CAST & CREATIVE
Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sophie). Off-Broadway: Carrie (Sue Snell, MCC). First National Tour: Spring Awakening (Wendla). Regional: Daddy Long Legs (Jerrusha); Camelot (Guenevere, Chicago); Anastasia (Anya, Hartford Stage, Connecticut Critics Circle Award). Television: “The Big C.” Cast recording: Carrie. Original music (singer/songwriter): After You, Waiting for You. BFA in Musical Theatre, CCM. Love and thanks to the creative team, cast and crew, Telsey + Co., Station 3, Edie Robb, Abrams, teachers, family, and all who have supported me throughout this journey. I love you all!
CODY SIMPSON (Dmitry) is stoked to be making his Broadway debut! Cody burst onto the scene in 2009 and has become a global phenomenon. Beginning with the release of his first album, Cody’s audience grew as he toured the world with Justin Bieber, won MTV and GQ awards, and became the UN Development Programme’s Ocean Ambassador. His latest release, Wave Two, has garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is available now.
Max Von Essen
Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Tony Award), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards), Souvenir (Tony nomination), Mamma Mia! (Tony nomination), Ragtime, Wicked, Cinderella, Sweeney Todd, On the Twentieth Century (Theater World Award), Grease. Road: Souvenir (LA Ovation Award), Ragtime (LA Ovation Award), Sweeney Todd, Wicked, Grease. Regional: Tales of the City, Lost In Yonkers, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Anastasia Affaire, Kismet. Multiple solo and cast recordings, Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Mysteries. Performed twice at the White House. See Judykaye.com
Broadway: An American in Paris. Carnegie Hall’s West Side Story (Nibbles), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Ensemble). National tour: Flashdance (Ballet Dancer, Jimmy u/s). Ailey/Fordham BFA graduate. Special thanks to my family, friends, MSA, Telsey & Co. and Ryan!
Ensemble, Tsarina Alexandra, u/s Countess Lily
Swing; u/s Anya
Ensemble, Maria Romanov, Marfa
Ensemble, Prince Siegfried; u/s Dmitry
Justin Scott Brown
Ensemble, u/s Dmitry
Broadway debut! National Tour: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary (Marius), Spring Awakening 1st National. Off Broadway: Far From Heaven (Playwrights). Regional: A Little Night Music (Henrik, A.C.T.), Next to Normal (Gabe, Baltimore Center Stage), Into the Woods (Jack, Westport). Thanks to the Anastasia team, Craig/Telsey & Co., family & friends!
Kristen Smith Davis
Ensemble, u/s Dmitry
Colby Dezelick recently understudied Chris in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon. He has performed regionally at The Muny, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Gpoodspeed. Thanks to friends, family, teachers, Telsey, and Nicolosi and Co. Lots of love to Molly and Charlie! Rider University BFA MT ’16. @colbydezelick
Ensemble, Countess Gregory; u/s Dowager Empress, Countess Lily
Ensemble, Doorman; u/s Gleb
Anika Lore Hatch
u/s Little Anastasia/Alexei
Ensemble, Gorlinsky, Count Leopold; u/s Vlad
Swing; u/s Vlad
Delilah Rose Pellow
Little Anastasia/Alexei Romanov
Broadway debut! National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical (Cindy Lou Who, Big League Productions) A big thank you to Telsey, and Carson-Adler. Love and gratitude to all involved in this beautiful production, to all who have shared in her journey, and to her family. delilahrosepellow.com
James A Pierce III
Ensemble; Von Rothbart
Broadway: The Lion King. Theater: Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), On the Town (Paper Mill Playhouse), Santa Fe Opera. Dance Companies: Martha Graham, BalletMet Columbus, Ballet Hispanico, Ailey 2, Complexions. TV/Film/Web: “Bubbly Brown Sugar”, #ShouldWeVote (Comedy Central), “Looks That Kill”, “Once A Star” (Vimeo), and “SMASH” (NBC). IG/Twitter:@fiercepierceiii
Young Anastasia, Paulina, u/s Anya
Broadway debut! Regional: Cinderella (Ella) at the Gateway, Hartford Stage, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, MTWichita, and others. OCU grad. Love to the Rushings, TPG, Peggy, Darko, and the Anastasia team for making several of my childhood dreams come true! And thank you, Mom, for driving me to ballet class.
Ensemble; Tsar Nicholas II, Count Ipolitov, Count Gregory
Ensemble; u/s Dowager Empress
Broadway: Anastasia (OBC Odette, Olga Romanov) An American in Paris (Lise Dassin 1st Nat’l Tour, OBC Ensemble, Lise Alternate). TV: Starz Limited Series “Flesh and Bone” (all episodes). The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Thanks to everyone at Telsey and Marianne Wells. So much love to my friends, Mom, Dad, Stine, Lil Sis, and Chris. @biggywalsh allison-walsh.com
MATT WIERCINSKI (Swing) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in Anastasia! Regional: Newsies (The Muny), Anything Goes(Gateway/Ogunquit Playhouse), Seven Brides… (Ogunquit Playhouse). International tour: West Side Story. TV: “Game Shakers,” “Mozart in the Jungle.” He would like to thank his agency, Bloc, and his Mother for always being there for him.
Ensemble, Olga Romanov, Odette
Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow (Chita Rivera Award nomination). Regional Susan Stroman’s Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), Christopher Gattelli’s In Your Arms (Old Globe Theatre). TV: “Boston Public” (two seasons), “Private Practice,” “Bunheads,” “Switched at Birth.” Training: School of American Ballet (Mae L. Wein Award winner for Outstanding Promise). So honored to join this amazing cast & show! @lyrica.woodruff
Ensemble, Tatiana Romanov, Dunya
Cruise Line), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, works by Robert Battle, Paul Taylor, George Faison (Ailey Citigroup). BFA Dance from
Ailey/Fordham. Love and gratitude to the Universe, CTG, Telsey, my family and Steve! For Gammy. @kelliyoungman
Terrence McNally is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony® Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, and his musical books for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. The Kennedy Center recently produced three of his plays under the title Terrence McNally’s Nights at the Opera: Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, and the world premiere of Golden Age. Recent works include Mothers and Sons, the book for The Visit on Broadway, And Away We Go at the Pearl Theatre Company, and the libretto for Great Scott (composer, Jake Heggie) for Dallas Opera. In 1996, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Terrence McNally is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Inc.
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens
Music & Lyrics
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens have been collaborators since 1983. They won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Broadway’s Ragtime, and their show Once On This Island just won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. They were nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for the score of Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film Anastasia. They are three-time Grammy nominees. Other Broadway credits include: Seussical, Rocky, My Favorite Year, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life and the 2009 revival of Ragtime; Lincoln Center Theater’s A Man of No Importance, Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones; Off-Broadway: Lucky Stiff; Kennedy Center world premiere of Little Dancer. Individually, Ms. Ahrens wrote book and lyrics for Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol. She has won the Lilly Award for Lyrics and the Emmy Award for her extensive work in television, including the animated series Schoolhouse Rock. Mr. Flaherty composed the score for the recent dance musical In Your Arms (Old Globe), the musical Loving Repeating (Jefferson Award, Best New Musical), incidental music for Neil Simon’s Proposals (Broadway), and has many film and concert credits. Ahrens and Flaherty received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement and are members of the Theater Hall of Fame. Council, Dramatists Guild of America. www.ahrensandflaherty.com
Darko Tresnjak won the 2014 Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder starring Jefferson Mays, and a 2015 Obie Award for The Killer starring Michael Shannon. Favorite productions include The Ghosts of Versailles with Patti LuPone and Patricia Racette at Los Angeles Opera; The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham at TFANA and RSC; Titus Andronicus with John Vickery at the Stratford Festival; The Skin of Our Teeth with Marian Seldes and Kristine Nielsen at WTF; and The Women with Kate Baldwin at the Old Globe. Darko is the Artistic Director of Hartford Stage. darkotresnjak.com
Broadway: A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (Astaire and Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Best Choreography). Lincoln Center: My Fair Lady (New York Philharmonic). Regional: Hartford Stage, Old Globe, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre Wichita, California Music Theatre. Opera: Most major opera houses. Film: Woodshock, The Brady Bunch Movie (MTV Award, Best Choreography Nomination). Television: “Hansel and Gretel” (Live from Lincoln Center), “Die Fledermaus” (Live from The Kennedy Center), Beck’s “The New Pollution” (MTV Award, Best Choreography). www.peggyhickey.com
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s nominations), Present Laughter(Tony nomination), Old Acquaintance, Butley, and Hedda Gabler. Off-Broadway: The Liar (CSC); Ripcord (MTC); Rapture, Blister, Burn (Playwrights); Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Second Stage); Observe the Sons of Ulster… (LCT, Lortel Winner). West End: All New People. Opera: Ghosts of Versailles (L.A.), Dinner at Eight (Minnesota); Il Trittico (Berlin); and Lohengrin (Budapest). Tour: Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Tokyo, Berlin). TV: “Julie’s Greenroom” (Netflix). Training: Yale.
Broadway: A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award®); Velocity of Autumn. Over 200 regional and international design credits in theatre, dance, and opera. Recipient of the Craig Noel Award, Connecticut Critic Circle Award, Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, Ruth Morely Design Award. Nominations from Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Henry Hewes, Elliot Norton, Bay Area, Robby, IRNE, and Jeff awards. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.lindacho.com
Broadway: Over 50 productions; two Tony® Awards (The Lion King and South Pacific); and 11 Tony nominations. Recent projects include: Oslo; In Transit; She Loves Me; Fiddler on the Roof; The Father; The King and I; On The Twentieth Century; The Bridges of Madison County; Golden Boy; Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark; Ragtime; Movin’ Out; Bullets Over Broadway; The Boy From Oz; Thoroughly Modern Millie; many others. Television: “SMASH,” seasons 1 and 2 (NBC-Dreamworks).
Grammy®, Olivier, four-time Tony® nominated. Selected designs include: Something Rotten!; Rock of Ages; After Midnight; Motown; The Scottsboro Boys; Side Show; Rocky; Bullets Over Broadway; Shrek the Musical; On A Clear Day…; Lend Me a Tenor; Elf; Wonderland; Cry Baby; The Times They Are A-Changin’; The Wedding Singer; Sweet Charity; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Little Women; Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas; Ragtime(London); Rocky Das Musical; King Kong; Bull Durham; Mame; Gotta Dance; The Prom.
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Drama Desk Award); Bonnie & Clyde. Off-Broadway: Absolute Brightness, Bootycandy, Water by the Spoonful, Wild with Happy, Working. Opera: Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera), La Traviata (Wolftrap). Disney: Frozen, Tangled (Disney Cruise Line), Frozen Live at the Hyperion (Disneyland Resort). Regional: Asolo Rep, Berkley Rep, Ford’s Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, LaJolla Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, Shakespeare Theatre, The Old Globe, Theatre Aspen. aaronrhyne.com
Charles G. Lapointe
Over 50 Broadway shows including: On Your Feet!; Hamilton; Doctor Zhivago; The Color Purple; Of Mice and Men; Violet; Side Show; Elephant Man; After Midnight; Beautiful; Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; Motown; Jekyll and Hyde; Clybourne Park; Bring It On; Newsies; The Mountaintop; Memphis; Lombardi; Fences; In the Heights; Jersey Boys; A Raisin in the Sun. Emmy® nominee, “The Wiz Live!”
Joe Dulude II
Broadway & West End: Wicked, Beautiful. Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George; Anastasia; Holiday Inn; Allegiance; Dr. Zhivago; On the Town; If/Then; Follies; Jekyll & Hyde; The Normal Heart; Grease. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (New Group), Into the Woods (Public Theatre), Wild Party (Encores!), Show Boat (New York Philharmonic). Pre-Broadway: The SpongeBob Musical. Regional: Show Boat (Fiddlehead). Film: The Discovery (key makeup), Manhattan by the Sea, Ghostbusters. Adjunct Faculty: Pace University, Muhlenberg College, Hartt School. joe2design.com
Tesley + Co. Craig Burns, CSA
Broadway/Tours: Pretty Woman, Straight White Men, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Mean Girls, Frozen, SpongeBob SquarePants, Once on This Island, Hello, Dolly!, Come From Away, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked, The Color Purple, On Your Feet!, The King and I. Off-Broadway: Be More Chill, Sweeney Todd, Atlantic, MCC, Park Avenue Armory, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Second Stage. Film: Mary Poppins Returns, The Greatest Showman, Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “This Is Us,” “House of Cards,” “Divorce,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “One Day at a Time,” “Atypical,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com
Musical Supervisor & Music Director/Conductor
Broadway: Honeymoon In Vegas; The Bridges of Madison County; Nice Work If You Can Get It; A Little Night Music; Sunday In The Park… London: A Little Night Music (Chocolate Factory, West End), Parade (Donmar), Pacific Overtures (Donmar). Premieres: The Last Five Years (New York, London), The Glorious Ones (Ahrens/Flaherty), Loving Repeating (Flaherty), Saturday Night (US premiere). Four Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) and one Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) for music-direction. Upcoming: The Connector (Jason Robert Brown).
Three-time Tony Award® winner: Fosse (1999), The Producers (2001), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002). Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Anastasia; A Bronx Tale; It Shoulda Been You; Bullets Over Broadway; Rocky; On a Clear Day…; Sister Act; How to Succeed…; Elf; Young Frankenstein; Tarzan; Dracula; Seussical; Music Man; Big; Damn Yankees. International: Guys and Dolls. Regional: Little Dancer, Calvin Berger. Film/Television: Beauty and the Beast, “Peter Pan Live!,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” Frozen, Mulan, Chicago.
Michael Keller & Michael Aarons
Broadway: War Paint, Dear Evan Hansen, School of Rock, Hamilton. Upcoming Broadway: Prince of Broadway, The SpongeBob Musical, Halftime. Current Tours: Kinky Boots, Hamilton (Chicago), Hamilton (national tour).
David Chase has been Dance Arranger, Music Director, and/or Music Supervisor for 32 original Broadway productions. Also: several West End shows, Radio City Music Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Pops. TV: Music Director/Arranger for NBC’s “The Sound of Music, Live!” and “Peter Pan, Live!” (Emmy® nominations for both). Grammy® nomination for Nice Work… album. Music training: Harvard Biology degree.
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Anything Goes. Tours: GGLAM, Tommy Tune’s Doctor Dolittle, Wizard of Oz. Television: “90210,” “Live from Lincoln Center.” As choreographer: Juilliard Opera, NYMF, Theatre Under the Stars, Music Theatre Wichita, Arkansas Rep, Gulfshore Playhouse. Upcoming: The World According to Snoopy. www.adamcates.com
Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures
Inspired by the Motion Picture
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film includes the component units Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Fox Stage Productions, the live theater production-division of the studio, has offices in New York and Los Angeles, and is currently developing numerous legitimate stage properties based on iconic motion pictures in the Fox library, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mrs. Doubtfire, and The Devil Wears Prada, among others.
Production Stage Manager
Broadway: Gigi; Bring It On; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Chicago; Dance of the Vampires; Seussical; The Civil War; Bring in ’Da Noise/Funk; Starlight Express; The Odd Couple; The Pirates of Penzance. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love, The Last Five Years, A New Brain. Hartford Stage: Anastasia. St. Louis MUNY: three seasons. Columbia MFA adjunct professor. Proud mom of Jenny Spicola, a UW Madison grad student.
Broadway: Les Misérables, Gigi, A Streetcar Named Desire. Tour: Evita. Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years, Play Dead, The Broken Heart. Multiple labs, workshops and events, including Fun Home and Fortress of Solitude. Northern Arizona grad. Proud member of AEA. Love to Mom, Dad, Casey, and Morgan.
Assistant Stage Manager
Broadway: Oh, Hello on Broadway; American Psycho; An Act of God; Cabaret; Twelfth Night/Richard III; The Heiress; Evita; Follies (New York/Los Angeles). The Public/Regional: Eclipsed; Love’s Labour’s Lost; The Twenty-Seventh Man; Into the Woods; We Have Always Lived in the Castle; Compulsion. BA, Lehigh University. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
Founded in 1998 by Dutch television and theatre entrepreneur Joop van den Ende, Stage Entertainment is one of the world’s largest theater producers and owners. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, the U.K., Spain, Russia, France, Italy, and the U.S., SE produces some of the best-known titles in musical theatre, including The Lion King; Mamma Mia!; and Phantom of the Opera. The Management Board consists of Just Spee (CEO), Marijn de Wit (CFO), Ronald van Wechem (COO) and Fleur Mooren-la Bastide (CSO). Stage Entertainment is widely known for the exceptional quality of its shows and the warm hospitality extended to its audiences. Visit stage-entertainment.com.
After five years working in the music business with Iron Maiden, Bill joined the Really Useful Group in 1989. As CEO of RUG (1997-2005), he oversaw productions of over 30 shows around the world, including Cats; The Phantom of the Opera; Jesus Christ Superstar; Joseph…Dreamcoat; and Sunset Boulevard. In 2001, he acquired, for RUG, 13 West End theatres, including the London Palladium and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. As CEO of Stage Entertainment UK/USA (2005-2016), his West End, Broadway, and touring UK/US productions include Hairspray (Olivier Award), Strictly Come Dancing, Disney’s High School Musical, Sister Act (OIivier, Tony nomination), and Rocky. Love to Will and Sophie.
Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia currently in London’s West End. Lead producer of the 2015 Broadway hit It’s Only a Play, the five-time Tony®-nominated Broadway premiere of The Visit, and, with Devlin Elliott, the Off-Broadway smash White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Additional Tony nominations for Mothers and Sons, After Midnight, Ragtime, and Master Class. He is a founding director of Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights, Inc. and currently serves as Chair of the Broadway League Government Relations Committee. Kirdahy is a graduate of NYU School of Law and worked for nearly 20 years providing legal services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.
Hunter Arnold works in film and theater and is the founder and CEO of Artech Holdings, a technology incubator with the mission of supporting the live arts. Favorite credits include Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen, The Goat (London), and It’s Only a Play. Upcoming film: Hello Again, A Little More Alive.
50 Church Street Productions
50 Church Street Productions is led by Rick Costello and Jack Sennott. Broadway credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award®); The Trip to Bountiful (Tony nomination); and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Touring productions include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Hair. Rick and Jack are also both directors at the Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage Company.
The Shubert Organization
Since its founding in 1900, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theater. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, The Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues. The company has produced and co-produced hundreds of plays and musicals.
Novelist (His Lovely Wife, Sacrament of Lies, and others), playwright, member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. Board member of the Dramatists Guild Fund.
Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik
CMU alumnus, Chairman of Borusan Group, Founder of Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and Borusan Contemporary Art Museum. Recipient of Gold Medal in the Arts from The Kennedy Center.
In addition to his work as CEO of Beachbody.com, he is proud to work with Broadway producers of diverse projects including Disaster!; Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening; The Visit; It’s Only a Play; The Bridges of Madison County; Macbeth. Upcoming: film adaptations of Hello Again and A Little More Alive.
Van Dean is a Tony® and Grammy®-winning producer of 11 Broadway show and 100 albums. Gratitude to Anastasiaproducing partner, Mia Moravis.
Stephanie Rosenberg is a Tony®-nominated Broadway producer and an executive producer of the Grammy Award®-winning album, The Color Purple. Thank you to my friends and family! TheEmpressProductions.com
Warner/Chappell Music is the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group and is home to a vast array of legendary songwriters including Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for its songwriters.
42nd.club is a club for Broadway investors. Current: Waitress, Sunset Boulevard. Principles include Tom McGrath, Kenneth Kades, Mady Kades and Claire Kenny. www.42nd.club
Phil Kenny is a technology attorney, entrepreneur, and co-founder of 42nd.club. philkenny.com
Judith Ann Abrams
Multi Tony® & Olivier Award winner. Dedicated with pride to all the immigrants in my family. Thank you, Ancestry friends. For our team & Cristal, Rio, Irma/Nana. www.JudithAnnAbramsProductions.com
Founders Simone Genatt-Haft/Marc Routh, among the largest global production/management/distribution companies; 500 cities, 40 countries, five continents; An American in Paris; Amélie; The Producers; Hairspray; The Sound of Music; Jay Chou’s The Secret; Fuerzabruta; Neverland: Peter Pan Immersive; and many more.
Umeda Arts Theater
Theatrical producing company that owns and operates two theaters in Osaka. UAT has been successfully providing live entertainment from the world market, including theater, musicals, etc. to Osaka, Tokyo, and many other cities around Japan.
Mark Lee & Ed Filipowski
Bway: Mothers and Sons, It’s Only a Play, and The Visit. Mark is a founding trustee of Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights Inc.
Harriet Newman Leve
An American in Paris; Beautiful; Hedwig (Tony®); War Horse (Tony); La Cage aux Folles (Tony); Norman Conquests (Tony); Of Mice and Men; 39 Steps; A Little Night Music; Ann; The Mountaintop; The Crucible; Beebo Brinker; Stomp.
Peter May is President of Trian Partners, an investment firm. Co-producer of Waitress; An American in Paris; The Humans; A View From The Bridge (Tony Award®); Hello, Dolly!; The Elephant Man; and many more. He is also a strong supporter of not-for-profit theater.
David Mirvish is a theatrical producer who operates four theatres in Toronto. Mirvish Productions has produced plays and musicals throughout Canada, on Broadway and in London’s West End, and presented over 800 touring productions in the city of Toronto.
Sandi Moran is a founding patron of Opera Naples and trustee for the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Broadway credits include Disaster!; Allegiance; Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening; and The Visit.
Seoul Broadcasting System
SBS is Korea’s leading media and entertainment company, reaching global audiences with thrilling contents. SBS co-produces musicals, concerts, and exhibitions, and is credited in almost every large-scale musical in Korea including Chicago; Mamma Mia!; and Once.
Sara Beth Zivitz
Sara Beth Zivitz is delighted to be a part of the Anastasia family. Broadway credits: A Time to Kill, It Shoulda Been You. Investor: The Front Page. In loving memory of my beautiful grandmothers.
Michael Stotts has served as Managing Director of Hartford Stage since 2006. He is immensely proud to have been involved in the premieres of Anastasia; A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder; and numerous other shows in Hartford, CT.
Mickey Liddell (CEO) & Robert Ahrens. Film: Jackie, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Anthropoid, Risen, The Grey. Theatre: Dear Evan Hansen; Sunday in the Park…; Xanadu.
Sally Cade Holmes
Proud to be making her Broadway producing debut on Anastasia. For more info: www.sallycadeholmes.com
Jay Alix & Una Jackman
Broadway: Hello, Dolly!; The Front Page; The Humans (Tony®); A View From the Bridge (Tony); Skylight (Tony); Gentleman’s Guide… (Tony).
One More Production Company with Sean Rudolph. RudolphBlumeFoundation.com
Broadway: Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Daddy Long Legs.
Carolyn & Marc Seriff
Carolyn and Marc Seriff are first-time Broadway producers and active supporters of Austin, Texas theater, especially Zach Theater and the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
Bruno Wang Productions’ recent credits include: The Scottsboro Boys, The Visit, Mrs. Henderson Presents, An American in Paris, and Dreamgirls.
Silva Theatrical Group
Shanna/Steven Silva. Tony® nominations: The Visit, Leap of Faith. Thanks to TKP, love to boys.
Adam Zell makes his Broadway producing debut with Anastasia. Other productions this season include Indecent. Special thanks to his family.
Eric Cornell has been in the entertainment field for over 15 years and has worked on the producing and management teams of various original Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, and regional shows. Eric Cornell Productions was incorporated to further his producing interests in theatre, television, and digital media. ericcornellproductions.com
Hartford Stage is led by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts. Recent New York credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony® Award); Water by the Spoonful (Pulitzer Prize®); The Orphan’ Home Cycle (Outer Critics Circle, NY Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lortel awards). hartfordstage.org
Dmitry Bogachev was a Young Pianists contest winner and earned his Master of Science in Physics at the Russian National Research Center Kurchatov Institute. He has produced almost twenty Broadway and original musicals, and ice shows in Moscow. “My mom devoted her life to me and was killed when the Nord-Ost was attacked by terrorists in 2002. My wife Anastasia gave me her whole life, love and three daughters. Now all I do is dedicated to them!”
Polk + Co.
Shows managed: Matilda; Jesus Christ Superstar; Follies; La Cage Aux Folles; 9 to 5; All My Sons; Legally Blonde; The Color Purple; The Glass Menagerie; 42nd Street; bare: a pop opera; The Play What I Wrote; Into The Woods; The Music Man; Wise Guys; High Society; A Funny Thing Happened…Forum. Fly the W.
Book of Mormon (Broadway and National Tour); Cats; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Tour); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (National Tour); Matilda (National Tour); School of Rock; The Present; A Doll’s House: Part 2; If I Forget; On the Exhale; Significant Other; Six Degrees of Separation; The Glass Menagerie; Hello, Dolly!; The Price; Amelie; Frozen; and Groundhog Day. Aurora has been providing technical supervision and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989. auroraprod.com
General Manager & Marketing Director
Richards/Climan, Inc. founded in 1997 by David R. Richards and Tamar Climan. Current Broadway credits include: Significant Other, Amélie, and the National Tour of Cabaret. Select previous credits: Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway and upcoming 2018 tour); The Visit; You Can’t Take It With You; All the Way; Bullets Over Broadway; Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway and National Tour); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Broadway and National Tour).
Lila Coogan (Anya) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Anastasia on tour! Previous credits include Broadway: Mary Poppins (Jane Banks). Regional: Hairspray at Syracuse Stage (Penny Lou Pingleton). Television: ABC’s “What Would You Do?” with John Quinones. Lila also had the opportunity to star opposite Donna Murphy in the title role of Pamela in the Broadway Care Actors Equity Fights Aids benefit concert production of Pamela’s First Musical. The show featured a score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and a book by Wendy Wasserstein. Lila attended Syracuse University and received her BFA in Musical Theatre.
Stephen Brower (Dmitry) is beyond thrilled to share this show with the country after making his Broadway debut in the New York production earlier this spring. First a vacation cover, he soon thereafter joined the ensemble as a “Dmitry” understudy and was lucky enough to perform the role. This will mark his third national tour since graduating in 2015 from Texas State University. Previously Stephen bounced around the country with Pippin (swing, u/s “Pippin” and “Lewis”), then An American in Paris(ensemble, eventually assuming the role of “Adam Hochberg”). Favorite regional: Ogunquit Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and The MUNY. Stephen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jason Michael Evans
Jason Michael Evans (Gleb). NYC Stage Credits: Passion at Classic Stage Company, directed by John Doyle (Private Augenti, Giorgio u/s, cast recording), On Your Toes! with Encores at City Center (Hank J. Smith). Selected Regional Credits: Ogunquit Playhouse- Beauty and the Beast (Beast) and From Here to Eternity (Bloom), PLCO- Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Drury Lane Chicago- Bye Bye Birdie(Conrad Birdie), Stages St. Louis- Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik) and 9 to 5 (Joe), Arrow Rock Lyceum- Oklahoma (Curly), and many others. TV: “Madam Secretary”, “The Good Cop”.
Joy Franz (Dowager Empress). Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangerous, Into the Woods (Original, Revival, PBS), A Little Night Music, Company, Pippin, Musical Chairs, Open Admissions, Sweet Charity, Lysistrata. Off-Broadway: Three Penny Opera (Drama Desk Nomination), God of Vengeance, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Avow, Fair Game, Brutality of Fact, Bitter Tears, Assassins, All My Sons, Tom Foolery, Jacques Brel, I Can’t Keep Running in Place, House of Bernarda Alba, Blood Wedding. Many National Tours, her favorite Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis (London). Many Regional productions including Clairee in Steel Magnolias, Polly in Other Desert Cities, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, and Grandma Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers. TV: “Royal Pains”, “Allegiance”, “The Carrie Diaries”, “Law & Order”, “Horrible People”, “Central Park West”, various Daytime Dramas. Film: “Under Red Lantern”, “No Picnic for Penny.” She’s a proud member of Actors Equity and very grateful.
Tari Kelly (Countess Lily). Broadway Credits include: Groundhog Day (Mrs. Cleveland/Naturopath/Piano Teacher), Something Rotten (Ensemble/Bea cover), Anything Goes(Ensemble/Reno Sweeney cover), Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (Mama Who), The Boy From Oz (Trio/ Liza Minnelli cover), and Show Boat (Swing/Ellie cover). National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Show Boat (Ellie), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl). Selected Regional: End of The Rainbow (Judy Garland – Henry Award), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney – Carbonell Award), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie – Jeff Award Nomination), Damn Yankees (Lola), Triumph of Love(Leonide) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaf). She can be heard on the OBC recordings of Groundhog Day, Anything Goes, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, and The Boy From Oz. In addition, she has appeared on the “Tony Awards”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The View”, “Good Morning America”, and “The Today Show”.
Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad) has spent the last few years touring with the Phantom of the Opera as Andre. He recently starred as Emile DeBeque in South Pacific at the Guthrie. Broadway: Wonderland and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Ed spent 24 years with Forbidden Broadway, taking him Off Broadway, around the world and onto three cast recordings. Tours and regional: Anything Goes, A Room With A View, Spamalot, Spamilton, Beauty and the Beast, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Joseph…, Cats, Noises Off. Nominations: Helen Hayes, Barrymore and National Theater Awards. UCLA Graduate.
Ensemble, Maria Romanov, Marfa, u/s Odette in Swan Lake
Brianna Abruzzo (Ensemble, Maria Romanov, Marfa, u/s Odette in Swan Lake). NYC native, Brianna Abruzzo, started her dance training at age 8 at the School of American Ballet in New York City. From there she joined Miami City Ballet, LA Dance Project, West Side Story with Asolo Rep (Graziella) and An American In Paris 1st National Tour. Brianna is thrilled to embark on this journey through her second 1st National Tour.
Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia). Credits include Annie (Molly), The Sound of Music (Gretl), The Jungle Book, Christmas Carol, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Ronnie S. Bowman, Jr.
Ensemble, Von Rothbart
Ronnie S. Bowman, Jr. (Ensemble, Von Rothbart). National Tour: A Chorus Line (directed by Baayork Lee). NY/Regional: West Side Story (Bernardo), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Mitch), A Chorus Line(Richie), Kristin Chenoweth, My Love Letter to Broadway (Lunt-Fontanne Theater), Hair to Hamilton(Delacorte Theater). BFA, The Hartt School ’17.
Ensemble, u/s Dowager Empress, u/s Lily
Alison Ewing (Ensemble, u/s Dowager Empress, u/s Lily). Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!(Tanya) and Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret (Lulu). Her national tours include An American In Paris, Cabaret, Flashdance, and Mamma Mia! Alison’s regional favorites include Hand To God at San Jose Stage, Emma, Big River, Into The Woods, Harold & Maude, and Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues at TheatreWorks, Putnam County Spelling Bee at San Jose Rep, Sweet Charity at Center Rep, Jacques Brel, Beggar’s Holiday at Marin Theatre Company, The Last 5 Years, Baby and Proof at Playhouse West and 8-Track at Theatre On San Pedro Square. TV/Film: “Ally McBeal”, “Six Feet Under”, “Fractured” (DelValley Productions), and “Marbles” (Louis Tovar Films).
Ensemble, u/s Gleb
Peter Garza (Ensemble, u/s Gleb). A native of Abilene, Texas and recent graduate of Ithaca College. Credits include Secret Garden (The Fakir) and West Side Story (Chino/Dance Captain), choreographed by Michael Jablonski, at the New London Barn Playhouse; A Chorus Line (Paul) and The Music Man (Ensemble/Dance Captain), choreographed by Mara Greer at The Lexington Theatre Company; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Ensemble) at The MUNY.
Swing, u/s Vlad
Jeremiah Ginn (Swing, u/s Vlad). A California native, Jeremiah is thrilled to join the cast of Anastasia! Other National Tours: Murder for Two (The Suspects) and A Chorus Line (Zach). Off-Broadway/NYC: Murder for Two (U/S The Suspects), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), The Showmen. Regional: Godspeed Opera House, The MUNY, The Cape Playhouse, Gulfshore Playhouse, Stages St. Louis and North Shore Music Theater. Film: “Hello Again”, “The American Mall”. BFA from Brigham Young University and proud AEA member!
Ensemble, u/s Dmitry
Brett-Marco Glauser (Ensemble, u/s Dmitry). National tour debut! Favorite credits include Mamma Mia at Walnut Street Theatre (Pepper) and Cats (Munkustrap) on Royal Caribbean International. Proud graduate of Pace University’s BFA in Commercial Dance.
Ensemble, Tsarina Alexandra, u/s Countess Lily
Lucy Horton (Ensemble, Tsarina Alexandra, u/s Countess Lily). Tour: Bridges of Madison County (u/s Francesca), CATS (Jellylorum). Favorite regional: Mary Poppins at FLMTF (Winifred Banks), Chasing Rainbows at Goodspeed (Mary Jane Gumm), CATS. Film: “Easter Mysteries”, “Pillow Talk”.
Ensemble, u/s Dowager Empress
Mary Illes (Ensemble, u/s Dowager Empress). Most recently played Golde in the National Yiddish Theater production of Fidler afn Dakh, with the New York Times calling her performance, “dignified even when henpecking, and she contributes much to the haunting beauty of the score.” Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Mme. Giry und/perf), The Music Man (Marian und/perf), The Scarlet Pimpernel(Marie, Marguerite (und/perf), Steel Pier, She Loves Me. She played the role of Dona Lucia D’Alvadorez in Goodspeed Opera House’s Where’s Charley?, directed by Tony Walton, and at Irish Repertory Theater she was the elegant and secretive Mrs. Erlynne in Noel Coward’s After the Ball. She has appeared in three shows at City Center Encores!: Music in the Air, Lost in the Stars and Finian’s Rainbow. Concert appearances include: Bernstein’s Broadway, soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic and baritone Thomas Hampson at Innsbruck’s Summer Music Festival, Salute to Broadway with the New Haven Symphony with baritone Curt Olds, and conductor Jerry Steichen, and solo appearances with Walt Disney World’s All American College Orchestra. Cabaret: Wanderlust at the Kaplan Penthouse. She played the Gumbie Cat and Griddlebone in Cats Paris in French and Cats Vienna in German. TV: “Orange is the New Black.” Film: “Freeheld.” She teaches voice at the Joffrey Summer Musical Theater workshop, as well as in her private studio.
Ensemble, Gorlinsky, Count Leopold, u/s Vlad
Fred Inkley (Ensemble, Gorlinsky, Count Leopold, u/s Vlad). Broadway: Les Miserables (Jean Valjean ’95 and ’98); Annie (FDR, Bert Healy, Drake); The Addams Family (Lurch, Mal Beineke); Company at Lincoln Center with Neil Patrick Harris (Vocal Minority); A Tale Of Two Cities (Stryver); The Boys From Syracuse (The Sergeant); TOUR: Beauty and the Beast (Beast – Chicago’s “Jeff Award” and Washington D.C.’s “Helen Hayes Award” nominations); Les Miserables (Jean Valjean – nominated for “Jeff Award”). The Little Mermaid (King Triton); REGIONAL: Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theater and Pittsburgh CLO- Jean Valjean); Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse, Auguste); Beauty and the Beast(Reagle Theater – Beast); The Producers (Bristol Riverside Theater-Franz Liebkind) Mamma Mia (The Ogunquit Playhouse-Bill) Footloose (The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater-Rev. Shaw Moore) Disney’s High School Musical (North Shore Music Theater – Coach Bolton); Jekyll and Hyde (The Ritz Theater – Jekyll and Hyde); American Premiere and original cast recording of The Three Musketeers (Porthos); Mame(Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – Older Patrick, with the late Juliet Prowse). WORKSHOPS/READINGS: The Nutty Professor (Murray and Maury) Birdland Take Flight workshop/reading; Kristina (Fredrik Mattsen) Broadway workshop; Of Thee I Sing [Encores]; Showboat [Carnegie Hall]. In addition, Fred has appeared across the country with various symphonies as a concert soloist and has also had the privilege of performing with Keith Lockhart and The BSO for several summers in the Hyannis Pops by the Sea on Cape Cod.
Ensemble, Tatiana Romanov, Dunya
Kourtney Keitt (Ensemble, Tatiana Romanov, Dunya) is pleased to make her National Tour debut in Anastasia. She is originally from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania and currently resides in New York City. She received her B.A in Dance as well as Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College. In her years post grad, she began her professional career in the commercial scene as a Knicks City Dancer, then performed repertoire with Royal Caribbean Productions for a few years while seeing the world. Her regional career/interest began a few years ago when she performed in Joe Iconis’ Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company). Additional regional credits include: An American In Paris(Ogunquit Playhouse), Evita (Asolo Repertory Theater), Oklahoma (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), and Hairspray (The Palace Theatre).
Beth Stafford Laird
Swing, u/s Anya
Beth Stafford Laird (Swing, u/s Anya). Tours: Newsies, Beauty and the Beast (Internat’l), Ghost. Regional: Newsies (Katherine Plumber) at La Mirada Theatre and Pittsburgh CLO, Mamma Mia (Ali) at PCLO, Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt) with Musicals Tonight!, Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat (Anna) at Adirondack Theatre Festival, The Little Mermaid (Ariel) and Sweeney Todd (Johanna) at WPPAC, NSMT’s A Christmas Carol (Meg/Ensemble), Sleeping Beauty (Ensemble) at People’s Light and Theatre Co. Philadelphia native. Emerson ’11.
Ensemble, Prince Siegfried
Mark MacKillop (Ensemble, Prince Siegfried). Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Mark grew up performing in musical theatre starting in elementary school. At age 17, he started studying ballet and after summer training with Boston Ballet and ABT in NYC, he was hired by the nation’s oldest continually running company, the Atlanta Ballet. After dancing 3 seasons with the ballet, Mark moved to New York to pursue musical theater. After performing in On Your Toes as part of New York City Centers Encores series, he spent a year playing Riff on the International tour of West Side Story. Most recently Mark toured the US performing in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing.
Kenneth Michael Murray
Swing, Dance Captain
Kenneth Michael Murray (Swing, Dance Captain). Broadway: Anastasia, Paramour. Tours: An American in Paris (First National) Regional: The Little Mermaid (The MUNY) West Side Story (PSF). He recently graduated from Adelphi University where he received a BFA in Dance.
Ensemble, Young Anastasia, Paulina, u/s Anya
Taylor Quick (Ensemble, Young Anastasia, Paulina, u/s Anya). National Tour debut. Credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie Dillmount, Goodspeed Opera House), Hairspray (Penny Lou Pingleton, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Grand Hotel (Flaemmchen, Lyric Stage), Sister Act (Mary Robert U/S, Arkansas Repertory Theatre), A Christmas Carol! (Emily U/S, Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma Carew, Onstage Bedford), The Sound of Music (Liesl von Trapp, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar, Spamalot (Casa Mañana), and Catch Me If You Can (Uptown Players). Film: “God’s Not Dead.” She was the Distinguished Young Woman of Arkansas 2012 and a TCU BFA MT graduate.
Ensemble, Olga Romanov, Odette
Claire Rathbun (Ensemble, Olga Romanov, Odette). Theatre credits include; BROADWAY: Cats(Victoria) OFF-BROADWAY/ LAB: Little Dancer (Chantal, Marie u/s) REGIONAL: On the Town (Ivy) Rathbun has competed and won silver and bronze in worldwide ballet competitions in 2013 and 2014. Rathbun was a member of Washington Ballet in D.C. from 2014-2016, where she performed at the Kennedy Center. Rathbun is on the permanent faculty of Syracuse City Ballet as a principal guest artist, and teacher.
Michael McCorry Rose
Ensemble, Tsar Nicholas II, Count Ipolitov, u/s Gleb
Michael McCorry Rose (Ensemble, Tsar Nicholas II, Count Ipolitov, u/s Gleb) is a Broadway actor most recently seen in the Tony Award winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder. Prior to that, he starred as “Fiyero” in the smash hit musical, Wicked. He recently appeared in The Williamstown Theatre Festival debut of the new musical Lempicka, directed by Rachel Chavkin. In New York, Michael has appeared in concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, Birdland and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Along with Karl Scully and David O’Leary, Michael is part of the group TRÍ: The New Irish Tenors. He regularly appears in concert with Academy, Grammy and Tony Award winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame), their most recent concert was filmed for PBS’s Great American Songbook Concert Series at NJPAC, aired in the summer of 2016 and was recently nominated for a 2017 Regional Emmy Award. Michael has performed with symphonies and concert orchestras across the United States, most recently starring in a symphonic concert of Chess with the Temecula Valley Symphony in California. Internationally, Michael has performed in concert at the Adelaide Music Festival in Australia, for the U.S. State Department in Nairobi, Kenya and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His theatrical credits include roles at regional theaters such as The Paper Mill Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theater, Primary Stages, Capital Repertory Theatre and Project Shaw in New York City. Originally from San Diego, he holds a B.A. in Mass Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he appeared in Carol Burnett’s directorial debut of Once Upon A Mattress.
Ensemble, u/s Dmitry
Matt Rosell (Ensemble, u/s Dmitry). Recent credits include: Theatre: Les Misérables (Bway and Natl. Tour), South Pacific (Cable), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph), A Wall Apart (NYMF) music by Air Supply. TV/Film: “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Glee” (pilot).
Swing, u/s Odette
Sareen Tchekmedyian (Swing, u/s Odette). A classically trained ballet dancer, Sareen Tchekmedyian previously danced with Sarasota Ballet, where she performed featured roles in ballets by world renowned choreographers. Some of her roles include Caroline in Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden, The Secretary in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, and soloist roles in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering and Enigma Variations, Christopher Wheeldon’s There Where She Loved, and George Balanchine’s Jewels. Born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA, Sareen began her ballet training at Southland Ballet Academy and continued her pre-professional training when she joined Houston Ballet II in 2009. Sareen has always admired Broadway shows and has dreamed of using her voice on stage one day. Anastasia will mark her debut in musical theatre and she could not be more thrilled.
Addison Mackynzie Valentino
u/s Little Anastasia/Alexei
Addison Mackynzie Valentino (u/s Little Anastasia/Alexei) is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut at age 8! Local New York theater: Annie (Annie), The Little Mermaid Jr. (Ariel), Miracle on 34tStreet (Henrika).