Drop Dead! Cast

Dylan Myers (Chaz Looney/ Drools (The Apprentice Actor))
This is Dylan Myers's Chaz Looney/Drools/The Apprentice Actor first time working with WHATCo. He has experience performing improv, but this is his first time appearing in a theatrical production. Dylan is honored to be playing the role of Chaz Looney and Drools the butler. He thanks all his friends and family who came to see this performance, and he hopes that you will not be disappointed!
Nicole Gallin (Candy Apples (The Producer’s Girlfriend))
Nicole Gallin Candy Apple/The Producers Girlfriend is a longtime theatre lover. She graduated from Ramapo college with her B.A in theatre and acting. Some favorite roles include Curly’s Wife (Of Mice and Men), Maria (Twelfth Night), and Keely (Keely and Du). Thank you dad for all the support. Enjoy the show!
Arthur Carlson (Brent Reynolds (the Method Actor))
Arthur Carlson Brent Reynolds/Alexander/The Method Actor is an Emmy winning former NYC stand up comic who made his NJ stage debut in 2021 at Nutley Little Theater in Ghost Train. He has also appeared in Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus; Perfect Arrangement; The Farnsworth Invention; and Miracle on 34th Street. He worked with the wonderful team at WhatCo portraying Steve for their April 2022 presentation of Almost, Maine and is so excited to work with this team again for Drop Dead! He loves playing Brent the Method Actor, though he has struggled figuring out what acting technique he could use to get into character. He sends all his love out to his beautiful wife, Andrea and wonderful son, Aidan for all their support during his theatrical journey.
John Fraissinet (Dick Scorsese (Martin Scorese’s Cousin))
John Fraissinet Dick Scorsese/The Inspector is pleased to be returning to WhatCo even though he was exposed (possibly) as the murderer in the Lucky Clover dinner theater (not to spoil anything). This time, he seeks the murder! He has been active in NJ Community Theatre for almost 20 years producing, directing, and acting in more than 30 productions. His first role came after a call from his wife, “There are no men auditioning for this show”. He was cast, and progressed and now is on the Board at Studio Players in Montclair and Teaneck New Theatre. On the stage, some favorite roles have been Robert in "Boeing Boeing" and Avram in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Theatre League of Clifton; Charlie in "August: Osage County" at Old Library Theatre; the Emperor in "New Clothes for the Emperor", Krojack in "Don't Drink the Water", and the Magistrate in "Fools" (Perry nomination) at Studio Players; Gage Holland in "Clark Gable Slept Here" at Nutley Little Theatre; and the Snail in “A Year with Frog and Toad” for TNT. Love to talented, beautiful Donna.
Donna Fraissinet (Constance Crawford (The Legendary Stage Star)
Donna Fraissinet Constance Crawford/Lady Barrington also appeared in productions of Miracle on Thirty-Fourth Street, Frankenstein, Almost, Maine, Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus, The Farnsworth Invention, Last Chance For Love.Com, Motherhood Outloud, The Unlucky Clovers, Three Viewings, ‘Night Mother, The Glass Menagerie, and Don’t Drink the Water. Love to my talented and handsome husband, John.
Jessica Jones (Mona Monet (The TV Star))
Jessica Jones Mona Monet/The TV Star is a recent graduate from Savannah College of Art & Design where she received her MFA in Acting. Previously, she was in Rumors with West Hudson Arts & Theater Company. She enjoys doing both theater and film, as well as voice acting. She would like to thank her director Matt for this fun opportunity and everyone who worked on this show. It has been a wonderful experience.
John Branwell (Victor Le Pewe  (The Director))
This is John Branwell's Victor Le Pewe/The Director first production with WHAT CO in 5 years, since appearing in The Old Time Radio Show. Besides being very active in theater (both musically and artistically) during his educational years in Kearny High School, John has also performed as Daddy Warbucks in a production of "Annie" and had the golden opportunity to work along side his daughter, Olivia. He is a third generation native Kearny resident and has maintained his Podiatry practice in this great town for 23+ years. John has had the humbling privilege to work with the grammar and middle school students of Kearny as co-chairman of the annual Oratorical and Art Contests sponsored by The Kearny Optimist Club. And as a fun fact, he made his television debut in August 2018 as a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune"! John is grateful to be part of such an amazingly talented group of new "friends" and owes all his accomplishments to the two greatest parents ever!! To my daughters, Olivia and Natalie...this one's for you!!
Richard Dwyer (P.G. “Piggy” Banks (The Producer))
Richard Dwyer P.G. “Piggy” Banks/The Producer has played a variety of roles in community theatre and has given life to characters ranging from law enforcement to a mobster; a psychiatric patient and a counselor; Lurch and the Frankenstein Creature and an elf (yes, elf), a not so pretty stepsister, a media personality and a Big Dog. Some of his favorite roles are Riff Raff, “The Rocky Horror Show;” the Ghost of Christmas Present in “A Christmas Carol” and The Mikado in “The Town of Titipu.” Dwyer is a public address announcer for special events, parades and athletic competitions who once had the privilege of announcing in Yankee Stadium. Dwyer is thankful for the opportunity to work with WHAT cast and crew and for the support of his family.
Jonathan Rueda (Phillip (The Stage Manager))
Jonathan Rueda Phillip/The Stage Manager has been an actor since high school. He attended Bergen Community College, New York Film Academy, where He received an associate degree including a certificate for film acting. This is his first time working with What co art and theatre company. He is very excited and honored to be on stage with an amazing cast and crew.
Kay Dixon (Alabama Miller (The Playwright))
Kay Dixon Alabama Miller/The Producer is a Chicago native Actress/Dancer/Director/Drama Instructor/Model/Vocalist/Producer and Writer. In addition to stageplays, Ms. Dixon has produced several short films in Los Angeles and Chicago and is a ghost writer for television shows, 'Divorce Court', 'Unfaithful' and 'The Steve Harvey Court Show' She is currently the CEO/President and Head Writer of Dixon Entertainment (Chicago, Illinois), has worked with several Chicago Public Schools and has been contracted as a Performing Arts Instructor through the Beverly Arts Center, Mayfair Academy of the Fine Arts, After School All Stars (Newark, New Jersey) and Kidz Stop (Los Angel's, California). This is her first stage play in New Jersey, and looks forward to bringing more stage and film projects to the area.