Christian Borle won two Tony Awards for his performances in Something Rotten and Peter and the Starcatcher. He is currently starring in the Lincoln Center production of Falsettos. Other Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Footloose, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd (PBS’ “Live at Lincoln Center”), Angels in America (Signature Theatre), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center), and On The Town and Little Me for City Center Encores!. Television credits include “The Gilmore Girls,” “Smash,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Good Wife,” “Sofia The First,” Disney Junior’s “Lucky Duck,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” and “Peter Pan Live!” Film work includes The Bounty Hunter, Michael Mann’s Blackhat.
Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony Award & Drama Desk), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters, Pippin (2014). Off-B’way/regional: Counsellor-at- Law (Lortel Award), Wicked (L.A.). 30 films; two TV series: “Family,” “Crazy Like A Fox,” 300 TV episodes. Stage and TV director; film composer and conductor; college professor (USC); audiobook narrator; married to Bonnie Burgess; father of Jessica, Michael, Peter, Jacob, and Max.
Broadway: Bright Star (Lucy Grant) SideShow (Daisy Hilton) Rock of Ages (Sherrie Christian) Legally Blonde, Grease. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity directed by Leigh Silverman. Regional: SideShow (La Jolla, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award) (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Nomination) Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse) White Noise (Royal George Theatre) First National Tour: Grease (Sandy) Flashdance The Musical (Alex Owens) TV: “Louie.”
Broadway: Wicked (Madame Morrble), 9 to 5 (Roz; Outer Critics Nom. Best Featured Actress), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz), Swinging on a Star (Drama Desk Nom. Best Featured Actress). Off-Broadway: Damn Yankees (Doris) Encores, Disaster! (Shirley) Triad, Donnybrook (Irish Rep.). Regional: Pirates! (Ruth) Muny, Emmet Otter (Ma) Goodspeed, Christmas Carol (Fezziwig) McCarter, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, School for Wives, Search for Signs. National Tour: Wicked (Morrible; Broadway World Award). TV/Film: “Smash”, “Mercy”, “One Life to Life”, “Curb your Enthusiasm”, “The Next Three Days”, Our Idiot Brother and The Producers.
F. MICHAEL HAYNIE
Broadway: Wicked, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off-Broadway: Carrie (MCC), Dogfight (Second Stage) and others. Regional: Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit), Found (PTC). TV/Film: Peter Pan LIVE! (NBC), Not Fade Away (Paramount). Thanks Ms, JP, Nicolosi and Co, the (M)orons, &. @fmichaelhaynie
Broadway: Shrek the Musical (Shrek), Big Fish (Don Price, Ed Bloom u/s), On The Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit, Max Jacobs u/s), Les Miserables (Valjean, Javert u/s). New York/Regional: Jasper in Deadland, 35MM, Irma La Duce, Merrily…, 110 in the Shade, Evita. 35MM, Writing Kevin Taylor, Frozen soundtracks.
Emma Pfaeffle graduated from the Conservatory of dance at SUNY Purchase ’12 and continued on to the international tour of West Side Story. She later joined Ballet Hispanico for a season. She was in the original cast of Finding Neverland as “Wendy/Emily” at A.R.T and continued onto Broadway for the full run.
ALAN H. GREEN
Original Broadway Casts: School of Rock, Sister Act, Play On!. 1st National Tours: 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Swing!, Smokey Joes Café. Recent Regional: Disney’s Freaky Friday, Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage), First You Dream (Kennedy Center). International: Miss Saigon. TV: “Unforgettable,” “Peter Pan Live!,” “30 Rock,” “Law and Order SVU,” “Guiding Light.” Lots of National Commercials. Deacon at Metro Baptist Church. Rice University Graduate. www.ALANHGREEN.com
Broadway: A Bronx Tale, Disney’s The Lion King, AvenueQ. NY/Regional:A Bronx Tale (World Premiere/Frieda) Sister Act (Deloris), Faust (City Center), Dreamgirls (Lorrell). She is a proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices. Love to Clarence, Mommy, Daddy, friends, family & The Mine. Many thanks to Marc and this amazingly scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Team. Grateful. Proverbs 18:16 For Jessica. www.facebook.com/TristaDoll @TRISTADOLL
Broadway: On The Town, The Addams Family, Xanadu and Hairspray (Theater World Award). Off-B’way: Once Upon a Mattress, A Chanukah Charol, The Gingerbread House, The Book of Liz (Obie Award), Straightjacket, LCT Festival and One Woman Shoe. Regional: MUNY, Old Globe, Second City (Jeff Award). Films: Birdman, The Sitter, Extra Man, A Dirty Shame, Garden State, Legally Blonde II, Kissing Jessica Stein and Mo’ Money. TV: “Feud!,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Difficult People,” “Elementary,” “Girls,” “The New Normal,” “Family Guy,” “The Good Wife,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Raising Hope,” “Melissa & Joey,” “30 Rock,” “Starved,” “Hope & Faith,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Strangers With Candy,” “Dilbert,” “TV Funhouse,” “Conan O’Brien.” CD: Live at Joe’s Pub.
www.jackiehoffman.com; Twitter: @jackiehoffman16.
Broadway: Tuck Everlasting, Wicked. Off-Broadway: RENT, The Kid (The New Group), Seussical (Theaterworks/USA), Oliver Twist (TFANA). Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Flat Rock Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House), Midsummer, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Denver Center Theatre Company. Film/TV: “Mysteries of Laura,” Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, Loving Leah. @mikewartella
JAKE RYAN FLYNN
Jake Ryan Flynn is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in this dream role. Regional credits: Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek, A Christmas Carol. TV: Ryan in the ABC Pilot “Broad Squad.” National Beautyrest commercial starring alongside, Tom Brady. Special thanks to entire Charlie Creative Team, Telsey and Co, Dwayne Clark, Sharon Carry, Kevin Hill and everyone at NSMT Much love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Joe, Mikey and Patrick.
Ryan Foust is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in the title role of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A native of Tampa, Florida, some of Foust’s favorite regional theater credits include Annie for Kids (Rooster), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Cinderella Kids (Jaq), Peter Pan (Michael), and Cats (Victor/Bill Bailey). This past November, Ryan competed in the Florida State Junior Thespian District competition where he earned two Superior marks and Critics Choice Awards. Ryan has garnered top academic recognition nationally as a part of the Duke TIP program and enjoys playing soccer and cross fit training when he’s not involved with a show.
Ryan Sell is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut, and honored to be originating the role of Charlie Bucket! Previously: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Developmental Lab, Mame (Young Patrick starring Leslie Uggams), Peter Pan (Michael Darling), Beauty & the Beast (Chip). Special thanks and gratitude to David Doan/ Mallory Tucker (CESD), Jody Prusan, Telsey & Co. and the entire Charlie team for believing in me and giving me my golden ticket! Love to Mom, Dad, Pop, Gog, Uncle Mike, Megan & Avery.
Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (The New Group), Trip Of Love (Ipanema Girl). Tour: West Side Story (National/International). Other: BOMBSHELL: In Concert, Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC). 2016 Astaire Award Nominee (Off-Broadway). ECU Alum. For my family and Paris.
Broadway: Memphis, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, R+H’s Cinderella. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity; TV: NBC “SMASH”, “Conqueror” (Estelle, music video); Regional: A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream (Guthrie), Cabin in the Sky (Encores!); New York City Ballet.
NYC: Come Fly Away; Bombshell; Trip of Love; The Jack Cole Project; Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Girl Crazy. TOURS: The Book of Mormon; Come Fly Away; A Chorus Line; White Christmas; 42nd Street. REGIONAL: Ogunquit; Papermill; TUTS; PCLO; Gateway; McCarter.
8 years with Jersey Boys, playing all 10 featured roles in the show, and 3 years with Forbidden Broadway playing everyone else! (cast album). Favorite roles: Last Five Years, The Music Man, Jekyll and Hyde. www.jaredbradshaw.com.
Ryan Breslin is thrilled to be back on Broadway! Broadway: Newsies (OBC Race) The Book of Mormon. TV: “Person of Interest” (CBS). Film: Hail, Caesar! (Coen Brothers). Love to family, friends, mentors, HC, and HCS.
Broadway: Wicked (OBC), Finding Neverland. Chicago: Wicked (Elphaba). Other: Jerry Springer the Opera (Carnegie Hall), Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Ragtime (Mother), Boeing Boeing (Gloria). CD of MT @NYFA. Love to Avalon, friends, family, students. For TEAMPKG.
6th Broadway show, original casts: The Producers, Christmas Carol, Sister Act, Gigi. 10th Anniversary Les Miserables. 5 National Tours, 2 Off- Broadway, over 50 regional productions, 3 movies, 1 son, 1 grandson. 3 unions.
Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, On The Town, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Phantom of the Opera. Love & thanks to Paul, my parents, CTG, Rachel, and the splendopulous Charlie team. @palomagarcialee
Broadway: Cinderella (Gabrielle), Addams Family, Spamalot. Tours: Chorus Line (Judy), Happy Days (LoriBeth). Regional: Into The Woods (TUTS) Cabaret (Cape Playhouse), Young Frankenstein (MUNY), Rocky Horror Show (Bucks County Playhouse). TV/Film: “Up All Night,” “Person of Interest,” The Union.
Talya Groves is overjoyed to be part of this company! It’s a dream come true!! Previously seen in Motown the Musical (Broadway/First National). Proud Pace alum. Many thanks to: creative team, Rachel Hoffman/Telsey+Company, Team Boals, and mama.
Broadway: An American In Paris (Adam u/s), On The Town (Chip/Ozzie u/s); Off-Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress (Jester, Astaire Award nom.); TV: Tony Awards, Macy’s Parade, “SNL.” BFA in Musical Theatre from OU.
Broadway Debut! Asolo Rep: Guys and Dolls; MUNY: Young Frankenstein, Wizard of Oz, Hello, Dolly!; Cape Playhouse: The Drowsy Chaperone; Lyric Theatre Oklahoma: Spamalot, Bye Bye Birdie; Music Theatre Wichita. B.M., Oklahoma City University.
OBC debut. Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Memphis, Mamma Mia! Nat’l Tour: Mamma Mia! TV/Film: HBO’s “The Night Of,” “Law and Order: CI,” “Pimp,” and an upcoming Marvel Netflix series. Co-founder of NYC Artists of Color Collective. www.monettemckay.com
KYLE TAYLOR PARKER
Kyle Taylor Parker starred as Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway, First National (IRNE), and Canada. Other: Dream Girls (Lyric Theatre), Finnian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep), Chita A Legendary Celebration, In the Heights (Tour), HAIR (ATC). Endless thanks to God, Jeff, Telsey, Professional Artists and WAM. For more follow @ktpway or visit www.kyletaylorparker.com
PAUL SLADE SMITH
Broadway: Finding Neverland (original company: Henshaw/Nana; final company: Charles Frohman/Captain Hook). Tours: Wicked, Phantom. Regional: Steppenwolf, Goodman, American Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare. Playwright: The Outsider, Unnecessary Farce. For Erin and, of course, Charlie.
Broadway: Wicked, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Catch Me…, Jersey Boys, Honeymoon In Vegas. Thanks to Rachel and this crazy amazing creative team. This one’s for the Webber’s & Olesen’s, but especially for Thomas & Olivia. Follow me on Instagram @katiewebber1!
Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Kinky Boots, Ghost, Billy Elliot, and White Christmas. BFA Syracuse University. Specials thanks to Rachel, Nikki, and Leefur (the best husband ever!). Follow Stephen on Instagram @StephenCarrasco or at www.stephencarrasco.com
Broadway: Cats. Off Broadway: Trip of Love, West Side Story (Carnegie Hall), Candide (Lincoln Center) National Tours: Chicago (us Roxie), Evita. Regional: The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Sacramento. Thank you to the Charlie Team & Eddie! For Dad, Mom & Benji! Follow @robinmasella
Kristin LOVES chocolate! Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Rocky, An American in Paris. Off-Broadway/Tours: Memphis, Flashdance, Saturday Night Fever, Trip of Love. Love as always to my family, CGF, & David
Broadway debut! Minnesota native. UCIrvine, BFA Dance Performance. NYC: Then She Fell. National Tours: Wicked (Asst. Dance Captain), Dirty Dancing (Asst. Choreographer/DC), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Clara). Thanks to Jono, family, Telsey, & DDO! AmyQuanbeck.com
South Carolina native thrilled to be a part of this amazing vision! Broadway: On the Town, Wicked, West Side Story. National Tour: Wicked, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away. Regional: Barrington Stage’s Pirates of Penzance. Unconditional Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, and Mrs. W.
Bway: On the Town; American Idiot: West Side Story. Nat’l Tour: Wicked. TV/Film: SNL; Dirty Dancing. Thanks to TKO, my family and my friends for all their love and support. @mikeywinslow www.mikeywinslow.com