MARK BACON (J.M. Barrie). is thrilled to play with his imagination for the next year! Selected credits: Brigadoon (Tommy), Hairspray (Link), Heathers (Hipster, JD understudy), All Shook Up (Chad), Mamma Mia! (Sky). Shout out to my flight attendants. Follow him on Instagram @bitz820 MmmBaconPlease.com
JOSEPHINE FLORENCE COOPER (Sylvia Llewelyn Davies). Jo is honored to enter the whimsical yet grounded world of this story and character! Tours/Off- Broadway: Girls Night, La Storia Di Colapesce, Night Witches, The Dream Project. TV/Film: Comedy Central, Uncanny Harbor. BFA Theatre Emerson College. Deep gratitude for my people CFMAZ! This one’s for Mama, Dad, Grammy and most of all…Pappy! Follow her on Instagram @josephine_florence
KIRK LAWRENCE (Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook). is overjoyed to set sail with this magical show. Regional: West Side Story (Doc), Oklahoma! (Mr. Carnes), A Wonderful Life (Mr. Potter), Sweeney Todd (Todd). Tours: The Wizard of Oz (Marvel/Oz- APEX), Julie Taymor’s Juan Darien. Kirk encourages everyone to “Play!” www.kirklawrence.com
DESIRÉE DILLON (Mrs. du Maurier). Oklahoma native, Oklahoma City University grad, current New York City resident. Winner of the International Crescendo Music Awards and Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition in New York City. Favorite regional credits include Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Mary Poppins, and Anything Goes. @dadillon88
BRYCTON ARCHER (George). is excited to be making his national tour debut in Finding Neverland. He has a passion for performing and has performed in a variety of theatre productions including playing Michael Hobbs in Elf the Musical and Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka Jr. He would like to thank his family, theatre family and all the directors that have worked with him on and off stage.
ASHTON HEATHCOAT (Michael/Jack). is nine years old and is thrilled to be making his national tour debut. Past roles Finding Neverland (Michael), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Chip), and Nickelodeon’s I Am Frankie (Beto). He would like to thank Mom, Dad and Rowan for their love and support. IG: @ashtonheathcoat
Dylan Jacob Loraw (Peter/George/Jack). is living a dream being part of the 2020 Finding Neverland national tour. Dylan fell in love with theatre four years ago and has not left the stage since. Dylan thanks everyone that has supported, loved and encouraged him along this journey. @dylanjloraw Matthew 5:16 “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
JACK PACKER (Jack/Peter/George). is excited to make his national tour debut and return to his favorite role in this magical adventure! Recent credits: Holiday Inn (Charlie Winslow), JESUS (Young Jesus), Let Freedom Ring (featured vocalist), and A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). Thanks to my family, friends, and teachers for their love and support. Isaiah 25:1 Follow on Instagram @jackryanpacker
RIVER REED (Michael) is eleven years old and in the sixth grade. He was seen at the Broadway Palm in Florida in A Christmas Story, Elf the Musical and in this role this past summer. He would like to thank his family for this support of his dreams. He hopes you enjoy the show!
OSCAR (Porthos) is very excited to be making his stage debut in Finding Neverland. Originally from Lancaster, PA, the Golden Doodle is just over one year old. When not on stage, Oscar travels in his own custom van, likes to fetch tennis balls and eat his chew toys. A big “WOOF” to his trainer Kaye Ames, his handlers, Marc and David, and the boys on stage for taking such good care of him.
TIMOTHE BITTLE (Mr. Henshaw/Ensemble/Frohman/Hook Cover). Regional: Coalhouse (Ragtime), Jim (Big River), Billy Flynn (Chicago), Curtis (Sister Act), Benny (In The Heights), Frankenstein (Universal Studios Japan). Love to my family for their love and support. @tlbittle
NICHOLAS KARL BROWN (Elliot/Ensemble). is thrilled to be a part of Finding Neverland and making his national tour debut! Nicholas is a proud graduate of Temple University for Musical Theatre. Select regional: Legally Blonde (Walnut Street & Riverside); Matilda (Walnut Street); Chicago (Arkansas Rep. Theatre); The Little Mermaid, Tarzan (Gretna Theatre). For Dad. www.nicholaskarlbrown.com @nicholas_karl
DANI CIARAMITARO (Miss Potter/Ensemble/Wendy, Peter Pan and Mary Barrie Cover). National Tour Debut! Recent AMDA NYC graduate. Thrilled. Grateful. Love to my friends, family, and teachers! @daniciaramitaro
MORGAN GILLOTT (Ensemble/Peter Pan and Wendy Cover/Swing/Dance Captain). is elated to be making her theatre debut! She has most recently performed with Dance Lab New York in the Fire Island Dance Festival. She attended Joffrey Ballet School and IAMT. Big thanks to her family, dance teachers and voice coach.
NATHAN EDWARD GROTH (Ensemble/Russian Bear/Swing/Dance Captain). National tour debut! Previous credits: Swing! The Musical (Dutch Apple, NCL), Elf (Broadway Palm) and several shows internationally with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Proud graduate of AMDA New York- Dance Theatre Conservatory. Special thanks to my family, friends and teachers for all the love. @nathangroth Nathanedwardgroth.com
AARON J. HEAPS (Ensemble). Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway. Grateful He opened this door into Neverland. Proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Theater Institute. Peace. Love. Happiness. @aaronjheaps
JAKE KINNEY (Lord Canaan/JM Barrie Cover). is a New York City based performer, music director, and voice teacher. Much love to family, friends and his VERY patient girlfriend and dog for their constant support.
Elizabeth Lester (Miss Bassett/Ensemble/Mrs. du Maurier and Mary Barrie Cover) started her training at Maine State Ballet. From there she furthered her dance education at Portland Ballet in Maine, and apprenticed with them in 2017-2018. Elizabeth was recently a part of the 2nd National tour of Finding Neverland in 2018/2019 as Miss Potter/Ensemble. She has returned to spread some more magic and take on the role of Miss. Bassett this time around. She would like to give a special thank you to Camden and Mia for all they do for this show/the opportunities they’ve presented!
ASHLEY McCORMACK (Miss Jones/Sylvia, Mary and Mrs. DuMaurier and Miss Bassett Cover). Favorite regional: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), 9 to 5 (Doralee), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). University of Alabama. Love to Mac and my incredible family. www.ashley-mccormack.com @ashley.brooke
JUSTIN MILLER (Turpin/JM Barrie and Frohman Cover). National tour debut! The Bridges of Madison County (Robert Kincaid), Camelot, Chicago (Billy Flynn). All of the love to his family! @justinleemiller1
MADDIE PARRISH (Peter Pan/Ensemble). National tour debut! Most recently performed with Parsons Dance Company. NYU Tisch (BFA Dance). Love to mom, dad and my family/friends. You believed!
JUSTINE RIMA (Wendy/Ensemble). National tour debut! BFA dance graduate from Marymount Manhatten College. Many hugs to my family and Bryan for all the love and support. @stinerima
CONNOR SIMPSON (Mr. Cromer/Ensemble) is thrilled to join the company of Finding Neverland! National/International Tours: Annie. Favorite regional credits: A Christmas Story: The Musical, Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Spamalot, Around The World In 80 Days. Composer/Lyricist: Minnie Quay. BFA in Musical Theatre from Kent State University. Many thanks to his family and friends for their constant love and support.
BRADEN SWEENEY (Albert/Ensemble). National tour debut! Past credits include Norwegian Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, ZACH Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company and Gateway Playhouse. Rider University, BFA. www.bradensweeney.com @bradensweeney7
ASHLEIGH THOMPSON (Mary Barrie/Ensemble/Sylvia Cover). National tour: The Wizard of Oz (Glinda/Aunt Em), APEX Touring. Regional: 9 to 5 (Judy), Jenny Wiley Theatre; Company (Kathy), Heritage Theatre Festival; Oliver! (Nancy), Festival 56. BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. For my family. Love to Allen. www. ashleighthompson.com
Diane Paulus is The Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Broadway: Jagged Little Pill, Waitress, Finding Neverland, and the Tony Award winning revivals of Pippin (Tony Award, Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and HAIR. A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill, In the Body of the World (also at MTC), The White Card by Claudia Rankine, Crossing (also at BAM), Finding Neverland, Witness Uganda, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show. Other credits include Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour. Paulus is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department and Department of Theater, Dance, and Media. She was selected for the 2014 Time 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She dedicates Finding Neverland to Katharine and Natalie.
TV: “So You Think You Can Dance” (three-time Emmy Award winner, five-time nominee), “SYTYCD Canada.” Film: Rock of Ages. Stage: New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes (director/choreographer), Finding Neverland (Broadway), Hello, Dolly! (Paper Mill), Cirque du Soleil’sDelirium, Celine Dion’s A New Day, Madonna, Prince. Dance: RAW (founder/artistic director/choreographer). Inspirational master teacher worldwide. Dedicated to my Mom and Dad in Neverland!
Broadway: Finding Neverland, Spring Awakening, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Drama Desk award nomination). Girl from the North Country (Public Theater, Old Vic – Olivier award nomination), Tootsie, Strictly Ballroom (West End), Romantics Anonymous (Shakespeare’s Globe). He has worked as arranger/orchestrator for George Benson, Björk, Sarah Chang, Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Josh Groban, Jamiroquai, Lang Lang, George Michael, Oasis, Sade, Duncan Sheik, Simply Red and Sam Smith (Grammy nomination) for whom he orchestrated the Oscar/Golden Globe winning “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre. Simon won a BAFTA award for the soundtrack to the video game L.A.Noire. @simonhaleuk
Mia is thrilled to be joining APEX again after being the Tour Director on Pippin. Mia was the Associate Director on the 1st Nat’l Tour of Finding Neverland, and the Assistant Director on the Broadway production. Broadway credits include: Associate Director on Jagged Little Pill and Waitress; Assistant Director on Porgy and Bess and Pippin. Mia frequently directs at various Off-Broadway and regional theaters, and she is a Drama League Directing Fellow. B.A., Harvard University. www.miapwalker.com
Camden is thrilled to be returning to this truly magical production. A professional performer and choreographer based in New York City, Camden received his BFA in Dance from NYU, and in 2016 was one of 12 men selected internationally to study in the Musical Theater Dance Program at the School at Jacobs Pillow. Past credits include the national tour of Finding Neverland 2018-19 (Associate Choreographer), the national tour of Pippin (Dance Captain/Pippin understudy), A Chorus Line at the Heritage Theater Festival (Mike), and most recently Camden acted as the Assistant Choreographer for the remounting of the Broadway Revival of Pippin in Tokyo, Japan.
Broadway: Straight White Men, Waitress, Of Mice and Men; Off-Broadway: Hold on to Me Darling, Dying For It, Atlantic Theatre; The Killer (Set & Costumes), TFANA; Macbeth, Hartford Stage & LA Opera, w/ Darko Tresjnak; Selma ’65, LaMama; Frankenstein, Royal National Theatre w/ Danny Boyle; London 2012 Opening Ceremony (Emmy). Film: Gemini Man, Steve Jobs, 127 Hours (Production & Costume Design), Slumdog Millionaire; TV: “American Gods” & “Trust” (Production Design).
ANDREW R. COHEN (Scenic Coordinator) Off-Broadway: The Lincoln Center: Where Words Once Were; 59E59: Occupied Territories. Regional: Studio Theatre: Murder Ballad [Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Set Design]; Folger Theatre: King John, Olney Theatre Center: The Crucible, Theatre J: The Jewish Queen Lear, Broken Glass; Mosaic Theater Company of DC: Satchmo at the Waldorf, Marie and Rosetta; Kennedy Center TYA: Earthrise, Darius & Twig; Imagination Stage: Charlotte’s Web, Anatole: Mouse Magnifique, A Year with Frog and Toad; Theater Alliance: Flood City, Still Life with Rocket; MFA in Scenic Design from University of Maryland. www.andrewcohendesigns.com
RUSSELL A. THOMPSON (Production Manager/Lighting Designer) Designs include the international and national tour of The Wizard of Oz, national tours of Pippin, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hair, Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up, Footloose, The Wedding Singer and Beehive the 60’s Musical, the world premiere of Around the World in 80 Days and the regional premiere of The Civil War. Prather Productions designs include Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Rent, 9 to 5, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jekyll & Hyde, Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom, Swing, Ragtime, Peter Pan, Buddy, Legally Blonde and Cats. His designs for West Side Story, Aida and Miss Saigon have earned him three awards. Prior to joining Prather Productions, Russell lived in New York where his credits ranged from Club MTV to Manhattan School of Music.
DAVID TEMBY (Sound Design) is proud to design once again for APEX Touring. In addition to providing designs and management for high profile events and installations around the world, Mr. Temby is the Chief Operating Officer for Clearwing Productions. And, when not managing hundreds of employees, events, and production design responsibilities, his antics are lovingly tolerated by his awe-inspiring wife, Gretchen, his son, Truman, and his loyal sidekick, Gunther. More information about Mr. Temby and his credits can be found at clearwing.com.
Broadway: Finding Neverland, Chaplin. Ghost, Frost/Nixon, Brief Encounter. Off-Bway: Richard III (BAM). West End: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall), 3 Winters, King Lear. Recipient: Drama Desk, Obie, Olivier Awards.
BRANDON T. MILLER (Hair and Wig Designer) is thrilled to be adding pixie dust to the wigs of Neverland! He designed and styled wigs for the national tours of Memphis The Musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pippin, and the international tour of The WIzard Of Oz. Brandon has been the resident wig designer at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for seven years. He is also the Wig Supervisor for APEX Touring. Enjoy the show!
Broadway: The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout), Finding Neverland, Ghost (DD Award), Matilda, Pippin, Side Show, An Act of God, Macbeth (Armory), Groundhog Day (Old Vic) London and forthcoming Broadway. Movies: Hugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Mickey and the Magician (permanent show at Disneyland Paris). Has consulted for David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, David Blaine. Awarded Creative Fellowship of the Magic Castle, Hollywood. An associate artist of the Old Vic Theatre. www.stageillusion.com
DANIEL WURTZEL (Air Sculptor). Shows at: Musée Rodin, the Grand Palais in Paris, the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, the World Expo, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro, the Phillips Collection, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Copernicus Science Center, Phaeno Science Center and Kunsthall 3.14.. Daniel’s work has been featured on Broadway in Finding Neverland and with Cirque du Soleil in Amaluna, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. Julie Taymor), Spades (dir. Robert Lepage). Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna (dir. Diane Paulus), Radio City Rockettes, NY Spectacular (dir. Mia Michaels), Air Play Show (dir. West Hyler). danielwurtzel.com
JP MEYER (Music Supervisor) is the Musical Director at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, PA, and serves as the musical supervisor/coordinator for APEX Touring, most recently for the national and international tours of The Wizard of Oz and Pippin, the Musical. His orchestration and musical directing credits include Mary Poppins, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, A Christmas Story, A Wonderful Life, Funny Girl, Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom, Anything Goes, Les Miserables, Oklahoma! and West Side Story.
MICHAEL MASTROIANNI (Music Director). National tour debut! Off-Broadway: Green Card the Musical. Regional: Burn All Night(A.R.T.), Side Show, Sister Act, Beauty and the Beast (WPPAC), Born for This (Cutler Majestic Theatre), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Emelin Theatre), West Side Story (Seacoast Repertory Theatre). Michael is a multi-instrumentalist/orchestrator/nap enthusiast based out of New York, and a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. He has music directed, played, and/or orchestrated for over 150 productions. Much love to family, friends & Meg. Mastromjm.com
NATHANIEL BELIVEAU (Assistant Music Director/Keyboards) Ecstatic to join this Neverland family! If you focus on only the right next step, you can make it anywhere. IG- @livredevie123
MARC CIEMIEWICZ (Company Manager). For over 25 years Marc has worked as an actor, director, stage manager, company manager, and production manager from coast to coast. Tours: Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom, It’s Swingtime!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler) and Footloose, The Wedding Singer with Prather Touring and the National and International tours of The Wizard of Oz with APEX Touring. Marc holds a BFA and an MFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and San Diego State University respectively. Let Art Live!
MEGAN WOODLEY (Assistant Company Manager/Child Wrangler). is thrilled to be Assistant Company Manager on this tour. Previous credits include: Wig and Wardrobe Supervisor for The Wizard of Oz international tour with Prather Touring and acting in A Christmas Carol with Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Meg holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Rockford University.
MOLLY BURCH (Production Stage Manager) graduated from Columbus State University where she studied stage management. Her most recent credits include ZeroSpace and Sleep No More in New York City, The Polar Express Train Ride and The Wizard of Oz Train Ride with Rail Events Inc., and StarQuest Dance Competition. Her current goal is to work in every state.
BRIAN J. ENZMAN (Artistic Producer/Casting) 32 years with the Prather company (APEX/Prather Touring/ Dutch Apple- Lancaster, PA and Broadway Palm- Ft Myers, FL). He has been involved in over 200 productions from the first show at the Dutch Apple in 1987 (A Chorus Line) to the 2018 national tour of Cabaret. As resident director, credits include Phantom, Les Miserables, The Civil War, Jekyll and Hyde, The Drowsy Chaperone, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Cabaret, Gypsy, Mame, The King and I, Damn Yankees, The Music Man and Annie to name a few. Graduate of Millersville University in Lancaster, PA.
LAUREN SOBON (Artistic Producer/Casting) has been with Prather Productions for over 28 years and has either produced, directed, choreographed, cast or performed in over 100 productions for the company. Recent credits include serving as the Associate Producer/Casting Director for the recent national tour of Pippin and Director/Casting for the 2016 national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Other national tours: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Fiddler On The Roof, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun. Regional: A Wonderful Life, Shrek, Honky Tonk Angels, A Christmas Carol, How To Succeed… and The Sound of Music.
Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has represented 25 Tony Award-winning Best Musicals and Plays. Current touring productions include: Hamilton, Anastasia, The Book of Mormon, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello, Dolly!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Rent: The 20th Anniversary Tour, and Waitress. Future productions include: Hadestown, 1776, The Cher Show, Pretty Woman, To Kill a Mockingbird and Tootsie.
PRATHER TOURING (General Management) Past national tours include Footloose, The Wedding Singer, BLAST, Fiddler on the Roof, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, the Tony Award winning musical, Cabaret and the international tour of The Wizard of Oz. William T. Prather is the Executive Producer of Prather Touring and is a second-generation theatre producer following in the footsteps of his parents, Tom and Debbie Prather who produced live theatre for over 50 years. He is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and returned to the family business in 1993 after spending a couple of years in the corporate world. As Executive Producer of Prather Productions, he produces more than 32 shows each year in their regional theatres in Pennsylvania and Florida.
APEX TOURING (Producer) Highlighting their fourth national tour season with the current international tour of The Wizard of Oz, 2019 tour of The Wizard of Oz, the 2018 tour of Cabaret and 2017 tour of Pippin. APEX has been created to serve the ever expanding need for high quality, Broadway caliber touring productions around the world. Relying on the steady producing skills of its affiliates, APEX looks forward to many years of producing Broadway’s brightest new shows.
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