Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).
JASMINE P. CÁLZADA
DR. DAVID R. FEDERICK
THE SCHULZMAN-NERI FOUNDATION
JOHN & KATHRYN WAVELL
Youth Performance Underwriters
DON BLACK & JUDY McNULTY BLACK
PAT DE ROUEN
DR. RON & SYLVIA HARTMAN
2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES
Cast & Crew
Claudia Baffo - Ensemble
Claudia is thrilled to perform in her first production at MTW! A Chicago native, Claudia is a proud UCLA 2018 graduate. Regional Credits: Kathleen Marshall’s Sweet Charity (Reprise 2.0!), Beauty and the Beast, & Peter Pan (5 Star Theatricals). UCLA: Shelby Stevens Steel Pier, The Nurse Sunday in the Park, & Soloist in Lainie Kazan’s Sinatra Cabaret. Much thanks to MTW, Mark & Ashley at KMR Talent, and her incredible family! @claudbaff
Sandy Bainum - Paula Abagnale
Sandy is delighted to be performing at Musical Theater West. She has appeared on Broadway as Anytime Annie in 42nd Street, and recently played Dorothy Brock at 3-D Theatricals and PVPA. Other favorite roles include: Mame /Mame, Tessie Tura/Gypsy, Mrs. Banks/Barefoot In The Park, Marian/The Music Man, Kate/Kiss Me Kate, and others. TV/Film: HBO’s “Game Change”, “Criminal Minds”. “Friendly Neighborhood Coven”, “Non-Disclosure”, “The Truth”, “Stronger Than Pretty”, “Damage Control”, “There’s a Place in Hell for Fashion Bloggers”. Solo recordings: “This Christmas”, “Simply”,”It Might Be Fun”, and “Believe”. Sandy performs her cabaret shows in LA, NYC and DC.
Katie Barna - Ensemble
Katie is elated to return to the MTW stage for another incredible production! Favorite recent credits include Paris Merveilles at Lido de Paris, Big Fish at Music Theatre Wichita, Will Rogers Follies at Lyric OK, and Nice Work If You Can Get It right here at Music Theatre West. OCU alum. She would like to thank Peggy, Larry and Paul for having her back, and her family and friends their unconditional love and support.
Bailey Blaise - Ensemble
Bailey is proud to be making her Musical Theatre West debut! Recent credits include: Minnie’s Boys and Zorba (Musical Theatre Guild), South Pacific (Rubicon Theatre Company), Funny Girl and Oliver! (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), A Chorus Line (UA Theatre & Dance). Proud alumni of The University of Alabama’s Musical Theatre program - roll tide! She sends endless gratitude to her parents and all of her teachers.
Calvin Brady - Ensemble
Calvin is delighted to be returning to MTW! Some favorite credits include Elf The Musical (MTW), Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, 42nd Street (3DT), Oliver in The Pride (McCadden Place Theatre), Larry in A Chorus Line (Chance Theater), Moritz in Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, Buddy Becker in Steel Pier (UCLA), Hanschen in Spring Awakening, The Steward in Into the Woods, and Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf in I Am My Own Wife (Interlochen Arts Academy). Huge thank you to Steven and everyone at Connor Ankrum. Thanks to all at MTW. Much love to my family for all their support!
Ricky Bulda - Agent Branton / Ensemble
Richard was last seen here in ELF, Bright Star, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and Big Fish. Recent credits include South Pacific and Cabaret (La Mirada), Guys and Dolls (Old Globe), Empire: The Musical, and The King and I (Chicago). Other credits: Sacramento Music Circus, Reprise L.A., and the La Jolla Playhouse. This show marks yet another collaboration with Peggy Hickey, a long-time friend personally and professionally. Thank you Peggy, Larry, Paul Garman for another gig!
Doug Carfrae - Roger Strong
Doug happily returns to MTW, having performed as Mr. Browlow in Oliver!, Senator Evergreen in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Father in Ragtime and Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. From 2006-2012, Doug performed in the Las Vegas production of Phantom of the Opera. Previous Broadway and National Tour credits include Ragtime, City of Angels, The Fantasticks, She Loves Me, The Pajama Game and Music Is. Award-winning regional credits include Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, Shenandoah and Putting It Together. Doug is the Western Regional Vice President of Actors’ Equity Association.
Michael Corbett - Frank Abagnale, Sr.
Two time Emmy Winner – Broadway: Come Back Little Sheba w/ Shirley Knight, Nefertiti w/ Andrea Marcovicci, Then on to Kenicki in Grease. Off-Broadway: The Matinee Kids w/ Liz Callaway, Karen Mason; Bread and Circus dir. Craig Zaden. 14 years starring on Daytime TV, “Young and the Restless”, “Search for Tomorrow”, “Ryan’s Hope”. Film/TV: “A Million Happy Nows” (2018), “10 Rules For Sleeping Around”, “The Whole Wide World” w/ Rene Zellwegger, “Romeo And Juliet”, “Star Trek TNG”, “King Of Queens”. Currently 10 seasons as Host/Correspondent/Producer NBC’s “Extra!”, “Extra's Mansions & Millionaires”. Creator/Exec Producer: “Hollywood Medium w/ Tyler Henry” on E!. www.MichaelCorbett.com
Lauren Decierdo - Ensemble
Lauren is thrilled to be making her MTW Debut! LA Theatre: The Full Monty-Pam, Joseph...Potiphar's Wife, Cats-Cassandra, Aladdin...Wish with Ben Vereen, director-Bonnie Lythgoe/choreographer SYTYCD's Spencer Liff. National Tours/Original Chicago Cast Jersey Boys-Lorraine/Lead Angel. Regional: Pippin-u/s Fastrada-performed, Manson Trio, A Chorus Line-Cassie, Grease-Rizzo. Thank you MTW, the creative team, BBR. Proud AEA! GOD IS GREAT! Favorite roles: wife to Shawn and mama to Marshall and Claire.
Jacob Haren - Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Born and raised in Southern California, Jacob is grateful to return home to reprise his favorite role here at MTW. Favorite credits include: Elder White in The Book of Mormon (Broadway & National Tour), Rock of Ages (Las Vegas), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse, world premiere), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe), Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can (Moonlight Stage Productions), and his one man show Pure Imagination. UC Irvine ‘13. Jacob would like to thank MTW, his family, and Daniel. Dream BIG.
Annie Hinkston - Ensemble
Annie is ecstatic to return to MTW. Notable performances include The Wiz, Elf the Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, 42nd Street, Singin In the Rain, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein, and Legally Blonde at various regional theaters. Television appearances: “Home & Family”, “NFL AM”, “Oprah”, and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Love to my family and friends. Special thanks to Larry, Peggy, Dennis and the entire creative time for this wonderful opportunity. Follow @annhinskton.
Evin Johnson - Ensemble
Evin is thrilled to be making his MTW Debute. Evin is a California native, but did most of his schooling and training in Houston, Texas. After graduateing high school Evin picked up and moved to Hollywood ,California where he received a BFA in musical theatre from AMDA. Since graduating Evin has performed all over the country, His favorite credits include: The Hunchback of Notredame, Les Mis, Memphis-The Musical and Peter Pan. "Much love to my Mom, Dad and Friends for always believing in me."
Graham Keene - Ensemble
Graham is thrilled to be back at Musical Theatre West after appearing last season in Nice Work...National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Young Frankenstein. Various Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Theatre Under the Stars, The MUNY, Goodspeed, Ogunquit, Maltz Jupiter. New York: Chasing Rainbows (Dev Lab). TV: “Modern Love” (Amazon). Big thanks to Peggy and Larry, and my LA family Clark & Jim!
Jennifer Knox - Ensemble
MTW debut! West Coast: Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont, Broadway Sacramento); Minnie's Boys (Musical Theatre Guild). Off/ Off-Off Broadway: Seth Rudetsky's Disaster!, A Chorus Line (Cassie, Kudos Award- Actress in a Musical), Convicted; National Tour: Cats (Demeter). Favorite Regional: Showboat (Ellie, Goodspeed), Sugar (Sugar, Drury Lane), Chicago (Roxie), Oklahoma (Ado Annie, ATC). Film/Television: "The Dark Knight", "The Blacklist", "Stuck". Represented by The Krasny Office (East), JD Sobol (West), and Stewart Talent (Chicago).
Isabella Olivas - Ensemble
Isabella is delighted to return to MTW after appearing in Guys and Dolls! Other credits include Phyllis in 42nd Street, Parade, Young Frankenstein and Hello, Dolly! (3-D Theatricals), Music Man, Young Frankenstein (Palos Verdes Performing Arts) and Bye Bye Birdie (Cabrillo Music Theatre). Isabella trained at the Houston Ballet and Long Beach Ballet and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology. Many thanks to God, her loving family, Brandon, and the creative team! @isabellamolivas
Jeffrey Scott Parsons - Agent Parsons / Ensemble
Jeffrey is grateful to be back at Musical Theatre West where he has been seen in White Christmas, Mary Poppins, West Side Story and others. Regional credits include Crazy for You (San Diego Musical Theatre), Kiss of the Spider Woman and Cabaret (Welk Resort, Craig Noel Nomination- Best Leading Actor), and Forever Plaid (Cabrillo Music Theatre/McCoy Rigby). His award winning, one man show COMFY continues to be seen around the country. Proud member of Equity and Musical Theatre Guild. Follow him on Twitter & Instagram @jeffreysparsons
Jenna Lea Rosen - Ensemble
Recent MTW credits include: Elf, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Annie. Reiner Series: Once Upon a Mattress (Nightingale), Goodbye Girl. 3DT: Parade (Monteen), 42nd St. (Lorraine), Sound of Music (Louisa). Dani Girl (Dani-ASCAP), Les Miserables (Fantine). Jenna voices multiple characters on Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Fancy Nancy, and DuckTales on Disney Channel. Jenna sings in cabarets and concerts across the country with artists such as Patti Lupone, Kristin Chenoweth, and Richard M. Sherman. Thanks to Paul, Peggy, Larry, Dennis, and my family! @jennalearosen
Jonathan Sangster - Agent Cod / Ensemble
Jonathan is pleased to be making his Musical Theatre West debut! Select recent credits include: Looking for Christmas (The Old Globe), Igor in Young Frankenstein, Malcolm in The Full Monty, Man 2 in First Date (San Diego Musical Theatre), Patsy in Spamalot (Cygnet Theatre), and Boss Elf in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (National Tour). Endless thanks to family and friends both near and far, Nicole and FSE, Larry and all involved at MTW! @jonnysang
Katie Sapper - Brenda Strong
MTW debut! Regional credits include: Jessie understudy-Looking For Christmas* (The Old Globe), Crystal-Kingdom City* (La Jolla Playhouse) Cathy-The Weatherman and Mrs. Whittmore- The Houdini Box (La Jolla Playhouse workshops), Sophie-Mamma Mia, Betty Schaefer-Sunset Blvd, and Kate McGowan-Titanic (Moonlight Stage Productions), Anne-A Little Night Music (Cygnet Theatre), and Gloria-Damn Yankees (SDMT- nominated for a San Diego Critic’s Circle Award). B.A. in Musical Theatre from SMUMN. Love and gratitude to Larry, Peggy, Dennis, this phenomenal cast and crew, Ashley and Mark at KMR, family, friends, and my fiancé. katiesapper.com
Simoné Sassudelli - Ensemble
Simoné is thrilled to return to the MTW stage for Catch Me If You Can! after his first American debut with Oliver! (MTW) Born and raised in Italy and recently graduated in Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. International: Robin Hood, Romeo and Juliet, Funny Girl, Full Monty (Ethan), West Side Story (Snowboy) and he joined the Italian National Tour of Grease as Tom (Compagnia della Rancia). Special thanks to Olli and Robi, my family and best friends from my hometown and Sbrilli, who all believed in me since day one.
Jeff Skowron - Agent Carl Hanratty
Jeff co-starred as Dorfman opposite Billy Bob Thornton in "Bad Santa 2." Broadway: Enron, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, High Society, The Boy From Oz. Off Broadway: Zombie Prom, Debbie Does Dallas. At MTW, Jeff was last seen as Jigger in Carousel and Edward Bloom in Big Fish. With 3DT: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (D'Ysquiths), Parade (Ovation Award),The Producers (Ovation Nom) With McCoy Rigby: Pride and Prejudice (Ovation Nom), Les Miserables (Ovation Nom), South Pacific (Ovation Award),The Wallis Annenberg's Into the Woods (LA Drama Critics Circle Nom) Jeff won Best Actor in a Drama at the 2017 New York Television Festival for his work as the title role in "Max Riddle", a pilot he co-created/directed with Matt Yeager, currently in development. They also co-created and co-star in "Greg and Donny"(www.greganddonny.com) which landed them a development deal with IFC.
Rebecca Spencer - Carol Strong
BROADWAY: Jekyll & Hyde (Lady Beaconsfield); Alley Theatre collaborator (Lisa aka: Emma Carew), Phantom of the Opera (Carlotta)-Germany /Asia-World Tour & Las Vegas-Spectacular (M. Giry). LA HIGHLIGHTS: Grey Gardens (Standby - Betty Buckley) - CTG Ahmanson, Heir Apparent (M. Argante) - ICT, Music Man, S’Wonderful, Mary Poppins – MTW. CONCERTS: The Wallis - Sorting Room Series, Carnegie Hall - (PBS) “Gershwin Centennial,” Vitello’s, ENCORES! Smith Center “LV-Composers Showcase,” Birdland, toured with Marvin Hamlisch. SOLO RECORDINGS: “Wide Awake & Dreaming” (BackStage BISTRO AWARD) “Fair Warning,” “Still, Still, Still” (LML). TELEVISION: “Law & Order (SVU)” “Third Watch” (www.rebeccaspencer.com)
Louis Williams Jr - Ensemble
Louis is excited to return to MTW! Previous MTW shows include Elf, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Chorus Line (Larry), Oklahoma!, & Hairspray. Add’l regional shows; Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (DJ), Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers, Salome, La Traviata, & Lythogoe Family Pantos. Film credits; “The Aerialist”. Music Artists; Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Fergie, Neon Trees, Ariana Savalas, Ben Vereen. Edu; Webster University (BFA), The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem. IG; @Louisandrae