Nutcracker Cast bios
Telly Leung (Nutcracker / [Joseph] Suitor 1 / [Cousin David] Suitor 2) is a New York City native, Broadway performer, recording artist, producer, & theater arts teacher. His Broadway & national touring credits include Aladdin in Disney's "Aladdin" on Broadway, In Transit, Allegiance (with George Takei & Lea Salonga), Godspell, Rent (final Broadway company), Wicked (Boq, original Chicago company), Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song. In 2010, he starred as Angel in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl opposite Wayne Brady, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Regionally, he's performed at Philadelphia Theater Company, Pittsburgh CLO, The St. Louis MUNY, Dallas Theater Center, The Shakespeare Theater Company in D.C., North Carolina Theater, and North Shore Musical Theater. Television audiences will remember him as Wes the Warbler on “Glee", as well as his guest star appearances on "Instinct", “Odd Mom Out,” “Deadbeat” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Telly is featured as a coach for the Jimmy Awards in the PBS documentary, "Broadway or Bust". He can be heard on many original Broadway cast recordings and has released two solo albums - I’ll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016) - on The Yellow Sound Label. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. He has taught master classes and courses at American universities like NYU, Nazareth College, The University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon and Point Park and has been a guest teacher at drama programs all over the world, from Edinburgh to Tokyo. His producing credits include the concert series “Broadway Back Together”,the musical short film GRIND (starring Anthony Rapp) and “The Nice List”, a virtual holiday musical for the whole family. Twitter / Instagram: @tellyleung. Website: www.tellyleung.com
Storm Lever (Marie / Nursemaid) BROADWAY: Duckling Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. OFF-BROADWAY: Dorothy in The Wringer (City Center). REGIONAL: Wendy in Fly (La Jolla Playhouse); Polexia in Almost Famous (The Old Globe); Duckling Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse); Savannah/ Ensemble in Freaky Friday (Signature Theater / Alley Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, La Jolla); and Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep). TV/FILM: Jane in No One Called Ahead. Love to my chosen family, my OG family, B.F.A.mily University of Michigan, and to BRS/Gage. @_stormieweather
David Carl (General / Astronomer / Mouse King) is the writer/performer of Trump Lear which had sold-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe (2018/2019), an 18 month run Off-Off Broadway, and a live stream from his home in the Spring of 2020 during the Pandemic. Other original works include Gary Busey's One Man Hamlet (As Performed by David Carl), 200 Impressions in 60 Minutes, and David and Katie Get Re-Married. NYC Theater/Comedy credits include: Santa in The Truth About Santa by Greg Kotis, Things that Don't Happen by Lia Romeo, Point Break LIVE!, and The Awesome 80s Prom. David is also an improviser/sketch comedian/impressionist who has performed at UCB, Caroline's, and Union Hall. TV/Film credits include: The Big Fib (Disney Plus), Mr. Robot (USA), The Enemy Within (NBC), Blue Bloods (CBS), Divorce (HBO), Montauk, The Revival, and Same Boat. Voiceover credits include: Marvels (Stitcher podcast), Wolverine: The Lost Trail (Stitcher podcast), Master Lecture Series (Audible), and dozens of commercials for radio, TV, and film. Check out more at www.davidcarlonline.com.
Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Louise / Mouserinks / Miss Gertrude) Most recently heard in Resounding’s Dracula as Mina, catch Lindsay in the new season of Dickinson on AppleTV+, as Leland Palmer in the FX series Fosse/Verdon and online as Gail Liner in Submissions Only. Broadway/Tours: Kinky Boots (Lauren, First Nat’l Tour), Elf (Jovie, Nat’l Tour), Lysistrata Jones (Robin), Legally Blonde, Hairspray. Off Broadway and Regional: Loch Ness (Nessie); The Heart of Rock and Roll (Nina, The Old Globe); Chick Flick (Sheila, Westside Theatre); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (George Street Playhouse); Clue Onstage (Miss Scarlett, Bucks County Playhouse); Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Robyn); Triassic Parq (Velociraptor of Science, SoHo Rep). Twitter and Instagram: @heyitslnc. www.lindsaynicolechambers.com
Siho Ellsmore (Miss Clara / Princess Pirlipat / Cook) is so excited to be working with the Resounding Team again for this Holiday Adventure! Siho was in the frighteningly good debut performance of Dracula with Resounding this past Halloween. Siho is an actor and voice actor originally from Melbourne Australia. She has appeared on Neighbours (Australia), MTV, Comedy Central and independent short films. As a voice actor Siho has voiced commercials for Hinge, AIG and EA Sports. She can be heard shouting as the Junker Queen in the hit video game Overwatch and she recently played an excitable puppy in the new animated series Scribble Scrubbies for Crayola. Learn more at sihoellsmore.com.
Jillian Louis (Frau Stahlbaum / Queen) is thrilled to perform with Resounding! Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor, Midnight Street (AD), Chick Flick; Tour: Cheers (Diane) & The Glass Menagerie (Laura). TV: Law & Order SVU, Show Me A Hero, Louie. Film: Mount Joy. NYC, regional, UK: Ars Nova, Theatre for the New City, American Theatre Group, The York, NY Musical Festival, Denver Center, North Shore, Florida Rep, Florida Studio, The Prince, The Walnut, Casa Manana, Buxton Opera House, and many more! Concert/cabaret: Town Hall, Symphony Space, Bryant Park, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Cabaret 313, St. Louis Rep. Jillian loves new art and emerging artists and has contributed to the development of over 200 new projects! She teaches with Paper Kite Arts and Artists & Beyond and will release an album soon. @jillian.louis.nyc JillianLouis.com
Robert Ian Mackenzie (Drosselmeier / Dentist / Physician) Following numerous occupations ranging from a London policeman to a waterski instructor on the Greek island of Corfu to managing director of a manufacturing company, Robert finally took the plunge to become an actor. Since then, his performance career has been multifaceted. Films include Voices Over the Water (release 2021), The Good Shepherd, The Thomas Crown Affair, A Fish Called Wanda, A View to a Kill, and Escape to Athena. Robert has appeared on theatrical stages throughout the USA, Ireland, Japan, and the UK, including London’s West End (Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, Foul Play) and New York City (Agamemnon at La MaMa, India Awaiting at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Enchanted Wanderer at Avery Fisher Hall, and the Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s The Dreyfus Affair, Tolstoy's Last Days, Heinrich Heine, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Akhmatova, Jekyll and Hyde at Symphony Space). He has played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol many times in New York City. Regional theatre performances include The Mystery of Attraction at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Pacific at the Hangar Theatre, Christmas Carol at Syracuse Stage, and Forget Herostratus, Jekyll and Hyde, and Pride & Prejudice at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Television appearances include All My Children, Guiding Light, and The Late Show with David Letterman. Robert has sung leading baritone roles in New York City (Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschera, Nabucco, Aida) and in Ireland at the Cork Opera House (Carmen and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado and Pirates of Penzance). His most recent theatrical appearance was at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in the Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s Akhmatova – The Heart is not Made of Stone. Robert has appeared in many TV commercials in addition to doing voiceovers for both radio and television. He has also narrated 72 audiobooks.
Chris Renfro (Fritz / Lord Chancellor / DZ) performed in Resounding's inaugural production of Dracula and is excited to return for this Winter Audioland! He is a comedy writer and performer based in Los Angeles where he regularly performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City Theatres. Select credits include: Reno 911! (Quibi), My Little Brony (Playroom Theatre, NYC), Chisme y Queso (Center Theatre Group, LA), CBS Diversity Showcase 2019, and a handful of CollegeHumor/DROPOUT shows & sketches.
Stuart Williams (Dr. Stahlbaum / King / Mathematician) OffB’way/NYC: The Report (w/Michael Countryman), The Future (PS122), rogerandtom (59E59), Così (Urban Stages), Under the Blue Sky (US prem), Safari Party (US prem), An Ideal Husband (The Connelly), Regional: Syracuse Stage, Gateway Playhouse, Kimmel Center, Seven Angels, TV: The Plot Against America (HBO), Turn: Washington’s Spies (AMC). Many thanks to Steve and Resounding.