Producer Kathy Tom
Assistant Producer Nicole Hunter
Assistant Producer Tiffany Hoiberg
Director Colleen Blanchard
Vocal Director Terry Sodergren
Choreographer Christine Carrillo
(Members of the Continental Congress)
John Hancock – Michael Grimm
Charles Thomson – Chris Souza
New Hampshire
Dr. Josiah Bartlett – Gerry Blanchard
John Adams – Peter Mandel
Rhode Island
Stephen Hopkins – Larry Tom
Roger Sherman – Joyce Bedard
New York
Lewis Morris – Christine Carrillo
Robert Livingston – Ryan Brown
New Jersey
Rev. John Witherspoon – Marilyn Pifer
Abraham Clark – Oliver Volk
Benjamin Franklin – Jon Reed
John Dickinson – Travis Blanchard
James Wilson – Marty Cheek
Ceasar Rodney – Bob Brown
Colonel Thomas McKean – Mike Perry
George Read – Kristine McDonald
Samuel Chase – Michael Kaelin
Richard Henry Lee – Jason Eves
Thomas Jefferson – Michael Lund
North Carolina
Joseph Hewes – Lexie Mallette
(Oliver Volk)
South Carolina
Edward Rutledge – Daniel McDonald
Dr. Lyman Hall – Darren McDonald
Congressional Custodian
Andrew McNair – Jeff Swan
Military Courier – Gannon Janisch
(PJ Crocker)
Abigail Adams – Tami Piper
(Lexie Mallette)
Martha Jefferson – Sierra Shirley-Reuter

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.


Photos by Elizabeth Mandel