Meet the Class of 1987 – The Ensemble

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! Tess Soltau (Christie Masters) Tess is taking on the role of lead mean […]

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 the last class of 1987 reunion-goers!

RM_Curtis Schroeger WebCurtis Schroeger

Curtis is making his 5th Avenue debut! He has been seen in the tours of Mary Poppins, South Pacific and Fiddler on the Roof and performed in the 65th Tony Awards! Regionally, he has been seen at the Alliance, Goodspeed, Portland Center Stage, Muny and Arena Stage.

RM_Eric Ankrim WebEric Ankrim

Eric Ankrim will be a very familiar face to our audiences, having been seen earlier this season in The Secret GardenThe Pajama Game and Man of La Mancha and last season in Paint Your Wagon and as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed…(among numerous other roles at The 5th). Eric was on Broadway in First Date, with a character that he originated in its pre-Broadway engagement during our co-production with ACT.

RM_Leigh Wakeford WebLeigh Wakeford

Leigh is making his 5th Avenue debut. He has been seen in the National Tours of The Drowsy Chaperone and Chicago. His regional credits include Sacramento Music Circus, Ogunquit Playhouse, Fulton Theatre and La Mirada Theatre. He was in the film First Period, and you can find him on social media @leighwakeford.

RM_Louis Williams Jr. WebLouis Williams, Jr.

Louis is also making his 5th Avenue debut. Louis has a BFA from Webster University, and was also educated at The Ailey School and Dance Theatre in Harlem. His regional credits include Steve Wynn’s SHOWSTOPPERS, Salome, La Traviata, A Chorus Line and Hairspray. He’s also worked with music artist Fergie.

RM_Taylor Niemeyer Web

Taylor Niemeyer

You may have seen Taylor earlier this season as Allana in our production of The Little Mermaid, or as Bebe in A Chorus Line or Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man. After Romy and Michele, she’ll be in Newsies at Village!

RM_Trina Mills WebTrina Mills

Trina is also no stranger to our stage, having filled a number of stage and creative roles. Most recently, she served as the Associate Choreographer for The Secret Garden and was in the cast of The Pajama Game. Select 5th Avenue roles include West Side Story, A Chorus Line, How to Succeed…, A Christmas Story, RENT, ELF and Spamalot.


And that’s our whole graduating class of 1987, all of whom will be at their 10 year reunion on our stage. 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!

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