Adrienne Barbeau is a best selling author, a recording artist, and the star of numerous features, films for television, concert performances, musicals and plays. She has had an extraordinary career, spanning from her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, to her Tony nomination and Theatre World Award for the role of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease. Fans might know her best for her performances in such genre greats as The Fog, Escape From New York, Creepshow, Swamp Thing, Back to School, and Cannonball Run.
She has appeared in over 450 screen performances, including her work on Maude and in the Academy Award winning ARGO. Off camera, Adrienne is the voice of Catwoman in Batman, The Animated Series, Ms. Simone in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, and myriad video games including Redemption 76 and Halo Four. Adrienne is currently at work co-writing Grease Tell Me More, Tell Me More! for release in summer of 2022 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Broadway musical. Published by Chicago Review Press, proceeds from the book will go to The Actors’ Fund. For more info: https://abarbeau.com/
Lady Hyacinth/ Ivorwen
Joanna Carpenter (She/Her) is a New York City-based actor, voiceover artist, and EDI consultant. Recent favorites include the upcoming fantasy pilot "King's Blade", Clicquot: A Revolutionary Musical, and of course The World to Come. Joanna recently debuted her one-woman show "Keeping It Together in Public" to a sold-out crowd at New York's Green Room 42, and is still emotionally recovering.
Keep up at @thejoannac on Instagram!
Tsebiyah Mishael Derry
The Marchioness of Chambers/ RuffLadyDom69
Tsebiyah Mishael Derry is an AEA actor/singer/poet native to New York. Favorite roles include Avery in Jillian Walker’s “SKiNFoLK: An American Show” at The Bushwick Starr, which received a NY Times’ Critics Pick in March 2020; Sweet Thing in Christina Ham’s “Nina Simone: Four Women” at People’s Light. Tsebiyah has also appeared in Netflix’s Hit and Run, starring Sanaa Lathan. In autumn 2021, as a part of NYC Artist Corps, Tsebiyah performed original poetry and music at The TankNYC, including singles like “Coastline,” “Bad On My Own,” and “Refugee Girl.” Those songs and more are now available on all music platforms. For more music, news, and video, or to find Tsebiyah on Patreon, check out www.tsebiyah.com
Currently in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in San Francisco! Off-Broadway/NY credits: One in Two (The New Group- Audelco Award winner for Outstanding Ensemble Performance), The Seven (NYTW), The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), Fondly Do We Hope, Fervently Do We Pray (Lincoln Center Festival), Washer/Dryer (Ma-Yi Theatre Co.), Romeo & Juliet and Ain't Supposed to Die A Natural Death (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Rainy Days and Mondays (NY International Fringe Festival) and the Broadway workshop of Fela! Regional: Wig Out (Studio Theatre), The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse), Hamlet and Two Gentleman of Verona (PA Shakespeare Festival), Of Ebony Embers (Core Ensemble Co.) International: Zorro and 4 years as a guest actor with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. Film/TV: Wonder(2019 Outfest LA Official Selection), Gotham(Fox), Manifest(NBC), The Path(Hulu), and the independent films Cain, Moments the Go, and Hall Pass. Proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA.
Remy Germinario is a NYC based actor, comedian and writer. New York Theatre: More Than All The World (Theatre For The New City), Boys Who Tricked Me (MT Factory), Bradley Cole (FringeNYC Award Winner), When I Started Dating Men (Dixon Place), The Paige Turner Holiday Shows (Laurie Beechman Theatre). Regional: Buyer and Cellar (Florida Studio Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Cardinal Stage Company), Caveman Play (ArtHouse). Film/TV: The Feast of Stephen (dir James Franco), Synonymous With, An Actor Unprepared and Livin’ the Dream. Voiceover: Peter in the hit musical video game Peter Panic (Adult Swim Games) and Jasper in The World To Come musical podcast (dir.Rachel Klein). Remy is also a stand up/sketch comic (formerly on Maude Night at UCB NY) and can be seen at comedy clubs all over the city and is the co-host of My Broadway Memory on Broadway Podcast Network. He is also known on TikTok with 36K followers and Instagram with 17K followers for his impressions of Food Network Chefs and more! BFA NYU (CAP21/Strasberg Studios)
Oracle of Nypil
Lana Gordon is currently in Hadestown on Broadway and recently was seen as Lil Harden in A Wonderful World at Miami New Drama Recent. New York credits include Hello Again with the Drama League and Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway. Other Broadway credits: Soul Sister/Jesus Christ Superstar (2000 Revival) and the roles of Nala and Shenzi in The Lion King (Original Broadway Company). National / International Tours: Velma Kelly/ Chicago, Dionne/ Hair, Anita /West Side Story. In Europe she performed the roles of Carmen in Carmen Cubana, Velma Kelly / Chicago, Deloris / Sister Act, Kala / Tarzan, in German. Regional: Shug Avery /The Color Purple (Portland Center Stage) The Acid Queen /Tommy (Gateway Playhouse) Lana danced with Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, and Donald Byrd The Group. As a Vocalist she has sung with Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar as well as Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. Lana also toured the U.S. as a Spokesperson and Vocalist for TD Bank. TV: 52nd Annual TONY Awards (CBS), David Letterman (NBC) The Rosie O´Donnell Show (NBC) and numerous Commercials. Film: Here Again, Harlem Town and Cabin. Instagram: @lanajeangordon
P.J. Griffith fronted the bands Blue Movie and Blood on the Stereo, sharing stages with Buckcherry, Winger, Biohazard, Loudness, and Neil Diamond. Other credits include Stacee Jaxx in Rock Of Ages Off Broadway, American Idiot on Broadway, Giant at The Public, Sleep No More at The McKittrick, the 1st National Tours of We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia!, Assassins at Yale Rep, Georama at St. Louis Rep, Next To Normal at The Riverside Theater, and the LA revival of Tommy. He’s played a cornucopia of D-Bags on “Jessica Jones,” “Blue Bloods,” “Gotham,” “The Good Wife,” “Without A Trace,” and had a line in The Dark Knight Rises. P.J. is a 2004 Abercrombie & Fitch “Star On The Rise”. www.ClockJackProductions.com
Some stuff they’ve done: Hir (Steppenwolf), Peter Pan (3 times!), Wagner’s Ring Cycle (LA Opera), Bull (CBS), Tales of the City (Netflix), Ricki and the Flash, Estella Scrooge, Nico on HBO’s Love Life, Z on HBO’s And Just Like That, and they currently play Nurse Kai Brunstetter on NBC’s New Amsterdam. Em also narrates audiobooks for Simon & Schuster, Penguin, and Blackstone publishing. www.EmGrosland.com; @EmGrosland
Brandon is delighted he gets to work with the W2C team and play Lord Darcy Hetherington. Off-Broadway: Afterglow (original cast), My Big Gay Italian Wedding & Mid-life Crisis (St. Luke’s/Snapple Center). Tour: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. TV: The Other Two (HBO Max), The Food That Built America (History Channel), Queen’s English (web series). Currently working toward an MFA in Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theater Company. www.brandonhaagenson.com @brandonhaagenson
John the Faptist
Chris Harder is a playwright, burlesque performer, and producer originally from North Dakota. His plays have been supported by the Provincetown Theater and Dixon Place, and his glittery, gritty burlesque performances have been produced across the US, Europe, and New Zealand where he was a 2017 featured artist at the World Buskers Festival. He holds an MFA in playwriting from Hunter College and was a 2020 recipient of the Bushwick Starr Pet Project Grant.
High Priestess Patti
Jonathan Hoover is very excited to be taking part in this groundbreaking show. While best known for his instagram @inappropriatepatti he has also been seen singing normally as Mike in the international tour of A Chorus Line, Billy in Anything Goes, Bat Boy in Bat Boy, and Joseph in Joseph. A huge thanks to the whole team at World to Come for giving us a place to imagine, create and ACT!
Kate Hoover is an NYC based actress who is thrilled to be a part of The World To Come. Previously she performed for over 3 years as a singer aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. She was last seen performing in The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking off-broadway at New World Stages. She also acts with The Murder Mystery Company and is a resident host for The Cosplay Cabaret specializing in all things nerdy. Thanks to the creative team for allowing her to stretch her vocal chops with these awesome roles!
Archduke of Plastoria/ Porkpoleon/ Various Voices
Scott M. Lilly is an NYC-based actor, voice-performer, theatrical director and designer; concept, caricature and graphic artist who has been “…living creatively...for a living...forever”. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NY), Lilly’s professional portfolio is as multifarious as the mediums with which he works. :)
Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes! Stage Credits: In the Heights,(Broadway at Music Circus, Westport Country Playhouse, Playhouse on Park), Stonewall (New York City Opera, Lincoln Center), Sueños(New York Theater Barn), Oklahoma! (Gulf Coast Symphony), Hatuey (American premiere, Peak Performances), Man of La Mancha (Princeton Festival), Madama Butterfly, My Fair Lady (Charlottesville Opera). TV: “BULL” (CBS), “Quiero Ser Estrella” (Univision) “Evil Lives Here” (Hulu). Graduate of New World School of the Arts (BM), Roosevelt University (MM) and UCONN (Artist Diploma). So thankful to be apart of this amazing and talented team!
Princess Ripley Zythrion
Tara Martinez is a multi-award winning actress, recording artist, and cabaret performer. With a background in musical theatre, rock/ pop, R&B, and jazz, Tara continually crosses genres in developing new shows which she performs on stages all over the world. A recipient of the 2019 MAC award for piano bar entertainer of the year, she can be seen thrilling audiences weekly at the acclaimed club Don't Tell Mama in Manhattan's theatre district.
Talon Agent/ Ensemble/ Guide Vocals
Brody Redman is feeling thankful to be a part of such a pioneering production and to be audibly among this extremely talented cast during the quarantimes. He recently graduated The Maggie Flanagan Studio 2 Year Meisner Conservatory Program, and he is optimistic about the future of our industry in the world to come. Brody has been in things, and more information about that can be found at BrodyRedman.com, or you can stalk him on social media because it’s 2022. IG: @brodyredman
Currently starring as Bobby C in Royal Caribbean’s production of Saturday Night Fever. Regional: Shooting Star: A Revealing New Musical (JR Andrews), Speech & Debate (u/s Solomon and Howie, Barrington Stage). UCLA: Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy (Melchior), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne). Rep: About Artists Agency. Carson is constantly inspired by the passion and drive of the W2C cast and crew.
Broadway: For the Girls w/ Kristin Chenoweth. Off-Broadway: R.R.R.E.D., The Marvelous Wonderettes, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, BedBugs the Musical, Tony & Tina’s Wedding. Favorite regional/International/Tours: A Taste of Things to Come, Jawbreaker, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Bare, & Into the Woods & Grease. She can be seen dancing along side Anne Hathaway on the Amazon Prime show Modern Love. Marissa works as a recording artist and back up singer for some of New York City and Nashville‘s finest! She has had the honor of singing backup for Kristin Chenoweth, Shoshana Bean, Patti LuPone, Jessica Vosk, Betty Buckley, Ariana DeBose, Krysta Rodriguez, Jason Gotay, Marty Thomas & Lillias White to name a few. Marissa has also released her debut album, “The Award Winning Holiday Album” with Marty Thomas which is available on all streaming platforms! She is proudly represented by The Talent House. Follow her at @themarissarosen on all platforms! For my grandpa..forever in the front row.
Lukas Sparrow/ Duke Vlad of Gushing
Broadway: SPIDERMAN:TURN OFF THE DARK (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), ROCK OF AGES (Drew), BONNIE AND CLYDE (Swing). Off Broadway : A MUSICAL ABOUT STAR WARS. TV/FILM: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: LIVE ON NBC (Jesus u/s), MR. ROBOT, ROYAL PAINS, LAW & ORDER: SVU, DELOCATED, STORMCHASER, and others!
Grace is honored to be a part of this incredible undertaking. Broadway Credits include: Waitress Revival (U/S Jenna), 1776 Revival (Standby Martha Jefferson/Richard Lee) National Tour: Kinky Boots 1st NTL, original company (Nicola), Waitress 1st NTL, original company (U/S Jenna, Dawn); Off-Broadway: Atomic (Mae) The Acorn Theatre, Songs For A New World (Woman 1) Radial Park, More Than All the World (Isabella) Theatre For The New City; Regional: Legally Blonde; Cabaret (Sacramento Music Circus), Kinky Boots (North Carolina Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show; Company (Hanger Theatre), Grease (Engeman Theatre), Oklahoma! (NLB Playhouse) International/Asia: Queen Legacy (The Music of Freddie Mercury) RCCL. Proud owner of @SongbirdStudioNYC. To see more: @GraceStockdale
The Cardinal, Rodrigo
NY Credits: A Chorus Line; Peter Pan; Reefer Madness; Naked Boys Singing!; More Than All The World; La Cage Aux Folles (Jacob); The Rocky Horror Show (Frank N Furter). First National Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (w/Carl Anderson); Peter Pan; Seussical The Musical (both w/Cathy Rigby). William Esper Studio graduate. Thanks to David, Erik, Andy, Rachel, Mike & the entire cast!