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Meet the Cast of BE MORE CHILL- Now on Broadway!

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Just last night the company of the cult hit Be More Chill, featuring music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, a book by Joe Tracz , direction by Stephen Brackett and choreography by Chase Brock, celebrated opening night on Broadway.

What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive "perfect life" is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself-especially if you're a loser...geek...or whatever.

Be More Chill arrives on Broadway with the entire cast of this summer's off-Broadway engagement intact. The company features Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits) as Jeremy; George Salazar (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael; Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine;Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich; Katlyn Carlson(Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe; Tiffany Mann(Waitress, Jerry Springer the Opera) as Jenna; Lauren Marcus (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke; Britton Smith (Shuffle Along, After Midnight) as Jake; Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Mr. Heere - Mr. Reyes - Scary Stockboy; and Jason Tam (NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," KPOP) as The Squip. Cameron Bond (Finding Neverland), Anthony Chatmon II(The Book Of Mormon), Morgan Siobhan Green(Sweetee), Troy Iwata (The Boy Who Danced on Air), Talia Suskauer (Love in Hate Nation) and Joel Waggoner (School of Rock) are the company understudies.


Be More ChillWill Roland (Jeremy Heere): Will Roland is a Brooklyn-based actor/singer/human. Recently: Be More Chill, Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits, LoserSongs. TV: "Billions", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Red Oaks". Proud longtime member of Joe Iconis & Family. Passionate about new work: new plays & musicals developed with 2ST, La Jolla, Arena, NYMF, NAMT, Hartford Stage, & more. Thanks Mom, Dad, Val, Steph, Station3, SRDABD, Abrams, Wolf Kasteler, and my many loving teachers for their support throughout this crazy endeavor. www.will-roland.com, Twitter: @will_roland, Instagram: @actually_will_roland

Be More ChillGeorge Salazar (Michael Mell): George is thrilled to return to Broadway with Be More Chill. Broadway: Godspell. Nat'l tour: Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Be More Chill, The Lightning Thief (Drama Desk nom.), tick, tick... BOOM!, Here Lies Love. Regional: Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter. TV: "Bull," "Divorce." Albums: Two-Player Game, Be More Chill, The Lightning Thief, Godspell. Love and gratitude to the Salazar family, the BMC 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 families, and every one of you who found and fell in love with our show and let everyone know about it. We're here because of you. www.thegeorgesalazar.com @georgesalazar

Be More ChillStephanie Hsu (Christine Canigula): Stephanie originated the role of Christine in Be More Chill at Two River and the show's Off-Broadway run. She is excited to continue the journey on Broadway! Most recently, she made her Broadway debut as Karen The Computer in the Tony Award nominated, SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical. Film/TV: "The Path" seasons 1-3, "Femme", "Set It Up", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Girl Code". BFA: NYU (Experimental Theater Wing, Atlantic). All things for Liz Swados, always. Thank you beyond- to all my beloveds who help me bloom big. For more, follow @hsulace

Be More ChillJason Tam (The Squip): Broadway: IF/THEN, Lysistrata Jones (Astaire Award nomination), A Chorus Line (Original revival cast), Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Be More Chill, KPOP (Lortel Award), Marry Me A Little, Lysistrata Jones. Tour: Les Misérables. NY: Nobody Loves You, Allegiance, The Last Goodbye, US, Clueless, The Black Suits. Regional: Hollywood Bowl, Guthrie Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, Sharon Playhouse, Casa Mañana. TV: "Jesus Christ Superstar Live" NBC, "Do No Harm", "Guilty", "Hawaii 5-0", "One Life to Live", "Beyond the Break". Film: Every Little Step (documentary). BFA - NYU Tisch.

Be More ChillGerard Canonico (Rich Goranski): Favorite Broadway credits: Groundhog Day (Original Broadway Cast, Fred), Spring Awakening (Original Broadway cast, ensemble/Moritz replacement), American Idiot (Original Broadway cast). Off-Broadway credits: Bare (New World Stages), Dear Evan Hansen (2nd Stage Theater), Brooklynite (The Vineyard Theater), and The Talls (2nd Stage Uptown Theater). Regional: Be More Chill (Two River Theater). Feature Films: Not Fade Away(Director David Chase) and Boy Wonder. Gerard also freelances as a musician on a variety of instruments and projects. Most notably he fronts and plays guitar in the touring tribute band to Blink-182 known as The Dude Ranch. Instagram- @GerardCanonicoOfficial

Be More ChillKatlyn Carlson (Chloe Valentine): Katlyn is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with Be More Chill! She's been on this wild ride since originating the role of Chloe, first at Two River Theater (including the OCR), and again Off-Broadway. Other Off-Broadway: The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin. First National Tour: Dirty Dancing. Film/TV: Holly Star, Going In Style, My Name Is Jerry, "Happy Together," "Henry Danger," "Master of None," "Alternatino with Arturo Castro," "Billions," "The Jim Gaffigan Show." B.A., the University of Chicago. Love love love to her favourite Canadian, Ryan. @katlyncarlson

Be More ChillTiffany Mann (Jenna Rolan): TV: NBC's "Rise," "Orange Is The New Black." Broadway: Waitress. Off-Broadway: Be More Chill, Jerry Springer the Opera (Lucille Lortel Award Winner and Chita Rivera Award Nominee), Invisible Thread, Cabin in the Sky. Other theater: Dreamgirls (Effie), Live at Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd, The Color Purple (Celie). Ms. Mann is a Texas native and studied Opera at Oklahoma City University. Words alone cannot express her gratitude, so she offers the gift of song as her thanks. @iamtiffanymann

Be More ChillLauren Marcus (Brooke Lohst): Broadway debut! Most recent credits include: Brooke in Be More Chill (Two River Theater and Signature Theatre), Brigid in The Humans (St. Louis Rep), Amy in Company (Barrington Stage), Beatsville (Asolo Rep), and The Jonathan Larson Project (Feinstein's/54 Below). Lauren is also a singer/songwriter, and her debut EP, Never Really Done With You, is on Spotify and iTunes. BM : NYU; MA : Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Endless thanks and love to BMC teams 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, our BMC fans, my family, my man, Diane Kitten, CK, Hatch, John Simpkins, Acrilix, and Whole Artist Management. Whew! www.laurenmarcus.com, @laurmarcus.

Be More ChillBritton Smith (Jake Dillinger): Broadway: Shuffle Along, After Midnight. Off Broadway: Bella (Playwrights Horizons); Fortress of Solitude, Wild Goose Dreams (Public), Wild Party, Cotton Club Parade (Encores). Regional: The Sting, The Honeymooners (PaperMill), Annie (Ordway), Kiss Me, Kate (Bay Street). Founding member and President of The Broadway Advocacy Coalition. BFA, Pace University.

Be More ChillJason SweetTooth Williams (Mr. Heere - Mr. Reyes - Scary Stockboy): Jason is making his Broadway debut with Be More Chill after being part of the Off-Broadway run last summer! Jason also recently originated roles in the world premieres of Disney's Freaky Friday (Signature Theater, La Jolla Playhouse) and Benny and Joon (The Old Globe). Be More Chill marks over a decade of collaboration with Joe Iconis, having also appeared in The Black Suits (SPF- The Public Theater), Things to Ruin (Le Poisson Rouge) and Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova) and many others. Jason also played Prince Dauntless (opposite Jackie Hoffman) in Transport Group's revival of Once Upon a Mattress. Love to Molly and Mara! @jasonsweettooth

Be More ChillCameron Bond (u/s Squip/Jake/Mr. Heere-Mr. Reyes-Scary Stockboy): Broadway: Finding Neverland. Off-Bway: Be More Chill. National Tour: Finding Neverland (First Nat'l), Beauty & the Beast (Gaston). Regional: La Mirada/McCoy-Rigby, 3D Theatricals, Disney Cruise Line's Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). B.A. in Business Administration, Azusa Pacific University. Thank you Creatives, Professional Artists, TelseyCo as well as BJDKCJ for your unconditional love and support. @cameronjbond #squipdaddy

Be More ChillAnthony Chatmon II (u/s Squip/Jake/Michael/Rich/as Cast And Dance Captain): Broadway Debut! National Tours: Cinderella's Prince in Fiasco Theater's Into The Woods, Doctor in The Book Of Mormon. Other theater: Hairspray (DTC), Freedom Riders (NYMF), Lempicka (Lab), West Side Story (Hollywood Bowl). TV: "Law and Order: SVU", "Blue Bloods", "The Other Two", "Bull". Thank you God, Family, Sherry, Telsey+Co. IG: @Anthonychatmonjr.

Be More ChillMorgan Siobhan Green (u/s Christine/Brooke/Chloe/Jenna/as Cast): Broadway Debut. Off Broadway: Folk Wandering (ARTNY), Sweetee (Signature). Regional:Between The Lines (Pre Broadway). Thank you to the entire Be More Chill creative team, cast, and crew. Thank you to Telsey+Co, my MSA fam, and 44 West Entertainment. Mom, Dad, and Manny its lit. TTLJC @morgansiobhan

Be More ChillTroy Iwata (u/s Jeremy/Michael/Rich/as Cast): Off-Broadway: The Boy Who Danced On Air. National tour: The Lightning Thief. Select Regional: The Boy Who Danced On Air, The Taming of the Shrew, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days. TV: "New Amsterdam" (NBC), "Quantico" (ABC), "Time After Time" (ABC), "Orange Is The New Black" (Netflix), "Truth Slash Fiction" pilot. Cast recordings: The Boy Who Danced On Air (Rosser & Sohne), Island Song (Carner & Gregor). www.troyiwata.com @mrtroyiwata

Be More ChillTalia Suskauer (u/s Christine/Brooke/Chloe/Jenna): Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway: Be More Chill (Signature Theatre). Proud alum of Penn State Musical Theatre. Thanks to HCKR, Joe Iconis, Jennifer Tepper, and the whole cast and crew of BMC. Endless love and gratitude to my family and friends who have never stopped believing in me. @taliasuskauer

Be More ChillJoel Waggoner (u/s Mr. Heere-Mr. Reyes-Scary Stockboy/as Cast): Broadway: School of Rock. Off-Broadway: Southern Comfort (Public Theater). The Joel Waggoner Experience (Joe's Pub). TV: "100,000 Pyramid" Season 3 Premiere. Composer: Presto Change-o (Barrington Stage). 2012 Dramatist Guild Fellow (Composer). MFA from NYU Tisch. Debut single "Unlikely Warrior" on iTunes. Follow @joelwaggoner and @Joelcappella on Instagram.

Photo Credit: Maria Baranova


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