Jesus Christ Superstar Production Staff and Cast
Directors: Janine Molinari & Anthony Patellis
Music Direction: Bruce Barnes, Choreographer: Janine Molinari
Assistant Choreographer: Boe Wank Scenic/Prop Design: Daniel Husvar
Lighting Design: Michael Blagys
Sound Design: Matt Martin
Dance Captain-Paul Aguirre
Flight Captain- Michael Thatcher
Production Managers- Daniel Husvar/Stephanie Gordner
Production Stage Manager-Megan Roberts
Assist. Stage Mgr-Semina De laurentis
Production Assist./Assist. Stage Manager-Meg Dowling
Costume Design-Janell Berte
Technical Director-Brandon Cook
Master Electrician-Stephanie Gordner
Christopher Faison (Judas) is thrilled to be making his SAT debut in this amazing show! National Tours: THE BOOK OF MORMON (Ensemble) Regional: SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (Ken), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Man One), DREAMGIRLS (Jimmy). He has enjoyed traveling around the globe as a Featured Singer for Royal Caribbean Productions. Much love and gratitude to family and friends for your continued support. Melanie and Mark, this is for you!
Aaron LaVigne (Jesus) Stoked to be a part of such an iconic show! NYC based actor/singer/songwriter originally from Cincinnati, OH. Broadway: SPIDER-MAN:TURN OFF THE DARK. Off-Broadway: RENT. National Tour: RENT. Workshops: AMERICAN IDIOT, DIRTY HIPPIE JAM BAND PROJECT. Regional: CIVIL WAR; TICK, TICK…BOOM!; Transcendence Theatre Company. Original Music available on iTunes. Instagram: @Aaron_LaVinay. Website: aaronlavigne.com B.F.A. Northern Kentucky University.
Tim Cooper (Simon) Originally from Brisbane, Australia. Some of Tim’s favorite credits include Peter Pan and Quasimodo on Disney Cruise Line. Regional Credits include: Marius in LES MISERABLES (Hale Centre Theatre); Houdini in RAGTIME (Hale Centre Theatre); Ambrose in THE BALLAD OF CAT BALLOU (Jackson Hole Playhouse). Tim has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Brigham Young University. He would like to thank his beautiful wife Sarah and his newborn baby girl, Ollie, for their everlasting support. Twitter: @TimothyACOOP, IG: @tacoop13.
Alex Rivera (Peter) has spent the past two years developing his solo cabaret work, last seen at Joe’s Pub at The Public, and is very excited to be a part of this cast! Alex has also had the honor of performing at La MaMa, The Duplex, Dixon Place, Feinstein’s 54 Below and Radio City Music Hall. Studied at NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway. Many thanks to JHA, Andreadis, my friends and family! IG: @beamforme
Matthew Blum (Apostle) is ecstatic to be a part of JCS here at Seven Angels! Recent credits include SWEET CHARITY, MY FAIR LADY, CHICAGO, and more. He would like to thank his family and GBM for all their support! Keep up with his life @matty_blum. Enjoy the show!
Sean Burns (Apostle) Recent credits include: National Tour of PETER PAN 360] (Michael Darling), TITANIC, and Disney Cruiseline (Peter Pan). Other Regional: LEGALLY BLONDE, FOOTLOOSE (Seven Angels Theatre); ELMER GANTRY (Signature Theatre); DEFIANT REQUIEM (Kennedy Center); SPRING AWAKENING (Keegan Theatre); WEST SIDE STORY (Palace Theatre). Special thanks to Mom & Dad, T, and Irene.
Paul Gregg^ (Priest/Apostle) joyfully returns to 7 Angels for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! Other life highlights: LEGALLY BLONDE; GODSPELL; BIG THE MUSICAL (Josh); THE FULL MONTY (Malcolm); SOMETHING WICKED; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; CIRQUE DE LA MER (Acrobat/Clown, SeaWorld); Regis’ well costumed stunt double (“LIVE w/ Regis & Kelly”); a Marine Biology degree (U of San Diego). HUZZAH to friends & family!
Tony LaLonde (Apostle) is a recent graduate of the New York Film Academy’s musical theatre program and is thrilled to be apart if the JCS cast! NY credits include CABARET, CHESS, CAROUSEL, and EURYDICE. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Makayla, Sara, and Macca for being my rocks! tonylalonde.com
Alexander Niatopsky (Apostle) made his performing debut as a rapping shark in Kindergarten. Credits include: Marius (LES MISERABLES), Radames (AIDA), Nathan Detroit (GUYS AND DOLLS), Evan (13 THE MUSICAL), and Lord Farquaad (SHREK THE MUSICAL). He would like to thank everyone involved in making this wonderful production what it is!
Constantine Pappas (Apostle) Off-Off-Broadway: DRAGON SLAYER (Brian, Lenny/US); Theater: LES MISERABLES (Marius), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Papa Ge), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Trevor Graydon); Opera: IN MY MIND’S EYE (Nicola Tesla), THE SECRET OF LUCA (Luca), IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Figaro); Represented by Avalon Artists. For more info, www.constandpappas.com
Jack Saleeby (Apostle) is a New York City based actor/writer. Education: BFA Acting, Hofstra University; Waterbury Arts Magnet School. Off Broadway: MOLASSES IN JANUARY (Vincent). NY Credits: STALLING (Jude), HIM AND HER (Him). “Many thanks to my family and friends! It’s good to be back home.” jacksaleeby.com
Kevin Scarlett (Apostle) is so excited to be making his debut at Seven Angels! He trained at CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory in NYC. Favorite credits include Doody (GREASE), Erik (GRAND HOTEL), and Schlomo (FAME). A huge thank you to Seven Angels for this opportunity and his family and friends for their endless love and support!
Miquel Angel Vasquez (Apostle) is thrilled to be making his Seven Angels Theatre debut. A Hartt School graduate was most recently seen as a Soloist at Carnegie Hall. Favorite roles include Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in INTO THE WOODS, Joe in SHOW BOAT, Dr.Falke in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Mitch Mahoney in SPELLING BEE, Javert in LES MISERABLES, and Jesus in JCS. Special thanks to my family and About Artists Agency.
Boe Wank (Apostle) 7A: LEGALLY BLONDE, DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? (Louie/ Dance Captain). V selected credits: the TONY Award-winning revival of ANYTHING GOES (2nd National Tour), A CHORUS LINE (Mike), ALL SHOOK UP (Dean). Thank you for always giving me something to dance about, Janine. With love and #vibez.
Maytae Harge (Disciple) is enthused to join the 7A stage once again with so many new & old friends & teachers! Special thanks to Semina & Janine! Shout to Jack “CCY 2010 HOW YOU DOIN’?! AGAIN?!” Previous credits: LEGALLY BLONDE (7 Angels); DREAMGIRLS (Thomaston Opera House). Upcoming: IN THE HEIGHTS (Downtown Cabaret). Insta: @mycupatae
Carletha Hawley (Soul Sister/Disciple) has performed in many shows at Seven Angels and is honored to be part of this Equity production. Her credits at 7A include: FOOTLOOSE, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS AND DOLLS, and SHOWSTOPPERS. Other favorite credits include CHICAGO, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN, RAGTIME, HAIRSPRAY and AIDA! Let peace and love guide us!
Nina Paganucci (Disciple, ensemble)is thrilled to be returning to Seven Angels after appearing in LEGALLY BLONDE last summer. Other credits include WEST SIDE STORY (Anita) at Woodstock Playhouse, CABARET (Lulu – Kit Kat Girl) at Playhouse on Park, and CHICAGO (Annie – “Six” Murderess) at The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre.
Valarie Salcedo (Disciple, Ensemble) is overjoyed to make her debut with Seven Angels. Recent credits: RENT (Mimi), LA TRAVIATA (Violetta), BERNSTEIN’S NEW YORK (Maria), LA RONDINE (Bianca), DEAD MAN WALKING (Mrs. Charlton), LES MISERABLES (Ensemble) and TOSCA (Shepherd Boy). Other: Miss Fresno County 2011, Music for Love Non- Profit Organization (Founder) www.ValerieSalcedo.com
Megan Schwartz (Disciple) is thrilled to be returning to Seven Angels after appearing in LEGALLY BLONDE last year! Favorite past credits include: EVITA, CATS, OKLAHOMA, IN THE HEIGHTS, OLIVER, BRIGADOON, HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME & working as a dance captain for Norwegian Cruise Line. Much thanks & love to my always supportive family!
Mandy Leigh Thompson (Maid by the Fire/Soul Sister) Natalie (NEXT TO NORMAL), Logainne (SPELLING BEE). Current: RUTHLESSSPECTATOR.COM & RUTHLESS WOMEN SKETCH COMEDY (Rob Bartlett /SNL head-writer Andrew Smith). Adirondack Theatre Festival NEXT TO NORMAL (Natalie); Daniel C. Levine productions TOMMY; Lenka Peterson Players CHARLIE BROWN (Sally) ; NYC: Althea DIXIEBOY FIRECRACKERS; Ginette ALMOST, MAINE; Lifetime Movie Network: KILLED MY BFF; BREAK THE CHAIN (Debbie Allen/ Eve Ensler); CouponBug Commercial: Pam. Acting -EMERSON COLLEGE. www.mandyleighthompson.com
Sydney Yargeau (Disciple, ensemble) is a senior at WAMS and is so excited to make her Equity debut in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, she would like to thank her loving parents for their support, boyfriend Alex for encouraging her, and Janine and Seven Angels for casting her in such an amazing show. Enjoy the show!
Chelsey Lynn Alfredo (Mary Magdalene) is psyched to be playing this part and back at 7A! She was last seen here as Rusty in FOOTLOOSE but most recently finished an Off-Broadway run of 90210! THE MUSICAL as Brenda Walsh. National Tour: ANNIE (Swing/U/S Star to Be, Grace, Lily St. Regis.) Regional: MONTY PYTHON’S SPMALOT (Lady of the Lake), DOGFIGHT (Marcy), LEGALLY BLONDE (Vivienne), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Aquata/U/S Ariel), WIZARD OF OZ (Dorothy), ALWASY…PATSY CLINE (U/S Patsy Cline), and URINETOWN (Pennywise). Love and thanks to Dulcina Eisen and MDT. www.chelseylynnalfredo.com
Joseph Torello (Caiaphas) NYC: CAROUSEL (Policeman), SHOW BOAT (Carnival Barker), both at Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic & both aired on “Live From Lincoln Center”; GUYS & DOLLS (Mission Quartet) at Carnegie Hall alongside Nathan Lane & Megan Mullally. Joseph has played “Olin Britt” (barbershop quartet bass) in 9 touring and regional productions of THE MUSIC MAN, alongside Shirley Jones for 3 of them. Most recently, Joseph understudied & performed the title role in SWEENEY TODD (Olney Theatre). Other favorites: BILLY ELLIOT (Big Davey), ADDAMS FAMILY (Lurch), THE LITTLE MERMAID (King Triton), LES MISERABLES (Bishop).
Michael Thatcher (Annas) Nat’l Tours: GUYS & DOLLS, A CHRISTMAS STORY. Regional: MUCH ADO, HENRY IV p2, HENRY V, THREE MUSKETEERS, AMADEUS, SOUTH PACIFIC (Utah Shakespeare Festival); MIDSUMMER, MY FAIR LADY, NOISES OFF, CYMBELINE (Texas Shakespeare Festival); JULIUS CAESAR, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (TITAN Theatre); RICHARD III, MIDSUMMER (Virginia Shakespeare Festival); CAMELOT (Sacramento Music Circus). MFA in Acting from the University of Houston and a BM in vocal performance from West Chester University of PA. www.MichaelCThatcher.com
Robert Melendez (Priest) made his acting and singing debut in LES MISERABLES with the lead role of Jean Valjean in 2016. Since then he has appeared in local productions such as LION KING JR as Scar, SWEENEY TODD as Anthony Hope and THE CHRISTMAS SCHONNER as Oskar. This production for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a dream come true. So excited and honor to be part of this amazing production.
Gary Lindemann (Pilot) Broadway: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and ANYTHING GOES. Tour: DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, ANYTHING GOES and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. Regional: MAN OF LAMANCHA, 1776, THE 39 STEPS, SPAMALOT, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, LITTLE WOMEN, URINETOWN, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SWEENEY TODD, KISS ME KATE, and FANTASTICKS. TV: LAW & ORDER SVU, LAW & ORDER, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and ALL MY CHILDREN. Trained at Carnegie-Mellon University. Married to the woman of his dreams, Christy Morton.
Paul Aguirre (King Herod) is thrilled to be returning to 7 Angels Theatre having previously been seen in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE. National Tours: BILLY ELLIOT, SEUSSICAL (w/ Cathy Rigby), THE WHO’S TOMMY, H2$, MY FAIR LADY and HOW THE GRINCH… (cast recording) at MSG. Regional Theatre: BYE BYE BIRDIE and GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed, IN THE HEIGHTS, BILLY ELLIOT, MISS SAIGON, ELF, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and TWIST: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL directed/choreographed by Debbie Allen. For more on Paul, visit PaulAguirre.com. Love to David, Nikki and Arya. Paul forever dedicates his work to Ma for her never-ending love and support.
Patrick Brancato (Soldier, ensemble) recited “What’s the Buzz” after being cast in JCS. Off Broadway: STONE SOUP, THE MUSICAL (Soldier 1), A CHRISTMAS CAROL, (Fred/Mr.Fezziwig/John). Regional: LES MISERABLES (Joly/Pimp/Convict 3), SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (Victor), DEAD MAN WALKING (Guard 2), INTO THE WOODS (Cinderella’s Prince), CRAZY FOR YOU (Mingo), FOOTLOOSE (Cowboy Bob/Cop). Phil 4:13 patrickbrancato.com