Full Casting Announced For
A NEW MUSICAL
“A hugely likeable, exceptionally timely and consistently artful new musical.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Producers Roy Furman John Ambrosino / Josie Bray / Mark Woods are pleased to announce the 19-member company of Trevor, the new musical making its New York premiere beginning Tuesday, April 7 ahead of a Tuesday, April 21 opening night at Stage 42 (442 West 42nd Street). Rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 25.
Trevor’s cast will feature Hudson Loverro as Trevor, Mark Aguirre, Ava Briglia, Sidney Dupont, Ellie Kim, Yale Langworthy, Mateo Lizcano, Luke Mannikus, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Luke Naphat, Zachary Podair, Brandi Porter, Dan Rosales, Isabella Russo, Yasmeen Sulieman, Afra Sophia Tully, Joshua Turchin, Sally Wilfert, and Jarrod Zimmerman.
Trevor features book and lyrics by Dan Collins (Southern Comfort) and music by Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort). Trevor is based on an original story by James Lecesne and the Academy Award-winning short film, Trevor, directed by Peggy Rajski and produced by Randy Stone and Peggy Rajski, that had an original screenplay by James Lecesne. Choreography is by Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and direction is by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical).
The creative team also includes Donyale Werle, Scenic Design (Peter and the Starcatcher – Tony Award); Mara Blumenfeld, Costume Design (Metamorphoses); Peter Kaczorowski, Lighting Design (Choir Boy); Brian Ronan (Mrs. Doubtfire, Tootsie) and Cody Spencer (Tootsie), Sound Design; Matt Deitchman, Music Director (Writers Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Greg Pliska, Orchestrations (Sylvia); and casting by Tara Rubin Casting (Ain’t Too Proud).
Trevor is about 13-year-old Trevor, a force of nature with a vivid imagination. As he deals with becoming a teenager, Trevor struggles to navigate his own identity and determine how he fits in a challenging world.
The Trevor Project, founded by Peggy Rajski, Randy Stone and James Lecesne, was created as a result of the Trevor film and is not affiliated with the musical. It is the nation’s only accredited crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on saving LGBTQ lives. www.TheTrevorProject.org
Winner of the Jeff Award for Best New Work, the World Premiere of Trevor was presented by Writers Theatre in a special agreement with John Ambrosino / Josie Bray / Mark Woods through the Literary Development Initiative, with the generous support of David and Mary Winton Green, Glencoe, IL; Michael Halberstam, Artistic Director; Kathryn M. Lipuma, Executive Director.
HUDSON LOVERRO (Trevor) is thrilled and honored to be cast as “Trevor” in the New York premiere of Trevor the Musical! Broadway: A Bronx Tale (OBC), School of Rock. Broadway tour: Kinky Boots. Regional: Tommy! (JFKC), Assassins (NYCC), A Christmas Story (PMP). TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “SNL,” “Seth Meyers,” “FBI.” When not onstage, Hudson enjoys playing baseball, football, basketball, tennis, guitar, and drums, as well as hanging with his sisters, cousins, and middle school friends! Instagram: @hudson_loverro
MARK AGUIRRE (Ensemble). Mark Aguirre is a musical theatre major at Professional Performing Arts HS and a Riverdale Children's Theatre Legacy Robe recipient making his off Broadway debut. Previous roles @RCT: Frozen (Hans); Aladdin (Aladdin); Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees); Lion King (Simba); Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph). Scholar at Interlochen, SAB, Alvin Ailey, Bronx Dance Theatre and Joffrey Ballet.
AVA BRIGLIA (Frannie, u/s Cathy). Broadway: School of Rock (Summer), Matilda (Matilda), The Ferryman. First National Tour: SOR (Summer). Off Broadway: Anatomy of a Suicide. Other: John Mulaney & Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix). Insta- @ava.briglia
SIDNEY DuPONT (Jack). Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (including 1st National and Australian companies). Some other favorite National Tours include Memphis: the Musical and A Chorus Line. Regional productions around the country include Paradise Square (world premiere, Berkeley Rep), Man of La Mancha (The Shakespeare Theater), In the Heights (The Geva Theater), Gypsy (North Carolina Theater). BLOC Talent Agency. insta: @SidneyDuPont
ELLIE KIM (Ensemble, u/s Mary/Frannie/Cathy) is grateful to God and overjoyed to be part of this beautiful musical. Broadway: School of Rock. TV: “Sesame Street,” “The Godmother,” Discovery Channel. Voiceover/Commercial/Print: Nickelodeon, Nintendo, and others. Instagram: @elliebellykim
YALE LANGWORTHY (Pinky) is a junior in high school and has moved all the way from Boise, Idaho for this exciting role. His most recent credits include Flounder (Little Mermaid), Race (Newsies) and Benjamin (Joseph) with Starlight Mountain Theatre Summer Stock. He would like to thank his parents for this opportunity.
MATEO LIZCANO (Jason) is delighted to be making his Off-Broadway debut! He studies voice/musical theater at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and recently performed in a staged reading of The Bitter Sweets.
LUKE MANNIKUS (Ensemble, u/s Pinky/Jason) is delighted to return to the stage for his off-Broadway debut! Broadway: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Benji), Matilda (Swing), Pippin (Theo). National tour: Matilda (Swing). @lukemannikus
ALYSSA EMILY MARVIN (Cathy). National/international tours: School of Rock (Marcy), Annie (Molly). www.alyssamarvin.com; Instagram: @alyssaemmarvin
LUKE NAPHAT (Ensemble, u/s Walter/Trevor) is thrilled to be making his off-Broadway debut in Trevor! Readings: Jason Robert Brown’s Farewell My Concubine. Regional: A Christmas Carol. TV: “New Amsterdam” (NBC), “Bubble Guppies” (Nickelodeon). @lukezevrything
ZACHARY PODAIR (Walter) is honored to be making his off-Broadway debut in this powerful musical. Regional credits: Newsies (Les), Matilda (Nigel) and Elf (Michael).
BRANDI PORTER (Swing). Broadway: A Bronx Tale (Swing). 1st Nat'l: A Bronx Tale (Frieda/ Jane u/s). Regional: Nunsense, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q and RENT. Film: Mott Haven. MFA, Boston Conservatory. Instagram: @thebrandiporter brandi-porter.com
DAN ROSALES (Swing / Dance Captain) originated the titular role of Lin- Manuel Miranda in the critically acclaimed Spamilton. Harold in DOGMAN: The Musical (Lucille Lortel), Young Scrooge in Ebenezer Scrooge’s…Christmas Show (Old Globe), Daniel in You Are Here (Goodspeed). He can also be heard as Harlin on the animated series “Yu- Gi-Oh! VRAINS.” Proud graduate of Boston Conservatory and proud AEA member. DanRosales.net, @danrosales.
ISABELLA RUSSO (Mary). Broadway: School of Rock (OBC Summer Hathaway). Off-Broadway: The Underlying Chris (dir. Kenny Leon/Second Stage), Mother of Invention (Ryder), School of Rock (Summer Hathaway). TV/Film: HBO’s “Crashing” (Kimberly), short film Lucy In The Sky (Annabelle), co-star w/ John Legend & Chrissy Teigen in The Toycracker (Clara), Tony Awards 2016, Macy’s Parade 2015. Proud SAG/AEA member. Tweeting@IsabellaKRusso IG: Iamisabellarusso www.officialisabellarusso.com
YASMEEN SULIEMAN (Diana Ross). Broadway: Beautiful. National Tour: Little Shop of Horrors. Off Broadway: Junie B. Jones. Lincoln Center: The Scarlet Pimpernel. Regional: The Tale of Despereaux (Berkeley Rep). TV: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hi-5 (TLC). Yasmeen is a singer/songwriter who has written and performed overseas, with releases on MCA, Defected, Nervous Records, and Strictly Rhythm.
AFRA SOPHIA TULLY (Ensemble, u/s Mary/Frannie) is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production! Film/TV: Ouija, “Schooled” (ABC), “Raven's Home” (Disney) and “Legit” (FX). @afrasophia
JOSHUA TURCHIN (Ensemble, u/s Walter/Trevor). Thrilled to continue his Trevor journey after TrevorLIVE (LA)! Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, The Perfect Fit (book/lyrics/music), The Pill. Tour: A Christmas Story. Regional/other: The Little Mermaid/Hollywood Bowl (Flounder); Magoo's Christmas Carol; Caroline, or Change; School of Rock (Broadway Promo); iHeartRadio. www.joshuaturchin.com Instagram:@joshuaturchin
SALLY WILFERT (Mom/Mrs. Kerr). Broadway: Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, King David. Nat’l tour: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-B’way: See Rock City, When We Met, Make Me A Song: Music of William Finn, The Mistress Cycle, The Prince & The Pauper. TV/web series: “The Blacklist,” “Law & Order CI,” “The Americans,” “Submissions Only.” www.sallywilfert.com Twitter/Insta:@sallywilfert
JARROD ZIMMERMAN (Dad / Father Joe). Off-Broadway debut. Jarrod returns to Trevor, previously appearing in the world premiere (Writers Theatre). Regional: Sweet Charity (Oscar), 1776 (Edward Rutledge), Merrily We Roll Along (Franklin Shepard), Spamalot (Sir Galahad), Big The Musical (Josh), Proof (Hal). Television: “Chicago Fire”, “Boss.” Education: Northwestern University. Much love to his family. jarrodzimmerman.com