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Miss Saigon Cast

 

 
Becca Ayers (Ellen)

Broadway: South Pacific (original revival cast); Les Misérables (original revival cast); Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: Sarah, Plain and Tall. Tour: Jekyll and Hyde (1st National). Regional: Sarah, Plain and Tall (World Premiere; Dallas Theatre Center); Children of Eden (Ford’s Theatre); Comedy of Errors (Kansas City Rep); Cabaret (Barrington Stage Company); Hello Dolly (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). TV/Film: “Guiding Light”; Clear Blue Tuesday (a movie musical with characters, songs and scenes created by the cast). CD: brainypants with band: baby goes bang, upcoming EP: Lovesick.

     
   
Ma-Anne Dionisio (Kim)

Ms. Dionisio is thrilled to be back at Pittsburgh CLO. Ma-Anne is best known for playing Kim in the Canadian Premiere of Miss Saigon for which she was nominated for “Best Actress in a Musical.” Some of her other credits include Kim in Miss Saigon (Austrailian Premiere Production and London Production), Marie in West Side Story (Stratford Festival), Mei Li in a Flower Drum Song (Broadway), Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Kansas City). Ma-Anne dedicates her work to the loves of her life—Nika, Cody and Anya.

     
 
Kevin Gray (Engineer)

Mr. Gray is delighted to return to PCLO for his fifth production, and to Toronto, where he was honored with the Dora Mavor Moore Award for his performance as “The Engineer.” His Broadway and National Tour credits include The Lion King, The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, A Little Night Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Showboat, Kiss Of The Spiderwoman, The King & I, Titanic, Chu Chem, Night Of The Iguana, and The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Off-Broadway: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife, The Death Of Garcia Lorca, The Knife, and Lola. Television: “Law And Order SVU” and “Criminal Intent”, “Linc’s”, “The Equalizer”, “Miami Vice”, “The Guiding Light”, “One Life To Live”, and “Ryan’s Hope.” A faculty member at Rollins College, he currently appears in the Symphony Concert Tour “Three Phantoms In Concert”. His CD “It’s My Time To Shine” is available on cdbaby.com.

     
   
Devin Ilaw (Thuy)

Mr. Ilaw is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh after graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2007. Favorite credits include Jake in Wanda’s World (World Premiere off-Broadway), Dionysus in The Rockae (IUT), Lun Tha in The King and I (WVPT), Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie (MTW & Stages St. Louis), Les Misérables (NSMT & TUTS), and in readings of Frank Wildhorn’s new musical Tears of Heaven. Devin conducted the off-Broadway productions of Imelda and Silver Bullet Trailer (World Premiere), is the Resident MD for Dreamlight Theatre Company, and maintains a private vocal studio in NYC. He is so blessed and grateful! 

     
   
Aaron Ramey (Chris)

Mr. Ramey is thrilled to return to CLO! Broadway: Curtains, Young Frankenstein, ...Millie (Original Cast); National Tours: Sweet Charity (Vittorio Vidal), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Beast); NYC workshops: A Tale of Two Cities (Darnay), Take Flight (Lindbergh), The Woman Upstairs (NYMF); Regional: Carousel (BSC), Shenandoah (Ford’s), A Little Night Music, Oklahoma (PCLO), Sweeney Todd (CenterStage), Miss Saigon, 1776 (PaperMill), West Side Story (AMTSJ), Baby Case (World Premiere, Arden Theatre Co.). TV: “Kings”, “New Amsterdam”, “Guiding Light”, “All My Children”, “As The World Turns.” Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

     
   
Josh Tower (John)

Mr. Tower recently completed an off Broadway run as Langston Hughes in the world premiere of Langston In Harlem. Other joints include Parade at the Mark Taper Forum, Judas in CLO Southbay’s Jesus Christ Superstar, Prince Gallant in The Princess & the Black-Eyed Pea at San Diego Rep, Simba in Disney’s The Lion King (Broadway & original Gazelle Tour), Ragtime (Broadway & Chicago), Violet, Miss Saigon, Les Mis, Dreamgirls, Chess, The Bubbly Black Girl…, Leap of Faith, The Times, As You Like It, Once on this Island, Joseph…, Godspell, Baby, Avenue X, Three Penny Opera, Cymbeline, some of this, a bit of that, some T.V, some film. MFA, UNC Chapel Hill/ BA, Temple University. Proud Equity Member. Live, Love, Laugh!!

 

 Creative team

Barry Ivan (Director/Choreographer)
Mr. Ivan is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh and be working with the incredibly talented CLO staff, cast and crew. Selected highlights of previous CLO Director/ Choreographer credits include Les Misérables, The Full Monty featuring Sally Struthers, A Little Night Music with Dee Hoty and Beth Leavel, Company with Malcom Gets and Michelle Pawk, Anything Goes starring Carolee Carmello, Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe’s and West Side Story. Mr. Ivan is associated with theatres throughout the US and Europe ranging from Guest Director at Yale to the German State Opera. Actively involved in new works, Barry had the pleasure of working with Maury Yeston when he staged Yeston’s musical In the Beginning, and he recently directed Tales on Tinseltown off-Broadway at the Acorn Theatre in association the Director’s Company. Mr. Ivan’s productions of Hairspray and The Full Monty have received the IRNE Awards for Best Musical; and Mr. Ivan has been IRNE nominated as Best Director for his productions of Les Misérables and Nine. Mr. Ivan directed two television pilots, “Empire” and “Rags to Bitches”, and he recently completed his first independent film project.

 

Tom Helm (Music Director)
Mr. Helm returns for his fifteenth season with Pittsburgh CLO. On Broadway, he was musical director of Les Misérables, of Me and My Girl, and the revival of Brigadoon. He was musical director of the first national tour of Cats, and conducted Cats on Broadway early in its run. At Radio City, he conducted 5-6-7-8 Dance! starring Sandy Duncan. Tom is also the resident music director at Paper Mill Playhouse, where he has conducted some 30 productions, including Follies (also on CD), Crazy For You (also on PBS), and She Loves Me. He is the musical supervisor for the live theatre productions of Diego Live, Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer. Recently, Tom was musical supervisor of the Broadway play-with-music, Souvenir with Judy Kaye. 

 

John McClain (Lighting Designer)
Mr. McClain’s credits include National and International productions of musicals, ballet and opera. He has spent 21 years designing for Pittsburgh CLO. He has designed for Ice Capades, Radio City Music Hall, The Lido in Paris, Jubilee for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and Reno. He has represented every major regional theater and opera company in the USA. In the summer, he divides time between Pittsburgh CLO, Theater of the Stars in Atlanta and the Dallas Summer Musicals. He has designed productions of Porgy and Bess all over the world. He has been represented on the road by Rugrats, Camelot, Joseph..., The King & I, The Sound of Music and Bombay Dreams. John lives in New York City and Connecticut.