Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society – and a heart – can face: Who are we? And who matters?
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Michael C. Brown (he/him) Skull
Michael is thrilled to be part of this incredible ensemble of characters. Along with his musical theatre experience he has toured with Todrick Hall, Cirque, traveled the world on cruise ships and is a TikTok star. Thanks to my family, Shane and Auggie. Follow @dontcrossagayman.
Jaden Dominique (she/her) Construction Worker
Jaden is a Senior at Texas Christian University pursuing her Bachelors in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. She is so blessed to be a part of this wonderful show. She would like to thank God, family, Her agent Mikey Nagy and the entire Emojiland production team.
Allyson Gishi (she/her) Swing
Allyson is a graduate of AMDA College of the Performing Arts with a BFA in Musical Theater. She has spent a summer performing with the College Light Opera Company, and performed at the Hollywood Bowl with Kristen Chenoweth. She is beyond excited to be joining the Emojiland cast! Joshua 1:9
Dahlya Glick (they/them) Person in Business Suit Levitating
Based in LA, Dahlya is a vocalist, musician, writer, and actor. Proud member of Story Pirates and comedic band, Femmedy Trio (@femmedytrio). TV: Awkwafina is Nora of Queens, Scream Queens, Spongebob Squarepants, Perry Mason, I Can See Your Voice. Love to family, friends, and Emojiland team. IG: @oprahwinfreckle // dahlyaglick.com
Christopher Hobson (he/they) Sunny
Christopher (currently looking for representation) is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is super excited to launch his career as Sunny in Emojiland-The Musical. Honored to make his professional debut, he gives gratitude to his family and teachers for believing in him and pushing him to be his best.
Sarah Isola (she/her) Smize
Sarah is ecstatic to be making her National Tour debut in Emojiland! She is a recent graduate of UNCSA (HS Drama). Most notable performances include Legally Blonde (Elle Wooperforming with Broadway Icon’s Chita Rivera & Laura Bell Bundy. Tiktok: @sarahcisola.
Steven Klenk (he/him) Prince
Steven is thrilled to be making his national tour debut with Emojiland! He is a recent graduate of Millikin University (BA Theatre, Communication minor) and he sends endless thanks to his family, friends, and teachers for their unwavering love and support. Look Momma!! @stevenklenk Stevenklenk.com
Keith Mankowski (he/him) Guard
Keith is THRILLED to be making his National Tour debut. Recent credits: Side Show (Bearded Lady) at White Plains Performing Arts Center, Off-Broadway Credit: Contact High: A New Musical (2019). Shout out to my friends & family for their constant support I wouldn't be here without you! Insta: @bbkct TikTok: @therealkeithmankowski.
Oshie Mellon (she/her) Kissy Face/ Information Desk Person
Oshie is currently a musical theatre major at James Madison University. Favorite credits include Legally Blonde, Head Over Heels, and Godspell. Many thanks to the Emojiland Team for this opportunity and to my family for their endless support. @fairy_princess_oshie oshiemellon.com
Sheridan Mirador (he/him) Nerd Face
Sheridan’s most recent credits include Paul (A Chorus Line), Warren (Ordinary Days), and Davey (Newsies). He is currently studying Musical Theatre at Missouri State University, where he is receiving a BFA. He would like to thank his family and friends for the endless amount of love and support.
Gina Morgigno (she/her) Princess
Gina is a NYC based actress who could not be more thrilled to be part of the Emojiland fam after falling in love with the previous run! Big thanks to the creative team for the opportunity to step into those pink stilettos and bring Princess on the road!
Maeghin Mueller (she/her) Pile of Poo
An Orlando native, Maeghin most recently performed as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde and as the Gingerbread Witch in Hänsel und Gretel. She’s also sung internationally as The Abbess in Suor Angelica in Vienna, Austria and as Woman 4 in the five-time award-winning show, F*ckboys the Musical in Melbourne, Australia.
Zachary A. Myers (they/she) Police Officer
Zachary is a musical theatre performer from Fort Smith, Arkansas. They're thrilled to be making their National Tour Debut! Zachary would like to thank Binder Casting, Visceral Entertainment, the rest of the Emojiland creative team for this opportunity; and for the doors this will open for the trans/non binary performers of the industry. And to Jhoni & Stacy "Love ya to the moon & back, I wouldn't be here without you two."
Samantha N. Sostarich (she/her) Swing/Dance Captain
Samantha is thrilled for her First National Tour! Regional: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti), Hairspray(Velma Von Tussle), Annie (Lily St. Regis), Boeing Boeing (Gretchen), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood), and Who’s Holiday! (Cindy Lou). Love to family & friends. SamanthaSostarich.com Insta/TikTok: @angelsamui
Andrew Tufano (he/him) Dancing Person #2
Andrew is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut! He is a recent grad of Millikin University (BFA in Musical Theatre/Minor in Dance). Recent credits include Steven Kodaly in “She Loves Me”, Ensemble and U/S Monty in “Violet”, and 2 seasons at Six Flags Great America. A proud Chicago native, he thanks his teachers, family, friends, & Mom and Dad. Visit @andrew.tufano on Insta! Let’s dance :)
Alana Walker (she/her) Person Dancing #1
Alana is from Greensboro, NC and has studied all styles of dance at her home studio, Pointe! Technique and Conservatory, alongside with Elise Jonell. Alana’s near future goal is to keep performing and soon make it into the tv/film industry.
Eustace J. Williams: (he/him) Swing
Eustace is a Chicago-based artist who is utterly thrilled to be a part of the First National Tour of Emojiland The Musical. He extends his gratitude to God, his family, Songbird B.L.U., and Sunshine for their love and support. #All Things in Divine Order
Keith Harrison (Co-Writer/ Orchestrations)
is a musical wizard whose credits include work on The Prom (Netflix, upcoming), Cinderella (Sony, upcoming), “The Politician” (Netflix), “American Ido”l (FOX, ABC), “American Horror Story” (FX), “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix), Westside (Netflix), Kidding (Showtime), “The Daytime Emmy Awards” (POPTV), “Claws” (TNT), UglyDolls (STX), “911” (FOX), and the original Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet. Notable collaborators have included: Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, Ben Vereen, Ana Gasteyer, Shoshana Bean, Andrew Lippa, Larry O’Keefe, Babyface, Emmylou Harris, Jason Alexander and many more.
Thomas Caruso (Director)
Southern Comfort (The Public Theatre; NY Times Critics Pick, Lucille Lortel Award & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations: Best New Musical), Dynamo: Seeing Is Believing (West End, U.K. & Australian Tours). B’way National Tours: Matilda, Ghost, Master Class. Broadway Associate Director credits include: A Christmas Carol, Groundhog Day, Matilda, Ghost, Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams, Follies, Master Class. Other directing credits include: David Blaine: Real or Magic (Asia tour); Earth To Bucky (Bay Street Theatre), the premiere of Terrence McNally and Israel Horovitz’s Off Season (Gloucester Stage).
Kenny Ingram (Choreographer)
Kenny has returned to choreography after 15 years in the Broadway and touring companies of The Lion King. Choreography credits include: 42nd Street (Marriott Lincolnshire; Joseph Jefferson Award), Dreamgirls (Papermill Playhouse), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Portland Stage/Maine State Music Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Sophisticated Ladies (The Fulton Theatre), Dreamgirls (Marriott Lincolnshire; Black Theatre Alliance Award), Nomathemba (Steppenwolf Theatre). Kenny won the award for Outstanding Choreography for Emojiland at the New York Musical Festival.
Lena Gabrielle (Music Director)
Lena is a music director, arranger/orchestrator, composer/lyricist and performer specializing in new works development. Her original songs and musicals have been performed all over the country; her musical Tink received an award for excellence in family theatre at the New York Musical Festival in 2016. NYC: You, Me, I, We,Endangered!, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, New York Animals, Regional: Aida, The Full Monty, A Taste of Things to Come. Love to the entire Emojiland team, MCG, Kristen, and Beth - anything is possible! lenagabriellemusic.com
David Goldstein (Scenic Designer)
West End: Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (also US Tour and Off-Broadway). Off-Broadway: Church And State (New World Stages), That Golden Girls Show (DR2), Soul Doctor (Actors Temple), The Portal (Minetta Lane), Stalking The Bogeyman (New World Stages). Select Regional: Souvenir (Penguin Rep), The Great Gatsby (Des Moines Playhouse), Someone Else (NCStage), 9 to 5, Anything Goes, All Shook Up (WVPublic), Heathers (Drake University). David’s prolific work has been seen at dozens of other theaters around the country.
Vanessa Leuck (Costume Designer)
Off-Broadway: Disenchanted! (Westside Theatre; Henrey Hewes Design Award nomination), Confidence and The Speech (Theater Row), #DateMe (Westside Theater), Midnight at the Never Get (York Theater Company), Trump Family Special (Triad). National Tours: Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate (FELD), Disenchanted! (Starvox Entertainment). Regional: Capital Repertory Theater, American Music Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Fireside Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company. Other favorite designs: BCEFA’s Broadway Backwards and Broadway Bares; Pope! and The Time Machine (NYMF).
Jamie Roderick (Lighting Designer)
Off-Broadway: Midnight at the Never Get (YorkTheatre, Drama Desk Nomination), Caesar & Cleopatra (GTG), Safeword (ATA), Accidentally Brave (DR2), We Are The Tigers (Theatre 80), Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane), The Woodsman (New World Stages, PBS), Afterglow, A Dog Story, Ken Davenport's That Bachelorette Show. London: It Happened in Key West. Regional: The Bikinis! (Long Wharf Theatre, Riverside Theatre, WBT), Romeo & Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company) Twelfth Night, Midsummer, Macbeth, Hamlet (Shakespeare On The Sound).
Ken Goodwin (Sound Designer)
Broadway: Rocktopia (Associate), The Parisian Woman (Associate), Groundhog Day (Associate), Hedwig and The Angry Inch (also US Tour; Assistant), On The Town (Assistant); Off-Broadway: Socrates (The Public Theater), Barbecue (The Public Theater; Assistant), The Band’s Visit, The Total Bent (Assistant), The Wildness Sky-Pony’s Rock Fairy Tale (Ars Nova; Associate). Ken has also worked as a mixer on and off Broadway, at Spoleto Festival USA, and at regional theaters across the country, including The Ogunquit Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Adirondack Theatre Festival, and Berkeley Rep.
Lisa Renkel & POSSIBLE (Projection Designer)
POSSIBLE is a global authority on video design for live events, having spent nearly a decade collaborating with the most relevant and innovative recording artists and realizing large scale installations. Together with projection designer Lisa Renkel, they use the intersection of art and technology in bringing theatrical stages to life. Current/recent productions: Ariana Grande Sweetener Tour, Lady Gaga Enigma Residency, Childish Gambino This Is America Tour.
Bobbie Zlotnik (Hair Design)
Bobbie is ecstatic to be reunited with Vanessa Leuck on Emojiland!!! His Off-Broadway hair and make-up design credits include Disenchanted, BedBugs!!!, and Forbidden Broadway. Recent design credits include I Due Figaro (Manhattan School Of Music), Elf (Gateway), Kinky Boots (Hangar) and the premiere of To Wong Foo – The Musical (AADA).
Ethan Nienaber (Associate Director)
Ethan is a New York based director and new work developer. Previous NY directing credits include: Decky Does A Bronco (US Premiere - Royal Family), Edge of Everything (Sprout Works Harvest Festival), Nobody Nose &Back/Story (World Premieres - General Mischief Dance Theatre), Beast’s Beauty &The Project: An Opera (World Premieres - Lincoln Center). Previous assistant credits include: Emojiland (NYMF), Jericho(Laura Braza - Attic Theater Co.) and various Industry Readings. Next, he will be the Movement Director for BENT (Triskelion Arts). Ethan is a proud graduate of UNCSA Drama.
Dana Marie Ingraham (Associate Choreographer)
Broadway credits include Hot Feet, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (OBC), Motown the Musical. National Tours: The Lion King, The Color Purple (1st Nat’l); Motown the Musical (1st Nat’l). Off Bway: Sense of an Ending. Concert dance credits include Philadanco, Armitage Gone! Dance, among others. Dana Marie is a co-founder of Broadway Serves (an affiliate of BC/EFA), and a United States Presidential Scholar of the Arts. Head up, eyes open. Represent Ingraham.
Adele Rylands (Violence Consultant)
An original work directing graduate of NYU and Playwrights HorizonsTheater School, Adele is also an IATSE Local One Candidate as a Broadway Stagehand and the proud CEO of her own health and wellness business. Previous fight directing credits include Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Broadway Bares On Demand (Hammerstein Ballroom), The Time Machine (Theatre Row), LadyShip and Manuel vs the Statue of Liberty (Signature Theatre). adelerylands.com
Marjorie Ann Wood (Production Stage Manager)
Tour: The Prisoner, The Merchant of Venice Off Broadway: Accidentally Brave (Daryl Roth), My Name’s Not Indian Joe (EBP), Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart (ERC), One Thousand Nights and One Day (Prospect), Bulldozer (AGT), The View UpStairs (InvisibleWall), A Dog Story (Davenport), Pericles, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Ruzante! (TFANA),Abyss, Ludic Proxy (PlayCo), Regional: Peerless, Kiss Me, Kate!, On The Town, Romance in Hard Times, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd (Barrington Stage), Big River (Unquowa Rep), Phantom! (Moonlight), Hedwig (Cygnet) MFA: Rutgers LTMF
Becky Abramowitz (Assistant Stage Manager)
Becky is a storyteller working as a director, stage manager, and more. Off-Broadway includes: Theatre Row, Theatre at St. Clement’s, TFANA, Drunk Shakespeare, Trainspotting Live, HERE Arts Center, IRT Theater, Women’s Project Theater, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Access Theater, Soho Rep, and Sleep No More. Other NYC: Dixon Place, NYTB, STREB, and many festivals. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, and Endstation Theatre Company. B.A. Theatre from FSU. Thank you, Mum! @thebeckywthegoodhair
Binder Casting (Casting)
Founded by Jay Binder, CSA in 1984. Binder has cast over 80 Broadway productions, dozens of National Tours, several off-Broadway shows, workshops and labs, in addition to seasons for over twenty-five regional theatres around the country. Broadway highlights include: Disney’s The Lion King (All North American casting), In Transit, Dames at Sea, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Finian’s Rainbow, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, The 39 Steps, White Christmas, Is He Dead?, Inherit The Wind, Journey’s End, Butley, Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street, The Music Man, The Iceman Cometh, ...Charlie Brown, The Sound of Music, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Chicago, The King and I, Damn Yankees, Lost in Yonkers, Jake’s Women, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Goodbye Girl, among others. Film/TV highlights: Dreamgirls, Chicago, Nine, Hairspray, Carousel (PBS/NY Phil) and Six by Sondheim (HBO). Encores! At City Center since its inception in 1994. Twelve–time Artios Award winner and the recipient of the Rosie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Part of RWS Entertainment Group. www.bindercasting.com
Tinc Productions (Production Management)
Established in 2007, Tinc Productions, LLC is a technical producing firm, providing experienced production management, technical talent staffing and event consulting services. Tinc specializes in high-profile theatrical productions, corporate events, meetings, and immersive experiences throughout the world. Recent credits include Broadway's Slava's Snowshow, The Play That Goes Wrong, Little Shop of Horrors, Rock of Ages Hollywood, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Puffs, Mike Birbiglia's The New One, Pip's Island, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Shanghai and nine seasons of the New York Musical Festival. For more information, please visit our website www.tincproductions.com
YesBroadway (Social Media & Influencer Marketing)
YesBroadway is a media and arts marketing company founded by Sam Maher with a focus on turning more young people into frequent theatergoers. Recent campaigns include Broadway shows such as Be More Chill, Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma!, and Beetlejuice, as well as several Off-Broadway theater companies and theater-adjacent brands. Sam's favorite emoji is the jazz hands emoji, which some people think is a hugging emoji...but he's not falling for it!
Dan DeMello (Publicist)
Dan has coordinated press campaigns across the US, Canada, Mexico City, Dublin, London, and Berlin. Current clients include Poseidon Theater Company, Psycho Clan, The Theater Center on 50th & Broadway, and NYC's longest-running play Perfect Crime. Current international clients include London based comedian Ashley Blaker and Dublin based actress Laoisa Sexton. He also designed the widely successful publicity campaign that attracted top-tier media coverage for the gay social networking & dating app SCRUFF, which now has over 15 million members globally.
MP Productions, LLC (Co-Producer)
We support meaningful theatrical productions that are inclusive, relevant, and engaging.
Alan Scheinbaum (Co-Producer)
Graduate of Northwestern University BA and Northwestern Law School JD. Former State’s Attorney and attorney with Rudnick and Wolfe. Member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since 1978, former member of Board of Directors. Proud father of Laura and Carly and husband of Dr. Sandi Scheinbaum.
THE DODGERS (Co-Producer)
A theatrical producing partnership hatched in 1978 by six friends. Responsible for over 175 productions in North America, UK, Europe and Australasia, they have been blessed by a host of awards from Broadway’s Tonys (56), London’s Oliviers, Australia’s Helpmanns and the like. Their president is Michael David. Their offices are in Times Square and Covent Garden, London.
Brad Cerenzia (Co-Producer)
Executive Producer - Circle Gets The Square. An early investor and producer of Disenchanted! Off-Broadway and incubator for numerous theatrical and virtual reality works, including "Outrage Onstage", Jacques Lamarre’s "My Vhite House Christmas Spashial", "Ready Hunty One", regional productions of Disenchanted!, and "Disenchanted! 10th Anniversary Album" released 2019.
Vanessa Leuck & Ethan Popp (Co-Producer)
Producing debut. Vanessa is a costume & makeup designer and performing arts professor, and Ethan is a Grammy- & Tony nominated music producer, supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator. Currently developing a number of exciting, original properties. Favorite production: their 3-year-old son, Aldrin. Thanks to family & friends for their support.
Jacquelyn Bell (Associate Producer)
Jacquelyn founded Bell Arts, a commercial theatre and live event producing entity in 2015. She is most known for the critically acclaimed productions of Broadway for Black Lives Matter #Bway4BLM, and Summertime. She is a founder of Broadway Advocacy Coalition, the 2018 Commercial Theatre Institute Fred Vogel Scholar, and is a Fellow of the Broadway League. Notable collaborations include, Broadway: The Band's Visit and King Kong; Off-Broadway: Life Sucks and Curvy Widow. Jacquelyn has been featured in Forbes, NBC News, PBS, and Black and Making It.
Visceral Entertainment (Executive Producer & General Manager)
Visceral Entertainment founded and operated by Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka, is the lead producer of Midnight at The Never Get, which received a NY Times Critic’s Pick, Bistro & MAC Awards, and was nominated for Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle and Off-Broadway Alliance awards for its 2018 run at the York Theatre Company. Midnight will open Off-Broadway in Summer 2020, kicking off a national tour. Additional highlights include Happy Birthday, Wanda June (The Duke on 42nd Street / NY Times Critic’s Pick), Life Sucks (NY Times Critic’s Pick), Money Talks, Endangered! The Musical, The Wrong Box and The First Annual Trump Family Special.
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EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL NATIONAL TOUR TO CLOSE EARLYPRODUCTION TO FILM ONE-NIGHT-ONLY LIVE-CAPTURE IN COLUMBUS ON JUNE 4th, 2022
(New York, NY) – The producers of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL announced today that the production’s national tour will close after its opening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend. The hit 2020 Off-Broadway show was set for a seven-week tour originally scheduled to kick off on Friday, June 3rd in Columbus, Ohio and play several other cities across the United States.
The production will now play a special event performance on June 4th, 2022 at 8PM at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. This one-night-only event will be filmed for a live-capture of the musical. Free tickets for the special performance are available at Emojiland.com. VIP packages and seating is also available for purchase.
“Putting out a national tour of an Off-Broadway show was always a leap of faith, driven by our passion for the project and belief in the necessity of its life-affirming message that couldn’t be more relevant today,” said Michael Chase Gosselin, one of the show’s producers at Visceral Entertainment. “Unfortunately, despite the tireless efforts of so many individuals, the fates have not aligned, and we were unable to gain the traction needed in key markets due in part to complications posed by COVID-19. We are heartbroken at having to close the tour early. We cannot even begin to express how grateful to and amazed by our incredible creative team, cast, and crew who have built a truly special new production.”
The show’s co-creator, Keith Harrison Dworkin added, “The point of this tour was to share the unique source of love and light that is EMOJILAND with audiences outside NYC - powered by this incredibly talented and energetic new cast. So while it is the ultimate bummer that the tour must be cut short, the opportunity to capture this stunning production on camera and share it with the world in an even bigger way is a very uplifting silver lining.”
Reserve free tickets for the June 4th, 2022 one-night-only performance now. VIP Seating is also available for purchase.