Born and raised in Hanover, Zachary has always shown a love for music. As a child Zachary would compose a lot of small melodies that he would sing around the house. Around the age of 12, Zachary worked hard and was accepted into the American Boy Choir School in Princeton, New Jersey. Around this time he also started to composed his first songs on paper. Zachary sang in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Robert Spano and Norman MacKenzie. The following year he sang at the American Choral Director’s Association Eastern Division Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Zachary's start in theatre was as an actor in community and school productions. After he had tried acting for years he decided to try his hand in composition. He started by writing the music, lyrics, and book to The Victim. He also directed The Victim during its beginning conception. The Victim was sold out for its opening weekend and was a small media hit, being shown on Susquehanna Valley News 8 and NPR. Since the August productions of The Victim, Zachary has won multiple awards/scholarships that include the Brandon Bitner Memorial Award and the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Programs. He has also been seen speaking at different anti-bullying groups in the south central Pennsylvania area. Around that time he also wrote a children's musical called The Winter Wonderland Adventures of Frosty the Snowman. During his first years in college Zachary wrote AuthenticLife a Pop Opera with his friend and fellow musician Jacqueline Hynes. AuthenticLife was workshopped and performed at Millersville University under the direction of Drew Becker. While the production was successful, the workshops and follow-up productions stopped. Zachary is currently working with Joshua Smith on the show Keeping Hope. During the summer of 2016 the first workshop production of Keeping Hope took place.
As a performer and pianist Zachary has worked with multiple bands performing in the Lancaster area. Two of his bands have opened up for Jefferson Starship, John Sebastian and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. He has also opened with his band Redvolution for Bernie Sanders' 2016 run for president. He has performed on stage with Foreigner and has worked in the background of major artist to plan and market their performances. His band Three Different Ones released an album of Pink Floyd songs called Us and Them. As a composer he has released songs through his Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
He is a senior Music Business Technology major at Millersville University.
HUNTER SELBY LIGHTING DESIGNER
Hunter Selby has designed lighting for over 30 theatrical productions over a 5-year career. He is the Lighting Designer for Bermudian Springs High School where he designed the 2013 Musical Production of Godspell which quickly became the most complicated and intricate lighting design ever to accompany a BSHS Production.
He has also designed over 25 productions for the Gettysburg Community Theater including Disney's The Little Mermaid, Godspell, The Wonderful World of Walt Disney, and Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which was nominated for the 2012 Central Pennsylvania Broadway World Award for Best Lighting Design and received the Performance Excellence Award from Gettysburg Community Theatre.
He was very honored to have designed the lighting for the World Premiere Production of The Victim: A New Musical and has since designed the production at Hanover High School, and will serve as Lighting Designer for planned future productions.
He has served on Light Crews for Bermudian Springs High School in York Springs, PA, DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre in York, PA, Elower-Sicilia Productions of Music & Dance in Thurmont, MD, Vibe Performing Arts in Gettysburg, PA, and Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA.
He is currently a Senior at Bermudian Springs High School where he is the President of the Light Crew and the Student Manager for the Varisty & JV Football Teams, Varsity & JV Boys Basketball Teams, and Varsity Track & Field Team. He is also a member of the Concert Choir and Eagle Singers. He plans on attending college in the Fall of 2014 to study Lighting Design.