The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate – and in some cases entirely reimagine – some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!
Dominic Nolfi is currently performing on Broadway in Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale - The Musical, directed by Robert DeNiro and Jerry Zaks. As an Original Cast member of A Bronx Tale, Motown: The Musical (Grammy®-nominated) and Jersey Boys (Grammy® Award for Best Cast Album), he can be heard on all three soundtracks. Dominic also performed in the World Premiere productions of A Bronx Tale and Jersey Boys at the Paper Mill Playhouse and the La Jolla Playhouse, respectively. Dom was born and raised in San Francisco where he studied youth acting at ACT and performed annually in their production of A Christmas Carol. He studied voice at the San Francisco Conservatory, and attended the Boston Conservatory on scholarship where he graduated with a BFA in Theater. Upon graduation Dominic joined the European production of Grease. It was there that he met his future wife Sonia Iannetti; they have a daughter Vivienne.
Charl Brown originated the role of Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical, garnering a nomination for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical on Broadway. He is also featured on the Motown Grammy®-nominated Original Broadway Cast recording, and recently returned from six months in London’s West End reprising his Smokey Robinson role. In 2014 Charl worked with legendary composer Steven Schwartz playing the role of Adam/Noah in Children of Eden at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Other credits include Jersey Boys on Broadway and Las Vegas, Sister Act on Broadway, Hair in Europe, Ever After, Johnny Baseball, Dreamgirls, Six Degrees of Separation, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Charl has also appeared on television on Madam Secretary, Britain's Got Talent, America's Got Talent, Macy's 85th & 87th Thanksgiving Parade, 63rd Annual Tony Awards and A Capitol Fourth. He is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theater.
Dominic Scaglione, Jr. is perhaps best known for his starring role portraying Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway. He previously played this leading role in the Las Vegas and Chicago companies. He performed on The Oprah Winfrey show and was personally asked by Frankie Valli to sing at his New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Early on in his career, Dominic was a member of the Sony music group called Sygnature, and he toured with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, Robin Thicke and Boyz 2 Men. He is proud to be one of the creators of The Doo Wop Project and marvels at how far this little idea has come.
Standing five-foot-six with a tenor voice and falsetto range, Russell Fischer landed the role of Joe Pesci in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys on his 22nd birthday, marking his Broadway debut. He spent the next six years as an understudy for the role of Frankie Valli as well. Fischer starred in the second national tour of Big: The Musical as Billy Kopecki. His regional credits include Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tommy Djilas in The Music Man at Chautauqua Opera, the American premiere of Children of Eden at Papermill Playhouse and Tommy Swank in Baby Fat, Act 1: A Rock Opera based on Verdi’s Rigoletto at LaMama Experimental Theater Club in Manhattan. On television Fischer has appeared on the live broadcast of the 2015 Belmont Stakes, the 2009 Tony Awards and several spots for TV Land’s 60 Second Sitcoms. He is truly grateful for the opportunity to tour with this group, sharing this music with audiences around the world.
Dwayne (The Bass) Cooper is from Florence, SC and currently lives in New York City. He first began singing with a Christian a cappella group called The Cunningham Singers. Often referred to as “a modern day Sammy Davis Jr. meets Barry White,” he is what the industry calls a “triple threat” and has performed in the Broadway casts of Motown: The Musicial, Hairspray and several national tours, including Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Showboat. As a songwriter/producer, he has charted on Billboard’s Top Ten Dance chart, and as a sketch comedy writer his YouTube videos have been viewed millions of times. Dwayne’s film and television credits include Law and Order, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Difficult People and RuPaul's Drag Race. Much love and thanks to family, friends and fans for the support!
Currently Santino “Sonny” Paladino is the Music Supervisor for the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as Music Director for the upcoming Broadway revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Sonny’s recent credits include: Associate Conductor, The Last Ship (written by 16-time Grammy Award winner, Sting) and the Tony-winning revival of Pippin. Other Broadway credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Elliot, Grease, Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Guys and Dolls, Mama Mia, Promises, Promises, Addams Family and Women on the Verge. Sonny was the Music Supervisor for Disney’s High School Musical Italian tour, and his national tour credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Grease. His arrangements and orchestrations have been performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Ke$ha and Matthew Morrison. Sonny’s work for television has been featured on The X-Factor Australia and The Next Big Thing. He earned his B.F.A. in Jazz Piano from CUNY City College, New York.
Joe Bergamini maintains a diverse career as a drumming performer and educator. Enjoying various styles of playing, he is most well-known for his progressive rock drumming in the bands Happy the Man and 4Front. Currently Joe is the drummer for the Broadway production of Gettin’ the Band Back Together and tours internationally with The Doo-Wop Project. A fixture on the New York scene, Joe has also performed in the Broadway productions of Beautiful (The Carole King Musical) , School of Rock: The Musical, Hamilton, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Movin’ Out, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jesus Christ Superstar (2012 revival), Bring It On, Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin (2013 revival) and The Lion King. He has also appeared on the first national tours of Movin’ Out, Jersey Boys and Beautiful, and with the Detroit, Jacksonville and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras.