The Addams Family Cast & Crew

The Addams Family Cast & Crew

Meet The Cast & Crew of The Addams Family

TERI HATCHER (MORTICIA ADDAMS)

Teri Hatcher’s career has spanned memorable performances in movies, television and on stage. Over the course of the groundbreaking show’s eight season run, her wildly successful portrayal of Susan Mayer on ABC’s award-winning “Desperate Housewives” earned her a 2005 Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Musical or Comedy, Television), a 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series), a 2006 Golden Globe Award nomination, a 2005 Television Critics Award nomination and a 2005 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. The role of the single mom searching for love in the sometimes sordid, always intriguing world of Wisteria Lane vaulted Hatcher to the pinnacle of today’s hottest comedic actresses.

Having also starred as Lois in the ABC series “Lois and Clark,” Hatcher often finds herself a role model to young women in journalism and carries a Superman fan base that is nothing short of global. Most recently, Hatcher starred in Hallmark’s “A Kiss Before Christmas,” where she re-united with her “Desperate Housewives” co-star James Denton. She also appeared in Showtime’s 2021 comedy special, “Even More Funny Women of a Certain Age,” which marked her stand-up comedy debut. Hatcher played the villainous Rhea in CW’s “Supergirl.” Hatcher’s career on the small screen spans some of the most iconic shows in television history, including “Seinfeld,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Frasier,” “MacGyver,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Smallville.” Her comedic expertise was noted when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 1995, landing at least two of her sketches in the “Best of SNL” highlights series.

Hatcher’s first feature film role in Christopher Guest’s “The Big Picture” remains one of her career highlights, along with movie roles in “Soapdish,” “Spy Kids,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and voicing all three mothers in Henry Selick’s Oscar-nominated animated film, “Coraline,” as well as voicing the character of Dottie in Disney’s “Planes” franchise. Her fearless desire to challenge herself and experience the world led her to star as Sally Bowles in the Sam Mendes-directed touring company of “Cabaret” in 1999, for which she received critical acclaim and standing ovations from Los Angeles to Boston.

In 2006, Hatcher wrote her first book, a funny and inspiring look at a woman finding balance between family, career and self, entitled Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life. The book showcased Hatcher’s ability to connect with and know her audience, Leslie Bennetts of Vanity Fair said “Reading [Hatcher’s] book is like gabbing with a funny, appealing girlfriend who is completely aware of her own neuroses.” It remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for four weeks.

In addition to a widely successful acting career, Hatcher is a health advocate and an avid cook, having studied at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and having won “The Great Celebrity Bake Off” for Stand Up To Cancer, as well as the popular television show “Chopped.” Embarking on a new journey, Hatcher launched her successful YouTube channel, Hatching Change – the story of Teri’s quest to unite and inspire people from all walks of life to learn to be healthy, conquer life’s toughest questions, and once and for all stop eating sh*t out of a box with her shows “Van Therapy” and “Don’t Eat ‘It’ Out of a Box.” “Van Therapy” follows Teri having conversations and connecting with everyday people out and about in Los Angeles. In “Don’t Eat ‘It’ Out of a Box,” she gives tutorials on alternatives to boxed meals and snacks. Her easy-to-follow tutorials are as funny as they are informative and educational.

Hatcher has been named #1 on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women” list, and featured on Maxim’s annual “Hot 100 List.” Among her pop culture honors, Hatcher has had the distinction of being the most downloaded image on the internet the year she posed wrapped in Superman’s cape — and nothing else!

Teri Hatcher

EDWARD STAUDENMAYER (GOMEZ ADDAMS)

Edward Staudenmayer reopened Broadway in Girl from the North Country.

Broadway: Wonderland, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.

Tours: Anastasia, Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Scarlet Pimpernel, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Joseph…

Other: 28 years with Forbidden Broadway (3 Cast Recordings) South Pacific (Guthrie), Spamalot (Vegas), Spamilton, Something Rotten, Mamma Mia, Pageant, Children of Eden, 1776 ,9 to 5, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, The Great Ostrovsky, On The Twentieth Century, Jane Eyre, Noises Off, A Room With A View, Cats (Hamburg)

Nominations: Helen Hayes, Barrymore, National Theater Award.

Recent Film: “1001.”

UCLA Graduate/Carol Burnett Award. AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGVA Member.

Ed Staudenmayer

JANELLE VILLAS (WEDNESDAY ADDAMS)

JANELLE VILLAS is a fresh transplant from Chicago. Some favorite regional theatre credits include: Baked! The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, The King And I, American Idiot, Dracula, Chimerica, Pilgrims, Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It.

She’s trained at The Second City and The School At Steppenwolf. She’s been featured on NBC’s “Chicago Med”.

Janelle Villas

LEANDER LEWIS (PUGSLEY ADDAMS)

LEANDER LEWIS – Theater credits; Gavroche in Les Miserables, Les in Newsies (La Canada Junior Theater) and Charlie in Oliver! (Millikan Performing Arts School).

V/0 credits include Young Stolas in “Helluva Boss” (YouTube web series).

Leander has trained at Liv’Arts, LABA, Groundlings LA, and ArtsEd London.

Born in the UK, Leander enjoys British comedy, retro videos games and playing the piano. He is very excited to be appearing in his first professional theater production!

Leander Lewis

BENJAMIN PEREZ (MAL BEINECKE)

BENJAMIN PEREZ is so happy to be playing a “normal” dad! L.A. native born actor/singer/director.

National Tours: Sen. Evergreen/NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (K. Marshall), Kevin Rosario/IN THE HEIGHTS (Kail/Lacamoire/Blankenbuehler).

Regional: Herald/ASSASSINS, King Agnarr/FROZEN, Gomez Addams/THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Bill Austin/MAMMA MIA, Peron/EVITA, Tito Merelli/LEND ME A TENOR. Traveled the world as a Guest Entertainer for Princess Cruises. Studied with Ben Bollinger’s renowned Citrus College Singers.

Many thanks to this brilliant creative team, this creepy, kooky cast of characters, and 5 Star Theatricals. Happy Halloween, we’re crazier than you!! As always, for my dear Papa, Moe.

Benjamin Perez

TRISHA RAPIER (ALICE BEINEKE)

TRISHA RAPIER is thrilled to be making her 5-Star Theatricals debut with The Addams Family.

Trisha’s Broadway and National Tour credits include: The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman (Liza Minnelli u/s and performed), Sister Act (Sister Mary Martin of Tours, Mother Superior u/s and performed) The Who’s Tommy (Mrs. Walker u/s and performed), and Forbidden Broadway/Hollywood (Barbra Streisand, Marlene Dietrich, etc.)

Some Off-Broadway credits include: The World Goes ‘Round, Sessions (Mary), Her Song at Birdland, Shout! The Mod Musical, Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire (Myrtle), NEWSical (Trisha), Golf: The Musical (Trisha) and Forbidden Broadway.

Trisha’s favorite regional credits are Diana in Next To Normal, Rose Stopnick in Caroline, or Change, Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty, Eva in Evita , Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Ellen in Miss Saigon, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and the Guest Star in Spamilton. She can be seen on Cartoon Network’s “Delocated”.

She is a UCLA graduate and the recipient of the Carol Burnett Award and the Spotlight Award of the Los Angeles Music Center. Trisha is currently working on a one woman show celebrating the music and careers of Linda Ronstadt, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand. www.TrishaRapier.com

Trisha Rapier

TRISTAN TURNER (LUCAS)

Tristan Turner – Favorite theatre credits include: The Piano Lesson, How to Fight Loneliness, and Intimate Apparel.

On television you’ve definitely seen him on All-American and Let’s Make a Deal!

He would like to thank his friends and family for their love, support and guidance. Follow him on Instagram @tristanturn

Tristan Turner

ANDREW METZGER (FESTER)

Andrew is elated to be back performing in his hometown! As a local, he regularly attended performances here at the Fred Kavli Theatre.

Recently, as part of Disney Cruise Line’s relaunch cast, he portrayed Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (Disney Fantasy).

Favorite credits: Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz – Lythgoe Productions/TACFA), Nicely (Guys and Dolls – Musical Theatre West), LeFou (Beauty and the Beast – Plan B/Anchorage Concert Association), Marcus Lycus (A Funny Thing…Forum – Cabrillo Music Theatre), Uncle Fester (The Addams Family – Welk Resort).

Thanks Mom and Dad, Mackenzie, and Indy for your love and support! www.andrewmetzger.net

Andrew Metzger

AARON LAPLANTE (LURCH)

Aaron is thrilled to be returning to the stage after an inappropriately long hiatus. He is primarily a voiceover actor for cartoons and video games. Some of his favorite credits include Spear the caveman in the Emmy winning series “Primal” for AdultSwim, the Duke in “Resident Evil Village”, the Gremilns in the “Hotel Transylvania” films, and various characters in way too many anime series to list here.

He would like to thank the amazing production team and cast for this wonderful experience but most of all he would like to thank Tasha, the absolute love of his life.

Aaron LaPlante

SAMANTHA WYNN GREENSTONE (GRANDMA ADDAMS)

Samantha Wynn Greenstone last appeared at 5-Star as Alma Hix in The Music Man. She most recently played Charlotte in Cinderella at Moonlight. Other “The Addams Family” productions include: Uncle Fester at The Welk and Grandma at Moonlight.

Select regional credits: Harpo Marx in Animal Crackers; On the Twentieth Century (Cygnet Theatre), 3 Farids (La Jolla Playhouse – DNA Series), Fruma Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof (The Welk), and Flotsam in The Little Mermaid (Sound Stage LIVE!).

<3 Jacob <3. Follow her on instagram/TikTok @samanthwynngreenstone

Samantha Wynn Greenstone

OLIVER STELLAN (PUGSLEY UNDERSTUDY)

Oliver Stellan is thrilled to be in this production with 5 Star Theatricals.

Some of his performance credits include Eddie in 13 the Musical (Panic Productions), Adam Understudy/Ensemble in Freaky Friday (YAE), and Pugsley in Addams Family (YAE).

Recently, Oliver placed 1st with his monologue and 3rd place in a musical duet at MTCA. While he loves being on stage performing as much as he can, he also likes gaming, bike riding, and drawing during his off times.

He’d like to thank everyone in the production for a tremendous learning experience and he’d also like to thank his family and friends for all the support and love!!

Oliver Stellan

LUIS ANDUAGA (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTORS)

Luis Anduaga’s favorite theater credits include: FAME, 9 to 5 The Musical, and Pajama Game.

Luis is thrilled to make his debut at 5 star theatricals, he hopes you enjoy the show!

Instagram: @luiscarlosanduaga

Luis Anduaga

BERNADETTE BENTLEY (ENSEMBLE SWING/MORTICIA UNDERSTUDY)

Bernadette Bentley is beyond thrilled to return to the 5-Star family having previously been in Damn Yankees + Sister Act!

Credits include: Chicago “Liz,” Something Rotten!, 42nd Street “Anytime Annie”, White Christmas, Crazy for You “Betsy”, My Fair Lady, Pirates of Penzance “Kate,” Oklahoma “Ado-Annie,” A Chorus Line “Kristine,” Annie “Lily St. Regis,” Bedroom Farce “Susannah,” On the Razzle “Lissette,” BA in Theatre USC.

Favorite roles: Daughter to Noël+Neil, Sister to Clark, and dog mom to Lola the lovebug. Rep by ATB Talent.

All social media @MsBernadetteB www.bernadettebentley.com

BERNADETTE BENTLEY

AMANDA BOUTAUD (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTORS – U/S WEDNESDAY)

Amanda Boutaud’s theatre credits include: The Polar Express Train Ride, Authenticity (Hollywood Fringe), Ghost: The Musical (AMDA).

Film: “Life in Four Seasons”.

Amanda is a French-Brazilian artist and writer who was given the gift of a rich and truly diverse cultural background. Her hope is to make room for more respectful and harmonious communication by helping those around her to open their hearts to themselves and to each other.

She is proud to be part of this wonderfully spooky family! Follow her on IG @Amanda.Boutaud

Amanda Boutaud

LAUREN HAN (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTORS)

Lauren Han is thrilled to be a part of 5-Star Theatricals’ Addam’s Family! Lover of animals, nature and cooking, the South Korean native moved to the US with her family when she was a child and lived in Southern California since then.

Her recent stage credits include O-Ren Ishii in Tarantino Live (For the Record), Krystal in Stalled (Pacific Resident Theater), and Mickey and the Magical Map (Disneyland) with her friend Mulan. Han will also appear as co-star in shows Beef (Netflix/A24 Films) and Partners in Rhyme Season 2.

When not on stage or on screen, her voice can be heard in Extracurricular (Netflix), So Not Worth It (Netflix), and on popular Youtube channels such as Like Nastya, Fairy Tales and Stories for Kids, and many more.

Her awards include 1st Place in NATS-LA Competition and the Bel Canto Award in the Bel Canto Program in Florence, Italy. In 2018, she was nominated as “Best Featured Actress” by Broadwayworld.org.

Lauren Han

COLE FLETCHER (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTORS – U/S LUCAS)

Cole Fletcher is absolutely thrilled to be making his 5- Star Theatricals debut!

California credits: Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Costa Mesa Playhouse), Tony in West Side Story (North Star Theatre), Dean in All Shook, Up (Laguna Playhouse), Georg in Spring Awakening (Historic Hudson Theatres), Robin in Something Rotten! & Ensemble/LeFou u/s in Beauty and the Beast (Moonlight Amphitheatre), Ensemble/Enoch Snow u/s in Carousel (Opera San Luis Obispo).

New York: Stanley Yelnats in Holes the Musical (Clarion Theatre), Frankie Epps in Parade & Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain (NYU).

NYU & OCSA Alum! Many thanks to his agent, Nicole, at FireStarter Entertainment and endless love to his family & friends!! @thecolefletcher

Cole Fletcher

DAHLYA GLICK (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTOR)

Dahlya (they/them) is a vocalist, musician, dancer, writer, actor, and musical improviser. Proud member of Story Pirates and comedic band, Femmedy Trio (@femmedytrio).

Theater: A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill (The Geffen Playhouse), A Transparent Musical (Center Theater Group workshop), Emojiland (First Nat’l Tour).

TV: “Awkwafina is Nora of Queens,” “Scream Queens,” “Spongebob Squarepants,” “Perry Mason,” “I Can See Your Voice.”

Check out their original music in the new Paramount+ movie “High Society” and on all music platforms under Dahlya Mani.

Love to family, friends, and Addams Fam team! IG: @oprahwinfreckle // dahlyaglick.com

Dahlya Glick

MARLON MAGTIBAY (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTOR)

Marlon James Magtibay is very excited to make his 5-Star Theatricals debut in The Addams Family!

He received his BFA in Musical Theatre in 2020 at California State University, Fullerton.

Recent credits: Frank Jr. u/s in Catch Me If you Can (SDMT), Brother in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ensemble in Saturday Night Fever (Candlelight Pavilion).

He would also love to thank his family and friends for all their support. Enjoy the show! marlonjamesmagtibay.com, IG: marlonjmagtibay

Marlon Magtibay

DAVID WESLEY MITCHELL (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTOR – U/S MAL)

David Wesley Mitchell’s features include:

LA: Twelfth Night; Chicago: A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Newley/Bricusse Songbook, In a Word, The Merry Widow, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll & Hyde, Into the Woods, Street Scene, The Secret Garden, Marat/Sade, Big Love, Urinetown, The Boy in Black.

David is also co-host and producer on all 8 seasons of the podcast “Will & Grace & Vodka” which is pretty much what it sounds like.

David Wesley Mitchell

MAZIE RUDOLPH (PIT SINGER & ALICE/GRANDMA UNDERSTUDY)

Mazie Rudolph is so grateful for the chance to do this show with her son in her belly!

Favorite stage credits include: Next to Normal (Diana), Freaky Friday (Katherine), Little Women (Jo), and Les Misérables (Eponine).

Mazie has been the Music Director at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center for 7 years, and before that, was the Music Director at South Orange County School of the Arts for nearly a decade. She is also a vocal coach and professional accompanist.

Mazie’s greatest joy is being mommy to Thomas, Carrie Jane & Baby Ru. Thanks to the creative team and 5-Star for this opportunity! www.mazierudolph.com.

Mazie Rudolph

LANDEN STARKMAN (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTOR – U/S FESTER)

Landen Starkman can be seen on Season 3 of ABC’s “American Idol.”

Recent theatrical professional credits include 3D Theatricals Shrek, Panic! Productions’ Next to Normal (Gabe), 5-Star Theatrical’s production of Peter Pan and most recently The Bully Problem for the Stephen Schwartz ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop (Oscar).

His childhood credits include “So You Think You Can Dance” as a featured performer with The Rage Boyz Crew and singing background vocals for the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Stadium Arcadium” album.

@Landenstarkman

Landen Starkman

DEKONTEE TUCRKILE (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTOR)

Dekontee Tucrkile’s most recent theatre credits: A Little Night Music, She Loves Me, Mamma Mia, Invisible: A New Musical, and The Music Man.

Currently, she is a writer for the upcoming series “Parallel.”

She studied improv at Second City in Hollywood and played on a musical improv team with Bill Chott (SNL, This is Us, Wizards of Waverly Place), and had a residency at ComedySportz in Los Angeles.

She would like to say thank you to Natalie and the team at LA Talent, her family, friends, and Joseph for all the support. @DekonteeTucrkile IG / @Dekontee2Clay Tiktok

Dekontee Tucrkile

RIANNY VASQUEZ (ENSEMBLE/ANCESTOR)

Rianny Vasquez is overjoyed to be a part of 5-Star’s production of The Addams Family!

Rianny is a recent BFA graduate from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).

Favorite theater credits include: Evita, 9 to 5: The Musical, Grease, and In The Heights.

She wants to express immense gratitude to her family and friends for their invaluable love and support. A special thanks to her dog, Dallas. And thank you to all supporting the magic of live theater, have a wonderful fright!–oops, night! 😉

RIANNY VASQUEZ

Kirsten Chandler (DIRECTOR/MUSICAL STAGING)

Kirsten has served at the helm as director of many recent productions across the Southland, including 5 Star Theatricals’ critically-acclaimed Shrek, PVPA’s The Who’s Tommy, Panic Productions’ Inspecting Carol (for which she received a Broadway World nomination for Best Director), SDMT’s Crazy for You,  A Christmas Story, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and South Pacific, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Damn Yankees and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (choreographer), Farley Cadena’s award-winning one-woman show Stroke of Luck, Musical Theatre Guild’s Sugar, Triumph of Love, Chess and Little Women, CSUN’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and AMDA’s Ghost, Spelling Bee, Spring Awakening, and Fame.

She spent many years on the other side of the footlights, starring in such productions as The Rocky Horror Show (revival), The Marvelous Wonderettes (original cast), Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, Scarlet Pimpernel, Ragtime, and I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change.

She provided the singing voice of Pocahontas for Disney for many years, and can be heard as Princess Daria in the animated feature “Princess and the Pea”.

Kirsten is a proud principal faculty member at AMDA Los Angeles, an even prouder wife to Stan, and proudest mom to two amazing boys, Addie and Tucker.

Kirsten Chandler - Director and Musical Staging for The Addams Family

Ryan O’Connell (MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR)

Ryan O’Connell is so happy to be making his 5-Star Debut with The Addams Family! An LA-based music director, he has worked on more than 75 musical productions, including Broadway National Tours, Off-Broadway shows, and many regional theaters across the United States.

Favorite credits include: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me (2nd Stage NYC), Mary Poppins (Musical Theatre West), Bonnie & Clyde (Candlelight Pavilion), Into The Woods and In The Heights (Broadway at the Gardens), Showdown at the Golden Horseshoe! (Disneyland), and Loch Ness (The Rev, Adirondack Theatre Festival, and Chance Theater).

He has also music directed and written/orchestrated music for Disneyland, Disney World, NBC, CBS, Fox, Netflix, and Cartoon Network, among others.

He may be most widely-known for his top-selling choral arrangements for Shawnee Press and Alfred. www.ryanomusic.com

Ryan O'Connell - Music Director and Conductor for The Addams Family by 5-Star Theatricals

Darby Epperson (CHOREOGRAPHER) (she/her)

Darby Epperson is a freelance movement artist and choreographer based in Los Angeles. Growing up in Omaha, NE she studied a variety of dance styles and eventually received her BFA in Dance Theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (LA) in 2017.

She has worked with choreographers, such as Genevieve Carson, Andrew Pearson (Bodies in Play), Nancy Dobbs Owen, Donyelle Jones, Tracy Silver, Stephanie Landwehr, and Johnnie Hobbs III.

Most recently, Darby has been diving into her own choreographic work, including the staged reading of The Who’s Tommy at Palos Verdes Performing Arts.

Darby continues to be drawn toward work focused in the human experience and its sensitivities and seeks relationships with community as a cornerstone. IG: @darby_epperson

Darby Epperson - Choreographer for The Addams Family by 5-Star Theatricals

Keep an eye out for more Cast & Crew announcements as we get closer to the show

Show dates: October 14th to 23rd

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