MATT DOYLE (Peter) - Matt is currently understudying the lead role of Melchior in the Tony winning musical, "Spring Awakening" on Broadway. Matt covers all of the supporting male roles in the show as well. Past New York City credits include: "Lunch" at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and "The Butcherhouse Chronicles" at the Summer Play Festival. Matt trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
JAMES SNYDER (Jason) - grew up on the mean streets of Sacramento and fought his way through the harsh academic landscape of USC Theatre to end up here. James is excited to work with Damon once again, having played the lead in another of Damons opus' Plop. Having nearly been a part of bare in earlier incarnations he knows that kissing ass during bios doesn't help but for some reason does it anyway. He will be heading to Broadway playing the title role in the latest John Waters movie-turned-musical "Cry-Baby" in the spring of next year. You can also see him antagonizing Amanda Bynes as the annoying yet loveable Malcolm in Dreamworks' "She's the Man". He has 3 independents making the rounds; the acclaimed "Anderson's Cross", "An American in China" (he's the American) and the psychological thriller "Shuttle". TV roles include; Cold Case, Without a Trace, Related, The Gilmore Girls, and The Suite Life of Zach and Cody. Some of his stage work includes Luke Skywalker in "The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes" in LA, Paris, and Scotland, Ray Bradbury in Ray Bradbury's Let's All Kill Constance, and Sneaux! He loves his family very much.
JENNA LEIGH GREEN (Ivy) - originated the role of Ivy in the bare's world premiere in Los Angeles. Direct from Broadway Wicked, Jenna originated Nessarose and covered and performed Elphaba on National Tour. NYC: bare (Dodger Theatricals); workshops Mask and A Room With A View. L.A. includes The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, Romeo and Juliet, Into the Woods and West Side Story. TV/Film: Libby Chessler on "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "First Shot" (TBS), "A Friend to Die For," "Dharma and Greg," "ER," "Cover Me" and "Open House." ILYS'4. She also appeared in the production of bare in New York.
KEILI LEFKOVITZ (Nadia) - Thrilled to be back with bare after originating the role of Nadia, a performance which garnered Keili an Ovation Award nod for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. For that performance, she was also nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and won the Robby Award. Later, she reprised the role in the off-Broadway workshop reading of Bare at The New York Theatre Workshop. Keili's talents also extend to film and television. After graduating with honors from the University of Missouri, she moved to Los Angeles where she quickly found success in guest star roles and in several MOWs for NBC and CBS, co-starring alongside other young talents on the rise like James Marsden and Jamie Kennedy. Keili later re-teamed with Kennedy in his feature Malibu's Most Wanted for Warner Brothers, in which she co-starred as "Monsta" – a Jewish princess from Malibu who thinks she's Queen Latifah. Series regular roles on pilots followed, including This Time Around for ABC Family and Happy Family for NBC. Most recently, Keili filmed a leading role opposite Jason Mewes of Jay and Silent Bob fame in Repo, which is due to hit theatres in 2008. You might also recognize her voice from this past Fall's radio campaign for The Gap, for which she recorded thirteen spots. Not one to rest on her laurels, Keili has also become active as a television producer. She signed her first production deal in Summer '06 with SVP at Fremantle Media to develop a documentary sitcom she created with her two partners in Very Busy Productions, and in Spring of '07, Very Busy partnered with Beacon Films on a scripted drama that she is producing as well. But the production she is most proud of is her and her husband's four month old wonder child, Shep, who graces every day with loads of smiles… and poop.
JASON RYTERBAND (Lucas) - The New Jersey son of an actress and a stand-up comedian, Ryterband grew up surrounded by the performing arts. He studied piano and performed in musicals from age 8, and continued his performing career in college, directing and singing with the nationally-renown a cappella group "Off the Beat" at the University of Pennsylvania. Since moving to Los Angeles, Ryterband has become the manager of a TV composing studio, where he writes, mixes, and records vocals for popular TV shows including "Rules of Engagement" (CBS), "Runaway" (CW), and "Carpoolers" (ABC), with composer David Schwartz. In November of 2006, Ryterband joined the punk/hip-hop band "Life Nine," which is currently being produced by actor/singer Tyrese Gibson. Their debut album is due out this fall.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON (Matt) - is from Long Beach California and has been singing since the age of 9 and is known as "CJ". He has opened for Brian McKnight, Jessica Simpson and JC Chasez. He was also a apart of the pop group Gimme 5 from 1999-2002 and recently stared in SCCT's production of Disney's "High School Musical". Please visit his website at cjchristopherjohnson.com
JUDITH HILL (Tanya) - Judith Hill graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Biola University in Los Angeles, California. Her emphasis was writing music for orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz bands, solo instruments, and voice. Judith has sung in several movies such as We Are Marshall, The Climb, Pride, and Dreamgirls as well as the documentary, It's Black Entertainment! She has also sung on various television shows including Mad T.V., Home for the Holidays, Martin, and the Golden Globe Awards. You can hear her voice as the station identification vocalist for the Rick Dees Morning Show on 93.9FM. Judith has also worked with several artists including Beyonce, Usher, Taylor Hicks, Joss Stone, Robbie Williams, Marcus Miller, Alex Acuna, Will Kennedy, and Billy Preston. She has also toured Europe with French pop star Michel Polnareff. As an artist in her own right, Judith is currently composing and producing music for her solo project. Her musical style is R&B/hip hop with elements of classical and world music.
NILS MONTAN (Zack) -presently attends Emerson College and can be heard on the soundtracks for Disney's "High School Musical", "Tarzan", "Santa Clause 2" and on various Disneyland attractions (this is not made up).
ANNA ROSE (Rory) - Anna Rose is a singer and songwriter, born and raised in New York. At 22 years old, she has worked with various producers such as Bruce Botnick, Phil Ramone, Billy Sullivan and Ray Cham. Though primarily a guitarist, Anna has also become an accomplished piano player and, through the process of writing music, is now skilled on both instruments. Having spent the last four years in Los Angeles, Anna is rising out of the film scene on both coasts and is currently in the studio working on her debut album.
KARA MAGUIRE (Diane) - Kara is thrilled to be singing on the bare album after performing in two productions featuring Damon's scores, Ann E. Wrecksick and Plop. Kara is a native east coaster, who performed regionally in Washington DC and NYC before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a singer songwriter. She was in The Break Up Notebook which won the 2006 Ovation award for Best Musical. Kara's original music has been featured in film and television and most recently on The CW's "Runaway". Kara Maguire's blues album entitled "Nobody's Girl" also debuted this year on Albatross Recordings. Check it out at karamaguire.com.
JOEL ECHOLS (Alan) - Has appeared in "Lunch Time" in Granada Hills and can be seen and heard in the (very) recent "High School Musical 2". He has recorded work on the Disney, BMG, and Arista record labels.
CARMEL ECHOLS (Kyra) - can be heard In the movies "Hairspray", "Dreamgirls", "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Bratz Kidz" and the made-for-television movies "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2".
JIM PRICE (Priest) - Broadway: Ring of Fire, The Civil War. Tours: Les Misérables (1st National, International tours) Other credits: Bat Boy (original NY cast), bare (original NY cast), Saving Aimee, Seamarks, Fire on the Mountain, Stand by Your Man(Goodspeed). Jim is a 2007 Lark Playwright's Workshop Fellow, a member of the Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Workshop, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. He has written two plays, Collision Course and Colony Collapse, and one musical, Patience. He has a degree in economics from the University of Michigan and trained at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
STEPHANIE ANDERSEN (Sister Chantelle) - Stephanie originated the role of Sister Chantelle in the world premiere of bare in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from her childhood mentor and choir director, Julie Hegaman, she worked diligently on vocal trainingand performed in student productions of Chicago then Hair. She graduated from Cal State University, Northridge with a bachelor's degree in Theatre. She's performed in shows for both Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland theme parks and musicals such as Annie, Nunsense, Gypsy, There's No Place Like Hollywood playing the likes of Hattie McDaniel, Mae West and even Doris Day, and Bite! at the Egyptian theater as the Psychiatrist. Her favorite roles are wife and mother of a very charming nine year old.
KAITLIN HOPKINS (Claire) - Credits include: B-way: How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Noises Off, Anything Goes. Off B-way: The Great American Trailer Park Musical, bare (original NY cast), Nicky Silver's Beautiful Child, Bat Boy - The Musical (Drama Desk/Ovation nomination). Regional: Disney's On The Record (National tour), Party Come Here,The Opposite of Sex (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Shaw's The Philanderer (South Coast Repertory/Ovation nomination), She Loves Me (The Reprise Series/Ovation nomination), Present Laughter(The Pasadena Playhouse), John Adams' opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling... (International tour). Radio: The Heidi Chronicles, Working and Proof (LA Theater Works/NPR). Film/Television: The Nanny Diaries, How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog , Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, the "Law and Order" trilogy, "Rescue Me", "Spin City", "The Practice", "Star Trek Voyager", three years as Dr Kelsey Harrison "Another World." Kaitlin is married to actor/playwright James Price.
LUCIAN PIANE (Lucian) - Lucian Piane began performing in theaters around Kansas City at a young age. He played the title role of Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Lyric Opera where he also sang in productions of Tosca and The Magic Flute. He performed in numerous productions at Starlight Theatre alongside stars B.D. Wong, David Ogden Stiers, Phyllis Diller, Donna Murphy, Davy Jones with notable roles such as John in Peter Pan. Lucian graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Music in Composition, where he was awarded the Alan Menken scholarship for his work. Lucian sang background vocals for the 2005 Pretty Khaki Gap commercial featuring Sarah Jessica Parker singing "I Enjoy Being A Girl." Other film singing credits include Fantastic Four and Hairspray (2007).