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Thoroughly Modern Millie Cast and Creative Team

Thoroughly Modern Millie Cast and Creative Team


Dan Deluca DAN DeLUCA (Jimmy) Recently on the road originating the role of Jack Kelly on the tour of Disney’s Newsies. Regional: Danny in Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots (Goodspeed Musicals); Lucas, The Addams Family (Muny); Gabe, Next to Normal; Sky, Mamma Mia! (Weston Playhouse). NY: Cain/Japheth in Children of Eden (CAP21), 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Radio City Music Hall. Super love to everyone at Goodspeed, Nicolosi, and the family. @DDeLuca15
Carl Hsu CARL HSU (Bun Foo, 6/14-7/2) Goodspeed debut. Notable regional credits: Mame (Riverside Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (John W Engeman Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse), Anything Goes (North Shore Music Theatre). Fluent in Mandarin, Carl is the official Chinese voice of the STAPLES Global Easy Button. A proud immigrant, Carl received his Green Card in May 2017; he is planning on applying for his citizenship in 5 years. Many thanks to his family for their support and those who have helped him along the way.
Ramona Keller
RAMONA KELLER* (Muzzy) made her Broadway debut in Smokey Joe's Cafe and originated the roles of Ms. Paradice in BKLYN The Musical and Radio 1 in Caroline, or Change on Broadway and London’s Royal National Theater. She played Ronette in NY City Center Encores! Little Shop of Horrors alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene. Regional credits include Dreamgirls, Hugh Jackman’s revue In Time, and Handel's Messiah Rocks!. Ramona has performed with several symphony orchestras, including the New York Pops, Sioux City Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, and Grand Rapids Orchestra. She most recently appeared at The Public Theater as Amira in Party People, directed by Liesl Tommy. @RamonaKellerNY RamonaKeller.com
Taylor Quick
TAYLOR QUICK* (Millie) is honored to be making her Goodspeed deput! Regional: Flaemmchen in Grand Hotel (Lyric Stage), Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre), Mary Robert understudy/Tina in Sister Act (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde (Onstage Bedford), Spamalot and Jesus Christ Superstar (Casa Mañana), and Catch Me If You Can (Uptown Players). Film: God's Not Dead 2. She was also the Distinguished Young Woman of Arkansas for 2012. Recent TCU Musical Theatre graduate. Much love to my family and many thanks to Bloc Talent. Rejoice Always. @thetquick
Loretta Ables Sayre
LORETTA ABLES SAYRE* (Mrs. Meers) NYC and Broadway debut as Bloody Mary in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of South Pacific (Tony Award nomination, Theatre World Award). London debut at Barbican Theatre, UK tour. Theater: Bloody Mary in South Pacific (The MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, Asolo Theater, Diamond Head Theater – also co-director, Pittsburgh CLO), Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (Hawaii Theatre), You Somebody (Diamond Head Theater), Dreamgirls (Hawaii Theatre), Song of the Navigator (Honolulu Theater for Youth US tour, Kennedy Center, Australia.) Concerts: opening act for Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, James Brown, Four Tops. TV: Hawaii Five-0, Beyond the Break, North Shore, Baywatch Hawaii, The Byrds of Paradise. Movies: Sex and The City 2, dress. www.lorettaablessayre.com
James Seol JAMES SEOL* (Ching Ho, 4/21-6/11) Goodspeed Musicals: Mame. Broadway: A Naked Girl on the Appian Way with Roundabout Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: Small Mouth Sounds at Signature Theatre, Around the World in 80 Days at the Davenport Theatre, Ten with 2G. Regional Theatre: A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Tokyo Fish Story at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Zombie: The American at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Hamlet at Hartford Stage; The Orphan of Zhao at American Conservatory Theater/La Jolla Playhouse; Thoroughly Modern Millie at Paper Mill Playhouse/Maltz Jupiter Theater; CoriolanusThe Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Proud graduate of The Juilliard School and The University of Virginia.
Chris Shin CHRISTOPHER SHIN* (Bun Foo, 4/21-6/11; Ching Ho, 6/14-7/2) is thrilled to be back at Goodspeed after appearing in Anything Goes last season. Most recently, he performed at Walnut Street Theatre in The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man) and South Pacific (Henry). Broadway: Mary Poppins. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Kansas City Starlight, Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Gulfshore Playhouse, Arkansas Rep. BFA from NYU Tisch/CAP21. For my nephews, Micah and Owen. Proud member of AEA. www.chrisshin.com
Lucia Spina
LUCIA SPINA* (Miss Flannery) Goodspeed debut. Broadway: Kinky Boots (original cast), South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Les Misérables, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical (original cast), Fugitive Songs (original cast). Regional: Winter Wonderettes (Milwaukee Rep, original cast), The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Barrington Stage, original cast), Amadeus (Centerstage), Man of La Mancha (Long Wharf Theatre), Bat Boy: The Musical (Human Race Theater). Chicago: The Full Monty, Lucky Stiff; also Sunday in the Park with George and Anyone Can Whistle (Ravinia Festival, dir. Lonny Price). Film/TV: Law & Order: SVU, The Black Box, The Blacklist. Proud graduate of North Central College. Mother of @yourdailybruce (Instagram). www.luciaspina.com
Samantha Sturm
SAMANTHA STURM* (Miss Dorothy) is elated to make her Goodspeed debut! Broadway: The Addams Family Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Matilda the Musical, On The TownHoliday Inn. Various regional credits including Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, and more! Thank you to Denis and everyone at Goodspeed for this opportunity! Special shoutout to voice teacher Marianne Wells. Thanks, Mom, for making me take ballet, even though I complained. A lot. IG/Twitter: @SamanthaSturm
Ed Watts
EDWARD WATTS* (Trevor Graydon) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed where he portrayed Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and Tomas in The Girl in the Frame. Broadway/NYC: Scandalous (Robert/David), Finian’s Rainbow (Woody stand-by), It’s a Bird..Plane..It’s Superman (Superman) at Encores!, The Fantasticks (El Gallo), The Most Happy Fella (Joe) at the NYC Opera, Show Boat (Steve) at Lincoln Center, Transport (Delamare) at The Irish Rep. Tours: The Book of Mormon (Joseph Smith/Mission President), The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Adam Pontipee), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). Proud member of Actors Equity Association. Much more at EdwardWatts.net
Darien Crago  DARIEN CRAGO* (Ensemble) is happiest when she’s at Goodspeed! She recently made her Broadway debut with Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, having done the original production right here! Other favorite credits: Judy in White Christmas, Peggy in 42nd Street, Ginger Rogers in Backwards In High Heels, and anything Denis Jones is involved with. Thank you to the Goodspeed Gang for welcoming me back, and love to my family and D!
Caley Crawford CALEY CRAWFORD (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back in East Haddam! Credits include: Holiday Inn (Broadway/Goodspeed), A Chorus Line (National Tour, Cassie), White Christmas with Randy Skinner, Donkey Show (ART). Boston Conservatory graduate. Thanks to the Goodspeed team, Denis, and my big Texas family! @caleyjcrawf
Patrick Graver
PATRICK GRAVER* (Ensemble) is totally psyched to be making his Goodspeed debut! National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble/David understudy, West Side Story (Diesel/Riff and Tony understudy). Regional favorites: White Christmas (Phil Davis), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), Dames at Sea (Dick), Cats (Munkustrap), A Chorus Line (Mark), and Sweeney Todd (Anthony Hope). BFA: Penn State University. Much love and thanks to my family, friends, Denis, and Justin! Proverbs 16:3.
Bryan Thomas Hunt  BRYAN THOMAS HUNT* (Ensemble) Back by popular demand, Bryan returns to Goodspeed after thrilling audiences as Buddy Ebsen in last season’s Chasing Rainbows. National Tours: Billy Elliot and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Kennedy Center). Regional favorites include Barry Manilow’s Harmony (Ahmanson/Alliance), Holiday Inn (Goodspeed/Muny), and 42nd Street (Muny). Thanks to Denis and everyone at Goodspeed for another wonderful opportunity. Love to Team Hunt. And if you have any ideas, my GFGF (Gluten Free Girl Friend) Kelly and I are taking suggestions for a new puppy name…
Emily Kelly EMILY KELLY* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Goodspeed after assistant choreographing Roar of the Greasepaint... in last year's season. Favorite Regional Theatre credits include Mamma Mia (Ali) at Maine State Music Theatre; 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein, Grease, and Billy Elliot at The Muny; Shrek: The Musical (Baby Bear, Blind Mouse) at North Shore Music Theatre; Spamalot at MTWichita. Emily is a proud graduate of Indiana University, class of '16! Many thanks to Denis, TKO, friends, and family!
Daniel May
DANIEL MAY* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut! Broadway: Flower Drum Song Revival Original Cast. 1st National Tour: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off-Broadway: Red Eye of Love (Amas Musical Theatre). Regional: I Only Have Eyes For You (Ricardo Montalban Theatre); Beijing Spring, Pippin (East West Players); Miss Saigon (McCoy Rigby); Mary Poppins (Tuacahn); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Sacramento Music Circus). TV: HBO's The Newsroom. Love to his family & friends and Mateo for their constant support. Follow your heart!
PJ Palmer
PJ PALMER (Ensemble) is stoked to be making his Goodspeed debut. Previous credits include Elf the Musical (National Tour, Fulton Theatre); Oliver! (Paper Mill); Young Frankenstein, Peter Pan, Singin' in the Rain (MUNY); West Side Story (North Shore, Casa Manana, Fireside); Mamma Mia! (Maine State); Mary Poppins (KC Starlight); A Chorus Line (Engeman Theatre); and The Music Man, Joseph…, 101 Dalmatians (Stages St. Louis). Joffrey Ballet School. PJ sends a huge thanks to everyone at Goodspeed and a big hug to Quentin and Ulysses.
Amelia Jo Parish
AMELIA JO PARISH (Ensemble) is delighted to be making her Goodspeed debut! She was last seen on Broadway looking for the Q train, but some of her more legitimate credits include Jan in Grease (The Muny) and Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (The Paramount). A huge thank you to everyone at Goodspeed, her parents, and her dog/life coach, Fred.
Sherisse Springer SHERISSE SPRINGER* (Ensemble) is excited for her Goodspeed debut! Favorite credits include West Side Story (Minnie; Carnegie Hall), Chicago (Annie, Liz, u/s Mama Morton; National Tour), A Chorus Line (Sheila; Musical Theater West), Cirque du Soleil (Las Vegas), Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, u/s Ali/Lisa; Toronto), Hairspray (motion picture), The Wiz Live, The 85th Annual Academy Awards, and The 70th Annual Tony Awards. Love and thanks to her Canadian and NYC families, LDC, and Eddie for the constant support. Enjoy!
Sarah Quinn Taylor
SARAH QUINN TAYLOR* (Ensemble) is THRILLED to be tapping her way into her Goodspeed debut! Regional: MUNY, St. Louis Rep, MTWichita, Lyric Theatre OKC. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a proud member of AEA. Endless love and gratitude to the entire Goodspeed community, Denis, CTG, and above all, my Jeffrey. @sarah_q_taylor
Amy Van Norstrand AMY VAN NORSTRAND* (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to The Goodspeed stage with Thoroughly Modern Millie! Broadway/National Tour: Holiday Inn, Elf the Musical (MSG). World Premiere: Holiday Inn (Goodspeed Musicals). Countless regional credits and endless gratitude. Point Park University grad. Huge thank you to Denis, my family, and my husband Brian for their immense support and love. @amyvannorstrand
Darius Wright DARIUS WRIGHT* (Ensemble) Goodspeed Debut! International: Matilda The Musical (Toronto). Tours: Matilda The Musical (First National). Regional: Riverside Theatre, MTWichita, Lyric Theatre OKC. Hometown: Houston. BM Music Theater: Oklahoma City University. This one’s for Tim Unroe, who changed my life by casting me as Mr. Trevor Graydon after being coerced by friends into auditioning for my first musical ten years ago. Follow: @DariusAWright Visit: www.DariusWright.com
Evan Mayer
EVAN MAYER (Swing) is beyond excited to be making his Goodspeed debut! National and International Tours: A Christmas Story, My Fair Lady, Annie. Off-Broadway: Out of this World, Babes in Arms. Regional: Cabaret (Cape Playhouse); Ragtime and Mary Poppins (Westchester Broadway); Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde (MTWichita). BFA: Indiana University. Endless thanks and love to family, friends, Avalon, Denis, and the rest of this amazing company! www.evan-mayer.com
Elise Mestichelli ELISE MESTICHELLI (Swing) is thrilled to be returning to Goodspeed, where she recently swung Chasing Rainbows. Some of her other credits include Oklahoma! (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), 42nd Street (The Lexington Theatre Company), Mary Poppins (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), and West Side Story (OCTC). Elise graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance. She would like to thank her friends, family, teachers, and TSDC for their constant support. @elmestichelli


Denis Jones DENIS JONES (Director/Choreographer) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed where he choreographed the productions of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn and Band Geeks!. Broadway credits include the recent productions of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn and Honeymoon in Vegas. Other NY credits: The Tempest (Shakespeare in the Park), Paint Your Wagon (City Center Encores!), Nerds (pre-Broadway), Coraline (MCC). Regional credits: Moonshine: That Hee-Haw Musical (Dallas Theater Center); The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumShe Loves MeJohnny Baseball (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Pirates! (Huntington Theatre); 42nd Street, Irving Berlin’s Holiday InnGreaseSpamalotChicago (The Muny); Honeymoon in VegasThoroughly Modern MillieDamn YankeesMeet Me in St. Louis, (Paper Mill Playhouse); Elf (5th Ave Theater). Film/TV/Commercials: The Kennedy Center HonorsSex and the City 2Rosie Live!, Staples and Glade. Denis has received two Carbonells for his choreography of Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Boy Friend, a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award for his choreography of 42nd Street, a Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Choreography for Piece of My Heart, and has been named a finalist for the SDC Callaway Award. Upcoming projects include Mary Poppins (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Chorus Line (The Muny), Honeymoon in Vegas (Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre), Crazy for You (Signature Theatre), and a workshop of Fancy based on the song made famous by Reba McEntire.

MICHAEL O'FLAHERTY (Music Director) is in his 26th 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, will be presented at Goodspeed’ Terris Theatre in Chester in 2017.

PAUL TATE dePOO (Scenic Design)



GREGORY GALE (Costume Design) has been nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on the Broadway productions of Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner and Rock of Ages. His other Broadway productions include The Wedding Singer, for which he received a Drama Desk nomination; Urinetown; and Band in Berlin. He won the Lucille Lortel Award for his production of The Voysey Inheritance at the Atlantic Theater Company and was nominated for another Lucille Lortel Award for the production of The Third Story at Classic State Company. Upcoming: world premiere of the musical Hood by Douglas Carter Beane at Dallas Theater Center.

  ROB DENTON (Lighting Design) is thrilled to be lighting is first show at Goodspeed Musicals.  Rob’s recent design credits include Sunset Baby (Theaterworks); A Christmas Carol and All The Way (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); White Guy on the Bus (59E59); War of the Roses (Delaware Theatre Company); 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein, Fiddler on the Roof, and Into the Woods (The Muny); Die Fledermaus (New Orleans Opera). Some of Rob’s upcoming designs include The Barber of Seville (Opera San Antonio) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Chorus Line, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny). www.rdentex.com
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals. Jay has designed countless productions at both The Goodspeed and The 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 also serves as their Audio 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 Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, and Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, 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. Regional: Christmas on the Rocks ’14 and ‘15 for TheatreWorks and Romeo and Juliet at Hartford Stage Company. He is the recipient of a 2010 Drama Desk Award for his contributions to the creative team for Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle at Signature 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 orchestrated for The Jim Henson Company, Julie Andrews, Rosie O'Donnell, Live Theatricals at Universal Studios, and composers Paul Williams, Jerry Herman, Harvey Schmitt, Charles Strouse, Peter Link, and Mark Hollman. His scores have been heard on Broadway, National and European tours, film, television, and at regional theaters around the world, including over 40 productions at Goodspeed Musicals. His orchestrations can also be heard in the current West End production of Show Boat at the New London Theatre. He’s a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. DanDeLangeOrchestrations.com

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