Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show!
American Psycho has music, lyrics and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Supergirl," "Looking," "Glee"). Directed by Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold (King Charles III), AMERICAN PSYCHO has choreography by Tony Award nominee Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles). Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Choice) is cast in the lead role of Patrick Bateman.
Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out London run, American Psycho brings its designer brand of style, sex, and synthesizers to Broadway. Set in the excess of 1980s Manhattan, American Psycho tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker who pursues his darkest American dreams. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in exclusive restaurants, hot clubs, and luxury labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a more sinful indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip...
BENJAMIN WALKER (Patrick Bateman) can next be seen starring with Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's epic adaptation of In The Heart of The Sea for Warner Bros. He then stars as the male lead in LionsGate's romantic drama The Choice, an adaptation of the successful novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, which will be released in February 2016. Walker has also wrapped production as the star of the romantic period film The Moon and The Sun, based on the popular young adult novel of the same name. Currently, Walker is in production as the lead character in the independent drama film entitled "Shimmer Lake." Some of his other previous film credits include appearing in the Clint Eastwood directed Flags Of Our Fathers, the Bill Condon directed Kinsey, the title role in Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, produced by Tim Burton, and the Emmy- nominated HBO film Muhammed Ali's Greatest Fight directed by Stephen Frears. Benjamin is perhaps best known from his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway as the title character inBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Benjamin's extensive theater credits include: the Broadway revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof alongside Scarlett Johannson and directed by Rob Ashford, Roundabout Theatre Company's Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway directed by Rufus Norris and co-starring Laura Linney, and Inherit The Wind on Broadway opposite Brian Dennehy and Christopher Plummer, directed by Doug Hughes. He also co-starred in Arrangements Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company, directed by Christian Parker. Raised in Cartersville, Georgia, Benjamin is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He currently resides in New York where he produces and hosts a monthly comedy variety show called "Find the Funny" at Joe's Pub.
ALICE RIPLEY (Mrs. Bateman/Mrs.Wolfe) received the 2009 Best Actress in a Musical Tony and Helen Hayes Awards for her work in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of The Who's Tommy, and went on to star in the original Broadway casts of Sunset Boulevard, Side Show (Tony and Drama Desk noms), James Joyce's The Dead, and The Rocky Horror Show. Ms. Ripley is also a songwriter, and she has produced three albums with her band, RIPLEY. She has starred in the feature films Muckland, SUGAR!, Bear With Us, The Way I Remember It and Isn't It Delicious, and recently appeared on the small screen in "Blue Bloods," "30 Rock," and "Royal Pains."
HELÉNE YORKE (Evelyn Williams) is currently shooting the new Epix show "Graves," alongside Nick Nolte. She also recently recurred as Jane on the critically acclaimed Showtime series "Masters of Sex." She can next be seen in the upcoming film The Night Before. Heléne has also performed on Broadway, most notably in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway, as well as Off-Broadway. Other TV credits include "Person of Interest" (CBS), "30 Rock" (NBC), "A Gifted Man" (CBS), "I Just Want My Pants Back" (MTV), and "Louie" (FX). She was also featured on the acclaimed web series "High Maintenance." Heléne can be heard on "American Dad" (FOX), "Family Guy" (FOX), "Bojack Horseman" (NETFLIX), and "Robot Chicken" (Comedy Central).
JENNIFER DAMIANO (Jean) received a Tony Award nomination for creating the role of "Natalie" in the critically acclaimed Broadway production, Next To Normal. She returned to Broadway as the original "Mary Jane Watson" in Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, with music and lyrics by U2, and starred in the Off-Broadway musical, Venice, at the Public Theatre. At 15 years old, Jennifer made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and was the youngest member of the original cast. Jennifer recently completed shooting the independent film, American Dresser, and can be seen in the indie features Outliving Emily and B-Side, as well as Fourth Man Out, due in theaters early 2016.
DREW MOERLEIN (Paul Owen) is a NYC-based actor and Syracuse University graduate. American Psycho The Musical is Drew's Broadway Debut and he is excited to be sharing the stage with this talented cast. National Tour: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Musical Parody (Christian Grey role). Regional Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Real Thing, Lost in Yonkers, The Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol. TV: Eli Roth's "South of Hell" (Dusty - series regular), "OLTL," "Legal Aids," "In Between Men." Film: Blind, Fair Market Value, V/H/S, Heather and Andy, 1928, Yearbook. Thank you to Robert Stein Management, Stewart Talent, Telsey & Co., Don Buchwald & Associates, Mom, Pop & Alex, Mr. Speigel & Ms. Devino, and his amazing friends and family. Love to his wife and inspiration Adrienne. Proud AEA member since 2012.
KRYSTINA ALABADO (Vanden, u/s Jean). Krystina was most recently seen in the world premiere of David Bowie's Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop. Broadway: Green Day's American Idiot. National Tours: Evita (Mistress), American Idiot & Spring Awakening (1st National Tours dir. Michael Mayer) Off-Broadway/Regional: Camp Wanatachi (La MaMa), Pregnancy Pact (Weston Playhouse). TV: "Tyrant" (FX). Thanks to my family, Terry and David at NSM, Erin and all at CESD, Craig, the entire creative team and love to my Bob next door!
DAVE THOMAS BROWN (David Van Patten, u/s Patrick Bateman) is a North Carolina bred Sagittarius. Starred as Casey in the NYC premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride at MCC (Clive Barnes Theatre Award), and as JD in Heathers: The Musical. Michael in The Bridges Of Madison County 1st National Tour, Spring Awakening (Cygnet Theatre), At Liberty Hall (Premiere Stages), Shakespeare's R&J (Cygnet Theatre). Proud graduate of UNCSA.
JORDAN DEAN (Luis Carruthers) was most recently seen opposite Patti Lupone and Michael Urie in Shows for Days at Lincoln Center. His other credits include: Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mamma Mia!, Cymbeline. Theater: The New Century (Lincoln Center), Pump Boys and Dinettes (City Center), The Heart of Robin Hood (American Repertory Theater), Macbeth (Manchester Theatre Festival, UK/Park Ave Armory) - Dir. Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, A Midsummer Night's Dream (CSC), Romeo and Juliet (Actors Theater of Louisville), The Corn is Green (Williamstown), As You Like It (Public). Film: Not Fade Away, Thanks For Sharing, Burning Blue, Virgin Alexander, Jersey Girls, Our Little Happiness. TV: "High Maintenance," "The Mysteries of Laura," "Royal Pains," "Show Me a Hero," "Forever," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order," "Guiding Light." Education: B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University.
ANNA EILINSFELD (Victoria, u/s Evelyn Williams, Courtney Lawrence). Broadway: Kinky Boots, Wicked. Regional and Tour: Wicked, Evita (Flat Rock Playhouse), Venice (KCRep), Les Miserables(Marriott Lincolnshire), Winner Take All (NYFringe). Television: "Royal Pains," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "The Following," "Manhattan Love Story," "Taxi: Brooklyn," "Blue Bloods." Film: New Line Cinema's upcoming How to be Single. Graduate of Northwestern University.
JASON HITE (Sean Bateman). Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Bare (New World Stages). Regional: Girlfriend (Berkeley Rep), Giant (Dallas Theatre Center), Spring Awakening (San Jose Rep), The Black Suits (Barrington Stage Company). Film/TV: The Good Wife, Madam Secretary (CBS) Albums: From the Dim, Sweet Light with his band 5j Barrow. Endless thanks and love to friends and family, the team at Station 3, and to Telsey. For Mom, Dad, Grandma, Eryn, and Young Rep.
ERICKA HUNTER (Sabrina, u/s Evelyn Williams, Courtney Lawrence, Mrs. Bateman/Mrs. Wolfe)American Psycho marks Ericka's fourth original Broadway cast. A native of Ottawa, Canada, Ericka has appeared in the Broadway casts of Rock Of Ages, Flower Drum Song, Doctor Zhivago and 42ndStreet. Other theater credits include Bangwagon (Encores!), The Lion King (Toronto), Radio City Rockettes, Damn Yankees (Reprise!). TV credits include: "Smash" (NBC), "Rescue Me" (FX), "Mozart In The Jungle" (Amazon), "Best Time Ever" (NBC).
HOLLY JAMES (Christine). Training: The Urdang Academy. Theatre credits include: Ensemble inWonderland (Manchester International and National Production); The Matador in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse); Christine in American Psycho - Original Cast (Almeida Theatre); Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain in The Bodyguard - Original Cast (Adelphi Theatre); Ensemble & understudy Hattie in Kiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre); Company in Pippin(Menier Chocolate Factory); Guest Vocalist in Michael Ball's Heroes Tour (UK Tour); Soloist in La Varite (Hackney Empire); Featured Dancer in Stephen Mear's Shoes (The Peacock Theatre); Swing & u/s Dionne in Hair (Broadway transfer to the Gielgud Theatre); Tiger Lilly in Peter Pan (Curve, Leicester); Demeter in Cats (Stadium Tour); Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK Tour); Peaches, one of the Dynamites in the original West End cast of Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Swing and Dance Captain in Porgy & Bess (Savoy Theatre); Joule in Starlight Express (UK Tour); Ensemble in The Genius of Ray Charles (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Other credits include: TYMES 4 (Girl Group) with 2 Top 20 hits and a UK/European Tour; 'I'm In Heaven' a No 7 hit with Jason Nevins; 'Touch It' a No 3 hit in the US Club Charts; 'Ayo Technology' video featured Girl In Car, song by Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent.
KEITH RANDOLPH SMITH (Detective Kimball). Broadway: Fences, King Hedley II, The Piano Lesson, Come Back Little Sheba, Salome. Off-Broadway: Intimacy (New Group), Tamburlaine (TFANA), Theatre for One (T41), First Breeze of Summer (Signature), Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons), Jitney (Second Stage/London's National Theatre), Holiday Heart (MTC). Regional: Paradise Blue (Williamstown), Anthony and Cleopatra (Hartford), The CA Lyons Project (Alliance), Sunset Baby(City Theatre), Gem of the Ocean (McCarter), Death of a Salesman (Chautauqua). Film: Anesthesia, Journeymen, The Warrior Class, Malcolm X, Path to Paradise, Fallout, Girl 6, Dead Dogs Lie, Backstreet Justice. TV: "Onion Sportsdome," "Law and Order" (all), "NY Undercover," "The Cosby Show," "I'll Fly Away," "One Life to Live," "All My Children."
THEO STOCKMAN (Tim Price) has appeared on Broadway in the original casts of Green Day's American Idiot and The Public's revival of HAIR. Off-Broadway he starred in the world premiere of David Rabe's An Early History of Fire (The New Group). TV credits include: "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central, recur), "The Following" (FOX), "Private Practice" (ABC), "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime), "Blue Bloods" (CBS), "30ROCK" (NBC), and "Olive Kitteridge" (HBO). Recent film includes Stephen King's A Good Marriage, And So It Goes (dir. Rob Reiner), and Home. He can be seen in the critically acclaimed web series "High Maintenance," soon to be on HBO. Upcoming: "Shades Of Blue" on NBC.
ALEX MICHAEL STOLL (Craig McDermott). Broadway: West Side Story, Evita, Spiderman, If/Then. Other Theatre: Colossal (Young Mike) Kennedy Center Rolling World premiere at DTC. TV/Film: A Million Ways to Die In The West, "Gossip Girl," "Smash," Oscars, Kennedy Center Honors. Love to my family and Jeff.
MORGAN WEED (Courtney Lawrence). Theater: First Wives Club (dir. Simon Phillips, Oriental Theater), Grease (dir. Daniel Goldstein, Papermill Playhouse), Fly (dir. Jeffrey Seller, Dallas Theater Center), The Last Five Years (dir. Jason Robert Brown, Second Stage), Swing State (NYMF Outstanding Individual Performance Award, dir. Igor Goldin), Rent (dir. Michael Greif, New World Stages), Next to Normal (dir. Michael Greif, Second Stage), Saved (dir. Gary Griffin, Playwrights Horizons), Dangerous Beauty (dir. Sheryl Kaller, Pasadena Playhouse), Venice (dir. Eric Rosen, Kirk Douglas Theater), The Boys Are Coming Home (dir. Gary Griffin, Barber Theater), Was (dir. Tina Landau, Barber Theater), The Fig Leaves Are Falling (dir. Ben West, Connelly Theater). Television: "Elementary," "Person of Interest." Film: Je T'aime Jean, Fish & Owl, Consumers. Northwestern University. AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
BRANDON KALM (stand-by Craig McDermott, David Van Patten, Sean Bateman, Luis Carruthers, Tim Price) Broadway debut! International/National Tour: Green Day's American Idiot. The Public: The Tempest. B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Pace University and current student at the William Esper Studio. A massive thank you to this incredible creative team and Telsey + Company for this wild wonderful ride. Love to my family, DBA, Authentic Talent, and my little odd.
SYDNEY MORTON (standby Sabrina, Christine, Victoria). Broadway: Memphis (OBC), Evita (OBC), Motown ("Florence," OBC). National Tours: Flashdance ("Alex"), Jersey Boys ("Francine," Chicago Company). Regional: High School Musical ("Gabriella," Paper Mill Playhouse), The Wild Party (Encores), Cabin In The Sky (Encores, 2016). TV/Film: The Intern, Service to Man, The Sound of Music Live (NBC), "Jessica Jones" (Netflix). Training: The University of Michigan, RADA. Go Blue! Thanks to the creative team, BRS/Gage, 44 West Entertainment, family, Preston (and George). Joshua 1:9.
ANTHONY SAGARIA (standby Craig McDermott, David Van Patten, Sean Bateman, Luis Carruthers) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! New York Theatre: The Bad Years (Danny). Regional: Murder Ballad (Michael), Into The Woods (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie). TV: "Orange Is The New Black." Proud Baldwin Wallace graduate. Big thanks to Stone Manners Salners, Telsey & Co., Mom, and Dad.
NEKA ZANG (Standby for Sabrina, Christine, Victoria) is BLOODY excited to be back on Broadway with American Psycho. She just wrapped a starring role in the feature film Dam Sharks for the SYFY network that will air summer 2016. Splitting her time between LA and NYC, she has appeared on both stage and screen. She was last seen on Broadway as Constance Sack rocking out eight times a week in the smash hit Rock 0f Ages. Some favorite credits include, Wicked, Mary Poppins, commercials for Spanx, Massage Envy and can be seen in the feature film A Winters Tale starring Colin Farrell. For the believers that always continue to support my craziness: Mom, Dad, Mars, Peter and for Craig/Telsey who continues to cast me.