A Grand Night for Singing Cast
Nicole Bond - Nicki is thrilled to be back performing in her 12th production with SMTC. SMTC performance highlights includes: My Fair Lady, Sondheim on Sondheim, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly!, Gypsy!, A Christmas Carol. Other performances around the valley include Sweeney Todd, The Addams Family. Thanks to David, cast and crew for another wonderful experience.
Lauren Koeritzer - Lauren currently lives in Orange County, CA, but prior to that she called Arizona home and appeared in several shows with SMTC (Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls, Grace Farrell in Annie, and That Irving Berlin Thing). She is so excited to collaborate with this talented group of performers again! Lauren has enjoyed performing in various theater and vocal engagements throughout the greater Los Angeles, pre-covid of course. She also enjoys baking, puzzles, virtual happy hours, and a good book. Love and thanks to Kayla, Mom, Dad, and Drew.
Matt Newhard - Matt is a 3rd generation Arizona native and has performed in over 50 shows across the valley, as well as an appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York. 'A Grand Night for Singing' marks his 18th appearance with SMTC, and he is proud to have been with this company since its inception. Most recently for SMTC, he was seen as The Padre in Man of La Mancha and Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Notable Credits: A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Decided (Dad - NYA Nom), The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven - NYA Nom), The Importance of Being Earnest (John Worthing), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Valentin), To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus Finch), Mary Poppins (Bert - NYA Nom), Hello Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl), Les Misérables (Valjean), Lend Me a Tenor (Max), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Cabaret (Emcee), Dial 'M' for Murder (Tony), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin - Zoni Nom), Annie (Rooster - Zoni, NYA Nom), Oliver! (Fagin), Carousel (Enoch Snow), Peter Pan (Mr. Darling\Hook - Zoni), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Andre - Zoni), Oklahoma! (Jud Fry - Zoni Nom, Ali Hakim - Zoni Nom), Ragtime (Houdini), Jekyll & Hyde (Utterson), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney, Anthony - Zoni). "Love to Lindsay, Finn, and Sawyer!"
Estrella Paloma Para - Estrella is thrilled to be performing with SMTC again! She was last seen in Man of la Mancha (Housekeeper) with SMTC. Previous credits: South Pacific (Bloody Mary) at Herberger Theatre Center, The King and I (Royal Wife) at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma Sarah) at Hale Center Theatre. She'd like to thank her friends and family for their love and support. Always for Belita. IG: @stardovegirl
Josh Pike - Josh is a 16 year old Junior at Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics where he studies voice and musical theater. His most recent roles include Marius in Les Miserable (NYA nom), Lefou in Beauty and the Beast (AriZoni nom), and Dickon in Secret Garden (NYA nom). He has been acting and singing around the valley since he was 6 years old. In 2018, he received an NYA award for Jr Artist of the Year for his roles in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Zebulon), Annie Jr. (Rooster), Aladdin Jr (Aladdin), Seussical (Jojo), and TLTW&TW (Tumnus). He is so happy to be back performing with Scottsdale Musical Theater Company and is grateful for the opportunity!
Adrian Ward, Jr. - Adrian was born and raised in Memphis, TN and moved to Arizona in 2012. He graduated form the University of Tennessee with a BFA and concentration in Theatre. He has experience with stage combat in addition to his singing and dancing talents. Recently he's been developing the Drama ministry with his church. A Grand Night for Singing will be Adrian's first show with Scottsdale Musical Theater Company in hopes of many more!