Las Casas Foundation is thrilled to welcome our panel of celebrity judges from stage, television and film to the 2016 Joci Awards. Join us on Sunday, May 1 as 25 finalists vie for over $100,000 in scholarships.
Guest judges include:
CAITLIN CARTER: Broadway Original Casts: CHICAGO (Mona, Roxie), SWING, VICTOR/VICTORIA, BELLS ARE RINGING (Olga), AIN’T BROADWAY GRAND. National and Regional: A CHORUS LINE (Cassie), CRAZY FOR YOU, MAME (Gloria Upson), GYPSY (Tessie Tura). Film/TV: RENT, CRADLE WILL ROCK, BIG EDEN, DIVORCE TEXAS STYLE, GUIDING LIGHT ONE LIFE TO LIVE, THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Graduate: N.C.S.A., Rice University.
KELSEY FOWLER: (AEA, SAG/AFTRA) BROADWAY: Bonnie & Clyde (Young Bonnie), Mary Poppins (Jane Banks), Sunday in the Park with George (Louise), Grey Gardens (Lee Bouvier). US NATIONAL TOUR: Mary Poppins (Jane Banks). TELEVISION: Mary Poppins National Commercial, The View on ABC. CD RECORDINGS: Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Bonnie & Clyde and Grey Gardens. DVD: Mary Poppins’s 45th Anniversary Edition (Special Features, Step in Time). www.kelseyfowler.com @kelseyfowlernyc
Graduate of Kent State, and Cleveland-native, has been working in regional professional theatres across the country: Westchester B’way, Gretna, Zach Scott, New Harmony, Porthouse, New Stage, Main Street Musicals Inc. and others. Some favorite credits include: Damn Yankees (Joe), The Fantasticks! (Matt), Into the Woods (Cindy’s Prince), Mr. Marmalade (Bradley), and a developing bio production, Ethel starring Carolee Carmello and Penny Fuller that premiered last fall.
Eric William Morris
Eric William Morris: Broadway: Coram Boy, Mamma Mia! Recent World Premieres: Songbird at 59E59 and Be More Chill (Original Cast Recording) at Two River Theatre. Eric frequently collaborates with composer Joe Iconis, starring in the Drama Desk Nominated Bloodsong of Love, Be More Chill, and Things To Ruin. TV/Film: “Quantico”, “Blue Bloods”, “Forever”, “Golden Boy”, “Royal Pains”, “Law and Order”, “New Amsterdam” and the feature film Trust, Greed, Bullets, & Bourbon. Other regional/Off Broadway: The Last Goodbye (Old Globe, Alex Timbers Dir.), Dog and Pony (Old Globe, Roger Rees Dir.), Talk to me Like The Rain… (Theatre Row, Matthew Lillard Dir.), White Noise (Royal George, Chicago), Empire (Lincoln Center Workshop), and Mrs. Hughes (Yale Institute for Music Theatre). ANIMUS Theatre Company Member.
KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ most recently starred opposite Zachary Levi in the Broadway production of First Date. Other Broadway credits: The Addams Family, In The Heights, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, Good Vibrations. TV: Ana Vargas on NBC’s “Smash”; also “Chasing Life,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Married,” “Gossip Girl.” www.krystacouture.com
Jennifer Ashley Tepper
Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Director of Programming at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s #1 concert venue. On Broadway, Tepper has worked on [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, and Macbeth. She’s the co-creator of the Bistro Award-winning series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, and she frequently collaborates with Joe Iconis & Family. As a writer, Tepper has authored two volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway, published by Dress Circle. JenniferAshleyTepper.com