Author Archives: Rick Thorne


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.


New York, NY

Originally from the mountains of North Idaho and a graduate of New York City’s The Circle In The Square, Dalen’s Buddy credits in the lead role include two sold-out runs at the Civic Theatre of Spokane, WA, Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL (2014), and the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, FL (2015).


New York, NY

Todd is a New York-based actor/musician originally from Albany, New York, who has starred as Buddy Holly in numerous productions of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Most recently he has toured the country with the latest North American tour of the show.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.