he can be seen airing in a campaign with Will Arnett. Frankie is represented by Rothman/Andrés, FSE, and Commercial Talent.

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PETE WHITE

ENCORE! PIANIST 

Originally from the UK, Pete was Music Director for the West End production of Kinky Boots, the UK and US 25th Anniversary Tours of Les Mis, and UK tours including Hairspray and Legally Blonde. He now lives in LA, and current projects include music producer for Aimie Atkinson (original cast of Six) and MD/co-orchestrator for upcoming pop musical Salem.

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