Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters.
BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES below!
The music that ignited a generation is heating up Broadway in Rock of Ages. The classic rock love story of the decade erupts into Broadway's Best Party, all to the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", "I Wanna Know What Love Is", "Here I Go Again", "Don't Stop Believin" and more.
The smash hit musical opened on Broadway on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 and played its final performance at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, January 9, 2011 before transferring to The Helen Hayes Theatre on March 24, 2011. Entering its sixth year on Broadway,ROCK OF AGES has been seen on Broadway by over 1.3 million people, grossed over $116 million, broken the Box Office Record at the Helen Hayes Theatre over 10 times and continues to sell out performances and consistently make the Broadway Top 10 for capacity, average ticket price and percentage of gross potential week after week.
Returns to the Bourbon Room in the role which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and a Drama League Award nomination. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated production of The Wedding Singer and most recently starred in the dual title role of the 2013 Broadway revival and National Tour of Jekyll & Hyde, for which he received a second Drama League Award nomination. Additional theater credits include Roger in the national tour of RENT, the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and the title role in The Toxic Avenger at The Alley in Houston. Finalist on the fourth season of "American Idol" (FOX) and series regular on the daytime drama The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS), which featured original songs from his debut album "Constantine," released on his own label, Sixth Place Records. Other TV includes: "Unforgettable," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Tonight Show," "America's Got Talent," "Dancing with the Stars," "Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Conan," "Ellen," "Regis & Kelly," and more. Between theater and TV appearances, Constantine continues to hit the studio to record new music on his label and tours as a guest star with the popular band Jessie's Girl, playing sold-out concerts across the northeast. Graduate of the Boston Conservatory, and apprenticed at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. ~ For Malena. @constantinem / www.constantinemaroulis.com
CARRIE ST. LOUIS
Broadway debut! Carrie is so thrilled to rock the Helen Hayes after originating the role of Sherrie in the Las Vegas company. Credits include: Justin Love (World Premiere, Amanda Bell), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), City of Angels (Alaura Kingsley). Graduate of USC's Thornton School of Music. Much love to BBR, Telsey & the whole ROA team. This one's for Nana! @carriestlouis
Broadway's Wonderland (Knight). Toured U.S. with RoA as Joey Primo. Other credits: We Will Rock You Las Vegas (Galileo), Saturday Night Fever (Double J and Tony), Trip of Love (Peter), West Side Story (Action), Grease (Kenickie), Hair (Berger), Annie (Rooster). Check out his original band Machine Elves on reverbnation.com.
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Genson is totally stoked be in this kick ass crew here at RoA. B'way and New York: Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific at LCT (Original Cast); Mask The Musical directed by Richard Maltby Jr; Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas directed by Christopher Gattelli. Nat'l Tours: South Pacific (Stewpot), A Chorus Line (Al Deluca), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Michael), Grease (Teen Angel), Footloose (Chuck Cranston). Regional theatres include: La Jolla, Casa Mañana, Arkansas Rep. Genson would just like to thank everyone at Telsey and, as always, his entire family. None of this would be possible without the love and support of his beautiful wife Jacqueline. I heart Mush.
Broadway: Cymbeline, The Coast of Utopia, Proof, Twelfth Night, The Tempest. National Tour of Contact (Ovation Award Nomination). Off-Broadway: Henry V, Henry VIII, The Tempest, Macbeth (All with NYSF, Public Theater); The Arabian Nights (BAM), The Blues Are Running (MTC). Regional: Awake and Sing! (Arena Stage), Safe In Hell (Yale Rep.), The Provok'd Wife (ART), Beast On The Moon (Portland Stage). Film: Down to Earth, A Price Above Rubies. TV: "The Good Wife", "Damages, "Law And Order", "Brotherhood", "Third Watch", "Law And Order: CI", "Sex and the City", "Mad About You". MFA: NYU. Love to Mom, Dad and Lia. For Jen, Callum and Flynn. @adamdannheisser
CODY SCOTT LANCASTER
Broadway Debut! Cody is stoked to be in the Broadway cast after playing Franz in the Original Toronto Company of RoA, for which he won the Audience Choice Award. Cody's previous credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Boys in the Photograph, Richard in A New Brain, Joseph in Joseph...Dreamcoatand Billy in Cedar Fair's Twistin' to the '60s. So much love to this amazing cast, his family and friends and his kick-ass parents. Don't Stop Believin'!
JOSEPHINE ROSE ROBERTS
Josephine is an Otterbein College graduate from Cambridge, Ohio and is so excited to rock out with New York!! Broadway: How The Grinch Stole Christmas. National Tours: Rock of Ages Toronto (Regina), Cats 25th Anniversary (Rumpleteazer), How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival. TV: PBS Kids! "The Electric Company" (Lottie). Also, Susan in the Broadway Reading Going Hollywood with Jerry Mitchell. So much love and thanks to Telsey + Co., Stewart Talent and her wonderful family and friends. "Let's do this!"
Broadway: Sweet Charity (Vidal) Peter Pan (Hook-Filmed for A&E), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere)Cyrano (Le Bret), Nine, Victor/Victoria, Sunday in the Park with George. Other NY credits include Encores!, Concerts at Town Hall, numerous Off-Broadway productions, National Tours, lead roles at many regional theatres and overseas, television and extensive commercial work. Aixa, Aidan y Ana...mi familia y mi vida.
Hey Suga! God has blessed me. I've been in great shows - Purlie, Into The Woods, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls - and even The Color Purple on Broadway. Now "Here I Go Again" with Rock of Ages...Woo Hoo! I'm so excited to rock with you! Love to God, my family, and my friends. You are my rock! Mommy, I couldn't do this without your love and support... Thank you!
Andrew Call is insanely excited to be joining the kick-ass RoA family! Credits: B'way: American Idiot, Crybaby, Glory Days, High Fidelity. Off-B'way: Altar Boyz. Numerous readings and yadda yadda yadda. This is for my brother (Adam) and nephews (Max and Jack). Much love BRS and Station Three! Bing Bong!
Alyssa is beyond thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! National Tours: Rock of Ages, Grease (Sandy). Regional: High School Musical (Gabriella). Eternal thanks to the ROA cast/creative, family, friends and my husband Rob for their continued love and support! alyssaherrera.com
Cristy is thrilled to be joining this amazing cast! Broadway: Chicago (Annie), Wicked (OBC, album; mother, Nessarose), Aida. Off-B'way: Girlstown (Vida), various commercials and indie films. Endless gratitude to everyone at ROA. cristycandler.com
Tony has performed all over the world in shows like The Boys in the Photograph, Joseph..., The Boy From Oz, Urinetown, Seussical and The Rocky Horror Show. He is thrilled to make his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages and dedicates his performance to his family and beautiful wife Natalie!!
Broadway: LES MISERABLES (Revival). 1st National Broadway Tour: Urinetown, Little Women. Regional: Urinetown (Bobby Strong), A.C.T. San Francisco; The Happy Time (Jacques), Signature Theatre; Phantom (Phantom), NC Theatre; Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll), West VA Public.
Bway Debut! Tours: Flashdance (u/s Alex), The Addams Family (u/s Moritica) A Chorus Line (Cassie & Diana) The Wedding Singer (u/s Linda). Thanks The Mine & Kelly. Love to all family/friends/teachers. I heart Duce.
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Broadway: Xanadu, Saturday Night Fever, The Producers, The Apple Tree (Encores!). Tours: Pippin,Dreamgirls, Cinderella, Ragtime (Chicago). Regional: Kept (Palo Alto), Lucky Duck (Old Globe), Jelly's Last Jam (Alliance), Elegies (Barrington). TV/Film: "Lipstick Jungle", "Without A Trace", Lifelines and Oliver Stone's World Trade Center.
Broadway: Jersey Boys, Catch Me If You Can, Memphis, Wicked. Tour: Flashdance. Other: Honeymoon in Vegas (Papermill), Peepshow. TV/Film: "Smash," Girl Most Likely, "Onion News Network". Thanks Kelly, Kristin, Telsey, and The Mine! For Mom & Dad!