AVENUE Q CAST
STACIE BONO (Kate Monster, Lucy & others) is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut! New York theatre: Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbitt), Children of Eden (Yonah), Oliver! (Nancy), Going Down Swinging (Lina). London theatre: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Donna). US Equity regional theatre: My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle); White Christmas (Betty); Les Misérables (Fantine); Sense and Sensibility (Lucy Steele); Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey); The Last Five Years (Cathy); Promises, Promises (Fran); The Sound of Music (Maria); The Apple Tree (Eve, NHTA Awards Best Actress 2008). National tour: Barbie Live! in Fairytopia (Laverna). Film: When a Man Falls (Insight Films). Training: M.A. in Acting (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), B.F.A. Musical Theater (NYU). Special thanks to Adam Caldwell and Harden-Curtis. For Momma B, who has always inspired me with her impressive arsenal of funny voices and her everlasting ability to play.
KERRI BRACKIN (Mrs T., Bear & others; u/s Kate, Lucy) could not be more excited to join the New World Q family. Nat'l tours: Avenue Q, Hairspray. Regional: Hula Hoop (FST), Annie (Lyric OKC). University of Oklahoma (Phi Beta Kappa), OU Law School, M.S. Psychology (PACE). All my thanks to Adam Caldwell and Lisa Price (TPG). For my mom and dad and twin cousin, Allison.
GRACE CHOI (Christmas Eve) is ecstatic to be making her Off-Broadway debut! She is a proud graduate of Florida State University. An enormous thanks to Adam Caldwell and Lisa Price of Price Group Talent. Endless gratitude also goes out to Umma, Appa, Jeeae, M&D and friends for their unconditional love and support.
JASON JACOBY (Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear & others) is beyond thrilled to be back on “the avenue”, having previously starred in regional Q productions directed by Rick Lyon and Donna Drake. Off-Broadway: Rubble (with Bruce Vilanch, FringeNYC), G.B.S. (Clockwork Theatre, US premiere), Rescue Rue (NYMF), Le Hot Blu (New York Theatre Workshop). Regional: Cabaret, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast (Park Playhouse); The Piper (Capital Repertory Theatre); Reckless (Gallery Players). Love to Mom and Dad. www.jason-jacoby.com
LISA HELMI JOHANSON (Ensemble; u/s Mrs. T, Bear; u/s Kate Monster, Lucy; u/s Christmas Eve). Lisa is thrilled to be a part of the Q family here at New World Stages. Favorite credits: Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (national/international tour), Three Sisters (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater), Ghost Girl (Workshop Theater), the workshop of Bruce Lee: Journey to the West (Broadway Asia/Elephant Eye Productions). Recent regional: 4000 Miles (St. Louis Repertory Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). Heartfelt thanks go out to Harden-Curtis and her beautiful family, friends, church and J. Micah 6:8. www.LisaHelmiJohanson.com
NICK KOHN (Brian). Avenue Q (Broadway/Las Vegas); The Buddy Holly Story (national tour); The Full Monty (Kevin Kline Award nomination, Stages St. Louis); The Cherry Orchard, A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre); Sleeping Beauty Wakes (NAMT); Titanic, My Fair Lady (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). TV/film: “Person of Interest,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Bachelor of Music: James Madison University. Thanks family, friends, Leading Artists and my amazing wife Marissa. www.nicholaskohn.com Twitter: @NickKohn23
SETH RETTBERG (Princeton, Rod) Broadway/1st Nat'l Tour, NWS: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod), NY: Portion Control, Zombies & Other First World Problems, Makeover: The Musical. Stages St. Louis: They're Playing Our Song (Vernon) ASF: A Christmas Carol (Fred). OKC Lyric: Urinetown (Bobby), Fiddler (Perchik), Cabaret. BFA: CCM. AEA Member. Thanks to the entire Q Team & The Mine. www.sethrettberg.com
DANIELLE K. THOMAS (Gary Coleman) is happy to be back on the Avenue after closing the show on Broadway and reopening it here! Other credits: NYMF 2011: This One Girl’s Story (Dessa, 2011 NYMF Award for Excellence). Regional: Caroline, or Change; Crowns; Little Shop of Horrors; Seussical; Big River; Burn the Floor. National tours: Avenue Q, Cinderella. Europe/European tours: Hair, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar. Film: Crooklyn a Spike Lee Joint, Pop Foul (Bend Film Festival Best Supporting Actress 2008), TV: "Rescue Me," "Smash," "NYC 22." Proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices. As always dedicated to my Mommy! Daddy: RIP, "I love & miss you." "For the Man in the mirror."
IMARI HARDON (Swing) is beyond excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut with Avenue Q!!! Regional: Amanda in Because of Winn-Dixie, Dionne in Hair, Angel in Angels in America, Crystal in Little Shop. Carnegie Mellon grad. Special shout out to the family at Clear Talent & Adam Caldwell. Unending love and gratitude for my supportive family, friends, pets and teachers. www.ImariHardon.com
MICHAEL LISCIO, JR. (Swing; u/s Princeton, Rod; u/s Brian; u/s Nicky, Trekkie, Bear; Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut here on Avenue Q! A very special thanks to all those this far!
JED RESNICK (Ensemble; u/s Princeton, Rod; u/s Nicky, Trekkie, Bear; u/s Brian). Broadway/national tours: Avenue Q, Rent. Regional: The Last Five Years (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Seagull (Peterborough Players), Pregnancy Pact (Weston Playhouse), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. NY: NYMF, Ars Nova, Fringe Festival. Proud AEA member and Brown alum. Thanks to the whole Q team. Love to my family.