The Music Man recently welcomed five young performers to River City, Iowa. Devin Miles Lugo, William Thomas Colin, Kennedy Pitney, Michael Cash, and Audrina Brudner are all making their Broadway debuts in the current revival of the Meredith Willson Golden Age classic. Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster lead the recently-extended musical at the Winter Garden Theatre. The musical is about a swindler, Harold Hill, who tries to scam a small town by forming a children's marching band, but ends up falling in love with Marian the town librarian, and the town itself.
We asked these newcomers what their favorite Broadway show is (besides The Music Man, of course), what marching band instrument they would choose, and what their favorite part of performing The Music Man is. Meet the new little Iowans below. We promise they aren't the troublemakers that Harold Hill insinuates they might be!
See the exclusive photos of these newest Iowans below.
Devin Miles Lugo
Hometown: East Meadow, NY
Favorite Broadway show: MJ the Musical
Marching band instrument: Trombone, because it is fun and bold like me.
Favorite part of performing The Music Man: "Seventy-Six Trombones" is my favorite section because of the energy, dancing, and vibe of this spectacular scene.
William Thomas Colin
Hometown: New Albany, Indiana
Favorite musical: MJ the Musical or Dear Evan Hansen
Marching band instrument: Clarinet or Saxophone
Favorite part of performing The Music Man: "Marian the Librarian" is my favorite part of the show. I love Hugh and Sutton's interactions together, as well as with the other cast members on the stage.
Kennedy Pitney (but everyone calls me KK)
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Favorite Broadway Show (besides The Music Man): Beetlejuice
Marching band instrument: The clarinet, because you don’t have to hold your arm up like you do when you play the flute!
Favorite part of performing The Music Man: Performing on stage with all of my best friends! Everyone in the cast is so talented and nice, and I love that we have secret hand shakes that we do before we go on stage. My favorite scenes to perform are "Shipoopi," and the dance trio I do with Hugh Jackman and Emily Hoder during "Seventy-Six Trombones!"
Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida
Favorite Broadway Show: Dear Evan Hansen
Marching band instrument: Trumpet
Favorite part of performing The Music Man: All the friendships I have made and watching the audiences' faces each night.
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Favorite Broadway show: My favorite show is Beetlejuice because it's funny and they interact with the audience.
Marching band instrument: If I were in a marching band, I would play the cymbals. Because they are loud and they are very shiny and pretty, and they make a great sound!
Favorite part of performing The Music Man: I love the library scene because we get to interact with Hugh and Sutton and it's very funny. I like watching what Hugh and Sutton are going to do because you just never know!