CAROLINE BOWMAN (Eva) Broadway: Kinky Boots (Original cast member), Wicked. Tours: Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Fame: The Musical (Carmen), Grease (Rizzo). Workshops/Readings: Kinky Boots, Empire (Tanis). Proud Graduate of Penn State University, BFA Musical Theatre. Originally from the Baltimore- Washington area. Soffer/Namoff Entertainment: Thank you for changing my life. All my love and thanks to my beautiful family and friends. Shout out to Telsey Casting/Craig Burns for believing in me. Mom and Dad, I am forever indebted to you. God is good! @CarolineVBowman.
JOSH YOUNG (Che) Josh is thrilled to be a part of this incredible production. Josh received a 2012 Tony Award nomination and Theatre World Award for his critically acclaimed Broadway debut as "Judas" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar", directed by Des McAnuff. He appeared in two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where his credits include: "Judas" in Jesus Christ Superstar, "Connie Rivers" in Grapes of Wrath, and "Che" in Evita directed by Gary Griffin, earning Broadway World Awards for each. Josh also appeared as "Marius" in the US National Tour of Les Miserables and "Tony" in the International Tour of West Side Story. Josh has performed in North America's finest regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Baltimore Center Stage and North Carolina Theatre. He's been involved in new works with NYC's Roundabout Theatre Company, The Transport Group and The New York Musical Theater Festival. Josh's debut and new album Still Dreaming of Paradise are available on iTunes, Amazon, www.Josh-Young.com and at this theatre's merchandise stands wherever EVITA merchandise is sold. Josh is the co-founder of Cutting-Edge Composers (cuttingedgecomposers.com), a concert and weekly web series on broadwayworld.com, created to give exposure to musical theatre's next generation of songwriters. BFA Syracuse University. Tweet @joshpaulyoung.
SEAN MacLAUGHLIN (Perón) Was last seen on Broadway, US and Canada as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Other Broadway Credits include: Bombay Dreams, the original casts of The Woman In White, and Elton John’s Lestat. Off-Broadway: Tut (NYMF), Requiem for William, The Audience, and Baby: In Concert (Transport Group). Some favorite regional credits include: Camelot (Lancelot), The Rainmaker (Starbuck), The Rink (Dino), Floyd Collins (Homer), Violet (Monty), Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration: Merrily We Roll Along, and many more. Film/TV: Something the Lord Made (HBO), and South Pacific Live from Carnegie Hall (PBS). Equity Member since 1999. For Elaine and Quinn.
DESI OAKLEY (Eva Alternate) Desi Oakley is thrilled to be a part of the EVITA cast! Her Broadway credits include: Annie (Original Revival Cast), and Wicked. National Tour: Wicked, 1st and 2nd National Tours. Her favorite regional credits include: Ariel, The Little Mermaid; Eponine, Les Miserables, Music Theatre of Wichita. Desi was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and proudly earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan. After playing Eva Peron in college, it is an honor for her to portray this dynamic and powerful woman again. Gracious thanks to the EVITA team, CGF Talent, and Telsey & Co. Endless love to family and friends, especially M&D, F, C&L, JLK, LG, and A. For Daddy. Proverbs 3:5-6. www.desioakley.com
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTONE (Magaldi) Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Christopher now resides in New York City and Los Angeles. He trained as an opera singer at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Tanglewood Music Center (under the baton of James Levine) and several young artists program including Glimmerglass YAAP. Evita has been a dream show since he first discovered Broadway at age 13. It’s a dream come true to finally be part of such a prestigious show and cast. Christopher was also honored to be part of the 7-time, Tony Award winning Lincoln Center production of South Pacific that toured the U.S. and Canada. Reprising the role of Lt. Cable at Ogunquit Playhouse landed him a nomination for Broadway World Boston’s “Best Actor” award. Christopher continues to serve as a guest soloist for many orchestras including the Boston Pops, Houston Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and most recently the Omaha Symphony’s “The Wizard and I: An Evening of Stephen Schwartz” alongside Julia Murney, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Darius De Haas. Other collaborations include numerous roles with Lyric Opera San Diego, The Mark Morris Dance Group and Carnegie Hall. TV appearances include: “All My Children”, “Watch What’s Happening LIVE”, and “Personal Justice.” Please visit: www.johnstonechristopher.com for more.
KRYSTINA ALABADO (Mistress, Ensemble) Broadway: Green Day's American Idiot. 1st National Tours: Spring Awakening, American Idiot (dir. Michael Mayer). Off-Broadway/Regional: Camp Wanatachi (La MaMa), Pregnancy Pact (Weston Playhouse, Yale), Table (written by David Shire and Adam Gopnick, Long Warf Theatre), Fall Springs (Ars Nova), Freckleface Strawberry (MMAC reading). Look out for Krystina's latest commercial for MTV/Neutrogena! Huge thanks to Dad, Mom, the twins, Terry and Marilyn my managers, Jo, CESD, Telsey & Co, and love to my Matt. Proud Equity member! Visit www.krystinaalabado.com and follow Krystina on Twitter: @krystinaalabado for more!
RYAN K. BAILER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of the Evita cast and family! Ryan formerly was seen in Les Miserables (3rd National Tour, Javert U/S), Evita (Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire, Peron U/S), Forever Plaid (Chicago’s Royal George Theatre, Smudge), and A Wonderful Life (Chicago's Candlelight Theatre). After performing regularly on Chicago and New York stages, Ryan spent the past few years dipping his hand in the business world, where he founded Ryan Bailer Support (RBS), a Macintosh support company. Starting out by just helping friends with their computers, RBS now sports clients from New York, Detroit, Los Angeles, Hawaii & Scotland! Most importantly, because of the continued success of RBS, Ryan is now able to come back to his first love, and could not be happier to be a part of the National Tour of Evita. Ryan has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan (M Go Blue!), and is ever grateful to his friends and family for their love and support over the last few years. Ryan sends his love to his beautiful and amazing mother Penny, and dedicates his performance in Evita to his late father, Kermit. Special thanks go to Telsey & Company (casting), Brent Wagner, Eric, Greg & Rachel for their encouragement and care. And as always, Ryan gives praise to His Lord and Father in Heaven.
NICHOLAS BELTON (Ensemble) Hair (Berger u/s, Broadway & Tour), Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino), See Rock City & Other Destinations and Normal (Transport Group/Duke on 42nd), Wicked (Fiyero u/s, Chicago), My Life With Albertine (Marcel u/s, Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Turn of the Century (Goodman Theatre), Carousel (Billy, Long Wharf Theatre/Court Theatre), Ford's Theatre, Human Race, & Idaho Shakespeare. TV/Film: Days of Our Lives. CCM. Nicks also a chef. Check him out at www.kitchensurfing.com/nicholasbelton
JESSICA BISHOP (Ensemble) is thrilled to tango with this awesome cast! Bishop leaped onstage in 2008, playing Meg Giry in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, a role she later reprised on Broadway in 2011. Other credits include Broadway’s revival of West Side Story, Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry, Carousel at Goodspeed, and Our Town with Hal Holbrook. Hab 3:2. www.jessica-bishop.com.
RONALD L. BROWN (Ensemble) is excited to be involved in his tenth production of Evita! He has received popular and critical acclaim for his portrayals of Cervantes (Don Quixote) in Man of La Mancha, Juan Peron in Evita, Mark Rothko in Red, and Daddy Warbucks in Annie and its sequel Annie Warbucks. Other favorites include Camelot (Merlyn/ Pellinore), My Fair Lady (Lord Boxington/ Ensemble), Cats (Old Deuteronomy), The Secret Garden (Archibald), The Light in the Piazza (Priest), On The Twentieth Century (Cong. Lockwood), A Wonderful Life (Tom/ Joseph), Footloose (Shaw), Kiss Me, Kate (Harrison Howell). Ron is a proud and active member of Actors' Equity Association, and an avid golfer.
DIANA DiMARZIO (Ensemble) Broadway: Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman, original cast recording). National Tours: Light in the Piazza (Signora Naccarelli), Man of LaMancha (Aldonza), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit). Regional: Ten Cents a Dance (Williamstown Theater Festival, McCarter Theater): Europe: Sweeney Todd (Bavarian Radio Orchestra, cast recording), Carmen (Frasquita). Film: Find Me Guilty. TV: “The Sopranos.” Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. dianadimarzio.com
SAMANTHA FARROW (Ensemble) is so blessed to be a part of the Evita national tour. Previous theatre and dance Credits include: Cirque du Soleil (Zaia), Wicked 2nd National Tour, Sweet Billy and the Zooloos, NYC Summerstage with Nathan Trice Rituals and Jacobs Pillow with Abraham in Motion. She received her B.F.A. from NYU. All love and thanks to my family, MSA and Telsey.
KATHARINE HEATON (Ensemble) National Tours: Grizabella & Jellylorum (30th Anniversary Cats); Fiddler on The Roof. Favorite credits: Footloose (Cape Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theatre); Violet (New York University); George M! (Westchester Broadway Theatre); James Taylor’s One Man Band Tour/CD/DVD; National Anthem (Yankee Stadium). Thanks to my parents, Telsey, Kristen, The Mine and everyone who helped me get here. Psalm 28:7.
TONY HOWELL (Ensemble) is a dynamic and versatile artist with credits from New York to Shanghai. He last toured North America with Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Swing, u/s Lefou). Most recently, he originated the roles of Jose and Inner Goddess in 50 Shades of F****D Up, the forthcoming Off-Broadway parody. Prior to that, Tony completed Show Boat (Principal Dancer) at the Kennedy Center and helped raise 1.43 million dollars for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS through Broadway Bares 23. Other New York credits include Broadway Varietease (Swing) and Broadway Backwards 7 (Dance Captain). Tony’s favorite regional roles include the Emcee, Skimbleshanks, Action and Robert Martin. He is currently finishing his first book - a career and wellness guide for burgeoning performers. While Tony greatly enjoys teaching the art of theatre, he also enjoys coaching the business. He founded Creative Social Media, an educational company that helps artists generate momentum - creatively marketing and networking with great success. Tony Howell is a proud member of AEA and AGMA - and proud father to his dog, Max. Let's connect at www.Tony-Howell.com and @TonyHowell!
KATIE HUFF (Ensemble) Katie is thrilled to be a member of the 1st National Tour of Evita! Katie is originally from Boston, and holds a BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Credits include: The Sound of Music (Liesl), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Alice), Spamalot, Gypsy, Singin' in the Rain (Drury Lane), Chicago (Mason Street Warehouse), My Fair Lady (Paramount Theatre), Merrily We Roll Along (Music Theatre Company), as well as a number of concerts with The Broadway Dreams Foundation. She would like to thank her friends and family for all their love and support!
PATRICK OLIVER JONES (Ensemble) Before joining Evita, Patrick was swashbuckling and wooing maidens as the French pirate, Capt. Francois DuBois, in Swiss Family Robinson as part of the annual New York Musical Theater Festival. But Patrick is no stranger to the road as he was with The Addams Family 1st National Tour for a year and half, going on for both Lurch and Mal Beineke. His Off-Broadway credits include the world premieres of The Extraordinary Ordinary as well as Magdalene, where he worked under the incomparable Richard Maltby, Jr). He has also recently performed in the American premiere of Raindogs, a rock musical based on Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead, as well as regional productions of Tommy (Capt. Walker), Man of La Mancha (Carrasco), Les Misérables (Enjolras), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), and Grease (with Joey Fatone). One of his most spectacular productions was as a Principal Singer in Jubilee! at Bally's Las Vegas; that was in sharp contrast to the beautifully intimate Tango Buenas Aires in which he sang two songs from Evita. In addition to numerous musicals and showtunes, Patrick has also performed in such dramatic works as The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (Emerson), To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (David), The Tempest (Ferdinand), and Look Homeward, Angel (Eugene). His recordings include the original cast albums of Child of the Night, a musical based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, and First Comes Love, which first premiered at the Orlando Fringe Festival. You've also seen him in episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Blue Bloods as well as countless national commercials. Upcoming projects include a musical adaption of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, with score composed by Daniel Levy. www.patrickoliverjones.com
CHRIS KOTERA (Ensemble) A Kansas native, Chris is excited for his first national tour! Regional: Riverside, Pioneer Theatre, KC Starlight, Casa Mañana, STAGES St. Louis, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, New Theatre Restaurant, and Discoveryland! Chris is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and currently a student at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Much thanks to family, friends, coaches, and especially teachers!
IAN LIBERTO (Swing, Dance Captain) Broadway: Chaplin (OBC), How To Succeed..., Promises Promises, and Billy Elliot. Tours: A Chorus Line, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Billy Elliot. Regional: Papermill, TUTS, Sacramento Music Circus, Ravinia Festival, Marriott Theatre, Gateway and the Kennedy Center. Love to mom and Kasey. Graduate of Millikin University. Twitter: @ianliberto.
ALISON MAHONEY (Ensemble). NYC: Ragtime Anniversary Concert (Avery Fisher), CHURCH (Public Theater), Dream of Love (Lincoln Center) Regional: A Little Night Music (Baltimore Center Stage), Ragtime, The Sound of Music (Paper Mill) The King & I (OSTC). Soloist: Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, Boston Esplanade, the Vatican. As The Singing Baker: Food Network, CBS from the Couch & Playbill.com. Thanks to friends & family. www.alisonmahoney.com
ROBIN MASELLA (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled to be making her touring debut with Evita! NY Credits: Candide (Lincoln Center/NYCO). Regional favorites include Disney's The Little Mermaid, Crazy For You (Dance Capt), Seven Brides.., Carnival! (Dance Capt), Show Boat. Has performed regionally at Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed, TUTS & KC Starlight. Commercials: "NBC Ford/Smash". Love to Dad, Mom & Benji for their endless support!
MEGAN ORT (Ensemble) Megan is thrilled to be making her touring debut with Evita! A proud graduate of Ithaca College, she recently earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. Megan spent two summers as a member of The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program, where she appeared in The Music Man (Zaneeta Shinn), Annie Get Your Gun w/ Deborah Voigt (Dolly Tate cover), Aida, Carmen, and Lost in the Stars. Other credits include Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta), Coram Boy (Young Alexander/Aaron), Chicago, and Cats. Infinite thanks to Telsey+Co, Kristen Blodgette, Marc Webster, the HD, the GG, and especially Mom, Dad, and Caitlin.
KATERINA PAPACOSTAS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her touring debut! New York: Featured ensemble of Ever After directed by Kathleen Marshall, The Protagonists directed by Chris Gattelli. Other credits include Ethel Toffelmeir, Marian u/s Kate Baldwin (Arena Stage), Wendy in Mousical directed by Julie Andrews (Goodspeed), and Judy in White Christmas (Northern Stage). Many thanks to the entire Evita team for this incredible opportunity! Filakia MBNZ! katerinapapacostas.com
JOHN RIDDLE (Ensemble) Regional: Muny-The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Titanic, Legally Blonde and others, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Flat Rock Playhouse. Other: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, NYU GMTW, 54 Below. TV/Film: One Life to Live. CCM grad.Many thanks to Telsey & Co. and the CGF boys. Endless love to the fam and the Neens! Twitter: @jclayrids.
MORGAN ROSE (Swing) Favorite Credits: Shrek the Musical (1st Nat’l), Dear Edwina (Off-Bway), A Chorus Line (MSMT), George M! (TBTS), Funny Girl (Westchester). BFA MT FSU! Enormous thanks to my descamisados, Chris, Seth, Kristen, Craig/Telsey, Kate, Al, Ricky, Tim, Steven, Rach, Amanda, Jonathan, Raumakers, MNM and MSA! Her work is inspired by her parents and dedicated to the memory of her brother, Dustin.
JEFFREY C. SOUSA (Ensemble) Originally from Waterbury, Ct, Jeffrey is thrilled to be a part of this brilliant cast of Evita. Most recently he was dancing with the contemporary company Armitage Gone! Dance in NYC. Other credits include playing Bolo (u/s Bernardo) in West Side Story 1st Nat’l Tour, guest performing with Pennsylvania Ballet and Life Dance Company. As a graduate from The University of the Arts (class of 2010), he received the Outstanding in All Dance Styles Award and the Mary Louise Beitzel Grant for Student Excellence. Jeffrey would like to thank McDonald/Selznick Associates (MSA), his family, and friends for their undivided support and love. @JeffreyCSousa.
TUG WATSON (Swing) is thrilled to be a part of this production. Previous credits include the National Tours of Young Frankenstein (Swing), Cats (Munkustrap), and Annie (Ensemble). Tug has also performed at Casa Mañana, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and Light Opera Works in Chicago. A proud member of AEA, a graduate of Syracuse University, and son of Drew and Becky, he hopes you enjoy the show!