Baby Its You
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  • Cast Beth Leavel

    BETH LEAVEL (Florence Greenberg) received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway credits include Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy for You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War, Ellie in Hal Prince's Show Boat and Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. Ms. Leavel was also seen in the City Center Encores! production of No, No, Nanette as Lucille. Numerous Off-Broadway, commercials, TV and regional theatre. MFA from UNC-G. Proud mom to T.J. and Sam. Grateful to my boys @BRS. Thankful to have the chance to tell Florence's story.

    Cast Geno Henderson

    GENO HENDERSON (Jocko, Chuck Jackson, Ronald Isley, Bass Man, Gene Chandler) A native of Los Angeles, Geno began playing guitar at the age of nine. He has toured and/or recorded with: The Gap Band, The Pointer Sisters, Billy Preston, Roberta Flack, and others. As a scholarship recipient, Geno studied at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. His performance is dedicated to the memory of his beloved cousin, Mr. Roscoe Lee Browne.

    Cast Kelli Barret

    KELLI BARRETT (Mary Jane Greenberg, Lesley Gore) B'way: The Royal Family. Off-B'way: Rock of Ages. Regional: The Last Goodbye (Williamstown), Knickerbocker Holiday (York MUFTI), Gypsy (WBT), Ace (Old Globe, Cincy Playhouse, St. Louis Rep), Bright Lights, Big City (Prince). Film/TV: Remember Me, The Switch, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Mr. Popper's Penguins, "L&O:SVU," "The Good Wife," "Ugly Betty," "I Just Want My Pants Back," "As the World Turns." UARTS alumna. God is awesome!

    Cast Christina Sajous

    CHRISTINA SAJOUS (Shirley) Broadway: American Idiot (The Extraordinary Girl). Off-B'way: King Lear (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Regional: American Idiot (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Who's Tommy (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Aida (Artpark). Tour: Rent (national/Japan). TV: "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards" (CBS), "One Life to Live" (ABC). Concert: Patti LaBelle (featured soloist). Training: International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam and a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. This is dedicated to my grandmother, mother and the Luedtke Agency.

    Cast Kyra Da Costa

    KYRA DA COSTA (Beverly, Ruby) Kyra Da Costa is a graduate from New York's La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts and Howard University. She performed alongside Bette Midler as a Harlette at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, which can now be seen on HBO. She is the proud daughter of an NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Floyd Little. Kyra's Broadway credits include: AIDA, Golden Boy (Encores!), Dreamgirls, and the role of Helene in Sweet Charity. Other credits: Finian's Rainbow and an award winning performance as Brenda in Smokey Joe's Cafe. Kyra has appeared in over 10 national commercials, guest star and co-starring roles on TV, was a host on TLC and in one indie film. She has had the amazing opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall on two separate occasions, and has shared the stage with several of "The Greats", such as, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Sting, Billy Joel, India Arie, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jerreau, Joh Hendricks, Diane Reeves, Melba Moore and more. Kyra is thrilled to be back on Broadway in Baby It's You! She thanks God, her family and friends for their love and support.www.KyraDaCosta.com

    Cast Allison Cimmet

    ALISON CIMMET (Standby Florence Greenberg) Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, Chance & Chemistry (Actor's Fund). NY/Regional favorites: Mame (Kennedy Center), Finding Nemo (Disney workshop, cast recording), She Loves Me (Westport Country Playhouse). Training: Brown University, Tanglewood. Thanks to AG, Elissa, Dad, David, and Max & Gavin. For Mom. www.AlisonCimmet.com

    Cast Chelsea Morgan Stock

    CHELSEA MORGAN STOCK (Standby Mary Jane Greenberg, Lesley Gore) Broadway: The Little Mermaid (Ariel - First replacement; Andrina -Original Cast and Cast Recording). Regional: Annie Get Your Gun (Winnie Tate, Goodspeed); A Year With Frog and Toad, Kiss Me Kate (Weston Playhouse). BFA, Boston Conservatory. Thanks to DGRW, my friends and family, especially Mom, Dad, and Whit! I'm so grateful!

    Cast Erica Dorfler

    ERICA DORFLER (Dance Captain, Schoolyard Dancer, Millie) Broadway: Memphis. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q. National Tours: Mamma Mia!, Rent. Proud graduate, University of Miami. A very special thank you to Rachel Hoffman, the BIY team and the super awesome rockstars at The Mine. Much love to Mom, Dad, Eva, Trevor and my amazing friends and family JMMLWJBG. http://ericadorfler.com

    Cast Zachary Prince

    ZACHARY PRINCE (Standby Stanley Greenberg, Murray Schwartz) Broadway Debut! Past work includes Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (1st Nat'l Tour) and The Baker in Into the Woods (dir. Moises Kaufman). Last seen in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever at Powerhouse Theater (dir. Michael Mayer). BFA, Carnegie Mellon. For Mom & Dad. www.zacharyprince.com

    Cast Ken Robinson

    KEN ROBINSON (Standby Luther Dixon, Jocko, Chuck Jackson, Ronald Isley, Gene Chandler) Ken is thrilled to make his Broadway debut with Baby It's You! He has a BA in economics from Morehouse College.  In 2009 Ken graduated with an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, where he met his wife, Christina.  And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson!

    Cast Allen Louis

    ALLAN LOUIS (Luther Dixon) Louis' grounding as an actor has kept him busy from coast to coast, reinventing himself at every turn with performances ranging from the reverent to the outrageous. Credits: Antigone, directed by Kate Whoriskey, Booker T. Washington in Ragtime, "Boston Legal," "CSI: Miami," "Grey's Anatomy," "Privileged" and Dr. William Palmer in Stomp the Yard. Special thanks to Carol Weiss and Blossom Wagner.

    Cast Barry Pearl

    BARRY PEARL (Bernie Greenberg, Milt Gabler, Bass Man) Original California cast BIY! Broadway: Debut 1961, Bye Bye Birdie (Randolph),Oliver! (Fagin's Boys), A Teaspoon Every Four Hours (Bruce), Lenny's Back (Lenny Bruce), The Producers (Swing). TV: "ER," "Criminal Minds," "House." Series Regular: "CPO Sharkey," "Superior Court," "New Love American Style," "Professor Tinkerputt" with "Barney the Dinosaur." Film: Doody in Paramount's Grease. LA Ovation Nominee. DramaLogue, SB Independent Press and SD Playbill Awards winner.

    Cast Brandon Uranowitz

    BRANDON URANOWITZ (Stanley Greenberg, Murray Schwartz, Johnny Cymbal, Kingsman) Broadway debut! Tour: Rent (2009 Broadway Tour; dir. Michael Greif). Regional: Adult Eugene in Brighton Beach Memoirs & Broadway Bound (The Old Globe; dir. Scott Schwartz), Ragtime (world premiere cast; dir. Frank Galati). Off Broadway: Twelfth Night (The Kirk Theatre; 2009 Falstaff Award nomination). Television: "Law and Order: CI" and "As the World Turns." This is dedicated to the ones I love. www.brandonuranowitz.com

    Cast Erica Ash

    ERICA ASH (Micki, Romantic, Dionne Warwick) Erica Ash is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and pre-med graduate of Emory University. As a cast member of the regional production of Baby It's You at the Pasadena Playhouse in California she won the 2010 NAACP Theater Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Micki/Maxine Brown. A passionate performing artist, her skills include: acting, comedy, writing, singing, modeling, dancing and choreography. Theatre credits include The Lion King (Nala); Spamalot (Lady of the Lake); Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Baby It's You (Micki, MaxineBrown/Dance Captain); The Women Of Brewster Place (Tee - Ovation Awar Winner). TV includes: "MADtv," ""The Big Gay Sketch Show," "Sketch Comedy Pilot with Jamie Foxx" and "Cold Case". Film includes: Minano Ie / All About our House (Naomi). Erica Ash is the creator and writer of the comedic advice blog The Deviled Angel (www.thedeviledangel.com ) and a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA and WGA. Erica would like to sincerely thank God, her family, close friends and loyal fans for keeping her grounded and focused. To learn more please visit www.ericaash.com, www.twitter.com/TheEricaAsh, www.Facebook.com/eash11.

    Cast Crystal Starr Knighton

    CRYSTAL STARR KNIGHTON (Doris, Romantic) Crystal Starr Knighton began singing around her hometown of West Covina, CA in church. She landed her first professional gig at age sixteen singing background for Jessica Simpson. In between classes at Santa Monica College where Crystal majored in music, she shared the stage with major artists, Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams, Kanye West, Jermaine Jackson, Heather Headley, Neyo, Nancy Wilson, John Legend, Babyface, Howard McCrary, Joss Stone and Smokey Robinson, and also appeared on "American Idol". She recently toured as a featured vocalist with Latin superstars Joan Sebastian and Cristian Castro. Crystal was in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Baby It's You!, where she has performed nightly for industry veterans such as Quincy Jones, Clive Davis, Rod Stewart and Don Conrnelius. Crystal just finished her self titled album, which you can purchase here now. "Crystal Starr" is a new mixture of modern pop/urban with elements from the 60s and 70s. Her voice and her songs make this record a must have for your music collection.

    Cast Jahi Kearse

    JAHI A. KEARSE (Schoolyard Dancer) is thrilled to make his Broadway debut in Baby It's You. Regional Credits: Soweto (S.Africa FHYEA), Atlanta, Times, Conversations With Ice (Holland), The Hobbit, 5 Guys Named Moe, American Song (The Alliance Theatre), Passing Strange, TopDog/UnderDog (The Studio Theatre), GutBusting Blues (True Colors). JahiKearse.com

    Cast Annette Moore

    ANNETTE MOORE (Standby Beverly, Ruby, Doris, Micki, Dionne Warwick, Millie, School Yard Dancer) Making her Broadway debut, Annette is a Southern California Native and an original cast member of Baby It's You. LA. Favorite Credits: Lion King Hong Kong (Nala), The musical Working in China (Kate), Hair (Sheila), Godspell, and Mame. She'd like to thank Jesus, her family, and friends for their support.

    Cast Berlando Drake

    BERLANDO DRAKE (Standby Shirley, Micki, Romantics, Dionne Warwick, Millie, School Yard Dancer) Berlando Drake is proud to make her Broadway debut after originating the role of Shirley at the Pasadena Playhouse! Toured with the Ray Charles Orchestra as a Raelette and is currently a member of the soul group, Friends of Distinction. Her performances are dedicated to her father Edward and she thanks her family for their love and support. Look Mom, I'm on Broadway!

    Cast Adam Heller

    ADAM HELLER (Standby Bernie Greenberg, Milt Gabler, Bass Man) Broadway: Caroline, or Change; A Class Act; Victor/Victoria; Falsettos; Les Miserables. Off-Broadway: Make Me a Song; The Immigrant; Endgame; Merrily We Roll Along; Normal. Recent regional: Old Globe; Arden; Goodspeed; Round House; DTC; Kennedy Center. TV: "The Sopranos;" "Law & Order" (all); "Queens Supreme;" "Oz." Graduate: NYU/Tisch.

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