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Keith Michell 
George Dillingham
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Keith Michell

Keith Michell’s first association with Andrew Lloyd Webber was in the early 1970’s when he sang the number “Gethsemane” from Jesus Christ Superstar on his own BBC TV special, a year before the original stage production was mounted in London.

He has starred in many musicals on Broadway, in London’s West End and Australia including Irma La Douce, Robert And Elizabeth, Man of La Mancha (London Critics Award), On The Twentieth Century, and La Cage Aux Folles.

Born in Australia, Keith trained as an art teacher there and later gained admission to the famous London Old Vic Theatre School. Thus began his career as a leading actor with the renowned Stratford, Royal Court and Old Vic companies, where he played such classical roles as Orlando, Hotspur, Petruchio, Macduff (to Laurence Olivier’s Macbeth), Orsino (to Vivien Leigh’s Viola), Antony, Don Juan and Benedick, amongst others.

In 1962, Laurence Olivier invited Keith to open the first Chichester Festival Theatre season, playing the leading role of Don John in The Chance. Keith was appointed Artistic Director of the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1974, and over the years, he has become renowned for his portrayals of Oedipus, Cyrano, lago, Magnus and Becket, amongst others. In addition to his acting appearances, he has also directed and designed several works for the Festival.

In 1971, Keith appeared in Abelard & Heloise, directed by Robin Phillips, which was seen in London, Los Angeles and New York. Among his many other celebrated stage appearances are Hamlet, which launched the Bankside Globe project in 1972; Sherlock Holmes in the West End production of The Crucifier Of Blood; Pete McCynty in his own Australian adaptation of Peer Gynt; a one-man show to open the Keith Michell Theatre in Australia in 1982; and Amadeus for the 1983 United Kingdom tour.

Keith is well known to television audiences for his starring role in the BBC Masterpiece Theatre production of The Six Wives Of Henry VIII which earned him an Emmy Award and many other accolades. He has been seen extensively on American, British and Australian television, most recently guest starring for three consecutive seasons on the popular CBS TV series, Murder She Wrote.

Keith has made many show records and LPs and has also illustrated and recorded a children’s book of poems called Captain Beaky. His paintings have been exhibited in London, New York and Australia and he recently illustrated his own cookbook, Practically Macrobiotic.

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Linda Balgord 
Rose Vibert
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Linda Balgord

Linda Balgord is a ‘new’ New Yorker, having just recently moved there from Chicago.

In Chicago she appeared as Fanny Brice in Funny Ciri, Eva Peron in Evita, and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha. For her portrayals of Fanny Brice and Aldonza she received two Joseph Jefferson Award Nominations for Leading Actress in a Musical in a single season.

Her other Chicago credits include the Goodman Theatre productions of Sunday In The Park With George and A Flea In Her Ear. In addition to her musical theatre successes, Linda is a highly accomplished classical actress, having appeared as Julia in Two Gentlemen Of Verona, Lady Percy in Henry IV, Part One, Cordelia in King Lear, Hedda in Hedda Gabler, Gwendolyn in The Importance Of Being Ernest, and Toinette in The Imaginary Invalid.

Linda holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in acting. She wishes to thank her parents, Richard and Loretta Balgord of New Lisbon, Wisconsin for their encouragement, generosity and love.


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Ron Bohmer 
Alex Dillingham
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Ron Bohmer

Ron Bohmer made his Broadway debut last season as Fyedka in the Tony award-winning revival of Fiddler On The Roof. New York audiences have also seen Ron Off-Broadway as Max Jacobs in On The Twentieth Century, as C.I. Joe Wilson in the original musical All Girl Band, and in the long running comedy hit Forbidden Broadway.

He has toured the United States as Patrick in Mame with Juliet Prowse; as Rolf in The Sound Of Music with Debby Boone; and in the pre Broadway tour of Fiddler On The Roof, starring Topol, which also played Toronto and Tokyo. Internationally, Ron also created the title role in the world premiere musical Aladdin for the Jerash Theatre Festival in Jordan.

Other roles include Geoffrey in Something’s Afoot, Hero in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street.

On television, Ron has been seen on As The World Turns; Ryan’s Hope; and the syndicated film, The Last Prom.

Ron resides in New York City with his wife Leah, and their new daughter, Cassidy.


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Kelli James 
Giulietta Trapani
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Kelli James

Kelli James, an Iowa farmer’s daughter, began her stage career in 1975 when she left the small town of Tabor to travel extensively with the touring companies of Godspell, Hair and Jacques Brel.

At the tender age of seventeen she landed the role of Columbia in the San Francisco stage version of The Rocky Horror Show and by the age of twenty was already cast by director Harold Prince as Peron’s Mistress in the Los Angeles Company of Evita.

Following a three year international tour with her own rock band, Kelli returned to the theatre at the request of director Trevor Nunn. There, she would first understudy and then assume the Tony Award-winning role of Eponine in the original New York production of Les Miserables, earning critical acclaim and her first Broadway starring credit.

As a long-time fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Kelli was eager to accept a featured role in The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber In Concert. She sang in the productions at the London Palladium and in major concert halls across the continental US and Canada, once again winning rave reviews.

Kelli is very pleased to return to Canada for Aspects of Love and wishes to thank her family and friends for all of their support. As always, I love you David.


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Allen Fitzpatrick 
Marcel Richard
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Allen Fitzpatrick

Allen Fitzpatrick comes to Aspects directly from portraying Thenardier, the ‘Master of the House’ in Les Miserables on Broadway.

He featured in the New York revivals of The Rothschilds (all Princes) and Wonderful Town (Bob). A veteran of about 75 productions in US regional theatre, he was also artist-in-residence for a year at Washington’s Kennedy Center.

Allen is best known for his appearances in K2 (Harold), Julius Ceaser (Brutus), Night Of The Iguana (Shannon), Company (Bobby) and Guys And Dolls (Sky). Television: Loving, One Life To Live, Man Called Hawk and George Washington.

Film roles include Her Alibi with Tom Selleck, My Little Girl with James Earl Jones, Lincoln And Seward and Silence At Bethany (the latter two for PBS American Playhouse), as well as many US commercials and industrial films.


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Lori Alter 
Jenny Dillingham
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Lori Alter

Lori Alter is delighted to be in the first Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love. She began her professional stage career as Emma/Intrepid Shapiro in Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang at Young People’s Theatre.

Other theatre experience includes Anita in West Side Story and Mona in The Right Step at Leah Posluns Theatre. Lori also performed at Canada’s Wonderland (More Solid Cold & Fantasy) and Ontario Place (Young And Alive) while attending Claude Watson High School for the Performing Arts. She then entered York University on a scholarship, majoring in theatre performance.

Her film credits include roles in Target (featured) and Sing. She portrayed three distinctive character roles in various segments of the CBC TV sitcom Hangin’ In. Lori has been a popular member of the Murray Alter Orchestra as lead vocalist. She relaxes by recording original material with her brother.


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Miranda de Pencier 
Young Jenny
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Miranda de Pencier grew up in Toronto and has studied and lived in Switzerland, Montreal, and most recently, New York City.

Her first major professional role was as Josie Pye in the critically acclaimed television films Anne Of Green Gables and Anne Of Green Gables – The Sequel. Her other television credits include performances in CBC’s Hangin’ In, My Secret Identity, and the last season in Street Legal, in which she played the regular role of Jennifer Winston.

She has had roles in the motion pictures Sea Of Love and Murder One, as well as the made-for-television series, Star Runner, which was filmed in New Zealand.

Miranda has enjoyed singing with live bands in such venues as Lee’s Palace in Toronto and The Town Pump in Vancouver, in addition to making studio recordings and performing on network radio.

Her theatre work includes leading roles in Godspell, West Side Story, and the Canadian premieres of Men Should Weep and The Power Of Darkness.

Miranda was last seen performing live in the original Canadian production of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, where she was a swing for the company and understudied and played the leading role of Eponine.


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Elizabeth Beeler 
Ensemble
David Chaney 
Ensemble
Stephen Foster 
Hugo LeMeunier
Rob Lorey 
Ensemble
Lindsay Mitchell 
Swing
Anne Nathan 
Ensemble
Brad Oscar 
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Fernando Santos 
Swing
Bonnie Schon 
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Judith Thiergaard 
Ensemble
Alice M Vienneau 
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Roy Alan Wilson 
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