THE FULL MONTY
We kick off our 57th season with the heartwarming upbeat comedy THE FULL MONTY. The 10-time TONY® Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz… not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! A group of unemployed steelworkers – low on both cash and prospects – decides to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. Together, they find the courage to “let it go.”
In association with the Fulton Theatre.
Book by TERRENCE McNALLY
Music & Lyrics by DAVID YAZBEK
MICHAEL J. AUSTIN* – 2015 Season: Ethan Girard/Dance Captain, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Michael been performing professionally for nine years with The Atlanta Opera, The Fulton Theatre, Beef & Boards, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, IO Productions, and SRO Associates, to name a few. Michael was a Featured Vocalist at American Music Theatre from 2011-2014. Past shows include: Mary Sunshine, Chicago; Doody, Grease; Jekyll & Hyde; Broadway Now & Forever; Music of the Night: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber; Young Ebenezer, Menken’s A Christmas Carol; Evita; Henrik Egerman, A Little Night Music; Bobby Strong, Urinetown; Meet Me In St. Louis; The Music Man; Rent; Albert Lennox, The Secret Garden; Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein.
SETH DANNER* – 2015 Season: Buddy (Keno) Walsh, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: National and International Tour: Greg, A Chorus Line. Regional: Chip, On The Town (Marriott Theatre); Duke, Great American Trailer Park Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Michael, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Gateway Playhouse); The Most Happy Fella(Goodspeed); South Pacific (Riverside Theatre); Peter Pan (Northern Stage); How To Succeed… (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina).
JAYSON ELLIOTT* – 2015 Season: Dave Bukatinsky, The Full Monty; Joey, Sister Act; Marcellus Washburn, The Music Man. Previously at MSMT: The Big Bopper, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story; Private Theodore Gerish, Chamberlain – A Civil War Romance. Elsewhere: Favorite credits include Dave, The Full Monty; William Barfee, 25th…Spelling Bee; Brian, Avenue Q; The Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz; Nicely Nicely, Guys and Dolls; Jud Fry, Oklahoma; Jim, Pump Boys and Dinettes; Stanley Sanders, Smoke on the Mountain; and over 500 performances as The Big Bopper in Buddy.
MEGAN ELYSE FULMER – 2015 Season: Delores/Molly, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: National Tour: Female Swing, Shrek: the Musical. Regional: Fritzy, Cabaret(Park Playhouse); Beauty, The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast (Bucks County Playhouse). Other favorites: Lorraine Fleming/Dance Captain, 42nd Street; Sheila, A Chorus Line; Helene, Sweet Charity (Irene Ryan Award Nominee*). TV/Film: Girls, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Carrie Diaries, and Top Five.
DAVID GIROLMO* – 2015 Season: Reg Willoughby, The Full Monty; Monsignor O’Hara, Sister Act; Mayor Shinn, The Music Man; Inspector Kemp/Hermit, Young Frankenstein. Previously at MSMT: Oliver Warbucks, Annie; Max Von Mayerling, Sunset Boulevard; Herbie, Gypsy; Bishop of Digne, Les Miserables; Bank Chairman/Admiral Boom, Mary Poppins; Reverend Adams, Chamberlain. Elsewhere: Mr Girolmo is a multiple Jeff award nominee and Jeff award winner who made his Broadway debut in Candide, directed by Hal Prince, and makes his home in Evanston, IL. He has performed in 46 of the contiguous 48 United States and Canada. Most recent appearances: Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd (Porchlight Music Theatre); as Wm. Blore, And Then There Were None(Fulton Theatre).
JONATHAN GRUNERT – 2015 Season: Teddy Slaughter, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Dionysus, world premiere of Gods & Kings, New York. Other credits include: Tony, West Side Story; Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights; Chad, All Shook Up; and Orin/Others, Little Shop of Horrors. He has also played the role of Odysseus three times: Hecuba, Olympus Records, and The Odyssey: An Epic Musical.
JILLIAN JARRETT* – 2015 Season: Estelle Genovese, The Full Monty; Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, Sister Act. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: New York: Propaganda: The Musical; Girlfriend From Hell. National Tours: Paulette, Legally Blonde: The Musical; Star to Be, Annie 30th Anniversary Tour.
BRIAN MAURICE KINNARD – 2015 Season: Gary, The Full Monty; Pablo, Sister Act. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: New York: Venus and Adonis Theater Festival in the world premiere of the musical Zuccotti Park. Regional credits: Paint Your Wagon; Seussical; South Pacific; Miracle on 34th St; Spelling Bee; and Joseph.
KINGSLEY LEGGS* – 2015 Season: Noah “Horse” Simmons, The Full Monty; Curtis Johnson, Sister Act. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Kingsley originated the roles of Mister in The Color Purple and Curtis Jackson in Sister Act both on Broadway, where he also appeared in Miss Saigon. He has toured the world and the US in productions of Porgy and Bess; Sister Act; Miss Saigon; Ragtime; It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues; and Forbidden Hollywood. His work in regional theatres around the country includes performances at NCT, 5th Avenue, Goodman Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Seattle Rep, Ford’s Theatre, Baltimore Centerstage, Geffen Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Milwaukee Skylight, Alliance Theatre, Marriotts Lincolnshire, The MUNY and the St. Louis Black Rep. Kingsley received LA Ovation Award nominations for his work as Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime and as Curtis in Dreamgirls. His television credits include roles on The Good Wife, Law & Order SVU, One Life to Live and City of Angels. He has performed in concert at casinos and on cabaret stages throughout the US and Canada and toured Germany as a member of “The Golden Gospel Singers.”
CHARIS LEOS* – 2015 Season: Georgie Bukatinsky, The Full Monty; Mary Patrick, Sister Act; Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, The Music Man; Frau Blucher, Young Frankenstein. Previously at MSMT: Sr.Hubert, Nunsense II; Georgie, The Full Monty; Mayor Matilda, All Shook Up; Mdm.Thenardier, Les Miserables; Chaperone, Drowsy Chaperone; Jolene, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Louise, Always, Patsy Cline; Mama Morton, Chicago; Mrs.Pearce, My Fair Lady; Melpomene, Xanadu; Ms.Hannigan, Annie; Paulette, Legally Blonde; Ensemble,u/s Norma, Sunset Boulevard; Maggie, 42nd Street; Rose, Gypsy; Katie Nana/Birdwoman, Mary Poppins; Ethel, Footloose. Elsewhere: Featured in Broadway Backwards 3, 4, 5 & 6 in NYC, and 3 new musicals at Second Stage. Her many regional credits include Portland Stage, Fulton Theater, PCLO, TUTS,The Palace Theater, Gateway Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Casa Manana, StageWest, North Shore Music Theater, Maltz Jupiter, Mountain Playhouse, The Plaza Theater, among others.
MARK MERRITT – 2015 Season: Tony Giordano, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Mark can be seen in My Crazy Love and in “Cash Store” commercials throughout the midwest.
CARY MICHELE MILLER* – 2015 Season: Susan Hershey, The Full Monty; Mary Robert; Sister Act; Ethel Toffelmeir, The Music Man. Previously at MSMT: Rusty, Footloose; Dainty June, Gypsy; Miss Lark, Mary Poppins. Elsewhere: First National Tours of Little Womenand Seussical. Favorite regional credits include…Fulton: Penny, Hairspray; Little Red, Into the Woods; Maggie, A Chorus Line (& North Shore Music Theatre; Ogunquit Playhouse). Walnut Street Theatre: Smitty, How to Succeed; Deb, Elf; Margy, State Fair; Peter Pan, Peter Pan; Carrie, Carousel. Theatre by the Sea; Olive, Spelling Bee; North Carolina Theatre: Chava, Fiddler.
AUSTIN NEDROW – 2015 Season: Nathan Lukowski, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Jeromy Jacob, How I Became A Pirate; Michael Banks, Mary Poppins; Oliver Twist, Oliver!; Tiny Tim & Child Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; and Baby Tulsa, Gypsy. Other favorite roles include Colin Craven, Secret Garden; Winthrop, The Music Man; Little Jake, Annie Get Your Gun; and Robin Hood, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.
CHUCK RAGSDALE* – 2015 Season: Malcolm MacGregor, The Full Monty. Previously at MSMT: This is Chuck’s 8th season with MSMT which began with Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty (with Ms. Leos). Favorites include Freddy Benson, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Thalia, Xanadu; and directing Spring Awakening with his first intern company as Director of Education. Elsewhere: Off Broadway: Hazel Flagg; Silence!; How to Save the World…; and was featured along side Debra Monk in Totally Hot and a Little Dirty. Chuck originated the role of Prince in the national tour of The 101 Dalmatians Musicaldirected by Jerry Zaks. Regional work at KC Starlight, Walnut Street, TUTS, The Fox/Atlanta, Casa Manana, and Bucks Co. Playhouse.
JONATHAN RAYSON* – 2015 Season: Harold Nichols, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Mr. Banks in the Gateway/Ogunquit coproduction of Mary Poppins, for which he garnered an IRNE Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Other credits include Broadway: Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors; A Year with Frog and Toad. National Tour: Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors; Aaron, Emmet u/s, Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!; Adrift in Macao; That Time of the Year. New York Area: Love, Incorporated (MITF) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical; The Flood (Prospect Theater Company); The Children (NYMF 2006). Regional: Dan, Next to Normal (Pioneer Theatre, Ark Rep and Kauffman Center); Closer Than Ever (Mason Street Warehouse); Mr. Bascombe, Carousel (Goodspeed); Cornelius, Hello, Dolly! (Paper Mill); A Christmas Memory (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz (Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis); Georg, She Loves Me (North Star Opera).
AMANDA ROSE* – 2015 Season: Pam Lukowski, The Full Monty. Previously at MSMT: Last seen in Swing! in 2005. Elsewhere: Broadway/National tours: Nessarose, Wicked; Dr Dolittle starring Tommy Tune; Laurey, Oklahoma!. Favorite recent regional: Judy, 9 to 5; Kristine, A Chorus Line; Louise, Gypsy; Ellen, Miss Saigon; Nikki, Curtains; Kathy, Singin’ in the Rain; Les Miz; Swing!; West Side Story; 42nd Street at wonderful theatres such as Papermill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut St., Pittsburgh CLO, Houston TUTS, Maine State, Atlanta TOTS, and Ogunquit Playhouse.
SANDY ROSENBERG* – 2015 Season: Jeanette Burmeister, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Broadway: Lady Digby, The Scarlet Pimpernel; Rosie (u/s), Mamma Mia!; Baroness, NYC Opera’s Candide. Off-Broadway: The Golden Land; Milk And Honey. National Tours: Mme. Thenardier (u/s), Les Miserables; Lady Beaconsfield, Jekyll And Hyde; Earth Mother, Menopause The Musical. Regional: Carlotta, Phantom; Frau Blucher, Young Frankenstein; Bird Woman/Miss Andrew, Mary Poppins; Mother Superior, Nunsense; Agnes Gooch, Mame; Maria, Lend Me A Tenor; Mickey the Cop, The Odd Couple (female version) with Jo Anne Worley and Cindy Williams.
PETER MATTHEW SMITH* – 2015 Season: Jerry Lukowski, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Fulton Theatre: Production Tenor, The Producers; Captain Lombard, And Then There Were None; Ralph Sheldrake, White Christmas. Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Motel); RENT; and the original Broadway productions of Mamma Mia; Hairspray; and Cry Baby. National Tours include RENT, Hairspray, and Memphis. His most recent favorite roles include Jean ValJean in Les Miserables and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar.
JORDON ROSS WEINHOLD – 2015 Season: Marty/Minister/Instructor, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Previous credits include Teazle, The School For Scandal; Herbert Pocket, Great Expectations; Baker, Into The Woods; Guy Berkeley, Lady Windermere’s Fan; and Molina, Kiss Of The Spider Woman. Weinhold is also an orchestrator, most known for his orchestrations for the world premiere of Ed Dixon’s Cloak & Dagger at Signature Theatre directed by Eric Schaeffer. Orchestrations include Shylock; Toulouse! The Musical; and The Cobalteans and orchestral reductions of Sweeney Todd; Annie; and Into The Woods.
LAURIE WELLS* – 2015 Season: Vicki Nichols, The Full Monty. MSMT DEBUT! Elsewhere: Broadway/National Tours: Donna, Mamma Mia!; Principal Vocalist, Swing!. Off- Broadway/Select Regional: Liz, Women in Jeopardy (Geva Theatre); Alice, The Addams Family (Ogunquit Playhouse); Sing For Your Shakespeare (Westport Playhouse); Rachel Carson, Always, Rachel (NYMF); Our Sinatra; Swing!; Bobbi/Gabby, City of Angels (Goodspeed); Dorothy, 42nd Street (Goodspeed and Riverside Theatre); Mother, Ragtime (Hangar Theatre); Harley, Pure Country (Casa Manana); Mona, Dames at Sea(Bay Street Theatre); Eliza, My Fair Lady (Santa Monica CLO); I Got Merman (Stamford PAC). Premiere of Trip of Love in Osaka, Japan. Concerts: Our Sinatra (54 Below); Lyrics & Lyricists (92nd St Y); Transcendence Theatre Company Gala; solo show on Princess Cruises; Grand Ole Opry.
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