Broadway Theatre Cruises Stars
Norb Joerder (Director/Choreographer). Mr. Joerder’s work can be seen from Broadway, to regional theatres across America, to European and International productions. He reunited Robert Goulet and “Camelot” for a critically acclaimed revival on Broadway and a record breaking national tour. He also staged the Richard Harris International “Camelot” that toured Australia and Europe. In New York, he has directed and choreographed revivals of “Forty Second Street”with Jerry Orbach and Tammy Grimes; “La Cage Aux Folles” with Gene Barry and LeRoy Reemes; “Gypsy” with Lanie Kazan; “Guys and Dolls” with Vic Damone; “The Music Man” with John Schneider; “Annie Get Your Gun” with AndreaMcArdle and “My Fair Lady” with Michael Moriarty. Regionally, he has worked for “Theatre Under The Stars” in Houston, Texas; “The Fifth AvenueTheatre” in Seattle, Washington; “Theatre of the Stars” at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia; and “Music Fair Productions” in New York and Pennsylvania. He also has staged over 25 musicals for “The Jupiter Theatre” in Jupiter, Florida; and for Richard Akins Productions. He received the Carbonell Award for Excellence in Theatre in Southern Florida, for which he was nominated over twelve times!
Eden Espinosa is most recognized for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked.” She has also performed the role of the green witch in both Los Angeles and San Francisco to critical acclaim. Other musical theater accomplishments include originating the title character in “Brooklyn the Musical” from the original workshop through its Broadway run, starring as Flora in the Reprise Theater Company’s production of “Flora the Red Menace,” and playing Maureen in the closing company of “Rent,” the final performance of which was filmed live for Sony, and is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Currently, Eden is performing at live concert venues throughout the U.S. to celebrate the release of her award winning debut solo album Look Around.Available on iTunes, Amazon, and www.edenespinosa.com.
Lee Roy Reams
Lee Roy Reams won critical acclaim as Roger DeBris in the First National Tour of Mel Brooks' musical hit, The Producers (Carbonell Award and Washington DC's prestigious Helen Hayes Award).
Columnist Liz Smith calls him "Broadway's Darling" and the New York Times hails him as "Broadway's song and dance man nonpareil" because of his leading roles in David Merrick's legendary 42nd Street (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Albin/ZaZa in La Cage Aux Folles, Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly! & Henry Spofford in Lorelei (both starring Carol Channing), Duane Fox in Applause starring Lauren Bacall, Will Parker in Richard Rodgers' revival of Oklahoma!, Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity starring Gwen Verdon, and An Evening With Jerry Herman. Favorite regional theatre roles include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Toddy in Victor/Victoria, Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Phil Davis in White Christmas. On Broadway, he directed Hello, Dolly! (Tony Nomination/Best Revival) and An Evening With Jerry Herman. He also directed Anything Goes starring Chita Rivera and productions of Hello, Dolly! starring Madeline Kahn, JoAnne Worley, Michelle Lee, and Nicole Crosille in Paris. He is also the resident director of Theatre Guild's Theatre at Sea whose stars include Patricia Neal, Gena Rowlands, Rosemary Harris, Zoe Caldwell, Ed Asner, Cliff Robertson, Eli Wallach, and Anne Jackson among others. Favorite television appearances include: Jerry Herman at the Hollywood Bowl (PBS and Bravo), Showboat (PBS), In Performance at the White House (PBS), three Tony Award Shows, Night of 100 Stars II, and The Tonight Show.Concerts and Cabaret have taken him to the White House and around the world: Venice's Teatro La Fenice, Brazil's Manaus Opera House, The Istanbul Hilton, New York's Carnegie Hall (New York Pops and Cincinnati Pops), New York's Town Hall, Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center (Key West Pops), London's Palladium, Manhattan's Firebird Cafe, and Rockefeller Center's Rainbow & Stars (Bistro Award).
He's had the honor of performing for four U.S. Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush and Bill Clinton.Mr. Reams is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, CCM/University of Cincinnati.