cast and creative
SALLY STRUTHERS (Roz Keith) is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the groundbreaking series “All in the Family.” She starred in the Fox television series “9 to 5” and her own CBS series, “Gloria.” Her recurring roles include the CBS comedy “Still Standing’ and the CW’s highly acclaimed “Gilmore Girls.” Sally was “heard” as the voice of the teenage dinosaur, Charlene Sinclair, in the ABC primetime series, “Dinosaurs.” She is the voice of Pebbles Flintstone on the “Pebbles and Bam-Bam” cartoon series and the lead female character on the popular Disney cartoon, “Tailspin.” Sally co-starred in two legendary motion pictures in the 70s: Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. She was featured in two independent films: Out of the Black and A Month of Sundays with Rod Steiger. Sally made a cameo appearance for actor/writer/producer Mario Van Peebles in the Sony feature “Baadassss!” Sally’s first two Broadway forays were in Wally’s Café with Rite Moreno and Jimmy Coco and in Neil Simon’s female version of The Odd Couple with Brenda Vaccaro. For three years she starred as Miss Mamie Lynch on Broadway and on tour in the Tommy Tune production of Grease. In the 20th Anniversary National Tour of Annie, Sally played the role of Miss Hannigan. She was named Best Actress by the Los Angeles Artistic Director Theatre Awards for her role as Louise Seger in the musical, Always…Patsy Cline. She won the 2003 and 2010 Ovation Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Agnes Gooch in Mame, and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, respectively. She has starred in regional productions of Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, The Fifth of July, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, All Shook Up, The Full Monty, Fiddler on the Roof, Drowsy Chaperone, and Curtains. For thirty years, Struthers has worked to help hungry and uneducated children everywhere, visiting these children in the United States and many third world countries. She’s filmed numerous public service announcements and documentaries on their behalf. Her favorite child is her daughter, Sam.
ERICA AUBREY (Judy Bernly) is delighted to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut! She most recently played Shelby in the 10th Anniversary Production of The Spitfire Grill directed by the show’s composer, James Valcq. Off-Broadway: Music in the Air, NY City Center Encores! and Museum Pieces, Prospect Theater Company. Regional credits include: American Folklore Theater, Casa Mañana, Flat Rock Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and the historic Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Erica received her undergraduate degree from Belmont University and her master’s degree from NYU. Love and thanks to Miles, her wonderful family and Michael Rodriguez at The Roster!
BECKY GULSVIG (Doralee Rhodes) is so happy to return to Ogunquit after starring as Elle Woods in last summer's Legally Blonde The Musical. Broadway: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), Legally Blonde The Musical (Original Cast). Tours: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods-1st National, Helen Hayes nomination and special Tony Awards performance), Peter Pan (Wendy). Regional: ...Forum (Philia), Lovers, Lawyers and Lunatics (Eve Bursteter), Baby Case (World Premiere, Ginger Rogers/Studio Sister), Grease (Patty Simcox). TV appearances: All My Children (Jeannie Campion), MTV taping of Legally Blonde The Musical (Leilani), The View, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show. Commercial work includes: Toys R Us, Verizon, Scope, Maryland Lottery. Thanks to this amazing cast and my awesome family!
CARRIE MCNULTY (Violet Newstead) is thrilled to be a part of this amazing company! Some favorite regional credits include: Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo, Agnetha in Frozen, and Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly. Lots of love and thanks to Erik, Mom and Dad, and Lisa Price!
EDWARD STAUDENMAYER (Franklin Hart, Jr.) is happy to be back at the Ogunquit Playhouse after previously starring in Neil Sedaka's Breaking up is Hard to Do. He starred on Broadway in Wonderland as the White Rabbit, and opposite Martin Short (at certain performances) in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. He’s had a 17 year association with Forbidden Broadway, taking him Off-Broadway, around the world, onto three cast recordings, and recently, a stint as director for the Tampa production. Tours and regional productions include Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast (National Theater Award Nomination), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cats, Noises Off, Joseph…, On the Twentieth Century, Bye Bye Birdie, 1776, Jane Eyre, Gigi, Children of Eden, and The Producers. World Premieres of Cy Coleman’s Exactly Like You and The Great Ovstrovsky (Barrymore Nomination), Maury Yeston’s In the Beginning, Disney’s Hercules (New Amsterdam Theater), and the Alessandrini/Tchaikovsky new holiday hit The Nutcracker and I. Concerts with NYC's Town Hall and with the Baltimore, Syracuse, Bartlesville, and Adelaide, Australia Symphonies. Voices for MTV’s “Celebrity Deathmatch.” UCLA grad and a recipient of the Carol Burnett Award. Currently the Associate Director of Off-Broadway's Sista’s.
MATTHEW ASHFORD (Franklin Hart. Jr. - starting Sunday, September 2 at 2 pm) graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts, is widely known for playing Jack Devereaux on NBC’s, Days of Our Lives and has just finished filming, Winning Favor, Fuzztrack City, The Unlikely's, Social Security Guard and Chronicles of an Exorcism, which he co-wrote, produced and played Father Lucas. In addition to playing contract roles on One Life to Live, Search for Tomorrow, Days of Our Lives, and General Hospital, Matthew’s film and television work include Species, Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, Bonfire of the Vanities, 90210, Friends, Dharma and Greg, Providence, Oh Baby!, Burke's Law, Quantum Leap, Pacific Blue, Charmed and Tom Clancy’s miniseries Net Force. Theatrically, Matt has starred in the national tour of Mamma Mia!, as well as regional productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Counselor at law, 110 in the Shade, Dracula, Arsenic and Old Lace and The Nerd. Matt received rave reviews from the LA Times for his portrayal of Officer Lockstock in the LA Premiere of Urinetown. He received the Artistic Director Achievement Award for Lead Actor in a Musical for Into the Woods in which he portrayed the Wolf/Prince. Other roles include the Soldier/Alex in Sunday in the Park with George, Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music, Mike in No Strings , Walter in Chess, and played Thomas Jefferson in 1776. Matt is a Founding Board member of Retinoblastoma International dedicated to the worldwide elimination of blindness and death due to this devastating infant eye cancer, (website-www.retinoblastoma.net). Matt is also a member of Soka Gakkai International, a worldwide peace organization, and a member of the Board of Visitors for the North Carolina School of the Arts. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife singer/actress Christina Saffran Ashford, and their two daughters, Grace and Emma.
TIM BARKER (Dick/Tinsworthy/Detective/Ensemble) most recently performed in the Off-Off Broadway production of Body Language (Active Theater). Prior to that he performed the role of Freddie Fillmore and fifteen other voice characters in the Mile Square Theater production of It's a Wonderful Life. Off-Broadway/National Tour: Twelfth Night/Tartuffe with The Acting Co. Regional: Two River Theater Co, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Peninsula Players, Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada),Chicago Shakespeare Theater, CTC Minneapolis. Film: Newlyweeds, Alter Egos.TV: Law & Order, 30 Rock, Unforgettable, Royal Pains. Fun facts about Tim...has opened for Liza Minnelli, shared the small screen with Dick Van Dyke, played NCAA Division III basketball and currently can be seen in a Fiber One commercial. Tim is a proud graduate of SCPA in Cincinnati, OH and holds a BFA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. TMB-you rock my world!!
SARAH BEHRENS (Ensemble) is excited to join the cast of 9 to 5 and make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse!! She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Dance Performance degree. Regional: West Side Story, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Guys and Dolls. Tours and Cruises: Dublin World-Wide Productions, Royal Caribbean. Film: How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song. Thanks Mom and Dad for all the continuous love and support! LOVE YA!!
PETER CARRIER (Joe)was born and raised outside of Boston and is thrilled to be performing in New England! Since graduating from Ithaca College’s BFA Musical Theatre program he has performed Off-Broadway and regionally at theatres including the Engeman Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Bleecker Street Theatre, and the Lucille Lortel Theatre, as well as on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Some favorite credits include Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Oklahoma! (Curly), and Sunset Blvd (Joe Gillis). Go Sox! www.petercarrier.com
ROSHARRA J’NAE FRANCIS (Ensemble) is a native of Odessa, Florida. Off-Broadway: 4@15: Casual Bob: Staged Reading (Roy Arias Theatre Center) NY: 9 to 5: The Musical (Gateway Playhouse), Parade (The Secret Theater, NY) Regional: Sweeney Todd, Berlin to Broadway (NYU), Smokey Joe's Cafe, MaCabaret (The Palladium Theater Initiative, St. Petersburg Florida), On the Town, Hairspray, Rusalka (Vocal Arts Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado), Tenderland, Ain't Misbehavin' (SMU). Graduate of
Pinellas County Center for the Arts; B.M. Southern Methodist University/Meadows School of the Arts; M.M. from New York University/Steinhardt.
BETH GLOVER (Margaret/Missy/Ensemble) is so happy to be with this cast and back in Ogunquit with Sally Struthers where last time she was Doatsey May & Sally was Mona in Whorehouse. 5 National Tours: The Taffetas; Anything Goes (Reno); Promises, Promises (Marge); Dirty Blonde-1st Nat'l; All Shook Up-1st Nat'l (Mayor Matilda). Much Off-B’way: most notably the Lortel winning Counselor at Law opposite John Rubenstein and the Drama Desk nominated Take Me Along (Lily) at Irish Rep. Beth won the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award for Best Actress in a musical for her portrayal of Big Edie and Little Edie in Grey Gardens at TheatreWorks Palo Alto. Other regional: Papermill; Goodspeed; GeVa; Playwights Th of NJ; Maine State; Depot Theatre; Mason Street Warehouse and many more. Some favorites: Ellie in the world premiere of The Good Girl is Gone (Daily Record Award); Muriel in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Encore nom); Mira in the world premiere of Wicked City. Lots of national commercials and indie films. The latest you can Netflix: Immigration Tango. Beth's one-woman show was critically acclaimed. Her country music single was critically ignored. For all credits: BethGloverActress.com.
SCOTT HAMILTON (Ensemble) is overjoyed about all this seafood AND to be making his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse! International tours: My Fair Lady (Dance Captain), Dancing Queen (Lead Vocalist u/s), The Spirit of Christmas (Lead Vocalist u/s). Regional: 9 to 5, My Fair Lady (Jamie/Harry u/s), Damn Yankees (Mickey). Film/TV: “Oprah's Farewell Spectacular", OWN, Oxygen, White Collar. WMU Grad and proud Michigander. Huge hug to my family and friends!
NATHAN SCOTT HANCOCK (New Employee/Ensemble) is so happy to make his Ogunquit debut, especially in a show written by his fellow Tennessean, Dolly! He graduated from The Boston Conservatory in May. Favorite roles include Strike up the Band (Spelvin), Twelfth Night (Feste), as a soloist with The Boston Pops and in Goodspeed's Festival of New Artists- playing the lead in a new musical workshop. Nathan loves to travel, swim, hike, eat ice cream, and watch his nerdy collection of nature documentaries. Thanks to this excellent team, cast, and crew for all the enthusiasm and for teaching me so much. All my lovin' to Riley. nathanscotthancock.com
JONATHAN HOOVER (Bob Enright/Ensemble) is very excited to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut after performing this show down at New York's Gateway Playhouse. Some favorite highlights from over the years include: Headband boy/Mike in The International tour of Broadway’s A Chorus Line, Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Jack in Into the Woods, Mark in Altar Boyz, The Courier in 1776, Nanki Poo in The Mikado, Dickon in The Secret Garden, The Artful Dodger in Oliver (yes as a full grown adult), Matt in The Fantasticks, Baby John in West Side Story, and many more. When not onstage Jonathan can be found behind the scenes choreographing and teaching dance. He would like to thank Keith, Gerry, and Nikki for being a truly awesome team and a pleasure to work for. And finally his parents who allowed him to bully them into driving him to dance lessons and auditions. Enjoy the show.
DREW KING (Ensemble) a native New Englander, is thrilled to be working “nine to five” for his Ogunquit debut! A recent graduate of Fordham University (BA International Studies/ Spanish). Past performances include this very same production of 9 to 5 at the Gateway Playhouse, as well as George M! (Westchester), White Christmas (Paper Mill), My One and Only (Goodspeed), CTFD 25th Anniversary Gala (City Center, NYC). Endless gratitude to all my teachers, family and friends, and my new Ogunquit family
BILLY MARSHALL JR. (Josh/Ensemble) Born and raised in Denver CO. Billy studied Musical Theater at the Univ. of N. Colorado. After graduating Billy moved to NYC in 2009. Credits include (off-Broadway) Theater for the New City; The Perfect Trio - Dan, Dog Mouth – Wilmer. (Regional) Arundel Barn ME; Thoroughly Modern Millie - Jimmy, Babes in Hollywood -Mickey Rooney. (TV/Film) Kenny Connected- Kenny, Gossip Girl - Featured U5. Billy is very excited to be performing again in Maine, and to be making his debut on the Ogunquit stage. A giant thank you to the Cast/Crew, my family and my love, Debbie!
JACLYN MILLER (Kathy/Ensemble) is ecstatic to be returning to the wonderful Ogunquit Playhouse! National Tours: Happy Days (Swing/Dance Captain) Regional: Soul Doctor (Parker Playhouse), The Who's TOMMY (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Chicago (Ogunquit Playhouse). Additionally, Jaclyn has had the great pleasure of working as an Assoc. Choreographer around the states. Credits include: Joseph... (Lyric Theatre), She Loves Me, and Pirates of Penzance (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). A special thank you, as always, to Mr. Mac.
BRIAN PATRICK MURPHY (Dwayne/Ensemble) Credits include: Legally Blonde (UPS MAN,1st Nat'l), Dog Sees God (Matt, Off-Broadway), The Who's Tommy (Lover, Europe/Japan) Titanic (Jim Farrell, Tour). An actor/trainer/teacher/director/choreographer/motivational speaker and lover of life. Love to friends/family, my Capt., The Brotherhood of the Dragon and my nephews K and Q! For Megan Cralle, "Meet me in the Land of Hope and Dreams". www.markfisherfitness.com
AMANDA PHILLIPS (Ensemble) is so grateful and excited to be here at Ogunquit for the first time and a part of 9 to 5! Gateway Playhouse: 9 to 5 (ensemble), West Side Story (Jets Girl), Legally Blonde (DA Joyce/ ensemble), Spamalot (ensemble). MWVTC: Cats (Victoria), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), Cabaret (French-Kissing Couple). Other credits include: Nina (The Seagull), Shelby (Spitfire Grill), Crazy for You, and Sweet Charity. Love and endless thanks to my family, Josh, and Katie for your unwavering support.
AMY VAN NORSTRAND (Candy Striper/Ensemble) is thrilled to join the cast of 9 to 5 and make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! In December, Amy graduated from Point Park University with a BA in Musical Theater and a minor in Dance. Most recently, Amy was seen in 42nd Street (Ensemble/Phyllis u/s) at the John W. Engeman Theater. Other credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Alice), Evita, Peter Mills’ Illyria (Maria), and The Light in the Piazza at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Amy also was seen at the Triarts Playhouse for her 42nd Street debut as Phyllis! Many thanks to the Ogunquit Playhouse for this amazing opportunity! Amy would like to dedicate this performance to her grandmother, Donna, for constant love from above.
KAREN WEBB (Ensemble) After recently tapping her way around the stage in Westchester Broadway's production of George M! Karen is now thrilled to be a part of 9 to 5, performing in her 7th show at Gateway and making her stage debut at Ogunquit Playhouse! From GA to NYC... Thanks so much to my amazing family and friends for their continual support! Enjoy the show y'all! www.karenmichelewebb.me
RACHEL ARIELLE YUCHT (Maria/Ensemble) is freakishly excited to follow her Gateway Playhouse debut by returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse! She is humbled & honored to be sharing the stage once again with this unbelievably talented & creative cast. Most recently she performed with the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre at The Town Hall, honoring Neil Sedaka. Off-Broadway: Kids & Yiddish; From the Golden Land at Lincoln Center. Other favorite credits: Cabaret (Fritzie; Sally u/s) at Seacoast Rep; Summer of Love (Willow) at the Ogunquit Playhouse; Sweet Charity (Charity). The biggest thank you to ALL who were involved in bringing this production to life! This is for her devoted & loving parents, who have always worked PAST 5pm so she could pursue her dream.
NIKKI LINT (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Stage management credits include Cats, My Fair Lady, 9 to 5 (Gateway Playhouse); Academy, Jolson at the Wintergarden, Joseph…, Red (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Reverie (Second City), War, Scenes From the BigPicture (Seanachai), Forbidden Broadway, and American Girl Theatre, among others. Nikki was a Production Assistant on the 1st National Tour of Mary Poppins, and is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Nikki wants to especially thank her new husband, Charles Kellogg Banting, for all his love and support.