REHASHING THE CLUELESSAN D THE CHEAP HAL STEINBRENNER

The Clueless/Cheap one previously had this to say:

“I found (being called cheap) very interesting,” he said, smiling, “given that we offered $25 million (for Moncada) and spent substantially in the international market (a reported $26.82 million in bonuses and penalties for greatly exceeding their bonus allotment). I’m not saying we’ll never give another seven-year contract, but going in you know you’re probably only going to get three-four good years out of it. It remains my goal to get under that $189 million (luxury-tax threshold), but it’s not going to happen for at least two more years when these big contracts we have expire. But I’ve continued to say you shouldn’t need $200 million to win a championship.”

Waiting for bas contracts to disappear, when you have many holes, must have a term for it.  If not, cheap, perhaps “stupid.”

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

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Kaley Cuoco
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Cuoco at PaleyFest 2013 for The Big Bang Theory
Born Kaley Christine Cuoco
(1985-11-30) November 30, 1985 (age 30)
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Other names Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Ryan Sweeting
(m. 2013; separated 2015)

Kaley Christine Cuoco-Sweeting[1] ( /ˈkl ˈkwk/ KAY-lee KWOH-koh) (born November 30, 1985)[2][3] is an American actress, known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005), Billie Jenkins in the final season of the supernatural drama series Charmed (2005–2006), and Penny in the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory (2007–present) for which she won a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2013 and a People’s Choice Award in 2014. Cuoco has also appeared in films such as To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014). In October 2014, Cuoco was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[4]

Early life[edit]

Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, the elder daughter of Layne Ann (Wingate), a homemaker, and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor.[5] Her father is of Italian descent while her mother is of English and German ancestry.[6] Her sister, Briana, competed on the fifth season of The Voice. As a child, Cuoco was a regionally ranked amateur tennis player,[7] a sport she took up when she was 3 years old. She stopped playing in 2002, at the age of 16.[8]

Career[edit]

Cuoco made her first feature film appearance as the young Karin Carter in the 1995 action thriller Virtuosity.[9] In 1999, Cuoco appeared on the CBS sitcom Ladies Man and in 2000 she portrayed former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick in the TV movie Growing Up Brady as well as starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie Alley Cats Strike. In September 2002, Cuoco began a starring role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Bridget was the oldest child, despite Cuoco being six years younger than Amy Davidson, who played her younger sister. Because of low ratings, ABC canceled the series on May 17, 2005.

Cuoco at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2009

In addition to the final season of 8 Simple Rules, Cuoco had starring roles on the NBC miniseries 10.5, the ABC Family original movie Crimes of Fashion, the independent film Debating Robert Lee,[10] and in the film The Hollow. She also voiced the character of Brandy Harrington, a 14-year-old anthropomorphic mixed-breed dog, on the Disney Channel cartoon Brandy and Mr. Whiskers. Cuoco voiced the character of Kirstee Smith in Bratz from 2004 to 2005. In the eighth season of the TV show Charmed, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins, a powerful young witch with the powers of telekinesis and projection. Executive producer Brad Kern stated that Cuoco’s character was initially brought in as a possible spin-off.

In September 2007, Cuoco began starring in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, playing Penny, a Cheesecake Factory employee and aspiring actress who lives across the hall from scientists Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper. Prior to the 2010–2011 season, she earned $60,000 an episode for the series, the same as her co-stars. In 2010, the cast negotiated a raise for each actor to make $200,000 per episode.[11] On September 13, 2010, she broke her leg in a horse-riding accident and missed two episodes of the series.[12] In late October 2012, Cuoco enlisted the help of her sister Briana to organize a flash mob on the set of the show, in which she and the cast and crew surprised the studio audience by suddenly lip-synching and dancing to Carly Rae Jepsen‘s song “Call Me Maybe“. A video of the event was posted on YouTube and became a viral success.[13][14] A clip from the performance was also played during Cuoco’s January 8, 2013 appearance on the late night talk show Conan.[15] As of August 2014, Cuoco and her co-stars from The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, each earn an estimated $1 million per episode.[16]

Cuoco at the 2014 ASPCA Compassion Awards in October 2014

Cuoco starred in the Lifetime film To Be Fat Like Me, which premiered on January 8, 2007.[17] She played a minor role in the Prison Break episodes “The Message” and “Chicago“, as well as starring in the comedy horror spoof Killer Movie in 2008. She also appeared in the 2010 film The Penthouse. In 2011, Cuoco appeared in Allure magazine‘s annual “Naked Truth” feature.[18] That same year, she appeared in the films Hop and The Last Ride.[19] She was also chosen to host the Teen Choice Awards in 2011,[20] as well as the People’s Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013.[21][22] Cuoco is a regular on Priceline.com commercials as the daughter of William Shatner‘s character.[23]

Personal life[edit]

While working on The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco privately dated co-star Johnny Galecki for roughly two years until December 2009, while their characters on the show were also dating. She told CBS Watch in September 2010 that they have remained on good terms since ending their relationship.[24] She became engaged to addiction specialist Josh Resnik in October 2011, but they ended their engagement by March 2012.[25] Cuoco subsequently became engaged to professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting in September 2013, after three months of dating. They married on December 31, 2013, in Santa Susana, California.[26] On September 25, 2015, it was announced that the two are seeking a divorce.[27]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Quicksand: No Escape Connie Reinhardt
1995 Virtuosity Karin Carter
1997 Picture Perfect Little girl
1997 Toothless Lori
1998 Mr. Murder Charlotte Stillwater
2000 Alley Cats Strike Elisa Bowers
2000 Growing Up Brady Maureen McCormick
2000 Can’t Be Heaven Teresa Powers
2003 Merry Mickey Celebration, AA Merry Mickey Celebration Herself
2004 Debating Robert Lee Maralee Rodgers
2004 Crimes of Fashion Brooke Sarto
2004 Hollow, TheThe Hollow Karen
2005 Lucky 13 Sarah Baker
2006 Separated at Worth Gabby
2006 Wasted Katie Cooning
2006 Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion – Diamondz Kirstee Smith
2007 To Be Fat like Me Alyson Schmidt
2007 Cougar Club Amanda
2008 Killer Movie Blanca Champion
2010 Penthouse, TheThe Penthouse Erica Roc
2011 Hop Samantha O’Hare
2011 Last Ride, TheThe Last Ride Wanda
2012 Peterson: Untouchable, DrewDrew Peterson: Untouchable Stacy Peterson TV movie
2014 Authors Anonymous Hannah Rinaldi
2015 The Wedding Ringer Gretchen Palmer
2015 Burning Bodhi Katy Completed
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Eleanor Miller Voice

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 My So-Called Life Young Angela Chase Episode: “Father Figures”
1994 Northern Exposure Miranda Episode: “Hello, I Love You”
1996 Ellen Little Ellen Morgan Episode: “The Bubble Gum Incident”
2000 Homewood PI Lauren Crane Episode: “Pilot”
2000 Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush Ashley
2000–01 Ladies Man Bonnie Stiles 8 episodes
2001 7th Heaven Lynn Episode: “Relationships”
2002 First Monday Alyssa Episode: “Pilot”
2002 Ellen Show, TheThe Ellen Show Vanessa Episode: “Shallow Gal”
2002 Nightmare Room, TheThe Nightmare Room Kristin Ferris Episode: “My Name is Evil”
2002–05 8 Simple Rules Bridget Hennessy 76 episodes
2004 The Help Carly Michaels Episode: “Pilot”
2004 Complete Savages Erin Episode: “For Whom the Cell Tolls”
2004 Punk’d Herself Season 3, Episode 3
2004 10.5 Amanda Williams TV miniseries
2004–06 Brandy and Mr. Whiskers Brandy Harrington Voice
2005–06 Bratz Kirstee Smith Voice
2005–06 Charmed Billie Jenkins 22 episodes
2005–07 Loonatics Unleashed Paula Hayes / Weather Vane 3 episodes
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Misty Anders Episode: “Pilot”
2007 Prison Break Sasha Murray Episodes: “The Message” and “Chicago
2007–present Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang Theory Penny All episodes except “The Desperation Emanation” and “The Irish Pub Formulation”

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1993 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress in a Cable Movie Quicksand: No Escape Nominated
2000 YoungStar Awards Best Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film Growing Up Brady Nominated
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress 8 Simple Rules Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy 8 Simple Rules Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star: Female 8 Simple Rules Won
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy 8 Simple Rules Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Young Adult Performer in a Teenage Role 8 Simple Rules Nominated
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2012 People’s Choice Awards Favorite TV Comedy Actress The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2012 Satellite Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy[28] The Big Bang Theory Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2013 People’s Choice Awards Favorite TV Comedy Actress The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (tied with Eden Sher) The Big Bang Theory Won
2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite TV Comedy Actress The Big Bang Theory Won
2014 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Funny Star The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2014 Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2015 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Comedic TV Actress The Big Bang Theory Won
2015 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress The Big Bang Theory Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy The Big Bang Theory Nominated

Cush Jumbo…LUCCA ON THE GOOD WIFE

Cush Jumbo

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Cush Jumbo
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Born (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 30)
London, England
Years active 2006–present
Awards Winner of the Ian Charleson Award 2011, UK Theatre Award 2013, Emerging Talent Award at London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013

Cush Jumbo (born 23 September 1985) is an English actress and writer.

Early and personal life[edit]

Jumbo was born in King’s College Hospital, Lambeth, London to parents Angela and Marx Jumbo. Her mother is British and her father is Nigerian. The second of seven children, she grew up in the Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark. Jumbo began dance classes at the age of three learning Tap, Ballet and Modern and went on to learn Street Dance, Contemporary and Ballroom and Latin in later years. Between the ages of 11 and 15, she trained at the Francis Cooper School of Dance whilst attending Cator Park School for Girls, but at 14 she left Cator Park to pursue acting more seriously at the BRIT School for Performing Arts in Croydon. Jumbo graduated with a first from the BA (Hons) Acting course at Central School of Speech and Drama before starting her professional career. She considered undertaking teacher training in London before finally settling on a career as a professional actress.[1] She owns a miniature poodle called Henry.[2]

Career[edit]

Jumbo’s theatre credits include Brixton Stories at The Lyric, Hammersmith, Liquid Gold at the Almeida and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare’s Globe.[3] She has also appeared in productions of The Cherry Orchard, The Crucible, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Richard III [4] and Pygmalion (play) at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester for which she received MEN and Ian Charleson Award nominations. In 2012 she won the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Clare Brennan of the Guardian spoke of Jumbo’s performance in ‘As You Like It’ saying “If these performances truly reflect her talent, Jumbo looks set to become one of the best actresses of her generation”. Jumbo played Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer at The National Theatre in 2012 and Mark Antony in an all female production of Julius Caesar (play) at the Donmar Warehouse for which she received a nomination for an Olivier Award.[5] She took part again in the production when it was revived in New York in October 2013. In May 2013, she played the role of Nora in A Doll’s House at the Royal Exchange Theatre. In October 2013 she won a UK Theatre Award for this performance.[6]

In July and August 2013, Jumbo performed in her own debut play Josephine and I, a one-person play about jazz singer Josephine Baker, which premiered at the Bush Theatre, London.[7][8] She won an Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2013 for this performance.[9] The show was developed for transfer [10] and began previews on Feb. 27th, 2015 at New York’s Public Theatre.

She made her Broadway debut in the Autumn of 2014 when she appeared in the transfer of the Royal Court Theatre production of The River by Jez Butterworth, alongside Laura Donnelly and Hugh Jackman.[11]

She will also appear alongside Tom Sturridge in the forthcoming film “Remainder”.

Jumbo also co-wrote the musical Rebels and Retail, a shortlisted entrant in the Perfect Pitch West End Showcase 2008.[12]

Jumbo is the co-author of 101 Dance Ideas for 5-11 yr olds which is published by A & C Black Publishers Ltd.

On television, Jumbo has appeared in My Family, Harley Street, as receptionist Hannah Fellows, as Lois Habiba in all five episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth, as Becky on BBC3’s drama series Lip Service, Casualty and as Nurse Damaris in Getting On Series 2 and 3, written by Jo Brand, Jo Scanlon and Vicki Pepperdine in which she was directed by fellow Torchwood actor Peter Capaldi. She appeared as Detective Bethany Whelan in series 2 of ITV’s Vera starring Brenda Blethyn and will return to the show for series 5 to be broadcast in 2015. She has also appeared several times on BBC Radio 4 in dramas and as a guest on the panel show Dilemma. She became a regular cast member in the 2015 season of the CBS Television series The Good Wife.

Filmography[edit]

Year(s) Title Role More information
2007 My Family Girlfriend Episode: “Dutch Art and Dutch Courage
2008 Harley Street Hannah Fellows Six episodes
2009 Torchwood Lois Habiba Series three: Children of Earth
2009 Casualty Zara Finchley Episode: “Every Breath You Take”
2010 Lip Service Becky Love Six episodes
2010 Getting On Damaris Episode #2.5 and all of series 3
2011 The Inbetweeners Movie Jaime[13] Feature film
2012, 2015 Vera DC Bethany Whelan Series regular
2015- The Good Wife Lucca Quinn Series regular
2016 City of Tiny Lights Melody Post-production

Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge

Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge

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Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
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Johnny Maestro (center) with Freddy Ferrara (left) and Les Cauchi (right) of the Brooklyn Bridge at a 2006 show
Background information
Also known as The Brooklyn Bridge
Origin New York City, U.S.
Genres Doo wop, R&B, pop, rock
Years active 1968–2010
Labels Buddah, Collectables
Associated acts The Del-Satins, The Crests
Members Lead Vocals
Joe Esposito
Background Vocals
Les Cauchi
Keyboards
Marty D’Amico
Guitar
Jim Sarle
Bass Guitar
Jimmy Rosica
Drums
Lou Agiesta
Saxophone
Joe Ruvio
Sound Engineer
“Smitty” Edward Smith
Past members Lead Vocals
Johnny Maestro
Roy Michaels
Music Director
Tom Sullivan
Background Vocals
Mike Gregorio
Freddie Ferrara
Keyboards
Carolyn Wood
Guitar
Richie Macioce
Ed Lisciandro
Trumpet
Shelly Davis
Drums
Artie Cantanzarita

Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge (or simply The Brooklyn Bridge) is an American musical group, best known for their million-selling rendition of Jimmy Webb‘s “The Worst That Could Happen” (1968).

History[edit]

New York City-born Johnny Maestro (born John Mastrangelo aka Johnny Mastro aka Johnny Masters; May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2010) began his career in 1957 as the original lead singer of the Crests, one of the first interracial groups of the recording industry.[1][2] Patricia Van Dross, older sister to famed R&B singer Luther Vandross, sang with Johnny Maestro while The Crests were signed to the Joyce Record label. Before the Crests signed with Coed Records, Patricia left the group because her mother didn’t want her 15-year-old daughter touring with the older guys. After a regional hit with “My Juanita”/”Sweetest One” on the Joyce label, he had two years of chart success with the Crests on Coed Records with “16 Candles”, “Six Nights A Week”, “Step by Step”, “The Angels Listened In”, and “Trouble in Paradise”. Between “Step by Step” and “Trouble in Paradise”, Coed released a single “The Great Physician” under the name Johnny Masters. Maestro would leave the Crests for a solo career. Maestro was unable to reach his former chart heights with the Crests, but did have Top 40 hits with “What A Surprise” and “Model Girl” in 1961 as solo artist Johnny Mastro, “The Voice of the Crests” for Coed Records. For his next three singles with the label he was known as Johnny Maestro, the third spelling change for the label. None of those records charted and Maestro recorded for three different labels before briefly reuniting with the Crests as Johnny Maestro & the Crests in 1965 and 1966 which produced four singles.

By 1967, another New York vocal group called the Del-Satins—who had become well known in the New York area as weekly performers on the local dance party program The Clay Cole Show, had made several non-charting recordings between 1959 and 1967 under their own name, and were also noted for backing up Dion on his post-Belmonts recordings—were looking for a new lead singer to replace original lead Stan Zizka. Other members were brothers Fred and Tom Ferrara (baritone and bass), Les Cauchi (first tenor) and Bobby Faila (second tenor). According to Cauchi, members of the group ran into Maestro at a local gym, playing his guitar, and approached him with the offer to join the group. After initially turning them down, Maestro’s manager, Betty Sperber, called Cauchi and told him Maestro had changed his mind.[citation needed]

In 1968, Sperber, owner and founder of the talent management and booking agency Action Talents in New York City, was hosting her once a month Battle of the Bands talent search at the Cloud Nine nightclub in Long Island and brought Maestro along as the evening’s special guest star. Action Talents’ Vice President and General Manager Alan White suggested that Maestro be backed up that night by a seven-piece brass-filled group of youngsters called The Rhythm Method. That night’s performance was such a success that the next day Sperber decided to combine the talents of Maestro, the four Del-Satins, and The Rhythm Method. The new group’s name came about after White made the off-handed comment that “it would be easier to sell the Brooklyn Bridge” than book the proposed 11-piece act.[3]

Johnny and the Bridge rehearsed their unusual combination of smooth vocal harmonies and full horns, and signed a recording contract with Buddah records. Their first release, a version of the Jimmy Webb song “Worst That Could Happen” (a note-for-note cover of the version previously recorded by The 5th Dimension on the album The Magic Garden, which had not been released as a single), reached No. 3 on the Billboard pop chart. It sold over one and a quarter million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A..[4] The follow-up, “Welcome Me Love”, and its flip side, “Blessed is the Rain” — both by Tony Romeo[5] each reached the Top 50. A dramatic version of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and the controversial “Your Husband, My Wife” also reached the middle ranges of the charts. The group sold over 10 million records by 1972, including LP sales, mostly produced by Wes Farrell. Appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Della Reese Show, and other programs helped to bring the group to the national stage.

After its heyday, the Brooklyn Bridge downsized to a five-man group, with the vocalists playing their own instruments. For example, Maestro could be seen on stage playing rhythm guitar, while former Rhythm Method bassist Jim Rosica picked up a vocal part. Later in the 1970s, as the Rock and Roll Revival evolved from a nostalgic fad to a respected genre, the group began to add members, retaining its core vocalists. By 1985, the group had solidified into an eight piece group, including original Del Satins, Cauchi, Fred Ferrara, and original Bridge member Rosica, augmented by a horn section for special occasions. The drummer for the current line up, Lou Agiesta, was the drummer for the Original American Touring Company of Jesus Christ Superstar(1970). Today he is drummer (Brooklyn Bridge) and sub drummer for (Little Anthony And The Imperials).

The later version of the Brooklyn Bridge released a Christmas EP in 1989 and a greatest hits compilation in 1993, re-recording Maestro’s hits with The Crests. In the early 1990s, Maestro moonlighted as the background tenor on Joel Katz’s studio project CD Joel & the Dymensions (which also featured baritone-bass Bobby Jay). In 1994, The Brooklyn Bridge recorded the 10-song CD Acappella.

Recently, the Brooklyn Bridge was featured in one of PBS’s biggest fundraising events ever, “Doo Wop 50”, performing both “16 Candles” and “The Worst That Could Happen”; the entire program was released on VHS and DVD. In 2005, the Brooklyn Bridge released a full concert-length DVD as part of the Pops Legends Live series. They continue to tour and in 2004 released a CD on the Collectables label titled Today, featuring more re-recordings of their hits and versions of other groups’ songs of the 1950s and 1960s.

The Brooklyn Bridge was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 2005. They were inducted into the South Carolina Music (Rhythm & Blues) Hall of Fame in May 2006 and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 15, 2006.

In 2007, Collectables Records reissued the Brooklyn Bridge’s 2002 album Peace on Earth as Songs of Inspiration. On March 31, 2009, the album Today, Volume 2 was released on CD by Collectables Records.

Johnny Maestro died on March 24, 2010, from cancer in Cape Coral, Florida, at age 70.[3]

In April 2010, the Los Angeles-based rights-management firm Beach Road Music, LLC, acquired the Coed Records catalog, subsequently re-releasing the Maestro song “The Great Physician”[6] on the 2011 compilation album From The Vault: The Coed Records Lost Master Tapes, Volume 1. “The Great Physician” was originally released in 1960 as Coed 527, under the pseudonym “Johnny Masters”.

Freddy Ferrara died on October 21, 2011, from a cardiac arrest.[7] Following the deaths of Maestro and Ferrara, original member Joe Ruvio returned, and the group recruited new lead singer Roy Michaels.[8] Michaels was replaced by Joe Esposito in 2013.

On May 9, 2012, Johnny Maestro was honored by the House of Representatives of the United States of America. Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York, whose district includes the neighborhood where Johnny was born and raised, and where he began his music career, introduced an Extension of Remarks in the House of Representatives.[9] In June 2012, a 40th Anniversary DVD was released by the Brooklyn Bridge. The DVD includes a full concert and interviews with group members, recorded on May 6, 2006 (38 years after the group formed).

Discography[edit]

See Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge discography for a complete discography.

Lineups[edit]

Original: vocals Johnny Maestro, Les Cauchi, Fred Ferrara, Mike Gregorio, musical director Tom Sullivan, keyboardist Carolyn Wood, guitarist Richie Macioce, bass guitarist Jimmy Rosica, trumpeter Shelly Davis, saxophonist Joe Ruvio and drummers Tony Trombino, Artie Catanzarita (died October 12, 2014) and very briefly substituting for Richie Macioce, due to illness, Rick Solomon aka BlueRick.

Current: vocals (The Brooklyn Bridge Band): Joe Esposito, Les Cauchi, Joe Ruvio, keyboards and vocals Marty D’Amico, bass and vocals Jimmy Rosica, guitarist Jim Sarle and drummer Lou Agiesta. (This lineup also previously included members Ed Lisciandro [guitar and vocals], who was with the group for some of their earlier [PBS] performances, and Richie Bono, who played saxophone on many of their earlier recordings).