Cast Bios

Cast Bios

Sara Kapner (Gitl) Broadway/Natl Tour: Hollywood Arms, The Band’s Visit. Off Broadway: bare. Regional: The Who’s Tommy (Denver Center), Rags (Goodspeed), Into the Woods (MUNY), The Addams Family (MUNY), The Diary of Anne Frank (Delaware Theater Center). TV/Film: Smile, A Little Help, The Murder Pact, Twisted Sisters. Sara is a veteran voice actor and has lent her voice to commercials, animated series, video games, audiobooks among others. She is the co-owner of Voiceover Workshop NYC, an education studio dedicated to helping actors start a career in the voiceover sector. 


Jake Horowitz (Jake) is thrilled to be making his Theater J debut! Off-Broadway includes Dutch Masters (Partial Comfort), Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear (TFANA), Our Town (Barrow Street), and The Sensuality Party (The New Group). Regionally he played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at Dallas Theater Center and Aumerle in Richard II at The Old Globe San Diego. He can also be seen in The Vast of Night on Amazon Prime, as well as in Bones and All directed by Luca Guadagnino. Training: The Juilliard School. 


Eden Epstein (Mamie)– Broadway: Leopoldstadt (Tony, Best Play). Television: See (Apple TV+), Sweetbitter (Starz). Graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.  





Morgan Morse (Joe Peltner) is an actor, musician, and writer originally from Connecticut. Selected credits: Southern Comfort (The Public Theater), Once, Godspell, and Stand By Your Man (Ivoryton Playhouse), Once (Cape Playhouse), Bright Star (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre) and 

Ring of Fire everywhere from Houston to Vienna. The Porch on Windy Hill, a new play with music that he co-wrote and acted in, has been produced in Connecticut and Chicago and has 

upcoming productions this year. In addition to theatre, he also writes and performs original music, and makes comedy videos online ( for more info!).


Michael Perrie Jr. (Bernstein) is an Actor/Musician/Writer who’s work has been seen all across North America. National Tours: Million Dollar Quartet (2018), and BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story (2016 & 2017–18). Regional credits include; FALSETTOS (RepStage),The Last Match, A Comedy of Tenors, BUDDY (Florida Studio Theatre), The Nerd, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Full Monty (Maples Rep), BUDDY (FloridaRep, Maples Rep, John W. Engeman, TBTS), Million Dollar Quartet (ATI, MMT, Laguna Playhouse, BBBay), Matilda (Engeman Theatre), The Music Man, Beauty & The Beast, The Producers (TBTS), and more. BFA in Acting from Towson University. Upcoming: Beautiful at Olney Theatre Center. 


Dani Stoller (Mrs. Kavarsky and Others) recently made her Theater J debut in This Much I Know this past winter. DC: Which Way to the Stage, Ragtime (Signature Theater) My Body, No Choice (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Performer) As You Like It, Midsummer, District Merchants (Folger Theatre) The Joy That Carries You, The Humans, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Crucible (Olney Theatre Center) She has also performed at Studio Theatre, 1st Stage, Keegan Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. As a playwright her piece, The Joy That Carries You, co-written with Awa Sal Secka, was the winner of the Helen Hayes for Best New Play, and her play Just Great was recently published by Broadway Licensing. 


Katie Angell (Joey) is a young actress hailing from Fairfax, VA, who thrives in dance, ice-skating, and acting. She also finds inspiration in playing piano. With several roles in short films and a history in musical theater since age 4, she continues to pursue her passion for acting on stage and on set. Fluent in English and Russian, she’s now delving into Yiddish. Katie cherishes moments in Washington DC with her grandmother and adores spending time with her parents and sister. Hester Street is her first large production, and she is very excited and honored to be a part of it.


Jason Cohen (Rabbi/Instrumentalist/Others) has worked in theatre as an actor, writer, director, musical director, and multi-instrumentalist, frequently in more than one capacity on any given project. With his production company Emmett Productions (, he created, produced, and currently performs the theatrical concert Great Balls of Fire all around the country, in addition to developing other projects for theatre and film. National tour: Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis). Regional theater: many, as an actor and/or musical director. Writing: music and lyrics for The Doormen (New York Theater Festival Best Production, Best Score, BFA: NYU Tisch. Jason lives in Manhattan and hotel rooms across the country. or @ohyesjayco for more.


Lauren Jeanne Thomas (Rabbi’s Wife/Instrumentalist/Others) is an actor and multi-instrumentalist based in NYC. This is her first show with Theater J and she’s so grateful to work with such a talented team! Select credits: The Fiddler in The Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (Off-Bway, Drama Desk Best Revival), Reza in Once (Nat’l Tour), Goree All-Girl String Band (Off-Bway, NYMF). Lauren’s folk/country tribute band Americana Women will be touring the US this year ( Education: BFA Boston University and LAMDA. Love to Mert and big hugs to Kristin and Kevin for making her feel at home! @taurenlhomas


Alexandra Moore (Joey Understudy) is ecstatic to be making her professional stage debut! Started professional acting career at 3 years old, appearing in series of commercials including PBS Kids, Amazon Glow, STIHL, USDA Campaign, New York Energy,  Suncast, Breeo and DSPO PSA. Has also appeared in several short movies and children’s shows. In her free time enjoys playing viola, soccer, swimming, figure skating and snowboarding. Love and endless gratitude to mom, dad and big brother Chris, Talent Manager Nouveaux Mgmt and her acting coaches at The Prep. Instagram: @_.alexandra_moore._