Team PALiN...

Erica Vlahinos

The Candidate

Erica Vlahinos:   Writer, Creator, Producer, Sarah Palin

Erica Vlahinos is a promising new writer, performer and comedian thrilled to be bringing her second original work, Palin LIVE!, to NYC. A recent Musical Theatre graduate from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Erica was recently seen performing at The Town Hall in the 2014 Broadway's Rising Stars Concert. Regional credits include Queenie in Lippa's The Wild Party at the Aurora Fox, and Eve in Children of Eden and Percy in The Spitfire Grill, both at Timberlake Playhouse. Other credits include performing in the Kennedy Center Honors as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a NFAA YoungArts Finalist.

Courter Simmons

The American Public

Courter Simmons:   Actor, Supporting Characters

You probably remember Courter from his recent appearance as a Flying Dildo on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” or in his other life as cabaret drag-queen darling Cacophony Daniels. If not, you may have seen him in one of these other things: Broadway: Jersey Boys (Bob Crewe) National Tours: Jersey Boys (Joey, Frankie Valli u/s), Beauty and the Beast (LeFou), High School Musical. Off-Broadway: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; The Kid Who Would Be Pope (Ars Nova) Babes in Arms (Musicals Tonight). Favorite Regional: Jersey Boys Las Vegas, Chicago (Mary Sunshine) Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), A Chorus Line (Mike), Violet (Billy Dean/Virgil), Barnum (Tom Thumb). Television: The Mysteries of Laura, 2009 TONY Awards (“National Tour Frankie Valli”). Film: The Producers.
Twitter and Instagram: @CourterSimmons

Ben Cameron

The Campaign Manager

Ben Cameron:   Director

Ben Cameron is a sought after writer/director/teacher/performer and host in NYC. Ben has appeared on Broadway in Wicked (obc), Aida and Footloose (obc). He has toured in Sweet Charity, Footloose, Fame, The Who's Tommy, State Fair and more. Ben has served on the faculties of NYU's CAP21 studio and Wagner College and continues to teach master workshops around the globe. He is the creator/host of Broadway Sessions and serves as host of the long running Mostly Sondheim at The Duplex and is the host/MC for Onstage NY talent competitions. Ben has written directed solo shows for numerous Broadway and cabaret stars. Lookout for his upcoming web series My Broadway Bar and a zillion other things that he thinks you'll really enjoy. He likes most everyone and wants to be your pal. He REALLY likes Palin Live!

Kyle Branzel

The Running Mate

Kyle Branzel:   Michael Fienstein/Musical Director

Kyle Branzel is equal parts actor and musician. National Tour: Murder for Two (The Suspects), Henry and Mudge (Russ). Off Broadway: Piggy Nation! The Musical (Oliver Oxley). Regional: The History Boys (Scripps) at Palm Beach Dramaworks, Footloose (Willard) and Guys and Dolls (Benny) at Timber Lake Playhouse, …Charlie Brown (Schroeder) at Grandstreet Theatre. As M.D./Pianist: See What I Wanna See (Steppenwolf Garage Rep), Passing Strange (Bailiwick Chicago), The Fabulous Lipitones (Penguin Rep), A Chorus Line (Timber Lake Playhouse). B.F.A. from Chicago College of Performing Arts and proud Democrat!