FRANKENSTEIN – CAST
ALAN STENTIFORD (Victor Frankenstein)
Alan Stentiford is electrified to be joining the cast of Frankenstein. He has performed regionally as The Engineer in Miss Saigon, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, John Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde and Adam u/s in The Shape of Things. On recording he can be heard on Stage Stars Records productions of The Music Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and as Captain Hook in Peter Pan. He’d like to thank John Lant, Eric Sirota and Tamra Pica for this wonderful opportunity, and sends love and thanks to his family, mentors, and Noelle. This performance is dedicated to his grandmother, Yayi. For more information, please visit www.alanstentiford.com
CAIT KILEY, EMC (Elizabeth Lavenza)
Cait is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Frankenstein. A native of Northern California (heck yeah!), Cait moved to NYC five years ago after graduating with her BFA from The University of Arizona, Tucson. Selected past favorite credits include: Legally Blonde (Paulette), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Equus (Hesther), Bat Boy: the Musical (Meredith), Brigadoon (Fiona), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive), and Lysistrata (Myrrhina/Lysistrata). In addition to her BFA training, Cait has studied Meisner technique with James Brill at the Neighborhood Playhouse, improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade, and various dance styles with many of this city’s wonderful teachers. Random special skills include stage combat (unarmed, broadsword, and rapier/dagger), speaking Brazilian Portuguese, being an extremely quick study at dialects/impressions, and former pre-Olympic level soccer skills.
ANTHONY LOGAN COLE (Creature/swing)
Anthony Logan Cole hails from Washington, DC but currently calls New York City his home. He has been seen internationally as well as coast to coast as Javert in Les Miserables. International: Jekyll and Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde). Off-Broadway: CURIOSITIES (The Professor), CHESS (Arbiter), Full House: The Musical (Uncle Joey Standby), Song of Solomon, Find The Golden Bird and Honestly Abe. Regional and Tour: Rock Of Ages (Lonny), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), and The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr Scott) along with many others. As a singer, Cole has headlined at the Metropolitan Room, The Duplex, Coronado Playhouse and 54 Below. He also is a creator/performer of immersive theatre.
STEPHANIE LOURENCO VIEGAS (Justine/Innkeeper)
Stephanie is so excited to be a part of Frankenstein! She recently made her debut at Studio 54 Below as a soloist in “An Evening of Cult Musical, a benefit for the ACLU”. Other recent credts include Mama Ogre/Mama Bear in Shrek with Little Radical Theatrics, Zelda in the original Halloween musical “Halloween Hotel” with Westchester Sandbox Theatre, Martha in The Secret Garden with Little Radical Theatrics for which she was nominated for a BroadwayWorld regional award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical”, Martha Dunnstock in The Heathers with Hackensack Theatre Company and Dudette in the NY Regional Premiere of “The Toxic Avenger” with PMT Productions. She is also a freelance costume designer, working with schools and theaters throughout the tri-state area. Thank you to Tamra, John and the creative team for their incredible belief and trust in me and support. Thank you to my amazing parents for their support. For my Nana in Heaven <3
ALEXANDER PRICE (Henry)
Alexander Price is a New York based actor and co-host of The BitchCast. New York: Second Date, Third Base, The Bitches: Get Into It, Fabulous. Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Billy Budd (LA Opera); Slipped Disc (Son of Semele/GCT); Cockroach (Hudson Theatre/MWC); pool (no water) (South Coast Rep/MWC), Shopping & Fucking, Drunk Enough…, The Normal Heart, and The Revenger’s Tragedy (MWC); Seven Jewish Children, Love & Money, Chair, Mercury Fur (Rude Guerrilla Theatre); Angels in America (Garland Award nomination), Hopeful Romantic (TheatreOut); Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Costa Mesa Playhouse); Metamorphoses (STAGES Theatre). Film: Clown at War, Snuff, Hansel vs. Gretel.
SEAN GREGORY (Father/swing)
Sean is so excited to be making his Off-Broadway debut! Recent Credits: Aida (Metropolitan Opera), A Funny Thing Happened… (Walnut Street Theatre), David Budbill’s Judevine (Lost Nation Theater). BS Management and Spanish from Penn State, and a grad of Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Incredible amounts of thanks to my friends for their unwavering support, and to my parents, without whom this dream would have never been possible. Enjoy!
Katie Hutch (Claire & alternate Justine)
Katie Hutch is excited to join the cast of Frankenstein in the role of Claire. Hutch is an actress, comedian, writer and musician who can be seen performing and producing throughout NYC. Some of her favorite recent credits include the role of Kristin Chenoweth in her original show, “Kristin and Idina’s Open Call Auditions,” with co-star Karen Summerton, Naomi in the first American production of “A Word of Love” for which she won Best Singer at NY Summerfest, and writing, producing and starring in her one woman show, “Lady-like.” www.katiehutch.com
BEN NATAN (ensemble)
Ben Natan is an actor, writer and activist. He graduated from NYU where he studied theater and politics. Credits include Will in American Idiot with JustArts Theatricals, the Colonel in It Came From Beyond and originating the role of Alex in Gain for TINATC. He is also debuting the role of Private Poleko in the US premier of The Curing Room this summer in Washington DC. Ben also covers the Philadelphia Eagles for SBNation.
MARC CHRISTOPHER (ensemble)
Marc Christopher is very excited to be making his Off Broadway debut. Though very new to the NYC area he is no stranger to theater. He has been featured in many productions throughout the Capital Region. Recent Regional Theatre credits would include Damn Yankees (Mr. VanBuren), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Panch),Singin in the Rain (Production Tenor), and the Regional Premiere of Hands on a Hardbody (Frank Nugent) with Park Playhouse, and Urinetown the Musical with CR Productions (Hot Blades Harry/Old Man Strong). Other notable credits would include the Park Playhouse Scholastic Musical Tours of Freedom Train (Overseer/Others) and Pinkalicious(Mr. Pinkerton), I Love You Because (Jeff Bennett), Shrek the Musical (Shrek) The Producers (Franz Liebkind), Violet the Musical (Father), The Addams Family (Uncle Fester) and Next to Normal (Dan Goodman). Marcchristopher.net
KATHERINE LEIDLEIN (ensemble)
Katherine Leidlein is a singer/actress living in New York City. Her favorite roles include The Grand Dame in Fate Still Rests, Little Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Laurie in The Tender Land, Soupy Sue in Urinetown, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Lily in The Secret Garden, Meg in Little Women, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd.
Katherine has also been featured in several commercials and appeared on NPR’s “From The Top” with Christopher O’riley.
Katherine loves works where she can make people laugh and use her operatic training. She especially loves doing new works, because she feels they are like giant puzzles and she gets the opportunity to create a character from scratch.
AMY WEINTRAUB (Elizabeth)
Amy Weintraub is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Frankenstein. A recent graduate, Amy holds a BA in theatre and a BM in vocal performance from Oberlin, where her theatre credits include Spring Awakening (Wendla), Spelling Bee (Rona), Dessa Rose (Susanna), and Family Happiness (Masha), and her opera work includes Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Cendrillon (Noèmie), and Les mamelles de Tirésias (Journaliste). Regional work includes Man of La Mancha and His Girl Friday at Barrington Stage, where she also appeared in Bill Finn’s Ridiculously Talented Concert and the premier of Danny Ursetti and Lauren Taslitz’s Regretting Almost Everything. Amy will be reprising her role in Regretting Almost Everything on April 12 at 54 Below! www.musicalamy.com
Rebecca Monk (alternate Claire)
Rebecca Monk is so excited to be part of “Frankenstein” here at the St. Luke’s theatre. She had the honor of being in Eric’s Show “Your Name on My Lips” when it was at Theatre for a New City. Other favorite productions have been “Ragtime”, “Once the Musical”, “Always… Patsy Cline”, the world premiere of “Steppenwolf, a musical retelling” and many more. Rebecca also owns Noteworthy Academy of Music with her husband Pat. She would like to thank Eric, Tamra, John and Kent for making this possible and her husband, family and God for all the love and support!
Chris Jumper (alternate Henry)
Off-Broadway debut! Chris is currently appearing in the new immersive piece, The Hidden Ones (The Son’s Father). Recent credits include: Chess (ensemble), Go, Dog. Go! (Yellow Dog), Little Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik), Michael Collins: Staged Reading (Arthur Griffith), Devoted: Staged Reading (Zombie Dick Cheney), and Spamalot (Bedevere). www.chrisjumper.com
William Raveau (alternate Henry)
William Raveau – BFA Musical Theatre, Oakland University. Past credits include Younger Brother (Ragtime), Pontius Pilate (Jesus Christ Superstar), Claude (Hair), Bernstein (Dogfight), Lee Harvey Oswald (Assassins). Find me on instagram @WilliamRaveau and at WilliamRaveau.com Thanks to my friends and family for their unending support.
Natalie Michaels (alternate Claire)Natalie recently made her her Off-Broadway debut in It Came From Beyond and is thrilled to be joining the Frankenstein family. Originally from Wilton, CT, she holds an honors degree in Theater and Vocal Performance from Wake Forest University and studied at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as a member of the Fall 2015 ensemble of the National Music Theater Institute. Favorite credits include Hairspray (Amber), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), City of Angels (Oolie/Donna), Into the Woods (Rapunzel). She most recently appeared as a full time “Springhouse Entertainer” singing cabaret at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Love to her family, her friends, Tyler, Stefanie, and everyone in her incredible support system! www.natalienjmichaels.com
ADAM KEE (Father/Innkeeper)
Adam is an Actor/V.O. Artist, and has lived in NYC for 14 years. Adam earned his MFA in Acting, Actors Studio/New School, with additional training from American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Upright Citizens Brigade, London’s Old Vic Theatre, and the Pearl Theatre Co. Conservatory. NYC Credits: In the Heat of the Night / 59E59 Theatres/Godlight Theatre (Mr. Endicott), As You Like It / Schapiro Theatre (Touchstone), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest / Access Theatre (Mr. Harding), Henry V / Rogue & Peasant Players (Nell Quickly). Regional: The Music Man / Broward Stage Door Theatre (B’shop Quartet), Romeo & Juliet / Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (Capulet), 39 Steps, Importance of Being Earnest (Dr. Chasuable), The Fantasticks (Bellomy) / Winnipesaukee Playhouse, NH. Adam received the NH Professional Theatre Award as Best Actor for performance in The Glass Menagerie (Tom) / Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Adam recently played Thomas in upcoming Indie feature film, The Garden Left Behind (w/Ed Asner, dir. Flavio Alves). Adam teaches acting, and is a dialect & accent coach. He is a Life Member of the Actors Studio.
PREVIOUS CREATIVE ARTISTS:
ERICK SANCHEZ-CANAHAUTE (Creature)
Erick Sánchez is frighteningly excited to make his Off-Broadway debut in Frankenstein as The Creature. received his Master of Music – Vocal Performance degree from Louisiana State University. At LSU, Erick performed in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado (Nanki-Poo), and Bohuslav Martinu’s Hlas Lesa (Mysliveček), as well as Terrance McNally’s The Masterclass (Anthony Candolino) with Theater Baton Rouge. Erick has also appeared in Stephen Sondheim’s Company (Bobby) with The Brookfield Theater for The Arts as well as Dean Pitchford’s Footloose (Ren) with Musicals at Richter. Erick received his Undergraduate degree at Western Connecticut State University. Erick is from Stamford, Connecticut.
KEVIN REHRER (Victor Frankenstein)
Kevin Rehrer, who plays the role of Victor, is extremely proud to be joining the production of Frankenstein. This is his New York City debut. Rehrer attended Missouri State University where he studied Vocal music education. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, in 2013 he moved to New York City to pursue his career. His most notable performances include Harold Bride in Titanic, Augustine Magaldi in Evita, Man in I love you you’re perfect now change as well as Jeff in Title of Show. He has also appeared in Rent as well as Cinderella. Rehrer is most proud of the work he did with his one man show Purpose. A show that benefited and shone a light on HIV awareness and the stigma associated with the autoimmune disease. His performance was nationally recognized in Positively Aware magazine who Rehrer chose as the beneficiary of the proceeds. In his spare time he enjoys his work at the gym and spending time with his Pug Winston. He would like to thank his dear friends Lisa, Lauren, Andria and Vittoria, for without them, he wouldn’t have the fight and fire within him to continue pursuing his dreams.
JC McCann (Creature)
JC is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut in Frankenstein! A proud Wyoming native, he earned a vocal performance degree from The University of Wyoming. After having careers in insurance and the oil fields, his love of music continued to call him and he moved to New York City. He was most recently seen touring across the US, Canada and Japan as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other favorite credits include: Treasure Island (Rufus Davis), Oklahoma! (Curly), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis), Les Miserables (Enjolras) & Forever Plaid (Sparky). Thank you to family & friends for all the love and support. Love to my manager, coach and beautiful wife, Sarah. jcmccann.com
GABRIELLA MARZETTA (Elizabeth Lavenza)
Gabriella is excited to join the cast of Frankenstein! She was recently seen Off-Broadway at Theatre Row playing Jean Simon in Science Fair, as well as Flight School (Penguin) and Pinkalicious (Alison/Dr. Wink) at Vital Theatre Company’s Summer Theatre Festival. A Chicagoland native, Gabriella graduated from Chicago Academy for the Arts as a musical theatre major in 2013. She went on the Saint Louis, Missouri to attend Webster University (BFA Musical Theatre), then transferred to CAP21 in NYC, completing the Industry Practicum Program in January 2017. Previous credits include Babes in Arms (Dolores) at CAP21, Joseph (Mrs. Potiphar) at Thunder Bay Theatre, Spelling Bee (Olive), and Spring Awakening (Wendla). In her free time, she enjoys brainstorming conceptual ways to perform the musical Into the Woods, quality time with her cat (Jack) and endlessly perfecting her impersonation of Bernadette Peters. gabriellamarzetta.com
AMY LONDYN (previous Elizabeth)
Amy Londyn (Elizabeth) is excited to be a part of Write Act Rep’s Frankenstein. Most recently seen Off-Broadway in the award winning role of Rosie in Lili Marlene. Originally from Portland, OR, she studied Musical Theatre at Central Washington University and the American Musical & Dramatic Academy. Other favorite roles include Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brother and Polly in Crazy for You. Amy can be seen in films such as Slow Learners, 1.7 Alpha and Longing, as well as numerous commercials. She thanks her family and friends for their unending support!
STEPHAN AMENTA (Henry)
Stephan Amenta is proud to be joining the cast of Frankenstein! Stephan is a NYC based actor, singer, and writer, having graduated from NYU Tisch with a BFA in Drama and History. Select credits include: A Great Wilderness (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Good Boys and True (Retro Productions), Addendum (Hollows Arts), Flights (The 24hr Plays: Nationals), and Pulverized (Torrent Theatre). Film/TV: PLANT: The Second Coming (Amazon), Earthly Delights (NewFest), On The Case With Paula Zahn (Investigation Discovery), and Rough Night (Sony Pictures). Many thanks to friends and family for all the love and support! www.stephanamenta.com
NANCY LEVILLE (Claire)
Nancy is thrilled to be performing with the cast and crew of Frankenstein! Nancy studied Music Business at Belmont University in “Music City”, Nashville, and is currently the Executive Director of a non-profit organization. Previous credits include: Grease (Betty Rizzo), where she was awarded the Connecticut Halo Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Little Women (Beth), and The Apple Tree (Princess Barbara). Nancy was also awarded 1st Place Soloist at the Musical Theatre Competitions of America and has spent time performing with Curtain Call, Inc. and Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC). Thanks always to her amazing family and friends for their infinite support!
BRYAN S. WALTON (Henry)
Bryan S Walton is a New York City based actor/singer/writer. He is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Recent credits: Love’s Labour’s Lost the Musical/ The York (Longaville), Cabaret For the Cure (featured performer), and Make Mine Music: the original production by Gretna Timber (David Perkins). Bryan also works as an actor/writer for Waking Visions Productions. www.bryanswalton.com
DENALI BENNETT (Claire)
Denali is so excited to be joining the cast of Frankenstein and making her Off-Broadway debut! Some recent New York and regional credits include Follies (Young Heidi), A Christmas Carol (Belle), and Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky). Denali recently graduated from Ithaca College with her BFA in Musical Theatre. Thanks always to her Mom and Dad, Eames, Nana and friends for the constant love and support. www.denalibennett.com
JENNIFER ELIZABETH SMITH (Claire)
Jennifer is thrilled to be a part of Frankenstein! She recently made her Off- Broadway Debut with Lili Marlene at St Luke’s Theater. National Tour: Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Angel). Other favorite credits include Ugly Christmas Sweater (Storyteller), Flight School (Penguin), The Sound of Music (Liesl), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Satan). Thank you to Eric, John, Clint, Austin and the entire cast and team for welcoming me into this family!
SAMANTHA COLLETTE (Claire)
Samantha is thrilled to join the cast of Frankenstein in her Off-Broadway debut! Previous theatre credits include Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene), and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2nd Lawyer). In the midst of various recording projects, She can also be seen leading music at Our Savior New York Lutheran Church in Rego Park. Baylor University (BFA theatre performance). Massive thanks to her always understanding friends and constantly supportive family and to the whole Frankenstein team for such a warm welcome! For all things Samantha, visit www.samanthacollette.com
SEAN POTTER (Creature cover)
Sean is so thrilled to be joining the cast of Frankenstein having recently closed Sister Act, Hello Dolly, and Poodleful at Riverside Theater, Vero Beach, FL. Originally from New Haven, CT, he graduated from Pace University’s Musical Theatre program where he was seen in Kiss Me, Kate, Anyone Can Whistle, The Light in the Piazza, and Ryan Scott Oliver’s We Foxes. NYC Credits: Fabulous! The Queen of Musical Comedies. Regional: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Hairspray (Corny), West Side Story (Big Deal), Annie (Burt Healey). Love to Mom, Dad, family and friends!
JONATHAN COBRDA (Victor Frankenstein)
Jonathan, an NC native is casually beside himself to be making his Off-Broadway debut with this delicious company & show! Nat’l/int’l tour: Annie (Bert Healy). Regional: Guys and Dolls (Rusty), Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival; Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee), Les Misérables (Grantaire), CRT; The Light In The Piazza (Fabrizio), HART; Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy), NCT; The Sound of Music (Franz), ALO. Creator Sweet’N Low The Show. My extensive thanks to Clint, Anessa, John, Tamra, Eric & the entire St. Luke’s Theatre family for believing in me to put the pieces together. And my sincerest love and gratitude to the rest of my village, you know who you are. BFA Western Carolina University. @jonathancobrda
JOHN ROSE (Victor Frankenstein)
Jon Rose, @jontherose, is excited to be making his Off-Broadway debut with Write-Act. Jon is a graduate from Brigham Young University where he received his BA in Communications. Originally from Utah, Jon now resides in New York City where he continues to study acting, singing and dance. While in school he performed as a soloist with The BYU Men’s Chorus, BYU Young Ambassadors, and Vocal Point, BYU’s premier touring A Capella group. New York Theatre: Your Name on My Lips, Uncle Vanya. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof with Robert Redford’s Sundance Summer Theater (Motel), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Mamma Mia! (Sky), Les Misérables (Marius), A Little Night Music (Henrik), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric). Jon plays the guitar and is an accomplished pianist and graduate of the Suzuki Piano Method. He has appeared on the dance stage as the Nutcracker Prince with Barlow Arts Conservatory, and as The Solider in a special modern dance performance with Fictionist, at the De Jong Concert Hall. Jon is an Equity Membership Candidate and is currently seeking representation. Follow @jontherose
BENJAMIN M. HAUPT (Henry)
Benjamin is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s Musical Theatre program, originally from Pensacola, Florida. His credits include The Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Triton Understudy), All Shook Up (Dean), A New Brain (Gordo), and Urinetown (Mr. McQueen).
CHARLES BARAN (Father/Innkeeper)
Recent credits include: Friedrich in Lili Marlene – St. Luke’s, NYC, Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma – John W Engeman Theatre, Northport, NY, Gil Schmidt – Nana’s Naughty Knickers and Alderman Higgs – Appointment With Death – both at Cortland Rep, Cortland NY and Admiral Boom, Bank Chairman and Park Keeper – Mary Poppins – John W. Engeman Theatre, Northport, NY. Recipient of the 2016 MAC Cabaret Award for his solo show Recipes For Disaster at The Metropolitan Room, NYC. His 2016 video HOME – which can be seen on YouTube – was nominated for Best Music Video in both the NYC Winter Film Awards and the NY Short Film Festival at Cinema Village. www.charlesbaran.com