QUENTIN OLIVER LEE (The Phantom) Quentin is deeply honored to play The Phantom. Select credits include – Broadway: Prince of Broadway(U/S). Regional/Tour: Porgy and Bess (Porgy U/S), Festival of The Lion King (Scar), Encores! Golden Apple (Ensemble), I Dream (Ensemble). Opera: La Bohème (Schunard), Carmen (Escamillo), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni). Quentin was a Regional Finalist at the MET Opera Council Auditions and is an Alumnus of Northern Arizona University. He is also a proud Equity member. Many thanks be to God, Angie, family, friends, Tara Rubin Casting and all who support the arts. www.QuentinOliverLee.com
EVA TAVARES (Christine Daaé) Eva is thrilled to be fulfilling a life-long dream! She is a graduate of the UBC Opera Program and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program. Previous credits include: Maria in West Side Story, Anne in A Little Night Music and most recently, the world premiere Sousatzka starring Victoria Clark. Eva is active in the dance community, most recently choreographing Die Fledermaus for Vancouver Opera. Special thanks to all who have supported her along this journey, including Una, Ernest, Ian, Nana, countless amazing friends and “aunties,” the Talent House team, Merri & Tara Rubin Casting, Vicki, David, Seth, SJF, MBP, CT and KRM. Follow Tavares @eva.l.tavares
JORDAN CRAIG (Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny) Jordan is making his National Tour debut with The Phantom of the Opera! Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jordan got most of his early training performing with Houston Grand Opera, the Alley Theatre, and many others. He graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South after pursuing a double major in English and Theatre Performance. Some of his favorite past credits include Next to Normal (Henry) at the Alliance Theatre and Geva Theatre Center, Spring Awakening (Melchior) at Actor’s Express, Hairspray (Corny Collins) with RCCL Productions and Legally Blonde (Kyle) at the Lyric Theatre. Special thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, Meg and Katie at Meg Pantera, the Agency and my ever supportive family! Finally, a hug and a kiss to Iuliia Alekseeva! Я люблю тебя!
TRISTA MOLDOVAN (Carlotta Giudicelli) Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine, 10,000th performance). National Tour: White Christmas (Betty Haynes), Bridges of Madison County (Francesca u/s, performed), The Phantom of the Opera (Christine, Denver Ovation nomination). Select Regional: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Arkansas Rep (Maggie); 1776, Pittsburg Public (Abigail); World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility, Denver Center (Sophia Grey). TV: All My Children, Guiding Light, Celebrity Ghost Stories. Proud Actor’s Equity member. Baldwin Wallace alum. Love to Stephen and family.
DAVID BENOIT (Monsieur Firmin) delighted to be part of the Phantom Company. Most recently he appeared in William Finn’s reworking of Romance in Hard Times (Polly) at Barrington Stage. David has appeared in both the Broadway and National Touring companies of: Jekyll and Hyde (Bishop/Spider), Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie) and Les Misérables (Thénardier). Broadway: Dance of the Vampires. National Tour: Young Frankenstein(Kemp/Blind Hermit), All Shook Up (Sheriff Earl), Forbidden Broadway (Japan & U.S.), The Captain’s Daughter (Pugachev) at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Off Broadway: Forbidden Broadway: 10th Anniversary & Summer Shock!, Forever Plaid (Sparky) The Big Bang (Jed), Forbidden Hollywood (Chicago Co.). Regional: Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Adding Machine (Mr. Zero – Helen Hayes Best actor nom.), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye). Special Thanks to the Pete(s) and Zach at Talent House. For: Mom, Dad.
EDWARD STAUDENMAYER (Monsieur André) Returns to Phantom after starring as Emile de Becque in South Pacific at the Guthrie. Broadway: Wonderland and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Ed spent 23 years with Forbidden Broadway, taking him Off Broadway, around the world and onto three cast recordings. Tours and regional: Anything Goes, A Room With A View, Spamalot, Spamilton, Beauty and the Beast, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Joseph…, Cats, Noises Off. Nominations: Helen Hayes, Barrymore and National Theater Awards. UCLA Graduate.
KRISTIE DALE SANDERS (Madame Giry) Broadway: Cabaret, Evita, Next Fall, The Phantom of the Opera, Urinetown & The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: Dream of the Burning Boy; Johnny Guitar; A Class Act; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. With over a hundred regional credits favorites include: Beauty and the Beast, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, King Lear, Trust, Cover of Life, Intimate Apparel, Threepenny Opera, Private Lives, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Anna Karenina, Merry Wives of Windsor & Exit the King. She co-created and performed several cabarets throughout the United States, performed at Carnegie Hall in My Favorite Broadway Diva and been a soloist for the New Haven Symphony, Broadway Pops Series. Kristie has also toured Japan and the US with Labor of Love, performed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, sung in Germany & Austria with The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as danced throughout Sweden and Canada. TV: All My Children, The Wire. Check out her websites: EarthPowerStones.com and KristieDaleSanders.com. Much Love to Gregory, Jason and family.
PHUMZILE SOJOLA (Ubaldo Piangi) Phumzile is excited to join this production! Broadway: Original Cast of Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton); The Gershwinʼs Porgy and Bess (Peter). Off-Broadway: Three Moʼ Tenors. Opera: La Bohème (Rodolfo), Carmen (Don Jose), Aida (Messenger), Lost in The Stars (Leader), Lucie de Lammermoor (Edgar), Così fan tutte (Ferrando), Lʼetoile (Herrisson), Trouble Island (Popo), Treemonisha (Cephus), The Crucible (Giles Corey). International: La Biennale di Venezia, Opera de Lyon, Edinburgh International Festival. Thanks to my village of mentors and family especially my two hearts, AJ and Zani.
EMILY RAMIREZ (Meg Giry) Grew up in Katy, TX. Professional companies include BalletMet and Charlotte Ballet. Notable roles: “Sugarplum Fairy” (Nutcracker), “Odille” (Swan Lake). Regional credits include The Addams Family (Morticia Addams), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Stage Kiss (Millicent/Laurie), Rock of Ages (Ensemble/Dance Captain). Emily is also a dance instructor, choreographer, writer, and voiceover artist. Love to Chase!!
EMMA GRIMSLEY (Princess, u/s Christine Daaé) is honored to be making her National Tour debut with The Phantom of the Opera. Regional credits include: Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Glory Denied (Young Alyce), Candide (Cunegonde), Die Zauberflöte (Papagena). Off-Broadway: ¡Figaro! (90210), The Secret Garden. Infinite thanks to her parents, Simon, Kristen and Vanessa at UIA, and Tara Rubin Casting for their encouragement and support!
MARK EMERSON (Auctioneer) is thrilled to be on his first National Tour with Phantom. London: Prior in Angels in America (Lyric Hammersmith). NYC: A Picture of Autumn (Mint Theater), Drat! The Cat! (Opening Doors), Viva Los Bastarditos! (NYC Fringe and Encore Series). Regional: Sunday in the Park with George (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Merton in Merton of the Movies (Dorset Theatre Festival), The Wiz and Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse). He is a graduate of Northwestern University and received his MFA in acting from UCSD. Much love to Family and Jake!
CONSTANTINE PAPPAS (Porter, u/s Raoul) Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables. Off-Off Broadway: Dragon Slayer. Opera:In My Mind’s Eye, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, Cosi fan tutte. Film: Underclassmen, Firefall: An Epic Family Adventure. Series:Ruthless Spectator. Glory to God, much love to Mom, Dad, Chrysanthe, Evangelia, and Avalon Artists. constandpappas.com
JAY LUSTECK (Monsieur LeFévre, Firechief) is thrilled to be part of this new Tour! Recently on Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities (Original Company, cast recording). NYC/Off Broadway: Pipe Dream (cast recording), Fanny, Juno, Of Thee I Sing, Kismet (City Center Encores!) Damn Yankees (Summer Stars!), The Bells of Christmas and Beowulf (Irish Repertory Theater) and Showboat in concert at Carnegie Hall. National Tours: Deaf West’s Big River (Pap/King/Silas) and The Phantom of the Opera 1st & 3rd National Tours (Buquet, u/s Firmin, u/s Piangi). Regionally: 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), Tale of Two Cities, The Full Monty (Dave), The Producers (Mr. Marks, et al), Sweeney Todd (Beadle/Pirelli), The Mikado (Mikado), The Most Happy Fella (Tony). Proud AEA member. Love to Shevhan and Eliza!
DAVID FOLEY, JR. (Monsieur Reyer) New York/National tours: Shrek the Musical (Shrek u/s), Forbidden Broadway, NEWSical. Film: The Flight Before Christmas (Lifetime). Favorite regional credits: Nathan in Guys and Dolls (STAGES St. Louis, Kevin Kline Award nomination), Burrs in The Wild Party (freeFall Theatre Company), Marlin in Finding Nemo the Musical. David is a graduate of Boston University and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. All my love, KD3!
VICTOR WALLACE (Joseph Buquet) Broadway: Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! final cast. National Tours: Les Misérables (Enjolras), The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul u/s). Vegas: Mamma Mia! (Sky & Sam). Regional: Dragone’s Carmen (La Jolla), The Girl in the Frame (Adirondack Theatre Festival). At Sea: RCCL’s Original Casts of Hairspray (Corny), Chicago (Billy). TV: “Y&R,” “Sunset Beach,” “Las Vegas.” BFA Ithaca College.
MARGUERITE WILLBANKS (Wardrobe Mistress, u/s Madame Giry) Broadway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Madame de la GrandeBouche). National Tours: A Christmas Story the Musical!, Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Maria, TUTS), Paramour (She, Old Globe), Souvenir (Florence Foster Jenkins, Milwaukee Rep), Pride and Prejudice (Mrs. Bennett, NYMF).
JORDAN ENSIGN (Princess, u/s Christine Daaé) is honored to be joining the touring cast of Phantom and understudying for her dream role. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she was last seen touring the U.S. with The Panto Company USA as Daisy Blossom in Rumplestiltskin. Opera credits: Falstaff (Nannetta), The Threepenny Opera (Polly Peachum), and The Ballad of Baby Doe (Baby Doe). Awards: First place/Chicago NATS, Grand Finalist/Dayton Opera Guild. Jordan holds an M.M in Opera from DePaul University (2014) and a B.M. in Opera from Wheaton College (2012). Endless thanks to my beautiful family, to Mike, Anne and Joan for your unending support, Merri Sugarman, and Tara Rubin Casting for this thrilling opportunity.
SARAH MOSSMAN (Wildwoman) Sarah Mossman is elated to be joining The Phantom of the Opera Tour! Currently based in New York City, Sarah is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, and an honors graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mossman has been hailed for her “outstanding … beautiful soprano voice” (Westlake-Westshore Arts Council) and as “glorious … demonstates a characterization that shines from within” (thestage.co.uk).
Sarah made her West End debut in Till the Clouds Roll By: The Evergreen Songs of Jerome Kern in July of 2014 at the St. James Theatre and returned to London to perform her one woman show, Love Sick, at the Pheasantry this past March. Since moving to NYC, Sarah has appeared in many cabarets and shows, including the Light Opera of New York’s production of The Only Girl, Apotheosis Opera’s production of Tannhäuser, and multiple cabarets at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre including 99 Problems but a D*ck Ain’t One and Love Sick. She also performed in Gaybraham Lincoln: The Musical in the Thespis Theater Festival and the new musical workshop of Liverpool Trading.
During her years in training, Mossman added many roles to her list of stage credits, including (but not limited to) Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide, Miss Crowe in A Man of No Importance, Lucy Schmeeler, Hildy, and Flossie in On the Town, Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Carrie in Roger and Hammerstein’s Carousel, The Plaintiff, Angelina, in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, the comedic stepsister Noemie in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Serpetta in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. It was during this time that Mossman made her professional debut at the College Light Opera Company, singing the roles of Marsha Tenbrock in Sally and Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone. Additionally, she performed ensemble and comprimario roles in their productions of Ruddigore, The Music Man, Anything Goes, Brigadoon, and many more.
Sarah has won many awards including the Pauline Thesmacher award in vocal achievement at CIM (2013), the NATS first prize in musical theatre (2013), the Cincinnati Overture Award for best vocalist (2009), the Cincinnati Cappie Award for best vocalist in a musical as Marian in The Music Man (2008), and Honorable Mentions in the NATS 2011 Competition and the 2008 NFAA Young Arts Competition.
Sarah could not be happier to be a part of The Phantom of the Opera, the first show she ever saw on Broadway. Sarah wants to thank her family and friends for all their love and support over the year as she has chased her dreams!
SHANE OHMER (Slave Master, Asst. Dance Captain) Cincinnati born! Dance/Theater: Flashdance Natl. Tour, The Metropolitan Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Bad Boys of Dance Int. Natl. Tour, Whim W’him, River North Dance Company. Commercial: “David Letterman,” Dos Equis, GQ, Armani Exchange. So much love to my incredible family, Phantom cast/crew and CESD!
BLAKE ZELESNIKAR (Slave Master) is thrilled to be with such an amazing production! He has been dancing since the age of six and The Phantom of the Opera is definitely a favorite. Recent credits include: An American in Paris (National Tour), Radio City Summer Spectacular, Mariah Carey, and The Bad Boys of Dance.
STEPHEN MITCHELL BROWN (Jeweler, Passarino) Broadway & National Tour: Jekyll & Hyde (2013 Revival). Regional: Les Misérables (Valjean – Cleveland Critics Award – Best Actor), The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven), Jane Eyre (Rochester – Suzi Bass Award – Best Actor). Special thanks: Eddie and Take 3, Merri and Tara Rubin Casting, Seth, EMG. For Mom, Dad and my everythings, Leah & Raylen. stephenmitchellbrown.com
CARMEN VASS (Madame Firmin, Confidante) West End: Phantom (original production, 25th Anniversary Celebration – Royal Albert Hall), Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe. Off West End: Peter Pan, Call Me Madam, 13 Days. UK National Tour: Phantom, Chuckles of Oz, Carl Rosa Opera Company (UK & US tours). Web-series: It’s Not Easy Being Green. Carmen is delighted to be continuing her Phantom journey with the US touring family! She sends much love & thanks to her family, friends, and Bohemia Group.
TRAVIS TAYLOR (Hairdresser) is thrilled to be a part of this spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera. He is a native of Chicago who grew up in Texas. Travis received a BFA in musical theatre from Roosevelt University. Thanks: this incredible artistic team, his family and friends, and always Lindsay.
ADAM BASHIAN (Don Attilio) Broadway: In Transit (OCR), National Tour: The Phantom of the Opera (original 2013 cast). Other favorites: On Your Toes (Encores!), Tamar of the River (OCR), Edwin, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, two seasons with NYGASP. Film/TV: House of Cards, Oddities. Bass voice in Meredith Monk’s “Songs of Ascension” (Grammy nom). Thanks to Seth, Tara Rubin Casting, DSM, and my family. AdamBashian.com @AdamBashian
HERB PORTER (Policeman in Pit, u/s Raoul) Making his National Tour debut with Phantom. Regional: West Side Story, Les Misérables, Young Frankenstein, My Fair Lady. Graduated from Denison University with a Biology degree. Columbus, OH native. Special thanks to the Phantom team and the Krasny Office. Mom, Dad, Molly, and Will this is for you.
MCKENNA BIRMINGHAM (Corps de Ballet) Credits: L.A. Dance Project, Kathryn Posin Dance Company, Radio City Rockette Christmas Spectacular (Clara) and Metropolitan Ballet. Awards: Dance Spirit Magazine’s “It Girl” (2007). Education: The Juilliard School (BFA), Booker T Washington HSPVA, Dance Continuum. So many thanks to my family, friends and teachers who love and support me!
DANIELA FILIPPONE (Corps de Ballet) Credits include: The Metropolitan Opera’s Khovanshchina, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The New York Spectacular and The Bad Boys of Dance International Tour Romeo and Juliet (Juliet). Daniela is beyond excited to be joining The Phantom of the Opera! Thank you Mom, Marisa and Scott for your endless love and support.
JORDAN LOMBARDI (Corps de Ballet) is originally from Linthicum, Maryland. She has performed on multiple international tours with the Bad Boys of Dance as the principle female in the show ROCK The Ballet and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet). Jordan is excited and thankful to be making her national tour debut in Phantom. Immense love and thanks to her family & friends!
KATE MUELLER (Corps de Ballet, u/s Meg Giry) is ecstatic to be making her National tour debut with The Phantom of the Opera. Regional credits: Chicago (June), West Side Story (Velma). BFA from Wright State University. Lots of love and thanks to her family and friends! katemueller.net
DANIELLE REINSTEIN (Corps de Ballet) is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with Phantom. Credits include: The Francesca Harper Project, Steps Repertory Ensemble, Alvin Ailey (Memoria, NY City Center). Martha Hill 2014 Young Professional Award. Education: Ailey/Fordham BFA, Mass Ballet. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Josh, Sammi, Tom, and my friends and family for your love and support!
ALLY TAYLOR SACKS (Corps de Ballet) is ecstatic to be making her National Tour debut with Phantom! She trained at New Jersey School of Ballet under the direction of Carolyn Clark, George Tomal, Paul McRae and Carolyn Tener Brown. After receiving her BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she performed for Brenda Neville, Karole Armitage (Guggenheim Museum) and was featured in a Batsheva piece at Springboard Dance Montreal. Professional credits include Clara in Nutcracker (Paper Mill Playhouse), La Bayadere with the Kirov Ballet (Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center), and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Ally would like to give a huge shout out and thanks to her family and friends for all of their love and support!
DANIELLA DALLI (Swing) National Tour: The Sound of Music. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Les Miserables (Fantine), I Do! I Do! (Agnes), Showboat (Julie LaVerne), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Allegro (Marjorie Taylor). Thanks to BRS/ Gage, Jacquelynne and Trista!
Love to Franklin!
DAN DEBENPORT (Swing) Dan is thrilled to be a member of the Phantom family! Favorite credits: The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp), Les Misérables (Bishop of Digne), The Music Man (Oliver Hix, 1st National Tour), many other classics and exciting new works. TV: Law & Order: SVU (Judge Aidala), 3 feature films and counting. Baylor University and SWBTS grad. Thanks to my supportive and loving family. Reach for the stars and hold fast to the Hand that hung them!
SARAH DEBIASE (Swing) is originally from Morgantown, WV and is thrilled to join The Phantom of the Opera tour! She holds a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College where she was privileged to work with many talented choreographers, including Edwaard Liang, Stephen Petronio and Doug Varone. Upon graduation, Sarah was awarded the Gold Key for excellence in ballet. Professional credits include: Can-Can (Paper Mill Playhouse), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Metropolitan Opera’s Khovanshchina, and Tokyo Disney’s Encore! as the featured pas de deux. Much love to family and friends for their endless support!
EDWARD JUVIER (Swing, u/s Monsieur André, u/s Ubaldo Piangi) Broadway/Tour: Les Misérables. NY: Fanny (York). Regional/Stock: STAGES St Louis (Theater Circle, BWW Awards), Tuachan, Riverside, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Allenberry, Ivoryton, Forestburgh. Graduate of Boston Conservatory.
ADRYAN MOOREFIELD (Swing) hails from the great city of Dallas, TX. He received his BFA in Modern Dance Performance from the University of Oklahoma. In 2014, he received his Masters in Information Technology – Cyber Security from Florida Institute of Technology. Adryan was a principal dancer with The Philadelphia Dance Company, affectionately known as Philadanco!
LILY ROSE PECK (Swing, Dance Captain) is proud and very excited to be joining this new cast of The Phantom of the Opera! After closing the last US National tour of Phantom, she is glad to be back doing a show she loves so much. Lily graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet, studied on scholarship with The Alvin Ailey School and American Ballet Theater where she won the Coca-Cola National Training Scholarship. Her other credits include Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet and The Santa Fe Opera. Much thanks to family and friends who have inspired and supported me throughout my life. Love you all!
JESSICA WAGNER (Swing) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut with Phantom! Off- B’Way/NY: Li’l Abner (Daisy Mae), The Girl Who Came To Supper (Mary). International: Ruddygore Revisited (Rose). Regional: My Fair Lady (Eliza), The Sound Of Music (Maria), Anything Goes (Reno), Always… Patsy Cline (Patsy). BFA: NYU (CAP21). www.jessicawagner.net