PERFORMER AND SPEAKER BIOS

Joey Abrego

Joey grew up as a student in the 6th Street Playhouse’s School of Drama, participating in such productions as The Music Man, Oliver!, and RENT. He is incredibly grateful for the mentorship and skills he was able to develop as part of the program. Joey moved to Southern California in 2012 for collegiate studies and since then has been fortunate enough to work in various regional theaters across LA. Recent shows include Evita, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, In the Heights, and others. Joey recently wrapped filming on two HBO Max productions and cannot wait to share the end products! Stay safe and keep theater ALIVE! 

 

Ginger Beavers

Ginger Beavers moved to California after living in the South her whole life. She received a BA in Russian and an MFA in Acting from the University of Tennessee before acting in New York and teaching Theater Arts at El Molino High School. Recently she has served as music director (Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Oliver et. al) and actor (A Little Night Music, Noises Off) for shows at 6th Street.

Daniella Innocenti Beem

Daniela Innocenti Beem is a multiple award-winning Bay Area favorite. Her resume reads like a who’s who of some of the best roles in musical theater, including The Witch in Into the Woods (Winner-TBA -Outstanding Performer in a Principal Role) Rose in Gypsy (Winner-SFBATCC Award Principal Actress and Winner- MTJA-Lead Performance), Ethel Merman in Merman’s Apprentice, Dolly in Hello Dolly, Paulette in Legally Blonde (Winner-TBA -Outstanding Performer in a Featured Role,)Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, and Adelaide in Guys In Dolls to name a few. And certainly not to be forgotten are the wonderful roles played right here at 6th Street Playhouse-Miss Hannigan in Annie, Angela in Honky Tonk Angels, Mrs Mears in Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone and Bad Ass Betty in The Great American Trailer Park Musical. She is the co-creator and half of “The Dynamic Duet” with Julie Johnson Ekoue-Totou, an evening of cabaret, playing to sold out houses all over the Bay Area for the last 10 years. They have their own CD titled; The Dynamic Duet: Back to Before. Daniela is looking forward to getting back on the stage and continuing to add the list of colorful characters above. 

Annette Bening

Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. She began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and played Lady Macbeth in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theater. She was nominated for the 1987 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances and for the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for All My Sons. She is a four-time Academy Award nominee for the films The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julia (2004), and The Kids Are All Right (2010). In 2006, she received a film star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bening won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for American Beauty, two Golden Globe Awards for Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Mrs. Harris. In 2019, she played the roles of Supreme Intelligence and Mar-Vell / Wendy Lawson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Captain Marvel, which became her highest-grossing release.

Kelly Brandeburg

Kelly Brandeburg played the iconic Miss San Francisco in the world’s longest running musical revue Beach Blanket Babylon from 2015-1019. Her one-woman Cabaret My Favorite Barbra, A tribute to Barbra Streisand won the BroadwayWorld.com Award from Best Solo Show in the Bay Area. Kelly has performed in numerous theatre productions all across the United States. Favorite include: “Nancy” in Oliver!, “Lucy” in Jekyll & Hyde, “Martha” in The Secret Garden

 

Kelly’s one-woman Cabaret My Favorite Barbra, A tribute to Barbra Streisand won the BroadwayWorld.com award from best solo show in the Bay Area. 

 

Kelly has worked closely with 2-time Emmy Winning producer Steven Shore as a starring performer in a number of his cabaret tributes, including World of Webber & Broadway Divas, which continue to thrill sold-out audiences throughout the Bay Area.

 

In December 2013 Kelly released a Broadway album “Where Dreams Are Born” on iTunes, Amazon Music and CD Baby.

 

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from The New School University in New York City. She is also a graduate of The American Musical And Dramatic Academy with a Certificate in Musical Theatre Performance. Kelly has had the pleasure of studying with numerous renowned professional and Broadway performers including: Tony Nominated actress Catherine Cox, Broadway Star Jason Graae, Tenor with the Metropolitan Opera Byron Singleton, and Broadway Star & Tony Nominee Emily Skinner.

 

Nina Cauntay

Nina Cauntay last played Catherine in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge at 6th Street. She’s been active in the theater program at her former high school, Sonoma Academy, playing the roles of Alice Murphy in Bright Star, Ilse in Spring Awakening, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Cinderella in Into the Woods. Nina is currently on a gap year; in the fall, she’ll be heading to college in Southern California where she hopes to find many opportunities to perform and collaborate with other artists. She’s overjoyed to be performing with the playhouse again.

Anne Warren Clark

Anne Warren ClarkAnne Warren Clark- (Broadway) High Fidelity the Musical as Penny/Backup Chick (Original Broadway Cast), Hairspray as LouAnn/Amber Understudy.  (1st Nat’l Tour) Thoroughly Modern Millie as Miss Dorothy. (Regional) Pippin as Catherine at Berkeley Playhouse, Snow White: An Enchanting New Musical as Snow White (Disneyland, Original Cast).   Anne is the proud momma to Everett and Keaton!  Thank you to 6th Street Playhouse and this amazing cast!

Reggie DeLeon

Reggie De Leon has appeared on Broadway and in the national tour of Aladdin as Iago, and also on the big and small screens in recurring roles on MOMYoung & HungryMelissa & Joey, the Pup Star film series, and in sketches for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Key & Peele, to name a few. As a theatre and acting teacher, he’s worked with students as young as kindergarteners at Egremont School, to adults at Santa Ana College, and everything in between! http://www.reggiedeleon.com

Megan Dewees

Megan Dewees is currently training as a professional flying trapeze and aerial artist, and pursuing a B.F.A. in Drama from the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU Tisch. Some past shows of her’s include As You Like It (Rosalind), Elektra (Elektra), Spring Awakening (Ilse), and Cabaret (Fritzie).

Jackie Diaz

Jackie Díaz is a vocal and drama major currently studying at the University of California, Irvine. She has been singing and acting for a little under ten years and has been in several musical theatre productions including Spring Awakening, In the Heights, and Shrek: The Musical. As a vocalist, she has performed at several Latinx festivals and events singing mariachi style music. She has also continued to develop her classical training through recitals as well as private instruction. She’s been co-music director of her acapella group as well as UCI Chamber president while continuing to do shows and works of art throughout Sonoma County thanks to the accessibility of a virtual platform.

 

Mario Gianni Herrera

Mario HerreraMario Gianni Herrera (16) is very excited to be back on stage, to help keep the theatre that started his journey on the stage open! His recent credits include To Kill A Mockingbird (Jem, 6th Street Playhouse), Big the Musical (Billy Kopeki, Berkeley Playhouse), Oliver! (Artful Dodger, 6th Street Playhouse), The Addams Family (Pugsley, Spreckels), and A Christmas Story: The Musical (Flick/Ralphie, SF Playhouse), for which he received a 2018 Broadway World nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Mario has been training in the performing arts since he was 8, including musical theatre, classical music, and acting.

Megan Hilty

Megan HiltyMegan Hilty is an American actress and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in Broadway musicals, including her performance as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical, and her Tony Award-nominated role as Brooke Ashton in Noises Off. She also starred as Ivy Lynn on the musical-drama series Smash, on which she sang the Grammy Award-nominated “Let Me Be Your Star“, and portrayed Liz on the sitcom Sean Saves the World.

Gus Jordan

Gus Jordan last appeared at 6th Street Playhouse as Oliver in “Oliver!” In addition to performing, Gus loves his pet chickens, cats, and (of course) video games. Gus has taken classes with 6th Street Playhouse, Lynn Paulsen, Katie Ketchum, Tamara Grose, Dr. Tom Porter, Julie Nation Academy, and Scott Sedita and Jamie Snow in Los Angeles. Along with his twin brother, Gus holds a brown belt in American Kenpo Karate. Gus is represented in LA by AEFH Youth and Young Adult Division. His manager is Danielle Lenniger, with Luber Roklin Entertainment. Instagram: @gus.jordan9

Nick Kenrick

Nick Kenrick – Mechanical Engineer by day, gin-sipping, Virtual Cabaret Star by night. Favorite past productions include, Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis, PAP, BBBay (TBA Winner) and 6th Street Playhouse), Bright Star (Daryl, PAP), Grease (Vince Fontaine, BBBay) and Spamalot (Sir Gallahad, PAP). Music directing credits include Million Dollar Quartet(6th Street Playhouse), Disney’s Tarzan (PAP), Disney’s Mary Poppins (BAETC) and Wizard of Oz (BAETC).

Carmen Maria Mitchell

Carmen MitchellCarmen Mitchell grew up as a competitive figure skater and ballet dancer. She now works as a professional singer and actor. Her credits include many leading roles in musicals, short films, commercials, concerts, and professional ice shows. Some favorites include Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera, Maria in West Side Story, Fantine in Les Miserables, and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. carmenmariamitchell.com

Theo Olson

Theo Olson grew up participating in the Windsor Talent Show, in recent years winning awards for an opera duo and a musical theater solo. His recent roles have been Emily in Our Town, Hans in Frozen Jr, and Brooke in Legally Blonde Jr. He also has an upcoming role in Hair at 6th Street Playhouse. Theo is currently a student at Santa Rosa High School, in the ArtQuest Theater program.

Rory O'Malley

Rory O'MalleyRory O’Malley was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was brought up by his single mother, who is of Irish ancestry. He grew up Catholic. He graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio and Carnegie Mellon University. He received the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, and the 2016 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Replacement (Male) for his role as King George in Hamilton

 

Alyssa Powers

Alyssa Powers caught the stage bug at age 10 and has been performing ever since. Her first stage experiences were with the Santa Rosa Players, where she played several leading roles, and assisted with the Youth Program. She has performed for community and professional theaters in California, and in Utah, where she now resides with her husband and 3 children. She has sung with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Utah Symphony and Opera Choruses, and the Santa Rosa Symphony League. Alyssa is a member of “The Motley Wand’ring Minstrels,” with whom she has performed leading roles in their Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas in Concert. Favorite stage roles include, “Lady of the Lake” in Spamalot, “Dorothy Brock” in 42nd Street, and “Julia” in The Grand Duke.  She holds a B.A. in Music from BYU. She has volunteered as Choir Director at her children’s school for the past 5 years, including creating 2 virtual choir videos.

 

Patrick Varner

A Sonoma County Native, Patrick got his start in theatre in the 6th Street Playhouse School of Drama and has been involved in some capacity since 2006. Most recently he appeared on the Playhouse stage in Fully Committed and Buyer and Cellar. Regional credits include all major theatres in the Boston area such as the Huntington Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson, Speakeasy Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Central Square Theatre, among others. He received in BFA from Boston University and trained in the classics at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He is a member of Actors’ Equity and sits on the 6th Street Playhouse Board of Directors.

 

Danny Wolohan

Danny originated the role of Boo Radley in Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway and played Officer Krupke in Broadway’s most recent revival of West Side Story, directed by Ivo van Hove. Select Off-Broadway credits include: Heidi Schreck’s What The Constitution Means to Me, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (at City Center), Annie Baker’s The Flick, and Will Eno’s Gnit.