ANDREW SAMONSKY (Richard Collier) Broadway credits include Neville Landless in Roundabout Theatre Company's The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kenneth Ormiston in Scandalous and Lt. Joseph Cable in Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning production of Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, where he was also seen on the "Live from Lincoln Center" PBS broadcast. Last year, he received a Drama Desk nomination for the role of Frank Russell in Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist Off-Broadway. Regionally, he originated the role of Joshua Rose in James Lapine and William Finn's Little Miss Sunshine at La Jolla Playhouse and Beauchamp Day in the Scissor Sisters' Tales of the City at A.C.T. He was also seen as Tyler in New York City Center's Merrily We Roll Along. You can hear him on the cast recordings of Scandalous, Queen of the Mist, Merrily We Roll Along and Disney's On the Record.
HANNAH ELLESS (Elise McKenna) made her Broadway debut last season in the revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square Theatre. She has appeared Off-Broadway in The Other Josh Cohen at SoHo Playhouse and in the U.S. National Tour of Mamma Mia! Her regional stage credits include Baby (Actors Theatre Company, Chicago); Private Lives, The Adventures of Pinocchio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Beauty and the Beast, Gertrude McFuzz, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Hamlet and Phaedra. Her film credits include The Lake Effect and About Face.
MARC KUDISCH (William Robinson) most recently seen in Second Stage's The Blue Flower and Lincoln Center's A Minister's Wife, garnered critical acclaim as well as his third Tony and fourth Drama Desk Award nominations in his most recent Broadway stint creating the role of Franklin Hart in the Dolly Parton Broadway musical 9 to 5, and won a Helen Hayes Award for his performance in the Witches of Eastwick at the Signature Theater. He was previously seen as the Snake, Balladeer, and Narrator in the Roundabout Theatre's revival of The Apple Tree, while doing double duty and performing as the Pirate King in New York City Opera's revival of The Pirates of Penzance. Marc had previously been nominated for the Tony Award first for the role of Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations as well), and then for Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Outer Critics nomination as well). His other Broadway roles include The Proprietor in Assassins (Drama Desk nomination), Jeff Moss in Bells Are Ringing, Jackie in the Public Theatre's production of The Wild Party, Chauvelin in the 3rd incarnation of The Scarlet Pimpernel, George Kittredge in High Society, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Off-Broadway roles include Slick Follicle in Girl Crazy at Encores!, Flaminio Scala in Lynn Ahrens and Steve Flahrety's new musical The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center; Morito, Husband, CPA in See What I Wanna See at the Public Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination); Tom in The Thing About Men at the Promenade Theatre, Mike in No Strings at Encores!, as well as their Fall Bash of 2004; and Mario in Tamara: The Living Movie at the Park Avenue Armory. Nationally, Marc was seen as Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, co-starring Tommy Tune and Ann Reinking. Opera engagements include Carl Magnus-Malcom in A Little Night Music at New York City Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Marc's television and film credits include Val in Break-In for the Lifetime network, Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie for ABC Television, guest appearances on "Sex in the City" and "David Letterman", and recurring roles on "All My Children" and "Loving".
DAVID CRYER (Arthur) is a veteran American stage, television and fi lm actor and singer and one of the founders of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater which began in Pittsburgh and New York's Mirror Repertory Theatre. In recent years, he is best known for the role of Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera, which he has played for nearly 19 years on the road and on Broadway. He has also played more performances of the Bernstein Mass, as The Celebrant (including at the Metropolitan Opera and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts) and more performances as Juan Peron in Evita than any other actor.
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