Who's Who in the Cast?
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.
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 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 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 Southeastern Oklahoma State University and he quotes “Being here has help me become a better actor,singer, and dancer than I was ever before."
Luke Hearon is a freshman in Southeastern Oklahoma State University, as an Art and Graphic Design major. In addition to this, he has perused acting at this school for the past eleven years in OSF, and had been in shows professionally for six years. The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival has been a big part of his life, and sees the people here as a family. His pursuit for the fine arts is what motivates him to continue acting and making memories with this cast and company.
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 fifth year with The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival and she is looking forward to many more.
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 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!
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.
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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 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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.