DON'T LIVE Pittsburgh CLO Announces Full Casts of Local Productions

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for its summer season, which features the "Come Fly Away" and "Addams Family" national tours, and CLO original productions of "A Chorus Line," "Annie," "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Sunset Boulevard."

For the full season line-up, click here.

Come Fly Away's cast features Ioana Alfonso (Slim), Anthony Burrell (Hank), Matthew Stockwell Dibble (Chanos), Ashley Blair Fitzgerald (Kate), Stephen Hanna (Sid), Ramona Kelley (Betsy), Meredith Miles (Babe), Ron Todorowski (Resident Director, Marty/Chanos), Christopher Vo (Marty) and more.

Kicking off Pittsburgh CLO-produced shows is A CHORUS LINE, conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett? with book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante? and music by Marvin Hamlisch?, with lyrics by Edward Kleban. This backstage story of 17 aspiring dancers pairs heart-stopping, toe-tapping performances with soaring ballads, all against the backdrop of the ups and downs of a life in show business.

A CHORUS LINE will feature Carleigh Bettiol (Val), Eric Carsia (Don), Kevin Curtis (Richie), Emily Fletcher (Sheila)

Nadine Isenegger (Cassie)
Broadway: Pal Joey (Val), A Chorus Line (Lois/Cassie-Principle,Val u/s) 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Kiss Me Kate, Follies, and Cats (Victoria). National tours: 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Titanic (Edith), and Fame (Iris). Regional credits: The Jack Cole Project, The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), White Christmas (Judy), Damn Yankees (Lola), Contact (wife). Film and television: NBC’s “SMASH,” “Sex & the City 2,” “Every Little Step,” “Sweet & Lowdown,” “Deconstructing Harry,” “All My Children,” “Another World” and “Guiding Light.”

Bryan Knowlton (Paul)
Broadway: A Chorus Line revival. National tours: Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! (Noah Claypole), A Chorus Line in Hawaii. Regional: Hello, Dolly! with Sally Struthers (Ogunquit Playhouse); A Chorus Line (Casa Manana, Paul); Children of Eden (Abel); West Side Story (Baby John) and The Who’s Tommy.

Denis Lambert (Greg)
Mr. Lambert makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. New York: A Chorus Line (Broadway), Pipe Dream, Finian’s Rainbow (Encores!), Yank!, Zorba (York Theatre), Dying City (TBG Theatre), Getting Tall (Solo Show, Laurie Beechman). National Tours: White Christmas, The Producers. Regional: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Biloxi Blues, Aspects of Love, Annie, Carnival. Theatres include Kennedy Center, Walnut Street, Paper Mill, Wichita and Syracuse Stage. BFA, CCM.

Theo Lencicki (Al)
Mr. Lencicki is back on the “line” after doing the Japan tour of A Chorus Line last summer and will now be making his Pittsburgh CLO debut. National Tours: Hairspray, Young Frankenstein. Regional: Altar Boyz (Luke), West Side Story (Big Deal), Fiddler on the Roof. BA Theatre Penn State University.

Heather Parcells (Judy)
Broadway: Wonderland (Madhatter/Queen of Hearts u/s’s); A Chorus Line (Judy Turner-Original Revival Cast Album); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy u/s), Chicago (Velma Kelly); Some Like it Hot (Sweet Sue u/s). Regional: Boeing Boeing (Gloria Hawkins); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene Oakes) Carousel (Julie Jordan); Call Me Madam (Princess Maria). TV/Film: “Guiding Light” (Missy), FSU graduate.

Gina Phillistine (Bebe)
Ms. Phillistine grew up in Pittsburgh and began her career with CLO. Broadway Credits: Saturday Night Fever, Bombay Dreams. National Tours: A Chorus Line, The Good-Bye Girl. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO’s Fame, Oliver!, Annie. Others: Evita, Little Shop of Horrors, Hot Mikado. Connecticut Critics Circle Award for “Morales” in A Chorus Line at Downtown Cabaret.

Shane Rhoades (Mike)
Mr. Rhoades returns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearing on Broadway in The Boy From Oz and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Off-Broadway: FAME. National Tours: A Chorus Line, Chicago, West Side Story, Pippin, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: A Chorus Line (Mike, Paper Mill Playhouse), CATS (Rum Tum Tugger, Sacramento Music Circus), West Side Story (Riff, St. Louis MUNY and Sacramento), The Music Man (Tommy Djilas, Sacramento), Seven Brides…, Li’l Abner (Goodspeed Opera House).

Emily Rice (Maggie)
Ms. Rice makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Tours: A Chorus Line (Vicki/swing) Regional: The Sound of Music (Maria), Into the Woods (Cinderella). Elon University, BFA Music Theatre.

Gabrielle Ruiz (Dianna)
Broadway: In The Heights. 1st National: A Chorus Line (Diana). Regional Faves: My One and Only (Edythe Herbert) Goodspeed Opera House, High School Musical (Gabriella) Lyric Theatre, A Christmas Carol (NSMT). NY/LA: The Broadway Dolls, Make Mine Manhattan, Ghost (Mrs. Santiago) TV: "One Life to Live" (recurring) "Sesame Street" (Latina Singer). BFA OCU. AEA.

Alexzandra Sarmiento (Connie)
Ms. Sarmiento is a graduate of the LaGuardia HS of Performing Arts in NYC and is currently studying at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts YoungArts Winner in Dance-Modern 2011. Tour: A Chorus Line in Japan. She will be making her Pittsburgh CLO debut this summer.

Hillary Michael Thompson (Kristine)
Ms. Thompson is also making her Pittsburgh CLO debut! Broadway: Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway; National Tour: A Chorus Line (Kristine). NYC: Big Fish workshop (Susan Stroman), Girl Crazy (Encores!); Broadway by the Year 1921 (Follies Girl); Gypsy of the Year (Rockette). BFA: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Grant Turner (Zach)
Mr. Turner joins Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. His Broadway credits include original casts of A Chorus Line Revival (Zach) and Billy Elliot (u/s Older Billy). He's performed in touring productions of Chicago, Cats, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Originally from Australia, he's toured 17 countries in Tap Dogs and Steel City. He has performed in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in NYC and has appeared on the “Tony Awards.”

Brandon Tyler (Larry)
Mr. Tyler is originally from Mayfield, OH and joins Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. Broadway: Wicked. National Tours: A Chorus Line 1st National (Larry u/s Mike, Mark, Paul), Wicked, Cats (Tumblebrutus u/s Mistoffelees). Regional/Concert: NYCC Encores, Paper Mill, North Shore Music Theatre, AZ Theatre Co, Ballet Austin, Met Opera Ballet, and dre.dance. TV credits include “Gossip Girl,” “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Hardy Weaver (Bobby)
Mr. Weaver will make his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Nationals Tours: A Chorus Line (Bobby), Cats (Skimbleshanks). Regional: Seaside Music Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Le Petit Theatre and Tulane Summer Lyric.

Jake Weinstein (Mark)
Mr. Weinstein returns to A Chorus Line after completing the tour in Tokyo last summer. This will be his first time on the Pittsburgh CLO stage. Credits include: Angelina Ballerina (Off-Broadway), Peter and the Wolf (Lincoln Center) and Anything Goes (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse).

Callan Bergmann (Ensemble)
Mr. Bergmann returns to Pittsburgh CLO for his fourth season. He comes directly from the Off-Broadway hit Silence! The Musical. Other NYC: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores!), Lucky Guy (Off-Broadway). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny, NSMT. Graduate: PPU.

Max Clayton (Ensemble)
Mr. Clayton makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Regional: NSMT, Palace Theatre, MTWichita. Max is a rising junior at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. CCM: Spring Awakening (Melchior), Oklahoma! (Dream Curly).

Chandler Farren (Ensemble)
Ms. Farren recently finished her BA in Dance at Point Park University and will be appearing with Pittsburgh CLO for the first time.

Justin Lonesome (Ensemble)
Mr. Lonesome joins Pittsburgh CLO for his third season. He has been seen in past CLO productions such as: Oliver!, Curtains (2010) and Jesus Christ Superstar (2011). He has also been seen in several Point Park University works: No Place To Be Somebody (Melvin Smeltz), Parade (Jim Conley), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Antigone (Messenger). BA Musical Theatre, Point Park University (2011).

Connor McRory (Ensemble)
Mr. McRory is a former Pittsburgh CLO Academy student. He is a rising sophomore at Penn State University, BFA Musical Theatre. CLO Credits- The Who’s Tommy, Singin’ in the Rain, A Musical Christmas Carol (PCLO).

Gabriella Sorrentino (Ensemble)
Ms. Sorrentino is a recent graduate of Point Park University with a B.F.A. in Dance. She attended Professional Performing Arts High School/ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City where she studied and trained.

Lauren Zapko (Ensemble)
Ms. Zapko returns to the Benedum Stage for her third summer season. She has performed at the Maltz Jupiter, North Carolina Theatre and has appeared in numerous commercials and films.

Creative Team

Baayork Lee (Director and Choreographer)
Ms. Lee created the role of Connie in A Chorus Line and has performed in a dozen Broadway shows. Michael Bennett’s assistant choreographer on A Chorus Line, she has directed many national and international companies. Her directing credits include The King and I and Bombay Dreams (National Tours), R&H’s Cinderella (NYC Opera), Barnum (Australia), Carmen Jones (Kennedy Center), Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour), Gypsy and A New Brain. As a choreographer, she has choreographed productions of Cocoanuts, Camelot, Damn Yankees, Animal Crackers (Helen Hayes nomination), South Pacific, Goya, Sly, The Merry Widow, among others. She is the co-author of "On the Line: The Creation of A Chorus Line" and recipient of 2003 Asian Woman Warrior Award for Lifetime Achievement from Columbia College.

Tom Helm (Music Director)
Mr. Helm returns for his 17th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, Les Misérables, Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as “Crazy For You” and the “Today Show.” Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.
ANNIE

Book by Thomas Meehan?Music by Charles Strouse?Lyrics by Martin Charnin?Based on the Tribune Media Service Comic Strip, Annie
LEAPIN’ LIZARDS – AN EXUBERANT MUSICAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Your favorite comic strip character takes center stage in a charming production of one of the world’s best-loved musicals! Join the sweet and spunky orphan Annie and her adorable dog, Sandy, in adventure after fun-filled adventure on their search for a loving home! This heartwarming family musical is a rambunctious mix of misfits, mutts, menaces and millionaires! A delightfully optimistic musical for the entire family, this bright and cheerful score is a musical treasure: “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”

Sally Struthers (Miss Hannigan)
Ms. Struthers returns to Pittsburgh CLO after charming audiences as Carmen Bernstein in the 2010 production of Curtains. Ms Struthers, a two-time Emmy Award winner, attended the famed Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts. She won the “Gloria Stivic” role in "All in the Family" and the rest is television history. She appeared in the classic films, “Five Easy Pieces” and “The Getaway” and in several television movies. Sally also starred in the television series “9 to 5,” “Gloria,” “Still Standing,” and “Gilmore Girls.” She appeared on the Broadway stage in Wally’s Café, The Odd Couple and Grease and has been in numerous theatre productions around the country.

Conrad John Schuck (Oliver Warbucks)
Following graduation from Denison University, Mr. Schuck appeared in many regional companies including: Cleveland Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, and American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He was discovered at ACT by film director Robert Altman, who featured him as "Painless," the dentist in the classic film "MASH" (1970); then in "Brewster McCloud" (1970), "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" (1971), "Thieves Like Us" (1974) and two “Star Trek” films, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986) and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” (1991). On television, Schuck appeared regularly as a sergeant on "McMillan & Wife" (1971) opposite Rock Hudson and Susan St. James and as Herman Munster on "The Munsters Today" (1987). Mr. Schuck starred as "Daddy Warbucks," both on Broadway and regionally. He has also starred as “Frank Butler" in Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters on tour. Other musical roles include: The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Most Happy Fella and She Loves Me.

Tim Hartman (FDR)
Mr. Hartman has performed in over two dozen Pittsburgh CLO productions. Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, A Tale of Two Cities. Regional: Don Quixote in The Man of LaMancha, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, El Gallo in the Fantastics and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Other favorites include Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Falstaff in Henry IV parts one and two, and C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands. Tim has also appeared as Merlin in Camelot, Ziegfeld in Funny Girl with Anna Gasteyer, FDR in Annie, and 24 characters in the one man show The Cotton Patch Gospel. Film: "Silence of the Lambs", "The Piano Lesson", "The Mothman Prophecies", and "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh".

Danette Holden (Grace)
Ms. Holden returns to Pittsburgh CLO after critically-acclaimed performances in Curtains, White Christmas and Cats. Broadway: Shrek the Musical (originated The Fairy Godmother), Laughing Room Only (Standby). New York: Originated Jane and Mrs. Van Norman in The It Girl at the York Theatre, Anything Goes at Lincoln Center, The Royal Family of Broadway (workshop). World Premiere: Yankee Doodle Dandy (Josie). National Tours: Annie. The Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas: The Sound of Music (Maria). Cast recordings: “Shrek the Musical,” “Follies” and “The It Girl.” Film: “Mona Lisa Smile.” CCM graduate.

Jeff Howell (Drake)
Credits include Beauty and the Beast, Candide, Bells are Ringing, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Chicago and Man of LaMancha. Television credits include “All My Children”, “The Young and the Restless”, “Equal Justice”, and “The Oksana Baiul Story”. Films: “The Cemetery Club”, “Sudden Death”, “The Dark Half” and “The Bride in Black”. Work with the Pittsburgh Symphony includes A Tribute to Lerner and Loewe, Of Thee I Sing, Classical Rap, and Peter and the Wolf.

Denis Lambert (Rooster)
Mr. Lambert makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. New York: A Chorus Line (Broadway), Pipe Dream, Finian’s Rainbow (Encores!), Yank!, Zorba (York Theatre), Dying City (TBG Theatre), Getting Tall (Solo Show, Laurie Beechman). National Tours: White Christmas, The Producers. Regional: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Biloxi Blues, Aspects of Love, Annie, Carnival. Theatres include Kennedy Center, Walnut Street, Paper Mill, Wichita and Syracuse Stage. BFA, CCM.

Johanna Loughran (Annie)
Ms. Loughran returns to the Benedum Center stage after her performance in Pittsburgh CLO’s Oliver! (Workhouse Boy). Other local credits include the JCC of Pittsburgh musicals: Once Upon a Mattress (Winnifred) and Mulan (Mulan). 12 year-old Johanna studies voice with Claudia Benack and has been a student at the CLO Academy for 5 years.

Paul Palmer (Lt. Ward)
Mr. Palmer returns to his native Pittsburgh and the Benedum Center stage for his 55th CLO production during 33 summer seasons since 1975.

Heather Parcels (Lily)
Broadway: Wonderland (Madhatter/Queen of Hearts u/s’s); A Chorus Line (Judy Turner-Original Revival Cast Album); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy u/s), Chicago (Velma Kelly); Some Like it Hot (Sweet Sue u/s). Regional: Boeing Boeing (Gloria Hawkins); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene Oakes) Carousel (Julie Jordan); Call Me Madam (Princess Maria). TV/Film: “Guiding Light” (Missy), FSU graduate.

Denée Benton (Ensemble)
Ms. Burton is a rising junior Musical Theater major at Carnegie Mellon University and is joining Pittsburgh CLO for the first time.

Callan Bergmann (Ensemble)
Mr. Bergmann returns to Pittsburgh CLO for his fourth season. He comes directly from the Off-Broadway hit Silence! The Musical. Other NYC: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores!), Lucky Guy (Off-Broadway). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny, NSMT. Graduate: PPU.

Sal Bucci (Ensemble)
Mr. Bucci is returning to his hometown this summer to make his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Past credits: Kiss Me Kate, Rent, and Peter Pan (Dir. Michael Lichtefeld) with Penn State Centre Stage. Upcoming: Sweeney Todd (Penn State Centre Stage, Dir. Susan H. Schulman).

Max Clayton (Ensemble)
Mr. Clayton makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Regional: NSMT, Palace Theatre, MTWichita. Max is a rising junior at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. CCM: Spring Awakening (Melchior), Oklahoma! (Dream Curly).

Sarah Ellis (Ensemble)
Ms. Ellis also joins Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. Regional Credits: My Fair Lady (North Shore) and Hairspray (West Virginia Public). PSU Credits: Kiss Me, Kate!, RENT and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. PSU Class of 2012.

Chandler Farren (Ensemble)
Ms. Farren will make her Pittsburgh CLO debut with the 2012 Summer Season. She recently finished her BA in Dance at Point Park University.

Tara Geisler (Ensemble)
Ms. Geisler returns to Pittsburgh CLO after playing Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes last summer at the CLO Cabaret. Other Pittsburgh CLO credits include Oliver, Curtains and The Producers.

Allison Griffith (Ensemble)
Ms. Griffith makes her Pittsburgh CLO and Benedum Center debut. A BFA Musical Theater Major at Point Park University, Ms. Griffith was most recently seen in the Pittsburgh Playhouse production of Dark of the Moon.

Joe Jackson (Ensemble)
Mr. Jackson returns to Pittsburgh CLO after roles in Oliver! (Noah Claypole), The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde and Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon).

Julia Johanos (Ensemble)
Ms. Johanos makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Previous roles include Florence in Chess (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater), Serena in Legally Blonde and Laurey in Oklahoma! (CCM).

Justin Lonesome (Ensemble)
Mr. Lonesome joins Pittsburgh CLO for his third season. He has been seen in past CLO productions such as: Oliver!, Curtains (2010) and Jesus Christ Superstar (2011). He has also been seen in several Point Park University works: No Place To Be Somebody (Melvin Smeltz), Parade (Jim Conley), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Antigone (Messenger). Point Park University (2011).

Trevor McQueen Eaton (Ensemble)
Mr. McQueen returns to Pittsburgh CLO after starring in the world premiere of ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical at the CLO Cabaret. Broadway: Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake) with Bernadette Peters.

Connor McRory (Ensemble)
Mr. McRory is a former Pittsburgh CLO Academy student and a rising sophomore at Penn State University, BFA Musical Theatre. Pittsburgh CLO Credits- The Who’s Tommy, Singin’ in the Rain, A Musical Christmas Carol (PCLO).

Kara Mikula (Ensemble)
Ms. Mikula just finished playing Lita Encore in Ruthless! at the CLO Cabaret. Previous Pittsburgh CLO credits include The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta) and Oliver! (Mrs. Bedwin). Other credits: The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier), The Boys from Syracuse (Luce), Grease, On the Town, and City of Angels. BA Point Park University.

J. Alex Noble (Ensemble)
Mr. Noble makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. He has been seen on stage with Stage Right!, PMT, WVPT, and The REP and is a recent graduate of Point Park University.

Gabriella Sorrentino (Ensemble)
Ms. Sorrentino is a born and raised native New Yorker. She is a recent graduate of Point Park University with a B.F.A. in Dance. She attended Professional Performing Arts High School/ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City where she studied and trained.

Lauren Zapko (Ensemble)
Ms. Zapko returns to the Benedum Stage for her third Summer Season. She has performed at the Maltz Jupiter, North Carolina Theatre, and has appeared in numerous commercials and films.

CLO Academy Students

Kieran Bartels (Duffy)
Ms. Bartels is excited to be performing in her first professional production. She has been with the CLO Academy for four years and has loved it.

Chelsea Calfo (Pepper)
Ms. Calfo is excited to return to the Pgh Clo after appearing in Jesus Christ Superstar. Chelsea is a Clo Mini-Star and in her 6th year at the Academy. She is a member of the Sag-Aftra Union and loves to be on stage.

Victoria Huston (Kate)
Ms. Huston is thrilled to be returning to the Pittsburgh CLO this summer! Victoria was last seen as Tina Denmark (swing) at the PCLO Cabaret and as Marta in The Sound of Music. Past credits with the PCLO include Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Les Miserables, Joseph…, and Oklahoma! Victoria has completed her 6th year at the CLO Academy.

Allison Joyce (Tessie)
Ms. Joyce, a student at Avonworth and the CLO Academy, is thrilled to be back on the PCLO mainstage. She was last seen as Tina Denmark in Ruthless! The Musical at the PCLO Cabaret. Prior experience includes two years as Melinda Cratchet in A Musical Christmas Carol, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Children's Choirs).

Hannah Kwiecinski (July)
Ms. Kwiecinski is delighted to be returning for her 4th summer season at the PCLO: The Sound of Music (Brigitta), Oliver! (orphan; rich girl) and Joseph . . . Dreamcoat. A 7th grader at The Campus School of Carlow University and CLO Academy student since 2006, Hannah is vocalist & bassist in Purple Maze and a 2011 Kean Idol finalist.

Felicia Niebel (Molly)
Ms. Niebel attends Avonworth Elementary and has studied at the CLO Academy for 3 years and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater for 1 year. She appeared in PCLO production of Jesus Christ Superstar and is thrilled to be performing with the PCLO again.

Orphans
Olivia Allison, Kieran Bartels, Allison Burns, Chelsea Calfo, Victoria Carswell, Alexis DiLucia, Lexi Feldman, Jillian Ferguson, Chloe Geller, Victoria Huston, Allison Joyce, Hannah Kwiecinski, Sarah Livingston, Caroline Lucas, Kelsey Marshall, Erin McShane, Alyssa Melani, Felicia Niebel, Rhiannon Passmore, Ruby Paul, Delaney Schmidt, Halle Surgil, Stefanee Sybo, Tessie Tokash, Ellie Tongel, Lucia Williams, Julia Zoratto

Creative Team

Charles Repole (Director)
Mr. Repole has directed numerous productions for Pittsburgh CLO including Jesus Christ Superstar, Curtains, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Carousel and Cinderella. He also directed the critically-acclaimed production of 42nd Street in 2008 at North Shore Music Theatre. His New York City and Broadway directing credits include the highly-acclaimed concert versions of Dubarry Was a Lady, Call Me Madam and the revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, among others. As an actor, Mr. Repole has appeared on Broadway in Doubles, Whoopee! and Very Good Eddie, which earned him a Tony Award® nomination and a Theatre World Award. Mr. Repole is presently the Chairman of the Drama, Theatre and Dance Department at Queens College and was the recipient of the 2001 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Michael Lichtefeld (Choreographer)
Mr. Lichtefeld has choreographed more than a dozen Pittsburgh CLO productions, including White Christmas, 42nd Street, Funny Girl, La Cage Aux Folles and Cinderella. His Broadway choreography credits include Little Women, The Secret Garden, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Laughing Room Only and the City Center Encores production of Music in the Air. Mr. Lichtefeld has also performed in the Broadway productions of Evita, Sophisticated Ladies and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. His choreography has been nominated for Drama Desk, Ovation and Outer Critics Circle Awards. He also earned a 2008 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Best Choreography Award in 2008 for North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Bye Bye Birdie.

Tom Helm (Music Director)
Mr. Helm returns for his 17th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, Les Misérables, Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as “Crazy For You” and the “Today Show.” Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Book by Joseph Stein?Music by Jerry Bock?Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
A TRUE AMERICAN CLASSIC!
Packed with memorable music, rousing dances and a touch of human wisdom, this legendary musical is filled with side-splitting laughter and heartfelt tears! This award-winning musical captures the colorful story of one Jewish father's struggle to hold on to his family's traditions amidst the rebellious antics of his three independent daughters and the turmoil of an ever-changing world. A rich score including: "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Tradition" has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty.

Lewis J. Stadlen (Tevye)
Mr. Stadlen made his professional debut in 1967, playing Mendel the rabbi's son in the National Company of Fiddler on the Roof. He has played Max Bialystock over seven hundred times in The Producers, in the National Company and on Broadway. Mr. Stadlen garnered early attention portraying Groucho Marx in Minnie’s Boys; Voltaire, Dr. Pangloss, etc., in Leonard Bernstein's Candide. (Tony Nomination); Ben Silverman in The Sunshine Boys. He has originated roles in three other Neil Simon plays. Forty Five Seconds From Broadway, Laughter On The 23rd Floor and the female version of The Odd Couple. Other Broadway roles include Senex in the revival of A Funny Thing… starring Nathan Lane (Tony nomination); Banjo in The Man Who Came to Dinner and Krinsky in The People in the Picture. He played Nathan Detroit in the National company of Guys and Dolls; Harry the Hoofer in The Time of Your Life, starring Henry Fonda. Some of his better films: "The Verdict"; "Serpico"; "To Be or Not to Be" and "In & Out". He has appeared on television on "SMASH" and "The Sopranos."

Susan Cella (Golde)
Ms. Cella is a Pittsburgh CLO veteran and counts the following among her credits: 42nd St, Bye Bye Birdie, Gypsy, The Most Happy Fella and Me and My Girl. Broadway credits: The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl, Evita, On the Twentieth Century and Allegro and Lady in the Dark for Encores!, in addition to many appearances on the small and silver screens.

Corey Cott (Perchik)
Previous PCLO credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), Jekyll and Hyde, Miss Saigon, Love Changes Everything, and The Sound of Music. CMU credits: Sweeney Todd (Tobias), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius), and ASSASSINS (Balladeer/Hinckley). Film: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

Tim Hartman (Constable)
Mr. Hartman has performed in over two dozen Pittsburgh CLO productions. Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, A Tale of Two Cities. Regional: Don Quixote in The Man of LaMancha, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, El Gallo in the Fantastics and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Other favorites include Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Falstaff in Henry IV parts one and two, and C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands. Tim has also appeared as Merlin in Camelot, Ziegfeld in Funny Girl with Anna Gasteyer, FDR in Annie, and 24 characters in the one man show The Cotton Patch Gospel. Film: "Silence of the Lambs", "The Piano Lesson", "The Mothman Prophecies", and "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh".

Hunter Herdlicka (Fyedka)
Mr. Herdlicka recently starred on Broadway in A Little Night Music opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, followed by Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. Selected credits include Othello and Fiddler on the Roof with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, as well as 3 seasons with the West Virginia Public Theatre. Mr. Herdlicka is a 2009 graduate of Carnegie Mellon.

Jeff Howell (Innkeeper & Moreha)
Credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Candide, Bells are Ringing, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Chicago and Man of LaMancha. Television credits include “All My Children”, “The Young and the Restless”, “Equal Justice”, and “The Oksana Baiul Story”. Films: “The Cemetery Club”, “Sudden Death”, “The Dark Half” and “The Bride in Black”. Work with the Pittsburgh Symphony includes A Tribute to Lerner and Loewe, Of Thee I Sing, Classical Rap, and Peter and the Wolf.

Anne Markt (Chava)
Ms. Markt makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Since graduating, Ms. Markt has performed as the Female Standby in THE FANTASTICKS off-Broadway and as a Swing on the National Tour of Hair. She has also performed in many Regional Theatres across the country, including the St. Louis MUNY, Cain Park, and Great Lakes Theatre Festival.

David Perlman (Motel)
Mr. Perlman also makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut after appearing on Broadway in Baby It’s You! He toured nationally and across Europe in Madagascar Live!, Hair and Schoolhouse Rock Live! Additional credits include: Yank!, Sunset Boulevard opposite Stefanie Powers, Altar Boyz, Forever Plaid and a variety of film and television appearances such as “30 Rock,” “Law & Order,” and “The Butcher’s New Day.”

Joel Robertson (Lazar Wolfe)
Mr. Robertson played Fyedka in the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof with Herschel Bernardi and now makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut as Lazar Wolf. His Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof (directed by Jerome Robbins); Original cast of Cats at the Winter Garden Theater (directed by Trevor Nunn); Les Miserables at The Broadway and Imperial Theaters; Original cast of Parade (directed by Hal Prince) at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center; Jekyll and Hyde at the Plymouth Theater; and his dream job of playing Santa Claus in Radio City's Christmas Spectacular in Chicago dancing with the Rockettes.

Gene Saraceni (Rabbi)
Mr. Saraceni has appeared in over two dozen CLO presentations, performing his favorite roles, the Congressional Secretary in 1776 and Doc in West Side Story multiple times. His regional credits include the PICT productions Tartuffe and Hamlet and City Theatre’s Temptation. Early in his career he toured the US and Canada in Shakespearean repertory. “Doc” Saraceni also taught at Seton Hill University for 37 years.

Emily Shoolin (Tzeitel)
Direct from her Broadway debut as Emily Osborn in Spiderman, Ms. Shoolin will now be making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Other recent credits: Annie as Grace Farrell (Pioneer Theatre Company), Enter Laughing as Wanda, the ingénue with chutzpah (Bay Street & York Theatres, original cast album); National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof (opposite Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel) understudying and playing both Tzeitel and Hodel; The Tin Pan Alley Rag at Roundabout Theatre Company understudying & playing Dorothy Goetz, the wife of Irving Berlin; Nerds: A Musical Software Satire as the headgear toting Myrtle (Philadelphia Theatre Company). She is most proud of her one-woman show, Perfect Isn't Easy, performed at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Kay Walbye (Yente)
Broadway: Urinetown, Titanic, The Secret Garden, Run for Your Wife, The Rose Tattoo. Encores!: Juno, Bye Bye Birdie. Regional: Damn Yankees, How I Learned to Drive, A Christmas Memory, Pygmalion, Oklahoma! and The Front Page.

Lauren Worsham (Hodel)
NY/Tours: Amy in Where's Charley (City Center Encore's!), Lisa in Dog Days (NYCO's VOX); Pitti-Sing in The Mikado (Carnegie Hall); Cunegonde in Candide (NYCO); Olive in Spelling Bee (1st National Tour). Regional: Lili in Carnival! (Goodspeed); Cinderella in Into the Woods (KC Rep); Sophie in Master Class (Paper Mill); Clara in The Light in the Piazza (Weston Playhouse). Concert work: Oregon Bach Festival, Joe's Pub, Galapagos Art Space.

Denée Benton (Ensemble)
Ms. Benton is a rising Junior Musical Theater major at Carnegie Mellon University and is joining Pittsburgh CLO for the first time.

Callan Bergmann (Ensemble)
Mr. Bergmann returns to Pittsburgh CLO for his fourth season. He comes directly from the Off-Broadway hit Silence! The Musical. Other NYC: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores!), Lucky Guy (Off-Broadway). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny, NSMT. Graduate:PPU.

Sal Bucci (Ensemble)
Mr. Bucci is returning to his hometown this summer to make his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Past credits: Kiss Me Kate, Rent and Peter Pan (Dir. Michael Lichtefeld) with Penn State Centre Stage. Upcoming: Sweeney Todd (Penn State Centre Stage, Dir. Susan H. Schulman).

Max Clayton (Ensemble)
Mr. Clayton makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Regional: NSMT, Palace Theatre, MTWichita. Max is a rising junior at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. CCM: Spring Awakening (Melchior), Oklahoma! (Dream Curly).

Sarah Ellis (Ensemble)
Ms. Ellis also joins Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. Regional Credits: My Fair Lady (North Shore) and Hairspray (West Virginia Public). PSU Credits: Kiss Me Kate!, RENT and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. PSU Class of 2012.

Chandler Farren (Ensemble)
Ms. Farren will make her Pittsburgh CLO debut with the 2012 Summer Season. She recently finished her BA in Dance at Point Park University.

Lucas Fedele (Ensemble)
Mr. Fedele returns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearances in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Casper: The Musical. Most recently he appeared as Ike Skidmore in Arena Stage's acclaimed production of Okalahoma! Over the past year, Mr. Fedele has served as assistant director/choreographer on A Chorus Line and M33 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Monster in the Hall and POP! at City Theatre.

Allison Griffith (Ensemble)
Ms. Griffith is making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. She is a BFA Musical Theater Major at Point Park University and was most recently seen in the Pittsburgh Playhouse production of Dark of the Moon.

Joe Jackson (Ensemble)
Mr. Jackson returns to Pittsburgh CLO after roles in Oliver! (Noah Claypole), The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde and Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon).

Julia Johanos (Ensemble)
Ms. Johanos makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Previous roles include Florence in Chess (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater), Serena in Legally Blonde and Laurey in Oklahoma! (CCM).

Daniel Krell (Ensemble)
Mr. Krell has appeared in over 30 productions with Pittsburgh CLO and has acted in major roles in the area’s professional theaters such as the Public, City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage, PICT and Playhouse Rep, to name a few and in regional theaters such as Clarence Brown Theatre and Gateway Playhouse among others. Dan is also a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials and voice-overs.

Justin Lonesome (Ensemble)
Mr. Lonesome joins Pittsburgh CLO for his third season. He has been in past Pittsburgh CLO productions such as: Oliver!, Curtains (2010) and Jesus Christ Superstar (2011). He has also been seen in several Point Park University works: No Place To Be Somebody (Melvin Smeltz), Parade (Jim Conley), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Antigone (Messenger). BA Musical Theater, Point Park University (2011).

Trevor McQueen Eaton (Ensemble)
Mr. McQueen returns to Pittsburgh CLO after starring in the world premiere of ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical at the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret. Broadway: Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake) with Bernadette Peters.

Connor McRory (Ensemble)
Mr. McRory is a former Pittsburgh CLO Academy student and a rising sophomore at Penn State University, BFA Musical Theatre. Pittsburgh CLO Credits- The Who’s Tommy, Singin’ in the Rain, A Musical Christmas Carol (PCLO).

Kara Mikula (Ensemble)
Ms. Mikula just finished playing Lita Encore in Ruthless! at the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret. Previous Pittsburgh CLO credits include The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta) and Oliver! (Mrs. Bedwin). Other credits: The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier), The Boys from Syracuse (Luce), Grease, On the Town and City of Angels. BA Point Park University.

J. Alex Noble (Ensemble)
Mr. Noble makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. He had been on stage with Stage Right!, PMT, WVPT and The Rep, and is a recent graduate of Point Park University.

Gabriella Sorrentino (Ensemble)
Ms. Sorrentino is a born and raised New Yorker. She is a recent graduate of Point Park University with a B.F.A in Dance. She attended Professional Performing Arts High School/ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City where she studies and trained.

Lauren Zapko (Ensemble)
Ms. Zapko returns to the Benedum Stage for her third summer season. She has performed at the Maltz Jupiter, North Carolina Theatre and has appeared in numerous commercials and films.

Fiddler on the Roof Children

Alexis Feldman (Schprintze)
Ms. Feldman is excited to return to PCLO! Previously seen in Oliver! and Annie, she portrayed Ngana in the USCHS production of South Pacific and was a finalist in the 18th annual Shakespeare Contest. Thanks to her family, friends and instructors for their love and support!

Ellie Bryn Tongel (Bielke)
Ms. Tongel makes her CLO debut this summer in Annie and Fiddler on the Roof. She is an 8 year old GATE student at Pivik Elementary in Plum Boro who has been a dancer and gymnast since age 2.

Children
Victoria Carswell, Jake Curtis, William Davis, Lexi Feldman, Michael Kovacich, Joshua Mann, Maximus Martier, Ruby Paul, Alex Stripsky, Stefanee Sybo, Ellie Tongel, Lucia Williams

Creative Team

Jack Allison (Director)
Mr. Allison returns to Pittsburgh CLO after directing over a dozen productions between 1978 and 1987. He has directed at most of the major regional theaters in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including: The Walnut Street Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Cincinnati Opera and the North Shore Music Theatre. In New York, he has staged acclaimed productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Circle Repertory Company. He premiered Cabaret at the National Theatre of Belgium. Mr. Allison has received prestigious awards for his direction, including three Florida Carbonell Awards and three Boston Globe Best of Season Awards. He received a B.A. degree from New Jersey City University. He received his M.A. degree from Catholic University and studied for a Ph.D. degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Allison serves as Head of Musical Theatre at Point Park University, is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and was recently inducted into the National Society of Arts and Letters.

Mark Esposito (Choreographer)
Mr. Esposito has choreographed several Pittsburgh CLO productions including The Sound of Music, Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, The Music Man, Tommy, Carousel and Oklahoma! He has also choreographed for North Shore Music Theatre in MA, Sacramento Music Circus in CA, Blowing Rock Stage Company in NC, The York Theatre Company and Signature Theatre Company in NYC and in LA at The Hollywood Bowl choreographing South Pacific starring Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. He is also the choreographer for the annual holiday show Yuletide Celebration starring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with Sandi Patti and has served as associate director/choreographer for the Radio City Christmas Show starring the Rockettes. Mr. Esposito also served as the consultant choreographer for Walt Disney Global Casting and hired talent for their shows in Tokyo Disney Resorts. He has performed in over 16 Broadway and National Tours and has assisted or worked for Jerome Robbins, Michael Kidd, Agnes de Mille, Michael Bennett, Rob Marshall and Bob Fosse.

Tom Helm (Music Director)
Mr. Helm returns for his 17th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, Les Misérables, Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as “Crazy For You” and the “Today Show.” Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber?Book and Lyrics by Don Black & Christopher Hampton?Based on the Billy Wilder Film
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S FIERY STORY OF LOVE, FAME AND HOLLYWOOD!
Liz Callaway stars as Norma Desmond!?Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of "talkies," silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen. By the time she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis, the glitz and glamour of her Hollywood life has faded in all but her mind. Their passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic curtain call, perfectly captured by Andrew Lloyd Webber's sweeping score including "With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye."

Liz Callaway (Norma Desmond)
Ms. Callaway returns to Pittsburgh CLO after her critically-acclaimed performance in 2011's Love Changes Everything: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Broadway: Cats, Baby (Tony Nomination), Miss Saigon, Merrily We Roll Along, The Three Musketeers, The Look of Love; Off-Broadway: The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk Nomination); Television: "Ready to Go" (Emmy Award), "Inside the Actor’s Studio: Sondheim;" Film: "Anastasia", "The Swan Princess", "Aladdin"; Solo Recordings: "Passage of Time," "The Story Goes On," "Anywhere I Wander," "The Beat Goes On," "Sibling Revelry" and "Boom!" (w/Ann Hampton Callaway).

Walter Charles (Max)
Mr. Charles also returns to Pittsburgh CLO after starring in Me and My Girl and La Cage aux Folles. His Broadway credits include the Broadway Revivals of Anything Goes and The Apple Tree; The Woman in White, Big River, Boys from Syracuse, Kiss Me Kate, A Christmas Carol, La Cage aux Folles, Aspects of Love, Me and My Girl, Cats, Grease! Among his countless credits are: Wit, The Immigrant, Sweeney Todd, Company, “A Fine Mess,” “Weeds,” “Fletch Lives,” “Prancer,” “Cagney & Lacey,” “Kate & Allie,” and “1993 Grammy Awards.” Mr. Charles was nominated for the Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Best Actor Award for La Cage and Best Supporting Actor for Sunset Boulevard.

Jeff Howell (Cecil B. DeMille)
Credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Candide, Bells are Ringing, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Chicago and Man of LaMancha. Television credits include “All My Children”, “The Young and the Restless”, “Equal Justice”, and “The Oksana Baiul Story”. Films: “The Cemetery Club”, “Sudden Death”, “The Dark Half” and “The Bride in Black”. Work with the Pittsburgh Symphony includes A Tribute to Lerner and Loewe, Of Thee I Sing, Classical Rap, and Peter and the Wolf.

David Perlman (Artie)
Mr. Perlman also makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut after appearing on Broadway in Baby It’s You! He toured nationally and across Europe in Madagascar Live!, Hair and Schoolhouse Rock Live! Additional credits include: Yank!, Sunset Boulevard opposite Stefanie Powers, Altar Boyz, Forever Plaid and a variety of film and television appearances such as “30 Rock,” “Law & Order,” and “The Butcher’s New Day.”

Matthew Scott (Joe Gillis)
Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim (Cast Album), Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Mr. Scott’s performance in The Light in the Piazza for the Philadelphia Theatre Company earned him a Barrymore Award. Regional: Les Miserables, Swing! And 1776 at Pittsburgh CLO; Becoming Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Theatre Critics Nomination), First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb (Kennedy Center), Ace and Side by Side… (Signature Thetaer), Ragtime (Paper Mill Playhouse), Tick, Tick…Boom! (Alliance Theater), West Side Story (MUNY, Kevin Kline Award Nomination), Bat Boy (PMT), My Fair Lady and Carousel (Paper Mill). BFA: Carnegie Mellon University.

Denée Benton (Ensemble)
Ms. Benton is a rising Junior Musical Theater major at Carnegie Mellon University and is joining Pittsburgh CLO for the first time.

Sal Bucci (Ensemble)
Mr. Bucci is returning to his hometown this summer to make his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Past credits: Kiss Me Kate, Rent and Peter Pan (Dir. Michael Lichtefeld) with Penn State Centre Stage. Upcoming: Sweeney Todd (Penn State Centre Stage, Dir. Susan H. Schulman).

Max Clayton (Ensemble)
Mr. Clayton makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Regional: NSMT, Palace Theatre, MTWichita. Max is a rising junior at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. CCM: Spring Awakening (Melchior), Oklahoma! (Dream Curly).

Sarah Ellis (Ensemble)
Ms. Ellis also joins Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. Regional Credits: My Fair Lady (North Shore) and Hairspray (West Virginia Public). PSU Credits: Kiss Me Kate!, RENT and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. PSU Class of 2012.

Chandler Farren (Ensemble)
Ms. Farren will make her Pittsburgh CLO debut with the 2012 Summer Season. She recently finished her BA in Dance at Point Park University.

Allison Griffith (Ensemble)
Ms. Griffith is making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. She is a BFA Musical Theater Major at Point Park University and was most recently seen in the Pittsburgh Playhouse production of Dark of the Moon.

Joe Jackson (Ensemble)
Mr. Jackson returns to Pittsburgh CLO after roles in Oliver! (Noah Claypole), The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde and Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon).

Julia Johanos (Ensemble)
Ms. Johanos makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Previous roles include Florence in Chess (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater), Serena in Legally Blonde and Laurey in Oklahoma! (CCM).

Daniel Krell (Ensemble)
Mr. Krell has appeared in over 30 productions with Pittsburgh CLO and has acted in major roles in the area’s professional theaters such as the Public, City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage, PICT and Playhouse Rep, to name a few and in regional theaters such as Clarence Brown Theatre and Gateway Playhouse among others. Dan is also a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials and voice-overs.

Justin Lonesome (Ensemble)
Mr. Lonesome joins Pittsburgh CLO for his third season. He has been in past Pittsburgh CLO productions such as: Oliver!, Curtains (2010) and Jesus Christ Superstar (2011). He has also been seen in several Point Park University works: No Place To Be Somebody (Melvin Smeltz), Parade (Jim Conley), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Antigone (Messenger). BA Musical Theater, Point Park University (2011).

Trevor McQueen Eaton (Ensemble)
Mr. McQueen returns to Pittsburgh CLO after starring in the world premiere of ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical at the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret. Broadway: Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake) with Bernadette Peters.

Connor McRory (Ensemble)
Mr. McRory is a former Pittsburgh CLO Academy student and a rising sophomore at Penn State University, BFA Musical Theatre. Pittsburgh CLO Credits- The Who’s Tommy, Singin’ in the Rain, A Musical Christmas Carol (PCLO).

Kara Mikula (Ensemble)
Ms. Mikula just finished playing Lita Encore in Ruthless! at the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret. Previous Pittsburgh CLO credits include The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta) and Oliver! (Mrs. Bedwin). Other credits: The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier), The Boys from Syracuse (Luce), Grease, On the Town and City of Angels. BA Point Park University.

J. Alex Noble (Ensemble)
Mr. Noble makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. He had been on stage with Stage Right!, PMT, WVPT and The Rep, and is a recent graduate of Point Park University.

Gabriella Sorrentino (Ensemble)
Ms. Sorrentino is a born and raised New Yorker. She is a recent graduate of Point Park University with a B.F.A in Dance. She attended Professional Performing Arts High School/ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City where she studies and trained.

Lauren Zapko (Ensemble)
Ms. Zapko returns to the Benedum Stage for her third summer season. She has performed at the Maltz Jupiter, North Carolina Theatre and has appeared in numerous commercials and films.

Creative Team

Barry Ivan (Director and Choreographer)
Mr. Ivan directed Pittsburgh CLO’s first production of Les Misérables in 2010 after also directing the show for North Shore Music Theatre, where he served as artistic director and executive producer. Mr. Ivan has directed and choreographed numerous other Pittsburgh CLO shows, including Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Full Monty, A Little Night Music, Company, Anything Goes and West Side Story. Mr. Ivan’s productions of Hairspray and The Full Monty have received Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best Musical and Mr. Ivan has been IRNE nominated as Best Director for his productions of Les Misérables and Nine.

Tom Helm (Music Director)
Mr. Helm returns for his 17th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, Les Misérables, Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as “Crazy For You” and the “Today Show.” Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.

The Addams Family Cast
DOUGLAS SILLS (Gomez Addams)
Mr. Sills received Tony and Drama Desk nominations as well as the Los Angeles Ovation Award for his performance as The Scarlet Pimpernel on Broadway and on tour. He recently starred in the Chicago tryout of the new rock musical White Noise. Additional Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. National Tours: The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods. New York: Music in the Air, Carnival (Encores), On the 20th Century, Moonlight & Magnolias (MTC), Disney’s When You Wish. Regional: She Loves Me, Peter Pan, A Little Night Music, Much Ado About Nothing, She Stoops To Folly, Showboat, Mack & Mabel, The Philadelphia Story, Chess, Summer People, Mrs. Warren's Profession and many leading roles with California Shakespeare Festival. Recordings: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cyrano. Television: PBS with the Boston Pops, CSI, The Closer, Numb3rs, Will & Grace, Any Day Now, Party Of Five, Sabrina, Murphy Brown. Film: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Funny About Love. In addition to Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Douglas has been honored in New York with The Theater World, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. In Los Angeles he has received The Garland, The Dramalogue, and Robby awards. Mr. Sills is a founding member of The Antaeus Company and studied at The University of?Michigan and The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
SARA GETTELFINGER (Morticia Addams)
Ms. Gettelfinger most recently appeared as “Dona Athene” in John Guare's A Free Man of Color at Lincoln Center. Broadway: Seussical the Musical, The Boys from Syracuse, “Carla” in Nine with Antonio Banderas, “Jolene Oakes” in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opposite John Lithgow, as well as the first national tours of Fosse and 101 Dalmatians as “Cruella De Vil.” Other NYC area credits include: “April” in Company (Helen Hayes), “Fastrada” in Pippin (Papermill Playhouse), Tenderloin and Carnival at City Center Encores!, Anything Goes at Lincoln Center and “Little Edie Beale” in the world premier of Grey Gardens at Playwrights Horizons. In 2009, Sara starred as “Fastrada” in the Deaf West production of Pippin at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum. Television: Guiding Light, Ed, Without a Trace. Film: 10 to Midnight, Sex In the City, Forbidden Love. In 2006 Sara was signed to DECCA/Universal Records with the classical-crossover trio Three Graces. Their self-titled, debut album was released in stores/online in March 2008, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Crossover Charts, followed by a worldwide, critically acclaimed concert tour.
MARTIN VIDNOVIC (Mal Beineke)
Broadway credits include Brigadoon (Tony nomination), Baby (Drama Desk Award), Oklahoma! (L.A. Drama Critic’s Award), A Grand Night For Singing (Backstage Bistro Award), The King And I (Lun Tha) and Home Sweet Homer (Antinuous) both starring Yul Brynner, Guys And Dolls (Sky), King David (Saul), Olympus On My Mind (Jupiter) and Bellomy in the Off-Broadway revival of The Fantasticks.
CRISTA MOORE (Alice Beineke)
Broadway: Debut in the title role of Gypsy, (starring opposite Tyne Daly), received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, as well as a Theatre World Award, Susan in Big: The Musical, received Tony, Drama Desk, & Outer Critics Award nominations for Best Actress, Zelda in Noel Coward's Waiting in the Wings, (opposite Lauren Bacall), also appeared in Manhattan Theatre Club's Absurd Person Singular and Tom Stoppard's Jumpers. First National Tour: Polly in Crazy for You. Lincoln Center's New York City Opera: Cinderella in the NY stage premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, also Snookie in 110 in the Shade and Eileen in Wonderful Town. Off-Broadway: Birds of Paradise (Arthur Laurents, director), David Ives’ Long Ago and Far Away, Elmire in Tartuffe. Concerts: Penelope in The Golden Apple with The American Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Tunick, conductor. Film: Tod Solondz's Storytelling.
BLAKE HAMMOND (Uncle Fester)
Mr. Hammond is eerily excited to be the bald member of the Addams family. Broadway: Sister Act (Ernie), Elf (Chadwick), Billy Elliot (Braithwaite), Hairspray (Edna), The Lion King (Pumbaa), The Music Man (Quartet), Kiss Me Kate (u/s Gangster), On the Town (Uperman/MC). Off-Broadway: 6, most notably the Drama Desk- and Obie-winning When Pigs Fly. National Tours: 5. His many film/TV credits include the recent films Handsome Harry and An Englishman in New York and a current webseries about four couples in group therapy at ThenWeGotHelp.com. Blake has received the L.A. Critics, Carbonell and Chicago After Dark Awards.
PIPPA PEARTHREE (Grandma)
Broadway: Boeing Boeing, The History Boys, Frozen, Titanic, Taking Steps, Whose Life Is It Anyway. Off-Broadway: The Dining Room, Hamlet, Aunt Dan and Lemon (Public), American Days, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, The Miss Firecracker Contest (MTC). Film: Village of the Damned, The Hurricane, Mrs. Soffel and Taking Woodstock. TV: Law & Order, Bored to Death and NBC series Buffalo Bill.
TOM CORBEIL (Lurch)
Mr. Cobeil performs regularly with opera companies across North America. Credits include: Don Giovanni (Leporello), La Bohème (Colline), The Barber of Seville (Don Basilio), Death in Venice (English Clerk), Moses in Egypt (Pharaoh), Alceste (Oracle, Infernal God), The Desert Island (Enrico), Tosca (Angelotti), The Hotel Casablanca (Tom Carter). Mr. Corbeil has received Metropolitan Opera National Council and Liederkranz Foundation awards; he trained in the studios at Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera and the Merola Program at San Francisco Opera. Many thanks and much love to family and friends for their undying support on this adventure!
PATRICK D. KENNEDY (Pugsley Addams)
Mr. Kennedy is 12 years old and a student at WPCA in Cleveland, is excited to be part of The Addams Family’s first national tour! During his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and, like Pugsley, annoying his three sisters. His first role was playing Gavroche in a high school production of Les Misérables, after which he was hooked on musical theater. Regional: Oliver! (Artful Dodger), Mame (Patrick), Bye Bye Birdie (Randolf), The Secret Garden (Colin). Patrick would like to thank the cast and crew, Aunt Mary for being his “Mame,” Lynnette (voice teacher) and love to his family!
BRIAN JUSTIN CRUM (Lucas Beineke)
Broadway: 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal (Gabe/Henry), Grease (Danny/Teen Angel), Wicked. 1st National Tours: Grease (Doody), Wicked, Altar Boyz (Mark). He recently played the title role in Disney's Tarzan at North Shore Music Theatre. Other: Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), Hot Mikado (Pish Tush). Brian was seen on Law & Order: SVU as Daniel Brooks in the episode "Possessed." Thanks to Nicolosi & Co., ITM/Jen Namoff, Mom, SP and CM for everything.
CORTNEY WOLFSON (Wednesday Addams)
Ms. Wolfson comes to us straight from the Broadway production of The Addams Family (u/s Wednesday Addams). Other Broadway/tour credits include the Les Misérables revival (u/s Eponine) and Legally Blonde: The Musical 1st national tour (Serena, Brooke Wyndham). NYC workshops/readings: The Addams Family, Up Here (dir. Alex Timbers), Kinky Boots (dir. Jerry Mitchell). Other Favorites: April in Pool Boy (Barrington Stage Company), The St. Louis Muny, The Battery's Down (web series). Indiana Native and proud graduate of The University of Michigan. Thanks to Mom, Madama, Vallier, Abrams, and God. www.cortneywolfson.com Go Blue!

 

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