Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Meet the Cast

BILL SCOTT SHEETS
BILL SCOTT SHEETS
Male Actor 3

Bill Scott Sheets, Oklahoma born and raised, is a Chicago-based actor/musician. He was classically trained as an operatic baritone, but country music has always been in his blood. In addition to musicals and operas, he has performed as a singer and (fair to middling) guitarist with bands around Oklahoma and Chicago, as well as a Guest Entertainer with Celebrity Cruises. Musical Theatre credits include: Johnny Cash in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Nick Massi in DECEMBER OF ‘63, and Don Quixote in THE MAN OF LA MANCHA. Opera Credits include: Il Conte d’Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Sergente in L’Elixir d’Amore, and Frank in Die Fledermaus. Bill thanks his friends, family, teachers, and God for their love and support. He would like to make one request: that the audience enjoy the hell out of themselves and holler so loud they scare the ushers.

Website: billscottsheets.com Instagram: @bill_sheets

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JACOB SHIPLEY
JACOB SHIPLEY
Male Actor 2

Jacob is absolutely thrilled to be making his Capital Rep debut after seeing shows here since he was kid! A Troy native, Jacob is a recent graduate of Ithaca College’s Musical Theatre program. National Tour: AMAZING GRACE; Regional: A FUNNY THING… FORUM (Hangar Theatre), PUMP BOYS & DINETTES (Cidermill Playhouse), BABY and RING OF FIRE (Infinity Theatre Company), LES MISÈRABLES and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE… (Mac Haydn Theatre). Thank you to Maggie for this opportunity! Love to Mark, Sara, Erin, Gale, and Stella.

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JOSH D. SMITH
JOSH D. SMITH
Male Actor 5

JOSH D. SMITH (Musical Director/Male Actor 5/Musician) is delighted to return to Capital Rep. Past productions include last summer’s MAMMA MIA, CAMELOT, and THE SECRET GARDEN. He has music directed and/or accompanied numerous productions throughout the US including Pentangle Arts and Northern Stage in Vermont; Arizona Broadway Theatre, Prather Entertainment Group in Lancaster, PA; the Arundel Barn Playhouse in Maine; Jersey Shore Entertainment and Surflight Theatre in New Jersey; Downstairs Cabaret Theatre; Syracuse Stage and Cortland Repertory Theatre in Upstate New York. Capital Region audiences may recognize Josh as former resident Musical Director at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, NY. He was named 2013 Central New York (SALT) Musical Director of the Year by the Syracuse New Times. He serves as Artistic Director for the ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival in Woodstock, VT. His musical arrangements have been heard in venues across the country including Feinstien’s/54 Below and The Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan. Josh is originally from Syracuse, NY. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and American Federation of Musicians Local 802.

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ERIKKA WALSH
ERIKKA WALSH
Trenna

Broadway: ONCE (Original Broadway Cast). Off-Broadway: ONCE, RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD, COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE. Select Regional Theatre: JAR THE FLOOR (Arkansas Repertory Theater), STRIKING 12 (SpeakEasy Stage Company), ALICE VS. WONDERLAND (American Repertory Theater), ROMEO AND JULIE, PERICLES (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre). Film/TV: The Deuce, Rosie Rose, Miss Teri (co-creator). Violinist/vocalist with the band Bonfire Falls. MFA: ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University.

www.erikkawalsh.com

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PAUL WYATT
PAUL WYATT
Male Actor 1

Paul is thrilled to be making his Capital Rep debut! As an actor, musician, and teaching artist, Paul has worked extensively with The National Dance Institute, The Mac Haydn Theatre, and The Artistree Theatre Company. He has also performed all over the country at Weston Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, The Bushwick Starr, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, The Olney Theatre Company, Sierra Repertory Theatre, New York Stage & Film Festival, and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Favorite roles include the Baker in INTO THE WOODS, Malcolm in THE FULL MONTY, Jackson in PUMP BOYS and Dinettes, and Mark in RENT. Paul studied at The University of Michigan. Thanks to everyone at Capital Rep for the opportunity to play the music of Johnny Cash!

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KURT ZISCHKE
KURT ZISCHKE
Male Actor 4

Broadway, Off-Broadway & National Tours include SIGNS OF LIFE, WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, THE THREE SISTERS, ANTIGONE, KING LEAR, A DOLL’S HOUSE, THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM, GEORGE ABBOT’S BROADWAY, BARBARA’S BLUE KITCHEN, and ULYSSES IN NIGHTTOWN, among others. Regionally he has appeared across the country in over 100 productions ranging from JULIUS CAESAR (Brutus) to MY FAIR LADY (Henry Higgins) at such theatres as The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Old Globe, Northern Stage, The Alliance, The Huntington, The Pioneer, Cincinnati Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Utah, New Jersey, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He is a graduate of Stanford University and The Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied under Sanford Meisner.

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