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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Broadway Boys: December 2011: The Athens U Men's Basketball Team

Mr. December 2011
The Athens University Men's Basketball Team

WHY THEY ARE MR. BROADWAY: It's hard enough to have a 30 year in a row losing streak, isn't it?  But to have a cheerleading squad that won't put out seems like cruel and unusual punishment.  Then, on top of it all, they have to flaunt it in front of a sports fan's toughest audience 8 times a week on BROADWAY.  Five of the eight guys on the squad are making their Broadway debut, which alone is reason to celebrate.  Let's celebrate another new musical opening - the last of 2011 - Lysistrata Jones, starring The Athens University Men's Basketball Team.  GO SPARTANS!

OTHER INFORMATION:


MEET THE TEAM:

Josh Segarra (#3, Team Captain, Mick)
Credits: Broadway debut!  Off-Broadway: The Boys Upstairs, The Harmonious of Harmony; TV: The Electric Company, Homeland; Film: Blood Night
Education: NYU, Tisch School of the Arts









TOP: The Electric Company
BOTTOM: TV's Vampire Bats


Jason Tam (Mascot, Xander)
Credits: Broadway: A Chorus Line, Les Miserables; NY Workshops: Clueless, Allegiance, The Yellow Wood; TV: One Life to Live; Film: Every Little Step
Education: NYU








Every Little Step



A Chorus Line


Alexander Aguilar (#33, 'Uardo)
Credits: Broadway debut!  Regional: The Light in the Piazza, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun (with Patti LuPone); Film: Were the World Mine









Were the World Mine


Ato Blankson-Wood (#8, Tyllis)
Credits: Broadway: Hair; West End: Hair; Off-Broadway: Hair; Film: It's Kind of a Funny Thing
Education: NYU










Time Out New York: The Cast of Hair (far left)


Hair in Central Park


Teddy Toye (#7, Harold)
Credits: Broadway debut!  National Tour: Disney's High School Musical; Regional: The Last Smoker in America, Spring Awakening, TV: One Life to Live, The View
Internet: www.Teddy-Toye.com








Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie BRown


The Last Smoker in America


Alex Wyse (#28, Cinesias)
Credits: Broadway debut!  Off-Broadway: Mrs. Sharp (Playwrights Horizons); Regional: Lost in Yonkers, Speech and Debate; International: Academy (South Korea); TV: Bored to Death; NYMF 2010 composer and lyricist.
Internet: www.AlexWyse.com









Lost in Yonkers (Papermill Playhouse)


Speech and Debate


Academy



Charlie Sutton (Bench Warmer)
Credits: Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Addams Family, La Cage aux Folles, Cry-Baby, Wicked; Off-Broadway: On the Town (encores!); Regional: Minskys; National Tour: AIDA; Film: I Am Legend, The Producers








Broadway Bares


Opening Night at Cry-Baby


Jared Zirilli (Bench Warmer)
Credits: Tour: Wicked; Off-Broadway: Winner Take All, Peter and I; Regional: The Light in the Piazza, RENT, AIDA, Altar Boyz; Film: 3 of a Kind; TV: Pan Am
Education: Ithaca
Internet: www.jaredzirilli.com











Altar Boyz (center)

TEAM PRACTICE:

Lysistrata Jones and Mick

Tyllis, 'Uardo and Cinesias

'Uardo 

Two cheerleaders and a bench warmer


THE TEAM IN ACTION:

Locker Room Strategizing

GO SPARTANS!

Locker Room Hi-jinx

The Team vs. The Cheerleaders

Photos from the off-Broadway production.  Team practice photos from Broadway.com.  Various other pictures from actor websites, Getty Images, and LysistrataJones.com.

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