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"rarely has movement felt so poetically organic in a musical.
it's not even dance anymore, but life itself."
- new york post

"the most beautiful thing i've ever seen on a stage, hands down." - "once is not enough," the new york times

"once uses song and dance in a way i've never experienced in an american musical." - the new york times

"★★★★★! the most romantic show on broadway." - daily news

"a new musical to celebrate!" - newsday

"downright revolutionary!" - new york post

"one of the best things to happen to broadway in the last decade." - the hollywood reporter

"beautiful." - new york magazine

"pure, moving, inventive and irresistible." - ap

"★★★★! heart-stopping and enthralling." - the huffington post

tour cast

STUART WARD (Guy)

West End: Once, The Recruiting Officer (Donmar), Dreamboats and Petticoats. NYC: The Hired Man. UK Theater: The Go-Between, The Mayor of Zalamea. Television: “Downton Abbey,” “Holby City” and “Anthem for Doomed Youth” (BBC). Film: Our Girl (BBC Drama). Stuart is a British actor who trained at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in England. He is a keen singer-songwriter and is also the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for Sir Cliff Richard. More info at www.stuartward.net.

DANI de WAAL (Girl)

Broadway: Picnic. West End: Mamma Mia! (Sophie Sheridan). Edinburgh Fringe: Just So. Workshops: The Last Ship, LIFT, Defect. Film: Non-Stop. Dani trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Thank you Stone Manners Salners. Love to the Support System, near and far.

RAYMOND BOKHOUR (Da)

Broadway: Chicago (Helen Hayes Best Actor nomination). Film: Man on the Moon, Changing Lanes. TV: “30 Rock,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Third Watch,” “L&O.” Also a composer recorded by London Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Moravian Philharmonic. Co-authored The Suicide: A Musical Comedy directed in concert by John Rando. For you, Dad.

MATT DeANGELIS (Švec)

Broadway, West End and first national tour of Hair (Woof) and the first national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. He’s humbled to be performing with this clan of wonderful people and musicians. He believes in optimism, kindness, marriage equality, Actors’ Equity Association and the Boston Red Sox! Twitter: @Mattdeangelis22.

JOHN STEVEN GARDNER (Eamon)

NYC: Under the Greenwood Tree (Flea Theater). Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland). Thank you Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel, creative team, cast and crew! Love to Mom and Dad. B.F.A.: Ithaca College.

DONNA GARNER (Baruška)

Selected theater: Thea in Two Pianos, Four Hands (Canadian tour, Portsmouth, NH Opera House), Vi Petty in Buddy Holly (Theatre Aquarius, Charlottetown Festival, StageWest Calgary), Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret, Vicki in Full Monty (Rose Theatre), Fairy Godmother (Disney). To my love: “I carry your heart.”

EVAN HARRINGTON (Billy)

Is immensely grateful to be a part of this show! Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Alf), Avenue Q (Brian), The Phantom of the Opera (Piangi). Regional: Assassins (John Hinckley, Jr.), Sweeney Todd (Beadle/Pirelli), Into the Woods (Baker), The Full Monty (Dave). TV: “30 Rock.” www.evanharrington.com.

RYAN LINK (Emcee, u/s Guy)

Broadway: Wonderland (Knight/Rabbit u/s), Hair (Berger/Woof u/s), Rent (Roger). Tours: Hair (Woof), Aida (Radames s/b). Hometown: Seattle. Actors’ Equity since 2002. Proudly “going through it” since 2007, and now teaching, at Matthew Corozine Studio (NYC). For Granny & Grandpa, who knew the joys of music. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu... www.ryanlink.com.

BENJAMIN MAGNUSON (Bank Manager)

Broadway/Tour: Sweeney Todd (2005 revival and tour), Guys and Dolls (2009 revival), Les Misérables (25th anniversary). Regional: American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Human Race Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane. Film/Television: The Other Guys, “30 Rock.” Training: CCM. For Em. www.benjaminmagnuson.com.

ALEX NEE (Andrej, u/s Guy)

Credits include international tour of American Idiot (Johnny), Rent (Roger), Spring Awakening (Melchior), and The Who’s Tommy (Hawker). Proud Northwestern alum. He can’t believe that he gets to chill in a pub and jam with such beautiful people. “Thank you for everything, I have no complaints whatsoever.” @alexnee42.

ERICA SWINDELL (Ex-Girlfriend, u/s Girl, Réza)

Broadway: Once (Girl u/s, Réza u/s, Ex-Girlfriend u/s). Off-Broadway: Mary Broome (Mint Theater Company). NYC theater: Romeo and Juliet (American Globe Theatre); The Lady Drug Dealer (Fringe NYC). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Penn Shakes). Love to family and Jon. For Gdawg. www.ericaswindell.com.

KOLETTE TETLOW (Ivanka)

Age eight, national tour debut! Credits include commercials/print ads. Thank you David Doan, Rochelle Shulman of RKS, Erin Kesser and Bob Marks for your guidance. Love to my Pittsburgh family and friends. Thank you mom and dad for everything! Thrilled to be a part of Once! www.kolettetetlow.com.

CLAIRE WELLIN (Réza)

Broadway: Once. Regional: Eastland (Lookingglass Theatre), To Kill A Mockingbird and Man In Love (Steppenwolf Theatre), A Christmas Carol (The Goodman Theatre), and Killer Joe (Profiles Theatre). Claire leads the gypsy folk band Youth in a Roman Field and contributes to the Chicago-based Glad Fanny. B.F.A., Minnesota State University Mankato. www.clairewellin.com.

ESTELLE BAJOU (u/s Réza, Ex-Girlfriend)

is wonderstruck to join this remarkable troupe. Theater: PS122, LaMaMa, Rattlestick, HERE, Lark PDC, 59E59, Abingdon. Tour: The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne). TV: “Boardwalk Empire.” Film: Chaplin of the Mountains. Pour toi, maman. www.estellebajou.com.

STEPHEN McINTYRE (u/s Da, Bank Manager, Billy)

Shenandoah 1989 Broadway debut. Sweeney Todd 2006 Broadway and national tour (Jonas Fogg and Upright Bass/Cello). Broadway pit orchestras with tuba: Chicago, Chitty… Thank you Janet for25 years of love and encouragement.

ZANDER MEISNER (u/s Andrej, Švec, Eamon, Emcee)

is elated to be a part of Once. National tours: Annie (Rooster), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger). NYC/regional: FringeNYC, Drilling Company, Northlight among many more. Graduate: IU Music. Thanks to Stephen Kopel, Jim Carnahan, SpotCo and all who led him to this.

TINA STAFFORD (u/s Baruška)

New York: Ionescopade (York Theatre), I Married Wyatt Earp (59 E. 59), Illyria (Prospect Theatre Co). Regional: Westport Country Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Denver Center, Arena Stage, Paper Mill, Goodspeed Musicals, Shakespeare Theatres of New Jersey, Maine, Utah and Texas. Equity!

TIFFANY TOPOL (u/s Girl)

Credits include Xanadu (first national tour), Writers’ Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Milwaukee Rep. Tiffany collaborates with castmate Claire Wellin in her band, Glad Fanny, while also contributing to Claire’s proiect, Youth in a Roman Field.

MATT WOLPE (u/s Andrej, Švec, Eamon, Emcee, Billy)

Regional: Ensemble Theatre, Kirk Douglas, Pasadena Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, La Mirada. Matt attended The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. He’s also an accomplished songwriter. Love and thanks to Mom, Pops, Saunders/Wolpe crew and Gage. Info and music: MattWolpe.com.