More Cast Members Added to ‘Passions’ Virtual Reunion

Passions, McKenzie Westmore, Erick Martsolf, Liza Huber
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The ultimate soap opera reunion will be taking place on Tuesday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT, when more than two dozen cast members of NBC’s uber-popular daytime drama “Passions” reunite for an interactive Q&A to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts in memory of the show’s former executive producer, the late Lisa de Cazotte, who passed away in December after a brief illness.

Actors confirmed to take part in the virtual reunion include Eric Martsolf (ex-Ethan; Brady, “Days of our Lives”), Eva Tamargo (ex-Pilar), Rodney VanJohnson (ex-T.C.), Emily Harper (ex-Fancy), Jade Harlow (ex-Jessica), Brandi Burkhardt (ex-Siren), Amelia Marshall (ex-Liz), Chrystee Pharris (ex-Simone), Donn Swaby (ex-Chad), Erin Cardillo (ex-Esme), Liza Huber (ex-Gwen), Amy Castle (ex-Viki), and Adrian Bellani (ex-Miguel), who now goes by his legal name of Gerard Celasco. They join the previously announced Juliet Mills (ex-Tabitha), James Hyde (ex-Sam), Marianne Muellerleile (ex-Norma), Kim Ulrich (ex-Ivy), McKenzie Westmore (ex-Sheridan), Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa), Charles Divins (ex-Chad), Brook Kerr (ex-Whitney), Andrea Evans (ex-Rebecca), Silvana Arias (ex-Paloma), Heidi Murray (ex-Kay), Erin Cardillo (ex-Esme) and Phillip Jeanmarie (ex-Vincent/Valerie).

Best known for featuring a 300-year-old witch and Timmy (the late Josh Ryan Evans), the doll that came to life, the “Passions” cast reunion will include an interactive Q&A to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts in memory of the show’s former executive producer (de Cazotte). If able, no matter the amount, donations to the COVID-19 charity of your choice can be made in the memory of de Cazotte. A donation is not mandatory to participate.

The show’s former supervising producer Richard Schilling and producer Mary-Kelly Weir will host the highly anticipated event. Cherie Wall of Soap Opera Royalty is organizing. Wall was the show’s stage manager during its run.

To set yourself a reminder, make sure to subscribe to the Soap Opera Royalty YouTube channel by clicking here. The reunion will take place on Tuesday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT.

“Passions” ran on NBC from July 5, 1999 to September 7, 2007, and then moved to DirecTV from September 17, 2007 until August 7, 2008. The soap was created by the late James E. Reilly and told the story of good vs. evil and the loves and losses of four families, the Cranes, Bennetts, Russells and Lopez-Fitzgeralds in the fictional town of Harmony.