Miles Mykkanen

Miles Mykkanen has garnered recognition on the world’s concert and operatic stages for his “focused, full-voiced tenor” (The New York Times).  Of his performance in the title role of Candide at Tanglewood, it was reported in Opera, “Mykkanen sang and spoke feelingly and superbly, with crystalline diction, a powerful lyric sound seemingly capable of infinite dynamic gradations.” Miles … Read more

Jordan Jones-Reese

Jordan is thrilled to join the Emberlight Festival for the first time this summer. Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud, Miss Saigon, Nerds. Off-Broadway: Assassins (Classic Stage Company), Jerry Springer: The Opera (The New Group), Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino). National tours: Miss Saigon, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Matilda. Regional: Altar Boyz (Cape … Read more

Cindy Franck

With a diverse background in the arts, healthcare, public relations, and philanthropy, Cindy Franck brings her masterful leadership, creative eye and astute understanding of the human spirit to the Emberlight Festival. Cindy Franck has been a member of Theatre North’s Board of Directors for 44 years, where she currently serves as the Production Director. She … Read more

Dan Mykkanen

Dan Mykkanen is well known for his superior musicianship and dedication as a musical educator to thousands of students over the last four decades.  He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Music Education from University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.  Since 1977, Mykkanen’s students have received top prizes in … Read more

Ann Toomey

American soprano Ann Toomey is a 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions national semifinalist and a 2019 Richard F. Gold Career Grant Recipient. In early 2020, She made her European debut to critical acclaim as the title role in Suor Angelica at the Berlin Philharmonie, under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. In the 2021-2022 season, … Read more

Adam Rothenberg

Pianist, conductor, and music director Adam Rothenberg is a versatile young artist who has performed throughout North America and Europe in a wide array of projects, including solo recitals, chamber music, orchestral concerts, opera, and musical theatre. He is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Broadway revival of Company, starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. … Read more

Mary Burns

Mary Burns expresses her love of northern woodlands and waters in her weavings and writings. An award-winning weaver, her work resides in private homes across the United States.  Mary creates weavings, feltings and  and eco-printed work that reflect the hues and patterns of the natural world. Her jacquard loom, a TC-2 named Bridget Mariah, allows … Read more

Kaley Ann Voorhees

Kaley Ann Voorhees was most recently seen finishing her run as the youngest Christine ever in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. While studying musical theatre at Point Park University, Kaley was handpicked by Hal Prince to play the iconic role when she was just 20 years old. She was also in the original … Read more