James Marsters is an actor, singer and songwriter who first found international fame playing punk-goth Brit vampire Spike in the critically acclaimed American TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the equally popular spin-off Angel. Film roles include live action film Dragon Ball, romantic love story P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Kathy Bates, USA Original true-crime film Cool Money, independent thriller Shadow Puppets, Winding Roads, The House On Haunted Hill and Chance with Buffy co-star Amber Benson.
The Californian actor, who grew up in Modesto, has also played Brainiac in TV’s Smallville and guest starred in Without A Trace, Millennium, Andromeda, The Mountain, Saving Grace, Caprica and most recently Warehouse 13, Supernatural and Hawaii Five-O. James’s voiceover talents can be found portraying Lex Luthor on the DVD release of Superman: Doomsday and he continues to read for the very popular Dresden Files books on tape series. He has received numerous nominations and awards, including the Spacey Award, the Saturn Award, the Cinescape Face of the Future Award, the Golden Satellite Award, and the Teen Choice Award.
James attended New York’s prestigious Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre and spent 10 years doing stage work before moving to LA to work in film and television. He worked in Chicago’s famous Goodman Theater and also set-up and ran companies in Chicago and Seattle. One of his early television appearances was as a hotel bellhop in the television series Northern Exposure. James is also a singer songwriter and has enjoyed sell-out concerts in America, Canada, Australia and Europe with his band Ghost of the Robot. He also has two solo albums, Civilized Man and Like A Waterfall.
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Andy Richardson is a stage actor, singer, and dancer who was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has been performing on stage since he was eight years old. In 2007, Andy got his big break when he flew up to NYC to audition for New York City Center’s summer production of Gypsy and he booked the job. The highly acclaimed production, directed by Arthur Laurents and starring Patti LuPone, became the catalyst for Andy’s start on Broadway. In the fall of 2007, he made his Broadway debut as Danny Who in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and in March 2008, he and the rest of the New York City Center Gypsy cast transferred to Broadway.
When his run ended at Gypsy, Andy returned to San Antonio and resumed his life as a normal teenager in eighth grade. In May 2011, Andy auditioned for and booked the world premiere production of Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. After a very successful limited run at Paper Mill in the fall of 2011, Newsies transferred to Broadway in March 2012 and Andy was fortunate to transfer with it in the role he originated, Romeo, and as a Crutchie understudy.
In March 2013, Andy was promoted to his first principal role when he was chosen as the Crutchie replacement. He continued to perform in Newsies until the show closed on Broadway in August 2014. Andy is currently performing as Crutchie in the North American Tour of Newsies. Andy is a student at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study studying Musical Theatre and American Sign Language.
Conceiving music that can range from acoustically intimate or ethnically eccentric to a grand, adventurous orchestral excursion able to traverse the globe, Tulsa-born composer Greg Edmonson is a unique musical voice in Hollywood, one that has experienced widespread acclaim in the diverse worlds of film, television and video games.
Greg Edmonson’s talent on the guitar first brought him to Los Angeles, where his work as a session player led to composing as the next step in his musical journey. Studying the craft with the renowned Dr. Albert Harris, Greg landed his first scoring gigs for the hallowed TV animation company Hanna Barbera. His work for the medium caught the attention of one its most in-demand composers, and soon Greg was working alongside multiple Emmy-winner Mike Post on hit series such as “L.A. Law,” “Quantum Leap,” “Wiseguy” and “Cop Rock”. An Emmy nomination for one of Greg’s songs served as proof that he had found his niche and was on the scene to stay.
Greg’s next taste of success came on Mike Judge’s long-running animated series, “King of the Hill.” For that edgy comedy Greg created a satirical American sound that combined Texas guitar with an orchestra – music that could be as humorous as it was heartfelt. He followed that ride by developing the distinctive sound of Joss Whedon’s revered sci-fi show “Firefly,” conjuring a unique orchestral Americana style that artfully integrated such culturally diverse instruments as the dobro, duduk, and saz.