Meet the Class of 1987 – The A-Group

We’re ramping up to the World Premiere of the new musical, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, based on the 1997 cult hit film. Meet more of the class of 1987 with the A-Group, all of whom are making their 5th Avenue debuts!

RM_Tess Soltau WebTess Soltau (Christie Masters)

Tess is taking on the role of lead mean girl, Christie Masters. She has been seen on Broadway in Wicked and Addams Family. Her regional credits include Into the Woods, Far From Heaven, Diner, Grease and White Noise. You may have also seen her in the film Love and Other Drugs or on TV in White Collar or Law & Order: SVU. Tess is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

RM_Michael Starr WebMichael Starr (Billy Christianson)

Michael is stepping in as high school jock, now-husband of Christie Masters, and Romy’s high school crush, Billy Christianson. Michael is a graduate of UCLA. He has been seen regionally in Frozen – Live at the Hyperion; A Chorus Line; West Side Story; Wonderful Town; Salome; Footloose; Carrie; Empire; Kiss Me, Kate; Legally Blonde; Grease; Spamalot and Big Fish. You can find Michael on social media as @mjstarr77.

RM_Kate E. Cook WebKate E. Cook (Cheryl Cook)

Though this is Kate’s 5th Avenue debut, you may have seen her elsewhere in Seattle, in Singin’ in the Rain and Great Wall at Village, and Bonnie and Clyde at Studio18. Some of her regional credits include: Chicago, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Dames at Sea, Footloose and Damn Yankees. She’ll be playing Cheryl Cook.

RM_Autumn Guzzardi WebAutumn Guzzardi (Lisa Luder)

Autumn is playing ex-A-Group girl, and current fashion editor for Vogue, Lisa Luder. Autumn has been seen on Broadway in 9 to 5 and Off-Broadway in Trip of Love and The City Club. Her tour credits include working with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the national tour of 9 to 5. Her regional credits include The Nutty Professor, We Will Rock You and Saturday Night Fever. You may also have seen her on television in Blue Bloods and Nashville.

RM_Danielle Kelsey WebDanielle Kelsey (Kelly Possenger)

Danielle is playing Kelly Possenger. She has been seen Off-Broadway in Revolution in the Elbow, and the National Tours of Billy Elliot and Young Frankenstein. Other New York and regional credits include The Producers, Chicago and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. You can find and follow her here on Instagram.


Stay tuned to meet the rest of the class, and don’t miss your chance to catch the World Premiere of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion: The Musical. Click here to find out more and purchase tickets!

Author: The 5th Avenue Theatre

The Nation's Leading Musical Theater

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