Previews Begin April 6
Brennan Caldwell is an actor, writer, recent Yale graduate, and former Whiffenpoof. New York and regional theater credits include Urinetown (Theatre Raleigh), Anything Goes (Stages St. Louis), Zelda (NYMF), Hound of the Baskervilles (Playhouse on Park), Shrek the Halls (Dreamworks) and Eudaemonia (Paradise Factory). TV and Film credits include NBC’s The Sing-Off and College Musical. Brennan also stars as Jimmy in the web series, Twenty Five, and writes, produces, and acts in the internet comedy, Off. AEA member. brennancaldwell.com
New York Theatre Credits include: Broadway National Tour: Annie (Jimmy Johnson/ Morgenthau/U.S. Rooster); Off Broadway: Signs Of Life (Kurt); Once Upon A Time In New Jersey (Narrator/Ed Vendetta) Regional Credits Include: Village Theatre Cabaret (Emcee); The Importance Of Being Earnest (Algernon) Both directed by Brian Yorkey; Bye Bye Birdie (Albert); Arkansas Rep: The 39 Steps (Clown 2); Pioneer Theatre Company: One Man, Two Guvnors’ (Alfie) Collins also originated the role of Dan in Next to Normal in Seattle, in 2005 and has recorded numerous audiobooks for Blackstone Audio and BBC America.
Bob D'Haene is an actor, director and musician. Theatre Credits: Baghdaddy (The Actor's Temple), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick/South Brooklyn Shakespeare), MacBeth (MacBeth/Expanded Arts), Roote (The Hot House/Columbia), Conversations with my Father (Joey/St. Louis Rep Theatre). TV/Film: Detective Holbrook (Six Degrees of Murder/I.D) George Keller (Evil Lives Here/I.D) Lawrence (Your World Too/Short). Directing Credits include: Richard II(Off-Broadway), MacBeth(Off-Off Broadway), The Laramie Project (Fairleigh Dickinson). Bob's band "D'Haene" was voted one of NPR's "Great Unknown Artists" and was recently featured in Lori Fisher's film "Chasing Taste".
Broadway: Gypsy (Dir. Sam Mendes), Big, Les Miserables, Will Rogers Follies. Off-Broadway: Triassic ParQ (SoHo PlayHouse), Substitution (Playwrights Realm), Scarcity (Atlantic Theater Company), Tea and Sympathy (Keen Company), Not Waving (Kirk at Theater Row). Regional: Grease (The MUNY), Wedding Singer (PCLO), Bring It On (World Premiere; Alliance Theater), West Side Story (Stratford Shakespeare Festival). TV: I Love You, But I Lied (LMN), The Following (Fox), The Leftovers (HBO), Elementary (CBS), The Carrie Diaries (CW), It Could Be Worse (HULU). illumiNAUGHTY.
(Curveball) Joe is thrilled to join the talented cast and crew of "Baghdaddy" He has enjoyed working with diverse groups including Short North Stage, the Fireside Theatre, Laboratory Theatre, Built for Collapse, Water People Theatre, the Seven Collective, Loudermilk Productions, the Ringwald Theatre and Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. He has appeared in television programs on Oxygen, the Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, as well as advertisements for Disaronno and Newport. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.
Claire Neumann is grateful to reunite with this glorious community. While writing and filming sketches with her all-female improv team, Funkle Todd, and dancing with her hip-hop crew, Def-C, Claire is pursuing a Masters in Social Work at NYU. Favorite credits include the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, Triassic Parq; Smitty in How to Succeed…(Stages St. Louis); Cinderella in Into the Woods (Weathervane); Catherine in Boston Marriage (Hudson Stage). TV/Film: David Letterman; The Ellen Show; Spicy Tuna (SpicyTunaMovie.com); Timmy (Featured on FunnyOrDie). Claire is a national bird-calling champion. www.ClaireNeumann.com
Larisa Oleynik began her acting career at age eight as Young Cosette in a San Francisco production of Les Miserables. She went on to star in the popular Nickelodeon show The Secret World of Alex Mack and in the teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Just like Kat Stratford, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in '04. Recent favorite TV appearances include an arc on Hawaii 5-0 where she got shot down by Wo Fat and a recurring gig on Mad Men as Mrs. Ken Cosgrove. Larisa is also super proud to have recently produced and starred in the Los Angeles premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow.
Ethan Slater is an actor and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He recently starred as SpongeBob in the world premiere of The SpongeBob Musical in Chicago (and will soon be taking the role to Broadway). Other credits include: "Modell" in Diner at Delaware Theater Company. New York/Off-Broadway: PEMDAS (59e59), Claudio Quest (NYMF - co-written by Marshall Pailet), What We Know (Teatro Circulo), Independents (SoHo Playhouse, FringeNYC). Film: Lightning Bugs in a Jar (Cannes 2015), EVOL. Web Series: "Redheads Anonymous", "New Mayor of New York". Ethan is a 2014 Vassar graduate and company member of OYL.