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RAT PACK UNDEAD 2015 CAST 

BRAD LASSITER (Frank) A recent graduate of Manhattan School of Music's Master of Music program, he recently received high praise for his amazingly fast and clean rendition of "Modern Major General" in Gilbert & Sullivan, The Ballet! with Dances Patrelle. Bradley has shown his knack for performing for children in his many outreach performances such as the King/Father in The Opera Prince & the Singing Pauper with Manhattan School of Music's Discover Opera, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Father in Beauty & the Beast, and Marcello in La Boheme with Dicapo Opera for Kids. He has shown his ability to interpret many different styles of music and performing with his roles as Willy in This is the Rill Speaking with Chelsea Opera, Marcello in La Boheme with Opera Manhattan, John Brooke in the Europen Premiere of Little Women with the Intermezzo Foundation, The Mikado in The Mikado and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte with Opera in the Ozarks, Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi and now Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack Undead, ongoing conert tour based out of NYC. He has also played Kenickie in GREASE.

 

JOHNNY BLAZE LEAVITT (Dean)

An actor, playwright, producer and comedian, Johnny is happy to be back with The Pack, playing the amazing Dean Martin! Favorite roles include Tom in Hurt So Good (Point of You Productions), Terry Du Bois in A Midwinter's Tale (Point of You), and Feste the Clown in Twelth Night (American Theatre of Actors).

Recent TV/Film includes Hot Mess (Amy Kersten, Prod.) MYTH, A Short Film (Loosely Translated Prod.),

Remedy (The One That Got Away Prod.) and spotted performing stand-up comedy around NYC (including Caroline's on Broadway). SAG/AFTRA, EMC 

ERICK CARTER (Sammy)

Erick Carter is honored and humbled to once again step in the shoes of the inimitable Sammy Davis Jr. Erick was born and raised in Abilene, Texas and made his Times Square debut with The Rat Pack UnDead (Original Off-Broadway Workshop) last April. He graduated Abilene Christian University (BFA Theatre). Some of his favorite roles include Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls, Seaweed in Hairspray, and Benny in Rent. Erick would like to thank his family for their continued support, his incredibly talented fellow cast mates, and the producer, director and crew for "bringing to life" such a unique and hilarious show. Erick dedicates his performance to the memory of three legendary men and an incredible bond of friendship. "You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear." - Sammy Davis Jr.

CREATIVE TEAM

 

Cooper Jordan (Lead Producer/Conceiver, Co-Lyricist) has been thrilled to produce The Rat Pack Undead in Atlantic City and Times Square with a current residency at Times Scare at 42nd Street. The idea for this concert sprouted, 4/29/12, after the closing of his first Off-Bway producership ; "The Deathly Ones" at Times Scare. Cooper has a wide range of Actor/Producer credits between Boston and New York and is continuously excited for the future of this show! Biggest thanks to Jessie, Henry, Antione, Gene Fisch, Eddy & Anthony Edwards,  Marilyn, Grant (the best friend, writer/supporter anyone could ask for), and Owen for all their support. For more info: cooperjordanentertainment.com.

 

Grant Bowen (Co-Lyricist) is excited to take part in The Rat Pack Undead! Grant has been seen on the NY stage in Turtleback High (Secret Theater), GRIMM: A New Musical (New York International Fringe Festival 2012), alongside Rat Pack's producer, Cooper Jordan. Past credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Baby (Danny), Parade (Frankie Epps), Calamity Jane (Francis Fryer), Hazel Kirke (Barney). Grant has also served as a Production Assistant on the webseries Submissions Only and the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards.

 


Avital Asuleen (Choreographer) is a longtime Ratpack fan, and so excited to be working on The Rat Pack Undead! Favorite recent projects include assistant directing and choreographing "Nymph Errant" for Prospect Theater Company, Choreographing "Rags" for Beautiful Soup Theater Company, and observing choreographer Randy Skinner on "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at Encores!. She has presented concert dance at Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Green Space Studios, and in the Undertoe Dance Festival. Avital has also performed at Surflight Theater, La Comedia Theater, The Broward Stage Door, and at Reagle Music Theater. Avital is currently assistant directing "Teacher From The Black Lagoon" for Theatreworks USA, and creating "Ephemera"- a new site specific piece of dance theater. www.Asuleen.com

 

 

Jessie Fahay (Ensemble Developer) Actor, singer, producer, and published author & playwright who is out to make a difference with every production. Touring Theatre Credits include “The Diary of Anna Frank,” “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Extreme Truth.” Favorite New YorkTheatre credits include “Taming of the Shrew,” "Tea and Sympathy," “Master Builder, and “Uncommon Women.” She is the author of the book “What Method? The Different Ways an Actor Can Train," which can be found at amazon.com. She is also the proud founder of Ripple Effect Artists--a company dedicated to raising awareness for human rights and human rights initiatives one audience at a time. Producing credits include "Twelfth Night"“Tea andSympathy,” "Waiting for Lefty"“Taming of the Shrew,” and “Youth Self-Expressed.”  www.rippleeffectartists.com www.jessiefahay.com

 

 

 

Ryan McCurdy (Original Music Direction) Multi-instrumentalist Ryan McCurdy has been seen and heard on stages across the United States. He currently works in New York as a private music teacher, for the Broadway production of Once, and as the pianist/guitarist for rock vocalist Jana DeBusk. New York venue credits include B.B. King Blues Club, The Bitter End, & The Minskoff Theatre.  His first album of instrumentals and soundscapes, Dopp, is available on iTunes.

 

 

 

 

 

RAT PACK UNDEAD Original Off-Bway WORKSHOP CAST (April 2013)

Daniel Mitchell (Dean) A San Francisco native, Daniel is grateful to the artistic/production staff for the opportunity to perform the music he grew up with and loves.  New York credits include "4@15" (York Theatre Company), "L!F# Happens" (Off-8th Collective).  Regional: Texas Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Playhouse, San Jose City Lights.  Graduate of University of California at Irvine, and Foothill Theatre Conservatory.  Thanks to his family for their continued love and support. 

 www.DanielMitchell-Actor.com

Jonathan Green (Frank) is an Actor & Writer who hails from Corbin, Kentucky. He studied the performing arts at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy and The Actors Studio in NYC. Stage credits include Henry IV Part I, Troilus and Cresida, Measure for Measure. Film Credits include 23 Blast, Shame the Devil, and The Trouble with Phil. He continuously thanks God and his family for their strength and support.

ERICK CARTER (Sammy)

Erick Carter is honored and humbled to step in the shoes of the inimitable Sammy Davis Jr. Erick was born and raised in Abilene, Texas and made his Times Square debut with The Rat Pack UnDead last April. He graduated Abilene Christian University (BFA Theatre). Some of his favorite roles include Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls, Seaweed in Hairspray, and Benny in Rent. Erick would like to thank his family for their continued support, his incredibly talented fellow cast mates, and the producer, director and crew for "bringing to life" such a unique and hilarious show. Erick dedicates his performance to the memory of three legendary men and an incredible bond of friendship. "You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear." - Sammy Davis Jr.

John Ball (U/s Frank & Dean) John recently graduated from Hofstra University with a BFA in performance. He is thrilled to be a part of Rat Pack Undead and would like to thank Cooper and Ryan for the opportunity to work with such talented and hardworking individuals, as those who have worked on and are in this show. He thanks you for your patronage and hopes you enjoy the performance.

Alex Birnie (Buble) New York, leading roles: Rope (Random Access Theatre), American English (17 Frost Theater), Jars (The Secret Theatre), Smart Alex (Sparrowtree Theatre), I Loved Sam Stone (The Tank NYC). Reading of Cruel Shoes at 2012 NYMF. Regional: The All-Night Strut, Love Letters Made Easy (Lost Nation Theater). Other credits: Featured Soloist in 2008 Sondheim & Rich Interview Tour, Vieux Carré, Reefer Madness, Sunday in the Park with George. As a music artist throughout New York City: Highline Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall. Graduate of Oberlin College & Conservatory. Former principal soloist and first international member of Vienna Boys Choir. www.alexbirnie.com

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