Performance Dates: May 16, 2019 – June 23, 2019
The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians.
Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Meet the Cast of Million Dollar Quartet
A NYC based actor, graduated with his M.F.A. in Acting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in England and graduated from Castleton University, VT (B.A. Theater Arts & B.A. Music Performance). Past roles include Hamlet (Hamlet), Nicky (The Vortex), Bassanio (The Merchant of Venice), Mavor (Gross Indecency), Sir Lucius O’Trigger (The Rivals), Sir Percy Shorter (Habeas Corpus) among others. Would like to thank all of his family and friends who have supported him always as well as The Argyle Theatre.
While you can normally find him underneath the stage playing drums or percussion for musicals around Long Island and NYC, Anthony Genovesi is thrilled to be making his stage debut as “Fluke” at The Argyle Theater. This will be his second show at the Argyle Theater, as he played drums and percussion for The Argyle Theater’s production of “The Producers” in March/April 2019
is thrilled to return to Sun Records, and to be making his Argyle debut. He’s performed the role multiple times including two national tours and at the Geva Theatre Center. Other credits include Assistant Music Director and keyboardist on the ‘17/’18 national tour of “A Night With Janis Joplin”. BFA in Musical Theatre – University at Buffalo, 2014. Taylor also arranges and produces music covers and videos with his production company, TIG Music. All the love goes to his family, friends, the entire cast and Ellie! Get ready to rock ‘n’ roll tonight! taylorigray.com tigmusic.net
James is thrilled to reunite with Mr. Cash at the Argyle! NYC: The Artist and The Scientist (CAP21), Love in Hate Nation (MTF), The Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza (54 Below). Favorite Regional: The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed), Nine Wives (Sharon Playhouse), Sondheim on Sondheim (Great Lakes Theatre). Proud member of Actors’ Equity and graduate of the Baldwin Wallace MT Program where he co-founded the Baldwin Wallace Beatles Festival now in its 10th year. jamespenca.com
Jason Cohen is an alum of six productions of Million Dollar Quartet with this being his first time as Brother Jay. He played Jerry Lee on the national tour as well as at various regional theatres. Regional: Williamstown, Mason Street, Ogunquit, Gateway, among others. Beyond acting, he is an active music director, musician, and writer, but he is not very good at writing bios. For more information, check his website at JasonCohenOnline.com.
Many thanks to all involved in this production.
John is excited to be joining Argyle Theatre for this production. He is a recent graduate of NYU’s graduate acting program. Prior to earning his masters degree he lived and worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin creating theatre promoting Non-violence and peacemaking. He is excited to work both on stage and in film, as well as create his own productions. He is a singer and guitarist and is thrilled to be able to be on stage with such talented artists. He would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support and he would like to thank you for supporting the theatre.
A Pittsburgh native, she spent the last few months as Horatio in Hamlet with Hamlet Isn’t Dead in Manhattan. Other favorite credits include Les Misérables (Eponine), To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella Ewell), Gypsy (Louise), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), and In The Heights (Dance Captain). Education: Baldwin Wallace. Love and thanks to CGF, the parents, Dr. Watson, and of course my sun and Skye. callee-miles.com
Alessandro is extremely excited to be making his Argyle Theater debut! His past regional credits include: The Age of Innocence (McCarter Theater/Hartford Stage); A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage); Five Points (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals); Sweeney Todd, 1776, Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies, How to Succeed, Les Miserables, Peter Pan (Connecticut Repertory Theater). Love to Mom, Dad, Joey, Finn, The Sandlot, The Hartt School and DGRW.
Meet the Creative Team of Cabaret
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; and Swing as well as in London’s West End in Follies and 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
is a New York based Lighting and Sound Designer. His work has been seen and heard in New York at the York Theatre Co., Ensemble Studio Theatre, Urban Stages, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Tank, Hard Sparks, Atlantic Acting School, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, as well as regionally at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Connecticut Ballet, Argyle Theatre, Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, Centenary Stage Co., Southeast Alabama Dance Co., and Provincetown Theater. Additional information can be found at: www.johnsalutzdesigns.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.
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
Adam Pelty created the original choreography for THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL on Broadway. He served as resident choreographer for the Broadway National Tour of BILLY ELLIOT-The Musical, and has since directed and staged several regional productions, including for the historic Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine (IRNE award for choreography) and the Fulton Theatre in Pennsylvania. As an actor, Mr. Pelty has been seen on Broadway in Cyrano – The Musical, Steel Pier, A Christmas Carol, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Titanic. Mr. Pelty was Director of High School Musical Theatre at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and has served on the faculties of Ithaca College, AMDA, NYU and Coastal Carolina University. In 2005, he founded Moveable Arts, a unique education company established in the Broadway community. Mr. Pelty has been nominated for two Joseph Jefferson awards in Chicago for acting – for The Drowsy Chaperone (Marriott, 2010) and Putting It Together (Porchlight, 2012). Recently, he was featured as Santa in the pre-Broadway national tour of A Christmas Story, and directed the critically acclaimed Tick Tick Boom for Porchlight Music Theatre. Pelty is currently associate chair and assistant professor of dance and musical theatre for Coastal Carolina University’s theatre program. Credits for CCU include Steel Pier, Bullet Over Broadway, A Chorus Line, Little Women, 1940s Radio Hour, The World Goes Round, How To Succeed in Business… and A Little Night Music.
can be usually found working behind the scenes at the Argyle Theatre as wardrobe supervisor since its opening last year. For the last 25 years being the wardrobe supervisor or a dresser on Broadway, TV shows, films and concerts for Local 764 – the Theatrical Wardrobe Union. Design credits include the last 10 years at USDAN Center for the Arts – dance department, costuming young dancers for their recitals, The Nutcracker for the Eglevsky Ballet in 2015, Stories From The Night Before at NYU Skirball Center, Romeo and Juliet at SCCC summer Shakespeare Festival 2014 – just to name a few. So happy to be helping out here in a different direction on this show, thanks to the Argyle for this opportunity and Love you bunches and gobs to the Beastie Brigade.
(Production Stage Manager)
is thrilled to be a part of Million Dollar Quartet! Select Off- Broadway Credits Include: Vilna (Production Stage Manager), The Office! A Musical Parody (Production Stage Manager), Babette’s Feast (Production Stage Manager), Friends the Musical Parody (Production Manager), Lili Marlene (Production Manager), Baghdaddy (Assistant Stage Manager) The Babies (Production Stage Manager) & (Sophie), Two by Tennesee Williams (Production Stage Manager). Krista passion for stage managing and is equal to her love of performing. She has been featured in TV Shows such as Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom (Danielle Phantom), Disney’s Hannah Montana; and Feature Films including Transformers, Blades of Glory, Santa Claus 3, Meet the Robinsons. Krista feels incredibly blessed to work at The Argyle Theatre on this wonderful production!
Alison is a Long Island based stage manager and theatre artist. She is thrilled to be working on her second production with the Argyle Theatre. Selected Off-Broadway credits include SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (PA) at New York Theatre Worksop and THE ZOMBIES: A MUSICAL (ASM) at Playwright’s Horizons. Favorite Long Island credits, THE PRODUCERS (Stagehand) at The Argyle Theatre, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (ASM) and MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (PA) at Bay Street Theater. Alison will be attending Columbia University in the Fall to pursue her MFA in Stage Management.
Million Dollar Quartet
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