Cast and Creative Team for Theater for the New City – Showcase Production March 2 – March 19, 2017.

Book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota 

Director: Gerald vanHeerden
Musical Director: Anessa Marie  
Choreographer: Maria Torres
Producing Director: Tamra Pica
Stage Manager: Morgan Yachinich
Lighting Designer: Alexander Bartenieff
Set Designer: Mark Marcante
Sound Designer/Engineer: Alex Santullo

Featured Artist: Cara London

Cast:  Jarred Bedgood, Aja Downing, Erin Evers*, Brandon Grimes*,
Clint Hromsco, Matt Mitchell, Rebecca Monk, Jon Rose and Michelle Siracusa


Aja Downing (Fantasy Suzanna)

Aja Downing is extremely pleased and excited to be in her third off-Broadway show and ready for all the projects to come. Some of Aja’s previous roles were Christine Daé in The Phantom of the Opera,and Aida in Aida. Aja would like to thank the wonderful Cast and Crew of Your Name On My Lips and her Friends and Family for all the love and support


Erin Evers (Mother/Beth/Kate)

Erin Evers* – is thrilled to be a part of this production and the chance to work with some familiar faces. She enjoys performing in new works and was last seen in the Fringe and New York New Works Festivals. Some other favorite shows she’s performed in include The Full Monty, Cabaret, and Fiddler on the Roof. Erin would like to thank her supportive parents and her husband who is always there by her side. Find out more at


Brandon Grimes (Father/Jack)

Brandon Grimes*:  National Tour: Jekyll and Hyde (Glossop), All is Calm (Hugo Klemm, et al); Regional: Hamlet (Laertes – Colonial Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Ordway Center), Josiah Bartlett in 1776 (Cape Playhouse), Bobby in Company (Texas Repertory), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (NextDOOR Theatre), Baker in Into the Woods (Harwich Junior Theatre), and two seasons at College Light Opera. New York: Dear Brutus (Dearth – Alpha NYC), Steppenwolf (Pablo – New School), Sasquatch: the Musical and Upstairs at the West Village Music Theatre Festival, and Once/Twice. Proud graduate of University of Houston (Masters) and University of Michigan (Undergrad).


Jarred Bedgood (George/Joe/Art Dealer/Doctor)

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Clint Hromsco (Phil/US Sam)

Clint Hromsco – Off-Broadway: Flight School the Musical (Original Cast Recording). National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde, Wizard of Oz, and Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! NYC: Abortion by Eugene O’Neill, The Secret Garden, Yosef – A New Musical. Select regional credits include: Spamalot, 42nd Street, 9 to 5, Chicago, Shrek, How to Succeed…, All Shook Up, 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, Sister Act. TV/Film: Don Lingle on “Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel Channel), “Airplane Repot” (Discovery Channel), “Subramanyam for Sale” (featured dancer), “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, “Girls” (HBO), “White Collar” (USA), “666 Park Avenue” (ABC). Clint has also been featured in several regional and international commercials. In addition to acting, he has directed and choreographed for Vital Theatre Co. based in Manhattan. BFA: Ithaca College. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Jeremy, Laura, Jonathan, Luke and Jeffrey for all of their love and support.


Matt Mitchell (Sam)

This is Matt’s first production with Theatre For The New City and he could not be more thrilled to be part of such a wonderful company that produces new works.  Most recently, Matt has been working with new writers on new shows throughout the city.  In his spare time, you can find him at his piano writing music.  He wants to thank everyone for supporting new works and thanks to his for providing the opportunity to study music and theatre.


Rebecca Monk (Ensemble/US Suzanna, Mother, Kate, Beth)

Rebecca Monk is so excited to be part of this wonderful production of Your Name on My Lips.  Some favorite roles include Rose in the world premiere of Steppenwolf: A Musical Retelling, Mrs. Cratchet in A Christmas Carol (Sundog Theatre), Doatsy Mae in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Irene Ryan Award Nominee) and many more! Rebecca has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.


Jon Rose (Ensemble/US Father, Phil, George)

Jon Rose, @jontherose, from Salt Lake City, Utah is excited to be making his NYC debut. While earning his BA at Brigham Young University, he performed as a soloist with Vocal Point A Capella, BYU’s Young Ambassadors, and BYU Men’s Chorus. Other recent credits include The Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, Marius in Les Meserables, and Henrik in A Little Night Music. Jon learned to play the piano at the age of 3 with his twin sister, and he is a proud graduate of the Suzuki Piano Method.


Michelle Siracusa (Suzanna)

Michelle is honored to perform with and learn from such an amazing, talented team. Since graduating from NYU, her credits have included commercial, voiceover, film, and stage work. She recently made her big-screen debut in Scout Tafoya’s I Am No Bird, which premiered at Anthology Film Archives and was last seen on stage at The Flea as Phoebe in a musical adaptation of As You Like It. Favorite roles include Guys & Dolls (Sarah) and Shaw’s Overruled (Mrs. Juno). Her hobbies include music composition, writing, and dance. Much love and thanks to TNC, her friends and family.