Producing Artistic Director & Founder, Kristin Huffman

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Kristin Huffman appeared in the Tony award winning Broadway musical
by Stephen Sondheim-“Company”. It also won a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Revival of a Musical in which she played the leading role of “Sarah” as well as flute, sax and piccolo. The production was filmed and aired on PBS’s Great Performances.

She has a career that has spanned over 25 years professionally performing with operas, theatres, symphonies around the US and she played “Christine” in the European tour of Phantom.

Kristin is the Founder and Producing Artistic director of The New Paradigm Theatre (NPT), a professional non profit (501c3) theatre company, whose mission is to foster creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions. She’s delighted to include college interns from Hartt, UArts, Uconn, WCSU, Hofstra and other colleges in NPT shows and events. In 2016 sixteen college students from Hartt sang onstage in Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway show “My Love Letters to Broadway” as part of NPT’s college intern program. Kristin is thrilled to include college students whenever she can in these types of shows, as well as master classes with pros from Film/TV and Broadway.

In 2019 NPT partners with the Norwalk Symphony to produce the concert version of West Side Story. Over 1200 performers submitted to audition for this show in CT and in NYC.  

As a former Miss Ohio/Runner-up Miss America she continues hosting and producing charity events for NPT that feature her favorite Broadway, Film and TV colleagues often in combination with the NPT Youth Board of directors and college interns.  

She is a professor at the University of Hartford and trains singer/actors for a life “on the wicked stage”. She is a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) and she frequently judges international choir competitions in the US and Canada as well as conducting master classes at college and special events. 

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from both Capital University Conservatory of Music BM (Music ed: flute and voice concentration) and Northwestern University (Masters of Music- Opera)

Managing Director:  Lynn Vetare  (Martin DeCruze and Co) 

Technical Director:  Mark Holleran (Holleran Media)

Technical Advisor:  Scott Bryce 

Accessibility Coordinator:  Barbara Distinti (MFA) 

Grant Writer:  Zoe Rhulen

Development Director: Samuel Cournoyer

New Paradigm Theatre's Communication Team

Web Manager, Kate Billard

Kate oversees the web needs of NPT’s unique approach to theatre external communications.

Web Design, Venboric Design

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New Paradigm Theatre's Broadway-Film-TV Performers & Master-Class Teaching Artists

Musical Production ♦ Symphony Tours

Paul Bogaev
Musical Producer
Aida, Spider-Man, Tarzan, Bombay Dreams, Sunset Boulevard,
Aspects of Love, Chess, Starlight Express, Chicago, Across the Universe, Dreamgirls

Broadway Film TV

Jodi Stevens 
Jekyll and Hyde, Urban Cowboy, I Can Get It For You, Sex and the City, Guiding Light, All My Children

Scott Bryce
As the World Turns, Sex and the City, Murphy Brown, ER, Law and Order, Reba, 30 Rock

Gwendolyn Jones 
Radio City Music Hall (Mrs. Claus), Nunsense, Hair

Renee Lawless 
Beauty and the Beast, The Haves and the Have Nots, Wicked

Jeremy Sickels

NY agent with Daniel Hoff Agency

Randye Kaye

NPR, Voice Over artist, Author, Actor 

Tracey Moore

Ragtime, Professor at University of Hartford 

Chris Coogan

Professional Jazz and Musical theatre performer and conductor