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Landmark Cast Bios
J.J. MANCINI offers the following: “Ahoy, ye scalawags! Recently seen playing Beast in Beauty and the Beast, J.J. was shore this great pARRt was ondeck. He has a wonderful wife of five years who is his life’s booty. T’is his second show since his 15 year hiatus and it be his first show with Landmark (Ho!) Musicals. So gather *round, maties, and at the end, give us a hand and we’ll give ye a hook!”
JAAZIAH VALLANO is super excited to be working with Landmark. He is currently a company member of Cardboard Playhouse Theater Company and has appeared in such shows as South Pacific, The Addams Family (baseball ancestor), Lion King Jr. (Mufasa), High School Musical Jr. (Ryan), Shrek the Musical Jr. (Pinocchio), Elf the Musical Jr. (Buddy). As a high schooler at Public Academy for Performing Arts, he has had lead roles in its productions of Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls Jr. and Bugsy Malone Jr. He thanks his family members and mentors for supporting him with everything and rides.
JACK LITHERLAND is proud to be performing with Landmark. He has previously portrayed the Police Sergeant in Pirates of Penzance and Man 2 in Kiss Me, Kate. Jack always appreciates good farce and has consequently been a Monty Python fan for most of his life.
JACK LOVELL along with his wife of 51 years, Kathy, has been in 50 shows in Albuquerque during the past 30 years; mostly with ACLOA/MTS, but also with Landmark, AlT, and Adobe. He greatly enjoyed his first Landmark show, 1776. Jack enjoys traveling to faraway places, eating and drinking well prepared food and wine, puttering in the garden, singing in the church choir, spending time with his family, and his bestest hobby, performing in musicals. Life is good, and doing Ragtime with many long-time and new theatrical friends makes life great. Enjoy the show. It’s really good!
JACK NUZUM knows Higgins is obnoxious, but hopes the audience will find something to like about him even if it’s only his uncompromising honesty. He sees it as an honor to create this iconic role, especially after the chance to perform as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha two years ago. Thanks to Landmark for producing such quality shows and thanks to his wife, Carol, who “makes my day begin.”
JACKSON MURRIETA is thrilled to be performing with Landmark. Jackson is a student at Rio Rancho High School and has been acting since he was seven. Some of his favorite roles include Gavroche (Les Miserables), John (Peter Pan), and Randy (A Christmas Story). He would like to thank his friends and family for all the love and support!
JACOB PAUL SISNEROS
JACOB PAUL SISNEROS is currently a student at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., studying vocal performance. He was seen recently in Madame Butterfly singing Yamadori and Elegies: A Song Cycle at Catholic University and in a Cy Coleman cabaret at the Kennedy Center, In Albuquerque, he was last seen in Landmark’s A Little Night Music and 1776. Thanks to his mentors and parents. God bless.
JAIMASAN SUTTON is excited to be a part of this fantastic cast. She has recently been seen in Pippin, Bring It On and A Christmas Carol. When she is not on the stage, she is at UNM studying biology. She thanks her friends and family for their support and encouragement. Enjoy the show!
Jake Allen Sheets
JAKE ALLEN SHEETS is a dancer, actor and singer based in Albuquerque. He is known for local short films such as Phoenix, The Night After and Runaway.
JAKE BLATCHFORD is proud to be making his debut with Landmark Musicals, which follows his performance as Sonny this past summer in The Growing Stage’s production of Grease. He is currently a student at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School, where his favorite subjects are science and history. Jake would like to thank his mom, dad, and his brother Alex for their love and support.
JAMES DANIELS is delighted to be performing with Landmark Musicals, and to be working with his very talented sister, Laurie. James is an animator and has had a long career in the photographic industry. He is very grateful to his supportive wife and daughters for their encouragement!
JAMES DYKMAN has performed in Menotti’s The Consul as The Magician and Puccini’s Gianni Schicci as Marco. He also starred as Lewis in Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin. Currently, James enjoys singing in the all-male a capella group, the Trinitones, and performing in Trinity University’s Chamber Singers Chorus. He hopes to obtain his B.S. in mathematica finance while also pursuing his passion with a minor in music.
JAMES WILLIAMS is really excited to be a part of this production, his first musical, and is learning a great deal from other experienced performers. In his free time he hangs out with his friends and reads as many books as he can.
JAMIE ARRINGTON has been singing barbershop since he was 13 years old and is a second-generation barbershopper. He has sung in several quartets over the years and his best-known quartet, Special Feature, won a 5th place bronze medal at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Contest in Calgary, Canada. He has been assistant director for the San Diego Sun Harbor Chorus and director of the Reno Silver Dollar Chorus. In 2007, he moved his family back to Albuquerque and is the director of the New Mex- Chords and also musical director of Christ Methodist Church in Albuquerque. He is Blue Steele’s baritone.
JANE LILLY was on the boards for the first time in the show 70, Girls, 70. As a jazz singer, she has sung with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop adult jazz chorus for many years and has performed in recitals for the jazz diva class. She has also done commercial voiceover work and has participated in workshops with Patty Stephens and Claudia Villela. Jane is retired from a retail management career and enjoys home life with her dogs and traveling with her friends.
JASON ADAM COX
JASON ADAM COX has been in dozens of shows in Phoenix and we’re pleased to welcome him in his Landmark debut. He has been seen locally in The Drowsy Chaperone and Phil Bock’s Cat on a Streetcar Named Iguana. Some of his favorite shows include Italian Funerals Johnny) and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown). He is employed by Hewlett-Packard and is co-owner of the upcoming petite clothing company, PetitAlamode.com. Jason is incredibly excited to be a part of this wonderful production of Anything Goes.
JASPER JOHNSON is especially proud of his work in The Physicists, Macbeth, Noises Off, and The Sound of Music. He graduated from The Orange County School of the Arts in June and was accepted into the acting program at DePaul University, which he will attend in the fall. Thanks to Louie, Myra, Zane, and Darby for the opportunity, and thanks to you for supporting live theater.
JD GARCIA is a talented young man who aspires to make it on Broadway. JD’s favorite thing to do is sing. He has had roles in Oz, Willy Wonka, and Once on this Island. This guy has no other passion than theater. This is his first time working with Landmark Musicals and he loves it. He would like to thank his very supportive parents and his loving sister. He sends all his love to his family and friends.
JEANIE MCCLELLAN revels in playing quirky roles, being murdered, as Lady Beaconsfield, in Jekyll and Hyde (MTS). On Landmark’s stage Jeanie saved souls as General Cartwright in Guys and Dolls, spit in Petruchio’s ale as the Padua Inn Waitress in Kiss Me, Kate, and ushered in a new century in Ragtime.
JEANNE MOUCHET is on stage after a long hiatus. She is thrilled to be working with several long time theater and music friends, as well as making new friends in the Landmark community! Jeanne is a private voice teacher and is a graduate of UNM’s voice department. Earlier, Jeanne performed many leading roles in opera and musical theater in New Mexico, Colorado and Alabama along with her very talented late husband, Marc Mouchet. Some of Jeanne’s favorite roles were Julie in Carousel, Marian in The Music Man, and Maria in The Sound of Music. Christmas caroling in traditional Dickens dress has long been a Mouchet family tradition on Christmas Eve, so going carolin’ in A Christmas Carol was very special to her!
JEANNIE WESTWOOD began her stage career at age 5 as a singing prodigy in the British musical theater. She studied at the Peabody Conservatory and has been a featured soloist with symphony orchestras. She has presented her own cabaret show to audiences in the U.S. and around the world. Stage credits include more than 1,000 performances as Anna in The King and I and Landmark productions of 70, Girls, 70, Pippin and A Little Night Music. She has performed before the king and queen of Sweden. Twice.
JEFF PIERCE made his debut with Landmark Musicals and the KiMo Theatre in The Music Man. Albuquerque audiences may remember Jeff “bearing his all”‘ as Jerry Lukowski in ALT’s production of The Full Monty. After receiving a BFA in theater performance from the University of Idaho in 1998, he immediately began acting professionally from coast to coast. Some of his favorite roles include Emile in South Pacific, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls with the Oregon Festival of American Music; Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing with Mill Mountain Theatre Company; Narrator in The Pavilion and Sam in Fully Committed with the Lord Leebrick Theatre Company; Bartholemew in The Taming of the Shrew. Lubin in The Three Musketeers and 2nd Soldier in Twelfth Night with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Jeff would like to thank Aura and Dylan for their tremendous and ongoing support.
JEN CAIN has appeared with an English accent in the role of Molly/Stingo in She Stoops to Conquer (West End Productions), Lady Agatha in Ghosts of Bad Table Manner (Foul Play Cafe), Blood Wedding (Vortex), and as a voiceover narrator (Faith Comes by Hearing). Thanks to God Mom, Phil, Nana and all the wonderful theater audiences.
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