Twelve Angry Jurors Cast

Phil FitzGerald (Foreman)
Phil toured with a Shakespeare troupe for several years, and then performed in various shows at Universal Studios Hollywood for almost a decade. He recently moved back to Franklin with his amazing wife and two wonderful kids. Phil was last seen onstage playing Randle P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest."
McEwen Baker (Juror 2)
McEwen is thrilled to be working with Franklin Theatre Fellowship for their inaugural production of the classic Twelve Angry Jurors.  Her recent credits include Hedda Gabler (Thea Elvstead), The Crucible (Abigail Williams), Kodachrome (Young Woman), Little Women (Beth March), 36 (Catherine Kenny), Arthur & Gena (Tea) & The Nina Variations (Nina/Treplev variations). As a low vision actor, she hopes to one day be an advocate for accommodation and representation of disability on stage and screen. McEwen holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Belmont University.
Ben Gregg (Juror 3)
Ben is an actor and local entrepreneur. In his early 30's, Ben found a love for the stage, performing in several shows for the Auburn Avenue Dinner Theatre and Gig Harbor Playhouse in Washington state. His favorite roles included Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", and leads in productions of "Guys & Dolls" and "Sound of Music." After moving to Franklin, he eventually stepped away from theatre and into the business world. Ben is currently the owner and CEO of an insurance company. He is excited to combine his entrepreneurial spirit and resources with his love for acting in launching FTF.
Rebecca Harding  (Juror 4)
Rebecca Harding has worked in theatre and music for over 20 years, and has enjoyed a dynamic career showcasing her diverse range of performance skills as an actor, vocalist, dancer, pianist/organist, choral conductor, accompanist, composer, arranger, and music educator. Some of her favorite theatre roles include Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Lettie Ethridge in the premiere production of The Heartbreak Henry by former SNL writer, David Sheffield. Rebecca has a degree in music from the University of Southern Mississippi where she trained with the world-class vocal coach Dr. Maryann Kyle, and currently works as the music director at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Franklin. She and her husband Sean have three precious children: JoJo, Lucy, and Max, and moved to Tennessee just last fall.
Seneca Lillard  (Juror 5)
Seneca is from Nashville, TN and currently going into his Senior year, receiving a BFA in Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has received his training from Atlantic Acting School and the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. He also does a lot of writing and rapping/making music. Seneca’s love for movies, music, and writing started when he was just a young boy. "First and foremost, I would like to thank God. Without Him, I wouldn't be here. Thank you to my family and friends for always having my back and supporting me. Thank you all for showing me why I love this and continue to push forward. Let's get it. Stay blessed.”
Matthew Norvin Smith (Juror 6)
Matthew was born and raised in Southern California. He attended The Interlochen Center for the Arts and eventually Oberlin College as a violin performance major & played professionally for years. Throughout that time, his acting experience was limited to school and community theater productions, one of which affected him deeply. During a high school production of Saroyan’s “Hello Out There,” his character was shot dead in a jail cell and he actually felt the impact of the bullet. He’s been chasing those sorts of transcendent theatrical moments ever since. Matthew has appeared in more than 50 stage productions, 5 films, and a handful of directing and voice-acting opportunities since moving to Tennessee. He is delighted to be joining Franklin Theatre Fellowship in their inaugural production. Matthew currently resides in Hermitage, Tennessee, with his rockstar singer/actress/co-everything, Memory Strong. They have six grown children and are expecting their first grandchild in October.
Austin Correll (Juror 7)
Austin is thrilled to be back on stage after a long hiatus. His favorite credits include Big Fish (Amos Calloway) with Pulltight Players, and Rocky Horror (Eddie), Hairspray (Corny Collins), and South Pacific (Luther Billis) with the Hardin County (KY) Playhouse. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville and Belmont Law School and is currently the Senior Associate Attorney at Sherwood Boutique Litigation in Nashville.
Kay Ayers  (Juror 8)
Kay has established herself as a cornerstone of Nashville’s vibrant theater scene throughout the last few decades. A proud alumnus of Millikin University’s esteemed theatre program, Kay has left an indelible mark on stages across the city. Among her recent roles, Kay has embodied characters such as Lady/Lord Capulet, Romeo and Juliet; Tracy, Sweat; Marmee, Little Women; Mother Superior, Nunsense; Betty, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical; Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lion In Winter; and most recently Antonia, Much Ado About Nothing. Beyond the stage, her talents have graced regional films and national voice over projects, including beloved works like Veggie Tales.
RJ Comer  (Juror 9)
RJ returns to the theatrical stage after a 45-year absence. A lifelong musician, RJ started in musical theater at age 9 and attended music school to study voice and composition. He later earned a JD and took 20 years off from music to practice law. RJ then signed a record deal and toured extensively, including official appearances at SXSW and Canadian Music Week. He's also written theme songs for feature films. Now retired from active touring, RJ has rekindled his passion for acting.
Brad Morgan (Juror 10)
Brad received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts from Marywood University and his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Binghamton University. Brad is a recent transplant to the Nashville Area from Scranton, PA. He most recently appeared locally in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Larry Keeton Theatre as Teddy Brewster. Previous performances include: The Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott, NY in ALL SHOOK UP (Cliff), SHERLOCK HOLMES:THE FINAL ADVENTURE (Moriarty), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Uncle Ben), MOST HAPPY FELLA (Joe), CABARET (Cliff), ANYTHING GOES (Billy Crocker), BILOXI BLUES (Wykowski), PRESENT LAUGHTER (Gary Essendine), THE RAINMAKER (Starbuck), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Miles Gloriosos) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Marley/Ghost of Christmas Present). With EPAC in Endicot, NY in MAN OF LAMANCHA (Don Quixote).With Cortland Repertory Theatre in Cortland, NY in BYE BYE BIRDIE (Conrad Birdie) and WAIT UNTIL DARK (Sam). Directing credits include: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Actors Circle, THE CRUCIBLE, STORY THEATRE and ANDROCLES AND THE LION at East Stroudsburg University, BYE BYEBIRDIE and ANYTHING GOES for the Scranton Best Program and A CHRISTMAS CAROL, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE LAST FIVE YEARS and ROSE’S DILEMMA for Clocktower Theater Company. Television credits include: ABC’s “One Life To Live”, NBC’s “Another World”, and the History Channel’s “Stories from the Mines”. Brad previously taught Theater/Acting and Communications at Penn State University, Scranton Campus.
Dan Kassis (Juror 11)
Favorite roles include Howie, Rabbit Hole; Father Flynn, Doubt; Jake, Jake's Women; Dr. Spivey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Ken Gorman, Rumors; David O. Selznick, Moonlight and Magnolias. Dan is a senior communications specialist at Vanderbilt Health, an audiobook narrator, and former professional drummer. He and his wife, Bev, live in Bellevue. They have three amazing adult children.
Will Henke (Juror 12)
Will is honored to be a part of the Franklin Theatre Fellowship's debut production of 12 Angry Jurors. Outside the courtroom, you may have seen him in Three Little Kittens (Nashville Children's Theatre), Strong Inside (NCT), Much Ado About Nothing (Nashville Shakespeare Festival), and Ride the Cyclone (Street Theatre Company). He would like to thank many people including, but not limited to: his mom and dad, his taller younger brother, his cat Humphrey, and his high school theatre director for giving him his big break as "Horse #3" in the critically -acclaimed Cinderella.
Patricyonna Rogers (The Guard )
Patricyonna is excited to join the cast of “Twelve Angry Jurors” and grow her skills. She is a local actress and artist based in Nashville, TN. She was most recently seen in the WIT production of “The Revolutionists” (Marianne) and has a solo art exhibition coming in August.
Melody Alvarado (Understudy to Jurors 2, 4, 5, 8)
Melody is delighted to be making her professional stage debut with Franklin Theatre Fellowship in 12 Angry Jurors. She has previously acted in volunteer shows and has experience with voiceover and voice acting work. She is also a professional singer, musician, songwriter, graphic designer, and artist. She wants to thank her husband Junior for his never-ending love, support, and encouragement on her creative career path, and God for amazing opportunities and the strength to keep pushing forward.