Cast and Creative
RACHEL YORK (Dorothy Brock) is a dynamic and versatile actress most recently seen on Broadway in the musical Head Over Heels. She is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Miserables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award) with Dame Julie Andrews, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Jonathan Pryce, and Disaster! The Musical. She also turned heads on television with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie, Lucy. National Tours: Anything Goes (Helen Hayes Award), Camelot (Carbonell Award), Kiss Me, Kate (also West End and PBS); Off-Broadway: Putting It Together also with Julie Andrews (MTC), Dessa Rose (Lincoln Center), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Little Me (City Center Encores!); Regional: Grey Gardens with Betty Buckley (Ahmanson), Turn of the Century opposite Jeff Daniels (Goodman); Spamalot with Charles Shaughnessy (Ogunquit Playhouse); TV: The Mick, Elementary, Power, Hannah Montana, Frasier, and more. In Concert: Ms. York has been a soloist worldwide including appearances with the New York Pops; the National Symphony w/ Marvin Hamlisch; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; The Philly Pops; the San Francisco Symphony; the Jerusalem Philharmonic; and Carnegie Hall w/Michael Feinstein among many others. Upcoming in 2019: Pre-Broadway production of the musical Ever After and excited to be a part of the new FOX Television series Filthy Rich starring Kim Cattrall. www.rachelyork.com @TheRachelYork.
STEVE BLANCHARD (Julian Marsh) Broadway: Beauty and The Beast (Beast), The Three Musketeers (Aramis u/s), A Christmas Carol (Fred), and Camelot (Lancelot) with Robert Goulet. Off-Broadway: Johnny Guitar (Johnny), Frankenstein (The Creature), and Treasure Island (Captain Smollett); National Tours: The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera (The Phantom), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Miles Gloriosus) with Mickey Rooney, Newsies (Pulitzer), and Little House on the Prairie (Pa) with Melissa Gilbert. TV: The Enemy Within, House of Cards, Madam Secretary, The Good Fight, Law and Order, Third Watch, Ed, Sunset Beat, Police Story, and The Tap. Film: Newsies: The Broadway Musical, Those Who Wander, When The Moon Was Twice As Big, The Ill-Made Knight, Cover Me, Sloane, and Bastion. Original Recordings: Johnny Guitar (Johnny), Sundown (Doc Holiday), Frankenstein (The Creature), and his own CD, Northbound Train.
JESSICA WOCKENFUSS (Peggy Sawyer) is delighted to be reacquainted with Peggy after performing the role at North Shore Music Theatre in 2017! Off Broadway: Hey, Look Me Over! (Encores! City Center), Me and My Gal (Encores! City Center); National Tour: Jersey Boys, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Little Mermaid, Monty Python's Spamalot; Regional: Theatre By the Sea (Roxie Hart, Chicago), Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, TUTS, Dallas Summer Musicals, PCLO, KC Starlight, Capital Repertory Theatre; Other: Hair (Choreographer, Enlightened Theatrics). BFA Elon. Love to Randy, ATB, Pod, Wockenfi, np, and my incredible tribe.
CLIFF BEMIS (Abner Dillon) began his professional career in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, as a cast member in Jacques BrelÖ which ran for over 2 years on Playhouse Square, virtually saving those historic theatres which were scheduled to be demolished. On Broadway, he originated the role of Ezekiel Foster in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and yearly joins its First National Tour. He has worked Off-Broadway, First National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone, and regional theatres including Bucks County Playhouse, LaJolla Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, and Pasadena Playhouse; Films: Billy, Nancy Drew, World Trade Center, Au Pair II; TV appearances include Younger, The Blacklist, White Collar, Law and Order: SVU, One Life To Live, Dallas, and Cheers. He established the Cliff Bemis Music Theatre Scholarship at his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. He is proud to be celebrating his 50th year as a member in Actor's Equity. www.cliffbemis.com.
CON O’SHEA-CREAL (Billy Lawlor) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Side Show; National Tours: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (Bert), Something Rotten!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas; Regional: Oklahoma! (Will Parker, Stages St. Louis), Kiss Me Kate (Gremio, 5th Avenue Theatre), Side Show (Kennedy Center), The Drowsy Chaperone (George, Stages St. Louis), Funny Girl (North Shore Music Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Gremio, Shakespeare Theatre Company), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor, Lyric Theatre Oklahoma), Annie Get Your Gun (Goodspeed Opera House), A Christmas Carol (Casa Manana); Film: Rebel In The Rye; TV: Royal Pains. BFA University of Oklahoma. Much thanks to Paige, Randy and everyone at MSA.
KILTY REIDY (Bert Barry) is pleased to return to Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Carousel (Enoch Snow Jr.); Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone and In My Life; Tours: Billy Elliot (Mr. Braithwaite), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Original Cast, Mike Nulty); Regional: The Last Ship (Billy Thompson, Pioneer Theatre), The Producers (Roger DeBris, KC Starlight/Music Theatre Wichita), A Christmas Story (Jean Shepard, Capital Repertory), Crazy For You (Junior, PaperMill/PBS), A Man of No Importance (Alfie Byrne, B-Side Theatricals); TV: The Blacklist, Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women. Proud Actors' Equity Member.
www.kiltyreidy.com For my mom, Mary Butterfield Reidy.
RYAN K. BAILER (Pat Denning) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Ryan recently played Juan Peron in an award winning production of Evita (ACT of CT). Previous shows: Les Miserables (Javert U/S, 3rd National Tour), Evita (Peron U/S, 1st National Tour), Evita (Peron U/S, Marriott Lincolnshire), Forever Plaid (Smudge, Royal George) and A Wonderful Life (Candlelight Theatre). Ryan’s introduction to 42nd Street was in college, when he played both Julian Marsh and Pat Denning. Ryan has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. He sends thanks to his agents at ATB, his manager at Terrific Talent, and love to his friends, his amazing mother Penny, his adorable 9 month old son Aiden, and his love, Tatiana. He dedicates his performance to his late father, Kermit Gamaliel Bailer, and mostly, is thankful to God for all things. Job 38-41
MEGAN MCLAUGHLIN (Annie/Ensemble) is so excited to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tours: Elf the Musical, 42nd Street. Favorite Regional: 42nd Street (Lorraine Fleming, Lexington Theatre Company,) Holiday Inn, Oklahoma! Crazy for You (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Singin’ in the Rain (Engeman Theater), The Will Rogers Follies (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Tap Dancer). Megan is a proud OCU grad. She sends many thanks to Randy, the creative team, and her family.
JAKE WEINSTEIN (Andy Lee/Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Tour: A Chorus Line (Mark); Regional: Chasing the Song (Beats, La Jolla Playhouse); New York: Peter and the Wolf (Peter, BAM), Gershwin: Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Kaye Playhouse), AcousticaElectronica (Conductor, House of Yes/Oberon), Javanka: Back in New York (Jared Kushner, 54 Below). Jake served as Co-Director/Choreographer, Composer and Performer in the short film "Ode to the Singing Butler," for which his score won 1st Place at the Golden Key Composition Festival in Vienna, Austria. B.A. NYU Gallatin. Thanks to Randy, Craig, and everyone who made this possible! @jakeweinstein1
SALLY STRUTHERS (Maggie Jones) 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 9 to 5 and her own CBS series Gloria. She also recurred on the CBS comedy Still Standing and the CW network’s highly acclaimed Gilmore Girls. She joined the Gilmore cast for Netflix’s four movie limited revival, which premiered in the fall of 2016. She recently guest starred in the acclaimed IFC comedy series Maron. Sally’s television movies include: A Gun in the House, And Your Name is Jonah, The Great Houdinis, Hey… I’m Alive, In The Best Interest of the Children, Deadly Silence, My Husband is Missing, and Intimate Strangers. Sally co-starred in two legendary motion pictures in the 70’s: Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. Sally’s first two Broadway forays were in Wally’s Cafe 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, 9 To 5, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Witches of Eastwick and Nice Work if You Can Get It, and Grumpy Old Men the Musical. For thirty years, Sally Struthers worked to help the hungry and uneducated children everywhere. She visited these children in many developing countries, and filmed numerous public service announcements and documentaries on their behalf.
DANIELLE ALIOTTA (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional: Singin’ In the Rain (Ensemble, u/s Zelda, John W. Engeman Theater), Wizard of Oz (Dorothy Gale, John W. Engeman Theater). She would like to thank Randy, Sara, and all the staff at the Ogunquit Playhouse for this opportunity. Much love to her family, friends, and mentors for their support.
EMILY APPLEBAUM (Ensemble) is elated to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut in 42nd Street! National Tours: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Female Ensemble and u/s Marie); Regional: Bye Bye Birdie (Nancy, Goodspeed Opera House). Many thanks to the creative team, OP, and the cast and crew for putting together such a spectacular production. Love and thanks to her teachers, friends, and family, especially to her mom and dad for their endless love and support. Come and meet those dancing feet and enjoy the show!
WILLIE BEATON II (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Chief Berry), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), The Wedding Singer, and Saturday Night Fever (Surflight Theatre); Other Credits: Radioactive (Becquerel, directed by Sammi Cannold), The World Goes Round (Directed/Choreographed by Alex Sanchez), Spring Awakening (Adult Man, Directed by Chloe Treat, Manhattan School of Music), Memphis (Wailin’ Joe), and Aida (Mereb, Players by the Sea). Proud expected graduate of Manhattan School of Music’s Inaugural Musical Theatre Class (BM). He is thankful for the continued support from family and mentors.
ALLISON BLANCHARD (Ensemble) is beyond excited to be making her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tours: 42nd Street (Ensemble, u/s Maggie); Regional: Mary Poppins (Ensemble, Arizona Broadway Theatre), The Producers (Ensemble, Stage Door Theatre); Many thanks to Randy and the creative team. Love to Mom and Dad. Glory to God!
QUINTEN PATRICK BUSEY (Ensemble) is pumped to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Evita (Brother), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dupin, u/s Clopin), Singin’ In The Rain (Rod), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Caleb), White Christmas (Scooter), Showtune (Man 2), 9 to 5, Crazy For You (Moose), Anything Goes, The Addams Family (Caveman, u/s Fester), and The Producers. Wagner College Grad and founder of Pullback Productions (@pullbackproductions). Thanks to Bob and everyone at ATB!
BRITTANY CATTARUZZA (Ensemble) is delighted to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP at the Music Hall: White Christmas 2015 & 2017 (Ensemble); Select Regional/Tour: White Christmas (Jenny Wiley Theatre), 42nd Street (National Tour, North Shore Music Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Woodstock Playhouse), Will Rogers Follies (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre). Much love and gratitude to family, friends, and Tommy.
ALEX DROST (Ensemble) is extremely excited to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! NYC: Errol and Fidel (NYMF); Cruise line entertainment: Mamma Mia! (Eddie, Royal Caribbean Productions); Regional: Cabaret (Music Theatre of Connecticut), Chicago, 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot (Fulton Theatre), A Grand Night For Singing, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia! (Maine State Music Theatre), La Cage aux Folles (Jean-Michel, Forestburgh Playhouse). Western Carolina University BFA. Special thanks to my family, friends, and the Daniel Hoff Agency! For my Nini. @heyitsalexdrost
LIZ FRIEDMANN (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Credits: The Music Man (Dance Captain/Swing, Asolo Repertory Theatre), Mamma Mia! (STAGES St. Louis, Ensemble), Oklahoma! (STAGES St. Louis, Ensemble), Carousel (Union Avenue Opera, Dancer), DanceBreak NYC (Assistant Choreographer). She is a proud alum of Oklahoma City University. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support and the team here at Ogunquit for this incredible opportunity.
PATRICK HEFFERNAN (Ensemble) is happy to return to Ogunquit Playhouse in the summer, after performing in White Christmas at the Music Hall two years ago! National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Anything Goes, and 42nd Street; Regional: Goodspeed Opera House (The Will Rogers Follies) Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (H2$), The John W. Engeman (Gypsy) and Mac-Haydn Theater. Patrick is originally from southern CA and went Wagner College in NYC. While not performing he enjoys practicing/teaching yoga, tap dancing and eating chocolate chip cookies.
ALEX JOHN JOHNSON (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! National Tour: 42nd Street (Ensemble); Regional: Hairspray (Sketch, Paramount Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (Ensemble, The Fireside Theatre), Spamalot (Ensemble u/s Historian, The Palace Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Ensemble u/s Young Scrooge, Westchester Broadway Theatre). Alex is a proud graduate from Oklahoma City University with a degree in dance performance. Alex would like to thank Randy and the Ogunquit team for this incredible opportunity and his family, friends, and Nick for their immense love and constant support.
TOMMY JOSCELYN (Ensemble) is excited to make his Ogunquit Playhouse debut! 42nd Street (Ensemble, National Tour), 42nd Street (Andy Lee, Woodstock Playhouse), Mary Poppins (Bert, Woodstock Playhouse), Anything Goes (Sailor, The Palace Theatre), Oklahoma! (Dream Curly, The Wick Theatre), Damn Yankees (Smokey, Allenberry Playhouse), Hot Mikado (Nanki-Poo, HSRT). Love to family, friends, and Brittany for your support. For Mr. Bramble.
TRENT KIDD (Ensemble) is thrilled and honored to be making both his American and Ogunquit Playhouse debut in 42nd Street. Hailing from Sydney, Australia. Australian Credits: Summer Rain (Director/Choreographer, New Theatre), Me And My Girl (Choreographer, Hayes Theatre), Heathers The Musical (Resident Director, Sydney Opera House), Turandot (Associate Director & Dance/Movement Associate, Opera Australia. Sydney Opera House), La Traviata (Dance/Movement Associate, Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House), Carmen (Associate Director, Opera Australia, Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour), La Boheme (Associate Director, Opera Australia, Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour), Sweeney Todd (Choreographer, New Theatre), Privates on Parade (Choreographer, New Theatre). Thank you Mum and Dad for your endless support!
RYAN KOERBER (Ensemble) is overjoyed to make his Ogunquit Playhouse debut in his dream show! Tour: A Chorus Line (Bobby, u/s Paul- National Tour, Japan Tour, and China’s original company at the Shanghai Culture Square); NYC/Regional: Christmas on Broadway (Beacon Theatre), A Chorus Line (Paul- Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), The Producers (Argyle Theatre, Theatre By The Sea), On The Town (Gateway Playhouse), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Engeman Theatre), and concerts at 54 Below, Green Room 42, Lincoln Center, and Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. BFA Montclair State and Jimmy Awards alum. Endless thanks to Randy, Sara, and the Ogunquit team! For Ricky. @ryan_koerber
BRIANNA LATRASH (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining the cast of 42nd Street at the Ogunquit Playhouse! National Tour: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Ensemble); Regional: 42nd Street (Bucks County Playhouse, The Lexington Theatre Company), Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham, The Lexington Theatre Company), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie Dillmount, NOLA Lyric Theatre), The Music Man (Cincinnati Pop Orchestra); BFA CCM Musical Theatre. All thanks to Randy! For Sara Hart and Mom & Dad. Henderson Hogan Agency. @briannalatrash
LILY LEWIS (Phyllis/Ensemble) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Elf The Musical (Ensemble); Regional: 42nd Street (Diane Lorimer, Interlakes Summer Theatre), Anything Goes (Chastity, Westchester Broadway Theatre), Crazy For You (Tess, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre), Singing In The Rain (Ensemble, John W. Engeman Theatre), Singing In The Rain (Ensemble, The Wick Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, WBT). So much gratitude to the Ogunquit Playhouse for having me back to perform in my dream show with this incredible cast. Much love to my family, friends, and mentors for their unending support and love. www.lilyclewis.com @lillianclaire123
ELIZABETH MCGUIRE (Ensemble) is excited to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: A Chorus Line (Kristine, The Lexington Theatre Co.), The Music Man, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street (Ensemble, The Lexington Theatre Co.); Concert: Christmas on Broadway (Featured Dancer, The Beacon Theatre), Theatre of Dreams (Ensemble, BCEFA/SAKS 5th Ave.), Concert with the Stars (Ensemble, The Lexington Theatre Co.). Thank you to Mom, Dad, Lyndy, and Jeromy.
ANDREW MUYLLE (Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge, Meadow Brook Theatre), Newsies (Henry, Porthouse Theatre); Live Entertainment: Performer, Idlewild Park. BFA Musical Theatre, Oakland University. Many thanks to the amazing music, theatre, and dance faculty at Oakland University, and much love and appreciation to his mother and father.
MELISSA SCHOTT (Lorraine/Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Ogunquit Playhouse debut! National: Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel (Magic Girl/Ensemble), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Ensemble, Judy u/s), U.S./Canada touring Symphony Pops Concert Classic FM (Solo Vocalist); Regional: 42nd Street (Ensemble/Peggy u/s, North Shore Music Theatre), 42nd Street (Peggy, Footlite Musicals), AlwaysÖ Patsy Cline (Patsy, American Cabaret Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie, Indianapolis Civic Theatre); MTI’s Broadway Jr. Recordings: Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), Willy Wonka (Violet and Mrs. Gloop), Into the Woods (Witch); TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Diner Waitress). She happily resides in NYC with her husband, Aaron, and their Yorkies! www.melissaschott.com
KRISTEN WELSH (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. NYC: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette), The New York Pops: Spring Gala at Carnegie Hall (Ensemble); Off-Broadway: Anything Goes (Ensemble, Musicals Tonight!); Regional: Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, u/s Sophie, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Theater By The Sea), A Music Box Christmas (Ensemble, Hershey Park); TV: The 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Rockette). Thank you to the entire Ogunquit Playhouse team and Randy Skinner for the chance to dance in this historic show. Love to my parents and Nick, my greatest supporters. To Bonnie, this one's for you.
HARRY WARREN & AL DUBIN (Composer and Lyricist) were legendary tunesmiths both as a team and as individuals. Between the two, their prodigious careers spanned six decades. They wrote Broadway shows and revues and were pioneer songwriters for sound pictures. Their combined output of songs can only be described as astonishing. Al Dubin, born in Switzerland in 1891, died in NY in 1945. Harry Warren was born in Brooklyn in 1893 and passed away in 1981. His first hit song was written in 1922, and he scored his last movie in 1962. His other collaborators included Ira Gershwin, Billy Rose, Joe Young, Gus Kahn, Arthur Freed, Johnny Mercer, Mack Gordon, Mort Dixon, Bud Green and Ralph Blane.
MICHAEL STEWART (Book) scored on Broadway the first time when he won a Tony for his Bye, Bye, Birdie libretto. He was the librettist for Carnival (Drama Critics Circle Award) and Hello, Dolly! which won him both a Tony and Drama Critics prize. He also wrote the books for George M! (with Francine and John Pascal), Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour, and 42nd Street (with Mark Bramble), Harrigan And Hart, I Love My Wife, and the lyrics for Barnum. Mr. Stewart died in 1987.
MARK BRAMBLE (Co-Author) was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for his work on 42nd Street. He began his theatrical career working for David Merrick. He directed 42nd Street in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Amsterdam and is the author of Barnum (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Musical) and The Three Musketeers and co-author (with Michael Stewart) of The Grand Tour; Treasure Island, Elizabeth and Essex, and 42nd Street (Tony Award Best Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Musical of the Year). He directed the rock and roll extravaganza Fat Pig for the Leicester Haymarket Theatre in England, Notre Dame, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, at Saddler’s Wells in London; and created the radio musical In With the Old for the BBC. He is a member of the society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers and the Dramatists Guild. Mr. Bramble passed away on February 19, 2019.
GOWER CHAMPION (Director and Choreographer of original 42nd Street) was awarded the Tony Award for Best Choreography for 42nd Street and also won the Dramatists Desk Award in the same category. His name is synonymous with some of the greatest musicals in Broadway history. He was the director and choreographer for Lend an Ear, Bye, Bye Birdie (for which he won Tony Awards as Director and Choreographer), Carnival (Tony nomination for Direction), Hello, Dolly! (two more Tony Awards for direction and choreography), I Do! I Do!, The Happy Time (two more Tony awards), Sugar, Irene, and Mack and Mabel. He died in 1980.
DONALD JOHNSTON (Musical Adaptation and Arrangements/Additional Orchestrations) arranged dance music for the original production of 42nd Street and conducted its last two years on Broadway. He also arranged and conducted numerous Broadway and other shows. He toured and recorded as a jazz pianist/arranger, orchestrating CD recordings including the award-winning The Night of the Hunter. Donald passed away in 2002.
RANDY SKINNER (Director/Choreographer) Broadway shows include: 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Ain’t Broadway Grand (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Dames At Sea (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), After The Night And The Music (MTC/Friedman Theatre); For City Center Encores: Do Re Mi, Of Thee I Sing, Face The Music, No No Nanette, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lady Be Good, On Your Toes; Off-Broadway: Lone Star Love (Lucille Lortel nomination); Kennedy Center: Broadway: Three Generations; West End: Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, 42nd Street (Olivier nomination); Los Angeles: Stormy Weather (with Leslie Uggams/Pasadena Playhouse), 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); Goodspeed Opera: Babes In Arms, George M, Lucky In The Rain; Lincoln Center/PBS: Show Boat with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra; Mr. Skinner’s ‘taps’ can be heard on the recordings of Sondheim At The Movies, 110 In The Shade, Strike Up The Band, Lucky In The Rain. He has received the LA Drama Critics, LA Drama-logue, Bay Area Theatre Critics, Connecticut Critics Circle, and Cleveland Times Theatre Awards. Columbus native and graduate of Ohio State University.
SARA BRIANS (Associate Choreographer) is an award-winning director, choreographer and educator based in NYC. She made her Broadway debut in the 2000 revival of 42nd Street and is honored to be working alongside Mr. Skinner on this production at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Sara’s choreography credits include Spring Awakening, Follies (NYIT Award), Rock Of Ages, Man of La Mancha, The Full Monty, Big Fish, Chicago, Ring of Fire, Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, Pippin, The Gondoliers, The Trouble With Doug, and Newton’s Cradle. She has directed and choreographed Godspell and City of Angels. Sara’s other Broadway credits include The Terms Of My Surrender, Matilda, Billy Elliot, White Christmas, and After the Night and the Music. She has worked at City Center, Encores!, The Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Alley Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Theatre Aspen, Joe’s Pub, The Duke, The 92nd Street Y, Town Hall, and Merkin Hall.
JEFFREY CAMPOS (Music Director) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Grumpy Old Men the Musical, Oklahoma!, White Christmas, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Saturday Night Fever, Victor/Victoria, The Witches of Eastwick, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Joseph… Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Sunset Boulevard; National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma, Annie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Regional: Arvada Center, Gateway Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, Cortland Rep., Cohoes Music Hall; NYC: A Stoop on Orchard Street (Off-Broadway); NYC Mayor's Awards for Arts and Culture; Astoria Performing Arts Center, Gallery Players, NYMF, NYC Fringe, The Producer’s Club. Orchestrations: Broadway Backwards (American Airlines Theatre). He is also on the music staff for Royal Caribbean International.
DOUGLAS SCHMIDT (Original Scenic Design) Mr. Schmidt’s work has been seen extensively on and Broadway, regional theatres, American and international opera houses, arenas, theme parks and on television and film in over 250 productions in the last 50 years. His many Broadway credits include the original NY production of Grease that went on to play a record breaking 3,388 performances. Three time nominee for the Tony Award, he has been honored with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Award for Distinguished Achievement in Scene Design and The Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. This spring he designed the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons for The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York.
RICHARD LATTA (Lighting Design) designed last season’s Oklahoma!, An American in Paris (IRNE Award Nomination), Grumpy Old Men the Musical and Jersey Boys. He is currently the longest serving employee of the Ogunquit Playhouse; beginning as a crew member in 1985 and as a Lighting Designer since 1987. In that time he's designed hundreds of shows and watched in amazement as the Playhouse evolved from its humble Summer Stock beginnings to a producing entity that presents musical classics, re-inventions of more recent musicals and gives life to brand new shows. For that he thanks the many Electricians, Programmers, Associates and Follow Spot Operators who participated in making the Playhouse great, with an extra shout out to Travis Maynard.
ED CHAPMAN (Sound Design) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Ink (2019 Tony Award Nomination, Associate Sound Designer, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), Travesties (2018 Tony Award Nomination, Associate Sound Designer, American Airlines Theatre); National Tour Sound Designs: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2015-2016), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2013-2017), A Christmas Story (2014-2017), The Producers (2015), Guys and Dolls (2014-2015); Off-Broadway Sound Designs: Jasper in Deadland (West End Theatre), Bedbugs (Chernuchin Theatre); Regional Sound Designs: Over 20 productions at Weston Playhouse, notably Mamma Mia! (2016 Berkshire Theatre Award Nomination), Holiday Inn (2018 Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award Nomination, Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival), Georgia McBride and Next to Normal (TheatreWorks Hartford), Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage Company), Shrek (Walnut Street Theatre); International Tour: The Joker’s Game (World Premiere in China). Mr. Chapman sends much love and thanks to parents, John and Gayle, and family Kate, Mary Ann, Johnny, and Eddie.
ROXANNE DE LUNA (Wig Design) is pleased to make her second design at the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Elf the Musical (Wig Designer, 2018 Christmas Season), 2018 Season (Wig & Makeup Shop Supervisor), 2017 Season (Wig & Makeup Shop Supervisor); LORT-D: My Fair Lady (Wig Designer, PlayMakers Repertory Company), Intimate Apparel (Wig Master, PlayMakers Repertory Company). Wig & Makeup Assistant- Glimmerglass Festival Seasons 2013-2015, Central City Opera Season 2016, Kansas City Lyric Opera: Marriage of Figaro (2016), Sarasota Opera House Winter Seasons 2016-2019. She was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at New Mexico State University and moved to Ohio to graduate with her Master of Arts from University of Cincinnati- Conservatory of Music in Wig & Makeup Design, 2015.
ANTHONY C. DANIEL (Casting Director) Casting: Ogunquit Playhouse's productions of Anything Goes, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Disneyís 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. www.anthonycdaniel.com
KAREN PARLATO (Production Stage Manager) is excited to be doing her third production of one of her favorite shows, 42nd Street. Credits at the Playhouse include the IRNE-winning An American in Paris, last season's Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Ragtime, From Here to Eternity, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Million Dollar Quartet, and Sister Act, as well as all the Playhouse holiday shows at The Music Hall: Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, and Elf. Off-Broadway productions include Silence! The Musical, Triassic Parq, The Fantasticks, Revolution in the Elbow..., Bingo: The Musical, Frankenstein, Charles Busch's Cleopatra, and others. Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera. She is also the stage manager for Denman Theatre & Dance Company. Twitter: @headsetchatter.
DANIEL EVERETT (Assistant Stage Manager) saw his first production at the Ogunquit Playhouse at the age of eleven. Ogunquit Playhouse: Elf, An American in Paris, White Christmas, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, 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, Gateway Playhouse, West Virginia Public Theatre. Special thanks to his family for all their support.
JASON LIEBSON (Associate Music Director) is thrilled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. New York: A Chorus Line (The Gallery Players), Evelyn: A New Musical (Dixon Place); Regional: James and the Giant Peach (Chance Theater), Celebrate You! (Musical Theatre West); Director: Sweeney Todd (5 National Youth Arts Awards, Chapman University); Various projects with East West Players, Dancers Responding to AIDS, Theatre Now New York, Don't Tell Mama, and Pacific Symphony. Alumni of The Young Americans. Love to the family and friends!
AMANDA WOODWARD (Production Manager) is elated to be joining the Ogunquit Playhouse family after ending her touring career with FELD Entertainment. Amanda has worked over 20 years in the industry wearing many hats, but most recently spent 6 years with Norwegian Cruise Line as Entertainment Production Manager/ Project Manager overseeing new shows and installing entertainment on new ships and new shows during operations on older ships; all while she was a freelance TD for Boone High School (Orlando, FL) and lived/worked in NYC for 13 years as a PSM, LD, Programmer, Entertainer, and had her own organization business. Other Companies Amanda has worked with include The Imagination House (Double Dare Live!) American Family Theater (8 Tours), The Santa Fe Opera, The Cumberland County Playhouse, The Brick Theater, Orlando Reparatory Theater and various Off-Broadway theaters.
GEOF DOLAN (Technical Director) is returning for his 13th season as the 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 12 seasons) has designed award-winning parade floats and designs many of the Children’s Theatre shows. Their daughter Ash is an aspiring writer and artist.
CHERYL DOLAN (Resident Scenic Charge) has returned to the Ogunquit Playhouse for her 12th season. After taking over as Resident Scenic Charge nine years ago, she has designed several Children's Theatre sets, as well as adding her artistic eye to many of the main stage productions. Since falling in love with the Ogunquit Playhouse, Cheryl, her husband Geof Dolan (the Ogunquit Playhouse Technical Director) and their daughter Ash, 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 of you.
KENT BRIDGES (Managing Director) is a seasoned business leader with 30 years of experience in business administration, finance and strategic planning both in the private sector and as an independent consultant. He joined Ogunquit Playhouse in the fall of 2017. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Artistic Director, dedicated managers and staff, the community, and the organization’s business partners, Kent’s focus is to strengthen the theatre’s financial position, guide its long-term future, and ensure its rich and well-respected legacy is firmly secured. A native of Presque Isle, Maine, Kent returned to the state in late 2014 after a successful career in the Washington, D.C. metro area. He is excited to be back in Maine and to call Ogunquit his home.
BRIAN J. SWASEY (Associate Producer) 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.
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 America's pre-eminent regional theatres with a three-season performance schedule and 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. 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.