Kinky Boots Cast
Alma Lambson (Charlie Price)
(He/ Him) Alma is so happy to be back on the Ziegfeld stage! You may have seen him recently in Grease, Pirates of Penzance, or The Sound of Music. He wants everyone to know how excited he is to be able to play this role and how important the show's message is. Alma wants to thank his parents Ilene and Tim Bettinson and his lovely girlfriend Sydney for all of their love and support.
Andre'-Mar'Quis Mitchell (Lola/ Simon)
(He/ Him) Andre’-Mar’Quis “Moon” Mitchell serves as an Assistant Director at The U, a Professor of English, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and the President of the Salt Lake City’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Though a passionate and committed advocate for mental health, LGBTQIA+ and underserved communities, working tirelessly to create a sense of belonging within the community, Moon is also no stranger to the stage, garnishing international and collegiate credits for his portrayal of Othello, Hamlet, as well as his tenure and training with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. His Ziegfeld debut as ‘Lola’ serves as both his return to the stage after 7 years and the pleasure of fulfilling the second of his two dream roles.
Sydney Lorraine Vance (Lauren)
(She/ They) Sydney Lorraine Vance is thrilled to be making her Zigfield debut with such a fun and important show. Sydney has a deep love of the arts, and is honored to have a part in Utah’s flourishing artistic community. You can catch Sydney in a range of different roles, from Portia in Merchant of Venice, Hannah in Puffs, to a resident position as a singer at Prohibition. Sydney hopes that Kinky Boots will inspire joy and love in everyone the way it has inspired her.
Chelsea Jurkiewicz (Nicola)
(She/ Her) Chelsea is thrilled to be making her Ziegfeld debut in such a fabulous show as "Kinky Boots"! She began performing in professional theatre last year, originating the role of Zoe in the dramatic play "To Saints and Stars" with Good Company Theatre. Before transitioning to the stage, Chelsea spent 8 years traveling the country as a film actress. Credits include lead roles in the Amazon movies "Curse of Crom", "Abigail Haunting", and "The Crumbs". She also won the Utah Film Award for her performance in the short film "Through the Valley of the Hunter". Chelsea would like to thank the Zig for this opportunity. "Enjoy the show! Just be who you wanna be!" IG: @chelsea.jurkiewicz
Richard Marsh (Don)
(He/ Him) Richard makes a highly anticipated return to the stage, embodying the charismatic and lovable character of Don in the electrifying musical "Kinky Boots." Having wowed audiences in the past with unforgettable performances as the dentist in "Little Shop of Horrors" and the hilarious Sir Robin in "Spamalot," Richie's five-year absence has only intensified the excitement surrounding his comeback. With his unmatched talent, versatility, and magnetic stage presence, Richie is set to captivate audiences once again, bringing the vibrant world of "Kinky Boots" to life with his impeccable charm and show-stopping performance. (This bio written by ChatGPT.)
Mak Milord (Pat)
(She/ They) Mak is thrilled to be back on the Ziegfeld Stage! Mak's favorite credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (HCTO), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Ziegfeld Theater), RENT (Ziegfeld Theater), and Les Miserables (Provo High School). Mak is studying Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, and Diversity at the U of U and is so excited to be exploring her passions of musical theater and novel writing. "All my love to Michele & Kathy for their continued support in following my dreams." Don't adapt, influence
Emily Wennerholm (Trish)
(She/ They) Emily Wennerholm is so stoked to be doing another show with the Zig!! She dedicates this performance to her mom, for being the biggest cheerleader & inviting me to drag brunch all the time!! I love you!!
Britton Auman (George B)
(He/ Him) This is Britton’s third main stage production with the Zig! Theater credits include being Steve/ The Man in RENT, Scarecrow for the ASL productions of The Wizard of Oz at the Zig; ASL Specialist for Tribes with SLAC and performing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bunnicula and Candide at Gallaudet University.
Troy Martell (George T)
(He/ Him) Troy is thrilled to be back on stage with The Zig. Most recently in The Zig productions of "RENT" as swing and "The Scarlet Pimpernel" as Farleigh. Past credits include, "Footloose," "How To Succeed in Business," and "Guys and Dolls" as a member of the Ensemble as well as Matt in "The Fantasticks." He would like to thank his cats (Casper, Loaf, Rye, and Cheez-it), Dog Archie, and his lovely partner Josh, who constantly support his crazy endeavors.
Miles Broadhead (Mr. Price)
(He/ Him) Miles is thrilled to work with the Ziegfield and Egyptian theatre for his first time. Miles has appeared in Utah theatre with Three Penny Theater, Utah Opera, Desert Star and City Rep. Miles also stared on the NBC/Oxygen show "Dance Your A** Off" and the Web series "Twinks" as well as a number of local and national commercials, radio voiceovers. This show is dedicated to Misha.
Mitch Fowers (Richard Bailey)
(He/ Him) This is Mitch's second show at the Ziegfeld and he's so grateful and excited to be back. Past favorite roles include Cleante in The Miser, Phillip in The Shape of Things, Flan in Six Degrees of Separation, and McQueen in Urinetown.
Jake Oaklyn (Harry)
(He/ Him) Jake is excited to be appearing in his second show at the Ziegfeld, and first at the Egyptian! He appeared in Freaky Friday in 2021. Recent favorites include School of Rock at Hale Centre Theatre, Emmett in Legally Blonde at the Empress, Elf at Centerpoint, and Daryl in Bright Star at the Hopebox. Past favorites include Willard in Footloose, Pablo in Sister Act, and Jack in Into the Woods. Jake is an LCSW and therapist in the area.
Samantha Stratford (Angel)
(She/ Her) Samantha has been performing in drag for almost two years, and is THRILLED to make her Theatre debut with this fabulously timely show. She would like to thank her right hand man, Ali. I love you. To support and protect drag in America please consider donating to the ACLU drag defense fund here: https://action.aclu.org/give/support-drag-defense-fund
Jezúz Gomez- Villalobos (Angel)
(He/ Him) Jezúz is very excited to come back to The Zig as an Angel for this amazing show. He's previously had the privilege of playing Angel in RENT, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Benjamin in The Yellow Boat, and has danced professionally for Lagoon, and The Viva La Diva Show. He would like to take a moment to thank his Juan and only, family, and friends who always encourage him to continue his dreams. He'd like to dedicate this performance to Utah's entire LGBTQIA+ community. To his guardian angel, mom, this is all for you.
Israel Melchor (Angel)
(Human/ Any) Izzy has been a part of the wonderful world of Drag here In Utah for about 5 years. He started in a little play house in Provo, called THE BOXCART which, thanks to the Devine sister-misters they gave IZZY LOVELY life which then carried him into other major play house like Crowdsource entertainment, equinox entertainment and to all the major Drag house who have hosted him.
Jack Mergens (Angel)
(He/ Him) Jack Is every excited for this show!
Mejai/ Kawaii (Angel)
(He/ Him) Mejai is soo Overwhelmingly happy to be part of this production and is excited to bring this Fabulous show to life for the first time in utah!! Thanks to the zig. the production team and the cast for creating this space of love and acceptance!! Sit back, get as kinky as you want and enjoy the show! And remember DRAG IS NOT A CRIME!
Annabelle Durham (Female Ensemble)
(She/ They) Annabelle Durham is a proudly queer, disabled actor, and a current Musical Theatre major at Weber State University with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. They're so excited to make their Zigfeld debut in one of their favorite shows! She loves being both on stage and behind the scenes. She last played Miss Prism in WSU’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and has teched for Something’s Afoot (wardrobe crew), The Impracticality of Modern Day Mastodons (electrics crew), Sweeney Todd (spot operator), and Matchstick Girl (ASM). In their spare free time, she loves to cook, go thrift shopping, and play games with their family. Thank you to her wonderful professors, her parents and siblings, and all of her friends who love and support her!
Rylee Harris (Female Ensemble)
(She/ Her) Rylee Harris is thrilled to be performing again at Ziegfeld. She and her husband recently moved to the West Jordan area where they live with their two puppies. Rylee graduated with her Bachelor’s in Theatre Performance from Idaho State University in 2019 and has performed professionally and in the community ever since. Some of her favorite past roles include: Betty in White Christmas, Judy Bernly in 9 to 5, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Rylee hopes you will enjoy this beautiful and timely story!
Anna Peacock (Female Ensemble)
(She/ Her) This is Anna's first show with Ziegfeld, and she is so excited to contribute to sharing such a heart-felt story! Some of Anna's favorite roles include Queenie (understudy) in "The Wild Party", Millie in "Thoroughly Modern Millie", Ellie in "Freaky Friday", Katherine in "Newsies", and Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors". Anna has performed at Hale Center Theatre Sandy, Draper Historic Theatre, Hopebox Theatre, the Eccles Main Stage and Blackbox Theatre in SLC, the Rose Wagner Theatre, the Grand Theatre, and now here with Ziegfeld Theatre. Outside of performing, Anna is a full time 911 Dispatcher who enjoys sugar free redbulls and spending time with her husband and two VERY naughty (but sweet) dogs.
Grant Davis (Young Charlie)
(He/ Him) Grant is so happy to be a part of this incredible show! This is his first main stage show and he couldn’t be happier!
Penelope Gunn (Young Lola)
(She/ Her) Penelope is very excited to be debuting on the stage of the Zigfield Theater wearing high-heeled shoes! She is a fun-loving kindergartener at Wasatch Waldorf Charter School. Penelope enjoys singing, playing the violin, piano, and ukulele. She also loves ballet, making new friends, being a Girl Scout, and her iPad.
Poison Grace (Angel Swing)
(He/ She/ They) Poison Grace is excited to be doing this show at the Zig!