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PHILIP LIGHTSTONE (Lucas/Jason Understudy) is very proud to have been a part of bare from the beginning.

He has appeared on stage in the national tour of Fame: The Musical, A Few Good Men (a Broadway benefit for DRA), the world premiere of Disney’s Mulan at the Hollywood Bowl, and with the CDT’s Festival Ballet.

You can see Philip in Mandy Moore’s music video “I Wanna Be With You” from the movie “Center Stage”, and in the upcoming film “Arnie”.

Philip would like to thank Damon, Eric, Jon, and Debbie for their years of work on this amazing project, and his family and friends for their love and support.

CHARITY HILL (Tanya) started her stage career at age 10 with the world renowned Children’s Theatre Company. Having done seven consecutive seasons (over 4200 performances) of more than 30 different productions at the Guthrie, Ordway, Penumbra, Child’s Play, Children’s and Mixed Blood Theatres before the age of eighteen, she is a veteran of musical theatre.

Her performances encompass everything from “Macavity” in Cats to Jean Genee’s six-hou epic The Screens .

She began her television career with over ten commercials under her belt while also performing with Prince, MC Hammer, and LL Cool J. Since then she has appeared on numerous television programs, including: “The Jamie Foxx Show”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, “Martial Law”, “Sister Sister”, and “Power Rangers”. Upcoming feature credits include “2020: The History of Our Future”, “The Breaks”, and “Lucky 13”.

JENNIE KWAN (Diane / Ivy understudy) is a Southern Californian known to most as “Samantha Woo” on NBC’s sit-com “California Dreams”.

Prior to that, she played the lead fole of “Kim” in the first national touring company of Miss Saigon. Jennie’s musical careers bega at age 11 with the performing group Kids of the Century. Currently, Jennie is involved in an all-girl pop/rock group called Zoom which recently traveled to Japan to promote their new album, “Zoom”.

In addition to her music career, Jenni also performs in Faces of America, a one-person stage show that travels the nation to promote diversity and multiculturalism through the eyes of generation Y2K.

Additional credits include “The Nanny”, “Maloney”, “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Family Matters”. She has appeared in the feature film “Trojan War” and in Oliver Stone’s mini-series “Wild Palms”.

REED PRESCOTT(Jake/Matt Understudy

Recent Credits: “The Sound of Music” (Rolf) for Downey Civic Light Opera, “Camelot” (Mordred) for Cabrillo Music Theatre, “Meet Me in St. Louis” (John Truitt) for the Glendale Centre Theatre, “Little Shop of Horrors” (The Dentist) for the East West Players, “The Secret Garden” (Lt. Shaw) for CLOSBC, and “Deathtrap” (Clifford Anderson) at the Knightsbridge.

Reed had the opportunity to be directed by Francis Ford Coppola in “Gidget – a Rock and Roll Musical,” as well as replacing Chad Allen in “*change at Babylon” at the Tiffany Theatre.

Other credits include “Advice From a Caterpillar” (Brat), “Summer and Smoke (John Buchanan), “Sweeney Todd,” “Grease,” and “Joseph…Dreamcoat.” Reed’s new single “The Reluctant Soldier” can be heard on singer/songwriter Steve Schalchlin’s new CD “Beyond The Light” . He can also be heard on the “South Park” Christmas CD and while you wait in line for “Men in Black: The Ride” at Universal Studios Florida.

Film credits include “Cyberdorm” (Troy, a psychotic divinity student), “The Hunted (Lance, a serial killer), and “The Virgin Larry” (Nude Model) directed by Damion Dietz and is currently playing across the country at numerous film festivals.

On TV, Reed has appeared as a series regular on “The Gender Gap,” and in commercials for SONY, Washington Mutual, and United Way.

KEILI LEFKOVITZ (Nadia), since moving from her home town of Kansas City, has worked in such films as ScrapbookThe King and Me , and Justice Under God and shot movies of the week for NBC and ABC along with appearances on shows such as Silk Stalkings and Maloney. Her LA stage debut was “Maggie” in Boy’s Life , for the Zoo Theatre.

And then there was bare , for which she  won a Robbie Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical” and was nominated for “Best Featured Artist” for the 2001 LADCC Awards. Keili is represented by Innovative Artists and is managed by Robert Kass Talent Mangagment.

Keili thanks her friends and teachers at the Beverly Hills Playhouse for the daily journey. But more than anything, Keili thanks her family for the love and support they give everyday and stresses that if they really loved her – they’d move. 

WALLACE SMITH (Matt) is no stranger to the stage. Performing since the age of 5, Wallace has been a part of both Rock Theatre and the Santa Monica Civic Light Opera.

He has performed in many productions, including Nicholas Nickleby , A Raisin in the Sun, and Guys and Dolls. Wallace plans to pursue his acting career for 3 years, after which he will attend Oral Roberts University in pursuit of his life goal: preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to all.

Wallace would like to thank his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for standing by him in times of trouble, his family for all their support, his acting mentor Dr. Frank X. Ford, and his managers. Wallace has endeavored to live his life by Philippians 4:13, “For I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength I need.”

Also, look for Wallace  in the stage readings of ‘Seventeen’ an upcoming production hopefully headed to the big stage on broadway!

MARK EDGAR STEVENS (Priest) has toured nationally and internationally in the Broadway productions of Sunset Boulevard (Joe u/s) and A Chorus Line (Don).

Off-Broadway, he originated roles in Prom Queens Unchained and Steel Kiss , and was nominated for a MAC award for his cabaret Slumber Party.

Recent credits include Bill Sykes in Oliver (opposite Andrea McArdle), Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire , and Laertes in Hamlet .

Since coming to LA, Mark has done a “whole bunch” of independent films that few people have seen, some “so-so” television, and a gaggle of voiceovers. He would like to thank ice cream for the impact it has had on his life.

STEPHANIE ANDERSEN (Sister Chantelle) has been performing since she was in elementary school as a member of her school choir, which traveled throughout Southern California. She and her schoolmates recorded a contemporary Christian music album entitled “All God’s Children”.

She received her B.A. in theatre at Cal State University, Northridge and has spent over ten years in children’s theatre as an Assistant Director as well as a performer in several CLO’s in Los Angeles, Orange County and at Disneyland.

Some of her favorite roles include Miss Hannigan (Annie), Narrator ( Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mazeppa (Gypsy ), Crystal (Little Shop of Horrors ), and Aretha Thomas (Legends! ).

Stephanie would like to give special thanks to her husband, Jesse, for being her biggest fan and supporter!