Buddy Holly


Spartanburg, SC

Jacob is a 24-year-old non-Equity actor/singer who recently played the role of Buddy Holly at Centre Stage in Greenville, South Carolina (Buddy, summer 2023). He currently resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and performs in plays, musicals, and concerts year-round in several theaters in the upstate area. He is, however, interested in pursuing opportunities to perform in other areas as well.


Philadelphia, PA

Kieran is a Philadelphia-based actor and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed in two Jeff Award nominated productions of Buddy. In 2018, he played Jerry Allison at the American Blues Theater, Chicago (which won 5 Jeff awards) and he received a Jeff nomination for principal performer in a musical as Buddy in Buddy at the Marriott Theatre in summer 2023.


Reston, VA

Michael is an Actor/Playwright/Composer originally from Baltimore, MD, who plays guitar, piano, bass, drums and harmonica. He has played the role of Buddy on two national tours (2016 and 17-18) and also in a number of regional productions, including Florida Repertory Theatre (Fort Myers, FL), Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL), and John W. Engeman Theater (Northport, NY).


New York, NY

Keaton is an actor-singer-dancer-musician, originally from Cincinnati and based in New York City, who is honored to have portrayed the iconic role of Buddy in the 2020-21 National Tour of the show.


New York, NY

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Andrew currently resides in New York City where he is pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. A musician in his own right, Harvey plays the guitar, piano, mandolin, ukulele, and drum set, most of which are self-taught. He played Buddy to much acclaim at Highlands Playhouse, Highlands, NC, in summer 2019.


New York, NY

James Larson is an actor, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in NYC who has played Buddy Holly to critical acclaim and smashing box-office records in a number of productions of the show. Besides rocking the stage on guitar, James has also starred in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Into the Woods.


New York, NY

John has played Buddy to great acclaim in two smash-hit productions of the show at the Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope, PA) in 2016 and '17. The second run transferred to the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia (2017) where John once again donned the frames in the lead.


Hamburg, Germany

Dominik is a singer/songwriter who graduated from the Hamburg School of Music. He is playing Buddy for the Westfälisches Landstheater in Germany on numerous dates throughout 2016-17.


Boulder, CO

Brett recently completed a highly successful two-month run as Buddy in the BDT Stage production of the show in Boulder, Colorado, gaining an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and reviewers alike.


New York, NY

A multi-intrumentalist (incl. guitar, electric/upright bass, and drums), Jared recently starred as Buddy Holly in the Palace Theatre (Manchester, NH) and Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre (Claremont, CA) productions of Buddy in 2015; he has also played Buddy at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Peoria, AZ) and Virginia Samford Theatre (Birmingham, AL), gaining great reviews for his performances.


Atlanta, GA

Originally from Kennesaw, GA, Matt first played Buddy back in 2015 in the sold-out run of the show at Venice Theatre in Florida. Since then, he has gone on to perform in numerous other productions across the country, as Buddy and also the fourth Cricket. This year (2021), he will don the horn-rimmed glasses twice more!


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.


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.


Birmingham, AL
Daniel has played Buddy to great acclaim in a number of productions of the show, most recently at Theatre Winter Haven in Florida (2012).


Vancouver/Toronto, Canada
Singer/songwriter, actor, and multi-instrumentalist, Zachary has generated a tremendous response as Buddy in Drayton Entertainment's productions of the show and also Arts Club Theatre's record-breaking run in Vancouver (2010).


Philadelphia, PA / Los Angeles, CA
An accomplished actor, singer, and musician, Bennett has played the lead on a U.S. national tour of Buddy, and more recently reprised the role in smash hit productions at the Arvada Center and Media Theatre.


New York, NY
Matthew recently performed in the smash hit production at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach (FL) receiving wonderful reviews for his portrayal of Buddy. He trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.


Las Vegas, NV
An accomplished singer/songwriter, Brandon most recently played Buddy in the highly successful run for McCoy-Rigby Entertainment at La Mirada's 1200-seat Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.


New York, NY
Anthony has played over 500 performances of Buddy in ten different productions across the U.S., most recently in the lead role of Buddy Holly. A drummer and bassist, as well as a guitarist, Anthony has also played Crickets Joe and Jerry and has also directed/music directed the show.