AMBAR ARANAGA (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining the company of Gilgamesh: A Musical Epic. Previous credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona (C.A.G.E. Theatre at the Fringe Festival); Phoenix Rising! (Living Lotus Theatre) and the world premiere of Fools' Paradise (Jonathan Cerullo, dir.) A proud AMDA alum, Ambar will graduate from the New School's Musical Theatre program later this year. Ambar would like to thank Ian Wehrle, Peter Petrovsek, the amazing cast, and especially CL and RP for their continued friendship and support. Ambar is fully bilingual in English/Spanish and is available for all your voice-over needs. @AmbarFunny or ambararanaga.wix.com/TheThickPlotens.
*Denotes member of Actor's Equity
JILLIAN SCHIRALLI (Ensemble) (SAG/AFTRA) is thrilled to be a part of Gilgamesh: A musical Epic! National Tours: Cats (Jennyanydots). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Alice). New York: Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), Bad Seed (Rhoda). Thanks and love to her family, friends, and biggest fan. Youtube.com/jillianschiralli
CHRISTOPHER MORRISS (Trapper, Ensemble) is an actor for stage and film, as well as a singer, musician, and voice over artist. Chris’ favorite roles include Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire), Faustus (Marlowe’s Faustus), Aldolpho (The Drowsy Chaperone), and Henry (Next to Normal). You can next see Chris in This is Not a Theatre Company's Readymade Cabaret at Judson Church this April. Chris is a proud alumnus of the National Theatre Institute. chrismorriss.com
MARY LINEHAN* (Ensemble) is more than excited to be taking this trip to ancient Mesopotamia! Recent credits include Crissy in Hair (Secret Theatre, NYC), Fabia in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, NYC), and Caralee Crandall in Od (Columbia Stages). Love to her parents, Talent Express, and Emerging Talent! marylinehan.com
JUSTY KOSEK (Ensemble) was born and raised in New York City. An actor, singer, playwright and audiobook narrator, he received degrees in Theater Arts and Creative Writing from Brandeis University in 2014. Recent credits include New York: Friar Lawrence (Romeo and Juliet) and Hermia/Lysander (A Midsummer Night's Dream) at the Gene Frankel Theater, Henry Higgins (Pygmalion) At the 133rd street Theater. Regional: The Fox (Pinocchio) at the Neil Elinoff Theater in Stockbridge, MA. International: Apollo (The Eumenides) At the Oval House theater in London. Justy's first play, All You Need, debuted at the Laurie Theater in Waltham, MA, in 2014.
ELENA GLASS* (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of New York University. She has performed in Theatreworks, USA’s touring production of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…, and recently was seen in the Broadway Songbook Series: Comden and Green at the Ordway Theater in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, please visit www.elenaglass.com.
VIET VO* (Ensemble) Originally from Hawaii, Viet is very honored and thankful to be working with Peter, Ian, and Jenny as well as Columbia University on such an "EPIC" project. Theatre - Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Agent 1), Fishing for Wives (Nishi), Carousel (Jigger Craigin; NAAP), Miss Saigon (Bar Owner/U/S Engineer). TV/Film/Media - LOST/ABC, Conan O'brien/NBC, Kim Jung Un/Barely Political (Youtube). Much Mahalo and aloha to the cast and crew. Mom, Dad, Love you. Lina-You're always with me.
ZACH SOLOMON (Ensemble) is very excited to be joining the cast of Gilgamesh! He's a recent grad of NYU Tisch and the Stella Adler Studio. Some of his favorite roles include Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Stella Adler Studio) and Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Stella Adler Studio), as well as the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Spring 4th Center). Thanks to his friends, boyfriend and parents for their love and support!
CARSON GRANT* (Narrator/Uta-napishti) (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, GIAA) actor and singer, received NY Times recognition for his role as Agamemnon in Nathan Currier’s composition, Tomorrow, Agamemnon, The Day before November 21, 1963 performed at Symphony Space, NYC in honor of President John F. Kennedy’s 50th anniversary. Mr. Grant is a well established character actor in more than 300 indie films and television productions, including Woody Allen’s Anything Else, The Chris Rock Show: Comedy Central, Broad City, SVU: Law & Order, with full list on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0335300/
TARYN TONELLI* (Ishtar) is psyched to be part of this rocking new project! New York: Ghostlight (Ensemble, u/s Olive). Regional: Into the Woods (Cinderella), Singin' in the Rain (Lina), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Legally Blonde (Brooke). Television: "Blue Bloods". BFA Elon MT. Thanks to friends and family!
KHADIJA 'KAT' SALLET (Shamhat) is a Queens College BFA Graduate and an AMAS Musical Theatre Company alumna participating in Street Dreams and No No Nannette. She has appeared in Children of God, an original musical written by CB Murray and directed by Ben Harney from the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls.
BEN MULGREW (Enkidu) is thrilled to be rocking out his animal side in his New York debut. Recent credits include The Sorcerer (Theatre at Monmouth), Mercury is Perpetually… (Williamstown Theatre Festival), A Scavenge (Williamstown Theatre Festival), BFA in Music Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University, Thanks to family and friends! www.benmulgrew.com
MATTHEW DUNIVAN* (Gilgamesh) is honored to be a part of Gilgamesh. Off Broadway: The Tempest (CSC Young Company), Soul Doctor (Actor's Temple Theater). Regional: Proof (Theater with a View), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Shanghai International Theater Festival). Matthew received his MFA from Columbia University. Thanks to Peter and the incredible team. www.matthewdunivan.com