AVENUE Q CAST
DARREN BLUESTONE (Princeton/Rod) is making his Off-Broadway debut in Avenue Q! New York: Pride and Prejudice (NYMF) and Blogologues. Regional: Ren in Footloose!, Leaf Coneybear in ...Spelling Bee and Jesus in Godspell. Darren endlessly thanks Adam Caldwell, Robyn Goodman and Stewart Talent. He is so proud to be part of this hysterical show and magnificent cast and crew. Recent Carnegie Mellon grad. Tons of love to grandma blue, ma and dad. TNT (and Em), family and my ridiculous friends. www.darrenbluestone.com.
LEXY FRIDELL (Mrs. T., Bear & others; u/s Kate Monster, Lucy). Broadway: The Pee-wee Herman Show. 1st nat’l tour: Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: Gone Missing. London: (I am) Nobody’s Lunch. Among many regional shows, Lexy co-created the role of Dory in Finding Nemo – The Musical. TV: HBO’s Emmy-nominated “The Pee-wee Herman Show” and an “SNL” digital short. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Adeline Roth Memorial Award for acting. www.lexyfridell.com.
SALA IWAMATSU (Christmas Eve) Broadway: Miss Saigon, Rent, Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: Sake with the Haiku Geisha, Jewtopia, Ballad of Yachiyo. National tours: Miss Saigon, Rent, Avenue Q, Sayonara. Regional: Two Things You Don't Talk About at Dinner (Denver Center), Faust (Goodman), After the War (ACT), Ballad of Yachiyo (Berkeley and South Coast Rep), Making Tracks (San Jose Rep), Stop Kiss (Delaware Theater Co.).
JASON JACOBY (Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear & others) is beyond thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut, fresh from regional Q productions directed by Rick Lyon and Donna Drake. Past credits include: Cabaret, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast (Park Playhouse), Le Hot Blu (New York Theatre Workshop), The Piper (Capital Repertory Theatre), G.B.S. (Clockwork Theatre, U.S. Premiere), Reckless (The Gallery Players). www.jason-jacoby.com
LISA HELMI JOHANSON (Ensemble; u/s Mrs. T, Bear; u/s Kate Monster, Lucy; u/s Christmas Eve). Lisa is thrilled to be a part of the Q family here at New World Stages. Favorite credits: Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (national/international tour), Three Sisters (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater), Ghost Girl (Workshop Theater), the workshop of Bruce Lee: Journey to the West (Broadway Asia/Elephant Eye Productions). Recent regional: 4000 Miles (St. Louis Repertory Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). Heartfelt thanks go out to Harden-Curtis and her beautiful family, friends, church and J. Micah 6:8. www.LisaHelmiJohanson.com
NICHOLAS KOHN (Brian). Avenue Q (Broadway/Las Vegas); The Buddy Holly Story (National Tour); The Full Monty, Kevin Kline Award Nomination (Stages, St. Louis); The Cherry Orchard, A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre); Titanic, My Fair Lady (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Sherlock Holmes, Journey to the West (NYMF). TV/Film: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Bachelor of Music: James Madison University. Thanks family, friends, Leading Artists and most of all my amazing wife Marissa. www.nicholaskohn.com
VERONICA J. KUEHN (Kate Monster, Lucy & others) is so grateful to be employed in this awesome production! Broadway: Xanadu (swing, Kira u/s) and Mamma Mia (Ali, Sophie u/s). National tour: Xanadu (Euterpe, Kira u/s). Other favorites include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Northern Stage), Eponine in Les Misérables (Maine State Music Theatre), and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (New Repertory Theatre). B.F.A. from the Boston Conservatory. A special THANK YOU to Cindy Tolan & Adam Caldwell, Nicole W. and everybody at DGRW!!! Love and thanks to Gram (for all the prayers and stamps) and to Vaness and Bear for your love, patience and support. Marms, thank you for all the long phone calls. Life is good!
DANIELLE K. THOMAS (Gary Coleman) is happy to be back on the Avenue after closing the show on Broadway and reopening it here! Other credits: NYMF 2011: This One Girl’s Story (Dessa, 2011 NYMF Award for Excellence). Regional: Caroline, or Change; Crowns; Little Shop of Horrors; Seussical; Big River; Burn the Floor. National tours: Avenue Q, Cinderella. Europe/European tours: Hair, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar. Film: Crooklyn a Spike Lee Joint, Pop Foul (Bend Film Festival Best Supporting Actress 2008), TV: "Rescue Me," "Smash," "NYC 22." Proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices. As always dedicated to my Mommy! Daddy: RIP, "I love & miss you." "For the Man in the mirror."
MICHAEL LISCIO, JR. (Swing/Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut here on Avenue Q! A very special thanks to all those who've helped bring him this far!
JED RESNICK (Ensemble) Broadway: Avenue Q. Tours: Rent, Avenue Q. Regional: Williamstown, Peterborough Players, Brown/Trinity Rep. Proud AEA member and Brown alum. Thanks to the whole Q team. Love to my family.
TRISTA DOLLISON (Swing; u/s Gary Coleman; u/s Mrs. T., Bear; u/s Kate Monster, Lucy). I live on Avenue Q!! Broadway: Disney's The Lion King. NY: Porgy & Bess, Easter Mysteries, Stand Tall (NYMF). Regional: Dreamgirls, The Buddy Holly Story, Into the Woods and Hairspray. Love to the Mine, Mommy, Daddy, Bradley & Austin! Proverbs 3:5-6. www.facebook.com/TristaDollison