CAST

Ramzi Khalaf

Ramzi Khalaf

Amir

Recent credits include Bob Cratchit in Warchus & Thorne’s Broadway adaptation of A Christmas Carol (Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco), Richard Dreyfuss in Bruce The Musical (Seattle Rep), Edmund in The Rat Trap (Mint Theatre). TV: Chef Rasmus Ray on “Blacklist.” Recent graduate of The Juilliard School's Drama Division.

RAJI AHSON

RAJI AHSAN

Understudy

TV: “Shameless,” “Dave,” “911 Lone Star,” “New Amsterdam,” “Minx.” Upcoming: Hulu's “Interior Chinatown” opposite Jimmy O. Yang. Additionally, Raji's Aremay Productions (w/Brooklyn Quarter) is producing “Dr. Sam,” a short with a cameo by Lucie Arnaz. Great gratitude to HAA, S&H/G & Mom. For Danny. @rajiahsan

DANISH FAROOQUI

DANISH FAROOQUI

Wali/Doctor

Broadway: The Kite Runner. TV: "Blacklist", "Power", "Twisted Timeline..."(Nickelodeon), "Fleischman...", “Up Here”(Hulu). 100+ Voiceovers: I Am Malala, Narwhal’s... (Penguin Randomhouse), Earth Defense Force (PS4), Little Vampire, Creadores de Soluciones, Clear Qur'an. "Akelay Sath Mein", “Discharge" in festivals. @danishfarooqui IMDb.me/DanishFarooqui. Reps: Buchwald, Take 3, People Store.

Shahzeb Zahid Hussain

SHAHZEB ZAHID HUSSAIN

Hassan/Sohrab

Shahzeb Zahid Hussain is a Pakistani American actor. He grew up in England and moved to the US at age 12. He is proud of his heritage and being a refugee himself, is thrilled to share this wonderful story with you tonight. Lastly, he’d like thank his mom Nargis Zahid.

SALAR NADER

SALAR NADER

Tabla Artist

Hailed as Afghanistan’s preeminent tabla virtuoso, Salar is a percussionist, composer, producer, and educator. A senior disciple of the legendary Zakir Hussain, he currently tours with NEA Jazz Master Stanley Clarke. Salar composed for and performed in six previous Kite Runner productions throughout North America. www.salarnader.com

Hassan Nazari-Robati

HASSAN NAZARI-ROBATI

Ali/Farid

Hassan Nazari-Robati is thrilled be a part of telling this amazing story. Tour: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere; National/International). Regional: Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, TUTS, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Palace Theatre, Prather Theatricals. TV/Film: “The Chosen.” Much love to my family, friends, and James.

HAYTHEM NOOR

HAYTHEM NOOR

Baba

Haythem Noor is a New Yorker from Cairo, Egypt. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the City University of New York, he has honed his craft studying the Meisner acting technique at Esper Studio under the tutelage of William Esper. A true embodiment of passion and dedication in his craft.

JAMES RANA

JAMES RANA

General Taheri

Broadway: The Band's Visit. Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector, Serendib, Marat/Sade, Shogun Macbeth, Mother Courage. National/International: The Band's Visit (1st National Tour), Love's Labor's Lost (Royal Shakespeare Co.), Macbeth (Bonn Biennial). Regional: Kennedy Center, Huntington Theatre, Denver Center, Shakespeare Theatre Co., Theatreworks Silicon Valley. Film: “Strays” (also wrote).

JONATHAN SHABOO

JONATHAN SHABOO

Rahim Khan/Dr. Schenider/
Omar Faisal

Jonathan Shaboo is proud to be part of The Kite Runner and share this humbling story. U.S. National Tour: Evil Dead: The Musical. Regional/International: The Band’s Visit, A Distinct Society (Writers Theatre), Layalina (Goodman Theatre), North American premiere of Julie: After Strindberg (Untold Wants), Greater Expectations (The Second City Toronto)

FAWAD SIDDIQUI

FAWAD SIDDIQUI

Understudy

Fawad Siddiqui is a veteran stage, screen and television actor (“Law & Order: SVU,” “Blue Bloods,” “FBI”). A Miami native, his parents were the city’s first Pakistani-American couple. A University of Miami alum, he trained at the Second City and iO Chicago, works extensively in improv theater, and directs @shortroundimprov.

KEVIN STEVENS

KEVIN STEVENS

Ensemble/Merchant/
Russian Soldier

Buffalo, NY native. National Tours: Rent 20th Anniversary (Mark u/s), An Officer and A Gentleman (Cohen). Off-Broadway: Big Bang Theory Parody (Leonard). TV: "American Horror Stories" (FX), "Unsolved Mysteries" (Netflix). Lead vocalist aboard AIDAcara. BFA from Fredonia State University. With gratitude. @keevsteev

Wiley Naman Strasser

WILEY NAMAN STRASSER

Assef

Wiley Naman Strasser is an actor, dancer, singer and musician. Recent credits include A Christmas Carol (National Tour), We Build Houses Here (Detour Dance), and Drowning in Cairo (Golden Thread). Other credits with The Civilians, Berkeley Rep, Magic Theatre, SF Playhouse, and The Los Angeles Theatre Center. wileynamanstrasser.com

AWESTA ZARIF

AWESTA ZARIF

Soraya

Awesta Zarif is beyond honored to make her national tour debut with The Kite Runner. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, she was primarily raised in San Diego and received her B.F.A. from Boston University's School of Theatre. She dedicates her performance to her parents, Hilay Kamyar Zarif and Faieq Zarif. Awestazarif.com. #letafghangirlslearn

JADE ZIANE

JADE ZIANE

Kamal/Zaman

Jade Ziane will be making his national tour debut with THE KITE RUNNER. Television: “FBI: Most Wanted.” Off Broadway: “Mint” in Remarkable Rooming House of Mme. LeMonde (Soho Rep), Queens Blvd (Lion Theatre). He’s eternally grateful to his family, friends and his beautiful fiancé, for their unconditional love and support.

SOPHIE ZMORROD

SOPHIE ZMORROD

Ensemble/Pomegranate Lady/ Andrews

Most recently originated the role of Béa in The Acting Company’s production of ODYSSEY, adapted and directed by Lisa Petersen. Select theatre: Sweeney Todd (Trinity Repertory Company), Marjana and the Forty Thieves (Target Margin Theater) and INVASION! (Ancram Center for the Arts). TV: “Gladiator: American Sports Story” (FX), “For Live” (ABC). Training: Brown/Trinity Rep. www.sophiezmorrod.com.