Courtney Balan (Karen): Broadway: [title of show] (stand-by); Cry-Baby (Hatchet Face); and In My Life (Ensemble, Jenny u/s). Off-Broadway: [title of show]; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Woman 1); The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy Miller), How To Save the World… (stand-by) and I Love You Because (NYC Woman). Courtney has also had the opportunity to create roles in numerous readings and workshops of new musicals. Graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre department. Member of AEA. For more information please visit www.courtneybalan.wordpress.com
Pamela Bob (Kate): New York favorites include: How To Save The World and Find True Love… (New World Stages), NEO(York Theatre), People Like Us by Todd Almond and Gus Kaikkonen (NYMTF/York Theatre–Talkin’ Broadway Best Actress in a Musical). Regional favorites: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Asolo Theatre, Peterborough Players, Alpine Theatre Project, NCPAC/Bloomenthal Center, Capital Rep., Barter Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Barrington Stage Co. She received the Metrolina Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of June Carter in Wildwood Flowers: the June Carter Cash Story and the New Hampshire Theatre Award for best Actress in a Drama for Heartbreak House(Peterborough Players) TV: “Good Ol’ Girls” (UNC-TV/PBS). University of Cincinnati – CCM. Favorite production of all time? Her new baby boy, Henry Bee www.PamelaBob.com.
Kristoffer Cusick (Sam) was part of the original Broadway cast of Wicked…he played the role of Fiyero on Broadway and then originated the role in both the Chicago and Los Angeles sit down productions. Other credits include the original Broadway cast of Saturday Night Fever (Kenny, u/s Gus) and the 1st National Tour of Rent (Angel, u/s Mark). Film/TV credits include “Ugly Betty” (ABC), “Pretty Cool” (HBO), “Guiding Light” (CBS), “After Hours Club” (Comedy Central pilot). Thank you to The Extraordinary Ordinary team for this amazing opportunity, to the boys at BRS, my family and to Dan.
patrick oliver jones
Patrick Oliver Jones (Zach) is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut with Dreamlight Theatre Company. He has recently performed in the American premiere of Raindogs, a rock musical based on Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead, as well as regional productions of The Who’s TOMMY (Capt. Walker) and Man of La Mancha (Carrasco). Patrick has also led a revolution in Les Misérables, made ladies swoon in Beauty and the Beast, and spent days mooning in Grease. Thanks to God for his continued blessings and to such an extraordinary cast. www.PatrickOliverJones.com
Kelly McCormick (Bev) is thrilled to be part of The Extraordinary Ordinary. National Tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Truly Scrumptious – 1st Nat’l); Les Misérables (Factory Girl/Fantine u/s). Regionally: Heidi in [title of show] and Babe Williams in The Pajama Game (Arizona Theatre Company); Martha Jefferson in 1776 (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera); Linda in Pal Joey (Prince Music Theater); Aysha (Eve u/s) in Children of Eden (Ford’s Theatre); and Fantine in the regional premiere of Les Misérables (Pioneer Theatre Company). Other : NYC workshop of Zhivago, directed by Des McAnuff. M.F.A. (Drama) and M.M. (Voice) from CCM. Thanks to Joy, Chip and the entire Dreamlight team. For JCB.
Jonathan Parkey (Joey), a Jonesboro, Arkansas native, is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut with yet another Scott and Paul world premiere. His favorite credits include Cecil in Ella Minnow Pea, Barnaby in Hello, Dolly!, Joe Harper in Big River, “The Production Tenor” in 42nd Street, and Duck in the first national touring company of Duck For President with Theatreworks/USA. Jonathan is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Department. For the fam.
scott burkell & paul loesel
Scott Burkell (Book/Lyrics) & Paul Loesel’s (Music) songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall (“Michael Feinstein: Now and Then” Series), Lincoln Center (“American Songbook Series”), Joe’s Pub, Birdland, Symphony Space, The Kennedy Center, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Their songs have been premiered by Kristin Chenoweth (Carnegie Hall), Rebecca Luker (The Kennedy Center), Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Stephanie J. Block, Susan Egan, and Liz Callaway. Together they have received the Jonathan Larson Award, and as a composer, Paul is the recipient of the 2010 Burton Lane Award. Recordings of their work appear on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley’s “Opposite You”, Stephanie J. Block’s “This Place I Know”, and Rebecca Luker’s “Greenwich Time”. “(Sorta) Love Songs”, their debut CD, will be released in November 2010 on the Sh-K-Boom Records label. Their musical The Extarordinary Ordinary (formerly titled Six of One) received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, an ASCAP workshop, a CAP21 workshop, and a production in the Philly Fringe Festival. Musical revues include Loves Songs and Other Crap (MAC Award nomination) and Sorta Love Songs (Birdland). Ella Minnow Pea, their new musical, received a production at the University of Michigan. For production photos, video/audio clips, and sheet music, visit www.scottandpaul.com.
Lynne Shankel (Music Supervisor/Orchestrations) has written orchestrations and arrangements for the San Francisco Symphony (featuring Bonnie Raitt), the Dallas Opera Orchestra (featuring George Hearn) and for Tony Bennett’s famed 80th birthday celebration at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. She was music director/arranger for the Broadway production of Cry Baby, as well as the resident music supervisor for the Tony-award winning revival of Company, for which she conducted the Grammy-nominated cast album. She was music director/arranger for the Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz, for which she received a Drama Desk nomination for orchestrations. Lynne was music supervisor for the San Francisco premiere of Nick Adams at Davies Symphony Hall. Other B’way credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Lion King. Off B’way: Vanities, The Thing About Men, Summer of ’42, The Cocoanuts , Milk and Honey. Regional: Bank Geeks! (Goodspeed), POP! (Yale Repertory Theatre), Cry Baby (La Jolla Playhouse), Party Come Here (Williamstown), Vanities (Pasadena Playhouse, Theatreworks), Opposite of Sex (Williamstown), Princesses (5th Avenue; Goodspeed) Tom Jones (North Shore Music Theatre), Summer of ‘42 (Goodspeed, Theatreworks), Twelfth Night (Long Wharf), Rough Crossing and Camino Real (Hartford Stage). Recordings include: “New York City Christmas” (Sh-K-Boom Records), “Betty Buckley: Heart to Heart” (KO Records), Altar Boyz (Sk-K-Boom), Summer of ‘42 (Jay Records), “Lauren Kennedy: Hear and Now” (PS Classics). Current projects include: orchestrations and arr. for the debut album of songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt (Sh-K-Boom Records) and a commission for soprano Anita Johnson and the South Bend Symphony.
Andrew Resnick (Music Director) most recently served as the music director for the world premiere of The Last Smoker in America. He was the Associate Music Director/Pianist of the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Sycamore Trees (Signature Theatre). He has music directed the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas (Long Wharf Theater, 2008), as well as the subsequent production at the Huntington Theatre. He is the current music director of Chicago City Limits in NYC. In addition, he improvises with numerous musical comedy troupes, including Broadway’s Next Hit Musical. Other credits include One Night Stand: An Improvised Musical (NYMF, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hudson Theater) and Twilight in Manchego (NYMF). He is a recent graduate of Yale University.
Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design) Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, The Sneeze, Hard Times, J.A.P. The Jewish American Princesses of Comedy, and I Love You Because. Broadway Associate design credits – The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages, Sondheim on Sondheim, LoveMusik, The Two and Only, and The 25th Annula Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has also designed for a wide variety of New York theater companies including New Georges, The New Group, Keen Company, Clubbed Thumb, Relentless Theater Company, and the Roundtable Ensemble. Regional design credits include six seasons at The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Geva, The Hangar Theater, and Virginia Stage. Jo has also worked in television as an art director receiving an Emmy nomination in 2009 for “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All”.
Jeff Croiter (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Next Fall; Kiki and Herb Alive; concerts and The New Amsterdam including Chess; Hair; and On the Twentieth Century. Other NYC credits include: A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Streamers; Family Guys Sings; Jerry Springer The Opera; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Concert at Carnegie Hall; Love Child; Adrift in Macao; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Burleigh Grime$; Drumstruck; Jacques Brel; I Love You Because; Almost, Maine; Trumbo; Matt & Ben; Cam Jansen; Miss Witherspoon; Privilege; The Dazzle; Fiction; and Jennifer Muller The Works. Regional: Williamstown, McCarter Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Kennedy Center, Old Globe, La Jolla, CTG, Huntington Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, George Street, Trinity Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center; Goodspeed, and NY Stage and Film.
Kurt Alger (Costume Designer) Credits include Always Patsy Cline, Chicago, Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Light in the Piazza, The Drowsy Chaperone at Maine State Music Theatre where he also serves as resident Wig Designer. Highlights include: All Shook Up, The Producers, Les Miz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray! Kurt serves as rentals manager for Maine State Costume Rentals. Elsewhere:RENT, Beauty and the Beast, The Rhelm of Chelm, The Fantastics, Follies, Oliver!, Melody Lingers On, Guys and Dolls, Blood Brothers, The Music Man, Drood, Forum, Reefer Madness, Rocky Horror, Take Flight, Waiting for the Moon, My Fair Lady, Inherit The Wind, Glimpses of the Moon, Jerry’s Girls, Dog Sees God, Broadway Bares, and Jerry Springer the Opera at Carnegie Hall. Previous NYMF: Caligula and work on Such Good Friends. Recently produced and designed the world premiere of Born Blue directed by Anthony Rapp.
Andy Leviss (Sound Designer): After touring the US with The Full Monty and Sesame Street Live, Andy now lives in New York, where his designs have included: Come Rain or Come Shine, A Tribute to Johnny Mercer, with Christine Ebersole, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, and Klea Blackhurst (Cherry Lane); Legends feat. Charles Busch and Lypsinka (Town Hall); and Columbia Stage’s A Winter’s Tale and The Wild Party (LaChiusa). Associate Designer: The Flying Karamazov Brothers’ 4Play (original off-Broadway), Martha Clarke’s Garden of Earthly Delights (2008 Off-Broadway), Virgins (NYMF 2006), and Langston in Harlem (Public Theatre workshop). Assistant Festival Designer, 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
joy dewing / dave clemmons casting
Joy Dewing / Dave Clemmons Casting (Casting Director) have been one of the leading agencies in New York City for the past decade. Recent/upcoming projects include – Broadway: Driving Miss Daisy (starring James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave), Wonderland, The Boy From Oz (starring Hugh Jackman). National Tours: Legally Blonde, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, and ‘S Wonderful.