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Emily Mechler (OUMT 2011)

Wicked on Broadway

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Emily is performing in Wicked on Broadway as the standby for Glinda. In 2015, she appeared in the Broadway musical The Visit  starring Chita Rivera. Emily made her Broadway debut as an ensemble member in the 2012 revival of Evita, understudying and performing the role of the Mistress. She has been seen with Evita on the Tony Awards, Good Morning America and The View and featured on the New Broadway Cast Recording. Emily appeared opposite of Laura Linney on Showtime's The Big C. Regional: Xanadu (Kira), Curtains (Nikki), Annie (Grace), The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty) at MTWichita, and A Very Merry Pops (Pops Chorale) OKC Phil.



Kristen Beth Williams (OUMT 2003)

Hello, Dolly! revival on Broadway

Kristen Beth Williams

Kristen Beth Williams is currently in the ensemble of the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!  where she also covers the role of Irene Molloy. Kristen was cast as Sibella in the national tour of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. West End: Top Hat (Dale Tremont), B'way: Pippin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes (u/s Reno), Promises, Promises  (u/s Marge MacDougal). Off-B'way: Follies, Face the Music, Applause (Encores). She has worked across the US at Disneyland, Goodspeed Musicals, MTWichita, Paper Mill and Carnegie Hall.



Dorcas Leung (OUMT 2015)

National Tour of Hamilton: An American Musical!

Dorcas Leung

Dorcas Leung is currently performing in the national tour of Hamilton: An American Musical.  She  is in the ensemble and covers the three Schuyler sisters.  Dorcas made her Broadway debut in Miss Saigon as Gigi in 2017. In 2016, Dorcas played Ursula Merkle in Bye Bye Birdie at Goodspeed Musicals. Other regional credits include Dallas Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol; Les Miserables (Cosette); Casa Manana: Miss Saigon; Theatre Three: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Theatre Too: Avenue Q.



Cory Lingner (OUMT 2013)

Carousel revival on Broadway

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Cory Lingner is currently in the Broadway revival of Carousel. In 2017, he was seen on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Cory joined the Broadway company of An American in Paris in 2016. Off Broadway, he played the Jester in the revival of Once Upon A Mattress where he received an Astaire Award nomination. Broadway: On the Town. Regional credits include Sacramento Music Circus: A Chorus Line; MUNY: Grease, Shrek, and Mary Poppins; MTWichita: 9 to 5; Singin' in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Legally Blonde, and HONK!



Mackenzie Warren (OUMT 2010)

CATS revival on Broadway

Mackenzie Warren

Mackenzie Warren played the role of Bombalurina in the Broadway revival of CATS. She was seen in the role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at NY's Forestburgh Playhouse in 2016. National tours: Pippin, Anything Goes (Reno u/s). Regional credits: North Carolina Theatre- Evita, The Producers and Hello, Dolly!;  MTWichita- Camelot (Nimue), The Drowsy Chaperone (Dance Captain), The Producers, Kiss Me Kate, and Miss Saigon; KC Starlight Theatre- The Producers;  Dallas Theatre Center- Bird...Plane...Superman.



Dan Horn (OUMT 2013)

Crazy for You, Dance Captain and Miss Saigon, Broadway

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Dan is serving as dance captain for the current workshop of Crazy For You directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. He performed in the Broadway run of the Miss Saigon revival for over a year. He was in the original casts of Allegience in 2016  and Bullets Over Broadway in 2014. In 2013, he made his Broadway debut in Cinderella.  Regional credits include MTWichita: Spamalot, Les Miserables, Betty Blue Eyes, The King and I, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Fiddler on the Roof, 9 to 5, Singin' in the Rain and HONK!



Adriana Hicks (OUMT 2011)

National Tour, The Color Purple

Adriana Hicks

Adriana Hicks is performing as Celie, in the North American tour of The Color Purple. Prior to the launch of the tour, Adriana was cast in the Broadway production of The Color Purple covering the roles of Celie, Nettie, Squeak, Church Ladies and Olivia. Her international credits include Sister Act (Deloris) and Dirty Dancing with Stage Entertainment in Oberhausen, Germany, and Legally Blonde in Vienna, Austria. Regional credits- Lyric Theatre: Ragtime; Mac-Hayden Theatre: Hairpsray; Casa Manana: Little Shop of Horrors.



Skyler Adams (OUMT 2011)

National Tour, Waitress

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Skyler Adams performed in the national tour of Waitress in 2017-18. In 2011, he originated the title role in the world premiere of The Adventures of Pinocchio at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. National tour: Pippin (u/s Pippin, u/s Louis).  Regional credits include Drury Lane: Next to Normal, Les Miserables; MTWichita: Spamalot, Legally Blonde; Paramount Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, Grease; Lyric Opera of Chicago: Oklahoma!

Jamard Richardson (OUMT 2013)

National Tour, The Book of Mormon

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Jamard Richardson is in the company of The Book of Mormon (Broadway and both National Tours) as a vacation swing. He was in the original Off-Broadway cast of Invisible Thread. Readings: Waitress. Lyric Theatre OK: The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Tarzan (Terk), Xanadu (Terpsicore), A Chorus Line (Tom), Hairspray, Ragtime, Big River and Oliver!

Melissa Steadman Hart (OUMT 2009)

National Tour, An American in Paris

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Melissa performed in the National Tour of An American in Paris as a member of the ensemble and as understudy for Milo and Mme. Baurel. Other credits include the National Tour of Newsies. Regional: Goodspeed Musicals, MTWitchita, Santa Fe Opera, North Carolina Theatre, TUTS, Geva Theatre Center, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and the Omaha Symphony.

Con O'Shea-Creal (OUMT 2008)

National Tour, Something Rotten

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Con O’Shea-Creal was the Dance/Fight Captain as well as Gremio in Kiss Me Kate at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in 2018. Previously he was seen in the national tours of Mary Poppins (Bert) and Something Rotten. Con made his Broadway debut in 2008 with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and returned to Broadway in 2014 with the revival of Side Show. Regional: The Big Bank, New York Musical Theatre Festival; Singin’ in the Rain, Westchester Broadway Theatre; Annie Get Your Gun, Goodspeed Musicals; 42nd Street, Lyric Theatre Oklahoma. Film/TV: Royal Pains and Rebel in the Rye.



Sarah Quinn Taylor (OUMT 2016)

National Tour, Something Rotten

Sarah Quinn Taylor

Sarah made her National Tour debut in the production company of Something Rotten. In 2016, Sarah performed at the MUNY in 42nd Street and Young Frankenstein. Regional credits include Lyric Theatre OK- Les Miserables; Bernice Bobs Her Hair; MTWichita- My Son Pinocchio, Hello, Dolly! and Spamalot.




Madison Pugh (OUMT 2017)

National Tour, Kinky Boots

Madison Pugh

Madison is currently performing in the 2017-18 Kinky Boots National Tour. Regional credits include Theatre Aspen: Annie, Dear Edwina, Mamma Mia!  University Theatre: La Cage Aux Folles; Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery); Hands on a Hardbody (Norma);  Curtains (Carmen Bernstein).



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