DERRICK DAVIS (The Phantom) has covered the role of Billy Bigelow in the Broadway production of Carousel, created the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Douglas Tappin’s new work I Dream at Opera Carolina’s Knight Theater, starred as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, starred as Mufasa in the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, covered both Scar and Mufasa in The Lion King on Broadway, and starred as Curtis Taylor Jr. in Dreamgirls in Dallas Theater Center’s Tony Award-winning season. His concert career includes sold-out performances as a soloist of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s works with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as well as several solo concerts in New York City featuring his original works and holiday favorites. www.therealderrickdavis.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.
ROB LINDLEY (Monsieur André) Making his National Tour debut with Phantom. Chicago credits: Fun Home, The Tempermentals, Funnyman, Candide, Secret Garden, Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2, Caroline or Change, Carousel. Regional credits at: Long Wharf, Asolo Rep, and Shakespeare Theatre in D.C. Directing credits: 50 Shades!: The Original Musical Parody (Off- Broadway and National Tour), Far From Heaven, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, How to Succeed… Rob is a graduate and former instructor at The Second City Training Center and a long-time member of the musical improv ensemble Baby Wants Candy. Recordings: Bright Young People: The music of Noel Coward and Blanket of Winter (Foiled Again). Awards: Joseph Jefferson Award. Dedicated to his biggest cheerleader. Miss you Mom.
SUSAN MONIZ (Madame Giry). Broadway: Grease (Sandy & Rizzo). 1st National Tour: Fun Home (Helen). Regional: Follies (Sally, Chicago Shakespeare Theater); October Sky (Elsie, world premier); Peggy Sue Got Married (Peggy, world premiere); Kismet (Joseph Jefferson Award); Into the Woods, 9 to 5, Carousel (Marriott Theatre); The Merry Widow, The Sound Of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera); Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre); Phantom, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Fulton Theatre); Shadowlands, Spitfire Grill (Provision Theatre); Evita, BIG (Drury Lane Theatre). TV: “Chicago PD,” A&E’s “Romance, Romance.”
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.
SARAHGRACE MARIANI (Meg Giry) is beyond thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with The Phantom of the Opera. Credits include: An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Had She Never Asked Me (Dance Film), New York Theatre Barn. Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting for this incredible opportunity. And, to Dad, Mom, Hannah, and Julia, and everyone in my extra large family and fantastic circle of friends, thank you for believing in me.
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!
MICHAEL MALIAKEL (Porter, u/s Raoul). National Tour debut! Off-Broadway: Anything Can Happen: The Songs of Maury Yeston. Regional: She Loves Me (Georg), Monsoon Wedding (Hemant – World Premier), Bernstein’s MASS. TV: “FBI” (CBS), “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” First Prize – American Traditions Vocal Competition, Third Prize – Lotte Lenya Competition. Huge thanks to HCKR and Merri at TRC. Sarah – all my love. This one’s for you, ma! @mmaliakel
STEPHEN TEWKSBURY (Monsieur LeFevre/Firechief, u/s Monsieur Firmin) comes to you directly from the Broadway Company of Kinky Boots where he completed over 1,900 performances. Other Broadway shows include Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera. National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables. Thanks to Matthew and Kim for their never-ending support. Love to Trista.
DAVID FOLEY, JR. (Monsieur Reyer, u/s Monsieur Firmin). 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).
KAITLYN DAVIS (Princess, u/s Christine Daaé) is thrilled to rejoin the Phantom Company, after previously playing Christine. Stage: Lakmé, Candide (Cunegonde), Concert: Americans in Rome at Carnegie Hall. TV: “Law & Order: SVU.” Her solo EP of original music, “You Got Me,” is available everywhere digital music is sold. Love to her family, which now officially includes her husband Max. @KaitlynNicole_Davis
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 the whole UIA team and to Tara Rubin Casting. And so much love to her parents and to Simon their endless encouragement and support. Instagram: @emma_joyce
KATHRYN MCCREARY (Wild Woman, u/s Carlotta Giudicelli) is elated to be back in the Opera House! Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q. NY Theatre: The New Yorkers (Encores!), Subways are for Sleeping (York Theatre), Ailey’s Revelations (City Center). Regional: …Spelling Bee (Rona); Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ); Caroline, or Change (Radio). Thanks to Dave at Hoff, John, Dewey, Dad, Jess and Mom. KathrynMcCreary.com
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 Lakey Wolff & Co.! @ShaneOhmer
NICHOLAS RANAURO (Slave Master) is stoked to be joining Phantom! BFA Juilliard Dance 2014. New York Theatre:Brigadoon, NYCC Encores!; Seeing You (Jim); The Broadway Dance Lab. Tours: Joseph… Dreamcoat, Elf, iLuminate. Companies: Keigwin & Company, Cia Tania Perez Salas. TV: NBC’s “Maya and Marty.” GYROTONIC® certified. Endless gratitude for his wonderful family.
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.
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
TRAVIS TAYLOR (Jeweler, Passarino, u/s The Phantom, u/s Monsieur Andre, u/s Ubaldo Piangi) is thrilled be apart of this spectacular show. Big shout out to Chicago, IL where he went to school and worked with: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Marriott Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and Porchlight Music Theatre. Regional: Fulton Theatre, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, And Little Theatre on the Square. Enjoy the show!
PATRICK DUNN (Hairdresser, u/s The Phantom) is rhapsodic to join this legendary show. Coming directly from the first national tour of Waitress other credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), & Hal Prince’s latest Candide (u/s Candide). Love to Emma, family, & HAA/UIA. @ThePattyDWagon. TCB.
QUINTO OTT (Don Attilio) is excited to return to Phantom after having originated and played this role for nearly four years. Recent credits: world premiere new musical Treasure Island (Fulton Theatre); The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Oliver!, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Mac-Haydn Theatre); Featured company member with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Reading: A Most Dangerous Man; An American Opera. www.quintoott.com
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.
CHARLOTTE HOVEY (Corps de Ballet) is beyond thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with her dream show, Phantom! She studied with Boston Ballet, Ballet West, Bossov Ballet Theatre and South Shore Ballet Theatre. She then joined Columbia Classical Ballet Company at the age of 17. Regional credits: A Chorus Line (Kristine), Forum (Tintinabula), Fiddler on the Roof (Ensemble). Special thanks to family, friends and teachers for their incredible love, support and guidance.
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!
AUSTIN SORA (Corps de Ballet). Originally from Toronto, Canada, Austin is thrilled to be making her national tour debut in The Phantom of the Opera! Regional: A Chorus Line (Connie), Titanic. Dance: Bruce Wood Dance (Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series). Education: Marymount Manhattan College (BFA). Special thanks to my family for their love and support, and to MSA and Tara Rubin Casting for this opportunity!
TARA SWEENEY (Corps de Ballet), 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.
DANIELLA DALLI (Swing). National Tour: The Sound of Music. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Les Misérables (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! www.danielladalli.com
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!
Broadway/National Tour: Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Parade. Other: Music Man (Marian); Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel); Les Misérables (Cosette); …Whorehouse (Angel); Sweeney Todd, Lincoln Center/ PBS; A Little Night Music (Fredrika), Philadelphia Orchestra; South Pacific (Nellie), Gulf Coast Symphony; Omaha, NJ, Steamboat Springs Symphony. Love to Max.
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 where he received his vocal training from Darla Thompson, Gloria Stephens and Kim Frie of DISD. He later went on to receive his dance training at the University of Oklahoma. Adryan is so thankful to be a part of this Phantom legacy. He thanks his family and friends for their continued support.
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!
MICKI WEINER (Swing). An original 25th anniversary touring cast member, Micki is thrilled to be back with her Phantom family. NYC: The Chase Brock Experience, New York Theatre Ballet. Tours: Zorro. Regional: Chase Brock’s The Nutcracker (Flat Rock Playhouse), How To Succeed (Goodspeed Opera). Commercial: Dance On Broadway (Nintendo Wii & PS3). Associate Choreographer of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Children’s Theatre Company/The Old Globe). Thanks to Take 3 and love to my family! mickiweiner.com