DIRECTOR: Stacy Lee Tilton
Stacy Lee Tilton has been with the show since 2013 and is thrilled to bring this new version to life. She has been working as a performer, director and teacher in New York since 1993. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Acting/Directing and AMDA-NY, where she has been on the Musical Theatre Faculty since 2001. She has served as an Assistant Director with Musicals Tonight and AMDA. Performing credits include: Broadway: Jane Ashton (Brigadoon). Selected Regional: Elizabeth Beaconsfield (Jekyll & Hyde), Augusta Gein (The Butcher of Plainfield), Sue (Help Wanted - Downtown Urban Theatre Festival), Martha Yarrington (Poe - Cherry Lane), One Woman Shows (Midway Point & The Mommy in Me), Witch (Into the Woods), Woman 2 (Closer Than Ever), Mazeppa (Gypsy), Nancy (Oliver), Maria (The Sound of Music), Miss Hannigan (Annie), Narrator (Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). New York Club appearances at Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, The Triad, Danny’s Skylight Room, Back Fence, The Supper Club, Cornelia Street Café, Duplex. Ongoing V0G for Americans for the Arts. Two time winner in the New York Singing Teacher’s Association Musical Theatre Competition. Proud member of AEA since 1998. Stacy’s favorite roles are wife to performer, Richard Binder, and mom to Joan. www.stacyleetilton.com
CREATIVE CONSULTANT:Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Wilson Jermaine Heredia is best known for his portrayal of Angel Dumott Schunard in the Broadway musical Rent, for which he won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a musical. Heredia also originated the role at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End theatre district and in the 2005 film adaptation. He made his return to Broadway in La Cage aux Folles in the role of Jacob. He most recently starred in The San Francisco Playhouse's production ofCamelot, as Sir Lancelot, where he was nominated for Featured Actor in a Musical.
Austin Archer (Leo)*
Austin Archer is a native of Salt Lake City (the Mormon Vatican). He is thrilled to be bringing his small town roots to the stage with JKTC and this exciting new show! Past credits include: Leaf Coneybear in The 25th… Spelling Bee, Louden Downey in A Few Good Men, Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher (Pioneer Theatre Company). Blue in the world premier of Climbing With Tigers, Haemon in Too Much Memory, James Monroe in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Salt Lake Acting Company). Mark Cohen in RENT, Hunter Bell in Title of Show (Utah Rep. Theatre). Film credits include: Blood & Oil (ABC), Everwood (CW), Touched By An Angel (CBS). Austin is also a playwright/director. His play JUMP will be receiving it’s world premier fall of 2017, while his play Day and Age was a finalist for a national emerging artist grant in 2015.
Richard Binder (Willie/Musical Director)*
Richard Binder originated the role of Jim Summerford in the New York premiere of Jim Wann's "The People vs. Mona." The New York Times called him "the epitome of a Southern gentleman" and Martin Denton of NYTheatre.org called his performance "genuinely joyous." Other credits include Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical in Concert (NYSEC); Edward Rutledge in 1776 (Fraunces Tavern); The Entity in Death of an Angel (York Theater); and My Stubborn Tongue, which he also musical directed, at the Triad. His favorite roles are husband to actress/teacher Stacy Lee Tilton and father to Joan Marlena. J. William Bruce introduced Stacy to Richard 22 years ago. Thanks, J!
Casey Keenan: (Kelly, Liz, Dr. Liffick & Accompanist)
Casey Keenan is a New York City based performer and composer whose work has recently been showcased at Feinstein's 54 Below. In 2015, Casey's original work earned the original cast of her musical, "Glass," the title of Lincoln Center Artist of the year. "Glass" was performed in its entirety at the Women's Work Festival in June of 2016. Casey is a current first year participant in the BMI Engel Lehman Musical Theater Workshop. In addition to her studies at BMI, Casey has also attended Berklee College of Music, Texas Tech University, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is thrilled to be a part of the Cheeseburger Deluxe family!
Katie Mack: (Faith)*
Katie Mack hails from Detroit and is super stoked to be doing this latest edition of the show! If you want to see her cry a lot, tune into her latest reality TV stint with Fit2Fat2Fit on A&E, and if you want to see her be a badass, look for her as the fallen angel Azreal in the soon to be released film "Azreal's Dissent". Love to the momma, poppa, bros, the boy and her original and continuing Cheeseburger family.
John Mervini: (Scott)
John Mervini is thrilled to be returning to this new incarnation of Cheeseburger Deluxe! John will be seen as Damon Slade in the upcoming production of Occupation Dragon Slayer (Isle of Shoals). Off Broadway: Yankee Peddler (Actors Temple), O'Brien and O'Brian (FringeNYC), That Lady From Maxims (NYMF), Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, Illyria (Prospect Theatre Co.), Church (The Public) Other Selected NY: Prelude to Tomorrow (Isle of Shoals), Avarice (The Bridge), Under Milk Wood (The Mint), The Hanging of Razor Brown (59E59), Found a Peanut (Red Fern Theatre Co.); The Gospel Show (La Mama, etc.) Regional: Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, Leo in The Producers, Children of Eden, Tommy in Brigadoon, Bob in White Christmas, Jesus in Godspell. Film/TV: Ed Rock, Breaking Bad, Barely Legal, Is This Thing On, Pardon My French, Dear Mrs. Fenton. John composed the score for the upcoming film Momma, and as a guitarist has played The Metropolitan Room and The PIT. Thanks to the cast and crew, Sam, family and friends! www.johnmervini.com
Samantha Schiffman: (Julie)*
Samantha Schiffman's* recent credits include: Gallery Players; "Seussical" (Bird Girl), New York Fringe Festival; "Plath.", National Tour; "The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Storybooks” (Lilly), IU; “35mm" (Woman #2), “The Rocky Horror Show”, UAC Theatre; “Hair” (Jeanie), "Jesus Christ Superstar” (Soldier/ Soul Girl). IU Grad, BADA. So much love to my family and friends for their endless support! www.samanthaschiffman.com
Morissa Trunzo (Chloe)
Morissa Trunzo is thrilled to be joining the Cheeseburger Deluxe team and bringing this show to the stage. Originally from Missoula, Montana, Morissa recently moved to NYC having just graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA so this role hits close to home. Recent credits include Wendla in Spring Awakening at the CLO Cabaret, Hope in Urinetown, and she will be heading to Boston next month for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with Fiddlehead Theatre. Thanks to her family and friends for their constant support, and the cast/creative for bringing so much passion to the project. Enjoy the show! morissatrunzo.com
*appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity