Casts and Crews

Creative Team
Conductor Grant Gershon
Stage Director and Dramaturg Eric Simonson
Assistant Director Doug Scholz-Carlson
Set Designer Allen Moyer
Costume Designer Kärin Kopischke
Lighting Designer Robert Wierzel
Projections Designer Wendall Harrington
Sound Designer C Andrew Mayer
Choreographer Doug Varone
Assistant Choreographer Heidi Spesard-Noble
Wig Master & Makeup Tom Watson & Associates
Production Stage Manager Alexander Farino
Assistant Stage Managers Angie Spencer and Casey Martin

For Utah Opera
Wigs and Make-up Designer Jennifer Lloyd
Chorus Master Susanne Sheston
Musical Preparation Carol Anderson, Jason Hardnick & Kimi Kawashima
Stage Manager Bethany Ann Wright

Minnesota Cast
Tom Joad, a released prisoner Brian Leerhuber
Ma Joad, family matriarch Deanne Meek
Rosasharn, Tom’s pregnant sister Kelly Kaduce
Jim Casy, a lapsed preacher Roger Honeywell
Pa Joad, a tenant farmer Peter Halverson
Uncle John, Pa’s brother Robert Orth
Granma, Pa and John’s mother Rosalind Elias
Grampa, her husband Dan Dressen
Noah, Tom’s slow-witted brother Andrew Wilkowske
Al, their younger brother Joshua Kohl
Connie Rivers, Rosasharn's husband Jesse Blumberg
Ruthie, their younger sister Maeve Moynihan
Winfield, their younger brother Henry Bushnell
Featured roles Theodore Chletsos, Anna Jablonski, Greg Pearson, Kelly Markgraf, Karin Wolverton
Chorus Kyle Albertson, Alison Bates, Kory Bickel, Karen Bushby, Andrea Coleman, Ben Crickenberger, Steve Dahlberg, Jennifer Eckes, Andy Elfenbein, Carole Finneran, Peter Frenz, Brandon Glosser, Tracey Gorman, Jamie-Rose Guarrine, Katherine Haugen, Michelle Hayes, Robin Helgen, Sandy Henderson, James Howes, Kathleen Humphrey, Ben Johnson, Tor Johnson, Brian Jorgensen, Roy Kallemeyn, Maggie Lofboom, Elizabeth Longhurst, Eric Mahutga, Tom Matchinsky, Eric Mellum, Cortez Mitchell, Edward Mout, Matt Neil, Janet Paone, Rick Penning, Nili Riemer, Steve Sandberg, Joy Scheib, Cathryn Schmidt, Robert Schmidt, Sandra Schoenecker, Joel Swearingen, Hugo Vera, Eric Vollen, Kevin Werner, Sarah Wigley
Supernumeraries Ashlee Fuss, Noah Gilbertson, Kenny Kiser, Kacie Riddle, David Ross, Alex Sundvall, David Wiles

Utah Cast
Tom Joad Brian Leerhuber
Ma Joad Deanne Meek
Rosasharn Jennifer Aylmer
Jim Casy Roger Honeywell
Pa Joad Peter Halverson
Uncle John Robert Orth
Granma Mary Ann Dresher
Grampa Todd Miller
Connie Rivers Jesse Blumberg
Noah Joad James Rollins
Al Joad Joshua Kohl
Ruthie Erin McDermott*
Winfield Connor McCoy*
Featured Ensemble: Theodore Chletsos, Kory Bickel, Gregory Pearson, Karin Wolverton, Kathleen Humphrey, Aaron Pegram
* Members of the Madeleine School Choir
Chorus:
Soprano: Angela Lewis, Carolyn Klassen, Shannon Kessler, Marilee Packer, Julie McBeth, Janilyn Anderson, Karen Larsen, Katie Hochman, Lyndsay Browning
Alto : Christine McDonough, Ann Allan, Lori Fisher, Mary Sorensen, Paula Fowler, Rebecca Law, Sue Solim, Jennifer Hancock, Madelyn Gilbert, Sammie Tollestrup, Susan Naud, Elisabeth Bieber
Tenor: Tony Porter, Doug Brunker, Tanner Knight, Patrick Langford, Allen Whitesides, David Arrington, Seth Gruber, Fielding Smith, Darrin Young, Shane Sim
Bass: Jayson Henderson, Nelson LeDuc, Scott Noel, Sean Savidge, Thomas Klassen, Kyle Hall, Jon Schild, Chad Sloan, Joe Larsen
Supernumeraries: C. P. Elliot, David Lamb, Matthew Klassen*, Katelyn Klassen*, Antona Yost*, Lucius Bynum*, David Payne*

Pittsburgh Cast
Rosasharn: Danielle Pastin
Ma Joad: Elizabeth Bishop
Granma: Anna Singer
Jim Casy: Sean Panikkar
Pa: Peter Halverson
Uncle John: Robert Orth
Tom: Craig Verm
Connie Rivers: Jesse Blumberg
Noah: Andrew Wilkowske
Grampa: Joseph Frank
Al: Jason Karn
Ruthie Joad: Michelle Coben
Winfield Joad: Joseph Serafini
Starving Boy: Maliq Cunningham
Featured Ensemble: Anna Jablonski, Greg Pearson, Theodore Chletsos, Karin Wolverton, Kelly Markgraf

Conductor: Richard Buckley
Original Stage Director / Dramaturg: Eric Simonson
Original Choreographer: Doug Varone
Orchestrations: Ricky Ian Gordon and Bruce Coughlin
Set Designer: Allen Moyer
Costume Designer: Kärin Kopischke
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel
Video Designer: Wendall K. Harrington
Wig & Makeup Designer: James Geier

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