American Night: Meet the Cast!

American Night: Meet the Cast!

American Night: Meet the Cast!

Milagro’s 32nd season is coming to a close with the wild odyssey through US history by the pen of Richard Montoya, a madcap romp titled American Night: the Ballad of Juan José!

The show features Ozzie González (Oedipus El Rey) in the title role, accompanied by an outstanding cast made up of Milagro favorites as well as newcomers. Read on to meet the cast, and get ready to laugh and think with this sharp-witted take on the land of the free, and get your tickets today!

ENRIQUE E. ANDRADE (Ensemble) originally from
Mexico City, is a graduate of the University of Oregon. Enrique has performed in numerous Milagro productions since 2008.   Enrique is also expanding his classical
Shakespearean repertoire with Portland Actors Ensemble in the role of Tubal/The
Prince of Aragon in the Merchant of Venice in 2013 and as
Mardian/Menecrates in Antony & Cleopatra in 2014.  He performed in Astor
Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires at the Aspen Festival of Music in 2005 and 2007 as well as with 3rd Angle
Music Ensemble, and in 2013 with the Lexington Philharmonic in Kentucky.  Enrique’s
Television credits include TNT’s Leverage season 4 as Professor Humberto
Garcia as well as NBC’s Grimm. Enrique is well known for being the
Spanish voice of the MAX, as well as
various TV/radio/internet commercials in both English and Spanish and also as a 
story teller at Portland Story Theater, and most recently as
Judge Hathorne in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible for Bag & Baggage in
Hillsboro.  
ORION BRADSHAW (Ensemble/Dance & Fight Captain) Orion is so elated to be spending his
3rd spring in a row with Milagro! He also appeared in Learn To Be Latina,
and Dance For A Dollar. He played Caucasian males in both those shows, but his character assignment
in this show will keep you guessing, so stay tuned! Orion is a locally-based
actor/ educator, as well as a proud company member of PDX’s Post5 Theatre (post5theatre.org). He
has performed with many companies in town, and is a teacher with PlayWrite,
Inc. (playwrighting), Maverick Mainstage (dance),
and the Northwest & Oregon Children’s Theaters (acting). Enjoy the show,
people of every background!

MICHELLE ESCOBAR (Ensemble) This is Michelle’s third show with Milagro after Guapa
(2013) and Learn to be Latina last spring. Michelle also directed this
season’s Posada Milagro last December. In 2012 she graduated from
Amherst College and is an avid practitioner of Karate-Do.

Joe Gibson (Ensemble) is
excited to be working with Milagro, Elizabeth, and this very talented cast. In
the past year Joe has kept busy touring his solo show with Portland Playhouse, working with the Red Door
Project on the August Wilson Monologue Competition, and of course acting. Some
of his past projects include, NBC’s Grimm,  Masque of the Red Death, Phaedra’s Love,
Macbeth
, and The Lion in Winter.

OSVALDO “OZZIE” GONZÁLEZ (Juan José) has been a performing artist since he
was in 10th grade.  His first role was
Ebenezer Scrooge in a high school production of A Christmas Carol in Los
Angeles and his love of performance has branched out into music and dance.  He was a Mariachi during his college years
and most recently performed as Creon in the five-time Drammy-award winning
production of Oedipus, El Rey.  He is a regular contributor to Portland
Story Theater’s Valentine’s Show and makes occasional appearances as guest vocalist at local open
mics.  When not on stage, Ozzie is
designing buildings and supporting the community through his work as President of the Jardin Portland Foundation,
Board member of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and “Sustainability Moment” speaker at the Oregon Association of Minority
Entrepreneurs.  After serving a four year
term as Miracle Theater Board Member, Ozzie
is thrilled to be back on the
Milagro stage.
ANTHONY GREEN (Ensemble) holds a BFA in Theatre Arts and a Master of Theatre
Studies in Production and Design from Southern Oregon University. Tony takes
pride in returning to the Milagro main stage for the fifth time. Most recently
he was seen here playing Shakespeare in last fall’s ¡O  Romeo! Other credits at Milagro include, How
The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, BoomCrackleFly
and the Drammy Award
winning Oedipus El Rey. This is also Tony’s fifth time working under the
direction of Elizabeth Huffman and he thanks her for her continued trust in
collaboration. Recent credits include his critically acclaimed role as Davison
in Northwest Classical Theatre Company’s Mary Stuart and as Enobarbus in
Anthony and Cleopatra with Portland Actors. Other Portland credits
include Albany in King Lear at NWCTC, Cardinal Pandolph in King John
Borachio
and Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing, the Duke in Two
Gentlemen of Verona
and Persuasion. 
HEATH HYUN HOUGHTON (Ensemble)
Previously seen at Milagro in ¡O Romeo!, he is proud to be making his second appearance with such a fantastic
company. A founding company member
with Anon It Moves (Hamlet) and Theatre Diaspora (The Dance and the
Railroad, Breaking the Silence
), he currently serves as program director
for Well Arts Institute (Fixed, The Unexpected Guest, Fierce Love).
Portland stage credits include Imago Theater (The Black Lizard), Oregon
Children’s Theater (The Stinky Cheese Man), Portland Shakespeare Project
(The Tamer Tamed), CoHo Productions (Enjoy, Maple and Vine).
Upcoming Broadway Rose (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
GARLAND LYONS (Ensemble) American Night marks Garland’s first appearance with Milagro and he is
proud to be sharing the stage with such a talented group.   He was last seen in CoHo/Many Hats
Collaboration hit production The Snowstorm.  Additional recent credits include Bradley in
Profile Theatre’s Buried Child, Tartuffe in Tartuffe with Post 5,
and The Judge in Romance for Theatre Vertigo (Supporting Actor Drammy
Award).  In addition, Garland has worked
locally with Portland Center Stage, Artist Repertory, defunkt, NW
Children’s Theatre, Lakewood, Stark Raving, Public Playhouse, Quintessence,
Portland Actor’s Ensemble, and NW Classical among others. Favorite roles include Ernie in Rumors,
Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Aaronow in Glengarry Glen
Ross
.  Film/TV credits include: Grimm,
Portlandia, Leverage, Emeril, The Falls, Vicious and Restless.
Garland holds degrees in Theatre and Psychology from the University of
Washington.  
LOUANNE MOLDOVAN (Ensemble) is delighted to be part of la familia de Milagro.  She is the co-founder and Artistic Director
of Cygnet
Productions, a 20-year-old literature-based theatre company, for whom she has directed dozens of stage
productions.  A longtime actor of film,
television, stage, and improvisation, she is also a freelance casting director for
feature films, commercials, music videos, and voiceovers, and is an accomplished playwright and screenwriter. She won the Oregon Book Award for Drama
for co-authoring a play about the Algonquin Round Table writers. As an acting
coach/teacher, she has worked with aspiring and professional talent and
in creative programs for psychiatric patients and paroled teen girls.  
SHELLEY B SHELLEY (Ensemble)
is humbled and excited by the opportunity to
take the stage at Milagro!  A veteran
stage and film actor, some of Shelley’s recent stage work includes Black
Nativity
(PassinArt), My Walk Has Never Been Average (August
Wilson’s Red Door Project), For Colored Girls (Portland Center
Stage/PassinArt), No Room of Her Own (Fertile Ground), and Slipped In
Between Things
(Well Arts Institute). 
Her film work includes Mama Earth, The Music Within, and Grimm.  She can be seen in commercials for Dr.
Pepper, Consumer Cellular, Courtesy Ford, and Legacy Health.  Shelley gives thanks to God for life, family
and talent. 

Don’t miss your chance to watch this amazing ensemble in the Portland premiere of American Night: the Ballad of Juan José, playing at Milagro April 30 – May 23, 2015!