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Kailey most recently appeared in a production of Cabaret (Sally Bowles) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie) in New York City. She is so excited to be in Nashville for the summer. She is originally from Destin, FL but currently lives in New York City. She recently graduated from the New York Film Academy this past March where she studied both Musical Theatre and Film Acting.
Maggie was born and raised here in Nashville and grew up dancing at a local studio, Smartt Steps Dance Studio. While she loves taking the stage in the musical theatre world, she is often found teaching dance and choreography at local theaters and studios. Working with and teaching young children the art of performing is her passion as well as learning more about it every day herself.
Kayla recently graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BM in vocal performance. While her background has been mostly classical, Circle Players has helped grow her love for musical theatre even more.
Maddie is a Belmont graduate with a B.A. in Music Business and Mathematics, and is currently working in digital marketing at Gyrosity Projects. Maddie has previously appeared in RENT (Mimi) at the Biloxi Little Theatre and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy) at St. Patrick.
Carter was most recently seen in Legally Blonde (Aaron Schultz) at Pull Tight Theatre. His favorite roles include Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Oklahoma (Will Parker) at Springhouse Theatre, and The Boys Next Door (Arnold Wiggins) at Town Centre Theatre. When not performing, he works as a freelance designer and photographer www.carterwright.net.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Miracle moved to the Nashville area to attend college and to pursue her dreams of performing in the arts. She has a BS in Business Administration and Music and an MBA in Music Business. Miracle first appeared in the musical The Amen Corner, and later performed in the stage plays The Hallelujah Girls and Kitchen Kurls. When she is not acting, Miracle enjoys singing, dancing,writing music, and playing the piano. She hopes to one day be a successful recording artist.
Sasha was born in Salem, OR where she began singing at the young age of four. Classically trained, she has participated in numerous choirs, competed in state solo competitions, and sang the National Anthem for the Portland Trail Blazers. She graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA with a degree in Spanish and Journalism/Mass Communication. Outside of the theatre, Sasha enjoys a good read, time spent at the beach, and staying active outside or in the gym!
Toryn hails from Chicago, Illinois, and is a lyric tenor whose repertoire encompasses jazz, opera, R&B, Pop, Negro Spirituals, inspirational music and musical theatre. He has performed with the Chicago Opera Theatre for teens and has appeared in several productions including Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury (The Defendant) and South Pacific (Joseph Cable). Toryn has performed with the the Fisk Opera workshop and currently is a member of the world-renowned The Fisk Jubilee Singers (c).
Scotty recently performed in Act 1's production of Reefer Madness (Ensemble). He's also been seen at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Shakespeare's Henry V. (Chorus).
Evan is an alumnus of Fisk University where he spent three years of his matriculation singing with the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers® as a 2nd Tenor in the ensemble. Previously, Evan has been involved in many stage productions and he recently made his television debut as a lead actor on a new television series entitled #Murder on TVOne. He can also be seen on the television series Murder Calls (Dray Days) on The Discovery Channel.
When not on stage, Nathan studies Video Production and Dance at Belmont University, but is so happy to be performing again in Nashville. Other recent credits include Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero), Psycho Beach Party (Provoloney), and The Nutcracker ballet (The Nutcracker Prince). He dedicates his performance to his family, for letting that 5-year-old cheer voice drive them crazy, and for still getting him here today.
Abby was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She holds a BFA in Music Theatre from California State University where she was lucky enough to open for Heart, Earth Wind and Fire, and Steve Miller Band as part of her college degree. It was there she discovered her talent for songwriting. After college she moved to Los Angeles to sing, and play in her band professionally. Abby has three studio albums and Her EP 'Mystic' won the award for Best New Americana Artist in 2015.
Originally from Carmel, Indiana, Emily recently finished her first year as a Musical Theatre Major at Belmont University. She has studied various styles of dance since she was 5 years old. Through her dance studio, she performed as a part of the Ballet Theatre, Junior Pacemate dance team, and Musical Theatre Company. Currently Emily is working with Nashville Theatre School as an assistant in their classes as well as a guest performer.
AJ has been in Nashville since August 2016 and attends Tennessee State University. He is originally from Detroit, MI. This is his second production with Circle Players and he was recently in the Nashville Rep’s "A Raisin In The Sun." After college AJ plans to move to Los Angeles to continue his acting career in order to do television and films. His dream is to one day be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Aleix is a Nashville native who has been performing since she was three years old. Her roots are in dance, but she has a heart for musical theater. Previously, Alexis appeared in Circle’s productions of "Ragtime the Musical" and "Children of Eden."
Brady has been doing theatre since his junior year of high school where he was involved in production of "The Little Mermaid" (Pilot), "The Chronicles of Narnia" (Dwarf) and "Anything Goes."
Brittanie is returning to Circle Players for the 4th time since coming back from a 5-year theatre hiatus that ended in 2016. Since then, she has appeared in Circle's "Children of Eden," "The Little Mermaid," and "Jesus Christ Superstar" and recently appeared in Act 1’s "Reefer Madness."
Carly is a high school senior and has been performing in theatre since she was in elementary school. Some of her favorites performances include "The Sound of Music" with Act Too Players; and "The Little Mermaid" and "Anything Goes" at Brentwood High School.
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Daniel studied musical theatre at the New York Film Academy and has done many cabaret shows including Broadway Bound Artist and Michael Mott and Friends. His previous experience includes "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Chip) and "Cabaret" (Viktor), both in New York City.
Originally from California, Danielle attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she minored in Theater. Since moving to Nashville four years ago, she has worked in radio promotion and is now pursuing her Masters Degree in Education at Belmont University. Past credits include "Blythe Spirit" (Madame Arcati), "The Diviners" (Norma Henshaw), "My Fatal Valentine" (Priscilla Emberly), "Fiddler on the Roof," High School Musical," and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown."
Evangeline has been on stage since she was 6 years old. Since graduating from college with her Associates Degree in May of 2016, she continues to build her resume and audition for any opportunity in the Nashville area. Her biggest experience has been playing the lead female vocalist in Hersheypark’s LIVEWIRE! in Hershey, PA! Evangeline currently works for The Murder Mystery Company in Nashville.
Haley has always had a love for not only the stage but for the mat as well. She has been performing on stage and cheerleading as long as she can remember. Haley plans to continue her love for theater as she graduates this year from Lipscomb University with a degree in Acting as well as her love for cheerleading as a coach for the Centennial High Cougars.
Jason graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a BFA in Theatre Performance. This is his second show with Circle Players after his performance in last season’s production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." Jason has also performed and before Nashville, Jason appeared in "The Foreigner" (Ellard Simms) at Frisco Community Theatre in the Dallas, TX area.
Michaela (a.k.a. Mikki Zip), has an undeniable passion to perform. Her favorite role to date is the Witch in "Into the Woods" for which she was awarded the 2016 Nashville High School Musical Theater Award for Best Dramatic Actress. When she’s not on a musical theatre stage, you can probably find Michaela playing her guitar at a writer’s round, or at her own acoustic gig. You can check out her upcoming shows on her artist page at www.facebook.com/MikkiZip
Nicole just finished her first year at Belmont University where she is pursuing a degree in musical theatre. Currently, she can be seen on the hit TV show "Nashville." She has also helped choreograph youth productions of "The Little Mermaid" and "Krazy Kamp." Past credits include "Pippin" (Leading Player), "The Wizard of Oz" (Dorothy), "The Sound of Music" (Luisa) and "Urinetown (Josephine Strong).
This is Sara's fourth Circle Players show, the first being "Jesus Christ Superstar" where her love for theatre was reignited after a long break. She recently made her Nashville theatre debut in ACT 1's "Reefer Madness" (Placard Girl).
A Nashville native, Shannon began dance studies at age 4 with Metro Parks and Recreation Dance Division. She attended Point Park University’s prestigious dance program, and Nashville Ballet’s Professional Training Division. Past credits include "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The Nutcracker," "Beauty & the Beast," "Songs For A New World" and the film "Novitiate" (Novice Nun).
Telease is is a native Nashvillian and a high school senior. She has been dancing with Ridley’s School of Dance since January 2011, where she also teaches Hip-Hop to the primary classes. Telease participates at The ProTrac facility and was previously in Carousel (Dance Ensemble), a local production presented by Salama Urban Ministries.