Full Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 5/23-8/18

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the Stephen Sondheim celebration, Side By Side By Sondheim, which will run May 23 through August 18 at the CLO Cabaret.

Michael Campayno returns to the CLO Cabaret after appearing as Gene in 'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical. In addition, his Pittsburgh CLO credits include: Jekyll and Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Love Changes Everything and The Sound of Music. North Shore Music Theatre: All Shook Up (u/s Chad). BFA Musical Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University 2014.

Billy Hepfinger is making his CLO Cabaret debut. A graduate of Princeton and a Pittsburgh native, Mr. Hepfinger's local credits include Pittsburgh CLO (A Musical Christmas Carol, Young Washington), Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (Three Sisters, Ivanov), Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Hairspray, The Sound of Music), City Theatre (2011 Young Playwrights Festival) and Carrnivale Theatrics (Next to Normal). Mr. Hepfinger appeared this winter in a developmental workshop of the new musical Tamar of the River with Prospect Theater Company in New York. Most recently, he originated the role of Alex in the world premiere of Antarktikos at the REP.

Daniel Krell is making his CLO Cabaret debut after performing in over 35 Pittsburgh CLO productions. Mr. Krell was most recently seen at the Pittsburgh Public Theater as Dr. Lyman Hall in their much acclaimed production of 1776. He has played a variety of major roles with the region's professional theaters, such as Pittsburgh Public, City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage, PICT, and The Rep as well as with theaters around the country, including Gateway Playhouse, PlayMakers Repertory, and Clarence Brown Theatre among others. Mr. Krell is also a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials, and voice-overs.

Kristiann Menotiades returns for her ninth show at the CLO Cabaret. Favorites include: Shear Madness; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ruthless! The Musical. Other credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Alice Miller in My Favorite Year, Yonah in Children of Eden and Madge in the new work play Enlightenment at The City Theatre. Ms. Menotiades is also an instructor at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy and the director of Fox Chapel High School's fall play.

Lenora Nemetz is one of a rare breed in theater today, having performed on Broadway in Cabaret, Bob Fosse's Original Chicago, Working, Up In One with Peter Allen, The Rink, Pajama Game, and the 2008 Tony Award revival of Gypsy. National tours include Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie and Some Like It Hot. Ms. Nemetz has starred in over 20 CLO productions, and is returning to the Cabaret after appearing as Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense.

Caroline Nicolian has worked for numerous theater companies in the Pittsburgh area such as Pittsburgh Musical Theatre and Carrnivale Theatrics, and received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Some of her past credits include Can-Can! (La Mome Pistache), Into the Woods (The Witch), Evita (Eva Peron) and the title role in Jane Eyre the Musical.

Richard Sabellico (Director & Choreographer) is an award winning director, seasoned Broadway actor as well as a respected acting coach and script adapter. Mr. Sabellico directed, choreographed and adapted the critically-acclaimed American Jewish Theatre production of The Cocoanuts and its transfer to Broadway. He has also directed Wonderful Town at Lincoln Center, Leonard Bernstein: A Helluva Town at Rainbow and Stars as well as a revised version of Jerry Herman's first musical Milk and Honey. He was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle and one Drama Desk Award for his work on I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Rags. Mr. Sabellico directed the American premiere of Willy Russell's Blood Brothers and was Associate Director to Arthur Laurents on Tyne Daly's Broadway revival of Gypsy. He has directed in most major venues throughout the United States. As an actor, he's performed in seven Broadway shows, most notably as Rooster in Annie and as Pasty in Gypsy. Mr. Sabellico also starred as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in the National Tour of Anything Goes with legendary star, Mitzi Gaynor.




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