MICHAEL HARTUNG* (Chip) is thrilled to be back home in Madison with Capital City Theatre. Broadway: Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler; Off Broadway: Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Alice By Heart (MCC) Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Goodspeed Opera House), Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage), Mary Poppins (TUTS), The Muny, Music Theater of Wichita, and West Virginia Public Theater. Television: Peter Pan Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, FX Miniseries ‘Fosse/Verdon’. Originally from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Michael trained at Monona Academy of Dance before attending The University of Michigan and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Endless thanks to Andy, Josh, and CTG. Love to family, friends, teachers and Jason.
NICOLAS DROMARD* (Ozzie). For the last 20 years, Nicolas has been singing, dancing and acting all over the world, from Broadway to Norway. He was last seen as Billy Lawlor at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, PA. Broadway: Bert in Mary Poppins, Tommy DeVitoin Jersey Boys, The Boy From Oz, Oklahoma!. Regional: Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Fiyero in Wicked (San Francisco Cast),Phil Davis in White Christmas, Tulsa in Gypsy, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, West Side Story. He thanks the great team at the Talent House, his parents for always supporting him, and loves his new starring role of Father to Zélia Dromard with the incredible Desirée Davar Dromard. www.nicolasdromard.com, ig: ndromard
ABBY NICHOLS (Claire DeLoone) is thrilled to be performing with CCT, having previously taught for their Find Your Light program. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Pace University and spent several years as a New York based actor before returning to her hometown of Madison. National Tours: Annie (Grace Farrell) and Junie B. Jones (May/Mom). Madison: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), and The Light in the Piazza (Clara) with FST, Bunnicula (Mrs. Monroe), Anne of Green Gables (Mrs. Barry), and A Christmas Carol (Quartet) with CTM, and Crazy for You (Polly) with MPT. Abby also has a thriving private voice studio and she teaches Music Together, an early childhood music program. Love to her husband, Jace, and her sons, Arthur and Jasper, 4 and 1.
LIZZIE CUTRUPI (Hildy) is thrilled to return to Madison and to CCT! Recent graduate from Oklahoma City University. REGIONAL:Bridges of Madison County (Theo Ubique); Little Bits of Light (Hampstead Stage); Hunchback of Notre Dame (Capital City Theatre); Anne of Green Gables, Goodnight Moon (Children’s Theatre of Madison); Bonnie & Clyde, The Glorious Ones, Elegies For Punks…(Music Theatre of Madison); Les Miserables, South Pacific (Four Seasons Theatre). The biggest thanks to cast & crew, all the family in here in Wisco, NH and Echo.
PAIGE SABO (Ivy Smith) is thrilled to be making her CCT debut in this dream of a show! Recent credits include The Music Man and Peter Pan (Twin/Jane) at NSMT, as well as the national and Australia tour of In The Mood: A 1940s Revue (Swing Dancer/Dance Captain). Paige received her BFA in dance from the University of Arizona and is now based in New York City where she is a proud company member of AlmaNYC. Endless thanks to Josh and the entire team here at CCT, and lots of love to Max and my family for your constant love and support. And thank YOU, the audience, for sharing your love of theatre with us!
GAIL BECKER* (Madame Dilly) is a seasoned musical theater and cabaret artist from Chicago now living in Madison. Performing credits include - National Tour: Babes in Toyland. Chicago: High Society, Chicago, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Pirates of Penzance. Madison: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Featured Soloist) and Gypsy (Mazeppa) with Capital City Theatre, Tuck Everlasting (Mae - regional premiere), James and the Giant Peach, Aladdin and A Christmas Carol with CTM, Sweeney Todd, Dead Man Walking, and many others with Madison Opera. Cabaret credits include - Overture Center (Madison), Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Naples, Florida. Gail works independently as a Music Director, Vocal Coach, and Voice Over Artist. She directs the Jerry Ensemble at Overture Center for the Arts, and is the Director of Education/Associate Artistic Director for Capital City Theatre. Learn more atwww.gailbeckertalent.com and www.gailbeckerstudio.com.
CHRISTOPHER DEPROPHETIS* (Pitkin, et al). Christopher’s National Tour credits include the Lincoln Center revival of South Pacific (1st National), Rent (10th Anniversary), and Miss Saigon. His favorite Regional Theater roles include Frank Jr in Saturday Night Fever (Walnut Street Theater), Henry Ford in Ragtime (Theater Under the Stars), Jerry in The Full Monty (Human Race Theater Co.), Cable in South Pacific (Delaware Theater Co.), Sam in Mamma Mia (Virginia Musical Theater), Francis in Forever Plaid (Walnut Street Theater), Emmett in Legally Blonde (Westchester B’way), and a few productions as Chris in Miss Saigon. Christopher is a graduate of the Guildford School of Acting in England.
KAYLA BOYE (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Capital City Theatre debut! Chicago credits include South Pacific (Drury Lane Theatre), Can-Can, Billy Elliot, Little Me (Porchlight Music Theatre),Pippin, Mary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), Anything Goes, Gypsy,Mame (Music Theater Works, formerly Light Opera Works), and A Christmas Story (Citadel Theatre). She holds a BA from Youngstown State University. Thank you to Josh, Andy, and Gail for this wonderful opportunity! www.kaylaboye.com
KRISTEN HAMMER + (Ensemble) began her training in Bloomfield Hills, MI, at Geiger Classical Ballet Academy and Michigan Classic Ballet Company. Her training continued at Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet. Ms. Hammer was awarded scholarship at Butler University and graduated with her B.S. in Dance Arts Administration. She was then invited to join Nevada Ballet Theatre where she performed in Serenade by George Balanchine and in numerous collaborations with Cirque du Soliel. Ms. Hammer is currently a company dancer with Madison Ballet where she has been featured as the Spring Fairy in Cinderella, the Ballerina Doll in The Nutcracker, a Gypsy in Dracula, the First Theme in The Four Temperaments and in Elegie by George Balanchine. Ms. Hammer has additionally performed in Swan Lake, Giselle, TheRite of Spring, and Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations.
MICHAELA KING + (Ensemble) began her dance training in North Carolina where she was born. She continued ballet with coaching and private instruction in Virginia throughout her high school years. During this time, Michaela attended summer intensives with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chautauqua Institution, The Rock School, Carolina Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. As a high school student, she had the opportunity to perform Serenade with Suzanne Farrell’s company at the Kennedy Center.
Upon graduating, she studied in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's Graduate Training Program where she had opportunities to perform with the company. After two years, Ms. King joined the company where she spent two seasons. Michaela then joined Madison Ballet where she is currently in her third season. Her repertoire includes roles in La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker, Jerome Robbin’s The Concert, Mark Morris’s Sandpaper along with soloist roles in W. Earle Smith’s choreography. She is thrilled to be performing in her first musical, On the Town.
EMILY MATT (Ensemble) was born and raised in Waukesha, before moving out east to pursue Musical Theater at The Boston Conservatory. She will receive her B.F.A. this May, and is extremely excited to perform in Wisconsin again, making her debut with Capital City Theater! Emily is working as the Associate Director/Choreographer for Cabaret (with Otis Sallid). Upcoming credits include: Anabelle in Happily Ever Aftermath, George Bernard Shaw in Sondheim’s The Frogs. Conservatory credits: Cradle Will Rock (Mrs. Mister), Another Role of the Dice (Asst. Director/Choreographer), Bernstein’s Mass. Recently she directed Fools by Neil Simon with Earthstone Theater Co. Emily works as a freelance tap choreographer/teacher, and is training for her certification in stage combat (SAFD). She also was seen touring with the Kids from Wisconsin in 2014 and 2016. Thanks to C&T! www.emilyematt.com
SABRA MICHELE (Lucy Schmeeler/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back onstage with CCT after playing Tessie Tura in Gypsy, and to be reunited with Josh Walden! She is best known for her roles as Lola in Damn Yankees, Cassie in A Chorus Line, Roxie in Chicago, Morticia in The Addams Family, and many others. She has toured nationally with The Pajama Game, Norwegian Cruise Line’s PRIDE OF AMERICA, and “Bear in the Big Blue House LIVE!”, which was also released on home video. In NYC, Sabra performed off-Broadway regularly in Bawdy, Jerry Mitchell’s Broadway Bares, and founded THE COUGAR BALL, which has produced gala fundraisers for The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative since 2013. Madison has come to know her as an award-winning teaching artist and choreographer. Much thanks to Andy, Gail, Josh, and always Brian. For more information, please visit www.SabraMichelle.com
THERESA RENEE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be working on another amazing show with Capital City Theatre. She was last seen on this very stage in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but has worked for various theatre companies all over the country. Some favorite credits include Off Broadway: Angelina Ballerina the Musical (Angelina), Regional: Peter Pan (Wendy), Oklahoma! (Laurey), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), and Mary Poppins (Valentine/ Mary Poppins u/s). Much love to Dan and Teddy!
CATHERINE ROGERS + (Ensemble) began dancing in St. Louis, Missouri where she trained at COCA (Center of Contemporary Arts), and performed the works of Trey McIntyre, Michael Uhtoff, and Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd. After attending Butler University for two years, she moved to New York to attend the Joffrey Ballet School. There she danced and toured internationally with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group under the direction of Davis Robertson.
During that time, she had the honor of performing works by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino and Robert Battle. She spent time working with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and was able to particpate in workshops for the Merce Cunningham Trust and Ballet BC. Since joining Madison Ballet in 2016, she has performed in the works of W. Earle Smith, Jin-Wen Yu, Peter Anastos, and Jacqueline Stewart. This is Ms. Rogers' third season with Madison Ballet. She is thrilled to premiere in her first musical alongside the cast and crew of On The Town!
AMY RUTH (Ensemble) is thrilled to join the cast of On The Town! She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BFA in dance performance. Local credits include CTM’s Tuck Everlasting (ensemble), MPT’s 42nd Street (“Anytime” Annie Reilly) and A Chorus Line (Cassie), as well as FST’s Spamalot (Laker Girl). Regional: Casa Mañana’s Carousel and The King and I (Ensemble). Amy is also a former Radio City Rockette. Love and thanks to my family, and to James for your undying support.
REBECCA SHULLA (Ensemble) is excited to be making her Capital City Theatre debut! A Madison native, Becca now resides in New York City after attending the University of Arizona's School of Dance. Her favorite performance credits include Lise Dassin in An American in Paris (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Oklahoma! (Arizona Repertory Theatre), Disney Cruise Line, Christmas Wonderland (Spirit Productions), and The Great American Dance Tour of China (Artifact Dance Project). Many thanks to God and her family, friends, and teachers who have helped her along the way. @beccashulla
JACOB BERGGREN (Ensemble) is very excited to be making his CCT debut. He is elated to be performing in his hometown after studying Theatre, Bible and Dance at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul. Previous adventures include: Newsies at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Cosmo in Singin' in the Rain (UNW), Jack in Into the Woods (UNW) and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing… (OSHP). Jacob is beyond grateful to his Saviour Jesus Christ, his parents, family, friends and everyone at CCT for Inspiring him to dream big and love bigger. Psalm 30:11,12. Just Be! JacobBerggren.com
ASHTON FLORENCE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in his first production with Capital City Theatre. He has taken several conservatory classes with CCT (including Find Your Light and Stage Craft Studio). He performed with Andrew Keenan-Bolger in Concert at the Overture Center, and has been seen in several productions around the area including Flip Side (an original work with Magnum Opus Dance Company). He also has been seen performing with the Jerry Performance Ensemble through Overture Center for the Arts. While not onstage he stage manages and dances at Kehl School of Dance.
IVORY LEONARD IV (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Capital City Theatre debut. Chicago area performances include Ensemble, Swing in The Producers (Paramount Theatre), Wolf, Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast (Drury Lane), Richie Walters in A Chorus Line, Best Actor in a Musical Broadway World (Metropolis), Ensemble in Memphis, Jeff Nominated, (Porchlight Music Theatre), and Indian in Peter Pan (Music Theater Works). Leonard also performed with Danco II, toured with Invincible: A Tribute to Michael Jackson, and is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University. (Instagram: @ivoryleonard)
ANDRYI NAHIRNIAK (Ensemble), Madison area native, is excited to be a part of this production of On the Town. Andryi was born and raised in Cottage Grove, WI, and graduated from Monona Grove High School, where he participated in many musical productions. These credits include Jean Valjean in Les Miserables; Emmet Forrest in Legally Blonde; Will Bloom in Big Fish; and Peter Pan in Shrek. Currently he is studying towards a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he has been in productions of Spamalot (ensemble), Heathers: The Musical (ensemble), and The Painter in Amour. He is grateful to be able to return to the Madison area to perform another show and is so thrilled to work with such a talented cast.
ISAIAH SILVIA-CHANDLEY (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making his Capital City Theatre debut. Regional performance credits include Beauty and the Beast (Drury Lane Theatre), Memphis, Cole Porter’s Can-Can (Porchlight Music Theatre), Spamalot (Seacoast Repertory Theatre), The Young Americans Music and Dance Outreach Tours (Japan, Europe and U.S.). BFA Musical Theatre Performance from Columbia College Chicago. Endless gratitude to Mom, Dad, family and friends for their constant love and support. www.isaiahsilviachandley.com @itszayzay
JACKSON WARRING (Ensemble). A Madison native, Jackson Warring performed for five seasons with Madison Ballet. While in Madison Ballet Mr. Warring performed works by W. Earle Smith, General MacArthur Hambrick, and Stephanie Martinez to name just a few. He attended Milwaukee Ballet School’s Summer Intensive and attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York for two years as a member of the Joffrey Concert Group, under Artistic Director Davis Robertson. While in the Concert Group he performed in a variety of Classical and Contemporary works, working with many wonderful choreographers such as Africa Guzman, Helen Heineman and Brian Mcsween. Mr. Warring spent one season with Ballet Quad Cities, under Director Courtney Lyon, and working with resident choreographer Deanna Carter. Mr. Warring is thrilled to retake the stage, and thrilled to be working with Capital City Theatre.
MILES YOKOM (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of his first production with Capital City Theatre! He is a rising senior at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, earning his BFA in Musical Theatre and Minor in Dance. Some favorite credits include Malcolm in Macbeth at UWSP, and Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls and Sebastian in Twelfth Night with the Marietta Summer Theatre Festival. Thanks to his family for continual support, and his profs and peers at school for pushing him every day.