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(Jerry Lukowski) Returning to Nashville from NYC, Jason is thrilled to perform in his 9th Circle Players' production. He also directed Circle’s productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” (2016) and “Bring It On the Musical” (2017). Jason is writer/director of the popular award-winning web series “Trailer Made," featuring internet superstar "Loretta Jenkins” (actress Cinda McCain). Jason dedicates his performance in "The Full Monty" to the memory of Richard Lynn Lewis, his father.
(Nathan Lukowski) Abby is a high school junior who has been acting since the age of eight. She has appeared in more than 25 film and theatre projects, including SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Lakewood Theatre), KRINGLE’S WINDOW (Encore Theater) among many. Abby enjoys art, music, filmmaking, and participating in every aspect of theatre from set design to acting. She thanks her friends, cast mates, and past and current directors for helping her to get where she is today. Please enjoy the show!
(Pam Lukowski) Laura is delighted to return to stage under the direction of Clay Hillwig, who directed her first production in Nashville after years of performing in PA and MI. Since OLIVER! in 2008, she has become a Circle regular in productions of TITANIC the MUSICAL, MAME, JEKYLL & HYDE, RAGTIME, CHILDREN OF EDEN and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. She has performed with Boiler Room and Keeton theaters and the Music City Community Chorus. Laura isalso lead singer in a classic rock band.
(Dave Bukatinsky) Zach is excited to work with Circle Players again and bring Dave Bukatinsky to life! He was part of Circle’s previous production (HUNCHBACK OF NOTRED DAME) and has appeared in community theatre musicals and plays in his home state of South Carolina. Credits include EVITA! at Theatre of the Republic in Myrtle Beach, SC; URINETOWN, RENT and THE NORMAL HEART. Zach studied Elementary Education and Music at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and teaches 6th-grade math.
(Georgie Bukatinsky) Cat was most recently on stage in MAMMA MIA (Chaffin’s Barn). Earlier this year and in 2016, she was featured in several productions by Act 1. Her favorite role was Willadean in Del Shores’ TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE also directed by Clay Hillwig for KB Productions. Other credits: PICNIC, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY and THE EIGHT REINDEER MONOLOGUES, INTO THE WOODS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE CURIOUS SAVAGE and TITANIC THE MUSICAL.
(Ethan Girard) Seth is extremely excited to make his Circle Players debut as Ethan! Some favorite roles have been Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Tobias Ragg in SWEENEY TODD, Younger Brother in RAGTIME and many more. He also recently performed on the Broadway cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.
(Malcolm MacGregor) Blake is a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in journalism. His favorite past credits include Jason/Tyrone in HAND TO GOD (Actors Bridge Ensemble); Female Greek Chorus in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (MTSU); Mind in Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS (MTSU); William Barfée in the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Pulltight Players); and Franz in ROCK OF AGES (ACCC).
(Noah "Horse" Simmons) I joined the Circle family in 2010 as Tom Robinson in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Other Circle credits: JEKYLL & HYDE A RAISIN IN THE SUN, WILLY WONKA, THE COLOR PURPLE, August Wilson’s THE PIANO LESSON and Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. I’ve played Horse before (2008). How many roles are such fun you want to audition for them a second time? Special thanks to my sweetheart Jessica for your love and support; special dedication to the late Dick Gregory and Robert Guilliame.
(Harold Nichols) David was last seen on stage as Bill Austin in MAMMA MIA (Chaffin’s Barn). Other credits include SHREK THE MUSICAL, CHILDREN OF EDEN, KISS ME KATE, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, EVITA, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CATS, LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. David would like to thank Clay and the entire team for the opportunity to be part of this talented cast. He dedicates his performance to his family, especially wife, Cat, for her love and support.
(Vicki Nichols) Lynda is ecstatic to be onstage with this delightful cast. Past roles include Mama Rose in GYPSY; Audrey in LITTLE SHOP, Sunny in THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO and Clemmie in SEEING STARS IN DIXIE. Her favorite role, by far, is Mom to Bet and wife to David. She is grateful to them for giving her freedom to pursue her passion. Lynda is also grateful to Clay, Kirk and Jodie for entrusting to her a fabulous character and she is eternally thankful for audiences of live theatre!
(Jeanette A. Burmeister) Susan was last seen as Gladys Calhoun in MEMPHIS the MUSICAL (Cannon County Arts Center). She has also appeared in SISTER ACT, A CHRISTMAS CAROL the MUSICAL, WILLY WONKA and SEUSSICAL to mention a few. When Susan is not on stage, she works as a registered nurse at Vanderbilt and supports her son in his theatre aspirations. She would like to thank Clay, L.T, and Donald for the opportunity to play this role and making it so much fun.
(Estelle Genovese) After taking a break from musicals, Stephanie is excited to return to the stage as Estelle in THE FULL MONTY. She ended her 7-year absence recently in the role of Dorothy Gale in AUTUMN AT OZ (the Wizard of Oz theme park in Beech Mountain. NC). Having grown up idolizing Judy Garland as Dorothy, this role was not only Stephanie's favorite, but what inspired her to return to performing. Credits include SWEENEY TODD, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, GREASE and ANYTHING GOES.
(Reg Willoughby/Various Roles) Chilton is a actor in TV, stage and film as well as a recording artist with a world tour under his belt. His love of performing is evident in the joy, dedication and passion he brings to roles whether big or small. When asked what he loves more acting or music, Chilton will say “The sky is the limit for joy!”
(Delores / Molly MacGregor) Ariana is thrilled to be reunited with her friends at Circle Players for this production. She is a singer and actress with a BA in Musical Theater from American University in D.C. Favorite roles include Ilse/Professor Hart-Payne in SPRING AWAKENING, Tracy Lord in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY and, of course, Tony Blair in STUFF HAPPENS with Circle. Enjoy the show!
(Susan Hershey) Courtney is thrilled to perform again with Circle Players after her turn as Esmeralda in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in music education and currently works as a preschool teacher for 1-2 year-olds. Some favorite shows include AVENUE Q, ROCK OF AGES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ROCKY HORROR, 9 TO 5, TARZAN and THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Thanks to her parents for always supporting her in everything she does!
(Joanie Lish) Cordnie Ellese is so excited to perform with the cast of The Full Monty. Cordnie has performed previously in Circle’s THE WIZ and TSU Theater Program’s WEST SIDE STORY and FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO (a play which she also directed). Cordnie has also directed plays such as PORCELAIN BRIDE and THE WALL. Cordnie would love to thank God, Clay, L.T. and Circle Players for such an amazing opportunity and experience. Now it’s time to ‘bring the goods!!!!”
(Various Roles) Bill graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Theater and has followed his dream of performing professionally in theater for several years throughout the Southeast. He eventually landed in Nashville and is now an Occupational Therapist Assistant at Skyline Hospital. Last year he decided to step back on stage and rekindle his love of theater. This is Bill's first time on stage with Circle Players and he is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast.
(Teddy Slaughter / Gary/Various Roles) Bryan is a Buffalo, NY, native and excited to be part of THE FULL MONTY cast. This is his second production with Circle Players after performing HAIRSPRAY in 2012. Bryan’s previous credits include SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK, BYE BYE BIRDIE, FOREVER PLAIN and MUSIC MAN. He wishes good luck to everyone in the cast and is glad to be back on stage!
(Keno) Caleb is a concert pianist and piano teacher/coach in the Nashville area. He founded Studio C Piano Academy, one of Nashville’s largest all-piano schools, and has taught more than 14,000 lessons. He is currently working on his third studio solo piano album of original compositions and writing the biography for the late film composer James Horner. Caleb is very happy to be in the company of THE FULL MONTY and looks forward to eating food again after the show is over!
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