cast and bios for broadway sings for the children of amigos de jesús 2016

Caissie Levy originated roles in Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite at The Public Theater (Off Broadway, cast album), Fanzine in Les Miserables (2014 Broadway revival), Molly in Ghost (Broadway, West End, cast album) & Sheila in Hair (2009 Broadway revival, West End, cast album). Other credits include Sara in Murder Ballad (Off Broadway), Elphaba in Wicked (Los Angeles, Broadway), Penny in Hairspray (Broadway, 1st National tour, Toronto), and Maureen in Rent (National tour). She was a guest soloist for the United States Military Academy at West Point, and has played solo to sold out crowds at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, and Galapagos Arts Space. Her debut album, With You, featuring acoustic arrangements of songs from her Broadway shows, is available on iTunes.caissielevy.com @CaissieLevy.

Caissie Levy originated roles in Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite at The Public Theater (Off Broadway, cast album), Fanzine in Les Miserables (2014 Broadway revival), Molly in Ghost (Broadway, West End, cast album) & Sheila in Hair (2009 Broadway revival, West End, cast album). Other credits include Sara in Murder Ballad (Off Broadway), Elphaba in Wicked (Los Angeles, Broadway), Penny in Hairspray (Broadway, 1st National tour, Toronto), and Maureen in Rent (National tour). She was a guest soloist for the United States Military Academy at West Point, and has played solo to sold out crowds at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, and Galapagos Arts Space. Her debut album, With You, featuring acoustic arrangements of songs from her Broadway shows, is available on iTunes.caissielevy.com @CaissieLevy.

Josh Young recently originated the role of “John Newton” in the Broadway World Premiere of Amazing Grace. Josh received a 2012 Tony® Award nomination and Theatre World Award for his critically acclaimed Broadway debut as "Judas" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Des McAnuff. He appeared in two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where his credits include: "Judas" in Jesus Christ Superstar, "Connie Rivers" in Grapes of Wrath, and "Che" in Evita directed by Gary Griffin, earning Broadway World Awards for each. Josh also appeared as "Marius" in the US National Tour of Les Miserables and "Tony" in the International Tour of West Side Story. Josh has performed in North America's finest regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Baltimore Center Stage and North Carolina Theatre. He's been involved in new works with NYC's Roundabout Theatre Company, The Transport Group and The New York Musical Theater Festival. Josh is the co­founder of Cutting­Edge Composers (cuttingedgecomposers.com), a concert and weekly web series on broadwayworld.com, created to give exposure to musical theatre's next generation of songwriters. BFA Syracuse University. Tweet @joshpaulyoung. 

Josh Young recently originated the role of “John Newton” in the Broadway World Premiere of Amazing Grace. Josh received a 2012 Tony® Award nomination and Theatre World Award for his critically acclaimed Broadway debut as "Judas" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Des McAnuff. He appeared in two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where his credits include: "Judas" in Jesus Christ Superstar, "Connie Rivers" in Grapes of Wrath, and "Che" in Evita directed by Gary Griffin, earning Broadway World Awards for each. Josh also appeared as "Marius" in the US National Tour of Les Miserables and "Tony" in the International Tour of West Side Story. Josh has performed in North America's finest regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Baltimore Center Stage and North Carolina Theatre. He's been involved in new works with NYC's Roundabout Theatre Company, The Transport Group and The New York Musical Theater Festival. Josh is the co­founder of Cutting­Edge Composers (cuttingedgecomposers.com), a concert and weekly web series on broadwayworld.com, created to give exposure to musical theatre's next generation of songwriters. BFA Syracuse University. Tweet @joshpaulyoung. 

Telly Leung: Broadway credits: Sammy in Allegiance starring opposite Lea Salonga & George Takei, Godspell, Flower Drum Song, Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, and the final company of Rent. He originated the role of Boq in the Chicago company of Wicked. Selected other credits: Lucent in The Taming of the Shrew(The Shakespeare Theater, DC), Song in M. Butterfly (Philadelphia Theater Company), Angel in Rent at The Hollywood Bowl (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), Godspell (Paper Mill), Bernstein: Mass (Baltimore Symphony / Kennedy Center/ Carnegie Hall), Give It Up! a.k.a. Lysistrata Jones (Dallas Theater Center), Barnaby in Hello Dolly! (The Muny), Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar (Sacramento Music Circus), Thuy in Miss Saigon (PCLO) and Lun Tha in The King & I with Lou Diamond Philips (North Carolina Theater). Recordings: Many original Broadway cast recordings, as well as two solo albums on the Yellow Sound Label -I'll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016). Film /TV: Glee (Wes, Dalton Academy Warblers), Odd Mom Out (Bravo), Deadbeat (Hulu), Law & Order: Criminal Intent, PBS' documentary Broadway or Bust, Rent: Filmed Live On Broadway. BFA: Carnegie Mellon University. For more info visit www.tellyleung.com. Twitter: @tellyleung

Telly Leung: Broadway credits: Sammy in Allegiance starring opposite Lea Salonga & George Takei, Godspell, Flower Drum Song, Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, and the final company of Rent. He originated the role of Boq in the Chicago company of Wicked. Selected other credits: Lucent in The Taming of the Shrew(The Shakespeare Theater, DC), Song in M. Butterfly (Philadelphia Theater Company), Angel in Rent at The Hollywood Bowl (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), Godspell (Paper Mill), Bernstein: Mass (Baltimore Symphony / Kennedy Center/ Carnegie Hall), Give It Up! a.k.a. Lysistrata Jones (Dallas Theater Center), Barnaby in Hello Dolly! (The Muny), Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar (Sacramento Music Circus), Thuy in Miss Saigon (PCLO) and Lun Tha in The King & I with Lou Diamond Philips (North Carolina Theater). Recordings: Many original Broadway cast recordings, as well as two solo albums on the Yellow Sound Label -I'll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016). Film /TV: Glee (Wes, Dalton Academy Warblers), Odd Mom Out (Bravo), Deadbeat (Hulu), Law & Order: Criminal Intent, PBS' documentary Broadway or Bust, Rent: Filmed Live On Broadway. BFA: Carnegie Mellon University. For more info visit www.tellyleung.com. Twitter: @tellyleung

Blessed with a superlative voice and the ability to captivate any audience, Tamyra Gray is a star in the truest sense of the word. With the critical acclaim that followed her appearance on the inaugural season of “American Idol”, Tamyra parlayed the attention into an acting career on-screen and on-stage. The Atlanta native continues to shine, and was praised for her 2007/2008 starring role on Broadway as “Mimi” in “Rent”. Following “Idol”, Tamyra caught the eye of David E. Kelly, who cast her in “Boston Public”. She continued honing her skill in guest starring roles comedies “Half and Half”, “All of Us”, and “What I Like About You”, along with dramatic turns on “Las Vegas”and the Fox’s “Tru Calling”. Tamara also landed commercial projects with Coca-Cola and H&M. The Swedish clothing line made her the face of their “&Denim” collection, where Gray was featured in a globally-promoted short film directed by David LaChapelle. Tamyra made her Broadway debut as the lead in the musical “Bombay Dreams”. She made a jump to the big screen with a leading role in the critically-accliamed and commercially-successful Sony feature film, “The Gospel,” followed by a role in Jonathan Demme’s movie “Rachel Getting Married.” In 2011 she starred in Debbie Allen’s “Twist” at the Pasadena Playhouse for which she won “Best Lead Female (equity)”for the Beverly Hills / Hollywood NAACP 22nd Annual Theatre Awards. Tamara played “Kate” in the If/Then National Tour in 2016. Tamyra has co-written “You Thought Wrong” for GRAMMY-winner Kelly Clarkson and the Billboard Hot 100 #1 single “I Believe” for Fantasia. In 2013, Tamyra announced that she has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since the age of 15. While maintaining an active career in theater, film, TV, and music, Tamyra is also a devoted wife and mother. She leans on her spirituality to maintain balance between work, home, and health and credits her children for the truth she has discovered through their zest for life and remembering that life's all about having fun.

Blessed with a superlative voice and the ability to captivate any audience, Tamyra Gray is a star in the truest sense of the word. With the critical acclaim that followed her appearance on the inaugural season of “American Idol”, Tamyra parlayed the attention into an acting career on-screen and on-stage. The Atlanta native continues to shine, and was praised for her 2007/2008 starring role on Broadway as “Mimi” in “Rent”. Following “Idol”, Tamyra caught the eye of David E. Kelly, who cast her in “Boston Public”. She continued honing her skill in guest starring roles comedies “Half and Half”, “All of Us”, and “What I Like About You”, along with dramatic turns on “Las Vegas”and the Fox’s “Tru Calling”. Tamara also landed commercial projects with Coca-Cola and H&M. The Swedish clothing line made her the face of their “&Denim” collection, where Gray was featured in a globally-promoted short film directed by David LaChapelle. Tamyra made her Broadway debut as the lead in the musical “Bombay Dreams”. She made a jump to the big screen with a leading role in the critically-accliamed and commercially-successful Sony feature film, “The Gospel,” followed by a role in Jonathan Demme’s movie “Rachel Getting Married.” In 2011 she starred in Debbie Allen’s “Twist” at the Pasadena Playhouse for which she won “Best Lead Female (equity)”for the Beverly Hills / Hollywood NAACP 22nd Annual Theatre Awards. Tamara played “Kate” in the If/Then National Tour in 2016. Tamyra has co-written “You Thought Wrong” for GRAMMY-winner Kelly Clarkson and the Billboard Hot 100 #1 single “I Believe” for Fantasia. In 2013, Tamyra announced that she has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since the age of 15. While maintaining an active career in theater, film, TV, and music, Tamyra is also a devoted wife and mother. She leans on her spirituality to maintain balance between work, home, and health and credits her children for the truth she has discovered through their zest for life and remembering that life's all about having fun.

Laura Osnes was last seen on Broadway starring in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award nominations). Other Bway credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), South Pacific, and Grease. Other New York/Regional credits include the Broadway-bound new musical The Bandstand (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk Award nomination; Atlantic Theater Company); Encores! productions of: The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust, and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music in concert at Carnegie Hall; Carousel (Lyric Opera of Chicago). On television, she has been seen on the CBS series “Elementary”, in the HBO pilot “The Miraculous Year”, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman(2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the NY Philharmonic, the NY Pops, the Boston Pops, and the Pasadena Pops, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Cafe Carlyle, 54 Below, Birdland, Feinstein's at the Nikko, NJPAC, MN Orchestra Hall, and the Las Vegas Smith Center. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.

Laura Osnes was last seen on Broadway starring in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award nominations). Other Bway credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), South Pacific, and Grease. Other New York/Regional credits include the Broadway-bound new musical The Bandstand (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk Award nomination; Atlantic Theater Company); Encores! productions of: The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust, and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music in concert at Carnegie Hall; Carousel (Lyric Opera of Chicago). On television, she has been seen on the CBS series “Elementary”, in the HBO pilot “The Miraculous Year”, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman(2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the NY Philharmonic, the NY Pops, the Boston Pops, and the Pasadena Pops, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Cafe Carlyle, 54 Below, Birdland, Feinstein's at the Nikko, NJPAC, MN Orchestra Hall, and the Las Vegas Smith Center. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.