Celebrate the Opening Season of the NEW Argyle Theatre
Babylon Village, Long Island, NY
OF NOTRE DAME
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions
About The Hunchback of Notre Dame
at the Argyle Theatre
This passionate production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a sweeping musical with a timeless theme which poses the question: What makes a monster, and what makes a man?
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. and the 1996 Disney film, the play takes place in 15th-century Paris and tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral. Held captive by his caretaker, the devious archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo.
Quasimodo longs to be outside with the merry crowds celebrating the Feast of Fools. He escapes and is harassed by a boisterous crowd until Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy, intervenes, protects him from harm, and captures his heart.
Complications arise when the archdeacon and Phoebus de Martin, the new captain of the guard, also fall in love with Esmeralda. Dangerous Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies who are ready to kill any outsiders who discover their secret hideout. It’s up to Quasimodo to save them all!
Meet the Cast of
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Argyle Theatre in Suffolk County is proud to produce theatre and live entertainment in Babylon year-round, captivating audiences by employing professional actors for our theatrical productions who are members of the Actors’ Equity Association, a union specifically for actors who perform in live theatrical performances. Click on the photos below to learn more about the actors.
Colin Anderson *
Colin recently made his Broadway Debut in Carousel in the ensemble and covering Enoch Snow (role performed) New York: Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center & Barrow Street Theatre), ICON (NYMF). National Tour: The Book of Mormon 2nd National Tour. Regional: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, Hairspray (Crown Uptown Theatre). Thanks to the entire creative team and everyone at the Argyle, my wonderful parents and sister, family, friends, teachers, Michael Cassara, MKB, Dr. Bill and Florence Birdwell.
Gina Naomi Baez *
GINA NAOMI BAEZ (ESMERALDA) : Gina Naomi Baez just completed filming the recurring role of Marisol in Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have it Too”. Credits include: TV: “Orange is the New Black”. Off-Broadway: Women on Fire (Royal Family), A Taste of Things to Come (York), Fatty Fatty No Friends (NYMF), Under Fire (NYMF), Chautauqua! (Public Theater), Monument (Prospect). Regional: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Man of La Mancha, In The Heights, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver!. Gina is a singer/songwriter and viral youtuber: YouTube.Com/GinaNaomiMusic. Her new venture is her “Eyes On Broadway” Vlog also on YouTube! Love to Sam, Tink & her family! This performance is for her Mama, Esmeralda. www.ginanaomibaez.com – @GinaNaomiBaez
Leland Burnett *
Captain Phoebus de Martin
New York: Wonderful Town (Chic). London: Blues for Mister Charlie (Ellis). Tours/International: Mamma Mia (Sam), Rock of Ages (Dennis), Saturday Night Fever (Monty/Frank Sr.). Regional: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Sheriff Ed Earl), The Little Mermaid (King Triton), The Who’s Tommy (Captain Walker), The Full Monty (Jerry), Loving Repeating (Man 1), Wait Until Dark (Mike). Film/TV: Proof, Knight to F4, NY-LON. BA from the Guildford Scool of Acting, England.
Ryan Speakman *
Ryan Speakman –Broadway Concerts: Camelot (starring Jeremy Irons), Oliver! . Off-Broadway: Napoleon (NYMF) , Moses Man (NYMF), With Glee (Kimmel Center), Little Mary Sunshine (Musicals Tonight) , Jane Eyre (2017 Workshop) Regional favorites: Noel Coward’s Bitter Sweet (w/ Dame Sian Phillips), Camelot, Cabaret. TV/Film: Bull (CBS), The Detour (TNT), The Only Living Boy in New York . Founder & Audition Coach at www.broadwaytutors.com .Thanks to Michael Cassara Casting, Argyle, Mike, Rich, and Avalon Artists Group! IG: @ryspeaks
Rodd graduated this past year from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Recent credits include Eddie in “Mamma Mia!” at The Hollywood Bowl directed by Kathleen Marshall, Victor in “Cabaret” (McCoy/Rigby Entertainment), George in “Sunday in the Park with George” (UCLA), and Billy in “Carrie” (UCLA). Rodd has performed with the LA Philharmonic, bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire, can be seen playing Aladdin in rclbeauty101’s YouTube Disney sketches with over 100 million views, as well as in short and independent films. Thanks to his friends, family, KMR, Michael, and this amazing team! @roddfarhadi www.roddfarhadi.com
Jehan Frollo/Ensemble As Cast
Thanos is thrilled to be joining The Argyle Theatre family! Off-Broadway: Letters to Sala (Officer). National Tour: The Sound of Music (Swing, u/s Captain Von Trapp), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston, Woodstock Playhouse). Many thanks to ATB Talent, Michael Cassara Casting, and the whole Hunchback team. www.thanoskouteris.com // @thanoskouteris
Jordan Eagle is thrilled to join the Argylge Theatre family! She’s honored to bring this story to life as Hunchback of Notre Dame is near to her heart. Young Jordan could often be found twirling about her home in an Esmeralda costume! She’s passionate about storytelling; some of her credits include: Newsies! (artshhi), Evita!, and Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), and many more. Thank you family for cheering me on!
Alexis is so excited to spend the holidays at The Argyle Theater! Her Off-Broadway Credits include The Golden Bride (Drama Desk Nominated) and The Love Note. Her regional credits include West Side Story (Maria), Evita (The Mistress), She Loves Me (Amalia), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy), and Legally Blonde (Serena). Thank you to my fiancé Jason, our fabulous director Evan, and my beautiful familia. AlexisSemevolos.com
Most Recent: Mercedes in La Cage Aux Folles at Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse. Select NYC/Regional: Chino in West Side Story (Connecticut Repertory, Prather Entertainment, Arizona Broadway), Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia, Ghost, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago, In The Heights, A Chorus Line, Evita, All Shook Up. Thanks always to Mom, and Meghan and Penny at The Luedtke Agency. For Dad. @tnewton92 www.tj-newton.com
Ashley Gale Munzek *
Ashley is ecstatic to be back for her second show at The Argyle! Point Park University Graduate, BFA. Currently a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera; Aida, Rigoletto, Exterminating Angel, Rosenkavalier, Fledermaus, Merry Widow. NYMF-Ben, Virginia and Me (Liberace Musical). Off-Broadway; Chris March Nutcracker Suite. National Tours; Flashdance the Musical, Young Frankenstein. Favorite Regional Credits Include; Hairspray, Cats, Chicago. Featured film; Love and Other Drugs, Sorority Row. Love to mom, dad, and Jerome! @ashleygale
Quinten Patrick Busey
Quinten is pumped to be making his debut at The Argyle Theatre! Regional: Evita (Brother), Singin’ In The Rain (Rod), 7 Brides (Caleb), White Christmas (Scooter), Showtune (Man 2), 9 to 5, Crazy For You (Moose), Anything Goes, Addams Family (Caveman/ u/s Fester) and The Producers. Wagner College Grad and founder of Pullback Productions (@pullbackproductions). Thanks to Bob and everyone at ATB! IG: @qbusey. www.quintenpatrickbusey.com
Malcolm is a recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York. After portraying Hairspray’s Seaweed J Stubbs in his first professional performance, Malcolm is returning to The Argyle Theatre join the ensemble of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Rachel is thrilled to be joining the Argyle Theatre for their inaugural season! Favorite credits include: Ever After (World-Premiere), Eileen Evergreen in Nice Work If You Can Get It (1st National Tour), Jekyll and Hyde (World Tour), Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate. BFA NYU Tisch Cap21; originally from Skaneateles, NY. Much love and gratitude to her family, friends, and Mike for their incredible support. Philippians 4:13. Follow along @scarrizzle www.rachaelscarr.com
Bobby Peterson is thrilled to making his debut at The Argyle Theater! A major thank you to the entire staff at the theater for this incredible opportunity!! REGIONAL: Tonight at 8:30 at Guild Hall (starring Blythe Danner, directed by Tony Walton). The John W. Engeman Theater: Newsies; Singin’ In The Rain; Annie; Gypsy; Grease; Jekyll & Hyde Other favorite credits include: Aida (Radames), On The Town (Gabey), White Christmas (Phil Davis), Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde), West Side Story (Riff), The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Singin’ In The Rain (Cosmo Brown), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Xanadu (Sonny), Into The Woods (Jack), Hair (Claude). Bobby has also accompanied for Rufus Wainwright, Gateway Playhouse, and for a musical theater workshop taught by Julie Andrews at Stony Brook Southampton. He is the music director and organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, and received his Masters and B.A. degrees in performance at Stony Brook University.
Arjun Dhawan is a proud graduate from NYU Tisch, and is thrilled to be making his New York debut. All the way from Dubai, and I’m telling you, I’m not going. His past credits include Fun Home (Roy), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), DSP: Live on Tour (Backup Dancer) and Joseph and…(Benjamin). You change the world when you change your mind. Love you, mom! arjundhawan.co
Christopher Salvaggio is thrilled to be making his Argyle Theatre debut. He spent this past summer at Forestburgh Playhouse, performing in musicals such as “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Annie,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Seussical,” as well as numerous themed cabarets. Much love to family and friends. BFA Nazareth College ’18. Luedtke Agency. KZL. Dedicated to you, Great Grandma Judy. @salvaggio_chris
Mikey is very excited to be making his Argyle Theatre debut! He is a born and raised Long Islander, and a recent graduate of Molloy College’s BFA program, in conjunction with CAP21. Credits include: Into the Woods (The Madison Theatre), West Side Story (Priscilla Beach Theatre). A huge thanks to Evan, Michael, and everyone at the Argyle; and of course to Mom, Dad, & Sam for all your support! MikeyMarmann.com (@mikeymarmann)
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.