Andrea Canny a Cincinnati native, has been traveling the world entertaining audiences in Europe, the United States and Asia, onstage and on TV for the past 28 years. She moved to Orlando in 1991 to open Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, playing the part of Belle at Disney`s MGM Studios. She has performed with Musical Theatre & TV greats such as Jerry Orbach, Lea Salonga, Robby Benson, Betty White, as well as on the Oprah show with Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson.
Charity - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team in Training: Jack's Girls
Glenn Gover, since leaving the club Glenn has been performing with Stageworks Theatre and Gorilla Theatre in Tampa, freeFall Theatre in St.Pete and Mad Cow Theatre and with the Orlando Philharmonic at the Bob Carr in Orlando. For those who want to see him when at Disney he can be found assisting Capt.Jack Sparrow in Adventureland.
Charity - Central Florida Haven of Hope
Graham Murphy has studied Theatre at Western Illinois University and Comic Improvisation at Second City in Chicago. After years of wandering around the Mid-west as an actor (and waiter), he settled in Orlando where he has been acting for more than twenty years. During that time he has had the great joy and privilege of working on a great many shows, including a long run at Disney's Adventurers Club, playing all of the male roles. Graham can currently be seen and/or heard at Monster's Laugh Floor at the Magic Kingdom, Flights of Wonder at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Turtle Talk at EPCOT, and Ollivanders Wand Shop at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Charity - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team in Training: Marlene Koslen
Jay T. Becker
Jay T. Becker has been involved in the Central Florida theatre and Theme park community for the last 24 years. He has performed at all 4 Disney Parks as well as Pleasure Island, both Universal Parks and Sea World. Favorite shows include Ghostbusters, Citizens of Hollywood, Longshoremen, Flights of Wonder, Monster's Laugh Floor and of course the Adventurers Club. He has written and directed for the parks. He has also appeared in most of the area theatres including the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Civic/ Orlando Repertory Theatre and Mad Cow. Favorites include The Elephant Man, Fully Committed, Under Milkwood, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Talley's Folly and Circle, Mirror, Transformation. His most important job is father to Miranda and Bean.
Charity - The Erie Playhouse, in memory of Doris Becker
Jim, originally from Illinois, has worked in New York City with Dizzy Gillespie, appeared on the "Today Show," and "Good Morning America" and is listed in Dr. Billy Taylor's "Jazz Piano" book as one of the mainstream pianists of the late 1970´s. Jim has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Kool Jazz Festival, the Greenwich Village Jazz Festival and appeared in the off-Broadway show The Best of the Hoofers. In Orlando, he performed at the Comedy Warehouse and The Adventurers Club at Disney World's Pleasure Island. Jim also works regularly in the local jazz festivals and playing with his trio for conventions.
Charity - The Dravet Foundation
Karel Wright hails from Hibbing, Minnesota where she became a champion horsewoman! A staple at Mad Cow, she has been in numerous shows in central Florida and throughout the country. She studied theater at the University of Minnesota, the University of Illinois, and the American Conservatory of Theatre in San Fransisco. Disney fans will remember her from her many roles throughout the parks including Hester of Chester, Guano Jane in Flights of Wonder, and Starlet Oratia in Citizens of Hollywood. Adventurers Club fans will remember her as Pamelia Perkins and Madame Vadalia Onionsky Zarkoff from 1997 until the day the Club closed.
Charity - The Alzheimer's Association
Meghan Colleen Moroney
Meghan Colleen Moroney has had an eclectic career featuring theme parks, cruise ships, Broadway (Mamma Mia), and the Home Shopping Network. Favorite roles include Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Rose in Gypsy, Madame Thenardier in Les Miserable, and Emma Goldman in Ragtime. She's supporting A Better Life Pet Rescue because animals are just that awesome! Thanks for attending!
Charity - A Better Life Pet Rescue
Sheila Smith Ward opened Pleasure Island as an entertainer at XZFR's Rock n' Rollerdome (later the Rock n' Roll Beach Club). She joined the Adventurers Club within it's first year. She can probably claim the most overall hours logged as an Adventurer. A native of Indiana, Sheila studied theatre at Indiana University. She is married to the very magically talented Terry Ward.
Charity - The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation