Santasia - A Holiday Comedy - Cast & Crew

CAST

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Brandon Loeser

Producer, Technical Director, Co-Director, Actor, Co-Writer

Brandon is originally from Chicago and studied at iO Chicago under the direction of famed improv teacher Del Close. Brandon is a professional actor, stuntman and comedian. Brandon has appeared on Conan, Utopia,

Homecoming, For All Mankind, Silicon Valley, Hunters, Westworld, Grimm, Scorpion, Superstore, True Blood, Justified, Children's Hospital, Supah Ninjas, The Dark Knight, The Tonight Show, Chasing 3000, Changeling, General Hospital, & Disaster Movie. He would like to thank his tremendously talented and supportive wife for everything she does for him and their puppy. 

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1501286/

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Shaun Loeser

Producer, Director, Actor, Co-Writer

Shaun is a professional actor and stuntman with numerous film, television and national commercial credits. 

Originally hailing from the windy city, Shaun trained with legendary improv guru Del Close at the famed iO Chicago. Most recently, Shaun can be seen on Peacock’s AP BIO as Patton Oswalt's stunt double and co-starring on the Netflix series Malibu Rescue. Some of Shaun’s credits include Step Brothers, Conan, American Horror Story, Trespassers, CSI, General Hospital, NCIS LA, The Amazing Spider-Man, and True Blood.

But Shaun’s most proud of his credit of loving husband and father. Now go give your Dad a hug and a kiss.

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2227970/

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Lon Gowan

Actor, Co-Writer, Associate Producer

Lon is a professional stuntman, actor, and writer. He has appeared in over 30 national commercials and numerous TV shows & films, including Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere, 9-1-1, Seal Team, Jordan Peele's Us, The Call of The Wild, Promised Land, NCIS, American Horror Stories, How to Get Away with Murder,  Private Practice, CSI, Arrested Development, The Mentalist, CONAN, General Hospital, and the upcoming series Roar.  All of which would not be possible without the support and hard work of his amazingly talented wife, Julie Dolan.

IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0332935/

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Chey Kennedy

Actor

Chey has been performing for a few decades now and knows how lucky he is to have been able to do so. He’s one of the few that actually grew up in Southern California and was crazy enough to pursue life in the industry. He studied acting and improv in college and with Comedy Sportz, worked at almost every theme park in SoCal as well as spent time living and performing in Japan. He’s appeared in multiple national commercials and has been fortunate enough to do sketch on Conan. He is incredibly grateful to be back with the boys in Santasia and ride on their coattails for applause. He can’t thank his son daughter for laughing at his jokes and making him laugh in return. 

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7263424/

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Rusty Locke

Actor, Co-Writer, Associate Producer

Rusty was born into Show business by his Father, an Entertainer for 60 years.

He started doing commercials as a young boy from Baskin Robbins to McDonald's. He studied Theatre and Fine Arts through High school and College. He prides himself on being a Stunt Actor specializing in Physical comedy and Swordfighting. Some of his credits include "No Concept of Time", "Deadlist Warrior", Battles B.C., and Gimore Girls. Most recently portrayed Doc Brown for the Fox Foundation's "Back to 1885".

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1398469/

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Darren Mangler

Actor

Darren Mangler is a actor/producer/writer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Illinois, Darren has toured the nation as a stand up comic and with two National Touring companies performing as Barney in Last of the Red Hot Lovers and King Rat in The Pied Piper. He just finished performing 7 equity musicals at a summer stock theater outside of Chicago. He was seen as Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, King Charlemagne in Pippin, and The Big Bopper in The Buddy Holly Story. He has also been seen in 25 National Commercials and numerous TV appearances including Switched at Birth and Freakylinks. Darren's favorite sandwich is the BLT.

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1902919/

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Rich Lee Warren

Actor

Richard Lee Warren is an actor slash comedian slash writer slash director slash artist slash suffers from multiple slash disorder. Born in Dyresburg, Tennessee, Richard accomplished what no one else in his family could, he received a high school diploma. He then attended and graduated Savannah College of Art and Design Summa Cum Laude, set off for the “City of Angels” and soon found the true meaning of the word “oxymoron.” Some of Richards’ Film/TV credits include “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” “The Bay”, “General Hospital”, “Wrong Turn at Tahoe” and “The Review with Forrest MacNeil”. Theatrically, Richard recently starred as “Gordon” in the critically acclaimed play, “CAGES.” Other notable theatre: The Boys Next Door, The Habitation of Dragons and Dealers Choice. He is also a standup comedian, having performed in venues in Los Angeles as well as overseas. Richard’s greatest accomplishment is his daughter, who already has a higher I.Q. than he does. Richard has been a huge fan of SANTASIA and is thrilled to be a part of the opening weekend production. Happy Holidays! 

IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913001/

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Tania L Pearson-Loeser

Choreographer, Assistant Director, Producer, Co-Writer

Tania is a professional choreographer, writer, director, and performer. She has acted and/or performed stunts in Goliath, Criminal Minds, Alice in Wonderland, Chuck, NCIS, SciJinks, General Hospital.Tania’s choreography includes, Conan O’Brian Show, Conan O’Brian Prohibited Tour, General Hospital and Broadway Cares. 

Tania currently is a Show Quality and Show Director for Universal Studios Hollywood.

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669393/

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Stacey Quinealty

Musical Director / Composer

Stacey has produced and composed music for theater, television, film, theme parks, radio, and industrials. He has produced music for Warner Brothers, McDonalds, Honda, Mitsubishi, Acura, Hewlett-Packard, Ford and many more. He is the primary music producer and sound designer for Universal Studios, Hollywood and is best known for his creative concept with the band Carbon 9 from Los Angeles, CA and has received over fifteen awards in the music community recognizing his talents. He takes great pride in his work and is excited to be working with Santasia in this awesome adventure.

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Wynn Zucchero

Associate Producer, Lighting Designer

Originating from the east coast, Wynn is a production manager and lighting designer. He has over 30 years of experience in theater, film, concerts, theme parks and corporate industrials. He has been involved in productions for Disney, Universal Studios, Six Flags and Paramount theme parks. He has lit hundreds of concerts, movie premiers and musical acts.  Recently, he has produced corporate events for Disney, Google, Microsoft, Paramount, Warner Brothers,Art Contemporary Los Angeles and Ipsy.  Wynn has been a fan of Santasia for over 15 years and is excited and honored to be a part of this year’s production.

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Mitch Rosander

Stage Manager

Mitch Rosander is a light and sound designer based in Los Angeles. Currently working with the Whitefire Theater, Mitch is also the Literary Manager for The Loft Ensemble Theater in North Hollywood’s Arts District. He’s very excited and grateful to be working with the Loeser Brothers on this year’s production of Santasia. Much love to Bryan Rasmussen and staff at the Whitefire. Enjoy the Show! 

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Banzai Vitale

House Manager

Banzai has been a stuntman for over 30 years. He also owns Stunt Performers Academy, a stunt school that trains new and upcoming young talent in the world of stunts! He is very proud to once again help Santasia bring the holiday spirit to 1000’s of people. www.stuntperformersacademy.com

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