The West Wing Weekend




Steph Anderson & The Two Bartlets, Band

Steph Anderson has spent the last 11 years releasing music with her wizard rock band Tonks & the Aurors. In 2008, she discovered the West Wing and wrote her first West Wing-inspired songs, which hit the internet in 2012 as the album BARTLET FOR AMERICA. Steph is also the designer of the Bartlet and A.Ham posters that graced the walls of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton dressing room.

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Cat Smith, Musician/Performer

Cat Smith is the reigning Miss Nerdstiles, having inherited the crown from absolutely no one, because she made it up. She is an actor, a musician, a cosplayer, and a general nuisance (General Nuisance *salute*). She and her ukulele have charmed the collective socks off of LI Who and LI Geek (as the house band, no less), ReGeneration Who, Wicked Faire, and The Way Station. 


Lawrence Neals, Emcee

Born, bred, and a proud resident of New York City, NY. Lawrence is a Drama graduate of the original “Fame” School of Performing Arts, and has performed around the world for over 25 years.

Credits include: the title role in Julie Taymor’s (Dir. Broadway’s The Lion King) musical, Juan Darien; Smokey Joe’s Café, Rent, and most recently Freedom’s Song: A New Musical; Vocalist: New York Shakespeare Company, NY Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, soloist @NYC’s famous Duplex & Bound for Broadway Cabarets.

As a featured entertainer for Carnival Entertainment, Lawrence has been lead vocalist for 5 Inaugural ships and 11 original productions and is proud to be one of the original eight entertainers for Playlist Productions, featured in the original casts of their first 6 productions.

He also has wowed audiences with his solo salute to Motown and classic soul with his guest entertainer show “Nightshift: A Legacy of Rock and Soul" featuring classic and modern takes on funk, soul, R&B, and rock music from the last 40 years.

He's also an unashamed geek, sci-fi fanboy and avid cosplayer.


Tina Barro, Emcee

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Natalie Parks, Director/Performer

Natalie Parks is a freshman at the George Washington University studying acting and political science. She’s an accomplished makeup artist and full-time dog enthusiast. Natalie will be directing her one-act adaptation of “Isaac and Ishmael” for the second time at the West Wing Weekend!