Introducing the full cast of the world premiere run of Fox News the Musical!
Jenae Thompson (Hope)
Jenae is beyond excited to bring to life the role of Hope Roosevelt! The Los Angeles native/student of Theater Arts and Creative Writing at Azusa Pacific University, has been blessed to have been performing regionally for ten years! Favorite past credits include Dreamgirls (Michelle), Hairspray (Dynamite) (**Way Off Broadway/Sierra Repertory Theater/The Chance Theater/The Cupcake Theater), Seussical! (Bird Girl), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Beehive! (Tina Turner/Diana Ross), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peaseblossom), Cinderella (Cinderella): AFTY Nat’l tour, 42nd Street and Bye Bye Birdie (Margie). She thanks God, her family and friends, and the wonderful creative team of Fox News The Musical! “FOX-I-FY!!!”
Jordan Stidham (Will)
Jordan can be seen in Thrones! A Musical Parody at the Hudson Theatre. Other credits include Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (PCPA), Jim O’Connor in The Glass Menagerie (PCPA), Arthur Nicholls in staged reading of The Three Sisters Bronte (Rubicon Theatre), Mr. Palmer in Sense and Sensibility (PCPA), Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet (Kingsmen Shakespeare), First Watch in Much Ado About Nothing (Kingsmen Shakespeare), Slim in the World Premiere of Bubble Boy: The Musical, Alf in Raw Sill Productions Peter and the Starcatcher.
Ted Reis (Glen O’Rannity)
Ted hails originally from that notorious swing state, Ohio. It was there he earned his B.F.A., Wright State University. Shortly after graduation, Ted ended up in San Diego, where he hosted the Sea Lion & Otter Show at a very politically incorrect ocean-themed theme park. It was in San Diego where he performed frequently in that city’s vibrant regional theatre scene, winning two Outstanding Performance Awards from the Actors Alliance of San Diego. It was also in San Diego where he also wrote/performed/produced a one-Person show, My Life as a Geek, garnering much local critical acclaim. After performing in an outreach tour for the Laguna Playhouse, Ted moved up to ultra-liberal Los Angeles, where he’s been working as an actor since. In that time, he’s graduated from the Second City Conservatory (Conservatory—not “conservative), and has been a regular cast member of the sketch comedy troupe, TMI Hollywood. TV credits include AMC’s Cinemania and Spike TV’s 1000 Ways to Die. Other career highlights included a 2015 Super Bowl commercial, NOT getting murdered by Suge Knight while working at Radio Shack, and working on digital comedy shorts with Jerry Zucker (he’s the liberal one). Favorite past theatre credits include Amos in Chicago, Cap’n Andy in Show Boat, Rick Steadman in The Nerd, and Working Title, an original sketch show he co-wrote with the comedy group he co-founded, ALF.
Jolie Adamson (Regyn Shelly)
Jolie is excited to be playing the part of Regyn Shelly in such a creative and hysterical show with an outstanding cast and team. She is a graduate from UC Irvine with a BA in Theatre Arts and currently studies voice privately. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA with film and TV credits including Georgina Yates in Criminal Minds and Sarah in the newly released independent feature film, Odd Brodsky. Jolie recently starred in a new hip hop/pop musical where she played the role of the robot popstar, Cherry, in Future Sex Inc., which performed at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. She also just closed in another original musical at the Crown City Theatre as Margie in I’m Just Wild About Harry. Her music video, “Armour”, has over 1.25 million views on YouTube! Instagram @jolieadamson.
Erin Brownett (Emily)
Erin Brownett is an actor, singer, dancer, and newly minted Angeleno. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch and a proud founding member of The Joust Theatre Company. You can watch Ella’s Rebounding, the web series she created and starred in, at www.erinbrownett.com. Recent credits include Rabbit Air’s promos on YouTube, Holy Moly at The Flea Theater, and Nightmare Before Insomnium (Off-Broadway) with Insomnium Theatre Company.
Rama Vallury (Landerson Hooper)
Rama is an actor, writer, and voiceover artist hailing from Chicago. A graduate of The Second City Hollywood, he is a member of the musical improv troupe The Sound of Musical, and one half of the comedy duo George & Vallury. He has appeared in musicals, plays, audiobooks, video games, sketches, national commercials, and can sometimes be spotted at your local grocery store looking for Honey Roasted Peanuts. Rama is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and is represented by Stewart Talent.
Samantha Labrecque (Sarah)
Samantha is ecstatic to be a part of FNTM! Most recently, she placed as a finalist in the musical theatre competition L.A.’s Next Great Stage Star Presented by Princess Cruises, and is proudly represented by Smith & Hervey/Grimes Talent Agency. Recent on-stage credits include performing as a soloist in Art-In-Relation’s benefit concert (Broadway L.A.), Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar), Luisa (The Fantasticks), Cecily Pigeon (The Odd Couple), and Florinda (Into the Woods). She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the award-winning thriller short film Here Be Monsters, and can be seen in local commercials. www.samanthalabrecque.net
Rachanee Lumayno (Rachel)
Rachanee Lumayno is happy to be a part of FNTM as Rachel the Employee and Rex Tillerson. Previous credits include Stevie TV on VH1, BuzzFeed, and College Humor. Rachanee is also a writer and producer whose short film, Spouse Switch, debuted at the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival last fall. Another film she produced and appeared in, Synesthesia, has placed in over 20 film festivals in the U.S. and internationally. She is also an award winning singer/songwriter. www.rachanee.net
Colton Iverson (Cory)
Colton is immensely excited to be a part of this incredibly timely musical. Colton graduated with a BFA in Acting from Utah State University and is attending improv classes with The Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He is a Los Angeles resident, and you have recently seen him in the indie thriller Artifice, ABC/Disney’s The Goldberg’s, and various commercials. Colton wishes to thank the production team for giving him the chance to be absolutely ridiculous in this remarkable musical and applauds the creative genius behind everyone involved. coltoniverson.net
Jordan Todd Brown (Jeremy)
Jordan Todd Brown (not Jordan Brown. That’s a convicted murderer. Google it.) comes from the great white north of Logan UT and has moved to LA to continue studying improv at UCB. Past credits include Man in Chair in Drowsy Chaperone, Thenardier in Les Miserables, & Orin Scrivello D.D.S. in Little Shop of Horrors.