The Cast

MEET THE CAST

Jerielle MorwitzJerielle Morwitz (Linda) is a child of the 80’s through and through. Spandex and Alan Thicke will always have a very special place in her heart – so she is tickled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Spandex! Since the 80’s, she studied Musical Theatre at Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and moved to NYC after enjoying sea life aboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyage of the Seas (Krooze Komic/Singer). Here in the city she has been seen performing with companies including: Vital Theatre Company, The Gallery Players, Impetuous Theatre Group, & Theatre for a New City. Cabaret experiences include: Definite Possibilities… solo show at The Duplex and The Taffy Sisters at Don’t Tell Mama’s. Having found a theatre home away from home, Jerielle has enjoyed many a summer in upstate New York performing at The Theatre Barn and a few months in between at Cohoes Music Hall. Favorite experiences from all of the above include: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Betty), The Drowsy Chaperone (Chaperone), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Muriel), Musical of Musicals (Abby), Johnny Guitar (Vienna), Violet (Old Lady/Hotel Singer), Urinetown (Pennywise), 42nd Street (Dorothy Brock), and Merrily We Roll Along (Ensemble). Jerielle also sings with the Brooklyn-based group Tara Lynne Band and is looking forward to a show-filled summer! Love and copious amounts of eternal gratitude go to Mom, Scott, & Joe! www.jerielle.com
Brian DrummyBrian Drummy (Bob) is thrilled to be joining Spandex! Favorite credits include: a recent stint in the new national tour of Damn Yankees! (as Smokey), The Producers and Kiss Me Kate (at SRT Santa Rosa), and Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). Education: the Orange County School of the Arts and Chapman University. Thanks to his family, and his amazing family of friends.
Jaquez SimsJaquez André Sims (Trip) is a Chicago native. There at age 16 he began formal dance training at a local studio, Dance Gallery. He later attended the School of Ballet Chicago on a full tuition scholarship. Jaquez is a graduate of New York University—Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance and Communications. Regional Theatre credits: Aida (Ensemble), A Chorus Line (Butch, u/s Male Swing), & Hair (Tribe). Sims has performed works by such choreographers as Jill Johnson, William Forsythe, Nathan Trice, and most recently Maurice Hines’ in Apollo Club Harlem. Love, love, love and honor to Mom and Brick for always being there to squeeze me tighter than my awesome SPANDEX!
Sims LamasonSims Lamason (Lorraine) is experiencing déjà vu, having grown up wearing neon spandex in her gymnastics days. Originally from DC, she now has a usually-empty condo in Atlanta, as she bounces around the country living the traveling performer’s life. BA in Music and Theatre from The College of William and Mary. Favorite regional: Hope Cladwell (Urinetown), Betty Jean (Marvelous Wonderettes), Narrator (Joseph…Dreamcoat), Mother Mary (The Miracle), Aurora/Spiderwoman (Kiss of the Spiderwoman). Love to friends & family for supporting me, to Craig for believing in me, to husband Shawn for unconditionally loving me, and to Christ for saving me. Isaiah 61:1-4. Let’s burn it!! www.simslamason.com
Will BoyajianWill Boyajian (Dov), an upstate New York native, is thrilled to be making his New York City stage debut in Spandex! Will recently appeared in Actors Fund’s reading of Our Town. He graduated in the spring with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. College Credits included Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Working, Chicago, Plumfield Iraq and Nightmare. Regional credits included Lightoller in Titanic at the Hangar Theatre, and Cookie in Return to the Forbidden Planet at Hope Summer Rep Theatre.
Joseph SpitaleJoseph Spitale (Yuri) has been storing sweat bands his whole life in preparation for Spandex and is both pumped and thankful for this opportunity. After completing a Bachelor’s of Music Degree at the University of British Columbia, he took on Vancouver (Canada) productions of Anything Goes, La Bohème, The Gondoliers, and the role of Richard in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore. Joseph traveled to over 40 different countries as an Assistant Cruise Director for Princess Cruises. Recently, he graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and has been featured in numerous showcases in NYC including David Davila’s 52 Songs. Joseph would like to thank his family who supported his decision to pursue spandex acting in New York.
Paige SommererPaige Sommerer (Deacon) is ecstatic to join the cast of Spandex! Hailing from Kansas City, Paige graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in English where she performed with the Mizzou Repertory Theatre. Favorite roles include: Roxie Hart in Chicago, Rona Lisa Perretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Dollyheart Talbo in The Grass Harp. A new street New Yorker, Paige was last seen at NYMF’s premiere of Marina the Musical. Many thanks to the creative team for this thrilling opportunity. Love to my family!
Micah MimsMicah J. Mims (Raymond), born and raised in Concord, NC, is a recent southern transplant…only being in the NYC since middle of January. Micah graduated from East Carolina University, in May of 2009 where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre. Immediately following graduation Micah started working, as a resident company member of the Midtown Arts Center, one of america’s top dinner theaters in Fort Collins, Colorado. There, he was part of the regional premieres of RENT in which he portrayed the role of Steve and the musical AIDA in which he played the role of Mereb, just to name two of his favorites there. After a 2 year sit in Colorado, he then dabbled in the film world working on the popular Showtime TV series Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. His most recent work was done in Lewisburg, WV at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre where he served as Dance Captain and member of the Greenbrier Entertainers. He has also lent his hand in choreographing the Greenbrier Valley Theatres productions of Grease, as well as there recent production of Why Do Fools Fall In Love. His favorite professional roles to date are, “Richie” in A Chorus Line; “Mitchell M. Mahoney” in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; and “Othello” in Othello. He feels truly blessed and honored to be so favored as to continue his body of work as an actor, making his New York City debut, as a part of such an incredible production with such mind blowing talent. He would love to take the time and thank his loving family, “especially my mom, dad, and MY GRANNY who without them I couldn’t do anything I do today!!! I love you!” Check me out at www.micahmims.com or follow me on twitter @micahjmims
Zachary KaronZachary Karon (David) is thrilled to be performing in his first Off-Broadway show! He graduated from the University of Arizona in December with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz, Spamalot! and Hello Dolly at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre (ID) and The Night Heron at The Rogue Theatre (AZ). Special thanks to the creative team for this incredible opportunity, and to his family, whose love has stretched further than any spandex could. For Jimmy.
Dana HunterDana Hunter (Tammy) loves 2 things: Musicals. and Spandex. (& nature. 3. trees and ocean and green fields etc.) If it weren’t for the spandex recital costumes, Dana might have chosen to stick with soccer over dance. TGF SPANDEX, the Musical! Fave hobby: Spandex World dreaming. NYC Credits: Show Me Real (NYMF) with Clare Cook Dance Theater, Awarded “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play” by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity for Viola in Twelfth Night: Wall Street (Bleecker Street Theatre), FPSVD (NYC Fringe), Alba (Gene Frankel Theatre), Missunderstood, The Musical (Emerging Artists Theatre Co); Regional: Sweet Charity (Charity) & her solo show Heinz 57; Film: theACTOR Web Series (FunnyOrDie.com), Little Accidents (Sundance)… Dana studied Acting & Dance at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre & The Ailey School. www.DanaHunter.com
Rose OuelletteRose Ouellette (Jessica) is super stoked and ready to get sweaty with this fun cast of Spandex: The Musical. The Colorado native graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from Cal State Fullerton before heading to the east coast. She was last seen at the Signature Theater for NYMF’s premier of Ghostlight the Musical. Some of her favorite roles include Polly in Crazy For You, Maureen in Rent, Marcy in I Love You Because…. A special “spanx” to the creative team for the awesome opportunity and special love to my family, friends and my One and Only. Ju suis ame!
Brandon StansellBrandon Stansell (Joe/Ensemble) is honored to be making his Off-Broadway debut in spandex in SPANDEX! Hailing from Tennessee, Brandon did his first show on the Grand Ole Opry stage at age six and has worked for several Nashville-based production companies including: Opryland Productions, Matt Davenport Productions, and Big Idea Entertainment. Brandon was last seen dancing on Taylor Swift’s National and International Fearless Tour.
Alia MunschAlia Munsch (Ensemble/Makeup Artist) is thrilled to be a part of the Spandex team, as leg warmers and sweatbands are her favorite accessories. Favorite roles include Kiss Me Kate (Kate), Peter Pan (Peter), Once on this Island (Asaka), Zombie Prom (Miss Strict), A Chorus Line (Cassie), and SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney (The Devil). She hopes you enjoy the show!