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Holiday Inn Cast and Creative Team

Holiday Inn Cast and Creative Team

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CAST

Gavin Lee GAVIN LEE (Ted Hanover: Dec 5-28) has recently returned from London, where he played the Fred Astaire role in the musical Top Hat. On Broadway and National Tour, he played Bert the Chimney Sweep in Disney’s Mary Poppins, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. New York: Show Boat (Carnegie Hall). London: Disney’s Mary Poppins, Crazy For You, Peggy Sue Got Married, Me and My Girl, Oklahoma!, and Contact. TV: Law & Order SVU, The Good Wife. Gavin can currently be seen on TV in the final season of White Collar.
   
Noah Marlowe NOAH MARLOWE* (Charlie) Broadway: Act One (ensemble, u/s Mossie/Bernie Hart), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks). National Tour: Elf the Musical (Michael). Operatic Musical: I am Harvey Milk (Young Harvey Milk, original cast recording). Off-Broadway: WikiMusical (Young Peter, Mario, NYMF), Fun Home (Christian, Public Theater), My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life (Tommy, Workshop Theater). Regional: LMNOP (Timmy, Goodspeed), Gypsy, Nutcracker, Cinderella. TV: 30 Rock. Concerts: Broadway Youth Ensemble (Soloist).
   
Susan Mosher SUSAN MOSHER* (Louise) Susan is delighted to be making her Goodspeed debut. Broadway: Hairspray. Off-Broadway: NEWSical the Musical, Suds, Back to Bacharach & David. TV: Nurse Jackie, Without A Trace, HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk 2 w/Vanessa Redgrave, Beverly Hills 90210 Veronica’s Closet, and a recurring role on Showtime’s The L Word. Film includes: A View From The Top, Lost Souls, It's Pat, The Wedding Planner and Bear City 2: The Proposal Susan was also the host of the long running weekly show BACKSTAGE at the NYC theater hot spot 54 Below.
   
Patti Murin PATTI MURIN* (Linda) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed after being seen in Princesses (2004) and Band Geeks! (2010). Broadway/NYC: Lysistrata Jones (Lysistrata Jones), Wicked (Galinda, First National Tour), Xanadu (Euterpe), Love's Labour's Lost (Princess, Shakespeare in the Park), Fly By Night (Daphne, Playwrights Horizons). Other favorite credits: Emma (Emma, Old Globe Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Ariel, The MUNY), Chicago (Roxie, The MUNY). TV: Royal Pains, Untitled Louis CK Pilot (CBS). BFA Syracuse University. So much love and thanks to the family and to Colin. This one is for Reagan and Shannon, my beautiful CT girls! Follow Patti on Twitter: @pattimurin.
   
Haley Podschun HALEY PODSCHUN* (Lila) Goodspeed debut! Her time in New York (since the age of 12) has been filled with Broadway shows such as Chaplin, Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, Hairspray, and The Sound of Music. She was recently seen touring the country, starring as Glinda in Wicked. Other fun things include Freckleface Strawberry (original Strawberry, Off-Broadway), Hairspray (1st National Tour), Hairspray (Tammy, New Line Cinema), Louie (FX), In Your Arms (NYSAF), Elle in Legally Blonde (Arvada Center), Wendy in Peter Pan (Paper Mill), and being a pen-pal to an awesome third-grade class in Aplington, Iowa for seven years. Happy Holidays! www.hayleypodschun.com
   
Noah Racey NOAH RACEY * (Ted Hanover: Sept 19-Dec 4) is overjoyed to be onstage at Goodspeed again, where he was last seen in a dress as Charley in Where’s Charley. Broadway: Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies. Off-Broadway: Earnest in Love (Irish Rep), Synchopation (York Theatre). Workshops: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Sam Mendes), Yank (David Cromer), Cirque du Soleil (David Shiner). Noah conceived, wrote, choreographed – and starred in – 2013’s world premiere of Noah Racey’s PULSE (Asolo Repertory Theatre, directed by Jeff Calhoun). Noah is a product of – and strong proponent for – arts funding in public schools.
   
Danny Rutigliano DANNY RUTIGLIANO* (Danny) Goodspeed: The Fabulous Lipitoness. Broadway/National Tours; The Lion King (original Broadway/Los Angeles casts; Ovation Award), Billy Elliot, Born Yesterday, How to Succeed..., ...Whorehouse Goes Public. Starred in Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel. Title role, City Center Encores! Fiorello. Other Encores!: Bells Are Ringing, Kismet, The New Moon, One Touch of Venus. Off-Broadway: Silk Stockings, Hollywood Pinafore, Godspell, Yiddle With a Fiddle, Topper, Daydreams. TV/Film: Blue Bloods, Elementary, Bored To Death, Without a Trace, all the Law & Orders, My Big Fat Greek Life, Three Sisters, Brothers Garcia, Naked Brothers Band, Goodfellas, 13, The Producers, Dumbo II. Extensive regional theatre, numerous commercials and voiceovers. Favorite role: Husband to Jacqueline Monroe. dannyrutigliano.com
   
Tally Sessions TALLY SESSIONS (Jim) Goodspeed Musicals: Carousel, Lizzie Borden. Broadway: Big Fish, The House of Blue Leaves. Tours: South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: Giant (Public), Queen of the Mist (Transport Group), Yank! (York), Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!), Godspell. Regional: Robin and the Seven Hoods (Old Globe); Assassins, The Gospel According to Fishman (Signature); The Immigrant  (Westport Country Playhouse); South Pacific, Little Shop of Horrors (Paper Mill); Chess (Arvada Center); White Christmas  (Pioneer); The Spitfire Grill (Florida Stage); Floyd Collins (Actors’ Playhouse); The Full Monty (Theatre Aspen). TV: Elementary Recordings: Yank!, Big Fish, Giant, Queen of the Mist, Roberta. Awards: Carbonell Award (twice), Henry Award.
   
Alissa Alter ALISSA ALTER * (Ensemble) is THRILLED to be back at Goodspeed! First National Tours: A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls. Regional: 42nd Street (Goodspeed, North Shore Music Theatre), The Music Man (Arena Stage), White Christmas (Judy, Gateway Playhouse). Alissa is also an avid improviser with the Magnet Theatre and UCB in NYC. Thank you Michael P., Bob, Donna Lynn, Michael O., Gordon, Denis, Paul, and the cast and crew. All my love to my family and my Shane. Proud AEA member. For Sassy. www.alissaalter.com
   
Abby Church ABBY CHURCH* (Ensemble) Goodspeed debut! Broadway: How to Succeed…(Rosemary u/s), White Christmas. Tours/NY: Billy Elliot (1st National), 42nd Street (Asia), City Center Encores, Irish Repertory Theatre. Regional: Kennedy Center, Riverside Theatre, NSMT, Atlanta TOTS, Hangar Theatre. TV: Team Umizoomi. Acting BFA from Ithaca College. Cheers, Bloc! Love to Shaun and the entire Church-Lang-Smith clan. For Dad, who grew up seeing shows at Goodspeed and has passed his love of theatre on to me. I cannot thank you enough. Go Jerry!
   
Darien Crago DARIEN CRAGO* (Ensemble) is honored to be making her Goodspeed debut in this World Premiere! Darien is no stranger to Irving Berlin's music, having recently participated in the Broadway workshop of Top Hat with Chris Gattelli and the National Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas with Randy Skinner. Recent Regional credits: Paper Mill (Thoroughly Modern Millie), PCLO (Singin’ in the Rain, Footloose), Engeman Theater (Peggy: 42nd Street; Judy: White Christmas). "Many thanks to Denis and love to my family!" DarienCrago.com
   
Caley Crawford CALEY CRAWFORD (Ensemble) Boston Conservatory graduate. She is so thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut with Holiday Inn! Credits include: National Tour: A Chorus Line (Cassie) with Baayork Lee; Regional/NY: Timmy the Great with Jay Binder, A.R.T.'s Donkey Show (Oberon/Mia), A Chorus Line (Val), Cabaret (Rosie/Kost). Thanks to CTG, Paul Hardt, the Holiday Inn team, and my big Texas family!
   
Jeremiah Ginn JEREMIAH GINN* (Ensemble) is at least the 237th hardest-working man in showbiz. Son of retired Fire Marshall Michael, World Champion of Motherhood Terrie, brother to Emily, uncle to Malinoa and Elania, who are cuter than your nieces. Off-Broadway: Murder for Two. National Tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: North Shore Music Theater, Hale Center Theatre, Jackson Hole Playhouse. BFA from Brigham Young University. Thanks to Bloc, the Goodspeed gang, and the creative team of Holiday Inn! Love to Tj.
   
Juliane Godfrey JULIANE GODFREY* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at the Goodspeed amongst this incredible team! Past Goodspeed credits include Good News! and The Great American Mousical (dir. by Julie Andrews). NY: Top Hat (Workshop), Volleygirls (Katie; NYMF/Workshop). Regional: A Chorus Line (Bebe; Sacramento Music Circus), How to Succeed… (Miss Krumholtz; Stages St. Louis), Oliver! (Charlotte; Paper Mill), The Music Man (Zaneeta; Arena Stage). Endless love and thanks to BBR and my incredible family! For Miss Becky.
   
Laura Harrison LAURA HARRISON* (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Goodspeed debut after performing in the NYC workshop of Holiday Inn! Off-Broadway: NOFX’s Home Street Home (Workshop/Theatre at St. Clement’s). 1st National Tour: Ragtime. Regional: Pericles (Goodman), Carousel (Long Wharf), The Wild Duck (Court Theatre), Jacob and Jack (Victory Gardens), The Most Happy Fella (Ravinia Festival), Fiddler on the Roof (Marriott Theatre), Coney Island Christmas (Workshop/Geffen), Oblivion (Workshop/Center Theater Group). TV/Film: Showtime, SyFy, ABC, CBS. Northwestern University graduate. Love to Keith. www.thisislaura.com
   
Bryan Thomas Hunt BRYAN THOMAS HUNT* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut with the world premeire of another Irving Berlin classic. National Tours: Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Kennedy Center), Billy Elliot. Regional: Billy Elliot (The Muny), Harmony A New Musical (Alliance, Ahmanson/CTG) IB's White Christmas (Paper Mill Playhouse, Westchester), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ogunquit Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Berkshire Festival Theatre). BFA, Boston Conservatory. Thanks to Goodspeed, Denis, and Gordon. Love to my incredible family, the best sister ever, and my awesome girlfriend.
   
Charles MacEachern  CHARLES MacEACHERN* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful new musical. Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, Charlie now calls New York home. The singer/dancer/songwriter most recently travelled to Los Angeles to record his debut album - have a listen at charliemacsings.com! Theater credits include 42nd Street; Crazy For You; Altar Boyz; Hello, Dolly!; and the Broadway-bound production of Jerry Lewis' The Nutty Professor. This one's for Yogi! Miss You.
   
Karl Skyler Urban KARL SKYLER URBAN (Ensemble) Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Karl is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn! Previous credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying., Crazy for You, Anything Goes, Brigadoon, and The Whale by Sam Hunter. He is endlessly thankful to the Holiday Inn team, his friends, and especially his family for supporting him in his theatrical endeavors. Proud recent graduate of the University of Michigan. karlskylerurban.com
   
Amy Van Norstrand AMY VAN NORSTRAND* (Ensemble) is delighted to tap her way to her Goodspeed Opera House debut! Proud Point Park University grad! National Tour: Elf the Musical. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, and John W. Engeman Theater. Many thanks to Denis, Barry, Joyce, and my family, and to Brian for his constant love and support.
   
John T. Wolf JOHN T. WOLFE * (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the Goodspeed stage after last being seen in their production of Mame. John attended the Music/Dance/Theatre program at BYU. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (u/s Jimmy, Paper Mill Playhouse); Gypsy (Yonkers, Capital Rep); Hello, Dolly! (Cape Playhouse); Spamalot (MUNY); My One And Only (Stages St. Louis); and White Christmas (Pioneer Theatre Company). John would like to thank his friends, family, and David for their love and support.
   
Sarah Fagan SARAH FAGAN (Swing) is excited to make her debut at Goodspeed Opera House! Favorite credits include Anything Goes (Chastity) at North Shore Music Theatre, Singin’ in the Rain (Woman in Green), and Legally Blonde: The Musical (Ensemble/Dance Captain) at Music Theatre of Wichita, and The Producers (Ensemble) at The Palace Theatre. Sarah is a proud graduate of Oklahoma City University with a degree in dance performance. Thanks to the entire Holiday Inn team and love to my family and Layne!
   
Darrell T. Joe DARRELL T. JOE (Swing) is beyond grateful for the opportunity to bring in the holidays with this new work! National Tour: Damn Yankees. Selected Regional: South Pacific (Riverside Theatre); Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Under The Stars, Arrow Rock Lyceum); Kiss Me, Kate and Can-Can (Westchester Broadway); All Shook Up (Ivoryton Playhouse); and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Virginia Repertory). Darrell has also performed internationally for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and the Tokyo Disney Resort. Many thanks to the creatives, Take 3 Talent, and my loving family!. Philippians 4:13. www.darrelltjoe.com
   
Spencer Stanley SPENCER STANLEY (Charlie Understudy) is 11 years old and thrilled to be making his debut at Goodspeed. He just finished working on Wally Lamb’s movie Wishin’ and Hopin’, coming to Lifetime this Christmas. Recent credits include Kurt in The Sound of Music for the Granite Theater, Fagin's Gang in Oliver! at the Ivoryton Playhouse, and Footloose with East Lyme Regional Theater. He would like to thank the production staff for this wonderful opportunity.
   


CREATIVE TEAM

Gordon Greenberg
GORDON GREENBERG (Book/Director) Directing/Writing includes: the 60th Anniversary U.K. production of Guys & Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre), Working (Drama Desk Award, 59 E 59, Old Globe, Broadway in Chicago, Asolo), Jacques Brel… (Zipper Theatre, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Award noms), Johnny Baseball (Williamstown), Scramble Band (writer, Disney Channel original movie), Rags (Roundabout, workshop), The Single Girls Guide (writer, Dallas Theatre Center, Ars Nova), Band Geeks! (co-writer, Goodspeed, M.T.I.), Pirates! Or Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder’d (created with Nell Benjamin for Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Huntington, MUNY), Yentl (Asolo), Guys & Dolls (U.S. National Tour), The Baker's Wife (Goodspeed & Paper Mill), Disney’s Believe (Disney Creative), Disney Fantasy Celebration with Neil Patrick Harris and Jerry Seinfeld, 33 Variations (Capital Rep.), Floyd Collins (Signature). Current projects include adapting and directing The Secret of My Success for Universal Stage Productions, directing the stage adaptation of Tangled for Disney, and developing a new musical with Broadway legend Jerry Herman. Gordon is the director of new musical development for the acclaimed New Group in New York. Education: Stanford University, NYU Film School, RADA, Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
   
Chad Hodge CHAD HODGE (Book) is thrilled to make his musical theater writing debut with Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn.  He has created and executive-produced several television series, including Runaway (CW), The Playboy Club (NBC), and the upcoming Wayward Pines (FOX), starring Matt Dillon and Melissa Leo. Television movies: This Time Around, The Reality of Love (starring Bradley Cooper). Upcoming TV: Abandon (producing with Steven Spielberg), Death Becomes Her (producing with Robert Zemeckis, based on his film). Upcoming movies: The Darkest Minds (20th Century Fox) and Anita,starring Uma Thurman as notorious singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant. Chad lives with his partner and their dogs in Los Angeles.
   
Denis Jones DENIS JONES (Choreographer) is pleased to return to Goodspeed, where he choreographed Band Geeks!. Recent credits include Grease, Chicago, Spamalot (MUNY), The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric), Piece of My Heart (Signature), Johnny Baseball, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, She Loves Me (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Damn Yankees (Paper Mill Playhouse), Elf (5th Ave). Associate Choreographer for Broadway's Legally Blonde and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Upcoming Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas and Hee Haw.
   

MICHAEL O'FLAHERTY (Music Director) is in his 23rd 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.
   

ANNA LOUIZOS (Scenic Design) Previous work at Goodspeed: LMNOP, Radio Girl, Band Geeks!, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, and Me and My Girl. Tony nominations for The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2013), In the Heights (2008), and High Fidelity (2007). Other Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Performers, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Avenue Q, Curtains, Baby It’s You!, All About Me, To Be Or Not To Be, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony. Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theatre, 2nd Stage, MTC, Primary Stages. Regional: Paper Mill, DTC, Stratford, George Street, 5th Ave, TUTS, The Old Globe. Art Direction: Sex and the City (HBO).
 

 

 

ALEJO VIETTI (Costume Design) Goodspeed: 1776, Big River, Annie Get Your Gun, Camelot, and Carousel. New York: Beautiful (Broadway). Works at New York City Opera, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, MCC, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Irish Repertory, and The New Group, among others. Selected Regional: Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Colorado Ballet, Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Guthrie, Ford’s Theatre DC, Signature Theatre, 5th Avenue, New York Stage and Film, Pittsburgh Public, Saint Louis Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse. Others: Chicago Lyric Opera, Minnesota Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Donetsk Opera Ukraine, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey. TDF Young Master Award.

   
  JEFF CROITER (Lighting Design) is happy to be back for his 15th show with Goodspeed. Other credits include, on Broadway: Mothers and Sons, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), A Time to Kill, Soul Doctor, Jekyll and Hyde, The Anarchist, The Performers, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki and Herb. Other NYC: Fly By Night; Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear in Central Park; The Last Five Years; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Silence; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Meet Vera Stark; Rapture Blister Burn; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Family Guys Sings; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Jacques Brel; Almost, Maine; The Dazzle; Jennifer Muller The Works. Jeff is a producer of Submissions Only.
   
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals and to work againg with director Rob Ruggiero and this extraordinarily talented creative team. Other Goodspeed collaborations with Mr. Ruggiero include 1776, Big River, Camelot, Show Boat, Carousel, and last season’s The  Most Happy Fella. Jay has designed countless productions at both Goodspeed Opera House and The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay serves as their Lighting & Sound Supervisor. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at regional theatres from coast to coast.  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*
   
  DAN DeLANGE (Orchestrator) has scored music for Paul Williams, Julie Andrews, Rosie O'Donnell, Jerry Herman, Harvey Schmitt, Peter Link, and The Jim Henson Company. He orchestrated the premiere of Charles Strouse’s You Never Know, a European Tour of Annie Get Your Gun, conducted the Broadway National Tour of Chicago, and has orchestrated over 30 productions for Goodspeed. Graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. DanDeLangeOrchestrations.com
   
  SAM DAVIS (Vocal & Dance Arrangements) Broadway as arranger or conductor: Big Fish, Drood, Scandalous, Curtains, and the upcoming Side Show and An American in Paris. As composer: Red Eye of Love (Amas Theater), Bunnicula (National Alliance Award, Daryl Roth Theater), Love and Real Estate (59 E 59). Musical supervisor for Dreamgirls at the Apollo and National Tour. Kennedy Center: Trumpet of the Swan, Susan Stroman's Little Dancer. Recordings: Love on A Summer Afternoon: The Music of Sam Davis (P.S. Classics), Bunnicula (Yellow Sound.) Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award for composition and a graduate of the University of Michigan. For more info visit www.samdavismusic.com
   


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