Odd Squad Live – Cast & Creative
Jackie Reynolds (Agent Oleanna)
Jackie is a NYC-based actor. NYC credits include Off-Off Broadway productions of RENT and Evita, as well as performing as a soloist in both Maury Yeston and Jonathan Larson tribute concerts. Regionally, Jackie has been seen in The Producers, Noises Off, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and Grease! While in NYC she has done commercial and film work and is currently involved in a SAG new series. www.jackiereynolds.org Instagram: @jackie_reynolds
Cliff Sellers (Agent Orion)
Originally from Wilmington, DE and then moved to NYC to study at the historical Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Proud Alumnus of Delaware All-State Theatre and American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC (2016), Select Credits include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pontius Pilate/Saint Peter), The Great Escape, All Shook Up, Nabucco (Super), Life and Times Episodes 2,3,4. Thank you first and foremost to my brother Andre, Fallon, Mom, Dad, and About Artist Agency. Twitter/Instagram: @CliffSellers
Thomas Anawalt (Evil Gardener)
Selected theatre credits: Dunsinane (National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company), The Misanthrope directed by Tony Tanner, The Threepenny Opera (A Noise Within),Einstein is a Dummy (Sierra Madre Playhouse), Follow Me Down (The Flea Theatre), The Magic Flute (John Anson Ford Amphitheatre). Film: That’s Opportunity Knocking (Best Comedy Short – L.A. Independent Film Festival). MFA, University of Southern California.
Bryan Black (Father Time)
First national tour! Select regional credits: A Christmas Story (Walnut Street Theatre), Big Fish and Dogfight (11th Hour Theatre Co.), Speech and Debate (Azuka Theatre), Burt and Me (Delaware Theatre Co.), Bullshot Crummond (Hedgerow Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (New Candlelight Theatre). Proud University of the Arts alum! Find out what’s next or just say hi at www.bryan-black.com!
Rebecca Marquardt (Meg)
Born and raised in Texas (Fort Worth and Fischer), went to LSU, got a Masters in Music from the Cincinnati Conservatory, and studied acting and comedy in Chicago (Black Box Academy, Second City, the Annoyance). She teaches voice, keyboard, and guitar at the School of Rock in Brooklyn and will play any instrument you put in her hands. She also has a “solo a cappella cover band” on YouTube: Rebecca Loops. Much love and thanks to my family as well as this talented cast and incredible creative team. www.RebeccaMarquardt.com Twitter/Instagram: @RebeccaLoops
Tiffany Reneé Thompson (Lady Terrible)
A New York City native and is “terribly” excited to make her touring debut, with Mills Entertainment. Some of her favorite credits: The Wedding Singer (Tina Turner/Crystal), Electra(Chorus Leader), Freedom’s Song (Sarah) and A Funny Thing Happened… (Domina). She would like to thank Wojick Seay Casting, the production team/cast, her mom, family and God.
Jade Genga (Female Swing)
Jade’s select regional theatre credits include Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), It’s A Wonderful Life, and My Fair Lady. Recent New York credits include I Could Never Love Anyone, Connections, Your Name On My Lips, Marilyn Exposed, and Diary: A One Act Play. She is a proud alumnus of The University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy). College credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), Rent (Mimi), Marisol (Marisol), Spring Awakening (Anna), and The Laramie Project (Reggie/Rebecca). She is so grateful for the opportunity to join The Odd Squad! A huge thanks to her family and friends for all their support.
Tristan J. Shuler (Male Swing)
Tristan is a NYC-based actor, director and writer. Recent theatre: Tiny Tom (Urinetown, Off-Broadway at John Cullum Theater); Lenny (Faith Under Fire, National Black Theatre); Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid, Zoellner Center); Alexander (The Dreaming at The Chain); Walter (Elise: A New Musical at The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity). He is a current company member of Improbable Stage and is so grateful for the amazing people in his life he has been blessed with. www.TristanJShuler.com @TristanJShuler
Kane Bailey (Kid Agent Orion – appearing on video screen)
In his spare time Kane plays rep hockey and is also sponsored for his popular Frisbee trick shots on Instagram. Kane is pleased to continue supporting his growing shoe habit… Nike, Jordan, Adidas, etc. — he has a bunch.
Kaitlyn Chalmers-Rizzato (Kid Agent Oleanna – appearing on video screen)
Thrilled to be part of the cast of Odd Squad Live!, Kaitlyn is passionate about musical theatre, singing, film & television, modeling, playing hockey & softball, and jamming on the violin & piano with her identical twin sisters. This great opportunity would have made her late thespian granny proud!
Millie Davis (Ms. O, appearing on video screen)
Millie Davis is nine years old. Career highlights include playing the stern and grumpy but lovable role of Ms. O on the Sinking Ship/PBS hit Odd Squad; and running for her life through the jungles of the Dominican Republic with her real-life brother Drew, Andy Garcia and her on-screen parents Forest Whitaker and Eva Longoria in A Dark Truth. These days, Millie has a recurring role on the hit sci-fi series Orphan Black and plays Molly in Disney Junior’s Playdate. Millie also currently voices the role of PAL in Annedroids and Penelope in Amazon’s Wishenpoof. Millie has also had roles in Man Seeking Woman, Remedy, Best Man Holiday, Portal To Hell and My Viola and has voiced roles in The Doozers, The Magic Hockey Skates and Super Why.
Jessica Law (Tube Operator, appearing on video screen)
Jessica is an energetic entertainer who loves to travel the world! When she’s not singing, skiing, snowboarding or sailing she can be found snuggled under a million blankets with a fantastic book and her cute hamster, Timbit!
Tim McKeon (Book)
Tim McKeon is co-creator, executive producer and head writer for the PBS KIDS show Odd Squad. He is the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award and a Daytime Emmy Award for writing. Tim has been a writer/producer for over ten years and worked on shows for Amazon, Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Universal Studios and Sesame Workshop, among others. Tim enjoys eating pie and jogging, but not at the same time.
Adam Peltzman (Book)
Adam Peltzman is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the PBS KIDS series Odd Squad, and the creator and executive producer of the Nickelodeon preschool series Wallykazam! Adam has been the head writer of several series, including PBS’s The Electric Company and Nickelodeon’s The Backyardigans and Blue’s Clues. His writing and producing work has earned him two Emmy awards and ten nominations. Other writing credits include series and development work for Nickelodeon, PBS KIDS, Disney, and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Adam has also written several comedic one-act plays and the book and lyrics for the national touring production of Backyardigans Live.
Mark De Angelis (Book)
Mark De Angelis is a Daytime Emmy Award winning writer whose credits include Odd Squad (PBS), where he acts as Co-Executive Producer and Story Editor. Hailing from Toronto, Mark has written on numerous television programs, granting him the opportunity to work with the likes of Martin Short, Dave Foley, Andrea Martin, Tim McKeon, and Adam Peltzman. Those last two dudes are nothing but trouble.
Paul Buckley (Music Composer)
Buckley earned his BA in Media Studies from Pomona College, and quickly found a musical home in the Burbank studio of now-retired “Seinfeld” composer Jonathan Wolff. Over the ensuing eight years, he scored dozens of tv comedies including NBC’s “Will & Grace” and FOX’s critically acclaimed “Action.” He settled in Los Angeles in a newly expanded industrial space designed to accommodate a broadening scope of work including songs and scores for feature films (“Happily N’ever After,” “Happily N’ever After 2” from Lionsgate), animated series (“Wallykazam,” “Spaceballs: The Animated Series”) and prime time TV comedies (“Oliver Beene,” “2 Broke Girls”).
Darren Katz (Director)
Darren Katz recently completed over 5 years as Resident Director of the The Lion King on Broadway. He was Resident Director of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway; Associate Director of the San Francisco, Boston and 1st National Touring productions; and directed the 2nd National Touring production of the Bee. Original plays include You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up written by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn (Orin Wolf/Blumenthal PAC; Nat’l Tour) and I Got Sick Then I Got Better (NYTW). Currently developing: Pub Crawl written and performed by Rory O’Malley; Squirrel Heart written and performed by Sarah Stiles (Joe’s Pub). www.darrenkatzdirector.com
Jonathan Ivie (Musical Director)
Jonathan Ivie is a composer/arranger/musicdirector/vocal-coach. Recent New York credits: ‘Rock of Ages’ (Broadway Music-Director/Keys); ‘Natasha Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812′ (Off-Broadway Piano/Conductor); ’50 Shades! The Musical Parody’ (Off-Broadway Music-Director/Keys); ‘Ha! the Musical’ (Arranger/ Music Director/Keys); ’Rob Ford: Rock Star’, Jonathan’s original musical, featured at Phoenix Theatre’s 2015 New Works Festival; ‘Sweet Dreams: the Musical’, featuring songs of Air Supply, now in development with Phoenix Theatre (Arranger/Music-Director); ‘Oswald: the Musical’ (Music-Director/Arranger/ Conductor); ‘Jacques Brel’ 1-man show starring Mitchell Jarvis (Arranger/Music-Director/Keys); ‘Crude: the Musical’ at the 2016 NYMF festival; Tony-nominee Constantine Maroulis (Music Director/Keys); vocal quartet The Company Men (touring Keys/Music Director).
Ken Goldstein (Scenic Designer)
Ken has designed at numerous regional theatres including: Baystreet Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, Barrington Stage Company, The Hangar Theatre, The Skylight Music Theatre, Arkansas Rep, and The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. With Mills Entertainment, Ken designed for Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! and Sid the Science Kid Live! National tours. He has also designed productions for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Ken holds an MFA in Set Design from Brandeis University, is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, and is the Associate Professor of Set Design at SUNY at New Paltz.
Matthew Guminski (Lighting Designer)
His work has been seen across the country at theatres including Wick Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, Northern Stage, Timberlake Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, White Plains Performing Arts Center. Designed several world premieres including Lou Diamond Phillips’ new play Burning Desire (Seven Angels Theatre). Previous Mills designs include Bring it Live! Lighting and Video Designer for pop rock band Neon Trees, MisterWives, David Garrett, Young The Giant and Bush. Eight-time recipient of the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Professional Lighting Design. BFA in Lighting Design, Boston University. www.mglightingdesign.com
Cynthia Booker (Sound Design)
Cynthia is a freelance sound designer and audio engineer. MFA in Theatre Design and Technology – Sound Design and Audio Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. BFA in Theatre Design and Technology, Baylor University, emphasis in stage management and sound design. Cynthia has been given the opportunity to work in various capacities for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Chip-n-Dales International Dance Troupe, Next Theatre, Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute, WaterTower Theatre, Haven Productions, Greyman Theatre Company, Parkland Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, and the American Actors Company.
The Puppet Kitchen (Puppet Fabrication)
Possibilities come alive at our full-service puppetry studio, located in New York’s East Village. Our design, creation and performance work has been featured by The Public Theater, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The Disney Channel, Walt Disney World Theme Parks, PBS, TheaterWorks USA, The HERE Theater, Feist, Dance Theater Workshop and more. For more info about us and puppet-making workshops for kids and adults, visit www.puppetkitchen.com
Moe Shahrooz (Video Designer)
Moe Shahrooz is a video artist based in New York City. He specializes in animation, graphic design, and interactive video design. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including television shows, award shows, film festivals, music videos, and numerous theatrical productions. His work has been seen in venues such as Lincoln Center and Grand Central Station. He holds a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He is proud to be working with Odd Squad Live!
Kathryn Rohe (Costume Design)
Kathryn has worked for the award-winning Off-Broadway company, Transport Group, where she has designed eighteen productions, four of which were recorded by the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Designed eight world premieres including Terence McNally’s And Away We Go (for the Pearl Theatre, 2013), and Michael John LaChuisa’s Queen of the Mist (TG, 2011). Other regional theatre design includes the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Bloomington, IL), the Hippodrome (Gainesville, FL), the Clarence Brown (Knoxville, TN), the Drury Lane (Chicago), and Ball State University (Muncie, IN). Proud member of United Scenic Artists and the Theatrical Wardrobe Union.
Dana Weintraub (Prop Designer)
Dana is a recent graduate from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Prop Master: A Night with Janis Joplin (Capital Repertory Theatre). Set Designer: RENT, Julius Casear, A View from the Bridge (SUNY New Paltz), Ring of Fire (Potsdam Music Theatre).
Wojcik|Seay Casting – Holly Buczek, CSA (Casting Director)
Along with Holly Buczek, Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay cast all mediums. Tours: Vocalosity, Flashdance, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde (National & Korean), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and A Chorus Line. Off Broadway includes: Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play with Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, Handle With Care with Carol Lawrence, Triassic Parq, 666 and more. Current: The Hunt with John Walsh on CNN. Casting director in residence with Vital Theatre Company and Musicals Tonight! www.wscasting.com
Denise R. Zeiler (Technical Director/Assistant Stage Manager)
Denise has enjoyed the opportunity to work in practically every genre of live entertainment including dance, comedy, cooking, music and premier events. She will always call the theater ‘home.’ With credits that include Off-Broadway, Regional and National Touring productions. Denise is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting with several cinematic and theatrical scripts being shopped. For Mills, she has served as TD for Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE! and TD/SM for Roman vs. Fousey.
Joanna Brumley (Marketing & Publicity)
Joanna has worked on numerous exciting Mills Entertainment tours including Mel Brooks Back in the Saddle Again!, John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again at Last…for the Very First Time, Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live and Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’.
David Prather (Tour Manager)
David is pleased to be back with Mills Entertainment since working on Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody. Other National tour credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Fiddler on the Roof. David owned and operated the Mesa Theater and Club in Grand Junction, CO for 14 years. “We are all alone in this together.”
Becca Smith (Stage Manager/Lighting Director)
Select credits: Ring of Fire at Potsdam Music Theatre and Flight, A Crane’s Story with Ibex Puppetry. Becca has also previously worked with Pittsburgh based event and theatrical production company Flyspace Productions on projects including the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, ETQ Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Festival, and Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.
Steve Lisciani (General Manager)
Select GM credits for Mills Entertainment: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! Select Tour Manager and Production Coordinator credits for Mills Entertainment: Mel Brooks Live: Back in the Saddle Again, An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich and Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future.
Paige Selene Luke (Production Manager)
Selected P/SM credits include: The Kids in the Hall Tour (KITH), John Cleese & Eric Idle Together Again at Last… for the Very First Time (Mills), Jennifer Aniston Stole My Life (Hollywood Fringe) Resurreccion Mexican Folk (Ford Theatres). Select LD credits: Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party (Mills), Safe, 2nd Saturdays, Andy Dick’s Christmas Extravaganza (Six01 Studio), Ballet Folklorico Ollin (Ford Theatres), Tennessee in the Summer, Perennial (Sidewalk Studio Theatre), Angels in America (Stella Adler LA), Dirty (Zephyr Theatre).
Jennifer Weber (Choreographer)
“Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” NY Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) nominee, Artistic Director of the award-winning, theatrical hip-hop dance company, Decadancetheatre. Her work has been performed at Jacob’s Pillow, The Apollo, The Kennedy Center, London’s Southbank Center, Music Center LA, New York City Center, and The Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow. Choreographed for American Express, Uber, Ulta, L’Oreal Matrix, Reebok, Bloomberg, Philosophy, Marc Jacobs, CK2 and UK TV show, Blue Peter. Current director and choreographer of The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Creative Director of Bring it! Live 2016 tour. Weber and The Deca Crew were featured on TruTV’s competition series Fake Off. www.jenniferwebernyc.com
Ryan Amstad (Associate Producer)
Select Mills Entertainment credits: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, Let’s Play Live, Kian & JC’s Don’t Try This At Home World Tour, Mel Brooks: Back in the saddle again!, Ricky & Trevor’s Gold Alive Tour, The Dolan Twins 4OU World Tour. For Silent House Productions: Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, Britney Spears’ Piece of Me Las Vegas Residency, American Idol XIII, Katy Perry 56th Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards. B.A.: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Matt Franzetti (Associate Producer)
Selected credits include: Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (off-Broadway and tour), The Berenstein Bears LIVE! (off-Broadway and tour), Virtually Me! (tour), FAME (Tropicana Casino and Resort), In the Night Garden LIVE! (U.K. tour). B.A.: Muhlenberg College, M.A.: Goldsmiths, University of London.
Simone Gianfrancesco (Producer)
Select Mills Entertainment credits: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, Lifetime’s Bring It! Live, John Cleese & Eric Idle Together Again At Last…For the Very First Time, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live, Lilly Singh’s A Trip to Unicorn Island World Tour (tour and documentary), Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party World Tour, Kian & JC’s Don’t Try This At Home World Tour, and SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody. Select LA and Chicago credits: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Universal Studios, About Face Theatre. Founding member of Two Birds Casting (Chicago) and proud graduate of Smith College.