Treasure Island Bios
ROB MCCLURE (LONG JOHN SILVER) comes directly from playing the title role in the Broadway production of Mrs. Doubtfire which is on hiatus but will return when curtains rise again in NYC. He received Tony, Drama League, Astaire, and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for his performance in the title role of Chaplin: The Musical. Rob’s other Broadway credits include Adam Maitland in Beetlejuice, Nick Bottom in Something Rotten!, Tim in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Noises Off, Jack Singer in Honeymoon In Vegas, I'm Not Rappaport, and the roles of Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q. He later received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance in the Avenue Q national tour. He delighted 92nd Street Y audiences in Kathleen Marshall’s salute to MGM musicals Going Hollywood and similarly charmed crowds at New York City Center Encores! in Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce. Regionally, he appeared in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Comedy Of Tenors and The Game’s Afoot both at the Cleveland Playhouse and Robert and Willie Reale’s Johnny Baseball at the American Repertory Theatre. A fan favorite at St Louis’s Muny, Rob has been seen there in Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins, Shrek, The Addams Family, Hello, Dolly!, Beauty & The Beast, Into the Woods & Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.
Particularly active in the Philadelphia theater scene, Rob has collaborated with the Arden Theatre Co. (A Funny Thing…,Flea and the Professor), The Walnut Street (Mozart in Amadeus, Carmen Ghiain The Producers), and many more, winning him two Barrymore Awards for Best Actor. Other regional work includes; Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, Delaware Theatre Co., Flat Rock Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. Rob recently made his film debut in the Award-winning short film Recursion, directed by Sam Buntrock for which Rob won Best Actor at both The Queen’s World and Williamsburg Independent Film Festivals. Recent TV credits include CBS’ Person of Interest, Elementary and The Good Fight.
MAGGIE LAKIS (JIM HAWKINS) - Bio coming soon.
VICTORIA HUSTON-ELEM (MOTHER / SMOLLETT / PARROT): is overjoyed to be telling stories once again. Shortly before the pandemic shut-down, she finally checked the Baker’s Wife off her bucket list in Flint Rep’s production of Into The Woods. Other favorite credits include: Finding Neverland (1st Nat), The Addams Family (1st Nat), The Circus In Winter (Goodspeed), Sunset Boulevard (NSMT), Les Miserables (Lyric), and Golden Boy Of The Blue Ridge (Prospect). Most recently, Victoria was featured on Artists In Residence: a benefit album recorded remotely during quarantine. Artists In Residence is streaming on all music platforms, with proceeds benefiting The Actor’s Fund. For more information, visit victoriahustonelem.com.
CHRISTIAN ELÁN ORTIZ (BONES / ROBBIE / GUNN): is thrilled to sail with this stellar band of Pirates on Treasure Island and sends all his love and thanks to the Resounding cast & crew! Broadway/Int’l Tour: West Side Story (Chino, Pepe, Shark Swing). Off-Broadway: Deathwatch (Maurice) - The Drama League DirectorFest, Lab for WAKE - IrishArtsCenter/Dublin’s THISISPOPBABY. Regional: Chase Brock’s new The Music Man (Tommy Djilas) - Flat Rock Playhouse, Evita (Dance Captain) -PA Shakespeare Festival, West Side Story (Chino, Bernardo U/S) - Guthrie Theater, Sacramento Music Circus. TV/Film: Dalliances, Zoom You, I Love You, But I Lied (Choreographer), G Train, Indigo Sun. Commercial: Joah, Men In Motion (Cover Model). Dance Company: BalletHispánico, TreyMcIntyreProject, Compañia Tania Perez-Salas. Resident Performer-TheBoxNYC. Ailey/Fordham BFA, Interlochen Arts Academy Graduate. AEA/ACCA Award-Outstanding Broadway Chorus 2009, Gene Kelly Award-Best Supporting Actor 2003. Agent: DDOArtistsAgency. Proud Actors’Equity & Democratic Socialists of America union member. IG: @christian_elan www.christianelanortiz.weebly.com
KURT UY (BLACK DOG / SQUIRE / DIRK): OFF-BROADWAY: Vietgone (NY Premiere, MTC); The Oldest Boy (World Premiere, LCT) RECENT NEW YORK: Be the Death of Me (The Civilians); Twelfth Night (Leviathan Lab). REGIONAL: Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Foster Mom (World Premiere, Premiere Stages); The Oldest Boy (West Coast Premiere, Marin Theatre Company); Common Enemy (World Premiere, Triad Stage) Tamburlaine the Great, Edward II (STC); Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare & Co.); As You Like It (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater). Television: Law and Order: SVU, FBI, CBS’s Tommy, Blue Bloods, ID’s A Crime to Remember, Netflix’s The OA. www.kurtuy.com
ROLONDA WATTS (SERGEANT / PETE / ENSEMBLE): For almost four decades, her name, face, and distinctive voice have been known by audiences everywhere, thanks to her many award-winning works in television, radio, film, digital media, comedy, and her new book; a romance suspense novel, DESTINY LINGERS, endorsed by Dr. Maya Angelou. The National Book Club Conference awarded Rolonda with the Bebe Moore Campbell Award for Excellence in Storytelling. She has also received the Editor’s Choice Award, as well as the Rising Star Award.
Most know her by one name, Rolonda, under which she launched her own internationally syndicated talk show (1994-1998), produced by King World Productions and her company, Watts Works Productions.
Rolonda began her television career as a local CBS news reporter at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina, before joining New Jersey Network, WNBC-TV where she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her Excellence in Live TV News Coverage. She would later join the WABC Eyewitness News team in New York where she served as an investigative news reporter, anchor, and host of the political news forum. Ro later co-hosted Lifetime television’s talk show Attitudes before joining Inside Edition as weekend anchor, producer, and senior correspondent. Then TV mogul Roger King made Ro an offer she couldn’t refuse; her own internationally syndicated TV talk show, Rolonda, which you can still watch today on The Rolonda Watts Channel on YouTube!
Ro’s deep, rich, and raspy voice is one of the most recognized in the business, serving as the Announcer for Divorce Court (FOXTV) and Judge Joe Brown (CBS). In animation, Rolonda just landed a role in the new animated LEGO’S series. She also stars with Tyler Perry in his first animated movie, Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Tough Love (Lionsgate). Rolonda is also the voice of Professor Wiseman on Curious George (Universal/PBS/Hulu). In video games, Rolonda is the voice of champion Illaoi in League of Legends.
In TV & movies, Rolonda enjoys her recurring role on Criminal Minds (CBS) in which she plays FBI Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Melissa Meyers. Ro also stars in the upcoming movies, The New Girl, Munchausen by Internet, and Dweller. Her other movies include: American Bred, Sister Code, House Party5: Tonight’s the Night (WB), Broken Roads, House Arrest, and A Mother’s Love, which won the highly coveted Five-Star Dove Award. Ro’s other movies include Second Chance Christmas, Christmas Mail, Soul Ties, and 25 Hill. She stars as Hollywood legend Dorothy Dandridge in Defying the Stars and Josephine Baker in Return to Babylon.
Ro is also a standup comedian, having headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC,
STUART WILLIAMS (LIVESEY / PEW / LOOKOUT): 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.