Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for its summer season, which includes six shows, featuring the national tours of Come Fly Away and The Addams Family, and CLO original productions of A Chorus Line, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof and Sunset Boulevard.
Notably, A CHORUS LINE brings on board a slew of the show's national tour veterans, ANNIE stars Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF features Broadway's Lewis J. Stadlen, Susan Cella, Hunter Herdlicka, Joel Robertson, Emily Shoolin and Kay Walbye, and Liz Callaway and Walter Charles are set to star in SUNSET BOULEVARD.
For detailed information on the summer season, click here. And for the full cast and creative team for each of Pittsburgh CLO-produced summer shows, see below!
A CHORUS LINE was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. This backstage story of 17 aspiring dancers pairs heart-stopping, toe-tapping performances with soaring ballads, all against the backdrop of the ups and downs of a life in show business. The iconic score features such classics as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It” and more.
Pittsburgh CLO's A CHORUS LINE cast features many Broadway names and A CHORUS LINE revival and national tour veterans, including: Carleigh Bettiol (Val), Eric Carsia (Don), Kevin Curtis (Richie), Emily Fletcher (Sheila), Nadine Isenegger (Cassie), Bryan Knowlton (Paul), Denis Lambert (Greg), Theo Lencicki (Al), Heather Parcells (Judy), Gina Phillistine (Bebe), Shane Rhoades (Mike), Emily Rice (Maggie), Gabrielle Ruiz (Dianna), Alexzandra Sarmiento (Connie), Hillary Michael Thompson (Kristine), Grant Turner (Zach), Brandon Tyler (Larry), Hardy Weaver (Bobby), Jake Weinstein (Mark).
Callan Bergmann, Max Clayton, Chandler Farren, Justin Lonesome, Connor McRory, Gabriella Sorrentino and Lauren Zapko round out the ensemble.
Pittsburgh CLO's A CHORUS LINE creative team features:
Baayork Lee (Director and Choreographer) - Lee created the role of Connie in A Chorus Line and has performed in a dozen Broadway shows. Michael Bennett’s assistant choreographer on A Chorus Line, she has directed many national and international companies. Her directing credits include The King and I and Bombay Dreams (National Tours), R&H’s Cinderella (NYC Opera), Barnum (Australia), Carmen Jones (Kennedy Center), Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour), Gypsy and A New Brain. As a choreographer, she has choreographed productions of Cocoanuts, Camelot, Damn Yankees, Animal Crackers (Helen Hayes nomination), South Pacific, Goya, Sly, The Merry Widow, among others.