JOHN BOLTON (Frankie Cavalier) received critical acclaim starring on Broadway as The Old Man in A Christmas Story: The Musical. For his performance he received a Footlight Award, a Drama Desk nomination, and was named to several publications’ Top Ten lists. He originated the role of Daryl Grady in Broadway’s Curtains, and was in the original Broadway casts of Spamalot, Contact and Titanic, all three of which won the Tony for Best Musical. He made his Broadway debut alongside Jerry Lewis in Damn Yankees and starred as Finch during Matthew Broderick’s leave of absence in How to Succeed… He has worked extensively Off-Broadway and as a cabaret performer. He recently made his Carnegie Hall debut in the all-star Guys and Dolls In Concert. Other New York concert appearances include Chess with Josh Groban and Chance and Chemistry with Sir Paul McCartney. He has performed as soloist with The New York Philharmonic and with symphonies across the country. Mr. Bolton recently headlined productions of Clybourne Park, Same Time Next Year, Young Frankenstein and The Music Man and just completed the role of Frank in San Francisco Opera’s Show Boat, filmed for PBS. Mr. Bolton’s television work includes four seasons as Bruce Caplan on “Gossip Girl”, guest-starring roles on “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Good Wife”, “Law and Order”, and “Ed” and recurring roles on “All My Children” and “As the World Turns”. He is a producer/writer of the viral video “Russian Broadway Shutdown” and is a frequent host of theatre-related events all across the city. Follow him on Twitter @ItsJohnBolton
NICK CEARLEY (Miss Great Plains) is ½ of the "Undie"-Rock Comedy Duo known as The Skivvies (theskivviesnyc.com) with Lauren Molina which has been most recently critically acclaimed by People Magazine, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Broadway 1st National: All Shook Up. Regional: Brad in The Rocky Horror Show, Henry in Next to Normal (League of Cincinnati Theatre Award for Acting Excellence), …And Then I Wrote a Song About It (Best Lead Actor in a Musical/ The Star Ledger, NJ), ...Spelling Bee, ...Trailer Park Musical, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Bucks County Playhouse, Luna Stage, Diversionary Theatre, Rubicon Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company. Twitter: @clearlycearley and @theskivviesnyc
NIC CORY (Miss Industrial North East) is thrilled to be joining these queens! Off-Broadway: Signs of Life, The Boys Upstairs, Rocky Horror. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Columbia. Co-author of 'So You Wanna Be a Superstar?' (Running Press, 2012) and founder of GET U. IN, a college-coaching company. Thanks to mom, dad, sister and friends for always believing in me. For Grandma Faye!
ALEX RINGLER (Miss Texas) is honored to be a contestant for the title of Miss Glamouresse. No stranger to heels, Alex recently untucked from the First National Tour of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Emu, U/S Adam/Felicia). Broadway: West Side Story (Jet/Shark). Tour: A Chorus Line (Greg), West Side Story (Action), Cats (Alonzo). Regional: Naked Boys Singing, Seussical. Thanks to the cast and creative of Pageant, Duncan Stewart casting, The Mine and my friends and family for not kicking my ass for wearing a dress. www.alexringler.com
MARTY THOMAS (Miss Deep South) is a Grammy Nominated recording artist who has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Xanadu and The Secret Garden. He appeared off Broadway in A Loss of Roses, Black Nativity and My Big Gay Italian Wedding. He appeared in the film Big Gay Musical and plays Damon' on the CBS sitcom Two Broke Girls. He travelled Europe with the famed Harlem Gospel Singers as their first Caucasian member. He was named a 1992 Junior Vocalist Ed McMahon's Star Search Champion and the 2008 Mr. Broadway. His music is available on ITunes, check www.martythomas.com for more info. Follow @martythomasbway
SETH TUCKER (Miss West Coast) is super excited to be making his Off-Broadway debut as Miss West Coast, and couldn’t be more humbled working with these amazing men-women. Originally from Arizona, Seth studied Marketing and Music Theatre at ASU. Seth was recently seen in Our Kiki: A Gay Farce at last summer’s Fringe Festival and can currently be seen on the comedic web show Acting Up, both of which he also wrote and directed. Favorite credits include: Coneybear (“25th Annual Putnam...”), Jinx (“Forever Plaid”), Snoopy (“Charlie Brown”) and Rod/Bad Idea Bear (“Avenue Q”). Thanks to family, friends, Sime and the fabulous Pageant team! www.sethatucker.com
CURTIS WILEY (Miss Bible Belt) is "truly blessed" to be in the company of such fine women (pause for laughter). A few big musical credits include Motown:The Musical, Jersey Boys, The Lion King. Curtis was recently seen Off B'way in The Great Society. Other NYC credits include: TUT , King Lear, The Wild Party, The Cherry Orchard, and Rivers and Tributaries. Curtis first donned a pair of pumps for Wig Out at Sundance Theatre Institute. Curtis had the distinct pleasure of working with Leslie Lee of Negro Ensemble Co. in Martin: Before the Dream, and has been featured in the "Future Classics Series" at New Yorkrenowned Classical Theatre of Harlem. Follow on Twitter/Instagram: @curtis_wiley
LUKE McCOLLUM (Swing) is super grateful to be joining the other "girls" in this incredible incarnation of Pageant. When's he's not wearing high heels at the Davenport Theatre, Luke can be found performing standup comedy across the country as the opening act for Comedy's Loveable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli. Luke also performs standup around New York City comedy clubs including Gotham Comedy Club's Homo Comicus, New York Comedy Club, and Broadway Comedy Club. Past credits include Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis in Las Vegas, Cats, Movin’ Out (Nat'l Tours), and he's also featured in the book "Dancers Among Us". instagram: lukemccollum.com
FRED ODGAARD (Swing) is excited to join the cast of Pageant. Musical Theater: We Will Rock You (Ensemble u/s Khasoggii), Evita (Flatrock Playhouse), West Side Story International Tour (Snow Boy). Workshops: Bliss (Entourage), Fighting Gravity. Stage: Viva Elvis - Cirque Du Soleil, A New Day... - Celine Dion, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Tokyo Disney. Film/Television: The Americans, SNL, NAS Car, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing With The Stars, Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Flick, Shrek The Final Chapter and Orbit Gum to name a few. I would like to thank Duncan Stewart Casting Co., Bloc Talent Agency and My Family.