Ms. Spanger just starred opposite Dylan Baker in the independent film No Beast So Fierce. She wrote Places I've Lived that she'll perform at 54 Below in January. She played Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest (David Hyde Pierce, dir.) at Williamstown. Broadway: Original casts of Elf; Rock of Ages; Wedding Singer (Drama Desk nom.) and the revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Other B'way: Urinetown,Sunset Boulevard. Off-B'way: (Originated) Susan in tick, tick... Boom! Nat'l Tours: Rent, Chicago. Regional: world premiere of Robin and the Seven Hoods (Casey Nicolaw, dir.). TV: “Covers,” ”Submissions Only,” "Bored to Death," "Royal Pains," "L&O: SVU," "Six Feet Under," "Michael and Michael Have Issues," "Ed," "Becker." Film: Synecdoche, NY (Charlie Kaufman, dir.), Reefer Madness. Amy dedicates her performance to her husband, Brian. amyspanger.com
AMRA-FAYE WRIGHT(Velma Kelly)
Returns to Broadway after playing Velma in Chicago in the West End, Adelphi Theatre ('05) Cambridge Theatre ('06-'08); Civic Theatre, Johannesburg; and Arts Theatre, Cape Town ('05, '08) (Naledi and Fleur du Cap Awards) in addition to European and UK tours, a concert production in Marbella and both 10th Anniversary productions (Broadway & West End). Other theatrical credits include Vi Moore in Footloose (UK tour), Sandy in Grease at the Johannesburg Superbowl, Sheila in A Chorus Line (Civic Theatre, Jo'burg), Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk (Guild Theatre, London) and Viva Sun City (Extravaganza Theatre, Sun City). Amra-Faye has written and performed many one-woman shows, including It's Not Where I Start, Drinks on Me and Rouge Pulp, and starred in numerous musical extravaganzas worldwide. Her many commercial credits include soloist for SPAR International (Sun City Superbowl) and for the South African VIP Gala at the Sydney Olympics, and guest artist for World-Cup Rugby Gala.
JOHN O'HURLEY(Billy Flynn)
John O'Hurley is best known as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," the #1 syndicated television show in the world (seen in 85 countries), for which he won a Screen Actor's Guild Award. He was also seen on the top-rated ABC hit "Dancing With the Stars," ABC's dramatic "Dance-Off!" and as the host of "Family Feud." He is one of the most recognized voices on TV, appearing in dozens of animated productions including King Neptune on "Sponge Bob Squarepants" and Blake the White Tiger on NBC's "Father of the Pride." O'Hurley's first CD, Peace of Our Minds, a collaboration of his piano compositions with world-renowned cellist Marston Smith, debuted at #13 on Billboard. His CDs are available on John's website www.JohnOHurley.com and at CDBaby.com. His musical theatre credits include starring roles in the national tours of Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Brigadoon. He is a New York Times best-selling author with three titles, including The Perfect Dog, which is becoming a stage musical. In 2011, he was recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his work Arts and Philanthropy.
RAYMOND BOKHOUR(Amos Hart)
Raymond made his Broadway debut with Chicago in 2001 (Helen Hayes Best Actor nom.). National Tour: Da in Once. Film: Man on the Moon, Changing Lanes, I'm With Lucy. Television: "30Rock," "Flight of the Conchords," "SNL," "Third Watch," "The Job," "L&O." Also a composer recorded by London Symphony, Warsaw and Moravian Philharmonics, and performed at Carnegie Recital Hall. He is co-author of The Suicide: A Musical Comedy, directed in concert at Barrington Stage by John Rando. RaymondBokhour.com
NaTASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS(Matron "Mama" Morton)
NaTasha is delighted to join Chicago! Last seen Showboat (Queenie) NY Philharmonic. Broadway: A Night with Janis Joplin (Aretha, Joplinaire), The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Mariah), The Color Purple (Sofia). Featured Vocalist/Concerts: Carnegie Hall (Irving Berlin), Avery Fisher Hall (Ragtime), Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Ottawa Symphony, just to name a few. NaTasha is also a recording artist. Love to Gregory and the little Lees! www.natashayvettewilliams.com.
R. LOWE(Mary Sunshine)
Happy to be celebrating 10 years in this incredible role! Opera: Turandot, L’Elisir D’Amore, Carmen, Così fan Tutti, Marriage of Figaro. Favorite musicals include Brigadoon, A Little Night Music and Candide. Many thanks to KV, BB, BW and family.
DONNA MARIE ASBURY(June)
Donna Marie made her B'way debut at age 11 in the revival of GYPSY starring Angela Lansbury. Next she played Terry Turner in the Stephen Sondheim/Harold Prince musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. At age 19, Ms. Asbury was chosen by Mr. Prince to portray Eva Peron in the national tour of EVITA (the youngest actress ever to perform the role). Other B'way: SMILE, JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY. Other nat'l tours: CHICAGO (Velma Kelly). Favorite Role: Cleve's wife. Favorite production: Daughter, Jacqueline.
Nicole has performed on and off Broadway and has done several National tours as well as many regional productions. She is thrilled to be here and thanks God and family for life and living.
DAVID BUSHMAN(Swing/Dance Captain)
David Bushman is honored to be making his Broadway debut with Chicago. French prod. and nat'l tours of Chicago (Dance Capt, Ensemble, Amos u/s). Re-staged the current nat'l tour. Love and gratitude to friends and family.
Broadway: Curtains, Oklahoma!, Chicago. Tours: Annie, A Chorus Line (Europe), Spamalot (Germany), Chicago (Japan). Outside the cellblock, Jenn is a digital artist & retoucher. www.thepixelcake.com
KELCY ANN GRIFFIN(Annie)
Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway. National Tours: Memphis, Dreamgirls. TV: "Power" (Starz), "Blue Bloods" (CBS). Love to Mom, Dad, John and Nicholas. Thanks to Judy Boals Inc. and Duncan Stewart Casting.
ADAM JEPSEN(Bailiff/Court Clerk)
Adam Jepsen is 'jazzed' to be doing Chicago. Broadway: Cinderella (Original Broadway Cast). Tour: Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow). Regional: MUNY, Ogunquit Playhouse. BFA: Penn State University. Gratitude: Duncan Stewart & Co. and the Chicago creative team. For Rosie. www.AdamJepsen.com
J. LOEFFELHOLZ(Standby Mary Sunshine)
J.Loeffelholz is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production for the past 17 years. Original revival cast (Richard Rodgers, Shubert, Ambassador theatres). Many thanks to everyone!!
MELISSA RAE MAHON(Go-To-Hell Kitty)
Broadway: The Producers (Usherette, Ulla u/s), 42nd Street, Cats(Cassandra), Sound of Music, Radio City Rockette, Irving Berlin's White Christmas in Boston (Rita). Point Park University Graduate. Four national commercials running - keep your eye out for me!
Broadway credits: Fosse; Once Upon a Mattress; Hello, Dolly! (with Channing). Also, Oh, Kay!; Encores! Golden Boy; Radio City productions, South Pacific.
BRIAN O'BRIEN(Fred Casely)
Broadway: Promises, Promises; The Pirate Queen; Beauty and the Beast; Annie Get Your Gun; Steel Pier. International tour: Spamalot. Signature Theatre: Kander & Ebb's The Visit.
ALFIE PARKER JR.(Harry/Martin Harrison)
B'way: South Pacific (Lincoln Center revival). Nat’l Tours: Miss Saigon, Memphis (1st nat’l), Evita. Regional: Goodspeed, Center Stage, Lyric, Guthrie, Asolo Rep. Pilobolus Dance Company. Penn State University, Thanks Duncan! and God for constantly redeeming my life.
Denny Pashcall is excited to return to Chicago. Credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Anyone Can Whistle, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert. Love to my families in Denver and LA. Special thanks to Haven and Hudson -- you guys are the best.
Thrilled to be back! Chicago B'way: u/s Roxie/Velma (played), Kitty, Annie. Recently: TUTS Victor/Victoria (Norma), Goodspeed Damn Yankees (Lola). Favorite credits: Wicked (Elphaba u/s-played), Follies, Hugh Jackman in Performance. www.angelreda.com
JASON PATRICK SANDS(Doctor/The Judge)
Broadway: A Chorus Line (Don), Legally Blonde, The Producers. National Tour: Chicago (Billy Flynn). Film and television: Kinsey, The Producers, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Much love and thanks to Mom and Dad, Mamaw and Papaw.
MICHAEL SCIRROTTO(The Jury)
NY: Camelot, Lincoln Center. Nat'l Tours: A Chorus Line, West Side Story. Regional: Paper Mill; Goodspeed; Barrington Stage; Maltz & Northern Stage. International: Tokyo Disney. Proud Graduate of Dreyfoos S.O.A. & New World S.O.A.
Brian Spitulnik holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from Columbia University. Winner of the Hopwood Award for Nonfiction, Brian is the author of McSweeney's "The Chorus Boy Chronicles;" "A Good Boy;" "Angels, Twice Descending" and "Hollywood and Vine," a new TV drama.
Tonya Wathen has dance captained or assisted on the national tours of Jersey Boys; Sweet Charity; Chicago and Hello, Dolly!. Nat'l Tour credits: Beauty and the Beast, Chicago (Roxie), We Will Rock You. TV: "VH1 Divas Live" and FX's "Rescue Me."
ADAM ZOTOVICH(Sergeant Fogarty)
NY Performing credits: Contact, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wedding Singer, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Producers (movie), Alvin Ailey (Memoria). Producing credits: Driving Miss Daisy, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, The Color Purple (Tony nom.), Legally Blonde the Musical.