Jared Freiburg(Jerry Lee Lewis/Music Captain)
A native of Des Moines, IA, Jared began playing piano at age 5 by way of his Grandmother, being influenced by 1950s musical styles among her records, and quality time watching re-runs of The Lawrence Welk Show. After briefly attending the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Jared joined the first production of Million Dollar Quartet onboard the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship and continued to portray Jerry Lee Lewis there for four years. Jared has also produced his own Jerry Lee Lewis tribute concert, and is the bandleader for Jared Freiburg & The Vagabonds, a 50s style trio that performs regularly on land and at sea. He is honored to be reprising the role of “The Killer” once more for his first national tour. JFREIBURG.COM
Kathleen Macari is a New York City resident who started her Million Dollar Quartet journey exactly two years ago while aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Getaway ship. She is so elated to be back to doing what she loves! With a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Niagara University, she has traveled around performing many plays and musicals since graduating, most notably as Millie Dillmount (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Suzy Hendrix (Wait Until Dark), and Viola (Twelfth Night, Stratford-upon-Avon, England). She is so thankful for everyone who has supported her through the years! Instagram: @kathleenmacari
Matthew Mucha(Sam Phillips)
Matthew Mucha is so grateful and thrilled to be back on stage after the whirlwind of the past year and a half. Favorite credits include Memphis at CFRT (Huey) and the First National Tour of Bandstand (André/Ensemble). MMC BFA Acting/Musical Theatre graduate. Co-creator and Co-host of Second Act Snacks, the Broadway web series that combines food and theatre (@secondactsnacks). Endless thanks to his team at ATB Talent and DeeHart Talent. Big love to his family and Jaime. IG: @matthewmucha.
Jamie Pittle is thrilled to be a part of the world premiere of Million Dollar Quartet Christmas. Off-Broadway: Missed Connections (Original Cast). Chicago: Heartbreak Hotel (Original Cast). Regional: The Buddy Holly Story, Million Dollar Quartet. He is currently the drummer/eye candy for Jared Freiburg & The Vagabonds. Thanks to the MDQX team, my family, my dogs, and Savannah.
Bill Scott Sheets(Johnny Cash)
Musical theatre credits include: Million Dollar Quartet (Norwegian Cruise Line, Paramount Theatre/Chicago, The Phoenix Theatre Company, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, PCPA) and Ring of Fire (Capital Repertory Theatre). Bill’s performed as a guest entertainer in December of ’63 (TAD Management). Bill was born and raised in Owasso, OK. He received his Bachelor's in Music Education at Oklahoma State University. Bill would like to thank his wife, family, and dog for their love and support. IG: @bill_sheets billscottsheets.com
Michael Sinclair(Brother Jay)
A Chicago-area native, Michael was part of the Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet for four years. He plays regularly in theaters across Chicago and can be heard on recordings by Clara May, Dick Prall and Preston Graves. A man of many genres, Michael has big band, symphonic, jazz and contemporary projects under his belt, but he is particularly pleased to be playing the early rock & roll music he grew up hearing on his dad's 45s. Michael has been a member of Jared Freiburg & the Vagabonds for the last two years. Theater credits include Hats! starring Melissa Manchester, Gotta Dance starring Stephanie Powers and Rent directed by David Cromer. www.trixbass.com
Alex Swindle is a 27 year old singer, musician, National Grand Champion and 2015 Ultimate Elvis Top Ten World Finalist from Birmingham, Alabama. Growing up in a household of musicians, Alex discovered his passion for performing at a very young age. After twelve years of performing as an Elvis tribute artist, Alex brings to the stage the thrill and charged atmosphere that’s reminiscent of young Elvis in his Sun Record days of 1945. A genuine southern gentleman, Alex presents to his audience a raw talent and compelling charm much like Elvis at the beginning of his career.
Zack Zaromatidis(Carl Perkins)
Zack Zaromatidis is thrilled to be in Million Dollar Quartet Christmas! He was last seen as Donny Novitski in the first National Tour of the Tony Award winning Musical, BANDSTAND. Zack is also an accomplished guitarist, and his band ‘All My Sons’ has their self titled album streaming on all platforms. He’d like to thank his family, Em, BLOC Agency and the whole MDQX team. @zackzaro
Trevor Dorner(Jerry Lee Lewis Understudy)
s thrilled to be joining the National Tour of MDQX! Favorite credits include:National Tour: Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis). Regional:Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis), Heritage Theatre Fesitval; Murder for Two (The Suspects), Playhouse on Park and Gretna Theatre; Sister Act (Monsignor, Joey, Pablo u/s), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; The Full Monty (Malcolm u/s), Engeman Theatre; Footloose (Rev Shaw), Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Ohio Northern University Theatre: Company (Bobby), Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Nine (Guido Contini). www.trevordorner.com IG:@trevordorner
Dan Middleditch(Male Understudy)
Dan Middleditch is so excited to be a part of the MDQX family! Past credits include Elvis Presley (Million Dollar Quartet, Norwegian Cruise Line) and Buddy Holly (The Buddy Holly Story). He is also an original music artist, and feel free to follow his social media @dmiddlo!
Chandler Reeves(Dyanne U/S)
Chandler Reeves is so excited to rock out with the MDQ cast! Some favorite credits include “Unlock’d” (Off-Broadway), “Sweeney Todd” (Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic), and “The Little Mermaid” (The Fireside Theatre). Chandler has also been seen in concerts at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, and Playwrights Horizons in New York, and has performed internationally at Hong Kong Disneyland. Thank you to my sweet and supportive family and friends. Love love. www.chandlerreeves.com
Colin EscotWriterColin Escot was born in England and currently lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He cowrote Million Dollar Quartet.
dotsScenic Designdots is a design collective based in New York City specializing in designing environments for narratives, experiences and performances. Hailing from Colombia, South Africa and Japan, we are Santiago Orjuela-Laverde, Andrew Moerdyk & Kimie Nishikawa. We approach every project with diversity of thought and burning curiosity and, above all, we believe in the value of the whole being greater than the sum of its individual parts. www.designbydots.com
Ryan J. O'Garalighting designBroadway- Thoughts of a Colored Man.National Tour: Juke Box Hero, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vocalocity and The LittlePrince. Various productions for Cirque du Soleil, Norwegian Cruise Line, TokyoDisneySea, New York City Opera, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre,Drury Lane- Chicago (2019 Jeff Nomination), TUTS, Baltimore Center Stage,Syracuse Stage, North Carolina Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, SignatureTheatre DC, Laguna Playhouse, New Victory Theatre, Lincoln Center Festival,Capital Repertory Theatre and Bristol Riverside Theatre (2016 BarrymoreAward). Associate Lighting Designer for over 25 Broadway productions,currently: Aint’ too Proud, Come from Away, and Hamilton. O’Gara graduatedfrom NCSA. www.ryanogara.com
Diego GarzonSound DesignDiego is a musician, sound engineer and music producer, with only 10 years of experience, he has worked in music and entertainment industry, producing and designing audio content for commercial brands like: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Toyota, Chevrolet and more. As sound engineer he works for Norwegian Cruise Lines doing the engineering of their new builds, he has worked as associated sound designer and production audio for Jersey Boys onboard Norwegian Bliss and Kinky Boots onboard Norwegian Encore. Diego is currently working as head of sound for the new cruise ship Norwegian PR1MA which will have several productions including SUMMER The Donna Summer musical.
Izumi Inabacostume DesignIzumi Inaba is so excited to be working on this production with Scott after such a long wait! She is originally from Tokyo, Japan, and now based in Chicago, where she has designed over a couple hundred projects. In recent years, she also enjoys working on regional productions that she gets to collaborate with new artists. In 2019, she was chosen to exhibit at Prague Quadrennial as one of the featured designers of the United States. Upcoming projects include Dishwasher Dreams at Writers Theatre and Nightwatch at Goodman Theatre.
Douglas ClarkeProps DesignNYC: Project Theater, Fallen Swallow/Laughing Pigeon, The Juilliard School & Playwright Horizons. Regionally: Adventure Theatre, Round House Theatre, Kennedy Center Family Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Ford’s Theatre, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Muhlenberg Summer Musical Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Town Hall Arts Center, Vintage Theatre, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Childsplay, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company & The Phoenix Theatre Company. He also presented Dead Man’s Cell Phone as part of the World Stage Design exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. Douglas is a member of the United Scenic Artists local 829. MFA – University of Maryland, College Park. douglasclarkedesign.com
Chuck MeadMusic Supervision/Arrangements/OrchestrationsChuck Mead is best known for being one of the founding members of three time Grammy nominated, Country Music Association Award winning country music group BR5-49. Between 1996 and 2005 the band released seven successful records before disbanding. In 2006 he started work as Music Supervisor/Director of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet.” A member of the original creative team, he shaped the music for the Chicago, Broadway, West End, Las Vegas, and National Tour productions of MDQ all the while touring the world with his band and releasing four critically acclaimed solo albums. In 2017, Mead oversaw the music for the CMT television series “Sun Records” and in 2021 worked as Music Supervisor for the upcoming feature film “Neon Highway.”
Jonah CamielMoving Light ProgrammerJonah Camiel is a New York City based Moving Light Programmer from Boston, MA. Broadway: Thoughts of a Colored Man, King Lear, True West. Off-Broadway: Cambodian Rock Band, Octet, Twelfth Night, Miss You Like Hell, Kings. Regional: The Sound of Music (Asolo Rep), Next to Normal (Bristol Riverside), What the Constitution Means to Me (The Kennedy Center), Show Boat (Shubert Theatre Boston). Cruise Lines: Virgin Voyages & Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Jonny BairdAdditional Music Arrangements and CopyistJonny Baird is excited to be a part of the Million Dollar Quartet family as the associate music director and co music arranger. For the past 5 years he has been Music Supervisor for Norwegian Cruise Line. Shows includes Million Dollar Quartet, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, After Midnight, Winelovers the Musical. Broadway: Annie RevivalTours: Bring It On, Sister Act. Jonny also orchestrates and arranges music throughout New York City. He was an orchestrator for the Virginia Symphony. Favorite shows he has music directed: Jersey Boys, Ragtime, Bat Boy, The Who’s Tommy, Les Miserables, Double Threat Trio. He holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory. He would like to thank everyone at the Phoenix Theatre Company and Madison Wells Live for having him. He’d also like to thank his family and friends for the countless support.
Tasha SpearAssistant DirectorTasha Spear is a New York based theatre maker who holds a BA in Critical Theory & Social Justice from Occidental College and an MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Essex. Some previous credits include: Grímnismál (Director- Command Fringe Festival), Miss Julie (Director- Thunder Bay Theatre), Who’s on Zoom? (Director- Lake Placid Center for the Arts), Grease (Assistant Director- Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire), Cabaret (Assistant Director- East 15) and Polyphemus (Director- Stagebrush Theatre). www.tashaspear.com.
Ryan StofaAssociate Lighting DesignRyan J. Stofa is New York based Lighting Designer, but his hometown is Newark, DE! His recent credits include: Lighting Design: Till it Stops, Culture Lab BIC; This is About My Mother, New York Winterfest; The Gifts of the Magi, The Walnut Street Theatre. Associate Lighting Design: Blippi Live! National Tour; The Fre, The Flea Theater. Ryan is a graduate of The University of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre Design & Technology. He would like to thank his Mother, Father, and fiancé, Cara, for their endless support. Thanks again to OG and HB.
Kat C. ZhouAssistant Lighting DesignKat C. Zhou is a lighting designer for theatre, dance, and opera, currently based in New York City. Her designs have been seen at the American Modern Opera Company, Company ONE, Speakeasy Stage, the Greater Boston Stage Company, and the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. She is also the inaugural recipient of the Howell Binkley Fellowship (2021). Formerly, she served as the artist-in-residence at the Signet Society (2018-2020), and was the president/managing director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players (2013-2017). She holds an MFA in lighting design from Boston University and an AB in mathematics from Harvard College.
Hannah DavisAssociate Costume DesignHannah Davis is a freelance costume coordinator and wardrobe supervisor who lives in Northern Maine with their partner Bryant and pup Presley, The Production Pup. Most recently Hannah was the Costume Shop Manager at The Barnstormers and The Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Hannah's other theatre credits include We Are The Tigers (off Broadway), A Charlie Brown Christmas, Live on Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. Hannah dedicated this performance and every performance here on out to Jim. Thanks for putting a paintbrush in my hand. Much love to Bryant and Presley who continue to welcome me home with open arms and puppy kisses.
Ashton Michael CoreyAssociate Sound DesignAshton Michael Corey has worked extensively as a lighting and sound designer in NYC and Arizona for the last decade and is thrilled to be back at it. Recent sound design and associate/production audio credits include Come Back Once More (NYC), Medicine The Musical (Off-Broadway), The Vanity (Off-Broadway), Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Off-Broadway Revival), and Soundtrack 63 (Concert). Amidst a busy freelance schedule, Ashton also served as an audio supervisor at Lincoln Center before returning to Arizona last year. He is thrilled to be back at Phoenix Theatre and is grateful for the dedicated audiences who are helping theatre return.
Marquee DigitalDigital ProgramMarquee Digital is a New York-based tech startup innovating the theatre industry with ground-breaking digital program solutions. The Marquee is a theatrical program for the 21st century, employing contactless, eco-friendly, and ADA-compliant technology to create an interactive and highly intuitive experience for audience members. With a client roster that spans both coasts of the Continental U.S., Marquee Digital aims to enter the West End market in Spring of 2022. www.marquee.digital
Ming-Shiuan Mayson PuCompany ManagerMayson is delighted to be joining the tour of Million Dollar Quartet Christmas. Mayson is a Company and Stage Manager from Taiwan who thrives in an innovative, collaborative and high energy environment. For the past few years she has been working internationally with different Cruise Companies and is now making her way back to land. Past credits include productions at: Norwegian Cruise Line, Weston Playhouse, Holland America Cruise Line, Fountain Theatre, Big League Productions, and the Gateway Playhouse. She would like to thank her family for their support and the team at Evan Bernadin for giving her this opportunity.
Evan Bernardin ProductionsGeneral managerEvan Bernardin Productions is a full-service theatrical management company that provides general and production management for productions and immersive experiences. Immersive: Seven Deadly Sins(NY), The Bad Years, Counting Sheep (European Tour), Oscar @ The Crown (PM), Blueprint for Accountability. Select credits: Million Dollar Quartet (Tour), Charlie Brown Christmas (Tour), Afterglow (NY/LA) We Are The Tigers. Additional collaborative projects have included performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Harvard Club, The White House, Cornell University, Georgetown's Gaston Hall, The Culture Project, The Ohio Theatre and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Scott WeinsteinDirectorScott Weinstein is an award-winning Director and Writer based in New York City. His work as a director has been seen at major regional theaters around the country and he recently won the Joseph Jefferson award for his Actor-Musician, chamber style re-conception of Ragtime with Griffin Theatre, where he is an ensemble member. Scott was the Associate and Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet. He has developed new work at the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Pittsburgh CLO, The American Music Theatre Project, The Marriott Theatre, Route 66 Theatre, The Rev, Norwegian Creative Studios and others. Graduate of Northwestern University and proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor. www.ScottGWeinstein.com