Championing the Spirit of Independence

Ari Gelman (Young Johnny) is a local New Jersey actor whose most recent performance was in a production of Peter Pan

Michael Nigro (Teen Johnny) has been performing on stage much of his life. His largest role was when over 18 million people saw him play Friedrich on NBC's The Sound of Music Live! in 2013.  

David Skyler (Johnny) grew up on the West Coast before moving to New York a few years ago and has worked in TV and film since he was a child. His diversity as an actor spans from voiceover work on Family Guy to the film Sydney White with Amanda Bynes and Game of Life with Tom Sizemore and Heather Locklear.   

Beth Baur (Mother) has been a professional actor for over 25 years and has worked with such luminaries as Tommy Tune, George Burns and Lanford Wilson. As an arts educator, she has shared that knowledge with others as the co-director of NJSDSA and as an adjunct professor in acting for the film department at Montclair State University in New Jersey.