What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
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The cast of Honeymoon in Vegas includes Tony Award nominee Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Tony Danza, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar,Matt Allen,Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Sean Allan Krill, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Jessica Naimy, Zachary Prince, Catherine Ricafort, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder, and Katie Webber.
Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of Jack Singer (Rob McClure), a regular guy with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy (Brynn O'Malley) to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Tony Danza), looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. What happens next is anybody's bet!
Perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" Tony Danza has indisputably been one of America's most iconic television, film, and stage stars for over 30 years. Among Tony's stage credits is his exciting run on Broadway in Mel Brooks's hit musical The Producers, playing Max Bialystock, his theatrical debut in Wrong Turn at Lungfish (1993), which earned him an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, the critically acclaimed The Iceman Cometh, opposite Kevin Spacey, and Arthur Miller's Tony Award winning play, A View from the Bridge. Danza's big-screen credits include roles in Walt Disney's Angels in the Outfield, She's Out of Control, The Hollywood Knights, A Brooklyn State of Mind, and the critically acclaimed Don Jon. Danza most recently received critical acclaim when he originated the role of Tommy Korman in Honeymoon In Vegas for the shows' pre-Broadway run at the Paper Mill Playhouse. According to the New York Times, his performance embodied the "the cooler-than-cool spirit" of Frank Sinatra. In 2009, Danza took on his most challenging and rewarding role, teaching 10th grade English. He wrote about his experience in his New York Times best-selling book, entitled I'd Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year As a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High. Danza has received numerous notable awards in recognition for his philanthropic efforts, including recent honors from the state of New York, USA Today, and AARP. He is a regular volunteer and mentor at the New York City All Stars, Voices Against Brain Cancer, sits on the board of the New York City Police Athletic League, and participates regular in charity efforts in the NYC area. Danza currently lives in New York City, and is the proud father of his children Marc, Katie, and Emily, and grandfather to Marc and his daughter-in-law Julie's two boys.
Rob McClure received Tony, Drama League, Astaire, and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for his performance in the title role of Chaplin: The Musical. Rob's other Broadway credits include I'm Not Rappaport, opposite Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, and the roles of Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q. He later received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance in the Avenue Q national tour. He delighted 92nd Street Y audiences in Kathleen Marshall's salute to MGM musicals Going Hollywood and similarly charmed crowds at New York City Center Encores! in Where's Charley? and Irma La Douce. Rob was thrilled to return "home" to Paper Mill Playhouse last season to originate the role of Jack in the world premiere production of Honeymoon In Vegas. He could not be happier to be bringing Sin City to Broadway alongside Tony Danza! Regionally, he appeared in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot at the Cleveland Playhouse and Robert and Willie Reale's Johnny Baseball at the American Repertory Theatre. A fan favorite at St Louis's Muny, Rob has been seen there in Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins, Shrek, The Addams Family, and Hello, Dolly! Particularly active in the Philadelphia theater scene, Rob has collaborated with the Arden Theatre Co. (A Funny Thing..., Flea and the Professor), The Walnut Street (Mozart in Amadeus, Carmen Ghia in The Producers), and many more, winning him two Barrymore Awards for Best Actor. Other regional work includes; The Old Globe, Delaware Theatre Co., Flat Rock Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, and LaJolla Playhouse. Rob recently made his film debut in the Award winning short film Recursion, directed by Sam Buntrock for which Rob won Best Actor at The Queen's World Film Festival. He also recently made his network television debut, guest starring on the hit CBS crime drama, "Person of Interest."
On Broadway, O'Malley most recently played Grace Farrell in the revival of Annie. Her other Broadway credits include: Nessarose in Wicked, Celeste #1/Elaine in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, and Belle understudy in Beauty and the Beast. Regionally, O'Malley starred as Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut in the Las Vegas production of Avenue Q, Laurey inOklahoma! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Esther in Meet Me in St Louis (Paper Mill Playhouse), Gabriella in Boeing-Boeing (Paper Mill Playhouse), Amalia in She Loves Me (Arena Stage; Helen Hayes nomination), Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace (Baltimore Center Stage), The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (Kansas City Rep), and Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North Shore Music Theatre). O'Malley's television credits include: "Smash," "A Gifted Man," "Royal Pains," and "The Big C." O'Malley is a graduate of The University of Michigan.
Buddy Rocky/Roy Bacon
Broadway: Les Miserables, Motown, The Wedding Singer, Grease. Off- Broadway:Altar Boyz (Drama League nomination), Rated P, Slut, Joys of Sex... Tours/Other:Lend Me a Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse), It Shoulda Been You (George Street Playhouse), The Toxic Avenger (George Street Playhouse), Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber (Kennedy Center), Tommy (National Tour), Last Five Years (Florida Stage),The Drowsy Chaperone (NC Theatre), and And The World Goes Round (Bucks County). On television, David has played the icon Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli in "The Mork and Mindy Story" (ayyyy!) and a ballistics tech on "Made in Jersey." On film, David has been seen in 9 Minutes and Carlito's Way. Comedy: For five years David toured with comedian Stephen Lynch, performing his own original material, as well as songs co-written with Stephen Lynch and Jeff Gurner. (London, Las Vegas HBO Comedy Festival, Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, and of course Schenectady, NY.) David's comedy duo, Joberg and Gurner, is signed to Comedy Central Records. The album is called Manhood. It is off-color. David's favorite job is father to Cooper and Benji, and husband to Lizzie. ILYEJBJCJAJ!
Nancy Opel most recently played Madame in Cinderella on Broadway, at the Broadway Theatre, where she made her Broadway debut in the original company of Evita. Previously, she starred in the world premiere of Taylor Mac's play, Hir, at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Recently she appeared in the Barrington Stage production of On The Town and Washington D.C. audiences saw her as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! at Ford's Theatre. She played Huey Calhoun's mama in Memphis on Broadway, and Melvin Ferd's mama/evil mayor Babs Belgoody in The Toxic Avenger Off-Broadway and at Houston's Alley Theatre. Other Broadway credits include Gypsy with Patti LuPone at City Center, Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown(Tony nomination, Best Actress in a Musical), Triumph of Love, the Lincoln Center revival of Anything Goes, the original Sunday in the Park with George, and many others. She has originated roles in a number of David Ives plays in All in the Timing, Mere Mortals, and Polish Joke (Drama Desk and Lortel nominations). Other favorite roles include the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone (national tour) and her serio-comic turn in My Deah (Obie Award). On television, she has appeared on "The Big C," all the "Law and Orders," "Flight of the Conchords," "All My Children," and others. In her spare time, she knits sweaters for her poodle.
Matthew Saldivar is pleased to reprise his role as Johnny Sandwich in Gary Griffin's production of Honeymoon in Vegas. Last season, he performed in James Lapine's production of Act One at Lincoln Center Theater. Other Broadway credits include his turn as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher (directors Alex Timbers and Roger Rees), originating the role of Sammy in The Wedding Singer (director John Rando), Kenickie in Grease (director Kathleen Marshall), and A Streetcar Named Desire (director Emily Mann). Matthew played Luther Billis in the first national tour of LCT's production of South Pacific (director Bartlett Sher). He was recently seen in Denis Jones' production of Grease at the MUNY Theater in St. Louis. Off-Broadway credits include: Randy Newman's Harps and Angels at The Mark Taper Forum (conceived by Jack Viertel and directed by Jerry Zaks), The Toxic Avenger (director John Rando), David Ives' All In The Timing at Primary Stages, and productions at The Public, Atlantic, NYTW, TFANA, NYSF, LABrynth, Guthrie, Long Wharf, and The Shakespeare Theater as well as other productions of classical and new plays. He is a proud BA/MA graduate of Middlebury College and earned his MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program.
SEAN ALLAN KRILL
Standby for Tommy Korman
Broadway: On A Clear Day..., Mamma Mia! Off: Hit The Wall (Barrow Street), A Civil War Christmas (NYTW), Brother/Sister Plays (Public). Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia! Regional: Sideways (La Jolla), Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf),Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare), Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties(Court), Sunday In The Park... (Skylight).
Broadway: The Wedding Singer (u/s Sammy), Oklahoma! (u/s Will Parker), Annie Get Your Gun (u/s Charlie Davenport). National Tours: Billy Elliot, Spamalot (u/s Patsy, Sir Robin, Prince Herbert), The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun, Jolson.Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse: Honeymoon in Vegas, Disney's Little Mermaid(Scuttle), PCLO: Mermaid (Scuttle), KC Starlight: Mermaid (Scuttle), Dallas Summer Musicals: Mermaid (Scuttle), TUTS: Mermaid (Scuttle), Atlanta FOX: Mermaid(Scuttle), NCT: Mermaid (Scuttle), North Shore 2012 & 2013: A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley- IRNE nomination), Ogunquit Playhouse: Buddy Holly (Hipockets Duncan/MC)
Tracee Beazer is so stoked to be a part of the HMIV crew! Broadway credits include: Hairspray (2002 Best Musical Tony Winner), The Wedding Singer (2006 Best Musical Nominee), Memphis (2010 Best Musical Winner), Good Vibrations (...nothing) and Holler If Ya Hear Me (hmm...). Broadway National Tour: All Shook Up(Lorraine). Off-Broadway: Radiant Baby (Public Theater - dir. George C. Wolfe), Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park - dir. Kathleen Marshall). Favorite Regional: Dreamgirls (starring Jenifer Holiday), Anything Goes (starring Sandy Dunkin), Hello Dolly (Minnie Faye), Sophisticated Ladies and Fly. Film/TV: "Law&Order SVU," "Spinning into Butter" and "Camp." LUV2P. Heb10:35-36, Zech4:6 #He'sRealY'all
GRADY McLEOD BOWMAN
Grady McLeod Bowman has been seen on Broadway in the original companies of Billy Elliot, South Pacific (2008 revival), Wonderland, and The Pirate Queen. Tour: Fosse, Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Film: Forrest Gump, The Last Five Years. As a choreographer, Grady has worked off-broadway and regionally, as well as choreographed several contemporary dance works for the University of NC School of the Arts. Associate Choreographer credits include Dogfight (2nd Stage Theatre), In Your Arms (NY Stage & Film), The Great American Mousical(Goodspeed - Norma Terris), and Top Hat (NYC Lab). Grady is also a founding faculty member of The Performing Arts Project.
Swing/Dance Captain/Assistant Choreographer
Barry Busby is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut with Honeymoon in Vegas and this incredible company! Associate Choreographer Credits: Piece Of My Heart (Signature), Johnny Baseball (Williamstown), White Christmas (Zach), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Paper Mill), Chicago, Grease, Spamalot (MUNY), Disaster! (NYC), Legally Blonde (NCT), Holiday Inn(Workshop), Moonshine (Reading). Performing Credits: Honeymoon in Vegas(Paper Mill), White Christmas (1st National/Detroit), Chicago, Spamalot, Oklahoma! w/ Kelli O'Hara, Urinetown, Hairspray, Meet Me in St. Louis. B.F.A. University of Oklahoma. Love to family, friends, and JAB. Special thank you to Denis for his unyielding trust and this unforgettable journey. This one's for Mom and Dad!
LESLIE DONNA FLESNER
Leslie Donna Flesner is overjoyed to be in the company of Honeymoon in Vegason Broadway!!!!! Broadway: Cinderella, Chaplin, Follies, Finian's Rainbow. Other:Fanny (Encores), Finian's Rainbow (Encores), MetOpera Ballet, HBO's "Boardwalk Empire", Papermill Playhouse (Honeymoon in Vegas), North Shore Music Theater, The MUNY, PittsbughCLO, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, Portland Center Stage, 67th Annual Tony Awards. Proud alumni of Florida State University. Love to Mom, Dad and Justin and many thanks to Denis Jones, BB, and the entire team at Honeymoon in Vegas for this incredible opportunity.
Most recently: Finding Neverland (Miss Bassett) A.R.T. Broadway: Wicked, Legally Blonde (original Broadway Company, Mom, Courtney, Whitney), 9 to 5 (original Broadway company, Cover Doralee/Judy). New York theatre: Little Me (Mama) City Center Encores!, Guys & Dolls Carnegie Hall, South Pacific Carnegie Hall. Tour: The Addams Family (Alice Beineke). Regional: Honeymoon in Vegas (Ticket Agent, ensemble) Papermill Playhouse, 9 to 5 (cover Doralee/Judy) Ahmanson Theatre,Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe) MUNY, Hairspray (Velma) Houston Tuts, Guys & Dolls (Adelaide) Riverside Theatre. T.V.: "Legally Blonde" (Mom, Courtney, Whitney) MTV, 2009 Tony Awards - Legally Blonde, The View - Legally Blonde.
Albert Guerzon feels super blessed to have this new adventure with this amazing team and cast! He made his Broadway debut playing Eddie in Mamma Mia! Other favorite credits include Ghost the musical on Broadway, Mamma Mia (nat'l tour),The Times They Are A-Changin' by Twyla Tharp, The Wiz and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse) Flower Drum Song and Prison Dancer (NYMF). Love you Es!
RAYMOND J. LEE
Raymond J. Lee is absolutely ecstatic to make his Original Broadway Cast debut with this fantastic show! Broadway: Anything Goes (John), Mamma Mia! (Eddie). Other NY credits: Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Public), Applause (Encores!). Regional: Honeymoon in Vegas (Paper Mill), Stuck Elevator (A.C.T.), Spelling Bee (PCS), Nerds (PTC), Seussical (MUNY). TV/Film: Fame, Ghost Town, Smash. Behind the camera, Ray has worked for MTV/VH1 and created the Anything Goes"What Makes You Beautiful" viral music video. Thanks to God, Nicolosi, Telsey, and the entire Honeymoon gang. Love to Robbi and Ella. Go U Northwestern! Mahalo!
Appeared in the world premiere of Honeymoon in Vegas at the Papermill Playhouse. He has been seen on Broadway in South Pacific and High Fidelity.George's recent regional credits include John Adams in 1776 and Thenardier inLes Miserables. On TV, he has guest starred on "Blue Bloods" and will appear in the upcoming film, The Intern with Robert DeNiro. George is also a lyricist and member of the esteemed BMI Musical Theater Workshop, where he was the recipient of the 2010 Harrington Award for creative excellence.
Jessica Naimy is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in Honeymoon in Vegas! Regionally, some of her credits include: Rebecca Candelaria in Somewhere(Hartford Stage), Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (San Diego Musical Theatre), Natalie in Next to Normal (Meadow Brook Theatre) and South Pacific (Ogunquit Playhouse). Jessica also toured nationally with Lincoln Center's South Pacific (2ndNational). Her television credits include: "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Are We There Yet?" Jessica graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College. Many thanks to her family, friends and everyone at The Mine.
Broadway: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Davy u/s), Baby It's You. Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years (Jamie u/s) at Second Stage (dir. Jason Robert Brown). National Tour: Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli). Regional credits include: Parade(Leo Frank) at Theatre Raleigh, Into The Woods (Baker) at Kansas City Rep (dir. Moisés Kaufman), and Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik) at Portland Center Stage. Zachary has headlined with many symphony and pops orchestras, including: The Cincinnati Pops, Carolina Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. BFA, Carnegie Mellon. Countless thanks to CGF, Bandee, Bessie, and the 'rents.
Proud to continue Honeymoon in Vegas from Paper Mill Playhouse! Broadway: Cinderella; Mamma Mia (Ali, 10th Anniversary Cast). First National Tour: A Chorus Line (Connie). Labs/Readings: The Hamilton Mixtape; Behind the Painting; Bliss. Regional: NERDS; Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Webseries/NYMF: Prison Dancer. Vocalist: USO Show Troupe; USC SoCal VoCals. TV: "The Sing-Off" (featured soloist of "The Backbeats", Season 2). Catherine graduated with a B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering from University of Southern California. Thanks to God, Pa, Ma, Jaydee, my family, Lims, Bobby, Nene, Scott, BBR! "Mahalo" to Telsey and the Honeymoon team for this dream come true!
So excited and thrilled to be joining this wonderful team! Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO(42nd Street, 7 Brides...), Maine State Music Theatre (A Chorus Line, 42nd Street), Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Syracuse Stage. Recent and proud graduate of Syracuse University. Endless thanks to the creative team, and the Mine. Thanks to my teachers and Mentors from SU and CDT for their support. Love to my family for believing in me. Always doing this for Grandma and the girls.
Broadway debut! Upcoming film (2015): It Had to Be You. Tours: The Who's Tommy (Sally Simpson), Cats (Demeter) Regional: Chicago (Roxie Hart), Curtains (Niki Harris), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Delee), Chix 6, Arena Stage (Cabaret), Walnut Street (The Producers, The Music Man), North Shore (Show Boat, Cats), ATC (Hair), Houston TUTS (Cats) TV: "The Blacklist", "Eye Candy", "The Late Show" - Incalculable gratitude to so many... Mom, Dad, Megan and Margo, Michael Rodriguez, Eric Faber, Gayle Seay, Melanie Vaughn, Dark Clue and the best David there's ever been.
Brendon Stimson is so pumped to be honeymooning in Vegas! Broadway: West Side Story, Newsies (Original Cast). Other: Where's Charley? (Encores! City Center),In Your Arms (New York Stage and Film), Newsies (Papermill Playhouse). Thanks to the Cast and Creative team, The Nederlander Crew, Telsey + Co., CGF, Mom, Dad, Paul, Lynne and all his family and friends who have supported him along the way! Go Bills! Enjoy the show!
Broadway: The Times They Are A- Changin', Memphis, Big Fish. Tour: West Side Story. Regional: The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Hartford Stage, GEVA Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, The MUNY in St. Louis, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Music Theatre of Wichita, and the Titanic concert at Avery Fischer Hall. What a thrill to begin this new adventure! Much gratitude and love to Mary Michael, Harden-Curtis, my family and all the teachers who helped make this possible. Graduate of Pebblebrook High School and The University of Michigan. HAIL!
Katie Webber is thrilled to be back in Vegas after performing this incredible show at Paper Mill Playhouse! Previous Broadway Credits: Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Catch Me If You Can, Memphis, and Wicked. Other favorites include: Flashdance the Musical (Tess), Jerry Mitchell's Peepshow Las Vegas (Goldie), Onion News Network (K'Ronikka), NBC's "SMASH," and "Girl Most Likey" (Brittany/Charlotte). Much love and thanks to Telsey & Co, Honeymoon creatives, The Mine, and my incredibly supportive family & friends. This one's for Nonnie!!