Summer 2022

JUN 24 | Broadway In The Park

JUN 24 | 8 PM

Join us for the second annual night of stellar show tunes and memorable performances as Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap welcome stars of stage and screen, Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara and Adrienne Warren.



from Merrily We Roll Along
Music by Stephen Sondheim

“Putting It Together”
from Sunday in the Park with George
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Erin Driscoll, Vincent Kempski, Rayshun LaMarr, Kevin McAllister, Donna Migliaccio, Nova Y. Payton, Awa Sal Secka, and Bobby Smith 

“Cornet Man”
from Funny Girl
Music by Jule Styne/Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Awa Sal Secka

“Let Yourself Go/Steppin’ Out With My Baby”
from Follow The Fleet and Easter Parade
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Nova Y. Payton and Bobby Smith

“Some People”
from Gypsy
Music by Jule Styne/Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Donna Migliaccio

“Somebody, Somewhere”
from The Most Happy Fella
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Erin Driscoll

“Some Enchanted Evening”
from South Pacific
Music by Richard Rodgers/Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Kevin McAllister

“What More Do I Need?”
from Saturday Night
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Kelli O’Hara

“I Have Dreamed”
from The King and I
Music by Richard Rodgers/Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Kelli O’Hara

“So in Love”
from Kiss Me, Kate
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Kelli O’Hara

“To Build a Home”
from The Bridges of Madison County
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Kelli O’Hara with Erin Driscoll, Vincent Kempski, Rayshun LaMarr, Kevin McAllister, Donna Migliaccio, Nova Y. Payton, Awa Sal Secka, and Bobby Smith 

from West Side Story
Music by Leonard Bernstein

“Simple Joys”
from Pippin
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Rayshun LaMarr

“On My Own”
from Les Misérables 
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg/Lyrics by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel, Herbert Kretzmer, John Caird and Trevor Nunn 
Awa Sal Secka

“Lily’s Eyes”
from The Secret Garden
Music by Lucy Simon/Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Original orchestration by William D. Brohn
Kevin McAllister and Vincent Kempski

“Time Heals Everything”
from Mack & Mabel
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Bobby Smith

from The Wiz
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Nova Y. Payton

“Don’t Rain on My Parade”
from Funny Girl
Music by Jule Styne/Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Original orchestration by Ralph Burns
Adrienne Warren

“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)”
from Man of La Mancha
Music by Mitch Leigh/Lyrics by Joe Darion
Adrienne Warren

“Answer Me”
from The Band’s Visit
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck
Adrienne Warren and Kelli O’Hara

“River Deep, Mountain High”
from Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector
Adrienne Warren

“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
from Carousel
Music by Richard Rodgers/Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Full Cast


Kelli O’Hara, star of stage and screen, has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics, and Olivier nominations. She reprised the role while making her West End debut, and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo’s Orb Theatre. O’Hara also received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in Topic’s hit web series The Accidental Wolf. Other film and television credits include: Season 2 of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, All the Bright Places, Peter Pan Live!, Sex and the City 2, Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Showtime’s Master of Sex, The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, N3mbers, and the animated series Car Talk. Other Broadway credits include Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama League, OCC nominations), The Bridges of Madison County (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), Nice Work if You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. She was awarded The Drama League’s prestigious Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award in 2019. In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehar’s The Merry Widow opposite Renée Fleming and returned as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from Carnegie Hall in New York to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts of The Kennedy Center Honors and often performs alongside the New York Philharmonic. Along with her two Grammy nominations, her solo albums, Wonder in the World (2008) and Always (2011), are available on Ghostlight Records. O’Hara can be seen in HBO’s new hit series The Gilded Age and has returned to her Emmy-nominated role of Katie Bonner in the second season of Topic’s The Accidental Wolf streaming now.


Adrienne Warren’s talent as a singer, actress, and dancer has established her as a dynamic triple-threat in the industry and a star on the rise.

Warren is perhaps most well known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Tina Turner in Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Warren originated the role in numerous workshops of the show, working together with Tina Turner herself to embody the titular character. Warren’s Broadway debut followed the 2018 West End production, for which she earned 2019 Olivier, Evening Standard, and Joe Allen Award nominations. Warren’s performance in the Broadway run has been heralded as “extraordinary” (The Hollywood Reporter), “electrifying” (Rolling Stone), and “star-making” (The New York Times). In addition to the Tony Award, she also received the Drama Desk, Antonyo, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her iconic performance.

Warren can next be seen in TriStar Pictures’ The Woman King. The film, also starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega, is a historical epic inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states in Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the story follows Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit, and Nawi (Mbedu), an ambitious recruit, who together fought enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for. Warren is set to play a warrior in Nanisca’s elite unit.

Most recently, Warren starred as Mamie Till-Mobley in a six episode limited series for ABC entitled Women of the Movement. The series, created/written by Marissa Jo Cerar and produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Aaron Kaplan, premiered on January 6, 2022. The series centers on Mamie Till-Mobley, who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till. It was also recently announced that Warren signed a one-year development deal with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which produced Women of the Movement. Under the pact, Warren will collaborate exclusively with Kapital on the development of ongoing and limited series.

Warren previously earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Gertrude Saunders/Florence Mills in the Broadway production of Shuffle Along opposite Audra McDonald. In addition to her Tony nomination, she was also nominated for a Chita Rivera Award (formerly Fred & Adele Astaire Award). Warren made her Broadway debut in 2012 in Bring It On: The Musical. She previously appeared onstage in The Wiz (Encores City Center) and Dreamgirls (NAACP Theatre Award nomination, The Apollo). Her TV credits include Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Quantico, and Black Box.

In 2017, Warren made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops and she previously performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and the Governor’s School for the Arts in her native Norfolk, VA.

Warren is also a co-founder of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC), which empowers the community to actively participate in the fight for social change. BAC received a special Tony Award in 2021. Warren resides in New York.


Erin Driscoll
SIGNATURE: Titanic, Road Show, Sunday in the Park with George, The Threepenny Opera, Miss Saigon, Spin, Company, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brother Russia, Hairspray (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Ensemble), [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Witches of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Musical), Urinetown (2006 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Actress). DC AREA: Arena Stage: My Fair Lady; Ford’s Theatre: Into the Woods, Violet, Our Town, Parade, A Christmas Carol; Olney Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Anything Goes; Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad; The Kennedy Center: Regina (w/ Patti LuPone). REGIONAL: Arden Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad, Candide. EDUCATION: James Madison University, BM. AWARDS: 2006 Roger Sturtevant Award.

Vincent Kempski
SIGNATURE: RENT, Assassins, A Chorus Line, Camille Claudel, Gypsy, Grand Hotel, Billy Elliot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, Spin, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Ol’ Blue Eyes, Entirely Elvis, Woodstock, Crossing In Concert. NEW YORK: Musical Theatre Factory: The Greenwood Tree. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Round House Theatre: The Nutcracker; Olney Theatre Center: Takes One to Know One (ft. MALINDA), Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening; The Kennedy Center: Latino Inaugural 2013, The Greenwood Tree; DAR Constitution Hall: Horatio Alger Awards 2018; Capital Fringe Festival: Gilded; EDUCATION: BM, The Catholic University of America. @vinnykempski

Rayshun LaMarr

Rayshun LaMarr
SIGNATURE: Gun & Powder. DC AREA: Live Garra Theatre: Fool in Love-The Frankie Lymon Story (Frankie Lymon); American Pops Orchestra: Mary Martin and Ethel Merman Tribute, You’ve Got a Friend, Lincoln Center Fall Gala, A Tribute to Aretha Franklin; Ford’s Theatre: Ford’s Annual Gala (Guest Artist), Ragtime, Freedom’s Song; MetroStage: Shake Loose, Blackberry Daze; The Kennedy Center: 24th Annual ADL in Concert Against Hate. TV: NBC: The Voice (Season 14 semi-finalist); WBAL-TV: Season to Celebrate (Guest Artist); NBC4 Washington: FBCG Holiday Special. OTHER: SoundConnection Band (lead vocalist); Stephanie Mills (background vocalist); Annual Cherry Blossom Parade (featured performer); Wizards Season Opener (national anthem); 49ers Crucial Catch Game (national anthem and halftime show); NC Panthers Game (halftime show).

Kevin McAllister
SIGNATURE: Blackbeard, Grand Hotel, Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Little Night Music, Titanic, SCKBSTRD, Brother Russia, The Break, Show Boat, Sweeney Todd. BROADWAY: Caroline, or Change, Come from Away. DC AREA: Washington National Opera: Lost In The Stars; Ford’s Theatre: The Wiz, Ragtime, 110 In The Shade, Freedom’s Song, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Violet (Helen Hayes nomination), Our Town, Parade (Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor), The Civil War; Arena Stage: Five Guys Named Moe; Olney Theatre Center: Annie (Helen Hayes nom.), Cinderella; The Kennedy Center: 2013 Gala, James and the Giant Peach, The Phantom Tollbooth; CenterStage: Expanding the Cycle Series; Toby’s Dinner Theatre: RENT, Dreamgirls, Ragtime (Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor); Teatro 101: Brooklyn, Side Show, Wild Party; Artistic Director, ArtsCentric, Inc. AWARDS: 2016 and 2018 Helen Hayes Award, Best Lead Actor in A Musical.

Donna Migliaccio
SIGNATURE: Cofounder; Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, The Highest Yellow, Urinetown, Assassins, The Threepenny Opera, Sunday in the Park with George, Girlstar, Kid Victory, Silver Belles, Simply Sondheim. BROADWAY: War Paint, Ragtime (2009 revival). NATIONAL TOUR: Guys and Dolls (50th anniversary production). REGIONAL: The Kennedy Center: Sunday in the Park with George, OLIVERio: A Brazilian Twist, Katie Couric’s The Brand New Kid; Ford’s Theatre: Liberty Smith, Sabrina Fair; Olney Theatre Center: Cabaret, Bakersfield Mist, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, The Sound of Music; Arena Stage: Guys and Dolls, The Music Man; Alabama Shakespeare Festival: The Little Mermaid. AUTHOR: The Gemeta Stone series. AWARDS: Two-time Helen Hayes Award winner, 12 additional nominations.

Nova Y. Payton
SIGNATURE:  After Midnight, Assassins, Blackbeard, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Jelly’s Last Jam, La Cage aux Folles, Diner, Defying Gravity: Making of a SuperNOVA, Dreamgirls, The Best Little Whorehouse…, Xanadu, Hairspray. TOUR: 3 Mo’ Divas, Smokey Joe’s Café. DC AREA: Round House: Caroline, or Change; Shakespeare Theatre: The Amen Corner, Kiss Me, Kate; Imagination Stage: A Year with Frog and Toad; Ford’s Theatre: Grace the Musical, Ragtime, Freedom’s Song; Olney Theatre: Godspell; Arena Stage: Newsies, Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Kennedy Center: How To Succeed…, Bye, Bye Birdie. REGIONAL: ZACH THEATRE: Into the Woods; The 5th: Man of La Mancha, A Night with Janis Joplin; Milwaukee Rep: Dreamgirls; Prince Music Theatre: Dreamgirls

Awa Sal Secka
SIGNATURE: Signature Vinyl, Gun and Powder (Flo), Blackbeard (Kali Maa), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), Barbara Streisand Cabaret, Judy Garland Cabaret. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fred), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), The Wiz (Glinda/ Dorothy u/s); Round House Theatre: School Girls… (Ama), Caroline, or Change (Dottie); The Kennedy Center: Me… Jane (Maisie), Chasing the Wind (Abby); Imagination Stage: Cinderella (Cinderella), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy Van Pelt); ArtsCentric: AIDA (Aida), MEMPHIS (Felicia); Theatre Alliance: Black Nativity (Narrator); Mosaic Theatre: Eretz Chadasha: The Promised Land (Mother); ATMTC: James and the Giant Peach (Sponge); Studio Theatre: SILENCE! The Musical (Ardelia); Olney Theatre Center: Avenue Q. EDUCATION: Montgomery College, AA in theatre performance.

Bobby Smith

Bobby Smith
SIGNATURE: She Loves Me, Midnight at The Never Get, Assassins, Grand Hotel, Passion, Light YearsA Little Night Music, Titanic, Simply Sondheim, Company, Midwestern Gothic, Road Show, Threepenny Opera, Disney’s Freaky Friday,La Cage aux Folles (Helen Hayes Award), and Spin (Helen Hayes Award). BROADWAY: Crazy for You. OFF-BROADWAY: Forever Plaid, The World Goes ‘Round, Of Thee I Sing. NATIONAL TOURS: Brigadoon, The World Goes ‘Round. DC AREA: Studio Theatre:  A Class Act; The Long Christmas Ride Home; Caroline, or Change; Grey Gardens; Reefer Madness;  Jerry Springer: The Opera; Ford’s Theatre: Elmer Gantry, Liberty Smith, 1776, A Christmas Carol, Violet; MetroStage: Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Musical of Musicals, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Helen Hayes Award). AWARDS: 2018 Anderson/Hopkins award. 


Matthew Gardiner (Director) has directed and/or choreographed more than 25 productions at Signature Theatre, including She Loves Me, RENT, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, La Cage aux Folles, Jelly’s Last Jam, and The Threepenny Opera, as well as several world premieres including Really Really, Soon, and Midwestern Gothic. With Signature’s special commitment to producing the work of Stephen Sondheim, Gardiner has directed and/or choreographed many Sondheim musicals including Passion, Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Sweeney Todd, and the world premiere of Simply Sondheim. As Signature’s Associate Artistic Director for over a decade, Gardiner helped to build several groundbreaking seasons, cultivated relationships with prominent and emerging artists, and oversaw several of Signature’s new work development initiatives, including the American Musical Voices Project, SigWorks: Monday Night Play Reading Series (highlighting the work of DC area playwrights), and the Signature/Yale Composer Partnership, which seeks to give opportunity to early career composers. Outside of Signature, Gardiner has directed and/or choreographed at the Washington, DC theaters Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Studio Theatre. Gardiner has also worked abroad, choreographing Titanic and directing and choreographing Doctor Zhivago for OD Musical Company in Seoul, Korea. Gardiner is the recipient of three Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director of a Musical and has been honored with more than a dozen nominations.

Jon Kalbfleisch (Music Director/Conductor) SIGNATURE: She Loves Me, Broadway in the Park (Wolf Trap), Simply Sondheim, A Chorus Line, Assassins, Passion, Crazy for YouA Little Night Music, West Side Story, CabaretSunday in the Park with George, Gypsy, Company, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Saturday Night, Side by Side, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle, Spider Woman, Merrily, Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures, Elegies, Allegro, Follies, 110 in the Shade, Putting It Together, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Wings. BROADWAY: Ambassador Theatre: The Visit (Actor’s Fund), Marius Company: Les Misérables (Associate Conductor). DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream; Wolf Trap, National Theatre, Warner Theatre, Round House Theatre, Everyman Theatre. OTHER: Carnegie Hall, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony. TV: Celebration of the Arts (Executive Producer), Good Morning America. AWARDS: Grammy nomination; Bernstein MASS, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, pianist; Anderson-Hopkins Award; 10 Helen Hayes Awards and 30 nominations; Distinguished Alumni Award, Cameron University. EDUCATION: MM, Southern Methodist University.

Adam Honoré (Lighting Design) SIGNATURE: She Loves Me, RENT, Midnight at The Never Get, The Jam: Only Child, Simply Sondheim, A Chorus Line. BROADWAY: Chicken and Biscuits. OFF-BROADWAY: The Public: Ain’t No Mo; Classic Stage Company: Carmen Jones; Second Stage: Patience. REGIONAL: Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theater Center, Huntington Theater Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival. AWARDS: Drama Desk, Henry Hewes, Helen Hayes nominee, AUDELCO Award recipient. @itsadamhonore

Taryn Friend (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: Assassins, Passion, A Little Night Music, Jelly’s Last Jam, Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, Spin, Hairspray, The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Grace, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, The Wiz, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade, Freedom Song, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hello, Dolly!, 1776, Liberty Smith, Little Shop of Horrors, One Destiny, A Christmas Carol (2005-08, 13-19, 21), Meet John Doe, State of the Union, Shenandoah, Leading Ladies; Arena Stage: Oklahoma!; The Kennedy Center: 50th Anniversary Concert, Bud, Not Buddy, OLIVERio: A Brazilian Twist, Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!), Barrio Grrrl!, Unleashed!; Woolly Mammoth Theatre: The Vibrator Play. EDUCATION: University of Mary Washington.

Scott Ninmer (Music Coordinator) SIGNATURE: A Chorus Line (orchestrations), Assassins (orchestrations), Midwestern Gothic (trombone), La Cage aux Folles (trombone), Cabaret (trombone), West Side Story (orchestrations, trombone). OFF-BROADWAY: Patti LuPone’s A Lady with a Torch (trombone). AWARDS: “2 Agosto” International Composing Competition, Detroit Jazz Festival Arranging Competition, Jazz Education Network Student Composition Showcase, Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award, New York Youth Symphony First Music Composition Competition, United States Air Force Sammy Nestico Award, ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award.


Production Management: Kimberly J. Scott
Production Assistant: Tess Wagner
FOH Sound Engineer: Kendric Maxey
A2: Connor Sherill
Music Librarian: Susan Kelly
Signature Casting Director: Jorge Acevedo
Company Manager: Laura Matey


Jon Kalbfleisch, conductor

Matt Belzer
Andy Axelrad
Keith Daudelin
Bill Mulligan
Jim Nesbit

Wei Ping Chou
Joy Hodges Branagan

Craig Taylor
Phil Snedecor
Josh Kauffman

Aaron Eckert
Jeff Cortazzo

Max Murray

Alex Tang

Danny Villanueva

Eric Sabbatino

Jim Roberts

Chris Rose

Laura Colgate, concertmaster
Joan Cataldo
Tim Macek

Jim Kelly
Marjorie Goldberg

Amy Baumgarten
Erin Snedecor




Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2022 Season Underwriters