Who's Who in the Cast?
"The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha
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 Massapequa, NY.
"Journey to the Past" from Anastasia
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.
"Out There" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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.
"Pour Unfortunate Souls" from The Little Mermaid
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.
"That Would be Enough" from Hamilton
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!
Anna Rose Kelly
"Much More" from The Fantastics
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. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Ms. Kelly has been a member of the University’s elite touring vocal ensemble, the Southeastern Chorale. She has performed as the featured soloist throughout the Southeast 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.
"My Grand Plan" from The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
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.
"Heart of Stone" from Six
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.
"What Do I Need With Love" from Thoroughly Modern Millie
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.
"If Ever I Would Leave You" from Camelot
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 from Newsies.
"One Knight" from Wonderland
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.
Morgan Lynn Sterrett
"I Don't Know How To Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar
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
"Lost In The Wilderness" from Children of Eden
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!
"How 'Bout A Dance" from Bonnie and Clyde
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.
"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables
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.