MATTHEW BAKER (Shakespeare)
Born in England, now a proud New Yorker. London credits; Sweeney Todd (u/s Tobias), HAIR (Woof). US Tour: Saturday Night Fever (Tony), Regional: Mary Poppins (Northbrook) Engeman Theatre, Disney Cruise Line: OC Beauty and the Beast (u/s Lumiere / Cogsworth / Maurice). For Dorothy and his ever supportive family.
MATTHEW JANISSE (Nick Bottom)
National Tour: Cabaret (Max/Sax), Mamma Mia! (U/S Bill & Harry) Regional: The Fully Monty (Jerry), L5Y (Jamie), Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Avenue Q (Princeton), and Shrek (Shrek). Janisse would like to thank ATB Talent, his family and Carolyn for making the journey, “Something Wonderful!” Matthewjanisse.com @matthewnofilter
GREG KALAFATAS (Nostradamus)
Previous credits include the national tours of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Big Bopper) and The Drowsy Chaperone, Disney Cruise Line (Genie), Hairspray (Edna), The Full Monty (Dave), The Producers (Franz) & Chicago (Amos). Lots of love and thanks to family, friends and everyone who helped make this possible. gregkalafatas.com
EMILY KRISTEN MORRIS (Bea)
Regional: Mamma Mia! (Sophie) at Finger Lakes MTF, South Pacific at Cape Playhouse. Also appeared at Weston Playhouse, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Summer Repertory Theatre, and 42nd Street Moon. Performed in China with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra as Sarah in Guys and Dolls, among others. Proud CCM graduate. For Rocco. IG: @emilykristenmorris www.EmilyKristenMorris.com
MARK SAUNDERS (Brother Jeremiah)
Mark couldn't be more excited to be making his National Tour debut! Favorite credits: Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors, Schroeder in YAGMCB (Lippa), Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, and Davey in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. @mas872 www.saunderssings.com
JENNIFER ELIZABETH SMITH (Portia)
is thrilled to be a part of Something Rotten! Regional: Adam Lives (Goodspeed Opera House), SWING! (Prather Entertainment). National Tour: Cirque Dreams Holidaze. BFA Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory. Endlessly grateful to mom and dad, Steve Bebout, Wojcik/Seay Casting and SW Artists. JenniferElizabethSmith.com
RICHARD SPITALETTA (Nigel Bottom)
is thrilled to join this rotten company! Off Broadway: Me The People. National tours: A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Lightning Thief. Regional: Footloose, Newsies, Into the Woods, Forum, Spelling Bee. BFA: Penn State. Thank you to Mom, Dad, Kristen, Erica, SW Artists and the entire team. @RichardSpitzz www.richardspitaletta.com
DREW ARISCO (Ensemble, u/s Nick Bottom)
is eggstatic to be touring with Something Rotten! Favorite credits: Dogfight (Speakeasy Stage), West Side Story (Actors’ Playhouse), Hair (BoCo), Outlaws (Goodspeed), and Grease (Royal Caribbean). Boston Conservatory BFA. He would like to thank the whole Rotten! team, Dave, his friends, mom, dad, siblings, nieces and nephews, and you. @thedrewarisco
ABBY BARTISH (Ensemble)
A Cincinnati native, Abby is thrilled to be on her first National Tour with Something Rotten! Regional Credits: The Producers, Funny Girl, and SWING!. Proud graduate of Indiana University (BFA MT). Much Gratitude to Wojcik/Seay Casting. Endless love for my family and friends. For Mom.
EMMA BENSON (Ensemble, u/s Portia)
National Tour debut! Emma just graduated from Shenandoah University, BFA in Musical Theatre, MT18. Favorite professional credits: Bebe in A Chorus Line (Heritage Theatre Festival), Penny in Hairspray (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre). Huge thanks to her family, professors, her other half Zachy, and her hilarious and enthusiastic friends for absolutely everything.
ZACHARY BIGELOW (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare)
BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory ‘18. Regional: Flat Rock Playhouse, ACT of Connecticut, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Favorite roles: Lumiére (Beauty & the Beast), Mick (Lysistrata Jones), Chip/Jesus (25th...Spelling Bee). Endless thanks to parents, family, friends, professors, sweet Kade, and other half Emma, for their love and support. @zmbluvz2act zacharybigelow1.me
KATIE SCARLETT BRUNSON (Swing)
is so grateful to be touring with this amazing show! Regional: Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street (North Shore MT); Anything Goes (Westchester Broadway); Thoroughly Modern Millie, Carousel, Annie in 42nd Street (Reagle MT). The Boston Conservatory, BFA. Love & many thanks to my dear family/friends and Henderson Hogan! Xo
JULIAN BURZYNSKI Jr. (Ensemble)
recently finished traveling the world with Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Principle Performer. Thank you to Mom & Dad for always believing in me. Elon University 2017 IG: Juliancookies
BRIAN COWING (Ensemble)
is a proud graduate of Oklahoma City University from Madison, WI. National Tour: Annie (Mr. Bundles). Regional Credits: Spamalot (Patsy), The Drowsy Chaperone (George), 25th...Spelling Bee (Barfee). Huge thanks to his family, friends, and the team of Something Rotten! Enjoy the show! @brian_cowing
ALEX EISENBERG (Swing)
is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Regional: Mary Poppins (NSMT/TBTS) Singin’ in the Rain (MSMT), Spamalot (TBTS), ZM (Goodspeed). Endless love to Wojcik / Seay, BLOC NYC, the entire Something Rotten! team, and my loving family! Training: BFA Boston Conservatory ‘17. @alexseisenberg
TIM FUCHS (Ensemble, u/s Nigel)
National Tour: 42nd Street (Swing). Cruise Ship: CATS (Mungojerrie) Regional: The Royal Family of Broadway (Barrington Stage), A Chorus Line (Al, Westchester Broadway), NEWSIES! (Davey, PCPA) From Ithaca, NY. Love to family and friends, Sierra, thanks Wojcik/Seay & WLP. SUNY Cortland, Daniel Hoff Agency. www.timfuchs282.com Insta: @timfuchsphotography.
ROBERT HEAD (Ensemble, u/s Nick & Nigel)
National Tour Debut!! Regional: Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Shrek (Tuacahn Amphitheater), Fiddler on the Roof (Portland Center Stage) Austen's Pride (Finger Lakes MTF). Cruise Ships: Saturday Night Fever (Royal Carribbean). Robert thanks the artistic team, Daniel Hoff agency, Wojcik / Seay Casting, and his loved ones for their support! IG: @robshead
DEVIN HOLLOWAY (Minstrel)
DANNY LOPEZ (Swing)
is super “egg-cited” to be part of Something Rotten!. International Tour: Mamma Mia!. He has also performed in many regional theaters around the country. He would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering love and support. dannylopezactor.com @dlopez580
KEELEY ANNE McCORMICK (Ensemble)
National tour debut! Regional: The Producers (Theatre By The Sea), Spamalot (Short North Stage). University of Utah BFA ’15. Thank you to Wojcik/Seay and the entire Rotten! team for this opportunity! All my love to mom, dad, and my favorite baby brother. Instagram: @keeleycattt
NICK PANKUCH (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare, Nick Bottom)
hails from Aurora, Illinois, and graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a BM in Music Theatre. Favorite roles include Flynn Rider in Tangled the Musical, Link Larkin in Hairspray, and swing dancing for In The Mood. He’d like to thank his family & friends, his mentors, and Dr. Pepper.
AVEENA SAWYER (Ensemble, u/s Bea)
is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut! She is from New York and just completed her BFA in Musical Theatre from Kent State University. Most recent professional credit is Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Porthouse Theatre. She extends her heart to her family and friends for the constant support.
ALLISON C. SCOTT (Ensemble u/s Portia)
is thrilled to be on the tour of Something Rotten! Selected credits: 42nd Street (Lorraine Fleming), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Time Step. Education: Montclair State University, BFA Musical Theatre/BA Jurisprudence, Law & Society. Endless thanks to my mom. allisoncscott.com.
PETER SURACE (Shylock, u/s Brother Jeremiah, Nostradamus)
National tour: Joseph and the ... Dreamcoat (Canaan Days). Theater: Mary Poppins, The Mystery...Drood, Singin' in the Rain, Tangled: The Musical, Twice Charmed (Prince Charming), Taming of the Shrew, Kiss of the Spiderwoman. BFA in Musical Theater from Montclair State University. Love to Mom, Dad and Laura! petersurace.com
DORSEY ZILLER (Ensemble, u/s Bea)
Dorsey is egg-static to be part of this production! Previous credits: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Wizard of Oz (national tour), Mary Poppins (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), and Frozen (Disney Cruise Line). Proud graduate of Point Park University. Love and thanks to my family. Proverbs 3:6
KAREY KIRKPATRICK, Book, Music and Lyrics
began his career as a screen and songwriter for Disney Animation where he penned The Rescuers Down Under and James and the Giant Peach. With more than a dozen feature films produced, screenplay credits include Chicken Run (Golden Globe nominee for Outstanding Comedy), Charlotte’s Web, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles and Over the Hedge, which he also co-directed. He directed the Paramount Pictures film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy and co-produced, wrote and performed on the film’s soundtrack. He recently directed the Warner Brothers animated musical SMALLFOOT for which he also co-wrote the screenplay and the songs (with brother Wayne). He has won a number of Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards and that number is zero. Other credits: husband of Nada, father of Sami, Maia and Finn. You can follow him @kareykirk and Finn.
WAYNE KIRKPATRICK, Music and Lyrics
is the Grammy Award-winning songwriter of Change the World by Eric Clapton (Song of the Year). Top 10 singles include Every Heartbeat, Good for Me (Amy Grant); Wrapped Up in You (Garth Brooks); Boondocks, Bring It on Home, Little White Church (Little Big Town); Place in This World (Michael W. Smith). He is a multi-formatted songwriter with songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Joe Cocker, Gabe Dixon, Trisha Yearwood, Babyface and Peter Frampton, among others. His songs have been featured in TV shows (Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, Hart of Dixie) as well as feature films (Almost Famous, Phenomenon, Smallfoot). Wayne lives in Nashville with his wife Fran and has recently been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2018. Favorite productions: Kourtney, Shelby and Carson.
JOHN O’FARRELL, Book
is one of the UK’s best known comic authors and script writers. Best-selling novels include The Best a Man Can Get, May Contain Nuts and The Man Who Forgot His Wife. Non-fiction includes An Utterly Impartial History of Britain, the political memoir Things Can Only Get Better and its recent sequel plus three collections of his satirical columns for the Guardian newspaper. O’Farrell’s books have been translated into thirty languages and adapted for BBC Radio and television. Winner, British Comedy Award. Previously a writer (and later panelist) on BBC’s Have I Got News For You and lead writer on ten series of ITV’s Spitting Image. Currently writing the sequel to Chicken Run, and adapting one of his novels for Sony International Pictures. @mrjohnofarrell.
CASEY NICHOLAW, Director, Choreographer
Currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Mean Girls, Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony,® Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Choreography), and co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards for co-director with Trey Parker and nominations in the same categories for Choreography. He also won an Olivier award for Best Choreography). Casey is also director and choreographer of the new musical The Prom, debuting on Broadway in Fall 2018. He is currently represented on the West End as director and choreographer of Dreamgirls. Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten (2015 Tony Nominee Best Director) Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores! – the highly acclaimed productions of Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography)
PHIL RENO, Music Supervisor and Vocal Arrangements
Broadway: Something Rotten!; Elf; Promises, Promises; The Drowsy Chaperone; The Producers; Thou Shalt Not; Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Back with a Vengeance; Cats. Off-Broadway: The Diva is Dismissed (Public), A New Brain (Lincoln Center). National tours: Joseph… (with Donny Osmond), original company of Music of the Night, Starlight Express, Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity. Television: music director/conductor for “Broadway Under the Stars” (CBS 2002–2006), “CBS Tree Lighting in Bryant Park” (2006–2011). Film: The Producers. Two-time Grammy nominee as co-producer of The Drowsy Chaperone and Something Rotten cast albums.
SCOTT PASK, Scenic Design
Over 50 Broadway designs including The Book of Mormon (Tony Award); The Pillowman (Tony); The Band’s Visit (Tony Nomination); Mean Girls (Tony Nomination) ; Waitress; OH, Hello!; Pippin (Tony nomination); Something Rotten!; The Visit; An Act of God; It’s Only a Play; I’ll Eat You Last; A Steady Rain; The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Hewes awards); Pal Joey (Tony nomination); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (first revival, Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award); A Behanding in Spokane; Nine; Promises, Promises; Speed-the-Plow; Take Me Out; Martin Short…; The Vertical Hour; Sweet Charity; Urinetown. London: The Book of Mormon, The Playboy of the Western World, The Country Girl, LoveSong, On An Average Day (all West End); Tales from Hollywood, Take Me Out and The Same Deep Water as Me (Donmar). Also Peter Grimes (Met Opera), Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. John Mulaney Kid Gorgeous, and Oh Hello! on Netflix
GREGG BARNES, Costume Designer
Broadway: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (Tony nomination), Tuck Everlasting (Tony nomination), Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination), Follies (2012 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, Olivier nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (2003 Tony nom.), Side Show, To Be or Not to Be. Other: Dreamgirls (Olivier nomination), The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Cinderella and The Merry Widow (New York City Opera), Pageant (the Blue Angel and London’s West End—Olivier nom.).TDF Young Master Award.
JEFF CROITER, Lighting Design
Broadway: Newsies, Mothers and Sons, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), A Time to Kill, Soul Doctor, Jekyll & Hyde, The Anarchist, The Performers, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki and Herb. Other NYC: Parade; A Month in the Country; Fly by Night; The Last Five Years; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Silence; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Meet Vera Stark; Rapture, Blister, Burn; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Family Guy Sings; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Jacques Brel…; Almost, Maine; The Dazzle; Jennifer Muller/The Works. Jeff is a producer of “Submissions Only.”
PETER HYLENSKI, Sound Designer
Grammy, Olivier and four-time Tony award nominee. Selected Broadway designs: After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On a Clear Day…, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry-Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London), Rocky das Musical (Hamburg), King Kong (Melbourne), How to Train Your Dragon, Walking with Dinosaurs.
LARRY HOCHMAN, Orchestrations
Broadway: On the Twentieth Century, The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk awards), Big Fish, Pippin, Chaplin, The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nom.), Spamalot (Tony nom.), A Class Act (Tony nom.), Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nom.), Jane Eyre. Television: composer of “The Wonder Pets!” (five Emmys). Twenty-five regional and Off-Broadway shows, including Death Takes a Holiday (Maury Yeston) and Marvin Hamlisch’s The Nutty Professor. Seventeen films, including The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch). Recordings, concerts: Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Boston Pops, New York Philharmonic. LarryHochman.net.
JOSH MARQUETTE, Hair Design
NY/London: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls, Present Laughter, Dreamgirls, Paramour, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Trip of Love, First Date, Elf, Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back in Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Show Boat at Carnegie Hall, Mamma Mia!. Encores!: Most Happy Fella, & Follies. West Coast: Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Television: “The Slap”, “30 Rock”, “SNL”. Instagram: @josh_marquette
GLEN KELLY, Music Arranger
has arranged music for Broadway's Mean Girls, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, The Scottsboro Boys, Something Rotten!, A Christmas Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, and Beauty and the Beast, among others. He supervised and arranged Mel Brooks’ The Producers and Young Frankenstein. He arranged and wrote lyrics for Bullets Over Broadway, and won the New York Drama Desk award for his original score to The Nance. Upcoming project: The Prom.
MATTHEW CROFT, Music Director
is thrilled to be music directing the second national tour of Something Rotten! Broadway: The Illusionists: Turn of the Century (Music Director/Keyboard 2, Palace Theatre). Touring: Motown: The Musical (Music Director); The Producers, Guys and Dolls (Associate Conductor/Keyboards). Regional: Forever Plaid, I Love a Piano, Altar Boyz, Hair (Music Director/Keyboard); You Never Know, Lysistrata Jones (Associate Conductor/Keyboards). “Thanks to Phil, Brian, Wayne & Karey, our creative team, the cast and crew, and my fantastic “Rotten” band. All my love to my incredible fiancée, Aubrey—can’t wait to marry you! F&A.” matthewcroftmusic.com.
STEVE BEBOUT, Associate Director
also served as associate director of The Book of Mormon (Broadway, tour), The Addams Family (Broadway, tour, Brazil and Australia), Sister Act (Broadway), 101 Dalmatians (tour) and Girl Crazy (Encores!). Directing credits include I Got Fired and Two Rooms in NYC. Regional: Newsies (NCT), The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story and Little Shop of Horrors. NYU: Urinetown: The Musical and Bye Bye Birdie. Thanks to Casey and the Rotten team, and to Holly & Gus.
WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING Casting
is Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay. Along with Holly Buczek and Kevin Metzger-Timson, they cast all mediums. Tours: Motown the Musical, Rent, Kinky Boots, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde (national and Korean), Dreamgirls (Korean Tour) Joseph…Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Church and State, Othello: The Remix, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play with Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, Handle with Care with Carol Lawrence, Triassic Parq, National Pastime, 666 and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre- Fla., The Engeman Theatre - N.Y., Theatre Raleigh - N.C., Stages St Louis- Mo., Theatre Aspen- Color. and Tuacahn PAC - Utah. Pilots: “Upstate” and “Stand-In” Films: Best Man in the Dark, Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon, My Prologue, Webseries: “The Fuzz” Many commercials. wscasting.com.
PORT CITY TECHNICAL, Production Management
is a production management company based in Charleston, SC. Also referred to as "Work Light South”, PCT was initially started in 1993 as Technical Theater Solutions by Rhys Williams. TTS worked with WLP on many shows including American Idiot, Nice Work If You Can Get It, In The Heights, and Avenue Q. Since the conception of PCT, tours with WLP have included Mamma Mia!, Vocalosity, and Motown. Current tours include Rent, Cinderella, Something Rotten!, White Christmas, and the pre-broadway Ain’t Too Proud: The Temptations Musical.
ALLIED TOURING, Tour Marketing & Press
is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current tours: An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, Bright Star, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf the Musical, The Humans, Kinky Boots, Motown the Musical, RENT, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Bandstand; Bat Out of Hell; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!;The Lightning Thief; Mean Girls; The Play that Goes Wrong; Rock of Ages; and SpongeBob SquarePants.
THE BOOKING GROUP, Tour Direction
Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has represented 25 Tony Award-winning Best Musicals and Plays. Current touring productions include: Hamilton, Anastasia, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly! starring Betty Buckley, The Book of Mormon, School of Rock, Waitress, On Your Feet!, Rent: The 20th Anniversary Tour, Fiddler on the Roof, The Play That Goes Wrong, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Future productions include: The Cher Show, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Pretty Woman, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS, Producer
Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. Current productions: Something Rotten!, Rent 20th anniversary tour, Cinderella, White Christmas. Currently developing Clue, a new stage play based on the Paramount movie. Upcoming: 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Bandstand, and Ain’t Too Proud. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include the Tony Award-winners American Idiot, In the Heights, Avenue Q, and Mamma Mia!. WLP is led by founding partner and President Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel. worklightproductions.com.