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Carol Bentley (Old Woman/Ensemble)

Ms. Bentley is happy to be at Pittsburgh CLO! Most recent credits include Spamalot at the Wynn. Broadway/ National tours include Wonderful Town, Swing! (original cast), Follies (young Emily) (Astaire Award nom), Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story (Velma), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Future U/S), Radio City. Films include “Dance With Me” and “Enchanted”. Favorite regional: Carousel (Louise).

   
Greggory Brandt
 
Greggory Brandt (The Bishop of Digne/Major Domo/Grantaire/Ensemble)

Mr. Brandt is very happy to be reunited with many of his friends, director, Barry Ivan, and this beautiful production. He was in both the Broadway and National Touring productions of Les Misérables (Swing/Enjolras) and also served as the show’s dance captain. Last year Gregg was in the cast of the Broadway musical, A Tale of Two Cities. Additional National Tours: Camelot (Lancelot) and Bells Are Ringing. Some favorite regional credits: Disney’s High School Musical (Coach Bolton), Beauty and the Beast (The Beast), The Secret Garden (Archibald), Carousel (Billy) and A Little Night Music (Mr. Lindquist). Gregg holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and is an active director and instructor throughout the region.

   

Michael Busillo (Laborer/Montparnasse/Ensemble)

Mr. Busillo is thrilled to be making his Pittsburgh CLO debut! Off-Broadway: Joy, Henry & Mudge, David Grimm’s Steve & Idi (Rattlestick), Williams’ This Property is Condemned (EST). Regional: Altar Boyz (Juan--D.C. Premiere); Les Misérables, High School Musical (North Shore Music Theatre); Joseph...Dreamcoat (Benjamin--National Tour with Jon Secada); Grease! (Sonny--North Carolina Theatre). Broadway Theatre Project alumn. B.F.A. in Acting from Rutgers University and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.

   

Stephen Carrasco (Ensemble)

Mr. Carrasco is thrilled to make his Pittsburgh CLO debut! Broadway: White Christmas. Off-Broadway: Music in the Air (Encores!) Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Atlanta TOTS, Carousel Dinner Theater, Syracuse Stage, and the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Syracuse University. Proud member of AEA.

   

Jameson Cooper (Brujon/Ensemble)

Mr. Cooper is excited to be making his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Favorite credits include The Producers, Les Misérables, High School Musical 2 (NSMT), Joseph… (West Virginia), A Little Night Music and Tommy. He is a native of the great Pacific Northwest and a graduate of the University of Michigan where he received his B.F.A in Musical Theatre and a minor in Environmental Studies.

 

   

Robert Cuccioli

Robert Cuccioli (Javert)

Mr. Cuccioli is most proud to be returning to the CLO where he has performed in such classics as Guys & Dolls, The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Pajama Game and Bells Are Ringing. Robert was at the Pittsburgh Playhouse earlier this year in A Moon To Dance By with Jane Alexander and Gareth Saxe. Broadway Credits include: Jekyll & Hyde (1997 Tony Award Nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Javert in Les Misérables (Broadway Debut). Off-Broadway: Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, Temporary Help, Enter The Guardsman, And The World Goes ‘Round (1991 Outer Critics Circle Award); Gigi, The Rothschilds. Tour: Jekyll & Hyde (Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award); Camelot w/ Richard Harris (U.S. and Canada). Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre of DC (Lorenzaccio; 2006 Helen Hayes Award Nomination, Hamlet); The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (Amadeus, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Antony & Cleopatra, Carnival, Enter The Guardsman); Paper Mill Playhouse (Oklahoma, Lend Me A Tenor, Jesus Christ Superstar, 1776); McCarter Theatre (Fiction, The School For Scandal); The Guthrie (Antony & Cleopatra); George Street Playhouse (The Seafarer). Television: Sliders, Baywatch, The Guiding Light. Film: Woody Allen’s Celebrity, and the independent film The Stranger. He is featured on the original cast recordings of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic), And The World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Ghostlight Records), and The New Picasso (Black Forest Productions).

   

Kaitlyn Davidson (Ensemble)

Ms. Davidson recently graduated from Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and is ecstatic to be returning to the Pittsburgh CLO for her third season in Joseph, Les Misérables, Copacabana, and Into the Woods! You may have seen her in Mame (Gloria Upson), West Side Story (Velma), and Cats (Victoria/Silibub). She has also performed as Kristine in A Chorus Line at Music Theatre of Wichita and Rosemary in How To Succeed… at CCM.

   

Joseph Domencic (Innkeeper/Loud Hailer/Ensemble)

Mr. Domencic is thrilled to be on the Benedum stage in his favorite musical. In addition to 16 CLO productions, he has acted in the Pittsburgh area with the Public Theater, Unseam’d Shakespeare and Mountain Playhouse where he will be appear in The Glass Menagerie this September. He also toured the country as an actor and assistant music director with The Acting Company in Oh Pioneers! and The Comedy of Errors. Joseph teaches at ACT ONE Theatre School and Seton Hill University and serves as music director for Our Lady of Sacred Heart’s high school musicals.

   
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Fantine)

PITTSBURGH CLO: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Millie), Hello Dolly (Irene Malloy), 1776 (Abagail Adams), She Loves Me (Amalia), and Gypsy (Louise). Les Misérables marks her 6th show with CLO! BROADWAY/NYC: Les Misérables (Jacquelyn holds the distinction of portraying both Cosette and Fantine, the only actor in Broadway history!), Miss Saigon (Ellen), Sweet Adeline (Nellie, City Center Encores!), Suburb (Alison, York Theatre), Kathie Lee Gifford’s Under The Bridge (Madame Calcet, Zipper Theatre, Recording), The Ark (Sariah, 37 Arts, Recording) and Have a Nice Life (Jackie, New World Stages… NYMF Outstanding Ensemble Excellence Award 2006). FIRST NATIONAL TOURS: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Mama Who), Sunset Boulevard (Betty Schaefer starring Petula Clark), Big (originated Susan Lawrence), Miss Saigon (Ellen), The Secret Garden (Lily) & Les Misérables (originated Cosette). FAVORITES: Witches of Eastwick (Sukie - Signature Theatre), 110 in the Shade (Lizzie - 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Millie, Goodspeed, 2005 Connecticut Critics Award, Outstanding Actress). TV: Another World, Broadway on Broadway, CBS’s The Early Show and the final broadcast of The Rosie O’Donnell Show. BORN & RAISED: Boston. EDUCATION: Boston University (BFA) WEB:www.myspace.com/ JacquelynPiroDonovan.

   

Kevin Earley (Enjolras)

Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Les Misérables. National Tour: Les Misérables. World Premieres: Can ~ Can (Re-envisioned), Sleeping Beauty Wakes, and It Came From Beyond. LA Premiers: Side Show and The Ten Commandments. Awards: LA Drama Critic’s Circle Award (Rutledge, 1776), Joseph Jefferson Award (Balladeer in Assassins), B. Iden Payen Award (Curly, Oklahoma), Three Robby Awards and Four LA Ovation Award Nominations. Concerts: LA Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl and California Philharmonic at Disney Hall. Debut CD “Earley Standards” (accessible at iTunes). Coming in December: CD and PBS Special of A Tale of Two Cities. Proud to have studied at Webster Conservatory in St. Louis where he earned his B.F.A. and encountered his best friend and wife, the lovely and always supportive Julie Ann Emery.

   

Mark Stuart Eckstein (Farmer/Ensemble)

Mr. Eckstein is the Founding Artistic Director of M. STUART DANCE THEATRE, a ground breaking NYC dance company dedicated to fusing dynamic partnering with contemporary dance technique. Mark is a two-time winner of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Choreography (Swing!, The All Night Strut), and LA Ovation Award Nominee for Featured Actor in a Musical (Swing!). For more information, check out www.mstuartdancetheatre.com.

   

Steffi Garrard (Factory Girl/Ensemble)

Ms. Garrard is returning for her third season at the Pittsburgh CLO. Her previous shows with here include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Dorcas,) 42nd St, and West Side Story (Somewhere solo.) She just finished a run of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Alliance Theatre. She graduated this year from Carnegie Mellon with a BFA in acting where you may have seen her in Into the Woods (Cinderella) and The London Cuckholds (Euginia.)

   
Michael Greer
Michael Greer (Constable/Ensemble)

Mr. Greer is thrilled to be returning to CLO this summer. Michael was last seen in Beauty & the Beast (Gaston) with Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Past credits with CLO include The Full Monty (Keno) & A Musical Christmas Carol (Topper). Favorite credits include West Side Story (Riff), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), & Footloose (Willard) with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Jesus Christ Superstar with Kansas City Starlight & The Rocky Horror Show (Brad) with Stage Right! Michael is a graduate of Point Park University, where he received his BFA in Musical Theatre.

   

Tim Hartman

Tim Hartman (Thénardier)

Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, and the Encore production of Finian’s Rainbow.  Pittsburgh roles include Don Quixote in The Man of La Mancha, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, El Gallo in The Fantastics, and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Other favorites include Miles Gloriosus in Forum, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Falstaff in Henry IV parts one and two, C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands, and Mr.Fezziwig/The Ghost of Christmas present in 17 years of CLO’s A Musical Christmas Carol. Tim has also appeared as Merlin in Camelot, Ziegfeld in Funny Girl with Anna Gasteyer, FDR in Annie, and 24 characters in the one man show The Cotton Patch Gospel. Film: Silence of the Lambs, The Piano Lesson, The Mothman Prophecies and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh with Sienna Miller. For the last 25 years, Tim has been writing and performing assembly programs for elementary school children all over the country. Tim is also an illustrator and award winning political cartoonist. www.timhartman.com

   

Victoria Kathryn Huston (Young Eponine)

is excited to play young Eponine. She is 9 years old and an excellent student entering 4th grade at Buffalo Elementary School. She is a 4th year student at the CLO Academy. She performed in this season’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and in CLO’s Oklahoma! in 2007. She is also a high level competitive figure skater and ice dancer.

 

   
Fred Inkley (Jean Valjean)

Broadway: Les Misérables (Jean Valjean) ‘95 & ’98, The Boys from Syracuse (Sergeant), Tale of Two Cities (Stryver). Broadway Workshops/Readings: Tale of Two Cities, Tom Jones, Kristina, Of Thee I Sing [Encores], Tell Me More, Showboat [Carnegie Hall], and Take Flight. Tours: Les Misérables (Valjean) [Third National] and Beauty and the Beast (Beast) [Original National]. Regional: The Three Musketeers (Porthos) [American Premiere/Cast Recording], Jekyll and Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), High School Musical (Coach), Les Misérables (Valjean), and Beauty and the Beast (Beast). Movie: P.S. I LOVE YOU. Fred has also appeared across the country with various symphonies, including the Boston Pops, as a concert soloist. Fred currently resides in NJ with wife Tori and children, Zach, Kiersten, and Madison.

   

Freddie Kimmel (Feuilly/Ensemble)

Mr. Kimmel is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh! Other credits include, Cabaret (T.U.T.S) Barnum (Asolo Rep), Jr. Babcock in Mame (Pittsburgh CLO), Dick in Dames at Sea (FlatRock playhouse), Annie Get Your Gun, (National Tour), Miss Saigon (Carousel Dinner Theatre) Chris, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gateway Playhouse) Jimmy u/s, Chip in On The Town (Lucille Lortelle), Anything Goes (T.U.T.S.), and Full Monty (Westchester Bway). Proud cancer survivor! www.Freddiekimmel.com

   
Daniel Krell (Constable/Ensemble)

Mr. Krell has acted in major roles in the area’s professional theatres such as the Pittsburgh CLO, the Public, City Theatre, Quantum, Playhouse Rep and Bricolage to name a few. Regional credits include Clarence Brown Theatre’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Dylan Thomas) and Gateway playhouse’s Forever Plaid (Sparky) among others. Dan is also a veteran of many films, commercials, voice-overs, and industrials. Up next: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” at City Theatre.

   
Kate Loprest
Kate Loprest (Cosette)

is very happy to be joining the cast of Les Mis after having been a part of Swing! (Singer)here at the Pittsburgh CLO! Recent credits include - Broadway: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle - closing cast); Xanadu (Swing/Kira Cover); The Drowsy Chaperone. Regional: Wicked (Glinda/Nessarose u/s) Chicago Company; SARAH PLAIN & TALL (Estelle) Dallas Theatre Center; Happy Days: A New Musical (Joanie Cunningham) Paper Mill Playhouse. Kate recently made her Daytime TV debut as Scarlet on ABC’s All My Children. Kate is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan: GO BLUE!

   

Stephanie Maloney

Stephanie Maloney (Crone/Ensemble)

Ms. Maloney is thrilled to be back home in Pittsburgh this summer for her second season with the CLO. She trained at the CLO Academy and will be a senior this fall at the University of Michigan. Pittsburgh CLO: Mame, Annie Get Your Gun. UMich: 42nd Street, Carousel, Ella Minnow Pea.

   

Rachel Mracna (Young Cosette)

is “on a cloud” performing in her solo debut role as young Cosette. She will be a fifth grade student at McKnight Elementary this fall and a member of the school’s small ensemble chorus. In addition, she is a third-year student at Pittsburgh CLO Academy and a second-year student studying voice with Ms. Amy Stabnau. Recent favorite credits include: CLO’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (children’s chorus), Melinda in A Musical Christmas Carol (2007-2008), Stage 62’s production of Oliver (orphan) and numerous CLO Academy productions.

   
Amanda Paulson (Young Prostitute/Ensemble)

Ms. Paulson happily returns to the Benedum Center after assisting Barry Ivan on two past CLO productions. She was most recently seen as Celeste/Elaine in Sunday in the Park with George, Zelda Zanders in Singing in the Rain and as Dorcas in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Favorite theatres include North Shore Music Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Ordway Centre, Village Theatre, Kansas City Starlight, Atlanta Theatre of the Stars.

   

Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott (Marius)

is happy to be back in Pittsburgh and at CLO, where he performed in Swing! earlier this season. Broadway: Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Actors’ Fund). Regional: Ace (Ace - Signature Theater), Ragtime (Houdini - Paper Mill Playhouse), Tick, Tick...Boom! (Jonathan - Alliance Theater), West Side Story (Tony - The MUNY), 1776 (Courier - Pittsburgh CLO), Bat Boy (Bat Boy - PMT), My Fair Lady and Carousel (Both Paper Mill), Greenwillow (York Theater). Television: All My Children. Soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Erich Kunzel. BFA with honors from Carnegie Mellon University.

   

Skye Scott

Skye Scott (Fauchelevant/Babet/Ensemble)

Mr. Scott is going into his senior year at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, where he was recently seen starring as Keith Haring in the new musical Radiant Baby. He is thrilled to be joining Pittsburgh CLO for the first time this summer! He has performed at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago, West Virginia Public Theatre, as well as the Wagon Wheel Theatre.

   

 

Joseph Serafini (Gavroche)

11, will be attending sixth grade at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Bethel Park. Joseph is an avid piano student and has recently completed his fifth year as student of voice, dance and musical theater at the CLO Academy. Stage experience includes PCLO’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” (Tiny Tim) 2005-2008, “Oklahoma!” (Ensemble), “Peter Pan” (Michael Darling), and most recently “Joseph and the Amazing...” (Children’s Choir). Joseph recently completed the role of an orphan in the National Touring production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and the role of Winthrop in his school district’s high school production of “The Music Man”. In the fall of 2009 Joseph is also scheduled to appear with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops in the concert version of “The Musician”.

   
Jason Sparks
Jason Sparks (Claquesous/Ensemble)

Mr. Sparks is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh, his hometown, where he studied at Pittsburgh CLO Academy and was the 2006 choreography intern . Jason is a recent graduate of the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program at Penn State University. Regional: Grease (Kansas City Starlight) and Urinetown (Geva Theatre Centre).

   

Ashley Spencer (Eponine)

Ms. Spencer is thrilled to be making her Pittsburgh CLO debut as Eponine in Les Misérables. Her Broadway credits include: Grease (Sandy Dumbrowski) and Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle.) She was a finalist on the NBC talent competition series “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.” Prior to appearing on TV, Ashley portrayed Barbie in the national tour of Barbie Live! in Fairytopia.

   
Lauren Sprague
Lauren Sprague (Innkeeper's Wife/Ensemble)

Ms. Sprague is ecstatic to make her Pittsburgh CLO debut! She is a senior Musical Theatre major at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received a Cincinnati Acclaim Award for her performance in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Silvia). Other credits: CCM: How to Succeed…(Hedy LaRue), The Full Monty (Estelle); Jersey Productions: Grease (Sandy), The Fantasticks (Luisa) and Cincinnati Music Theatre: 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer) for which she received a Cincinnati Entertainment Award.

   
Kathryn Lin Terza
Kathryn Lin Terza (Old Beggar Woman/Ensemble)

Ms. Terza is grateful to be working with such wonderful people once more at Pittsburgh CLO! Her past CLO credits include West Side Story, Cats (Demeter), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Sarah), 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, and Grease.

   

Sally Wilfret

Sally Wilfert (Madame Thénardier)

Broadway: Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Disney’s King David. National Tour: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: The Lady in Penthouse B, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, The Mistress Cycle, The Prince & The Pauper. Other NY: West Side Story Suite (NYCB Lincoln Center), South Pacific in Concert, Sondheim Tribute, Cole Porter’s Jubilee (all at Carnegie Hall). Original Cast Recordings: Make Me A Song, Assassins, King David, The Prince & the Pauper, A Christmas Survival Guide, Sondheim: A Tribute, South Pacific in Concert (both on PBS). Regional: Marry Me A Little, Spelling Bee, Make Me A Song (World Premiere), The Last Five Years, Elegies:A Song Cycle, Enchanted April, Joyful Noise, Amadeus, to name a few. Television: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Loving” “The Americans” for Comedy Central.