Cast of The Fantasticks
Samantha Bruce is happy to be making her Off-Broadway debut in such a tremendous show. Some favorite regional credits include: Carousel (Julie Jordan), Gypsy (Louise), Cinderella (Cinderella), Oklahoma! (Laurey), Strike Up the Band (Joan), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Boeing-Boeing (Gretchen), Hairspray (Amber) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty). Grateful to the cast / creative team, Mom, Dad, Norman, the Saiers, the Strawns, and my whole SRT family.
Bradley Dean returns to The Fantasticks. Prior to his return, he held the title role in the world tour of Jekyll and Hyde. Among his 10 Broadway credits are Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music with Bernadette Peters, Sir Galahad in Spamalot, Sting’s The Last Ship, (occasionally) Bobby in Company, (Now and then) Peron in Evita, and (Every so often) Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Other NYC roles include Dr. Jafar in A New Brain and Giuseppe in The Most Happy Fella at City Center Encores and Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic. Favorite regional moments include the world premieres of Comedy of Tenors (Tito/Beppo) at McCarter Theater and Fly (Captain Hook) at Dallas Theater Center.
Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac, Sly Fox, Gypsy, The Crucible, Prelude To A Kiss, 1776, A Funny Thing Forum, The Tempest, Beauty and The Beast, 3 Penny Opera. Off-Broadway: Comic Potential, Arms and the Man, Room Service, Hamlet, Little Murders, The Tempest, Tom Foolery, Second City. Films include: School of Rock, In And Out, A River Runs Through It, The Dream Team, Funny Farm, Batteries Not Included, The Secret Of My Success, Popeye, Reds.
Nathan Goodrich (Matt) is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut with this incredible show! Originally, from Dallas, Texas he graduated with a BFA in theatre performance from Oklahoma City University. Regional: Joseph (Benjamin/Joseph) with Sight and Sound Theatre, Big Fish (Will), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), Les Miserables (Marius), as well as multiple seasons with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. He would like to thank God, his family, friends, and YOU for supporting live theatre!
Broadway: La Cage aux Folles (2010 revival), The Drowsy Chaperone, La Cage (2005 revival), Sunset Blvd., Guys and Dolls, Cats, and Anything Goes. Tours: La Cage, Drowsy Chaperone, The Full Monty, Big, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sugar Babies, and Hairspray (Las Vegas). Off-Broadway: Perfect Crime, Clinton, the musical, 10 City Center Encores, Patti LuPone at Carnegie Hall, Sweeney Todd with the NY Philharmonic, and Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. TV: Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light, and All My Children. Regional theatre favorites: North Carolina Theatre, Goodspeed, Connecticut Rep, Westport Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Michael Nostrand is happy to revisit The Fantasticks having played Mortimer at the Sullivan St. Playhouse for over 1,000 performances. Broadway: Peter Pan (Smee), The Corn Is Green. National tours: Peter Pan (Smee), Jelly’s Last Jam (Melrose Bro.), …Edwin Drood (Deputy), and Dracula (Renfield). Film and TV: Netflix's Original Series Daredevil, HBO’s The Leftovers, The Good Wife, Phoebe In Wonderland, Stephanie Daley, 10-8, Family Affair, The Beast, Coach, Profiler, Van Helsing Chronicles, and Smee in A&E’s Emmy Award winning Peter Pan. Michael directed the behind the scenes segments for the feature films Half Nelson and Stephanie Daley, and is a documentary and industrial filmmaker.
Amazing Grace, Bridges of Madison County, The Music Man, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Show Boat on London's West End. National Tours: The Will Rogers Follies, Grand Hotel, Marie Osmond's Sound of Music and Seven Brides.... Dan also played the role of Herb Crocker on HBO's award winning Boardwalk Empire. Enjoy the show!
Aaron is beyond excited to be making his return to this historic show! Off-Broadway: The Civil War (Zak u/s). Regional: The Wiz (Wiz), Finian's Rainbow (Og), Les Miserables (Marius), Rent (Angel u/s), The Three Musketeers (D'artagnan), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio). National Tour: Junie B. Jones (Sheldon). Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
(Standby LUISA, THE MUTE)
Olivia Huntley is delighted to be making her Off-Broadway début with this timeless production. Olivia holds a BM in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music. Favorite regional credits include: Next to Normal (Natalie) and American Idiot (Principal Ensemble). Olivia has appeared in the West Village Musical Theatre Festival, NYC, originating two lead roles. Additional credits include Gertie Cummings (Oklahoma!), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Cinderella (Into the Woods). Olivia was a recent soloist at Carnegie Hall, performing the work of Cole Porter. Many thanks to the cast/creative team, Mom, Dad, Collier, and Brad!
John Thomas Waite
(Standby Henry, Mortimer)
John made his Broadway debut as an understudy in Dracula and was one of the few actors to play Mozart in the original Broadway run of Amadeus. He has performed in London with The Independent Shakespeare Company, in New York with The Irish Repertory Theatre and with regional theaters across the country. His TV appearances include Ed, Royal Pains, and the HBO movie Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. He can be seen in the independent film, The Understudy and has a pretty good role in Freedom, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and William Sadler, which is available on Netflix. JT has been in and out of The Fantasticks since 1976.
(standby el gallo, Bellomy, Hucklebee)
Pleased to be returning to The Fantasticks, Scott's Broadway and national tour credits include: Monsieur Baurel, An American In Paris; Bernadette, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Los Angeles’ and San Francisco’s BroadwayWorld.com Best Leading Actor in a Musical Award); Rooster Hannigan, Annie; State Fair; Crazy for you; David Merrick’s 42nd Street; Santa Claus with the Rockettes in Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular Across America, and Off-Broadway’s 50th Anniversary production of The Fantasticks.
Musicians of The Fantasticks
(At the Piano, Musical Director)
Robert has directed music for over 50 Equity productions around the country and has appeared in concert with many of musical theatre's best-known singers. Show Music Magazine, reviewing the first recording of the classic Johnny Mercer musical Foxy said, "Robert Felstein's piano playing makes the listener forget there is no orchestra". Original compositions include a musical, Orpheus in America in collaboration with playwright Robert Patrick, The Ghosts of Rowan Oak produced at the NJ Institute of Technology in 2006, and incidental music for several plays. He is on the faculty of the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
(At the harp)
Margery Fitts, whose performance at Weill Hall was praised by the NY Times as, “Beautifullly played.” holds a BM from the University of Oregon, and MM form Queens College. A frequent substitute on Broadway, most recently The King and I, and Radio City Music Hall, has also played in orchestras backing The Irish Tenors, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, and Josh Groban, including an appearance on the Tonight Show. As a member of the New York Harp Ensemble she toured Europe and South America with special performances at the White House and Vatican .