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Jackson Daniel Tolbert
Jehieli De Jesus
Madame le Grande Bouche
Silly Girl 1
Silly Girl 2
Sarah Beth Barlow
Silly Girl 3
AJ Harris II
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Kamryn Boyd (Belle) - This is Kamryn's 4th opportunity to perform with Circle Players. You may have recently seen her as Annelle in Circle Players Production of Steel Magnolias. Kamryn has a passion for performing and has performed in Theater since the age of eight. She won a prestigious spot in a NYC Theater Company where she trained with Tony Award winning actors and also trained at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Kamryn was a Children’s Choir Member at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music for five years and performed in the Legendary Roger Waters’ US Premier Opera, Ca Ira, and the Nashville Symphony’s production of Britten’s Epic War Requiem. Another passion of Kamryn’s is Film. She has been cast in several upcoming Film Productions. After High School, Kamryn plans to further her education in the Performing Arts.
Chris Cavin (Beast) is thrilled and thankful to be returning to Circle Players for his dream role of Beast. He is so honored to be part of such a wonderful and talented cast and production team. Chris has performed with Opera Memphis, Memphis Symphony Chorus, Larry Keeton Theater and many other venues. Recent credits include Emile De Becque in South Pacific, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun!, Col Pickering in My Fair Lady, Bernardo in West Side Story and Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Chris would like to thank his daughter, Bella and his girlfriend, Lisa for their support and enthusiasm for his participation in this magnificent show.
Brian Jones (Gaston) is thrilled to be back on-stage in one of his favorite musicals. Past Circle credits include Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Frollo), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ciaphas), and Children of Eden (Noah). Additionally, Brian produced this season’s production of Bring It On: The Musical. Other favorite credits include: The Producers (Max Bialystock), Avenue Q (Nikki/Trekkie Monster), Beauty and the Beast (Beast) and Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Valentine). Brian is currently serving his second term as President of Circle’s Board and will be directing next season’s production of Avenue Q. By day works as a Director in HCA’s Strategy and Innovation Group. Brian wishes to thank his family for their love and support, Joshua for letting me be gone almost every night and also lending a creative hand in costuming the show, Kat and John for being amazing directors and his friends who have come from near and far to support him
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Earl Landree (Maurice) is so excited to be back with Circle Players after a very long hiatus. He was last seen as Edgar Beane in Titanic the Musical. Other memorable roles for Earl include Ewart Dunlop-Barbershop in Music Man (Circle Players and Keeton Theater), Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Charlie Davenport in Annie Get Your Gun (Keeton Theater) and Commander William Harbison in South Pacific (Keeton Theater). He’d really like to thank Kat for the great opportunity to play this lovable, bumbling character in this wonderful production.
Henry Harrington (Cogsworth) is very excited to be back onstage in Circle Players’ production of Beauty and the Beast. He was recently seen in the Circle Players’ production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Tribunal), and before that, The Wiz (Royal Gate Keeper). He also helped bring to stage Towne Centre’s production of The Secret Garden as Lieutenant Ian Shaw. He is thankful for the support of his family, especially that of his loving wife Brittany and children, for the sacrifice of time required for putting together a show. He is also thankful to his mom for her support. Currently, Henry is serving on the board for Circle Players. He looks forward to continuing to grow in this great theater community and being a part of quality productions in local theater.
Julie Adams (Mrs. Potts) is beyond thrilled to be cast in this production! Not only does this role mark her debut with Circle Players, it’s her first time onstage in any show- ever! Ms. Adams has been a professional cellist and singer for over 30 years. She graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Cincinnati Conservatory, where she won the student concerto competition. Always in the pit orchestra and never onstage, at the ripe young age of 50 Julie has decided to reverse the roles! It’s never too late to pursue your dreams, y’all! When she’s not on tour with her guitarist husband, Julie can be found singing in church choirs, learning to tap dance and cuddling with her 7 rescued dogs! Ms. Adams would like to thank the incredible BATB cast for their patience, her friends and family for their support, and Millie, Bessie and Vivian for being her biggest fans!
Jackson Daniel Tolbert (Chip) is 8 years old, and in the 3rd grade at Nannie Berry Elementary School. He enjoys playing soccer with his daddy, building anything with LEGOs, playing outside with his friends and older brother, and doing musical.ly videos with his older sister. He also LOVES to cuddle up on the couch with his momma and watch his favorite cartoons. This is Jackson's first show. He has watched his mother and big sister do musical theatre for as long as he can remember, and decided the day of auditions that he wanted to give theatre a try himself! He is so excited to be making his Nashville musical theatre debut in Circle Players’ production of Beauty and The Beast! Jackson would like to thank Kat, John, and the whole production team for believing in him to do this role. He also wants to thank his very first cast and theatre family for welcoming him into the wonderful world of musical theatre.
Jason Bell (Lumiere) is honored to make his debut with Circle Players. Favorite past roles include Emmett in Legally Blonde and Leaf Coneybear in Spelling Bee (Pull-Tight Players). Jason is an elementary school music teacher and hopes to inspire the next generation of singers, musicians, and actors. In his spare time, he likes to run, explore nature, and write and record pop music-- check him out as Leo Luck on social media. Jason wants to thank his family, friends, cast mates, and coworkers for supporting and guiding him.
Jehieli De Jesus (Babette) is thrilled to be playing this role in Beauty and the Beast! This is only her second performance in a professional production, her first being The Little Mermaid (Adella) with Circle Players in 2016. Jehieli is beyond excited to be taking the stage again doing what she loves! She gives thanks to God, her family, and her friends for their endless support in pursuing her dreams as a performer.
Stefanie Howerton (Madame le Grande Bouche) is so excited to appear as the larger-than-life opera diva in the Circle Player's production of Beauty and the Beast.
A Nashville native (we really do exist), Stefanie has studied performance since she was a young girl. Upon graduation from high school, she attended The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City and then came back to Music City to continue her education by obtaining her degree in Operatic Performance from Belmont University. Stefanie cannot express her sincere love and gratitude for MomLady, Popsicle, and Goose for encouraging her on her lifelong journey and love
of the arts. Couldn't do it without ya, folks.
Clint Randolph (LeFou) has been doing theater in some facet his entire life. Clint earned a degree in Theater Education from MTSU, and is now a high school theater director for Metro Nashville Public Schools. In his program, he has directed musicals such as Disney’s Tarzan and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He loves to coach and see his students grow as performers. Clint is honored to be playing LeFou, a coveted role for him, in his first show with Circle Players. Favorite past shows include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, The Diviners, and Seussical. He thanks his family for their continuous support.
Matthew Earnest (Monsieur D’Arque) is still relatively new to the Nashville scene, but is excited to be a part of the Circle Players family now. Matthew’s most recent shows were West Side Story and Mary Poppins. Matthew is even more excited to be a part of Beauty and the Beast, as it is his favorite Disney movie of all time. As always, Matthew couldn’t do shows without his friends’ and family’s support.
Tyler Inabinette (Prince Adam) is honored to make his Nashville musical theater debut in this Circle Players production. He is from Lexington, SC where he starred in roles such as Danny Zuko in Grease and Clay Boy Spencer in The Homecoming. Tyler has been performing musically in one way or another since a young age and actually moved to Nashville to pursue country music. Looks like he’s finally put his cowboy boots away and put his theater mask on.
Sarah Barberi (Silly Girl 1) is known for her many roles on stage at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. She has also performed locally, most recently as Aretha Franklin in Expression City Theatre Company's production of We Will Rock You. Other roles include Fiona in Shrek: The Musical and Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Sarah is very excited to work with such an amazing cast in her first production with Circle Players!
Jacqueline Leach (Silly Girl 2). Jacqueline is thrilled to be part of the wonderful cast & crew in her first Circle Players performance! From Cleveland, she recently moved to Nashville with her husband and their dog Sherlock. She was last seen in Pull-Tight Players' production of The Fantasticks(Luisa ). While in Ohio, she performed in multiple shows with the Ohio Light Opera and toured with Columbus Children’s Theatre. Jacqueline teaches at Nashville Children's Theatre and Gymboree Play & Music.
Sarah Beth Barlow (Silly Girl 3) is a junior at Wilson Central High School (WCHS) and is very excited to appear in Beauty and the Beast! She is a member of Trouveres, the auditioned performance group at WCHS, and is the secretary of WCHS’s International Thespian Society. Sarah Beth is also involved in NHS, Beta Club, Youth Leadership Wilson, and was a HOBY ambassador. Favorite credits include: The Addams Family (Morticia), Heathers:The Musical 101 ( Heather Chandler), and Into The Woods (Florinda). She hopes you enjoy the show!
AJ Harris II (Ensemble) is an actor from St. Louis. He is currently a senior at Tennessee State University. Since moving to Nashville, AJ has been involved in many community theatre, professional theatre, and film productions. His career plan is to become a superhero in the Marvel Universe.
Liz Jones (Ensemble) is a sophomore at Belmont University. She studies Classical Vocal Performance and is minoring in German. Since moving to Nashville from Starkville, MS, Liz has been involved in the Belmont Opera Theatre production of Die Fledermaus and the Spring Opera Workshop. This is her first production with Circle Players and she is thrilled to be a part of such a talented cast. Liz has always had a passion for musical theatre and hopes to someday pursue it professionally.
Emily Willmore (Ensemble) is happy to be getting back into the world of theatre with the Circle Players’ production of Beauty and the Beast! Primarily a singer/songwriter, her love of acting and musical theatre has largely been dormant since her high school years. A graduate of Belmont University’s songwriting program, she has released two independent albums since 2012 under her maiden name ‘Emily Summers’ and is currently writing and recording her third. Her music can be accessed on all digital music platforms. Some of Emily’s favorite roles include Eponine in Les Miserables, Maggie Jones in 42nd Street, and Cecily Cardew in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. While Emily continues her pursuits as a singer/songwriter, she also looks forward to becoming a regular participant in Nashville’s vibrant theatre community!
Evangeline Manning (Ensemble). This is Evangeline's third performance with Circle Players and she is so blessed to be in Beauty And The Beast for the first time ever! Evangeline has been on stage since she was 6 years old, playing the role of Gretl in The Sound of Music and has continued to enjoy amazing theatre experiences ever since. Favorite roles include Legally Blonde (Serena), Seussical the Musical (Sour Kangaroo), Shrek the Musical (Princess Fiona), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), The Sound of Music (Maria), and Grease (Rizzo). Her biggest experience has been playing the lead female vocalist in Hersheypark LIVEWIRE! in Hershey, PA! Evangeline currently serves at her church with the Worship Team. She would like to thank her parents and her boyfriend Jordan for all of their support. God is good!
Jackson Guthrie (Ensemble) is both humbled and excited to be a part of his first production with Circle Players. He is a junior at Hillwood High School where he discovered his love for theatre. His favorite credits include Little Women (Laurie Lawrence) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee). Jackson is a member of the Tennessee Youth Symphony and recently received the honor of 4th chair viola in the TMEA’s All-State Symphony Orchestra. Jackson would like to thank his friends and family for supporting his crazy addiction to the performing arts.
Jamie Emery (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut performance with Circle Players and sharing the stage with her 17 year old son, Jackson. Most of her theatre life has been behind the scenes as a director and theatre teacher, but occasionally, she finds the time to join the cast. Amongst her favorite roles are Fantine in Les Misérables and Olive in the female version of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. Jamie would like to thank her husband, Michael, for being her handsome prince and living happily ever after.
Jonathan Wilburn (Ensemble). This is Jonathan’s first Circle Players’ production in several years. Recently, he's been featured in Big River and West Side Story at Keeton Theatre. Jonathan is excited to share the stage and the experience with his son, Malone.
Joplin Miller (Ensemble) is a seventh-grade student at Southside Elementary School in Lebanon, TN. He has been in several plays including Inn Cognito, The Big Bad, Shrek: The Musical, and The Jungle Book. This will be his first play outside of school, and he is very excited to be a part of the cast. He would like to thank his parents and siblings for all of their support.
Malone Wilburn (Ensemble) is excited to make his Nashville debut on the Circle stage! Previously, he was seen in Hickman Elementary's production of Spaced Out (The Moon), as well as just being generally dramatic around the house. He would like to thank his parents for their support.
Sydney Brown (Ensemble) is really excited to be a part of this performance of Beauty and the Beast with Circle Players. She has recently moved here from Mandeville, LA and is really excited about joining this company. Sydney has done other shows such as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Zombie Prom. Sydney thanks her friends and family for all the support they've given her during this whole process and hopes everyone enjoys the show!