Mr. John T. Stephan (Artistic Director) graduated with honors from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and K-12 Subject Matter Education and a minor in Theatre. He earned a Master’s degree in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado’s Department of Theatre and Dance. He most recently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Directing through the University of Idaho's Theatre Arts Department.
Outside of CCHS, Mr. Stephan directs and choreographs for college, community, and semi-professional theatre companies including Camden County College's Theatre Department, The Off Broad Street Players Theatre Company at the Levoy Theatre, and The Broadway Theatre of Pitman. He has directed/choreographed productions of: Bye Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees, Grease, Anything Goes, RENT, Shrek the Musical (NJACT Perry Award Nomination for "Outstanding Choreography"), Disney's The Little Mermaid (NJACT Perry Award Nominations for "Outstanding Choreography" and "Outstanding Production of a Musical"), The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, Sister Act: The Musical, Titanic: The Musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (NJACT Perry Award Nominations for "Outstanding Choreography," "Outstanding Direction," and winner for "Outstanding Production of a Musical"), Evita, Mamma Mia!, (NJACT Perry Award Nomination for "Outstanding Production of a Musical"), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Always Patsy Cline, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Pippin (upcoming), and Bright Star (upcoming).
At Cedar Creek, he currently teaches Honors American Literature, Theatre Arts I, Theatre Arts II, and Honors Theatre Arts III, in addition to directing the annual all-school fall play and spring musical. In 2020, he was recognized as "Teacher of the Year" for Cedar Creek High School.
Phone: (609) 593-3560 x5800
Ms. Paula Londono (Producer/Business Manager) currently serves as a Guidance Counselor, in addition to serving as the producer and business manager for the annual all-school fall play and musical. Prior to coming to Cedar Creek in 2013, Ms. Londono worked as a Special Education teacher and reading specialist at Oakcrest High School for 22 years, where she also assisted with the theatre program. Ms. Londono can also be found playing in the pit orchestra for our school musicals.
In 2020, Ms. Londono was recognized as "Educational Services Professional of the Year" for Cedar Creek High School.
Phone: (609) 593-3560 x4028
Mr. Jim Goodrich (Music Director) grew up in Northern Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Prior to Cedar Creek he taught elementary music in Greenville, Michigan for 7 years, and then taught elementary music in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey for 7 years where he was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2005. This is his 8th year teaching at Cedar Creek, where he was recognized as "Teacher of the Year" in 2015.
At Cedar Creek, he currently teaches Choir, Select Choir, and Instrumental Music, in addition to directing the after-school choral program and musical directing for the annual school musical.
Phone: (609) 593-3560 x5613
Mr. Manuel Martinez (Instrumental Music/Orchestra Conductor) earned his Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from The College of New Jersey and his Master's in Saxophone Performance at Temple University. He is currently a saxophonist for the Eastern Wind Symphony and has had performances with the TCNJ Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz, and Saxophone Quartet as well as the Temple University Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra and Saxophone Ensemble, which he ran in 2016.
Mr. Martinez's primary teachers are Kathy Mitchell and Matthew Levy. He has also had the pleasure of participating in master classes administered by ensembles such as the PRISM Quartet and The Moaning Frogs.
At Cedar Creek, he currently teaches Band, Honors Music Theory, and Instrumental Music, in addition to advising the Concert Band and Jazz Band and serving as the conductor for the annual school musical's pit orchestra.
Phone: (609) 593-3560
Mr. Tyler Daddario (Lighting Designer) is an Education Program Coordinator at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a freelance director, manager, and lighting designer. He graduated from the Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University with a BA in Theatre Studies and a minor in Arts Administration. Tyler interned in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL as a part of the Disney College Program. He also interned with iTheatrics at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA. He was the Company Manager at the Forestburgh Playhouse during their 2016 summer season. Most recently, Tyler was the Education Director and Broadway Season Coordinator at the Levoy Theatre in Millville, NJ. As a freelance director, designer, manager, and theatre artist, Tyler has worked with companies such as the Off Broad Street Players, the Cumberland Players, and Triple Threat Workshop. Past Cedar Creek HS credits include light design for Shrek the Musical, Elf the Musical, and video editing for The Line. He was recently awarded an NJ ACT Perry Award for his light design of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the 2019 Broadway World NJ Award for his light design of Mamma Mia!. www.tylerdaddario.com