Phoenix Alumni in the News
Jillian Mueller (The Sound of Music 2007, High School Musical 2007 & 2008, Beauty & the Beast 2008, Thoroughly Modern Millie 2009) Jillian is currently playing the lead role of Alex Owens in the National Tour of Flashdance. A review that she got in the media stated, "As Alex, Jillian Muller certainly earns her paycheck. This is arguably one of the more demanding female roles you'll find in musical theatre. Mueller rarely leaves the stage, and when she is onstage, she's either belting high notes, leaping in the air and landing in splits or both..."
Jillian has also appeared in the National Tours of Memphis and American Idiot and the Broadway productions of Bye Bye Birdie and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Marie Ventrone (Camp Phoenix Staff, Phoenix Performer)
Now known as Marie Nicole, our former Camp Phoenix Assistant and Phoenix veteran has set sail aboard the cruise ship Nautica where she is a featured vocalist. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011 from High Point University where she studied Performance Theatre and Vocal Music. Since graduating, Marie has toured the tri-state area singing with The Jersey Follettes, performed in Manhattan venues such as The Duplex and The Underground Lounge, and even landed a role as a host and featured singer with Six Flags. Marie also holds the title of 2012-2013 Miss National US.
|- Phoenix congratulates Joanne Nosuchinsky on her Miss New York State USA title. Joanne appeared in several Phoenix shows in earlier years, most notably as Louise Bigelow in Carousel 2003 (see left), Zaneeta in The Music Man 2003, Winnie Tate in Annie Get Your Gun 2004 and Lorraine Fleming in 42nd Street 2006.|
Jared Gertner (The King & I 1992, Oliver! 1993, South Pacific 1994,A Chorus Line 1999) is currently playing Elder Cunningham in the West End premiere of The Book of Mormon. He also covered the role in the original Broadway cast and the US National Tour. Click here to read more!
Luke Mannikus (Cinderella 2010) is currently cast in the Broadway production of Pippin, and was recently a swing for the roles of Eric and Nigel in the Broadway production of Matilda.
Melanie Wildman (Oklahoma! 2009) is currently playing the role of Anybodys in the National Tour of the West Side Story. She also played the role of Pauline, understudied the role of Anybodys and was a swing for the Jet girls in the International Tour of West Side Story.
Georgi James (The Sound of Music 2007) is currently playing Pepper in the Broadway production of Annie.
Constantine Maroulis (Jesus Christ Superstar 1999) recently played the title role in the Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde.