Legally Blonde The Musical Cast
Gailin/Ensemble (Sarah Agosta)
Sarah is thrilled to be making her debut as Gailin at Old Library Theater's production of Legally Blonde. She has been involved with musicals and performance since she was five. Sarah is now persuing her dreams at Montclair State University and will be graduating next year with a BA in Theatre Studies. This is Sarah's second time performing in Legally Blonde and while working on the show it has given her the opportunity to make new friends and to enjoy this amazing journey while it lasts. She would like to thank her directors, cast memebers, crew, family, Kevin and friends for supporting her throughout this new journey. Break a leg!!
Margot (Hannah Arp)
Hannah is returning to the stage after 6 years of sitting in the mezzanine. She’s “like, gonna cry!” She is so honored to make her Old Library Theater debut amongst such talented and creative people. Her previous productions include Mame (Vera Charles), 9 to 5 (Doralee Rhodes), and the iconic Legally Blonde (Paulette Buonufonte). “Mad props” to the directors, cast, crew, and Archie for sharing this journey with us! She would like to dedicate her performances to her Grandmother who would have loved to be singing along throughout each musical number. She hopes this show is "What You Want' and more!
Enid Hoopes (Noa Avital)
Noa Avital is a person that exists. When she's not wondering the hallowed halls of Harvard Law as Enid she spends her time writing music, streaming on twitch (nandemoNOA) , or snuggling up to her puppy Olive. Noa's previous credits include Ladybug (James and the Giant Peach), Gingy (Shrek), Olive (Spelling Bee), and many other roles that won't fit in this bio. She's super excited to show everyone the work this cast and crew have put into Legally Blonde, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Guard/Ensemble (Rodney Belle)
OK so like… this is Rod’s premier with OLT but so far 2022 has been an ENGERGIZING year so far. Just recently he came off a run of Cinderella at Algonquin Arts in Manasquan. Then previously The Wedding Singer with Phoenix productions. Previous credits include, (God) Spamalot, (Don/US Ritchie) A Chorus Line, (Chino) West Side Story, (Eugene) Grease, (FrankN) Rocky Horror, (Ensemble) Guys and Dolls, (Ensemble) Young Frankenstein… (to name a few). He is looking to branch into Directing. He is a freelance entertainment producer and also an award winning filmmaker. He is currently working on his latest (an action drama STRANGER DANGER) and a feature he co-produced is due for release this summer FEAR THE FOREST. He is also developing a pilot for a mini-series0 based on Steven King’s The Shining) OVERLOOK. Finger snaps to the amazing production team, awesome cast and crew for bringing his favorite show to life. He especially thanks audiences for returning to live theater once again. To quote the Wedding Singer “Love is what we do” and remember to “keep it positive!” What’s next?... stay tuned.
Jetblue Pilot/Ensemble (Jamie Caniglia)
Jamie is thrilled to be appearing in OLT’s production of Legally Blonde! Previous shows include Beauty and the Beast (Babette), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit), and Legally Blonde (Whitney/Greek Chorus). Jamie graduated from Marist College and is currently a producer at a news network. She wants to thank her parents for their endless support and sends “snaps” to the cast and crew.
Professor Callahan (Andrew Chytrak)
Andrew is smitten with the entire team and his first opportunity to appear on the Old Library Theatre stage. He has enjoyed appearing on local and international stages since his retirement from the New Jersey State Police in 2010. Recent roles stateside include John Proctor in Witches and Warlocks, Winthrop / Elle's Dad in Legally Blond, Pageant Host Buddy Dean Gardener in Little Miss Sunshine. Portrayals abroad include Fugitive Dr. Gilligan, the Dine and Dash Captain in Iceland's Reykjavik Five Still at Large. He also appeared as Meesha / Agriculture Expert in Ukraine's Dyeedova Reebka, aka Grandfather's Root, and Chung Lee in the Shanghai, China production of Percussion Park. Andrew thanks the entire team for making this production happen, and especially thanks his loving bride Gloria of 35 years for her unwavering support. Most sincere thanks to YOU, our audience.
Lowell/Kiki The Colorist/Ensemble (Mia Diaz)
Though not a stranger to the stage, this is Mia's first musical production with OLT. She's having a fantabulous time and would like to thank her very talented fellow cast and crew members for that! When not on stage, Mia enjoys bringing her clients 'from chaos to calm' as a home and office organization consultant (orderandease.com). Favorite past roles include Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar), Dr. Martha Livingstone (Agnes of God), and 'Hold Me Touch Me' (The Producers). Special thanks to her tribe, for always supporting her creativity and passions! XOXO
Nikos/Ensemble (Aaron Drill)
Aaron is ecstatic to be back performing with Old Library Theatre! He is a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre & Performance. Previous OLT shows include My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Mario) and Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry). Some other favorite shows are Twelfth Night (Malvolio), HAIR! (Margaret Mead), and La Cage Aux Folles (Georges). He can be seen again in June at the Nutley Little Theatre in Gemini as Herschel Weinberger. Legally Blonde is truly a perfect show and he sincerely hopes you enjoy every second!
Elle Woods (Gillian DuBroff)
Gillian is beyond excited to be performing in her second show with Old Library Theatre! She was last seen on the FLCC stage as Mrs. Millennium in OLT’s production of Urinetown. Favorite performances include Something Rotten (Bea), Our Town (Rebecca Gibbs), Willy Wonka (Veruca Salt), James & The Giant Peach Jr. (Grasshopper), and her first performance ever: Annie Jr. (Daddy Warbucks). Gillian has recieved platinum awards, was recognized as one of 15 top soloists, and has received standout awards for her solo vocal performances at Onstage NY competitions. She would like to thank her mom for instilling in her such a passion for the arts. She would like to thank her dad for uh… being cool! And Kyle! Hi Kyle! That’s her cool brother. Enjoy the show!
Whitney/Ensemble (Lottie Ferrante)
Lottie is pleased to be performing with OLT for the first time. Lottie has adored theater since childhood, appearing on stage for the first time ever at the age of four in a community production of the King and I. Since then, she has performed in many productions including Godspell, It's a Wonderful Life, Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, and various cabarets, as well as choreographed a retelling of Pippin. Enjoy the show!
Brooke Wyndham/Ensemble (Reilly Hacker)
Reilly is so happy to be making her Old Library Theater debut as Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde! Reilly is a recent graduate of Ramapo College with a BA in Theater with concentrations in Acting, Directing, Stage Management and a minor in Digital Filmmaking. Some of her previous credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Agatha in Frankenstein, Officer #2 and Musician in Twelfth Night, and Greek chorus in Antigone. Reilly would like to thank her friends, family, and mentors for their constant love and support on her journey aswell as everyone in the cast and crew for making this experience a positive and memorable one. She hopes everyone in the cast and crew breaks a leg and that the audience enjoys the show!
Erin Schultz/Ensemble (Grace Hoey)
Grace is thrilled to be joining Old Library Theatre for their production of Legally Blonde. Her previous shows include "13" (Lucy), Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Footloose (Urleen), and Cabaret (Fraulein Kost). Grace is planning to study cosmetology and hopes to work in live theatre for hair and makeup. She would like to thank her mom and dad, her dog Bowie, Dominick Pascullo, and last but not least; the cast and crew for making this all possible.
Pilar (Marisa Jackson)
Marisa Jackson (she/her) is so excited and grateful to be performing for the first time with OLT! Marisa has loved theatre all throughout high school, but hasn’t been on the stage since then. Finishing her junior year (Montclair State University majoring in Childhood Advocacy and Policy), she is so ecstatic to have found a community of beautiful people to have fun with in the theatre again! She is so happy that she is getting to play one of the more fun, sassy roles alongside her hometown bestie Elena Marcato! Marisa would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support and love in all of her endeavors, Elena specifically for encouraging her to do this show and always giving her rides (lol), and thanks this cast and crew for one of the most incredible experiences she’s had in theatre so far! Are you psyched or what?!?!?! **spit take**
Leilani (Caitlin Rose Jurewicz)
Caitlin is thrilled to be making her debut with Old Library Theatre. Favorite roles include Tanya (Mamma Mia!), Olive (Spelling Bee), Sister Julia, Child of God (Nunsense), and Emilia (Othello). When not onstage, she moonlights as a makeup artist and daylights as a paralegal, truly Legally Blonde! Thanks to cast and crew for all of their hard work, and eternal love and gratitude to her family. Omigod, you guys!
Elle’s Mom/Ensemble (Katie Kerswell)
Katie's first foray into theatre is OLT's production of Legally Blonde, and she's just excited to be here! A former choir kid, Katie is delighted to return to creating music with other like-minded individuals. She is grateful to her stage-husband and real-life fiancé, James, for always encouraging her, and to her friends for supporting her.
Carlos/Ensemble (Mike Lang)
Mike is extremely happy to be making his Old Library Theater debut as Carlos! Mike loves spending his free time singing covers of Broadway songs, doing makeup on TikTok, and acting out scenes from tv shows. He can’t wait for everyone to see the work that this incredible cast and crew has put into Legally Blonde and is excited to see everyone’s reaction to the show! **Snaps** Everybody enjoy the show!
Saleswoman (Courtney)/ Ensemble (Amanda Leslie)
Amanda is absolutely thrilled to be making her OLT debut as Courtney in Legally Blonde! Amanda has a biology degree from Montclair State University and currently works as an Account Representative for a medical billing company. She can also be seen playing the flute in several local bands and symphonies. Amanda has been singing since she was two and playing instruments since she was seven, so the stage is truly her happy place and she is so excited to be sharing it with such a talented cast. Previous credits include The Sound of Music (Ensemble), Rent (Maureen), Godspell, Nunsense (Sister Robert Anne), and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette) among many others! Much love to mom and Nelson for all of the incredible support.
Serena (Elena Marcato)
Elena (she/her) is super excited to be making her OLT debut in Legally Blonde! This is Elena's first production since performing in high school, and she couldn't be more thrilled to share the stage with such an amazing and welcoming cast! She is a current student of Montclair State University and is majoring in French with a concentration in civilization. She wants to give a big shout-out to her friends and family for always encouraging her and being there for her when she needs it. A special shout-out goes to her best friend and fellow Delta Nu sister Marisa Jackson for always making rehearsals so fun and for giving her the courage to audition for this show in the first place! Elena is "positive" you will love this show as much as we all do!
Santiago Palacios (Andres Martinez)
Andres (he/him) is excited to be making his Old Library Theater debut with one of his favorite musicals. Having performed all throughout high school and college, he's thrilled to be breaking his 7-year hiatus from acting! He'd like to thank his castmates, friends (especially High Tech friends & Broadway Babiez™), and boyfriend Jeremy for supporting him in his quarter life crisis. He currently works at LinkedIn and is also a Broadway History Tour Guide in NYC. Follow his Broadway journey on IG! @BroadwayByAndres
Paulette Buonufonte (Alex Martins)
Alex Martins (She/They) is a singer / actor / motivated mover and graduated from The Institute for American Musical Theatre in 2018. This will be their second show at OLT. Their most recent roles have been Annemarie (Godspell), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Madeline True (The Wild Party), Nellie (Some Enchanted Evening), Paulette (Legally Blonde). Alex would like to thank their cats Mia and Keith and their friend Emily (Playing Kate) who are their very own Tina, Gene and Louise Belcher. They make their life very interesting and fun. Lastly, they would like to thank their partner, Kelly, for their love, support and especially for running lines with them in the car and giving each character a different funny voice
Bailiff/Ensemble (Skylar McMahon)
Skylar is very excited to be making her Old Library Theatre debut! She has been performing in musicals and plays since she was 7 years old, and is overjoyed to be returning to the stage. Some of her past credits include A Christmas Story (Miss Shields) and 42nd Street (Diane Lorimer) with the WRJRSHS Drama Club, and Beauty and the Beast (spoon) with the Roche Players. Skylar would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support, as well as the entire cast and crew of this wonderful production for all of their hard work and dedication.
Court Stenographer/Ensemble (Miriam Messer)
This is Miriam’s 4th year with OLT. Her previous stage experience with OLT include “Side Show”, "Sweet Charity", "Julius Cesar", “Romeo & Juliet”, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”, and most recently "Urinetown". She's proud to be working with Old Library Theatre and all the talented actors that have shared the stage.
Emmett Forrest (Luke Ostrow)
Luke is ecstatic to be making his OLT debut in one of his favorite musicals. Some recent theatre credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas (Jack Skellington), Oliver! (Artful Dodger), Spring Awakening (Ernst), and The Wedding Singer (George). He currently teaches music at the elementary schools in Park Ridge and just finished musically directing the high school’s production of Legally Blonde, Jr. Luke is beyond grateful for the opportunity to play Emmett, one of his dream roles. He would like to thank his amazing castmates, the crew, and the staff for being such bright lights in his life and making the last few months “positively” unforgettable. Enjoy the show!
Perfume girl#1/Ensemble (Josephine Perez)
Josephine is thrilled to be in her first show with Old Library Theatre. She has been singing since she was three and has been dancing since she was eight years old. She has been doing theatre since she was sixteen. High School productions include Juvie, Mr. Cinders, Working, Wonderful Town and Broadway Revue. Past community theatre productions include The Sound of Music, Miracle on 34th Street, The Music Man, Seussical, Willy Wonka, Mary Poppins, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Carol, Room Service, Motherhood Out Loud, Beauty and the Beast, Madeline's Christmas, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. She is excited to be performing in Legally Blonde with the cast.
Elle’s Dad/Dewey/Ensemble (James Perlas )
“Law school? Good God, why?!” James is extremely excited to be performing with this delightful cast and crew in show he truly adores . Despite the East Coast being “cold and dark”, and “all the girls having different noses”, he has enjoyed performing with several community theaters in New Jersey - this marking his 3rd time with OLT! He has played roles such as Dr. Sanderson in “Harvey”, Brian Doyle in “Laughter on 23rd floor”, and Captain Hammer in “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” (his personal favorite). In the past, he has performed with the Walt Disney Company, and currently can be found working in one of America’s National Parks. He is especially glad that his on-stage wife Katie is going to become his real-life wife come this November! He sends much love to his fiancé, family, and friends… For them, autographs will be 25% off! He would like to dedicate this performance to Florence Pape: An outstanding actor he was lucky enough to share the stage with in his first OLT show. She was a true tour de force.
Cashier/Ensemble (Maritza Puzino)
Maritza (she/her) is excited to, once again, be gracing the OLT stage with her presence. She has loved working on this show with such a wonderful cast and crew. Many thanks to the cast for embracing her silliness and, the production team for being our rock! And a solid thanks to her family, just because! When you do not find her dancing her way through life, you may see her (in this very playbill) as a Real Estate Specialist with Christie's International RE of Northern New Jersey. So you can call her for any performing arts or home selling/buying needs! Or just to get a coffee, she likes coffee too.
Perfume girl #2/Ensemble (Cynthia Raices)
Cynthia is so excited to be a part of OLT's cast in her first show ever! Cynthia has always loved performing, having participated in various choral and dance groups throughout the years. She is looking forward to bringing her passions to the Legally Blonde stage! Cynthia thanks her amazing friends and family for their ongoing support, as well as the OLT cast and team for accepting her with open arms!
Kyle/Grandmaster Chad/Ensemble (Mike Rooney)
Mike is a singer/songwriter from Norwood, New Jersey. He has two albums called "Glass" and "Plastic" on Spotify and all other streaming platforms. He is currently working on his third solo album and hopes to release it in 2023. His other hobby is looking a cool pictures of turtles. Legally Blonde is not only Mike's debut performance at Old Library Theater, but it is one of his favorite musicals and is thrilled to be playing Kyle, the part he auditioned for.
Winthrop/Judge/Ensemble (Bob Russell)
"Last appeared as Stan in “Sweat"" for OLT. Other OLT roles: Old Man Strong “Urinetown”, Alan “Baby”, Dr. Einstein “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Charlie “Bridges of Madison County”, Charlemagne “Pippin”, Charles Guiteau “Assassins”, Fagin “Oliver”, Adult Man “Spring Awakening”, Priest “Superstar”, Panch “Spelling Bee”. Bob directed “Footloose” and “Next to Normal” for OLT and will be directing “The House of Blue Leaves” OLT’s December 2022 production. Fourth Wall Theatre: Daddy Cane “Bright Star”, Murray “It Shoulda Been You”, Nathan Detroit “Guys & Dolls in Concert”, Judge Roan “Parade”. Theatre 71 in NYC: Commuter in “Raison D’Être, An Evening of Pirandello”."
Bookish Client/Ensemble (Erica Stuppler)
Erica is thrilled to be making her OLT debut in Legally Blonde. Previous credits include Tuck Everlasting (Ensemble), West Side Story (Anybodys), Les Misérables (Ensemble), Footloose (Ensemble), and Mame (Ensemble). Erica thanks her friends and family for their ongoing support and Erica extends a special thanks to OLT and to the cast and creative team for their dedication to this production.
Vivienne Kensington (Maria Summerville)
Maria, a Civil Engineer from Rochelle Park, is psyched for her debut with OLT. Past productions include The Addams Family (Alice Beineke), Urinetown (Little Becky Two-Shoes), and Neil Simon’s Rumors (Chris Gorman), all with Manhattan College Players. She is an Irene Ryan Nominee and Honorable Mention Winner for the Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Major snaps to the incredible cast and crew for all their hard work, and to all the wonderful friends and family coming to support.
Chutney/Ensemble (Sam Szentmiklosy)
Sam is so excited to be a part of her fifth OLT production! Previous credits include BatBoy the Musical (Roy), Arsenic and Old Lace (Officer O’Hara), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), and Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes). Sam occasionally streams video games on Twitch and enjoys posting her animations to Tik Tok and Instagram! She has 2 cats and is a full time social media strategist and animator. She would like to thank her fiancé Zack, family, friends, and the amazing cast and crew for making this awesome show possible! Break a leg everyone! IG @samantu.gif
TV Reporter/Ensemble (Kelly Tengco)
Kelly is new to the Jerz and is so excited to be with OLT for the first time! Kelly has been seen on and behind various stages in New York, China, and Japan, mostly as a cabaret singer and audio engineer. Nowadays, she is pumped to start a fruit and veggie patch at her first home with her husband.
Kate (Emily Viega)
Emily (she/her) is excited to be in her second show at OLT. She recently won an OLT Award for her performance as Little Sally in Urinetown! She’s been living in New York City for almost 11 years and trained at The Institute for American Musical Theater. Some previous roles include: Shelia (Hair), Hope (Urinetown), and Iris (Fame). Emily would like to thank her cat, Mojo Jojo, for being the reason she gets out of bed. Special thanks to Alex, Maritza, and Amy for helping with transportation to/from rehearsals and no thanks at all to NJ Transit.
D.A Joyce Riley/Pforzheimer/Ensemble (Michelle Ward)
Michelle, a business coach from Montclair, is thrilled to be back "home" on stage in a musical after 13ish years! She graduated from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts with her BFA in musical theater, and has performed at La Mama E.T.C., The Duplex, Allenberry Playhouse, Weathervane Theater, The Red Barn Theater, and at sea on Norwegian Cruise Lines. You might have also seen her stuffing macaroons into her face on Saturday Night Live. She's so excited to be making her debut with the Old Library Theater with this joyous show. Much love to Team Awesome!
Warner Huntington III (Gabe Weiss)
Gabriel (Gabe) Weiss (Warner Huntington III) is pleased to be back on the OLT stage. His previous productions include We Will Rock You (Freddie) Mamma Mia (Sky) Pippin (Pippin), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian) Evita (Che) West Side Story (Action), Little Women (Laurie), Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat (Joseph), Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Jekyll and Hyde, and many more. Off the stage, Gabriel works full time in Manhattan and part time designing and building production sets for high school theater productions. He would like to thank his coworkers for allowing him to bring his script to work. He would also like to thank the entire production team, cast, and crew for their endless spirit in bringing this show to life. Finally, Gabriel enjoys the beach, scuba diving, and breaking coconuts open with his hands. His performance is dedicated to his Aunt Caryn, who was a patron of the arts and was taken from this world too soon.