STAGE TUBE: Get to Know the Aca-Awesome Ensemble of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit will star David Abeles (Once), 2016 "America's Got Talent" contestant Moya Angela (Ghost The Musical), 2012 American Beatbox Vice Champion Steven "HeaveN" Cantor (Broadway Debut), Justin Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; "American Idol"), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Erin Mackey (Amazing Grace), Gerianne Perez (Broadway Debut), Margo Seibert (Rocky), Chesney Snow (Broadway Debut), James Snyder (If/Then), Mariand Torres (Broadway Debut), Nicholas Ward (On the Town), Adam Bashian (Broadway Debut), Laurel Harris (Wicked) and AureLia Williams (Broadway Debut).
The ensemble cast is made up of plenty of Broadway veterans, but some new faces as well. Get to know the full gang with some of their past performances below!
David Abeles (Dave) Broadway: Once (Eamon / Original Cast), Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis) Off- Broadway: Incident at Vichy (Signature), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Pierre), Once (NYTW), MDQ (NWS), Atomic (Acorn), Burnt Part Boys (Vineyard), Hell House (St. Ann's) National Tour: Matilda (Miss Trunchbull), My Fair Lady. Film/TV: Begin Again, Son of Morning, "Submissions Only", "Law & Order, SVU." Training: LAMDA. @iamdavidabeles
Moya Angela (Momma, Mrs. Williams, Booth Lady) is an international Broadway singer and actress. She got her Broadway start In The Lion King. Other shows include Effie in Dreamgirls National Broadway Tour and the Apollo as well as Ghost the Musical on Broadway. TV credits include Portia in "30 Rock."
STEVEN "HEAVEN" CANTOR (Boxman), known as Heaven Beatbox, grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. This visionary artist began beatboxing, creating and mimicking sounds at the age of fourteen. A vocal creative artist, he uses his vocal abilities in commercial entertainment as a voice-over talent and actor, and regularly performs live at music festivals, clubs and corporate events worldwide.
Justin Guarini (Trent). Broadway: Wicked (Fiyero), Romeo & Juliet (Paris), American Idiot (Will), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Carlos, original cast). Regional: Moonshine (Gordy, world premiere), Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Drake, world premiere), Mamma Mia (Sam), Cake Off (Jack), Rent (Roger), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph), It's a Wonderful Life (Jake). Solo Albums: JG - EP, Revolutionary Records; Justin Guarini - RCA Records. http://www.justinguarini.com/
Telly Leung (Steven). Broadway credits include Sam Kimura in Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Pacific Overtures, & Flower Drum Song. TV audiences will remember Telly as "Wes, the Warbler" on Glee. He's heard on many Broadway cast recordings and two solo albums - I'll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016).
Erin Mackey (Ali). Broadway: Amazing Grace, Chaplin, Anything Goes, Sondheim on Sondheim and Wicked. Regional/Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd (with the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center), Lady Be Good (Encores!), South Pacific (Paper Mill and Guthrie), The Light in the Piazza (South Coast Repertory). Film/TV: The Intern, The Parent Trap, Blue Bloods.
Gerianne Perez (Kathy). Broadway Debut! Past credits include: Vanessa in In the Heights (Hangar Theatre), Rizzo in Grease (North Shore Music Theatre) and Vocalosity (First National). Much love to the In Transit team, Binder, BRS/Gage and her wonderful family and friends, without whom this would not be possible. Proud graduate of NYU! @gerianne.perez
Margo Seibert (Jane). Broadway: Rocky (Drama League Award nomination). Off-Broadway: Tamar and the River (2014 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical), Undeniable Sound of Right Now. Regional (select credits): Ever After, Last Five Years, Candide. TV: "Elementary," "Boardwalk Empire."
Chesney Snow (Boxman Alternate). Drama Desk award-winning Brooklyn based performer and one of NYC's premiere beatbox/vocal percussionists and pioneering figure in American beatbox culture. Off- Broadway: In Transit (Primary Stages), Burn This, Back From the Front (dir. Giovanna Sardelli) National tour: Vocalosity. Exec. Producer American Beatboxer (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Time Warner).
James Snyder (Nate) was recently seen opposite Idina Menzel in Broadway's If/Then. He received a Drama League Award Nomination for the titular role in Cry-Baby and recently played Jonathon/Miranda in Casa Valentina at Pasadena Playhouse. Additional theatre credits include Carousel at Goodspeed Opera House, Fanny at New York City Center, and Broadway: Three Generations at The Kennedy Center.
Mariand Torres (Nina). Selected Credits: Prince of Broadway (dir Harold Prince, Susan Stroman), Wicked (Elphaba Standby). Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, School of Rock (Gramercy Theatre), Evita (KC Rep), Spamalot (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Giant (Signature Theatre), Murder Ballad (Actors' Playhouse). Workshops with Yale Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab, New York Stage and Film, LAByrinth Theatre Company, among others. TV: Madam Secretary.
Nicholas Ward (Chris). Broadway: On the Town. Lincoln Center: I Am Harvey Milk. City Center Encores!: 1776, Cabin In The Sky, Annie Get Your Gun, Zorba!, Paint Your Wagon, Pipe Dream. National tour: Show Boat. European tour: Porgy and Bess. Regional: Big River, Big Fish, Once on This Island, Ragtime, Little Shop, Smokey Joe's Cafe. For Nana and Mother. Thank You Deke.