Jordan Gelber (Buddy) Broadway: Avenue Q (original cast, special Outer Critics Circle Award); All My Sons. Other NY theater: 2,000 Years (The New Group), Birth and After Birth (Atlantic Theater), and Avenue Q (Vineyard). Film: star of Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Pelham 1-2-3, Changing Lanes, Riding In Cars With Boys, and Everyday People (IFP/Gotham Award for Breakthrough Acting nomination). Television: Boardwalk Empire (dir. Martin Scorsese), The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me, Ugly Betty, Damages, The Good Wife, Royal Pains, 100 Centre Street, Law & Order, L&O: CI, and recurring on L&O: SVU. Graduate of Stanford University and NYU Tisch Graduate Acting. For Henry, "the world’s greatest son."
Leslie Kritzer (Jovie) Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk Nomination), Legally Blonde (Clerence Derwent Award for Most Promising Performer) & Hairspray. She received a Time Out New York award for her sold-out Joe's Pub run of Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches). Off-Broadway & regional credits: NEWSical opposite Perez Hilton, Every Tongue Confess (Arena Stage), Rooms, On The Town (Encores!), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Drama Desk Nomination), Bat Boy, Godspell, Pop!, Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Cabaret, Born Yesterday, the world premiere of Vanities, Urinetown (National Tour), Evita and an acclaimed “Fanny Brice” in Funny Girl.
Wayne Knight (Santa) Broadway: Gemini, Mastergate, Art, Sweet Charity. Off Broadway: Measure For Measure, Lincoln Center, Measure For Pleasure, The Public Theater, Girl Crazy! (Encore Series). Film: Jurassic Park, Basic Instinct, JFK, Dirty Dancing, To Die For, Dead Again, Rat Race, Space Jam, For Richer Or Poorer, Cheaper By The Dozen, Toy Story 2, Tarzan, Hercules, Kung Fu Panda. Television: Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From The Sun, The Exes, Hot In Cleveland, Torchwood, The Edge, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI, CSI:NY, The Drew Carey Show, Becker, That 70’s Show.
Beth Leavel (Emily) received Tony®, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Beth also received a Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nomination for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby It’s You. Other Broadway roles: Emily in ELF, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street (original/revival), Crazy For You, The Civil War, Showboat. Ms. Leavel was also seen in New York City Center Encores! production of No, No, Nanette as Lucille. Numerous Off-Broadway and TV credits including the final episode of ER. MFA from UNC-G. Proud mom to T.J. and Sam.
Adam Heller (Mr. Greenway) Broadway: Baby It's You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act; Victor/Victoria; Les Miserables. Off Broadway: Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn; The Immigrant; Endgame; Merrily We Roll Along; Normal. National Tours: Titanic; Falsettos. Regional: St. Louis Rep; Old Globe; Shakespeare Theater; Arden; Round House; Kennedy Center; Alley; Hartford Stage and Theaterworks; Goodspeed; Barrington Stage. Film: Random Unrelated Projects; Shadayim; Isn't She Great. TV: Law & Order (all); The Sopranos; Oz; Submissions Only. Graduate: NYU/Tisch. Upcoming: Robin and the 7 Hoods, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.
Mark Jacoby (Walter) Most recently: Dean Warfield, The Nutty Professor (World Premiere); The Wizard of Oz, Wicked (1st National Tour). Broadway: original Father, Ragtime; Gaylord Ravenal, Showboat (Tony® and Outer Critics' nominations); The Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera; Baron von Gaigern, Grand Hotel; Vittorio Vidal, Sweet Charity (Theatre World Award); The Padre, Man of La Mancha; Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd. Off-Broadway: The Playwright, Enter the Guardsman (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: Peter Dummermut, The Visit (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination); Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof (Walnut Street Theatre, Barrymore Award); Guido Contini, Nine (Joseph Jefferson Award); Frank Willis, Critical Darling (The New Group).
Michael Mandell (Store Manager) Broadway: Big River, A Christmas Carol. National tour: It Ain't Nothin’ But the Blues. Off-Broadway:Machinal, Blood Wedding, Romance in Hard Times (NYSF), Hit the Lights (Vineyard Theatre), A New Brain (Lincoln Center Theatre), Captains Courageous (Ford Theatre), Miss Ever’s Boys (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Triumph of Love (Cleveland Playhouse), The Fantastiks (Portland Center Stage), Amadeus (Denver Theater Center), The Boys from Syracuse (Alliance Theater). TV includes Person of Interest, NYC22, Glee, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Ed, Law & Order: SVU, Ugly Betty and Guiding Light. Film includes New Year's Eve, I Love You Philip Morris, Choose, Joe’s Apartment and Anger Management.
Valerie Wright (Deb) Broadway: ELF, Annie Get Your Gun, Damn Yankees, Steel Pier, Sally Marr and Her Escorts, Song And Dance, Cats. Off-Broadway: Showing Off, The World Goes 'Round, Wanda's World. National Tours: Hello Dolly, Song And Dance, The World Goes 'Round (Jefferson award, Helen Hayes nomination), Damn Yankees (Helen Hayes nomination). Regional Theater: Over 20 roles. Film/TV: Sleepless In Seattle, Ordinary Heroes, You Look Just Like Him, All My Children. Husband: Mark Lotito. Children: Luca and Giovanni. Visit her children’s album Green Beans on the Floor at ValerieWright.info and on Facebook.
Mitchell Sink (Michael) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in ELF. He is from Brenham, Texas. His theatre credits include Seussical (JoJo), The Miracle Worker (Jimmie), The Secret Garden (Colin Craven), Parenthesis (Timothy), and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Charlie Bradley). Love to my incredible family and friends. Special thanks to TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, Nancy Carson, Connecting Talent, and Telsey and Co. Merry Christmas!
Rory Donovan (Buddy Standby) Broadway debut! National Tour: Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (The Monster). Regional: The Who’s Tommy, Finian’s Rainbow (Berkshire Theatre Festival). Proud University of the Arts grad. Big thanks to Telsey + Co and Francis. All his love to his supportive parents & family, perfect wife Kati and their son coming February 2013!
Jason Eric Testa
Jason Eric Testa (Michael Standby) Proud and excited to join ELF! Film: The Old Man And The Seymour. First Nat'l Tour: The Addams Family. Theater: Pucelandia, Musicville, 8 Minute Madness. TV/Film: Brutus Loves You, Delocated, Eugene!, Gossip Girl, Important Things With Demetri Martin, Law & Order, Team Umizoomi, Throwdown With Bobby Flay, The Tyra Banks Show, and much more! Represented By Don Buchwald & Associates. SAG, AFTRA, AEA. YouTube: MrEntertainmentAddam. Love and many thanks to my mom, dad, sisters, family, friends and Telsey!
Timothy J. Alex
Timothy J. Alex (Ensemble) is Sparkle, Sparkle Jolly about returning to ELF! Other Original B’way Cast: How To Succeed in Business, Pal Joey, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Man of La Mancha, Sweet Smell Of Success, Thou Shalt Not, Chicago, Titanic. Toronto: Ragtime, Fosse, Sunset Boulevard, Crazy for You. TV: Dancing with the Stars, All My Children, GTA IV.
(Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain/Swing) is thrilled to be spending her holidays with ELF again! Broadway credits: Evita, Rock of Ages, Spamalot, Curtains, 42nd Street. Other NY: Radio City Rockette, Encores, NY Philharmonic. Many thanks to Casey N, Casey H, Telsey & Co. and CGF Talent. To Jon and Max, I love you more than anything.
Catherine Brunell (Ensemble) has performed on Broadway in Les Miserables (Eponine), Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Big River (revival with Deaf West), A Tale of Two Cities. National Tours: Big River, Les Miserables. Principal roles at Williamstown, Paper Mill, Old Globe, Goodspeed, MUNY. Attended Northwestern University. NYC Marathoner. For my beautiful family.
Andrea Chamberlain (Ensemble) Broadway: Guys And Dolls; The Drowsy Chaperone; Opening Doors; Little Me. Off Broadway: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Reefer Madness. Nat’l Tours: The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaff); The Boy Friend (Maisie). Lots of Regional. Love to Joshua and my sweet girl, Sienna. AndreaChamberlain.com.
Jay Douglas (Ensemble) Broadway credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (original cast), The Full Monty (original cast) understudying and then playing the role of Malcolm, and Miss Saigon understudying and playing the role of Chris. Off-Broadway credits include Matt in The Fantasticks. Love to Megan, Jackson, Will, & Naomi.
David Hibbard (Ensemble) Broadway: Billy Elliot, Spamalot (Patsy), A Class Act (Bobby/Michael Bennett), ...Mattress (Jester) SJP revival, Cats (Tugger—2,197 performances). Encore’s Can Can, Forbidden B’way Strikes Back!; lotsa regional theatre, television and radio commercials & documentary narrations, music education degree, Ohio State University. 16 yrs Faculty CAP21 Studios. www.davidhibbard.net.
Jenny Hill (Ensemble) dedicates this and every performance to Jack Hill. May he always be with me, especially at Christmas. I love you Daddy! And for Madison, Johnny and Little Jack Massa—the most beautiful children a mommy could have. Thank you for filling my life with love.
Stacey Todd Holt
Stacey Todd Holt (Swing) is thrilled to put on his ELF boots once again this holiday season. Previous Broadway credits include Cry-Baby, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Contact, Big, and Crazy For You. Other New York/National Tours include Anything Cole, Funny Girl, Idaho, The Big Bank and 42nd Street. AEA member since '89.
Emily Hsu (Ensemble) Broadway: ELF, Spamalot, Flower Drum Song, Scarlet Pimpernel, Side Show, Thou Shalt Not, Bells Are Ringing, Boy from Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, Cats, Miss Saigon. Encores: Pipe Dream, Carnival. Film: "Amy Moore" in Woody Allen’s new feature. TV: What Would You Do?, Damages, Letterman, Tony Awards®. B.A., Harvard. For Cassidy and Taylor.
Nancy Johnston (Ensemble) Broadway: ELF; Music Man; The Secret Garden. Off-Broadway: Jessica Gatewood in Splendora; Olympus on my Mind (cast recording); Merrily we Roll Along; Encore’s first season’s Allegro. Hold Me, Touch Me two years in First National Tour of The Producers. Regional: numerous. Highlights: Grey Gardens; Souvenir; Into The Woods, the Baker’s Wife. Proud Member of Equity for thirty-five years.
Josh Lamon (Ensemble) Broadway: Hair, Into The Woods (Shakespeare In The Park). National Tour: Hair (Helen Hayes Award), Wicked. Off-Broadway: February House (Public). Other favorites: Seymour in Little Shop Of Horrors (Opp. Christiane Noll), Snail in A Year With Frog & Toad (Barrymore Award), Batboy (Barrymore Nomination). Workshop: Chaplin (Dir. Warren Carlyle). For Grandma Patty.
Ariel Reid (Ensemble) Broadway: Monty Python's Spamalot. Film: Hairspray (detention kid), Cadillac Records. NY Fringe Festival: Prophet in Pink (Cara). Tours/Regional: 1st National Tour of 42nd Street (u/s Phyllis), Minsky's (Bubbles), Radio Girl. Thanks to my husband John, Lucy, and the rest of my family for their consistent love and support.
Jonathan Schwartz (Ensemble) Broadway: Spider-Man (Julie Taymor Edition). Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks. A recent graduate of Princeton University, Jonathan is featured on CBS' Amazing Race (17) as well as Ben Folds' University A Capella album. Special thanks to Casey, BRS, family and friends and Aunt Jenn, with whom he's thrilled to share the stage.
Eric LaJuan Summers
Eric LaJuan Summers (Ensemble) is thrilled to join the company of ELF. Broadway: The Little Mermaid (Jetsam), Mereb in Disney’s Aida, The Wedding Singer (Original Broadway Cast/Recording), and the pre-Broadway workshop of Motown the Musical (Broadway spring 2013). Film: Reunion 108 (Young Alphonzo). Thanks to the fam, DGRW, Bethany Knox and Telsey Casting.
Jen Taylor (Swing) is thrilled to join this sparklejollytwinklejingley cast of ELF! Broadway and National Touring credits include Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Apple Tree. Thanks to Casey, Casey and Beth. Love to Mark and family. Happy Holidays to all! www.pilatesbyjentaylor.com and www.broadwayclasses.com.
Lee Wilkins (Ensemble) Broadway: ELF (original cast), Spamalot, Wonderful Town, Kiss Me, Kate. Associate Choreography: Minsky’s, Company (starring Neil Patrick Harris), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (Avery Fisher Hall), On the Town (Los Angeles Philharmonic) and the new Broadway production of Cinderella in 2013. Thanks to Casey, and love always to husband Josh.