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Triple Threat Intensive

Participant Information

Welcome!

Welcome to the first-ever Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy Pre-Professional Triple Threat Advanced Training Intensive! If you’re on this page, it means you have received an email confirming your acceptance into the program and have been registered through the Academy portal.

We are very excited to welcome you to the program this August! This page contains all of the information you need regarding participation in the Intensive.

*NOTE* This page has been updated with additional materials you may add to your repertoire of audition cuts. The dropbox link can be found below.

About the Triple Threat Intensive

Location Information

Intensive Schedule

Booking Residence Accommodations

Accommodations Roommate Organization

Additional Repertoire Materials

Policies and Procedures

Meet your Instructors!

Seth Rudetsky – Virtual Guest Speaker

Author of Musical Theatre for Dummies, is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s ON BROADWAY as well as the host of SETH SPEAKS on Sirius/XM Stars. Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MISERABLES and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon in THE RITZ for The Roundabout Theatre. He also co-wrote and starred on Broadway in the New York Times Critics pick musical DISASTER! As an author, he penned Q GUIDE TO BROADWAY, the novel BROADWAY NIGHTS and the young adult story MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN (Random House). Seth was the vocal coach on MTV’s LEGALLY BLONDE reality show. During the COVID lockdown, he and his husband James Wesley raised more than $1,000,000 for the Actors Fund with their online show Stars In The House. @sethrudetsky

J Harrison Ghee – Virtual Guest Speaker

J Harrison Ghee is a Fayetteville, North Carolina native who is currently starring on Broadway in the musical, “Some Like It Hot.” Named by Variety Magazine as a “Broadway Star to Watch,” Ghee previously originated the role of Andre Mayém in “Mrs. Doubtfire” and played Lola in “Kinky Boots” in stage productions on Broadway. On television, Ghee has graced the screen on HBO’s “High Maintenance,” Netflix’s “Raising Dion” and Fox’s, “Accused.” Ghee moved to New York City in 2007 to pursue a career in entertainment, studying at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Early professional gigs included stints at Tokyo Disney and on cruise ships. Ghee identifies as nonbinary and lives by the mantra, “You have to free yourself to see yourself,” with the hope of inspiring people to dream big and chase those dreams. @jharrisonghee

Paul Alexander NolanIn Person

Originally from Rouleau, Saskatchewan, is currently playing Hugh Dorsey in the Broadway revival of Parade. Prior to that, he played Jim in the most nominated play in Broadway history, Slave Play. For his Broadway performances, he’s been recognized by the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards. His Broadway debut was as Jesus in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, followed by Guy in the Tony Award-winning musical Once. Subsequent New York roles include Pasha/Strelnikov in Doctor Zhivago, Jervis in Daddy Long Legs, Jimmy Ray in Bright Star, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Tully in Escape to Margaritaville, Jim in Slave Play and Hugh Dorsey in Parade. Paul is a graduate of the Randolph College for Performing Arts who is an avid outdoorsman and huge hockey fan. @paulalexandernolan

Andrea Macasaet In Person

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is currently playing Mimi in the Stratford Festival Production of Rent. Previously, she originated the role of Anne Boleyn in SIX on Broadway after appearing in the same role at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, The Citadel Theatre and The Ordway Center of Performing Arts. Andrea is a graduate from The Canadian College of Performing Arts whose other credits include Canadian productions of Heathers: The Musical, Avenue Q, Miss Saigon and Prairie Nurse. On TV and Film, you may recognize her from Propose We Never See Each Other… (Bed Bugs film); Ratatouille: The Musical (BCEFA); and Guest Performer appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The View, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Good Morning America, and the Today Show @andrea.cesyl.

Nestor Lozano Jr In Person

Currently playing Angel Dumott Shunard in Rent and Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time at the Stratford Festival. Previously, he’s been seen as the Wizard/Wicked Witch U/S in Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Miss Understanding in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stage West Calgary); Derrick in Peter Pan: The Panto (Neptune Theatre); Papa Ogre/Bear in Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre); and Daddy Brubeck in Sweet Charity (Theatre Sheridan). Film/TV: Disasters at Sea (Discovery). Radio/Recordings: Guitar in Blues Clues & You! (Brown Bag Productions). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Wexford Performing Arts. @nestorlozanojr

Jos N. BanksIn Person

a multi-award winning Visual/ Performing Arts Artist, Costume Designer, Stylist & Teaching Artist hailing from Chicago, IL. Tours: International (US, Canada, China & Singapore ) – KINKY BOOTS (Lola), North American/ Canadian – HAIR (Hud), THE COLOR PURPLE (Harpo). Regional: MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT – Joan Jett Blakk  & CHOIR BOY – Pharus (Steppenwolf), THE COLOR PURPLE (The Muny), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Farmers Alley Theatre), Yale Dramatic Association, Drury Lane- Oak Brook, Paramount Theatre, The Second City, About Face Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Congo Square, Windy City Playhouse, Farmers Alley,  Raven Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Boho Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre, Pride Films & Plays, Theo Ubique, Royal George, Open Door Rep, Strawdog Theatre & Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.  Film: “Ocean” in Showtime’s “THE CHI”, “Dr. Greg Martinson” in Showtime’s “WORK IN PROGRESS” & Rise Against’ music video “Make It Stop” (Lead). @JosNBanks 

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Hanna Freitas, Arts Administrator Assistant

hanna@draytonentertainment.com