KAYE BALLARD (Hermina Mendez) Kaye's career includes burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, nightclubs, movies, records, radio, and television. Broadway's "The Golden Apple" landed her on the cover of Life magazine, and gave her the hit recording "Lazy Afternoon." Stage credits include: "Carnival", "Cole Porter Revisited", "Pirates of Penzance", "Nunsense" (1987 Carbonnell Best Actress in a Musical
Award), and her one woman show, "Hey Ma... Kaye Ballard". Discovered by Spike Jones in her native Cleveland, Ohio, Kaye became a household name with her popular television series, "The Mothers-in-Law". Kaye shared the stage with Mel Torme in PBS's "Cole Porter Evening at the White House". Film credits include: "The Girl Most Likely", "The Ritz", "Baby Genius", and "Victorian Story", to be released. Her new recording with Jaye P. Morgan is entitled "Jaye & Kaye, Longtime Friends."
DAN CONROY (Pepi the Bandoleer) Stage film and television credits include the Broadway company of "Grand Hotel" with Tommy Tune, the role of Jimmy in Robert Cabell's Off-Broadway Musical "Two Hearts Over Easy", "New York Crossing" for Showtime, "Sports Kabob" for MSG, "Happy Ness" (animated series) for ABC, and numerous voice-overs and commercials.
MICHAEL DeVRIES (Padre) Michael hails from Michigan. He attended Dartmouth College and graduated from the University of Washington as a vocal performance major. His first professional engagement was in the Santa Fe Opera's apprentice program but he soon moved to New York to pursue a career in musical theatre. He has appeared on Broadway as the Baron in Tommy Tune's "Grand Hotel", Cornelius Hackle
in "Hello Dolly", opposite Carol Channing in the most recent revival, Gus/Growtiger in "Cats", and he created the role of Captain Lennox in "The Secret Garden". He also appeared in Alan Menken's "King David" at the refurbished New Amsterdam Theater, and the Lincoln Center benefit performance of "Annie Get Your Gun" with Patti Lupone and Peter Gallagher. National Tours include Andre in "Phantom of the Opera", Freddy in "My Fair Lady" (which also toured in Japan) and Cornelius in the pre-Broadway portion of "Hello Dolly". Regionally he has performed the role of Frederik in "A Little Night Music" at Barrington Stage Co., Frank in "Annie Get Your Gun" with Cathy Rigby at the Houston Grand Opera, Harold Hill in "The Music Man" at Sundance Summer Theater in Utah, Mr. Snow in "Carousel" at the Kennedy Center, and Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha" in Florida. In non-musical performances he has been Del in David Mamet's "The Cryptogram" at the Alley Theatre in Houston, and Rainer/Malat in "Dogeaters" by Jessica Hagedorn at the Sundance Theatre Lab. His TV work includes two different lawyers (Darren Phillips and William Varden) on "Law & Order", and Dr. Orsher in "All My Children". He can be heard on the cast albums of "Hello Dolly" (the 1995 recording), and "The Secret Garden", both of which were Grammy Award nominees.
TITO ENRIQUEZ (Capitan Ramerez) Tito has made an interesting career as a professional swashbuckler for stage & film. His forte being swaggering, staggering, and "daggering", he has performed at several Renaissance festivals, playing everything from sword-wielding gladiators to knights jousting on horseback. His work also has been seen in a score of
international stunt shows, including the $15 million "WaterWorld - A Live Sea War Spectacular" at Universal Studios Hollywood, which he also directed. After a much awaited return to indoor theatre, Tito appeared at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan Opera, "La Fanciulla del West" with Placido Domingo, and "I Lombardi" with Luciano Pavarotti and Samuel Ramey. At the Paper Mill Playhouse, he originated the role of the evil Rupert of Hentzau in the world premiere of "The Prisoner of Zenda". On a national tour of "The Three Musketeers", he played a third of the title role. Other Off-Broadway "cut & thrust" credits include Laertes, D'Artagnan, Petruchio, Robin Hood, and Brutus (think about it). Some of Tito's memorable musical roles are; Judas in "Godspell", Charlie Dalrymple in "Brigadoon", Harold Hill in "The Music Man", Billy Flynn in "Chicago", and The Singing Mime in "Wife of Bath-Tales of the Decameron". In his copious spare time, he's either running the Stage Combat Department at AMDA, or after his 11 month old daughter, Zoe. Special love to wife, partner, and inspiration, Alicia. Being of Spanish descent, Tito is proud to be a part of this exciting and much anticipated project.
ROB EVAN (JAUN CARLOS) Robert stars in the original Broadway cast of Jekyll & Hyde, playing the title roles. He led the acclaimed national touring company of Les Miserables to Broadway, starring as Jean Valjean, after having been a part of the Broadway cast for several years. On tour his credits include Valjean in Les Miserables, standby for the title role in
the pre-Broadway tour of Jekyll & Hyde, Nanki-Poo in TUTS/Pittsburgh CLO's premiere of Hot Mikado, Enjolras in Les Miserables, Hello Dolly starring Madeline Kahn and By George! touring the US and Canada. Regionally, he has appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Chess (Anatoly), Brigadoon (Tommy), and Desert Song (Red Shadow). Robert recently produced and starred in the New York Concert BC/EFA production of CHESS at the John Houseman Theatre. Robert can be heard on the OBC recording of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic Records), his own release of the highlights of Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War - An American Musical (Atlantic), and his soon to be released solo album in early 1999. He has been a regularly featured soloist with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, directed by Albert Coleman. Robert is a recipient of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Talent Award and an ex-collegiate varsity football player at the University of Georgia with a major in Finance. His favorite roles continue to be husband to Beate and father to Johan Phillip and Max August!
LYNN HALVERSON (Maria Vega) Lynne is proud to be part of Zorro. This is Lynn's third production for R.W. Cabell having originated Monique in "Pretty Faces" and Gina/Joanne in "Two Hearts Over Easy". Most recently Lynn toured with Theodore Bikel and Lannie Kazan in the national tour of "Fiddler On The Roof" and recreated the role of Miss Cotton in the new musical "Twist" at the George Street Playhouse.
MARC KUDISCH (The Sergeant) BWY George Kittredge in ''HIGH SOCIETY" (recording), GASTON in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Reuben in JOSEPH...DREAM COAT(recording) OFF BWY Mario in TAMARA THE LIVING MOVIE, QUIET ON THE SET at the Orpheum Theatre NATIONAL TOURS Conrad Birdie in BYE BYE BIRDIE w/Tommy Tune and Ann Reinking REGIONAL A.C.T. (San Fran}, Goodspeed Opera, Northshore
Music Theatre, Caldwell Theatre, Kansas City Starlight, and the Kansas City company of FOREVER PLAIDTV Conrad Birdie in the ABCTV/Hallmark remake of BYE BYE BIRDIE w/Jason Alexander and Vannesa Williams (recording), Jack Sand on American Movie Classic's PARAMOUR, and commercially as Toyota's "TV guy". WORKSHOP/READINGS George in HIGH SOCIETY, Roundabout Theatre; Joie Ray in STEEL PIER; Trevor Graydon in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
JODIE LANGEL (Currently Jodie is in the National Touring Company of Cats as Grizabella-the youngest ever to play the role) On Broadway, Jodie starred as Cosette in Les Miserables and later reprised the role on the National Tour. Other Broadway National Tours include Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat as the Narrator. Regional credits include Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Candlewood Playhouse), Smile(Maine State Music Theatre), Evita(Eva Peron, Gateway Playhouse),Chess(Paper Mill Playhouse). Jodie was a lead soloist with the Colorado Springs Symphony, and is feautured soloist in NYC's acclaimed Lyric and Lyricists at the 92nd St. YMCA.
JEFF McCARTHY (Governor) Jeff recently starred on Broadway as Terry Turner in Side Show. Prior to that he spent 2 years as the Beast in Broadway's Beauty and The Beast. Previous Broadway credits include Smile, Zorba and Pirates of Penzance. Los Angeles: Les Miserables, City of Angels (national tour), A Little Night Music, Search and Destroy and The Three Sisters. Off-Broadway: Sympathetic Magic
(Second Stage), On The Twentieth Century (York Theatre) and Gifts of the Magi (Lambs). Regional Brimstone (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Arms and the Man (Huntington), The Misanthrope (Guthrie), Sunday In The Park With George (Seattle Rep), A Lie of the Mind (Denver Center), Pantegleeize (A.C.T.). Television: Star Trek: TNG, LA Law, Civil Wars, Equal Injustice (recurring), Cheers, Designing Women, Voyager (pilot), In The Heat Of The Night, Doogie Howser, Matlock and the voice of Chuck Jones' creation, Michigan J. Frog. Film: Robocop 2, Eve of Distruction, Rapid Fire and Cliff Hanger.
SEAN McDERMOTT (Father Domonic) Over the past decade, Sean McDermott has established himself as one of Broadway's leading performers. For two years he played the leading role of Chris in the Broadway production of "Miss Saigon". His other Broadway credits include the role of "Whizzer" opposite Mandy Patinkin in James Lapine's production of "Falsettos" at the Golden Theatre and the
role of "Rusty" in Trevor Nunn's production of "Starlight Express" at the Gershwin Theatre. Sean has recently been seen on the Broadway Stage as Danny Zuko in the smash hit revival of "Grease" at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre. His Off-Broadway credits include the role of Larry in the critically acclaimed revival of "Boys In The Band" at the W.P.A. Lucille Lortel Theatre. Sean has appeared in the National tours of "South Pacific" directed by Geraldine Fitzgerald, in the role of Lt. Cable and as Rusty in "Starlight Express". Sean returned from a two year critically acclaimed tour portraying Tony in "West Side Story" for the Victoria State Opera in Sydney Australia. Sean has sung for the President on two separate occasions at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He recently performed for Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York in a command performance. On television he has been seen as Hart Jessup in the long running CBS Daytime series "Guiding Light" and appearances include NBC's "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. His recordings include his debut album of original material entitled "New York Nights" as well as the recently released "South Pacific" with Paige O'Hara on Jay Productions. His second solo album of Broadway Hits will be released sometime this year.
PHYLLIS NEWMAN (Sonya Vega) Stage: Follies in Concert (Lincoln Center), Subways Are For Sleeping (Tony Award), Neil Simon's Broadwa Bound, (Tony Nomination) directed by Gene Saks and Prisoner of Second Avenue directed by Mike Nichols, The Apple Tree (also with Nichols), Nicky Silver's The Food Chain directed by Robert Falls, The Mad Woman of Central Park (Co-Author and directed by Authur Laurents,
Laurents's My Good Name directed by Dan Sullivan, Bells Are Ringing, On The Town, Pleasures and Palaces, First Impressions, Rocket to the Moon, Awake and Sing, Cradle Will Rock, Facade. TV: "Thirty Something," "Coming of Age," "Murder She Wrote," "That Was The Week That Was," "Johnny Carson Show (first woman to guest host). Film: It Had To Be You, A Price Above Rubies, Fish in the Bathtub, Beautician And The Beast, Only You, To Find A Man, Mannequin, Bye Bye Braverman, Picnic. Author: Just In Time. Created Nothing Like A Dame '96, '97, & '98 to benefit Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of Actor's Fund, which she founded.
CHRISTIANE NOLL (Fiesta Amor) Born into a musical family, this native New Yorker made her stage debut at age 4. She toured the United States, Canada and Great Britain with her Opera singer mother and her Musical Conductor father through much of her childhood. Branching out on her own career, she made her Broadway debut starring in the
long anticipated production of Jekyll & Hyde at the Plymouth Theatre, playing the role of Emma Carew, Dr. Jeckyll's fiance, where she received a nomination for Best Actress in a Musical from the Friends of New York Theatre. She rejoined the company after originating the role (formally known as Lisa Carew) in the Theatre Under the Stars/Alley Theatre / 5th Avenue Theatre production, as well as in a 9 month national tour, where it also earned her a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Other First National Tour appearances include Sandy in the Tommy Tune production of of Grease! which she also did on Broadway, the original cast of Miss Saigon as Ellen, the American wife and City of Angeles where she was revealed as Mallory/Avril. Christopher Renshaw (award winning director of the recent Broadway revival of The King And I) brought her around the globe to direct her as Nellie Forbush in the Australian Gordon/ Frost Production of South Pacific. It was performed for the gala opening of the first Western-style theatre complex built in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Regional favorites include: Oliver (Carousel Dinner Theatre), All Night Strut (Alabama Shakespeare Restival), Cinderella, Annie, The Student Prince, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, and Sweeny Todd (Pittsburgh CLO), She sang in Kissing and Horrid Strife, a commissioned work for the Opera Company of Philadelphia based on peoms of D. H. Lawrence and in Great Day for the Gershwin Trust in Washington D.C. Other New York City Projects: City Center's Encores! Out of this World., The Night They Raided Minsky's with Mike Ockrent and Susan Stroman, the title role of Camille, a newly adapted musical based on the Alexander Dumas classic play, Sweet Charity in concert at Avery Fisher Hall, and Florence for Chess in concert at the John Houseman Theatre. Recordings: Jeckyll &Hyde, (Atlantic), Sondheim at the Movies, Primetime Musicals, Cinderella, The Burt Bacharach Album, The Paul Simon Album, and her first solo album, Christian Noll - Broadway Love Story, all with Varese Sarabande Records. Audiences may not remember her on CBS's Daytime Drama Show, As The World Turns, but she has had memorable performances on The Today Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show and the NBA All-Star Game Half-Time Show. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, she has participated in many AIDS benefits around the country, including numerous special programs for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, the Hearts and Voices, AIDS program in NYC and benefits for Hope House in her home state of New jersey. She is a membe of the Broadway Gospel Choir which can be heard on the cast recording of Violet. When not performing Chrisitane does Pilates, is an accomplished cook as well as an avid fine diner, knows sign language, loves to bowl, play pool and rollerblade around town, and enjoys the outdoors when she goes golfing, hiking, rock climbing, sky diving and suba diving or trains fro the NYC Marathon. Due for a March 1999 release: singing voice of "Anna" in the animbated feature of The King and I for Morgan Creek Productions.

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