KYLE ADAMS (The Cat in the Hat) is very grateful to be making his Drury Lane debut in a show he's loved for a long time. Kyle most recently played Buddy the Elf in Paramount Theatre's Elf the Musical, and has also performed with Marriott Lincolnshire, Fireside Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square, and Artists' Ensemble Theatre. A proud AEA member and graduate of Rockford University, Kyle thanks his lucky stars that he gets to play pretend for a living.
BRIAN BANDURA (Swing, u/s Horton, Mr. Mayor, Wickersham Brother) is excited to be making his Drury Lane debut! He is a proud Hoosier with a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Indiana University. Recently he had the thrill of swinging on for Newsies at the Marriott Theatre. Brian is so thankful for his friends and family who have supported him throughout the years. A special thanks to his brothers, Thomas and Nick, and his loving parents, Tom and Brigette. You can keep up with him at brianbandura.com
ANDREA COLLIER (Ensemble, Bird Girl, u/s Mayzie, Dance Captain) can't wait to entertain at Drury Lane in Seussical! She was most recently seen in 42nd Street and Rock of Ages this past year at Drury Lane. Chicago credits include: Pinkalicious (Pinkalicious), The Nutcracker, The Music Man, Hairspray (Brenda, U/S Tracy) and Gypsy (June). National Tour/Regional: Hairspray National Tour (Brenda, u/s Tracy); North Shore Music Theatre: Footloose (Urleen), All Shook Up, Legally Blonde and A Christmas Carol; The Armory: The Wedding Singer (Holly). A huge thank you to Roberta and Scott! Graduate of the University of Illinois with a BA in music education. Lots of love to Don and my incredibly supportive family and friends!
KYRIE COURTER (Sour Kangaroo/Bird Girl) is so excited to be making her Drury Lane debut with such a fun show and incredible cast! You can also currently catch her as Marta in Company at the Venus Cabaret Theater. Chicago credits include: Marie Christine (BoHo Theatre); BLKS (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Thaddeus & Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Dreamgirls, Applause, Babes In Arms (Porchlight Music Theatre); and The Wiz and Little Fish (Kokandy Productions). Kyrie would love to thank her incredible family for their undying support and love. She is represented by Stewart Talent. Oh, the thinks you can think!
DEVIN DESANTIS (Horton the Elephant) is so happy to be sharing Seussical with audiences of all ages this spring! Previously, he has told this story from the perspective of a Wickersham brother and Mr. Mayor in Whoville, but now he’s excited to see the world through Horton’s eyes. Other Drury Lane productions include: White Christmas, Camelot, The Hot Mikado, and Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. Love to my family, all my little bugs, nuts, and pickles, and to Stephen. Have courage & be kind..
JAMES LEONARDI (JoJo) is thrilled to be making his Drury Lane debut! Credits include: Hero boy on the Warner Brothers Polar Express Train ride in Chicago. James has been in many diverse roles such as: Beast (Beauty & the Beast), T-Bird Doody (Grease), Charlie (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory), Daddy Warbuck’s (Annie). A big thank you to mom, dad, family, friends, Gray Talent, and the Drury Lane Team for believing in him and realizing that “It’s Possible”.
ANTHONY LOMBARD (Ensemble, Wickersham Brother, u/s Cat in the Hat) is delighted to be performing in Seussical for the second time, his first being the highlight of his freshman year of high school where he played tree #2. Between that Seussical and this one, Anthony’s done a bunch. For example, he graduated from Full Sail University and moved to Chicago to study comedy at IO and The Second City. He lives in Chicago with his truly amazing wife and dog and spends his spare time creating and producing all kinds of fun stuff with his friends like the web series Lake Effect and Check avail.
Patrick Scott McDermott
PATRICK SCOTT MCDERMOTT (JoJo) is thrilled to be making his Drury Lane debut! He was recently seen as Little Boy in Ragtime at Marriott Theatre. Other favorite Chicago area credits include: Michael in Peter Pan (Music Theater Works); Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre & Eclectic Full Contact Theater); James in James and the Giant Peach (Cricket Theatre); Michael Banks in Mary Poppins (The Kings Players); Young Will in Big Fish (Prospect High School). Patrick is forever grateful to those who have helped ignite and support his love and passion for singing, dancing, performing and storytelling. Much thanks to Scott, the production team, and Drury Lane for the awesome opportunity to tell this uplifting and fun story!
LEAH MORROW (Mayzie La Bird) is happy to return to Drury Lane where she was last seen as Aunt Spiker in James and The Giant Peach, and in ...Superman, The Musical. Other Chicago credits include: Madagascar (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Madagascar (Marriott Theater); Avenue Q (Jeff nomination), The Producers, The Addams Family, Barnum, The Christmas Schooner, A Grand Night For Singing (Mercury Theater Chicago). She has also appeared in various print ads and commercials. Thank you for supporting live theater - oh, the things you can think!! Love to Doug and Peanut, our perfect little Squish.
MEGHAN REDDING (Gertrude McFuzz) Took a subway train to get on a plane, all to make her debut at Drury Lane. In NYC, Meghan pursues her dreams as an actor of voice, screen and stage. Now she’s thrilled to play Dr. Seuss’ one-feathered bird flown right off the page. She once played Sheila in Hair and toured as Wendy in Peter Pan, and she learns and performs wherever she can. Thanks to Scott and team for putting on such an amazing show. And love to my family, who mean more to me than they’ll ever know. Xx @itsmeghanredding
Mary Margaret Roberts
MARY-MARGARET ROBERTS (Mrs. Mayor, Ensemble, u/s Gertrude) is ecstatic to be on the Drury Lane stage in this super fun musical! Some of her Chicago credits include: Praise Team in The Christians (Steppenwolf Theatre), Lysistrata Jones in the Chicago premier of Lysistrata Jones (Refuge Theatre Project), Doreen in Far From Heaven (Porchlight Music Theatre), and Sally Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas (Broadway Playhouse). She would like to thank Roberta for always believing in her and Scott for giving her this chance! She would also like to thank her amazing family, friends, and her Matthew, without whom none of this life would be possible! www.marymargaretroberts.com
MAISIE ROSE (Swing, u/s Sour Kangaroo, Birdgirl) is so excited to make her Drury Lane Theatre debut! Chicago credits include: Lysistrata Jones and Things to Ruin (Refuge Theatre Project), Bonnie & Clyde and Loving Repeating (Kokandy Productions), and Elephant & Piggie’s: We Are In A Play! (Northbrook Theatre). Most recently, she was a part of Porchlight Music Theatre’s New Faces Sing Broadway 1959 concert. Last summer, Maisie made her New York debut in one of the New York Musical Festival’s mainstage productions, Numbers Nerds. She originally hails from Highland Park, IL and is a proud Northwestern University graduate. www.maisiezrose.com!
KORAY TARHAN (Ensemble, Wickersham Brother) is delighted to make his Drury Lane debut with Seussical! Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Koray is a Columbia College Chicago alum with a passion for music (guitar/vocalist), physical theatre, and acrobatics. Koray has regional experience around the country most notably with the Cincinnati Playhouse (Jane Eyre, A Prayer for Owen Meany/A Christmas Carol), the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego (The Boy Who Danced on Air) and many more. You can also catch Koray right now in Porchlight Theatre's Memphis (Ensemble). When Koray isn't acting you can find him training clients as a fitness coach, watching his LA sports teams from afar (Go Dodgers!), and spending time with his beautiful girlfriend and their two chihuahuas. He'd like to thank his family, friends, and his wonderful Josephine for their continued love and support. t
MARCO TZUNUX (Ensemble, Wickersham Brother) This is Marco's Drury Lane debut! Marco is an alum of the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Marco recently made his Chicago debut in the tribe of Hair at the Mercury Theater Chicago. He appeared as Juan in Altar Boyz at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre shortly after. From there, he moved to the Greenhouse Theater to work on “TRU” at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. #peacocknation "Amor.".