CASEY BAGNALL (Buttons/Darcy/Scab/Ensemble) is a 2015 graduate of Wichita State University and is so excited to be carrying the banner! Other credits include West Side Story (IHI Stage Around Tokyo), Hairspray (Crown Uptown), Forum (Light Opera of Oklahoma) and My Son Pinocchio (MTWICHITA). Huge thank you to his loving and supportive family, Donnie, Alex and Maggie! @cgbagnall
NOAH BARNES (Morris Delancey/Nunzio) is delighted to be performing in this production of Newsies with the White Plains Performing Arts Center! His most recent credits include Sister Act (Pablo) Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, Disaster! (Chad and Antony u.s.) and Sweeney Todd. Noah graduated from SUNY Fredonia this past May with a BFA in Musical Theatre and is happy to be doing what he loves. Noah would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support. Enjoy the show!
DEAN CESTARI (Davey) is thrilled to be back in his newsboy cap after playing the role of Davey at Theatre by the Sea this past summer. Other credits include: The Who’s Tommy (Lover), Stranger Sings! (Mike Wheeler), A Christmas Story (National Tour), Mamma Mia! (ACT of CT), South Pacific (Cape Playhouse) and Rocky Horror (Brad Majors). Upcoming Film: Bashira. Many thanks to the entire creative team for giving him this opportunity and to everyone at WPPAC for making this possible. Huge thanks to Avalon Artists Group, his family and fiercely loyal friends. www.deancestari.com @deancestari
NATHAN COCKROFT* (Race) is thrilled to be returning to WPPAC to carry the banner again! OKCU Alum, Previous credits include: Heathers at White Plains, Meadow Brook Theatre, Disney Cruise Lines, Grease! at MSMT, Newsies at ArtsHHI, and Mamma Mia! at WBT. A huge thank you to WPPAC, this incredibly talented cast and crew, the Roster Agency, my friends and family, and to Trevor for his unfailing support! www.NathanCockroft.com
SAMMY DELL (Les) is thrilled to join this talented cast at White Plains PAC. Sammy recently appeared as Billy (u/s Freddy) in the First National tour of School of Rock. He is grateful to his vocal teacher and theatrical coaches, Lexie Dorsett-Sharp and Jesse Sharp of Sharp Studios for their training and encouragement. Thanks to Take3Talent for their support and to the casting directors of WPPAC for this opportunity.
ELIJAH DILLEHAY* (Elmer/Spot/Scab 1) WPPAC debut! The Boston Conservatory, BFA Dance. Most recently seen in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1st National Tour). Other credits include: Grease (RCCL), West Side Story (Opera North), The Nutcracker (Nashville Ballet), and NC17 (Red Sky Studios). Couldn’t do this without my family and friends, I love you all. Instagram: @eadillehay
ZACH EISENBERG (Specs/Ensemble/Dance Captain) is thrilled to be making his White Plains Performing Arts Center debut. His recent credits include Elf (Ogunquit Playhouse), Flashdance (Gateway Playhouse) Guys and Dolls (Maine State Music Theatre), West Side Story (Opera North) and Carousel (Reagle Music Theatre). He is a proud graduate of Boston Conservatory with a BFA in musical theatre. He would like to thank the cast and crew, Josh Assor, Stephen Ferri, and his incredible CESD fam. Special shoutout to his literal fam for being the most supportive and loving people in the world. Insta: @zach_eisenberg
SEAN CASEY FLANAGAN (Wiesel/Stage Manager/Mr. Jacobi/Mayor) is ecstatic to be joining Newsies! He grew up in the Los Angeles area but is based in NYC as an actor/director, and is glad he could help create this beautiful story. Select recent credits include: Million Dollar Quartet (National Tour); Dir. The Wind In the Willow (Peterborough Players) ; Dir. Just A Little Darkness (Studio Recording); The Drowsy Chaperone (Peterborough Players); and Anne of Green Gables (National Tour). Select LA Theatre credits include: Dir. Teddy Bears and Cigarettes (World Premiere, Fullerton Fringe); The Taming of The Shrew (Alchemy); and Friends Like These (Hollywood Fringe). Sean received his Bachelor of Arts in Directing from California State University, Fullerton. In his free time he likes to play guitar, improv, and plot elaborate pranks that may never come to fruition. www.seancaseyflanagan.com
TIMOTHY MATTHEW FLORES (Mush/Ensemble) is making his WPPAC debut in Newsies. Credits: The Broadway National Tour of The King and I (Prince Chulalongkorn), Spring Awakening (Melchior Gabor) at NJSDA. Training: Marymount Manhattan College (Theatre Arts/Musical Theatre). Many thanks to my friends, family, and teachers for making this incredible experience possible. IG: @flores.tm
ALEC GALLAZZI (Romeo/Ensemble) is thrilled to be carrying the banner once again! Past credits include Godspell cast of 2032 (George), Hairspray (Link Larkin) The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert), Newsies (JoJo). A Winston-Salem, NC native Alec now lives In Harlem, NY and would love to thank his Friends, Family, and Bridget for inspiration and support.
ELLISHA MARIE (Medda Larkin) appeared at WPPAC in The Color Purple (Church Lady) and Ghost The Musical (Oda Mae Brown). Ellisha Marie is thrilled to return to the stage as Medda in Newsies! She attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has since played notable characters in Caroline or Change (Dotty Moffett), Hairspray (MotorMouth) and in After Midnight (Trio/Soloist) on NCL’s Escape. Special thanks to my loving family, friends, DBC and MEGA fam, for the continuous support. To God be the Glory!” www.ellishamarie.com, IG:@ellishamarie
CHRISTOPHER MCHUGH (Bunsen/Guard/Roosevelt/Ensemble) is excited to be making his WPPAC debut!Favorite recent credits include Jersey Boys (NCL), Teen Party Massacre (Off-Broadway), Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher starring Beth Leavel (Green Room 42), Saturday Night Fever (Walnut Street Theatre), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Bristol Riverside Theatre). Thank you to the entire creative team for this amazing opportunity and love to my family and Amanda! www.christopher-mchugh.com
MARK BRADLEY MILLER* (Mr. Pulitzer) recently: The Bridges of Madison County (Robert Kincaid), Kinky Boots (Mr. Price), Mamma Mia! (Sam 2x), My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins 3x) and the national tour of The Sound of Music (Baron Elberfeld). Other tours: South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber. New York: Romance Romance (Alfred/Sam), Into the Woods (Prince/Wolf), West Side Story (Tony), Pippin, The Secret Garden, Warsaw. Regional: Carousel (Billy), Nice Work…(Duke), Kiss Me Kate (Fred/Petruchio), Fantasticks (El Gallo), Funny Girl (Nick), 9 to 5 (Hart), Phantom (Phantom). Stock: Sacramento Music Circus, Weathervane Theatre and Pittsburgh CLO. Mark is also a professional photographer and interior designer. www.markbradleymiller.com
MATTHEW OSTER (Crutchie) is thrilled to return to WPPAC after performing in Aida. Favorite roles: Bobby (Saturday Night Fever), Sonny (In The Heights), and Marshall (Paw Patrol National Tour). Thank you to this creative team for giving him this incredible opportunity and also to this amazing cast and crew for putting on a beautiful production. A huge shoutout to his family and friends, old and new, from near and far, for their constant support and love! Enjoy the show! @turnupformatt www.matthewoster.info
MARCUS PARFITT (Tommy Boy/Henry/Scab 3/Ensemble) is honored to be making his regional debut with WPPAC in Newsies! Recent work: Dance, Dance, Dance Heartbeat! (Hershey Park, Asst. Dance Captain), Up on the Rooftop (Hershey Park, Dance Captain), Holland America Cruise Line (Aerial Captain). Much love to Mom, Jason, Sarah, Abby and family for their endless love and support! This one’s for you, Nan!
CALEB REESE PAUL (Les) is so excited to seize the day at WPPAC! Recent credits include the Broadway National Tour of Finding Neverland and FBI on CBS. Huge thanks to the Newsies cast and creative team, Dave McKeown, Shirley Grant Management, Badiene Magaziner, Rick Rea, Bob Marks, Janine Molinari, Denise Simon, Matt Newton, Hudson, and Maceo! IMDB, www.calebreesepaul.com, @calebreesepaul
TALEN PINER (Albert/Bill/Davey u/s) ) is thrilled to be carrying the banner for the first time. WPPAC debut! Selected regional credits: Sweat (Jason), Grease (Kenickie), Mamma Mia! (Sky), Little Women (Laurie), Madagascar: A Musical Adventure (Alex the Lion), Cabaret (Bobby), and Gentleman’s Guide… directed by Adam Cates. Talen would like to shout-out all the Newsies in this production for their unwavering support and care for each other. “Let’s kick our face and tell this story.” www.talenpiner.com @thepine95
ALEX PRAKKEN* (Jack Kelly) Returning to Newsies after playing Oscar Delancey on the First National Tour, and Jack at Paramount and La Mirada. Favorite Regional: Les Miserables (Marius, MUNY), 1776 (Courier, MUNY), Grease (Roger, PCLO), Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus, CRT), South Pacific (Cable, Olney Theatre Center), Next To Normal (Gabe, Farmers Alley Theatre). Concerts: 102 Years of Muny Magic (MUNY), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Green Room 42,) 1776 (54 Below). Training: University of Michigan, London Academy of Dramatic Arts. @alprakken
JACK SALEEBY (Finch/Ensemble) is a New York City based actor/storyteller and is thrilled to be making his WPPAC debut in Newsies! Most recently he was seen as Regy in his original musical Bright and Brave at Dixon Place. Other Credits: The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow, National Tour), Peter Pan (Curly), Head Over Heels (Ensemble), Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Hello Dolly (Cornelius), Jesus Christ Superstar. jacksaleeby.com IG: @jacksaleeby
STEVEN SCHROKO (Snyder/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his WPPAC debut. His regional credits include Other Desert Cities. He also can be seen in the Youtube webseries sensation, Queering. His TV credits include roles on Evil Lives Here, Diabolical, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Deuce. #steveschroko www.steveschroko.com
KRISTEN SEGGIO (Katherine Plumber) is thrilled to return to WPPAC and to be a part of this amazing production. Regional: Aida (Amneris u/s John W Engeman Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl, WPPAC), 90210: The Musical (Swing, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago). Favorite roles: Bring It On (Campbell, 52nd St. 5 Angels Theatre) and Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy). Proud graduate of CAP21 NYC. Heartfelt thanks to the fabulous production team, incredible cast and crew, and BWA. Forever grateful for Mom, Dad, Phil, and Sal. Stay true to your dreams and they will come true! www.kristenseggio.com
ALEX SKARMEAS (Nun/Bowery Beauty/Katherine u/s) is thrilled to be here! Previous credits include: Newsies(Katherine), Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals (Five Points), Pirates of Penzance, Rock of Ages, and more! She received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Special thanks to the White Plains team, her family and friends!
JAMES CONRAD SMITH (Seitz/Pulitzer u/s/Ensemble) is very excited to be returning to WPPAC – he was last here as Fr. Dupin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Select regional credits: Kodaly (She Loves Me – Princeton Festival), Prince Charles (My Princess Diana – Alvin Ailey), Warner (Legally Blonde – Downtown Cabaret Theatre), and most recently as Pirelli (Sweeney Todd – Oregon Cabaret Theatre). James is a northern New Jersey native, a director and a composer as well as an avid baker and hiker. This one’s for you, Pop. jamesconradsmith.com
AUSTIN TURNER (Oscar Delancy/Jack u/s) is thrilled to make his WPPAC Debut! Recently: “Galileo Figaro” in WE WILL ROCK YOU (Royal Caribbean) Training: B.M. in Music Education (Westminster Choir College), Acting Apprentice (Walnut St. Theatre), Full-Time Training Program (Broadway Dance Center). Austin teaches Piano, Guitar and Voice. He is a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and is in the process of completing a certification in Personal Training. @_austinturner
JAMIE ZEIDMAN (Nun/Hannah/Bowery Beauty/Medda u/s) is thrilled to be returning to WPPAC after appearing in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Jamie is a Native New Yorker who has spent the past 2 years traveling the world with Aida Cruises. In her professional career she has sung with such stars as Josh Groban and 30 Seconds To Mars. Love to her friends and family, and Happy Holidays! Jamiezeidman.com, Instagram: Jzeids