LUCY ANDERS (Ensemble) First National Tour: Something Rotten (Ensemble/understudy Portia). Off-Broadway: Baby! (Lizzie). Regional: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Love Story: The Musical (Jenny), Richard III (Young Richard), Much Ado About Nothing, A Little Night Music (Anne), Starmites (Bizarbra/Eleanore), Sound of Music (Liesl) and Oliver! (Charlotte). Other favorite roles: A Chorus Line (Maggie), Follies, (Young Heidi), and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel). Baldwin Wallace University alum and under BRS/Gage management. Instagram @lucsqueal. For Poppa.
JEFFERSON BEHAN (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut in this show! Off Broadway/NYC Theatre: 2econd Stage Theatre, The Lion Theatre, Theatre 20/20 and The Acorn Theatre. Selected Regional: Guys and Dolls (Finger Lakes Theatre Festival), The Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Denver Center), Oliver! (Forestburgh Playhouse), Les Misérables, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Merry Go Round Playhouse), The Producers (Theatre by the Sea), Titanic (Virginia Musical Theatre). As a tenor soloist, Behan has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Notre Dame Cathedral and the cathedrals for St. John the Divine and St. Francis of Assisi. Thanks to family, teachers, Amy and the entire Heaton family for making this possible.
LENNY DANIEL (Ensemble/Dance Captain) has assisted Ms. Azenberg on too many shows to count and for too many years to count. Productions he has choreographed include Mary Poppins (Utah Shakespeare Festival) and Spamalot (both Geva Theatre Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre). He also directed and choreographed Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical (TexARTS); choreographed The Little Mermaid (Forestburgh Playhouse); assistant directed The Wizard of Oz National Tour starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt; and assistant choreographed GiGi (Paper Mill Playhouse). Daniel assisted Ann Reinking and performed in Here Lies Jenny starring Bebe Neuwirth (NYC & SF). Performing credits include Broadway: Cats (final original company) and The Wizard of Oz. NYC: Sinatra (Radio City Music Hall), Wonderful Town (NYC Opera). Tours: Spamalot, Chicago, South Pacific, Camelot, Jekyll & Hyde. Regional: Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Chess, Oliver!, The Last Ship, Sweet Charity and A Christmas Carol: The Musical (all at PTC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Baltimore Center Stage), Mary Poppins, Peter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), GiGi and Evita (Paper Mill Playhouse). Grammy-nominated cast album The Wizard of Oz.
JOE DELLGER (Judge Turpin) is delighted to return to PTC where he performed the role of Birling in An Inspector Calls. Broadway: Father in Ragtime, The Coroner in Porgy and Bess, Magnus in Lestat and Herst in Scandalous. Off-Broadway: Bellomy and Hucklebee in The Fantasticks, Jim Mason in A Blanket of Dust. Tours: Grandpa/Señor O’Brien in Freaky Friday, Andre in The Phantom of the Opera. Regional: Police Inspector Hanke in The Visit (Goodman Theatre with Chita Rivera), Joseph Pulitzer in Newsies and Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Malz/Jupiter Theater), Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Alliance Theater), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Arvada Center), Father in Ragtime (Ford Theater), General Waverly in White Christmas (Fulton Theater) and Padre in Man of La Mancha (Goodspeed). Member – Actors Equity! Josephdellger.com
JAMES DONEGAN (Adolfo Pirelli/Jonas Fogg/Ensemble) PTC debut! Favorite credits include several companies of Forbidden Broadway, both in New York and around the world, including two cast albums; Me & My Girl as Gerald (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Wonderful Town as Bob (Musicals Tonight); Born Yesterday as Paul (Northern Stage); Company as Bobby (Actor’s Express); Hello, Dolly! as Cornelius (Arkansas Reparatory) and numerous productions of The Drowsy Chaperone as Adolpho. When he’s not in a show, Donegan teaches group fitness classes for Equinox clubs in New York and owns/operate James Did It! – a graphic and web design company serving businesses of all sizes. jamesdonegan.net. For Dad.
MARY FANNING DRIGGS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on the PTC stage in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, having last appeared as Rosie in Mamma Mia!. Driggs has appeared in over 20 PTC productions, including The Last Ship (Regional Premiere), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, White Christmas, Les Misérables (Regional Premiere), 42nd Street, The Producers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Smokey Joe’s Café. Originally from Texas, Driggs holds a BFA in Music Dance Theatre from Brigham Young University. Favorite local and regional credits include Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Narrator), Once Upon a Mattress (Winnifred), Sweet Charity (Charity), Baby (Lizzie), and The Tempest (Alonso, directed by Tony Kushner). Ms. Driggs maintains a private vocal studio and teaches workshops specializing in pop-belt techniques. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
KEVIN EARLEY (Sweeney Todd) Fresh off of directing The Fantastics at his alma mater Webster Conservatory, Earley was last seen at PTC as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Last year: The Gentleman Caller in Glass Menagerie (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Joe in The Spitfire Grill and Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar. Broadway/National Tour credits include: Death Takes a Holiday, Les Misérables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and A Tale of Two Cities. 2016 was filled with three new musicals; Chasing Rainbows (Goodspeed), Josephine (Asolo Repertory Theatre) and Empire, the Musical. Awards include Joseph Jefferson Award for Assassins, NY Drama Desk Nomination for the title role in Death Takes Holiday, L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Award for 1776. More at kevinearley.com. Happy to be working with Mrs. Karen Azenberg once again.
LAURA HALL (Beggar Woman) is thrilled to return to PTC, having previously been seen in Something’s Afoot and A Christmas Carol: The Musical. She made her Broadway debut in Wonderland and toured with Diane Paulus’ revival of Pippin. Regionally, she’s been seen in Loch Ness (Adirondack Theatre Festival), 39 Steps/Mary Poppins/Next to Normal (Weathervane Repertory Theatre), Marvelous Wonderettes (Gem Theatre), Urban Cowboy (Gateway Playhouse), Junie B. Jones (Theatreworks USA) and performances with the Cincinnati Pops. Hall also toured for five years with the musical theatre sketch comedy group The Water Coolers. TV: “Shades of Blue” and “The Today Show.” Fun fact: Hall is continuing the trend of only having played British people on this stage! Instagram @laurahappyhall
ERIC SANTAGATA (The Beadle) is thrilled to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company, having previously been involved in It Happened One Christmas, The Rocky Horror Show and Rent. Broadway credits include: Falsettos (Associate Director), The Scottsboro Boys (Assistant Director/Choreographer), Prince of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, Chaplin and The Apple Tree. Other NYC credits include The Beast in the Jungle (Associate Director/Choreographer), A New Brain (Assistant Director/Choreographer), Dot (Associate Director), Happiness, Stairway to Paradise and Face the Music. Santagata has worked in London’s West End and at The Young Vic as well as in regional theaters across the country. He serves on the board of Westport Country Playhouse’s resident conservatory, The Broadway Method Academy and teaches theatre arts at venues nationwide. CCM graduate. Love and gratitude to the always supportive Karen Azenberg.
JONATHAN SHEW (Anthony Hope) is thrilled to be back at PTC, after last season’s Newsies. Broadway: Bandstand (Donny understudy, Andre Baruch). National Tour: Wicked (Fiyero understudy). New York: Radio City’s Spring Spectacular (Jack understudy). Off-Broadway: Voca People. Regional: Mame (North Shore), Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse), Next to Normal (Arizona Theatre Company), Diner (Delaware Theatre Company). Shew also does Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his free time. So much love and thanks to Amy and family for their support. Instagram @jonathanshew. Hang tight!
BLAKE STADNIK (Tobias) is honored to make his PTC debut in this incredible story! Previous credits include the National Tours of 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Newsies (Crutchie) and Les Misérables (Marius). He received his BFA in musical theatre from Penn State University, and now pounds the pavement in NYC. Special thanks to his managers David Krasner and Terry Saperstein for their hard work and his loving family for all their support. As a legally blind actor and an advocate for disabled artists, Stadnik would like to remind us all that everyone matters, and we are capable of great things when we approach our world with compassion and understanding. Instagram @blakestadnik
ANNE TOLPEGIN (Mrs. Lovett) is thrilled to be returning to PTC, where she was last seen in Women in Jeopardy (Mary) and Sting’s The Last Ship (Peggy White). Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables. Off Broadway: Carrie (Margaret White; standby for Marin Mazzie, MCC Theatre) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Mrs. Lovett standby for Carolee Carmello, Barrow St. Theatre). National Tours: Kinky Boots (Marge), Billy Elliot (Billy’s Mum), Ragtime (Mother understudy), Mamma Mia! (Donna alternate). Favorite regional credits include: Passion as Fosca (Pegasus Players), Little Women as Marmee (The John Engeman Theatre) and Screen as Mira (NJ Repertory). TV: Recurring on “Mr. Robot” (USA), “Iron Fist” (Netflix/Marvel). Originally from San Francisco, Tolpegin has toured North America, Mexico and Japan. Graduate of Northwestern University. Faithful 49ers fan. Instagram @anneetolpegin Twitter @annetolpegin IMDB.me/annetolpegin
DELANEY WESTFALL (Johanna) is happy to be back in her home state doing a show with which she’s quite familiar. She was last seen playing Johanna in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Barrow Street Theatre). Other credits include Broadway: Kinky Boots (Lauren), Side Show. National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Regional: Les Misérables (Cosette), Starlight Express (Pearl). She is a graduate of Brigham Young University. Special thanks to her family, friends and agents. Now let’s attend this tale! Social Media @deraney
MICHELLE BLAKE (Ensemble) happily returns to PTC after previously appearing in Oliver!, The Count of Monte Cristo, It Happened One Christmas, The Music Man, Man of La Mancha, Annie and Sunset Boulevard. Other recent credits include Tuck Everlasting as Mae Tuck, Mary Poppins as Winifred Banks, Catch Me If You Can as Paula Abagnale, White Christmas as Betty Haynes, Curtains as Georgia Hendricks and Kiss Me, Kate as Lilli/Kate. Trained in vocal performance at Utah State University. Love and gratitude to my family and friends.
PAYTON BOWEN (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his PTC debut. He is a senior in the ATP at the University of Utah and is interning this year with PTC. He appeared as Philip in You Can Never Tell (Babcock Theatre) and was last seen in an uncredited appearance as Boy in PTC’s season opener of Oslo. Thanks to my family, friends and Karen for all of the encouragement and support.
PATRICK RYAN CASTLE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on the PTC stage after performing in Newsies last December. Castle is a senior in the MTP at the University of Utah and plans to graduate in the spring. Some university credits include Happy McGuire in Steel Pier (MCD), Ginger O’Shaughnessy in The Beautiful Game (Babcock) and most recently, Anatoly Sergievsky in Chess (MCD). He thanks his family and dearest friends for their constant love and support.
TIMOTHY AARON COOPER (Ensemble) is excited to join the PTC family. Broadway National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Off-Broadway: Vox Lumiere’s Phantom, The Light Rail (NYMF). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Seven Angels Theatre). Cooper has also worked as a main stage performer for Disney Cruise Line. BFA Brigham Young University. Much love and thanks for his wife Sarah and daughter Ollie. www.timothyaaroncooper.com
CAMERON HOLZMAN (Ensemble) is a junior in the MTP. He is a scholarship recipient and also appeared in the musical Steel Pier and The Beautiful Game. Most recently, he appeared as Anatoly in Chess (Babcock Theatre). He would like to thank his parents for their continued belief in his passion, all of his friends who have supported him along the way and his voice teacher Dave.
MEGAN SHENEFELT (Ensemble) is a graduate of the MTP at the University of Utah and is thrilled to be returning for her third show at the PTC. Favorite credits include St. Jimmy in American Idiot, Lucy T. Slut in Avenue Q, Pirelli in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Jesus Christ in Godspell. Second-place winner of Classical Singers International Singers Competition in Boston. Much love to family and friends.