Starring

BRENDON ROGERS (Gerard Dupris)

An alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Brendon is an award-winning actor and director whose twenty years in the performing arts have crossed several mediums. Some of his Central Florida stage credits include “Lucifer” in the world premiere production of Alice and the Angels, “David” in Social Security, “Roat” in Wait Until Dark, “Bingham” in The Fox on the Fairway, “Van Helsing” in Dracula, “Nick” in Over the River and Through the Woods, “Pip/Theo” in Three Days of Rain, “Henry VIII” in A Man for All Seasons, “Gary/Roger” in Noises Off, and “Willie Conklin” in Ragtime, among several others. In addition to having recently co-starred in the award-winning feature short film Clarity, Brendon has also appeared in I Love You Because, Academy Boyz, The House on the Hill, and the supernatural TV pilots Mysteries from the Inn and Blackrayne. He also provided narration for the documentary Burned By A Beagle, along with numerous commercial, radio and TV voiceovers. Brendon continues to act and direct for the stage, and also serves as a partner in QiCo Films, recently having co-produced their second award-winning short, The Grove.

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STEPHANIE ADAMS (Dotty Parker)

Stephanie is an actress, singer, dancer, and voice-over artist who has over thiry years of experience in this crazy, wonderful business. She originates from Texas and has been seen on-stage there, on tour nationally, and now currently calls Florida home. Some of her favorite Central Florida credits include "Mrs. Clackett/Dotty" in Noises Off, "Guenevere" in Camelot, "Mother" in Ragtime, "Charlotte" in A Little Night Music, "Lena Lamont" in Singin' In the Rain, "Sister Mary Amnesia" in Nunsense, "Peggy" in The Taffetas, "Rosabella" in The Most Happy Fella, and "Bebe" in A Chorus Line. As a voice-over artist, Stephanie has had both singing and speaking credits for television, books, live shows, narration, and video games. She is thrilled to add this creatively wonderful show to her repertoire!

 

COURTNEY BAHR (Featured Performer)

This is Courtney's first attempt at voice-over work and it has been so much fun! Originally from upstate New York, Courtney is lived in NYC for many years where she performed on stage, on television and on film --- and where she also met husband Duncan Bahr. A former card-carrying AEA/SAG/AFTRA member, she moved to Florida where such things were unnecessary. Favorite local roles include "Margot" from Dial M for Murder, "Ruth" in Blithe Spirit and several productions with WPI.

 

DUNCAN BAHR (Featured Performer)

Duncan Bahr holds a Performing Arts degree from Middlesex University in London, England. Duncan has also studied acting extensively in New York and at GITIS in Moscow. He has been seen anywhere from the role of "D'Artagnan" in a US tour of The Three Musketeers to the role of "Freddy" on NBC's daytime soap Another World. Other credits include, "Jerry" in The Zoo Story, "Pale" in Burn This, "Lloyd" in Noises Off, and "Mortimer Brewster" in Arsenic & Old Lace. Duncan is the proud father of Jackson, Christopher & Juliette and husband to actress Courtney Bahr. www.duncanbahr.com

 

ELIZABETH CURTIS (Featured Performer)

Liz brings almost forty years of stage experience to the show, having performed mostly throughout central and southern Florida, with one notable gig in South Africa. A fourth generation native Floridian, she graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and is a founding member of the Actor’s Workshop and Repertory Company of West Palm Beach. She studied speech and drama at Palm Beach State College.

 

 

BRIE ELISE (Juliette Leveau)

As an avid fan of classic television and films from the 1940s to 1960s, Brie is excited to be making her voice acting debut. Brie grew up in New Jersey and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF). She has been acting since high school and looks forward to contributing to this amazing project.

 

JENNIFER FINK (Featured Performer)

Jennifer is excited to participate in this project that highlights her hometown, New Orleans. Having both acted onstage and served as the stage manager for numerous productions in Central Florida, it is a thrill to get to realize a long time dream of voice acting with so many talented cast members and close friends. Thanks always to our wonderful creative team and our listeners.

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HEATHER FRANKLIN (Featured Performer)

 

CHARLES HALE (Featured Performer)

 

 

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JOSHUA HERNANDEZ (Featured Performer)

Joshua is a Louisiana native and a huge fan of classic film, television, and radio. He performed humorous and dramatic interpretations, duo reading, and duet acting in high school. Joshua has also performed with Cite des Arts in Lafayette, LA, and Theater Downtown in Orlando, FL, as well as with Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando resorts. Favorite roles include: "Young Scrooge" in A Christmas Carol, "George Hastings" in She Stoops to Conquer, "The Grinch" in Grinchmas. Joshua is very excited to be making his voice acting debut with NOLANoir Productions, and beyond excited to work with such a creative project that is so close to home!

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ALEXANDER MRAZEK (Featured Performer)

Alexander is a Chicago native, with a BFA in Acting from the University of Florida. Apart from his voiceover work, Alex can mostly be seen on the stages and theme parks around Orlando. He has worked with Universal Studios, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre, Florida Opera Theatre, Norwegian Cruise Line, Nickelodeon, and SeaWorld. Recent projects include: Sweeney Todd (TheatreWorks Florida), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre), and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Orlando Repertory Theatre). As always, he would like to send out a great thanks to his mom, brother, and all of his friends for their amazing and constant support. Myliu! www.alexandermrazek.com

 

DESIREE PEREZ (Louise Olivier)

Desiree is thrilled to be a part of NOLANoir Productions! She has over thirteen years of performing arts experience, having worked as a professional singer, dancer, and actress for major theme parks, resorts, and entertainment companies throughout the Central Florida region. She studied Performance and Education in Music and Theatre at Valencia Community College, with further studies in Performance in Music at Florida State University, where she performed in the Honors Choir. Favorite theatre credits include: "Diana Morales" in A Chorus Line, "Motormouth Maybelle" in Hairspray, "Sarah" in Ragtime, "Fantine" in Les Miserables, "Aida" in Aida, "Sister Mary Hubert" in Nunsense, and "Billie Holiday" in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. www.desireemperez.com

 

KEN PETERSON (Hank Monroe)

Ken Peterson has been performing in theater and radio for the past forty years while traveling with the U.S. Foreign Service and working in many American Embassies abroad. Being part of a mystery drama comes as no surprise to Ken, a former undercover spy for the U.S. Army in Central and South America. Since returning safely to "the home of the brave and the land of the free", Ken has enjoyed pursuing many theatrical roles in such productions as Fiddler on the Roof, Miracle on 34th Street, Dracula and Camelot, just to name a few.

 

KEVIN SIGMAN (Featured Performer)

Kevin has been performing on stage for over seven years in the Central Florida community with groups such as Empty Spaces Theatre Co., Beth Marshall Presents, the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, and the Civic Theatre of Central Florida. He has also performed in several productions at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. Recent stage credits include "Edward Raymond" in The Receptionist, "Robert Zelnick" in FROST/NIXON, "Amos Hart" in Chicago, and "The Baker" in Into The Woods. He would like to dedicate his work on this project to the memory of his late mother, Suzanne Sigman.

 

OMAR JAMILLE VELÁZQUEZ (Featured Performer)

Omar is a young, up-and-coming actor in the Orlando area, where he studies Theater/Acting at Valencia College. He grew up surrounded by theatre and the arts in Milwaukee, WI. Most recently he was featured as "Charles the Wrestler" in Valencia College's production of Shakespeare's As You Like It (dir. Kathleen Lindsey) and in the titular double role of Jekyll & Hyde at the Osceola Center for the Arts, as well as the upcoming films Images of Summer (wr./dir. Todd Michael Smith) and The Partnership (wr./dir. Francisco Hidalgo). This production marks his voice acting debut. omarjvelazquez.weebly.com

 

DEREK WALLMAN (Inspector Jake Boudreau)

Derek has been involved in theatre and film as a performer, director, producer, and playwright, for over thirty years. Since 2012, he has been actively partcipating with venues in the central Florida region, and also serves on the board of the Melon Patch Theatre. Derek is engaged to fellow NOLANoir Player Heather Franklin. They, as well as all five of their collective kids at home, are regulars within community theatre settings. Derek has a deep passion for the spoken word and is honored to replace the incredibly talented Patrick Zaia in the role he originally created for Gerard Dupris. Outside of the performing arts, Derek is the Associate VP of a marketing company. He and Dupris series creator Beau Mahurin are currently collaborating on the writing and development of the new musical H. H. Holmes.

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STEVE WELCH (Featured Performer)

Steve Welch was raised on Marvel Comics and pulp paperbacks, sitting on his Mom's lap in a small apartment in Ankara, Turkey. He saw his first film in a Turkish theater: King Kong Escapes. Nothing like catching a little Japanese monster movie action in downtown Ankara, late 1960s. That left a mark. His love of fantasy, horror, and adventure is deeply rooted, and that’s reflected in his first novel, Elise and The Astonishing Aquanauts. Steve has been a theme park creative director, radio morning show host, screenwriter, actor, 7-11 employee on the midnight shift, improv comedian, and line cook. He's also had the good fortune to travel from Ecuador to India doing something incredibly unlikely: announcing water-ski shows with the Stars of Florida, a roving band of water-ski warriors, mystical drinking shamans, and renegade cultural emissaries. His wife Cindy and his daughter Sammi are his light. Steve is currently working on his second novel. stevewelchcreative.com


 

SAMANTHA WHALEY (Featured Performer)

Samantha was part of the original cast for the trial season of The Adventures of Gerard Dupris, and is thrilled to be back working with NOLANoir Productions! She holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her previous credits include "Alice" in Alice in Wonderland and "Stella" in A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

SHELLY WHITTLE (Featured Performer)

A comedian, actor, and voice actor originally from Rhode Island, Shelly has been performing in Florida for the past four years. As a stage actor he has brought many of our favorite classic characters to life including "Dr. Chumley" in Harvey, "McMurphy" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and his favorite "Scrooge" in A Christmas Carol. He recently completed recording his first audio book, The Crack of Dawn by Gerard LaBrecque.

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TODD ZIMMERMAN (Morty Campbell)

Todd has created award-winning physical comedy shows, variety shows and provided creative consulting for SeaWorld Orlando, Adventure Island Tampa, Legoland Florida, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Busch Gardens Tampa, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Gaylord Palms. Todd graduated from Clown College and performed with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for seven years, where in addition to producing routines, he also performed as the understudy singing Ringmaster and was selected as the living embodiment of P.T. Barnum for a national publicity tour celebrating Barnum’s 200th Birthday. Todd has performed on ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today and The Late Show with David Letterman, Nickelodeon’s In Your Shoes and Celebrity Family Feud. Todd toured for two years with the Windy City Players Children’s Theatricals, and has also performed with regional theatres and the international performance groups,
Up With People and the Royal Hanneford Circus. www.oddots.com

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- ALUMNI PERFORMERS -

PATRICK ZAIA (Featured Performer / Original "Boudreau")

Patrick was excited to be a part of Season 1: ...Gerard Dupris was his first stab at voiceover work! He has performed as a singer and actor on regional stages for the past ten years. Favorite roles include “Houdini” in Ragtime, “Barrett” in Titanic: The Musical, “Ebeneezer Scrooge” in Scrooge: The Musical, “Tito” in Lend Me A Tenor, “Roger DeBris” in The Producers, and “Sky Masterson” in Guys and Dolls.

 

 


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