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vocalist/guitarist BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG (Book & Lyrics), bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool – were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had released two records prior (1039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy® nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold “Know Your Enemy,” which was the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum “21 Guns,” which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist. Later that year, Green Day collaborated with Tony Award winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical of American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement. The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards. Their highly anticipated albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! released in 2012, and they are currently on tour promoting the trilogy. For more about the band, visit www.greenday.com.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
- Michael Mayer
- Tom Kitt
- Steven Hoggett
- Christine Jones
- Andrea Lauer
- Kevin Adams
- Acme Sound Partners
- Darrel Maloney
- Jared Stein
- Lorin Latarro
- Johanna McKeon
- Work Light Productions
- Tom Hulce
- Ira Pittleman
- Evan Jay Newman
- David Abrams
- Diego Rojas
- Josh Sebo
- Ben Marino
Vocalist/guitarist BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG (Book & Lyrics), bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool – were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had released two records prior (1039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy® nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold “Know Your Enemy,” which was the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum “21 Guns,” which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist. Later that year, Green Day collaborated with Tony Award winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical of American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement. The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards. Their highly anticipated album ¡Uno!, the first in a trilogy of new releases, will bow this fall followed by ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!. For more about the band, visit www.greenday.com.
Mr. Mayer made his Metropolitan Opera debut this season with a celebrated new production of Rigoletto. Broadway: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever; American Idiot (Drama Desk Award, Best Director); Everyday Rapture; Spring Awakening (Tony Award, Best Director/Best Musical); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award, Best Musical); Side Man (Tony Award, Best Play); A View From the Bridge (Tony Award, Best Revival); Uncle Vanya; ’night, Mother; After the Fall; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway: Spring Awakening, Everyday Rapture, The Illusion, Our House, 10 Million Miles, Antigone in New York, Baby Anger, The Credeaux Canvas, Stupid Kids. Film: A Home at the End of the World, Flicka. Television: Do No Harm; director and consulting producer for the first season of Smash.
is the composer and co-orchestrator of Next to Normal, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and two Tony Awards for Best Score (with Brian Yorkey) and Best Orchestrations (with Michael Starobin). Tom is also the composer of High Fidelity, Bring It On: The Musical (with Lin-Manuel Miranda), All's Well That Ends Well and The Winter's Tale (NYSF), Orphans (Broadway) and From Up Here (MTC). As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, credits include Pitch Perfect (Feature Film), 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore and Urban Cowboy. Tom provided additional arrangements for Green Day's Grammy-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their most recent album, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!
Steven was founder and co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly Theatre Company. Recent theatre credits include choreography for Once on Broadway and in the West End (Obie Award, Lortel Award, Calloway Award), Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award) on Broadway and for New York Theatre Workshop, The Glass Menagerie (American Repertory Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End & National Theatre), Rocky The Musical (Stage Entertainments, Hamburg), Black Watch (Olivier Award, best choreography), Let The Right One In, The Wolves in the Walls, The Bacchae, Hunter and 365 (National Theatre of Scotland), Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival / ENO), Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hothouse and Market Boy (National Theatre). For Frantic Assembly, credits include Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello, Stockholm, Pool (No Water) and Dirty Wonderland.
won the 2010 Tony Award for her work on American Idiot. She earned a Tony nomination for Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Mayer. Also with Mayer she designed On A CLear Day, and Everyday Rapture. Her Off-Broadway credits include Coraline, music by Stephin Merritt, and The Book of Longing, by Leonard Cohen with music by Philip Glass. Jones teaches at NYU and is the artistic director of Theatre for One, a space designed for one performer and one audience member, which can be seen at theatreforone.com.
Select credits: Broadway: Bring It On, American Idiot. Off Broadway: Title and Deed (Signature Theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Unnatural Acts (Classic Stage), RX (Primary Stages). Regional Theatre: Guthrie, Alliance, Berkeley Rep, MUNY, Bay Street, The Alley Theatre. Opera: Out Cold/Zippo Songs (BAM), West Side Story (El Paso Opera). Dance: Parsons Dance, Sean Currin Company and pieces with Trey McIntyre Project. As stylist for fashion and musicians, credits include: American Vogue, Grammy Awards and Rolling Stone. MFA- NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow), 2011 NYSCA Grant as a STREB innovative collaborator.
Broadway: American Idiot (Tony Award), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Next to Normal (Tony nom.), Passing Strange, Hair (Tony nom.), The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Take Me Out and John Leguizamo's Sexaholix. Other credits: original production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, Mildred Pierce (HBO), music videos for Janet Jackson, Meatloaf and Dokken. www.ambermylar.com
Over thirty Broadway shows since 2000 including: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Nomination), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony Nomination), The Merchant of Venice, Fences (Tony Nomination), The Addams Family, Ragtime, Hair (Tony Nomination), In The Heights (Tony Nomination), Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Avenue Q, and La Bohème. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard and Sten Severson.
has designed for broadcast, commercials, concerts, film and theatre. His projection and video designs for Broadway include Green Day’s American Idiot (St. James Theatre) and Everyday Rapture (Roundabout). Other projection designs include Karen O’s Stop the Virgens (St. Ann’s Warehouse), The Submission (MCC), One Night With Janis Joplin (Portland Center Stage), SCKBSTD (Virginia Stage), The Elephant Man (Minnesota Opera), as well as lighting & projections for Peer Gynt (La Jolla Playhouse & Kansas City Rep.) DarrelMaloney.com
Broadway: Hair (Associate Conductor), American Idiot (Associate Conductor/Conductor). National Tours: American Idiot 1st National (Music Director/Conductor), Hair (Associate Conductor), Spring Awakening 1st National (Music Director/Conductor), RENT (Music Director/Conductor). Other: Born Blue (Music Supervisor/Orchestrations). Recordings: David Reiser's Storyteller's Ball and Declan Bennett's An Innocent Evening of Drinking and Record: Breakup. Currently living in LA opening a vegan lifestyle center, The Springs TheSpringsLA.com.
Broadway's Scandalous, Encores! Fanny -City Center, Cy Coleman's Best Yet to Come (Drama Desk), Hansel and Gretel (PBS's "Live From Lincoln Center"), Lysistrata (Avery Fisher), Broadway by the Year (Town Hall), Grand Night For Singing-Bucks County, Love of Three Oranges, Magic Flute (Juilliard Opera), works for Momix, Williamstown, NYMF, NAMT, Dancebreak and NBC's "Grease" (assoc). As a performer, Lorin danced in 14 Broadway shows. BFA- Juilliard. Latarro.com
Associate Director: American Idiot, Grey Gardens (Broadway). Asst. Director: Rent (National Tour). Directing credits include Tokio Confidential (Atlantic Stage 2), I Have Loved Strangers (Clubbed Thumb), Comedy of Errors, Schmoozy Togetherness(Williamstown Theatre Festival), Semi-Permanent (NY Fringe Festival Award, Outstanding Solo Show), Sam Forman's The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Vineyard Playhouse) & The Moscows of Nantucket (Theater Workshop of Nantucket), Functional Drunk(Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Hatful of Rain (ITS Festival, Warsaw). She is currently in development with the new musical Golden Motors, with book and lyrics by Wendy Walters and music by Derek Bermel. Guest Faculty: Bard College, Strasberg Institute. Fellowships: Drama League, Boris Sagal and Fulbright. MFA, UT Austin.
Broadway: American Idiot, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Spring Awakening (Tony Award, Best Musical). Off-Broadway: Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads (Obie Award, Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics Award, Best Play), Film: A Home at the End of the World directed by Michael Mayer. Directing: Peter Parnell’s adaptation of John Irving’s The Cider House Rules. Acting: Thirty-seven plays including Equus and A Few Good Men (Broadway), The Normal Heart (London); films include Amadeus, Dominick and Eugene, Parenthood, Animal House, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame I and II.
In 2010, Ira was the lead producer, (along with Tom Hulce), of Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway. In 2007 they produced Spring Awakening, which won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical. In 2002, he won his first Tony Award for Private Lives starring Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan and in that same year co-produced Topdog/Underdog, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other Broadway credits include the acclaimed revival of The Iceman Cometh starring Kevin Spacey, Baz Luhrman’s production of La Bohème, Stones in His Pockets, Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party starring Henry Winkler and John Ritter, the hit revival of The Odd Couple starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick Jr..Also, during his 30 year career in the music industry he’s worked with artists as diverse as Placido Domingo, John Denver, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson and Ringo Starr.
Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. In addition to American Idiot, upcoming productions include the 2013/14 tour of Mamma Mia!, and the 2014/15 tours of Chaplin and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Past Productions include the North American tours of Tony Award winners In The Heights, Avenue Q and A Year With Frog and Toad. Produced Julie Andrews - The Gift of Music with performances at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Creators of four new musicals for young audiences including The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley and James and the Giant Peach. WLP is led by founding partner and President, Stephen Gabriel and Vice President, Nancy Gabriel. General Management, Scott Seay and Aniele Fortin. Production Management, Rhys Williams and Mike East. WorkLightProductions.com
BFA in Musical Theater from NYU (CAP21.) Music Director: Lovers, Runway 69, Alien! The Musical!; Assistant Music Director: Battlecry (Music: Paul Bogaev, Dir: Gabriel Barre), Nero (Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater),The King and I and Hairspray (Weston Playhouse); Copyist/Intern: Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, A Tale of Two Cities: Assistant: Andrew Lippa, Brian Lowdermilk. Info on Evan’s writing at EvanJayNewman.com
is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelors in Jazz and Classical guitar performance. He was raised in Dallas, TX but now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he has been teaching music lessons and touring with the blues guitar legend, Guitar Shorty.
is thrilled to be part of the American Idiot tour. He is a guitarist based out of Stamford, CT, where he teaches and performs with his band PANA! (www.panamusik.com). He also produces and arranges for several different acts in the tri-state area.
is a Cleveland, OH native who is thrilled to be on the road with his first professional tour. A 2012 graduate from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business, this marketing major is excited to be pursuing his lifelong passion - music! Unending thanks to Jared Stein, family and friends.
Summa Cum-Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, double major in performance and music education. He has performed and recorded with many world-renowned artists and producers. Ben resides in the NJ/NYC area. When not touring, he keeps busy as a session player, performer, teacher, and producer. Info at www.BenMarinoMusic.com.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jared is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful family! Off-Broadway: Orlando in As You Like It (Roy Arias Studios). Regional: Gabe in Next to Normal (Theatre Squared), Matthew in Altar Boyz (TriArts Sharon Playhouse), Anthony in Sweeny Todd (Fredrick Lowe Theatre.) Proud graduate of NYU Steinhardt. www.jarednepute.com
makes his touring debut in American Idiot having just graduated from the University of Michigan. University credits: Little Women (John Brooke), Bat Boy (Bud/Pan), Our Country’s Good (Arscott). Regional: Xanadu (Thalia), Enemy of the People (Ejlif). Many thanks to Jillian at Carnahan, my family, Paige, and the BRS Family. Follow @dan_tracy
is super psyched to join the Idiot family! Casey has been seen rockin’ it from the stage in Rent (Roger), Footloose (Ren), Chicago (Fogarty) and more, to the Sunset Strip with Side/Winders! So much love to my family, Halie and sidewindersmusic.com ! Follow @caseybrough, RAGE and LOVE! caseyofarrell.com
is stoked to be a part of this killer production! She is a recent graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance. Recent credits include Rent (Mimi), All Shook Up (Lorraine) and Avenue Q (Gary Coleman). Much love to her incredibly supportive family and friends. Papa <3
Taylor is undeniably happy to join this cast for her first national tour. Straight out of the California Bay Area, her favorite credits include The Wiz (Dorothy), Rent (Mimi), Spring Awakening (Wendla). Big love and hugs to her family and friends for all their love and hugs!!
is beyond excited to be a part of her first national tour! She recently graduated with a BFA in musical theatre from Emerson College where her credits include Anne Bogart's production of Cafe Variations and Sydney in the premiere production of Standardized Testing the Musical! Many thanks and love to Carnahan casting, her endlessly supportive family, and her wolf pack MT's of 2013.
is thrilled to be a part of this cast of IDIOT! He is a native Californian and graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Carson was seen on season 10 of American Idol, Raising Hope and can be seen this year in the film Without Ward. He thanks his parents and his hometown of Malibu for their love and support. @carsonshiggins
Tour Debut! Alex is a recent graduate from Wagner College. Past credits include Rent (Mark), Spring Awakening (Moritz), Avenue Q (Princeton). TV/Film: Contest, Detachment, Alien Dawn. Thanks to the cast, the team, and Dave at SGM. Love to my family, friends and Apes. www.alexboniello.com
is pumped to rock out with the American Idiot family! Proud graduate of the BA Theatre program at Penn State. Favorite roles: Spelling Bee (Barfee), Loves Labour’s Lost (Costard). He’d like to thank his family and friends, Carnahan Casting, Avalon Artists Group and everyone at PSU. We Are!
is thrilled to make his national tour debut! He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s BFA program and his favorite roles include: The Wild Party (Oscar), Our Town (George Gibbs), All Shook Up (Ensemble). Special thanks to Clear Talent Group and Worklight Productions, and the whole Idiot team! Thanks to family and friends for the support. @seanvgarner
is stoked to be joining the cast of American Idiot! National Tour: Shrek the Musical (Baby Bear, u/s Fiona). Tampa, FL native with a BA in English Literature, FSU. Love and gratitude to the incredible Granell clan, friends, and the Idiot team for their unfaltering support.
is ardently impassioned about his touring debut in American Idiot. Favorite credits: Youth in Passing Strange, Seaweed in Hairspray and Angel/Benny in Rent. Training: Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. S/o to Carnahan Casting, my girls at CESD and my amazing father, family and friends! www.antwaunholley.com #dreamscometrue
is beyond humbled to be making his national tour debut! An East Bay Area native, Andrew’s worked with such companies as Shotgun Players, Center repertory Company and Boxcar theatre. Eternal thanks and love to Mom, Dad, Grandma, Uncle Billie and Aunt Adrienne who’ve brought my dreams to life.
is thrilled to make her post-PSU debut on the American Idiot tour! She graduated in 2012 from Penn State. Some favorite roles include Mimi in Rent and Wendy in Peter Pan. Thanks to everyone on the tour, to her family and friends for all of their love.
is ecstatic to be able to call himself an Idiot! Off-Broadway: Into the Woods (Milky White/Woodsman) at the Public Theatre; Regional: Spring Awakening (Melchior), Next To Normal (Henry) at the ZACH Theatre. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, my beautiful sisters, Meg Pantera The Agency, and all my friends near and far! BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory.
from South Florida, is ecstatic to join The Idiots on tour! Regional credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reuben) at The Fulton Theatre. Favorite roles include Rent (Roger), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Altar Boyz (Juan). Love and gratitude to his family, Penn State faculty, Ed and Squad 13!
is absolutely stoked to be a part of this tour and thanks the Carnahan crew for making this opportunity possible. He is a Northern California native and would like to personally thank his family and friends for their unconditional love and support…For Brando.
is thrilled to be returning to AI for the second year. Graduate of BFA Music Theatre Class of 2012 from Elon University. Elon: Children of Eden (Abel), It’s Only Life (w/ John Bucchino). Turner is also a photographer (Turner Rouse Photography) and songwriter/producer under the alias Logical Confusion. Love to my family and the WHOLE Idiot family for the support! @turnerrousejr
is ecstatic to be joining the cast of American Idiot! She is a recent graduate of NYU: Tisch where she studied musical theatre at CAP21. She has recently been seen in NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation and has performed both regionally and in venues all over NYC. She would like to thank her incredible family and friends for their constant love and support! www.josephinespada.com
is psyched to make her national tour debut with American Idiot! Recently seen at The MUNY in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ethel Peas). She received a BFA from The Boston Conservatory where credits included 42nd Street and Strike up the Band (Anne). Thanks and love to family, friends and this AWESOME cast!