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Las Vegas Cast

Dane Biren

Dane is no stranger to Vegas, but the whole idea of earning money here rather than losing it is foreign to him. A native of Los Angeles, his favorite credits include: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie) at Cabrillo Music Theatre, Noises Off (Tim) at the Norris Center, and Antony and Cleopatra (Seleucus) at A Noise Within. I would not be here without the love and support of my Mom and Dad. Thank you!

Troy Burgess

Aida (Original Broadway Cast), Starlight Express (Greaseball, 1st Int.), Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash), Nobody Lonesome for Me (originated role of “Hank Williams” in this one-man show), West Side Story (Snowboy, 30th Anv. Prod.). Multiple live performances/videos with Michael Jackson, Cher (tour), Whitney Houston (tour), Paula Abdul. TV & Film: Series Regular in 2 NBC Pilots, "Glee", Annie, Cinderella, Wild, Wild West, the new Muppet movie, and over 65 national commercials. To my wife Yesi, son Diesel…there’s no Rock ‘n Roll in life without you!

Brooke Engen
Regina/Dance Captain
Broadway: Hairspray (u/s Amber Von Tussle) and Gypsy. 1st National Tour: Legally Blonde (u/s Brooke Wyndham, Pilar, Kate/Chutney). World Premiere Musical: Surf (u/s Brooke) and Sleepless in Seattle. Movies: Hairspray (Doreen). TV: Smash, Raising Hope, and Hart Of Dixie. Much love and High 5's to Rachel, Kristin, Kelly, Randall, Mom, Dad, & Tiff.  @Brookethat
Becca Kotte

Becca is pumped to be taking over the role of Sherrie in Rock of Ages Las Vegas! She is a Fargo, ND native and a graduate of the University of Miami BFA program. Gigantic thanks to Kelly, Kristin, Gibbs, and Telsey+Co. Thank you to my family and friends (and JP!) who have continued to support and inspire me every day. Enjoy the show! @beccakotte

Deidre Lang
Deidre is so excited to join the cast of Rock of Ages! Broadway: The Lion King, Ragtime, Tommy. National Tours: The Lion King, Hairspray, Tommy, Cats. Smokey Joe's Cafe (Australian Tour) The Lion King (Las Vegas). Regional: Aida, Ain’t Misbehavin, Dreamgirls. TV: Fox TV's In Living Color (FlyGirl). Thanks to Mom, Dad, Keith Tyler and Jordan!!! 
Justin Mortelliti

JUSTIN MORTELLITI (Drew) Justin is originally from New Jersey and holds a BFA from Rutgers University and The London Academy of Theater. Off-Broadway: The Columbine Project, Final Play. Regional: RENT (Roger), The Bedroom Window, Expecting to Fly, Happy Days, The House of Yes, Twist.  TV/FILM: Numb3rs, Victorious, The Collection, Jew, Negotiations, Dog Tags, Batman: Puppet Master. Cabaret: For The Record: Boogie Nights and For The Record: Scorsese. Justin is a singer/songwriter and recently was signed to independent record label Angels Like Rebels. He has released two EP’s, 'The Fall and Rise’ and ‘The Prince of April’ available on iTunes. Follow Justin on Instagram and Twitter @justmort |

Colt Prattes
Stacee Jaxx
Colt Prattes is digging this opportunity, living his life, and loving his wife. 
Colt Prattes is an actor, a singer, a dancer, a crossfitter, a husband 
Colt Prattes is writing this bio in the 3rd person 
Colt Prattes is…. Stacee Jaxx (whispered sensually)
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Mark Shunock

A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, Mark is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League.   After his hockey days ended, he spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on America’s premier stages. He was recently seen playing “Timon” in Disney’s THE LION KING, for which he earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.  He is currently starring in the smash hit ROCK OF AGES at The Venetian | The Palazzo in Las Vegas.

He is the creator of MONDAYS DARK, a monthly variety show in Las Vegas where 100% of all proceeds go to a local charity and feature Headliners from various shows on the strip.  To date, he has raised 250k for local Las Vegas charities, one party a month, 90 minutes at a time.  He is the recipient of the 2014 Angel Award for Cultural Advocate/Entertainer of the Year.

Twitter: @MarkShunock

Robert Torti

Recent projects: the new Little Rascals, spokesperson for Johnnie Walker (UK/Australia), Disney’s "The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody" & "The Suite Life On Deck" (Kurt), White T and dir. Andy Fickman’s Race To Witch Mountain, The Game Plan, She’s The Man, Reefer Madness and Whose Your Daddy?. Broadway/London: Joseph...Dreamcoat, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express (Greaseball - Tony Nomination). TV: "The Drew Carey Show", "Vinnie & Bobby", "Generations", "Family Passions" and over 60 guest starring roles from "Numb3rs" to "Little House on the Prairie". Bob received a Gold Record for Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do (Freddie Fredrickson). Proud father of 3: Zack, Faith & Chloe and married to the lovely and talented DeLee Lively-Torti.

Amber Ardolino
Onstage Swing

Amber is ecstatic to be joining her dream show! You may have seen her on the National Tours of West Side Story, Flashdance or Legally Blonde. She was also a finalist on The Glee Project: Season 2. Love You Mom, Dad and Haley! Thank you Todd, Guy and Telsey!

Tiffany Cole
Onstage Swing

Tiffany was born in Riverside, California. At an early age she found a passion for dance and the theater. She went on to attend California State University of Fullerton where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts in 2010. She has performed with such artists as Stevie Nicks and Reba McEntire and is incredibly excited to be joining the cast and crew of Rock of Ages!!! Many thanks to friends and family for all their love and support. Let's Rock!!!

Jared Dalley
Onstage Swing

SHHH! Don’t wake Jared from this rockin’ dream! Formerly rocked as guitarist/vocalist for Beach Boy Al Jardine, Good Vibrations, in Andrea Bocelli’s chorus, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and as a vocalist at the Venetian. Unending love to my incredible parents, family & friends! Dedicated to Kelly and Corbyn… daddy’s gotta go “wock and woll!”

Dana Henneborn
Young Groupie/Ensemble

Dana is absolutely thrilled to be making her Las Vegas debut in Rock Of Ages!!! A native New Yorker, she graduated with a B.F.A in Dance Performance from the University at Buffalo. Since then, Dana has been seen performing on the high seas with Holland America Line, Caesars Atlantic City, Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino, Fallsview Hotel & Casino, and live corporate events here in Las Vegas. She would like to thank her family for their loving and undying support in pursuing her dream!!

Paul Johnson
Sleazy Producer/Joey Primo/Ensemble

Paul is excited to be joining the Rock of Ages cast! He's a long-term resident of Las Vegas and has appeared in Peepshow, Vegas: The Show, and Bite. Additionally he’s been seen on Holland America Cruise Lines and at Tuacahn Regional Theater. When not performing, Paul owns his own custom carpentry business:

Keir Kirkegaard
Onstage Swing

Keir is stoked to be joining the cast of Rock of Ages! Favorite credits include: International Tour, Barbie LIVE. Regional:  Scary Musical (NOHO Arts Center). TV/FILM: TOSH.O, Glee. Thank you to Rachel Hoffman/Telsey+CO. my super-agent Anthony, Manny, my amazing family/friends and beautiful girlfriend.

Ashley E. Matthews
Waitress #1/Ensemble

A Southern California native, Ashley is thrilled to be returning to the Sunset Strip… almost. Favorite credits include Yvonne - Miss Saigon (Mccoy-Rigby/Macau), Cassie & Judy Turner - A Chorus Line, Disney’s Mulan (Tuacahn), Spamalot (Musical Theatre West) Oklahoma! (Musical Theatre West) & Damn Yankees (3DTheatricals) Big thanks to family, friends and team at ATB!!

Brandon Nix
Onstage Swing

Brandon is excited to join Rock of Ages direct from headlining the Vegas Strip with his band Mr. $ Mrs. Smith. Credits include: We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever (Bobby C), Hair (Claude) Smokey Joe’s Café, Chippendales and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". Dedicated to Jeremy and Mom. 

Leah Read

Leah is stoked to be making her Las Vegas debut, and even more excited about joining the Rock of Ages family!! Originally from Oklahoma, she jumped ship to New York City and acquired her B.F.A. in Commercial Dance from Pace University. She recently finished an Off-Off Broadway showcase of When The Cat’s Away and can’t wait to continue her performance career in Sin City! Big thanks to Telsey & Co., Bloc, and her family and friends for their endless love & support. ROCK ON.

Amy Ryerson

Amy is thrilled to be back in a show that feels like home.  She has danced for artists such as 50 Cent, Kayne West, Banks, Ne-Yo, Foreigner and Ricky Martin.  Her other credits include: Broadway - West Side Story; TV/Film - Smash, Smurfs, Band in a Bubble, Lil Bush, SNL, 63rd Tony Awards, A Muppets Christmas, 2014 Latin Grammys; Commercials - Kia, iPod, Diesel, Shoe Carnival, Panasonic; Print - Reebok, Nokia, Vanity Fair, Time Out NY, Giant Magazine, The New York TimesKnicks City Dancer '06 - '08. Thank you to her family and Ryan for their love and support.

Eric Jordan Young
Mayor/Ja' Keith Gill/Strip Club DJ/Ensemble

Eric Jordan Young is happy to rock it out with Rock of Ages VEGAS: Shakin’, Vegas the Show, Chicago, Starlight Express. BROADWAY: Ragtime (’09 & ’98), Chicago, Look of Love, Seussical the Musical. Other credits: Sammy & Me, Opening Doors (Carnegie Hall), Rent, JCS, Sideshow (Helen Hayes Award). EnJoY!

David Richardson
Musical Director / Conductor / Keyboard

An eighteen year resident of Las Vegas, Dave is thrilled to be rockin’ with Rock of Ages. Recent theatre credits include the world premiere of Surf! The MusicalThe Lion King, Mamma Mia, and Hairspray. He also has performed with many artists, such as David Foster and Michel Legrand. Dave is also an accomplished songwriter and keyboardist with his original band, Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns

Chris Cicchino
Guitar #1

Lead guitar: Rock of Ages (Broadway and 1st & 2nd Nat. Tour), The Toxic Avenger (off-Broadway), lead guitarist for Jim Breuer ("SNL"), Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Hootie and the Blowfish, Alexi Lalas, Heaven, Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan and many others. Much love to my favorite rockers: Jayce and Cree.

Andy Gerold
Guitar #2

Andy is a professional multi-instrumentalist and is best known as a former bassist of Marilyn Manson and guitarist for Ashes Divide. Andy was also the bass player for the 2011-12 Rock of Ages US and Canadian touring company.

Alan Childs

Alan has played drums for David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Julian Lennon, John Waite (partial list). Broadway show tours: The Who’ s Tommy, Rent, Aida, Hairspray, All Shook Up, Whistle Down the Wind, and The Toxic Avenger as well as the first & second National tours of Rock Of Ages. Much love to Sakiko & Derek!

Dan Grennes

Dan is a bassist, vocalist, songwriter, an American Music Award winner, formerly the bassist on American Idiot and The Toxic Avenger, has played with Melissa Etheridge, Billie Joe Armstrong, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze frontman), and comedians Mario Cantone and Jim Breuer. Dan also fronts his own band Uncle Pumpkin:

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