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JENNY FLORKOWSKI (Stephanie) is thrilled to be performing here at the Ogunquit Playhouse! She was most recently seen playing Nessarose on the 1st National Tour of Wicked. Broadway: Wicked. National Tours: White Christmas, 42nd Street. Jenny has also performed at numerous regional theatres across the country including: Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Walnut Street, Kansas City Rep, Gateway and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Thanks to Judy Boals, Inc. Much love to her family and fiancé, Sonny!
LUKE HAMILTON (Tony) is a recent graduate of the University of Miami and is thrilled to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Previous credits include: Xanadu (Sonny), Les Miserables (Bamatabois) with Terrence Mann, A Chorus Line (Don) and Gypsy (Tulsa) at Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Other recent credits include: Oklahoma! (Curly), Assistance (Vince), Floyd Collins (Homer), She Loves Me (Kodaly), Our Town (Mr.Webb), Cloud 9 (Harry/Martin).
RENÉE ALBULARIO (Dance Captain, Ensemble) Recent credits include: The Wild Party (Nadine) at Encores! NY City Center and Here Lies Love at The Public (Imelda u/s, Dance Captain). Regional: Here Lies Love (Williamstown), High School Musical (NCT), Hairspray, The King & I (Weston Playhouse). Workshops/Readings: The Everleigh Club (The Public), Maltby & Shire’s Behind the Painting, Frank Wildhorn’s Tears of Heaven, The Brother(s), An Officer & A Gentleman. TV/Film: "Ricki & The Flash," "MTV: Woodie Awards," "One Life to Live," "The View." Renée is a graduate of NYU/Tisch. Thanks to The Mine and to Ricky! Love to Mom, Dad, Kuya, & Michael.
SEAN BELL (Jay, Pete, Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of Saturday Night Fever! He has performed in numerous theatrical productions in NYC and across the country. On television he has appeared in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” and will be featured in an upcoming Amazon pilot. He is also the executive producer/director/choreographer of the short film Ghost Light. Many thanks to his ever-supportive friends and family, and all the awesome people at blocNYC! www.SeanWBell.com
JILLIAN BUTTERFIELD (Pauline, Ensemble) Hailing from San Diego, CA, Jillian is feverish with excitement to be a part of Saturday Night Fever at the Ogunquit Playhouse! She most recently spent the past year touring the country as Belle in the national tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and had the time of her life. Other favorites include: opening cast member of Wishes (Nicole) on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, Cinderella (Cinderella), and The 25th...Spelling Bee (Logainne). Love to Mom and Dad for being the best support system I could ask for.
MICHAEL CARRASCO (Gus) is thrilled to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut with such a gifted company. NY/National Tour: Grease! (Johnny Casino/Teen Angel), DT Chamber Opera. Regional: All Shook Up (Chad Stand By), Les Mis at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. All Shook Up (Chad), Sweet Charity (Vittorio/Big Daddy) at The Palace NH. Grease! (Kenickie), Carousel (Billy), Side Show (Jake), at The Roxy. HUGE Thanks and Love to D.P. and Stretch. #stayin'alive
PHILIP COLGAN (Ensemble) is thrilled to be disco-ing it out in this production of Fever! A recent graduate of NYU Gallatin, favorites include: Saturday Night Fever (Cesar) and West Side Story (Action) at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Damn Yankees (Sohovik) at Sharon Playhouse, iLuminate: Artist of Light, and The 2014 Gypsy of the Year for BC/EFA. Huge thanks to creatives, blocNYC, and to family and friends for love and support! www.PhilipColganOnline.com
JUSTIN COLOMBO (Monty, Fusco) has a lifetime Softball Batting Average of .684, which he is very proud of. Credits: Rock of Ages (National Tour, Canada, Asia and Gateway Playhouse), Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, Girlfriend from Hell, Much Ado About Nothing, Songs For a New World, Coram Boy, The Wedding Singer. Training: BFA from Ithaca College, The Moscow Arts Theatre. Thanks to the Cast & Crew, The Roster, ZOLL, Joanna, and his parents. LGM. TB12 .
BRANDYN DAY (Frank Jr, Ensemble) NYC credits include: A Good Morning for Coffee (Barista), TYA reading of Madagascar the Musical (Alex the Lion). Regional: Billy Elliot (Tony) at Gateway, Les Misérables (Feuilly/Thénardier u/s) at ISF/GLTF, Spamalot (Sir Galahad) and Unnecessary Farce (Agent Frank) at Timber Lake Playhouse, Saturday Night Fever (Frank Jr) at the Cleveland Playhouse, The Little Dog Laughed (Alex) at the Beck Center. BWMT. David. Mom. Dad. Mar. @bdayactor
JOE GATELY (Frank Manero) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! NYC Theater: Triangle (59E59), Rudolf II, The Velvet Oratorio and Hiroshima: Crucible of Light (UTC #61), Double Stoly (DQT), The Disappeared (Prospect Theater), Rasputin in New York, The Heroines of Central Ohio (Love Creek) and Sunset Salome (Mesopotamian Opera); Regional Theater: On Golden Pond (New Harmony/IN), Arthur in Spamalot (New London Barn/NH), Good People (Public/ME), God of Carnage (Northern Stage/VT and New Harmony/IN), Time Stands Still (Sierra Rep/CA), Oliver Warbucks in Annie (New Stage/MS), Guys and Dolls (Riverside Theatre/FL and Ogunquit Playhouse/ME), The Rainmaker (American Heartland/MO), Bells are Ringing (Golden Apple/FL), The Bar off Melrose, Dangerous Music, Deathtrap and others (Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theater/FL). Films: Affluenza, Morning After, Fair Game, The Manchurian Candidate, The Return of Capt. Intuitive, City Hall and others. Television: “Person of Interest,” "White Collar," "Blue Bloods," "Law and Order SVU," "Sex and the City," "All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Spin City,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and others; plus numerous commercials and industrials. He has been a proud member of Actors' Equity Association for 25 years. www.JoeGately.com
JENNIFER ELYSE GELLER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be here at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Recent credits include: International Tour of Bring it On: The Musical (Nautica, U/S Danielle), Rock Of Ages! (Young Groupie, U/S Regina) at Gateway. She was last seen at the Cape Playhouse under the brilliant direction of Hunter Foster. Feeling so thrilled and blessed to be in Ogunquit. Love to the Playhouse team, Chris and the parental units!
JEREMY GREENBAUM (Bobby C) Broadway: Newsies (Davey).Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks (Mute/Matt u/s), Prospect Theater Company’s Tamar of the River (Shelah), York Theatre Company’s Saturday Night (Dino). Tour: Dreamwork’s Madagascar Live! (Melman). Regional: Miami Theatre Center, The Gretna Theatre, The Media Theatre. BFA from Penn State University. So much love and thanks to Wolf Talent Group and my amazing family and friends! Optimize your now!
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CHAVON HAMPTON (Ensemble) is a Connecticut native living out her dreams in the big city. She recently made her touring debut as Scallops in How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical. Chavon has been seen in numerous commercials, and was featured in the off-Broadway show My World. Chavon is excited and thankful to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut with Saturday Night Fever. She thanks all her family and friends for their support.
HALEY HANNAH (Annette) Broadway: Bring It On (u/s Campbell/Eva). 1st National Tours: Flashdance (u/s Alex), Bring It On. NYC: A Bronx Tale. Selected Regional: Cutman: A Boxing Musical (Goodspeed). TV: “Good Morning America” (singer for Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers), “American Comedy Awards” (dancer for Akon, Lonely Island). BFA University of Michigan. Love to family and Andrew.
EMILY GRACE KERSEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be "staying alive" in the cast of Saturday Night Fever! This is her very first production with Ogunquit! Past credits include, Tours: Flashdance the Musical. Regional: A Chorus Line, The Producers, The Boy Friend, and Legally Blonde. Huge thanks to the creative team, cast and crew. Shout out to the Boys at Hoff! Endless love to Mom, Dad, and Andrew! www.emilygracekersey.com
CHRISTINA LASCHUK (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at the Ogunquit Playhouse after appearing in this season's Victor/Victoria! Recent credits include: Waitress #1 in the regional premiere of Rock of Ages (Gateway Playhouse), La Cage aux Follies and Mame (Wick Theater), A Chorus Line (Surflight Theater), and A Chorus Line (Tibbits Opera House). She has performed with Inside Broadway in Manhattan. Christina also toured in the National Tour of Oklahoma! Other credits include: Sugar (Westchester Broadway Theater), Chicago (Little Theater on the Square), and a world cruise tour on Regent Luxury Cruise Lines. Thank you Chris, my family, and friends for your constant love and support! www.christinalaschuk.com
ANALISE MARIN (Linda) is thrilled to be a part of this show! Some of her favorite OP credits include: Joseph…Dreamcoat (child), Cat in the Hat (Sally), Aladdin Jr. (Jasmine), Dinosaurs Before Dark (Annie). Other seacoast credits: South Pacific (Ngana) at The Seacoast Rep and Suessical (Jojo), Shrek (Young Fiona/Baby Bear), Annie (Molly) and A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim) all at the Rochester Opera House. She is so grateful for all she has learned by attending the OP Children’s Theater Camps and for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!
COREY MOSELLO (Joey) is thrilled to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut in Saturday Night Fever. Previous credits include: National Tour: We Will Rock You (Galileo u/s, 1st National). New York: Brave New World (LAB workshop). Regional: Saturday Night Fever (Joey, U.S. Premiere at Merry Go Round Playhouse), Miss Saigon (North Shore Music Theatre), The Donkey Show (A.R.T. dir. Diane Paulus). A huge thank you to DGRW, this incredible cast and crew, and my loving family for all the support!Let's BOOGIE!
JOYCE NOLEN (Flo Manero) Gateway: South Pacific (Nellie), Fiddler On The Roof (Tzeitel). Broadway: Different Times, Stop The World...with Sammy Davis Jr., and the Marvin Hamlisch musical, Smile. Regional: 42nd St. (Dorothy Brock), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Mrs. Meers), No No Nanette (Sue), The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo), Into The Woods (Baker's wife), Show Boat (Ellie), Promises Promises (Marge), Hello Dolly! (Irene Molloy), Damn Yankees (Gloria Thorpe), Cinderella (Stepmother), etc. Joyce started her career as a Radio City Rockette.
GREGORY OMAR OSBORNE (Ensemble) is ready to burn the floor with the cast of SNF in his debut performance at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Theatrical Credits: MEMPHIS: The Musical (Walnut Street Theatre/ Riverside Theatre, Arkansas Rep.), A Chorus Line & Hairspray (Palace Theatre), Sophisticated Ladies (Broward Stage Door Theatre), My One and Only (Cohoes Music Hall), Dreamgirls (Riverside Dinner Theatre). Other credits include: Doug Elkin’s “Mo(or)town Redux,” revival of David Gordon’s “Shlemiel the First,” and Carnival Cruise Lines. Many thanks to his mother for her support and agents at MSA. Psalm 121:1 www.dancergregoryosborne.com
AMMA OSEI (Candy, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Broadway: Rock of Ages (Justice). National/International Tours: Rock of Ages (Justice), Fame (Ms. Sherman). Regional Credits: Rock of Ages (Justice), Crowns (Wanda), Seussical (Sour Kangaroo), Big River (Alice), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Armelia), All Shook Up (Sylvia), Little Shop… (Ronette) The Who’s Tommy (Acid Queen). Thanks to the Whole Artist Management, The Mine and to my friends and family for your guidance, support and belief in me. @AmmaOseiNYC
DJ PETROSINO (Ensemble) is a Boston native living in NYC with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Salem State University. He just finished playing Gus in Merry Go Round's regional premiere of Saturday Night Fever and is so excited to be back at the disco! Tour: Cabaret (Male ensemble/Gorilla). Regional: Tommy (Cousin Kevin), A Chorus Line (Al), The 39 Steps (Clown), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Young Frankenstein (Ziggy), 7 Brides for 7... (Luke), Peter Pan (Indian), Kiss Me, Kate (Gremio), Buddy'sBack (Ritchie Valens), Zanna, Don’t! (Buck), A.R.T.'s The Donkey Show (Cobweb), CATS (Alonzo, Skimbleshanks). A dancer on board the Sea and Sun Princess Cruise ships. Love to his family and friends! www.djpetrosino.com
MICHAEL SIKTBERG (Double J) is overjoyed to be returning to the cast of Saturday Night Fever for his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Most recently Michael was seen in Girlfriend From Hell the Musical (The Cutting Room and 54 Below) and Are You There Morgan Freeman? (New York Musical Theatre Festival official selection) Regional credits include: Cats, Beauty And The Beast, Into The Woods, The Music Man, The Pajama Game, and Carousel. Michael is a graduate of the American Music and Dramatic Academy.
CHARLIE SIRMAIAN (Linda) is thrilled to be returning toOgunquit Playhouse after playing Pinocchio in their recent production of Shrek Jr. Most recent credits include: Little Red (Into the Woods), Bird Girl (Seussical), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Issachar (Joseph...Dreamcoat), and many more around the Seacoast area. She is currently in rehearsals for her senior show, Chicago, at Portsmouth High School. She would like to thank her voice teacher Martha Gleason, her family and Birdland for their endless love and support!
DAVID ABBINANTI (Co-Author of North American Version and Composer of Additional Songs) is a national award-winning composer, songwriter and orchestrator. His orchestration credits include: Saturday Night Fever the Musical and Ghost the Musical (both stock & amateur edition), Molly Shannon’s Tilly the Trickster, as well as additional arrangements and orchestrations for Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash (small cast edition). As a composer, David’s credits are The Perfect Dog (Music & Lyrics) inspired by the book The Perfect Dog by John O’Hurley ("Seinfeld," "Family Feud"), Rapunzel (music), The Prince and the Pauper (music) and Jesus 101 (music) as well as the dramatic song cycle Leaves of Grass (setting of the Walt Whitman poems). In addition to his work in musical theatre, David recently was honored with the Songwriters Guild of America’s National Award for Best Pop Song for "Back to Las Vegas," part of his debut CD, Local Train to Babylon. David has worked as a music engraver and editor for most of the major publishers in New York City including G. Schirmer, Peer Music and Boosey & Hawkes. He is currently Assistant Vice President: Music, Publications & Creative at TRW. He is also on the faculty at Nassau Community College where he teaches music theory, piano and the history of rock and roll.
SEAN CERCONE (Co-Author of North American Version) Prior to joining TRW, Cercone served as COO/Producing Director at CAP21, Executive Producing Director at Theatre Building Chicago and six years as the Producing Artistic Director at The Carousel in Ohio. As a passionate advocate and administrator for new musical development, Sean has guided presentations in the NAMT Festival of New Musicals and the New York Music Theater Festival. Sean had the honor of serving as a Musical Theater Specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts, a Board Member for the National Alliance of Musical Theater and Board President of the Cleveland Theater Collective. He was awarded as one of Crain’s Business Top 40 Professionals Under 40 and holds degrees in Theatre from Frostburg State University and West Virginia University.
KEITH ANDREWS (Director) is far-out excited to be back at The Ogunquit Playhouse and reliving the 70's with Saturday Night Fever. Last season, Keith directed and choreographed the Playhouse's production of The Addams Family and has also directed the productions of 9 to 5 The Musical (starring Sally Struthers), Avenue Q and The Full Monty. Keith recently relived the 80’s this summer with the regional premiere of the kick-butt 80's rock musical Rock of Ages. He obviously is going back in time. He has directed the National Tours of The Full Monty and Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. Other recent directing/ choreography credits include: Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (starring Joe Piscapo), Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Dames at Sea, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Barnum, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Little Shop of Horrors, The Pirates of Penzance, Big River, and Forever Plaid, to name just a few. As a choreographer, Keith has recently worked on The Gig at the New York Musical Theater Festival, and the world premiere of Love, Incorporated. He received an Innovative Theater Award for Best Production of a Musical and nomination for Best Choreography for his work on the show Like You Like It. On the ice, Keith has directed and choreographed Home for the Holidays, a Celebration on Ice, starring 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis, and 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek, as well as two productions of Stars, Stripes and Skates fora benefit on ice to support survivors and families of 9/11. As a performer, Keith has toured all over the world with shows such as: West Side Story, Mame, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In educational theater, Keith directs and choreographs student industry showcases at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and is headed up this fall to the University at Buffalo to direct Legally Blonde. Thanks to Brad and Brian for everything, to Ricky and Sonny for all of their tireless help, and Amy for all the groovy love. Check out the re-release of KeithAndrewsonline.com.
RICHARD J. HINDS (Choreographer) has been the Associate on Disney’s Newsies (Broadway/National Tour), Here Lies Love (Off-Broadway/London), Jekyll and Hyde (Broadway/National Tour), Il Divo: A Musical Affair (Broadway), 9 to 5 (National/International Tour) and High School Musical (National/International Tour). Regional credits include: Flat Rock Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, New Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Ave. Theatre and Deaf West. Television credits include: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, “America's Got Talent,” “The Bethenny Show” and “Good Afternoon America.” Richard is proudly represented by bloc Talent Agency. www.richardjhinds.com
SONNY PALADINO (Music Director) most recently served as Associate Conductor and keyboard player for the Broadway musical The Last Ship (written by 16 time Grammy Award winner Sting). Recently Sonny served as Music Supervisor for the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and as Associate Conductor of the Tony winning best revival: Pippin. Other Broadway credits: (Assistant Conductor/Keys): Jesus Christ Superstar; Billy Elliot; Grease; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Keyboards: Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia, Promises, Promises, Addams Family, Women on the Verge. Music Supervisor for Disney’s High School Musical (Milan/Italy tour). 1st National Tours: Disney’s High School Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Grease. Work with Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Matthew Morrison. As a composer: The Return of the Blue Cat (with poet F.D. Reeve.) TV: "The X-Factor" (Australia), "The Next Big Thing." Sonny is also the music director and arranger for the hit group The Doo Wop Project, which travels around the country performing classic Doo-Wop music and contemporary songs in that style. Check out www.thedoowopproject.com B.F.A. in Jazz Piano from CUNY City College. www.sonnypaladino.com
ADAM KOCH (Scenic Design) 100+ productions nationwide, credits include: REGIONAL: Sister Act (Ogunquit, regional premiere); Million Dollar Quartet (now in its 7th year, Apollo Theater); Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theater); Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, See What I Wanna See (Signature Theatre); Big Fish, A Little Night Music, Tarzan, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, Call Me Madam, Big River (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Hairspray, Godspell (Syracuse Stage); Bat Boy (1st Stage, 2015 Helen Hayes nomination); A Christmas Carol, Five Course Love, Sweeney Todd (Geva Theatre Center); Master Harold and the Boys, Greater Tuna (Portland Stage); Always…Patsy Cline (Bristol Riverside); Play It By Heart, The 39 Steps, A Tuna Christmas (Human Race Theatre Company). OFF-BROADWAY: Rooms: A Rock Romance, Loaded, We the People, Pinkalicious, Freckleface Strawberry. EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University
DUSTIN CROSS (Costume Design) is pleased to be back designing for The Ogunquit Playhouse! Broadway: The 24Hour Plays (American Airlines). Off Broadway: Hell's Belles, The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging, The Other Josh Cohen, Cougar The Musical, Zelda at the Oasis. Regional (select): Billy Elliot, The Witches of Eastwick (regional premieres) Joseph... Dreamcoat (Broadway World Award: Best Costume Design), West Side Story, In the Blood and The Christmas Rose (Carnegie Hall) Film: The Little Button Girl (December 2015, starring Dick Van Dyke). ENJOY! www.dustincross.net
RICHARD LATTA (Lighting Design) created the lighting for last season's The Addams Family, Mary Poppins (Ogunquit and Music Hall Portsmouth), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Music Hall Portsmouth) and Grease. Recent work includes: El Posada Nunca Se Termina (Projections, Chicago Lyric Opera), Twas the Night before Christmas, The 39 Steps, Hasbro Toy Fair 2015 and Newark Arts Ballet 2015. Previous work includes: Cabaret (Engeman Theatre, Maltz Jupiter, Ogunquit) projection research for the opera Moby Dick (Houston, SF, Sydney, Kennedy Center), Thurgood, The People In The Picture (Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof (Engeman, Ogunquit) Legally Blonde (Ogunquit). He proudly salutes all his Ogunquit friends who helped make the Playhouse what it is today.
ALEX HUERTA (Sound Design) is excited to be working with Ogunquit Playhouse for the first time. Selected credits include: The Baker's Wife, 39 Steps, 12th Night; as Associate and Sound Mixer (A1): Chicago, Big Fish, Ring of Fire; as A1: For the Last Time (NYC world premiere), Futurity (NYC premiere, upcoming). Alex currently lives in New York City. Thanks, Kevin!
BRITT E. GRIFFITH (Wig/Hair and Makeup Design) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit family for a second season. She has been working professionally in theater/film for the last 13 years, and spent the past winter working for The Cincinnati Arts Association at the Aaronoff Center. Britt has been on the International Tour of The Addams Family, and the National Tours of 39 Steps, Cabaret, and Oz: The Musical. Favorite regional design credits include: Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, The Witches of Eastwick, Beauty and the Beast, and The Drowsy Chaperone. She would like to thank her nearest and dearest for always supporting her, with a special thanks to Mommy Dearest for being her biggest fan.
ANTHONY C. DANIEL (Casting) is thrilled to be serving as Casting Director for the Ogunquit Playhouse’s 83rd season after having worked on last year's Grease, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Witches of Eastwick, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and Addams Family. He has also served as Associate Director to Shaun Kerrison on both of Ogunquit Playhouse’s productions of Mary Poppins and Witches of Eastwick. Anthony is on staff at the Growing Studio in NYC as a Director and Coach for the Showcase Series. As a performer, Anthony has been seen in several tours including: Mary Poppins (1st National), High School Musical (Original Cast Member - 1st National), Fiddler on the Roof (40th Anniversary), Grease (Int’l).
NIKKI LINT (Production Stage Manager) loves working at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Previous Playhouse credits include: Billy Elliot, The Addams Family, West Side Story, Young Frankenstein, and 9 to 5. Other Stage Management credits include: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Adrienne Arsht Center, Second City, 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 AEA.
MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER (Assistant Stage Manager) Recent Credits include: Curious George: The Golden Meatball (TWUSA); Tail! Spin! (DRTM); Hello Dolly (Big League Productions), Romeo n' Juliet (Classical Theatre of Harlem), The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin (RoundAbout Theatre), Blood Brothers (APAC), Lovers (TACT), and Lost in Yonkers (TACT). Numerous events for the Actors Fund, Vineyard Theatre, and Dramatists Guild, as well as a TACT adjunct company member. Michael would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him in such a rewarding career.
JEFFREY CAMPOS (Associate Music Director) National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma, Annie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Regionally: The Witches of Eastwick, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Joseph…Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Summer of Love, Sunset Boulevard (Ogunquit Playhouse); The Prima Donnettes, Too Darn Hot (Florida Studio Theatre), Mame (Cohoes). NYC: A Stoop on Orchard Street (off-Bway), NYC Mayor's Awards for Arts and Culture, Jack Perry is Alive (and Dating) (Ars Nova), Show Choir (NYC Fringe), A New Generation of Song (NYMF), The Secret Garden, Human Comedy, Lucky Stiff, Triumph of Love, A New Brain, Forever Plaid, Proof (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Violet, The Wild Party, Like You Like It, City of Angels (Gallery Players), Jesus Christ Superstar (Producer's Club). Orchestrations: Broadway Backwards (American Airlines Theatre). Developmental grant recipient from the Queens Council for the Arts for his musical The Man in the Iron Mask.
BRIAN J. SWASEY (Associate Producer) Brian is originally from South Portland, ME, and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. After moving to NYC in 1995 and focusing on pursuing a career as an actor, he changed focus and became the Founding Artistic Director of The Astoria Performing Arts Center, followed by the Associate Producer position at Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing, NY. There he was involved in producing the 20th Anniversary Revival of Closer Than Ever starring Sally Mayes and Lynne Winterstellar. NYC developmental projects have included: the rock musical The 12, being produced at The Denver Center in the Spring of 2015, and a new holiday musical entitled Tim and Scrooge which is slated to play Westchester Broadway Theatre for Christmas of 2015. Also, a Director/Choreographer, Brian has had the pleasure of directing such shows as Pump Boys and Dinettes, Hairspray, Chicago, A New Brain, and Altar Boyz. He was the Assistant Director for the NYC Revival of Die, Mommie, Die! starring Charles Busch. At The Playhouse, Brian directed the TYA productions of The Berenstain Bears, and The Cat In The Hat. In addition, Brian has been involved with booking cabaret entertainment at The Triad in NYC, as well as bringing such artists as Christina Bianco and Bruce Vilanch to Maine Street in Ogunquit, ME.
TIMOTHEY SULLIVAN (Production Manager) 2015 marks Tim’s second season with the Playhouse. Prior to joining the OPH team, he worked for several years as a producer for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, producing Broadway staples such as Broadway Backwards and Broadway Bares. Previous to his time at BC/EFA, Tim was the Production Director for the Tony Award winning Intiman Theatre in Seattle. He has also served as Production Manager for the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program as well as the Drama Desk Award winning Mint Theater. He has worked on production teams for several Broadway shows & national tours, as well as the American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Rep, The Public, Lucille Lortel and New World Stages. He is also the Associate Director & Production Stage Manager for Charles Busch’s annual off-Broadway production of Times Square Angel. As an Educator, Tim has taught at Bridgewater State University, Brown University and Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, as well as teaching courses and seminars at various high schools and colleges throughout the United States.
GEOF DOLAN (Technical Director) is returning for his 9th season as the Playhouse's Technical Director and Scenic Coordinator. Immediately prior to Ogunquit he served as Technical Director for Worcester Foothills Theatre. He has done supplemental design work for several shows and received 2014 BroadwayWorld Award for Best Scenic Design in Maine for his work on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Robert Kovach original design.) He is also the technical supervisor for the Children's Theatre program. Geof began his technical career working backstage for both of his parents who are theatre directors and began his professional career at Sierra Repertory Theatre in California. For 5 years he split his seasons between Maine and Florida, working the same technical areas for the Orlando Shakespeare, but now stays with the theater year round. His wife, Cheryl (Scenic Charge Artist at the Playhouse for 8 seasons), has designed award-winning parade floats and designs many of the Children’s Theater Shows. His "born-in-a trunk" 14 yr. old daughter Ashlynn is an aspiring actress, musician and artist who can definitely call the Playhouse her second home.
CHERYL DOLAN (Resident Scenic Charge) is excited to be returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse for her 8th season. After taking over as Resident Scenic Charge 6 years ago, she has designed several children's theater sets, as well as added her artistic eye to many of the main stage productions. In the off season, Cheryl is a Scenic Charge and Prop Master for The Good Theater in South Portland. Since falling in love with the Ogunquit Playhouse, Cheryl, her husband Geof Dolan (the Ogunquit Playhouse Technical Director) and their daughter Ashlynn, who is a budding children's theater actress, have made the Seacoast their home year-round. Cheryl considers the staff at OPH her family and hopes that her love and passion for theater is translated through the productions to all of you.
MOLLY WALZ (Costume Shop Supervisor) is a native of Dayton, OH, and has worked as a costume manager, technician, and designer all over the country. Most recently she was the costume shop manager at Orlando Repertory Theatre and a costume and wig designer for the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, before going on tour with In the Mood as a wardrobe supervisor. Other past companies include: the Garden Theater, College Light Opera Company, and Allenberry Playhouse, among others. Molly holds a degree from Kent State University in costume design and technology with a minor in history. Thank you to the incredible staff here at the Playhouse and my family for their constant support. MollyWalz.com
BRADFORD T. KENNEY (Executive Artistic Director) is a New England based artistic director, producer, stage and film director, and artist. Since joining the Ogunquit Playhouse in 2005, the Playhouse has doubled its audience growing from a single season summer stock theatre into one of the Northeast’s pre-eminent regional theatres with a three season performance schedule. During his stewardship, the Playhouse has garnered a number of awards and honors including the Moss Hart Award, Regional Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre from the New England Theatre Conference, multiple IRNE award nominations and a number of BroadwayWorld awards including Best Musical and others. Mr. Kenney is also noted for his work at Carnegie Hall including directing the holiday special The Christmas Rose starring Jane Seymour and producing An American Christmas Carol with Tim Janis also at Carnegie Hall. In New England, Mr. Kenney has been proud to be associated with a number of different theatre companies. Ogunquit highlights include Damn Yankees starring Carson Kressley, Sunset Blvd starring Stefanie Powers, Charles Shaughnessy and Rachel York in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Jefferson Mays in My Fair Lady, Lorenzo Lamas in The King and I, Rue McClanahan in Crazy for You, Sally Struthers in Hello, Dolly! and Andrea McArdle in Cabaret. He was also formerly the Artistic Director of the Foothills Theatre and Wachusett Theatre Companies in Massachusetts. He is a fourth generation plein air landscape artist, having studied with Beth Ellis, Rhode Island School of Design, Heartwood College of Art, and Maine College of Art. His artwork is represented by the Sea Bell Gallery, Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine.
ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 50,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. actorsequity.org
THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE (TRW) grants live stage production rights for premium Broadway acquisitions including Jersey Boys, Grease, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, Big Fish, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Saturday Night Fever, All Shook Up, Ghost The Musical, Curtains and Ring of Fire. TRW was founded by company President and CEO Steve Spiegel. A 35-year veteran of the theatre licensing business, Spiegel has introduced unmatched licensing strategies and developed many innovative theatrical products and services. He has worked extensively with theatre organizations from educational, community, and professional theatres to Broadway producers, to bring the world’s best shows to every stage in the world. In 2008, the Tennessee Arts Academy presented Spiegel with their Partner in the Arts Award and in 2009, TRW received the Corporate Partner Award from the American Association of Community Theatres. This year TRW is proud to be the recipient of The Educational Theatre Association’s 2015 Standing Ovation Award for significant contributions to promote and strengthen theatre in education through philanthropic efforts and programs.