Cast and Creative
JARROD EMICK (Tick/Mitzi) is a Tony Award, Drama Desk and Theatre World Award winner for his role Joe Hardy in the 1994 Broadway revival of Damn Yankees. Original cast Broadway productions: The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre, West End premiere); Rocky Horror Show; The Boy from Oz opposite Hugh Jackman; and Ring of Fire, also featuring Grammy-winning artist Lari White. Broadway debut: Miss Saigon. Broadway cast recordings: Damn Yankees, Rocky Horror Show, The Boy from Oz and Ring of Fire. Regional: Zelda (world premiere); Drift (world premiere), Next to Normal, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Bus Stop, Picnic, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Contact, Gods of Autumn, Hands on a Hard Body and The Sound of Music. Nat’l Tour: Miss Saigon (opened in Chicago), Les Miserables (3rd Natl. Marius Co). Jarrod most recently appeared as Jigger in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel starring Steven Pasquale and Laura Osnes under the direction of Rob Ashford. He last worked with Mr. Ashford, as Sheriff Braverman on Leap of Faith at the Ahmanson Theatre for Center Theatre Group in LA starring Brooke Shields and Raul Esparza. He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife and son.
MATTHEW MARKS (Adam/Felicia) is delighted to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha). Broadway: The Book of Mormon, West Side Story (revival). Nat’l Tour: Fiddler on the Roof starring Harvey Fierstein (Fyedka). Regional: The Little Mermaid (Flotsam, NC Theatre). Matthew just graduated from a two-year Meisner intensive at The William Esper Studio. Thanks to Avalon Artists Group, and constant love and support from Robert, family, and friends!
WILLIAM SELBY (Bernadette) arrives in Ogunquit after a pleasurable run of this production of Priscilla at the Gateway Playhouse on Long Island. He also played four months of the comedy revue Laughing Matters, Vol. 5 this year at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. Off-Broadway: many editions of Forbidden Broadway, The Daring Duo, Nerds, Forbidden Hollywood, Juba, The Apple Tree. NY Workshop: Finding Nemo (Disney). Regional: South Pacific (2015 Broadway World and Connecticut Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor as Luther Billis, Ivoryton Playhouse, CT); Barrymore (Prompter, Bristol Riverside, PA), The Presidents (with Rich Little, Cherry County Playhouse, MI), Hot n’ Cole (Olney Theatre, MD; Saratoga, NY), All Night Strut (Chiswick Theatre, MA). He has starred in seven productions of Forbidden Broadway across the country, and has directed 18 of them, including the 2012 Ovation Award Best Musical winner (Long Beach, CA). For you, Eden Lane.
LISA HELMI JOHANSON (Cynthia/Diva) is happy to be shakin' her groove thing here at Ogunquit Playhouse! Up next she will be hitting the road with the Nat’l Tour of Into the Woods as Little Red and Rapunzel. Tour: Avenue Q. Select New York: Avenue Q, Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater), Three Sisters (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Rescue Rue (Rue, Signature Theater). Workshops: August Rush (Dir. John Doyle). Select Regional: Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse & 5th Avenue Theatre), 4,000 Miles (St. Louis Repertory, BroadwayWorld nomination), Taming of the Shrew (Virginia Stage Company), ...Spelling Bee (MGR Playhouse). Gratitude to the whole creative team, Harden-Curtis, and the one who's always on my mind, Jake. Micah 6:8. www.LisaHelmiJohanson.com @lisahelmi
MITCH POULOS (Bob) is elated to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: All Shook Up (Jim, Natalie’s Dad). 1st Nat’l Tour: Billy Elliot (Big Davey, u/s & performed Dad & George). Regional: All My Sons (Joe Keller, Theatre Raleigh, NC), Breaking Legs (Tino, Gretna Theatre, PA), A Steady Rain (Joey, The Fulton Theatre, PA) Damn Yankees (Joe Boyd, Forestburgh Playhouse, NY). Film: Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (Bob), Tango Shalom (Borah). TV: “Criminal Minds,” “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “30 Rock,” “The Mentalist,” “Perception,” and various soaps, commercials and voice-overs. More credits at mitchpoulos.com. Thanks to my reps at The Mine and Aspire Talent Management. Ogunquit audiences are amazing!
COLEEN SEXTON (Marion/Diva) is thrilled to return to Ogunquit Playhouse where she played Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde! Broadway debut: Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy, filmed live opposite David Hasselhoff.) Off-Broadway: Forever Dusty (Dusty Springfield). Nat’l Tour: Wicked (Elphaba), Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), Chicago. Other favorite roles: Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Mamma Mia! (Donna), Chess (Florence), Joseph… (Narrator), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdelene). TV: “Law and Order,” “Third Watch,” “As the World Turns,” and “Guiding Light.” Much thanks and love to her agent Lisa Price at The Price Group!
DEBRA WALTON (Shirley/Diva) Broadway and Off-Broadway: The Pajama Game, Storyville!, The Bubbly Black Girl, Cookin’ at the Cooker: The Life and Times of Alberta Hunter, in which she created award-winning roles earning a Drama Desk nomination and a Barrymore Award! Debra recently made her prime time debut on “Blue Bloods.” Nat’l Tour: South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, playing multiple roles including Mama Morton! For more fun facts check out debrawalton.com
VINNY CELEIRO (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional credits: Priscilla (Ensemble, Gateway) A Chorus Line (Paul, The Ritz), CATS (Swing, New Candlelight), La Cage Aux Folles (Cagelle, FIPAP). BFA in Musical Theatre. Thank you and love to Mom, Dad, Tampa, Philly and Drag
Families, JC William Agency, and my manager, Susan Campochiaro Confrey/CBU Management Inc., for her love and commitment.
JON COOPER (Farrah/Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Tour: Apassionata. Regional: Oklahoma! (Trinity Rep, dir. Richard Jenkins); Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof (Stages St. Louis); Crazy For You, George M!, Evita (Theater-By-The-Sea); Fiddler on the Roof (Virginia Rep). Film: Girl Most Likely with Kristen Wiig. Choreography: The Tempest (Classic Stage Company), Spoon River Anthology (Columbia University). Skidmore College Alum. Love to my family, friends, and beloved husband Matthew.
MALLORY DAVIS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse on the glitter bus with this fabulous cast! OP at the Music Hall: White Christmas. Regional: The Will Rogers Follies (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical. Proud member of Cats Paying Dues, a tap company directed by Andrew Nemr. Training: BPA Dance Performance, Oklahoma City University. Huge thanks to the Cast, Crew, and Creatives! Love to Mom, Dad, and Logan!
NICOLAS DE LA VEGA (Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Nat’l Tour: Saturday Night Fever (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Ensemble). Additional Credits: Ballet Next (Soloist), Los Angeles Ballet (Corps de Ballet), North Carolina Dance Theatre (Corps de Ballet). Many thanks to MSA Agency and much love to my friends and family for all of their support!
MARK DICONZO (Frank/Ensemble/Dance Captain) Originally from Portland, Maine, and residing in NYC, Mark is pleased to be returning to Ogunquit after last being here for the award-winning production of Chicago. He was recently a co-star on “Person of Interest” and “Elementary” on CBS, and starred in, choreographed, and produced the original movie musical How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song. Recent: Bonus Army (MacArthur/Choreographer, Off-Broadway); Lerner and Loewe Concert (soloist alongside Kelly O’Hara, Carnegie Hall); Benjamin Button The Musical (Zander/Sergeant, York Theatre); South Pacific (Stewpot, Riverside Theatre); Billy Elliot (Scab/Ensemble, Maltz Jupiter); Chicago (Billy Flynn, Royal Caribbean); Saturday Night Fever (Monty/Frank Sr./1st cast, Royal Caribbean); Les Miserables (Javert), Miss Saigon (Engineer). Nat’l Tour: The Producers. Thanks to his family for their constant support and to the creative team for a ticket to ride this amazing bus! www.markdiconzo.com
DARIUS HARPER (Miss Understanding/Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Nat’l Tours: Kinky Boots (Lola), The Book of Mormon (Bank of America Theatre, Chicago Ensemble). Regional: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Adrian, Arkansas Repertory Theatre), After Midnight (The Host, Norwegian Cruiseline), Big Band Beat (Tokyo Disney Resort), Lion King (Vocalist, Disney Cruiseline). A proud member of Actors' Equity Association, many thanks to Gateway and Ogunquit Playhouse for the opportunity!! LOVE to Clear Talent Group and Joe Flowers Management! Follow him on social media @DariusHarius (Instagram and Twitter).
EMILY GRACE KERSEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Ogunquit Playhouse and to be joining this fabulous company! Nat’l Tour: Bullets Over Broadway (1st Nat’l); Flashdance: The Musical (Gloria u/s). Regional: Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit/Gateway Playhouses), A Chorus Line (Riverside Theatre), The Producers (Palace Theatre). BFA from The University of the Arts. Huge thanks to the cast, crew, and creative team. Shout out to the Boys at Hoff! Endless love to my family!
BROOKE MARTINO (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut! Nat’l Tour: A Christmas Story (dance captain/swing). Regional: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Pippi, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse) 42nd Street (asst. dance captain, u/s Annie, The Wick), A Chorus Line (Sheila), Hairspray (Penny), Grease (Rizzo), Tick, Tick, BOOM! (Susan), RENT (dance captain), The Who's Tommy, and Footloose. A big thank you to my friends and family for their endless love and support. A special shout out to this amazing team: cast, crew, and creatives. Love
ALEX NORDIN (Young Bernadette/Ensemble) is honored to be strutting onto the glitter bus here at Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Chicago (Aaron). Favorite performance highlights include: Chicago (Phoenix Theatre/Reagle Music Theatre), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (TUTS), Oklahoma! (Will Parker, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra), Hello, Dolly! (starring Sally Struthers), Seven Brides…(Daniel, Alhambra Theatre), West Side Story (A-rab, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra), White Christmas, Crazy for You, The Rocky Horror Show, and Hermès of Paris. Love and immense gratitude to the entire Priscilla team at Ogunquit and Gateway, DDO Artists Agency, JK, and the most wonderful family and friends! @AlexLNordin
ANDREW NORLEN (Ensemble) is beyond excited to be a part of this production! Regional: Only Anne (William Elliot, Goodspeed Opera House dir. Amy Corcoran), West Side Story (Opera North dir. Evan Pappas), and Aida (Fiddlehead Theatre Company). A recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory with his BFA, Norlen plans to move to NYC this fall. He thanks his parents, family, and friends and dedicates his performance to James Javore, 1-4-3. Deuteronomy 31:6. AndrewNorlen.com
MARTAVIUS PARRISH (Jimmy/Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut! He is a recent graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s Master of Music Program in Vocal Performance. Previous favorite credits include Hairspray (Thad), The Grand Hotel (Jimmy Brother) and Kiss Me Kate (Gremio) at NYU as well as Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) and Aida (Mereb) at Duke University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science In Neuroscience. Endless thanks to my incredible parents, my astonishing friends and this talented cast for their unending support.
ADAM RENNIE (Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Nat’l Tour: Flashdance (Nick). Australian: Love Never Dies (Really Useful), The Producers (TPC), Crazy For You (TPC), Prodigal (Bryant&Frank), Once We Lived Here (Bryant&Frank). International: Jekyll & Hyde (TML). Regional: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Hilton Head). I love getting to return home to Sydney in this beautiful show. For my friends who've become family and my family who let me fly across the globe, thank you!
STEPHAN ELLIOTT (Book) is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His best-known film internationally is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). He began his career as an assistant director working in the boom of the Australian film industry of the 1980s. His first two feature films, Frauds and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, were produced by Rebel Penfold-Russell’s Australian production company Latent Image Productions. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was officially selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Prix du public as well as an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, among numerous other accolades. His film Easy Virtue, written with co-writer Sheridan Jobbins, is based on the Noël Coward play of the same name. It stars Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jessica Biel and Ben Barnes. It was produced by Barnaby Thompson for Ealing Studios in the UK, and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on 8 September 2008. It has also screened in the Rio Film Festival, Rome Film Festival and London Film Festival to great acclaim. His next film, A Few Best Men, starring Xavier Samuel and Olivia Newton-John was released in 2012.
ALLAN SCOTT (Book) Allan Scott is a Scottish screenwriter and producer, nominated for BAFTA’s Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film and a Genie Award for his 1997 film Regeneration. He has won the Edgar Award (1976) and Writers’ Guild Award (1978). He was born in Elgin, Moray, and educated at Gordonstoun School and McGill University, Montreal, where he obtained a BA in English Literature. He was appointed a Governor of The British Film Institute in 1992 and served that Board for some six years. He is also a former Chairman of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, thus perhaps the only person ever to chair a trades union and a Stock Exchange company at the same time. He was Executive Producer of the thriller Shallow Grave (1992.) He also wrote and produced the BAFTA-nominated film, Regeneration (1997) as well as The Fourth Angel (2001.) He has written or co-written more than a dozen films, including The Awakening (with Chris Bryant, 1980) and five films directed by Nicolas Roeg. Scott was co-writer and script consultant on the Norwegian film Kon-Tiki (2012), which was nominated for an Oscar in 2013 in the foreign language category.
DAVID RUTTURA (Director) Broadway: School of Rock (Associate/Resident Director); Spider-Man, Follies, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, A Man for All Seasons, all as Associate Director. Nat’l Tour: Phantom. Directing credits: White Christmas (Gateway Playhouse), Hot Mess in Manhattan (Araca Project), Electra in a One-Piece (Good Company/The Wild Project), He Who Laughs: Live by Isaac Oliver (Ars Nova), Moustache Guys by Mike Lew (Second Generation), Koberet (Joe’s Pub), Red, White and Purple (Ensemble Studio Theater). Film credits: web series Dick Punch, stalkTALK. Regional: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Jews
GERRY MCINTYRE (Choreographer) returns to OP after choreographing 9 to 5 The Musical and directing/ choreographing Chicago (BroadwayWorld Award). Director/Choreographer Credits: Once On This Island at Martin Beck Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatreworks (TBA AWARD, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Choreography), and La Mirada (Drama Logue Award for Best Director/Choreographer, Robby Award for Best Director, Ovation nomination Best Choreographer); Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Chicago at Reagle Players; Soon Of The Mornin’ at Lions Theatre; Dreamgirls National Tour; Joseph... starring Diana DeGarmo and Anthony Fedorov at Lyric Theatre. Choreographer Credits: One Man Two Guvnors at Berkeley Rep and Pioneer Theatre; My Fair Lady, A Saint She Ain’t, Tommy, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma, and Side By Side By Sondhiem at Berkshire Theatre Festival; Candide, Legally Blonde, Urinetown, and Hairspray (Connecticut Critics Circle Award) at Connecticut Rep; Soul Doctor at La Petite, Florida Tour; Sammy and Me at Alliance Theatre and Planet Hollywood Las Vegas; Laura Comstock Dog Punching Bag (LA Weekly Nomination); Spamilton at Triade Theatre; Forbidden Vegas at Weston Hotel; “Rosie O’Donnell Show;” “Designing Women;” “Major Dad;” and “Golden Palace.” Gerry is the Director/Choreographer in the documentary After The Storm. gerrymcintyre.net
MICHAEL MCASSEY (Music Director) conducted and music directed the Broadway National Tours of Avenue Q and Titanic: The Musical, and toured with Donny Osmond playing piano for Livent's Joseph…Dreamcoat. Based in NYC, he has music directed at Westchester Broadway, Theater Barn and Cohoes Music Hall in NY; Atlantic City Hilton, Bickford and Surflight Theatres in NJ; Arizona Broadway Theatre in Phoenix; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in Hilton Head; Florida Rep; and five years at The Crystal Palace in Aspen, CO. Select credits: Chicago, Man of LaMancha, The Will Rogers Follies (all starring John Davidson); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, White Christmas, I Do! I Do!, Ragtime, Mack and Mabel, Sunset Boulevard, Gypsy, Violet, Smokey Joe’s Café. He appeared with Barbara Cook and Patti LuPone in Paris and toured with Ms. LuPone in her nightclub act, The Argentina Turner Revue. As an actor he was featured on Broadway in Late Nite Comic, numerous Off-Broadway shows, Nat’l Tours and regional productions including The Producers (Max), Gypsy (Herbie) and Hairspray (Edna). A proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1977, he is a winner and three-time nominee of New York City's MAC Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist, and numerous other awards in cabaret. Please visit
STANLEY A. MEYER (Scenic Design) World Premieres: Beauty and the Beast (Broadway); Aida (Alliance Theatre); Treasure Island (Arkansas Rep.). American Premieres: From Here to Eternity, Saturday Night Fever (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival). Southeast Asia Tour: Barbie Live! Select credits: The Nutcracker (Lone Star Ballet); The Steve Miller Band; Alice Cooper; Cyndi Lauper; Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus; Disney on Ice; Disney Live!; and a plethora of stage shows, spectaculars and parades for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan and Orlando, all three SeaWorld Parks, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Tampa. The League of American Theatres and Producers, National Broadway Award; Drama-Logue Awards; 10 awards including Sweepstakes for his design work with Fiesta Parade Floats for The Tournament of Roses Parade. Nominations: American Theatre Wing Award; New York Outer Critics Circle Award; Los Angeles Ovation Award. Representation: The Michael Moore Agency.
JASON M. CURTIS (Scenic Design) is honored to be working with Ogunquit for the first time! Scenic Artist: 2002-2003 Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati. Charge Artist: 3dx Scenic Studio 2005-2012; Treasure Island - A New Musical (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Nutcracker (Lone Star Ballet); Norwegian Cruise Lines; Domestic Tour Beauty and the Beast, 2008. Assistant Designer: Int’l Tour of Beauty and the Beast, 2014; Alice Cooper – World Tour. Associate Designer: Steve Miller Band 2013; Shamu Light Up the Night 2014 (all three Sea World Parks); 2015 American Premiere of Saturday Night Fever, 2016 U.S Premiere of From Here To Eternity, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. Resident Designer: 2009-current Kings Island Musical Reviews; Kings Island Halloween Haunt. BFA University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Thank you Stan, my mentor, my inspiration, my friend.
TIM CHAPPEL (Costume Design) Tim won an Academy Award (Oscar), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award and Australian Film Institute award (AFI) for his costume design for the feature film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He revisited this work in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical which has been performed in Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, Canada, London, USA, Italy and Brazil. The Australian version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical won the 2007 Helpmann Award for Costume Design and the 2008 Green Room Award for Best Costume. While the international productions have won him the 2010 Laurence Oliver Award for Best Costume, the 2011 Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Musical, the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Play or Musical, the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design as well as the 2010 BroadwayWorld.com Toronto Award for Best Original Costume Design. After the success of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Tim spent many years designing for feature films, TV and music video clips in the USA. Feature film credits include; Today You Die, Lovewrecked, Miss Congeniality, Into the Sun, Red Riding Hood, Mojave Moon, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers amongst others. For TV his credits include: “V.I.P,” “High Society,” and “Kathy and Mo,” as well as a number of music video clips for popular artists such as Missy Elliot, Cher and Matchbox 20. Since returning to Australia Tim designed for the encore presentation of The Sapphires produced by Black Swan Theatre Company and Company B, consulted for a children’s TV series and lectured costume design at The Australian Film Television and Radio School. Tim designed costumes for PJ Hogan’s latest film Mental earning him a Best Costume Design nomination for the ACCTA awards. He also designed for the TV series "I Will Survive" for Channel 10 and Fremantle Media Australia, which aired in 2012. Tim designs can be seen on Australia’s celebrities including Christine Anu for her Rewind show (2012), Casey Donovan for The Deadlys (2012) and Trevor Ashley for Diamonds Are For Trevor as part of the Mardi Gras Festival (2012). In 2013, Tim designed the costumes for Gail Edwards’ production of Gypsy with The Production Company starring Caroline O’Connor.
LIZZY GARDINER (Costume Design) was born in a small outback town and remained there until she was sent to boarding school for six years. After that she went onto live in Italy and studied fashion and costume design for three years at the Accademia Italiana Arte Moda Design. She returned to Australia and began working in film. At the ripe old age of 25 she and her design partner Tim Chappel won the British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA), the Australian Film Industry Award (AFI) and the Academy Award (Oscar) for her costumes on Stephan Elliott’s The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. For the Academy Awards ceremony, Lizzy designed and wore a dress made completely out of American Express Gold Cards, which has been exhibited across the globe and has become an iconic piece of Oscar history. She has enjoyed a long and successful career in filmmaking around the world. Her work on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical has garnered the Helpmann Award, the Green Room Award, the Olivier Award and the Tony Award for best Costume Design.
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
DON HANNA (Sound Design) Regional sound design: Billy Elliot (North Shore Music Theater); regional premieres of Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, Young Frankenstein, all for Ogunquit Playhouse/Gateway Playhouse. Nat’l Tour: Million Dollar Quartet (2016 tour, Head Audio), Smokey Joe’s Café (20th Anniversary Tour, Head Audio). Huge thank you to my friends, family and Bethany for their love and continual support.
APRIL SPAIN (Wig/Hair and Make-Up Design) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Hunchback of Notre Dame, 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).
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!.
JOSHUA PILOTE (Production Stage Manager) OP: Victor/Victoria, Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers, Joseph… Broadway/Tours: The Bridges of Madison County, Dirty Dancing, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Other Desert Cities, RENT, Wicked. Off-Broadway: Angels in America (Signature); Forbidden Broadway, Frankenstein, I Love You… Now Change!, Little Me (City Centre Encores!); Other: The Little Mermaid (T.U.T.S); Stagger Lee, Colossal (Dallas Theater Center); Blue Man Group, Shakespeare in the Park (Public Theater); Roundabout. Regional: American Players Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Thanks to OP Production Team, and the Kingston family. B.A.: The College of Idaho. Proud AEA Member. Follow his adventures on Instagram: co_pilote
DANIEL EVERETT (Assistant Stage Manager) saw his first production at the Ogunquit Playhouse at the age of eleven. Ogunquit Playhouse: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 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
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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