CAST

GARDAR THOR CORTES

The Phantom

Opera: Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Fenton (Falstaff), Alfredo (La Traviata), Rinucchio (Gianni Schicchi), Italian singer (Der Rosenkavalier), Vakula (Cherevichki), Chanfalla (Das Wundertheater), Il duca (Rigoletto), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Rodolfo (La Boheme) and Don Jose (Carmen). Theatre: Curly (Oklahoma), Tony (West Side Story), Raoul (Phantom of the Opera) Phantom (Lover Never Dies) TV: Nonni in the internationally acclaimed television series Nonni and Manni. CD: Cortes (2007) – nominated for Classical Brit Album of the Year, When You Say You Love Me (2008), Island (2011), Phantom Of the Opera Live (2011), I’m Still Here (with Elaine Paige) (2015.)   Gardar is thrilled to be making his US debut with Love Never Dies.

MEGHAN PICERNO

Christine

is delighted to make her national tour debut after recently starring as Cunegonde in Candide with New York City Opera directed by Hal Prince. Off-Broadway: The Dreyfus Affair (Ensemble of the Romantic Century), Musicals in Mufti: From Berlin to Broadway (York Theatre Company). Concerts: San Francisco Symphony, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Birdland, The Appel Room. Competitions: Plácido Domingo’s Operalia International Vocal Competition (London’s Royal Opera House). So much love and gratitude to my family, creatives, fairy godmothers, wonderful team, Uzan International Artists, Tara Rubin Casting, and Hal Prince for introducing me to the wonderful world of musical theater! www.meghanpicerno.com Instagram: @meghanpicerno

KAREN MASON

Madame Giry

Broadway: Wonderland (The Queen of Hearts), Hairspray (Velma), Mamma Mia (Tanya) (2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress), Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy. Off-Broadway/Regional: Chasing Rainbows/Goodspeed Opera House, CT (Kay Koverman), A Christmas Story (Miss Shields), And The World Goes ‘Round (Westside Theatre, NYC), Carnival/The York Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination for Best Supporting Actress). Concert/Cabaret: Carnegie Hall, Teatro Liceu, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s, The Kennedy Center, etc. A 12-time MAC Award winner, she has 7 solo CDs, including Better Days, which has the Emmy Award-winning song, Hold Me. www.karenmason.com

SEAN THOMPSON

Raoul

made his Broadway debut opposite Glenn Close as the understudy to the male lead in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard; he was also proud to appear in the ensemble of that production. Sean’s regional credits include roles in Kiss Me, Kate (Fred/Petruchio, Barrymore Award nomination); Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson, Henry Award nomination); and The Last Romance (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama – Theater Colorado). His concert work includes sharing stages with legends like Betty Buckley and Lillias White and performing live on PBS from San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. Proud alum of Temple University, Philadelphia. @oneseanthompson

MARY MICHAEL PATTERSON

Meg Giry

Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway), Anything Goes (Broadway), Liesl in The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall), Marianne in Sense and Sensibility (Denver Center), Judy in White Christmas (Syracuse Stage), Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain (PCLO, MTW, Marriott Theatre), Cosette in Les Miserables (Casa Manana), and Young Woman in Luck Be a Lady (Asolo Rep). Numerous shows at the St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, and appearances with the American Pops Orchestra. Mary Michael is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. Love to Cary, Massimo, Jacque, and Katelyn. For Michael. www.marymichaelpatterson.com

KATRINA KEMP

Fleck

made her acting/stuntwoman professional debut embodying Chucky the Killer Doll at Universal Studios Hollywood. She’s a Los Angeles native starring in the circus, Cirque Berzerk, several music videos (Rihanna), and guest star roles on television (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Man Seeking Woman, Faking It, The Eric Andre Show, American Horror Story, Fameless.) Katrina graduated in TV Production from Cal State University Northridge before twerking her way across South America with Miley Cyrus on the BANGERZ International Tour in 2014. She dedicates her performances to: “Beals/Kemp fam, R.A.I.D. and the freaks I call my friends. #OneOfUs.” (KMR Talent Agency)

RICHARD KOONS

Squelch

is beyond thrilled to be a part of Love Never Dies. He is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM in Vocal Performance). Credits include: Hairspray (Edna), Les Miserables (Valjean), Cats (Old Deuteronomy), The Secret Garden (Archibald), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), A Christmas Carol (Christmas Present), Seussical (Horton), Titanic the Musical (Etches). Special thanks: Kathy Olsen at Encompass Arts, Tara Rubin Casting, and my ever supportive friends and family Joyce, Ed, Rhys, and Russell. For you Mom! www.richardkoons.net

STEPHEN PETROVICH

Gangle

Dream come true! Tour: Beauty and the Beast (u/s Lumiere). Regional: North Shore, Theatre by the Sea, MGR Playhouse, Moonlight Amphitheatre, WV Public Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum. Favorites: The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow & Tin Man), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert), Spamalot, La Cage, Hairspray (3x), 42nd Street. BFA Musical Theatre: The Boston Conservatory. Thank you Kristen Blodgette and Tara Rubin Casting! Love to Mom, Dad, NM & Harry. @stephenpetrovich

CASEY LYONS

Gustave

is thrilled to play Gustave in Love Never Dies. Previous credits: Michael in Mary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), First Genie in The Magic Flute (Lyric Opera Chicago), Harold Baxter in Hazel: A Musical Maid in America (Drury Lane), Hero Boy in The Polar Express Train Ride Chicago (Union Station), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane). Casey would like to thank Roberta Duchak and Scott Calcagno for vocal and acting training, as well as Stewart Talent and his family and friends for their love and support. “Blessed be God in all of his designs.” caseylyons.me

JAKE HESTON MILLER

Gustave

is thrilled to make his National Tour debut! Most recently seen as Fletcher Blake in the co-production tour of Disney’s Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse and Alley Theatre). New York: Radio City Music Hall Rockette’s Summer Spectacular, Soloist USTA US Open, School of Rock Promo tour. Regional: Oliver in Oliver! (Arena Stage), Tiny Tim in Scrooge No More! (Busch Gardens). Voice Over: Eep the mouse in Mother Goose Club, Mighty I.T., Kobe Bryant’s MuseCage. Love to J4 and my village. Thank you Eddie at Take3, Elysabeth, Joe, Tara Rubin Casting and this amazing creative team. Follow @jakesings05

CHELSEY ARCE

Ensemble

Broadway: Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour. Tours: Memphis, Evita (First Nationals). Daniel Ezralow’s OPEN. Regional: Guys & Dolls at The Old Globe and BSC’s, STC’s Forum. Film/TV Credits: Kennedy Center Honors, Ted 2, AMICI, Sochi Olympics. Graduate of The Boston Conservatory. *Helen Hayes Nominee. Special thanks to BlocNYC, Tara Rubin, Scouch, as well as her family and friends for all their continued love and support. @ChelseyArce

ERIN CHUPINSKY

Dance Captain/Swing

Off Broadway: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Tours: Hello, Dolly!, CATS, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wonderful Town (1st Nat’l). Regional Favorites: The Tempest (Ariel), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Chicago, Victor Victoria. Training: BFA, Western Michigan University. LAMDA (London).  Erin has run 24 marathons and is an ironman triathlete.  Endless gratitude to Kristen, and the LND team! www.erinchupinsky.com @erinchupinsky

DIANA DIMARZIO

Ensemble, u/s Giry

Broadway: The Visit/Annie Dummermut (cast recording), Sweeney Todd/Beggar Woman(cast recordings); National tours: Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Man of LaMancha Regional: Williamstown Theater Festival: June Moon, The Visit, Ten Cents a Dance, McCarter, American Conservatory Theater, Sweeney Todd w/Münchner Rundfunkorchester(cast recording) and Virginia Opera. Oklahoma w/ Charlottesville Opera. Soprano soloist w/Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony,Westfield Symphony, Agean Chamber Orchestra (in Ephesus) Graduate Carnegie Mellon University. dianadimarzio.com

TYLER DONAHUE

Ensemble, u/s Gangle

National tour debut! Originally from Texas, Tyler has performed both in his home state and abroad. International: Love Never Dies in Hamburg, Germany; Sing-Along in Madrid, Spain. Regional: The Most Happy Fella (Pasquale), Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, Hair (Margaret Meade), Cabaret, Rocky Horror Show. Love to Jorge, Mom, Dad and Jed.

YESY GARCIA

Ensemble, u/s Fleck

is thrilled to be making her tour debut with Love Never Dies! Credits include: Mamma Mia! (RCCL) and In The Heights (TUTS). Thanks to my family, friends, Ash and CTG for the endless love and support! Instagram: @_yesygarcia

ALYSSA GIANNETTI

Swing, u/s Christine

is beyond thrilled to be making her professional debut with Love Never Dies! Originally from Detroit, MI, Alyssa recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Opera Performance. Grazie mille to my incredible family, friends, mentors, and the Professional Artists team for their endless support. @agiannetti22 www.alyssagiannetti.com

MICHAEL GILLIS

Ensemble, u/s Raoul, u/s Phantom

is overjoyed to be part of the Love Never Dies tour. He was recently Harry Bright in Mamma Mia. Other credits: Raoul in Phantom of the Opera, Tony in West Side Story, and Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. All my love to the family and je t’aime Boop. michaelgillis.net

TAMAR GREENE

Ensemble

is thrilled to be a part of the LND Company! Broadway National Tour/NYC: The Golden Apple (NY City Center, Ensemble), After Midnight (NCL, Quartet Leader), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Fisherman), Show Boat (Lincoln Center PBS, Charlie). Regional: Sister Act (Curtis), Ragtime (Booker T Washington), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II). Much Love!  www.TamarGreene.com

NATALIA HAGAN

Ensemble

is overjoyed to be a part of this production. She recently appeared as Anytime Annie in the 42nd Street National Tour. She has performed in regional theaters across the country, Off-Broadway, and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. She would like to lovingly thank her family, mentors and Hudson Artists Agency!

LAUREN LUKACEK

Ensemble, u/s Madame Giry

Tours: R+H’s Cinderella (First National – u/s Marie, u/s Madame), My Fair Lady (Int’l – u/s Eliza).  Regional: The Sound of Music (Maria), White Christmas (Betty), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Carousel (Carrie); plus NSMT, Ogunquit, Engeman. B.F.A. Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory. Proud member of Actor’s Equity.  For my family. www.laurenlukacek.com

ALYSSA MCANANY

Ensemble, u/s Meg

National/ International Tour: Joseph… Technicolor Dreamcoat (u/s Narrator). Favorite Credits: Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Miss Saigon (Gigi), Mamma Mia! (Ali). Love and gratitude to my incredible family, friends, and everyone at Tara Rubin Casting! Psalm 23. www.alyssamcanany.com @alyssamcanany

RACHEL ANNE MOORE

Ensemble, u/s Christine

is a Seattle born soprano who got her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and her Master of Music from the University of Tennessee, where she was awarded the 2008 Spivey Humanities Fellowship. Some of her operatic roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Abigail Williams (The Crucible), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Kathie (The Student Prince) and Frasquita (Carmen). Moore spent several years in Northern Germany singing the roles of Carlotta Giudicelli in Das Phantom der Oper and Christine Daaé in Liebe Stirbt Nie.

BRONSON NORRIS MURPHY

Ensemble, u/s Phantom

comes directly from The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway where he has been seen as Raoul (and 9 other roles!) Nat’l Tour: CATS (30th Anniversary); Regional: 40+ roles at some really fun places! Endless gratitude to KB and our inspiring creative team. For my family. Follow me @BronsonBiz!

DAVE SCHOONOVER

Ensemble, u/s Gangle, u/s Raoul

National Tours: Young Frankenstein, White Christmas, Cats. Off Broadway: The Fantasticks. Regional: The Muny, TUTS, Goodspeed, Huntington Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pennsylvania Shakes, Finger Lakes MTF,  Westchester Broadway, The Hippodrome Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Forestburgh Playhouse. Thanks to The Mine. BFA UWSP. Proud AEA member. LtoR. @schoonyman

ADAM SONIAK

Swing

is thrilled to be a part of the American premiere of this beautiful show. Tours: West Side Story (international.) Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Westchester Broadway, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. Love and thanks to his amazing family for their continued support.

JOHN SWAPSHIRE IV

Ensemble

St. Louis Missouri native. He graduated from CVPA HS. He trained under the direction of Lee Nolting and Alicia Graf Mac at C.O.C.A. B.F.A in Dance from the UMKC. He’s performed with St. Louis Black Repertory Theater. Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Dirty Dancing National Tour. He’s also performed internationally in China.

KELLY SWINT

Ensemble, u/s Meg, u/s Fleck

is overjoyed to be a part of this beautiful show! She is originally from Albany, NY and a recent Wagner College graduate. Kelly was last seen in the workshop for Austen’s Pride as Lydia Bennet. Special thanks to my family and Nicolosi & Co. for their constant support! For more info visit kellyswint.com

LUCAS JOHN THOMPSON

Ensemble, u/s Squelch

Broadway: CATS (Neil Simon Theatre). Regional: Hello Dolly! (Riverside), The Music Man (TUTS), La Cage aux Folles (North Shore), Good News! (Goodspeed). BM/MM Jacobs School of Music. Infinite thanks to the LND team, DHA, and Tara Rubin Casting. Endless love to my family and Andy. @lucasjohnthompson

CORREY WEST

Swing

Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific; National Tours: Anything Goes (1st National), 42nd Street; NY Theatre: Showboat (Lincoln Center), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Regional Theatres Include: Virginia Stage Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Capital Rep, Cape Playhouse, Barrington Stage Company, Riverside Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company. @correywest

ARTHUR WISE

Ensemble

Nat’l tour of My Fair Lady. Regionally: The Unfortunates, Ah, Wilderness! (ACT) Guys and Dolls (GLTF), August Osage County (White Plains PAC) in White Christmas (Arkansas Rep), Graduated Baldwin Wallace MT program and recent grad of ACT’s MFA program. See him in the current reboot of The Tick on Amazon