Broadway: The Lion King (Mufasa/Scar cover), Tour/Regional: Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.), The Lion King (Mufasa), Show Boat, You’re It! Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Die Fledermaus. TV: Dangerous Liaisons, Dancing With the Stars, Live With Regis and Kelly, The View. Film: Can a Song Save Your Life. Concert: Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert (Featured Soloist), A Journey Through Love (solo concert), A Christmas Journey (solo concert). Derrick has two albums available online: A Christmas Journey & Life Music. Eternally grateful to God for this dream realized!
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 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!
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.
Is 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.
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.
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 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.
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!!
Kaitlyn is thrilled to join the Phantom Company! Regional credits include: Lakmé, Candide (Cunegonde) and Into the Woods (Cinderella). Television: Law & Order: SVU. Kaitlyn holds an M.M. in Opera from Rutgers University and would like to thank her parents, Max, Merri Sugarman and the Phantom team for making this dream come true.
Mark 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!
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 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!
Broadway: Finding Neverland (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, dir: Diane Paulus/choreo: Mia Michaels). Off-Broadway: Bunnicula (Daryl Roth Theatre), The Prince and the Pauper (Lamb’s Theatre). National/International: The 101 Dalmatians Musical (dir. Jerry Zaks/choreo. Warren Carlyle). Recordings: Bunnicula (Yellow Sound Lab), The Prince and the Pauper (Jay Records).
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.
Broadway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Madame de la Grande Bouche), National Tours: A Christmas Story the Musical!, Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden. Marguerite was seen in the award winning Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as Mrs. Bennett at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. She has performed across the country in such regional theatres as The Old Globe – San Diego, St. Louis MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse and Theatre Under The Stars – Houston among others. Concert venues include Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra). Marguerite can be heard on several motion picture soundtracks including Disney’s Enchanted. Love to my family and Jeff!
Jordan 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 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!
Ted is thrilled to be touring the country with PHANTOM! Originally from Pennsylvania, he began his classical ballet training at the North Carolina School of the Arts and continued his education at The Rock School of PA Ballet and Indiana University. Ted went on to dance with Richmond Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Smuin Ballet of San Francisco and The National Choreographers Initiative. Favorite theater credits include Fiddler on the Roof (tour) and Young Frankenstein. Thanks always to family, friends and teachers! @tedkeener
Broadway: Chaplin (OBC), Cinderella, An American in Paris (OBC), NYC: Fiorello (City Center Encores). National Tours: Cinderella. Regional: West Side Story (Paper Mill Playhouse); Mary Poppins (Marriott Theatre); Aladdin, Damn Yankees, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Footloose, Shrek (The MUNY). Adam also danced with Pennsylvania Ballet, Sarasota Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet.
Edward is beyond grateful to join this new tour of Phantom. A native of Houston, TX, he appeared in the Broadway and National Tour companies of Les Misérables. Other NY credits: Fanny (York), Smoking Bloomberg (NYMF, Best of Fest Award), Drat! The Cat! (ODTC), Triumph of Love (AMN). Regionally, Edward has appeared in many theatres across the country including Stages St. Louis, Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Southern Utah, Riverside Theater in Florida, Theatreworks in Palo Alto, Ivoryton Playhouse in Connecticut, Allenberry Playhouse in Central PA and Forestburgh Playhouse in the NY Catskills, among others. Some Regional/Stock credits: Disney’s Aladdin (Genie, Regional Premiere), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho, Kevin Kline Nomination), I Do! I Do! (Michael), Bat Boy (Rick/Lorraine), Guys & Dolls (Nicely-Nicely), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Max), Man of La Mancha (Sancho Panza), Footloose (Shaw Moore), I Love You…Now Change (Man 2), Oklahoma! (Jud), A Funny…Forum (Pseudolus). His voice has also been featured on the animated series of Pokemon and Fighting Foodons. Special thanks to my family and friends for constant support and encouragement. Edward is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and lives in New York.
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 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.
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
Jim thrilled to be joining The Phantom of Opera! National Tour: Spring Awakening. Regional: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Voice of Quasimodo), A Little Night Music (Henrik), Memphis (Huey Calhoun) and The Circus in Winter (Gordon). Jim appears with Symphony Orchestras all over the USA. Thanks to Kasey, CGF and family.
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!
Julie is thrilled to be touring with The Phantom of the Opera! Credits include Rob Ashford’s Carousel at the Lyric Opera of Chicago featuring Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale, Die Fledermaus at Houston Grand Opera and Young Frankenstein directed by Kevin P. Hill. Ballet company credits include Nashville Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Ballet Neo, Artisan Dance Company (NY); favorites include work by Twyla Tharp, Susan Marshall among others! Film: Valentine, featuring Leslie Browne. Commercial: “Under Armour” Featuring Misty Copeland. Julie has trained at University of Cincinnati (CCM, Magna Cum Laude), Interlochen Arts Academy, American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet School. Proud member of AEA, AGMA, Mensa. So many thanks to Merri Sugarman and Tara Rubin Casting, Momma, Dad, Susu, Laur and Hayls.
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.
Abigail is a New York City native. She received training at the School of American Ballet where she danced numerous children’s roles with New York City Ballet and New York City Opera where she had the pleasure of performing the “Little Girl” in 110 in the Shade with Susan Stroman choreography. Ms. Mentzer danced as a Soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet for 11 years. In that time she performed many works by world renowned choreographers including the Pas de Quatre in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake, Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun and “Hermia” in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Movie credits include Corps de Ballet dancer in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. Ms. Mentzer was named Pointe Magazine’s “Very Impressive Performer” in 2008. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.
Lily 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!
Ally 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!
Steve is elated to join this production of The Phantom of the Opera. NYC: On Your Toes and Paint Your Wagon at (Encores!). Regional: Fulton Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny. B.F.A. Otterbein University. Many thanks to The Mine and Tara Rubin Casting. Love to “the circus” and, above all, his loving wife, Liz.
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 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 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!
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
Adryan 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!
Tara, a Kansas City native, is classically trained in both ballet and voice, having studied with The Kansas City Ballet, Ballet School of Chicago, American Ballet Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts with Melissa Hayden and the Music Arts Institute. Favorite credits include: Spamalot (2nd National Tour), The Phantom of the Opera (European Tour), Hello, Dolly! (Dance Captain), Guys & Dolls (Havana Specialty), Steel Pier (Precious McGuire), Children of Eden (Yonah) and Cats (Rumpleteazer). Thank you so much to Ann, Ms. Jane, Niko, Mom and Dad for their love and support.