Tour Bios

Richard Thomas

as Atticus Finch

he/him

Broadway/Off-Broadway: The Little Foxes (Tony nom.), You Can’t Take It With You, Race, Democracy, Incident at Vichy, The Stendhal Syndrome (Lucille Lortel Award), A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, An Enemy of the People, Tiny Alice, The Front Page, The Fifth of July, innumerable Shakespeare productions, and his professional debut at 7 years old in Sunrise at Campobello on Broadway. National tours: The Humans (Elliot Norton Award) and Twelve Angry Men. Thomas is an Emmy Award–winning actor beloved for his performance in the iconic series “The Waltons.” Film: Last Summer; Red Sky at Morning; September 30, 1955; Wonder Boys; Taking Woodstock; The Unforgivable. TV: “The Americans,” “Billions,” “Tell Me Your Secrets,” and the Netflix series “Ozark.”

Melanie Moore

as Scout Finch

she/her

Broadway: Hello, DollyFiddler on the Roof; Finding Neverland. New York theater: chekhov/OS an experimental game (Baryshnikov Arts Center/Arlekin Players Theatre), Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood (York Theatre Company), A Chorus Line (Encores! at NYCC), Freddie Falls in Love (Signature Theatre, Joyce Theatre). Select TV/Film: “So You Think You Can Dance?” (Season 8 winner and all-star, FOX), “The Gilded Age” (HBO), “Halston” (Netflix), “Glee” (FOX), In the Heights (2021). Special love and thanks to my mom and the rest of my family and friends. And, of course, to Roe and Pippa.

Jacqueline Williams

as Calpurnia

she/her

Jacqueline is a multi-award winner whose Broadway credits include Horton Foote’s Pulitzer winner and Tony-nominated The Young Man From Atlanta (Clara) starring Rip Torn and Shirley Knight. Off-Broadway credits include the internationally acclaimed production of From the Mississippi Delta (Phelia/Woman Two, co-produced by Oprah Winfrey), The Talented Tenth (Tanya), and Mill Fire (Widow Three). Ms. Williams has a long association with the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Court Theatre, and she is a frequent collaborator of Oscar recipient Tarell McCraney and Tina Landau. Extensive regional credits include Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, ACT Seattle, Portland Stage Co., Asolo Rep, and Mark Taper, where she reprised her role in Head of Passes (Mae) opposite Phylicia Rashad. Tours: Market Theatre of Johannesburg’s Born in the R.S.A. (Thenjiwe) and Crowns (Mabel). Film and recurring TV credits include season two of “The Chi” (realtor Mrs. Harriet Brown), “Chicago Fire”/“Chicago PD”/“Chicago Med” (Sergeant Becerra), “Empire” (Warden Meyers), Heartlock (Captain Rosalyn), The Break-Up (Shondra), The Lake House (Madvi Patel). Upcoming: AMC’s “61st Street” (Nurse Florence), and Amazon’s “Paper Girls” (Dr. Donna Metcalf). Greatest blessing: her daughter, Kara.

Justin Mark

as Jem Finch

he/him

Off-Off Broadway: This Beautiful Future (TheaterLab), In a Word (Cherry Lane). Shakespeare Theatre Company DC: Peter Pan & Wendy. TV: “FBI Most Wanted,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Madam Secretary,” “Gotham.” Education: Juilliard. Hometown: Portland, OR.

Yaegel T. Welch

as Tom Robinson

he/him

Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Play That Goes Wrong. National Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong. Off-Broadway: Fly, The Royale (Lincoln Center Theatre), The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek (Signature Theatre Company), The Revenger’s Tragedy (RedBull Theatre), The Acting Company, National Black Theatre. Regional: True Colors Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Studio Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, The Arden Theatre, Arkansas Rep, PlayMakers Rep, Seattle Rep. Company member: Everyman Theatre. TV: The BlacklistBraindead, Madame SecretaryElementaryHarlem, and Getaway. Education: BA, Morehouse College; MFA, Brandeis University; MFA, The George Washington University Academy for Classical Acting.

Steven Lee Johnson

as Dill Harris

he/him

Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird. Off-Broadway: Nantucket Sleigh Ride (Lincoln Center Theater). Regional: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Indecent (Yale Repertory Theatre); Beautiful Thing (Theater Latté Da); Mary’s Wedding (Chester Theatre Company); Clybourne Park, Uncle Vanya (Guthrie Theater). TV: “Chicago Fire,” “Masterclass,” HBO. He is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Education: Interlochen; BFA, University of Minnesota/Guthrie; MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Mary Badham

as Mrs. Henry Dubose

she/her

At the age of 10, Ms. Badham was chosen for the role of “Scout” for the feature film of To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck and earned an Oscar nomination for her performance. At that time, she was the youngest person ever nominated for a supporting role. Since then, she has promoted the book and film’s message about social injustice across the US (including for the National Endowment of the Arts and at two White House appearances) and received a US Speaker and Specialist Grant to participate in programs about To Kill a Mockingbird in Russia. Other film: This Property Is Condemned with Robert Redford and Natalie Wood, Let’s Kill UncleOur Very Own with Allison Janney. TV:Dr. Kildare,” “The Twilight Zone.”

Joey Collins

as Bob Ewell

he/him

Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, Rock ’n’ Roll, The Lonesome West. Off-Broadway: Bug, Vieux Carré, The Antigone Project, Apartment 3A, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Beasley’s Christmas Party. Irondale Ensemble Company: Galileo; 1599; St. Joan of the Stockyards; Good Soul of Setzuan; Dead End; alice, Alice, ALICE! Regional: At Home at the Zoo (Jerry, BTCA Award), The Homecoming (Lenny, BTCA nom., Berkshire Theatre Group). Regional: IRT, ACT, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, CATF, Yale Rep, Playmakers Rep, Barrington Stage, McCarter, Berkeley Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Old Globe. Film: There Is a Monster, Dottie’s Thanksgiving Pickle, Enough Is Enough, There You Are, Bittersweet. TV: “Kidnapped,” “Luke Cage,” “Law & Order,” “All My Children.” 

Richard Poe

as Judge Taylor

he/him

Richard has had major roles in many of the country’s regional theaters and in 14 different productions on Broadway, including the original casts of four Tony Award–winning Best Plays. He’s appeared in numerous feature films and has guest-starred regularly on TV, including recurring roles on “Frasier” (Chopper Dave) and “Star Trek” (Gul Evek). A prolific, award-winning narrator, he has recorded over 120 audiobooks. He’s excited to be touring the country again and welcoming people back to live theater.

Luke Smith

as Horace Gilmer

he/him

Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, American Son, Significant Other. Off-Broadway: Significant Other (Roundabout Theatre), Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre). National Tour: Peter and the Starcatcher. Regional: Barrington Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Signature Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre. Film: The Irishman, Freedom. Proud graduate of University of North Carolina, School of the Arts.

Arianna Gayle Stucki

as Mayella Ewell

she/her

Arianna hails from Ogden, Utah, and is proud to be making her professional debut in To Kill a Mockingbird after recently gaining her MFA from The Juilliard School. Previous roles include Rosalind in As You Like It, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Dionysus in The Bacchae, and Ashlee in Clare Barron’s Dance Nation. She thanks her Juilliard family, her global community, her mother, and lastly…to her dad, her “Atticus”—this one’s for you. BA, NYU-Abu Dhabi.

David Christopher Wells

as Sheriff Heck Tate

he/him

Broadway: Mothers and Sons, The Coast of Utopia, The Rivals. Regional: Barrington Stage, Dorset Theater Festival, TheaterWorks Hartford, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Seattle Rep, The Old Globe Theater. TV: “Madame Secretary,” “The Good Fight,” “The Blacklist,” “Shades of Blue,” “Elementary,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Deadbeat.” MFA: University of San Diego/Old Globe Theater.

Anthony Natale

as Link Deas

he/him

Anthony is an LA-based actor, educator, and ASL consultant whose career spans many facets of the entertainment industry. He has worked with Deaf West Productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the Mark Taper Forum productions of Pippin, Big River, and Spring Awakening, along with Playwrights Horizons’ I Was Most Alive With You. TV/Film: “Nancy Drew,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “CSI,” “Switched at Birth,” “Ellen,” Jerry Maguire, and Mr. Holland’s Opus (as Cole). Anthony is a graduate of California State University, where he studied theater arts/film production.

Liv Rooth

as Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mother

she/her

Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird (original cast), Venus in FurBorn YesterdayIs He Dead? Off-Broadway: Lives of the Saints, All in the Timing (Primary Stages); Desire, Jane Eyre (The Acting Company); Nice Girl (LAByrinth); Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center Theater); Beyond Therapy (TACT); Wife to James Whelan (Mint Theater Company); Women Beware Women (Red Bull)Regional: The Member of the Wedding (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Describe the Night (Alley Theatre); Cry It Out (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Other People’s Money (Long Wharf Theatre); NoraLoot, and Suddenly, Last Summer (Westport Country Playhouse); Surf Report (La Jolla Playhouse); Venus in Fur (TheaterWorks Hartford); and Noises Off (Hartford Stage). Film: Chuck. TV: “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife.” MFA: NYU Graduate Acting.

Travis Johns

as Mr. Cunningham, Boo Radley

he/him

Travis has worked on stages all over the country. Theater: West Coast premiere of Barbecue (Geffen Playhouse); West Coast premiere of Boy (LA Theatre Works); national tour of In the Heat of the Night (LA Theatre Works); world premiere of Atlanta (Geffen Playhouse); West Coast premiere of National Pastime (Fremont Centre Theatre); Take Me Out (Ensemble Theatre Company). Film: Danny Collins (opposite Al Pacino), Term Life, Swelter (opposite Alfred Molina), Sound of My Voice, Adventures of Power, Dead Man Rising. TV: “Westworld,” “Queen of the South,” “NCIS,” “CSI: Las Vegas,” “Truth Be Told,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Goliath,” “Bosch: Legacy,” “The Shrink Next Door.” Travis was raised in Elizabethton, Tenn., graduated from Wake Forest University, and resides in Los Angeles.

Morgan Bernhard

as Ensemble

he/him

Morgan is an NYC-based actor who grew up in the greater Boston area. He attended Castleton State College, where he earned his BAs in Theater Arts and Music Performance, and then went on to earn his MFA in Acting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in England. Credits: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Hamlet (Hamlet/Horatio), As You Like It (Forest Lord/Hymen), Million Dollar Quartet (Carl Perkins). TV: “The Deuce” (HBO). He is extremely excited and grateful to be making his national tour debut with To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks and love to my parents and siblings, Kat and Brian, and my partner Julz for always supporting and encouraging me to pursue my dreams and goals. And as always, CJ.

Denise Cormier

as Ensemble

she/her

Broadway: The Minutes, Linda Vista. National Tour: The Graduate. Theater: Asolo Repertory, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Indiana Repertory, Pioneer Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Hudson Valley Shakespeare. TV: “Search Party,” “The Affair,” “Law & Order: CI.” MFA: ACA-Shakespeare Theatre DC. 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.

Christopher R Ellis

as Ensemble

he/him

Christopher is thrilled to be working with such talented artists on such a monumentally important show. Some of his favorite past roles include The Creature in Frankenstein (Cardinal Stage), Lucius in Titus Andronicus (Utah Shakes), and Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird (Utah Shakes).

Stephen Elrod

as Ensemble

he/him

Off-Broadway: Theatre at St. Clement’s: Sideways. The Sheen Center: When It Happens to You. Regional: TheaterWorks Hartford: The Who & The What. Shakespeare Theatre Company: MacbethOthelloThe Taming of the Shrew. South Coast Repertory: Songs of Bilitis.

Glenn Fleary

as Ensemble

he/him

A New York City native, Glenn is thrilled to be a part of To Kill a Mockingbird! NY credits: Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy (St. Ann’s Warehouse); Section 310, Row D, Seats 5 & 6 (59 E 59). TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Younger,” “Golden Boy,” “FBI.” All my love to friends and family.

Maeve Moynihan

as Ensemble

she/her

National tour debut. Regional: Guthrie Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Park Square Theatre, Red Eye Theater, The Children’s Theatre Company, 7th House Theater, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. TV: “Blue Bloods.” Education: University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program. Huge thanks and love to my family and Mike. 

Daniel Neale

as General Understudy

he/him

Daniel is excited to be making his national tour debut. He is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Endless thanks to the teachers, family, and friends who made this possible.

Dorcas Sowunmi

as Ensemble

Dorcas is thankful and blessed to be a part of this monumental production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Selected theater credits: Tiny Beautiful Things (The Old Globe); A Raisin in the Sun (Indiana Repertory Theatre & Syracuse Stage, SALT Award for Leading Actress); Nollywood Dreams (Cherry Lane Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth SS! (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Trust (Lookingglass Theatre); I, Barbara Jordan (Alley Theatre). TV/Film: “New Amsterdam,” “Search Party,” “The Last O.G,” “The Blacklist,” “Modern Love,” “A Holiday in Harlem,” Beneath the Fold. Dorcas has trained at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Training at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago, and Stella Adler Actor’s Studio in New York. She holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Love and gratitude to family and friends.

Greg Wood

as Ensemble

he/him

Recent regional theater credits: An Iliad (Poet), Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano) at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; The Best Man (William Russell), The Humans (Erik Blake), Noises Off (Lloyd Dallas) at Walnut St. Theatre; A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Skylight (Tom Sergeant) at McCarter Theatre Center; Once (Da) at Arden Theatre. Film: The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Happening, A Gentlemen’s Game, Killing Emmett Young. TV: “Dr. Death,” “Evil,” “The Blacklist,” “Law & Order,” “Ed,” “Hack,” “Homicide.”