Natalie Weiss (Molly) is thrilled to be playing Molly! Her voice can be heard in the upcoming Hugh Jackman movie musical, The Greatest Showman, and on the Original Broadway Cast album of Dear Evan Hansen. Broadway/Tours: Everyday Rapture, Les Miserables, Wicked. TV: American Idol Season 4. Natalie has toured internationally teaching & doing solo concerts, but is most well known for her performance videos and popular web series, “Breaking Down The Riffs” on YouTube. www.natalieweiss.net
Steven G. Douglas (Sam) is overjoyed to be making his debut at the White Plains Performing Arts Center! He previously starred as Sam Wheat in the 1st National Tour of Ghost. Additional credits include South Pacific (Asolo Rep) Five Points by Lyons & Pakchar (Theater Latté Da), The Gold (NYMF), and Loch Lomond by Reilly & Herskowitz (Opera America). Steven is a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. “Love to Mom and Dad, always.” @stevengdouglas
Wayne Shuker (Carl) is thrilled to be making his WPPAC debut. Other credits include Ghost (Sam), High Society (George), Rocky Horror (Rocky), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jimmy Winter), and The Full Monty (Teddy). Wayne holds a MM from New York University and a BM from CCM. Much love to Mom and Dad.
Jaela Cheeks-Lomax (Clara) is delighted to be making her debut with the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Credits include: The Human Incubator (SheNYC Festival), and K.C@BAT!(Open Arts Alliance). She was also at this year’s Tony Awards where she was an extra alongside the cast of The Great Comet! Jaela thanks her family for their unfailing love and support. Shout out to Young at Arts where it all began. Instagram @Jcheekslomax
Ellisha Marie (Oda Mae) first appeared at WPPAC as a “Church Lady” in The Color Purple and is thrilled to be returning to the stage as Oda Mae Brown. She attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has played notable characters such as “Dotty Moffett” in Caroline or Change, “MotorMouth” in Hairspray on RCCL’s Oasis and “Trio/Soloist” in After Midnight on NCL’s Escape. Always Glory to God, heartfelt thanks to family and friends! www.ellishamarie.com,IG:@ellishamarie
Greg Laucella (Subway Ghost) WPPAC debut. Previous credits include: In The Heights (Westchester Broadway Theatre, Phoenix Theatre); Altar Boyz (Playhouse on Park; Sharon Playhouse); Disney Cruise Line; Miss Saigon (Walnut Street Theater); 25th Annual … Spelling Bee (Philadelphia Theater Company/Papermill Playhouse co-production); Seussical the Musical(TheaterWorks USA, National Tour). Thanks to Todd and everyone at ATB. With love to my family and friends for their unending support. IG: @greglaucella
T.J. Newton (Willie Lopez; Dance Captain) Select NYC/Regional: Chino in West Side Story (Connecticut Repertory, Prather Entertainment, Arizona Broadway), Empire (Workshop), Saturday Night Fever, Chicago, In The Heights, A Chorus Line, Evita, All Shook Up. Thanks to Mom, and Meghan and Penny at The Luedtke Agency. For Dad. Here Right Now. www.tj-newton.com
Kenya Hamilton (Louise/ Oda Mae US) is making her White Plains Performing Arts Center debut. Her credits include Ghost (Oda Mae Brown), Sister Act (Tina/ Nun Ensemble), Barnum (Joyce Heth), Ain’t Misbehavin‘ (Armelia), Rent (Joanne), A Catered Affair (Myra), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Brenda), Rejoice (Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (Beth), Beehive (Jasmine), Cafe Puttanesca (Duchess), Godspell (Joann), For Colored Girls… (Lady in Blue), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Soulgirl). She has also performed at the world famous Apollo Theatre. Kenya is a graduate of Ithaca College where she received her BFA in musical theatre. Thanks to Doodle, my family, and friends who encouraged me to continue to seek this dream. It takes a village!
Kenneth Kyle Martinez (Hospital Ghost) can be heard most recently on Disney’s 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast film. Other Recordings include: The Temple of the Souls, and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Theatre Credits: Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiphas), Yours, Anne (Mr. Pfeffer), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Rags (Saul), The Temple of the Souls (Nemesio), Side By Side By Sondheim (Man 1), Les Miserables (Marius), Songs for a New World (Man 2), And the World Goes ‘Round (Man 2), Into The Woods (Wolf/Baker/Lucinda). For Shirley and CA.
Chloe Kostman (Mrs. Santiago/Molly US) is a born and raised Brooklyn kid. She is thrilled to be joining the WPPAC family in this awesome show with this amazing and hilarious cast! Recent credits include Olive in Spelling Bee.. and Jeannie in Hair as well as many new works! Thank you Joe, Stephen, Lexi and Chris for your fierce leadership, undying support and many many laughs. All the love to my family and the friends who are family for your love. Kindness is the answer. @search4chloe www.chloekostman.com