CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

DANIELLE MOORE (DIRECTOR, CO-COMPOSER/LYRICIST) 

is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Communication and Creative Writing. After graduating early from the Annenberg School, Danie accepted an Office of the Provost’s Year of Innovation Grant to lead a student workshop of GATSBY: A New Musical. 

SAM WARRICK (CO-PRODUCER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR)

is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree Classics and a focus in archaeology. Sam has served in a variety of tech roles at Penn, including a 3-year tenure as the Vice President and Technical Director of Penn Singers Light Opera Company.

JACOB RYAN SMITH (CO-COMPOSER)

is a senior at the University of Michigan. He is the composer of The Outs and Ins, a Study in the Ineffable, Like Dying Things Do, and Mr. Sipple. He recently made his 54 Below debut in Stories of Me and You: The Music of Jacob Ryan Smith

MIKEY MILLER (CO-PRODUCER)

is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a New York-based actor, producer, and writer. He has most recently been seen in Geeks: The Musical at St. Luke's Theatre. 

ORIGINAL CAST - University of Pennsylvania Premiere

CONNOR BENSON (NICK CARRAWAY; HAIR/MAKEUP DESIGNER)

is a sophomore in the College. Past roles include Moritz in Spring Awakening (Penn Players).

PETER BEIK (JAY GATSBY; ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR)

is a senior in the College majoring in Economics and minoring in History. Past musical theater roles include Anatole in Chess, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (Penn Singers Light Opera Company) and Bobby in Company (Front Row Theatre Company).

RICHELLE BURKE (DAISY BUCHANAN)

is a senior in the College studying English. Past roles include Violet in Smokefall (Intuitons Experimental Theater Company), Felicia in Memphis, and Ti Moune in Once on This Island (African American Arts Alliance).

CLAUDIA CARDAMONE (JORDAN BAKER)

is a junior in the Nursing School. Past Penn productions include Chess, How to Succeed, and Ruddigore (Penn Singers Light Opera Company).

MALLORY NARGI (MYRTLE WILSON)

is a senior in the Nursing School. Past musical theater roles include Sharpay in High School Musical, Gertrude in Seussical (Stimulus Children’s Theater Company), and Amy in Company (Front Row Theatre Co.).

RYAN BERLIN (TOM BUCHANAN)

is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Theatre Arts and was also pre-med. Past roles include Moonface Martin in Anything Goes (Penn Singers Light Opera Company) and Ryan in High School Musical (Stimulus Children’s Theater).

MICHAEL SCHWOERER (GEORGE WILSON)

is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Biology and Chemistry. Recent roles include Bert Bratt in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Eli Whitney in Anything Goes (Penn Singers Light Opera Company).

KAI MOSKOVITCH (MEYER WOLFSHEIM)

is a senior at Penn studying English and Theatre Arts. Recent roles include Old Adam in Ruddigore (Penn Singers Light Opera Company).

BRIAN MENDOZA (BUTLER, KOWALSKI)

is a senior studying Classics. Recent roles include Chuck in She Kills Monsters (Front Row Theater Company) and Winston in 1984 (University of Pennsylvania Theatre Arts Department).

ALYSSA MULE (ADOLFA)

is a sophomore studying Comparative Literature. She is a member of the improv comedy group Without a Net and the all-female acapella group Penn Sirens. 

ALLISON DAY (LUCILLE MCKEE, IVANOV)

is a junior majoring in Environmental Science. Recent roles include Luke in Anything Goes (Penn Singers Light Opera Company) and Berthe in Pippin (Quadramics Theatre Co.) 

LEAH BAXTER (CATHERINE)

is a freshman in the college. Leah currently serves as the Co-Technical Director of Penn Singers Light Opera Company. 

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© 2019 Danielle Moore. Promotional photos by Yasmeen Kaboud. Production Photos by Omkar Katta.