Telly Leung (Aladdin). Broadway & national tour: In Transit, Allegiance (with George Takei and Lea Salonga), Godspell, Rent (final Broadway company), Wicked (Boq, Chicago company), Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song. Off-Broadway: MTC’s The World of Extreme Happiness. Television: Wes the Warbler on “Glee,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Deadbeat,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” He has released two solo albums - I’ll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016). BFA Carnegie Mellon University. Website www.tellyleung.com
Major Attaway (Genie). Joyous Broadway debut! Regional: Hot Mikado (Mikado), Stagger Lee (T-Bone), Hands on a Hardbody (Ronald), Little Shop of Horrors (A2), Ain’t Misbehavin (Ken), Frosty the Snowman (Frosty). Video game: Battleborn (Ghalt). Dreams do come true! Love to Mom, Dad, and Darbo! Instagram and Twitter @majorattaway
Arielle Jacobs (Jasmine). Arielle is so excited to be in Agrabah! She’s previously starred on Broadway in In The Heights (Nina) across from creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and in Wicked (Nessa). Regional: Rent (Mimi); Into the Woods (The Bakers Wife). Arielle originated the roles of (Farhad) in Farhad, or the Secret of Being Off-Broadway, (Gabriella) in the National Tour of Disney’s High School Musical, (Nina) in the 1st National Tour of In The Heights, and (Jasmine) in the Australian company of Disney’s Aladdin. She’s performed on many of America’s greatest stages including Lincoln Center in NYC and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Her debut solo album “A Leap in the Dark” came out this year and is available in the lobby. Thanks to Mom and Dad, my big bro Adam (the original Aladdin), Casey, Disney, and my diamond in the rough, JJ. @ArielleJacobs
After playing Scar on Broadway, the national tour, and in Singapore, Patrick is very happy to rejoin the Disney family in Agrabah! Since leaving The Lion King, Patrick has played Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Dr. Watson in Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville...,and Callahan in Legally Blond the musical. Other credits include Caesar and Cleopatra, On the 20th Century, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Easy Virtue (The Shaw Festival), The Rocky Horror Show, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bent, Blood Brothers and the national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. FB/IG @iampatrickbrown
Steel Burkhardt (Kassim). Last seen on Broadway (also West End) as Berger in Hair, Steel is happy to be back on Broadway in Aladdin. Off-Broadway: Much Ado About Nothing, Delacorte (Jack O’Brien) and Jukebox Jackie, La Mama (Scott Wittman). Regional appearances include Murder Ballad (TUTS) and Guys and Dolls (Great Lakes). Baldwin Wallace graduate. Love to Purple House Tribe, Tony. “One in a million.” @steelburkhardt
Brian Gonzales (Babkak). Broadway: One Man, Two Guv’nors (Francis u/s). Broadway/tour: Shrek (Ensemble, Shrek/Farquaad u/s), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee/Panch/Coneybear u/s). Regional: productions at theatres across the country including Fly at Dallas Theater Center, Aladdin (Babkak) at The 5th Ave Seattle. TV: “Law & Order.”
Brad Weinstock (Omar). Broadway debut! National Tours: Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli), Wicked (Boq). Broadway in Chicago: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip). Regional: Sweeney Todd (Geva), Hero (Asolo Rep). Northwestern graduate. He was also a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Movie Week.” Thanks to Mom, Dad, and to Bug, who is a wish granted. @mrbradweinstock
JC Montgomery (Sultan). Broadway: Shuffle Along, Big Fish, The Scottsboro Boys,The Color Purple (original cast), Parade, The Little Mermaid, Swing, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Boys From Syracuse, Thou Shalt Not and Bye Bye Birdie. TV: HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Blacklist,” Netflix’s “Gypsy,” “Blue Bloods,” “A Gifted Man,” and all of the “Law and Orders.” Love to my wife Kim and our boys Marcus and Trevor.
Don Darryl Rivera (Iago) is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut! He originated the role of Iago at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, his hometown. He attained his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Much love and many thanks to his family, especially his wife Kate. www.dondarrylrivera.com @dondarrylrivera
Juwan Crawley (Standby Genie/Babkak).Clive Barnes Award Nominee. Credits: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Hudson, Season 4) Spamilton (Original Cast & Album), Found (PTC). BFA Hartt School of Music 2016. Special thanks to his family (Love you mom), managers, and all of the angels and guardians who have appeared and changed his life. @JuwanCrawley
Dennis Stowe (Standby Jafar/Sultan). Broadway: Annie, Leap of Faith, Shrek, The Apple Tree, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wonderful Town and Man of La Mancha.
Deonté L. Warren (Standby Genie/Babkak/Sultan). Broadway Debut! Nashville, TN. Tour: Dreamgirls and Sister Act. Regional: Shrek and Tarzan at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Hairspray at ACCC and many others. Bachelor of Music (Belmont University). All thanks to God, friends, family, the incredible Aladdin team, About Artists and all my teachers! My love to all of you! @dlwarren01
Malik Akil (Swing, Understudy Iago). Broadway: Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Studio 54). Regional: The Scottsboro Boys (Signature Theatre Company), Gypsy (Arden Theatre Company), A Chorus Line (Weston Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever (Playhouse Square). Love to God, family, and TKO.
Kathryn Allison (Attendant, Fortune Teller, Ensemble) Broadway Debut! TV/Film: “Our Cartoon President,” “Elementary,” “Bachelorette.” Regional: The MUNY, Bucks County Playhouse. BFA from Ithaca College. Live Concert: NJPAC, Lesher CFA, 54 Below. Huge thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, family, friends, Mom & Dad. @kathryndallison www.Kathryn-Allison.com
Broadway debut! Tours: West Side Story Int’l (Anita), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Brenda). Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, Broadway at Sacramento, and Papermill Playhouse. Thank you Bloc, Tara Rubin Casting, cast, crew, friends and always, my family. @keel_b
Mike Cannon (Swing, Dance Captain, Fight Captain). Broadway: A Chorus Line (Al), West Side Story (Snowboy), Ghost, The Addams Family, All Shook Up. TV/film: True Story (Dustin Longo), “Gotham,” (Tweaker) “Blacklist” (Wide Eye). Love to Coop, Cam, and Jenn. VGP Management!
Damian Chambers (Swing, Understudy Omar, Iago) is from Marietta, GA. Broadway Debut! Credits: West Side Story (Paper Mill Playhouse - Indio/Chino u/s), Red Eye of Love (Waterman’s Community Center - Ensemble), Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean Productions - Javier/Double J u/s). Thanks to all those reading this and to those who helped me get here!
Lauryn Ciardullo (Swing, Understudy Jasmine). Last seen in The Little Mermaid (Paper Mill). Tours: The Addams Family, West Side Story (Maria u/s), A Chorus Line, Wizard of Oz, The Wedding Singer (Holly). Love to The Mine, Philip, Anthony, Joe and Luisa.
Jace Coronado (Ensemble). Broadway: West Side Story. Off Broadway: Stroman’s Merry Widow, Can Can. Nat’l Tour: West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, An American in Paris. Regional: The Light in The Piazza (Fabrizio); Curtains! (Aaron Fox); Oklahoma (Ali Hakim). Instagram: @bwayjace
Mark DiConzo (Razoul, Ensemble, Understudy Jafar, Sultan). Broadway Debut! TV/Film: “Power,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “Instinct,” Scherman Song (Gunther/Producer/Choreographer). Tours: The Producers. Regional: Goodspeed, Ogunquit, Riverside, North Shore, Stages St. Louis, Maltz, ABT, NBFT. Love to Kelly, Mom/Family/friends, Team Boals, Eric Woodall/Tara Rubin Casting. www.markdiconzo.com
Josh Drake (Ensemble, Understudy Kassim) is jazzed to be making his Broadway debut! Off- Broadway:Trip of Love. Tours: Finding Neverland, Dirty Dancing. Regional: Dreamgirls (MUNY), Cabaret, Chicago. Many thanks to Tara Rubin Casting. Dedicated to Mom and Boo Boo. @thejoshdrake
Tiffany Evariste (Ensemble). Broadway: Motown (OBC), Mary Poppins, Leap of Faith, Memphis. Nat’l tours: Fame, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, All Shook Up, Mary Poppins, Motown. TV: “Smash.” FSU Grad. Love & gratitude to God, my beautiful hubby, family, Posse, Fame-ily. Love & light!
Jacob Gutierrez (Ensemble, Understudy Aladdin, Omar). Broadway debut! Regional: MTWichita, Dallas Theater Center, Disney Cruise Line. OCU Grad. Grateful for my family, friends and mentors for their outpouring of wisdom and love. And thank you Tara Rubin Casting. It takes a village! @jacobtgutierrez
April Holloway (Attendant, Ensemble). Broadway debut! NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (vocalist). Regional: Chicago (June) / Riverside Theater, Memphis (Felicia u/s)/ Walnut Street, Dreamgirls / TUTS. Gratitude to my support system and DDO. april-holloway.com #dancesingthrive
Nathan Lucrezio (Shop Owner, Ensemble, Understudy Kassim). Broadway: Cinderella (u/s Jean-Michel, Lord Pinkleton). STC: Man of La Mancha (Anselmo/Barber, u/s Sancho). NYMF: The Last Word (Jay Subasinghe). Tour: A Chorus Line (Alan DeLuca). TV: “Smash”. Concert Venues: 54 Below, Broadway@W. BFA from Penn State. Love to my family, friends, Judy Boals Inc. and Tara Rubin Casting! Music Video Series: www.nathanlucrezio.com @nathanlucrezio
Heather Makalani (Ensemble, Understudy Jasmine). Broadway Debut! From the island of Guam. Graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Australian credits include Disney’s Aladdin and Heathers The Musical. Thank you Tara Rubin Casting, and especially Scotty. @heathermakalani
Stanley Martin (Ensemble). Credits: international tour of West Side Story (Indio/Chino u/s), tour of Smokey Joe’s Café (Ken, Dance Captain). Regional credits: Aladdin (5th Avenue Theatre), Hairspray (Fulton Opera House), King and I, Show Boat (Sacramento Music Circus), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, White Christmas (Walnut Street Theatre).
Amber Owens (Ensemble). Broadway/NYC: Mary Poppins, Radio City Rockette. National tours: Spamalot (Las Vegas), 42nd Street (revival). TV/Film: “Younger,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Fashion Rocks,” Detroit. BS from Northwestern University. Love and thanks teachers, friends, family (MLFYD/S), Dougie (143) and God.
Jamie Kasey Patterson (Henchman, Ensemble). Broadway debut! Regional highlights: Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage), Victor Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse), Legally Blonde (MGR Playhouse). Television: “Saturday Night Live,” “America’s Got Talent.” Thanks to CTG, Tara Rubin Casting, Mom and family. @thesamejame
Bobby Pestka (Ensemble). Bobby Pestka has appeared on Broadway in Lincoln Center’s The King and I, Bombay Dreams, and Flower Drum Song. Credits include the films, The Producers and Across the Universe, the National Tour of Roundabout’s Anything Goes, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC). He is a graduate of Point Park University.
Ariel Reid (Swing, Dance Captain, Fight Captain). Broadway credits: Spamalot (original company), Elf. Other theatre credits include Moscow/first national tour of 42nd Street, Minsky’s Radio Girl, Prophet in Pink (NY Fringe Festival). Film: Hairspray, Cadillac Records.
Tyler Roberts (Ensemble). Broadway debut! World Premieres: The Sting!; The Royal Family of Broadway. Regional: Arena Stage, North Shore Music Theatre. Proud Wagner Alum. Love and thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, creatives, Mom and Dad, family and friends.
Trent Saunders (Ensemble, Understudy Aladdin, Omar, Fight Captain). Broadway debut. Trent just finished touring internationally with Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). Graduate of UMiami ‘12. Happily AEA. Love to the whole family and the brothers.
Angelo Soriano (Swing, Understudy Omar, Iago). Broadway debut! National tour: Flashdance: The Musical. Disney credits: Red Car Trolley News Boys (Disneyland AGVA), “Christmas Day Parade” w/Justin Bieber (on ABC), Debby Ryan and Disney’s “Shake It Up!” A native of the Philippines. Huge thanks to my Pamiya, teachers/mentors, Tara Rubin, Casey, DDO NY and my Favorite. Mabuhay! @gelosaurus
Jeffrey C. Sousa (Swing). Connecticut native! Proud son of immigrants. BFA: University of the Arts. Broadway: An American In Paris, Gigi. National tours: Evita, West Side Story. TV: “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Boardwalk Empire.” Love to family, friends & MSA.
Travis Ward-Osborne (Ensemble) is elated to be returning to Disney’s Aladdin. Since his departure, Broadway credits: Holiday Inn and Miss Saigon. Love to my little family; Carol, London, and Zelda. Impossible without Mom. For Peyton always.
Paige Williams (Ensemble). Broadway: Holiday Inn. National tours: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Mary Poppins. Regional credits: Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny, MTWichita, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Rockette (NYC/Nashville). OCU dance graduate. Thanks to CTG, Raynor, and love to Marva!
Kim Vernace (Production Stage Manager). Broadway credits include: Escape to Margaritaville; InTransit; An American in Paris; After Midnight; Chaplin; Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway; A Tale of Two Cities; Seafarer; Coram Boy; Movin’ Out; The Music Man; Aida; Chicago and Beauty and The Beast. Touring credits: Hugh Jackman Broadway to OZ (Australian Area tour); Billy Elliott; The Little Mermaid; Chicago; Cats; Annie and Hello, Dolly!
Jimmie Lee Smith (Stage Manager) is happy to be a part of the Happiest Team on Earth. Aladdin marks Jimmie’s third show with Disney Theatrical. Recently Jimmie was also honored to be a part of Kenny Leon’s production of The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Big love to my family for propping me up, always!
Monica A. Cuoco (Assistant Stage Manager). Original Broadway: If/Then, Memphis, A Catered Affair, Cymbeline. Off-Broadway: NYCC Encores! The Public Theater, Rent, Angels in America. Regional favorites: Without You, The Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center. For Drum and friends, lead on.
Alexis Shorter (Assistant Stage Manager). Productions include Cinderella; Memphis; The Little Mermaid; The Country Girl; Rock ’n’ Roll; The Producers; A Christmas Carol; Jesus Christ Superstar; Marie Christine; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; Racing Demon; The Heiress; Abe Lincoln in Illinois; My Favorite Year. For Brigid.
Terremce J. Witter (Assistant Stage Manager). Nine Broadway shows including Fences with James Earl Jones, Medea with Diana Rigg, and Chicago with Annie Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey, and Jim Naughton. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. Thank you Clifford, Jimmie Lee, and Disney Theatrical for making wishes come true. For dad, mom and Artie.
Alan Menken (Music). Stage musicals: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Little Shop of Horrors; Beauty and The Beast; A Christmas Carol; The Little Mermaid; Sister Act; Leap of Faith; Newsies; Aladdin; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and A Bronx Tale. Film work: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast (animated), Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, Tangled, Sausage Party, Beauty and the Beast (live version). Television credits: “Sesame Street,” “Lincoln,” “The Neighbors,” “Galavant,” “Tangled.” Awards: 2012 Tony®, Drama Desk, 8 Oscars®, 11 Grammy® Awards, 7 Golden Globes®, London’s Evening Standard, the Olivier and Outer Critics Circle. Other: Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard’s #1 single and album, Disney Legend, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Doctorates from NYU and the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Howard Ashman (Lyrics). Best known as the pivotal creative mind behind The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (which is dedicated to “Our friend, Howard Ashman, who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul…”), Ashman’s first love was theatre. He was a founder of Off Off-Broadway’s renowned WPA Theatre, where he conceived, wrote and directed the classic musical Little Shop of Horrors as well as God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (both music by Alan Menken). A new cast recording of Rosewater will be available soon from Sh-K-Boom records. In 1986, Ashman wrote and directed the Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Lamented as a lost treasure of the 1980’s theatre scene, Smile remains popular on high school and college campuses throughout the country. Ashman’s family is thrilled that Ashman and Menken’s original songs for Aladdin, some of which were cut in the making of the film — as well as portions of Ashman’s original film treatment — have been reinstated in the theatrical production. Howard Ashman died in 1991 from complications of AIDS. For more information, please visit howardashman.com.
Tim Rice (Lyrics) has been writing lyrics for musical theatre and related enterprises for nearly 50 years. Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber; Aladdin, King David and Beauty and the Beast with Alan Menken; Chess with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John. He has won numerous awards along the way, usually for the wrong things or for simply turning up. His latest musical opened in London in 2013, based on James Jones’s novel From Here to Eternity, with music by Stuart Brayson. He is currently working on a show about Machiavelli and wrote three new songs with Alan Menken for the 2017 live action film of Beauty and the Beast. www.timrice.co.uk
Chad Beguelin (Book, Lyrics) is a four-time Tony® nominee whose works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Best Book) and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf, which broke several box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Other works include: Judas & Me (NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theater) and Wicked City (American Stage Company). He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Much love to Tom.
Casey Nicholaw (Director, Choreographer). In addition to Aladdin (2014 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, Best Choreography), he is currently represented on Broadway as co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker, receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier Award). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Something Rotten! (2015 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, Best Director and Best Choreography); Tuck Everlasting; Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores!: highly acclaimed productions of The Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography) and Bye Bye Birdie (choreography). For TV: a 2013 episode of NBC’s “Smash.”
BOB CROWLEY (Scenic Design) is an associate of the National Theatre. He has designed more than 50 productions in London including Mary Poppins (London - Evening Standard Award; Broadway – Tony®, Drama Desk Awards). Other Broadway credits include An American in Paris (Tony Award), The Glass Menagerie, The Audience, Skylight, Carousel (Tony Award), The Capeman, Sweet Smell of Success, Aida (Tony Award), Tarzan® (also directed), The Year of Magical Thinking, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), The History Boys (Tony Award) and Once (Tony Award). He received The Royal Designer for Industry Award and the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design.
Gregg Barnes (Costume Design). Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony® nomination); Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nomination); Aladdin (New York, London, Japan, Hamburg, Sydney, North American tour); Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination, 2016 Oliver Award); Follies (2012 Tony, Drama Desk, Henry Hewes Awards); Elf; Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination); The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier nomination); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Flower Drum Song (2002 Tony nomination); Side Show; Bye Bye Birdie. New York: The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pageant (NY and London — Olivier nomination). Regional: Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award.
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design) has designed extensively for theatre, opera, dance, concerts and permanent lighting installations around the world. She is a six-time Tony Award® winner whose recent Broadway credits include: Hello, Dolly! (starring Bette Midler); Cats; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; School of Rock; An American in Paris; Skylight; The Glass Menagerie; Once; Follies; The Coast of Utopia: Salvage and Aida. Recent dance designs include: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale and Tryst for The Royal Ballet.
Ken Travis (Sound Design). Broadway: In Transit, Aladdin, Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. New York and regional companies: The Old Globe, The 5th Avenue Theater, McCarter Theater, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA CTG, ACT Seattle, Guthrie Theater, KC Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, Signature Theater NYC, SoHo Rep, Vineyard Theater, The Civilians, Mabou Mines. ken-travis.squarespace.com
Michael Kosarin (Music Supervision, Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements) was music director of the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast in 1994 and has collaborated as Alan Menken’s music director and arranger since. Over 35 years on Broadway, including the original productions of Nine, Grand Hotel, Secret Garden, King David, Mayor, A Chorus Line, Triumph of Love, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Leap of Faith, Sister Act and Newsies, and arranged the theatrical version of Hunchback of Notre Dame. Films include Pocahontas, Hercules, Sausage Party, Enchanted, Tangled, Captain America and the new film version of Beauty and the Beast. An Emmy® Award-winning television music producer and arranger, he worked for two seasons on “Galavant” and has composed for “Sesame Street.” Additionally, Kosarin is a three-time Grammy®-nominated recording artist and producer.
Danny Troob (Orchestrations). Danny’s five-decade career includes composing, orchestrating, and conducting. Early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music) and Big River (music supervision – Drama Desk winner). He orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, as well as Newsies the film and the Broadway show. In 2012 he orchestrated Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, for which he won his second Drama Desk Award. China, Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Holland and the UK round out his world travels.
Glen Kelly (Dance Music Arrangements) is honored to have worked with such icons as Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Trey Parker. He won the New York Drama Desk Award for his score to The Nance. He was music supervisor and arranger for The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Death of a Salesman and Bullets Over Broadway. He arranged music for Something Rotten!; A Christmas Story; The Book of Mormon; The Scottsboro Boys; The Drowsy Chaperone; Spamalot and Beauty and the Beast; among others.
Howard Joines (Music Coordinator). Groundhog Day; Bandstand; Paramour; Allegiance; Aladdin; Matilda; Side Show; Bullets Over Broadway; A Night With Janis Joplin; Cinderella; Scandalous; Chaplin; Ghost; How to Succeed; Promises, Promises; Bye Bye Birdie; Grease; Times They Are Matilda, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Radio City Music Hall. For Robin and Taylor. A-Changin’; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Conductor/percussionist: Groundhog Day, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Radio City Music Hall. For Robin and Taylor.
Josh Marquette (Hair Design). NY/London: Present Laughter; Dreamgirls; Paramour; Tuck Everlasting; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; Aladdin; Kinky Boots; The Book of Mormon; Trip of Love; First Date; Elf; Dogfight; The Best Man; Look Back In Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone; Pig Farm; Trailer Park Musical; Altar Boyz; Show Boat at Carnegie Hall, Encores! Most Happy Fella; No, No, Nanette; Follies and Mamma Mia!. West Coast: Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Television: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live.”
Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Makeup Design). Makeup design for Tuck Everlasting; Something Rotten!; The Rocky Horror Show and makeup design consultant for Present Laughter and Sister Act. She has worked as a makeup artist on Broadway for more than 20 years, including Spider-Man, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Into the Woods, Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, Tango Argentino, Little Me, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I and Kiss of the Spider Woman, and has worked with the esteemed Eartha Kitt and Diahann Carroll.
Jim Steinmeyer (Illusion Design). The New York Times calls him the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians.” His illusions have been featured by Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay and many others. He created the special illusions for Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins. He’s also the author of books on the history of magic.
Jeremy Chernick (Special Effects Design). Broadway: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, American Psycho, You Can’t Take It With You. West End: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Let the Right One In. Television: “The Wiz Live” and “Peter Pan Live.” Chernick serves as head designer for J&M Special Effects in Brooklyn. www.jmfx.net
J. Allen Suddeth (Fight Direction) has worked professionally for the past thirty years out of the New York area. Broadway: Newsies, Jekyll & Hyde, Gem of the Ocean, Saturday Night Fever, Angels in America Parts One and Two, Loot, Saint Joan, A Small Family Business and Hide and Seek. He is ranked as one of sixteen recognized Fight Masters in the United States by The Society of American Fight Directors.
Scott Taylor (Associate Director). Broadway: On A Clear Day, A Little Night Music, Broadway Bound, Spamalot, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Victor/Victoria, Showboat, Crazy For You, Cats and Wind in the Willows. Films and TV: A Chorus Line, Center Stage, PBS’s Great Performances of Crazy For You and Contact.
John MacInnis (Associate Choreographer). Choreography credits include: European productions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Associate choreographer: The Book of Mormon. Director/choreographer: Olympic Medals Ceremonies (2002 and 2010 Winter Games); The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, including first international production in Mexico City. Thanks to Mike and Cooper for their love and support.
Tara Rubin Casting (Casting). Selected Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen; Bandstand; Indecent; Prince of Broadway; Sunset Boulevard; Miss Saigon; A Bronx Tale; Cats; Falsettos; Disaster!; School of Rock; It Shoulda Been You; Gigi; Bullets Over Broadway; Les Misérables; The Heiress; How to Succeed…; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Young Frankenstein; Mary Poppins; Spamalot; Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys; The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: The Band’s Visit; Here Lies Love; Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
Geoffrey Quart / Hudson Theatrical Associates(Technical Supervision and Production Management). More than 65 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: Hamilton, Fiddler on the Roof, Sylvia, The Realistic Joneses, Of Mice and Men, Mothers and Sons, All the Way, The Bridges of Madison County. HTA is a member of Neil A. Mazzella’s HUDSON family, which includes Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound & Light. Geoff has worked on more than 60 US and international touring productions. His work for HTA includes A Night with Janis Joplin, Porgy and Bess tour, Newsies Broadway and tour, and Aladdin (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg, London, Australia, North American tour).
Clifford Schwartz (Senior Production Supervisor). Clifford has been with Disney Theatrical since 1999. His Disney credits include two international productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, ten productions of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, four productions of Disney’s Tarzan®, and the Broadway productions of Aladdin, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid. Other Broadway credits include Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease (1994), Chicago (1996), Big, Guys and Dolls (1992), Lend Me a Tenor and Moose Murders. Off-Broadway credits include Wenceslas Square and the world premiere of Steven Sondheim’s Assassins (1990). Clifford earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Jason Trubitt (Production Supervisor) is proud to work with Clifford Schwartz on six productions of Aladdin worldwide (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg, London, Australia, North American tour). Previous Broadway credits: Sister Act; Mary Poppins; Never Gonna Dance; Brooklyn; Mamma Mia!; Wicked; Phantom. National tours: Mamma Mia! and Copacabana. Love to Mom and Herbie! AEA member for 20 years.
Clinton Greenspan (Aladdin) is thrilled to be traveling with this special show! Tour: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Some credits include Romeo & Juliet and Dreamgirls (Dallas Theater Center) and Fiddler...Roof (Casa Manana). NYMF (2014). Studied at KD Conservatory. A huge thank you to Casey and the Aladdin family. Love to the leading ladies, Mom and Grandma. Insta: @clinton_patrick
Michael James Scott (Genie) originated “Genie” in Aladdin Australia (Helpmann Award). Best known for originating (“The Maggots Guy”) in The Book of Mormon. Broadway: Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten, Mammi Mia, Hair, Tarzan, All Shook Up, Elf & The Pirate Queen. West End: Hair (Asst. Choreographer) Other: Fosse (Int Tour), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall), Jersey Boys (Las Vegas). TV/Film: “The Carrie Diaries,” “The View,” “The Tonight SHow w/ Jimmy Fallon,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” & “The TONY Awards.” 143 to my J. Insta/Twit: @iamMJScott
Lissa deGuzman (Jasmine) is thrilled to be making her tour debut! Regional: West Side Story at Studio Tenn, MUNY, Goodspeed Opera House. BFA: Belmont University. Huge thank you to Casey, Tara Rubin Casting, TPG, my amazing family, and especially my brother. @lissadeguz
Jonathan Weir (Jafar). Broadway: Disney’s The Lion King (Scar/Pumbaa). National tours: Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo); The Lion King; Scrooge the Musical. Chicago credits: King Charles III and Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera Chicago); 2666, Candide, The Visit and A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Stepping Out (Steppenwolf Theatre); Days Like Today, The Liar, A Little Night Music, Arms and the Man, Misalliance (Writers Theatre); Ragtime & Camelot (Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre).
Jay Paranada (Iago). Delightful Disney debut! Credits: Into The Woods (Baker), Guys and Dolls (Nicely), Miss Saigon (Engineer), Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. Favorite roles: husband to Scott/daddy to Lily Bea. Maraming mahal to family/barkada, Tara Rubin Casting, Carry Company and Aladdin team! B.A. Sociology (PLU) & AMDA alumni. @jayparanada www.jayparanada.com
Jerald Vincent (Sultan) Broadway: Aida. National Tours: Aida, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Funny Girl. Regional: Kiss Me Kate, Showboat, Ain’t Misbehavin. Film: About a Boy, Coming to America, Naked Gun 33 1/3, For the Boys. TV: “Fame,” “Rosewood,” “24,” “Casino,” “Thirtysomething.” Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting KMR Agency and family Jeanette, Brandon, Jeremy and Shirley.
Philippe Arroyo (Omar) is delighted to be touring with Aladdin! Proud Carnegie Mellon University alum. Theatre credits: Into the Woods National Tour (Jack/Steward), TUTS’ In the Heights (Sonny), Adirondack Theatre Festival’s Island Song (Cooper) The Wild Party directed by Matthew Gardiner. A huge thank you to Eric Woodall, the guys at CGF, as well as the family and friends who’ve always been so supportive! @philippearroyo
Zach Bencal (Babkak). National Tour debut! Goodspeed, Hartford Symphony, Forestburgh Playhouse, Monomoy Theatre, NCL, TheatreworksUSA, & various NYC theatre. Off-Broadway: The Anthem!, & The Civil War. BMI 2016, aspiring composer. BFA MT, The Hartt School 2013. Thanks to creative, Eric Woodall/TRC. Love to Mom, Dad, Jonah, family/friends, teachers. For KG. @zbencal
Jed Feder (Kassim) is thrilled to be in Agrabah! Credits include Mother Courage…(Arena Stage); Tug of War, Pericles (Chicago Shakespeare). Drums: HERO,October Sky (Marriott, world premieres); Trevor the Musical (Writers Theatre, world premiere). Northwestern alum. Thanks, love to family, friends,Tiffany, Eric Woodall, Gray Talent, Chicago theatre family. @jed_underscore
Korie Lee Blossey (Standby Genie, Sultan) is ELATED to be a part of the Aladdin family! A New Yorker by way of Michigan, he was last seen at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Disney’s Tarzan (Kerchak). Thank YOU to my family and friends, Irene Cabrera & DDO, Eric Woodall and Tara Rubin Casting. Mommy, this one’s for you!
Ellis C. Dawson III (Standby Genie, Babkak) is ecstatic to be making his National Tour debut with Aladdin! He is a proud graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. Many thanks to God, Harden-Curtis, Tara Rubin Casting, BWMT’16, Vicky, Scott, Lamont, and his loving family! “Look, mama…we did it”
Adam Stevenson (Standby Jafar & Sultan) is thrilled to be part of Disney’s Aladdin. Regional credits: The Monster (Young Frankenstein), Prouvaire (Les Miserables), Berger (HAIR!), Eugene (Grease North American Tour), Smudge (Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings) TV: “Mayday” (Discovery), “Reign” (CW). Thanks to Kate, Geoff and Bruce, and family and friends near and (Ja)far.
Michael Bullard (Swing, Understudy Omar, Iago). From Saranac Lake, NY. WEST SIDE STORY (International Tour, Papermill Playhouse) GUYS & DOLLS, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Goodspeed Opera House). B.A. Theatre Performance from Wagner College. Gratitude to my family, friends, and CTG.
MICHAEL CALLAHAN (Swing, Dance Captain, Fight Captain, Understudy Iago). Broadway and Nat’l Tour: Cinderella (Raccoon/u/s Jean-Michel & Pinkleton). BFA Elon. Special thanks to my family and DGRW. IG: mkrcallahan
Gary Cooper (Ensemble, Understudy Aladdin). Proud graduate of CCM. Broadway: Aladdin. Regional: Kiss Me Kate and Evita (Opera North), Awaited (Crossroads). Thanks to my family, Disney, DGRW, Tara Rubin Casting and my graduating class. Insta: @coopergarycooper
Cornelius Davis (Ensemble). National Tour Debut! Regional: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory Theatre. BFA from the University of Central Florida. Huge thanks to TRC, creatives, Judy, my family and chosen family. For Grandma. CorneliusDavis.com
Bobby Daye (Ensemble). Broadway/Off-Broadway: Book of Mormon, Shrek, Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, Bubblu Black Girl, After Midnight, and The Wiz. More information at www.bobbydaye.com
Mathew deGuzman (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled for this magic carpet ride! Broadway/Tour: Follies; A Christmas Story, The Musical (OBC); PIPPIN. BM: Belmont University. Thanks to Marjorie, Craig, Bernadette, TRC, MDJKLP. For EAdG. Tagay, Proost, Allez Santé!!! @mathewdeguz
Brian Dillon (Swing, Understudy Iago). My wish came true! Credits: Three A Chorus Lines (tour/regional), two Disney Cruise Line ships, and one Disney’s Hunchback of Note Dame (Ogunquit). Boston Conservatory Alum. Thanks for endless support TPG, Nathan, friends & fam.
Olivia Donalson (Ensemble, Attendant, Fortune Teller) is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut! BFA from Ithaca College, recently seen on the Disney Magic with Disney Cruise Line. Love to friends and family, special thanks to Mother for constant support. @oliviadonalson
Michael Everett (Ensemble, Razoul) is excited to join the cast of Aladdin! He would like to thank Disney for the opportunity, Oklahoma City University for his excellent training, and his family for believing in him.
Erik Hernandez (Ensemble, Shop Owner). BFA from (CCM) University of Cincinnati. Regional Credits: Music Theatre of Wichita & Opera North. Off-Broadway: Spamilton (Daveed Diggs/Male #4) Thank you to my parents, family, friends, Cynthia, & Tara Rubin casting. ILYF. @imerikhernandez
Orianna Hilliard (Swing) is excited to be joining Aladdin! Nat’l Tour: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales). Favorites: In The Heights (Vanessa), The 25th…Bee (Olive), CATS (Victoria), Disney Cruise Line. Love to my family! IG:@littleoreo
Adrienne Howard (Ensemble). Broadway/NYC: Shuffle Along, Radio City Rockette. National Tour: Memphis. Boston Celtics Dancer (NBA). Bachelor of Science in Classical Ballet from Indiana University. Much love and thanks to MSA, Mom, Dad and my Favorite! adrienne-howard.com
Albert Jennings (Ensemble, Henchman, Understudy Kassim, Omar) is excited to be part of Aladdin. National Tour: MAMMA MIA! Credits: In the Heights, Buddy Holly Story, RENT, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Thanks to Eric and Tara Rubin Casting. Much love to family, friends, and Momma Dukes! IG: albertjj
Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua (Ensemble, Understudy Omar). Broadway: Wicked, The Frogs. Tours: Mary Poppins, Flower Drum Song. Regional: How To Succeed..., The King and I, Waterfall, Aladdin, Cinderella, Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon. Film: Talking to My Mother, Generation Um.
Jason Macdonald (Ensemble) from Orlando, FL. Trained with Melissa Stokes, Alberto Alonso, and Alora Haynes. B.F.A. in Dance, B.S. in Finance from FSU & performed with Parsons Dance, Beyoncé, & Queen of the Night.
Pierre Marais (Ensemble, Understudy Aladdin, Fight Captain) from Cape Town, South Africa. Nat’l Tours: A Chorus Line (Paul), Flashdance. Film: Scorpion King 2 (Young Scorpion King), Wake of Death (Nicholas). Huge thanks to Eric Woodall, Dave Secor and my incredible parents. IG: @pierre_marais
Charles McCall (Ensemble, Henchman,Understudy Kassim). National tour debut! Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, SD Prisms Dance Theatre, Breton Follies. St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Baayork Lee’s NAAP Chorus. SAB and COCA. Many thanks to my family, teachers and LDC.
Angelina Mullins (Ensemble). Broadway: West Side Story. Tours: 1st Nat’l Spamalot, Fosse, Saturday Night Fever. TV: SMASH (Season 1 Ensemble) So grateful to be a part of this incredible production! All my love to Colt, Missy Lou, and Mya lady.
CELINA NIGHTENGALE (Ensemble). Credits: Rock of Ages Las Vegas, Aladdin A Musical Spectacular, Legends in Concert. LA Credits: Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Adam Lambert, Jason Derulo. TV: ABC’s “Wicked City.” Thank you to my amazing family. This is for you Dad.
CHARLES SOUTH (Ensemble, Prince Abdullah, Understudy Kassim, Babkak). West Side Story (West End) (International Tour), Carmen La Cubana (International Tour), King Kong, Bull Durham (NYC Labs), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed Musicals).South Florida native. Hartt School grad. Love to my family and Take 3 Talent Agency! Insta: charlessouth421
Cassidy Stoner (Swing, Understudy Jasmine) is thrilled to join the Aladdin Family! Proud Pace MT ’16. Endless gratitude to Eric, Michael, CGF, and Schachter Entertainment. All the love to her beloved NC family, the Fairlee twins, Hunter, and Chris. IG: @cassidystoner
Liv Symone (Attendant, Ensemble) is thrilled to be on her first tour! New York: Cherry Lane Theatre, New York Classical Theatre. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre. Proud graduate of Howard University! Big thanks to mom and Eric Woodall. @LivSymone
Alec Varcas (Swing). Off Broadway: 50 Shades - The Musical!. National Tour: Monty Python’s Spamalot. Regional: West Side Story (Guthrie Theater), Mamma Mia! (ACT of CT). Love and thanks to my supportive family, friends, and MSA team. @alec2austin
Annie Wallace (Ensemble, Attendant, Understudy Jasmine). Tour: Anything Goes (Chastity/Reno u/s) Regional: A Chorus Line (Sheila), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily). Proud graduate of Texas State University. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Michael, Sandra, Eric Woodall, Kaitlin Hopkins, Brian, and Tater Tot. @anne_bamm
Michelle West (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining the Aladdin family!! NY: West Side Story (Carnegie Hall), Tour: Memphis, Regional: The Prom, Legally Blonde, Hello, Dolly! Wizard of Oz. Temple Grad! Love and Thanks to my amazing Family, Matt, Friends, and Gregg. www.michellewest.net
Zach Williams (Ensemble). National Tour Debut! New York: Austin’s Pride Regional: Asolo Rep (Josephine), Sacramento Music Circus, Riverside, Maltz Jupiter, Fulton; North Shore. Proud FSU Grad. Thanks to my loving family, CTG, Tara Rubin Casting, and Tata. @zfwilliams23
Michael McGoff (Production Stage Manager). BROADWAY: Dear Evan Hansen, Next To Normal, Wicked, Cymbeline, Butley, Festen, Seascape, & The Rivals. NATIONAL TOURS: The Wizard Of Oz, La Cage, Next To Normal and RENT. Five productions in Central Park. OFF-BROADWAY: The Explorers Club, The Long Christmas Ride Home, Our Lady Of Kibeho, and Burn This among 25 productions. Michael staged the 2015 - 2016 National Tour of The Wizard of Oz. Thanks to Don Bill for our 23-year magic carpet ride.
Kate McDoniel (Stage Manager) grew up in St. Louis, “went pro” at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and then worked on many fine shows Off-Broadway. She’s been touring steadily since 2011, most recently with the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots.
Vanessa Coakley (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, The Merchant of Venice, National Tour: La Cage aux Folles. Off-Broadway credits include The Public, Roundabout, MTC, MCC & Playwrights Horizons.
Brae Singleton (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Allegiance, The Cripple of Inishmaan. Off-Broadway: The Ruins of Civilization, Tales from Red Vienna (MTC). Tour: Something Rotten, Newsies, A Christmas Story. Regional: Romeo and Juliet, Private Lives (Hartford Stage), Crowns (The Goodman). BFA in Stage Management from The Theatre School at DePaul University.