All Shook Up Cast
Jordan Alexander (Ensemble)
was last seen in a Sunrise Theater production of Guys and Dolls (Angie the Ox/Joey Biltmore), a Herricks Players production of Something Rotten (Peter Quince), and a Taylor Seupel short film of Suicide Eyes (Adam). He can't help falling in love with this ensemble, where we'll be breaking our crazy legs! There's no roustabout way of saying it, but he's thankful to the Something Rotten crew, J.C. Laws, Kayci Rose, and R.Evolución Latina for being a part of this newfound theatrical journey.
Ellen Armet (Mayor Matilda Hyde)
is always delighted to be part of a production. The last time she had the pleasure with Royal Star was this past January in a Valentine's Day Revue. Prior to that, she was in Newsies, Wedding Singer, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein the Musical, and Little Women the Musical, and a couple of other revues. She has also performed with Maggie's Little Theater in many productions. And believe it or not...the Mayor sends good wishes to all her fellow citizens. Ha, Ha, Ha!! Break a leg!
Michael Beltran (Sheriff Earl)
first performed on stage at six years old as Tony the Organ Grinder in 42nd Street. The next time he was 32, and the Constable in Fiddler on the Roof (he wanted Tevye). Since then, he has been in about ten stage productions and about 100 TV shows / films, mostly minor roles or background. He was a featured actor in Elementary Season 3 in “Solve for X," where he played Cyrus Nauer - a brilliant college professor who was murdered. He's proud to say that in all the scenes with the three main actors, he never broke character or flubbed a line. He also dabbles in Improv and stand up, sings regularly at open mics and Jam nights, and writes and produces videos on his YouTube Channel "Wurkshop Arts."
Annmarie Benigno (Ensemble)
is a Bronx born performing artist and creator with a wide range of artistic pursuits. You may find her anywhere from playing the role of lead barista behind a Blue Bottle espresso bar, to rolling down 34th Street as a mermaid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. With her entertainment start at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida, her first New York theatre debut was right here in Royal Star Theatre's 2019 production of Newsies. Following that, Annmarie is grateful and ecstatic to now be back on stage dancing in this dazzling rendition of All Shook Up.
Jamie Berger (Natalie Haller / Ed)
is delighted to be making her debut at Royal Star Theatre in All Shook Up. Some of her favorite roles include Aggie Wheeler in the The Game’s Afoot, Fiona in Shrek The Musical, and Catherine in The Theory of Relativity. When she is not on stage, you can find her working at Columbia University, singing karaoke, or at her yoga studio. She is so excited to be working alongside such a wonderful and talented cast and crew!
Matthew DiSiena (Fella / Ensemble)
is grateful for his Royal Star Theatre debut as Gus in the musical All Shook Up. A musical where everyone is Elvis and also no one is Elvis. I guess that's what Elvis meant when he said, 'No Woman No Cry' in his hit song, 'Folsom Prison Blues,’ written by Johnny Mash. Speaking of Johnny Mash, Matt played the roles of Bert, Sebastian, and La Fou! Matthew would like to thank Director Montoni, court, nobles, aristocrats, and bright celestial bodies of Royal Star Theatre. And most of all thank his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the opportunity!
Amanda Doria (Sylvia)
is overjoyed to be back onstage. (Her last time was 6 years ago, in RST's Young Frankenstein.) She is one of the founding members of the RST Board and serves as their President. She has been having just the BEST time, and is grateful to the production team for giving her this opportunity. She’s also excited to be performing on the tMLA stage again where, 16 years ago, she met the LO(H)L. She sends her love to DRC & ELC, thanks them for their patience, and apologizes for all the missed bedtimes. She dedicates this performance to Rene Bendana, co-founder of Beari Productions.
Rebecca Drew (Henrietta / Ensemble)
is excited to make her Royal Star Theatre debut! Previous favorite credits include Kinky Boots (Pat), Bye Bye Birdie (Ursula), Titanic: The Musical (Kate Murphy), Hairspray (Prudy Pingleton) and Spongebob the Musical (Ensemble). When not performing Rebecca is a Special Education Teacher for the NYCDOE. Rebecca wants to thank her family and friends for their continuous love and support and her castmates for all their hard work!
Regina Fischedick (Ensemble)
is excited to revisit All Shook Up - this show marked her debut in Queens theatre in 2009 as Sylvia with Maggie's Little Theater, so this is quite the sentimental experience. A corporate drone by day, avid member of the Queens theatre community at night, performing and producing shows she puts her heart into. Active since 2009 (minus wedding and pandemic years) with different groups around Queens, most recently as Georgeanne in City Gate Productions' Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Much love to Bubs Jason and Finny for understanding Mama's time away from the fam during this run. xoxoxo
Aglaia Ho (Lorraine)
is thrilled to be back at Royal Star Theatre for another production. A certified risk manager by day, she finds her creative outlet in music, theatre, and writing. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and the entire RST team for entrusting her with a dynamic character and exciting story.
Maximilian Johnsson (Ensemble)
is an actor and theatremaker based in Brooklyn. He graduated from Stella Adler Professional Conservatory in 2022, some of his recent merits include Malvolio in Twelfth Night Off-off Broadway (The Players Theatre), The Little Mermaid the Musical Off-Broadway (The Players Theatre), Just a Cockroach (BeBold! SPF) Screwdriver Studio's Angel/Legend (Spit&Vigor) as well Romeo and Juliet (The Richmond Hill Park Players) in which he played the part of Romeo. Maximilian is very excited to work with Royal Star for the very first time!
Ben Kaminski (Dennis)
is "all shook up" to make his Queens community theater debut! Most recently, Ben is a member of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus for over two years. He was also featured in NYGMC's a cappella group, Tonewall. Before, Ben worked in Connecticut music directing multiple children's theater productions, and directing Once Upon a Mattress for Wethersfield Teen Theater Company. With WTTC, Ben starred as Harold Hill in The Music Man, Jesus in Godspell, & Leo Bloom in The Producers. Thanks to all those near and far. Dany, I can't help falling in love with you.
Shannon Kiernan (Ensemble)
is 25 years old and has been singing and dancing since the age of one. As a child she participated in countless dance classes, school plays, and musical performances. In high school she starred in a production of Return to the Forbidden Planet. Since then she has continued to train in singing and dancing, but this is her first return to the stage. She currently lives in Brooklyn Heights with her boyfriend and fellow cast member Zachariah; together they write and produce music. Shannon is a nanny, regularly practices Yoga and Pilates, and loves children and animals.
Jessica Lausell (Miss Sandra)
graduated last year with an Associates in Theater Arts from BMCC. Previous roles include Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) with the Richmond Hill Park Players, Olivia (Twelfth Night) at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Mayzie (Suessical the Musical) with the Royal Star, and most recently as Viola (Twelfth Night) with Screwdriver Studio! Thank you to MJ for inspiring me everyday, I love you! Follow her @Jessicalausell and her company @screwdriver.studio for info on upcoming performances!
Caitlin Leahy (Ensemble)
is elated to be back for her second RST production! Starring as Snoopy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! last year, Caitlin's past credits include Tessie in Annie (Genesians) and Barbara Sue Pig in The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf (Chappell Players). Caitlin is a junior at St. John’s University, majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and minoring in Music. She would like to endlessly thank her family, friends, and castmates for always supporting her. Caitlin delicates this performance to her sister, Tara, for being her dearest friend, always inspiring her to “follow that dream.”
Jessica Manion (Ensemble)
is excited to be making her Royal Star Theatre debut! Favorite select past credits include Carousel (Julie Jordan), Peter Pan (Wendy), and Company (April). She has also previously performed as a featured vocalist with Cabaret on the Couch and was selected to perform with the Hartt School of Music Chamber Choir. Originally from Connecticut, Jessica received her Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University. Lots of love to family and friends for their incredible support throughout the years.
AJ Martinez (Ensemble)
is excited to be in All Shook Up. He would like to thank all his friends at Royal Star for creating a space where he can perform and create so many friendships. Woot Woot!
Paul Mastrella (Jim Haller)
is very happy to be back with the Royal Star Theatre, where he previously appeared as Sir Galahad in Spamalot and Mr. Laurence in Little Women. Other favorite roles include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Harold Hill in The Music Man, and George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life. Paul recently retired from an IT career but has four energetic grandsons to keep him busy :). Thanks to Amanda, Tara, Dan and the rest of the production staff for a great experience with All Shook Up!
Gianna Nicoletta (Ensemble)
is a rising junior Theatre and Mathematics major from Queens, New York. Her previous theatre credits include: High School Musical The Musical (Brainiac/Ensemble), Newsies (Albert), Avenue Q (Ensemble/Lucy Understudy), The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (Rumplestilskin, Narrator 2, Princess), Kiss Me Kate (Ensemble/Dancer), Men on Boats (Old Shady), and Once Upon a Matress (Princess #12/Lady Merrill). She is very happy and thankful to be a part of such an amazing production with even more amazing people. As always she thanks her friends and family for all they do for her. Don’t get all shook up!
Zachariah Paul (Ensemble)
is a 28 year old Brooklyn native. He attended college at the University of Richmond where he studied Philosophy and Math, and acted in the Shakespeare play “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” He now lives in Brooklyn Heights with his girlfriend and fellow cast member Shannon. Together they write and produce original songs that can be found on most streaming services. Zachariah works full time as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, and is also passionate about chess, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and playing golf.
Kristine Puvogel (Ensemble)
is thrilled to be back on stage after being a part of the dance ensemble in Something Rotten this past spring. Kristine has been known as “Miss Kristine” for years in the New Hyde Park community and decided that now it's her turn to get on her feet and dance again. Kristine is supported by her family and friends, including her two boys, Jack & Joseph to whom she credits for giving her the courage to perform! Kristine is so grateful to be joining this cast of familiar and talented individuals and looks forward to more performances in the future.
Nick Prior (Chad)
grew up in a very musical family in Sioux City, Iowa, which led him to study theatre/vocal performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While attending UNL, Nick acted, sang, and composed at theaters across the Midwest (Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Highland Summer Theatre, Black Hills Playhouse) After college Nick moved to New York and joined the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and their a cappella group "Tonewall." In his free time, Nick can be found playing Dungeons & Dragons, seeing shows, or learning a new instrument. Nick thanks everyone for their support and hopes you enjoy the show!
Julio Ulloa (Dean Hyde)
is a Queens Bred New Yorker, and a graduate of the prestigious ‘’Fame” school in Manhattan and of Adelphi University, where he pursued an Interdisciplinary degree in music and cinema studies/digital production. Some of Julio’s most recent theatre credits include playing Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Jehan/Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He most recently worked as a lead vocalist at one of Iberostar Resorts’ Mexico locations, where he also had the opportunity to indulge his love for hiking and his Central American Heritage in the 6 months of him performing there. He is thrilled to be a part of this production with his talented fellow castmembers! One Love.