Leanne Borghesi (Jan)
Thrilled to make her La Mama debut! Bazazz, 40 Naked Women, A Monkey & Me (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center), U.Y.A (P.S.122), Secret Garden (Medlock, TheatreWorks), Oliver (Nancy, PCPA), Scalpel! (Martha), Bat Boy (Meredith), Tommy (Acid Queen), Dames at Sea (Mona), Cabaret: Divalicious (MetropolitanRoom), B.O.O.B.S. Defying Gravity (Rrazz Room & MBar-Hollywood). LeanneBorghesi.com
Ryan Clardy (Mr. Irresistible) is not a robot, though he has played one onstage before (“Comic Potential” Heritage Repertory Theatre). Instead, he is an NYC based theatre, film, and TV actor. You might have seen him on One Life To Live or more recently starring online as Cane Haven for Empiretheseries.com (going into season 5 this summer). He’s appeared on numerous stages including Arena, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Kansas City Rep, and is a member of MTWorks’ acting company, but he’s excited to make his LaMaMa debut with such an Irresistible show. www.ryanclardy.com
Stephen DiBlasi (Joey)
A Cleveland native and graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Recent credits include Seussical the Musical (Horton), Brooklyn (Street Singer) and The Foreigner (Charlie Baker). Thanks to Mom, Dad, Chris, Mariah, The Luedtke Agency and the cast and creative team of Mr. Irresistible.
Cindy Goldfield (Eileen) is thrilled to be back in NY and working with D’Arcy Drollinger once again. Previous work with D’Arcy include SCALPEL! and Project:Lohan (LaMama, 2011.) She also previously worked with Chris Winslow on his original musical about internet dating, OMFG! Other regional credits include Center REP, TheatreWorks, 42nd Street Moon, San Jose Rep, Marin Theatre Company, Playground, and American Conservatory Theater. In addition to extensive voice-over work, Ms. Goldfield also enjoys the cabaret collaboration of Goldfield & Koldewyn.
Jacquelyn Graham received rave reviews in the New York Times for her role of (Sally) in Winner Take All directed by John Carrafa. Other credits include the role of (Zawadi)in Walt Disney World’s Festival of the Lion King. Graham earned an MFA in Theater from the University of Florida.
Mara Jill Herman (Debbie)
La Mama Debut! Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar, Showroom at Sea. Favorites include Guys & Dolls (Adelaide), Nerds (Sally u/s), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), Baby (Lizzie) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Maria). Proud auntie and published author. Thanks to the full team, Meg, Katie and Forrest. For Elana. marajillherman.com
Nicholas Park (Billy)
No stranger to the Sci-Fi musical scene, Nicholas recently took part in a production of BEDBUGS: The Comedy Sci-Fi Thriller Rock Musical and is THRILLED to revisit the genre! Love to the MR. IRRESISTIBLE team, friends, family, Brad and Lucy, and YOU! So take some and enjoy the show!!!
Molly Pope (Kat)
Solo/cabaret: Molly Pope, Okay?, Introducing Molly Pope, The Molly Pope Show (Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Laurie Beechman Theater, Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Australia), Downtown Series at Feinstein’s, Our Hit Parade. Stage: Mama in Dan Fishback’s “The Material World” (Dixon Place), Ruth Sherwood in “Wonderful Town” (Gallery Players). mollypope.com
Clayton Dean Smith (Mr. Abernathy)
Film/TV: Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Flight of the Conchords, Law and Order(s), The Sopranos, The Brave One (dir. Neil Jordan). Theater: Good Television (Atlantic Theater Lab), Outward Bound (Keen Company, Drama Desk nominee), Crossing Brooklyn (Transport Group), Project: Lohan (La MaMa), Lisa Kron’s The Veri**on Play (2012 Humana Festival, World Premiere).
Creatives & Crew
D’Arcy Drollinger (Book & Lyrics / Director) Original works include: Project: Lohan, Scalpel!, The Possession of Mrs. Jones, Pink Elephants, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Suburbia 3000, Shit & Champagne and The Cereal Killers.
D’Arcy has also worked as an actor, director, choreographer and producer. Other credits include: The Producers (first Broadway production), Hairspray the Musical (first Broadway production), F.A.G.G.O.T.S. The Musical, the Thrillpeddler’s revivals of the Cockettes musicals Vice Palace & Hot Greeks, and VH1′s Divas 2000 featuring RuPaul. He directed and co-starred in the stage adaptations of Sex and the City, Designing Women, Roseanne, Three’s Company. He is a co-founder of Back It Up Productions and Crackers In Bed, INC. D’Arcy is the creator and resident choreographer for Sunday Skool and the dance troupe SexiTude! He is an original member of the critically acclaimed post-punk San Francisco art-rock group Enrique and a firm believer in the ridiculous. Drollinger has been a participant in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. darcydrollinger.com
Trent Armand Kendall/ Onemoe Music (Producer) has produced highly successful runs of small original musicals, concerts and benefits in New York, St. Louis Mo., Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta & London. Onemoe Music received Best Musical| United Solo Festival New York for Picture Incomplete (starring Trent Armand Kendall @ 42nd St. Studio Theater), that has also enjoyed stunning runs at New York International Fringe Festival 2010 (La MaMa) and NYMF (45 Street Theater). Onemoe is currently developing Louis & Ella a new jazzical! and Traffic featuring the songs of Michael Polese. Onemoe Music partners with producer Karen Poindexter and General Manager Geoff Cohen. As an actor, Kendall has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National & International Tours, National Commercials, primetime network televison and London’s West End. He will be staring in the upcoming Los Angeles company of Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsborro Boys, directed by Susan Stroman. TrentKendall.com www.pictureincomplete.com
John Paolillo (Choreography)
Better known as Johnnie P, has been featured on television on such shows as LIVE with Regis and Kelly Featuring Joan Rivers (where he serves as the in-house production choreographer), and other shows such as The View, The Fox Morning Show, WB 11, and a number of NBC promos.
Dustin Cross is a New York based designer who has been costuming on and off Broadway and regionally for the last 10 years. His designs have received accolades such as “…Spot on Perfect” by Artes Magazine and “Excellent!” by The New York Times. CarnegieHall (The Christmas Rose starring Jane Seymour), The American Airlines Theater (The 24 Hour Plays), The Westside Theater (The Last Smoker in America/Assistant Designer) St Lukes Theater (Cougar The Musical and Zelda at the Oasis) and The Players Theater (Phantom, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol). dustincross.net ENJOY!
Anton Hedman & Sharon Boggs (Sound Design, Installation & Engineering) Under the direction of Anton Hedman, Sound Productions has provided custom sound design, theater sound reinforcement & engineering, DJ services, and live/studio recording for theaters, clubs, and corporate & private events since 1991. Recent theater productions include; Ray of Light Theater’s West Coast Premiere of Jerry Springer the Opera (The Victoria Theatre SF), Ray of Light Theatre’s “Assassins” and Sweeny Todd (Eureka Theater), Musical Theatre Works’ Footloose (Randall Museum SF) and NDNU’s RENT (NDNU Belmont). Corporate events; Rhythm & Moves annual conference; since 2005, Boris Goldmund Productions, Inc., See Jane Run ½ marathon (Alameda, CA; Seattle, WA; Boise, ID), Aruba Networks and Genentech. For more information and booking availability, please visit our website at www.soundproductions.biz, call 650.280.8476, or email AntonHedman@comcast.net.
Marcie A. Friedman (Stage Manager) National Tour: Kennedy Center’s Nobody’s Perfect, a musical for children that was simultaneously sung, in American Sign Language and open captioned. Select New York credits: Murder Ballad (Manhattan Theatre Club workshop), Saving Aimee (5th Avenue Theatre workshop), Born Bad (Soho Rep), 50 Words (MCC Theater), Prospect Theater, NYMF, NAMT, 3 seasons with Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Midsummer Night Swing. Proud member Actor’s Equity.
Jana Llynn (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone (1st Nat’l), Bridge & Tunnel, Company, The Moliere Comedies. Off-Broadway: A Letter to Harvey Milk, SILENCE! The Musical, Freckleface Strawberry, Masked, Drumstruck, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Matt & Ben (written & performed by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers), The Shawl (dir. Sidney Lumet, starring Dianne Weist), Beau Jest (3 yrs Off-B’way & director for Boston production), The Public, York, Vineyard, LAByrinth, Rattlestick, Mint, MCC, CSC. Regional: Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Crossroads Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Round House Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage (4 seasons). Favorite Industrial: PSM for Pfizer-Brazil Viagra Launch.