Cast & Creative
DAVID ELDER (Bob Wallace) is very pleased to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Curtains (Bobby Pepper, Al Hirschfeld Theater), 42nd Street Revival (Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award Noms, Billy Lawlor, The Ford Center), Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun/ Lucentio, Al Hirschfeld Theater), Titanic, the Musical (Frederick Fleet, the Lookout, Lunt Fontaine Theater), Once Upon A Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sir Harry us, Broadhurst Theater), Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis (Bomber on Broadway, Joe Hardy on the National Tour, Marriott Marquis Theater), Beauty and the Beast (Salt, Beast u/s, The Palace Theater), Guys and Dolls starring Nathan Lane and Faith Prince (Guy, Crapshoot specialty, Martin Beck Theater). Film/TV: Across the Universe (Julie Taymor dir.), Cradle Will Rock (Tim Robbins dir.), Jeffrey (Christopher Ashley dir.), and Guiding Light. David is proud to direct and star in Broadway Comes to Greeneville (TN) each spring to benefit the Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, TN. Merry Christmas!!!
KATE LOPREST (Betty Haynes) Kate got her Christmas wish to be back at OP with this incredible cast and crew after playing Betty in White Christmas in 2015. Broadway: First Date (Allison, OBC), Hairspray (Amber), Xanadu, Wonderland, Drowsy Chaperone. Tour: Wicked (Glinda u/s, Chicago), Little House on the Prairie (Nellie Oleson). Recent: Company (Susan, Barrington Stage Company), Bright Star (Lucy, Old Globe), Aida (Amneris, Music Theatre Wichita), Showboat (Ellie, Washington National and Dallas Opera). TV: Boardwalk Empire (Corrine), I Love You…But I Lied, Running Wilde. Many thanks to Brad and Anthony! Kate is the host and creator of Living Small TV. Please adopt, don’t shop this holiday season! KateLoprest.com. GO BLUE
JACOB ben WIDMAR (Phil Davis) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway/ NYC: New York Spectacular (Mad Hatter) directed/ choreographed by Emmy winner Mia Michaels, Book of Mormon (u/s Elder McKinley); Xanadu (u/s Whoopi Goldberg), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (u/s Mike Nulty), No, No, Nanette (Encores!). Regional: 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor, North Shore Music Theatre) and recently originated the role of Will Scarlett in Douglas Carter Beane’s broadway bound musical Hood. Originated the role of Bobby Sherin in Mrs Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Tony® and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine. Other credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Sacramento Music Circus and originating the role of Teddy in Dancing in the Dark at Old Globe Theatre. Original White Christmas companies of Los Angeles, Detroit, and Broadway. Thanks to BBR and Barclay! Love to Chad!
VANESSA SONON (Judy Haynes) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse and the role of Judy in White Christmas. Broadway: Anything Goes, Erma (u/s), Spamalot, Lady of the Lake (u/s), 42nd St, Peggy Sawyer (u/s). First National Tours: Anything Goes, Erma, Spamalot, 42nd St, and Anytime Annie. One of her favorite regional roles played is Judy in White Christmas, where she’s been seen in productions all over the country. Recently she was seen as Woman #2 in My Way, A Frank Sinatra Review, Ivoryton Playhouse. Other Regional: Polly Baker in Crazy for You, Val in A Chorus Line, Cassie (us), Dee Lee in Smokey Joe’s Caf., Gertie Cummings in Oklahoma and Ginger Rogers in Backwards in High Heels. Vanessa thanks her family and friends for their constant love and support. Many thanks to Mamma Kelli and the Ogunquit Playhouse, for the opportunity to come back to this wonderful Ogunquit and White Christmas family!
SALLY STRUTHERS (Martha Watson) is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner for her performance in the groundbreaking TV series All in the Family. She starred in the Fox television series to 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 Netfl ix’s four movie limited revival, which premiered in the Fall of 2016. She recently guest starred in the acclaimed IFC comedy series Maron. 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 costarred in two legendary motion pictures in the 70s: Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. Sally’s fi rst two Broadway forays were in Wally’s Caf. 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 National 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, TO , Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Witches of Eastwick, and Nice Work if You Can Get It. For thirty-fi ve years, Sally worked to help the hungry and uneducated children everywhere, and visited these children in many developing countries.
BUNNY BALDWIN (Susan) is thrilled to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tour: Annie (“Molly” Dir-Martin Charnin) New England Cast: Kenny Rogers Christmas (“Featured Child” with Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis) Regional: Les Mis.rables (“Young Cosette” Theater at The Mount), Print: Cover of Revolution Dance Catalog. Bunny trains at The Dance Center in Winchendon, MA where she has won many high score and overall awards and National Titles with their competition teams. She is a two-stripe green belt in Tae Kwon Do. Bunny wishes to thank the amazing team at OP for giving her this wonderful opportunity. This one is for you, Grammy! bunnybaldwin.com
STEVE BRADY (General Henry Waverly) is very happy to be back at Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Anything Goes (Mr. Whitney), Nice Work if You Can Get It (Senator Evergreen). Broadway: Inherit The Wind. Off -Broadway: Bill W. and Dr. Bob (Dr. Bob), Soho Playhouse, The Power of Darkness (Akim), The Mint, Poor Beast in the Rain (Steven), Irish Arts Center, A Dangerous Personality (Rev. Bingham), Perry Street Theatricals. National Tour: The Exonerated (Gary Gauger). International Tour: West Side Story (Doc). Germany Tour: A Christmas Carol (Scrooge). Regional: The Christians (Elder Jay), Denver Center, Outside Mullingar (Tony), TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Freud’s Last Session (Freud), Riverside Theatre, and many, many more. For my Dad, a World War II veteran and very good man. ¬
BRITTANY CATTARUZZA (Ensemble) is delighted to return to Ogunquit Playhouse for White Christmas. Favorite credits: White Christmas (Ogunquit Playhouse, Jenny Wiley Theatre), 42nd Street (National Tour, North Shore Music Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Woodstock Playhouse), and Will Rogers Follies (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre). Much love to Kelli, friends, family, and Tommy. Follow her adventures: @BrittCatt and BrittanyCattaruzza.com
MALLORY DAVIS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Ogunquit for the third time!! OP: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas round #1!! National Tour: 42nd Street (Lorraine) Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Training: Oklahoma City University. Huge thank you to the cast, crew, and creatives! Thanks to Miss Kelli B for a tap-tastic few months!! Love to Mom, Dad, and Logan. Jing Jing Jing!!!!
KAHLIA DAVIS (Rita/Ensemble) is ecstatic to make her debut at Ogunquit Playhouse! Born and raised in Melbourne Australia, and a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Favourite credits include the 42nd Street US National Tour (Anytime Annie), Mamma Mia! (Arts Center Coastal Carolina, Lisa), 42nd Street (NSMT, Phyllis), Seussical (Aus. Gertrude McFuzz), and West Side Story (Aus. Rosalia). Endless love and gratitude to the most supportive family and friends, Kelli, and the Ogunquit team. @kahlyd Kahlia.net KEVIN FARLEY (Ezekiel Foster) has appeared at The Music Hall with jazz vocal/tap dance trio Suite:Feet, traditional Irish music legends Cherish the Ladies, and as emcee of Share Our Strength Concert for Hunger. His only previous theatrical role was Buffalo Bill in Annie Get Your Gun at Hackmatack Playhouse. His best-selling memoir, Out of the Woods: A True Story, about a musical theatre production that led to healing of grief for him and his young daughter, has been used by directors across the country to prepare young actors for productions of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Facebook Irish Music Guy, irishmusicguy.com.
PATRICK HEFFERNAN (Ensemble) is making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Anything Goes and 42nd Street. Regional: Gateway Playhouse (42nd St) Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (H2$), The John W. Engeman (Gypsy), and Mac-Haydn Theater. Patrick is originally from southern CA and earned his degree in Theatre Performance from Wagner College in NYC. While not performing he enjoys practicing/teaching yoga, tap dancing, and eating chocolate chip cookies. ALICIA HEMANN (Ensemble) is excited to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse where she was last seen in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. International Tour: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl u/s Babette). Regional: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Gateway Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre), Gypsy (Agnes, Cape Playhouse), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth, John W Engeman), Mamma Mia (WBT), Mary Poppins (John W Engeman), 42nd St (Gateway Playhouse), Singin’ in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse), Hello Dolly (Virginia Musical Theatre), South Pacific (Gateway Playhouse). Big thank you to Jayme, Kelli, & OP! Much love to Mom, Dad, Garrett, and the rest of her family and friends for their continual love and support!
DAVID JOHNSON (Mike Nulty/Mr. Snoring Man) is pleased to return to Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: White Christmas Mike Nulty/Snoring Man. National Tours include Max Bialystock in The Producers, Headwaiter in She Loves Me, and King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar. Regional favorites include Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors at Arkansas Rep, the Old Man in A Christmas Story at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Officer Krupke at STONC. Films include Sunset as Chris co starring Austin Pendleton, Axcellerator as John McGuire co-starring Sean Young, and sci-fi comedy Snatchers as The White Duke. TV credits include roles in ABC’s I, Witness, HBO’s The Deuce, Oxygen’s Homicide for the Holidays, A&E’s The Unit, Comedy Central’s Heroic Insider, TRU TV’s Hack My Life, ID’s Shadow Of Doubt, On the Case with Paula Zahn, and The Perfect Murder. Recent national commercials include spots for Gatorade, Morgan Stanley, and Get The Vote Out. David is a proud alumnus of NYU and resides in NYC. Happy Holidays and thank you Ogunquit Playhouse!
GRAHAM KEEN (Ensemble) is delighted to make his Ogunquit Playhouse debut with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Young Frankenstein. Regional: How To Succeed… (TUTS), Young Frankenstein (MUNY), Good News! (Goodspeed), The Producers, Me & My Girl, Will Rogers Follies (Maltz Jupiter), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Gateway), Wizard of Oz (WBT), The Producers (Peterborough Players). New York: Chasing Rainbows (Developmental Lab), Lincoln Center Hall of Fame Gala (Alice Tully Hall). Gratitude to everyone here at OP and the IBWC team for another reason to count his blessings! MAUREEN KELLEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: White Christmas Regional: Rock of Ages (Regional Premier, The Gateway Playhouse), 42nd Street (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Ruth, The Fireside), The Producers (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Promises, Promises (Bayou City Concert Musicals), Mack and Mabel (Broward Stage Door). Maureen holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Michigan. A huge thank you to my husband, loving family, and corgi! MaureenKelley.net
ELISE KINNON (Rhoda/Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Ogunquit at tThe Music Hall! Favorite Credits: 42nd St. (Anytime Annie - North Shore/ Goodspeed/ The Engeman and Asian National Tour), Les Mis.rables (Factory Girl, Dance Captain, Fight Captain, Assoc Dir/Assoc Choreo -Maltz Jupiter), The Great American Mousical directed by Julie Andrews (Goodspeed), Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham - The Cape Playhouse), Cabaret (Fritzie, Dance Captain, Fight Captain, Assoc Dir/Assoc Choreo - Theatre Aspen), Hello Dolly! (Choreo - VMT), Grease (Co-Choreo - MSMT), 24 Hour Musicals with Bebe Neuwirth (Associate Choreo, NYC.) Love and thanks to Kelli Barclay, TKO, Justin, Mum, and Family. Dedicated to her brother Stuey! @elisekinnon elisekinnon.com
SPENCER S. LAWSON (Ensemble) is delighted to make his Ogunquit Playhouse debut this season in White Christmas! Regional: 42nd Street (North Shore Music Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage), ZM: A Zombie Musical (Goodspeed Opera House), Mamma Mia (Arrow Rock Lyceum), and Young Frankenstein (Theatre by the Sea). Spencer is a recent graduate of The Hartt School. All the love and thank you to Jayme, Kelli, The Ogunquit team, and his beautiful family! #spencersquestforthebway spencerslawson.com
BRENT MCBETH (Jimmy/Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Dexter). New York: Big Apple Circus- The Grand Tour (Skip The Clown, Lincoln Center), No, No, Nanette (City Center Encores), Face The Music (City Center Encores), TimeStep (Lester, New Victory Theater), Everybody Gets Cake (Happy Guy/Orderly, 59E59 Theater). Regional/Tour: White Christmas (cast recording), Fosse (dance captain), Singin’ in the Rain (Cid Phillips, Ordway Theater), Anything Goes (Theater Under the Stars). Thank you to Jayme McDaniel and Kelli Barclay for bringing me back to Pinetree, Vermont, after all these years.
KIM MCCLAY (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Off-Broadway/Tour: The Berenstain Bears, Live! (Mama Bear) and Vote For Me: A Musical Debate (Amy). Regional: I’ll Be Home For Christmas, World Premiere (Maggie Bright, Arvada Center), Thoroughly Modern Millie and Oklahoma! (John W. Engeman), Cinderella (Stages St. Louis), White Christmas and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Festival 56), Legally Blonde (Capitol City Players), The Odd Couple (Great Plains). BFA Millikin University. Thank you Anthony, Kelli, Jayme, Jeffrey! This one’s for Nana. kim-mcclay.com
DENNIS O’BANNION (Ensemble/Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain) is pleased to return to Ogunquit Playhouse with this special holiday show. OP: White Christmas. Broadway: White Christmas. Tour: The Little Mermaid (u/s Scuttle and Chef Louis). Regional: The Music Man (Carbonell Nomination, Marcellus, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Big River (Young Fool, Sacramento Music Circus), Crazy For You (Mingo, Cape Playhouse) and Hello Dolly! (Ensemble, Paper Mill Playhouse) choreographed by Mia Michaels. Thank you Kelli for this wonderful experience and for my fourth time with this show! Thanks to Bloc NYC and a special thanks to my family. For Tita Lena. Happy Holidays!
SIERRA REIN (Mrs. Snoring Man/Ensemble) is pleased to return to White Christmas for Ogunquit Playhouse! In recent years, she waved wands, tentacles, and swords as Ursula, Fairy Godmother, various “Moms,” and a Pirate for Disney Cruise Line. Regional: City of Angels (Goodspeed), The Little Shop of Horrors (Utah Shakespearean Festival), Boys From Syracuse and The Pajama Game (Reprise!), Camelot and The Sound of Music (Fullerton CLO), Strange Fruit (NY City Opera), Master Class (Odyssey Theater), and Bare (Hudson Theater). Film: Better Dead Than Red. At home, she sings with Marquee Five and enjoys sci-fi nerddom with her cats and husband. AEA/ SAG-AFTRA sierrarein.com
RYAN STEER (Ralph Sheldrake /Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: White Christmas (Sheldrake) Off Bway: Sex Tips for Straight Women... National tours: Anything Goes, A Chorus Line (Zach), 42nd St. Regional: Damn Yankees (Sohovik, Paper Mill Playhouse), South Pacific (Paper Mill), Backwards in High Heels (Westchester Broadway), A Christmas Carol (Hugh, McCarter Theatre), Cats (Munkustrap, Arizona Broadway), and various others. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and of the William Esper Studio in New York.
KATIE WYLIE (Susan Waverly) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tour: Annie (Duffy, u/s Molly). Regional: The Wizard of Oz (Lullaby League, Franklin Performing Arts Company). Thanks to my mom and dad, everyone at Franklin School for the Performing Arts, Eva Kendrick, and Joyce Baldwin. And also a special thanks to my big sister Amanda for being so supportive.
IRVING BERLIN (Music and Lyrics) wrote seventeen complete scores for Broadway musicals and revues, and contributed material to six more. Among the shows featuring all-Berlin scores were The Cocoanuts, As Thousands Cheer, Louisiana Purchase, This is the Army, Miss Liberty, Mr. President, Call Me Madam, and the phenomenally successful Annie Get Your Gun. Among the Hollywood movie musical classics with scores by Irving Berlin are Top Hat, Follow The Fleet, On The Avenue, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Holiday Inn, Blue Skies, Easter Parade, White Christmas, and There’s No Business Like Show Business. His songs have provided memorable moments in dozens of other films, from The Jazz Singer (1927) to blockbusters like Home Alone (1991) and Titanic (1997). Among his many awards were a special Tony Award (1963) and the Academy Award for Best Song of the Year for “White Christmas” in 1942.
PAUL BLAKE (Book) has served as Executive Producer of the St. Louis Muny since 1990; with 11,350 seats, the Muny is America’s largest theatre. At The Muny, where Irving Berlin’s White Christmas began in Summer 2000, Mr. Blake has produced over 150 productions, which starred such legends as Phyllis Diller, Captain Kangaroo, and the Radio City Rockettes. His new musical, Roman Holiday, with a score by Cole Porter, had it’s American premiere at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, in the summer of 2012.
DAVID IVES (Book) first came to wide notice in the theatre with his one-act plays, of which he has written over three dozen both for theatre and the radio. The greater part of them are collected in the anthologies All In The Timing (originally an evening of six one-acts that won of the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award), Time Flies, and The Other Woman and Other Short Plays. He has been included in the Best Short Plays series seven times to date. His full-length plays include Venus In Fur, The Liar (adapted from Corneille’s comedy, and winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play); The Heir Apparent (adapted from J-F. Regnard’s comedy), New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de pinoza (winner of the Hull-Warriner Award), The School for Lies (adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope), Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Ancient History, Don Juan in Chicago, The Land of Cockaigne, and Polish Joke. He has translated Feydeau’s A Flea In Her Ear (winner of a Joseph Jefferson Award), as well as Yasmina Reza’s A Spanish Play, wrote the libretto of an opera (The Secret Garden, with music by Greg Pliska, which premiered at the Pennsylvania Opera Theatre in 1991), and has adapted 32 shows for New York’s celebrated Encores! series of American musicals in concert. He is also the author of three young-adult novels: Monsieur Eek, Scrib, and Voss. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City. He is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.
JAYME MCDANIEL (Director) is delighted to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall. OP: White Christmas (Director), Anything Goes (Director), Joseph… (Broadwayworld.com Awards Best Direction and Best Choreography, Director/ Choreographer), Singin’ in the Rain (IRNE Nomination Best Choreography, Director/ Choreographer). Broadway: Laughing Room Only (Associate Director). Regional: Rocky Horror Show (Star-Tribune Best Director, Director/Choreographer, Ordway Center), Grey Gardens (Director, Ordway Center), Joseph… (Director/Choreographer, North Shore Music Theatre & Choreographer, 5th Avenue Theatre) H.M.S. Pinafore & Zorba (Choreographer, Berkshire Theatre Fest), The Merry Widow (Director, Wichita Grand Opera) The Student Prince (Choreographer, Paper Mill Playhouse) It’s a Fabulous Life! (Choreographer, Broward Center), Violet & Mystery of Edwin Drood (Choreographer, Connecticut Repertory) International: Rebecca (Choreographer, LG Art Center, Seoul), Phantom! (Choreographer, Blue Square Theatre, Seoul), The Last Kiss (Choreographer, LG Art Center), Hamlet: The Rock Opera (Choreographer, D Cube, Seoul) Marie Antoinette (Artistic Supervisor, Charlotte Theatre, Seoul). Administrative: Associate Producer (OP), Associate Artistic Director (Ordway Center).
RANDY SKINNER (Original Choreography) Broadway shows include: Dames At Sea (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Ain’t Broadway Grand (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), After The Night And The Music (MTC/Friedman Theatre). Other shows include Show Boat (NY Philharmonic and PBS), Do Re Mi, Of Thee I Sing, Face The Music, No No Nanette, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lady Be Good (the last six at City Center Encores), Lone Star Love (Lucille Lortel nomination), Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Stormy Weather (with Leslie Uggams/ Pasadena Playhouse). In Los Angeles: Garry Marshall’s Happy Days, Hello, Dolly! (with Nell Carter), Pal Joey (with Dixie Carter and Elaine Stritch), Strike Up The Band (with Tom Bosley). West End: Lend Me A Tenor the Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 42nd Street. He played Phil Dolan in On Your Toes for City Center Encores. He has received the LA Drama Critics, LA Drama-logue, Bay Area Theatre Critics, Connecticut Critics Circle, and Cleveland Times Theatre Awards. Mr. Skinner is a graduate of Ohio State University and teaches master classes at universities throughout the country.
KELLI BARCLAY (Choreographer) is pleased to return to Ogunquit Playhouse to recreate Randy Skinner’s original choreography. NYC: Himself and Nora (Minetta Lane Theatre), City Center’s Encores production of Pipe Dream. Assoc. Chor Broadway: 4 productions including Irving Berlin’s White Christmas which is in its 14th year of touring the US. Most recently Directed/Choreographed North Shore Music Theatre’s acclaimed production of 42nd St. Kelli also set the current production in London’s West End and got to work with Kate Middleton. Goodspeed Opera House: many shows including Anything Goes and My One and Only (CTCC Award for Best Choreography) and Will Rogers Follies 2018. Extensive Dance background including teaching at the American Ballet Theatre NYC Summer Intensive. KelliBarclay.com
JEFFREY CAMPOS (Music Director) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Ragtime, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Saturday Night Fever, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Victor/Victoria, The Witches of Eastwick, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph…Dreamcoat, to , Damn Yankees, South Pacifi c, 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.
ANNA LOUIZOS (Original Broadway Scenic Design) has received Tony nominations for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, In the Heights and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include: The Performers, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (also UK, Toronto, and multiple US cities), Avenue Q (also London, Toronto, Europe, Las Vegas, and National Tour); Curtains (Drama Desk, nomination), Baby It’s You, All About Me, To Be Or Not To Be, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony (also National Tour). Some Off-Broadway productions include: Sons of the Prophet (Roundabout); It Shoulda Been You (George St. Playhouse), Olive and the Bitter Herbs, In Transit (both Primary Stages), Vanities, the Musical, Birdie Blue (both Second Stage), Crimes of the Heart, The Foreigner, Speech and Debate (all Roundabout), Based on a Totally True Story (MTC), Altar Boyz (NWS); Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! (Jane Street). Some regional productions include: Pirates of Penzance (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Disney’s Aladdin (5th Avenue Theatre), Arsenic and Old Lace (with Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh), Sarah Plain and Tall (both Dallas Theater Center), Minsky’s (Ahmanson), Disney Live Winnie the Pooh (World Tour). Art Direction film/TV: Sex and the City (HBO). Feature Film: The Secret Lives of Dentists.
RICHARD LATTA (Lighting Design) Recent Work: In the Heights, The Foreigner, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Music Hall, Portsmouth). Ogunquit Playhouse: Million Dollar Quartet, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (IRNE Nomination), Anything Goes. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Alabama Shakespeare). Off Broadway shows include: Little Ham, Arthur Laurents’ Home of the Brave and Big Potato (Premieres). A Majority of One (Obie Nomination), The Jazz Singer (Premiere), Nunsense A-Men, Nite Club Confidential (Premiere). Broadway: Assistant Projection Design for The People In the Picture (Donna Murphy), and Thurgood (Laurence Fishburne) and the Opera’s Moby Dick (Worldwide), Everest, El Posado Nunca Se Termina (Chicago Lyric). Many thanks to Corey, Derek, Michael, Chad, Bradley, & Jen and all at the Playhouse.
CARRIE ROBBINS (Original Broadway Costume Design) has over 30+ Broadway shows, including Class Act, Grease (original), Agnes Of God, Yentl, Octette Bridge Club, Sweet Bird of Youth, Frankenstein, Happy End, Boys of Winter, Cyrano, and Shadow Box. Her awards and nominations include 2012 recipient of the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award. 2 Tony nominations and 5 drama desk. Robbins’ costumes for White Christmas have played major cities in the USA, Broadway, and Great Britain. Her regional work includes M. Butterfly and On The Verge (Arena Stage), and the Gershwin musical American in Paris (Alley Theatre), many productions for the Guthrie and Williamstown.
KEVIN HEARD (Sound Design) is delighted to be part of this holiday magic in Portsmouth once again! OP: From Here to Eternity, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Anything Goes, White Christmas, Million Dollar Quartet, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Victor/Victoria, Mary Poppins, and The Addams Family. Broadway (as Associate): All The Way, The Cherry Orchard, The Country House, Sylvia. Off- Broadway: In & Of Itself, For The Last Time, Long Story Short, The Underclassman. Off- Broadway (as Associate): The View Upstairs, The Total Bent, Clinton The Musical, Jasper in Deadland. International: Fun Home, Kinky Boots, and Matilda for Atlantis in Manila. Kevin has designed dozens of productions from coast to coast with companies including The 5th Avenue, ACT Theatre, ArtsEmerson, Asolo Rep, George Street, The Guthrie, INTIMAN, Merry- Go-Round, Ordway, Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakes, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Teatro ZinZanni, Theatre Under the Stars, and Village Theatre. Kevin is the Associate Producer for BenDeLaCreme Presents and founder of design firm Heard Audio, LLC. HeardAudio.com
EMILIA MARTIN (Wig/Hair & Makeup Design) is ecstatic to return to Ogunquit Playhouse, marking 10 years of collaboration with OP. She is a hair and wig stylist for Broadway, TV, and Film, and a proud member of IATSE 798. OP favorites include Legally Blonde, White Christmas, Spamalot, Sunset Blvd. Broadway: Spring Awakening (Def West) Assoc hair design & M/UP, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, Disaster!, Nice Work, and Motown. OFFBway: Spamilton (Puerto Rican traveling theatre) Regionally: Shakespeare in Love (NJ Shakespeare Festival) Merchant of Venice (NJ shakes), The Full Monty (The Engeman), Funny Girl (NorthShore music theatre) Film & TV: SNL, The Irishman, and Nor’easter. Thank you to my 2nd family here at OP, and my real family. Kisses!
COURTNEY IRIZARRY (Costume Coordinator) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse after working on From Here to Eternity & Heartbreak Hotel as the Assoc. Costume Designer as well as numerous shows from past seasons! Broadway: An American In Paris (Costume Assistant); School of Rock (Costume Assistant); Groundhog Day (Costume Assistant) & The 24hr. Play Festival 2017/2016 (Costume Advisor). National Tour: An American In Paris (1st National - Costume Assistant) & School of Rock (1st National - Costume Assistant). All my Love to Mom, Pop, Jorge, Family & Friends. We make it work.
DUSTIN CROSS (Sally Struthers Costumes Designed by) is pleased to be back designing for the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: The 24Hour Plays (American Airlines). Off Broadway: Spamilton (NYC, Chicago, LA/Off Broadway Alliance Award, Outer Critics Circle Nom.), The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Other Josh Cohen, Cougar: The Musical, Zelda at the Oasis. Tours: Cheers Live (Associate), 42nd Street, A Christmas Story. Regional Favorites: Billy Elliot, Cinderella, Sister Act, The Witches of Eastwick (Regional Premiere), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway World Award: Best Costume Design), West Side Story, Rent, and The Christmas Rose (Carnegie Hall) Film: The Little Button Girl (2017, starring Dick Van Dyke). ENJOY! dustincross.net
COURTNEY ALBERTO (Props Master) is thrilled to be working on her first show with the Ogunquit Playhouse. She has recently finished her 2nd summer at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York. Some of her favorite shows she worked on being Ghost and Parade. She would like to thank everyone at the Ogunquit Playhouse for this great opportunity.
ANTHONY C. DANIEL (Casting Director) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse for our 85th Season! Casting: Ogunquit Playhouse’s productions of Anything Goes, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Victor/Victoria, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Million Dollar Quartet, Saturday Night Fever, White Christmas, Grease, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, 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 Witches of Eastwick. Anthony is a faculty member at The Growing Studio in NYC, where he serves as the Director of Musical Theatre Showcase. As an Associate Director, Anthony has worked alongside Matt Lenz on the National Tour of Cheers: Live On Stage! and the upcoming production of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. anthonycdaniel.com
KAREN PARLATO (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to return to Irving Berlin’s holiday classic, White Christmas. She has been the PSM for all of the Ogunquit/Music Hall holiday productions (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and White Christmas in 2015). Other Ogunquit shows: Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet (2015-2016), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mamma Mia!, Ragtime, and From Here to Eternity. She lives in New York where she has stage managed numerous Off-Broadway productions including Silence! The Musical, Triassic Parq, Revolution in the Elbow..., and Frankenstein, as well as several recent productions with Crossroads Theatre Company in New Jersey. She has been a sub stage manager at The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway since 2004. Twitter: @HeadsetChatter, headsetchatter.com.
DANIEL EVERETT (Assistant Stage Manager) saw his first production at the Ogunquit Playhouse at the age of eleven. Previously with the Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall: Beauty and the Beast, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Ogunquit Playhouse: From Here to Eternity, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Grease, Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off- Broadway: Culture Project, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre. Regional/Stock: North Carolina Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse. Special thanks to his family for all their support.
TREVOR M. PIERCE (Associate Music Director) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. A New Yorkbased music director, accompanist, and vocal coach, Trevor has worked at regional houses across the east coast in many different musical capacities. Off-Broadway: Whiskey Pants (Music Director, HERE Arts). Tours/Int’l: Elf Nat’l Tour (Associate Conductor), Anything Goes Nat’l Tour (Associate Conductor), Celebrity Cruises (Vocal Director). Regional: Catch Me If You Can (Philly Premiere, Music Director/ Conductor, Eagle Theater), The Drowsy Chaperone (MD/Cond, Northern Stage), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (MD/Cond, New London Barn); Mame with Loretta Swit (MD/Cond, Forestburgh Playhouse). Trevor has worked at the Walnut Street Theatre, the Arden Theatre Co, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Kimmel Center, FringeNYC, Musical Theatre Factory, AMTA, NYU Tisch, and many others. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts and Music from the University of Pennsylvania. trevormpierce.com
ED ROMANOFF (Production Manager) Ed brings to the Playhouse an extensive career in live entertainment: lighting, scenic design, theatrical rigging, stage management, and audio; the latter amassing 20 years on television talk shows, news networks, and special events. He was most recently the Production Manager at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf, New York, overseeing the 689- and 200-seat proscenium theatres, art gallery, and 3500-seat outdoor amphitheater. As company manager, he toured with Mame starring Loretta Swit, The Sound of Music starring Debby Boone, Guys & Dolls starring Vic Damone, and New York Voices. Television Audio: Montel Williams, Sally Jessy Raphael, Robert Klein, Judge Hatchett, Dr. Joy Browne. He has been a rigging foreman for I. Weiss, and assisted Stephan Weiss in fabricating the original scenic draperies for Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera. An accomplished guitarist, he has performed with folk legends Pete Seeger, Tommy Makem, and Maine’s own Schooner Fare. Recordings: Annie: 30th Anniversary CD, The Most Happy Fella (1992 Broadway revival), Up In Arms puppet musicals: Helping Drew, Monster Intelligence, and Welcome Park. Gloriously married to (Ogunquit Playhouse Company Manger) Joyce A. Presutti, they’ve moved here to his home state for new adventures in Show Business.
GEOF DOLAN (Technical Director) is excited to be returning for his 11th 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. 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 Theatre shows. His daughter Ashlynn is an aspiring writer 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 10th 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 yearround. Cheryl considers the staff at OP her family and hopes that her love and passion for theater is translated through the productions to all of you.
BRIAN J. SWASEY (Associate Producer) is thrilled to be part of the 85th season of the Ogunquit Playhouse! Originally from South Portland, ME and 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 Ogunquit, ME. Here’s to 85 more!
BRADFORD T. KENNEY (Executive Artistic Director of the Ogunquit Playhouse) 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 and a year round operation. 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. Mr. Kenney is especially proud of his long term friendship and partnership with the incomparable Sally Struthers with whom he has had the pleasure of working together on 12 shows. 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, Ogunquit, Maine.
PATRICIA LYNCH (Executive Director of The Music Hall) is proud to have served The Music Hall since 2004. As a struggling mid-sized organization, the theater was poised for a makeover and Lynch was charged to lead that effort. With her considerable expertise after leading two theaters, founding an award-winning producing Equity house, Brass Tacks Theatre, in Minneapolis, the other a turnaround for the 1800 seat presenting auditorium, The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul, she boldly revamped the theater’s programming, increased the community and regional impact, and invested in its infrastructure. Over the last 13 years under her leadership, the 1878 Historic Theater has been fully restored with $15M raised for capital projects and future reserves. The 124-seat Loft, a black box theater and home to administrative offices, opened in 2011 expanding the theater’s programming. A new vintage-inspired neon marquee and blade was lit in the fall of 2017. A partnership with the City of Portsmouth to create an aesthetic, pedestrian-friendly streetscape on Chestnut Street will be complete in the spring of 2018. The Music Hall is also gifting Portsmouth with a gateway arch over the street. The annual operating budget of the theater grew from $1.7M to nearly $6M, with 130,000 patrons attending events each year. Lynch is the creative mind and guiding force behind some of the most beloved signature series at both theaters including the Intimately Yours series that features legendary performers and some of today’s brightest stars. She also serves as the Executive Producer of the nationally recognized Writers on a New England Stage, showcasing top authors that top the best seller lists in a rollicking radio show format that is a partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio. Working with a team of talented curators, the programming in the Loft features authors, art house films, up-andcoming comics and musicians, as well as community forums. Lynch honed her skills as producer, interviewer, emcee, and talent wrangler with these series. As a writer, Lynch’s works have appeared in national and regional publications, she has won numerous fellowships and awards, her plays have been produced around the country including productions by Tony, Sally and Jeff award-winning theaters. Her first novel was published by Traverse Press in 2015.
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote, and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. ActorsEquity.org
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