CAST AND CREATIVE
JOHN PAUL ALMON (Warner Purcell) Broadway/Nationals: Side Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel (Tussaud), Candide (Lincoln Center), Parade (Peavy), Phantom: the Vegas Spectacular (Bouquet), My Fair Lady (Kaparthy, Kennedy Center), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (last twelve seasons). Regional: World Premiere of The Bridges of Madison County (Williamstown), Romeo and Bernadette (Carbonnell Award Winner, Coconut Grove/Paper Mill Playhouse) Camille Claudel (Goodspeed). Recent Favorites: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Chairman), Les Miserables (Javert), Man of La Mancha (Padre), Treasure Island (Squire Trelawney) JP actually received his Equity card here at OP eons ago and is sincerely thrilled to finally be back!
REED CAMPBELL (Cheech) is overjoyed to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tours: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Cookie McGee). Off-Broadway: Important Hats Of The Twentieth Century (Kern, Manhattan Theatre Club), The Comedy Of Errors (Officer, The Public Theater- Shakespeare in the Park). Regional: The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot (Judas Iscariot, Stage 773). TV: “Orange Is The New Black” (C.O. Will Frank), “The Blacklist: Redemption” (Guard). New Media: “BROdway” (Co-creator), “Broadway Late Night” on The Broadway Channel & Broadway.com (Producer/writer/co-star). Proud graduate of The University of Michigan, GO BLUE. Thanks to The Roster and Hyphenate Creative. Love to the best Dad out there, Tim. Always for you, Mom.
JEMMA JANE (Olive Neal) couldn’t be happier to be reprising the role of Olive; a role that she fell in love with while playing this feisty lady on the First National Tour of Bullets Over Broadway. She is also very excited to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut! National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Olive). Overseas Credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Cabaret (Texas), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Miss Saigon and Rent. She is a proud AMDA NY Alumnus.
JOHN ROCHETTE (David Shayne) is humbled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse in beautiful Maine. Broadway: Jersey Boys (Norm Waxman, u/s Tommy, Bob, Nick). Off-Broadway: Blue Man Group (Center Blue Man). Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis), Spamalot (Sir Lancelot), Wedding Singer (Sammy), Rocky Horror (Frank N Furter), Take Me Out (Kippy). TV: “Guiding Light”, "One Life to Live", "All My Children." Love to my Jersey family, New Orleans family, my NYC buds, the whole gang at Clear Talent Group, and my beautiful wife, Leslie Rochette. Instagram: @John_Rochette. "What if everything is an illusion and nothing really exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet." - Woody Allen
KENNY MORRIS (Julian Marx) Broadway: Hairspray, Les Miserables, Jacques Brel… (20th Anniv.), The Tenth Man (LCT). National Companies: Kinky Boots, Hairspray Sunset Boulevard, Jolson: the Musical, Doubles (w/Robert Reed); Joseph and the Amazing…(w/David Cassidy), Sessue (Tokyo), Les Miserables (SF Co.). Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor (NY Theater Workshop); A New Brain (LCT). Regional: Funnyman (Arden Theater/Barrymore Award Nom. Best Supporting Actor), Caroline, Or Change (Guthrie Theater Kushner Festival), Visiting Mr. Green (Public Theater of Maine). Films/TV: “The Knick” (Steven Soderbergh, Dir.), “ICE” (Antoine Fuqua, Dir.), “Law & Order: C.I.” (ABC), “Third Watch”(NBC).
MICHELE RAGUSA (Helen Sinclair) is thrilled to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut and teaming up, once again, with director Jeff Whiting! Broadway: Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth), Urinetown (Pennywise), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Titanic (Caroline), A Class Act (Mona), Cyrano. Off Broadway/Other NY: Adrift In Macao (Lortel, Primary Stages, Corinna, Drama League nom/Barrymore Award), Titanic: 20th Anniversary Concert (Alice, Lincoln Center). Regional Credits: Mame, Funny Thing…Forum, Hello Dolly, King and I, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Boeing, Boeing, Annie, Noises Off, Lend/Tenor, Singing/Rain, Into The Woods, Kiss Me Kate, Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls, The Cottage, The Full Monty. Headlines with Symphonies across the country. www.micheleragusa.com @MRagusaNYC
BRIDGET ELISE YINGLING (Ellen) is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Most recently she played Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. She was also a part of the regional premiere of Sister Act at the Ogunquit Playhouse and then Gateway Playhouse. Favorite credits include Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Little Red in Into The Woods, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Carnegie Hall. Thanks to Jeff, Brad and Anthony! And a huge thank you to her Borderlight Family for their endless support. MDDJC – All my love! www.bridgeteliseyingling.com
BLAIRE BAKER (Kay/Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making her debut at Ogunquit Playhouse! National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Kay), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble). Regional: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Taddy Jo, TUTS), Camelot (Ensemble, TUTS), The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake, Arizona Broadway Theatre), My Way (Woman 1, Riverside Center Theatre), Miracle on 34th Street (Doris, La Comedia). BFA, University of Arizona. www.blairebaker.com @thequeenbeebs
JAKE CORCORAN (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! National Tour: Bullets Over Broadway (Mitchell Sabine). Regional: Curtains (Brick Hawvermale, Arvada Center), SWING! (Assistant Choreographer, Little Theatre of the Rockies), Altar Boyz (Choreographer/swing, Little Theatre of the Rockies). Choreography: Spring Awakening (University of Northern Colorado), Once in a Lifetime (University of Northern Colorado). Thank you to my loving family and friends. @jake_corceography @foundationhallproductions
ELIZABETH DUGAS (Ensemble) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tour: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble, u/s Olive). The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier, The Merry Widow, Bluebeard’s Castle, Die Fledermaus. Rigoletto (Ballet). AEA Lab: The Beast in the Jungle (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: The Orion Experience (Dancer/Aerialist), The Awesome 80s Prom (u/s The Heathers). Regional: The Will Rogers Follies (Ensemble, Arizona Broadway Theatre). Numerous commercials, music videos & company work. Endless thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Kim, Vinny, Bloc & the pups! Go Blue! www.elizabethdugas.com
CARISSA FIORILLO (Ensemble) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette), Guys And Dolls National Tour (Ensemble, Dance Captain, Swing). She would love to thank LDC and her wonderful family. Especially her spectacular mother, Liz. www.carissa-fiorillo.com
DAN HIGGINS (Ensemble) is excited to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. World Premier: Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz (Ensemble/Dance Captain, Flat Rock Playhouse). National Tours: West Side Story (Diesel, u/s Riff) and Elf (Ensemble). Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Ensemble, Goodspeed Opera House), Mary Poppins (Bert, Jenny Wiley), Singin' in the Rain (Don Lockwood, Plays in the Park), and 9 to 5 (Joe, Jenny Wiley). Other Credits: Tokyo Disney Sea (Mystic Rhythms). Studied Musical Theatre at Penn State University. He would like to thank the creative team and his family for their love and support.
JUSTIN JUTRAS (Ensemble) is excited to be eating lobster and making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (1st National Tour, The Hot Dog Man), The Wedding Singer (1st National Tour, Sammy), Grease! starring Frankie Avalon (Doody) Regional: RENT (Roger Davis), Grease (Kenickie), Camelot (Lancelot u/s). Love and thanks to friends and family, the creative team, The Roster, and clarified butter. B.A. from Rhode Island College. @justinjutras
PATRICK LAVALLEE (Ensemble) Back to back summers at Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Anything Goes (Quartet), Chicago (Bailiff), Spamalot. National Tours: Billy Elliot (Ensemble), Movin’ Out (Sargent O’Leary), 42nd Street (Andy Lee). Broadway Lab: Top Hat. Regional: Billy Elliot (Fulton, MUNY, NSMT, Gateway, Maltz), Singin’ in the Rain (Roscoe, Arts Center), South Pacific (Riverside), Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha, TOTS), The Producers (Bryan, TBTS), Crazy for You (Custus, TBTS), Thoroughly Modern Millie (MTW), Wizard of Oz (Nikko, MTW), Sweet Charity (MTW) West Side Story (Arab, Palace), Pippin (Lewis, Palace). Film: Hail Caeser! Commercials: Budweiser, CNN. BA from OCU. Thanks to my parents, friends, bloc and Brad.
WILL MANN (Ensemble) is stoked to perform in Maine for the first time. Maine being the 37th state in which he’s performed! Broadway: Memphis (Bobby). National Tours: Memphis (Bobby, 1st National Company), Billy Elliot (Mr. Braithwaite, 1st National Company and Toronto Company), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Judah, Original Company, Dir./Chor. Andy Blankenbuhler), Wonderful Town (Speedy Valenti, 1st National Company) Elf: The Musical (Chadwick, u/s Santa & SM, Winter ’15). Regional: Shrek (Shrek, Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Ragtime (Coalhouse, Surflight Theatre) Bella: An American Tall Tale (Mr. Dinwiddie, Dallas Theatre Center). Love to my grandmothers and thanks to DDO. www.willmannVO.com @WillSing4Food
BRIAN MARTIN (Ensemble) is delighted to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse this summer! OP: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Daniel) National Tour: Bullets Over Broadway (u/s Cheech), Beauty and the Beast (u/s Lumiere), Elf, Guys and Dolls. Regional favorites: Mary Poppins (Papermill Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Bobby, Surflight Theatre), Tarzan (Tarzan, Wagon Wheel Theatre). Training: BFA, Western Michigan University; RADA. Special love and thanks to BBR, Jeff, and my family. @btmartz
VANESSA MITCHELL (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: Victor/Victoria (Ensemble). National Tour: 42nd Street (Lorraine/Ensemble). Regional: 42nd Street (Diane/Ensemble, Gateway Playhouse), Singin’ In The Rain (Ensemble, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), A Music Box Christmas (Dance Captain/Ensemble, Hersheypark). NYC: New York Couture Fashion Week (Dancer, ALMA NYC), 2017 Ellie Awards (Dancer). Canada: Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show (Singer/Dancer), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II (Singer), Royal Visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton (Dancer). Music Video: “Strings” by Baby Raptors (Featured Actress/Dancer). Instagram: @vemovasnena. Thanks to my family for their endless support!
CORINNE MUNSCH (Ensemble) is elated to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tour: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble/Eden US), Elf (Ensemble), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Sarah Kines). Regional: Mary Poppins (Swing, Paper Mill Playhouse), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie, Ocean Professional) TV: “High Maintenance” (Girly Girl). BFA in Musical Theatre from Otterbein University. Many thanks to the Ogunquit team, Jeff, and the creative team for this beautiful experience. And much love to the Munsch Bunch, Lisa and theTPG, and her fave Jesus.
KAYLEE OLSON (Ensemble) is delighted to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Broadway: Crazy for You: 25th Anniversary Concert Performance (Ensemble/Sheila, Lincoln Center). Regional: Sweet Charity (Ponytail girl, Broward Stage Door). Tour: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble, 1st National tour), Anything Goes (Ensemble, National tour). I'd like to thank my family back in Oregon, my family at Innovative Dance, and all of the incredible people involved with this show!
JOEY ORTOLANI (Ensemble, Dance Captain) is excited to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble) Regional: Crazy For You (Custus, u/s Zangler), West Side Story (Indio, Finger Lakes MTF), How to Succeed… (Peterson, u/s Finch, Theatre By The Sea). Chicago (Harry, Arts Center Coastal Carolina), The Four Piano Men (Palace Theatre, NH). Television: “Saturday Night Live” (Dancer w/Jimmy Fallon). Unending gratitude to Jeff Whiting, Susan Stroman, B.A.Z. & Lucille DiCampli (Artist Rep). Love to Mom, Dad, Aunt P, Uncle Mike, Family, Karen & Krista, all the Bullets Beaus & Babes, and My Curtis.
KELLY PETERSON (Ensemble) is thrilled to maker her debut at Ogunquit Playhouse in Bullets Over Broadway! Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Swing, Asst. Dance Captain, u/s Ellen), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette). Regional: The Producers (Swing, Papermill Playhouse). BFA Candidate of the Commercial Dance Program at Pace School of Performing Arts. Much thanks to Jeff, Robbie, and everyone in casting for this wonderful opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad, and Megan.
LEXIE PLATH (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Ogunquit Playhouse debut! National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble, u/s Ellen and Olive), Anything Goes (Virtue, u/s Erma). Regional: Young Frankenstein (Inga, Timberlake Playhouse), Les Miserables (Fantine, Timberlake Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Sheila, Timberlake Playhouse), Chicago (Hunyak, Wagon Wheel Theatre). All the love to my family and Conor. www.lexieplath.com
IAN SAUNDERS (Ensemble) is very excited to make his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tour: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble). Regional: Wonderful Town (Ensemble, Goodman Theatre). Mary Poppins (Ensemble, Kansas City Starlight). Guys and Dolls (Ensemble, Goodspeed). On the Town (Ensemble, The Marriott Theatre). A Chorus Line (Mike, Connecticut Repertory Theatre). The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2, Connecticut Repertory Theatre). Film: Bernie (Commmunity Theatre Performer). Ian would like to thank Jeff, Robbie, The Roster, and all of his family.
VINCENT PASTORE (Nick Valenti) is returning to the role of Nick Valenti, which he originated in the original Broadway Production of Bullets Over Broadway. He has also has played the role of Amos Hart in Chicago. His Off-Broadway roles include Queen for the Day and Lampost Reunion. He is the Co-Founder of the Renegade Theatre Group with Maureen Van Zandt. He is known for his work on “The Sopranos”, “Gotti”, “The Practice.” Film work includes Revolver, Made, and The Hurricane.
SALLY STRUTHERS (Eden Brent) 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. Ms. Struthers’ television movies include: A Gun in the House, And Your Name is Jonah, The Great Houdinis, Hey… I’m Alive, In The Best Interest of the Children, Deadly Silence, My Husband is Missing, and Intimate Strangers. Sally co-starred in two legendary motion pictures in the 70’s: Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. Sally’s first two Broadway forays were in Wally’s Café with Rita Moreno and Jimmy Coco and Neil Simon’s female version of the Odd Couple with Brenda Vaccaro. For three years she starred as “Miss Mamie Lynch” on Broadway and on tour in the Tommy Tune production of Grease. In the 20th Anniversary 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. For thirty years, Sally Struthers worked tirelessly 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.
JEFF WHITING (Director/Choreographer) Broadway (Associate Director/Choreographer): Bullets Over Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Wicked (5th Anniversary), Little Dancer, Young Frankenstein, Big Fish. National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway, Young Frankenstein, Hairspray, The Producers, Louis and Ella, Rockin’ Road to Dublin. Recent: Chasing Rainbows (World Premiere), James Taylor Live (Carnegie Hall), Gypsy (Capital), Loch Lomond, It Happened in Key West, Cookies (NYMF), The Scottsboro Boys (Philadelphia), Big (Milwaukee), Big Fish (Milwaukee), Single Wide (NYMF), Faustus (NYFA), To Dance (TRU). Upcoming: Crazy For You, The Baker’s Wife, In The Light, The Imaginary, Fame: Talent Springs Eternal. Jeff is the creator and founder of Stage Write Software, Founding Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, and was featured in a TED Talk sharing his philosophy of “Open Jar Thinking”. Jeffwhiting.com
ROBBIE COWAN (Music Director/Conductor) is feeling "wild" to be making his OP debut with Bullets Over Broadway! National Tour: Bullets Over Broadway, Anything Goes, Elf, Shrek, Damn Yankees. Regional: multiple seasons at the New London Barn Playhouse (Moss Hart award, New Hampshire Theater "Best Music Direction" award), Triassic Parq, Sweeney Todd (Bay Area theater awards, Ray Of Light Theater), and many more. B. A., Gonzaga University, M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Thanks to Jeff for your continued generosity and collaboration, to Bradford, Brian, and Rick, and to Elliott and the fam.
JASON ARDIZZONE-WEST (Scenic Design) Recent & upcoming designs include the world premiere of Hungry, What Did You Expect?, & Women of a Certain Age (The Public Theater, international tour & BroadwayHD, w/ Susan Hilferty), 36th Marathon of One Act Plays (The Ensemble Studio Theater), Bullets Over Broadway (National Tour, NETworks Presentations),The Royale (Cleveland Playhouse), ETHEL Circus - Wandering City (Asolo Theatre), Illyria (The Public Theater, w/ Susan Hilferty). As a Broadway associate set designer, Jason has worked on: American Psycho, The Crucible, Bullets Over Broadway, Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, and Harry Potter & The Cursed Child (Broadway). Jason is a member of USA 829. www.ardizzonewest.com
WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Design) most recently won his sixth Tony Award for his designs for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Other Broadway Credits include: Chicago, Big Fish, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, Curtains, Grey Gardens (Tony Award), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Streetcar Named Desire, La Cage Aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Cabaret, Contact (Hewes Award), The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Swing, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Crazy for You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk Award), A Christmas Carol, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards). Recent Off-Broadway productions include Bunty Berman Presents, Lucky Guy and The School for Lies. Mr. Long has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005, and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June 2012.
RICH LATTA (Lighting Design) Recent Work: In the Heights, The Foreigner, 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, Bradley & Jen and all at the Playhouse.
KEN GOODWIN (Sound Designer) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Groundhog Day (Assistant Sound Designer, August Wilson Theatre), On The Town (Assistant Sound Designer, Lyric Theatre), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Assistant Sound Designer, Belasco Theatre). Off-Broadway: The Total Bent (Assistant Sound Designer, Public Theatre), The Wildness Sky-Pony’s Rock Fairy Tale (Associate Sound Designer, Ars Nova), Dry Powder (Associate Sound Designer, Public Theatre). Regional: Engagements (Sound Designer, Barrington Stage Co), One Day When We Were Young (Sound Designer, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), A Doctor In Spite of Himself (Sound Designer, Yale Repertory Theatre & Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Realistic Joneses (Sound Designer, Yale Repertory Theatre).
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, 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 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
JASON BROUILLARD (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to make his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Big Fish, Spider-Man, The Best Man, Bonnie & Clyde, Baby It’s You, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, LoveMusik, Hairspray, Frog and Toad, Dance of The Vampires and The Civil War. Kennedy Center: Little Dancer. A.R.T.: The Last Two People On Earth - An Apocalyptic Vaudeville. Tours: An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, Ragtime, Chess and Company. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love, Satchmo At The Waldorf, The Cocoanuts, If I Forget. Much love to Gracey, Vivianne and his wife Tanya!
JOSHUA PILOTE (Assistant Stage Manager) OP: Priscilla, QOTD, Victor/Victoria, Fiddler…, 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, Into The Woods (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 Jason, Kingston family, and the OP Stage Crew. B.A.: The College of Idaho. Proud AEA Member. Instagram: @co_pilote
BRADLEY ALLAN ZARR (Associate Director/Choreographer) National Tours: The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Spamalot, Catch Me If You Can, Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes, and most recently Susan Stroman’s Bullets Over Broadway (Warner Purcell & Dance Captain). Endless gratitude to Jeff for this tremendous opportunity, Susan Stroman for this terrific gift of a show and to this generous cast, crew, and orchestra. www.bradleyallanzarr.co
SEAN PETER FORTE (Associate Musical Director) is a California-grown, New York City-based musical director, pianist, arranger, and coach and is excited to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut with Bullets Over Broadway. Broadway: A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder. Tour: Into the Woods. Regional: La Cage aux Folles, Seussical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cinderella, Sweeney Todd. Cruise: CATS (Royal Caribbean).
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) s 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 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.
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) 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.