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Guys and Dolls Cast and Creative Team

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Nancy Anderson
NANCY ANDERSON* (Miss Adelaide) Broadway: A Class Act, Wonderful Town. West End & Tours: Lois Lane/Bianca, Kiss Me, Kate! (Olivier Nomination, Helen Hayes Nomination); Doctor Dolittle. Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven (Playwrights), Yank! (The York), Fanny Hill (Drama Desk Nomination), Jolson & Co. (Drama Desk Nomination). At Goodspeed: Oolie/Donna, City of Angels; Johanna, Sweeney Todd; Gwendolyn, By Jeeves; Fanny Hill, Fanny Hill; Sybil, Dorian Grey. Other regional: Peter, Peter Pan; Gloria, Damn Yankees; Ilona, She Loves Me (Paper Mill); Sukie, Witches of Eastwick (Ogunquit); Side By Side By Sondheim (Helen Hayes Nomination); The Tempest; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. Ethan McSweeny). Album: Ten Cents A Dance.
Scott Cote

SCOTT COTE* (Nicely-Nicely Johnson) Scott is thrilled to be making his debut here at Goodspeed Opera House. Scott played the role of Goran in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on the 1st Broadway National Tour. Other regional credits include Tim in Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public Theatre); The Bellhop in Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street Theatre); Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened…Forum (Flat Rock Playhouse); and Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret, Howard in Moon Over Buffalo, LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, Robert in Boeing Boeing, and Brian Runnicles in No Sex Please, We’re British, all at Northern Stage.

Jerry Gallagher
JERRY GALLAGHER* (Big Jule) is happy to return to Goodspeed, having appeared as Big Six in City of Angels in 2011. Jerry has performed the role of Big Jule several times, including a National Tour, a European Tour, and aboard the S/S Norway. When not doing Guys and Dolls, Jerry can usually be found—heavily bearded—performing the role of Moose in Crazy For You. He was featured in the acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse/PBS Great Performances production. Other roles include Pap Finn (Big River), Miles Gloriosus (…Forum), and Christmas Present (A Christmas Carol). Jerry has also appeared on The Guiding Light and The Big C.
John Jellison
JOHN JELLISON * (Arvide Abernathy) has appeared on Broadway in Motown The Musical, Memphis, All Shook Up, Phantom of the Opera, Caroline Or Change, Oklahoma!, Putting It Together, Anything Goes, On The Town, Paul Simon’s The Capeman, Titanic, Crazy For You, Mastergate, Me And My Girl, Sunday in the Park With George, Nick And Nora, Wind in the Willows, Baby, Zalmen Or The Madness of God, and Sweet Bird Of Youth.  Some of his Off-Broadway credits include the original Assassins, A New Brain, Deathbed, The Waves, Asylum, and Lennon. TV: The Good Wife, Law & Order(s). He’s worked at many fine theaters around the country.

Karen Murphy

KAREN MURPHY * (General Matilda Cartwright) Karen's career highlights include stepping in for Angela Lansbury in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music. Additional Broadway credits: A Christmas Carol, Titanic, 42nd Street, All Shook Up, 9 to 5, King David. She has received a Bistro Award for her NYC cabaret debut and a Drama Desk nomination for the off-Broadway show My Vaudeville Man. Tours: Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, White Christmas, The Wizard of Oz. Previous Goodspeed: Show Boat. Torchgoddess.com
Manna Nichols MANNA NICHOLS* (Sarah Brown) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! Select credits include My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle-Arena Stage), Les Misérables (Eponine-Pioneer Theatre Co., Maine State MT), Miss Saigon (Kim- Kansas City Starlight Tour, Fulton Theatre, Walnut St.), The King & I (Tuptim-Walnut St, North Shore MT), and Tokio Confidential (Off-Broadway). Hugs and thanks to her family and friends for their continued support; kisses to Will for his love and encouragement! In memory of Dr. Steve Zegree. God is good!
Noah Plomgren
NOAH PLOMGREN * (Benny Southstreen) is thrilled to be back at Goodspeed after making his debut last season as Elephant Jack in The Circus in Winter. Other recent credits include Garry in Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Max in Lend Me A Tenor (Bay Street Theatre), Claude in the National Tour of HAIR (dir. Diane Paulus), Charles Clarke in Titanic (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Gabe in Next to Normal (Hangar Theatre), Zack in Tigers Be Still (City Theatre Company). Education: Carnegie Mellon.
Mark Price
MARK PRICE* (Nathan Detroit) Broadway: Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay); Wonderful TownAll Shook Up (Dennis); Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff); Mamma Mia! (Pepper); Dance of the Vampires (Boris); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy u/s); Paul Simon’s The CapemanChicago. Regional: The Cottage (Theatre Aspen); Can-Can,  Lend Me A Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse); Assassins (Milwaukee Rep); The 39 Steps (George Street Playhouse); Into the Woods (Alliance Theater); Sondheim Celebration at Lincoln Center; Sweeney Todd (Helen Hayes nomination); 70, Girls, 70 (City Center Encores!). Film and TV: The Good WifeLaw & OrderBroadway’s Finest, Tony Awardswww.aboutmarkprice.com.
Tony Roach

TONY ROACH (Sky Masterson) The Men (Primary Stages, World Premiere Workshop); Gaugleprixtown (Studio 42, American Premiere); You Can’t Take It With You and others (TACT Salon Series). Regional:  Seven productions at the Shakespeare Theatre DC, including two world premieres, The Liar and The Metromaniacs, by David Ives; The Importance of Being Earnest, All’s Well That Ends Well. World premiere, Rich Girl (George St./Cleveland Playhouses); Laertes in Hamlet, Hartford Stage. Other Regional: Dorset Theatre Festival; Cincinnati Playhouse; Shakes & Co.; American Repertory Theatre.  Proud company member of TACT. Film: Title role in the musical comedy The Adventures of Buckskin JackMiles From Nowhere. Training: BA, Columbia University; MFA, ART/MXAT Institute, Harvard University.

David Sitler
DAVID SITLER * (Lt. Brannigan) is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut and joining this great company. He was last seen in The Foreigner at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and has worked on Broadway (An Inspector Calls), National Tour (Frost/Nixon with Stacy Keach), in and around NYC, and regionally from Maine to California in roles from Atticus to Scrooge in over 120 productions. Film credits include the soon-to-be-released The Challenger, Black Dog Red Dog, In Session, and Ghetto Dawg; TV credits include Zero Hour and Law & Order SVU. Thanks to all at Judy Boals, a great cast and crew, Stuart and Paul, and wife/actor Carolyn Popp. Proud member of Actors' Equity. www.davidsitler.com
Paul Aguirre
PAUL AGUIRRE * (Angie the Ox, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed, having previously been in Singin' in the Rain and Li'l Abner. Paul was recently in the closing international tour of Billy Elliot (Big Davey) and recorded the cast album/performed in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Papa Who) at Madison Square Garden. Regional productions include Miss Saigon (The Engineer), In The Heights (Piragua Guy), The Wiz (Lion), and Twist (Potlatch, directed by Debbie Allen). For more, please visit www.paulaguirre.com. Love to DAT and NAT. Paul forever dedicates his work to Ma for her never-ending love and support.
Michael Biren

MICHAEL BIREN* (Calvin, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed, where he was previously seen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Off-Broadway: Revolution in the Elbow (with Cady Huffman). Tours: Billy Elliot (with Faith Prince) and Cinderella (with Lea Salonga). Regional: Riverside Theatre, The MUNY, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maine State Music Theatre, and Fulton Theatre. BA in Theatre and Biology from Muhlenberg College. Thanks to Goodspeed and Paul Hardt. Proud Equity Member. Love to DMRSCLB+L!

Michael Callahan
MICHAEL CALLAHAN* (Ensemble) is excited to make his Goodspeed debut. Broadway: Cinderella (Raccoon, u/s Jean-Michel) Regional: A Chorus Line (Mike) at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre and TUTS. Other Regional theatres include Ogunquit Playhouse, The Hangar Theatre, and Derby Dinner Playhouse. BFA Elon University. Special thank you to DGRW, Mom, Dad, Kenz, and Cian.
Jordan Grubb
JORDAN GRUBB * (Rusty Charlie, Ensemble) is delighted to be on stage at this incredible and historic theatre.  Recent credits: Mary Poppins (National Tour), A Chorus Line (Sacramento Music Circus), My Fair Lady (NSMT), The Music Man (KC Starlight), 42nd Street (Westchester Broadway).  Point Park grad.  Love and thanks to Mom and Dad for taking him to his first Broadway musical-Guys and Dolls! Also love to the fam, M.E. Management, and "Creatch."  Proud member of Actors' Equity.
Carlos Lopez

CARLOS LOPEZ * (Harry the Horse, Joey Ensemble) is glad to be revisiting G&D after doing the 1992 Broadway revival. Gangster 1 (Kiss Me, Kate), Fake Santa (Elf), Piragua (In the Heights), Man 1 (My Way), Pseudolus (…Forum), Marcellus (The Music Man), Billis (South Pacific), originated the role of Hotel Manager in The Fifth Column by Ernest Hemingway. Sancho (Man of La Mancha), Oscar (The Odd Couple), Hot Blades Harry (Urinetown), Smokey (Damn Yankees). Broadway: eight shows, including G&D and the 2001 G&D tour. Lots of TV and movies—ask me.

Kate Marilley KATE MARILLEY* (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed for Guys and Dolls! Broadway/National Tour: Billy Elliot (Mum u/s), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly u/s). Regional: White Christmas (Judy Haynes); Damn Yankees (Lola); 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer); On the Town (Ivy Smith); Singin' in the Rain (Kathy Selden); Something's Afoot (Lettie); Can-Can (Pistache u/s); A Chorus Line (Sheila); Kiss Me, Kate (Kate u/s); and more! BFA from Carnegie Mellon. Much love and thanks to her parents, and husband Marcellus!
Katya Preiser
KATYA PREISER* (Ensemble) Thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut, Katya started at the School of American Ballet, danced with the Boston Ballet, and represented the United States at the 21st Varna International Ballet Competition. Featured in numerous Films, TV projects, and Music Videos. Musical Theater credits include Oklahoma! (Dream Laurey), A Chorus Line (Kristine), West Side Story. Recently appeared as the Count's Mistress in Le Nozze Di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera/ PBS’s Great Performances. Special thanks to Family, Loved Ones, and Mentors.
Rod Roberts
ROD ROBERTS* (Ensemble) Rod is thrilled to be back at Goodspeed! Last seen here in Half a Sixpence. Most recently appeared in the pre-Broadway workshop of Can-Can. Broadway: Beauty and the Beast; Peter Pan. London’s West End: Show Boat. Tours/Regional: Beauty and the Beast; Peter Pan; A Chorus Line; Harold Prince’s Show Boat and Kiss of the Spider Woman; Guys and Dolls; Chicago; Cats; White Christmas; Kiss Me, Kate; On the Town. For Mom.
Ian Saunders
IAN SAUNDERS (Ensemble) is a Michigan native and is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut. Credits include Ensemble in On the Town (The Marriott Theatre), Gangster #2 and Dance Captain in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Mike in A Chorus Line (Connecticut Repertory Theatre).  BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas State University.
Kim Sava  KIM SAVA* (Agatha, Ensemble) was last seen at Goodspeed as Pegeen in Mame. Credits include Harmony (The Ahmanson, The Alliance); Rocky Horror Picture Show (Pioneer); Ariel in Footloose (Fireside); Rizzo in Grease (Tuacahn); Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Annie (Fulton Opera House); A Christmas Carol (NSMT); Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, The Producers (MSMT); All Shook Up (Carousel). Thanks to Michael Price, Donna Lynn, Don, Alex, Paul Hardt, and most importantly to my best friend and husband, Michael.
Christine Cornish Smith
CHRISTINE CORNISH SMITH* (Ensemble) is a Texas native thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut in one of her favorite musicals! National Tour: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (dir. Andy Blankenbuehler). Regional: Chicago Lyric Opera, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Watertower Theater, and Lyric Stage. Education: BFA CCM. Thanks to my family and friends, teachers, CTG, and my Markle!
Michael Bullard

MICHAEL BULLARD (Swing) is thrilled to be joining Goodspeed for Guys and Dolls. Michael recently returned from two years on the international tour of West Side Story as Baby John. Other notable productions: The Music Man (Ogunquit Playhouse); Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street, and Cabaret (Surflight Theatre). Michael was raised in Saranac Lake, NY and earned a B.A. in Theatre Performace from Wagner College. Thanks CTG, family, and friends for the love and kikis.

Jayme Wappel JAYME WAPPEL (Swing) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! Favorite regional and collegiate credits include Mary Poppins; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Yo, Vikings!; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; and Starlight Express. Jayme was most recently seen dancing and flying as an aerialist aboard Royal Caribbean Cruiselines. She is a proud Point Park University graduate. Many thanks to the cast, crew, and creative team. Endless love to my family and friends!


Don Stephenson
DON STEPHENSON (Director) Directed Titanic (Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall, MUNY Opera, Hangar Theatre-BroadwayWorld nomination Best Director of a Musical, Westchester Broadway Theatre); Of Mice and Manhattan (Millenium Stage Kennedy Center); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Lend Me A Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse); Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public Theatre); The Cottage (Theatre Aspen); Lend Me A Tenor (Bay Street Theatre-BroadwayWorld nomination Best Director of a Play); Deathtrap, Noises Off, The 39 Steps (Flat Rock Playhouse); The Mystery of King Tut, Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks/USA); The Great Unknown (NY Theatre Festival); Oleanna, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Doctors and Diseases (Barter Theatre); The Desperate Hours, Through All Kinds of Weather (Clarence Brown Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (American Stage Festival). Other NY directing credits: Buck Simple (Garrick Gaieties); When Pigs Fly (Kaufman Theatre); Golden Voices (Symphony Space); Old Flames (Theatre Studio Inc.); workshop of My Time of Day: The Letters, Lyrics, and Music of Frank Loesser. Don played the D’Ysquith Family in the Tony-Award winning A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder, starred as Leo Bloom in Broadway’s The Producers. Other Broadway performances: Rock of Ages, Private Lives, Dracula, Titanic, Parade, By Jeeves, The Bandwagon, Pardon My English, Wonderful Town. BA University of Tennessee. Upcoming: directing Buyer and Cellar (Pittsburgh Public Theatre).
Alex Sanchez
ALEX SANCHEZ (Choreographer) New York choreography: Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizon); Fiorello, Where’s Charley? (City Center Encores!); Giant (The Public Theater); Red Eye of Love (Dicapo Theatre). Regional: Follies (Chicago Shakespeare); Far From Heaven (Williamstown); Roman Holiday (Guthrie); 42nd Street (Stratford Shakespeare); Giant (Dallas Theater Center); Camelot (Glimmerglass); Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid (Muny). Soloist with Ballet Chicago and Ruth Page Ballet, and performed in over ten Broadway shows. Thanks to Don, Donna, and the Goodspeed staff. Special thanks to Lainie, Avelina, and Isabela, my inspiration, love, and support. www.alexsanc.com.

MICHAEL O'FLAHERTY (Music Director) is in his 24th 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, Genesius, for which he wrote music and lyrics, was recently showcased in NYC.

PAUL TATE dePOO III (Scenic Design) is a NYC-based scenic and production designer: Orlando, Alcina (WhiteBox LES); Les Misérables, The Wiz, Annie, The Music ManHello, Dolly! (Maltz Jupiter); Swallowed (BAM); Rocky Horror (Yale); One Man, Two Guvnors (Pioneer Theatre); Other Desert Cities, A Christmas Carol (Capital Rep); Pageant (Off-Broadway); Lost Highway, I Do!, I Do! (Infinity); Look Upon Our Lowliness (NYC Movement Co.); Hello, Dolly! (Cape Playhouse); The Kite Runner (Boston Rep). Broadway Associate: Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center, English National Opera), Lady Day, How To SucceedNice Work If You Can Get It, Bengal Tiger, FolliesAnything Goes. Paul is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab and recently Live Design Magazine’s ‘Young Designer to Watch’. www.pauldePoo.com



TRACY CHRISTENSEN (Costume Design) previously designed Good News!, Something's Afoot, and City of Angels at Goodspeed. Other design credits include Souvenir (Broadway), Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (HBO film starring Audra McDonald), Sweeney Todd (starring Emma Thompson), Major Barbara (The Pearl), Abundance (Hartford Stage), Billy Elliot (MUNY), Company (with Neil Patrick Harris), Curious George the Musical (TheatreworksUSA), The Boys from Syracuse (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC), Eternal Equinox (59E59 Street), Seussical the Musical (Lucille Lortel), Curtains (Paper Mill Playhouse), Blue Horizons whale & dolphin show (Sea World, Orlando/San Diego), Annie Get Your Gun (Chicago’s Ravinia Festival starring Patti LuPone), The Ohmies (off-Broadway), nine summer seasons designing for the Chautauqua Theater Company. Faculty member: SUNY Purchase for costume design. www.tracychristensen.com.

  STEPHEN TERRY (Lighting Design) Lincoln Center: Titanic in Concert. Broadway (Associate): Glengarry Glen Ross, The People in the Picture, Sixteen Wounded. Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Co. Tours: Twyla Tharp, Carmen de Lavallade, Jekyll and Hyde Concert Tour. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Lend Me A Tenor; Capital Rep: Smokey Joe’s Café; The Hangar Theatre: Titanic; Flat Rock Playhouse: 20+ productions including Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Evita, Zelda, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, The Buddy Holly Story. Other Regional work: La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Opera, Mark Taper Forum, and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. Stephen also designs lighting for corporate/industrial events and television.
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals. Jay has designed countless productions at both the Goodspeed Opera House and the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. His work has also been 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 Lighting & Sound Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
  MARK ADAM RAMPMEYER (Wig & Hair Designer) is very happy to return to Goodspeed for this production. His work has been seen here in The Most Happy Fella, Good News!, Something’s Afoot, 42nd Street, Big River, and Half a Sixpence, to name a few. Broadway: West Side Story, Lysistrata Jones, The Farnsworth Invention. Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger, Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore with Olympia Dukakis, and, most recently, Talley’s Folly at Roundabout Theatre Company. Mark is the Costume Rental Manager for Goodspeed Musicals and makes his home here in East Haddam. Thanks to all for their continued support on this journey. *peep*

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.