KATIE BOREN (Marcy Park, Dance Captain).  Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  National tour: Miss Saigon.  Regional: Cats (Hangar Theatre); The Pirates of Penzance (KTC).  Workshop: Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet: The Musical (directed by Terrence Mann/Christopher d’Amboise).  NY: Nawala (Diverse City Theater Company).  B.F.A. Musical Theatre from Ithaca College.  “Special thanks to Dan Knechtges and my A-M-A-Z-I-N-G friends and family.  Love to Mom, Dad and Jacquie.  For my BM.”

MIGUEL CERVANTES (Chip Tolentino).  Most recently he originated the role of seven-year-old Henry, Henry and Mudge, and twelve-year-old Eric, Cam Jansen, off-Broadway for Theatreworks.  Anyone see a pattern?  Favorite roles: Jack, Into the Woods (New Reportory); Thurio, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Baltimore CenterStage); and received the ‘Best Actor’ Award from the Independent Reviewers of New England for BatBoy, Batboy the Musical (Speakeasy Stage).  “Much love to friends and family.  Thanks a LOT bit for your support.”

ALAN H. GREEN (Mitch Mahoney).  Broadway: Play On.  First National Tours: Swing! (Everett); Smokey Joe’s Café (Adrian).  International: Miss Saigon (John).  Regional theatres include Papermill, Pittsburgh C.L.O., Sacramento Music Circus, North Shore, Baystreet Theatre.  Favorite regional roles: Nefertiti (Hap); Ragtime (Coalhouse); Once on This Island (Agwe); Hair (Hud).  TV/Film: “The Guiding Light” (Detective Denton); “Law & Order: SVU” (Hank); Moment of Truth (Allen).  Entered Rice University playing football and majoring in pre-law but graduated with a vocal performance degree!  For my Dad.

JAMES KALL (Douglas Panch).  Broadway: By Jeeves.  Tours: Mamma Mia; Fiddler on the Roof.  Off-Broadway: Visiting Mr. Green.  Regional: Hamlet; King Lear; Edward II; The Cherry Orchard; The Glass Menagerie; A Question of Mercy; Lost In Yonkers; She Loves Me, etc.Film/TV: Man of the Year; “Law and Order”; Quints; Life with Judy Garland; Our Fathers; “Queer As Folk”; “In A Heartbeat”; Martha Behind Bars; Tagged; By Jeeves; Crimes of Fashion, etc.Training: Northwestern University; Yale School of Drama.

ERIC PETERSEN (William Barfee) is ecstatic to be on the first national tour of Spelling Bee.  Favorite credits: Berger, Hair (Barn Theatre, Mich.); Bill Sykes, Oliver! (Charleston Stage, S.C.); Paul Revere, Spread The Word (TheatreworksUSA); Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bradley University, Ill.).  Also numerous workshops and readings in NYC.  Eric is a proud graduate of Bradley University and member of Actors’ Equity.  “Love and thanks to Lisa, Mom, Dad, Kyle and Chuck.”  www.ericpetersenonline.com

JENNIFER SIMARD (Rona Lisa Peretti).  Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Off-Broadway: Original casts and recordings of I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change; The Thing About Men; and Forbidden Broadway SVU.  She received one Lucille Lortel nomination, one Drama League nomination and three Drama Desk nominations for the above and is therefore, a five-time loser.  Television: “Law & Order”; “The King Of Queens.”  Film: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.  Please learn more juicy tidbits at www.jennifersimard.net

SARAH STILES (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre) comes from the Broadway company of Spelling Bee where she understudied/performed Logainne and Olive respectively.  Most recently she created the role of Joanne in the World Premiere musical Vanities at Theatreworks Palo Alto.  National tours: Tommy Tune’s Dr. Dolittle and Hello Dolly.  Regional: Grease (Papermill Playhouse); Wizard of Oz , Memphis (Northshore Music Theatre); Tommy (Pittsburgh CLO); and Hair (TUTS).  “Love to the family, Bryan and my sweet husband JP – HIJATC!”

LAUREN WORSHAM (Olive Ostrovsky) is thrilled to be a part of Spelling Bee! She is a 2005 graduate of Yale University. Favorite credits include: Shelly in Bat Boy; Amalia in She Loves Me; Cunegonde in Candide; and Honey in Mirror, Mirror. “Many thanks to Bill Finn and love to my family.”  www.laurenworsham.com

MICHAEL ZAHLER (Leaf Coneybear)is overjoyed to be part of such an incredible show.  He has appeared regionally at the St. Louis MUNY, Florida Studio Theatre, Mill Mountain and the Michigan Theatre.  A proud graduate of the University of Michigan, he also studied in England at RADA.  “Thank you David Krasner, Bloc NYC, and the entire BEE team!  For my Mom and Dad.”  www.michaelzahler.com

ANGELICA-LEE ASPIRAS (u/s Marcy Park, Rona Lisa Peretti) is so thankful to be here!  Tours: Junie B. Jones (Lucille).  Favorite college credits include Chicago (Velma), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Sylvia), and Crazy for You (Tess). Angelica-Lee is a BM Music Theatre Graduate from FSU.  “Love and thanks to my beautiful family, and my angel Michael.”

ANDREW KOBER (u/s William Barfee, Mitch Mahoney, Douglas Panch). Andrew is ecstatic to join the cast of Spelling Bee. Past roles include Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown (John Carrafa, dir.), Jamie in The Last Five Years, Man 1 in Songs for a New World, Reg/Dave u/s in The Full Monty. BFA Acting from Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. An extremely proud member of Actor's Equity Association. "Many thanks to Tara, Eric, Bill, Bubsy, friends and teachers. For my father, who would have loved this." www.andrew-kober.com

CHUCK REA (u/s William Barfee, Leaf Coneybear, Mitch Mahoney, Douglas Panch, Chip Tolentino) feels privileged and thrilled to be a part of the BEE!  Pittsburgh native; B.F.A. NYU’s Tisch/CAP 21.  Favorite credits:  New York: The Children (HERE).  Regional: Assassins (Booth).  To his incredible supporting cast of family and friends: I love you, and thanks for keeping me laughing.  Pour Natalie, ma jolie.  “Illigitimus Non Carborundum.”  Proud member of Actor’s Equity!

DANA STEINGOLD (u/s Olive Ostrovsky, Marcy Park, Rona Lisa Peretti, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre) is thrilled to be part of this production! Recent credits: Hart to Hart (Lincoln Center, host Julie Andrews); Sally in Charlie Brown (Century Center); Penelope in Galt McDermot's new musical, Goddess Wheel.  Numerous voiceovers. Proud co-founder: Shifting Ground Productions (www.shifting-ground.org).  BFA from NYU (CAP21). Huge thanks to teachers, friends, H/H.  Mom, Dad, J,M,B: I love you!



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