(Jean ValJean) Michael returns to the stage after a two-year hiatus. Michael was last seen as Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ESP). Other past roles include The Creature, Frankenstein (TFT); Or-pheus/Midas/Various, Metamorphoses (ESP); Leo Frank, Parade (SMP); Jack/Jesus, Reefer Madness (DS); Roger, RENT (ESP); Oedipus, Oedipus Rex (NCDA); Jesus, Jesus Christ Superstar (SMP); The Wolf/ Cinderella’s Prince, Into the Woods (RMT); Kent/Fool, King Lear (NCDA); and Ben, The Fetish – World Premier (ART).
(Javert) Ward is delighted to make his debut with RCP. Originally from Houston, TX, he received a BFA in Theatre from Auburn University. An accomplished pianist, musical director & composer, Ward is currently the Contemporary Music Director at Floris UMC in Herndon, and tours internationally with his a cappella group, Snowday. Credits include: The Music Man (Floris Players); Give and Take (Lincoln Center); and in Orlando, Florida, She Loves Me (MadCow Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Impact Theatricals); The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre Downtown); The Stone Face (Orlando Shakespeare Festival); and several Orlando parks of the themed variety.
(Fantine) Jen is thrilled to be playing this dream role. Previous favorite roles with RCP include: the title role in the Drowsy Chaperone, Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ida in Honk!, Narrator in Joseph . . . Dreamcoat, Maria in Lend Me a Tenor, and Suzanne in Twilight of the Golds. Jen would like to thank the amazing production team, especially Rick, Andy, Mark, Lee, Kaiti, and Eileen, and the dedicated and talented cast. Special thanks to her Mom and Dad, who first shared their Les Miz experience with her and tolerated the hours she spent listening to their cast recording.
(Little Cosette) Ella, a sixth grader at Frederick County Middle School in Winchester, is thrilled to be revisiting her favorite role after playing Little Cosette in Les Miserables at the Woodstock Playhouse in New York last summer. Other favorite roles include Princess Catherine in One More Night at the Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, Molly in Imagine That!, Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland, River City Kid in The Music Man and Shirley Temple in Michael Berkeley’s Divas (all at TriArts Sharon Playhouse). Ella plays the trumpet, enjoys dancing, soccer and lacrosse, and aspires to be like her favorite diva, Sutton Foster, when she grows up.
(Madame Thenardier) Alana is thrilled to back on the RCP stage! Alana earned a BFA in Acting from Wright State University. Some favorite roles include Nina Weiss in Brooklyn Boy, Estelle Genovese in The Full Monty, Roberta Wooster in Curtains and ensemble roles in Seussical, The Musical and Joseph… Dreamcoat (all at RCP), Mother Frankenstein in Frankenstein (TFT), Aunt Dete in Heidi (ESP), and M’Lynn Eatonton in Steel Magnolias (CUTU). But the best production of all has been co-produced with husband Sam in the “Gabriella & Sebastian Show.” Kisses to my Boobalah and Bubbie.
(Little Eponine) Maggie is THRILLED to make her RCP onstage debut (as last season she was the special production assistant for Next to Normal). She has performed for the last four summers in the Performing Arts program for Fairfax County SACC and last summer she was featured for most of the six productions. She also participated in the LM Project summer camp this past summer. She is a fourth grader at Bull Run Elemen-tary School in Centreville. She would like to thank her mother who is the whole reason Maggie is here.
(Thenardier) Chuck ecstatically returns to RCP where he appeared in Moonlight & Magnolias (Ben Hecht), The Full Monty (Ethan), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), A Chorus Line (Paul) and I Hate Hamlet (Gary). Chuck reaches a milestone with Les Miz – it’s the 90th show of his theatrical career. Special thanks and appreciation to Mom & Dad for driving through 4 states to see every single show, and to all his loyal friends for their endless support throughout the years.
(Gavroche) Ethan is a 6th grader at Lunsford MS in South Riding, VA. He is thrilled to be making his RCP debut in Les Miz. Ethan’s other theatre credits include Randolph Macafee in Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver in Oliver! (The Summer Grand Theatre) and Chip in Disney’s Beauty in the Beast (HHS). Playing Gavroche is a dream role and Ethan would like to thank Andy and Mark for this opportunity!
(Eponine) Emma is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia who is unhealthily obsessed with Les Miserables. She was most recently seen as Wendla in UVA’s Spring Awakening, and spent eight months in Nashville post-graduation singing and songwriting. She would like to thank her family, for always supporting her and enduring her belting Les Miz in the shower all through her teenage years.
(Cosette) Cara is thrilled to be doing her first show with RCP! A junior at South County, recent roles include: Kate Keller (The Miracle Worker – SCTD), Fastrada (Pippin – TL), Millie Dilmount (Thoroughly
Modern Millie – STP) and Laurey Williams (Oklahoma! – MVCT). She would like to thank the cast & company at RCP for this wonderful opportunity!
(Enjolras) Scott is grateful to be making his RCP debut & to be performing again. A lawyer by day, recent area roles include Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music (TAP), Jeff Bowen in
(LTA), Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret (TAP), Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along, Bobby Strong in Urinetown and Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (all at GGSS). Thanks and enjoy!
(Marius) Sean has been involved in musical theater since his family banned singing at the dinner table (ironically). He has previously performed at URT where he has played roles such as Theo (Pippin), Mr. Mayor (Seussical), Joseph (Joseph… Dreamcoat) and Sancho Panza (Man of La Mancha). This is his first pro-duction with RCP. He’d like to thank the Big Cheese, his family, his friends, Moira, and the people that he doesn’t know that could use a “win” today. Enjoy the show!
(Ensemble) Bridgette is delighted to be making her debut with the RCP! Favorite credits include Meg in Damn Yankees, the Narrator in Joseph . . . Dreamcoat, and is also a soprano with the Alexandria Singers. She studied music and earned an education degree from Catholic University. Currently a teacher at Patrick Henry Elementary School (Arlington), Bridgette cannot thank her family and friends enough for always supporting her dream. She also wants to send her gratitude and love to her new Les Miserables family!
(Ensemble) Erin is extremely excited to make her debut with the RCP. She attended California Institute of the Arts with a concentration on Vocal Performance. Her credits during her time at CalArts include: The Magic Flute (Papagena), L’efant et les Sortilèges (Princess/Nightingale), Platée (Ensemble), and Stravinsky’s Mavra (Neighbor). She was also recently in the Ensemble of Grease (TAT). She currently teaches private voice and piano locally at Lopez Studios, Inc.
(Ensemble) Susanna last appeared with RCP in 2012 as Marcy in I Love You Because. Other area credits include Night of the Living Dead (Helen, KAT), Frankenstein, A New Musical (Justine, TFT), Evil Dead: The Musical (Cheryl, TFT), Colder Than Here (Harriet, VTC), Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Gracie, TFT, 2009 WATCH Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical), A New Brain (Rhoda, KAT), and Some Girl(s) (Sam, 2FP). Susanna likes British television, dark chocolate, free verse, documentaries, adventure games, boots, and flavored lip gloss.
(Ensemble) Stephanie is so excited to be in Les Miserables and can’t imagine working with a better cast and crew. She’s having a little TOO much fun playing a mean factory girl in the beginning of this show, but promises she’s nice in real life! Past favorite roles include Shelby (Steel Magnolias, CUTC), and The Mistress (Evita, VTC, WATCH Award Winner). Love and thanks to family and friends for their support!
(Ensemble) Kate celebrates her 7th production with RCP! Previously, she appeared in Curtains as Jessica Cranshaw (WATCH nomination), as well as Honk! (Dot/ Henrietta), Mame (Gloria Upson), and City of Angels (Angel City 4). Elsewhere in the area, she has performed roles such as Margie in Loose Knit (TFT), Our Lady of the Spa in Nine (KAT), and Katherine Housman in The Invention of Love (ESP). Love and thanks goes to Steve who always says yes, and her own band of revolutionaries – Jack, Jane and Olive. Viva!
(Ensemble) Shauna is excited to be performing for the first time with RCP in Les Miserables. Shauna grew up in Northern Virginia and was hit with the theater bug in her senior year of high school when she landed a lead role in Fiddler on the Roof. In college she studied Bio-medical Science and Musical Theater and appeared as a supporting lead in The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, and Hello Dolly. Last year she appeared in Legally Blonde (MCP). Shauna wishes to thank RCP for casting her in this amazing production, and especially her husband, Brandon, family and friends for loving and supporting her and allowing her to chase her dreams. “It’s a blessing to work with such talented people”.
(Ensemble) Joshua is excited to make his RCP debut with Les Miserables! Most recently he has portrayed Albert in Bye Bye Birdie!, Nick in Baby! and Sammy in The Wedding Singer (all with PWLT). He thanks his family for their enduring love. Without them he would have undoubtedly ended up as an *actual* chain gang con-vict, street beggar, and/or dead (albeit handsome) freedom fighter, rather than simply pretending to be one on stage today.
(Ensemble) Michael is thrilled to be back for a second production with RCP. His theatre debut was in 2011 playing Victor Fleming in Moonlight & Magnolias. In the interim, Michael has performed as Glenn in Rumors (MCP), as the cop in Glengarry Glen Ross (ESP), and as Corny Collins in Hairspray and Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde (TAT). He especially thanks his supportive wife, Denise, and children, Connor, Megan and Emily, and the friends who keep coming out to see him “play” around.
(Ensemble) Matt is excited to be making his debut with RCP, as well as performing in Les Miserables for the second time (the first being at Newtown High School). In his first stage appearance since Hair (UVA Drama) in 2007, he’s happy to be back at it. Much love to family and friends for not disowning him due to his absences over the past four months.
Rick Kenney (Ensemble) happily rejoins RCP for another historic musical, having last performed in their 1776 about a decade ago, and a bunch of musicals back in the last century, including The King and I, PIPPIN, Company, and Gypsy. More recently, he played Grandpa Gellman in ESP’s Caroline, or Change and enjoyed performing and studying Shakespeare in England between 2008 and 2011. Offstage, he lives as a carefree retiree in Reston and keeps active as a middle school substitute teacher.
(Ensemble) Cameron found that his passion for music became a foundational life need at The Hill School (performing with The Hilltones), which turned into pursuit of a Vocal Performance degree from the University of Mary Washington. Previously, Cameron performed with various vocal groups (A cappella, choirs, solo) and has even been invited to international festivals (Hayden Music Festival) to perform. Cameron’s one true love in musical theater has always been Les Miserables and feels that it is the little gems throughout that make the work magnificent…so listen up!
(Ensemble) Jeffery is excited to be in his first show with RCP. Jeffery is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor in Theater, a concentration in Theater Studies, and a minor in dance. Jeffery’s past productions include: Leonard (Little Red), Haxxor (Fatal Error) – both at Stage Coach Theatre Company, and director and choreographer of Fame Jr. for Lopez Studios Inc. Jeffery would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support!
(Ensemble) Eric is delighted to take up arms and defend the Reston barricades after making his RCP debut as Dr. Fine and Dr. Madden in last year’s Next to Normal. Past roles include Chip in LTA’s Spelling Bee, Lt. David Sheffield in Who Does Love Transform?, and Philip in The Victory: Worth the Cost at the Immanuel Bible Church 2010 Easter Pageant. He thanks God for the gifts of drama and music; Andy, Mark, Lee, and the whole creative team for putting together a great show; Tigan for her support and companionship through theatrical adventures; and his family and friends for their love and encouragement.
(Ensemble) Patrick ) is very excited to be returning to RCP for Les Miz! He was last seen as Rod in Avenue Q (DS), Carlos/Dewey in Legally Blonde (RCP) and in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (ESP). He has had an amazing time building the barricade with the cast, and thanks his friends, family and teachers for their support, but most of all Katie Klopfer, who has no proof she has ever beaten me in Mario Kart.