Get to know us!

Kevin J. Kearins :

Kevin J. Kearins

Kevin J. Kearins, Producer and Artistic Director since 1982. He has produced more than 75 Mainstage and over 100 children's theatre productions in the Tri-state area. He also has implemented a successful after school theatre program in dozens of schools throughout Westchester County. He has had extensive training, both nationally and in Europe, in all aspects of Voice, Theatre, and Arts Administration. Mr. Kearins holds a Bachelors and Masters in Education/Theatre and is a member of SSDC (the professional national union of Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.)

Suzie Hepker :

Suzie Hepker

Suzie Hepker is a Teaching Artist living in New York City. Originally from Las Vegas, she attended the University of Northern Colorado where she received a BA in Musical Theatre. After college, she hit the road and saw the country, working with both PBS and Nickelodeon on national tours of Dora the Explorer Live! and Go, Diego, Go Live! Currently she is a Teaching Artist with Disney Theatrical Group, a resident Director/Choreographer/Performer for Oasis USA marketing working with national brands including Peppa Pig, Thomas The Tank Engine and Sesame Street and spends her summers as Drama/Activities Director at Camp Skylemar, in Naples, Maine. She has made it her mission to inspire the next generation musical theatre lovers and performers alike.

Robert Graham :

Robert Graham

Robert has been a member of the KJK family since his acclaimed performance as “Big Jule” in GUYS AND DOLLS during the summer of 1999. He started working for the camp in 2005 and served as Productions Manager of the company from 2013-2016. Simultaneously, he started working for the after school program in 2007 - and is still a staff member to this day! Over the last 13 years he has worked with thousands of children at 20+ different schools. Some of Robert's "KJK kids" have gone on to work professionally at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, White Plains Performing Arts Center, and even in School of Rock on Broadway!

Robert is currently a Talent Manager in the legit department at Baker Management. He came here in 2017 after starting as an intern at Dulcina Eisen Associates. His clients work everywhere from cruise ships to Regional Theatre, and National Tours to Broadway, on TV shows such as THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, SUCCESSION, and NEW AMSTERDAM, and films like BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE on Hulu and THE NIGHT HOUSE due to hit theatres this fall.

Angela DeCicco :

Angela DeCicco

Angela DeCicco discovered singing and a love for theatre at a very young age. She has served the Westchester community as a voice teacher following a career that includes performing in Broadway’s “Les Miserables”. She has performed Off-Broadway, National Tours and with many Regional theatres. In addition, Angela was a soloist with symphonies in both the US and Europe. Ms. DeCicco has been honored to sing back up for artists such as Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Barry Manilow, Harry Connick, Jr., Vanessa Williams, Gloria Estefan, Stephanie Mills and Broadway stars such as Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Liz Callaway, Keala Settle, Kristen Chenoweth, Renee Elise Goldsberry and more! She has also been a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices Gospel choir for over 20 years. Angela is a graduate of SUNY Purchase where she studied opera and majored in Voice and received a BA in Music.

Her desire to teach was influenced by her own extraordinary teachers: Jessie Landsberg, Marianne Challis, and Beverly Myers. Angela focuses on vocal health for all styles of singing including Musical Theatre, Opera, R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Gospel. She works with her students on song interpretation, acting, and performance. She is dedicated to helping singers, dancers and actors of all ages and levels to achieve their individual needs and goals by de- mystifying the act of singing; from basic technique-building for local community and school productions to meeting the challenging demands of an 8-show week and rigorous rehearsal and touring schedules.

Voice lessons help vocalists to increase vocal range, build vocal strength, blend smoothly between head voice and chest voice, achieve mixed voice and belt coordinations, master multiple musical and vocal styles, sing high notes with ease, and most importantly, gain confidence for live, online and video performances.

Angela strives to bring the best out of each student and encourage enjoyment at all levels of singing-from the novice to the professional!

Jason Williams :

Jason Williams

Jason Williams is a NY based performer most recently seen playing “Jesse” on the Broadway 1st national tour of “A Bronx Tale.” This Maryland native and University of Maryland graduate has been performing professionally for the last 15 years in National and International tours including “Dreamgirls” (Little Albert)in South Korea “Madagascar Live!” (Skipper)In the UK and China, and regionally in shows including “Tarzan,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,”and “Chicago.” 

Jacquie Militano :

Jacquie Militano

Jacquie Militano is a Jersey-raised/story-crazed actor, director and producer with 10+ years of production, coaching, performing and writing experience in the entertainment and media industries.
After graduating from George Mason University with a BA in Theatre and “Best Actress” honor, she appeared in and collaborated on various contemporary theatre projects with Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre and Primary Stages.
Previously seen performing with Disney Entertainment, at both Walt Disney World and World of Disney NYC in a number of productions including High School Musical Pep Rally, Snow White's Do Si Do, and Pirates in the Big Apple. Continued her Disney career as a DJ for Radio Disney NY, hosting the “Kids Concern Show” on-air and opening various Disney Channel concerts and live events across the tristate.
Jacquie founded her own production company, Q.U. Productions Co., as a place to create and develop original web series and digital media projects. The Anonymous Lives of John & Jane, which Jacquie stars in, is the first of many web series and is now in its 2nd season! The series received press accolades from The Skinny NYC, NetTV Now, and Broadway World.

Beyond Q.U., she grew her producing career as the accomplished Video Producer at CafeMedia. Following she headed up video production as the Senior Video Producer at The Knot Worldwide (formerly XO Group Inc.), leading all video strategy and creation for The Knot and The Bump.
She has directed and taught children's theater with Acting for Young People D.C., Manhattan Movement and Arts Center NY, Applause NY and Paper Mill Playhouse NJ. 

Most recently she directed the incredibly talented casts of Edgemont High School's productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Shrek. Her and her one-year-old son can also be found starring in several videos for Babylist! And most importantly, she has been a member of the KJK Productions family since 2007!

Gina Frye :

Gina Frye

Gina Noto has directed and choreographed with KJK Productions since 2000 both at camp and in various schools throughout Westchester. As a performer she has appeared in productions throughout Westchester with KJK Productions, White Plains Performing Arts Center and The Hope for Change Foundation, an organization that raises money for breast cancer research through theatrical productions. Some favorite credits include Disney's on the Record, Party Worth Crashing, Songs for a New World, Edges, Company, Little Shop of Horrors, High School Musical and Les Miserables. While performing will always be her first love, she currently spends her days working as a school psychologist in a local High School!

Jordan Singer :

Jordan Singer

Jordan Singer, a NY based actor, director, teacher and choreographer, is thrilled to be entering his 4th year on the KJK team! When not on the phone with Kevin, Jordan spends his time running the theater program at schools all around Westchester County.

Although his performing career has come to an end, acclaimed Tony Award watcher, Jordan can still be seen on Broadway in the audience of his favorite shows. Jordan, was also chosen to be a featured soloist at his 26th Karaoke Birthday Party.

Favorite roles include: Flower (The Tales of Hans Christian Anderson), Chef #2 (Hello Dolly), and Music Director (Annie Jr.)

Mackenzie Wolcott :

Mackenzie Wolcott

Mackenzie Wolcott (she/her) is jumping into her second year with KJK! Mack is a performer, director, and choreographer originally from Dayton, OH but now based in the Westchester area who recently graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from West Virginia University. She loves nothing more than sharing the magic of theatre with the next generation. Some of her more recent credits include: Next to Normal (Natalie), 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Lindsay), Mary Poppins Jr. (choreographer), and Joseph...Dreamcoat (choreographer). When she's not in the theatre world, Mack loves to read, cross-stitch, and once a week she hops online with her friends to play Dungeons and Dragons. She can't wait for a great year! 

Graeme McEneany :

Graeme McEneany

Graeme McEneany, a NY based actor, director and musician, is thrilled to be a part of the KJK team. As a performer, he has been a part of many Westchester County community theatre productions such as James and the Giant Peach, Suessical, and Batboy: The Musical. He has also had the privilege of directing Les Miserables at Spackenkill High School in Dutchess County. Some favorite credits include Joseph (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Barrett (Titanic the Musical), and Riff (West Side Story). Outside of his work at KJK, Graeme is also a music teacher for Musical Munchkins, where he teaches music classes in various locations across Westchester County for children ages 1-5.

Gabrielle Giacomo :

Gabrielle Giacomo

Gabrielle Giacomo (she/her) is a teaching artist, director, and choreographer based in NYC. Her love of the performing arts began at a young age with the opportunity to train at the School of American Ballet. As a student, she was able to perform alongside the New York City Ballet in ballets including The Nutcracker, Firebird, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She went on to receive her BFA in Dramatic Literature and Film & Television Production from NYU Tisch, and for the past eight years has had the absolute joy of sharing what she’s learned with students in elementary, middle, and high school. Currently, she works as a Teaching Artist with Treasure Trunk Theatre and spends her summers as the Head Theatre Specialist at Camp Echo Lake. In addition to her work as a teaching artist, she is also a professional stage manager and has had the opportunity to work on productions at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Public Theater. She is constantly inspired by the creativity and imagination of young artists, and believes that all children deserve access to a quality arts education.

Joan Bradford :

Joan Bradford

Joan Bradford is a choreographer, dancer, teaching artist, and arts administrator proudly born, raised, and still residing in The Bronx. Joan holds her BFA in Dance from LIU and has collaborated with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances (SLMDances), MizantyMoves Dance Works, Alexandra Beller, Alethea Pace, and KamrDANCE. Joan has shared her choreography at venues including Symphony Space, Triskelion Arts, Hunter College, Brooklyn School of Music, Arts on Site, Socrates Sculpture Park, Hostos Center for the Arts, BAAD!, and The Knockdown Center. Joan has been in residence with Lost Dog Dance Theatre (UK) and Dancing Futures Residency by Pepatián and BAAD! Joan was a 2021-2022 Fellow with University Settlement’s Performance Project and a City Artist Corps grantee where she produced an improvisational performance on Pelham Parkway, BX. Currently, Joan is a Creative Partner, Rehearsal Director, and Production Manager with SLMDances, a Teaching Artist with The Bronx House, and Co-Chair of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee.

Melissa Ford :

Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford (she/her) is overjoyed to be working with KJK Productions! Melissa is a performer, director and choreographer who has worked in theatres and schools in over 30 states throughout the US sharing stories, creating works of art, teaching young artists and more. Hailing from the yellow brick road, Melissa got her BFA in Musical Theatre at Wichita State University and most recently worked as the Director of Education at the C.L. Hoover Opera House and built a youth theatre, music and dance academy from the ground up in Junction City, KS. Theatre and art is more important than ever and she's excited to work with all the amazing kids in Westchester County!

Tiffany de Bruyn :

Tiffany de Bruyn

Tiffany is a versatile performer and advocate for arts education; she holds a BFA in Musical Theater with a Dance Performance minor from Brenau University. After a fulfilling hiatus devoted to motherhood and relocating from NYC to Westchester, she's rekindling her love for the stage. Tiffany is eager to share the magic of performance with both seasoned audiences and inspire the next generation of performers. With standout roles like Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Babette in Beauty and the Beast, and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tiffany brings not only an enchanting stage presence but also a wealth of choreographic and backstage experience. She has studied various dance styles, including ballet, jazz, musical theatre, and tap. Her contributions extend beyond performance, showcasing her talents in choreography for productions like Wizard of Oz, Once on this Island Jr., and Annie Jr., as well as The Music Man and Imbalance (A Short Film). Her behind-the-scenes expertise shines through in stage management roles for productions such as Ragtime, Proposals. She also worked closely with the founding directors of Girl be Heard, a socially conscious youth theater-making, storytelling and performance.program in NYC where, among other things, she stage managed 9MM America. Tiffany's artistic journey, spanning from the dazzling lights of NYC to the vibrant community of Westchester, reflects not only her diverse talents but also her commitment to fostering artistic expression. As she steps back into the wonderful world of theatre, she is excited to work with KJK productions as they inspire the arts community.

Thea Odice :

Thea Odice

Thea Odice is so excited to be a part of the KJK Productions staff team! She recently graduated from Dean College with a BA in Musical Theatre. Thea is a performer, dancer, and director and has loved the arts from a young age. She is passionate about inspiring young artists and teaching them the joy of theater while also educating. Some of her favorite credits include Leading Player (Pippin), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing) and dance captain for Beauty and the Beast. Although she loves being in the spotlight, she is equally interested in pursuing a career of directing and performing, and is so excited for this opportunity to learn more about the creative process from the educational and directorial side here at KJK.

Nick Tinger :

Nick Tinger

Very excited and happy to be working with KJK, Nick Tinger is a Musical Director and Pianist. After graduating from Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School in Somers and completing 2 years at Berklee College of Music, COVID and the pandemic sent him home to seek out new opportunities. He started work at a restaurant in Yorktown Heights where he met Kevin Kearins one night and was asked to start his new journey with KJK. He played as a cocktail pianist at Traveler’s Rest during his Junior and Senior year of High School and has played in shows, such as: Cinderella (2016), Sister Act (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2016), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2017), The Addams Family (2018), Ragtime (2018), Into the Woods (2019), and more. He is also a pianist for the St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Heights.

James Brandfonbrener :

James Brandfonbrener

James Brandfonbrener is a musician, composer, and teacher based in NYC. He is a Westchester native and graduated from Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School before completing a Bachelor’s degree in music composition at Yale University. Having never been in a play before, his first time music directing was at age 13 for a production of Fame, Jr. It did not go well, but since then he has music directed 25+ musicals that have been much better. As an undergrad, he served as music director for the premieres of three musicals that have gone on to professional performances. Outside of KJK and musical theater, James regularly plays classical/jazz/pop piano and trumpet at venues around the tristate area, recently appearing at Carnegie Hall, Regina Opera Company, The Delancey, and NYPL for the performing arts, among others.

Susie Jolink :

Susie Jolink

Susie Jolink is a Singer/Actor/Pianist/Music Director living in New York City. Originally from Michigan, she attended Hope College where she received a BA in Music Education. She then attended Oakland University where she received a Master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy. Susie has been traveling the country as a musical director, actor, and singer working on regional theater productions and children’s shows, Some of her favorite shows she performed in include Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, and Seussical the Musical. Some highlights of shows she music directed are Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Susie is also a private voice and piano teacher who loves sharing her passion of musical theater.

Mark Ceppetelli :

Mark Ceppetelli

Mark Ceppetelli is a theater music director, pianist, music educator, composer, and arranger, based in New York. He started his music career as a composition student at the Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre of the University of Hartford. He has worked as music director since 2015, with venues ranging from community and educational theaters through professional regional theaters. As a pianist, he collaborated with Hartford Opera Theater in their “New In November” annual performance, championing new operas. As a composer, he has written incidental music for plays, electronic music in collaboration with dancers, and premiered numerous chamber pieces.

Analise Levesque :

Analise Levesque

Analise Levesque recently moved to NYC to pursue her master’s degree in Jazz Piano Performance at Queens College. She is a multi-hyphenate musician, working as an educator as well as a composer and improviser. In the spring of 2023, she graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Music Theory/Composition. During her undergrad, she completed two large projects: composing and performing her first original musical, “Change,” as well as recording and releasing her debut jazz album, “Where I am Right Now,” consisting of all original compositions.

She loves working with kids and has three years of experience teaching piano and voice. Her students range from young beginners to intermediate jazz pianists. She loves connecting with children and getting to watch them grow as musicians and human beings.

Analise also loves musical theatre and has three years of experience music directing a wide range of theatrical productions, from educational to professional. Regional credits include: Newsies, Jr (Duluth Playhouse) (Music Director), Little Women (Duluth Playhouse) (Keyboard), Nunsense (Boat Club Productions) (Music Director), James and the Giant Peach, Jr (Duluth Playhouse) (Music Director), Footloose (Duluth Playhouse) (Keyboard 2), Firebringer (Stage 2 Theatre Company) (Music Director), and has often been called as substitute pianist on short notice for the Duluth Playhouse and Stage 2 Theatre Company. She also has given music masterclasses to Duluth Playhouse Theatre Education Classes and was a 2023 instructor for the Duluth Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps.

As a jazz pianist, Analise has led her own jazz trio for two years, which has played professionally at venues across the Midwest such as Jazz Central Studios (Minneapolis, MN) and the Eau Claire Summer Jazz Crawl.

Evan Swanson :

Evan Swanson

Evan Swanson is a professional NYC based pianist and music director. Hailing from Chicago, he attended DePaul University where he studied Jazz Piano with Chicago legend Ron Perrillo. His studies at DePaul also included work in pedagogy, classical piano, baroque ensembles and Alexander technique. After graduating, Evan turned his attention to musical theater making his was as a music director. Notable Chicago credits include Freaky Friday, Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown, [title of show], Guys and Dolls. Now in NYC, Evan music directs and accompanies around the area. Current collaborations include Metropolitan Community Church, Brilliance the Musical, and Tapestry Unraveled.

Shoshana Seid-Green :

Shoshana Seid-Green

Shoshana Seid-Green is an NYC-based music director, accompanist, vocal coach, and composer with 15+ years of experience at theatres across the country. Recent credits include Fun Home (Barnard University); Hooligans and Convicts! (MD, composer, orchestrator), The Rocky Horror Show, Mamma Mia!, Ghost (Winnipesaukee Playhouse); Saturday Night Fever, Mamma Mia! (Cortland Repertory Theatre); and Always... Patsy Cline (Jean's Playhouse). She has also worked extensively with students around the NYC and Westchester areas, including Footloose and Legally Blonde at White Plains Performing Arts Center. Shoshana is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine.