Director Colleen Chipman
Producer Kathy Tom
Nikki Tom
Choreography April Ouellette
Costumes Terri Miles
Vocal Director Terry Sodergren
John Adams Peter Mandel
Abigail Adams Tami Piper
Benjamin Franklin Charles Krahenbuhl
Thomas Jefferson Michael Lund
Martha Jefferson Ariane Borgia
John Dickinson Paul Melville
John Hancock Jon Reed
Edward Rutledge James Chipman
Richard Henry Lee Bill Heiser
Charles Thomson Rob Christopher
Stephen Hopkins Larry Tom
Roger Livingston Will Kellett
Roger Sherman Bruce Boman
Thomas McKean John Brewer
Samuel Chase Manuel Silva
Dr. Lyman Hall Alan Chipman
Caesar Rodney Wayne Dewey
James Wilson Jason Cooper
George Read Randy Eves
Lewis Morris Ken Sherfy
Josiah Bartlett Rich Kaiser
Mr. Hewes Alissa Eves
Rev. Witherspoon Scott Borgia
Military Courier Antonio Silva
Mr. McNair Jonathan Bass
Leather Apron Jonathan Borgia
Leather Apron John Kellett

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence… if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.


“1776” puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

Above photos by Ryan Willis

Above photos by Elizabeth Mandel