My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
Music by Frederick Loewe,
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner,
Book by Alan Jay Lerner
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion
One of the most successful and award-winning musicals in Broadway history, My Fair Lady is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters. Professor Henry Higgins loves language and Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle desires to speak like a lady. Embarking on a social experiment, sparks fly in the most unexpected places in this clash of cultures. With witty dialogue and jubilant songs including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” My Fair Lady is frequently called, “the perfect musical.”
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James Beaman* (Zoltan Karpathy) is thrilled to return to Riverside Theatre, where he appeared previously as Bela Zangler in Crazy For You and Rudolph in Hello, Dolly! This is his sixth production with director James Brennan. Recent credits: Captain Hook in Peter Pan, North Shore Music Theatre; Feste in Twelfth Night and Fennyman in Shakespeare in Love in repertory, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre; Nathan in Guys and Dolls, Maine State Music Theatre. James starred as Sir Robin in the First National Tour of Spamalot. Film: Till We Meet Again. Television: “Law & Order: SVU.” Visit James at: www.jamesbeaman.com.
Denali Bennett* (Ensemble) is so excited to be making her Riverside Theatre debut and to be joining the cast of My Fair Lady. Recent credits include: Holiday Inn at the Walnut Street Theatre, Cindy Lou in Winter Wonderettes at Shadowland Stages, Young Heidi in Follies at the Astoria Performing Arts Center and Belle in A Christmas Carol at the Hangar Theatre. Ithaca College MT alum. Love to her Mom, Dad, Eames, Nana, and friends!
Taylor Broadard* (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make her Riverside debut! Taylor was on the Memphis, the Musical National Tour. She recently performed in Mamma Mia! (Lisa) at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Regional Theatres: Hairspray (Pearl/ Dynamite) at North Shore Music Theatre, South Pacific and Gypsy (Ensemble) at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Sister Act (Tina/ Ensemble) at Broadway At Music Circus, Mamma Mia! (Lisa) at Ogunquit and Gateway Playhouses. Taylor has performed on Norwegian Cruise Lines in Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndam) and on the Pride of America in Hawaii. Taylor received a BFA (Musical Theatre) and minor (Dance) from Pace University. @tbroadard
Ronald L. Brown* (Lord Boxington, Ensemble) Riverside Theatre debut! National tours The Sound Of Music, Evita, My Fair Lady. Other favorites include Don Quixote in Man Of La Mancha, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Harold in The Full Monty, Maurice in Beauty And The Beast, Old Deuteronomy in Cats, Merlyn/Pellinore in Camelot, and Mark Rothko in the play Red. Ron is a proud and active member of Actors’ Equity Association and, as an avid golfer, is delighted to spend some time in Vero Beach!
Michael Peter Deeb* (Ensemble) Previously at Riverside: Gypsy (Yonkers, Dance Captain), Mame (Junior Babcock, Dance Captain), and Hello, Dolly! National Tours: A Chorus Line (Mike), Young Frankenstein (Swing). Regional: Singin’ in the Rain and Saturday Night Fever (Pete, Maine State Music Theatre), West Side Story (Snowboy, Ogunquit Playhouse), Young Frankenstein (Dance Captain, MTWest; Gateway/Ogunquit Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Mike, New Bedford Festival; Bobby, Crest Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Northern Stage). BFA in Dance from the University at Buffalo. Proud AEA. Thanks to MSA, Wojcik/Seay Casting, and to Jimmy and Allen for having me back. Love to family, Eric, Koko, and Polly!
Ed Dixon* (Colonel Pickering) won the 2017 Drama Desk award for Georgie: My Adventures With George Rose, which he wrote and in which he starred. Ed has been featured on Broadway in Anything Goes; Mary Poppins; Sunday In The Park With George; How The Grinch Stole Christmas; Gore Vidal’s The Best Man; The Iceman Cometh; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Les Miserables; Cyrano; The Three Musketeers; King Of Schnorrers; No, No, Nanette and Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Ed is the author/composer of Shylock (Drama Desk Nomination), Cather County (Leon Rabin Award), Richard Cory (NYMF Festival and Audience Prize), Fanny Hill (Drama Desk Nomination), Whodunit… The Musical; Cloak And Dagger and the highly successful book, Secrets Of A Life On Stage… And Off. www.eddixon.biz
Michael J. Farina* (Jamie, Ensemble) is pleased to be making his RT debut. He recently portrayed Charlie Martin in On Golden Pond with the Red House Arts Center in their brand new facility. Broadway: In My Life – Al (God), Music Box; Seussical, the Musical – Grandpa Who (u/s – Horton), Richard Rogers; A Christmas Carol – Mr. Fezziwig, Madison Square Garden; My Fair Lady – Jamie (u/s – Karparthy), Virginia Theatre; and Fiddler – Nachum (u/s – Mordcha), Gershwin Theatre. Regional Favorites: Man of La Mancha – Sancho, Milwaukee Rep; Pirates of Penzance – Samuel, Guthrie Theatre; Kiss Me, Kate – Gangster #1, Houston's TUTS; Guys and Dolls - Nicely Nicely, Milwaukee Rep; Sweet Charity – Herman, North Shore Music Theatre; Urinetown – Officer Barrel, Geva Theater Center; and Oliver – Mr. Bumble, Gateway Playhouse. Film/TV: Melinda and Melinda (Woody Allen, dir) and “All My Children” (ABC TV). Michael thanks his agents at TKO and his family for their support. www.michaeljfarina.com.
Elizabeth Flanagan (Ensemble) Riverside debut! Elizabeth was most recently seen in Beauty and the Beast at Gateway Playhouse and in Jekyll and Hyde at North Shore Music Theatre. National Tours: A Christmas Story (First National), Cabaret (Helga / violin / u/s Sally), My Fair Lady (China Tour). She was also seen in the Pre-Broadway run of On The Town at Barrington Stage. Favorite roles: Annabel Glick in Lucky Stiff, Maggie in A Chorus Line, Frenchy in Grease and Gloria in Damn Yankees. @lauraeflanagan
Chloe Fox* (Lady Boxington, Ensemble) is famous for her blink-and-you'll-miss-them appearances on the Riverside stage, like the cow's butt in Gypsy. She's thrilled to be back for her third show (Hello, Dolly! was the first), and is constantly humbled by the kindness of the Riverside family. Other credits include: Emojiland (NYMF), …The Mayor of Williamsburg (Off-Broadway), Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (national tour), and The Tempest (The Public/Shakespeare in the Park). Chloe is also known for her drag-inspired makeup artistry/design, and can be found on Instagram @chloe_the_fox.
Kathleen Huber* (Mrs. Higgins) is thrilled to be making her Riverside Theatre debut! NYC Stage: Gigi, Tamara, Harvest, Madwoman of Chaillot, Coriolanus, Richard III, Hamlet. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Opera Cleveland, Caldwell Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, Two River Theatre, Syracuse Stage, and the Pennsylvania, Orlando, Virginia, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. Favorite roles: Lettice in Lettice & Lovage, Madam Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Aunt Alicia in Gigi, Volumnia in Coriolanus. Her short stories have appeared in Seventeen, Highlights for Children, Young World, and Jack & Jill. With her husband, Jerome Martin Schwartz, she recently completed translation/adaptations of Four Plays by Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Available on Amazon.com!
Chris Kotera* (Ensemble) Riverside super fans may have caught Chris in Funny Girl a few years back. Such a gift to return to Vero Beach! National Tour: Evita, Cabaret (u/s Emcee). Many, many regional credits across this great nation. Graduate of The University of Oklahoma (BFA Musical Theatre Performance), Miller Marley School of Dance, Music Theatre Kansas City, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Much thanks to ATB Talent, my family, friends, coaches, and especially teachers! Support arts education. @ChrisKotera
Robin Lounsbury* (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, Mrs. Hopkins) is thrilled to be making her Riverside Theatre debut! Favorite credits: Rosie (Mamma Mia!) John W. Engeman Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees, Guys & Dolls), North Shore Music Theatre (My Fair Lady), Fulton Theatre (Sister Act), Barrington Stage (Kiss Me, Kate), Westport Country Playhouse (She Loves Me), Pittsburgh CLO (Sound of Music, Oliver!), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (Beauty & the Beast). Proud AEA member. Love to my family, friends & agents for their continuing support. RobinLounsbury.com
James Ludwig* (Henry Higgins) is delighted to return to Riverside for the first time since Closer Than Ever in 2014. His Broadway credits include: Spamalot (Original Cast), and Little Shop of Horrors. Off Broadway: Two Point Oh, Blue Man Group, Bubbly Black Girl... (Playwrights Horizons), De La Guarda, and the original cast of john & jen. He’s played other storied regional theatres around the US including: Baltimore CenterStage, Cleveland Play House, George Street, Arena Stage and McCarter to name just a few. James’s film and TV credits include: Daylight Raiders (as Jimmy Stewart), “News to Me,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Chappelle’s Show,” and “Ghost Town.” James owns Back40 Films, which produces the wildly popular show “The Happy Hour Guys” (thehappyhourguys.com). BA from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), MFA from the University of Washington PATP, proud Actors' Equity Councilor. Best gigs ever: Husband to KB and Dad to 18 month old Jake. JamesLudwig.org, @JimmyLudwigNYC
Brady Miller* (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be returning to the “loverly” Vero Beach, having appeared in last year’s production of Gypsy. Other recent credits include: Gypsy (Lyric Stage Company of Boston), A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theater), 42nd Street (National Tour), Mary Poppins, Swing! (LTOTS). BFA in Musical Theatre from Ohio Northern University. Proud member of AEA. Endless thanks to Jimmy, the Wojcik/Seay team, and the fantastic patron producers for making this another wonderful experience. Love to mom, dad, Jared and Andrew. WEB: www.bradyamiller.com // IG: @BAMiller
Patrick John Moran* (Harry, Ensemble) is originally from NJ. Education: Greensboro College/ MFA UCF. National Tours: Francis Flute/Master of The Justice/Ensemble in Something Rotten (dir./choreo. Casey Nicholaw, Assoc. Steve Bebout), Asher/Baker in Joseph...Dreamcoat (dir./choreo. Andy Blankenbuehler). Regional: William Morris Barfeè in The 25th...Spelling Bee (Chicago Co.), Jacey Squires in The Music Man (Cape Playhouse), Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha (Flat Rock), Nicely-Nicely in Guys & Dolls (Shenandoah Music Theatre), Hubie Cram in Do Re Mi (Musical Tonight!). www.patrickjohnmoran.com
Sophie Lee Morris* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut at Riverside in My Fair Lady! Sophie Lee recently toured the United States and Canada with Chicago, the Musical (Mona) and Dirty Dancing (u/s Baby/Lisa). She has also appeared regionally at McCarter Theatre Center, Circle Theatre, Theatre Raleigh, and more. Sophie is a proud graduate of TCU and client of Take 3 Talent. Jeremiah 29:11
Karen Murphy* (Mrs. Pierce) Karen's previous show here was Funny Thing Happened…Forum in 2012. Since then she has toured the USA, Canada and Tokyo with national tours of Mary Poppins and Finding Neverland. Regional theatre productions: Goodspeed Opera House’s Guys And Dolls and Oliver; I'll Eat You Last @Amphibian Theatre and TheatreWorks, Hartford; White Christmas and Showboat @Westchester Bway. Concerts@ Pace Univ w/The Fred Barton Orchestra (youtube videos). BWAY: 42nd Street, Titanic, A Christmas Carol, 9 to 5, A Little Night Music. NYC Opera: A Most Happy Fella. Off-Bway: Zombie Prom, My Vaudeville Man (Drama Desk nom), Forbidden Bway, Showtune. CD: Torchgoddess @ itunes/CDBaby
Jennifer Seifter* (Ensemble) Pinch me, I’m dreaming. It’s not lost on Jennifer just how lucky she is to be returning to Vero for the fourth year in a row. Previous Riverside credits: Gypsy, Mame and Hello Dolly! National Tour/Cruise lines: Memphis (White Teen Girl), Disney Cruise Line (Swing/Dance Captain). Regional favorites: Ali, Sophie u/s in Mamma Mia! (John W. Engeman Theatre), Zaneeta in The Music Man and Alice in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (LTOTS), Cats (Rumpleteazer). BFA: NYU/Tisch. The biggest thanks to Wojick/Seay Casting and Jimmy Brennan for keeping me employed, the cast, crew and patron producers of MFL, and Mama Trish, who never fails to miss a show!
Tom Souhrada* (Alfred Doolittle) recently played 14 different characters in the critically acclaimed new Off-B’way play Popcorn Falls. Broadway & National Tours: Mary Poppins, Kinky Boots, Evita, My Fair Lady, The King & I and The Boy Friend (Directed by Julie Andrews). Off-B’way: Desperate Measures (New World Stages), Liberty (Theatre 80), Mardi Gras/The Last Word (York Theatre), Broken Hands (NY Fringe Festival Award of Excellence), The Mystery Of Irma Vep, Tony And Tina’s Wedding. Regional/Stock: Peter & The Starcatcher, 12 Angry Men, Young Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd, Phantom, The Most Happy Fella, Urinetown, King Of Hearts, Tommy, The Music Man, etc. Training: NYU IG: @tsouhrada
Madison Tinder (Ensemble, u/s Eliza Doolittle) is thrilled to be joining the Riverside family and performing this magical production! Previous credits include: A Chorus Line National/Japan Tour and China Premiere as Cassie, Snow White/Little Mermaid in Disenchanted, and Busker Ensemble in My Fair Lady China Tour. She'd like to thank her family and friends for their never ending love and support! Isaiah 41:13 @tinmads
Richard Westfahl (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Riverside debut in My Fair Lady. Regional credits include Holiday Inn at the Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival, Anything Goes at the Sharon Playhouse, Mary Poppins and Peter Pan at Syracuse Stage, and Newsies at the Forestburgh Playhouse. He is a proud graduate of Syracuse University’s Drama department. He would like to thank his family for all their love and support. @rwestfahl95
Kristen Beth Williams* (Eliza Doolittle) is overjoyed to return to Riverside! Broadway/West End: Top Hat; Hello Dolly!; Pippin; Nice Work...; Anything Goes; Promises, Promises. National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide... (1st National-Sibella); 101 Dalmatians: The Musical. Regional: Ogunquit; Paper Mill; Music Theatre of Wichita. She has been a featured soloist at New York’s Town Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. BFA Univ. Of Oklahoma. Proud AEA Member and National Councillor. Favorite roles to date: wife to Jimmy and mom to 18 month old Jake! @kbdubsnyc www.kristenbethwilliams.com
John Donovan Wilson* (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) is excited to make his Riverside Theatre debut in this year’s incredible production of My Fair Lady. His past credits include: Ensemble/Sky understudy in Mamma Mia! (Arkansas Rep), Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Lancaster Opera House), Kyle Jennings in In Park (NYC Winterfest 2018), Kronk and Prince Phillip with Disney Cruise Line, and Beauty And The Beast (Brigham Young University). instagram: @twylajohnnywilson, website: www.johndonovanwilson.com
Director, Choreographer: James Brennan
Music Director: Anne Shuttlesworth
Scenic Designer: Paul Tate Depoo III
Costume & Wig Designer: Kurt Alger
Lighting Designer: Julie Duro
Sound Designer: Craig Beyrooti
Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting
Stage Manager: Mark Johnson*
Assistant Stage Manager: Amy Bertacini*