With Elf taking The Rep’s MainStage this week, we thought it would be fun to showcase some of the cool backgrounds of some of the actors and where you might have seen them before they made it to our stage!
We will start off with Jack Doyle* (Mr. Greenway), who has worked alongside many celebrated talents, including Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Tommy Tune, Sandy Duncan, Cy Coleman, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse, Kristin Chenoweth, and Susan Stroman. He has been featured in numerous Broadway productions and national tours, including Young Frankenstein (Mr. Hilltop), The Music Man (Barbershop Quartet), Beauty And The Beast (Lumiere), Crazy For You (Mingo), Tommy Tune’s Doctor Dolittle (Dolittle US), The Will Rogers Follies (Wrangler Quartet) and Funny Girl (Ziegfeld Tenor). He also has several credits Off-Broadway and regionally and has made appearances on “The Today
Show,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” The Tony Awards and “Broadway On Broadway.”
J.B. Adams* (Santa) has several Broadway credits to his name, including Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang (Grandpa), Beauty and the Beast (Maurice), Parade (Rosser), Me and My Girl (Sir Jasper) and Annie (Drake/Bert Healy), in addition to numerous Off-Broadway and regional credits across the country. You might have also seen him in movies like “Far From Heaven” and “I Married A Strange Person”; NBC shows, including “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “Law & Order: SVU'; and as Santa in the national Verizon FiOs commerical.
We are excited to bring David Hess* (Walter) back to The Rep after appearing in the 2013 world premiere of Treasure Island. He has been in Sweeney Todd (Sweeney/Judge Turpin standby) and Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler/Buffalo Bill standby) on Broadway and has performed on the prominent stages of Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. In addition to theatre on the Broadway and several regional stages, Hess has appeared in film and TV, including “New York Crossing” and “Tennessee Nights,” “The Americans”, “Elementary”, “The Good Wife” and “Royal Pains”
Lead Ethan Paulini* (Buddy) is a six-time veteran of The Rep, appearing previously in Compleat Wks of Wllm Shkspr, Avenue Q, White Christmas, The Who’s Tommy and The Full Monty. National tour and regional credits
include: Spelling Bee, Side Man, Urinetown, Spider Woman, Gross Indecency, Old Wicked Songs, The Last 5 Years, Forever Plaid, tick, tick…BOOM!, A Class Act, Moon Over Buffalo, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 39 Steps and Young Frankenstein (NH Theatre Award). He has appeared in TV and on film in “The Big Headache,” “It Is What It Is,” “Here and Now” (NBC) and “The Quinn-Tuplets” (CBS, directed by Emmy Award-winner Mimi Leder), as well as numerous national commercials.
While Tessa Faye
* (Deb) is making her Rep debut in Elf
, she is no stranger to theatre. With several regional credits to her name, including the CCC Best Supporting Actress-nominated role of Babe in Good News!
(Goodspeed Opera) and NHTA Best Supporting Actress-nominated role of Inga in Young Frankenstein
(Weathervane Theatre), she has also been featured on TV in shows “The Electric Company,” “Made” and “Pokemon Learning League.”
* (Jovie) is also making her debut here at The Rep after being featured in Les Misérables
(Eponine), Legally Blonde: The Musical
(Elle Woods) and Neil Simon’s
(Sophia) at the Ocean State Theatre Company, in addition to The Shadow Box
at Wimbledon Studio Theatre in London. Her educational background also extends internationally, having studied at Gaeity School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland and Rose Bruford College for Performing Arts in London.
Read more about these cast members of Elf
, as well as the rest of the cast here
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* Denotes actor is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association.