Temple Fortson (Aida)
Temple is beyond thrilled to portray the titular character in AIDA: THE MUSICAL with Artistic Synergy of Baltimore. An active member of the theater community for most of her life, some of her favorite past roles include Mabel in CROWNS, Armelia in AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, Hannah et all in PUFFS, Anita in WEST SIDE STORY, Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Gary Coleman in AVENUE Q, Berniece in THE PIANO LESSON, Jack’s Mother in INTO THE WOODS, Little Sally in URINETOWN, and Lead Diva in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Backstage she has served as a director and a choreographer in various productions. Temple thanks her family and friends for always being supportive, Paul for being an incredible scene partner and leading man, and the audiences for making this thing called theater worth every moment.
Paul Kennedy (Radames)
Paul is so happy to be performing in his first show at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore, playing one of his dream roles! Previous roles include Jesus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Melchior in SPRING AWAKENING, and Joseph in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHINICOLOR DREAMCOAT. When he’s not performing, Paul teaches at a school for students with learning differences. He would like to thank Melissa for this opportunity and her direction, as well as Temple for being such an incredible scene partner!
Megan Safko (Amneris)
Megan is very excited to be performing with ASoB for the very first time! You may have seen her in: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Florika), MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (Dr. Pierce), and JEKYLL & HYDE (Ensemble). She would like to thank her family for being so supportive. But most of all, she wants to thank her husband Michael for always being there for her.
Terrell Chambers (Mereb)
Terrell makes his return to ASoB with AIDA: THE MUSICAL. Previous works of Terrell include DON'T BOTHER ME I CAN’T COPE, HAMLET, WORKING: A MUSICAL, KILL MOVE PARADISE, & BARBECUE. Terrell asks that everyone show their support by following his Instagram @Terrellchambersofficial. Through his acting, Terrell hopes to inspire and bring joy to others. Terrell would like to thank his family (especially Ro, Alia, and his Mama), this amazing cast & crew, and his director, Melissa.
Randi Seepersad (Nehebka)
Randi is ecstatic to be in her first show with ASoB. She previously specialized in Shakespearean plays and progressed to more modern works, including musicals and Tv/Film. She currently works as a multi-hyphenate artist predominantly on the east coast with specialties including: concept designing, singing, modeling, sound and light board operating, being a stagehand, writing, and special FX makeup. She is excited to be working with an amazing cast and crew and would like to thank them!
Robert Lopez (Zoser)
Robert is thrilled to make his theater debut with this production of AIDA at ASoB. A music teacher and lover of the arts, he can’t wait to share this show with his family and friends. He thanks the cast and crew for their support and hard work and looks forward to working with them again in future shows. Special thanks to my family for supporting my new venture!
Broadus Nesbitt III (Amonasro)
Broadus Nesbitt III is a Baltimore native and co founder of Undaunted Productions LLC. He is recently coming off a back-to-back show run of STICK FLY and WHEN MEN REDUCE AS WOMEN DO. He is making is ASoB debut!
Michael Safko (Pharaoh)
Michael is excited to return to ASOB's stage for AIDA: THE MUSICAL. He was recently seen as David McGachen in their last production of WHOSE WIVES ARE THEY ANYWAY? Some of his other favorite past roles include Count Malachi in HAPPY DAYS THE MUSICAL, The Creature in FRANKENSTEIN, Fred Gailey in MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, and Peachy Weil in THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO. He is ecstatic to once again share the stage with his wife, Megan.
Bryan Brown (Ensemble)
Bryan is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. This is his debut musical and his 3rd show at ASoB. He is excited to be performing in a new show with a new cast. He has been performing musicals for 13 years and counting now. Some of his favorite roles have been Donkey (Shrek the Musical), The Beast (Beauty and the Beast) & Frank N’ Furter (Little Shop of Horrors). He would like to thank the cast, crew and production team and hopes you enjoy this show!!
Stacey Cosden (Ensemble)
Stacey is proud to be a part of another ASoB production. She has been seen in CLUE: THE MUSICAL, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, NICK OF TIME, and GODSPELL. She’s a member of the ASoB board, and has served behind the scenes in various ways. When not on stage, she can be found spending time with her husband and her kids, teaching 4th grade, or reading a good book. Stacey wants to give a shout-out to the entire cast for their hard work and dedication.
Louisa Davis (Ensemble)
Louisa is so excited to be back performing with ASoB! They recently graduated with a B.A. in musical theatre and a minor in psychology from Birmingham-Southern College. Their performance highlights include: Knickerbocker in THE LEGEND OF SLEEP HOLLOW, Chef Louis in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Patti Quince in MIDSUMMER/JERSEY, Emma in EMMA! A POP MUSICAL, Williamina Fleming in SILENT SKY, Bridget Sullivan in LIZZIE THE MUSICAL, Dametas in HEAD OVER HEALS, and Kimber Davies in STICK FLY. Thank you for coming out to see the show! I hope you have something walking out that you didn’t have when you walked in.
Mike DeNicolis (Ensemble)
Mike DeNicolis is honored and genuinely pleased to perform in ASOB shows for the last 9 years. He is also excited to be part of this incredible AIDA cast. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
Tony German (Ensemble)
Tony is thrilled to work AIDA: THE MUSCAL with ASoB. His recent credits include GODSPELL at ASoB. When he isn't on stage he enjoys cooking, watching TV, playing soccer, and bowling with his friends. He would like to thank the cast and crew for making this an enjoyable experience. He would also like to thank his family and friends for all of their support.
Ashley Mayfield (Ensemble)
Ashley is excited to make her ASoB debut in AIDA! She has previously appeared on the CCBC stage as Cohen in THE UNDERPANTS, Rhoda in A NEW BRAIN, and Marie in FRANKENSTEIN. She would like to thank the cast and crew for welcoming her with open arms and helping her catch up. She would also like to thank her friends and fellow cast mates Broadus and Terrell for recommending her to Melissa for this role.
Deasia "Hax" Tillman (Ensemble)
Deasia Tillman, also known as Hax, is incredibly thankful to everyone who allowed them to be a part of this show and production. Hax attends CCBC on the Essex Campus as a theater major. They have been in shows in the past: Papa Ge in a high school production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, James T. in a CCBC production called BARBEQUE and this is just another performance they can slap down as an achievement.
Brittany Trexler (Ensemble / Dance Captain)
Brittany is thrilled to be performing in her first show with ASoB! She recently returned to the stage after more than a decade away in RENT (Mimi) and she is excited to be continuing her performing journey with AIDA. She wants to say a big thank you to all her partners for their support and couldn’t be more grateful for the support and friendship of everyone in the cast and crew. Enjoy the show!