About Us

About Us

Members of our company have performed on stages all over the country, from New York and Chicago to Hollywood. They’ve been cast in sitcoms and feature films. Some have been nominated for Academy Awards.  But they all call BDT Stage “home.”

Since 1977, BDT Stage has been entertaining our patrons with four Broadway-quality shows a year.  Our professional directors and live musicians have set a standard of excellence that few can emulate.
Enjoy personal attention as the stars of the show serve you at your table!

 

  • Best ticket value in town
  • Full-scale live theatre productions
  • Lavish sets & costumes
  • Live musicians for every performance
Our Artistic Director

Our Artistic Director

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MICHAEL J. DURAN

Michael was awarded a Top of the Rocky honor for Best Director in 2005 and the 2007 Best Director Henry Award  and Ovation Award for Ragtime. His many Broadway credits include The Music Man, Crazy for You,Me and My Girl and Into the Light. He has toured nationally and in London with Jerry Lewis inDamn Yankees, Petula Clark inSunset Blvd., Tommy Tune and Anne Reinking in Bye Bye Birdie, Carol Channing in Hello! Dolly and On Your Toes directed by the legendary George Abbott. He has made television guest appearances on Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Irving Berlin’s 100th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall on CBS and An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner for PBS Great Performances. Michael has received the DDCC awards for Best Director for Damn Yankees, Best Choreographer for Bye Bye Birdie, Top of the Rocky honor for Best Director 2005 and the 2007 Best Director Henry Award and Ovation Award for RAGTIME.

Meet The Company

Meet The Company

Leo Batlle :

Leo Batlle



Leo studied Musical Theatre and Dance at the University of Northern Colorado. Favorite roles include: Franz in Sunday in the Park with George, The Specialist in The Who's Tommy, Singer in Swing!, Mark in A Chorus Line.

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Joanie Brosseau-Rubald :

Joanie Brosseau-Rubald



Joanie as appeared in over 75 productions on the BDT stage, including Evita (Eva Peron), Peter Pan (Peter), Chicago (Roxie Hart), Sweet Charity (Charity Hope Valentine), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Rock Of Ages (Justice Charlier), and most recently as Mother in A Christmas Story. Joanie has appeared in area theatres at The Arvada Center, The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse,The Lone Tree Arts Center, The PACE Parker Arts Center, The Country Dinner Playhouse, and Heritage Square Opera House. Joanie is the co-founder and artistic director of BDT Academy, our children’s programs for kids in the arts.

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Joe Callahan :

Joe Callahan



Joe Callahan is happy to make his BDT debut. Arvada Center credits:  Elf, Mamma Mia, Sunday in the Park with George, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar. Candlelight Dinner Playhouse: Motones vs Jerseys.  Midtown Arts Center credits:  Dames at Sea, West Side Story, Million Dollar Quartet, Motones vs Jerseys, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, South Pacific, Robin Hood. Other credits:  Million Dollar Quartet (Ivoryton Playhouse), Les Misérables, Peter Pan (Connecticut Repertory Theatre).

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Barret Harper :

Barret Harper



Barret Harper has performed across the country but is excited to perform in Denver, where he considers home. A Colorado native, he was last seen as Lonny in Rock of Ages (BDT) and First Date (Denver Center). While his most favorite role is that of a new dad, his other favorite roles include Cornelius in Hello Dolly!, Jinx in Forever Plaid and Link in Hairspray. Regional: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Central City Opera, Arizona Broadway, Broadway Palm, and Colorado Light Opera. BarretHarper.com  

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Will Hawkins :

Will Hawkins



Will Hawkins is excited to be returning to Motones vs Jerseys in his 11th show at BDT Stage. Credits include Big Deal in West Side Story (University of Northern Colorado), 42nd Street, Motones vs Jerseys, Shrek: The Musical, Wizard of Oz (BDT Stage). Training: B.A. Musical Theatre; University of Northern Colorado.

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Brian Jackson :

Brian Jackson



Brian Jackson is in his 48th production at here at BDT! Most recently Brian was singing with MvJ at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse and before that was in Love/Perfect and A Christmas Story here. Favorite BDT roles include Smudge in Forever Plaid, Sir Lancelot in Spamalot, Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone, and playing the upright bass in the Buddy Holly Story.

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Amom Johnson :

Amom Johnson



This is Amon’s début on the BDT stage and he is beyond grateful for this opportunity to perform with such great talent in Boulder-Denver area. Regional Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors (The Voice of the Plant), A Chorus Line (Richie Walters), Chicago (Mama Morton), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee) and Spring Awakening (Hanschen).

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Richard Peacock :

Richard Peacock



Richard Peacock is a Seattle-based actor. He is ecstatic to be making his BDT debut! Regional credits include: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Asst. Choreographer/Dance Cpt.) Rock Of Ages (Candi/Mayor), Kiss Me Kate (Hortensio), Ragtime (Coalhouse’s Friend), and A Chorus Line (Richie Walters) at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Instagram: richpea252

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Alejandro Roldan :

Alejandro Roldan



Alejandro was previously seen as Ritchie Valens in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. He is a classically trained vocalist who studied at Roosevelt University and the University of Northern Colorado. He has been active in the Colorado theatre scene for the last five years working in Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, and Littleton to name a few. Favorite roles include Usnavi in In the Heights, Che in Evita, Radames in Aida, and Henry in Next to Normal.

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Jacob Villarreal :

Jacob Villarreal



Jacob is so thrilled to be working at BDT Stage with such an amazing cast, crew and director. You may have seen Jacob around the Denver area in Forever Plaid, In the Heights, Music Man, West Side Story, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and many others.

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Jalyn Courtenay Webb :

Jalyn Courtenay Webb



Jalyn is thrilled to be back at BDT stage for the second time - with this amazing show!  Favorite credits locally include: Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Arlene in Baby, Reno in Anything Goes, Narrator in Joseph , Martha in The Secret Garden, Sister Hubert in Nunsense, Justice  in Rock of Ages, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, Gladys in Memphis, and most recently, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Emma Goldman in Ragtime and Louise in Always Patsy Cline (Henry Award winner for Best Leading Actress in a musical, Midtown Arts Center).

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Tezz Yancey :

Tezz Yancey



Tezz is a Vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Musician, Producer and Writer. Tezz studied Musical Theater and Music at The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of music. Broadway, touring, stage and screen credits includes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, Five guys named Moe, VEGAS! The show, Suenos, Weird Romance, Doubletyme with Gregory Hines and Savion Glover, DISNEY’S Mere et Fille (Film), SHOWTIME’S Dice (TV), and Soul Desire, his original musical act that headlined at New York New York Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. A Multi-instrumentalist, Tezz provided the music score for the independent films Heroes and Malevolence and is currently producing the soundtrack to his original screenplay Full Circle at his own Soul Sanctuary studios in Los Angeles, CA. www.tezzworld.com

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Meet Our Crew

Meet Our Crew

Wayne Kennedy : Sound Design

Wayne Kennedy

Sound Design

Wayne has won critical acclaim for his work as Amos in Chicago, Herr Shultz in Cabaret, Old Deuteronomy in CATS, Professor Marvel/The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz and as the King in The King and I. He is the winner of four Denver Drama Critics Circle Best Actor awards for Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Johnny in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady and Freddy in Chess, plus nominations for his portrayals of Emile De Becque in South Pacific and Colonel Doctor Otternschlog in Grand Hotel. Wayne graciously accepts the challenge of engineering BDT's sound system.

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Amy Campion : Scenic Design/Scenic Artist

Amy Campion

Scenic Design/Scenic Artist

Amy is excited to be continuing her tenth season at BDT Stage.  A Nebraska native, Amy earned her MFA from Illinois State University.  Her set design for Crazy for You was nominated for a 2007 Henry Award.  Other BDT Stage favorites include Ragtime and 1940s Radio Hour.

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Neal Dunfee : Musical Director/Pianist

Neal Dunfee

Musical Director/Pianist

Neal has led the music making at BDT Stage since 1989. After a brief hiatus in Las Vegas, this extraordinarily talented musician returned to the Theatre for our production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Neal enjoys jazz, composing music and relaxing in the serenity of the Rocky Mountains.

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Seamus “Shay” McDonough : Stage Manager

Seamus “Shay” McDonough

Stage Manager

Shay has been a BDT veteran since the age of five. Previously, he has been the Stage Manager for Singin' in the Rain, Paint Your Wagon, CATS, The Wizard of Oz and The King and I. Shay was Assistant Stage Manager for Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, where he also stage-managed a children's production of As You Like It. Shay has acted as Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Sound Technician and Master Electrician for the Foothill Theatre Company, as well as the Lake Tahoe and Sierra Shakespeare Festivals.

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Linda Morken : Costume Designer

Linda Morken

Costume Designer

Linda is now in her 12th season designing shows for BDT Stage, after several years in the role of assistant designer and wardrobe supervisor.  She has designed and worked on many regional and national productions, including several which have been award nominees and was recently awarded a Henry Award and Denver Post Ovation Award.  Linda holds a degree from North Dakota State University.

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Ben Shoenberger : Technical Director

Ben Shoenberger

Technical Director

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