BROADWAY BUDDIES

Meet some actors who performed with the Jonas's on Broadway!

A Christmas Carol

Patrick Stogner
Patrick Stogner

Patrick was Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol with Nick in 2000.  It was his second year as Tiny Tim in the production.  In 2001 he joined the cast of Les Misérables as Gavroche alongside Stephen Scarpulla, Christiana Anbri, and Ellen Hornberger.  He has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials, including The Polar Express and Stuck in the Suburbs.  Nick mentioned Patrick in the Jonas Brothers' second live chat. 

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Gerard Canonico

Gerard played the role of Jonathan in A Christmas Carol with Patrick and Nick.  He played the same role the following year.  In 1999 he made his Broadway debut as Gavroche in Les Misérables and originated the role of the Pauper in the Off-Broadway The Prince and the Pauper.  Other stage credits include Casper the Musical (Bradley; national tour), and the King and I (Louis; Paper Mill Playhouse).  He was a member of The Broadway Kids.  Most recently, he was in the ensemble of American Idiot on Broadway and played Matt in the Off-Broadway production of Bare: the Musical. He recently got back in touch with Nick on Twitter (@gerardcanonico) and when Nick saw the the show in August 2010. 

headshot of Amelia Harris
Amelia Harris (current headshot)

Amelia played the role of Grace Smythe in A Christmas Carol alongside the boys. She was eleven at the time. She went on to have a recurring role in 'As The World Turns', did a voiceover for the Sony hit picture 'Step Mom' and starred as "Joanne" in the musical production, in Hollywood, California, of 'RENT' in 2013.

She is an aspiring singer and actress in the entertainment industry.

Justin Riordan
Justin Riordan

Justin, at the age of 8, shared the roles of Scrooge at 8, Ignorance, and Street Urchin with Nick in A Christmas Carol.  He was a member of the Red Children's Cast, as opposed to Nick who was in the Green Children's Cast.  It was his Broadway debut.  In 2002 he performed once again in A Christmas Carol alongside F. Murray Abraham as Scrooge, Jimmmy Walsh as Tiny Tim, and Jewel Restaneo.

 

Annie Get Your Gun

Jewel and Blaire Restaneo
Jewel and Blaire Restaneo

The Restaneo sisters, Jewel and Blaire, performed alongside Nick in Annie Get Your Gun.  Before Broadway, they starred in the national tour of Annie, where Blaire played Molly and Jewel played Duffy and Annie's understudy.  When they moved to New York to be in Annie Get your Gun, Blaire played Nellie and Jewel started out as the Child Swing, then took over the role of Jessie when Jenny Rose Baker left.  After Annie Get Your Gun, Jewel was in A Christmas Carol at MSG in 2002 with Jimmy Walsh and Justin Riordan.  Since then they have made several appearances in TV and movies, and at one point had their own Disney Channel pilot called Meet the Restaneos.  Today they have their own up-and-coming band, formerly called Jewel and Blaire, now called Pixikill

Jenny Rose Baker
Jenny Rose Baker

Jenny made her Broadway debut as Jessie in Annie Get Your Gun with Nick in 2001.  Previous theater credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), One Happy Marriage (Jennifer), Daydreams, and Greller's Galleria.  She had appeared in other TV shows like "Maury Povich- Talented Kids,"  and "The Today Show."

La Bohème

Ellen Hornberger
Ellen Hornberger

Ellen performed with Joe in La Bohème in the Children's Chorus after previously playing Young Cosette/Young Eponine in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in 2001 with Patrick, Christiana, and Stephen.  She also went to several Broadway events with Nick.  Before Broadway, she played Duffy on the NETworks national tour of Annie.

Beauty and the Beast

Zachary Grill
Zachary Grill

 

Zachary shared the role of Chip with Nick in Beauty and the Beast.  He previously played the same role on the national tour of Beauty and the Beast in 2001.  He also participated in theater camp shows and sang in his school and church choirs.

Adam Casner
Adam Casner

 

Adam Casner, a second grader at this time, made his Broadway debut in Beauty and the Beast, alternating the role of Chip with Nick in the summer and fall of 2002.  Adam previously performed with Sandcastle Production's The People Garden as a part of the touring and Off-Broadway casts. 

 

 

Les Misérables

Andrew Hoeft
Andrew Hoeft

Andrew shared the role of Gavroche with Nick in Les Misérables.  Before this role, his Broadway debut, he played Colin Craven in an ACTS of WNY production of The Secret Garden.  He won an IMTA award for Runner-Up Child Actor in 2001.  Andrew went on to play Todd Ritter in the ABC Family series "Wildfire" and appeared in the movie Spy School.  Andrew and sister Alle recently reunited with Nick at Nick's acoustic show on February 11th, 2011 in Virginia and can be found on Twitter at @andrewhoeft.  

Christiana Anbri
Christiana Anbri

Christiana played Young Cosette/Young Eponine while Nick was Gavroche in Les Misérables.  Known as "Nan," she was Broadway's longest-running and final Young Cosette (1998-2003).  She previously was the original Molly in the 20th Anniversary production of Annie and played Gretl in The Sound of Music, both on Broadway.  She toured with both Les Misérables and Annie.  Nan had been doing national commercials, workshops, and TV appearances at a young age.  She returned to Annie in the title role in a 2004 national tour and went on to several other regional and community productions.

 

Alexandra Rose Sullivan
Alexandra Rose Sullivan

Alexandra made her Broadway debut Young Cosette/Young Eponine while Nick was Gavroche in Les Misérables.  She joined the cast in 2002 at the age of nine.  After Les Mis, she played Duffy in a Random Farms Kids production of Annie and went on to play Fan at 10 in the Madison Square Garden production of A Christmas Carol in 2003.  She also has recording and commercial credits.

Kristin Danielle Klabunde
Kristin Danielle Klabunde

Kristin played Young Cosette/Young Eponine while Nick was Gavroche in 2003.  Before this role, she was Molly in the national tour of Annie and Pearl in an Off-Broadway production of The Scarlet Letter.  She has numerous TV, movie, and commercial credits including Gepetto, "The Backyardigans," "Gilmore Girls" and "Saturday Night Live".  She went on to play the title role in the Random Farms Kids production of Annie (along with Alexandra). 

The Sound of Music

Allison Brustofski (2010 headshot)
Allison Brustofski (2010 headshot)

Allison played Brigitta and was Nick's carpool buddy during The Sound of Music in 2003.  It was her first professional show and has done several productions at the Paper Mill since.  She was the voice of the Nick Jr. host Piper O'Possum for four years.  Ali recently won the Songwriter's Circle Young Artist Award (2009) and currently has several singles on iTunes, is now recording her first EP, and has done several concerts/appearances in New York and New Jersey.  She can be found on Youtube as AllisonBrustofski (often posting vintage videos of Nick!) and on Twitter as @AliBrustofski

 

 

Broadway Friends

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Stephen Scarpulla

 

Stephen went to several Broadway events with Nick.  He played Scrooge at 8 in A Christmas Carol in 1998 with Roger Daltrey and then Gavroche in Les Misérables on Broadway from November of 1999 through 2001.  After Les Misérables, he joined the revival of Oklahoma as Travis in 2002 and then joined the original revival cast of Gypsy, starring Bernadette Peters, in 2003 as the Newsboy.  He had been doing regional theater since age five.  Stephen went on to play Bert in Landscape of the Body at the Signature Theatre Company in 2006. 

Harrison Chad
Harrison Chad

 

 

Harrison attended many Broadway events with Nick.  Nick also took over the roles of Chip and Gavroche from him. Harrison's Broadway credits include Peter Pan (Michael Darling u/s), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Les Misérables (Gavroche), and Caroline, or Change (Young Noah).  He also voiced Young Tarzan in "Tarzan II", Boots in "Dora the Explorer", and many more.  He also appeared in a few commercials while growing up.