Clay is originally from Wrightsville, Georgia, Clay has a degree in Music Education from University Of Georgia. He started his career with Walt Disney Entertainment in 1997 as a percussionist with the Disney Grammy All American College Orchestra. He has performed with Betty Buckley, Shirley Jones, Sandy Duncan, Peabo Bryson, John Davidson, Carol Channing, and Jennifer Nettles. His conductor credits include: The Walt Disney Orchestra, Celine Dion, Jackie Evancho, Richard Sherman, and Central Florida Community Arts. Along with being a musician and conductor for Walt Disney World, he was also a Vocal Coach at “The American Idol Experience” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, performed in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame – A Musical Adventure” and was a percussionist in “Tapestry of Nations”. He has worked with WDE Talent Casting, WDE Show Development and Production, Disney Performing Arts, and is an Entertainment Manager with WDW. He is also an accomplished Arranger, Orchestrator, Clinician, Educator, and Musical Director throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. Currently, Clay works with Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Musical Director and Arranger. Clay was honored as being one of the first recipients of the Walt Disney Legacy Award. Regional Theatre Credits Include: Avenue Q, Cats, Big River, High School Musical, Forever Plaid, Little Shop Of Horrors, Godspell, Children Of Eden, The Rocky Horror Show, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, 9 to 5, Anything Goes, Fiddler On The Roof, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Fame, Seussical, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Once Upon A Mattress, Oklahoma, Guys And Dolls, and The King And I.
Tommy is thrilled to be back with Encore! Cast Performing Arts. Tommy has had a passion for the arts since he was a young child. While most of his time through high school and college were on the stage, in 2002 he found his passion to be behind the scenes. Through his career with the Walt Disney Company, he became involved with Flashback Productions and Encore! Cast Performing Arts. Both Disney Cast Member organizations are dedicated to providing an outlet for Cast Members to perform and raise money for charity. He has held many roles over that past 13 years and has helped raise over $400,000 for local charities.
Juan is excited to be back with Encore for his 4th year. Juan is an alumni of Theater UCF/Rosen and has been with Walt Disney Entertainment for the last 8 years of his 10 plus years with Disney. Juan has called and stage managed various shows and events within the Magic Kingdom® Park and across property, including being part of the production team responsible for the 2014 Emmy Award winning Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC featuring Neil Patrick Harris as Host. He has also been fortunate enough to participate in the Broadway Basics Stage Management Workshops out of New York City.