Joseph Valle Hoag
A New York based musician and actor, Joseph has appeared in some of your favorite TV shows including Mr. Robot and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In addition to TV roles, Joseph has also performed in musicals with regional theaters such as South Pacific with The Rev Theater and Once with Buck's County Playhouse. In New York City, he sings regularly in both his position as cantor at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan's Upper West Side, and with his band, Joseph Valle and The End of The Day at open mics, bars, or concert venues near you. Originally from Concord, MA, Joseph came to NYC to study music at NYU Steinhardt. When Joseph isn't singing or playing one of his many instruments, he's playing board games or Dungeons and Dragons, which he runs professionally for both children and adults. www.joevallehoag.com
Sarah hails from Kansas where she received her music degree in vocal performance from Kansas State University. She moved to the East Coast where she performed in many professional and community theaters. Currently, Sarah teaches private voice lessons, sings with the Harmonium Choral Society and spends time as musical director, teaming up with her husband, Brendan, on numerous musical theater productions for Newton High School, the Villagers Summer Theater Teen Program and the Boys and Girls Club of Northern NJ.
Most of all, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, son, Brady and daughter, Julian.
Susan Santoro Martz
Irene began performing with The Yuletide Carolers in 2004 and has been filling the role of South Florida Director since 2006. She has performed professionally for over 25 years as an active member of the South Florida professional regional theatre community working in theaters such as Coconut Grove Playhouse, Actors’ Playhouse, Caldwell Theatre Company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. She is an eleven-time Carbonell Award nominee and has won the award three times.
Irene is also a graduate of Florida Culinary School’s international baking and pastry arts program.
Susan is a jersey girl born and raised. Singing and dancing her way through the regional theaters of NJ, CT, DE, & PA, Susan quickly found herself living her dream on the Broadway stage in Evita, Late Nite Comic, CATS, A Chorus Line, and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. She was an original member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices, and has done numerous club acts for Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids. After meeting her (soon to be) husband in a show in L.A., where they played husband & wife, Susan realized together they made "beautiful music together" and married in 1995. They started their first season of The Yuletide Carolers in NJ that same year with only four carolers and some rented costumes. 25 + yrs later, they have compiled over 60 singers during the holiday season, costume them in professionally hand crafted Victorian attire and sing for both the rich and famous, as well as for charity organizations and everywhere in between.
Direct from The Yuletide Carolers in New York City, John Koski branched out as regional director for The Yuletide Carolers in Nashville, Tennessee. John is a professional singer and performer. His work includes performing with Tony winner Ted Sperling’s MasterVoices during the 2018 season at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He was an original cast member (and current co-producer) of Kalevala The Musical, and popular NYC a cappella group 7th Ave Sound System. On stage he has been seen as Oliver Warbucks in Annie and in the award winning production of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis. As a broadcaster John is a two-time regional Emmy award winner and former tv station manager. He is currently a Multimedia Specialist for iHeartMedia Nashville and the Tennessee Radio Network. John's an independent voice-over artist, and a writer/producer of commercial jingles. John has teamed up with Julia Wilson Nolan, to bring the harmonies of The Yuletide Carolers to Music City USA. Julia is a successful theatre director and performance coach in the Nashville area. She is a former pop star in Japan, and toured with Earth, Wind and Fire, Lee Greenwood, Disney, and was the featured voice in the Maybe It’s Maybelline commercial campaign. Together John & Julia welcome the opportunity to bring the magic of The Yuletide Carolers to your holiday event.
Rebecca is a born and bread Jersey girl and has been singing with The Yuletide Carolers since 2018. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University NJ and has since performed in theaters all over the country. Some of her favorite roles have been Sibella in Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Alice in Bright Star, Mother in Ragtime, and Girl in Once. When not performing, Rebecca teaches voice and piano at Noteworthy Academy of Music which she owns with her husband Pat. She is also the Director of Development and Music Supervisor for the Actor’s Studio of New Jersey.