JERRY'S GIRLS BIOS
Debbie Descutner has been performing with OSP for 23 years. Last season her roles included Grandma Addams in The Addams Family Musical, Queen Constantina in Cinderella, and Judith Davenport in the 1940's Radio Christmas Carol. She also helps sew costumes. Outside of OSP, Debbie is the director for Avella High School productions. She is also a member of St. Oscar Romero parish choir. She is very grateful to the director for casting her alongside her beloved and talented friends. Debbie would also like to thank her husband for supporting her love of theatre.
Deanna is thrilled to be starting her 6th season at OSP as part of Jerry's Girls. You may have seen her in past shows, most recently as the silly stepsister Grace in Cinderella. Deanna would like to thank Joe for this amazing opportunity. Deanna can't wait to have you in the audience as she does her very favorite thing in this world and that is sing!
Gianna has previously appeared as an ensemble member in Beauty and the Beast (2019) and It’s a Wonderful Life (2019), Sandrine in Almost Maine (2022), ensemble for Cinderella (2022), and Sally in The 1940s Radio Christmas Carol (2022). So glad to have the privilege of working with such talented ladies!
Ben has previously appeared as the Beast in Beauty and Beast (2019), George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life (2019), Jimmy in Almost Maine (2022), Prince Christopher in Cinderella (2022), and Charles “Cholly” Butts in 1940s Radio Christmas Hour. He would like to thank the director for not making him shave his beard, and his wife for writing this bio for him.
Autumn Donahue is a junior musical theatre major at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. Her favorite roles include being an ensemble swing in both Disney's Descendants and Pride and Prejudice at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Zeke/Lion in The Wizard of Oz at McGuffey High School and Pugsley Addams in the The Addams Family at OSP and Comtra. She would like to thank everybody involved with this show for the endless love and support throughout this whole production. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Jerry's Girls marks Joyce's 80th show, her 31st with OSP. It's always fun and a challenge to be part of a musical. Joyce is happy to have made the journey through this process with four such hard working "Girls". She'd like to thank Angelina, Ben, Joe, Cindy, Carol, Ruth Ann, Carlene, and the orchestra for all their support and dedication to the theater. Some of her favorite OSP roles include Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense I and II, Sister Amnesia in Nuncrackers, Amanda Wingfield in Glass Menagerie, Daria Chase in The Game's Afoot, Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey, and the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol. Joyce enjoys working with a number of local theater companies including Prime Stage, Little Lake, and South Park. Catch her in Deathtrap at Little Lake at the end of July.
Joe has directed several musicals over the last 20 years. Some favorites have been Always Patsy Cline, The World Goes Round, Side by Side by Sondheim, Cinderella and now add Jerry's Girls to that list. Performing on stage some favorites have been The Hollow, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Christmas Carol and Cemetery Club with Marilyn and Kathy. “Thanks” to Jerry Herman for providing some great songs for today's show.