The Prom

The Prom

Newest Broadway Mega-hit in its Utah Premiere!

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May 12 – May 27, 2023

Monday—Thursday, 7:00 PM.
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 PM.
Saturday, 2:00 PM.

Cast Bios

JOSH ADAMSON* (Trent) Originally from Australia, Josh recently wrapped filming on the feature movie Book of Job starring as Job, season two of Almost Paradise on Amazon Prime, and a recurring role on General Hospital. American theater credits include Big Fish (Theater Critics’ Circle Award Nomination), The Producers, Catch Me If You Can, Aida, Funny Girl, Footloose, Annie. Broadway:Taboo workshop, Hook in the London 360 production of Peter Pan, the world premiere of Did You See What Walter Paisley Did Today? Movie & TV credits include The Wedding Video, Unidentified, Look @ Me, Desert of Blood, Portal, Painting in the Rain, First Landing, The Clean-Up Woman, Make It or Break It, and Big Time Rush. Thanks to DDO Artists Agency, friends, and family for their love and support. Instagram: @joshadamsonn

LUCY ANDERS* (Ensemble) is excited to be back at PTC! First National Tour: Something Rotten (Ensemble, u/s Portia) New York Theatre: The Bachelor Girls, Hip Hop Cinderella, Goodman, and Baby! (Lizzie). Regional includes: Newsies (Katherine), Hello, Dolly!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Grease, Sweeney Todd, Love Story: The Musical, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, A Little Night Music (Anne), Starmites, Sound of Music, Oliver!, A Chorus Line (Maggie), Follies (Young Heidi), and Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel). BWMT Instagram: @luscqueal. For Grandma and Poppa. Special thanks to BRS/GAGE.

KYLE CARESS* (Ensemble) is happy to be back for his fourth show at PTC! National Tours: Disney’s Aladdin, R+H’s Cinderella. Off Broadway: Seesaw (J2 Spotlight). Select regional: The Rev, Bucks County Playhouse, Studio Tenn. BFA in Musical Theatre with a Dance Minor from Belmont University. Kyle sends his love to his friends, family, mentors, and Danny and Meghan at HAA for their support. IG: @Kyle_Caress

LENNY DANIEL* (Ensemble, Associate Director) Choreographed Mary Poppins (Utah Shakespeare Festival) and Spamalot (Geva Theatre Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre). 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; assistant choreographed Gigi (Papermill Playhouse), assisted Ann Reinking and performed in Here Lies Jenny starring Bebe Neuwrith (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. Favorite Regional: Something Rotten!, La Cage aux Folles, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Newsies, Chess, Oliver!, The Last Ship (PTC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Baltimore Center Stage), Mary Poppins, Peter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Gigi, and Evita (Paper Mill Playhouse).

BERNARD DOTSON* (Mr. Hawkins) is thrilled to be making his debut at Pioneer Theatre Company! Bernard began his career traveling nationally and internationally singing the Walt Disney Songbook. Broadway: Paradise Square, Finian’s Rainbow (First Gospeleer, Original Revival Cast), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Imaginary Friends (Leo, Original Cast), Sweet Smell Of Success (Club Zanzibar Singer, Original Cast), Jesus Christ Superstar (Original Revival Cast), and the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime (Original Cast). Regional, national, and international tours include: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Five Guys Named Moe, Kiss Me Kate, and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line, and Merrily We Roll Along, just to name a few. Selected Concerts: Dreamgirls, The Music Of Frank Loesser, She Loves Me and the 25th Anniversary of Ragtime! Two is Best!!

MIA CHERISE HALL* (Alyssa) is thrilled to be a part of The Prom at Pioneer Theatre Company! Originally from Rochester NY, she grew up around the music of her parents and the IB arts curriculum. They are a Jimmy Awards alum and winner of BroadwayWorld’s Next on Stage. Past shows include Spring Awakening (Anna), Pippin (Leading Player), and Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal). When not performing, Mia loves brand marketing, making TikToks, (@miacherisehall) and Gilmore Girls. They would like to thank Sean and Rikky at The Hybrid agency, Mom and Dad, Janae, Suraiya, and Eric. Enjoy the show!

HOWARD KAYE* (Ensemble, Sheldon, u/s Barry) Howard Kaye returns to Pioneer Theatre Company for his eighth production. Previous shows include A Christmas Story – The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Music Man, It Happened One Christmas, Oliver, Elf, and Something Rotten!. As a native of Cincinnati, he is glad to come back to Salt Lake, his artistic home. Much thanks to Karen, Lenny, and the entire fantastic staff at PTC. He has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, many regional theaters and one of his favorite credits as the original Broadway guest artist for the Disney Cruise Line. Howard is a graduate of CCM and Juilliard Drama School. 

MICKI MARTINEZ* (Ensemble, u/s Angie) is so excited to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company for The Prom! Other PTC credits include: Something Rotten, Elf the Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, La Cage Aux Folles, and In the Heights (Nina Rosario). Martinez holds a BFA from the University of Utah and attended her own prom at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. She would like to thank her family and friends for their encouragement and support! @micki_martinez

JP QUALTERS* (Ensemble, u/s Trent) is very excited to be back at Pioneer Theatre Company for the fourth time. He was seen last season in Something Rotten as Peter Quince. Touring credits include: First National Kinky Boots, First National School of Rock! Regional favorites: PCLO, Ford’s Theatre, NSMT, Riverside, and Theatre by the Sea. Special thanks to Karen, Lenny, Take 3 Talent and for the love and support from his family! JP also is a proud type 1 diabetic!

CELESTE ROSE* (Emma) is so excited to be bringing this important story to Pioneer! Off Broadway: We Are the Tigers, Unexpected Joy (The York Theatre Company). Select Regional Credits: Passing Through (Goodspeed Opera House), Connecticut Christmas Carol (Goodspeed Opera House), Sister Act (Ogunquit Playhouse and The Gateway Playhouse), Freaky Friday (Lyric Theatre Of Oklahoma), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), and Titanic (Westchester Broadway Theatre). BFA Ithaca College. Love and never ending thanks to my family, always. Follow along on IG @_Celeste_Rose or at

ANNE TOLPEGIN* (Dee Dee) is thrilled to be back at PTC (thank you, Bob Cline and The Collective!) where audiences have seen her as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Peggy in Sting’s The Last Ship and Mary in Women in Jeopardy!. Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables. National Tours: Kinky Boots, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!, Ragtime. Off Broadway: Carrie Standby to Marin Mazzie (Margaret), Sweeney Todd Standby to Carolee Carmello (Mrs. Lovett). Regional: Diana in Next to Normal (Fulton Theatre), Mother Superior in Sister Act (Pittsburgh CLO), Fosca in Passion (Pegasus Players). Television: USA’s Mr. Robot, Marvel’s Iron Fist. International Philharmonic performances in Mexico, Canada, Japan. Northwestern University alum. Proud wife to Blake Stadnik and mom to Sherlock the pooch. Thank you for supporting live theatre!

WENDY WARING* (Angie) Born in Melrose MA, raised in Weston CT, daughter of a restaurateurs. She is thrilled to be making her PTC debut and working under the direction of Karen Azenberg, her fellow NYU Tisch grad classmate!  She has appeared in five Broadway shows: Ulla in The Producers, Follies, Irene in Crazy for You, Z’s Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies, and Legs Diamond. Regionally, she has starred in the world premiere plays Madame Defarge (Gloucester Stage), Degage (Hangar Theater), and Let Me Fluff Your Pillow (Off Broadway.) Her short film, Always, will debut this year. She lives with her actor husband John Hillner in NYC, where she raised her two boys Nicholas, Jackson, and step-daughter Amy. She is a professional organizer and a member of the Polar Bear Club.

ERIN WILSON* (Mrs. Greene, u/s Dee Dee) TV/Film: The Last OG (TBS), Holiday for Heroes (Hallmark), Tales of the City (Netflix), Public Morals (TNT). Broadway and national tours: Wicked, Sister Act. Regional: The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, North Carolina Theatre, Tuacahn, and more! Thrilled to be making my Pioneer Theatre debut! Proud owner of Erin Wilson Studio for vocal training and audition coaching.

BRANCH WOODMAN* (Barry) appeared in The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Prior Broadway credits include Hello, Dolly! with Bette/Bernadette/Donna; Cinderella; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Bye Bye Birdie; and Crazy For You. Other New York credits include Disappearing Act, Out of This World, Patti Lupone’s Carnegie Debut, and concerts at Lincoln Center. He has toured in Big, Billy Elliot, and Cinderella. He’s proudly worked at Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Skylight Music Theatre, Sierra Rep, Actors Theatre, Louisville, and can be heard on the soundtracks of Schmigadoon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and HBO’s Love and Death. His career is the direct result of a childhood spent at The Gallery Theatre in his native Southern California, run with love and care by Mark Shipley and family, to whom he dedicates his work in The Prom.

JORDAN CRUZ (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in her second production with PTC. She has just finished her second year at the University of Utah, where she is pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Originally from Los Angeles, she attended OCSA for Musical Theatre. Jordan was last seen as Mayzie in the University of Utah’s production of Seussical. Jordan would like to thank her family and friends for their constant, unconditional support!

CHELSEA P. FREEMAN (Ensemble) is excited to tell this important story at Pioneer! Some of her favorite credits include: Memphis (Gateway Playhouse), Elf (Arvada Center), Knicks City Dancers, Dance Lab, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ellen, Harry Connick Jr., CeeLo Green, Run DMC, and Broadway Bares. Thank you to my family, Bernard, LDC Artist Rep, my Queens, and my Jewels for your endless support! 2 Timothy 1:7.

MICHAEL HARTMAN (Ensemble) is currently a senior in the U’s Musical Theatre Program. He is honored to be involved in Pioneer Theatre’s The Prom! Other credits include: Newsies, Bright Star (CenterPoint Legacy Theatre), and Beauty and the Beast (West Valley Arts Center). Thank you to Michael’s amazing parents for always supporting and believing in him. Instagram: @_michaelmh_

OLIVIA HELLIN (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Pioneer debut! From the St. Louis area, Olivia just finished her sophomore year in the MTP at the U. Favorite credits include: Ensemble of Bright Star at Hale Center Theatre Orem, Polly in Crazy For You, and Ilse in Spring Awakening. She’d like to thank her family for their endless support, and the creative team for this opportunity! Her first prom has been a memorable one 🙂

JALEN MICHAEL JONES (Ensemble) is excited to be making his PTC Debut. His credits include: Kinky Boots (Fulton Theatre & MSMT); A Chorus Line (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Tarzan (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); and Bandstand (Summer Lyric Theatre). With a BFA in Dance performance, he is a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University. Jalen is forever grateful for this experience and for everyone apart of his journey!

EVAN LATTA (Ensemble) Last seen in Hello, Dolly!, Evan Latta is so excited to return to Pioneer Theatre Company for The Prom! Evan is currently studying Ballet at the University Of Utah and plans to pursue a career in musical theatre. Evan would like to thank his friends, family and pioneer family for being there for him and always pushing him towards his dreams.

RESA MISHINA (Ensemble) Pioneer Theatre debut! National tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Regional highlights: John Proctor is the Villain (World Premiere, Studio Theatre), White Pearl (Studio Theatre), A Chorus Line (The Wick), Sunrise Coven (Know Theatre of Cincinnati), Holiday Inn, (The Fireside), The Music Man, Annie, 9 to 5 (Flat Rock Playhouse). Proud native of Yokohama, Japan. BFA Rider University. Love to Mama, Tata, and Curly.

KENNEDY PEREZ (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing in her first show at Pioneer Theatre! Some favorite previous credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Engeman Theatre), Cinderella (Northshore Music Theatre), and swinging A Chorus Line—both at Cincinnati Playhouse and on the international tour. Much gratitude to the cast and crew!

LILA PRINCE (Ensemble) is so excited to be making her PTC debut in The Prom! She just finished her third year in the University of Utah’s musical theatre program and is originally from Southwest Florida. Credits include Pieces: A New Musical (River), Naked Mole Rat…(Grande), and Mamma Mia (Donna). Big thanks to PTC, her professors, classmates, and family. Her performance is for her sister Frankie. Let’s build a prom Utah!

BRYNOCH RAMMELL (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in his first show at Pioneer! Originally, he is from Pocatello, Idaho but has lived and performed in Montana, Utah, and Alaska. When not performing, he’s in the mountains camping, hiking, or jumping in lakes. He asks you to bring him some Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos, and he’ll make sure you have the best show of your life.

HANNAH STAUDINGER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut! She recently graduated from The University of Utah, where she played Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Other recent credits include Six Songs from Ellis at Repertory Dance Theater and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show at The Grand Theatre. To stay updated on Hannah’s upcoming projects, visit!

FYNN WHITE (Ensemble) is excited to be returning to the PTC stage in The Prom! Recent credits include Hello, Dolly! (PTC), The Emily Dickinson Musical (Open Door Productions), Floyd Collins, and Dracula: The Musical (University of Utah). Fynn is a recent alum of the University of Utah Musical Theatre Program. Many thanks to all the friends and family that provide their continued support!

WESTON WRIGHT (Ensemble) This is Weston’s first show at PTC! He is currently a junior in the Music Dance Theatre program at BYU. His previous credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Ensemble) and Newsies (Elmer) at Hale Centre Theatre, Sister Act (Ernie) and Tuck Everlasting (Hugo) at HCTO, and Shakespeare in Love (Kit Marlowe) and Fiddler on the Roof (Nachum) at BYU.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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