PleasureDome New York Scene

Cast and Crew

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Lucy Lawless

Pleasuredome stars Lucy Lawless, the extraordinarily talented actress best known for playing Xena on the internationally successful television series “Xena Warrior Princess”. She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica” series and for her role as Lucretia on “Spartacus”. Lawless, who has a background in musical theatre, first appeared on Broadway in a production of "Grease" in 1997, playing “Betty Rizzo”. She continued to sing during the run of “Xena” in two musically-oriented episodes, "The Bitter Suite" and "Lyre, Lyre, Heart's On Fire". Most recently she was the lead in Michael Hurst's critically acclaimed production of "Chicago". 


Vince Harder

Vince Harder is an extremely talented performing artist, recording artist, producer and songwriter. In 2003, Harder was cast in his first ever musical as the lead role of “Simba” in Disney’s Australian stage production “The Lion King”, directed by Julie Taymor. Post Lion King Harder came 3rd in the first Australian TV version of The X Factor, Simon Cowell’s music talent show, beating over 100,000 people who originally auditioned for a place in the finals. Since then Vince has gone on to collaborate with artists and producers including P-Money, Stan Walker and Samantha Jade as well as returning to the musical theatre stage to star in “Sweet Chariot” and “Jersey Boys” and taking away 3 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards in 2016.  



Moses Mackay

Packing more into his 26 years than many manage in a lifetime, Moses Mackay is a humble musical phenomenon. Moses is part of Sole Mio, NZ’s opera phenomenon whose debut album spent an incredible 16 weeks at #1 and 8x Platinum status, with their second album x3 times platinum. As part of Sole Mio he has been awarded the Pacific Music Album Tui Award twice and Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Album Of The Year, Best Group and Highest selling NZ album, three years running. As well as making huge leaps within the operatic world, Moses has also acted in the American TV drama series Spartacus.

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Ashleigh Taylor

Ashleigh Taylor is a triple-threat performer from Sydney.  She graduated from the Brent Street Academy with a Diploma of Musical Theatre in 2013. Most recently Ashleigh featured in the heartbreaking Miss Saigon in the role of Ellen, as well as the explosive Australian premiere of Green Day’s American Idiot in the role of Heather. Previously she starred in Packemin Production’s Wicked in the role of Elphaba, earning her a Glug award nomination for “Most Outstanding Performance From a Newcomer.”  In 2015 Ashleigh joined the all-female group The Diamonds helping to bring down the house performing some of the biggest hits from the greatest divas of all time. She was also the lead vocalist of Sydney Showboat in Darling Harbour. Other appearances include the classic Disney musical Beauty and The Beast (Packemin Productions), where she played Silly Girl and understudied Belle. On screen Ashleigh has made guest appearances on Home and Away, Deadly Women and Underbelly: The Golden Mile.  Film credits include Final Move, Pandorian and Best Enemies.


Stephen Lovatt

Stephen is a graduate of Toi Whakaari, the New Zealand Drama School and is one of NZ’s most experienced and prolific stage and screen actors. Best known for his role on “Neighbours”, Stephen has also been cast in leading roles on “Ash vs Evil Dead” and “The Making of The Mob”. In 2016 Lovatt played “Jackie Elliot” in the ATC production of “Billy Elliot”.

James Luck

James Luck

James graduated from full-time dance training in Sydney, Australia in 2010. Since relocating to Auckland he has become a highly sought after performer and choreographer for high profile events and shows including “Chicago”, “Billy Elliot”, “Wicked” and “Dancing With The Stars”.

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Hannah Tasker-Poland

Hannah is a professional dancer and performance artist. Her most recent musical theatre roles include "Cabaret" and "Chicago" as part of The Auckland Theatre Company. 


Byron Coll

Byron Coll is a professional character actor working consistently in film, television and theatre since graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2007. His work includes roles in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake - his character 'Penguin' was written for him by Jane Campion after seeing his character work as a penguin from the award-winning play Heat by Linda Chanwai-Earle. Other credits include Warp Films multi award-winning featureShopping by Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston, which featured at such festivals as Sundance Film Festival and Berlinale Film Festival, Jack the Giant Slayer directed by Bryan Singer, Lippy Pictures’ television drama Tangiwai,Jean and Field Punishment No.1,Screentime's Bombshell and Gaylene Preston’s Home by Christmas featuring Martin Henderson. His solo work in DIVE a short film by Matthew Saville created prestigious accolades in New Zealand which has now become an Oscar® accredited film for 2016. 


Jadyn Burt

A recent graduate of both the Auckland Academy of Dance and the prestigious New Zealand School of Dance this is Jadyn's debut feature role in a musical

Shanelle Lenehan

Dance Captain 

Olivia Tennet


Heidi Chen


Jane Strickland


Rebekkah Schoonbeek-Berridge


Blaise Clotworthy


Leighton Rangi


Michael Hurst


Spartacus, Chicago, Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show

Joe LoDuca

Musical Director / Arrangement 

Disjointed (Netflix), Spartacus, Ash vs Evil Dead

Jason Smith

Assistant Musical Director

Ash v Evil Dead, 800 Words

Mary Jane O'Reilly


Limbs, In Flagrante 

Nick Bassett

Production Design

Avatar, Ash v Evil Dead, Spartacus

Jon Baxter

AV design

Rugby World Cup 2011 opening ceremony

David Eversfield

Lighting Design

Glastonbury, Telecom Christmas tree

Adrian Hailwood

Costume Design

Amadeus (Auckland Theatre Company)

Chloe Smith

General Management

Wanted 2, Spartacus

Romola Lang

General Manager

Giant Rugby Ball Paris


Marketing & Design 

Chasing Great, Short Poppies

Mark Beesley

Original Script

Westside, Power Rangers, Ash v Evil Dead

Charlie McDermott


The Basement Theatre, The Generation of Z

Rob Tapert

Executive Producer 

Spartacus, Evil Dead