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Actors and ensemble

JEFF McCARTHY (Sweeney Todd)

A career that has taken him all over the world, Mr. McCarthy has worked extensively in pretty much all the show biz disciplines; Theatre, TV, Film, cast recordings, voice over.  Jeff trained as a classical actor with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco before coming to New York in 1980. Broadway: Chicago (Billy Flynn) : The Grinch Who…(Grinch) Urinetown (Lockstock), The Pirate Queen (Dubdhara), Side Show (Terry), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Smile (Big Bob), Zorba (Niko), Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King) L.A.: Les Misérables (Javert), The Three Sisters (Vershinin), Search and Destroy (Martin), A Little Night Music (Frederick), City of Angels (Stone). Off-B’way: Kunstler (59E59)Southern Comfort (Public Theater) Sympathetic Magic (2nd Stage), Dream True (Vineyard), On the 20th Century (York).
Regional: Leading roles in Man of La Mancha, All My Sons, Sweeney Todd, Follies, Mack and Mabel(Barrington Stage - where Mr McCarthy is very proud to be an Associate Artist) My Fair Lady, The Misanthrope  (Guthrie) Fox on the Fairway (Signature Theater) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Virginia Rep)Mame (Kennedy Center) Oliver, You Nero (Arena Stage) The Underpants,The Price and The Front Page (Long Wharf), Noises Off (Cape Playhouse)The Beggar's Opera (Santa Fe Opera) Henry lV part1&2(Indiana Rep) Bed and Sofa (Wilma Theater) Arms and the Man (Huntington) A Lie of the Mind (Denver Center) Bedroom Farce (Center Stage), Buried Child and Pantegleize (ACT, San Francisco), Henry IV (Indiana Rep.), Sunday in the Park (Seattle Rep). International: Iphenigia in Aulis (AthensTheater Center) Lady Be Good (La Fenice, Italy) TV: “Elementary”, “Madam Secretary”, “The Good Wife", “Schweitzer” (title role), “Letterman”, “Love Monkey,” “Star Trek: TNG” and “Voyager,” “Ed,” “Law & Order(s),” “Cheers,” “Designing Women,” “L.A. Law,” “In the Heat of the Night”, and many others.  Film: The Joker, Starting Out in the Evening, Consent, RoboCop 2, Eve of Destruction, Rapid Fire, Cliffhanger. Jeff is the voice of the great Chuck Jones' creation, Michigan J. Frog.

JACQUELYNE JONES (Mrs. Lovett)

Jacquelyne is a Chicago based actress who is returning to the Utah stage for the first time since playing the role of Diana in UVU’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Best Musical Award-winning production of “Next to Normal,” which earned her the KCACTF Best Actress in a Musical Award. She will be reprising the role of Mrs. Lovett in the UVU/Utah Rep co-production of “Sweeney Todd,” for which she recently won the Jeff Award for Best Performerina Musical (Theo Ubique Theatre Company). Other Chicago credits include the recently closed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (Drury Lane Theatre), “Shrek” (Marriott Theatre), “Legally Blonde” (Paramount Theatre), “Lizzie the Musical” (Firebrand Theatre), “Honky Tonk Angels” (Theo Ubique Theatre Company), “Company” (Writers Theater), “Heathers the Musical” (Kokandy Productions), “MillGirls” (American Theater Company), “The Gilded Age” (City Lit Theater) and “Pericles” (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), among others. Utah and other regional credits include leading roles in the national premiere of “Zorro the Musical,” “Oliver!,” “A Christmas Carol” (Hale Center Theatre), the west coast tour of “One Nation” (American Heritage Orchestra) and “Pump Boys and Dinettes” (Timberlake Playhouse)

JADON WEBSTER (Anthony)

This is Jadon’s debut with the Utah Rep and he is deeply humbled and intensely grateful for this opportunity. A native of St. George, Jadon has studied piano and voice extensively over the years and has been in and starred in over 30 productions throughout northern and southern Utah. Favorite roles include Monty in “A Gentleman’s Guide...,” Percy in“The Scarlet Pimpernel,” Tony in “West Side Story,” Frank Jr. in “Catch Me If You Can,” Jimmy in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and Black Stache in “Peter and the Starcatcher.” “All my gratitude and love goes to God, to my family, friends and those who have loved and believed in me through everything.”

ELLORA LATTIN (Johanna)

Ellora is a Texas girl who graduated from BYU in April with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre. Her recent credits include Susan/Choir Girl in “Company,” Rapunzel in “Into the Woods,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Big River” at Hale Center Theatre. She performed with the BYU Young Ambassadors for two years, touring nationally to the surrounding states and internationally to Brazil and Argentina, and is featured on its studio album “Welcome Home.” “This one’s for my parents. Words cannot express my gratitude and love for you and your endless support!”

DAVIS UNDERWOOD (Tobias)

Davis is thrilled to be making his Utah Rep debut in one of his favorite Sondheim shows and dream roles. He recently participated in the Creekside Theatre Festivalas boy/Peter in “Peter and the Starcatcher.”Davis is accomplished in musical theater, having performed on professional, summer stock, community and school stages, as well as music directing shows and groups. He has also been a studio vocalist, voice actor and arranger.Heis grateful for his time teaching voice and musical theater at Snow College, where he received a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music. Favorite production credits include “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Into the Woods,” “Peter and the Starcatcher” (music director/conductor/show pianist), “HMS Pinafore” (Boatswain), “Lucky Stiff” (Emcee/Man #1) and “The Sound of Music” (Rolf).Davis is very blessed with an amazing family and support system of friends/loved ones. Helooks forward to a lifetime of learning and influencing lives through the various mediums he loves.

BRIAN CLARK (Judge Turpin)

Brian performed the roles of Javert and Combferre in the Broadway national tour of “Les Misérables.” Some of his other stage credits include Abbe Faria inthe debut of Frank Wildhorn’s “The Count of Monte Cristo,” Angus Tuck in Hale CentreTheatre’s regional premiere of “Tuck Everlasting,” Curly in Tuacahn’s “Oklahoma!,” Chauvelin in “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” Billy Bigelow in “Carousel” and Mickey in “Blood Brothers.” Film credits include “The Christmas Project,” “Saturday’s Warrior” (2016), “Paradise,” “Pretty Darn Funny,” “Believe,” “Black and White World” and “The World’s Fastest Indian” with Anthony Hopkins. Brian graduated from BYU in Music Dance Theaterand received a Masters Degree in Interior Design from USU.You can see him currently with The Sock Puppets Improv Comedy Troupe. Married to Alison Akin Clark, he is an interior designer, husband and father. “All my love to Atsi, Mustard, Beans and Peanut.”

KENNETH WAYNE PARRISH (Beadle)

After performing in Utah for 30 years, Kenneth is delighted to make his Utah County debut. He was last seen as Molina in Utah Rep’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” Favorite roles include Ablin/Zaza (“La Cage aux Folles”), DaveBukatinsky (“The Full Monty”), Uncle Ernie (“The Who’s Tommy”), Horton (“Seussical: the Musical”) and Annas (“Jesus Christ Superstar”) at Egyptian Theatre Company; Frankie (“Forever Plaid”) at Hale Centre Theatre and Jackson Hole Performing Arts; Phil/Chief (“Hercules: the Muse-ical”) at DCL; Riff Raff (“Rocky Horror Show”) for EJG Productions; Billis (“South Pacific”) and Smee (“Peter Pan”) at Tuacahn Center for the Arts; Father (“Children of Eden”), Padre (“Man of La Mancha”), Albin/Zaza (“La Cage aux Folles”) and Dave Bukatinsky (“The Full Monty)” at the Grand Theatre. Kenneth has traveled the Western Hemisphere with Disney Cruise Line and Holland America Line.

ADRIEN SWENSON (Beggar Woman)

Adrien is fresh off of the national tour of “Finding Neverland”and excited to be back in Utah to perform with the all-star cast of “Sweeney Todd.” She is an New York City-based singer and actor originally from Utah and has performed worldwide in concerts, radio and film work. Adrien received a degree in Acting and Directing from SUU. Favorite roles include Fantine in “Les Misérables,” Judy in “9 to 5,”Katherine in “Freaky Friday,”Nancy in “Oliver!,” Lucille in “Parade,” Kala in “Disney’s Tarzan,” Aldonza in “Man of La Mancha,” Madame Defarge in “A Tale of Two Cities” and many others.

SPENSER HUNSICKER (Pirelli)

Spencer is from Tampa, Florida. He has a BFA in Acting from BYU. He has most recently been seen as Bobby in “Company” at BYU and Jervis Pendleton in “Daddy Long Legs” at Hale Center Theater Orem. He loves Stephen Sondheim and dialects, so naturally he isthrilled to be joining this production of “Sweeney Todd.”

MAX HIGBEE (JONAS FOGG)

Max is a student and performer who is excited to be returning to the Utah County stage after a few years living away for this fantastic opportunity with such a great cast. NYC: Ensemble in “Parade, Live at Lincoln Center,” (conducted by Jason Robert Brown). Utah: Valentine in “In the Light” (UVU workshop with Michael Mott, directed by Jeff Whiting); Courfeyrac in “Les Misérables” (Hale Center Theater Orem); Slightly/Twin in “Peter Pan” (Hale Orem); Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz” (Sundance). College: Peter in “Peter and the Starcatcher” and Jack in “Into the Woods” (Snow); Sinon in “Troy” (BYU Workshop); Ensemble/U/S Lumière in “Beauty and the Beast” (BYU). As a singer, he has performed with the Voodoo Orchestra at the New York City Jazz Festival at Harlem’s Apollo Theater and with Snow College’s Commercial Music Ensemble. He is represented by TMG in Salt Lake City.

JASON T. BALDWIN (Ensemble)

Jason is thrilled to be part of this unique opportunity. He has a BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University. Some of his favorite roles include Henry in “Next to Normal,” Jacey Squires in “The Music Man,” William Barfee in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and Mike in “Freaky Friday.” He also works full-time as a scene shop manager at Hale Centre Theatre. “Thanks to my sweet wife Sarah and my two ‘Ps’ in a pod for loving me even though I’m away all the time.”

ZACK ELZEY(Ensemble)

Zack is very excited to be a part of such an amazing production. He is a freshman at UVU, majoring in Theatre. Some of Zack’s credits include Adam in “Disney’s Freaky Friday” and Man 1 in “The Wizard of Oz” at Hale Centre Theatre; the Mute in “The Fantasticks” at Sundance Summer Theatre; Huck Finn in “Big River” and Tim Allgood in “Noises Off” at theSCERA Center for the Arts; Baby John in “West Side Story” at Murray Arts and West Valley Arts; and Man in Chair in “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Lone Peak High School. Zack would like to thank his family and friends that got him to this point!

DIANNA GRAHAM(Ensemble)

Dianna is thrilled to return to Utah Rep for this EPIC production! She has a Bachelor’s degree in Acting from BYU and she recentlyDonna Sheridan in Sundance Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!” Some favorite roles include Millie in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (Tuacahn), Charlotte in “A Little Night Music” (Utah Rep), Mae Tuck in “Tuck Everlasting” (Hale Center Theater Orem), Winifred Banks in “Mary Poppins” (Hale Orem), Judy in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (An OtherTheatre Company), Narrator in “Joseph...Dreamcoat” (Pink Garter Theatre), Anna Faustus in the workshop of Michael Mott’s “In the Light” (directed by Jeff Whiting), Carol Strong in “Catch Me If You Can” (Hale Orem), Desiree in “A Little Night Music” (Rocky Mountain Reader’s Theatre) and Tzeitel in “Fiddler on the Roof” (Sundance) with Tony-winner Michael Rupert.She has also performed at Pioneer Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company and the Covey Center, among other venues. Dianna is also a passionate dialect coach for theater. Her dialect coaching credits include “Sense and Sensibility,” “Newsies,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Charley’s Aunt” with Hale Orem, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” with Another Theatre and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” with Midvale Main Street Theatre. She can be followed on Instagram @diannagraham and has more credits, clips and photos at diannagraham.com. Dianna is represented by McCarty Talent.

REX KOCHERHANS (Ensemble)

Favorite roles include Javert in“Les Misérables”(Hale Center Theater Orem), Emile de Becque in“South Pacific”(Hale Orem,SCERAShell),Lloyd Dallas in“Noises Off”(SCERA),Neville Craven in“The Secret Garden”(Utah COPA) and Joseph in“Savior of the World”(Conference Center Theater).Rexhas been a featured soloist with many of Utah’s top music organizations, including the Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake Choral Artists, Utah Baroque Ensemble and BYU Singers.He is the founder and artistic director of the Deseret Chamber Singers and Consortium, chamber ensembles based in Salt Lake City. He is a founding member of the nationally renowned quartet Reprise, which won the Gold Medalat the international barbershop competition and has shared the stage with the King’s Singers. With BYU Singers heperformed in Europe, West Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, including concerts at the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall.Rex’s voice can be heard on numerous television/film/recording projects, including the award-winning“Celebrating Wendell Berry in Music,” which pairs original recordings of Berry reading his poetry with choral music and art songs by composer Andrew Maxfield.

CASEY MATERN (Ensemble)

Casey is thrilled to be a part of this incredible cast and crew of “Sweeney Todd.” Casey is no stranger to the Utah theater scene, and she jumps on any chance she has to be onstage. Some notable roles include the Witch in “Into The Woods,” Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray,” Roz Keith in “9 to 5: the Musical” and Norma Valverde in the regional premiere of “Hands on aHardbody.” When not on stage performing, Casey can be found in Taylorsville with her four kiddos and stud of a husband. She is also local photographer with a large emphasis on headshots, branding and families. “Can’t wait to meet you all on Fleet Street!”

RACHEL RYAN NICHOLES (Ensemble)

Rachel is so excited to be back in Utah and performing in one of her dream shows! She just finished her Master’s in Music at Oklahoma City University, teaches voices lessons during the week days and loves to hike with her puppy and husband on the weekends. Favorite roles include Adrianna in “Comedy of Errors” (Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park), Catherine in “In the Next Room” (Oklahoma City University) and Kathy Seldon in “Singin’ in the Rain” (Carriage House Theater).

McKELL PETERSEN (Ensemble)

McKell is thrilled to be working with such a glorious company! “Sweeney Todd” contains some ofthe most challenging and thrilling music/storytelling in musical theater, and she’s excited for the opportunity to dive into it. McKell recently graduated from UVU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. She’s enjoyed her collegiate performances ofHope Harcourtin“Anything Goes,”Janetin“The Drowsy Chaperone” andAmalia Balashin“She Loves Me.” Additional credits:Cassioin“Othello”with Dark Lady ShakespeareandEnsemblein “Joseph...Dreamcoat”at Sundance Summer Theatre. She is excited to bepursuing a career in the arts. She supports the importance of the arts and the immense power it has on society. McKell thanks her family for their unconditional love and sacrifice, and each of her professors, for their time, concern and efforts in her training and abilities, as well as the one who continually motivates her to work towards success in life and in the arts. “Enjoy this thrilling production ofSweeney Todd!”

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DAVID MATTHEW SMITH

David is excited to be part of this production of “Sweeney Todd.” He was last seen as Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater. David’s past credits include Cornelius Hackle in “Hello, Dolly!,” Tarzan in “Disney’s Tarzan,” Bob Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol,” Rochester in “Jane Eyre” and Enjolras in “Les Misérables.” “Many thanks to this phenomenal cast and production team for the close shave. Swing your razor high!” 

KEVIN GOERTZEN (Sweeney Todd Swing)

Kevin is a licensed attorney in three states who was once a full-time actor and now serves as an Assistant Dean at UVU’s School of the Arts. In short, Kevin is confused. However, he still relishes the opportunity to practice his art. Kevin most recently portrayed Robert Kincaid inUtah Rep’s regional premiere of “The Bridges of Madison County,” Brad Allen in“Pillow Talk,”Jud in“Oklahoma!” and Adam Pontipee in“SevenBrides for SevenBrothers.”Look for Kevin in the upcoming “Green Flake”and“The Last Feed” feature films. Kevin would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the administration, faculty, staff, cast and crew, and donors and sponsors for their hard work and support. “Lots of love to OlLo.”

AMANDA CRABB (Mrs. Lovett Swing)

Amanda is an Assistant Professor at UVU, where she teaches voice and acting in the Musical Theater BFA program. Amanda is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and also has a BFA from BYUin Music Dance Theatre and Theatre Education. Amanda music directs in the region as well as atUVU. She has performed professionally and continues to perform in the area. Some of her most recent credits include “She Loves Me,” “Tarzan,” “Single Wide,” “Big Fish,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “In the Light” and “9 to 5.” You can also find Amanda performing in the Tabernacle Choir’s 1stAlto section.