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My Paris Cast and Creative Team

My Paris Cast and Creative Team

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CAST

Cameron Adams CAMERON ADAMS* (Jane Avril, Ensemble) Broadway: The Music Man (Zaneeta); Oklahoma!; Hairspray (u/s Amber); Cry-Baby (u/s Allison);  Shrek;  Promises, Promises (Miss Della Hoya); How To Succeed… (u/s Rosemary); Nice Work If You Can Get It (u/s Billie and Jeannie); Gigi (u/s Liane). Off Broadway/Regional: Follies and Little Me at NYCC Encores!, Inventing Mary Martin at The York Theater, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Maureen) at The DCPA. TV: NBC The Sound of Music Live!, ABC/Disney’s The Music Man (Zaneeta), FX The Americans.  Love to my family and my Jeremy. @CameronAdamsNYC
   
Wendi Bergamini WENDI BERGAMINI* (May Milton, Ensemble) Wendi is thrilled to be back at Goodspeed for this exciting new show! Broadway: Doctor Zhivago; Evita; Promises, Promises (Miss Olson); South Pacific. National Tours: The Light in the Piazza (Franca, 1st National), Guys and Dolls, Evita (25th Anniversary tour), Cats (Jellylorum). Regional: Little Dancer (world premiere), Secondhand Lions (Ghita, 5th Avenue Theatre),  My Life is a Musical (Woman #2, world premiere, Bay Street), Finian’s Rainbow (Westport Country Playhouse), The Baker’s Wife (Goodspeed Opera House), Titanic (CLO South Bay Cities), The Grapes of Wrath (The Western Stage). NYC Theatre: It’s…Superman (Encores), Naughty Marietta (Musicals Tonight!), York Theatre, NYGASP. TV/Film: The Sound of Music Live! www.wendibergamini.com
   
Paul Castree PAUL CASTREE* (Rachou/Ensemble) Broadway: Original cast member of 9 to 5,Young Frankenstein, High Fidelity, All Shook Up, Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease. Lead vocalist stand-by for Movin' Out. Off-Broadway, Los Angeles, and Toronto productions of Forever Plaid - L.A. Ovation Award, Canada's Dora award. National Tour: Joseph...Dreamcoat, Bye Bye Birdie. New York City Opera: The Most Happy Fella. Regional: ... Forum at Williamstown Theatre Festival, POP! at Yale Repertory Theatre. Television: Lea Thompson's brother on Caroline in the City, Nurse Jackie. Paul was featured in the Actors' Fund concerts of Dreamgirls and Hair and their Grammy-nominated recordings.

 

   
Mara Davi

MARA DAVI* (Suzanne Valadon) Broadway: Irving Berlin's White ChristmasThe Drowsy ChaperoneA Chorus Line. NY:  Death Takes A Holiday (Roundabout); No, No, Nanette and Of Thee I Sing (Encores).   DC:  Helen Hayes nominations for Beaches (Signature) and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Kennedy Center)Regional:  Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse), Animal Crackers (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre), The Toxic Avenger (Alley Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Sacramento Music Circus), Dancing In The Dark (Old Globe). Tour: 42nd Street. TV: Mysteries of Laura, The Good Wife, Taxi Brooklyn, Smash, Blue Bloods. Film:  Kensho at the Bedfellow, New Year's Eve, Every Little Step. Unspoken by Mara and the Bitter Suite available on iTunes.

   
Donna English

DONNA ENGLISH* (Maman) happily returns to Goodspeed, where she began her professional career playing the golfing ingénue in Follow Thru! (adapted by Alfred Uhry) and later appeared in On the Town, The Gig, On the Twentieth Century, Princesses, and Half A Sixpence. Broadway: Living on Love, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Lend Me a Tenor, and Broadway.  Off Broadway: Madame X (NYMF Outstanding Performance Award), Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back!, Forbidden Broadway 20th Anniversary, Taking a Chance on Love, and Ruthless! (Drama Desk Award nomination). Regional: The King and I, A Little Night Music, Victor/Victoria, Hairspray. Graduate: Northwestern University. Mom to one amazing daughter: Lila.

   
John Glover JOHN GLOVER* (Papa/Bonnat) Much Ado About Nothing (Public, in the Park), Macbeth (LTC), Death of a Salesman, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony, Obie Awards), Waiting for Godot (Tony, Drama League nominations), The Royal Family, The Drowsy Chaperone, Design For Living, Whodunnit, Frankenstein, The Importance of Being Earnest, Holiday, Chemin de Fer, The Visit, Don Juan, The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award). Off-Broadway; Nikolai and the Others (LTC), The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Paris Letter (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortell, Drama League nominations), Secrets of the Trade, Sorrows and Rejoicings, Oblivion Postponed, The Fairy Garden, Digby, A Scent of Flowers, Rebel Women, Criminal Minds, original The House of Blue Leaves.  TV: An Early Frost; Nutcracker: Murder, Money, and Madness; Brimstone as the Devil; Smallville; Heroes. Five Emmy nominations. Over 35 films, including Love! Valour! Compassion!, Batman and Robin, Gremlins II, Scrooged, The Chocolate War, Masquerade, 52 Pick-Up, White Nights, Melvin and Howard, Julia, and Annie Hall.
   
Shawna M. Hamic SHAWNA M. HAMIC*(Cha-U-Ka-O, Little Henri, Ensemble) recently made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Dees in Sting’s The Last Ship. Previously, she toured for three years as Madame Thenardier on the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Misérables. Other roles include Shawntel in Jerry Springer: The Opera; Miss Cotton in Twist (directed by Debbie Allen); Ernestina Money in Hello, Dolly!; and Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense. As a photographer, Shawna has been published in Time, Rolling Stone, Elle, Dance, and Arrive magazines. Much love to my family and friends always. www.ShawnaHamic.com. Photography/Altered Book artworks:  www.ShawnaHamicCreative.com

 

   
Greg Hildreth

GREG HILDRETH* (Anquetin, Doctor, Ensemble) Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, The Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company. Television/Film: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Good Wife, Royal Pains, Kings, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. Upcoming: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half Shell. Training: BFA in Acting from Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

   
Chad Jennings CHAD JENNINGS* (Aristde Bruant, Ensemble) has spent four of the last five plus years on tour with South Pacific and then War Horse. In addition, he's been seen in Marvel Repertory's Threepenny Opera, as Santa in A Christmas Story at the John W. Engeman, and in the upcoming Jodie Foster-helmed film Money Monster. He looks forward to owning a cat. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Telsey. Love to family and Kelly, who is a pretty swell gal.
   
Tari Kelly

TARI KELLY* (La Gouloue, Ensemble) comes directly from the Ordway Center’s Damn Yankees (Lola) to make her Goodspeed debut!  Broadway: Anything Goes,The Boy From Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Show Boat.  National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors, Show Boat, Beauty and the Beast.  Regional Favorites include Arvada Center: End of the Rainbow (Judy Garland - 2014 Henry Award); Maltz Jupiter: Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney - 2011 Carbonell Award); Marriott Lincolnshire: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie - Jeff Nomination); Pittsburgh Public: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Cabaret (Sally Bowles).  Original Broadway Cast Recordings: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Anything Goes, The Boy From Oz. 

   
Kate Marilley

KATE MARILLEY* (Yvette Guilbert, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed for My Paris!  She was most recently seen at Goodspeed in Guys and Dolls (Adelaide u/s).  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); Amazing Grace (Mrs. Catlett); 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.  Huge thanks to the entire creative team! Love to her parents and Marcellus!

   
Jeffrey Pew

JEFFREY PEW* (Valentin, Ensemble) First time at Goodspeed! Broadway: Cinderella, u/s Prince Topher. Broadway Tours: Billy Elliot (Tony u/s), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Nashville), First Wives Club. Favorite Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Paper Mill Playhouse, Weston Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Pioneer Theatre Company. BFA in Musical Theatre from BYU. Huge Thanks to Kathleen Marshall, David Chase, and Craig and Cesar at Telsey + Co. Avalon Artists Group. Instagram: @jeffpew1

   
Jermaine R. Rembert

JERMAINE R. REMBERT* (Le Chocolat, Ensemble) is happy to make his first appearance at Goodspeed in My Paris. Broadway credits include Memphis (Dance Captain, Fight Captain, Swing, Gator u/s), La Cage aux Folles, Oklahoma!, Swing! (Swing), and concerts of On the Twentieth Century, Funny Girl, and Chance & Chemistry. Other credits: The Band Wagon (NY City Center), The Will Rogers Follies (Gateway Playhouse), Swing! (First National Tour, Dance Captain, Lindy Hop Feature), Camelot (PBS Live From Lincoln Center), All Shook Up (First National Tour), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and West Side Story (European Tour). Love to my family, who support me through all my endeavors.

   
John Riddle JOHN RIDDLE* (Grenier, Ensemble) Goodspeed debut. Broadway: The Visit (Young Anton) with Chita Rivera.  National Tour: Evita (u/s Che) Regional: Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), MUNY, PCLO, Flat Rock Playhouse. TV: One Life to Live. Soloist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. CCM grad. Vivre!
   
Bobby Steggert
BOBBY STEGGERT* (Henri Lautrec) has appeared on Broadway in Mothers & SonsBig Fish (Drama Desk nomination), Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League nominations), 110 in the Shade (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and Master Harold…and the Boys.  Off-Broadway: Big Love (Signature Theatre), Giant (Public Theater), Assistance (Playwrights Horizons), A Minister’s Wife and The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theatre), Yank! (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, York Theatre), The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, The Vineyard Theatre), columbinus (New York Theater Workshop). TV/Film: The Good WifeThe Namesake (Mira Nair), Kinsey (Bill Condon), Sondheim:The Birthday Concert and Camelot (both for PBS Live from Lincoln Center). Bobby received the 2010 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theatre.
   


CREATIVE TEAM

Charles Aznavour
CHARLES AZNAVOUR (Music and Lyrics) is a recording artist, songwriter, and performer with sales exceeding 100 million albums in more than 8 languages.  At 92, he is considered a French and Armenian national treasure.  He was named Entertainer of the Century by Time Magazine Online in 1998.  Mr. Aznavour has collaborated with Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Josh Groban, and famously with Liza Minelli.  He maintains an active recording and touring schedule with current sold-out performances in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Royal Albert Hall-London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, and more.  His current CD, Encores, was released in the spring and charted in several countries. Mr. Aznavour is the accredited Armenian ambassador to Switzerland, participates in forums around the world on behalf of Armenia, and has raised tens of millions of dollars for Armenian relief.
   
Alfred Uhry

ALFRED UHRY (Book) is distinguished as the only American playwright to have won a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards. He began his professional career as a lyric writer under contract to the late Frank Loesser and made his Broadway debut in 1968 as the lyricist for Here’s Where I Belong. His first major success was Broadway’s The Robber Bridegroom, for which he wrote the book and lyrics, followed by five recreated musicals at Goodspeed. His play, Driving Miss Daisy, opened Off-Broadway in 1987 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. The film version, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay in 1990. Other theatre works include The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Tony Award), Parade (Tony Award), Without Walls (starring Laurence Fishburne), and the book for the Broadway musical LoveMusik (Drama Desk nomination). In 2014, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

   
Jason Robert Brown

JASON ROBERT BROWN (English Lyrics and Musical Adaptation) Goodspeed: John and Jen (orchestrations), 13 (music and lyrics). Composer and lyricist: Songs for a New World, Parade (Tony Award, Best Score), The Last Five Years, 13, The Bridges of Madison County (Tony Awards, Best Score and Best Orchestrations), Honeymoon in Vegas. Film: The Last Five Years. TV: Wonder Pets, Sesame Street, Jason Robert Brown in Concert with Anika Noni Rose. Recordings: Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes, Lauren Kennedy Songs of Jason Robert Brown. Upcoming: Prince of Broadway.

   
Kathleen Marshall
KATHLEEN MARSHALL (Director/Choreographer) Broadway: Living on Love starring Renée Fleming; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Anything Goes; The Pajama Game; Wonderful Town; Grease; Little Shop of Horrors; Follies; Seussical; Kiss Me, Kate; 1776; and Swinging on a Star.  Off-Broadway/Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse), Diner (Signature Theatre), Living on Love (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Denver Center Theatre), Swinging on a Star (Goodspeed). City Center Encores!: The Band Wagon, I’m Getting My Act Together…, Bells Are Ringing, Carnival, Babes in Arms, among others; Artistic Director for four seasons. Film: My Week with Marilyn (choreographer)TV: Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man (Emmy nomination). She has received three Tony Awards (out of nine nominations), three Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Astaire Award, and the George Abbott Award. Associate Artist, Roundabout Theatre Company. With love to Scott, Nathaniel, and Ella.
   
 

DAVID GARDOS (Music Director) Broadway: as Associate/Assistant Conductor - Finding Neverland, Side Show, Big FishChaplin. Regional/Tours: as Music Director - Ever After (Paper Mill), as Associate/Assistant Conductor: In the Heights (1st National Tour), Animal Crackers (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Finding Neverland (A.R.T.). Off-Broadway/Concerts: Allegro (CSC), Closer Than Ever (York Theatre Company), Deb Monk's Birthday Bash Live! (BC/EFA), Kristin Chenoweth at Carnegie Hall. Training: M.Mus (Orchestral Conducting) - University of Cincinnati (CCM), B.Mus (Music Education) - University of Sydney.

   
  DAVID CHASE (Music Supervisor) is happy to make his first appearance at Goodspeed in My Paris.  Broadway credits include Memphis (Dance Captain, Fight Captain, Swing, Gator u/s), La Cage aux Folles, Oklahoma!, Swing!(Swing), and concerts of  On the Twentieth Century, Funny Girl, and Chance & Chemistry.  Other credits:  The Band Wagon (NY City Center), The Will Rogers Follies (Gateway Playhouse), Swing! (First National Tour, Dance Captain, Lindy Hop Feature), Camelot (Lincoln Center), All Shook Up (First National Tour), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and West Side Story (European Tour). Love to my family, who support me through all my endeavors.
   
  DEREK McLANE (Scenic Design) Derek's Broadway designs include Beautiful, Gigi, The Heiress, Nice Work, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed, Bengal Tiger, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations,   The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife. Off-Broadway: Into the Woods, Two Gentlemen, The Spoils, Sticks and Bone, The Last Five Years, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Hurlyburly. He designed the 2013 and 2014 Academy Awards. Awards: Winner of 1997 and 2004 OBIE Awards; 2004, 2005, and 2007 Lortel Awards; 2009 Tony Award; 2011 Drama Desk Award; and a 2014 Emmy Award.
   
 

PAUL TAZEWELL (Costume Design)Broadway: Hamilton; Dr. Zhivago; Side Show; A Streetcar Named Desire; Magic/Bird; Jesus Christ Superstar; Memphis; The Miracle Worker; The Color Purple; In the Heights; On the Town; Caroline, or Change; Guys and Dolls; Drowning Crow; A Raisin in the Sun; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Def Poetry Jam; and ‘Noise Funk.  Five Tony nominations, two Lucille Lortell Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards, and the Princess Grace Statue Award.

   
  DONALD HOLDER (Lighting Design) Goodspeed: The Circus in Winter, All Shook Up, Redhead, Battle Cry of Freedom.  Broadway credits include The Lion King and South Pacific (Tony Awards); The King and I, The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, Ragtime, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, A Streetcar Named Desire, Movin’ Out,  Gem of the Ocean, Juan Darien (all Tony-nominated); You Can’t Take It With You; On The Twentieth Century; Spiderman; Big Fish; Bullets Over Broadway; Annie; Promises, Promises; La Cage aux Folles; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Boy From Oz; many othersTelevision: Smash seasons 1 and 2.
   
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design)is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals.  Jay has designed countless productions at both The Norma Terris Theatre and the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.  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 Lighting & Sound Supervisor.  He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
   


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