Meet the Cast of Murder on the Orient Express!
Previously at The Fulton: Singin’ In The Rain, Kathy Seldon; The Addams Family, Morticia. Broadway: Anastasia, Tsarina Alexandra, u/s Countess Lily. National Tours: Hello Dolly, Irene Molloy. World Premiere Productions: Little Dancer (The Kennedy Center), Anastasia (Hartford Stage), Marie Dancing Still (Seattle 5th Ave). Off Broadway: Next Thing You Know, Lisa (and original cast album), A street Grows In Brooklyn, Jill. Lauren has been seen across the country in leading roles in Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins, Me And My Girl, Lady Jacque, The Music Man, Marian, NINE, Claudia and more. Lauren can next be seen in the Pre-Broadway production of Lempicka. Enormous thanks to Marc Robin, The Fulton Theatre Family, and all my B’s. It’s good to be back! Instagram @laurblackman
Susan Cella is thrilled to return to the beautiful Fulton Theatre for her fifth production, having just finished the Broadway run of The Rose Tattoo starring Marisa Tomei. BROADWAY: The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl (opp. Robert Lindsay and Jim Dale) Evita, On the Twentieth Century, and Allegro and Lady in the Dark for Encores! NATIONAL TOURS: Fiddler on the Roof (opp. Topol, Theo Bikel and Harvey Fierstein), Hairspray, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Me and My Girl (opp.. Tim Curry), Can Can. OFF-BROADWAY: The Babylon Line (Lincoln Center), Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Mayor, Jacques Brel….Cut Throat. REGIONAL: Over forty productions including: Oklahoma!, Barefoot in the park, Gypsy, It Shoulda Been You, On the Town, Funny Girl, Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike, Other Desert Cities, Anything Goes, Noises Off, Mame, Sideman, Company and Veronica’s Room, White Christmas, Mary Poppins and Gaslight at The Fulton. TV/FILM: Madam Secretary, Search Party, Elementary, Person of Interest, Law & Order (2 episodes), Hi Honey I’m Home (series regular), All my Children, and Follies and A Sondheim Celebration for PBS. As always, Thank you Marc.
Jeffrey Coon is once again thrilled to be appearing on the Fulton Stage. He has performed in over 101 professional productions all over the country and has most recently (mere weeks ago) been seen at the Fulton as Starkey in Peter Pan. Other recent Fulton productions include Mamma Mia!, Blackbird, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap and A Christmas Story, The Musical. He is the co-creator and Executive Director of “The Summer Club”, a nightclub cabaret show featuring musical standards, stand-up comedy and a 17-piece Big Band, which has been featured at the Fulton and Gretna Theatre. Proud to serve on Fulton Staff as Annual Fund & Foundation Manager and so grateful to the Lancaster community which so generously supports the work we are privileged to produce every day. Thanks to his friend Marc for the opportunities and to the entire Fulton staff for their expertise and collegiality. Love, as always, to P, J, & J.
Michel The Conductor / Head Waiter
Nathaniel Hackmann has emerged as a singer and actor of international renown. He has been seen on stage in some of the repertoire’s most demanding roles with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and most prestigious companies. He has portrayed Jean Valjean and Javert in Les Misérables on Broadway, as well as the titular roles in Jekyll and Hyde and The Hunchback Of Norte Dame. He has toured across North America in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For the BBC Proms he appeared as Curly with John Wilson Orchestra in the acclaimed production of Oklahoma! Nathaniel Hackmann holds a BM and MM in vocal performance from Central Michigan University. Twitter- @n8hackmann | Instagram- n8hackmann
Warren Kelley is so pleased to return to The Fulton where he has appeared in Sleuth, The Woman in Black and The Foreigner. He is a veteran of more than 200 productions in regional theatres around the country: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Orlando Shakespeare, Riverside Theatre, Goodspeed, Walnut Street, and many more. His diverse credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird [Atticus], Spamalot [King Arthur], The Merry Wives of Windsor [Master Ford], Oliver! [Fagin], Art [Yvan], and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike [Vanya]. Warren’s film and television work includes: Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Birdman with Michael Keaton, and the The Loudest Voice with Russell Crowe. www.warrenkelley.com
Andrew Kindig is thrilled to be aboard the Orient Express with this amazing company of actors. Favorite Fulton credits: Smee (Peter Pan), The Wizard (The Wizard of Oz), Leo Bloom (The Producers), Jim O’Connor (The Glass Menagerie), Isaac (Disgraced), Giles Ralston (Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap), M’ssr Darque (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Jacob/Potiphar/Butler (Joseph…); Other regional credits include: Roscoe (Singin’ in the Rain), Marcellus (The Music Man), Ali Hakim (Oklahoma!), Joe (Angels in America), Mordcha (Fiddler On The Roof), Kodaly (She Loves Me). Much thanks to Marc, Joey and all at the Fulton; And all my love to K, A and C.
This marks Charis’ 20th appearance at the beautiful Fulton Theatre, her most recent being as Rosie in Mamma Mia!. Some favorite Fulton credits include The Glass Menagerie (Amanda Wingfield), 42nd Street (Maggie Jones), Always, Patsy Cline (Louise Seger), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts) and The Irish… and How They Got That Way. Most recently she appeared as Ma Cagney in Utah’s Pioneer Theater production of the new musical Cagney. She has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity for 25 years. Thank you Fulton family for welcoming me home!! CLG. Please see CharisLeos.com
Chuck Ragsdale was previously seen at the Fulton as Harry Bright in Mamma Mia!, Jane/Lord Edgar, et al in The Mystery of Irma Vep, Malcolm McGregor in The Full Monty, and Prince Herbert in Spamalot. He was a proud cast member of the Broadway 1st National touring company of the Tony-Award winning A Gentleman‘s Guide to Love and Murder and off-Broadway’s infamous Silence! (Silence of the Lambs, the musical). He has appeared in regional principal work at the Walnut Street in Philly, TUTS in Houston, Kansas City Starlight, and several seasons at Maine State Music Theatre. As an educator, Chuck is on the acting faculty of CAP 21/ Molloy College in NYC. Following Murder/Express, he is looking forward to spending the remainder of the winter in FL with How To Succeed… at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
Will Ray is thrilled to the back for his sixth show here at the Fulton with the wildly talented company of Murder On The Orient Express. He was recently seen around the country as J.M. Barrie in the First National tour of Finding Neverland. Broadway: Jean Valjean (U/S) in Les Misérables. National Tours: Almonzo Wilder (U/S) in Little House on the Prairie, Disney on Classic. Favorite Regional: Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard, Chris in Miss Saigon, Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None and The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz. Will has also been a featured soloist with symphonies across world. CCM graduate. Love you, B! Will-Ray.com
Liz Shivener is always happy to be back at The Fulton! New York: The Underclassman, Einstein’s Dreams; National Tours: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Belle), Shrek, The Musical (Fiona), Les Misérables (Swing, u/s Fantine); Fulton: The Wizard Of Oz (Dorothy), Ghost (Molly), Disgraced (Emily), And Then There Were None ( Emily Brent) and Les Misérables. Endless love to her husband, Steve, and her family for being constant cheerleaders. All her gratitude to Marc And Bob Cline for creating opportunities to come home. There’s no place like it. @lizzieshive
Hanley Smith is positively gleeful to return to Lancaster! Previously at the Fulton: Les Misérables and Venus In Fur. Other favorites: The Last Five Years (Syracuse Stage, directed by Jason Alexander); In The Next Room (Gulfshore Playhouse); She Loves Me and The 39 Steps (Gretna Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Denver Center); The Glass Menagerie (Pioneer Theatre); and Major Barbara (Portland Center Stage). Hanley is also a proud member of the folk trio, A Band Called Honalee, and serves on the board of her comedy troupe, A Drinking Game NYC. Warm thanks to Marc, William, and The Smith Fam. hanleysmith.com | @backstagehanley