BRAD FRIEDMAN — Brad is celebrating his 21th year as the Drama director at San Mateo High School. Legally Blonde is his forty-ninth production here. Others include The Wedding Singer (the 2011 winner for Best Musical at the SJSC Honors Program), Guys and Dolls, RENT, West Side Story, Peter Pan, Hello, Dolly! (winner of Best Musical in the 2006 AMTSJ Honors Program), 42nd Street (which received 14 nominations at the 2010 SJSC Honors Program), The Laramie Project, Seussical (nominated for Best Musical in the 2005 AMTSJ Honors Program), Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Secret Garden, The Will Rogers Follies, Oklahoma, The Mousetrap, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd, Lucky Stiff, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, The Miracle Worker, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Into the Woods. Brad was the recipient of the 2005 Art Share award as theatre educator, and in 2007, Brad received the Bravo Award from Hillbarn Theatre. He is a graduate of Lowell High School and UC Berkeley and has acted and/or directed for a number of theatre companies, including Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, The Eureka Theatre, Peninsula Center Stage and Broadway by the Bay. He is especially proud to have acted with many of his present and former students in such BBBay productions as Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Peter Pan (Smee) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Jacob/Potiphar). In addition, Brad has directed City of Angels for Hillbarn Theatre and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pinocchio, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown for BBBay’s YTC program. For the past thirteen years Brad has hosted a weekly television game show, Bay Area Quiz Kids, seen on KRON-TV (Channel 4) every Saturday at 2:00pm. He can also be seen as a judge on Kid Bytes, a teen improvisation TV show.
ATTILIO TRIBUZI — Attilio Tribuzi (Musical Director) has been teaching music since 1986. Since 1992 he has been at San Mateo High School and has conducted Jazz Band, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Chorus classes in addition to directing over 25 musical theatre productions. His groups have won numerous awards through the years and have toured from Florida to Hawaii. He is currently the SMUHSD Coordinator for the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as Master of Ceremonies for the SMUHSD’s In Concert series. Mr. Tribuzi studied music at San Francisco State University as an undergraduate and earned his Master’s degree at CSU Hayward, graduating summa cum laude at both institutions. He studied trumpet performance with Joe Alessi, Jay Rizzetto, Don Reinberg and Glen Fishtal, and conducting with Edwin Kruth, LeRoy Roach and Timothy Smith.
ROBYN TRIBUZI — Robyn is excited to be a part of history by participating in the opening season of the new San Mateo Performing Arts Center! As a teacher, Robyn has taught dance at both the high school and college level for the past 28 years. She has been the Director of Dance for the San Mateo High School Performing Arts Department for the past 11 years and has grown the program from 90 students to over 185 students. As a performer/choreographer, she has worked at many theater companies throughout the Bay Area including Diablo Theater Company, Opera San Jose, Notre Dame de Namur, Palo Alto Players, American Musical Theater of San Jose and Broadway by the Bay. At BBBay she has worked on over 30 productions and had the opportunity last spring to direct as well as choreograph the musical “Cats”. She has won two Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Award for her choreography in Miss Saigon and Crazy for You, and just spent the past 6 months coaching Broadway-bound James Monroe Igelhart, who will use his newly acquired tap skills this spring starring as the dancing Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. Favorite projects include: A Chorus Line (BBBay), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (AMTSJ, BBBay), Ragtime (BBBay) and Motherhood (Heather and Antonia).