Set during Prohibition, a female bootlegger falls hard for a society playboy all set to the timeless songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this show originally starred Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara.
MUSIN AND LYRICS
BY GEORGE AND
GUY BOLTON &
Production Stage Manager
JOHN “JP” POLLARD
Youth Performance Underwriters
LARRY & SHARI NEMIROW
DR. RON & SYLVIA HARTMAN
2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES
Cast & Crew
Katie Barna (Ensemble)
Katie is elated to be back in the US making her MTW debut! She recentlyreturned home from a year and a half in France dancing at Le Lido de Paris. Some of her favorite regional credits include Big Fish, Hello Dolly, Billy Elliot (Music Theatre Wichita), and Will Rogers Follies (Lyric OKC). OCU Alum. She would like to thank her family and friends for unfathomable love every step of the way.
Gillian Bozajian (Ensemble)
Gillian is thrilled to be making her MTW debut. She is a proud graduate of UCLA's Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program. Recent credits include Mrs. Donner/ Dolly in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (National Tour), Chris in Carrie (UCLA), Dot in Sunday In The Park With George (UCLA), The Producers (Peterborough Players), and The Little Mermaid (Cabrillo Music Theatre). Huge thank you to the creative team, everyone at DDO, and her family, friends, and teachers for their endless support! @gbozajian
Doug Carfrae (Senator Evergreen)
Doug happily returns to MTW, having performed as Father in Ragtime and Maurice in Beauty and The Beast. From 2006-20012, Doug performed in Las Vegas' Phantom of the Opera. Previous Broadway and national tour credits: Ragtime, City of Angels, The Fantasticks, She Loves Me, The Pajama Game and Music Is. Award winning regional credits: Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, Shenandoah, Putting It Together. Doug is the Western Regional Vice President of Actors' Equity Association.
Nick Cayce (Ensemble)
Nick Cayce is beyond excited to be making his Musical Theatre West debut in Nice Work If You Can Get It!! National tours: Elf the Musical (Asst. Choreographer/Dance Captain.) Regional: The Producers, On the Town, The Music Man, CATS (Mistoffelees), R&H's Cinderella, Hairspray. Cruise ships: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Dance Companies: Alabama Ballet, Nashville Ballet II. BFA, Point Park University. NYC based. HUGE thanks to Peggy, Larry, MTW and my incredible friends and family.
Danil Chernny (Ensemble)
Danil is humbled to join the cast of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and to return to Musical Theater West stage (“In The Heights”, “Guys and Dolls”). 2-times Russian Ballroom National Champion, was a member of The Young Americans, an internationally renowned performing arts group. During his time in America, he has performed on various national and international tours and acted as an advocate for keeping music education in schools and communities all over the world. Greatful for the support of DDO Artists Agency, family and friends. Follow along @danilch
Alec Cohen (Ensemble)
Alec is so stoked to be making his Musical Theatre West Debut! Past Credits include "A Christmas Story" at the Gateway Playhouse, two seasons with Maine State Music Theatre and two seasons with Music Theatre Wichita, (Davey in "Newsies", Caleb in "Seven Brides..."). BFA: CCM. Huge thanks to Henderson Hogan, Peggy and Larry and my stellar family. For Pops, always.
Kelley Dorney (Billie)
Kelley was seen at MTW in Carousel (Heavenly Friend) and the Reiner Reading Series' Pipe Dream (Suzy) and Louisiana Purchase (Marina). La Mirada: Lend Me a Tenor (Maggie) and First Date (Woman #2-Ovation nom); 3D: Oklahoma! (Ado Annie); MTG: State Fair and Promises, Promises; CTG: Superhuman; National Tours of Click Clack Moo and Fancy Nancy. In London: PBS Concert: A Tale of Two Cities and original workshop/concept album of Love Never Dies.
Maggie Darago (Ensemble)
Maggie is a California native and graduate of the UCLA Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program. Maggie has been seen in regional productions across California including BYE BYE BIRDIE, OKLAHOMA (Cabrillo), BIG FISH (Moonlight), WEST SIDE STORY (McCoy Rigby), A CHORUS LINE (Hollywood Bowl), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (3DT), and WHITE CHRISTMAS (MTW). She would like to thank her family, DDO Artists Agency, and the whole MTW team!
Marisa Field (Ensemble)
This is Marisa's 8th show at MTW, previously having appeared in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Big Fish", "Carousel", "Young Frankenstein", "A Chorus Line" "Sunset Boulevard", and "My Fair Lady". Other credits include "Wicked"(Chicago), "Spamalot" (Hollywood Bowl), "H2$", "Steel Pier", and "Boys From Syracuse" (Reiner Reading Series). Film/TV: Mad Men, The Last Tycoon, Jack and Jill, and Bunheads. Thank you to MTW and the creative team for the opportunity to be a part of this show!
Kathy Fitzgerald (Duchess)
Kathy comes to Musical theatre West directly from a ten month run of" Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" on Broadway as Mrs. Gloop, other Broadway credits; The original company of "The Producers" (Shirley Markowitz) starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, wining the most Tony's in Broadway history. "Swinging on a Star"(Drama Desk Nom. Best Featured Actress) "9 to 5" (Roz; Outer Critics Nom.) with Allison Janney. Kathy has also performed over two thousands performances of "Wicked" on Broadway and the National tour as (Madame Morrible) Broadway World award. Off Broadway; "Damn Yankees"(Doris) Encores with Sean Hayes."Disaster" Triad "Donnybrook" Irish Rep. Regionally Kathy has worked at The Muny, McCarter and the Goodspeed Opera House to name a few.TV/Film;"Smash", "Mercy","One Life to Life","Curb your Enthusiasm""The Next Three Days"with Russell Crowe," Our Idiot Brother" and "The Producers"
Jason Graae (Cookie)
(Broadway) A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy! Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Off-Broadway) Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, (Drama Desk Nomination -Best Actor) the recent hit Spamilton, Forever Plaid, and more.
Winner of LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding contribution to Musical Theatre. LA: US premiere of Ragtime, Forbidden Hollywood/Broadway (Ovation Award),LA Opera: The Merry Widow (choreographed by Peggy Hickey!), The Grand Duchess In San Fran, he recently won the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Actor for the title role in Scrooge in Love.TV/ Film: Yes. Jason has recorded over 60 albums and for 5 and 1/2 years he was the voice of Lucky The Leprechaun for Lucky Charms
Annie Hinkston (Ensemble)
Annie is ecstatic to return to MTW in Nice Work if You Can Get. Notable performances include, Pageants of the Masters (Josephine Baker), 42nd Street, Singin' in the Rain, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein, and Legally Blonde at various regional theaters. Television appearances: "Home & Family", "NFL AM", "Oprah", "Live with Regis and Kelly". Love to family and friends. Special thanks to Larry, Peggy, and the entire creative time for this wonderful opportunity. Follow @annhinskton.
Melina Kalomas (Eileen)
First National Tour: Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (director‐Susan Stroman); National Tours: Les Miserables, Camelot; Regional: Grey Gardens (Little Edie Beale alternate, opposite Betty Buckley) ‐ The Ahmanson: The Light In The Piazza ‐ South Coast Rep; Mary Zimmerman's Arabian Nights ‐ Berkeley Rep and Kansas City Rep; Beauty And The Beast ‐ 3D Theatricals and Musical Theatre West; Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse, director‐Des McAnuff); TV: As The World Turns; NBC's Grimm. BFA ‐ CMU School of Drama. Rotbart Management. Love and gratitude to my family.
Graham Keen (Ensemble)
Graham is delighted to make his debut at Musical Theatre West with Nice Work.... National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Young Frankenstein. Select Regional: Theatre Under the Stars, The MUNY, Goodspeed, Ogunquit, and Maltz Jupiter. New York: Chasing Rainbows (Developmental Lab), and the inaugural Lincoln Center Hall of Fame Gala (Alice Tully Hall). Big special thank you to Peggy and Larry, and also to Clark and Jim!
Gloria Loring (Millicent)
Gloria is a singer, songwriter, actress, and author; the recording artist of the #1 hit song Friends and Lovers; co-composer of TV theme songs Diff’rent Strokes and Facts Of Life; and is well-known for her seven years as “Liz Chandler” on Days Of Our Lives. She is the author of six books benefitting people with diabetes, two of which raised more than $1 million for diabetes research. She’s listed in Who’s Who In America.
Maryella Maloney (Jeannie)
Maryella is thrilled to be joining the Musical Theater West family and this wonderful show. National tours: Elf The Musical. Regional: Mamma Mia (Ogunquit Playhouse), The Music Man (Cape Playhouse), Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Gateway Playhouse), Ruby Rae in Best Little WH in TX (The Palace Theatre) and Graziella in West Side Story (Opera North). A proud graduate of The Boston Conservatory, she has endless love for God and her wonderful family.
Matt Merchant (Duke)
Matt's very first boss told him "sometimes the smartest thing you can do is play dumb." He's been doing so ever since. Matt. Not his boss. Such a thrill joining forces with Larry Raben and Peggy Hickey once again!! Many thanks to Paul Garman and all involved for making a dream come true!! Much love and gratitude to an endlessly supportive mom, dad and rest of the fam!! Matt likes explanation points!! (malaprop intended)
Andrew Metzger (Chief Berry)
Andrew is honored to be back with Musical Theatre West, having just finished playing "Nicely-Nicely" in Guys and Dolls earlier this year. Also, he's fresh from Sound Stage Live's inaugural production of Disney's The Little Mermaid as "Chef Louis". Recent credits: "LeFou" (Disney's Beauty and the Beast), "Victor Frankenstein" (Young Frankenstein), and "Marcus Lycus" (A Funny Thing…Forum). Special thanks to the DDO team, his parents, and Mackenzie for their continued support!
Jenna Lea Rosen (Ensemble)
Jenna is thrilled to be back at MTW! Past MTW credits include: Annie (Duffy) and Once Upon a Mattress (Nightingale)and The Goodbye Girl (Cynthia) for the Reiner Series. Regional: Monteen in Parade and Louisa in Sound of Music (3DT), Dani Girl (Dani-ASCAP), Les Miserables (Fantine).Jenna voices multiple characters on Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, and many other shows for Disney Channel and Dreamworks. Jenna has sung in concert with Patti Lupone (Annenberg & OCPAC), Kristin Chenoweth, and at the Grand Ole Opry. This March, Jenna can be heard as the "Cabaret" singer in the movie "Love, Simon."Jenna is currently a freshman at CSULB. Thank you to Paul, Larry, Peggy, Dennis, my family and to the entire team at APA for all of your support! Twitter and Instagram: @jennalearosen
Eric Sciotto (Jimmy)
Eric is thrilled to be reunited with Peggy Hickey and to make his MTW debut! Eric most recently starred as Shakespeare in Something Rotten on Broadway. Also on B'way: Annie Get Your Gun, Aida, Sweet Smell of Success, Sweet Charity, 42nd Street, Cry-Baby, A Chorus Line, Pal Joey, Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and The Mystery of EdwinDrood. He's has performed in countless regional productions, national tours, and starred in an Off B'way Flop. He's also a Director/Choreographer and a proud Husband and Father!
Karl Warden (Ensemble)
Karl's 6th MTW show! Favorite credits: Ted2, The Producers Movie, The 87th Academy Awards, NBC's The Sound Of Music LIVE and Peter Pan LIVE, Madonna's Gimme All Your Luvin' video, America's Got Talent, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, The Real O'Neals and The Goldbergs. Broadway shows include How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, La Cage Aux Folles and Merrily We Roll Along (and cast recording). The Broadway National Tours of Chicago, Cats, Fosse, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Radio City Christmast Spectacular. Thanks Paul, Mary, Larry, Peggy, Dennis and TODD! Instagram/twitter: @karlwarden
Louis A. Williams, Jr (Ensemble)
Louis is thrilled to be returning to MTW!
Past shows: Hairspray, Oklahoma!, and A Chorus Line (Larry)
Education: Webster University BFA, The Ailey School and Dance Theatre of Harlem
Regional: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (DJ), Aladdin and His Winter Wish, Steve Wynn's SHOWSTOPPERS, Salome, La Traviata (Principal), and Sleeping Beauty.
Music Artists: Fergie, Neon Trees, Ariana Savalas
BIG thanks to Larry and Peg!