Michael is the former Artistic Director of Broadway Bound Orange County, the Star Theatre Company in Oceanside, The Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano, and Carbondale Repertoire Theatre in Pennsylvania. He has directed and cast well over 100 productions nationwide from NYC to SoCal. As a performer he appeared in 7 Broadway/National Tours including The Phantom of the Opera and Joseph. As the casting director for GPTCo, Michael cast our inaugural production of A Man of No Importance, which won the StageSceneLA Award for Best Ensemble. Michael now resides in Scottsdale, AZ, but frequents LA as often as possible and telecommutes for GPTCo anytime we need him!
(Music Director) Corey is an LA Drama Critics Circle award winner and LA Weekly Award nominee for GPTCo’s A Man of No Importance. A sought-after musical director and pianist in Southern California, this is Corey’s 16th musical production collaboration with Janet Miller. A graduate of The Juilliard School (BM Composition) and the University of Southern California (Adv. Cert. Scoring for Film and TV), Corey is a commissioned composer/arranger, assistant conductor for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, Adjunct Professor of Voice for the Theater and Dance program at CSUF, and Music Director and Vocal Coach for Disney. Recent MD credits include The Addams Family and The Full Monty (3D Theatricals), and The Pajama Game (Musical Theatre Guild).
Kate has stage managed on 3 continents and performed all manner of stagecraft wizardry across the United States. Educated at Northwestern University and California State University, Fullerton, she currently resides in Southern California where she has served as stage manager for many local theater companies.
Kate tours internationally as stage manager with Wiesenthal. She is the Production Manager for the Whittier Center Theatre. Her favorite lighting designs include A Man of No Importance, The Fantasticks, Seussical- the Musical, Man of La Mancha, The Tempest, and The Nutcracker.
(Board President, Company Principal as Marketing Director) Kimberly started her marketing career in the arts, first working at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa before its opening season in 1986, and later serving as Director for a summer music festival in San Diego County. When the arts hit hard times economically in the late 1980s, Kimberly migrated her marketing skills to Silicon Valley, eventually founding a technology marketing firm which she and her three partners grew to 90-person consultancy. She sold her stake in that business and, after a few left turns, ended up back in arts marketing. Kimberly has a BA in Music from Duke University, an MA in Music from CSULB, and she played the lead in Annie Get Your Gun her senior year in high school.
Janet is the 2016 recipient of the LADCC Joel Hirschhorn Award for Career Achievement in Musical Theater. Her original choreography was showcased Off-Broadway in The Marvelous Wonderettes, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination. TMW has garnered Janet numerous accolades, and she was fortunate to choreograph the European Premiere of Wonderettes in Milan, Italy. GPTCo is celebrating their four-year anniversary at HFF! Under Janet’s direction, Good People has six productions under their belt—A Man of No Importance, Barrymore (2x) The Fantasticks, Closer Than Ever, and Marry Me A Little. The shows have been well received by both critics and spectators, garnering wonderful notices, as well as inclusion in year-end roundups, award nominations and wins, with Barrymore receiving an Ovation nomination for Best Actor. In 2015, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awarded Janet the Joel Hirschhorn Award for a career of “outstanding contributions to musical theater.” Janet holds a B.A. in musical theatre-CSUN, an M.A. in theatre-CSULA and, Dec. 2016, an M.F.A in TVFT-CSULA. Ms. Miller is a proud member of SDC.
Jared Reed (Melvin Ferd the Third / The Toxic Avenger) is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this Fringe First cast of The Toxic Avenger. A grad of Cal State Northridge and Fringe first-timer, favorite roles include Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls, George in The Drowsy Chaperone, Younger Brother in Ragtime, Jesus in Godspell, and Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He would like to thank his friends and family for the endless support, and to those who made it possible to do this show.
Danny Fetter (Black Dude) is honored to be joining the “Good People” family for this production. Some of his favorite credits include The Lion King (Broadway), Caroline or Change, RENT, Tracers, Intimate Apparel, and The Steadfast. He would like to thank The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for enhancing his confidence, and his family and friends for their amazing support. He hopes you enjoy this outrageously “hot toxic” rocking show!
Recent credits include the LA/OC Premiere of Dogfight (Marcy), Kiss Me Kate (Lois/Bianca), Smoke on the Mountain (Denise Sanders), Cabaret (Kit Kat Girl/Two Ladies), and Xanadu (Clio/Kira). Kim is also a classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist, a visual artist, and an animator. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, Kim is a graduate of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. @kim.dalton
Wesley Tunison (White Dude) is amped to be doing one of his dream roles! Off-Broadway: Freckleface Strawberry, Angelina Ballerina, Wanda’s Monster, Trouble!. Williamstown Theatre Festival: Mad Forest, The Dixon Family Album. New York: Zombie Wedding, Boys Of Summer, Hip Hop High. TV: “Vinyl” (HBO), “Game Shakers” (Nickelodeon), “Hey Girl” (MTV). Film: Eugenia and John, 8:46. @wesleytunison, www.wesleytunison.com