JOHN COUNTRYMAN (Jerry Lee Lewis) John is thrilled to be joining the cast of Million Dollar Quartet. He would like to thank his Mom and family for all of their love and support. John would also like to thank his wife, Jennice, for being an inspiration in love and in life.
LEE FERRIS (Carl Perkins) Taking a break from his songwriting and film scoring career, Lee Ferris - original member of Million Dollar Quartet's First National Tour, is grateful to once again portray one of the founding fathers of American Rock and Roll. www.leeferris.com
TYLER HUNTER (Elvis Presley) was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is an accomplished singer, songwriter, actor and recording artist. For the past two years, Tyler has portrayed Elvis with Legends in Concert in its Atlantic City and Hawaii shows. He now brings his talents to the tour of Million Dollar Quartet after appearing in the Las Vegas production.
CODY RAY SLAUGHTER
CODY RAY SLAUGHTER (Elvis Presley). Cody is a true Southern boy from Harrison, Arkansas. Named Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2011, Cody makes his theater debut in a role some say he was born to play, the King of Rock N Roll. www.CodyRaySlaughter.com
SCOTT MOREAU (Johnny Cash) is from Maine and received a BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. He is overjoyed to be back on tour with MDQ! Tours: MDQ (Johnny Cash/Sam Phillips standby). Regional: Johnny in Johnny Guitar the Musical (Cortland Rep), Johnny Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre) See a pattern here? He is a proud Johnny Cash fanatic, Equity member, and he thanks his parents for their love and unending support. For more info, social media links and to buy his Cash tribute album visit: www.scottmoreau.com
VINCE NAPPO (Sam Phillips) ) is excited to be back with MDQ. He recently played Vincent on ABC’s drama “Red Widow.” Other credits: Friends With Kids, Killing Lincoln, Merchant of Venice, Boeing Boeing. For more info: VinceNappo.com
COREY KAISER (Jay Perkins, Bass player) Million Dollar Quartet (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional). Corey digs this gig. He’s appeared on NBC’s Smash, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show and the Macy’s Parade. Yup! Love to Jen! www.coreykaiser.com
KELLY LAMONT (Dyanne) originated the role of Dyanne in the Chicago production of MDQ in 2008. Since then, her role has taken her on many adventures throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan with the MDQ National Tour. Grateful to be back, Kelly dedicates all her performances to her mom, her angel in the lights. www.KellyLamont.com
PATRICK MORROW (Fluke, Drummer). Patrick has drummed for Wanda Jackson, Dale Hawkins, Joe Clay, The Bellfuries, Eddie Clendening, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and toured with Little House on the Prairie: The Musical starring TV’s Melissa Gilbert. He also founded Weil Street Records. Love to Jenny.
KATIE BARTON (u/s Dyanne) Favorites include: Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville, 31st Annual Humana Festival’s Open Road Anthology, Hank Williams: Lost Highway at Stages Rep, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Children of Eden at Flat Rock Playhouse. Love to family, friends and Ben.
ANDREW FRACE (u/s Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips) MDQ debut! Credits: Jersey Boys Vegas (Joey u/s Frankie, Bob, Tommy). Tours: Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Willy Wonka. Regional: Finding Nemo, How To Succeed, Ragtime. BFA Elon University. Thanks family & friends. www.andrewfrace.com
JOHNNY KINNAIRD (u/s Sam Phillips) is very excited to be re-joining the MDQ family on the national tour. Johnny spent almost three years performing MDQ in both Chicago and New York. Johnny holds a B.F.A in acting from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster U. Johnny sends his love to his amazing wife and son and all his family in Tennessee.
ROBBY KIPFERL (u/s Elvis Presley) is excited to be a part of the MDQ tour after performing in the Chicago production. Robby was born and raised in the Chicago area. His love of singing, dancing, and acting started in middle school. Robby has performed and competed internationally in concert choirs, rock bands, and more.
SEAN MCGIBBON( u/s Jerry Lee Lewis) is overjoyed to join the MDQ cast. Other credits include: The Buddy Holly National Tour, Encores' On Your Toes, The Great American Mousical (Dir. Julie Andrews). Thanks to his Texas State friends, and his wonderful family for their support!
DAVID SONNEBORN (u/s Fluke, u/s Jay Perkins ). Cincinnati native, longtime NYC musician, and a third year veteran of the MDQ National Tour. David currently plays drums or bass in “Western Caravan”, “The San AnTones”, “Savanah Sky”, “Li’l Mo Trio”, and "The Dime Store Romeos”. Toured nationally in Always, Patsy Cline. Love to Becky.
H. BRADLEY WATERS(u/s Carl Perkins) is from the very small town of Deer, Arkansas. He comes from a large musical family. Brad currently is combining his acting, guitar and vocal abilities to understudy the role of Rock and Roll pioneer Carl Perkins in the road tour of Million Dollar Quartet.
Eric Schaeffer (Director) is the artistic director/co-founder of Signature Theatre, Washington DC, recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award and home to the American Musical Voices Project, the largest musical commission program in the country. Broadway: Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, Putting It Together, Glory Days. West End: The Witches of Eastwick, Million Dollar Quartet. Kennedy Center: artistic director, Sondheim Celebration, Sunday in the Park With George, Passion; Mame, Follies.
Colin Escott (Co-Author). Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. He co-produced "Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues" for PBS and BBC, and won a Grammy for The Complete Hank Williams on Mercury Records. He is a consultant to Time Life Music.
Floyd Mutrux (Co-Author) apprenticed at Alley Theatre, Houston; Second City, Chicago; studied in NY while working at Second City and attending Colombia University; in Los Angeles, created idea, wrote, directed or produced 50 films in 25 years: American Hot Wax (Best Picture, Director, Village Voice, etc.), Scarecrow (Best Film, Cannes), Hollywood Knights, Urban Cowboy, The Untouchables, American Me, Freebie and the Bean, Up in Smoke, Dick Tracy, Ice Cube's new football movie and with his wife, Birgitte, created a rock 'n' roll Field of Dreams, Moon Over Memphis. (floydmutrux.net)
Derek McLane (Scenic Design). Credits: The Miracle Worker; Ragtime; 33 Variations (2009 Tony Award, Best Scenic Design); The Pajama Game (Tony Award, Best Revival); Grease; The Threepenny Opera; Little Women; I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Best Play); The Women; Present Laughter; Holiday; Ruined; Lie of the Mind; Becky Shaw; Rafta, Rafta; 10 Million Miles; Things We Want; The Voysey Inheritance; Two Trains Running; Hurlyburly; Abigail's Party; Aunt Dan and Lemon. Awards: 1997 and 2004 Obie Awards; 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortel Awards; 2006 Tony nomination.
Howell Binkley (Lighting Design). B'way works include Memphis, West Side Story (Tony nom.), Guys and Dolls, In the Heights (Tony nom.), Jersey Boys (Tony Award), Avenue Q, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony nom.) and How to Succeed.... Extensive regional and dance works. Joffrey Ballet (Billboards), Parsons Dance (co-founder) for which he has designed more 60 pieces and the Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration. Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora Award for Spider Woman, 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Jersey Boys.
Jane Greenwood (Costume Design). More than 100 Broadway/Off-B'way credits including Present Laughter, A View From the Bridge, Waiting for Godot, Thurgood, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Trumpery, Heartbreak House, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, On Golden Pond, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Master Class, The Sisters Rosensweig. Metropolitan Opera: revival of Adriana Lecouvreur (2009), Dialogue of the Carmelites, The Great Gatsby; Chicago Lyric Opera: Nabucco and Rigoletto; SF Opera: La Favorita. Film: Arthur, Can't Stop the Music, Glengarry Glen Ross. Awards: Irene Sharaff Life Time Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame, 15 Tony nominations. Professor, Yale School of Drama.
Kai Harada (Sound Design) attended Yale University before leaving to pursue a career in theatrical sound design. As associate to sound designer Tony Meola, he has worked on such projects as A Christmas Carol; The Sound of Music; Disney's Der Glöckner von Notre Dame; Kiss Me, Kate; Sweet Smell of Success; and Wicked. Regional and Off-Broadway designs include Two Cities, Heaven Help Us!, Under the Bridge, Barbie Live! in Fairytopia and Million Dollar Quartet in Chicago. In his spare time he supervises the sound for Wicked around the world.
Chuck Mead (Musical Arrangements and Supervision). For the past 15 years singer/songwriter Chuck Mead has stood at the forefront of the Americana roots music movement as co-founder and front man of the three-time Grammy-nominated and Country Music Association Award-winning country band BR-549. After five acclaimed albums and two hit EPs, Chuck released his first solo record Journeyman's Wager in 2009 and continues to tour the world. Also known as a record producer, MDQ is Chuck's first foray into musical theatre.
Michael Keller (Music Contractor). Music coordination for Broadway: American Idiot, All About Me, The Addams Family, Fela!, Memphis, Next to Normal, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King; Barbra Streisand concerts (1994- 2007). Pamela, Zachary and Alexis make it all worthwhile.
Tom Watson (Hair and Wig Design) is head of the wig department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 40 Broadway productions. Recent Broadway designs include The Addams Family, A View From the Bridge, Present Laughter, Wicked, Rock of Ages, South Pacific and Sunday in the Park With George.
Michael Krug (Production Stage Manager) has toured through over 200 cities in the last ten years. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Thanks to my parents, family and friends for their love and support.
JASON J. CARROLL
Jason J. Carroll (Stage Manager) Broadway: In My Life, Cabaret, Thou Shalt Not; National Tours: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Production, The Phantom of the Opera, The Full Monty, The Producers, Jolson, Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe Theater of London); Regional: Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Tulsa Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. B. F. A. University of Michigan.
TELSEY + COMPANY
Tesley + Company (Casting). Broadway/tours: Enron, The Addams Family, All About Me, Race, Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, South Pacific, In the Heights, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Peep Show in Vegas. Film: Sex and the City 1 and 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, Bone Collector.
Relevent Theatricals (Producer), headed by Gigi Pritzker and Ted Rawlins, develops and produces new work for the stage. Current projects include The Great Gatsby, on course to open in London next year; Snapshots, a new musical with book by David Stern and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; and a new musical version of Dennis the Menace. Relevant's sister company, Odd Lot Entertainment, develops and produces film properties. Current films include Rabbit Hole, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest and directed by John Cameron Mitchell.
JOHN COSSETTE PRODUCTIONS
John Cossette Productions (Producer). John Cossette Productions was founded by John Cossette whose 30 year career in the music industry as an innovative producer of large scale events was legendary. John produced the Grammy's, the BET awards, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and a star studded concert in Central Park. He was deeply involved with MusiCares and the EJ Jackson Foundation which helps to feed the homeless in Los Angeles. Under the direction of Rita Cossette the company will continue to develop and produce music related entertainment.
AMERICAN POP ANTHOLOGY
American Pop Anthology (Producers: Floyd & Birgitte Mutrux). An anthology series of Rock n’ Roll Bios about the people ‘who made the music that changed the culture of our country’. Floyd, along with Colin Escott and Birgitte (choreographer MDQ in Florida), have worked together on the Tony nominated Baby It's You, workshopping Lonesome Town (with John Kaye) and preparing Boy From NYC for the 2012 season.
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA
Broadway Across America (Producer), part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com, is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (Owner & CEO). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities and, under the supervision of Beth Williams (CEO – Theater Division), is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet; Pippin; Big Fish; Betrayal; Bullets Over Broadway; Little Miss Sunshine; Tuck Everlasting; The Blonde Streak; and Bull Durham. Recent: Hands on a Hardbody; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Memphis; One Man, Two Guvnors; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; and War Horse. Broadway.com is a premier theatre website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information, please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.
JAMES L. NEDERLANDER
James L. Nederlander (Producer). President of Nederlander Organization, son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman), third generation of a family known for owning and operating theatres around the world as well as theatrical productions and popular musical attractions. Currently represented on Broadway with Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and David Blaine’s upcoming show.