Les Misérables

Les Misérables

A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg,
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

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MAY 3 TO JUNE 1, 2013


7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

* Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.

AgleERIK AGLE (Ensemble, u/s Marius) is thrilled to be making his PTC debut! National tours: South Pacific, based on the Lincoln Center Production. Other roles: Harry in Company (Playhouse on Park), The Disciple in Savior of the World (Conference Center Theater). Erik is a Pittsburgh native and BYU MDT graduate. He teaches musical theater and voice locally at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, and at On Broadway Academy.
BaileyJ. MICHAEL BAILEY* (Ensemble, u/s Valjean) recently played Jean Valjean in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s popular production of Les Misérables. Notable roles include: George in Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper in White Chapel, Captain Hook inPeter Pan, and the Leading Player in Pippin. As a singer/songwriter, he has released three studio albums and featured on nearly a dozen more. Currently he is hard at work on his fourth solo project, Throw the Stone, which will be released later this summer. He currently lives in Centerville, Utah with his amazing wife and four incredible children.
BessGINGER BESS* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at PTC in Les Misérables a second time! Other shows she was featured in at PTC: A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Rent and Sunset Boulevard. Ginger has performed in theatres coast to coast, and received national recognition as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Bernstein’s Mass with Utah Symphony. Favorites: Roxie Hart (Chicago), Lucy (Jekyll and Hyde), Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar), Mrs. Walker (Tommy), Susan (Tick Tick…Boom!), Betty Haynes (White Christmas), Yonah (Children of Eden), Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), and Sally Bowles (Cabaret). Ginger is a voice teacher at Weber State University, and she tours a Jazz/Cabaret show. Ginger’s debut solo jazz album Give Me the Simple Life will be released on iTunes this summer! gingerbessmusic.com. Thanks to Karen and Chuck for allowing her to play on one of her favorite stages again. Love and thanks to Daniel and Axel!
BoltDUSTIN BOLT (Ensemble) received his BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University where he studied under Tracy Callahan and Jim Christian. Past roles include: Charles Guiteau, Assassins; Dan, Next to Normal; Leaf Coneybear, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Mouse, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; and Younger Brother, Ragtime. He would like to thank his parents for their continued love and ever-constant support.
BrownZZACHARY BROWN (Gavroche) played the title role in Hale Center Theatre’s Oliver! last year. He has been on many episodes of the television show Signing Time, on PBS and Nick Jr., and has done extensive voiceover work for television and radio commercials. His musical training includes piano, violin and voice. This R.M.S. Titanic trivia buff has been singing for audiences since age three. PTC debut.
CarlsonASHLEY GARDNER CARLSON (Ensemble, u/s Cosette) Recent: PTC (A Christmas Carol: The Musical) and Hale Centre Theatre (regional premiere,Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Also: the Grand Theatre, Utah Symphony|Utah Opera, Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, Scera, Utah Lyric Opera, Disneyland, Starlight Musical Theatre, Moonlight Amphitheatre, and the Lawrence Welk Resort San Diego, among others. Next, Ashley will appear at Old Lyric Rep (Logan) in the The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), Nunsense (Sister Amnesia) and The Woman in Black. BA, University of Utah (Communications); MBA, Westminster College.
lmdJOE CASSIDY* (Jean Valjean) is delighted to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut! Broadway: he performed in Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty); Next to Normal; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy); 1776(Rutledge); Show Boat (Ravenal); Les Misérables(Valjean); and A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge). TV/Film: Law & Order; Brando; Freefall. Off-Broadway: Working (59E59th); Black Snow; Listen to My Heart (Studio 54); Joe Cassidy, Rockstar (Joe’s Pub & Ars Nova); Grind (The York). Regional theater: Arizona Theatre Company, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, American Repertory Theater, Denver Center, San Jose Rep, TheatreWorks (CA), Asolo Repertory Theater, Ford’s Theatre, TheaterWorks (CT), TUTS, Casa Manana, NYSAF, and The O’Neill Conference. Joe often performs as a pops concert soloist under Maestros Jack Everly, Steven Reineke, Robert Moody, and has recorded with Lorin Maazel. Please visit www.joecassidy.net
CoudrietCHAD COUDRIET* (Ensemble, u/s Enjolras) is happy to make his PTC debut and thanks the entire “Les Miz” team for making it possible. Chad recently toured Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic orchestra as Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. In New York, Chad has played Donald Rumsfeld in The Passion of George W. Bush and George in Dr. Sex. His recent regional credits include Tony in West Side Story, Frankie in Forever Plaid, Captain Walker inTommy, and The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. His proudest role to date is being husband to Joanne Coudriet. For my family in Akron, Cerritos, and NYC. Chad is a proud member of Actors’ Equity!
DavisJJOSH DAVIS* (Javert) is thrilled to be back in SLC after previously playing a man stuck under a cart in PTC’s original run of Les Misérables. Other New York and regional theater credits include: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, White‘s Lies, My First Time, The Last Five Years, Guys and Dolls and One Red Flower. TV and Film: Law & Order, The Beautiful Life, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live and the web series, Empire. He produced and acted in the feature film The Graduates. He is currently the voice for TRESemmé and has voiced commercials for American Express, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Lenovo, ESPN and Tiffany’s. Audiobooks: Miracle in the Andes,Dexter the Tough and Cockroach Cootieswww.thisisjoshdavis.com
DriggsMARY FANNING DRIGGS* (Ensemble, u/s Madame Thénardier) is thrilled to return to PTC. Ms. Driggs has appeared in 15 PTC productions, including Sunset Boulevard, White Christmas, 42nd Street, Les Misérables, The Producers, My Fair Lady, Disneys Beauty and the Beast and Smokey Joes Cafe. Originally from Texas, Mary holds a B.F.A. from Brigham Young University. Her favorite local and regional credits include Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, The Narrator in Joseph…, Winnifred inOnce Upon a Mattress, Charity in Sweet Charity, Lizzie in Baby and Alonso in The Tempest (directed by Tony Kushner). Mary maintains a private vocal studio and teaches workshops specializing in pop-belt techniques. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Mary and husband David are the parents of six remarkable children.
GalanisTIA GALANIS (Swing) is thrilled to work with PTC for the first time on Les Misérables. Tia is a junior in the Musical Theater Program at the University of Utah, after having attended The Boston Conservatory of Music for her freshman year. Previous credits includeSweeney Todd (Beggar Woman), and HAIR (Jeanie).
GarsideLINDSEA GARSIDE (Ensemble) a graduate of Weber State University, Lindsea loves all aspects of theater. Favorite roles include: Betty Blake in Will Rogers Follies, Nellie in South Pacific, Guinevere in Camelotand Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Lindsea thanks her mentors, Jim Christian and Alane Schultz, and her family for their support. To pessimists asking what she would do with a musical theater degree she replies, “This!”
HageeBILLY HAGEE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this production of one of his favorite musicals! He is currently a student at BYU studying Music/Dance/Theatre and Psychology. His latest credits include Austin Bennett in I Love You Becausewith Utah Repertory Theatre and Seton Cram inHoliday at Brigham Young University. He would like to thank his incredible parents, sisters, and friends for being so supportive of him, and this amazing cast and crew for making this experience an unforgettable one.
HartmanDARA HARTMAN* (Ensemble, u/s Eponine) is thrilled to be a part of this cast! A native of California, Dara has lived, studied and performed in England, Norway, Australia and the U.S. Favorite credits: All Shook Up(Natalie/Ed), Happy Days: A New Musical (Joanie),Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Children of Eden (Eve), Our Country’s Good (Mary), Virtually Me! (Chloe, original cast). Dara has been featured in The Town Hall’sSummer Broadway Festival in New York City three years running.
HeidenZOE HEIDEN (Young Cosette) has performed as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and as Gertrude inSeussical Jr. at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. She has auditioned on Broadway for Matilida. She has performed the National Anthem at multiple venues, including the UT Olympic Oval. She has placed second in the Con Brio Vocal Competition the last two years and studies voice at UT Conservatory.
HensleyDALE HENSLEY* (Thénardier) is thrilled to be back at PTC where he played Roger DeBris in The Producers. He has appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles(2010 revival), The Drowsy Chaperone, La Cage (2005 revival), Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, Cats andAnything Goes. He has toured in La Cage, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Full Monty, Big, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sugar Babies, and was in the Vegas company of Hairspray. He has sung with Patti LuPone at Carnegie Hall, with the NY Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion at Town Hall, and has appeared in 10 City Center Encores. On TV, Dale has been on Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light and All My Children. Regional favorites: Hairspray (North Carolina Theatre),42nd Street (Goodspeed), Candide (Connecticut Rep),The Immigrant (Westport), Victor/Victoria (Papermill Playhouse) and 1776 (Williamstown Theatre Festival).
InkleyBRIGHAM INKLEY (Gavroche) Brig is thrilled to make his PTC debut in “Les Miz.” He has performed locally at CenterPoint and HCT, with favorite roles of Winthrop (The Music Man) and Jonathon (A Christmas Carol). He also loves the guitar, Disneyland, and the Utes.
JustinIvieJUSTIN IVIE* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Les Misérables, his 29th appearance at Pioneer Theatre Company. Previous favorites include A Christmas Carol: The Musical (Marley), The Producers, Paint Your Wagon, Les Misérables, Othello, Julius Caesar,Cyrano de Bergerac, 1776 and Into the Woods. Utah audiences have also seen him in Amadeus at the Old Lyric, White Christmas at the Egyptian and in Kiss Me, Kate at UMT, among many others. While attending Weber State, Justin played Sweeney in Sweeney Toddand Roger Marshall in the world premiere of The Pirated Penzance. He received his MFA from Northern Illinois University where he appeared in Three Sisters,Measure for Measure, Baby and the English language premiere of the nine-hour epic The Terrible but Unfinished Story of Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia.
JablonskiMICHAEL D. JABLONSKI* (Ensemble, Dance Captain) was last seen on Pioneer Theatre Company’s stage as Action in West Side Story, and is excited to be back to storm the barricade! Other credits: Broadway: The Book of Mormon, West Side Story (Riff u/s performed) and Cry-Baby. Tours: West Side Story50th Anniversary World Tour (Riff), Saturday Night Fever (Joey/Tony u/s performed), Doctor Dolittle(Nigel/Chee-Chee u/s), Best Little Whorehousestarring Ann-Margret (Dance Captain/Cast Recording),Victor/Victoria (Gregor/Dance Captain), Brigadoon. Regional: Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Footloose (Ren),Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy Keeler), The Producers(Mr. Marks/Jason Green), Chicago (Fred Casely),Hairspray (Fender/Link u/s), A Chorus Line (Mark),Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Dreamgirls starring Jennifer Holliday. Film: The Producers. Thanks to Chuck and Karen for this dream opportunity and much love to my Amazing Babes Kim!
KilloughSARAH KILLOUGH* (Ensemble, u/s Fantine) is proud to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut with this production. Regional credits include A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of ChristmasThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hartford Stage), Once Upon a MattressBorn YesterdayThe Lion in Winterand Honk! (Monomoy Theatre). Sarah is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Hartt School.
Mark2ANNE STEWART MARK* (Ensemble) is happy to be returning for her 61st Equity appearance at Pioneer Theatre Company, most recently having been seen inAnnie and Emma last season. Other PTC favorites include My Fair Lady, Noises Off, Paint Your Wagon,Les Misérables, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,Macbeth, Peter Pan, Tartuffe, The Three Musketeers,Laughing Stock, Misalliance, Arcadia, Private Lives,Blithe Spirit, Camelot, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George and Evita, to name a few. She has been seen at Salt Lake Acting Company in The Clean House, Hold Please, Going to St. Ives, Master Class and Nine; at the Peterborough Players in Hay Fever, 1940s Radio Hour and Noises Off; and for the Utah Opera Company as ZoZo in The Merry Widow. Also a director of some note, Anne has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association for 30 years.
McCormickKELLY McCORMICK* (Fantine) is honored to return to PTC, where she appeared as Fantine in the 2007 production of Les Misérables. National Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly Scrumptious); Les Misérables(Factory Girl, Fantine u/s). Off-Broadway: The Extraordinary Ordinary; Her Song. Other favorites:Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown, opposite Kevin Vortmann – North Shore Music Theatre); Hello! My Baby (Frances Gold – Goodspeed); Heidi in [title of show] and Babe Williams in The Pajama Game(Arizona Theatre Company); 1776 (Martha Jefferson – Pittsburgh CLO); Pal Joey (Linda – Prince Music Theatre); Children of Eden (Ford’s Theatre). Kelly holds her M.M. (Voice) and M.F.A. (Drama) from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and has appeared as a featured soloist with the Cincinnati and Omaha Symphony Orchestras. Love and gratitude to Chuck and Karen. For JCB.
MitchellMELISSA MITCHELL* (Cosette) is incredibly grateful to be making her PTC debut in this beautiful show. Off-Broadway: Giant (Public Theater). Regional: Summer of Love (World Premiere), Annie (Star-to-Be) at Musical Theatre West, Cinderella (Cinderella) at Cabrillo Music Theatre, Bye Bye Birdie (Kim), among others. Film: Anger Management, Holes. TV: Unsolved Mysteries, Star Search. B.A. in Psychology, UCLA,cum laude. Proud member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA. Heartfelt gratitude to the creative team and KSR, and endless love to my family and dear friends! Soli Deo Gloria – For the glory of God! Psalm 146:2. www.melissamitchell.us
NicholsMMANNA NICHOLS* (Eponine) is overjoyed to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut in one of her dream roles! Prior credits include Eliza in My Fair Lady at Arena Stage, Kim in Miss Saigon at Fulton Theatre, Tuptim in The King & I at both North Shore Music Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre, and Mulan in Disney’s Mulan at Imagination Stage (Premiere). She was also seen in NYC as Sachiko in Tokio Confidential at Atlantic Theatre Co., Laurey inOklahoma! with NAAP, and Hortense in Frog Kisswith NYMF. Gratitude and love to her friends and family, the gang at BRS, Baayork, and Will. This one’s for Daddy and Micah! God is good! www.mannanichols.com
RomriellMATTHEW JAY ROMRIELL (Swing) is a senior in the University of Utah Actor Training Program. He is thrilled to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company, after last being seen in The Philadelphia Story and Man of La Mancha. Roles at the University’s Babcock Theatre include Lally in Vernon God Little and Berger in Hair.
ScottAbABIGAIL SCOTT (Young Eponine) is happy to return to PTC after playing Grace Smythe in A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Favorite past shows: Annie(Molly), Annie Get Your Gun (Tessie), Aladdin (Genie) and The Wizard of Oz (Lullaby Munchkin). Film/TV credits: Christmas Oranges, Granite Flats andChristmas for a Dollar. She also loves dancing, wakeboarding, rock-climbing, skiing, and singing with One Voice Children’s Choir. Thanks to everyone for an amazing experience!
ScottMaMAGGIE SCOTT (Young Cosette/Ensemble) is a performer at heart who’s been entertaining local audiences for the past four years. This is her third appearance with PTC, following Annie and A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Other favorites: Hale Orem’s Secret Garden (Mary Lennox) and The Grand’s The Wizard of Oz (Coroner). Film credits:Christmas Oranges, Haunt and The Adventures of Roborex. Maggie loves singing with One Voice Children’s Choir, dancing, writing, hula-hooping and making i-movies. Thanks, PTC!
ShermanPERRY SHERMAN* (Marius) PTC debut! First National Tours: Next to Normal (Henry/Gabe Standby) and Spring Awakening (Chair of Rock). Regional Theatre: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod) directed by puppet designer Rick Lyon, and most recently at the York Theatre Walk on the Wild Side (Dove). He is grateful for the opportunity to reprise this role, having butchered it once in high school. For that reason, this is dedicated to Rob Fessler. Trained at Carnegie Mellon University. Love to my incredible family.
DanielDANIEL T. SIMONS* (Ensemble) is excited to return to PTC after many shows, including Man of La Mancha, Rent, Sunset Boulevard, 42nd Street, Miss Saigon, and others. Favorite roles include Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde, Jon in Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…Boom! and others. While earning his B.A. in Musical Theater from WSU, Daniel performed with the cast of the Kennedy Center ACTF production of The Serpent in Washington, D.C. Other roles: Cain (Children of Eden), Billy Bigelow (Carousel), Franz (Sunday in the Park with George), Ernst (Cabaret), and others. Daniel also runs Dark Horse Company Theatre, writes music and leads his band, Vivian’s Way. He is the proud, tired father of the two-year-old, red-headed tornado, Axel, and husband to the lovely GInger Bess. Thanks to both for their love and patience. Here’s to you.
SONY DSCAUSTIN JOHN SMITH (Swing) is excited to return to PTC after playing Fred in A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Austin is a sophomore in the Musical Theatre Program at the University of Utah. Recent roles include Melchior Gabor, Spring Awakening; Anthony Hope,Sweeney Todd; Joe Hardy, Damn Yankees; Eddie,The Wild Party. He has worked in New York City with Open Jar Productions with Jeff Whiting and James Gray. Thank you to my wife Britney.

DAVID SPENCER* (Bishop, Ensemble, u/s Thénardier) most recently appeared at PTC in its first production of Les Misérables six years ago, but his association with PTC dates back to 1985’s Candide. Since then, he has appeared in productions ranging from Macbeth and Amadeus to Arcadia, Sweeney Todd and Cyrano de Bergerac. PTC gave him his first Equity contract when he played Ezekiel Cheever in the 1996 production of The Crucible, and he has remained a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association ever since. He has also worked extensively for Salt Lake Acting Company, Sundance Summer Theatre, and Plan-B Theatre Company.  He recently played Clown I in The 39 Steps for Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck, Michigan, for which he received a Wilde Award for Actor in a Comedy.

StevensJSJEFFREY SCOTT STEVENS* (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to his Pioneer Theatre family!  At PTC: Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard and Annie.NY credits: The Christmas Rose at Carnegie Hall starring Jane Seymour (Featured Tenor), Paul Revere(TWUSA), Fanny Brice: America’s Funny Girl, The Marilyn Miller Musical and Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic. Regional: Funny Girl (Riverside Theatre), Spamalot!(Ogunquit Playhouse), Forever Plaid (Theatre By the Sea), A Chorus Line (STAGES) and Hello Dolly (Hilton Head).  TV/Film: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart(Comedy Central) and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Following Les Misérables, Jeffrey will appear in Young Frankenstein at Gateway and Ogunquit Playhouses, followed by My Fair Lady at STAGES in St. Louis. Jeffrey holds a BFA from BYU. Many thanks to God, Karen, Chuck, BLOCnyc, and my family!
StokesMATT STOKES* (Ensemble, u/s Javert) Credits include the 2012 Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar and the First National Tour of South Pacific(Lincoln Center Theatre Production). Regional credits include Les Misérables (Enjolros), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (The Beast), West Side Story (Tony) andDamn Yankees (Joe Hardy). Matt is also the proud founder of YOUREATZ.com. A BIG thanks to Mom, Dad, Josh, Jon, Kate, Charlie Mae, Ruby, NENA, and my beautiful wife Keri!
TisdaleCHRISTIANNE TISDALE* (Madame Thénardier) Broadway/West End: Belle – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; the occasional Leonide – Triumph of Love; On a Clear Day…; Caroline Neville –Titanic (First National Tour) and Molly – One Touch of Venus. Off-Broadway: MTC, 2nd Stage, The York, and Playwrights Horizons. Favorite regional: The Drowsy Chaperone (Stages St. Louis, Kevin Kline Award); Titanic (Hangar Theatre);Mornings at Seven (Berkshire Theatre Festival) andMormons, Mothers and Monsters (Barrington Stage). Television/film: The popular web series Wallflowers.tv,30 Rock, David Letterman, Law & Order: CI and A Tale of Cinderella. Soprano soloist in major concert halls around the world. Debut solo CD, Just a Map—A Lullaby to the World, available at CDBaby.com and iTunes. Hard-earned BA from Yale. Everything you never needed to know at www.ChristianneTisdale.com.
VortmannKEVIN VORTMANN* (Enjolras) makes his Pioneer Theatre debut in Les Misérables. Broadway: A Little Night Music. Off-Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday,On the Town, Applause, Face the Music, Fiorello, Lost in the Stars, Stairway to Paradise, Juno and For Lovers Only. Carnegie Hall: Leonard Bernstein’s Mass,Showboat and Mother Russia. Other favorites: Miss Saigon (Chris, Drury Lane Oakbrook and The Arvada Center), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson, North Shore Music Theatre opposite Kelly McCormick), Next to Normal (Dan, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), She Loves Me (Steven Kodaly, Alpine Theatre Project) andGlory Denied (Young Thompson, UrbanArias). Kevin has been a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and with Omaha Symphony. He is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University and member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to his beautiful wife Amanda and to his supportive family. For more information, please visit www.kevinvortmann.com.

This production is sponsored by:

Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation

The Ray, Quinney and Nebeker Foundation

The S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation