People Who Wrote Bios

Liz Bachman (Gwen Stacy) is delighted to work with the guys from POPE! An Epic Musical again, after playing Mary Elizabeth in last summer's FringeNYC production. Other credits include Disney's Beauty and the Beast national tour, Annie national tour, Scrooge and Gilbert & Sullivan with VLOG, and Hersheypark's Country Grill. NYU Tisch grad. Chipotle lover.

Erin Coulter (Stage Manger) is an educator, director and arts advocate based in NYC. She has directed everything from Socrates to Sondheim, and some of her favorite projects include Once on this Island, Medea, Company and The Crucible. She is an active member of several theater companies around New York City, including The Claque. Erin has her B.F.A. in Theatrical Direction from Carnegie Mellon University and her Masters in Education from Pace University.

Beth Gold (Press Representative) couldn't be more thrilled to be part of the amazing Spidey-Project. She has worked in concert production with Fleetwood Mac, The Jonas Brothers and Dream Theater, amongst countless others. Thanks to all who have assisted in getting this thing off the ground and in to infamy. Special thanks to Justin for his trust andconfidence.

Doug Katsaros (Music) conducted Footloose on Broadway and worked on at least half a dozen other Broadway shows including The Life, The Rocky Horror Show and Hair. He has recorded with Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Sinéad O'Connor, Gloria Estefan, Donny Osmond, Kiss, Aerosmith, Todd Rundgren, Cher, Judy Collins, Michael Bolton, and dozens more artists, and his Heavy Metal tribute Sin-Atra will be released at the end of the month. Finally, yes, he is the man who wrote the immortal "By Mennen."

Taryn Kimel (Production Manager) is thrilled to be working with Justin and several members of the POPE! team after serving as their Venue Director at the Lucille Lortel Theatre for FringeNYC and Fringe Encores in 2010. Her other credits include serving as a Stage Manager/Assistant Director for the Spring 2010 Writer/Director Forum at the Looking Glass Theatre and as a Production Assistant for last fall's reading of Bare. She is currently an intern at Martian Entertainment and will be stage managing 5th Floor Production's Assassins this summer.

Michael Lutton (Uncle Ben) is a graduate of the George Washington University and the Michael Howard Studios Conservatory. He can currently be seen performing with the musical improv group BEEES!!! atthe Magnet Theater. His previous New York credits include The Boys Next Door, The M Game, Fetish, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Justin Moran (Book and Lyrics/Director/Dr. Spiderman) is the award-winning author and lyricist behind POPE! An Epic Musical, which played last year at the Lucille Lortel in FringeNYC. But he isnʼt exclusive to writing musicals: Justinʼs short plays have been produced at over a hundred theaters across the country.  He is also a resident house team performer at the Magnet Theater, where he improvises weekly.  Musicals include Pirates of Penzance (Frederick), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Joseph), Godspell (Jesus, in 2000), Godspell (Jesus, in 2003), Godspell (Jesus, in 2006), Pippin (Charlemagne). 

Ryan Nelson (Flash Thompson) The Spidey Project marks Ryan's second Moran musical, having originated the role of Pope in POPE! An Epic Musical at The Magnet Theater and the 2010 FringeNYC production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Ryan can be seen improvising musical awesomeness around NYC with his musical improv group Choral Rage and hunting, studying, and debunking the paranormal as Ryan W. Nelson: Jewish Ghost Adventurer. Ryan is thrilled to be part of such an exciting project with so many talented and amazing people. Go Spidey!

Claire Neumann (Betty Brant)
is an improvisational comedienne and graduate of Northwestern University, originally from the streets of Oakland, California. Most recently she was seen portraying Marcy in a farcical production of Married With Children. Other NYC credits include: the Fringe Encore Series production of Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical (Trex 2); CAT: The Opera-Musical (CAT) with Family Opera Initiative; the Theatreworks second national tour of Click Clack Moo (Maddie); and Peter~Wendy (Smee) at the Soho Repertory Theatre. She gives a shout out to the real women in her fierce all-female improv troupe Funkle Todd.

Travis Nilan (Peter Parker) was most recently involved in the FringeNYC production of POPE!, which was selected for the Fringe Encore series as well as a FringeNYC Excellence award. Favorite past regional credits include Godspell (Judas), Pippin (Pippin), and the illustrious Lord Fancourt Babberly. In his spare time, Travis is also an avid musician who performs in and around New York. Proud to be a part of The Spidey Project team in bringing quality, affordable theater back to New York.

Louie Pearlman (J. Jonah Jameson) is a Canadian comedian, teaching artist, and songwriter. He is currently a member of the nationally respected arts and creative writing organization The Story Pirates. Favorite past projects include his 2009 sketch comedy show with The Top Shelf Chappies, the 2008 cross-country improv comedy tour with Buckshot N Benny, and pretending to be a Bubble Gum Music DJ on the drummer from Talking Heads' radio show "Chris Franz the Talking Head" in 2010.

Adam Podd (Music/Musical Director)
is an active freelance musician whose work and play is based in and around NYC. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music, where he studied classical and jazz piano, orchestration, arranging, and music production. His credits include Music Director/Arranger for POPE! An Epic Musical at FringeNYC 2010 and Fringe Encores, Pianist/Accompanist for musical improv troupes at The Magnet Theatre, and Keyboards/Music Director for singer/songwriter Dan Mills and Composer/Studio Musician for NY Noise. Thanks to his brother Matt for his contributions to the songs and arrangements for this show.

David Rossetti (Choreographer)
loves coconut water AND being a part of THE SPIDEY PROJECT! He's honored to work with this great team and support a great point-maker like Justin. Thanks to Erin for connecting the dots and check out his website if ya want. No pressure.

Robin Rothman (Aunt May)
is downright honored to be a member of The Spidey Project cast! A trained singer and musical improviser, she spends her days chasing the dream of starring on Broadway and her nights performing musical improv at the Magnet Theater with her house teams The Sound and the Fury and Choral Rage. Favorite past mature roles include Mabel (The Pajama Game), Madame Duventet (Auto da Fe), and Wicked Queen (Snow White)—but she can play young too! Bianca (Taming of the Shrew), Ophelia (Hamletprojekt), Henriette (Learned Ladies) and Tuptim (The King and I).

Jon Roufaeal (Book and Lyrics/Kent Holbrook)
is thrilled to be a part of the Spidey Project. As a lover of musical theater and a proud comics fan, this opportunity to combine both has been a dream come true! Jon was last seen in POPE! An Epic Musical, and can be seen performing regularly at the Magnet. Other credits include Pippin (Leading Player), The Wiz (The Wiz),
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus), and Damn Yankees! (young Joe Hardy).