Carolee Carmello last appeared on Broadway in the new musical City of Angels. She toured the country as Mary Jane in Big River and in the first National company of Les Miserables. Carolee performed regionally as Sandy in Grease (Pittsburgh C.L.O.), Marta in Company (Birmingham Theatre), Marian in Music Man (Proctor's Theatre) and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Boston's Charles Playhouse). Other favorite roles include Carla in Nine, Dorothy in Niteclub Confidential, and Eva Perón in Evita.
Stephen Bogardus has appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables and West Side Story. Off-Broadway he was featured in In Trousers and March of the Falsettos, Genesis, No Way to Treat a Lady, Feathertop and Umbrellas of Cherbourg. He has performed regionally at Baltimore's Center Stage (She Loves Me); the La Jolla Playhouse (80 Days); and the Long Wharf Theatre (Progress). His television appearances include guest-starring roles on Tour of Duty and Cagney and Lacey. Mr. Bogardus is a Princeton University graduate, where he was a member of the Triangle Club and Nassoons.
John Herrera created the role of Neville in the Broadway musical Drood and was nominated for a Tony award for featured actor. He has also appeared on Broadway as Che in Evita, Grease and Camelot with Richard Burton. His touring and regional credits include: Enjolras in Les Miserables, George in Sunday in the Park with George (Goodman Theatre), Marvin in March of the Falsettos and the premiere of Harry Chapin: Lies and Legends. Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Chicago, he now makes his home in California and is the proud father of 13-year-old Erin-Marie.
Gregory Jbara has appeared on the New York stage in Privates on Parade, Have I Got a Girl for You and the Broadway productions of Born Yesterday and Serious Money. His television and film appearances include: Newhart, Live from Lincoln Center: Julliard at 80, The House on Carroll Street, and Crocodile Dundee II. Born and raised in suburban Detroit, he transferred from the University of Michigan School of Music to complete his BFA at the Julliard Theater Center.
Barbara Walsh has performed on Broadway in Rock 'n' Roll (The 1st 5000 Years), impersonating Grace Slick and Joan Baez. She also portrayed Francesca in Nine. Barbara has toured nationally in Oklahoma!, Nine, and, more recently, Les Miserables. Off-Broadway, Barbara portrayed Stella in Arthur Laurent's production of Birds of Paradise, and performed in the hit revue Forbidden Broadway to critical acclaim. Barbara has performed her club act throughout New York, in which she impersonates everyone from Joni Mitchell to Dinah Shore.
Ken Ard last appeared on Broadway as Pluton in the highly controversial Dangerous Games. He also played this role to critical acclaim at the La Jolla Playhouse. On Broadway, he has also appeared in the original casts of Cats, Song & Dance and Starlight Express. Ken was the motivation for Geoffrey Holder's book Adam. "I dedicate all performances to Mom, Grandma, and Mary Jo." Ken's special thanks are to his agent, Mary Day.
London roles include the General in Romanoff and Juliet (inheriting the role from Peter Ustinov). In New York he performed as Merlyn in Richard Burton's Camelot, Dracula, and Henry IV. His performances in Look After Lulu and A Month in the Country won him, respectively, a Clarence Derwent (Award) and Obie Award. Regional favorites include: King Lear, Galileo, Uncle Vanya, The Miser, Waiting for Godot and Panisse in the musical Fanny. Film credits include: Boys from Brazil, Hello, Dolly!, Kelly's Heroes. Last year he won critical acclaim starring as Ezra Pound (Incommunicado) at the Kennedy Center.
(Note: All biographies from the original program.)