About the Performers
Ruth Chiamulera is long-time alumna of Asbury Summer Theater and has been a participant in the Music at Asbury series since its inception. She has been performing in theatre throughout Westchester and NYC for 30 years in such roles as Liliane LaFleur (Nine,) Sally Bowles (Cabaret,) Smitty (How To Succeed…,) Miss Hannigan (Annie,) Illona (She Loves Me,) Lili (On The 20th Century,) and Ado Annie (Oklahoma) to name just a few. Some non-musical roles include Rosalind (Moon Over Buffalo) Latrelle (Sordid Lives,) Marjorie (Tales Of The Allergist’s Wife,) and Dr. Livingstone (Agnes Of God). Ruth has been a vocalist with Three For The Show for many years and is very happy to be performing here, once again, with her dear friends Mark, Greg, and of course, Lu!
Marking 25 years performing with Three for the Show, Mark Cummings has also performed in both opera and musical theatre in the U.S. and abroad, notably with New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Sarasota Opera, has toured the U.S. and Canada and has recently moved into the art form of cabaret. Recently he brought his shows A Fifth of Mark to Don’t Tell Mama and extraORDINARY to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. Mark was one of 38 people invited, worldwide, to be a part of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale where he worked with industry professionals such as Faith Prince, Jason Graae and the legendary Julie Wilson. Locally he has appeared with Westchester Broadway Theatre, Asbury Summer Theatre and, for the past 14 years, has been a soloist with St. Joseph’s Choir in Bronxville. Mark originally hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan and he plays a mean game of Scrabble!
Lu Gmoser is creator of and commentator for Three for the Show, which regularly presents educational/entertaining music programs on a variety of topics throughout the Tri-State area. She has been presenting programs on opera and musical theatre for 30 years. Earlier in her career she was in the education department of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and became personal secretary to Mrs. August Belmont, founder of the Guild. She authored a published book, “Great Composers,” and was also a reporter and feature article writer for Gannett newspapers in Westchester. Mrs. Gmoser was, for more than 25 years, producer of Asbury Summer Theatre, an acclaimed community theatre in Yonkers. She is a recipient of the Cab Calloway Lifetime Achievement Award and the Untermyer Performing Arts Council Griffon Award, both for her contribution and commitment to the performing arts.
Greg Wilson is a versatile music director and music teacher with his expertise not only on the piano but on the organ, and also as a choral director. Currently at Saint Anthony’s High School in South Huntington on Long Island, he serves as music director. Previously, Greg was on the faculty at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Fleetwood. Currently he is organist and choral director at Saint Anthony of Padua, Rocky Point, Long Island. A graduate of Concordia in Bronxville, he was the first student to receive a double degree – music education and church music. Soon after, he became affiliated with Asbury Summer Theatre in Yonkers and was music director for several shows. His theater experience extends to costuming. For 18 years he supervised the Bay Street regional theater costume shop in Sag Harbor. Greg‘s costume work no doubt stimulated crocheting as his avid hobby.
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Music at Asbury is supported, in part, by an Arts Alive Project Grant, made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and administered by ArtsWestchester.