Resident Acting Company
Elizabeth Bunch has appeared in more than 80 productions at Alley Theatre including The Servant of Two Masters, Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Jersey Lily, Clue, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sense and Sensibility, Constellations, Grounded, The Humans, Twelfth Night, Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, Pygmalion, Describe the Night, Othello, The 39 Steps, Dracula, Other Desert Cities, Clybourne Park, August: Osage County, Our Town, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Doubt, Proof, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NYC and Regional- Playwrights Horizons, Guthrie, Denver Center, Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble, Keen Company, and The Flea.
Dylan Godwin is a Resident Acting Company Member and recently appeared in the Alley Theatre’s Little Comedies (Aplombov); Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Ralph Paton); The Servant of Two Masters (Silvio); Clue (Wadsworth); and Born with Teeth (Will). National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof. Born With Teeth (Guthrie Theatre); Miller, Mississippi (Dallas Theatre Center); Beauty and the Beast, 110 in the Shade, Reefer Madness, The Music Man, First Date, Bonnie and Clyde, Oliver, Sweet Potato Queens (Theatre Under the Stars); Life Could Be A Dream, AltarBoyz (Stages).
Shawn Hamilton is in his sixth season as a Resident Acting Company Member and recently appeared at the Alley Theatre in Little Comedies, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Servant of Two Masters, The Odyssey, Clue, Amerikin, Sweat, and 1984. He recently appeared in A Number by Caryl Churchill at Rec Room theatre and has performed at many regional theaters including the Guthrie, Yale Rep, Center Stage in Baltimore, and Penumbra Theatre Company. He is a graduate of HSPVA, Circle In The Square, The University of North Texas, and the Yale School of Drama.
Chris Hutchison is an 18-year member of the Resident Acting Company. Upwards of 100 credits across theatre, film, and television over a 30-year career that has taken him from Los Angeles to New York City to Houston and countless points between. BA Lafayette College, MFA University of Washington. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
Melissa Molano is a Resident Acting Company member. Previous Alley shows include Little Comedies, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Servant of Two Masters, A Christmas Carol, Clue, Sense and Sensibility, and 72 miles to go… Other previous roles include: Stages Theatre: The River Bride (Belmira), Luna Gale (Lourdes), I and You (Caroline), The Book of Maggie (Maggie); SHSU Musical Theatre and TPAP alumna. She is also a voice actor featured in various series and movies that stream on HiDive and Netflix. Instagram/ Twitter: @melissacmolano.
Melissa Pritchett is a Resident Acting Company Member recently appearing in the Alley Theatre’s Little Comedies, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Servant of Two Masters, Clue, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and Sense and Sensibility. She has done movement direction for several Alley productions: Clue, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sense and Sensibility, Doris Baizley’s A Christmas Carol, and The Winter’s Tale. She also choreographed several shows for Bayou City Concert Musicals including Promises, Promises; Bells are Ringing; and The Pajama Game.
David Rainey is in his 23rd season as a Resident Acting Company Member recently appearing in the Alley Theatre’s Little Comedies, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Servant of Two Masters, Clue, Sweat, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. He has also performed with The National Actors Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkeley Rep, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Hartford Stage, Dallas Theater Center, among others. He trained at Juilliard, receiving its highest honor, the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize. He also coaches acting year-round.
Christopher Salazar is a Resident Acting Company Member. Alley audiences may remember him from Little Comedies, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Servant of Two Masters, Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Jersey Lily, Clue, 72 miles to go…, and The Humans. Select credits include: Three seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the world premieres of The Copper Children, The Way the Mountain Moved, and Off the Rails; eleven productions at The Old Globe; and the award-winning Ameryka with Critical Mass Performance Group. TV: Robert Torres on “Jane, The Virgin.” MFA: Old Globe Theatre/ USD, BA: UNC-Chapel Hill.
Todd Waite is in his 23rd season as a Resident Acting Company Member. Recently seen in the Alley Theatre’s Little Comedies, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Jersey Lily, Clue, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and Sense and Sensibility. He has appeared in over 130 Alley productions including five appearances as Sherlock Holmes and eight in the one-man show The Santaland Diaries. He spent six seasons with the Shaw Theatre Festival and was the resident director for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ in Las Vegas. Mr. Waite received the Presidential Young Arts Award for Acting Teachers. Education: BFA (Acting), MFA (Directing).
Resident Acting Company Emeritus
James Black An actor and occasional director, he has been involved in over 100 productions. Recent appearances include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), All My Sons (Joe Keller), As You Like It (Jacques), Dracula (Van Helsing), Communicating Doors (Julian), Freud’s Last Session (Sigmund Freud), You Can’t Take It With You (Martin Vanderhof), The Hollow (Sir Henry Angkatell), Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club (Mr. Richards/ Mycroft Holmes), The Elephant Man(Man/Conductor/Snork), A Few Good Men (Capt. Matthew A. Markinson), Black Coffee (Hercule Poirot), Noises Off (Lloyd Dallas), The Seafarer (James “Sharky” Harkin), The Seagull (Trigorin), Dividing the Estate (Lewis Gordon), Pygmalion (Colonel Pickering), Amadeus (Count Orsini-Rosenberg), August: Osage County (Steve Heidebrecht), Peter Pan (Captain Hook/Mr. Darling), St. Nicholas, Boeing-Boeing (Bernard), Harvey (Elwood P. Dowd), Mrs. Mannerly (Jeffrey), and Our Town (Stage Manager) among others. He has also directed Good People, Clybourne Park, A Behanding in Spokane, Doubt, Death on the Nile, Glengarry Glen Ross, Deathtrap, Dial “M” for Murder, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Foreigner, Of Mice and Men, and As Bees in Honey Drown. His film and television credits include Olympia, The Man with the Perfect Swing, Houston: The Legend of Texas, Fire and Rain, Challenger, Night Game, and Killing in a Small Town. He received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor for Not About Nightingales and a BackStage West Garland Award for his appearance as Eddie Carbone in the Alley’s production of A View from the Bridge.
Paul Hope is a native Houstonian and a Resident Acting Company Member Emeritus, who has appeared on the Alley stages for 28 seasons in a wide range of roles, recently including Henry Hailsham-Brown in Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web; Rep. Howard “Judge” Smith, Cartha “Deke” DeLoach, Sen. Everett Dirksen, and Gov. Carl Sanders in All The Way; Harry Dangle in One Man, Two Guvnors; Sergeant “Froggy” Le Sueur in The Foreigner; Mr. Kirby in You Can’t Take it With You; Edward Raynor in Black Coffee; Crumpet in The Santaland Diaries; and Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came to Dinner; among many others. His musical theatre roles include Rohna in Grand Hotel and Col. Lockert in Dodsworth, both at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth; and Beauregard in Mame, Bienstock in Sugar and M. Renaud in La Cage all at Theater Under the Stars. He took over for John Lithgow as the narrator of Carnival of the Animals for Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet. He is the Artistic Director for Bayou City Concert Musicals, which has presented concert stagings of Follies, Falsettos; A Little Night Music; She Loves Me; 70 Girls 70; Assassins; Fiorello; The Secret Garden; Pal Joey; On the Town; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Finian’s Rainbow; One Touch of Venus; The Pajama Game; New Girl in Town; Bells are Ringing; and Promises, Promises. He recently directed Cabaret at Obsidian Theater.
Charles Krohnhas appeared in August: Osage County, Our Town, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Othello, Treasure Island, Subject to Fits, Much Ado About Nothing, Witness for the Prosecution, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Twelfth Night, among others. Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, an Alley collaboration with the University of Houston. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at The Desert Inn in Las Vegas. Locally, title role in Barrymorefor Theatre LaB. All Over, A Kind of Alaska, The Collection, A Delicate Balance, and A Man from Nebraska for Stages Repertory Theatre. Firs in The Cherry Orchard for Classical Theatre Company. Captain Shotover in Heartbreak House for Main Street Theatre. Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Claudius in Hamlet, and the title role in King Lear for Houston Shakespeare Festival. Over forty productions for Theatre Under the Stars, including Oliver!, Camelot, A Little Night Music, and Beauty and the Beast. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.