Cast Bios

Avery Sims

Avery Sims has performed with The Ziegfeld Theater and Cache Theatre Company. Notable roles have been The Donkey in Shrek, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and Francis in Forever Plaid.


Brittany Andam was raised in Escondido, CA and is a singer, actress, model, aesthetician, wife and mother. She moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University and graduated with a music degree in Vocal Performance. Since graduation, she has continued to have a fruitful performing career. Brittany was a featured soloist at the Governor's Gala, The Stadium of Fire and even toured as a backup singer for Alex Boyé. In 2020, Brittany landed her first musical theater role as Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities at the Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, UT. She has continued to be cast in leading roles such as Armelia in Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the West Valley Center for the Arts and Lily Craven in The Secret Garden (HCT Sandy). Most recently, she was Atina in The Little Mermaid (HCT Sandy). She looks forward to expanding and seeing where this incredible career takes her. When she’s not performing, Brittany enjoys dancing, going on culinary excursions, catching up with friends and spending time with her husband and two children.

Conlon Bonner
Colehouse Walker Jr.

Conlon Bonner is thrilled to reprise the role of Colehouse in the Ragtime. he has been performing on various Utah stages for the past 12 years. Outside of performing he works as a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Consultant for various theaters, nonprofits and municipalities. Prior to his work in Inclusion, he worked as an instructor for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion for six years.

He has performed in a number of musicals including: Ragtime, Big River, The Little Mermaid, and Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat.  Conlon has always had a passion for the performing arts. Conlon Bonner received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Communication Studies. He obtained his master's degree from Southern Utah University in Professional Communications.

He currently sings with his family music group, The Bonner Family, sharing inspirational music with the world. 

He is happily married these 10 years to his beautiful wife, Rachel, and is the father of 6 wonderful children! His love for God and theater motivates him to give his best efforts on stage and in life.

Daysha Lassiter

Daysha has enjoyed the art of making sound since before she could talk. Born and raised in the South, she matriculated to Utah in the hopes of becoming a well-rounded artist while putting down grassroots in the west. She has enjoyed playing the roles of Nell (Ain’t Misbehavin-West Valley Arts), Wardrobe/Mrs. Potts (Beauty & the Beast-West Valley Arts), Ronette (Little Shop of Horrors-West Valley Arts), Ms. Scarlett (Clue-West Valley Arts) and over a decade worth of voice overs, background vocals and choir work. She is delighted to make my debut with Musical Theater West.

Issa McKnight

From Billings, Montana, Issa McKnight has a BFA in Musical Theater from Brigham Young University. Her favorite credits include Little Shop of Horrors at BYU, Cinderella at Sundance Summer Theater and Hello, Dolly! At Hale Center Theater. She performed on BYU Syncopation (formally Jazz Voices) for two years and with the BYU Young Ambassadors for two years. She also enjoys writing music which can be streamed on all platforms. She is grateful to her wonderful teachers, family, and friends for their endless support! Instagram: issa_mcknight

Website: issamcknight.com

Kile Allen

Kile is excited to be apart of this show. Kile has been in shows such as Hello Dolly, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Guys & Dolls, and Disney’s Tarzan with HCT; Joseph...Dreamcoat (Benjamin) with SGMT; Hairspray (Seaweed) with HVTC; Rumors (Glen Cooper), Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hatter), and The Tempest (Stephano) with DSU; Disney’s Tarzan (Acro Monkey/Ensemble), AIDA (Swing), and Big River (Slave) with Tuachan. Kile is from St. George, Utah, where he graduated from Dixie State University with a BS in Theatre.

Krispin Banks
Booker T. Washington

Krispin, one of 5 brothers, was raised by his mother, who is a member of the Gospel Recording group Quinn, in Dallas, Texas. Krispin found his voice both by singing in church and by performing R&B music through college. Krispin is a former collegiate and professional basketball player, who has played in various professional leagues in the US. Now retired, Krispin, and his family, moved to the Salt Lake Valley to pursue acting/music full-time once again. As an actor, he has appeared as a lead in The West Valley Performing Arts Center’s “Ain’t Misbehavin”. Now one member of the inspirational music group Kris&Kiirt, he is preparing to release his first Single “Witness” in May. 

Madelaine Lamah

Bio coming soon!

Nicholas Warren

Nicholas Warren is a talented performer hailing from the bustling city of New York. With a passion for theater, he first graced the stage in a memorable performance in the beloved musical, Ragtime. When he's not performing, Nicholas is an active member of the Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, where he uses his voice to spread joy and positivity through music.

Nicholas has a particular fondness for musicals and considers plays to be one of his biggest passions. In his opinion, one of the best musicals of all time is the catchy and heartwarming Shrek the Musical. #bringitbacktonetflix

Nneka Barcelona

Nneka Barcelona is excited to join the Music Theatre West Ragtime cast. This is one of her favorite musicals. Past roles include Crystal from Little Shop Of Horrors, Jarene from The Color Purple and Joanne from RENT.

Oba Bonner

Oba is appreciative of the chance to showcase his talents with Music Theatre West. Previously, he has taken part in productions at Hale Centre Theatre such as The Play That Goes Wrong in 2021 and Ragtime in 2013. Oba's musical abilities have also been displayed at the House of Blues in New Orleans, and he had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Utah Jazz season opener. When he's not performing, Oba spends his time working as a recording artist, songwriter, and music producer.

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