- 2018 Season
Scott Coulter, Artistic Director
Scott is an in-demand actor, teacher, cabaret artist, and director. For his work in cabaret, he’s been awarded five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), four Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine.
Scott directed and starred in in A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony. He reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production. He is also an Emmy nominee for his performance in American Song.
Scott is founder/owner of Spot-On Entertainment, a concert production/booking company and is a resident director of original programming at Feinstein’s/54 Below (Broadway’s Supper Club) in NYC. He is a proud graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
See Scott’s full bio HERE.
Pearce Landry-Wegener, General Manager
Pearce is thrilled to be returning this season to the Pocono Mountains Music Festival, having served as Operations Manager, and then General Manager for the 2011- 2013 seasons. Pearce started his career as an actor, working in theaters across the country, including playing Yonkers in both the Encores! and 2008 Broadway Revival of Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone. Most recently, he earned the Certified Financial Planner® designation, working as a Wealth Management Advisor for high net worth individuals and their families. Originally from Columbia, MO, Pearce graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Billye Kubiak, Education Manager
Billye’s performing credits include Broadway, television, and industrials (Annie Riley- David Merrick’s 42nd Street, Canada Dry, Metropolitan Life…). Currently, she serves as a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Artist, directing and choreographing musicals and show choirs for elementary, junior high and high school students. Billye also conducts musical theatre lectures and motivational workshops for children and educational professionals. Billye has directed and choreographed the Stroudsburg Area School District Musical and Show Choirs for 24 years, and has served as the Festival Education Manager for the past two years.
Jacob Shoesmith-Fox, Company Manager
A native of Canadensis, PA, Jacob is the Founding Artistic Director of Theatrical Gems, an award-winning non-profit theatre company performing shows out of Evergreen Community Charter School in Cresco, PA. Jacob is also an award-winning Sound Designer, dramaturg and director. He has directed productions of Bye Bye Birdie and Man of La Mancha in Pennsylvania. In New York City he has directed multiple high profile benefits for the Actors Fund featuring Broadway talent, including the first New York revivals of Irving Berlin’s Mr. President and Cy Coleman’s Wildcat and a production of Meredith Willson’s Miracle on 34th Street: the Musical.
Jacob serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance (NEPTA). He earned his B.S. in Arts Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Theatre Management, and his M.S.ED in Secondary Education, both from Wagner College on Staten Island. In addition to his work in the arts, Jacob is a teacher at Evergreen Community Charter School in Cresco, PA.
Laurie A. Guzda, Communications Manager
Laurie A. Guzda is the Creative Director of LAGuzda, Creative Arts & Services – specializing in marketing, branding, PR and more. Serving clients nationally, with a focus on hospitality and entertainment. Her team of exceptional talent is hand-selected for each client’s specific needs. Locally, she is the recipient of The Pocono Mountains Gail Sterrett Award for excellence in marketing, PMVB’s Tourism Achievement award, the State of PA Spirit of Hospitality award as well as established the marketing department for Woodloch Resort helping them achieve national recognition as “One of America’s Best Family Resorts.” Laurie is an avid photographer, artist and writer. She writes a monthly column, “Pocono Secrets.” Laurie also teaches Situation Comedy Improvisation. Her theater training comes from The Actors Studio – LA, The Actor’s Center in London and NYC. She co-created Curtain Call Theater in Stamford, CT.