Cast

Cast

SAM HARTLEY
Buddy

National tour: Elf (Buddy), Beauty and the Beast (Beast). Off-Broadway: The Lightning Thief (u/s Grover, Lucille Lortel Theater). Recent: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Duke, LTOTS); Ragtime (Stanford White, Ogunquit Playhouse); 54 Sings 1776 (Thomas Jefferson, 54 Below); Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein); Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf). Special thanks to Sam, Nate, the entire Elf family, Gregg Baker and the GBM crew. All my love to Team Hartley.

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MORGAN BILLINGS SMITH
Deb

Morgan is so happy to be returning to Christmastown after having toured with the 2016 company of Elf! Other recent credits include Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher (Weathervane Playhouse), Luisa in The Fantasticks (The Eagle Theatre) and a one-woman production of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries (Skyline Theatre Company). Marymount Manhattan graduate, magna cum laude. All my love and gratitude to Sam. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!

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GEORGE L BROWN
Mr. Greenway, u/s Walter

George is making his national tour debut. George is from Buffalo, NY where he was born and raised. He is truly thankful for the support from family and friends and gives all glory and honor to God! Founder and director of God’s Purchase gospel choir (national recording artist out of Buffalo, NY). Professional credits include: Rent (Tom Collins), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (US Ken & Andre), Gospel at Colonus (Preacher/Baladeer), Pageant: The Musical (Miss Deep South), Holes (X-Ray), Avenue X (Milton) and Sight and Sound Theatres.

KEN CLEMENT
Santa

Ken is quite jolly to return to Elf for a sixth season! Regional: West Side Story, The Tin Woman, Moon Over Buffalo, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Killer Joe, Glengarry…, 1776, Anna in the Tropics, A Funny Thing…Forum, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Faith Healer, Chicago, The Seafarer, The Diary of a Madman, Mack and Mabel, The Lt. of Inishmore. Nat’l tour: Oliver! TV: “Burn Notice,” “The Glades,” “Magic City.” Film: Sex Drive, I Love You Phillip Morris, Catastropico, Pain and Gain.”

RENDELL DeBOSE
Store Manager

Rendell is excited to be back with the Elf the Musical family. National Tours: Memphis (Bobby Dupree), Elf. Princess Cruise Lines/Holland America: Music of Denali. Regional: Shrek (Donkey), Broadway Palm Theatre; Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early), Springer Opera House; Peter Pan (Smee) and Big River (Jim), Dutch Apple. A proud graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School. I would like to thank God and my Family for their support.

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TRISTAN KLAPHAKE
Michael

Tristan is thrilled to join the National Tour of Elf: The Musical! National tours: A Christmas Story: The Musical! (Ralphie); Regional Theatre: Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Herberger Theater Center; Oliver! (Oliver), Fort Peck Summer Theatre; Oliver! (Oliver), A Christmas Story: The Musical! (Ralphie), A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim), The Little Mermaid (Flounder), Les Misérables (Gavroche) and Peter Pan (Michael) all with Arizona Broadway Theatre. Thanks to Jason Bercy with Bercy Talent Management and Christine McKenna with Stewart/Whitley Casting for this amazing opportunity; and special thanks to Mom, Dad and Kieran and my entire ABT family for their unending love and support!

ISAAC LEER
Boy, u/s Michael

National tour debut! Regional credits include: Guthrie Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill); A Christmas Carol (Ensemble); Children’s Theatre Company, The Abominables (Freddy u/s); Northfield Arts Guild Theatre, Les Misèrables (Gavroche), Music Man (Winthrop). Thanks to Mom and Dad, Elijah & Silas, and gratitude to Karen at Lampiasi Talent!

MARIE LEMON
Emily

National tour: The Producers (Shirley), Elf (Emily). Off-Broadway: The Berenstain Bears Live! (Mama Bear). BFA, Millikin University. With all my heart: Sam, Nate, cast, creative. For Mom, Dad, Sissy.

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MACKENZIE LESSER-ROY
Jovie

Mackenzie is thrilled to be joining the Elf family! National tours: Once (Girl). Regional: Spring Awakening (Wendla), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman). TV: NBC’s “Rise” (Cellist). Training: The Boston Conservatory. Huge thanks to Stewart/Whitley Casting, Carson-Adler Agency, and Celeste Simone. Love to Mom & Dad.

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JOEL STIGLIANO
Walter

Joel is delighted to be back with Elf this year. Selected credits: Hello, Dolly! (Horace Vandergelder, Ozark Actors Theater); Peter Pan (Hook, Dutch Apple); Unexpected Guest (Inspector Thomas, Cortland Rep); The Crucible (Danforth, Monomoy Theater); Noises Off (Lloyd Dallas, Herb Strauss). His voice can be heard in a handful of cartoons “Zarafa,” “Mobile Suit Gundam,” “The Mai Mai Miracle,” among others. Many thanks to the Sam and the Creative Team for the opportunity and to Katie, Mom & The Bros. for the rest.

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ERICA CHRISTINE BARTON
Ensemble

Erica is thrilled to be returning to Christmastown for her second year with the company of Elf: The Broadway Musical. Recent credits include Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie; Surflight Theatre); Dance, Dance, Dance: America and The Littlest Tree (RWS Entertainment). Proud New Yorker and OCU alumna. Thank you, Mom, Dad, Rich, Alyssa, Dan and friends! Philippians 4:13

CHRIS COLLINS-PISANO
Ensemble, u/s Santa, u/s Store Manager, u/s Mr. Greenway

Off-Broadway: Friends The Musical Parody (Male Understudy). NY/Regional: Barnum (PT Barnum, Skyline Theater Co.), Flashdance (Jimmy, Gateway Playhouse), Grease (Roger, Engeman Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (Bobby C, Westchester Broadway Theater). So much love and thanks to the cast and crew of Elf, MT’16, The Justice League, Morgan, and the Collins-Pisano Clan.

ANDY GARCIA
Ensemble

Andy is thrilled to be returning to Christmastown this year in Elf! Regional: Mamma Mia, Holiday Inn (Finger Lakes MT Festival), West Side Story (Action), Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray, Guys & Dolls, Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur). The Boston Conservatory: Ghost (Sam), In The Heights (Sonny), On The Town, The Pajama Game and Disney’s On The Record. BFA The Boston Conservatory. Much love and thanks to his friends, family, Victor, and Justin.

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NICHOLAS STEVEN KING
Swing

Nicholas is beyond thrilled to be joining the company of Elf the Musical! Previous credits: A Chorus Line (Frank), How to Succeed… (J. Pierrepont Finch), Altar Boyz (Mark) and he performed with Disney Cruise Line in multiple roles. He would like to thank the Boys at Daniel Hoff Agency, his mom, his family, Domini, and his incredible husband for all his support.

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LANCE E. HAYES
Ensemble, Asst. Dance Captain

Lance is pumped to be spending this holiday season in Christmastown! Intl./Natl. Tours: West Side Story (Riff), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regional: A Chorus Line (Don), On the Town, Carrie: The Musical, Mary Poppins, The Producers, The Little Mermaid, Dames At Sea. Many thanks to the Elf team, and Gregg for everything. Love to Mom and Dad.

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COLEMAN HEMSATH
Ensemble, u/s Buddy

National Tour: Elf (Buddy u/s, performed). Off-Broadway: Far From Canterbury (Soho Playhouse), The Gold (NYMF). Favorite Credits: The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric, Cape Fear); The Elephant Man (John Merrick, Skyline Theatre). Thanks to Sam, The Elf team, Professional Artists, Helen, and Steven. Proud Ohio native. BFA Ithaca College.

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SCOTTY JACOBSON
Ensemble

Scotty is overjoyed to be joining the Elf family! He recently earned his BFA in Commercial Dance from Pace University in 2017. Tour Credits: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional Credits: Cats (Pouncival), Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay/Swing), West Side Story (Baby John). Love to his friends, family, & Mom!

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MEGAN ROSE McLAUGHLIN
Ensmble

Megan is ecstatic to return to her Christmastown family. Other favorite credits include the 42nd Street national tour, Crazy For You, Oklahoma!, Holiday Inn (FLMTF) and Will Rogers Follies (Lyric Theatre of OK). An Iowa native and OCU grad. Megan sends thanks to the creative team and her love to her family.

HELEN REGULA
Ensemble, u/s Emily

So glad you came to the show! Past credits include The Little Mermaid (Ursula), Footloose (Rusty) and The 25th Annual Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky). Huge thank you to the creative team of this production and my agency, The Luedtke Agency. Shoutout to my family for their unending support, this beautiful cast, and Coleman Hemsath: cheers to another year my friend, I love performing with you.

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JULIA LYNN SAMMON
Ensemble, u/s Jovie

Julia is thrilled to be making her national tour debut spreading Christmas cheer! A Chorus Line (Kristine, Gateway Playhouse); Oklahoma! (Gertie, Ogunquit Playhouse); Grease (Patty Simcox, Royal Caribbean); Disney’s Beauty The Beast (Silly Girl, NETworks Int’l Tour). Sending love to Mom, Dad and Gregg Baker Management.

CAMERON TURNER
Ensembler

Cameron so thrilled to join the cast of ELF! Represented by MSA Talent agency. Regional credits include Mamma Mia (Eddie), Evita (Ensemble), Oklahoma (Curly U/S), Legally Blonde (Ensemble, Warner U/S). Other credits include Vegas! The Show, and TV/Film Credits include “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.

MORGAN UNGER
Ensemble

Morgan is thrilled to be joining Christmastown! Graduate of the Dance Theater Conservatory Program of AMDA NY. Recent: Original production of Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble) Disney Cruise Line. NY Theatre’s include: Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Dixon Place, and Inwood Art Works.

CARLY VALANCY
Ensemble, u/s Deb

Carly is sparkle, jolly, thrilled to be making her national tour debut with Elf! Regional: Camelot (Guinevere/New London Barn Playhouse), All Shook Up (Natalie/Woodstock Playhouse). Endless gratitude to Sam, and the phenomenal Elf team, TPG, and most importantly: my Valancy clan. Proud UNC alum!

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SHANNON WALSH
Swing, Dance Captain

Shannon is thrilled to join Elf on tour! National Tours: The Wizard of Oz. Other favorites include: Into the Woods (Little Red), Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Big love to friends & family, and special thanks to Gregg Baker Management and Stewart/Whitley!