Cast & Creative
Proud Canadian. Winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Over The Rainbow.’ Broadway: Mean Girls (Standby Cady/Janis). Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). Select Regional Credits: Stratford Festival’s The Music Man (Marian Paroo), From Here to Eternity (Lorene), Into The Woods (Cinderella). Love to the Mean Girls team, Telsey + Co, Talent House and my friends and family. Instagram: @daniewade
Mariah was certainly not Regina George in high school, but she’s super excited to be stepping into those heels now! You may recognize her from Team Starkid/Youtube (which is how she got her initial audition!). “Put yourself out there, theatre kids! You never know what door may open.” @mrahinstagram
NYC: Pacific Overtures (Tamate, Classic Stage Company), Big River (Joe Harper/Joanna Wilkes City Center Encores!). Tour: Wicked (Nessarose). Workshops: Almost Famous (Estrella), Alice by Heart (Canary). TV: “Instinct”, “Madam Secretary”, “Younger”, “Blue Bloods”, “Broad City”. BFA, BYU. CGF Talent. Thanks Mom and Dad for everything. Love to Mark! Instagram: @meganmasako
Jonalyn is (heart-eyes emoji) to be bringing Mean Girls around the country! Broadway: Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast), Cats, Holiday Inn, Honeymoon In Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway. Film: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (December 2020). Syracuse Graduate. Thanks to the MG family and the Mine. For Grandma and the girls. @jksaxer
Would tell her highschool self it’s actually cool to be different and eventually you will find where you belong. She seeks to develop roles that empower misfits and underdogs and recently toured as Elphaba in Wicked. Syracuse Grad. Love to CGF, my support systems, Boyfriend Shark, Geecie, Mom Dad and Tara. @maryspacekate
Eric is thrilled to be joining the student body at North Shore High! National Tours: The Book of Mormon (original Jumamosi company). CCM graduate. Many thanks to TKO, Telsey & Co, and my amazing parents, Jeff and Debbie. For my Grandma Maxie, the first person I ever tapped with.
Broadway: Wicked (u/s Mdm. Morrible), Legally Blonde (Elle’s Mom – MTV Recording, Cast Album), 9 to 5 (cover Judy/Doralee – Cast Album), Honeymoon In Vegas (Airport Attendant/ensemble – Cast Album), Kinky Boots (swing), Spongebob Squarepants (The Mayor – Cast Album). Tours: Seussical (Mayzie), The Addams Family (Alice). Love to family and Andy.
Adante never thought he’d be so excited to go back to high school! Favorite credits include: HAIR (Serenbe), Xanadu (Hangar), Newsies (Maltz), Forum (Gulfshore), Carrie (La Mirada). BFA Music Theatre: AMDA LA. Much Love and gratitude to my family, Avalon, Telsey+Co, this brilliant creative team, and anyone who has believed in me. @adantecarter
Kabir is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut! Recent credits: In The Heights (Usnavi), Urinetown (Bobby), Parade (Britt Craig). Graduate of The Lee Strasberg School. Thanks to About Artists Agency and Telsey + Company for this opportunity. Shout-out to Mom and Dad for their eternal love and support! Instagram: @kabirbery.
Broadway: Urinetown (Original Broadway Cast). Off- Broadway: Carmen Jones (John Doyle dir,). National Tours: Flashdance. Opera: Porgy and Bess at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Many Thanks to the entire Mean Girls team, Telsey + Co., Avalon Artists Group. Much Love to my family and friends. @streetlifenstuff
1st National Tour: If/Then. Favorite regional credits include: Next to Normal (Natalie), Les Misérables (Eponine) and Evita (Mistress). Special thanks to Telsey + Co, Nicolosi, Mom, Dad and Chase! @ebernhardt
National tour debut! Regional: Chicago (Fulton) Guys and Dolls (Asolo Repertory Theatre) Newsies (Marriott). Elon BFA MT alumni! Love and thanks to God, family, and Bloc agency! For mom. @deshawnbowensv
National Tour: Bat Out Of Hell (New York City Center, Toronto, Original American Cast) Regional: The Old Globe, 5th Avenue, Barrington Stage, PCLO. Thanks to family, Hypenate, HCKR, and Telsey and CO. ig:@lordbranner
Thrilled to make her National Tour debut with this talented cast! Infinite thanks to all of the family, teachers and friends who told me ‘you can.’ I love you.
Sarah is a Miami, FL Native! Regional: Barrington Stage Co., Walnut Street, Fulton Theatre. Sarah choreographs for stage and film (hire her!) Love to family, friends and DDO. BFA Boston Conservatory. @saritacrane
Whaddup’ US! Credits: Mean Girls (Broadway), Finding Neverland (Broadway & National Tour). BFA, Penn State University. Love to DGRW, the MG team, & my incredible friends and family. Ig: @itsixchel
Mary Beth is Giddy to be joining the MG fam! Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Paper Mill, Fulton, MSMT. BFA: Ohio Northern. Thanks to Hybrid and my people. DHoe Team—you’re so fetch! www.MaryBethDonahoe.com @mbdonahoe
National Tour debut! Regional: The MUNY, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Proud Boston Conservatory graduate! Thanks to Telsey, my village of teachers, family, friends, guardian angels & Mom, since day one. @niani_
Broadway: The Grinch. Tour and movie: Newsies (Albert). European Tour: Rock the Ballet (Dancer). Love to my mom, dad and family. Special thanks to Clinton Sherwood, Julianna and Chase (Clear Talent Group).
National tour debut! Ecstatic to be sharing this story with the nation! Regional: Newsies and West Side Story (The LEX). Thanks to Telsey, Casey, and Tina. For Dad. MKNMS @samuelgerber_
Fernell is thrilled to be touring for the first time. Most recently he made his Broadway debut in The Prom Musical. A graduate of Houston’s HSPVA. Love to Mom and Dad!
Regional: All Shook Up (TUTS), Guys and Dolls (TUTS), The Christians (Alley Theatre). Thanks to the creative team, her parents, her sister Keiana, her BFF Zacahry, Cheryl & Jane, Kyle, Donna, and Jeannine. Instagram: asiamk9
Broadway Tour debut! I am humbled and dizzy with excitement. Thankful for my family, keekees and NY Aunteetees for their unconditional love and support. “Never apologize for being a boss.” @oliviarenteria
National tour debut! Regional credits include RCCL (Grease), NCL, Theatre by the Sea, and Ocean State Theatre. Grateful to all who have helped me get where I am today! @gracerom
Lifelong quoter of Mean Girls! Favorite Credits: OSF, NSMT, TBTS, The Wick, RCCL. Proud graduate of Peck School of the Arts. My dear family, you are everything. @sydneymei | The Luedtke Agency
Broadway/National Tours: Mamma Mia!, The King and I, Anything Goes. Love to my parents, The Mine and Telsey and Co. For more information on Marcus, please visit http://www.britneyspears.com @marcus.shane
Kaitlyn is ecstatic to be joining the MG fam! Regional theater: MUNY. Tracy in RCCL’s inaugural Hairspray. BFA: Indiana University. Endless gratitude to Telsey, the MG creatives, Avalon, and my family, friends, and teachers. @kaitlynlsmitty
Los Angeles native. National Tour: Cruel Intentions and R+H’s Cinderella. LABS: Becoming Nancy. Regional: Beauty & the Beast (NSMT), Newsies (Marriott). Thanks to my family, friends and agents at Boals, Winnett and Associates. @Davidjr_Wright1
Blake is thrilled to be traveling the country with this production! Recent credits include: Tour: Phantom of the Opera, An American in Paris. Regional: Oklahoma (PCLO) Jerome Robbins Broadway (TUTS). Instagram @b_zelez
Tina Fey is a writer, actor, and producer known for her award-winning series “30 Rock” and for nine seasons on “Saturday Night Live” (Weekend Update, Sarah Palin, Mom Jeans.) Films: Sisters, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Date Night, Mean Girls (her first screenplay). In 2010 she became the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Her book Bossypants has sold 2.5 million copies. She co-created “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) and is an Executive Producer on “Great News” (NBC). She is thrilled to make her Broadway debut as a writer and not as a dancer in Cats as previously stress-dreamt. She lives in NYC with her husband Jeff Richmond and their two fancy daughters. She dedicates her work here to her mom Jeanne, for loving and feeding the many teenage loudmouths that went on to be characters in this show.
Jeff Richmond is an award-winning composer, songwriter and producer for television, theatre and film. He served as composer and an Executive Producer on NBC’s “30 Rock,” winning three Primetime Emmy Awards alongside his wife Tina Fey. He was a musical director at The Second City in Chicago and at “Saturday Night Live,” where he spent five seasons composing original songs for stars like Jack Black, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Jeff’s New York theatre credits include his musical Melancholy Baby, the inaugural production of the Ars Nova Theater, and the score for Fully Committed on Broadway starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He is currently executive producing, directing and scoring episodes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in New York City, where he lives with his wife and their two daughters.
Broadway: Legally Blonde, with Laurence O’Keefe (Olivier Award, Tony nomination). Off-Broadway and Regional: The Explorers Club (Outer Critics Circle, Best Play); Cam Jansen; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Because of Winn Dixie; Halftime; Pirates!; 3hree; New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve and Young People’s concerts. TV: “Unhappily Ever After;” “Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca;” “The Electric Company;” “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris;” “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway;” “Julie’s Greenroom.” Upcoming Musicals: Huzzah!; Life of the Party; Dave. Grateful recipient of the Kleban Foundation Award and a Jonathan Larson Grant. Most grateful for Larry and Persephone.
Currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony,® Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations Best Choreography), as well as co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier award). Currently represented on the West End as director and choreographer of Dreamgirls. Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten (2015 Tony Nominee nominee Best Director) Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores! – the highly acclaimed productions of Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography).
Selected Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon (Tony Award); The Band’s Visit; Something Rotten!; Oh, Hello!; Saint Joan; The Little Foxes;Waitress; Pippin (Tony nomination); An Act of God; Blackbird; The Pillowman (Tony Award); The Visit; It’s Only a Play; Finding Neverland; Casa Valentina; I’ll Eat You Last; The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Take Me Out; Hair; Pal Joey (Tony nomination); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award); Nine; and Urinetown. Also Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna; Peter Grimes, Met Opera. Insta @scottpaskstudio
Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (Tony nom.); Something Rotten! (Tony nom.); Aladdin; Kinky Boots (Tony nom., Olivier Award); Follies (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award); Elf; Legally Blonde (Tony nom.); The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award, Olivier nom.); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Flower Drum Song (Tony nom.); Side Show. Other: Dreamgirls (Olivier nomination), Sinatra (Radio City), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pageant (Olivier Nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show. TDF Young Master Award.
Kenneth Posner designs extensively off-Broadway, for resident theatres, and touring productions throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Selected Broadway credits: War Paint; Tuck Everlasting; On Your Feet; If/Then; Kinky Boots; Pippin; Cinderella; Hairspray; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Legally Blonde; The Coast of Utopia – Shipwrecked; Other Desert Cities; The Merchant Of Venice; Side Man; Wicked. Recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, Lucille Lortel, and OBIE Awards.
Over 35 Broadway designs including Escape to Margaritaville; Springsteen on Broadway; Terms Of My Surrender; War Paint; Tuck Everlasting; The Last Ship; Beautiful; If/Then; The Book of Mormon; Anything Goes; American Idiot; Next to Normal; Spring Awakening; Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway designs include Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles, and Bug. He is the recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier, and Tony Awards.
Finn Ross has won two Olivier Awards, a Tony, two Drama Desks & OCC award. Recent work: Frozen (Broadway); Bat out of Hell (West End); Tempest (RSC); Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End); American Psycho (Broadway/Almedia); Betrayal (Broadway); The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); The Crossing (A.R.T. Boston); Chimerica (Almeida/West End); Death of Klinghoffer, Damnation of Faust, Magic Flute (ENO); Master and Margarita (Complicite); A Dog’s Heart (DNO).
Associate/Animation: Frozen (Broadway); Bat Out of Hell (West End); The Tempest (RSC); The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); American Psycho (Almedia); Death of Klinghoffer, Damnation of Faust, Magic Flute (ENO); Master & Margarita (Complicite); A Dog’s Heart (DNO). Live music design – Jess Glynne (UK tour), Years & Years (International Tour), Two Door Cinema Club (International tour), Bombay Bicycle Club (International Tour). Exhibition Design: The Rolling Stones – Exhibitionism (International Tour).
NY/London: Present Laughter; Dreamgirls; Paramour; Tuck Everlasting; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; Aladdin; Kinky Boots; The Book of Mormon; Trip of Love; First Date; Elf; Dogfight; The Best Man; Look Back in Anger; The Drowsy Chaperone; Pig Farm; The… Trailer Park Musical; Altar Boyz; Show Boat @ Carnegie Hall; Encores! Most Happy Fella & Follies; Mamma Mia!. West Coast: Robin & the 7 Hoods; Peep Show; Minsky’s; Vanities. Television: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “SNL.”
Makeup design for The Rocky Horror Show; Aladdin; Tuck Everlasting; Something Rotten!; and The Rocky Horror Show. Makeup consultant for Present Laughter and Sister Act. Received Designing Women Award 2016 honoring “The Affair”’s Costume, Hair, and Makeup Design Team.
Broadway: The Band’s Visit, Tootsie (Keyboards). Off-Broadway/regional: Merrily We Roll Along (Roundabout/Fiasco Theater), The Hello Girls (Prospect Theater Company), The Band’s Visit (Atlantic Theater Company), Unknown Soldier (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Into the Woods (McCarter/Fiasco Theater). B.A. Princeton University, M.A. Columbia University. Proud teaching artist at McCarter Theatre.
NYC: Finding Neverland, Big Fish, Company, Sweeney Todd, Tuck Everlasting, Sweet Charity, Next to Normal, The Addams Family. Drama Desk Award: Best Orchestrations for Company. She is the Executive Director of ASTEP – Artists Striving To End Poverty (www.asteponline.org) which recruits and trains high level artists to work with kids in extreme situations, teaching them health education and life skills through the arts.
Broadway: Fun Home (Tony nom.), Tuck Everlasting, Shrek the Musical (Tony/Drama Desk noms), Cats 2016 (Dance Arr./Orch.). Off Broadway/Regional: Seattle 5th Ave: Jasper in Deadland; Public Theater: Fortress of Solitude, Fun Home (Drama Desk nom.); Secret Life of Bees (Horn arr., in dev.); Rhianna: NBA All-StarGame (String arr.); New Irish Tenors: Full Orchestra Arr.; Goodspeed: Just So. As drummer/or music director: Randy Newman, Corey Glover, Solange Knowles, Blood Orange, Chrissy Amphlett, Kasim Sulton, Alexa Joel, Constantine Maroulis, Bono & Edge, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Glen Kelly was the arranger and music supervisor for The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Bullets Over Broadway, for which he also wrote lyrics. Additional arranging credits include Beauty And The Beast; Spamalot; The Drowsy Chaperone; The Book Of Mormon; A Christmas Story; The Scottsboro Boys; Aladdin; and Something Rotten!. He won the New York Drama Desk Award for his original score to The Nance.
Broadway: Beetlejuice; Prom; Groundhog Day; Bandstand; Paramour; Allegiance; Aladdin; Matilda; Side Show; Bullets Over Broadway; A Night with Janis Joplin; Cinderella; Scandalous; Chaplin; Ghost; How to Succeed…; Promises, Promises; Bye Bye Birdie; Grease; The Times They Are A-Changin’; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Conductor/ percussionist: Groundhog Day, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Radio City Music Hall. For Robin and Taylor.
Rebekah is a pianist, conductor, vocal coach, and flutist based in New York City. Before her Broadway debut playing and conducting Mean Girls, she served on the music faculty at Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music and performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. She has worked as a music director in New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, is a vocal director with Celebrity Cruises, and maintains a private voice studio in NYC. Love to Desmond & Penny. @rebekahbruceparker
Broadway: My Fair Lady; Carousel; Children of a Lesser God; Lobby Hero; Frozen; Escape to Margaritaville; SpongeBob SquarePants; Once on This Island; Anastasia; Hello, Dolly!; Come from Away; Waitress; Hamilton; Kinky Boots; Wicked. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Atlantic, Classic Stage, MCC, Second Stage. Film: The Greatest Showman, Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “This Is Us,” “House of Cards,” “Divorce,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Rise,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” “One Day at a Time,” “Graves,” “Atypical,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com
Broadway: Mean Girls, The Prom, Aladdin, Elf (2012, 2010), In the Heights (Broadway/National Tour), The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway/National Tour/ London), To Be or Not to Be, Good Vibrations and Nerds (almost). Other credits include Call Me Madam (Encores) and Fat Camp. Artistic Director of North Carolina Theatre (2009–2019). NYU graduate. Love to Marc. Proud mom of Lincoln, Violet and Jane. TYMS.
Associate credits: Broadway and national tour productions of The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin, Something Rotten! and the London production of Dreamgirls. Choreography credits: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Japan), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Europe). Director/Choreographer credits: the Olympic medals ceremonies at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes 1998–2000 (Mexico).
Peyton previously made fetch happen on Broadway at The Prom, School of Rock, Something Rotten! National Tours: Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I, Dirty Dancing. Other credits include City Center Encores!, Atlantic Theater, Alliance Theatre, Williamstown, La Jolla Playhouse. Proud UNCSA alum. For Leslie, Brian, Brian Jr. and Tony. All my love to Colin. Happy to be here.
Broadway: Sweat. National Tours: Come From Away, Bright Star, The King and I, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, War Horse. Others: Public Theater, Signature Theatre, NY Stage & Film, La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet and more. University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Love to family and friends—you’re so fetch!
Broadway: The Prom, Mean Girls, Cats, Tuck Everlasting. Thank you to my Boss Ladies for always supporting me! Excited to share this journey with Bryan—281. Love to my family and friends. @be.saxon
Thompson Turner Productions is a Broadway Management company founded by the late Stuart Thompson and David Turner in 2015. Current shows include worldwide productions of The Book Of Mormon, Mean Girls, and consulting for Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. Adam J. Miller has managed six productions with Stuart and David, beginning with The Seagull in 2008. He has managed Mormon since 2011. Rebecca Habel joined TTP in 2015 to manage King Charles III. She was previously a General Manager at Roundabout Theatre Company and the Vineyard Theatre.
Lorne Michaels is a writer and producer who has worked extensively in TV and film but is best known as the creator and executive producer of the landmark NBC show “Saturday Night Live.” He made his Broadway debut in 1979 directing Gilda Radner – Live from New York, and he is pleased to return to Broadway with Tina Fey, whom he met when she began as a writer for “SNL.” Their subsequent work together includes the critically acclaimed series “30 Rock,” as well as the films Mean Girls, Baby Mama, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Other notable film credits include Three Amigos, Wayne’s World and Tommy Boy. Honors include 15 Emmy awards, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, a Personal Peabody Award, the Order of Canada, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Stuart Thompson was a six-time Tony Award-winning producer and general manager. He produced the three longest running plays on Broadway of the past twenty-six years: Proof; The Tale of the Allergists Wife; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Select Broadway credits include: Sweat; Six Degrees of Separation; The Present; King Charles III; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2013); Death of a Salesman (2012); Jerusalem; The Motherf**ker with the Hat; A View From the Bridge (2010); God of Carnage; Exit the King; Doubt; Caroline, Or Change; Take Me Out; Amy’s View; Closer; The Blue Room; Art; Skylight; Master Class; Blood Brothers; Tru; A Few Good Men. West End credits: No Man’s Land, King Charles III. Additionally he served as Executive Producer for the U.S companies of The Book of Mormon and co-produced the West End and Australian productions.
Sonia Friedman Productions is a West End and Broadway theatre production company responsible for some of theatre’s most successful productions of recent years. Sonia Friedman OBE and her company have initiated and produced more than 160 new productions. The company has won numerous Olivier and Tony Awards including a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Recent SFP productions include The Book of Mormon; Farinelli and the King (Mark Rylance); Dreamgirls; The Ferryman; The Birthday Party; Ink; Hamlet (Andrew Scott); 1984; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; King Charles III; Funny Girl; Hamlet (Benedict Cumberbatch); Sunny Afternoon; The River; Mojo; Twelfth Night/Richard III; La Cage aux Folles; Legally Blonde; Jerusalem; and The Mountaintop. Forthcoming productions include: Travesties (NY).
Paramount Pictures has for over 100 years produced and distributed some of the world’s most iconic films including The Godfather, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Forrest Gump, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Transformers, and Titanic. Paramount is currently represented on Broadway and the West End by School of Rock. Live stage productions in development include Roman Holiday and Clueless. A division of Viacom, Paramount Pictures Corporation controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. Paramount is thrilled to be bringing the beloved movie Mean Girls to the live stage!