HEAD OVER HEELS

May 24 - June 30, 2024


The Cast



Cast Bios

JESSICA COKER (Gynecia) is thrilled to back performing with Berkeley Playhouse. She was previously see in Ragtime and Urinetown. Most recently she was seen as Big Jule in Guys and Dolls at SF Playhouse and Adult Woman in Spring Awakening at Ray of Light Theatre. Other Bay Area productions include Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Miss Gardner in Carrie, the Musical, Shawntel in Jerry Springer the Opera, Emma Borden in Lizzie, Miss Fleming in Heathers at Hillbarn, Songs for a New World at Sitka Performing Arts, Henri in The View Upstairs at New Conservatory Theatre Center,, Gravity, a Newtonian musical at BATCO, Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Broadway by the Bay among many others. Jessica is a founding member of the comedy trio “B.O.O.B.S.” and “The Coker Sisters”. She’s a dog mom, cabaret singer and in her spare time can be found changing her hair color and traveling the world.

DC SCARPELLI (Basilius) Bio coming soon.

JACQUELINE DENNIS (Philoclea) Bio coming soon.

JAS COOK (Pamela) (they/them) is so excited to finally be playing Pamela! Being a plus sized performer, one of Jas’ inspirations is Bonnie Milligan, who originated the role. Jas is a fat liberationist and playing a character who is unapologetically fat and beautiful, whose weight is never mentioned (or made a joke) is so rare in musical theatre. Jas is a local theatrical, drag, and burlesque performer, who has a passion for the arts and working in the LGBTQ+ community. Recent theatrical credits include Grace the Stepsister (Cinderella Enchanted, Berkeley Playhouse), Lucinda (Into the Woods, Berkeley Playhouse), Themself (A Grand Night for Singing, 42nd Street Moon) and Hope Harcourt(Anything Goes, 42nd Street Moon). They would like  to thank their friends, family, and partner Max for their ongoing support.

MILO BOLAND (Musidorus)  is a graduate of Oakland School for the Arts Musical Theatre program. After his time at OSA, Milo attended Muhlenberg College and graduated in 2021 where he received his BA in Theatre. Milo’s previous credits include Center Rep’s Christmas Carol (Seller/Marlett/ Young Scrooge & Fred Hastings U/S ), Ray of Lights Cruel Intentions (Ensemble/Swing/Greg U/S) & Kinky Boots (Harry/Ensemble/Charlie and Don U/S), 42nd Street Moons She Loves Me (Ensemble), Berkeley Playhouses Fun Home(U/S Roy/Pete/Mark/Bobby Jeremy) and Berkeley Playhouses Production of Matilda (Doctor/Escapologist), and Landmark Musical Theatre's RENT (Roger). Milo was on American Idol, where he successfully went to Hollywood Week. Love you, Mom, Dad, and Strider. Socials: MiloBoland

MELINDA CAMPERO (Mopsa) is excited to return to Berkeley Playhouse after appearing in Into the Woods (Florinda) in 2021. She was most recently seen in Ray of Light Theatre's production of The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) at Oasis in San Francisco. A frequent to the Oasis cabaret stage, Melinda is also a guest artist with Baloney, and performed in productions of Debbie Does Dallas the musical (Lisa), Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls (Cristal) and Drunk Drag Broadway's Wicked-ish (Elphaba). Other favorites: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette) with Hillbarn Theatre, American Psycho the musical (Vanden), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon) and Heathers: the musical with Ray of Light.

PETER BUDINGER (Dametas) Bio coming soon.

B NOEL THOMAS* (Pythio) Bio coming soon.

SLEIMAN ALAHMADIEH (Ensemble) Bio coming soon.

JENNA VAN OMMEREN (Ensemble) Bio coming soon.

SCOUT DEL REAL (Ensemble) Bio coming soon.

JULIEN GUSSMAN (Ensemble)  (they/he) is making their Berkeley Playhouse debut with this show and could not be more excited! They were most recently seen as Anne in A Little Night Music at South Bay Musical Theatre, with previous credits being Toad in A Year With Frog and Toad (Bay Area Children’s Theatre), Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show (OASIS/Ray Of Light), and Martha Dunnstock in Heathers (Pacifica Spindrift Players). Julien placed third in the NATS National Musical Theatre Competition and first in the Classical Singer National Vocal Competition in the Musical Theatre University/Pre-Professional Division. They thank their family, friends, and partner for their support. www.juliengussman.com

DIELLA WOTTRICH (Ensemble is thrilled to be back at Berkeley Playhouse, having last performed in Becoming Robin Hood and Mamma Mia! Theatre credits include Center REPertory Company’s A Christmas Carol, Contra Costa Musical Theatre’s Grease, Gypsy, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Joseph….., Sunset Blvd., Oklahoma, Evita, Cinderella, Guys & Dolls, Beauty & The Beast, South Pacific, Anything Goes, and A Chorus Line, Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble’s Robin Hood, Diablo Theatre Company’s Guys & Dolls and Annie, and Tri-Valley Theatre Company’s The Sound of Music. She has also performed in numerous Mountain Plays and College of Marin productions. She is very grateful to her friends and family for their support as she pursues her passion for the theatre! Enjoy the show!!

HAZEL HORTON (Ensemble)  (they/them/theyzel) is buzzing with joy to perform in their first MainStage production at Berkeley Playhouse! They have grown up in the BPH education department and have been working in as many positions as possible since they were finally old enough to be a part of the team. Fun facts: Hazel has 11 fingers and is studying Theater and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley with a focus in Stage Management and Production Management, with a little dancin' and clownin' around thrown in. They are a huge nerd. Hazel would like to thank friends, family and oat milk for supporting them, always.

MILES MECKLING (Ensemble)  (he/him)) is overjoyed to return to Berkeley Playhouse for Head Over Heels. Last seen on the Playhouse stage Mooing loudly in RENT. To Cast and crew the third time's the charm. After years in the making we are now finally here! We Got the Beat! Regional credits include San Francisco Playhouse: Guys and Dolls,  42nd Street Moon: The Scottsboro Boys  Sierra Rep: West Coast Premiere of Elvis the Musical, Center REP: A Christmas Carol, Woodminster Summer Musicals: On Your Feet, Sacramento Theatre Company: Mamma Mia, HMS Pinafore, Classic Theatre: The Gift of Magi. He thanks family and friends for the love and support. Follow his journey on Instagram @Leroi23

DANY BENITEZ (Ensemble) Bio coming soon.

MEGAN SOLEDAD (Ensemble)  (she/her) is thrilled to be back at Berkeley Playhouse where she was last seen in “In the Heights” playing the role of Yolanda (Nina/Vanessa u/s). Other Bay Area credits include Julia in “1984” (Aurora Theatre Company), Serena in “Legally Blonde” (Foothill Music Theatre), “A Chorus Line” (San Francisco Playhouse), The Woman in “The Turn of the Screw” (Town Hall Theatre Company), “Dancing Home” (San Francisco Youth Theatre), “The Sound of Music” (Throckmorton Theatre), and Margaret Leavitt in “Silent Sky” (Summer Repertory Theatre). Megan recently earned her Masters in Opera from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

MEGAN MCGRATH (Ensemble) Bio coming soon.

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States