Where they are now: Alabama performers on stage and screen

DeMarius R. Copes.

A look at where you can catch Alabama performers and other artists on stage and screen. (If you have some additions or corrections, please email me at alec@byalecharvey.com). Note: This is meant to be a list of current projects.


Audrey Cardwell, appearing in the ensemble and as cover for the lead, Maizy, in “Shucked” at the Nederlander Theatre. Read more about Audrey here.

DeMarius R. Copes, starring in “Some Like it Hot” at the Shubert Theatre. Read more about DeMarius here. (Pictured)


Josiah Benson, appearing as young Michael in the national tour of “MJ.”

Nick Rashad Burroughs, appearing as Toulouse-Lautrec in the national tour of “Moulin Rouge.”

Addison Garner, appearing as Beverley/other characters in the national tour of “Come From Away.”

Lexie Dorsett Sharp, in the cast of the national tour of “Beetlejuice.” (In Huntsville Nov. 28-Dec. 3)

Anakin Jace White, in the cast of the national tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Nikisha Williams, appearing as Eliza Hamilton in the national tour of “Hamilton.”

Racquel Williams, appearing as a Worker in the national tour of “Hadestown.” (In Birmingham March 19-24, 2024)


Charlie Bryant, vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines.


Anna Grace Barlow, appearing in “Jesus Revolution” as Cathe Martin, streaming on Prime Video. Read more about Anna Grace here.

Laverne Cox, appearing as Dr. Laken Perillos on “The Blacklist,” airing on NBC.

Wil Deusner, appearing as Gooch in “You’re Killing Me,” streaming on Showtime and Paramount +.

Tommy Dewey, appearing as Brooks McCutcheon in the second season of “Perry Mason,” on HBO. Read more about Tommy here.

Andre Holland, narrating “Frederick Douglass: In FIve Speeches,” airing on HBO.

Michael O’Neill, appearing as Joe Dean in “Air,” streaming on Prime Video now. Read more about Michael here.

2 comments On Where they are now: Alabama performers on stage and screen

  • Wonderful information. But do not Forget:
    Bonita Hamilton Ceasar (Montgomery) “Lion King” 18 years Broadway
    Octavia Spencer (Montgomery) “The help” Academy Award Winner
    Tonea Stewart (Montgomery) – Actress “In The Heat Of The Night”/ “A Time To Kill/Ruthless
    Sterfon Deming (Montgomery)- International Film?TV hair Stylist
    Barry Brown (Montgomery) “Producer/Director/Editor” – Son Of The South, Director
    Thomas Stewart (Montgomery) – Award Winning Film Editor/Director – SHStudios
    Vanda Jones (Mobile) – Academy Award Nominee International Video Producer/Director
    Tim Ware (Montgomery) – Writer/Broadway Actor/Choreographer Disney Studios (2023 Academy Award Nominee)
    Felecia Boswell (Montgomery) – Broadway Actress/Singer

    Just to name a few….

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