Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tonight, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway!
ROCKY features an original score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the celebrated Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated songwriters behind Ragtime, Once on This Island, and Anastasia, and a book by multiple Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray, Annie) and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.
The production is directed by Alex Timbers, the Tony-nominated director behind the acclaimed musicals Here Lies Love and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, as well as Peter and the Starcatcher, which continues to run off-Broadway. The musical features choreography by Steven Hoggett, who received a Tony Award nomination for his work on Once and Kelly Devine, best known for the long-running Broadway hit Rock of Ages.
The ROCKY cast features Andy Karl (Rocky), Margo Seibert (Adrian), Terence Archie (Apollo Creed), Dakin Matthews (Mickey) Danny Mastrogiorgio (Paulie), Jennifer Mudge (Gloria) and ensemble members Adrian Aguilar,Eric Anderson, Michelle Aravena, James Brown III, Sam J. Cahn, Vincent Corazza, Kevin Del Aguila, Ned Eisenberg, Bradley Gibson,Stacey Todd Holt, Sasha Hutchings, David Andrew Macdonald, Vasthy Mompoint, Vince Oddo, Okieriete Onaodowan, Adam Perry, Kristin Piro, Luis Salgado, John Schiappa, Samantha Shafer, Wallace Smith, Jenny LeeStern, Dan'yelle Williamson and Mark Zimmerman.
ROCKY brings to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising story of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, ROCKY is a heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical new musical for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.
Andy Karl recently concluded a return performance on Broadway as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, following his critically acclaimed performance as Neville Landless in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, for which he was nominated for a 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. A native of Baltimore, Andy's parents enrolled him in an after school theatre program in high school to "keep him out of trouble," and what started as a way to channel his energy soon became a passion. After moving to New York a few years later, Karl quickly made an impression in the theatre community starring in Romeo and Bernadette, for which he received a Carbonell nomination, the Off-Broadway production of Saturday Night working alongside Stephen Sondheim and Kathleen Marshall, and his stand out performance as Luke, the thuggish rapper in the original cast of Altar Boyz. Andy went on to star in numerous Broadway productions including 9 to 5, Legally Blonde (ACCA Award), and On the 20th Century, among many others. His film and TV roles include Joyful Noise; Rob Reiner's And So It Goes (opposite Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton); "Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods"; On the One; and New York, I Love You.
Margo Seibert will make her Broadway debut as Adrian. She was seen in the Off-Broadway production ofTamar of the River at Prospect Theatre Co. Regionally she has performed in Candide at the Goodman Theatre/ Shakespeare Theatre Co.; In This House, Orestes: A Tragic Romp at Two River Theatre Co.; Arcadia at the Folger Theatre; The Boy Detective Fails at Signature Theatre; Next to Normal and Pregnancy Pact at the Weston Playhouse; as well as new work development at Playwrights Horizons, the O'Neill, New Dramatists and NAMT. She has appeared on television on "Boardwalk Empire."
Terence Archie has returned to New York after originating the role of Apollo Creed in the Hamburg production ofRocky. Terence was last seen on Broadway in Ragtime and Off-Broadway as the title character in the critically acclaimed play, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, at Second Stage Theatre, a role he re-created in the show's West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. Other notable credits include Shakespeare Theatre Company's productions of Two Gents: A Rock Opera, Tamburlaine the Great, and Edward the II; and Arabian Nights at Arena Stage and Berkeley Rep. His TV credits include "Law & Order" and "One Life to Live." Terrence is a Detroit native and North Carolina School of the Arts graduate.
Broadway credits include The Best Man (Senator Carlin), A Man for All Seasons (Cardinal Wolsey), and Henry IV (Warwick/Glendower; Bayfield and Drama Desk Award). His many Off-Broadway credits include Measure for Measure (Provost) and All's Well That Ends Well (Lafew), Shakespeare in the Park; Where's Charley(Spettigue), Encores; The Winter's Tale (Antigonus) and The Cherry Orchard (Pishchik), Bridge Project at BAM and world tour; Freedomland (Noah), Playwrights Horizons; The School for Scandal (Sir Peter/Sir Oliver), The Hostage (Pat), Acting Company. Regionally he has appeared in over 200 productions, including All The Way(A.R.T.); The Nether, The History Boys, The Wood Demon, The Real Thing, Hedda Gabler (CTG, Los Angeles);Misalliance, Shadowlands, Major Barbara, Hamlet (South Coast Rep); Prince of L.A, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Old Globe); Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, A Christmas Carol (ACT, San Francisco);Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Dallas Theatre Center); and King Lear (PICT). Film: over 25 films, including the recentLincoln, True Grit, Zero Charisma. TV: 250 episodes, including "Castle," "Two and a Half Men," "Big Bang Theory," and recurring on "Devious Maids," "Gilmore Girls," "Desperate Housewives," "King of Queens."
Danny Mastrogiorgio is a veteran of stage, television and film. He was recently seen in last season's critically acclaimed Broadway productions of Lucky Guy and Golden Boy. Other Broadway credits include A Steady Rainand Wait Until Dark. His extensive Off-Broadway work includes Burning (New Group); The Hallway Trilogy(Rattlestick); Stunning (LCT3); Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb); Sailors Song (LAByrinth); Wintertime (Second Stage); Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (National Actors); Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF); ATOYD(Utility Players). He has also worked regionally at The McCarter Theater, The Long Wharf, The Denver Center, Old Globe San Diego, Pittsburgh City Theater, St. Louis Rep, and Kansas City Rep. TV credits include "Bluebloods," "Prime Suspect," "Person of Interest," "White Collar," "The Book of Daniel" (series regular), "The Unusuals," "Law & Order: SVU," "Criminal Intent," "The Sopranos," "The Last Don Parts I, II" and "Third Watch." Upcoming films are Gods Pocket and The Mend. His previous film work includes: One For The Money, Fighting; Beware The Gonzo, Backseat, Sleeper, Enchanted, The Producer, Blackbird and Dead Broke. Mastrogiorgio is a graduate of Julliard and a New York City native.
Broadway: The Philanthropist, Reckless. Off-Broadway: Don't Go Gentle (MCC); The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons); OOHRAH! (Atlantic); Dutchman (Cherry Lane, Drama Desk nom.); Fault Lines (Naked Angels);Geometry of Fire, The Pavilion (Rattlestick); Stendhal Syndrome (Primary Stages). Regional: Geffen (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), McCarter (Fiasco's Into the Woods), Sundance, Williamstown, others. Film/TV: "My America," Dead Man Down, "Boss," Price Check, The Stand Up, You Don't Know Jack, Drifting Elegant, "The Big C," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order." Actors Center member.
is pumped to be making his Broadway debut with Rocky! This Chicago boy has been in the Windy City's theatre scene for the last five years. Much love to Brianna and Ian, and thanks to all who have supported Adrian and his little family on their journey!
Broadway: Soul Doctor (Shlomo Carlebach), Kinky Boots, South Pacific. Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor (2013 Drama Desk nom.). Troubadour Theater Company member. TV: "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Alias." Wife: Jessica Rush.
Broadway: Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line (2006 cast recording). Tours: West Side Story, Anita (2010 1st nat'l);Jersey Boys (Chicago, Vegas, 1st nat'l); LES MISERABLES (3rd nat'l); Mamma Mia!, Sophie (1st nat'l). Other: Old Globe, Bucks County, Walnut Street.
JAMES BROWN III
(Sugar Jackson, Dance Captain)
Broadway: Ghost, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Memphis, The Little Mermaid, The Color Purple, Wicked, The Producers, The Lion King. Notable: The Last Goodbye (Old Globe), Michael Jackson tour. Thanks family and Brandon!
SAM J. CAHN
Broadway: Wicked (Chistery), Memphis, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Las Vegas: Celine Dion's A New Day. Japan: Wicked (Chistery). Other: Backup dancer (Deborah Cox, Brittany Murphy, Coco Lee). Film: A Christmas Carol (w/ Jim Carrey). Thanks to family and friends for love and support!
Broadway debut. I'm honored to be in Rocky! For an Italian kid Rocky and Stallone were a huge inspiration. Thanks to the creative team; Carnahan/Gardner Casting for this incredible opportunity; my AMAZING wife Jane Cooke for being my world!!
KEVIN DEL AGUILA
Broadway: Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher. Off-Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW and New World Stages), Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), Jacques Brel (the Zipper). TV: "Law & Order: SVU." Writer of the hit musical Altar Boyz.
Broadway: Golden Boy, Awake and Sing!, The Green Bird. Off-Broadway: Finks (E.S.T.), Iago in Othello, Fagin in Oliver Twist, King John in King John (TFANA). Film: Won't Back Down, Limitless, Million Dollar Baby. TV: "Person of Interest," "Law & Order: SVU," "30 Rock."
Broadway debut! NYC: Love's Labour's Lost (Public Theater). Regional: The Last Goodbye (Old Globe). BFA in musical theatre from Boston Conservatory. Endless thanks to the creative team, Alex Timbers, BRS, BoCo 2013 and my amazing family. For my beautiful Nana.
Giving first thanks to God for all the love and life He has given. Native of Macon, Georgia. Broadway: Motown (OBC), Memphis. Regional: Lyric OKC, MTW. TV: NBC's "Smash." OCU grad. Love to my family. Thanks to CTG. Eph 2:8-10.
DAVID ANDREW MACDONALD
Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Coram Boy, Two Shakespearean Actors. Off-Broadway: A Night and Her Stars, The Green Heart. Regional theatres across the U.S. and Canada. TV: "Person of Interest," "The Michael J. Fox Show," "The Blacklist," ten years on "Guiding Light."
is excited to be in the most muscle-heavy show on Broadway! Original B'way casts: Soul Doctor, Ghost, Mary Poppins, Hot Feet, Good Vibrations. Thanks to AMDA, About Artists, family, friends, teachers, Mason and God.
(Boxer, Fight Captain)
SUNY Fredonia graduate (magna cum laude). As a young man, I dreamed of performing on Broadway. I'm beyond thankful and proud to be here. Thanks and love to Scotty Kreindler, Hartig Hilepo, Mom and Dad, Nicholas and my beautiful wife Mrs. Oddo!
I only have 40 words! Happy to be here, and truly grateful. A product of kindness from strangers and faith from loved ones. Be like water.
Recent: The Last Goodbye (Old Globe). Broadway: Nice Work..., Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, Wicked. Encores!: Damn Yankees; Promises, Promises. Film/TV: "Smash," My Week With Marilyn. Thanks to my beautiful friends and family for their support.
is thrilled to be part of this knockout musical! Broadway: Catch Me If You Can. Tour/regional: Memphis, Flashdance, Saturday Night Fever, The Jack Cole Project, West Side Story. Endless thanks to Kelly, CGF, Ryan and my amazing family!
Broadway: Women on the Verge..., In the Heights. Pre-Broadway: Mambo Kings (Frankie Suarez). Off-Broadway: Fame on 42nd Street (Ensemble, Joe Vegas u/s). Other: The Capeman (Public Theater). Film: Across the Universe, Enchanted, Step Up 2: The Streets, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.
Broadway: Wicked, The Other Place, Assassins, Take Me Out, Women on the Verge..., Blood Brothers, Jekyll & Hyde, Starlight Express. Other: Jerry Springer: The Opera, The Three Musketeers, Company, New Year. TV/film: "The Big C," "...My Pants Back," "Kidnapped," "L&O," "Third Watch."
Broadway: West Side Story, South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. First national tours:The Addams Family, South Pacific. Regional: 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), High School Musical (Gabriella), LES MISERABLES. Thanks to my family and the Luedtke Agency.
Broadway: Godspell (Judas), American Idiot (Favorite Son), The Lion King (Simba), Hair (Hud), Ragtime. Off-B'way: MTC's Choir Boy. Regional: White Noise, Miss Saigon (John), Kansas City Rep's Pippin (Leading Player). TV: co-star in "Blue Bloods," "Person of Interest," "American Dreams," "Soul Food" (Showtime).
JENNY LEE STERN
A Philly area native, Jenny is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with this phenomenal company. NYC: A Christmas Story (Madison Square Garden). Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking (original cast recording). God is good! For Goc, a believer.
Extensive credits include Broadway: The Assembled Parties, After the Fall. Film: Man on a Ledge. TV: "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "Zero Hour," "The Carrie Diaries."
has appeared on Broadway in the original casts of Scandalous and Memphis. National tour appearances include Nala in The Lion King and Wicked in Chicago. Truly humbled with thanks! Love to God, family, friends and DGRW Inc.
Broadway: West Side Story, A Catered Affair, The Rainmaker, On the 20th Century, Brigadoon. Television: "Unforgettable," "Person of Interest," "30 Rock," "Royal Pains," "Damages," "Law & Order." Film: Delivery Man, The Thomas Crown Affair. President of Actors' Equity Association 2006-2009.
STACEY TODD HOLT
Broadway: Crazy for You, Big, Contact, The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cry- Baby, Elf (2X). Tours/other NYC: Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street, Funny Girl, The Loves of Mr. Lincoln, Idaho, Big Bank. Love to Lilly, Lucy, John and both Marthas.