Marian Murphy Powell is an accomplished singer and theatrical artist who brings a versatile background to her work on stage and into the teaching studio. A veteran of national Broadway tours and regional theatre productions, her favorite roles include: Cosette in Les Misérables, Christine in Phantom, Mother in Bright Lights, Big City, Marian in The Music Man, Fleur in Esmeralda (world premiere), Mary Jane Wilkes in Big River and Fiona in Brigadoon.
S. Mark Aliapoulios, baritone holds a BM in Music Education Summa Cum Laude (University of Miami) and an MM in Vocal Performance With Honors and Distinction (New England Conservatory). He has recently been promoted to full Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he serves as Chair of Vocal Studies. He joined the NEMC Faculty in 2009 directing the Chamber Choir until 2014 when he joined the Musical Theatre Program.
Mark Hardy is an Associate Professor at Montclair State University teaching acting and musical theatre performance in the Musical Theatre BFA program. A professional actor in NYC for many years (and proud Actors’ Equity member since 1985), Mark appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, Titanic, and Children and Art (Sondheim 75th birthday tribute). National tour credits include Sunset Boulevard, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Les Miserables. Off- Broadway: A New Brain at Lincoln Center, The Rothschilds at Circle-In-The-Square downtown, Juba at the Vineyard, Helluva Town at Rainbow and Stars.
Frances Mercanti-Anthony is an actress, writer, director, teacher, and activist originally from Haddonfield, New Jersey. She has a BA in Theatre Performance from Fordham University, and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Program.Frances earned her Actors Equity card in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Mr. Marmalade in 2005.