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“Submissions Only” continues Season II with Episode 5 airing January 27

Rick Miramontez  / Jaron Caldwell
rick@oandmco.com / jaron@oandmco.com



“ S U B M I S S I O N S    O N L Y ”


New York, NY – “Submissions Only,” Broadway’s favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, will continue its groundbreaking second season this month, when episode five airs on January 27.  Additional details about episode five, including plot and special guest stars, will be announced shortly.

Submissions Only” is a grassroots web sitcom that shows viewers what really goes on off stage.  Following the friendship of two theater professionals, an actress (Kate Wetherhead as Penny Reilly) and a casting director (Colin Hanlon as Tim Trull), as they try to build careers in the notoriously tricky and often absurd world of Broadway theatrics, “Submissions Only” proves there’s a whole lot of comedy in all the drama. 

The series was created by New York actors Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger in August 2010.  Now in their second season, Wetherhead serves as co-director and head writer.  Keenan-Bolger serves as co-director and editor.

The main cast of Season One included Colin Hanlon, Kate Wetherhead, Stephen Bienskie, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Max von Essen, Santino Fontana, Asmeret Ghebremichael and Anne L. Nathan.

The series has featured a glittering array of special guest stars, including Kristin Chenoweth, Chita Rivera, Cady Huffman, Michael Rupert, Danny Burstein, Rebecca Luker, Rachel Dratch, Patrick Heusinger, Mary Testa, Brad Oscar, Barbara Walsh, Hunter Bell, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford, Ann Harada, Alan Campbell, Tyler Maynard and Steve Rosen.

The production team for “Submissions Only” includes Andrew Keenan-Bolger (co-Executive Producer, Director of Photography), Kate Wetherhead (co-Executive Producers), Jeff Croiter (Supervising Producer), Neal Hunter Hyde (Coordinating Producer) and Michael Croiter/Yellow Sound Lab (Sound Editor).

For more information, visit www.submissionsonly.com.



Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Donny Rich, Director/Writer/Creator/Director of Photography/Editor).  Broadway: “Robertson Ay” in Mary Poppins, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol.  1st Nat’l Tours: “Leaf Coneybear” in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, “Max” in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mary Poppins, Ragtime.  Regional Theatre: “Crutchy” in Newsies (Papermill Playhouse), “Omar” in Disney’s Aladdin (5th Avenue Theatre), It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman (Dallas Theatre Center), High School Musical (NSMT), Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (2008 Fringe).  TV/Film: Recurring character “Christophe” on “The Naked Brothers Band” (Nickelodeon), Paramount Pictures’ “Marci X,” “One Life to Live,” a weekly commentator on FNMTV on MTV.  Readings/Workshops: “David” in Torch Song Trilogy opposite T.R. Knight (Manhattan Theatre Club), “Mike TeeVee” in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman, dir Sam Mendes), “Jesse” in Tuck Everlasting, “Hal” in Rocket Science (Playwrights Horizons).  As a filmmaker, his videos have been featured on The Huffington Post, Best Week Ever, Entertainment Weekly and PerezHilton.com.  B.F.A. from the University of Michigan.  www.AndrewKeenanBolger.com

Kate Wetherhead (Penny Reilly, Director/Writer/Creator).  Broadway: Legally Blonde: The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (original companies).  Off-Broadway: Ordinary Days, Sarah: Plain and Tall, Tatjana in Color, Cam Jansen, WOOD, Spidermusical.  Regional: Cabaret (Sally Bowles, Dallas Theater Center), James and the GIant Peach, Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas (Goodpseed Opera House), Steel Magnolias (Paper Mill Playhouse), It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman! (Dallas Theater Center), The Spitfire Grill (Skylight Opera Theatre), Almost, Maine (St. Michael’s Playhouse).  Recordings: Ordinary Days, Finding Nemo: The Musical, Legally Blonde.

Series Regulars:

Stephen Bienskie (Steven Ferrell).  Stephen is currently playing the singin’ and dancin’, zaftig woman serial killer Jamie “Buffalo Bill” Gumb in off-Broadway’s Silence! The Musical.  His other credits range from hustling music demos to some of the sleaziest/heroine infested night clubs in the tri-state area to playing the final Rum Tum Tugger in CATS on Broadway.  He’s held jobs in an array of areas from Public Relations/Advertising to toilet cleaning.  Some of his favorite acting roles include: Cal in Cameron Mckintosh’s American premier of The Fix (Helen Hayes/Outstanding Leading Actor), Stan Weasel in the world premier of Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas, Buddy in The Last Session (original off-B’way), Jake in the now cult classic Zombie Prom (original off-Bway), Franny in Balm in Gileaed and Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing.  Stephen has been a singer/songwriter for several bands performing venues such as CBGB’s, The Bitter End and The Dirt Club, has made television appearances on The Sopranos, Law and Order, Law and Order/SVU and Blue Bloods.  Co-Starring film credits include Shaun in Dress Rehearsal and Steph in We Pedal Uphill.  He has also had the honor of being the opening vocalist at the ’05 Presidential Inaugural Ball*
(*does not denote party affiliation)

Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Gail Liner).  Lindsay recently starred as Robin in Lysistrata Jones on Broadway.   Other Broadway: Legally Blonde: The Musical (u/s Enid, Serena), Hairspray (u/s Penny).  Other credits include: All Shook Up (Natalie/Ed, Arvada Center), Hairspray 1st National Tour, She Loves Me (u/s Ilona, Walnut Street), Chicago (MSMT), Damn Yankees (Lola), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), West Side Story (Anita.  Yes, Anita.)  www.LindsayNicoleChambers.com

Max von Essen (Cameron Dante).  Currently playing Corrado Montelli in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Death Takes a Holiday at The Laura Pels Theatre.  Broadway: Les Misérables (revival and closing company of the original), Dance of the Vampires, and Jesus Christ Superstar.  Off-Broadway: Hello Again, Finians Rainbow, The Fantasticks and The Jerry Springer Opera (Carnegie Hall).  Tours: Xanadu, Chicago and West Side Story. TV/Film: “The Beautiful Life,” “Sex & The City 2,” “The Today Show,” numerous commercials and recordings including Finian’s Rainbow, Death Takes a Holiday, Love Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway Musicals of 1928.  More info at www.MaxvonEssen.com and follow Max on Twitter @MaxizPad.

Santino Fontana (Aaron Miller).  Roundabout: Sons of the Prophet (Joseph), The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon Montcrieff), Sunday in the Park with George (u/s George).  Broadway: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot (Tony Elliot).  Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks (original revival cast), Perfect Harmony.  Regional: title role in Hamlet (Guthrie), Hay Fever (Old Globe), Love’s Labour’s Lost, On the Verge, 9/11 Project, Once In a Lifetime (Chautauqua Theatre), As You Like It, Death of a Salesman, Six Degrees of Separation, A Christmas Carol, The Boys (Guthrie).  International: Death of a Salesman (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin).  Film: Newsworthy and the upcoming Fade to White and Nancy, Please.  Television: “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie.”  New York Stage and Film, 2010.  Sundance Theatre Lab, 2005.  Presidential Scholar in the Arts.  BFA, Guthrie/UMN Actor Training Program.

Jared Gertner (Randall Moody).  Jared is very very very happy to be joining the cast of “Submissions Only.”  Currently, he is in The Book of Mormon on Broadway!  Previous work in New York includes William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway), one of the rotating cast members in the Off-Broadway improv show Don’t Quit Your Day Job, the title role in the premiere of Corduroy (Theatreworks USA), and Henry in the premiere of the play Anatomy 1968 (Theatre Row).  Jared also created the role of Warren in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Ordinary Days, where he got to star every night opposite the amazing Kate Wetherhead!  Regionally, Jared has worked at Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Gem Theatre, The Cape Playhouse, First Stage Milwaukee, The Fulton, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, St Louis Rep, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, The Orpheum Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre Company, and as Barfee in the San Francisco and Boston sit downs of Spelling Bee.  TV/Film work includes “Ugly Betty,” “The Good Wife,” “The Suicide Auditions,” and “Between Love and Goodbye.”  Jared is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he teaches all over New York and around the country, and he can be heard on the original cast albums of The Book of Mormon and Ordinary Dayswww.JaredGertner.com

Asmeret Ghebremichael (Raina Pearl).  Currently appearing in The Book of Mormon on Broadway.  Broadway: Elf, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Pilar), Spamalot, Wicked, Footloose.  Off-Broadway: In the Heights (Drama Desk Award).  Film/TV: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Red Hook, The Drumer, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” (MTV), “As the World Turns,” “Law & Order: Trial By Jury.”  B.S. in Communications from NYU.  Valedictory speaker of graduating class.  Follow Asmeret on Twitter: @asmeretyemane

Colin Hanlon (Tim Trull).  ABC Modern Family (Guest Star/Steven) Broadway/Off-Broadway credits include: Wicked 1st National Tour (Fiyero), Rent, The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic) and I Love You Because (Austin, CD on PS Classics).  Recently Colin was Luke in the regional premier of Next Fall at St. Louis Rep.  He played Warren in Michael Mayer’s On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (New York Stage & Film).  He’s worked at KC Rep, Westport Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Cape Cod Theatre Festival, and the O’Neill Theatre Center.  Syracuse BFA Drama graduate.

Jeffrey Kuhn (Andy Edmond).  Jeffrey has appeared on Broadway as Clown 1 in Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, as Gisuseppe Zangara in the Tony award winning production of Assassins, as Boq in Wicked, as Sir Bedevere in Monty Python’s Spamalot and in the original company of Ragtime.  Off Broadway, he appeared in the Playwrights Horizons concert stage of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s Floyd Collins.  Other selected theatre work includes Adam in the regional premiere of Next Fall (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The Pavilion (Cincinnati Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet (The Shakespeare Theatre), Howard Korder’s Sea of Tranquility (The Old Globe), A.R. Gurney’s The Fourth Wall (Alliance Theatre), I Am My Own Wife (Stageworks/Hudson), Dirty Blonde (Cincinnati Playhouse), the world premiere of The Story of My Life (CanStage, Dora award nomination), Love Labour’s Lost, Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Illusion, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy, Zazu in the Canadian premiere company of The Lion King and Gregor in George F. Walker’s Nothing Sacred, a role he later reprised for CBC Television.

Production Team:

Jeff Croiter (Supervising Producer).  Lighting Design credits include: Newsies; Peter and the Starcatcher; The Pee-wee Herman Show; Silence The Musical; Next Fall; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway; Meet Vera Stark; Side Effects; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Knickerbocker; Family Guys Sings; Jerry Springer The Opera; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Almost, Maine; Streamers; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Garland Concert at Carnegie Hall; and Jennifer Muller The Works.

Michael Croiter/Yellow Sound Lab (Sound Editor and Mixing Engineer / Original Music / Producer).  Michael Croiter is the owner of Yellow Sound Lab, currently serving as the musical home of Sesame Street, on which Michael plays drums and percussion, and is the music editor and mixing engineer (2011 Emmy nomination.  His other past and present clients include: Disney’s Johnny and The Sprites (2007 Emmy Nomination), ABC’s One Life To Live (2010 Emmy Award), and PBS’s The New Electric Company (2010 Emmy Award).  His mixing and producing experience includes dozens of films, documentaries, national commercials and albums.  As a musician, Michael serves as music director and drummer/guitarist for Chita Rivera, associate music director and drummer for Alan Cumming, drummer for Spender Day on his 2010 Vagabond Tour, and he recently performed with Florence and the Machine on Letterman.  He was the drummer for Broadway’s Avenue Q for 6 years and currently performs with Million Dollar Quartet and Mary Poppinswww.YellowSoundLab.com  / www.YellowSoundLabel.com

Neal Hunter Hyde (Coordinating Producer).  Best known for his rendition of Andrew Byrne’s Taylor (A Response) on YouTube (a parody of Marcy & Zina’s Taylor the Latte Boy).  Regional Credits include: Reefer Madness (Jimmy Harper), The Pirates of Penzance (The Pirate King), Hello Again (The Young Thing), Tom Jones (Tom Jones), Forever Plaid (Frankie), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #1), The Laramie Project, Some Enchanted Evening, Joseph … Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Chicago, The Full Monty, Gypsy, Footloose, The Who’s Tommy, and two productions each of Dollywood’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Evita and Godspell.  Recordings Include: Angela Covington’s That’s Life, Merry Merry Showtunes and Reflections of the Son: The Michele Miree Smith Songbook.  In addition to performing, Neal also has his own production company NH² (formerly WAMmedia Productions) providing promotional tools, videography and social media consultation for independent artists and performers as well as arts organizations and theatre companies. www.NealHunterHyde.com

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