Stories & Cast Interviews
The Marines visit WBT!
Sunday night 11/24/13, WBT was proud to welcome a group of soldiers of the Marine unit stationed at Stewart Air Base in Newburgh NY and their Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Ian Wallace and Mrs. Wallace. The 27 Marines enjoyed an evening of fine dining and entertainment. Irving Berlin's White Christmas was a wonderful show for ushering in the Holiday Season. A well-deserved respite from the intense life style that "our" heros live, all in the name of freedom.
There are two units that are based out of Stewart AFB. VMGR 452 & MAG 49 Detachment B/ MALS 49. Both Units are staffed by active duty Marines and reservists. Both units re-supply Marines who are stationed in forward bases. Ex: Afghanistan/Iraq. and maintain the aircraft that make the deliveries. Most of these Marines have been deployed numerous times.
Sean Montgomery, our McDreamy, chats about White Christmas!
theatre programs at many universities, and was lucky enough to be accepted at The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where I received my BFA. Since graduation I have called NYC my home and have worked all across the US as well as internationally.
I am not sure what influenced me to become an actor. There are no other actors in my family. I guess it was just a part of me all along.
Two of my favorite shows are The Drowsy Chaperone and Crazy for You! I have done both of them a few times, and they very quickly moved there way to the top of my list! One of my dream roles was "Bert" in Mary Poppins (Dick Van Dyke has always been an inspiration for me in my career) and I was so grateful to be a part of the national tour of Mary Poppins this past year where I understudied the role of Bert and was able to live out that dream.
I am a huge TV fan. I love getting wrapped up in a good series or spending a whole Sunday watching football when I can.
My ipod is a huge mix of genres and styles! I like singer/songwriters a lot - like Jason Mraz and John Mayer. I am also a huge fan of jazz and big band music. Pandora is always my first choice, because different moods/days call for different music and it's all right there at your fingertips!
Jeremy Benton Taps his way to the WBT Stage!
I grew up on the country roads of Nashville, Tennessee. I thought I had invented tap dancing in my yard at about age 7 or 8.
My grandmother sat me in front of a Gene Kelly marathon one Sunday morning when I was 9. The rest is history.Director/Choreographer Randy Skinner gave me my first big break when I moved to NYC with 42ND STREET. He's been a friend and mentor ever since.
I first heard of the stage version of the movie classic WHITE CHRISTMAS through Randy Skinner. They were developing the original company while I was in 42nd Street on Broadway. I remember working on the number "Sisters" with him briefly, trying to figure out some moves for the girl's fans. What fun!
I have done productions of WHITE CHRISTMAS in San Francisco, Detroit, and the National Tour. OF COURSE I am a fan of the movie !!!! You know, I believe the film sequence of "The Best. Things Happen While You're Dancing" is the longest dance sequence filmed with a single camera shot following the action.
I have had the great fortune to do a lot of the shows on my dream list: Billy Lawlor in 42ND STREET, Bobby Child in CRAZY FOR YOU, Billy Crocker in ANYTHING GOES, Don Lockwood in SINGIN IN THE RAIN, and of course Phil Davis in WHITE CHRISTMAS.
I would love to play Max in LEND ME TENOR. Hear that, producers? (Wink, wink). And, after three Ambrose Kempers, I would really like the chance to play Cornelius Hackl in one of the best musicals ever, HELLO DOLLY!
I love biology and science. I love museums and really like to nerd out at any new exhibits or discoveries. But now, being the proud new uncle of my nephew, Dexter, and my niece, Roxie, I try to find any reason to get back home and hug their necks.
My IPod has about 7,000 songs on it. I can't remember a time in my life when music wasn't a major part of my day. So from Mel Torme' to Mariah Carey, from Mendelssohn to KD Lang, there's just about everything on my playlist at any given moment.
Meet Kelly Sheehan of White Christmas!
I was born in Los Angeles California. My mom was a dancer choreographer and my dad was a camera man for Michael Landon. I had done some work as a kid, commercials, industrials, and constantly performing with my moms dance company for years until we moved to Toledo Ohio! She felt I needed to be a "normal" kid for a while and moved to her home town! I relocated to New York just after I had turned 18 to do the revival of 42nd Street on Broadway. Which was amazing considering my mom was pregnant with me when she did the original production of 42nd Street! I have been in New York ever since and still love every moment.
My favorite shows are tap shows! I love tap dancing and any show that includes that skill is ok by me!