The Doo Wop Project

Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 2 p.m.

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A brand new show—a brand new treat! The stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical are back with fresh renditions of classic Doo Wop hits, plus doo-wopified versions of contemporary favorites from Adele to Garth Brooks. Get ready for another fantastic afternoon concert with the greatest music in American pop and rock history!

 

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Members of The Doo Wop Project sitting in an old-fashioned barber shop smiling at the viewer.

Dominic Nolfi (Vocalist)

Dominic Nolfi most recently performed on Broadway in Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale - The Musical, directed by Robert DeNiro and Jerry Zaks. As an Original Cast member of A Bronx Tale - The Musical, Motown: The Musical (Grammy nominated) and Jersey Boys (Grammy Award for Best Cast Album), he can be heard on all three soundtracks. Dominic also performed in the World Premiere productions of A Bronx Tale and Jersey Boys at the Paper Mill Playhouse and the La Jolla Playhouse. Dom was born and raised in San Francisco where he studied youth acting at the acclaimed American Conservatory Theatre. He studied Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory and attended the Boston Conservatory on scholarship where he graduated with a BFA in Theater. Upon graduation Dominic joined the European production of Grease. It was there that he met his future wife Sonia Iannetti; they have a daughter Vivienne. Dominic is a founding member of The Doo Wop Project and is unbelievably proud of his association with the other men who helped create the group.

Charl Brown (Vocalist)

Charl was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as “Smokey Robinson” in Motown The Musical; he reprised this role opening London’s West End production in 2015. He is also featured on the Grammy Nominated Original Broadway Cast recording. In 2014 Charl was honored to work with Stephen Schwartz playing the role of Adam/Noah in Children of Eden in Concert at the Kennedy Center. And last year returned to Kennedy Center in The Who’s Tommy Other Credits include; Jersey Boys on Broadway and Las Vegas (Hal Miller) Sister Act Broadway (Officer Eddie Souther, TJ, Pablo U/S, Ensemble) Hair (Hud) European Tour, The Who’s Tommy (Captain Walker) Denver Center, Ever After (Captain Laurent) Papermill Playhouse, Johnny Baseball (Tim Wyatt) ART, Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.) SDMT, Ragtime (Coalhouse) Performance Riverside, Six Degrees of Separation (Paul) Long Beach Playhouse, JC Superstar (Judas) Music at Westwood Theater, A Chorus Line (Richie) Starlight Theater, Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes (Lando Calrissian) Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV: Evil; Madam Secretary; America's Got Talent (US & UK); Macy's 85th & 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade, The 63rd Annual Tony Awards, A Capitol 4th 2013. Charl is a proud Graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts where he currently sits on the advisory board for the inaugural BFA in Musical Theater Class.

Dwayne Cooper (Vocalist)

Dwayne (The Bass) is from Florence, SC and currently lives in New York City. He first began singing with a Christian a cappella group called “The Cunningham Singers”. Often referred to as a modern day Sammy Davis Jr. meets Barry White, he is what the industry calls a “triple threat” and has performed in the Broadway casts of Motown: The Musical and Hairspray, the Off Broadway revival of Smokey Joe’s Café, and several national tours including Showboat. As a songwriter and producer, his songs have appeared on the Billboard’s Top Ten Dance chart. Dwayne’s film and television credits include Law And Order, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Difficult People and RuPaul's Drag Race.

Russell Fischer (Vocalist)

Russell was cast in the Broadway company ofJersey Boys on his 22nd birthday, marking his Broadway debut. Fischer starred in the second national tour of Big: The Musical. His latest NYC credit was in Baby Fat, Act 1: A Rock Opera at LaMama Experimental Theater Club. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Music Man at Chautauqua Opera, the American premiere of Children of Eden at Papermill Playhouse and most recently, the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival premiere of The Collins Boy. Fischer was a featured vocalist on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and in the HBO documentary, The Bronx, USA. He has appeared on the live broadcasts of the 2015 Belmont Stakes, the 2009 Tony Awards, and several spots for TV Land’s 60 Second Sitcoms. He enjoys sharing Doo-Wop music with audiences around the world.

John Michael Dias (Vocalist)

John Michael Dias recently appeared on Broadway as Neil Sedaka in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. He originated same the role for the Beautiful First National Tour. Dias gained a nationwide following starring as Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons in the smash hit Jersey Boys, playing the role on Broadway, as well as in the First National Tour, Vegas, and Chicago companies. Concerts: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Neil Sedaka's Greatest Hits!. He can also be seen singing special appearances with the vocal group The Doo-Wop Project. Dias’ solo album, Write This Way, which features intimate takes on Broadway and pop favorites like “Can’t Take My Eyes of of You” and “New York State of Mind” is available on iTunes. Dias earned a BFA in musical theatre from Boston Conservatory.

Sonny Paladino (Music Director, Piano)

Most recently served as Music Director, vocal/dance and incidental music arranger and  orchestrator for the Broadway musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together, and for the off-Broadway revival of Smokey Joe’s CaféOther recent credits: Music Supervisor for the Broadway Musical, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.  Arrangements and orchestrations for The Indianapolis, Baltimore, Vancouver, Detroit and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras and The Philly Pops. Associate Conductor for The Last Ship(written by 16 time Grammy Award winner, Sting), and the TONY winning best revival, Pippin.  Other Broadway credits as a musician, Jesus Christ Superstar; Billy Elliot; Grease; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Guys and Dolls; Mama Mia; Promises, Promises; Addams Family; Women on the Verge. Music Supervisor for Disney’s High School Musical(Milan/Italy tour.) 1st National Tours: Disney’s High School Musical; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Grease. As a composer: The Return of the Blue Cat (with poet F.D. Reeve.)  TV: Disney’s Encore!, The X-Factor (Australia), The Next Big Thing. Sonny holds a B.F.A. in Jazz Piano from CUNY City College.