The Depot Theatre has announced the cast of its second 2021 main stage production, Working: A Musical, featuring portrayals of 26 real-life American workers – including a schoolteacher, trucker, housewife, fireman, and millworker – played by six actors, with performances through August 8th.
Nominated for six Tony Awards, Working: A Musical conveys how people’s relationships to their work reveal key aspects of their humanity. The musical includes songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda and favorite numbers by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, and James Taylor.
The Depot’s own Producing Artistic Director, Kenney M. Green, will take the stage as Man #1 for this production. Along with being a seasoned director, choreographer, dancer, and musician, Green’s acting credits include: Off-Broadway: Fink! (Ensemble Studio Theatre) and Growing Up 70s starring Barry Williams (Luther). National/European Tours: Smokey Joe’s Cafe starring Gladys Knight (Victor/Dance Capt.), Aint’t Misbehavin’, and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Ensemble).
Broadway alum Brandi Chavonne Massey will play the role of Woman #2. Her credits include: West End Nala in Disney’s The Lion King. Broadway and National Tours include roles such as Nettie/Celie in The Color Purple; Elphaba in Wicked; The Radio in Caroline or Change; and Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde. New York projects include Ghetto Superstar singing background for Billy Porter as well as Sam Smith; Kira in Bare; Pam in Baby; Myrt in Carmen Jones at the York Theater; Muse in the Nike workshop of Ball with L.L. Cool Jay and Savion Glover; Linda Eder’s Christmas Concert; and Dionne in Hair in the Encore Series. She also has several TV and film credits.
Amy Fitts will return to the Depot in the role of Woman #3. She’s worn many a wig and dress on the Depot stage, playing Philia in Forum, Woman 2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Yum Yum in Mikado, and more. In NYC she’s performed in shows at The Mint, Lucille Lortel, Joe’s Pub, and other downtown venues. She traveled Japan singing Disney songs with the Tokyo Philharmonic and performed closer to home at Peterborough Players (Laura, Glass Menagerie), Weston Playhouse (Hairspray/ As You Like It), and Cohoes Music Hall (Gooch, Mame).
Xavier Reyes plays the role of Man #2. Reyes is a storyteller from Puerto Rico and a graduate of upstate New York’s Ithaca College. Some credits include Broadway’s National Tour of Kinky Boots in the USA, Japan, and Canada; Roy/Mark/Peter in Fun Home at American Stage; Angel in Hair at the Titusville Playhouse; Graffiti Pete in In The Heights at Geva Theatre/Melissa Rain Anderson; and Lynn Nottage’s Sweat at Pioneer Theatre Company.
Terry Lewis and Thani Brant will be making their Depot Theatre debuts in Working. Lewis plays the role of Man #3. Favorite roles include: Frank-n-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Artists’ Repertory Theatre in Fresno, CA, Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf in Into the Woods, and Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher at Stageworks Fresno.
Thani Brant will play the role of Woman #1. A 2021 graduate of the University of Michigan, with a BFA in Musical Theatre, recent credits include Touchstone in U of M’s As You Like It and Anna in Spring Awakening with Exit Left Theatre Co.
The show is directed by Julie Lucido, an associate member of the Stage Directors & Choreography Society and a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz in Theatre Arts.
For more information or to purchase tickets to a show, call the box office at (518) 962-4449 or visit the Depot Theatre’s website.