Boppers, Ritchies & Others

ADAM DAVID MARINO

Rochester, NY


Based in Rochester, NY, Adam is an accomplished singer, dancer, and pianist, who will be appearing as Ritchie Valens in the upcoming production of Buddy at the Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells (April-May, 2017).

STEPHANIE NESBITT

San Diego, CA


Actress/singer/pianist Stephanie played the role of Apollo Performer Marlena Madison in OnStage Playhouse's production of Buddy in Chula Vista, CA, over the summer of 2016, and would love to be considered for future productions of the show!   

RACHEL SCHIMENTI

New York, NY


Originally from Ormond Beach, Florida, Rachel is currently based in Astoria, New York. 25-year-old Rachel has played the roles of Maria Elena, Mary Lou, and a Snowbird in previous licensed productions of Buddy.

MIKE BRENNAN

New York, NY

Mike is a New York based actor/singer who has portrayed the Big Bopper to much acclaim in many highly successful runs of Buddy including the recent 2015 US National Tour. He has also appeared as the Bopper in productions of Buddy at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (Fort Myers, FL), Laguna Playhouse (Laguna Beach, CA), Cortland Repertory Theatre (Cortland, NY), and Casino Rama Resort & Casino (Rama, ON).

DAVID REED

New York, NY

Originally hailing from Decatur, IL, David Reed has performed as Marvin Madison (Apollo Performer) on two national tours of Buddy (2015 U.S. and 2013 U.S. and Canada), and six productions of the show overall.

KARACK OSBORN

Stratford, ON / Chicago, IL

Karack is a classically trained actor and rock & roll guitarist from Chicago, IL, but currently living in Stratford, ON, where he is currently a company member with the world renowned Stratford Festival of Canada. He has appeared in Buddy both as the Big Bopper/rhythm guitar (Wisconsin Theatreworks, WI), and as Tommy Allsup (Highlands Playhouse, NC).

JENNY STODD

New York, NY
Jenny, a Midwest native now based out of New York, has been fortunate to travel the country with Buddy. She has played the role of Maria Elena on the 2013-2014 National Tour and at regional venues including Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, The El Dorado Casino (Reno), Little Theatre on the Square (IL), Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada, and most recently at Laguna Playhouse in California during summer 2014. Jenny will reprise her role on the forthcoming 2015 Buddy U.S. tour.

DAVID MARMANILLO

New York, NY


A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, David has performed as Ritchie Valens in a number of productions of Buddy, including smash-hit runs at Forestburgh Playhouse (NY) and Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville (FL).

EMILIO RAMOS

New York, NY


Emilio Ramos is an actor, dancer and singer based out of New York City. As 17-year-old Ritchie Valens, he has rock’n’rolled across various U.S. cities with Buddy, including on the fall/winter leg of the 2013-14 tour.

ANNABELLE FOX

New York, NY

Annabelle currently lives in NYC and is playing the lead in an Off Broadway children’s show, The Butterfly Girl at the Vital Theatre Company. She graduated cum laude from Belmont University in May ‘14. Her connection with Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story began in 2013 when she played a Snowbird/Ensemble member at Highlands Playhouse (NC). She has performed professionally in various shows around the States.

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.