THE 2018 NYMF CAST
An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL , Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After over 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva Mona Kent in the Broadway premiere of Randy Skinner's DAMES AT SEA. Lesli later returned to the role she originated to close out the Broadway run of MATILDA. This past winter, Lesli was seen off-Broadway starring as Cindy Lou Who in the one woman tour-de-force WHO'S HOLIDAY. Her hilarious show-stopping performance earned her critical acclaim as well as a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Solo Performance. Lesli was most recently cast as the co-lead of the ABC pilot "Most Likely To" opposite Yvette Nicole Brown. She can also be seen recurring on three current television dramas: Homeland (Showtime), Instinct (CBS), and Seven Seconds (Netflix). Last fall Lesli starred opposite Topher Grace, Taye Diggs & JC Chasez in the feature film "Opening Night" which can be seen on Netflix and iTunes.
Broadway: The Prom (Upcoming), Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland, Elf and Hair (Both 2009 & 2011 revival companies as well as earning a Helen Hayes Award for his performance at the Kennedy Center). Off-Broadway: Josh played the Steward in the Shakespeare In The Park’s production of Into the Woods starring Amy Adams and Donna Murphy. At 2nd Stage he originated the role of “Larry/Buddy” in William Finn & James Lapine’s Little Miss Sunshine. He then played “Richard” in the acclaimed revival of A New Brain* at Encores. Josh has also guest starred on such hit shows as “30 Rock,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Good Fight” and “Deadbeat.” You can find Josh on twitter: @JoshLamon and Instagram: @Josh.Lamon.
Laura Nicole Harrison
Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes 😊
Broadway/Nat'l Tour: Ragtime (1NT); Regional: Holiday Inn (Goodspeed, MUNY), Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk ("Top Of The Fringe 2018" at The Hollywood Fringe Festival); Pericles (Goodman); The Wild Duck (Court), Jacob & Jack (Victory Gardens), Carousel (Long Wharf), Coney Island Christmas (Wksp., Geffen), Oblivion (Wksp., Center Theatre Group); TV/Film: Masters of Sex (Showtime), Weeds (Showtime), Sing It! (YouTube Originals), Jersey Shore Shark Attack (SyFy), Game Shakers (Nickelodeon), Crystal's Balls (Funny Or Die, LA WebFest “Outstanding Lead Actress” nomination). Northwestern University grad.
Nerd Face 🤓
TV/Film: Westside (Netflix), Grace & Frankie (Netflix), Access Hollywood (NBC), Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (Lifetime); Off-Broadway: One Day (3LD); Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Goodman, Apollo), Tonight, Tonight (Court), Beethoven & Josephine (Wksp. Rancho La Puerta). Northwestern University grad. www.keithharrison.tv.
Seattle Native. TV/Film: Daredevil, Bushwick Beats, Apollo, Biz Kid$. NYC: Cherry Lane, WP Project. Arena: NFL, NBA, WNBA. Original Music Videos on YouTube, Facebook and iTunes/Spotify/Amazon. “Deserve” on Power 109.3. BFA: Carnegie Mellon. Love to Paul & Morgan, Emoji team, and always, my incredible family. @jabsinger
Smiling Face With Sunglasses 😎
Cooper is fresh of his run as “Lin Manuel as Hamilton” in the LA premiere of Spamilton. Other regional credits include: Evita (Che), In the Heights (Usnavi), Once on this Island (Daniel), West Side Story (Bernardo), RENT (Benny), and the opening cast of Frozen: Live at the Hyperion as Prince Hans. @thecooperhowell
Police Officer 👮♀️
(Broadway) Motown The Musical, (TV/Film) ATLANTA, Blue Bloods, The Blinds Spot, First Dates, Roxanne, Roxanne, (Off Broadway) VENICE at The Public Theatre, (International) Hinton Battle’s Variety Bang (Regional) October Sky at The San Diego Rep, Crowns & Dangerous Beauty at Pasadena Playhouse, VENICE at Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Construction Worker 👷♀️
NYMF: Play Like A Winner, God’s Country, The Calico Buffalo (reading). Regional: Hairspray (Arvada Center), A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre), A Little Night Music (Houston Grand Opera), Gay Bride Of Frankenstein (Seacoast Repertory Theatre), Marvelous Wonderettes (Brickhouse Theatre). TV: “For The People” (ABC) Film: “Welcome To New York”. Training: Webster Conservatory.
Pile of Poo 💩
Jessie is pleased as poo to be in this show! Credits include: Bingo! The Musical, Beehive!, You’re a Good Man...,The Life, Jekyll & Hyde. Thanks Chad Murnane, you’re super! Love to Mom, fam, frands, & her best boy Elmer McPooperton (you should follow him on Instagram) Oh! her too @jessiestella
Brandon L. Armstrong
I hope our little skit leaves you with full hearts and a huge smile! Also it would be super dope if everyone could head over to foundationforpuertorico.org and donate whatever you can to the beautiful people of PR.
Information Desk Person 💁♀️
Off-Broadway: ...The Mayor of Williamsburg, The Tempest. Chloe is not at all famous as an actor, but on Instagram she is best known for her lip illusions. Follow @chloe_the_fox to help buoy her career on arbitrary number!
Alex G. Kunz
Man In Business Suit Levitating 🕴
Alex is fresh off the first national tour of Amazing Grace: The Broadway Musical and is <insert star-struck emoji> to join the Emojiland team! Favorite credits: Next to Normal (Gabe) Ragtime (Younger Brother), Billy Elliot (Tony). Thank you, Mom & Dad for being there every step of the way. IG: @alexgkunz www.alexgkunz.com