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Billy Elliot Cast and Creative Team

Billy Elliot Cast and Creative Team


 Michelle AravenaMICHELLE ARAVENA* (Mrs. Wilkinson) Broadway: A Chorus Line (OBC, revival), Jersey Boys, Rocky (OBC), A Bronx Tale (OBC). National Tours: A Bronx Tale (Rosina), West Side Story (Anita), Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys. Favorite regional: The Terris Theatre, Old Globe, ATL, Asolo, Tuts, Muny, Bucks County, St. Louis Rep. Two-time Jeff Award nominee and winner for her portrayal of Anita at Drury Lane. Stewart Talent NY.
Taven BlankeTAVEN BLANKE* (Billy) is beyond excited to make his debut at The Goodspeed with such a talented group of performers. Taven’s passion for musical theater and dance began at the age of 8. His favorite roles include Jojo in Seussical, Young Simba in The Lion King, and Colin Craven in The Secret Garden. He would like to thank all the wonderful people that have supported and mentored him, including Allison Horner, John Hay, Jennifer Johns, Jimmy Larkin, Shannon Kane, Tim Nelson, his sister Timari, and his dog Prince. Special thanks to everyone at Goodspeed for this exciting opportunity!  Taven's performance is dedicated to all little boys with a love for dance!
Gabriel Sidney BrownGABRIEL SIDNEY BROWN* (Tony) is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut! He was most recently seen on the North American Tour of Les Misérables as Feuilly (u/s Marius). Some other favorite credits include The Secret Garden and King Lear with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Dogfight at The Beck Center. Special thanks to his family and friends, Kate, Abrams and Tony for their endless love and support. Baldwin Wallace University ’16. IG: @gabrielbrown03
Liam Vincent HuttLIAM VINCENT HUTT* (Billy) is thrilled to be working with Goodspeed and living his dream of playing Billy Elliot. Previous credits include the National Tour of Elf The Musical (Michael u/s); Cabaret (Boy) at Florida Repertory Theatre; Secret Garden (Colin) at Theater Zone; A Christmas Story (Randy), Pippin (Theo), Mary Poppins (Michael), Phantom, and Evita at Broadway Palm; Wizard of Oz and Seussical (JoJo) at Cultural Park Theatre; The Nutcracker at Gulfshore Ballet; Dance Intensives Orlando, Jump 24/7 (Winner). He is the recipient of a Young Artist Award. Liam is 13 years old and from Fort Myers, Florida. He wants to thank his family for all their love and support! IG: @LiamVincentHutt
Barbara Marineau

BARBARA MARINEAU* (Grandma) Goodspeed: Sweeney Todd (Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Best Actress), Pippin.  Eight Broadway shows, ten National/International Tours, many off-Broadway and regional, including Ahrens & Flaherty’s A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center; their recent Marie, Dancing Still at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre; as well as Irish Repertory, Guthrie, Goodman, Old Globe, Kennedy Center, Alliance, TUTS, The Muny, Paper Mill and Cape Playhouses. Recent co-star on FX’s Fosse/Verdon and CBS’s Murphy Brown. Florida’s Carbonell and Michigan’s Oscar Wilde Awards. A Western Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, she and her dear friend Marin Mazzie share a Musical Theatre Scholarship in their names. For Mom and Eddie-paw; love you forever.

Jon MartensJON MARTENS* (Michael) is thrilled to join the cast of Billy Elliot! Credits include Fun Home (John) at Baltimore Center Stage, Kinky Boots US Tour Asia (Young Charlie), Happy! for SyFy (Wisemen), Evil Lives Here for Investigative Discovery. NYC: Show & Tell (Jasper). NYC Tap Crew. Regional: A Christmas Story (Tap Specialty Boy), Peter Pan (Lost Boy). Special thanks to Mom, Dad, and sister Isabel for their enduring support, and to Mallory Levy at DDO and Karen Lampiasi at LTM for their commitment to fulfilling my dream.
Drew McVetyDREW McVETY (Dad) Broadway: Bandstand, The Front Page, The Last Ship, Cyrano De Bergerac, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park with George, Spamalot, Frozen, Big River (Special Tony Award), Titanic, The Heidi Chronicles.  First National Tour: Cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: Songbird, Charles Ives Take Me Home, Lone Star Love, Corpus Christi (Drama Desk nomination), This Lime Tree Bower, The Substance of Fire. Regional: The Weir (White Heron), Billy Elliot (City Springs), The Sting (Papermill), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep), Mary Poppins (TUTS), Civil War Christmas, Fathers and Sons, (Long Wharf), Scapin (Portland Stage), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Pittsburgh Public). Television: Madame Secretary, The Good Wife,Black Box, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Unforgettable,Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, Molly Dodd, Film: Wilheim Reich, Henry's Crime.


Erica ParksERICA PARKS (Debbie) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! Regional credits include Billy Elliot (Keeley Gibson, Seacoast Repertory Theatre), The Music Man (Ensemble, U/S Amaryllis, North Shore Music Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Belinda Cratchit/Lucy, The Hanover Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Salt, Wolf, Narrator, Villager; Wheelock Family Theatre and Cape Cod Theatre Company), James and the Giant Peach (Ensemble, Wheelock Family Theatre). Film credits include Little Women (Directed by Greta Gerwig). Erica is a World Tap Dance Champion and would like to thank her family, friends, teachers, and the Billy Elliot team for their love and support. www.ericaparks.net IG: @erica_parks_
Margot Anderson-SongMARGOT ANDERSON-SONG (Ballet Girl, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! Previous credits: Sunday in the Park with George (Louise; Huntington Theatre Company), Gypsy (Baby June; Lyric Stage), Billy Elliot (Ballet Girl; Seacoast Repertory), A Christmas Carol (Fan/Belinda Cratchit/Want; Central Square), Gooney Bird Greene (Daniel; WFT@BU). Television: NOS4A2 (AMC). Many thanks to her amazing family, incredible team, KPDA, and the entire cast, crew, and creative at The Goodspeed. @margotandersonsong
Amy ButtonAMY BUTTON (Ballet Girl, Ensemble) Goodspeed debut! National Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Troika Entertainment). Regional: Arizona Theatre Company (The Music Man), Lyric Stage (Little Red, Into the Woods), CityRep (South Pacific). Proud OCU Grad. Love and thanks to Gabriel, Marc, the creative team, Todd, ATB, Mom, Dad, Jeff, and George.
Billy CohenBILLY COHEN* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut. Credits: Soul Doctor (Tour), Oklahoma! (Weston Playhouse), Striking 12 (Prospect Theater), Peter and the Starcatcher (Theatre Aspen), Once (The Engeman), Million Dollar Quartet (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, ZACH Theater), Fiddler on the Roof (The Barn). Princeton University. www.billyjcohen.com
Richard CostaRICHARD COSTA* (Mr. Wilkinson, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Goodspeed stage after 25 years (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Chocolate Soldier). Broadway: Cabaret, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Las Vegas Company: Spamalot. Off-Broadway: Once Upon a Mattress. National Tours: Spamalot, Annie. Favorite Regional credits include The Wizard of Oz (Tinman), Annie Get Your Gun (Buffalo Bill), The Count of Monte Cristo (Louis Dantes), My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins), Buddy (Murray Deutch), The Music Man (Olin Brit), Spamalot (Sir Bedevere), Chicago (Billy Flynn).
Erik GrattonERIK GRATTON* (Fight Captain, Mr. Braithwaite, Posh Dad, Ensemble) is delighted to make his Goodspeed debut as Mr. Braithwaite! NYC: Buddy in Elf the Broadway Musical (Theatre at Madison Square Garden, also National Tour), Rosalind in As You Like It (HERE Arts Center, dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel). Regional: Homer Simpson in Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (ACT Theatre); Charlie in The Foreigner (Village Theatre, dir. Brian Yorkey); Shrek at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre. Love to Krista!
Julia Louise HosackJULIA LOUISE HOSACK* (Lesley, Clipboard Woman, Ensemble) is thrilled to join Goodspeed and this production of Billy Elliot. National Tours include Elf the Musical (Emily Hobbs) and Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts). Julia recently had the honor of originating the character and puppetry of Mrs. Potts for Disney Cruise Line’s newest production of Beauty and the Beast. She had performed in 46/50 states and internationally with Operafestival di Roma. Special thanks to MDMJ for their continued love and support. @julia_louise

Emily LargerEMILY LARGER* (Ensemble) is overjoyed to join the Goodspeed family as a part of this beautiful story. National Tours: Elf the Musical (Kennedy Center, MSG,) The 39 Steps, Cabaret.  NY/Regional: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Calamity Jane (Adelaide Adams/Jo), Hairspray (FAF u/s, Velma), A New Brain (Lisa). Love to my family and thanks to the artists and teachers at the Dayton Ballet School, who always PUSHED and inspired me.

Connor McRoryCONNOR McRORY* (Scab, Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Goodspeed debut! Previous credits include Finding Neverland (National Tour), White Christmas (National Tour), Trip of Love (Off-Broadway). Regional credits: MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, Sacramento Music Circus, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maine State MT, TUTS, Houston Grand Opera, and more. Connor is a proud Penn State graduate. Thank you, TKO. @connormcrory
Simon PearlSIMON PEARL* (Pit Supervisor, Ensemble) Broadway: Les Misérables. Select US/UK credits: Blood Brothers (Eddie), Dice House (Matthew), The Libertine (Billy), Socks Musical (Shrunk), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Personals (Sam), Honk! (Drake), Anything Goes (Purser). Film/TV: Nurse Jackie and Billions (Showtime), NYC 22 (CBS). BSc Psychology University of London. MFA Guildford School of Acting. Also directs, writes, produces, and you may have heard his voice on some things. Thanks to Gabe and Tricia, and his family for their unfathomable support.

Rachel Rhodes-DeveyRACHEL RHODES-DEVEY* (Dead Mum, Ensemble) is thrilled return to East Haddam! Goodspeed: The Most Happy Fella. National Tour: South Pacific, White Christmas. NYC: The Most Happy Fella (City Center Encores!), Carousel (NY Philharmonic, PBS Live from Lincoln Center), and Merrily We Roll Along (APAC). Regional: Maine State Music Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, John Engeman Theatre. Film: Last Vermont Christmas (Hallmark). OCU alum and proud AEA member. Thanks to the women of BWA and her ever-supportive family. www.RachelRhodesDevey.com
William RussellWILLIAM DANIEL RUSSELL (Small Boy, Ensemble) is honored to return to Goodspeed, where he was last seen in The Music Man. Recent credits: Hanover Theatre's A Christmas Carol (Turkey Boy, ensemble); Norwood Theatre's Peter Pan (Michael); Willy Wonka Jr. (Willy Wonka).  Special thanks to Eva Kendrick, Carson-Adler, Paige Fortier, and the Goodspeed family for mentoring, guiding, teaching, and loving. Extra special thanks to the most supportive family a kid could ask for—thank you for being on this crazy journey with me!

Tess SantarsieroTESS SANTARSIERO (Ballet Girl, Ensemble)  is delighted to be back at The Goodspeed Opera House after understudying Sweetie Pie in Because of Winn Dixie. Her favorite theatre credits include local productions of Shrek (Gingy), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), and Seussical (Who). She has been dancing for 8 years and competitively for 3. Tess is thankful for the amazing friends she has made this season! IG: @tess_santarsiero
Nick SilverioNICK SILVERIO* (Dance Captain, Older Billy, Dancer, Ensemble) is honored to return to Goodspeed! Massachusetts native. University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, BS in Economics 2018. National Tour: Elf. Regional: La Cage aux Folles (Pioneer and Goodspeed). New York: Elf (MSG), When Change Comes (Mark Stuart), Dance Lab NY, DanceBreak, Red Bucket Follies. Television: SNL, SYTYCD, AGT. Love and thanks to the family, creatives, Elite, CTG, AEA, and Billy for teaching him to fly! IG: @nicksilverioo
Byron St. CyrBYRON ST. CYR* (Big Davey, Ensemble) is excited to be making his Goodspeed debut! Credits include On Your Feet (WBT), Elf: The Musical (Syracuse Stage), and My Fair Lady (National Tour), among others. Recent solo concert work with his 4600 Mithra Trio includes Byron St. Cyr Swings Down Broadway and 4600 Mithra: My New Orleans (2018 MAC Nomination). Thank you, Charles. I wouldn’t be here without you. For more info visit www.byronstcyr.com or @BSCjr on Instagram.
Jesse SwimmJESSE SWIMM* (George, Ensemble) comes to Goodspeed (3rd time) off a 3½ year run with the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock on Broadway. Broadway: Mary Poppins (u/s Bert). Tours: Cameron Mackintosh’s My Fair Lady (Swing/Dance Captain), West Side Story (Action), Grease (Eugene). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Sharon Playhouse/Lumiere), Fiddler on the Roof and High Button Shoes (Goodspeed), Shrek (NSMT), The Rink (Cape Playhouse). Thanks to family and creative staff. Jesse is the proud owner of a rescue dog. Instagram/Twitter: @jswimm1

Camiel Warren-TaylorCAMIEL WARREN-TAYLOR (Ballet Girl, Ensemble) is excited to be making her debut at The Goodspeed. Regional: Olney Theatre Center, Matilda (Lavender, Jr. Dance Captain); Delaware Theatre Company, Honk (Downy); Quintessence Theatre Group, Oliver! (Hand Walker, Jr. Dance Captain); Walnut Street Theatre, Annie (Kate) and The Wizard of Oz (Flower girl Munchkin). Film: Life (Dominique) TV: Happy (Snickering Twit). Education: Completed 6th grade at a Performing Arts School. Thanking my Mom and Dad for all their encouragement and support. 
Gerard LanzerottiGERARD LANZEROTTI (Swing) This is Gerard’s first show at Goodspeed, and he is honored to be a part of such a brilliant company. Previous credits: The Producers (Leo understudy) and Guys and Dolls (Benny Southstreet) at the Argyle Theatre, Grease (Sonny) with Royal Caribbean Productions, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reuben/Butler) at Theatre by the Sea, West Side Story (Action) at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Spamalot at Arkansas Rep, Sister Act and The Little Mermaid at White Plains PAC. NYU/Tisch CAP21.
Samantha LittlefordSAMANTHA LITTLEFORD (Swing) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! Recent credits: Be More Chill (Collegiate Premiere), Hair, and American Idiot (PSU). Recent graduate of Penn State University, BFA. All my love and gratitude to the entire Billy team, Professional Artists Agency, Carl, T, Joey, and always… Dad. IG: @samlittleford96


GABRIEL BARRE (Director) is an internationally acclaimed director who recently directed Amazing Grace on Broadway and in Washington DCOff Broadway credits include the original productions of; Manhattan Theatre Club’s, The Wild Party, Summer of ’42, john & jen and Almost, Maine. National Tours include Amazing Grace, Pippin, and Cinderella. Regional theatre credits include the original production of Memphis, at North Shore Music Theatre and Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA; A Sign of the Times at the Delaware Theatre Company; as well as Sweeney Todd, Finian’s Rainbow, Houdini, Camille, A Sign of the Times and many others at Goodspeed Musicals and at the nearby, Terris Theatre. International credits include: the Mexican premiere of Billy Elliot, The Scarlet Pimpernel in Japan, and numerous shows in Korea, China and the Czech Republic, including the world premiere of the new Czech musical, Holmes, The Legend which opened last fall and the Frank Wildhorn musical, Carmen which recently celebrated its 10th sold out year anniversary.

MARC KIMELMAN (Choreographer) was the associate choreographer for Broadway’s A Bronx Tale and National Tour. He choreographed Saturday Night Fever (National Tour), Man of La Mancha (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Play It Cool and The Apple Boys (Off-Broadway), Once On This Island (Dora Award for Outstanding Choreography), Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (NYMF), Songbird and The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater). TV/Film: Degrassi: The Next Generation and Don’t Talk to Irene (starring Geena Davis). Marc is movement consultant for Vogue magazine (Annie Leibovitz, Charlize Theron). Associate/Assistant: Broadway revival Jesus Christ Superstar, Queen’s We Will Rock You (National Tour), Freaky Friday (Disney workshop), Hands on a Hardbody (Broadway workshop), Seven Deadly Sins (NYC Ballet). Upcoming: Associate Choreographer for Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill. www.marckimelman.com


MICHAEL O'FLAHERTY (Music Director) is in his 28th season as Goodspeed's Resident Music Director. Broadway: By Jeeves, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, A Streetcar Named Desire. Also: Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Ford's Theatre, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and the Smithsonian Institution. Musical Supervisor and Cabaret Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for 11 years. His original musical A Connecticut Christmas Carol, for which he wrote music and lyrics, was presented at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre in Chester in 2017/2018 and will run again this December. Michael has recently received the Tom Killen Award for Lifetime Achievement—the highest honor given by the Connecticut Critics Circle.

WALT SPANGLER (Scenic Design) Goodspeed: The Will Rogers Follies, The Smell of The Greasepaint - The Roar of The Crowd, Happy Days, Camille Claudel, Flight of The Lawnchair Man, Heartland. Broadway: Escape To Margaritaville, Tuck Everlasting, Desire Under the Elms, Scandalous, A Christmas Story, Hollywood Arms. Walt designs for theater, opera, and dance around the nation and around the globe.
JEN CAPRIO (Costume Design) Previously at Goodspeed: Wonderful Life, LMNOP, A Sign of the Times. Broadway: Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. West End: The Lion. National/International Tours: Falsettos, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion, …Spelling Bee, Kaleidoscope (Celebrity Cruises). NYC/Off-Broadway: City Center Encores!, Audible/Minetta Lane, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout, Primary Stages, Cherry Lane, LaMama, ETC, Ensemble Studio Theatre. Over 150 LORT productions (selected): Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: Sesame Street (Seasons 47-51). 2019 Daytime Emmy nomination: Sesame Street Season 48.
JASON KANTROWITZ (Lighting Design) Broadway designs include Dames at Sea, [title of show], Dame Edna, Tru, Starmites, Scarlet Pimpernel (Lincoln Center), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. NYC Ballet: Seven Deady Sins. International productions include Billy Elliot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Young Frankenstein, Peter Pan, Sweet Charity, The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph (Mexico); The Syringa Tree (London); Caravan (Buenos Aires). US Touring shows include The Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Stars On Ice. Theme Parks include Fantasmic!, Finding Nemo, Festival of the Lion King, Voyage of the Little Mermaid. In his role of Creative Producer, Jason creates shows and brand experiences for global entertainment companies, delighting millions of people annually.
JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals and to once again be working with such a talented creative team, including the director, Gabriel Barre. Jay has enjoyed working with Mr. Barre many times including, most recently, Amazing Grace and A Sign of the Times at The Terris Theatre in Chester. Jay has designed countless other productions at both The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre. Over the years his work has gone on to be heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at Regional Theatres from coast to coast. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay serves as their Audio Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut with Cookie and Macy.

MARK ADAM RAMPMEYER (Hair & Wig Design) has designed more than 20 productions for Goodspeed Musicals, including 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, and Oklahoma!. As a stylist, he was fortunate enough to be a part of the Broadway productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and 42nd Street. Other design credits include Broadway: West Side Story, Lysistrata Jones, The Farnsworth Invention. Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger, Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle, and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore with Olympia Dukakis. Regional: The Legend of Georgia McBride and Christmas on the Rocks for TheaterWorks and many productions for Hartford Stage Company. He is the recipient of a 2010 Drama Desk Award for Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle at Signature Theatre Company. Thanks to all for their continued support on this journey. *peep*


UNKLEDAVE’S FIGHT-HOUSE (Fight Direction) David Anzuelo is the founder of UnkleDave’s Fight-House, a Drama Desk-nominated company of fight directors. Core members include Gerry Rodriguez; Sean Fletcher; Rocio Mendez, and Aldo Uribe. Goodspeed credits: Oliver!, Oklahoma. Broadway credits: Escape to Margaritaville (Marquis), Tuck Everlasting (Broadhurst), An American In Paris (Palace), Disgraced (Lyceum). Off-Broadway: The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic), Mojada; The Girl From The North Country (Public Theater), Happy Talk (New Group),. The Rolling Stone (Lincoln Center). Dave is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company and Rising Phoenix Rep.

JENNIFER SCAPETIS-TYCER (Dialect Coach) Jennifer’s dialect/voice/text coaching credits include work for Berkshire Theatre Group, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Bated Breath Theatre at 59E59 NYC, Playhouse on Park (West Hartford), Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, The Know Theatre Cincinnati, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Bay Street Theatre, Dirty Pretty Theatre at 45 Downstairs (Melbourne, Australia), and The Rose Theatre Bankside (London).  Jennifer is on the faculty of UConn’s Drama department and coaches for their resident Connecticut Repertory Theatre.  Jennifer trained as a voice coach at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and as an actor at ArtsEd, London.  www.jenniferscapetis.com

DAN DeLANGE (Orchestrator) has scored over 50 shows at Goodspeed Musicals. His work was also heard in the West End's production of Show Boat and was nominated for Best Musical Revival at the 2017 Olivier Awards in London. He has orchestrated for Manhattan Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall, The Jim Henson Company, Julie Andrews, Rosie O'Donnell, Live Theatricals at Universal Studios, and composers Paul Williams, Jerry Herman, Harvey Schmitt, Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Link, and Mark Hollman. His scores have been heard on Broadway, London's West End, National and European Tours, film, television, and at Regional Theaters around the world. He’s a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The world premier studio cast recording of "Something's Afoot" using Dan's orchestrations will be released in November 2019. DanDeLangeOrchestrations.com

BRADLEY G. SPACHMAN* (Production Stage Manager) originally from Chicago, has enjoyed working at both the Opera House and Terris Theaters for more years and productions than he cares to keep counting (25 and 75+). He gives his heartfelt thanks to the entire Goodspeed family throughout the years, particularly his long-time friends and colleagues: Ed, Michele, Mary, Nancy, Diane, Clay, Troy, Carla, John, Wade, Bill, MOF, Kristan, Jay, and most especially DLCH. Finally, a special thanks to Kim, without whose patience none of this would be possible.

NAOMI ANHORN* (Assistant Stage Manager) Goodspeed: Passing Through, The Music Man, The Will Rogers Follies, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rags, Anything Goes, Chasing Rainbows, Guys and Dolls, La Cage aux Folles, and A Wonderful Life. NYC: VocaPeople (Off-Broadway); The Gig, Crossing Swords, Swing State, Septimus & Clarissa (Ripe Time); The Diary of a Teenage Girl (The Essentials); Sunfish (ASCAP); Snapshots (Prospect Theater); Reborning (The Public); Zombie (Fringe & Off-Broadway). Regional: A Christmas Story, Evita, Music Man (John W. Engeman Theater); Ella (Long Wharf/National Tour). Naomi also spent five seasons with the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Works presented each fall in NYC. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. For Mom, C, C, L, & S.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States

JON MARTENS* (Michael) is thrilled to join the cast of Billy Elliot! Credits include Fun Home (John) at Baltimore Center Stage, Kinky Boots US Tour Asia (Young Charlie), Happy! for SyFy (Wisemen), Evil Lives Here for Investigative Discovery. NYC: Show & Tell (Jasper). NYC Tap Crew. Regional: A Christmas Story (Tap Speciality Boy), Peter Pan (Lost Boy). Special thanks to Mom, Dad, and his sister Isabel for their enduring support and to DDO and LTM for their commitment to fulfilling my dream.