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KLEA BLACKHURST*
​Miss Hannigan

Known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, Klea recently starred Off-Broadway opposite Hayley Mills in Party Face. She played the title role in the world premiere production of Hazel at Drury Lane in Chicago, a classic second banana in The Nutty Professor, premiering in Nashville, directed by Jerry Lewis with a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes and as Dolly in Goodspeed Opera’s 50th Anniversary production of Hello, Dolly! Klea is a charter member of the Jerry Herman Legacy Concerts for the ASCAP Foundation and a distinguished Alumna of the University of Utah.

PAUL SCHOEFFLER*
Oliver Warbucks

Broadway: Rock of Ages (Hertz), Sweet Charity (Vidal) opposite Christina Applegate, Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Peter Pan (Hook, filmed for A&E), Sunset Boulevard (DeMille) with Glenn Close, Cyrano (le Bret), Nine with Antonio Banderas, Victor/Victoria, Sunday in the Park with George. Numerous Off Broadway productions Encores!, Second Stage, Pearl Theater, among others. Extensive concert work in NYC includes Town Hall, Feinsteins at 54 Below, Birdland and venues across the country. TV guest starring work on Blacklist, Person of Interest, Midnight Caller among others. Voice over work includes NBC, CBS, ESPN, CNN, numerous commercial campaigns and many seasons of animated work. Lead roles in regional theaters across the country. Teaching includes NYU Tisch and CAP 21. Member New York Singing Teacher's Association. paulschoeffler.net​. Mi familia. Mi vida.

NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ*
Rooster Hannigan

Broadway/National Tour: Tarzan, Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp). Off-Broadway: ​Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, Collette Collage,​ Bajour. Carnegie Hall: ​Guys and Dolls. Regional: ​Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination), ​Mother Courage and Her Children,​ Oklahoma!​ (Helen Hayes Award)​,​ ​My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes nomination),​ Destiny of Desire, Light in the Piazza at Arena Stage, ​The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre​,​ PaperMill Playhouse​, MUNY​, ZACH Theatre, Milwaukee Rep.,  Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Film: ​Sex in the City II. Television: ​Madam Secretary, Nick Chavez on ABC’s ​One Life to Live (GLAAD Award)​. His debut album ​The First Time...​ is available at www.psclassics.com and iTunes. www.thenickrod.com 
 
JULIE KAVANAGH*
Lily St. Regis

Julie is thrilled to be on stage at Westport Country Playhouse with her BMA family! National Tour: La Cage Aux Folles. Favorite Regional: Holiday Inn (Paper Mill Playhouse/FLMTF); Guys and Dolls (The Old Globe/Asolo Rep); The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet, The Cape Playhouse); Newsies (Katherine, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy, Theatre Aspen); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy, 
Ogunquit Playhouse); La Cage Aux Folles (Anne, Sacramento Music Circus); 42nd Street; and Hairspray, in Concert! alongside John Waters (Penny Pingleton, Indianapolis/Baltimore Symphony Orchestras). Proud CCM grad. Special thanks to Connor, Audra, Scott, and Jad! Love to DGRW, Mom, Dad, Bryan and all the BMAzing students! @julzkavs www.juliekavanagh.com 
 
LAUREN SPRAGUE*
Grace Farrell

National Tours: Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz (Andrew Lloyd Webber version), La Cage Aux Folles (starring George Hamilton). NYC: Castlewalk (Ginger Rogers). Regional: West Chester Broadway, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, PCLO, North Carolina Theatre, Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Mason Street Warehouse, Riverside Theatre, Transcendence Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, The Wick, Hangar Theatre. Proud CCM grad. Endless thanks to Connor, Julie, Audra, Jad and everyone at Westport and BMA DGRW, my family and amazing husband Michael! Laurensprague.com

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


45 Broadway Method Academy students will join the professional actors in this timeless classic.

Ava Lynn Vercellone stars as Annie. Reprising the role of Sandy from the 2012 Broadway production is Sunny, courtesy of William Berloni Theatrical Animals, Inc.

The ensemble includes Broadway Method Academy students Plum Sonnenfeld, Devin Murphy, Maddy Alecia, Betsy Ronning, Brynn Ellingson, Maura Marchetti, Skylar Giblin, Mariam Mamadashvili, Alexandra Knaggs, Tori Faunce, Lizzie Richards, Emerson Raymond, Colleen McCurley, Kaitlyn Richards, Kevin Keating, Ethan Horbury, Julia Vitale, Ryanne Forrest, Jayden Hudson, Jason Zink, Kai Marelli, Sheridan Mullins, Isabel Chistoni, Richie Cordero, Robin Title, Jackie Peterson, Kyle Geriak, Bailey Shumaker, Annika Carlson, Emily Joyce, Carly Mofenson, Kate Meza, Charley Bartlett, Elizabeth Champion, Olivia Kwok, Annika Jonker, Serena Remmes, Brenna Connolly, Emily Seanor, Genevieve Seanor, Griffin Delmhorst, Gillian Delmhorst, Claudia Cleri, and Owen Bernheim.


WILLIAM BERLONI

(Animal Director and Trainer) 2011 Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, 2017 Drama League’s Unique Contribution to the Theatre and 2014 Outer Critics Circle award for Special Achievement. Broadway: The Ferryman, The Crucible, The Audience with Dame Helen Mirren; Living On Love, Bullets Over Broadway, Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill; Annie (original and all revivals), A Christmas Story The Musical, Legally Blonde, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Camelot, Frankenstein, The First, Alice in Wonderland, Oliver!, Anything Goes, Nick and Nora, The Wiz (20th Anniversary revival and City Center 2009), The Wizard of Oz, Dinner at Eight, Double Feature (NYCB), The Woman in White, Awake and Sing, and The Lieutenany of Inishmore. Mr. Berloni is the Animal Director of the new musical Because of Winn Dixie with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, which is in development for a Broadway opening in 2019. He has trained animals for hundreds of Off-Broadway, regional theater, tours, television and movies. Recent movies include The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman and Ben is Back starring Julia Robert and Lucas Hedges. He provided the first live dog to play “Nana” in Peter Pan LIVE as well as “Toto” in The WIZ LIVE, both on NBC. Other television includes Power, Billions, Sneaky Pete, Sesame Street, High Maintenance, Difficult People, Kevin Can Wait, Castle Rock, The Winner, The Village, and Mr. Robot. Mr. Berloni and his family are the subjects of the docu-series entitled Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni on the Discovery Family Channel that premiered in August 2015. Published author of Broadway Tails, Doga, and Sandy the Autobiography of a Star. Director of Animal Behavior at the Humane Society of New York. Follow William Berloni Theatrical Animals, Inc. on Facebook and on twitter @BillBerloni. www.theatricalanimals.com.

Sunny was adopted by Bill Berloni in the spring of 2012 for the revival of Annie on Broadway from the Houston, Texas Animal Control the day before she was to be put to sleep. She became the subject of an NBC special entitled, Annie's Search for Sandy, and From Wags to Riches on the Discovery Family Channel. She stayed with the show on Broadway until 2014 and was with the national tour for two years. Her recent productions are the Broadway Westchester Theatre, Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, and the Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre. Sunny is a Terrier Mix and about 9 years old. She follows in the line of great Sandy dogs rescued and trained by Bill Berloni.


Tickets starting at $45.
A limited number of premium $65 tickets are available and include a reception in the Smilow Lounge during intermission.

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