Meet the Cast

Meet the Cast

Sterling McClary (Marty) is bonafide Arts enthusiast, a trained dancer in over 7 various dance styles as well as training vocally and dramatically in commercial and musical theater techniques. After living in Pittsburgh where he studied musical theater and dance at Point Park University, he gained the opportunity to share his love and passion of creating and performing in various major theatrical venues and dance studios around the country as well as spending the past 5 years as a performer for Celebrity, Disney and various cruise lines. From choreography to teaching, to casting and coaching and even recording music, Sterling has experienced entertainment at every level and has more often than not been on the right side of quality. 

Gary Bowman (Alex) Touring debut! NEW YORK: The John W. Engeman Theater (Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages). REGIONAL: The Media Theater (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of LoveRENT). TV: Travel Channel, Oxygen, ID Network, Discovery+. Love and thanks to Alison Franck, CPM Talent Management, the fellas, my family, and of course, Casey. “Ain’t nothin’ in the world that can tear us apart!” Instagram: @gary_bowman 

James Silverstein (Melman) is a graduate from the Molloy University/CAP21 B.F.A program and thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Recent credits include: Hair (Woodstock Playhouse), A Chorus Line (The Madison Theatre),Rob Rokicki’s Face Your Fears (The Green Room 42), A Symphony for Portland (Feinstein’s/54 Below), Loaded Language//#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence (Mile Square Theatre). Instagram: @jamessilverstein.

Maria Norris (Gloria) is thrilled to be shaking her hip-hip-hippo hips at theaters across the country. Favorite credits include Rafiki (Disney Cruise Line), Ronnette (Little Shop) and Dragon (Shrek). Massive gratitude to Alison Franck casting, this stellar creative team, cast, crew, Brian at HKA – and of course friends and fam. BOOM BOOM!! Instagram: @marianorris

Steven Makropoulos (King Julien) is a New York based actor and musician. Favorite shows: South Pacific (Billis), Fun Home (Roy), Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis). TV: Evil Lives Here (ID), Homocide City (ID). Love to my Megan! Instagram: @StevenMakropoulos

Niko Kaim (Skipper/Ensemble, Swing) is overjoyed to be wild and free and back on tour with these beloved animals! Swing in Madagascar: the Musical (UK / Int’l Tour), Love Story (Cadogan Hall), Holland America Line (RWS Entertainment Group), Bobby Strong in Urinetown (Cider Mill Playhouse), Link in Hairspray (Flynn Theatre). Thank you, Mom!

Alex Burnette (Maurice/Skipper/Ensemble, Puppet Captain) Tesla Vs Edison (Center Puppetry Arts), National Tour: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Linus), NY Theatre: Rescue Rue (Off-Broadway, NYMF, Workshops), The Sleepy Hollow Experience, ‘Olivier Py’s The Young Girl, The Devil, & The Mill’. Regional: Young Frankenstein, Anything Goes. B.F.A. from Marymount Manhattan College. Alex has written and directed original mainstage shows for Cedar Fair Parks’ Haunt Seasons for the past two years, as well as performed as jazz singer/pianist on Holland America Line. Represented by Jill Blalock of Broad Talent. Instagram: @AlexBBurnette

Anna Telfer (Kowalski/Candy) is a bicoastal actor. She is thrilled to return to the stage after years of film/TV/commercial work. Regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Twelfth Night (Theatricum Botanicum). Film credits include: Puppetman, Tomorrow, & Ape vs MechaApe. THANK YOU cast/crew and family/friends for your talent, support, & love.

Katie Whittemore (Private/Mort/Ensemble, U/S Candy)National tour debut! Recently completed nine months at sea as a singer/dancer onboard the Azamara Onward. Regional favorites include Mamma Mia (Maine State Music Theatre), Wizard of Oz (The Palace Theatre), and West Side Story (Prather Productions). BFA from the University of Central Florida. Immense gratitude to my family, Nick, and Brian at The Hell’s Kitchen Agency. 
Instagram: @katie_whittemo

Jordan Taylor (Rico/Lynn/Ensemble, U/S Gloria) is a recent graduate of Coastal Carolina University from Florence, SC. Her credits include the West Coast Premiere of The Day you Begin, Crowns: The Musical, and Honk! She is excited to be a part of this colorful show, and she thanks her family and friends for their endless support.

Randy Campo (Mason/Lars/Ensemble, U/S Marty, U/S Melman) is thrilled to be touring the country with Madagascar the Musical! Jersey boy and Rutgers University alum. Recent: Singer/Dancer with Carnival Cruise Lines. National tour: Baby Shark Live! (Major Penguin/Ranger/Ensemble). Regional: The Addams Family (Ancestor), Elf (Ensemble). All my love to Mami, Papi, and Jairo. Living the dream! Instagram: @randycampo

Ryan Koch (Swing) is a BFA Musical Theatre graduate of the University of Central Florida. He made his national tour debut last year in Pinkalicious (Mr. Pinkerton). Regional credits include A Gentleman’s Guide (Monty Navarro), Matilda (Mr. Wormwood), Merry Wives of Windsor (Ford), Shrek (Shrek), and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Henry Spofford).