The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning: tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey featuring foundational tunes from the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through the vocal artistry of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern hits from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and Sam Smith.
Featuring stars from the Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, and A Bronx Tale, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
Dominic Nolfi most recently performed 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 – The Musical, 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. Dom was born and raised in San Francisco where he studied youth acting at the acclaimed American Conservatory Theatre. 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. Dominic is a founding member of The Doo Wop Project and is unbelievably proud of his association with the other men who helped create the group.
Charl was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as “Smokey Robinson” in Motown The Musical; he reprised this role opening London’s West End production in 2016. He is also featured on the Grammy Nominated Original Broadway Cast recording. In 2014 Charl was honored to work with Stephen Schwartz playing the role of Adam/Noah in Children of Eden in Concert at the Kennedy Center. And returned to Kennedy Center in 2018 as The The Specialist in The Who’s Tommy. Other Credits include; Jersey Boys on Broadway and Las Vegas (Hal Miller) Sister ActBroadway (Officer Eddie Souther, TJ, Pablo U/S, Ensemble) Hair (Hud) European Tour, Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr) Moonlight Stage, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Adrian) The Muny, The Who’s Tommy(Captain Walker) Denver Center, Ever After (Captain Laurent) Papermill Playhouse, Johnny Baseball(Tim Wyatt) ART, Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.) SDMT, Ragtime (Coalhouse) Performance Riverside, Six Degrees of Separation (Paul) Long Beach Playhouse, JC Superstar (Judas) Music at Westwood Theater, A Chorus Line (Richie) Starlight Theater, Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes (Lando Calrissian) Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV: Evil; Madam Secretary; America’s Got Talent (US & UK); Macy’s 85th & 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade, The 63rd Annual Tony Awards, A Capitol 4th 2013. Charl is a proud Graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts where he currently sits on the advisory board for the inaugural BFA in Musical Theater Class.
Nicholas Ward is honored to be joining the Doo Wop Family! Recently you might have seen him featured (his 5th Broadway production) in the Hit Broadway Revival Of The Music Man Staring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster where he played Oliver Hix (The Baritone in the Quartet). Past credits include: The Lion King (Mufasa), Frozen, (OBC-King Agnarr), In Transit (OBC-Chris), On The Town (Workman, Miss Turnstile’s Announcer). Nicholas has also had the great pleasure of performing in 8 New York City Center Encores! productions including: Brigadoon w/ Kelli O’Hara, Cabin In The Sky w/Chuck Cooper, Pipe Dream w/Leslie Uggams, The Golden Apple, 1776, Zorba w/ Marin Mazzie, Paint Your Wagon, and Annie Get Your Gun. Lincoln Center Productions include Camelot, and Andrew Lippa’s I am Harvey Milk, Symphony Space’s A Little Night Music. Touring productions include: Showboat and Porgy & Bess. Film & TV credits include: Shmigadoon, Frozen 2, Ricky and the Flash, The Tony Awards, The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon, GMA, One Night Only The Best of Broadway, The Disney Holiday Sing Along, Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. Regionally he had been featured in many productions including, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Original Broadway Cast Recordings include: Music Man, Frozen, In Transit. Nicholas is grateful to have had such a wonderful career in the performing arts.
Russell spent six years in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, marking his Broadway debut. He is currently enjoying his ninth season recording and touring with The Doo Wop Project. Fischer made his professional stage debut at eight years old in The Sound Of Music starring Debby Boone (“You Light Up My Life”). He starred as Billy in the second national tour of Big: The Musical, and most recently in Baby Fat, Act 1: A Rock Opera at NYC’s LaMama E.T.C. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Music Man at Chautauqua Opera, the American premiere/recording of Children of Eden at Paper Mill Playhouse and the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival premiere of The Collins Boy, starring opposite Lisa Howard (Spelling Bee, It Shoulda Been You). Fischer voiced a short on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and is featured in the HBO documentary, The Bronx, USA. He has appeared on the live broadcasts of the 2015 Belmont Stakes, the 2009 Tony Awards, and several spots for TVLand’s 60 Second Sitcoms. IG: @russell.a.fischer
John Michael Dias
John Michael Dias recently appeared on Broadway as Neil Sedaka in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. He originated same the role for the Beautiful First National Tour. Dias gained a nationwide following starring as Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons in the smash hit Jersey Boys, playing the role on Broadway, as well as in the First National Tour, Vegas, and Chicago companies. Concerts: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Neil Sedaka’s Greatest Hits!. He can also be seen singing special appearances with the vocal group The Doo-Wop Project. Dias’ solo album, Write This Way, which features intimate takes on Broadway and pop favorites like “Can’t Take My Eyes of of You” and “New York State of Mind” is available on iTunes. Dias earned a BFA in musical theatre from Boston Conservatory.
Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator: A Beautiful Noise (The Neil Diamond Musical), and Getting the Band Back Together (Broadway), Smokey Joe’s Café (off-Broadway), Dion’s The Wanderer (upcoming). Other Broadway: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Music Supervisor), POTUS (Music Director/Arranger), Sting’s The Last Ship and Pippin (Associate Conductor). Arrangements and orchestrations for the Indianapolis, Baltimore, Seattle, Vancouver, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and The Philly Pops. Performances with Josh Groban, Sting, Patina Miller, and Matthew Morrison. Record Producer: GTBBT, The Great Comet, Soul Vol. 2, Mistletoe and Carly, as well as, all four albums for the hit The Doo Wop Project!