Summer Stock Cast and Creative Team
STEPHEN LEE ANDERSON* (Lt. Henry (Pop) Falbury) has appeared in numerous Broadway productions including: (most recently) Bright Star, Spiderman, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Julius Caesar, The Crucible, Footloose, The Capeman, and The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway: The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Violet, Floyd Collins (Playwrights Horizons). He was a member of The Bridge Project, performing in Richard III at The Old Vic in London and BAM (dir: Sam Mendes). Regional: The Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre (IRNE Award Best Supporting Actor, Bus Stop). Film/TV: The Last Thing Mary Saw, Intrusion, Law and Order, Daredevil, Public Morals, Orange Is The New Black, Elementary, Madam Secretary.
GILBERT L. BAILEY II* (Phil Filmore) Broadway: The Book of Mormon, A Bronx Tale: The Musical, Beetlejuice: The Musical; New York and Regional Theatre: Murray in Clueless The Musical (The New Group), Ozie Powell in The Scottsboro Boys (CTG’s The Ahmanson, The Philadelphia Theatre Company), Harpo in The Color Purple (Milwaukee Rep). Thanks to HCKR, my reps. Love most of all and always to My Jessie and Jade, my Heart and Home. @GLBaileyii to follow.
CORBIN BLEU* (Joe Ross) is an accomplished actor, singer/songwriter, dancer, voiceover/recording artist, host/television personality and producer. Bleu is best known for his role as Chad Danforth in the Emmy Award-winning High School Musical franchise. Bleu recently starred in TV movies Love, For Real and A Christmas Dance Reunion. In 2022, Bleu special guest-starred in the third and fourth season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney+. Broadway credits include Godspell, In the Heights and the Tony Award-nominated revival of Kiss Me Kate, and Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, which garnered Bleu the Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show.
J. ANTHONY CRANE* (Montgomery Leach)
ERIKA AMATO* (Ensemble) Goodspeed debut! Favorite credits include - National Tour: Flashdance the Musical (Miss Wilde); Off-Broadway: Signs of Life (Berta), Triumph of Love (Hesione); Regional: An American in Paris (Madame Baurel), R+H’s Cinderella (Madame), Biography (Marion), Into the Woods (Witch), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Bad Fairy). TV/Film credits include: Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Quantum Leap, and Enchanted. Erika is also the lead singer of Velvet Chain (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). www.erikaamato.com
DeSHAWN BOWENS* (Ensemble) credits include - Off Broadway: Dog Man (George); National Tour: Mean Girls; Regional: Chicago, Mamma Mia! (Fulton), Guys and Dolls (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Newsies, (Marriott); TV/Film: Madame (Dawg Paw Productions). Elon BFA MT alumni! Much love and thanks to God, family, Bloc agency, Goodspeed and the cast and creative team of Summer Stock! For mom! @deshawnbowens
EMILY KELLY* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Goodspeed! Previous shows include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ensemble) and Roar of the Greasepaint… (Associate Choreographer). Favorite credits: Grand Hotel (Encores! City Center), Cabaret (Rosie/Sally US; Asolo Rep), Jersey Boys (Francine; The Fulton), A Chorus Line (Maggie), and the Muny. Originally from Sacramento, CA; proud Indiana University grad! Big thanks to the Summer Stock team and The Collective Talent. Love to Alex and my amazing friends and family! @emckelly
TOMMY MARTINEZ* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be spending the summer at Goodspeed! TV: Hairspray Live!; B’way: Newsies; Off B’way/Tour: Kinky Boots; Regional: Old Globe, Muny, PCLO, Ogunquit, Met Gala, Fireside, Tuacahn, Arkansas Rep. Endless love to Nimmy and Gigi. Love to Mom, Nana, and Dad. Insta: @atleastimfunny, TikTok: @Iwasbornperfect
CORINNE MUNSCH* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut in this glorious show! Previous credits include Cheek to Cheek Off-Broadway with Randy Skinner, Cabaret (Asolo Repertory), The Nutty Professor (Ogunquit Playhouse), Judy in A Chorus Line (Signature Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Paper Mill Playhouse). Nat’l Tours: Bullets Over Broadway, Elf, Seven Brides.... TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Mountains of gratitude to this incredible Summer Stock team, to Sofia and Rebecca at CESD, and to Avery and Pearl at home.
KENNEDY PEREZ* (Swings) is overjoyed to be a part of the premiere of Summer Stock and to be making her Goodspeed debut! Favorite previous credits include swinging A Chorus Line (Tokyo tour and Cincinnati Playhouse), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Engeman Theatre), Cinderella (North Shore Music Theatre), and The Prom (Pioneer Theatre). Much gratitude to the cast and crew, her family, and The Collective Talent!
KIRA TROILO (EDI Coordinator) [she/her], is a Boston-based creative with over 15 years of experience in professional theater and the owner of Art & Soul Consulting, a company that offers Equity, Diversity & Inclusion consulting services uniquely tailored to work in theater and the arts. She is thrilled to be working with Goodspeed in this exciting new capacity. Kira earned her certificate in Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace from ESSEC Business School and anti-racism training from Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC), and she is currently working on an HR Essentials certificate from eCornell. She strives to serve as an open door and bridge builder through her blog (biracialmom.com), writing frequently about her experiences as a Black, biracial woman, creative professional and mother. Her groundbreaking work in EDI consulting was recently featured in American Theater Magazine. Kira regularly consults for SpeakEasy Stage Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, and many other arts organizations. Kira has also crafted and shared her own, fully-tailored EDI training and development sessions with adjudicators, arts educators, theater ushers and volunteers, and boards of directors. Kira takes an empathetic approach to her work and believes that mindfulness is the key to growth, change and genuine connection. artandsoulconsulting.com
CHERI STEINKELLNER (Book) 4 Emmys, 2 Golden Globes, Writer’s Guild, People’s Choice, World Animation, and British Academy (BAFTA) awards for writing and producing Cheers and writing and creating Disney’s Teacher’s Pet and Teacher’s Pet The Movie. A Tony nominee for writing Sister Act: The Musical, Indy Award and Ovation nominee for writing Hello! My Baby (Goodspeed and Rubicon Theatres), and UC Santa Barbara Inspiration Award winner for Outstanding Teaching in Film and Media Studies. Additional TV writing: The Jeffersons, Who’s the Boss?, Bob (Newhart). Additional Stage writing: Princesses, Dreamland, Prima Materia, and Instaplay, Los Angeles’ original and longest-running improvised musical. Currently at work on: Rom-com feature Betwixtmas, and debut middle grade historical-fantasy novel: 4D - The Room That Time Forgot. Cheri lives in Santa Barbara, California where she and husband/writing partner Bill raised their three favorite writers and artists, Kit, Teddy, and Emma Steinkellner.
DONNA FEORE (Director & Choreographer) is one of Canada’s most versatile and in-demand creative talents, highly praised for her work at the Stratford Festival where she directed and choreographed: Chicago, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Recently, she directed and choreographed the world premiere of Broadway Vacation at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Other directing credits include: Bernhardt/Hamlet (Goodman Theatre), Rock & Rock and It’s a Wonderful Life (Canadian Stage), Life Reflected (National Arts Centre), and a stage adaption of The Hockey Sweater. She has also staged numerous operas including: Red Emma, Tosca, and Oedipus Rex (Canadian Opera Company). Selected film and television credits include Mean Girls, Eloise, Martin and Lewis, and Stormy Weather.
DOUG BESTERMAN (Music Supervisor, Arrangements, Orchestrations) Composer - The Big One Oh, Breathe: Swelling and Irritation, and Little Did I Know. Orchestrator (select credits) - Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, It Shoulda Been You, Bullets Over Broadway (Tony nomination), Rocky, How To Succeed…(Tony nomination), Elf, Young Frankenstein (Drama Desk nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony/Drama Desk Awards), The Producers (2001 Tony/Drama Desk Awards), Seussical, Music Man (Drama Desk/Tony nominations), Fosse (1999 Tony), Big (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees (Drama Desk nomination). Regional/International: Crazy For You (UK 2023), Little Dancer, Ever After. Film/television: Schmigadoon, The Little Mermaid (2023), Mary Poppins Returns, Aladdin (2019), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Frozen, the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and Kennedy Center Honors.
ADAM SOUZA (Music Director) Broadway credits include Wicked, Kinky Boots. National Tours: Wicked (2nd National, original MD/Conductor), Kinky Boots (1st National original MD/ Conductor), Spamalot (1st National, MD/Conductor), The Midtown Men, and Les Misérables. Adam also served as Associate Music Supervisor for the international mountings of Wicked in São Paolo, Brazil (in Portuguese) and Mexico City (in Spanish). His regional credits include Next to Normal (Hartford TheaterWorks), North Shore Music Theatre, and over 20 productions with Goodspeed, including 42nd Street, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing, Because of Winn Dixie, The Great American Mousical with Julie Andrews, Snapshots by Stephen Schwartz, George M!, Brigadoon, Very Good Eddie, and Rags. Adam serves as Music Supervisor for Destination Broadway (destinationbroadway.org) and has served on faculty for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee as an Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, of which he is also an alumnus.
WILSON CHIN (Scenic Designer) Previously at Goodspeed Musicals: Anne of Green Gable, Oklahoma! and Anything Goes. Broadway: Cost of Living, Pass Over (Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominations), Next Fall. National Tour: Annie. Off-Broadway: A Bright New Boise (Signature Theatre), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Space Dogs (MCC, Lortel Award nomination), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/Public), Sakina’s Restaurant (Audible), the bandaged place (Roundabout Underground). Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Eine Florentinische Tragödie/Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera, Dora Award winner). Film/television: Pass Over (dir. Spike Lee), Game Theory with Bomani Jones (HBO), Blindspot (NBC). Eastern Region Board member of Local USA 829. Instagram: @wilsonchindesign
TINA McCARTNEY (Costume Designer) is Trinidadian American costume designer based in New York City. Tina’s theatrical designs include Joy (George Street Playhouse), The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation (5th Avenue Theatre), Bruce (Seattle Repertory Theatre), The Goree All-Girl String Band (NYMF), and Julius Caesar (Classic Stage Company). Tina served as Associate Costume Designer on Bandstand, Lobby Hero, The Inheritance (Tony Award Nominee for Best Costume Design of a Play) as well as Assistant Costume Designer on Broadway’s Cabaret, On Your Feet!, A Bronx Tale, and Beetlejuice The Musical (Tony Award Nominee for Best Costume Design of a Musical). Tina also assisted the design teams on the feature films West Side Story and In The Heights. In television, her work includes Assistant Costume Designer for Season 3 of the hit show, New Amsterdam, on NBC. She has co-designed The 72nd, 73rd, 74th, and 75th Annual Tony Awards live telecast on CBS. Tina also works as a stylist for digital and commercial content working with brands including Peloton, Aveeno, T-Mobile, Verizon, Zillow, and Chowhound.
JEFF CROITER (Lighting Designer) Over a dozen shows including Holiday Inn, Because of Winn Dixie, Happy Days, The Bakers Wife, and Pirates. Broadway credits include: Cost of Living, Freestyle Love Supreme, Bandstand, Falsettos, Holiday Inn, Something Rotten!, Penn & Teller, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Jekyll and Hyde, Next Fall, Mothers and Sons, among others. Off-Broadway includes Only Gold, Black No More, Beyond Babel, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Tiny Beautiful Things. Received Tony, Hewes, Bass awards, and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, NAACP, Ovation and AUDELCO nominations. Jeff is a producer of the 4Wall Roundtable and the animated series Light Humor. Recent and current projects include Disney’s Hercules, Broadway Vacation, Bruce, and The Great Gatsby Interactive.
LIZ PRINTZ (Wig, Hair & Make-Up Designer) TV/Film: Emmy-nominated hair stylist for The Wiz Live!. Producer: short film SunShine, Birdhouse; feature film Thorp (streaming on Amazon Prime). Head of Hair Dept. for Diana (new musical on Netflix). Wig Designer Credits: The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation (5th Ave Theatre), Bruce (Seattle Rep), Legally Blonde (The Muny); JOY (George Street Playhouse). Off B’Way: Oil of Olay Presents Olay Live!; Company (Barrington Stage); Annie Get Your Gun (Bay Street Theatre); Spamalot, Gypsy, Beauty and the Beast, Annie (North Carolina Theatre); Big Fish, Beehive (Theatre Raleigh); Evita, WORKING (American Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut); Raisin in the Sun (Williamstown Theatre Festival). B’Way Associate Wig Designer: Diana: The Musical, Jersey Boys, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hamilton, On Your Feet, Beautiful the Carol King Musical. Graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts ‘09 and Local 798 Member. Website lizprintzdesigns.com
BRADLEY G. SPACHMAN* (Production Stage Manager) Originally from Chicago, Brad has enjoyed working at both the Opera House and Terris Theaters for some time now. Some of his favorite productions include Redhead, King of Hearts, and Singin’ in the Rain. He sends a heartfelt “Thank You!” to everyone who makes our productions (as well as those who make them happen). Finally, a very special thanks to Kim, without whose patience none of this would be possible. [87/29]
PETER VAN DAM FOR TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting Director) Tara Rubin Casting (Casting): Selected Broadway and National Tours: Back To The Future, Here Lies Love, Bad Cinderella, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, KPOP, Mr. Saturday Night, SIX, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Falsettos, School of Rock, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Big Fish, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera. Selected Off-Broadway: Sing Street, Trevor, Between the Lines, Clueless, Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Café, Here Lies Love. Film: Here Today.