DAVID ALMEIDA has been with Sleuths since 1997. Currently a full-time cast member at Walt Disney World, David has also performed at Universal Studios, Sea World, Bay Street Theatre, Jester Theater, and Mad Cow Theatre. Also a film critic and playwright, his collaborations with co-author Stephen J. Miller have been featured by Playwrights’ Round Table, Theatre Downtown, and Emerging Artists’ Theatre in NYC. His production company Utmost Productions (with Miller and Michael Slaymaker) has produced sell-out hits at several Orlando International Fringe Festivals, most recently Here Be Dragons in 2008 (Patron’s Pick winner). www.davidalmeida.com
RICKY AVILA was born in England and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Ricky has been with Sleuths since 2004. Actor, director and writer, Ricky has been recognized as one of the most influential Hispanic actors and directors of Orlando. In his free time, Ricky enjoys reading “The Power of Now” and waiting for Antonio Banderas to die, so he can take his place.
KEVIN BEE Has been performing for over 20 years. Besides performing at Sleuths, Kevin has directed and performed in shows at Theatre Downtown. He is also employed by EXP/Kodak as Dr. Allbright in the Imagination Pavillion at EPCOT.
DOUG BOWSER has been working at Sleuths for the past eight years, but has been performing in the Orlando area for over 25 years. He has worked at virtually every theatre in the local area, toured the U.S. in several shows, and performed in Northern Africa for an extended period. Doug is also a master puppeteer and even had a brief (but very painful) stint as a mime. Orlando radio audiences may remember him as part of the popular Monday Movie Review with Wanzie and Doug.
ED BUDD studied Communications/Theatre at Marist College and graduated with honors in 1993. Then Ed worked for the Devereuex foundation setting up an arts program in their day habilitation unit. After a year, Ed hit the road, moving to NYC and then touring with a children's theatre troupe (American Family Theatre) for roughly 3 years. Ed came back to NYC after that but not for long, as he was soon hired as Equity Talent at Walt Disney World in Orlando. In addition to performing, Ed also teaches High School Drama and Stagecraft.
LAUREL CLARK, SHOW DIRECTOR has been a professional director and actor for nearly 20 years, and has been Sleuths' show director since 1996. Laurel is also responsible for hiring and scheduling the actors who are currently part of the Sleuths company. Since each actor needs to be able to perform 2 to 25 different characters, casting talented, versatile actors is critical. Says Laurel: "It's a challenging and exciting job keeping Sleuths' comedy mysteries surprising and entertaining. We work very hard to keep the comedy in our shows fresh and current, which is why we believe we have the best improvisational actors and comedy mysteries in the country.
MICHAEL COLAVOLPE has been appearing at Sleuths since 2002 and currently plays over 40 roles (both male and female). He can also be seen in Finding Nemo: The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and at The American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios. An actor for over 25 years with an extensive list of stage, film, and commercial credits, Michael is also a stage director and producer, one of the hosts of The QCast Connection podcast, a website designer, and a self-professed comic book, video game, and computer geek.
SARAH-LEE DOBBS is originally from the United Kingdom and trained at the prestigious London Centre of Theatre Studies. Sarah has many UK television credits including playing Melanie Simpson in top soap opera Coronation Street, Shelley in Boon, and a presenter for QVC. Favorite theater credits in London West End include Cabaret, Oedipus, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Macbeth. Love brought Sarah to Orlando where she is married to Doug and has a five-year old son, Joseph. Sarah loves working at Sleuths.
JOSHUA EADS-BROWN is proud to be both an actor and costume shop manager at Sleuths. For 18 years he has lead an exciting and varied career, most notably spending a year and a half with the Broadway companies of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. Award-winning credits include Tobias in Sweeney Todd, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, The Emcee in Cabaret, Horton the Elephant in Seussical, and Jesus in Godspell. As a costumer, his designs for Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, and Electric Youth: The Musical! received praise from critics and audiences alike. You can visit Joshua online at www.myspace.com/scoopeadsbrown.
MICHELE FEREN has been acting for 12 years and has edged her way into commercials and film. Too frightened of L.A., she resides in O-Town making tourists giggle, Michele is not a natural blonde, loves animals, and enjoys tea and crumpets. Her other life goal is to travel and visit the National Museum of Basket Weaving and Soft Furnishings.
RYAN GIGLIOTTI has performed interactive theatre across the country for over fifteen years. He has played historical characters (Ferdinand Magellan and H.G. Wells are favorites) and bizarrely fictitious ones as well (such as Leonardo, half of To the Hilt, the comedy sword fighting show). He has been seen loitering the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, and has many credits as an improv actor, comedian, stunt performer, and fight director - very few of which required him to write a bio. Ryan loves performing with the Sleuths crew, but may resent them for this bio-thing.
ELIZABETH JUDITH, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, has performed at several professional dinner theaters around Central Florida. Her real passion, however, is film. She has been seen in films at film festivals across the country and recently started her own production company, Silverbox Entertainment, LLC, which produced the award winning short film Altered Boy and has a full feature currently in development.
KEVIN KRIEGEL moved from Milwaukee, WI to Orlando in the fall of 2001. By early 2002, he had already started building his repertoire of memorable Sleuths characters, having brought with him the experience of such roles as Seymour/Little Shop of Horrors, Vinnie/Lucky Stiff, and Bill Snibson/Me and My Girl. As a director and choreographer, Kevin's resume also includes a plethora of theatrical productions such as Once On This Island, 42nd Street, The Boy Friend, and countless versions of Into the Woods, just to name a few.
LEYLA LAWRENCE, originally from the United Kingdom, is currently a singer and actress in Central Florida. She can be seen in stage shows and various live concerts in the area and will shortly be taking on lead roles in two independent films. Completing a degree in Theatre at the University of Central Florida in 2008, she hopes her talents will help her to touch lives and travel the world. www.leylalawrence.com.
HEATHER LEONARDI, a rare Orlando native, is pleased as punch to be a part of Team Sleuths. Heather has appeared locally with the Orlando UCF Shakespeare Festival, Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre and Orlando Theatre Project. Her favorite roles have been Evelyn in The Shape of Things and all female characters in The Blue Room. In her free time, Heather enjoys milkshakes and vicious competitive Scrabble.
MICHAEL MARINACCIO has been acting professional for over 15 years. He received his BFA in Theatre Performance from UCF in 1998, and has since performed in, directed, produced, or designed for over 100 professional theatrical productions in Orlando and throughout the United States. Mike is currently on staff as an acting instructor for Mad Cow Theatre Company, where he also acts and directs. He has appeared in several feature-length films, including the award winning Things That Hang From Trees(2005). His favorite role to perform at Sleuths is "Bill" in WKZY, though all of his characters here have a special place in his heart. Mike is a loving husband and father of two incredible little boys.
MEGHAN COLLEEN MORONEY has been fortunate enough to have a variety of odd acting jobs that stem from Broadway (in Mamma Mia) to singing on cruise ships to selling things as a host for "The Home Shopping Network." She has opened shows for Jimmy Buffet in the Bahamas, been an actress in Opera Celevland's inaugural season, and currently can be spotted entertaining at the local theme parks. Favorite roles include: Anna in The King and I, The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Charlotte in A Little Night Music, and Venus in Cupid and Psyche. She is a proud member of The Actor's Equity Association and thanks you for supporting live entertainment!
JENNIFER CHRISTA PALMER originally hails from Hatboro, Pennsylvania and earned her BA in Theatre from Penn State University. She (and her husband Ryan) joined the ensemble at Sleuths in 2002. JCP performs at both Universal and Disney, and had worked with Mad Cow Theatre and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. She is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. Please visit her website at www.jenniferchristapalmer.com
JOHN PAYNE is a native of south Louisiana and was involved in Louisiana State University's Debut Improv Comedy Show - Making it Up...As We Go Along! and has been in such shows as Titanic, Footloose!, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also directed Steel Magnolias and This is Our Youth for West Illinois University and is currently working on his MA in Theatre from the University of Central Florida.
TOBY S. PRUETT was raised in a small town in West Kentucky. After High School he moved to New York City to study at The National Shakespeare Conservatory. Since then he has appeared in over 70 Off and Off-Off Broadway shows, 4 National Tours, Outdoor Drama and a handful of Films. As an instructor, he has worked for The National Shakespeare Conservatory and The Stella Adler Conservatory (NYC). In Orlando he performs for Sleuths, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and is a Show Director for Pirates Dinner Adventure.
BRANDON ROBERTS has been acting on the Orlando theatre scene since 2004. He can frequently be seen on stage at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Orlando Repertory Theatre. Brandon is also a producing member of PB&J Theatre Factory, which has produced shows at Orlando Fringe in 2006 and 2007, and plans to begin producing for the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden during the upcoming years.
JOSHUA SINISCALCO. Aside from being accused of murder every time he's here, Joshua can be seen in a number of shows and events at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Joshua enjoys people's first attempts at pronouncing his last name, as well as the company of such talented actors he works with here at Sleuths.
EDWARD TORO is originally from Puerto Rico, and has been with Sleuths since 2006. He has appeared in variety of independent films, feature films, stage productions, and broadcast shows. He has also performed for both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. He is also a writer and is currently working on a variety of scripts. He is really proud of being part of the Sleuths family.
MARTY WICKS left the frozen shores of Lake Erie 20 years ago and found his way to central Florida to make his mark on Hollywood East. Some of his favorite roles, include Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, Rooster in Annie and Jesus Costazuela in the female version of The Odd Couple. He has appeared on stage with such notables as Ed Ames, Jo Anne Worley, David Cassidy and Tony Award winner Jay Johnson who he, literally, (no, really!) had to carry on stage!
KAREN WHITE - Among her many bids for attention, Karen also works at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios where she met her amazing husband Kevin. Born in Louisville Kentucky, she credits her father for the pipes, and her mother for the ability to make practically anything imaginable with yarn. Bored with singing and arts and crafts, she hit the road and headed for Florida. A few years later, she received her BA in Theatre from Jacksonville University and shortly there after worked as a vocalist and sound engineer in Nashville TN. She loves her "Sleuths Family" and she is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association.
KEVIN WHITE - A proud member of Actors Equity and a veteran of over 800 shows at Sleuths, Kevin is originally from Plymouth, Ma. Kevin lives in Orlando not only because it's a little known Massachusetts State law to move to Florida , but also because all his jobs are here. Besides grabbing any non-paying film work, Kevin also works at Walt Disney World and has been known to frequent Universal Studios as Jake Blues or Fred Flintstone (Where he met his wife Karen who was his Wilma!) Kevin can also be seen doing Stand-up Comedy in the Orlando area, but is probably best known for his work in the afterschool special 'Show Us On The Doll Where New Jersey Is.' Kevin loves working at Sleuths because not only are they like a second family, but he gets to work with his lovely wife as well.