Meet the Cast of Once!
Hilary Alexa Caldwell
Ex-Girlfriend, u/s Girl, u/s Reza
Hilary Alexa Caldwell is overjoyed to be making her Fulton debut with this incredible team and beautiful show! Recent credits include Luciana in A Comedy of Errors, Old Shepherd in The Winter’s Tale, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Fred, Charwoman in A Christmas Carol, Witch, Fleance, Macduff’s Son, Young Siward, Gentlewoman in Macbeth, Fanny Dashwood, Lucy Steele in Sense and Sensibility, Hostess, Curtis, Pedant, Widow in The Taming of the Shrew, Chorus in Antigone, Senior Interrogator, Percy, Witch in Equivocation (American Shakespeare Center); Gorilla, Butterfly in Tarzan (Pittsburgh Musical Theater); Janet in The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh CLO); Nurse in An Accident (Off the WALL). IG: @hilaryalexacaldwell
Trevor Lindley Craft
Svec, u/s Guy
Stanley Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Young Charlie in Da (Virginia Repertory Theatre); Roland in Constellations (TheatreLab); Sonny Malone in Xanadu (Live Arts). Instagram: @craft.trevor
Alice Dillon is a second grader in the School District of Lancaster, excited to be making her dramatic debut at the Fulton, her favorite hometown theatre. While she’s a budding pianist and percussionist in her school’s concert band, Alice’s first love is dance. She studies ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance at the Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy and has performed locally with the Donetsk Ballet Co. of Ukraine in The Nutcracker for four seasons. Alice thanks her family and friends for their love and encouragement, and the great team at the Fulton who is showing her the ropes.
Katherine Fried was most recently seen in Once at the Arden Theatre Company. Fulton Debut. Regional: Once (Arden Theatre Company); The Parchman Hour, King Lear, A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater); Shakespeare in Love, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Sherlock’s Last Case (Kansas Repertory Theatre); Readings and workshops with the Playwrights’ Center, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, and the Jungle Theater. Upcoming: Henry IV Part I, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks). Training: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.
Will Hart is honored to make his Fulton Theatre debut. Regional credits include Eamon in Once (Virginia Repertory Theatre); Ensemble in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Va Rep); Peter in Luna Gale (5th Wall Theatre); Numerous in Romeo & Juliet and Cymbeline (Virginia Shakespeare Festival); Troy in Hand Grenades (Richmond Triangle Players); Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (Bard Unbound); Dr. Carrasco in Man of La Mancha (Dogwood Dell); Wolf in The Nutcracker (American Youth Ballet); and numerous W&M Theatre credits. BA in Theatre from The College of William & Mary with special training from NYU Steinhardt.
u/s Emcee, u/s Svec
Caleb Hartsfield is very excited to be making his Fulton debut in Once! He is currently a senior musical theatre major at Pace University where he recently played Javert in their fall production of Les Misérables. Caleb is also in a band called Dining on the Moon. Their music can be found on iTunes and Spotify. Much love to his family and Nat.
Lennon Hu is exhilarated to perform at the Fulton Theatre as Andrej in Once. Lennon is a current junior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying Theater and Creative Writing. Recent credits include ensemble in Airline Highway at Virginia Rep, the Narrator in Into the Woods at VCU, and ensemble / Old Tom understudy in The Lost Colony. This summer he will be studying classical acting in the Czech Republic with the Prague Shakespeare Company. Lennon thanks his friends and family for their never-ending support.
In addition to Baruska in Once, at Virginia Rep Kelly Kennedy played Mother in Da, Ethel in On Golden Pond (Best Actress Award, RTCC), M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation, Laine in The Clean House, Gretta in The Dead, and Elizabeth in The Crucible. With Cadence Theatre; Mertis in John, Dottie in Good People, and a musician in A Lie of the Mind. Company of Fools; 110 in the Shade, Steel Magnolias, Frozen and Quilters and at Theatre Virginia; Fair and Tender Ladies, The Mikado, and Pirates of Penzance. Kelly is a featured performer in the museums and historic area of Colonial Williamsburg and is a member of the Irish band Handsome Molly.
Ken Allen Neely
NYC: Adam Pascal in Madame Pascal (Dixon Place), Christian in Cobalteans (Davenport Theatre), Nick in Puppet Dead (Mills Entertainment). National Tours: Hugh Hanson in Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, Mark in Little Black Dress (Second City Toronto). Regional: Guy in Once (Arden Theatre), Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Western Stage), Roger in Rent (Morgan Stock Theatre), Emmett in Legally Blonde, The Musical (Pacific Rep Theatre), Ethan in The Full Monty (Pacific Rep Theatre), Harry in Mamma Mia! (Totem Pole Playhouse). TV/Film: The Deuce (HBO), My Night with Howard (Stem. Ent.), Chloe (Steiner Films), The Moon, the Stars and Everything (Stem. Ent.) @Kenallenneely
Andrew Nielson is thrilled to make his Fulton Theatre debut with the incredible company of Once! Recent performances include Bank Manager in Once (Virginia Rep and Theatre Raleigh), Benjamin in the world premiere production of The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby (Firebone Theatre), and Eustace in An Evening with Eustace and Laurie Brockovich (The Duplex). As a cellist, Andrew has been heard in concert with artists including Alan Cumming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin, Tituss Burgess, and many more. Andrew’s writing and directing work includes Plant: The Second Coming (Indie Series Award winner and Official Selection – Nashville Film Festival), In The Desert Footlights (Sundance New Voices Lab Finalist), and numerous comedy sketches. www.andrewnielson.com IG: @andrew_nielson
Jon Patrick Penick
Recent theatrical roles include Billy in Once (Paramount Theatre), Eamon in Once (TheatreSquared), Henry/Deputy Johnson in Bonnie and Clyde (Kokandy Productions), Max in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Strawdog Theatre), Jack Stapleton in The Hound of The Baskervilles (Idle Muse Theatre Company), Ryan in Borderlands (Underscore Theatre Company), Terry in Today We Escape (Tympanic Theatre Company) and John in Barbecue Apocalypse (The Ruckus). Past companies worked for include St Michael’s Playhouse (Vermont) and Bristol Valley Theatre (New York). jonpatrickpenick.bandcamp.com
Christopher Seiler is excited to be making his Fulton debut. He has performed over seventy roles in forty-nine productions at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA, including Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Claudius in Hamlet, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and Crumpet in The Santaland Diaries. Other regional credits include Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma!, Editor Webb in Our Town (Porthouse Theatre) and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival). Love to Alisa. christopherseileraea.com.
Lauren Wright is thrilled to be making her Fulton Theatre debut with this beautiful show. She previously played “Reza” at Virginia Repertory Theatre after playing “Ex-Girlfriend” at The Engeman Theatre, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, and Mason Street Warehouse last year. Credits: Mamma Mia! National Tour (Ensemble, Ali/Lisa Cover), Baby (Lizzie), Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), She Loves Me (Amalia), Hairspray (Penny). Lauren has also toured the country playing her violin with Cirque Musica and The Rockin’ Road to Dublin. Proud graduate of Belmont University. Huge thanks to Dave & Jeremy at Daniel Hoff and endless love to my family! www.lauren-wright.net
J. Michael Zygo
Emcee, u/s Guy, Musical Director, Associate Choreographer, Dance Captain, Music Captain
J. Michael Zygo was an original cast member/musician of Tony Award winning Once on Broadway (Emcee, u/s Guy/Billy, Dance Capt., Assoc. Cond.) and featured on the Grammy Award-winning Cast Album. Broadway: School Of Rock (Ensemble, u/s Ned/Theo). Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Man of Rock (NYMF). Tours: Rock Of Ages – 1stNat. (Swing, u/s Drew/StaceeJaxx/Franz/Dennis/Hertz), The Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), Bridges of Madison County – 1stNat. (Ensemble, u/s Bud), Annie (Rooster), and Oklahoma! – 1stNat. (Will Parker). Film/TV: Rock Of Ages (featured dancer), Unforgettable, Tony Awards 2012, 2013 (opening line!) For Jill & Maizy. www.thezygos.com