Angela Sclafani’s Songbook: Live

Wednesday, June 6 | Show @ 7PM | Party @ 8:30PM

Composed & Performed by ANGELA SCLAFANI
Directed by BEN SALUS
Music Director & Keys DAN GARMON
Drums JESSIE LINDEN
Guitar GABE MERIZALDE
Bass LLOYD KIKOLER
Saxophone TYLER KION
Produced by LI KENNEDY
Featuring JESSE WEIL, DAISY CARNELIA, NICOLE WEISS, MATT RODIN, ADRIENNE ELLER, MONICA RAMIREZ, ALEXIS FLOYD

Joined by a full band and special guest singers, effervescent songwriter/performer, Angela Sclafani, lights up the ANT Fest Lounge with the lush sounds and female-centered stories of her folk-pop songbook.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

ANGELA SCLAFANI (Creator/Performer) Off-Broadway: Single Rider. Select theater: Kansas City Choir Boy (ART, CTG), The Other Side of Paradise (Ars Nova), The Daughters (NYU); Workshops/Readings: The Flamingo Kid, Agent 355, Burn All Night. Awards/Residencies: 2018 Richie Jackson Artist Fellow, The Orchard Project Greenhouse, 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist. BFA, NYU Tisch. angelasclafani.com.

BEN SALUS (Director) is proud to be making his Ars Nova debut. Ben is currently performing in Single Rider Off-Broadway. BFA: Boston University. @bensalus / ben-salus.com.

LI KENNEDY (Producer) is a Scottish NYC-based producer. Recent projects include Beloved/Departed, Spaceman (The Wild Project), KareHouse (Joe’s Pub), Sad Indie Love Song (Fridge Festival), The Dudley’s! (HERE). Li is a Producing Resident at MTF and Line Producer at Hypokrit Theatre Company.

DAN GARMON (Piano/Music Director/Arranger/Orchestrator) Upcoming: The Bad Years (Kerrigan-Lowdermilk), Rosie Revere (Theatreworks USA). Select NYC MD credits: Irving Berlin, American (Lyrics & Lyricists @ 92Y), Cleopatra (TNC), The Cadaver Synod (NYMF), The Other Side of Paradise (Ars Nova). Dangarmon.com.

DAISY CARNELIA (Performer) is passionate about the development of new work and is excited to be a part of ANT Fest! National tours: Elf (Jovie), Rosie Revere: Engineer (Rosie). Kerrigan & Lowdermilk’s The Bad Years (Rachel). Proud Circle in the Square school grad! castdaisy.com.

ADRIENNE ELLER (Performer) is so grateful to Angela for letting her sing her incredible music. They became friends singing a capella together at NYU. Adrienne’s theater credits include the first national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, NSMT and the Walnut Street Theater.  

ALEXIS FLOYD (Performer) Off-Broadway: Single Rider. Other recent credits include Honey Dipped Apocalypse Girls (Kraine Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (The Brick), Mitad Del Mundo (LaMama) and Freedom Riders (54Below). BFA, Carnegie Mellon. @alexisgfloyd.

MONICA RAMIREZ (Performer) Off-Broadway: A Never-Ending Line. TV: Elementary. Readings: Superhero (Tom Kitt, John Logan), Dave (Tom Kitt, Nell Benjamin, Thomas Meehan), One House Two House (Jeff Rake). Proud alumna of Ball State University. @monicatuliaramirez.

MATT RODIN (Performer) envisions a world in which every person feels safe to be their truest self. Everything he does is an effort to tap into people’s light so that they can shine. He is grateful to be here bathing in and amplifying Angela’s endless talent. @MrMattRodin.

JESSE WEIL (Performer) played F. Scott Fitzgerald in Angela Sclafani’s The Other Side of Paradise (Ars Nova) and is excited to revisit the material! Other credits include Hair (Claude), Cabaret (Cliff) and The Last 5 Years (Jamie). Many thanks to his family and friends for their love and support!

NICOLE WEISS (Performer) is an actor, singer, songwriter, collaborator and redhead. Recent credits include Folk Wandering (Pipeline) and currently The Imbible (New World Stages). She has performed at Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, The Beacon, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall. BFA NYU/Tisch. Nicoleweiss.com.

LLOYD KIKOLER (Bass) is a NY-based, Producer, Orchestrator and Multi-Instrumentalist. He has worked with Grammy Award-winner Scott Jacoby, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Jeff Daye and Xander Green. Production work: Brooklyn Nights (Aj Smith) and Summertime Love Song (Greg Duffy). @lloydkbass.

TYLER KION (Saxophone) is from Seattle and based out of Brooklyn. He plays sax for the dream pop band, And Lucky. He just started playing sax this past month. After mistaking it for the French horn, since the sax was invented in Paris (easy mistake), he decided to keep it up.

JESSIE LINDEN (Drums) is an NYC-based drummer and percussionist from Cleveland, OH. An avid lover of theater, Jessie frequently plays for musicals, concerts and workshops. She can often be heard playing percussion in Disney’s Aladdin and in concert with Ramin Karimloo.

JAKOB REINHARDT (Guitar) Most recently played guitar for the 1st national tour of Fun Home. Previously guitarist for the 1st national tour of A Night With Janis Joplin. Guitarist for Carmen Cusack, music producer for Robi Hager. Tanglewood Guitars artist. jakob-reinhardt.com.

 

ABOUT THE LOUNGE SERIES

While ANT Fest rages nonstop all month long, don’t miss the Lounge Series — intimate, pop-up encounters with fest alums, debuting fresh new ideas and sounds — in the oh-so-lux ANT Fest Lounge.

 


PARTY WITH US

Party with the artists post-show in our swank AF lounge! We’re servin up hot slices & cold brews at the straight-up cheapest bar in midtown. All the cool kids will be there.