Jeffrey Ambrosini (Prospero in The Tempest)
Jeffery Ambrosni is glad to be making is OSF debut in The Tempest. He has performed
regularly at Rose State, Oklahoma Shakespeare In The Park, and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma .
He has distinguished himself in a wide variety of Theatre, Music Theatre, Operatic and Concert
repertoire at Teatro La Fenice, The New York Philharmonic and The Lille Festival in Eisenstadt,
Austria. His roles in Shakespeare include the title role in Macbeth and with Florida Shakespeare
Festival, as Macduff in Macbeth, both Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest, Oberon in A
Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Earl of Westmorland & Owen
Glendower in Henry IV Part I. He has worked as both baritone and tenor soloist in more than 50
roles in many regional opera houses and two National Tours of Kiss Me Kate and The Most
Happy Fella. Mr. Ambrosini is on the voice faculty of Southern Nazarene University and Rose
State College as well as a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Master’s
degree from Oklahoma City University, a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College
Conservatory and graduated cum laude from Nassau Community College. He is a native of
Delanie Ayers (Stage Manager for The Tempest, Company Cabaret, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan)
Originally from Stillwater, OK, Delanie Ayers currently attends Oklahoma City University where she is an Acting major. Some of her favorite credits include Little Women, Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, Big River, and playing Donkey in Shrek. Delanie has been dancing for 16 years and was a part of OSF’s Children’s Theatre Workshop as a child, appearing in productions such as Cinderella and Robin Hood. She is thrilled to return to Durant and be a part of the OSF family once again.
Bailey Bryant (Newsie in Newsies)
Avery Burkhart (Newsie in Newsies)
Avery Burkhart is making her theatrical debut in Disney's Newsies. She is currently under the dance instruction of Meagan Jorgensen, Julie Henderson. and Kassie Gregg. She has also trained under the instructors Kim McSwain, Desmond Richardson, and Ilona Nogarr. Avery has been accepted into many dance intensives and programs such as Complexions Intensive, Joffrey Intensive and Trainee Program, and CLI Trainee Program. She has received scholarships to The One Dance Intensive, DancerPalooza, Power Pak, Nexstar National Talent Competition, Joffrey Trainee Scholarship, and an Intrigue Convention Scholarship, and an Intrigue Convention Scholarship. Avery is also a regional dance competition champion at Stage One, Starpower, and Nexstar.
Tyler Campbell (Props Designer for Peter Pan, Sebastian in Tempest and Morris Delancy in Newsies)
Tyler Campbell is from Durant, Oklahoma. He is a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is pursuing a major in Acting/Directing with a minor in Communications. Some of his favorite roles have been Mr. Laurence in Little Women and Slank in Peter and the Starcatcher.
Caleb Curtis (Ferdinand in Tempest, Crutchie in Newsies)
Caleb Curtis is a recent graduate of Indiana University with a bachelors in Theatre and Drama with a focus in acting and directing. He is thrilled to be making his OSF debut! In Indiana, Caleb has appeared at both Cardinal Stage Company and the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington. For IU Theatre, Caleb's favorites include Streamers, Noises Off, Titus Andronicus, Peter and the Starcatcher, Humble Boy, Machinal, and Antigone. Caleb hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Antavius Draughn (Aladdin Tribute, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Francisco/Mariner/Fury in Tempest, Oscar Delancy in Newsies)
Antavius Draughn attends Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is currently a Senior. He enjoys acting,singing, and dancing very much and hopes to become a big star one day. He is enjoying his time being at SOSU and he quotes “Being here has help me become a better actor,singer, and dancer than I was ever before."
Kelly Franklin (Aladdin Tribute, Costume Assistant, Gonzalo in Tempest, Medda Larkin/Nun in Newsies)
Kelly Lynn Smith Franklin was born on March 19, 1996 and is a Durant native. She’s been in many productions including but not limited to Cinderella, Medea, Henry V, Shrek the Musical and Taming of the Shrew. This is her 5th year with OSF and she is looking forward to many more
Chloe Henderson (Newsie in Newsies)
Luke Hearon (Stage manager for Peter Pan, Props for James and The Giant Peach, Boatswain in Tempest, Ensemble in Newsies)
Christopher Hicks (Newsie in Newsies)
Adrian Hobbs (Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Stephano in The Tempest, Wiesel/Stage Manager/Mr. Jacobi/Mayor in Newsies)
Adrian Hobbs is excited to be joining the Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival for the first time! He is currently studying Theatre at Southeastern Oklahoma State University with an emphasis in Acting/Directing. Previous acting credits include Titus Andronicus from William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Malvolio from Twelfth Night, Aeneas Posket from Arthur Wing Pinero’s The Magistrate and many more. He is excited to finish his Bachelor of Arts degree in the spring of 2020 and pursue his career in educational theatre.
Sarah Jackson (Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Educational Director for James and the Giant Peach, Antonia in Tempest, bowery Beauty/Newsie in Newsies)
Sarah Jackson is thrilled to be back to celebrate OSF this summer. She is a recent graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and plans on going to get her Masters in the fall at Texas Tech. Some of her favorite roles have been Jo March in Little Women, Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Heart/Ophelia in Hamlet: The Time is Out of Joint. She enjoys chocolate and watching movies with her husband, Charles. Please enjoy the show!
Megan Jorgensen (Newsie in Newsies)
Meagan received a Bachelor of Science in Dance Management at the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment at Oklahoma City University. While at OCU, Meagan was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company.
Meagan is the owner of Axis Dance Co, in Durant. Her students have been accepted into arts programs at universities across the country, as well as elite dance training programs, such as Joffrey. They have won numerous scholarships and awards, including, Division Championships, Technical Excellence Awards, and the Competitive Spirit Award. Meagan has also received multiple Choreography Awards for her work.
Anna Rose Kelly (Aladdin Tribute, Bowery Beauty/Newsie in Newsies)
Anna Rose Kelly is a senior Bachelor of Arts major at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She has been studying music for twelve years, having backgrounds in both vocal and instrumental music, opera and music theater.
Ms. Kelly has been a member of the University’s elite touring vocal ensemble, the Southeastern Chorale. Under the direction of Dr. Stacy Weger, she has performed as the featured soloist throughout the South-east region. Ms. Kelly was also featured as the alto soloist in Bach’s Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106.
Ms. Kelly's opera and music theater experience includes the roles of Mrs. Pearce and Ms. Higgins in My Fair Lady, Amy March in Little Women, Mother in Handsel unt Gretel. She has also carried supporting roles and chorus parts in Les Misérables, The Taming of the Shrew, The Greatest Showman: A Tribute Show, and Gallantry: An American Soap Opera. Most recently, Ms. Kelly portrayed Luisa in SOSU's production of The Fantasticks.
Hannah McDonald (Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Iris/Mariner/Fury in The Tempest, Bunsen/Newsie in Newsies)
Hannah J. McDonald is a BFA Musical Theatre student at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. A 2018 Durant honor graduate, Hannah J. has brought life to the stage in stories of both, Much Ado About Nothing and Annie Get Your Gun during her first year at Liberty. She has taken musical theatre master classes in NYC and DFW. Not only is she performing at OSF this summer, Hannah J. is also the director of Axis Dance Co’s Summer Camps and is teaching the 3Threat Intensive. In addition to theatre and academics, HJ enjoys traveling and eating sweets.
Courtney Miles (Aladdin Tribute, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Stage Manager for AL-Leluia, Ceres/Master of Ship/Fury in Tempest, Nun/Woman/Newsie in Newsies)
Courtney Miles is excited to be working for OSF for her third summer in a row! She could recently have been seen as Miss Watson in Big River, Charity Barnum in The Greatest Showman pre-season performance, or having fun as a group leader for Alice in Wonderland. She recently became a proud graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and will be starting her first teaching job in the fall.
Graeme Morrison (Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Adrian/Mariner/Fury in Tempest, Newsie/Bill in Newsies)
Graeme is a Durant native and a junior Music Theatre major at the University of Central Oklahoma. There he studies voice with Dr. Barbara Fox DeMaio and hopes to graduate with two degrees. He has worked most recently with City Repertory Theatre – an Actor’s Equity theatre – in their production of Hair, as well as serving as their Vocal Captain. Some of Graeme’s favorite credits are: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, Man of La Mancha(University of Central Oklahoma); My Fair Lady(Edmond Summerstock); and, of course, Hair(City Repertory Theatre). He is ecstatic to be home and performing with this year’s incredible troupe.
Carter Owen (Aladdin Tribute, Pulitzer/Newsie in Newsies)
Carter Owen is a current student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and is entering his senior year this upcoming Fall Semester. This is his third year being with OSF, with many more to come. Carter has played several roles in his career, including: Cinderella’s Prince from Into the Woods, Freddy from My Fair Lady, Professor Bhaer from Little Woman, The Duke from Big River, Aeneas from Dido and Aeneas, El Gallo/Narrator from The Fantasticks, Jafar from Aladdin Jr., and Pulitzer for Newsies.
Jennifer Rizzo (Bowery Beauty/Newsie in Newsies)
Jennifer Rizzo is a Durant native with a Bachelor's degree from Southeastern. She is a dance instructor at SE, office manager and dance instructor with OSF's After School Program, Young Actors Studio choreographer and Personal Assistant to the fabulous Riley Risso-Coker. Jennifer is married to the love of her life and has an adorable little boy. This is her 14th season with OSF and she will be in the production of Newsies as a Newsie and Bowery Beauty. Happy 40th Season OSF!!!
Colton Russell (Aladdin Tribute, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Ensemble in Newsies)
Jarrett Self (Aladdin Tribute, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Assistant Director for James and the Giant Peach, Trinculo in Tempest, Davey in Newsies)
Jarrett Self graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2017 with a BA in Musical Theatre. His favorite credits while attending include Jason in Euripides’ Medea, Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, and Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Favorite professional credits include Malcolm/Porter in Macbeth, Gangster #1 in The Drowsy Chaperone, King in Big River, and Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, all with the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Jinx in Forever Plaid, and Fred in A Christmas Carol, both with Granbury Theatre Company, and multiple touring productions with the National Theatre for Children.
Lauren Sherrer (Newsie in Newsies)
Dalton Smith (Sound Technician, Calaban in Tempest, Snyder in Newsies)
Dalton Smith - Is a senior at SOSU studying lighting and sound design with a double major in Acting and directing. He had been in Multiple SOSU productions including #woke and Alf in Peter and the Starcatcher.
Angel Somarriba (Aladdin Tribute, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Alonso in Tempest, Newsie/Photographer in Newsies)
Angel is a DFW Based actor. Originally from the Bronx, New York. He is really excited to be here! His previous credits include: Diego De La Vega/Zorro/Ramon in Zorro The Musical, Prince Eric in the Little Mermaid, Finch in Newsies.
Morgan Lynn Sterrett (Aladdin Tribute, Miranda in Tempest, Katherine in Newsies)
Morgan is thrilled to be joining the OSF Company for the first time this summer! A recent Kansas State University Theatre graduate, she currently calls Kansas City home. Credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), Into The Woods (Little Red), As You Like It (Celia), CATS (Rumpleteazer/Jemima), and last April she had the great honor of performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the family, friends, and teachers for their support. “Be kind and do good work” morganlynnsterrett.com
James Stout (Aladdin Tribute, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Newsie/Darcy in Newsies)
James Stout is a Junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he has played Roles such as Ted in Peter and The Starcatcher and Rodrigo in Little Women. This is his third year as a part of the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival Company and he is very excited to pursue his craft and further his education!
Jonas Swop (Newsie)
Allyson Thomas (Aladdin Tribute, Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Music Director for James and the Giant Peach, Juno/Mariner in Tempest, Nun/Hannah in Newsies)
Allyson is a returning member of the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival and was involved in the children’s shows as a child. Allyson just received a degree in Vocal Music Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and she will be working in the Norman Public School District this coming fall. Her past credits include Big River, Cinderella, Henry V, Macbeth, The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde the Musical, A Midsummers Night Dream, Shrek the Musical and Young Frankenstein the Musical.
Sage Waddell (Teaching Assistant for Peter Pan, Newsie in Newsies)
Rebecca Walters (Music Director for Peter Pan, Ariel in The Tempest)
Rebecca Walters is excited to be returning to the stage for OSF’s 40th Season! Rebecca has a B.A. in musical theatre and a M.Ed. in Speech/Theatre Education. She is currently an instructor for the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s After School Program and an adjunct instructor in the theatre department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Some of Rebecca’s favorite roles include Fantine in Les Misérables, Katharina in Taming of the Shrew, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly, Denise in Smoke on the Mountain, Madame in Cinderella, Louisa in The Fantasticks, and Celia in As You Like It. Rebecca lives in Durant with her husband, Tyson, and their two children, Bella and Matthew.
Isabella Walters (Newsie in Newsies)
Isabella is excited to be in her first mainstage musical with OSF! She has been training in dance, acro, acting, and musical theatre since age 3 and has studied under amazing teachers at Axis Dance Co, OSF’s Afterschool Program, and Unstoppable Gymnastics. For the past 4 years Bella has been dancing competitively with Axis Dance Co. and loves being part of the team. You may have seen her in Southeastern’s production of Dance of the Dragon and as Wendy in OSF’s Children’s Theatre Workshop Production of Peter Pan. Isabella is thrilled to be a part of Newsies and hopes you enjoy the show!
Ayden Williams (Les In Newsies)