Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox made her Broadway debut in the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical Aida. She starred on Broadway in 2013 as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde, and as legendary Josephine Baker in Josephine at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Spring 2016. Cox began her recording career as a background singer with Celine Dion, before securing her first recording contract with Clive Davis at Arista Records. Her platinum selling debut album Deborah Cox earned her an American Music Award nomination. From her second CD, One Wish, came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” which held the record for the longest running #1 R&B Single for 14 consecutive weeks and earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination, a Soul Train Award, A Lady Of Soul Award, Best Female vocalist Juno nomination and a Billboard Music Award Nomination for R&B Single Of The Year. The Canadian born star has an impressive list of #1 Billboard hit records, including thirteen #1 songs on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. In 2000, Cox collaborated with Whitney Houston to record the duet “Same Script Different Cast” for Houston’s Greatest Hits CD. Cox has been recognized for her longstanding commitment to the LGBTQ community (2007 NY State Senate Civil Rights Award, 2014 CA State Senate Award, 2015 Out Music Pillar Award, 2015 Harvey Milk Foundation’s Diversity Honoree, 2016 Liberty Bell and Proclamation for Philadelphia LGBTQ Pride Day).
is thrilled to join the cast of The Bodyguard. Theatre credits: Burn The Floor Broadway, Dirty Dancing National Tour (Dance Captain, Swing, U/S Johnny Castle), Forever Tango (Guest Star), Sway (Principal), In Your Arms (Principal). TV: “Dancing With The Stars” (Professional). Thanks to family, friends and CESD. @HenryByalikov (Instagram/Twitter) @OfficialHenryByalikov (Facebook) www.Henry-Byalikov.com
Training: Urdang Academy in London. Danced with Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, M.O., Pharrell. TV: “The X Factor,” Victoria’s Secret “Lip Sync Battle,” “Let’s Dance for Comic Relief,” featured male in Breach Jack music video. West End: The Bodyguard, Thriller Live. Choreographed for Lady Leshurr at MOBOS 2016 and 2017 tour. Currently working with Nadia Rose and K Stewart U.K. on future projects. Alex is excited to be a part of The Bodyguard US Tour.
is thrilled to join this amazing cast of The Bodyguard! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Megan is a Point Park University graduate. Favorite credits include Vegas! The Show, Holland America Line and the film Love and Other Drugs. Love to my family and friends, especially you Mom.
Credits include performing with Earth, Wind & Fire, Latin Grammys with Jaunes & Logic, movies as a featured performer in High School Musical 3 and American Mall. She resides in Las Vegas and has performed in Zombie Burlesque, The Beatles Love, ShowStoppers, and Mystère.
Elyssa Jo Brown
is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Bodyguard! Elyssa recently performed in The New York City Opera's production of Candide at The Jazz at Lincoln Center. Other credits include: Radio City Spring Spectacular, La Campana Sommersa, Macy's Fall Fashion Show, and the upcoming film, Love Is A Broadway Hit.
was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Northern Virginia in a little stone house in the woods built by George Washington before he was President. Mills grew up hunting and fishing, and up through high school enjoyed a small town life. After high school, Judson went on to major in Theatre at Barry University in Miami. From there, it was off to NY where Mills attended the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After school, he booked his first audition and spent 3 years on the soap opera “As The World Turns.” Mills has since done over 35 guest starring roles on television including “Law and Order,” “The X Files,” “Dexter,” “The Mentalist,” ABC’s new “Notorious” and can be seen on HBO’s new hit series from JJ Abrams, “Westworld.” Judson was also a series regular alongside Chuck Norris on the popular action show “Walker, Texas Ranger” from CBS. He went on to star with Mr. Norris in “The Presidents Man: A Line in the Sand” for CBS. Mills has appeared in 20 feature films including Major League 3: Back to the Minors, Mighty Joe Young, Chill Factor and the Academy Award nominated Gods and Monsters. Mills is thrilled to be back on stage and is honored to be working with Deborah Cox and the amazing cast of The Bodyguard. @JudsonMills
Attends 5th Grade.P.S.40 NYC, School of American Ballet, Peridance Capezio Center and American Tap Foundation. Previously: “Person of Interest” (TV), Babes in Arms (Musicals Tonight), print, internet and TV commercials, Kinky Boots National Tour. Sebastian studies violin, clarinet, hip-hop and Tap. Special thanks to Calia and Aunt Jessie.
is very excited to be in this production of The Bodyguard. He thanks all involved, especially Alexander Dinelaris. Alex has been seen in Dinner Rush, Hannibal, “Sex and the City,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Gotham,” where he has a recurring role as Gabe, The Penguins Henchman. Alex thanks everyone for their support, especially his wonderful wife Lisa.
Mark McCullough Thomas
(Ray Court, U/S Frank Farmer)
New York Theatre: Consent, Godforsaken, Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jamie…Another Side of Dean.TV: “One Life To Live,” “Guiding Light.” Film: Can Hitler Happen Here?, Orbiting Without Sugar, Midnight Showing, The Model. Mark is a member of Lyle Kessler’s master class, The Beverly Hills Playhouse, a finalist of the Actors Studio, and a graduate from the New School for Drama. He would like to send a special thanks to his management team, The Katz Company; as well as Robert Attermann.
(Ensemble, U/S Bill Devaney, Tony Scibelli)
Born and raised in Los Angeles CA, Devinn started dancing at the age of 7. Credits include: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Oxygen TV, El Capitan Theatre, Tokyo Disney, top Asia recording artist Jolin Tsai (Tour), Rap recording artist Mariahlynn. Signed with Movement Talent Agency.
(Ensemble, U/S Stalker)
From Saskatchewan, Canada. SYTYCD, Cirque Du Soleil’s Love (contemporary soloist and primary dancer), Toruk (Avatar). Film/ TV: Disney Channel’s The Descendants, Alvin & The Chipmunks the Squeakquel, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cinderella Story 2, Dr. Dolittle 3, Disney’s Jungle Book. Commercials: Apple, Chipotle, VH1, Hard Rock Cafe. Performed with Bruno Mars, Paula Abdul, Zooey Deschanel, Meghan Trainor.
(Assassin, Rory, Ensemble, U/S Tony Scibelli, Ray Court)
Broadway: Aida, Tarzan and Wonderland. National tours: Aida (1st national tour).Has been blessed to have appeared in multiple films, TV shows, national commercials, and theater productions. Most recently Steve Wynn’s “Showstoppers” in Las Vegas.
Ralph Stan Lee
(Production Stage Manager)
is pleased to join The Bodyguard. Some of his favorite credits are: National tours of Motown the musical, Dreamgirls; Hello, Dolly!; Cinderella; A Christmas Story; and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Regional: Whorl Inside a Loop (Second Stage), Porgy & Bess (Spoletto) and A Christmas Carol (N.C. Shakes). Ralph is a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T.
has performed on stages across the globe. From St. Petersburg, Russia to Carnegie Hall. Broadway: Grease as Teen Angel and The Color Purple as Mister, Old Mister, Pa. Tours: The Lion King as Mufasa & Scar. Internationally he’s toured with Riverdance The Show - Baritone Soloist, backup for Kubota Toshinobu Japanese Tour. Charles is thrilled to be joining The Bodyguard family and happy to be where he’s truly happiest, on stage. Latest release, Love is Love, available on iTunes.
appeared on Broadway as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys, a role he played for more than 2,000 performances on both the national and international tours. Broadway: A Class Act. Off-Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, Widowers’ Houses, Rothschild and Sons. Tours: Into the Woods, Joseph, Fiddler on the Roof, Forbidden Broadway. Regional: Pete ’n’ Keely, Vanya and Sonia, Call Me Madam (at Paper Mill with Leslie Uggams), Tammy Faye’s Final Audition, Dirty Blonde, Yiddle with a Fiddle (Boston Herald Award). TV/Film: After Ella, “Writer’s Block,” “Another World,” “Sex and the City.” Jonathan holds degrees from UNSCA (Acting) and Brooklyn College (Directing).
Kevelin B. Jones III
The Flint, Michigan native began his journey after being awarded “Best Overall Child Singer” at the 2016 AMTC Shine Conference. He’s performed for the Idlewild Music Festival, celebrity basketball game and local youth theatre. This dedicated young man is grateful to God and ready to perform.
(The Stalker, U/S Frank Farmer, Sy Spector)
is delighted to be making his National Tour debut! Favorite credits include: The Full Monty (The Palace Theatre), The Receptionist (Interplayers), and Twelfth Night (The Oregon Shakespeare Festival).He would like to thank the incredible team at The Bloc NYC, as well as his family and friends for their continued support. Follow him @captaincostarica.
(Nicki Marron, U/S Rachel Marron)
graduated from Abilene Christian University where she received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater. She is most recognized for her media campaign with Clinique Cosmetics, as well as the National/ International tours Memphis (Felicia), Dreamgirls (Deena). Regional Credits: Dreamgirls (Michelle), Drowsy Chaperone (Trix), Once On This Island (Erzulie). To my beautiful family I love you all. Check Jasmin out at www.JasminRichardson.com! @Jazzysweethang
Born in London! Film: Disney's Cinderella (2015). Commercial: Grey Goose Vodka. Off-Broadway: Standard Time. West End: Memphis, The Lion King, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever, Oliver! Tours: Mary Poppins, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Regional: Nutcracker (Flat Rock Playhouse); Hairspray (Paper Mill).
Born and raised in San Francisco, Brendon began his dance training at age 10. After receiving his BA in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, he set off to perform on cruise ships around the world until moving to NYC.
National Tours: Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Shrek and Anything Goes. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center, Olney Theatre Center, Gateway Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse. Represented by MSA! @WillieDeee
Megan Elyse Fulmer
(Dance Captain, College Girl, Ensemble)
is thrilled to be a part of The Bodyguard! National Tours: Ensemble, Straight Outta Oz; Female Swing, Shrek: the Musical. Regional: Tricia, A Chorus Line (Riverside Theatre); Delores/ Molly, The Full Monty (Fulton Theatre/MSMT). B.F.A Montclair State. Thank you God and family! www.meganelysefulmer.com
From Caracas Venezuela. She is thrilled to be part of this beautiful cast. Starting her training in her country and continuing her dance career in LA and NY. TV credits include “Americas Got Talent,” “The Best Time Ever” (NBC). Theater credits include Carmen An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical. Special thanks to my family, mentors and the Universe. @alekitty
(Backup Vocalist, College Girl, Ensemble, U/S Rachel Marron, Nicki Marron)
Broadway: Legally Blonde (Pilar), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Happy Days (Joyce), Hair. Nat'l Tours: Flashdance (Kiki), Madea's Big Happy Family (Rose). Film: Joyful Noise (Devonne), Madea’s Big Happy Family, Ghost Town, Rachel Getting Married, Camp. TV: “Law & Order: SVU” (guest star), “Racing For Time” (Tonya), “Third Watch” (Tania Monroe), “All Falls Down” (Nycole). NYU: B.F.A. Thanks and love to GOD, Mom, Dad, Eron, fam & friends!
(Fight Captain, Swing)
was born and raised in Queens, New York. He danced with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and toured nationally and internationally with the company. First national tour of Dirty Dancing. He's honored to join the cast of The Bodyguard. All my love to my family and friends.
(Klingman, Douglas, DJ, Jimmy, Stage Manager, Oscar Host, Ensemble, U/S Bill Devaney, The Stalker, Sy Spector, Ray Court)
most recently played Ever in Dancing Lessons at Penguin Rep. Member of Noises Off on Broadway and The Foreigner Off-Broadway. Regional credits include Hannay in The 39 Steps, 17 characters in Around the World in 80 Days, and the HBO Comedy Festival. NYU Graduate Acting alumnus.
Maria Cristina Slye
National Tours: Ghost the Musical, Elf the Musical. Regional: Seven Brides…Seven Brothers (Dorcas, Ogunquit Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Diana Morales, John W Engeman Theatre), West Side Story (Rosalia/Maria u/s, John W Engeman Theatre), In the Heights (Carla, Hangar Theatre), CATS (Rumpleteaser, Cortland Repertory Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Ariel, Riverside Dinner Theatre). Honor to God and thanks to the most supportive family imaginable! www.mariacslye.com
After training at Tampa Ballet Center, she earned her BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Favorite credits include: Dirty Dancing National Tour (Dance Captain/Swing), The Portal Off-Broadway, Inaugural Royal Princess, Andrea Bocelli, and SNL. Nicole sends all her love to Mom, Dad, and Chris!
is delighted to be part of The Bodyguard! Lauren is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Recent credits include Saturday Night Fever National Tour and West Side Story at The Muny. Lauren would like to thank God, family and friends. Let’s Dance!
Naomi C. Walley
(College Girl, Ensemble, U/S Rachel Marron, Nicki Marron)
NYU Tisch School of the Arts grad. Notable credits: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with Selena Gomez, Daddy Yankee North American Tour 2015, Netflix’s “The Get Down,” and numerous web and theatrical productions. Follow @naomicwalley
(Production Stage Manager)
National tours: The Bridges of Madison County, We Will Rock You, Billy Elliot, Contact and Rent. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q. Regional Credits include: The Iceman Cometh at BAM with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, Les Misérables and Shida. She earned her MFA in Stage Management from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Richard A. Leigh
Nat’l Tours: Jersey Boys, Hair, Bring It On the Musical, Ghost the Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, My Fair Lady and Hello Dolly! with Sally Struthers. Also,Elton John’s Aida (Taiwan) and Guys & Dolls – Nat’l Tour (Asst. Director). Much love to my parents, my family, and to Peter.
STACY N. TAYLOR
is honored to be working on The Bodyguard. Previous credits include: Blue Man Group – Orlando; Walt Disney World; National Tours - Spring Awakening, South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie. Proud graduate of the stage management program at CCM.
(Assistant Stage Manager)
NYC/Tours: Hamilton, Wicked, BAM, Bang on a Can, Park Avenue Armory. Regional: Weston Playhouse, The Glimmerglass Festival, Orpheum Memphis. Events featuring talent from Renée Fleming to Cirque du Soleil. BFA University of Memphis. Proud member AEA. www.travisblackwellsm.com