The Crickets

ALEX CROSSLAND

Phoenix, AZ


Alex is actor/singer/musician/dancer from Phoenix, Arizona. He played Jerry Allison in the Theatre West Summer Repertory production of Buddy in Scottsbluff, Nebraska (2016), and also learned the music for the 4th Cricket (Tommy).

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).

JAMES DAVID LARSON

New York, NY

Playing Joe B. Mauldin in the 2013 North American tour of Buddy, as well as playing the lead role of Buddy in the show regionally, James combines his acting and musical talents in critically-lauded performances of the show. A quick study and an easy-going, passionate person available for your production!

BILL ZAUNER

Lubbock, TX

Bill Zauner is from Buddy Holly’s hometown Lubbock, Texas. He has played the role of Joe B. Mauldin in four productions of the show, and is also proficient on the ‘4th Cricket’ part of Tommy Allsup.

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.

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).

STEVEN LASITER

New York, NY
Steven has performed in the Circa '21, Broadway Palm West, and Wagon Wheel Theatre productions of Buddy, playing Jerry Allison (the Crickets), Buddy understudy and Tommy Alsop (4th Cricket).

TRISTAN LAYNE TAPSCOTT

Davenport, IA
A multi-skilled artist, Tristan received great reviews as Jerry Allison of the Crickets at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse (Rock Island, IL) in 2008. He reprised the role of Jerry in 2009 at Eastlight Theatre (Peoria, IL).

JUSTIN DROEGEMUELLER

Minneapolis, MN
Justin is based in the Minneapolis area, and played Joe B. Mauldin in Allenberry Playhouse's (PA) 2011 production of Buddy, as well as at Circa '21 Dinner Theatre (IL), receiving great reviews.

BILLY HORN

Buffalo, NY
Billy is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and actor, who played Jerry Allison in the 2008 and '09 MusicalFare productions of Buddy in Amherst, NY.

JOHN SEABERRY

Fort Collins, CO
A seasoned upright bass player, John played Joe B. Mauldin in the smash hit production of Buddy at Carousel Dinner Theater (Colorado) in 2009.

VAUGHN IRVING

Chicago, IL / Santa Fe, NM
Vaughn is an actor/singer/musician who has performed the roles of Jerry Allison (the Crickets) and Ritchie Valens in dinner and regional theatre productions of Buddy.