Cast and Creative
MATTHEW AMIRA (Nick Massi) is thrilled to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! OP: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Jehan Frollo); National Tours: Dirty Dancing (Robbie Gould); Regional: Madame Defarge (Charles Darnay, Gloucester Stage), She Loves Me (Stephen Kodaly, Infinity Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik, Music Theatre of Wichita), Trees Die Standing Tall (Maurice, Bluff City Theatre), Most Happy Fella (Goodspeed Opera House), South Pacific (Asolo Repertory Theatre); BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Special thanks to Holly-Anne, Gerry, Brad, Brian, and Anthony! All the love to Mom, Dad, Lauren, and Kat.
ANDY CHRISTOPHER (Bob Gaudio) OP: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (2012, 4th Cricket/Tommy Allsup). National Tour: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Buddy Holly); Regional: Hank Williams: Lost Highway (Hank Williams, Flat Rock Playhouse, West Virginia Public Theatre), Rock & Roll Man (Bucks County Playhouse), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Buddy Holly, The Muny, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Bucks County Playhouse, Great Lakes CFA, Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Casa Mañana, The Barn Theatre), This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie, TheaterWorks Hartford), Burt & Me (Joe, Ivoryton Playhouse), Godspell (Jesus, Garza Theatre), Disney Cruise Line. Concert: Muny Magic at the Sheldon. TV/Film: Bands, No Parking Anytime. Thanks to Brad, Ogunquit Playhouse, Jockey, and D.G.R.W. Endless love to my family, Esther, and Haven. Ps100.2
MATT MAGNUSSON (Tommy DeVito) is thrilled to be returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse in Jersey Boys. Other favorite regional credits include: Grease (Wintergarden Theatre, TO), Spring Awakening (Los Angeles), American Idiot (Los Angeles), Ring of Fire (Fireside, WI), Floyd Collins (La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, CA), The History Boys (Stella Adler Lab, CA); Film: American Girl, The Dark Tapes, Masquerade, Lost Angeles; When not on stage and screen he and his wife, Alison, are a singer/songwriter duo known as The Bones. He would like to thank his family, Avalon Artists, Vanguard Management and Ali for their endless support.
JONATHAN MOUSSET (Frankie Valli) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Regional: Newsies (Jack Kelly, The Fireside Theatre), In the Heights (Usnavi, Axelrod PAC, directed by original Broadway cast member Luis Salgado), Godspell (Jesus, APEX Theatre); He's also performed in concerts at prestigious venues in NYC such as 54 Below, the Times Center and the Town Hall. Proud graduate of The Florida State University (BM). Endless gratitude to my agents at Avalon Artists Group and to my mother for always supporting me come what may. IG: @jonathanmousset
JOEL D. BAUMAN (Ensemble/Brass Musician) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. National Tour: Cabaret (Swing); Regional: Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story (Ensemble, John W. Engeman Theatre, Palace Theatre), Footloose (Willard, Theatre Workshop Nantucket) and more. In addition to acting, Joel has an active schedule as a freelance musician and arranger. Most recently, he performed with the cabaret duo “The Skivvies” at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Thanks to everyone at Ogunquit for the opportunity and to you for supporting the arts and arts education!
NEAL BENARI (Gyp DeCarlo) is tickled to be performing at the Ogunquit Playhouse where, as a youth, he saw some of his first theater. After teaching for seven years in Taiwan, Mr. Benari only recently returned to acting. Broadway credits: Fiddler on the Roof, Aida, Victor/Victoria, The Merchant of Venice, Chess, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Roza, and The First. Regional/Tours: Oslo, Man of La Mancha (Quixote), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Ragtime (Tateh), The Sound of Music (VonTrapp) and My Fair Lady (Higgins). Film/Television: The Sopranos, Law & Order, And the Band Played On, and Sea of Love. Thanks to DGRW and to my wife, Jasmine.
ANDREW BERLIN (Norm Waxman and Others) is thrilled to be returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse to reprise Jersey Boys. National Tour: A Christmas Story: The Musical. International: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Favorite NY/Regional: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Norbert), Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (Shawn), Reefer Madness 10th Anniversary Reunion (Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Les Miserables (Feuilly), and The Addams Family (Uncle Fester). Love and thanks to my family, Rich Martino and Mike Cruz at Whole Artist Management, Holly-Anne, Gerry, Jacob, Anthony C. Daniel, Ryann, Allyson, Courtney, Katie, Evan, Audra and everyone at the Ogunquit Playhouse. IG: @andrewaaronb www.andrew-berlin.com
WILL BOYAJIAN (Hank) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet (Johnny Cash, Norwegian Cruise Lines), Rat Pack (Dean Martin, Triad, NYC), Spandex (Dov Yisral, 777 Theatre, NYC), Titanic (Lightoller, Westchester Broadway Theatre), Smoke On The Mountain (Denis, Beef and Boards), The Addams Family (Lurch, Theatre Barn), How They Built American (Guy, Tour); TV: Mysteries At The Museum (Roger Sharpe), The Hunted (Bill), The Rachael Ray Show (Self); 2017 Disruptor Award Recipient (TriBeCa Film Festival). President/Founder of Hopeful Cases, an NYC based charity fighting Homelessness. Thanks to everyone involved in this production, and for keeping this music alive.
KRIS COLEMAN (Barry Belson and others) is happy to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse for the second run of Jersey Boys. Broadway: Jersey Boys (Barry Belson); Regional: Passing Strange (Narrator), Jersey Boys (Las Vegas), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early), Sister Act (TJ), Once on This Island (Agwe), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Oberon) and Big River (Jim). Television and film credits include: The Big House (ABC), Dumbbomb Affair, and The Clone. IG: @krisonstage
CAROLINE ILIFF (Francine and others) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Regional: West Side Story (Minnie/Teresita, Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Catch Me If You Can (Ensemble, Uptown Players). She is a proud member of the USO Show Troupe. Graduate of Texas Christian University BFA Musical Theatre. Many thanks to Anthony C. Daniel, the whole creative team of Jersey Boys and everyone at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Most importantly, thanks to mom and dad for the constant love, support and encouragement! IG: caroline_iliff www.carolineiliff.com
TOMMY MARTINEZ (Joey and others) is thrilled to make his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse! Broadway: Newsies (Romeo, u/s Crutchie); National Tours: Kinky Boots (Angel); TV: Hairspray Live! Thanks to Nimmy. Twitter: @leastimfunny IG: @atleastimfunny
COLIN CAMPBELL MCADOO (Male Swing/Dance Captain) is grateful to be returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse. OP: Hairspray (Link Larkin); Off-Broadway: We The People (George Washington), The Great Unknown (Mark Hamlin); Regional: Weathervane Theatre, The Weston Theater, MSMT, LTOTS, The Media Theatre, The Mountain Playhouse, a proud member of Transcendence Theatre Company; Disney Cruise Lines: Toy Story The Musical (Woody); Colin has performed with symphonies all over the world. All the love to Gerry Mac, Holly-Ann, the cast and crew, family, friends, Brad Kenney and the Ogunquit Playhouse, Alejandro, love to Moo. For Ankur. IG: @colinmca2
HILLARY PORTER (Lorraine and others) is overjoyed to be back at Ogunquit Playhouse reprising her role in Jersey Boys! Broadway and New York Credits include: A Bronx Tale and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Reunion Concert w/ Sutton Foster and Gavin Creel). National Tours: CATS (Rumpleteazer) and Elf. Favorite Regional: Girl in Once (Pioneer Theatre), Lorraine in Jersey Boys (Ogunquit Playhouse), Rosalia in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (The MUNY, Regional Premiere). She graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Infinite love and gratitude to everyone at Ogunquit, this incredible team, Mom, Dad, Megan, and The Hybrid Agency. IG: @HillaryPorter_ www.HillaryPorter.com
BAILEY PURVIS (Mary Delgado and others) is so excited to be back at the Ogunquit Playhouse reprising Jersey Boys! Tours: Bring It On (Skylar), Mamma Mia! (Tanya), Legally Blonde (Norwegian Cruise Lines). NY/Regional: Mamma Mia! (Westchester Broadway), Legally Blonde (Elle, Manship Theatre), Kragtar (Theatre Now NY), Happy Hour Entertainment (Prohibition, original company, and Wine Lovers). Thank you Holly, Gerry, Jacob, Craig & Avalon, Hannah C, our amazing backstage crew, & everyone at OP for making this such a magical place!
JOHN SNOW (Ensemble/Electric bass) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Off Broadway: Moonchildren (Norman, Shetler Theatre), Great Awakening (John, Ars Nova). Short Film: Making Copies (John). Musical credits with artists such as: Patrice Rushen, Bill Irwin, Peter Erskine, Grace Kelly, Harry Mack. John is very excited and thankful to be in this production of Jersey Boys and to be working with such a talented creative team, cast, and crew at one of the oldest theatres in the country.
DOUG STORM (Bob Crewe / Ensemble) Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Broadway: Motown (Ed Sullivan), Jekyll & Hyde, Dance of the Vampires (Herbert), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Leggett), Les Miserables (Feuilly/Enjolras), Chess in Concert; Off-Broadway: Bat Boy (Rick Taylor - original cast); National Tour: Motown (1st & 2nd Nat. original cast), Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables (3rd Nat.); Regional: Because of Winn Dixie (Jiggs), Notre Dame de Paris (Quasimodo - original Vegas cast), Urinetown, Dreamgirls, Me & Mrs Jones; Development Workshops: Heathers, Disney’s Tarzan, The Civil War; School: Second City - Chicago, HB Studios NYC.
BOB GAUDIO (Music) wrote his first hit, “Who Wears Short Shorts,” at 15, for The Royal Teens, and then went on to become a founding member of The Four Seasons and the band’s principal songwriter. He also produced the hit “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” for Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand (Grammy nomination, Record of the Year) as well as six albums for Diamond, including The Jazz Singer. Other producing credits include albums for Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and the soundtrack for the film Little Shop of Horrors. Several songs co-written with Bob Crewe have been cover hits for such artists as the Tremeloes (“Silence is Golden”), the Walker Brothers (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”) and Lauryn Hill (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”). With his wife, Judy Parker, Gaudio produced and co-wrote the Who Loves You album for The Four Seasons and one of Billboard’s longest-charted singles (54 weeks), “Oh, What a Night.” A high point in his career came in 1990 when, as a member of the original Four Seasons, Gaudio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which hailed him as “a quintessential music-maker.” To this day, Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli still maintain their partnership…on a handshake.
BOB CREWE (Lyrics) “New York was pregnant in the fifties,” says Bob Crewe, “gestating with possibilities.” Crewe and music partner Frank Slay became independent writer-producers when the category hadn’t yet been invented. In 1957 they wrote and produced “Silhouettes” for The Rays, which skyrocketed to #1. Suddenly, producers in demand, they launched Freddie Cannon’s “Tallahassee Lassie” and Billy & Lillie’s “Lah Dee Da.” Crewe’s 1960’s unprecedented producing success with The Four Seasons birthed a new sound, striking a major chord in American pop. “Sherry, “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl,” “Ronnie” – all smashes! When lead Frankie Valli demanded a solo turn, Crewe and Bob Gaudio wrote (and Crewe produced) “‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” which eventually became the century’s fifth most-played song. Crewe ran hot with artists from Vicki Carr, Oliver and Lesly Gore to Mitch Ryder, co-writing with Charles Fox the soundtrack for Jane Fonda’s film, Barbarella. Then his own Bob Crewe Generation exploded with Music to Watch Girls By. In 1972 Bob was in L.A., where he revived Frankie Valli with “My Eyes Adored You” by Crewe and Kenny Nolan. They also co-wrote Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” (#1, July ’75), which was a hit again on the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge (#1, June ’01)…David Ritz
MARSHALL BRICKMAN (Book) Marshall entered show business first as a member of the folk group The Tarriers and then, along with John and Michelle Phillips, as one of The New Journeymen, a precursor of The Mamas and the Papas. Mr. Brickman’s film work as author (or co-author with Woody Allen) includes Sleeper, Annie Hall (Academy Award), Manhattan, (AA nomination) and Manhattan Murder Mystery. As film writer/director: Simon, Lovesick, The Manhattan Project, Sister Mary Explains it All. In television: The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (head writer, 1967-70), The Dick Cavett Show (head writer/co-producer, 1970-72). His first foray into musical theater resulted in Jersey Boys, which won the Tony, Olivier, Helpmann, Grammy and many other awards worldwide, is in its twelfth year on Broadway, has been seen by twenty million people worldwide and is currently the 10th-longest running show in the history of Broadway. Mr. Brickman’s other theatrical efforts include Turn of the Century, which played to capacity houses in Chicago, and The Addams Family, starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, which ran for two years on Broadway and to date has had over four thousand first and second tier productions internationally. In addition to his work in film and theater, Mr. Brickman has published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Playboy and other periodicals. He is the 2006 recipient of the Writers’ Guild of America Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement. His current project is a stage musical celebrating the life of western star Roy Rogers.
RICK ELICE (Book) co-wrote Jersey Boys (winner 2006 Tony Award, 2007 Grammy Award and 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical) with Marshall Brickman. His play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine 2012 Tony Award nominations (including two for Rick) and won five, more than any play of the season. It’s currently playing in New York and on tour across North America. Also on Broadway, Elice wrote The Addams Family (with Marshall Brickman, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa), currently touring North America, with productions in Europe and South America. In 2014, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego presented the world premiere of his new musical, Dog and Pony (music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker). Rick is currently writing a musical for Disney Theatricals with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the film Make Believe, and Super Fly (co-written with Seth Zvi Rosenfeld), directed and choreographed by modern dance legend, Bill T. Jones. Heartfelt thanks to those whose work in the theatre makes him grateful for the day he was born: Sondheim, Stoppard, Bennett, Prince, Fosse, Robbins, Nichols, Tune, Nunn, Laurents, Stone, Kushner, Taymor, Papp, Schumacher, Schneider, Coyne, Brickman, Timbers and Rees. Rick thinks about them a lot. He never thought about Jersey much. He does now.
HOLLY-ANNE PALMER (Director) is an award winning director, writer and producer. She is the Lead Producer and Creative Director of current global hits Wine Lovers The Musical, running since 2006 and seen by over two million people and PROHIBITION. Upcoming projects include collaborations with Grammy Award winning band, Old Crow Medicine Show; Australian Hall Of Fame singer Kasey Chambers; Bettie Page Queen of Pin Ups in Las Vegas; Two If By Sea, to premiere in New England in 2020, and A Change Is Gonna Come, The Sam Cooke Story. Selected Broadway/Tours: Jersey Boys, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Bring It On – The Musical, Dracula, Walking With Dinosaurs, Cover Girls. Off Broadway/Regional: All Shook Up (Ogunquit Playhouse), The 25th Anniversary Production of Steel Magnolias (Le Petit Theatre), Gentleman’s Wish and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Barrow Group, NYC), Platforms (TASC, NYC), City of Light (Book/Director); Autophobia (Ars Nova), Inventing Avi Aviv (Abingdon Theatre), Oklahoma! (Reagle Players). As a producer she has partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line, amusement parks, concert venues and International festivals creating innovative, interactive productions that are best enjoyed in non-traditional venues. She has been featured on more than a dozen “One To Watch” lists across North America for her work as a leading live arts entrepreneur and modern art supporter.
GERRY MCINTYRE (Choreographer) is thrilled to be back at Ogunquit! As performer: All Shook Up; As choreographer: 9 to 5, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert; and as Director/Choreographer: Chicago (Broadway World award); Off-Broadway: Hallelujah Baby! (York Theatre), Soon of a Mornin’ (Lions Theatre); Once On This Island (Martin Beck Theatre, Virginia Stage Co., Actors’ Theatre Of Louisville, La Mirada Theatre, Robby Award for Best Director, Ovation nomination for Best Choreography and Best Musical), Ain’t Misbehavin (Actors’ Theatre of Louisville), Joseph ... Dreamcoat (starring Diana Degarmo and Anthony Federov, Lyric Theatre), the National Tour of Dreamgirls; As a Choreographer: Side by Side, Tommy and My Fair Lady at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, A Saint She Ain’t (Westport Playhouse), Laura Comstock’s Bag Punching Dog (LA weekly nomination Best Choreography). After The Storm documentary. Gerry is the choreographer of the hit Off-Broadway show Spamilton. www.gerrymcintyre.net
JACOB YATES (Music Director) is a classically trained Cellist and Music Director. He most recently appeared on Broadway as the Associate Conductor/Cellist for Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken’s Christmas Show at the Imperial Theater but has also been heard in the orchestra pits of Wicked, Les Misérables, and Spring Awakening. In New York City Jacob can often be seen performing at 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, and even Off-Broadway. He regularly works with Broadway and TV stars on crafting their solo concerts at various venues around the country. When he is not performing in NYC, Jacob serves as a Vocal Director for Celebrity Cruise Lines. He can also be heard on many recordings with the likes of Joey Contreras, Michael Mott, and Laura Michelle Kelly. An album of his improvisational work called Music For Meditation can now be found on iTunes.
JACOB PRIDDY (Associate Music Director) is pleased to make his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway (National Tour): A Christmas Story (Associate Music Director). Regional: Newsies (Music Director, Theatre by the Sea), The Secret Garden (Keyboard 2, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park), Hairspray (Keyboard 2, The Argyle Theatre). Jacob would like to thank his family, friends, and Kat for all the love and support.
ADAM KOCH (Scenic Design) Previous Ogunquit Playhouse credits include Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet, Heartbreak Hotel, Saturday Night Fever and Mamma Mia!; International credits include Dreamgirls (Seoul, Korea). United States credits include Signature Theatre (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Helen Hayes Award nomination), Serenbe Playhouse (outdoor Titanic production), Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cincinnati Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Fulton Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Syracuse Stage, and Portland Stage. Adam would like to dedicate this show to William and Mary Koch. IG: @instadamkoch www.adamkochassociates.com
RICHARD LATTA (Lighting Design) designed last seasons' Oklahoma!, An American in Paris, 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 every season great, with an extra shout out to Travis Maynard.
TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design) Off-Broadway/New York: The Convent (Rattlestick Theater/Weathervane), New York Pops Christmas Concert (Carnegie Hall ‘15/’16), Would You Still Love Me If, Stalking the Bogeyman, Bare (New World Stages), The Eternal Space (Theater Row), Moving Light (New York Theatre Ballet), Soul Doctor (Actor’s Temple), Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre), Murder in the First (59E59), Falling (Minetta Lane), AZAK, Scarcity (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Gormanzee (Flea Theater), Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (New World Stages/National Tour). Regional: JUMP (Playmakers Rep), Jesus Christ Superstar, Singing in the Rain, Meet Me in St Louis (The Muny), Crazy For You (Signature Theatre), Tribes (Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse), South Pacific (Maltz Jupiter Theater), Thieves (Rattlestick Playwrights West), Selkie (Rising Phoenix Rep), Treasure Island (FMT Festival), Blue Sky Boys, Assisted Loving, Paris Time (Capital Rep), Dial M for Murder, Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show (Bucks County Playhouse). www.tristanraines.com
KEVIN HEARD (Sound Design) is delighted to return for his sixth season and 17th production at this great American theatre. OP favorites, as Sound Designer: Ragtime (IRNE Award Winner for Best Sound Design), Grumpy Old Men, An American in Paris, From Here to Eternity, Mamma Mia!, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Anything Goes, White Christmas, Million Dollar Quartet, Nice Work If You Can Get It; Broadway: All The Way, The Cherry Orchard, The Country House, Sylvia; Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, In & Of Itself, The View Upstairs, The Total Bent, Clinton The Musical, For The Last Time, Long Story Short, The Underclassman; Along with dozens of productions at regional theatres across the US, Kevin designed the sound for the International Premieres of Fun Home (starring Lea Salonga), Kinky Boots, and Matilda in Manila, Philippines. Kevin is the Associate Producer for BenDeLaCreme Presents and founded the sound design & consulting firm Heard Audio, LLC. www.HeardAudio.com
LEAH LOUKAS (Wig Design) Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, Time and the Conways, Marvin’s Room, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Sweat, Oh, Hello, The Heidi Chronicles, On the Town, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, American Idiot, Irena’s Vow; Off-Broadway: Tribes, Bare: The Musical, Heathers: The Musical; The Signature Theater (Arlington, VA): Crazy for You, Freaky Friday, Jelly’s Last Jam; Williamstown Theater Festival: Lempika, Member of the Wedding, And No More Shall We Part, An American Daughter; The Public Theater: Girl from the North Country, Sweat, Plenty, Barbecue, Fortress of Solitude, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Into the Woods. Leah has designed for Off-Broadway and regional theaters including: Papermill Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theater (NYC). The Muny (St. Louis, MO). Leah holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati’s CCM in theater design and production/makeup and wig design.
ANTHONY C. DANIEL (Casting Director) 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 Playhouseís 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
SARAH L PERLIN (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to make her debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Some of her favorite Stage Management credits include: Broadway: Network, All The Way, Cinderella, Off-Broadway: Hurricane Diane (NYTW), Lions Pride (Playwrights Realm), NY: NY Premier of Pippi Longstocking (Kota Productions/York Theater) the workshops of Spongebob Square Pants and Warped Benefits: Broadway Blue Wave For NY, Harlem Village Academies Benefit, Regional: Baskerville a Sherlock Holmes Mystery and American Buffalo (Dorset Theatre Festival), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (The Gateway), Cosi Fan Tutte (Commonwealth Opera), Die Fledermause (Opera Saratoga), Hairspray (Jersey Shore Entertainment/Reno, NV) Internationally: Ivan Jacobs Phantom of the Opera (Nusa Indah Theater, Jakarta Indonesia). Film: Motherless Brooklyn, How To Be Single, You Were Never Really Here, The After Party TV: Madam Secretary, Nurse Jackie, Gypsy, Royal Pains. Proud member of AEA and Local 306, Sarah would like to thank her family for always being there. Dedicated to MKH, Graduate of Hofstra University.
BRIAN M. ROBILLARD (Assistant Stage Manager) returns to the Ogunquit Playhouse after working on last season’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe, An American in Paris, Grumpy Old Men the Musical, and Jersey Boys. Recent area credits include 1776, We Will Not Be Silent, The Bakelite Masterpiece, Lonely Planet, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Ideation, The Gift Horse, Brecht on Brecht, Fiddler on the Roof (New Repertory Theatre); Bedlam’s Pygmalion and A Christmas Carol (Central Square Theatre); Romeo & Juliet and King Lear (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); and Hairspray and The Fantasticks (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre). Brian received his BFA in Stage Management from Boston University and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Upcoming projects include Cymbeline with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the world premiere production of Bedlam’s The Crucible.
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.
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.
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.