CAST

 

THE TEAM

Anthony Caporale

Creator, The Imbible series
Tenor, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Anthony is a true 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 has appeared in over 500 consecutive performances of The Imbible: 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 each week on Broadway Bartender. anthonycaporale.com

NICOLE DIMATTEI

Soprano and Director, A Spirited History of Drinking
Brooke and Co-Director, Day Drinking

 

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 The Imbible: Rum Drinks…And Pirates! and produced, directed, and performed in The Imbible: 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.

Ryan Bloomquist

Ash, Day Drinking

 

Ryan as never felt more on brand in his life than he does as a cast member of The Imbible. His recent regional theatre credits include Jamie Lockhart in The Robber Bridegroom (New Stage Theatre), Brian in It Shoulda Been You (Gretna Theater) and productions of Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserables, All Shook Up, and My Fair Lady. Other credits include the one night concert of Bombshell on Broadway from the NBC show Smash. Ryan is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway. www.ryanbloomquist.com.

Michelle Bucci

Alto, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Michelle has been trying the whole New Yorker thang since her move to the city from North Carolina back in October. So far, she’s loving it. Michelle is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in this wonderful show with these wonderful people. She is excited to continue to spread her wings as an actor, singer, dancer, writer, and model. See more of what she’s about on her website, www.michellebucci.com.

Molly Gervis

Daisy, Day Drinking

 

Molly is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut with The Imbible: Day Drinking! Other favorite NYC & regional roles include Susan in Tick, Tick… Boom, Olive in …Spelling Bee and Mallory/Avril in City of Angels. When not performing, you can find her on the streets of NYC leading historical, Broadway and movie-themed tours. www.mollygervis.com

Kristin Guerin

Alto, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Kristin is a graduate of Fordham University and Circle in the Square Theatre School. Off-Broadway: Can Can (Carnegie Hall), Aesop’s Fables (New World Stages), andPiggy Nation (Snapple Theatre Center). www.kristinguerin.com

Amanda Higgins

Brooke, Day Drinking

 

Amanda is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut and joining The Imbible family for brunch! Proud ECU Pirate and North Carolina native. Credits include Gateway Playhouse’s On the Town (Claire), In the Mood national tour, Return…Forbidden Planet (Gloria), Kiss Me Kate (Kate/Lilli), and The Great God Brown (Cybel). Amanda is also a budding songwriter, bass player on worship team with her beloved family at C3 Brooklyn, and host of the YouTube/Instagram series #acapellaFridays. www.amandahiggins.net

Sarah Hinrichsen

Daisy, Day Drinking

 

Sarah is so excited to join the company of The Imbible! Other favorite credits include: Little Women (Jo March), Once Upon a Mattress (Winnifred), and Chicago (Velma). She is originally from Los Angeles, and just recently moved to New York after receiving her BFA from Oklahoma City University.

Kate Hoover

Alto, A Spirited History of Drinking
Brandy, Christmas Carol Cocktails

 

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

Bass, 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.

Alessandra Migliaccio

Soprano, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Alessandra is a New York based actress-comedian-singer. That’s right folks, a triple threat…or a triple something, she’s never quite sure how that works. She can be seen doing sketch comedy with her sketch team Laundry Day at Carolines on Broadway, and also performs in a monthly variety show called R&R Mystery Hour currently running at The Players Theatre. Alessandra also rocks out a good tambourine beat when she takes the stage with The Bone Chimes

Andrew Orsie

Scrooge, Christmas Carol Cocktails
Bass, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Andrew Orsie has been acting and performing and studying improv comedy in New York City since moving from West Virginia in 2012. He has a degree in theatre from Juniata College. Andrew is also the current music director of the New York based contemporary a Cappella group, Crosstown Vocal.

Michael Santora

Bartender, A Spirited History of Drinking

 

Michael is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut at New World Stages with The Imbible! National Tours: Annie (Rooster), Flashdance (Joe), Anything Goes (Sailor Quartet/Billy/us). Regional: The Music Man (Harold Hill), Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), Forever Plaid (Francis) and The Will Rogers Follies (Will Rogers). Much love to my Mom, Ronald and Kim for their endless love and support! www.michaelsantora.com

Luke Schaffer

Bass, A Spirited History of Drinking
Ash, Day Drinking

 

Luke Schaffer is a North Carolina native, with a B.A. in Acting. He is a Cancer sign with a Leo Moon and Aquarius Rising. Some of his favorite things are cold brew coffee, Harry Potter, and Lady Gaga’s newest album. You can see him biking and running around Bushwick, or enjoying a beer and shot special on a roof in his free time.

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

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 THE IMBIBLE: 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

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.

Kim Garner

Company Manager

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.