Cast: AMERICAN PSYCHO - THE MUSICAL

In alphabetical order by last name

 

Cristianna Crognale

CRISTIANNA CROGNALE (Courtney Lawrence) grew up competitively dancing and began acting on stage only late last year. She recently earned a BA in Film and Media Studies, with double minors in Theatre and Music from Arizona State University. When not on stage, Cristianna pursues acting in front of the camera. She has appeared in music videos, commercials, and short films that have screened in valley theaters and nationwide film festivals. Past favorite roles include Lisa in Mamma Mia! and Yolanda/Dance Captain in her favorite musical, In the Heights. You can keep up with Cristianna on Instagram @cristiannaronalda

Patti Davis Suarez

PATTI DAVIS SUAREZ (Mrs. Bateman/Svetlana/Mrs. Wolfe) is a veteran of Broadway and Arizona theatre, as well as prime time news anchoring in Los Angeles and the Midwest. Now, (with her golden retriever’s permission) she’s pleased to claw her way into Stray Cat’s incomparable litter box.

Katie Frederick

KATIE FREDERICK (Jean) From an American Idiot to an American Psycho...Katie is stoked to be back on stage with Stray Cat after a three-year hiatus! Previous credits include Les Miserables and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Phoenix Theatre), Next to Normal, Spring Awakening and Hairspray (MET) and Bat Boy, Cabaret, Into the Woods, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (ASU). Love to Olive Garden + Ruby Tuesday, the greatest Chihuahua children a girl could dream of. 

Nicholas John Gearing

NICHOLAS JOHN GEARING (Craig McDermott/Tom Cruise/ATM/Ensemble) is pumped to be taking another trip down the alley. Stray Cat audiences may remember him from his turn as Johnny in Green Day’s American Idiot. Recent performance credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), We Will Rock You (Galileo), Jekyll & Hyde (Savage/Ensemble), and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder). He is also honored to be involved as a member of the Board of Directors for Scorpius Dance Theatre. In addition to his involvement in the Arizona artistic community, Gearing holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education, working as an instructional coach and teacher. Much love and respect to the team of artists at Stray Cat Theatre. Many, many thanks to each of you in the audience for supporting live theatre.

Anny Jetson

ANNY JETSON (Victoria/Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this incredible production! Her most recent credits include Mae in Wild Party (A/CTC), Liz in Chicago (MET) and is a featured singer in Constellation Cabaret (Sic Sense). Special thanks to her amazing husband, two kitties, and all the amazing people at Stray Cat!

Alex Kass

ALEX KASS (Fight Choreography & Sean Bateman/Ensemble) is psyched to work with Stray Cat Theatre on this production of American Psycho: The Musical. As a recent graduate from Scottsdale Community College, some of his collegiate credits range from Sir Francis Bacon in William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, Max in Wellesley Girl, and Poseidon and Hercules in The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less. His professional credits include playing Dudard in Now & Then Creative Company’s Rhinoceros, John Willoughby in Southwest Shakespeare Company’s Sense and Sensibility, Jimmy in Stray Cat Theatre’s Let the Right One In, and most recently Rodney in Stray Cat Theatre’s Small Mouth Sounds, with several independent films across Arizona and California. This is his third show with Stray Cat Theatre as an actor and second time as a fight choreographer. Alex is incredibly grateful for the opportunity and he hopes audiences enjoy!

Devon Mahon

DEVON MAHON (Luis Carruthers/Ensemble) By day Devon is an academic advisor and by night and on weekends he is an actor/artist. He received his BS in Theatre with a Performance emphasis and a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Northern Arizona University. Devon was last seen on the Stray Cat stage as Pembry/Lamb in Silence! the Musical. Other most recent acting credits include White Dude in The Toxic Avenger (Mesa Encore Theatre) and Berenger in Rhinoceros (Now and Then Theatre Co). 

Ryan Malikowski

RYAN MALIKOWSKI (Paul Owen) is thrilled to be making his return to the Stray Cat stage as Paul Owen in this production of American Psycho. He was last seen on this stage as Favorite Son in the Arizona premiere of Green Day’s American Idiot. Recent rolls include Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Ghostlight Theatre), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (FHT), Brit in the Arizona premiere of We Will Rock You (FHT, ariZoni nomination), and Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress (TW). Ryan is thrilled to, once again, be sharing the stage with his better half Nicholas. Thank you to Ron, Amanda, Cullen, Kat, and the rest of the litter for making this possible.

Emily Mohney

EMILY MOHNEY (Evelyn Williams) is “psyched” to be appearing in her first production with Stray Cat Theatre. She has been appearing locally for the past several years in theaters across the state, including Hale Theater, Southwest Shakespeare Company, TheaterWorks, Fountain Hills Theater, The Arizona Centennial Foundation, Phoenix Theater, Davisson Entertainment, and Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival. Favorite credits include productions of The Toxic Avenger, S#!tfaced Shakespeare, Baskerville, The Miracle Worker (ariZoni award), Grease, Sylvia, Twelfth Night, King Lear, and a bunch of other stuff that nobody remembers but her mother thought was great. Love and gratitude to her incredibly supportive family.

Michael Schauble

MICHAEL SCHAUBLE (Timothy Price/Ensemble) This is Michael’s debut performance with Stray Cat Theatre and he could not be more thrilled that it is American Psycho! Michael is a local singer/actor and voice teacher in the Phoenix area. He works with TAD Management, performing in their December ’63 show filled with music by Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. TAD sends their shows out to different cruise lines like Celebrity and Norwegian to name a few. Local credits include: Young Soldier/Tom Watson in Parade (Arizona Regional Theatre), Billy in 42nd Street (SMTC), Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman (SMTC). New York/Regional credits include: Tony in West Side Story (Forestburgh Playhouse), Patsy in Spamalot (FP), Cable in South Pacific (FP), and Max/Ensemble in Pajama Game (Gallery Players - Brooklyn). Michael is also a Level One Wine Sommelier working towards his certification. Love always to Preston, family and friends. 

Anna Sell

ANNA SELL (Video Store Clerk/Sabrina/Ensemble) is so excited to be making her Stray Cat Theatre debut!  Previous credits: Men On Boats (ASU), Chicago (FHT), Legally Blonde (ASU LOT), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (TheaterWorks), Disenchanted (FHT). Anna has a B.S. from Arizona State University.  A huge thank you to the Stray Cat family for the opportunity and for being so welcoming.

Cné Serrano

CNÉ SERRANO (Vanden/Ensemble) is excited to be in her first Stray Cat Theatre production! She was last seen in Arizona Regional Theatre's Little Women as Clarissa. Other favorite credits include In the Heights (Carla), Real Women Have Curves (Rosali), and Roosters (Juana) to name a few. She’d like to thank her family and boyfriend for their never-ending love and support. Te quiero mucho.

Tim Shawver

TIM SHAWVER (Detective Donald Kimball/Lloyd/Homeless Man) is a third generation Phoenix native and has performed in or directed 125+ plays and musicals in the Valley. He's appearing at Stray Cat for the third time (The Tomkat Project, Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party) and could not be more excited to be a part of American Psycho (or any Stray Cat show, really). His other onstage credits include work with Childsplay, Arizona Broadway Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre Company, Actors Theatre, Southwest Shakespeare Company, Black Theatre Troupe, Nearly Naked Theatre, and TheaterWorks. He is the Director of Artistic Operations and a co-founder of A/C Theatre Company where he has directed Murder Ballad, Gunmetal Blues, and co-directed LIZZIE.

Nathan Spector

NATHAN SPECTOR (David Van Patten/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back with the coolest cats in Phoenix in this incredible production. He was most recently seen on the Stray Cat stage as Steve in Anything You Hear and Only Half of What You See. Nathan has also performed in Phoenix with Mesa Encore Theatre, All Puppet Players, Hale Centre Theatre, and Childsplay Theatre Co. Big love and thanks to the family for their never-ending support and encouragement.

Ashley von Lau

ASHLEY VON LAU (Christine/Trainer/Hardbody Waitress/Ensemble) is wildly excited to be performing with Stray Cat Theatre. She was most recently in Southwest Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night as Olivia's Handmaiden and Miss. Jones in Don Bluth Front Row Theatre's production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Ashley has also worked at such theatres in the valley as Valley Youth Theatre, Nearly Naked Theatre and SCC. She studied at The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Studio 5 and The Bali Actors Conservatory. She would like to also thank her boyfriend for saying "Hey, Look, Ron posted an audition notice for American Psycho.”

Toby Yatso

TOBY YATSO* (Patrick Bateman) is thrilled and honored to be making his Stray Cat debut, having been directed by Ron May previously in productions of Buyer and Cellar (Phoenix Theatre Co.) and Hunter Gatherers (Actors Theatre). A Phoenix Theatre Company Artist-in-Residence for over a decade, stage credits include ElfAvenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors, It's Only a PlayBullets Over BroadwayBaskervilleThe All Night StrutThe Wizard of OzMary PoppinsThe 39 Steps, 'S WonderfulSpamalotThe Spitfire GrillHairsprayGloriousCurtainsCompanyForbidden BroadwayThe ProducersLucky StarThe Full Monty, and Guys and Dolls. Other credits include Evil Dead: The MusicalSeussical, several concerts with The Phoenix Symphony (including The Music Man, Oliver!An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein, and West Side Story), and numerous galas, industrial shows, and special-appearance performances. Toby teaches on the music theatre performance faculty of Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera in the School of Music, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. Love always to Chad!

Understudies

In alphabetical order by last name

 

Andy Cahoon

ANDY CAHOON (Male Understudy) is a proud member of the Stray Cat litter, having worked with Ron on Seminar, assisting Michael with set construction for the last several years, and most recently performing as Isaac in HIR in 2017. He is grateful for the opportunity to hone his musical abilities with a ridiculously awesome cast and show. Andy would like to thank Ron, Amanda, and Brooke for everything they do making this company what it is, as well as his wonderful fiancée Mary for her continued love and support.

Cassie Chilton

CASSIE CHILTON (Female Understudy) is stoked to be working with Stray Cat again, having previously been seen in Silence! The Musical, Green Day’s American Idiot, Chicks with Dicks, and The Sparrow. Other credits include Once, Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening (The Phoenix Theatre Company), Toxic Avenger (Mesa Encore Theatre, ariZoni Award winner), Side Show (Nearly Naked Theatre, ariZoni Award nominee), and ...Spelling Bee (Fountain Hills Theatre). She is a regular singer and musician with groups A Prima Vista and Constellation Cabaret. Love to the cast, crew, and creative team. Extra love to her chihuahua, Louise.

Shari Watts

SHARI WATTS (Mrs. Bateman Understudy) is proud to be scratching in the litter box behind the scenes in this fantastic production and basking in the great shadow of The Patti Davis Suarez and purring in the presence of Toby Yatso. She thanks Ron and everyone at Stray Cat and this hugely talented cast! Most of all, she thanks you for supporting live theatre.