CAST AND CREATIVE
KEVIN AICHELE (Milton Warden) is very excited to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Selected credits: Mamma Mia! (Sam, Theatre Aquarius); Sound Of Music (Captain Von Trapp, Opera On The Avalon); Million Dollar Quartet (Johnny Cash, Globe Theatre); The Buddy Holly Story (The Big Bopper, The Grand Theatre); From Here To Eternity (Warden, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); Les Miserables (Javert, Rainbow Stage); Sweeney Todd (Betty Mitchell Award, Sweeney, Vertigo Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas, Stage West); Company (Bobby, DryCold Productions); Oliver (Bill Sykes, The Stirling Festival); Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler, Massey Hall); Urinetown (Lockstock, Persephone Theatre); Spamalot (Galahad, The Citadel Theatre); Mary Poppins (Northbrook, Theatre Calgary). Film and TV credits include; Something Beneath, Faces in The Crowd, True Crime, Sunnyside, and The Pinkertons. Huge thanks to my patient and loving partner Marisa for putting up with my never being home, and to our dog Evie who never seems to mind.
DEREK CARLEY (Robert E. Lee Prewitt) is thrilled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! National Tour: Flashdance (1st National Tour). Regional: Ghost (Sam Wheat, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Daddy Long Legs (Jervis, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Titanic (Charles Clarke, St. Louis MUNY), Big (Jost Baskin, Wagon Wheel Theatre), Gay Bride of Frankenstein (Thad, Seacoast Rep). Film: The Billionaire (upcoming). TV: Notorious (David Baxter, ABC). Mr. Carley is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned his BFA in Musical Theatre. Many, many thanks to Brett and Robin for making this possible. As always, for Jenna.
BRADLEY DEAN (Lieutenant Dana Holmes) returns to Ogunquit Playhouse where he was seen last season as Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Norte Dame (IRNE nomination). Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, A Little Night Music, The Last Ship, Doctor Zhivago, Evita, The Story of My Life, Company, Man of La Mancha, Jane Eyre, Spamalot. NYC: A New Brain (City Center Encores), The Most Happy Fella (City Center Encores), Walmartopia (Minetta Lane), The Big Time (NYMF) Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic/PBS). National Tours: Spamalot (Sir Galahad), Evita (Che, IRNE Nomination). International Tours: Jekyll and Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter). Regional Highlights: Fly (Dallas Theater Center, World Premiere), A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter Theater, World Premiere), Camelot (Goodspeed Opera House), Falsettos (Barrington Stage Co.), Funny Girl (North Shore) Follies (St. Louis Rep.) Upcoming Projects: Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha (Arizona Theater Company), Molokov in Chess (Kennedy Center), the title roles in Jekyll and Hyde (Casa Manana), and a solo concert tour in Croatia and Bosnia.
ROBYN HURDER (Karen Holmes) is thrilled to be returning to her native state and the Playhouse! Previously seen at OP as Norma Cassidy in Victor/Victoria. Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie Muldoon), Grease (Marty), Chicago (Mona, Roxie u/s), Wedding Singer (Holly u/s), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Violet). NYCC Encores!: The New Yorkers (Lola McGee), Paint Your Wagon (Cherry Jourdell). Off Broadway: Play It Cool (Lena Starling). NYMF: The Broadway Dolls-Tour De Fierce. National Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Spamalot, Starlight Express (Pearl). Regional: Crazy For You (Polly Baker, Drury Lane Theatre). Kiss Me Kate (Lois Lane, 2016 Helen Hayes Award Recipient for Best Supporting Actress and 2016 Emery Battis Award for Excellence in Acting Recipient, Shakespeare Theatre Company). Chicago (Roxie, Mason Street Warehouse). Favorite roles to date: Wife to Clyde, Mother to Hudson.
JENNA NICOLE SCHOEN (Lorene) is excited to make her debut at the beautiful Ogunquit Playhouse! Tours: Jersey Boys. Regional: CATS, Spamalot (Pittsburgh CLO), Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed), CATS, La Cage Aux Folles, Spamalot (Theatre By The Sea). Boston Conservatory ‘14. Thank you to Brett & Ogunquit for the opportunity to tell this beautiful story. Love to The Mine, my family & Keith. @jnschoen
MICHAEL TACCONI (Maggio) is making his Ogunquit debut. Off-Broadway: Bare (Nick, Jason u/s, New World Stages). Regional: From Here to Eternity (Maggio, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), A Little More Alive (Jeremy, Barrington Stage and Kansas City Rep), Next To Normal (Elliot Norton Award Winner for Best Actor, Gabe, Speakeasy Stage). TV: The Family (ABC), I Love You…But I Lied (LMN), Webseries: Indoor Boys (Aaron, Huffpost), as well as readings and workshops of plays in both NY and LA. Thanks to my family for their love and support, and thanks to the creative team for their direction and loyalty.
REED CAMPBELL (Judson) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse after playing "Cheech" in Ogunquit's production of Bullets Over Broadway earlier this summer. 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) now on Broadway.com. 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.
JASON MICHAEL EVANS (Isaac Bloom) is delighted to be back at Ogunquit Playhouse, where he was seen last winter as The Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. NYC credits: Passion directed by John Doyle (Private Augenti, Giorgio u/s, NY cast recording), On Your Toes with Encores! at NY City Center (Hank Smith). Selected regional credits: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad), Oklahoma! (Curly), South Pacific (Cable), My Niece is Cuter Than Yours (Isabelle), 9 to 5 (Joe), Sushi for Toddlers (Maxime' Paul). TV: Madam Secretary, General Hospital. Love to Talentworks, everyone at Ogunquit, Kathryn, and my endlessly supportive family and friends. CG4L.
JODI KIMURA (Mrs. Kipfur) originally from Maui, Hawaii and based in LA is thrilled to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut! US Broadway Tour: South Pacific (Helen Hayes nominee, Bloody Mary), UK Broadway Tour: South Pacific (Bloody Mary). Regional: If All the Sky Were Paper (Testuko Tanaka, Kennedy Center, D.C. with Kirk Douglas, LA with Annette Benning, and Laura Dern), Another Side of the Island (Juno, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, FL and Alpine Theatre Project, MT with Olympia Dukakis) World Goes Round (Woman 3, Riverside Theater, FL), Xanadu (Melpomene, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, SC), Full Monty (Vicki, ATP, MT), Godspell (Sonia, ATP, MT), Spelling Bee (Marcy, ATP, MT), Ruddigore (Mad Margaret) and Gondoliers (Tessa, Colorado Gilbert and Sullivan Festival with John Reed, OBE), Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry, Ascot Theatre, CO.) Special mahalo and aloha to Brett and everyone at Ogunquit, to Dustin and The Mine and much love to my family and Amber-Sky. www.jodikimura.com
TONY NAUMOVSKI (Ike Galovitch) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Off-Broadway: Final Analysis (Stalin, Signature Theatre), The Birds (Nat, 59E59 Theatres), Wide Awake Hearts (C, 59E59 Theatres), Retzach (The Father, 59E59 Theatres). Film: Run All Night (Saimir), Alina (Alexei), What About Us? (Brad), Us A: Love Story (Thomas), This is Not An American Movie, (The Boxer). TV: Big Dogs (Winter 2018, Reza), In Treatment (Vlado), Daredevil (Dmitry), Forever (Asif), Orange Is The New Black (Oleg). Indie Theater: The Dimond Eater (NY Innovative Theater Awards Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor 2014, Dietz), Kentucky Cantata (NY Innovative Theater Awards Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor 2015, Kareem), The Bacchae (NY Innovative Theater Awards Nominee for Outstanding Original Score 2016, Tiresias). Tony is fluent in five languages and has working proficiency in seven. www.tonynaumovskirotino.com
CEASAR F. BARAJAS (Ensemble) is a Spiritual Warrior honored to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. A multi-hyphenated performer with International credits, some Regional favorites include: Man of La Mancha (Pedro, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Ensemble Award Nominee), In the Heights (Graffiti Pete/Assoc. Choreographer, Walnut St Theatre), Miss Saigon (GI/Ensemble, TUTS). Film & TV (selected): Hello Again (opposite Audra McDonald), L.A.dy Dior (opposite Marion Cotillard), The Last O.G. (opposite Tracy Morgan), Alpha House, Mia Michaels’ Lost Boys. Please visit www.ceasarfbarajas.com for a FULL spectrum of really cool stuff he gets to do. THANK YOU Brett Smock, Robin Levine & Anthony Daniel. My Love and Gratitude to my "ride or dies", Irene & Gina at DDO Artists Agency, mi familia, and my #TEAM.
JODI BLUESTEIN (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Parade (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Oliver! (Nancy, Jenny Wiley Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator, Sugarloaf PAC), CATS (Grizabella, Artistree Theatre). New York Theatre: LaChiusa’s The Wild Party (Mae, B-Side Productions), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes, The Secret Theatre). Tours: Disney On Classic with the Tokyo Philharmonic. Jodi has also performed with orchestras in Singapore, Taipei, and El Salvador. Immense gratitude to Brett, Robin, the cast, crew, the entire Ogunquit team, and to my incredible support system. For my Grandpa Bernie.
LEXI CARTER (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Regional: How To Succeed in Business… (Rosemary/Ensemble u/s, Flat Rock Playhouse), Gypsy (Marjorie May/Ensemble, Flat Rock Playhouse), Grease (Rizzo, Wagon Wheel), Oklahoma! (Laurey Williams, McLeod Summer Playhouse). Elon University: Little Women (Jo March), Light In The Piazza (Margaret Johnson), Titanic (Katherine McGowan). Elon MT’17. Thank you to family, my love, and CGF for their endless support. Chronicles 16:34.
www.lexi-carter.com IG: @_lexicarter_
MILIKA CHERÉE (Ensemble) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! National: Ragtime (Harlem Ensemble, Phoenix Entertainment). She would like to thank Ogunquit Playhouse and Brett Smock for this amazing opportunity!
JESSE CORBIN (Ensemble) is excited to make his premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Off-Broadway: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Peter/Aslan/Mr. Tumnus, St. Luke’s Theatre), The Years (Andrew, Fourth Street Theatre). Regional: The First Noel (Kenneth, The Apollo Theatre), Hairspray (Link Larkin, Mill Mountain Theatre). A shout out to my family for encouraging me to always learn & grow and to my boyfriend Jelani, my prince. Col 1:18 @jessemcorbin
MIKE DINNEEN (Ensemble) Ogunquit Playhouse debut! Other credits include: Parade (Merry-Go-Round), South Pacific (Westchester Broadway), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Spamalot (St. Michael’s Playhouse), The Christians (Playwrights Horizons), multiple Disney Cruise Line appearances, National/Regional Tours of Legally Blonde and Brigadoon. Many thanks to the brilliant Brett Smock, Tim, Carly, his dad, Jaclyn (these aren’t in any order, Jaclyn), and his very loving and very energetic mother for absolutely everything that she does. www.mikedinneen.com
STEPHANIE FEEBACK (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional: South Pacific (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre). Stephanie is a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University. Special thanks to Hudson Artists Agency and, as always, her Mom and Dad.
JON HACKER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Jersey Boys (Joey, Frankie Valli u/s, August Wilson Theatre). National Tour: Newsies (Oscar Delancey, Jack Kelly u/s). Regional: Spring Awakening (Melchior, Herbst Theatre), Les Miserables (Marius, Weathervane Playhouse), Next to Normal (Henry, Human Race Theatre), Torch Song Trilogy (Alan, Human Race Theatre). Film: Live to Tell ( P.O. Crabtree, prod. by David Otunga). BFA, Wright State University. Many thanks to casting, The Mine and the creative team. All my love to my beautiful wife, Taryn.
CLAYTON HOWE (Ensemble) is grateful to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Parade (Ensemble, Fingerlakes MTF). Disney Cruise Line. SUNY Fredonia. Clay would like to thank Bart, Diann, Cassie, Chip, and Nakiya for their love and support. Much thanks to Brett for this wonderful opportunity! IG: @inclaynation
RYAN J MACCONNELL (Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tour: Flashdance the musical (Andy, Nick u/s), Rebel Rebel: The Many Lives of David Bowie (David Bowie). Regional: Aida (Glimmerglass), The Music Man (Glimmerglass), Johnny Johnson (Anguish Howington, Glimmerglass), In The Company of Dancers (Kitchen Theatre Company), Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (NYMF). BFA from Ithaca College. Thanks to this creative team, The Mine, my supportive family, Cecil & Alex. Semper Fi, Dad. www.ryanjmac.com IG: @ryanjmacc
TRICIA MARCIEL (Ensemble) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: The King and I (Anna Leonowens, Diamond Head Theatre), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, Diamond Head Theatre), The Goodbye Girl (Paula, Diamond Head Theatre), Les Miserables (Fantine, Diamond Head Theatre), God of Carnage (Annette, Manoa Valley Theatre), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle, Paliku Theatre). Many thanks to the cast, crew and the Ogunquit team for the warm welcome and all the love to her supportive friends and family back in Hawaii, especially Dad and ND. Always for you, Mom.
MADELINE METZGER (Ensemble) is delighted to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut in this beautiful show! Previous credits include: Chicago (Roxie Hart, Summer Stock Austin), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ethel Peas/ensemble, Summer Lyric Theatre), Miss Nelson is Missing! (Miss Nelson/Ms. Viola Swamp, National Tour), The New Moon (Lyric Stage). Recent University of Texas graduate. A giant thank you to the entire creative team, as well as her family and friends for their constant love and support. Matthew 10:31. www.madelinemetzger.com
SERGIO PASQUARIELLO (Ensemble) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Les Miserables (Hollywood Bowl), Swiss Family Robinson (Fritz, NYMF), Next Thing You Know (Luke), Les Miserables (Enjolras), West Side Story (Tony), and Lombardi (Paul). Original cast of An Evening with Tim Rice touring concert production. Proud graduate of NYU Tisch. Love to his friends and family! @sergiopasquariello
TRAVIS PRZYBYLSKI (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Regional: From Here to Eternity (North American Premiere, Private Clark, Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival), Parade (FLMTF), Rocky Horror (Eddie, Forestburgh Playhouse), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy, Off Broad Street Theater), West Side Story (Action/Fight Captain, Centenary Stage). TV: Law and Order SVU. Big thanks to friends and family, Emily, The Luedtke Agency, and Rider MT. @eyesontheprzy
ALEC MICHAEL RYAN (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse in From Here to Eternity! Regional: Ghost the Musical (Willie Lopez/Subway Ghost/Hospital Ghost u/s, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Parade (Ensemble/Leo Frank/Hugh Dorsey u/s, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival). Proud member of the Elon University Musical Theatre Class of 2019! Thank you to Sir Tim Rice, Brett Smock, Robin Levine, all of my incredibly supportive and loving mentors, colleagues, friends and last but not least, my beautiful family; without whom I would not be here.
DREW SHAFRANEK (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making his debut at the beautiful Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Hair! (Claude), West Side Story (Riff), Of Thee I Sing (John P Wintergreen), Camelot, Titanic, South Pacific (Lyric Stage), Urinetown (Theatre Raleigh), Oklahoma! (Curly, Elon), Next to Normal (Dan, Elon). Proud BFA, Elon MT16. AEA. Thank you to Avalon Artists and my amazing family for your endless love and support.
ANGELA TRAVINO (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional: Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney, Mac-Hadyn Theatre), From Here to Eternity (Finger Lakes Festival), Little Women (Syracuse Stage). National Tour: South Pacific (Dinah Murphy). Recent credits include Ragtime (Mother, SFBATCO), Searching for Romeo (NYMF), Dear Albert Einstein (New York City Children’s Theater). Angela performs with the USO Show Troupe, and is a founding member of RANGE a cappella. @rangeacappella. Thank you Brett and Robin, for your continuous kick-ass leadership. For the boys of ’41.
BRETT SMOCK (Director/Choreographer) is the Producing Artistic Director of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival/MGR Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Brett served as Producer and Director/Choreographer of the North American premiere of Tim Rice’s From Here To Eternity last year at FLMTF and proudly continues the show’s development here at Ogunquit Playhouse. Director/Choreographer credits include over 85 shows. Recent highlights: Parade, Saturday Night Fever, The Light In The Piazza (Regional Premieres/FLMTF), Treasure Island (FLMTF 2016/Arkansas Rep 2013), The Mudge Boy (w/Donna McKechnie and Sally Mayes), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (Moscow Art Theatre), Streets of America (Kennedy Center), Stardust (Regional premieres), The Sandstorm, Becoming George (Metro Stage) and with Stephen Sondheim’s permission – a new version of Putting It Together (Emelin Theatre). Three tours for Inside Broadway. Currently an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University and Nazareth College. Director’s Lab / Lincoln Center. Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), The Dramatists Guild (DG), the National Alliance of Musical Theatre (NAMT) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). Brett lives in New York City and Auburn, NY. Born in Kailua, Hawaii. Aloha!
VADIM FEICHTNER (Musical Director) BROADWAY: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos; OFF-BROADWAY: Fly By Night, A New Brain (Encores), Little Miss Sunshine, Nobody Loves You, The Other Josh Cohen, Elegies: A Song Cycle, The Memory Show, Infinite Joy, The Burnt Part Boys, Ordinary Days, Long Story Short, I Sing!; Writing Credits include: Surviving the Avalanche (Barrington Stage), Lincoln Center Songbook's Songs of Innocence and Experience and incidental music for NY Public Theater's As You Like It (both written with William Finn). TV: Last Week Tonight, Live From Lincoln Center.
STANLEY A. MEYER (Scenic Design) OP: Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Broadway & Worldwide: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. American Premieres: From Here to Eternity, Saturday Night Fever (FLMTF), Aida (Alliance Theatre), WarholCapote (American Repertory Theater). Regional: Treasure Island (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), The Three Musketeers (Syracuse Stage). Tours: The Steve Miller Band, Cyndi Lauper, Alive Cooper, Barbie Live!, 2 Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circuses, Disney Live!, Disney on Ice! Awards & Nominations: National Broadway Award, The League of American Theatres and Producers; American Theatre Wing Design Award nomination; New York Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination; Multiple Dramalogue Awards for his design work at the Grove Shakespeare Festival, California; THEA Award winner Best Outdoor Nighttime Spectacular Peter Pan’s Neverland, Universal Studios Japan. Design for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Rollercoaster, Verbolten!; 14 Awards including multiple Sweepstakes Trophies for his design collaboration with Fiesta Parade Floats for The Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California. Stan is listed in the Library of Congress for illustrating the book, 101 Things I have about Your House. Thank you to my Husband Arnis for feeding me & putting up with model boxes on the kitchen counter. Represented by the Michael Moore Agency. www.stanleyameyerdesignllc.com
DUSTIN CROSS (Costume Design) 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! www.dustincross.net
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.
KEVIN HEARD (Sound Design) is thrilled to be returning to this beautiful show, after designing the Finger Lakes production last summer. OP: 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. Founder of design firm Heard Audio, LLC. @thekevinheard www.HeardAudio.com
APRIL SPAIN (Wig/Hair & Make Up Design) is pleased to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Wig and Makeup Designer), Million Dollar Quartet (Wig and Makeup Designer), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Wig and Makeup Designer), Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Wig and Makeup Designer), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Wig and Makeup Designer), Anything Goes (Wig and Makeup Master), Let it Be (Wig and Makeup Master), White Christmas (Wig and Makeup Supervisor), Saturday Night Fever (Wig and Makeup Assistant), Million Dollar Quartet (Wig and Makeup Assistant). Regional: Madama Butterfly (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Líitaliana in Algeri (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Líamore dei tre re (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Dialogues des Carmelites (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Aida (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Cosi fan tutte (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Fidelio (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), La battaglia di Legnano (Wig and Makeup Assistant, Sarasota Opera), Carousel (Wig and Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera), How to SucceedÖ (Wig and Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera), Man of La Mancha (Wig and Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera), La Boheme (Wig and Makeup Artisan, Utah Festival Opera).
CHRISTOPHER ASH (Projection Design) Broadway: Sunday At The Park With George. Regional: Guthrie, Yale Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Classic Stage Co., Philadelphia Theatre Co., Hartford Stage, Wilma, Soho Rep, Engeman, Theatre Row, Paramount, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Chautauqua Institute, Old Globe, Geffen, South Coast Rep, LATC, Wallis, San Diego Rep, Arizona, Victory Gardens, Laguna Playhouse, Wallis, Theatreworks. Opera: Lyric Opera Chicago, Canadian Opera, Houston Grand, Opera Delaware, Summer Opera DC. Dance: Charlotte Ballet, River North, Hubbard Street 2, Heidi Latsky, Anadolu Atesi (Istanbul), CoisCeim (Dublin), Hershey Park, National Dance Institute. Training: MFA Yale School of Drama. www.christopherash.com
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. www.anthonycdaniel.com
KAREN PARLATO (Production Stage Manager) Previous Ogunquit Playhouse productions include: Mary Poppins (at The Music Hall), Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia! and Ragtime. Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Len Cariou's Broadway and the Bard, Charles Busch's Cleopatra, Silence! The Musical, Triassic Parq, Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, The Fantasticks, Frankenstein, and others. Other stock favorites include Carousel starring Shirley Jones, Into the Woods and Hello, Dolly! starring Rachel York, Annie starring Sally Struthers, Crazy for You and Hairspray. www.HeadsetChatter.com, Twitter: @headsetchatter.
DANIEL EVERETT (Assistant Stage Manager) saw his first production at the Ogunquit Playhouse at the age of eleven. OP: Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, White Christmas, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Grease, Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Off-Broadway: Culture Project, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre. Regional: North Carolina Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, West Virginia Public Theatre. Special thanks to his family for all their support.
YAN LI (Associate Music Director) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Off-Broadway: Made In China (NY Times Critics' Pick, Composer/Lyricist/Music Director, 59E59), Enjoy the Ride (Composer, West End Theatre), Mafatu (Music Director, Elektra Theatre), Long Story Short (Associate Music Director, 59E59). Regional: Side Show (BroadwayWorld Best Music Direction, Music Director, Trinity Rep), And the World Goes Round (Music Director, Interplayers), A Little More Alive (Assistant Music Director, Barrington Stage). International: Sunfish (Top Jury Honor, Music Director, Daegu International Musical Festival). Special thanks to all the dog people out there.
STUART BRAYSON (Composer) was born in Gateshead in the northeast of England. He left the north to pursue a career in pop music as a singer/songwriter with his band POP in the late 80s. He approached Tim Rice one day in London with a demo tape and a friendship began. After POP nearly made the big time Stuart quit the rock and roll life to pursue a career writing musicals, always keeping in close contact with Tim. Stuart then wrote the musical The Boy Who Wanted More about his experiences in the pop biz, which he produced, directed, and starred in to much acclaim at Buxton Festival and later at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre. This show was then commissioned by Ed Wilson for the National Youth Theatre of GB. His next show Mata Hari about the glamorous and misunderstood female spy cum courtesan received its world premiere at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre with promise of a West End future which never happened. After that Stuart wrote nineteen musicals including Wall Street, Random Harvest, Byron, The Great Train Robbery, Ed Wood, King Pit (recently previewed at the Sage Gateshead), Jimmy Mac (recently premiered at Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man as part of Theatre Fest 15), and many, many more which remain so far unproduced in a big box in his back room, but he lives in hope. One of the 19 musicals in that box however was called From Here to Eternity, which went on to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2013, produced by and with lyrics by his mentor, Tim Rice. In the last year or so the cast album of From Here to Eternity has topped the UK charts and the film of the West End show has been seen in cinemas around the world. Stuart is excited that a brand new production of From Here to Eternity will receive its American premiere as part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in the summer of 2016.
PETER HOBBS (Music Coordinator) grew up in Buckinghamshire, England. As a self-taught guitarist, he started out playing and touring in rock bands before concentrating on songwriting and studio production. His music has been featured in numerous films, TV shows, and ad campaigns and he is currently producing a new album for Tim Rice called “Lute.”
BILL OAKES (Book) As a native of Nottingham, England, Bill first made his reputation in New York as head of Robert Stigwood’s record company, RSO. With a roster of artists that included Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees, RSO quickly became America’s most successful independent label. But it was Hollywood that soon beckoned, in the form of two ground-breaking movies, Saturday Night Fever and Grease. As music supervisor, the albums he created for these films remain the two best-selling soundtracks of all time. Bill won Grammy Award for Saturday Night Fever and an American Music Award for Grease. He also supervised soundtracks for (among others) Alan Parker’s Fame and George Lucas’ The Empire Strikes Back. As a producer, Bill’s film credits include, for Robert Stigwood, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Grease 2 and Staying Alive, again with John Travolta, directed by Sylvester Stallone, and Universal’s The Little Rascals, which he made for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Bill’s screen-writing credits include Life and Soul (Granada TV), Chromium Blue (Showtime) and FAB (his film about the Beatles) and he is currently writing Trafalgar, a feature film about Horatio Nelson. For the stage, he is adapting Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and collaborating on Glam!, a musical celebration of the glam-rock era.
DONALD RICE (Book) was born in Oxford, England, and studied at Edinburgh University. He is the writer and director of the award-winning short films Traffic Warden and I Am Bob (long-listed for an Academy Award), as well as the feature film Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (co-written with Mary Henely Magill). He has worked for HartSharp Entertainment in New York and for Stephen Poliakoff on the Emmy award-winning The Lost Prince.
TIM RICE (Lyrics) has been writing lyrics for musical theatre and related enterprises since 1965. Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber; Aladdin, King David, and Beauty and Beast with Alan Menken; Chess with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John. He has won numerous awards along the way, Oscars, Tonys, Oliviers, Grammys etc., usually for the wrong things or for simply turning up. From Here to Eternity, his latest stage musical with music by Stuart Brayson, based on James Jones’ great novel, played at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London during 2013 and 2014. He and Stuart have written two new songs for this brand new production, the work’s US premiere. He is currently working on a show about Machiavelli and this year has written three new songs with Alan Menken for the forthcoming live action film of Beauty and the Beast. More can be found (as if this isn’t enough) at www.timrice.co.uk.
WILL STUART (Orchestrator) has written arrangements for singers including Shirley Bassey, Paloma Faith and Kerry Ellis, and for orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Nash Ensemble. He arranged The West End Men for its international tour and West End run, and has been part of the music department for West End shows including Sinatra, Made In Dagenham, Guys and Dolls, The West End Men and From Here To Eternity.
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.