CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Mary Ellen Ashley (Josie Binks) has spent her lifetime as a performer in all areas of entertainment from the time she was discovered at four years old. She was cast in a major role in her first Broadway show The Innocent Voyage, followed by 3 more Broadway plays and her first musical –in 1946- Annie Get Your Gun, starring Ethel Merman. She was featured on Let’s Pretend on CBS, a weekly Saturday morning adaptation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and on Sunday morns on NBC‘s Horn and Hardart Childrens Hour. Mary Ellen has done 10 Indie films in the recent 5 years; has had many roles on L&O & L&O SVU and this year has two pilots in the works.
Courtney Daniels (The Dutchess). So proud to be one of the holers! Tours: Shrek the Musical (National and International Tour). Regional: The Drowsy Chaperone, How to Succeed, and Gypsy. NYC Workshops: Disenchanted (The One Who Kissed The Frog), Berenstain Bears: Family Matters. TV/Film: CareerBuilder.com (Commercial). Other: Disney Dream (Ursula/Rafiki), Jean Ann Ryan Productions. Thank you God for the blessings you have bestowed upon me. Mommy, Alex, Ronald, Grandpops, and Gregg Baker Management!
Ryan Duncan (Cory Fuchs) can currently be seen as ‘Benny Costa’ in the award winning original series, “He’s With Me” (Groovy Award nominee) as well as the award-winning pilot, “FreakMe” (IndieFest Award). Other film/TV include “Blue Bloods”, In Stereo, Stand By, January, The Corsican Dove, Shrek the Musical, and Fake. On Broadway, he was in the original cast of Shrek (Piggie-‘Bricks’, Donkey cover) and Off-Broadway he was in the original cast of Altar Boyz (Drama League Nominee) as well as Liberty, The Yellow Brick Road, Soul Doctor, The Fifth Column, My First Time, it must be him, and theAtrainplays and he’s performed in many regional theaters. Originally from Northern MA, he hails from the D.C. area and has lived many place in between. Ryan has also produced, directed and starred in comedy projects such as ALKY: only the luckiest victims die and The ReRun Project.
Allan Greenberg (Lou Clark). Not just the neighbor, best friend, dad, co-worker but also the stocky bald guy, cabbie, mobster and, in the case of The Bunny Hole, an aspiring comedian helping his Mom run the family business. He’s a “character actor with character” who can be seen and heard in more than 30 commercials and opposite Rebel Wilson in the upcoming feature, “How To Be Single.” He was the lead, Jerome Zimmerman, in The Grand Prize Winner of the Chrysler Film Project, “Lately, There Have Been Many Misunderstandings in the Zimmerman House,” written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine” & “The Place Beyond the Pines”). For more of Allan’s film and theater credits, visit: allangreenbergactor.com & www.imdb.me/allangreenberg
J. Elaine Marcos (Asian Fusion) is currently working on the Broadway bound Waterfall at The 5th Avenue. Broadway: Annie (Lily St. Regis), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line, Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Flower Drum Song and Miss Saigon. Film/TV: St. Vincent, Before I Disappear; Morning Glory; Law & Order: SVU and 30 Rock. As a comedian, Marcos continues to gig around and produces her show Super Gay Asian Cabaret with comedian Kevin Yee at Second City Hollywood. www.jelainemarcos.com
Julia Mattison (Ambrosia Lotus Moon) has appeared on Broadway, television, and film, establishing herself as an upcoming comedian/actress and writer to watch. Broadway: Godspell. Television
Emily McNamara (Tater Tots) was recently recognized by Time Out New York as one of the “top ten local women every[one] should know—and be obsessed with.” New York credits include: NEWSical The Musical, The Awesome 80’s Prom (also co-wrote), My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My First Time, The Karaoke Show, and Around The World In 80 Days. She’s also starred in The Groove Factory and Fantasy Football: The Musical? at the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF). Regional favorites: Little Shop Of Horrors, Fiddler On The Roof, Dreamgirls, Godspell, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Chicago. Emily performs regularly as a host, singer, and comic at venues all over NYC including Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, The York Theatre, The Laurie Beechman Theater, and at her MAC award nominated show Mostly Sondheim at The Duplex. She recently shot a co-star role in the upcoming HBO drama Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. More at EmilyMcNamara.com
Sarah Saltzberg (Koala Lampour). Sarah’s career highlights include: a creator and original cast member of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a creator/actor of off-Broadway’s Don’t Quit Your Night Job; a writer of off-Broadway’s Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage; and additional material author on the upcoming new Broadway musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together. She has also appeared in the film City Island and on Showtime’s The Big C. In addition to her career in entertainment, Sarah is the co-founder and co-owner of Bohemia Realty Group, a 90-agent boutique firm specializing in residential rentals and sales in Harlem and Upper Manhattan that opened in 2012.
Kathy Searle (Sybil Quaker). Williamstown: Whaddabloodclot Off-Broadway: I Wanna Destroy You, Apple Cove, Perfect Harmony, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, Carrie. I Can Cry and Recovery (both NY Fringe Festival)TV:”Empire,” “Hey Girl,” “Blue Bloods,” PBS pilot’s: “Amanda’s Alligator” and “The Odd Squad,” “Body of Proof,” “Law & Order,” “Gossip Girl,” “Lipstick Jungle,””L & O: Criminal Intent,” “Hope & Faith,” MTV’s “Damage Control,” “As The World Turns,” “All My Children.” Film: The upcoming film “pitching tents” “My Man is a Loser,” “Fool’s Day,” “petunia, ” “Meskada,” “The Good Guy,” “3 Backyards,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “Baby Mama,” “Being Michael Madsen.” Kathy can be seen and heard in numerous commercials and voiceovers. www.kathysearle.com
Brandon Williams (Stacey Ray Burns) a stand-up/comedic actor, has been performing comedy on stage and television for 20 years. As a writer, his viral web-series the Stay Home Dad for Comedy Central has garnered over 7 million views. His half-hour script “Prick” was an official selection for the Fox Comedy Script writing contest. He also co-wrote the hit Off-broadway show The Awesome 80s Prom. TV: Series regular on Spike’s The Kill Point, guest star on Law and Order, Ugly Betty, and Third Watch. Brandon wrote and hosted the hit travel show We Live Here now on the Travel Channel.
Ken Davenport (Creator) is a Broadway producer whose credits include Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), The Visit (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show, Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway. He also produced the award winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty” and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. He created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more.