Jorrit Ruijs (1980) studied classical ballet at The Royal Academy of Dance and graduated from the Amsterdamse Toneelschool. He interned at Toneelgroep Amsterdam and was contracted by Het Zuidelijk Toneel for two years.
He performed title roles in ‘Roberto Zucco’ and ‘Don Carlos’ and was casted for lead roles in musicals like ‘Ciske de Rat’ and ‘Hair’, the last directed by Marcus Azzini. Jorrit was part of the original cast in ‘Soldaat van Oranje, de musical’, where he took on the role of Bram Goudsmit.
Jorrit is no stranger to television either, over the years he appeared in shows such as; Kinderen geen bezwaar, Van God Los, Walhalla, Co-assistant, Flikken Maastricht, Spoorloos verdwenen, Boks, Ernstige delicten, Bon Bini Beach, Blauw-Blauw and Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden. He was a regular in Bloedverwanten, played a main character in Motief voor moord and most recently he was added to the cast of the late-night soap opera De Spa.
Nijinsky – gek van dans, directed by Peter de Baan and choreographed by Toer van Schayk, gave Jorrit the opportunity to combine his acting with his education in dance.
He continued to combine dance and play in the successful Het temmen van de Faun, a show at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival which he wrote himself and was directed by Titus Tiel Groenestege. Next to the Amsterdam Fringe Festival he also played at “Oerol Festival”, “De Parade” and was part of De laatste zomer at the open air theater in Amsterdam.
For Fantasten Jorrit performed in the movement theatre shows ‘Isolement’ and ‘Honger’.
Currently, Jorrit stars as Scar in Disney’s musical The Lion King. A role for which he was nominated for a Johnny Kraaykamp Musical Award in the best male lead character in a musical category.
Joel has always been active in the music industry. In his 20’s he was rated in pop charts for 3 songs and he was a finalist in the frist ever show of Idols Holland. Being a finalist he had the opportunity to work with some fo Hollands finest musicians. It was a few years later his acting carreer started to pick up. He did several national tours with stage musicals and during that period he joined a new boygroup called All-Music. After that adventure he was cast in the national tour of Hair en many more musicals followed after that.
TV started knocking on his door and he got cast in a new TV series called Start UP, after that he appeared for a season in cop show called Flikken Rotterdam.
Joel played in a soap series called Nieuwe Tijden and is the front man for the showband The Recipe and also has his own band called Performer Collective.
Michael de Roos studied at ITS DNA (Internationale Theatre School De Nieuw Amsterdam) and at the Koningstheaterakademie in Holland.
In 2010 Michael moved to the United States to study Meisner at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. He also studied dance at DNA (Dance New Amsterdam) in NYC.
During his stay in New York, he appeared in several plays and TV-series like “Phases”, “FrankenStein The Musical”, “The Skype Show or See You in August”, The Eshaton Cabaret and “The Little Prinsinn” and “PX This”.
In 2013 he returned to the Netherlands and got parts in “Spiderman Far from Home(Marvel)”, “SCARS”, “de Ludwigs”,”Commando’s”, “Willem van Oranje”, and is part of the actors ensemble at Studio Bock & Baas and TG MetdeBotteZijde. He has a recurring rol as Alex de Boer on the long running soap series “Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden” and plays a big supporting role as Detective Simon in Nickelodeon’s “Hunter Street”.
He is a presenter on FOX in Jack-tv’s “Brutale Apen” and for VVN in “Veilige Feitjes”.
Michael is currently filming GTST as well as rehearsing for the upcoming play “Waar Wubbe Woont” with TG-LOCALS.