GRACE ATHERHOLT (Ensemble/Lullaby League) is so excited to join the tour of The Wizard of Oz! Favorite credits include West Side Story, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre; Vanya & Sonia…, Gretna Theatre; Big the Musical, Fulton Theatre; Hairspray in Concert with the BSO; and Little Women, Servant Stage Company. Many thanks to Lauren for this incredible opportunity, the wonderful cast and crew, and much love to her family and friends for their constant love and support!
JOSHUA BELLAMY (Ensemble/Lollipop Guild/Crow/Scarecrow Understudy/Assistant Dance Captain) International Tour debut! Regional: Disney’s Newsies (Specs), Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (U/S LeFou), 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.
TROY BRUCHALSKI (Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz) is grateful to be joining The Wizard of Oz! He recently toured with the national tours of Spamalot (Sir Dennis Galahad, The Black Knight), Ragtime (Father) and Camelot (Sir Lionel). Recent credits include: Phantom (Phantom), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Showboat (Ravenal), and White Christmas (Bob Wallace). Troy would like to thank APEX for the continued opportunities, Mom and Dad for their unrelenting support, and his lovely fiancé Kat for being by his side every step of the way.
BLAKE BURGESS (Ensemble) is so honored to make his international debut with The Wizard of Oz. Blake also has toured the U.S. with Spamalot (Sir Bedevere). Regional credits include: Titanic, Of Mice and Men (Serenbe Playhouse), Sheltered ( Alliance Theater), Young Frankenstein (Atlanta Lyric Theater), and Big Fish (Theatrical Outfit). Blake is based in Atlanta, GA where he has appeared in several TV shows and movies on Netflix, HBO, and CBS. He would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support.
SARAH CAMMARATA (Dorothy) is gratified to be traveling down the yellow brick road in her international tour debut! Previously, she has sailed the high seas and traveled internationally as a lead vocalist with Viking Ocean Cruises, and has performed at various regional theaters across the United States. Regional/ favorite credits: Evita (Mistress), Junie B. Jones The Musical (Junie), All Shook Up (Natalie), Footloose (Urleen), Annie (Star to Be), Show Boat (Ellie), Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert understudy). Sending love & light to family, dear friends, and Chris!
JASON CARROLL (Ensemble/Lollipop Guild/Crow) is thrilled to be making his international tour debut with The Wizard of Oz! Favorite credits include: Vegas! the Show, Hello Dolly, Legally Blonde, Footloose, and Young Frankenstein. Many thanks to all of my friends, family and teachers! @Jason_CarrollNYC
SCOOB DECKER (Ensemble/Barrister/Henry/Gatekeeper/Professor Marvel/Wizard Understudy) is thrilled to be continuing this portion 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. Credits include Jim Bayliss in All My Sons (national tour), Jean Shephard in A Christmas Story, and Uncle Henry/Guard in Wizard of Oz. Much love and thanks to his fiancé Lizzie Webb (Music Director) and the APEX and Prather team.
MICA DOMINGUEZ-ROBINSON (Ensemble/Tree/Monkey) International tour debut! Regional credits: White Christmas (Betty), Evita (Eva Understudy/Ensemble), The Last Five Years (Cathy), The Secret Garden (Lily understudy), Company (Marta), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past), Carmen (Micaela), Swing! The Musical (Anne), Bye, Bye Birdie (Rosie); Silver Sea Cruise Lines, Dublin Worldwide Entertainment. Love to my family, friends and my Lion, James Francis @micadrobinson
PAIGE ELIZABETH (Ensemble/Monkey/Glinda and Wicked Witch Understudy) International Tour Debut! Proud Coastal Carolina University graduate. Favorite regional: Music of Denali, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Shrek: The Musical (Fiona). To my family: love you to the moon and back. @paigeeliza.beth paige-elizabeth.com/
JAMES FRANCIS (Zeke/Lion) International tour debut! National Tours: Wizard of Oz (Lion Understudy/Ensemble). Other 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
HOLLYN GAYLE (Ensemble/Tree/Dorothy Understudy) BFA MT Western Illinois University. Recent credits: Violet (Violet), Hello, Dolly! (Minnie Fay), and The Little Mermaid (Ariel understudy). Love to her husband, Alex, and her family and friends. Psalm 30:11-12. @hollyngayle. HollynGayle.com
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.
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
JACKIE KOSOFF (Ensemble/Lullaby League/Tree) First international tour! Regional credits include West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. BFA in Dance, Montclair State University.
YURINA KUTSUKAKE (Ensemble) International tour debut! She has her BFA in musical theater from Pace University and a minor in business and dance. She 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.IG @yuriqt Yurinak.com
CHRIS LEWIS (Hickory/Tin Man) is thrilled to be touring this beautiful show internationally! Cruise Ships: Royal Caribbean and Viking Ocean Cruises. US regional: Alliance Theatre, Theatre of the Stars, Fulton Theatre, TheatreZone, Springer Opera House, Prather Productions, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and more! Favorite credits: Annie with Sally Struthers, West Side Story (Tony), Oklahoma! (Curly), Sweeney Todd (Anthony) and Urinetown (Bobby). Much love to his family, this incredible team, and his better half Sarah (who plays Dorothy!) @christopherlewis89
EMILY PERZAN (Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West) is melting with joy to be making her international tour debut! A graduate of the HARTT Conservatory and film study at LAMDA. Emily is also an American Sign Language Interpreter. and supporter of Theater for All around the globe! Regional credits: Velma (Chicago), Lady of the Lake (Spamalot), Cassie (A Chrous Line), Rutledge (1776), Maureen (Rent), Elizabeth (Young Frankenstein), Vivienne (Legally Blonde), and Ursula (Little Mermaid). Big Thanks and Love to my family! IG: @emilyperzan www.emilyperzan.com
FRANK RUIZ (Ensemble/Lollipop Guild) International tour debut! Regional credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Saturday Night Fever (understudy Bobby) and West Side Story (Chino). He would like to thank Lauren and the entire APEX/Prather team for this incredible opportunity! Sending love to mom, dad and Grace! Frankruizactor.com
TOMMY WALLACE (Mayor/Crow/Ensemble/Tin Man Understudy) is thrilled to be returning to the company that started it all! Prather Productions: The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wizard of Oz, Sugar. Other credits: Chip- On The Town (Waxler Productions), Smee- Peter Pan (Fireside Theatre), George- The Drowsy Chaperone (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). International: Asst. Director/Choreographer Crazy For You (The Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China). Much love and gratitude to Lauren and the entire Prather team for bringing him along on this new adventure down the yellow brick road!
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.
ANDREW WHITE (Ensemble/Coroner/Nikko) is thrilled to return to PEG in the international tour of OZ, making his tour debut. Theatre credits: Peter Pan (Slightly) Dutch Apple Theatre, West Side Story (Baby John) Broadway Palm, A Chorus Line (Larry) Thank you to the cast and crew, friends and family for your ongoing support and love. Follow on Instagram: @andrewwhite13