Cast & Crew
BRANDON CURRY (Razor) is excited to reprise this role from Home Street Home at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center! Recent credits include: Ghost the Musical (1st National Tour), “The Happiest People in New York” (Web Series), Piggy Nation the Musical (Snapple Theater Center), “Law and Order SVU: Chicago Crossover” (NBC). Proud Elon Alum! Thankful to Avalon Artists Group, and my family, both biological and chosen. @brandonlashawn
ALEX EMANUEL (Officer Walker). New York: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (UTC #61), A Wedding Proposal (ARTC), Open the Dark Door (NYMF), Shekinah (La MaMa), To Barcelona! (Workshop Theatre/ Barrow group), Countdown (Off World), Live Coverage (Fringe), Three Days of Rain (Neva Theatre Co.), The Years (Artistic Home), others. Regional: Family Album (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Disappeared (Steppen- wolf), Possible Worlds (Chicago Cultural Center), The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Collaboraction), Eagle River (Mary-Arrchie), others. TV: “Public Morals”, “Blue Bloods”, “House of Cards”, “Rescue Me”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “All My Children”, “Hack”; others. Film: Stealing Chanel, Juvie, Uncaged, Blowtorch, Archaeology of a Woman, Trooper, Buster, Together, 2 Weeks, 1 Year, others. Other: veteran of many indie rock bands as vocalist/songwriter, bassist and guitarist. Thanks Mom, miss you. www.alexemanuel.com
SAM GIVEN (Lucious) is excited to continue on with Home Street Home. Previous credits include Rent (Hollywood Bowl), Moses in Egypt (New York City Opera), Born Blue (The Cutting Room), and Homo: The Musical (NYMF ‘13). His alter ego, Millie Grams, performs sold-out cabaret shows at Don’t Tell Mama and Metropolitan Room year-round. Special thanks to his partner, Nick.
KEVIN HEGMANN (PD) originated the role of Franz Kleinmann in the Las Vegas production of Rock Of Ages. Other favorite past roles include: Leo Frank (Parade), Billy Crocker (Anything Goes), Bob Baker (Wonderful Town), and Brad Majors (Rocky Horror). He is a proud member of AEA and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s musical theatre program. Many thanks to all involved in this project. www.kevinhegmann.com
ALEX ROBERT HOLMES (Special Ed) is very excited to be working on Home Street Home again. Some of his other professional credits include: Cats, Man of La Mancha, and The Courier in 1776. In LA, Alex has been seen in Glory Days as Skip, Dracula as Renfield, and Jon in Pest Control. Some of his other favorite credits are: Jack in Into the Woods, Pippin in Pippin, and Mickey in Blood Brothers just to name a few. Alex would like to thank three very special people for their continuous support, Joani and Bob Holmes as well as Tuffet.
JAMEY HOOD (Mother) is psyched out of her mind to be working on such an inspired and fucked up new musical! Broadway National Tours; The Grinch at Chicago Theatre and Madison Square Garden (Mama Who) and Hello Dolly! starring Sally Struthers (Ernestina Money and Dolly understudy). Off Broadway: originated the role of Dot in The Shaggs at Playwrights Horizons (cast recording now available on iTunes). A Los Angeles native, Jamey has collaborated with musical director David O on many projects including Gappers of Frip (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Imagine (South Coast Rep) and Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands (Some abandoned warehouse in Culver City). Jamey lives in New York with her long time partner, Gary (sucker). Please visit www.jameyhood.com!
JUSTINE MAGNUSSON (Sue) is thrilled to be a part of the first staged production of Home Street Home at Z Space, having previously workshopped the show at the O’Neill Theatre Center in CT and at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC. National Tour: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind. New York: Searching for Romeo (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Songs for a New World (American Theatre of Actors), Clara’s Christmas Dreams (Theatre at Clement’s), Regional: The Wizard of Oz (Westchester Broadway Theatre). Film: Aberrant. Web Series: “The Fantastic Adventures of Foolish Gentlemen”. Co-Founder/Artistic Director of True North Theatre Lab. Acting teacher at The Arts Effect. BFA NYU Tisch. Member AEA. Thanks to Richard, Soma, Mike, Jeff, and David O. Love to my family of castmates, including my brother, Matt. Justine dedicates this performance to anyone who was “dealt a shitty hand, then mucked it and moved on.”
MATT MAGNUSSON (Nosmo). Theater credits include: LA: ROAR! (The Rockwell Stages), Floyd Collins (La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts), Waiting for Godot (Stella Adler Lab), Wolves (Celebration Theatre), Machu Pichu, Texas (Stella Adler Theatre), Spring Awakening (Over the Moon Productions). Regional: Ring of Fire (Mountain Playhouse, PA), Civil War (The Roxy Regional Theatre, TN), Cooking With the Calamari Sisters (Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, NY), Ring of Fire (Fireside Theatre, WI). Tours: George Street Playhouse 09/10 Educational Tour, Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. Educational Tour. Film: American Girl (Karma Kookie Productions). Matt just completed filming, Masquerade, written and directed by Andrew Hawkins. Matt would like to thank Milton Justice and the rest of the Stella Adler Academy for all their support and guidance.
ZACH MARTENS (Niko) is thrilled to be hitting the streets once again with HOME STREET HOME! Off-Broadway/Regional: Sleep No More, The Nightingale (La Jolla), Car Plays (La Jolla), The Full Monty (MSW). Film/TV: “Bullshit,” “The Daily Show,” and upcoming on LogoTV’s “Hunting Season.” Thanks and love to my family, friends, and IJ. MFA, UCSD.
RYAN O’CONNOR (Big John) is thrilled to participate in the first production of Home Street Home after helping to create the role of Big John in several readings and workshops, as well as appearing on the concept album. Ryan is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey out of 19,000 applicants to participate on “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” where he was a finalist. Film/TV: “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “How I Met Your Mother,” School of Rock, “Birthday Cake,” “Reaper,” “American Dad,” “What About Brian.” LA/Regional Theatre: Home Street Home, The Full Monty, Chicken, As You Like It, Into the Woods, Doctor Anonymous, The Real Housekeepers of Beverly Hills. Off-Broadway/ National Tour: Ryan O’Connor Eats His Feelings; a one-man musical. Host of Musical Mondays Los Angeles & the popular iTunes podcast, “LadyWatch with Ryan & Jason.” Ryan dedicates this show to his punk-loving husband, Graham, and sincerely hopes it doesn’t kill his Mother. @RyanOConnor
LAUREN PATTEN (Trashley). Theatre: Spring Awakening (Deaf West Theatre); Love, Loss, & What I Wore, Our Town (Santa Barbara Indy Award), Doubt, Fiddler on the Roof, Bus Stop (Ovation Award nomination) and The Diary of Anne Frank (Rubicon Theatre Company); Wait Until Dark (Geffen Playhouse); The Burnt Part Boys (Third Street Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); The Hundred Dresses (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Ten Cent Night (Chicago Dramatists); and Training Wisteria (Summer Play Festival NYC). Lauren made her directing debut at Geffen Playhouse, assistant directing productions of Wait Until Dark and The Gift. Film/TV: “Switched at Birth,” “Arrested Development,” “Awkward,” “Still Not Famous,” “End of Magic.” Lauren trained at the Stella Adler Studio through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Much love and thanks to this chosen family!
KRISTIN PIACENTILE (Mom) is thrilled to reprise her role from the Eugene O’Neill Theatre workshop. Regional/New York Credits: Sweet Charity (Charity), Big River (Ensemble), The Wedding Singer (Holly), Fabulous! The Musical (Betty Bazookas), Lost in Love: The Air Supply Musical (starring opposite Constantine Maroulis and Andrea McArdle), West Side Story (Maria), Samantha and the Glass Ceiling (Samantha), and Footloose (Ariel). She is a graduate of NYU Tisch and a back up singer for the rock band SkyPony with Tony nominee Lauren Worsham. Thanks go to the Luedtke Agency, her family, Jeremy and the incredibly magnetizing team behind Home Street Home. #chosenfamily @KristinPiatch
FAT MIKE (Lyrics, Music, and Book) is a musician, songwriter, producer, record label president, political activist, and champion bowler! Best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and songwriter for long-running punk rock band NOFX, Fat Mike is also bassist and arranger for supergroup cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. NOFX formed in Los Angeles in 1983, signed to Epitaph Records in 1989 and went on to sell over 6 million records worldwide including two records that went gold in the US and Canada. In 2004, he founded Punkvoter.com in an effort to mobilize the punk community to vote, and in turn raised over a million dollars for the Kerry Campaign with the Rock Against Bush compilations. Fat Mike is also the co-owner of the Fat Wreck Chords record label in San Francisco, the restaurant Thistle Hill Tavern in Brooklyn, and the infamous Dungeon Snakeoil in Los Angeles.
JEFF MARX (Lyrics, Producer) co-created and co- wrote all the songs for the hit Broadway musical Avenue Q, which won 3 Tony® Awards in 2004 (Best Score, Best Book, and Best Musical) and is still running in NYC (now in its 13th year!) and around the world. He co-wrote songs for the Emmy-nominated musical episode of “Scrubs”, and the theme song for the TV series “Rick & Steve”. His song “You Have More Friends Than You Know” (co-written with Mervyn Warren) was featured on “Glee” last year. His journey with Avenue Q and the Tony Awards is captured in the documentary film Show Business: The Road to Broadway.
GODDESS SOMA (Lyrics, Book, and Costume Design) is a writer, director, professional Dominant, fetish movie star, BDSM educator and live performer. She recently became the Publisher and Editor of DDI Magazine, the 30 year running International FemDomme publication. Defining herself as a professional pervert, she has lectured widely on the psychology of domination/submission, gender roles and the origins of BDSM. Her work appears in books, magazines, the Internet and over 40 full-length fetish films. She’s been featured in Taboo Magazine, Inked Magazine and Playboy TV. In 2013, she added to her accomplishments, by winning three AVN Awards, including Best BDSM Feature, and the Canadian Feminist Porn Award for her independent silent comedy fetish feature, Rubber Bordello as writer/director/actor. Her best selling writer parents were also Christian missionaries, whose main focus in the 80’s was smuggling Christian films and literature into East Block countries. Soma spent her late teenage years living on the street, hitchhiking around the country and dumpster fine dining. She is the loving matriarch of a blended family consisting of her partner Fat Mike, 15 year old daughter, 10 year old step daughter, and 23 year old transgender submissive named Boi.
RICHARD ISRAEL (Director). Recent directing credits include Floyd Collins for La Mirada Theatre (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for Best Direction and Best Musical, LA Drama Critics Circle Nomination for Best Production), Kiss Me Kate for Cabrillo Music Theatre, 110 In The Shade for The Actors Co-Op (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Musical), Glorious for International City Theatre, and the multiple-Ovation nominated Having It All for the Laguna Playhouse. Prior to these productions, he directed Once Upon A Mattress for Cabrillo, Avenue Q for DOMA Theatre Company, Gypsy, Assassins and the west coast premiere of Anita Bryant Died For Your Sins, all for West Coast Ensemble Theatre. Other credits include Meet Me In St. Louis for Musical Theatre West, Bell, Book and Candle for The Colony Theatre and 1776, Big River and Merrily We Roll Along for the Actors Co-Op. He has directed several staged readings for the Musical Theatre Guild and for the ASCAP/Festival of New Musicals, including The Front, Violet, High Fidelity, Dani Girl and Rocket Science. Richard is recipient of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Career Achievement Award for Directing and is a proud member of SDC.
DAVID O (Music Supervision, Orchestrations & Arrangements) is a music theatre artist who specializes in contemporary music for the stage and concert hall. His compositions include the Ovation Award-winning score for “Ubu Roi” (A Noise Within, 2006) and the choral piece “A Map of Los Angeles” (LA Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall). Musical direction credits include the world premieres of 13 (Mark Taper Forum), Toy Story: the Musical (Disney Creative Entertainment), and Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands (Overtone Industries), as well as the West Coast premieres of (LaChiusa’s) The Wild Party, Little Fish, and See What I Wanna See (The Blank Theatre). Film compositions include the score for the documentary Bronies: the Completely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. David was the recipient of the 2013 LA Drama Critics Circle Joel Hirschhorn Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre.
CAITE HEVNER KEMP (Set Design). Upcoming: Waterfall, Pasadena Playhouse/5th Avenue Theatre. Off-Broadway (selected): Tail! Spin!, Culture Project; My Mother Has 4 Noses, the Duke on 42nd Street; Honky, Urban Stages; Triassic Parq, Soho Playhouse; Jukebox Jackie, La Mama; Son of a Gun, Theater Row. New York (selected): Parade, Avery Fisher Hall; Game Play, Ars Nova; Tales from My Parents’ Divorce, The Civilians; La Scala di Seta and Il Cambiale di Matrimonio, The Juilliard School; The Recommendation, The Flea Theater; resident artist at Studio 42. Regional (selected): Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Round House Theater, Marin Theatre Company, Playmakers Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Northern Stage, ArtsEmerson, Chautauqua Theater Company. Graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts (MFA), and the Yale School of Drama. Member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. www.caitekemp.com
TOM ONTIVEROS (Lighting Design) designs with light and projection for live performance. Credits include: Jail Guitar Doors Benefit Concert w/ Wayne Kramer (John Anson Ford Amphitheatre), ¡Figaro!(90210) (LA Opera), Completeness (VS. Theater Co. Nominated for Best Lighting Design, Los Angeles Ticketholders), Patience, Fortitude & other Antidepressants (INTAR, NYC & LATC), The Exonerated (NYC premiere), The Tune In Festival (Park Avenue Armory), Schick Machine (Hong Kong Cultural Centre), Garden of Deadly Sound (Hungarian National Theatre Festival), Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Cond. Marin Alsop), Full Circle, with Allyson Green Dance (Danspace, NYC), Slide (Ojai Music Festival), Enemy Slayer (Phoenix Symphony), The Long Road Home, Fast Company, Motherfucker with the Hat (South Coast Rep), Summertime, Wintertime, and First Love (The Magic Theatre), Most Wanted (La Jolla Playhouse), Seed, Café Vida, Making Paradise (Cornerstone). Tom is an Assistant Professor of Lighting Design at the University of Southern California. http://cargocollective.com/tomontiveros
DAVID CRAWFORD (Sound Design) just recently moved to New York from Los Angeles, which is where he met Richard, Jeff, and Danielle while working on a revival of Avenue Q at DOMA Theater Company. Last fall he was the production sound mixer of Revolution in the Elbow at the Minetta Lane Theater and will be mixing Lonesome Traveler at 59E59 Street this spring. David recently designed Elf the musical for Pioneer Theater Company and he has also served as the Production Mixer for Reprise! Theatre Company, Lythgoe Family Productions, and Tyler Perry Productions. David is a 2014 NAACP Award recipient. www.dcasound.com #chosenfamily
CINDI RUSH CASTING (Casting). NY: Disenchanted, Drop Dead Perfect, Under My Skin, Silence!, Rooms, Jacques Brel, Urinetown. Many Regional Theaters including Triad Stage, Hudson Stage, Penguin Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Charleston Stage Co. Film: The Grief of Others (SXSW 2015), Runoff (L.A Film Fest 2014), The Woman (Sundance 2012), Ghoul, Theresa is a Mother, Jugface (Slamdance 2013), In The Family (Independent Spirit 2012) Consultant for NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (1999-Present).
DANIELLE DEMASTERS (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to again be part of the Home Street Home family. Some of her favorite credits include Dog Sees God at the Secret Rose Theatre, Romeo and Juliet for the Henderson Nevada Shakespeare Festival, and Avenue Q for DOMA Theatre Company. She would like to thank her family, chosen and otherwise, for their love and support.
ANDREW HAWKINS (Assistant Director/Associate Producer) studied theater at George Mason University, LAMDA and the Dramatist Guild/Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. Since college, he has worked at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, West End Films, Twentieth Century Fox, and the Cannes Film Festival. His first short film, Masquerade, A Story of the Old South, is currently in post-production.
SCOTT DELACRUZ (Assistant Stage Manager). Off Broadway credits include: Bare the Musical, Jump, Rooms: a Rock Romance, The Tempermentals, Naked Boys Singing!, Musical of Musicals, Potted Potter, Icons, Bash’d, Mulan: Musical Percussion Performance, The Banana Monologues, Newsical, None of the Above, Enter Laughing, Thrill Me, Captain Louie, Falling for Eve, Yank, Broadway Diva Christmas, Motherload (NY & National Tour). He is a producing partner with All The Way Around. Currently in progress: feature length documentary Mount Lawrence, the short documentary Changeover, the new musical comedy Country Gravy & Other Obsessions and the feature film, In The Rubber Room.
KEITH SHERMAN (Producer) enjoys a thriving communications career that began in the theatre and grew to include film, television, music, media, lifestyles and corporate work through his company, Keith Sherman & Associates Public Relations. Keith has represented more than 300 Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions and was the public relations executive of the Tony Awards for 18 years. He produced JAP Chronicles Off Broadway. Keith is thrilled to be part of HSH’s chosen family.
CASSANDRA DOVED SIMON (Producer) has been involved in a diverse set of projects from the film Interior. Leather Bar. to Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway to Soundstage with Lady Rizo. Prior to her artistic adventures, Ms. Simon developed several businesses focusing on customer service and technology. She is currently working on a personal show titled “Why You Should Become a Fag Hag Before You Hit Menopause.”
JEFFREY BISCHOFF (Executive Producer) has been committed to excellence in the hospitality and entertainment industries for three decades. He changed the ethos of entertainment industry merchandising by co-founding Cinder Block and growing it to the largest independent worldwide merchandiser. Cinder Block held contracts with some of the top names in music, comedy and film. In the music business Jeffery became known for his transparency and fairness with artists and all participants in deal-making. Jeffery and his partners have also disrupted the dining industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, launching a new punk rock-diner concept known as Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe, which has thrived and expanded. Jeffery’s skill with business growth and profitability earned him a role as interim General Manager at the San Francisco private club The Battery. Returning to his punk rock roots, Jeffery has recently worked as the personal manager to Fat Mike. From his earliest days as a professional chef and a musician recording four studio albums and touring worldwide, Jeffery has always retained his independent spirit, and his conviction that “business as usual” often shouldn’t be.
MARTIAN ENTERTAINMENT (General Manager) is a Tony Award-winning firm owned by Carl D. White and Gregory Rae. Credits include: The Normal Heart (Tony Award), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award), Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Clybourne Park (Tony Award), BARE the musical, [title of show], Potted Potter, Naked Boys Singing!, Altar Boys, Immediate Family, FOUND, and many others. MartianEntertainment.com