Meet the Cast of Sophisticated Ladies!
Neville is thrilled to be making his Fulton debut with this phenomenal production and team. A graduate of NYU’s TSOA, favorite credits include Oklahoma! (DCPA), Gypsy (Maltz Jupiter) and The Wings of Icarus Jackson (Kennedy Center), and Footloose (Fireside Dinner Theatre). On camera credits include L&O: Criminal Intent, Jessica Jones, SNL, and commercials for Evian, Smirnoff and others. @ohneville
E. Faye Butler
Honored to return to Fulton Theatre and Lancaster! Last seen in Ghost, The Musical as Ode Mae Brown and recipient of the audience choice award Thank You Lancaster! E. Faye’s career spans 40 years performing in plays, musicals, concerts, clubs, cabaret across the country and internationally. National and Regional Tours: Mamma Mia!, Ain’t Misbehavin, Dinah Was, Cope, Nunsense. International, Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, The Goodman, Kennedy Center, Harmon Hall, Steppenwolf, Court, Victory Gardens, Peninsula Players, Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago Children, Milwaukee Rep, Yale Rep., Drury Lane, Marriott’s Lincolnshire, Paramount, Porchlight, Congo Square, Arena Stage, Baltimore Centerstage, Olney, Signature, MSMT, Shakespeare, Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Seattle Rep., The MUNY, St. Louis Rep., Preforming Arts Center Hong Kong, Teatro La Habana, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Asolo Rep., Northlight. Recipient of eight Jeffs, two Helen Hayes, Four BTTA, R.A.M.I., Ovation, Sarah Siddons, Excellence in the Arts, Kathy Lampkey, Rosetta LeNoire, Guy Adkins, After Dark, Barrymore, and Black Excellence Awards. Inducted into the Women in the Arts Museum, Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. Proud AEA member, www.e-fayebutler
Jake, Dance Captain
Jake is so excited to be making his Fulton debut! Performance credits: Me And My Girl (New York City Center Encores!), Bullets Over Broadway (1st National Tour, Ogunquit Playhouse), Curtains (Arvada Center), and Hairspray (North Shore Music Theatre). Choreography credits: Spring Awakening, Altar Boyz (Norton Theatre). Many thanks to Mark & Jaime, and my ever-supportive family and friends! @jake_corceography
Felicia P. Fields
Felicia was most recently seen in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the notable Writers Theatre. Other theatre credits include various productions of Low Down Dirty Blues, I’ll Take you There, Love and Southern Discomfort, Let the Good Times Roll with E. Faye Butler and productions at The Marriott Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Theatre at the Center, Northlight Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, The Broadway Playhouse and the Goodman Theatre. Ms. Fields earned a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway and a 2006 Theatre World Award, two Broadway.com awards, an NAACP nomination, BTAA and many Jeff nominations garnering one for Best Actress in a Musical. Television/film credits include Slice with Chance the Rapper, Save the Last Dance, Who Gets the Dog, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Bad Judge (NBC), Sense 8 (Netflix), Early Edition (CBS), The Knights of Prosperity (ABC) and many commercials/voice-overs to date. She is the recipient of a Clarence Dewitt Award, Delighted to be back at The Fulton Theatre. Thank you so much Marc for having me back.
Previously at Fulton: 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Other credits include: Maria Huerta, Saturday Night Fever (Maine State Music Theatre); Olga Mara, Singin’ In The Rain (Maine State Music Theatre); Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Maine State Music Theatre); Lead Vocalist, Blazing Boots (Norwegian Cruise Line); Penny, Hairspray (Mayo Performing Arts Center); Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family (Stony Hill Players). Love and thanks to her family, Connor, Marc Robin and Bob Cline. www.carissagaughran.com ; All social media @carissagaughran
Greer, Dance Captain
Greer is NYC-based and thrilled to return to Fulton! As choreographer and creative consultant, she set Andy Blankenbuehler’s original Broadway choreography for In The Heights in Brazil, one of her 8 productions of the show to date. She has taught at Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, Texas State University, and internationally. She was associate director and associate choreographer to Michael Balderrama for Holland America Cruise Lines and the dance captain for Evita at NSMT as well as Lorin Latarro’s associate choreographer for Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park. Greer is the associate and supervising choreographer for McCarter Theater’s A Christmas Carol and the founder of upcoming app LALUZ @laluzapp @greergisy
Jim is thrilled to be making his Fulton Theatre debut! National Tours: Waitress, The Phantom of the Opera, Spring Awakening. Regional: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Voice of Quasimodo, Sacramento Music Circus), The Circus in Winter (Gordon, Goodspeed), Memphis (Huey Calhoun, Arvada Center) A Little Night Music (Henrik, Arden Theatre Co). Jim appears as a soloist with Symphony Orchestras all over the US and Canada. Special thanks to Marc, Joey, CGF and family. jimhoganactor.com @jimhogan220
Louis James Jackson
Louis is thrilled to make his debut at the Fulton Theatre. National Tour: Mowtown The Musical (Temptation/Lead Contour/u.s. Jackie Wilson). International Tour: Shrek, The Musical (u/s Donkey/Papa Bear). Regional: A Sign Of The Times (Delaware Theatre Company), Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Ogunquit Playhouse). Dance: Luna Nega Dance Theater, DanceWorks Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Memoria), Stiletto Entertainment, Holland America Cruise Line. Studied at Grand Valley State University, The Dance Theatre of Harlem School, and The Ailey School. Special thanks to About Artists Agency, his family, & Devin.
Tyler is stoked to be back at the Fulton after being seen in this season’s production of 42nd Street! Other Regional Credits include: 42nd Street at The Muny and North Shore Music Theatre, Wiley and the Hairy Man (Wiley), Joseph.. Dreamcoat (Dance Captain) at StageOne Family Theatre and 42nd Street (Andy Lee U/S) at The Lexington Theatre Company. He was also seen in The World Premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway last year at Barrington Stage. Many thanks to Bob Cline, this amazing Cast and Creative Team, The Mine, CCM, and his beautiful friends and family. Proud AEA Member! Always #tothemax. TylerJC.com
Jessica A. Lawyer
Jessica is so pumped to be back with the Fulton family and with so many friends! Recent credits include Singin’ In the Rain, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Saturday Night Fever (MSMT) Annie Get Your Gun, The Addams Family, Wizard of Oz (Fulton Theatre) West Side Story (STONC, Harbor Lights Theatre) Graduate of Stephens College. So much love and appreciation to my family, especially Albert, for being my cheerleader! Enjoy this fun, energy packed show! Endless thanks to my Marks!! @JALDANCER2 WWW.JESSICALAWYER.COM
Janayé is thrilled to return to the Fulton Theater after recently being seen in the ensemble and understudying for Matron “Mama” Morton in the production of Chicago! She has traveled around the world as a production and featured dancer on the Norwegian Cruise Line where she has had the pleasure of performing in award winning shows, Swing the Musical and After Midnight! Thank you Marc Robin, Bob Cline and the Fulton Theatre family for another amazing opportunity! Huge thanks to my family for your love and support! @janaye_mc
Allie is over the moon to be returning to the Fulton. She was last seen in 42nd Street as Phyllis, performing two shows as Peggy Sawyer. NCL: After Midnight (Featured soloist/Dance Cpt – Warren Carlyle) Drury Lane: South Pacific (Liat u/s, Associate choreographer), “New” 42nd Street (Gladys), PCLO: 42nd Street (Lorraine) MSMT: A Chorus Line (Maggie), Legally Blond, The Musical (Whitney/Chutney), 42nd Street, Penn Center Stage: Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Grand Hotel (Flaemmchen u/s). Allie performed alongside Andrew Nemr on the Ted Talks stage, at Symphony Space, Joshua Tree, Paris, and all over the Tri-State area. For AJ, Pip & Sal, and Mom, my angel. @thedandelion
Connor is excited to be making his Fulton debut! Normally he is found jazzing in NYC creating new pieces of theatre for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and for commercial use. Most recently Connor performed Off-Broadway with Mark Stuart in When Changes Comes and is currently working on a new musical Other World as the Associate Choreographer. In addition to theatre Connor is a famous hand model and lover of writing poems and haikus. I hope you enjoy, this little ditty we made, it is just for you. He wants to thank his friends, and family, Lakey and Mark and my Heart. Follow @connorschwantes
Shari is a native of Chicago, IL and earned her BFA in Modern Dance Performance at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She was most recently seen as the Female Tap Feature in After Midnight on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape. Previously, she’s been a dancer with Royal Caribbean Productions, Clancy Works Dance Company, and has done freelance work collaborating, creating, and performing with other artists in Philadelphia and NYC. She is thrilled to be to be a part of Sophisticated Ladies and extremely grateful to her support system for the continuous love and encouragement throughout all her endeavors!