Ed Hoopman* (Arthur) has been seen previously at the Lyric Stage in Peter and the Starcatcher (Arts Impulse Award), City of Angels, Dear Elizabeth, Animal Crackers, and The Importance of Being Earnest. NYC: Interior: Panic (NY Fringe Festival) and World's Fastest Hamlet (Hedgepig Ensemble), Jester’s Dead (The Outfit), Foreign Wars (Random Access Theater). Regional: Finish Line (Boston Theater Co./Boch Center), Dog Paddle (Bridge Rep Theater), A Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre Company), King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew (Commonwealth Shakespeare), Mister Roberts, Indulgences (New Rep Theatre, Macbeth, the title role in Hamlet (New Rep on Tour), Assassins, After Ashley, A Clockwork Orange (Company One), and Shear Madness (Charles Playhouse). TV: See Kate Run (ABC), Aftershock (History Channel). Mr. Hoopman is also an accomplished voiceover actor whose work can be heard both locally and nationally. edhoopman.com
Maritza Bostic* (Guenevere) returns to the Lyric Stage after appearing in Sondheim on Sondheim and Into the Woods. Her recent credits include Rent (Ivortyton Playhouse), Shaping the World (Bad Habit Productions), Creative License the Musical (NYC Fringe 2015), Alice the Musical, and Hairspray (Wheelock Family Theatre). Over the last year, Maritza has been exploring the film and commercial world, her most recent credit being the movie Detroit, which comes out in early August. A Reading, MA native, she participated in the Lyric First Stage summer program prior to attending Salem State where she earned her B.F.A. in Acting. She is also a proud new member to the Actors Equity Association. maritzabostic.com
Jared Troilo* (Lancelot) returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in My Fair Lady and Murder for Two. Recent credits include Significant Other (SpeakEasy Stage), Dogfight (Speakeasy Stage), Billy Elliot (Wheelock Family Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (Palace Theatre), and The Little Mermaid (Fiddlehead Theatre). B.F.A. from the Boston Conservatory. Proud member of AEA. jaredtroilo.wixsite.com/jaredtroilo
Brad Foster Reinking (Dinadin/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Recent Boston area credits include Billy Elliot (Wheelock Family Theatre), A Christmas Carol (The Hanover Theatre), and The Boys From Syracuse(Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Other recent credits include Reagle Music Theatre, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Fiddlehead Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, Ocean State Theatre Company, and 54 Below in New York City. Brad holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. bradreinking.com
Jeff Marcus (Sagramore/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Recent Boston credits include Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Company One), A Beautiful Day In November... (Apollinaire Theater Company), The Love of the Nightengale (HUB Theatre Company), From the Deep (Boston Public Works), The Seagull, Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company), The Good Person Of Setzuan (Fort Point Theatre Company), True Believers (Vagabond Theatre Group). Jeff is also a member of Boston's Unscripted Musical Project, performing hour-long improvised musicals the second and fourth Friday of every month at The Rockwell in Davis Square.
Davron S. Monroe* (Lionel/Ensemble) is returning to the Lyric Stage after having appeared in Company, My Fair Lady, City of Angels, Sweeney Todd, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Mikado, Avenue Q, and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Musical theatre credits include: Godspell (Moonbox Productions), Hairspray (Reagle Music Theatre), Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Children of Eden, Songs for a New World (premiere, Key West Symphony, Broadway Across America), Smokey Joe’s Café, Cinderella, Streakin’!, a ’70s musical revue, Sweet Charity, Brigadoon, and Show Boat. Cabaret: The All Night Strut. Opera: fully staged or concert/scene productions of Carmen, Treemonisha, Porgy and Bess, La finta giardiniera, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, La fille du régiment, L’élisir d’amore, Così fan tutte, Die Fledermaus, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Gondoliers, Aida, and Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Monroe premiered the role of Thomas Edison in Juventas’s New Music Group production of Light and Power. He has also appeared with many orchestral and vocal organizations, such as Boston Landmarks Orchestra (Lost in the Stars – a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, and The Chariot Jubilee), the First Church UU, Belmont, the Brevard Music Center (finalist, Orlando Opera’s Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Awards), Disney Entertainment’s Voices of Liberty, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Key West Symphony (young artist), Houston Ebony Opera Guild, the New England Spiritual Ensemble, New England Voices, the Longy School Orchestra, and many other organizations throughout the greater Boston area. Davron is the first recipient of the Bob Jolly Award for up-and-coming local actors.
Garrett Inman (Dap/Tom/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Previous Boston credits include A Little Night Music (Nextdoor Theatre). Additional credits include a workshop of Zombie Musical (by Kotis & Hollman), Little Shop of Horrors (BarnArts, VT) and South Pacific (Opera North). Garrett would like to send his gratitude to the cast and crew for their hard work along with his family and friends for their endless support.
Rory Boyd (Mordred/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Recent Boston area credits include: Hamlet (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Hamlet (Bay Colony Shakespeare Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet (ArtsAfterHours), The Threepenny Opera, and The Wild Party (Boston Conservatory). Other theatre credits include Avenue Q (Festival Players, Cambridge, UK), Assassins (Edinburgh Fringe), Funny Girl, Merrily We Roll Along (CUADC, UK), The Secret Garden, Honk!, and A Christmas Carol (Byre Theatre, UK). Rory teaches at Belmont Day School and Keys for Kids. He holds degrees from Boston Conservatory, University College London, and the University of Cambridge.
Jordan Clark* (Lady/Ensemble) returns to the Lyric Stage where she was previously seen in Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Light Up the Sky, and Death of a Salesman. Recent credits include Mrs. Packard (Bridge Rep), Significant Other (SpeakEasy Stage), Journey to the West, Arabian Nights (Central Square Theater), The Trumpet of the Swan, Pinocchio, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Wheelock Family Theatre), You For Me For You, She Kills Monsters (Company One), and Blue Window (Brown Box Theatre Project). Jordan holds a degree in Vocal Performance from The University of the Incarnate Word in her hometown of San Antonio, TX.
Margarita Damaris Martinez* (Lady/Ensemble) returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in Peter and the Starcatcher, City of Angels, and Death of a Salesman. New England: The Housekeeper (Fresh Ink Theatre Co.), Blue Window (Brown Box Theatre Project), 27 Tips for Banishing the Blues, Talk to at Me (Sleeping Weazel), The Libertine (Bridge Rep/Playhouse Creatures), The King and I (Ocean State Theatre Company), and Time of My Life (Zeitgeist Stage Company). Off-Broadway: The Miser (Jean Cocteau Repertory). New York: As You Like It (Giant Squid Productions), Fefu and her Friends (Culture Project: 45 Below, and A Man’s A Man (Giant Squid Productions/FringeNYC). TV: Host of New England Emmy Award-winning series Neighborhood Kitchens (PBS WGBH). Margarita also creates original theatre, film, and music compositions. She has performed her own work at such venues as The Roots in Providence, Patravadi Theater in Bangkok, and Pete’s Candy Store and Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. Her short film, Representative, recently screened at the Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College. She is currently a M.F.A. candidate in Film and Media Art at Emerson College. B.F.A.: NYU. margaritamartinez.com
Kira Troilo (Lady/Ensemble) is making her Lyric Stage debut. Recent local performing credits include Sister Act (NextDoor Theater), Hairspray (Palace Theatre), The Color Purple (Speakeasy Stage), The Wiz (Fiddlehead Theater Company), Les Misérables (Woodland Theater), A Chorus Line (Emerson Umbrella), and Parade (FUDGE Theatre Company). Recent choreography credits include The Little Mermaid, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida (Fiddlehead Theatre Company), Evita, Chicago, and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Weston Drama Workshop). She is also a founding board member of the Regatta Players in Central Mass. Kira graduated with a B.F.A. from Emerson College.
Spiro Veloudos (Producing Artistic Director), now in his 19th season as Producing Artistic Director of the Lyric Stage, opened the season by directing Company, and directed Sondheim by Sondheim and Peter and the Starcatcher last season. In previous seasons, he directed Sweeney Todd, City of Angels, Into the Woods (Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best Director, Best Musical, and Best Ensemble), One Man, Two Guvnors, Death of a Salesman (IRNE Award for Best Play),The Mikado, 33 Variations, On the Town, Avenue Q (Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Ensemble, five IRNE Awards including Best Musical and Best Director), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Elliot Norton Award for Best Production and Best Director, five IRNE Awards including Best Director), Big River, Superior Donuts, Animal Crackers, Blithe Spirit, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and Kiss Me, Kate. Spiro received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Salem State College. He was the recipient of the 2006 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. During his tenure, the Lyric Stage has earned numerous awards and honors including Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby, Speech & Debate, Miss Witherspoon, The Old Settler), and Outstanding Musical Production (Sunday in the Park with George); IRNE Awards for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Settler, Glengarry Glen Ross), and Outstanding Musical Production (Grey Gardens, Urinetown: The Musical, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George). His numerous directing credits at the Lyric Stage include A Little Night Music (IRNE Award for Direction), Glengarry Glen Ross (IRNE Award), Sunday in the Park with George (Best of the Year in Boston’s Globe, Herald, and Phoenix; Elliot Norton and IRNE Award for direction), Assassins (Best Production of 1998: The Boston Globe), Lost in Yonkers, Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story (Elliot Norton Award, along with Assassins), and Speed-the-Plow (Elliot Norton for Outstanding Production). Mr. Veloudos received StageSource’s Theatre Hero Award (2003) and was named Best Artistic Director by Boston Magazine in 1999. He serves as the president for the Producers’ Association of New England Area Theatres, and is adjunct faculty in Performing Arts at Emerson College.
Catherine Stornetta (Music Director) has been a musical director for Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood, and Forbidden Christmas for many years and has performed all over the country, all around the world, on cruise ships circumnavigating the globe, and once, after being bitten by a dog, with only her right hand and left thumb. She has orchestrated both Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Christmas and as a result has conducted the Detroit, Hartford, Winnipeg, North Carolina, Rochester, Syracuse, Bartlesville (OK), and Adelaide (Australia) Symphonies. She was the musical director for the three-year run of Menopause, The Musical in Boston and the national tour pianist for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She composed the score for the Cable ACE-award winning documentary Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space, produced for the Arts and Entertainment Network "Biography" series, and she has arranged and written music for several shows: Intriguing People (for People Magazine), 12 Angry Reindeer, and All-of-a-Kind Family, as well as shows with the Unione Parke Singers, Reindeer Games and Seasons. In her salad days, she was a student of Darius Milhaud and Claude Frank, and an occasional piano soloist with the Boston Pops. Camelot was her first professional production when she was 16 at PCPA in California. She made 23 cents per hour.
Rachel Bertone (Choreographer) returns to Lyric Stage after choreographing Company earlier this season. Direction/Choreography: Carousel (IRNE Award, Best Choreography), The Wild Party (IRNE Award, Best Musical), Barnum, Musical of Musicals, Joseph…Dreamcoat, and Creative License. Choreographer credits: West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Billy Elliot, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Les Miserables, City of Angels, Big River, Animal Crackers, A New Brain, Floyd Collins, Lucky Stiff, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. Assistant Director credits: Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, South Pacific, and Bye, Bye, Birdie. As a performer, she has performed with several theaters and dance companies such as Lyric Stage, Reagle Music Theatre, Fiddlehead, Liars & Believers, Boston Ballet and Prometheus Dance. She serves on the faculties of The Boston Conservatory, A.R.T. Institute at Harvard, Emerson College and holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Up next, Rachel will be directing and choreographing Show Boat at Reagle Music Theatre and Gypsy at The Lyric Stage Company.
Shelley Barish (Scenic Design) returns to the Lyric Stage after designing Becky's New Car, Dear Elizabeth, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, and Murder for Two. Recent Boston area designs include Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Top Girls, The Real Thing (Bad Habit Productions), and EEP! Show (New Exhibition Room). Other design credits include The Addams Family, West Side Story, Cards on the Table (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Boom!, Barefoot In The Park, Private Lives, Next Fall (Bristol Valley Theatre), Assassins (Eastman School of Music), New Moon, and HMS Pinafore (The Ohio Light Opera). She is an Associate Professor in the Theatre Arts Program at UMASS Lowell and received her M.F.A from Michigan State University. shelleybarish.com
Elisabetta Polito** (Costume Design) returns to the Lyric Stage having designed Peter and the Starcatcher, Night/ Morning,
Elizabeth Cahill (Sound Design) returns to the Lyric after designing Warrior Class and assistant designing Stage Kiss. Recent Sound Design credits include The Fear Project (Open Theatre Project), Sister Anonymous (Second Act Productions), Time Stands Still (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre). Other credits include Notes from the Field (A2, American Repertory Theatre), Cendrillon (A/V Supervisor, New England Conservatory), Waitress (Sound Intern, American Repertory Theatre). Emerson College BFA Theatre Design/Technology ‘17. Select Emerson Stage Sound Design credits include Caucasian Chalk Circle, Guys and Dolls, Richard III, Edward Tulane, The Spitfire Grill. elizabethsound.com
Karen Perlow (Lighting Design), a longtime collaborator with Spiro, returns to the Lyric Stage where favorite productions include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Death of a Salesman, Water by the Spoonful, Time Stands Still, My Name is Asher Lev, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Miss Witherspoon, Urinetown, the Musical, Dirty Blonde, and Lobby Hero. Earlier this season she designed: Grand Concourse with SpeakEasy Stage, and Paradise at Central Square Theater. Karen is a three-time winner of the IRNE Award for Best Lighting Design (2009, 2007, 2002), and NYC SOLO Fest 2013. She has taught Light Design at Northeastern and MIT as well as English to Speakers of Other Languages with the YMCA. Member USA 829. karenperlowlightdesign.com
Robin Grady (Production Stage Manager) returns to the Lyric Stage after stage managing Into the Woods, By the Way,Meet Vera Stark, The Mikado, Big River, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Follies. Regional credits include Trinity Rep, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Huntington Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Theatre by the Sea, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Gloucester Stage, Ocean State Theatre, and the Gamm Theatre. Robin is a proud member of AEA, and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.
Nerys Powell (Assistant Stage Manager) was the Production Stage Manager for Company, Murder for Two, and Stage Kiss this season. Last season Nerys was the AEA Assistant Stage Manager for My Fair Lady and Production Stage Manager for Buyer & Cellar, Fast Company and Peter and the Starcatcher. Nerys holds a BA in English Literature from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and is a member of the Actor's Equity Association.
J.T. Turner (Stage Combat), in addition to appearing onstage at the Lyric Stage, has also designed violence here for Company, Peter and the Starcatcher, Big River, and City of Angels. He has also created fights for SpeakEasy Stage, Reagle Music Theater, Moonbox Productions, and various schools. He is a member of The Society of American Fight Directors, and the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat.
* denotes member of Actor's Equity Association