Gerard Canonico (Brett) most recently originated the role of The Pauper in the Off-Broadway production of The Prince and the Pauper . Gerard has starred on Broadway as Gavroche in Les Miserables and Jonathan in A Christmas Carol in 2000 and 2001. He toured with Chita Rivera in Casper the Musical and performed at The Paper Mill Playhouse as Louis in The King and I . Gerard has appeared on television as Jake in The Education of Max Bickford and has performed on The Today Show and Good Morning America . Gerard can be heard on the original Off-Broadway cast recording of The Prince and the Pauper and on CD's by The Broadway Kids . Thanks to Super Agent Barry Kolker.
UPDATE -- When Gerard left CLTG he returned to high school full-time where he was involved in the chorus, school plays and musicals. He also started focusing on his music again and his band "Taking Chances" took form and they just released their first CD. Gerard writes, sings, and plays guitar on the CD. He can also play drums. The band can be heard on MySpace and soon will be available on I-Tunes. In senior year, Gerard was cast in the new Broadway show, "Spring Awakening" where he has spent the last year and a half. The show won 8 Tony Awards last year including Best Musical and he will be taking over the lead role of Moritz on Aug. 4th.
Evan Daves (Kicker) is thrilled to be part of the cast of Children's Letters to God . He was most recently seen as Little Guido in the Broadway production of Nine ; prior to that he performed the role of "Nathan" in the Broadway National Tour of The Full Monty . Other Broadway credits include "Malcolm" (u/s) in Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms , and "Scrooge at Eight" and "Tiny Tim" (u/s) in A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden . Evan has been featured in several demo recordings and educational films; his television credits include Good Day New York and The Today Show . He was a member & soloist of the St. Bartholomew's Choristors and participated in their Carnegie Hall performances and England tour. Evan attends PPAS, a performing arts middle school in NYC. Much love and thanks to family, to agent Barry Kolker and to God.
Jimmy Dieffenbach (Theo) 12 years old, performed the role of The Pauper for over a year in the Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper at The Lamb's Theatre. Other credits: The Little Boy in Ragtime (at North Shore Music Theatre); Oliver! (Helen Hayes PAC); The King and I; readings of Stephen Schwartz's Captain Louie (Title Role); and Tock Tick . Cast recordings: Toby and the Big Top ( Toby ); Captains Courageous ( Harvey ); At the Back of the North Wind ( Diamond ); Children's Favorite Songs , and other children's CD's. He has appeared on The Early Show as well as numerous commercials and voiceovers for TV and radio. He is involved in many sports, his favorite being basketball. He is grateful to his teachers, family and friends for their guidance and support, and to God for so many blessings. Special thanks to Nancy Carson and all involved for a wonderful show!
Libbie Jacobson ( Iris ): Manhattan credits: Laura in American Girls Revue , Angie in Captain Louie (by Stephen Schwartz) staged reading and New York City Opera Children's Chorus' La Boheme and Turandot . Other recent: Norman's Ark (World Premiere) at Memorial Theatre in Montclair, NJ, Les Miserables (World Premiere, Academic Edition) and Oliver! at Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack , NY . Special thanks to Heather and Jamie at American Girls Revue , agent Nancy Carson and vocal coach Amelia DeMayo.
Sara Kapner (Joanna) most recently performed in the Fleet Boston Celebrity Series as Gertrude McFuzz with musical director Robert Kapilow. She appeared this winter in Westchester Broadway Theatre's production, Miracle on 34 th Street ( Susan Walker ). Last year she completed Broadway's run of Carol Burnett's autobiography, Hollywood Arms , directed by Harold Prince. Other professional credits include: over 70 voice-overs/ commercials, WBT's High Society ( Dinah Lord ), Equity Readings: Captain Louie (music/lyric's-Stephen Schwartz) Director Meridee Stein, Tock Tick (Director-Graciela Daniele), Interim. TV: SNL; All My Children; Comedy Central's TV Funhouse; Ditty Doodle Works and Evergirl (Web-a-sodes). All my love and appreciation to my family, Celeste Simone, Ann Ratray and Nancy Carson
UPDATE -- Sara Kapner most recently portrayed the role of "Anne" in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Delaware Theatre Company. Broadway: Carol Burnett's autobiography Hollywood Arms, directed by Hal Prince. Off Broadway: Captain Louie (Amy), Children's Letters to God (Joanna). Other credits include: Gertrude Mcfuzz and Lazy Andy Ant (Child Soprano) at Lincoln Center and The New England Conservatory of Music, Miracle on 34th St. (Susan) and High Society (Dinah) at WBT, and readings of A Little Princess (Becky), Interim (Alma) and Tock Tick (Chelsea). TV/Film credits include: SNL, All My Children, TV Funhouse and Charlie Primitive (Columbia Graduate Film). Sara will be starting at Fordham University at Lincoln Center in the fall of 2008!