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 current season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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 at Creative Pursuits Studio and creates/directs cabaret and revue shows in the Lancaster County area. He enjoys living in the Ephrata area with his wife, Audra, and their adorable cat, Molly.
Miss America Organization Involvement
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 (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 Lancaster County (Judge’s Chair, Committee Member) – 2016 & 2017
Miss Lancaster County (Executive Director) - 2018 - Current