Musical Theatre Competitions of America is helmed by Directors Lisa Fry and Pia Patrick. Lisa and Pia have over 10 years of experience with MTCA and both have a strong background in the performing arts education field. Lisa and Pia share unequaled enthusiasm for teaching and helping students experience the art of musical theatre.
John Tebay began his career in 1976 as Minister of Music and Worship at Calvary Church of Placentia, California, USA, where he directed the music program for 17 years. In 1981, he became the choral director at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. He has been director of choral studies at Fullerton College in Southern California, since 1985. During that time, he has conducted the 110-voice Concert Choir, the Chamber Singers, the Collegiate Chorale, the Men’s Chorale, the Women’s Chorale, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the song and dance troupe, Bravo. Mr. Tebay has guest conducted local and state honor choirs throughout the Western United States. He is in demand as an adjudicator, clinician and competition judge for choral, musical theatre and show choir events. John has collaborated with the Theatre Department at Fullerton College to music direct numerous Musical Theatre productions.
John is a member of the founding staff of Musical Theatre Competitions of America, and has been an adjudicator/clinician at each competition since its inception.
John Vaughan is a busy director/choreographer with over 400 productions to his credit. He has worked constantly first as an actor, then a director, choreographer, producer and theatre educator. His long association with Performance Riverside, the Moonlight Amphitheater, Musical Theatre West and other professional Southern California theatres includes hit productions of Big River, Cabaret, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Curtains, The Will Rogers Follies, Evita, Footloose, Anything Goes, Singin’ in the Rain, A Chorus Line, Into the Woods, Aida,Ragtime, The Music Man, And the World Goes Round, among many others. Philanthropically, he has raised (net) over eight million dollars for Children Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) since 1997 as the director of their acclaimed volunteer based fundraiser- the “CHOC Follies”.
John’s work has received numerous awards from Backstage West, the Inland Empire Theatre League, San Diego Playbill and many others. He has been the co-choreographer for the acclaimed Citrus Singers for the past 26 years.
Christopher is an actor, director, and all-around theater nerd. He stars in the upcoming 2019 feature film, Breaking Fast, and plays alongside Patti Lupone, Glenn Close, Cynthia Erivo & Jon Cameron Mitchell in the soon to be released musical podcast, Anthem, penned by JCM. On Broadway, Christopher played opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying…(Bud Frump); Rent (Mark), Cry-Baby (Baldwin) and In My Life (JT).
Other notable NYC credits: the Jon Tolins’ hit one-man comedy, Buyer & Cellar; Perfect Arrangement at Primary Stages; starred as Claude in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair. Hanke played Tommy Boatwright in The Normal Heart directed by George C. Wolfe. On tour, he starred in The Full Monty (Ethan Girard) and Fame (Nick Piazza).
Christopher works a lot in TV: 3 seasons as Devon on Odd Mom Out (BRAVO); recurring on sitcom Kevin Can Wait (CBS); Fabian in the last season of Devious Maids; series regular Ryan Abbot, Three Rivers (CBS); recurring as Stuart on HBOs Big Love; guest starred on Nashville, Major Crimes, The Client List, Brothers & Sisters, & Younger.
Hanke is happy to announce his next gig -- a new miniseries for HBO, I Know This Much Is True, opposite Mark Ruffalo and Imogen Poots.
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