CAST

Anthony Caporale

Creator, The Imbible series
Tenor U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Anthony is an award-winning pioneer in the beverage world, internationally known for being the first to bring mixology to both YouTube, with his seminal web video series Art of the Drink TV, and then to the stage in The Imbible series. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Broadway Theatre Studio, as well as the Director of Beverage Studies at New York’s award-winning Institute of Culinary Education. Anthony appeared in 540 consecutive performances of A Spirited History of Drinking, wrote and directed the three other Imbible shows, and is a regular guest on national TV programs like The Dr. Oz Show, FOX Money, The Better Show. He received a dual BSE in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University, where he also studied vocal performance. Anthony has served as the National Brand Ambassador for Drambuie Scotch Liqueur, the Cocktail Ambassador for Truvia Natural Sweetener, the Managing Editor of Chilled Magazine, and the host of Spoon University’s Mixology 101 video series. He can also be seen making drinks with the hottest theater personalities on the Taste Award-winning series Broadway Bartender. anthonycaporale.com

Nicole DiMattei

Cocktails Waitress U/S and Director, A Spirited History of Drinking
Islay, Christmas Carol Cocktails
Brooke U/S and Co-Director, Day Drinking
Captain and Co-Director, Rum and Pirates

 

Nicole is the Director of Operations for Broadway Theatre Studio, and has been with the company since its inception. She co-wrote, directed, and performed in Rum Drinks…And Pirates! and produced, directed, and performed in Christmas Carol Cocktails. Nicole is an Amazon bestselling novelist with writing credits that include national magazines, a web series, a sketch comedy show at Carolines on Broadway, and several plays. Her play On The Uptown 2 Express Train was a Finalist in the Strawberry One-Act Festival, for which she also received a Best Actress nomination. She is currently working on two different pilots, her fourteenth book, and many more incarnations of The Imbible – stay tuned! SAG-AFTRA.

Elaine Baez

Brandy, Christmas Carol Cocktails

 

Elaine has appeared in Off-Broadway’s Going Once! Laughing Twice!, Harbored with En Garde Arts, South Pacific as Liat at the Kupferberg Center, and Anna’s World Dance at Highline Ballroom.

Nick Barakos

Ash, Day Drinking
Bar Back U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Nick is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut! A recent Wagner College grad, Nick performed in Anything Goes (Billy), Iolanthe (Strephon), Stupid F#@&ing Bird (Dev), The Most Happy Fella (Pasquale), Titanic (Murdoch), Proof (Hal). Regional: Rent (Mark), Newsies (Davey), Buddy Holly Story (Buddy u/s). @NickBarakos

Matthew Boyd

Bar Back U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking
Ash U/S, Day Drinking

 

Matthew is making his Off-Broadway debut! Past credits include Bobby Strong (Urinetown) and Bruce Ismay (Titanic, The Musical). He recently graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School (c/o ’17) where he specialized in Musical Theatre.

Maryanne Burr

Islay, Christmas Carol Cocktails

 

Maryanne is originally from Phoenix, and earned her BFA in Acting from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Her favorite credits include Bye Bye Birdie, Hairspray, and Dani Girl with various companies in Los Angeles.

Megan Callahan

Daisy, Day Drinking
Liquor Runner U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Megan is thrilled to be joining The Imbible for her Off-Broadway debut! She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama. Favorite credits include: The Nutcracker in Swingtime (Clara), Hairspray (Tammy), and Catch Me If You Can (Featured Ensemble). www.megantcallahan.com.

Rylee Doiron

Daisy, Day Drinking
Liquor Runner U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Rylee received her Bachelor’s in Musical Theater from the University of Southern Maine. Her most recent credits include Jade in the original musical Crashlight at The Cherry Lane Theater, and ensemble roles in both RENT and Jesus Christ Superstar at Fiddlehead Theater Co.

Craig Franke

Scrooge, Christmas Carol Cocktails

 

Craig has performed at regional theatres across the country and is also a composer. A proud graduate of Indiana University, he is endlessly hopeful that one of his favorite sports teams will win a championship one day.

Kristin Guerin

Liquor Runner U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

In addition to three years at The Imbible, Kristin’s other Off-Broadway credits include: Can-Can (Carnegie Hall), Aesop’s Fables (New World Stages), Piggy Nation (Snapple Theatre Center), and Angelina Ballerina (Vital Theater). Select Regional: Charity (Sweet Charity), Sheila (A Chorus Line), Gertrude (Seussical), Kate (Taming of the Shrew), Hermia (Midsummer…). Next up: Tinkerbell/Mary Ansell (shadowplay) at Access Theater. www.kristinguerin.com

Kate Hoover

Liquor Runner and Dance Captain, A Spirited History of Drinking
Quartermaster, Rum and Pirates

 

Kate has appeared in all three Imbible productions. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University, and performed for 3 years as a Lead Vocalist for Carnival Cruise Lines. She is also a host for the NYC based Cranky Cabaret.

Alec Lee

Bar Back and Dance Captain, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Alec studied theatre and music at Denison University, where he sang with The Denison Hilltoppers. He also trained at The New York Film Academy. Favorite credits include Princeton in Avenue Q, Melchior in Spring Awakening, and Cliff in Cabaret.

Nicholas Leung

Forest, Day Drinking

 

Nicholas studies throughout the City University of New York and is the director of the Macaulay Triplets acapella ensemble. He is a proud alumnus of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and LaGuardia High School. Other credits include: HISSIFIT, Blood & Water, and RENT. Instagram @fencernick

Patrick McDermott

Barley, Christmas Carol Cocktails

 

Patrick is a Seattle-born performer who recently moved to NYC. His regional credits include Arts West Playhouse and The 5th Avenue Theatre, and he also produced True West (Lee) alongside his twin brother, Kirby (Austin). Patrick also appeared in the film Rockswell, a 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival Official Selection.

Devon Meddock

Brooke, Day Drinking
Soprano U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Devon is so excited to join the cast of The Imbible. She is a graduate of New York University – The Steinhardt School, where she earned her Masters in Music Theatre and an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Voice at NYU Undergrad: Mercyhurst University. www.devonmeddock.com.

Emily Ott

Brooke, Day Drinking
Cocktail Waitress U/S, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Emily is excited to make her Off-Broadway debut with The Imbible as a part of the Day Drinking cast. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Emily recently graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas with a BFA in Acting. Some favorite past credits include: The Robber Bridegroom (Rosamund), Guys and Dolls (Sarah U/S), She Loves Me (Amalia U/S), and Cabaret (Sally Bowles). www.emilyott.com

Jae Shin

Forest, Day Drinking

 

Jae just moved to the city to pursue a career in acting. When he’s not singing or acting, or looking for places to sing and act, you can find him serving up French fries at Smorgasburg and Bryant Park, or making drinks behind the bar in Jersey City. Day Drinking is his first Off-Broadway show.

Nicole Weiss

Soprano, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Nicole is a singer, songwriter, and actor who earned her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Experimental Theatre Wing). She has performed at Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, The Beacon, Avery Fisher Hall, Sleep No More’s Manderley, The Edinburgh Fringe, and probably your wedding. No stranger to acapella, she was most recently seen in the national tour of Vocalosity and is a proud alum of NYU’s N’Harmonics. www.nicoleweiss.com

Ben Young III

Bartender, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Ben hails from Montgomery, Alabama and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Auburn University. He’s been seen in national commercials, on stage, screen, national and international tours. Favorite credits include Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, and Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid. Special thanks to Sarah, Joey Bates, and the Actor’s Project NYC. Twitter/Facebook/Instagram @by3art www.by3art.com

Josh Ehrlich

Composer, Arranger and Music Director

Hailed by Deke Sharon as “dynamic, bold, and audacious,” Josh Ehrlich is a composer, lyricist, arranger, accompanist, music director and music educator in New York City. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by the FAMES Orchetra, the Rutgers Glee Club, Voices of Gotham, and now the cast of Day Drinking. He holds a Master’s Degree in composition from Rutgers and a Bachelor’s from Yale where he music directed the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus. www.joshehrlichmusic.com

Kim Garner

Company Manager, The Imbible series

Kim is a Jill-of-all-trades in the theatre, constantly bouncing back and forth between administration and production. She graduated from Elmira College in 2013 with a B.A. in Theatre. Companies she’s worked for include The New York International Fringe Festival, Richards/Climan, Inc., Signature Theatre, Cape May Stage, and The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.

Michael Leslie

Production Manager

Michael is currently a Production Manager for Jazz at Lincoln Center, and also serves as Technical Director for Broadway Theatre Studio. Prior to that, he worked as the Production Manager for the John W. Engeman Theater after serving as Theatrical Consultant for its $5 million renovation, and he was also Technical Director of Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts. Michael has been a theater professional for over 15 years, and managed countless productions ranging from touring companies and industry events to musical performances and of course lots and lots of theater. Production credits include regular performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis, Upfronts for The Discovery Channel, and Alan Cumming’s original U.S. run of MacBeth.