Broadway Arts Collective
Award-Winning Broadway Actor
Denise Summerford
Founder & Director

Caitlin Kinnunen

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@ SUNY New Paltz

WOW! What an incredible week we had this summer with an outstanding group of kids!!!
We are thrilled to have Caitlin join us this year as our special Guest Artist! Caitlin Kinnunen Is a Tony nominated actress for her work in The Prom on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include The Bridges of Madison County (Carolyn), Spring Awakening (Thea). 
In addition to Caitlin, we also welcomed Gabriella Ulh, Casting Director Paul Hardt (currently casting Annie & the Broadway bound Britney Spears musical Once Upon a One More Time) and Mary Rotella (Broadway's Cabaret with Joel Gray, 42nd Street and Jerome Robbins Broadway)!
What an amazing return to the Parker Theatre @ SUNY New Paltz. A huge THANKS to all of our guest artists, students and families! And a shout out to SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts!
See ya in 2023!

BAC is Recipient of the Ulster County Executive’s Arts Award for Arts in Education

Arts in Education Award Broadway Arts Collective John and Denise Summerford receiving award from Pat Ryan, Ulster County Executive

John & Denise Summerford of Broadway Arts Collective receiving the Ulster County Executive's Arts Award for Arts in Education from Pat Ryan, Ulster County Executive.

We are honored to receive the Ulster County Executive’s Arts Award for Arts in Education!

A big thank you to Arts Mid-Hudson & Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan! And a HUGE thanks to all of our students and families for your support. You made this all possible.

Additional thanks to our partners: All of our guest teaching artists, Brendan Burke & Shadowland Stages, SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts, Dutchess Community College, One Epic Place, Hudson Valley Conservatory, Kaleidoscope Arts Center & Black Sheep Recording Studios.


BAC Founder and Creative Director, Denise Summerford sings "For Good" from WICKED with long time students Sydney Druttman, Haley Collier and Andrew Geher - all 3 are attending college theatre programs. Congrats! 

Accompanied by Katya Stanislavskaya.

Recorded & Engineered by Jeffrey Frey at Black Sheep Recording Studios in Gardiner, NY.

Thanks to all!

This was a performance for the Ulster County Executive's Arts Awards in which BAC received the Arts in Education Award.