Meet the Cast of Little Shop of Horrors!
Gina Naomi Baez
Off-Broadway & Regional: Agnes in A Taste of Things to Come (York Theatre Company & World Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse), Angel in A Christmas Carol (MSG), La Muchacha in Under Fire (NYMF), Feat. Soloist in Chautauqua! (Public Theater), Nina in In The Heights, Nancy in Oliver! and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha. TV: “Orange is the New Black” (Season 4). Readings/Workshops: COAL: The Musical, Las Abuelas, Quanah. Gina is also a singer/songwriter, viral youtuber (youtube.com/ginanaomimusic) and a proud cancer survivor! Her EP album is available on ITunes. Thanks to Marc, Bob Cline, Sam, Tink and her family. www.ginanaomibaez.com – Twitter/Instagram: @GinaNaomiBaez
Galyana is thrilled to make her debut at the Fulton Theatre. Previous credits include: National Tour: Fame (Miss Sherman). Regional: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Billie Holiday, The Prizery), Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend, Ogunquit Playhouse), Seussical: The Musical (Sour Kangaroo, Stages St. Louis) Ain’t Misbehavin (Nell Carter, Forestburgh Playhouse), Show Boat (Queenie, Shenandoah Summer Theatre), Big River (Alice, Sharon Playhouse). S/O to my incredible girlfriend, Madeline, and my family back home.
This is Nia’s debut at the Fulton and she is honored and excited to be sharing the stage with such an amazing cast. Nia is a recent graduate at pace university and would like to thank all of the cavalry for the most enlightening four years. Nia’s has been seen as Maggie in Baayork Lee’s A Chorus Line, Martirio in … Benarda Alba, the Acid Queen in The Who’s Tommy and the Evil Step mother in Into the Woods. Lastly she would like to thank God for all of her blessing and her parents for all of the support and love to live out her dreams on stage.
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Emmy Award winner! Recently appeared in the Grammy and Tony Award winning Best Revival of Broadway’s The Color Purple (Squeak). Favorite Credits include Broadway National Tour productions of Motown The Musical, The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls (Effie), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Armelia), New York City Center Encores Big River (Alice), national voice over and recording artist for numerous radio and television commercials and jingles. Find Patrice’s original music at PatriceCovington.com and iTunes. She welcomes you to follow @sangtrice on all social media platforms! “Don’t be a star…be a galaxy!”™ Kay P. Sykes this is for you girl!
Hillary is so excited to be making her Fulton Theatre debut in Little Shop Of Horrors. She is a recent graduate of Pace Unitversity. Recent roles include: Cinderella in Into The Woods, and Sarah Brown in Ragtime at Quisisana Resort in Maine, and Anne in A Little Night Music at Pace University.
Michael happily returns to the Fulton where he appeared, last season, in Veronica’s Room and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. New York Credits: Fiddler On The Roof (Broadway revival); Enter Laughing (York Theatre); The Awful Truth (Fringe Festival); Shlemiel The First (Theatre for a New Audience); Wallenberg (NYMTF); Street Scene (Brave New World Rep) National Tours: Annie; Fiddler On The Roof. Regional: Rags; Crazy For You; And Then There Were None; Phantom (Fulton Theatre); Steel Pier (Actor’s Playhouse); Brighton Beach Memoirs (Seven Angels); Cats; The Most Happy Fella; (Theatre Under the Stars); South Pacific (Wick Theatre); Bye Bye Birdie (Westchester Broadway); Falsettoland (Caldwell Theatre, Carbonell Award nomination); Ragtime (Jersey
Productions). Stock: Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (Ivoryton Playhouse); LendMe A Tenor; Spamalot; A Christmas Carol (Arrow Rock Lyceum); Plaza Suite; I Do, I Do (Allenberry Playhouse); To Kill A Mocking Bird; Into The Woods (Forestburgh Playhouse); Guys and Dolls (New Harmony); Chicago; It Shoulda Been You (Mason Street Warehouse). Television: Elementary. www.michaeliannucciactor.com
Nathaniel has most recently played Jean Valjean, Javert, and the Factory Foreman on Broadway in Lés Miserables. He has just returned from London at The Royal Albert Hall and a sold out engagement as Curly in Oklahoma! with the John Wilson Orchestra. Other New York/national tour: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Paint Your Wagon (Steve). Regional: Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Adam), Oliver! (Bill Sykes), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Miles), Oklahoma! (Jud), Ragtime (Tateh), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), Camelot (Lancelot), Bye Bye Birdie (Birdie). Love and thanks: God, parents, and family: Nicole (Puzzle Piece), and son Alexander. Proud member AEA. Twitter: @super_n8 Instagram: N8HACKMANN
Donovan is excited to return to the Fulton after last being seen in Disney’s Newsies! Donovan recently was on tour as Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar. Other Fulton credits: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot, Footloose, Elf: The Musical, and The Addams Family. Donovan has traveled and performed with Carnival and Norwegian cruise lines. Other regional credits: Munkustrap in Cats, Angel in Rent, Mark in Altar Boyz, West Side Story, and Les Misérables. Donovan enjoys teaching and choreographing for young artists in the Lancaster area! Carpe Diem and Happy Halloween!
Ben is thrilled to be back at the Fulton in this dream role. He was previously seen here as Igor in Young Frankenstein and Carmen Ghia in The Producers. Favorite credits include: Wicked (Boq, Broadway/Tour), Grease (Eugene, Int’l Tour), Spamalot (Patsy), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), The Full Monty (Malcolm), Next to Normal (Henry), Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie), Guys and Dolls (Big Jule), and The Christmas Rose (World premiere at Carnegie Hall). You can also see Ben as Charles Demuth in the Living Gallery at the Lancaster Visiter Center. Ben serves as a proud Actors’ Equity Chorus Councillor and a career coach with The Biz of Show. BFA: NYU-CAP21. Love to the Lieberts, the Kadels, Rosie, and K. www.benliebert.com
Frank J. Paul
Frank is excited to make his Fulton Theatre Debut! Frank studied Theatre at the University of Illinois. He has been a part of several readings in NYC including Mother Jones, and How To Be An American (York Theatre), To Dance (Tru Voices), Wong Foo (Pan Asian Rep), and Nutcracker! The Musical (Amas). Chicago credits include: Altar Boyz (Abraham). Plaid Tidings (Jinx), Guys and Dolls (Benny SouthStreet), Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip), Grease (Doody). Regional: My Favorite Year (Benjy Stone). Thank you To Marc for this opportunity, and Love to his family and Indy for their continued love and support.
Shea is so grateful to be back at the Fulton! Broadway: Allegiance (Betsy Tanaka). Regional: Here Lies Love (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Spring Awakening (Ilse, The Hangar Theatre), Seussical the Musical (Bird Girl, The St. Louis Muny), West Side Story (Rosalia, Music Theatre Wichita), South Pacific (Liat, MTW) Footloose (Urleen, Fulton Theatre). She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. Thank you Marc Robin for believing in me! Special thanks to DGRW, and love to her friends and family. For mom, always!
PRE-BROADWAY: First Wives Club (Elise, opposite Faith Prince). LAS VEGAS: Mamma Mia! (Donna) NATIONAL TOUR: Mamma Mia! (Tanya). REGIONAL: Washington D.C. Shakespeare Company’s Kiss Me Kate (Kate opposite Douglas Sills) Signature Theatre The Fix (Violet); Chicago: Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond, 2013 Jeff Award), Annie (Ms. Hannigan), [title of show] (Heidi), Legally Blonde (Paulette, Jeff Award nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne); Goodman Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit); Curtains (Georgia Hendricks), Once Upon a Time in NJ (Celeste, Jeff Award nomination), Into the Woods (Witch), Singing in the Rain (Lina Lamont, Jeff Award nomination) Master’s in Education. Always grateful to Marc Robin from that first day in July until today.
Lilly is thrilled to be at The Fulton! How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Madison Square Garden; Other credits include, Deirdre, The Cottage Engman Theatre; Frenchy, Grease Maine State Music Theatre/Walnut Street/Riverside/Northshore Music Theatre/North Carolina Theatre; Philia, Forum; Penny, Hairspray; Suzy, Marvelous Wonderettes; Audrey, Lost Highway; Amensia, Nunsense; Flat Rock Playhouse; Roxie Hart, Chicago GVT; Sister Mary Robert, Sister Act; Joanna, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Kitty, Drowsy Chaperone Saint Michael’s Playhouse; Minnie Fay, Hello Dolly! Gateway Playhouse; Chava, Fiddler at Ogunquit Playhouse. TV: Michael and Michael Have Issues, Comedy Central. Love & Light
Joseph was seen at the Fulton last season as Big Davey in Billy Elliot, and as Olin Britt (barbershop quartet bass) in the 2005 production of The Music Man. NYC: Carousel (Policeman) and Show Boat (Carnival Barker) both at Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic and aired on “Live From Lincoln Center”; Guys and Dolls (Mission Quartet) at Carnegie Hall with Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally; The Golden Apple (Ensemble) with City Center Encores. Joseph has played Olin Britt in nine touring and regional productions of The Music Man, three alongside Shirley Jones. Other: Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Addams Family (Lurch), Little Mermaid (Triton), Les Misérables (Bishop).
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