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Your host for the "Farewell to Harmony" fan cruise is Eric Martsolf, affectionally known as Ethan Winthrop on Passions. Eric is bringing a few of his co-stars including:

  • Eric Martsolf (Ethan Winthrop)
  • Eva Tamargo (Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald)
  • Emily Harper (Fancy Crane)

Eric Martsolf

Eric Martsolf (Ethan Winthrop)

Eric describes the birth of his professional career as "a choice he made in May of 1993." The choice he refers to was whether to pursue his interests in the legal profession or the unstable world of entertainment. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle Pennsylvania with a BA in political science with honors, emphasizing in mass media politics and constitutional law. His time away from his studies was spent performing in unlimited capacities - in rock bands, choirs, operas, musicals, barbershop quartets, to mention a few. Putting his academic career temporarily on hold, Eric ventured to NYC where he began a long stretch of musical, acting, modeling, and performance endeavors.

Aside from his role as Ethan Winthrop on NBC's Passions, Eric is most widely known for his critically hailed comic portrayal of the Pharaoh in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which he toured nationally with for four consecutive years. He consistently drew in acclaimed reviews from even the harshest of critics, calling him a "mix of Elvis and Stallone - a blend of charisma, muscular framework, and talent to be reckoned with."

Additionally, Eric has appeared in over 40 musicals and plays. Most recently he has starred in the new musical Knight Life (Sir Handsome Plotdevice/Dark Knight), and the new musical adaptation of Garry Marshall's Happy Days (Count Malachi).

Eric describes himself as a "work hard-play hard kind of guy." "Life is a series of choices between the heart and the mind," he says. "When in doubt, go with your heart - it will rarely lie to you."

In whatever direction his promising career may go, it is certain that Eric's fusion of persistence, ambition, and heart will make for one terrific ride.

Eva Tamargo

Eva Tamargo (Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald)

Eva Tamargo plays Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald, a woman whose life has been filled with hardship and tragedy, and who is determined that her children will have opportunities she was denied.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Tamargo studied acting in New York under the guidance of Sam Waterston, William Hickey and Dorothy Dorff. In addition to PASSIONS, Tamargo recently hosted the prime time series “La Cenicienta” on the Telemundo Network. Her theater credits include “Don Juan,” “Rake of Seville,” “Yerma,” “Kennedy’s Children,” and “Shadow Box.” A multi-cultural performer, her film credits include “El Magnate,” “Marla Elena” and “El Silencio De Neto.” She appeared in USA Network’s “Sins of the City,” and “Fortune Hunter” for Fox TV. Tamargo’s film credits include Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday” and “Random Hearts” with Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Fluent in Spanish and English, her interests include horseback riding, volleyball, skiing, ice skating and tennis. A long-time resident of Miami, Tamargo was born on December 24 and has two children.

Emily Harper

Emily Harper (Fancy Crane)

Emily Harper was born on February 16th, 1978 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance.

Emily was a Laker Girl for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000 to 2003 and has danced professionally for the film/TV industry.

Emily's passions include singing, modeling, yoga and music. She has hosted both Lakers TV and Sparks TV, as well as appearing on The Jamie Kennedy Show and the NBC pilot Inside Schwartz.