(in alphabetical order)
Mimi Bessette (Sandy) just got back from Las Vegas where she played Miss Kay in Duck Commander Musical. It was a musical based on the family of the hit reality series Duck Dynasty. She was last seen on Broadway in Bonnie & Clyde playing Emma Parker. Other credits include - Broadway: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Smoke on the Mountain and Bend in the Road. National Tours: Parade, Big River, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Keep on the Sunny Side. Regional: Always...Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Lost Highway, Cowgirls, Blood Brothers, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Nunsense and Woody Guthrie's American Song. Mimi sang with Bruce Springsteen as part of Woody Guthrie's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is featured on three cast albums: Woody Guthrie's American Song, Keep on the Sunny Side and Bonnie & Clyde. She is the producer and singer on her album Lullabies of Broadway - Nominated for Best Children's Album - New York Music Awards. Available at CDBaby.com. This fall Mimi made her feature film debut in the movie Annie starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. For more info go to www.mimibessette.com.
Gabriela Garcia (Nina) is a former cast member and dance captain for CHICAGO The Musical on Broadway, and National Tours. She has worked with George Hamilton, Marilu Henner, Usher, and Melanie Griffith. Musical theater credits include Roman Holiday (Guthrie), West Side Story, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Carousel and the Vienna and Mexico City companies of CHICAGO where she played the role of “Velma Kelly” in their native language. She served as Dance Associate to the Dusseldorf Company of CHICAGO. Worked with Preludio Asociación Cultural in Lima, Peru as choreography adviser for CHICAGO and as choreographer for Sweet Charity. Film credits include Whatever Lola Wants (Tribeca film festival) and Enchanted. As a ballet dancer she performed with Ballet del Instituto Cabañas and Balletteatro Contemponáneo in Mexico, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Tanzforum Koeln in Germany. Taught Classical Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theater at schools across Germany, Austria, Mexico, Peru and in New York at STEPS, Ellison Ballet, Arias Dance NYC, BDC, Joffrey Ballet School, as well as Pace University. In 2008, Gabriela became Co-Founder and Director of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit org making a difference through the arts. Her voice can be heard in numerous TV commercials and radio spots for the national Hispanic market. She is a recipient of El Diario’s 2010 Mujeres Destacadas award and a member of the advisory board for the Broadway League's new initiative "Viva Broadway." www.Gabriela-Garcia.com
Michael Givens (Michael) This is Michael's second outing with ABCD Productions and he is thrilled to be a part of this new musical since its humble beginnings. Michael's stage credits include Little Shop Of Horrors, Our Town, Godspell, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Skin Of Our Teeth and ABCD's production of Crossroads. He has also been featured in numerous commercials and voice-overs such as Levi's, McDonalds, PBS, Karlsberg Beer and Domino’s Pizza.
Dave Konig (Richard) Broadway: Grease (Tommy Tune prod.) as Vince Fontaine, Off B'way solo shows: Hebrew School Dropout, Addicted to Show Business. Regional: The Odd Couple, Sugar, Boys Next Door. TV: Louie (as Matchie, Season 5), Boardwalk Empire, L&O: Criminal Intent, HBO's Hardcore TV (host). The Dave Konig Show (host) USA Network, Subway Q & A (3 time Emmy winner, host) Metro TV. In addition to his fine acting, Dave Konig is a sought after national headlining stand up comic and TV host. www.davekonig.com
David Rappaport (Dave) David is excited to recreate the role of Dave which he originated. David's NYC credits include Crossroads, Saddamn the Musical, Godspell and Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Regional credits include Songs for a New World, One Way Ticket to Hell (world premiere), Ragtime (both Father and Houdini), Two by Two, The King and I, The Secret Garden, My Fair Lady, Bye, Bye Birdie, The Sound of Music and Mack & Mabel. David played Pontius Pilate in A/E Biography of Pontius Pilate, and was in Court TV’s Forensic Files, Comedy Central’s holiday commercial and principals in a number of independent films. Thanks and love to the A, B and C of ABCD Productions for helping D make this happen.
Marci Reid (Jane) is thrilled to reprise this role she originated in 2013. Her love of theatre has taken her around the world in productions such as the first national tour of the Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate, Cabaret (in German) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the review Hello, Hollywood! all over Japan. Most recently, she joined the company of the Duck Commander Musical in Las Vegas as the stand-by for the roles of Miss Kay and Lisa. In regional theaters, Marci has been seen as Mrs. Sally Adams in Call Me Madam, Violet Newstead in 9 to 5, Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty, Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown, Ethel McCormack in Footloose and both Dorothy Brock and Maggie Jones in 42nd Street. Her career would never have been possible without the support of her parents whom she adores and more recently, the support of her agent Michael Rodriguez at The Roster Agency for whom she is supremely grateful.
Sarah Howell (Stage Manager) is excited to work with this talented group of people. Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre & Fiasco’s Into the Woods, Atlantic Theater Company’s Found, Bedlam’s Hamlet & Saint Joan; Regional: Guthrie Theater (End of the Rainbow, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Christmas Carol, Edge of Our Bodies, Birds, Embers), Utah Shakespeare Festival (Mary Stuart, To Kill a Mockingbird); Tour: Million Dollar Quartet, Sesame Street Live!