Cast

 

Michelle Bailey

Michelle Bailey

Michelle Bailey (Ensemble/Dorothy Understudy) Recent Credits: Grease (Patty Simcox) National Tour of Chicken Dance (Marge), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero) and Crazy for You (Follies Girl). Michelle is a proud Canadian and graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School Conservatory in New York City. Thank you to Prather, her family and Noah for all of their love and support!

Joshua Bellamy

Joshua Bellamy

Joshua Bellamy (Ensemble) National tour debut! Regional: Disney’s Newsies (Specs), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (understudy LeFou), Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), Rent (Angel), Mary Poppins (Swing), West Side Story (Swing), Peter Pan (Michael Darling); plus Maine State Music Theatre, Media Theatre, Fulton, Sight & Sound, Norwegian Cruise Lines, American Music Theatre, & Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.

Kiersten Benzing

Kiersten Benzing

Kiersten Benzing (Swing) National Tours: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Favorite regional: Mamma Mia (Ali), Chicago (Liz), and White Christmas (Rita). Thanks to my family, friends and especially Jacob for all the love. Psalm 139:16

Katelyn Candiello

Katelyn Candiello

Katelyn Candiello (Ensemble /Glinda and Wicked Witch Understudy/Dance Captain) Past Prather credits: Seussical the Musical, Mary Poppins, Shrek, King and I and High School Musical. She is currently working on her M.S. in Speech Pathology at New York University using her passion for the arts to help others in rehabilitation. Love and thanks to her family, friends, and dogs for their never ending support.

Devan Marie Corcoran

Devan Marie Corcoran

Devan Marie Corcoran (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of The Wizardof Oz! Favorite credits include: Abby Cadabby Sesame Street Live Make a New Friend, Disney Cruise Line, Jan in Grease (PEG), Bebe A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Cabaret, and Mary Poppins. Devan previously was a faculty member for The School at Steps in NYC. Love and thanks to her parents, friends, and family. www.devancorcoran.com

Kellyann Coyle

Kellyann Coyle

Kellyann Coyle (Ensemble) Recent credits: Swing!, Grease, Pippin (PEG), Saks 5th Ave Light Show (Disney), Mamma Mia! (Pittsburgh CLO), Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 18′ (NBC). Thanks to Prather, my family, and Gabe for all of their love and support! PPU grad. Follow her journey down the yellow brick road @KellyannCoyle

TommieLee Crutcher

TommieLee Crutcher

TommieLee Crutcher (Ensemble) National tour debut. An AMDA NYC/ LA graduate, and US Air Force veteran. Regional credits: Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), Sophisticated Ladies featuring Jennifer Holliday (Swing), La Cage Aux Folles (Chantal), Tops In Blue world tours 2008 Deja Blue/ 2011 Rhythm Nation (Vocalist/ Dance Capt), Wizard of Oz (The Jitterbug). Other credits include Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early), Gloria! (Balthazar), Red Car Trolley Newsboys (Tacks). Hey Crutcher Clan, I love you and thank you for all your support.

Scoob Decker

Scoob Decker

Scoob Decker (Ensemble/Henry/Gatekeeper/Professor Marvel/Wizard Understudy) is thrilled to be on his second national tour of The Wizard of Oz. Scoob is a graduate of the University of Montana with a BA in Theatre and is currently working towards a Masters in Integrated Arts and Education. Recent credits include Jim Bayliss in All My Sons (national tour), Jean Shephard in A Christmas Story, and Uncle Henry/Guard in Wizard of Oz. Proud dad of Murphy (Toto).

 

 

 

 

James Francis

James Francis

James Francis (Ensemble/Lion Understudy) National Tour debut! Favorite credits: Silversea Cruises, Denali Princess Resort, Working My Way Back to You (Western Canada Tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast), South Pacific (Lt. Joseph Cable), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Jekyll and Hyde (Simon Stride). @jamesfrancismusic

Megan Godin

Megan Godin

Megan Godin (Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain) is grateful to be journeying down the yellow brick road for a second year. Tours: Peter Pan 360, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Fiddler on the Roof, among others. Regional: Shrek and Oliver at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Seven Brides and Shrek at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. UNH grad. Much love to fiancé, Britin (Oz’s Head Rigger/the muscle behind the flying), and my family for their constant support. Many thanks to everyone at PEG and APEX.

Nick Gurinsky

Nick Gurinsky

Nick Gurinsky (Hickory/Tinman) National tour debut! Previous credits: Sailor (Anything Goes) Sharon Playhouse, Eddie (Mamma Mia) Beef & Boards, Phil (White Christmas) Dutch Apple, Ensemble (Chicago) Park Playhouse, Norwegian Cruise Lines (RSS Explorer). Training: CAP 21 Musical Theatre Conservatory. Many thanks and lots of love to PEG, friends, family and his incredibly supportive parents. @nickgurinsky nickgurinsky.com

 

 

Hunter Henrickson

Hunter Henrickson

Hunter Henrickson (Nikko/Ensemble) is beyond excited to be joining the 2018-2019 national tour of The Wizard of Oz! He wants to thank his friends and family for their love and support, his girlfriend for her endless encouragement and inspiration, and his adventuring party for all the memories.
Previous credits include: Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at HART Theatre, Curly in Oklahoma! at HART Theatre, and Jeff in [title of show] at the New Incline Theatre.

Katherine Walker Hill

Katherine Walker Hill

Katherine Walker Hill (Aunt Em, Glinda) is tickled pink to be traveling down the yellow brick road. Favorite Regional: White Christmas (Betty Haynes), Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaff), A Chorus Line (Sheila), Anything Goes (Bonnie). Proud Tennessean, Webster Conservatory graduate, and aunt to Brock and Madelaine. Gratitude to God for his amazing grace, her parents for taking her to that first audition, and her amazing fiancé Troy, for his forever love, support, and laughs. Esther 4:14  www.divorcedyetdevoted.com

Kalie Kaimann

Kalie Kaimann

Kalie Kaimann (Dorothy Gale) is thrilled to be back on the yellow brick road for a second season! She previously played this role for the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Additional credits: Bonnie in Anything Goes, Logainne in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ulla in The Producers, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sandy in Grease, Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! She received an award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical by BroadwayWorld.com as Minnie Fay. Special thanks to her family for their love and support, and Judy Garland for being a huge inspiration. *faceboook.com/kaliemkaimann

 

 

 

Sabrina Kalman

Sabrina Kalman

Sabrina Kalman (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Wagner College. Regional: Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Newsies. Sabrina is over the moon to be joining such a wonderful production. Thanks Mom, Dad and Becky!

Yurina Kutsukake

Yurina Kutsukake

Yurina Kutsukake (Ensemble) a Pace University graduate, is thrilled to be going back on the yellow brick road! Yurina toured with the company last year. Favorite credits include: Mamma Mia (Ali US/Ensemble) at the Engeman Theater, A Chorus Line (Connie) at the Fulton Theatre and Lysistrata Jones (Lampito) at Pace University. Yurina thanks her parents and partner for always supporting her. Yurinak.com @yuriqt

 

 

 

 

Kirk Lawrence

Kirk Lawrence

Kirk Lawrence (Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz) is thrilled to be traveling the yellow brick road with this wonderful company. Regional credits include: Clue: The Musical (Colonel Mustard), Oklahoma! (Mr. Carnes), A Wonderful Life (Mr. Potter), Sweeney Todd (Todd). Toured internationally with Julie Taymor, Steve Reich, Penny Arcade. Love to Jamie. www.kirklawrence.com

 

Christopher Michael Milligan

Christopher Michael Milligan

Christopher Michael Milligan (Male Swing) is a proud musical theatre graduate of Marymount Manhattan College! National tour debut! Selected past credits include Swing! (Dutch Apple), Jesus Christ Superstar (Tibbits Opera House), Frankenstein: The Musical (NY, The Players Theatre), La Cage aux Folles (Hot August Nights), Zelda – An American Musical (NY, National Dance Institute), and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (NOLA, Overall Pro Productions) to name a few. Much love and gratitude to his parents, family, and friends for the constant love and support. Instagram @cmilligan95
Murphy

Murphy

Murphy (Toto) is a white Brussels Griffon/Terrier mix. Murphy was rescued from the SPCA in Chandler, AZ by Lizzie Webb (Music Director) and Scoob Decker (Ensemble) who are also his trainers. He has been a trusty backstage companion, a pit orchestra puppy and he was onstage as Willoughby in Mary Poppins. He is thrilled to continue touring with his Oz family, stealing their bus seats and sleeping in hotel beds across the nation. (#montanamurphy)

Nicholas J. Pearson

Nicholas J. Pearson

Nicholas J. Pearson (Zeke/Cowardly Lion) is thrilled to be on the road, bringing a story of brains, heart, and courage across the country. Past Prather credits: Crazy for You (Moose). Regional credits: Wizard of Oz (Lion), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present), Rocky Horror Show (Eddie), Monty Python’s SPAMALOT (Mrs. Galahad/Sir Bedevere). Many thanks to PEG for this fantastic opportunity. Love to Mom and Laura. Every performance dedicated to his father and brother.

Emily Perzan

Emily Perzan

Emily Perzan (Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West) is excited to be back flying around OZ on tour. Graduate of UHARTT Conservatory and film study at LAMDA. Bilingual in American Sign Language and English. Regional credits: Velma (Chicago), Cassie (A Chorus Line), Elizabeth (Young Frankenstein), Maureen (Rent), Rutledge (1776), Lady of the Lake (Spamalot), Vivienne (Legally Blonde). Love to my family and friends. Theater for All! Follow along the yellow brick road on Instagram: @EmilyPerzan website:www.emilyperzan.com

WIlliam Rivera

WIlliam Rivera

William Rivera (Ensemble) This is William’s first national tour! He was last seen as Race in Newsies at Cortland Repertory Theater. Other credits include Sketch in Hairspray (Surflight Theater), Carlos in Legally Blonde (Temple Theatre) and he was a featured dancer in Monster Stomp at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. He’s so happy to be a part of the wonderful land of Oz! He’s incredibly thankful for the love and support from his family and friends. Check out his adventures on Instagram @willrivera317.

 

 

Jack Saleeby

Jack Saleeby

Jack Saleeby (Hunk/Scarecrow) is a New York City based actor, writer, director/choreographer. He is a co-founder of the creative artists group known as The Fellowship. They are best known for their original musical Bright and Brave for which Saleeby wrote the lyrics. Other credits include: Molasses in January (Vincent, original cast; Off Broadway), Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Hello Dolly (Cornelius), Peter Pan (Curly), Jesus Christ Superstar. Website: jacksaleeby.com Follow him down the yellow brick road @jacksaleeby

Andrew Trotter

Andrew Trotter

Andrew Trotter (Ensemble, Scarecrow and Tinman understudy) National tour debut! Selected credits: Kiss Me, Kate! (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Showboat, Madagascar (Dutch Apple), Music of Denali (Princess Alaska), Peter and the Starcatcher (E.D.G.E. Theatre). Palm Beach Atlantic alum. Much love to mom, Syd, Matt, friends and family! Could not be more blessed. Psalm 147:3. www.andrewtrotteractor.com
Michael Weaver

Michael Weaver

Michael Weaver (Uncle Henry/Gatekeeper) National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: Shear Madness, Camelot, Sister Act, Greater Tuna, Christmas Story. Film: Cult classic Tiki.