Jessie Mueller (Jenna) won the 2014 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and a 2015 Grammy Award for her performance as Carole King in Beautiful, The Carole King Musical. She made her Broadway debut opposite Harry Connick Jr. in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, for which she received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations. She was also seen on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination) and Nice Work If You Can Get It. In her native Chicago, Mueller has won acclaim for starring roles in She Loves Me (Joseph Jefferson Award), Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Curtains and Carousel (Joseph Jefferson Award), among other musicals.
Charity Angél Dawson
Charity Angél Dawson (Becky) is beyond excited to step into the role of Becky down at the diner! She’s been part of the production since its Cambridge run, where she originated the role of Nurse Norma. Broadway: Side Show. Tours: The Color Purple, Dreamgirls. Regional: Waitress, A.R.T.; Kiss Me, Kate; The Wiz; West Side Story. I love you, mom. Ecc 12:13
): Broadway debut! Recent: Bridges of Madison County
(Carolyn/1st Nat’l), Parade
(Iola/Lincoln Center), 25th…Spelling Bee
(Olive/Bucks Co Playhouse), Theory of Relativity
(Julie/Goodspeed). TV/FILM: “Peter Pan Live!" (Jane), “GIRLS" (Season 6). Proud BWMT grad. Special thanks to SMS, Pat and Telsey+Co, and the Waitress
team for making her dreams come true. Love to her family and Ryguy! @caithoula
Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter) created the role of Dr. Pomatter in the A.R.T. production of Waitress. Broadway: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: A Minister’s Wife (Lexy), Lincoln Center; Billy & Ray (Sistrom), Vineyard Theatre; I Believe, Lincoln Center; Anne of Green Gables (Gilbert Blythe), Lortel. Regional: Johnny Baseball, A.R.T.; Moby Dick; Jersey Boys; Hello Dolly, Paper Mill; Utah Shakespeare. Workshops: American Psycho, The Searchers, Big Fish, Sunset Boulevard. TV/Film: “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO), “30 Rock,” “Smash,” “The Daily Show,” “Unsung Carolyn Leigh” (Live from Lincoln Center). Carnegie Mellon University.
) Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway: Sleep No More
, New York City Opera. TV: ABC's upcoming “Time After Time,” “Power,” “Person of Interest,” “Blue Bloods,” “Blacklist,” “The Americans.” Big thanks to Katz Co. and Innovative! Grateful to my Mum, Dad + I love you Collin! @DixonPopp
Dakin Matthews (Joe) created the role of Joe in the A.R.T. production of Waitress. Broadway: The Audience (Winston Churchill), Rocky (Mickey), The Best Man (Senator Carlin), A Man for All Seasons (Cardinal Wolsey), Henry IV (Warwick/Glendower, Bayfield and Drama Desk Award). Off-Broadway: Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, Public Theater; Where’s Charley, Encores!; Freedomland, Playwrights Horizons. Regional: All The Way, A.R.T.; Prince of L.A., A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Old Globe; Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, A.C.T.; Shadowlands, Misalliance, South Coast Repertory. Film: Lincoln, True Grit, Zero Charisma. TV: “Gilmore Girls,” “Desperate Housewives,” “King of Queens.
Joe Cassidy (Cal) Broadway credits include: If/Then; Catch Me If You Can; Next to Normal; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Les Misérables; 1776; and Show Boat. Off-Broadway credits include: Working (Drama Desk Award); and Listen To My Heart. TV/Web Series: "Blue Bloods;" "Elementary;" "Law & Order;" and "Submissions Only." He’s appeared, and can be heard in a few national commercials and voiceovers. He’s been a concert singer with symphonies coast to coast in the US and Canada.
Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie) Broadway: An Act of God, The Merchant of Venice, Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk Award, Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Young Frankenstein (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), original cast of Wicked, Amour, (Drama Desk nomination), Chicago. Off-Broadway: The Winter’s Tale (Public), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Actors’ Playhouse), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Lincoln Center), Saturday Night (Second Stage, Drama Desk nomination), Wise Guys (New York Theatre Workshop), Corpus Christi (Manhattan Theatre Club), Fully Committed (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Public), Stairway to Paradise, Babes in Arms and Broadway Bash (City Center Encores!), the title role in Barnum at the Chichester Festival (UK), and 13 seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: “Almost There” (DirecTV), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Elementary” (CBS), “Twins” (series regular, WB), “Next Caller” (NBC), “The Electric Company” (PBS). Film: Opposite Kristin Wiig and Annette Bening in Girl Most Likely, Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, Personal Velocity, and Dedication. MFA American Conservatory Theater.
Lulu (at certain performances)
Cate Elefante (Lulu) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! Cate is a kindergartener at Briarwood School in NJ. Print: Toys ’R’ Us. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, family, Telsey + Company, Barry Kolker and Parkside Talent.
Ensemble, u/s Cal
Thay Floyd (Ensemble, u/s Cal) Broadway: A Christmas Story (Bank Robber, Fireman), Lunt- Fontanne/Madison Sq. Garden. Regional: Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Ordway Theater; The Little Mermaid (Sebastian u/s), Co-Pro: Papermill/ PCLO/ KC Starlight/ TUTS/ Dallas Summer Musicals/ TOTS; Cats (Rum Tum Tugger), North Carolina Theatre; A Chorus Line (Richie), Ogunquit & Pioneer Theatre; Passing Strange (Rev. Jones/ Terry/ Christophe/ Hugo), The W.H.A.T. Theatre; Tommy (The Acid Queen) and Floyd Collins (Ed Bishop) at the Berkshire Theatre Festival; West Side Story (Toro), Sacramento Music Circus. BFA: NYU/Tisch. Thay thanks the Lord above; from whom all blessings flow, his family for their unwavering faith, Diana Prano at MTM, and the entire team here at Waitress.
Swing, u/s Dr. Pomatter, Earl, Ogie
Henry Gottfried (Swing, u/s Dr. Pomatter, Earl, Ogie) Broadway debut! Past credits include the First National Tour of Pippin and NBC's Peter Pan Live! B.A. from Yale. Thank you to Diane, Sara, and the rest of the creative team for adding me to the mix. Special thanks also to Pat Goodwin, the Innovative team, and Barbara. Love to my beautiful parents.
Ensemble, u/s Becky
(Ensemble, u/s Becky
) Theatre: Heathers: The Musical
(New World Stages), Pump Boys and Dinettes
(Weston Playhouse), Fat Camp
(Off-Broadway, regional & NYMF productions), Cloaked
(CAP21), Factory Girls
(NAMT). TV: “Happyish” on Showtime, “Young Hearts Unlimited”, “Life Itself”. Film: It's Kind of a Funny Story
(Focus Features), Mad City
(with John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman), Goodbye Lover
(with Patricia Arquette). Recordings: “Broadway Here I Come” on The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree Album
and the original cast recording of Heathers: The Musical
(both on iTunes). www.mollyandthememphisthunder.com
Aisha Jackson (Ensemble) is thrilled and extremely grateful to join the cast of Waitress! She was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and moved to New York shortly after attaining a B.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. She moved to the city with no place to live, no job, and no money. What she did have was a dream and a passion to inspire others utilizing her God-given gifts and talents and now she's been given another opportunity to do just that! Past credits include: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Broadway), Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theatre), Hairspray and Memphis (Arvada Center), and Once On This Island (Olney Theatre Center). She gives thanks to God, her family, friends, and BBR for all of their love and support throughout her journey. For Vaughn and Amy. Luke 1:37
Swing, u/s Jenna, Dawn
Molly Jobe (Swing, u/s Jenna, Dawn). Broadway: Newsies, A Christmas Carol. 1st Nat’l/Regional: Newsies, Annie (Papermill Playhouse). BFA, NYU New Studio on Broadway. Endless thanks to my family, Henderson Hogan, Telsey and the Waitress team. Let’s bake the world a better place!
Swing, u/s Cal, Joe
Max Kumangai (Swing, u/s Cal, Joe) is so excited to be making his Broadway debut in Waitress. He was last seen in Jessica Stone's all-male cast of ...Forum. Off-Broadway: What’s that Smell?, The Civil War, and Lysistrata Jones. 1st National Tours: Joseph..., Hair. Papermill: Honeymoon in Vegas. West Coast Premiere: The Scottsboro Boys. Encores!: ...Superman!, Bells are Ringing, Anyone Can Whistle, and Where’s Charley? TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vinyl.” Big thank you to Patrick Goodwin and the amazing creatives for this opportunity. Nicolosi! Love to BT and my family in Spokane, WA. Go Blue!
Ensemble, u/s Becky
(Ensemble, u/s Becky
) recently starred on the West End in Close to You
, six B'way shows, tons of NY & regional, TV, Film, & sung back up for many artists. Nom. for a Helen Hayes Award, an Off-B’way Alliance Award & an Audelco Award. Thank you God/Universe, Familia, y amigos. www.anastaciamccleskey.com
Ella Dane Morgan
Lulu (at certain performances)
Ella Dane Morgan (Lulu) is thrilled to make her Broadway debut in Waitress. Special thanks to Take 3 Talent Agency, Lee Wilson and my teachers. Love to my friends, family and especially Mommy, Daddy and Cade.
Ensemble, u/s Ogie
Jeremy Morse (Ensemble, u/s Ogie) Off- Broadway: Bloodsong of Love (Lo Cocodrilo, Drama Desk nomination), Ars Nova; The Underclassman (Ham Samuels), Prospect @ The Duke. Regional: Waitress (A.R.T.) How To Succeed... (Finch), Walnut Street; Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby), Goodspeed; Oliver! (Noah Claypole), Paper Mill; The Trouble With Doug (Doug), Theatreworks Palo Alto; Into The Woods (Jack), North Carolina Theatre. Workshops: Eighty-Sixed, Second Stage; Hunter S. Thompson Musical, La Jolla. Concerts: Joe Iconis, Muse Match, 54 Below; Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat (Nikola Tesla), Musical Theatre Factory. NYU Steinhardt.
Olivia Phillip (Swing) joins the company straight from her Broadway debut in DISASTER! West End credits - The Book Of Mormon, Ghost and Priscilla QOTD. To those who tirelessly support me THANK YOU, especially my incredible husband, Tomas.
Ensemble, u/s Jenna, Dawn
Stephanie Torns (Ensemble, u/s Jenna, Dawn) Broadway: Wicked (Elphaba standby). Regional/National Tours: Waitress (A.R.T.), Wicked, 9 to 5 (Judy Bernly), Les Misérables (Eponine). Many thanks to Diane, Sara, Patrick Goodwin, and the rest of the creative team for allowing me to be a part of such a beautiful show. Much love to my family and Barbara for their endless support. This one’s for you Pa!
Ensemble, u/s Dr. Pomatter, Earl
Ryan Vasquez (Ensemble, u/s Dr. Pomatter, Earl) is overjoyed to be in the original Broadway cast of such an exciting new show! Since moving to New York last year, Ryan has performed with a wide array of artists, including the Backstreet Boys, the Eagles, the Rockettes and others. Broadway: Wicked (Fiyero u/s). New York workshops: 17 Again (dir. Adam Shankman), Warner Brothers MGM Project (dir. Warren Carlyle), Darling (dir. Bobby Longbottom), Mozart, the Backstreet Boys Project, the Radio City Spring Spectacular and more. Last holiday season, Ryan and Actors' Equity President Kate Shindle appeared as the guest stars for the Pittsburgh Holiday Pops Concert series under the direction of Todd Ellison. Regional: Muny (Les Misérables) MTWichita (West Side Story, South Pacific), Farmers Alley Theatre (Next to Normal). Proud Michigan graduate.