Something Rotten Cast Update


Something Rotten Cast Update 07/19/2016

Rob McClure – Nick Bottom


received Tony, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations, won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for Chaplin: The Musical. Other Broadway: Noises Off, Honeymoon in Vegas, I’m Not Rappaport, Avenue Q. Helen Hayes nomination, Avenue Q national tour. Encores!: Where’s Charley?, Irma la Douce. Regional: Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, World Premiere, McCarter and Cleveland Playhouse. Two-time Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) winner. Best Actor for Recursion, Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, Queen’s World Film Festival. TV: “Person of Interest,” “Drew.” Love to family and wife Maggie Lakis. Thanks Pete, Ted and Rachel.



Will Chase – Shakespeare


recently starred as country music superstar Luke Wheeler on the ABC drama “Nashville.” Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony, Outer Critics Nominations), Nice Work If You Can Get It, Rent, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty, Aida, Lennon, High Fidelity, The Story of My Life and Billy Elliot. Television: “Smash,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Rescue Me,” “Royal Pains,” “Necessary Roughness,” “White Collar,” “Pan Am.” Alum of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Josh Grisetti – Nigel Bottom


Broadway: It Shoulda Been You (Clarence Derwent Award winner; Drama Desk & OCC nominations), Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Theatre World Award winner; Drama Desk, OCC, Drama League and Lortel nominations), Rent, Peter and the Starcatcher, Red Eye of Love, Candida, After the Ball. Favorite Regional: My Paris (Long Wharf), Diner (Signature Theatre), Camelot (Kennedy Center), How to Succeed… (Los Angeles Ovation Award & Garland Award winner), Spamalot (Las Vegas). TV: “The Gates,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Knights of Prosperity” and others. Film: The Immigrant, Revolutionary Road, The Namesake and others. Twitter/Instagram: @joshgrisetti


Leslie Kritzer – Bea


was most recently seen in The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Robber Bridegroom (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League Award Nomination, Astaire Award Nomination). Broadway: Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk Nomination), Legally Blonde (Clarence Derwent Award), Hairspray. Select Off-Broadway: Gigantic (Lucille Lortel Nomination), Nobody Loves You, On the Town ( City Center Encores!), Memory Show, The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Drama Desk Nomination), ROOMS a rock romance (OCC Nomination). Solo shows: Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (Time Out NY Award), Beautiful Disaster. She is currently recurring on the HBO series “VINYL.”



Brad Oscar – Nostradamus


Broadway: Big Fish, Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Producers, (Tony Award® nomination), The Addams Family, Spamalot, Jekyll & Hyde, Aspects of Love. National Tour: The Phantom of the Opera, Young Frankenstein, Jekyll & Hyde. West End: The Producers. Off Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, The Body Beautiful, Encores! Bells Are Ringing and Do Re Mi, directed and performed in Broadway by the Year 1931 and 1968 at Town Hall. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Barrington Stage), Barnum (Asolo Rep/Maltz Jupiter- Carbonell Award, Best Actor in a Musical), The Mystery of Irma Vep, Cabaret and Damn Yankees (Arena Stage), The First Wives Club (Old Globe), Moonlight and Magnolias (Cape Playhouse) Annie (TOTS, Atlanta). Film: Ghost Town, The Producers. Television: “Smash,” “The Good Wife” and three “Law & Orders.”



Catherine Brunell – Portia

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Broadway: Les Misérables (Eponine), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Cora, Original Broadway Cast), Big River (revival with Deaf West), A Tale of Two Cities, Mary Poppins, ELF. National tours: Les Misérables, Big River (Mary Jane). Principal roles at Williamstown (Anything Goes), Old Globe (Paramour), Paper Mill (A Wonderful Life), MUNY (My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Roman Holiday), Ford’s Theatre (Big River). TV: NBC’s “Sound of Music LIVE!” (Frau Zeller), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Jenny). Training: Northwestern University. NYC Marathoner. National Anthem soloist (Boston Red Sox). For Roger Rees, Jack Feldheimer, and my wonderful family.



David Beach – Brother Jeremiah


Broadway: It’s Only a Play, Fish in the Dark, Mamma Mia!, Urinetown (original cast), and Moon Over Buffalo. Off-Broadway: Primary Stages, Rattlestick, Drama Dept, E.S.T, Playing On Air. Regional: Goodspeed, Westport, Wilma, Alabama Shakespeare, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pioneer. Tv/Film: “Veep,” “The Good Wife,” “Person of Interest,” “Blue Bloods,” “Submissions Only,” “Delocated,” “Law & Order,” “Dharma and Greg,” “Rescue Me,” “Ed,” “The Onion News,” I Hate Valentine’s Day, [Untitled], “The Sopranos.” A graduate of Dartmouth College and the London Academy of Dramatic Art.



Edward Hibbert – Lord Clapham/Judge


Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Curtains, The Drowsy Chaperone, Noises Off, The Green Bird, Me and My Girl, and Alice in Wonderland. Off-Broadway: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, My Night With Reg, Jeffrey (Obie, Drama-Logue) and as Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency, Encores! Lady In The Dark, and Anyone Can Whistle. Lyric Opera: The Sound Of Music. London’s West End: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Lend Me a Tenor, and Twelfth Night. Films include The Prestige, Taking Woodstock, Everyone Says I Love You, The First Wives Club and The Paper. Upcoming: Wide Wedding, Youth in Oregon and Can’t Something Be Done?. Cabaret debut at 54 Below. TV includes “2 Broke Girls,” “Law & Order SVU” and eleven seasons on “Frasier” as Gil Chesterton.


Gerry Vichi – Shylock


Gerry Vichi returns to the Broadway musical stage following memorable turns in the hit comedies Curtains and The Drowsy Chaperone. He made his Broadway debut in 1981 in the original cast of Woman of the Year. Other Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Anything Goes and Ain’t Broadway. He was featured as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz and Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, both at Madison Square Garden and appeared with Bill Irwin in Scapin at Roundabout Theater Company. Regional credits include Minsky’s (Ahmanson Theatre); 1776 (Williamstown); No, No, Nanette and Very Good Eddie (Goodspeed Opera House); Galileo and A Servant of Two Masters (Baltimore Stage). Films include City Hall, Just My Luck and Spike Lee’s Inside Man. He is also an abstract expressionist painter.


Andre Ward – Minstrel/Ensemble



Broadway: Rock of Ages, Xanadu, Saturday Night Fever (original Broadway companies), The Producers and The Apple Tree (City Center). National Tours: Pippin (Leading Player), The Producers, Ragtime (Chicago company), Cinderella, and Dreamgirls. Regional: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Portland Center Stage), Putting It Together (Syracuse Stage), Lucky Duck (Old Globe), Elegies (Barrington Stage). TV/Film: “My Dead Boyfriend,” How to Follow Strangers, The Big Gay Movie Musical, World Trade Center, “Elementary” (CBS), “Difficult People” (Hulu), “Broad City” (Comedy Central). Web: “High Maintenance,” and “It Could Be Worse.”


Matt Allen – Swing

Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, The Wedding Singer, Oklahoma!, and Annie Get Your Gun. National Tours: Billy Elliot, Spamalot, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse: Disney’s Little Mermaid (Scuttle) with mini tour, North Shore, A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley) IRNE nomination, Buddy Holly (Hickpockets) at Ogunquit, Casa, NCT.

Tracee Beazer – Ensemble

Broadway: Hairspray (2002 Best Musical), The Wedding Singer (2006 Best Musical Nominee), Memphis (2010 Best Musical ), Good Vibrations (…nothing), Holler If Ya Hear Me (hmm…), Honeymoon in Vegas (..sigh). Almost Broadway: Nerds. Broadway Tour: All Shook Up. Off-Broadway (a few); Regional (a lot); Film/TV (some). Luv2P. Prov 3:5-6 #He’sRealY’all

Max Clayton – Ensemble

On The Town (u/s Gabey), Gigi (Martel, u/s Gaston). Regional: Anastasia (Hartford Stage), The Bandstand (Paper Mill Playhouse), Signature Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, MUNY, KCStarlight, Lyric Opera of Chicago, MTWichita, NSMT, and Palace Theatre. Endless love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Missy, CGF, family and friends! BFA, CCM. @maxmclayton

Elizabeth Earley – Swing

Broadway Debut! Tours: Mary Poppins (1st & 2nd National; Dance Captain), Whistle Down the Wind (Dance Captain). Regional Highlights: Kennedy Center’s Ragtime, Maltz Jupiter’s A Chorus Line (Cassie), Finger Lakes MTF’s Mary Poppins (Mary)…NYU Grad: CAP21, ETW, Classical Studio. God, Family, EMT, & Judy Boals Talent: immeasurable gratitude.

Eric Giancola – Dance Captain/Swing

Broadway: The Book of Mormon (swing), Mamma Mia! (swing). Broadway Tours: The Book of Mormon (Dance Captain/swing), Mary Poppins (u/s Robertson Aye, Valentine), Mamma Mia! (swing/Assistant Dance Captain). Regional faves: Goodspeed and MSMT. NYU grad. Make an Omelette.

David Hibbard – Ensemble

Broadway: Elf (Matthews), Billy Elliot, Spamalot (Patsy); A Class Act (Bobby/ Michael Bennett); Once Upon A Mattress (Jester); Cats (Rum Tum Tugger) – 2,197 performances. Off- Broadway: Disaster! (Tony). Tons of regional theatre, numerous television and radio commercials & documentary narrations. Music Education degree -The Ohio State University, Teacher – CAP21 Studios.

Jenny Hill – Ensemble

Original Broadway Companies: Suessical – Gertrude McFuzz u/s, Spamalot – Lady of the Lady u/s, Elf – Jovie and Deb u/s, Wonderful Town – Helen (City Center) and Disney’s Aida. 1st National Touring Company of Kiss Me Kate – Lois/Bianca. The Metropolitan Opera – The Merry Widow – Margot (with Placido Domingo). Background vocalist for Clay Aiken’s “On My Way Here.”

Leah Hofman – Ensemble

Broadway/NY: War Horse (Joey/Topthorn), Big Fish, The Merry Widow at Met Opera (Froufrou), Hagoromo at BAM. International: Three Penny Opera, Jedermann. Tours: Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Thank You Casey Nicholaw, Judy Boals, and the fabulous “Rotten” team! Jeremiah 29:11, @etchysketchyart

Stacey Todd Holt – Ensemble

Stacey Todd Holt was last seen on Broadway in Rocky. Prior credits include Elf (X2), Cry-Baby, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Contact, Big, Crazy For You. National Tour credits include C4U, Contact, and Young Frankenstein. His TV appearances range from “Great Performances” on PBS to launching chicken strips for Wendy’s.

Courtney Iventosch – Swing

Broadway Debut! Credits: Wicked Tours (Nessarose u/s, ensemble), On The Town (Ivy Smith, 5th Avenue), Brigadoon (Jean MacLaren, Sacramento Music Circus). Huge love and thanks to Pam, Deb, Bob, Janie, Mindy, NetApp team, and the Garber Agency. Endless love and gratitude to Ari, Joel, Mama, and Dad! This is for you!

Aaron Kaburick – Ensemble

Broadway: Motown, Sister Act, Billy Elliot. National tours: Billy Elliot, Annie and The Full Monty. Regional: St. Louis Muny, North Carolina Theatre, and New Harmony. College: Boston University (Economics). Hometown: Carlinville, IL. Thank you to Casey, the Kirkpatricks and every single teacher who helped me get here!

Tari Kelly – Ensemble

Broadway: Anything Goes, The Boy From Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Show Boat. National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Cabaret (Sally Bowles) and Show Boat (Ellie). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie – Jeff Nomination), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney – Carbonell Award) and End of the Rainbow (Judy Garland – Henry Award).

Beth Johnson Nicely – Ensemble

Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, White Christmas, 42nd Street (1st Nat’l). Encores! On Your Toes. Favorite Regional: Minsky’s (Ahmanson), Robin & 7 Hoods (Old Globe), The Muny. Radio City Rockette. TV: “SNL,”“30 Rock,” “Jimmy Fallon.” Love to Mom & Adam. Thanks Casey! Twitter: @browniejdnyc. Instagram: @bethjnicely.

Brian Ogilvie – Ensemble

Houston native, Northwestern graduate. Broadway: Mary Poppins (Understudy Bert & Robertson Ay), Gigi. Tour: White Christmas. Regional: Vanya, Sonia… (Spike), Tarzan (Tarzan), Chorus Line (Zach), Funny Girl (Eddie), Spamalot (Herbert/Historian), Cagney!. TV: “True Blood.” Life: husband to Dana and dad to Shane. @brian_ogilvie

Aleks Pevec – Ensemble

Broadway: Catch Me if You Can, Evita, Aladdin. Tours: Wicked, White Christmas. The Who’s Tommy (Tommy) in Los Angeles. Regional: Pippin, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Much love to his family. This one is for his dad.

Hayley Podschun – Ensemble/ u/s Portia

Broadway/National Tours: Wicked (Glinda), Chaplin, Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park…, Hairspray, Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: Freckleface Strawberry (Orig. Strawberry). TV/Film: “Louie” (FX); Hairspray; Hail, Caesar!. Red Carpet Host/Writer/Producer for . @haypod22

Brian Shepard – Ensemble

Broadway: Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Follies, Guys & Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, & Peter Pan. Favorite recent regional roles include: Phil, White Christmas; Bud Frump, How To Succeed; Bert, Mary Poppins; Chip, On the Town; & Cosmo Brown, Singin’ in the Rain. Brian lives in Brooklyn with his exquisitely wonderful wife, Amy Spanger.

Ryan Vandenbook – Ensemble

Ryan VanDenBoom, a Michigan native, is thrilled to be a part of Something Rotten! Previously Ryan appeared in the latest Broadway revival of Annie at the Palace Theatre. He has toured the country and abroad performing with symphony orchestras as a soloist in Here To Stay: The Gershwin Experience. Alumni of NYU and CAP21, he thanks his family and teachers for their continued support.

Matt Wall – Swing

Broadway: Annie; Evita; How To Succeed…; Promises, Promises; South Pacific; Curtains; The Drowsy Chaperone; 110 in the Shade; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Follies; Saturday Night Fever. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Peter Pan Live.” Film: The Intern, Ted 2. BFA, The Boston Conservatory.

Kevin Worley – Ensemble

Kevin is thrilled to join this ROTTEN company! Broadway: On The Town (u/s Gabey), Dames At Sea, Bullets Over Broadway, A Chorus Line (Al), Cinderella, White Christmas, 42nd Street. His best work can be seen at home with his beautiful wife, Denise, and happy little monster, Declan.






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