Hair – Cast

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Andrew Perry, Berger

Christian Hodge, Claude

Marisa Dashney, Sheila

Will Mackenzie, Woof

David Andrew Reid, Hud*

Katie Miller, Jeanie

Georgia Fox, Dionne

Sophie Berkowitz, Crissy

Hunter Agnew, Hubert/Dad/Walter

Kevin James Doe, Margaret Mead/Principal/Ronny

Caitlin McMaster, Tribe/Linda/Dance Captain

Sidney Klips, Tribe/Diane

Claire Boudreau, Tribe/Mary

Jaymie Sampa, Tribe/Suzanna

Amy Janssen, Tribe/Emmaretta

Mikaela MacGillivray, Tribe/Natalie/mom

Bianca Orvis, Tribe/Marjorie

Makenna Marshall, Tribe/Leatta

Sean O’Connell, Tribe/Steve

Brendan Flynn, Tribe/Paul

 

*The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).


Andrew Perry, Berger

Andrew PerryFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Brit in We Will Rock You, Fipp/Robbie in Urinetown (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Lion in Wizard of Oz, Joey in Sister Act, Ensemble in Mary Poppins, Chino in West Side Story, Issachar in Joseph, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, St. Jimmy in American Idiot, Otto in Spring Awakening, Collins in Rent, Ensemble in Kiss me Kate, Ensemble in Funny Girl (Regional Theatre); Genie in Aladdin (Creativiva); Jo Jo in The Life (Call it a Day Productions); Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Mary Sunshine in Chicago, Ensemble in Oklahoma (Theatre Sheridan). Workshops: Theory of Relativity (Neil Bartram & Brian Hill), Match Girl (Tool Kit inc.), Chicken Soup for the Musical Theatre Soul (Doug Price), Paradise Incorporated (Michael Howell)  

About: Since graduating from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with his MA in Musical Theatre, Andrew has been working across Canada and abroad. Follow Andrew on Instagram to see what he’s up to next @andrewperryya. A huge thank you to his family and friends for always supporting him.  Andrew is excited to be apart of such and important story and piece of theatre, especially in the world that we are living in today. “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” – John Lennon

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Christian Hodge, Claude

Christian HodgeFor Hart House Theatre: Debut 

Selected Credits: Joe in 9 to 5, Sam in Noise (Randolph College for the Performing Arts); Lesgles/Ensemble in Les Miserables (Northumberland Players); Emmett in Legally Blonde, Willard in Footloose, Levi in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stirling Festival Theatre).

About: Christian is a recent graduate of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. He is incredibly excited to be making his Hart House Theatre debut in a show he’s wanted to be part of since the first time he saw it. Christian would like to extend a huge thank you to his family for all of their love and support. Enjoy the show!

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Marisa Dashney, Sheila

Marisa DashneyFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Mercy Coles/Margaret Gray in the Confederation Players (The Charlottetown Festival); Urleen in Footloose, Ensemble in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Ensemble/Fiona U.S in Shrek! The Musical, Ensemble in Damn Yankees (Theatre Sheridan); Workshop: Emilie/Ensemble in The Journey that Saved Curious George (Canadian Musical Theatre Project & ASCAP Music Theatre Project)

About: Marisa is a Graduate from Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program. She is extremely delighted to be honouring the 50th Anniversary of the musical Hair, particularly because she wholeheartedly loves this show. She would like to thank the team for this opportunity; they are all so wonderful. She would also like to lovingly thank her parents and her partner Tyler for so much undying support.

Marisa would like to share a continuous initiative from many beautiful local artists towards the need for diva cups to young women in Kenya. Many of these young girls have to miss school on the weeks of their period, and therefore miss out on a proper education. Diva cups are reusable so they can actively help provide a better life for these women, to learn more about this initiative, visit https://www.ddivaday.com/

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Will Mackenzie, Woof

Will MackenzieFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected credits: Hanschen in Spring Awakening (Theatre Aurora); Writer and Director for EXIT, Father in You And That F*ing Gorilla (Toronto Fringe Festival); Feldzig in The Drowsy Chaperone, Roger in RENT, Ensemble in Jekyll And Hyde (Curtain Call Productions). 

About: Born and raised in Toronto, William grew up on the ice as a competitive goalie. His debut performance was as Prince Harry in Once Upon a Mattress, later transitioning to productions with Toronto Youth Theatre, and then following his passion to the University of Guelph, completing his B.A. in Theatre Studies. William has since moved into the mediums of film and television, but his first love will always be musical theatre. He would like to thank his family and loving friends for their support as he chases his dreams.

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David Andrew Reid, Hud

David Andrew ReidFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Grand Hotel, Magician’s Nephew (Shaw Festival); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Panto); Sousatzka (Teatro Proscenium Ltd.); Seaweed in Hairspray (Theatre Under The Stars) Associate Choreographer, Dreamgirls (Lower Ossington Theatre).

Upcoming: Canadian Premiere of The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre), Dance Captain and playing the role of Adam .

About: David is a triple threat performer and aspiring choreographer. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, David moved to Canada to study Music Theatre at Sheridan College and is grateful for the opportunities he has had so far. Check him out on Instagram @davidandrewreid

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Katie Miller, Jeanie 

Katie MillerFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits:Mary Patrick U/S/Mary Martin of Tours in Sister Act (The Arts Centre of Coastal Carolina); Deb in Ordinary Days (Cappuccino Musical Theatre); Katie Nanna/ Doll in Mary Poppins (Variety Theatre, St. Louis); Pinkalicious in Pinkalicious (Storybook Theatre); Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years (Webster Conservatory); Into The Woods, The Pajama Game (Loretto Hilton Centre); Women of Lockerbie, Guys and Dolls (Webster Conservatory); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Annie, Les Miserables (Storybook Theatre).

About: Originally from Calgary, AB, Katie is a graduate of Webster Conservatory’s class of 2016 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. www.katiemerciermiller.com

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Georgia Fox, Dionne

Georgia FoxFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

About: Georgia Fox is a biracial Canadian born singer/songwriter and revolutionary political philosopher focusing on humanitarian and environmental social, political, spiritual and economic sustainable progressive global and domestic movements. She has studied philosophy, political science, Caribbean, Aboriginal, equity and women’s gender studies at the University of Toronto for over a decade and is a proud social and animal rights advocate, speaker and educator both in Ontario and abroad. She believes in equal rights and justice for all and embodies these core concepts in her academic writing and music composition. She is a classically trained pianist and dancer, an inspired poet and lover of all things sensual, natural and wholistic. She would like to acknowledge feeling blessed to be a humble guest of the nations, tribes, bands and clans indigenous to this part of Turtle Island; the Mississaugas, Anishwabe, Huron-wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Petun. Listen to Georgia here >>

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Sophie Berkowitz, Crissy

Sophie BerkowitzFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

About: Sophie is overjoyed to be making her Hart House Theatre Debut! New York-based Sophie Berkowitz has been singing most of her life. She is a current student at the University of Toronto, pursuing Neuroscience and Mathematics. Endless love and thanks to friends, family and Noodles. Mom and Dad — I LOVE YOU!

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Kevin James Doe, Margaret Mead/Principal/Ronny

Kevin DoeFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Lawrence in For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls, Hunter in [Title of Show] (East Side Players); Curtis in Green in Blue (Greenlight Theatre Productions); Lord Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes (The LOT); Mr. Dussel in The Diary of Anne Frank (Plain Stage Theatre); Storyteller in Mozart’s Magic Castle (Opera Atelier); Bobby Strong in Urinetown, Tenor in Jacques Brel (Collective Productions). Film credits include: Partners (Frontenac Films); Borrowed Time (The Mind Refinery).

Upcoming: Kevin is writing and performing his cabaret in Spring 2019.

About: In his spare time, Kevin is a full-time high school English and Drama teacher. Much love to his family and friends for their support. In memory of Bruce: always following the dream. soundcloud.com/kevin_doe87

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Sidney Klips, Tribe/Diane

Sidney ClipsFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Western Canada tour of Side by Side by Sondheim (BC Living Arts/Sound the Alarm, Broadway World Best Actress nomination), Crybaby: The Musical (ASP, Ovation Awards Outstanding Newcomer nomination), Two Views from the Sylvia (Kol Halev), Kayak (Between Shifts), and Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Arts Umbrella).

About: Sidney is a multidisciplinary performance artist, educator, and emerging director. Growing up on the unceded territories of the Musqeuam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, (also known as Vancouver) she is a graduate of the Arts Umbrella Theatre Conservatory and holds a BA (2018 Political Science/Theatre) from the University of British Columbia.

Sidney’s directing credits include Graves in Plain Sight (Brave New Play Rites) The Fishbowl (Ignite at The Cultch) and Odet(te)s (SFU Crash Festival). Assistant directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Kevin Bennet/Place des Arts) Urinetown and Spoon River Anthology (Andy Toth/Arts Umbrella). She was a 2018 Bloom choreographer-in-residence at Mascall Dance developing her new interdisciplinary work Our Feet Pound the Dust.

Sidney has been on faculty at Arts Express and Lights Up! Musical Theatre, and loves opening up young minds creatively through dance and theatre education. She is also passionate about human rights and environmentalism and has a parallel career in foreign affairs, having worked for Global Affairs Canada, the Embassy to the Baltic States, and in refugee law.

Thank you to Julie and this awesome team for this opportunity, and gratitude to the Mississaugas, Anishwabe, Huron-wendat, Petun and Haudenosaunee, whose lands we live and practice on.

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Claire Boudreau, Tribe/Mary

Claire BoudreauFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Abby in Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures (Theatre Orangeville TYA Tour); Patricia Fodor in Crazy For You, Doctor Specialist/Professor Scoot in The Cradle Will Rock, Jack in Into the Woods, Ensemble in Floyd Collins (Theatre Sheridan); Frances Penney in Bethune (Canadian Music Theatre Project); Iras in Antony & Cleopatra, Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival).

About: Claire Boudreau is a Toronto-based actor, singer, dancer, producer and director. She is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelor in Music Theatre Performance where she had the opportunity to assistant direct The Cradle Will Rock. She also recently helped produce a benefit production for Outside the March and Convergence Theatre called A Community Target. It has been a rewarding experience working on this production of Hair – enjoy!

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Jaymie Sampa, Tribe /Suzanna 

jaymie SampaFor Hart House Theatre: Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into The WoodsJames the Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar

Selected Credits: Co-Creator/Featured Performer in 2168: Ancestors Rising (Intergeneracial Collective); Co-Creature/ Featured Performer in From Their Lips (Intergeneracial Collective); Featured Artist in Mas’ at 94 Chestnut (Art Gallery of Ontario); Sister Chantelle in Bare: A Pop Opera (WolfPAC, UofT); Joanne in Company, Sarraghina in Nine (VCDS), Choreographer for A Quest of Character (KidSafe Productions, Fringe Toronto); Head Choreographer for Little Red Riding Hood (Solar Stage Theatre); Featured Choreographer in Festival of Dance (HH, UofT); Helene/Dance Captain in Sweet Charity, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors (UC Follies); Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Matron Mama Morton in Chicago (SMCSU).

About: Jaymie is thrilled to be returning to Hart House Theatre as a UofT Alum with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and Masters of Public Health. With a strong belief in the transformational power that lives at the intersections of art and community, Jaymie also spends her time as part of the leadership team at The 519, Toronto’s 2SLGBGTQ Community Centre in the Church-Wellesley village.  She is honoured to be able to work, live and play on Turtle Island. Love, Kisses and Wisdom

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Amy Janssen, Tribe/Emeretta

Amy JanssenFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Ensemble/Julia U.S in The Wedding Singer, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Viola in Twelfth Night, Ensemble in Superstars: A Pop Revue (St. Lawrence College); Ellie Greenwich in Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical (Michael Power)

About: Amy is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence College’s Musical Theatre Performance program. She is thrilled to be making her debut on the Hart House stage surrounded by an inspiring cast of artists as they honour the 50th anniversary of such an iconic piece of theatre.  Amy would like to thank her family and friends for their never ending support and love. Follow Amy on Instagram to see what she’s up to next @amychristinej

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Bianca Orvis, Tribe/Marjorie

Bianca OrvisFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Ragtime (Encores by Encore), Perons Mistress in Evita (JDP productions), Pia in Festen (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar (Junction Players), The Gondoliers (Gilbert and Sullivan Society), Acid Queen in The Who’s Tommy ( Winnipeg Broadway Theatre),  Curio in Twelfth Night ( Grant MacEwan University).

About: Bianca graduated with a theatre diploma from Grant MacEwan University in 2011. Originally from Winnipeg, MB she moved to Toronto three years ago to pursue theatre. Bianca is thrilled to be joining the stage with this incredibly talented cast in her Hart House Theatre debut.

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Makenna Marshall, Tribe/Leata

makenna marshallFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Audrey Little Shop of Horrors (Phillips Academy Theater and Dance Department), Sarah Ragtime (Phillips Academy Theater and Dance Department)

About: Makenna is incredibly excited and thankful to be in her first Hart House Theatre production! She is a first-year pre-med student at University of Toronto and a recent graduate of Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, MA. When she’s not studying in Robarts with a bubble tea or performing she enjoys playing the harp, watching period dramas, and trying her hand at Pinterest projects. You can connect with her on Instagram at @makenna.marshall or on LinkedIn.

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Brendan Flynn, Tribe/Paul

Brendan FlynnFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Brendan has only done odd theatre with writer/director David Bernstein, including the thought-provoking play Nashville Stories which debuted at the 2017 Toronto Summerworks Festival, following his first piece, Cherry Corsage, which debuted a few years earlier.

About: Home grown in Regina, Saskatchewan. Brendan made the hip-hop skip all the way down to Toronto from the Flatlands after what happens with parents eventually happened, not that there’s anything wrong with it! Storytelling has taken different forms for Brendan throughout his life, from acting, to music, to poetry. If Brendan was to do any musical in his lifetime, it would be Hair, and is over the moon happy to be a part of this wonderfully revolutionary and influential piece of art. He also enjoys unbroken eye-contact with strangers. 

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