AARON J. ALBANO (Chip) hails directly from the national tour of Wicked, where he understudied and performed the role of Boq. Other credits include: Bombay Dreams (Broadway); Cinderella, Crazy For You (St. Louis Muny); Miss Saigon (Pittsburgh CLO); The Most Happy Fella, The Music Man (AMTSJ). Attended Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, and is a proud member of AEA. As a San Jose native, Aaron is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area performing once again for his hometown. "Love and a million thank yous to God, my family and friends for all of your undying support."

STANLEY BAHOREK (Leaf Coneybear). National tour: Deaf West Theatre's Big River, also at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. (Tom Sawyer). Returns to the Bay Area having played Henrik in A Little Night Music (Post Street Theatre and TheatreWorks, Palo Alto). Other Regional credits include Music Theatre of Wichita (Motel in Fiddler, Prince in Cinderella, Ragtime, Honk!, How To Succeed...), Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre. Member of Actors' Equity Association. Graduate of the University of Michigan.
JENNI BARBER (Olive) is overjoyed to be making her San Francisco debut! Graduate of The University of Michigan Musical Theatre program. NYC: Henry and Mudge (Theatreworks) and The High Life (Musicals Tonight!). Regional: Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical and Maggie in A Chorus Line (both at Music Theatre of Wichita). Television: "Law and Order: SVU." Thanks and love to H/H, MM, sis n' bros, Ron, and the most amazing Momma. All praise to God for these wonderful blessings.
JIM CASHMAN (Douglas Panch) comes directly from The Groundlings comedy theatre in LA, where, as a current company member, he has been teaching improvisation and performing in weekly sketch and improv shows (with fellow 'Groundlings') for the last four years. Television: VH-1's "BSTV", "Hidden Hills," and "Just Shoot Me." Film: Polk Valley and Bandwagon. He also directed the film Dinner Conversation (debuted at Outfest '05). Jim wouldn't be here if it wasn't for his wife, Michelle, whom he loves.
JARED GERTNER (William Barfee) is beyond ecstatic to be playing this role in such an amazing city.  New York: the premiere of Anatomy 1968 (Theatre Row, SPF), My Favorite Year (Musicals Tonight), Minimum Wage (NY Fringe), and the premiere of Corduroy (TWUSA).  Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, St Louis Rep, Papermill Playhouse, The Orpheum Theatre, and the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia.  Education: NYU/Tisch (BFA).  Jared is also a teaching artist for Camp Broadway.  Thanks to Penny Luedtke and his amazing parents!
JAMES MONROE IGLEHART (Mitch Mahoney) is ecstatic to be a part of the West Coast Premiere of Spelling Bee. National tour: Showboat. Regional Credits: Into the Woods (Wolf/Steward) and world premiere of Memphis (Bobby) at TheatreWorks. The Lion in Wizard of Oz at American Musical Theatre of San Jose. The title role in Sweeney Todd and Coalhouse in Ragtime at Foothill Musical Theatre. James would like to thank God for this wonderful opportunity. I love you Dawn.
SARA INBAR (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre):  Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Ali, original cast); Regional: Godspell (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Lizzie Borden (Stoneham Theatre); NY Workshops: Henry Sweet Henry (Kafritz, York Theatre), To Paint the Earth (Abingdon Theatre), The White Rose (Public Theatre).  B.F.A. in Theatre, English and Irish Studies, NYU.  Singer/ Co-Creator of Irish Folk band, Random Folk (  For her next adventure, Sara will be pursuing an M.A. in Elementary Education at Columbia's Teachers College. Love to the family and George!
GRETA LEE (Marcy Park). A 2005 graduate of Northwestern University, Greta double majored in Theater and Art History with a Certificate in Musical Theater.  Her New York credits are No Boundaries for NYMF and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."  Other theatrical credits at Northwestern: The Waa- Mu Show, The Life, Evita, Kaspar, Top Girls, and Popsical. Thanks Stewart family.
BETSY WOLFE (Rona Lisa Peretti). Broadway: A Wonderful Life (Shubert Theatre), as well as recently joining Broadway company of Spelling Bee (Circle in the Square Theatre) before heading to SF. She made her NY concert debut at Carnegie Hall as a headliner with the Cincinnati Pops and has also been a soloist with Detroit, Indianapolis and New Haven Orchestras. Regional: Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime.(Papermill Playhouse), St. Louis MUNY. BFA Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Visalia, CA native.  Love to Mom, Dad, Sis and Riles.
ELSA CARMONA is thrilled to be joining the SF production of Spelling Bee.  Most recently she portrayed Shirley Temple in the New York Workshop production of, Campaign of the Century. Broadway: Les Miserables.  Regional: Ensemble Studio Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, American Musical Theatre of San Jose and TheatreWorks. Sarah Lawrence College Alumna. Elsa would like to thank Jamie for his love, constant belief and helping with her greatest achievement- their three-year old daughter, Piper.
EVAN D'ANGELES (Understudy for Chip Tolentino, William Barfee, and Mitch Mahoney) is E-C-S-T-A-T-I-C to participate in the BEE! Broadway: Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon, Children & Art: Sondheim 75th! Off-Broadway: Wall to Wall Sondheim. National Tours: Rent (Angel), Fame (Jose'), Cats, Tommy, West Side Story, My Fair Lady... Regional: Imelda (World Premiere), Songs For a New World (Man #1/Directorial debut), Phantom... Chapman University, master of talent recipient. For the hopeful KATRINA survivors & my fellow disaster relief workers. God inspires, to Him be the Glory! Eph 5: 15-17.
MICHELLE NOH (Understudy for Marcy, Logainne, Olive). Theatre: Laura Comstock’s… (LA Weekly & Ovation Awards, Best Ensemble), …Forum, Peer Gynt, Pirates of Penzance, Xanadu, A Marvelous Party, and world premieres by playwrights Erik Ehn, Paul Mullin and Alex Woo.  Film: Polk Valley.  TV: “Desperate Housewives,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “ER,” “Amazing Westerbergs” (pilot, CBS), “Girlfriends,” “Presidio Med,” “Strong Medicine,” “BH 90210.”  Proud Circle X Theatre Company member. BFA, NYU.  For Mom & Dad.  Michelle is married to Vice-Principal Panch!
MATT WILSON (Understudy for Barfee, Coneybear, Mr. Panch).  TV: Harry on “Cyberchase” (; “One Life To Live.” New musicals: Liz Swados’ Jabu (NYC Premiere, Flea Theatre); Clark Gesner’s Animal Fair (NYC Premiere); The Cosmic Calamities of Henry Noodle (NYC Fringe); Cupid and Psyche (NMTN); He clowns with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program (NYC), left Vassar College with a B.A. in Biophysics in 1999, and laughs in the face of death. Ha. Ha. HA! Love and thanks to: Stephanie (my intended!), Nancy, Michelle and Jenny!



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