Meet the Company


Timothy Bryan Merkley

Timothy Bryan Merkley

Age: 25 (5/28)
How many productions have you been a part of?
31
What has been your favorite show?
Aida-the ability to really play around with such contrasting ensemble parts (slaves/soldiers) was delightful.
What has been your favorite role?
King Kreon from Antigone. It was so fun and different to immerse myself in a villainous role.
What is your dream role?
Jack Kelly- Newsies
What other talents do you possess?
Dancer/Choreographer. Juggling, Guitar, Piano. Can solve a Rubix Cube in 2 minutes!
What is your favorite part about working for Brigham’s Playhouse?
The people I work with are all so talented, loving, and supportive; while remaining professional and respectful.
Favorite quote from a show?
“Just be real, is all I’m asking. Not some painting in my head.” -Newsies


Taylor Ross Williams

Taylor Ross Williams

Age: 28 (8/5)
How many shows have you been in?
28
What has been your favorite show?
The Gondoliers. I’ve never been pushed so much to dance in a show and the challenge made it worth it. I also got to work with a great friend as my brother on stage and we were able to do a lot of improv to keep the show different and funny each night.
What has been your favorite role?
George from Sunday in the Park with George. It was a difficult experience to play a character based on a real person to start, then to have to play a completely different character in act two. It was the biggest challenge I’ve ever had as an actor and the most rewarding.
What is your dream role?
Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors
What other talents do you possess?
I have played piano for 21 years, I love to cook, and I love being a daddy.
What is your favorite part about working for Brigham’s Playhouse?
Being able to work with my wife on stage.
Favorite quote from a show?
“I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing, than a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing.”    -Title of Show


Megan Colleen Williams

Megan Colleen Williams

Age: 26 (10/11)
How many shows have you been in?
21
What has been your favorite show?
Aida. The set, costumes, everything was so elaborate, I was in the palace as one of Amneris’s friends and I got to wear a snake on my head, it was so much fun.
What has been your favorite role?
Gertrude McFuzz- I got to be nerdy on stage, and I got to have a long tail, what’s there not to love?
What is your dream role?
Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors
What other talents do you possess?
I’m a great mommy!
What is your favorite part about working for Brigham’s Playhouse?
I love the family dynamic, that we get to work with people who are like brothers, and sisters, and I get to work with my husband.
Favorite quote from a show?
“Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.” -Into the Woods


Tamera Marie Merkley

Tamera Marie Merkley

Age: 23 (7/23)
How many shows have you been in?
37
What has been your favorite show?
Into the Woods- The show is so intriguing.
What has been your favorite role?
The Baker’s Wife from Into the Woods
What is your dream role?
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
What other talents do you possess?
I have been a dancer for more than ten years, I’m a great cook.
What is your favorite part about working for Brigham’s Playhouse?
The tight-knit company of technicians and actors- The company feels like a family
Favorite quote from a show?
“We cannot know what will occur, just make the journey worth the taking. And pray we’re wiser than we were, in the beginning.” –Children of Eden


Dale Hoopes

Dale Hoopes

Age: 23 (12/1)
How many shows have you been in?
Over 40
What has been your favorite show?
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying- I got to play five different roles in the show and it was a blast! The whole cast had a blast with the show and the show itself is great.
What has been your favorite role?
A tie between Charlie Gordon from Flowers for Algernon and Charlie Brown from You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown It must be because they are both named Charlie? No, just kidding. Charlie Gordon was a very special character to get to know and to portray and Charlie Brown was just awesome!!
What is your dream role?
Leo Frank in Parade.
What other talents do you possess?
I can juggle while tap dancing and I am very adept at sleeping.
What is your favorite part about working for Brigham’s Playhouse?
I love the ability to create a work of art that is both inspirational and entertaining. The family friendly aspect of BPH is a rare and wonderful asset to any community.
Favorite quote from a show?
“Anything can happen if you let it.” -Mary Poppins


Beau Brewster

Beau Brewster

Age: 26 (6/7)
How many shows have you been in?
50 Productions
What has been your favorite show?
Martyrs’ Crossing- I directed this, I loved working with cast members who all came from different perspectives while working with a religious text about Joan of Arc, we also got to work with the playwright where she was able to give us feedback.
What has been your favorite role?
James from Children of a Lesser God- I love how human the character is for being a mystic character, with strengths and weaknesses, and being able to work with the deaf culture and learning asl for the first time.
What is your dream role?
Fabrizio-The Light in the Piazza
What other talents do you possess?
I love arts and crafts and scrapbooking, I’m a masculine scrapbooker! I’m the baby whisperer…
What is your favorite part about working for Brigham’s Playhouse?
I love the workshop atmosphere, the camaraderie, and the principles of honest and process.
Favorite quote from a show?
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Les Miserables.

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