Author Archives: Rick Thorne

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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).