Meet the

Team

Scott Coulter

SCOTT COULTER is one of New York’s most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’CLOCK NUMBERS AT 11 O’CLOCK which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine which pronounced it “quite simply, the best these ears have ever heard.”

Scott was director and star of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE SYMPHONIC CONCERT in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production which premiered in December 2013.

Since 1997, Scott has performed around the country with award-winning songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich in their many revues. While singing with Goldrich and Heisler he was discovered by Oscar and Grammy winning composer Stephen Schwartz who then invited him to join the revue STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS. That revue (starring Schwartz and Coulter along with Liz Callaway and Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte) has been performing all over the world since 1999. Schwartz has said, “One of the greatest things that can happen to a composer is to have his music interpreted by Scott Coulter.”

Scott regularly performs in concert both as a solo artist and with a variety of legendary performers including Stephen Schwartz, Tony-winner Ben Vereen and Grammy-winner Sheena Easton. He has performed with symphonies all over the world including San Francisco, Baltimore, Seattle, Phoenix, Winnipeg, St. Louis and Calgary. Noted for his soaring high notes and pure tone, Scott’s vocal versatility has garnered rave reviews from coast to coast. “Coulter is a stratospheric tenor” (The Wall Street Journal) who “sings to the balcony with a soaring theatrical savvy.” (Variety) “Coulter’s distinctive tenor packs an emotional wallop” (Huffington Post) while possessing “an 80s pop rock star strength, reminiscent of Phil Collins.” (San Francisco Examiner)

As a director Scott’s credits include many shows for The Town Hall in NY (BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, BROADWAY’S RISING STARS, BROADWAY ORIGINALS, BROADWAY UNPLUGGED) and BBTY for The Berkshire Theatre Festival and Broadway by the Bay. Along with Michael Kerker and ASCAP, he’s produced and directed several installments of Michael Feinstein’s STANDARD TIME at Carnegie Hall. He is creator, arranger and director of several touring shows including CINEMA TOAST, SOUTHERN COMFORT, BROADWAY’S ELITE, THAT’S LIFE: A TOAST TO SINATRA, YOU’VE GO T A FRIEND: CAROLE KING, NEIL SEDAKA AND THE MUSIC OF THE BRILL BUILDING, BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY! and his critically acclaimed solo show, THE FELLA SINGS ELLA, which honors the life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. His concert creation THE KING: THE MUSIC OF ELVIS premiered with the Calgary Philharmonic and is currently playing symphony halls across America and Canada.

Scott has taught master classes from Los Angeles to Kalamazoo to Riga, Latvia and is creator of his own unique group vocal coaching series called SONGBOOK. Scott recently wrote the book for the new musical GOT TO BE THERE which celebrates the life and music of songwriter Elliot Willensky.

Scott is founder/owner of Spot-On Entertainment. He’s a resident director of programming at 54 Below (Broadway’s Supper Club) in NYC and is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Artistic Director

Barbara Andres was born-in-a-trunk to the musical comedy team, Masters and Rollins. She debuted on Broadway in the 1969 musical Jimmy followed by The Boy Friend, Rodgers and Hart, Rex, On Golden Pond, Doonesbury, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Delicate Balance, and Cabaret.

 

Ms. Andres’ extensive television and film credits include Law and Order, all three productions, Gossip Girl, Damages, RescueMe, What About Bob?, After the Storm, Random Hearts, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. In 2014 she was a Drama Desk Best Actress Nominee for her performance in I Remember Mama.

I’m an actress, singer and comedienne and have performed professionally for 35 years. I’m known for an award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman: Everything The Traffic Will Allow. It opened in 2001 and led to a dual career as a musical theatre historian and performer. My most recent project, One of the Girls, which I wrote/conceived, celebrates the wit and wisdom of Hello, Dolly! composer, Jerry Herman. It debuted at Birdland Jazz in August 2019. I’m a distinguished Alumna of the University of Utah. I perform with symphony orchestras across the country and often teach masterclasses for the ASCAP Foundation — dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow by preserving its legacy to the past. Some of my most exciting opportunities have been as an actress in the development of new works: I played the title role in Hazel at Drury Lane in Chicago (based on the iconic tv show starring Shirley Booth); Miss Lemon in The Nutty Professor, directed by Jerry Lewis, with a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes; I starred in Goodspeed Opera’s Hello, Dolly! and have done two critically acclaimed productions of Gypsy. I am NYC-based and have done several Off-Broadway and regional, television and radio productions. I’ve been a member of the actors’ union, Actors’ Equity, since1985 and joined SAG/AFTRA in 2009.

Chris has traveled the world singing with some of the most prestigious symphonic orchestras including The Tokyo Philharmonic, Evergreen Orchestra (Taipei), Metropolitan Orchestra (Singapore), Neverland Orchestra (Tokyo), Buffalo Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Ocean City Pops and Encore Orchestra (Walt Disney World.)

 

Theatrical credits include OFF-BROADWAY: A Dog Story, Katzelmacher U.S.A. REGIONAL: Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, HAIR, Matilda, A Christmas Carol and Into The Woods (League of Cincinnati Award.) 

 

Chris can be heard on three “Disney on Classic” recordings and seen across Disney Chanel Japan in the live broadcast of Disney on Classic featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic. 

 

Chris is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. www.chrisblem.com @chrisblem

Chris Blem

Klea Blackhurst

Vocal Coaching

Vocal Coaching

Highly acclaimed pianist John Boswell has served as musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams, Bob Newhart, Faith Prince and many others. Broadway/Off Broadway credits include: Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, LIZA! Steppin’ Out At Radio City Music Hall, Back To Bacharach, and The Kathy And Mo Show: Parallel Lives. Television: The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Regis and Kathie Lee, General Hospital and was the piano playing hands of Nancy McKeon on the sitcom The Facts of Life. John has eight CDs of original piano music and a ninth on the way. While a student at UCLA, John received the Frank Sinatra Award for popular instrumentalists.

Born and raised in Norway I came to New York City to be inspired in dance and musical theater. I loved it so much that I decided to move there. I love to inspire people through my teaching, choreography and photography. I travel a lot through my work as a freelancer and has been fortunate to work in the US and Europe with lots of exciting projects. 
 

The interest for projects in the arts, musical theater, dance, photography and collaborations with other art professionals inspire me daily. It is amazing what possibilities lays before us! Dare to dream and then plan and execute them to excite yourself and the world around you.

I have a Bachelor in Dance with Pedagogy from the Norwegian College of Dance and a Bachelor in Coaching from The University of Sports in Norway. I am certified to teach the Jazz technique of legendary Jazz dance master Matt Mattox.

John Boswell

Music Director

Vibecke Dahl

Musical Theatre Jazz

Barbara Andres was born-in-a-trunk to the musical comedy team, Masters and Rollins. She debuted on Broadway in the 1969 musical Jimmy followed by The Boy Friend, Rodgers and Hart, Rex, On Golden Pond, Doonesbury, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Delicate Balance, and Cabaret.

 

Ms. Andres’ extensive television and film credits include Law and Order, all three productions, Gossip Girl, Damages, RescueMe, What About Bob?, After the Storm, Random Hearts, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. In 2014 she was a Drama Desk Best Actress Nominee for her performance in I Remember Mama.

Campbell Walker Fields is versatile singer and keyboardist with equal comfort on concert, musical theatre and arena stages. His professional career began when cast at the age of nine as Artful Dodger in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s 2011 production of ‘Oliver!’. Soon after he played JoJo in ‘Seussical the Musical’ at the University of Oklahoma, and Foo (Lost Boy) in the seven week run of the world-premiere Dallas Theatre Center production of the musical ‘FLY’. Other Lyric credits include the role of Slim in ‘Oklahoma!’, and productions of ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Big Fish’ and ‘Les Miserables’. Favorite student roles have included Tom Collins in ‘RENT’, Joseph in ‘ … the Technicolor Dreamcoat’, Seaweed in ‘HAIRSPRAY’, Jack in ‘Into The Woods’ and Rum Tug Tugger in ‘CATS’.
In the summer of 2016 he was seen competing on Season 11 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, making it to the middle judge cuts round, and he recently returned from GRAMMY Camp Nashville, a music industry program for high school students interested in the music business.  He has performed as soloist with symphony orchestras including Abilene Philharmonic, The Signature Symphony and the OKC Philharmonic where he was featured artist in ‘The Christmas Show’ and its Independence Day concerts ‘Red White & Boom’ and he has performed at Cast Party/Birdland in NYC. Commercial work includes the feature film “Home Run” and TV and print commercials for SandRidge Energy, and he is regularly invited to perform at special events and galas. In the summer of 2018 he was part of the all-star faculty for the Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Camp where he both taught and shared the stage with Lisa Howard, Klea Blackhurst, Nellie McKay and Savion Glover.

Germaine Goodson was last seen in Duke Ellington's Broadway show Play On. Germaine has also appeared on Broadway in Black and Blue and Off-Broadway in Back in the Big Time. Every year Ms. Goodson teaches master classes in Tap and Jazz all over the world. She has recently taught Master Classes for Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

 

Students eagerly respond to the uniqueness of her talent, style, technique and fitness. Being a part of a dynamic, sophisticated, classy tap act, The Rhythm Queens, she creates and choreographs dances that are inspired, in part, by her students. Her style is a cross between Astaire and LeTang. She executes energetic flash and intricate footwork with an effortless precision. She sincerely believes a great teacher affects each student uniquely. She hopes to encourage her students to reach their goals of becoming great dancers.

 

Faith, hope and love continue to be the success of all she has accomplished in her life today.

Campbell Feilds

Audio Visual Self Expression

Germaine Goodson

Tap Dance

Dan is thrilled to be back in the Poconos IN PERSON or his 3rd season with the Festival with Scott and the team! Dan has served as the Executive Associate Producer of the New York Musical Festival and has directed and produced musicals and concerts across the country.

 

Dan works for Spot-On Entertainment, PMMF Artistic Director Scott Coulter’s concert production company as well as Alchemation, Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum’s production office. Dan currently serves as the Executive Producing Director of Forbidden Theater Company which he Co-Founded in 2017. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association. 

Dave is thrilled to be jumping on board as the General Manager of the Pocono Mountains Music Festival this year having worked closely with PMMF last season. Dave is currently company manager and finance director for Spot-On Entertainment which takes him to performing arts centers and symphony halls across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

 

Prior to working in the performing arts, Dave was involved in the visual arts as owner/founder of the NYC-based landscape design firm A Bloom with a View. He’s happy to be back spending time in the Poconos this summer.

Dan Gettler

David Gaebler

Company Manager

General Manager

Billye’s performing credits include Broadway, television, and industrials (Annie Riley- David Merrick’s 42nd Street, Canada Dry, Metropolitan Life…). Currently, she serves as a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Artist, directing and choreographing musicals and show choirs for elementary, junior high and high school students. Billye also conducts musical theatre lectures and motivational workshops for children and educational professionals. Billye has directed and choreographed the Stroudsburg Area School District Musical and Show Choirs for 24 years, and has served as the Festival Education Manager for the past two years.

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Billye Kubiak

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