Cast

Kevin AnthonyKEVIN ANTHONY (REG/ADDITIONAL ROLES) Having just finished the Encore Series at City Center’s production of The Wiz, Kevin Anthony is happy to be a part of The Kid. He brings a breadth of experience both as a performer and producer. As a performer, he has thrilled audiences on & off Broadway (Miss Saigon, Grease, Dreamgirls) as well as in over 34 countries. Capitalizing on artist relationships forged throughout his career, he has been responsible for generating work for his peers as a booking agent & producer, as well as co-founding B2: Productions & Black 2: Broadway (www.black2broadway.com). His commitment to the performing arts and business ethic has earned him the respect of his industry both on and off the stage.
Zachary BergerZACHARY BERGER (UNDERSTUDY FOR BACCHUS/MALE ENSEMBLE) is extremely excited to be making his NY debut at The New Group. He hails from Niskayuna, NY, and is a recent Graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Previous credits include The Who’s Tommy (w. Alice Ripley), Mame (w. Michelle Lee), and Peter Pan (w. Cathy Rigby) with the Pittsburgh CLO. He has also done a few productions with NYSTI. Thanks to my teachers who have inspired me to keep growing and shaping my life. Special thanks to my friends, Stewart Talent, Mom, Dad, and Sis.
Susan BlackwellSUSAN BLACKWELL (ANNE/ADDITIONAL ROLES) played herself in the Broadway musical [title of show]. She has written and performed original material for many projects, including [title of show] and Broadway.com’s Side by Side by Susan Blackwell. Off-Broadway: [title of show] at the Vineyard, NYMF and Ars Nova, Speech and Debate at The Roundabout, Anon at The Atlantic, and Peter Patrone in The Heidi Chronicles. Television: “The Good Wife”, “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order”. Films: P.S.: I Love You, Margot at the Wedding. Currently developing a theatriconcert entitled And Now This is Happening with support from The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and The MacDowell Colony. Susan is an avid teacher of creative writing, performance and vampire slaying. www.susanblackwell.com
Jane BrockmanJANE BROCKMAN (UNDERSTUDY FOR JUDY/FEMALE ENSEMBLE) is thrilled to be working with The New Group. Most recently, Jane was seen as Inga-Lena in Kristina (Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, London). B’way /Tours: Tour Guide/Margaret in The Light in the Piazza(1st Nat’l), Sister Berthe, Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol (B’way) Other theatre: Lady Anne in Camelot (Lincoln Ctr), Showboat (Carnegie Hall), Widow/Ayah in Kismet (Encores!), Marme in Little Women, Chelsea in On Golden Pond, Mille in 7 Brides, Nettie in Carousel, Maria in Lend Me A Tenor, Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music. Film/TV: The Producers, “Law and Order SVU”, “All My Children”.
Jill EikenberryJILL EIKENBERRY (JUDY) Broadway – Moonchildren, All Over Town directed by Dustin Hoffman, Summer Brave, Watch on the Rhine and Onward Victoria. Off Broadway: Uncommon Women and Others, Lemon Sky (Obie Award), Life Under Water (Obie Award), Save Grand Central, A Picasso, Enter Laughing – The Musical. Film: Arthur, Hide in Plain Sight, Butch and Sundance: the Early Days, Rich Kids, The Manhattan Project, Manna From Heaven. Television: “LA Law” (5 Emmy nominations, Golden Globe Award), numerous TV movies, including “An Inconvenient Woman” and “Chantilly Lace.” Guest appearances: “Judging Amy”, “Numbers”, “Law and Order”.
Jeannine FrumessJEANNINE FRUMESS (MELISSA) is proud to be making her off-Broadway debut with The New Group. New York credits include Burn (NYC Fringe), Café PlayaMoon (78th St. Theatre Lab), and Songs for a New World (The Tank). Favorite roles include bare (Ivy), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drood et al.), and Bat Boy: The Musical (Shelley). Recent graduate of Vassar College. Recipient of NFAA Arts Award in Theater. Thanks to Ann Ratray, Celeste Simone, her parents and friends, and especially, to everyone involved in this production.
Ann HaradaANN HARADA (RUTH/ADDITIONAL ROLES) originated the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q on Broadway and in the current West End production. Other B’way: 9 to 5 (Kathy, u/s Violet), Les Miserables (Mme. Thenardier), Seussical, M. Butterfly. Off-B’way: Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, National Asian American Theatre Co., and the Vineyard Theatre, where she is a member of the Community of Artists. Film: Feel, Hudson River Blues, Happiness. Recent TV: “Lipstick Jungle” (as Victory’s mother), “Cashmere Mafia”, “Johnny and the Sprites”, “Rescue Me”. Co-wrote/starred in Christmas Eve with Christmas Eve to benefit Broadway Cares. As always, for her parents, PJL and Elvis.
Tyler MaynardTYLER MAYNARD (CHAD/ADDITIONAL ROLES/UNDERSTUDY FOR TERRY) The LittleMermaid(Flotsam), Mary Poppins (Valentine), Mamma Mia, Altar Boyz (Theater World Award, Lortel and Drama Desk nominations), Miracle Brothers (Vineyard Theatre), Bye Bye Birdie (Encores). Other: St. Louis Muny, PCLO and The Goodspeed. National Tour: Disney’s On the Record. TV and Film: Palindromes (dir. Todd Solondz), Red Doors, “Ugly Betty” and “Gravity”. This one’s for my sisters, Ashley and Brooke, and their kids.
Brooke Suny MoriberBROOKE SUNNY MORIBER (SUSAN/ADDITIONAL ROLES/UNDERSTUDY FOR MELISSA) The New Group: Aunt Dan and Lemon, Hazelwood Jr. High. Broadway: The Wild Party (Nadine), Parade (Iola Stover), James Joyce’s The Dead (Lily), Threepenny Opera, Follies, Aspects of Love, Les Miserables. Off-Broadway: Shlomo, My Life With Albertine, The Dead. TV/Film: “Law and Order CI”, “Descent”, 1999/2000/2006 “Tony Awards”, “Swift Justice”, “As the World Turns”, “A Town’s Revenge”. Other Theatre: Caligula, Lulu, The Road to Ruin. Brooke premiered Randy Newman’s “Stupid Little Songs” in The Education of Randy Newman. When she is not performing theatrically, Brooke can be found rocking out her original music in clubs all over Manhattan. www.brookemoriber.com
Justin pattersonJUSTIN PATTERSON (JOSH/ADDITIONAL ROLES) Broadway: 9 to 5 (u/s Joe, Dwayne, Dick, and Tinsworthy), Young Frankenstein (u/s The Monster), All Shook Up (u/s Chad and Sheriff Earl). National Tours: Spamalot (u/s King Arthur, Lancelot, & Bedevere), Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka). Regional credits include All Shook Up, Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), South Pacific (Cable), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson). TV: “Ugly Betty”. Film: Across the Universe. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Love and thanks to my family, wife Heidi, and our own “Kid” arriving in May!
Christopher SeiberCHRISTOPHER SIEBER (DAN) Broadway: Shrek (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League nominations), Spamalot (New York and West End, Tony nomination), Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love, A Christmas Carol. NYC Opera: Cinderella, Eric Idle’s Not the Messiah, a comic oratorio (Toronto Symphony). Off-Broadway: Avow, The Boys in the Band. Regional: Company, The Boys from Syracuse (Reprise!). TV: “Pushing Daisies”, “Johnny and the Sprites”, “It’s All Relative”, “Two of a Kind”, “Sex and the City”, “Ed”, “Guiding Light”, “All My Children”, “Another World”. Mr. Sieber has not appeared on “Law & Order”.
Lucas SteeleLUCAS STEELE (TERRY ) Broadway: The Threepenny Opera (with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming). Off-Broadway and other New York: Oliver Twist (TFANA), Corpus Christie (Bouwerie Lane Theater), Wickets (3LD), Twilight In Manchego (NYMF), Dalliance In Vienna (ATA), Cheri (The Actor’s Studio), and John Tartaglia: ADLIBerty. Regional credits include world premieres at ART, Berkeley Rep., Rubicon Theatre Company, and the Walnut Street Theater, as well as the critically acclaimed TFANA production of Shakespeare’s Othello at the Intiman. A singer/songwriter and also an original member of the The Broadway Boys. Thank you Andy, Jack, Michael, and Scott. www.LucasSteele.com
Michael WartellaMICHAEL WARTELLA (BACCHUS /ADDITIONAL ROLES) Michael is thrilled to be working with The New Group. He appeared Off-Broadway as JoJo in Seussical with Theaterworks/USA. Regional credits include A Prayer for Owen Meany and A Christmas Carol, both with the Denver Center Theatre Company, and Oliver Twist in a coproduction with A.R.T. Theatre for a New Audience (Off-Broadway), and Berkeley Rep. His film credits include; Gibbz in Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, and (Young Benjamin) in the Hallmark original movie Loving Leah. He graduated form Circle in the Square Theater School Class of ‘06. So much love to April and Hunter.