Wesley Barnes (Junior Davis) is a Los Angeles native currently residing in New York City. He received his BA in Theatre Performance with Minors in Musical Theatre and Communications. Favorite credits include: In the Heights (TUTS), Footloose (Ren), Proof (Hal), Chicago, Reckless. He has toured internationally as a choral vocalist and with dance companies throughout Europe and Taiwan. Many thanks to God, family, friends and JAG Productions for this opportunity. Jer 29:11
Bill Carmichael * (Mr. Pendleton) was last seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia. Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Cats, and Peter Pan. Bill was in the original production of Forbidden Broadway and can be heard on the original cast recording. In Los Angeles he was in the original US premiere of Ragtime, Forever Plaid and Sweeney Todd with Kelsey Grammer , Neil Patrick Harris and Christine Baranski. 1st National tours include Phantom of the Opera, City of Angels, Ragtime and Cats. Bill’s many local productions include Other Desert Cities (Vermont Stage), The Crucible (Northern Stage), Sight Unseen (Flynn Space), and 16 productions at Saint Michaels Playhouse. Having worked with Jarvis last year on Laughter on the 23rd Floor (ArtisTree Theatre Company), Bill is thrilled to be in JAG Productions' inaugural production. He lives in Vergennes where he owns and operates the Emerson House B&B with his wife Sue.
John Henry Carter (Bobby Marrow) is a graduate from Otterbein University where he played such roles as Hanschen in Spring Awakening and Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. He toured with the Theatreworks USA production of Click Clack Moo! in 2014. He recently finished a season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, playing such roles as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, the Duke in Cinderella, and ensemble in Beauty & The Beast. Choir Boy is an honest and beautifully written play that strikes home for John, and he is truly honored to be a part of this production.
Alex Grayson (Anthony Justin “AJ” James) is thrilled to be playing the role of AJ in Choir Boy. Alex is a native of Watertown, New York. Some of his previous work includes: Zuccotti Park (2016 NYC Fringe), Toy Story: The Musical (Disney Cruise Line) and Rent (Walter Gloor Stage). Alex is an alumni of SUNY Fredonia.
Erick Pinnick * (Headmaster Marrow) was most recently seen in New York in the new musical, The Joint, as Melvin Brinkley opposite Brenda Braxton. Other NYC credits include Tin Pan Alley Rag with Roundabout Theatre Company and A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. He appeared in the National Tour of Sunset Boulevard starring Petula Clark and the European Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar as Pilate. In 2015, he was nominated for a Broadway World Award for his performance of Alan in Baby at Infinity Theatre. Previous roles include Henry in Race, Eugene in Yellowman, Curtis in Dreamgirls, Mitch in Spelling Bee, Tinman in The Wiz, Jake in Side Show and Valentin in Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Recordings include Lost Broadway: The Songs of Jerome Kern and Follies at Papermill Playhouse. Mr. Pinnick is a graduate of James Madison University and a proud member of Actors Equity Association. www.erickpinnick.com.
Claxton Rabb (David Heard) National Tour: Three Little Birds (2nd National Tour). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), 8 by Dustin Lance Black (Spencer), Freedom Summer (James Forman). Collegiate: Rent (Angel), A Year With Frog and Toad (Toad), Spring Awakening (Otto), The Rocky Horror Show (Phantom), The Way of Water (Jimmy). Member of the National Broadway Chorus. Recent graduate with honors from the American University, B.A. Musical Theatre. All the love and thanks to my family for their endless support! www.claxtonrabb.com; Instagram: @claxtonrabb
Will T. Travis (Pharus Jonathan Young) is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and is thrilled to be making his debut with JAG Productions! Previous credits include: Twelfth Night (Orsino), To Kill A Mockingbird (Tom Robinson), Hairspray (Seaweed), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian). Special thanks to my friends and family for their continued support and everyone involved in this production. God Bless! @willttravis
*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States*
Tarell Alvin McCraney (Playwright) is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays: The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water, and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. They have been performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, The Public Theater in New York, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, at a trio of theaters in the Bay Area: Marin Theatre Company, ACT, and Magic Theatre, as well as the Young Vic in London (Olivier Award nomination) and around the world. Other plays include The Breach (Southern Rep, Seattle Rep), Wig Out! (Sundance Theatre Institute, Royal Court, and Vineyard Theatre - GLAAD Award for Outstanding Play), and American Trade (Royal Shakespeare Company/Hampstead Theatre). Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he is an ensemble member, will produce the world premiere of his commissioned play, Head of Passes in the spring of 2013.
Tarell was the Royal Shakespeare Company’s International Playwright in Residence in 2009-2011, where he co-edited and directed the Young People's Shakespeare production of Hamlet which toured throughout the UK and was presented at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. He is the recipient of the prestigious Whiting Award and Steinberg Playwright Award, as well as London's Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, the inaugural New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, and the inaugural Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. He is a graduate from the New World School of the Arts High School, the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, and the Yale School of Drama. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a member of Teo Castellanos/D-Projects in Miami.
Jarvis Antonio Green (Director) is the Founding Producing Artistic Director of JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts. He is the former Director of Theatre Arts at ArtisTree Community Arts Center right outside of beautiful Woodstock, VT. Jarvis received his training at the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, Anderson University and South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts. Directing credits: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Fiddler on the Roof (ArtisTree Theatre Company), The 39 Steps, Master Class, Porgy and Bess in Concert, Oliver!, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors (BarnArts Center for the Arts), Suessical the Musical (NCCT).
Darius Smith (Music Director/Vocal Arranger) is happy to join JAG's production of Choir Boy. This is the 4th production nationally to use his Choir Boy arrangements, with his last opportunity at Marin Theater Company bringing him a SF Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Music Direction. Darius works extensively between NYC and DC. Last year he was seen Off-Broadway in Futurity (Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical) and prior to that music directing Three Little Birds (New Victory Theater). His DC music direction credits include Jelly's Last Jam, La Cage aux Folles, Soon,and Dreamgirls (Signature Theater), The Producers, The Little Mermaid, and Once on This Island (Olney Theater Center) and Carrie (Studio Theater), as well as many others. He has also premiered several original works in the DC area, including: The Snowy Day (book by David Toney, Helen Hayes nomination - Outstanding TYA Production, Adventure Theatre-MTC), U.G.L.Y. (SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab), Songs in the Key of Chocolate (54 Below and Signature Theater). In February 2017, he can be seen accompanying and music directing the regional premiere of His Eye is on the Sparrow at Portland Center Stage. Darius was a finalist in the 2015 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Competition and had the honor of receiving Signature Theatre's Young Artist Citation at their 2015 Sondheim Gala.
Dan Daly (Scenic Designer) is a Brooklyn based scenic designer. Previous design work includes the world premieres of Utopia, Minnesota and Where Have You Gone as part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Director Series; Trojan Women, Mud, The Infernal Machine, and The Crazy Locomotive while the Scenic Design Fellow at the Hangar Theatre; Dark Sisters, the "emerging artists" production for Pittsburgh Opera's 75th anniversary season; Ghost in the Meadow, Tilting Ground, and Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse; Spring Awakening and Sideshow at the Boston Conservatory; and The Good Girl at 59E59 Theaters. MFA: Carnegie Mellon University. www.dandalydesign.com
Brian J Lilienthal (Lighting Designer) Over 250 productions at: 59E59, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, Capital Rep, Cherry Lane, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, GEVA Theatre Center, Gloucester Stage Company, Merrimack Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Playmakers Rep, South Coast Rep, Trinity Rep, among many. Opera credits include: Long Beach Opera, Bard Summerscape, Portland Opera Repertory Theatre. Mr. Lilienthal has won the Los Angeles Ovation Award, and has been nominated for multiple IRNE awards in Boston. He teaches lighting design at Tufts University. Mr. Lilienthal is a drummer with a rockabilly/jump blues quartet that performs throughout the Boston metro area.
Holly Levison (Costume Designer) Over the last 17 years, Holly has devoted her life to learning the fine art of theatrical costuming and the nuances of creating living, breathing, believable characters. Her work has found a voice in over 200 productions for high schools, summer camps, enrichment centers for special needs children and adults, and regional theatre companies. She has been fortunate to work with a diverse group of actors over the years, allowing her to savor their skills, insights, and brilliance, while augmenting their individual process of becoming a character. Being a silent voice within Choir Boy is spiritually magical.