Show Title
Gypsy

Creative Team

Cast


RACHEL AYLWARD
(Showgirl/Caroline) Rachel is grateful to be making her debut at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Gypsy. Former credits include Footloose, A Chorus Line, and Ebenezer: A Musical Christmas Carol. Rachel attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned a dual degree with a BBA in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management and a BA in Dance from the Five College Dance Department. She volunteers with her alma mater to coordinate NYPOP (New York Professional Outreach Program), creating a bridge for young artists to gain the skills needed to pursue a professional career in New York City. She is also a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and passionate dance educator. www.rachayl.com

MICHAEL BAXTER
(Associate Choreographer/Georgie/St. Louis) Michael is proud to be back onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Gypsy. Michael also appeared in this season’s production of Me and My Girl, where he was the Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain. This summer, Michael will begin his sixth consecutive season as the Resident Choreographer of The MUNY in St. Louis. New York credits include Clinton The Musical (New World Stages, Assistant Choreographer). Regional credits include Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Drury Lane Theatre, Associate Director and Choreographer); Empire The Musical (McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain/Ensemble); The Count of Monte Cristo (Pioneer Theatre Company, Associate Choreographer); Mo Willem’s Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in A Play” (The Kennedy Center’s Theatre for Young Audiences and 2016 National Tour production, Assistant Choreographer). National tour credits include the 50th anniversary national tour of Hello, Dolly! Starring Sally Struthers (Ensemble). Michael is a proud alumnus of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Special thanks to Marcia Milgrom Dodge and the entire team at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre!

JAMES BEDEL
(Little Tulsa) James is thrilled and honored to be returning to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre after performing in this past season’s production of The Will Rogers Follies. James is eleven years old and attends the Franklin Academy’s gifted sixth grade class for boys in Palm Beach Gardens. James’s passion is performing and he has been recently seen in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Conservatory productions of The Pajama Game, Dr. Dolittle Jr., Peter Pan Jr. and The Best of Broadway Revue. James would like to give his heartfelt thanks to God for all his blessings, Andrew Kato for this amazing opportunity, his family for their love and support, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Rachel Blavatnik, and the entire Maltz Jupiter Theatre family. He hopes you enjoy the show!

LAUREN BELL
(Torreadorable/Hollywood Blonde) Lauren is thrilled to be making her debut at the acclaimed Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Gypsy. Favorite credits from regional theaters include, Show Boat with Fiddlehead Theatre Company; Mame starring Leslie Uggams; 42nd Street; White Christmas; and Oklahoma! at The Wick Theater and Costume Museum; Ragtime and Spamalot with Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre; and 110 in the Shade at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Lauren is excited to be returning to her home state for even just a little while, as she currently lives in New York City. www.lauren-bell.com

JEANNE BENNETT
(Miss Cratchitt/Electra) Jeanne is thrilled to be making her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in Gypsy. National tours include Les Misérables (Fantine), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drood), South Pacific, and Brigadoon. In addition, she has performed off Broadway and regionally at the The MUNY, Kansas City Starlight Theatre, North Carolina Repertory Theatre, and locally at the Plaza Theatre and Caldwell Theatre Company. Jeanne will be Ms. Kagan on Nickelodeon’s upcoming I Am Frankie and has recently been seen in commercials for AutoNation, Walgreens, and Outback Steakhouse. She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in West Palm Beach.

ISABELLA BOCKMAN-PEDERSEN
(Balloon Girl/u/s Baby June)
Isabella is excited to be working with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre again! She enjoyed previous roles in Through the Looking Glass, and an understudy role in Les Misérables, and The Art of Dr. Seuss. Isabella has been performing since she was very young. She is 12 years old and a home-educated 6th grader in Wellington, FL.

NEVILLE BRAITHWAITE
(Kansas) Neville is excited to be making his Maltz Jupiter debut in Gypsy with such a talented team. After graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Neville moved to South Korea to perform children’s theatre and appear on the popular TV show, Po Po Po. Before returning to the states, he made a stop in the Czech Republic where he was the recipient of a CEC Artslink Award to create an original piece with LaS Company. Previous credits include Babes in Arms, A Man of No Importance, The Wings of Ikarus Jackson (Kennedy Center’s Family Theatre world premiere), Footloose, and many, many more. On camera credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, SNL, Mysteries at the Museum, and commercials for Evian, Smirnoff, uSell, and NYC Department of Health. Many thanks to his agents at CTG. 2 Timothy 1:7 www.ohneville.com

JOHNSON BROCK
(Yonkers) Johnson is thrilled to make his Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut working with Marcia Milgrom Dodge on Gypsy! After graduating from Northwestern University, Johnson tread the boards at Theatre at the Center, Porchlight Music Theatre, and Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago. Now based out of New York, Johnson is grateful to soak up the Florida sunshine this winter with this talented cast and creative team!

TAYLOR BROADARD
(Torreadorable/Hollywood Blonde) Taylor is thrilled to be making her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in Gypsy. Taylor was on the national tour of Memphis the Musical. She was recently in Mamma Mia! as Lisa at Maine State Music Theatre this summer. She has also performed on Norwegian Cruise Lines in Legally Blonde as Brooke Windham on the Pride of America in Hawaii. Taylor is from Worcester, Massachusetts and now lives in New York City. She studied at Pace University and received a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance. Taylor would like to thank the amazing people in her life who constantly believe in her and push her to be the best person she can be everyday. She wouldn’t be here without their constant love and support. www.taylorbroadard.com

STEVE CARROLL
(Pop/Mr.Goldstone/Cigar) Steve is delighted to return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for the third time, having portrayed General Harrison Howell in Kiss Me, Kate and Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. New York credits include Design For Living, Deathwatch, Romeo and Juliet, A Loss of Roses, The Infernal Machine, and Dr. Matt Rawlins on One Life To Live. At New Jersey Repertory Company, Steve played leading roles in the world premieres of A World I Never Made and North Fork — as well as Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, a one-man play he wrote, produced, and tours nationally (CharlesLindberghPlay.com). Since moving to Florida, he has performed at the Historic Asolo Theatre, the Glenridge Performing Arts Center, and the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in Sarasota. On Florida’s east coast, he appeared in Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Luv at the Plaza Theatre. Steve sends special thanks to wife Elaine and son Greg for their unwavering love and support.

JESSICA CROUCH
(Caroline) Jessica is delighted to make her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut. Her credits include The Witch in Into The Woods (Forestburgh Playhouse), Gloria Thorpe in Damn Yankees (Pittsburgh CLO), Tribe in Hair (Sacramento Music Circus), Vibrata in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Bay Street Theatre), and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (PCPA Theatrefest and Palace Theatre Manchester). She has also been seen in the national tours of We Will Rock You (u/s Killer Queen and Oz) and All Shook Up (u/s Miss Sandra). Jessica would like to thank her closest supporters for always inspiring her to continue this crazy dream of hers. www.jessica-crouch.com

ELLA K FRONT
(Contestant/u/s Baby Louise) Ella is proud to make her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in Gypsy. Ella is a student of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts and a member of their Youth Touring Company. She has recently performed in several of the Conservatory’s productions including The Little Mermaid Jr. and The Best of Broadway Musical Revue, and is currently rehearsing for her role as Bikini Wahini in the upcoming Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Conservatory production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Ella lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she is a 4th grader in the academically gifted program at her school. She looks forward to pursuing a professional career in the performing arts.

ALEXANDER GOODWIN-ELAM
(Clarence/Little Yonkers) Alexander is excited and honored to be returning to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre after performing in this past season’s production of The Will Rogers Follies. He is age thirteen and in eighth grade at Murray Middle School in Stuart, FL. Alexander has been a student at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts since 2012, beginning with the production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. He has been seen recently as The Cat in the Hat in the Conservatory production of Seussical in June 2016. Maltz Jupiter Theatre credits include The Will Rogers Follies, The Wiz, Fiddler on the Roof, Through the Looking Glass (2013-14), Anything Goes, Seussical, Hairspray, Sweet Charity, School House Rock! Jr., The Pajama Game, Aladdin Jr., Oklahoma!, The Best of Broadway Musical Revue, and Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. Youth Artists’ Chair production credits include Assistant Stage Manager for Rhinoceros, and Scenic Design for The Glass Menagerie. Alexander is proud to be a member of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Company and Dance Company. Alexander would like to express his thanks to Andrew Kato and Marcia Milgrom Dodge for this amazing opportunity. A special thanks to everyone at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for their support and for providing the educational foundation for young artists to develop their skills and love of performing arts.

EMILY KB GOUGH
(Torreadorable/Hollywood Blonde) Emily is a senior in the Palm Beach Virtual School and is also enrolled in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Professional Training Program and a member of the Youth Touring Company. Conservatory credits include Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, Cats, Footloose, Hairspray, Through the Looking Glass, and Seussical. Maltz Jupiter Theatre regional credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Will Rogers Follies, Kiss Me, Kate, The Audience, Me and My Girl, and The Producers. She would also like to thank Andrew and Marcia Milgrom Dodge for this wonderful experience.

JAY JOHNSON
(Uncle Jocko/Weber/Pastey) Jay was most recently seen on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage as Mr. Braithwaite in last season’s production of Billy Elliot the Musical. He was also seen here as Mr. Bundles in Annie, Charlie Cowell in The Music Man, Eugene Fodor in Crazy for You, and in our productions of Les Misérables, Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, and Evita. Jay grew up in Chicago and enjoyed a fourteen-year acting career there before moving to New York and then Florida. Some of his favorite roles include Phaedra in La Cage aux Folles, Max in Lend Me A Tenor, Baby John in West Side Story, Young Damsel in Diva Diaries, and Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain, as well as numerous children’s shows. His best production, though, is his son, Sam, who is a Jefferson Scholar and graduate of the University of Virginia. Jay thanks everyone for their support of live theatre and the arts. Love to AK!!

KRISTA KURTZBERG
(Agnes/Renee) Krista is thrilled to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre after first appearing on this stage back in 2007 in The Boy Friend. Some of her favorite credits include Cat in the Hat in Seussical (tour and off Broadway), Penny in Hairspray, Gymslip Who in the first national tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ariel in Footloose, Hope in Anything Goes, Red Girl in Shout! The Mod Musical, Catherine in The Foreigner, and Ruby in Dames at Sea. Krista has performed in theaters all over the U.S., one in Russia, and on a cruise ship. Originally from Atlanta, she received her BFA in theater from Wright State University. She lives with her husband, Jonathan, in Long Island, NY and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Many thanks to Marcia Milgrom Dodge and much love to her hubby, family, and friends. www.kristakurtzberg.com.

VICKI LEWIS
(Rose) Vicki is thrilled to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. She previously appeared in Hello, Dolly!, for which she received a Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and Annie for which she received a Carbonell nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She starred on Broadway in the Tony-nominated revivals of Damn Yankees and Chicago; The Crucible; and Pal Joey opposite Patty Lupone and Peter Gallagher and at N.Y. City Center. In Los Angeles, her stage work has garnered her three Ovation Award nominations and one win. She is a familiar face to television audiences having appeared in a myriad of projects spanning 35 years. Most memorably she starred as Beth on the NBC sitcom Newsradio. She currently has recurring roles on Modern Family and Still The King. She recently guest starred on Steve Carell’s series Angie Tribeca, and on the upcoming FOX series Making History. Other notable film and television projects include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, The Middle, How I Met Your Mother, The Ugly Truth, Godzilla, Mousehunt, Doll and Em, See Dad Run, and Melissa and Joey. She voices Deb and Flo in Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.

BLAKE MCCALL
(Contestant/Little Kansas) Blake is ten and is in fifth grade at Limestone Creek Elementary School. He is proud to make his regional theatre debut in Gypsy. Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts credits include Disney Little Mermaid Jr., Disney Peter Pan Jr., Ever Happily After, Dr. Dolittle Jr., The Best of Broadway Musical Revue, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., and Seussical at the Gardens Mall. Other credits include Snow White. He is also a member of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Company. Blake would like to thank Miss Julie, Mr. Brian, Mr. Ricky, Ms. Lea, Ms. Kim, and all of his other teachers that have guided him along the way. Thanks also to Andrew Kato, Rachel Blavatnik, and Marcia Milgrom Dodge for this amazing opportunity!

EMILY MORELAND
(Baby Louise) Emily is proud to be a part of the Gypsy cast at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Emily recently completed a run in the national tour of Annie. She has also appeared at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Through the Looking Glass. Emily is a 6th grader at Wellington Landings Middle School and lives in Royal Palm Beach with her Mom and Dad and her little brother, Jack. Emily would like to thank Andrew Kato, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and all the creative team for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful production.

SHENISE NUÑEZ
(Hollywood Blonde)
Shenise is beyond thrilled to be in her first production at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. She would like to thank the entire production team for all their hard work and Andrew Kato for this opportunity. Most recently seen in West Side Story and Hunchback of Notre Dame as Esmerelda, Shenise’s favorite past credits include Hair (Chrissy) and A Chorus Line (Maggie) with MNM Productions, A Chorus Line (Diana Morales) and I Love You YPNC (Woman #2) at Broward Stage Door, and Curtains and Sister Act at the Wick Theatre. She is most excited for her upcoming production of Spamalot with MNM Productions. She sends lots of love to her family for all their love and encouragement. She would like to thank her best friends Ricky and Keagan for their constant love and continuous support over the years. Lastly a warm heart filled thank you to her biggest fan/BF, Matt. www.shenisenunez.com

TALIA B. PAMATAT
(Baby June) Talia is super excited to be making her professional theatre debut at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Talia is eleven years old and attends Bak MSOA. Performing since age seven, her favorite roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Gavroche in Les Misérables and LeFou in Beauty and the Beast. By far, always the loudest voice in her house, she loves to spend her free time singing, playing with friends, her dog Murphy, and fighting with her two sisters. Talia would like to thank her teachers Jackie and Jason Gillman, Adriana Zabala, and Rocky Duvall for all their guidance, and a special thanks to Mom and Dad for all of their support and love.

JASON DANIEL RATH
(D.C.) Jason is proud to make his Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in an iconic show like Gypsy. His most recent credits include Chicago at Ivoryton Playhouse and Funny Girl at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. He is a recent graduate from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. Jason hails from the D.C. metropolitan area, but now lives in Harlem. Huge thanks to Meg Pantera The Agency, my family, and the incredible team behind this production.

JOHN SCHERER
(Herbie) John has previously appeared at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in La Cage aux Folles, Annie, and They’re Playing Our Song. He played Bertie Wooster on Broadway and in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves, directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. He also appeared on Broadway in LoveMusik, Sunset Boulevard, and the Actors Fund benefit performance of Funny Girl. His Off Broadway credits include Dames At Sea, Olympus On My Mind, and Preppies. He has toured nationally in 42nd Street, Cats, White Christmas, and Mame. He won critical acclaim for his performance as George M at the Goodspeed Opera House. He has played leading roles across the country in regional theaters including the Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center, Ahmanson Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, and many others. His film and television credits include Spinning Into Butter, Crossing Jordan, The Shield, Law & Order (all series), Titus and Guiding Light. He is originally from Buffalo, NY and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

ATSUHISA SHINOMIYA
(L.A.) Atsuhisa is thrilled to make his Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in Gypsy. He most recently appeared in the Broadway production and national tour of The King and I. Internationally, he appeared in West Side Story (Switzerland), Coin of Vows (Russia, Japan). His regional credits include Miss Saigon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage aux Folles, Peter Pan, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Japanese credits include Miss Saigon, Pirate Queen, and Buddha. He also translates American musicals into Japanese. His directing credits include The King and I, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Peter Pan at Okayama Symphony Hall. He also produced a new American musical, Trails, which won a prize at the Green Theater Festival 2015 in Tokyo. He received a Bachelor of Music from Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo) and graduated from the American Musical And Dramatic Academy (NY). He sends a huge thanks to all his family, friends, and Kat Wildish. @atsuhisa1204

EMMA STRATTON
(Louise) Emma is thrilled to be making her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in Gypsy! National tour credits include Bullets Over Broadway (Helen Sinclair), and Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney). Select regional credits include Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), and Kiss Me, Kate (Kate/Lilli). Emma would like to thank Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Bob Cline for the opportunity to play her dream role, to the cast and crew, and most of all to her family for their unending love and support. For Grandma: here, there, and everywhere.

TROY THARITIMANONT
(Contestant/Little L.A.) Troy is incredibly grateful to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Gypsy. Troy was an understudy for The King and I, and also performed in the Conservatory’s production of Dr. Dolittle Jr. (Dr. Dolittle), Ever Happily After (Pinocchio), and The Best of Broadway Musical Revue. Troy is eleven years old and is a fifth grader at H.L. Johnson Elementary. He is also a member of Duke TIP. Troy sends his love and gratitude to Andrew Kato, Rachel Blavatnik, and Marcia Milgrom Dodge for an amazing lifetime opportunity! A special thank you to his wonderful Conservatory teachers, Maltz Jupiter Theatre team, and the entire cast and crew of Gypsy. Much love to mom, dad, Angie, teachers, and family and friends in the USA and Thailand.

BRETT THIELE
(Tulsa) Brett is honored to be making his debut at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with this production of Gypsy. He is a proud alumnus of Pace University. Favorite credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Broadway), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Radio City Music Hall), West Side Story (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Follies (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis) and more. Follow Brett on Instagram and Twitter @bthiele4real. This performance is dedicated to Grandad.

KATIE THOMPSON
(Mazeppa) Katie was last seen as Rhetta Cup in New York City Center’s Pump Boys & Dinettes, directed by Lear deBassonet and co-starring Tony-winner Hunter Foster. Her favorite roles include Vashti in Giant at the Public Theatre, composed by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Michael Greif; The Witch in Big Fish at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, composed by Andrew Lippa, directed by Susan Stroman; and Vesta in We Foxes, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver still in workshop. You can see her on TV as an overbearing stage-mom in NBC’s 30 Rock, or Shoiban in the HBO series High Maintenance. In addition to her work in theatre, Katie’s original music has been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” America, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Her solo albums; “Private Page”, “KT LIVE”, and “What I’ve Done Right” are available on iTunes. www.katiethompson.com

JILLIAN VAN Niel
(June) Jillian is thrilled to be making her debut at Maltz Jupiter Theatre! National tour credits include Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit) and The Addams Family (Flapper Ancestor). Regional theatre credits include Cabaret, Dames at Sea, A Christmas Carol, Young Frankenstein, Winter Wonderettes, Grease, My Fairytale, Hairspray, Pride and Prejudice, Peter Pan, West Side Story, Curtains, The Music Man, and Songs for a New World. Jillian would like to thank Marcia Milgrom Dodge for this amazing experience and, as always, her invaluable family and friends for all of their constant love, support, and inspiration. www.jillianavanniel.com.

KIRSTEN WYATT
(Tessie Tura) Kirsten is happy to make her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in Gypsy. Broadway shows include Annie (Lily St. Regis), A Christmas Story: The Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz), Elf the Musical (Santa’s Elf), Shrek the Musical (Shoemaker’s Elf), Grease (Frenchy, 2007 revival), High Fidelity (Anna), The Pajama Game (Poopsie), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes), and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy/Sally standby). Other favorite shows include Born for This: The Bebe Winans Story (Tammy Faye Bakker), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Mame (Agnes Gooch), Sweet Charity (Charity), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Legally Blonde (Paulette), and Peter Pan (Peter). You can also see her on DVD with the San Francisco Opera in Showboat as Ellie Mae. Kirsten’s TV credits include Blue Bloods, The Naked Brothers Band, As the World Turns, and All My Children. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and a graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

MARCIA MILGROM DODGE
(Director/Choreographer) Marcia’s celebrated work on revivals, new musicals, and plays has been seen throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South Korea, Denmark and the Middle East.  Maltz Jupiter Theatre credits include Fiddler On the Roof, The King and I (Carbonell Award for Direction), Hello, Dolly! (Starring Vicki Lewis, Carbonell Award for Direction), Anything Goes (Carbonell Award for Choreography), and Master Class. Broadway credits include the acclaimed Kennedy Center production of Ragtime (2010 Tony® Award nomination and the Helen Hayes Award). New York and tours credits include Curious George and Seussical (TheatreworksUSA), Ragtime (Phoenix Entertainment); Cookin’ (Minetta Lane Theatre), Venus Flytrap (Active Theater), Radio Gals (John Houseman Theatre Studio), Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever (original production), and William Finn’s Romance In Hard Times (The Public). Regional theatre credits include The MUNY, Drury Lane Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Ford’s Theatre, Kennedy Center, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Center Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Denver Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Glimmerglass Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Music Circus, Goodman Theatre, Lyric Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Huntington Theatre Company, and Arena Stage. Credits abroad include the Nanta Theatre (Seoul, S. Korea); Fredericia Theater (Denmark); Royal Opera House (Muskat, Oman), and the Wintergardens Theatre (Blackpool, England). Marcia’s work has won the Carbonell Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, Backstage Garland Award, Dora Mavor Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Daytime Emmy Award, and she has been nominated for the Astaire Award, Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award, Barrymore Award, Helen Hayes Award, Lortel Award, and Edgar Award.  She is also a teacher, a wife, a mother, a proud executive board member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and a published and produced playwright. For Tony, Natasha and Carole Jo.

HELEN GREGORY
(Music Director) Helen is happy to be returning to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre to conduct her 17th show. Many thanks to the fine staff, crew, artists, and musicians who make her job great fun. A special thanks to Marcia Milgrom Dodge for her continued inspiration and friendship. Off Broadway credits: New York Theatre Workshop, Vineyard Theatre, Public Theatre, and LaMama E.T.C. Regional theatre credits: Maltz Jupiter Theatre- (received eleven Carbonell nominations, Winner 2011 for Crazy For You), Asolo Repertory Theatre (winner of the Sarasota Magazine Theatre Awards 2009, Best Musical Direction for Barnum), Alliance Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse. National tour credits: Grease, Oklahoma!, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Industrial credits: American Movie Classics and the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Helen currently lives in Durango, CO. For my mother, Alice Gregory (1922-2016).

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT
(Scenic Designer) Maltz Jupiter Theatre credits include The Mousetrap, A Chorus Line, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Academy, Anything Goes, Lost In Yonkers, Barnum, Master Class, and Shooting Craps. Select regional theater credits include Portland Center Stage, Ford’s Theatre, the Old Globe, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and multiple productions at Goodspeed Musicals including Fiddler On The Roof, Carousel, Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, Big River, and Camelot. Select off Broadway credits include The Bus and the American premiere of Frank McGuinness’ Gates of Gold (59 E 59); Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova); The Black Suits (Public Theater); Things to Ruin (Second Stage Theatre, The Zipper Factory); The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Theaterworks USA at the Lucille Lortel Theatre). Select tour credits include James Taylor’s One Man Band and ELLA. Michael recently designed productions of Marie Antoinette The Musical and Phantom for EMK International in Seoul, South, Korea.www.msportfolio.com

LEON WIEBERS
(Costume Designer) Leon has designed productions in the United States and internationally. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in South Korea examining traditional dress. His work encompasses musical theatre, dance, opera, and straight plays. Recent credits include dance pieces for BodyTraffic (an LA-based modern company), the Hollywood Bowl, Empire (a new musical at LaMirada Center for the Performing Arts), The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse and Center Stage in Baltimore), The Music Man (Glimmerglass Festival and the Royal Opera in Oman), Il Trovatore (Sacramento Opera), and The King and I (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), all directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. He is a long-term collaborator at California Music Circus whose productions include A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, Show Boat, Anything Goes, I Do, I Do, Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me, Kate, Jekyll and Hyde, Aida, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Grease, West Side Story, The Fantasticks, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Other credits include Il Barbiere di Siviglia (San Francisco Opera Center), Cymbeline (Georgia Shakespeare Festival), Il Trovatore (English National Opera), El Niño (Theatre du Chatelet in Paris), Cosi Fan Tutti (Sacramento Opera), Living Pictures (Getty Museum), and Antigone (Portland Center Stage). Awards include the Carbonell Award, Fulbright research grant to Korea, Back Stage West Garland, and LA Weekly Awards for Three Sisters (Interact Theatre, LA), and an LA Ovation Award for Ubu Roi (A Noise Within). He currently holds a faculty position at Loyola Marymount University and is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

PAUL MILLER
(Lighting Designer) Maltz Jupiter Theatre credits include Billy Elliot the Musical, The Foreigner, Fiddler on the Roof, Dial M for Murder, Hello, Dolly! and Lost in Yonkers. Paul served as Associate Designer for nearly 25 Broadway shows. Some of his New York credits include Amazing Grace, The Illusionists, Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, and Laughing Room Only. Off Broadway credits include Out of the Mouths of Babes, Clinton the Musical, Pageant, Vanities the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Nunsense, Balancing Act, New York City Center Encores!, Second Stage Theatre, Skirball Center, and Avery Fisher Hall. His U.S. regional theatre credits include productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, the Pioneer Theatre, the Goodspeed Opera House, Westport Playhouse, and others. National U.S. tour credits include The Illusionists, Elf the Musical, Shrek the Musical, Story Time Live, The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, The Producers, and The Sound of Music. Paul’s lighting for television include Camelot (live from Lincoln Center), numerous specials for Netflix, Showtime, and Comedy Central, the internationally renowned fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Bares, as well as every live performance for the internationally televised New Year’s Eve Celebration from New York’s Time’s Square for the last 17 years. Internationally Paul has designed for The Stratford Festival (Crazy For You, Blithe Spirit, 42nd Street), on London’s West End, and in Vienna (Legally Blonde) as well as for Teatro alla Scala (West Side Story) in Milan, South Africa (The Fall & Rise of the Phoenix), and in China (Race for Love), Manila (Saturday Night Fever, Cinderella) and São Paulo Brazil (Ghost the Musical).

GERARD KELLY
(Wig Designer) Gerard’s Broadway credits include the national tour of Hair, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hello, Dolly!, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and My Fair Lady. West End credits include Hair. In New York, Gerard has designed for the Public Theatre, the Mint Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, the York Theatre, the Pearl Theatre, and the Classic Stage Company. Regional credits include Westchester Broadway Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Maine State Music Theatre, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, San Francisco TheatreWorks, Cape Playhouse, the Ahmanson Theatre, Sacramento Music Theatre, Downtown Cabaret, Westport Country Playhouse, and the George Street Playhouse. Shakespeare festivals include New York, Lake Tahoe, New Jersey, Idaho, and San Francisco. Film credits include The Conjuring, Transamerica, Girls Will Be Girls, Notorious, The Ten, The Savages, and The Other Women. TV credits include Law and Order: SVU, The Ru Paul Show, and Are We There Yet. Other credits include The B-52s, Ru Paul, Charles Busch, Varla Jean Merman, Lypsinka, Jennifer Holiday, Laura Linney, Felicity Huffman, Marlo Thomas, Whoopi Goldberg, Leslie Mann, and William Hurt.

MARTY METS
(Sound Designer) Marty is elated to return for his sixth season as resident sound designer at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre after winning the Carbonell Award for Best Sound Design for Les Misérables last season. He is also very thankful for receiving two new nominations this year for Frost/Nixon and Me and My Girl. A native born Floridian, Marty graduated from Full Sail University all the way back in 1996. Ever since then he has been working on both sides of the recording studio glass wearing the various hats of producer, engineer, songwriter or musician, sometimes all at once. Other favorite design credits include 4.48 Psychosis (Carbonell Award for Best Sound Design, The Naked Stage) Dial M for Murder (Carbonell Nomination, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Carbonell Nomination, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The King and I (Carbonell Nomination, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Cabaret, Hello, Dolly!, Other Desert Cities, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Chicago, Spamalot, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 42nd Street, A Little Night Music, and The Glass Menagerie. www.martymets.com

CHRIS CLARK
(Production Stage Manager) Chris’ off Broadway credits include the Public Theater (Talking About Race directed by Anna Deavere Smith, Money Grubbin’ Whores); Bay Street Theater (Of Mice and Men, 2015; The Diary of Anne Frank, 2013; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, My Brilliant Divorce, Enter Laughing, Tru, Dames at Sea, Bell, Book and Candle, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Lady in Question, Things Being What They Are, Darwin in Malibu, The Who’s Tommy, Pippin, No Time for Comedy, Once on this Island, Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror, Hair, Fit to Print, You Can’t Take it With You, and A Christmas Carol, 2004). National tour credits include The Vagina Monologues and Goosebumps Live on Stage. Other credits include the Pittsburgh Public Theatre (Ain’t Misbehavin’), Cape Playhouse (Accomplice, Crimes of the Heart). Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera 2003 Season (Goosebumps – Live on Stage, Assistant Director for the British Premiere.)

T.J. KEARNEY
(Assistant Stage Manager) T.J. is excited to return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre after working on The Producers earlier this season. Broadway credits include Spring Awakening. Off Broadway credits include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. National tour credits include Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional theatre credits include My Fair Lady (Bay Street Theatre), Leap of Faith (Ahmanson Theatre), Girlfriend (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Merrily We Roll Along and Spring Awakening (The Wallis Annenberg), Thieves (El Portal Theatre), Spring Awakening (Deaf West Theatre), South Street, Twist! An American Musical, and Dangerous Beauty (Pasadena Playhouse), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, and This Wonderful Life (Laguna Playhouse), The Steward of Christendom, Humor Abuse, and Enter Laughing (Mark Taper Forum). T.J. holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. Special thanks to family for all their love and support. Proud member of Actors’ Equity

ANDREW KATO
(Producing Artistic Director/Chief Executive) Andrew Kato is celebrating his eleventh anniversary at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Last season, he was promoted by the board of directors to Producing Artistic Director/Chief Executive. During his tenure, he has produced over 65 productions and subscriptions have grown to over 7,600 patrons. Overall attendance has grown to nearly 100,000 guests annually. He has been the Creative Consultant/Coordinating Producer on the Tony Awards® for the last 13 years (which has received the Emmy Award eight times). He has produced many Broadway concerts, including Chess in Concert (starring Josh Groban); the Twentieth Anniversary Concert Benefit of Dreamgirls (starring Audra McDonald); Funny Girl in Concert; the Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert of Once On This Island; The Tenth Anniversary Concert Version of Into the Woods, among others. Andrew produced the 1999 through 2002 New York State Governor’s Arts Awards; and Experience Lincoln Center (hosted by Jon Stewart). He was the conceiver and Associate Producer of Madhattan at Las Vegas’ New York New York Hotel and Casino, Savion Glover and Friends at the Delacorte Theatre, and off Broadway’s the Bomb-itty of Errors. He was a Producing Associate on the Broadway productions of Jelly’s Last Jam, Angels in America and the off Broadway production of Cryptogram. Andrew received the 2012 Council’s Choice Muse Award from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the 2013 Silver Palm Award from the South Florida Theatre League for Outstanding Contribution and was honored as being one of the 2014 Leaders of Distinction by Florida Weekly. He is a graduate of Florida State University.

ARTHUR LAURENTS
(Book) is the author of musical plays such as West Side Story, Gypsy, Anyone Can Whistle, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Hallelujah Baby! (1967 Tony Award for Best Musical) and Nick & Nora; and the screenplays The Snake Pit, Rope, Caught, Anastasia, Bonjour Tristesse, The Way We Were, and The Turning Point (Golden Globe Award, Screenwriters Guild Award, Writers Guild of America Award, National Board of Review Best Picture Award). The last two screenplays were novels as well. His plays include Claudia Lazlo, Home of The Brave, The Time of The Cukoo, A Clearing In The Woods, Invitation To The March, The Enclave, Scream, Two Lives, The Radical Mystique, My Good Name, and Jolson Sings Again. He has also directed plays and musicals for the theatre, among them I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Invitation To A March, Anyone Can Whistle, The Enclave, The Madwoman Of Central Park West, Birds Of Paradise, three revivals of Gypsy (with Angela Lansbury in 1974, with Tyne Daly in 1989, with Patti LuPone in 2007), La Cage aux Folles (1984 Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical, 1985 Sydney Drama Critics Award for Directing) and the Broadway revival of West Side Story in 2009. He has also written three memoirs, Original Story by Arthur Laurents: A Memoir of Broadway And Hollywood, Mainly On Directing: Gypsy, West Side Story And Other Musicals, and The Rest Of The Story. He has also written radio episodes for Hollywood Playhouse, Assignment Home (Variety Radio Award, 1945), The Thin Man, Army Service Force Presents, The Man Behind the Gun, and This is Your FBI. He has been honored by awards from many organizations among them the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Writers Guild of America, Antoinette Perry (Tonys), Golden Globe, Drama Desk, National Board of Review and the Sydney Drama Critics. He is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame, P.E.N., the Screenwriter’s Guild, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and is an emeritus member of the Council of the Dramatist Guild.

JULE STYNE
(Music) made Broadway sing for 50 years with shows including High Button Shoes; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Hazel Flagg; Gypsy; Peter Pan; Bells are Ringing; Do Re Mi; Subways Are For Sleeping; Funny Girl; Fade Out-Fade In; Hallelujah, Baby!; The Red Shoes; and Darling of the Day. His film work includes Anchors Aweigh and the Oscar-winning title song of Three Coins in the Fountain. His songbook includes, “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You,” “Just in Time,” “People,” “Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” “Make Someone Happy,” “Small World” and “Time After Time.” Mr. Styne was a 1990 Kennedy Center Honoree and was the recipient of an Oscar, a Tony, two Grammy’s, an Emmy, a Donaldson Award and a Drama Critics Award. The following lyricists collaborated with Mr. Styne: Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Leo Robin, E.Y. Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, Susan Birkenhead, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and Bob Merrill. Mr. Styne served on the Dramatists Guild Council and was a member of the ASCAP for more than 50 years.

STEPHEN SONDHEIM
(Lyrics) wrote the music and lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistles (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park With George (1984), Into The Woods (1987), Assassins (1991) and Passion (1994), as well as lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965), and additional lyrics for Candide (1973), Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), Marry Me a Little (1981), Putting It Together (1993/99) and Moving On (2001) are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist. For films, he composed the scores of Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981) and songs for Dick Tracy (1990). He also wrote songs for the television production “Evening Primrose” (1966), co-authored the film The Last Shelia (1973) and the play Getting Away With Murder (1996) and provided incidental music for the plays The Girls of Summer (1956), Invitation to a March (1961), Twigs (1971) and The Enclave (1973). Saturday Night (1954), his first professional musical, finally had its New York Premier in 1999. Mr. Sondheim is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, the national association of playwrights, composers and lyricists, having served as its president from 1973 to 1981.

JEROME ROBBINS
(Original Direction/Choreography) is world-renowned as a choreographer of ballets as well as a choreographer/director in the theatre, movies and on television. His Broadway shows include On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, Peter Pan, The King and I, West Side Story, Gypsy, Funny Girl and Fiddler on the Roof. His last Broadway production, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, won six Tony Awards, including Mr. Robbins for Best Director and Best Musical. Among the more than 60 ballets he created are Fancy Free, on which On the Town is based, Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, In the Night, In G Major, Other Dances, Glass Pieces, A Suite of Dances for Mikhail Baryshnikov and West Side Story Suite, which are in the repertories of New York City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. Mr. Robbins won two Academy Awards for West Side Story, four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, an Emmy Award, the Screen Directors Guild Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. He was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient and was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur.



Creative Team

Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Librettist / Book Writers: Arthur Laurents
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Composer: Jule Styne

  • Director: Marcia Milgrom Dodge
  • Choreographer: Marcia Milgrom Dodge
  • Music Director: Helen Gregory
  • Set Designer: Michael Schweikardt
  • Lighting Designer: Paul Miller
  • Costume Designer: Leon Weibers
  • Sound Designer: Marty Mets
  • Stage Managers: Brandy DeMil, Debi Marcucci