City of Angels – Cast and Creative Team



Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Stine) is thrilled to return to the Empathy Gym where he was last seen in Dogfight (Birdlace). Recent attributes include The Last Five Years at A.C.T., Happily After Ever at 59E59 Theaters in New York, SF Playhouse productions of Promises, Promises (Chuck), and Into the Woods (Prince); Death of a Salesman (Happy) and The Addams Family Musical (Lucas) at San Jose Stage Company. Adams holds his MFA from The New School for Drama in NYC and is a proud member of AEA. He would like to extend his gratitude to friends and family for their ongoing love and support.


Ken Brill (Angel City Four) is happy to be back at San Francisco Playhouse after playing the stage left grand piano for 13 performances of Company last summer, after which Ken played rehearsal/show pianist for City of Angels at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma.  Ken’s other recent credits include MD/pianist for Everything’s Coming Up Roses, starring Nancy Dussault, a Jule Styne Salon, as well as associate musical director/onstage musician for the world premier of Scrooge In Love, starring Jason Graae, both at 42nd Street Moon.  Ken is grateful to be acting again, having last appeared as Ezekiel Foster/Snoring Man/Tap Dancer/Quintet Singer/Ensemble in White Christmas at Hillbarn Theater, Sir Lionel in the Playhouse’s production of Camelot, and Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd at Ray of Light.


Brandon Dahlquist* (Stone) is thrilled to be back at San Francisco Playhouse after playing ‘Boland’ in Dog Fight last season. Credits include Broadway: Bronx Bombers. Bay Area: A Little Night Music, 1776- ‘Thomas Jefferson’ (A.C.T), The Boy Friend (42nd St. Moon). Regional: 1776 (Asolo Repertory), 12 Angry Men (Maltz Jupiter), Meet Me in St. Louis (Gateway Playhouse), Lombardi (Human Race) and three seasons at Peninsula Players.  Selected Chicago: Arcadia, Oh Coward, A Little Night Music-‘Carl Magnus’ (Writers Theatre-Jefferson Nomination Supporting Actor); Cabaret, Sugar, Grand Hotel (Drury Lane); Assassins, Sunday…with George- ‘Georges’ (Porchlight Music Theatre). TV: Chicago PD (NBC), Difficult People (Hulu).  Dahlquist is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory for Musical Improv, a popular headshot photographer and proudly AEA.  Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad and Caitlan.


Ryan Drummond* (Buddy, Irwin, US Stone) A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Mr. Drummond has been making a living at this acting/singing thing for 23 years and counting. In that time, he’s been in a world premiere play written by Aaron Sorkin, made three albums with his acappella group (The A.Y.U. Quartet), became a certified trainer of Polish and French mime, juggled for orcas and otters at Sea World of  San Diego, harmonized mid-ocean on Regency Cruise Lines, didn’t make the cheer squad in Bring It On, nearly had his nose blown off by a confetti cannon in Kauai, was the original voice of  “Sonic The Hedgehog” in millions of video games across the world, is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and AGVA, and has been doing theatre constantly since 1980 when he was cast in his first show. Google his name for minutes of fun!


William Giammona (Angel City Four) s a veteran of musicals and plays around the Bay Area, having performed leading roles in over 40 major productions in the last decade. He was honored with the 2014 TBA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for playing Frank Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along. Other recent roles include Dr. Mark Bruckner in On a Clear Day (NCTC), Victor Moisa in Nick & Nora (42nd Street Moon), Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music (Hillbarn), Leo Frank in Parade (PAP), Thomas Weaver in The Story of My Life (NCTC & CCCT), Trevor Graydon III in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway by the Bay), and Strephon in Iolanthe (Lamplighters). He is looking forward to reprising his roles again as Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q after three years of sold out runs at NCTC this holiday season. For more info:


John Paul Gonzalez (Jimmy, Peter) is hashtag blessed to be at the Playhouse again this summer! Other Playhouse credits include Company, Into the Woods and Camelot. Most recently he was seen as Chardonnay in D’Arcy Drollinger’s Above and Beyond The Valley of the Ultra Showgirls at the Oasis nightclub, and next up, he will be trudging through the snow up in the Yosemite Valley, performing with The Bracebridge Dinner. Love to Cameron, Elina, Reba and Kellner.


Rudy Guerrero* (Munoz, Pancho Vargas):  Previous San Francisco Playhouse performances include Eichelberger in Promises, Promises,  Sir Dinadan in Camelot, and Cousin Julio in The Motherfucker With The Hat.  Other theater credits include performances at 42nd St. Moon, Alcazar Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theater, Foothill Music Theater,  Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Magic Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin Theatre Company, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, Playwrights Foundation, Theatre Rhinoceros, TheatreWorks, Willows Theater Company, and Word for Word.  Rudy has a BFA in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory and a MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater.


Monique Hafen* (Donna, Oolie, Angel City Four) is thrilled to be performing at the San Francisco Playhouse for her fifth consecutive summer! She was last seen as Amy in Company (BATCC award). Other roles at the Playhouse include Cinderella (Into the Woods), Guenevere (Camelot, BATCC award), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady, BATCC award), Fran Kubelick (Promises, Promises), and Sarah Regan (Harper Regan). Monique has also worked with San Jose Rep, CenterREP, San Jose Stage, among others. She’s an honored recipient of a TBA award for her role as Polly Peachum in Threepenny Opera (SJ Stage). For more information, visit


Samantha Rose (Mallory, Avril, Margie, Donna, US Oolie) (Mallory, Avril, Margie, Donna, US Oolie) is beyond thrilled to make her San Francisco Playhouse debut! Most recently seen as Olive in Hillbarn’s Spelling Bee, Ariel in CMT Marquee’s The Little Mermaid, Maria in BBBay’s West Side Story, and Heather Duke in ROLT’s Heathers: The Musical. Other favorite roles include: Nina Rosario (In The Heights), Cosette (Les Miserables), Morales (A Chorus Line), and Brittany Polk (Reality Check! World Premiere). Thank you to the entire SFP staff, her incredibly talented castmates and crew, and to her mentors and teachers Mindy Lym and Bobby Weinapple. Endless love to family and friends who support her dreams and to YOU who are here today!


Caitlan Taylor* (Gabby, Bobbi, Angel City Four) is thrilled to be making her San Francisco Playhouse debut! A recent graduate of A.C.T’s MFA Acting program, she has been seen by Bay Area audiences on the Geary stage in the productions of Ah, Wilderness! (Belle), A Christmas Carol (Annabelle/Felicity), and A Little Night Music (Mrs. Segstrom). At the Strand Theater and Costume Shop, she has been seen in Mark Rucker’s The Cherry Orchard (Ranyevskaya), Jon Tracy’s Kalos Kai Agathos (Polyneices), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Our Lady of 121st Street, Cardenio, and The Big Meal. Other favorite MFA productions include A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche DuBois) and Bad Jews (Melody). Regional credits include shows with S’n’S Theater, Main Street Theater, and CLOC. Caitlan is also a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (’12 BFA). Much love to my family, friends, and my darling fiancée Brandon Dahlquist! What a treasure to be performing alongside you, love!


Nanci Zoppi* (Alaura/Carla) Trained at Circle In The Square Theatre School in Manhattan. NYC: One Good Day (Kat), Uncommon Women & Others (Rita), Pericles (The Bawd), Ludlow Ladd with Donna-Lynne Chaplain. National tours:The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (first national, original Arthur), Frankley Ben. California: Fifth of July (Gwen) at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, Capital Stage’s Behavior of Broadus (Rosalie), B Street Theatre’s Italian American Reconciliation (Teresa), California Musical Theatre’s Suds (Marge), New Helvetia Theatre’s Tick, Tick…BOOM! (Susan), Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Yitzhak), Tell Me On A Sunday, It’s Only Life, Little Fish (Cinder), and They’re Playing Our Song (Sonia). Proud member of AEA. In loving memory of Robin Allen. ​


Nicole Frydman (Swing) has been on stage since she was 2 years old, and as a lifer, can’t wait to see what the next 50 or so bring! She received her BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and some favorite performances include: Cleo in Most Happy Fella – 42nd Street Moon, Reno in Anything Goes – Willows Theatre, Velma in Chicago – PCRT, Lorraine in Nick and Nora – 42nd Street Moon, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot – CCCT, Maureen in RENT – Palo Alto Players, and literally dancing circles around Julia Roberts in the movie Mona Lisa Smile. She is delighted to be part of her first San Francisco Playhouse production and gives many thanks to the cast, crew, production, and artistic team!


Ryan Mardesich (Swing) is happy to be returning home to San Francisco from the East Coast! Bay Area Credits: Spring Awakening (Foothill Music Theatre), Oliver, Evita, Guys & Dolls (Broadway By The Bay), The Fantasticks (Los Altos Stage Company), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Palo Alto Players). Training: M.F.A Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory, B.A. Theatre & Music from Santa Clara University.

Musical Revival

JUL 6 -SEP 17, 2016

Tickets: from $30

Run time: TBA

Tuesday – Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, Select Sundays at 2pm.