Jerry Lee Lewis, Million Dollar Quartet
Gabe is excited to be continuing his portrayal of the killer. His credits include Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s Casino, Las Vegas, Million Dollar Quartet on Norwegian Cruise Lines, Burn the Floor on Norwegian Cruise Lines, Million Dollar Quartet at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Blue Suede Shoes at Florida Studio Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet at Tuacahn Center For The Arts, and Wine Lovers the Musical on Norwegian Cruise Lines. He has played piano since the age of five and when he isn’t performing in theater, he is writing and producing his music and others’ too. He performs with his band and tours. You can find Gabe Aronson’s music on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
Greta/Clegg-Witness for the Prosecution. Alma Hix/Chorus-The Music Man. Cassius/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Ten seasons at ISF. Shows with ISF include Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet), Mamma Mia! (Rosie), Hamlet (Hamlet), And Then There Were None (Vera), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Rosaline), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Sweeny Todd, The Tempest, Hay Fever, My Fair Lady, All’s Well that Ends Well, Major Barbara, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Funny Thing…Forum, and She Stoops to Conquer. At Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Viola in Twelfth Night and Speed in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Chicago credits include The Farnsworth Invention at Timeline Theater, Arms and the Man at Centerstage and Mill Fire at Sheil Park. She holds a BA from Baldwin Wallace University, and an MFA from THE Theater School at DePaul. L’MLS.
Gremio-The Taming of the Shrew. Mr. Mayhew-Witness for the Prosecution. Charlie Cowell/Traveling Salesman/Chorus-The Music Man. Brutus/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
This marks Lynn’s 17th season with the Festival. Previously at ISF: The title role of Macbeth and Richard III, Watson, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Ghost, Hamlet, Malvolio, Twelfth Night, Hucklebee, The Fantasticks, Frank Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Porter Milgrim, Deathtrap, Dr. Purgeon, The Imaginary Invalid, Polixenes, The Winter’s Tale, Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet, Caliban, The Tempest, and Bill Walker, Major Barbara. Other credits: Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Dr. Parker, Bat Boy: The Musical, Sandy Tyrell, Hay Fever, Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew (Great Lakes Theater); Don Armado, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(Abridged) (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Friar Laurence/Montague, Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet, Antonio, Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Writer’s Theater, Chicago). He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware and has been a member of Actors’ Equity for 16 years. SLL’M
Brother Jay, Million Dollar Quartet
Based in St Louis MO, Jon loves playing piano, bass, drums and guitar for a living. His regional musical theater credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Ring of Fire, Stand by your Man, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Pump Boys and Dinettes, A Christmas Carol, the Shake, Rattle and Roll and Kings of Country cabaret shows in venues including the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Flat Rock Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, New Theatre Restaurant, Theatre under the Stars and Weston Playhouse (Music Director). He’s beaming to finally be playing in Boise!
Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet
This is Sean’s first season with ISF. Favorite credits: Elvis in Million Dollar Quartet with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Bobby in Walk Hard at Metropolitan Playhouse, Joe in 9 to 5 at Forestburgh Playhouse, and D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers. Sean lives in NYC, holds a BFA from Western Michigan University, and is a proud AEA member. Love to Gabby and Buckley boys. www.seanmbuckley.com
Ensemble, Witness for the Prosecution
Michael is thrilled to be joining the acting company for his first season at ISF. After working as an Apprentice in 2017, he has been studying theater at Boise State University, and has worked as an understudy for the past two seasons. Credits include Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bird Seller/Ensemble in Sweeney Todd, Film Student in Heddatron, Broughton in Journey’s End (Boise State University). Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Dennis/Others in The Laramie Project (Theatre Majors Association), and previous ISF understudy credits include Donalbain u/s in Macbeth, Ensemble u/s in Mamma Mia!, and Captain Carter u/s in Pride and Prejudice. “In your life…” For Coachie!
River City Kid, The Music Man
This is Grace’s first show with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She is a vocal major at the Idaho Fine Arts Academy. Past performances include roles in Willy Wonka Jr. and Shrek Jr. with the Treasure Valley Children’s Theatre. She wants to thank her family for their support, most especially her brother, Eliot, for his vocal coaching and general awesomeness.
Zaneeta Shinn, The Music Man
Ally is so excited to be making her Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut this summer! Some of her favorite credits include Les Misérables (Eponine) at the Malvern Theatre Society, Cabaret (Lulu/Dance Captain) at Baldwin Wallace University and Jesus Christ Superstar (Apostle/Ensemble) at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre. She is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University and will be receiving a Bachelor of Music in music theater. Ally is endlessly thankful to her family, friends and teachers for all of the love and support. Sending you all love and smiles.
Assistant Stage Manager, The Taming of the Shrew, Witness for the Prosecution, Julius Caesar
Nicki is overjoyed to be returning for her fourth season at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Previously, she worked as an assistant stage manager for Misery, Macbeth and Pride and Prejudice at Great Lakes Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival; and as production assistant for A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for ISF and GLT. Nicki earned her BFA in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas. She continues to work in film production and photography and is thrilled to work alongside her husband Nick <4. She can’t thank her family and Nick enough for their constant support and encouragement. For more information on her media company and endeavors, please visit www.cavernmedia.com.
Stage Manager, Witness for the Prosecution, The Music Man
Lucas is proud to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut. Previous credits with Great Lakes Theater include: Witness for the Prosecution (stage manager), The Taming of the Shrew (assistant stage manager), and Hamlet (SM intern). National Tours: The King & I (assistant stage manager/assistant company manager), and Waitress (production assistant). Regional: Playhouse Square, Barrington Stage Company, Music Theatre Wichita, Dobama Theatre, Know Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, and Cincinnati Opera. Lucas is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. Many thanks to Anna for her unwavering support.
Sir Wilfred Robarts-Witness for the Prosecution. Conductor/Constable/Chorus-The Music Man. Cicero/Lepidus/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
19 Seasons with ISF. Favorite roles for ISF include; Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady; Lear in King Lear; Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial “M” for Murder; Mr. John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Capulet in Romeo and Juliet; Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap; Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible; David Bliss in Hay Fever; Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Sir Andrew Undershaft in Major Barbara; Gloucester in King Lear; Jaques in As You Like It; The Reverend Doctor Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest; Chorus/Williams in Henry V; Leonato in Much Ado about Nothing; Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus; Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet; and Storyteller #1 in Cymbeline. Aled has been a proud and appreciative member of Actors’ Equity for more than 30 years, and of Tim and Mary Wilcomb’s household for the past 17 summers.
River City Kid, The Music Man
Ewan is very excited to be a part of this summer’s ISF season. He is currently an 8th grader at North Junior High School, where he plays percussion in the band, and races mountain bikes for The Boise High Braves. He has previously appeared on stage in Boise Little Theater’s production of Schoolhouse Rock, and participated in ISF’s Camp Musical and Camp Hollywood. Ewan also spent a year under the direction of the late Linda Berg at Opera Idaho’s children’s program, as well as being a part of Opera Idaho’s production of The Mikado. He wishes to thank ISF for this great opportunity, and his sister, Isabelle, for always encouraging him.
Policeman/Ensemble-Witness for the Prosecution. Olin Britt/Quartet/Chorus-The Music Man. Cinna the Poet/Cato/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Elijah is thrilled to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut this season. Previous credits include Bobby, Memphis (Cain Park), Elisha Whitney, Anything Goes (Baldwin Wallace University), John the Baptist/Judas, Godspell (New London Barn Playhouse), Fred, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Roper Theatre). Elijah is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University and will be receiving a BM in music theater in May 2020. Without the love and support of his brother, his parents, and God he wouldn’t be where he is today. Also, love you BWMT20!
Oliver Hix- The Music Man. Titinius/Ensemble- Julius Caesar
This is Delius’ first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival! This past May, he received his MFA from UNLV and holds a BFA in musical theater from Penn State. He spent five years with The Book of Mormon performing on Broadway and in Australia. His favorite credits are Otis Redding in HBO’s Vinyl, Law & Order alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Biron in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Judge Danforth in The Crucible at NCT, Adrian in Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Arts Coastal Carolina, Richie in A Chorus Line at Northshore Music Theatre, and The Public New York. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity! He thanks God, Mom, Dad, Grandma, family, friends, and Tom Ford/ISF/GLT for the wonderful opportunity!
Romaine Vole-Witness for the Prosecution. Eulalie Shinn-The Music Man. Soothsayer/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
10 seasons with ISF. Previous shows with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and her sister company Great Lakes Theater include Mamma Mia! (Tanya), Pride and Prejudice (Caroline Bingley), Wait Until Dark (Susy), Les Misérables (Fantine), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page), The Moustrap (Molly Ralston), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), An Ideal Husband (Lady Chiltern), Twelfth Night (Olivia), The Imaginary Invalid (Louison), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman), Macbeth (Lady Macduff), Richard III (Prince Edward), Blithe Spirit (Edith), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Helena Landless), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lucetta), As You Like It, A Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol. Other theaters include The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and New World Stages. Jodi is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.
Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew
GLT/Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Banquo in Macbeth, Hamlet in Hamlet, King Ferdinand in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None, Nephew Fred/Ensemble in A Christmas Carol, Edmund in King Lear, Tony Wendice in Dial “M” for Murder. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors. New York: Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Hip to Hip Theater Company). Regional credits: Froth and Friar Peter in Measure for Measure, Medvedenko in The Seagull (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). TV/film: Verder in Big House. Training: Southern Oregon University. For the Jens!
Merchant, The Taming of the Shrew
Sara is thrilled to be making her ISF debut. She was fortunate to join the cast of last year’s Macbeth as Witch/Lady Macduff when it traveled to LTSF. Previous credits include Ophelia/Hamlet, Laura/The Glass Menagerie, Hero/Much Ado About Nothing, Lady Anne/Richard III, Gloria/Boeing Boeing, Lucy Steele/Sense and Sensibility, Lucetta, Outlaw/TheTwo Gentlemen of Verona (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Alice/You Can’t Take It with You, Mayella Ewell/To Kill a Mockingbird, Annette/The Bells, Alice Fletcher/O Beautiful (Resident Ensemble Players); Barbara/Shear Madness (The Kennedy Center); Constance Leadbelly/Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, Julia/The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Lady Capulet/Romeo and Juliet (American Shakespeare Center); Salisbury/Richard II, Jaquenetta/Love’s Labour’s Lost (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Sara earned her MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (2011), her BFA from UW-Whitewater, and is a proud union member of the Actors’ Equity Association.
Ethel Toffeimier/Chorus, The Music Man
Shelby is thrilled to be returning to Boise and Idaho Shakespeare Festival for a second season. She was lucky enough to make her ISF debut last summer in Beehive: The 60s Musical (Laura/Janis Joplin). Previous credits include Cabaret (Sally Bowles) at Baldwin Wallace University, Bring it On (Bridget), Once (Baruska) at Beck Center for the Arts, and Newsies (Hannah), Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Ursula u/s) at Forestburgh Playhouse. She is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University and set to graduate with a music theater degree in the spring. Much gratitude to her teachers for the opportunities and support. Thank you to her parents for their endless love and encouragement. @shelby__taylor
Stage Manager, The Taming of the Shrew
Casey is thrilled to return to this company for another season! Five seasons with the ISF/LTSF family. Stage management credits at Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest and King Lear. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival credits: SM: The Comedy of Errors, Forever Plaid, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Macbeth; ASM: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Beehive. Casey previous served multiple years as resident production stage manager at both Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, CT and Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA. She is currently a resident stage manger at Resident Ensemble Players located on the University of Delaware campus. MFA from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Proud member of AEA. Love to JKS. For mom.
Walter/Ensemble, The Taming of the Shrew
First season with GLT/ISF. Past shows include: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Breach (Alice), The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan), 12 Angry Men (8), Les Miserables (Fantine) and Tarzan (Kala). TV: Netflix’s Mindhunter. Krista is currently a music theater student in her junior year at Baldwin Wallace University. Grateful for Mom, Dad, Jeremy and Jana. All Glory to God. Phil. 1:6.
Mrs. Paroo-The Music Man. Caesar/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Previously at ISF: Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet, Steel Magnolias, Claree,. Carole Healey is a producer, director and actor and has worked at most of the major regional theaters in the country including: Oregon Shakespeare Festival resident company member, Utah Shakespeare Festival 11 seasons, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, resident company member, Southwest Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Theatreworks, CA, Kingshead Theatre, London, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Olney, The Cape Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public and many others. Ms. Healey received her MFA from the Professional Theatre Training Program at University of Delaware.
Curtis/Ensemble, The Taming of the Shrew
This is Ethan’s first season with ISF. Past credits include Balthazar in Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) Green Grocer/Aziz, Arabian Nights; Hanchen, Spring Awakening; Grempkin/Sanchez/Mack/Fighting Prawn, Peter and the Starcatcher (Southern Oregon University); Feste, Twelfth Night (CSU Stanislaus); Rocky, The Rocky Horror Show; Action, West Side Story; D’artagnan, The Three Musketeers (Merced Playhouse). BFA in performance from Southern Oregon University. Ethan would like to thank his obnoxiously supportive parents (Scott and Maggie), his wise older sisters (Megan and Lauren) and his wonderful girlfriend Maeve. Instagram @ethan_hennes
Traveling Salesman/Chorus-The Music Man. Lucius/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
This is Jahir’s first season with ISF and he is so blessed to be on board. He has done many roles that he’s proud of, but most recently he was a Kit Kat Boy in Cabaret at Baldwin Wallace and Jeremy Heere in Playhouse Square’s production of Be More Chill. Jahir is a Junior at Baldwin Wallace University and would like to thank his mother, grandmother and Randy for their constant support and all of the BW faculty that helped make this opportunity possible. Enjoy the show!
Carl Perkins, Million Dollar Quartet
Hailing from Birmingham, AL, Kurt Jenkins has been a member of the Million Dollar Quartet family since 2013, and is grateful to help bring this iconic show to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. In addition to theater, Kurt produces music and video content under the creative alias, Skyway Spirit. If you want to see what life is really like for a hustling creative living in New York City, then follow @skywayspirit on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. It’s lit. Tonight’s performance is dedicated to Prince. Enjoy the show!
Assistant Stage Manager, The Music Man
Kelsey is thrilled to be joining ISF for her first season! Other recent credits include: My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Henry IV Pt. I, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale (Production Stage Manager: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre); La Cage aux Folles, In the Heights (Assistant Stage Manager: Pioneer Theatre Company); Swing! the Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Stage Manager: Little Theatre of the Rockies); The Wanderers, Urban Cowboys, By Gershwin (Stage Manager: Florida Studio Theatre). An Idaho native, Kelsey received her BA from Idaho State University and is also a graduate of the University of Iowa Stage Management MFA program. She is so excited to be back in the Gem State doing what she loves! Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love and thanks to Kai and fam for your constant support!
Bianca, The Taming of Shrew
Mandie is thrilled to be making her ISF debut! Some favorite past credits include: Luciana, The Comedy of Errors; Maria, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Arabella, Animal Crackers; Isabel, The Pirates of Penzance; Spring Grace, As You Like It; Kate Keepdown, Measure for Measure (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Sally Brown, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Idaho Repertory Theater); Johanna, Sweeney Todd (Virginia City Players). TV: My Crazy Love (Oxygen Network); Suddenly Rich (TLC). Mandie was the recipient of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2011 Rex Rabold Fellowship and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. She received her BFA in musical theater from the University of Idaho. Love to CB!
Janet Mackenzie-Witness for the Prosecution. Marian Paroo-The Music Man. Portia/Poet/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Jillian Kates couldn’t be happier to be back with ISF for her sixth season! Select previous roles include Donna in Mamma Mia!, Jane in Pride and Prejudice, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Lily in The Secret Garden, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Texas/Sally u/s in Cabaret. Jillian also appeared on the road with the Broadway National Tour of Wicked as the Glinda and Nessarose u/s. She is a very proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theatre Department. So many thanks and kudos to Vicky, Charlie, Matt, Jackie, the entire cast, crew, and company that make up this magic-filled Festival that has become my artistic home. All my love to Queen Eileen, my parents, sibs, squeebs, and Mack! @smallfirevintage
Stage Manager, Million Dollar Quartet
Sarah is thrilled to return to ISF for her tenth consecutive season. Select credits with the Festival include: Stage Manager: Beehive the 60s Musical, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Forever Plaid, The Fantasticks, Steel Magnolias; Assistant Stage Manager: Wait Until Dark, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sweeney Todd. Other credits include: Boise Contemporary Theater: Stage Manager: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hand to God, Good Bitch Goes Down, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Skull in Connemara. Great Lakes Theater: Stage Manager: Beehive the 60s Musical. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Stage Manager: Million Dollar Quartet, Beehive the 60s Musical. Sarah graduated from the Theatre Arts Department at Boise State University, is the resident stage manager at Boise Contemporary Theater and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. She would like to thank her fiancé Paul for making every day better and brighter, and her family for their heartfelt support, endearing sarcasm and loving shenanigans.
Plain-Clothes Detective/Ensemble, Witness for the Prosecution
Ben is honored to join the company for his second season at Idaho Shakespeare, after working on King Lear (and last year’s Pride and Prejudice). He is a proud former apprentice of the ISF School of Theater. Recent productions include Witness for the Prosecution (Plain Clothes Detective and Assistant Prosecutor) with Great Lakes Theater, Small Matters (Thoreau Crow King) with Migration Theory, Illyria (Aguecheek) with Otherworld Theater, Dog Night (Jacob Mott) with Rabid Bat and Back when Mike was Kate at Playhouse on the Square. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew
This is Maggie’s third season at ISF, where she was seen as Jacquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Mrs. Rogers in And Then There Were None, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, and Margaret in Much Ado about Nothing. Previously she has worked with Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Holmes and Watson), Shakespeare Theatre Company (Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2), Peninsula Players (Miss Holmes, Outside Mullingar, Lend Me a Tenor), House Theatre (Season on the Line – Joseph Jefferson Nomination), TimeLine Theatre (My Kind of Town), Northlight Theatre (Season’s Greetings – Jack Springer Award), Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (Othello), and Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors), among others. Maggie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, a resident of Chicago, and a believer in Snuffleupagi.
Stenographer/Ensemble, Witness for the Prosecution
Liz is a Chicago-based actor and audiobook narrator who is thrilled to be joining ISF for the first time after a wonderful run at Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland. Previous shows include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Miracle Worker, The Understudy, Arabian Nights, Amadeus, and Iphigenia and her Daughters. Liz has worked with City Lit, Silent Theatre and Teatro Vista in Chicago and spent two seasons with the Texas Shakespeare Festival. She holds an MFA from Purdue University and is thrilled to spend the summer with her husband, Andy and this wonderful cast and crew.
Stage Manager, Julius Caesar
Jamie is delighted to be making her ISF debut. Regional stage management credits include: As You Like It, Playing with Fire-Frankenstein, and Watch on the Rhine at the Guthrie Theater; Treasure Island, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, and Hamlet at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Seedfolks, Pinocchio, and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea at Children’s Theatre Company, over 30 productions with Park Square Theatre including Flower Drum Song, The Snow Queen, The Color Purple, Murder for Two, Ragtime, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jamie also has worked with Mixed Blood Theater, The Jungle Theater, Theater Latte Da, Mill City Summer Opera. She received her Master of Fine Arts at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Managers’ Association.
Sam Phillips, Million Dollar Quartet
Sam Phillips, Million Dollar Quartet
First season with ISF. Broadway: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Original Cast), Little Shop of Horrors. Off-Broadway: Two Point Oh, Blue Man Group, Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin, De la Guarda and the original cast of john & jen. James has worked at storied regional theaters around the US, most recently playing Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL. Film/TV: Daylight Raiders (as Jimmy Stewart), “News to Me,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Chappelle’s Show” and Ghost Town. James owns Back40 Films, which produces the wildly popular series “The Happy Hour Guys” (thehappyhourguys.com). B.A. from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), M.F.A. from the University of Washington PATP, proud Actors’ Equity Councilor. Twitter: @JimmyLudwigNYC. Best gigs ever: Husband to KB, and Dad to 20-month-old Jake Matthew.
Lucentio-The Taming of the Shrew. Leonard Vole-Witness for the Prosecution.
Taha is thrilled to make his debut at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Regional credits include: Witness for the Prosecution (Leonard Vole) and Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio) at Great Lakes Theater; Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dumaine) at Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival; A Christmas Carol (Mr. Sosser, Topper) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Disgraced (Abe) at Virginia Stage Company. Hailing from southeastern Kentucky, Taha is a BA theater graduate from University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance. He’d like to dedicate his performance to his family, friends, and his incredibly supportive community of artists and technicians.
Haberdasher/Sugarsop/Ensemble, The Taming of the Shrew
Nate is pleased to return for his second season with ISF. Past credits include Othello in Othello (The Acting Company), Sebastian in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in Detroit) Featured poet in Party People Suite (Universes), Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (ISF Shakespearience education tour), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival education tour), Curtis Taylor Jr. in Dream Girls and Kent in Stick Fly (Face off Theatre). Nate thanks his wife, his Queen, (Asia Mark) for inspiring him to do what he loves, he wouldn’t be here without her. I love you and I am blessed to be in your universe.
Marcellus Washburn-The Music Man. Cinna the Conspirator/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Marcus is thrilled to be spending his first summer at ISF! Favorite credits include The Wiz (The Lion) at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II) and Carousel (Enoch Snow) at Timber Lake Playhouse, and Anything Goes (Moonface Martin) at Baldwin Wallace University. Marcus is proud to be a rising senior in the Music Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace University. Much love to this cast, crew, God, and of course mama. Please continue to support the arts! @marcusm_330
River City Kid, The Music Man
Devon is extremely proud to be making her debut with Idaho Shakespeare Festival this summer. She is in fourth grade at Foothills School of Arts and Sciences where she is an enthusiastic performing arts student. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her friends and attending science and theater camps. She has appeared in commercials and films and hopes one day to become a professional singer, actor, writer or scientist. She would like to thank her teachers at Foothills School, and her family for their love and support.
Winthrop Paroo, The Music Man
Ian is ecstatic to be making his Idaho Shakespeare Festival debut. Previous credits include Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Jr. (82nd Street Theatre), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater), Randy in A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House) and Bud Ogden-Porter in Mothers and Sons (Beck Center for the Arts). Ian also enjoys acting for the camera for commercials and films. He has studied acting with the Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater and Broadway Artist Alliance in New York City. Ian is grateful to his family and friends for their never ending love and support to help him follow his dreams.
Mrs. Squires/Chorus-The Music Man. Trebonius/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
It has been just over 10 years since Jessie played the Witch in Into the Woods here at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and she is overjoyed to be back in Boise! She most recently played the Widow in The Taming of the Shrew with Great Lakes Theater and also stepped into roles in Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include: A Christmas Carol, Abuela Claudia (In the Heights), Lady of the Lake (Monty Python’s Spamalot), Irene Molloy (Hello Dolly!), and the Leading Player (Pippin). A graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and a proud Actors’ Equity member since 2005. Many thanks to the entire company. Much love to Marlowe, family and friends. For Dougfred, always.
Ensemble, Witness for the Prosecution
This is Michael’s first season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and he is beyond thrilled to be here. Past credits include Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Father Flynn in Doubt, a Parable; Strindberg in Heddatron (Boise State University) Epilogue in The Flu Season; Male Netizen in Dark Play or Stories for Boys (BSU’s Theatre Majors Association) Deputy Danforth in The Crucible (College of Southern Idaho) Michael is earning his BA in theater arts here in Boise at Boise State University. He intends to pursue performance, but when Michael’s not onstage he can be found working on the flyrail at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. Michael would like to thank his family, professors and friends for their constant support.
River City Kid, The Music Man
Marlowe is very excited to make her ISF debut. She’s practically grown up in the theater with her actor parents, Jessie Cope Miller and the late Dougfred Miller and loves being with her theater family and friends. She just made her professional debut performing as (Sled Boy/Young Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol at Great Lakes Theater and also played Ivanka in Once at the Beck Center in Cleveland, Ohio. When Marlowe isn’t acting, singing and dancing, she loves to sketch, paint, read, write stories and play with her friends. Thanks and love go out to her family, especially her Dad.
Biondello, The Taming of the Shrew
Debut season with ISF. Favorite recent work includes the world premiere of Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s The Doppelgänger at Steppenwolf Theatre (directed by Tina Landau and starring Rainn Wilson); the world premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will at Denver Center; Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad at Chicago Children’s Theatre; and Goodman Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. Other selected work includes Smudge in Forever Plaid at Milwaukee Rep; Great Lakes Theater; Chautauqua; 10 productions with Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players; and the Utah, Hudson Valley, Ohio, Texas and Virginia Shakespeare Festivals. TV/Web: Proven Innocent (FOX); Chicago Fire (NBC); Geeta’s Guide to Moving On. MFA: Delaware/PTTP. Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. His voice is frequently heard in commercials, and he plays guitar for the Chicago-based band The Winchesters (thewinchestersband.com). Andy lives in Chicago, but is enjoying exploring the west this summer with his wife, the actor Liz Krane.
Warder/Ensemble-Witness for the Prosecution. Tommy Dijilas-The Music Man.
ISF debut! Andrew is a rising junior at Baldwin Wallace University where he studies music theater. Credits include Laurie in Little Women, Race/Dance Captain in Newsies (New London Barn Playhouse), and J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed… (Virginia Musical Theatre). Many thanks to Mom and Dad!
Maude Dunlop/Chorus, The Music Man
Erin is delighted to be making her ISF debut! Some recent favorites include Ex-Girlfriend in Once (Beck Center for the Arts) and Nancy in Oliver! (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre). Erin is a rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University, majoring in music theater. She thanks her family, friends, and Cynthia O’Connell for everything she is today.
Widow, The Taming of the Shrew
Erin is delighted to return for her fourth season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Last seen at ISF and her sister company, Great Lakes Theater as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She has performed regionally with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Resident Ensemble Players (REP), Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Human Race Theater. Favorite roles over the years include Princess of France Love’s Labor’s Lost, Ophelia Hamlet, Ariel The Tempest, Hermione The Winter’s Tale, Isabella Measure for Measure, Roxanne Cyrano de Bergerac, Stella A Streetcar Named Desire, Mary Boyle Juno and the Paycock, Cecily The Importance of Being Earnest, Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Clarice The Liar, Ilona Szabo The Play’s the Thing, Raina Arms and the Man, Cordelia King Lear, and Agnes The School for Wives. Erin received her Masters from the University of Delaware, PTTP, in 2007.
Baptista, The Taming of the Shrew
An actor, director, and playwright based in Chicago, Steve is a Goodman Theatre Creative Partner, Project Manager for Shanghai Low Theatricals, and a 2016 Lunt-Fontanne/Ten Chimneys Fellow. He has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at the New York Shakespeare Festival, in London’s West End, and at many regional theaters around the country; including Berkeley Rep, The Old Globe, Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Arena Stage, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre in DC, the Alabama, Illinois, and Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festivals – as well as over 35 productions with the Goodman Theatre since 1987. shanghailow.org
Johnny Cash, Million Dollar Quartet
First season with ISF. Sky has performed as Johnny Cash in MDQ at Bucks County Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Actor’s Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Centre Repertory, St. Louis Repertory, Geva Theater, and Westchester Broadway Theater. He also is preparing a Johnny Cash/Hip-Hop concert tour which he hopes to bring to bars and prisons across the country. Sky is a co-founder of the New York City-based theater company “Wide Eyed Productions.” He performed as Dylan in Sessions: The Musical Off-Broadway. Featured in the film The Powwow Highway. Dedicates this performance to David Seals and Liz White.
Amaryllis, The Music Man
Brenna is 10 years old and elated to make her ISF debut! Shehas been performing on stage since age 4 and favorite past shows include A Christmas Carol (Sarah/Polly/Want) with Great Lakes Theater, Once (Ivanka) at the Beck Center for the Arts and Annie (Molly) at the Brecksville Little Theatre. She also enjoys film acting and you can catch her in The Last Summer on Netflix (with KJ Apa) and The Clovehitch Killer (with Dylan McDermott) on Hulu. She also enjoys playing basketball, anything artsy and swimming. Thanks to Vicky Bussert for this opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad and brother Brady. Instagram @brennasherman
Ewart Dunlop/Traveling Salesman/Quartet/Chorus-The Music Man. Metellus Cimber/Lucilius/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Mack is thrilled to be back in Boise for his 3rd season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival! Previous credits include Francis (Forever Plaid), Huck Finn (Big River), Mike (Theory of Relativity), Cain/Japeth (Children of Eden), Chad (All Shook Up), Bobby C (Saturday Night Fever), Lockwood (History Boys) and George (Spring Awakening). While offstage, he puts his eye for design to work building web sites and editing video for local businesses through his creative studio, Big Stache Design ltd (bigstachedesign.com). He sends his love to Mom, Dad, Kristin, Jillian, his friends and everyone at Abrams Artists Agency for their never-ending love and support. @mackshirillla
Vincentio-The Taming of the Shrew. Justice Wainright-Witness for the Prosecution. Mayor Shinn/Traveling Salesman/Chorus-The Music Man. Decius Brutus/Pindarus/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
This is David’s nineteenth season with the Festival. Audiences have seen him as Jacques in As You Like It, Hannay in The 39 Steps, Iago in Othello, Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband, title role in Henry V, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Sergius in Arms and the Man, and as Benedick, Petruchio, Beroune, Laertes, Lucio, Mark Antony, Mercutio and Parolles. Other theaters: fifteen seasons with Great Lakes Theater, The Old Globe, Laguna Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Sierra Rep, Madison Rep, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum and the Shakespeare Festivals of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Garden Grove (CA) and Westerly Shakespeare in the Park (RI). David has played Iago, Romeo, Dromio, Bassanio, Lucio and other roles ending in “o.” In addition to numerous television appearances, David has starred in the feature films The Hanoi Hilton, Field of Fire, Terror in Paradise and Judgment Day. Forever and a day Natalia.
Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew
Fourth season at ISF. Previously at ISF/GLT: Mamma Mia! (Harry), Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Collins), Blithe Spirit (Charles), Much Ado about Nothing, As You Like It, Sweeney Todd, and Richard III. Other credits: Holmes and Watson (Moriarty/Orderly/Sherlock Holmes) and Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical at Milwaukee Rep; The Merchant of Venice, Pericles, Fair Maid of the West, and As You Like It at Riverside Theatre. A Chicago-based actor and director, directing credits include Cymbeline with Muse of Fire Theatre Co., where he also served as Producing Artistic Assoc. and Casting Director, and The Nether and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at GLM in Reno, NV. Training: Hofstra University. Proud AEA member.
Fluke, Million Dollar Quartet
Idaho Shakespeare Debut. Million Dollar Quartet (Fluke), Complete First National Tour u/s, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare (MD), Florida Rep (MD), Tuacahn Center for the Arts (MD), New Theatre Restaurant (MD), Westchester Broadway Theatre (MD), Great Lakes Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, The Riverside Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse; Always, Patsy Cline; Honky Tonk Angels, toured nationally God’s Country; NY Musical Theatre Festival. He studied drums/percussion at CCM, and theater at OSU. Specializing in western swing, David is the drummer for the acclaimed New York City-based “Western Caravan.” Special thanks to WS “Fluke” Holland. Love to Becky and Audrey.
Other Woman/Ensemble-Witness for the Prosecution. Chorus-The Music Man.
Claire is thrilled to join ISF for her first season. Credits include: Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre), Cinderella in Cinderella British Pantomime (Sacramento Theatre Company), Frenchie and Sally u/s in Cabaret (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre), Tribe Member in Hair (Beck Center for the Arts) and Susan u/s in Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Playhouse Square). Claire is currently studying musical theater at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. She would like to thank her mentor Victoria Bussert for the wonderful opportunities and support. Much love to BWMT’21 and her family. Instagram @clairesoulier
Mr. Myers Q.C.-Witness for the Prosecution. Mark Antony/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Nick is absolutely thrilled to be returning to ISF for his sixth season. Previous roles with the company include: Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Sam in Mamma Mia!, Theseus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Laertes in Hamlet, Mike Talman in Wait Until Dark, Phillip Lombard in And Then There Were None, Clifford in Deathtrap, Dumaine in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Max in Dial “M” for Murder, and Sebastian in The Tempest. Other credits include: Macduff in Macbeth, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol both at Great Lakes Theater, and Antonio in Twelfth Night at SCS. Nick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Evansville, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the American Conservatory Theater. Nick hosts a webseries about cars called Gearhead Garage that he, and his lovely wife Nicki created. Nick has endless gratitude for his family and for his love, Nicki. <4 you, my gorgeous fish! To see more, visit www.NickSteen.com!
Inspector Hearne-Witness for the Prosecution. Harold Hill-The Music Man. Caius Ligarius/Titinius/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
Fifth season with Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Previous ISF credits: Bill in Mamma Mia!, Fitzwilliam in Pride and Prejudice, Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Snout/Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pistol in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Factory Foreman/Claquesous/Grantaire in Les Misérables, Richmond in Richard III. Other favorite credits: Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Color and Light Theatre Ensemble), Bob White in White Christmas (Northern Stage), Mr. Franklin in Passing Strange (14th Street Theatre). BM in music theater performance from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA in musical theater writing from NYU. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. He would love to thank his mother, father and sister for their support. www.alexsyiek.com
Taylor/Joseph/Ensemble-The Taming of the Shrew. Mr. Carter/Dr. Wyatt-Witness for the Prosecution. Calphurnius/Strato/Ensemble-Julius Caesar.
M.A. is very, very pleased to return to his Idahome, because summer under the stars in Boise is one of his favorite things… Ever. 26 Seasons at ISF are proof-positive. Previous credits include: Tailor/Ensemble, The Taming of the Shrew; Carter/Dr. Wyatt, Witness for the Prosecution; Charity Man/Old Joe, A Christmas Carol; Murderer, Macbeth; King Louis Xll/Ensemble, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Reynaldo, Hamlet; Feste, Twelfth Night; Doolittle, My Fair Lady; Rogers, And Then There Were None; Nathaniel, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Hugh Evans, Merry Wives of Windsor. Also performed at PTTP/Rep, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and Boise Contemporary Theater. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). Many thanks to his families (genetic and professional), the HandleBar, and Flying M. He also wishes to dedicate this work, forever, to his friend Dougfred. “Hey Mo… Where’s your hat?”
Jacey Squires/Traveling Salesman/Quartet/Chorus, The Music Man
Boe Wank is thrilled to be making his ISF debut! Favorite credits include the national tour of Kathleen Marshall’s TONY Award-winning revival of Anything Goes! (Roundabout Theatre Company revival), LeFou in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Mike in A Chorus Line, Laurie in Little Women the Musical, and Dean Hyde in All Shook Up. Other credits include Singin’ In The Rain, Grease, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, and 42nd Street. Living in NYC by way of Ohio, Boe is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace’s Musical Theater Program and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. All love and thanks to Vicky, the cast, crew, and company of ISF, and— as always— my beautiful family.
Gracie Shinn, The Music Man
This is Kinsley Wardle’s second season with ISF, and she is excited to be back! Company credits: Mary Lennox (understudy) in The Secret Garden. Some of Kinsley’s favorite roles include Getrude McFuzz in Seussical Kids, The Cat in Honk, Jr., Young Nala in Lion King, Jr., and Kid #16 / Sayonara Soloist in How to Eat Like a Child with the Treasure Valley Children’s Theater. Kinsley is a vocal major at Idaho Fine Arts Academy (7th grade). In her free time, she sings with the Cantus Youth Choir, and dances with Treasure Valley Ballet Academy. Thanks to my family for all the support!
Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew
This is Joe’s first season with ISF. Regional theater: Archduke (world premiere) (Center Theater Group), The School for Lies (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Guys and Dolls, A Wrinkle in Time (world premiere), Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Very Merry Wives of Winsor Iowa, Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Guys and Dolls (Wallis Annenberg Center), In the Blood (Mixed Blood Theater). TV/Film: Tales of the City. He is a BFA graduate from Southern Oregon University, and a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew
Jessika is delighted to be making her ISF debut as Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew. She has most recently performed more than 30 roles at American Shakespeare Center. Some favorites include, Jaques, As You Like It, Gertrude, Hamlet, Queen Margaret, Richard III, Morocco, The Merchant of Venice, Goneril, King Lear and Viola, Twelfth Night. Other theater credits include: Rosalind, As You Like It (California Shakespeare Theater); Rosaline, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Forum, NY); premiers of The Bacchae (National Theater of Scotland); St. Monica, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Headlong/Almeida Theater, London); Faith, Wig Out (Royal Court, London), Amerika, Eurydice’s Dream (Blessed Unrest), Alma, The Break Out, (Theater Uncut). TV and Film includes, Dr.Who, Taggart, The Decent 2. Monogamish and Jewish Girls are Easy. Jessika received her education and training from Interlochen Arts Academy and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Jessika dedicates her performance to her Mother and all the fierce women who can never be tamed.
Dyanne, Million Dollar Quartet
This is Kristen’s first season with ISF. She recently finished playing Fiona in Shrek at Broadway Sacramento and Eliza Doolittle opposite her very own Henry Higgins, James Ludwig at Riverside Theatre in Florida. Broadway/West End: Hello Dolly, Top Hat (Dale Tremont), Pippin, Nice Work…, Anything Goes, and Promises, Promises. Some favorite roles include: Sibella (Gentleman’s Guide…/1st National Tour), Betty Haynes (White Christmas), Hedy LaRue (How to Succeed…/Music Theatre of Wichita). She has been a featured soloist at New York’s Town Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. BFA University of Oklahoma. Proud AEA National Councillor. Favorite roles to date: wife to Jimmy and mom to Jake.
River City Kid, The Music Man
Daniel, a ten-year-old native Idahoan, is thrilled to perform in his first ISF show. You may have seen him previously in productions by the Boise Music Week or the Music Theater of Idaho. Some of Daniel’s musical theater credits include Peter Pan, Mary Poppins and A Christmas Carol. He has also done a few local TV commercials. For the past three years, Daniel has been singing and performing with Opera Idaho’s Angelus Chorus. He has a variety of interests including sports, chess, and writing/illustrating stories. In the near future, he would like to add a puppy to his family. Thank you to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for creating this amazing opportunity.