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“And make this moment last because the best of times is now, is now, is now . . .”

Where are they now...?

Todd Ellison: credits-
*Giving Back: Todd Ellison and Friends, The Best of Times--“There were broad smiles on the faces of everyone in attendance after the wonderful evening of Broadway music presented by Todd Ellison and friends on October 4th, 2010 at Valley Regional High School in Deep River, CT. The refrain from the closing song lingered in the air, “And make this moment last because the best of times is now, is now, is now . . .”

Currently resides in Lyme, CT and Manhattan, NY. Todd Ellison, musical director and keyboard player for the award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles, presented the concert to benefit three of his favorite causes. He chose the Lyme Public Hall Association to be a recipient as a gift to his community and to honor the late Elizabeth Putnam, who was instrumental in the formation of the LPHA in 1984. Todd has a special connection to Elizabeth Putnam who was his beloved first grade teacher in Essex, and a family friend. Five years ago, he bought the house in Lyme that Elizabeth had lived in for most of her life.

Todd was a welcoming and gracious host as he dazzled on the piano. He introduced and accompanied a delightful selection of Broadway performers at his alma mater, Valley Regional High School. Fellow District 4 alums, Peter Lockyer (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera) and Ryan Driscoll (42nd Street) joined Todd as well as Jonathan Freeman who is the voice of Jafar in the movie Aladdin, Mary Testa (Xanadu) and Dominique Plaisant (The Wild Party).

Jackie Burns: credits- BROADWAY: Elphaba in "Wicked"... visit-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NwGJMAMV94

Ryan Driscoll: credits- BROADWAY: Hermie in "Summer of '42"; "42nd Street"

Peter Lockyer: credits- BROADWAY: Marius in "Les Miserables"; the Phantom in "Phantom of the Opera"

Gretchen Mol: credits-

TV Series: Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Life on Mars (CBS); Girl's Club

Other Credits:

  • "An American Affair": Catherine Caswell

  • "Tenure": Elaine Grasso

  • "The Memory Keeper's Daughter": Nora Henry (TV Movie)

  • "3:10 to Yuma": Alice Evans

  • "American Loser": Lynn

  • "The Valley of Light": Eleanor (TV Movie)

  • "The Ten": Gloria Jennings

  • "Puccini for Beginners": Grace

  • "The Notorious Bettie Page": Bettie Page

  • "Heavy Put-Away": Mary

  • "The Shape of Things": Jenny

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