The Crickets

JAMES P. DALEY

Chicago, IL


James is a bassist/actor from Chicago, who performed the role of Joe B. Mauldin in the 2019 production of Buddy at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater in Indianapolis. Both Upright and Electric Bass are his main instruments.

MATT HEALEY

New York, NY


Matt, 20, is an EMC performer based out of NYC, who attended Wagner College, graduating in 2018 with a B.A. in Theatre Performance. He played the role of Jerry Allison (drums) at Highlands Playhouse (Highlands, NC) in their record-breaking production of Buddy in June 2019. Matt also plays electric bass, guitar, piano, and saxophone all to a performance-ready standard.


BENJAMIN BROWN

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Benjamin played Joe B. Mauldin in the well-received Casa Mañana production of Buddy in Fort Worth, Texas, in September 2019, and would love to be considered for other productions. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Benjamin is 27, and suitable for Joe B. Mauldin and the 4th Cricket track. He is proficient on upright and electric bass, guitar, and piano.

ANDREW KUENZI

Raleigh, NC


Andrew is an actor/musician and has played Jerry Allison (drums) in the summer 2019 production of Buddy at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

ARMANDO GUTIERREZ

New York, NY


A multi-instrumentalist - drums, piano, and guitar - Armando has played the role of Cricket Jerry Allison in productions of Buddy at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island, NY (2019), Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY (2019), and the Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells (2017).

JONAH M. MARTIN

Lancaster, PA


A multi-instrumentalist and versatile actor, Jonah played the role of Joe B. Mauldin with Prather Entertainment Group in Buddy at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, in the fall of 2017.

ALEX CROSSLAND

Phoenix, AZ


Alex is actor/singer/musician/dancer from Phoenix, Arizona. He's played Jerry Allison in the Barn Theatre production of Buddy in Augusta, Michigan (summer 2017), and also at Theatre West Summer Repertory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska (2016).

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.