The 2017 Actor Showcase


The Division of Performing Arts and the Theatre Department at DeSales University announces the 2017 Actor Showcase.

We are proud to present these emerging artists and hope you will join us in celebrating their talent as they perform for an invited audience of agents, managers, and casting directors.

These young actors follow in the footsteps of successful DSU alumni including:

  • Phoenix Best, who was recently a swing in the hit Broadway revival of The Color Purple.

  • Alayna Gallo, who recently performed in  Jersey Boys on Broadway.

  • Alexie Gilmore, who played Dr. Sara Dillane in the TV series New Amsterdam, has appeared in the films Labor Day (with Kate Winslet) and Brief Reunion, starred opposite Robin Williams in World's Greatest Dad and Matthew McConaughey in Surfer Dude, and has appeared in numerous TV shows including CSI, Burn Notice, House, Medium, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, and Nurse Jackie, and in CSI: Cyber in a recurring role as Devon Atwood.

  • Alex MacNicoll, who can be seen as Flinstone in the major motion picture The Fifth Wave, appeared as Fitz Mitchell in McFarland, USA (starring Kevin Costner), starred in the Western short film Peace of Mind, and currently appears in a recurring role as Colton on the hit Amazon series Transparent.

  • Zack Robidas, who appeared in the films Arbitrage with Richard Gere and It's Complicated with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, as well as on TV in The Pretty Good Sports Show, 30 Rock, CSI: New York, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and can be heard in countless voice-overs.
  • Dee Roscioli, who played Elphaba on the 1st National Tour of Wicked. She has also played the role on Broadway and in Chicago and currently holds the record for the most performances of the role. Most recently, Dee was on Broadway in "Fiddler on the Roof ."

  • Marnie Schulenburg, who has appeared in the Off-Broadway production of How I Learned to Drive, was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Alison Stewart on the daytime drama, As the World Turns, and has appeared on TV in Army Wives and Royal Pains.

  • Abbi Snee, who had a recurring role as Don Brearley on Gossip Girl, played Mary LLoyd/Grayson in Gotham, Grace in Royal Pains, and stars as Miriam Weeks in an episode of MTV's One Bad Choice. Abbi has also guest starred on Blue Bloods, Person of Interest and The Blacklist.

  • Chris Stevens, who played Rum Tug Tugger in the international tour of Cats, performed the role of Sky in the national tour of Mamma Mia

  • Bill Tangradi, who appeared in Argo, Twilight: Breaking Dawn (parts one and two), was featured in several episodes of Criminal Minds, and guest starred in Person of Interest, Weeds, True Blood, Castle, The Good Wife, Justified, and The Mindy Project.

We are extremely grateful for the support of an anonymous donor whose generous contribution has allowed us to present this showcase.

We also thank our advisors, Kyle Luker, Patrick Mulcahy, and Dennis Razze for sharing their time and talents in bringing this showcase to fruition.