Author Archives: Rick Thorne

ZACH SNYDER

Buffalo, NY

A senior musical theatre major at the University at Buffalo, Zach played Hipockets Duncan as well as Musical Ensemble (trumpet) at the Highlands Playhouse production of Buddy in Highlands, North Carolina, in summer 2013.

BUDDY BACK FOR 2014!

Our 25th Anniversary Year gets under way on tour at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, on Jan. 28th, with the show running across the U.K. through to August in Newcastle. Come on down folks!

RYAN G. DUNKIN

New York, NY
Ryan has played the Big Bopper (and ensemble) in a number of productions of Buddy, including the Arvada Center (CO), Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (NY), Carousel Dinner Theatre (OH), and Westchester Broadway Theatre (NY).

ESTHER COVINGTON

Washington DC
A professional actress and multi-instrumentalist, Esther has played the role of Vi Petty in numerous productions of Buddy, most recently at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, FL, in spring 2012.

JOE COSMO COGEN

New York, NY


Joe is a musical theatre percussionist/actor originally from Atlanta, currently residing in New York. He has performed in numerous Buddy productions across North America, playing the role of Jerry Allison.

BILL MOREY

New York, NY


Bill is a bassist, trombonist, and actor who has played the role of Joe B. Mauldin in many productions of Buddy including in New York, New Jersey, Nevada, California, and also on tour.

DREW CARNWATH

Toronto, Canada
Drew is a Toronto-based performer (singer-actor-guitarist) who has played Buddy in three productions of the show in Canada, including two sold-out runs at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon.

JOHN ROCHETTE

New York, NY
John has played the role of drummer Jerry Allison in three productions of Buddy at the Arvada Center (CO), Carousel Dinner Theatre (OH) and Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre (NY).