Your browser is out of date.
Download Explorer 11, Firefox or Google Chrome.

GoodSpeed Musicals

home  |  Press Room  |  Search
The Will Rogers Follies Cast and Creative Team

The Will Rogers Follies Cast and Creative Team


Riley BriggsRILEY BRIGGS (Mary Rogers) 
Dewey CaddellDEWEY CADDELL* (Wiley Post) A graduate of the great University of Missouri, Dewey lives and works in NYC as an actor, concert tenor, and comedian. Some of his favorite credits include Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep), The Story Pirates! (Worldwide), Brigadoon (Iroquois Amphitheatre), and Dear World (York). Dewey is a proud member of Actors' Equity, prouder husband to Tammy, and can be found at
Brendan Reilly HarrisBRENDAN REILLY HARRIS (Jimmy Rogers) is thrilled to make his Goodspeed debut. Regional credits include A Christmas Carol (Boy Scrooge, Hartford Stage) and Joseph...Dreamcoat (ACT of CT). Brendan also appeared in Mary Poppins (Michael Banks) and The Who’s Tommy (Young Tommy) with Warner Stage Company. Select favorite roles include The Jungle Book (Mowgli), My Son Pinocchio (Pinocchio), The Lion King (Simba), Peter Pan (Michael Darling). Big thanks to the production team for this awesome opportunity and to Dan and Mrs. Richmond for the inspiration and continued support! 
Nathan HorneNATHAN HORNE (Freddy Rogers) is thrilled to be making his Goodspeed debut!  Area credits include Phantom (Young Erik), The Christmas Elf (Jacob), Hairspray (Ensemble), and A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim) with Downtown Cabaret Theatre; Peter Pan (Michael) with New Paradigm Theatre; Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble) with Curtain Call; and Pantochino's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (The Boy). Nathan would like to thank his musical family for encouraging his love of entertaining and lifting others!
David GarrisonDAVID GARRISON* (Clem Rogers) On/Off-Broadway: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Tony nomination), I Do! I Do! (Drama Desk nomination), Wicked (Carbonell Award), TitanicThe VisitThe Pirates of PenzanceTorch Song TrilogyDead Poets SocietyGeniuses, Middletown, New Jerusalem, It’s Only a Play, Silence! The Musical. Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award), Randy Newman’s Faust (LaJolla/Goodman), Travesties (Williamstown), Die Fledermaus (Santa Fe Opera), Candide (Glimmerglass). TV: Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe Good Wife30 Rock, Madame SecretaryNYPD BlueEverybody Loves RaymondMurder She Wrote, Murphy BrownLaw and OrderThe PracticeThe West Wing, Steve Rhoades on Married with Children. 
Brooke LacyBROOKE LACY* (Ziegfeld’s Favorite) is beyond honored to be making her Goodspeed debut! What a dream come true!! She was just seen playing one of the Gemini Twins in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s A Funny Thing…Forum. Favorite credits/theaters include Inga in Young Frankenstein, Dance Captain/Ensemble in Spamalot, and Funny Girl (North Shore Music Theatre); Julie Jordan in Carousel (University of Oklahoma); The Will Rogers Follies (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); and full seasons at Pittsburgh CLO and MTWichita. BFA Musical Theatre, University of Oklahoma. Lots of love and gratitude to Don and Kelli, her amazing family, and to HCKR, the best agents ever!
David LutkenDAVID LUTKEN* (Will Rogers) Broadway: Inherit the WindRing of FireThe Civil WarThe Will Rogers Follies. Off-Broadway: Woody SezSouthern ComfortStars in Your EyesWinter Man. London: Woody SezDark of the MoonBonnie & ClydeA Month in the Country. He has performed on The Louisiana Hayride, at The 92nd St Y, Carnegie Hall, Cooper Union, Lincoln Center, and the Ryman Auditorium. Regional: Man of La ManchaElmer GantryPump Boys & DinettesOn Golden PondLost HighwayBuddyFire on the Mountain, and many more. Goodspeed: Honky Tonk Highway (Terris Theatre), Finian’s Rainbow, and Big River. With his original show Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie (Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson Best Actor awards), David has played 65 cities around the world. 
JAMES NAUGHTON* (Voice of Ziegfeld)
Ben Stone-ZelmanBEN STONE-ZELMAN (Will Rogers Jr.) is thrilled to return to Goodspeed!  Regional credits: Goodspeed’s Bye Bye Birdie (Randolph) and A Wonderful Life (Tommy Bailey), Hartford Stage’s A Christmas Carol (Boy Scrooge, Fred’s Son). Additional credits: To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), Little Mermaid (Flounder) at Thomaston Opera House; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Edmund) with Pearwater Productions; Ragtime (Little Boy) with Connecticut Theatre Company. Voiceover/Television: Nickelodeon’s Becca’s Bunch (premiering 2018), Gen-Z podcast Ghost of Jessica Majors (Luke Majors).
Catherine Elizabeth WalkerCATHERINE ELIZABETH WALKER* (Betty Blake) Catherine is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed Debut! She was last seen on Broadway playing the role of Phoebe D’ySquith in the 2014 Tony Award winning hit, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder. Catherine made her Broadway debut with the original cast of Disney & Cameron McIntosh’s hit musical Mary Poppins, understudying the title role, and became Broadway's second "Mary", flying over the heads (and into the hearts) of Broadway audiences for over 100 performances. She left that production to join the original cast of the highly acclaimed Broadway revival of Ragtime. Catherine received her BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University Many thanks to Don & all love to my amazing husband, Jacques.
Michael BirenMICHAEL BIREN* (Ensemble
Aaron BurrAARON BURR* (Ensemble) is a NYC based artist originally from South Carolina and is excited to be making his Goodspeed debut! Tours include Tap Dogs (International Tour), Dr. Dolittle featuring Tommy Tune (1st National Tour), and Rhythmic Circus (National Tour). Regional credits include Crazy For You, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Singin’ in the Rain. Aaron would like to thank his family and teachers for their love and support. Follow: @tapburr
Sarah FaganSARAH FAGAN* (Ensemble) is happy to return to Goodspeed after swinging the world premiere of Holiday Inn! National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 42nd Street. Favorite regional credits: Goodspeed, MUNY, North Shore Music Theatre, The Palace Theatre, and Music Theatre Wichita. Proud graduate of Oklahoma City University. Thanks to my friends, my family, and my husband Layne for their incredible support! 
Kaitlyn FrankKAITLYN FRANK* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed debut! National Tour: Newsies 1st National (Sniper, u/s Katherine), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Film: Disney’s Newsies Live. NYC: Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, City Center, Duke on 42nd, The Joyce. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, 42nd Street and Anything Goes; SITI Company,Cafe Variations. Love and thanks to everyone here at Goodspeed, Kelli Barclay, Eddie Rabon, David Rider, Mike Shultz, and her amazing family! 
Brad FrenetteBRAD FRENETTE* (Ensemble) Goodspeed debut! Regional favorites include The Producers (Paper Mill Playhouse), South Pacific and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stages St. Louis), and Sweeney Todd (Pennsylvania Centre Stage). He was also seen on the National Tour of Hello, Dolly!as well as the UK Tour of Madagascar. BFA: Penn State. Many thanks to Don, Kelli, Michael, Paul, and everyone at Goodspeed.
Emily Jeanne PhillipsEMILY JEANNE PHILLIPS* (Ensemble) Goodspeed Debut! National Tours: Elf, the Musical (MSG). Off-Broadway: Attack of the Elvis Impersonators. Regional: The Producers (Paper Mill Playhouse), Crazy For You (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Consuelo, West Side Story and Mimi, Rent (Harbor Lights Theatre Co.); Funny Girl (North Shore Music Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Ogunquit Playhouse); Cassie, A Chorus Line (Muhlenberg Summer Theater); Penny, Hairspray (Plays in the Park). Thanks to Gregg Baker, Paul Hardt, Stewart/Whitley, Don, Kelli, Amanda, and everyone at Goodspeed! Love to Dad and Becca!
Kelly SheehanKELLY SHEEHAN* (Ensemble) Kelly was last seen on the Goodspeed stage as an Angel in Anything Goes. Broadway: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas42nd Street.  Regional credits include Oklahoma (Dream Laurey), Lady, Be GoodGentlemen Prefer BlondesNo, No, Nanette, and A Chorus Line (Sheila). Thanks to this creative team, the amazing Kelli Barclay and Goodspeed for having me back. Love to my awesome parents and the most handsome guy in town, Bryan Hunt!
Karilyn Ashley SurrattKARILYN ASHLEY SURRATT* (Ensemble) So happy to return to Goodspeed after making her debut in Anything Goes (Virtue). Recently on FOX’s GOTHAM (costar) and in Milwaukee Rep’s Guys & Dolls (Martha/Ferguson/Lead Havana Dancer). Int’l Tour: West Side Story (Consuelo, Anita/Rosalia understudy). NYC: Rockettes (10 seasons), The Met Opera. BPA, OKCU. Full scoop: and @ksurrattsurratt. Mvto to DC, Paul, Kelli, Carson Kolker, and The Goodspeed fam!
Caitlin WilaytoCAITLIN WILAYTO* (Ensemble) is so excited to dancing on the Goodspeed stage! She grew up in Pepperell, Massachusetts and is a graduate of The Hartt School. She was last seen at Goodspeed as Janice in the FNM staged reading of Come From Away. Her credits include Judy in A Chorus Line (Riverside Theater, Westchester Broadway), Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast (NSMT), and June in Gypsy (Coastal Carolina). Love to Mum, Dad, KG and BPS @caitwilayt
Boris YorkBORIS YORK* (Ensemble) Broadway/Tours: Holiday InnPippin (Manson Trio). Regional: NJPAC, Muny, KCStarlight, Casa Mañana, Music Theatre of Wichita, Stages St. Louis. TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), Smash (NBC). Special thanks to my manager Thomas Green and Stewart/Whitley Casting for this opportunity. Love to my incredibly courageous and inspiring family and friends. “Triumphant experiences are on the horizon”. Instagram: @borrisyork
Ella BriggsELLA BRIGGS (Mary/James/Freddy Cover)
Mallory DavisMALLORY DAVIS (Swing) is thrilled to be making both her Goodspeed and swinging debut! National Tour: 42nd Street (Lorraine). Regional: Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Training: Oklahoma City University. Huge thank you to the cast, crew, and creatives! As always, lot of love and thanks to Miss Kelli B!! ooooooWOW!!
Patrick HeffernanPATRICK HEFFERNAN (Swing) is making his Goodspeed debut! National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Anything Goes, and 42nd Street. Regional: Ogunquit Playhouse (White Christmas), Gateway Playhouse (42nd Street), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (H2$), The John W. Engeman (Gypsy), and Mac-Haydn Theater. Patrick is originally from southern California and studied at Wagner College in NYC. While not performing, he enjoys practicing/teaching yoga, tap dancing, and eating chocolate chip cookies.


DON STEPHENSON (Director) directed Guys and Dolls at Goodspeed;Titanic at Lincoln Center; Broadway Classics  at Carnegie Hall; Of Mice and Manhattan for the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center; The Other Place at Alley Theatre; The Producers, Lend Me a Tenor, and Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike at Paper Mill Playhouse; Buyer and Cellar and Noises Off at Pittsburgh Public Theatre; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Sister Act at the Marriott Theatre; The Cottage at Theatre Aspen; I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers at Theatreworks/Hartford; Titanic at The MUNY and Westchester Broadway Theatre; Deathtrap, Noises Off, and The 39 Steps at Flat Rock Playhouse; The Mystery of King Tut and Skippyjon Jones for Theatreworks/USA; and The Great Unknown for The New York Theatre Festival. He has been nominated by BroadwayWorld as “Best Director of a Musical” for The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd (Goodspeed), Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street Theatre), Titanic (Hangar Theatre), Struck (New Jersey Rep), and A Comedy of Tenors  (Paper Mill Playhouse). He directed the critically acclaimed productions of Oleanna, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and the hit musical comedy Doctors and Diseases at the historic Barter Theatre. Other New York directing credits include Attack of the Elvis Impersonators (Theatre Row), A Charles Dickens Christmas (Urban Stages), Buck Simple (Garrick Gaities), When Pigs Fly (Kaufman Theatre), Golden Voices (Symphony Space), Old Flames (Theatre Studio Inc.), and the workshop production of My Time of Day:The Letters, Lyrics, and Music of Frank Loesser. He has directed productions of The Desperate Hours and Through All Kinds of Weather at the Clarence Brown Theatre and Sleeping Beauty at American Stage Festival. As an actor, Don played the D’ysquith family in the Tony Award-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and starred as Leo Bloom in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of The Producers. His other Broadway credits include Rock of Ages, Private Lives, Dracula, Titanic, Parade, By Jeeves, The Bandwagon, Pardon My English, and Wonderful Town. On television, he will be seen on upcoming episodes of The Americans and Deception. A native of Chattanooga, he holds a BA from the University of Tennessee.

KELLI BARCLAY (Choreographer)
MICHAEL O'FLAHERTY (Music Director) is in his 27th season as Goodspeed's Resident Music Director. Broadway: By Jeeves, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, A Streetcar Named Desire. Also: Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Ford's Theatre, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and the Smithsonian Institution. Musical Supervisor and Cabaret Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for 11 years. His original musical A Connecticut Christmas Carol, for which he wrote music and lyrics, will be presented at Goodspeed’ Terris Theatre in Chester again this fall.
WALT SPANGLER (Scenic Design


ILONA SOMOGYI (Costume Design

ROB DENTON (Lighting Design
MICHAEL CLARK (Projection Design)
JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals. Jay has designed countless productions at both The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre in Chester. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at Regional Theatres from coast to coast. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay also serves as their Audio Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
MARK ADAM RAMPMEYER (Wig & Hair Designer) has designed more than 20 productions for Goodspeed Musicals including 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, and Oklahoma! As a stylist he was fortunate enough to be a part of the Broadway productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and 42nd Street. Other design credits include Broadway: West Side Story, Lysistrata Jones, The Farnsworth Invention Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger, Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle, and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore with Olympia Dukakis.  Regional: The Legend of Georgia McBride and Christmas on the Rocks for TheaterWorks and many productions for Hartford Stage Company.  He is the recipient of a 2010 Drama Desk Award for Horton Foote’s Orphans’ Home Cycle at Signature Theatre Company. Thanks to all for their continued support on this journey. *peep*
DAN DeLANGE (Orchestrator) This is Dan's 20th year and 50th show at Goodspeed Musicals. His work was heard in the West End's production of Show Boat and was nominated for Best Musical Revival at the 2017 Olivier Awards in London. He has orchestrated for Manhattan Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall, The Jim Henson Company, Julie Andrews, Rosie O'Donnell, Live Theatricals at Universal Studios, and composers Paul Williams, Jerry Herman, Harvey Schmitt, Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Link, and Mark Hollman. His scores have been heard on Broadway, London's West End, National and European Tours, film, television, and at Regional Theaters around the world.  He’s a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

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

Event Search

  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S


facebook twitter instagram youtube pinterest tripadvisor

Share This

mail list sign-up

Click here to join our mail list and receive our e-newsletter!