The Cast of It Runs in the Family

Brian Harper
David Mortimore
Brian has appeared in numerous productions around town since moving to mid-Missouri from Florida in 1990. His favorite roles have included Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Geoffrey Plantagenet in The Lion in Winter (TLT), Curtis Goldman in At First Sight, Richard in When You Coming Back Red Ryder? (Scene One), and of course any time he got to dance on stage. When not rushing from one rehearsal to another, Brian is an attorney for the Department of Social Services and works part-time for TJ Maxx.

Greg Barnes
Hubert Bonney
Greg has previously appeared in TLT productions as Felix in The Odd Couple, Roat in Wait Until Dark, Peter in Romeo and Juliet, and Harry in The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Other favorite roles include Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Perelli in Requiem for a Heavyweight (Scene One), Steiner in Twilight of the Gods (Four and Twenty Blackbirds Productions), and Harding in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Greg has served as an Assistant Attorney General for more than 20 years and has been married to his wonderful wife, Renee, for nearly 14. Greg is a compulsive bridge player and holds the rank of Ruby Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. Greg's theater genes come from his uncle, who is both a doctor and an amateur actor, so you might say "It Runs in the Family"!

Jamie Waier
Jane Tate
Jamie has been involved with the Jefferson City theater scene for 14 years. She recently fulfilled a dream as she portrayed Peter in TLT's production of Peter Pan last summer. Some of her other favorite roles through the years have been Suzy in Wait Until Dark, Miep Gies in The Diary of Anne Frank, Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird (TLT), and Alice in Flowers for Algernon (Scene One). Jamie is a Master Hair Stylist/Colorist who specializes in the art of Creative Color. She has her own studio salon conveniently located on the East Side of town. In her 'spare' time, Jamie enjoys being a dance mom, theater mom, choir mom and taxi service to her two children, Taylor and Hayden.

Megan Sappington
Megan was a professional actor and model in a former life, but is now owner of The Yoga Studio, 128 Dunklin. Megan has been seen in several local plays, including Women of Lockerbie, Wonder of the World, The Graduate, and Flowers for Algernon (Scene One). She is excited to be back onstage with TLT and working with Laura Vedenhaupt. In her spare time, Megan practices yoga, cooks delicious foodstuff, and chills with her 4 cats, Aniya, Cookie, Sammy Jo, and Mary Jo.

Barry Beach
Sir Willoughby Drake
Barry has appeared in many local productions with TLT, Scene One, Stained Glass Theatre, and Capital City Productions. He most recently appeared at CCP as Joe Foster in Becky's New Car and as Willie Lopez in Ghost: The Musical. Other favorite roles include Donner in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Manuel in Fawlty Towers (Scene One), and Vinnie Bavasi in Proposals (TLT). He has also appeared in TV spots for a few area businesses. Barry works as an eServices Technical Support Specialist at Scholastic in Jefferson City, and freelances as a Web Developer. He also enjoys writing and online gaming. He would like to thank his gorgeous and talented wife Paula, and their four beautiful and equally talented daughters, for supporting him in his love for acting.

Joe Schneider
Leslie Tate
Joe is proud to be back on a TLT stage. He wants to thank the cast and crew for a wonderful run on this show. He is working toward his dream of becoming a professional actor and loves his job working with special needs individuals. Some of his credits include: The Little Mermaid, Rent, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (TLT), Scotty in Evil Dead: The Musical, Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate, Stillman in Ordinary People (Scene One), Rock of Ages (CCP), and many others. Finally, Joe hopes that you enjoy the show as much as he enjoyed working on it!

Maggie Eggen
Rosemary Mortimore
Maggie studied English and Theatre at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. before beginning a career in the US Army. She went on to study Physical Therapy at Pensacola College in Pensacola, Fla. and now works as a Therapy Program Director. Maggie was first on stage at the tender age of three, singing with her father. She continued to develop her talents both on stage and behind the scenes throughout her childhood, teenage and early adult years. Her military and physical therapy careers had eclipsed her passion for theatre arts until her own two children began to show interest. Over the past 8 years she has remained behind the scenes, giving lessons and volunteering with her children's productions in various capacities. However, the role of Ursula in TLT's 2016 production of The Little Mermaid brought her back on stage and renewed her desire to trip the boards.

Stephen Zenishek
Mike Connolly
Stephen has always enjoyed theater but has had limited stage time due to college. Since earning his degree he has been keeping busy in recent performances of August: Osage County, Rock of Ages (CCP) and Evil Dead: The Musical (Scene One). This is his first TLT performance. Look ma! I made it out of the chorus!

Tom Kruckemeyer
Tom's role in It Runs in the Family marks his 20th appearance in Jefferson City theater since 1980. Some of his recent roles with TLT have been in Death of a Salesman, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Crucible. Therefore, Tom is hoping for a happy ending this time. Tom is currently the Chief Economist for The Missouri Budget Project.

Don Otto
Bill Lesley
Don has had the pleasure of being involved in many great productions throughout Central Missouri, and this is one of them.

Mary Jo LaCorte
Mary Jo began her theatre 'career' many years ago in a TLT musical as a dancer. Recent roles include Ida in Fools and The Stripper in The Graduate at Scene One. When not on stage, she enjoys sitting in the director's chair. Most recently she directed Wonder of the World at Scene One. In real life Mary Jo is the office manager at The Yoga Studio, where she teaches as well. In her spare time she enjoys painting, reading, and vegging out with her 4 cats - Sami Jo, Aniya, Megan, and Cookie.

Jessica Bax
Jessica was born in the small town of Chamois, MO to Fred and Diane Schollmeyer. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Missouri where she received her Bachelor's in elementary education and a minor in the arts with an emphasis in theater. She then moved to Jefferson City and taught at Auxvasse Elementary. She and her husband Michael were married in 2006. In 2009 she received her Master's in curriculum and instruction from Mizzou, and started teaching in the Jefferson City Public Schools. She is now in her eleventh year of teaching. She and Michael have six year old twins, Oliver and Cora.