Old Globe debut. Regional theatre: Walnut Street Theatre, Prince Music Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre. Conrad just played Ninoy Aquino in a 2 month collaboration with David Byrne and Alex Timbers in the creation of the new show “Here Lies Love”. He will continue this work next February in the full scale production at The Public Theatre in NYC. Film: Talladega Nights with Will Ferrell. http://www.conradricamora.com
FRANKIE SUZUKI is a law student turned activist, interned at Heart Mountain. At camp he meets Kei and the Kimura family. Frankie’s desire to protect Kei clashes quickly with his need to speak out against the injustice of their incarceration, and in particular the irony of the draft, where young Japanese American men are sent to fight while their families remain behind bars. His activism puts him squarely against Masaoka and his protégé Sammy, causing a rift between the Kimura siblings that could last a lifetime.
GENO CARR is thrilled to be a part of Allegiance and return to the Old Globe after playing Papa Who in last year’s Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In San Diego, he has been seen in The Servant of Two Masters (Craig Noel Award Nominee), The Music Man and miXtape with Lamb’s Players Theatre; Parade, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd with Cygnet Theatre; I Love You Because and A Christmas Carol (08’/’09) with North Coast Repertory Theatre and A Waltz Dream with Lyric Opera San Diego.
Jennifer earned a BFA in musical theatre from California State University, Fullerton. Upon graduation, she was immediately cast as the lead role of Kim on the US Tour of Miss Saigon. She was then invited by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to join the UK Tour of Miss Saigon, where again, she played the role of Kim. The UK became her home for the next 3 and half years where she worked as a singer, actress, and voice over artist. Jennifer played the role of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Brighton. She also originated the role of Leanne in the Heather Bro
Brandon is thrilled to be making his debut at the Old Globe Theatre in Allegiance. San Diego regional work includes: Cygnet Theatre – Parade (Leo Frank), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour); Moonlight Stage – Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest); North Coast Repertory Theatre – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino), I Love You Because. Directing credits include Little Women: The Musical, Rumors, Les Miserables, and I Love You Because (assistant director). Brandon also conceived, compiled, and directed the San Diego State fairy-tale revues WISH: A Musical Revu
STUART AMBROSE is delighted to be a part of this incredible new musical. Theatre credits include: The national tour of Camelot, starring Michael York (Lionel/Lancelot); Reprise Theatre’s A Funny Thing… (Miles Gloriosus); Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Adam); The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre, starring Val Kilmer (Ensemble/Ramses); Pasadena Playhouse’s 110 In the Shade (Ensemble/Starbuck) and Annie Get Your Gun at Stages St.
CAITLYN CAUGHELL is thrilled to be joining the cast of Allegiance for this workshop! This is a story that needs to be told. Other New York credits include the workshops of Time After Time directed by Gabriel Barre, and After School Special at The York Theater. During her studies at NYU she played the title role in Violet, Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and participated in the early workshop of Next Thing You Know with music by Salzman and Cunningham.
MA-ANNE DIONISIO was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Flower Drum Song. She had the honor of opening the Canadian and Australian company of Miss Saigon, starring as Kim. She has also played Eponine in Les Mis all over the world, from Schenectady to South Africa. She’s thrilled to be working with Stafford Arima, a fellow Canadian.
Karl Josef Co is beyond thrilled to be a part of Allegiance’s World Premiere at the Old Globe, having made his professional theatre debut in last year’s workshop! Most recently seen as Thuy in Miss Saigon (Fulton Theatre), other credits include: Costs of Living (Stephen Schwartz/ASCAP Workshop co-starring w/Telly Leung), Suites by Sondheim Concert (Lincoln Center w/Lea Salonga, Paolo Montalban et al), King & I (North Shore w/Lorenzo Lamas). Praise be to God! Love you Mom, Dad, and Mico for your unending support!
Broadway: Pacific Overtures (Roundabout, Amon Miyamoto, dir.); Off-Broadway: Timon Of Athens (Barry Edelstein, dir.), original company of Sondheim/Weidman’s Road Show (John Doyle, dir.), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Park, Michael Greif, dir.) all at The Public Theater/NYSF; original cast of Durang/Melnik’s Adrift In Macao (Drama Desk nomination and Barrymore Award winner, Primary Stages & Philadelphia Theatre Co., Sheryl Kaller, dir./Christopher Gattelli, choreo.), and productions with NAATCO, T