MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT

Meet the Cast

ADAM ROSS BRODY  (Sir Robin, Swamp Guard, Maynard)  is thrilled to be making his Mercury Theater Chicago debut with  Spamalot ! Chicago credits include:  A Funny Thing Happened…  (Metropolis PAC),  A Gentleman’s Guide...  (Porchlight Music Theatre),  Aesop’s Fables  (Raven Theatre),  Spring Awakening  (Blank Theater Company),  The Polar Express Train Ride  (Rail Events Productions), and  Something in the Game  (American Music Theatre Project). Regional credits:  Joseph… ,  South Pacific ,  Cats  (Interlakes Theatre) and  The Little Mermaid  (Prescott Park). As a teaching artist, Adam works with Mudlark Theater and Stages Performing Arts. He is a recent graduate of Northwestern University and is proudly represented by Shirley Hamilton. www.adamrossbrody.com

ADAM ROSS BRODY (Sir Robin, Swamp Guard, Maynard) is thrilled to be making his Mercury Theater Chicago debut with Spamalot! Chicago credits include: A Funny Thing Happened… (Metropolis PAC), A Gentleman’s Guide... (Porchlight Music Theatre), Aesop’s Fables (Raven Theatre), Spring Awakening (Blank Theater Company), The Polar Express Train Ride (Rail Events Productions), and Something in the Game (American Music Theatre Project). Regional credits: Joseph…, South Pacific, Cats (Interlakes Theatre) and The Little Mermaid (Prescott Park). As a teaching artist, Adam works with Mudlark Theater and Stages Performing Arts. He is a recent graduate of Northwestern University and is proudly represented by Shirley Hamilton. www.adamrossbrody.com

ADAM ROSS BRODY

KARL HAMILTON*  (Sir Lancelot, French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter)  is thrilled to return to Mercury Theater Chicago where he last appeared as Gomez in  The Addams Family  and as Captain Stossel in  The Christmas Schooner . Most recently, he reprised, for the fourth time, his role as The Amazing Karnak in  Ride the Cyclone  at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. Other regional credits include:  All the Way  and  Living on Love  (Asolo Rep, Sarasota),  Children of a Lesser God ,  Ragtime ,  Big Fish,  and  Private Lives  (Timberlake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll) and  Mamma Mia!  (Tropicana, Las Vegas). His Chicago credits include:  Wonderful Town  and  Jungle Book  (Goodman Theatre),  A Christmas Carol ,  Seven Brides ,  Mame , and  Charlotte’s Web  (Drury Lane Oakbrook),  Mamma Mia! ,  Aladdin ,  For the Boys ,  The Full Monty  and  Shenandoah  (Marriott Theatre). Karl remains a proud and outspoken member of Actors’ Equity and is married to actress Elizabeth Haley.

KARL HAMILTON* (Sir Lancelot, French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter) is thrilled to return to Mercury Theater Chicago where he last appeared as Gomez in The Addams Family and as Captain Stossel in The Christmas Schooner. Most recently, he reprised, for the fourth time, his role as The Amazing Karnak in Ride the Cyclone at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. Other regional credits include: All the Way and Living on Love (Asolo Rep, Sarasota), Children of a Lesser God, Ragtime, Big Fish, and Private Lives (Timberlake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll) and Mamma Mia! (Tropicana, Las Vegas). His Chicago credits include: Wonderful Town and Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre), A Christmas Carol, Seven Brides, Mame, and Charlotte’s Web (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Mamma Mia!, Aladdin, For the Boys, The Full Monty and Shenandoah (Marriott Theatre). Karl remains a proud and outspoken member of Actors’ Equity and is married to actress Elizabeth Haley.

KARL HAMILTON

DAVID SAJEWICH*  (Sir Dennis Galahad, Black Knight, Herbert’s Father)  is excited to be returning to Mercury Theater Chicago after just appearing in their production of  Little Shop of Horrors  and in the Venus Cabaret Theater’s inaugural production of  Company  last year .  Working throughout the Midwest, some select credits include:  A Wonderful Life  and  All Shook Up  (Theatre at the Center);  The Pajama Game  (The Music Theatre Company);  Oklahoma  and  Mamma Mia  (Stages St. Louis);  A Wonderful Life ,  All Shook Up , Disney’s  Beauty And The Beast ,  Once Upon A Mattress , and  Legally Blonde  (Fireside Theatre). David also appeared as Ash in the National Tour of  Evil Dead: The Musical . Thanks to Walter and Eugene for having me back. He would also like to thank his family, teachers, and wife (as of 9/9/19!) Haley Jane, for the love and support! www.davidsaje.com

DAVID SAJEWICH* (Sir Dennis Galahad, Black Knight, Herbert’s Father) is excited to be returning to Mercury Theater Chicago after just appearing in their production of Little Shop of Horrors and in the Venus Cabaret Theater’s inaugural production of Company last year. Working throughout the Midwest, some select credits include: A Wonderful Life and All Shook Up (Theatre at the Center); The Pajama Game (The Music Theatre Company); Oklahoma and Mamma Mia (Stages St. Louis); A Wonderful Life, All Shook Up, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, Once Upon A Mattress, and Legally Blonde (Fireside Theatre). David also appeared as Ash in the National Tour of Evil Dead: The Musical. Thanks to Walter and Eugene for having me back. He would also like to thank his family, teachers, and wife (as of 9/9/19!) Haley Jane, for the love and support! www.davidsaje.com

DAVID SAJEWICH

CAMERON TURNER  (Ensemble/Dance Captain, Sir Galahad u/s, Sir Bedevere u/s)  is very excited to be back at the Mercury where he was last seen in  Pippin  and  Mary Poppins . Some of his favorite credits include: Porchlight Revisits  Woman of the Year  and  New Faces Sing 1969  (Porchlight Music Theater);  Xanadu  (American Theater Company);  A New Brain  and  Honky Tonk Angels  (Theo Ubique);  Grand Hotel  and  Tomorrow Morning  (Kokandy Productions);  35MM  (Circle Theater); and  The Boy From Oz  (Pride Films and Plays) where he was nominated for a Jeff Award for Choreography. Cameron holds a BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

CAMERON TURNER (Ensemble/Dance Captain, Sir Galahad u/s, Sir Bedevere u/s) is very excited to be back at the Mercury where he was last seen in Pippin and Mary Poppins. Some of his favorite credits include: Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year and New Faces Sing 1969 (Porchlight Music Theater); Xanadu (American Theater Company); A New Brain and Honky Tonk Angels (Theo Ubique); Grand Hotel and Tomorrow Morning (Kokandy Productions); 35MM (Circle Theater); and The Boy From Oz (Pride Films and Plays) where he was nominated for a Jeff Award for Choreography. Cameron holds a BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

CAMERON TURNER

ERICA EVANS*  (Ensemble, Lady of the Lake u/s)  makes her Mercury Theater Chicago debut with  Spamalot ! Other regional credits include:  42nd   Street  (The Ordway),  A   Chorus   Line,   A   Funny   Thing...Forum  (Porchlight Music Theatre),  42nd   Street,   Chicago ,  Crazy   for   You,  and  South   Pacific  (Drury Lane),  Mamma   Mia!  (Marriott Theatre),  The   Producers,   Oklahoma!  (Paramount Theatre),  The   Little   Mermaid  (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre),  Anything   Goes , and  Damn   Yankees  (Music Theatre Works). Find her at @EricaEvansJ and www.ericaevans.net

ERICA EVANS* (Ensemble, Lady of the Lake u/s) makes her Mercury Theater Chicago debut with Spamalot! Other regional credits include: 42nd Street (The Ordway), A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing...Forum (Porchlight Music Theatre), 42nd Street, Chicago, Crazy for You, and South Pacific (Drury Lane), Mamma Mia! (Marriott Theatre), The Producers, Oklahoma! (Paramount Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Anything Goes, and Damn Yankees (Music Theatre Works). Find her at @EricaEvansJ and www.ericaevans.net

ERICA EVANS

MEGHAN MURPHY*  (Lady of the Lake)  is thrilled to return to Mercury Theater Chicago after holding her one woman show  The Big Red Show  and  Meghan Murphy Presents: CommUNITY! (A Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride)  at the Venus Cabaret Theater this past June. Select Chicago Theater credits include:  Mamma Mia!  (Marriot Theater, Jeff nomination),  City of Angels  (Marriott Theater, Jeff nomination),  Smokey Joe’s Café  (Drury Lane Theater, Jeff nomination) and  Cabaret  (Paramount Theater). Regional Credits include:  The Drowsy Chaperone  (Peninsula Players),  Something Wicked This Way Comes  (World Premiere, Delaware Theater Company),  Hair  (Arizona Theater Company),  Shout ,  Smokey Joe’s Café , and  The World Goes ‘Round  (NCL Ships). Film Credits include  Captive State  (Focus Features/Participant Media, 2019). A proud member of Stewart Talent, Meghan tours  The Big Red Show  and her original holiday show  Big Red & The Boys  around the country and now internationally with Azamara Club Cruises. www.meghanmurphybigred.com

MEGHAN MURPHY* (Lady of the Lake) is thrilled to return to Mercury Theater Chicago after holding her one woman show The Big Red Show and Meghan Murphy Presents: CommUNITY! (A Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride) at the Venus Cabaret Theater this past June. Select Chicago Theater credits include: Mamma Mia! (Marriot Theater, Jeff nomination), City of Angels (Marriott Theater, Jeff nomination), Smokey Joe’s Café (Drury Lane Theater, Jeff nomination) and Cabaret (Paramount Theater). Regional Credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Peninsula Players), Something Wicked This Way Comes (World Premiere, Delaware Theater Company), Hair (Arizona Theater Company), Shout, Smokey Joe’s Café, and The World Goes ‘Round (NCL Ships). Film Credits include Captive State (Focus Features/Participant Media, 2019). A proud member of Stewart Talent, Meghan tours The Big Red Show and her original holiday show Big Red & The Boys around the country and now internationally with Azamara Club Cruises. www.meghanmurphybigred.com

MEGHAN MURPHY

COLTER SCHMIDT  (Ensemble, Herbert u/s, Sir Lancelot u/s)  is thrilled to be making his Mercury debut with  Spamalot . Select recent credits include:  Nell Gwynn  (Chicago Shakespeare Theater);  Into the Woods  (Chicago College of Performing Arts);  Into the Woods  (Chicago College of Performing Arts);  Newsies  (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, CO);  The Secret Garden  (Theatre West); Godspell (Theatre West);  Mary Poppins  (Grandstreet Theatre). Colter received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

COLTER SCHMIDT (Ensemble, Herbert u/s, Sir Lancelot u/s) is thrilled to be making his Mercury debut with Spamalot. Select recent credits include: Nell Gwynn (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Into the Woods (Chicago College of Performing Arts); Into the Woods (Chicago College of Performing Arts); Newsies (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, CO); The Secret Garden (Theatre West); Godspell (Theatre West); Mary Poppins (Grandstreet Theatre). Colter received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

COLTER SCHMIDT

JONAH D. WINSTON*  (King Arthur)  is overjoyed and honored to be returning to Mercury Theater Chicago where he was recently heard/seen as The Voice of Audrey II in Mercury’s hit production of  Little Shop of Horrors ! Jonah also appeared as the often-misunderstood Trekkie Monster in Mercury’s 2018 smash production of  Avenue Q . A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, some of Jonah’s favorite credits include:  A Christmas Carol  (Goodman Theatre),  The Merry Widow  (Lyric Opera of Chicago), and  Parade  (Writer’s Theatre). Jonah has also worked regionally at The Cleveland Playhouse, The Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Green House Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Porchlight Music Theatre, American Blues Theatre, and Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre. Television and voiceover credits include  Chicago Fire  (NBC) , Chicago PD  (NBC) ,  Senor Wolley, Skittles, Kool Aid, and Nestle. Jonah holds duel Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Performance and Vocal Music from the Butler University Jordan College of the Arts, as well as a Master of Letters degree from the Flinders University Drama Center in Adelaide, South Australia. He would like to send his thanks to Walter, Eugene, and everyone at the Mercury for trusting him with a dream role, and to A.L.W. for being his Queen now, forever, and always! He would like to dedicate this performance, and all others to come, to his mother, Pamela Suellen Gray, and his father, Roy Dunn Winston, who are watching their little boy live out his dream from above. I love you Mama and Pop, and I know that you are with me, always. Cheers!

JONAH D. WINSTON* (King Arthur) is overjoyed and honored to be returning to Mercury Theater Chicago where he was recently heard/seen as The Voice of Audrey II in Mercury’s hit production of Little Shop of Horrors! Jonah also appeared as the often-misunderstood Trekkie Monster in Mercury’s 2018 smash production of Avenue Q. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, some of Jonah’s favorite credits include: A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre), The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago), and Parade (Writer’s Theatre). Jonah has also worked regionally at The Cleveland Playhouse, The Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Green House Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Porchlight Music Theatre, American Blues Theatre, and Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre. Television and voiceover credits include Chicago Fire (NBC), Chicago PD (NBC), Senor Wolley, Skittles, Kool Aid, and Nestle. Jonah holds duel Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Performance and Vocal Music from the Butler University Jordan College of the Arts, as well as a Master of Letters degree from the Flinders University Drama Center in Adelaide, South Australia. He would like to send his thanks to Walter, Eugene, and everyone at the Mercury for trusting him with a dream role, and to A.L.W. for being his Queen now, forever, and always! He would like to dedicate this performance, and all others to come, to his mother, Pamela Suellen Gray, and his father, Roy Dunn Winston, who are watching their little boy live out his dream from above. I love you Mama and Pop, and I know that you are with me, always. Cheers!

JONAH D. WINSTON

ADAM FANE  (Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard 1, Minstrel, Herbert)  is elated to be back at the Mercury after appearing in  Pippin  last year in the Venus Cabaret Theater, and in  Avenue Q  in 2014 on the Mercury stage! Credits include  Rock of Ages (National Tour); Jersey Boys  (Norwegian);  The Producers , Disney’s  The Little Mermaid ,  Mamma Mia ,  Hairspray ,  Mary Poppins  (Paramount Theatre);  Billy Elliot: The Musical  (Porchlight Music Theatre);  Gypsy ,  Shrek: The Musical , and  Ride the Cyclone  (Chicago Shakespeare Theater);  Cabaret  (Theater at the Center);  First Date  (Royal George Theater);  Avenue Q  (Principal Actor in a Musical – Jeff nomination, NightBlue);  Ms. Blakk for President  (Steppenwolf). Film and TV credits include:  Canal Street  and  Chicago PD  (NBC). Adam is represented by DDO Artists Chicago.

ADAM FANE (Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard 1, Minstrel, Herbert) is elated to be back at the Mercury after appearing in Pippin last year in the Venus Cabaret Theater, and in Avenue Q in 2014 on the Mercury stage! Credits include Rock of Ages (National Tour); Jersey Boys (Norwegian); The Producers, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Mary Poppins (Paramount Theatre); Billy Elliot: The Musical (Porchlight Music Theatre); Gypsy, Shrek: The Musical, and Ride the Cyclone (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Cabaret (Theater at the Center); First Date (Royal George Theater); Avenue Q (Principal Actor in a Musical – Jeff nomination, NightBlue); Ms. Blakk for President (Steppenwolf). Film and TV credits include: Canal Street and Chicago PD (NBC). Adam is represented by DDO Artists Chicago.

ADAM FANE

EMMA PARSSI  (Ensemble)  is delighted to be making her Mercury Theater Chicago debut with  Spamalot ! Credits include: Porchlight Revisits  Can-Can  (Porchlight Music Theatre) and Porchlight Revisits  Do Re Mi  (Porchlight Music Theatre). She recently graduated from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

EMMA PARSSI (Ensemble) is delighted to be making her Mercury Theater Chicago debut with Spamalot! Credits include: Porchlight Revisits Can-Can (Porchlight Music Theatre) and Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi (Porchlight Music Theatre). She recently graduated from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

EMMA PARSSI

DANIEL SMERIGLIO*  (Sir Bedevere, Galahad’s Mother, Concord)  is thrilled to be back at Mercury Theater Chicago, where he's been seen in their 2014 and 2018 productions of  Avenue Q ,  The Christmas Schooner  and  The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes . He has also worked with Steppenwolf on  Lord of The Flies  and recently appeared in  Chicago Fire  (NBC). Thanks to B, my family and friends and the wonderful team at Paonessa Talent for their continual support and encouragement. I couldn't do it without you!

DANIEL SMERIGLIO* (Sir Bedevere, Galahad’s Mother, Concord) is thrilled to be back at Mercury Theater Chicago, where he's been seen in their 2014 and 2018 productions of Avenue Q, The Christmas Schooner and The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes. He has also worked with Steppenwolf on Lord of The Flies and recently appeared in Chicago Fire (NBC). Thanks to B, my family and friends and the wonderful team at Paonessa Talent for their continual support and encouragement. I couldn't do it without you!

DANIEL SMERIGLIO

GREG FOSTER  (Patsy, Mayor of Finland, Swamp Guard)  is sincerely grateful to be returning to Mercury Theater Chicago after appearing in  Company  in the Venus Cabaret Theater and to have the opportunity to tackle this character whom is very near and dear to his heart. Other Chicago area credits include:  Spamalot  (Theater at the Center);  Floyd Collins  (Boho Theatre); and  Assassins  & The  Full Monty  (Kokandy Productions). Film credits include  Harry Had a Plan  and  Stiletto . He would love to dedicate his performances to his beloved late mother, Molly Foster: I love you Mom! www.gregnfoster.com

GREG FOSTER (Patsy, Mayor of Finland, Swamp Guard) is sincerely grateful to be returning to Mercury Theater Chicago after appearing in Company in the Venus Cabaret Theater and to have the opportunity to tackle this character whom is very near and dear to his heart. Other Chicago area credits include: Spamalot (Theater at the Center); Floyd Collins (Boho Theatre); and Assassins & The Full Monty (Kokandy Productions). Film credits include Harry Had a Plan and Stiletto. He would love to dedicate his performances to his beloved late mother, Molly Foster: I love you Mom! www.gregnfoster.com

GREG FOSTER

BRANDON PISANO (Ensemble, Patsy u/s, Sir Robin u/s) is absolutely thrilled and honored to be making his Mercury Theater Chicago debut with Spamalot! Recent credits include: The Producers (Paramount Theatre), South Pacific (Drury Lane), The Polar Express Train Ride (Rail Events Inc.) and The Bridges of Madison County (BrightSide Theatre). Brandon graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre from Elmhurst College. Brandon is represented by Shirley Hamilton, Inc.

BRANDON PISANO (Ensemble, Patsy u/s, Sir Robin u/s) is absolutely thrilled and honored to be making his Mercury Theater Chicago debut with Spamalot! Recent credits include: The Producers (Paramount Theatre), South Pacific (Drury Lane), The Polar Express Train Ride (Rail Events Inc.) and The Bridges of Madison County (BrightSide Theatre). Brandon graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre from Elmhurst College. Brandon is represented by Shirley Hamilton, Inc.

BRANDON PISANO

ARIEL ETANA TRIUNFO  (Ensemble)  is delighted to be making her Mercury debut with  Spamalot ! A native of Brooklyn, NY, Ariel is currently a senior in the Musical Theatre program at Columbia College Chicago. Chicago credits include: Porchlight Revisits  Can-Can ,  Gypsy  (Porchlight Music Theatre);  Stranger on the River  (Bittersweet Arts Company);  Sweet Charity  (Columbia College Chicago);  Fast Food Chain  (Choreographer; Adventure Stage Chicago);  Hands on a Hardbody  (Choreographer, Refuge Theatre Project). Regional credits include:  West Side Story ,  Mary Poppins ,  Newsies  (Utah Festival Opera),  Boy on the Roof  (The School at Jacob’s Pillow) and the  Threepenny Opera  (Greer Garson Theatre). www.arieltriunfo.com @etena_ariel

ARIEL ETANA TRIUNFO (Ensemble) is delighted to be making her Mercury debut with Spamalot! A native of Brooklyn, NY, Ariel is currently a senior in the Musical Theatre program at Columbia College Chicago. Chicago credits include: Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, Gypsy (Porchlight Music Theatre); Stranger on the River (Bittersweet Arts Company); Sweet Charity (Columbia College Chicago); Fast Food Chain (Choreographer; Adventure Stage Chicago); Hands on a Hardbody (Choreographer, Refuge Theatre Project). Regional credits include: West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Newsies (Utah Festival Opera), Boy on the Roof (The School at Jacob’s Pillow) and the Threepenny Opera (Greer Garson Theatre). www.arieltriunfo.com @etena_ariel

ARIEL ETANA TRIUNFO