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Meet the Cast of Titanic | Arizona Broadway Theatre

MICHAEL D. BRENNAN (Jim Farrell) is thrilled to be making his debut at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Titanic! Initially from Virginia, Michael holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Liberty College and now resides in NYC. Current credits embrace: Captain Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Disney Cruise Line (The Disney Magic), Dance, Dance, Dance: America (Hersheypark/RWS Leisure Group), Mary Poppins (Virginia Repertory Theatre), and other regional theatres. All because of God, family, and buddies for his or her fixed love, encouragement, and help. Comply with him @themikebren |

MADISON CICHON (Kate Murphey) is ecstatic to be returning to the ABT stage! Her most recent credit embrace Narrator in Joseph… Dreamcoat (Desert Levels Theatre), Veronica in Heathers: The Musical (Brelby Theatre Firm), Kelli Mangrum in Arms on a Hardbody (Arizona Broadway Theatre), and Maria in West Aspect Story (Grand Canyon University). Nevertheless, when she’s not on stage, Madison is busy working in the direction of her Bachelors of Arts in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies, with a minor in Theatre, from GCU. She’d wish to thank Cassandra and Kurtis for this chance, the forged and crew for being an ideal group, and her fantastic family for their lifelong help and love. @mcichon514

CHAE CLEARWOOD (Charlotte Cardoza) is so excited to return to the ABT stage! She was most lately seen as Mrs. Brill/Hen Lady in Mary Poppins and The Bridges of Madison County. A number of of her different favorite credits embrace Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Rizzo in Grease, and Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors. Chae lately graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York Metropolis and in addition holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Montana State College ’96 Billings. Chae want to thank the quite a few family and friends who have supported her goals and ambitions over the years, without which none of this might be attainable.

CHRISTOPHER CODY COOLEY (J.J. Astor) is happy to be again once once more at ABT! He was final seen in Catch Me If You Can. He holds a BA in Appearing from Rider University: Westminster School of the Arts. Past credits: Present Boat, Grease (Prather Productions) Loopy For You, Mamma Mia (Submit Playhouse), Shrek The Musical, 42nd Road, The Fantasticks (Forestburgh Playhouse); Cole (St. Vincent Summer time Theatre) The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas (Toby’s Dinner Theatre) Our City, Metamorphoses (Rider College). Love to family and friends for his or her help!

MATTHEW CURTIS (First Officer Murdoch) is thrilled to return to ABT. Past roles embrace Bishop/Javert u/s (Les Misérables), Valentine (Kiss of the Spider Lady), Kevin (In The Heights), The Engineer (Miss Saigon), Paul (Company), Jud (Oklahoma!), Gus (Cats), Capt. Walker (Tommy), Darren (Take Me Out), Albert Lenox (Secret Backyard – ABT). He has been educated underneath the watchful eyes of Broadway stars Marc Kudisch, Robert DuSold, Jeff McCarthy, and Patrick Web page. Thanks, Kurtis and Cassandra! Please visit for more info. This one is for my Uncle Tony!!!

OLIN DAVIDSON (Captain E.J. Smith) is thrilled to be joining ABT for an additional production. Credits embrace My Truthful Woman (Henry Higgins), Mary Poppins (Bert), Magnificence and the Beast (Lumière), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Cats (Skimbleshanks), Mamma Mia! (Harry), Ceaselessly Plaid (Smudge). He has also carried out with Debbie Gibson as a backup dancer and with Barry Manilow as a vocalist. Many because of my loving family for their endless love and help, as well as the group right here at Arizona Broadway for this opportunity.

TRISHA HART DITSWORTH (Caroline Neville) is extremely grateful to be here. ABT credits: Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Maria (The Sound of Music), Martha (The Secret Backyard), Penny (Hairspray), Pickles (Trailer Park), Rapunzel (Into the Woods), Annabel (Lucky Stiff). Phoenix Theatre credit: Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Sarah (The Poisonous Avenger), Percy (The Spitfire Grill), Catherine (Pippin), Hope (Something Goes), and Eden (Bullets Over Broadway). She has a BFA in Musical Theater from the College of Arizona and has lived and worked out of each New York and Chicago. Thank you to Mom, Dad, and to my awesome husband Matravius in your infinite love and help!

FRED GERLE (Isidor Strauss) Arizona Broadway Theatre’s outstanding production of Titanic is Fred’s third look right here. He loved his position in Carousel in 2016 (Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon) and in 2017’s Oliver! (Mr. Browlow). In the previous yr, he has also been seen in the Phoenix area in West Aspect Story (Lt.Schrank) and A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley/Previous Joe). He is at present providing one of the character voices for a soon-to-be-completed net collection Benefactors. Particular thanks exit to Kiel, Cassandra, and Kurtis for this excellent opportunity and to his lovely, supportive wife, Kerry!

DAVID GROCCIA (John B. Thayer) ABT debut! Regional: Ocean State Theatre Firm, Millbrook Playhouse, Jenny Wiley Theatre, Jean’s Playhouse, Higher Ocean Metropolis Theatre Company, Priscilla Seashore Theatre, and Reagle Music Theatre. National Tour: ArtsPower Nationwide Touring Theatre. David is originally from Rhode Island and a graduate of Rhode Island School. For Mom, watching from the greatest seat in the house.

JACOB HERRERA (Second Officer Lightoller) studied Music Schooling at GCC and has a ardour for musical theater and could be very grateful of the alternative to share his love for the arts with audiences. Beforehand at ABT he was seen in Altar Boyz (Swing Juan/Luke) and Saturday Night time Fever (Ensemble) and has assisted in the ABT Academy summer time camps. His most up-to-date credit are Hans in Cabaret, Christopher in Chief of The Pack, and Jetsam in The Little Mermaid, all at Fort Peck Summer time Theater in Montana. Regionally, he was lately seen as Joseph in Joseph and the Superb Technicolor Dreamcoat at Desert Levels and Warner in Legally Blonde at Spotlight Youth Theater. Jacob want to thank the 4Mans, the ABT household, his buddies Bryce and Samantha, and all of the others who have supported him along the means. Take pleasure in the show!

CONNOR HUBBARD (Frederick Fleet) is completely stoked to be back at ABT! You may keep in mind him from Mary Poppins (Park Keeper/Northbrook/Valentine). Since then, he returned to the Mac Haydn Theatre in upstate New York for The Wedding ceremony Singer (George) and Annie (Bert Healy). Everlasting gratitude to household and buddies for their unyielding help. See extra at connorhubbard.internet

KIEL KLAPHAKE (Thomas Andrews) brings a broad range of credit to his position as chief and founder of the Arizona Broadway Theatre, having laid the plans for this contemporary theatre enterprise. In 2015, Kiel was named Nonprofit Chief of the Yr by Leadership West; further accomplishments embrace being named one of the West Valley 24 by West Valley Magazine, Phoenix Enterprise Journal’s Forty-Underneath-40, a graduate of Management West and a former member of each the Nationwide Alliance of Musical Theatre and the Nationwide Dinner Theatre Affiliation. As the CEO/Government Producer for ABT, Kiel has elevated the firm to being the largest musical theatre producer in the state receiving quite a few awards and accolades including Westmarc’s Greatest of the West Award, Phoenix Journal’s Greatest Playhouse, and just lately Business Associate of the Yr from the Peoria Chamber of Commerce. Artistically, Kiel has worn many hats at ABT, together with that of conductor for Brigadoon and director of numerous productions, including: Cabaret, Gypsy, Lend Me a Tenor, 42nd Road, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Full Monty, Sundown Boulevard, Oklahoma!, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and West Aspect Story. As a performer, Kiel shared his talent on stage in Annie Get Your Gun, Phantom, Peter Pan and most just lately as Valjean in Les Misérables. Moreover Kiel spent several years in the position of Raoul in the unique Hal Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, Germany. A local of Missoula, Montana, Kiel earned his bachelor’s diploma in music from The College of Montana and a Master of Music degree from The New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.

KIERAN KLAPHAKE (Bellboy), a freshman at Sandra Day O’Connor Excessive Faculty, is thrilled to return to the ABT stage! He carried out most lately as Charley Bates in Oliver! and Scut Farkus in A Christmas Story. Kieran made his ABT debut at the age of nine in Joseph…Dreamcoat and has literally grown up on this stage, enjoying such nice roles as Flounder in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Louis in The King and I, and flying by means of Neverland as John Darling in Disney’s Peter Pan. ABT Academy exhibits embrace Panik at the Disco, Shrek, Jr., Squirm!, Disney’s The Jungle E-book and Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. Kieran can also be a proud member of ABT’s performance troupe, HyRev. In addition to singing, he enjoys enjoying piano, songwriting, images, sketching, and hanging out together with his three-legged rescue dog, Django. Because of Mom, Dad, and Tristan for believing in me.

JOHN KNISPEL (Frederick Barrett) is so humbled to be returning to Arizona Broadway Theatre for his 2nd season! After performing in Man of La Mancha, A Christmas Carol, Present Boat, and Hair final season, he knew he’92d should do what he might to return back to this winter paradise! Favourite past credits embrace Emcee in Cabaret, Elvis Presley in Million Dollar Quartet, Ritchie Valens in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Lord Farquaad in Shrek: The Musical, and Princeton in Avenue Q. A Billings, Montana, native, John graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Schooling. John want to give a huge thank you to his family, Paul, Berta, Jessica, and Anica, for being so supportive over the years.

CAROLYN McPHEE (Ida Strauss) is happy to step aboard this superb production! Carolyn has been stored busy by ABT, most just lately in the Encore Room’s premiere production of Forbidden Broadway. Current ABT favorites embrace Catch Me If You Can (Paula), Bridges of Madison County (Marge), Palms on a Hardbody (Virginia), A Christmas Story (Mother), and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Linoleum). Initially from Chicago, Carolyn attended NIU and appeared in theatres all through Chicago together with Drury Lane, Apollo Theatre, Apple Tree, Theatre at The Middle, Mild Opera Works, Borealis and Pheasant Run Dinner Theatre. Carolyn and her husband foster kittens and help rehome found pets. Carolyn donates her whole wage to help with spay/neuter/dental costs of cats and canine for individuals who can’t afford it.

MATTHEW MELLO (J. Bruce Ismay) Whats up, Peoria! Matt is glad to be back at ABT with this gifted forged. Matt is now an area Peorian (Unsure if that term is used.) (If it isn’t, I just trademarked it.) He’s excited to be here on the regular! This is his 4th manufacturing with ABT and hopefully not the last. Different ABT roles embrace Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Celebrity and as Lonny in Rock of Ages. He is excited to start out this new chapter in his life together with his spouse, Dana, and son, Aiden. Matt want to thank his household, Cassandra, Keil, Kurtis, and everyone at ABT from the Field Workplace and beyond for welcoming him and his family. ‘Art is beautiful. Art is love. Art is life.’

ANDY MEYERS (Harold Bride/ Wallace Hartley) is thrilled to be returning to ABT where he has most lately appeared as Bud in The Bridges of Madison County, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Jean Shepherd (Narrator) in Christmas Story, Enoch Snow in Carousel and King Herod in Jesus Christ Celebrity, as well as directing South Pacific, The King and I, Oliver, The Greatest Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Secret Garden and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, among many others. He is presently in his eighth yr as Inventive Director of Fort Peck Summer time Theatre, where he had led the firm to recording breaking seasons, and was beforehand Managing Director for Performing Arts at Comfortable Harbor Cultural Middle, Staten Island, NY. Other favourite performance credits embrace the nationwide tours of Annie and Bus Cease. Andy is a graduate of Walnut Hill Faculty for the Arts in Boston, Wagner School in NYC and holds his Masters from University of Montana.

MELISSA MITCHELL (Kate McGowan) is thrilled to return again to ABT after previous appearances in Sweeney Todd at HTC and Mary Poppins (Miss Lark, Winnifred/Corry/Andrew cowl). Initially from San Diego, she now calls NYC residence. Previous ABT credits embrace Legally Blonde (Galen, Elle cover), Bridges of Madison County (Ens, Francesca cover), Whorehouse (Eloise), and Shrek (Humpty, Fiona/Dragon cowl). Current regional credit embrace A Christmas Carol (Ens, Dilbur/Fezziwig cowl) at North Shore Music Theatre, and Sister Act (Ensemble) at The Palace Theatre. Melissa also has a ardour for educating youngsters about the arts, and works as a Broadway Classroom Rep for Many because of Cass, Kiel, Kurtis, and Rob for this chance, and to her household for his or her unwavering help! BA from LU’11. Jer 29:11

TYLER PIRRUNG (Benjamin Guggenheim) is so glad to be returning to ABT for his fifth present! He holds his BA in Theatre from Florida State University. Tyler was previously seen on the ABT stage as Frank Schultz in Present Boat and in addition in the ensembles of Humorous Woman and Oliver! Other current credit embrace Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo Brown), Young Frankenstein (Igor), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), and A Christmas Carol (Christmas Previous). He want to thank his family, Charlie, and his buddies for their infinite love and help and in addition Kiel, Cass, and Kurtis for bringing him back out West! To see what else Tyler has carried out and to seek out out what adventures await him subsequent, go to!

JAY ROBERTS (Edgar Beane) is extremely excited to be back in Arizona! Previously at ABT he was seen as Previous Joe in A Christmas Carol, Mr. Sowerberry in Oliver, and Schroeder in Charlie Brown Christmas. Jay is finally making use of his diploma in structure, designing a historic wing for the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow, Montana, and has been scenic designer for several exhibits at Fort Peck Summer time Theatre. A couple of of his earlier roles embrace Arthur Kipps in The Lady in Black, the Jeff Barry in Chief of the Pack, and Prince Eric in Disney’s the Little Mermaid at the Fort Peck Summer time Theatre. Jay is overjoyed to be returning to the ABT household. Thanks to Cass and Kurtis for this superb opportunity.

MEGGIE SIEGRIST (Marion Thayer) couldn’t be happier to be again on her favourite stage in Arizona! She was last seen on the Herberger stage as The Beggar Lady in ABT’s manufacturing of Sweeney Todd. Other credit embrace Hair (ABT), Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Fort Peck Summer time Theater), Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins (Jenny Wiley Theater), The Housekeeper in Man Of La Mancha (ABT), Ellie Greenwich in Chief of the Pack (Fort Peck Summer time Theater), and Audrey in Main Women (The Great American Melodrama). She want to give a huge shout out to her whole ABT household for making Arizona the greatest residence away from house a woman might ask for.

BEN STASNY (Henry Etches) A Minnesota boy by means of and thru, Ben now calls NYC his residence. He has performed most lately in Scooby Doo and the Thriller of the Pyramid (Shaggy) midway across the world in Saudi Arabia with Event Field and Warner Bros. He additionally voiced Mayor Humdinger for Paw Patrol Stay touring the Middle East with Occasion Box and Nickelodeon. He carried out with the New York New Works Pageant in When Harry Met Nancy (Harry). Ben was seen final in Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) and Beauty and the Beast (Lumière) right here at ABT. Other credit embrace Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (Genie) with Disney Cruise Line and Shrek: the Musical (Lord Farquaad) at Crane River Theater. “Thanks to everyone who allows me to keep playing and pursuing this dream. My love to my family.”

JILL TIESKOETTER (Alice Beane) could be very excited to be back at ABT after reprising the position of Mrs Cratchit/Scrooge’s Mother in the ABT production of A Christmas Carol at the Herberger Theater Middle. Jill was welcomed into the ABT family in 2006 and has been coming back from Alaska ever since. You might keep in mind her as Anna in The King and I. Jill is the proud mother of two Huskies, Quigley and Guinness. She want to thank her hubby, Rob, for his help in pursuing her passions and you for being here to help stay theatre. Take pleasure in the show!

ERIC WATERS (Charles Clarke) is ecstatic to be returning to Arizona Broadway Theatre after becoming a member of the “practically perfect” forged of Disney’s Mary Poppins final summer time! A Texas native now based mostly in New York, Eric is a proud graduate of the Coastal Carolina University BFA Musical Theatre Program. Selected Regional: White Christmas (Prather Productions, PA), South Pacific (The Hearth Theatre), Spamalot and Damn Yankees (Sharon Playhouse, CT), 9 to five, Younger Frankenstein, and Kiss me, Kate (Weathervane Theatre, NH). Particular because of everybody at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Take pleasure in the show!

BRODY WURR (Bellboy) is thrilled to be half of this superb manufacturing of Titanic The Musical! Brody most just lately was seen in Arizona Broadway Theatre at the Herberger Theater Middle’s lovely and haunting Sweeney Todd. Favorite roles embrace The Clever Dodger in Oliver! at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Herman in Cabaret at Highlight Youth Theatre, and Archie in 13 The Musical at Musical Theatre of Anthem (NYA award and ariZoni nomination). Brody is the proud recipient of the 2016 National Youth Arts Award for Junior Artist of the Yr. Thanks to everybody at ABT for making goals come true!

LIANE ZIELINSKI (Kate Mullins) is thrilled to be returning to the Arizona Broadway Theater! Previous ABT credits embrace Sweeney Todd (Ensemble/ Beggar Lady cover) and Hair (Tribe Member). Most just lately, Liane was seen in the Forestburgh Playhouse’s Steel Magnolias (Annelle). Different credit embrace FBP’s Baskerville (Actress 1), Rocky Horror Present (Columbia), Younger Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning) and To Kill A Mocking Fowl (Jean Louise), The Theater Barn’s productions of Nunsense (Sister Mary Amnesia), Godspell (Day by Day Soloist), and Guys and Dolls (Scorching Field Dancer / Adelaide u/s). Proud graduate of Marymount Manhattan School. Thanks to my unimaginable family on your endless love and help!