Nathaniel Reynolds (Giorgio)
Nathaniel is thrilled to make his debut with DOMA Theater Co in the role of Giorgio. His previous musical theater credits include Curly in Oklahoma, Tony in West Side Story, and Gerald in Lakme Redux. Operatic roles include Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, and Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring. Nathaniel received his MM in vocal performance from UCLA in 2005. .
Melissa Cook (Clara)
Melissa Cook is thrilled to come out from behind the Orange Curtain and join such an incredible cast in Passion. Performing continuously for the last 19 years, her most recent credits include: Fiona in Brigadoon, Julie in Carousel, Eva in Evita, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, and the Witch in Into The Woods. Tons of thanks to the DOMA Theatre Company for this opportunity and to her family at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster for lending her out. A billion barrels of love go to J,L&L…and Fourth of July in Salem.
Lindsay Zana (Fosca)
Lindsay Zana is thrilled to be returning to the world of musical theatre in one of her dream roles! She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a BFA in Acting. This is Lindsay\’s first show with DOMA Theatre Company. Some of her favorite past roles include the title role in N\’afia (Hollywood Fringe/Warrior Poet Theatre), Cordelia (King Lear), and Antonia (Twelfth Night). Lindsay sends her love and thanks to her family for their support and to DOMA Theatre for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!
Sean McSweeney (Doctor Tambourri)
Sean McSweeney is very thankful to be making his Los Angeles stage debut with the DOMA Theatre Co. Recent credits include: Dr.Fogg in “Sweeney Todd” and Paul in “A Chorus Line”. Thank you so much for this opportunity.
Duane Allen Thomas (Coronel Ricci)
This is Duane’s first production with the Doma Theatre Co. He was last seen in L.A. at the Ford Amphitheater, in Chess with Matthew Morrison (Glee) and Susan Eagan (Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast). Having been seen in mostly Orange County Regional Theater, Duane has performed in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof as Fyedka, West Side Story as Tony and Action, Bye-Bye Birdie as Albert and A Chorus Line as Al. His love of performing and creating characters has led to a new “Passion” for writing screenplays and is hard at work, producing his first full-length feature movie. Duane sends his love to his daughter and strongly encourages everyone to find and pursue their “Passion” in life..
Corinne DeVries (Fosca’s Mother, Misstress, Torasso)
Corinne holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Vocal Studies from Michigan State University, and has an extensive musical theatre background. She recently returned to the U.S. from a 28-country tour of Europe as a lead vocalist on the Azamara Journey cruise ship, part of Celebrity Cruises. Since then, she has been featured in commercials, performed in a rock-and-roll musical, and has been working on studio recordings and short films. Last November, she sang the national anthem at an L.A. Lakers game. When she\’s not performing, Corinne teaches piano and voice. Please visit corinnedevries.org for more information. Much love to Kevin!
Timothy Miller (Private Augenti)
Timothy Miller has been studying the theatre arts with a focus on acting for over seven years. Recent work includes playing CB in The Secret Rose\’s production of Dog See\’s God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Lysander in William Shakespeare\’s A Midsummer Night\’s Dream, a drunken phrat boy in Sam Borowski\’s film Night Club, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare at the La Mirada Theatre, The Actor\’s Nightmare/ Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You with DOMA and recurring technical work for the Reprise Theatre Company. He is a regular “Theatre Rat” and an alumni of the Valley Collegiate Players at the Los Angeles Valley College. He is currently working as a counselor for the Theatre Arts Program at Monarch Summer Camp. This is Timothy\’s first musical production with the DOMA Theatre Company and he hopes to continue working with these amazing and talented people.
Edgar Edgerly (Cook)
Edgar Edgerly was mistakenly placed in choir class, but after only two weeks he knew that\’s where he belonged and decided to stay in choir for the rest of his school years. Eventually, he joined BND, a dance company in Mexico and performed in the US and Mexico. Soon after graduating from high school, he decided to move to Los Angeles and realize his dreams to perform onstage. Recent shows include Pippin, Cabaret and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains
It All To You.
Vincent Aniceto (Ludovic)
Past roles include The King in The King and I, The Engineer in Miss Saigon, Jeff in Brigadoon, Rooster in Annie, Dr. Carrasco in Man of La Mancha, Bernardo in West Side Story and Daniel in Once On This Island. Vince was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for his work as the Producer on the TV Series Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends on Cartoon Network. He thanks his lovely wife, Sandra, for all her support, and dedicates his performance to Olivia and Sofia.
Matthew Bartosch (Ludovic understudy)
Matthew is very excited to be making his debut at the MET Theatre. After graduating from the Huntington Beach Academy of the Performing Arts, Matthew studied with South Coast Reperatory, and was seen in their mainstage production of The Christmas Caroland was involved with their equity Orange County education tour of An Indian Summer. Matt has been seen throughout Orange County; favorite credits include Evita (Che), Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), and Sweeny Todd (Tobias) and was also featured in the Edinbourough Fringe Festival 2004 and 2007. He would like to thank his family and friends for all their support, and a special thanks goes out to Melissa for always believing in him and his abilities. Matt would like to send his love to his Mother who is the reason for his life in performance. I love you Mom.
Marco Gomez (Director/Producer)
Has directed and produced several works including Into the Woods, The Wild Party, Lovers\’ Mayhem, Pippin, Cabaret and others in the Los Angeles area. A classically trained dancer and choreographer, Mr. Gomez has remained tied to the stage after all these years. Mr. Gomez knows that each production brings more than a unique experience, it brings lasting memories. His passion for theatre is due to his mother’s influence. He is eternally thankful to his cast, crew, friends, children and most of all his immortal beloved for creating a lasting memory. “Its your dream, live it.”
Brian Michael (Musical Director)
After starting on piano at age 4, Brian gave his first public solo recital at 11, began playing professionally at 16, and has now made 100% of his income doing music for 24 years. He has been a piano accompanist for the voice studio of Julliard professor Ellen Faull and for the music departments of Portland State University and UCLA and has also worked for Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Symphony, Portland Center Stage, Geffen Playhouse and Warner Brothers TV. Since 2005 his day gig has been at Beverly Hills High School. He has done over 130 musicals.
JC Chavez (Stage Manager)
A drawing artist by nature, JC is extremely pleased to be working once again with DOMA as a stage manager for Passion after stage managing DOMA\’s Pippin. Originally from Denver, Colorado, JC has delved in the arts from an early age as an actor and a drawing artist. Currently administrating a non-profit dedicated to affordable housing, JC looks forward to working with this great cast and crew.
Angela Todaro (Choreographer)
Angela grew up dancing in Rochester, NY where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, pointe, musical theater and hip-hop. In 2006, she was titled Dance Master’s of America Miss Dance of Chapter 8 and danced on scholarship in Los Angeles. She then attended the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Angela taught at dance studios in western NY for 8 years for both competitive and recreational students. She has performed professionally as a dancer in Le Grande Cirque and in the Buffalo Infringement Festival. Angela’s choreography has been featured on the Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble and in the Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase and Dancer’s Workshop. She recently moved to Los Angeles and is currently dancing with the Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers. Angela was dance captain for DOMA’s production of Pippin in Fall 2010. Since then, Angela has had the opportunity to choreograph DOMA’s extension of Pippin and Cabaret in 2011.
Hallie Baran (Property Manager)
A graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Trinity College Dublin, Hallie holds degrees in Stage Management, Technical Theatre, and Directing. She worked as a Stage Manager/Tech in The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, The Space, The Mark Taper Annex, The Falcon, The Rose, The Alex, The Hudson, and The Black Room (Ireland). As a director she has mounted Much Ado About Nothing, Laundry and Bourbon, Closer, The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Snowbound (World Premiere), Pippin, and Love And Human Remains. Her next directing endeavor can be seen right here at The Met Theatre, an audience interactive version of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, coming in August. “True To You. True To Me. True To Self. It Shall Be.”
Brandy Jacobs (Costume Design)
Brandy is so excited to be back with DOMA Theatre Co. This is her second show with DOMA and hopefully not her last. Originally from the Midwest, Brandy received her BFA in Technical Theater and Design from Wichita State University. She has since become a transplant in New York as well as Los Angeles, designing costumes and other technical elements for hundreds of shows, small and large theaters alike. Brandy’s most resent work can be seen in San Pedro at the Little Fish Theater, as they present The Sugar Bean Sisters and My Wife’s Husband. Brandy’s list of awards include the Miller Theatre Scholarship and two Mary Jane Teall’s for her costume Design of The Tempest at The Center for the Arts, in Wichita, Kansas. A special thanks goes to Eddie Dubarr for all of his help and support. Lastly, Brandy would like to thank her wonderful support system, without them she would lose her mind.
Jason Henderson (Technical Director)
A Valley College graduate, Jason has technical experience with sets, lights and stage manager duties. Credits include The Wild Party (Independent Musical Theatre Players), George Washington’s Boy (Ted and Mary Lange), Dog Sees God (Blazeco Productions), Wizard of Oz (New Community Jewish High School), and now two versions of Pippin. Jason enjoys gaining more experience outside of college with every new show.
Cullen Pinney (Lighting Designer)
Has been a theatrical lighting designer for 3 years and has worked on Cabaret, Spelling Bee, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and Dog Sees God. Cullen would like to thank his parents Patrick and Cindy, his brother William and his girlfriend Stacey Cortez. Enjoy the show.
Jose Montiel (Sound Designer)
Has spent the last decade working in theater and developing his skills as an audio engineer and musician. Recent credits include The Boys in the Band at The Coast Playhouse (ASM and Audio Engineer) and Baby It’s You (Audio Engineer), also at The Coast, Back 2 Bacharach And David (Audio Engineer) in The Music Box. Jose worked at Univision 34 as a intern and Audio Engineer. Jose studied recording at Long Beach City College and the Musicians Institute, as well as television and radio production at Los Angeles City College. Jose is delighted to be a part of this production!
Julio Rodriguez (Assistant Technical Director)
A student in Roosevelt High School, Julio loves to discover all technical aspects of every project he works on. An AP student, Julio was pulled into theater by his friend Cesar and likes the technical aspects of theater. Julio looks forward to doing more productions with DOMA and would like to thank his friends for all the support. Howl!
Michael Partlow (Drums)
Was born in Chicago, Illinois (1968), raised in Portland, Oregon, and lives in Venice Beach, California. He graduated from Portland State University where he studied Music and Psychology. He currently performs with The Robert Carpenter Trio, John Marx, accompanies at Beverly Hills High School, teaches drum set at Join The Band and is so very thankful to be back working with DOMA Theater Company at The Met Theater! In the past, Michael has collaborated in music theater with The Old Globe, Do Jump!, Portland Center Stage, The Geffen Playhouse, Triangle, Twelve Oaks, Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway Rose, Sylvia’s Dinner Theater and Portland Reparatory. In addition, he backed and recorded with various pop, rock and blues artists like Dixon, The Wayward Trio, Ashleigh Flynn, Janiva Magness, Brandi Carlisle, Duffy Bishop, Lloyd Jones, Scott Fisher, The Renegade Saints, Jim Crabbe, Ponticello, Big Jay McNeely, Earl King, Dave Fleshner, The Native Suns, and Pond. In his spare time, he loves surfing and chilling with his wife Kelly and dog Cooper.
Patricio Lopez (General Contractor)
A master electrician and general contractor by trade, Patricio has worked as DOMA’s general contractor in building anything and everything the theatre requires of him. Building sets that will impact the lives of many and enrich productions such as Passion is a reward of its own. All his work is dedicated to his wife and lovely children.
Adrian Mendoza (Bartender)
As a new and upcoming bartender, Adrian is excited to be part of this new production. Adrian graduated from the Bartenders Training institute and has been a freelance bartender for roughly 3 1/2 years now building a strong reputation through his culinary take on drinks. With a passion for flavor and innovative concoctions, Adrian will also be introducing a sensual soothing experience to add to Passion. A special thanks goes out to all of his friends and clientele from whom he learned the skills for having a unique taste that will continue bringing you back for more, and to Jason Henderson for making this opportunity possible. Lastly, enjoy the show and cheers, it’s Passion!