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Festival Theatre
April 16 – November 24
Musical

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Music by Elton John
Originally Directed by Stephen Daldry
Director and Choreographer Donna Feore

A SHOW TO MAKE YOUR SPIRIT SHINE

Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy lives with his bereaved family. But Billy’s discovery of his talent for dance awakens in him a passion that will transform his life and win the hearts of his whole community.

With its inspirational story, moving dance numbers and music by pop legend Elton John, this gritty new take on the smash-hit show – reimagined for Stratford – really packs a punch.

House Program: Billy Elliot the Musical

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Production support is generously provided by the Harkins & Manning families in memory of Jim & Susan Harkins and by Riki Turofsky & Charles Petersen.

Support for the 2019 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein and Claire Foerster.

2019 publicity photography by David Cooper.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Nolen Dubuc
    Billy Elliot
    2019: Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: TUTS: Mary Poppins (Michael Banks); Arts Club Theatre: Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Fun Home (John Bechdel). Film: Good Boys (Universal), Lost Trees (Vancouver Film School). Training: Pulse Dance Centre (dance, acro), Dr. Gina Oh (voice). Awards: Most Promising Junior Dancer (Chilliwack Dance Festival), Provincial Tap Champion (Synergy), Junior Male Vocalist of the Year (CDMF), Joey Award winner, Best Actor, Theatre (Mary Poppins and Fun Home), Ovation Award nominee, Best Actor (Mary Poppins). Online: @nolendubuc. Et cetera: Thank you to Dr. Gina Oh, Sarah Van Os, Nicole Lannard-Ghini, everyone at Pulse Dance Centre, and da Costa Talent for their unwavering support. And to my family, thank you for moving across the country so I could fulfill my dream. I love you!
    Dan Chameroy
    Dad
    2019: Dad in Billy Elliot the Musical and Orin the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors. 13th season. Stratford: Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Wanderlust, Henry V, The Winter's Tale, A Funny Thing Happened..., West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Pentecost, The Tempest, Cymbeline, Gigi, Camelot. Elsewhere: Life After (Musical Stage, Canadian Stage, YST); Toronto and U.S. tour of Matilda - Toronto Critics Award (Mirvish/Dodger); Of Human Bondage, Idiot's Delight, The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); The Wild Party (Musical Stage); Company (Theatre 20); The Arsonists, Into the Woods (Canadian Stage); The Magic Fire, High Society (Shaw); Beauty and the Beast - Dora Award, The Drowsy Chaperone, Les Misérables (Mirvish); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Productions). Film/TV: Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Let's Go Luna, PURST: Secret Agent Binky, Paw Patrol, Oh No! Awards: Dan is a multiple Dora and Canadian Screen Award nominee. "Love to Christine and Olivia."
    Blythe Wilson
    Mrs. Wilkinson
    2019: Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical and Bag Lady, Customer in Little Shop of Horrors. Eighth season. Stratford: Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn, The Music Man; Julius Caesar; Miss Adelaide, Guys and Dolls; Laurey, Oklahoma!; Nancy, Oliver!; Lucy Brown, The Threepenny Opera; Dulcie, The Boy Friend. Elsewhere: Spirit of Christmas Present, A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre); Winifred Banks, Mary Poppins (Broadway); Rona Peretti, 25th Annual … Spelling Bee (Connecticut Rep); Milady de Winter, The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Donna Sheridan, Mamma Mia!, Baroness Schraeder, The Sound of Music, Antonia, Man of La Mancha (Mirvish); Cathy, The Last Five Years (Canadian Stage); Narrator, Joseph… with Donny Osmond (Chicago Theatre); Eva Peron, Evita, Mary, Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre - Betty Mitchell/Sterling Award nominee); Edwin Drood, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lillian Holiday, Happy End (Shaw Festival). Training: Vancouver Playhouse Theatre School. Awards: 2017 Lindsay Thomas Award.
    Marion Adler
    Grandma Elliot
    2019: Grandma Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical, lyricist for The Merry Wives of Windsor and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Ninth season. Stratford: Lady Markby in An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird, Cicero, Volumnius in Julius Caesar, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Gabrielle in The Madwoman of Chaillot, Diana in and lyricist for The Adventures of Pericles. Elsewhere: Paulina and Hermione in The Winter's Tale, Queen Marguerite in Exit the King, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Philaminte in The Learned Ladies, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost, Emilia in Othello, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part 2 (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Et cetera: In addition to acting, Ms Adler is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning lyricist.
    Steve Ross
    George

    2019: George in Billy Elliot the Musical and Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors. 16th season. Stratford: Music Man, Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet, The Alchemist, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, Grapes of Wrath, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me, Kate, Cyrano de Bergerac, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity, 4th Graders (Tiny Room); London Road (Dora Award), Indian Ink, Into the Woods, Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Assassins (TIFT/Birdland); Orson's Shadow (Pilot Group); A New Brain (Musical Stage Company); Shrek, A Christmas Story, Christmas Carol (Grand); The Producers (Mirvish, Neptune); Seussical, Sylvia (Aquarius); The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Citadel); The Foursome, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (New Stages); Three Sisters (ATF).

    Eric Abel
    Ensemble

    2019: Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Fourth season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); Funny Girl - META-nominated (Segal Centre); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival); Cats - Dora-nominated (Mirvish - Panasonic). Film/TV: Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival, 2017), Full Out (2015), Big Fun Weeknights (YTV), Get Up 'N Move (Revolver Films). Awards: Maureen Forrester Award, Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival); Amy Wallis Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival); gold and silver medals (International Tap Dance Championships). Online: Instagram/Twitter: @EricMackAbel. Et cetera: All my love to Mom, Devon, Ian and the TH gang. Performing, with everything I have, for my grandma and my dad - xo. 

    Gabriel Antonacci
    Ensemble

    2019: Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical and understudy in Little Shop of Horrors. Sixth season. Stratford: Ed Gammidge in The Music Man, Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show, Al in A Chorus Line, Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Rolf Gruber in The Sound of Music, Pinball Lad in Tommy, and appeared in Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Fiddler on the Roof and Carousel.Elsewhere: Johnny alternate in Green Day's American Idiot (first U.S. tour); Hank Majewski in Jersey Boys (Dancap); Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown). Film/TV: Captain von Trapp in the Disney movie The Pacifier starring Vin Diesel. Training: Etobicoke School of the Arts. Online: Twitter/Instagram: @GabrielNacci. Et cetera: Huge thanks to his family, Colin McMurray and Donna Feore. He could not be here without the incredible support of his wife, Robin Calvert. This season is dedicated to his dad, Greg Antonacci.

    Scott Beaudin
    Tony Elliot
    2019: Tony Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical and Drug Dealer, Customer in Little Shop of Horrors. Second season. Scott's Stratford journey began when he played the Artful Dodger alongside Colm Feore in Oliver! (2006). Since that performance, other credits include Oliver! (Theatre Aquarius), Forever Plaid (CAA Theatre), Rock of Ages (Stage West Calgary), Red Rock Diner (Stage West Calgary) and The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (Segal Centre/National Arts Centre), for which he won a BroadwayWorld Award for Best Featured Male (musical). Film credits include Summerhood, Victoria Day and The Dark. Television includes Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, Haven, Really Me, Degrassi and My Babysitter's a Vampire. Scott has voiced dozens of cartoons, including voices on Peep and the Big Wide World, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, Arthur, Franklin, 6Teen, Captain Flamingo and Totally Spies. Much love and thanks to his new wife, Heather, and his terrific family.
    Emily Birrell
    Angela Robson
    2019: Angela Robson in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Nutcracker (Ballet Jörgen), several television commercials. Training: Core Dance Project, Creative Theatre Company, Bravo Academy for Performing Arts. Et cetera: Thank you to my Mom - without her, none of this would be possible. Thanks to my biggest fan, Nana! Thanks to Bubba, Joey, Ava, Lucy, Dorothy, John, Beverly, Deborah, my wonderful fan club! Thanks to The Bella Agency - Bella never stopped believing in me; Creative Theatre Company - Claudette and Jenn, you have taught me so much; Irena Hernandez, vocal teacher extraordinaire; teachers and amazing friends at Core - "you rock the floor." Thanks to Nicole, the most amazing musical theatre teacher. Because of you, I have accomplished so much. You made me believe in me. "Don't Be A Mouse!" I love you all loads! Finally, thanks to the Stratford Festival for this opportunity.
    Devon Michael Brown
    Glasgow Boy
    2019: Glasgow Boy in Billy Elliot the Musical and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Third season. Stratford: Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet Remixed (workshop), Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Frankenstein (workshop). Elsewhere: Naphtali in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); national tour of Laurier (Charlottetown Festival/Theatre New Brunswick); Mad Hatter in Shrek the Musical (Rainbow Stage); Hill Rise in Dancer! (A Musical in Ten Furlongs) (workshop) (Elgin Theatre). Film/TV:Mia Michaels Live; series lead (Max) in The Next Step; Ruin; Much Music Video Awards. Training: Queen's University, Canadian Dance Company, Louisa Burgess Corbett, Jennie Such. Online: Follow @thedevonbrown on Instagram. Et cetera: Devon would like to thank his family, friends, teachers, and Seventh House Talent for their endless love and support. Sending all my love to my fiancée, Heather.
    Matthew G. Brown
    Mr. Braithwaite
    2019: Mr. Braithwaite in Billy Elliot the Musical and The Voice of Audrey II, Cop in Little Shop of Horrors. Fourth season. Stratford: To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, An Ideal Husband, Twelfth Night, School for Scandal, The Who's Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof.Elsewhere: Calpurnia (Nightwood); Sister Act (Drayton); Wizard of Oz, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Cinderella: A RATical Retelling (YPT); I Think I Can (YPT, NAC); Grey Gardens (Musical Stage Co.); Hair (The Grand); Jersey Boys (Dancap, Dodgers). Film/TV (selected): Gridlocked (Hackybox Pictures), The Kennedys (History Television), Dark Matter (SYFY/Space), Open Heart (YTV), Odd Squad (PBS), Hailstorm (CFC), Instant Star (CTV), Mr. D (CBC). Training: Randolph College for the Performing Arts, The Canadian Film Centre Actors Conservatory. Et cetera: Thank you, God, Mom, cast & crew. Special thanks to Shawn Byfield. Twitter: @Mr_M_G_B.
    Zoë Brown
    Margaret Gormley, Ensemble
    2019: Margaret Gormley in Billy Elliot the Musical. Third season. Stratford: Gretl in The Sound of Music, The Music Man. Elsewhere (selected): Estelle in The Hockey Sweater (NAC); Susan in Miracle on 34th Street (Neptune); Small Alison in Fun Home (Calithumpian); Belinda/Little Fan in A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper); Tootie in Meet Me In St. Louis (CMTP); Chip in Beauty and the Beast (Drayton); Ivonka in Once, Young Shrek in Shrek, Elf (Grand); The Nutcracker (Ballet Jörgen). Film/TV: Anne with an E (CBC, Netflix); Toothbrush Song and Hair music videos (CBC Kids); The Roots of Men (Chris Di Staulo); Lucas (CFC). Other: RCM Regional Gold Medal Vocalist; ORMTA Provincial winner (piano composition). Et cetera: Zoë thanks Donna Feore, the Stratford Festival, all of her supportive teachers, mentors and Daniel at TH for this wonderful opportunity. Extra hugs to Mom and Dad.
    Lucy Chung
    Susan Parks
    2019: Susan Parks in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Stone Soup (2013), The Cailleach Bheur (2014), Playmakers Theatre School. Training: Infinity School of Dance; Anne Hathaway Public School, clarinet and choir; Stratford Youth Singers; Lucy has also studied the piano, violin and voice. Et cetera: Lucy is delighted to be part of the Stratford Festival this season. Lucy expresses her gratitude to her inspirational teachers, especially her music teachers Mr. Paul and Ms Pearson, who have nurtured her love of performing. She would like to thank her Mom and Dad for helping her to pursue her dreams, and her extended family for supporting her along this journey.
    Colton Curtis
    Older Billy

    2019: Older Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical  and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Fourth season. Stratford: The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, The Hypochondriac, Mark in A Chorus Line. Elsewhere: Sweet Charity, Light Up the Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pygmalion (Shaw); Mona in Fortune and Men's Eyes (KOVAL Studio); On the Town (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); Excalibur Trilogy (Florence Ballet Company, Italy); Les Feux Follets (Charlottetown Festival). Training: Honours Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Shaw Mandate intensive; Florence Ballet Company internship; TNB Theatre School. Awards: Maureen Forrester Award (Stratford Festival), David Bloom Memorial Award (Charlottetown Festival), Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award (2014, 2013, 2012). Online: coltoncurtis.com. Instagram: @coltonccurtis. Et cetera: Love to my family and Aaron. This is for the kids who might be afraid to dance, and the teachers who push them to achieve their potential.

    Sarah DaSilva
    Swing
    2019: Swing in Billy Elliot the Musical. Third season. Stratford: Amaryllis Dunlop in The Music Man, Marta von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Elsewhere: Fan in Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol (Lost and Found Theatre). Film: Young Vivien in Level 16. TV: Ransom. Training: In.Motion School of the Performing Arts, dance; Singer's Theatre, vocals; KW Glee, vocals; KWCSS, violin. Awards: Most Promising Music Theatre Young Singer Grade 5-8, National Association of Teachers of Singing, 2017. Online: Instagram/Twitter: @sarahjdasilva. Et cetera: My life is unreal! Thank you, Donna Feore, I love you! Special thanks to Lisa Collins, Amanda Brunk, Martha Kalyniak and Melissa Hillifer for amazing training; Daniel Birnbaum at Talent House for your support and guidance. And to Mom and Dad, thanks for your support and helping me to achieve my dreams.
    Starr Domingue
    Ensemble
    2019: Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Four seasons at Shaw Festival including Queen Helen, The Magician's Nephew; Mrs. Celia Worthington, Sally understudy, Me and My Girl; Grace, Minnie understudy, An Octoroon. Originated Vonzia in Oil and Water (NAC); Lorrell, Dreamgirls (Arts Club); Mrs. Corry, Mary Poppins, Binti, Binti's Journey (YPT); Dynamite, Hairspray (Charlottetown Festival, Mirvish); Lorraine, All Shook Up (MSMT); Charlaine, Ain't Misbehavin' (Canadian Stage); Young Alberta, Cookin' at the Cookery (Citadel, ASF); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Harbourfront). Film/TV: Puppy Master, Odd Squad (TVO); Pearl, Hairspray (Newline Cinema); 4Tone, 4Square (Corus). Choreographer: Porgy and Bess (Szeged Festival). Resident Director: Ain't Misbehavin' (European/Broadway tours). Training: Sheridan College - Music Theatre Performance. Online: Instagram @starrdomingue, @6love_apparel; Twitter @Starr_Domingue; youtube.com/user/starrdomingue. Et cetera: Luv 2 God, Mom, Fam, SG & KC.
    Camille Eanga-Selenge
    Ensemble
    2019: Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Panto/Elgin); The Book of Mormon (Broadway, Chicago, Melbourne); Grease (Irregular Entertainment/Winter Garden); Ghost: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Felicia in Queen for a Day: The Musical (April 30th Entertainment); Little Inez in Hairspray (Capitol Theatre). Film/TV: Sleeping Together (FREEFORM). Training: Sheridan College, Musical Theatre Performance. Online: @camilove90. Et cetera: Camille is delighted to be making her Stratford debut! She sends love to her mom, family and friends, and The Talent House for the incredible support.
    Gabi Epstein
    Ensemble
    2019: Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Fanny Brice, Funny Girl, Prom Queen (Segal); Girl - standby, Once (Mirvish); Yitzhak, Hedwig (TIFT); Killer Queen, We Will Rock You (Magnus); Audrey, Little Shop (Rainbow); To Life (HGJT); Fiddler... (Stage West/Capitol); Blood Brothers, Perfect Wedding (Drayton); Edges (Musical Stage). Film/TV: Quickbooks. Training: B.Music, McGill. Awards: Dora: Once, Best Ensemble. Nomination: To Life, Outstanding Performance in a Musical. Online: @gabifayepstein. Et cetera: Gabi's CD Show Off is available online and in the Theatre Shop. Endless thanks to the T-House gang and my incredibly supportive family and friends. Special shout-outs to Jake, my bro of honour; Jeremy, my hubby (as of September 2!); and especially my parents, Kathy and Ian, for loving and believing in me, and for bringing me to the Stratford Festival every year since I was a kid. Dream big, friends! Xo
    Henry Firmston
    Ensemble
    2019: Homeless Person, Patient, Puppeteer in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical Second season. Stratford: The Music Man and The Rocky Horror Show. Elsewhere: Doody in Grease (Winter Garden, Toronto); Tom of Warwick in Camelot (Drayton Entertainment); Tommy Sloane in Anne of Green Gables (Grand Theatre); Riff in West Side Story (BMT); What a Wonderful World (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Playlist Dancer/Singer with Carnival Cruise Lines. Four seasons with The Grand's High School Project, appearing in Footloose, My Fair Lady, Kyle the UPS Guy in Legally Blonde and Gomez in The Addams Family. Training: Canada's National Ballet School, Dance Steps London, Beal Performing Arts. Online: @thefirmstonator. Et cetera: Love to Ashley, his parents, and Lucy. Huge thanks to Donna, Franklin and Steve, Bruce and the wonderful people at Talent House, and all the teachers and mentors who have helped along the way.
    Emerson Gamble
    Michael
    2019: Michael in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Misha in The Nutcracker (National Ballet of Canada); The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre); Christian Bechdel in Fun Home (Calithumpian); The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition (Ballet Jörgen); The Nutcracker (Dance Steps). Training: Student at Canada's National Ballet School. Film: The Gold Fish Bowl (Meg Howald - TOIndie). Awards: Mr. Shine Dance Canada 2017. Online: Instagram: 3gambleboys. Et cetera: Emerson would like to thank Mavis Staines and Laurel Toto at NBS for their support, and Donna Feore for allowing him to share Michael with all of you. Love to Mom, Dad, Parker and Oliver. Always remember to "Express Yourself."
    Oliver Gamble
    Ensemble
    2019: Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Second season. Stratford: Young Martius in Coriolanus. Elsewhere: The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre); John Bechdel in Fun Home (Calithumpian); The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition (Ballet Jörgen); The Nutcracker (Dance Steps). Training: Student at L. B. Pearson School of the Arts; dancer at Dance Steps Studio; RAD grade four medal. Online: Instagram: 3gambleboys. Et cetera: Oliver would like to thank Donna Feore and the cast and crew of Billy Elliot for such a brilliant experience. Love to Mom and Dad, Parker and Emerson.
    Cassidy Gristwood
    Keeley Gibson
    2019: Keeley Gibson in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck in A Midsummer Nights' Dream. Radio/Recordings: Voiceover (Faith FM, Kitchener). Training: Ballet, tap, jazz (Onstage Dance Studio). Instruments: Flute, trumpet, piano.
    Samantha Guzzo
    Alison Summers
    2019: Alison Summers in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Mini Pop Kids: Performer/Dancer, Take Flight Tour. 2018: London Community Players: Wolf/Villager/Salt Shaker in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (The Palace Theatre); AK Arts Academy: dancer/vocalist in Disney's Heroes and Villains; Drayton Entertainment: Guppy/Ensemble in The Little Mermaid (Huron Country Playhouse); Dance Extreme: soloist/dancer in Now and Then (The Grand Theatre). 2017: Drayton Entertainment: Ensemble in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Huron Country Playhouse); DX Triple Threat: dancer/vocalist in From Broadway to Holiday (The Grand Theatre). Print: Costco magazine, dance model. AK Arts: MaiTilson Photography, theatre model. Training: St. Mary's Choir and Orchestra school, Dance Extreme, DX Triple Threat, Academic Music School, Drayton Entertainment Musical Theatre Program, Original Kids Theatre. Online: @sammy_dancer_2007. Et cetera: Samantha dedicates this season to her family and best friend, Dylan.
    Mark Harapiak
    Big Davey
    2019: Big Davey in Billy Elliot the Musical  and understudy in Little Shop of Horrors Seventh season. Stratford: The Music Man, Camelot, Coriolanus, Equus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Man of La Mancha, The Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, The Boy Friend, Alice Through the Looking-Glass and The Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: Pal Joey, Pygmalion, She Loves Me (Shaw Festival); Mary Poppins first national tour (Disney Theatrical); Man of La Mancha (Mirvish); Evita, Camelot (RMTC, Theatre Calgary); The Full Monty, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Sound of Music (Theatre Aquarius); Cruel Tears, McGillicuddy, Hippie, The Thirteenth One, The Ginkgo Tree (Blyth Festival); The Last Resort (Charlottetown Festival); The 39 Steps (Orillia Opera House); Beauty and the Beast, Miracle on 34th Street (Grand Theatre); Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia!, Footloose, High School Musical, Camelot, Damn Yankees, The Foursome, All Shook Up (Drayton Entertainment); Billy Bishop Goes to War (Rose Theatre).
    Galen Johnson
    Swing
    2019: Swing in Billy Elliot the Musical and understudy in Little Shop of Horrors.  Fifth season. Stratford: A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Tommy, 42nd Street, Pirates of Penzance. Elsewhere: Double J (Saturday Night Fever) (North American tour); Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), Eddie (Mamma Mia!) (Rainbow); We Will Rock You (Mirvish); Siegfried (COC); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Camelot (tours); Guys and Dolls, Evita, Pirates, Me and My Girl, Anne of Green Gables (Drayton); Mary Poppins (Aquarius); Riff (West Side Story), Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan, Gaston understudy (Beauty and the Beast) (Neptune); Alec (Anne and Gilbert) (Ontario tour); Houdini (Saidye Bronfman); Twist and Shout, Pirates (Chemainus); Victor/Victoria (Stage West); Les Feux Follets (Charlottetown). Training: Canadian College of Performing Arts. Et cetera: Galen is a talented drummer and animator. He is also a new dad! This, and everything else, is for you, James.
    Bonnie Jordan
    Swing

    2019: Swing in Billy Elliot the Musical and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Sixth season. Stratford: Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show, Mrs. Dunlop in The Music Man, Carmen in Guys and Dolls, Judy in A Chorus Line, Malla in A Little Night Music, Betsy in Crazy for You, HMS Pinafore, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Man of La Mancha. Elsewhere: Dancer in Siegfried (Canadian Opera Company); Chorus in Cabaret (French version, Tandem Productions); Chorus in Chantons sous la pluie (Singin' in the Rain, French version, Just for Laughs); Rockette in Radio City Christmas Spectacular; singer in the revue '80s Flashback (Tropicana Hotel Casino, Atlantic City). Film/TV: 42nd Street chorus girl in Warehouse 13, dancer on game show Fidèles au Poste. Et cetera: Bonnie wants to thank her family and friends for always supporting and believing in her.

    Evangelia Kambites
    Ensemble
    2019: Street Entrepreneur, Puppeteer in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (The Arts Club); Dynamite in Hairspray (Mayfield Theatre); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre North West); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Centaur Theatre/BTW/National Arts Centre); I Think I'm Fallin' - The Songs of Joni Mitchell (Belfry Theatre); Lady in Orange in for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Soulpepper); Fate in Hadestown (Citadel); The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience (Soulpepper); The 27 Club (Soulpepper); Manon Tremblay in The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (National Arts Centre). Film/TV: Minority Report (Fox); Heroes Reborn (NBC); Incorporated (Syfy/CBS); The Boys (Sony/Amazon). Training: Queen's University (BAH); Randolph College. Awards: Jessie Award for Avenue Q; Sterling Award for Hairspray; META Award for Adventures of a Black Girl. Online: evangeliakambites.com; Twitter/Instagram @ekambites.
    Evan Kearns
    Small Boy
    2019: Small Boy in Billy Elliot the Musical. Second season. Stratford: Qiluniq's Son in The Breathing Hole. Elsewhere: Marky in Jerusalem (Outside the March/Company Theatre production). Training: Competitive dance team, Dimensions in Dance. Awards: Dora Award for Jerusalem (Ensemble). Et cetera: Evan is a student at Woodland Park Public School in Cambridge, Ontario. He enjoys playing hockey and soccer. Evan would love to thank Shari Quallenberg and Paige Berberick at AMI Talent Agency as well as Ms Kimberly Kay and all his dance teachers at Dimensions in Dance for their training, guidance and continuous support. Thank you to the Stratford Festival for the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful experience. Love to Mom, Dad and sister Sydney.
    Sydney Kearns
    Sharon Percy
    2019: Sharon Percy in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Training: Competitive dance team, Dimensions in Dance - jazz, tap and ballet. Et cetera: Sydney is a student at Woodland Park Public School in Cambridge, Ontario. She enjoys singing with the school choir, swimming and playing the ukulele. Sydney would love to thank the teachers at Dimensions in Dance for their continuous support, training and guidance. Thank you to the Stratford Festival for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of such an amazing show. Love to Mom, Dad and brother Evan.
    Carlee MacKenzie
    Tracey Atkinson
    2019: Tracey Atkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical. Second season. Stratford: Lillian Hix in The Music Man. Elsewhere: Ensemble in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Aladdin, The Music Man (Drayton Entertainment); Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol (Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts). Training: Broadway Dance Center (N.Y.C.); Broadway Artist Alliance (N.Y.C.); AK Arts (London); Arc Music Studio (London); O'Neill Academy of Dance (London). Online: @carleemackenzi. Et cetera: Carlee is thrilled to be part of the Stratford Festival, which fulfills her passion for live theatre. A special thanks to her friends and family for their love and support. Many thanks as well to Kim O'Neill and all the teachers at O'Neill Academy of Dance, Miss Rachelle, and Donna Feore for another wonderful opportunity.
    Jordan Mah
    Ensemble
    2019: Grocer, Puppeteer in Little Shop of Horrors  and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Third season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Anne of Green Gables and Jesus Christ Superstar (Charlottetown Festival); Mary Poppins (YPT); West Side Story (Citadel Theatre); The Nutcracker and Shumka at 50! China tour (Shumka/SPI Productions); Rent and Dogfight (SAT). Training: Grant MacEwan University, Theatre Arts. Online: Instagram: @Djmah5. Et cetera: Jordan would like to thank everyone at the Talent House, his family, friends and mentors for all the incredible support. "Life is a whirlwind, so spread those wings and fly!"
    Chad McFadden
    Mr. Wilkinson
    2019: Mr. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Ninth season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, Don in A Chorus Line, As You Like It, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, The King and I, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, Into the Woods, Oklahoma!, My One and Only. Elsewhere: Siegfried (COC); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American tour); The Little Mermaid, White Christmas, Mary Poppins (Valentine), Big Band Legends, Annie, 9 to 5 (Bob Enright), Dance Legends, Brigadoon (Harry Beaton), Evita, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Me and My Girl (Drayton); Joseph…, Sweet Charity (Stage West); Beauty and the Beast, Legends (Grand); Guys and Dolls (Citadel, Theatre Calgary, MTC); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown); Broadway Encore! (Tokyo Disneyland); Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker (Ballet Jörgen). Film/TV: Hairspray, Bollywood/Hollywood, The Other Me, Charms for the Easy Life, Earth: Final Conflict, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
    André Morin
    Ensemble
    2019: Seymour Krelborn in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Seventh season. Stratford: Ariel in The Tempest, Parry in The Virgin Trial, Messenger in Bakkhai, Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Diggory in She Stoops to Conquer, Mother Courage and Her Children, King John, Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: John in The Lion in Winter (The Grand); Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Theatre by the Bay); Henry in Next to Normal (Clearwater Theatre). Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory. Online: Twitter: @Andre_P_Morin; Instagram: anmoomna. Et cetera: Much love to all my friends and family, and many thanks to Mom, Dad, Alex, Daniel, Grandma, Caroline, Frank and Shari.
    Wyatt Moss
    Ensemble
    2019: Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Wyatt began his dance training at only three years old at Bojangles Dance Arts, a top-10 competitive studio in Canada. Since then, his work as a soloist and competitive group dancer has garnered hundreds of awards throughout the United States and Canada. Wyatt is also a multiple top-10 finalist at the Dance Awards in Las Vegas and Orlando, and recent winner of the Junior Soloist title at the View Dance Challenge. In 2018, Wyatt took a year away from competitive dance to focus on his breakout lead role as Young Roch in The Hockey Sweater: A Musical, presented by the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Et cetera: Wyatt is thrilled to understudy the role of Billy and participate as an ensemble cast member in this production.
    Marcus Nance
    Pit Supervisor
    2019: Pit Supervisor in Billy Elliot the Musical and Wino in Little Shop of Horrors. Eighth season. Stratford: The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Carousel, The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Moby Dick, To Kill a Mockingbird, My One and Only. Elsewhere: Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Floyd Collins, Pal Joey (Shaw Festival); Dracula (Innerchamber); Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast (Grand Theatre); La Bohème, Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mikado (Drayton); Evangeline (Charlottetown); Kismet, Of Thee I Sing (Encores! N.Y.C.); Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla); Four Saints in Three Acts (Chicago Opera Theater); Dark Star Requiem (Luminato); Porgy and Bess (Toronto Symphony); Elsewhereless (Tapestry). Film/TV: Prodigal Son (Glorious Films), The Producers (Universal), Beatrice Chancy (CBC). Recordings: The Voice Next Door. Awards: Metropolitan Opera winner, Dora nominee. Training: Fresno State University. Online: marcusnance.com.
    Oliver Neudorf
    Posh Boy
    2019: Posh Boy in Billy Elliot the Musical. Third season. Stratford: Page of Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (2017), Young Macduff in Macbeth (2016). Elsewhere: Segal Centre/NAC: Sylvain in The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (2018). Drayton Entertainment: Flounder in Disney's The Little Mermaid (2018). Performer in family band vogelJoy. Online: oliverneudorf.com. Instagram: @oliver_neudorf. Et cetera: Oliver is delighted to be back at the Stratford Festival for 2019 and to reunite with many of his pals and colleagues in this fantastic musical. Aside from acting, Oliver's love is cars. One of his goals is to be on The Grand Tour, so it would be smashing if Sir Elton John read this humble bio and put in a good word with his countryman Jeremy Clarkson.
    Denise Oucharek
    Lesley
    2019: Lesley in Billy Elliot the Musical and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Third season. Stratford: Mrs. Paroo, The Music Man; Ursula/Mother Abbess, Frau Schmidt understudy, The Sound of Music; ensemble/Nettie Fowler understudy, Carousel. Elsewhere: Rosie understudy/ensemble, Mamma Mia! (Littlestar/Mirvish); Anne Parker, Queen for a Day (April 30th); Rita, Flying on Her Own (Neptune); Bird Girl, Seussical (Aquarius); Frau Zeller/Sister Margaretta understudy, The Sound of Music (Webber/Mirvish); Golde, Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West). Training: BMus, BEd (Queen's University). Awards: Mississauga Arts Council Award, Emerging Artist, Theatre. Et cetera: Voice faculty member at Sheridan College and UTM. Denise teaches/coaches privately and serves as Artistic Director of Theatre Atoms. Thanks to da Costa Talent; my parents, Anne and Norm; my husband, Anthony; and beautiful children, William and Liliana. Denise performs this season in loving memory of Christine Smith.
    Trevor Patt
    Ensemble

    2019: Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical  and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Fourth season. Stratford: Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Shakespeare in Love.Elsewhere: The Wizard of Oz, Shrek: The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre); Billy Elliot (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival/Citadel); Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage); The Sound of Music, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Robin Hood, High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius); The Last Christmas Turkey (Theatre Orangeville); Made in Canada (Smile Theatre); Broadway: Andrew Lloyd Webber (Port Hope); An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (Glenn Gould Studio); Come From Away (CMTP/Sheridan). Training: Proud graduate of Sheridan's Music Theatre Performance Program and George Brown's Dance Program. Et cetera: Love and thanks to the Talent House, Jade, and my family for their constant support.

    Vanessa Sears
    Mum
    2019: Mum in Billy Elliot the Musical and Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Young People's Theatre); Flaemmchen in Grand Hotel, Polly Plummer in The Magician's Nephew, Zoe in An Octoroon (Shaw Festival); Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); Edwina in Passing Strange (Obsidian Theatre Company/The Musical Stage Company); Nicola in Kinky Boots (Mirvish Productions); Loretta/LaRain in Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan). Film/TV: Suits, The Beaverton. Training: High Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College. Awards: Toronto Theatre Critics Award: Best Supporting Actress (Passing Strange); Critic's Pick Award: Outstanding Ensemble (Passing Strange); Dora Award: Outstanding Ensemble (The Wizard of Oz); BroadwayWorld Award: Best Female in a Featured Role (Kinky Boots). Online: vanessasears.com. Et cetera: Huge love to my family, friends, and my agent, Rachel.
    Jason Sermonia
    Ensemble
    2019: Sailor, Puppeteer in Little Shop of Horrors and Ensemble in Billy Elliot the Musical. Seventh season. Stratford:The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, A Chorus Line, As You Like It, Hypochondriac, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes. Elsewhere: Revivals of Miss Saigon and Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); The Lion King (Mirvish, Las Vegas); Dirty Dancing (Mirvish); We Will Rock You (Mirvish, U.S. national tour); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse); Mary Poppins (Drayton). TV: 71st & 66th annual Tony Awards; 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards; Dancing with the Stars; The Marilyn Denis Show. Film: Honey; Oscar, Best Picture: Chicago. Awards: Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award (2016); Brian Macdonald Choreographer Award (2018). Online: Facebook/Instagram: @JasonSermonia. Et cetera: Love and many thanks to all my friends, family, T House and beautiful wife Melanie.
    Isabella Stuebing
    Debbie Wilkinson
    2019: Debbie Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Francine in The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (Segal Centre); Amanda Thripp in Matilda the Musical (Mirvish and 2017 national U.S. tour); Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz (Drayton Entertainment). Film/TV:Murdoch Mysteries, voice-over on Bell 2018 Olympics commercial. Training: Dimensions in Dance, LB Acting Studio, M.J. Johnson, Stacy Smith. Awards: Dora Award nominee for Best Ensemble, Matilda the Musical; Miss Petite Starpower; Revolution and OnStage Regional winner. Et cetera: Isabella thanks Donna Feore and the Stratford Festival for this wonderful opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad, Riley and her grandparents. Special thanks to Daniel and The Talent House.
    Callum Thompson
    Tall Boy
    2019: Tall Boy in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story (Grand Theatre, London); Scar in The Lion King Jr. (West Oaks French Immersion School); ensemble in Aladdin, The Music Man (Drayton Entertainment). Film/TV: Jesse in Firecrackers (Prowler Films); Brandon in The Ponysitter's Club (Brain Power Studios); Dancer in "Get Paid" music video for Canadian band Nikki's Wives. Training: Dance - O'Neill Academy of Dance and various conventions. Vocals - Rick Kish, Musical Theatre - Drayton Pre-Professional Program. Instagram: @callumthompsn. Et cetera: Callum would love to thank his family and everyone who helps him learn and expand his skills as a performer! A big thanks to Daniel for finding fun opportunities for him!
    Mila Tupy
    Karen Davidson
    2019: Karen Davidson in Billy Elliot the Musical. Stratford debut. Film/TV: Liz Johnson in Erin's Guide To Kissing Girls. Training: Dimensions in Dance Studio, Simply Swagg Dance Studio, LB Acting Studio, Stacy Smith. Online: @MilaTupy.
    Jason Woolley
    Swing
    2019: Swing in Billy Elliot the Musical and a member of the Lab Ensemble. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Homer Zuckerman in Charlotte's Web (Oshawa Little Theatre); Ensemble in Evita (Oshawa Little Theatre); Mayor of the Munchkin City in The Wizard of Oz (Whitby Courthouse Theatre); dancer/dance captain in a variety of commercial/Broadway/Las Vegas shows across multiple cruise lines: Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line. Film/TV: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, dancer. Training: Theatre Dance Academy, Metro Movement, Harbour Dance Centre. Et cetera: Jason thanks his family, Vesna, Jim and Kara for their unconditional love and support. Shout-out to Barb, Frank, Robert and the entire TDA family. A special mention to Doug for being the ever-constant force that drives him to do better.
    Donna Feore
    Director and Choreographer
    2019: Director and choreographer of Billy Elliot the Musical and Little Shop of Horrors25th season. Stratford: Director and choreographer of The Rocky Horror Show (longest-running show in the Festival's history) and The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Charlie Brown, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, My Fair Lady (choreographer). Elsewhere: Recently, director and choreographer: The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (NAC English Theatre, December 2018; world première, Segal Centre, October 2017). Creative producer and director: Life Reflected: a multimedia orchestral production (world première, National Arts Centre Orchestra, heading to Paris and Gothenburg, Sweden, in spring 2019). Director: Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream (NACO); Yorkville (world première, Blyth Festival); The Very Best of Broadway with Audra McDonald and Marvin Hamlisch; Rock 'n' Roll, It's a Wonderful Life (Canadian Stage); Lecture on the Weather, A Soldier's Tale with F. Murray Abraham (Detroit Symphony Orchestra); Mozart: A Life in Letters (Toronto Symphony Orchestra); Annie Get Your Gun (Massey Hall). Choreographer: Siegfried (Canadian Opera Company/Opéra National de Lyon); Tosca, Red Emma, Oedipus Rex (Dora Award) (COC). Film/TV: Politics Is Cruel, Mean Girls, Eloise, Martin and Lewis, Stormy Weather, Romeo and Juliette, Don Giovanni Unmasked. Upcoming: World première of Steven Page and Daniel MacIvor's new musical, Here's What It Takes. Et cetera: I wish to express my gratitude to my incredible team of collaborators who inspire me always. Most importantly, I want to thank my family, Colm, Thomas and Anna, Jack and Lisa, for their unconditional love and support.
    Franklin Brasz
    Music Director
    2019: Director of Music for the Stratford Festival. Music director of Billy Elliot the Musical. 10th season. Stratford: The Music Man, HMS Pinafore, A Little Night Music, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me, Kate, Funny Thing Happened... (Stratford/Mirvish). In concert: The Fantasticks, Passion, Next to Normal. Elsewhere: London Symphonia's Enchanting Broadway. Toronto/U.S. tours: The Lion King, Ragtime, Show Boat, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Lord of the Rings, Annie Get Your Gun, Wicked, The Threepenny Opera (Soulpepper). American Boychoir School, Illinois and Dorian Opera Theatres. Gala concerts honouring Megan Follows, Eric McCormack, William Shatner, Colm Feore, Gordon Pinsent, Des McAnuff, Maggie Smith. Recordings: Carousel, Crazy for You (Stratford cast recordings); The Voice Next Door (Marcus Nance); Still Dreaming of Paradise (Josh Young). Training: Vocal Coaching and Accompanying, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    Michael Gianfrancesco
    Set Designer
    2019: Designer of The Crucible and set designer of Billy Elliot the Musical and Little Shop of Horrors. 16th season. Stratford: The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hosanna, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband - set; A Chorus Line, Bunny, The Sound of Music, Christina, The Girl King, Taking Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Edward II, The Triumph of Love - set and costumes. Elsewhere: Michael recently designed the costumes for Frame by Frame with Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté for The National Ballet of Canada and Ex Machina, the set for the world première of Hadrian by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor at the Canadian Opera Company, and the costumes for Ricciardo e Zoraide at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Italy. His work in theatre, opera and ballet has been seen across Canada.
    Dana Osborne
    Costume Designer
    2019: Costume designer of Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors and The Front Page19th season. Stratford: Costume designer of 22 productions including The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show and Guys and Dolls. Set and costume designer: Timon of Athens, Henry IV, Part 1. Elsewhere: Upcoming and recent credits: The Penelopiad (Grand Theatre), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Citadel); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty); The Hound of the Baskervilles, Androcles and the Lion (Shaw); Bed and Breakfast (Blyth, GCTC, Arts Club, Belfry, Centaur); Flight, The Barber of Seville (Pacific Opera/Opéra de Québec); Art, Picture This, Father Comes Home From the Wars parts 1, 2 and 3 (Soulpepper). Awards: Two Dora Awards for Costume Design, 2012 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design. Online: danaosborne.ca. Instagram: @danaosbornedesign.
    Michael Walton
    Lighting Designer
    2019: Lighting designer of Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors and Birds of a Kind15th season. Stratford (selected): The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria!, Guys and Dolls, The School for Scandal, Tartuffe, Macbeth, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. Elsewhere: A Doll's House Part 2 (RMTC/Mirvish); The Full Light of Day (Electric Company); Tartuffe (Canadian Stage/Stratford); The Humans (Citadel/Canadian Stage); A Christmas Carol, Enron (NAC); Jenufa, Maria Stuarda, Albert Herring (Pacific Opera Victoria); Così Fan Tutte (Canadian Opera Company); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Julie, The Other Place, Harper Regan, Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage); Chimerica (RMTC/Canadian Stage).
    Jamie Nesbitt
    Projection Designer
    2019: Projection designer of Billy Elliot the MusicalLittle Shop of Horrors and Birds of a Kind. Second season. Stratford: The Rocky Horror Show. Elsewhere: Jamie designs across North America and Europe. His résumé includes Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, NAC, Soulpepper, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Palazzo Circus (Berlin), Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, Bard on the Beach, Arts Club, Charlottetown Festival, Electric Company, Kidd Pivot (Germany/Canada), Pacific Opera, Opéra de Québec, Company 14 (New York), Vancouver Opera, Why Not, Neptune, The Belfry, Old Trouts, ARC, Cahoots, PTE, Touchstone, Vertigo, Pi Theatre, Theatre Network, Birdland, Rumble Productions, Gateway, Green Thumb, Yukon Arts Centre, and many more. Graduate of Studio 58. Awards: Eight Jessie nominations, one Jessie Award, three Critter nominations, two Critter Awards, two Sterling nominations, five Betty nominations, two Betty Mitchell Awards, one Capital Critics Award, 2008 Mayor Arts Award (Vancouver), 2007 Sam Payne Award, 2006 Earl Klein Memorial Scholarship. Online: jamienesbitt.com.
    Peter McBoyle
    Sound Designer
    2019: Sound designer of Billy Elliot the Musical and Little Shop of Horrors. 24th season. Stratford (selected): Over 60 productions including The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Chorus Line, Shakespeare in Love, A Little Night Music, Carousel, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Henry V, A Word or Two, Equus. Elsewhere: Peter has worked at most of the major Canadian theatres and in U.S. cities such as New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta. His Broadway credits include Come Fly Away and Barrymore and his tours include Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, Come Fly Away, Legally Blonde and West Side Story. Training: Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music (McGill). Awards: Suzi (Atlanta), Come Fly Away; Dora nomination, Fire. Et cetera: Thanks to Meghan, Ella and Beatrice for their unending support.
    Anita Nittoly
    Fight Director
    2019: Fight Director for the 2019 season. Fourth season. Stratford: 2013: assistant fight director; 2017: associate fight director; 2018: associate fight director. Elsewhere: Centaur Theatre (2019 - The Last Wife, 2018 - Successions, 2017 - The 39 Steps), Carousel Players (2019 - Whole World), Blyth Festival (2018 season), Outside the March/The Company Theatre (2018 - Jerusalem), Canadian Opera Company (2014/15/16). Anita is the stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montréal and teaches workshops year-round across southern Ontario. Anita also works as a stunt performer and stunt actor in the film and TV industry. Selected credits: Enhanced, Teen Titans, The Boys, Dark Matter, KIN, Designated Survivor, 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries.
    Stephen Cota
    Associate Choreographer
    2019: Associate choreographer of Billy Elliot the Musical and associate choreographer and assistant director of Little Shop of Horrors. 14th season. Stratford: Choreographer of Romeo and Juliet, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Hypochondriac, Cynthia Dale in Concert: Outside Looking In. Assistant director of The Rocky Horror Show. Associate choreographer of The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls. Assistant choreographer of A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music. Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof (2013, 2000), 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West Side Story, The Music Man, Moby Dick, Oklahoma!, My One and Only, Oliver!, South Pacific. Elsewhere: Assistant choreographer of West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); White Christmas, Annie (Drayton Entertainment); Mel Brooks's The Producers (Canon Theatre). Et cetera: Thanks to my family for their constant support, especially my wife, Rachel.
    Geoff Scovell
    Associate Fight Director
    2019: Associate fight director for the 2019 season. Ninth season. Stratford: Associate fight director (selected): Macbeth, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shakespeare in Love, A Little Night Music, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption, Hamlet, The Physicists, Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, Crazy for You, King John, Man of La Mancha, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Othello. Elsewhere: Fight director: Peter and the Starcatcher, Sweet Charity (Shaw); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC); The Godot Cycle (Yes Let's Go); Romeo and Juliet (ShakespeareWorks). Film/TV: Stunts (selected): It: Chapter 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Schitt's Creek, The Boys, Wayne, What We Do in Shadows, Titans, Umbrella Academy, Save Me, The Expanse, Designated Survivor, Suicide Squad, Dark Matter, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Pompeii, Robocop, Reign, Orphan Black, Carrie, Total Recall. Training: BFA, Ryerson. Awards: Paddy Crean. Online: @GeoffScovell.
    Ann Baggley
    Assistant Director
    2019: Assistant director of Billy Elliot the Musical. Eighth season. Stratford: Ann is very happy to be back at the Festival as assistant director to Donna Feore. Assistant director: The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof. Actor: Emily in Our Town, Agnes in The School for Wives (with Brian Bedford) and Les Belles-Soeurs. Elsewhere: Assistant director: The Hockey Sweater: A Musical, Segal Centre (Montreal) and at the NAC (Ottawa). Assistant to the Creative Producer and Director: Life Reflected, an immersive multimedia project with NACO. Actor: ensemble at Shaw Festival for six seasons; worked in regional theatres across the country. Et cetera: Ann is also a photographer. Online: annbaggley.wixsite.com/abphotography.
    Stephan Dickson
    Assistant Choreographer
    2019: Assistant choreographer of Billy Elliot the Musical and Little Shop of Horrors. Second season. Stratford: Assistant choreographer: The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show. Elsewhere: Choreographer: The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady, Robin Hood the Panto (Capitol), Rock of Ages, Rumours and Dreams (SWC), Fare Trade (Bell TV), Odd Squad (TVO), Charlie Brown (Rose), The Full Monty, Peter Pan (CCMP), Aleck Bell, Tweed - The Musical (Tweed & Co.), The Rocky Horror Show (The LOT), Hit That Jive Jack (H&S Foundation). Associate choreographer: Grand Hotel (Shanghai), Forever Plaid (Rose), Ragtime (CCMP). Assistant choreographer: In the Heights (Sheridan), Once on This Island (Acting Up Stage), TIFF Thanks You (Cineplex). Training: Randolph Academy, Canadian Dance Company. Et cetera: Huge thanks to Donna, Steve, Ann, Franklin, Laura, the cast, and the crew. Also, thanks to Bruce and the T-House team. Love to my family, friends, Kris, Lil L, Big E, and Big Bro Cam.
    Cynthia Toushan
    Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre. Stage manager of Billy Elliot the Musical. 23rd season. Stratford: Shows include A Chorus Line, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Hello, Dolly!, The King and I and others. Elsewhere: Over 35 years as a stage manager; over 25 years with the Canadian Opera Company as a stage manager and choreographer; production stage manager and resident director of Jersey Boys, Toronto; 25 years as a singer/dancer and choreographer in Canadian theatre; associate director/choreographer to her mentor, Alan Lund. Cynthia has worked in many forms of live entertainment including gala events, music concerts, opening ceremonies and variety-show fundraisers. Et cetera: Love to her fiancé, Paul, daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer, son-in-law, Andrew, and her grandchildren, Kennedy, Koston and Connor. Being a grandmother is the best job in the world!
    Kimberly Brown
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Othello and Billy Elliot the Musical. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Bakkhai, A Chorus Line, Bunny, The Diary of Anne Frank and She Stoops to Conquer. Elsewhere: Jack of Diamonds (Theatre Aquarius); The Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish Productions/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Footloose, South Pacific, Twist and Shout (Drayton Entertainment). Training: Technical Theatre Production, Sheridan College. Et cetera: Kimberly would like to thank Alex for all his love and support and for always knowing that anything was within her reach.
    Elizabeth McDermott
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Othello and Billy Elliot the Musical. Sixth season. Stratford: The Music Man, To Kill a Mockingbird, Shakespeare in Love, The Hypochondriac, The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, King of Thieves, Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Phèdre, Ever Yours, Oscar. Elsewhere: Grease (Irregular Entertainment); King Lear, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in High Park); A City, Divisadero (Necessary Angel); Cracked: new light on dementia (UW/Collective Disruption); Comfort (Red Snow Collective); The Road to Paradise, Night (Human Cargo); Miracle on 34th Street (STC); Bella (HGJTC); Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown); Falling: A Wake (Blyth); The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); Binti's Journey, Head à Tête, Old Man and the River (Theatre Direct); Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath); Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well (SLSF).
    Rebecca Miller
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2019: Assistant stage manager of Billy Elliot the Musical and The Front Page. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Assistant stage manager: Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, 10 years (National Arts Centre); Wonderful Town, She Loves Me, A Foggy Day (Shaw Festival); The Who's Canadian Tommy tour (Mirvish); The Glass Menagerie (NAC/Mirvish); Othello (NAC/Citadel Theatre). Stage manager: After the Dance (Shaw Festival); Canada Day on Parliament Hill, Ottawa; Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert, Scotiabank Place, Ottawa; Arms and the Man (NAC/Citadel Theatre/Vancouver Playhouse); An Enemy of the People (NAC/Citadel Theatre). Lighting designer: National Arts Centre 40th Anniversary Gala, CAPPIES Gala Awards, 11 years (NAC), various National Arts Centre Orchestra Pops concerts. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Technical Production. Awards: Rideau Award Ottawa, Best Lighting Design, Top Girls (Third Wall Theatre); Rideau Award Ottawa nomination, Best Lighting Design, Henry V (Third Wall Theatre).
    Meghan Callan
    Production Stage Manager
    2019: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre and Avon Theatre. 19th season. Stratford (selected): Paradise Lost, The Virgin Trial, A Little Night Music, The Physicists, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014), Tommy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest (2010). Elsewhere: At Soulpepper, Meghan stage-managed The Virgin Trial and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Meghan has worked in stage management for the Shaw Festival, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, NAC, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre and Lighthouse Festival Theatre. She has also worked in stage management for corporate clients such as General Motors, Toyota Canada, the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian International Auto Show. Training: BFA, York University. Awards: 2017 Tyrone Award, Stratford Festival. Et cetera: Much love and thanks to Beatrice, Ella and Peter for their support and for making her so happy.

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