Seth Grugle (Lolcat) Seth is new to New York, but no stranger to the stage, having most recently appeared as Captain Phoebus in the international tour of Vox Lumiere’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Broadway: The Pink Campaign on Broadway. Off-Broadway: Too Much, Too Far, Too Soon (Midtown International Theatre Festival). Regional: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Once Upon a Mattress (Prince Dauntless), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfée), Camelot (Mordred). TV: “American Idol” (FOX). Recording: “Choosing Helen.” Represented by Phoenix Artists, Inc. and managed by 87AM. sethgrugle.com
Vincent DiGeronimo (Lolrus) Vincent is excited to be a a part of I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL! He was last seen in a workshop for the revival of the Off-Broadway sexual revolution musical revue Let My People Come for Blume Media Productions. Some other NYC credits include the Off-Off Broadway productions of Brief Confessions and JD Lawrence’s Color Blind. He was nominated for Best Actor at the Strawberry One-Act Festival in 2007 for The Red Paintball. He independently released his debut solo album, “Not Again,” available on iTunes.com and CDBaby.com. More information available on vincentdigeronimo.com. This is for his husband (thanks to the state of CT), Steven, his beautiful family, and always for Grandma Lena. Raise the roof and bring it on.
Carly Zien (Jodie) Carly luvs lolcatz n’ funny pictures, and thinks it’s great that her character sells cheez, since she’s a native Wisconsinite. This fall she will be playing Charlotte in Theatreworks USA’s tour of Charlotte’s Web, and is also a member of the Bats at the Flea theater, where she appeared this past year in Liz Swados’s Kaspar Hauser and alongside André De Shields in Joseph Addison’s Cato. BA: Yale University. KTHXBAI!!
Lauren Kampf (Sumz) is so excited to be a part of FringeNYC in Cheezburger! New York Credits include: Hell’s Kitchen The Musical (Ramona/Judge), The Miracle Age (Stacy), The Toys That Missed Christmas (Raggedy Ann), and Kiss Me, Kate with the Staten Island Philharmonic. Other previous highlights include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe), Oscar and Felix (Ynez), The Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), The House of Bernarda Alba (Maria), and Hair (Jeannie). laurenkampf.com
Danielle Ryan (Epic Win) Danielle was last seen in Hell’s Kitchen the Musical at the Hudson Guild Theater and appeared in last year’s Fringe Festival in Usher: The Musical. Danielle graduated from Yale with majors in Music and Theatre Studies. She is excited to be a part of this adventurous and ridiculous MusicLOL! danielleryan.com
Melissa Bayern (Epic Fail) Melissa is absolutely thrilled to be joining this wonderful cast and crew of I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL! When she’s not playing a kitty, you can see her on stage performing with her band Witches in Bikinis! (myspace.com/witchesinbikinis) Recent NYC credits include Soul Searching (DR2 Theatre), Going Up? (Soho Playhouse) and Earth’s Vacation (Cherry Lane Theatre). Favorite roles include Trina in Falsettos, Squeaky Fromme in Assassins, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Theatre! She’s very excited to be singing and dancing her way into the hearts of funny-cat-picture-lovers everywhere.
Clint Carter (Mr. Wrong) Clint is LOL over the experience with I Can Has Cheezburger. This is Clint’s first performance in the NY International Fringe. Recent regional credits include the premiere of Flashback! A Trip Through the 60’s, Johnny Guitar, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Touring credits include My One and Only and Mooseltoe, a children’s holiday musical. Clint received his BFA in musical theatre from Otterbein College. At Otterbein, his favorite roles include Harold Hill in The Music Man and the Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Clint would like to thank the cast and crew for a great show, K&K for the cheeziest show ever, and all his family and friends for always supporting him.
Bryan Welnicki (Drop) Bryan is a Junior in NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Program. He just returned from a study abroad in Florence for his spring semester. Last year Bryan took part in Alan Menken’s King David as Absalom, and earlier this summer had the pleasure of performing in a reading of Punk by Will Brumley. Other favorite roles include Seymour Krelborne (Little Shop of Horrors), Charlie Brown (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) and Bobby Strong (Urinetown).
Liana Jessop (Orly Owl) Born in NYC, raised and trained in Australia, Liana returned to the States last year following a contract as lead vocalist for Tokyo Disney’s Big Band Beat. A graduate of The Arts Academy, University of Ballarat and The Australian Film and Television Academy, Liana is thrilled to be making her New York debut. Credits include Songs for a New World, Company (Susan), Merrily We Roll Along (Beth), the Australian Premiere of Jekyll and Hyde, Half a Sixpence (Ann), My Fair Lady.