TYLA COLLIER (as Tyla) Tyla is grateful to be returning to Pioneer Theatre Company after playing Ti Moune in Once On This Island. A resident of New York City, she was last seen Off-Broadway in Sistas the Musical (Tamika/Dance Captain) and Till (Woman 2). She is a proud graduate of The Boston Conservatory and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre. Visit @tyla_collier and tylacollier.com.
TYRICK WILTEZ JONES (as Tyrick) WOW! Great to be Back! Tyrick was last seen in a ZOOM reading starring alongside Jennifer Holliday in Sweat. Last time onstage was in 2019 playing Jagwire at NYC Center in the US premiere of Bat Out of Hell. Broadway credits: Finian’s Rainbow (Howard) and Hairspray. Broadway National Touring credits: Bat Out of Hell, Miss Saigon, Seussical, Fosse, and Show Boat. Tyrick’s been in many regional commercials, voice overs, and concerts, including 60th Annual Grammy Awards: Sam Smith Performance (background singer); NYC Center ‘Encores!’: Finian’s Rainbow (Henry). Selected Film Credits: Back to Me (Independent short), Joyful Noise, and Nickelodeon’s “Shimmer and Shine.” Instagram: @tyrickwjones
MARIAH LYTTLE (as Mariah) National Tour credits include: The Color Purple (Celie). Regional credits include The Wiz (Dorothy) at Virginia Repertory Theatre, Ragtime (Sarah) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (as cast) at Park Playhouse in Albany, New York, and Hairspray (Dynamite/Motormouth Kid) at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan. Ithaca College ‘19, BFA in Musical Theatre. mariahlyttle.com
TERITA REDD (as Terita) is from Washington, DC, but has been living in New York for over 20 years. She is thrilled to be working at Pioneer Theatre Company. Commercial credit: AcipHex. Film/Soundtrack credits: Hairspray (movie) ft. Dynamites in New Line Cinema, On the Q.T., Waiting For My Bronco, and Sista Sing. TV credits: 2018 Grammy Awards singing back up for Sam Smith, 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 2000 and 2012 Tony® Awards, “Rosie O’Donnell Christmas Show,” and performing with Jerry Seinfeld (2019). Broadway credits: Leap of Faith, Hairspray, Caroline or Change, and Rent. Off Broadway credits: Caroline or Change. First National Tours: Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Rent. Regional theater credits: Heartbreak Hotel, Hairspray, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Beehive, and The Wiz. Recording credits: Leap of Faith cast recording, Ziggy Marley, Andy Williams, Patty Austin, Benson’s Christmas, and Daryl Coley. Background vocal credits: Wynona Judd, Melvin Dawson, William Becton and Walter Hawkins. Education: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Fisk University (BFA of Music) and Aims University (master’s degree). “I want to thank my husband Donald Arthur for all of his love and support.”
DeMONE SERAPHIN (as DeMone) is excited to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut with Gerry McIntyre’s Ain’t Misbehavin’. Broadway, national, and international credits include Miss Saigon, Ragtime, Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, Memphis, and Man of La Mancha. Directing credits include Off-Broadway productions of Yours Truly, Ella!, Back O’ Town, Split Second (revival), and Dutchman. Regional credits include Sleuth, The Mountaintop, Topdog Underdog (Helen Hayes nomination), The Gospel at Colonus, Once Uponzi Time: A Tale of the American Scheme (World Premiere), Songs for a New World, and Jitney. DeMone is a member of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway Inspirational Voices, and a Producing Partner at Avant Bard Theatre in Washington, DC.