National tour debut! Regional: Mary Poppins (Winifred Banks), Peter Pan (Mrs. Darling), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Sister Act (Mary Martin-of-Tours), A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along. Huge thanks to The King and I team, FireStarter Entertainment, Jason Styres, and my supportive family. angelabaumgardner.com
King of Siam
Pedro is honored to be bringing King Mongkut to life. He has a BA in Music from Harvard University. Regional: The Fantasticks, South Pacific, Evita, The Addams Family, The Producers, Jesus Christ Superstar, White Christmas, The Odd Couple Female Version. MD/Conductor: Cabaret, First Date, Seussical, Putnam Spelling Bee, The King and I, Les Misérables School Edition. Pedro is also a choir conductor, pianist, musician, teacher, and composer. He is also a fitness and mindfulness enthusiast. Aloha and IMUA! pedrokaawaloa.com
DeAnna is so grateful to be making her National Tour debut! Off-Broadway: Lili Marlene (St. Luke’s Theater). Regional: Wild Swans (A.R.T.). Very special thanks to Jason Styres, CSA, Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio and Tom Burke Studio! My deepest love goes to my entire family, friends and colleagues for ALL your support!! VISIT ME AT: www.deannachoi.com
Kralahome, u/s King
Bern is delighted to be traveling with this lovely tour family. He was most recently seen in NYC in Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow), Finding Home featuring the music of Ricky Ian Gordon (Bernard). Other favorite credits include Cosi Fan Tutte (Guglielmo), The Merry Widow (Bogdanovitch) and Into the Woods (Baker). Before the tour, he taught voice as an adjunct faculty member at NYU while completing graduate studies there.
National tour debut! Opera: The Magic Flute (First Lady/Opera Hong Kong), The Mikado (Peep-bo). Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. Much love and gratitude to my entire family, mentors, Jason Styres, TEG. Paulina is a proud graduate of Manhattan School of Music, paulinayeung.com
Hayden is thrilled to join The King and I. Prior credits: A Christmas Story national tour (Flick), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Ben), The Nerd (Thor) at George Street Playhouse and 2018 US Tennis Open Soloist. Thank you: NETworks, Jason Styres, Lisa Calli, Justin, Emily, Janine, Mom, Dad & Brielle.
TIMOTHY MATTHEW FLORES
National tour debut! Training: Marymount Manhattan College (Theatre Arts/Musical Theatre). Many thanks to my family, friends, & teachers for making this life-changing experience possible.
Dongwoo flew 6,885 miles from his home country. He landed in New York city where he had never been before. Also he had never performed in English. People in New York started calling him "DW" then he started his first journey with his new name in America. He was chosen to be a cast at the 12th Annual Broadway Rising Stars Concert. Furthermore, he become a member of the 2nd national tour team of The King and I. Dongwoo Kang is from Seoul, South Korea who wants to sing for bringing love and hope to people. He is thankful that he got much support from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. All glory to God.
Standby for Anna Leonowens
National Tour: The Sound of Music (u/s Elsa Schraeder). Regional: Ragtime on Ellis Island (Evelyn Nesbit), Macbeth (Witch, LA Opera), Guys and Dolls (Sarah), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), The Little Mermaid (Allana), Cabaret (Frenchie). MM UCLA, BA Stanford University. Many thanks to ATB and The King & I family. For Mom, Dad, and Kelsey. anniesherman.me
Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey
National tour debut. Recent regional credits include: The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven), A Little Night Music (Henrik), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Beauty and The Beast (Cogsworth), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfée), for which he won the 2016 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Graduate of The South Orange County School of the Arts. Special thanks to Nicole at FireStarter Entertainment and Jason Styres. For Caitlin and The Moms.
CATRINA TERUEL CLARK
Highlights: Miss Saigon U.S. tour (Gig u/s). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), South Pacific (Liat), Hot Mikado (Yum Yum, Miss Saigon (Kim), Aida (Amneris), West Side Story (Maria), Hair (Crissy) and more. Gratitude to Walker Clark, Jamie Wigginton, Nancy Carson, Jason Styres, NETworks and my students.
Raymond is elated to be making his national tour debut with The King and I. Regional: Mary Poppins (VARep), Mamma Mia (VMT) Others: USO show troupe NYC. So much love to my amazing family and friends for all the support! God Bless! Instagram: @raydimaano
Atsushi is thrilled to be in his first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical with this group of "Happy People". Originally from Tokyo, Japan. Favorite credits: Hello, Dolly!; La Cage aux Folles; Damn Yankees and Mamma Mia! (Pepper). Many thanks and love to family and friends.
Jenna is thrilled and honored to make her National Tour debut with The King and I! Marymount Manhattan College, (BFA in Dance). Thank you to Jason Styres, CSA and my family and friends, especially Mom, Dad, and Justin for their endless love and support!
Cj is 8 years old and from San Jose, California. He grew up singing and dancing with his two other siblings, Jenika and Jayden, at PnC Music. This is his first national tour. When not performing, Cj loves playing with BeyBlades!
Masumi is so excited for her National tour debut. She moved to NYC in 2015 from Japan. She currently appeared Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever at Surflight Theater. She can't thank enough to her family and friends in Japan. masumiiwai.com
Although Anjali has performed many different times from a very young age in New Mexico and in New York City, this is Anjali's Broadway debut with Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I.
Akina is thrilled to make her first national tour debut with The King and I. Favorite credits: Candide (Carnegie Hall), An American In Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), On the Town (Gateway Playhouse), Swing! (Soloist, at Gateway Playhouse), Carnival! (Dance Captain, at The Long Center). @akinakitazawa
Regional: Annie (The Gallery Players), Dance/Concert: BC/EFA Broadway Bares; On Demand, Strip U, Game Night (Hammerstein Ballroom), New York City Gay Men's Chorus (The Town Hall, NYU Skirball Center) - Soloist Dancer, TV; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Trailblazer Honors (LogoTV), Ballet:Nutcracker Chinese Dance (Dokoudovsky New York Conservatory of Dance), Japan: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theater Drama City), My Fair Lady (Ashia Runa Hall), Ballet; Coppélia (Subaru Hall), Opera; Un ballo in maschera (Maple Hall).
Kylie is thrilled to be making her national tour and professional debut! Various credits in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. Special thanks to teachers in her performing arts family who encouraged her. Thanks to The King and I cast and crew. Love to mommy, daddy, Kadyn, family and friends. Instagram: @kyliekuioka
Tour debut! Catherine is extremely grateful to be here. Credits include Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), The King and I (Lady Thiang), and Ludo’s Broken Bride (Off Bway). BM Musical Theatre for Arizona State University. NYC resident. Thank you to friends, family and mentors for their support. catherinelandeta.com
JEE HENG LIAO
Off-Broadway: Anything Goes - Musicals Tonight. Theater: Romance of the Western Chamber (TADA! Theater), Ninja Ballet (The Tank), When You've Got A Gift (NAAP), Goodbye (Players Theatre). Anything Goes (with Asian pop star Evonne Hsu). Training: NTUA, AMDA. Thanks Jason Styres Casting, Family, Friends and Teachers. @jeeliao
Tsubasa is originally from Japan. She is a graduate of The New School in NYC. Credits: Sayonara (Off-Broadway), Twelfth Night (Off-Broadway), The King and I (Asia Tour), multiple regional productions of Miss Saigon. She performs at numerous venues in NYC as a member of The Love Show, a Brooklyn-based theatrical dance company.
Trevor is excited to make his national tour debut with one of his favorite shows! Professional credits include: Miss Saigon (The Fulton Theater), The Drowsy Chaperone (Zachary Scott Theater). Trevor spent the last five years singing all over the world as a Guest Entertainer fronting the group Oh What A Night! on Norwegian Cruise line and as a Production Vocalist for Holland America Line. B.F.A in Musical Theater from Texas State University. For Mom and twin brother Travis.
Richel is delighted to make his National Tour debut! Regional credits include: Tarzan; Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Carousel; Gulf Coast Symphony, South Pacific; The Wick Theatre. Richel would like to thank to his family and friends for their love and support.
Born and raised in Indonesia and a recent graduate from New England Conservatory (BM), she has performed in Cendrillon, The Cunning Little Vixen, Dido and Aeneas and The King and I (Royal Child). Love and thanks to mom and dad. Praise to God. Instagram/Youtube: @pepitasalim
Most recently with NYC Ballet and BYA. Education: BFA with honors in Dance, Chularongkorn University, Thailand. Ballet Performance: Swan Lake (Odile), The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Cinderella (Cinderella), The Nutcracker (Clara/Sugar Plum), Snow White (Snow White), Don Quixote (Kriti). I have had the privilege and honor of work with recording artist, Madonna, for the "The Madonna & Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange".
Linder is excited to be making her National tour debut. Her credits include playing Tam in Serenbe Playhouse’s production of Miss Saigon and appearing in the film remake of Jacob’s Ladder. Big hugs to Mama and Daddy always and forever.
Princess Ying Yaowalak, Ensemble
Kayla is making her theatrical debut with The King And I tour. She lives in Canoga Park, CA, attends Chime Charter School and dances at Los Angeles Ballet Academy. Kayla would like to thank her family, and also Walker and Catrina of WC Studios and Nancy Carson of Carson-Adler Agency.
Matheus is a graduate from LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore, which is where he is from. He just starred in his off-Broadway debut as Minsik Lee in the new musical Comfort Women. He has also been seen on stage as Ming in A Language of Their Own, the Butler in Yosef the Musical and Elliot in Bright and Brave. He currently stars as Pengyu in the dark-comedy web series Big Law on YouTube. Favorite credits: Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins, Prez in The Pajama Game, and Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff. Instagram: @thematheustheory
National tour: Chuggington live! (Ensenble), Off-Off Broadway: Northbound (Dancer), New York Lizards Dance Team of Major League Lacrosse, Music Video: "Hello" from Above & Beyond, Dance Company: The Next Stage Project, Octavia Cup Dance Theatre. She would love to thank her family and David for never leaving her side.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA. Credits include: Seussical (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Spamalot, Rumors, Triumph of Love (Millbrook Playhouse), Beardo (Pipeline Theater Company), A Dream Play (NAATCO), Trade Practices (HERE). Education: BFA Musical Theater - Point Park University; Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.
This is Eliot's first national tour and he is delighted to join the cast of The King and I. He has previously appeared with the Stockton Civic Theatre, That's Showbiz! Theatre, and KUDOS Children's Theatre in Stockton, CA. He would like to thank Mom and Dad (even though he is banned from singing at the table), his sister Miriam, and his dog, Oliver.
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
MUSIC AND LYRICS
MUSIC AND LYRICS
Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) joined forces in 1942 and created the most successful partnership in the American musical theater. Their output included Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), the movie State Fair (1945, remade 1962, Broadway premiere 1996), Allegro (1947), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Me and Juliet (1953), Pipe Dream (1955), the TV musical Cinderella (1957, remade 1965, 1997, Broadway premiere 2014); Flower Drum Song (1958) and The Sound of Music (1959). Their shows have received several dozen major awards, including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. Lincoln Center Theater has presented Tony Award®-winning productions of Carousel (1994) and South Pacific (2008).
Resident Director at Lincoln Center Theater since 2009. LCT: My Fair Lady, Oslo (2017 Tony Award for Best Play; also London), The King and I, Golden Boy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony nominations); South Pacific (Tony award; also London, Australia); Blood and Gifts; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Prayer for My Enemy, Waste (Best Play Obie Award), Cymbeline (Callaway Award, also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Artistic director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre (2000–2009). Previously company director for the Guthrie Theater and associate artistic director at Hartford Stage. Opera: Roméo et Juliette (Salzburg, Milan, Chicago, Metropolitan Opera); Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (ENO, Metropolitan Opera); Otello, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera). Current productions include the Broadway premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.
BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY
BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY
Jerome Robbins is world renowned as choreographer/director of ballets, theater movies and television. His Broadway shows include On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I, West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Among his more than 60 ballets are Fancy Free, Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, in the Night and Glass Pieces, which are in the repertories of a NYC Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. Mr. Robbins’ numerous awards include Tonys, Oscars and Emmys.
Mr. Gattelli was awarded the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography in Newsies. Broadway (choreographer): My Fair Lady, SpongeBob Squarepants, War Paint, The King and I (Tony nomination), South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Amazing Grace, Casa Valentina, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunday in the Park With George, Godspell, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13, High Fidelity. Off- Broadway: Dogfight (Lortel Award), Altar Boyz (Lortel Award, Callaway Award, Drama Desk Nom.), Bat Boy: The Musical (Lortel Award) West End/London: Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific, tick, tick...BOOM! Sydney Opera House: My Fair Lady w/Julie Andrews, South Pacific. As director/choreographer, Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical, world premiere of In Your Arms (The Old Globe), world premiere of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug- Band Christmas (Goodspeed Opera House). Also choreographed Coen Brothers’ movie Hail, Caesar!, Newsies, Isn’t It Romantic?
LCT: South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk awards), A Man of No Importance, A New Brian, My Favorite Year. Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Titanic (actor), Kiss of the Spider Woman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Drood, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: Red Eye of Love, The Other Josh Cohen, Striking 12, See What I Wanna See (director); Saturn Returns, Floyd Collins, Romance in Hard Times (music director). Artistic director, the Collegiate Chorale; principal conductor, Westchester Philharmonic; consultant to the Public Theater; creative director of the 24 Hour Musicals. www.tedsperling.net
LCT: Golden Boy (Tony nomination), Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony nom.), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk award; Outer Critics Circle nom.), Cymbeline, Awake and Sing! (DD Award, Tony nom.), Edward Albee’s Seascape, The Light in the Piazza (Tony, DD awards). Broadway: The Ritz, Bad Habits, A Lesson from Aloes, The Road to Mecca(Roundabout). Also credits Off-Broadway, in regional theater, London, ten productions at the Metropolitan Opera and work at major opera companies throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.
LCT: King and I (Tony Award, OCC Award), South Pacific (Tony Award), Awake and Sing, (Tony Award), Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award), Macbeth, Golden Boy (Tony nomination), Edward Albee’s Seascape (Tony nomination), Dinner at Eight (Tony nomination), Twelfth Night (Tony nomination. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Gigi, The Royal Family (Tony Award), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Born Yesterday (Tony noms); Doubt, The Father, TV: NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!,” “Peter Pan Live!"
Broadway: Fifty productions, two Tony awards (The Lion King’ and ‘South Pacific) and eleven Tony nominations. Recent projects include: ’The Cherry Orchard’, ’She Loves Me’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof’, ‘The Father’, ‘On The Twentieth Century’, ‘The Bridges Of Madison County’, ‘Golden Boy’, ‘Spiderman- Turn Off The Dark’, ‘Ragtime’, ‘Movin’ Out’, ‘Bullets Over Broadway’,'Thoroughly Modern Millie', ‘The Boy From Oz’, many others. Television: 'Smash' Seasons 1 and 2 (NBC-Dreamworks). Education: Yale School of Drama
Scott received the first Tony awarded to sound for the Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific directed by Bartlett Sher. Recent B’way: The Front Page, Shuffle Along, Fiddler on the Roof, Dames at Sea, The King and I, Living on Love, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Delicate Balance, Love Letters, A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal, Lucky Guy, Chaplin (Drama Desk), Death of a Salesman (Tony nom), the revival of Chicago and over 50 City Center Encores. Recording projects include the B’way cast recording of An American in Paris (Grammy nom), Loudon Wainwright III’s Grammy winning High Wide and Handsome, Bebe Neuwirth’s Porcelain and Meredith Monk’s mercy.
Robert Russell Bennett
Robert orchestrated more than 300 Broadway musical scores, including Show Boat; No, No, Nanette; Of Thee I Sing; Face the Music; Oklahoma!; Carmen Jones; Finian’s Rainbow; Kiss Me, Kate; South Pacific; The King and I; My Fair Lady; Camelot. His arrangements for the 1955 film version of Oklahoma! earned him an Academy Award. He also orchestrated and arranged Rodgers’ TV documentary score for “Victory at Sea.” A classically trained composer, Bennett’s prolific output of original compositions includes symphonies, sonatas, a ballet, a concerto and an opera.
DANCE & INCIDENTAL MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS
DANCE & INCIDENTAL MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS
Trude amassed more than 50 Broadway credits as a choral and dance arranger, including The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Peter Pan. A composer in her own right, she provided music for such television shows as “Omnibus” and “The Seven Lively Arts.”
John has conducted several national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Seussical The Musical, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, the Royal National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! And The Wedding Singer. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. John was Musical Coordinator for several national and international tours including Sweet Charity starring Molly Ringwald, Annie starring John Schuck and Mackenzie Phillips, Hairspray, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, Elf The Musical, Memphis, Bullets Over Broadway, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Shrek The Musical.
David Aaron Brown
Jason Styres, CSA
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide…, Dames at Sea, The Lion King, Nice Work… Off-Broadway: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years…, The War Boys, Money Talks, Trip of Love, iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical (NYMF), Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical. Encores: 15 different productions including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Merrily We Roll Along and On Your Toes. National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide…, The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Film/TV: How You Look At It, Carousel (PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), So You Think You Can Dance, 50 Shades of F*****d Up. Regional/Commercial/Other: Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, Hartford Stage, NY Philharmonic, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), SF Symphony, TUTS, TUTS Underground, North Shore, Infinity Theatre Company, The Prancing Elites Project, Alexander McQueen/Document Journal. Seven-time Artios award nominee.
Broadway Booking Office NYC
TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT PRESS & MARKETING
TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT PRESS & MARKETING
Broadway Booking Office NYC is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing and press company representing award-winning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Matilda The Musical, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The King and I, Donny & Marie Christmas, The Sound of Music, Fun Home, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Love Letters starring Ali MacGraw & Ryan O’Neal, and The Rat Pack is Back!. www.bbonyc.com
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
is excited for The King and I! National Tours: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (PSM) and Beauty and the Beast (ASM). Select Kansas City credits: Assassins, Shipwrecked! And Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (Spinning Tree Theatre, SM), Cabaret (MTH, SM), Here Lies Joyland (KC Fringe, SM), and A Moon for the Misbegotten (KCAT, ASM). Emily is a graduate of Kansas State University. Many thanks to Andrew. emilywhitewinter.com
Benjamin-Michael Joseph Antipuna
A Philadelphia native and a graduate of DeSales University, Benny is ecstatic to join the national tour of The King and I. His background includes over 15 years of touring experience as well as work in theme park, cruise ships, and corporate entertainment. Highlights include Cirque Dreams, Universal Studios Orlando, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the Atlantis Resort. When not touring, Ben enjoys traveling, theme parks, camping, and soaking up the sun in Fort Lauderdale where he resides.
Seth has been with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He spearheaded the international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall. Seth has produced The Lincoln Center Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and The National Theatre production of War Horse. Together with Cameron Mackintosh, Seth served as Executive Producer for both the U.S. and U.K. tours of The National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, the 25th Anniversary U.S. tour of Les Misérables and the new The Phantom of the Opera tour. He is most proud of his greatest productions – Marlo and Camden.
NETworks Presentations LLC
From its inception over 20 years ago, NETworks, has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having toured over 70 productions internationally, NETworks current touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Elf the Musical, Finding Neverland, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. www.NETworksTours.com