Deena Sydney

Deena Sydney

Deena was born and raised is New York. She started singing at the age of 9 with The Metropolitan Opera where she stayed for 7 seasons and performed in over 250 performances, soloing in Tosca, Die Agyptische Helena, and Hansel und Gretl. Although her first memories were singing Beauty and the Beast during nap time to the rest of her sleepy kindergarten class, she decided to retire from opera at the ripe age of 16 and turn her sights to Musical Theater. Deena received her BFA from NYUs Tisch School of the Arts and performed in a handful of shows during her time there including: Words, Words, Words (Milton), Into the Woods (Cinderella), and The Girl Who Was Plugged In (P. Burke). Since graduating, Deena has performed in various shows, concerts, and competition (She loves the Spotlight) including “Stonewall Sensation” which eventually carried her to the Duplex.

Deena has been bartending for the past 4 years and loves every minute of it. At the Duplex, she gets to fulfill both her passions: singing and booze! Come visit Deena at the Duplex – She promises to make all your musical and alcoholic dreams come true.


William TN Hall

William TN Hall

William is a composer, arranger, music director and performer in New York City. He has contributed music to two musicals currently available for licensing: Methtacular! (TIME Out New York Critic’s Pick) and Songs for a More Funnier World (NYMF Award Winner)

He has written music for numerous plays and film and special material for performers including Tony winner Nikki M. James and Bistro and MAC award winner Amy Wolk. When not writing William music directs and arranges for nightlife and cabaret stars including drag superstar and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4 winner Sharon Needles. He was also pianist to the legendary late Joan Rivers at her New York engagements. William is a two time MAC nominee for best nightlife entertainer. He is an alumnus of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Writers Workshop.

More info of current projects at www.williamtnhall.com


Brian Nash

Brian Nash

BRIAN J. NASH has been a proud member of the Duplex staff since 2003. Brian works extensively on the Broadway and off-Broadway theater scene, and is the Music Director and Orchestrator of the off-Broadway hit, SILENCE! The Musical. He was a producer on Bare: The Musical for its recent revival off-Broadway and is a resident music director and performer for Atlantis Events worldwide. His cabaret work with Natalie Joy Johnson has earned them recognition from the Village Voice and has been named one of the Top 10 Cabaret Acts by TimeOut New York. Brian has also music directed for Andy Bell of Erasure, Tonya Pinkins, Julia Murney, Rob Evan, Mandy Gonzales, Michael McElroy, Jonathan Hellyer, Trevor Ashley, and many others. His piano playing was recently extensively featured on alternative pop band Boys Like Girls 2012 album, Crazy World (Columbia Records). Other recent theater projects include The Last 5 Years (Asolo Rep) , A Night In Seville (Epic Theater Ensemble), Crossing Brooklyn (Transport Group), Writing Arthur and Something’s Wrong With Amandine at TheatreWorks New Works Festival in Palo Alto, CA, Writing Arthur at NAMT with Kelli O’Hara and Ana Gasteyer, The Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds I and II and But I’m A Cheerleader for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and A Broadway Diva Christmas, starring Ellen Greene and Kathy Brier. Other NYC and regional credits include Songs for a New World, The Sexless Years, Red, Lend Me a Tenor, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Rocky Horror Show. Brian has produced albums for singer/songwriters Justin Tranter, Shanna Sharp, and Stacy Allyn Baker, recently performed at Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Birdland with Natalie Douglas, and produced and produced Kate Pazakis’ debut album, Unzipped: Live at the Zipper for PS Classics. Brian is in extensive demand as a pianist and singer throughout NYC and has played sold out concerts of the music of Tori Amos; he is also been a featured performer on Rosie and Kelli O’Donnell’s r family vacations cruises. His first songs were written for two recent editions of TheATrainPlays, and were featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from Boston Conservatory and studied record production at Berklee College of Music. For more info, please visit BrianJNash.com.


Dan Crowley

Dan Crowley

Dan Crowley has been a part of the Duplex family since the Spring of 2011. He is a singer-songwriter whose original music has been heard at live music venues all over New York City, including the legendary Bitter End, Rockbar, and the now-defunct Don Hill’s. Original music and select covers can be found at the YouTube channel DanCrowleyNYC. In his theater days, Dan appeared in Hair (European tour), West Side Story, Guys And Dolls, and multiple productions of Contact (including National tour and first-ever regional production). Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts. He is avid film buff, music lover, storyteller, astrology nut and vodka drinker. You can usually find him during happy hours at both the upstairs and downstairs bars, as well as outside in the warm weather. Come drink with us, we love our patrons!