With Memphis on The Rep’s MainStage right now, we thought it would be fun to showcase more of the cool backgrounds of some of the actors and where you might have seen them before they made it to our stage!
See last week’s post here.
We will start off with one of the stars of the show, Jasmin Richardson (Felicia). Before joining the Arkansas Repertory Theatre for our regional premiere of Memphis, she was Felicia on the national tour of the show, in addition to being Deena in Dreamgirls. She played the leading role in Aida and joined several cruise lines in her career.
Brent Michael DiRoma (Huey) was a part of the popular Jersey Boys and Avenue Q national tours and was in West Side Story at the Gateway Playhouse in Long Island, N.Y. Off the stage, you’ll probably find him playing his guitar.
Tony Perry (Delray) has had a long career in theatre, appearing in numerous New York City productions, including Allegro (Astoria Performing Arts Center), 74 Georgia Avenue (The National Yiddish Theatre), Shelter In Our Car (Symphony Space), Martin: Before The Dream (Negro Ensemble Company), Repo: The Genetic Opera (Wings Theatre), The Groove Factory (New York Musical Theatre Festival) and The Bonus Army (Gym at Judson). Regional credits include Ain’t Misbehavin (Mason Street Warehouse), Five Guys Named Moe (Pioneer Theater), Dreamgirls (ReVision Theatre), Big River (Theatre Harrisburg), Me and My Girl (Capitol Theatre), Smokey Joes Café (Irving Street Rep), The Rocky Horror Show (Capitol Theatre) and A Grand Night For Singing (Ramada Express Casino). You also may have seen him in films like Mickey and Finding Oz: A Journey Home. Here is something else that is very cool that you didn’t know: He has traveled North America in a concert of Yiddish and African-American music and has three albums available on iTunes.
Before making his Rep debut, Gregory L. Williams (Gator) appeared in the first national tour of Hair and Lincoln Center Production of South Pacific; Off-Broadway credits include Broadway’s Rising Stars III (The Town Hall) and The Wake (The York Theatre Company); Regional: South Pacific (Paper Mill Playhouse), RENT (Pioneer Theatre Company), A Funny Thing… (Triarts Sharon Playhouse).
Read more about these performers and the rest of the talented cast of Memphis here!