Bonjour! Currently in Aladdin on Broadway. American Musical and Dramatic Academy graduate. Off-Broadway: “Trip of Love” National Tours: “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story Onstage” (Johnny Castle u/s) “Finding Neverland”. Regional: Drury Lane’s “An American in Paris” (Jerry). TV: “Blue Bloods” “The Equalizer” Major thanks Al, Erica, Ben, and entire team behind the production! For Boo Boo, as always. Profite du spectacle.
Leigh-Ann is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from Maine. Professional dance companies include 11 seasons with Miami City Ballet Company. Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (Louise u/s perf., ensemble). National tours: An American in Paris (1st national, Lise Dassin alternate, ensemble). Regional productions: An American in Paris (Drury Lane, Lise Dassin), The Forest of Arden’s Alien/Nation (Williamstown Theater Festival). Film/TV: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (Gussie), HBO’s The Gilded Age, FX’s Fosse/Verdon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC). Dance training: Maine State Ballet, School of American Ballet, Miami City Ballet School. Acting training: Joan Rosenfels, The Freeman Studio, HB Studios. Vocal training: Bradley Dean, Matt Farnsworth. Awards: Jeff Award Nominee (outstanding performance in a principal role for An American In Paris, Drury Lane), Chita Rivera Award Winner (outstanding Broadway ensemble in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel), National Geographic Traveler Merit Award Winner (World In Focus photography contest), Princess Grace Award Nominee (excellence in dance with Miami City Ballet). All my love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, and Sara. Thank you LW+CO for being my adventure buddies on this wild ride! @leighesty
Bruce is delighted to be making his Cape Playhouse debut! From the ‘Big Easy’ to the ‘Big Apple’–– Bruce is a native New Orleanian who now lives in New York City. His precollegiate training includes New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) and Harrison School for the Arts; where he trained for two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated his hometown. Bruce continued his studies at Ithaca College where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Since gradation, Bruce has performed anywhere from basements to Broadway! Highlights include many of New York City’s finest venues such as Lincoln Center, New York City Center, The York Theatre, Schimmel Center, Feinstein’s 54 Below, and Radio City Music Hall. Bruce traveled the country with the 1st National Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (u/s Prince Topher), and after returning to New York he made his Broadway debut in Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Les Misérables. Following his time on the barricade, Bruce joined Ahrens & Flaherty’s Tony-nominated Broadway hit musical, Anastasia (u/s Dmitry). Most recently Bruce was seen playing Cliff Bradshaw in Goodspeed Musicals’ production of Cabaret, and on Theatre Row playing Dominique in Stephen Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife. Other favorite roles include Link Larkin in Hairspray, Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza, Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, and Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. Bruce can also be seen on TV, alongside Kal Penn, in Food Network’s new competition show, Money Hungry. Endless thanks to Mom and Dad for their support, Jason, Kip, Nicolosi & Co, and to everyone at The Cape Playhouse.
Manna is a New York City based actor, who grew up throughout the midwest. She has performed on Broadway in Allegiance, starring Lea Salonga and George Takei. She also toured the country in the First National Tour of Lincoln Center’s The King & I in the role of Tuptim. Off-Broadway she appeared in and sang on the album of Tokio Confidential as Sachiko; and performed the role of Maria D’Avalos in Death for Five Voices. Other credits around the nation include My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle) at Arena Stage in Washington DC; The Music Man (Marian Paroo) at Arizona Theatre Company, Miss Saigon (Kim) in the Kansas City Starlight Tour, Walnut Street Theatre, and Fulton Theatre; Les Miserables (Eponine) at Pioneer Theatre, and Maine State Music Theatre; The King & I (Tuptim) at Walnut Street Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre; Austen’s Pride (Jane Bennet) at The 5th Avenue in Seattle; Sense & Sensibility adapted by Kate Hamill (Marianne Dashwood) at Virginia Stage; Guys & Dolls (Sarah Brown) at Goodspeed Opera House; South Pacific (Liat) at The Guthrie; Cinderella (Cinderella) at The Fulton; Annie (Grace Farrell) at North Carolina Theatre; Hair (Crissy) at Geva Theatre. She has performed in concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as well as various USO Show Troupe shows. Her film credits include Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson (role of Minya), and Disney’s Live Action Beauty & the Beast (background vocals). Love and adoration to new husband, Lawrence!!!
Barrett is an actor, composer, and lyricist most recently seen as Fritz in the New York premiere of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony, directed by Warren Carlyle. Regional credits include: Mordred in Camelot, Dennis in All Shook Up (The MUNY), Huey in Memphis, Lefou in Beauty and the Beast (TUTS), Bernstein in Dogfight (Farmer’s Alley). Original musicals (co-written with Graham Techler) include: The Moderators (Originals Theater Festival, NY) Sound Choices (Academy of Art University, SF) and a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol (Roustabout Theater, CA). He was a 2021 Johnny Mercer Foundation fellow and has released two albums, Good Ol’ and Smoke Machine, available on all streaming platforms. Barrett composed original music for the Off-Broadway premiere of The Panic of ‘29 currently running at 59e59 through August 20th. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. “Love to Maddie, Mom, Pop, and his little dog Leonard Bernstein”.
Jennifer is a veteran of 15 Broadway shows including the original companies of La Cage Aux Folles, The Secret Garden, Víctor/Victoria, The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, Gentleman’s Guide and Anastasia. Film and television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law and Order SVU And Criminal Intent, Katy Keene, The Skeleton Twins, Dead Beat and Confessions of a Shopaholic. She is a 2022 recipient of the Connecticut Critic’s Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress in a musical for her portrayal of Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret at Goodspeed Opera House. Jennifer is a native of Lubbock, Texas and has a spot on the Buddy Holly walk of fame there.
Cape Playhouse debut! Daniel is fresh out of college and delighted to be a part of the 2022 season. Daniel received his BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University in May. Ventura, CA native. Regional: West Side Story (5 Star Theatricals), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Ensemble Theatre Company), On The Town (Rubicon Theatre Company). Special thanks to The Collective and LINK, and special shoutout to friends, family and mentors for their loving support.
Victoria is delighted to be making her Cape Playhouse debut! Most recently, she appeared in Mason Street Warehouse’s production of Legally Blonde. Favorite regional credits include, Chicago (The Muny), Peter Pan, Mamma Mia (North Shore Music Theater), A Chorus Line (Reagle Music Theater) and West Side Story (Asolo Repertory Theater). Victoria holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Boston Conservatory. Thank you to my agents at DGRW and the creative and casting teams for getting me here! And a big thank you to my friends and family for their love and support.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Marc Cardarelli trained at the Joanne Chapman School of Dance and graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. In Toronto, Marc filmed the movies The Music Man, Honey, and Camp Rock, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, and American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight. For TV, he was a guest star on the BBC Kids show Wingin’ It as well as The Next Step. Marc has worked with several contemporary dance companies in Toronto, including ProArte Danza, Helix Dance Project, and Bridge to Artists. Since moving to New York City in 2015, Marc has worked with Al Blackstone on several projects, including How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore? for the 2017 Fire Island Dance Festival, Freddie Falls in Love at the Joyce Theater and Elephant in the Room at Art’s on Site. Marc has also worked with Andy Blankenbuehler for the film Dirty Dancing on ABC, and with Sonya Tayeh in You’ll Still Call Me By Name for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Recently, Marc was performing in the immersive show Sleep No More, created and directed by Punchdrunk.
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Jack is delighted to return to the Cape Playhouse, having appeared in The Music Man a few seasons ago. He has had the honor of working with many legendary talents including Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Tommy Tune, Sandy Duncan, Shirley Jones, Cy Coleman, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse, Peter Gennaro, John Raitt, Eartha Kitt, George Hearn, and Leslie Uggams. Broadway/National Tour: Young Frankenstein (Mr. Hilltop/Quartet), The Music Man (Ewart Dunlop – Barbershop Quartet), Beauty And The Beast (Lumiere), Crazy For You (Mingo), Tommy Tune’s Doctor Dolittle (Dolittle u/s), The Will Rogers Follies (Wrangler Quartet), Funny Girl(Ziegfeld Tenor). Off-Broadway: Lyrics & Lyricists, seven City Center Encores productions, Radio City Music Hall, York Theatre. Regional: Ragtime (Henry Ford), two production of The Little Mermaid (Scuttle and Grimsby), Annie (Rooster), Sugar Babies (Tenor), Carousel (Mr. Snow), 42nd Street (Bert Barry), The Fantasticks (Bellomy), Hello, Dolly! (Rudolph). Recordings: Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Face the Music, Pipe Dream and his first solo CD, This Heart Of Mine. www.jackdoyleonline.com
Katie (she/her) is thrilled to be in both Paris and Cape Cod this summer via Cape Playhouse’s An American in Paris! Off-Broadway: Seesaw (Theatre Row, J2 Spotlight Co.). Regional: Cinderella (The Muny), Seven Brides…, Pippin, Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Music Theatre Wichita), Oklahoma (North Shore Music Theatre), The Tutor, ZM, Rocket Science, Meet Me In St. Louis (Village Theatre), Avenue Q (Balagan Theatre), The Music Man (5th Avenue), The Marvelous Wonderettes, Brigadoon (New London Barn Playhouse), Unexpected Tenderness (Harlequin). Penn State BFA Musical Theatre alum and former corps member of MK Ballet. Katie just made her directorial debut at New London Barn Playhouse as director/choreographer for the Straw Hat Revue. Next, she is off to play #2 in The Wolves at McCarter Theatre Center. Endless love and thanks to Al, Melissa, everyone at DGRW, M&D, and this incredible, inspiring cast and crew!www.katiemgriffith.com
Melissa is thrilled to be spending her summer at the Cape with this beautiful show! Most recently, Melissa was traveling the country with the 2nd National Tour of Roald Dahl’s: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a swing. Regional credits include: Anybodys in West Side Story (Weston Playhouse, Wick Theater, Engeman), Velma in West Side Story (Harbor Lights), Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain in Annie (Axelrod). NYC credits include: Hair to Hamilton: Public Theater Gala with Baayork Lee, American Dance Spectacular with Al Blackstone, Born To Dance with Al Blackstone, The Last Bite with Cassie Nordgren (Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain), Adventure to Neverland (Peter Pan), and The Velveteen Rabbit (Boy) with Megan Doyle (TYA at 92Y). Melissa is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude, with a BFA in dance and represented by LDC Artist Representation. Much love to Al for your love and guidance throughout the years.
Hannah is so grateful to be performing at the Cape this summer! Originally from Northern Virginia, Hannah now resides in NYC. Some credits include: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Ogunquit Playhouse (An American in Paris), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Mary Poppins), StepOne Dance Company, & American Pops Orchestra. Much love and a big thanks to Al, the cast & crew, and always- her parents, Ryan & Kaia.
Will is so excited to be in his first show at The Cape Playhouse! He is originally from Pittsburg, Kansas and graduated from Penn State in 2021 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He most recently appeared in the world premiere production of “The Wanderer” at Paper Mill Playhouse as ensemble/swing. Will has also performed with Music Theatre Wichita where he was a Player in “Pippin” directed and choreographed by Al Blackstone. He has also appeared as a dancer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and has choreographed in many different capacities. Will would like to thank his agents at Clear Talent Group for their guidance and mentorship. He would also like to thank his cat, Suni, for always being there for him with her love and affection, and his family for their unending support in everything he pursues. www.willjewett.com
Kelsey is a D.C. native pursuing her dreams in the big apple. She has spent the last four years at Pace University, earning her BFA in Commercial Dance as part of the class of 2022. Throughout her time at Pace, she has performed the role of Charity in a restaging of Bob Fosse’s original “I’m a Brass Band,” she spent a semester in Los Angeles studying dance/choreography on camera, and she has worked on pieces with guest choreographers including Josh Bergasse, Josh Prince, Alexandra Damiani, and Jess Hendricks. Other recent credits include A Chorus Line (Maggie), Annie (Lily St. Regis), Xanadu (Calliope), Holiday Inn, Flashdance, Mama Mia and Matilda. Kelsey has also recently performed the role of Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee, Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty, and Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker (Mid Atlantic Dance Theater). Kelsey could not be more excited to be a part of this production, and she would like to thank the entire Pace Commercial Dance faculty, Sara and the crew at Metro, and her parents for their endless support.
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David is thrilled to be performing at the Cape Playhouse this summer! National tours: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (First National, Mr. Bucket). Favorite NYC credits include American Dance Machine (The Joyce, dir. Wayne Cilento), American Dance Spectacular (chor. Al Blackstone), and BAM with Kristin Sudeikis Dance. Regional credits include: The Muny, Pittsburgh CLO, The Fulton, Riverside Theatre, New Theatre of KC, Flat Rock Playhouse, Alhambra Theatre, and Walt Disney World. He can be seen dancing for Todrick Hall in his videos, “Bells, Bows, Gifts, Trees” and “Cinderella featuring Brandy.” David Paul is a dancer with Kristin Sudeikis Dance (founder of Foward__Space) and is on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and AMDA in NYC. Thank you to Al for this wonderful opportunity and to Sofia and Rebecca at CESD. Love to my family, friends, Danny, and Jackson.
A Californian Native, Weston danced through the University of Arizona school of dance (Tucson), Smuin Ballet (San Francisco), and the Lyric Opera (Chicago). Broadway: The Phantom of The Opera. Touring: An American in Paris (first national as Swing, internationally as Dance Captain). TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “The Gilded Age”, “Severance”, “Harlem”, “Westworld”. Five-time Emmy Award winning producer/choreographer/performer for “BaseBallet: Into the Game”. Grateful for family, Ted, and all teachers.
Andre is a Brooklyn native and graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where he studied Theatre Dance. He has worked with various choreographers all around New York and has traveled with many Broadway tours. His favorite credits include Finding NeverLand National Tour, Pippin National Tour and Bandstand National Tour. He would like to thank his mother Blossom for giving him the guidance in his life.
Tara a native of Kansas City, is absolutely thrilled to be returning to the Cape Playhouse! She is classically trained in voice and dance, having spent time at the North Carolina School of the Arts, American Ballet Theatre, Kansas City Ballet School, Music Arts Institute, and AMDA-NY. Favorite credits include: The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway National Tour), Spamalot (2nd National Tour), Hello Dolly (Cape Playhouse/North Shore), My Fair Lady (Westchester Broadway), and Guys and Dolls (Stages! St. Louis). Thank you to my parents, Cindy and Mark, my husband, Armando, my agent, Josh, and my fur baby, Potato.