MEET OUR TEAM

REMA WEBB

 Founder, Executive Director 

  Rema founded On Broadway to create a place where young people could come and have a

one-of-a-kind Musical Theatre experience. She has built this strengths based program because she grew up in programs where they beat you down a little bit about your weaknesses to make you "stronger." She feels it’s already hard enough being a child, an artist, who is already feeling awkward and sensitive. To then have someone harp on those weaknesses—it doesn’t sit well with her.  Rema feels that we should empower our students and tell them- let’s turn to all the wonderful things that you are doing! Then, we can slowly improve upon those weaker areas without them even noticing. Rema is a 20-year Broadway veteran and her mission is to pass on her knowledge, create a better learning environment and inspire the next generation of young artists. She was most recently seen in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at The Cape Playhouse, and with the NJ Symphony Orchestra. Other one-woman shows include: Billie & Me (A Tribute to Billie Holiday)To Ella & Judy With Love  (A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Judy Garland)Speak on It: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, and Children Will Listen.  Recent TV Credits: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Central Park, Murphy  Brown. Broadway Credits: Escape to Margaritaville, The Color Purple, Violet, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, and Ragtime. Off-Broadway & Regional Credits: Unmasked, Footloose, Disney’s Hercules, Little Shop of Horrors, The Cradle Will Rock, The Colored Museum, A New Brain, You’re Standing In My Way: A New Song Cycle, Being Alive. Rema feels honored that God or the universe allows her to have On Broadway and that families choose us to mentor their children and offer them a safe haven.

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Because of my personal commitment to the performing arts… because of my commitment to mentoring young people… because of my commitment to education… I must share my experiences, encourage and help usher in newer generations of young students to be the best at whatever they decide to do in life."

JESSICA KATE MATTHEWS

Artistic Director

This is Jessica's fifth season with On Broadway!  Jessica is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has a BFA in Theater Arts from Point Park University. She has previously served On Broadway as a Stage Manager, Prop Master, Program Director and Associate Executive Director. In 2019, she came on board full time to lead our growing organization alongside Rema Webb. Jessica is currently working on the Off-Broadway Revival of Little Shop of Horrors.  Additional credits include- Off-Broadway & Regional: In The Green, Nantucket Sleigh Ride, Director's Lab 2018 (Lincoln Center Theater); Love's Labour's Lost, An Act of God, Singin' In The Rain, The Merchant of Venice, Cowgirls: The Musical, Deathtrap; National Tours: Seussical: The Musical, We the People, Click Clack Moo, Junie B. Jones.

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 SCHUYLER MIDGETT

Head of Dance

This is Schuyler's 8th year with On Broadway! Schuyler is NYC based Actor and Choreographer. She was last seen twirling around the country with R+H Cinderella National Tour. Some of her favorite credits include National/International Tours: SHREK the Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Regional/ Off-Broadway: Mamma Mia, Love/Sick.  Schuyler is so grateful for the life long friends she has made and the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible program. 

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CANDYCE ADKINS

Head of Acting

This is Candyce's 8th year with On Broadway! Candyce is a NYC native working as an Actor and Director. She has degrees in Dramatic Arts and Psychology from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Through On Broadway, she has directed four Musicals: Hairspray, High School Musical, Rent and Spamalot. Candyce also works as an actor/trainer for NYPD Officer Trainings. Some of her favorite credits include: Uncle Vanya (Columbia University); Television: "Homicide City".

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MICHAEL FERNANDES

Head of Voice

This is Michael's 2nd year with On Broadway! Michael is a Long Island-based music educator and owner of the Nassau-Suffolk Academy of Music. He holds two degrees in Music Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and Syracuse University. Michael has studied vocal pedagogy, music theatre, music theory, and ear training methods. At Syracuse, he was president of Orange Music Group and the Music Teachers National Association’s local collegiate chapter. Michael recently acquired his New York State Teaching Certification in K-12 Music.

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ALEX IMBROSCI

Supplemental Teacher,

Creative Consultant

This is Alex's 8th year with On Broadway! Alex is a NYC based performer and educator. She has degrees in Musical Theatre and Communication from SUNY Genoseo. Alex was most recently seen in Inside Broadway’s All Kinds of People tour. Off-Broadway: Sueños: Our American Musical (NY Theatre Barn, New Works Series), Say Nothing (Developmental). Additional credits include: Josh Groban’s Bridges tour (Nassau Coliseum), Into the Woods (Broadway Concerts at the Patchogue Theater), Maria in West Side Story (SummerStage Leonia), Jekyll and Hyde (Music Theatre of Connecticut), Hunchback of Notre Dame (WPPAC), Junie B. in Jingle..., Joe Iconis’ The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Redhouse Arts Center), Carmen (Finger Lakes Opera). She is slated to play Maria in West Side Story regionally in the fall of 2022. 

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ABBY SURMACZ

Class Assistant,

Covid Safety Officer

This is Abby's 1st year with On Broadway! Abby is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and is an alumni of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. She is currently finishing her bachelors degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Social Work at Marymount Manhattan College. She has previously spent her summers working with kids and performing a one woman production of Hamilton in her living room. 

 On Broadway Consultants 

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DANIEL SIFORD

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STEPH CICHY