Learn more about the cast who brings the pups to life on stage!
Todd is thrilled to be joining the PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” cast. He is from Crown Point, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2016. Since then, Todd has performed with multiple repertory theatres such as The Little Theatre on the Square, Rocky Mountain Repertory, Cardinal Stage Co. and Underscore Theatre Company. Some of Todd’s favorite credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), and Rock of Ages (Franz).
While Todd loves Musical Theatre, his other passion is accompanying himself singing on the cello, which he has played since 2004. See some of Todd’s original songs for voice and cello at his website at www.toddaulwurm.com
Brian is thrilled to be joining the PAW Patrol team! Previous National Tours: Pinkalicious (Mr. Pinkerton), Fly Guy And Other Stories with Theatreworks USA (Fly Guy), Alice In Wonderland (The White Rabbit), and Flight School (Pelican). Off Broadway: Queen Of The Night. Favorite Regional Credits: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie), High School Musical (Ryan), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf), Chicago (Mary Sunshine), and Young Frankenstein (The Monster). Much love and thanks to the whole VStar team for the opportunity, his dog Charlie for all of the pup pup inspiration, his brother Michael, Miss Vanjie, Pizza, and his partner Peter. BrianGraziani.com
Kyle Jack was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Penn State University and is currently working on his MBA at Grand Canyon University. He is making his debut with the national tour of Paw Patrol Live! and is happy to be a part of this show. Some of his favorite credits include Hud: Hair the Musical, The Cowardly Lion: The Wizard of Oz Enlightened Theatrics (Won BroadwayWorld.com award for Best Featured Actor), Judas: Godspell Penn State, and Snoopy: Plaza Theatrics. He wants to thank his family, Xavior Theater company, Exodus Artistry Dance company, his family and friends for their support.
Shelby is so excited to be on a roll with the Paw Patrol! Shelby is originally from Buffalo, NY, where she earned a BFA in Music Theatre from the University at Buffalo. She now resides in New York, NY, where she has been active in local children’s theatre. Shelby previously toured with VStar Entertainment’s Sesame Street Live! “Elmo Makes Music” (Rosita, u/s Jenny). Other credits include Les Misérables (Cosette), Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo), Grease (Frenchy), and performing at Dutch Wonderland with RWS Entertainment Group. For Mitchell, Mom, Dad and Nugget- thank you for supporting my dream of being a pup when I grow up!
Male Pirate, Understudy
Zach Snyder (Pirate/Male Understudy) is thrilled to be em-“barking” on his very first national tour! Favorite credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Lefou U/S); Mary Poppins (Teddy Bear/Northbrook/Ensemble); Rocky Horror (Frank N. Furter *KCACTF Nominee); Urinetown (Mr. McQueen); Grease (Roger); Footloose (Willard Hewitt); and Titanic (Harold Bride). Catch him in New York City at Ellen’s Stardust Diner! BFA Musical Theatre – University at Buffalo www.zachallensnyder.com
Female Pirate, Understudy
Miriam Henkel-Moellmann (Chorus/Understudy), is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with a BFA from Kent State University. While performing across the country she has worked at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Gloria!, The Kilarney Village Band), Porthouse Theater (Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Starmites), and Jenny Wiley Theater (Shrek the Musical , The Legend of Jenny Wiley). Miriam earned a Wilde Award for her comedic role as one of the evil step sisters in Cinderella at The Barn Theater and was just featured in On The Spot at The Broadway Comedy Club in NYC.
Alex Anthony Garcia (Marshall, Ryder understudy) is from Rochester, NY. He is very excited to be making his national tour debut with PAW Patrol Live! and double excited to be playing Marshall because his first dog was a Dalmatian! He graduated with a BFA from Niagara University in Theatre Performance. His favorite roles include Sister Act (Eddie), Dracula “King of Vampires” (Dracula), and Into the Woods (Wolf/ Cinderella’s Prince).
Manuel Torres III (Tracker/Chorus) is stoked to be making his tour debut in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”! Previous credits include Little Shop Of Horrors (Seymour Krelborn), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Adrian/Swing), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster 1) where he received the Best Supporting Actor award from the national Kennedy Center for the Arts. Manuel would like to thank his family and friends for their never ending support to following his dreams. www.ManuelTorresIII.com
Jewell Noel is excited to be making her first national tour debut! She is originally from Brooklyn, New York and has been performing for 12 years. Jewell has received her training in Musical theater at Marymount Manhattan College. Her favorite credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix the Aviatrix), The Boys from Syracuse (Merchant of Ephesus), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy) and The Wiz! (Dorothy). Jewell would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support.
Zakiya Baptiste (Mayor Goodway) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. PAW Patrol Live! will be her first national tour and she is truly excited to be a part of the cast. She is a recent graduate of AMDA College and Conservatory and has recently performed in the finale chorus with Liz Callaway in Lincoln Center’s Spring Gala and Let’s Broadway: All Star Cabaret. Previous roles include Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Connie in A Chorus Line and Madame Thenardier in Les Mis.
Kelsey Krull (Skye) is thrilled to be on the premiere cast of PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure.” This is Kelsey’s fourth tour with VStar Entertainment and she has been grateful for the opportunity to bring theatre to children across the United States. Previous tour credits include Sesame Street Live! Elmo Makes Music (Jenny) and Sesame Street Live! Let’s Dance! (Riley). Some of Kelsey’s favorite performances include South Pacific at the Boothbay Playhouse, Madame Butterfly at Port Opera, and The American Clock at NYU. Kelsey is a proud graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she enjoyed performing with her a cappella group and riding her bike along the Hudson River.
Tony Ardolino (Ryder) is a proud Jersey Boy who is so excited to be touring with PAW Patrol Live! He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and has been seen on TV, Film, and countless commercials.
Some theatre credits include: Into the Woods (Jack), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Pinkalicious (Peter), Dora the Explorer Live (Diego), Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Johny), Sesame Street Saves Christmas (Elfin), Tarzan (Snipes/Ensemble), and Disney’s Aladdin (Aladdin).
He recently just arrived home from a 2 year contract with Universal Studios Singapore where he got to perform and travel all over Asia.
Last but not least, Tony would like to thank his family for all their love and support.
Instagram: @tony.cannoli. Website: www.tonyardolino.com
Matt Lamb (Mayor Humdinger) returns for his second season in this role. He has performing experience up and down the east coast, in shows such as The Little Mermaid at Imagination Stage, Young Washington, Arriba, Arriba and Steel with the Pittsburgh CLO. He has also performed in Stop Kiss at Off the Wall Theatre/Carnegie Stage, Young Frankenstein, Rent, and Groucho Marx: A Musical Revue at the Gilbert Theatre; Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre and Hairspray at Temple Theatre.