FULL MOON FRIDAYS
LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!
Friday, August 12 8pm
Full Moon Friday’s are back with “Let Us Entertain You!”, an evening of incredible songs and talented artists, streaming to you via Moon’s YouTube channel, celebrating the spectacular concerts and superb musicals that we will be bringing soon to the Gateway Theatre and beyond!
Songs include “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” (EVITA), “Let Me Entertain You” (GYPSY), “Not A Day Goes By” (MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG), and more!
ACCOMPANIST: Marcus McCauley
MEET THE ARTISTS
Jessica was last seen at 42nd Street Moon as Mrs. Fezziwig in Scrooge in Love and will playing Mary in the upcoming Merrily We Roll Along. Some of her favorite roles include Miss Fleming in Heathers at Hillbarn, Songs for a New World at Sitka Performing Arts, Henri in The View Upstairs at New Conservatory Theatre Center, Emma Goldman in Ragtime, Ursula in The Little Mermaid and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown at Berkeley Playhouse, Gravity, a Newtonian musical at BATCO, Miss Gardner in Carrie, the Musical, Shawntel in Jerry Springer the Opera and Emma Borden in Lizzie at Ray of Light, Smokey Joe’s Café at Broadway by the Bay among many others. Jessica is a founding member of the comedy trio “B.O.O.B.S.” and “The Coker Sisters.” She’s a dog mom, cabaret singer and in her spare time can be found changing her hair color and traveling the world.
A San Francisco native, Will is happy to be back with 42nd Street Moon after most recently playing Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Ivan Molokov in Chess and Tommy Albright in Brigadoon. Other favorite roles include: Ron/Cat in Iron John (TheatreWorks), Robert in Company (Altarena), Napoleon/Alex in Sunday in the Park with George (SF Playhouse), Leo Frank in Parade (Palo Alto), Thomas Weaver in The Story of My Life (NCTC & CCCT) and Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q for four sold-out seasons (NCTC). When he is not performing, he moonlights as the VP of Learning Engagement and Recognition for ServiceNow. Will is honored to be reprising the role of Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along for 42nd Street Moon next season. Find out more at www.williamgiammona.com.
Anthone was born and raised in the Bay Area, originally from Milpitas, whose claim to fame became The Great Mall! He began singing in the church choir at age 4 and his love for music grew from there. His theatre career began at age 8, when he joined his cousins in a production of The Wiz that needed more kids, beginning his battle with his love for Football versus Theatre due to frequent schedule collisions.
Between 2000-2013 Anthone did not perform in shows due to Football, then college in Atlanta at Morehouse, where he majored in Psychology, although he did record an album with his cousins under the name Durell, On my Mind. Since returning to the stage, he performed most recently in The Color Purple, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Big River (TBA Award Recipient), Caroline, or Change, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and I, Too, Sing America, to name a few. If he looks familiar and you didn’t see him in any of those shows, maybe it was his episode of Wheel of Fortune, originally aired in October 2021. He and his family just returned from the trip to Aruba he won on that show. He’s the loving husband of Ashlee, father to his girls Averee, Aubree and their brother due in November; still deciding on an “A” name!
Marcus was blessed with the gift of playing the piano at the age of six. As he banged away on his grandmother’s piano, she stopped him, told him that he had a special musical gift and enrolled him in piano lessons the next day.
From that day forward, the Oakland, California native became a serious musician. He won awards for best classical piano performance during his grade and middle school years. He played at many churches in the San Francisco Bay Area and was recognized for his piano performance.
He only applied to one school to further his studies in music, was accepted to Berklee College of Music in the spring of 2004 and entered in the fall. He earned a double B.A in Contemporary Writing/Music Production and Music Business and Management. He was in high demand at Berklee College for his piano playing and arrangements.
Marcus runs his own production house and is currently developing his record label MMS REC. He was the musical director for Moon’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. He has scored 2 feature length films, produced, played and musical directed for various artists including Jennifer Hudson, Joe, BeBe Winans, Lenny Williams, J. Rosalynn Smith Clark (Opera Noir), Shaquille O’Neal’s Comedy Network, Chase Bank and the list is rapidly building.
DC was last seen in the egregiously-titled Don’t Touch That Dial! DC and Peter’s Glorious Romp Through the Golden Age of TV Theme Songs, 42nd Street Moon’s highest-selling streaming show ever, which he created with his husband and truly better half, Peter Budinger. Some fun DC facts: he was born in The Bronx, but he has largely recovered. He studied theatre at Yale. Ditto. He is an inveterate paleonerd, and will fight anyone who thinks his Allosaurus tattoo is a T rex. (By “fight,” he means pawing at the air and going “rawr rawr.”) He was once nearly killed by a swarm of bees. He was detained at the West/East Berlin border three weeks before the wall came down. He’s flown at Mach 2, and boy were his arms tired! He was once twice his current size, and is currently on his third belly button. He runs a typeface foundry (ampersandforest.com) and is creating a series of fonts inspired by Stephen Sondheim as part of his mourning process. To relax, he clarifies and browns butter. Come see him as Charley in Moon’s Merrily We Roll Along.