J. TODD ADAMS (Mark Stevens, leader of the opposition) returns to PTC after playing Reverend John Hale in The Crucible. His other credits include: Three seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, including The Three Musketeers (Athos), Henry V (Pistol), Much Ado About Nothing (Don John) and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Sherlock Holmes. Film/Television: “Gilmore Girls,” “The West Wing,” Flyboys and Warriors of Virtue.
LARRY BULL (Tristan Evans, Prime Minister) is make his PTC debut. Broadway: Lincoln Center (The Coast of Utopia). Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado about Nothing, Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V, King Lear, Amadeus, Sense and Sensibility, Twelve Angry Men and Peter and the Starcatcher), among others. TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order: SVU.”
SAMANTHA EGGERS (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) is making her Pioneer Theater Company debut! Recent regional credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Kingsmen Shakespeare Company), Pride and Prejudice (La Mirada Theater), What the Butler Saw (Mark Taper Forum), Hero! (Asolo Repertory Theater), The Fox on the Fairway (Saint Michael’s Playhouse), The Glass Menagerie (American Repertory Theater) and The Lily’s Revenge starring Taylor Mac. Broadway & National Tour: Mamma Mia! Film/Television: Get Happy!, Racing Colt, “Jane the Virgin,” “Deadly Sins.” Training: M.F.A., American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
JOHN FORD-DUNKER (Prince Harry) Red (Geva Theatre), The Glory of the World (BAM), That High Lonesome Sound, So Unnatural a Level, Dracula, A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other theatre: Hands on a Hardbody (Park Playhouse), Our Voices Project (New Ohio Theatre), Macbeth (Old Hat Theatre Company), Wonderful Town (Quisisana Resort), Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Producers, Next to Normal, Big Love, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Normal Heart, Stags & Hens, Spring Awakening, Almost, Maine, Sunday in the Park with George, Soldiers Circle (UWSP). Training: B.F.A. in musical theatre from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Actors Theatre of Louisville Professional Training Company.
MONIQUE FOWLER (Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall) has performed leading roles in classic and contemporary works on Broadway, off-Broadway and in many regional theatres across the US. Her appearances in television and film include “Law and Order” for NBC, “The Skin of our Teeth” and “The House of Mirth” for PBS and Woody Allen’s Celebrity. She is the author of three plays adapted from historical letters, including one on the American poet Elizabeth Bishop, which she took to Brazil in 1999. She is an associate artist of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and artistic director of the Bagaduce Theatre in Brooksville, Maine, where she will direct Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard this summer.
GRANT GOODMAN (Prince William, Duke of Cambridge) is delighted to return to the Beehive State, having performed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival on several occasions — appearing as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Orsino in Twelfth Night, Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility and as the title role in Macbeth, among others. National Tours include: The Merchant of Venice starring F. Murray Abraham. Off-Broadway: Antony and Cleopatra, The Merchant of Venice (Theatre for a New Audience); King Lear, The Iliad (Lincoln Center); Richard II (Pearl Theatre); Pericles (Red Bull). Regional: Yale Repertory, Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, D.C.), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, Court Theatre (Chicago), PlayMaker’s Repertory, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Indiana Repertory, Syracuse Stage and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, among many others. Film & Television: “As the World Turns,” “Sex and the City.” Training: NYU. Later this spring, Goodman will appear in Heartbreak House directed by Tony Award Winner Darko Tresnjak at Hartford Stage.
JOHN HUTTON (King Charles III) King Charles III is his debut with Pioneer Theatre Company. Other regional credits include 23 years at DCPA Theatre Company, Great Expectations at Portland Center Stage, Our Town at Northern Stage and Equivocation and Cymbeline at The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. In New York: You Will Remember Me at Hudson Stage Company and Yours Unfaithfully at The Mint. Film and television: The Dwarves of Demrel, Distance, Who Would Think of a Flaming Trumpet?, “Power,” “Time After Time,” Murder of a President and Nobel.
JESS NAHIKIAN (Jess) After spending the last four years in the UK, Nahikian is thrilled to be making her debut at PTC. She holds an undergraduate degree in acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and additional degrees from Interlochen Arts Academy and Dell ‘Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Recent theatre credits: Alithea (The Country Wife), Virgilia (Coriolanus), Catherine (A View from the Bridge), Antigone (The Thebans), Margaret (The 39 Steps), Mustardseed (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Audrey (Charlie Sonata).
MAX ROBINSON (James Reiss, Press Secretary to King Charles III) was last seen at Pioneer Theatre Company as Msr. Morrel in The Count of Monte Cristo. He has also appeared here in Outside Mullingar, The Music Man, One Man, Two Guvnors, Much Ado About Nothing, Noises Off, My Fair Lady, The Producers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Misérables (Thénardier), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Amadeus, The Importance of Being Earnest and nearly 100 other productions at PTC. Robinson played Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., which earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination. He has also appeared in four seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Salt Lake Acting Company, The Grand Theatre and in regional theatres from Seattle to New York. Film and TV credits include Other People’s Money, “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” “Touched by An Angel” and Woody Allen’s Shadows and Fog.
BEN ABBOTT (Spencer/Nick/Sir Gordon/Paul/ Archbishop/Ensemble/U.S. Reiss) Pioneer Theater Company: Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof; Utah Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar; Hale Centre Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher, Beau Jest, The Nerd, Is He Dead?; Other theaters: Indiana Festival Theatre, PCPA Theaterfest, Cardinal Stage Company, The Great American Melodrama.
TYSON BAKER (Roberts, butler to King Charles III/Ensemble/U.S. William/U.S. Mark Stevens) PTC debut! Local credits: Booksmart, RUFF!, Different=Amazing (Plan-B Theatre); Mockingbird (Pygmalion Productions); Closer (Wasatch Theatre Co.); The Crucible (The Grand Theater); The 39 Steps, The Musical of Musicals: The Musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Old Lyric Rep.); R + J: Star-Cross’d Death Match, SLAC Lab 2017 (Salt Lake Acting Co.). Other fun stuff: Eight seasons at the Jackson Hole Playhouse playing various roles.
ROGER DUNBAR (Cootsey/Terry/Sir Michael/Speaker of the House/Ensemble) returns to PTC after playing Thomas in A Philadelphia Story. He has appeared locally as Paul Lebby in Poor Bastard (Riot Act); Joe Hill in One Big Union (Plan-B Theatre and Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Words3); Doubt, Amadeus (Utah Repertory); Art, The Comedy of Errors, Boeing Boeing, Betrayal (Pinnacle Acting Company); Hedda Gabler, The Winter’s Tale and Waiting for Godot (The Sting and Honey Company).
SUSANNA FLORENCE (Sarah/Ghost/TV Producer/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Pioneer Theatre Company. She has appeared previously in Fiddler on the Roof and One Man, Two Guvnors, as well as in several Play-by-Play readings including Speculator Spirits, A March Tale, Honor Killing, and i. Other Utah credits include Kings’ Men with The Sting and Honey Company, and Pilot Program and Kingdom of Heaven with Plan-B Theatre, as well as Mary Poppins and Much Ado About Nothing with Utah Shakespeare Festival. Florence holds an M.F.A. from the National Theatre Conservatory. Deep gratitude to Karen and David and to GK, always.
ISABELLA REEDER (William & Kate’s Butler/Ensemble/U.S. Jess) is thrilled to be returning to PTC after having been recently involved in An Inspector Calls. Recent credits include Jolene in Self Defense or Death of Some Salesmen and Masha in Three Sisters. She is a current student in the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program. Much love and thanks to my friends and family!
SARAH SHIPPOBOTHAM (Free Newspaperwoman/Ensemble/U.S. Camilla) is a full professor at the University of Utah. She was last seen at PTC as Anne Putnam and Sarah Good in The Crucible. Earlier this season, she dialect coached The Last Ship and Oliver!. She also works as the resident voice and dialect coach for the Shaw Festival in Canada. She was the additional dialect coach on The Hobbit films.
BAILEY WALKER (Ensemble/U.S. Catherine) is a senior in the Musical Theatre Program at the U. Some of her recent roles include: Peggy/Suzette in Dogfight, Daytona in Self Defense or Death of Some Salesmen, Cheerleader #2 in Saturday’s Voyeur 2016 (SLAC) and Clover in Animal Farm. She would like to thank her family and her fiancé Christian for their support.
BENJAMIN YOUNG (Ensemble/U.S. Harry) is a sophomore in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. Previous credits include Algernon in Climbing With Tigers with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory and a reading in Plan-B Theatre Company’s Script-in-Hand Series.