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The Great American Mousical Cast and Creative Team

The Great American Mousical Cast and Creative Team

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David Beach  DAVID BEACH* (Henry) Broadway: Mamma Mia, Urinetown (original Off-Broadway and Broadway companies), as well as the original company of Moon Over Buffalo. Television and film credits include “Submissions Only,” “Delocated,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” Jonathan Parker’s (Untitled), “Firetrap” (HBO), I Hate Valentine’s Day, “Rescue Me,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” and “Ed,” among others. Off-Broadway and Regional include the NY premiere of Michael Hollinger’s Opus at Primary Stages, Cedar City Falls at Galapagos, Rattlestick, Drama Dept., E.S.T., Alabama Shakespeare, Souvenir at the Kitchen Theater, and the North American premiere of Ying Tong at the Wilma. Education: Interlochen, Dartmouth, LAMDA. Most importantly: Russell and Sadie Kate.
Larry Cahn

LARRY CAHN* (Emile) Broadway: The Graduate, Guys & Dolls, Epic Proportions, Anything Goes, The Music Man. National Tour: Ragtime, Lend Me A Tenor. Off-Broadway: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!; The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show. Goodspeed: Fiorello!. Regional: The Rhythm Club (premiere), Moon Over Buffalo, Company, Miracles (premiere), The Predators' Ball (premiere), LUV, Carousel, The Golden Land, Is There Life After High School?, Annie, Johnny Pye & The Foolkiller (premiere). Film: Freedom Writers. Television: “Without a Trace,” “The West Wing,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Law and Order,” “L&O: SVU,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “The Young and the Restless,” “As The World Turns,” “Another World,” “One Life to Live.”

Paul Carlin

 PAUL CARLIN* (Harold) is happy to be appearing in his eighth Goodspeed production: Mame; On The Twentieth Century; Red, Hot and Blue!; Brigadoon; Where's Charley?; 1776; and Julie Andrews' production of The Boy Friend, which also toured nationally. New York credits include Jamie in Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Irish Repertory Theatre with Brian Murray and Frances Sternhagen, Jim Slattery in the Mint Theatre's recent Temporal Powers, Gary Hall in Apple Cove for The Woman's Project, and Jack in Salvation for Hudson Stage. Regional theatres include Indiana Repertory and the Goodman Theatre. Paul was a featured player in “Ryan’s Hope” and "30 Rock," among other TV credits.

Christian Delcroix CHRISTIAN DELCROIX* (Curly) is thrilled to be back at Goodspeed where he was last seen in Where's Charley? (directed by the amazing Tony Walton) in '04.  He is even more thrilled to work on such a special project with such an incredible and inspiring creative team and cast!  He is a native of Pittsburgh and a proud graduate of Florida State University. His favorite credits are husband to his beautiful wife Margot and daddy to his favorite little mouse in the whole world, Juliette.
Noah E Galvin NOAH E. GALVIN* (Pippin) Theater: Yosemite (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), David Cromer's Our Town (Barrow Street Theater), Burnt Part Boys  (Playwrights Horizons, NYSF; Lucille Lortel nomination), Cirque Du Soleil's Wintuk, Founding Member of EPBB; played the Fool opposite Billy Porter's King "Mama" Lear, Third National Tour of Les Misérables, and Ace: The Musical directed by Stafford Arima (St. Louis Rep., Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and The Old Globe) for which he received a Kevin Klein Award, a Cincinnati Entertainment Award, and an Acclaim Award. Film: “Promised Land” (PBS short). Love to the folks at Stewart, Station 3, The UWS clan, and JET.
Jeremiah James JEREMIAH JAMES* (Sky) Some favorites include: Billy Bigelow, West End revival Carousel; Bobby Child, Crazy for You (Ovation  Best Actor nominee); Beast, Disney's Beauty and the Beast; Doctor Shocker, The Gay Bride of Frankenstein (Spotlight Best Actor Nominee); El Gallo, The Fantasticks; Curly, Cameron Mackintosh/Trevor Nunn revival Oklahoma!.   TV: “The Alan Titchmarsh Show,” “This Morning” on ITV, BBC New Year’s Eve countdown, “GMTV,” “Port Charles,” “General Hospital."  Concerts:  “The Royal Variety Performance” for HRH Queen Elizabeth II,“Friday Night is Music Night” (BBC Radio),"Music on Fire," "Proms in Hyde Park." Recordings: Teatro (1 million sold world-wide). Two #1 albums; Gold Record for his solo album Tupelo. JeremiahJames.net
Laura Jordan LAURA JORDAN*(Toby) Original companies of In My Life and Cry-Baby. NY Theatre: Kathy Griffin in Perez Ihilton Saves the Universie! (Best Musical NY Fringe Festival), Coral in Glimpses of the Moon (Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel), Vvrrroommm!! (SPF 2007), Oedipus for Kids! (NYMF 2006). Regional: Theatreworks Palo Alto, Northshore, New York Stage and Film, Tennessee Repertory, Portland Center Stage. Film: Admission and A Case of You (both due out in 2013), The Jimmy Show. TV: “A Gifted Man” and “The Big C.” Featured in season 2 of “Submissions Only.” Best production to date: daughter Audrey in 2010.
Alessa Neeck ALESSA NEECK* (Wendy) Broadway: White Christmas (Original Broadway Company). New York: Happiness (Young Helen, Lincoln Center Theater); No, No, Nanette (New York City Center Encores!). National Tour: Little House on the Prairie the Musical (Mary Ingalls). Recent Regional: Bye Bye Birdie (Kim MacAfee, North Shore Music Theatre), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Maine State Music Theatre). “Love always to Mom, Dad, Pat, and BRS for their endless support.”
Ceasar Samayoa, Goodspeed Musicals MOUSICAL CAESAR SAMAYOA* (Hysterium) was most recently seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed productions of Sister Act and The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway. Credits include leading roles in film, TV, Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatre companies around the country including Yale Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Le Freres Corbusier, Primary Stages, Urban Stages, The Play Company, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Mr. Samayoa has also appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and in various national and international concert tours. Caesar holds a BFA from Ithaca College.
Allie Schauer

ALLIE SCHAUER* (Rose) is thrilled to be back at The Norma Terris after appearing in Hello! My Baby as Marie and Radio Girl directed by Christopher Gattelli. She comes from Fargo, North Dakota and has a Music Education degree from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.). She is so very thankful to all involved in casting her in this exciting project!! She would also like to thank her parents, family, friends, Professional Artists, Karen, and most of all, her amazing hubby Justin!! Glory to God!! Romans 8:28

Emily Skinner
EMILY SKINNER* (Adelaide) Broadway: Side Show (Tony nomination, Drama League Award), Jekyll & Hyde, The Full Monty, James Joyce's The Dead, Dinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Billy Elliot. National Tours: Billy Elliot, Disney's On The Record. Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer The Opera at Carnegie Hall; No Strings, Pardon My English, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at City Center's Encores!; leading roles at Manhattan Theater Club, WPA Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, York Theatre, Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Gardens. Regional: multiple roles at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, The Hangar Theatre, Long Wharf, The Old Globe. She has sung with symphonies internationally. Her numerous CD recordings may be found at Amazon.com.
Matthew Bauman

MATTHEW BAUMAN* (Ensemble) was last seen at The Norma Terris as Albie Coots in Hello! My Baby. Off-Broadway: Pipe Dream (City Center Encores!), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Peccadillo Theatre). Regional: Tarzan (NSMT); A Chorus Line (Berkshire Theatre Group); Beauty and the Beast, Damn Yankees, Footloose (MUNY); I’d Rather Be Right (Musicals Tonight); Forever Plaid, Grease, Oklahoma! (Interlakes Theatre); Joan Rivers: A Work In Progress (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Many thanks to Julie, Chris, Hunter, Zina, Marcy, Rachel, Bob, and the rest of the Mousical team! Love to my Andrew Adam. Graduate of Brown University. Twitter: @matthewabauman

Juliane Godfrey JULIANE GODFREY (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Goodspeed debut! She was most recently seen as Zaneeta Shinn in Arena Stage's The Music Man. Other credits include: A Wonderful Life (Engeman); Volleygirls (NY Workshop); Maggie in A Chorus Line, Erma in Anything Goes, and Hair (Woodstock Playhouse). She graduated with a BA from the Ray Bolger Musical Theater program at UCLA. Many thanks to Julie Andrews and this amazing creative team for giving her such an incredible opportunity, and so much love to Mom, Dad, Steven, and KSR for all their support!
Sean McGibbon, Goodspeed Musicals MOUSICAL

SEAN McGIBBON (Ensemble) is a recent Texas State graduate. Other credits include Austin Musical Theater’s productions of Peter Pan, Gypsy, The Music Man, Oliver! (Artful Dodger, B. Iden Payne nomination), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit, Austin Critics Table nomination), and Zach Scott’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone (George). Choreography credits include Texas State University’s productions of Beautiful, Beautiful World (Little Old New York Tap); Oklahoma (Kansas City); and Zach Scott’s The Drowsy Chaperone (“Cold Feets”). Sean would like to thank his family and the wonderful cast and creative team of The Great American Mousical!

Katerina Papacostas KATERINA PAPACOSTAS* (Ensemble) most recently played Ethel Tofflemier and understudied/performed for Kate Baldwin as Marian in The Music Man at Arena Stage. Other regional credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre by the Sea); Demeter in Cats (West Virginia Public); Bebe in A Chorus Line (North Shore Music Theatre); and Betty in Kiss Me, Kate (Cape Playhouse). In NYC she was also seen as Franca in The Light in the Piazza (Frederick Loewe Theatre). She has a Bachelor of Music from NYU Steinhardt. Many, many thanks to the entire creative team and filakia to Ma, Baka, Nick, and Zoe.
Richard Riaz Yoder

RICHARD RIAZ YODER* (Ensemble) is elated to be returning to Goodspeed after been seen as a New Rhythm in My One And Only and as Stanley in Radio Girl. OKCU graduate. Broadway and tour credits include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and 42nd Street. Regional favorites include Soloist in Sophisticated Ladies and Duane in Hairspray. Love to family, friends, and Aaron! MLY! richardriazyoder.com


Creative Team

Julie Andrews

JULIE ANDREWS (Director/Author) has been a beloved star of stage, screen, television, and recordings for more than half a century. Ms. Andrews spent her youth in England as a stage and radio performer before making her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend. Her subsequent theater credits include My Fair Lady (NY Drama Critics Award, Tony nomination), Camelot (Tony nomination), and Victor/Victoria. Once established as a Broadway star, Ms. Andrews made her iconic film debut in Mary Poppins, which earned her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. Her other film credits include The Sound of Music (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Darling Lili,10, Victor/Victoria (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award), The Princess Diaries films, and, most recently, the Shrek films, Enchanted, The Tooth Fairy, and Despicable Me, to name a few. Ms. Andrews has also been honored for her work on television beginning in 1957 with her Emmy-nominated performance in “Cinderella.” Her television credits include “The Julie Andrews Hour” (Emmy Award), “The Julie and Carol” Specials (Emmy nomination), “Sounds of Christmas” (Emmy nomination), “Eloise at the Plaza,” “Eloise at Christmastime,” and “On Golden Pond.” In addition to her stage and screen work, Ms. Andrews is an accomplished best-selling author. She joined forces with her daughter to create the best-selling children’s book imprint The Julie Andrews Collection, which has released 27 books to date. Ms. Andrews was  honored as a Dame of the British Empire by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II on New Year’s Eve 1999.  She received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001.

  EMMA WALTON HAMILTON (Author) has co-authored over twenty children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, six of which have been NY Times bestsellers. A former actress/director, Emma and her husband, actor/producer Stephen Hamilton, co-founded Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY. Emma now teaches children’s literature for Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program and directs their annual Children’s Literature Conference. She is also Executive Director of the Young American Writers Project, an interdisciplinary writing program for teenagers, and creator and host of the Children’s Book Hub online, a center of information and support for children’s book authors.

Zina Goldrich

ZINA GOLDRICH (Music) 2009 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in songwriting with Marcy Heisler. Currently working on the musical Ever After, directed by Kathleen Marshall, for Broadway 2013. Composed music for Dear Edwina (Drama Desk nomination) and Junie B. Jones (Lucille Lortel nomination), which ran successfully Off-Broadway. Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred) (Helen Hayes nomination) was commissioned by the Kennedy Center and is licensed by MTI. Television: composed for “Wonderpets,” “Johnny and the Sprites,” “Pooh’s Learning Adventure,” “Third and Bird.” Recipient of the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, a Larson grant, and is a Seldes-Kanin Fellow. Played keyboards on Broadway for Avenue Q, Bombay DreamsOklahoma, and Titanic, where she also conducted. marcyandzina.com

Marcy Heisler

MARCY HEISLER (Lyrics) 2012 Kleban Prize, Most Promising Theatre Lyricist. 2012 ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Larry Hart Award, Lyrics. 2009 Fred Ebb Award, Outstanding Songwriting (with ZinaGoldrich). Off Broadway/Regional: Book/Lyrics, Junie B Jones, TWUSA (Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Musical,); Dear Edwina, Daryl Roth DR2 Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Lyrics); Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred) (Helen Hayes Award nomination). Current projects include Book/Lyrics for Ever After, in collaboration with Goldrich and director Kathleen Marshall, announced for the 2013-14 Broadway season. Songbooks/CDs: Goldrich and Heisler, Volumes 1 and 2, (Hal Leonard), Dear Edwina, PS Classics, Marcy and Zina: The Album, Yellow Sound Label.

Hunter Bell

HUNTER BELL (Book) OBIE Award, Drama League nomination, and Tony nomination Best Book of a Musical, all for the original Broadway musical [title of show]. Other credits: books for Silence! The MusicalBellobration! (Ringling Bros. Circus), Villains Tonight! (Disney Cruise Lines), Now. Here. This. (Vineyard Theatre), and Found (BTG). He is a co-creator of the web series “the [title of show] show” and recently developed for ABC Studios/Television and Cherry-Wind Productions. Developed works at O’Neill Center, Ars Nova, Weston Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Source, NYMF, NY Fringe Festivals. Distinguished alumnus of Webster University,;a proud member of WGA, the Dramatists Guild, and a MacDowell Fellow.


Christopher Gattelli

CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI (Choreographer) Broadway: Newsies (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Awards), South Pacific (Tony, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Godspell, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunday in the Park with GeorgeThe Ritz, 13, Martin Short: Fame Becomes MeHigh Fidelity. West End: Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz (Lucille Lortel; Callaway Awards, Drama Desk nomination); Bat Boy: The Musical! (Lucille Lortel Award); tick, tick… BOOM!. As director: Silence! The Musical (Best Musical 2012 OBA); Jim Henson’s first Muppet musical Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band ChristmasRadio Girl (both at Goodspeed); Departure Lounge at The Public for SPF.

  ADAM SOUZA (Music Director) is happy to be home at Goodspeed and honored to be part of this wonderful team of artists.  Broadway: Wicked; National Tours: Les Misérables, Spamalot 1st National (MD/Conductor), Wicked 2nd National (MD/Conductor), The Midtown Men in Concert. Regional credits include North Shore Music Theatre and over 15 productions here at Goodspeed, including George M!, Brigadoon, Very Good Eddie, Great Expectations, and The Road to Hollywood. Adam would like to thank the Goodspeed production and administrative staff for inviting him back and his family for their unending support. This is for you, MOF. Boston Conservatory.
Tony Walton

TONY WALTON (Set and Costumes) A director and designer of sets and costumes honored with 16 Tony nominations; won the award for Pippin, House of Blue Leaves, and Guys and Dolls. Among his 20 films, Mary Poppins, The Boy Friend, The Wiz, and Murder on the Orient Express earned him 5 Academy Award nominations. He won the Oscar for All That Jazz and the Emmy for Death of a Salesman. In recent years he’s been directing many classics along with premieres by Irish and American authors in NYC and elsewhere. For the last two summers he’s cherished directing plays by Peter Shaffer, starring Alec Baldwin, for East Hampton’s John Drew Theatre.


MICHAEL GOTTLIEB (Lighting Design) Previously designed The Girl in the Frame for Goodspeed. Broadway: Lysistrata Jones. Off-Broadway: The Freedom of the City (Irish Rep), Rated P, Signs of Life, Spain (MCC), and Election Day (Second Stage). Other regional theatres: The Hangar, The Old Globe, Trinity Rep, and Long Wharf. Television: Emmy Award for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games; two additional Emmy nominations; 15 years of work on “Saturday Night Live.” Graduate of Vassar and the British & European Studies Group, London. Portfolio online at mgld.com.

Richard Pilbrow

RICHARD PILBROW (Lighting Design) is one of the world's leading theatre design consultants; has been a theatre, film, and television producer; and is an internationally known author and stage lighting designer. He founded Theatre Projects in London in 1957. At Goodspeed, he has been responsible for lighting Where's Charley?, The Boy Friend, and Very Good Eddie. His work has been seen in London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, and Moscow. He is the author of the classic text Stage Lighting Design - The Art, The Craft, The Life and most recently A Theatre Project. Richard was born in London, England and currently resides in Connecticut.

  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is proud to continue his long association with Goodspeed and is pleased to have the honor of working with this extraordinarily talented creative team. Jay has been Goodspeed’s 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. 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 for Goodspeed. He and his wife, Goodspeed’s Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme.
  SUSEON BAK (Hair & Wig Design) is the winner of the 2004 Maybelline Korea Makeup Artist Award. Wig & Make-up Design: The Pirates of Penzance (Miami University Opera); Don Giovanni, Giulio Cesaer (University of Cincinnati Opera); You Are Special, BBung BBung,[[ The Wizard of Oz (KBS Drama City in Korea). Wig & Make-up Design Assistant: Faust, La Bohème, Griselda, Wozzeck (Santa Fe Opera 2011); Rent, The Three Sisters, Picnic, Rape of Lucretia, Hair (University of Cincinnati). She holds a MFA  in Theater Design and Production/Wig and Makeup Design from the University of Cincinnati.

MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL (Music Supervisor) NY: Company (Drama Desk Award, Orchestrations); The Addams Family; Carrie; Hello Again (Drama Desk nomination, Orchestrations); In TransitSweeney ToddRoad ShowNext to Normal (Second Stage). Regional: Little House on the Prairie (Guthrie Theater), 3hree (Prince). Recordings: As I Am (Kristin Chenoweth). Mary-Mitchell is the founder of ASTEP-Artists Striving to End Poverty (www.asteponline.org) and is passionate about arts education and poverty reduction. She has been featured on the television show “Giving,” and was NY1's New Yorker of the Week for her philanthropic work. Faculty: NYU, Boston College, Juilliard. Degrees from Furman University and North Carolina School of the Arts.


ORAN ELDER (Orchestrations) Orchestrated concerts for Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Deborah Voigt, Paolo Szot, Kelli O’Hara, Lea Michele, David Hyde Pierce, Victoria Clark, The New York Pops, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, New Jersey  Symphony. Composer of “Sesame Street” (Israel). Graduate of Berklee College of Music; composition fellow at the Royal Opera House, London and BMI Musical Theater Workshop. Awards: Rokem Composition Award and the Esterhazy Quartet Composition Award. Thrilled to be a part of this production. Thank you, Mary-Mitchell, Marcy, and Zina.


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