Alumni – Where are they now?

DeLaney Westfall began her musical theater career at St. George Musical theater in 1999 when she was 8 years old. She was one of the orphans in the production of Annie. She continued performing with SGMT for several years in productions including Cheaper by the Dozen and Bye Bye Birdie. At BYU she was a member of the Young Ambassadors and also starred as Christine in the first ever University production of Phantom of the Opera. She received her BFA from BYU in Music Dance Theater. After performing at Tuacahn in 2013 she set off for New York City. Soon thereafter she was cast in the Kennedy Center pre-Broadway revival of Side Show in Washington DC. The show opened on Broadway a few months later and DeLaney was the understudy for the female leads. After the show closed in Winter 2015, she was cast as Cosette in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare’s production of Les Miserables.

Following that she began rehearsals for the North American First National Tour of Beautiful, the Carole King Musical where you could find her in the roles of Marilyn Wald and the understudy for Cynthia Weil. She returned to New York in 2017 and was soon cast as Lauren, the female lead in Kinky Boots on Broadway. After a 6 month run in Kinky Boots she immediately started rehearsals for the acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd, also in New York. She’ll play Joanna, the damsel in distress. If you’re in New York you can see DeLaney at the Barrow Street Theater through mid- August 2018. For more information on DeLaney go to: delaneywestfall.com


Shayla Osborn Beck performed with SGMT as a young girl in several productions, and notably in The Sound of Music, SGMT’s first production in-the-round. Shayla​ studied in the Music Dance Theater program at BYU, where she performed for three years as a Young Ambassador. After BYU, Shayla moved to New York City where she was cast as Ado Annie in the national tour of Oklahoma! She has also starred as Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton) in 9 to 5 at both the Merry-Go-Round and North Shore Regional Theatres in New York and Boston respectively. Additionally, Shayla has played roles such as Eve in Children of Eden, Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Frenchy in Grease, and Fantine in Les Miserables. Shayla has also performed in six summer productions at Tuacahn Amphitheater.

Most recently, Shayla toured in both the 1st and 2nd National Tours of the Broadway musical WICKED, performing in more than 700 shows as the understudy for Elphaba and Nessarose, and as a member of the ensemble. Shayla remains active in the arts as a voice teacher and vocal coach in Salt Lake City. She is married to her husband Mark. They have two boys–Truman and Beau.

 


Rhett Guter is an actor, singer, dancer and magician in New York City, but began his career in sunny St. George, Utah. After Graduating from Tuacahn High School and working with SGMT he studied at SUU where he earned degrees in theatre arts and dance. Over the last 15 years he has performed as an actor in some of most prestigious regional theaters, danced at the Chatelet Opera House in Paris, France, and sung at Carnegie Hall. Some of his favorite roles have been The Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher, Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, Riff in West Side Story, Tulsa in Gypsy, Bert in Mary Poppins, and Curly in Oklahoma!