THE TEAM


Charles Barksdale

(Ensemble)  Charles is delighted to be making his Off-Broadway debut in Fat Camp. Regional: Fat Camp (Cleveland’s Playhouse Square) Ain’t Misbehavin (San Antonio’s Josephine Theater) Other recent engagements: The Last Five Years with Lindsay Pearce of “The Glee Project” (music director), Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Sherman Hemsley (director). www.CharlesBarksdale.com


Nancy Renée Braun

(Ensemble, Dance Captain)  Proud Fat Camp-er since the NYMF! Broadway: Patti LuPone Gypsy. Other faves: My One and Only (Goodspeed), A Chorus Line (North Shore), Gypsy (Encores!), The Boy Friend (Maltz Jupiter), Grease (Marriott). Resident choreographer for Off Bway’s Berenstain Bears Live. Northwestern University. Love to Mom, Dad, Scott, Kinz, and Todd!



Michael Buchanan

(Ensemble)  Broadway: The Addams Family, Cry-Baby. Off Broadway: Play It Cool. National Tour: The Addams Family. Other credits: White Noise (Chicago), The Addams Family (Chicago), Hair-Woof (Arizona Theatre Co.), Urinetown-Bobby (2006 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner-Best Actor in a Musical), Mame (Kennedy Center), Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie). www.MichaelBuchananOnline.com


Bridie Carroll

(Ensemble)  Bridie Carroll is thrilled to join Fat Camp and has never worked with so many Tracy Turnblads in one show! National Tour: Grease (Jan) Regional: Grease, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray (Tracy: IRNE Award Winner), High School Musical (Martha). Favorite roles include: City of Angels (Oolie/Donna) Anything Goes (Bonnie). Original cast recording: Thirteen Stories Down. BF.A.: Boston Conservatory. Thanks to Peter Strain & Assoc, friends and family.

Janet Dickinson

(Sandy)  Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas. National Tours: Grinch; 9 to 5 The Musical. New York: Forbidden Broadway's Rude Awakening cast recording and 2008 Drama Desk Award; Happiness at Lincoln Center; 2011 NYMF Award for Best Individual Performance in Madame X; Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know. Theatres: Huntington, Ogunquit Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, Human Race, Mountain Playhouse. Janet is originally from Bemidji, MN!

Daniel Everidge

(Robert)  Is thrilled and honored to be a camper! Broadway: Grease (original Broadway revival cast). Regional: Camelot, HMS Pinafore (Utah Shakespearean Festival). Film: "Inside Llewyn Davis" (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen). North East School of the Arts graduate. BFA Otterbein University. OFA. For my Family.




Jennifer Foster

(Ensemble)  LA native, current sophomore Musical Theatre major at Texas State University making her NYC debut! Regional: Hairspray (Tracy) at North Carolina Theatre & Casa Manana, Lippa’s A Little Princess (Becky), TV: "The Glee Project". Love and endless candy to Casey, the entire Fat Camp Team, KSR, Dodgers, Michael Cassara Casting, Kaitlin Hopkins & Jim Price, family, & TXST classmates! “YOU ARE ENOUGH!”


Molly Hager

(Taylor) Theatre: Fat Camp (NYMF, NY Lab, Hanna Theatre), Only Children (Bree), Cloaked (November). TV: "Young Hearts Unlimited" (Mindy). Film: "Mad City", "Goodbye Lover", "It's Kind of a Funny Story" (Becca). Encompassing love and thanks to my supportive and beautiful friends and family. For Banana.




Carly Jibson

(Daphne)  Broadway: Cry Baby (Pepper Walker), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) Nat'l Tour: Hairspray 1st Nat'l (Tracy Turnblad) Regional: World Premier of Johnny Baseball, World premier of Andrew Lippa's Asphalt Beach. World premier of Crash Nation. TV: "All My Children". Carly just released her Debut EP "Best of me," which can be found on itunes & CD BABY! As always, this is for my mommy!



Cale Krise

(Anshel) Off-Broadway debut. Has been with Fat Camp since NYMF ‘09. New York: Ars Nova- Seven Minutes in Heaven; NY NeoClassical- Twelfth Night. Regional: Lake George Theater Lab- Midsummer, 2 Gents. Graduate of NYU Tisch. Thanks again to the whole Fat Camp family, and Mom and Sylvia for all the support.




Michael Mendez

(Ensemble)  Michael is excited to be returning to camp, after previously appearing in both The Playhouse Square and NYMF productions. Regional: Hello! My Baby (Goodspeed), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe), The Full Monty (American Music Theatre of San Jose), Joseph…Dreamcoat (The Welk Resort). BFA in Musical Theatre: The University of Arizona.



Marcus Neville

(Mike)  B’way: originated the role of Harold Nichols in The Full Monty (also London’s West End), Li’l Abner, City of Angels (original company). Off-B’way: 20. Regional: 30. TV/Film: "The Good Wife", "Law & Order(s)", "Thanks For Sharing, By Clem!" Member Weston Playhouse Theatre Co, Weston, VT. Proud Member AEA.




Larry Owens

(Darnell)  New York: Larry portrayed Darnell Parnell in the premiere production of Fat Camp at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Regional: Hairspray, Fat Camp (Cleveland)






Tracy Weiler

(Ashley)  Tracy is thrilled to be rejoining the cast of Fat Camp! Television: "The Gregory Brothers", "David Letterman", and several national commercials including spots with Sophia Vergara and Joe Mauer. Tracy would like to thank the whole Fat Camp crew for their instant support and of course Momma and Daddy!




Kate Weber

(Britta)  Kate Weber has been with Fat Camp since the NYMF and is ecstatic to be back. Kate has performed at Theater 80, 3LD, Cherry Lane, The Tank, Peter Jay Sharp and Connelly theaters, and is looking forward to this run at the ATA. Previous video credits include WB 2.0 Studios, Ariandemma.com and Mock Your World. Training: NYU (BFA)



Jared Zirilli

(Brent)  NY: Jacob- Twilight: The Musical (New World Stages), OBC- Lysistrata Jones, Winner Take All (NYTimes Critics Pick). Tours: Fiyero Cover- Wicked. Regional: leading roles in Rent, Aida, Light in the Piazza and Altar Boyz. TV: "Pan Am". Thanks Henderson Hogan, Michael Cassara. For mom, Justin, Ray, dad, and grandpa!! www.JaredZirilli.com



Randy Blair

(Book, Lyrics) Works: Perez Hilton Saves The Universe (Best Musical, FringeNYC 2008), Fat Camp (Best of Fest, NYMF 2009), Spidermusical (Mint Theatre), Ruff (#serials @ the Flea), The Other Barrymores (Ars Nova), and Leslie Kritzer's Beautiful Disaster (Joe's Pub). Upcoming: Haute Mess (Ars Nova Project Residency). As an actor, Randy appeared in the Obie winning Adding Machine, as well as “Law & Order”, “Strangers with Candy”, “Naked Brother Band”, and a triumphant turn as a Mormon who gets run over in a car by John Malkovich in an existential French disaster-piece. Training: NYU. Hey, Mom. www.therandyshow.com.


Tim Drucker

(Book) Credits include Spidermusical (Director/Book Co-Author); Perez Hilton Saves The Universe (Book Co-Author/Producer). 1/3 of The Other Baldwins comedy trio, upcoming project residency at Ars Nova September 2012. Recent directing work has been seen at NYMF, Ars Nova and the Vital Theater. BFA: NYU Tisch.


Matthew roi Berger

(Music) New York City-based songwriter and the composer for numerous short films and stage pieces, including Spidermusical (2011), New York Musical Theatre Festival's Best of Fest Award-winning Fat Camp (2009) and New York Neo-Classical Ensemble's 12th Night (2008-09). He has written individual songs for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Vic’s Arden Project and UC Santa Barbara, among others. Matt is the guitarist and songwriter for Teen Girl Scientist Monthly (http://teengirlscimo.com), and a graduate of NYU's Experimental Theater Wing. He wrote and recorded a song every week of the year in 2010.


Casey Hushion

(Director) Broadway: Associate Director of Elf, In The Heights, The Drowsy Chaperone, To Be Or Not To Be. Off Broadway: Associate Director of Anyone Can Whistle (City Center Encores!) Regional: Minsky's (Ahmanson Theatre), Goodspeed Opera House, Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Music Theatre Of Wichita, Casa Manana. She has directed workshops for NYMF and NAMT and has staged concert versions of Carousel and A Little Night Music with The Boston Pops. Casey is the Artistic Director of North Carolina Theatre. Upcoming projects include Nerds and Tuck Everlasting (Associate to Casey Nicholaw). Love and thanks to Marc, Lincoln and Violet.


Kelly Devine

(Choreographer) Internationally recognized choreographer whose work spans the mediums of film, television and live performance. Broadway: Rock of Ages; Rock of Ages 1st National Tour, London, Australia (Green Room Award), Toronto (Dora Award nom.); Jersey Boys (Assoc. Choreographer) and Memphis (Assoc. Choreographer). Opera: Faust at the Metropolitan Opera House/London Coliseum. Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages; Frankenstein; Anne Wrecksick. La Jolla Playhouse: Peter and the Starcatchers (In association with Disney Theatricals); Zhivago (Australia; Helpman Nomination); and Private Fittings. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Cabaret; Romeo & Juliet. Regional: Toxic Avenger (The Alley Theater); A Christmas Story (Kansas City Rep. and 5th Avenue Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Sneaux (L.A. Weekly Theater Award for Best Choreography); Wozzeck (San Diego Opera); The Wiz (Assoc. Choreographer). Film/Television: "Happy Texas"; "Zombie Prom"; "So Little Time"; "Two of a Kind"; and "Passport to Paris". Commercials: "Cingular Wireless"; "American Idol Promo"; "Oldsmobile". Upcoming on Broadway: Toxic Avenger and Rocky.


Jason DeBord

(Music Director) Broadway: Shrek, Rock of Ages, Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Rent. Other New York credits: Bat Boy - The Musical, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, City Center Encores. National Tours: A Chorus Line, Rent, Urinetown The Musical. Regional: Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T. San Francisco, and 5th Avenue Theater. Numerous appearances at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, accompanying Marin Mazzie, Jason Daniely, Emily Skinner and Christine Baranski among others. Jason is a highly sought-after audition pianist and clinician; his playing (and forehead) is featured prominently in the 2009 Sony Pictures Classics release, "Every Little Step".


Beowulf Boritt

(Set Design) Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Nomination), Rock of Ages, Sondheim on Sondheim, …Spelling Bee , Lovemusik, The Two and Only. Off- Broadway: More than 50 shows including The Last Five Years, Toxic Avenger, Miss Julie, Public, Roundabout, MTC, 2nd Stage, Vineyard, MCC, New Group, Pearl, American Place, Keen Company. Other Designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet) Paradise Found (London) , Reel to Real (Beijing) and 2 editions of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He received a 2007 Obie Award for sustained excellence in set design.


David Woolard

(Costume Design) Broadway credits: Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story, Jane Fonda's clothing for 33 Variations, Dividing the Estate, The Farnsworth Invention, Old Acquaintance, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, All Shook Up, 700 Sundays with Billy Crystal, The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show (2001 Tony Nomination),Voices in the Dark, The Who's Tommy (1993 Tony & Olivier Award Nomination), Bells Are Ringing, Marlene, Wait Until Dark, Horton Foote's The Young Man From Atlanta, Sally Marr... and Her Escorts, Damn Yankees, A Few Good Men. Recent credits include The Orphans’ Home Cycle at Signature Theatre Company, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More at Roundabout, and the opera Death and the Powers in Monte Carlo. Selected additional credits include Lucy Simon's musical Zhivago at La Jolla Playhouse, Horton Foote's The Carpetbagger's Children; The Stendhal Syndrome, The Day Emily Married with Estelle Parsons, The Donkey Show, Cosi Fan Tutte and Madame Mao at Santa Fe Opera, Bare, and numerous regional theater credits include the Old Globe Theater, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He is currently designing the world premiere of Oscar, an opera on Oscar Wilde, for Santa Fe Opera.


Jason Lyons

(Lighting Design) Broadway: Rock of Ages (also Toronto, Australia, London and Nat. Tours), The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot In the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent: Bring It On, The Musical (Nat. Tour & Alliance), Toxic Avenger, The Musical (Alley Theatre), “So You Think You Can Dance” Tour 2011, White Noise (New Orleans & Chicago), Golden Age (Kennedy Center), Broke-ology (LCT), Uncle Vanya (CSC), Clay (LCT), 2 by Pinter, Scarcity, Body Awareness (Atlantic), Fault Lines (Naked Angels), The Piano Teacher (South Coast Rep), Vigils (Goodman), Evil Dead, The Musical (NYC & Toronto), The Field (Irish Rep), Once Around the Sun, Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. 10 years with The New Group, including: Marie & Bruce, The Starry Messenger, Groundswell,Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Comedians. Faculty: Purchase College. www.jasonlyonsdesign.com


Matt Kraus

(Sound Design) Broadway: Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, Liza's at the Palace...! Other favorite productions include: Absinthe at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, The Voca People - US, Lone Star Love Off-Broadway, Ain't Misbehavin' at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ethel Merman's Broadway, Cam Jansen and Macbeth/ Trojan Women at the Classical Theatre of Harlem (AUDELCO nominated). Matt also has the pleasure of designing sound for Liza Minnelli around the world on stage and screen. Mr. Kraus is a Member of USA 829, Local One IATSE, and holds a BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Cincinnati-CCM.


Rachel Wolff

(Stage Manager) Broadway: On A Clear Day, Next to Normal, Shrek, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Spamalot, The Frogs, Gypsy. Tours: Spamalot 1st National. Other NYC: White Noise, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Citizen Ruth, Cheer Wars, Hannah and Martin. Regional: BayStreet Theatre, Weston Playhouse. Graduate of NCSA.


Steve Henry

(Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: On A Clear Day..., The Coast of Utopia. National Tours: Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!. Off-Broadway: From Up Here, Tryst, It Goes Without Saying. Regional: The Berkshire Theatre Festival and Kansas City Starlight.


Michael Cassara, CSA

(Casting Director) is thrilled to continue his association with FAT CAMP! Current and recent credits include The City Club (Minetta Lane), The Jack Cole Project (dir. Chet Walker/Queens Theatre), The Man Who Came To Dinner (Peccadillo), Falling For Eve (York Theatre), Kingdom (The Old Globe). Upcoming projects include Dames At Sea (dir. Randy Skinner), the feature film "Contest", and the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America. Please visit MichaelCassara.net | @michaelcassara




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