Thommie Retter is the artistic director of This Way To Broadway, Live! He will bring his experiences from the worlds of Broadway, Music and Dance to This Way To Broadway, Live's Showbiz Kids. With his positive energy and passion for the entertainment business you can expect a memorable experience for everyone involved! Thommie is also a sought after dance coach in the NYC theatre community and has had a remarkable success rate with his showbiz kids landing roles on Broadway, TV and film.
Thommie Retter has a love for the entertainment business like no other and you will see this shine through in each of his classes at tw2B. While living a 3 ½ year run on Broadway with Billy Elliot The Musical, Thommie had the thrill of performing for more than1.5 million enthusiastic theatregoers. With the curtain closed, Thommie has been able to return to his first love, teaching dance. Recently, Thommie had the honor of preparing the one and only Tony Danza for his Broadway show Honeymoon in Vegas. Also, in his arsenal of tap dance celebrities are Isabela Moner who is currently Dora The Explorer, and was featured in Transformers: The Last Knight and The Nut Job 2, and Ashley Argota who has had a string of television series on Disney, Nickelodeon and ABC Family, not to mention Meg Donnelley from American Housewife and Larry Saperstein who will star in the upcoming Disney series High School Musical The Musical. ! Thommie has had students in a variety of Broadway shows including; Anastasia, Beetle Juice, Billy Elliot, Dr, Zhivago, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Harry Potter, Kinky Boots, Matilda, School of Rock and The Assembled Parties. Thommie also has students involved in the national tours of White Christmas, Pippin, Annie, Beauty And The Beast, Kinky Boots, Billy Elliot, The Sound of Music and The Lion King. With his production company, Retter Entertainment, Thommie has produced 13 The Musical , The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and also has a workshop called This Way to Broadway which gives kids a great Broadway experience while making friends that last a lifetime! Thommie’s latest project was produced in the Spring of 2019. The new original musical event Finding My Spotlight; directed, music supervised and choreographed by talented teen agers! It was a HUGE success!
Anthony Giunta is a director, writer and editor. His credits include:
Feature Films: “CONTEST” (director/writer) premiered on Cartoon Network; winner Audience Choice award for Family Films at Mill Valley Film Festival;
Theater: “SKIN IN THE GAME” (writer/director) NY International Fringe Festival, Fringe Arts (Philadelphia), and inaugural Pittsburgh Fringe Festival;
Teaching: acting (private coaching – NYC & Philadelphia) / filmmaking (Project Twenty1 in Philadelphia & private coaching – NYC & Philadelphia);
Current 2018 Projects: development of a new feature-film, “EXPECTANT BROTHER” (director/writer/editor), two new short films, “COSTUME PARTY” & “DITCH DAY” (director/writer/editor) & developing a new full-length musical, “WOULD I LIE?” (director, book writer, co-lyricist); Beyond 2018: development of two new original feature-length films, “SO CALLED” & “ROMAN NUMERALS” (director, writer, senior editor) and a new full-length play, “JUMPING OFF POINT” (writer/director)