ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
Broadway: Hair, Foxfire (OCC Award), The Will Rogers Follies (Tony® nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: Wake Up, It's Time to Go to Bed; Mindgame; A Lie of the Mind. Regional: Another Part of the Forest, Detective Story, Stuff Happens, New Year’s Eve. Films include McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Emperor of the North, Thieves Like Us, Nashville (Academy Award®, Composer, Best Song, "I'm Easy"), The Duellists, Pretty Baby, Choose Me, The Long Riders, Southern Comfort, The Moderns, Cowboys and Aliens, Ain't Them Bodies Saints. TV includes Deadwood, Dexter, Crash, Damages, Missing.
Allison Case is so grateful to be here after playing Kelli in the La Jolla Playhouse production! Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sophie); originated the role of Crissy in the Tony Award®-winning revival of Hair (Off-Broadway, Broadway, West End). Also Nemo in Finding Nemo: The Musical (Disney); Por Quinly and The Only Child (South Coast Repertory). Workshops: The Book of Mormon, HANDS ON A HARDBODY, Hadestown, Dogfight. TV: Nurse Jackie, NYC 22. Film: The Blue Eyes, Patient 001. UC Irvine graduate. Couldn't be here without Mom, Dad, Parker, Ashley, family and friends. LOVE!
Broadway: Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics noms.), Urinetown (Outer Critics nom.), Les Misérables, Grease, Footloose, King David. Off-Broadway: Borrowed Dust, Burning, Ordinary Days, Happiness (Drama Desk nom.), Frankenstein, Dust, Modern Orthodox, Urinetown (Lortel nom.). Regional: Hands on a Hardbody (La Jolla), Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes nom.), The Government Inspector (Guthrie), Mister Roberts (Kennedy Center). He is currently appearing as Scotty Simms on the ABC Family show Bunheads.
Broadway: Catch Me If You Can (Frank Jr. Standby), Hair (original revival cast, Claude u/s). Off-Broadway: Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), Working (Prospect). First national tour: A Chorus Line (Mark). Regional: Pirates! (Frederick), MUNY; HANDS ON A HARDBODY (Greg), La Jolla; Pool Boy (Nick), Barrington; Hairspray (Link), Weston; West Side Story (Baby John), Casa Mañana. Also 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (on iTunes). TV/film: Sex and the City 2, Law & Order: SVU, The Apprentice. Texas forever! @Jay_A_Johnson
Broadway: American Idiot (Tunny); Billy Elliot (Tony u/s), original cast; Good Vibrations (Bobby), original cast. TV: Boston Public. Regional: Principals at Hollywood Bowl, Glimmerglass Opera, Bay Street, Goodspeed, Marriott Lincolnshire, Pittsburgh CLO, KC Starlight. Looking for the best dessert in NYC and the world? justdessertsnyc.com. Hardbody by bodybysimone.com. BFA, Carnegie Mellon. Love to Amanda and family. @dlarsen22
Broadway: Shrek the Musical (original cast). Off-Broadway: The Merchant of Venice (TFANA), On the Levee (Lincoln Center), Widowers' Houses (Epic Theatre Ensemble), Dispatches (E.T.E.). Tours: Putnam County Spelling Bee, Two Gentlemen of Verona. NY, London, regional: Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Barbican Theatre, Yale Rep, New Georges, McCarter Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, La Jolla Playhouse, etc. TV: L&O, Bored to Death, Unforgettable, 30 Rock. Films: Forbidden Love, Fort Greene.
Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone most recently played Heather Stovall in HANDS ON A HARDBODY at La Jolla Playhouse. Other credits include Dede Halcyon-Day in Tales of the City (American Conservatory Theater), the national tour of Legally Blonde the Musical (Elle Woods/Ensemble), Sophie in Departure Lounge (SPF) and Amber in Hairspray (Paper Mill Playhouse). Screen credits include NBC's Grease: You're the One That I Want (Spiritual Sandy) and the film 27 Dresses. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Love to my family and Frank. Kathleenmonteleone.com
Credits include Virginia, HANDS ON A HARDBODY, La Jolla Playhouse. Broadway: the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Belle in Little Me (Tony® nomination, Best Actress), Footloose, Coastal Disturbances, Grease, Play Me a Country Song, I Love My Wife, The Robber Bridegroom. Off-Broadway: The Spitfire Grill, A...My Name Is Alice, The Knife. Television: Laura Bush in DC 9/11, Becky on One Life to Live. Guest starring/recurring: L.A. Law to The Ghost Whisperer. Feature films: Poison Ivy, Born Yesterday, Junior.
Broadway: Curtains (Parson Tuck), Minnelli on Minnelli, Steel Pier (Happy), Sunset Boulevard and The Who's Tommy. Encores!: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Millard). 1st national tours: Kiss Me, Kate (Bill Calhoun); Big (Josh Baskin); and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Levi). Off-Broadway: Lucky Guy, Almost Heaven, Newsical!, A Good Swift Kick and Up Against It. Television: Hope and Faith, All My Children, One Life to Live, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Magic of Music. Film: The Big Gay Musical, Out of Sync.
Broadway: Next Fall, The Heidi Chronicles. Off-Broadway: Next Fall, Smoke on the Mountain (which she also wrote), among others. OOB: Fast Eddie, Forgetting Frankie, Catfish Loves Anna. Film: Flags of Our Fathers, Thank You for Smoking, About Schmidt, Ice Princess, Hope Floats, Stuart Little, The Time Machine, Idle Hands, My Fellow Americans. TV: The Torkelsons, The Big C, Law & Order: SVU, Hart of Dixie, Justified, Entourage, Worst Week, George Lopez, My Name Is Earl.
Broadway: Sonny in In the Heights. Off-Broadway: Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Stage Theater), Damn Yankees (City Center’s Encores!). Regional: Alejandro in Somewhere (Old Globe Theatre; Craig Noel nom.), Twig in Bring It On: The Musical (Alliance). Workshops: HANDS ON A HARDBODY (La Jolla Playhouse), Sundance Theatre Lab, Stardust Ballroom, Kingdom (Public Theater), Lincoln Center's American Songbook. TV: Law & Order. Choreography: Broadway Bares, NBA, Union Square. Assistant: HARDBODY, Flashdance, In the Heights, Bring It On, NYCC's The Wiz, Insanity. For Mom and Dad. www.JonRua.net
Nau Mai Haere Mai! Thank you for supporting live theatre by being here tonight! Much mahalo to the creative team, Bernie and Craig, Rachel Hoffman, DGRW and this entire company for their patience and love and for humbling me everyday. This one's for my whanau and the Block. Any other questions can be directed to google.com. It will set you free! Enjoy!
Dale Soules, aka Dances With Trucks. Broadway: Hair (debut), Dude, The Magic Show (introducing Stephen Schwartz's songs "Lion Tamer" and "West End Avenue"), Whose Life Is It Anyway?, The Crucible (Richard Eyre, director), Grey Gardens (Michael Greif, director). Off-Broadway, regional and international credits are extensive, from Marsha Norman’s Getting Out (NY) to Candide (Guthrie) to the Builders Association's Jet Lag (Barbican). TV and film includes Maurice Sendack's Really Rosie, Law & Order and The Messenger. Thanks Doug Wright and NYTW. www.dalesoules.com
Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Ring of Fire. Off-Broadway: The Joy Luck Club, The American Clock, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge. Regional: Milwaukee Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alliance Theatre, Missouri Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Delaware Theatre Company, O'Neill Center, Williamstown Festival, Asolo Theatre Company, Spoleto Festival, among others. Best Actor awards: The Will Rogers Follies, Woody Guthrie's American Song, Best Little Whorehouse... Two original CDs: Vegetarian Nightmare and Older Than Dirt are available at ScottWakefield.com.
Don Curtis/Dr. Stokes
Broadway original casts: Wicked, The Little Foxes (Elizabeth Taylor), Big River, The Farnsworth Invention, Titanic, Finian's Rainbow, Baz Luhrmann's La Bohème, The Pirate Queen, Billy Elliot. Off-Broadway: Giant (Public), Road Show (Public, Sondheim), Brundibar (Kushner), Coraline (MCC), The Widow Claire (Horton Foote). Film/TV: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Mrs. Soffel, Compromising Positions, Nadine, A League of Their Own, 666 Park Avenue (recurring), The Little Match Girl, Separate But Equal, Private History (Peabody Award).
Standby for Benny, Jesus, Chris, Greg, Mike, Ronald
Broadway: Wicked (Fiyero), Saturday Night Fever (Gus). Tours: the first national Rent (Angel, u/s Mark), original Los Angeles and Chicago companies of Wicked (Fiyero). Off-Broadway/regional: The Extraordinary Ordinary, Dearboy's War, A Chorus Line, BARE and ACT's San Francisco premiere of Tales of the City. Film/television: Ugly Betty, After Hours, Pretty Cool, Guiding Light and Test. Love to my family and Dan.
Standby for Norma, Janis, Virginia
Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera. Tour: In the Heights. Regional: Arena Stage, Boston Lyric Opera, Geva Theatre, Casa Mañana, North Carolina Theatre, Natchez Festival. Education: Boston University, Longy School, Banff Centre. Honors: National Federation of Music Clubs, Met Auditions, Operalia. To my parents, thanks for everything. Thanks CGF Talent. Paloma Virginia, you're my joy! Deus Caritas Est.
Standby for Ronald, Frank
Broadway/London: Once Upon a Mattress (with Sarah Jessica Parker), Brooklyn the Musical (Street Singer/pre-Broadway), The Genius of Ray Charles (Lead) on London’s West End. National tours: Ragtime (Coalhouse), Miss Saigon (John), Porgy and Bess (Porgy), Sister Act (Sgt. Eddie Souther), The Civil War (Lead), Dreamgirls (Curtis) with Jennifer Holliday, Ain't Misbehavin' (with Ruben Studdard) (Grammy® nominee). Television: The Shield (Slick).
Standby for Kelli, Heather; Dance Captain
Kylar in Bring It On: The Musical (OBC); five-time gold medalist, Northwest Music Festival. Recipient of L.A.'s Next Great Stage Star and StageSceneL.A.'s Breakthrough Star of the Year awards. Other: Anita, West Side Story (MTLA); Rusty, Footloose (GTC); Chanel; Bark! The Musical (RBCLO). BA, Cinematic Arts, USC. Janet is a member of BoomKat Dance Co. and hosted Teen.com's webshow "The Click Clique." @janetkrupin
Standby for Chris, Greg, Jesus
Broadway: Godspell. National tours: Wicked, Rent. Regional: Pippin, Harold and Maude, I Love You Because, Chess. Baldwin-Wallace alum. Kudos to the unbelievable creative team for daring to bring this unorthodox, beautiful, eccentric musical to Broadway. Thanks to the fam, Stewart Talent, Vicky, Rachel and the guy at that bus stop in Orlando who helped me with my Spanish accent. coreymach.com
Standby for Cindy, Janis, Virginia, Norma
Broadway debut! Tours: Memphis (1st national, Mama u/s), The Full Monty (Georgie), Hairspray (Velma). Favorite credits include Diana in Next to Normal, The Drowsy Chaperone (Chaperone), Urinetown (Pennywise), Into the Woods (Witch), The Merchant of Venice (Portia), Curtains, Les Misérables. Eternal gratitude to Dustin Flores and the Mine, Rachel Hoffman and Telsey, my family, friends and my remarkable husband, Brad Nacht. www.happymcpartlin.com
Standby for Kelli, Heather, Cindy
Broadway: Wicked (Elphaba u/s); Promises, Promises. National tours: Wicked (Nessarose u/s). Regional favorites: Legally Blonde at Marriott Lincolnshire (Elle Woods), A Funny Thing...Forum at Paper Mill Playhouse (Philia), Aida at KC Starlight (Amneris). Featured cast member of Kristin Chenoweth's 2012 concert tour. Proud graduate of the University of Michigan. Thank you to Geoff, her family and to Erin at CESD!
Standby for Don/ Dr. Stokes, Frank, Mike, Benny, JD
Broadway: Dracula, The Civil War, Les Misérables (Valjean). National tours: Les Misérables, Cats, The Civil War. Regional: Ford's Theatre, The Civil War (Helen Hayes nomination); Alley Theatre; Actors Theatre of Louisville. NY labs/workshops: Fly, HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Upcoming films: Something Whispered (starring Cuba Gooding Jr.), Reunion 108. Thanks to Rachel for believing and Amy, Conor and Fiyero for the love.