Meet the Cast
Taylor Aronson is thrilled to join Capital Repertory Theatre for “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas.” Credits include “Beautiful” (Cynthia Weil, Ogunquit Playhouse and Tuacahn Center for the Arts) and “The Sound of Music” (Liesl/Dance Captain, A.D. Players).
Endless gratitude to her family for their constant support and to Rosa for a love that transcends miles. Special thanks to Avalon Artists Group and the entire MDQX team for checking off my Christmas list. TXST BFA MT. @tayloraronson
Kasie Buono has spent her career performing at various regional theatres and theme parks across the U.S. and Mexico. She has her BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Tampa and most recently performed at Walt Disney World.
Having earned titles such as “Outstanding Female Performer” and “Best Actress In a Musical” from numerous performances across the country, her favorite credits include “Shrek” (Fiona), “Young Frankenstein” (Inga), “Million Dollar Quartet” (Dyanne), “Marvelous Wonderettes” (Cindy Lou) and “Gilligan’s Island” (Mary Ann). | www.kasiebuono.com
Jason Cohen is an actor, director, writer, musical director, and multi-instrumentalist, frequently working in more than one capacity on any given project.
This is his twelfth production in the “Million Dollar Quartet” world, having previously played Jerry Lee Lewis as well as directing and musically directing two productions. With his production company Emmett Productions (EmmettProductionsLLC.com), he creates, produces, and performs the theatrical concert “Great Balls of Fire” all around the country, in addition to developing other projects.
He played in the National Tour of “Million Dollar Quartet” (Jerry Lee Lewis) and has many Regional theatre credits as an actor and/or musical director. Writing credits include music and lyrics for “The Doormen” (New York Theater Festival Best Production and Best Score, TheDoormenMusical.com). BFA: NYU Tisch.
Jason lives in Manhattan and hotel rooms across the country. JasonCohenOnline.com or @ohyesjayco for more. Am Yisrael Chai
Matt is excited to be making his Capital Repertory Theatre debut. He is an actor, musician, composer, arranger, music director/supervisor and music/audio producer. His Broadway credits include “One Man, Two Guvnors” (Associate Music Director) and “Bandstand.” Off-Broadway, he was a part of Roundabout Theatre’s revival of “The Robber Bridegroom.” Matt has also been a part of numerous national tours and regional theatre productions. His favorite credits include John Doyle’s “Sweeney Todd,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” “The Buddy Holly Story” (Music Director) and “Ring of Fire” (Music Director). On television, he can be seen on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and heard in “The Reading League’s Reading Buddies” where he serves as composer and sound designer. Visit mattcusackmusic.com.
Ian holds degrees in music from Rutgers University, the University at Buffalo, and SUNY Schenectady. Pit orchestra highlights include “Addams Family,” “Anything Goes,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Guys And Dolls,” “Hello Dolly!,” “Honky Tonk Angels,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Music Man,” “Tarzan” and “Wizard Of Oz.”
As a drummer he has toured throughout the U.S. and Canada and can be heard on releases from Brave Cove Records, No Sleep Records, Z Tapes, and Disposable America. As a low brass player he can be heard on releases from Infrasonic Press and MSR Classics. This is Ian’s first onstage role since 2004.
Luke is an L.A. based actor and musician. National tours include “The Book of Mormon” and Mamma Mia!” He recently starred as Captain America in the world premier of “Rogers: The Musical” at Disney’s California Adventure (Original Cast Album streaming on all music platforms).
Regional credits include Elvis Presley in “Million Dollar Quartet” (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), The Baker in “Into the Woods” (New Village Arts), Georg Nowack in “She Loves Me” (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Tony Elliot in “Billy Elliot” (San Diego Musical Theatre), Andrej in “Once” (Lamb’s Players Theatre – San Diego Critics’ Circle Award), and Lempicka (La Jolla Playhouse).
“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” @lukepmonday
Rob Morrison is thrilled to make his Capital Repertory Theatre debut! He recently starred as Bart in John Doyle’s production of “The 12” at Goodspeed.
Off-Broadway appearances include “Assassins”, “Frankenstein” (CSC), “Avenue Q,” “Nevermore” and “Pinkalicious” (New World Stages). Regional shows include “You’re A Good Man,” “Charlie Brown” (Cincinnati Playhouse), “Working” (Berkshire Theater Group), “Wild Fire” (Denver Center), “Nerds” (Philadelphia Theater Company), “Jesus Christ Superstar” (North Carolina Theatre) and “Big River” (Goodspeed).
Rob voices Doodle on Nickelodeon’s “Sunny Day,” and many characters on PBS’ Emmy-winning “Peg + Cat” and TV/Film “Unforgettable,” “Alpha House” and “Freedom.” His credits as a composer include “Frankenstein” (stage score) and “Sun Belt Express” (film score). As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Rob is a member of the Booklights and the Hollows.
BFA Emerson College. Love to Lauren. @therobmorrison
Nathan is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a BFA in Music Theatre. He has performed as Elvis Presley in “Million Dollar Quartet” numerous times across the U.S. including New York, Montana, and the Bluegrass-State of Kentucky! He was also recently seen in the east coast premiere of the new bio musical “Elvis: A Musical Revolution.” Other regional credits include “Into The Woods” (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), “Footloose” (Ren McCormack) and “Forever Plaid” (Smudge). NathanRobertsNYC.com
Billy is thrilled to make his debut at theREP with such a deft team. A big “thank you” to all reading this playbill for supporting your amazing, Albany theater community this holiday season—these rocking and merry times couldn’t happen without you. Billy’s credits include Berkshire Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Court Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Solvang Theatre, The Billings Symphony, The Million Dollar Quartet National Tour, Chicago PD and more.
Billy’s performances have garnered recognition from audiences everywhere, from The Berkshire Theatre Critics Assc. Awards, to the Joseph Jefferson Awards of Chicago, to the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards. Billy is a singer-songwriter, gardener and fine-leather worker who wouldn’t be anything without his incredible parents’ support. Billy has a wonderful team at Stewart Talent and if want to follow Billy’s art and performances, follow at @billy_rude or www.billyrude.com.
Jeremy Sevelovitz is a New York native, Miami transplant and graduate of the Hartt School of Music (Hartford, CT). Theatrical credits include “Chasing The Song” (La Jolla), “Beau” (Adirondack Theater Festival), “Hello! My Baby” (Goodspeed), “We The People” (National Tour), “Escape To Margaritaville” (Actor’s Playhouse) and “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” (Penobscot Theater Co.), as well as various regional productions of “Million Dollar Quartet.” TV/ Film credits include “Beau: The Musical” (TBD Productions) and “Billions” (Showtime).
As a multi-instrumentalist he has played with several different groups, spanning many genres from pop to rock to blues and country. He also released a collection of original music in 2014, entitled “Devils & Kings,” available on his website. In 2018, he helped found and launch Tundra Productions, crafting tribute concerts and shows across the country, as well as launching an acting/vocal coaching studio in 2022 (IG: @tundradramastudio).
Thanks to his team at Avalon Artists Group, his family and his wife, Sofia, for their continued love and support! TT! // Instagram: @jeremy.sevelovitz // www.jeremysevelovitz.com
James is thrilled to make his debut at theREP with this stellar team! He is a Berkshire based actor, director and musician, and him and his wife, Tara Franklin, are the Co-Producing Artistic Directors of Chester Theatre Company in Chester, M.A.
Directing credits include “The Making of a Great Moment” (Chester Theatre Company and Urban Stages), “Working: A Musical” (Berkshire Theatre Group, BroadwayWorld Best Director of a Musical, Berkshire Region 2019), “Million Dollar Quartet” (Berkshire Theatre Group, Berkshire Theatre Critics Outstanding Direction of a Musical 2017), as well as recent work with Wagner College Theatre and Arkansas Rep.
No stranger to blue suede shoes, James has laced them up over 750 times performing as Carl Perkins for two years on the first national tour, and in several regional productions including Papermill Playhouse, Ogunquit, Riverside, Great Lakes Theatre, The Fulton, and Maine State Music Theatre.
Other acting credits include “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” (Broadway/The Public), “These Paper Bullets” (Yale Rep/The Geffen/The Atlantic) and extensive work with both Berkshire Theatre Group (“A Thousand Clowns,” “The Caretaker,” “The Who’s Tommy”) and Chester Theatre Company (“Pass Over,” “Tiny Beautiful Things,” “Title & Deed,” “The Aliens,” “Wittenberg”).
James writes and records original rock music as a solo artist, and with the band Secret Pint. www.chestertheatre.org.
Freddy Ramirez is an associate artist at theREP, assistant artistic director at The Northeast Ballet Company and director of dance programming at Proctors Collaborative. A former Broadway performer and In Forward Motion Dance Company member, Freddy now calls upstate N.Y. home.
He most recently choreographed “The Irish and How They Got That Way,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Full Monty,” “She Loves Me,” “Mamma Mia,” “Camelot,” “A Christmas Story,” “Gypsy and the Secret Garden” at theREP. Other Directing and Choreography credits include “Guys and Dolls,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Damn Yankees,” “Carousel,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Nunsense” for numerous regional and repertory theatres. Freddy has also been the choreographer for “All Shook Up,” “Aida,” “Pippin,” “The Prom,” “Les Miserables,” “RENT” and “Into The Woods” at the School of Performing Arts Broadway program at Proctors.
In addition to the musical theatre world, Freddy has created choreography for plays including “Midsummer Nights Dream,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley,” the World Premieres of “The Naked Influence” and “Some People Hear Thunder,” and for national and international dance companies. His dance works have been performed all throughout Europe and here in the U.S.
Kate Kern is absolutely thrilled to be the production stage manager for “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas.” Kate loves working with Capital Repertory Theatre and has worked as an occasional stage manager and assistant company manager for the past few years.
Kate is also a company member of Troy Foundry Theatre where she has worked as the production stage manager for shows such as “Illium Burns: Where There’s Smoke” and “City Of Myth: Illium Sings.”
She is also proud to have worked with wonderful companies such as Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY, Proctors and the Theatre Institute at Sage. She is a recent graduate from Russell Sage College majoring in Business Administration and Theatre, where she was the stage manager for four years at the Theatre Institute at Sage for “Stupid F#cking Bird,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Oliver,” “Tribes” and many more.
Kate loves working with the people at Capital Repertory Theatre and she wants to thank her family, friends, all the wonderful people at theREP and NJH for all their support.
Regina is thrilled to be working on her first production at theREP! She is a recent graduate of Russell Sage College’s musical theatre performance program. Recent onstage credits include “Happy Days,” “Junie B. Jones The Musical,” “The Laramie Project,” and “Stupid F**king Bird.”
Tech and assistant stage manager credits include “Thanksgiving Play,” “Still,” “Misery,” and “Thirst” (Dorset Theatre Festival). Stage Manager credits include “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily” and “Benjamin Franklinstein The Musical” (Russell Sage College).
She would like to thank her family, Vinny, and Kate for their support.
Jeff is a Massachusetts based designer and is responsible for over 300 productions. He is delighted to work with Capital Repertory Theatre for the first time.
Recent work includes “Topdog/Underdog” and “Describe the Night” (The Gamm Theatre, R.I.), “El Matrimonio Secreto” (Florida Grand Opera), “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” and “People Places and Things” (Speakeasy Stage, Boston), “Ain’t Misbehavin'” (Central Square Theatre, Cambridge, M.A.), “Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure” (Cambridge, M.A. and Belfast, NI); and Boston’s Christmas Revels every December since 2010.
Jeff attended the University of Connecticut and teaches at Harvard University and Boston College. He lives in Holliston, Massachusetts with wife Tess and baby Jo. Member of United Scenic Artists 829. www.jeffadelberg.com.
Christopher is thrilled to be returning to theREP. He previously designed the production of “Honky Tonk Angels.” He is a NYC based designer for theatre and television with an MFA in Scenic Design from Indiana University in Bloomington.
His work has been seen all over the country and internationally. Recent productions include “The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers” and “The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes” at Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo. Some of his favorite associate scenic designer credits include the West End production of “The Prince of Egypt” in London and “Into the Woods” at the Hollywood Bowl. He was the assistant art director for “Pretty Little Liars: Summer School” for HBO and “Poker Face” for Peacock.
For more information, please visit his website at www.Christopher-Rhoton.com or find him on IMDb.
Mr. Kaplan has been the resident costume designer for the Sarasota Opera for twenty-seven seasons where he has designed over 120 productions.
His recent endeavors include designing the costumes for “Blithe Spirit,” which he won Best Costume Award for Berkshire Area BroadwayWorld, and for theREP, “My Fair Lady” and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” for The Barter Theatre and “Streetcar Named Desire,” “Werther”, and “The Consul” for Florida Grand Opera.
Design credits include twelve years as the principal designer for “Ringling Bros.” and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, “THE MIKADO” at Pittsburgh Public Theatre and “Man of La Mancha” for the Olney Theatre- for which he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award.
He was a resident designer for The Alley Theatre, where he designed the American premiere of…”HENCEFORWARD,” written and directed by Alan Ayckborn, and The Asolo Theatre, where he designed the world premiere of “Horton Footes’ Talking Pictures.”
Jeffrey (he/him) is a New York City based sound designer and is thrilled to be returning to Capital Repertory Theatre for “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” after having designed “The Wizard of Oz” and “Honky Tonk Angels.”
Jeffrey’s work has been heard throughout the north east and has recently been awarded with CT Region Broadway World’s Best Sound Design for “The Agitators.” Most recently Jeffrey designed “INDECENT” at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, C.T. and was the assistant sound designer for “Penelope” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Off-Broadway credits include MCC: Associate Sound Designer to Nathan Leigh “Space Dogs.” Other regional credits include “Godspell,” “What the Jews Believe” for Berkshire Theatre Group, and “Side by Side by Sondheim” for Northern Stage. He also regularly designs for Siena College, including this spring’s production of “Dr. Faustus.”
Jeffrey would like to thank his fiancé Melanie, his cat Thomas, and his friends and family for their love, support and constant music recommendations. For more information about his current or past projects and what’s coming up next, visit www.jeffreysalerno.com.
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