The Fireside auditions and hires professional singers, dancers and actors from all over the United States. Many come with Broadway and National Tour experience. All of them come with great talent and a passion for their craft.

Katie Horner (Carole King) is thrilled to be making her Fireside debut playing such an inspirational artist! She is a Philadelphia-grown, NYC-based actor, composer, and instrumentalist. Off-Broadway: THE GOLDEN CAGE (Swing). New York: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Paper Mill Playhouse), GUYS AND DOLLS (Plaza Theatricals). Regional: BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story (National Tour, North Shore Music Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Wolfbane Theatre). A composer in the esteemed BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. @katie.lady64

Rhys Williams (Gerry Goffin) returns after portraying Nick Massi in JERSEY BOYS and Frederick Barrett in TITANIC. National Tour: A BRONX TALE. Regional: Nick Massi in JERSEY BOYS, Mill Mountain Theatre; Tony in WEST SIDE STORY, Tibbits Opera House; BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical, The Rev; THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Alabama Shakespeare and Ogunquit Playhouse; MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Infinity Theatre; and others. Many thanks to Ed and Mary for the opportunity; Katie and Violet at PMA; and his family for their continued support. @rhyswilliamsnyc

Kate Mazza (Cynthia Weil) is thrilled to be returning to The Fireside! Regional credits include: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Paper Mill Playhouse), TITANIC (The Fireside), KINKY BOOTS and CAMELOT (Suncoast Broadway). Montclair State University BFA Musical Theatre. Love and thanks to Mom and Dad. Thank you to Ed and the entire Fireside family! Lastly, thank you to Cynthia and all the women who paved the, IG @katemazza

Nick Anastasia (Barry Mann) was last seen here as Frankie in JERSEY BOYS! Credits: JERSEY BOYS (Frankie**, Joey Pesci**) HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Jack**, Regional Premiere), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Seymour**), HAIR (Claude, International/European Tour), FRIENDS! The Musical (Ross, Original Off-Broadway Cast/North American Tour), VOCA PEOPLE (Tenoro, Off-Broadway/National/International Tours, Lucille Lortel Award), IN THE HEIGHTS (Sonny, Regional Premiere), Disney Cruise Line, Celebrity/RCCL. **BroadwayWorld Award Nominee. @nottherussianprincess

Billy Clark Taylor (Don Kirshner) is excited to be making his Fireside debut. Billy has worked at theaters across the country including Maine State Music Theatre, the Fulton Theatre, and North Shore Music Theatre. Stage credits include Vernon Gersh in THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Harry in MAMMA MIA!, the title role in JOHNNY GUITAR, Gaylord Ravenal in SHOW BOAT, and Sky Masterson in GUYS AND DOLLS. Billy can be seen in the films Carrington’s Rules, WTF Am I Doing?, and the Netflix original movie, Miles.

Sonia Perez (Genie Klein) is thrilled to make her Fireside debut. Recent/favorite credits: PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Ruth), BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical (Genie Klein), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Lady Clapham), CITY OF ANGELS (Alaura/Carla), THE FULL MONTY (Vicki Nichols), CAROUSEL (Nettie), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Mother Abbess), SWINGTIME CANTEEN (Marian Ames), FORUM (Domina), TWO BY TWO (Goldie), BROADWAY BOUND (Blanche), BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (Blanche), AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS (Mother). For more please visit

Hallie Quinn (Betty) is honored to be making her Fireside debut! Beef and Boards: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), JOSEPH, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, MARY POPPINS. Totem Pole: FOOTLOOSE (Ariel), ANNIE (Lily St. Regis). Argyle Theatre: ROCK OF AGES. Weathervane Playhouse: A CHORUS LINE (Val), 42ND STREET (Annie). ONU: THE WILD PARTY (Queenie), SWEET CHARITY (Charity), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. BFA Ohio Northern University. Thanks to HKA, family and friends. All for you, Dad! @halliequinn_

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Tonyia Rue (Janelle Woods) is delighted to join BEAUTIFUL in her sixth season at The Fireside. Theater credits: BEETLEJUICE! (Delia), GRUMPY OLD MEN (Punky), WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS (vocalist), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Chiffon), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Candy), BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story (MC), MAMMA MIA! (Tanya), Seabourn/Holland America/NCL (Featured singer), Pittsburgh CLO (Bessie Coleman), Tour/Japan: DREAMGIRLS (Lorrell). TV: The Piano Lesson, Jackson Five American Dream. Tanyia is thankful for this opportunity to do what she loves!

Ebony Deloney (Little Eva) “Let’s catch that train!” Ebony was last seen at The Fireside as Sister Sophia in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and is excited to return in BEAUTIFUL as Little Eva! AMDA NYC Alum. International: Disney Cruise Line. Regional: BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical (Little Eva/Shirelles), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Candy), NEWSIES (Medda Larkin), HAIRSPRAY (Cindy WATKINS/ Dynamite). Love and gratitude to her family, friends, and her favorite person Maxen. Phil 4:13 ig: @blacktress

Candace Haynes (Lucille, The Shirelles) is originally from Brooklyn, New York making her Fireside debut. She studied musical theatre professionally at the American Musical Dramatic Academy. Recent roles include Deena Jones in DREAMGIRLS, Shug Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE and Rusty in FOOTLOOSE. Her favorite credit above all is Duckling Donna in the Broadway National Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. “It’s a blessing to share stories and play pretend for a living but it’s a gift to share it with you” – Candace. Follow her journey to Broadway on IG @Candace_Haynes

Keturah McIntyre (The Shirelles, Uptown Singer) grew up performing at Grace Arts Live in Lake Havasu City, AZ. She has also performed with La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater, and Glow Lyric Theatre. Past roles include Aida (AIDA), Sally Bowles (CABARET), Deloris Van Cartier (SISTER ACT), and Jo March (LITTLE WOMEN). Keturah spent last year teaching in South Korea and traveling around Asia. Now she is very excited to be back home and performing full time! She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support throughout the years!

Maya Cuevas (The Shirelles) is a New York City based actress and performer, and graduate of The Hartt School of Music. Maya’s favorite credits include: Law & Order (NBC), Lorelle Robinson in DREAMGIRLS (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe), Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Sarah in RAGTIME (The Mac-Haydn Theatre), Yolanda in IN THE HEIGHTS (Playhouse On Park), and The Reader in MAJOR ARCANA (ToUch Performance Art). She would love to thank her family for their constant support and celebrations!

Katelyn Bowman (The Shirelles) is over the moon to be making her Fireside debut. Credits include: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (FST), THE COLOR PURPLE (DCPA), ALL SHOOK UP (Flat Rock Playhouse), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, GREASE, and LEGALLY BLONDE. For the fam and my favorite munchkins @katelyncatalina

Damien DeShaun Smith (The Drifters) returns for his fifth engagement at The Fireside with this production. Audiences can remember seeing him previously in JERSEY BOYS, THAT’S WHAT I CALL ROCK N’ ROLL, and GREASE (‘18 & ‘22). International and National Tours: RENT (‘01-‘05) Angel, MAMMA MIA (‘08-‘10) Ensemble, Dance Captain, THRILLER LIVE -UK/EU (‘09) Man 2. Damien resides in NYC and is represented by Shirley Faison of A.R.T., The Adunni Rose Talent Agency.

Berlin Lee Charles (The Drifters) is excited to make his Fireside debut in BEAUTIFUL! His recent credits include the South Korean International Tour of SISTER ACT the Musical, Off Broadway: SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA, BEAUTIFUL: The Carol King Musical, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s STATE FAIR all at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre in Missouri. Proud AMDA NY alum. Berlin’s music is available for streaming anywhere music plays! IG: @berberguccibear

Justin Waite (The Drifters) is thrilled to be making his Fireside debut. Other Regional credits include Swing/Drifter u/s in BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical (Engeman Theatre), Mayor/Ja’Keith/Others in ROCK OF AGES (Mountain Theatre Co), and Doody in GREASE (Clearspace). NYC Readings: Mr. Laird in THE BONE HARP (Theatre Row). Justin is also a proud graduate of SUNY Cortland. Special thanks to the team at MSA and to his mother for all the love and support! IG: justinmwaite

Jameson Clanton (The Drifters) is thrilled to be making his Fireside debut! TGBTG! Previous Regional credits include ELF (Broadway Palm), THE COLOR PURPLE (North Carolina Theatre), JESUS and MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS (Sight & Sound Theatres). Thanks to Dad, Jamesha, and Patrick for their unending love and support. IG: @jamesonclanton. For Mama.

Carl Hulden (The Righteous Brothers, Lou Adler) is so excited to be back! The Minnesota native turned New Yorker was previously seen in TITANIC, THE MUSIC MAN, LES MISERABLES and A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS. Also: Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (National Tour), ANNIE (WBT), DAY OF WRATH (NYMF), LES MISERABLES (LTOTS) and Disney’s TANGLED and FROZEN. Thanks to Ed. Love to Théo, Vincent and the MN fam. Carl holds a BM from WCC and teaches voice…come sing with me!

Kelly Autry (The Righteous Brothers) is thrilled to make his Fireside Debut! Previous shows include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Seymour), SPAMALOT (Sir Robin), and the world premiere opera STONEWALL at Lincoln Center. He’d like to thank his friends and his parents for their constant love and support. Baldwin Wallace BM. IG: @kelly_a_autry. The Luedtke Agency.

Kate Theis (Marilyn Wald) is grateful to be a part of this beautiful show at The Fireside 🙂 Her most interesting previous credit is singing with Sam Smith on Saturday Night Live, and other favorite past credits are ASSASSINS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and INTO THE WOODS. She can regularly be seen performing in NYC everywhere from an open mic night at Birdland to choral concert at Trinity Wall St. She earned graduate degrees in music and vocal pedagogy at New York University. @kateltheis

Seth Robert Patterson (Nick) is thrilled to continue his time at The Fireside after playing Mendel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF! Seth is a BFA graduate of Central Michigan University and a grateful member of Dr. Eric Tucker’s voice studio. Now based in New York City, Seth remains proud of his small-town Northern Michigan roots. Recent credits include: Clifford Bradshaw, CABARET; Jamie Wellerstein, THE LAST FIVE YEARS; and MACBETH. To all my loves, thank you for it all. @seth_robert_pattersonm

Leo Carmody (Neil Sedaka) is happy to return to The Fireside after hand-jiving as Johnny Casino in GREASE! Proud graduate of CCM with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite Credits: JERSEY BOYS (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Tony in WEST SIDE STORY (Southwest Michigan Symphony), Sonny in XANADU (CCM), Link Larkin in HAIRSPRAY (Mendel Center Mainstage), and performing as a soloist in concert alongside Jason Robert Brown. Big thanks to the team at The Hell’s Kitchen Agency! @leocarmody

Jereme Raickett (Drifter Swing, Ensemble) A Chicago native and graduate of Douglas Anderson School of The Arts, Jereme works as a theatre practitioner in Jacksonville, FL. He served as Technical Director for a touring production of Maxie Coleman’s THE FIGHT OF HER LIFE and co-founded Mega Mind Productions,  a dance theatre company. This led to his career with Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach, where he serves as Artistic Director. Jereme has developed successful arts education programs, supporting local arts and helping underserved communities in Northeast Florida. He continues to expand his gifts and talents serving as Creative Director and Founder of the International Creative Arts Experience in South Africa, working with Nelson Mandela University and the Municipality of Mandela Bay to support arts education.