LUDO's Broken Bride - NYMF 2016 Cast
Carson Higgins (Thomas Liridon - The Traveler)
Carson Higgins (Tom — The Traveler) is from Southern California and is excited to take this adventure with Ludo's Broken Bride. He appeared in a NYMF reading last summer of The Runaway Clone. Other credits include the tour of Green Day's American Idiot (St. Jimmy), Memphis (Huey Calhoun), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin). Thanks for supporting new works! @carsonshiggins
Michael Jayne Walker (Thomas Liridon - The Flashbacks)
Michael Jayne Walker (Tom — The Flashback) is a pop-punk/time travel enthusiast and general nerd. Some favorite credits: Rent at the Edinburgh Fringe, Hair (Claude), Godspell (Jesus), Tommy (Cousin Kevin). Also plays guitar for The Manimals (on Facebook @themanimalsband). Thanks to Avalon, <3 to my family. Jessie, you take my blues away.
Gabrielle McClinton (Oriel/Uchefuna)
GABRIELLE McCLINTON (Oriel & Uchefuna) NYMF Debut. Broadway: Pippin (Leading Player u/s). 1st National Tour: Pippin (Leading Player), American Idiot (Whatsername). Regional: Peter & the Starcatcher (Molly) at South Coast Rep., Zorro at the Alliance Theatre. TV/Film: “The Mentalist,” “Won’t Back Down,” “Fun Size.” Carnegie Mellon School of Drama grad. www.gabriellemcclintononline.com. | @gabrielle.mcclinton
Brian Charles Rooney (King Simius & Others)
BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (King Simius & Others) made his Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera" (Roundabout Theatre Company). He won the CT Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Candy Darling in "POP!" at Yale Repertory, as well as the NY Musical Theatre Festival's Outstanding Performance Award as Dionne Salon in "BEDBUGS!!!" He recently appeared as a soloist in Martin Charnin's new theatrical revue, "Rodgers &...," a retrospective of Richard Rodgers' monumental body of work; and in the Carnegie Hall Concert Production of "Guys & Dolls," starring Nathan Lane & Megan Mullally. Other credits include: Tony in "West Side Story" (Euro Tour); Homer in "Floyd Collins" (Actors' Playhouse; Carbonell Award Nom.). Television credits: "Camelot, Live from Lincoln Center" & "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert" (both for PBS at Lincoln Center). In 2007, Brian won The Kurt Weill Foundation's Lys Symonette Award for Dramatic Excellence. He has appeared in concert at 54 Below & Joe's Pub, and as a soloist with the Oregon & Seattle Symphony Orchestras. Follow him on Twitter: BCR_Octaves
L Morgan (The Archangel Raguel)
Credits include: Off-Bway: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie), Captain Louie. Tours: The Mystery of King Tut (Tut), Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour). Concerts: A Strange Loop (54 Below), Our Lady J (London, Berlin, NYC). Thanks Stacey, Dana, and the BB creative team! www.larry-hamilton.com and IG: larrybpnyc
Marissa O'Donnell (Mena/Mayor)
MARISSA O’DONNELL (Mena/Mayor) is thrilled to return to the NYMF stage with Ludo’s Broken Bride! Previous NYMF credits include iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical,Fable, Mint’d Inheritance and Live! Nude! Girl! Marissa originated the role of Teen Fiona in Broadway’s Shrek The Musical, and made her big screen debut costarring with Jane Fonda and Elizabeth Olsen in “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,” directed by Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy”). A BFA-MT Pace University graduate, her credits include multiple stage productions and developmental readings, most recently Lenina in the world premiere of Brave New World (North Carolina Stage Company), Chess in We are the Tigers (Over the Moon Productions) and Heather in American Idiot (Schimmel Center). Marissa is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, and is represented by Abrams Artists. Many thanks to the Ludo’s Broken Bride team for this opportunity! Love to family, friends and Stephen. www.marissa-odonnell.com
Jamen Nanthakumar (Joe/Finn)
Jamen Nanthakumar (Joe) is a recent graduate of Pace University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. In addition to his work in theatre, television and film, Jamen also composes for the Musical Theatre and has just completed his first full length show, Elise. Thank you to his wonderful team at DBA!
Jackson Perrin (Amzi & Others)
Jackson Perrin (Amzi & Others) is a Houston native now residing in Brooklyn. He's alumni of Texas State’s musical theater program, a member of AEA, and a proud coach of “One Voice” technique. He most recently played Roger in Princeton University’s reading of "Manuel Verses the Statue of Liberty".
Brendan Malafronte (Hawking & Others)
Brendan Malafronte (Angel Uriel/Puppeteer/Vocal Ensemble) is thrilled to be puppeteering, while singing some Ludo tunes! Favorite credits include the National tour of Annie (Bert Healey, u\s Rooster), The Producers (Leo Bloom), Singin' in the Rain (Cosmo) and John Tartaglias Imaginocean. Wholehearted thanks to Stacey Weingarten, his parents, and Carl Rajotte. www.brendanmalafronte.com
Catherine Landeta (Desdemona & Others)
Catherine Landeta is super jazzed to be here! Selected regional credits: The King and I (Lady Thiang), Avenue Q, bare, Bat Boy, The Fantasticks. BM Musical Theatre from Arizona State University. Many thanks to the creative team, Andrew, friends, and family. Learn more at catherinelandeta.com.
Melissa Hunter McCann (Dance Oriel & Others)
Melissa H. McCann is thrilled to be performing at NYMF! Recently seen in the opening number of the 2016 Tony Awards, Carnegie Hall’s West Side Story, Encores’ Paint Your Wagon, and Graciela Daniele’s workshop of The Nine Fathers of Ariel. Pace BFA Commercial Dance graduate. HUGE thanks and love to Steven for this one!!!
Spencer Clark (Dance Tom & Others)
Spencer is ecstatic to be making his NYMF debut with Broken Bride! He was most recently seen in West Side Story at Paper Mill Playhouse. Spencer also played Romeo in In Your Arms at the Old Globe Theatre. Other performance credits include shows at Carnegie Hall, the Joyce Theatre, 54 Below, Schimmel Theatre, and Maine State Music Theatre. Spencer recently graduated from Pace University where he received his BFA in Commercial Dance. He has received additional training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet School. Love to Steven, Donna, Stacey, Bre, Nikki, and Rebecca! SpencerClark.net
Ashley Talluto (Featured Dancer)
Ashley is excited to join LBB. National tour credits Flashdance The Musical (Ballerina) and West Side Story (Dance Captain, Velma.) Other credits New York Spring Spectacular and iLuminate . Ashley is a Graduate of The Boston Conservatory and proud member of Alma NYC. Many thanks to MSA, Joe, Mom, and Dad.
Devin Richey (Featured Dancer)
DEVIN RICHEY is currently studying at Pace University, earning his BFA in Commercial Dance with a concentration in choreography. Past credits include: Cats, Anything Goes, Destiny Rising, Human's Playground. He is pumped to be involved with the Broken Bride fam at NYMF, and shouts out to the fam back home!