A Chorus Line
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One of the most prolific American musicals ever created, A Chorus Line is the groundbreaking musical that set a new standard for Broadway. Winner of 9 TONY Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it remains relevant, provocative and explosively entertaining. A brilliant fusion of song, dance, and compelling drama, A Chorus Line is internationally recognized as a classic, and one of the greatest musicals of all time.
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Angel Z Duong
Angel Z. Duong is currently the CEO & Creative Director at AZD Collective where she is a professional performing artist and model. She is a premier dancer with Kansas City’s Empire Dance Company and internationally performs with Quixotic. She has worked with Amazon Prime, NFL Network, H&M Fashion, Boost Mobile, Bad Boy Mowerparts, Professional Bull Riding Association, Kansas City Fashion Week, Heartland International, as well as many more. Additionally, Angel is signed with Next Paige, a Kansas City-based talent and modeling agency.
Camille Jett is a senior musical theatre major at Missouri State University. Regional credits include Silly Girl #1 in Beauty and the Beast (Dallas Children’s Theater), Sheila in Crazy For You, and Charity/Dance Captain in Anything Goes (Tent Theatre). camillejett.com
K.C. Debut. New York: Bobby, u/s Emcee* in Cabaret, NY Premier of Flashdance (Gateway Playhouse.) Regional: Singin’ in the Rain with Dir/ Choreo, Spencer Liff (McCoy/Rigby.) Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (SDMT.) Noah Claypole in Oliver ! (MTW) Riff in West Side Story, (Candlelight Pavilion.) Phil Davis In White Christmas (Sierra Rep.) Ren in Footloose (GlendaleCT.)Lucky in Dames At Sea,(42nd StreetMoon.)Smudge in Plaid Tidings (Welk Resort.) Wally/ Doucet in Animal Crackers (Cygnet.)
Cortez Emerson is happy to be joining Musical Theatre Heritage for their shows this season! Growing up in Hannibal, MO has really shaped his identity when it comes to the arts. Graduating from Millikin University in the middle of the pandemic has also made a huge impact on his love for the arts! He is ecstatic to be joining his thespian friends once more on stage with a company that has been doing so many great things here in the Kansas City community. In his free time you can catch him managing events here at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant on the plaza. His love for community and creating has really helped him blossom in his short time here in Kansas City!
Johnny Dinh Phan
Johnny Dinh Phan: “White Christmas”, “Newsies”, “The Music Man” (SM Theatre in the Park). “Cabaret” and “Head Over Heels” (KU Theatre). “White Christmas” (MTKC Pro). “The Underground” (Störling Dance Theater). “The Bridges of Madison County” (Smet Theatrics).
Jule Pope – MTH: Cabaret (Sally Bowels), Local: Starlight; Legally Blonde. New Theatre; Mamma Mia, Chicago. Other: Evil Dead (National Tour), TokyoDisney Sea, Hong Kong Disneyland. Regional: Theatre at the Center; Nice Work If You Can Get It (Eileen Evergreen), Beverly Hillbillies-The Musical (Elly May Clampett), The Marriott, Drury Lane, Mason St. Warehouse, Cape Fear Regional Theatre; Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Summer Repertory Theatre; Hairspray (Amber VonTussle). Feature Film: Earlybird & Nelly Don; The Movie Musical (Nell Donnelly Reed). Also, numerous commercials and voiceover work for national and local brands & a vocalist for KC party band, Lost Wax. Infinite thanks to everyone involved at Music Theatre Heritage, the volunteers, audiences, my family, Empire Dance, Moxie Talent, and David. www.juliepope.me
Madoka Koguchi – US/International Credits: Miss Saigon National Tour (Gigi u/s), KC Starlight’s Legally Blonde(Ensemble), Busch Gardens, Diggin’ The Decades (Canada), Rent (Japan), A Chorus Line (Japan).
MaryAnn Traxler recent performance credits include: Legally Blonde at KC Starlight Theatre (Ensemble U/S Elle), Freaky Friday at The New Theatre (Monica), Carnival Cruise Line, RWS Entertainment Group, Kinky Boots at The White Theatre (Lauren), The Sparkletones (Danette), and American Idol Season 14. Love to Robb & Wolfe.
McKenna Harvey is thrilled to be making her MTH show debut! A few of her recent credits are Reno in Anything Goes (Tent Theatre), Sally in A Charlie Brown Christmas (The Coterie), Melpomene in Xanadu (Tent Theatre), and Val in A Chorus Line (Missouri State University). She would like to thank her family, friends, and fiancé for all their love and support.
Megan Secrest is thrilled to be making her debut at MTH! Some of her previous credits include Anything Goes at Wichita State, Grease at Starlight, Cinderella at Theatre in the Park, A Crown Holiday Spectacular at Crown Uptown, and Two Gentlemen Of Verona at Roxy’s. Megan has a BFA in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Dance from Wichita State.
NATALIE CARRERA – Shelby/Ensemble in The Prom, Vicky u/s Diana, Val, Judy in A Chorus Line (The Phoenix Theatre Company), Oz/Dance Captain in We Will Rock You, Ensemble/Dance Captain in Disaster! (Circa ‘21), Rita in White Christmas (MTKC Pro), Maria Huerta in Saturday Night Fever (Dutch Apple, Circa ‘21), Yolanda in In The Heights, Ensemble in Escape to Margaritaville, Ensemble in Holly Jolly Christmas (Broadway Palm).
Nathan Darrow (Zach) MTH: Debut. Off-Broadway: Summer and Smoke (CSC / Transport Group). International: Richard III (Old Vic / World Tour / BAM). Regional: Richard II (Luna Stage); Dial M for Murder (Old Globe); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, To Kill a Mockingbird (KC Rep); A Number (People’s Light); Hamlet, Henry V (HASF); Five Mile Lake (McCarter); Ajax (ART); Death of a Salesman (Weston Playhouse); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (KCAT); The Little Dog Laughed (Unicorn); Much Ado About Nothing (Berkeley Rep). Film/ Television: House of Cards; Billions; Gotham; The Wizard of Lies; Preacher; Rectify; Godless; Bull; Blue Bloods; Blindspot; The Blacklist; Quantico; F.B.I.; Law & Order. Training: University of Evansville; NYU; The Public Theater Shakespeare Lab; The Actors Center – Company Member.
Sydnee who is playing Judy Turner is a professional dancer, choreographer, model, actor and singer who has performed in shows such as MTH’s Cabaret, Blame it on the Boogie, and Music of the Nights. Quixotic’s Terra Luna, Dark Forest, Whiskey Dynamite, and more. Worked with That’s Entertainment KC for live performances, and shows. Danced in Tech Nine Music Videos, Boost Mobile commercials, live with Zava, Victoria DePaula, and many more artists.
Thomas Blake Hogan
MTH Debut! Cruise/Regional: Disney Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Arrow Rock Lyceum (MO), Maples Repertory (MO), Theatre by the Sea (RI), Fireside Theatre (WI), Palace Theatre (NH), Wagon Wheel Theatre (IN), Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre (PA). Favorite roles: Riff-Raff (Rocky Horror), Barnaby (Hello Dolly), Chip (…Spelling Bee)
TONY PULFORD MTH credits: The Man of La Mancha, In The Heights, The Who’s Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar. Other acting credits include: Sister Act, and MAMMA MIA at New Theatre Restaurant. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Tomás and the Library Lady, The Miracle Worker, and The Cat in the Hat. Evita at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, West Side Story at Spinning Tree Theatre and with the KC Lyric Opera. A Soldier’s Play at The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City.
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Weston Thomas (Bobby) is delighted to be returning to the MTH stage for this iconic musical! Originally from the Springfield, MO area, Weston has been involved in theatre across the KC metro area of the past 6 years. MTH: Funny Girl, Spectacular Christmas Show 2021. Other Select Credits: Legally Blonde (Starlight); The Prom, Elf (MTKC Pro); Crazy For You (Tent Theatre); Freaky Friday, SpongeBob, Something Rotten, Newsies, Seussical, Matilda, Annie, Mamma Mia (Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park); Something Rotten, Newsies (The White Theatre). @Weston_Thomas
Regional credits include: Dreamgirls (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe), American Idiot and Footloose (American Stage Theatre Company) A Chorus Line (Laguna Playhouse, Saint Louis MUNY), Saturday Night Fever (Laguna Playhouse), Kinky Boots (Suncoast Broadway), The Little Mermaid (Saint Louis MUNY), and The Lost Girl (Winter Park Playhouse Florida Festival of New Musicals).
is a KC based pianist and musical theatre coach. He recently received his Master’s degree in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Recent credits: Secret Garden, Titanic, Jump and Jive (MTH), Ordinary Days (Krannert Center for the Performing Arts), Mamma Mia! (Central Illinois Stage Co.), and Gianni Schicchi (Eastern Illinois University).
Recent MTH: Bubbles & Broadway Gala and two shows in the increasingly popular Ruby Room series. Select Regional: Starlight Theatre (most recently Legally Blonde), KC Rep, KCKCC, Unicorn Theatre, The Coterie, The New Theatre, Jewish Community Center, Eventology LLC, KC Symphony and Pops, Worlds of Fun, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church and The Tom Jacobs Ensemble. Other: orchestrations and arrangements for various entities including MTH. Previous: road stints with the Broadway Tour of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby and the National Tour of CATS.
has been playing the double bass for over 20 years. As a performer, she regularly performs with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and the KC Symphony. She is also a founding member of Mind on Fire, a contemporary music collective in Baltimore. As an educator, Kassie maintains an active private teaching studio. She received her Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory, both with a focus on double bass performance. Outside of music, you can find Kassie baking, enjoying time with her family, or helping others at KC Cannabis.
Saxophonist, composer, and educator, Pete Fucinaro, is based in KC. Pete attended UMKC where he earned a M.A. in saxophone performance. Before that, he earned his undergraduate in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. In 2020, Pete was a semifinalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance jazz saxophone championship. In 2021, Pete recorded a record entitled V1 with a co-led group called Vector Field. In 2023, Pete participated in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program in Washington, DC. At this program, Pete performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center as well as the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, VT. Pete can be heard playing with his own group, as a sideman, and touring with his group and other projects.
Since arriving in 2009, Brett Jackson has been establishing himself as a first-call woodwind artist in the flourishing KC music scene. In addition to performances at Starlight Theater, Kansas City Music Hall, MTH, KC Rep and New Theater, he also performs with The Freedom Affair, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, Marcus Lewis Big Band, The Project H, Vine Street Rumble and The KC Jazz Orchestra. Jackson teaches woodwinds at KCKCC, Harmony Project KC and Village Music Academy. More information on Brett can be found at www.brettjacksonmusic.com
is a freelance trumpeter and music educator based in KC. She has performed in national tours and presented educational chamber music clinics and recitals throughout the Midwest and New Mexico. Saylor can be heard performing with Opera on the River, the Dubuque Symphony, The Crossroad Sound, Lost Wax, and the KC Kumbiamberos. She was the co-founder of the Tallgrass Brass Band and Motherlode funk band. She is the former principal solo cornetist of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band. Past credits: Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale and Brass, the Quincy Symphony, NM Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, the Iowa Brass Quintet, Brass Transit Authority, and Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx.
is a top call trombonist, improviser, composer, and educator in the greater KC area. As a musician, Brian is regularly booked as a bandleader for his quintet and a sideman and sub for many local and touring ensembles, in jazz and other genres. Moreover, Brian is a veteran musician of musical theatre, having performed for more than 50 productions. Recent credits: Hadestown (KC Music Hall – Sub Appearances), Menopause: The Musical, The King in Concert (New Theatre). Brian is an endorsing artist for Kühnl & Hoyer trombones. Follow online: @brianscarboroughmusic. brianscarboroughmusic.com