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IN THE HEIGHTS

Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

Benedum Center

TONY AWARD®-WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL!
From the writer of HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS introduces audiences to a vibrant neighborhood on the brink of change, where the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air…potentially transforming the lives of the people and community forever. This revolutionary musical weaves Latin rhythms, hip-hop and pop to tell a captivating story about chasing the American dream as you cling to your roots and those you love. IN THE HEIGHTS is brimming with unforgettable songs and passionate choreography infused with the scorching rhythms and vibrant energy of a Manhattan heatwave! If there’s one show you have to see, it’s IN THE HEIGHTS

Click here for more information on IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Cast

BLANCA CAMACHO (Camila Rosario) Native New Yorker, NYU grad, and lucky to have worked with the late Marvin Hamlisch and in a piece with music by Mr. Burt Bacharach, book and lyrics by Spring Awakening’s Steven Sater. Broadway: original cast In the Heights. TV: Chicago Fire, Law & Order, Blue Bloods, Nurse Jackie, Kimmy Schmidt, Quantico, Divorce, Billions, Boardwalk Empire. Web series: Alternatino. Can be heard on TV and radio commercials, film, animation (Ice Age, Pinkalicious, Dora), audiobooks, and was even the voice of Chiquita Banana!

DAVID DEL RIO

DAVID DEL RIO (Sonny) is an American actor best known for starring in Fox’s Grease Live!, Universal Studios’ Pitch Perfect, and Blumhouse’s The Belko Experiment. He’s also starred in Disney’s Geek Charming and on Broadway in In the Heights. David has directed four short films and his feature, Sick For Toys, will be released this year. He graduated from New World School of the Arts in Miami, in 2006, and from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television in 2008. 

DAMON J. GILLESPIE (Graffiti Pete) is thrilled to do In the Heights at Pittsburgh CLO. Broadway: Newsies, Aladdin. Other: Dear Evan Hansen, West Side Story - Carnegie Hall, The Prom, The Good Swimmer. TV: Rise (F.K.A. Drama High) Emmy-Winning “Girl You Don’t Need Makeup” on Inside Amy Schumer. For: CCPA, CCA, Gray, Mom, Grace, Family, the Bros. “Please Enjoy.” Leviticus 19:18 Damonjgillespie.com

Joshua Grosso

JOSHUA GROSSO (Usnavi) is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He recently appeared in a new Korean musical in New York called Under the Bodhi Tree. He is humbled to play such an iconic character in such an iconic show and share a story that has had such a profound effect on so many generations of people. Now is the time for such a story, more than ever. He would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their support and love. 

Marcus Paul James

MARCUS PAUL JAMES (Benny) Actor, Singer/Songwriter - seen in Broadway’s MOTOWN: The Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning In the Heights, and Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- winning RENT. TV/Film include Collateral Beauty, RENT: Filmed Live, and The WIZ Live. A native New Yorker with albums available on iTunes and CDbaby, including his newest single “Romancipation Day.” For more info visit marcuspauljames.com.

YAEL KAROLY (Carla) is ecstatic to be making her Pittsburgh CLO debut! Born and raised in Southern California, Yael moved to Pittsburgh two years ago to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at Point Park University. You may have seen her perform in a variety of musicals and cabarets on both the west and east coast.   

Stephanie Klemons

STEPHANIE KLEMONS (Vanessa, Dance Captain) is a Drama Desk Award-winning Broadway performer & choreographer. An original cast member of Broadway’s Hamilton, In the Heights & If/Then, she made her Equity debut in the first National tour of Bombay Dreams. Associate Choreographer Hamilton, Bring It On, & the First National Tour of In the Heights. She is the International Dance Supervisor for Hamilton and the Founder of Katie’s Art Project (more at katiesartproject.org). She dedicates this show to her new wife! Thanks for your constant and unwavering support. Twitter: @steph_Klem Insta: @DANCEism

BILLY MASON (Piragua Guy) is thrilled to spend another summer at Pittsburgh CLO! Most recently, Billy has been seen at Pittsburgh CLO as Black Dude in The Toxic Avenger and last summer in Aida and as Henri in South Pacific. Other favorite roles include Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek in Shrek the Musical and Horton in Seussical. Billy Thanks God, his family and friends for strength and wisdom. Blessings! Corinthians 13:13. LDTB! Follow me: billy-mason.com

RICK NEGRON (Kevin Rosario) Rick was born and raised in Puerto Rico and received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Broadway credits: Leader of the Pack, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Legs Diamond, Man of La Mancha, The Goodbye Girl, Ragtime (L.A.), Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas), Kevin Rosario in In the Heights. National Tours: West Side Story (Action, Riff, Bernardo), Man of La Mancha. Danced in Michael Jackson’s Bad video and Chicago the movie. Rick resides in Los Angeles. Love to Leslie!

APRIL ORTIZ (Daniela) Daniela on the 1st National Tour of In the Heights, Abuela Standby on Broadway. National tours: Cats, La Cage Aux Folles. Off B’way: The View Upstairs, Matthew Lopez’ Somewhere, and Children Of Salt. Regional: Sunsets and Margaritas, Medea Macbeth Cinderella and Bright Ideas. Film & Television: Father Of The Bride I & II, The Majestic, Golden Girls, Everybody Loves Raymond, ER, 8 Simple Rules, Braindead, Law and Order CI and Down and Out In Beverly Hills

GENNY LIS PADILLA (Nina Rosario) is taking a break from her role in Broadway’s On Your Feet! to reprise her performance from the 1st  National Tour of In the Heights. TV: The Blacklist: Redemption; Off-Bway: RENT (revival); Broadway Tours: In The Heights, RENT and Junie B. Jones. She is an AMDA graduate and has a B.F.A in Musical Theater from the New School University. She studied acting at The Esper Studio in NYC and has a Master’s degree in IMC from Marist College. IG: @gennylis & TW: @GennyLisPadilla

Patricia Philllips

PATRICIA PHILLIPS (Abuela Claudia) was the first woman of African-American descent to play the role of Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera. Recent Broadway: Kinky Boots and Live From Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd. Original Broadway Casts: La Boheme, The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. TV: The Sopranos and Everybody’s Fine. Featured Soloist: The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Minnesota Orchestra, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony, The Bay Area Symphony, The Sioux City Symphony, The River City Brass Band and The Virginia Symphony. PatriciaPhillips.com

ANDRÉS ACOSTA (Ensemble) is an NYC based actor born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. National Tours: West Side Story (Bernardo) Flashdance (Joe/ensemble) Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Asolo Rep, North Shore, Merry Go Round Playhouse and Riverside Theatre. Favorite professional credits: Grease (Danny) A Chorus Line (Al) and Ragtime (Houdini) BFA Music Theatre from Florida State University and proud member of AEA.

LINDSEY BRACCO (Ensemble)  is thrilled to be back in her hometown!  Pittsburgh CLO: Wedding Singer, Man of La Mancha, Mary Poppins, Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain, Footloose, Legally Blonde, Curtains, The Producers.  Other credits: Cabaret, Nice Work If You Can Get It,  Seussical, Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street, White Christmas,  Guys and Dolls, Hello, Dolly!  FILM/TV:  FreeForm, Lovestruck: The Musical.  Special thanks to Pittsburgh CLO, MSA, family and friends. Love to Mom, Dad, Justin and Jordan!

Cameron Burke

CAMERON BURKE (Ensemble) is thrilled to head back Uptown! Credits: Matilda The Musical (1st National), In the Heights (2nd National), Chicago (NSMT), The Chase Brock Experience, a nationwide commercial for TARGET, Assistant Choreographer for The Mysteries (The Flea). Workshops: Love’s Labour’s Lost and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Marymount Manhattan College graduate, member of Actors Equity, and proud client of CTG.

CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO for another summer season! Pittsburgh CLO: Damn Yankees, Shrek (Big Bad Wolf), Aida, and South Pacific. TNP: Hairspray (Seaweed). UM: The Drowsy Chaperone (George), American Idiot (Declan), The Music Man. Proud member of Actor’s Equity. Education: University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy. Endless thanks to his family and everyone at Pittsburgh CLO! @chriskdc

CAMERON ANIKA HILL (Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut! Last seen as Lisa in Mamma Mia! at WBT & MTW! Credits - MTW: Aida (Aida u/s), Big Fish, Oklahoma, Pinocchio (Viola), Jesus Christ Superstar. Gretna: Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon). CCM: American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), 110 in the Shade (Lizzie u/s). CCM class of 2016. Thanks to everyone at CLO, Mom & Dad, and Judy Boals Inc.

CARINA-KAY LOUCHIEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO for her second season after appearing as The Fairy Godmother in Shrek, along with Aida, Damn Yankees and South Pacific! Carina-Kay is a rising Senior B.F.A Musical Theatre major at The University of Michigan. Endless thanks to Pittsburgh CLO, her supportive parents, RISPA and BDF! Go Blue! Instagram: carinalouchiey

JAVIER MANENTE (Ensemble) is very excited to be performing at the Benedum! Born and raised in Argentina. Recent credits: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Phoebus), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Oklahoma (Joe, Ali Hakim u/s), Altar Boyz (Juan). He was last seen at the CLO Cabaret playing Paco in Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. B.F.A: Point Park University. Follow his adventures @JavierManente

ALINE MAYAGOITIA (Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut. Aline loves Washington Heights so much she’s moving there this fall. Hailing from Mexico City, she graduated from the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program. Favorite roles include Veronica in Heathers and Farhad in Farhard or the Secret of Being. Gracias a mi familia entera.

COURTNEY ORTIZ (Ensemble) Tours: Finding Neverland, West Side Story (International), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, NYC: The Chase Brock Experience, TV: Dance Moms, Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row, The Today Show. Web Series: The Key of Awesome. YoungARTS Modern Dance Winner. Love to Mom, Dad, Grandparents & Jake. Live your Dream! @courtney.ortiz

JAMES ALLEN WASHINGTON (Ensemble) Originally from Rochester, NY and is thrilled to be making his Pittsburgh CLO Debut! Point Park graduate. Concert Dance: August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Owen/Cox Dance, Ballet Inc. Regional: West Side Story (Nibbles, Paper Mill Playhouse). Other: Lifetime Television, Vanity Fair, Fit Nation Magazine. Many thanks to family, friends, Nicholas and MSA. @Jawashi1

MICHAEL BALDERRAMA (Director / Choreographer) is an American Director, Choreographer, Producer, Dancer, Actor, Teacher, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He is currently the Resident Choreographer for Hamilton in Chicago. Select Broadway credits: Hamilton, Ghost, In the Heights, Movin’ Out. Film: Rock of Ages, Across the Universe, Michael Jackson’s Ghosts. Has choreographed and/or performed with Gloria Estefan, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Sutton Foster, Vanessa Williams, Brian Adams, Mariah Carey and Jay Sean. Resident Director/Choreographer of 2nd National Tour of In the Heights, and Associate Choreographer and Creative Consultant for the Broadway musical, Soul Doctor. He has taught for over 25 years on 4 continents, in more than 20 countries and in 47 of the 50 United States. He is currently producing the upcoming new musical Whiskeyland and new play Uncle Jackie with his production companies, Silver Towers Productions, LLC and Last Call Theatricals, LLC. MichealBalderrama.com. SilverTowersProductions.com. 

JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Music Director)  New York: Avenue Q, music director for Bunnicula (TheaterworksUSA and original cast recording) and Happy Birthday (TACT). National Tours:  Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Spamalot, Evita and Cats. Regionally, he has conducted productions for Casa Mañana, North Carolina Theatre, Sharon Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Engeman Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, The MUNY and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. He holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and New York University.

ANNA LOUIZOS (Set Designer) Broadway: Tony nominations for In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity; School of Rock, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Dames at Sea, Honeymoon in Vegas, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Avenue Q, The Performers, Curtains, Baby It’s You, All About Me, To Be Or Not To Be, Steel Magnolias and Golda’s Balcony.

KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer) has almost 100 Broadway shows to his credit including such theatre milestones as Sweeney Todd and Chicago, the longest running American musical in history. Many awards including Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Lumen (Architecture), in 2015 Ken was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

GAIL BALDONI (Costume Designer) 12 years with Pittsburgh CLO. New York City Opera’s Wonderful Town, New York Philharmonic’s My Fair Lady, and Emmy nominated for NBC’s Another World. Other designs for Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera, The Ahmanson Theater, The Boston Ballet, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Riverside Theatre and Cape Playhouse. 13 Off-Broadway shows. The Rockettes, Disney on Ice and Ringling Bros. Circus are other favorite projects.

JEFF KNAGGS (Hair Designer) TUTS: Dreamgirls, Into The Woods, How to Succeed…, The Rocky Horror Show, Million Dollar Quartet, Heathers, Mary Poppins, Sweet Potato Queens, Bonnie & Clyde, A Christmas Story, Music Man. Broadway: Spamalot, Les Misérables, The Woman in White, Beauty and the Beast, Dracula, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Mamma Mia!, Peepshow, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Dancing With The Stars and America’s Got Talent.

RENÉE RIMLAND (Production Stage Manager) is happy to be back at Pittsburgh CLO! Broadway: Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Fosse, Jekyll & Hyde, Steel Pier. National Tours: 42nd Street, Beauty…, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera, Savion! Footnotes, Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story, Evita, Bye! Bye! Birdie. She is proudest of her latest production, her beautiful daughter, Jocelyn! Longstanding AEA member.

HEATHER ANKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager) has recently worked with The REP, Pittsburgh CLO, PICT, Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera and many more. She is a member of AEA, AGMA, and IATSE Lo. #3, Recent Credits: Woody’s Order, A Musical Christmas Carol, Wig Out, Merchant of Venice, Choir Boy, Souvenir, Last Five Years, Man of La Mancha, Carmen, Falstaff, Dead Man Walking, Magic Flute, Billy Budd, Grapes of Wrath, Hansel and Gretel, Marriage of Figaro, La Boheme.

KELLY HAYWOOD (Assistant Stage Manager) Past productions with Pittsburgh CLO include: Aida, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Shrek, Mary Poppins, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Musical Christmas Carol and 42nd Street. Pittsburgh Public Theater: Born Yesterday, Noises Off, An Iliad and True West. World Premiere of Tell it to the Marines. Kelly has also done several productions with the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet.

LIZ KIMBALL (Assistant to Director) Recent directing/choreography includes South Pacific and Carousel at the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Center, The Gondoliers (OperaDelaware), and Happy Foods (co-conceiver, Music Theatre Company). Also an award-winning actress and voice/text coach, Liz graduated from Northwestern University (BS), and The University of Texas at Austin (MFA). She teaches at The New School for Drama, and writes at lizkimball.com/blog. IG: @lizkimball.

ALISON SOLOMON (Assistant to Choreographer) Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gigi, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. NY/Regional: Sweet Charity, Smokey Joe’s Café, Bandstand, The Honeymooners, Bull Durham. TV: Acer and Lord & Taylor Commercials, The View, Dora’s Explorer Girls. Performance credits: Finding Neverland, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Swing!, Boardwalk Empire, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and more! www.alisolomon.com

TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) Broadway/Tours: Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hello, Dolly!, War Paint, Present Laughter, Come from Away, Waitress, On Your Feet!, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked, Something Rotten!, The King and I, An American in Paris, The Sound of Music. Film: Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe. TV: This Is Us, I’m Dying Up Here, One Day at a Time, Julie’s Greenroom, commercials. www.telseyandco.com

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IN THE HEIGHTS

Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

Benedum Center

TONY AWARD®-WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL!
From the writer of HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS introduces audiences to a vibrant neighborhood on the brink of change, where the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air…potentially transforming the lives of the people and community forever. This revolutionary musical weaves Latin rhythms, hip-hop and pop to tell a captivating story about chasing the American dream as you cling to your roots and those you love. IN THE HEIGHTS is brimming with unforgettable songs and passionate choreography infused with the scorching rhythms and vibrant energy of a Manhattan heatwave! If there’s one show you have to see, it’s IN THE HEIGHTS

Click here for more information on IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Cast

BLANCA CAMACHO (Camila Rosario) Native New Yorker, NYU grad, and lucky to have worked with the late Marvin Hamlisch and in a piece with music by Mr. Burt Bacharach, book and lyrics by Spring Awakening’s Steven Sater. Broadway: original cast In the Heights. TV: Chicago Fire, Law & Order, Blue Bloods, Nurse Jackie, Kimmy Schmidt, Quantico, Divorce, Billions, Boardwalk Empire. Web series: Alternatino. Can be heard on TV and radio commercials, film, animation (Ice Age, Pinkalicious, Dora), audiobooks, and was even the voice of Chiquita Banana!

DAVID DEL RIO

DAVID DEL RIO (Sonny) is an American actor best known for starring in Fox’s Grease Live!, Universal Studios’ Pitch Perfect, and Blumhouse’s The Belko Experiment. He’s also starred in Disney’s Geek Charming and on Broadway in In the Heights. David has directed four short films and his feature, Sick For Toys, will be released this year. He graduated from New World School of the Arts in Miami, in 2006, and from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television in 2008. 

DAMON J. GILLESPIE (Graffiti Pete) is thrilled to do In the Heights at Pittsburgh CLO. Broadway: Newsies, Aladdin. Other: Dear Evan Hansen, West Side Story - Carnegie Hall, The Prom, The Good Swimmer. TV: Rise (F.K.A. Drama High) Emmy-Winning “Girl You Don’t Need Makeup” on Inside Amy Schumer. For: CCPA, CCA, Gray, Mom, Grace, Family, the Bros. “Please Enjoy.” Leviticus 19:18 Damonjgillespie.com

Joshua Grosso

JOSHUA GROSSO (Usnavi) is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He recently appeared in a new Korean musical in New York called Under the Bodhi Tree. He is humbled to play such an iconic character in such an iconic show and share a story that has had such a profound effect on so many generations of people. Now is the time for such a story, more than ever. He would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their support and love. 

Marcus Paul James

MARCUS PAUL JAMES (Benny) Actor, Singer/Songwriter - seen in Broadway’s MOTOWN: The Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning In the Heights, and Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- winning RENT. TV/Film include Collateral Beauty, RENT: Filmed Live, and The WIZ Live. A native New Yorker with albums available on iTunes and CDbaby, including his newest single “Romancipation Day.” For more info visit marcuspauljames.com.

YAEL KAROLY (Carla) is ecstatic to be making her Pittsburgh CLO debut! Born and raised in Southern California, Yael moved to Pittsburgh two years ago to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at Point Park University. You may have seen her perform in a variety of musicals and cabarets on both the west and east coast.   

Stephanie Klemons

STEPHANIE KLEMONS (Vanessa, Dance Captain) is a Drama Desk Award-winning Broadway performer & choreographer. An original cast member of Broadway’s Hamilton, In the Heights & If/Then, she made her Equity debut in the first National tour of Bombay Dreams. Associate Choreographer Hamilton, Bring It On, & the First National Tour of In the Heights. She is the International Dance Supervisor for Hamilton and the Founder of Katie’s Art Project (more at katiesartproject.org). She dedicates this show to her new wife! Thanks for your constant and unwavering support. Twitter: @steph_Klem Insta: @DANCEism

BILLY MASON (Piragua Guy) is thrilled to spend another summer at Pittsburgh CLO! Most recently, Billy has been seen at Pittsburgh CLO as Black Dude in The Toxic Avenger and last summer in Aida and as Henri in South Pacific. Other favorite roles include Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek in Shrek the Musical and Horton in Seussical. Billy Thanks God, his family and friends for strength and wisdom. Blessings! Corinthians 13:13. LDTB! Follow me: billy-mason.com

RICK NEGRON (Kevin Rosario) Rick was born and raised in Puerto Rico and received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Broadway credits: Leader of the Pack, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Legs Diamond, Man of La Mancha, The Goodbye Girl, Ragtime (L.A.), Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas), Kevin Rosario in In the Heights. National Tours: West Side Story (Action, Riff, Bernardo), Man of La Mancha. Danced in Michael Jackson’s Bad video and Chicago the movie. Rick resides in Los Angeles. Love to Leslie!

APRIL ORTIZ (Daniela) Daniela on the 1st National Tour of In the Heights, Abuela Standby on Broadway. National tours: Cats, La Cage Aux Folles. Off B’way: The View Upstairs, Matthew Lopez’ Somewhere, and Children Of Salt. Regional: Sunsets and Margaritas, Medea Macbeth Cinderella and Bright Ideas. Film & Television: Father Of The Bride I & II, The Majestic, Golden Girls, Everybody Loves Raymond, ER, 8 Simple Rules, Braindead, Law and Order CI and Down and Out In Beverly Hills

GENNY LIS PADILLA (Nina Rosario) is taking a break from her role in Broadway’s On Your Feet! to reprise her performance from the 1st  National Tour of In the Heights. TV: The Blacklist: Redemption; Off-Bway: RENT (revival); Broadway Tours: In The Heights, RENT and Junie B. Jones. She is an AMDA graduate and has a B.F.A in Musical Theater from the New School University. She studied acting at The Esper Studio in NYC and has a Master’s degree in IMC from Marist College. IG: @gennylis & TW: @GennyLisPadilla

Patricia Philllips

PATRICIA PHILLIPS (Abuela Claudia) was the first woman of African-American descent to play the role of Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera. Recent Broadway: Kinky Boots and Live From Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd. Original Broadway Casts: La Boheme, The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. TV: The Sopranos and Everybody’s Fine. Featured Soloist: The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Minnesota Orchestra, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony, The Bay Area Symphony, The Sioux City Symphony, The River City Brass Band and The Virginia Symphony. PatriciaPhillips.com

ANDRÉS ACOSTA (Ensemble) is an NYC based actor born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. National Tours: West Side Story (Bernardo) Flashdance (Joe/ensemble) Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Asolo Rep, North Shore, Merry Go Round Playhouse and Riverside Theatre. Favorite professional credits: Grease (Danny) A Chorus Line (Al) and Ragtime (Houdini) BFA Music Theatre from Florida State University and proud member of AEA.

LINDSEY BRACCO (Ensemble)  is thrilled to be back in her hometown!  Pittsburgh CLO: Wedding Singer, Man of La Mancha, Mary Poppins, Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain, Footloose, Legally Blonde, Curtains, The Producers.  Other credits: Cabaret, Nice Work If You Can Get It,  Seussical, Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street, White Christmas,  Guys and Dolls, Hello, Dolly!  FILM/TV:  FreeForm, Lovestruck: The Musical.  Special thanks to Pittsburgh CLO, MSA, family and friends. Love to Mom, Dad, Justin and Jordan!

Cameron Burke

CAMERON BURKE (Ensemble) is thrilled to head back Uptown! Credits: Matilda The Musical (1st National), In the Heights (2nd National), Chicago (NSMT), The Chase Brock Experience, a nationwide commercial for TARGET, Assistant Choreographer for The Mysteries (The Flea). Workshops: Love’s Labour’s Lost and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Marymount Manhattan College graduate, member of Actors Equity, and proud client of CTG.

CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO for another summer season! Pittsburgh CLO: Damn Yankees, Shrek (Big Bad Wolf), Aida, and South Pacific. TNP: Hairspray (Seaweed). UM: The Drowsy Chaperone (George), American Idiot (Declan), The Music Man. Proud member of Actor’s Equity. Education: University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy. Endless thanks to his family and everyone at Pittsburgh CLO! @chriskdc

CAMERON ANIKA HILL (Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut! Last seen as Lisa in Mamma Mia! at WBT & MTW! Credits - MTW: Aida (Aida u/s), Big Fish, Oklahoma, Pinocchio (Viola), Jesus Christ Superstar. Gretna: Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon). CCM: American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), 110 in the Shade (Lizzie u/s). CCM class of 2016. Thanks to everyone at CLO, Mom & Dad, and Judy Boals Inc.

CARINA-KAY LOUCHIEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO for her second season after appearing as The Fairy Godmother in Shrek, along with Aida, Damn Yankees and South Pacific! Carina-Kay is a rising Senior B.F.A Musical Theatre major at The University of Michigan. Endless thanks to Pittsburgh CLO, her supportive parents, RISPA and BDF! Go Blue! Instagram: carinalouchiey

JAVIER MANENTE (Ensemble) is very excited to be performing at the Benedum! Born and raised in Argentina. Recent credits: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Phoebus), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Oklahoma (Joe, Ali Hakim u/s), Altar Boyz (Juan). He was last seen at the CLO Cabaret playing Paco in Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. B.F.A: Point Park University. Follow his adventures @JavierManente

ALINE MAYAGOITIA (Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut. Aline loves Washington Heights so much she’s moving there this fall. Hailing from Mexico City, she graduated from the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program. Favorite roles include Veronica in Heathers and Farhad in Farhard or the Secret of Being. Gracias a mi familia entera.

COURTNEY ORTIZ (Ensemble) Tours: Finding Neverland, West Side Story (International), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, NYC: The Chase Brock Experience, TV: Dance Moms, Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row, The Today Show. Web Series: The Key of Awesome. YoungARTS Modern Dance Winner. Love to Mom, Dad, Grandparents & Jake. Live your Dream! @courtney.ortiz

JAMES ALLEN WASHINGTON (Ensemble) Originally from Rochester, NY and is thrilled to be making his Pittsburgh CLO Debut! Point Park graduate. Concert Dance: August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Owen/Cox Dance, Ballet Inc. Regional: West Side Story (Nibbles, Paper Mill Playhouse). Other: Lifetime Television, Vanity Fair, Fit Nation Magazine. Many thanks to family, friends, Nicholas and MSA. @Jawashi1

MICHAEL BALDERRAMA (Director / Choreographer) is an American Director, Choreographer, Producer, Dancer, Actor, Teacher, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He is currently the Resident Choreographer for Hamilton in Chicago. Select Broadway credits: Hamilton, Ghost, In the Heights, Movin’ Out. Film: Rock of Ages, Across the Universe, Michael Jackson’s Ghosts. Has choreographed and/or performed with Gloria Estefan, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Sutton Foster, Vanessa Williams, Brian Adams, Mariah Carey and Jay Sean. Resident Director/Choreographer of 2nd National Tour of In the Heights, and Associate Choreographer and Creative Consultant for the Broadway musical, Soul Doctor. He has taught for over 25 years on 4 continents, in more than 20 countries and in 47 of the 50 United States. He is currently producing the upcoming new musical Whiskeyland and new play Uncle Jackie with his production companies, Silver Towers Productions, LLC and Last Call Theatricals, LLC. MichealBalderrama.com. SilverTowersProductions.com. 

JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Music Director)  New York: Avenue Q, music director for Bunnicula (TheaterworksUSA and original cast recording) and Happy Birthday (TACT). National Tours:  Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Spamalot, Evita and Cats. Regionally, he has conducted productions for Casa Mañana, North Carolina Theatre, Sharon Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Engeman Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, The MUNY and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. He holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and New York University.

ANNA LOUIZOS (Set Designer) Broadway: Tony nominations for In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity; School of Rock, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Dames at Sea, Honeymoon in Vegas, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Avenue Q, The Performers, Curtains, Baby It’s You, All About Me, To Be Or Not To Be, Steel Magnolias and Golda’s Balcony.

KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer) has almost 100 Broadway shows to his credit including such theatre milestones as Sweeney Todd and Chicago, the longest running American musical in history. Many awards including Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Lumen (Architecture), in 2015 Ken was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

GAIL BALDONI (Costume Designer) 12 years with Pittsburgh CLO. New York City Opera’s Wonderful Town, New York Philharmonic’s My Fair Lady, and Emmy nominated for NBC’s Another World. Other designs for Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera, The Ahmanson Theater, The Boston Ballet, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Riverside Theatre and Cape Playhouse. 13 Off-Broadway shows. The Rockettes, Disney on Ice and Ringling Bros. Circus are other favorite projects.

JEFF KNAGGS (Hair Designer) TUTS: Dreamgirls, Into The Woods, How to Succeed…, The Rocky Horror Show, Million Dollar Quartet, Heathers, Mary Poppins, Sweet Potato Queens, Bonnie & Clyde, A Christmas Story, Music Man. Broadway: Spamalot, Les Misérables, The Woman in White, Beauty and the Beast, Dracula, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Mamma Mia!, Peepshow, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Dancing With The Stars and America’s Got Talent.

RENÉE RIMLAND (Production Stage Manager) is happy to be back at Pittsburgh CLO! Broadway: Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Fosse, Jekyll & Hyde, Steel Pier. National Tours: 42nd Street, Beauty…, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera, Savion! Footnotes, Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story, Evita, Bye! Bye! Birdie. She is proudest of her latest production, her beautiful daughter, Jocelyn! Longstanding AEA member.

HEATHER ANKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager) has recently worked with The REP, Pittsburgh CLO, PICT, Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera and many more. She is a member of AEA, AGMA, and IATSE Lo. #3, Recent Credits: Woody’s Order, A Musical Christmas Carol, Wig Out, Merchant of Venice, Choir Boy, Souvenir, Last Five Years, Man of La Mancha, Carmen, Falstaff, Dead Man Walking, Magic Flute, Billy Budd, Grapes of Wrath, Hansel and Gretel, Marriage of Figaro, La Boheme.

KELLY HAYWOOD (Assistant Stage Manager) Past productions with Pittsburgh CLO include: Aida, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Shrek, Mary Poppins, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Musical Christmas Carol and 42nd Street. Pittsburgh Public Theater: Born Yesterday, Noises Off, An Iliad and True West. World Premiere of Tell it to the Marines. Kelly has also done several productions with the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet.

LIZ KIMBALL (Assistant to Director) Recent directing/choreography includes South Pacific and Carousel at the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Center, The Gondoliers (OperaDelaware), and Happy Foods (co-conceiver, Music Theatre Company). Also an award-winning actress and voice/text coach, Liz graduated from Northwestern University (BS), and The University of Texas at Austin (MFA). She teaches at The New School for Drama, and writes at lizkimball.com/blog. IG: @lizkimball.

ALISON SOLOMON (Assistant to Choreographer) Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gigi, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. NY/Regional: Sweet Charity, Smokey Joe’s Café, Bandstand, The Honeymooners, Bull Durham. TV: Acer and Lord & Taylor Commercials, The View, Dora’s Explorer Girls. Performance credits: Finding Neverland, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Swing!, Boardwalk Empire, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and more! www.alisolomon.com

TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) Broadway/Tours: Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hello, Dolly!, War Paint, Present Laughter, Come from Away, Waitress, On Your Feet!, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked, Something Rotten!, The King and I, An American in Paris, The Sound of Music. Film: Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe. TV: This Is Us, I’m Dying Up Here, One Day at a Time, Julie’s Greenroom, commercials. www.telseyandco.com