American Idiot Cast
Conor Choi (Johnny)
Conor Choi (Johnny) is a Trenton based musician and performer, originally from Lawrenceville. He studied theatre at Muhlenberg College. He's super appreciative of his old friends and happy about his new ones. Thanks to those who've had him listening to Green Day from way back.
Karl Weigand (Tunny)
Karl Weigand (Tunny) was born in Trenton, raised in Lawrence. An AMDA grad, he currently works construction and builds sets/ performs for Music Mountain Theatre. Favorite credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), A Chorus Line (Paul), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad), A Little Mermaid (Water). He is incredibly grateful to be working with JustArts and to experience this show with such an amazing group of idiots!
Ben Natan (Will)
Ben Natan (Will) is an actor, activist and writer who just graduated from NYU with a BA studying theater and politics. This is Ben's first show post college and it's incredibly meaningful to do such a powerful piece to kick off his acting career.
Chelsea D'mia Cortes (Whatsername)
Chelsa D'mia Cortes (Whatsername) is a Trenton based musician, actor, singer, dancer, teacher...etc. She hosts karaoke, she teaches dance, she works for the state and fights the man.
Ashley Kristeen Vega (Extraordinary Girl)
Ashley Kristeen Vega (Extraordinary Girl) is an actress, singer, dancer, and director. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi with a BA in Theatre (Acting/Directing emphasis), a Dance Certification, and Vocal Performance credits. A Texas native, Ashley recently relocated to New York City where she has enjoyed working with the New York SummerFest, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Ivy Theatre Company, among others. For more info go to AshleyKristeenVega.com
Lucy Vavala (Heather)
Lucy Vavala (Heather) excited to be back with JustArt Theatricals having performed with them as Wendla in last year's "Spring Awakening". She is a soon-to-be graduate from the University of Delaware, spending her last semester as an intern at a casting agency in New York City. Follow her on Twitter for feminist rants and updates on Steve Carell's career.
Matthew Swanson (Favorite Son/Ensemble)
Matthew Swanson (Favorite Son/Ensemble) is happy to be in this, his first production with JustArt Theatricals. He comes from Owatonna, MN and has performed in local theatres around Southern Minnesota. His favorite credits include Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid and Otto Lammermier in MCCC Academic Theatre Company's production of Spring Awakening. He dedicates his love of theatre and the arts to his teachers and mentors- Shelly Fitzgerald, Becky Mohr, and Betsy Cole.
Rikki Ziegelman (Alysha/Ensemble)
Rikki Ziegelman (Alysha) is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College (BA Theatre Performance with a Musical Theatre & Journalism Minor). She is so excited to be doing her first show post-grad! Previous theatre credits include Edges, And The World Goes Round, and Evelyn: A New Musical. Previous life credits include working at Lincoln Center and that nap she took yesterday. Keep up with her at rikkiziegelman.com!
Caitlin Killeen (Featured Ensemble)
Caitlin Killeen (Featured Ensemble) is the youngest member of our company and pumped to join the Company. She is a recent grad of Matawan Regional High School and ready to head off to college in the fall. Some favorite roles include Brooke in "Noises Off" and K.C. in "My Favorite Year".
Solomon Mason (Featured Ensemble)
Solomon Mason (Ensemble) is a Trenton based visual artist, dancer, actor and performer. He likes to be upside down. Righteous.
Braden Chapman (St. Jimmy)
Braden Chapman (St. Jimmy) is a director, writer, actor and producer from Philadelphia. He has appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nurse Jackie, Celebrity Apprentice, Blue Bloods, The Big Ang Show and ABC’s What Would You Do? Film Credits: Nick and Norrah's Infinite Playlist and Nous York. Theatrical Credits: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH- 20th Anniversary Production: (HEDWIG) THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Frank N Furter), INTO THE WOODS (Witch), THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN (ANNE) and MARY, LIKE A VIRGIN (The Virgin Mary), He conceived & directed the award winning new play DIVINE/INTERVENTION, about the life of the John Waters muse DIVINE. Many of his music is available on iTunes THE FIRE, QUEENS, SWEET TRANSVESTITE, (A Little) PIECE OF PEACE and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (20th Anniversary Recording)