Last June, Brooke received her Bachelor's of fine Arts in Musical Theater from California State University, Fullerton. She recently performed at the Hollywood Bowl in The Music Man, and was flooded out of Prague last August where she was singing the lead role in Bernstein's opera, Trouble in Tahiti. For giving her the training and experience that she has come to rely on, Brooke would like to thank The Young Americans and the professors at Cal. State Fullerton. Most of all she is grateful to her family Ray, Sandy, and Mark for being both relentless and absolute in their support.
was last seen at Reprise! as Dora in Fiorello! Other Los Angeles appearances include the long-running hits Forbidden Hollywood and Forbidden Broadway, and most recently the role of Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress at the Madrid Theatre. She originated several editions of Forbidden Broadway in New York and enjoyed many appearances Off-Broadway including Amphigorey, Side By Side By Sondheim, Bittersuite and Fade Out, Fade In. Susanne toured nationally as Guenevere in Camelot, and appeared regionally in productions of Lemon Sky, Jerry's Girls, A Grand Night For Singing and All in the Timing, among others. Susanne's voice has been featured in many cartoons and CD roms, including Casper, Angry Beavers, Superman and Tarzan, and is a series regular on The Fairly OddParents as Wanda and Mom. She also provides Disney with the voices of several characters including Cruella DeVil, Cinderella's Stepmother and Mary Poppins. Her television appearances include Frasier, Caroline in the City, The Home Court, All My Children and General Hospital.
Dan is probably best known for his 6 year stint as Bulldog on Frasier. His one-man show, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me ..., garnered critical acclaim across the country including Dramalogue and LA Weekly Awards here in Los Angeles as well as Drama Desk and Outer Drama Critics Circle nominations in New York. Other credits include : Film - Fixing Frank, Enemy of the State, The Fan, Silence of the Lambs. TV - American Dreams, From the Earth to the Moon, X-Files. Broadway/Off-Broadway - Old Money, Lisbon Traviata, Biloxi Blues, True West, Emerald City, Walk the Dog, Willie and Widow Claire. Dan's happy to be singing on stage again having started in musical theatre lo these many years ago.
is delighted to be appearing at REPRISE! for the first time. Her regional theater credits include My Fair Lady (Eliza) at PCPA Theatrefest, The Countess (title role) and Master Class (Sharon) at Ensemble Theater Santa Barbara, A Christmas Carol (various roles) at the Geva in Rochester, NY, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Millie) at San Diego Starlight, Anything Goes (Hope) at AMT San Jose, The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel) at Santa Ana’s Main Street Players, The Taffetas (Cheryl) at Sierra Repertory, Gigi (Gigi) at Escondido’s Welk Theater, and On The Twentieth Century (Lily Garland/Ensemble) at the Colony in Burbank, CA. Regional opera credits include Un Ballo In Maschera (Oscar), Andrea Chenier, La Gioconda and Carmen. She has been a principal entertainer on Norwegian Cruise Lines, where she played Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (M/S Norway, Caribbean) and sang principal soprano in the concert Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night (M/S Star, Hawaii). Independent film credits include Dance Hall, Shakespeare…In & Out, and Molly Morgan. Under her maiden name “McKillop,” she earned her BA in Theater Arts from UCLA (go, Bruins!). She and husband Peter currently live in Irvine, CA.
received a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Nomination for her performance in the Broadway musical, Parade. She played Abigail Adams in the recent Broadway revival of 1776, Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Oolie in City of Angels. In the original Broadway cast of Falsettos, she played Cordelia, the kosher caterer, and received an L.A. Ovation Award for that portrayal when the cast remounted the show in Los Angeles. Most recently, Ms. Carmello was seen on Broadway and London's West End as Kate in the revival of Kiss Me Kate. New York's Off-Broadway audiences have seen her performances in A Class Act, john and jen, Das Barbecu, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, and The Vagina Monologues. And, for her portrayal of the young wife in Hello Again, Carolee received an OBIE Award for Outstanding Performance. Ms. Carmello was the sassy, gum-chewing, red-head, Maple La Marsh on the A.M.C. series, Remember W.E.N.N. Along with the other cast members, she was nominated for a Screen Actors’ Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She has also made guest star appearances on Frasier, Late Nite with Conan O’Brien, Another World, and As the World Turns, and Law and Order. Carolee is thrilled to be back at REPRISE! after her last appearance here as Ella in Bells Are Ringing, for which she was honored to receive the L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award and the L.A. Ovation Award.
In a distinguished 30 year career, Bob Gunton has played leading roles in thirty musicals, most recently, last year’s Follies for REPRISE! He has played the male lead in nearly all of the Rodgers and Hammerstein canon; done workshops and full productions of five of Stephen Sondheim’s shows, including Sweeney Todd for which he received a Tony nomination. Ten years earlier, Bob received his first Tony nomination for his Juan Peron in Evita. Other Broadway musicals include: Happy End, King of Hearts, Big River, Working and Roza. For his portrayal of 21 characters in How I Got That Story, Bob received the 1981 Obie as well as the Clarence Derwent Award. Other dramatic roles include Passion (Broadway), Isn’t It Romantic, ‘Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Amadeus, Hamlet and Phaedra Britannica. In 1990 Bob began a film career in earnest. Among the more memorable are: Matewan, Glory, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Ace Ventura II, Dolores Claiborne, Patch Adams, Broken Arrow, The Perfect Storm, Midnight in the Garden of Good and, of course, Warden Norton in the estimable and beloved modern classic, The Shawshank Redemption. Television: Sinatra, A Woman Named Jackie, Elvis Meets Nixon (playing Nixon), Buffalo Soldiers, In Pursuit of Honor, 61*, When Billy Beat Bobby, Greg the Bunny, Running Mates, Ruby Ridge. Bob can be seen as Governor Marino in the upcoming NBC series Mr. Sterling, and as Mayor Smith in USA’s Peacemaker. Mr. Gunton is a Viet Nam combat veteran who served with the 101st Division and was awarded a Bronze Star for Valor. He is married to actress/director Annie McGreevey, and is father to Olivia.
Mimi’s enduring career as a singer/comedienne started on August 28, 1958 when she and her partner, Phil Ford, appeared on The Tonight Show for the first time. Mimi sang “Till There Was You,” Jack Paar cried and Ford and Hines were in instant demand, frequently appearing on that show and many others. After headlining in all the top nightclubs and showrooms in the country, Mimi parlayed her career by replacing Barbra Streisand on Broadway in Funny Girl for an 18 month run, followed by national tours of Prisoner of Second Avenue, and with Phil Ford, I Do! I Do!, Hello Dolly! and Sugar Babies. Mimi also recorded several very successful albums for Decca Records (recently released on compact disc) and appeared often on television and in nightclubs and concert halls throughout the world. Mimi recently appeared on Frasier and during its final week, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, after having returned to Broadway as the loveable but strict Miss Lynch in the hit revival of Grease. Born in Vancouver, Mimi currently resides in Las Vegas and will soon be touring the country in Nunsense with her buddy, Kaye Ballard. She is thrilled to once again be working for and with director David Lee.
is pleased to be returning to REPRISE! having appeared in last season’s 1776. Favorite theatre roles include Skeets Miller in Floyd Collins, Artie in Saturday Night and Charley in Where’s Charley? for Musical Theatre Guild; Ugly in ICT’s production of Honk; Harold Bride in CLOSBC’s production of Titanic; and Charley in Merrily We Roll Along at West Coast Ensemble. Television appearances include Everybody Loves Raymond, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Seven Days and The Larry Sanders Show. Movie-For-Television appearances include the critically acclaimed Doing Time on Maple Drive and the critically not-so-acclaimed Revenge of the Nerds III. He has co-starred in several feature films including the recent remake of Roger Corman’s Piranha, Harry Shearer’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic and the soon-to-be-released The Cooler starring Alec Baldwin, William H. Macy and Maria Bello. Richard has had starring roles in the short-lived television series Freshman Dorm and the independent feature film Green Plaid Shirt. In addition to his work onstage, Richard is a theatre director and producer, and is an Associate Artistic Director for West Coast Ensemble.
is a 2002 Ovation Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Musical) for his work as Jake in the critically acclaimed west coast premiere of Side Show. His many Broadway show credits include Coalhouse Walker, Jr., in Ragtime, John in Miss Saigon, The Duke in Play On! and Once Upon A Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker. He also starred as Clopin in the Las Vegas premiere of Notre Dame De Paris, and co-starred opposite Larry Gatlin in the national concert tour of The Civil War. His films include The Pick-Up Artist, The Sleepless, and Boomerang starring Eddie Murphy. As a concert artist, David has shared the stage with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn, and Harry Connick, Jr., and has performed throughout the world appearing before King Hassan II at his palace in Casablanca, Morocco, and President and Mrs. Clinton at the White House. David gives all credit to the Creator!
most recently starred in the Musical Theatre Guild’s Allegro at the Alex Theatre and returns to REPRISE! after last season’s The Most Happy Fella. Broadway appearances include On A Clear Day . . ., Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Strike Up the Band and Sweet Adeline with City Center Encores!. At Carnegie Hall, Damon appeared as Lowell Pennyfeather with Jon Lovitz and Brent Barrett in Very Warm for May and in Tip-Toes, recently released by New World records. Off-Broadway credits include the Lyrics & Lyricists series and Die Dreigroschenoper at the Kaye Playhouse. Regionally, Damon appeared at the Kennedy Center in The Impresario (Mr. Bluff); at Sacramento Music Circus as the Prince DeLong opposite Susan Egan in last season’s The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and previously in Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince) and Show Boat (Steve Baker). At Aspen’s Wheeler Theatre he appeared in The Seagull (Konstantin) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius). Other highlights: My Fair Lady (Freddy) –Austin Music Theatre; Triumph of Love (Agis) –ICT; Forever Plaid (Frankie) –Granada Theatre; Camelot (Lancelot) –Cabrillo. TV/FILM: Star Trek: Voyager, Days of Our Lives, L.A. Confidential (TV pilot), Gods and Generals (Harry McCarthy). Damon appears regularly with Mora’s Modern Rhythmists and is featured on the swing orchestra’s most recent CD, Goblin Market. TRAINING: Julliard. WEBSITE: www.damonkirsche.com
Alissa-Nicole is thrilled to make her debut with REPRISE! She was last seen in Milk and Honey (Gindi Auditorium). Her most recent credits include Mame with Carol Lawrence and Sally Struthers (Musical Theater West), Sweeney Todd (Performance Riverside), Side Show (6th Exhibit, Colony Theatre), Camelot (Fullerton Civic Light Opera), The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe, Saddleback Civic Light Opera) and Haven (Gindi Auditorium). Alissa-Nicole holds a BFA in musical theatre from the Boston Conservatory. When not performing she can be seen around town as a children’s voice and acting coach. She would like to thank REPRISE! for this great opportunity. She dedicates this performance to her parents for always leading the way.
A native of San Diego, Adam is thrilled to continue the L.A. experience with his REPRISE! debut. After ten months of performing around the world as Lead Singer for Holland America, he recently appeared as Ambrose Kemper in Hello, Dolly! (Moonlight Stage Productions) and in Evita (CLO South Bay Cities). Other credits include: Doody in Grease, Chess, Music Man, Swingtime G.I. Jive (Moonlight), Lt. Shaw in The Secret Garden (Cabrillo), Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, My Fair Lady (Fullerton CLO), Camelot, Hello, Dolly! (Starlight). Adam has performed solo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as a Spotlight Awards Finalist (2000), NY’s Lincoln Center, and Qualcomm Stadium performing our National Anthem for the San Diego Chargers. Thanks to Calvin Remsberg, Carol Weiss and Blossom Wagner for your constant wisdom and support.
Perry is an accomplished Singer, Actor, comedian, and Impressionist. He has performed in front of audiences all over the world and has held major roles in over 45 theatrical productions including Purlie, Guys and Dolls, The Fantastiks, The Diary of Anne Frank, Sweet Charity, and the smash hit Forbidden Hollywood at the Coronet Theater. Most recently, he was seen in Singin’ in the Rain and Can Can at the Lawrence Welk Resort, and the new musical Empire State at the Falcon Theater. In the Meantime, Perry has been writing a new old-fashioned musical called Is This Any Way to Start a Marriage with his partners Wayland Pickard and Carolanne Morano. Perry opened for Roseanne at the Aladdin in Las Vegas. Perry has also performed with Liza Minelli, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Chita Rivera. He has a one-man salute to Danny Kaye called the The Danny Kaye Songbook. Perry would like to thank his Parents, Sister and his Brother Andrew for all their love and support. He would also like to thank David Lee for the opportunity to perform in On the Twentieth Century. To his agents, Buzz and Gail, it keeps getting better - much love.
An actor, singer, composer has been featured on and off Broadway in shows such as Rent, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Christina Alberta’s Father, Mack And Mitzi LIVE! landmark productions of Romeo And Juliet with Calista Flockhart, Richard II opposite Richard Thomas and in critically acclaimed performances in Six Degrees of Separation, Fences, and most recently the acclaimed Flirting With Morty at The Company of Angels, for which he received an Ovation Award nomination for music and lyrics. Locally, he was in the world premier of The Education Of Randy Newman at The South Coast Repertory Theater, Real and Uncut, which he cowrote and starred in, at The Court Theater, and the cricially accaimed Stand Up Shakespeare at The Odyssey Theater. Television appearances include newspaper editor Bob Turner on One Life To Live, and two seasons on the award winning series, Where In Time Is Carmen San Diego? John recently completed a major role in the Ernst Gossner film Bender. John can be seen about town performing his music and spoken word in places such as The Atlas, Scribe’s Speak Easy, Da Poetry Lounge, We Be Bop. John is thrilled to be making his debut with REPRISE! in On The Twentieth Century.
A native of Southern California, Bob recently finished a two year run appearing as John B. Thayer in the National Tour of Titanic, A New Musical. Locally, he’s been The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Hajj in Kismet, Dr. Engel in The Student Prince, Michael in I Do! I Do! (with his real-life wife, Patti Diamond), and gave DramaLogue award winning performances as Juan Peron in Evita, and as that lovable old rogue Ben Rumson in Paint Your Wagon. Regional theatre; Curly in Oklahoma!, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar and over 200 performances as Jud Fry in Oklahoma! He’s also appeared with Cab Calloway, Joel Grey, Phyllis Diller, Jack Paar, Marni Nixon, Marvin Hamlisch, Gretchen Wyler, and Red Buttons. Bob and wife Patti have also toured the world since 1991, producing and co-starring in their headline act on hundreds of cruises for cruise lines including; Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and others. In November they celebrated the 8th birthday of their son Robert Enright Lauder III, (don’t let the title fool you, he’s still an eight-year-old).
migrated to Hollywood from Boston, after an International tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as Lead Vocalist opening for Mel Torme and Rosemary Clooney. He has sung with Barbra Streisand on her farewell tour, Frankie Valli as a Four Season and Loretta "Hotlips" Swit in Song of Singapore. Don cruises with Crystal, and Holland America with his Stolen Moments cabaret act, and as leader of the Palm Beach Orchestra, Don opened the Moonlight Tango Cafe in Los Angeles and plays dozens of dates each year. Recent L.A. theatre credits include "Mr. Showmanship", Liberace in the holiday smash Judy's Scary Little Christmas directed by Kay Cole, the Emcee in Cabaret, a lusty-if-not-lovely Ruth in a panto-inspired Pirates of Penzance, and La Cage aux Folles as the colorful Albin. Premieres include Eating Raoul, original plays at the Taper and Tiffany Theatres, and too many productions of Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh including Off-Broadway. Don produced Nine and appears at the Pasadena Playhouse with the Musical Theatre Guild. TV credits include Golden Girls, a three-year stint on General Hospital and a four-season association with Picket Fences. Don is most proud to remain the only actor in Los Angeles authorized by Lucie Arnaz, to portray Ricky Ricardo at Universal Studios Hollywood since 1996. Thank-you Kay and David. Happy New Year!
Audiences have long enjoyed a wide range of musical stylings from Joanne O'Brien. She has most recently been seen as The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd with Performance Riverside and as Joan Crawford in the smash hit new musical Judy's Scary Little Christmas at The Victory Theatre. Her degree in opera is from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia and she appears regularly in concert from Los Angeles to New York City. Her debut solo recording, Isn't It Always Love, can be found on the LML Music label (www.LMLMusic.com). Other theatrical credits include, The Sound Of Music, Brigadoon, Oklahoma, as well as operatic favorites like The Marriage Of Figaro, The Old Maid, and The Thief. Her limitless vocal artistry extends to the commercial radio industry as well, where Joanne promotes most everything from telephone service, to fresh vegetables and cat litter! (Although her secret most favorite accomplishment is that she is the voice of Annette Funicello in the Frankie & Annette slot machine series from Vegas to Atlantic City and even in Europe! LOL) She is most grateful to Kay Cole for all her support and belief.
last appeared at the Pasadena Playhouse in the West Coast premiere of the Tony-nominated musical A Class Act, starring as songwriter Ed Kleban. Other local appearances include The Waiting Room at the Taper, Three Sisters at La Jolla Playhouse, Lend Me A Tenor at Pasadena Playhouse, and Beyond Therapy and Geniuses at the Coronet. On Broadway, he created leading roles in Bernard Slade’s Tribute with Jack Lemmon and Albert Innaurato’s Gemini. Mr. Picardo has numerous film credits including Innerspace and most other Joe Dante movies including the upcoming Looney Tunes: Back in Action with Brendan Frasier and Steve Martin. He is well known to television audiences for his work as Dr. Richard on the acclaimed Vietnam drama China Beach and received an Emmy nomination for his comic turn as Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years. Since he recently concluded his long run as the opera-loving emergency medical hologram on Star Trek: Voyager, Picardo has made guest star appearances on The Practice, Frasier, and Crossing Jordon. He lives in Pasadena with his wife Linda and daughters Nicci and Gina and is proud to be making his REPRISE! debut.
Justin is happy to be making his REPRISE! debut. This past fall, he was seen as Beadle Bamford in the highly-acclaimed Performance Riverside production of Sweeney Todd directed by Calvin Remsberg. Other favorite credits include How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Mr. Twimble/Wally Womper) for Music Theatre of Wichita, Carousel (Enoch Snow) for Performance Riverside, Forever Plaid (Frankie) and Man of La Mancha (Sancho Panza) for Moonlight Stage Productions, The Scarlet Pimpernel (Ozzy) for Musical Theatre West, and The Secret Garden (Fakir) for The Laguna Playhouse. Justin also sings with the Dapper Dans of Disneyland Barbershop Quartet and continues to gain success as a commercial illustrator(www.squigsink.com) specializing in entertainment caricature. He is originally from Lebanon, Oregon. Love and thanks to Kay, Steve and Bets, Mom and Dad, and The Family for believing.
is a company member of Pacific Resident Theatre, and the Musical Theatre Guild. With MTG: The Grass Harp, Nine, Working, The Baker’s Wife, and Rags just to name a few. With PRT: Tonight at 8:30, No. 9, Rue D’Antin (opposite Linda Purl) and Ivanov. With S.T.A.G.E./ Actors’ Fund: Richard Rogers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weil concerts. Film and television credits include In the Line of Fire, recurring on L.A. Law, Melrose Place, Unsolved Mysteries and coming in January, Miracles. Awards: 3 Dramalogue Awards and a L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award. Recordings: When At Night I Go To Sleep and The Actors’ Fund Kurt Weil and Jerry Herman Concert Recordings, all available in stores and at lmlmusic.com. Mary thanks her agent Eric Stevens at Bobby Ball/Stage and Screen.
is thrilled to be back at REPRISE! where she was last seen in Fiorello! She most recently appeared as Ethel Toffelmeier in The Music Man at the Hollywood Bowl starring Eric McCormack and Kristin Chenoweth. Diane is currently working with Garry Marshall on his world premiere of Happy Days the Musical, portraying the role of Marion Cunningham. Diane has received Drama-Logue Awards for her portrayals of Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain and Adelaide in Guys & Dolls. Other favorite rolls include Sugar in Some Like It Hot, Doatsey Mae in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hedy LaRue in How To Succeed in Business . . ., Bonnie in Anything Goes, Portia in Cinderella, Flora in No, No Nanette, Gladys Bumps in Pal Joey, multiple characters in Six Women with Brain Death . . ., Princess Diana in Chuck & Di: The Tabloid Musical and Tessie Turra in Gypsy. Diane was also a proud cast member of From The Top! starring Carol Burnett. On the comedy circuit, she has performed her original sketch comedy at The Mirage Resort in Las Vegas, The Nugget in Reno, The Ice House, The Comedy Store, The Improv, as well as co-starring in the critically acclaimed production of Tonna & Vincent- “Just Add Water”. She is honored to be licensed and authorized by CBS and Desilu to portray Lucy Ricardo at Universal Studios Hollywood and throughout the world. Much gratitude to Bruce H. Newberg, Eric Stevens at BBA and her wonderfully supportive husband Sam Kriger.
Television: ER, Frasier, Ally McBeal, Philly, Judging Amy, Law & Order, and Astroboy (animated). Broadway: Grand Hotel opposite Cyd Charisse, A Christmas Carol with Tony Randall, Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), The Secret Garden (Uncle Archibald), and the pre-Broadway Kiss of the Spider Woman. National Tours: Show Boat (Steve/Ravenal), The Phantom of the Opera (Andre), and Les Miserables (Enjolras). CA: REPRISE! Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Gage), Happy Days the Musical (Fonzie’s Dad) directed by Gary Marshall, Lies & Legends and Tintypes (Teddy Roosevelt) for Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre, 1776 (Dickinson) for San Diego Starlight, Carousel (Mr. Snow) for CLO of South Bay Cities, and The Sound of Music (Capt. Von Trapp) for Sacramento Music Circus. Off-Broadway: Bittersuite, Richard II (Bolingbroke), and Sherlock Holmes (Holmes). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Buffalo Studio Arena, Fulton Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Kansas City Starlight, and The Kennedy Center. As a writer, Greg helped create two children’s musicals which premiered in NYC and his work as a director recently led to his participation in the Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab West. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington under Robert Hobbs, and is married to actor Cynthia Marty.