“Requiem For A Young Man is a feast for the senses…”
There’s a lot that goes into a stage performance! We had such a fabulous tech crew at Valencia College for our premiere performances of Requiem For A Young Man!
Our wonderful creative team takes the stage alongside the principals after the premiere performances of Requiem For A Young Man!
Learn more about the team here.
William (Bill) Gunn stared in the role of the father in the premiere performances of Requiem For A Young Man. Bill has been singing since the age of five and has performed in more than three dozen shows and musicals throughout his school years and career. Currently, Bill works at Walt Disney World where he performs with Voices of Liberty and in other shows on the property. He has been married for fifteen years to his gift from God Patti, and they have three boys.
Priscilla Bagley sang in the premieres of Requiem For A Young Man as the soldier’s mother. She has been professionally employed as a leading lady of both opera and musical theater, her body of work ranging from the title role in Madame Butterfly and Violetta in La Traviata to Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Mama Morton in Chicago. She starred in The Sweetest Sounds: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein and It’s a Very Good Year at Mad Cow Theatre’s 2011 Orlando Cabaret Festival, and most recently appeared as Mother in Ragtime at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. She has been contracted as the Soprano Soloist in many prestigious oratorio performances including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in The Manhattan Choral Festival at St. John the Divine, New York and in Leonard Bernstein’s The Lark at the National ACDA Festival in Washinton, D.C. and Palace Het Loo in the Netherlands.
Aaron Mule recited original poems by Ronald H. Owen as a part of the Requiem For A Young Man premiere performances. He previously appeared in South Pacific, Into the Woods, The Fantasticks and Suds. The premier of Requiem For A Young Man was his first performance after a decade-long hiatus from the stage. He is married to Priscilla Bagley.
Sarah Michele Bailey (née Harder) sang the part of the young girl in the premiere performances of Requiem For A Young Man. She performed in Winter Park Playhouse’s production of The Andrews Brothers as Peggy Jones. Her favorite roles include Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Anna in Le Villi.
Michael Mucciolo played the title role in the premiere performances of Requiem For A Young Man. He was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and studied musical theater at the Orlando Repertory Theatre with Gary Cadwallader. His professional experiences include the premiere of Aladdin Jr. with Seaside Music Theatre and Hero in Mad Cow Theatre’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.