JACK GERHARD (Guy) is so excited to be living his dream role of Guy in Once! He is a recent graduate of Rider University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous regional credits include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI. More at jackgerhard.com
MARIAH LOTZ (Girl) is thrilled to be performing a dream role in her first tour! BFA Rider University. Huge hugs to Avalon Artists, teachers, friends and family. Find original music at mariahlotz.com
TODD AULWURM (Bank Manager) is elated to finally be a part of his dream show. His favorite roles have been Dick in Dames at Sea at TATC, Franz in Rock of Ages at RMRT and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at LTOTS. Todd is a proud Chicago-based actor/musician with a BFA from Indiana University. Love to Mom, Paul, Karen, Ginny, Marisa and Shannon.
CARRIE LYN BRANDON (Swing/Girl Cover) National/International: Charlie Brown Christmas tour (Patty), AIDA Cruises (Soloist). Regional credits include Sierra Rep’s Mamma Mia (Sophie), Oregon Cabaret’s Beehive (Allison), Sharon Playhouse’s Big River (Mary Jane), Marin Theatre Company’s Anne Boleyn (Celia). Singer/songwriter. Penn State Crew15. This dream show is for my supportive family and all loved ones. www.carriebrandon.com
CARLOS CASTILLO (Andrej) National tour debut! Regional: Olney Theatre Center: Once, Finian’s Rainbow, Carousel; Arden: Once; Adventure Theatre: Fancy Nancy, Tinkerbell; Kennedy Center TYA: JJ’s Arcade; Imagination Stage: Wonderland- Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure. BA Acting, Rider University. ccastilloactor.com IG:@ccastillomusic
TREVOR LINDLEY CRAFT (Svec/Understudy Guy) Credits include Svec/understudy Guy in Once (Fulton Theatre, Virginia Repertory Theatre); Stanley in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Young Charlie in Da (Virginia Repertory Theatre); Roland in Constellations (TheatreLAB); and Sonny in Xanadu (Live Arts). Original music on Spotify and iTunes under the name El Trevir. IG: craft.trevor
RICHARD DANIEL (DA) is from Nashville. Regional credits include Ben Franklin in 1776 (Cortland Rep), Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd (Springer Opera House), Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Studio Tenn), and Burl/Stanley in Smoke on the Mountain (Ryman Auditorium, Cumberland County Playhouse, many others).
ELLEON DOBIAS (Ex Girlfriend) In addition to acting and music-making, Elleon enjoys writing, hiking, tall trees, and toast. Originally from Colorado, Elleon is grateful to share Once with audiences across the states. She would like to thank her dear family, friends, mentors, and green snap peas for sustaining her, always. (@elleondobias)
EMILY GREGONIS (Reza/Girl Understudy) is thrilled to be a part of the Once national tour. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College’s Musical Theatre program. Favorite roles include Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cardona in Titanic and Vera in She Kills Monsters. She is forever thankful for her loving parents.
CALEB HARTSFIELD (Emcee/Understudy Eamon/Svec/Andrej) is very excited to join the cast of Once for his first national tour. He previously performed in Once at the Fulton Theatre in 2019. He is also a recent graduate of the Pace University 2019 musical theatre class. Caleb’s musical and other projects can be found on CalebHartsfield.com. Much love to his parents, Caitlin and Nat.
JODY ALAN LEE (Swing: Billy/Da/Bank Manager/Emcee) is an actor/musician currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Past credits include Brother Jay in Million Dollar Quartet with Prather Touring, Kipps in The Woman In Black, and Bill Starbuck in The Rainmaker. He would like to thank his mother and father for being his biggest fans and Amanda Jo for everything she does. LYSVM!
SAM SAINT OURS (Swing) Off Broadway: Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure (Atlantic Theater Company); Regional: The Lion in Winter and Billy Bishop Goes to War (Cape May Stage); Once (John W. Engeman Theater) and Oil (Olney Theatre Center). All thanks to my ever-growing family, our mother earth, and America’s public educators. Go Dukes! SamSaintOurs.com IG: @samsaintours
JON PATRICK PENICK (Billy) Forever thankful to be a part of this production. When not acting, Jon is a singer/songwriter. Please check out his new album “All That We Send” available on all streaming services. Special thanks to Zygo and all my love to Steve, Bobette and Traci. jonpatrickpenick.bandcamp.com
MARTA RYMER (Reza/Swing/ Ex Girlfriend Understudy) A Boston native with preparatory violin training at Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory. Marta is a graduate of AMDA. Recent appearances include Once (SpeakEasy Stage), West Side Story (Fiddlehead Theatre), and A Tale of Two Cities (York Theatre). Gratitude to everyone at APEX and so much love to Ben, Mom, Tony, and the fam! www.martarymer.com
MATTHEW STALEY (Eamon/ Understudy Guy) is thrilled to be joining his first national tour with Once! Previous credits: Man of LaMancha (Princeton Festival), Smoke on the Mountain (La Comedia), Blitz/Soul of the City (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line), Time Step (Stage Door Theater). Rider University: BFA
TRACY THOMAS (Baruska/Musical Supervisor) Professor of Musical Theatre Voice (University of Memphis). Tours: The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess/Elsa understudy international)), Fiddler on the Roof (Associate Musical Director, national). Regional: Once (Baruska), Next to Normal (Diana), numerous additional musical theatre/opera/oratorio roles. Former Presidential soloist, USCG. Debuts: Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall. IU, CCM proud! Miluji te, Nathan, UofM, Prather!