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CAST BIOGRAPHIES

Jacob Barton (Elvis Presley)

is all shook up to join the North American tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley) at Capital City Production, Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley) at Heritage Theatre Festival, Grease (Vince Fontaine/Johnny Casino) at Temple Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealotes) at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, 1776 (Edward Rutledge) at Temple Theatre. @jakeittillumakeit

Jon Rossi (Fluke, Music Director)

is excited to be returning to Sun Records, music directing and playing the role of Fluke, the drummer, in this production of MDQ! Previous national tours include Million Dollar Quartet (2015-2016) and Smokey Joe’s Café (2014-2015). National acts include The Coasters and The Rave-Ons. When not on tour, Jon is often heard playing at regional theatres across the country, doing studio work, or looking at cute pictures of sea turtles and red pandas. Jon proudly endorses Saluda Cymbals. For more information, check out www.rossidrums.com. #dinosaurs

Kroy Presley (Brother Jay)

is excited to be joining the cast of Million Dollar Quartet Live. His debut as Jay Perkins was at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in the summer of 2016. He has since then performed in 17 different productions of this high energy show. Kroy plays electric and upright bass. He also tour with a variety of different music groups performing rockabilly, jazz, funk, rock and folk! For more information and show dates please visit: www.kroypresley.com  instagram: @kroypresley

Nathan Burke (Carl Perkins)

was born and raised in Texas and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ole Miss in 2015. He then spent two years in Charleston, SC working as a Resident Actor and Teaching Artist for Charleston Stage Company. Following his time in Charleston, Nathan moved to New York City to work as an actor and musician. He was most recently seen on stage in Dallas Theatre Center’s production of Twelfth Night as Fabian where he also played guitar and served as a co-composer. He is thrilled to revisit Sun Records as Carl Perkins and sends his endless thanks to his family and friends for their support.

Sean Casey Flanagan (Sam Phillips)

is ecstatic to be joining the tour of The Million Dollar Quartet after recently appearing as Johnny Cash at The Millbrook Playhouse!  He grew up in LA but is based in NYC as an actor/director, and is glad to help create this beautiful story.  Select credits: Dir. The Wind In the Willows (Peterborough Players);Anne of Green Gables (International Tour); The Drowsy Chaperone (Peterborough Players). Sean received his BA in Directing from CSU, Fullerton. www.seancaseyflanagan.com

Steven Lasiter (Johnny Cash)

is thrilled to be stepping back into the role of the Man in Black, having recently played the role of Johnny Cash in Northern California and on the national tour as the Cash/Perkins/Phillips understudy. Favorite roles include Johnny Cash in MDQ, Dr. Frank N Furtur in Rocky Horror Show, and Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story. Enjoy the show and let’s rock and roll!

Taylor Kraft (Dyanne)

has been in productions of Million Dollar Quartet since 2016 and now it is her first National Tour. Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne) at Heritage Theatre Festival, Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) at Theatre Raleigh, Grease (Marty), Beauty and the Beast (Babette) at Temple Theatre, Avenue Q (Lucy/BIB/Ms.T), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), The Little Mermaid (Aquata) at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. @kraftytay

 

Trevor Dorner (Jerry Lee Lewis) 

is thrilled to be returning to National Tour of MDQ! Favorite credits include:National Tour: Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee u/s). Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis), Heritage Theatre Fesitval; Murder for Two (The Suspects), Playhouse on Park and Gretna Theatre; Sister Act (Monsignor, Joey, Pablo u/s), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; The Full Monty (Malcolm u/s), Engeman Theatre; Footloose (Rev Shaw), Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Ohio Northern University Theatre: Company (Bobby), Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Nine (Guido Contini). www.trevordorner.com IG:@trevordorner

CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Gershwin Entertainment - (Producer)

is a diversified entertainment productions and marketing agency founded by industry veteran Todd Gershwin. Gershwin Entertainment specializes in producing live events, theatrical tours, and lifestyle marketing. Gershwin has developed and produced successful theatrical productions, concerts and tours for numerous iconic brands. Current North American touring projects include A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical, PBS Kids Live, American Rhapsody, and A Night with Janis Joplin. Gershwin's projects have played at leading venues throughout North America including Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, Wolftrap, Arena Stage, and Pasadena Playhouse, and Broadway theaters such as the Marriott Marquis, the Lyceum, and the Palace. Corporate and lifestyle marketing clients have included Pepsi, Reebok, Oracle, Nike, Geico, TIAA-CREF, the Big East Conference, and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.

Jaimie Selke – (Associate Producer)

is proud to be working on her 2nd Production with Gershwin Entertainment.  The first being,   A Charlie Brown Christmas (Associate Producer).   Other Associate Producing credits include: A Night With Janis Joplin & Yo Gabba Gabba Live, (S2BN Entertainment).  She is also a Director / Choreographer.  Recent credits include: Paw Patrol Live (Nickelodeon, VStar), Alvin & The Chipmunks Live & Super Why Live  (S2BN Entertainment).  She consistently works with Nickelodeon in many different fashions such as Live shows, Resorts and Recreations, Character training and Brand training. She has worked with numerous companies such as WWE, MTV, Fox Entertainment, HIT Entertainment, Spin Master, Norwegian Cruise Line, Hurrah Brothers, Lunch Box Productions and AEG Themestar.  She has worked with casts in English, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hebrew, Australian and German. 

 

 

Evan Bernardin Productions (General Manager)

is a general management firm specializing in consulting and management for theatrical productions. Select Off-Broadway: Afterglow, Must, Diaspora Other: Counting Sheep (Int'l tour), The Dodgers, We Are The Tigers (Ovation Nomination), The Navigator (NYT Critics Pick). EBP has worked with the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA), New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Fringe (NY & LA), and The Workshop Theatre Company; collaborative projects include performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Harvard Club, Cornell University, Georgetown’s Gaston Hall, The Culture Project, The Ohio Theatre, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. www.evanbernardinproductions.com

 

 

Tim Seib (Director):

Theatre Raleigh, The O'Neill Center, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Ozark Actor's Theatre, Storm Theatre, Wings Theatre, Festival 56, The Gorilla Theater, The Universal Theatre Festival, Emerging Artists Theatre, Stages on the Sound. Favorite shows include The Secret Garden, Million Dollar Quartet, Stop Kiss, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Gypsy, Into the Woods, Cabaret, The Full Monty, Proof, The Lucky Stiff, The Wizard of Oz, A Doll's House, Vanities, The Shape of Things, The White City.  Graduate of Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis. www.TimSeib.com 

 

 

Jon Rossi (Fluke) (Musical Director) 

National tours: Million Dollar Quartet (2017-2018), A Night With Janis Joplin (2017-2018), Million Dollar Quartet (2015-2016), Smokey Joe’s Café (2014-2015). When not on tour, Jon is often heard playing and music directing at regional theatres across the country, doing studio work, or taking pictures of sea turtles and red pandas.  Jon proudly endorses Saluda Cymbals. Say hi on Instagram: @rossidrums @rossifari www.rossidrums.com #dinosaurs

 

 

Steve O’Shea(Associate Lighting Designer)

is a lighting designer and associate for theater, opera and dance. Recent projects include Co-Design with Kirk Bookman for Million Dollar Quartet at Cincinatti Playhouse in the Park. Lighting Direction for the Kronos Quartet (Europe and South America), Phantom Limb Company (Falling Out), SITI Company (Chess Match, Room, Radio Macbeth, Steel Hammer), Rude Mechanicals (Now Now Oh Now, Method Gun), Philadanco Dance Company, The Washington Ballet (Alice in Wonderland) and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (A Christmas Carol).  M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle (2001)

 

Ben Selke (Sound Design)

has been involved in theater productions around the world. After growing up in Hull, England, he now calls New York his home. Ben was recently nominated for ‘Outstanding Sound Design’ at the TBA awards. Sound design credits include: A Night with Janis Joplin (regional and U.S. tour); Let’s Kill Grandma this Christmas, All Her Faces (off-Broadway); Rock of Ages, Swing! (Norwegian Cruise Line); Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live (U.S. Tour); PJ Masks Live!(U.S. tour). 

Ben would like to thank his amazing wife for all her support and his two children Charlotte and Joshua for making everyday an adventure. www.benselke.com

 

 

Megan Barrett* (Tour Manager) TOURING:

Million Dollar Quartet; REGIONAL: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Singin’ In the Rain; In the Heights; The Great Society; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Mary Poppins; Tribes; A Christmas Carol; Evita; All the Way; A Year With Frog and Toad; Tommy; In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play; Gospel at Colonus; The Three Little Pigs at ZACH Theatre; The Invention of Love and Macbeth at Austin Shakespeare; Blood Brothers and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Texas Shakespeare Festival; Into the Woods and The Fantasticks at Western Playhouse. MFA in Stage Management from CalArts.

 

Kirk Bookman – (Lighting Designer)

Broadway credits include The Sunshine Boys (with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall), The Gin Game (with Julie Harris and Charles Durning), and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Additional New York productions include  Charles Busch’s new play The Confessions of Lily Dare, 9 Circles, God Of Vengeance, Sweetee, Closer Than Ever, Right You Are,What Then, The Cook, Recent Tragic Events (with Heather Graham, Playwrights Horizons), Shanghai Moon (written by and starring Charles Busch), The Green Heart (Manhattan Theatre Club), Mondo Drama, Havana Is Waiting, Force Continuum, My One Good Nerve (starring Ruby Dee), The Shawl, Rude Entertainment, The Book of Liz (written by and starring David and Amy Sedaris), Les MIZrahi (Isaac Mizrahi’s one-man show),Hope is the Thing with Feathers, As Thousands Cheer , June Moon, Bedbound, The Playboy of the Western World, Eclipsed, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Major Barbara. He has also worked with English National Ballet, Santiago Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and Budapest Ballet.  From stage production to large screen video: The Thomasheskys with New World Symphony and Company with the New York Philharmonic.

 

Steve Royal (Scenic Design) 

Recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for Bat Boy: The Musical in Washington, D.C. Steven has created experiences all over the world working as Creative Director for The Becker Group and Global Experience Specialists including set designs for Harry Potter: The Exhibition, currently in it’s eleventh sold-out year touring worldwide. Additionally, Steven has collaborated with Adam Koch on over 100 musicals, plays and live events in New York City and internationally. Other selected design credits include: Tectonic Theatre Project’s The Album and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Directed by Moises Kaufman), Saving Kitty (Starring Jennifer Coolidge), Broadway Bares (Directed by Jerry Mitchell), and Lincoln Center Originals (Directed by Lonny Price). See more at adamkochassociates.com.

 

 

Adam Koch (Scenic Design) 

Internationally, Adam designed the 2017 production of Dreamgirls in Seoul, South Korea. In Washington D.C., Mr. Koch received Helen Hayes nominations for both Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Signature Theatre) and Bat Boy (1st Stage). Design credits across the United States include productions at Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Portland Stage, as well as New World Stages and Theatre Row in New York City.  For the past five years Mr. Koch and Steven Royal have designed the official events for New York City Pride. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. See more on Instagram @instadamkoch.

 

Jeffrey Meek (Costume Designer)

has designed over 120 productions in his 18 years as Resident Costume Designer for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.  Jeffrey has worked with The Point Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, The Eastman School of Music, Colossal Studios, Reduxion Theatre Company, and Carpenter Square Theatre. He served nine years as Principal Costumer for The Ohio Light Opera and has designed A Very Merry Pops for the past 13 seasons with The Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Jeffrey has designed A Christmas Carol, The Musical, Annie and Disney’s High School Musical for Casa Mañana Theatre in Ft. Worth, Texas.  He is a 2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for his work with James And The Giant Peach at Adventure Theatre in Washington, DC.  Jeffrey served as costumer for Tulsa Opera and designed Wichita productions of Swing!, I Do, I Do and the world premiere of Are We There Yet? with Stage One. His work can be seen in the feature films: Pearl Carter Scott, Fingerprints, and Agenda.