Like Everyone Else - Meet the Full Cast of SIDE SHOW, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
The completely reimagined revival of Side Show officially opens tonight, November 17, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, and watch interviews with the company below!
Side Show includes new music by multiple Grammy Award winner and Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony Award nominee Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), with book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Bill Russell and additional book material by Bill Condon, and choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia!).
Side Show is inspired by the remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight.
Broadway: Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut), Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Niki Harris in Curtains. Off-Broadway: The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Applause (Eve Harrington; Encores). Tours: Swing!, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Guys and Dolls. Regional: Side Show at The Kennedy Center and La Jolla Playhouse (SD Critics Circle Award), A Time to Kill, Sunday in the Park with George, Carousel, 90 Years of MUNY Magic, Camelot, The Apple Tree, Jekyll & Hyde, The Student Prince. TV/Film: "Orange is the New Black," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Wife," King Jack. For Mark Weston and Phoebe Binkley.
Broadway: Rock of Ages (Sherrie Christian), Legally Blonde, Grease. Regional: Side Show (La Jolla, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award; Kennedy Center), White Noise(Royal George Theatre). First National Tour: Grease (Sandy) Flashdance - The Musical(Alex Owens). TV: "Louie" "America's Got Talent." NY workshop: Nobody Loves You dir. Pam MacKinnon; Diner dir. Kathleen Marshall. Thank you to Bill Condon for this incredible opportunity. Love to family, friends and Brandt. Proud client of Soffer-Namoff.
Broadway credits include Tony in West Side Story, Kenickie in Grease. Also the World premieres of Flashdance and It Shoulda Been You. National tours of Rent, Grease, andFame. Thank you BRS/Gage, Bill, Henry, Anthony, Janet and Bill Condon! Love to my Hydzik and Arnoldy "troupe," and most of all, my true better half, Megan.
Broadway: The Nerd, Hay Fever, Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Off-Broadway: June Moon, Life and Limb, Hyde in Hollywood, Lydie Breeze, The Diary of Anne Frank, Found a Peanut, As You Like It (NYSF). Regional: Big River, Privates on Parade, The Nether (world premiere). Film: Atlantic City, Ragtime, Desperately Seeking Susan, Land of the Dead, The Hills Have Eyes. TV: more than 200 episodes and TV movies, including eight seasons as the medical examiner on "CSI: NY."
Ryan's most important Production so far: daughter Presley London. New York:Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Passion (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations). National/International: Mamma Mia!, Wicked, West Side Story (London). Orchestras: NY Pops, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, Edmonton, Ravinia, Seattle, etc. Film/TV: Sex in the City 2, Act of Vengeance, "Gossip Girl."
DAVID ST. LOUIS
Broadway: Harlem Song, Rent, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center/La Jolla Playhouse), The Royale (The Kirk Douglas Theatre), Intimate Apparel (Pasadena Playhouse), Thunder Knocking At The Door (Cincinnati Playhouse), Ruined (Geffen Playhouse/Intiman Theatre), Parade(Mark Taper Forum), Ragtime (PCPA Theatre), Porgy And Bess (Zach Scott Theatre). Awards: Ovation Award, Helen Hayes Award, 2012 Lunt Fontanne Fellow.
Broadway: debut! National Tours: Jersey Boys (Nick Massi), Oklahoma! (Curly). Regional: South Pacific (Cable at Gateway), Camelot (Arthur at Gretna), Xanadu/All Shook Up (Sonny / Chad at MSMT), Camelot/Annie Get Your Gun (Goodspeed). Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Deven for always being there. I Love You.
3 Legged Man
Broadway/NY: Anything Goes, Follies, Mary Poppins, On Your Toes (Encores!). National Tours: Mary Poppins, White Christmas. Thanks to Chris and my family for the unending support! Thanks to Bill C, Anthony, Bill R, Henry, and this gorgeous family of freaks for their intelligence, wit, talent, and passion for this project!
MATTHEW PATRICK DAVIS
Geek, Doctor #3, Cupid, Townie
Broadway: debut. Selected regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center); Nightingale,Limelight, Midsummer Night's Dream, Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse); South Street(Pasadena Playhouse). Selected TV: "Comedy Bang Bang," "Sam & Cat," "Community," "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Greek," "DOOL," "Veronica Mars" and national commercials. Davis writes and performs original comedy songs and musicals at Upright Citizens Brigade.
CHARITY ANGEL DAWSON
is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in this wonderful show! Some of her favorite credits include Dreamgirls (Effie), Disaster! (Lavora Verona), The Color Purple(Church Lady Darlene), Aida (Aida). She gives thanks to her family. Above all Charity is in love with The Lord. Zephaniah 3:17
Venus di Milo
Broadway/West End: Hair. NYC theatre: Hair (Shakespeare in the Park/NY Public Theater, Born Blue (directed by Anthony Rapp), Homunculous Mask Theater. Regional:Side Show (Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse), Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. TV: "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO). Lauren performs regularly in nightclubs around NYC, including Joe's Pub, Birdland, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Thank you Laura Stanczyk and this amazing creative team! Love to my freakishly amazing little sis, Chelsea.
Roustabout, Doctor #2, Suitor #3
Originally from Missoula Montana. Broadway: Anything Goes (u/s Billy). Tours:Anything Goes, A Chorus Line (Zach), Shrek (Big Bad Wolf), Cats (Munkustrap). BA, Northern Colorado. Thanks to God for continued blessings, the Mine, family and friends for their love and support, and most of all, my wife Becky. Proud AEA.
Dog Boy, Houdini
Broadway: debut! Regional: Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse, Kennedy Center); Damn Yankees, White Christmas, Seussical, Aida (MTWichita); Forever Plaid (Alhambra Dinner Theatre); Les Miserables and 1776 (Carbonell Nom., The Actors' Playhouse). BFA in Musical Theatre from Wichita State University. AEA Member. Thanks to the Side Show family for making this an unforgettable experience. Love to Mom, Daniel, Maia and Scout!
Born and raised in Connecticut, she studies at Cooperative Arts Magnet School for Theatre and Dance. Credits include Side Show (Kennedy center, Washington DC), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Jingle/Swing). Dance: Miley Cyrus' European TV tour (2013) South America Bangerz tour (2014) She is also a co-owner of a cabaret burlesque company in New York City called Sass N' Betties. She wants to thank her family and friends for all the love and support.
KELVIN MOON LOH
Half Man/Half Woman, Doctor #4
returns to the St. James where he first ushered for The Producers and perpetually daydreamed of performing on this very stage. Alas -Broadway debut. Theatre: Here Lies Love (OOBC, The DJ), American Idiot (1st National). Thank you Mom, Dad, the Mine, my sister(s) & boyfriend(s).
Strong Man, Pin Cushion, Judge, Suitor #2, Ray
is thrilled to return to Side Show after La Jolla and Kennedy Center. Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It*, How To Succeed... *(2011), The Addams Family*, Guys andDolls(2009), Young Frankenstein*, Wicked, Urban Cowboy*. National Tours: Movin Out*,Wicked* (Chicago), Copacabana*, Footloose. (*original company). Thanks creative team, CGF, and Megan & Elliot.
Roustabout, Suitor #4
Broadway: Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Nat'l Tours: Bert in Mary Poppins, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center), 42nd Street, Urinetown, Annie Get Your Gun, Singin' In The Rain. BFA University of Oklahoma. Love and thanks to Paige and my family, MSA and Laura Stanczyk. Deo Gratias.
Reptile Man, Doctor #1, Cameraman, Tod Browning
last appeared on Broadway in the heralded Urinetown. Broadway/National Tours: Jane Eyre, Wicked, Sunset Boulevard (with Petula Clark). Film: Mr. Farley in Stephen Soderbergh's King Of The Hill. Awards for Lisbon Traviata and Falsettoland. A passion for "guerrilla gardening" rules his free time when home in Chicago.
Bearded Lady, Auntie
Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, 42nd Street. Off-Broadway: Being Audrey, Exactly Like You,Smoke on the Mountain, etc. Regional: The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Walnut Street, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kennedy Center, Ford's, etc. Film, TV, & commercials. Co-author of Touché with Randy Redd. Education: Vassar College. Love and thanks to Billy.
Broadway/West End: Hair. National Tours: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary tour, Rent.Regional credits: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage. BFA, University of Michigan.Thanks to the Mine, the entire creative team, her loving and supportive family, Charlie and her freakin' awesome cast!
Broadway/NYC: Chasing Rainbows (reading/associate choreographer), Guys & Dolls(Carnegie Hall), Evita (OBC), How To Succeed... (OBC), Billy Elliot (Older Billy u/s),West Side Story (OBC). Regional: TUTS; MUNY; HGO; "The Kennedy Center Honors." Training: American Ballet Theatre; The Juilliard School. Love to mum & nanna.
Cossack Male, Musician, Cupid, Hans
Acting credits: Side Show (Kennedy Center), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Radio City Music Hall), Toulouse! (NY Theatre Barn). Music directing credits: Jeff-recommended A Little Night Music, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Next to Normal,Jeff-nominated Sexy Baby. Composition credits: Toulouse! (www.toulousethemusical.com), People of My Life, Maxwell, Six Stories Up. Love and gratitude to creative team, family, Peter, and friends.
Violet Understudy/Daisy Understudy/Female Swing
Broadway debut! DeLaney recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre. Her favorite roles include Christine in the The Phantom of the Opera (University Premiere) and Pearl in Starlight Express (US Regional Premiere). Special thanks to her family, CGF, and the whole creative team.
Most notable credits on Broadway include Merchant of Venice (as Prince of Morocco), Peter and the Starcatcher (original cast). Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven, Richard III (Bridge Project), Winter's Tale (as Leontes). TV/Film: NOW (documentary), "Person of Interest", "The Knick", "Think Tank" (pilot).