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LMNOP Cast and Creative Team

LMNOP Cast and Creative Team

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CAST

Ryan Bauer-Walsh
RYAN BAUER-WALSH* (Willy, Rory, Creighton) A graduate of The Hartt School; recent credits include Billy Elliot (Chicago), Zorro (International Tour), Death For Five Voices (Prospect). Ryan has also been a policeman, miner, teacher, drug addict, preacher, drag queen, soldier, gypsy, world traveling cabaret artist, part of ABBA, a Vietnam vet, cowboy, political leader, revolutionary, pirate, marooned castaway, bank robber, circus freak, ballet dancer, Irish poet, imprisoned royal, steward, murderer, and pajama factory owner—but since he only acted these parts, he won't face hard time or get kicked off the island...of Manhattan. Thanks to AVALON, love to Jewell, and apologies to the letter I left out of this biography. RyanBauer-Walsh.com
   
Donna Lynne Champlin

DONNA LYNNE CHAMPLIN*  (Ruth, Houston) Goodspeed: By Jeeves; Very Good Eddie; Meet John Doe; Flight of the Lawnchair Man; No, No, Nanette; Battle Cry of Freedom. Broadway: Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves, James Joyce's The Dead. Off-Broadway: Working (Drama Desk Award), The Dark at the Top of The Stairs (OBIE Award), Shakespeare in the Park’s As You Like It, Master Class at the MET, See Rock City, Pride and Prejudice (NYMF Award), Love Jerry (NYMF Award), My Life with Albertine, Encores! Bloomer Girl, Carnegie Hall's Very Warm for May. Various TV, Film, and Cast Recordings. Princess Grace Grant winner. www.donnalynnechamplin.com

   
Lilli Cooper
LILLI COOPER* (Ella) Taking a short break from understudying Elphaba on the 2nd National Tour of Wicked, Lilli is thrilled to be back in Nollop with the fabulous LNMOP team! Lilli made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Spring Awakening at the age of 16. She is now just a year out of Vassar College, where she studied film. She was recently seen in NY Times’ Critic’s Pick: Independents, of the FringeNYC Encore Series. “Love and thanks to Joe, Scott and Paul!" Twitter.com/LilliCooper
   
Michael DiLiberto MICHAEL DILIBERTO* (Payton, Lug 3, Percy, Mangrove) National/International Tours: Cinderella, Annie, Strike Up The Band, and Disney on Classic: A Magical Night with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan). Favorite Regional: Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Story of My Life, The 39 Steps, My Fair Lady, Titanic, Forever Plaid. Workshops: ella minnow pea, To Hell & Back, Robin Hood, CUTS (York Theatre, Off-Broadway). BFA Syracuse University. www.michaeldiliberto.net
   

Ming-An Fasquelle

MING-AN FASQUELLE* (Eugenia) 10 years old, is French-American raised in China.  She was a featured singer on China National TV in one of the most widely watched shows in the world and is known as one of the "Model English" voices in China.  Her voice is featured on millions of mobile phones.  She is fortunate to study with inspiring and leading professionals and follows the curriculum of the Royal Academy of Dance and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.  Ming-An appreciates so many who are supporting her, in particular her family, manager Jody Prusan, and her agents at CESD.
   
Harriett D. Foy HARRIETT D. FOY* (Gwenette) Broadway: The American Plan, Mamma Mia, Once on This Island. Off-Broadway: The Total Bent, On the Levee (AUDELCO Nomination), Crowns (AUDELCO Award), and Lone Star Love (OBCR). Regional: Amazing Grace (Goodspeed), F2M (Powerhouse-NYS & Film), The Women of Brewster Place (Arena Stage – Helen Hayes Nomination), Polk County (Arena Stage –Helen Hayes Nomination), Dance of the Holy Ghosts (Yale Rep), After The War (ACT), Seven Guitars (Center Stage), and Ambassador Satch (Dubai). Film/Television: Winter’s Tale, All Good Things, In the Family, Onion News Empire, Hostages, Orange is the New Black, "Unforgettable," "Law & Order," and "Rescue Me." Howard University. “WGATAP!” www.harriettdfoy.com
   
John Herrera
JOHN HERRERA* (Otto) played Fredrik in Goodspeed's A Little Night Music. He most recently appeared in the film The House That Jack Built, which premiered at the LA Film Festival. Broadway: Neville in the original production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony nomination), Che in Evita, 1776, and several others. National Tours: Anatoly in Chess (Carbonell Award), Falsettos, Les Misérables, and Angels in America. Regionals include Anna in the Tropics (Carbonell Award), George in Sunday in the Park with George (Jefferson nomination), and Mark Rothko in Red at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Huge thanks to Ron.
   
Stacie Morgain Lewis STACIE MORGAIN LEWIS* (Agnes) was most recently seen on Broadway as Frieda/Betty in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George. Prior to that, she played Glinda in the Chicago production of Wicked. Broadway: Wicked (standby/performed Glinda), Urinetown (performed Hope Cladwell/Little Sally), Titanic. Off-Broadway: Don’t Quit Your Night Job. National Tours: Titanic, South Pacific (performed Nellie Forbush). Regional: The 39 Steps (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela); No Way to Treat a Lady; My Fair Lady (Eliza); Sarah Plain and Tall; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; A Chorus Line. Film: Elephant Shoes. BFA Ithaca College. She's currently writing a children’s album and a one-woman show.
   
Noah Marlow NOAH MARLOWE* (Timmy) is so excited to be a part of LMNOP! Credits include: Broadway: Mary Poppins (Michael Banks); Off-Broadway: I am Harvey Milk (Andrew Lippa); Fun Home (New York Public Theater), My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life (Workshop Theater); Regional: Gypsy, Nutcracker, Palistage Professional Children’s Theater; Television: 30 Rock; Concerts: Broadway Youth Ensemble (Soloist); Training: Amelia DeMayo group. Special thanks to Shirley Grant Management and my family for all their support.
   
Kevin Melendez KEVIN MELENDEZ* (Zach O'Dare, Lug 1) is proud to make his Goodspeed debut in LMNOP! Favorite credits: Ivan and the Dogs and Brendan (dir: David Sullivan, Origin Theater); Jekyll and Hyde (dir: Robert Cuccioli); Midnight Madness (NYMF); Sweeney Todd (Star Ledger Award: Best Actor). This fall Kevin will tour the US in Los Valientes and Harvest of Voices with the CORE Ensemble. In ‘14 Kevin will cycle across the country staying with AEA members and writing about their experiences in show business. Love and thanks to About Artists, Joe, Scott, Paul, Dominic, this incredible Cast, Elise, and Mom. www.KevinMelendez.com
   
Aaron Serotsky
AARON SEROTSKY* (Shubert, Tad, Lyttle) Goodspeed: Bert Bratt in How to Succeed… Broadway: August: Osage County. Off-Broadway: Finks, Poison (EST), The Blue Flower (2ST), Frankenstein. Workshops for Roundabout, NYTW, Vineyard, Yale, Sundance, and others. National Tours: Titanic. Regional: La Jolla, Denver (five seasons), Seattle, Chicago (Jeff nomination), Sacramento, Atlanta, and others. International: English Theatres of Vienna and Frankfurt. Television: Unforgettable, Law & Order, The Unusuals, The Beautiful Life, Guiding Light, All My Children, and various commercials. Special thanks to Talent House and love to Shannon.
   
Talia Thiesfield
TALIA THIESFIELD* (Poppi, Lug 2, Mimi) is so thrilled to return to her home state to make her Goodspeed debut! Off-Broadway: Marie Christine (Prisoner 1). Los Angeles: For The Record: Baz Luhrmann (Rockwell Table & Stage), Upright Cabaret, Denis Leary’s Rescue Me Comedy Tour, Coachella Music Festival (with The Kills), Stephen Schwartz—Making Good (Ford Amphitheatre). Regional: Venice (Center Theatre Group); Smokey Joe’s Café, Violet, and Measure For Measure (Connecticut Rep); Romeo & Juliet, Nine, Seven Guitars. Screen: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Trace, Fanaddict. Graduate: UConn BFA, UC Irvine MFA. Love to Mom, Dad, Chad-dad, Julien. Infinite gratitude to Cyd & Harold at CLA…we’re #nailingit! www.taliathiesfield.com
   
Sally Wilfert SALLY WILFERT* (Georgeanne) Broadway: Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, King David. National Tour: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: See Rock City, Make Me A Song, The Mistress Cycle, The Prince & The Pauper. Other NY: West Side Story Suite (Lincoln Center), South Pacific in Concert, Sondheim Tribute, Jubilee (all at Carnegie Hall). Original Cast Recordings: See Rock City, Sweet Little Devil, New York City Christmas, Make Me A Song, Assassins, King David, The Prince & the Pauper, A Christmas Survival Guide. Regional: Little Miss Sunshine (World  Premiere), Les Miserables, Marry Me A Little, Amadeus,The Last Five Years, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Enchanted April, to name a few. Television/Web Series: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Loving,” “Submissions Only,” “The Americans” for Comedy Central.
   
Jared Zirilli JARED ZIRILLI* (Nate) is dang proud to make his Goodspeed debut! ! NY: Lysistrata Jones (OBC), Fat Camp. Off-Broadway: Jacob in Twilight The Musical (New World Stages), Bullets over Broadway reading (with Susan Stroman and Woody Allen). Tours: Wicked (Fiyero cover). Regional leads in Broadcast (O’Neill Theatre), Equity Premiere of Rent, DC Premiere of Altar Boyz, Light in the Piazza (Maine State), Aida (Drury Lane Theatre). TV: Pan Am and Blue Bloods. Upcoming: the Queen rock musical We Will Rock You. Thanks to H/H, The Goodspeed, and Joe! For Mom, ray and justin, Grampa. Dedicated to Dad. www.JaredZirilli.com. Twitter @JaredZirilli
   

CREATIVE TEAM

Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel PAUL LOESEL (Music) and SCOTT BURKELL (Book & Lyrics) Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel’s songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Symphony Space, and Joe’s Pub, by such performers as Kristin Chenoweth, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Rebecca Luker, and Liz Callaway. They have received a Jonathan Larson Foundation Grant and the Burton Lane Award. Recordings of their songs appear on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley’s Opposite You, Stephanie J. Block’s This Place I Know, Rebecca Luker’s Greenwich Time, and their own album, (Sorta) Love Songs, on the Sh-K-Boom Records label. Their musical, The Extraordinary Ordinary, received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, workshops at ASCAP and CAP21, and productions at the Philly Fringe Festival, Farmers Alley Theatre, and Off-Broadway’s Clurman Theatre. Musical revues: Love Songs and Other Crap (MAC Award nomination) and (Sorta) Love Songs (Birdland). Thank you to all at Goodspeed and Third Coast Creative! www.scottandpaul.com.
   
Joe Calarco
JOE CALARCO (Director) New York: Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Second Stage, The Lucille Lortel, The Transport Group, and Lincoln Center. Regional: Signature Theater, The Old Globe, Barrington Stage Company,  O’Neill Music Theater Conference, Weston Playhouse, Berkshire Theater Festival, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company. As a writer his published works include Walter Cronkite is Dead, In the Absence of Spring, and Shakespeare’s R&J. He is a Drama League Directing Fellow and sits on the Executive Board of the directors’ union SDC. Awards: Lucille Lortel Award, two Barrymore Awards, and four Helen Hayes Awards. Co-Artistic Director of Breaking Bread Theatre.
   

JULIE McBRIDE (Music Director)
   

ANNA LOUIZOS (Scenic Design) Goodspeed: Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, Me and My Girl, Band Geeks!, Radio Girl. She has received Tony nominations for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, In the Heights, and High Fidelity. Other Broadway credits: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Performers, Avenue Q, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Baby It’s You, All About Me, To Be Or Not To Be, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony. Selected Off-Broadway and Regional: World premieres of Altar Boyz (NWS) and Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM! (Jane Street). Also Roundabout, Second Stage, MTC, George St. Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Stratford, Primary Stages, Berkeley Rep.
   

JENNIFER CAPRIO (Costume Design) Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. NY: In Transit (Primary Stages, Lortel Nomination), Fugitive Songs (Dreamlight), Two Rooms (Lion), Masked (DR2), Striking 12 (Daryl Roth), Modern Living Series (La MaMa ETC) Selected Regional/International: Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Boston, Playmakers Repertory Company, Virginia Stage Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Capital Repertory Theatre, Geva, Cleveland Playhouse, Actors Theatre Louisville, Weston Playhouse, The Hangar Theatre.  Adjunct Faculty: NYU Playwrights Horizons. Upcoming: Little Miss Sunshine (Second Stage).
   
  JOEL SHIER (Lighting Design) Designer: Ghost Light Sessions (Broadcast), Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Pregnancy Pact, Memory Show, Fugitive Songs, as well as various productions for PPAS. Associate/Assistant: Broadway: Matilda (Tony Award), Ghost (Tony Nomination), Follies (Tony Nomination), If/Then, Soul Doctor, Wonderland, Godspell, Addams Family, Little Mermaid, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Lestat. Tours: Wicked, Ghost, Sister Act, Sweeney Todd.  Select Off Broadway/Regional: Toxic Avenger, Good Boys and True, New Century, Saving Aimee, Witches of Eastwick, productions with 2nd Stage, Lincoln Center, Signature, ACT, Roundabout, Westport. Other: Broadway Bares 17 through 23 as well as various other television and international events. Member USA 829.
   
  LYNNE SHANKEL (Music Supervisor/Orchestrations) NY credits (as orchestrator): The Memory Show (dir. Joe Calarco), Bare The Musical, The Extraordinary Ordinary (Drama Desk nomination), Vanities The Musical, Altar Boyz (Drama Desk nomination), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional Orchestrations: Allegiance (Old Globe, Craig Noel Award for Orchestrations), Once On This Island (Paper Mill, dir. Thomas Kail), Band Geeks! (Goodspeed). Broadway (as Music Director/Supervisor): Cry-Baby, Company (Resident Music Supervisor), Bare The Musical, Altar Boyz, The Thing About Men, Summer of ’42. Other credits as Orchestrator/Arranger: San Francisco Symphony (featuring Bonnie Raitt), Dallas Opera Orchestra (featuring George Hearn), South Bend Symphony, Lea Salonga, Marin Mazzie, and Jason Danieley.
   
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is proud to continue his long association with Goodspeed and wishes to congratulate the entire organization on its 50th Anniversary season. Jay has been the resident sound designer for many years and has designed countless productions at both the Goodspeed Opera House and Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. Jay received the Broadway World Connecticut Award for Best Sound Design in 2012 for last season’s Carousel. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at regional theatres from coast to coast. Along with his design duties Jay serves as the Lighting & Sound Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme.
   

 


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