Samantha BajoneroT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Samantha Bajonero (Chorus/First Nighter) has been acting since she was 3 when she starred as Molly in her first musical, ANNIE. Recent credits include: BUDDY, ENRON MACHINAL, MY FAIR LADY, and SCROOGE. Bajonero is devoted to acting, singing, and dancing, and would like to one day be on Broadway. Samantha would like to thank her parents, directors, and instructors for teaching her more than just the technique.

Jacob BitterM/F/Sat-3


 

Jacob Bitter (Phantom/Erik) is honored and elated to be in Artisan’s production of PHANTOM. He was absent from the theater world for nearly 15 years, and was only recently able to return to play Von Hussler in Artisan’s production of MARY POPPINS. He is especially grateful for his wife, children, the director, John Wilkerson, everyone in the cast and tech crew, and his voice teacher, Sonny Rios, for making this adventure possible.

Maggie BossaliniM/F/Sat-3


 

Maggie Bossalini (Fleure) is super excited and humble to be performing in her last show here at Artisan. She was last seen on Artisan’s stage as Eleanor in STATE FAIR, but is more commonly seen on stage at school through plays and musicals. She is a senior in high school and hopes to be pursuing this theater career the rest of her life. She would like to thank her family, voice teacher, Margaret Wilkerson, the director, John, and all the beautiful helpers that made this show possible.

Sarah BoydM/F/Sat-3


 

Sarah Grace Boyd (Opera Diva 1/First Nighter) is delighted to be in the cast of PHANTOM! Recent Artisan performances include STATE FAIR, MY FAIR LADY, and CITY OF STARS. She has also been seen in ZOMBIE PROM, INTO THE WOODS, (The Baker's Wife), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Lady Larken), and LITTLE WOMEN (Jo March). Outside of theatre, Sarah attends UNT College of Music, sings in her church choir, writes music, and spends lots of time with her dogs. She would like to thank her family for their never-ending support and all of the directors at the Artisan for believing in her.

Kevin CarterM/F/Sat-3


 

Kevin Carter (Jean-Claude-Stage Manager/Joseph Buquet) is excited to return to the Artisan stage with this amazing cast and crew. He has previously performed with the Spartanburg Repertory Opera in THE MERRY WIDOW and as the Usher in TRIAL BY JURY. Locally, he played Hawking Clam in ONSTAGE in Bedford’s production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Most recently, he played George Banks in MARY POPPINS, here at Artisan. He would like to thank his wife for all her love and support.

Noel ClarkT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Noël Clark (Carlotta) feels so blessed to perform in PHANTOM under the direction of John Wilkerson! In a previous life, she was an Opera Apprentice with the Knoxville Opera Company and University of Tennessee, where she earned her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. Some past performances were THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Cherubino), THE DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES (Blanche), THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Flora), ALBERT HERRING (Emmie) and THE FANTASTICKS (Luisa). Once married, she redirected her focus to family and teaching. She is a proud mother of 5 children (who have performed on the Artisan stages as well). Now she serves as the Music Director for Artisan Children's Theater and is the Private Voice and Piano teacher and a Musical Theater Instructor for Artisan Academy. She is ecstatic for the honor to be able to return to the stage, thanks to Artisan! You may have recently seen her in THE PIRATE QUEEN (Evleen) and SCROOGE (Mrs. Cratchit). Ginormous thanks go to husband and grandparents for constant support, and providing transportation and food to the children while she's at the theater!

Kirk CorleyM/F/Sat-3


 

Kirk Corley (Inspector LaDoux) is a frequent visitor to the Artisan stage, last seen as Joey in SISTER ACT, has also played a Pirate in THE PIRATE QUEEN, the black-clad Citizen Chauvelin in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, the German Professor Bhaer in LITTLE WOMEN, Uncle Stanley in SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, Ham in THE ARK, Spirit of Christmas Present in SCROOGE, and Sir Dinadan in CAMELOT. At other theaters he played Archibald Craven in THE SECRET GARDEN, Thuy in MISS SAIGON and Adam/Noah in CHILDREN OF EDEN. For 18 seasons he could be found bearded and robed on the stages of THE PROMISE both in Glen Rose, TX and Branson, MO.

Piper DanielM/F/Sat-3


 

Piper Daniel (Ballerina 1/Ensemble) has been performing at the Artisan since she was 7 years old and is thrilled to be working under the direction of John Wilkerson again. She is delighted to meet new talented friends and get to share the stage once again with others (Jacob, etc.). God blessed her with a graceful spirit and presence and is glad to share that in this particularly fitting role and beautiful choreography. Love you, Mom and LM²NCP² gals.

Michelle DulinM/F/Sat-3


 

Michelle Dulin (Belladova/Ballet Dancer 1/Ensemble) is 17 years old and this is her second performance with Artisan. She has been a member with Young Actors Guild for 5 years. Michelle did film work from age 4–10 years old. She has done musical theatre since she was 12 years old and has been dancing for 12 years with Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory. Some of Michelle's favorite roles in past shows is Swanhilda in COPPELIA, Alice in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and Tinkerbell in PETER PAN.

Julina DurlingM/F/Sat-3


 

Julina Durling (Florence) is delighted to be returning to the Artisan stage. Previous favorite roles include Barmaid/Servant in Artisan's MY FAIR LADY and Ensemble in Christ Chapel Bible Church's production of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. When she isn't performing, Julina enjoys painting, organizing, and watching Netflix. She gives all the glory to God, and thanks Him and John Wilkerson for this amazing opportunity. She sends one last heartfelt thank you to her family, for loving and pulling her through a very difficult year. Per Dei gratiam, credo vos

Chris EdwardsM/F/Sat-3


 

Christopher Edwards (The Count DeChandon-Phillipe) is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance. Past favorite roles have been Robert in COMPANY (Lakeside Community Theatre), Anatoly Sergievsky in CHESS (OhLook), Hannah in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (ONSTAGE in Bedford), and Stew Pot in SOUTH PACIFIC (Garland Summer Musicals). Chris would like to thank his friends and family for their support and for having faith!

Bethany FeldmanM/F/Sat-3


 

Bethany Feldman (Opera Diva/First Nighter) had the first taste of musical theatre in high school, performing in HELLO DOLLY and GREASE. She continued singing in choir during college. Last year was her first time back on stage and first time with Artisan Theater as Mrs. Merkle and a Reporter in BYE BYE BIRDIE.

Connie GeorgeT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Connie George (Opera Diva 2) is happy to be playing in her 7th production at Artisan Center Theater. You may recognize her as Sister Robert Ann from Artisan's 2017 production of NUNSENSE, or her most recent role as Meg in SHILOH RULES at ONSTAGE in Bedford. Connie wants to thank her patient husband and 4 beautiful girls for sharing her with the theatre, and most importantly God, whom without none of this would be possible.

Emily GordonT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Emily Gordon (Fleure) is a junior at Texas Wesleyan University, majoring in Liberal Studies. She was previously seen onstage in Artisan Center Theater's production of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS. Local credits include RENT (Ensemble) at Theatre Wesleyan, URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL (Ensemble) at Theatre Wesleyan, and The Column Awards. Emily is a recipient of the Dean's List Award at Texas Wesleyan. She is so excited to be a part of her second production at Artisan Center Theater, and excited to do what she loves!

Shawna GravesM/F/Sat-3


 

Shawna DeeAnn Graves (Chorus/First Nighter) started singing and playing piano when she was a child for church and local choirs. She was raised in a small town in Arizona and listened to Country music with her dad. She started writing music at a young age, but took it up again after her 4 children were all grown. She has a music album called ''Someone's Needed'' out in digital stores. Shawna has performed vocal solos at the University of North Texas, and the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. She has sung in various local Dallas dance bands. She graduated from Actors, Models and Talent for Christ and studied Music Education at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches and conducts music at a local Dallas Church. She co-owns a non-profit Organization, “Service Mentors” and raises money for an Orphanage in Guatemala by hosting concerts.

Michael HastyM/F/Sat-3


 

Michael Hasty (Opera Tenor/Waiter) is excited to be doing his 5th performance at the Artisan this year, and his 7th musical! This year he has played Soldier/Lorde/Pirate in THE PIRATE QUEEN, Northbrook/Policeman in MARY POPPINS, Feuilly/Brujon/Convict in LES MISERABLES, and Joey in SISTER ACT. He was in Gateway Church's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF last summer, and his first Artisan production and first musical was GUYS AND DOLLS in 2015, also directed by John Wilkerson. He is thrilled to be working with director and Broadway veteran, John Wilkerson, once again, and is honored to be part of such an incredible cast! He would like to thank his friends and family for the continued encouragement and support, and God for the talents that he has blessed him with. He hopes you enjoy the performance!

Katy HillT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Katy Hill (Opera Diva/First Nighter) is thrilled to be returning to PHANTOM. She has most recently been seen as Vi Petty in BUDDY (Artisan) and as a Dancer in the CITY OF STARS dance showcase. Some of her favorite roles in North Texas have been Mrs. Pearce in MY FAIR LADY (Artisan), Sandra in ALL SHOOK UP (Artisan), and Sandra in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (Theatre of North Texas). She would like to thank her family and friends for their support, and her cats for forgiving her for being gone to rehearsals and performances so much.

Reid HortonM/F/Sat-3


 

Reid Horton (Cholet) is excited to be returning to the Artisan stage as part of the cast of PHANTOM. He recently appeared as Caractacus Potts in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and Edward Bloom in BIG FISH. Other acting credits include, GEORGE M!, INTO THE WOODS, and Raleigh, North Carolina's critically acclaimed A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Reid is the NextGen Pastor and Worship Pastor at Harvest Church in Watauga. He would like to thank his wife, Melissa, and kids, Mackenzie, Blake, and Noah, for their support. 143!

Jessica HuffmanT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Jessica Huffman (Chorus/First Nighter) was born in California and has moved around all her life to places such as, Arizona, Germany, and Texas. Throughout all the moving, music has always been her way to cope. She plays tennis competitively and has been in choir for as long as she can remember. Musicals are her safe place to go.

Gay HunterM/F/Sat-3


 

Gay Hunter (Chorus/First Nighter) is excited to be in PHANTOM as her first Artisan production. She thanks God for prompting her to take acting and voice lessons to prove that a more mature person can improve her skills. She thanks God for Roseanna Rizzo (acting) for being patient, supportive and demanding of her over the past few years. Gay has a Bachelors of Music Education degree (voice) from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor for MHMR of Tarrant County at the Homeless Clinic. She thanks John Wilkerson for this opportunity to live out a dream.

Jake JonesM/F/Sat-3


 

Jake Jones (Young Erik/Chorus) loves to perform and sharing this role with his brother is lots of fun. He loves calling Artisan his first home, and hopes to again call a Broadway stage his home for years to come. He loves his cast and Mr. John. Thanks for coming! Jake Jones (@jakeonstage)

Jimmy JonesT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Jimmy Jones (Young Erik/Chorus) loves this show. Sharing the role with his brother is fun and he loves seeing who can tell them apart daily. He wants to thank you for coming to see the show and for his cast family and everyone at Artisan. Jimmy Jones (@jimmyonstage)

Madison JonesT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Madison Jones (Chorus/First Nighter) has been waiting for this show for over a year!! Her favorite when last year's shows were announced, she is so happy to get to be a part of the cast and also the crew on the other nights. Performing is her favorite thing and she loves her Artisan family!!

Heather KrebelT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Heather Krebel (Ballerina 1/Ensemble) is overjoyed to be a part of PHANTOM. You may have seen her recently in LES MISERABLES at Artisan Center Theater as Factory Girl #5. Some other shows Heather has been in are CITY OF STARS Dance Showcase, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, MY FAIR LADY, STATE FAIR, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, THE MOUSETRAP, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Thank you Mom and Dad for allowing me to pursue this! I know I can be a handful!

Seth MayM/F/Sat-3


 

Seth May (Young Carrière/Waiter/Policeman) is currently a full-time Home inspector and part-time student at UT Arlington, where his current major is in Biochemistry. His most memorable roles in musical theater include Von Hussler in MARY POPPINS, Scrooge's Nephew in SCROOGE THE MUSICAL, and Benjamin in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.

Spencer McCoyT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Spencer McCoy (The Count DeChandon-Phillipe) started theater in a drama group at the age of 7 and then joined community theater at age 11. In middle school and high school, he took voice lessons from two different instructors and performed in FOOTLOOSE, WIZARD OF OZ, OKLAHOMA, THE CHRISTMAS CAROL, CIVIL WAR, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PHANTOM, and JANE EYRE.

Sirie McCoyT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Sirie McCoy (Belladova/Ballet Dancer 1/Ensemble) was in two musical productions in high school and has been in countless dance performances. She graduated as a Dance Major, focusing on World Dance, from Brigham Young University, and was privileged to travel with the International Folk Dance Ensemble to Spain and Croatia. She is excited to be putting on the pointe shoes again after 10 years. She is also thrilled to finally be in a production with her husband, Spencer, especially since she is expecting their first child!

Rachel MedinaM/F/Sat-3


 

Rachel Medina (Chorus/First Nighter) is making her Artisan mainstage debut. Previous favorite roles however include a Narrator in Artisan's 101 DALMATIANS and Aunt Polly in The ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER at her school, Covenant Christian Academy. She'd like to thank her crazy, supportive family and her wonderfully weird friends for pushing her to be her best in theater and in life.

Alyssa MeekinsT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Alyssa Meekins (First Nighter/Chorus) is excited to do her fourth show on the Main Stage! Her previous roles include Mrs. Potts in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR., Ensemble in MY FAIR LADY,  and Bird Woman in MARY POPPINS. She would like to thank her parents for their support and chauffeur service, and her best friends for their encouragement.

Bree MercerM/F/Sat-3


 

Bree Mercer (Christine Daaé) is a soprano who graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor's in Music and Vocal Performance. While focusing on classical singing in high school and college, Bree has always had a profound love for music theatre and performing. In high school, Bree played Kim in BYE BYE BIRDIE, and in college she performed as Susanna and Amahl—two of her title operatic roles with ACU Operal. After graduating, Bree played Maria in SOUND OF MUSIC with a community theatre in the Abilene area. Bree is now a private voice instructor for Birdville and Northwest ISD and lives with her husband, Max, in Fort Worth.

Jeannie MillerT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Jeannie Miller (Christine Daaé) made her debut at Artisan this summer as Mary Poppins, and is excited to be back again as Christine Daaé in PHANTOM! Jeannie is a young, classical soprano pursuing a vocal performance degree at TCU, and has won several competitions, including the Classical Singer Competition, Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition, NATS, and the National YoungArts Foundation. She has also played the roles of Mother in Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS, Gretel in Humperdinck’s HANSEL AND GRETEL, and Laurie Moss in Copland’s THE TENDER LAND, as well as solos in Handel’s MESSIAH, Saint-Sean’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, and Nelson and Farrell’s SAVIOUR. To read more about Jeannie and to hear her past performances, visit her website http://jeannie-miller.com. She would like to thank her family for all their support, her voice teacher, David Brock, for his excellent instruction and encouragement, and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for giving her the gift of singing.

Ian NanceM/F/Sat-3


 

Ian Allen Nance (Waiter/Policeman/Chorus) has performed in 30+ Artisan productions including MULAN, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, SCROOGE, BIG FISH, MUSIC MAN, LES MISÉRABLES, and HELLO DOLLY at Weatherford College. His previous performances at Hill School include ALEXANDER and SEUSSICAL. Ian would like to thank Mom and Dad for their love, support and chauffeuring, and knows his mom, Stephanie, and his dad, Norris, are watching from above with pride, and Ms. Brandi, Ms. Roberta, Ms. Margaret and Mr. John, for all things musical, and his biggest fan—Mr. Frank.

Rita NsumbuM/F/Sat-3


 

Mudibu Rita Nsumbu (Carlotta) is happy to be performing in her second show at Artisan Theater Center. She previously starred in as Mrs. Banks in MARY POPPINS. Rita earned her BA in Music from Hardin Simmons University in 2013. Since then, she has performed at Casa Mañana, sang with the Dallas Symphony Chorus for two seasons, and The Irving Chorale for one. Currently, she is a commissioned singer at Royal Lane Baptist Church and gives beginner piano lessons to both children and adults.

Lilli PerssonM/F/Sat-3


 

Lilli Persson (Chorus/First Nighter) is excited to be performing in her second show. Her debut performance was in the LES MISÉRABLES Summer Intensive here at the Artisan. She is a 9th-grade student at Willow Bend Academy in Plano. She would like to thank her friends and family for their unconditional love and support.

Brendon RamseyT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Brendon Ramsey (Waiter/Policeman/Chorus) is excited to be returning to Artisan Center Theater for their production of PHANTOM. He has been seen on stage as Jamie in MY FAIR LADY, the Assistant DECCA Producer/Clearlake MC/Joe Mauldin (briefly) in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, and Death/Ensemble in THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL. He’d like to thank his family for their unending support, and the Wilkersons, for constantly giving him opportunities to grow as an actor and singer.

Mark ScottT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Mark Scott (Cholet) is a regular at Artisan on both the Main Stage and Second Stage. Most recently he has appeared in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, SCROOGE, and BIG FISH on the Main Stage, and in THE TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP on the Second Stage. Mark would like to thank his wife and 2 cats for doing without him during all these rehearsals and shows over the past several weeks. Also, as a Chemistry teacher at Keller Central High School, Mark would like to thank the students and staff at CHS for their support and encouragement.

Wendy Searcy-WoodeM/F/Sat-3


 

Wendy Searcy-Woode (Chorus/First Nighter) made her way back to musical theatre after ten years last year in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG where she played Baroness Bomburst. Her most favorite roles have been Dolly Tate in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ, and Audry 2 in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Her most favorite role is Mom. She has been performing on and off stage in the DFW metroplex for 25 plus years. She loves ALL aspects of theatre. She would like to thank her wonderful loving family for their continued support of her crazy job and hobby.

Madie StelzerT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Madie Stelzer (Flora) is very excited to be performing with this cast of PHANTOM. She has been performing at Artisan for a couple of years. Her favorite roles have been Margy Frake in STATE FAIR and Eponine in LES MISÉRABLES. She is very grateful for yet another opportunity to work with Director John Wilkerson, and would like to thank her friends and family for their support in living her dream.

Jordan ThomasM/F/Sat-3


 

Jordan Thomas (Flora) is excited to be back for her 19th Artisan production. Her favorite credits include Zaneeta in THE MUSIC MAN, Dinah in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, Liza in SEVEN BRIDES...BROTHERS all at Artisan, Lisa (the granddaughter) in THE PROMISE at GLEN ROSE, as well as TRUTHICAL and CHASING LIGHTS with Gateway Performing Arts. Jordan has also recently choreographed productions of BYE BYE BIRDIE and Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA. When not on stage, Jordan loves narrating and producing audiobooks, crafting, and hunting. All glory goes to Jesus Christ!

Rob VealT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Rob Veal (Gérard Carrière) of Highland Village, Texas is pleased to return to the Artisan stage. His first production here was GUYS AND DOLLS in 2015. Rob is a vocalist/worship leader/producer/director/promoter, who recently transitioned to Executive Pastor. He has been comfortable on stage since age 5, but his greatest desire is to help others succeed in giving glory to God. With a degree in Radio/TV/Film and a Master's from Seminary, Mr. Veal is completing his 39th year in local church ministry. Now enjoying his "second half" of life, he was also seen in MARY POPPINS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and in THE TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP. A special thanks to John, for giving him this shot, and to friends and family that give so much support. Zeph. 3:17

Carla WicksT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Carla Wicks (Chorus/First Nighter) is thrilled to be in this production of PHANTOM. She has performed for the past three years on the Main and Second Stages here at Artisan. Most recently, she was Ensemble in SISTER ACT, understudy for Mary Martin of Tours, as well as the show’s costumer. She praises God for many blessings, husband, Ken, for love/support, and daughter, Nicole, for inspiration/encouragement. It is exciting to be once again under the direction of John Wilkerson.

Shafer WilkersonT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Shafer Wilkerson (Phantom/Erik) is pleased to be in his second show with ACT. He has performed in two different casts of STATE FAIR, playing Pat Gilbert, but is primarily a musician with his debut EP having been released in late 2016. He would like to thank his mother, father, and God for the incredible love and support that has been shown throughout his time in the arts.

Josh WilsonT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Josh Wilson (Young Carrière/Waiter/Policeman) is a junior at Crowley High School. He made his Artisan mainstage debut in STATE FAIR as Wayne but he has been performing on Artisan Children’s Theater stage for five years. Some of his favorite Artisan roles have been the Sun King in A MIDSUMMER’S MYSTERY MAGICAL MUSICAL, Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Rapunzel’s Prince in INTO THE WOODS, JR, and Pinocchio in SHREK. Other exciting shows he has enjoyed: BIG RIVER, JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT. He has performed at Plaza Theatre Company, Kids Who Care, and Broadway Kid Starz in NYC. Josh enjoys playing football, singing and dancing. He is thankful for this opportunity and thanks to his amazing family for their support.

Trina WilsonT/Th/Sat-7:30


 

Trina Wilson (Chorus/First Nighter) is a beginner theatre participant. She has played as Tart 3 and Chorus in LES MISÉRABLES, and has had an amazing time participating at Artisan. She would like to thank the staff for the amazing opportunities they've offered and can't wait to continue with the theater.

Anna WindleM/F/Sat-3


 

Anna Windle (Chorus/First Nighter) is thrilled to be part of PHANTOM, her fourth Artisan production. Whether she is holding window frames in THE MIRACLE WORKER, pushing a desk around in MY FAIR LADY, or showing off  the choreography of Amy Jones in City of Stars, Anna is humbled by and grateful to the talented folks at Artisan for the chance to continue sharing the stage with them. She is also grateful to God, her family, and her friends for their constant love and support.

Mark WinterM/F/Sat-3


 

Mark Winter (Gérard Carrière) is thrilled to reprise this same role from Artisan’s 2011 production of PHANTOM. Audiences last saw him in 2016 as Ebenezer Scrooge in SCROOGE THE MUSICAL, one of his favorite roles. Mark is an author, audiobook narrator and evangelist who operates his own traveling drama ministry (www.onemanshow.org). He wants to thank John Wilkerson for being such a superb director and give a shout-out to his wife, Laura, and daughter, Abigail, who love all things PHANTOM!

John WilkersonJohn Wilkerson (Director) is excited to be directing his third Artisan show this year. He has produced and directed dozens of shows including: NUNSENSE, ROMEO AND JULIET, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, HELLO DOLLY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, TAMING OF THE SHREW, STATE FAIR, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, GUYS AND DOLLS, WHITE CHRISTMAS, MY FAIR LADY, LES MISÉRABLES, and BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. As an actor, John has appeared all across the US including: Broadway—starring role in ABBY’S SONG, STATE FAIR with John Davidson and Andrea McArdle, and PETER PAN with Cathy Rigby. National tours: BRIGADOON with John Schneider, MAN OF LA MANCHA with Ed Ames, SOUTH PACIFIC (in which he understudied Robert Goulet and played Emile many times to critical acclaim) and with The 3 Redneck Tenors, who also appeared in Las Vegas and on America’s Got Talent. Off Broadway: BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, NEW MOON, and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (all part of City Center’s Encore Series) and CONFLICT OF INTEREST at The New Federal Theatre. Star of several world pemieres and many regional productions including Frederick in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Daddy Warbucks in ANNIE, Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY, Ben Stone in FOLLIES, Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Father Flanagan in FATHER FLANAGAN’S DREAM, Abel Frake in STATE FAIR, and Emile in Dallas Theatre Center’s nationally acclaimed SOUTH PACIFIC, for which he received a Leon Rabin Award Nomination. John received third place in the Metropolitan Opera Competition and has many opera, operetta, and concert credits including: THE MAGIC FLUTE, SUSANNAH, FLEDERMAUS, THE MERRY WIDOW, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and THE MIKADO. Love to wife, actress Margaret Shafer, sons, Michael and Shafer, daughter, Marcia, grandchildren, Payton, Jackson, and Lily, and godson, James.
Cassondra Plybon-HarbinCassondra Plybon-Harbin (Stage Manager) has been involved in over 60 shows at Artisan, including recent productions of LES MISÉRABLES and CITY OF STARS. In the time she has spent away from the theater she has gone off and gotten married and is enjoying married life, but is also happy to be back with the theater. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Richard GwozdzH. Richard Gwozdz (Resident Music Director) has music directed productions for many years at Artisan. Going back in time in the 8th/9th grade (1972) he played in rock band, Tejano/Rock Band. Management rip-off traded Hammond organ, electric piano, and Moog synthesizer for a sound system and turntables and became a DJ. DJ’d at Forum Ice Rink/Tandy Center Ice Rink; Played the Organ/CD’s at Will Rogers Coliseum/Fort Worth Convention Center for the Fort Worth Texans’ hockey games. Played heavy metal and a hockey game broke out. Enjoy PHANTOM.
Amy JonesAmy Elizabeth Jones (Choreographer) is delighted to be a part of PHANTOM! Amy has been in many Artisan productions including NUPTIALS, 42nd STREET, SEVEN BRIDES, GUYS AND DOLLS, WHITE CHRISTMAS, and BIG FISH, CITY OF STARS: DANCES FROM STAGE AND SCREEN, and was Assistant Director/Choreographer of PIRATE QUEEN. Most recently, Amy was the Choreographer for SISTER ACT. She also loves teaching at The Artisan Academy. Amy thanks her family for their love and support!