For Sue’s boyfriend, Tommy Ross, I picked @damonjgillespie. Some of you may know him as Robbie Thorne from Rise (and fun fact he has been in a local production of Carrie before, but he was in the ensemble). I think he would be perfect for this role because his character on Rise is "the nice popular jock" and so is Tommy Ross, not only that but he has an amazing voice that is perfect for "Dreamer In Disguise". I loved his chemistry with Auli'i on Rise and I decided to cast them as a couple again, plus I think they sound amazing singing Tommy and Sue's love song "You Shine." #carriethemusical#broadwaydreamcast#damonjgillespie#tommyross
[repost with #renewrise and why you love @nbcrise ]
i love rise for many reasons. to start off, the cast are all amazing, kind, funny, inspiring and talented people. their chemistry on and off screen is so incredible and it makes me so happy :) and don't even get me started in their acting... everyone is so talented that i can feel their emotions through the screen. when a character is hurting, i can feel their pain. when a character is happy, it makes me smile like crazy. the writers and cast are also amazing for bringing these characters and their storylines to life. the show is so diverse and i can guarantee that everyone watching is able to relate to at least one character/storyline. another thing i love about rise is that it makes my week 100x better. i can get home from a long and tiring day of school, and knowing that it's riseday instantly brightens my mood. i hope rise gets renewed because it would allow the cast to continue portraying their groundbreaking characters and we'd get to experience even more important topics. thank you to everyone involved with rise for making the world a better place :)
let's try to get this hashtag trending!
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1 month ago767
#DamonJGillespie walking the red carpet at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day in Los Angeles!
Anybody else enjoying the show Rise as much as me?!?! I love it!! And I can’t help think every episode that #robbiethorne character is my little munchkin’s future. A football playing singer/dancer! Not to mention, played by #damonjgillespie who looks like he could be his older brother! I’m so glad he’s getting to grow up watching people that look like him on tv and film. What an awesome show! 🌟