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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 (Scarecrow/Hunk) 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 wife Kat for being by his side every step of the way.
PAIGE BUTZ (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in The Wizard of Oz International Tour! She was born in Florida and currently resides in New York City. Paige has performed in numerous national tours and regional theaters. She was most recently seen in the 25th anniversary tour of In the Mood. Her favorite credits include: Grease on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, Footloose (Ariel), The Addams Family, Hairspray and Jesus Christ Superstar. All the love to her family for their endless support. www.paigebutz.com
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 wife Lizzie Webb (Music Director) and the APEX and Prather team.
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
DANT’E HILL (Lollipop Guild/Crow/Ensemble) is so excited to making is international tour debut in The Wizard of Oz! He is so excited to be apart of the Prather family! Some of his recent credits include: Annie (Bert Healy understudy), 42nd Street (Ensemble), ELF: The Musical (Swing), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Gad, Judah understudy)! He cannot wait to experience this show! He thanks his family and friends for the on going support!
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 husband Troy, for his forever love, support, and laughs. Esther 4:14 www.divorcedyetdevoted.com
MATTHEW BLAKE JOHNSON (Mayor/Crow/Ensemble) can’t believe he’s actually on his first international tour! U.S. credits include: A Christmas Carol (National Tour), Camelot, The Lion in Winter, Young Frankenstein, South Pacific, The Toxic Avenger, Anything Goes, The Lost Colony. Film: Through A Class Darkly. BFA East Carolina University. For more, check out @matthew_blake_johnson or www.matthewblakejohnson.net.
JACKIE KOSOFF (Ensemble/Lullaby League/Tree/Dance Captain) 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. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Maya, and Adam.
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
JOEL KAIMAKANI LIBED (Winkie General/Ensemble) International tour debut! Hawaii born, Joel has traveled to 48 countries on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruiselines. Regional: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), Newsies (Jack), Mamma Mia (Pepper), and Legally Blonde (Emmett). He’s excited to travel down the yellow brick road! www.joelibed.com IG: joellibedny
SARAH LINDSEY (Lullaby League/Ensemble) is so excited to travel through the Emerald City with this amazing cast. Previous credits include AIDA Cruises, In the Mood tour, RWS Winterfest, Denali National Park (Choreographer). Axelrod Performing Arts Center (Aida, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Much love to my dweeb. SarahLindseynyc.com
Murphy (Toto) is a white Brussels Griffon/Terrier mix. Murphy was rescued from the SPCA in Chandler, AZ by Lizzie Webb (Music Director) and her husband 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 be back on tour with Oz after a summer off, where he spent time in the mountains of Montana chasing squirrels and sleeping in the sun.
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
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
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
MEGAN URZ (Tree/Ensemble/Dorothy Understudy) is over the rainbow to be joining the Oz international tour! Favorite Prather credits: Annie (Star To Be), Lucky Stiff (Annabel Glick), and My Fair Lady (Ensemble). Proud Northern Kentucky University (SOTA) graduate. All my love and thanks to God, Prather and APEX, family, and friends!
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