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Casting Announced for Las Vegas Production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah’s Las Vegas

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE
LAS VEGAS PRODUCTION OF

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Performances Begin February 4 at Harrah’s Las Vegas; Tickets Are On-Sale Now

After a nationwide search, full casting has been announced for the Las Vegas production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, which begins performances at Harrah’s Las Vegas on February 4.  The cast will be led by Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Benjamin D. Hale as Johnny Cash, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley and Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins. The cast also features Marc Donovan as Sam Phillips, Felice Garicia as Dyanne, and musicians Jim Belk and Mikey Hachey.

Other cast members include Jacob Tolliver, Luke Darnell, Larry “Cole” Cole, Tony Sandrew, Stephanie Mason, Mark Farrett and Josh Jones.

“The performers in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET need to be talent powerhouses who are both incredible musicians and actors,” says producer Gigi Pritzker. “We are very pleased with the talented cast for the Las Vegas production at Harrah’s. While some of the cast have been with the Broadway and National Touring productions of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, many were also found right here in Las Vegas.”

Inspired by an electrifying true story, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET begins performances on February 4.  Ticket prices range from $69 to $94 and are available at the Harrah’s Showroom box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (702) 369-5111. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.       

The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet takes place on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each superstar, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with the extraordinary story of secrets, betrayal, and the once in a lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,”  “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

CAST BIOGRAPHIES

Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis) comes directly from the first world tour of Million Dollar Quartet, having crossed the pond from England two years ago to ply his trade. Having just finished his second album, and now working on a third, Martin has performed around the world, entertaining thousands dancing on pianos in his mismatched socks.

Benjamin D. Hale (Johnny Cash) is thrilled to join the Las Vegas production of Million Dollar Quartet as Johnny Cash after a six year run in Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular (Raoul u/s, Swing). He recently performed on the American Country Awards singing backup for Kristen Chenoweth. He has shared his talents throughout Utah and the Las Vegas valley singing for various benefits, showcases and events. He loves to write, record, and perform original music and has a deep respect for recording artists of the early 1950’s.

Tyler Hunter (Elvis Presley)Tyler Hunter was born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska. He is an accomplished singer, songwriter, actor and recording artist. For the past two years, Tyler has portrayed Elvis with Legends in Concert in its Atlantic City and Hawaii shows. He now brings his talents to the Las Vegas stage in the hit Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet.

Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins) Since originating the role of Carl Perkins in 2006, Robert has starred in every production of Million Dollar Quartet including Chicago, Broadway, London, Off-Broadway, the National Tour, and now Las Vegas. He also writes and produces original music that he performs with his numerous bands.

Marc D. Donovan (Sam Phillips)is honored to be a part of Million Dollar Quartet in its new home. Regional Theatre: Carousel (West Virginia Public Theater), Annie Get Your Gun (Cider Mill Playhouse), Crazy for You (Oqunquit Playhouse), Fat Pig (12 Miles West), Betty’s Summer Vacation (The Theater Project).  Film: Morris County, Donors Needed, Under the N.  TV: Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Zero Hour, All My Children. www.marcdonovan.com.

Felice Garcia (Dyanne) is no stranger to the Las Vegas Strip.  She has been a headliner at Les Folies Bergere, American Superstars, Fantasy and iCandy Burlesque.  Most recently she has produced, directed, and starred in her own show, twice.  Felice’s Country Diva paid tribute to today’s hottest country stars and her second show called The Cover Girls celebrated the American songbook.  Felice is a Runnin’ Rebel with a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jim Belk (Fluke/Drummer) has been a professional musician for more than 30 years.   Las Vegas Productions include: Chicago, Always, Patsy Cline, Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, The Producers, and We Will Rock You. Headliner credits include: Don Rickles, Charo, Wayne Newton, Larry Coryell and Michael Grimm. In addition to playing drums, Jim is an accomplished arranger/copyist with a master’s in jazz composition and theory.  A major client utilizing these skills is David Foster.

Mikey Hachey (Jay Perkins/ Bass) is an upright and electric bass player who was born and raised in Anaheim, California. In college, Mikey developed his skills and formal training at California State University, Fullerton. His most notable accomplishments include performing behind such Broadway stars as Carter Calvert (Cats) and Ivan Rutherford (Les Misérables ) in Neil Berg’s Holiday Broadway. Mikey also became an artist on Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS production, where he carried out more than 500 live onstage shows. Currently residing in Las Vegas, Mikey continues to build his name as a top call musician. Please visit www.slmikey.com for more information.

Marc Donovan (Sam Phillips)
Marc Donovan (Sam Phillips)
Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins)
Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins)
Ben Hale (Johnny Cash)
Ben Hale (Johnny Cash)
Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis)

 

Tyler Hunter (Elvis Presley)
Tyler Hunter (Elvis Presley)

 

Felice Garcia (Dyanne)
Felice Garcia (Dyanne)

For more information on Million Dollar Quartet, go to www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.

 

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