Andrew is hand jiving onto the Cape Playhouse stage for the first time and is so excited to be a part of this timeless show. Recent credits include The Sound of Music (Rolf), Footloose (Chuck Cranston) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at The MUNY. Other credits: The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky), Legally Blonde (Emmett) and Anything Goes (Billy Crocker). BFA CCM 2020. Thank you to my wife Bailee, my parents, and my awesome agents at CESD. IG:@a12tat
Chris is over the moon to be at Cape Playhouse! National Tour: Elf (NETworks ’18). Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation (York Theatre Co., The Triad), Friends! The Musical Parody (St. Luke’s Theater). Regional: Fountain of You (The Z), Forbidden Broadway, Flashdance (Gateway Playhouse), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (St. Michael’s Playhouse) Grease (Engeman Theater), Saturday Night Fever (Westchester Broadway Theater). Proud Bearcat. So much love and thanks to the cast and crew here at Cape Playhouse, The Justice League, and the Collins-Pisano Clan!
J is a Graduate of Bethune Cookman University is a Theatrical, Gospel and R&B singer and Actor on both stage and screen. From his humble beginnings in Bartow, Florida, his gift has taken him all over the world singing backup for several R&B and Gospel Artist that include the Billboard Charting and Grammy nominated “Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Patti LaBelle, Donald Lawrence, Bobby Jones Gospel and Kirk Franklin. He has appeared on Broadway in Shows including Ain’t Too Proud…, The Color Purple and Beautiful the Musical. He has toured with shows such as Cirque du Soleil, Motown the Musical, and Miss Saigon.
Rick has performed across the country, at every major theater, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, from the Chicago Theater to San Francisco’s Curran. He began his professional career at age 12, when he made his Broadway debut in The Will Rogers Follies. He was last seen on Broadway in Kiss Me Kate, his 7th Broadway show, for which he was nominated for a Chita Rivera Award. He is also the recipient of a Fred Astaire Award for Roundabout’s On The 20th Century, and a Best Singer Award for the role of Frankie Valli, in the original Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. He recently completed a workshop production of Susan Stroman’s new Broadway-bound musical. He has been seen on TV in: The Newsroom, The Following, America’s Got Talent, Conan O’Brien and more. He received the Best Performance award, at the Orlando Film Festival, for his role in the film Virgin Alexander. He performs his award-winning one man show around the world, on major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Crystal, Viking and others. Follow him on Instagram and check out his many performance videos on YouTube.
Vince is so excited to be making his Cape Playhouse debut in Grease. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. WE ARE! Favorite roles include Moritz in Spring Awakening and Aaron in First Date. Endless gratitude to his wife Christina. He also wants to thank his family, friends and JZ Casting for all their support. Instagram @VinceFazzolari
Anissa is stoked to be joining the cast of Grease at The Cape Playhouse this summer. Previous credits include Brooke Wyndam in Legally Blonde: ASU Lyric Opera, and Teresita in West Side Story: Phoenix Theater Company. BIG thanks to her amazing team at DGRW (Matt, Kat, Kaitlin, and Nia) for being the hardest working agency in the whole darn business, and of course to all her family and friends – I’m inspired by you every day, and love you to all to the moon and back!
West End: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy, London Palladium); Les Miserables (Eponine, Queens Theatre); White Christmas (Betty Haynes, Dominion Theatre); Snow White (Snow White, London Palladium); The Last Five Years (Cathy, Greenwich Theatre) Regional: Rock of Ages! (Sherrie, UK National Tour) Grease (Sandy, National Tour); The Sound of Music (Maria, UK National Tour); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator, UK National Tour) Television: BBC’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ (Winner/Dorothy). Dedicating these performances to the late T. Parker, who will always be the ‘Danny’ to my ‘Sandy’. Special thanks to my manager Rochel Saks at SAKS&, and family and ‘Mayne’ for your unwavering support. @Daniellehope26
Ann-Ngaire is so thrilled to return to the Cape Playhouse as Ms. Lynch. The last time she was here was as Sandy! Time flies. Broadway: Patti Simcox in Grease. Off-Broadway: On The Swing Shift (MTC). Understudied Ellen Greene as Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors. National tours: Martha Watson US in White Christmas, Sandy in Grease, Lily St. Regis in Annie. Regional theatre: Marge in The Bridges of Madison County, Gladys in Memphis, Dotty in Noises Off, Ida in You Never Know, Tessie in Gypsy, Maggie Jones in 42nd Street, Milly Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life, Sweet Sue in Sugar and Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol.
Brooke is beyond excited to be making her Cape Playhouse debut! Favorite past credits include: A Christmas Story, National Tour, A Chorus Line, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Rent, tick, tick… BOOM!, Hairspray, Catch Me if You Can, and 42nd Street. Thanks to my friends, family, and Pawel for their never-ending love and support. #brookeisgramless Ballchange!
JJ is thrilled to be making his Cape Playhouse debut with this wonderful cast and team! JJ is a NYC-based Broadway actor and content creator. Broadway: The Book of Mormon. Select regional credits: the World Premiere of BLISS at The 5th Avenue Theatre; Footloose at The Rev Theatre Co.; Hairspray at The Muny; Shrek, Damn Yankees, South Pacific at Pittsburgh CLO; and the TikTok musicals for you, Paige and Ratatouille. Proud BFA Music Theatre grad of Elon University. Huge thanks to the team at Cape Playhouse, my agents at CGF Talent, Paul at Select Management Group, and my incredible family. Connect with JJ on Instagram or TikTok @jjniemann. Enjoy the show!
LUCY RHOADES (Patty Simcox) is thrilled to be making her Cape Playhouse debut! Recent credits include The Producers (The Palace Theatre), A Charlie Brown Christmas (at The Palladium Times Square), Salem (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals), Mamma Mia (Interlakes Summer Theatre), and Guys and Dolls (The Monomoy Theatre). Special thanks to The Hartt School, friends and family, and the entire Cape Playhouse team. @lucyrhoades, www.lucyrhoades.com
Brooke is excited to return to the Cape Playhouse where she was last seen in Spelling Bee. Brooke was recently in the world premiere of Punk Rock Girl! and has performed and associate directed Off-Broadway and at various theaters around the country including Goodspeed Musicals, North Shore Music Theater, Zach Theatre, and more! Much love to her family & friends and DGRW for their endless support. www.brooke-shapiro.com @brookierookie3 “You are enough.” -KG
Ellie is absolutely thrilled to be making her Cape Playhouse debut! Theatrical credits include Eponine in Les Miserables at Artemus Hamm Concert Hall, (Broadway World Award winner for Best Supporting Actress) Gretchen Wagner in the pre-Broadway workshop of In The Light, Chess at Pioneer Theatre, two seasons at Tuacahn Amphitheater, and a season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival starring in The Secret Garden. Look for her as Mira in the feature film “Miracle Valley” coming to theaters this fall. Ellie can also be seen co-starring in season 9 episode 11 of CBS’s hit “Blue Bloods.” A survivor of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, she took home the top talent award as Miss Nevada. Love and gratitude to her family, Jack, and Avalon Artists Group. Visit www.elliesmith.com and @elliesmith on Instagram.
Christopher is a performer and multi-instrumentalist, Christopher Tamayo is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan B.F.A. Musical Theatre program, holding a Minor in Musical Theatre Composition. He has performed across the country and with several U-M organizations, most recently collaborating with the University Musical Society (UMS) and their concert rendition of Fiddler on the Roof with the Philadelphia Orchestra, directed by Sarna Lapine and music directed by Andy Einhorn. In addition to live performance, Christopher also takes a keen interest in music production and voiceover work. All the love and gratitude goes out to his friends and family for allowing him the opportunity to sing, dance, and play every day. www.christopherjamestamayo.com
Salisha is excited to make her Cape Playhouse debut! Recent credits include the 1st National Tour and Broadway companies of Beautiful the Carole King Musical and the new Britney Spears musical: Once Upon a One More Time at Shakespeare Theater Company. Selected Regional credits include Trevor the Musical, Dreamgirls, Once On This Island. Salisha is a former vocalist for Disneyland and former Miss California and is currently the host of two podcasts on the Broadway Podcast Network: Black Hair in the Big Leagues and The Salisha Show. Read her blog at www.SalishaThomas.com. IG @salishathomas. Love to God, Daniel Hoff Agency, mom and papa, and her fiancé Andrew!
Sean is thrilled to be making his Cape Playhouse debut with Grease!! Regional favorites include: SIGNATURE: Billy Elliot, Rent, Beaches, Gypsy, Miss Saigon. ROUNDHOUSE: Spring Awakening (Moritz); George Street: Last Days of Summer; Lyric Theater of Oklahoma: Newsies (Jack Kelly) Freaky Friday (Adam), When You Wish (Bert), West Side Story. Education: BFA Florida State University. Special thanks to everyone at The Cape, CTG, and all my family and friends. @seanwatkinson