Cast and Creative
BRADLEY DEAN (Claude Frollo) Ogunquit Playhouse Debut. Broadway: A Little Night Music, The Last Ship, Company, Doctor Zhivago, Spamalot, The Story of My Life, Evita, Jane Eyre, Man of La Mancha. Off-Broadway/NYC: A New Brain (City Center Encores), The Most Happy Fella (City Center Encores), Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), Walmartopia (Minetta Lane), The Fantasticks (Jerry Orbach Theater). Regional: Camelot (Goodspeed Opera House), A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter Theater), Falsettos (Barrington Stage), Funny Girl (North Shore Music Theater), Fly (Dallas Theater Center). Nat’l Tours: Evita, Spamalot. Int’l: The Rocky Horror Show. Up Next: Follies (St. Louis Rep.) and the Korean tour of Jekyll and Hyde.
F. MICHAEL HAYNIE (Quasimodo) First time OP’er. I'd like to take a moment to thank Michael, Ciara, Patrick, and the entire creative force behind this beautiful reimagining of Hunchback. It is an honor to perform such an incredible piece of theatre that was created by so many that I call friends. We would not be here without you. Oh, and here's the boring stuff... Broadway: Wicked, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off-Broadway: Carrie (MCC), Dogfight (2nd Stage), Jasper in Deadland. Film/TV: Peter Pan Live (NBC), Not Fade Away (Paramount), "Us & Them" (Fox), "Morons" (co-writer/creator). YouTube.com/SongsintheKeyofF. Thanks: Ms, D, JP, (M), Nicolosi & Co, FF&FA. @fmichaelhaynie
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTONE (Captain Phoebus de Martin) is thrilled to be back at Ogunquit Playhouse eating lobster and hiking the Marginal Way after playing Lt. Cable in their award-winning production of South Pacific (Best Actor Nom. Broadway World). Nat’l Broadway Tour Revivals: Evita (Magaldi), Lincoln Center’s Production of South Pacific (Lt. Cable; Thomas Hassinger). Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik, Lyric Opera San Diego), Dido & Aeneas (Aeneas, Mark Morris Dance Group), A Little Night Music (Mr. Lindquist, Boston Pops), Pirates of Penzance (Glimmerglass Opera), Mahagonny (Tanglewood). Concert: Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Toronto Symphony. TV: “All My Children,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Personal Justice,” “Watch What’s Happening LIVE." Love to all! Lighting is everything. For more: johnstonechristopher.com.
PAOLO MONTALBAN (Clopin Trouillefou) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: The King and I (Lun Tha), Cinderella (Prince Christopher). Broadway: Breakfast At Tiffany's, Pacific Overtures (Manjiro). Off-Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Eglamou, Shakespeare in the Park), The Romance of Magno Rubio. Regional: The King and I (The King of Siam, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Olney Theater), A Little Night Music (Count Carl Magnus, American Conservatory Theatre), The Orphan of Zhao (The Emperor, American Conservatory Theater and La Jolla Playhouse), and the reconceived The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Denver Center Theatre). Film: Just Wright, The Great Raid, The Adjustment Bureau. TV: Montalban is most recognized as the Prince in the multi culturally diverse “Cinderella” (ABC), series lead Kung Lao in the martial arts packed "Mortal Kombat: Conquest" (TNT), and guest star, recurring, and co-starring roles on "The Blacklist," "Madam Secretary," "Nurse Jackie," "Law & Order: SVU," and "One Life To Live." Twitter: @paolomontalban.
SYDNEY MORTON (Esmeralda) is so excited to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Original Broadway Casts: Memphis, Evita, Motown (Florence Ballard), American Psycho. Nat’l Tours: Flashdance (Alex), Jersey Boys (Francine, Chicago Company). Regional: High School Musical (Gabriella, Paper Mill Playhouse), The MUNY, PCLO. Film: The Intern, Service To Man, Love New York. TV: "Jessica Jones," "The Sound of Music Live" (NBC). Big thank yous to the Creative Team, everyone at BRS/Gage, Steve at 44 West Entertainment, Mom, Dad, Preston, and George. Sydney also creates online comedy content, which can be found at sydneymorton.com. Ps.59:16-17. Go Blue!
MATTHEW AMIRA (Jehan Frollo/Congregation) is thrilled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional: South Pacific (Asolo Repertory Theatre), She Loves Me (Stephen Kodaly, Infinity Theatre), Fiddler on The Roof (Avram, Goodspeed Opera House), The Most Happy Fella (Goodspeed Opera House), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik, Music Theatre of Wichita). New York City native. BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). All my love to my family, Lookers, Avalon Artists, and Kat!
BLAIR BEASLEY (Madam/Congregation) is very excited to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Off-Broadway: Urinetown: The Musical (Revival) (Little Becky Two Shoes, American Theater of Actors). Regional: Footloose (Wendy Jo, Eldorado Resort Casino). Other credits include: West Side Story (Anita), RENT (Seasons of Love Soloist). She would like to thank her beautiful family, friends and angels for all of their love and support. This is for you!
DANIEL BEEMAN (Congregation) is thrilled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional: The Diary of Anne Frank, Sunday in the Park with George, HAIR: Retrospection (Kansas City Rep); Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music (Kansas City Starlight); Les Miserables, Betty Blue Eyes, Mary Poppins (Music Theatre Wichita); Violet, A Little Night Music (Spinning Tree Theatre); Hands on a Hardbody (Unicorn Theatre). Competed twice at the World Irish Dancing Championships. Endless gratitude to family, friends, mentors, BRS/Gage, and the creative team for
MATTHEW CURIANO (Congregation) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse and returning to perform in Maine for the first time since getting his first professional job at the Boothbay Playhouse in 2012 in Boothbay Harbor, ME. Nat’l Tours: Ragtime (Tateh), Camelot (Clarius). Regional: Les Misérables (Thenardier, Woodstock Playhouse), South Pacific (Luther Billis, Jenny Wiley Theatre), Charlie Brown (Snoopy, Weston Playhouse), and countless productions of Fiddler on the Roof. Special thanks to About Artists Agency and the whole Ogunquit team. All my love to my family and friends, especially Dad, Mom, Jen, and Luke!
BRIAN DILLON (Congregation) is wicked happy to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut just north of home. Nat’l Tour: A Chorus Line (Mike/Swing) directed by Baayork Lee. Riverside Theatre: A Chorus Line (Swing) directed by Mitzi Hamilton. Int’l: Disney Cruise Line (Dance Captain/Swing/Choreographer). Proud Boston Conservatory alum. Thank you to The Price Group and all my loved ones. briandillon.net
JORDANA GROLNICK (Congregation, Dance Captain) is so thrilled to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut! Nat’l Tour: Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella (swing). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gloria, The Muny), Shrek (Wicked Witch, The Muny), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (ensemble, The Muny). Upcoming: Chasing Rainbows (ensemble, Goodspeed Opera House). BFA, University of Michigan. Many thanks to Anthony, the Judy Boals team, and my family – truly the crème de la crème.
CAITLIN HUMPHREYS (Congregation) is ecstatic to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse ringing the bells of Notre Dame. Nat’l Tours: Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble). Regional: PARADE (Los Angeles Ovation Nomination, Lucille, 3-D Theatricals), One Slight Hitch (Melanie, Greenbrier Valley Theatre), Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy, 3-D Theatricals). Thank you Mom and Dad. You are my rocks.
NATHANIEL IRVIN (Congregation) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Les Misérables (Marius, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), Merrily We Roll Along (Frank Jr., The Guthrie Theater), Godspell (Jesus, Northern Light Opera Company), Violet (Billie Dean, Theater Latté Da), Blood Brothers (Eddie, The Children's Theatre Company), Disney's High School Musical (Ensemble, The Children's Theatre Company). Nathaniel has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and Opera, the Sydney Opera House, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Houston Grand Opera. Thank you to DGRW, and especially to those who love and support me without fail!
COLLIN KESSLER (Lieutenant Frederic Charlus/Congregation) is thrilled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Les Miserables (Combeferre, North Shore Music Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Mr. Fezziwig, The Palace Theater, NH), The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis, The Palace Theater, WI), The 25th...Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear, Showboat Majestic). Collin would like to thank Dave Secor and his friends and family (especially his Baritone Brother, Matt Amira) for their unceasing love and support.
LEXI LYRIC (Congregation) is thrilled to return to Ogunquit Playhouse as a gypsy! Regional: premiere of Sister Act (OP, Gateway Playhouse); Sister Act (Fulton Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Rent (Wagon Wheel Theatre); How To Succeed… (Ensemble u/s Smitty/Krumholt) and Pal Joey (Terry u/s Vera Simpson) at Porchlight Music Theatre; The Kiss (Chicago Dramatists Theater); Xanadu (Kira), Shrek (Mama Bear/Dragon), Pirates of Penzance (Edith), Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear) at Summer Repertory Theater (CA). BFA in Musical Theatre from Chicago College of Performing Arts. Love and thanks to the Daniel Hoff Agency, Mom, Dad, Chaz, Nana, the Frus. SPREAD THE LOVE!
NEAL MAYER (King Louis XI /Saint Aphrodisius/Congregation) is very happy to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Broadway: Les Misérables. Nat’l Tours: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 101 Dalmatians (directed by Jerry Zaks). Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Bush is Bad (CD), Greed, Plaisir D’Amour. Regional: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (St. Aphrodisius, La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse and Studio Cast Recording), Oliver! (Fagin, Ivoryton Playhouse), Hairspray (Wilbur, Ivoryton Playhouse), Twelfth Night (Malvolio, Schoolhouse Theater), Memphis (Gordon Grant, North Shore), Animal Crackers (Jamison, Arena Stage). TV: “Blue Bloods,” “All My Children,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
DIEGO RIOS (Congregation) Originally from Mexico City, Diego is honored to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Int’l: Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus, Mexican Tour), Cyrano de Bergerac (D'artagnan, Mexico City). Off-Broadway: Godspell (Judas, The Gallery Players). Regional: The Civil War (John Beauregard, The Eagle Theatre), West Side Story (Indio, Westchester Broadway Theatre), Man of La Mancha (Tenorio, u/s Pedro Westchester Broadway Theatre). Proud AMDA graduate. Thank you Ogunquit Playhouse for this dream opportunity, Mom and Dad for always supporting me. For Taylor, Besos. IG @diegogalileo
MICHELLE ROMBOLA (Florika/Congregation) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Sister Act (Tina, Ensemble). Tour: Sister Act (Waitress/Ensemble, First Nat’l). Regional: Legally Blonde (Kate/ Chutney, The Muny), The Little Mermaid (Andrina, The Muny). Recording: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Studio Cast Recording (Choir). Proud Buffalo native and CCM graduate. Thank you to the Ogunquit team, B-A, and the entire creative team for this opportunity! Infinite love and thanks to my amazing family and my incredible husband, Patrick. For Lucas and Bella! Proud member of AEA.
EMMA SOHLBERG (Congregation) is thrilled to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Shrek (Fiona, Santa Rosa Rep), The Pirates of Penzance (Isabel, Santa Rosa Rep), Girl Crazy (Kate, Oregon Festival of American Music), Brigadoon (Oregon Festival of American Music). Recent University of Michigan Grad, BFA Musical Theatre. Eternal love to the Eugene clan. Always singing for Daddy. Go Blue! @emsohlberg
JAMES ZANNELLI (Father Dupin/ Official /Congregation) is thrilled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Tours: Les Miserables: The New 25th Anniversary Production (Bishop of Digne). Regional: Les Miserables (Zoni Award Winner, Javert, Phoenix Theatre), Les Miserables (Thenardier, Casa Mañana), Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas, PCLO), Chess (Molokov, North Carolina Theatre), Jekyll & Hyde (Simon Stride, North Carolina Theatre), Peter Pan (Captain Hook, Media Theatre). Thanks to Brian, Shaun and B.A. for inviting me to come and play at Ogunquit!
ALAN MENKEN (Music) Theatre: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horror, Real Life Funnies, Atina: Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Kicks, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Weird Romance, King David, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Bronx Tale. Film: Little Shop of Horrors; The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Life with Mikey, Home on the Range, Noel, Enchanted, Shaggy Dog, Tangled, and Mirror Mirror. TV: “Lincoln” (TV miniseries), “Galavant” (ABC-TV series). Songs: Rocky V; Home Alone 2 and Captain America. Awards: eight Oscars® (19 nominations); 11 Grammy Awards® (including Song of the Year); seven Golden Globes®, Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics, Olivier and London’s Evening Standard Awards. Honors: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Doctorates from New York University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Lyrics) is currently represented on Broadway by the music and lyrics for Wicked. He has also contributed music and/or lyrics to Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working (which he also adapted and directed), Rags, and Children of Eden. In addition to the Disney animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame, he collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the songs for Disney's Pocahontas and Enchanted. For children, he has written songs for two musicals, Captain Louie and Disney's My Son Pinocchio. Other credits include the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt, collaborating with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein’s Mass, and the title song for the play and movie Butterflies are Free. His first opera, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, was produced at Opera Santa Barbara and New York City Opera. A book about his career, Defying Gravity, has recently been released by Applause Books. Mr. Schwartz has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies.
PETER PARNELL (Book) most recently wrote the new book for the Broadway revival of Lerner and Lane’s On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Harry Connick Jr. and Jessie Mueller. His plays include Trumpery (Atlantic Theatre Company), QED starring Alan Alda (Mark Taper Forum, Vivian Beaumont, LCT), and a two-part stage adaptation of John Irving’s The Cider House Rules (Seattle Rep, Taper, Atlantic, American Theatre Critics Association Award). His other plays, Sorrows of Stephen, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, Romance Language, Hyde in Hollywood, Flaubert’s Latest, and An Imaginary Life, were first produced by the Public Theater and at Playwrights Horizons. For television, Parnell was a co-producer for “The West Wing” (two Emmy Award citations), and a producer for “The Guardian,” “Inconceivable,” and “Six Degrees.” His children’s book And Tango Makes Three, co-authored with Justin Richardson, was an American Library Association Notable Book, a Henry Bergh Award winner, and has either headed or been on the ALA’S Top Ten List of Most Banned Books from 2006-2012. Parnell has served on the Literary Award Committee of PEN, and has taught writing at Dartmouth, the New School, Columbia, the Yale School of Drama, and currently at NYU. He proudly serves as Vice President of The
SHAUN KERRISON (Director) Shaun most recently directed The Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing at the Royal Festival Hall in London; Kiss Me Kate for BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall (broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and televised on BBC2); and new productions of Mary Poppins and The Witches of Eastwick, both at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Also at OP he directed South Pacific (BroadwayWorld, IRNE Award noms, Best Director), U.S. regional premiere of Sunset Boulevard starring Stefanie Powers (BroadwayWorld, IRNE Award noms, Best Director), Les Miserables and My Fair Lady (IRNE Award nom, Best Director). Shaun directed the European premiere of Bonnie and Clyde with Olivier Award-winning choreographer Bill Deamer; the Scandinavian premiere of Shrek the Musical in Sweden; and Grimm a new musical from Berlin. In Dublin he directed a major concert staging of South Pacific, starring Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell and the legendary Maria Ewing, which was broadcast as a Christmas special on RTE in Ireland. Other work includes My Fair Lady for BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London; The Magic of Disney in Concert for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, an open-air concert for 100,000 people in Hyde Park; Dance Power at Drury Lane; Swedish premiere of Crazy For You for Varmland Opera; and Sunset Boulevard for Goteborg Opera. On Broadway, Shaun was the Resident Director of Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Associate Director for the Broadway revival of Les Miserables at the Broadhurst Theatre and he redirected the National Theatre’s production of My Fair Lady for its 50th Anniversary U.S. Nat’l Tour. In the UK, Shaun directed Super Alice Smith, a new musical for Perfect Pitch at the Trafalgar Studios in London. He was the Associate Director of Les Miserables (Palace Theatre London, UK Nat’l Tour); My Fair Lady (National Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, UK Tour); Martin Guerre (Prince Edward Theatre); Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy Theatre). He served as Resident Director of The Lion King at the Lyceum and assisted Trevor Nunn on Acorn Antiques the Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Shaun has directed Baby at Mountview, The Life at Guildford School of Acting and both Merrily We Roll Along and The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the RWCMD. Concert staging include Les Miserables in Tokyo, on the Japanese Tour and for a gala to celebrate 100 years of the Entente Cordiale at Windsor Castle for Queen Elizabeth and President Chirac, as well as Chelmsford Festival, Cardiff Castle and the Royal Albert Hall; Hey Mr. Producer! at the Lyceum Theatre; “The Hired Man;” “Cavalcade of Coward;” and many cabaret and concert performances in London, New York and nationally as both director and performer. He has toured internationally with the musical group “The WestEnders.” As an actor Shaun played the title role in Candide (Riverside Studios), Pirates of Penzance (London Palladium), Marry Me a Little (Water Rats), Chicago (Leicester Haymarket), Sweeney Todd (Oldham), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tokyo), and Les Miserables (Palace Theatre London.)
CONNOR GALLAGHER (Choreographer) is happy to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Connor recently received an Astaire Award for his work on The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout, Dir. Alex Timbers). Selected work includes the world-premiere stage adaptation of Tangled (Disney, dir. Gordon Greenberg), Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg's The Twelve (Denver Center), ...Spelling Bee (Bucks County), The Fabulous Lipitones (Goodspeed), Bunnicula (DR2), Fat Camp (NYMF, Best Choreography Award), Spidermusical (The Mint), Perez Hilton (Barrow Street), Lincoln Center, The York, Northern Stage, The Lortel, and numerous event for Broadway Cares. National campaigns: Glidden, Luxxotica, Hanky Panky as well as The Writers Guild Awards and the HIFA Festival in Zimbabwe. Associate: Into the Woods (Public Theatre.) As a performer: Carpet in Beauty and the Beast (Broadway). Connor will next choreograph the Broadway-bound musical FOUND for the Philadelphia Theatre Company and as a director, a new musical with Disney Creative Entertainment for fall of 2017. Connor is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
BRENT-ALAN HUFFMAN (Conductor/Music Director) returns to Ogunquit Playhouse having conducted last year’s Playhouse hit, Sister Act. B-A conducted the recent Billboard #1 cast recording of Hunchback of Notre Dame, and was Conductor/Music Director for the original US companies in 2014-15. Broadway: conducted Leap of Faith, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast; keyboards on The Lion King and Grease! (Tommy Tune revival.) Nat’l Tour: Conductor/Music Director for Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, and Beauty and the Beast. Music Supervisor for Annie (Mexico City) and Beauty and the Beast (Latin American Tour); Associate Music Supervisor for Hunchback of Notre Dame (US and Tokyo), Sister Act (São Paulo), and Beauty and the Beast (Mexico City); Production Music Coordinator for The Music Man with Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Broderick (ABC Television) and Associate Music Producer for A Christmas Carol starring Kelsey Grammer (NBC/Hallmark.) B-A’s singing voice is heard on the Disney movies Enchanted (2007), Tangled (2010), and the upcoming live-action film of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017).
ADAM KOCH (Scenic Design) Previously at Ogunquit Playhouse: Sister Act, Saturday Night Fever. Credits across the nation, including the landmark outdoor production of Carousel, The Sleepy Hollow Experience (Serenbe Playhouse); the original Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo Theatre); Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theater); Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (2008 Helen Hayes nomination), and See What I Wanna See (Signature Theatre); Dreamgirls, Big Fish, A Little Night Music, Tarzan, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, Call Me Madam, Big River (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Hairspray, Baskerville (Syracuse Stage); Bat Boy (1st Stage, 2015 Helen Hayes nomination); A Christmas Carol, Five Course Love, Sweeney Todd (Geva Theatre Center). Off-Broadway credits include: Rooms: A Rock Romance, Loaded, We the People, Pinkalicious, Freckleface Strawberry. Education: Carnegie Mellon University.
MARTHA BROMELMEIER (Costume Design) has designed costumes for hundreds of theatrical productions including The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Tom Hanks, the Shirley MacLaine and the Barbara Cook tributes. Martha recently designed the hit, Cagney. Other Off-Broadway credits include Menopause The Musical, Red Eye of Love, and The Gory Details. Additional New York credits: The New Victory Theatre, The Cocteau Rep, The Lucille Lortel Theatre, Primary Stages; and Naked Angels. Regional Credits: Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Bay Street Theatre, and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Martha has worked with leading ladies including Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Jessie Mueller, Laura Benanti, Laura Osnes, Patina Miller and Anna Kendrick. Martha has a BFA from Ohio Universities Honors Tutorial College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon in Costume Design. She is a member of USA 829. marthab.com
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 excited to return to Ogunquit for his eighth design with the Playhouse. OP: The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria, Nice Work..., Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, and Anything Goes. Broadway (as Associate Designer): All The Way, The Country House, and Sylvia. Off-Broadway Designs: For The Last Time, Long Story Short, The Underclassman, The Total Bent (Associate), Clinton The Musical (Associate), Jasper in Deadland (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, Merry-Go-Round, Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakes, the cabaret-cirque extravaganza Teatro ZinZanni, and Village Theatre. (HeardAudio.com)
APRIL SPAIN (Wig/Hair and Make-Up Design) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Anything Goes (Wig and Makeup Master), Let It Be (Wig and Makeup Master), White Christmas (Wig Assistant), Saturday Night Fever (Wig Assistant), Million Dollar Quartet (Wig Assistant). Regional: Aida (Wig/Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Fidelio (Wig/Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Cosi fan tutte (Wig/Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), The Battle of Legnano (Wig/Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Carousel (Wig/Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera), La Boheme (Wig/Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera), How to Succeed… (Wig/Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera), Man of La Mancha (Wig/Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera), A Christmas Carol (Hair/Makeup Artist, American Conservatory Theater), Die Fledermaus (Hair/Makeup Artist, Opera San Jose), Il Trovatore (Hair/Makeup Artist, Opera San Jose). Nat’l Tour: Rock of Ages (Local Wig Crew, San Jose Performing Arts Center), Shrek (Local Wig Crew, San Jose Performing Arts Center).
WENDELL SCOTT PURRINGTON (Chorus Master) has been busy following his retirement as Music Department Chair for the Portsmouth Schools where he conducted the high school and middle school choirs and served as musical director for dozens of musicals. He earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory, conducted many festival choirs throughout New England, and was musical director for six productions at Prescott Park Arts Festival. He co-directs the Fourth Street Jazz Choir in Dover and is the Director of Music Ministries at York First Parish Church. This year is the twenty-third year of Wendell’s leadership as conductor of Seacoast Community Chorus. He has led the chorus on four concert tours to Europe, and looks forward to SCC’s trip to Scandinavia next summer. Wendell is thrilled to be a part of this remarkable production of Hunchback! “Love always wins.”
KRISHAN OBEROI (Chorus Manager) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Recent credits include: Lucio Silla (Odyssey Opera, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master), Le Cid (Odyssey Opera, Chorus Master), San Diego Symphony Summer Pops 2012-present (Chorus Master), Snakeskin (La Jolla Playhouse, Composer and Conductor), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse, Choir Master). Krishan is the founding Artistic Director of SACRA/PROFANA, a California-based chorus who will perform the live soundtrack to the red carpet premiere of Star Trek Beyond in July 2016.
KIRSTEN SHETLER (Chorus Manager) is excited to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. She is the Founding Director of the South Shore Children’s Chorus, the former Artistic Director of Voices Boston, and the former Director of the San Diego Children’s Choir (Intermediate Level). Other credits include: La Finta Giardiniera (Director), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse, Assistant Choir Master). Film: Beauty and the Beast (Choral Ensemble). Awards include: First Place Winner, Adult Division (International Piano Composition Contest), Southwestern Division Winner (Music Teacher’s National Association Composition Competition).
JACOB GRIGOLIA-ROSENBAUM (Fight Director) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Past work includes Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (dir. Alex Timbers), Peter and the Starcatcher (A. Timbers, Roger Reese), Cyrano de Bergerac (Jamie Lloyd), On the Twentieth Century (Scott Ellis). Off-Broadway: Robber Bridegroom, Here Lies Love, Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody (all A. Timbers); The Whale, Pocatello, London Wall (all Davis McCallum); Sailorman (Best Play, FringeNY, Peter J. Cook), The Buccaneer (self). Regional: Othello (Old Globe, Barry Edelstein), Robin Hood (Williamstown, Stella Powell-Jones), Three Musketeers (CFS, Ellen Lieberman). Film: Dark Was the Night (Jack Heller, Calibre/Image). TV: "Peter Pan Live" (Rob Ashford, NBC/Universal). AB from Yale; thanks to AB&J at the 411.
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!
KAREN PARLATO (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to return for her fifth production with Ogunquit Playhouse. Previous: Mary Poppins (at The Music Hall), Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet and White Christmas. Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway she has most recently been PSM for Len Cariou's one-man show Broadway and the Bard, and for Charles Busch's Cleopatra. Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical, Triassic Parq; Revolution in the Elbow..., The Fantasticks, and Frankenstein. Other stock favorites include Crazy for You; Carousel starring Shirley Jones; Into the Woods and Hello, Dolly! starring Rachel York; Annie starring Sally Struthers; Hairspray; and Beauty and the Beast, which she's looking forward to revisiting at The Music Hall later this year. Twitter: @HeadsetChatter. headsetchatter.com
DANIEL EVERETT (Assistant Stage Manager) saw his first production at the Ogunquit Playhouse at the age of eleven. Ogunquit Playhouse: White Christmas, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Grease, Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Off-Broadway: Culture Project, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre. Regional: North Carolina Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, West Virginia Public Theatre, Gateway Playhouse. Special thanks to his family for all
JEFFREY CAMPOS (Associate Music Director) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Saturday Night Fever, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Victor/Victoria, The Witches of Eastwick, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Joseph…Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Summer of Love, Sunset Boulevard. Nat’l Tours: Jekyll & Hyde, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma, Annie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Regional: The Prima Donnettes, Too Darn Hot (Florida Studio Theatre), Mame (Cohoes). NYC: A Stoop on Orchard Street (Off-Broadway); 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.
STEVEN ROYAL (Associate Scenic Design) has collaborated with Adam Koch on over 30 musicals, plays and live events including Miss Saigon (Signature Theatre), Carousel (Serenbe Playhouse) and Hairspray (Syracuse Stage). Other design credits include: Gross Indecency (directed by Moises Kaufman), Saving Kitty (starring Jennifer Coolidge), Broadway Bares 25 (directed by Jerry Mitchell), Lincoln Center Originals (directed by Lonny Price and Matt Cowart) and 12 Days of Christmas (Adventure Theatre, world premiere). Steven is the recipient of the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for Bat Boy: The Musical in Washington, D.C.
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,
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