(ORIGINAL 2014 FINGENYC PRODUCTION)
Erica Diaz (Annie) is delighted to be making her FringeNYC debut portraying Annie in the production of Vestments of The Gods. Erica is a recent graduate of The New School, and is currently studying with Sheila Gray. Theatre experience include Here's Killing You, Kid (OPTC) and The Cradle Will Rock (New School). Most recently, Erica performed "Good Morning" from Singing in the Rain at a local benefit concert, where she had the honor of sharing the stage and a few high-fives with Broadway’s own Willy Falk (Miss Saigon).
Scott Schafer* (Principal Creon) NY credits: Bedroom Farce; Eccentricities of a Nightingale; Major Barbara (with Meagan Mullally); The Triangle Factory Fire Project. On Broadway, Scott played Andy in Raggedy Ann (Nederlander). Regional credits: Dracula (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Side Man, Almost September (St Louis Rep); Our Town (Geva); No Exit (Imago); Round and Round the Garden (Depot); Present Laughter, A Day in Hollywood (Pioneer); ...Forum (Ordway). Scott is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (www.tactnyc.org). Television credits include: Chapelle's Show; American Dream; One Life to Live; Unsolved Mysteries; and, yes, Law and Order.
Jennifer Lauren Brown* (Ms. Mene) is thrilled to join the Vestments of the Gods team! Jennifer has performed in theatres across the country. Past credits include: Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy), Company (Amy), [title of show] (Susan), Spelling Bee (Olive), Man of LaMancha (Antonia). She is developing a play she co-wrote called Hedda Gabler Stars in She Loves Me (featuring Thea), in which she plays Hedda. Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard and a proud member AEA. www.jenniferlaurenbrown.com
Jennifer Cody* (Vera Harper) BROADWAY: Original companies of Urinetown, Taboo, Pajama Game, Shrek, Seussical as well as A Christmas Story, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, No No Nanette (Encores), Best Little Whorehouse, and Cats. Also original companies of Charles Bush's Judith of Bethulia, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party and Henry and Mudge. TV: Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Law and Order, Winx Club, Robot and Monster, Phineaus and Ferb, Gravity Falls, American Dad. Film: Lucky Stiff, Khumba and the voice of Charlotte in Disney's The Princess and the Frog.
Perri Yaniv* (Terry) born and raised in Washington Heights and Harlem, is grateful to be included in this part of Vestments’ journey with Owen, Joey, cast and crew. Thanks to Elena K. Holy and the Fringe staff; 6th show with FringeNYC in 12 years., thankful he started here, where art with shoe-string budgets can be developed and presented with collective grassroot efforts and a wonderful community. www.perribazyaniv.com
Sam Perwin* (Mr. Neeces) considers himself a master of the Panettieri ouvre, having done every conceivable reading of this and many other Panettieri masterworks. He is very excited to bring Mr. Neeces to life. Previous roles include Skip in Life Could be a Dream (Meadowbrook), Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music (Gretna), Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl (Gretna), and The Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance (Fiddlehead). www.samperwin.com
Sean Bennett Geoghan (Hayden) Recent NY Theatre: Last Man Out (Theatre for the New City); Deja Who (Midtown International Theatre Festival); Miró, Community Service (Gallery Players Black Box Festival). TV: Law & Order SVU, Law & Order." A born and bred New Yorker, Sean earned his BA in Psychology and Theatre from the Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York. www.seangeoghan.com
Molly McKenna Dillon (Lily Harper) is quite excited to be making her professional debut in Vestments of the Gods. She graduated from Tisch in 2013 with a BFA in acting, and she will be moving to London in September to study in LAMDA's graduate acting program! She'd like to thank her friends for their fun and wisdom, her family for their love and support, and her Mom for, you know...pretty much everything. Enjoy the show!
Elyssa Renee Ramirez (Margot) is super pumped to be making her professional NY debut with Vestments of the Gods at FringeNYC! This spring, Elyssa received her BA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Geneseo, and performed at the Oregon Cabaret Theater as Betty Jean in The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns. Favorite Geneseo roles include Mayzie in Seussical, Reno in Anything Goes and Ilse in Spring Awakening. Thank you to the creative team and the cast! Mucho amor a la familia!
Andreas Wyder (Nicholas/”Ghosts” Soloist) is honored and thrilled to be making his NYC Fringe Festival debut in this beautiful production! Favorite credits include: National Tour: How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (Young Max), Titanic The Musical (Bellboy); Off-Broadway/NYC: Berenstain Bears LIVE! (Brother Bear), Mexican Hayride (Junior) at Theatre Row, Slam Team (Jonathan); Regional: Next to Normal (Gabe). Huge love and thanks to this amazing cast/creative team, phenomenal friends, and YOU, for just being you! www.andreaswyder.com
Max King (Scott) is a native New Hampshirite and proud Wagner College grad. Favorite roles include Emmett in Legally Blonde, Henry in Next to Normal, and Joey in New Dawn, which just made it's New York premiere at the Midtown Theatre Festival. Thanks to my friends and family for all their love and support, and to my teachers for the lessons that made me who I am today.
Bryson Bruce (Cole) has been acting since he was seven years old. He just recently moved to NYC from Kansas City, Missouri to pursue acting. His prior roles include Flick in Violet, Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Belize in Angels in America, and Moritz in Spring Awakening. This is the first NYC production he has been involved in, and he couldn't be more excited to make his New York debut with such a great show.
Lauren Alice Smith (Caitlin/”Ghosts” Soloist”) is thrilled to be part of Vestments of the Gods and FringeNYC! Favorite credits include Little Women: The Musical (Amy March), Singin' in the Rain (Dora Bailey/Miss Dinsmore), and The Medium (Mrs. Gobineau). She is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Thanks to her friends and family for their continued love and support!
Michael Hull (Evan) Off B'way: Little Shop of Horrors (Lucille Lortel Theatre). Favorite credits include: Spring Awakening (Moritz, Manor Theatre), Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod, The Hippodrome Theater), Rescue Rue! (NY Children’s Theater Festival), RENT (Mark), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Godspell (Jeffrey), The Music Man (Marcellus). Michael is also the co-writer of his original one-man show, Sorry, Not Sorry, the premiere of which was presented by Peter Schneider Productions. Michael received his BA at Muhlenberg College. www.MichaelHull.net @ItsMikeHull
Megan Mekjian (Jessica) is thrilled to be a part of Vestments of the Gods! Recently she performed in the pre-Broadway production of On the Town at Barrington Stage Company, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Josh Bergasse. Other recent credits: Annie Get Your Gun at the Fireside Theatre (u/s & perf Annie) and the Fiddler on the Roof National Tour (Fruma Sarah, u/s & perf Tzeitel).
Allison Winn (Kira) is very excited to make her FringeNYC debut! Past credits include Track 3 (Festival de Cannes official selection, 2014), Far From Heaven (Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2012), and The Music Man (Harbor Lights Theater Company, 2011). Allison would also like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support.
*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association. Equity approved showcase.