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Arianna Afsar

Film: Kathy in Canal Street (opens Jan. 18, 2019)
Regional Theatre (Chicago): Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in Hamilton (2016-18)
https://www.instagram.com/ariannaafsar/
https://twitter.com/ariannaafsar
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3334138/
(2008 Award Nominee as Gabriella Montez in J*Company’s “Disney’s High School Musical”)



Asher Angel

Film: Billy Batson in Shazam! (Opens Apr. 5, 2019)
TV: Jonah Beck in Disney Channel’s Andi Mack (2017 - 2018)
https://www.instagram.com/asherdovangel/
https://twitter.com/AsherAngel
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5195114/
(2013 Award Winner as Jojo in Desert Stages Theatre’s “Seussical”)
(2014 Award Winner as Jeremy Jacob in Greasepaint Youtheatre’s “How I Became a Pirate”)
(2015 Junior Artist of the Year and soloist)



Reilly Anspaugh

Film: Nun in Buttons (Dec. 8, 2018)
https://www.reillyanspaugh.com/
https://www.instagram.com/reillyanspaugh/
https://twitter.com/reilecoyote
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9044764/
(2013 Award Winner as Emily Webb in Oaks Christian School’s “Our Town”)
(2014 Award Nominee and Performer as Penny in Oaks Christian School’s “Hairspray”)
(2014 Award Winner as Terry Randol in Oaks Christian School’s “Stage Door”)



Nicholas L. Ashe

Broadway Debut: Junior Blake in Choir Boy (Opens Jan. 8, 2019)
https://www.instagram.com/nckash/
https://twitter.com/nckash
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5808666/
(2013 Award Winner as Collins in Kidz Theater’s "Rent")
(2015 Award Winner as Conrad in Kidz Theater’s "Bye Bye Birdie")



Maddie Shea Baldwin

First National Tour: Margo Crawford in “Bright Star” (2017-18)
World Premiere: “Back Home Again” (Jan. 11-21, 2017)
Broadway: “Bright Star” (2016)
http://www.maddiesheabaldwin.com/
https://twitter.com/madeline_shea1
(2009 Award Winner and soloist as Grizabella in San Diego Junior Theatre’s “Cats”)
(2010 Award Winner as Sally Brown in San Diego Junior Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”)
(2011 Award Winner as Mme. De la Grande Bouche in San Diego Junior Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast”)
(2012 Nominee as Velma in San Diego Junior Theatre’s “Hairspray”)



Carolyn Braver

Broadway: Pearl in The Iceman Cometh (Mar. 23 - July 1, 2018) w/ Denzel Washington
World Premiere: Ami in Kill Local by the La Jolla Playhouse (Aug. 1-27, 2017)
World Premiere: Vita in Napoli, Brooklyn by the Long Wharf Theatre in New York (2017)
Broadway: Zoe in “Airline Highway” (2015)
https://www.instagram.com/cbraves/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6202176/
(2007 Award Winner and performer as Beth in Valley Youth Theatre’s “Little Women”)
(2008 Award Winner and performer as Audrey in Valley Youth Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors”)



Josh Breckenridge
World Premiere: Secret Serviceman Duane Bolden in Dave (2018 @ Arena Stage in Washington, DC)
Broadway: Come From Away (2017-19)
Broadway: Olen Montgomery in The Scottsboro Boys (2010)
Broadway: Patron in The Ritz (2007)
https://www.instagram.com/josh.breckenridge/
(2003 Award Winner and performer as Albert Peterson in Moonlight Stage Productions’ "Bye Bye Birdie")



Ian Brininstool
Broadway: Swing in Getting the Band Back Together (2018)
Vegas: Romeo in BAZ – A Musical Mash-up at The Palazzo (2017-18)
http://www.ianbrininstool.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ianbrininstool/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2043547/
(2006 Award Winner as Oliver in Starlight Musical Theatre’s "Oliver!")
(2010 Award Winner as Rudy in North Coast Repertory Theatre’s "Over the Tavern")
(2011 Award Winner as Archie in American Rose Theatre’s "13")
(2012 Award Nominee as Melchior in American Rose Theatre’s "Spring Awakening")



Tristen Buettel
https://www.instagram.com/tristenjadee/
Off-Broadway: Lorraine and Others in Jersey Boys at New World Stages (2018)
National Tour: Lorraine and Others in Jersey Boys (2017-18)
(2011 Award Nominee as Audrey in Kidz Theater’s "Little Shop of Horrors")
(2012 Award Winner as Leisl in Kidz Theater’s "The Sound of Music")
(2013 Award Winner and Performer as Maureen in Kidz Theater’s "Rent")



Nicolette Burton
https://www.instagram.com/nicolettejburton/
World Premiere: Ensemble & Cassandra u/s in The Heart of Rock & Roll  
at The Old Globe (Sep. 6 - Oct. 21, 2018)
(2011 Award Nominee as Olive Ostrovsky in CYC’s "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee")
(2012 Award Winner and Performer as Lilli/Katherine in Canyon Crest Academy’s "Kiss Me, Kate")



Gabi Campo
Broadway: Swing in The Prom (2018-19)
https://www.gabicampo.com/
https://www.instagram.com/gabifrederique/
(2013 Award Winner & Performer as Sally Bowles in LACHSA's "Cabaret")



Emma Degerstedt
Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe's Cafe (2018)
https://www.instagram.com/officialemmadegs/
https://twitter.com/officialemmadeg
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1662384/
(2010 Award Winner as Barbara Allen in Academy for the Performing Arts’ "Dark of the Moon")



Micaela Diamond
Broadway Debut: Babe (Teenage Cher) in The Cher Show (Dec. 3, 2018 - 2019) 
TV: Micaela Diamond as Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (April 1, 2018)
https://www.instagram.com/micaela_diamond/
https://twitter.com/micaeladiamond_
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6976893/
(2015 Artist of the Year)
(2012 Award Nominee as Marta in Kidz Theater’s “The Sound of Music”)



Emma Dumont
TV: Lorna Dane/Polaris in FOX's The Gifted (2017-19)
https://www.instagram.com/emmadumont/
https://twitter.com/EmmaDumont
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2730808/
(2013 Award Winner as Melanie Segal in "Bunheads")



Veronica Dunne
Film: Christy in The Ninth Passenger (2018)
TV: Marisa Clark in Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover (2015-18)
Broadway: Roxie Hart in Chicago (Oct. 17-Nov. 26, 2016)
https://www.instagram.com/veronica_dunne/
https://twitter.com/veronica_dunne
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2765134/
(2011 Award Winner as Baker’s Wife in Oaks Christian School’s “Into the Woods”)
(2012 Award Winner and soloist as Roxie in Young Artists Ensemble’s “Chicago” and Audrey in High Street Arts Center’s “Little Shop of Horrors”)
(2013 Artist of the Year and performer)



Natasha Edwards
Off-Broadway World Premiere: Attorney 2/Guard 1 in Agnus (Jan. 18 - Feb. 11, 2018)
http://www.natashaedwards.net/
https://www.instagram.com/natashita13/
https://twitter.com/NatashaEEdwards
(2006 Award Winner as Lowbutt in Greasepaint Youtheatre’s "HONK!")



Nicki Elledge
National Tour: Ensemble in Amazing Grace (beginning Jan. 19, 2018)
https://www.instagram.com/nickielledge/
http://www.nicoleelledge.com/
(2008 Award Nominee as Fredrika Armfeldt in Cygnet Theatre Company’s "A Little Night Music")
(2009 Award Nominee as Amy in San Diego Junior Theatre’s "Little Women")
(2011 Award Winner as Belle in San Diego Junior Theatre’s "Beauty and the Beast")
(2011 Award Nominee as Cosette in San Diego Junior Theatre’s "Les Miserables")
(2012 Award Nominee as Penny in San Diego Junior Theatre’s "Hairspray")



Adrienne Eller
National Tour (Japan): Disney on Classic: A Magical Night (2018)
National Tour: Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2015-March 12, 2017)
https://www.adrienneeller.com/
https://twitter.com/adrienneceller
(2009 Award Winner as Maureen Johnson in CMT-San Jose’s "Rent")
(2010 Award Winner as Mrs. Lovett in Archbishop Mitty’s "Sweeney Todd")
(2011 Award Winner as Janet van de Graaff in Archbishop Mitty’s "The Drowsy Chaperone")



Jackie Foster
TV: Top 8 Semifinalist with "Team Alicia" on The Voice (2018)
https://www.instagram.com/itsjackiefoster/
https://twitter.com/itsjackiefoster
(2010 Award Winner as Eponine in Broadway Theatre Arts Academy’s "Les Miserables")
(2012 Award Winner as Rose in Poway High School’s "Bye Bye Birdie")
(2013 Award Winner as Mrs. Irene Malloy in Poway High School’s "Hello, Dolly!")
(2014 Award Winner as Jo March in Poway High School’s "Little Women")



Briana Gantsweg

National Tour: Mother in A Christmas Story: The Musical (2018)
National Tour: Miss Barley in A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder (Sep. 27, 2017 - May 13, 2018)
http://www.brianagantsweg.com/
(2009 Award Winner as Gertrude in Interlochen Arts Academy’s "Seussical")



Christine Garver

TV: Molly Reid in Madam Secretary (2017-18)
TV: Moira in Mad Men (2013-14)
https://www.instagram.com/christinegarver/
https://twitter.com/christinegarver
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3491395/
(2003 Award Winner as Henrietta Trefusis in La Jolla High School’s "Smash")



Elizabeth Gillies

TV: Fallon Carrington in The CW's Dynasty (2017-19)
https://www.instagram.com/lizgillz/
https://twitter.com/LizGillies
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2566697/
(2009 Award Winner as Lucy in Broadway’s "13")



Carly Gold

Broadway: Nunu Carney u/s in The Ferryman (Oct. 21, 2018 - July 2019)
https://www.instagram.com/carly_gold_official/
https://twitter.com/cGOLDact
(2017 Award Winner as Small Alison in the National Tour of "Fun Home")



Tessa Grady

Off-Broadway: Amber in Clueless, The Musical (Dec. 1, 2018 - 2019)
Broadway: Ruby, Joan u/s in Dames at Sea (2015-16)
Broadway: Ensemble in Cinderella (2013-15)
Broadway: Cecille/Star to Be/Ronnie Boylan in Annie (2012-14)
https://www.instagram.com/tessgrady/
(2012 Award Winner as Velma Kelly in Young Artists Ensemble’s "Chicago")
(2014 Award Winner for Choreography for Young Artists Ensemble’s "42nd Street")



Ariana Grande

Billboard 2018 Woman of the Year
Music: #1 Billboard Hot 100 with Thank U, Next (Nov. 12, 2018)
Music: No Tears Left To Cry Single (Released April 20, 2018)
Music: Dangerous Woman Album (Released May 20, 2016)
https://www.instagram.com/arianagrande/
https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande
(2009 Award Winner as Charlotte in Broadway’s "13")



Katie Grgecic

National Tour: Brigitta in The Sound of Music (2017-18)
https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Katie-Grgecic/
(2017 Award Winner as Veruca Salt in Pied Piper Youth Theater's “Willy Wonka”)



Jacob Haren

Broadway: Ensemble in “The Book of Mormon” (2017-19)
National Tour: Ensemble in “The Book of Mormon” (2016-17)
https://twitter.com/jacobdharen
http://www.jacobharen.com/
(2002 Award Winner as Jonathon in Encore Youth Theatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”)
(2008 Award Nominee as Ryan Evans in Starlight Musical Theatre’s “Disney's High School Musical”)



Cameron Anika Hill

Broadway: Alana Beck (vacation u/s) in Dear Evan Hansen (first performing Jan. 10, 2018)
http://www.cameronanikahill.com/
https://www.instagram.com/cameronanika/
https://twitter.com/CameronAnika
(2010 Award Winner and Performer as Sarah in Kidz Theater’s "Ragtime")
(2011 Award Nominee as Eve/Mama Noah in Kidz Theater's "Children of Eden")
(2012 Award Winner as Cosette in Kidz Theater’s "Les Miserables")
(2013 Award Winner as Ti Moune in Kidz Theater’s "Once On This Island")



Dylan Hoffinger

International Tour: Young Shlomo/Ensemble in Soul Doctor (2018)
https://www.instagram.com/dyldancesingact96/
(2010 Award Nominee as Angel in ACT-San Diego’s “Rent”)
(2011 Award Winner as Seymour in SCPA’s “Little Shop of Horrors”)
(2012 Award Winner as Moritz in American Rose Theatre’s “Spring Awakening”)



Lindsay Joan

National Tour: “Kinky Boots” (2017-18)
https://www.instagram.com/lindsaylubelle/
https://twitter.com/Iindsayjoan
(2013 Award Winner as Little Red Riding Hood in STAR Repertory Theatre’s "Into the Woods")
(2014 Award Winner as Eponine in STAR Repertory Theatre’s "Les Miserables")
(2015 Award Winner as Dorothy in Westview Theatre’s "The Wiz")



Jade Johnson

Opened for MAJOR at The Mint in Los Angeles (Nov. 16, 2018)
https://www.instagram.com/thisisjadej/
(2009 Award Winner & Performer as Aida at Valley Youth Theatre)



Emily Koch

National Tour: Ensemble in Waitress (2017-19)
National Tour: Elphaba in Wicked (2015-16)
https://www.instagram.com/embkoch/
https://twitter.com/EmBKoch
(2007 Award Winner as Eponine in Hamilton Academy of Music’s “Les Miserables”)



Phoebe Koyabe

National Tour: Alana Beck in Dear Evan Hansen (Sep. 25, 2018 - 2019)
https://www.instagram.com/phoebekoyabe/
https://twitter.com/phoebekoyabe
https://www.phoebekoyabe.com/
(2016 Award Winner & Performer as Danielle in Spotlight Youth Theatre’s "Bring It On")
(2016 Award Nominee as The Witch in Actor’s Youth Theatre’s "Big Fish")
(2017 Award Winner & Performer as Deloris Van Cartier in Limelight Performing Arts’ "Sister Act")



Brennyn Lark

London West End: Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (2017-19)
World Premiere: Tzipporah in Stephen Schwartz's The Prince of Egypt (Opens Oct. 6, 2017)
Broadway: Eponine in Les Miserables (2015-16)
https://www.instagram.com/brennynlark/
https://twitter.com/BrennynLark
(2011 Award Winner and soloist as Aida in Kidz Theater’s “Aida”)



Oona Laurence 

Film: Big Time Adolescence (Premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 26, 2019)
TV: Hedgehog in Cartoon Network's Summer Camp Island (2018)
Film: Amy in “The Beguiled” directed by Sofia Coppola (Opened June 30, 2017)
w/Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, & Emma Howard
Film: Natalie in Pete's Dragon (2016)
Broadway: Matilda in original cast of Matilda (2012-13)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4802218/
https://www.instagram.com/oonalaurence/
(2014 Award Winner as Matilda in Broadway’s “Matilda”)



Karenssa LeGear

Film: Pamela in Lifetime’s Christmas Harmony (Nov. 24, 2018)
Film: Patty in Lifetime Movie Network’s Killer Caregiver (July 13, 2018)
https://www.instagram.com/karenssalegear/
https://twitter.com/KarenssaLeGear
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1851093/
(2002 Award Winner as the Woman in White in Encore Youth Theatre’s "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")



Emily Alyn Lind

Film: Snakebite Andi in Doctor Sleep (Jan. 24, 2020)
Film: Sophie in Replicas (Jan. 11, 2019) (w/Keanu Reeves)
Film: Melanie in The Babysitter (2017)
TV: Young Amanda Clarke in Revenge (2011-15)
https://www.instagram.com/emilyalind/
https://twitter.com/EmilyAlynLind
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3014840/
(2011 Award Winner as Vanessa Marks in “November Christmas”)
(2013 Award Winner as Heidi Wyrick in “Haunting in Connecticut 2”)
(2014 Award Winner as Jamie Kelly in “Dear Dumb Diary”)



Matthew Malecki

National Tour: Magaldi in Evita (Jan. 12 - Mar. 24, 2019)
World Premiere: Ub in Phoenix Theatre’s When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney (2016)
(2010 Award Winner as Benjamin Coffin III in Act One Theater Arts’ “Rent”)
(2011 Artist of the Year and soloist)
(2012 Award Winner as Sweeney Todd in PaccoArts’ “Sweeney Todd”)



Rachel Matthews

Film: Danielle in Happy Death Day 2U (Releases Feb. 13, 2019)
Film: Danielle in Happy Death Day (Released Oct. 13, 2017)
https://www.instagram.com/rachellynnmatthews/
https://twitter.com/raylynn93
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7847287/
(2011 Award Winner as Cinderella in Oaks Christian School’s "Into the Woods")
(2012 Award Winner as Penelope Sycamore in Oaks Christian School’s "You Can’t Take It With You")



Lia McHugh

Film: Mia in The Lodge (Premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25, 2019)
TV: Jessica Nolan in the Paramount Network's American Woman (premiered June 7, 2018)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7186321/
https://www.instagram.com/liaryanmchugh/
(2018 Award Winner as Mary Lennox in Burroughs High School's "Burroughs on Broadway")



Katherine McNamara

Film: Sonya in Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Jan. 26, 2018)
TV: Clary Fray in Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016-19)
https://www.instagram.com/kat.mcnamara/
https://twitter.com/Kat_McNamara
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3031063/
(2011 Award Winner as Fredrika Armfeldt in Broadway’s "A Little Night Music")



Lauren Mary Moore

World Premiere: Xiomara in ¡HAVANA! (2018)
National Tour: Ensemble in A Christmas Story: The Musical (Nov. 9 - Dec. 31, 2017)
https://www.instagram.com/laurenmarymoore/
https://twitter.com/laurenmarymoore
http://laurenmarymoore.com/
(2010 Award Winner and Performer as Cassie in Lighthouse Youth Theatre’s "A Chorus Line")
(2011 Award Winner as Emily Webb in Lighthouse Youth Theatre’s "Our Town")
(2012 Award Winner as Mayzie LaBird in Westchester Broadway Theatre’s "Seussical")
(2013 Award Winner as Elle Woods in Lighthouse Youth Theatre’s "Legally Blonde")
(2014 Award Winner as Eve in Lighthouse Youth Theatre’s "Children of Eden")



Jasmine Papazian

National Commercial: Jasmine Papazian as the Lead in Surface Go 2018 Holiday Ad: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Remix (2018)
https://www.instagram.com/jasminempapazian/
(2018 Award Nominee as Young Cosette in La Costa Canyon High School’s “Les Miserables”)
(2018 Award Nominee as Young Simba in STAR Repertory Theatre’s “The Lion King Jr.”)



Ashley Park

Broadway & Tony Nominee: Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (2018-19)
World Premiere: Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (2017)
Broadway: Celeste #1/Waitress in Sunday in the Park with George (2017)
Broadway: Tuptim in The King and I (2015-16)
https://www.instagram.com/ashleyparklady/
https://twitter.com/ashleyparklady
(2009 Award Winner as Little Sally in Pioneer Theatre Guild’s “Urinetown”)



Taylor Peckham

Broadway: Associate Music Supervisor of Summer: A Donna Summer Musical (beg. Apr. 23, 2018)
National Tour: Musical Director of Jersey Boys
(2008 Award Winner as Fagin in CYT’s "Oliver")
(2009 Award Winner as Hook in CYT’s "Peter Pan")
(2010 Award Winner for Music Direction for CYT’s "Annie" & "Seussical", Rock Academy’s "Joseph", Temecula’s "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers")



Brittney Peters

Tour: Junie B.Jones in “Junie B. Jones” (2018)
Tour: Alexander in “Alexander Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going To Move” (2017)
https://www.instagram.com/strawberry_britt/
https://twitter.com/strawberry_brit
(2015 Award Winner as Wednesday Addams in Actor's Youth Theatre’s “The Addams Family”)
(2013 Award Winner and Performer as Jan in Red Mountain High School’s “Grease”)
(2012 Award Nominee as Eponine in Actor's Youth Theatre’s “Les Miserables”)



Francesca Reale

Series: Heather in Netflix's “Stranger Things” (July 4, 2019)
Series: Emily in Netflix's “Haters Back Off!” (2016-17)
https://www.instagram.com/franlreale/
https://twitter.com/franlreale
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5590588/
(2012 Award Winner and Performer for Outstanding Youth Choreography at the Hamilton Academy of Music)



Thomas Reasoner

National Tour: Male Ensemble & Che u/s in Evita (2019)
https://www.instagram.com/thomasreasoner_/
(2016 Award Winner as Farquaad in CYT’s "Shrek")
(2016 Award Winner as Orin in University City High’s "Little Shop of Horrors")
(2017 Artist of the Year)
(2018 Award Nominee as Emmett in Young Actors’ Theatre’s "Legally Blonde")



Rachel Redleaf

Film: Mama Cass in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Opens Aug. 9, 2019)
TV: Beth in Netflix's Atypical (2017-19)
https://www.instagram.com/rachelredleaf/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6637304/
http://rachelredleaf.com/
(2011 Award Winner as LeFou in Desert Stages Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast”)
(2012 Award Winner as Wicked Witch in Desert Stages Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz”)
(2013 Award Winner as Ursula in Desert Stages Theatre’s “The Little Mermaid”)
(2014 Artist of the Year)
(2018 University Arts Award Winner as Mrs. Lovett in Chapman University's “Sweeney Todd”)



Jill Renner

TV: Uniformed Officer on FOX's STAR (Nov. 14, 2018)
https://www.instagram.com/jilljillyjilljill/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4397673/
https://www.jillrenner.com/
(2008 Award Winner as Mrs. Meers in Carlsbad High School’s "Thoroughly Modern Millie")



Angourie Rice

Film: Betty in Spiderman: Far From Home (Opens July 5, 2019)
Film: Lisa in Ladies in Black (Opens in Austrlia Sep. 20, 2018)
Film: Rhiannon in Every Day (Opened Feb. 23, 2018)
Film: Amy in The Beguiled directed by Sofia Coppola (Opened June 30, 2017)
w/Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, & Emma Howard
https://www.instagram.com/angourierice/
https://twitter.com/angourierice
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3886028/
(2017 Award Winner as Holly March in "The Nice Guys")



Zeno Robinson

TV: Cyborg/Victor Stone in DC Universe’s Young Justice: Outsiders (2019)
TV: Carter Brown and Threeno on Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek (2018)
https://www.instagram.com/childish_gamzeno/
https://twitter.com/Zee_Know52
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2993170/
(2011 Award Winner as Marley in Hamilton Academy’s “Marley’s Ghost”)



Elizabeth Sams

Opens for Nancy Wilson of Heart on Dec. 7, 2018
Opened for Wilson Phillips in Beverly Hills on Feb. 2, 2018
Opened for Air Supply in Los Angeles on Oct. 1, 2016
https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth_sams/
https://twitter.com/elizabethsamss
(2016 Award Winner and Performer as Leading Player in Oaks Christian School’s “Pippin”)
(2017 Award Winner and Performer as Ella in "Cinderella" at Oaks Christian School)
(2017 Award Winner as Mrs. Bumbrake in "Peter and the Starcatcher" at Oaks Christian School)



Kyle Selig

Broadway: Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls (2018-19)
World Premiere: Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls (2017)
Regional: Homer Hickam in The Old Globe’s world premiere of October Sky
Broadway: Elder Price in Book of Mormon (2016)
https://www.instagram.com/kaselig/
https://twitter.com/kyleaselig
(2010 Award Winner as Don Lockwood in Academy for the Performing Arts’ “Singin’ in the Rain”)



Emily Skeggs

TV Movie: Esme in Lifetime's Love You to Death (Jan. 26, 2019)
Film: Erin in The Miseducation of Cameron Post (premiered Aug. 3, 2018)
TV: Young Roma Guy in When We Rise Miniseries (2017)
Broadway/Tony Nominee: Medium Alison in Fun Home (2015-16)
https://www.instagram.com/edskeggs/
https://twitter.com/EDSkeggs
http://www.emilyskeggs.com/
(2008 Award Winner as Oolie/Donna in LaGuardia’s “City of Angels”)



Kim Steele

Broadway: Swing; u/s Disco Donna in Summer: A Donna Summer Musical (2018)
Off-Broadway: Ensemble in Jerry Springer - The Opera (2018)
National Tour: Ensemble in Motown the Musical (2017)
https://twitter.com/tweetsof_steele 
(2009 Award Winner and Performer as Dorothy in El Camino High School’s “The Wiz”)



Timyra-Joi
https://www.instagram.com/timyrajoiofficial/
Vegas: Juliet in BAZ – A Musical Mash-up at The Palazzo (2016-18)
(2011 Award Winner as Rose in ACT-San Diego’s "Bye Bye Birdie")



Victoria Truscott

Film: Gina in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Opens Aug. 9, 2019)
http://victoriatruscott.com/
https://www.instagram.com/trextruscott/
https://twitter.com/vickytruscott
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3338255/
(2006 Award Winner as Abigail Williams in OnStage Playhouse’s "The Crucible")



Ryan Vasquez

Broadway: Ensemble, Alexander Hamilton/Aaron Burr u/s in Hamilton (2018-19)
National Tour: James Reynolds in First National Tour of Hamilton (2017-18)
http://www.ryanvasqueznyc.com/
https://www.instagram.com/itsryanvasquez/
https://twitter.com/itsryanvasquez
(2008 Award Winner as Jekyll/Hyde in CMT-San Jose’s "Jekyll & Hyde")



Izabela Vidovic

TV: Isobel in “iZombie: Season Four” Episodes 8-11 (2018)
Film: Via Pullman (daughter of Julia Roberts) in “Wonder” (Opens Nov. 17, 2017)
TV: Taylor in “The Fosters” (2015-18)
https://www.instagram.com/izabelavidovic/
https://twitter.com/IzabelaVidovic
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4207679/
(2013 Award Winner as Olivia Mead in “Christmas Angel”)
(2014 Award Winner as Maddy Broker in “Homefront”)



Antonia Vivino

Disney California Adventure Park: Young Anna/Elsa in Frozen - Live at the Hyperion (2018-19)
National Tour: Ensemble in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Nov. 11 - Dec. 23, 2017)
https://www.instagram.com/antoniavivino/
(2015 Award Winner as Lucy in PANIC! Productions' “13”)
(2017 Artist of the Year and Performer)



Rebecca Simpson Wallack

Tour: Emilia in Emilia and the Heart of the Amazon (2018-19)
https://www.instagram.com/rsdubs/
(2011 Award Winner & Performer as Peter Pan in Westchester Broadway Theatre’s "Peter Pan")
(2012 Award Winner & Performer as Mary Jane Wilkes in Westchester Broadway Theatre’s "Big River")
(2013 Artist of the Year & Performer)
(2014 Award Winner & Performer as Mama in Lighthouse Youth Theatre’s "Children of Eden")



Megan West

Series: Brittany in Queen America on Facebook Watch w/Catherine Zeta-Jones (Beg. Nov. 18, 2018)
TV: Recurring role as Taylor Kelly on 9-1-1 (Beg. Oct 22, 2018)
Film: Jaclyn in The Eyes (Opened April 7, 2017)
TV: Guest Role of Heather in “This Is Us” (2016)
https://www.instagram.com/themeganwest/
https://twitter.com/theMeganWest
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6001174/
(2009 Award Winner as Lois/Bianca in Houston School of Performing and Visual Arts's “Kiss Me, Kate”)



Jill-Christine Wiley

National Tour: Maria in The Sound of Music (2017-18)
https://www.instagram.com/jilljcw/
https://twitter.com/JillCWiley
http://www.jill-christinewiley.com/
(2011 Award Winner and soloist as Marian Paroo in Penn Manor's “The Music Man”)



Zoe Wilson

Off-Broadway World Premiere: Casey in Eco Village (Jan. 15 - Feb. 16, 2019)
Off-Broadway World Premiere: Leni in The Pill – A Family Memoir at La Mama (Jan. 25 - Feb. 4, 2018)
https://www.instagram.com/zoeferdie/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6915279/
http://www.facebook.com/zoefernandawilson/
(2012 Award Winner and Performer as Sarah Brown in Riverdale Rising Stars’ "Guys and Dolls")
(2013 Award Winner and Performer as Princess Winnifred in Riverdale Rising Stars’ "Once Upon a Mattress")
(2014 Award Winner and Performer as Bunny in Riverdale’s Rising Stars’ "Babes in Arms")



Alexis Louise Young

National Tour: "RENT" 20th Anniversary Tour (2016-2018)
https://www.instagram.com/mslexilouyou/
https://twitter.com/mslexilouyou
(2011 Award Nominee as Maria in Classical Academy’s “West Side Story”) 
(2012 Award Winner and Soloist as Dorothy in Carlsbad Community Theatre’s “The Wiz”)

  

 

 

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~ Active Actors ~

Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck in
Dear Evan Hansen at First National Tour

~ 9/25/2018 to 9/8/2019 ~


Savoy Graca as Rachel / Florida Woman in
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Spotlight Youth Theatre
in Glendale, AZ
~ 1/11/2019 to 1/27/2019 ~


Alixandra Giordano as Naomi in
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Spotlight Youth Theatre
in Glendale, AZ
~ 1/11/2019 to 1/27/2019 ~


Ross Nemeth as Chip Tolentino in
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Desert Stages Theatre
in Scottsdale, AZ
~ 1/19/2019 to 2/10/2019 ~


Jessie Jo Pauley as Swing in
Jersey Boys at The Phoenix Theatre Company
in Phoenix, AZ
~ 1/25/2019 to 3/10/2019 ~


Jessie Jo Pauley as Audrey Hepburn in
Lunch at Audrey’s at The Phoenix Theatre Company
in Phoenix, AZ
~ 1/25/2019 to 1/26/2019 ~


Rebecca Galcik as Marlene in
Top Girls at University of Arizona
in Tucson, AZ
~ 2/3/2019 to 2/24/2019 ~


Kyleigh Bakker as Girl (Lead) in
Stronger By This atWorldwide Women’s Film Festival
in Phoenix, AZ
~ 2/8/2019 to 2/8/2019 ~


Reese Taylor as Mother Time/Dance Captain in
Tuck Everlasting: The Musical at CYT-San Diego
in Escondido, CA
~ 3/1/2019 to 3/9/2019 ~


Alixandra Giordano as Player in
Pippin at Scottsdale Community College
in Scottsdale, AZ
~ 4/4/2019 to 4/13/2019 ~