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Nick Bombicino (Orsino) recently moved to NYC after living in England for the past year and a half where he obtained a Masters degree in acting at the Birmingham School of Acting. While he misses expatriating, he is enjoying (re)starting life on this side of the pond. Some of his recent credits include Alfred “Bosie” Douglas in Somdomite: The Loves of Oscar Wilde (Sidekick productions), Charles Dickens in The Raven Doesn't Talk
(Dreamcatcher Entertainment), Branwell Brontë in We Are Three Sisters and Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband (Birmingham School of Acting). Before running away to England for his graduate studies, he studied theatre and Italian at Ithaca College.
Daniella Benavides (Maria) is very excited to be joining Hudson Shakespeare for the first time! She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College as well as attended the British American Drama Academy. Favorite past credits: The Maids, The Glass Menagerie, Love's Labours Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear and Antigone. She sends love and appreciation to her Mom, Dad, Nichol and Sammy for their continual love and support in all her endeavors.
Alex Etling: (Feste/Antonio) - Alex couldn't be more grateful to be making his Shakespearean debut with such a talented and creative cast! Alex is a NYC-based actor who moved to the city to pursue his craft after graduating with his BFA in Acting from Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh. Favorite roles include "Blick" in William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life, and "Alex" in Douglas Carter Beane's The Little Dog Laughed, a role for which Alex won "Best Featured Actor of 2009" by OutOnline. Many thanks to James, Hudson Shakespeare, fellow cast, and Kiley, Olive, and family for their much-appreciated support www.alexetling.com
Noelle Fair (Viola) is thankful to James and Jon for allowing her the opportunity to play this role which she has coveted for so long. Truly grateful. She recently produced a Titus adaptation called Maryr’d Signs (Tamora) which was part of the Planet Connection Festival. Noelle directed last year’s August Steampunk Macbeth tour and appeared as Katherine of Aragon in Henry VIII. Prior to that Noelle did a two year stint in the UK where she received her MFA from the University of Exeter and got to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and perform at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Emily DeSena (Olivia) received her BFA in Acting from Florida International University and studied with an array of master teachers at The Actor's Movement Studio in New York. Her favorite roles include Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy (Vagina Monologues with Eve Ensler), Skye Lotus (Hair), and Dottie (Noises Off). Emily is also a Reiki Master (ommm) and is very proud to be returning to Hudson Shakespeare this summer! To learn more visit: www.emilyfrail.com.
James Masciovecchio (Director) is thrilled to be directing this years opening production of Twelfth Night. Primarily an Actor, James has been Directing & Assistant Directing for a few years and is excited to be making his full length debut. Previous directing credits include Tom Stoppard's Another Moon Called Earth. John Patrick Shanley's The Red Coat. As well as a staged reading of the movie CLUE. He would like to thank Jon & Noelle for this opportunity, as well as his cast for all their hard work! Thanks as well to his family, and Daniella!
James Ross (Sebastian) is a recent Graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. James couldn't be happier in his first Shakespeare production playing Sebastian in Twelfth Night. His latest projects have been playing a Private in an instructional Army Video, and a supporting role in a Columbia University production of Ivanov. In his free time James is a musician having exceptional skills in saxophone and clarinet, and he also records pop/hiphop music as a singer.
Jorge I. Sánchez (Malvolio) is an actor from Puerto Rico. He’s an ensemble member at Wombat Theatre Co., where he’s played Harold Dobbs in Proof and Christian de Neuvillette in Cyrano de Bergerac. He also co-founded Savvy Theatre Works with his high school drama teacher, playing Zip Zap Zop and making tableaus with Mexican children in the Chihuahua desert for six years and counting. For info onboth, isit http://www.wombattheatre.org/ and http://www.savvytheatreworks.org Jorge has a degree from NYU in Media Studies and Dramatic Literature, Theatre History, & Cinema, if you care for such things. This is his first production with Hudson.
Bradley J Sumner (Toby Belch) has been performing on-stage in New York and across the country for over a decade. Favorite performances include roles in: The Bear,Where's My Money?, Clue?, King Henry VIII, I Do Wonder, Twelfth Night, Twelve Angry Men, The Fox on the Fairway, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet,The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Winter's Tale, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, God of Carnage, and Sicilian Limes. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Theatre Arts.