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Meet the Cast of “Ain’t Misbehavin”

Posted by Chris Coleman | 22 September 2015

Ain't Misbehavin' begins rehearsal on September 29th, and I can't believe we get to build this show with this incredible group of performers. Richard Maltby, the original director and creator of the show, has offered his permission to slightly expand the ensemble, so here we go ...


Charity Angel Dawson

Charity is currently performing in the pre-Broadway production of Waitress at the American Repertory Theater in Boston, made her Broadway debut last season in the revival of Side Show, and played Effie White in the most recent national tour of Dreamgirls.


David Jennings

David blew our audiences away last season as James Thunder Early in Dreamgirls here at PCS. He appeared most recently on Broadway in After Midnight and Hands on a Hardbody and, like Charity, is coming to us straight from Waitress at the American Repretory Theater.


Maiesha McQueen

Maiesha's film credits including performing as an Apollo Theater singer in Down to Earth, starring Chris Rock. She  has traveled the world as a lead ensemble member in the touring company, Progress Theatre. This past July, she performed the role of "Queen" in Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre production of Chasin’ Dem Blues.



David St. Louis

David has appeared in the Broadway productions of Sideshow (revival), Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Harlem Song. He’s been seen on N.C.I.S., Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch, Law & Order and One Life to Live.


Mia Michelle McClain

Mia studied theater at Syracuse University and has performed at Syracuse Stage, Fulton Theater, North Shore Music Theater, Skylife Theater L.A., and off-Broadway in Sistas at St. Luke's Theater.



DeMone appeared in the Broadway and German companies of Miss Saigon,  the German company of Rent, as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in the L.A. and Chicago productions of Ragtime, the National Tour of Once on This Island and the North African Tour of Ain't Misbehavin'.


Andre Ward

Andre appeared in the Broadway productions of Xanadu and Rock of Ages. His film credits include My Dead Boyfriend, Finally Famous and The Big Gay Musical. On TV he's been seen in Elementary, 30 Rock, Lipstick Jungle and One Life to Live.


Olivia Lucy Phillip

Olivia is a recent transplant from the U.K. She grew up in the north of England and went on to perform in the West End productions of Book of Mormon, Ghost: the Musical and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  


Ricardy Fabre

Ricardy was an acting apprenctive with Portland Playhouse and has appeared in their productions of King Hedley II and Jitney. At PCS he has been seen in Othello and is currently playing Sam Craig in Our Town.


Hailey Kilgore

Hailey is a junior in high school from Happy Valley, Oregon. Besides singing the national anthem for the Blazer's game, she is currently appearing in the PCS production of Our Town as Rebecca Gibbs.


Emmanuel Henreid

Emmanuel is a Portland native with a BFA in music from Concordia University. He currently performs with the Portland Opera chorus and most recently appeared as Seaweed in Hairspray at Portland Community College.

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