Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia!

JASMINE BASSHAM (Ensemble/Sophie u/s) is ecstatic to make her Arizona Broadway Theatre debut! Her past credits include Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, Heather in American Idiot, and Thea in Spring Awakening. Jasmine would like to thank her friends, family, and everyone at ABT for all of the love and support. Special thank you to her father, Robert Bassham. Without him, none of this would be possible.

BLAIR BEASLEY (Ensemble/Rosie u/s) is very excited to be back at Arizona Broadway Theatre! She was previously in ABT’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Disciple), South Pacific (Bloody Mary u/s) and Show Boat (Stevedore Gal). Off-Broadway: Urinetown: The Musical (Revival) (Little Becky Two Shoes, American Theatre of Actors). Regional: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Madame/Congregation, The Ogunquit Playhouse), South Pacific (Bloody Mary u/s, Drury Lane Theatre), Footloose (Wendy Jo, Eldorado Resort Casino). Other credits include RENT (Seasons of Love Soloist), The Wedding Singer (Holly). BFA Acting from Syracuse University. She would like to thank her family, close friends and her Nana for their limitless love and support.

ALEXANDRA CARTER (Sophie Sheridan) is so excited to be a part of this beloved show here at ABT. She was last seen here in Fiddler On The Roof (Chava) and is thrilled to be back. She recently performed in the world premiere of Ciao Bambino the Musical in addition to starring in America’s Favorite Newscaster, a new musical produced by Theater for the New City. Alexandra was also a lead vocalist on Viking Ocean Cruises. Some of her other credits include Carrie (Frieda) at the Westchester Sandbox Theater and the National Tour of Miss Nelson is Missing (Allison) with Theaterworks USA. Alexandra received a BA in musical theater from Marymount Manhattan College.

CHAE CLEARWOOD (Rosie) is so excited to return to the ABT stage! She was most recently seen as Mrs. Brill/Bird Woman in Mary Poppins and The Bridges of Madison County. A few of her other favorite credits include Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Rizzo in Grease, and Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors. Chae recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City and also holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Montana State University – Billings. Chae would like to thank the numerous friends and family who have supported her dreams and ambitions over the years, without which none of this would be possible.

LIZ FALLON (Ensemble) is so ecstatic to be back on the ABT stage! She recently finished a year and a half sailing around the Caribbean as Jennyanydots (and sometimes Jellylorum) in Cats on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Favorite Arizona Broadway credits include Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity, Angel in The Best Little…, and Graziella in West Side Story. Liz is a St. Louis native, who graduated in 2012 with her BFA in Musical Theatre/Dance from Millikin University. So much love and many, many thanks to the entire ABT family.

LYNZEE FOREMAN (Ensemble/Tanya u/s) is thrilled to be back on the ABT stage in such an amazing show with even more amazing people! Lynzee was last seen at The Phoenix Theatre Company as Loraine in Jersey Boys and as herself in GODSPELL and prior to that at Arizona Broadway Theatre in HAIR as Jeanie. Some of her favorite roles include Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain, Pippi in Trailer Park The Musical (both at ABT) as well as Daniela in In The Heights at Phoenix Theatre. When not performing, she is blessed to work with the Valleys best youth talent at ABT in the HyRev Program and somehow finds time to ride her reining horses! The MOST love to her family and her hubby, Mark and baby girl Shiloh. This one is for you Den.

JACOB HERRERA (Pepper) is thrilled to be back on the Arizona Broadway Theatre’s stage for Mamma Mia! Previously at ABT, Jacob has been seen in Saturday Night Fever (Ensemble), Altar Boyz (Luke and Juan swing), Titanic (Officer Lightoller), Miracle On 34th Street (Ensemble/Bailiff), and the TYA Princess and the Pea (Prince Eric). He was also a part of the 2018 season at Fort Peck Summer Theatre. He is honored to have the opportunity of spreading his love for musical theatre to audiences around the Valley, and thanks you for supporting live theatre. Jacob would like to thank Kiel, Cassandra, and Kurtis; his family, friends, his Fort Peck family, the 4Mans, and everyone here at ABT. Enjoy the show!

RENÉE KATHLEEN KOHER (Ensemble) is beyond excited to be a part of this fun filled show! This will mark Renée’s 22nd Mainstage production at ABT. Some of her favorites include Disney’s Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Kiss Me, Kate (Lily/Katherine), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past), Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Doatsy Mae), Camelot (Nimue/Morgan LeFay), Carousel (Mrs. Mullins), Fiddler On The Roof (Fruma Sarah), Rock Of Ages, Hair, The Bridges Of Madison County, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Tarzan. Other favorite Regional credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), 9 to 5 (Violet), Pippin (Fastrata), The Secret Garden (Rose), Godspell, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Sister Act. Renée has worked for multiple years with Disney Cruise Line and Tokyo Disney Resort as a singer and aerialist in multiple shows on the high seas and in Japan. A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, and Ryan for always supporting her dreams, to Cass, Kiel, and Kurtis for being such an incredible family, to Clayton and Mark for being our fearless leaders, and to this amazing cast, crew and production team “Here we goooo.” BUNNY!

NICHOLAS KUHN (Sky) is absolutely thrilled to be returning to Arizona Broadway Theatre! Past ABT credits include Camelot (Sir Lionel), A Christmas Carol (Fred), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Aggie), Hair (Tribe member), and The Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Eric u/s) just to name a few. His New York credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Whoopee (Ensemble), America’s Sweetheart (Ensemble), The Bully (Steve). Other favorite credits are The Fantasticks (Matt) and Godspell (Jeffery Track) (Artistree Music Theatre Festival). Nick would like to thank ABT for the opportunity, and his amazing friends and family for their never-ending support! Kabocha!

KAITLIN LAWRENCE (Donna Sheridan) is thrilled to be returning to ABT! She was last seen in Bridges of Madison County (Marian/State Fair Singer). Recent National tours include 42nd Street (Dorothy Brock), California Dreaming (Mama Cass), Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Ice Queen). Favorite Regional credits include Mary Poppins (Mrs. Banks), Elf (Emily), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), and several summers at Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre in Denali, Alaska. Musical Theatre BFA: University of Florida. She is a passionate guitar strummer, yoga teacher, and Dancing Queen!

AMANDA LOPEZ (Ali) is so happy to be joining the ABT family! Favorite credits include OFF-BROADWAY: Addy and Uno (Theatre Row). REGIONAL: Jekyll and Hyde (North Shore Music Theatre), Shrek: The Musical (Peach State Summer Theatre), Fountain (Musical Theatre Factory), Schoolhouse Rock: LIVE! (North Shore Music Theatre), Carrie: The Musical (Speakeasy Stage Company). Thank you to everyone here in the ABT team and “The Boys at Hoff.” Sending all the love to the family and Chris! www. @amandaklopez

JESSICA MEDOFF (Tanya) is breaking down barriers, showing her multi-dimensional talents and emotional depth as an actress of stage and screen. Recent engagements include Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha with Arizona Broadway Theatre, Mayor/Ma Ferd in The Toxic Avenger with Farmers Alley Theatre, and Mayzie in Seussical: The Musical and Heidi in [title of show] at The Roxy Theater. On screen, Jessica has appeared in The Heart Outright and co-starred with Edward James Olmos and George Lopez in Walking with Herb.

ANDY MEYERS (Bill Austin) most recently appeared as Radioman Bride in Titanic. Other recent projects include Bud in The Bridges of Madison County, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Jean Shepherd (Narrator) in Christmas Story, Enoch Snow in Carousel and King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as directing South Pacific, The King and I, Oliver, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Secret Garden, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, among many others. He is currently in his 8th year as Artistic Director of Fort Peck Summer Theatre, where he had led the company to recording breaking seasons, and was previously Managing Director for Performing Arts at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY. Other favorite performance credits include the national tours of Annie and Bus Stop. Andy is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston, Wagner College in NYC and holds his Masters from the University of Montana. This holiday season at ABT, he will also be directing Charlie Brown Christmas!

BRIAN ASHTON MILLER (Harry Bright) Originally from Charleston, WV, Brian is more than grooved to make his ABT debut! National Tours include RENT (Roger), Rock of Ages (Dennis) and Grease! (Roger). Other credits include Debbie Does… opposite Adam Lambert, Rock of Ages (Dennis at the Palace NH), and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Norbert) at LTOTS. Film: Across the Universe, The Good Shepherd. A Marshall University grad with a degree in Marketing, he dedicates every performance to his amazing, supportive family! Country Roads to the Greek Islands…here I go!

CESAR RAZZA (Ensemble) is honored to be working with such a wonderful company on this magical show. Credits include National Tours: The Wizard of Oz, Sid the Science Kid Live!, Clifford in Clifford the Big Red Dog Live. Regional: Young Frankenstein at The Fulton Theatre, Elf the Musical at The Fireside Theatre, and Neleus in Mary Poppins at The Palace Theatre. Cesar would like to thank “The Hungry Gal Pals”, Caitrin, Apryl, Forecast Talent, and his family for all their tremendous support. Follow Cesar on Instagram: @cesarrazza123

JABRIEL SHELTON (Eddie) is so excited to be a part of this show! Some favorite past shows include RENT (Angel), Hairspray (Seaweed), Les Misérables (Marius), Gator (Memphis), and Sweaty Eddie in Sister Act. He was last seen at the Palace Theatre in Secret Garden as Fakir. He has performed on Norwegian Cruise Line as a production singer, has done a national tour, and has worked around the world in several professional theatres. Lastly, he hopes everyone sits back, relaxes, and enjoys the show!

MATTHEW J. TAYLOR (Sam Carmichael) is excited to join ABT for the first time! After receiving a Bachelors from Westminster Choir College and a Masters from Oklahoma State, Matthew performed on multiple national tours including Guys and Dolls (Sky), Cats (Tugger), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), 42nd Street (Julian Marsh). Favorite regional credits include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Brigadoon (Tommy), Oklahoma! (Curly), Beauty and the Beast (Beast). Many thanks to family, teachers, and friends. Insta: or “1,2,3. Go.”

BRENDAN TRYBUS (Ensemble/Sky u/s) is thrilled to be a part of the Arizona Broadway Theatre’s season! He is a recent graduate of Bucknell University, where some of his favorite roles include Bobby Child in Crazy for You, Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening, Gabe Goodman in Next to Normal, and Enoch Snow in Carousel. Regional: Hairspray (IQ), West Side Story (Big Deal), Gypsy (Georgie), Seussical (Vlad Vladikoff), The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble).

DYLLAN VALLIER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Arizona Broadway Theatre debut! Some of his favorite credits include The Producers, Broward Stage Door Theatre; La Cage aux Folles, Ivoryton Playhouse, Broward Stage Door Theatre, Axelrod Performing Arts Center; Damn Yankees, Footloose, Tibbits Opera House; A Chorus Line, Playhouse on Park; Only Anne, Goodspeed Opera House. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Hartt School. Much love to Mom, Dad, Matt, and Louie.

ERIKA WASKO (Lisa) is so excited to be a part of her first ABT production! Most recently, Erika was seen Off-Broadway in Pinkalicious: The Musical! as Pinkalicious. Favorite credits include Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo), A Chorus Line (Kristine), Carousel (u/s Louise & Carrie Pipperidge), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer). Many thanks to the creative team and cast, and all my love to Momma, Dad, Denny, and my Ashley. @ minniecanteven

BRODY WURR (Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of this amazing production of Mamma Mia! Brody most recently was seen on the Arizona Broadway Theatre stage in the beautiful Titanic: The Musical and in Spotlight Youth Theatre’s rocking production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Brody is the proud recipient of the 2016 National Youth Arts Award for Junior Artist of the Year. Thank you for coming to see the show, and thank you to ABT for making dreams come true!

KYLE YAMPIRO (Father Alexandrios) is a native of Long Island, NY, with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from James Madison University and is thrilled to be making his ABT debut! Regional credits include Tony Esposito in The Most Happy Fella (Broward Stage Door), Julian Marsh in 42nd Street (College Light Opera Company), Walter Hobbs in Elf (Springer Opera House), Henry in Kern’s Have a Heart (The Ohio Light Opera), Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls (Thin Air Theatre Company), and Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! (The Winnipesaukee Playhouse). Kyle recently moved to NYC and made his debut with the NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players as Sergeant Meryll in Yeomen of the Guard. Formerly on faculty at the University of Memphis and Eastern Mennonite University, he is now a freelance voice teacher and adjudicates, reviews, arranges, and coaches for the a cappella community.