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Summer Stock Cast and Creative Team

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.

VEANNE COX* (Margaret Wingate) Broadway: An American in Paris, A Free Man of Color, La Cage Aux Folles, Caroline or Change, The Dinner Party, Company, Smile. Off Broadway shows at Vineyard, TFANA, Signature, NYTW, The Public, MTC, MCC, Playwright's Horizons, Women's Project, Rattlestick. Shakespeare Theatre Company: Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, Merry Wives of Windsor, Way Of The World, The Beaux Stratagem. TV/FILM include: Summoning Sylvia, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Mandolorian, New Amsterdam, NCIS New Orleans, Seinfeld, Cinderella, Erin Brockovich, You've Got Mail. Web Series: Indoor Boys and Cady Did. She has been nominated for Tony, Emmy, Outer Critics and Helen Hayes Awards and has received special Drama Desk and Obie Awards for excellence in the Theatre.  

J. ANTHONY CRANE* (Montgomery Leach) Broadway: Between Riverside and Crazy (Second Stage), Sight?Unseen (MTC), Butley (Booth), The Winslow Boy (Roundabout). Tours, Regional: Cyrano in Cyrano (TheatreWorks, BATCC Nom.); Watch on the Rhine (Arena, Helen Hayes Nom.); Scar in The Lion King (First National); Les Misérables (N. America); Spamalot (Wynn); Modern Orthodox, Disgraced (Goodman, Berkeley Rep, SRT, Mark Taper); Barrington Stage; The Old Globe; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Cleveland Playhouse; Paper Mill; & more. TV/Film: Succession (HBO), Dead Ringers (Amazon), Billions, Blue Bloods, FBI, Chicago PD, Madam Secretary, The Big Easy, etc. B.S. from Northwestern University. For Susan Ellen. IG: @janthonycrane

WILL ROLAND* (Orville Wingate) [he/him] is a Brooklyn-based actor. Broadway: original casts of Be More Chill (Jeremy Heere), and Dear Evan Hansen (Jared Kleinman). Other Stages: The Black Suits at Center Theatre Group and Barrington Stage; LoserSongs; The Panic of ‘29 and The Bus at 59E59. TV/Web: Billions (Seasons 3-7), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Foul Play, Broadway Jackbox. Proud longtime member of Joe Iconis & Family. Passionate about new work: new plays & musicals developed with Ars Nova, Second Stage, Hartford Stage, La Jolla, Arena, NYMF, NAMT, & more. Thanks Steph, Mom, Dad, Val, James, Sam, Jessica, Ira, and my many teachers for their enduring support.

ARIANNA ROSARIO* (Gloria Falbury) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! Broadway: Moulin Rouge, CATS, On Your Feet!. Tour: Cinderella, West Side Story, CATS, OYF!. Select regional credits: MUNY: On Your Feet! (Gloria Estefan), Signature Theatre: RENT (Mimi), Bay Street Theater: Evita (Eva Peron), Kennedy Center: In The Heights (Carla). FILM/TV: West Side Story (Spielberg); Devotion; tick, tick... BOOM!; Vivo; CW: The Waltons; FX: Fosse/Verdon; OWN: Queen Sugar; NETFLIX: Girls5Eva. www.ariannarosario.com @ariannarosario

DANIELLE WADE* (Jane Falbury) is a proud Canadian working in New York City. She will next be introduced on the HBO Max series, JULIA, this upcoming season. Most recently, she starred as Cady Heron in the First National tour of Mean Girls: The Musical after appearing in the Broadway company. You may recognize her as Dorothy from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Wizard of Oz. She has played many houses around North America including a turn as Marian Paroo in The Stratford Festival’s The Music Man. Select Credits: NBC’s One Night Only – Broadway Special, Lorene in Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity (Ogunquit Playhouse), Belle in Beauty and The Beast (DE) and Anne in Anne of Green Gables (DE). So much love to the entire Summer Stock team, my family, and my husband Will.

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

HANNAH BALAGOT* (Ensemble) [she/her] has admired Goodspeed for a long time and is thrilled to be joining this season. Select credits include Hello Dolly! (Pioneer Theater), West Side Story (International Tour, Barrington Stage, North Shore Music Theater), Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Grand Ole Opry), Anything Goes (Moonlight Stage) and various new collaborative works for stage and film. With special thanks to her family and Jeff for their endless love and support.
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
RONNIE S. BOWMAN JR.* (Ensemble), Connecticut native, is ecstatic to be making his Goodspeed debut! A dream becoming a reality. Broadway/Tours: The Music Man (Original 2022 Revival Cast), Anastasia (Original First National Tour Cast), A Chorus Line set by Baayork Lee. Selected Credits: West Side Story (Bernardo), A Chorus Line (Richie), 25th Annual....Spelling Bee (Mitch). Television/Film: Sugar Plum Twist (Hallmark), Rustin (Netflix). All glory to God!! Thanks to my incredible support team of family, friends and the greatest team at DGRW. Proud graduate of The Hartt School. Proverbs 3:5-6. Love you forever, Dad.
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
FRANCESCA MANCUSO* (Ensemble) (Frenchie) is thrilled to be in Summer Stock! From Bucks County, PA, Frenchie was trained as a professional dancer under Terri-Garcia Lee at Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts. Graduate Elon University, BFA in Music Theatre. Theatre credits: Drury Lane Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse. TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Special thanks to DGRW, her parents, sisters, and Daniel. Without all of you, none of this would be possible.
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 their pup Pearl at home.
GREGORY NORTH* (Ensemble) BROADWAY: Into the Woods, Secret Garden, Grand Hotel opposite Cyd Charisse. NY: A Christmas Carol with Tony Randall. TOUR: Phantom, Show Boat, Les Misérables. PREMIERES: Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Last Ship. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Actors Theatre Louisville, Sacramento Music Circus, Mark Taper, Pioneer Theatre Co., Laguna Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse. FILM/TV: 11.22.63, Elizabethtown, In Good Company, ER, HTGAW Murder, Criminal Minds, Astroboy, Feud: Capote’s Women. Thanks CAM & ATB. gregorynorthactor.com
KAYLEE OLSON* (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be performing in Summer Stock! Some of Ms. Olson’s favorite credits include; Spamalot at the Kennedy Center, Crazy for You at Lincoln Center, as well as the First National Tours of Pretty Woman: The Musical, Bullets Over Broadway and the National Tour of Anything Goes. Kaylee would like to congratulate Molly and her dance studio back home, Innovative Dance (@innovativednc), for celebrating their 25th anniversary! Love you fam! @kaylee.is.the.olson www.kayleeolson.com
JACK SIPPEL* (Ensemble) Broadway: The Prom (Dance Captain). National Tours: Memphis, Disney’s Newsies (Mush/Bill). Film: The Prom (Assisistant Choreographer/Performer), Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical (Kenny/Darcy). Regional: Resident Choreographer and 10+ seasons performing at The Muny; Come Fall in Love (Old Globe); Mary Poppins, West Side Story (Paper Mill Playhouse); Chasing Rainbows (Flat Rock Playhouse); The Met Gala; The Tony Awards; Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Dance Moms. Coach/Mentor for the Open Jar Institute. Social: @jackjsippel or jack-sippel.com
CAYEL TREGEAGLE* (Ensemble) National Tour: Hello, Dolly!. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, The Muny, MTWichita, Riverside Theater, Engeman Theater, and Walt Disney World. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater. He would like to thank his parents for teaching him the performing arts, and his husband, Noah, for his love and support.
NICHOLAS CUNHA* (Swing) Goodspeed Debut! Credits – New York: Cherubini’s Requiem (Lincoln Center), Macbeth (Circle in the Square). Regional: On Your Feet! (Paper Mill Playhouse), White Christmas (Shaw Festival), Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo, Toronto Premiere). Film/TV: PJ Masks (Disney Junior). Concerts: The Rolling Stones (50 & Counting Tour), Cirque du Soleil (Luzia). Thank you to my family, friends, and agents at CESD!
KENNEDY PEREZ* (Swing) 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!
CHERI STEINKELLNER (Book & Additional Lyrics) 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 EmmaTosca, and Oedipus Rex (Canadian Opera Company). Selected film and television credits include Mean GirlsEloiseMartin 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 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 Gables, 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 a Trinidadian American costume designer based in New York City. Tina’s recent theatrical designs include Pru Payne (Arizona Theatre Co.), Joy (George Street Playhouse), The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation (Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre), Bruce (Seattle Repertory Theatre), The Goree All-Girl String Band (NYMF), and Julius Caesar (Classic Stage Company). She codesigned this year’s 76th Annual Tony Awards hosted by Ariana DeBose on CBS. Tina is a proud member of the selection committee for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program and is a graduate of The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. You can see more of Tina’s work on tinamccartney.com.
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.
JAY HILTON (Sound Designer) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals and is looking forward to the rest of the 2023 season. Jay has designed countless productions at both The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre in Chester and looks forward to re-opening the Terris this season. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay serves as their Audio Supervisor and also spends some of his time recording, mixing and mastering musical theatre content for streaming platforms. He and his wife, Goodspeed Artistic Director Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut with Cookie and Macy. Jay is grateful for his audio team and would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Their talents contributed to the success of Goodspeed’s 2022 season and to what he knows will be a successful 2023.
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
MICHAEL GRIBBIN (Associate Music Director) has conducted shows across the country including national tours of The Lion King, Wicked, and Shrek as well as regional productions of Into the Woods, The Who’s Tommy, and Man of La Mancha. Currently he teaches at Coastal Carolina University, where he has been musical director for such productions as Violet, A New Brain, and 35mm. Michael holds a masters degree in vocal coaching from the University of Illinois.

KIRA TROILO (EDI Consultant) [she/her], is a Boston-based creative and the owner of Art & Soul Consulting, a new company that offers Equity, Diversity & Inclusion consulting services for theater and the arts. She is thrilled to be working with Goodspeed in this exciting new capacity. Kira's groundbreaking work in EDI consulting was recently featured in American Theater Magazine. She also maintains a blog (biracialmom.com), writing frequently about her experiences as a Black, biracial woman, creative professional and mother. Kira regularly consults for SpeakEasy Stage Company, Umbrella Stage Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, and many other arts organizations. Kira shares her own fully-tailored EDI training and development sessions with adjudicators, arts educators, theater ushers, and boards of directors. Love to Jared, Levi, Mom & Dad. artandsoulconsulting.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 RedheadKing 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]

* (Assistant Stage Manager)

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.

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