Meet the Boys
Jose Arroyo Jr.
Jose is a singer, songwriter and dancer. He has a BA in Theatre Performance from Kean University. His workshops include: Laura Osnes, Billy Porter and Patti Lupone. He has also performed throughout New Jersey, his native state, in credits such as Angel in “Rent” (Playhouse 22) and Max in the “Wild Party” (Villagers Theatre). Jose has recently put out two singles as a solo artist that goes by the name of Zayyé. You can find his current releases on all streaming platforms.
Jarod Bakum is very excited to be joining Boy Band Evolution! Born and raised in Massachusetts. Previous credits include Kinky Boots (Pittsburgh CLO), Private Gomer (Goodspeed Opera House), Rock of Ages (Engeman Theatre), Rock of Ages (Short North Stage), Mamma Mia! and The Full Monty (The Palace Theatre). Proud AEA member. Graduate of The Hartt School.
(Company Manager/Dance Captain) Cameron Edris is originally from the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, Pennsylvania, but now calls NYC home. Most recently he performed in the 1st National Tours of the CATS and MISS SAIGON Broadway Revivals. Other credits: KINKY BOOTS (Arvada Center), CAROUSEL (Chicago Lyric Opera), WEST SIDE STORY (Drury Lane, Phoenix Theatre), SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, NEWSIES, GYPSY (Sacramento Music Circus), MARY POPPINS (North Shore Music Theatre), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Northern Stage), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Alabama Shakespeare), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Fulton Theatre), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Nat'l Tour). Today Cameron is having a blast living his Boy Band dreams performing out at sea!
Steven is thrilled to be joining Boy Band Evolution! Credits include: Funny Face (NYC), A Christmas Carol, The Wedding Singer (Gateway Playhouse) Shrek: The Musical, Jersey Boys (Arrow Rock Lyceum), A Bronx Tale (John W. Engeman Theater), Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast (Fulton Theatre), An American in Paris (Argyle Theatre), Cabaret, Mamma Mia! (Surflight Theatre). Rider University BFA. Let's do this thing!!
Alex Kunz (Company Manager) is a born and raised midwest boy currently living out his 90s dreams in Boy Band Evolution! As an active actor/singer/producer in NYC he has performed all over the world and has been seen on stage touring the US. You can also find Alex in episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Law and Order, God Friended Me, Mr. Robot, City on a Hill. Favorite regional stage credits include: Amazing Grace First National Tour (Haweis), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Billy Elliot (Tony), Ragtime (Younger Brother), Next to Normal (Gabe), Emojiland (MIBSL). Let’s party!!
Bobby MacDonell is thrilled to be joining Boy Band Evolution. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Recent credits include Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean International), Singin’ in the Rain (Prod. Tenor, u/s Don Lockwood), Altar Boyz (Abraham), Kinky Boots (Harry), Crazy For You (Moose/feat. tap dancer). Bobby also writes his own music with his discography on all available streaming platforms. BFA University at Buffalo. Go Bills!
Jack grew up in Albany, NY where he began performing at the age of 9. He started working professionally in the business at age 13, making his Broadway debut in 2012 in A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL playing the role of Scut Farkus. He then went on to play Patrick in the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR in 2015. When not performing, Jack has a strong passion for physical fitness and wellness. He is an avid member of Orange Theory Fitness, Soul Cycle, and Mark Fisher Fitness. Jack is currently studying with the National Academy of Sports Medicine to become a certified personal trainer.
Lowes Moore III
Lowes Moore III is an actor and vocalist from Mt. Vernon, New York. Lowes started as a young actor and singer at the Children's Theater Company in NYC. He is a graduate of RCDS and an alum of Occidental College where he studied Voice and Theater. Lowes directed his college acapella group, which performed on Comedy Central’s hit show Key & Peele. Lowes is a recurring character in My Big Fat Blonde Musical Series, which was considered for Emmy Nomination 21'. Other credits: 'Much Ado About Nothing [Martha's Vineyard Playhouse], Hairspray [Glendale Center Theatre], Pulse of the City [Hollywood Fringe]
Zach Perrin (Dance Captain), raised in Upstate New York, is super excited to sail the seven seas with BBE! Regional credits: Nick Hurley, FlashDance (Arizona Broadway Theatre, Danny Zuko, Grease, Tony Manero, Sir Lionel, Prof. Plum (Derby Dinner Playhouse), Frank, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (JacksonHole Playhouse). Awards: Best Actor in a Musical, Kennedy Center Academy Collegiate Theatre Festival! Much love to his Family and wonder Partner Rachel for all the support.
(Company Manager, Music Director) Justin Smusz grew up in Chicago, Illinois and moved to New York City after graduating from Indiana University. Soon after, he joined BBE and has been living the boy band dream. He is most known for his soaring falsetto voice, goofball tendencies, and dancing like no-one is watching when he knows that everyone is watching. In 2017, Justin made his "Broadway debut" at the Jimmy Awards, hosted by Ben Platt at the Minskoff Theatre. Outside of performing, Justin has made a career as a producer through his production company, Unmuted Productions, and works for theatreMAMA, the top experiential marketing agency for Broadway and NYC live entertainment.
Tom Vendafreddo is originally from Chicago, but currently lives in New York City. He works internationally as a singer, actor, and musician. Notably, he is a Joseph Jefferson Award winner and has worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Paramount Theatre (Chicago), The Old Globe (San Diego), and Signature Theatre (DC). He played keyboard for national tours of Mean Girls and Les Miserables, when they came through Chicago. He has a BM from the Eastman School of Music and an MFA from San Diego State. His favorite role is that of “Uncle Tommy” to his niece and three nephews.
Zack is a professional singer, guitarist and songwriter who has performed in New York venues from Lincoln Center to Bowery Electric - Either as a solo act or in his band “All My Sons” who’s self-titled album is available on all streaming platforms. He is also an actor, haven been in the Broadway national tours of “Million Dollar Quartet: Christmas” as Carl Perkins and as Donny Novitski in the National Tour of the Tony Award Winning Musical Bandstand.