MICHAEL LAMASA (Bette Griddler, author) is a New York-based actor, writer, and wise-guy. For those three hot dishes (Pam, Bette, and Mabel), Michael has written "The Original Hell's Kitchenettes," "Christmas at the Loose Caboose," as well as "The Wonderful World of the Hell's Kitchenettes," based off an original concept conceived alongside partners (in crime), Darius Rose and James Mills. Recent New York theatre credits include Dorothy in "That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody," Off-Broadway at the DR2 Theatre. Regional credits include "Singing’ in the Rain" (Don Lockwood), "Forever Plaid" (Sparky), "Bye Bye Birdie" (Albert), as well as the National Tour of Susan Stroman’s "Bullet’s Over Broadway" (Assistant Director). As a writer, Michael's political and comedic essays have been published on The Huffington Post and his theatrical work has been seen across New York as well as The Gem Theatre in Garden Grove, California, and the Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria, Arizona. Michael’s cabaret personality, Dottie Maraschino, recently starred in her own show at The Laurie Beechman Theater as well as A.R.T. in NYC (The Dottie Maraschino Show) directed and Choreographed by Tony nominee, Randy Skinner, with musical arrangements by David Caldwell. Michael is also an original collaborator and part of the original concept cast of "Gotta Getta Girl," a three-person MGM Movie Musical Comedy which premiered as part of the NYMF Developmental Series in 2011.
DARIUS ROSE (Mabel Syrup) is best known to New York City as Miss Jackie Cox, and to Laurie Beechman audiences as the lovable genie from the hit show "I Dream of Jackie" and its sequels "Jackie' Nightmare" and "Jackie's Winter Wish;" "Jackie and Chelsea's High School Reunion" (with fellow Glam winner Chelsea Piers); as well as from her numerous collaborations with NYC Drag Star Paige Turner ("Paige Turner's Christmas Carol," "Make America Gay Again," "You Don't Own Me"). Darius and Jackie initially burst onto the NYC drag scene in 2010 as 1st Runner-Up in the first season of New World Stages "So You Think You Can Drag?" competition and went on to win the 8th and final season as a returning All-Star. Jackie has headlined her own shows off-Broadway in NYC ("Jackie Cox: Westward Ho" and "Just Jackie!" at New World Stages) and beyond ("Jackie Cox: I had it in me!" at the Theatre Out in Orange County, CA, "Chelsea Piers: Gypsies" at the Crown and Anchor of Provincetown, MA). Television Credits include ABC's "What Would You Do?", Fusion's "Shade: Queens of NYC", and multiple appearances on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", winning the title of "Real Queen of Beverly Hills" for his impersonation of TV personality and Depends undergarment spokeswoman, Lisa Rinna.
JAMES MILLS (Pam Cakes) has previously appeared alongside Jackie Cox and Paige Turner in Paige Turner's Christmas Carol at the Laurie Beechman Theater. James is an established character actor and stage director based in New York City. He is known for "channeling" leading ladies such as Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, and Ann Miller. As an internationally renowned “patter man,” James has performed in all 13 of the surviving Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas either in NYC, on tour across the country, or in Canada and the UK, including star turns as the Major General in Pirates of Penzance and Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.S Pinafore. He is New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players 2019-20 recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Achievement and can be seen as the Lord Chancellor in the upcoming production of Iolanthe at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse this October. In addition to performing, James is on staff as Stage Director at the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA and serves on the National Honorary Committee of Alumni.
DAVID CALDWELL (Orchestrator/Musical Director) Music director of "Forbidden Broadway" since 2004. He composed music and lyrics for "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" and "Uh-Oh Here Comes Christmas," both based on the writing of Robert Fulghum. He also composed music for Fulghum's novel "Third Wish." Recently he composed music for "Gotta Getta Girl," with lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and orchestrated and musically directed for Dottie Maraschino and The Stems, created alongside collaborator Michael LaMasa. He conducted the American premiere of Stephen Schwartz's "Children of Eden." He recently music-directed "Murder For Two" Off-Broadway, as well as two shows in China, with Inner Mongolian authors and casts. He arranged and orchestrated Marvin Hamlisch's song "I'm Really Dancing" for Career Transitions for Dancers' 25th Anniversary Gala, featuring Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth. He is interviewed at length in Oliver Sacks' book about music and the brain, "Musicophilia."