Special Guest Performers:
Paul Alexander Nolan
Paul Alexander Nolan returned to Broadway to play Guy in ONCE having last been seen as Jesus in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. He originated that role at The Stratford Festival of Canada where he was also seen as Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy, Tony in West Side Story, Orlando in As You Like It and Al Joad in The Grapes Of Wrath. Last year San Diego audiences saw him as Ben Nickel in the World Premiere of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse conceived and directed by Des McAnuff and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Also in the United States he was Radames in Aida at Kansas City Starlight. TV/Film: “Will,” “Something’s Coming” (BravoFACT), “Alex” (Shapeshifter) and “Schumacher” (Strike!).
Jessie is made her Broadway debut as Girl in ONCE. She is a Chicago based actor/teacher/improviser/musician. Chicago credits include work at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, About Face, The Gift, The Hypocrites and TimeLine. TV: “Boss”. Education: University of Colorado, School at Steppenwolf. She is half of the folk duo Erik and Jessie and is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency. Gratitude to this incredible company, especially all the understudies and standbys, making magic at a moment’s notice. Her Duo, Erik & Jessie, will play at the Highline Ballroom
David Abelis, Elizabeth A. Davis & Will Connoly
These original ONCE cast member will be playing in their band, Fairplay