The tour launches in Paducah, KY before a two-week engagement in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tuesday, October 10th. For more tour dates, visit AnnieTour.com.
In the title role of Annie is Rainier “Rainey” Treviño, an 11 year old from Chesapeake, Virginia making her national tour debut. Returning principal cast includes Stefanie Londino as “Miss Hannigan,” Christopher Swan as “Oliver Warbucks,” Julia Nicole Hunter as “Grace,” and Mark Woodard as “FDR.” Also starring in the tour are Jeffrey T. Kelly as “Rooster” and Samantha Stevens as “Lily. Georgie, rescued by William Berloni, stars as “Sandy.”
The Orphans are Savannah Austin, Arianna Guller, Avery Hope, Addie Jaymes, Kylie Noelle Patterson and Jade Smith.
The featured ensemble includes Savannah Fisher, Jerquintez A. Gipson, Caroline Glazier, Chance K. Ingalls, Kaleb Jenkins, Jaelle Laguerre, Tony Mowatt, Nick Traficante, Kaylie Mae Wallace, Callie Alexa, Brooke Olivia Gatto, and Trent Tyson.
“This show, with its iconic title character, continues to delight generations of theatre-lovers old and new by joyfully singing directly into the face of great adversity with perseverance, guts and guile,” said director Jenn Thompson. “For decades, Annie has continued to shine brightly, not only as an appeal to our better angels, but also as an example of the thrill of hope, hard-won: promising a better ‘Tomorrow’ not only for Annie herself, but for all who need her message now more than ever.”
Annie is directed by Jenn Thompson, who at the age of 10 stepped into the role of “Pepper” in the Original Broadway production, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin), with orchestrations by Dan DeLange. Talitha Fehr is the Music Coordinator and Jennifer Christina is the Music Director.
The design team includes scenic design by Wilson Chin (Pass Over), costume design by Alejo Vietti (Jersey Boys), based on lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, sound design by Ken Travis (Disney’s Aladdin), hair & wig design by Ashley Rae Callahan and casting by Paul Hardt of Hardt Casting, LLC.
The lovable mutt “Sandy” is once again trained by Tony Award® Honoree William Berloni (Annie, A Christmas Story, Legally Blonde).
Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in this new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.
RAINIER (RAINEY) TREVIÑO (Annie) is humbly honored to bring this spunky icon of optimism and resilience to life. Forever grateful to the Annie creatives and Paul Hardt. Special thanks to Kim Pedell, Marc Tumminelli, Lisa Wallace, Hugh Copeland, Candice Heidelberg-Denison, Amelia DeMayo, Gulnara Mitzanova, Dianna Swenson, Hurrah Players, my family and friends. @rainiertrevino
STEFANIE LONDINO (Miss Hannigan). Stefanie is a NYC-based actor/musician/songwriter. National tours: Annie (Miss Hannigan), A Bronx Tale (Rosina), Fiddler on the Roof (Shaindel). Off-Broadway: The Mayor of Williamsburg (HERE Arts Center), What Do Critics Know? (The York Theater), Flak House (Actors Temple Theater), Red Wine in Paper Cups (TheaterNOW). Regional: My Name is Asher Lev (Playhouse on Park), Honky Tonk Angels (STONC). BFA University of Utah ATP. Lead singer of rock band West Side Waltz, music out everywhere! Endless gratitude to Hubs, JB, Boo. Follow the shen-Hannigans on IG @stefanielondino
CHRISTOPHER SWAN (Oliver Warbucks) is delighted to be returning to Annie for year two. Previously seen as Wilbur opposite Nina West in the 20th anniversary tour of Hairspray. Other national tours include R&H’s Cinderella(Sebastian), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), My Fair Lady (Doolittle) and the first national of A Christmas Story: The Musical (The Old Man). Regional: Footloose (The Rev), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Theatre by the Sea), Angels In America (Ark Rep). Boston Conservatory graduate and U.S Army veteran. Thanks to Jenn and Patti and much love to my wife Laura. @chriswanlives
JEFFREY T. KELLY (Rooster Hannigan) is ecstatic to be joining the company of Annie! AMDA NYC grad, recent credits include Fluke (Million Dollar Quartet, Shadowland Stages) & Tommy Devito (Jersey Boys, Playhouse on the Square). Thanks to the fam, Chondra Profit/FSE Team, and the entire Annie creative team for the support and opportunity! IG: @jeffreytkellytheatre
SAVANNAH AUSTIN (July) Savannah is thrilled to make her national tour debut with Annie! Endless gratitude to Christian Arts Theatre, Rance Wright, Angela Pulsifer, LA Talent, her coaches, family and friends. Savannah thanks her mom, dad and God. Inspiring others to continue to dream big! MATILDA (Matilda: CAT production) @savannahbanana_12
AVERY HOPE (Pepper) National tour debut! Leapin’ Lizards! Previous credits include Kelly Clarkson’s NBC Christmas Special (featured singer); Panda Corner (Candymaker). Avery is grateful for the support from her dad, mom/vocal coach, family, and friends. Special thanks to Carson-Adler Agency, Paul Hardt Casting, Michael Lavine, and Crossroads Live! @averyhope_official
ADDIE JAYMES (Kate, u/s Molly) Addie is grateful to be making her national tour debut. Special thanks to her family and friends, Jenn Thompson, Patti Wilcox, Paul Hardt Casting, Daniella Castoria, Ginna Claire Mason, Nancy Carson, Allan Fawcett, Lauryn Ciardullo, Starlight PAC, and the amazing production team. Recent credits: “Annie Warbucks” (Annie, Surflight Theatre). @addie_jaymes
KYLIE NOELLE PATTERSON (Tessie). Debuting on the Annie national tour has been a dream for Kylie. This California girl hopes to inspire others to explore their passion in theater. She is grateful to Royal Theater Academy and her friends and family for their support. @kylie.noelle.official
JADE SMITH (Molly). Jade is so excited to be a part of the Annie tour. This has always been her dream to play the role of “Molly” in the iconic theatrical production of Annie. She is so grateful to be a part of this amazing cast. She would like to thank all of her castmates, production, her agent Bonnie Shumofsky at Stewart Talent and her management at Parkside talent.
SAVANNAH FISHER (Ensemble, Star to Be) previous credits include national tours; Jesus Christ Superstar (“Soul Singer”), Dog Man the Musical! (“Flippy”). Regional; Guys and Dolls (“Sarah Brown”), Godspell and Ragtime. Other favorites include: Sister Act (“Deloris Van Cartier”) and The Wiz (“Glinda”). A very special thanks to my loving family, friends, D’Marreon and The Price Group agency! @savannahmfisher
JERQUINTEZ A. GIPSON (Ensemble) received a B.F.A in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Dance. Some Theatre credits include: national tour: Elf The Musical (“Store Manager”). Regional: Sister Act (“Eddie”), The Color Purple (“Preacher/Adam”), Kinky Boots (“Lola”), Trouble in Mind (“John Nevins”) and much more. He enjoys performing any chance he gets and loves to inspire others to never give up. Thank you to Carla (Mother) and Terriney (Sister) for everything. To see more of him: Instagram @Jxlonzo
CAROLINE GLAZIER (Ensemble, u/s Grace Farrell, u/s Lily, u/s Miss Hannigan) National tour debut! Off-Broadway: Friends! The Musical Parody (“Rachel Green”). Other credits: The Sound of Music (“Maria”), Sweeney Todd (“Ensemble”), Cabaret (“Sally Bowles”). University of Michigan: BFA Musical Theater. Thank you to HKA, as well as my family, friends, and fiancé Aaron for supporting me and my dreams!
CHANCE K. INGALLS (Ensemble) is excited to be making his tour debut with Annie! He’s from Kapolei, HI, and earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University. He is so grateful for the people in his life who support him. He couldn’t do it without them!
KALEB JENKINS (Ensemble, Bert Healy, u/s Rooster Hannigan, u/s Drake) National tour: Hairspray (“Brad”). Regional: Parade (“Britt Craig”), Oklahoma! (“Curly”), Into the Woods (“Baker”), Saturday Night Fever. Charlotte, NC native. CCU alum #chantsup! Many thanks to Josh at ASA, Paul Hardt, the Annie team, and my wife/bff Karen. IG @kalebjacejenkins, TikTok @kaleslaw.
JAELLE LAGUERRE (Ensemble, u/s Miss Hannigan) Leaping Lizards Jaelle is thrilled to return for her second year with the red head musical! Recent credits include Cinderella, Buddy Holly, A Christmas Carol (NSMT)) Rock of Ages (The Engeman Theatre) Six (NCL) Mamma Mia (Argyle Theatre). Syracuse University (BFA) Love to her parents, brother and God. Thanks to HkA, Paul, Jenn, Pattie and the creatives! @Jaellelaguerre
TONY MOWATT (Ensemble, Drake, u/s Oliver Warbucks, u/s FDR) National tour: CATS (2021-2023). Off-Broadway: Little Match Girl (St. Luke’s Theatre), Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg (HERE). Select NYC/Regional: “Lumière” in Beauty and the Beast (Rodeheaver Auditorium), “Leo Frank” in Parade (Bullet Theatre Collaborative), Twisted Operettas (Joe’s Pub), An Octoroon (Kean Stage), The Producers, Legally Blonde (Woodstock Playhouse). @baloneytones
NICK TRAFICANTE (Ensemble, u/s Rooster Hannigan) Nick is a Pittsburgh native and a recent graduate of Ithaca College BFA MT! Regional: Evita (“Ensemble”) at The REV Theatre Co. and A Chorus Line (“Bobby”) and Mamma Mia! (“Sky”) at New London Barn Playhouse. Special thanks to Avalon Artists Group, Mom, Johnny, Elena, and Santina. @nicktraf
KAYLIE MAE WALLACE (Ensemble u/s Grace Farrell, u/s Lily) National tour debut! Kaylie is a Pittsburgh native with a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Michigan. Now residing in NYC, her favorite credits include: Grey Gardens (“Young Little Edie”), Into the Woods, and Sweeney Todd. Thanks to Jenn, Patti, Jen, Paul, Crossroads Live, and all my loved ones!
CALLIE ALEXA (Swing) is delighted to be making her national tour debut! Credits include: Mary Poppins, Elf, 42nd Street, Beehive, Annie (Prather Productions). International/Cruise Lines: RCCL, RWS, MSC. Much love to her Mom, Sister and supporters all over! Thank you to casting and creatives! Smile, darn ya, smile! @callieaalexa
BROOKE OLIVIA GATTO (Swing) Brooke is delighted to be touring with Annie! Credits include: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (national tour), and Into the Breeches (International City Theatre). BFA: Cal State Fullerton. Special thanks to her family, friends, and agents at FSE! @brookeoliviagatto
TRENT TYSON (Swing) is elated for his national tour debut! Previous credits: Kinky Boots (Slow Burn), A Chorus Line (Interlakes), A Christmas Carol (ZACH), Production Singer/Dancer on Celebrity Cruise Lines. Boston Conservatory ’21, ZACH Theatre PPC Alumni. Huge thanks to Brian at The Hell’s Kitchen Agency and my amazing friends and family!
GEORGIE (Sandy) was adopted in spring 2022 by Bill Berloni from a private owner and his story mimics “Sandy’s.” One of Bill’s trainers was leaving a kill shelter in Central PA where she volunteers when a man come walking out with Georgie. The trainer asked the man if he was giving up this dog and his reply was, “I tried to leave him here but they said they were full and told me to go to the shelter in the next county.” The trainer said, “If you give me 24 hours I may have a home for him.” 24 hours later, he was at the home of Bill and began his new life as an actor. Last year he was the understudy to “Sandy” and this year is proud to have taken over the role.
BAILEY (Sandy Understudy) was rescued by Bill Berloni from Puppy Love Rescue in Louisiana. He is a Poodle mixed with something large. Theater: Finding Neverland, “Porthos;” National Tour: Peter Pan “Nana;” Shakespeare Theater, Washington DC, Because Of Winn Dixie (Understudy) “Winn Dixie;” Goodspeed Musicals and Annie “Sandy” at the Children’s Theater of Minneapolis.
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