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ANDY MANGELS (founder)
Andy Mangels has performed in Oregon with Stumptown Stages in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, JANE Theatre in HULLABALOO: THE LITTLE FRANKENSTEIN, Coho Theatre in MRS CALIFORNIA and STEEL MAGNOLIAS, and on the Lakewood Theatre stage in THE SECRET GARDEN, has performed in fundraising events for the past two-and-a-half decades in Portland, and has previous credits in Montana theatres including BRIGADOON, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and Ira Levine's pscyho-thriller VERONICA'S ROOM. He has appeared in numerous Hollywood documentaries for PBS, E!, Warner Bros. and others, hosted DVD commentaries, and worked as an extra and featured actor on TV shows and films, including LEVERAGE and GRIMM. He is a USA Today best-selling author and co-author of over twenty fiction and nonfiction books -- including STAR TREK and STAR WARS tomes -- and he scripted, directed, and produced award-winning work for over forty DVD documentaries. His most recent stage appearances were in Portland Musical Theatre Company's THE SENSATION SIXTIES: A MUSICAL REVUE and their world premiere musical JEAN AND THE WONDERFUL IDEA MACHINE, and in BattleGround Productions' THE CHRISTMAS CASE: A LADY BRASS MYSTERY!
Favorite Musical: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - Favorite Musical Composer: Frank Wildhorn
www.AndyMangels.com and Andy's Music on SoundCloud
Darin MacLeod is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory. He has been singing in choirs all over the country for years, including with the Boston Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Capital Men's Chorus of Austin, and the Tangle Festival Chorus, where he was conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Darin has been in many productions, from OKLAHOMA to INTO THE WOODS, and was in his first opera, OTELLO, in 2013. He recently sang as a member of the Portland Gay Men's Chorus, and was in the 2016 Stumptown Stages production of JEKYLL & HYDE, the 2017 Stumptown Stages production of Ken Hill's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the 2019 Stumptown Stages production of WEST SIDE STORY, and the 2017 & 2018 & 2019 Stumptown Stages productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. His other talents include the clarinet and tap dancing.
Favorite Musical: SIDE SHOW - Favorite Musical Composer: Stephen Schwartz
Born in Los Angeles, Donnie comes to the Broadway Bears after living in the Portland area for just a year. He has received numerous accolades from several California theater groups and is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, and director. Previous credits include regional/professional productions of INTO THE WOODS, PHANTOM, THE MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and the world premiere of the White Rose production of JANE EYRE, THE MUSICAL. He loves bowling, is an avid Disney fan, and is not ashamed to admit that he is a middle-aged GLEEk. , Donnie was also in the 2016 Stumptown Stages production of JEKYLL & HYDE, the 2017 Stumptown Stages production of Ken Hill's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the 2017 & 2018 & 2019 Stumptown Stages productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Favorite Musical: WICKED - Favorite Musical Composer: Jule Stein
Landon’s musical inspiration is tied to a deep desire to give back to the world. He is known for his easy-going personality, his love for people, and his love for the Queer community. Landon began playing piano and guitar at age eight. In 2012, Landon joined the Seattle Men’s Chorus, followed by singing with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus from 2014 to 2019. In 2016, Landon helped start Transpose PDX, a local mixed-voice chorus. In 2018, Landon started his second mixed-voice chorus, The Northwest Queer Chorus, where he is the founding Executive Director, today. As a trans man, Landon’s vision is to use musical excellence as a bridge for positive interactions between Queer and non-Queer identified communities.
Favorite Musical: RENT - Favorite Musical Composer: Stephen Schwartz
As a Pacific Northwest native, Matty's experience as an accomplished actor, singer, teacher, designer (and former drag performer) has brought him to the Broadway Bears. His college years at Northwaet Nazarene University & Boise State University allowed him opportunities to travel abroad, including concerts with John Rutter in the British Isles and at Carnegie Hall. No stranger to the stage, some of Matty's fondest memories include performing with Kristin Chenoweth, Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Jordan, and the Seattle Men's Chorus. His most recent work includes designing props, costumes, hats and wigs for theaters on Bainbridge Island where he also had leading roles in PETER PAN, SWEENEY TODD, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT.
Favorite Musical: RAGTIME - Favorite Musical Composer: Leslie Bricusse
BROADWAY BEARS are:
Andy Mangels - Darin MacLeod - Donnie Vecchione - Landon Shimek - Matty McCaslin
with Special Guest Performers from Portland's Performance Elite:
Zora Phoenix - Tim Lafolette - Dae Michelle - Shelle Riehl & More TBA
A Concert Of Mash-Ups & Medleys
Logo by Steven Barker. Photography by Andres Alcala and Andy Mangels. Event and Website produced by Andy Mangels.