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Garrett Forrestal(Jerry Lee Lewis)
Garrett is incredibly excited to be joining the National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS. He is a NJ native currently living in NYC. Previous credits include: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Stages St. Louis, New Theatre & Restaurant, Revival Theatre Company, Asbury Park Theatre Co.) DOUBLE TROUBLE (Bristol Valley Theatre), AMERICAN SON (Asbury Park Theatre Co.), GREASE (Axelrod PAC), and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Jackson Hole Playhouse). Garrett is endlessly grateful for his family. Without their support, this would not be possible. Huge thanks to Margaret and Sue at SW Artists. Michigan MT class of 2020.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Garrett Forrestal

Kurt Jenkins(Carl Perkins)
Kurt Jenkins is grateful to be rejoining Million Dollar Quartet Christmas! Past credits include: Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet and Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story. In addition, Kurt is also an accomplished Recording Artist and Filmmaker. Kurt would like to thank the MDQ Creative Team. As well as his wife, Brynn Smith-Jenkins, for her emotional and spiritual support. Enjoy the show, y'all! And make sure to follow Kurt on social media @kurtjenkins

Carl Perkins

Kurt Jenkins

Peter Kendall(Sam Phillips)
Peter Kendall is a New York City based actor who attended Montclair State University (BFA Acting). Theatrical:  MAMMA MIA!, BRINGER OF DOOM, VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE, DRACULA, THE GHOST TRAIN, PADDINGTON GETS IN A JAM and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Film/television: THE GIRLS ON THE BUS (HBO), BASEBALLERS (Upcoming), HOTBED OF HATE. Peter currently lives in NJ with his wife and fellow actress Katie Claire McGrath who wrote this for him. She's the best.

Sam Phillips

Peter Kendall

Kathleen Macari(Dyanne)
Kathleen Macari originated the role of Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet Christmas back in 2020, and is honored to continue shining a light on this fierce woman! Kathleen lives in New York City as both an actor and makeup artist, and graduated from Niagara University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance. Huge thanks goes out to all of her family, friends, and partner Brandon, for their constant love and support. Enjoy the show! Instagram: @kathleenmacari.


Kathleen Macari

Sean Preece(Fluke)
Sean Preece is a Nashville based multi-instrumentalist musician/songwriter. He has performed all over the world and has performed with Million Dollar Quartet on the Norwegian Cruise Line. Over the years, He has performed and recorded with artists such as Mike Gordon (Phish), Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Shannon McNally and Joshua Panda(America’s Got Talent).You can listen to his original music and see his tour schedule at @spreeces


Sean Preece

Bill Scott Sheets(Johnny Cash)
Musical Theatre credits include: Million Dollar Quartet Christmas ('21, '22 Nat. Tour), Million Dollar Quartet (Norwegian Cruise Line, Paramount Theatre/Chicago, Wick Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Company, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, PCPA) and Ring of Fire (Drury Lane Theatre, Palace Theater, Capital Repertory Theatre). Concert credits: Million Dollar Reunion, December of '63. Original Cast Album: Million Dollar Quartet Christmas. Born and raised in Owasso, OK, Bill 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.

Johnny Cash

Bill Scott Sheets

Alex Swindle(Elvis)
Alex Swindle is a 28 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.


Alex Swindle

Nathan Yates (Brother Jay)
Nathan Yates is excited to share these rockin’ Christmas song renditions with you. Nathan’s original singer-songwriter music is available on all music streaming platforms. Peace, joy, and figgy pudding unto you.”

Brother Jay

Nathan Yates

Jonathan Acorn(Understudy for Jerry Lee Lewis)
A Boston native, Jonathan is thrilled to return to Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, having worked on its world premiere at Phoenix Theatre Company. Other favorite credits include another world premiere: Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol (for which he had the honor of working directly with Dolly), and productions at North Shore Music Theatre, The Palace Theatres, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, and the Jackson Hole Playhouse. BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson College - - Be a light.

Jerry Lee Lews U/S

Jonathan Acorn

Michael Potter(Understudy for Elvis, Perkins, and Cash)
Michael D Potter just finished performing at Drury Lane Theater in Chicago where he played Johnny Cash in their production of “Ring of Fire”. He also had the role of Cash in Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Million Dollar Quartet” aboard the Norwegian Getaway for a few seasons in a row, also playing Elvis in that show. He’s been on tribute tours and played in several other productions of MDQ as both Cash and Elvis, and has been in love with early rock and roll and classic country since his youth.

Elvis/Perkins/Cash U/S

Michael Potter

Brynn Smith-Jenkins(Standby Dyanne)
Brynn Smith-Jenkins is thrilled to rejoin the cast of Million Dollar Quartet Christmas! Previous national tour credits include the 2022 cast of Million Dollar Quartet Christmas (U/S Dyanne) and Mamma Mia! (U/S Sophie).  Brynn was recently seen this summer reprising her role as Dyanne in MDQ onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. Other credits include Swing! The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Burn the Floor, and Broadway Unplugged. Brynn would like to thank the MDQX team, and especially her husband Kurt for being so supportive and joining her on another adventure.

Dyanne U/S

Brynn Smith-Jenkins

Creative Team

Colin EscottWriterColin Escott was born in England and currently lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He cowrote Million Dollar Quartet.

Book By

Colin Escott

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.

Scenic Design


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.

Lighting Design

Ryan J. O'Gara

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.

Sound Design

Diego Garzon

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.

Costume Design

Izumi Inaba

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.

Props Design

Douglas Clarke

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.”

Arranger & Music Director

Chuck Mead

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.

Moving Light Programmer

Jonah Camiel

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.

Assistant Music Director & Copyist

Jonny Baird

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).

Assistant Director

Tasha Spear

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.

Associate Lighting Design

Ryan Stofa

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.

Assistant Lighting Design

Kat C. Zhou

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.

Associate Costume Design

Hannah Davis

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.

Associate Sound Design

Ashton Michael Corey

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.

Digital Program

Marquee Digital

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.

Production Coordinator

Chris Steckel

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.

Company Manager

Kendra Arado

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.

General Manager

Evan Bernardin Productions

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.

Directed By

Scott Weinstein