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Cast of The Fantasticks
Shavey Brown
(El Gallo)
Shavey Brown is ecstatic to be making his Off-Broadway debut in a show and role that so many great actors have played and been apart of. Also he’s overjoyed to be making a little history here as well. National Tours: Swing!, The Pajama Game, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional Theatre: The Scottsboro Boys (Ahmanson, American Conservatory Theatre, The Old Globe) and The Producers (Walnut Street Theatre). TV: HBO’s Vinyl. Training: Wright State University. Thanks to Kim, Tom, and Robert for this AMAZING opportunity! Much love to this INSANELY talented cast, his friends, and family. For you Granny!
MacIntyre Dixon
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.
Dale Hensley
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: 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.
Madison Claire Parks
Madison is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut as Luisa. Originally from Los Angeles, Madison most recently played Cosette in Les Miserables at Musical Theatre West. Also with MTW she has played Laurey (Oklahoma!), Hedy LaRue (How To Succeed), Marsinah (Kismet), and Precious (Steel Pier). Other roles: Rose Maurrant (Street Scene) and Daisy Mae (Lil Abner). Madison would like to thank her family, friends, and Professional Artists for supporting her on this amazing journey.
Andrew Polec
is thrilled to make his Off-Broadway debut in such a timeless classic! NYC: Bat Out of Hell (Strat) Equity Developmental Lab. Regional: The General From America (John Andre) HVSF, Troilus and Cressida (Troilus) Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble, Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge) and Ivanov (Peter) at Trinity Repertory Company. Graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA Acting Program. Many thanks to his Mother, Father, extended family, agents, and friends for all their love and support.
Drew Seigla
(The Mute)
is ecstatic to be making his Off Broadway debut in this iconic NYC musical! Regional Theater: Into the Woods (Jack); The King And I (Lun Tha); Parade (Franky Epp); and Footloose (Williard). Opera: La Traviata (Gastone) and Carmen (Le Remendado) at Lyric Opera Virginia. Drew holds a B.M. from The Juilliard School in Voice Performance. He would like to thank God, his teachers, his brothers, Gianna, and his parents for all their never ending love and support.
Kimberly Immanuel
(Standby Luisa, The Mute)
Kimberly Immanuel is overjoyed to be making her Off-Broadway debut in such a fantastick show. She most recently played Pree in Waterfall at the 5th Avenue Theatre and the Pasadena Playhouse. Other roles: Crazy for You (Polly), Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Musical (Princess), and Lysistrata Jones (Lampito). Kimberly would like to thank her family, friends, SW Artists, and the NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway for their unwavering love and support.
Rob Richardson
(Standby El Gallo, Bellomy, Hucklebee)
Rob Richardson (Standby El Gallo, Hucklebee, Bellomy) Broadway/New York: Jekyll & Hyde (2013 revival), A Tale of Two Cities, Clinton the Musical, The Toymaker. National Tours of 1776, Showboat, and Guys and Dolls. Other faves: The Full Monty, South Pacific, Beauty & the Beast, and 110 in the Shade. Husband of one, Father of 2, Personal Trainer, Vagabond. Proud AEA member and thanks to all at Avalon.
John Thomas Waite
(Standby Henry, Mortimer, Hucklebee, Bellomy)
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 Muhammed 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.
Musicians of The Fantasticks
Robert Felstein
(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.
Maria Banks
(At the Harp)
Maria's harp playing and original compositions have been featured in recordings, documentaries and a music video. In addition to working on Broadway, Banks has appeared with Arizona Opera Company, Rochester Philharmonic and West Australia Symphony Orchestra, and performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Casals Hall, Perth Concert Hall, Radio City Musial Hall and the famous NYC jazz club Birdland, to name a few. When not at The Fantasticks, Banks performs with an array of artists including Kanye West and the group Four Celtic Voices.