Starting out as a songwriter spending years playing for rent in the NYC subways. Sam has gone from busker to mechanic to Vegas pianist to motorcycle salesman and everything in between. After only joining the theatre world a few short years ago, he is thrilled to be involved in this beautiful and creative world of The Demise for this incredible year at NYMF. Previous credits include: Rock Of Ages(Drew), Once National Tour (Guy), Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis).
Kirsten deLohr Helland (The Guide)
Kirsten makes her NYC debut with The Demise. Favorite regional credits include Seattle Repertory Theatre: Siren (Lizard Boy - World Premiere). The 5th Avenue Theatre: Maria (The Sound of Music), Rizzo (Grease), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Jovie (Elf), Penny Pingleton (Hairspray in Concert). Diversionary Theatre: Siren (Lizard Boy). Village Theatre: Eponine (Les Miserables), Amy (Trails), Lachesis (String). Film: Danielle in Laggies. IG:@kiki_dela
Brian Flores (Jesús)
National Tours: Pippin (Pippin, dir. Diane Paulus). Off-Broadway/Regional: Othello (New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Sam Gold), Hadestown(New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Rachel Chavkin) The New Yorkers (Encores! City Center, Dir. John Rando) The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater, dir. John Dias). Readings/Workshops: The Sting (dir. John Rando), Prince of Egypt (dir. Scott Schwartz), Secondhand Lions (dir. Scott Schwartz) Pedro Pan (dir. Rachel M Stevens). Education: BFA Musical Theatre, University of Michigan, RADA.
Hannah Rose DeFlumeri (DeeDee)
Hannah is stoked to be a part of this show. Most recently seen in Prospect Theater’s Lab ‘World Views’ and in NYTB’s reading of 'The Belle Of Tombstone’ (Young Josie). Other favorite credits; 'Bullets over Broadway’ 1st National (Ellen), and the North American Tour of 'Legally Blonde’ (Vivienne). She is represented by Whole Artist Management and Clear Talent. Love and light to her family and Nicasio for being a forever scene partner. Hannahrosedeflumeri.com
Jackie Sanders (Karen)
Recent: “The Blacklist” (NBC); The Taming of the Shrew(Shakespeare in the Park/The Public, Dir. Phyllida Lloyd); Remember Me (NY Int’l Fringe Fest); Off-Broadway: Kicking A Dead Horse (The Public, Dir. Sam Shepard), Measure for Measure (Mobile Shakespeare Unit/The Public), Cowgirls (Original Cast), Swingtime Canteen (Original Cast). Tours: A Chorus Line, 42nd Street. Film: Mona Lisa Smile, A Pinch of Salt, She Lights Up Well. TV: “Pan Am” (ABC), “Live from Queens” (Lifetime Network). jackiesandersnyc.com
Kalyn West (Natalie)
Kalyn is psyched to join The Demise! Recently appeared as Kat Johnson in “Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat” (ATF). Other credits - NY: Marlie “Gigantic” (Off Broadway); Katie “PopStar” (Alchemy Theater Productions). Regional: Vanessa “In The Heights” (Fulton Opera House); Mimi Marquez “RENT” (Casa Mañana); Aggie “Back Home Again” (Lesher Center); Zaneeta “The Music Man” (Flatrock Playhouse). TV/Film: Rachel “Blue Bloods, Season 6” (CBS); Gabby “Imitation Girl” (Ilium Pictures). @misskurlykay www.kalynwest.com
Basit Shittu (Ensemble)
Basit is a Brooklyn-based artist from Dallas, Texas. Basit was most recently seen as Queeg in the punk-rock opera Baby Fat performed at LaMama Experimental Theatre, and Anthony in Next Faggot Nation performed at HERE Arts. Other credits include: Cats: Rum Tum Tugger, and The Wiz: Tin Man. Basit is beyond thrilled to be a part of The Demise, and is grateful for the opportunity to create art. IG and twitter @basitshittu and his drag persona @dionneslay. Honestly, truly.
Esco Jouléy (Ensemble)
Esco is thrilled to be a part of the NYMF production of The Demise. NY/Regional: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean), Curtains (Bambi), Man of LaMancha (Sancho Panza), The Three Musketeers (Porthos), The Turing Test (PSI), Spoolie Girl (Frankie Frank), Unnecessary Farce (Billie Dwyer), Legally Blonde (Pilar), Avenue Q (Nicky, Trekkie Monster). Love to ze’s wife and family for all their love and support. Many thanks to Michael Cassara and the whole Demise family. escojouley.com
Richard Crandle (Bucket)
Richard is pumped to be back on the NYMF stage after appearing in last season’s Dust Can’t Kill Me! His recent credits include: Lola Cover - Kinky Boots Australia, C.C. White - Dreamgirls (Milwaukee Rep.), Victor - Smokey Joe’s Cafe (STAGES, Saint Louis). Other credits: NBC’s The Sing-Off, Black Nativity (Film) Love to family, friends, and agents over at Harden-Curtis. Instagram/Twitter: @RichardCrandle
Jackie Nguyen (Ensemble)
Jackie is thrilled to be part of this show! A few favorite credits - International Tours: Miss Saigon (Kim), My Fair Lady (Swing), Hair (Crissy US). National Tour - How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (Swing/Dance Captain/Asst. Choreographer) and has played at Flat Rock Playhouse, East West Players, Pasadena Playhouse, and La Mirada Theatre. Thank you to the entire Demise team, Jen Jancuska, Avalon Artists, and her handsome fiancé Nate. www.jackie-nguyen.com
Alessandra Marconi (Ensemble)
Alessandra calls Harlem ‘home’ but is originally from Trenton, Ohio. She has a BA from Marymount Manhattan in Communications and Journalism and travels often as a dancer and teacher. She is a new leader in the Hustle dance community; teaching weekly and producing a monthly party called Hustle Social (bksd.org). Theatrically, she enjoys collaborating with Andy Blankenbuehler and Cindy Salgado and is grateful to be saying “yes, and..” in Jennifer Jancuska’s The BringAbout. @ali_marco, alessandranyc.com