Performance Dates: July 11, 2019 – August 25, 2019
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Estimated Running Time – 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Recommended Ages – 12 and Up
Meet the Cast of Legally Blonde
The Argyle Theatre in Suffolk County is proud to produce theatre and live entertainment in Babylon year-round, captivating audiences by employing professional actors for our theatrical productions who are members of the Actors’ Equity Association, a union specifically for actors who perform in live theatrical performances.
Jill Taylor Anthony
Jill is beyond thrilled to be returning to The Argyle for this incredible show! Past favorites: Guys & Dolls (Adelaide), Mame (Gooch), 42nd Street (Maggie Jones), Hairspray (Female Authority Figure at The Argyle!), Steel Magnolias (Truvy). Thank you to family and friends for support and to my wonderful husband, Judah, for letting me live my dream! Overflowing gratitude to Antoinette, Jonathan, and the entire Argyle family … for being superb humans! www.JillTaylorAnthony.com
J Ryan Carroll
Dad/Winthrop/Prof. Callahan Understudy
J Ryan Carroll is thrilled to be in Legally Blondeat The Argyle Theatre this summer! He is just off the national tour of Legally Blondewhere he played Elle’s Dad, Winthrop and understudied Callahan (performed). Tours: The ProducersCarmen Ghia, Roger (u/s, performed), Fosse(national and international tours), Wizard Of Oz(North American Tour/ MSG). Other credits: regional theater, film, tv & web. Huge thanks to Antoinette, Jonathan, Michael, and the entire Argyle family! Full bio – www.jryancarroll.com @jryboosh
Tyler Dema is thrilled to be making his debut at The Argyle! Select regional credits include: A Chorus Line(Paul), Newsies(Davey), and West Side Story(Action). He is a (very) recent graduate of Elon University’s Music Theatre program. As a student at Elon, Tyler was fortunate enough to make his directorial debut with the senior class’ full production of The Wedding Singer. Love and thanks to his family, MT’19, Kyle, and his family at HCKR.
is thrilled to be making her Argyle debut! Favorite credits: Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre By The Sea & Totem Pole Playhouse); Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (NSMT); Serena Katz in Fame (National Tour); My Fair Lady &Legally Blonde (International China Tours); & DJ Tanner in Full House! The Musical! (Off-Broadway). Special thanks to Antoinette & Jonathan. To my family for their support, especially Aunt Marie & Momager. IG: eife22
(Dewey/Kyle/Lowell/Guard/GM Chad Understudy)
is delighted to be making his Argyle Theatre debut. Since leaving his former career as a college professor, Jamie moved to NYC to attend The American Musical & Dramatic Academy. Upon finishing Jamie has performed as Jamie Lockhart in The Robber Bridegroom, while also co-starring in NBC’s The Blacklistand Netflix’s Set It Up. Much love and gratitude to friends and family, but mostly to his wife, Hannah, who made this dream of acting possible.
is thrilled to be making her Argyle Theatre debut! BM in Vocal Performance and BA in Dance from TSU. Most recent credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia!(Yorktown Stage) and La Traviata (New Rochelle Opera). Off-Broadway: For Goodness Sake(Musicals Tonight!), Martin Eden (National Opera Center), Hunchback of Notre Dame(Studio 353), andValley Forge(First Flight Productions). Regional: Natalie in All Shook Up(Grandbury Opera House), High School Musical (Casa Mañana/Bass Hall), La Fille du Régiment(Ft. Worth Opera), Pippin, Crazy For You (Theatre Three), Rags, Gypsy, The Most Happy Fella (Lyric Stage). Many thanks to Michael, Antoinette, and Jonathan for this incredible opportunity! www.michellefoard.com
(Warner Huntington III)
Jordan is excited to perform with Argyle Theatre! Recently, he could be found at Disney World in many different shows including Voices of Liberty, Dapper Dans and Hoop Dee Doo Revue. Other credits include Tony (West Side Story), Eddie (Dogfight), Cable (South Pacific), Melchior (Spring Awakening). He is also an accomplished swimmer, winning multiple collegiate national championships and competing at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Thanks to the cast and crew, Josh, his friends and family and his fiancée Julie.
LA Regional: Parade, The Full Monty, Ragtime (3D Theatricals), Man of La Mancha, King Lear (A Noise Within), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Cabrillo Music Theatre) Readings: Vera Laughed with Jo Beth Williams and Alfred Molina. Graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts and the Music Theatre Conservatory at Notre Dame de Namur. Grateful for his beloved parents: Carolyn and Dave Miclean. Deo gratias
Jennifer is delighted to be joining the cast of Legally Blonde. She Recently performed in the U.S. Regional Premier of The Bodyguardat WPPAC. National Tour: ELF. Other credits include: PMT (West Side Story), WVPT (The Producers, West Side Story), Royal Caribbean (Saturday Night Fever), Netflix (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, She’s Gotta Have It). Proud Graduate of Point Park University. Special thanks to The Argyle, LDC Artist Representation, and her always supportive friends and family. IG: @jennyoehlwein
Michelle is a current student of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, pursuing a degree in Music Education. Previous theatre credits include: Sophie, MAMMA MIA!; Penny, Hairspray; Ariel, The Little Mermaid. This is Michelle’s second production at the Argyle Theatre as she is usually found working in the box office or behind the bar. Huge thank you to Michael, Evan, Dylan and Mark for this opportunity!
Bryce Colby Vaewsorn
Argyle Theatre debut. California native. Favorite credits include Into the Woods(Jack), Hello, Dolly!(Barnaby), Footloose(Bickle), West Side Storyx 2 (Luis, Chino), Ordinary Days(Warren), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson(Lyncoya), Sweet Smell of Success(Bobo), Fiddler on the Roof(The Fiddler), Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland, Gypsy of the Year for BCEFA, & The Joe Iconis Xmas Spectacular (54 Below). Gratitude to family, friends, and the whole LB team. B.A. from UC Irvine. Avalon Artists Group. Instagram: @bryce_krispie.
Caesar is a street dog from Tijuana, he was brought to New York by Waggy Tails Rescue. Caesar is ecstatic to be a part of this show and hopes it will help him to find his furever home! He is a friendly, cuddly, and energetic Chi-Weenie looking for a family who loves training as much as he does! There are also plenty of other pups like Caesar up for adoption at Waggy Tails Rescue.
Harley Barton is an actress, singer and dancer based in New York City! She graduated from AMDA’s Integrated Musical Theatre Conservatory. Her credits include “Rusty” in Footloose (AriZoni Nomination), “Bonnie” in Anything Goes, “Judy” in 9 to 5, “Gingy” in Shrek. At Arizona Broadway Theatre she performed as the “Candy Girl” in AChristmas Carol, “Whitney” in Legally Blondeand “Ensemble” in Beauty and the Beast. Harley sends her love to friends and family!
Emily is stoked to spend her summer at The Argyle! Favorite credits include: Green Gables(Emmeline Harris), Carrie: The Musical(Carrie), Little Women(Beth), Luna Gale(Cindy), Blood Wedding, The Tempest, Dogfight, Anon(ymous). Thank you to my people, Penny and Meghan, and the cast, crew, and creative team. Proud Ring of Keys member. BFA Ithaca College. @emilynchester emilynchester.com
Mollie Downes is a proud native New Yorker and alumni of LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. She is thrilled to be performing on Argyle’s stage for the first time as she reprises the role of Brooke. Favorite credits include Tina/Dance Captain in Tommy Tune’s 54 Forever, Lola in Damn Yankees, Fastrada in Pippin, and Brooke Wyndham in the International Tour of Legally Blonde. Thanks to her amazing family and her agents at FSE Entertainment. To Ariana- May your real life Law School endeavors be filled with jump ropes, great outfits, and girl power! www.molliedownes.com @mollierosedownes
Broadway credits include Putting it Together, Seussical, and original La Cage aux Folles. He created the role of Smudge in the original New York production of Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings and Forever Plaid: The Movie. Other credits include starring roles in Crazy for You, The Music Man, The Addams Family, Chicago, and Mamma Mia! Mr. Engel also shared an on-screen romance with RuPaul in the award winning musical short film Zombie Prom.
Is so grateful to be back at the Argyle after last appearing in The Producers& Hairspray! BM in Musical Theatre from Rider University. Favorite credits: Annie, Mamma Mia!,& Grease at the John W. Engeman Theater. A big thank you to Antoinette, Jonathan, Evan, and the entire Argyle team. Thanks to my family and friends for the love & support, especially my amazing fiancé Dan
Cassidy is thrilled to work on her first production at The Argyle Theatre. Along with being an actress Cassidy is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, her most recent credits include ‘Permanent Cast Member’ in Let’s Broadway at The West End Lounge, and ‘Female Swing / Dog Trainer and Handler’ in Annie at The John W. Engeman Theatre. She would like to thank her parents as well as her work family for being so supportive and helping her get here.
Kirby is thrilled to be stepping into the perfect pink stiletto heels of Elle Woods! Recently she could be seen in the North American tour of Kinky Boots(Ensemble u/s Lauren/Nicola). Regional credits: Hairspray(Amber Von Tussle) Argyle Theatre. Australian tour credits: Original Australian Cast of Hairspray; EuroBeat – AlmostEurovision; Rolling Thunder Vietnam(Sarah). Off West End credits: Rent(Maureen); Divas/Unsung.
Ashley Gale Munzek*
(Judge/Dance Captain/Associate Choreographer)
Ashley is ecstatic to be back at The Argyle for the summer! Point Park University Graduate, BFA. Currently a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera; Aida, Rigoletto, Exterminating Angel, Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, Merry Widowdirected and choreographed by Susan Stroman and the new upcoming production of Hollander. NYMF-Ben, Virginia and Me (Liberace Musical). Off-Broadway; Chris March Nutcracker Suite. National Tours; Flashdance the Musical, Young Frankenstein. Favorite Regional Credits; The Producers, Hairspray, Hunchback, Cats, Chicago. Featured film; Love and Other Drugs, Sorority Row. Love to mom, dad, and Jerome! @ashleygale
(Grandmaster Chad/Warner Understudy)
Kwasi Perry started taking music and dance classes at six years old, and after moving to Barbados three years later, he continued. There he trained with the Israel Lovell Foundation, Praise Academy of Dance, the Louise Woodvine Dance Academy and Operation Triple Threat. He’s studied Theatre at the Barbados Community College and Musical Theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He’s grateful for his family’s support and excited to perform at the Argyle Theatre.
Conor is thrilled to be making his regional theater debut as an ensemble member in Legally Blonde. He is a recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is excited to be starting his professional career at the Argyle. He is endlessly grateful for all of his family, friends, and mentors that have helped him to get to this point and cannot wait to see what the future has in store!
Kate is thrilled to be making her debut at The Argyle Theatre. Regional credits include The Wedding Singer(Julia Sullivan), Hairspray(Penny Pingleton), Saturday Night Fever(Stephanie Mangano). Cruise Lines: Disney Cruise Line and Holland America Line. Theme Parks: Tokyo Disney (Rapunzel), Busch Gardens, and Hershey Park. She received her B.F. A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut. Kate is passionate about #OceanCleanUp and spreading kindness. Instagram @KateZulauf www.KateZulauf.com
Stitch is an 8 month old bull dog, he was surrendered to Hurleys Heart Bull Dog Rescue because his family was no longer able to keep him. This is his first show and he is so excited to be working for all the delicious treats! He is looking for a family that likes to cuddle, sleep, and eat just as much as he does! Check out Hurleys Heart Bull Dog Rescue here on Long Island to find more pups just like Stitch!
Meet the Creative Team of Legally Blonde
(Director / Choreographer)
is thrilled be back at the Argyle Theatre, where she directed and choreographed Hairsprayand Choreographed TheProducers. Her credits include: Director, International Tour of America’s Got Talent; Choreographer, National Tour of Fame; Director/Choreographer, National Tour of VeggieTales; Choreographer/Associate Director, Big Apple Circus(2014, 2015, 2017); Director/Choreographer, International Tour ofScooby Doo Live; Director Choreographer, Nunsense, Flat RockPlayhouse; Director/Choreographer Saturday Night Fever, Hilton Head Theater; Director/Choreographer, Chicago, Annie, and Jesus Christ Superstar, Fort Salem Theatre; Choreographer, Annie, Muny St. Louis; Director/Choreographer Ragtime, Lyric Stage (nominated in 14 categories for the Theatre League Awards); Ragtime, North Carolina Theatre, (Winner Best Choreographer, Triangle Theatre Award); Choreographer,Candide, starring George Hearn and Rita Moreno; Director/Choreographer for Annie, Mamma Mia!, Nunsense; Choreographer for Grease, The Full Monty, Miracle on 34th Street, The Producers, A Christmas Story, The Music Man, Evita, South Pacific, Hairspray, and I Love You, You’re Perfect,Now Change(John W. Engeman Theatre); Co-Creator/Choreographer, Powerhouse(Joyce SoHo); Choreographer, With Glee, Off-Broadway; Choreographer, the ongoing bus tour THE RIDEin New York City; Director/Choreographer for Pepsi/Grubhub/Seamless Superbowl promotion. www.AntoinetteDiPietropolo.com follow me @antoinettedip
Jonathan is a New York based composer, music director, arranger, and pianist. Music arranger for musicnotes.com. NYC Music Director credits include: Argyle Theatre; Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening, Hairspray; Engeman Theatre; Singin’ In The Rain, Annie, NYMF; The Runaway Clone, Shelter; Readings: Fetching Water, and Gun Show; Concerts; 54 Below Presents: Dame Julie Andrews. Music Director/Arranger for L’Oréal Paris gala performance of One Night Onlyfeaturing Aretha Franklin. Producer, Composer, and Music Supervisor for Jordan Roth’s: The Birds &The BS. Composer(Theatre): Sapien Sapien Sapien (NY Theatre Barn), A Fully Seasoned Life (Baby Crow Productions), and The Runaway Clone (NYMF). Composer(Film/TV): The Filth (Toronto Film Festival). Accompanist at The Manhattan School Of Music. Current Music Supervisor for Broadway Artists Alliance. Current Music Department Head for ApplauseNY. Music arranger for The Broadway Collective. Pianist for the Broadway Sings concert series. Music Director/Arranger for Co/Lab Theatre Group annual benefit concert at Rockwood Music Hall. Additional charity work includes: Gathered NYC: The Broadway Collective, The Easter Bonnet Competition (Minskoff Theatre), Music for Autism NYC, and Chickenshed NYC. BM, Composition & Theory, Boston University: College Of Fine Arts. For full bio, videos and recordings visit www.jonathanwintonbrenner.com
Carlos Dias, Jr.
has worked professionally as an audio engineer and sound designer for 20 years. As a live sound engineer, he has toured with artists like Grammy-nominated Average White Band and has had the privilege to work with distinguished artists such as Diana Ross, The Chainsmokers, Sypro Gyra, Duncan Sheik, Sierra Boggess, and recently Joyce DiDonato. He has sound designed events or theater productions for Centenary University, St. John’s University, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and Yale University. He has worked with organizations such as the Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society and has also had mixes featured on MTV and VH1. Recently, he has toured with number one Smooth Jazz Billboard Artists Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen as tour manager/front of house engineer and was a full-time audio professor/sound designer at Five Towns College. Carlos is currently sound designing at various Long Island theaters and is working at Princeton University.
(Production Stage Manager)
is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Select credits include: Passage(Soho Rep), Fun Home(WPPAC, NY), Suddenly Last Summer&Brainpeople(NYU Tisch MFA Acting Program), Depot Theatre 2016-2018 summer seasons (Westport, NY), Shakespeare in Love, Roe, Beatsvilleand Guys and Dolls(Asolo Rep, FL), Be More Chill(Two River Theatre), Almost Maine(Two Roads Theatre, CA) and Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief(Edinburgh, Scotland).
Michael Cassara, CSA
Recent credits include The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett),Spamilton(dir. Gerard Alessandrini – NYC and Chicago companies), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre, dir. Scott Schwarz), Forbidden Broadway(last two editions/cast albums), Goldstein (current off-Broadway production), PAW Patrol Live! (Nick Jr./current national tours), 9 Circles (off-Broadway premiere/Sheen Center), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere), Caroline, or Change(Tantrum Theatre),
My Fair Lady(Gulfshore Playhouse), Do You Feel Anger? (Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival). Film: The Hyperglot(dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi). Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. Michael is native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net/ @michaelcassara
is a Long Island based stage manager and theatre artist. She is thrilled to be a part of the team for Legally Blonde! Select Off-Broadway credits include: Scenes from a Marriage(Production Assistant), The Zombies! A Musical(Assistant Stage Manager), The Fallen(Assistant Stage Manager). Favorite Long Island credits include: Million Dollar Quartet(Assistant Stage Manager/Prop Coordinator), The Producers(Stagehand/Deck Scenic Artist), To Kill A Mockingbird(Assistant Stage Manager), My Life is A Musical(Production Assistant), The Tempest(Assistant Stage Manager), Travesties(Prop Assistant). Alison will be attending Columbia University in the Fall to pursue her MFA in Stage Management. Thanks and love to the Argyle family and Wagner College.
Guys and Dolls, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Producers (The Argyle Theatre). Off-Broadway: A Letter To Harvey Milk(Acorn Theatre); Liberty, Wonderful Town, DuBarry Was A Lady. Off-Off-Broadway:Next To Normal. Regional: The Color Purple and Sister Act (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Kiss Me Kate, Evita, West Side Story, The Daughter Of The Regiment, The Barber of Seville (Opera North);Funny Girl, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (SF Critics Best Production Award); Lucky Stiff (Arizona Broadway Theater); Murder For Two, My Way(Depot Theatre);Carousel, A Man Of No Importance (Montclair State). As an actor, Evan starred on and Off-Broadway in: My Favorite Year, Parade, Putting It Together, A Chorus Line, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Cafe Society Swing, Pera Palas, as well as in London’s West End in Folliesand Merrily We Roll Along. He has toured all over the U.S. and Canada, and regionally he has worked extensively and won a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor in Lucky Stiff at the Olney Theatre. @TheEvanPappas. www.Evanpappas.net
Argyle debut! Off-Broadway: #DateMe, H2O, The Awake, The People vs. Mona, Camp Wanatachi, Liberty the Musical, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators and more for Primary Stages, Lincoln Center Festival, 59E59, Theatre Row, 3LD, Barrow Group, Abingdon. Regional: Alabama Theatre Festival, Bucks County Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Capital Repertory, Guild Hall, Northern Stage, Orlando Repertory, Weston Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse. Broadway: (associate designer) Frankie & Johnny, Sunset Boulevard, Something Rotten!, and many others. Other: Carnegie Hall, 6 seasons of NY Fashion Week for IMCD Lighting, International Tours for Chita Rivera & BenDeLaCreme. Member: United Scenic Artists USA829. www.travismchale.com
Thrilled to join the team on this project, Travis works as a freelance designer and painter. His design credits include A Dog Story (Seaglass Theatrical), Mysterio! Magic Rocks the Night! (Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari), That Bachelorette Show (Davenport Theatrical), the Ivy and Bean National Tour (Maximum Entertainment), The Tutors (Attic Theatre Company – NY Premiere), Strictly Dishonorable (Attic Theatre Company), Les Miserables (Assistant Designer- 2014 Broadway Revival) and others. Additionally, Travis has worked at the Metropolitan Opera, The Jim Henson Company and RWS Entertainment Group. www.tchinick.carbonmade.com
Credits include: Hairspray(Argyle). Regional highlights include: Next to Norman, Evita, Glass Menagerie, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Chicago, Funny Girl, Newsies, Sunset Boulevard, Singing in the Rain, Miss Saigon, South Pacific, Young Frankenstein, Dreamgirls, Gypsy, The Wiz, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, The Music Man, 1776, The Drowsy Chaperone, Smokey Joes, Hello Dolly, and Jerry Springer the Opera at Carnegie Hall. Recently designed Ben, Virginal and Me… The Liberace Musical in NYC, where he received an award for Outstanding Costume Design. His designs have graced the stages of Walnut Street Theatre, Riverside Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre (IRENE Nomination), Maine State Music Theatre, The John W. Engeman Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sharon Playhouse, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Orlando Shakespeare, Beef and Boards, Surflight, Theatre By The Sea, The Wick, Allenberry Playhouse, The Fulton Opera House, and Drury Lane (Jeff Nomination). Designer of the Broadway bound musical SuperYou! Costume Coordinator work on: Finding Neverland, Shrek World Tour, RENT on tour and Broadway for 10 years, Hairspray National Tour and the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Tour. Designed and taught at the Academic level at NYU, Julliard, Wager, University of Alabama, and The University of Maine. Happy to be a part of the season here at the Argyle!
Megan E. Coutts*
(Assistant Stage Manager)
Broadway: Godspell. Off Broadway: Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose(Davenport), The Traveling Lady(Cherry Lane Theatre) The Two-Character Play(New World Stages), Oohrah!(Atlantic Theater Company), The Memorandum(TACT), Phantom Killer(Abingdon Theatre Co.),The Maria Project(59E59), Dedalus Lounge(Royal Family Productions), Picture of Dorian Gray(Sonnet Repertory), Brazil! Brazil!(New Victory Theater), Peter & the Wolf (Guggenheim W&P). Opera: We Shall Not Be Moved, La Bohème(Opera Philadelphia). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, Bucks County Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Apollo Theater, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Ashley Puckett Gonzales
Ashley is so glad to be working at the Argyle. She has 20+ years of experience as a teacher and coach, and has directed numerous educational productions both for schools and independently. Also, she has worked as a director and associate director in professional and community theatres.
Her students have worked in shows ranging from Broadway’s Lion King, to community theatre, to Dallas Theatre Center and other regional houses. Ashley is an accomplished actress that has performed in Broadway National tours and at countless regional theaters. She brings that experience to bear as she strives to pass on her passion for the arts.