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January 2020

A very happy New Year and Decade to you and yours! January brings Chess in concert with 11th Hour Theatre Company (debut!). I have been fortunate to work with four of the other six principals, be that through class or performances in Philadelphia. Directed by Michael Philip O'Brien and music directed by Madison Auch. Closing Jan 20th, then back for audition season!

Fall & Christmas 2019

It's a season of Sondheim! I'm thrilled to be heading to Arizona Broadway Theatre to return to "Fleet Street," in the role of Pirelli. I love Sweeney Todd so much and this will be the third opportunity of doing this show. After that, I'll be heading right into rehearsals for Resident Theatre Company's Into the Woods, a show that has been a dream of mine since childhood. I'll be playing the Steward and covering the roles of the Baker and Rapunzel's Prince. I had the privilege of joining RTC's inaugural production of Spamalot as Patsy, and cannot wait to be in the cast with so many friends from the Philly area.

 

Sweeney Todd directed by Kiel Klaphake
Into the Woods directed by Kristin McLaughlin-Mitchell 

Summer 2019 

Having a blast with Lees-McRae Summer Theatre's original production of From the Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts story. Humbled to be playing the role of Edgar Tufts, the man who founded Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. This is one of if not the most artistically fulfilling contracts I have ever been a part of. I am sharing the stage with actors who are direct descendants of the characters in our story that lived 100 years ago. 

Dir/Playwright: Dr. Janet Speers   |    Music Dir/Compsorer: John Thomas Oakes 

Also at Lees-McRae, overjoyed to be playing Crutchie in Newsies right on the heels of From the Mountaintop.

Dir/Choreo: Dr. Janet Speers   |   Co-Choreo: AnnElese Galleo   |   Music Dir: John Clanton

In August, headed home to the Northeast for two-three weeks to audition for 2020 and put up a staged reading of Sent to Heaven, Scared of Heights, a play I wrote inspired by my father's passing

Dir: Jennie Eisenhower

Spring 2019

Headed back to Media Theatre to put on my boogie shoes! Saturday Night Fever was a blast and one of the most talented ensembles I have worked with. Played Fusco, danced in the ensemble and covered Double J, with a guaranteed performance. 

Dir: Jesse Cline    | Asst. Dir: Jennie Eisenhower

Choreo: Christian Ryan    | Music Dir: Ben Kapilow

Winter 2019

Was very blessed to be cast as Wilbur in Charlotte's Web at Roxy Regional, under the direction of Ryan Bowie, but had to leave due to a death in the family. Headed to my first UPTAs and it was a blast, then headed right to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre to ASM for Lucky Stiff

Christmas 2018

 

Made the mo NYC! Currently playing The Conductor (Tom Hanks) in an interactive production of the Polar Express on a moving train. Extremely grateful to Rail Events Productions for this opportunity and loving calling New York home. Check it out!

Director: Scott Calcagno

Associate Director: Ericka Mac

Fall 2018

 

So excited to return to Fleet Street! I will be joining the Media Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd as part of the ensemble, understudying Beadle Bamford and my former role of Pirelli. I adore this piece, and it's my second-favorite Sondheim (Someone hire me for Into the Woods? Please?). This will give me a nice summer off to take classes in New York and Philly and continue to hone the craft. For the summer, I've been very blessed to return to Passage Theatre Company, this time as a program manager for a high school training program.

Director: Jesse Cline

Associate Director: Jennie Eisenhower

Choreographer: Marc Nunez

Music Director: Ben Kapilow

Spring 2018

 

Over the moon to be continuing at Dutch Apple! I'll be playing Vince Fontaine in Grease, and once again participating in the TYA series, this time in Elephant and Piggie. I have been loving my time with Prather, and will still be popping into Philadelphia and New York on Mondays for auditions and classes. Grease closes June 17.

Grease Director/Choreographer: Amy McCleary

Elephant & Piggie Director: Dean Sobon

Elephant & Piggie Choreographer: Lauren Sobon

Music Director: JP Meyer

Still hitting the audition season hard in New York. Got to do Steve Pacek's EVOLVE class in Philly, and a neat staged reading with Ginger Dayla in Philly. Funny Girl was a BLAST at Pitman, and I'm so excited to start simultaneous contracts at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. This will be as part of their Main Stage production of Showboat, as well as their theater for young audiences version of Madagascar! It will be a busy but exciting time in Lancaster.

Showboat Director: Dean Sobon                                 Madagascar Director: Lauren Sobon

Showboat Choreographer: Ford Hauser                      Madagascar Choreographer: Sam Cramer

                                                         Music Director: JP Meyer

Winter 2017

 

The holidays have geared up to be the busiest I've been, and I'm so lucky  so. Excited to be returning to both Candlelight Theatre and Beauty and the Beast for the holiday season. Both have felt like home to me so much this year.

Director: Cindy Albertini

Choreographer: Jody Anderson

Music Director: Betsy Conner

Thrilled to be a part of Illuminating Spirits with Passage Theatre Co. This is an educational piece, where we are doing a staged reading of real-life Holocasut survivor stories. We are taking it to high schools around Trenton, NJ, and having a talk back after each performance. It's extremely important work and I'm humbled to take part.

Director: Ryanne Domingues

 

On some weekends, yours truly will be playing Jack the Elf at Santa's Workshop! This will be at the Deptford Mall, sponsored by HGTV with Katie Nanni Sullivan at the helm. Katie has worked on both Mary Poppins and Radio City Music Hall in New York, and is a joy to work with.

Director: Katie Nanni Sullivan

Music Director: Jason Neri

 

Once Beauty and the Beast opens, I'll begin more rehearsals. I will once gain be returning to The Broadway Theatre of Pitman's stage, once again to Funny Girl! This time as Eddie Ryan. It will be helmed by Candlelight's artistic director. Also excited to work with Erica Harr, whom I met years ago working for Disney.

Director: Bob Kelly

Choreographer: Jody Anderson

Fall 2017

Next up: Funny Girl at Candlelight Dinner Theatre. Excited to be playing the Zeigfeld Tenor, Eddie's understudy, and John the stage manager.

Director: Renee Dobson

Musical Director: Dave Snyder

Choreographer: Brett Anderson

Dates: September 16-October 22

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Summer 2017

 

Broadway World Review of Beauty and the Beast

Looks like it's a Philly summer for me! SO excited to get started as Lefou with the Ritz Theatre Company's production of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Craig Hutchings. This is extremely special to me, as it was one of my favorite films growing up, and I played Cogsworth in high school exactly ten years ago, and I spent three years as a Disney cast member. This will be my first time performing with the Ritz, and I'm excited to join some familiar friends and work with some fresh faces. The last thing I saw here was Memphis, and I absolutely loved it, so now I get to be a part. Please come be our guest! 

 

Spring 2017

Next project, right on the coat tails of  (Barrymore-recommended!) Spamalot, will be with Arden Theatre Company. The Light Princess is a new musical based on George MacDonald's original fairytale. Written by the extremely talented "Phil-ebrities" Anthony Lawton with music by Alex Bechtel, it's a gorgeous story about a princess who lacks gravity. Small world, I did The Mystery of Edwin Drood with Mr. Bechtel when I was just in middle school. I'm very excited to be understudying Tony Lawton himself, who plays a fully-fleshed narrator version of MacDonald. Directed by Steve Pacek. Also got to do a really fun Herr's Chips commercial! Check it out.

February 2017

Thrilled to be a part of the Resident Theatre Company's inaugural mainstage production! I'll be playing the role of Patsy (the guy who uses coconuts for horse hooves, as I had to explain to my folks) in Spamalot, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I'm very excited to work with cast members from previous shows, and to be under the direction of Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell. Click here for TICKETS.

January 2017

Just wrapped up MainStreet Musicals Festival at Temple University. This was a staged reading of Woody, a new musical that sets characters from Pinocchio in a futuristic dating world. It was a. unique opportunity to sing and act alongside other professionals in the area and students at Temple. Directed by Brandon McShaffrey. FESTIVAL INFO HERE , SHOW INFO HERE

 

November & December 2016

Thrilled to be heading back to the Walnut Street Theatre and being cast in this show. It's fantastic to share the stage with so many talented people during the holiday season.

Director: Glenn Casale

Musical Director: John Daniels

Choreography: Rod Roberts & Sarah Jenkins

 

July - October 2016

 

The summer has been busy. After booking featured background role for a national spot for a Sirius XM radio commercial, I began rehearsals for Sweeney Todd at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman as Pirelli. The throes of that team have been wonderful. MMA has also been setting up multiple seminars and meetings for their talent, which has been super helpful. I've also been working on voice over and audio book materials and have gotten some great advice from Joanne Joelle as I begin to submit myself.

June 2016

 

I have officially moved down to Philadelphia while understudying for Sister Act. The past month has been full of auditions, callbacks and seminars. I'm thrilled to announce that in addition to the awesome team at Model Management Agency, I will now have representation for theater and in New York. I'm joining the team at Jamie Baker Management, and am thankful to my friend RJ for getting me involved!  I'm also taking class once again with Brian Kurtas at the Walnut Street Theatre.

May 2016

 

The cabaret got moved to May 17th, so that's coming right up! I'm also excited to announce that I will be an understudy for the Walnut Street Theatre's production of Sister Act for the next two months! In the first week of previews, I got the opportunity to go on stage as a replacement. I was called in four hours before curtain having seen the show only once at dress rehearsal, and the cast was super supportive in helping myself and the understudies out.

 

April 2016

 

I'm wrapping up classes at the Walnut Street Theatre, which I highly recommend to other artists. It was an extremely rewarding experience. In the middle of a slew of auditions and callbacks from Pittsburgh to South Jersey to New York, and got the chance to portray Sir Isaac Newton in a commercial for Something's Awry Productions. The editing process has just finished and it will be posted on the "Video" page soon! I also will be singing in Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret on May 3. Click for info.  The biggest news is that I am now represented by Model Management Agency (MMA)! I'm humbled and excited to join their team.

 

March 2016

 

I am currently enrolled in two courses at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Both are immensely helping me to improve my sense of storytelling as an artist. These are "Auditioning for Musical Theater" with casting director Brian Kurtas and "Advanced Musical Theater" with Nate Golden. Every week I am expanding my repertoire, and getting a sense of collaboration from fellow artists in the room.

 

I began working as a castmember with Disney Cruise Line in 2012 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time. In three years I have traveled to the Panama Canal, Alaska, California coast, the Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic, Meditaranean and Caribbean Seas. 

 

In addition, I am currently seeking representation and looking to expand my repertoire into short films, television and commercial work. Outside of performing,  I am asssiting my high school director with his current production, and am speaking this month to students at Temple University about a career path in entertainment.