November 3 - December 22, 2023

The Cast

Cast Bios

KENNEDY JOY FULLARD (Cinderella) (she/they) is a 24-year-old San Francisco State graduate and Bay Area teaching artist. She is so thrilled to return to the Berkeley Playhouse stage alongside her best friend Jas (Grace, The Stepsister) this holiday season! Kennedy has been seen in productions such as A Christmas Story the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, and Matilda the Musical at Berkeley Playhouse. Other credits include The Day You Begin and Giraffes Can't Dance at Bay Area Children's Theatre and Hair at San Francisco State University. She was also featured on the revival of Fox's "Don't Forget the Lyrics" in 2022. Kennedy owes everything to the support of her friends and family, especially her parents Kimberly and Donovan, and her younger brother, Troy.

JENNIFER MARIE FRAZIER (Fairy Godmother), synonymous with professionalism and creativity, began her performing arts career at the age of nine. She takes pride in the title “Triple Threat” and has been on stages from Tokyo to Los Angeles. Some past credits include Sister Act, Mamma Mia!, Memphis, Dreamgirls, Little Shop of Horrors (Berkeley Playhouse), Crowns (Ivory Arts), My Brother Marvin: The Life of Marvin Gaye (The Paramount Theater), The Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical (American Conservatory Theater). Jennifer is also a licensed cosmetologist and serves her community and local theaters as a makeup and wig/hair designer! She’s elated to be back at Berkeley Playhouse! IG: @ _jjtwelve

ERIKA COYNE (Stepmother) (she/her) is thrilled to be appearing in her first production at Berkeley Playhouse! She recently performed with Las Positas College as Calliope in Xanadu. Previous roles include The Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and a Principal Soloist in All Together Now. Erika is a graduate of Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) with a BS in Music Education. Thanks and love always to Thomas!

JAS COOK (Grace, The Stepsister) (they/them) is so excited to be playing Grace alongside their best friend Kennedy (Cinderella) in Cinderella Enchanted! Jas is a local theatrical, drag, and burlesque performer, who has a passion for the arts and being involved in the LGBTQ+ community. Recent theatrical credits include Lucinda (Into the Woods, Berkeley Playhouse), Themself (A Grand Night for Singing, 42nd Street Moon) and Hope Harcourt (Anything Goes, 42nd Street Moon). Jas is glad to be back at Berkeley Playhouse and is excited to bring another step sister to the stage! They would like to thank their friends, family, and partner Max for their ongoing support.

SAM TOPACIO (Joy, The Stepsister) (she/they) is a Filipina American actress, writer, and singer based in Oakland, and she is delighted to make her Berkeley Playhouse debut! After a seven-year acting break, Sam made her Bay Area theater debut in January 2023 for Town Hall Theatre’s production of Nanay, a new work that examines Filipino culture, sisterhood, and healing from loss. Since returning to the stage, Sam has appeared as Luna in Starlight (Town Hall Theatre) and Emma in The Language Archive (Masquers Playhouse). Outside of performing, you can find Sam working her day job as a Community School Director, spending time outside with her partner and dog, or writing a song she likely won’t finish. She sends love to her family, friends, and to all you beautiful supporters of live theater. IG: @t00pacio

VINH G. NGUYEN (Christopher, The Prince) is grateful to be back on stage to play this dream role and make his Berkeley Playhouse debut. A director by trade, some of his recent credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Cabrillo Stage), Next to Normal (Sunnyvale Community Players), Company (South Bay Musical Theatre), and Allegiance (Palo Alto Players). Vinh has taught theater at San Jose State University, Las Positas College, and American Conservatory Theatre. He holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA)..

STEPHEN KANASKI (Lionel, The Steward) is excited to return to Berkeley Playhouse for their production of Cinderella Enchanted after appearing previously as Luis and Bernardo u/s in West Side Story. Notable credits include Robert Martin in Drowsy Chaperone (Sonoma Arts Live), Angel in Rent and Dr. Frank-N- Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (Marin Musical Theatre Company), Crutchie in Newsies (Hillbarn, SFBATCC Featured Actor Nomination), Charles in the regional premiere of Sons of the Prophet (TBA Nomination Best Ensemble in a Play, New Conservatory Theatre Center), Picasso in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Jack in Into the Woods (Los Altos Stage Company), and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Pacifica Spindrift Players). To my Yak fam and the Great Rest.

NICOLE STANLEY (Queen Constantini) is overjoyed to be making her debut with Berkeley Playhouse in Cinderella Enchanted. She graduated from Chico State with her BFA in Musical Theatre in 2022, where she had the opportunity to play some of her favorite roles such as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Paulette Bonafonte in Legally Blonde, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lately, Nicole has been serving as a teacher for Cinnabar Theater’s Young Rep Program in Petaluma. You may have also seen her in Lucky Penny Productions’ performance of The World Goes ‘Round as the Barista. She would like to dedicate this performance to her late father as always. Instagram: @_nicolestanley

KYLE HERRERA (King Maximillian) is excited to be returning to the Berkeley Playhouse stage for a second time after their production of Kinky Boots. Kyle is a fourth-year student studying Musical Theatre and Acting at CSUEB. Previous credits include Tri Valley Repertory Theatre’s production of Newsies as Davey, The Pear Theatre’s production of Falsettos as Mendel, Ray of Light’s production of Annie as Rooster, and Sunnyside Productions' production of Into the Woods Jr. as Jack. He would like to thank everyone who has ever supported him in his theatrical endeavors.

ILANA SASSON (Ensemble) (she/her) is over the moon to be making her Berkeley Playhouse debut. Her recent credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Cabrillo Stage), Annie Warbucks (Landmark Musical Theatre), Scrooge in Love! (6th Street Playhouse), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Legacy Stage). She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre as well as a Minor in Dance from Chico State University. Ilana would like to thank her parents for their endless support, especially her father, who has been her biggest cheerleader throughout her entire journey. You can learn more about Ilana on her website:

MONICA ROSE SLATER (Ensemble) (she/they) is a Brazilian-American singer-actor-educator based in San Francisco. While this is her first show with Berkeley Playhouse (woo-hoo!), since her 2021 cross-country move from VA to CA Monica has had the pleasure of working with 42nd Street Moon, Lamplighters Music Theatre, Cinnabar Theatre, Pocket Opera, Throckmorton Theatre, and Foothills Music Theatre. Coming up next, she'll be returning to 42nd Street Moon as Cordelia in Falsettos. In May 2023, Monica graduated with a Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory, where she sang roles in several operas and originated the role of Bella Chagall in The Color of Love (a new musical by Jon Anderson) and played Marmee in Little Women. When not performing, Monica is a voice teacher and has many, many hobbies, among them rollerblading, biking, cooking, and writing. Check out her website at or her Instagram @monicaroseslater!

SOLONA HUSBAND (Ensemble) is honored to be making her debut at Berkeley Playhouse. Solona has been doing musical theater since kindergarten and hopes to do it forever! You may have seen Sol in other projects around the Bay Area such as: Ariel in The Little Mermaid with Sunnyvale Community Players (her most recent role); Sandy Cheeks in The Spongebob Musical with Palo Alto Players; Amelie in Amelie with Masquers Playhouse; Ti Moune in Once on this Island with Plethos Productions. Sol hopes you enjoy this magical show! She’d like to thank her mom for constantly supporting her dreams! Find Sol on Instagram @solonstage

SHAYNA ANN HOWLETT (Ensemble) (they/them) is thrilled to work alongside dedicated performers at Berkeley Playhouse. Prior performance credits include: Hamlet (Laertes) with Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania) with the Foodbank Players; The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus) with Prague Shakespeare Company; Hamlet (Rosencrantz) with the University of California, Berkeley Theater Department; and Dog Sees God (Van's Sister) and 1984 (The Loudspeaker) with Barestage Productions. You can see them perform as Leda in Stretchmarks: The Playdate for Mommas in San Francisco or in their recent on-screen work as Claudia in “The Crab” and Anita in “Deep Time.” Follow them on Instagram.

WESLEY BARKER (Ensemble) is so thrilled to be making his Berkeley Playhouse debut. Wesley is a senior at Cal State East Bay majoring in Theatre Arts & Broadcast Media. His past credits include Beautiful as Drifter and Spelling Bee as William Barfee (Woodminster Musical Theatre), Little Shop Of Horrors as Audrey II, and Footloose as Ren (both with Cal State East Bay), to name a few. He wants to thank his family, for always supporting his dreams and goals, and his friends for being the best support system all throughout his theatrical journey! Hope you all enjoy the show!

SIMON SANTOS (Ensemble) is an alumnus of the Meisner Technique Studio and loves stories that catalyze change, spark empathy, and bring people together. He feels honored to call Cinderella Enchanted his first collaboration with Berkeley Playhouse. Simon has been seen in "Stranger Things: The Experience" (Netflix, Mycotoo) and Song of the Nightingale (Tri-Valley Theatre Company). Simon works toward an entertainment landscape with more authentic Filipino- and Asian- American representation—both on-screen and on-stage. He strongly believes in the importance of writing his own material. He has written-directed two award-winning short films, "Is He?" and "Self-Worth." Both are viewable at IG: @siopaosantos22. He sends his love and gratitude to his loved ones, especially his mom—Annette Santos—for her unwavering, unconditional love, generosity, support, and for feeding him for 24 years. Because her cooking is the best.

AUSTINE DE LOS SANTOS (Ensemble) (they/them) is a Bay Area-raised Pilipinx artist. They have worked with The Peripatetic Players, Plethos Productions, Masquers Playhouse, and are happy to return to Berkeley Playhouse with great friends. Along with performing, they love to dance, hype people up, and eat sweet treats. Aus gives their love to their friends and family for all the unwavering support, especially to their mom and siblings. And to their loving and ever supportive tita, “I love you, my homie!”

"Royal" Youth Cast:

NATALIE BART-WILLIAMS (Ensemble) (she/he/they) has performed in many productions since eighth grade, and her love for the theater has only grown. After finishing up The Addams Family with Berkeley Playhouse, they quickly went to Carnegie Mellon University over the summer to continue his training within drama, and now that she’s back, she hopes to spark joy and inspiration within the audience by using her provocateur skills and keeping the energy up within the theater. She is truly excited to share the experience of being in the theater with the audience!

KADE DAVIS (Ensemble) (he/him) is excited to be making his theatrical debut with Berkeley Playhouse. He has developed a passion for the arts and loves that musical theater allows him to sing, dance, and act on stage. His favorite role has been Colin Craven in The Secret Garden with Missouri Street Theater. Recent credits include Gypsy with Woodminster Summer Musicals and Marlin in Finding Nemo Jr. with Poison Apple Studios. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support. IG: @kadebradydavis

CAMDEN GREATHOUSE (Ensemble) is a 14-year-old at San Ramon Valley High School and is thrilled to be returning for his third MainStage production with Berkeley Playhouse. Favorite past credits: Michael (Matilda the Musical/Berkeley Playhouse), Mark (A Chorus Line/Berkeley Playhouse YouthStage Spotlight Show), Joe Hardy (Damn Yankees/I Can Do That!), Ralphie (A Christmas Story the Musical/Poison Apple Productions), Eddie (13: the Musical/YMTC). In his free time, he likes to play volleyball, umpire baseball, and play the piano. He’s so thankful for his family and friends who support him and hopes you enjoy the show! IG: @cam.greathouse

BASYE MUMMERT (Ensemble) (she/her) is delighted to be making her MainStage debut at Berkeley Playhouse! She was last seen on the Berkeley Playhouse stage as Katherine Plumber in Newsies. Her other recent credits include Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock the Musical (Berkeley Playhouse), Beatrice Bottom in Something Rotten! (Albany High School Theatre Ensemble), and Ensemble/Cady u/s in Mean Girls the Musical (Albany High School Theatre Ensemble). Basye is so incredibly grateful for her family and friends and their unconditional love and support. Much love to her theater family at Berkeley Playhouse and beyond, especially this wonderful cast! Enjoy the show, everyone!

GIAO VU MURPHY (Ensemble) is a crazy 13-year-old that is so excited to be on the MainStage! Giao has been a part of multiple productions in the KidStage program at Berkeley Playhouse that include Becoming Robin Hood, Matilda the Musical and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. In the little spare time there is, Giao loves to play guitar and hang out with friends. Giao wants to thank all the friends and family members that could take time out of their day to drive Giao to rehearsals!

LIA CAMPER (Ensemble) (she/her) is ecstatic to make her Berkeley Playhouse MainStage debut in Cinderella Enchanted! Previous Berkeley Playhouse credits include YouthStage's Matilda the Musical, Becoming Robin Hood, and Shrek the Musical. Lia is a freshman at California Crosspoint Academy and studies voice with Sophia Santulli. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, reading books, and playing volleyball with friends. She thanks her family, friends, and Berkeley Playhouse for their support and hopes you enjoy the show!

MASON ROTBLAT (Ensemble) (he/him) is thrilled to be making his MainStage debut at Berkeley Playhouse in Cinderella Enchanted. His love of theater and acting began when he was cast as the Beast in a production of Beauty and the Beast with Kids n’ Dance. Other favorite roles include YouthStage's Spamalot at Berkeley Playhouse (Patsy), Chicago (Harry/Ensemble) at Head-Royce School, Spongebob the Musical (Spongebob), Up to You! (Eric), and Press Start (Young Adventurer) with Town Hall Theater Company. Mason is so thankful for his friends and family for their love and support! IG: @masonrotblat

COLETTE GOODMAN (Ensemble) (she/her) is delighted to be making her MainStage debut! Recent stage credits include Matilda in Matilda the Musical Jr. (Berkeley Playhouse KidStage), Uncle & Moxy in Becoming Robin Hood (Berkeley Playhouse KidStage), Molly in Annie Warbucks (Landmark Musical Theatre), Baby June in Gypsy in concert (42nd Street Moon), and Brigitta in The Sound of Music (Peter Pan Foundation). Film credits: "suddenly." (short) and "Roots in My Garden" (short). Colette’s first love is singing, but she is also an advanced pianist, having studied since the age of four! Love and thanks to Mom, Dad and Asher—I could not do any of this without your support! @coletteannalise

"Enchanted" Youth Cast:

SUMAYYAH NURIDDIN-GREEN (Ensemble) is so happy to be back where she loves—performing for you all— following her 2019 MainStage debut in A Christmas Story: The Musical. While she is also a poet, writer, dancer, public speaker, and film enthusiast, she dedicates most of her time to pursuing Musical Theater. With 13 years of training at 16-years-old, she’s receiving a strong education in performing arts. Her training and work experience includes Berkeley Playhouse, Youth Musical Theater Company, African American Shakespeare Company, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Zak Barnett Studios, Playground Theater SF, American Conservatory Theater, and with industry-leading coaches. To keep up with Sumayyah’s journey follow her IG @allaboutsumayyah. Enjoy the show!

NATHAN BENNETT-CRUMP (Ensemble) (he/him) is excited to be making his MainStage debut at Berkeley Playhouse, something that has been a dream of his for years. Nathan has been acting at Berkeley Playhouse since age five, when he debuted as Scar in a summer camp production of The Lion King. More recently, he appeared as Tim in Monty Python’s Spamalot with Berkeley Playhouse’s YouthStage. Nathan lives in Berkeley with his mom, dad, and brother. When not acting, he enjoys cubing and Berkeley Math Circle. Nathan would like to thank his friends Maddy and Diego for their coaching, and his parents for their support.

JUSTICE BROWN (Ensemble) (she/he/they) is honored to be part of the awesome cast of Cinderella Enchanted! Justice has appeared in many YouthStage productions including the YouthStage Spotlight Shows Newsies (Ensemble) and School of Rock the Musical (Freddy). She has studied with Bay Area Children's Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Destiny Arts. Thank you to Berkeley Playhouse for being a great place for young actors to hone their craft!

XOCHITL RODRIGUEZ (Ensemble) is so excited to be making her MainStage debut! Xochitl has been a part of the Berkeley Playhouse community since she was in second grade, and is currently a junior at Oakland School for the Arts with a musical theater emphasis. She has been in many YouthStage productions such as Addams Family (Gomez Addams), Footloose (Rusty), Head Over Heels (Pamela), Urinetown (Barrel), The Wizard of Oz (The Cowardly Lion), and The Music Man (Harold Hill). She is so happy to be a part of this production and thanks her family and friends for all of their endless support and encouragement.

OZZIE SCHAFFER (Ensemble) (she/they) is so excited to join Berkeley Playhouse for Cinderella Enchanted!! Previous Berkeley Playhouse credits include the recent MainStage show, Matilda the Musical (Matilda), their YouthStage Spotlight Show School of Rock the Musical (Summer) and KidStage's Shrek the Musical (Shrek). Other favorite credits include Bay Area Children’s Theater’s Lion King (Young Simba), Annie (Molly), Beauty and the Beast (Le Fou), and many more. Ozzie is also very passionate about dance and has been taking lessons for nine years. She hopes you enjoy the show! @ozzieschaffer

TARA AKHAVAN (Ensemble) (she/her) is an Iranian-American actress. She has been in multiple productions at Berkeley Playhouse. Some favorites include TeenStage’s Urinetown (Hope Cladwell), Head Over Heels (Pamela), and The Addams Family (Wednesday Addams). She has also taken part in Berkeley Playhouse’s YouthStage Spotlight Show, School of Rock the Musical (Shonelle)
and Berkeley Playhouse’s MainStage show, Matilda the Musical (Lavender). She is so excited to be a part of this production and to work with this wonderful cast. She would like to thank her incredible group of friends for forever having her back.

MYLES WU (Ensemble) (he/him) is thrilled to be making his Berkeley Playhouse debut! He is a 7th grader in San Ramon and enjoys the performing arts. He had a blast playing Bert in Mary Poppins and Mr. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical in summer camps at Berkeley Playhouse. Earlier this year, he played the Emperor in Song of the Nightingale with Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre and Fletcher Blake in Diablo Valley College Drama's Freaky Friday the Musical. He would like to thank Khalia Davis for directing this show, for Erika Oba's musical guidance, the talented Cinderella Enchanted cast and crew, and all of his wonderful family and friends for their support. @mylesjonathanwu

CHANA WEINTRAUB (Ensemble) (she/her), pronounced “Hana,” is over the moon to make her Berkeley Playhouse Mainstage debut, and at age 10 no less. Chana has been performing since she was three years old. Since fourth grade, she has been a member of Berkeley Playhouse’s YouthStage. Favorite prior roles include Les in Disney’s Newsies, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, and Elsa in Frozen 2 at Berkeley Playhouse. Chana is currently on the UC Berkeley youth competitive gymnastics team. In her free time, she loves putting on performances at home with her older sister, swimming, and spending time with her siblings, pets, parents, and friends.