Caylin Campbell (Neighborhood Kid, U/S Louie/Amy/Broom/...)
Caylin is thrilled to be a part of the Captain Louie cast! A 2005 graduate of Elon University, BFA Music Theater, some of her favorite roles include Ruby in Dames at Sea, Doatsey Mae in Best Little Whore House..., Babette in Beauty and the Beast (Lakes Region Summer Theate),and Sally Brown in Snoopy!!! (Heritage Repertory Theater).Other roles include Jane Eyre, Jekyll and Hyde, Comedy of Errors, Anything Goes, (Elon University). Caylin would like to thank her Mom, Dad, Lee, Stephanie, and Andy for always believing in her, for their unconditional love, and for being the best support system any girl could ask for.
Jonathan Castillo (Neighborhood Kid, U/S Archie/Julio/Zig...)
A native of Baltimore, MD is excited and proud to make his national tour debut in Captain Louie! New York credits: Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince/Wolf), Swing! (Lead Vocalist), for which he earned an Irene Ryan Nomination. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Albany’s Park Playhouse), Cole! (Snug Harbor). Film: “School of Rock,” “My Father’s House.” Recordings: Into The Woods Karaoke (guide vocals). He is a recent graduate of Wagner College and is currently on leave from NYU’s M.A. programin Music Theatre. Love and thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Lauren and to all who made this possible.
Jason Edward Cook (Ziggy)
Jason is currently finishing his musical theatre degree at The University of Southern Maine. Past credits include: Henrik, A Little Night Music, Lefou, Beauty and the Beast, JoJo, Seussical (Maine State Music Theatre). The Emcee, Cabaret (Irene Ryan Nomination), Bat Boy, Bat Boy, Mickey, Blood Brothers (Irene Ryan Nomination), Aaron Kriefels, The Laramie Project, The Maine Premiere of Songs for a New World (USM). Summer Stock: Hero, Forum, Mary Sunshine, Chicago, Jay, Lost in Yonkers. Jason is extremely excited to be touring with Captain Louie! Thanks to family and friends.
Sarah Madej (Roberta/Mouse)
Sarah, originally from Connecticut, is very glad to be on the road with Captain Louie! She was last seen performing Man of La Mancha in Concert with the Staten Island Philharmonic at the St. George Theatre. Last Spring Sarah played Raphael in the original Off-Off Broadway production of Paradise Lost. Regional credits inlcude Young Sally in Follies (Snug Harbor), Gloria Upson in Mame (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Narrator in Joseph..Technicolor Dreamcoat (FoothillsTheatre) and Doatsy Mae on the National Tour of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. This past summer Sarah performed inher cabaret All About Bernstein at the Lorenzo's Restaurant and Cabaret. When she isn’t on the road, Sarah can be seen singing with the New Jersey based hip-hop band "Thing-One". Wagner College graduate and huge Boston Red Sox fan. Thanks Michael, Meridee and Kurt! Love and Hugs to all.
Ramona Mallory (Amy/Broom)
Ramona came into the world singing. The delivering Doc exclaimed, “What a pretty voice!” Ramona did her first tour, The Music Man, at age 11. At 12, she was internationally broadcast solo singing the National Anthem-accapella. At 13, Ramona made her professional debut accompanied by a full Orchestra and chorus. She has trained in LA and NY, and performed leading roles in more than 20 productions including Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and Yours Anne. Recently summering with the New London Barn,she appeared in roles as diverse as Rizzo in Grease and Guenevere in Camelot.
Chelsea Jo Pattison (Louie)
Chelsea is so pleased to be a part of this production. A recent New York resident and Webster Constervatory graduate, she is excited to be on her first national tour. Chelsea’s favorite roles include Peter Pan, Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Little Red in Into the Woods, Tina in Ruthless, and Nancy D. in A New Brain. She’d like to thank the director and production team for this wonderful opportunity, the cast and crew for sharing their talents, and her parents and sister for their love, support, and everything in between.
Daniel Plancarte (Julio)
To the many I love, the few who are patient with me, and to the one above who continues, here’s looking at you. I dedicate this and every performance to the little one’s in my life. This time it’s all for you! Much love to the team of Captain Louie! Previous credits include Fame the Musical (Joe Vegas), Evita, Annie Get Your Gun! (Tommy Keeler), Joseph...(Simeon), and Footloose.
Dorian Shorts (Archie)
Dorian is ecstatic to be in the cast of Captain Louie! A native New Yorker, Dorian studied Musical Theatre at CAP21 Studios at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Some favorite shows include Oliver, Once on This Island, Once Upon a Mattress, Babes in Arms, Grand Hotel and The Dybbuk. He is comitted to theatre for young audiences and hopes that everyone enjoys the show and walks out singing. Don’t be afraid to follow a dream...straight to the stage!
Joshua Bergasse (Choreographer)
Joshua has choreographed benefits for BC/EFA, The Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Kids Kicking Cancer and The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He has also choreographed regional productions of The Who's Tommy, South Pacific, Beehive, and the national tour of Fame. World premieres: the Off-Broadway hit Bomb-itty of Errors, Crash Nation (Cherry County Playhouse,) Manhattan Magic (Sands Resort, Atlantic City,) A Holiday for Hope (Bushnell Theatre,) The Rose of Corozon (Contemporary American Theatre Festival,) My America (Kravis.) Broadway and tours as a performer: Movin’ Out, Hairspray, The Life, and West Side Story. Joshua is a guest faculty member at the Broadway Dance Center.
Michael Cassara (Casting Director)
Director, Casting Director and Producer based in New York City and dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals and musical theatre artists. Recent casting credits include The Gig (York Theatre Concert/Cast Recording on JAY Records), Red (2005 Richard Rodgers Award Winner), Joy (off-Broadway), 9 shows in the New York Musical Theatre Festival and countless readings and workshops. Michael presently serves as the resident casting director for the Epic Repertory Theatre Company, the Hinton Battle Theatre Laboratory and the Kitchen Theatre Co. of Ithaca, NY. A native Clevelander, he is a graduate of the musical theatre program at Otterbein College. Please visit michaelcassara.net.
Scott Davis (Lighting Designer)
Broadway Associate: Heartbreak House, Dancer’s Life, Laugh Whore, Caroline Or Change, Assassins, Gypsy, Amour, The Caretaker, Harlem Song and Elaine Stritch: At Liberty. Off Broadway: The new Stephen Schrwartz musical Captain Louie, Tales of Tinsel Town, Germania 2, An Evening with Quentin Crisp, South Pathetic, Linda Lovelace the Musical. Regional: The Lion In Winter, for Northern Stage, Address Unknown at George Street Playhouse, A Higher Place in Heaven, Gigi both for the Barter Theatre, Annie, Carousel and Kiss Me, Kate at the Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akron OH, 8 Musicals for the University of Pittsburgh and 15 Musicals for the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren PA. Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, Macbeth. Special Projects: Santa Land 2003-2005 at Macy’s NYC. Television: Lighting Direction for CNN’s “Nancy Grace” and “ShowBiz Tonight.”
Ray Fellman (Musical Director)
Off Broadway: Captain Louie (Little Shubert), Off Off Broadway: .22 Caliber Mouth by Robert (Ohio Theatre), The Tutor by Wood/Gerle (59E. 59th), Reluctant Pilgrim by Schwartz (The Barrow Group), Blood Drive: A Musical Triptych by Sheinkin/Derfner (workshop at the O’Neill Theater Center) and Amahl and the Night Visitors (national tour directed by David Aiken). On the Cabaret scene, Ray has been seen behind the piano at Feinstein’s, The Algonquin, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe. He has also served as accompanist for the Utah Festival Opera Company, The Opera Company of Brooklyn, Mid America Productions at Carnegie Hall (with John Rutter) and A Yuletide Celebration with the Indianapolis Symphony starring Judy Kaye. Ray holds degrees in piano and voice from Indiana University.
Elizabeth Flauto (Costume Design)
Design: Ring Round the Moon, Burnt Part Boys, The Importance of Being Earnest (Barrington Stage Co), Trousers, Clocks and Whistles (Origin Theatre Co), Woman Before a Glass (co-design,Theater Works Hartford), Captain Louie (York Theatre, Little Shubert), Sides: The Fear is Real (East/West Players,Culture Project, PS122), A Girl Called Dusty (Provincetown Rep). Film: “The Neighborhood” (feature), “Spin Cycle,”“The Meat Market” (shorts). Assistant/Associate: Jersey Boys, Good Vibrations, Julius Caesar (Broadway), The Importance of Being Earnest (BAM/Tour), Carnival! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Under Milkwood (Williamstown Theatre Festival). MFA Theatre Design, UT Austin, 2002, Member United Scenic Artists. Love to K.
Sara Kapner (Assistant to Director/Dance Co-Captain...)
Broadway: Hollywood Arms (Carol Burnett’s autobiography, Director: Harold Prince). Off Broadway: Captain Louie (Amy/Broom), Children’s Letters to God (Joanna). Regional: Miracle on 34th Street (Susan Walker), High Society (Dinah Lord). Readings: A Little Princess (Becky), Interim (Alma), Tock Tick (Chelsea), and MANY for Captain Louie! Sara played the Child Soprano in Gertrude Mcfuzzand Lazy Andy Ant both at Lincoln Center and The New England Conservatory (Composer: Rob Kapilow). Credits also include numerous voice overs, commercials, and T.V. Original Cast recordings of Children’s Letters to God and Captain Louie. Thanks to Meridee, Kurt and Stephen!
Ezra Jack Keats (Author)
Wrote and illustrated 24 children’s classics, including the Caldecott Award winning book "The Snowy Day" (named one of the 150 most influential books of the 20th century by the New York Public Library,) "Whistle for Willie" and "Peter’s Chair". 14 of his bookswere named “Books of the Year” by the Child Study Association of America. "The Trip" was honored by both the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council. Keats’ books have been translated into 17 languages and remain popular around the world. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, established by Ezra, is dedicated to supporting arts and literacy programming on a national level, in public libraries and schools, storytelling in public parks, and bookmaking programs. With the New York Public Library, the EJK Foundation also presents the EJK/NYPL Book Award for the best new illustrator and writer of children’s books each year. For more information: www.Ezra-Jack-Keats.org.
Alex Lacamoire (Orchestrations)
Alex is currently the Music Supervisor and Co-Orchestrator of High Fidelity, coming to Broadway in December. In 2005, he was the Music Director of Wicked on Broadway, where he also contributed music arrangements. Upcoming projects include Music Direction and Co-Arrangements and Orchestrations for In The Heights, Off-Broadway. Other credits as Music Director and Arranger/Orchestrator include Bat Boy:The Musical Off-Broadway, and the 2001 National Tour of Godspell. As a pianist, Alex has performed with Lou Rawls, The Funk Brothers, and Idina Menzel. Love to Mom, Dad, and Little Sis.
Ronny Mercedes (Dance Co-Captain )
Ronny Mercedes is a recording Artist as well as an Actor. He is currently shooting a leading role in the feature film “Tiny Dancer” and can be seen regularly on MTV, Bravo and in several commercials. Robert Townsend’s new TV show called “HYPED” is currently producing an episode on Ronny to be aired in October on BET and Univision covered his story this month as “Triple Threat Latino Role Model” Recording Artist, Theater Star, and Movie Star. As a recording Artist, Ronny has been busy this summer performing with artists such as India, and C-note in the National Puerto Rican and Dominican Parades as well as several festivals.
Cliodhna O’Toole (Prop Designer)
A newcomer to New York. Celebrated her Off-Broadway debut with Captain Louie. FIT graduate, 2004. Thank you Will Gardiner, hot glue, coffe, Velcro, and, of course, God.
Kurt Peterson (Producer )
His company, James William Productions, has produced Sondheim–A Musical Tribute at the Shubert Theatre, co-produced Gypsy starring Angela Lansbury (US/UK), tours of WPIX-TV’s children’s show The Magic Garden, and a national tour of Rob Marshall’s Side By Side By Sondheim. Current projects include Bobby, Capture Now, Last Call, and And in the Summer of ‘68. As a performer, Kurt’s career began with the Lincoln Center revival of West Side Story as Tony. He played opposite Angela Lansbury in Dear World, starred Off-Broadway in Dames at Sea, created Young Ben in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Gabey in the revival of On the Town, and performed in By Bernstein. He sang “Proud Lady” in The Baker’s Wife and starred as Robert in the Canadian premiere of Company as well as starring in the JWP-Rob Marshall venture, Side By Side By Sondheim. Recently, Kurt appeared in both celebrations honoring Stephen Sondheim on his 75th Birthday, Wall to Wall Sondheim at Symphony Space and Children and Art at The New Amsterdam Theatre. www.jameswilliamproductions.com.
Bob Reich (Producer )
Co-Producer of the Stephen Schwartz musical, Captain Louie, at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York (2005), Associate Producer of the James Kirkwood play, Legends, featuring Joan Collins and Linda Evans, (North American Tour 2006-2007), and Producer of Lori Fischer’s musical, Barbara’s Blue Kitchen (2006) at the Lamb’s Theatre in New York. A partner in Off-Broadway Booking, a theatrical booking agency specializingin national tours of off-Broadway shows, including Almost Heaven (2007), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (2007), I Love A Piano (2007) BINGO (2007) and Judy Gold’s Twenty-Five Questions For A Jewish Mother (2006). A graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute, class of 2005.
Stephen Schwartz (Music and Lyrics)
Has contributed music and lyrics to several shows, including Godspell, Pippin, Children of Eden and the current Broadway hit, Wicked. Children may be familiar with his lyrics for the Disney animated features “Pocahontas” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and songs for the DreamWorks animated feature “The Prince of Egypt.” Other works for children include a picture book, "The Perfect Peach", illustrated by Leonard Lubin, the theme song for the up-coming Disney Channel show, “Johnny and the Sprites,” and the television musical, “Geppetto,” which is now being adapted for the stage as Geppetto & Son. Mr. Schwartz is the recipient of three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies.
Shannon Slaton (Sound Design)
toured as a sound engineer on Cinderella, Grease, and Jekyll and Hyde. He designed the tours Aeros, Kiss Me Kate, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, The Full Monty, Contact, Tap Dogs.
Meridee Stein (Producer/Director)
Founder and Artistic Director of New York’s First All Children’s Theatre. She has produced and directed musical works throughout the U.S. at such theatres as Lincoln Center, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Annenberg Center, Alaska Rep., George Street Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Minnesota Opera Company and the Smithsonian Institution, and internationally in Canada, China, Japan and the Middle East. Upcoming projects include Silas, a musical based on the novel Silas Marner, with Broadway lyricist Michael Korie, Composer and Tony Award-winning orchestrator Bruce Coughlin and Captain Louie librettist Anthony Stein. Ms. Stein is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, The Dramatists Guild of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; she is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute 2004. Ms. Stein is proud to have received a special award from the Kennedy Center for excellence in the production of musical theatre for children and youth. Love to daughter Lucy and to Tony, husband, collaboratorand best friend. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Stein (Book)
Specializes in writing for children’s and family audiences. He received a Southern Regional Emmy nomination for his scripts for educational science programming. He also authored American Tales and Legends, a theatrical concert, for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His Professor Prattle’s Tales of Wonder, an original play for puppets, written with Meridee Stein, was commissioned and performed by Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. He is the book writer for a new musical, Silas, an adaptation of Silas Marner, which is now in development and he is currently writing the libretto for acantata based on the parable of the Prodigal Son with Swiss/American composer Johannes Somary. Mr. Stein is a graduate of Cornell University, and he holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Education. When he is not writing for young people, Mr. Stein works for a major investment bank. Special thanks to wife Meridee and daughter Lucy.
Jeff Subick (Set Design)
Theater: The Experts, Seven Jobs, Project Ground Control, Once On This Island, Music Man, Fiddler On the Roof, Dear Edwina, Annie, School House Rock. Film: “The Girl Next Door,” “Headspace,” “Lost Dogs.” “Passing Stones,” “Ping Pong Love,” “The Birthday Party,” Television: “Light On Gibson’s Passion,” “The Mating Game,” “New Morning.” Thanks to Vicki Lowe for the scenic painting, and to Cleo O’Toole for her creativity with the props, and to Joshua White for believing in me.
Beth Lynn Tiller (Production Stage Manager )
Beth is honored to be working with Captain Louie the Musical. She recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Media and Performing Arts with a concentration in Stage Management. Her most recent show was working with the New York Musical Theater Festival premiere of Go-Go Beach. She would like to thank her family and friends for their amazing support and hopes that you enjoy the show.
Joshua White (Multimedia)
Began his career as a young artist in the late sixties by forming The Joshua Light Show.The light show was a multi media live improvised projection performance on 30X40 foot rear projection screen. At New York’s legendary Fillmore East, The Joshua Light Show performed behind all the great artists of the day including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Band, Joe Cocker and The Doors. In addition to his art, Joshua is a working TV director. Credits include “Seinfeld,” “Mickey Mouse Club,” “Max Headroom”, “TV Food Network” and of course, “The Jerry Lewis Telethon.”