NINA LAINVILLE, conductor
Nina Lainville is a Franco-British actress, singer and conductor. She has lived and worked in Paris (France) and London (UK) until moving to New York, NY in 2017.
After studying musicology at the Université Paris VIII, Classical singing at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and acting at London Method acting, Nina launched a very eclectic (and a little eccentric) stage performance career as a singer and an actress. Alongside her stage career, Nina is passionate about conducting choirs and believes strongly in the cathartic effects of singing in a group for individuals and their communities.
She has worked with varied choirs from elementary school children, people with physical and mental disabilities, LIPS Choir, Women Sing East, Tenovus Cancer Choir Sing with Us, choirs for people affected by cancer and many community choirs. Nina has sung with the London Philharmonic Choir (touring South East Asia) and has recently join the Canticum Novum Singers in NYC.
Nina is looking forward to immersing herself in the fantastic world of Gilbert and Sullivan’s music and having fun singing with the whole group.
DAVID MACALUSO, producer
David Macaluso David Macaluso was an original cast member of the Drama Desk - nominated production of "Pinafore!" where he simultaneously played two lead roles, Sir. Joseph and Buttercup (Vortex Theater). Variety stated, “ It’s Macaluso that makes this saucy ship a beauty!” As a principal performer with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players for over 15 years he was honored to receive the Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Excellence and was recently managing producer, performer and co-director of the sold out Cox & Box. As a performer he has appeared to critical acclaim Off Broadway at The Signature Theater, Dodger Stages, New York City Center, Symphony Space, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and regionally with Washington Symphony, Opera Columbus and Wolf Trap in Washington D.C. New works include a live broadcast of BOUNCE: A Basketball Opera on WQXR, and The Emperor and The Queen with HERE Arts, workshops of Miracolo-A New Musical, WARSAW, and The Pirates of Finance at The New York Music Theatre Festival. Besides the works of G&S, David has performed in many musicals and operettas, standouts being Molina in "Kiss of the Spiderwoman", Seymour in "Little Shop of Horrors", Motel in "Fiddler" and Dr. Falke "Die Fledermaus". The New York Times praised David’s performance in Ruddigore as being "vividly sung and enacted." In The Mikado, with NYGASP, BroadwayWorld raved of his “exuberant showmanship and handling Gilbert's verbal wit with crackling dexterity,” and was deemed “the evening's energetic comic engine.” Of the acclaimed House of Murgatroyd at the International G&S Festival in England, Seen and Heard International commended both David’s “velvety rich baritone” for his performance as Robin Oakapple, and the production, , as “funny and fast moving… theatre at its best.” As a director he created innovative student productions of The Gondoliers, Patience, Pirates, Ruddigore and Pinafore for NYGASP and Lake George opera/Opera Saratoga. He has also choreographed productions of The Pirates of Penzance with Opera NJ and Die Fledermaus and Le Nozze di Figaro at the Copland School of Music. Along with studying for two summers at Centro Studi Italiani, in Italy, David was a scholarship recipient at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where he received the Janet D. Schenck Award. David is a founding member of House of Murgatroyd Entertainment (H.O.M.E) and is the co-producer, and co-creator of H.O.M.E.'s critically-acclaimed production of "The House of Murgatroyd or Ruddygore Revisited".
CÁITLÍN BURKE, producer
Praised by the N.Y.Times for having “virtuoso flair”, and the ability to create “three-dimensional characters”, multi-talented artist, Cáitlín Burke’s career has spanned the genres of Broadway, theatre, opera, and classical music. She most recently appeared, to critical acclaim, as The Mother Abbess at The Kennedy Center on the national tour of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony award winner, Jack O’Brien. Internationally, she was the first American to tour with London’s National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, where she appeared at England’s Royal Hall, as well as prestigious venues across the U.K., and has garnered rave reviews for her work in the U.K. at The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. She has frequently appeared as a principal artist at Lincoln Center, New York City Center, Symphony Space, the 92nd Street Y, The Times Center, The Kennedy Center, The Filene Center at Wolf Trap, The Ahmanson Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, The National Arts Centre (Canada),
The Ed Mirvish Theatre (Toronto, Canada), The Boston Early Music Festival, Teatro Trevi (Trevi, Italy), Teatro Caio Melisso (Spoleto, Italy), Piazza de Municipio (Spoleto, Italy). Her stage work includes the regional premiere of Avenue Q (Best Supporting Actress Award), The King and I, South Pacific, Into the Woods, Bittersweet, Master Class, By Jeeves (Wilde Award nomination), M. Butterfly,The Miracle Worker, A Christmas Carol, The House of Murgatroyd, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Così Fan Tutte, Dido and Aeneas, and 10 seasons as a principal artist with The New York Gilbert and Sullivan players appearing in 11 Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
Her concert work includes guest artist appearances with the U.K.’s National Festival Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, the Chattanooga Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, and the Detroit Chamber Winds. She is the recipient of the David Daniels artist award, the Elizabeth Gardner vocal award, Charlotte Ruppel vocal award, and was the first person to be honored with two Matilda Awards for Alumni Achievement in both Music and Theatre from Oakland University, where she received her bachelors degree before attending graduate school at Indiana University. Cáitlín is a founding member of House of Murgatroyd Entertainment (H.O.M.E) and is the co-producer, and co-creator of H.O.M.E.'s critically-acclaimed production of "The House of Murgatroyd or Ruddygore Revisited". www.CaitlinBurke.org