Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Cast and Band


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CAST

James King, Hedwig

Lauren Mayer, Yitzhak

 

BAND

Giustin MacLean, Skszp / Keys

Iain Leslie, Krzyzhtof / Guitar

Erik Larson, Jacek / Bass

Robert Purcell, Schlatko / Drums



James King, Hedwig

James KingFor Hart House Theatre: The Baker in Into The Woods, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Selected Credits: Featured Performer in Manhattan Concert Series (Soulpepper); All For Beaver Hats, Laura Secord, The Notorious Right Robert & His Robber Bride (Festival Players of Prince Edward County); Jesus in Godspell, Hastings The MusicalAleck Bell (Tweed & Co. Theatre); Dennis in Scooter Thomas (Black Rabbit Theatre) Taming of The Shrew, Measure For Measure (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival).

About: James is a multi-faceted performer who hails from North Augusta, ON. He is a graduate of the music theatre program at St. Lawrence College. Also a singer-songwriter, he released his debut EP Where Will You Take Me in early 2017. His band James King & The Midnight Hours currently holds a residency at The Amsterdam Bicycle Club, and perform regularly throughout the city. See more here. “Buy the ticket, take the ride” – HST

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Lauren Mayer, Yitzhak 

Lauren MayerFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Florinda in Into The Woods (Randolph Theatre/Tim French), Little Sally in Urinetown (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Edinburgh Fringe), Lavinia in Willy’s Bitches (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Edinburgh Fringe), Feat. Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Lower Ossington Theatre), Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family Musical (Alexander Showcase Theatre), Percy in 7 Stories (Sour Dog Theatre/The Loose Moose Theatre – Calgary, AB), Frenchie in The Life (Call It A Day Productions). 

About: Born and raised in Toronto, Lauren is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts (2014), and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2015), where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. Additionally, Lauren co-owns the production company, Call It A Day Productions. Lauren is incredibly grateful to be making her Hart House debut in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a show that she has held close to her heart for a very long time.

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Iain Leslie, Krzyzhtof / Guitar

Iain LeslieFor Hart House Theatre:  Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wedding Singer 

About: Iain is an accomplished guitarist, singer, songwriter, and educator. He has a Certificate in Jazz Performance from Humber College and has performed in seven countries over two continents. He has performed with Doghouse Rose, Daniel Panetta, Greg Williams, Julia Carlucci and more.  Thanks to Giustin and the whole Hart House team for another great run! 
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Erik Larson, Jacek / Bass

Erik LarsonFor Hart House Theatre: Carrie: the musical, Into the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Selected credits: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Steppin’ Out), School of Rock (Bravo Academy), Addams Family (Randolph Academy), Music Man (Drayton Entertainment).

About: Erik is a fourth year student of the Humber College Bachelor of Music program. He was the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Gordon and Anne Wragg Music Scholarship and a member of Humber’s flagship ensemble, the Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble. Erik is an avid performer who has played across the province with Humber colleagues to members of the Stratford Festival. Special thanks to Giustin and the rest of the team for such an inc(h)redible experience!

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Robert Purcell, Schlatko / Drums

Robert PurcellFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits:  Avenue Q, Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret, Don’t Stop Me Now (Lower Ossington Theatre); Bare (Toronto Youth Theatre); Shrek the Musical, Hair, Full House the Musical (Randolph Theatre).

About: Originally from Halifax Nova Scotia, drummer Robert Purcell has been making a name for himself since arriving in Toronto in 2011. As a genuine lover of music Robert brings a humble joy to every project he is involved in, as well as a high standard of professionalism and experience not commonly seen in younger players. Robert is excited to be back playing Hedwig for the third time.

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