THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER

Meet the Cast

NICOLE ARMOLD (Martha/Kate) is delighted to be spending the holidays back at Mercury Theater Chicago. She returns to the Mercury after making her debut as the title role in Mary Poppins earlier this season! Other recent Chicago credits include: Ride the Cyclone and Sense and Sensibility (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Into the Woods (Metropolis), Northanger Abbey (Lifeline Theatre), Mill Girls (ETOPiA), and The Merry Widow (Light Opera Works). You may even be able to spot her on an episode of Empire (FOX)! She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and is proudly represented by Stewart Talent. She is so grateful for this opportunity and would like to send love and thanks to: Walter & Eugene, Mom & Dad & Sister, her PLs, and all who have shown their love and support! XO

BRIANNA BORGER* (Alma Stossel At the Mercury: Three previous sailings with The Christmas Schooner and Shirley Partridge in The Bardy Bunch. Chicagoland: Lucille Frank in Parade, Petra in A Little Night Music (Writers Theatre); Anna in The King & I (Jeff Award nomination - Best Actress), Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (Porchlight Music Theatre); Dead Mum in Billy Elliot, Mrs. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (Drury Lane); The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Lily in The Secret Garden (Music Theatre Works); Evita (Marriott Theatre); The American Girl Revue (American Girl Place). Regional: Georgie in The Full Monty (Peninsula Players); Patsy Cline in Always... Patsy Cline, Nunsense (The Armory); Beauty & the Beast (Northern Stage); Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins, Love's Labours Lost (Alaska Shakespeare Festival). Touring: Anna in The King & I (Broadway Asia). Upcoming: Southern Gothic at Windy City Playhouse. Proud Actors' Equity member; Proud Chicago actor; Proud wife to Adrian and Mommy to Ian.