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(Quasimodo) Having recorded the role of Quasimodo for the Disney/MTI Licensing recording of HUNCHBACK, Tyler is excited to bring the bell ringer of Notre Dame to life on stage! Tyler's credits with various local theatre companies include DOGFIGHT, IN THE HEIGHTS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CATS, JEKYLL AND HYDE, MEMPHIS, LEGALLY BLONDE, BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE PRODUCERS LES MIS.Tyler is a graduate of Trevecca University (Music Business/Vocal Performance) and is from Middletown, OH.
(Claude Frollo) Brian's credits include JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and CHILDREN OF EDEN with Circle Players. He produced this season's opener, Bring It On The Musical. Other credits include: THE PRODUCERS and BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Stagecrafters, Royal Oak, MI; THE FULL MONTY and KISS OF THE SPIDER-MAN, St. Dunstan's Theatre, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and AVENUE Q in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Brian is President of Circle Players Board of Directors and works as a Director in HCA's Strategic Resources Grp.
(Esmeralda) Courtney is thrilled to perform with Circle Players in her first Nashville musical!!! She is a native of Pittsburgh PA, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in music education. Courtney currently works at The Academy of Maryland Farms as a preschool teacher for 2-3 year olds. Past favorite shows include AVENUE Q, ROCK OF AGES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ROCKY HORROR, 9 to 5, TARZAN, and THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
(Capt. Phoebus de Martin) Dwayne is a an actor/singer/dancer/musician from Atlanta, who currently attends Fisk University majoring in Music/Vocal Performance. Dwayne, eldest of six children in a musically-inclined family, began performing as a child and has been lead background dancer for recording artist JADI; appeared on BET’s "Reed Between The Lines," and off-Broadway’s "Ant-Hill LIVE!" He also is a student leader as Mr. Fisk University (2017-18).
(Lt. Frederic Charlus) Toryn is a Leggerò Lyric Tenor from Chicago, whose repertoire encompasses jazz, opera, R&B, Pop, Negro Spirituals and musical theatre. He last performed on stage as in Circle Players’ BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL. Toryn is a member of the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers® He has performed with Chicago Opera Theatre for teens; HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble and HHW Jazz Ensemble; and lead role in the Fisk Opera workshop.
(Clopin) Jacob has made theatre a consistent part of his life since dancing in FOOTLOOSE in high school. He most recently appeared in LUCKY STIFF and JEKYLL AND HYDE (Street Theatre Company). A Vanderbilt University alumnus with a BA in Psychology and Child Development, Jacob’s favorite past credits include AVENUE Q and BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON with Vanderbilt Off-Broadway. When not performing, Jacob inhabits the healthcare IT world as an application analyst for Ardent Health Services.
(Saint Aphrodisius) Josh is happy to be back on stage after taking a break from all things theatre! He was last seen in Circle's THE LITTLE MERMAID as Chef Louis and has performed in as well as directed several past Circle productions. Josh is thankful to be part of the artistic community in Nashville which has touched his life in many ways. Circle Players provides opportunities for him to grow as an artist, including his goals of directing again or branching into other roles.
(Florika) Kristina has performed many roles on and off the stage including choreographer for YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE (Welch College); and ANNIE (Lighthouse Christian School). While teaching theatre arts at Lighthouse, she directed AESOP's FABLES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL , and ANY BODY FOR TEA. Kristina enjoys singing in silly voices and painting sets. Past performances include: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, CINDERELLA and more.
(Fr. Dupin) Zach is excited to perform in his first show with the Circle Players! He has appeared in community theatre musicals and plays in his home state of South Carolina. Most recently, Zach performed as Augustine Magaldi in EVITA! (Theatre of the Republic in Myrtle Beach, SC). Other credits include URINETOWN, RENT and THE NORMAL HEART. Zach attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, and teaches 6th grade math at LEAD Southeast Prep in Nashville.
(Tribunal) Henry is honored to again work Circle Players in the production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. He began his journey back to the stage with Circle Players’ production of the THE WIZ and recently performed in Towne Center Theatre’s musical production of THE SECRET GARDEN. Henry looks forward to continuing to grow as a performing artist and being part of quality productions in this great local theatre community.
(Madam) Laura is honored to share the stage with such incredible talent as has become synonymous with Circle productions under the vision and teamwork of Tim Larson and LaTonya Turner. She is a Circle regular since first appearing in OLIVER! in 2008, with subsequent productions including TITANIC THE MUSICAL, MAME, JEKYLL & HYDE, RAGTIME and CHILDREN OF EDEN along with performances with other local companies.
(Congregation, Gargoyles, Guards, Gypsies)
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(Gypsy/Congregant) A soprano from Georgia, Breanna is pursuing a B.S. in Music (Business) at Tennessee State University and excited to complete her second production with Circle Players after performing as Glinda in THE WIZ. Breanna appears with Inversion Vocal Ensemble; has been featured at the Mompox and Sinsu Jazz Festivals in Colombia, South America; participated in master classes with the Metropolitan Opera (Solomon Howard and Karen Slack); and with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra.
(Gypsy/Guard/Congregant) Charlotte was born in Texas, raised in the Nashville area, and grew up in competitive speaking and community theatre. She recently directed PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and was most recently seen in LITTLE WOMEN (Jo March) at Springhouse Theatre. Charlotte is very excited to be in her first Circle Players production!
(Gargoyle-Statue/Congregant) Elena Giordano is so happy to be a part of this Circle Players production! The Hunchback of Notre Dame is her first theatre show in Nashville. Originally from Branford, CT, Elena moved to Nashville to pursue her songwriting and performance dreams. She's really excited to return to musical theatre and is loving the experience. When not doing something musical, Elena is usually working out, playing sports or hiking with her dog-- all of which feed her creativity.
(Gypsy/Congregant) Elena is excited to be back on the stage after a hiatus of a few years. New to Nashville for work, Elena is head of Strategy at Global Digital Agency VML during the day… but loves moonlighting in ways that put her Northwestern Musical Theater degree to work. Favorite past credits include THE WILD PARTY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. She’s pumped to sing her face off with this delightful and talented group of people!
(Guard/Congregant) -George is a Nashville native who, at age 2, began singing with his father and in church. He attended W. O. Smith Music School and was active in theatre and choral groups while attending Hillsboro High School. George has performed with the Nashville Opera ("Pirates of Penzance," "Turandot" and Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" and "Carmen"). He has also done community theatre productions with Circle Players ("Ragtime" and "The Wiz") and Larry Keeton Theatre ("My Fair Lady").
(Gargoyle-Statue/Congregant) This is Kamryn's second show with Circle Players. She recently won a prestigious spot in NYC Theater Company where she trained with Tony Award-Winning actors and also at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts summer intensive. Kamryn was a member of the Children’s Choir at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music for five years. Her other passion is acting in films.
(Gypsy/Congregant) Kiana is excited to join the cast of H.O.N.D for her first Circle Players production! After attending Western Kentucky University and Austin Peay State University, her most recent role was in the opera A HAND OF BRIDGE as Sally. Kiana is also a former member of the All-State and Mid-State Choirs and has sung in Manhattan for Tituss Burgess as well as many others. Kiana is grateful for this opportunity and for the continuous support of her friends and family.
(Gargoyle-Statue/Guard/Congregant) Jeremiah, 21, is from Lebanon, TN, and excited to make his Circle debut. After taking a break from theatre, he felt "God pull him back to it via the newly-founded Wilson County Theatre Company." Favorite roles have been in BEAUTY & THE BEAST, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and SHOWSTOPPERS: SOMETHING ROTTEN. While not rehearsing or playing piano, Jeremiah is either at The Bridge Fellowship, Sports Village Fitness, The Roast, “adventuring on God's beautiful creation..."
(Gargoyle-Statue/Congregant) Lauren is thrilled to be in the cast of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, her second performance on the Circle Players stage after being in the ensemble of RAGTIME. Lauren’s previous credits include OKLAHOMA!, SEUSSICAL, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SCROOGE, ANYTHING GOES, 13 and GREASE. Lauren is a senior at Ravenwood High School and hopes to study voice in college next year.
(King Louis/Gypsy/Guard/Congregant) Michael is proud to return to his Circle Players family for this wonderful production. If you were looking really hard you may have spotted him in OKLAHOMA!, WHITE CHRISTMAS, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, BILOXI BLUES, THE REINDEER MONOLOGUES and THE KING AND I.
(Gargoyle-Statue/Congregant) Sammie couldn’t be more excited to make her Circle Players debut with HUNCHBACK, and even happier that it’s with such a talented, amazing group of people! Sammie was last seen in shows with Vanderbilt University’s only musical theater troupe, The Original Cast. Before that, her credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, XANADU and CINDERELLA. "This has been the experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait for everyone to see how much hard work and heart went into this show."
(Gargoyle-Statue/Congregant) Susan is excited to return to Circle Players after her 2016 turn as an Apostle in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Before moving with her family to Nashville four years ago, Susan was a frequent performer in Oklahoma in musical theatre, jazz and opera. She has been a soloist with the Vanderbilt Community Chorus and a music teacher in public and private schools; in theaters and studios; and presently teaches preschool music classes.
(Gypsy/Congregant) Tyler has sung roles in DIE FLEDERMAUS, MAGIC FLUTE and BARBER OF SEVILLE and is a regular in theatre shows with Circle Players, Street Theater and Larry Keeton Theater. Tyler has a B.M. in Vocal Performance from University of Evansville and is a graduate of East Literature Magnet School. She is an advocate for the Deafblind community for persons like her who share the complexities of living with disabilities. She is on the boards of Circle Players and Choral Arts Link.
(Gypsy/Congregant) Victoria is delighted to join Circle Players in a show, especially one so dear to her! Favorite previous roles include Marian (THE MUSIC MAN), Wednesday (THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL), Louisa (THE FANTASTICKS!) and LES MISERABLES. She would like to thank her loving (and growing) family for their sweet support!