Meet Mackenzie Lesser-Roy

Mackenzie Lesser-Roy might be making her SpeakEasy debut, but she’s no stranger to Boston or this show. After leaving Boston Conservatory in her junior year to join the national tour of Once, Mackenzie performed the role of “Girl” at over 300 performances. We sat down with Mackenzie to talk about what makes Once so special, and how performing it at SpeakEasy is a whole new adventure.

Meet Nile Scott Hawver

Nile Scott Hawver is back at SpeakEasy for his third show on our stage, having previously played Will in Mothers and Sons and Monty in Violet (2016). But what SpeakEasy fans might not know is that over the past two or three seasons, much of SpeakEasy’s poster photography and show photography was shot by Nile. With talents both onstage and behind the camera, we sat down with Nile to see if there was anything he couldn’t do. Don’t miss Nile in Once, running Mar 1-Apr 7, 2019.

Once Photos

To download high resolution images, click the thumbnails below, then right-click and choose “Save Image As.” All photos by Maggie Hall Photography. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”100″ gal_title=”Once Production Photos”]

Who’s Who: Once Cast

JACOB BRANDT* (Andrej) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Caroline, or Change in 2006. Jacob is an actor, composer, and director in New York, and has worked in various capacities with New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Soho Rep, The Flea, and many …


Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! An exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin streetmusician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that reminds us of the importance of going for our dreams, and the power of music to connect us all.