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Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Primarily a stage actor Branner attended the University of Michigan majoring in Musical Theatre. It was there he found a love for film making. After graduating in 2016 he has worked as a producer, director, and writer on numerous projects. His last film ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Primarily a stage actor Branner attended the University of Michigan majoring in Musical Theatre. It was there he found a love for film making. After graduating in 2016 he has worked as a producer, director, and writer on numerous projects. His last film ... (read complete bio)
MEAN GIRLS Announces Full Cast For National Tour Photo MEAN GIRLS Announces Full Cast For National Tour
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021

Mean Girls has announced full casting for the relaunch of its First National Tour and we've got the full cast list. The Mean Girls National Tour relaunches on November 2nd in Tempe, AZ.

T.J. Newton's KIKI'S CLOSET Releases 25th Episode Photo T.J. Newton's KIKI'S CLOSET Releases 25th Episode
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2021

Debuting in May 2020, Seasons 1 (10 Episodes) and Season 2 (15 Episodes) are now available on YouTube, as well as Instagram @kikisclosetshow. Kiki's Closet features roundtable discussions with BIPOC artists, both onstage and behind the scenes.  

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Citizens Bank Opera House Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Citizens Bank Opera House
by Jan Nargi - Feb 9, 2020

With friends like The Plastics, who needs enemies? That's the basic premise for the surprisingly fresh and sometimes scathingly funny high school musical MEAN GIRLS written by Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her 2004 hit film. Treading the familiar teen angst territory of cafeterias, locker rooms, gymnasiums and shopping malls, Fey puts her characteristically satirical spin on the tensions between the cool kids, the athletes, the math wizards and theater nerds all vying for allegiance from Cady, an innocent newly arrived from the African savanna where her parents worked and home schooled her with only animals for companions.

Broadway In Chicago Has Released IN TOO DEEP Web Series Episode Featuring The Plastic Photo Broadway In Chicago Has Released IN TOO DEEP Web Series Episode Featuring The Plastics Of MEAN GIRLS Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020

Direct from the Mean Girls National Tour, Mariah Rose Faith, Jonalyn Saxer, and Megan Masako Haley get In Too Deep with T.J. Pieffer as they contemplate Sondheim, Luigi, and Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza. Check out the video here!

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MEAN GIRLS on Tour? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MEAN GIRLS on Tour?
by Alan Henry - Dec 26, 2019

Mean Girls is ready to do this thing on tour! The Mean Girls tour just opened in Buffalo, New York and reviews are coming in! See what critics had to say about the tour.

MEAN GIRLS Opens Tonight In Philadelphia Photo MEAN GIRLS Opens Tonight In Philadelphia
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2019

Mean Girls a?" the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film a?" opens on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus at the Academy of Music on Tuesday, November 19, running through December 1. The Mean Girls First National Tour features Philadelphia native, Mary Kate Morrissey.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At MEAN GIRLS On Tour Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At MEAN GIRLS On Tour
by Alan Henry - Nov 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Mean Girls National Tour which launched on September 21 in Buffalo, NY. Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals with MEAN GIRLS on Tour Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals with MEAN GIRLS on Tour
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 29, 2019

Check out photos from Mean Girls on Tour's preview!

BWW TV: Get to Know the Cast of MEAN GIRLS on Tour! (They're Like So Fetch) Photo BWW TV: Get to Know the Cast of MEAN GIRLS on Tour! (They're Like So Fetch)
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2019

Okay we know fetch is never going to happen but the Mean Girls tour is! We stopped by rehearsals to chat with the cast as they head into the high school jungle.

BWW TV: Get A First Look At A New Version of 'Fearless' From The MEAN GIRLS Tour Photo BWW TV: Get A First Look At A New Version of 'Fearless' From The MEAN GIRLS Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2019

Mean Girls is getting ready to launch their First National Tour September 21 in Buffalo, NY. We've got a sneak peek into the rehearsal room with the mega-talented team!

In The Spotlight: BAT OUT OF HELL'S Andrew Polec and Lena Hall Photo In The Spotlight: BAT OUT OF HELL'S Andrew Polec and Lena Hall
by Walter McBride - Aug 23, 2019

Bat Out Of Hell is currently playing a limited run at New York City Center. Today, we're turning the spotlight on two of the show's stars, Andrew Polec and Lena Hall!

VIDEO: Meatloaf Joins the Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL in Performance Photo VIDEO: Meatloaf Joins the Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL in Performance
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Audiences at Bat Out of Hell got quite the thrill when Meatloaf himself joined the cast on stage for a curtain call performance. Jam along to the video!

Full Cast Announced For MEAN GIRLS on Tour Photo Full Cast Announced For MEAN GIRLS on Tour
by Alan Henry - Aug 15, 2019

Mean Girls, the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film, is pleased to announce full casting for the First National Tour. The Mean Girls National Tour launches on September 21 in Buffalo, NY. Click here for the full tour route.

VIDEO: Stars on BAT OUT OF HELL Perform 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do Tha Photo VIDEO: Stars on BAT OUT OF HELL Perform 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)' on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2019

On Monday morning's episode of TODAY, Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, two stars of a?oeBat Out of Hell: The Musicala?? on Broadway, take the stage to perform Meat Loaf's classic rock ballad, a?oeI'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That).a??

Photo Coverage: BAT OUT OF HELL Celebrates Opening Night at New York City Center! Photo Photo Coverage: BAT OUT OF HELL Celebrates Opening Night at New York City Center!
by Monroe George - Aug 9, 2019

Like a bat out of hell, Bat Out of Hell is flying to New York City Center, where the Jim Steinman musical just celebrated opening night, yesterday, August 8, and will play a six-week engagement through September 8, 2019.

VIDEO: Get a Peek Inside BAT OUT OF HELL's Opening Night! Photo VIDEO: Get a Peek Inside BAT OUT OF HELL's Opening Night!
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 9, 2019

The cast of Bat Out of Hell rocked out last night at the show's official opening night, and BroadwayWorld took our Instagram followers inside the show's after party to chat with the production's stars Lena Hall, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, and more about what it's been like flying into New York City Center with this rockin' production! Hear everything they had to say with this video!

Wake Up With BWW 8/9: SEA WALL/A LIFE Opening Night Coverage and Reviews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/9: SEA WALL/A LIFE Opening Night Coverage and Reviews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2019

Today's top stories: we're taking you inside opening night of Sea Wall/A Life! Check out photos, read the reviews, and more!

Review Roundup: BAT OUT OF HELL Opens At City Center - Read The Reviews! Photo Review Roundup: BAT OUT OF HELL Opens At City Center - Read The Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 8, 2019

Like a bat out of hell, Bat Out of Hell is taking flight at New York City Center, where the Jim Steinman musical officially opens tonight!

Photo Flash: They'll Be Gone, Gone, Gone! Inside Look at BAT OUT OF HELL Photo Photo Flash: They'll Be Gone, Gone, Gone! Inside Look at BAT OUT OF HELL
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2019

Like a bat out of hell, Bat Out of Hell is flying to New York City Center, where the Jim Steinman musical officially it just began its run yesterday, August 1. The musical is set to open on August 8, and will play a six-week engagement through September 8, 2019.

Wake Up With BWW 8/8: SEA WALL/A LIFE and BAT OUT OF HELL Officially Open, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/8: SEA WALL/A LIFE and BAT OUT OF HELL Officially Open, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019

Today's top stories: Sea Wall/A Life and Bat Out Of Hell officially open tonight!

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