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Executive Director
Reji Woods


Reji is a versatile performer with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre. He has performed throughout the United States as well as in Paris, Amsterdam, and India. Reji is the co-founder/owner Bending Threads Cabaret Company based in New York, NY, and the founder of Reji Woods Productions based in Lancaster, PA.  Reji recently made his Broadway debut in Rocktopia, and has enjoyed an extensive New York/Off-Broadway, national tour and regional theatre acting career. He is also enjoying a burgeoning television career with featured roles in the sixth season of Orange Is The New Black, and the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Reji's most recent film credit is as Darold Walton in the award-winning comedy, Tapawingo (with John Heder, Billy Zane, and Gina Gershon)

Reji’s involvement with the Miss America Organization began as a Production Assistant for the Miss Federal City Pageant (A Miss Maryland preliminary) and continued with involvement in the Miss District of Columbia, Miss Florida, and Miss Pennsylvania scholarship competition systems. 

Reji currently teaches voice and acting throughout Lancaster County and creates/directs cabaret and revue shows in the Lancaster County area.  He is the Theatre Director at Ephrata High School and enjoys living in the Ephrata area with his wife, Audra, and their adorable cat, Molly.

Miss America Organization Involvement

Miss Maryland

Miss Federal City (Production Assistant) – 1994 &1995

Miss District of Columbia

Miss DC (University Liaison and Assistant to the Executive Director) – 1996-97

Miss Florida

Miss Florida (Production Assistant) – 1998  

Miss Florida (Personal Assistant to Host, Dr. Debbye Turner) – 1999

Miss University of Central Florida (Production Assistant) – 2001

Miss University of Central Florida (Host) – 2002

Miss University of Central Florida (Co-Student Director) – 2003

Miss Pennsylvania

Miss Lancaster County (Judge’s Chair, Committee Member) – 2016 & 2017

Miss Lancaster County (Executive Director) - 2018 - Current

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