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TITANIC

Jun 22, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018

Benedum Center

TONY AWARD®-WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL
Come aboard the ship of dreams in this heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of the Titanic’s fateful journey. In the final hour of April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg, and tragic history was made. Based on historical figures aboard the greatest ship in the world, this stunning musical focuses on the hopes and aspirations of its passengers and the exciting new adventures they seek.TITANIC is certain to captivate history lovers and musical theater fans alike, leaving audiences spellbound in its wake!

View the Show Content Guide.

Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

Cast

Bradley Dean

BRADLEY DEAN (Thomas Andrews) is grateful to return to the town of his alma mater (CMU) and Pittsburgh CLO where from he has performed in over a dozen shows including 1776 (John Dickinson), The Desert Song (Sid El Kar), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter). Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, A Little Night Music, Spamalot, Doctor Zhivago, Evita, The Last Ship, Company, Jane Eyre, The Story of My Life, and Man of La Mancha. NYC: The Most Happy Fella, A New Brain (City Center Encores), Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic), and The Fantasticks. www.bradleydean.net

Christopher Gurr

CHRISTOPHER GURR (Captain Edward J. Smith) starred as Gus in last season’s Trevor Nunn/Andy Blankenbuehler Broadway revival of Cats. Other Broadway credits: Tuck Everlasting, Kinky Boots, Amazing Grace, and All The Way with Bryan Cranston. First National Tours: Memphis, Spamalot. Regional: The Sting (Paper Mill), Copenhagen, 1776, Twelve Angry Men (Geva), Tommy, Oklahoma! (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Lion in Winter (Indiana Rep), The Drowsy Chaperone (Human Race). TV: Madam Secretary. Proud union member: Actors’ Equity, SAG/AFTRA, and Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. ChristopherGurr.com

Laird Mackintosh

LAIRD MACKINTOSH (J. Bruce Ismay) is delighted to be performing with Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. He currently plays Monsieur Andre and covers the Phantom in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera. Previously on Broadway: John Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde and Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. Elsewhere: James Wilson in 1776 at Encores City Centre NY. Victor Prynne in Private Lives at the Pittsburgh Public. Eight seasons at the Stratford Festival of Canada. Ten productions with Toronto’s Opera Atelier.

Katie Anderson

KATIE ANDERSON (Kate Murphey, DaMico Dancer, Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut! Favorite regional: Beauty and the Beast (Dance Captain, u/s Madame de la Grande Bouche), North Shore Music Theatre; The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), Bucks County Playhouse; Fulton Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Syracuse Stage. Syracuse University BFA. Endless thanks to everyone at Pittsburgh CLO, CESD and my loving and supportive family. All my love to Zack.

Becky Barta

BECKY BARTA (Ida Straus, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh CLO! New York: Les Misérables (Mme. Thenardier) - Broadway and the National Tour, Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mrs. Claus), Frankenstein (cast recording), Meet Me In St. Louis. Off-Broadway and over 25 productions nationally: Forbidden Broadway and Always...Patsy Cline. Favorite regional: A Little Night Music (dir. Barry Ivan) at Pittsburgh CLO! Love to Mom and husband, David Sonneborn. 

Jerome Doerger

JEROME DOERGER (Jim Farrell, Stoker, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Pittsburgh CLO debut on the Benedum stage this summer. Graduate of Wright State University (BFA) National Tours include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Young Frankenstein. Regional credits include Rent (Gateway Playhouse) and The Addams Family (Ogunquit Playhouse). Much thanks to his friends and family for all of their love and support, especially Ashley. Instagram
@jromeyrome

Joseph Domencic

JOSEPH DOMENCIC (Edgar Beane, Joseph Boxhall, Ensemble) has worked extensively as an actor, composer, and music director in the area’s professional theatres, including roles in over 20 productions with Pittsburgh CLO.  He also wrote two children’s musicals for Pittsburgh CLO’s Gallery of Heroes program: The Next Galileo (2015 tour) and the upcoming Beyond the Moon (co-authored with his wife, Christina McCann). Joseph teaches at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.

Alex Dorf

ALEX DORF (Bellboy, DaMico Dancer, Dance Captain, Ensemble) is returning to Pittsburgh CLO this summer, after performing in Newsies and Mamma Mia! last year! He’s eager to spend some more time in Pittsburgh and perform on the Benedum stage. A graduate of Penn State, Alex’s recent credits include Mamma Mia! (Ogunquit Playhouse), Gypsy and Big River (Sharon Playhouse), and some performances at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC.

JULIE GARNYE

JULIE GARNYÉ (Alice Beane, Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut! Julie can currently be seen as Bulda/Queen Iduna in Frozen Live at Disneyland. Other appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Closer, the 2013 Academy Awards, Cats (National Tour), First Things Last (London’s Garrick Theatre) and Les Misérables, Chicago and Mamma Mia! at The Hollywood Bowl. She has sung with numerous symphony orchestras and is currently recording her first album, entitled “&”. www.juliegarnye.com

Luke Halferty

LUKE HALFERTY (Charles Lightoller, Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO where he was recently seen in The 39 Steps, First Date, and A Musical Christmas Carol. Luke has also appeared regionally with Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT Classic Theatre, The REP, St. Vincent Summer Theatre, Stage Right, Playhouse Jr., Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company, and others. BFA from Point Park University. Proud member of AEA. www.lukehalferty.com

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA (Charles Clarke, Ensemble) Broadway: Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music (Henrik) opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones & Angela Lansbury, followed by Bernadette Peters & Elaine Stritch. Off-Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress (The Minstrel), Dear World (opposite Tyne Daly). Select regional: The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic) at the 5th Avenue Theatre & the Ordway Center; Cabaret (Cliff) at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus; The Tempest (Ariel) at the Dallas Theater Center; Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka) at Pittsburgh CLO. Carnegie Mellon graduate. www.HunterRyanHerdlicka.com
@HRHerdlicka

Zach Herman

ZACH HERMAN (Frederick Fleet, Frank Carlson, Stoker, Ensemble) is ecstatic to be onstage at Pittsburgh CLO! From Sarasota, Florida, Zach has been acting since he was 8 and is now gearing up for senior year at Carnegie Mellon University. Next year he will attend The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the fall and return to play the Emcee in Cabaret at CMU!

Jeffrey Howell

JEFFREY HOWELL (Robert Hitchens, Isidor Straus, Ensemble) Jeff’s latest projects include Citizens Market at City Theatre and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Last summer, he appeared in Damn Yankees at Sacramento Music Circus. Credits include more than 80 Pittsburgh CLO productions. Other: Souvenir, Choir Boy, Tigers Be Still, Worksong and Red Herring. Television: All My Children, The Young and the Restless. Films: The Dark Half, The Cemetery Club.

Charlotte Perry Maltby

CHARLOTTE PERRY MALTBY (Kate McGowan, Ensemble) National Tour: The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: Starting Here Starting Now (York Theatre), Icon (The Duke Theatre). Regional: The Muny, Theater Under the Stars, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, The New Theater, La Mirada Theater.  Film: Ithaca, AWOL, The Last Five Years, People People, Work It, Honey. Television: Aquarius. Charlotte has performed with the Houston and Omaha Symphony Orchestras. Proud University of Michigan graduate. Follow dem shenanigans @cmalts!

KEVIN MASSEY

KEVIN MASSEY (Harold Bride, Joseph Bell, Wallace Hartley, Ensemble) Broadway/NYC: Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis, Tarzan, Deaf West’s Big River, NYCO’s Antony & Cleopatra, Playwrights Horizons’ Bella, An American Tall Tale;  Europe: Tarzan, Grease! Regional/Tour: Gentleman’s Guide (1st National), Little House on the Prairie (1st National, Paper Mill, Guthrie), Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Bonnie & Clyde (Asolo Rep), Pippin (Utah Shakespeare & KC Rep), UNC Morehead-Cain Scholar. @kcmassey1 www.kevinmassey.com

Chris Peluso

CHRIS PELUSO (Frederick Barrett, Ensemble) Broadway/NY credits: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Assassins; Mamma Mia!; Elton John’s Lestat and The Glorious Ones. West End/UK credits: Show Boat; Miss Saigon; Death Takes a Holiday; Funny Girl (U.K. Tour); The Woman in White. Other theater credits: Wicked (US national tour); West Side Story; Les Misérables; Bonnie and Clyde; Romeo and Juliet and Sunset Boulevard. BFA in Musical Theatre, University of Michigan. Thanks so much to Van, Roseanna, Buddy, and the entire Pittsburgh CLO for giving me countless opportunities and teaching me how to be a better person.

QUINN PATRICK SHANNON

QUINN PATRICK SHANNON (Herbert Pitman, Henry Etches, Ensemble) is thrilled to finally be making his Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season debut after appearing in 6 previous CLO Cabaret productions including the recent world premiere of Up and Away (Ronak Fairchild & Others). Others: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo) for PMT, and Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson) for the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Special thanks to my beautiful fiancée, Caroline!

ALLAN SNYDER

ALLAN SNYDER (William Murdoch, Bass Player, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his summer season debut. Allan appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables, off-Broadway in The Fantasticks and in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera (often in the title role). Pittsburgh credits include The 39 Steps (CLO Cabaret), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (PMT) and Daddy Long Legs, Funny Thing...Forum, and Hamlet (Pittsburgh Public Theater). For Kate and Lu!

ERIKA STRASBURG

ERIKA STRASBURG (Caroline Neville, Ensemble) Thrilled to be aboard the Titanic! Pittsburgh CLO: Up and Away, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Ring of Fire and A Musical Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: St. Joan of the Stockyards. Regional: Pittsburgh Public Theater (Hamlet), Bristol Riverside Theater (Gypsy, Pirates of Penzance), Kinetic Theater (Cock, Three Days in the Country, The Liar). Upcoming: St. Vincent Summer Theater and Mountain Playhouse. Carnegie Mellon Drama graduate.
@airekuh

OLIVIA VADNAIS

OLIVIA VADNAIS (Kate Mullins, Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back at Pittsburgh CLO after appearing previously in Xanadu as Kira/Clio and in the inaugural SPARK festival. Here in the ‘burgh she has also performed with City Theatre Co. and Quantum Theatre. Proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and proud member of Actors’ Equity. IG: @_olive_____ More at
www.oliviavadnais.com

GIANNI DELMASTRO

GIANNI DELMASTRO (Teen Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on stage with the Pittsburgh CLO! His previous credits include Mary Poppins (Ensemble) and Gypsy (Ensemble). He is a student at the CLO Academy. Many thanks to his family for their support and his guardian angels who are always watching over him!

lauren ivory vail

LAUREN IVORY VAIL (Teen Ensemble) is honored to be at Pittsburgh CLO! Previous Roles: Annie (Molly), Les Misérables (Young Cosette), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Willie Wonka Jr. (Charlie). Lauren enters 5th grade this fall at Eden Christian Academy. Thanks to Mom & Dad & all who nurture her talents

Mario Williams

MARIO WILLIAMS (Teen Ensemble) is an 8th grader at St. Louise de Marillac and a CLO Academy student. Credits include: Mary Poppins, Big Fish, Annie Jr. and Music Man Jr. He wants to thank his 5 siblings, mom and dad and Miss Amy for their support!

Creative Team

DAVID H. BELL (Director / Choreographer) is currently the Director of the Music Theatre Program at Northwestern University and the Artistic Director of the American Music Theatre Project. David has worked on and off Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and internationally. He was the Artistic Director of Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC and the Associate Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta (with Kenny Leon). David directed Atlantic at last year’s Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. His work in Chicago has earned him 44 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations as a director, choreographer or author (winning 11). He has also been nominated for the Olivier Award (for the London Production of his Hot Mikado).

JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Musical Director) is thrilled to return for his second season as music director for Pittsburg CLO.  New York: Avenue Q (conductor), 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 Arena Stage, 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.

PAUL MILLER (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Amazing Grace, The Illusionists, Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: Desperate Measures, Marry Harry, Out of the Mouths of Babes, Clinton!, Pageant, Vanities - the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Nunsense, Balancing Act. Big River (and 8 others) for NY City Center Encores! Regional Theater: Idaho Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theatre Co., Asolo Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House. Events: Live from Lincoln Center, Broadway Bares and the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Time Square since 2000.

GAIL BALDONI (Costume Coordinator) 13 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) Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas: Hairspray, Flight: Dare to Dream. Pittsburgh CLO: In The Heights, Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Million Dollar Quartet. TUTS: Memphis, 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.  Regional: Mamma Mia!, Peepshow, Young Frankenstein, Disney’s 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 greatest production, her beautiful daughter, Jocelyn! Longstanding AEA member.

HEATHER ANKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager) is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and IATSE Lo. #3 for over 15 years which has provided the opportunity to work in a variety of live entertainment mediums from musical theater and opera to dance, comedy and rock n’ roll. Recent credits: Pittsburgh CLO’s SPARK, A Musical Christmas Carol, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Scottsboro Boys, Wig Out!, Merchant of Venice, Souvenir and Man of La Mancha.

KELLY HAYWOOD (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be spending her 6th summer with Pittsburgh CLO. Past productions include: In the Heights, Disney’s Newsies, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, Aida, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Shrek, Mary Poppins, Monty Python's Spamalot, 42nd Street and A Musical Christmas Carol. Also several productions with PICT Classic Theater, Pittsburgh Public, Ballet and Opera.

TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) Broadway: Pretty Woman, Straight White Men, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Mean Girls, Frozen, SpongeBob SquarePants, Once on This Island, Anastasia, Hello, Dolly!, Come From Away, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked. Film: The Greatest Showman, Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married. TV: This Is Us, House of Cards, Divorce, One Day at a Time, Atypical. www.telseyandco.com

PETER STONE (Story & Book) was an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He was a member of the Dramatists Guild (member of executive council; president, beginning in 1981), Authors League of America, Writers Guild of America. He received an Emmy Award in 1962 for The Defenders, a Writers Guild Award nomination, Writers Guild of America Award in 1962 for The Benefactors, a Writers Guild Award for best comedy film, and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best motion picture screenplay. He also went on to earn a Mystery Writers of America in 1964 for Charade, Academy Award for best original screenplay (with S. H. Barnett and Frank Tarloff) in 1964 for Father Goose, Antoinette Perry Award for best musical, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Plays and Players Award, and Drama Desk Award for best musical book writer (with Sherman Edwards), a Christopher Award in 1973, honorary Litt.D., Bard College in 1971, Writers Guild Awards for best comedy film in 1974 for Father Goose, and 1978 for Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, an Antoinette Perry Award for best musical book in 1981 for Woman of the Year, a Grammy Award, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1991 for The Will Rogers Follies, and finally a Antoinette Perry Award for best musical in 1997 for Titanic.

MAURY YESTON  (Music & Lyrics) is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a musicologist and music theorist. In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic (which won five Tonys including Best Musical), Yeston won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for his music and lyrics to Broadway’s Nine (based on Fellini’s 8 ½). That production won four additional Tonys, including Best Musical. The Broadway revival of Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.  Yeston’s contribution to the score for Broadway’s Grand Hotel was nominated for a Tony and two Drama Desk Awards, and the Donmar Warehouse London production of this show won the Olivier Award.  His score for Phantom has received national and international acclaim and is currently in production across America and Europe and Japan. The film adaptation of Nine, directed by Rob Marshall features Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie, and Sophia Loren, with a screenplay by Anthony Minghella and Michael Tolkin, and was nominated for 5 Golden Globes and 4 Academy Awards. Yeston was nominated for a Critics Choice and Golden Globe for Best Original Song (“Cinema Italiano”) and an Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Take It All”).

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TITANIC

Jun 22, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018

Benedum Center

TONY AWARD®-WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL
Come aboard the ship of dreams in this heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of the Titanic’s fateful journey. In the final hour of April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg, and tragic history was made. Based on historical figures aboard the greatest ship in the world, this stunning musical focuses on the hopes and aspirations of its passengers and the exciting new adventures they seek.TITANIC is certain to captivate history lovers and musical theater fans alike, leaving audiences spellbound in its wake!

View the Show Content Guide.

Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

Cast

Bradley Dean

BRADLEY DEAN (Thomas Andrews) is grateful to return to the town of his alma mater (CMU) and Pittsburgh CLO where from he has performed in over a dozen shows including 1776 (John Dickinson), The Desert Song (Sid El Kar), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter). Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, A Little Night Music, Spamalot, Doctor Zhivago, Evita, The Last Ship, Company, Jane Eyre, The Story of My Life, and Man of La Mancha. NYC: The Most Happy Fella, A New Brain (City Center Encores), Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic), and The Fantasticks. www.bradleydean.net

Christopher Gurr

CHRISTOPHER GURR (Captain Edward J. Smith) starred as Gus in last season’s Trevor Nunn/Andy Blankenbuehler Broadway revival of Cats. Other Broadway credits: Tuck Everlasting, Kinky Boots, Amazing Grace, and All The Way with Bryan Cranston. First National Tours: Memphis, Spamalot. Regional: The Sting (Paper Mill), Copenhagen, 1776, Twelve Angry Men (Geva), Tommy, Oklahoma! (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Lion in Winter (Indiana Rep), The Drowsy Chaperone (Human Race). TV: Madam Secretary. Proud union member: Actors’ Equity, SAG/AFTRA, and Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. ChristopherGurr.com

Laird Mackintosh

LAIRD MACKINTOSH (J. Bruce Ismay) is delighted to be performing with Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. He currently plays Monsieur Andre and covers the Phantom in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera. Previously on Broadway: John Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde and Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. Elsewhere: James Wilson in 1776 at Encores City Centre NY. Victor Prynne in Private Lives at the Pittsburgh Public. Eight seasons at the Stratford Festival of Canada. Ten productions with Toronto’s Opera Atelier.

Katie Anderson

KATIE ANDERSON (Kate Murphey, DaMico Dancer, Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut! Favorite regional: Beauty and the Beast (Dance Captain, u/s Madame de la Grande Bouche), North Shore Music Theatre; The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), Bucks County Playhouse; Fulton Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Syracuse Stage. Syracuse University BFA. Endless thanks to everyone at Pittsburgh CLO, CESD and my loving and supportive family. All my love to Zack.

Becky Barta

BECKY BARTA (Ida Straus, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh CLO! New York: Les Misérables (Mme. Thenardier) - Broadway and the National Tour, Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mrs. Claus), Frankenstein (cast recording), Meet Me In St. Louis. Off-Broadway and over 25 productions nationally: Forbidden Broadway and Always...Patsy Cline. Favorite regional: A Little Night Music (dir. Barry Ivan) at Pittsburgh CLO! Love to Mom and husband, David Sonneborn. 

Jerome Doerger

JEROME DOERGER (Jim Farrell, Stoker, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Pittsburgh CLO debut on the Benedum stage this summer. Graduate of Wright State University (BFA) National Tours include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Young Frankenstein. Regional credits include Rent (Gateway Playhouse) and The Addams Family (Ogunquit Playhouse). Much thanks to his friends and family for all of their love and support, especially Ashley. Instagram
@jromeyrome

Joseph Domencic

JOSEPH DOMENCIC (Edgar Beane, Joseph Boxhall, Ensemble) has worked extensively as an actor, composer, and music director in the area’s professional theatres, including roles in over 20 productions with Pittsburgh CLO.  He also wrote two children’s musicals for Pittsburgh CLO’s Gallery of Heroes program: The Next Galileo (2015 tour) and the upcoming Beyond the Moon (co-authored with his wife, Christina McCann). Joseph teaches at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.

Alex Dorf

ALEX DORF (Bellboy, DaMico Dancer, Dance Captain, Ensemble) is returning to Pittsburgh CLO this summer, after performing in Newsies and Mamma Mia! last year! He’s eager to spend some more time in Pittsburgh and perform on the Benedum stage. A graduate of Penn State, Alex’s recent credits include Mamma Mia! (Ogunquit Playhouse), Gypsy and Big River (Sharon Playhouse), and some performances at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC.

JULIE GARNYE

JULIE GARNYÉ (Alice Beane, Ensemble) Pittsburgh CLO debut! Julie can currently be seen as Bulda/Queen Iduna in Frozen Live at Disneyland. Other appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Closer, the 2013 Academy Awards, Cats (National Tour), First Things Last (London’s Garrick Theatre) and Les Misérables, Chicago and Mamma Mia! at The Hollywood Bowl. She has sung with numerous symphony orchestras and is currently recording her first album, entitled “&”. www.juliegarnye.com

Luke Halferty

LUKE HALFERTY (Charles Lightoller, Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO where he was recently seen in The 39 Steps, First Date, and A Musical Christmas Carol. Luke has also appeared regionally with Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT Classic Theatre, The REP, St. Vincent Summer Theatre, Stage Right, Playhouse Jr., Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company, and others. BFA from Point Park University. Proud member of AEA. www.lukehalferty.com

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA (Charles Clarke, Ensemble) Broadway: Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music (Henrik) opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones & Angela Lansbury, followed by Bernadette Peters & Elaine Stritch. Off-Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress (The Minstrel), Dear World (opposite Tyne Daly). Select regional: The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic) at the 5th Avenue Theatre & the Ordway Center; Cabaret (Cliff) at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus; The Tempest (Ariel) at the Dallas Theater Center; Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka) at Pittsburgh CLO. Carnegie Mellon graduate. www.HunterRyanHerdlicka.com
@HRHerdlicka

Zach Herman

ZACH HERMAN (Frederick Fleet, Frank Carlson, Stoker, Ensemble) is ecstatic to be onstage at Pittsburgh CLO! From Sarasota, Florida, Zach has been acting since he was 8 and is now gearing up for senior year at Carnegie Mellon University. Next year he will attend The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the fall and return to play the Emcee in Cabaret at CMU!

Jeffrey Howell

JEFFREY HOWELL (Robert Hitchens, Isidor Straus, Ensemble) Jeff’s latest projects include Citizens Market at City Theatre and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Last summer, he appeared in Damn Yankees at Sacramento Music Circus. Credits include more than 80 Pittsburgh CLO productions. Other: Souvenir, Choir Boy, Tigers Be Still, Worksong and Red Herring. Television: All My Children, The Young and the Restless. Films: The Dark Half, The Cemetery Club.

Charlotte Perry Maltby

CHARLOTTE PERRY MALTBY (Kate McGowan, Ensemble) National Tour: The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: Starting Here Starting Now (York Theatre), Icon (The Duke Theatre). Regional: The Muny, Theater Under the Stars, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, The New Theater, La Mirada Theater.  Film: Ithaca, AWOL, The Last Five Years, People People, Work It, Honey. Television: Aquarius. Charlotte has performed with the Houston and Omaha Symphony Orchestras. Proud University of Michigan graduate. Follow dem shenanigans @cmalts!

KEVIN MASSEY

KEVIN MASSEY (Harold Bride, Joseph Bell, Wallace Hartley, Ensemble) Broadway/NYC: Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis, Tarzan, Deaf West’s Big River, NYCO’s Antony & Cleopatra, Playwrights Horizons’ Bella, An American Tall Tale;  Europe: Tarzan, Grease! Regional/Tour: Gentleman’s Guide (1st National), Little House on the Prairie (1st National, Paper Mill, Guthrie), Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Bonnie & Clyde (Asolo Rep), Pippin (Utah Shakespeare & KC Rep), UNC Morehead-Cain Scholar. @kcmassey1 www.kevinmassey.com

Chris Peluso

CHRIS PELUSO (Frederick Barrett, Ensemble) Broadway/NY credits: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Assassins; Mamma Mia!; Elton John’s Lestat and The Glorious Ones. West End/UK credits: Show Boat; Miss Saigon; Death Takes a Holiday; Funny Girl (U.K. Tour); The Woman in White. Other theater credits: Wicked (US national tour); West Side Story; Les Misérables; Bonnie and Clyde; Romeo and Juliet and Sunset Boulevard. BFA in Musical Theatre, University of Michigan. Thanks so much to Van, Roseanna, Buddy, and the entire Pittsburgh CLO for giving me countless opportunities and teaching me how to be a better person.

QUINN PATRICK SHANNON

QUINN PATRICK SHANNON (Herbert Pitman, Henry Etches, Ensemble) is thrilled to finally be making his Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season debut after appearing in 6 previous CLO Cabaret productions including the recent world premiere of Up and Away (Ronak Fairchild & Others). Others: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo) for PMT, and Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson) for the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Special thanks to my beautiful fiancée, Caroline!

ALLAN SNYDER

ALLAN SNYDER (William Murdoch, Bass Player, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his summer season debut. Allan appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables, off-Broadway in The Fantasticks and in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera (often in the title role). Pittsburgh credits include The 39 Steps (CLO Cabaret), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (PMT) and Daddy Long Legs, Funny Thing...Forum, and Hamlet (Pittsburgh Public Theater). For Kate and Lu!

ERIKA STRASBURG

ERIKA STRASBURG (Caroline Neville, Ensemble) Thrilled to be aboard the Titanic! Pittsburgh CLO: Up and Away, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Ring of Fire and A Musical Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: St. Joan of the Stockyards. Regional: Pittsburgh Public Theater (Hamlet), Bristol Riverside Theater (Gypsy, Pirates of Penzance), Kinetic Theater (Cock, Three Days in the Country, The Liar). Upcoming: St. Vincent Summer Theater and Mountain Playhouse. Carnegie Mellon Drama graduate.
@airekuh

OLIVIA VADNAIS

OLIVIA VADNAIS (Kate Mullins, Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back at Pittsburgh CLO after appearing previously in Xanadu as Kira/Clio and in the inaugural SPARK festival. Here in the ‘burgh she has also performed with City Theatre Co. and Quantum Theatre. Proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and proud member of Actors’ Equity. IG: @_olive_____ More at
www.oliviavadnais.com

GIANNI DELMASTRO

GIANNI DELMASTRO (Teen Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on stage with the Pittsburgh CLO! His previous credits include Mary Poppins (Ensemble) and Gypsy (Ensemble). He is a student at the CLO Academy. Many thanks to his family for their support and his guardian angels who are always watching over him!

lauren ivory vail

LAUREN IVORY VAIL (Teen Ensemble) is honored to be at Pittsburgh CLO! Previous Roles: Annie (Molly), Les Misérables (Young Cosette), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Willie Wonka Jr. (Charlie). Lauren enters 5th grade this fall at Eden Christian Academy. Thanks to Mom & Dad & all who nurture her talents

Mario Williams

MARIO WILLIAMS (Teen Ensemble) is an 8th grader at St. Louise de Marillac and a CLO Academy student. Credits include: Mary Poppins, Big Fish, Annie Jr. and Music Man Jr. He wants to thank his 5 siblings, mom and dad and Miss Amy for their support!

Creative Team

DAVID H. BELL (Director / Choreographer) is currently the Director of the Music Theatre Program at Northwestern University and the Artistic Director of the American Music Theatre Project. David has worked on and off Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and internationally. He was the Artistic Director of Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC and the Associate Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta (with Kenny Leon). David directed Atlantic at last year’s Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. His work in Chicago has earned him 44 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations as a director, choreographer or author (winning 11). He has also been nominated for the Olivier Award (for the London Production of his Hot Mikado).

JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Musical Director) is thrilled to return for his second season as music director for Pittsburg CLO.  New York: Avenue Q (conductor), 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 Arena Stage, 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.

PAUL MILLER (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Amazing Grace, The Illusionists, Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: Desperate Measures, Marry Harry, Out of the Mouths of Babes, Clinton!, Pageant, Vanities - the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Nunsense, Balancing Act. Big River (and 8 others) for NY City Center Encores! Regional Theater: Idaho Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theatre Co., Asolo Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House. Events: Live from Lincoln Center, Broadway Bares and the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Time Square since 2000.

GAIL BALDONI (Costume Coordinator) 13 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) Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas: Hairspray, Flight: Dare to Dream. Pittsburgh CLO: In The Heights, Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Million Dollar Quartet. TUTS: Memphis, 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.  Regional: Mamma Mia!, Peepshow, Young Frankenstein, Disney’s 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 greatest production, her beautiful daughter, Jocelyn! Longstanding AEA member.

HEATHER ANKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager) is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and IATSE Lo. #3 for over 15 years which has provided the opportunity to work in a variety of live entertainment mediums from musical theater and opera to dance, comedy and rock n’ roll. Recent credits: Pittsburgh CLO’s SPARK, A Musical Christmas Carol, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Scottsboro Boys, Wig Out!, Merchant of Venice, Souvenir and Man of La Mancha.

KELLY HAYWOOD (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be spending her 6th summer with Pittsburgh CLO. Past productions include: In the Heights, Disney’s Newsies, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, Aida, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Shrek, Mary Poppins, Monty Python's Spamalot, 42nd Street and A Musical Christmas Carol. Also several productions with PICT Classic Theater, Pittsburgh Public, Ballet and Opera.

TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) Broadway: Pretty Woman, Straight White Men, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Mean Girls, Frozen, SpongeBob SquarePants, Once on This Island, Anastasia, Hello, Dolly!, Come From Away, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked. Film: The Greatest Showman, Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married. TV: This Is Us, House of Cards, Divorce, One Day at a Time, Atypical. www.telseyandco.com

PETER STONE (Story & Book) was an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He was a member of the Dramatists Guild (member of executive council; president, beginning in 1981), Authors League of America, Writers Guild of America. He received an Emmy Award in 1962 for The Defenders, a Writers Guild Award nomination, Writers Guild of America Award in 1962 for The Benefactors, a Writers Guild Award for best comedy film, and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best motion picture screenplay. He also went on to earn a Mystery Writers of America in 1964 for Charade, Academy Award for best original screenplay (with S. H. Barnett and Frank Tarloff) in 1964 for Father Goose, Antoinette Perry Award for best musical, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Plays and Players Award, and Drama Desk Award for best musical book writer (with Sherman Edwards), a Christopher Award in 1973, honorary Litt.D., Bard College in 1971, Writers Guild Awards for best comedy film in 1974 for Father Goose, and 1978 for Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, an Antoinette Perry Award for best musical book in 1981 for Woman of the Year, a Grammy Award, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1991 for The Will Rogers Follies, and finally a Antoinette Perry Award for best musical in 1997 for Titanic.

MAURY YESTON  (Music & Lyrics) is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a musicologist and music theorist. In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic (which won five Tonys including Best Musical), Yeston won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for his music and lyrics to Broadway’s Nine (based on Fellini’s 8 ½). That production won four additional Tonys, including Best Musical. The Broadway revival of Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.  Yeston’s contribution to the score for Broadway’s Grand Hotel was nominated for a Tony and two Drama Desk Awards, and the Donmar Warehouse London production of this show won the Olivier Award.  His score for Phantom has received national and international acclaim and is currently in production across America and Europe and Japan. The film adaptation of Nine, directed by Rob Marshall features Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie, and Sophia Loren, with a screenplay by Anthony Minghella and Michael Tolkin, and was nominated for 5 Golden Globes and 4 Academy Awards. Yeston was nominated for a Critics Choice and Golden Globe for Best Original Song (“Cinema Italiano”) and an Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Take It All”).