Levine Presents 2020-21

Levine Presents – A Night on Broadway

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7 PM ET

Thank you for joining us for the 2020-21 Levine Presents Performance Series, Beyond Imagined Boundaries: Merging Cultures and Modernization.

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Levine is committed to building new audiences for music by offering outstanding performances, master classes, and other musical events free-of-charge. This season of Levine Presents is offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of many donors. Please consider making a gift to support these programs.


Another Hundred People Just Got Off of the Trolley (arr. Bill Yanesh)
(Another Hundred People from Company, Stephen Sondheim & The Trolley Song from Meet Me In St Louis, Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane)

Tracy Olivera

Wonderful Guy from South Pacific (Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein) 

Sarah Frances Williams

Falling Slowly from Once (Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová) 

Nicole Maneffa & Kevin Maneffa

Chanson from The Baker’s Wife (Stephen Schwartz) 

Tracy Olivera

It’s My Job from Escape to Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett) 

Sarah Frances Williams

Asheville from Bright Star (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)

Carolyn Agan

Beautiful City (arr. Jesse Kissel, Allyn Johnson, & Nova Payton)
from Godspell (Stephen Schwartz)

Nova Payton

Les Poissons from The Little Mermaid (Alan Menken & Howard Ashman)

Keith Tittermary

She Used to be Mine from Waitress (Sara Bareilles) 

Tracy Olivera

Once Upon a December from Anastasia (Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty)

Nicole Maneffa

Dance: No Way from Six (Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss)

Nicole Maneffa & Sarah Frances Williams

Goodbye/ Boom Boom from Elegies (William Finn)

Carolyn Agan & Matthew Kacergis

Finishing the Hat from Sunday in the Park with George (Stephen Sondheim) 

Matthew Kacergis

They Just Keep Moving the Line from Smash (Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman)

Nova Payton

Accompanied by LMT Music Director Bobby McCoy and Levine Student Services Manager Dylan Pfaff

About the Artists

Carolyn Agan currently serves as the Managing Artistic Director for Levine Music Theatre where she has directed productions of A Christmas Story, Bare: A Pop Opera, and Les Miserables. She was nominated for an NYA award for her direction of Bring it On: The Musical with San Diego Musical Theatre Pre-Professional program. As a teaching artist she has worked with the Tony Award winning Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, and La Jolla Playhouse as well as Ford’s Theatre, The Smithsonian Associates, and San Diego Musical Theatre. She is also an equity actress, notable roles including: Digital Nanhee in Wild Goose Dreams, Jana in Home of the Brave (La Jolla Playhouse); Mother in Ragtime (2016 Craig Noel Award – Lead Actress in a Musical), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (San Diego Musical Theatre); Olive in The 25th Annual… Spelling Bee, Monteen in Parade, Belle in A Christmas Carol (Ford’s Theatre); Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Olney Theatre).

Matthew Kacergis is a DC-based Arts Administrator with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, and the Associate Artistic Director of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor, MI. He spent more than a decade as a professional actor and vocalist, starring as Prince Eric in the National Tour of Disney’s The Little Mermaid as well as appearing in leading roles with some of the nation’s leading regional theatres, including Ford’s Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre of DC, the Ogunquit Playhouse and more. Favorite DC theatre roles include Frankie Epps in Parade at Ford’s; Melchior in Spring Awakening and The Prince in Cinderella at Olney. His screen credits include national commercials and independent films as well as an appearance on HBO’s Veep. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association. MatthewKacergis.com

Nicole Marie Maneffa currently works as a Teaching Artist and Dance Instructor throughout the DMV and is passionate about youth education and involvement in the arts. In addition to being an arts educator, she performs, directs, and choreographs. It has been a challenge bringing live theatre to an online space this last year, but she has enjoyed the unique opportunities and creative ventures that have resulted. Needless to say, she is really excited to be performing in person with Levine Presents.

Kevin Maneffa is a Physician Assistant student (graduating next week!) and hasn’t really been on stage since college, but sometimes he sings, and his wife asked him to join in, so here he is! Past credits include: In the Heights, Spring Awakening, and Legally Blonde. He loves theater, and you should too, so check out Levine!

Walter “Bobby” McCoy is an award winning Music Director for Musical Theatre. Music Direction credits include—WASHINGTON DC: Miss You Like Hell, Annie-Piano Conductor (Olney Theatre Center); Legally Blonde (2020 HH WINNER, Outstanding Musical Direction) (Keegan Theatre); A New Brain, A Civil War ChristmasFly By Night (2019 HH Nom), Old Wicked Songs (2016 HH Nom), Bat BoyAltar Boyz (1st Stage Tyson’s); Little Shop of Horrors (2020 HH Nom), Aida (2019 HH Nom), The Wild Party (2018 HH Nom) (Constellation Theatre); FAME: The Musical, In The Heights: in Spanish (2018 HH WINNER, Outstanding Musical Direction) (GALA Hispanic Theatre); Into the Woods, In The Heights (Montgomery College); Blues in The Night (2018 HH Nom), Ruthless, Caroline or ChangeOnce On This Island (Creative Cauldron); Always Patsy ClineA Christmas Story, My Fair Lady, Mame (Riverside Center); Urinetown (Monumental Theatre). Bobby is currently on the faculties of The Theatre Lab, Levine Music, and The Madeira School

A classically trained singer, Tracy Olivera has appeared in many musicals and plays, including the Broadway run of Ragtime. At Signature Theatre she has been seen in Company, Gypsy, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes nomination), ACE, Merrily We Roll Along (Helen Hayes nomination), Follies, and Sweeney Todd. She has also performed at the Kennedy Center in Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Merrily We Roll Along, and Ragtime; at Ford’s in Hello Dolly and Liberty Smith; at Studio Theatre in Bachelorette; at Olney Theatre Center in Cinderella and The Sound of Music; at MetroStage in The Last Five Years; and in Candide at the Shakespeare Theatre and at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Tracy is also a member of Rorschach Theatre Company and has taught at Catholic University, Signature Theatre for Stage One and Overtures, Adventure Theatre/MTC, and Imagination Stage. She is currently a member of the Levine Music Theatre faculty.

Chances are that you’ve heard the amazing soprano voice of Nova Y. Payton on with the internationally staged musical, 3 Mo’ Divas, on television, or in countless regional theatre productions across the country. Boasting a prolific catalog of artist collaborations, the former American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) student has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Levi Kreis, Bobby McFerrin, John Michael Higgins, Yolanda Adams, Betsy Wolfe, Michael Uris, Anthony Hamilton and Michelle Williams.

Nova Payton is a DC native with a rich history in music and performance. Here in town, Nova leads and directs the choir Favour at St. Martin’s Catholic Church and is on faculty with Levine Music Theatre. She is a celebrated jazz vocalist, cabaret artist, worship leader, and vocal coach. Nova is also one of the most familiar faces in the DC acting scene, having been nominated for 5 Helen Hayes awards and winning in 2012 for her portrayal of Motormouth Mabel in Hairspray at Signature Theatre. Recently she has been seen on stage at The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Arena Stage.

Dylan Pfaff was born in Los Angeles, California. He began performing as a musician while studying at Texas Tech University. Since moving to DC, he has performed solo sets at various taverns and public spaces and has accompanied local artists including musical comedy improv troupes here in Washington. Dylan has been with Levine Music as our Student Services Manager for two years.

Keith Tittermary is an actor, music director, and orchestrator who recently appeared on stage as “Man in Chair” in The Drowsy Chaperone, Horton in Seussical, and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. As a music director he has worked and taught at American University, Howard Community College, Adventure Theatre-MTC, Levine Music, and Imagination Stage. Additionally he has served as an accompanist for many cabaret singers and has toured with “Edie Beale” impersonator with performances at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Feinstein’s in San Francisco and the Barre in Los Angeles. As an orchestrator and arranger working extensively with composer Joan Cushing, Keith has orchestrated The Christmas Doll (published by Dramatic Publishing), Heidi, Breast In Show and Ella: A Jazz Age Cinderella (commissioned by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte). He received a Bachelor Degree  of Music in Musical Theatre from Catholic University, where he studied voice with Jane Pesci-Townsend. Privately, he was mentored in songwriting and arranging by Ellie Greenwich (composer of the hit songs “Leader of the Pack”, “Be My Baby”, and “Da Doo Ron Ron”).

Sarah Frances Hope Williams is the Education Programs Manager for Levine Music theatre. She has been an actor, choreographer and teaching artist in the DMV for over 6 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music in Musical Theatre from Catholic University.  Sarah Frances has worked with Monumental Theatre Co., Adventure Theatre Co., Riverside Dinner Theatre, and more. She is also the theatre director at Gonzaga College High School. For Mom and Dad always.