Cast And Creative
Adam Ross Glickman - [Yossel Ferguson]: National Tour: The Sound of Music (dir.Matt Lenz, *Jack O’Brien). Select Credits: The Grid (Marisa Michelson), Hello, Dolly!, ShowChoir the Musical Demo (w/ Christiane Noll),Viking Ocean Cruises, Jimmy Awards Nominee, BFA Musical Theater-Millikin University. Endless gratitude to my family, Carol, and the DTA team for this opportunity.@AdamRossOfficial
Dana Meller - [Sadie]:
Broadway: Les Misérables(Eponine), National Tour: The Full Monty(Estelle). Regionally, Dana has performed at The Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theatre, The New York Theatre Workshop, NoHo Arts Center, El Portal Theater, and North Carolina Theatre to name a few. TV: Days of Our Lives, The Lost Tapes, The Today Show.
Anna Mitzer - [Leah]:
Premiere Season “New Dogs, Old Tricks,” recurring as Lauren (Amazon). THEATRE: Jack O’Brien’s 1st National Tour of The Sound Of Music (u/s Maria); Chéri (Industry Presentation - Arena Stage); Rock And A Hard Place (NYC Players Theatre); Guest Artist (54 Below). TV/FILM: “Blue Bloods” (CBS); “Easter Mysteries” (ABC/NBC). www.AnnaMintzer.com
Zach Kenney – [Dooley/Rueben]:
Chicago credits include: The Inconvenience, Goodman, Steppenwolf, American Blues, Victory Gardens. Regional: 1776, directed by Frank Galati (A.C.T., Asolo Rep), The Great Gatsby, Red, Mary’s Wedding (Indiana Rep). Television/film: Chicago Fire, Schizo Cool. Training: A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory and The Theatre School at DePaul (formerly Goodman School of Drama). www.zachkenney.com
Fay DeWitt – [Mama Lenka]:
7 Broadway/Off-Broadway shows, including starring role in David Merrick’s “Vintage 60.” Leads in many regional theatre productions. Years of solo cabaret in upscale boites in NY & London. Lots of TV, from “All In The Familiy” to (recent) “Scorpion.” Starred in “Niteclub Confidential” with great acclamation on both coasts. www.faydewitt.com
Mark Arthur Miller – [Nathan]:
Favorite roles: Look Back in Anger (Jimmy) )(Bailiwick Rep), Torch Song Trilogy (Ed) (Reflections Theatre), Balm in Gilead (Fick) (The Road Theatre), Barefoot in the Park (Victor) (Hyperion) TV: ER, Profiler. Accomplished singer and lyricist, Mark recently completed his CD, Soul Searching, and one-man show of the same name.
Jack James – [Rushimsky/Banker/Doctor]:
Is ecstatic to be performing in a Carol Weiss musical! A graduate of SUNY New Paltz and Second City, Jack has performed Off B'way, tours and regional theatre. Favorite roles include Seymour/Little Shop and Danny/Night Must Fall. Commercials include Jet.Com, Keurig, Google and Tradestation. Love 2 Kansas!
John Sala – [Benny/Policeman]:
John Ciccolini has over 30 television and film appearances. He is the recipient of the LA Weekly Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for his play "Frank Sinatra Screwed Up My Life", and the play won the LA Comedy Festival for Best Comedy Writing.
Alexa Vellanoweth – [Pearl/Prostitute/Immigrant]:
Alexa is thrilled to be performing at She LA Arts Festival! Regional credits: Angela in The Car Plays (Segerstrom Center for the Arts) and Margot in Legally Blonde: The Musical (Cupcake Theatre). She works in both television and commercials while performing improvisational comedy at The Groundlings. IG: alexavellanoweth
Janet Paquette – [Mrs. Greenspan/Hankah]:
Janet Krajeski (Mrs. Greenspan) LA: Company (Joanne), Little Women (Marmee) Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Boo). Regional: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Doatsey Mae), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), Funny Girl (Mrs. Brice), Phantom (Carlotta) and Gypsy (Tessie Tura), among others.
Eleen Hsu - [Molly/Sweatshop Worker/Immigrant/Prostitute]:
Eleen Hsu-Wentlandt is small, but mighty. Recently produced/starred in “Twins & Tunes: A Benefit Concert!” Performed with Andrea Bocelli, Reba McEntire, Dudamel, George Takei, Tony Todd, Musical Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe. Assistant directed Annie, Jr., her 10th youth production. Dreams about creating next Mr. Rogers Neighborhood/Peg+Cat. Educator’s heart. Chocoholic. www.yilinsings.com
Nick Murdoch - [Stern]:
Born in Southern Africa, Nick studied at the South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Arts in Johannesburg. Has appeared in theatrical, film, television and commercial projects in South Africa, Australia and the UK and is a prolific Voice Actor, lending his voice to animated and commercial projects globally.
Sebastian Gonzalez - [Sammy/Loan Shark]:
Sebastian is grateful to be a part of this amazing team. His theatrical credits include Jerome in South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic. Other credits Disney’s Aladdin, Street Scene (Luckman Theatre) CTGLA’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson directed by Tony-nominated Alex Timbers and Composer Michael Friedman.
Wendy Rosoff – [Director]:
Wendy Rosoff (director): Broadway, Film and TV actress who writes, directs and choreographs as well. Grateful and honored to be a part of The Door To America team. AEA, SAG/AFTRA,AGVA and a proud member of MTG. More on Wendy atwww.wendyrosoff.com. Love to Tim and Bruno. Enjoy the show!
Carol Weiss – [Author (Book & Music)]:
Published author, composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. Composer/Lyricist: PBS, “Square One;” “The Good Book” starring Bobby Morse; American Express Presentation - 1984 Olympics. Music Director: General Hospital “Nurses' Ball” (ABC); “Cinderella” Pantages Theatre; Sacramento Music Circus. Vocal Director: “Lady Be Good” original cast album. Known for her unique Musical Theatre Audition Workshop; Her 10 children’s musicals have been produced by hundreds of theatres and schools around the world. ASCAP awards; Dramalogue Award; Presidential Citation.
Jenine MacDonald – [Producer]:
Jenine MacDonald is an independent producer originally from Chicago. She’s a former member of The Alliance Repertory Company and Pittsburgh Theatre Laboratories and was the Production Manager at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Favorite productions include Hamlet, The Crazy Locomotive, Acts of God, Disappearing Act, and Four Clowns and a Bench.
Lesley Gonzalez – [Stage Manager]:
Lesley Gonzalez is thrilled to be a part of this show. She is a senior at CSUF and will receive her BA in Production and Design with an Emphasis in Stage Management in Spring 2019. She's thankful for the cast, crew, (and Megan) who all made this a great experience.
Jeremy Jones – [Technical Director/Designer]:
Jeremy Jones (Designer) is a Florida native but has toured the country with 8 different national touring productions and has designed scenery, lighting, wardrobe and sound for myriad productions. Currently he passes on knowledge of the industry to high school students in a Technical Theatre Career and Technical Education Program.
Amanda Rafkin – [Musical Director/Pianist]:
Amanda Rafkin attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America. She co-wrote the music & lyrics for the musical 300 Bones and is the pianist, music director, and producer of Broadway LA: Unplugged, a recurring themed musical theater cabaret in LA.
Jenaha Mclearn – [Choreographer]:
Jenaha McLearn (Choreographer) is a proud graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Musical theater, and is so excited to help get this beautiful show up on it's feet. Favorite credits include: Seussical, Bye Bye Byrdie, Mary Poppins, Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat and Oklahoma! www.JenahaMcLearn.com
Marc LeClerc- [Stage Combat Choreographer]:
Marc Leclerc is excited to join this wonderful team. His most recent theatre credits include Fluellen at A Noise Within, Peter Pan in Now or Neverland and Ricky in School for Wayward Girls at the Loft Ensemble, He is also a fight choreographer and teacher at AMDA.