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  • Lauren Class Schneider talks to "Phantom Of The Opera" actor Marni Raab about the role of the alternate to "Christine."

    Lauren Class Schneider is pleased to be a part of BroadwayStars.com. She is also founder and president of "Broadway Fantasy Camp" as well as "Class Productions." On Broadway she has produced "Looped," which earned Valerie Harper a Tony nomination for her role as Tallulah Bankhead and "HIGH" starring Kathleen Turner. Her other NY theater credits include 15 seasons of producing the Drama Desk Awards, four seasons of producing the American Theater Wing galas, and serving in various capacities for Tony Awards telecasts and BROADWAY ON BROADWAY concerts. Nationally, she has produced and directed theatrical works for medical conferences sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies. In Washington DC she was the production consultant to the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee for President Barack Obama's swearing-in; directed the dedication ceremony for the National WWII memorial; and served on press advance staff for the Clinton White House. Among those she is proud to have worked with: James Earl Jones, Lily Tomlin, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, and Mariah Carey. She is a member of the Broadway League, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC), and Drama Desk.

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    James Valletti is glad to join BroadwayStars.com. His work as an editor can be seen on Anderson Cooper Live, Chicagolicious, Jerseylicious, and Celebrity Ghost Stories. On Broadway, he has been involved in various capacities on Evita, Matilda, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Women, and The Phantom of the Opera. For the Actors' Fund, he has been a part of Benefit Concerts including All About Eve, Hair, and Chess. For the acclaimed City Center Encores! Series, James was a part of Follies, Finian's Rainbow, Music in the Air, On the Town, and The Wiz. James lent his directing hands as the Assistant Director on Altar Boyz and The Divine Sister, both seen Off-Broadway. Also Off-Broadway, he was the Writer/Director of Tales From The Tunnel. Far Off-Broadway, James directed Stefani Germanotta in a high school production of How To Succeed... She later became Lady Gaga. Other stars that he has worked with include Angela Lansbury, Cynthia Nixon, Annette Bening, Joel Grey, Zoe Caldwell, and Wilson Jermaine Heredia. James is an associate member of SDC.

    Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

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