Meet the Cast & Creative Team of Mamma Mia!
GIL BRADY* (Sam) couldn't be happier to be making his Capital Rep debut! Off-Broadway: Shear Madness (Davenport Theatre), National Pastime (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Baskerville and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Syracuse Stage); Seven shows at Florida Studio Theatre including: Outside Mullingar, Steve Martin's The Underpants, and Spamalot; Grease (Fulton Theatre and Mill Mountain); Boeing, Boeing (Seven Angels Theatre);Jesus Christ Superstar (Cape Fear Regional); Rabbit Hole (Human Race); The Crucible and Comedy of Errors at North Carolina Shakespeare; Three Days of Rain (Oldcastle Theatre) ; Around The World in 80 Days at Theatresquared; Hello, Dolly (Westchester Broadway Theatre); and the National Tour of Annie. TV: My Affair... (Lifetime Movie Network), All My Children, and Law and Order: SVU. Thanks to his family, BJ, Sadrina, and KK. www.Gil-Brady.com
Brian Calì* (Bill, Ensemble) is excited to be making his Capital Repertory Theatre debut this summer. Broadway: Master Class. NYC: New York City Center's Encores! The Most Happy Fella (Ciccio), The Golden Apple; Live from Lincoln Center's Show Boat (Pete). National Tours: Sister Act. Regional: Fulton Theatre's Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth); North Carolina Theatre's The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis); Tuacahn Center for the Arts' Peter Pan (Smee), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (St. Aphrodisius); Sharon Playhouse's Les Miserables (Valjean). Concert: MSU's Chess (Anatoly). Opera: LA Opera's Manon, The Merry Widow. TV: HBO's Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire. BM from CUA, MM from UCLA. Per Zio Filippo!
PATTON CHANDLER* (Sky, Ensemble) National Tour: The Sound of Music (Ensemble/ Rolf u/s). Regional: Les Mis (Marius), The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Xanadu (Sonny). BFA in Musical Theater from The Hartt School. Sending thanks to Lava, Josh, Maggie, and Stephanie Klapper Casting! Proud member of AEA. @Pattonchandler.
Gary Lindemann* (Harry) returns to Capital Rep having played “The Old Man” in last year’s A Christmas Story, THE MUSICAL. Broadway credits include Phantom of the Opera and Anything Goes. He toured with Disney’s High School Musical, tapped with Anything Goes and rocked with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Soloist). Regional performances include Man of LaMancha (Quixote), 1776 (Rutledge), The 39 Steps (Han-nay), Spamalot (Sir Galahad), Around the World in 80 Days (Phileas Fogg), Little Women (Prof. Bhaer) Urinetown (Lockstock), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor), Sweeney Todd (Antony), Kiss Me Kate (Fred) and Fantasticks (El Gallo). TV credits: Law & Order, SVU, Law & Order, One Life to Live and All My Children. Trained at Carnegie-Mellon University, he loves motorcycling, picking his guitar and baking pies. Gary is married the woman of his dreams, Christy Morton. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
KARA MIKULA* (Rosie) is thrilled to be back at Capital Rep, where she last appeared as the tap-dancing Miss Shields in A Christmas Story, The Musical. National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Mrs. Snoring Man/Seamstress/Secretary/Quintet; understudied and performed Martha Watson, played by Lorna Luft). Off-Broadway: Allegro (understudied all 6 females and performed Marjorie), directed by John Doyle, at Classic Stage Company. Pre-Broadway: Fancy – A New Musical (Fiddle Player/Pam Cupps), based on the Reba McEntire song, directed by Denis Jones; The SpongeBob Musical (created the role of Mrs. Puff), directed by Tina Landau. At Pittsburgh CLO: Judge Jackie Justice (Jackie, world premiere), Annie (Sophie/Mrs. Pugh), The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta), Ruthless! The Musical (Lita Encore) and more. At Riverside Theatre: Hello Dolly! (Ernestina Money/standby for Dolly Levi) and Funny Girl (Mrs. O’Malley). Other credits include Grease (Cha-Cha) at The Gateway Theatre; The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier) at KCStarlight; The Boys from Syracuse (Luce) at Surflight Theatre. Proud member of AEA. Love to my family. www.karamikula.com
Taylor Hilt Mitchell* (Eddie/Dance Captain) is delighted to say “I DO I DO I DO” and return to Capital Rep after playing Chief Male Elf in A Christmas Story, The Musical. National Tours: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Tumbling Carpet), The Wizard of Oz (Mayor of Munchkin City), Suessical: The Musical (Wickersham Brother/Vocal Captain). Regional: Actor’s Playhouse: It Shoulda Been You (Brian, the groom), Ocean State Theatre: Anything Goes (Dance Captain), White Christmas (Dance Captain), Fiddlehead Theatre: Showboat (u/s Frank), Barrington Stage: Fiddler on the Roof (Boris/Shloime). Love to family and friends. Proud graduate of Catholic University and proud AEA member. http://www.taylorhiltmitchell.com
LYN PHILISTINE* (Donna)is excited to be here at Capital Rep! Broadway/Tours: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Gypsy, Cinderella, Disney’s On the Record. NYC/Off-Broadway: A Bronx Tale (Rosina) directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, Oliver (Nancy), My Secret Garden, Golf. Regional credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), A Christmas Story (Mother), Chicago (Roxie Hart), The Buddy Holly Story (Maria), I Love You, You’re Perfect. Soloist for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Bernstein’s Mass conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. BFA from CCM. Many thanks to Maggie, and all my love to my amazing husband Christopher and our wonderful son Dylan!
HARRIS TURNER* (Pepper, ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Capitol Rep and Equity debuts in Mamma Mia! Having recently returned from a nine-month world tour of Tiger Martina's Vegas! The Show! Harris is excited to share his talents with the Albany audience. His most recent credits include Chicago, M.C. (Highlands Playhouse), Hairspray, Seaweed (JCC Rochester), and being a Principal Singer/Dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Sending thanks and love to Mom and Ginger.
Carla Woods* (Tanya, Ensemble) is excited to be a part of Mamma Mia. She recently performed in Shipwrecked at The Oldcastle Theater. Carla understudied and performed the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier in the first national tour of Sister Act. Carla was also in the first national tour of All Shook Up. Other favorites include Aida, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Beehive and Merrily We Roll Along. She has performed on the high seas in her own headliner show. Carla works with college students in her workshop called the Artists Journey. She received her BFA in musical theater from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music.
NICOLE ZELKA (Lisa, Ensemble) is an Albany native and a fresh graduate of the Integrated MT program at AMDA NY. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut at theREP! Favorite credits include: Babe in THE PAJAMA GAME (Park Playhouse), Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Colonie's Line & Cue), and Fiona in SHREK (Debuts Theater Co.) In January, she made her NYC debut at 54 Below in Lindsay Mendez's and Ryan Scott Oliver's ACTOR THERAPY In Concert, and this Fall, you can catch her in the National Tour of R&H's CINDERELLA as Gabrielle, u/s Marie! Huge thank you to Maggie, Freddy, and Josh for this amazing opportunity, beautiful cast, and my incredible family. Much love. For Grammy. nicolezelka.com
Kaeli Heffner (Ensemble) is very excited to be in Mamma Mia. She will be attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for drama next year. Recent roles: Hedy LaRue (How to Succeed), Ariel (Footloose), and Lola (Damn Yankees). Many thanks to her family and friends, Michael Lotano, and the production team.
JAlissa Watson (Ensemble) is a local actress making her professional theatrical debut at Capital Repertory Theatre. She was last seen in Not So Common Players production of Lucky Stiff playing the role of Dominique du Monaco. She is very excited to be involved with this production of Mamma Mia and would like to thank Capital Rep for giving her this fantastic opportunity.
Joshua DeMarco (Ensemble) is very excited to be making his Capital Rep debut with such a talented cast and crew! Joshua was last seen in SLOC's production How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as Bud Frump. Other SLOC credits include: The Producers (Carmen Ghia), Guys & Dolls (Liver Lips Louie/Co-Dance Captain), and many more! Joshua would like to acknowledge Freddy Ramirez for being able to be where he is today.
Alexandra McKenna-Mantica (Ali/Ensemble) is excited to making her Capital Repertory Theatre debut! She attended the American Musical and Dramatics Academy, and recently received her BFA in Musical Theatre from The New School in Manhattan. Past credits: Pardon My English (Musicals Tonight!), Hairspray (Park Playhouse), and Little Shop of Horrors (SLOC). Love and gratitude to family, friends, and Maggie!
Anna Fernandez (Ensemble) is honored to be returning to the capital rep stage in this production of Mamma Mia. Previous credits include All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), How to Succeed (Rosemary Pilkington), and 42nd Street (Maggie Jones). She would like to thank her parents for their constant support, and Capital Rep for giving her this great opportunity.