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Cast of The Fantasticks
Daniel Berryman
(Matt)
Daniel Berryman is delighted to be making his Off-broadway debut in this historic show! Regional: Hello, Dolly! (Ambrose Kemper) MUNY, The Most Happy Fella (Ciccio) Goodspeed, Les Misérables (Marius) Theatre Aspen, Rent (Mark Cohen) 5th Avenue Theatre, My Fair Lady (Freddie) Heritage Theatre Festival. BFA University of Michigan. Thanks to CGF and everyone at the Fantasticks. Love to family and friends. For my wife, Grace. Glory to Jesus.
Samantha Bruce
(Luisa)
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.
Donald Corren
(Bellomy)
Donald Corren co-starred opposite Judy Kaye in the original Broadway production of SOUVENIR. Off-Broadway appearances include Old Jews Telling Jokes, The Soap Myth, Dietrich & Chevalier, The Last Sunday in June, Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night, and the original NY production of Tomfoolery. He has appeared in regional theatres across the country, and from 1991-99 appeared as Forensic Technician Medill on NBC’s “Law & Order”, where he had the privilege and pleasure of working with Jerry Orbach.
Joe Dellger
(Hucklebee)
played the "other" father, Bellomy, here in The Fantasticks and is delighted to return in a new role! He just returned from the Fulton Theater where he was the General in the box-office-busting White Christmas. Broadway: He played Father in Ragtime and The Coroner in the Tony Award-winning Porgy and Bess. He also originated the roles of Magnus in Lestat and William Randolph Hurst in Scandalous. Regional: Andre in The Phantom of the Opera in San Francisco, Jacques Brel…Paris at the Alliance Theater, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Arvada Ctr., Father in Ragtime at the newly Christened Ford Ctr. For the Performing Arts Oriental Theater, Inspector Hanke in The Visit (world premiere) at The Goodman, Padre in the 25th Anniversary production of Man of La Mancha at Goodspeed Opera House, Ben in Follies at Signature Theater, Tom Watson in Nerds (world premiere) at the Philadelphia Theater Co., The Bishop in Les Miserables, for TOTS, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins at The Westchester Theater. Joe’s a proud member of Equity and a proud Cheesehead! For Cenie.
MacIntyre Dixon
(Henry)
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.
Michael Nostrand
(Mortimer)
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.
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.
Edward Watts
(El Gallo)
Broadway: Scandalous. Off-Broadway: Superman in It’s a Bird..Plane..It’s Superman at Encores!, The Most Happy Fella at the NYC Opera, Show Boat at Lincoln Center, Transport at The Irish Rep. Tours: The Little Mermaid (King Triton), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Adam Pontipee), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). Regional Theater: Roman Holiday (Joe Bradley) at The Guthrie, Les Miserables (Javert) at Dallas Theater Center, Funny Thing…Forum (Miles - Helen Hayes nomination Best Supporting Actor) at The Shakespeare Theatre D.C., Saving Aimee and 7 Brides for 7 Brothers at The 5th Avenue; 1776 (Jefferson) at Goodspeed Opera, Annie Get Your Gun (Frank) at Sacramento Music Circus, A Little Night Music (Carl Magnus) at Michigan Opera Theatre, The Music Man (Harold Hill) and Camelot (Lancelot) at Music Theatre of Wichita, etc., etc. TV: recurring roles on The Sopranos and All My Children, Rescue Me, The Carrie Diaries, and As the World Turns. Proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Tom Flagg
(Standby Henry, Mortimer, Hucklebee, Bellomy)
Flagg was in the original Fantasticks, leaving it three times for Broadway shows. Ended the 20th Century on Broadway in Will Rogers Follies, How to Succeed... opened the new century in Oklahoma and Schmidt & Jones' Roadside. A Karate Master, Tom trains U.S. Marines and Navy Personnel in Martial Arts. www.TomFlagg.com
Rita Markova
(Standby Luisa, The Mute)
Off-Broadway: Homer's Odyssey (Bleecker Street). Other NYC: Something for the Boys (Theatre Row); Hidden Sky (Prospect Theater); Casanova (Amas Musical Theatre). Regional: Sweeney Todd (Johanna) Portland Center Stage; Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel) Walnut Street (Barrymore Award nomination); Cats (Jellylorum) Northern Stage; West Side Story (Maria); Into the Woods (Cinderella); The Immigrant (Leah); Guys and Dolls (Sarah); Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Special thanks to Paul and the rest of the Fantasticks team, teachers, friends, and fantastically supportive family. www.RitaMarkova.com
Dave Schoonover
(Standby El Gallo, Bellomy, Hucklebee)
Dave is honored to be a part of this New York theatrical staple. Favorite roles include NYC: Company (Bobby) at Gallery Players. National Tours: Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frankenstein u/s); Cats (Tugger). Regional: Annie (Rooster) at TUTS; Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Bob Wallace) at Westchester Broadway Theatre; Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frankenstein) at Ogunquit Playhouse. Thanks to The Mine. BFA Univerisity of Wisconsin Stevens Point. L to R. www.DaveSchoonover.com
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.