Cast & Creative
ANDREA McARDLE (Reno Sweeney) first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical Annie, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally and internationally. She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and casino hotels in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City. She has honed her craft by working with some of the great legends of the entertainment industry such as Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Bob Hope, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin and Martin Short, to name a few, and was privileged to have appeared on television with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin and Dinah Shore. As “Annie,” Andrea became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theater World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance and went on to star when the show was produced on London’s West End. (Fun fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones played young orphan Mollie in this production). Coming full circle, Andrea was tapped by Academy Award nominated director Rob Marshall to appear as “The Star to Be” in the Disney/ABC television production of Annie starring Kathy Bates and Victor Garber. And in the summer of 2010, Andrea played, yes, Miss Hannigan in a production at the North Carolina Theatre and at Musical Theatre West in California. Also on Broadway, Andrea starred in the Jerry Herman musical Jerry’s Girls alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams, as sassy Smoking Car Ashley in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, as Margy Frake in State Fair, as Fantine in Les Miserables, and most recently, as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She toured nationally starring as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and as Eponine in Les Miserables, and appeared as herself in The Vagina Monologues, which she appeared in Off-Broadway as well. Andrea appeared Off-Broadway in the satirical Newsical and regionally as the title role in Mame and Hello, Dolly! Andrea continues to tour around the country in the concert event 4 Girls 4 with Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie and Faith Prince. Other theatre appearances include starring as Esther, the Judy Garland role, in Meet Me in St. Louis; Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers; Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown; Sonia in They’re Playing Our Song; Luisa in The Fantasticks; Eva Peron in Evita; Nancy in Oliver!; the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun; Sandy in Grease; and as Mama Rose in Gypsy. In addition to Annie, Andrea’s film and television credits include starring as Judy Garland in Rainbow, appearing in “The Leading Ladies of Broadway” on PBS, “All My Children” on ABC and headlining her own PBS special “Andrea McArdle on Broadway.”
SALLY STRUTHERS (Evangeline Harcourt) is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner for her performance in the ground-breaking TV series “All in the Family.” She starred in the Fox television series “9 to 5” and her own CBS series “Gloria.” She also recurred on the CBS comedy “Still Standing” and the CW network’s highly acclaimed “Gilmore Girls.” She joined the Gilmore cast for Netflix’s new four movie limited revival, which will premiere in the fall of 2016. She recently guest starred in the acclaimed IFC comedy series “Maron.” Sally was heard as the voice of the teenage dinosaur Charlene Sinclair in the ABC prime-time series “Dinosaurs.” She is also the voice of Pebbles Flintstone on the “Pebbles and Bam-Bam” cartoon series and the lead female character on the popular Disney cartoon “Tailspin.” Ms. Struthers’ television movies include: A Gun in the House, And Your Name is Jonah, The Great Houdinis, Hey… I’m Alive, In The Best Interest of the Children, Deadly Silence, My Husband is Missing, and Intimate Strangers. Sally co-starred in two legendary motion pictures in the 70’s: Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. She was also featured in four independent films: Out of the Black, A Month of Sundays with Rod Steiger, Waiting in the Wings and its sequel Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting. She 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 Rita Moreno and Jimmy Coco and 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 Nat’l Tour of Annie Sally played the coveted role of Miss Hannigan. Sally was named Best Actress by the Los Angeles Artistic Director Theatre Awards for her role as Louise Seger in the musical Always, Patsy Cline, a true story based on the relationship between Seger and Cline. She won the Ovation Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Agnes Gooch in the Los Angeles production of Mame, and won a second Ovation Award for Cinderella. She also won a plaque for Best Actress in her 7th grade class play. Additional starring theatre roles include regional productions of Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, The Fifth of July, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Full Monty, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, All Shook Up, Drowsy Chaperone, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Witches of Eastwick and Nice Work if You Can Get It. For thirty years, Sally Struthers has worked tirelessly to help the hungry and uneducated children everywhere. She has visited these children in many Third World countries, and has filmed numerous public service announcements and documentaries on their behalf.
STEVE BRADY (Elisha Whitney) is pleased to return to Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Nice Work If You Can Get It. Broadway: Inherit The Wind. Off-Broadway: Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Poor Beast in the Rain, A Dangerous Personality, The Power of Darkness. Nat’l Tour: The Exonerated. Int’l Tour: West Side Story, A Christmas Carol. Regional. All The Way, Freud’s Last Session, Bakersfield Mist, Amadeus, Twelve Angry Men, Proof, King O’ The Moon, The Seafarer, Tartuffe, My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly! Thanks Susela and
JOSH CANFIELD (Billy Crocker) Broadway: Doctor Zhivago (Liberius, The Broadway Theatre), Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812 (Fall 2016 w/ Josh Groban, Imperial Theatre). Off-Broadway: Natasha...Great Comet of 1812 (Anatole, Kazino). TV: “CBS' Survivor: San Juan Del Sur,” “BBC's Any Dream Will Do.” Selected Regional: Godspell (Jesus, Actors Playhouse, Miami), HAIR (Claude, English Theatre, Germany), Sail Away (Barnaby, Sadlers Wells, London), Iron Curtain (Howard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland). So thrilled to be making my Ogunquit Playhouse debut in this classic show! Thanks to my agent, friends, and family! Twitter: @joshuacanfield Instagram:
HAYDEN CLIFTON (Minister/Sailor Quartet/Ensemble) is pleased to be making his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: A Chorus Line (Greg, The John W. Engeman Theater), The Golden Apple (Paris, Lyric Stage), Les Miserables (Grantaire/choreographer, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Footloose (Jeter, Casa Manana), Randy Skinner's 42nd Street (Ensemble, Gateway Playhouse), Finian’s Rainbow, Sunset Boulevard, Xanadu and The Little Mermaid (Resident Ensemble, Music Theatre Wichita). Endless thanks to the Gateway and Ogunquit teams, Jayme, Jason, the gang at TKO and my beautiful family and friends. Proud Otterbein University graduate and member of AEA. Enjoy the show!
TAYLOR COLLINS (FBI/Sailor Quartet/Ensemble) is pleased to return to Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Victor/Victoria (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Chautauqua! (Soloist, The Public Theater). Tour: Catch Me If You Can (Ensemble), A Chorus Line (Tom). Regional: A Chorus Line (Don, Maine State Music Theatre), My Fair Lady (Harry, Flat Rock Playhouse), Miss Saigon (Capt. Shultz, Flat Rock Playhouse), The Little Mermaid (Ensemble, Arkansas Rep), Hello, Dolly! (Ensemble, Gateway Playhouse). BFA Pace University. Thank you to Craig, Bernadette, and Meghan at Avalon Artists Group. Another thank you to Jayme and Jason. Love to Mom, Dad, Britt, and Shelley. For Diego. @taycollins5
RAY DEMATTIS (Moonface Martin) is delighted to be back at the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Damn Yankees (Coach Van Buren). Broadway: Fiorello, Little Shop of Horrors, City of Angels, Zoya’s Apartment, and the original Grease. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing - The Musical, Streets of New York, Talk Radio, Tamara, Flora The Red Menace, among others. Regional: The Long Wharf, GEVA, Actors' Theater of Louisville, Two Rivers Rep., Cleveland Playhouse, among others. Film: It Runs in the Family, Fatherhood, Untitled, Brewster’s Millions, Family Business, and Alistair’s Wednesday. TV: “Brain Dead,” “The Sopranos,” “Everwood,” “Law and Order” (nine principal guest appearances) the three of Bill Cosby's series. In 2015, the Hamden Education Foundation honored him as a distinguished alumnus and producer Chip DeFaa instituted an award in his name to be bestowed on outstanding young talents. Ray served as the founding Artistic Director of The National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped for which he received The Timmy Award.
ALEX DOMINI (Purser) is ecstatic to set sail with the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional: McCarter Theatre, Capital Rep, Harbor Lights Theatre, White Plains PAC, Weathervane Repertory. Readings: Adam Lives (Goodspeed). Education: The Hartt School and Manhattan School of Music: Precollege. After his time at Ogunquit, Alex will be a proud member of AEA. HUGE thanks are in order to the entire cast and creative team, Jaime Baker Management, his parents, and Matt. He is extremely humbled and grateful to be in such great company. NG.
CAITLIN EVANS (Charity/Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Sweet Charity (Carmen, Arizona Broadway Theatre), Chicago (Hunyak, Allenberry Playhouse), The Full Monty (Joanie/Dance Captain, Allenberry Playhouse), Pippin (Legacy Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (Round Barn Theatre), Company (Amy, Muncie Stages). BFA Musical Theatre, Ball State University. Love and thanks to teachers, friends, and Mom and Dad.
ROY FLORES (Luke/Ensemble) is ecstatic to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Nat'l Tour: Anything Goes (Luke). Regional: West Side Story (Chino, John Engeman Theater, NY) South Pacific (Gateway Playhouse, NY), Anything Goes (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, NY), The King & I (Carousel Dinner Theatre, OH), The Producers (Allenberry Playhouse, PA), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gallery Players, NY). His music can also be found on iTunes or YouTube. More info on
KARA HALLER (Old Lady/Ensemble) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Nat’l Tours: Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble/Mrs. Potts and Wardrobe u/s). Regional: Harmony (Female Swing, The Ahmanson Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble, Musical Theatre West), Xanadu (Euterpe/Kira u/s, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres), White Christmas (Betty Haynes, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre), 42nd Street (Ensemble, Jersey Shore Entertainment). Proud member of AEA and graduate of Belmont University's School of Music in Nashville, TN. Love always to family, friends, and my husband, Michael. Enjoy the show!
LITTLE BRADFORD T. KENNEY (Cheeky) is a four-year-old (we think) Cairn terrier. He was born, no one knows where, and was found in a kill shelter in Kansas. Brad was driven with 59 other terriers on a truck from the mid-west to New Hampshire. He was the only one left when an actress working near there showed up and adopted him almost two years ago. He now resides in Hollywood, CA, and is making his stage debut in Anything Goes with his mom…Sally Struthers!
IAN KNAUER (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Dames at Sea, Mamma Mia!, By Jeeves (Rev. Pinker), State Fair. West End: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre). Off-Broadway: The Most Happy Fella (NYCO), South Pacific (Carnegie Hall), How Now, Dow Jones (Herbert, York Theatre), Suspect! (NY Fringe), six shows for Encores! at City Center. Nat’l/Int’l Tours: Bugle Boy (Glenn Miller), The Secret Garden in Concert (Neville Craven), Doctor Dolittle, Sunset Blvd. Film: The Program (Newsreader), Kon-Tiki (Johnson), D’Ora (Julian), Coincidence (Awards Presenter), By Jeeves (Rev. Pinker). Many concerts and recordings. Graduate of the University of Michigan. www.Ian-Knauer.com @TheIanKnauer
PATRICK LAVALLEE (Fred/Reporter/Sailor Quartet/Ensemble/Dance Captain) is over the moon to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Chicago (Bailiff), Spamalot (French Guard). Nat’l Tours: Billy Elliot (Ensemble), Movin’ Out (Sargent O’Leary), 42nd Street (Andy Lee). Broadway Lab: Top Hat (Ensemble/Stage Manager). Regional: Billy Elliot (MUNY, NSMT, Gateway, Maltz), Singin’ in the Rain (Roscoe Dexter, Arts Center), South Pacific (Riverside), Fiddler… (Sasha, TOTS), The Producers (Bryan, TBTS), Crazy for You (Custus, TBTS), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Speed Tapper, MTW), Wizard of Oz (Nikko, MTW), Sweet Charity (MTW) West Side Story (Arab, Palace), Pippin (Lewis, Palace). Film: Hail Caesar! (Sailor). Commercial: Budweiser, Brandermill Woods, CNN. BA from OCU. Special thanks to my supportive parents, family, friends, bloc, BK and JW.
EDWARD LAWRENCE (FBI/Sailor Quartet/Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Int'l Tour: West Side Story (Tigar/Swing, West End Sadler’s Wells). Nat'l Tour: CATS. Regional: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Maine State), Footloose (Maine State), Radio City Christmas Specatcular (Grand Ole Opry), Carousel (Goodspeed Opera House), Randy Skinner’s White Christmas (Gateway), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Fulton), Annie Get Your Gun (Park Playhouse), and New York Theater Ballet's Agnes De Mille Dance/Speak. Commercials: Brandermill Woods and Kyocera. Endless love and thanks to family, friends, bloc agency, and this amazing team.
SETH LERNER (Captain) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Int’l: original cast member of the world premiere of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by James Lapine (ensemble/Quasimodo); the Berlin premier of Les Miserables (Courfeyrac/Jean Valjean) the German premier of Titanic (George Widener), and the North American tour of Cats (Old Deuteronomy). Regional: White Christmas (Snoring Man/Ezekiel Foster, Westchester Broadway Theater), 42nd Street (Abner Dillon, Gateway Playhouse) both directed by Tony nominee Randy Skinner. For the family and
BRIAN LIEBSON (John/Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: The Donkey Show (Moth, American Repertory Theater), Mary Poppins (Ensemble, Wheelock Family Theater). TV: "Glee." Training: La Cage aux Folles (ArtsImpulse Award, Chantal, Umbrella Arts Center), Little Shop... (Seymour), Legally Blonde (Emmett), 25th Annual… (Chip), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad), and Chicago (Mary Sunshine). Just graduated with a BS in Robotic Engineering from Olin College in Boston. Hearts out to my family, friends, and my awesome Mom. For Dad. IG
SAMANTHA MARTIN (Purity/Ensemble) is excited to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse this summer! Samantha was last seen on stage performing in the Nat’l Tour of The Producers. Regional: The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet, Huron Playhouse), Bye Bye Birdie (Deborah Sue, Huron Playhouse). BGSU Graduate. Much love to my parents, friends, and my amazing teachers!
PATTI-LEE MERINGO (Hope Harcourt) is delighted to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Regional: A Little Night Music (Anne, Arden Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel, Fireside Theatre); Peter Pan (Wendy, Theatreworks); Smile (Robin, Musicals Tonight!); Pride and Prejudice (Kitty), South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, Much Ado About Nothing (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). BA in Theatre from DeSales University. She would like to thank the creative team and Avalon Artists Group for this wonderful opportunity and her friends and family for their love
MAIZA MILLER (Virtue/Ensemble) Maiza is thrilled to be making her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Tours: 42nd Street, Cabaret (Lulu). Regional: Guys and Dolls, The Producers, Crazy For You, Singin’ in The Rain and The Addams Family. Graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Thanks and love to her husband Scott and to Mom and Dad for their unending support! maizamiller.me
MYCHAL PHILLIPS (Erma) is delighted to be a part of this incredible cast and crew. Mychal was most recently seen in Ogunquit Playhouse’s White Christmas (Rhoda). Nat'l Tours: Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes (Erma), Seussical (Bird Girl). Regional: Shrek (Gingy, Ocean City Theatre Company), and Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! (Jetta). Thanks to SW Artists! Love to Mario – I can’t wait to marry you! – and to my wonderful family.
KRISTEN SCHOEN-RENÉ (Chastity/Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Young Frankenstein (Ensemble). New York: The Merry Widow (Dancer, The Metropolitan Opera). Nat' Tour: Young Frankenstein (Ensemble/Inga Cover). Regional: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette), The Will Rogers Follies (New Ziegfeld Girl, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble/u/s Inga, Theatre By The Sea), The Merry Widow (Dancer, Lyric Opera of Chicago), 42nd Street (Diane Lorimer/Ensemble, Resorts Casino Atlantic City). BFA in dance from The Ailey School/Fordham University. Love and thanks to BMC and to family!
MATTHEW WIERCINSKI (Photographer/Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Anything Goes (Gateway Playhouse). Matt has graduated from Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester. He has trained extensively in all forms of dance. Matt would like to thank his family, friends and teachers for their support and guidance.
COLE PORTER (Music and Lyrics) was born in Peru, Indiana in 1891. He attended Yale. In the late 1920s he gained renown for many great songs, among them “Night and Day,” “You’re The Top,” “Begin the Beguine,” and “I Get A Kick Out Of You.” His 1930s were highlight by such Broadway offerings as Anything Goes, Gay Divorce, and Jubilee. A crippling accident in 1937 left him in constant pain, yet he continued to write memorable scores, among them Kiss Me Kate, Can Can and Silk Stockings. He died in 1964.
JAYME MCDANIEL (Director) Currently a resident artist for EMK Productions in Seoul, South Korea where he has choreographed Rebecca, The Musical and the Yeston/Kopit Phantom and serves as Artistic Supervisor for Elisabeth and Marie Antoinette. Last winter he directed a sold-out run of White Christmas for the Ogunquit Playhouse. There he also directed and choreographed Joseph…, starring Clay Aiken, winning Broadway World awards for best direction and choreography as well as Singin’ in the Rain for which he received an IRNE nomination for his choreography. As a Stage Director he Directed and/or Choreographed Joseph… at North Shore Music Theatre; Singin’ in the Rain, Grey Gardens, Yankee Doodle & The Rocky Horror Show at the Ordway; The Student Prince at Paper Mill Playhouse; Zorba and H.M.S. Pinafore for the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Violet, Candide and Drood with Connecticut Repertory; Always Patsy Cline, Evita, It’s a Fabulous Life, Chicago, Zombie Prom, The Merry Widow, People Like Us, They’re Playing Our Song and many others. As an Associate Director and/or Choreographer: Laughing Room Only (Broadway); White Christmas, Wonderful Town, Sound of Music, (5th Ave Theatre), Yankee Doodle Dandy (5th Ave, Dallas Summer Musicals, Theatre of the Stars); Camelot and Rags (Paper Mill); Nefertiti (Parker Playhouse); Crazy for You (Musical Theatre West); and The Music Man (CLOSBC). As an arts administrator he was the Associate Producer for the Ogunquit Playhouse and the Associate Artistic Director for the Ordway Center or the Performing Arts. He’s also enjoyed a career on the stage as well. Most notably in the final Nat’l Tour of Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing. The Minneapolis Star Tribune lauded him as the Outstanding Director of a Musical of 2007.
JASON WISE (Choreographer) Based in New York, Jason has choreographed and staged musical numbers for over 20 productions in the United States and Canada for Perez Hilton, Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett, Lee Roy Reams, Maureen McGovern, Karen Akers, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Leslie Uggams, Christine Andreas, Jackie Hoffman, Bridget Everett, Julia Murney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan McGinnis, Paige Davis, Dustin Diamond, Howard McGillin, Dennis Haskins, Ed Alonzo, Ashley Brown, Andrea Martin, Billy Porter, Michael Urie, Linda Lavin, Tovah Feldshuh, Tonya Pinkins, and now Sally Struthers and Andrea McArdle. Film and Television: Lifetime's “Dance Moms“ (Season 5), The Wolf of Wall Street, “Smash” (NBC), “Pan Am” (ABC), The Amazing Spider-Man 2, “The Normal Heart” (HBO). Former Resident Choreographer at Ellen's Stardust Diner, home to New York's world-famous singing wait staff. Faculty at Broadway Dance Center (New York), The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York), The Joffrey Ballet School (New York), National Ballet School (Toronto), and The Pineapple (London). Mentored by Tommy Tune. Thanks Mom and Dad, and love to Bruce.
CHARLIE REUTER (Music Director) is thrilled to return to Ogunquit after conducting Nice Work If You Can Get It last season. Most recently, he worked with Trevor Nunn to adapt an original score for Pericles (2016 Drama Desk nominated for Outstanding Music in a Play), served as assistant conductor for the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (The Old Globe), and Dreamgirls (The Muny) starring Jennifer Holliday. He holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University, and studied orchestral conducting at Juilliard. Past credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (La Jolla Playhouse), The Light in the Piazza (LPT), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe). Next up, he will conduct the Nat’l Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.
DEREK MCLANE (Scenic Design) Broadway: Beautiful, The Heiress, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business..., Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo...., Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations, Grease, Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women, Present Laughter. Recently designed the 2013 and 2014 Oscars, as well as NBC’s Sound of Music Live. Awards: OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Tony, Drama Desk.
MARTIN PAKLEDINAZ (Costume Design) Broadway: Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nomination), The Normal Heart, Anything Goes (Tony nomination), The Pajama Game (Tony nomination), Lend Me a Tenor (Hewes Award, Tony and Outer Critics nominations), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Blithe Spirit (Tony Award winner), Kiss Me, Kate (Tony Award winner). Off-Broadway: The Glass Menagerie (Lortel nomination - starring Judith Ivey), The Wild Party (Lippa), Golden Child, Kimberly Akimbo, The Life. Opera credits include works at Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard, Paris Opera/Bastille, Salzburg, Paris/Chatelet, Santa Fe, Helsinki, Madrid and works throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Dance: Mark Morris Dance Group, SF Ballet, Boston Ballet, Arizona Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet. Awards: two Tonys, Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes Award.
RICHARD LATTA (Lighting Design) created the lighting for last season's Sister Act, Victor Victoria, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Million Dollar Quartet, Saturday Night Fever and White Christmas (Music Hall, Portsmouth), Recent work: Sister Act (North Shore Music Theater), Ain't Misbehavin' (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), El Posada Nunca Se Termina (projections, Chicago Lyric Opera), A Christmas Story, Hasbro Toy Fair 2016 and Newark Arts Ballet 2016. 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) He proudly salutes all his Ogunquit friends who helped make the Playhouse what it
KEVIN HEARD (Sound Design) is returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse for his seventh production. OP: The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Million Dollar Quartet, and White Christmas. Broadway: All The Way (Associate), The Country House (Associate), and Sylvia (Assistant). Off-Broadway: For The Last Time, Long Story Short, The Underclassman, Jasper in Deadland (Associate), Clinton The Musical (Associate). He has designed over 100 regional productions with companies from coast to coast including The 5th Avenue, ACT Theatre, ArtsEmerson, George Street Playhouse, The Guthrie, INTIMAN, Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakes, the cabaret-cirque extravaganza Teatro ZinZanni, and Village Theatre.
ANTHONY C. DANIEL (Casting Director) Casting: Ogunquit Playhouse's productions of Sister Act, Victor/Victoria, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Million Dollar Quartet, Saturday Night Fever, White Christmas, Grease, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, The Witches of Eastwick, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and The Addams Family. He has also served as Associate Director on the Playhouse’s productions of Victor/Victoria, Mary Poppins and The Witches of Eastwick. Anthony is on faculty at The Growing Studio in NYC as a Director and Coach. This summer Anthony will be directing productions of Sister Act and The Little Mermaid before serving as the Associate Director on the Nat’l Tour of Cheers: Live On Stage!
JOHN “JP” POLLARD (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Sally Struthers and Brenda Vaccaro. West Coast: An Act of God starring Sean Hayes (The Ahmanson/LA, The Golden Gate/SF), Carrie, The Musical (The Los Angeles Theatre/LA), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in The Universe starring Lily Tomlin (Post Street Theatre/SF). Off-Broadway: Nunsense (John Houseman Theatre), Earth & Sky (Second Stage Theatre). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ), Gateway Playhouse (NY), The Barter Theatre (VA), Pioneer Theatre Company (UT), and many others. Int’l: Grease Das Musical (Germany, Switzerland). JP sends out a personal thank you to Brad Kenney, Brian Swasey, Paul Allan and the staffs of both the OP and Gateway for this amazing opportunity. Proud Equity member since 1983.
MELANIE T. MORGAN (Assistant Stage Manager) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, ONCE, HIGH, Looped, The Story of My Life, Curtains, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, The Light in the Piazza, Little Women – The Musical, Jumpers. Off-Broadway: Maurice Hines’ Tappin’ Thru Life, Da, My Name is Asher Lev, Love Loss & What I Wore, George M. Cohan Tonight!, She Stoops to Conquer, Last Easter. Tours: Andrea Martin Final Days, Everything Must Go!, Wishful Drinking (with Carrie Fisher), Little Women (1st NT), Film/TV: Loserville, “Handel’s Messiah Rocks” with the Boston Pops. Other: NAMT, NYMF, Williamstown, Kennedy Center, Westport Country Playhouse. Proud Equity Member.
BRENT M. KINCAID (Assistant Music Director) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Saturday Night Fever, Grease. Regional: Miss Saigon (Palace Theatre, NH), Cats (Palace Theatre, NH), Hairspray (Palace Theatre, NH), The Wedding Singer (Palace Theatre, NH), Caroline, or Change (Speakeasy Boston). Brent would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him through his many days of being away from home to pursue his love of musical theatre!
BRIAN J. SWASEY (Associate Producer) 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. Prior to coming to Ogunquit, he was the Managing Director for The New York Theatre Barn. NYC developmental projects have included: the rock musical The 12 and a new holiday musical entitled Tim and Scrooge. As 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 MaineStreet in
TIMOTHEY SULLIVAN (Production Manager) 2016 marks Tim’s third season with the Ogunquit Playhouse. Prior to joining the OP 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 and 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 and 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 excited to be returning for his tenth season as the Ogunquit 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 a 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 five years he split his seasons between Maine and Florida, working the same technical areas for the Orlando Shakespeare, but now stays with the Playhouse year-round. His wife Cheryl (Scenic Charge Artist at the Playhouse for nine seasons) has designed award-winning parade floats and designs many of the Children’s Theater shows. His "born-in-a trunk" 15 year 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 ninth season. After taking over as Resident Scenic Charge seven years ago, she has designed several Children's Theatre 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 Portland, Maine. 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 writer, have made the Seacoast their home year-round. Cheryl considers the staff at OP her family and hopes that her love and passion for theater is translated through the productions to all
BRADFORD T. KENNEY (Executive Artistic Director) is an artistic director, producer, stage and film director, and artist. Since joining the Ogunquit Playhouse in 2005, the Playhouse has tripled 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 Trophy, Regional Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre from the New England Theatre Conference, multiple IRNE Awards 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. Mr. Kenney’s film work includes the upcoming movie musical Buttons starring Dick Van Dyke, Jane Seymour, and Charles Shaughnessy. 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!, Andrea McArdle in Cabaret and Valerie Harper in Nice Work If You Can Get It. 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 and at 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,