Andrea McArdle (Adult Sheila)
Andrea first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical Annie, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally and internationally. As Annie, Andrea became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Andrea was tapped by Academy Award-nominated director Rob Marshall to appear as The Star to Be in the Disney/ABC television production of Annie starring Kathy Bates and Victor Garber. Also on Broadway, Andrea starred in the Jerry Herman musical Jerry’s Girls alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams; she portrayed the sassy Smoking Car, Ashley, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express; and starred as Margy Frake in State Fair; as Fantine in Les Miserables and, most recently as Belle in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. She toured nationally starring as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and as Eponine in Les Miserables and appeared as herself in The Vagina Monologues, which she appeared in Off-Broadway as well.
Cary Shields (Adult Alex)
Cary Shields is delighted to be joining the cast of Greenwood. Previous credits include Roger in Rent (Broadway), Marcus in Taboo (Broadway), Whizzer in Falsettos (regional) among other things. He’s an accomplished songwriter and terminal gypsy but very excited to be back in the city again.
Mary Mossberg (Adult Zoe)
Most recently seen Off-Broadway in the York Theatre’s production of Tomorrow Morning, and the 80’s rock show Power Balladz! Other credits: Mamma Mia! national tour; Wonderland, Tampa Bay PAC; Next to Normal (standby for Alice Ripley) Arena Stage; The Baker’s Wife, Paper Mill Playhouse (again, cover for Alice Ripley); Gateway Playhouse’s Miss Saigon (Ellen) and The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake Rogers); Flat Rock Playhouse’s Children of Eden (Eve/Mama Noah) Tennessee Rep’sNunsense (Sister Mary Leo); and The Gallery Players’ Chess (Svetlana) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Edwin Drood). Big love to Maggie Maes, Kimberly Vaughn and Nicholas Keslake. Proud member of AEA.
Andrew Redlawsk (Young Alex)
Andrew is stoked to be making his NYMF debut in Greenwood! Recent credits include The Bowery Boys (NAMT, Marriott Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane Oakbrook) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Northlight Theatre). He also tours the country with Classical Kids—a company that collaborates with symphony orchestras to bring the music of great composers to young people around the world. Thanks to Paul, Adam, Tor, Gayle and the rest of the crew for this amazing opportunity, and to my family and Emily for all their support. www.andrewredlawsk.com
Alicia Morton (Young Zoe)
Broadway: Les Miserables “Young Cosette” (Original Production). Film: Annie “Annie” (Disney), Dodson’s Journey “Maggie” (CBS), Miracle Run “Jennifer” (Lifetime), Odd Girl Out “Tiffany”(Lifetime), The Thirst “Sarah” (Independent). She is currently studying music at Tulane University.
Jenavene Hester (Young Sheila)
Jenavene is thrilled to be a part of Greenwood at NYMF! She is currently the dance captain for the National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas opening in November. Recent credits include: North American Tour of How the Grinch..., Babes in Toyland at the Lincoln Center, and Natalie in All Shook Up. Jenavene received her BFA at Abilene Christian University in Texas. She gives thanks to her family and friends, to her incredibly loving husband Seth, and to the amazing Lord above.
Felicia Finley (Adult Lexy)
Broadway: The Life*, Smokey Joe’s Café, Aida, The Wedding Singer*. Off-Broadway:Forbidden Broadway*, The Wild Party* (MTC), Bubbly Black Girl* (Playwrights)Encores!*(City Center). Some Regional/1st Nat'l: JC Superstar, Evita, Pinky in Happy Days*, and An American in Paris (*denotes original company/cast album). HUGE love to her husband, Paul Stancato. feliciafinley.com
Alexis Kalehoff (Young Lexy)
Broadway: Les Miserables. National Tours: Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver. New York: Lincoln Center, Broadway in Bryant Park, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall. Regional: Linda in Blood Brothers (Theatre Zone), Eponine in Les Miserables(Ogunquit). Television: ABC’s Disney Christmas Spectacular, Andrea McArdle on Broadway, Soul Man.
Nick Dalton (Josh)
Nick is excited to be back at NYMF after starring in Trails last year and is most recognizable as the face of DirecTV bills nationwide! Broadway Tours: Hair (Europe), Hairspray (Las Vegas), Legally Blonde (1st National). NYC/Off-B’way: NYMF (Don Imbroglio, Liberty), York Theatre (Its Not What I Say, Ethan Frome by Adam Gwon), Musicals Tonight! (Ernest In Love and Love From Judy), Active Theatre (Romance Romance). Readings: Treasure Island, Jawbreaker, Fat Camp, The Life of a Size Zero, and Love NY. Regional Theatre: Signature Theatre (And The Curtain Rises), North Shore Music Theatre (The Three Musketeers), Ogunquit Playhouse + Gateway Playhouse (Full Monty), Mill Mountain Playhouse (A Funny Thing Happened...), Mason Street Warehouse (Wicked City by Chad Beguelin & Matt Sklar), and Walnut Street Theatre (Fiddler--Barrymore Nominee). TV/film: Host of Zoo Sounds (ABC & PBS), All My Children, and Lizst For President (Euro Indie Winner). Proud member of AEA and alumnus of Western Michigan University. www.nickdalton.org
Zakiya Young (Stacey)
Broadway: The Little Mermaid (Mersister, original cast recording). Regional: It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman (Lois Lane), Dallas Theater Center; Little Miss Sunshine (Miss California), La Jolla Playhouse. Concerts: Carried Away, 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists Series; Nothing Like a Dame – A Party for Comden & Green, Actors Fund; Americana, New Haven Symphony. Various television commercials.www.zakiyayoung.com. Jeremiah 29:11
Daniel Blinkoff (Adult Daniel)
Daniel was last seen as Dorian in Opus at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles (LA Drama Critics Award, Ovation Award, and StageSceneLA Award Best Actor). Daniel is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company in LA as well as The Actor’s Center in NYC. He has appeared Off-Broadway, as well as at the McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kirk Douglas, Boston Court, Cleveland Playhouse, as well as over a dozen shows at South Coast Repertory Theatre among others. Daniel received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
Bryan Welnicki (Young Daniel)
Bryan is thrilled to be part of Greenwood! Regional: Sweeney Todd (Tobias) Recent NYU graduate, past school credits: Sweeney Todd (Tobias), The Fix (Cal Chandler), Mrs. Sharp (Jake), and King David (Absalom). Off-Broadway: NYMF's The Toymaker (Doby), ICanHasCheesburger… Fringe NYC (Drop) and in 4@15 at the York Theater. Enjoy!
Jayden Lund (Adult Ronald)
Jayden grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D. After college, he moved to New York to pursue acting where he started working on stage, in film, and on TV. He later moved to LA to focus on film and television. Some movies include Crash, The Informant!, andHop. On television, he has been seen on such shows as Monk, How I Met Your Mother, True Blood, and Grey’s Anatomy. Jayden is excited to be back in New York and is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful show with fantastic people.
Christopher Brent Davis (Young Ronald)
Previous Credits Include: Theatre of the Stars production of The Sound of Music,Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Simeon/Ensemble - Jenny Wiley Theatre), and the Suzi Bass-nominated Children’s Letters to God (Brett - The Legacy Theatre) to name a few. Profuse thanks go out to his family, The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Gary Wright, Joseph Hetterly, and so many more.www.christopherbdavis.com
Gerry McIntyre (Adult Paul)
Broadway: Once on this Island (original cast), Anything Goes with Patti LuPone, Joseph....Dreamcoat with Michael Damien, Uptown...It's Hot with Maurice Hines, Chicago with everyone, A Christmas Carol with Tim Curry. Gerry did the national tour of Whistle Down the Wind and was Punjab in the ill-fated Annie 2. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Drama Desk nom—Outstanding Revival), The Audience (Drama Desk nom—Outstanding Musical), Sidd, Broadway Jukebox, Joan of Arc at the Stake with Glenn Close and William Hurt, Forbidden Broadway (NAACP and Ovation award). TV: Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order, Whoopi, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Pretender, The Nanny, Naked Truth, Murphy Brown, NYPD Blue, Caroline in the City. Film: StealingMartin Lane, The Kiss, Broadway Damage, The Next Step, Joseph...Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond and Joan Collins, and the documentary After the Storm.
Delius Doherty (Young Paul)
Delius is very excited to be working on this new project! He spent his summer on the coast of South Carolina doing Smokey Joe's Café at the Arts Center! He has been cast in productions at North Shore (Richie, A Chorus Line), Walnut Street (Miss Saigon), York Theatre, ArtPark (All Shook Up) and West Virginia Public Theatre (Aida). Proud member of AEA, BTP Alum and Penn State Grad! He would like to thank God, Big Momma/Daddy, Grandma, family and friends for being a constant support system!
Katy Blake (Adult Jessie)
Nat’l tours: Eva in Evita, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Whistle Down the Wind (World premiere). Off-Broadway/Regional: created the role of Pam in CATCO’s The Last Smoker in America, and the role of Sirroco in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Mask, Hollywood Bowl, York Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre. Country music singer/songwriter. www.katyblake.com Love to my Bear.
Emily Kratter (Young Jessie)
Emily is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut in Greenwood!! Favorite credits include: The Austerity of Hope (The Barrow Group Theatre), Late Night Cabaret(Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Holy Ghostly, (Williamstown workshop), The Children’s Hour (APAC). Workshops: Five Second Chances (Cherry Lane/The Playwrights Realm), Death For Sydney Black (TerraNOVA Collective). BFA NYU Tisch. Endless thanks to Paul, Adam, Tor, Gayle, and jha for this wonderful opportunity!
Patrick Boyd (Adult Jeff)
Patrick was recently seen in the 1st National Tour of 9 to 5, The Musical. Broadway/New York credits include the original revival company of Grease!, Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl starring George Irving, original Paper Mill and New York casts of The Wizard of Oz, Naked Boys Singing, The Ladies of the Corridor starring Marian Seldes. TV/Film: Kansas in CBS’s Gypsy, starring Bette Midler, The Producers, The Tonight Show. Tours/Regional: The Producers (1st National, Las Vegas), White Christmas (San Francisco, Minneapolis), Bobby Child in Crazy For You (1st National, Europe), The World Goes Round at Pittsburgh Public Theater, A Chorus Line (Mark,Mike), West Side Story (Tony), Singin’ In The Rain (Don Lockwood). Patrick is an accomplished professional magician.
Jacob Liberman (Young Jeff)
NY: Workshops – Wallenberg, The Jerusalem Syndrome. Regional: Diary of Anne Frank (Indiana Rep/Pioneer Theatre), Kimberly Akimbo (Boston Theatre Works, IRNE nominee - Best Supporting Actor), Lord of the Flies (Wheelock Family Theatre). Film: Huck Finn & The Five Boons. Dance: Act V, Lessons Learned (Baryshnikov Arts Center), Twyla Tharp’s Torelli, Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A (Ivy Dance Exchange). BA: Yale.
Andy Gale (Gary)
Broadway: Jane Eyre, The Musical; Side Show (Original Cast Album) Rags (Original Cast Album); The World of Sholem Aleichem. Tours: Cats (Bus & Truck, Gus/Growltiger); The Secret Garden (Fakir); Les Miserables (First National, Original Cast). Master teacher and coach in the Broadway community. Adjunct facility: Vassar College, Barnard College Teacher/Director, Chautauqua Opera, 2009 and 2011. Back Hill Skytop Music Festival 2011, Master Classes. For my students.
Ben Nordstrom (Sam Yeshiyan / Alex’s Boss)
Ben is grateful to be back in New York after spending the last 7 years in St. Louis, MO. Previous NY work includes The Gorey Details (Century Center), City of Dreams by David & Joseph Zellnik (MITF/EST), and Devil in the Flesh directed by John Carrafa. Regional: Malcolm in Macbeth, Brandon in Next Fall, Hunter in [title of show], and Bobby Strong in Urinetown (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Alan Strang in Equus (Alley Theatre), Mozart in Amadeus (Great Lakes Theater Festival and Arrow Rock Lyceum), Chuck Baxter in Promises Promises and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Stages St. Louis). Ben has been seen and heard in commercials and voice-overs for McDonald's, Hewlett-Packard, St. Louis Cardinals and Anheuser-Busch. 2-time Kevin Kline Award winner. BFA Webster Conservatory. Proud member of AEA.