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PTC Alum on Broadway: Spring 2023

Pictures of several Pioneer Alumni in past productions.
Christianne Tisdale, Jamie Jackson, Galyana Castillo, Kevin Cahoon, Stacie Bono, Max Chernin, and Alicia Lundgren

For over sixty years, Pioneer Theatre Company has employed some of the nation’s top theatrical talent. And this spring, a staggering number of our alumni are treading the boards of the Great White Way.

Amidst this celebration of achievements is the sensational production of Shucked, which opened on Broadway in April of this year—only a few months after its world premiere at PTC!

Stars from Shucked the Musical, Caroline Innerbichler, and Alex Newell
Caroline Innerbichler and Alex Newell in the World Premiere of Shucked at PTC (BW Productions)

Since opening, Shucked has earned a reputation as an audience favorite. The production has also received a whopping NINE Tony nominations: Best New Musical, Best Direction (Jack O’Brien), Best Book of a Musical (Robert Horn), Best Score (Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally), Best Orchestrations (Jason Howland), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Scott Pask), Best Sound Design (John Shivers)  and two Best Featured Actor, and Actress nominations for Kevin Cahoon (Peanut), and Alex Newell (Lulu) respectively.

However, the list of PTC alumni currently represented on Broadway doesn’t end there. Check out the impressive lineup of PTC alum currently gracing the stages of Broadway, organized by current production, along with the respective PTC show(s) in which the actor appeared:

Mathew deGuzman (White Christmas)
Cassidy Stoner (The Will Rogers Follies)

Bad Cinderella:
Marriah Lyttle (Ain’t Misbehavin’)

A Beautiful Noise:
Will Swenson (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Max Sangerman (It Happened One Christmas)
Neal Benari (Oslo)

Taylor Trensch (Shucked)

Funny Girl:
Debra Cardona (In the Heights, and The Light in the Piazza)
Alicia Lundgren (The Will Rogers Follies)
Ephie Aardema (Two Dollar Bill, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, and Next to Normal)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
Logan James Hall (Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, and The Glass Menagerie)

Kimberly Akimbo:
Betsy Morgan (The Light in the Piazza)

Sarah Klough (Les Miserables)
Joey Sorge (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and South Pacific)

New York, New York:
Richard Gatta (Bright Star, and Sweet Charity)
Kevin Ligon (Oliver!)
Akina Kitawzawa (Hello Dolly)
Davis Wayne (Newsies)

Stacie Bono (A Christmas Story: The Musical)
Max Chermin (Elf- The Musical)
Christopher Gurr (Elf- The Musical)
William Michals (Man of La Mancha)
Harry Bouvy (The Last Night of Ballyhoo)

Pictures from Home:
Lori Wilner (The Diary of Anne Frank)
Brad Peterson (Cagney)

John Behlmann (Shucked)
Kevin Cahoon (Shucked)
Andrew Durand (Shucked)
Caroline Innerbichier (Shucked)
Ashley D Kelley (Shucked)
Alex Newell (Shucked)
Audrey Cardwell (Shucked)
Dwayne Clark (Shucked)
Rheaume Crenshaw (Shucked)
Jaygee Macapugay (Shucked)
Scott Stangland (Shucked)
Yasmeen Sulieman (Shucked)
Quinn VanAntwerp (Elf- The Musical and Shucked)

Some Like it Hot:
Angie Schworer (Sweet Charity)

Sweeney Todd:
Jamie Jackson (A Christmas Carol: The Musical)
Galyana Castillo (La Cage aux Folles – Concert, Once on this Island, and Something Rotten)
Paul-Jordan Jansen (The Last Ship, Once on this Island, and The Count of Monte Cristo)
Lexi Rabadi (Something Rotten)
Kristie Dale Sanders (Camelot)

Christianne Tisdale (Les Misérables)

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