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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 previously released two records (1039/Smooth Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that spoke to bored teenagers everywhere. The album eventually sold 15 million copies, earned the band its first Grammy® Award and inspired a raft of imitators. 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. "Jesus of Suburbia" set the tone by telling a tale of the choice between self-destruction and redemption that resonated with listeners of all ages, nationalities and political persuasions. 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. Last year, Green Day released its new album 21st Century Breakdown, which was nominated for three 2010 Grammy® Awards and won Best Rock Album. It also 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 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. For more about the band, visit www.greenday.com.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
- Michael Mayer
- Tom Kitt
- Steven Hoggett
- Christine Jones
- Andrea Lauer
- Kevin Adams
- Brian Ronan
- Darrel Maloney
- Jared Stein
- Lorin Latarro
- Johanna McKeon
- Work Light Productions
- Tom Hulce
- Ira Pittleman
- Evan Jay Newman
- Boris Pelekh
- Daniel Vildosola
- Mike Cohen
- Samuel Quiggins
- Danny Young
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.
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, on NBC in January 2013; director and consulting producer for the first season of Smash. Upcoming: Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera.
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), From Up Here (MTC), and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons). 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!
is co-founder and artistic director of Frantic Assembly. Recent credits include Little Dogs, Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello (TMA Award, Best Direction). As associate director/movement, Steven worked on the multi award-winning production Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland), for which he received the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography. Other choreography and movement director credits include Once (Lortel Award - Outstanding Choreography, Broadway, ART, Boston, & New York Theatre Workshop), Peter & the Starcatcher (Lortel Award – Outstanding Choreography, Broadway and New York Theatre Workshop) Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hothouse and Market Boy (Royal National Theatre); Hunter, 365, The Bacchae and The Wolves In The Wall (National Theatre of Scotland). With Scott Graham, Steven wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge).
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.
Broadway: American Idiot, Bring It On: the Musical. Touring: American Idiot, Bring It On. Off Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Unnatural Acts, RX, ’Or, The Butcher of Baraboo,Elephant Dreams. Regional: My Brilliant Divorce, Tales of Hollywood, American Idiot. Selected Alley Theatre Credits (Houston, TX): The Crucible, After the Fall, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Steel Magnolias. She also designs for dance: Trey McIntyre Project, Sean Currin, STREB, and is a fashion stylist. MFA- NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow), NYSCA Grant 2011 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
has designed the sound for over twenty Broadway productions. Broadway: Bring It On, Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nomination), The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Anything Goes (Drama Desk), American Idiot, Promises, Promises, Next to Normal (Tony nomination), Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening as well as Grey Gardens and The Pajama Game which both earned Drama Desk nominations. Off Broadway: Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles, Bug (Obie and Lucille Lortel awards).
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), Broadway South Africa (Music Supervisor). Recordings: David Reiser's Storyteller's Ball and Declan Bennett's An Innocent Evening of Drinking and Record: Breakup.
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). 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, producers of 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. Launching the 2013 U.S. touring production of Traces as general/production managers. Upcoming productions include the 2013/14 tour of Mamma Mia!. 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. 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 Berklee trained guitarist who has toured internationally and appeared in Broadway shows such as Spiderman. He also heads his own band called Hey Guy.
is an award-winning guitarist trained in both Classical and Jazz genres. When not touring, Daniel keeps busy in NYC performing, teaching and composing.
is a multi-instrumentalist/producer/session player from Toronto Canada. Mike has toured internationally and recorded on several albums. He is also trained in theory and composition.
is an award winning performer and teacher from NYC. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee Samuel has performed with many notable artists and groups including most recently Young the Giant.
is a NY-based drummer who has toured with Young Frankenstein, the hair band Nelson, and most recently played/wrote the drum book for the new Jerry Lewis musical The Nutty Professor.
is a Bay Area native and a senior (on leave) at Northwestern University. Recent credits include Spring Awakening (Melchior), Rent (Roger) and The Who’s Tommy (Hawker). He’s thrilled to join such an amazing team for his first tour. Love and thanks to his family, friends and all of the Idiots.
is proud to be a part of this tour. He recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. He is a member of Less Than Rent Theatre Company as well as the Lust & Liberty Theatre Company. He would like to thank his mother, step-father, sister and girlfriend for their love and support.
is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She was seen in productions in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival such has Realm of the Unreal (Daily) and Dog Sees God (Van’s Sister). Endless love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Quigleys and Rachel!
is a recent graduate of the University of Miami with a BM in musical theatre and could not be more ecstatic to rock out with the IDIOTteam. Special thanks to the creative team, JV, Cynthia, Joy and family and friends for their support. For my rock star, LW. www.JennaRubaii.com
is thrilled to be joining the Idiot family! She has just come from creating the role of Olive in Sidekicks! (NYMF). Regional: Guys and Dolls (New London Barn Playhouse) and Into the Woods (CPCC). BFA Elon. Thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Caitlyn, the K’s and DGRW for being in my corner!
could not be more excited to be a part of this incredible production. He just graduated with a BM from UMiami. Thanks to the entire team and cast. Love to the family and all of you guys! Rock on!
could not be more pumped to rock out with the cast of American Idiot! Rage and Love to Jim Carnahan Casting, the American Idiot fam and the amazing rock stars that share the stage. Many thanks and eternal love to her family. Howard University: BFA-Acting. Selah
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 Los Angeles. Carson was featured on season 10 of American Idol and just finished shooting Without Ward. He thanks his parents and his hometown of Malibu for their love and 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
A native of Birmingham, AL, Daniel is amped to be part of this punktastic show. Fav Roles: Enjolras (Les Mis), Buddy (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), Troy Bolton (HSM 1 and 2). Thanks to Dave at Shirley Grant. Love to family, and AG. Proud to be an IDIOT. @danielcjackson
is so excited to be making his first professional debut in American Idiot! Musical Theater junior at Pace University. Plano, Texas native. Love and appreciation to Carnahan, Amy, his family and mother Karen for always believing in him! Love my Pace MT family! With drive and passion anything is possible!
could not be more thrilled to be an IDIOT! He would like to thank Carnahan Casting for this amazing opportunity, his family and friends for their unending love and support, and Jim and Joan for being his #1 fan. This performance is dedicated to Boco 2012. Much love!
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 thrilled to be making his professional debut. Graduate of the BFA Music Theatre Class of 2012 from Elon University. Elon: Children of Eden (Abel), It’s Only Life with John Bucchino, Hair (General MacNamara). Turner is also a photographer and songwriter/composer under the alias Logical Confusion. www.SoundCloud.com/Logical-Confusion
graduated from the Hartt School with a BFA in Musical Theatre. His most recent accomplishments have circulated around Disney Cruise Lines playing roles such as Simba in Golden Mickeys and Jaq in Twice Charmed. He is very excited to be a part of this amazing production and thanks his family and friends for their love and support!
Int’l: Urintown, Bobby (Edinburgh, Scotland). Off Broadway: The Who’s Tommy (Abrams Arts Center). Selected Regional: Idaho! The Musical, Chicago, Biloxi Blues (Forestburgh Playhouse, NY), Batboy (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta). Favorite Roles: Radames/Aida, Al/A Chorus Line, Jimmy/Thoroughly Modern Millie. TV: Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. BFA Drama NYU: Tisch. Love to my family for their support. www.DustinHSmith.com
is extremely excited to be in the UK/National Tour of American Idiot! Graduate of Montclair State. Credits: The Unexpected Dreams. Off-Broadway: Freckleface, The Musical (Emily), The Ohmies (original Daisy Dog), Virtually Me (Lindsey, US Tour-Original Cast). Special thanks to the American Idiot team, my manager and of course her parents! www.AshleyTobias.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!
has starred alongside Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade (Jimmy). He studied Media Music at BYU and has ROCKED Europe, China & Australia. Special thanks to Carnahan Casting for believing in me. Super LOVE to Family, Jers & Germy! This one's for Gilmores.