Bill Gordon (BRUCE MCCLANE) acquired his BA in Theatre from Ohio State, studied at the Moscow Art Theatre, and obtained his MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Chicago credits include: Monsieur D’eon is a Woman, Secondhand Time, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and La Bete with Trap Door Theatre Messina 3004 with Otherworld Theatre Company, Fair Maid of the West, Henry IV and Henry V at Oak Park Festival Theatre, Caligula and Diviners with The Organic Theatre Company, and The Binding with Theatre Y. Bill is also a stage combatant and fight choreographer. His work can be seen all over Chicago but has most recently been featured shows at Trapdoor and with Exit 63 Productions. Bill recently appeared on Season 5 Episode 20 of Chicago PD as Trent Taggerty. Bill is represented by Shirley Hamilton.
Gary Fields (HANS OLO) is overjoyed to be returning to the musical world of Nakatomi Plaza for the second year. He holds a BFA in Acting from California State University, Fullerton and has appeared in other parody musicals such as Shark Tank: The Musical (The Annoyance), And Then There Were Some (Judy’s Beat Lounge), and One Brain More: A Zombie Les Misical (MCL Chicago). A graduate of the Second City Training Center’s Music Improv program, Gary is an ensemble member in the music improv shows Buzzed Broadway and RIFF. As a musician, he has played guitar, bass, drums, and harmonica for the music improv shows Baby Wants Candy and VAMP, as well as for the writing duo Reddyk and Krupp. Gary would like to thank Alan Rickman for being a true acting inspiration and the absolute best Gruber of all time (Jeremy Irons: fight me).
Caitlyn Cerza (HOLLY GENERIC) is so excited to join this amazing and hilarious group of people! Originally from Las Vegas, NV, she received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Roosevelt University. You may have seen her around town in Heathers with Kokandy Productions, Tony N Tina's wedding at Chicago Theatre Works, or as Cersei in Thrones the Musical Parody at the Apollo Theatre. You can also listen to her podcast, Nick & Caitlyn's Talent Show, on iTunes! Much thanks to the production team for this cool opportunity and much thanks to MG for being my #1.
Terrance Lamonte Rogers Jr.
Terrance Lamonte Rogers Jr. (CARL WINSLOW)
Erin Long (TERRORIST KLAUS/TONY) Chicago credits include: 10 Out Of 12 and The New Sincerity (Theatre Wit), Victor, Victoria (NightBlue) Drowsy Chaperone (Metropolis Performing Arts Center), Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas (MCL), Annie Get Your Gun (Light Opera Works), Pinkalicious and How I Became a Pirate (Northbrook TYA), Pippin (Circle Theatre), and understudy roles in Plantation! (Lookingglass Theatre) and Gypsy (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). Other credits include work with Second City, iO, The Onion. She was recently seen in episodes of PopTV’s Hot Date. She is represented by Gray Talent Group.
Ashley Geron (DEPUTY CHIEF DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON PRINCIPAL VERNON ROBINSON) is thrilled to be a part of Yippee Ky-Yay again this year! Ashley is a graduate of Second City's conservatory and music conservatory. She was also a part of their Infinite Sundae Ensemble. When Ashley is not performing in this wonderful Christmas musical she can be seen in a sketch duo called SAME, MINt on Tuesday night's at The Annoyance, or with her all female musical improvised team, After Party, throughout the city! She would like to thank her friends, Mom, Cappy, Wes, and to her number one fan, Papa G. This one is for you Dad! Hope you all enjoy the show!
Jenna Steege (WILLIS) is thrilled to work in drag again! She is a founding member of STACKED: All-Female Musical Improv, which has toured comedy festivals internationally. Recent stage credits include the Jeff-nominated How I Learned to Drive, The School for Lies (u/s) and Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play (The Artistic Home), Broken Record: A Contemporary Musical (Stage 773), and TAPPED: A Treasonous Musical Comedy (Theatre Wit); and film credits Crossed and Logging Town. She is a graduate of the Second City Training Center's House Ensemble, Conservatory and Musical Improv programs, iO, the Annoyance, and The Artistic Home’s Meisner program. By day, Jenna is The Second City’s Learning & Development Manager, focused on international, wellness (improv for anxiety, ASD, etc.), professional development and professional actor programs. Jenna is proudly represented by Gill Talent: http://www.castingnetworks.com/jennasteege.
Jin Kim (NAKATOMI) likes to perform! You can catch him making funny on stage at Laugh Out Loud (loltheater.com) or hosting Face Off Unlimited's BATSU! (America's only live Japanese game show - batsulive.com). Check out jinkim.com for absolutely nothing helpful. Jin is represented by Paonessa Talent.
Jonathan Samuel Allsop (FABRIQUE/THEO) is singer/actor who lives in Chicago. Jonathan is originally from Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. in Music from the University of Pennsylvania before moving to the city in 2016. Some of Jonathan’s musical theater credits include Snipes in NightBlue’s Tarzan, Detective Ryan in Transcendent Ensemble Theatre Company’s Survivor’s Story, Samuel in Savoyaires’ Pirates of Penzance, Benjamin Cohen at Annoyance Theater’s A Wet Dream on Elm Street, andUnderstudying Bus/Dryer in Firebrand Theater’s Caroline or Change. Jonathan has also done a lot of work as an improviser. He has performed at Second City’s Blackout Cabaret, as well as Annoyance Theater’s Mainstage, where he most recently performed with the group Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera. Jonathan is extremely excited to be working on such a fun project!
Nate Curlott (FBI JOHNSON) Welcome, friends, to the bio of Nate Curlott. Since moving to Chicago in 2015, Nate has found himself performing at ComedySportz, breaking boards at The Annoyance, and tossing beers to performers on the Second City stage. His ventures into the world of theater have landed him at the Adirondack Theatre Festival, The Old Creamery’s production of Completely Hollywood: Abridged, and the Bloomington Playwrights Project where he performed as Michael/Mark in the US debut of The Bull, The Moon, and The Coronet of Stars. Special thanks go out to Mom and Dad, family and friends (yes, that’s you), and water. Trust me when I say, I’m very excited to yell at you all. Ephesians 4:2. Austin 3:16.
Alex DiVirgilio (ARNOLD, u/s FBI JOHNSON)
My Buddy (MARCO) is thrilled to be joining the Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas cast. You may remember My Buddy from his iconic debut performance in the “My Buddy and Me” commercial series in the mid 1980s, his work as the lead character Chucky in 1988’s cult classic horror film Child’s Play, or as that guy sitting in the corner of your nephew’s playroom. My Buddy would like to whole heartedly thank the production team and cast for affording him the opportunity to make his stage debut and acting comeback.
Duane Deering (u/s BRUCE)
Susan Glynn (u/s KLAUS/WILLIS/DWAYNE) is a writer, director, comedian, actor, hair haver, mess maker, and all around goofball. She currently works and resides in Chicago but is always available to be swept off on a whim by an eccentric billionaire who wants to fund any one of her undeniably ingenious ideas. She recently directed Y2Gay: Coming of Age at the End of the World which she co-wrote with the brilliant Lanny Fox. She performs every Friday at The Annoyance Theatre with Shebeast (a nasty gang of truly terrible women), Saturdays at iO Theatre with Your Fucked Up Relationship, and several other shows that are also, hilarious (visit thesusanglynn.com for details). She has a dirty mouth and a dirty mind. Insert emojis here.
Nate Hall (u/s HANS)
Lauren Kincaid (u/s KLAUS/WILLIS/DWAYNE) is excited to be a part of Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody! Since moving to Chicago in 2016, Lauren has trained with Rough House Theater, The Neo-Futurists, Vanessa Valliere, Acting Studio Chicago, iO, and has graduated from the Second City Conservatory Program. A company member with Out on a Whim, Lauren can currently be seen playing Neb the Very Small Wizard in Improvised Dungeons & Dragons at Otherworld Theatre. She has appeared in MINt at MCL, and plays The Archivist in The Walls of Harrow House (Rough House). By day, she works as the executive assistant at Court Theatre, where she often serenades the copy machine.
Josh Morris (u/s CARL/FABRIQUE/THEO)
Chris Pow (u/s NAKATOMI)
Esh Ryans (u/s ARNOLD)
Sara Savusa (u/s KLAUS/WILLIS/DWAYNE) moved to Chicago from Hawai`i, where she toured with `Ohi`a Productions. Other theatre credits include Young Frankenstein (Manoa Valley Theatre), The Wedding Singer (Diamond Head Theatre), and Wishes & Wings (Hawai`i Theatre). Television credits include Lost and Hawai`i 5-0. Sara now performs sketch and improv comedy all around Chicago; catch her on Sundays at Comedy Sportz with Satin, Mondays at iO with Breakfast of Champions, online on Pre-Existing, A Webseries, or tap dancing with Matter Dance Company. Sara holds an MFA in Acting from University of Hawai`i at Manoa and is a graduate of Second City Chicago’s Improv Conservatory program. Follow her @sara_shasha.
Nicole Stull (u/s HOLLY GENERIC) is an Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) Actor, represented by Lily’s Talent Agency, in Chicago, IL. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a minor in Psychology. Nicole is thrilled to be joining the cast of Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas as the Understudy of Holy. Her recent credits and castings include Bottled Up; Webseries as Medusa, Circle Place as Ensemble with Theatre Momentum, Fugue as Ensemble with Theatre Momentum and The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque as Ensemble with Tom Boi Productions. She wishes to thank all of those who have supported her on her performing journey.