The producers of Beetlejuice, the edgy and irreverent Broadway smash hit musical comedy, are thrilled to announce full casting and 2022-23 tour route for the North American Tour.
After its first public performance in Paducah, KY, the tour will officially launch in December at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA before haunting 27 cities across North America with more dates to be announced shortly.
The full touring production cast will include Michael Biren, Ryan Breslin, Juliane Godfrey, Morgan Harrison, Matthew Michael Janisse, Kenway Ho Wai K. Kua, Sean McManus, Lee N Price, Nevada Riley, Trevor Michael Schmidt, Lexie Dorsett Sharp and CorBen Williams. They will join the previously announced Justin Collette as Beetlejuice, Isabella Esler as Lydia Deetz, Britney Coleman as Barbara Maitland, Will Burton as Adam Maitland, Jesse Sharp as Charles, Kate Marilley as Delia, with Danielle Marie Gonzalez as Miss Argentina, Abe Goldfarb as Otho, Karmine Alers as Maxine Dean/Juno, Brian Vaughn as Maxie Dean and Jackera Davis as the Girl Scout.
JUSTIN COLLETTE (Beetlejuice) is an award winning actor, writer and musician. Broadway: School of Rock (Dewey Finn), Regional: Rock of Ages (Lonny), Netflix: Cupcake and Dino: General Services (Cupcake, NYT Best New Shows 2018). He’s spent years performing sketch/improv at major comedy festivals and has written/voiced several cartoon shorts for Bite On Mondo, racking up millions of views on YouTube. He’s very happy you’re here and hopes you leave feeling a little more seen and a little less alone. @sorryitsjustin
ISABELLA ESLER (Lydia) is incredibly excited to be making her professional debut! She recently graduated high school in San Jose, California and grew up in the Bay Area. Many thanks to Telsey Office, the Beetlejuice team, family and friends. Extra love to mom and dad! IG: @Isabella.esler
BRITNEY COLEMAN (Barbara) is beyond excited to tour the Nation and the Netherworld with this wonderful show! A native of Ann Arbor, MI she was most recently seen in the Tony Award-winning revival of Company. Other Broadway credits: Tootsie, Sunset Boulevard and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. First National tour: Beautiful. Favorite regional: The Old Globe, The MUNY, Bay Street, Asolo Rep, TUTS, Westport County Playhouse. BFA: The University of Michigan. Huge thanks to the team, Rachel Hoffman, the Fam and HCKR.
WILL BURTON (Adam) is thrilled to be with this incredible company! Broadway credits: Hello, Dolly! (Ambrose); Kiss Me, Kate! (Gremio); Holiday Inn; An American in Paris. Off-Broadway credits: Between the Lines (Frump/Ryan). Other highlights: Young Frankenstein (Igor), Ogunquit; Last Days of Summer (Stuke), George Street; Holiday Inn (Ted), The Marriott Lincolnshire; The Music Man (Tommy), Arena Stage; and An American In Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet. TV:”The Blacklist.” Thanks to Mama, Daddy, Callen, Haley, all of my teachers, and my incredible reps at KMR! @willburtonum
JESSE SHARP (Charles). TOURS: The Ad
KATE MARILLEY (Delia) is thrilled to join the Netherworld! Most recently seen on Broadway in Flying Over Sunset. Other Broadway: The Prom; My Fair Lady; Billy Elliot tour. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Long Wharf Theatre, Denver Center, The Rev, Pittsburgh CLO, Alliance, MUNY, Pioneer Theatre, Houston TUTS. BFA from Carnegie Mellon. Thanks to Megan & Robert at LG Management, Telsey Office, and this stellar creative team! Love to Mom & Dad. Instagram: @katemarilley Website: www.katemarilley.com
DANIELLE MARIE GONZALEZ (Miss Argentina, Ensemble) Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Clueless: The Musical. Nat’l Tour: Rock of Ages, Flashdance: The Musical, Saturday Night Fever. Favorites: West Side Story (Anita) @ The 5th Avenue Theatre & Radio City Music Hall. TV: “Law & Order: SVU” and “Katy Keane.” @daniemariegonzalez
ABE GOLDFARB (Otho, Ensemble, u/s Adam, Charles, Maxie Dean) is an actor, writer and director based in Brooklyn, NY. He’s been on Broadway (in Beetlejuice), he’s voiced Pokémon (several) and he’s emceed burlesque shows all over the world (seriously). Deepest love to Mom and Rosebud.
KARMINE ALERS (Maxine Dean, Juno, Ensemble, u/s Delia). Broadway: Rent (Mimi),
BRIAN VAUGHN (Maxie Dean, Ensemble, u/s Charles). Regional: Denver Center; Chicago Shakespeare; Milwaukee Rep; Utah Shakespeare (Hamlet, Iago, Cyrano, Harold Hill, Javert); South Coast Rep She Loves Me (Georg); Arizona Theatre Company; PCPA; Northlight. Thanks @Hudson Artists. Love to Addie, Scarlett and Emma. @brianvaughn1 www.
JACKERA DAVIS (Girl Scout, Ensemble, u/s Lydia) is a recent grad of Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre! She is ecstatic to be making her national tour debut! Huge shoutout to her family, BFFs, The Collective, the LINK Program, and God! Instagram: @jjackera
MICHAEL BIREN (Ensemble, u/s Maxie Dean, Otho) is thrilled to be with Beetlejuice! New York: Crazy for You (Lincoln Center), Revolution in the Elbow (Minetta Lane). Tours: My Fair Lady, Billy Elliot, Cinderella (with Lea Salonga). Regional: Papermill, Goodspeed, Fulton, MSMT, Muny, Riverside, Ogunquit. Love to DMRSCKSF+B.
RYAN BRESLIN (Swing, Dance Captain, u/s Adam, Maxie Dean, Otho) Broadway: Newsies OBC (Racetrack), Beetlejuice OBC, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OBC, The Book of Mormon. TV/film: “Person of Interest” (CBS), Hail, Caesar! (Feature Film)
JULIANE GODFREY (Ensemble, u/s Barbara, Delia, Miss Argentina). Broadway: SpongeBob the Musical (OBC Dance Captain/Swing). 1st National: Lincoln Center’s My Fair Lady, Something Rotten. Regional: Holiday Inn, and more at Arena Stage, Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Muny, Sacramento Music Circus. UCLA grad, lover of CA, maker of Art + Heart. @julianegodfrey
MORGAN HARRISON (Swing, Asst Dance Cap, u/s Girl Scout, Maxine Dean, Juno) is thrilled to be haunting audiences with Beetlejuice! SUCKSYES! Broadway: Beetlejuice, Mean Girls. National Tour: Mean Girls, Flashdance. TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Grateful to God, Mama, Gram, HKA, Captain, and the whole team at BJ! Proverbs 3:5-6 @momoinnyc
MATTHEW MICHAEL JANISSE (Swing, u/s Beetlejuice, Adam, Otho, Maxie Dean) is Thrilled Thrilled Thrilled to be a part of this goulash company. Off Broadway: Kinky Boots. National Tours: Something Rotten!, Cabaret, Mamma Mia! Regional Theatre: Fulton, VSC, Arsht Center. Thanks to Nicole, Catie, Avalon, DDO, my Family, and Carolyn! @matthewnofilter
KENWAY HON WAI K. KUA (Ensemble). Broadway: Wicked, The Frogs (OBC). Tour: Aladdin (Omar u/s), Mary Poppins, Flower Drum Song. Regional: The King and I (Simon, Kralahome u/s), 9 to 5 (Dance Captain), How To Succeed…, Waterfall, Cinderella, Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon. @kenwaykua
SEAN McMANUS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back in the Netherworld. Broadway: Beetlejuice. National Tour: Cats. Regional: Sound of Music (Paper Mill), Newsies and West Side Story (The Lex). Love and enormous gratitude to family, friends, The Collective & Telsey Office. TikTok/Insta: @seany_mac/@smcmanus3
LEE N PRICE (Ensemble, u/s Beetlejuice, Otho) is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut! Lee is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theatre program. Endless love and gratitude to his family and friends, Jed and the KMR team, Telsey Office, and the Beetlejuice team. @leeprice25
NEVADA RILEY (Ensemble, u/s Lydia, Girl Scout, Miss Argentina) made her Broadway debut in Beetlejuice and is super excited to be continuing her journey with the show on tour! BFA, University of Michigan. Many thanks to the Beetlejuice team, Telsey Office, Mom, Dad, Chris and her gal pals. @nevada_riley
TREVOR MICHAEL SCHMIDT (Ensemble). Welcome to the Netherworld! Previous Credits- TV: “SNL,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” National Tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: Signature Theatre (DC), The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus. Florida State Alum. Stephen King fan. Much love to Mom and Dad. @trevormichaelschmidt
LEXIE DORSETT SHARP (Swing, u/s Barbara, Delia, Maxie Dean, Juno, Miss Argentina) National/International Tours: School of Rock (Rosalie), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth), Elf (Emily), Addams Family (u/s Morticia/ Alice/Grandma). CCM graduate. Thanks ATB Talent, Amy Murphy Studio, Telsey Office, her friends and family. Big love to Jesse! @lexiedorsettsharp www.LexieDSharp.com
CORBEN WILLIAMS (Ensemble). The Little Mermaid (Dir/Choreo), Smokey Joes Cafe (Assit Dir), No Strings (Assit Choreo/Dance Supervisor) Cinderella (ens), Music Man (ens), Sister Act (TJ), Frozen ‘DCL’ (Grand Pabbie), Golden Mickey’s (Simba).
Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter unleashes a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.
Beetlejuice is directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!, director of Warner Bros. forthcoming TOTO, the animated musical film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark’s 2017 book) with an original score by Tony Award nominee Eddie Perfect (King Kong); a book by Tony Award nominee Scott Brown (“Castle Rock”) and Tony and Emmy Award® nominee Anthony King (“Robbie”); music supervision, orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul (Joan of Arc: Into the Fire); and choreography by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom).
Beetlejuice features scenic design by three-time Tony Award nominee David Korins (Hamilton); costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers); lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Kinky Boots); sound design by Tony Award winner Peter Hylenski (Moulin Rouge!); projection design by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen); puppet design by Drama Desk Award winner Michael Curry (The Lion King); special effects design by Jeremy Chernick (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), hair and wig design by Drama Desk Award nominee Charles G. LaPointe; make-up design by Joe Dulude II; associate director is Catie Davis and associate choreographer is Michael Fatica; casting by The Telsey Office.
Producers for Beetlejuice include Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and NETworks Presentations.
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