Katie Michaels as Daphna Feygenbaum in Bad Jews
Katie Michaels was last onstage with Spanish Lyric Theatre as Brooklyn in Brooklyn the Musical where she was nominated for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards for ‘Performer of the Decade’ and ‘Vocalist of the Decade’ and received runner-up in Creative Loafing’s 2020 Best of the Bay Award for ‘Best Actress.’ Katie has performed for Tampa companies such as Busch Gardens, Aeon Life Theater, and Ruth Eckerd Hall. She earned her BA in Music from UCF and works as a gigging musician and voice/piano teacher. Special thanks to her Mom, Coty, Drew, and the JCC. For Mary Anne. www.katiemichaels.com
Chris Cavazza as Jonah Haber in Bad Jews
Chris Cavazza is thrilled to finally be back on stage after over a year now. When he wasn’t performing he was directing at Gulf Middle School with Peter Nason (High School Musical/In The Heights) and has started studying and taking classes through NYU Tisch’s online program for theatre. Some past credits include Andrew I Hate Hamlet, Silvio PVT. Wars, Jimmy Thoroughly Modern Millie, Emmett Legally Blonde, Piragua Guy In The Heights. He would like to thank his friends, family, and Peter Nason for all of their support!
Shaun Memmel as Liam Haber in Bad Jews
Shaun Memmel is very blessed and excited to be portraying the role of Liam in his first professional show! He has been performing on stage since the 7th grade and some of his previous roles have included Matt Galloway/Russell Henderson/ Aaron McKinney in The Laramie Project, Woodruff Gately in P.V.T. Wars, and Bill Sikes in Oliver! He would like to thank his family, friends, Peter Nason, David O’Hara, and Scott Cooper for all of their support!
Haley Janeda as Melody in Bad Jews
Haley Janeda is excited to make her Vivid Theatre Productions Debut! She was most recently seen in Jobsite’s A Midsummer Night's Dream. While getting her BA in Theatre Arts at USF, she starred in, Cabaret, The Wolves, Stop Kiss, and Emma. Much love to Mom, Pop, Grandma, and Adam. Love you!