JESSE SHARP (Gomez Addams) Tour: Grease - Asia (Vince Fontaine) Henry and Mudge - US (Henry’s Dad) Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival: Great Expectations the Musical (Premiere) Macbeth (Bloody CPT/ Macbeth U/S) Merchant of Venice (Morocco) SRT-Santa Rosa Rep: The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor (Tito), Mame (Beau) New York: Genius Famous (NY Fringe), Autumn Moon (Wings Theatre) Los Angeles: Into the Woods (Baker) Hamlet (Hamlet), Peace in our Time (The Antaeus Company - LA Weekly theatre award) Film/TV: Angels Perch (Festivals in 2013), Not Another Teen Movie, General Hospital, The Man Show + several TV and Radio commercials. Jesse has also performed Improv, Sketch and Standup comedy at The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Olympic, The Comedy Store and many more. Training: MFA - UC Irvine, BA - UCLA. Love and thanks to Phoenix, my amazing family and awesome friends! jessesharp.net
KELEEN SNOWGREN (Morticia Addams) is Morticiously “unhappy” to be joining the Family! Holding a BFA from the University of Oklahoma, this is the 5th National/ International tour for KeLeen. Her touring credits include Monty Python’s Spamalot (Showgirl, u/s Lady of the Lake), Hairspray (Lou Ann, u/s Velma, FAF), The Producers (Showgirl, u/s Ulla), and The Will Rogers Follies (Z’s Favorite). Regional: Cabaret (Texas), Beauty and the Beast (Babette). Thank you to Mark Minnick and Phoenix Entertainment for this continued relationship. 5th time’s a charm! Hugs and kisses to my family in Dallas. I love you to pieces!
JENNIFER FOGARTY (Wednesday Addams) is ecstatic to be pulled in a new direction! Selected Regional credits: Hairspray (Penny), High School Musical (Gabriella), Rent (Mimi), The Full Monty (Estelle), and Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon). Workshops: The Love Note (Jessie) and MONSTERS! A Midlife Musical Meltdown (Birthday Girl). Boston native and a graduate of Curry College! Forever grateful to her family, friends, and teachers.
SHAUN RICE (Uncle Fester) is thrilled to be a part of The Addams Family. Nat’l Tours: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, Curious George Live!, Thomas & Friends Live! Regional: The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Five Course Love, A Funny Thing…Forum. NYC: The Legend of Julie Taymor, or The Musical That Killed Everybody, What’s Eating You? Visit Shaun at www.ShaunRice.com.
SAM PRIMACK (Pugsley Addams) has been acting, dancing, and singing all over Phoenix, AZ since the age of 4. Favorite roles: A Christmas Story (Ralphie), Nine (Young Guido), Pinkalicious (Peter), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), Winnie the Pooh (Piglet). Nominated for an Arizoni Award for Snoopy! (Woodstock) and a National Youth Theatre Award. Sam attends Stagedoor Manor in NYC. This is Sam’s first national tour and he thanks all of the people in Arizona who helped him get here. For my mom, dad, brother and sister: thanks for everything you do!
JEREMY TODD SHINDER (Pugsley Addams) is thrilled to finally be an Addams! He has been represented by Abrams Agency since he was four. Credits include: The Broadway production of A Christmas Story, The Musical! (Flick), Les Miserables (Gavroche), The Sound of Music and Tarzan (Forestburgh Playhouse). Film: Newlyweeds (Lesley), Disney's Superbuddies (voice of Budderball). Television: Louie (Never), Bored to Death (Danny Woodside), Celebrity Ghost Stories (Young David Proval), Sesame Street, PBS Kids, & Nick, Jr.. Jeremy would like to thank his entire family, especially Grammy, for making this dream come true!
AMANDA BRUTON (Grandma) is thrilled to be on tour with The Addams Family! Recent credits include: Hairspray (Red House Arts Center), The Fantasticks (ALSTF), How Deep is the Ocean? (NYMF) and Company (Playhouse on Park). Much love and thanks to Kristen, Mom, Dad, and the Fam. www.amandabruton.com
DAN OLSON (Lurch) has performed in dozens of musicals, most recently in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (Eddie/The Secret Theatre). Favorites include Into the Woods (Baker), Pippin (Leading Player), Children of Eden (Cain/Japheth) and Godspell (Jesus). He hopes that you'll watch him on the big screen soon with his more talented and attractive wife, Amber Nicole Patrick. Follow his exploits @DanOlsonPI.
BLAIR ANDERSON (Alice Beineke), a California native, has performed around the world, including Big Band Beat in Tokyo, Patty Simcox in the international tour of Grease, and as assorted princesses and one evil (not ugly) stepsister with Disney Cruise Line. Many thanks to her parents for their support and racking up of many frequent flier miles.
MARK POPPLETON (Mal Beineke) National tours: Spring Awakening, Man of La Mancha. Favorite roles include Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd & Judge Turpin), A Funny Thing Happened... (Pseudolus), Private Lives (Elyot Chase), Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Lawrence Jameson), Kismet (Hajj), My Fair Lady (Col. Pickering), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate), Charley's Aunt (Mr. Spettigue) and Evita (Peron).
BRYAN WELNICKI (Lucas Beineke) is both delighted and honored to be a part of The Addams Family! Regional: Sweeney Todd (Tobias) at the Gateway Theatre. Recent graduate of NYU Steinhardt. Past school credits: Sweeney Todd (Tobias), The Fix (Cal Chandler), Mrs. Sharp (Jake), and King David (Absalom). NYMF: Stand Tall (David); Greenwood (Young Daniel); The Toymaker (Doby). Love to Mom, Dad, M/M, M/A, and L. Enjoy!
JAMES MICHAEL AVANCE (Ancestor; u/s Lucas) received his B.M. in musical theatre from The University of Central Oklahoma. Regional: Lyric Theatre, Riverside, Seacoast Rep, OK City Rep, RWS & Associates. NYC workshops: Lost Boys Favorites: Altar Boyz (Mark), The Producers (Carmen u/s), Oklahoma (w/Kelli O’Hara), Carousel In Concert with Shirley Jones (Enoch), 42nd St. (Ensemble/Thief), Joseph… (Gad/Butler). Huge Thanks to Phoenix Entertainment, family & friends. For me, this is a way of life. It’s what I do!
CHLOÉ O. DAVIS (Ancestor) is a proud St. Louis native and began her training there studying both theatrical and classical dance. She received her BA from Hampton University and MTHM from Temple University. Chloé was a principal dancer with The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco!) for many years and is now excited to make her début to musical theater with The Addams Family. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her through each endeavor, each challenge and each triumph in life. Light of Love!
JAKE DELANEY (Ancestor; u/s Lurch, Mal) National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (u/s Perchik), ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical (Gene); Regional: Carousel (Billy Bigelow), All Shook Up (Chad), Gypsy (Tulsa), Little Women (Laurie) and A Chorus Line (Al & Greg). BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School. Thanks and love to Matt and everyone else who gets him through the day.
LEXIE DORSETT (Ancestor; u/s Morticia, Alice) is thrilled to be on the road again! National Tour: Young Frankenstein The Musical (Elizabeth Benning). Favorite Credits: Hair (Sheila), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), The Drowsy Chaperone (The Chaperone), The Sound of Music (Elsa). Proud CCM graduate. Thank you to my family, G.A.D. and the Amy Murphy Studio for always believing in me. www.lexiedorsett.com
AARON FRIED (Ancestor; u/s Fester, Mal) National Tours: Grease (Roger). Regional favorites: Hairspray (New Bedford Festival Theatre), Avenue Q (Smithtown PAC), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Drowsy Chaperone (Prather Entertainment Group), The Pajama Game and Brigadoon (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Full Monty (Barn Theatre). Training: Ithaca College, BFA. Thanks to my friends for their support, and my family for teaching me what it’s like to be part of a “normal” family!
ELIZABETH HAKE (Ancestor; u/s Grandma) originally from Seattle, WA, could not be more excited to be joining the cast of The Addams Family! Previous credits include Titanic (Hangar Theatre), A Funny Thing…Forum (Philia), Triumph of Love (Leonide), and Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle). Ithaca College, BFA Musical Theatre. “For Mom, Dad and Dave. All my love to John.”
JULIA LANCIONE (Ancestor; u/s Wednesday, Alice) is a proud Baltimore native and thrilled to be an Addams! National Tour: CATS (Swing; u/s Grizabella, Jellylorum, JennyAnyDots). DC area: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Legally Blonde (Margot; u/s Elle), White Christmas (Judy), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), The Last 5 Years (Cathy), The King & I (Tuptim). Training: BFA Shenandoah Conservatory & AMDA NYC. Love to my husband Dan, Mom, Dad, and Emmy!
KATIE MEBANE (Ancestor; u/s Wednesday) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut with The Addams Family! Recent regional credits include Oliver! (Charlotte, Milkmaid), Hairspray (Tracy, Amber u/s), High School Musical 2 (Gabriella, Sharpay u/s), Hello, Dolly! (Waiter u/s). So much love to Dad, Mom, MB, Bookie, Fred and the rest of my super supportive family: "Be an eleven". Incredibly blessed to have found my twelve.
GALLOWAY STEVENS (Ancestor; u/s Gomez) is so grateful for the opportunity to be "creepy and kooky" with The Addams Family. His recent regional appearances include 9 to 5: The Musical (Franklin Hart), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vice Principal Panch), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho) and King Mongut in the Rogers & Hammerstein classic The King & I.
JULIO CATANO YEE (Ancestor) began dancing in San Diego, CA at the Academy of Performing Arts and City Ballet School of San Diego. He graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and briefly attended the University of the Arts. Most recently seen performing with the San Diego Opera and Ballet Hispanico II. Julio has a BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham program.