Cast

ELF the Musical Cast

ERIC WILLIAMS
Buddy
Television: “50 Central” (BET), “The Today Show”, “The Wendy Williams Show”. National commercials: ZELLE, Triscuit, American Express. Off Broadway: Full House the Musical (Danny Tanner). National Tour: Elf (Buddy), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Papa Who u/s). Eric’s original videos have been viewed millions of times and they are…nuts! Follow along @EricWillz. Love to Mom, Dad, and Matt.
JOHN ADKISON
Walter Hobbs
Nat’l Tour: The Music Man (Harold Hill). Favorite regional credits include Damn Yankees (Mr. Applegate), 1776 (John Hancock), Grease (Vince Fontaine) and Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Lumiere). Numerous summer stock seasons spent with Barn Theatre, Blowing Rock Stage Co. and Theatre by the Sea. John is grateful to be spending this holiday season touring with Elf. When not on stage, he works as an independent filmmaker. More at thisnthatfilms.net Luke 1:37
GALYANA CASTILLO
Deb
National Tour: Fame (Miss Sherman). Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal, Fulton Theatre), Seussical the Musical (Sour Kangaroo, Stages St. Louis), Mamma Mia (Ensemble, Stages St. Louis), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Billie Holiday, The Prizery), Ain’t Misbehavin (Nell Carter, Forestburgh Playhouse), Chicago (Matron Mama Morton, Forestburgh Playhouse), Show Boat (Queenie, Shenandoah Summer Theatre), Big River (Alice, Sharon Playhouse). S/O to my incredible girl, Maddie, and love to her family back home.
PALOMA D'AURIA
Jovie

National Tour debut! Favorite regional credits: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales) and American Idiot (St. Jimmy). Marymount Manhattan College BFA 2018. Special thanks to Stewart/Whitley, Bloc, and the creative team of ElfMuch love to Mom, Dad and Claud! IG:@palomadauria palomadauria.com

MARK FISHBACK
Santa
National Tours: 42nd Street (Abner Dillon), Elf (’14, ’16, ’17), West Side Story (Broadway revival, Doc) and numerous regional venues. Thank you for supporting live theatre and celebrating a little Christmas with us today. Happiest of Holidays!
LIAM VINCENT HUTT
Boy, u/s Michael
Liam is thrilled to be working with the cast of Elf. Local to Fort Myers Florida. Liam is 12 years old and has appeared in Wizard of Oz, Cabaret, Secret Garden, A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins, Phantom, Evita, Nutcracker and Seussical. Winner of Dance Intensives Orlando JUMP 24/7 and recipient of Young Artist Award for singing. Liam is trained in all forms of dance including ballet.
CAITLIN LESTER-SAMS
Emily
Caitlin is delighted to be rejoining the company of Elf for a third time! Other National Tours: Flashdance the Musical. Regional: Title of Show, Footloose, Cabaret, Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Full Monty, Brigadoon, Urinetown, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She has a BFA from Western Michigan University and a husband named Michael who’s the best. IG: @unsophisticaitlin; www.caitlinlestersams.com
TORREY LINDER
Store Manager
Torrey is thrilled to be joining the cast of Elf! He is recently back from playing Tito Suarez in the Dirty Dancing national tour (2018). Other credits include: Smokey Joe’s Café (Fred, Dutch Apple), Rent (Benny, Sugarloaf PAC), Nomad (the Holy man). NYC Workshop: Dir. Elizabeth Swados. Special thanks to the Meg Pantera Agency and CC Crown Management. Thank you to his wife, family and God. Enjoy everyone!
JAKE McCREADY
Mr. Greenway, u/s Walter Hobbs
Jake is a New York based international award-winning actor and director originally from Dallas. Select NYC Credits: Cabaret (Emcee), Macbeth (Macbeth), Happy End (The Governor), graveyard shift (Brian), Hallelujah (Sam); New Dramatists, Dixon Place, NYC One Minute Play Festival, 54 Below, Playwrights Horizons Downtown; Regional: Assassins, God of Carnage, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Fool for Love. Love to family, with whom I would be nothing without. MFA The New School. jakemccready.com
GRADY MIRANDA
Michael
Grady is thrilled to be making his debut with the Elf cast. Huge thanks to Nancy Carson at Carson-Adler, Dean Kravitz and the PTW team, and his friends and family, especially his grandparents, brother and parents for encouraging him to follow his dreams.
CHAZ ALEXANDER COFFIN
Ensemble
National tour debut! Regional: Signature Theatre: The Scottsboro Boys; Short North Stage: Dreamgirls; Derby Dinner Playhouse: Sister Act; The Addams Family; WBTT: The Wiz; Bigfork Summer Playhouse: Shrek; Grease; 42nd Street; Young Frankenstein; Interlakes Summer Theatre: 42nd Street; Miss Saigon; Hello, Dolly!; The Wiz. BFA East Carolina University. chazalexandercoffin.com
BERNIE BALDASSARO
Ensemble
Tour debut! Recent credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman (Ensemble) with Lyric Stage Co., The Music Man (Tommy Djilas) and A Chorus Line (Larry) both with Reagle Music Theatre. Other credits include productions with North Shore Music Theatre, The Huntington, Greater Boston Stage Co., and Wheelock Family Theatre. Ithaca College. berniebaldassaro.com
HOLLY LAUREN DAYTON
Ensemble
Holly began performing at the age of 8, training and competing in all disciplines of dance and piano. She graduated cum laude from Florida State University, double-majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship. She has starred in regional productions of Oklahoma, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Footloose. She also has performed with Lady GaGa in the Sinatra 100 CBS Special, Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers, Vegas! The Show, Dancing Queen and Don Arden’s Jubilee! She is so grateful to be a part of this amazing cast and part of the NETworks Family.
MICHAEL DEWAR
Ensemble, u/s Buddy
Michael is overjoyed to join the Elf family! Favorite regional credits include: Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Meet Me in St. Louis (John Truitt), The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack Worthing). BFA, Webster Conservatory. Thanks to his wonderful family and friends for their overwhelming support. Michael-Dewar.com
MICHAEL DOLINER
Ensemble, u/s Santa, u/s Store Manager, u/s Mr. Greenway
Michael is thrilled to return to this wonderful show! National Tour: Elf the Musical. Regional: Barnum, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening, Emperor’s New Clothes. NYC Theatre: 16: The Troublemaker Diaries. Thanks to the Elf team, Jaime Baker Management. Love to his amazing friends, Caroline, Mom and Dad. For Phyllis. Ithaca College BFA Musical Theatre. michael-doliner.com
DANNY HAMMOND
Ensemble
National Tour debut! Recent credits: A Chorus Line (Mark) at WBT, Newsies (Buttons), West Side Story (Snowboy) at Phoenix Theatre, The 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet at the Minskoff and Disney Cruise Line. Pace University BFA Commercial Dance. Thanks to the creative team and the Luedtke Agency. @dantheham_
KELSEY JENISON
Ensemble, u/s Jovie
Kelsey is thrilled to join the Elf family! Regional: Chautauqua Theater Company, New Swan Shakespeare, Counter-Balance Theater, and the New Harmony Project. Favorite roles: Noises Off (Brooke), Parade (Lucille), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Princess). Proud alumni of UC-Irvine (MFA) and Univ. of Evansville (BFA). Special thanks to Stewart/Whitley & VGP Management. All the love to my supportive parents, incredible friends, and the best teammate, Alex. Happy Holidays! KelseyJenison.com
LACEY KIM KRISTON
Ensemble, u/s Emily
Lacey is happy to be returning to Christmas Town! She just recently finished a contract on Disney Cruise Line where she was in the original cast of Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast (Garderobe cover), and has also made appearances in the Beauty and the Beast national tour (Madame De La Grande Bouche/Mrs. Potts cover) She thanks her family and Eddie for all of there love and support. Enjoy the show!
MATTHEW MARVIN
Swing, Asst. Dance Captain
National tour debut! Regional: Maine State Music Theatre (Newsies, Singin’ in the Rain), Fulton Theatre (Newsies), LEXington Theatre Company (The Music Man). BFA: Marymount Manhattan College. @matthewmarvin
JENNIFER OEHLWEIN
Ensemble
Jennifer is thrilled to be joining the company of Elf The Musical. Previous credits include: West Side Story (PMT) and The Producers (WVPT). Jenny is also a proud Graduate of Point Park University. She would like to thank her family and Stewart Whitley Casting for this wonderful opportunity and support. Happy Holidays!
CAITLIN ORT
Ensemble, u/s Deb
Previous credits include: Director/Choreographer (The Yellow Wallpaper) NYC International Fringe Festival, Lucinda (Happily the Musical) NYC Winterfest, Frieda (Charlie Brown Christmas, National Tour), Evelyn Nesbit u/s (Ragtime) and Hedy LaRue u/s (How to Succeed...) with Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theatre. Caitlin is a proud graduate of Ithaca College’s BFA Musical Theatre program. @caitlingort; caitlinort.com. A huge shoutout to my parents, Megan, and all of my friends for their endless love and support.
JENNA RIFKIND
Ensemble
Originally from Greenwood, IN, Jenna is joining Elf for her National tour debut! She has toured internationally with Catapult Entertainment, while also working on corporate projects with Kia, 2Chainz, John Deere, and YMCA. Film/Music Video credits include Love and Other Drugs and The Gaslight Anthem. Graduate of Point Park University. Happy Holidays!
CAREY SEGAL
Swing, Dance Captain
Off-Broadway: Cherchez la Femme (Ensemble/Dance Captain). Tours: Broadway Christmas Wonderland (Ensemble). TV/Film: Dance Battle (Nickelodeon), NBC Upfronts (NBC), Sidelined (Tribeca Film Festival). Royal Caribbean (Spectra’s Cabaret). BFA Dance, University of Arizona. The biggest thanks to Mom, Dad, Zach, and CESD!
OZ SHOSHAN
Ensemble
Oz is thrilled to join Christmastown this year. Recent regional credits include: The Little Mermaid (Windward, u/s Flotsam Jetsam) at Fireside Theatre, Wisconsin. Cameri Theatre, Israel: West Side Story (Indio), Hair (Tribe Member), Fiddler on the Roof (Russian Dancer), Cabaret (Moritz). Graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Thanks to My Family and friends for supporting my journey. ozshoshan.com