Steve Blanchard (SAM CARMICHAEL)
Steve Blanchard made his Broadway debut in the short-lived revival of The
Three Musketeers directed by Tom O’Horgan. He then starred as Lancelot
opposite Robert Goulet as Arthur, in the revival of Camelot. He is best
known for being the longest running Beast in the history of Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast on Broadway, portraying the character for over eight years.
Off-Broadway, Steve created the role of Johnny in Johnny Guitar, The
Creature in Frankenstein, and Captain Smollett in Treasure Island, directed
by B.H. Barry. National Tours include Joseph Pulitzer in Disney’s Newsies,
King Triton in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Phantom in Ken Hill’s
Phantom of the Opera, Diesel in West Side Story, and Pa in Little House on
the Prairie opposite Melissa Gilbert as Ma. On Television, he’s appeared on
The Enemy Within, House Of Cards, Madam Secretary, The Good Fight, Law
& Order, Ed, Third Watch, Police Story, Sunset Beat, and The Tap. He can be
heard on the original recordings of Johnny Guitar, Sundown, Frankenstein,
and his own CD, Northbound Train.
Meredith Inglesby (DONNA)
Meredith Inglesby has performed in a total of four Disney Theatrical
productions both on Broadway and in National Tours. She made her
Broadway debut as the French Maid turned Feather Duster, Babette, in
Beauty and the Beast, followed by a member of the original Broadway
cast of The Little Mermaid. Prior to Broadway, she toured with Disney’s
On the Record, which was a rousing revue of some of Disney’s greatest
songs every written, and can be heard on the original soundtrack. With
her husband, Steve Blanchard, she has toured in Newsies, The Little
Mermaid, portraying the evil Ursula, as well as Little House on the
Prairie, starring Melissa Gilbert. On film and television, Meredith
appeared in Newsies: The Broadway Musical, and Law and Order.
Other credits include: The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Eliza Doolittle
in My Fair Lady, Roxie Hart in Chicago the Musical, and Off-Broadway
as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes.
Sarah Lasko (SOPHIE)
Sarah is a New York City based actor, singer, and dancer who has performed in
touring productions across North America and Europe. In 2015 and 2016, Sarah
starred as Dorothy alongside the premiere American cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's
spectacular production of The Wizard of Oz. Sarah spent the next year traveling
through Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean as a performer on the Disney Magic
cruise line, portraying Rapunzel in Tangled the Musical and Belle in Disney Dreams,
among other familiar Disney favorites.
Gretchen Bluemle (ROSIE)
Gretchen Bluemle as Rosie. A well known cabaret performer and actress from Pittsburgh, Gretchen is no stranger to Morgantown audiences having played Roz in Nine to Five and Miss Flannery in Thoroughly Modern Millie
Tonyia Myrie Rue (TANYA)
Tonyia Myrie Rue, playing Tanya, will be joining Mamma Mia directly from a successful run of That’s What I Call Rock and Roll at the Fireside Theatre. Her other credits include Lorrel Robinson in the National Tour of Dream Girls and Tina Turner in Vegas the Show!
Craig Smith (SKY)
Craig is a graduate from The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University and a member of the Greenville Theatre’s Resident Acting Company . His credits include Les Misérables, Oklahoma, Into the Woods , Midsummer’s Night’s Dream , and Next To Normal.
Lee Blair (HARRY BRIGHT)
Lee’s career as an actor includes appearances in The New York International Fringe Festival and a plethora of regional theatre roles such as Saunders in LEND ME A TENOR, Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and Milt in LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR. No stranger to Morgantown audiences, Lee has been seen as Clarence in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and The Boy's Father in THE FANTASTICKS. Lee is the Head of Performance at WVU's School of Theatre and Dance.
Tim Garner (BILL AUSTIN)
A real-life Aussie, Tim has an impressive array of theatre, film and television experience in the Far East and down under. These credits include THE FULL MONTY, THE BOYS IN THE BAND and THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. On this side of the world, he has been seen regionally in 42ND STREET, TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD and THE SUNSHINE BOYS.
Courteney McClutchy (LISA)
Elise Dorsey (ALI)
Givi Garcia (PEPPER)
Haley Hizer (US SOPHIE)
Joann Peterson (WOMAN IN BLACK)
Rachel Jae Ryan
Ryan Petty (EDDIE)
Tom Peterson (FATHER ALEXANDIOS)
Michael Licata (Director)
After a thirty-year career as an actor, which included Evita and Sweet Charity on Broadway and the thirty-fifth Narrator in Off- Broadway production of The Fantasticks, Michael moved to the other side of the table and began his career as a director. Since making the transition to directing he’s helmed nearly seventy regional and national touring productions which include Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Full Monty, Chicago, Les Miserables and Ring of Fire in Morgantown.
R.J. Nestor (Music Director)
R.J. composed the music, wrote the lyrics, and collaborated with David Scoville to create the musical Golden Horseshoe, a celebration of West Virginia's history. His numerous credits and Musical Director and Conductor include The Sound of Music, Carousel, West Side Story, My Fair Lady and Hank Williams: Lost Highway.
Kate Vallee (Choreographer)
For four years, Kate was a member of the famed Radio City Rockettes and veteran of many national and international tours. She is currently the Resident Choreographer and Dance Director for PAA Colorado and the Regional Director of The Honey Taps Denver. Her directing and choreographing is represented in Denver as well as across the country. Additionally, Kate travels the world as a dance competition judge, master class teacher, and choreographer.