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WILL BRILL

Ali Hakim

WILL BRILL (Ali Hakim). Broadway: You Can’t Take It With You (dir. Scott Ellis), Act One (Lincoln Center, adapted & dir. James Lapine); Off-Broadway: Illyria (The Public, written & dir. Richard Nelson), Tribes (Outer Critics Circle Nom), Our Town (dir. David Cromer), and Nassim (all Barrow Street Theatricals). Film/TV: “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “OA”, Ride, Slice (with Chance the Rapper), Not Fade Away.  He has two dogs.

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ANTHONY CASON

Cord Elam

ANTHONY CASON (Cord Elam u/s Will Parker/Ali Hakim) Off-Broadway & NYC: Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse);  Is God Is (World Premiere Soho Rep); Arden Everywhere (BPAC). Regional: A Midsummer Night’s DreamLove’s Labour’s Lost (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). TV: “Law & Order: SVU”, “The Breaks”, “Jessica Jones”.Training: Ot­terbein University.

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DAMON DAUNNO

Curly McLain

DAMON DAUNNO (Curly McLain) is a Brooklyn based actor and musician. Recent theater: The Bengsons’ THE LUCKY ONES (Lucille Lortel Award Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Nom.), Daniel Fish’s OKLAHOMA! (St Ann’s, Bard), Dave Malloy’s BEARDO, Anais Mitchell’s HADESTOWN (nytw). With UK based Kneehigh Theater Co. BRIEF ENCOUNTER (Bway, Int’l Tour), WILD BRIDE, TRISTAN AND YSEULT, THE TIN DRUM. He has performed with orchestras on behalf of the US State Dept throughout Russia and Europe. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has scored feature and short length films. Graduate of NYU’s Tisch SOA.

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JAMES DAVIS

Will Parker

JAMES DAVIS (Will Parker). Broadway: The House of Blue Leaves (dir. David Cromer). Off-Broadway: Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse, Bard SummerScape); We Are Proud to Present… (Soho Rep); The Mother of Invention (Abingdon); The More Loving One (LaMama); Hamlet (The Pearl). Regional: King Richard II in Richard IILong Day’s Journey into NightAs You Like It (Quintessence, ensemble member); Clybourne Park (Long Wharf); American Buffalo (Studio Theatre); Juliet opposite Finn Wittrock in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre). Training: The Juilliard School

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GABRIELLE HAMILTON

Lead Dancer

GABRIELLE HAMILTON (Lead Dancer). A Harlem native, Gabrielle is ecstatic to reprise her role in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. In addition to performance, Gabrielle also models for campaigns such as the Aerie Real and Sabika Jewelry. A 2018 Point Park graduate with a BFA in dance, her training also includes the Martha Graham School, Uptown Dance Academy, and the Bolshoi Academy. Gabrielle would like to thank her family and friends for the unconditional love and support.

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REBECCA NAOMI JONES

Laurey Williams

REBECCA NAOMI JONES (Laurey Williams) has performed on Broadway in Significant Other, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, American Idiot, and Passing Strange. Her Off-Broadway performances include Big Love (Drama League nomination), Murder Ballad (Lilly award and Lucille Lortel nomination), Describe the Night (2018 Obie Award for Best Play), Marie and Rosetta, Fire In Dreamland, The Fortress of Solitude, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Wig Out!, As You Like It, and Daniel Fish’s acclaimed production of Oklahoma! at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Films: Someone Great (upcoming), The Outside Story (upcoming), French Fries, Most Likely To Murder, The Big Sick, Ratter, Ordinary World, Passing Strange, and the documentary Broadway Idiot. Select Television: Strangers, High Maintenance, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Inside Amy Schumer, Limitless, Difficult People. Solo concerts: Lincoln Center American Songbook, Apollo Cafe. Rebecca holds a BFA in Drama from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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WILL MANN

Mike

WILL MANN (Mike) is amazed at how full circle it is to come home to OK! Broadway: Memphis (Bobby). Off-Broadway: Oklahoma! (Mike at SAW) National Tours:  Billy Elliot (Mr. Braithwaite), Wonderful Town (Speedy Valenti), JosephDreamcoat (Judah, dir/cor. by Andy Blankenbuehler), and Elf (SM and Santa u/s). Regional: Shrek (Shrek), Prince of Egypt (Hotep, World Premiere), Ragtime (Coalhouse), and A Chorus Line (Richie). High School: Oklahoma! (Jud Fry). Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University. For Beebop! @UUILLMANN

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MALLORY PORTNOY

Gertie Cummings

MALLORY PORTNOY (Gertie Cummings) New York Credits: Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse, Bard SummerScape); Privacy (The Public Theater in association with The Donmar Warehouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park). Regional: Denver Center, Wil­liamstown Theatre Festival, Chautauqua Theater Company. TV: “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix). Mallory is co-creator of the comedy series “Roger, The Chicken” and “Human Interest”. Training: University of Illinois, Juilliard.

Ali Stroker

ALI STROKER

Ado Annie

ALI STROKER (Ado Annie). Made her Broadway debut in Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening, becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway. She was a fi­nalist on “The Glee Project” and guest starred on Fox’s “Glee”. Other TV: “Ten Days in the Val­ley”, “Charmed”, “Lethal Weapon”, “Drunk History” and “Instinct”. Love to her home team and D. Make your limitations your opportunities.

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MITCH TEBOW

Andrew Carnes

MITCH TEBOW (Andrew Carnes). Mitch makes his Broadway debut in Oklahoma! having portrayed Carnes in the previous productions at Bard Summerscape and St. Ann’s Warehouse. NYC credits include Plaza Suite (Gallery Players-NYIT Awards nomination), The Tempest (Inwood Shakespeare), Moses The Author (NY Fringe Festival), Fix Me Jesus (Abingdon), Passion of Dracula (Cherry Lane), The Great Society (York Shakespeare), Moby Dick Rehearsed (Brave New World Rep), Richard III (HB Ensemble), Waiting For Godot (New Rude) and Revenger’s Tragedy (CSC Rep). Reg’l: All The Way (New Stage and TheatreSquared), Three Musketeers (Syracuse Stage-SALT Awards nomination), The Christians (Riverside Theatre), Henry V (Arkansas Rep), Christmas Carol (Palace Theatre) and Macbeth (Arkansas Rep). TV: Divorce, ABC 20/20.

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MARY TESTA

Aunt Eller

MARY TESTA (Aunt Eller) Broadway: Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, Chicago, 42nd St., Marie Christine, On the Town, Forum, The Rink, Marilyn, Barnum. Off-Broadway includes: Portuguese Kid, Government Inspector, First Daughter Suite, Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna See, A New Brain. Much film and television. Twelve original cast albums. Multiple Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations and a special Drama Desk award celebrating ‘Three Decades of Outstanding Work.’

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PATRICK VAILL

Jud Fry

PATRICK VAILL (Jud Fry). Broadway: Macbeth (Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway: Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse) Peter Pan (Bedlam); Edward The Second (Red Bull); When In Disgrace, among others. National Tour: Cabaret (Round­about). Regional: Oklahoma! (BardSummerScape); Camelot, Othello, Henry IV Parts 1&2, Henry V, Richard II, As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC); and work with Bay Street Theatre, Capital Rep, and others. Education: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Pro­gram (Laura Pels Award for Acting); BA from Bard College where he originated the role of Jud in Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! as a student before playing the role at Bard Summerscape and St. Ann’s Warehouse.

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CHRIS BANNOW

Understudy Ali Hakim/Curly McLain, Jud Fry, Mike

CHRIS BANNOW (Understudy Ali Hakim/Curly McLain, Jud Fry, Mike) Broadway: The Elephant Man (also Theatre Royal Haymarket, London). Off-Broadway: The Hairy Ape (Park Avenue Armory), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk). Regional: Williamstown, Yale Rep, McCarter, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Huntington. Film: Three Christs, #Screamers, Not Fade Away. Chris is a graduate of Boston University and the Yale School of Drama. For Hollie and Hart.

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DEMETIA HOPKINS-GREENE

Understudy Lead Dancer

DEMETIA HOPKINS-GREENE (Understudy Lead Dancer) is proud to be making her Broadway debut with this revival of OKLAHOMA! Dance Credits: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Dianne McIntyre, Francesca Harper Project, Project Inc. Ailey/Fordham BFA graduate. She is grateful for the support of her family, mentors and for the source, the Orange School of Performing Arts.

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SASHA HUTCHINGS

Understudy Ado Annie, Laurey Williams, Lead Dancer

SASHA HUTCHINGS (Understudy Ado Annie, Laurey Williams, Lead Dancer).  Sasha Hutchings is thrilled be a part of Oklahoma!. Sasha is notably a member of the original cast of Hamilton. Additional Broadway credit include: My Fair LadyRocky, MotownMemphis. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity with Sutton Foster. Her television guest stars include Jessica Jones (Marvel), Master of None (Netflix), Blue Bloods (CBS), and The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon), Fosse/Verdon (FX), SMASH (NBC)Sasha is honored to be a member of the Arthur Miller Foundation Master Artist Council and Epic Theatre Ensemble’s Artists Advisory Council. She is a teaching artist with New York City public school theatre programs, Syracuse University, and Broadway Bound Kids. Thanks to The Hybrid Agency. My love to Mom, Daddy, and Kayla. “I am the dream and the hope of the slave…” Twitter/Instagram: @sashahutchings #equitystrong

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DENVER MILORD

Understudy Curly McLain, Cord Elam, Jud Fry, Mike

DENVER MILORD (Understudy Curly McLain, Cord Elam, Jud Fry, Mike): Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway: Terms of Endearment 59E59 Meaningful Conversation New Light Theatre Project. Regional: Minor Fantastical Kingdoms, Delaware REP. FILM: Jack Reacher, The Last Witch Hunter, Like You Mean It  TV: Blue Bloods, Blacklist, Southland, Outsiders, Full Circle.  Carnegie Mellon BFA. Thank you to my lovely reps, my family, teachers and friends. IG: @notfromcolorado
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KRISTIE DALE SANDERS

Understudy Aunt Eller, Gertie Cummings

KRISTIE DALE SANDERS (Understudy Aunt Eller, Gertie Cummings). Broadway Credits: Cabaret, Evita, Next Fall, Phantom of the Opera, Urinetown & The Sound of Music. National Tours: Phantom, Labor of Love. Off-Broadway: Dream of the Burning Boy, Johnny Guitar, A Class Act, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. Over a hundred regional productions throughout the US. TV: “All My Children”, “The Wire”. Check out her websites: EarthPowerStones.com , KristieDaleSanders.com Love&Laughter.

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CHELSEA LEE WILLIAMS

Understudy Ado Annie, Laurey Williams, Gertie Cummings

CHELSEA LEE WILLIAMS (Understudy Ado Annie, Laurey Williams, Gertie Cummings) Broadway Debut! Credits: Girl From The North Country (The Public), X or Betty Shabazz V. The Nation (The Acting Co.), Unknown Solider (WTFestival) Film: StriveOpera of Cruelty. Special thanks to my supportive family, team at HCKR, and manager Doreen. Training: Florida A&M University, The Juilliard School (MFA) www.chelsealeewilliams.com @chelsea_in_hd

Daniel
Fish

Director

DANIEL FISH (Director) is a New York-based director who makes work across the boundaries of theater, film, and opera. He draws on a broad range of forms and subject matter including plays, film scripts, contemporary fiction, essays and found audio. His recent work includes WHITE NOISE, inspired by the novel by Don DeLillo ( Theater Freiburg and Ruhrfestspiele Recklingshausen),  Michael Gordon’s opera, ACQUANETTA (Prototype Festival),  A Leonard Bernstein’s A QUIET PLACE ( Curtis Opera Theater), Don’t Look Back (The Chocolate Factory), Who Left This Fork Here (Baryshnikov Arts Center, Onassis Center), Ted Hearne’s The Source (BAM NEXT WAVE, L.A Opera, San Francisco Opera), and ETERNAL. His work has been seen at theaters and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe including, The Walker Arts Center, PuSH, Teatro Nacional D. Maria, Lisbon/Estoril Film Festival, Vooruit, Festival TransAmériques, Noorderzon Festival, The Chocolate Factory, The Public Theater’s Under The Radar, Opera Philadelphia/Curtis Opera Theater, American Repertory Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College, Yale Repertory Theater, McCarter Theater, Signature Theater, The Shakespeare Theater Company, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Staatstheater Braunschweig, and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Residencies and commissions include The MacDowell Colony, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Mass MOCA, The Chocolate Factory, The Bushwick Starr, LMCC/ Governor’s Island.   He is graduate of Northwestern University’s Department of Performance Studies and the recipient of the 2017 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for the Theater.

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Rodgers

Music

After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (Composer, 1902-79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (Librettist/Lyricist, 1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most successful partnership in American Musical Theatre. Prior to joining forces, Rodgers collaborated with lyricist Lorenz Hart on musical comedies that epitomized wit and sophistication (Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Babes In Arms, and more), while Hammerstein brought new life to operetta and created the classic Show Boat with Jerome Kern. Oklahoma!, the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, introduced an integrated form that became known as “the musical play.” Their shows that followed included Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Collectively, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals have earned Tony, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer, and Olivier Awards.

Oscar
Hammerstein II

Book & Lyrics

After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (Composer, 1902-79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (Librettist/Lyricist, 1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most successful partnership in American Musical Theatre. Prior to joining forces, Rodgers collaborated with lyricist Lorenz Hart on musical comedies that epitomized wit and sophistication (Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Babes In Arms, and more), while Hammerstein brought new life to operetta and created the classic Show Boat with Jerome Kern. Oklahoma!, the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, introduced an integrated form that became known as “the musical play.” Their shows that followed included Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Collectively, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals have earned Tony, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer, and Olivier Awards.

Daniel
Kluger

Orchestrations & Arrangements and Music Supervision

DANIEL KLUGER (Orchestrations, Arrangements, Music Supervisor). Broadway: Marvin’s Room, Significant Other. New York: I Was Most Alive With You, The Light Years, Antlia Pneumatica, Marjorie Prime, Iowa (Playwrights Horizons); Man From Nebraska (Second Stage); The Effect, Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre); The Mystery of Love and Sex, Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center); Lost Girls, The Nether (MCC); Describe The Night, I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard, Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company). www.danielkluger.com.

John
Heginbotham

Choreography

JOHN HEGINBOTHAM (Choreographer). Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, John graduated from The Juilliard School (1993) and was a member of Mark Morris Dance Group (1998-2012). He is co-founder and director of Dance Heginbotham, is on faculty/staff at Dartmouth College/the HOP, and works frequently with Dance for PD®. Awards include: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award (2014), Guggenheim Fellowship (2018). John is grateful for the beautiful support and company of his family, friends, and collaborators. Thank you Agnes de Mille. www.danceheginbotham.org .

Laura
Jellinek

Scenic Design

LAURA JELLINEK (Set Designer). Broadway: Marvin’s Room. Off-Broad­way: Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s, Bard); Mary Page Marlowe (2ST); Mary Jane (NYTW, Lortel nomination); Queens, The Wolves (LCT); A Life (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel & Hewes Awards); The Treasurer (Playwrights); The Antipodes, Everybody (Signature); Sea Wall/ A Life (Public); The Debate Society; The Mad Ones. Regional: Yale, OSF, Williamstown. Opera: OTSL, Boston Lyric, Opera Philadelphia, Atlanta Opera. OBIE for Sustained Excellence.

Terese
Wadden

Costume Design

TERESE WADDEN (Costume Designer). Off Broadway: Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s, Bard), Peter Pan (Bard), Acquanetta (Prototype, Bard), 1776 (Encores!). Opera: Cosi fan tutte (Santa Fe Opera), The Wake World (Opera Philadelphia), The Little Match Girl Passion (Perez Museum, Miami), In The Penal Colony (BLO), Pyramus and Thisbe (Canadian Opera Company).  Her work has been seen at Spoleto, Glimmerglass, Tanglewood, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Portland Opera, BAC, and BAM.

Scott
Zielinski

Lighting Design

SCOTT ZIELINSKI (Lighting Designer). NY (selected): Atlantic, Broadway, CSC, Lincoln Center, MTC, NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, Public, Signature, TFANA, Vineyard.  Regional (selected): Goodman, Guthrie, Mark Taper, Spoleto, Steppenwolf.  International: Adelaide, Amsterdam, Avignon, Beijing, Berlin, Bregenz, Edinburgh, Fukuoka, Gennevilliers, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Linz, Ljubljana, London, Lyon, Melbourne, Orleans, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Rennes, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Rouen, St. Gallen, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Shizuoka, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Vilnius, Zurich.  SCOTTZIELINSKI.COM

Drew
Levy

Sound Design

DREW LEVY (Sound Designer). Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk nom.), Chaplin (Drama Desk Award), The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Present Laughter. Off-Broadway: Oklahoma!, One Day the Musical, The Weir, Why Torture is Wrong…, Emergence- See!, Dutchman. Regional: Heartbreak Hotel, ART, Williamstown, 5th Avenue Theatre, The Old Globe, Two River Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Huntington. Other: Reconfiguration: An Evening with Other Lives at BAM; Drama Desk Awards 2014 & 2015; Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala.

Joshua
Thorson

Projection Design

JOSHUA THORSON (Projections Designer) is an artist and projection designer for theater. His video work has been exhibited internationally. Theatrical productions include Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s & Fisher Center); Requiem Reimagined (Albany Symphony); Paradise Lost (ART); Paradise Park (Signature Theater), Urban Renewal with Kyle deCamp (Crossing the Line, NewSettings, OnEdge Festivals), among others. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at RIT.

Nathan
Koci

Music Direction

NATHAN KOCI (Music Director). MD/Conductor: Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bard), Electric Lucifer (The Kitchen); Hadestown (Assoc.MD/Citadel Theater); The Source (BAM Next Wave/LA/SF Opera); Promenade (Barnard/NYU); Much Ado About Nothing (D. Yazbek/Delacorte); Mother Courage and Her Children (Arena Stage). Performer: The Head and the Load (William Kentridge); The Principles of Uncertainty (John Heginbotham/Maira Kalman); War Horse (1st Nat’l Tour); Trillium J (Anthony Braxton); The Hands Free (New Amsterdam Records). nathankoci.com

Eva Price
Level Forward Abigail Disney
Barbara Manocherian &
Carl Moellenberg
James L. Nederlander David Mirvish
Mickey Liddell &
Robert Ahrens
BSL Enterprises &
MagicSpace Entertainment

Berlind Productions John Gore Organization Cornice Productions
Bard Fisher/R. Gold LAMF/J. Geller T. Narang/ZMK Media R/F/B/V Group
Tamar Climan St. Ann’s Warehouse

Associate Producer –
Square 1 Theatrics

The Bard Summerscape Production Of
Rodgers & Hammerstein's

Oklahoma!

Music By Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on the Play Green Grow the Lilacs

By Lynn Riggs

Original Choreography By Agnes De Mille

Orchestrations & Arrangements and Music Supervision Daniel Kluger

Choreography By John Heginbotham

Scenic Design By Laura Jellinek

Costume Design By Terese Wadden

Lighting Design By Scott Zielinski

Sound Design By Drew Levy

Projection Design By Joshua Thorson

Music Direction By Nathan Koci

Directed By Daniel Fish

This production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! was originally developed, produced, and premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Chair; Leon Botstein, President; Gideon Lester, Artistic Director; Bob Bursey, Executive Director; Caleb Hammons, Senior Producer) in July 2015.

It was subsequently developed and produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse and Eva Price at the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2018.

Photos by Brigitte Lacombe.