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The Bikinis Cast and Creative Team

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Meghan Duffy

 MEGHAN DUFFY* (Annie) Broadway: Frenchy, Grease (original production). National Tour: Trixie, The Rocky Horror Show; Gooch, Mame starring Juliet Prowse. Off-Broadway: Knowledge, Everyman; Lynnie, The Wonder Years; Helen, Swirl; title role in Georgy, based on the film Georgy Girl. Regional and Guest Artist: Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Survival Guide, Over Here, She Loves Me, Forbidden Planet, Christmas Carol, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Beehive, Little Shop of Horrors, Jacques Brel, Godspell, Dames at Sea (Sarah Siddons Best Actress nomination).  Writer/Producer: her one-person performance pieces What A Wonderful World!, The Meghan Duffy Show, Girls Don’t. Recordings: film soundtracks in London and the US, featured on The Care Bear recordings.  Theatre Facutly: LaGuardia Community College. Founder: The Edge Effect Improv Lab.

Lori Hammel LORI HAMMEL* (Jodi) Broadway: Mamma Mia. National Tours: Mamma Mia,; 9 to 5 The Musical. Off Broadway: Forbidden Broadway (cast recording); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Bush is Bad. Regional includes: Forbidden Hollywood (Jeff Award and After Dark Award) Japan and Singapore tours, Little Me (Jeff nomination), Singin’ in the Rain (Jeff nomination and After Dark Award). TV: “30 Rock,” “As the World Turns.” Feature Film: Burn After Reading, An Invisible Sign. Web: Onion News, Margo Rose Ferderer (margorose.com). Lori is co-author of Minding the Edge—Strategies for a Fulfilling, Successful Career as an Actor (2012 Waveland Press). Visit: LoriHammel.com

Regina LeVert

REGINA LeVERT* (Barbara) hails from Los Angeles, and is thrilled to make her debut with Goodspeed Musicals! Some of her favorite credits include: Jelly’s Last Jam, Barnum, Working, Othello, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Little Shop of Horrors, Nine, Sisterella, A…My Name is Alice, The World Goes ‘Round, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once on This Island, the world premiere of Dorian at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts,  and the National Tour of Fame, the Musical, where she can be heard as Ms. Sherman on the original cast recording. “Nothing ever happens if you don’t show up!” For Tony

Karyn Quakenbush KAYRN QUACKENBUSH* (Karla) is thrilled to be doing The Bikinis and thrilled to be back at Goodspeed after 20 years! Karyn was last seen off Broadway in Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss And What I Wore. Karyn is so honored to have worked with and known Nora Ephron. Broadway: Nora Ephron's Imaginary Friends, Annie Get Your Gun (understudy for Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire) and Blood Brothers. TV: “Louie,” “Law and Order,” “Chappell's Show.” Film: Isn't She Great with Bette Midler. Off Broadway: I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change. National Tour: Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley opposite Tom Wopat), Stop The World with Anthony Newley.


Creative Team

Ray Roderick

 RAY RODERICK (Director/Choreographer/Co-Writer) is thrilled to have The Bikinis at Goodspeed, where he also directed Mame, My One And Only,  42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain,  Hello! My Baby, and Double Trouble. Director/Book Adaptor: Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang National and UK Tours. Associate Director: A Christmas Carol (Madison Square Garden); Broadway revival of The Music Man (also Director of National Tour). Co-writer/Director/Choreographer: Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano National and Japan Tours. Writer/Director: ‘S Wonderful The New Gershwin Musical.  Off-Broadway/Regional: The Prince and the Pauper, The Ark, Lamour The Merrier, The Story Goes On, A Christmas Survival Guide, I Love New York, Rat Pack Lounge!, Barnum, The Last 5 Years, The Taffetas, Five Course Love, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!.  Founding Artistic Director of Tri-Arts, co-owner of Miracle or 2 Productions (Miracleor2.com). Creative Director, US Open Tennis and Director of “Arthur Ashe Kids Day;” Writer/Director Chun Yi (Beijing, London’s West End, Branson and International Tour); Director Believe, the award-winning SHAMU show (SeaWorld, San Diego).  Assistant Director to Jerry Lewis for the  Broadway-bound new musical The Nutty Professor.

  JAMES HINDMAN (Author) is currently appearing in Mary Poppins on Broadway. Writer and Conceiver: Pete ‘n’ Keely (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, two Drama Desk nominations.) Off-Broadway’s The Transport Group: book for Being Audrey, contributor to The Audience (Drama Desk nomination). With Ray Roderick, he co-founded Miracle Or 2 Productions. Co-writer: I Love New York (Bistro Award); A Christmas Survival Guide and Heaven Help Us (Carbonel Award nomination), Denver Theatre Center; Are We There Yet?  His plays include Incubus (The Pittsburgh Public’s New Play Series), Mercada (Vineyard Theatre reading), and The Drama Department, currently being developed at The Hangar Theatre.


 JOSEPH BAKER (Music Director, Musical Arrangements) Music Director/Pianist on and around Broadway for over 20 years, including Wicked, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, The Life, Grand Hotel, Starlight Express, The Tap Dance Kid, Little Shop of Horrors, Catskills on Broadway, Footloose, Bells Are Ringing, Laughing Room Only. Orchestrator, Vocal Arranger or Dance Arranger: Bubbly Black Girl, The Green Heart, Footloose. Composer/Arranger: score for the smash hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. Composer/Arranger/Producer:  Dittydoodle Works. His other “musical life” includes projects in his own midtown Manhattan studio. When not being a musical-arranger, he arranges time with his wife Renae and children Rozi and David. www.bakerboysmusic.com

 JASON LYONS (Lighting Design) Goodspeed: Cutman, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown. Broadway: Bring It On, The Musical; Rock of Ages; The Threepenny Opera; Barefoot in the Park; Good Vibrations. Recent: So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2011; Fat Camp, The Musical; Toxic Avenger, The Musical (Alley); Medieval Play (Signature); Happy Hour (Atlantic); White Noise (Jeff Award); Broke-ology (LCT); Uncle Vanya (CSC); Clay (LCT). Designs for The Goodman, KC Rep, Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, The New Group. Faculty: Purchase College. jasonlyonsdesign.com.


JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is proud of his long association with Goodspeed, having designed countless productions at the Goodspeed Opera House and Norma Terris Theatre. In addition to his design duties Jay serves as the Lighting & Sound Supervisor for all of Goodspeed’s productions. Jay’s work has been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at regional theatres from coast to coast. Jay and his wife, Goodspeed’s 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.