How to Succeed in Business running at TUTS


Wynette Jameson, Publications Advisor


The Cast of How To Succeed_Photo Credit – Os Galindo

Houston – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying!  

Ashley Blanchet is playing Rosemary Pilkington.  Blanchet most recently appeared on Broadway in Beautiful.  Arnie Burton is appearing in the role of Bert Bratt. Burton is known for his roles in films such as The Invention of Lying and Igby Goes Down and on Broadway in productions such as Machinal and Peter and the Starcatcher. Taking on the role of Miss Jones will be Allyson Kaye Daniel. Daniel’s theatrical credits include The Color Purple at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Kiss Me Kate at the Maltz Jupiter Theater. In the role of J. Pierrepont Finch is Chris Dwan who is fresh off his role as Elliot in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.  The role of Hedy LaRue will be played by Felicia Finley.  Finley’s Broadway credits include Aida, Mama Mia! and The Wedding Singer.


Kevin C. Loomis, who has appeared in a number of Broadway productions including Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark andInherit The Wind will be playing the roles Mr. Twimble/Wally Womper. Stuart Marland will be playing the role of Jasper P. Biggley. Marland has been seen on Broadway in shows such as Newsies, Jekyll & Hyde and Beauty and the Beast. The roles of Bud Frump will be played by Joshua Morgan, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Les MiserablesRyann Redmond is taking on the role of Smitty.  She has appeared on Broadway in shows such as If/Then and Bring It On: The Musical. Redmond was also part of the first national tour that came through Houston appearing on the TUTS stage in 2012.


The cast is rounded out by Beth Crandall, Allyson Carr, Sara Gallo, Casey Garvin, Laura Henning, Wonza Johnson, Patrick Oliver Jones, Graham Keen, Logan Keslar, Kenway Kua, Ian Paget, Will Porter, Riza Takahashi, Clifton Samuels, Chelsea Stavis,  Karl Warden and Brittany Zeinstra.


Faces familiar to the TUTS audience include Keslar, who has appeared in more than 15 productions with TUTS and on Broadway in shows such as the Tony-award-winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles, and Stavis who most recently appeared on the TUTS stage in Heathers: The Musical. Warden, who was also in the Tony-award-winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles, appeared in the live recording of The Sound of Music on NBC and in the Broadway revival of How ToSucceed In Business Without Really Trying.  Henning performed for six seasons as a Rockette, played Cassandra in the Cats national tour, and has been in numerous regional shows including Camelot, Spamalot, Oliver!, Mary Poppins, and Victor/Victoria with TUTS.


Crandall has appeared in productions including West Side Story – Broadway and the national tour –  and the national tour of Wonderful Town. Both Gallo and Zeinstra recently appeared in the production of Mamma Mia! at The Muny. Takahashi, who also appeared at The Muny, in Mamma Mia! and in a production of The King and I, appeared on Broadway in Waterfall. Kua has appeared in a number of Broadway productions including Wicked and Hair. Johnson has quite a few regional theater credits including Aida, Mamma Mia! and Hairspray. Paget’s Broadway credits include Leap of Faith and Mamma Mia! 


Carr appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and, more recently, in Standard Time at The Duke on 42nd. Jones has appeared in touring productions of The Addams Family and Evita, as well as on television in shows such as “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.  Samuels has a number of Broadway and tour credits including Amazing GraceFollies and A Chorus Line. Keen’s credits include the national touring companies of Young Frankenstein and The Music Man. Garvin has appeared on Broadway in Bullets Over Broadway and, most recently, in Disaster! Porter has appeared in a number of national tours including Cats, A Chorus Line and Cabaret.


The Theatre Under The Stars production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is possible thanks to the generous support of Northwestern MutualChildren’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is the Official Healthcare Partner of Theatre Under The Stars. United Airlines is the official airline partner of Theatre Under The Stars. KTRK ABC13 is the official Media Partner of Theatre Under The Stars.


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