LA 2019 CAST
RYAN CONNOLLY - Tours: RENT, Japan (Gordon, Roger u/s); IF THIS HAT COULD TALK, US tour/Apollo Theater (Bull Connor/ensemble). NYC/Regional: SOUL MATES: A JOURNEY TO HITSVILLE, Florida Studio Theatre/Celebrity Cruise Lines (World Premiere, Dir. Bill Castellino); HAIR, Playhouse on Park (Berger, BWW CT nom. Best Actor in a Musical); FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL, Walt Disney World (Crush, over 4200 performance); BABY FAT: ACT ONE, La MaMa Theatre (Sardonicus), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Bickford Theatre (Man 2); PAGEANT, The Forum Theatre (Miss Bible Belt). Concerts/Readings: SHADES OF BUBLÉ (touring, EPICArts Entertainment); BLOOD AND FIRE, Perry Street Theatricals, (Nick, Dir. David Elliot); FAMBAM360, Davenport Theater (Dragon, Dir. Paul Stancato). Ryan is represented by About Artists Agency and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
NORRELL MOORE - was last seen at BDT Stage as Patsy Cline in Always... Patsy Cline. Other credits: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Aurora Fox); Shakespeare Cabaret (The Globe Theatre); I Don <3 U Ne Mor (Lucille Lortel/NY Fringe); Legally Blonde and I'll Be Home For Christmas (Arvada Center); Shrek the Musical and Sisters of Swing (BDT Stage); Anything Goes and Hair (Town Hall Arts Center); Cabaret (Ignite Theatre); Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Ben Dicke Productions). BFA Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Member of AEA.
AARON VEGA - is a freelance actor and director who is committed to bringing the audience’s imagination into the theatrical process. He was last seen at The Denver Center (The Wild Party and First Date) and Lake Dillon Theatre Co (The Underpants) and is the executive producer for the The People’s Theatre of Denver which created Death Goes on Strike, a puppet reimagining of the WWII opera Der Kaiser Van Atlantis, written during the composers last days in a Nazi concentration camp. His credits range from musicals in NYC to Shakespeare in Colorado as well as new plays, educational tours and puppet shows. He holds a BFA from Wright State Universiy’s PATP, is a founding artist and former board member for The Zoot Theatre Company (a production and design company specializing in puppets and masks), and the former artistic director for Eureka Suitcase in NYC.. He now lives in Denver with his hound dog Eleanor.
SARAH REX - has been performing in Denver for 15 years now. She has had the opportunity to work at The Arvada Center, Cherry Creek Theatre, Country Dinner Playhouse, The Garner Galleria, and most recently at The Aurora Fox in Songs for a New World. She is Mom to Dylan (15) and Gabby (11) Sarah would like to thank her husband Greg for holding the kite string so she can fly.
JEFFREY ROARK – has performed all over the country and Europe. Some regional credits include: Arvada Center: Sunday in the Park with George, The Crucible, Evita, Big River, Jekyll & Hyde, The Secret Garden, A Man For All Seasons, Cabaret, Legally Blonde, A Man of No Importance, Harvey and Curtains DCTC: All the Way, Sweeney Todd, To Kill A Mockingbird, Heartbreak House, Christmas Carol, Trip to Bountiful, King Lear, White Christmas, Gross Indecency, A Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, The Tempest, Merry Wives of Windsor and Dracula. Regional Theatres: An Ideal Husband (Papermill Playhouse), My Fair Lady, HMS Pinafore (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Sorrows of Stephen (Blue Heron Theatre), Drood, Life is a Dream (Creede Rep), The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Lake Dillon Theatre Company), The Doyle and Debbie Show, My Way (Denver Center Attractions), Training: BFA (Miami University), MFA (National Theatre Conservatory).
SHERYL MCCALLUM - last seen as Mother in Passing Strange at the Aurora Fox Theatre. Other local credits include Delores in Denver Center, Off- Center, The Wild Party; Ruby Baxter in I’ll Be Home For Christmas; Soul Singer in Jesus Christ Superstar, both at Arvada Center and Elegua, in Marcus: Or The Secret Of Sweet at Curious Theatre.
Sheryl has performed on Broadway in Disney’s The Lion King, and several City Center Encores! In NYC. Favorite Regional roles include: Lady Thiang; The King And I, and Woman #1; The World Goes ‘Round. European Tour: Blackbirds of Broadway. TV: Golden Boy; Law and Order. Sheryl is the creator and host of the MONDAY!MONDAY!MONDAY! Cabaret at The Source Theatre.
SHARON KAY WHITE
SHARON KAY WHITE - Local credits: 19 productions at The Arvada Center including I'll Be Home For Christmas, Sister Act, The Fully Monty, White Christmas and Hollywood Arms; At Lake Dillon Theatre Company: Sister Act, Noises Off, The Underpants & I'll Eat You Last. Aurora Fox Theater, Country Dinner Playhouse, Denver Civic Theater, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Senior Housing Options at The Barth Hotel. National Tours: Guys and Dolls and Funny Girl. Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Peterborough Players, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Surflight Theater. Sharon Kay is a multiple Denver Post Ovation, Henry, Marlowe and True West Award nominee and winner.
ANNA HIGH - well known for brassy, buxom, belty roles with attitude. Originally a classical singer, she found her niche while attending Metro State and participating in various musical theatre productions. She gained critical acclaim for her portrayal of Serena in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess last Christmas. You may remember her in Once on this Island (Mama Euralie), The Color Purple (Sofia), and as Effie White in Ignite Theatre's Dreamgirls (Henry Award nominee). Other credits: Disenchanted (The Princess who Kissed the Frog); Chicago (Mama Morton); Smokey Joe's Cafe (BJ); Violet the Musical (Lula); Shrek The Musical (Dragon); RENT (Seasons of love soloist); Swing! (Lead Vocalist); Avenue Q (Gary Coleman); Ragtime (Sarah's Friend); Jacques Brel... (Ovation nominee); Seussical: The Musical (Sour Kangaroo); and various Magic Moments Inc. productions. Infinite love to Mama, Steph, Cole, Suzanne, and Keith.
STEPHEN DAY - appeared most recently at the Fox as King Arthur in Spamalot (Marlowe Award). 12 productions at the Arvada Center include ZaZa in La Cage Aux Folles, Javert in Les Miserables (CTG Henry Award), Max in Sunset Boulevard (CTG Henry Award), Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Molokov in Chess. He won the Henry Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical last year for Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Regional work across the country includes Roger de Bris in The Producers, Man in Chair and Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Peron in Evita. Concert work includes soloist with the Colorado Symphony conducted by Marvin Hamlisch at Boettcher Hall. Originally from Toronto, he studied at the University of Windsor and the Royal Conservatory of Music.
DAVID NEHLS - As a composer/lyricist, David has supplied music and lyrics for the following: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Dodger Stages/ 2007 National Tour/ 2004 NYMF Festival/2008 Edinborough Festival/ Produced Regionally), I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (World Premiere at The Arvada Center, Christmas 2016), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Premiere at Stages Rep, Houston, Produced Regionally), THE WATERCOOLERS (2002 Off Broadway Production/ 2007 National Tour/ Continuing Industrials) BREACH (Evolution Theatre Company), PANTO SLEEPING BEAUTY (Stages Rep, Houston), PANTO MOTHER GOOSE (Stages Rep Houston), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1993 National Tour/Produced Regionally), BEHOLD, THE FIG LEAF APRON (Perry Mansfield- 2015), BROADWAY BARES 19 & 20 (Opening Numbers) and 2016 BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND (Opening Number),
As a Musical Director, David has conducted and MD'd 47 productions at the Arvada Center For The Arts and Humanities in Colorado, winning 9 Henry Awards, 4 for Musical Direction (2008/2009/2013/2014) and 5 for Best Musical Production of The Year (2007/2008/2009/2011/2013). He has also worked regionally as MD at such theaters as The Riverside Theatre -Vero Beach Fl, The Aurora Fox Theatre-Denver, AMT of San Jose, Theatre Aspen, ICA Boston, Theatreworks Hartford, Carousel Dinner Theatre-Akron OH.
He has also acted as Musical Director/Composer/Arranger/ Musical Supervisor for CAROLS FOR A CURE, a holiday CD benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the years 1998-2005.
An actor for 16 years, David has appeared in the National Tours of Me And My Girl (Sir Jasper Tring), Ziegfeld, A Night At The Follies (Eddie Cantor), City Of Angels (Sonny, The Gangster) and Little Shop Of Horrors (Seymour). From 1996 to 2000 he toured with the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show originating the role of Riff Raff. Regionally, David has been seen as Cosme McMoon in Souvenir, Tom Sawyer in Big River, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, George M. Cohan in George M! and The Top Banana in Little Rhody's Big Burlesque opposite Gennifer Flowers.
David was Vice President of the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation (2014-16), working to restore the 125 year old Elitch Theatre in Denver, CO. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Elitch Theatre New Works Festival 2015-16. David is also a member of BMI and is represented by CAA.