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Cast & Creative

Brody Grant

Ponyboy Curtis

Brody Grant is a New York based multi-hyphenate artist making his Broadway debut in The Outsiders. Selected work includes Parade (New York City Center) and The Outsiders (La Jolla). Brody is also an independent recording artist, and his music can be found on his IG handle @brody_grant.

Sky Lakota-Lynch

Johnny Cade

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. Off Broadway/Workshops include works at The Public, Roundabout, New York City Center, and The Eugene O’Neill Center. TV/Film: “Iron Fist” (Disney Plus/Marvel), “Spirit Rangers” (Netflix), The Final Season Of “New Amsterdam” (NBC), “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS), “ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase” (Disney/ABC), “Half Life” (Amazon),”PARTS”,”Boyhoarder”. Education: The Neighborhood Playhouse.

Joshua Boone

Dallas Winston

Joshua Boone can currently be seen starring as the lead of Netflix’s A Jazzman’s Blues, written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry, which premiered worldwide at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film garnered Boone two 2023 NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in A Motion Picture and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture.

Boone recently wrapped filming on Fleeing, starring opposite André Holland, Nicole Beharie, and DeWanda Wise, and it was recently announced that he will soon begin production on the Morgan Freeman-produced feature film, Last Meals, starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Boyd Holdbrook, and David Strathairn. He previously starred in Premature for director Rashaad Ernesto Green opposite Zora Howard and can also be seen in indie release Wheels for writer/director Paul Starkman. In 2018, he completed a guest star role on Seven Seconds for Netflix.

Boone was recently seen on stage at MTC in Dominique Morisseau’s Tony-nominated Broadway production of Skeleton Crew, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, starring opposite Phylicia Rashad and Chanté Adams for Tony-winning actor/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Boone starred on stage at MCC in All The Natalie Portmans after previously starring in Ivo van Hove’s highly acclaimed Broadway production of Network opposite Bryan Cranston. Additional stage credits include Artney Jackson (Williamstown), Actually (MTC, Williamstown), Mother Courage and Her Children (Classic Stage Company), and Holler If Ya Hear Me (Broadway).

Brent Comer

Darrel Curtis

Brent is privileged to originate Darrel in his Broadway debut. Previously, The Outsiders (La Jolla Playhouse), Les Miserables tour. Love to Danya and the creative team, TRC, my team at Hudson Artists, Mom & Dad and our dog, Raven. For Noni. IG: @_brentcomer_

Jason Schmidt

Sodapop Curtis

Jason Schmidt is making his Broadway debut with The Outsiders. TV: “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies”, “FBI: Most Wanted”, “The Chair”. Regional Theater: Cinderella (Theater Under the Stars), The Outsiders (La Jolla Playhouse). Jason is a singer/songwriter who releases music on all platforms. He studied at Carnegie Mellon. He would like to thank his ever supportive family, friends, and his gritty team at DGRW and Green Management. Glory to God.

Emma Pittman

Cherry Valance

Mississippi native, Wagner College graduate, and winner of “The Search For Roxie”. Broadway: Chicago (Roxie & Annie), Back to the Future OBC (Ensemble) Regional: The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), Damn Yankees (Lola). Emma is also a teaching artist, director, and choreographer. Her choreography credits include: On the Twentieth Century, Into the Woods, and The Cradle Will Rock. She thanks Ann Reinking, Michele Pawk, John Davenport, her family and Nick for their love and support. @Emmapittmanofficial

Daryl Tofa

Two-Bit Mathews

Daryl Tofa is excited to be making his OBC principal debut in his second Broadway show of the season, The Outsiders. Broadway: Back to the Future (Marty McFly u/s), Mean Girls (Kevin G u/s). Film/TV: Blue Light (Chris Soriano), Better Nate Than Ever (Disney+), “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”. Special thanks to The Outsiders team, my family and friends for all their love and consistent support.

Kevin William Paul

Bob Sheldon

Kevin William Paul (Bob), a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, marks his Broadway debut with The Outsiders. Select TV/Film: “Evil,” “Why Women Kill,” “The Goldbergs,” “Good Trouble,” “Bottom of the 9th.” A musician, writer and athlete, Kevin sends deep gratitude to his family, friends and mentors. Love to mom and panda. @kevinwilliampaul

Dan Berry

Paul Holden

Dan Berry is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! Elvis: A Musical Revolution (North Shore Music Theater). Originally from Poughquag, NY and a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma Musical Theatre program. Much love and thanks to DGRW, his parents, and friends for their constant support. @danberry.j

Jordan Chin

Swing

Jordan Chin (Swing) Broadway Debut! Theatre: ACL, In The Heights, Flashdance. TV: Marvel’s Hawkeye, Tonight Show, SNL, Tony Awards, Macy’s Parade. Commercials: TD Bank, Gilead, Google. UF graduate. Ailey School. Big ups to my family, friends, GP, & IPSOD. @j0rdanchin

Milena J. Comeau

Swing

Milena J. Comeau (Swing) reams of humanity in movement. BANDSTAND and Jesus Christ Superstar on tour; Lempicka at La Jolla Playhouse; MCC’s Alice By Heart (Dance Supervisor); NYC’s Dance Lab New York. Proud Pittsfield native, Harvard grad ❤️ @milenajcomeau

Barton Cowperthwaite

Ensemble

Barton Cowperthwaite (Ensemble) Broadway debut: The Outsiders! Television: Tiny Pretty Things (Netflix). Girls 5 Eva (Peacock). Fosse/ Verdon (FX) Center Stage: On Pointe (Lifetime). Theater: An American in Paris (First National Tour) Thanks to Lakey, my family for endless support, and my love Sophie, @bartonc

Tilly Evans-Krueger

Ensemble/Associate Choreo

Tilly Evans-Krueger (Ensemble/Associate Choreo) Broadway credits include: MOULIN ROUGE! Off-Broadway credits include: ILLINOIS; THE WRONG MAN; WORKING: A MUSICAL; THE LUCKY ONES and NUTCRACKER ROUGE. Film/T.V. Credits: MOVER; BETTER NATE THAN EVER, SNL, RENT LIVE! and IN THE HEIGHTS. Professional Dance companies: Sonya Tayeh Dance., Chuthis., Camille A. Brown and Dancers, BODYTRAFFIC, Spectrum Dance Theater+ Donald Byrd, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Choreography: JONAH; EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING; MOVER; BOYHOARDER; GUARANTEE: Joshua Henry, STAY ON THE LINE: Kat Cunning. Tilly would like to thank Danya and the team for their leadership, trust and support throughout the creation process. Thank you to Gram and Gramps, for without you, none of my dreams would have been possible.

Henry Julián Gendron

Swing

Henry Julián Gendron (Swing) is blessed to have art, friends, family, and God. Broadway: MJ! The Musical (Bob Fosse). Other Credits: Americano! (Off-Broadway), On Your Feet! (The Muny). Henry dedicates this run to Alila, Jonjon, and his Abuelita. FSU BM MT (Go Noles). IG: @thehenry_jg

RJ Higton

Ensemble

RJ Higton (Ensemble) BROADWAY DEBUT!! TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S5 on Amazon Prime. Regional: Boop! (World Premier CIBC Theatre) West Side Story (MUNY) UMICH MT Alum. All my love and gratitude to my Family and DGRW @rj_higton

Wonza Johnson

u/s Dallas

Wonza Johnson (u/s Dallas) is thrilled to be returning to Broadway after being apart of the OBC of MJ the Musical. Gratitude to the entire Outsiders team, casting and his amazing team at Buchwald. Previous Credits; Broadway: MJ The Musical. Tours: Hamilton TV: Blue Bloods, HBO’s Masterclass. Insta: @wonza1.

Sean Harrison Jones

Ensemble

Sean Harrison Jones (Ensemble) is honored to be a part of this production. Broadway: Hamilton. Tv/Film: West Side Story (Action), Apple TV’s Spirited, Girls5Eva (Cray). Endless love to the Tulsa Fam, CESD, and his Loving Family & Angels above. IG: @Seany_Swagger

Maggie Kuntz

u/s Cherry, u/s Marcia

Maggie Kuntz (u/s Cherry, u/s Marcia) Broadway debut! Regional: Beautiful (Carole King); Mary Poppins (u/s Marry Poppins; The Muny). BFA: University of Michigan, class of 2022. Unending gratitude to The Outsiders team, Tara Rubin Casting, KMR, and her beautiful friends and family.

Renni Anthony Magee

Ensemble

Renni Magee (Ensemble) MJ: The Musical (Broadway). Alien/Nation (Forest of Arden), Love Life (NYCC Encores!). Oklahoma! – Principal (DCPA). Porgy & Bess – Dancer (MET). Beauty of Love (Film), Chloe Flowers Carol of the Bells (music video). Training: Interlochen Performing Arts-Dance. Boston Conservatory-Theatre Instagram: @renni_anthony

SarahGrace Mariani

Marcia, Ensemble, u/s Cherry

SarahGrace Mariani (Marcia, Ensemble, u/s Cherry) Broadway Debut! Credits include: Meg in The Phantom of the Opera (North American Tour), An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Fosse/Verdon (FX). To Dad, Mom, Hannah, Julia, and Taylor, thank you for everything. @sarahgracenospace

Melody Rose

Ensemble

Broadway debut! National Tours: CATS, Finding Neverland (Peter Pan). Film/TV: tick, tick… BOOM!, Pretty Little Liars. Juilliard alum. Love to Mom, Dad, Aunt Cheryl, Megan, family, friends, Sofia & Rebecca at CESD, and Ashley! @melodyrose

Josh Strobl

u/s Ponyboy, u/s Johnny

Josh Strobl (u/s Ponyboy Curtis, u/s Johnny Cade) Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. Regional: Newsies. World Premiere: Invincible. Training: University Of Michigan. 2016 Jimmy Awards winner. Endless gratitude to my family, Sherry Kayne, Tara Rubin Casting, and the Outsiders team. For Mom and Dad. @jstrobes77

Victor Carrillo Tracey

Swing

Victor Carrillo Tracey (Swing) Victor is making his Broadway debut with The Outsiders. Previously, The Karate Kid The Musical ( Stages St. Louis). Much love to his incredible team at Clear Talent Group, TRC, and his amazing family. @victorctracey

Trevor Wayne

u/s Ponyboy

Trevor Wayne (u/s Ponyboy) Trevi would like to acknowledge Jesus first for blessing him with the incredible opportunities and people he’s met throughout his journey. A huge thanks to Araca; this will be his Broadway debut! Go Gators!! @trevifountain1

Adam Rapp

Book

Adam Rapp is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (New York Theatre Workshop), Finer Noble Gases (26th Humana Festival), The Metal Children (The Vineyard), and Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre), for which he won Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best New Work, an OBIE, and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. The Sound Inside received its world premiere at the 2018 Williamstown Theatre Festival and was named one of The New York Times best plays of 2018. It premiered on Broadway at Studio 54 in the fall of 2019 and went on to be nominated for 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play. His playwriting honors include Boston’s Elliot Norton Award, The Helen Merrill Prize, The 2006 Princess Grace Statue, a Lucille Lortel Playwright’s Fellowship, The Benjamin H. Danks Award, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award, and a 2021 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance)

Music and Lyrics

Jamestown Revival is an internationally recognized Americana/Roots Rock band from Austin, TX. who describe their music as “Southern & Garfunkel.” Jamestown Revival’s latest release, Young Man, is the band’s first album without electric guitars and their first to be recorded in a studio. With themes like coming of age and settling into an identity, Young Man was produced by Robert Ellis and Josh Block (Leon Bridges, Caamp). The band has performed at iconic music festivals, such as Farm Aid, Coachella, Stagecoach and Lollapalooza, and has performed with the likes of the Zac Brown Band, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ryan Bingham and Willie Nelson. Jamestown Revival has released three critically acclaimed albums (Utah, The Education Of A Wandering Man and San Isabel) and two equally praised EPs (Field Guide To Loneliness, an intimate collection of songs reflecting recent times where human contact was limited more than ever, and Fireside With Louis L’Amour, featuring songs inspired by stories from author Louis L’Amour).

Justin Levine

Book, Music and Lyrics, Music Supervision, Orchestration & Arrangements

Justin Levine’s recent projects include: Moulin Rouge! (music supervisor, arranger, orchestrator; Tony Award), Shakespeare in the Park’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (original music; Delacorte Theater; Drama Desk nom), VEVO X LORDE: Melodrama (vocal arranger/supervisor, conceived by Lorde, Electric Lady Studios), Contemporary Color (music supervisor, conceived by David Byrne, Barclay’s Center and Air Canada Center), Bonfire Night (book, music and lyrics, NAMT), The Weight of Smoke (original music with Matt Stine, choreographed by Doug Elkins for Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Lincoln Center), Pepper and Sam (co-conceived with Salty Brine, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub). Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (music director, co-orchestrator, cast, Public Theater and Broadway), Here Lies Love (music director, Public Theater, National Theater, Seattle Rep, MassMoca), Love’s Labour’s Lost (music director, co-orchestrator, cast, Delacorte), Robber Bridegroom (music director, co-orchestrator with Martin Lowe, Roundabout Theater), Murder Ballad (music director, orchestrator, Manhattan Theatre Club and Union Square Theater).

Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman

Choreography

Upcoming credits: co-directing and choreographing an immersive show with the producers of Sleep No More. Recent choreo: Alice by Heart (MCC; Lortel, Chita Rivera and Callaway Awards), Cyrano (Goodspeed/The New Group), Phish at Madison Square Garden, The Count of Monte Cristo (St. Petersburg, Russia), Peter Pan (Beijing, China), The Light Princess (ART/New Victory, NY Times Critics’ Pick). Other works with Williamstown, New Ohio, Pipeline. Film: Verona, Dicks: The Musical (A24), Silent Retreat (Miramax). TV: “Living with Yourself” (Netflix). As directors: Roll! (Ars Nova), Dispossessed (HERE), Smile (FringeNYC), The 39 Steps (PST), and many shorts & music videos. Education: B.A.s, Harvard & Princeton. www.kupermanbrothers.com

Danya Taymor

Director

Danya Taymor is a New York based director. She reopened Broadway with Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over, the first play back after 18 months of darkness on Broadway (New York Times 10 best shows of 2021). Other recent work includes: Samuel Beckett’s Endgame (Gate Theater, Dublin), Will Arbery’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Obie Award, Callaway Award for Outstanding Direction) and Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Group), Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy” (Almeida, London + New Group/Vineyard), Korde Arrington Tuttle’s Graveyard Shift (Goodman), Martyna Majok’s queens (Lincoln Center), Danai Guirira’s Familiar (Steppenwolf) and Brian Watkins’ My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer and Wyoming (The Flea + Lesser America). Her world-premiere production of Pass Over (Steppenwolf 2017) was filmed in collaboration with Spike Lee, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is streaming on Amazon Prime. Recipient of the Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center. BA: Duke University

AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian

Scenography

is a collective founded by Brett J. Banakis and Christine Jones to amplify emerging and underrepresented designers by engaging in equitable collaborations. For this production of The Outsiders, they are thrilled to be designing alongside Tatiana Kahvegian. Kahvegian is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and is of Armenian descent. She recently designed A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory), and collaborated with Mimi Lien on the outdoor kinetic public art installation PARADE (The Bentway) and the dance installation Rhythm Bath (Christ Church Neighborhood House). Jones and Banakis have worked on multiple shows together including The Devil Wears Prada, (Chicago), The Cher Show (Broadway), What’s It All About (NYTW, West End), and the Tony and Olivier Award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (London, NY, Tokyo, Hamburg, Melbourne, Toronto, San Francisco). Banakis, Jones and Kahvegian all received their MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Sarafina Bush

Costume Design

Broadway: For Colored Girls… (Tony Award nominee), Pass Over. Off-Broadway: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (The New Group), To My Girls (Second Stage), Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Obie Award; Playwrights Horizons), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House), Plot Points, Pass Over (LCT3). Regional: How to Dance in Ohio (Syracuse Stage); Life After (Goodman Theatre); Afterwords (5th Avenue); Nina Simone: Four Women (Berkshire Theatre Group); Slow Food (Geva Theatre); Cry It Out and The Royale (Kitchen Theatre Company). Education: B.A., Adelphi University.

Brian MacDevitt

Lighting Design

The 70 plus shows he designed lighting for on Broadway include The Music Man, Plaza Suite, The Minutes, He received Tony awards for The Book of Mormon, The Coast of Utopia, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Pillowman, and Into the Woods. Other awards include an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, a Bessie Award, and others. For dance, The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Tere O’Connor Dance, Merce Cunningham, Lar Lubovitch, Nancy Bannon, and many others. His designs for the Metropolitan Opera include The Enchanted Island and Doctor Atomic. Mr. MacDevitt recently directed Between Riverside and Crazy for Studio Theater in DC, Proof for Theater Three in NY and Spring Awakening at The Clarice Smith Center in Maryland. Mr. MacDevitt is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company.

Cody Spencer

Sound Design

Broadway: co-sound design: Here Lies Love, The Pee-wee Herman Show. Off-Broadway: Broadway Bounty Hunter and Joan of Arc: Into the Fire; co-sound design: Trevor, Here Lies Love (Lortel Award). Some of his work as associate sound designer includes Springsteen on Broadway, Mean Girls, Lazarus, Beautiful, The Book of Mormon, Bring It On: The Musical and Annie. In addition to theatre, Cody has co-designed some of New York’s biggest concert venues including Brooklyn Steel, Terminal 5 and Webster Hall.

Hana Kim

Projection Design

Broadway: The Old Man And The Pool, Summer 1976. Off-Broadway/New York: The Harder They Come (The Public Theater) The Visitor (The Public Theater, Lucile Lortel Nom), Eve’s Song (The Public Theater), Everything Rises (BAM), Magdalene (Prototype Festival). Opera: L’Orfeo (Santa Fe Opera), Sweet Land (The Industry), The Anonymous Lover, Wonderful Town (LA Opera), Steal A Pencil For Me (Opera Colorado), Bell Curve @ Sound Box (SF Symphony), Oscillations (LA Phil). Awards: Princess Grace Award, Sherwood Award from CTG, Helen Hayes Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Distinguished Achievement Award among others. www.hananow.com

Jeremy Chernick & Lillis Meeh

Special Effects Design

Alberto “Albee” Alvarado

Hair & Wig Design

Tishonna Ferguson

Makeup Designer

Taylor Bense

Sound Effects Specialist

Matt Hinkley

Music Direction

Broadway: SpongeBob, Bandstand, Finding Neverland, Violet, First Date, Godspell. Others: Water For Elephants (Alliance), Clint Black’s Looking For Christmas (Old Globe), Days of Wine & Roses (Atlantic), Camelot (Bay Street), ROOMS (New World Stages), Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (Signature DC), The Circus In Winter (Goodspeed), 35MM (original), Chess (Kennedy Center), Bloodsong Of Love (Ars Nova), Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll (workshops). Helen Hayes and Suzi Bass nominations for music direction. Film: The Last Five Years.

Tara Rubin Casting / Xavier Rubiano, CSA

Casting

Selected Broadway and National Tours: The Wiz, Tommy,  Water for Elephants, Back To The Future, Here Lies Love, Bad Cinderella, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, KPOP, Mr. Saturday Night, SIX, Ain’t Too Proud, The Band’s Visit, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, School of Rock, Aladdin, Billy Elliot, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera. Selected Off-Broadway: Buena Vista Social Club, Gardens of Anuncia, Sing Street

Jack Viertel

Creative Consultant

Miranda Cornell

Associate Director

Kristen Carcone & Tilly Evans-Krueger

Associate Choreographers

Mark G. Meadows

Associate Music Director

Kristy Norter

Music Coordinator

Michael Ralph

Anthropologist

Gigi Buffington

Speech Text & Dialect Coach

Ann James

Sensitivity Specialist

Beverly Jenkins

Production Stage Manager

Mark Dobrow

Stage Manager

MARK DOBROW (Stage Manager). Broadway: Come From Away, Diana, Bandstand, Holler If Ya Hear Me, End of the Rainbow, Mary Poppins, Ring of Fire. Roundabout: The Wanderers, Merrily We Roll Along, Into the Woods, Machinal.

Emily Searles

Assistant Stage Manager

EMILY SEARLES (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway debut! Regional: The Outsiders, Lempicka, Bhangin’ It (La Jolla Playhouse), Murder on the Orient Express (Clarence Brown Theatre), On Your Feet (Moonlight Stage). Much love to Michael and Livi. MFA UCSD, BA Muhlenberg College.