Yasuhiko Fukuoka

Yasuhiko Fukuoka

Declared a “… brilliant pianist” by the New York Times, Yasuhiko “Yaz” Fukuoka is an award-winning composer, pianist and producer who’s performed at prestigious venues worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland, and Festival de Cannes. Yaz plays and directs at piano bars and cabaret shows with celebrated Broadway performers, and has written and produced music for numerous films, including the 2016 student Academy Award winning film “Cloud Kumo”. For more information, please visit www.yahzy.com

James Scheider

James Scheider

James Scheider is an actor-musician, music director, and composer/arranger based in Manhattan. He originated the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the 2006 premiere reading of Million Dollar Quartet at Village Theatre and in addition to playing the role in the Chicago cast, pre-Broadway, he also played the role on the 1st National Tour. James made his Broadway debut understudying Tony award winner Levi Kreis in the original Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet.

He recently took another turn as the Killer, originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the World Premiere of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at Bucks County Playhouse and reprising his role in a production of the same name at Berkshire Theatre Festival. Off-broadway and subsequent Broadway runs are scheduled pending pandemic safety.

He originated and helped develop the role of George Spencer in the Off-Broadway production Evening-1910 at Axis Theatre, working alongside composer/music director Paul Carbonara, well known as the lead guitarist for the band Blondie.

James recently co-music directed and starred in Chasin’ Dem Blues: The Untold Story of Paramount Records (Professor) at the nationally acclaimed Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Company.

James is a resident pianoman at Don’t Tell Mama and Uncle Charlie's Piano Lounge as well as a frequent guest artist at NYC piano bar staples such as The Duplex. His work as an audio engineer through his studio, Studio Bogardus, is featured in the recent release on Broadway Records, Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!

James has toured world-wide with the USO Show and is a founding member and frontman of the folk rock band, The Ol’ So & So’s. Proud AEA member since 2008. JamesScheider.com

Jonathan Hoover

Jonathan Hoover

Jonathan is happy to be joining the Mama’s team. Best know for his instagram alter ego @InappropriatePatti where he impersonates the queen Patti LuPone singing songs she would never sing. When not working at Mamas, or making Patti parodies he can be seen performing and directing on stages through out the US and the world. Some career highlights include: Mike in the international tour of the Broadway Revival of A Chorus Line, Edgar the Bat Boy in Bat Boy, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Adriana in a gender bent production of Boys From Syracuse, Henrik in a Little Night Music, Brad Majors in Rocky Horror Show, Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, and many more. Jonathan has also had the pleasure of performing in cabaret venues all across NYC Birdland, Laurie Beechman, Greenroom 42, Lincoln Center and plans to bring his very own @InappropriatePatti show to the cabaret world. For more information, performances updates, and stalking purposes check out Jonathan-Hoover.com

Nicola Barrett

Nicola Barrett

Nicola is an Australian actress and has been in New York since moving for college in 2019. She graduated from AMDA amidst the pandemic and has been working in the arts since! Some of her most notable roles include; Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Mabel in Fame!, Schwartzy in The Spelling Bee, Tricia in Dog Sees God and most recently in the new musical The Joe Hill Revival as the Dance Captain/Ensemble. You can keep up with her at @_nicolabarrett on Instagram!

Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Paddy “on the Piano” is a high-energy pianist, vocalist, and entertainer performing across the tri-state area at weddings, galas, and parties of every kind. Well-versed in classic rock, pop, and soul, Paddy’s trademark exuberance and colorful wardrobe are only outshone by his considerable ability at the keyboard. Paddy can be found at piano bars around New York City including Don’t Tell Mama, the Duplex, Brandy’s, and Uncle Charlie’s. Follow @paddyonthepiano on Instagram and Facebook and try to keep up!