Abigail Gorsuch

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Abigail Gorsuch is a rehearsal pianist, orchestrator, and music director based in Philly. Currently studying Musical Theater Accompanying at Shenendoah Conservatory, Abby has had opportunities to be a rehearsal pianist for educational and regional theater as well as arranging and orchestrating for new works. She is eager to learn all there is to know about the world of music and musical theater, and thrilled to work and meet other people who feel the same way. She would like to thank her mentor and professor, Patrick S. Brady, for his constant effort in kindling her growth, Shenandoah University for its incredible opportunities, and her Mom, Dad, and sister Courtney for being the fiercest cheerleaders in the world.

Roles this Season

Keys in Sister Act
Samantha Landy

Sam is currently a theatre major and theatrical design minor with a focus on costume work at the University of Albany; in the past, she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan where she majored in technical theater. Through her theater experience, she has worked on shows in the positions of assistant costume designer, costume technician, and wardrobe crew; these shows include Taming of The Shrew, The Glass Menagerie, Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music. Sam has also worked as a production assistant for the costuming team on Phish’s 2024 New Year’s Eve show. Sam has lived in the Chatham area for the last few years and looks forward to working at Mac-Haydn for her first summer stock experience!

V Hope

V Hope is truly ecstatic to be working with the Mac-Haydn Theatre and this fantastic season for their first summer stock season. They are currently a senior at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, majoring in Theatre Design and Technology with a focus in Costumes and Projections and minor in Jewelry. Some of the recent shows they’ve worked on include Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Wardrobe Supervisor), Marisol (Assistant Costume Designer), Burial at Thebes (Wardrobe Supervisor/SFX Designer), and Come From Away National Tour (Carpenter). They can’t wait to continue working in the theatre and see where it takes them. Find them on Instagram @v._hope._ or check out their website https://vhopedesign.wixsite.com/vhope

COVID-19 Protocols for the 2024 Season
COVID-19 Protocols for the 2024 Season

After examining statewide, nationwide, and industry-wide policies, as well as recommendations from the CDC and local health departments, our vaccination and mask requirements for audience members and volunteers during were lifted as of the 2023 season, and will remain the same in 2024. Mask-wearing in the theatre will remain optional, based on your own comfort level. Full time staff and company members will still be required to be fully vaccinated.

All that being said, we do not know what the future will bring and if there were to be an extreme change in the course of the virus leading to worsening conditions, we reserve the right to reimplement vaccination and mask-wearing policies if necessary. However, if our policies on vaccinations or masks change and you are no longer able to attend, any tickets you purchase will be fully refunded.

With Gratitude,
The Mac-Haydn Theatre COVID-19 Compliance Team

Bernadette Davis

Bernadette graduated at the beginning of the industry shutdown from West Texas A&M University, but it didn’t stop her from doing what she loves to do. Bernadette has worked at Six Flags as a Stage Manager, The Lost Colony as a technician, CocoMelon on Tour as Asst. Carpenter, and Madagascar as Head Carpenter. Touring has been her favorite job so far because she likes to travel, see all the new places, meet new people and the different ways they work or problem solve. She loves being a jack of all trades. Bernadette is excited to help out the Mac-Haydn as a wardrobe supervisor and see where else her career will take her.

Corey Bacon’s Pizza

Serving a variety of thin crust, New York style pizzas, salads, appetizers and wings, Corey Bacon Pizza is the newest addition to Chatham’s diverse restaurant scene. The restaurant has earned rave reviews from Chatham residents and visitors, and is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite before or after a performance at the Mac-Haydn.

Hours:
Monday: 11am – 9pm
Tuesday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday: 11am – 9pm
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: Closed

15 Dardess Dr, Chatham, NY 12037
518-938-1100

RJ’s Restaurant

Owned and operated by José Reyes, RJ’s specializes in seafood, chops, pasta and steak, and has locations in both Pittsfield and Chatham. Reyes has run his own Long Island-based restaurants and catering companies since 2008. Previously, he learned all about five-star dining while working at the Scotto Brothers restaurant in Long Island. “Moving to this area was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life,” said Reyes. “People love the food. I want them to leave happy.”

Hours:
Sunday: Noon-10pm
Monday: 5 – 10pm
Tuesday: Noon-10pm
Wednesday: Noon-10pm
Thursday: 5 – 10pm
Friday: Noon-10pm
Saturday: Noon – 9pm

1 Church Street Chatham, NY 12037
1-518-392-6663
https://www.rjschatham.com/

Sunday Noon–10PM
Monday Dinner only 5pm-10pm
Tuesday Noon–10PM
Wednesday Noon–10PM
Thursday Noon–10PM
Friday Noon–10PM
Saturday Noon–9PM

109 FIRST STREET
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
413-464-8204
https://www.rjs109.com/

Mario’s Restaurant

Mario’s opened in 1964, built by Mario Soldato. Approaching sixty years, it is chef and family owned. Creating food and celebrating our connection to it results in a most satisfying experience. Join us for seasonal selected dishes, with emphasis on local ingredients. We will whip up a memorable dinner.

Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday Opens at 4pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

US-20, New Lebanon, NY 12125
518-794-9495
https://www.mariosrestaurantnl.com/

Camille Dietrich

Camille Dietrich is an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She has premiered as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the North New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Rockland Symphony, and performed solo recitals throughout NYC and the larger New York metropolitan area. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Forest Hills Stadium and broadcast on WQXR classical radio. Camille has expertise in a wide range of musical genres. She is particularly passionate about contemporary music and has performed alongside the world-renown Kronos Quartet and JACK Quartet. Recently Camille performed the world premiere of “The Final Veil ‘ at the Cell Theater and joined the Grammy Award winning 8-Bit Big Band at the 2023 MAGFest gaming festival. Camille’s playing has been featured in the British avant-garde publication The Wire, and Art Forum magazine.

Allie Seebode

Allie Seebode is a rising Junior B.F.A Musical Theater Major at Nazareth University & a native of Delmar, NY. She is excited to return to Mac-Haydn after being a part of the amazing 2023 season. She fell in love with theater at the age of nine when she was cast in their 2013 production of LES MISERABLES, and has continued performing ever since. Some of her favorite credits include: THE SOUND OF MUSIC: (Ensemble/Frau Schmidt u/s), FOOTLOOSE (Ensemble/Urleen u/s) Mac-Haydn Theatre; A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Helena), FOX SISTERS (Katie), ASSASSINS (Sara Jane Moore) Nazareth University. Allie would like to thank her parents, family, friends & everyone involved in this season at Mac-Haydn for all of their love & support. Enjoy the show! @allie_seebode

Roles this Season

Nun/Ensemble in Sister Act
Max Auerbacher

This is Max’s first year with the Mac-Hayden theater, though he’s had many years of experience in theater tech and design. Most recently, he was the stage manager for a production at Westchester Community College. He also built sets and worked on run crew for the theater program at the University of Rochester. In addition, he was the prop master for TOOP (the opposite of people) an alternative theater troupe at the University of Rochester. He has been working as a lighting technician for Silent G Productions at various locations around Westchester County. He is currently studying electrical engineering in Westchester, NY. Max likes taking things apart and putting things together, but mostly loves taking things apart.

Annie Watson

Annie Watson (they/them) is a recent graduate of Miami University (OH) with a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre with a Creative Writing Minor. Annie had previously been working as a costuming intern at Florida Studio Theatre for their 2022-2023 winter season and is thrilled to continue their costuming journey at The Mac-Haydn as a stitcher! Costume construction credits include She Kills Monsters (MU), Head Over Heels (MU), Charlotte’s Web (FST), Something Rotten! (FST) Babel (FST), Network (FST), and the world premiere of Visit Joe Whitefeather (and bring the family!) (FST). Costume design credits include The Last Acorn and Other Winning Plays by Young Playwrights (FST). They would like to thank their family for their unconditional love and unwavering support.

Alessandra Alcala

Alessandra Alcala is a Southern California native and very excited to be on this side of the country for the Mac-Haydn’s 2023 Season! Most recently she served as the Music Assistant/Keyboard Sub for Center Theatre Group’s revival of “The Secret Garden” at LA’s Ahmanson Theatre. Other credits: Great American Melodrama (Resident MD/Composer/Arranger), SLO REP (MD: Xanadu, The Marvelous Wonderettes), Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Asst. MD: The Secret Garden, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, MD: Chicago). She is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Music, and studied Choral Music/Conducting through the Delaware Choral Symposium in Provence, France. When not behind the keyboard, you can catch her playing this weird instrument called the fife – select performances include: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Universal Studios, and Disneyland. Alessandra is a member of Maestra Music and the American Federation of Musicians. @alessandra.alcala

Creative Roles this Season

Asst. Music Director - 42nd Street
Asst. Music Director - Footloose
Asst. Music Director - The Sound of Music
Asst. Music Director - Godspell
Asst. Music Director - Jersey Boys
Sean Andrews

Sean Andrews, a New York based music director and pianist, is thrilled to be working with Mac-Haydn Theatre! Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Sean was one of the directors of an award winning youth theater as well as an in-demand music director/keyboardist and instructor in the St. Louis area. In New York City, Sean has worked in a variety of cabaret clubs, rehearsal halls, audition rooms, and educational institutions throughout Manhattan, Astoria, and the Bronx. He is a proud member of the music team of Broadway Artists Alliance and has worked with numerous casting directors, agents, and Broadway veterans through that program. As an avid traveler, Sean was fortunate to be the onboard music director/conductor for Royal Caribbean, working on productions such as We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia!, and Hairspray.

Pay What You Can
Pay What You Can

From its inception in 1969, the Mac-Haydn has made accessibility to the arts a core focus of our mission. We believe that equity and inclusion start with access. With our highest ticket price at $45.00, we set the cost barrier lower than any other professional musical theater producer in the region.

However, we want to do more to provide access to the experience of live theater, which is why we’re bringing back the PAY WHAT YOU CAN initiative this season! For one night per show, ticket prices don’t exist – you decide what to contribute to attend the performance.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN performances will take place on the following dates.

West Side Story: Sunday, June 16 at 7pm

Sister Act: Sunday, June 30 at 7pm

Rent: Sunday, July 21 at 7pm

All Shook Up: Sunday, August 4 at 7pm

Something Rotten: Sunday, August 20 at 7pm

The PAY WHAT YOU CAN performance for The Fantasticks will be Friday, September 6 at 7pm.

To buy a ticket to a Pay What You Can performance, call the Box Office at 518-392-9292 or email us at boxoffice@machaydntheatre.org. Please note, there are limited Pay What You Can seats available and reservations are first come, first served.

If you would like to contribute to the continuation of the PAY WHAT YOU CAN initiative click here to subsidize a ticket for someone else.

Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

Box Office: 518-392-9292


Ryan Lepage

Ryan Lepage is a trumpet player from Rollinsford, New Hampshire, where he has been performing for musical theater shows since he was a sophomore in high school. recently living in Maine for 4 years, Ryan completed a BA in trumpet performance with a concentration in jazz studies, graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 2019. Shortly after graduating, Ryan joined the national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and continues to work as a touring musician. Usually spending his summers performing for shows in Brunswick, Maine at Maine State Music Theater, he is so very excited to be joining Mac Haydn for the first time ever for “The Full Monty”, and hopes you enjoy the show!

Mason Hutchinson

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Mason is in 8th grade and attends Chatham Middle School. He is excited about the opportunity to act in his first production at MacHayden. Some of Mason’s acting credits include , the production of The Nerd (Thor) at The Theatre Barn, the film When We Grow Up (Milo), and a variety of school and community productions. His favorite productions being The Music Man (Winthrop) and The Lion King (Simba). Mason credits Edgar Acevedo and the Columbia County Youth Theatre program for helping to hone his acting skills and instill within him a love of theatre. When Mason is not on stage, he is busy taking dance classes, piano lessons, and playing goalkeeper for his soccer team.

Roles this Season

Nathan (Select Performances) in The Full Monty (Debut)
Beth Kirkpatrick

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Beth Kirkpatrick is honored to tell this story with this incredible team. Broadway/NYC: Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary, Zandra in Jerry Springer: the Opera (New Group), Plain and Fancy (York). Tours: Mrs. Gloop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dolly Levi u/s in Hello,Dolly!, Madame Thenardier u/s in Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (Asia). Regional: Madame in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill, LaJolla, Cast Recording), Nettie Fowler in Carousel (Riverside), Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Shawntel/Eve in Jerry Springer: the Opera (New Stage), Mrs. Lovett u/s in Sweeney Todd (Geva), 6 productions of The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess – MSMT, Sister Sophia – MUNY, Sister Berthe – Fulton/Maltz Jupiter, Frau Schmidt – Fulton), Sweeney Todd (MUNY), Yeston’s Phantom (Fulton), The Music Man (MSMT), Sister Act (MSMT). @BethKirkp Love and thanks to family, friends, and DGRW!

Roles this Season

Diana in Next to Normal (Debut)
Claire Mezzetta

Claire comes from Southern California! She resides in Phoenix, rather her home does! Claire has been on tour for the past couple of years with Cocomelon Live: JJ’s Journey ! and Hits!: The Musical! as Wardrobe Supervisor. She loves being on the road! She first fell in love with live theatre when her family went to go see the 1st American Tour of Beauty and The Beast in L.A. She knew she always wanted to work in Entertainment and didnt care how! Now here she is with a B.A. degree from UCI’s Claire Trevor School of Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Costume Design. Claire loves everything in the costume world! She would like to thank her Family and Friends back home and all over the states, for all the love and support through her career.

Creative Roles this Season

Costume Designer - Jersey Boys
Michael Axtell

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

An actor, singer, pianist and music director, Michael David Axtell is a multi-faceted performing artist. A former member of the Grammy award winning ensemble, Chanticleer, Michael appears on four of their live concert recordings and two of their studio albums. He is an accomplished voice actor with well over 100 audiobooks, several podcasts and at least 100 articles for Apple News+ to his name. In live performance, Michael narrated Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with the Enigma Ensemble in San Francisco, Aaron Jay Kernis’ Seasons of Italian Futurist Cuisine at the Mannes Sounds Festival and Michael Grossman’s Work in Progress at the James Joyce Society. Favorite stage roles include Henry VI in Henry VI Part 3, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Sammy “Mammy” Wurlitzer in Happy End, Mr. Ford in Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor and Martin in Candide. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Lawrence University and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the New School College of Performing Arts in New York City.

Roles this Season

Fred Graham (Petruchio) in Kiss Me, Kate (Debut)
Janet Dickinson

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

JANET DICKINSONn is thrilled to be working for her first time at the Mac-Haydn Theatre! Broadway: Anastasia the Musical (Lily, Dowager u/s); Bullets Over Broadway (Helen Sinclair u/s); How The Grinch Stolen Christmas; Happiness at Lincoln Center. Chasing Rainbows (Kay) World premier/Flat Rock Playhouse. Little Dancer (Mary Cassatt) World premier/ Kennedy Center. Tours: Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot; 9 to 5 The Musical. Off-Broadway: Fat Camp; Forbidden Broadway’s Rude Awakening. TV: HBO’s High Maintenance. Janet is originally from Bemidji, MN. Next up: Clue at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Btw…Something funny is happening on Instagram @Anticstasia.

Roles this Season

Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown (Debut)
McKinley Foster

McKinley Foster is excited to be playing guitar for “Next to Normal” for his first production at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. While typically on the road as the guitar/mandolin chair for the National Tour of “Fiddler on the Roof,” he has performed in regional theatres across the country in states such as Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. As a composer, his work has been featured in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival with “Oz.org,” and was selected to be featured in “The Isolation Project,” with Alynn Rinah Parola’s “Untitled.” Other recent projects include scoring “The Mount,” a film in collaboration with the dance collective “BODYSONNET,” “Piece of the Pandemic,” an online choose-your-own-adventure story on YouTube. Under the name “Core Memory,” he writes original instrumental beat-based music, available on all streaming services.

Katy Faracy

Combining a passion for musical theater, performance, and teaching, woodwind specialist Katy Faracy has appeared with the Grammy-nominated Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra, acclaimed contemporary music ensemble Present Music, and Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. Now based in New York City Katy has spent her time studying saxophone, clarinet, flute, and bassoon. Katy has enjoyed performing numerous shows with local theaters throughout NYC and Northern New Jersey. Katy holds a Bachelor’s degree in woodwind doubling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and recently completed her Master’s degree in woodwind doubling from Montclair State University. In addition to being a theater musician Katy maintains a full private music studio. Katy was also a member of the orchestra for the most recent national Broadway tour of Chicago the Musical.

Alex Atchley

Alex Atchley is a freelance drummer, percussionist and timpanist based in Albany, NY. Alex enjoyed a successful freelance career in Chicago before relocating to the Albany, NY area in 2016. Trained as a classical percussionist, he is equally at home behind the drum set. In the musical theater world Alex has performed with the National Tour of “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations”, The American Theater Company in Chicago and regularly appears with Playhouse Stage Co. and Park Playhouse productions in Cohoes and Albany. As an orchestral percussionist Alex was a member of Illinois’ third largest symphony orchestra, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Elgin Symphony as well as numerous regional symphonies throughout Indiana and Western Michigan. In NY he has performed and recorded with the Grammy-award winning Albany Symphony, Albany Pro Musica and the Glens Falls Symphony.

Lydia Paulos

Lydia Paulos (she/her) is a New York based cellist. She plays regularly for theater productions and cabarets: her credits include Alice By Heart at MCC Theater, the American In Paris national tour, Baby at Out of the Box Theatrics, and various shows at The Green Room 42 and 54 Below. She often collaborates with composers for new shows, and is a contributor on several recordings. She can be heard on Blake Allen’s “An Evening With: Series 1,” Margo Ross’s “Prairie Life,” Pom Pom Squad’s “Death of a Cheerleader,” as well as numerous other releases from young artists. Instagram: @paulosy15

Andrea Vercoe

Andrea Vercoe, violinist and violist, has been performing for over thirty years in symphonies, chamber ensembles, and theater. Since graduating from Oberlin Conservatory, Ms. Vercoe has appeared on stage in Germany, Austria, Canada, France, Russia, and New Zealand. Venues include Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, the Czech Embassy, the French Embassy, the National Shrine, the National Cathedral, the Atlas Theater, Olney Theatre, Signature Theatre, and Ford’s Theatre. An avid world traveler and linguist, Ms. Vercoe received an M.A. in Ethnomusicology in 2017 and has performed in Middle Eastern, Persian, tango and flamenco ensembles. She is a member of the National Arab Orchestra, performing with them in Saudi Arabia in 2019. Ms. Vercoe currently teaches privately at the Landon School and directs the World Music Ensemble at Towson University.

Andy Sharkey

Andy Sharkey LOVES playing low brass instruments! Bass and Tenor Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba. Some of his favorite projects have been premieres of symphonic score reductions with Mahler Chamber Project and Ensemble 212, his Carnegie Hall debut on Verdi’s Requiem Mass, and consistent standing ovations for After Midnight on the Norwegian Escape cruise ship. Recently, he helped premiere the world’s first full transcription of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, with the Indiana Wind Symphony. He remains an in-demand symphonic freelancer, performing throughout Indiana with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Anderson Symphony and the Lafayette Symphony. He’s an active arranger and orchestrator, as well as blog author for bandtuning.com Catch him this fall as trombonist in the North American Tour of CHICAGO, The Musical.

Miles Yokom

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Miles is so excited to be on the Mac Haydn stage this season! Previous credits include Seussical at Quisisana, On the Town with Capital City Theatre, A Christmas Carol with Timber Mill Theatre, and ensemble in the workshop of the new musical, “Wildheart” back in 2019. Miles studied Musical Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he performed in shows such as Macbeth, Jacques Brel, and Spamalot! Currently based in Austin TX, Miles enjoys spending his free time out on the water kayaking, or exploring the city’s amazing food scene and fun night life. He hopes you enjoy the show, and continue to support all kinds of theatre everywhere! milesyokom.com

Roles this Season

Sparky in Forever Plaid(Debut)
Tezz Yancey

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

A vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Musician, Arranger, Producer, Writer and Director, Tezz studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Broadway, touring and screen credits include The Full Monty, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, A Chorus line, After Midnight, Priscilla Queen of the desert, A Christmas Story, Five Guys named moe, Dames at Sea, Weird Romance, VEGAS the show, DoubleTyme (Savion Glover/Gregory Hines), Mere et fille (Disney Film), DICE (Showtime), Victor Crowley (Hatchet franchise-Film), Soul Desire (Original musical Vegas headlining act)

Roles this Season

Noah "Horse" T. Simmons in The Full Monty
Danny/Zeus in Xanadu
Lucy Rhoades

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Lucy is overjoyed to be joining the incredible team here at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. Lucy is a New York based actor whose work has been seen on NYC stages and regional venues across the country, in addition to TV, music video and commercial work. Recent credits include Grease (The Cape Playhouse), A Charlie Brown Christmas (The Palladium Times Square), Salem (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals), The Producers, Bye Bye Birdie (The Palace Theatre), Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever (Interlakes Theatre), and Guys and Dolls (The Monomoy Theatre). So much love and thanks to the fam and The Hartt School. To keep up with Lucy, follow her social media! Instagram: @lucyrhoades, TikTok: @lucyrhoades_ , Website: LucyRhoades.com

Roles this Season

Lois Lane (Bianca) in Kiss Me, Kate
Ensemble in The Full Monty
Kira (Clio) in Xanadu
Dean Marino

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Dean Marino is a New York based professional actor and educator. Some of Dean’s performance credits include: “The Spongebob Musical” (Patrick Star), “Love and Information” (Various Roles), “Mary Poppins” (Robertson Ay), and “All Shook Up” (Sheriff Earl). He also had the opportunity to travel with Disney Cruise Line as a performer in Rapunzel’s Royal Table. As an educator, Dean has directed at the NCTC Performing Arts Company and at the URJ Eisner Camp. His educational experiences have expanded to other countries, and he taught English to students in Italy and virtually taught to students in China. In May, Dean completed his Master’s program at NYU Steinhardt for Educational Theatre and English education. He is a proud alumni of the program.

Roles this Season

Dave in The Full Monty(Debut)
Ethan Grant Wong

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Ethan Grant Wong is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut in one of his dream roles! Ethan was born and raised in Hong Kong, but he also has roots in Australia. He moved to NYC to pursue a BFA in musical theatre at Marymount Manhattan College. Fun fact, before he decided he wanted to spend his life dancing on stage, Ethan’s dream was to be a marine biologist. NYC credits: Birds and Bats (Bruce Wayne and others). Regional: Kinky Boots (Angel). Other credits: Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick; Good News!; Beautiful Noises; Oh, What A Lovely War!; On The Town; Pippin (Manson Trio); Young Frankenstein. Ethan would like to thank his friends, family, and professors for all their love and support, and the entire Mac-Haydn team for this incredible opportunity. Instagram: @ethangrantwong

Roles this Season

Mark Anthony in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Troy Wheeler

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Troy, born and raised in Massachusetts, is a recent graduate from Shenandoah University with their BFA in Musical Theatre. Performing since the age of 11, Troy finds all of their passion for the arts through dance. Growing up around Boston, there were plenty of opportunities for Troy to discover their love for dance/theatre. But it wasn’t until the sixth grade when they started kicking their face; although they did give some stelar performances to Lady Gaga in their kitchen from the ages of 8-11. Some of Troy’s favorite credits include A CHORUS LINE (Greg), HAIR (Margaret Mead/Tribe), INTO THE WOODS (Jack), and at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre…GREASE (Eugene/Radio Singer). Troy is extremely excited and grateful for the chance to perform three wonderful shows at the Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer and wants to thank their family and friends for their continued love and support. Happy Pride, and much much love.

Roles this Season

Cut Dancer, U/S: Greg/Bobby in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Denizen/Cop/Executive in Urinetown
Flynt (Gremio) in Kiss Me, Kate
Isabella Vargas

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Isabella was born to a family of musicians and has been surrounded by music and the arts all her life. When she moved to Miami at the age of eight, Isabella discovered her passion for performing, and started singing and performing in showcases such as the At&t Young Stars Showcase. She also had the privilege to sing the National Anthem at The Marlins Baseball Stadium in Miami FL. Isabella’s journey with dance and acting came soon after, joining competitive dance with the Adrenaline Dance Company. Isabella’s past credits include Anita (West Side Story), Eponine (Les Miserables), Jenna (Waitress), and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She is currently in her last semester at the American Musical And Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and is looking forward to what the future holds.

Roles this Season

Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Harrison Smith

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Harrison Smith is thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre for their 2022 Season! He is a BFA Musical Theatre major at Montclair State University. His favorite credits include: Zach in A Chorus Line, Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown, and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Aside from his studies in theatre, Harrison is completing a second degree in Linguistics with a concentration in American Sign Language to English interpreting. He hopes to work towards accessibility in the arts throughout his professional career. Harrison also cherishes his membership in his university’s flagship choir – Montclair State’s University Singers – and has served as choreographer for many premiere performances of new choir masterworks, including Considering Matthew Shepard and Circlesong. Follow him on Instagram @harrisonashersmith

Roles this Season

Gregory Gardner in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Mr. McQueen in Urinetown
Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate
Zoe Schneider-Smith

 

Zoe is thrilled to be back dancing on the Mac-Haydn stage, a home away from home! Select credits: Rita in Waiting in the Wings (Off-Broadway), Prissy Von Missy in KC @ Bat (Theatre Row), Sophie (Mama Mia), Ado Annie (Oklahoma), Gloria and Alex U/S (Flashdance), Charlotte U/S (R&H Cinderella National Tour), Five different roles in four separate productions of A Chorus Line including the Japan Tour and playing Sheila on this very stage. After this you can catch her at The REV in Newsies as the Katherine U/S. As always much thanks to the people who keep her sane; Mom, Dad, Jason, Nathan and Flora. Special skills are very limited to, licking her elbow. @ladyz40

Roles this Season

Velma in West Side Story
Amanda Rodriguez

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Amanda Rodriguez is a trained triple threat with 7 years of experience. She was in the ensemble of “Hairspray” in 2018 and “Hair” in 2017 at The Conservatory of Puerto Rico directed by Marcelino Alcalá. Amanda is currently in her second year studying Musical Theater at the American Musical of Dramatic Arts Conservatory in New York City While still studying at AMDA, she is taking some improv acting/dancing classes online. She also has 14 years of jazz and ballet training. Amanda has always been fond of her country, Puerto Rico. While she’s learning, she is also taking notes on the things she could bring back to PR and teach the kids back there. This has really helped her learn more about the career and her journey. By learning and taking notes, Amanda is always ready to show and perform what she has learned. Her concentration and teamwork skills she has been working on are one of the things she wants to show the world of entertainment.

Roles this Season

Tricia, U/S: Diana/Val/Maggie in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Jessie J. Potter

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jessie J. Potter is thrilled to make her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut this summer as Judy Turner in A Chorus Line, and as an ensemble member in Urinetown and Kiss Me Kate! A recent recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Jessie attends Marymount Manhattan College where she is earning a B.F.A in Musical Theater, with a minor in Communications. She played “Flo” in Marymount’s production of Good News, “Jacey” in Play It Forward, and was part of the Manson Trio in Pippin. Her previous professional theater work has been touring with KIDS From Wisconsin as a featured Singer/Dancer. Favorite previous roles include “Velma Kelly” in Chicago and “Elle Woods” in Legally Blonde. Jessie is also an accomplished gymnast, and plays piano and guitar. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, and the Mac-Haydn Theatre family for this amazing opportunity!

Roles this Season

Judy Turner in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Soupy Sue in Urinetown
Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate
Jared Martin

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jared Martin (He/Him) is beyond excited to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this summer. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Jared is an Equity Membership Candidate who has worked professionally with the Hope Summer Rep Theatre company in Holland, MI. Previous professional credits include The Flick (Avery), A Year With Frog and Toad (Man Bird), and The Importance of Being Earnest (U/S Jack Worthing). Jared is a rising sophomore pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Shenandoah University where he has performed in A Chorus Line and HAIR. Jared wants to thank his family for their constant love and for being his number one support system. IG: @_jaredmartin_

Roles this Season

Richie Walters A Chorus Line (Debut)
Billy Boy Bill in Urinetown
Paul in Kiss Me, Kate
Kyle Marra

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Kyle Marra (he/him) is a Clifton Park, NY native and could not be more excited to be back upstate to be making his Mac-Haydn debut. He received his dance training at the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY and is a proud alumnus of SUNY New Paltz. He is currently a company member with the NYC based ballet company, Hudson Ballet Theatre. Select Credits: Regional: A Chorus Line (Seacoast Rep); Mary Poppins (Potsdam Music Theatre); Nantucket! The Musical (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket). Off-Broadway: Cinderella (The Players Theatre NYC); Beauty and the Beast (The Players Theatre NYC), HBT: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince), Cinderella (Cavalier). @kylemarra

Roles this Season

Bobby Mills III A Chorus Line (Debut)
Denizen/Cop/Executive in Urinetown
Harry Trevor (Baptista) in Kiss Me, Kate
Patrick MacLennan

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Patrick MacLennan is very excited to make his Mac-Haydn debut this summer. Previous credits include Al Deluca: A Chorus Line (Interlakes Summer Theatre), Eugene, u.s Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel, Roger: Grease (Royal Caribbean Productions), Eddie: Damn Yankees, Lucky: Dames at Sea (Priscilla Beach Theatre), Charlie / Ensemble: Elf, The Musical (Surflight Theatre), Otto: Lili Marleen (St. Luke’s Theatre), Squirt: End of the Line (Sound Bites 5.0, Signature Theatre, NYC), and featured dance roles in Invitation to Dance, and Once Upon a Time (Royal Caribbean Productions). Graduate of the Musical Theatre Department at Marymount Manhattan College, class of 2017. Many thanks to the cast, crew, creatives, and staff at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for the opportunity. IG: @patsforpatrick94 Website: www.patrickmaclennan.com

Roles this Season

Don Kerr A Chorus Line (Debut)
Robbie the Stockfish in Urinetown
Riley (Hortensio) in Kiss Me, Kate
Teddy Slaughter in The Full Monty
Terpsicore in Xanadu
Anna Langlois

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Anna is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut, starring as Maggie in A Chorus Line and understudying Kate in Kiss Me Kate/Natalie in Next to Normal! Other favorite credits include Heather Chandler in Heathers: The Musical, Serena in Legally Blonde, Chastity in Anything Goes, and Ensemble in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Anna earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. She also studied acting and new works under the National Theater Institute’s Theatermakers program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. When she’s not performing, she enjoys reading, playing DnD, and cuddling with her cat, Darcy. Anna wants to thank her mom and sister, her friends, and all of her teachers for their support on her journey xoxo

Roles this Season

Maggie Winslow A Chorus Line (Debut)
Denizen/Cop/Executive in Urinetown
Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate
Natalie U/S in Next to Normal
Molly MacGregor in The Full Monty
Nina Laing

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Hailing from Freeport, The Bahamas, Nina is a recent AMDA NY graduate and is excited to be joining the Mac-Hadyn Theatre this summer. When you watch Nina perform, you’d never guess that she once struggled with stage fright. Nina’s love for singing and acting started at a young age, but for a long time, her performances were confined to her bedroom where she’d belt out pop songs and reenact scenes from TV shows in front of her mirror. All of that changed when Nina was cast in her local theatre’s production of “Oliver! The Musical” — that first dress rehearsal was the moment she fell in love with the magical world of live theatre. Now, she’s thrilled to finally be pursuing her dreams in New York.

Roles this Season

Cut Dancer, U/S: Richie/Bebe/ Kristine/Judy in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Hope Cladwell in Urinetown
Hattie in Kiss Me, Kate
Ensemble in The Full Monty
Cody Edwards

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Cody Edwards is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn Theatre debut this season! Regional credits include Mill Mountain Theatre: Spring Awakening (Hanschen), The Sound of Music (Rolf), A Year with Frog and Toad (Frog); The Riverside Center: Meet Me in St. Louis (Lon Smith), Grease (Ens. U/S Kenickie); The Barn Theatre: The 25th Annual… Spelling Bee (Leaf). Other favorite credits include American Idiot (Will), Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince/ Wolf), Parade (Peavy U/S Britt Craig). Cody is a Virginia native and a proud graduate of James Madison University where he received his BA in Musical Theatre. “Our Life’s Calling was never meant to be Boring!” Enjoy the show! For future endeavors, keep up with Cody @codyssuitelife Cody-Edwards.com

Roles this Season

Stagehand, Cab Driver, Nathaniel in Kiss Me, Kate (Debut)
Gabe/Henry U/S in Next to Normal
Second Stripper in The Full Monty
Frankie in Forever Plaid
Sarah Chiu

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Sarah (she/her) is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Hadyn Theatre family! She was last seen in A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage 2021 North American National Tour (Frieda). Off-Broadway- The Giant Hoax (Beth), Oliver! (Fagin’s Gang Member), Carousel (Roughian). Along with musical theatre, she enjoys doing film and tv, modeling, commercials, and voice over. Sarah is a recent graduate of The Institute for American Musical Theatre. A huge thank you to Mac-Haydn-Theatre, cast, crew, and her friends and family for all the love and support! She is proud to be mentored and are friends with greats like Baayork Lee and Nina Zoie Lam of which without their inspiration, she would not be here. @sarahchiu https://sarahchiu.webnode.com

Roles this Season

Connie Wong in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Little Sally in Urinetown
Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate
Jordan Bunshaft

Jordan is delighted to be returning to the Mac-Haydn Theatre. You may have seen him here as Mr. Feldzieg in The Drowsy Chaperone, M. Le Marquis in The Baker’s Wife, Officer Krupke in West Side Story and Shirley Markowitz (Max u/s) in The Producers. Some of Jordan’s other favorite roles include Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha, William Barfée in …Spelling Bee, and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Jordan was also an original cast member of off-Broadway’s long running, Drama-Desk award winning hit, That Physics Show. Much love and many thanks to our fabulous directors, our incredible cast and crew, John and Monica, and my wonderfully supportive family and friends.

Roles this Season

Officer Barrel in Urinetown
Gangster in Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Booda

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Daniel Booda is so excited to join the cast of A Chorus Line at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. He grew up in Bucks County PA, and he now resides in New York. He is a graduate of Rider University’s Musical Theatre Program. He is also a recent graduate of the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester. Previous credits include Gypsy (The Wick Theatre); Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Clear Space Theatre Company); and Oklahoma! (Highlands Playhouse). Lots of love to his family, friends and mentors. Here’s to the return of live theatre and getting to work on such a beautiful show with such an incredible group of people. @danielbooda www.danielbooda.com

Roles this Season

Larry in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Sarah Roe

Sarah Roe is originally from a small town in Northern California, and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington-Normal this May with her BFA in Acting, but also has an interest in costuming and seamstress work. They recently finished a contract with the St. Louis Opera Theatre before heading east to Mac-Haydn. They have just begun to explore the professional theatre world and look forward to the future they can build there. Sarah hopes to find her way down to Atlanta by the end of this year to start a career in film and television. She would not be on the other side of the country right now without the love and support of friends and family!

Robert Gerbode

Robert has been working in theatre in various capacities since he was eight years old. He hails from Brooklyn, and is thrilled and honored to be working with the MacHaydn for their 2022 season. Credits include four years working as a technician at Cabrillo Stage in his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA and most recently as Head Carpenter for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s premiere production of Harmony in New York City. In his free time Robert enjoys playing guitar, acting, singing, watching chemistry videos on the internet, and spoiling his cats Draco and Daffodil. He would like to thank his ever-supportive family, his incredible friends both new and old, and his wife April for reminding him to believe.

April Gerbode

April Gerbode is a hair and makeup artist working in theatre, film, print, and events. The daughter of a movie buff, April’s exposure to makeup and practical effects began in early childhood and remained a constant fascination as she participated in community theatre productions. April holds a Special Business Degree in Special Makeup Effects from Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects program at Douglas Education Center where she studied theatrical makeup, wig making and styling, mold making and casting, prop and costume fabrication, prosthetic design and application, digital sculpting, and animatronics. Favorite projects include Other World (Delaware Theater Co.), Julius Caesar (Mountain Community Theater), and Isaac’s Eye (Sidereal Theater Co.). Love to Bo, Mo, Doc and Dil.

Nick Caburis

Nick Caburis is a New Jersey-based Sound and Lighting Designer as well as audio engineer. This is his first summer at Mac-Haydn and he’s thrilled to be here! Since age 13, Nick has been enveloped in the many facets of theatrical productions. He spends his time discovering new ways to connect lighting and sound to create a world on stage. Originally studying Computer Science at New York’s Marist College, Nick went on to transfer to Montclair State University in New Jersey to earn his BFA in Theatre. Some of his previous work includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, a new work titled The Names We Gave Him, The Addams Family, Chicago, Hello Dolly!, and The Sound of Music. NickCaburisDesigns.com

Creative Roles this Season

Sound Designer - A Chorus Line
Sound Designer - Urinetown
Sound Designer - Kiss Me, Kate
Sound Designer - Next to Normal
Sound Designer - The Full Monty
Jasmine Bassham

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jasmine Bassham (She/her) is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn stage Debut. She is a rising Senior at Rider University, working towards completing a bachelor of fine arts degree (BFA) in Musical Theatre. Her Previous educational and regional credits include Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Ensemble/Sophie us in Mamma Mia! (Arizona Broadway Theatre), and Ensemble in Pippin (Rider University). She would like to thank her incredibly supportive friends and family for being along with her for this journey, especially members of the Basshrafi and Sugarhouse clan! Special thanks to the cast and crew of the Mac-Haydn for this incredible opportunity. You can keep up with Jasmine on her social media @jasmine_bassham (instagram).

Roles this Season

Bebe Benzenheimer in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Nate Taylor

Nate has been involved with the theatre since 2016 when he performed in South Pacific. For several years he volunteered doing the 50/50 raffle and performing in other productions. He started working in the box office last season. Nate graduates spending his last high school year in the New Visions program learning visual arts, editing, film making, and working with sound, lights, and other technical aspects of his classes end of the year play. He hopes to start on building a career in technical production and editing at Mac-Haydn Theatre and then furthering his education in a degree in film production and editing. He would like to thank his family, friends, and significant other for their encouragement.

Karen Leggett

Karen Leggett was first introduced to the Mac-Haydn as a patron in 1976, and by 1978 was attending every show each season. In 1992, Karen, her husband, Rick, and family began ushering for Children’s Theatre shows, which led to her promotion to Supervising Head Usher, which she has been for the last 15 seasons and counting. Karen’s work doesn’t end there – she has also taken on roles at MHT including program advertising sales, and of course with making desserts for coffeehouse (peanut butter pie, most notably). Outside of the theatre, Karen is the owner of KJ’s Gymnastics in Valatie. Karen wishes to welcome back our patrons and cast and crew to another wonderful season at the Mac!

Nate Huvard

Nate Huvard is a guitarist, composer/arranger, and educator based in New York City. He is a versatile performer with experience playing jazz, classical, old-time, folk, hip-hop/R&B, rock and pop music, new music, and early music. Nate also plays tenor banjo, mandolin, renaissance lute, and theorbo, and has played in countless large ensembles including the Pittsburgh Opera, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and over 70 musical theater pit orchestras. Nate received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina (2016); a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Yale School of Music on a full tuition fellowship (2019); and a Master of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music on a full tuition fellowship (2020). He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.​

Emalina Thompson

A Los Angeles native, Emalina Thompson has over 15 years of experience in the music industry. She received her B.M. in Music Education and Performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach California and then moved out to New Jersey in 2012 to complete a Masters in Horn Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. As well as being a freelance Hornist, Emalina teaches privately and group classes. On top of all of her musical endeavors, Emalina is the Associate Director of Admissions for Mason Gross School of the Arts and recruits talented artists from all over the country. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and being a loving cat mom to her fur baby Cory.

Andrew Stickman

Andrew Stickman studied classical guitar at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated in 2012. He teaches private lessons, music theory, music history, and group classes at the Omaha Conservatory of music since 2014. In 2016 he began teaching guitar classes at Saint Augustine Indian mission school in Winnebago Nebraska and hosts a concert fundraiser for the program every year. His group the Omaha Guitar trio’s music can be found on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and many other streaming platforms. He also plays in a tribute band called The Album Party that plays full length albums, including Ziggy Stardust, purple rain, born in the USA, stop making sense, loaded, are we not men we are Devo, and Sports. Andrew is a composer and arranger of instrumental guitar music.

Jane Sycks

Jane Sycks is a New York-based trumpet player originally from Ohio. She is experienced in many styles of music, including musical theater, jazz, orchestral, and chamber music. Pre-pandemic Jane was on tour with “Chicago” the Musical. She has also had the opportunity to play for theaters and on cruise ships around the country and the world. She received her Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and her Masters in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington. Jane is currently working as a freelance musician in New York City and is very excited to join the Mac Haydn Theatre for their productions of “World Goes Round” and “Beehive”!

Whitaker Gardner

Whitaker Gardner is thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre family for the first time. His recent Off-Broadway credits as operator include Dracula/Frankenstein (rep), Macbeth, The Cradle Will Rock, Mies Julie/The Dance of Death (rep), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, & Carmen Jones at Classic Stage Company. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Georgia Southern University and spent time as an Apprentice of Production at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL. He is originally from and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Hobbies include movies, sports, music, reading and podcasts. He would like to thank Rachel, his friends, and his family for all of their love and support.

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony is excited to return the Mac-Haydn! Originally from Brooklyn, NY Anthony is an international touring reed doubler. Most recently he joined the Hairspray National Tour as their saxophone player. Previous Touring Credits include: Waitress the Musical, The Spongebob Musical and Phantom of the Opera. Special thanks to Angela Carstensen for keeping being an amazing partner and keeping me sane these past 3 years. Check out Anthony on Instagram anthony.m.rodriguez

Lucy Ritter

Born and raised in the vibrant music scene of New York and New Jersey, Lucy began playing drums at just 9 years old. Her passion for drumset flourished through high school where she studied at the Eastman School of Music and NYU Steinhardt. In addition, Lucy was awarded a full scholarship to the NJYS Jazz Quorum. Over a decade since her first pair of sticks, Lucy is currently studying at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University. Amidst her studies, Lucy is the drummer for the Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers where she tours, records, and performs across the country. Lucy is also an audio engineer for Keep Making Music, a professional video and audio production company. Lucy uses these skills to write and produce music for many independent artists. Lucy also maintains a busy private teaching schedule and church drumming rotation. Lucy is thrilled to be with the Mac-Haydn Theatre.

Cyndy Elliott

Cyndy Elliott is a freelance bassist in the Washington DC area, performing many different styles of music for shows, big bands, small combos, orchestras, and chamber ensembles at venues ranging from Blues Alley to the Kennedy Center. Cyndy leads the Django Reinhardt-inspired Trio Speevy and co-leads the jazz octet Swingtopia. She has traveled extensively, spending several years “on the road” playing bass with national tours, including the big band show “In the Mood” and the musicals “Meet Me in Saint Louis” and “Sister Act”. Cruise ship work took her to the Caribbean, Central America, and all over Europe. She toured Australia and New Zealand with a jazz trombone ensemble and performed in nine cities throughout China with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. Cyndy earned a master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland where she directed several ensembles and taught beginning jazz theory and improvisation.

Andrea Mejuto

Andrea Mejuto is a rising Junior at Ithaca College studying Theatrical Production and Design with a concentration in Technical Production and an emphasis in costume construction. Having been born in Colombia and growing up in NYC, Andrea enjoys the community and collaboration you can find in any theatrical production. She first found her passion for theatre at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, the high school she attended where she majored in fine arts. There she found many opportunities to participate in all aspects of theatrical production including sound design, stage management, light programming, scenic painting, and props construction. She hopes to use the education and experience she gains during her college career to work in a costume shop for theaters in NYC.

David Tankersley

David is excited to return to the Mac-Haydn after choreographing the 2015 production of Xanadu. Credits include: Xanadu original Broadway cast/Japan tour. Off Broadway: Rockstars NYC. West Side Story World Tour/La Scalla, Cabaret European Tour. National tours: Xanadu, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady. Cinderella, Evita, Sound of Music, Mame, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Some Enchanted Evening. Figure skating: Radio City Christmas Show (three years), On the Town on Ice (Madison Square Garden), Cinderella on Ice (British Tour). TV and Film: Colors of Winter starring Nancy Kerrigan, Enchanted (Disney).

Creative Roles this Season

Choreographer - Xanadu
Props Designer / Assistant Scenic Designer - A Chorus Line
Props Designer / Assistant Scenic Designer - Urinetown
Props Designer / Assistant Scenic Designer - Kiss Me, Kate
Props Designer / Assistant Scenic Designer - Next to Normal
Props Designer / Assistant Scenic Designer - The Full Monty
Olivia Bowles

Olivia Bowles is a costume technician, working primarily in theatre. Based in Birmingham, she graduated with a BA in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing. Experience in costume design, stitching, corsetry, costume crafts, and wardrobe run crew. She spent four years at the university working in the theatre department’s costume shop. In 2018, Olivia was the main costume designer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Theatre Department production of Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches. She also was the assistant costume designer for the university’s production of Hairspray in the same year. In 2019, Olivia was the costumer for UAB Opera’s production of The Music Shop.

Audrey Lang

Audrey Lang (she/her) is thrilled to be back at the Mac for her fourth year, and third as part of the stage management team! Most recently, she was based in Summit County, Colorado, as a teaching artist for VIVO at Theatre SilCo. As a stage manager, Audrey’s credits include the national tours of CoComelon Live! JJ’s Journey (PSM) and Jersey Boys (ASM), Soho Rep’s production of Wolf Play (PA), and the 2021 and 2022 seasons at MHT (SM/ASM). Audrey is also an internationally-produced playwright; recent credits include finalist status for the Jewish Plays Project’s 2022 & 2023 contests, Bay Street Theater’s Title Wave New Works Festival, and the U.K. Premiere of her play alex getting better in June 2022. Audrey holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Ithaca College. She is very grateful to John, James, Eoghan, and the Mac-Haydn team for having her back this year! IG: @AudreyGLang

Sage Lumsden

Sage Lumsden is a NYC based stage manager, originally from the Poconos PA. This is Sage’s second year with the Mac-Haydn family and she is so thrilled to be back. Sage graduated a year ago from Pace University with a BA in stage management. Most recently Sage was the stage management PA for the revival of 1776 at A.R.T. Some of her other credits include being a PA/sub ASM for NETworks on the Anastasia and Hairspray tours. When not stage managing, Sage loves to be creative and hang out with friends and family including her puppies. Sage would like to thank everyone at the Mac for welcoming her into the family as well as her family and friends for their endless support on her journey.

Chris Frazier

Chris is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut! Regional credits: ‘MATILDA’ (Miss Trunchbull) ‘SWEENEY TODD’ (Beadle Bamford) ‘AVENUE Q’ (Nikky/Trekkie Monster) ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ (William Barfeè) ‘RAGTIME’ (Willy Conklin) Other favorites: ‘TALK RADIO’ (Kent) *2017 NJ Perry Award Winner Best Featured Actor in a Play.* ‘HAIR’ (Woof), ‘THREEPENNY OPERA’ (Sawtooth Bob) ‘WENDY’S SHADOW’ at New York Musical Festival (Curly), Busch Gardens: Williamsburg ‘BLOOD BANQUET’ (Alfred), ‘SEUSSICAL’ (Horton). All the love to my family.

Julia Hajjar

Julia Hajjar is absolutely thrilled to be back performing at Mac-Haydn Theatre. She has appeared here in Beehive as Allison, ToUch an all immersive performance where she originated the role of The Devil! A few of her favorite shows she was apart of are: Mamma Mia on Hilton Head Island. Urinetown, Hope Cladwell. Chicago, as Hunyak and understudied as Roxie Hart. The Music Man, Zaneeta. Guys and Dolls, Adelaide. Legally Blonde, Brooke Wyndham. Catch Me If You Can, Cheryl-Ann. My all time favorite- The Rocky Horror Show. AMDA 2021 and soon-to-be a BFA Graduate at The New School 2022! Hugs and kisses to my family and friends. Art mimics Life. And a good life is nothing without art. I hope y’all enjoy the show! @juliahajjar

Roles this Season

Kristine Urich-DeLuca in A Chorus Line
Georgie Bukatinsky in The Full Monty
Euterpe in Xanadu
Kiara Hines

Kiara Hines is excited to be joining the cast of Beehive this fall! Kiara is a North Carolina native and she is making her Mac Haydn Theatre debut with this production. Some of Kiara’s favorite previous roles include: Cinderella in “Cinderella”, Lil Inez in “Hairspray”, and Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” There are not enough words to suffice for how grateful she is for her health, the opportunity to perform once again, and the love and support from her family and friends. Kiara hopes these familiar songs and stories will comfort the hearts of all in attendance. www.kiarahines.com

Hayden Ponjuan

Hayden Ponjuan is delighted to be making his Mac-Haydn Theatre debut! Hayden, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, is currently pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre at The Hartt School. Recent credits include Aaron Mckinney in The Laramie Project (The Hartt School) Che Guevara in Evita (Jean’s Playhouse) Rolf in The Sound of Music (Jean’s Playhouse) and Ren McCormack in Footloose (Theatre Baton Rouge). He would like to thank his parents Jorge and Cristin, and his two brothers Noah and Dawson for their unconditional love and support. Lastly he would like to thank Mark Planner for his vocal guidance throughout his career. Following his graduation, Hayden has plans to become a New York City-based actor. For professional inquiries… Email: hayden.ponjuan@gmail.com

Mia Sempertegui

Mia Sempertegui is a current graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In the Fall she is off to Los Angeles to complete her training and receive her BFA in Theatre. She was born and raised in Queens, NY. Mia’s most recent project was the short film POCHA, directed by Carly Oscar, and she played Vic, the main protagonist. She has also performed in cabarets and concerts all throughout NYC since she was in high school. When not performing she is picking up new hobbies that interest her, such as crocheting, ceramics, sewing, piano, and writing music. Mia is extremely thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre family and escape the sounds of the big city for the summer! miasempertegui.com, (IG)miasemperteguii

Mikel Hunter

Growing up in the 1970s suburbs of Manhattan, Mikel spent his late teens performing in various dinner and regional theatre. Credits include: Oliver!, Damn Yankees, Gypsy, Mame, Guys and Dolls, The Robber Bridegroom, Cabaret, George M!, Applause and Pippin were personal standouts. An early mentorship by Constantine Kitsopoulos and Ithaca College BFA program prepared him for the booming theater scene of NYC in the mid/late 1980s. Additional credits include, Peter in The Flower Girl (written and directed by Leonard Malfi), Hyde in Hollywood (by Peter Parnell dir. Gerry Gutierrez) at the American Palace Theatre and later for PBS American Showtime. After a 35-year hiatus from the theatre and successful career in fashion advertising, Mikel was thrilled to make his Mac-Haydn debut as Charles in Pippin in 2021, for which he earned a Berkshire Theatre Critics Award nomination. It’s great to be back!

Erika Ji

Erika Ji is a Chinese American cross-genre musical storyteller. As a conductor, pianist, and vocalist, Erika has performed on national TV for CBS Sunday Morning, at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, and for house concerts across the country. As a composer, her work has been featured off-Broadway and around the world by Broadway’s Future Songbook at Lincoln Center, the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Nadia Boulanger Institute, and the Musical Theatre Factory at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Most recently, she and her collaborator Clare Bierman were winners of the 2021 New Voices Project for their immersive circus experience VISARE. A Tisch Fellow at the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Erika grew up in California, studied computer science and philosophy at Stanford University, organized the Viennese Ball in San Francisco, and built products at Dropbox before deciding to follow the music.

Walter Bobby McCoy

Walter “Bobby” McCoy, a proud Nicaraguan-American, is thrilled to be returning to The Mac-Haydn Theatre this season! Music Direction Credits include- NEW YORK: The World Goes ‘Round (The Mac-Haydn Theatre). WASHINGTON DC: On Your Feet! En Español, Fame: in Spanish, In The Heights in Spanish (2018 HH WINNER, Outstanding Musical Direction) (Gala Hispanic Theatre); A.D. 16, Beauty and the Beast, Miss You Like Hell, Annie (Olney Theatre Center); Legally Blonde (2020 HH WINNER, Outstanding Musical Direction) (Keegan Theatre); A New Brain, A Civil War Christmas, Fly By Night (2019 HH Nom), Old Wicked Songs (2016 HH Nom), Bat Boy, Altar Boyz (1st Stage Tyson’s); Little Shop of Horrors (2020 HH Nom), Aida (2019 HH Nom), The Wild Party (2018 HH Nom) (Constellation Theatre). Bobby is currently on the faculty of Levine Music. UPCOMING: 42nd St (SSMT), In The Heights (STAGES St. Louis), Beauty and the Beast (Olney Theatre Center).

Creative Roles this Season

Music Director - Xanadu
Holly Lauren Dayton

Holly Lauren Dayton began performing at the age of 8 training in all disciplines of dance and piano. She graduated cum laude from Florida State University, double-majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship. She has performed with the national tours of Elf the Musical and The Elf on the Shelf Musical. Regional credits include: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Crazy for You, Oklahoma, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mamma Mia and Footloose. She was featured with Lady GaGa in the Sinatra100 CBS Special and Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers in Las Vegas. She is so grateful to be back at the Mac-Haydn and gives thanks to God for providing a path to pursue her passions everyday.

Roles this Season

Cassie Ferguson in A Chorus Line
Denizen/Cop/Executive in Urinetown
"Dance Captain" in Kiss Me, Kate
Pam Lukowski in The Full Monty

Creative Roles this Season

Dance Captain - 2022 Season
Bright Future Fund
Bright Future Fund
Help Us Navigate This Unprecedented Time

In this time of uncertainty, one thing that is clear is that the future of performing arts organizations across the world is in jeopardy. The Mac-Haydn Theatre is no exception and we must appeal to your generosity at this vital time.

Our defining phrase for the 2020 Season was “Bold Vision, Bright Future”. Though our bold vision has become clouded, it is critical that our bright future does not.

To allow the theatre to weather this unprecedented event in our fifty one seasons, we have established the Bright Future Fund in collaboration with GoFundMe.

Our goal of $250,000 represents 20% of our regular yearly operating expenses. Contributions to this fund will cover the cost of maintaining our facilities, retaining our staff at reduced salaries and preparing for our reopening in 2021.

The future of the Mac-Haydn, and our remarkable family of theatre practitioners, depends upon you. We hope you will consider making a contribution.


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Physical Mail: Donations, Mac-Haydn Theatre, PO Box, 204, Chatham NY 12037

Email: support@machaydntheatre.org




Nathan Schilz

Nathan Schilz is delighted to make his debut with Mac-Haydn Theatre! Originally from Central Illinois, but spending most of his sound and composing career in Minneapolis, he now calls Seattle home where he is the Master Audio Engineer of Cornish Playhouse. Notable design credits include: Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, and Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis; Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre; Oklahoma City University; and Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA)

Creative Roles this Season

Sound Designer - Season
Dan Wyatt

Dan Wyatt is thrilled to be returning to the Mac-Haydn this year, after his debut last season as King Louis XI in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He recently relocated to Chatham from Denver, Colorado, where he executive produced and music directed 13 summer shows including Godspell, Floyd Collins, Fiddler on the Roof, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Nunsense, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Once Upon a Mattress. He is the past president of Magic Moments, Inc., performing in some 25 productions since 1992. Previous on-stage credits include The Fantasticks (Hucklebee), and Amahl and the Night Visitors (King Caspar). Thanks and love to his wife Judith and their very talented children: Maddy, husband Mark and new grandchild, Leona Bell, Paul, and Alex and wife Eugenia!

Roles this Season

Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma!
Rob Brinkmann

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Rob Brinkmann is thrilled to make his debut at the Mac-Haydn Theatre! Off-Broadway: The Red Room (Barrow Group Theater). Regional: Peter and The Starcatcher (Black Stache, Jenny Wiley Theater), Cabaret (Cliff, Pentangle Arts Center), An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Searching for Signal (A.R.T.’s Oberon). Acoustica Electronica (House of Yes). www.RobBrinkmann.com

Roles this Season

Jud Fry in Oklahoma!(Debut)
Cole Capobianco

Cole Capobianco is thrilled to return to the Mac-Haydn backstage for their third season. After spending this past winter revamping the Mac’s costume stock, Cole is overjoyed to switch gears from putting garments on hangers to getting them on performers. A true labor of love, Cole’s costumes overhaul journey brings new and improved costume shop, loft, and annex infrastructure, but not without the love, help, and support of the MHT family. Cole would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Skip Spateholts, David Tankersley, John Saunders, and James Benjamin Rogers in particular for making it all possible. Here’s to another excellent summer of art and laundry – break legs and enjoy, folks!

You can check out this and more of Cole’s work here: flickr.com/photos/colecapodesign/albums

Angel Snyder

Angel is a graduate of Michigan State University. Her recent credits include volunteer for Americorps NCCC, costume designer for Bike America, and makeup department head for On the Way Up (short film). She is stoked to be a part of Mac-Haydn’s season this summer and beyond thankful for the opportunity!

Vivienne Fairfax

Miss Fairfax is elated to join the Mac-Haydn company for her first season! She studies at Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, PA, majoring in Theatre Arts, with a minor in Costume Design. Previous costuming credits include: Sunday in the Park with George (Pittsburgh Playhouse),The Double Threat Trio (Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret), and work with the American Shakespeare Center, in Staunton, VA.

Caitlin O’Brien

Caitlin is thrilled to be joining the team at the Mac-Haydn this summer! Caitlin is originally from the Chicago metropolitan area, and graduated from North Central College in 2018. She has previously worked for Greenhouse Theater Center (Chicago, IL.) and Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC) as a costume technician and wardrobe supervisor. She enjoys yoga, true crime, and baking vegan treats.

Ethan Arcaroli

A theatrical technician from Cherry Hill, NJ, Ethan is excited to be back for a stupendous third season at the Mac-Haydn! With a main focus in carpentry, Ethan has a BFA in Theatre: Production and Design from Montclair State University. Recent credits include Xanadu (Carpenter/Electrician/Board-Op), Circle, Mirror, Transformation (Carpenter/Master Electrician/Board-Op), and Putnam County Spelling Bee (Technical Director) at the Eagle Theatre, and 2 seasons as a carpenter here at the Mac-Haydn. In addition, here in 2019, Ethan scenic designed the children’s theatre production of Jane of the Jungle and even performed as an Immigrant in the “Berkie” Award-winning production of Ragtime! Ethan is a process truster of the Philadelphia 76ers. He would like to thank his mom, dad, Aaron, and Amanda for all their support!

Brian Sousis

Brian is a recent graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Musical Theatre.  Previous shows that he has worked on are: Company, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Pippin, and Antigone.  He is very excited to be a part of the production team for this fantastic season and hopes everyone enjoys the work that everyone has put into it.

Roles this Season

Ensemble in Oklahoma!
Tyrell Reggins

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Tyrell is a teaching artist originally from Columbus, Ohio graduated from East High and recently Wright State University with a B.A in Theater Studies. Now he is residing in New York City chasing after his dream full time. Some of his professional credits include; Dreamgirls, Hair, Hairspray, Fences, Sister Act, Footloose, and got the opportunity to perform at Kings Island in the “Remember when the 70’s” show. He is so excited to be performing this beautiful music and story. He would like to thank everyone who has poured into his life both current and past! God’s Plan..Jeremiah 29:11

Roles this Season

Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime (Debut)
James Zannelli

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

From 2011-2013, James was featured as the Bishop of Digne in the 25th Anniversary Touring Production of Les Misérables. Regional Favorites Include: Ragtime (Tateh, Gallery Players), Les Misérables (Zoni Award Winner, Javert, Phoenix Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas, PCLO), Chess (Molokov, North Carolina Theatre), Jekyll & Hyde (Simon Stride, North Carolina Theatre), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Frollo, White Plains PAC). James has also worked with Fulton Theatre, City Center Encores, Goodspeed Opera House, Sacramento Music Circus, Fulton Opera House, Tuacahn Ampitheatre, KS City Starlight, Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera and Santa Fe Opera. www.jameszannelli.com

Roles this Season

Max Von Mayerling in Sunset Boulevard (Debut)
Elizabeth Ward Land

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Broadway: Amanzing Grace, Scandalous, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Memphis, City of Angels, Passion. National Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber starring Michael Crawford, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Singin’ in the Rain and Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Curvy Widow, Southern Comfort, The Green Heart, Hello Again, Spoolie Girl, Chess.

Starring roles at many of the nations finest regional theaters, including: Steel Magnolias (GeVa), The Boswell Sisters (Old Globe), Little Women (TheatreWorks), Sister Act (Alliance and Pasadena Playhouse), Backwards In High Heels (Asolo Rep), Kiss Me Kate, The King and I (Musical Theatre West), Pete ‘N Keely (Alpine Theatre Project), Barrington Stage and five seasons at Sacramento Music Circus. Film/TV credits include: Young Adult, Boy Meets Girl, Good Daughters; The Good Fight, High Maintenance, Elementary, The Blacklist, Madam Secretary, Law & Order:SVU, Boardwalk Empire, Blank My Life, The Amanda Show. Her acclaimed debut CD, First Harvest, is available on iTunes. www.ElizabethWardLand.com

Roles this Season

Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (Debut)
Madi Cupp-Enyard

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Madi Cupp-Enyard is a rising senior at Yale University, double majoring in Theater Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has performed at The Muny, around Yale’s campus and now is thrilled to be acting as Dance Captain for this season, along with assisting Seb in Grease. She would like to thank Seb, John, Joy Hermalyn, and her family for supporting her.

Roles this Season

Lady Clarius in Camelot (Debut)
Roberta Wooster in Curtains
Anita/Masseur in Sunset Boulevard
Cha-Cha DiGregorio in Grease
Harlem Ensemble in Ragtime
Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors

Creative Roles this Season

Dance Captain
Choreographer- The Pinocchio Show, Jane of The Jungle, Martin and Meelo
William Taitel

William Taitel is a Baritone from Rockaway, New Jersey. This will be his second season of performances at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. He is super excited to give his all this season, especially since the world has been in a state of chaos and he has been cooped up inside for too long. His other performances include: Jekyll & Hyde (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Oklahoma (Ali Hakim), Ragtime (Booker T. Washington). He hopes you enjoy the performances and the season! Do it up big!

Justin Forward

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

East Texas Native. Off Broadway: Revelation, With or Without You (Sam); Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Rock of Ages (Franz), Godspell (Jesus), Les Misérables (Coureyac), The Little Mermaid. Sending love and thanks to my family, friends, and the Mac-Haydn family! IG: @csmclv

Roles this Season

Teen Angel in Grease (Debut)
Coalhouse Gang in Ragtime
Steve Collins/Kayla's Dad in Jane of the Jungle
King's Council in Martin and Mee-Lo
Plumber in Little Shop of Horrors
Ensemble in Oklahoma!
Emma Flynn

Emma Flynn is over the moon to be returning to the Mac for her second season. She recently graduated from The Hartt School of Music where she earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Holly in The Wedding Singer and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. Emma is so so grateful to the Mac-Haydn Theatre and the whole community of Chatham for welcoming her back for the summer!

Roles this Season

Morgan Le Fey in Camelot
Arlene Barruca in Curtains
Harem Girl/Larissa/Beautician in Sunset Boulevard
Sandy Dumbrowski in Grease
Kate in Oklahoma!
Sam Seleznow

Sam is so excited to be back in Chatham with his Mac-Haydn family and is grateful to be doing theater again. Past credits include: Footloose (Ren), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Grease (Johnny Casino), Ragtime (Tateh u/s), James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper), Matilda (Big Kid), and many others at Mac-Haydn and at other regional theaters. Sam has also worked as a production singer for two cruise lines traveling all over the world and working in Germany. Sam was stranded at sea for two months at the beginning of the pandemic and is happy to be back on land! Sam will soon be releasing a music project that he wrote, co-produced, and recorded during the pandemic so look out for that (ig- @samseleznow). Sam is a Hartt school Alumni. Much love to his family and everyone at Mac-Haydn.

Angel Harrison

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Angel Harrison is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She was most recently seen in the Argyle Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening, and the award winning play As Much As I Can. She has also performed in readings, concerts, and cabarets throughout New York City. She is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut.

Roles this Season

Coalhouse Gang in Ragtime(Debut)
Kayla in Jane of the Jungle
Ellie in Martin and Mee-Lo
Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors
Virginia in Oklahoma!
Alecsys Proctor-Turner

 

Alecsys Proctor-Turner is so ecstatic to be back at the Mac, a home away from home. She is a proud Bahamian-American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is a recent graduate from Columbia University’s MFA Acting Program, and also has her BFA in Music Theatre from University of Miami(GO CANES!). Previous credits include; Camae in The Mountaintop, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Margaret in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Kate in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, and Sylvia Garner in Harlem and Moscow. She wants to thank her dynamic team and her village. And a big shout out to Momma for reminding her daily that her voice matters. And thank you God! Luke 12:48 | Time to get Fabulous, Baby!

Roles this Season

Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act
Zoey Bright

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Zoey Bright is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn debut this season! She is an upcoming sophomore Theatre Performance major at Wagner College and some of her favorite roles include Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray) and Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family). She would like to thank the cast, crew, and the whole Mac-Haydn family for such an amazing experience!

Roles this Season

Jan in Grease (Debut)
Sob Sister in Ragtime
Jane in Jane of the Jungle
Star to Be in Little Shop of Horrors
Ellen in Oklahoma!
Spencer Petro

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Spencer Petro is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre at Rider University. He is beyond thrilled to be joining the Mac Haydn Theatre Family this summer as part of their most exciting season yet. He would like to thank everyone at Mac Haydn for this amazing opportunity as well as his family for always supporting him. Humbled. Honored. Grateful.

Roles this Season

Tom of Warwick in Camelot (Debut)
Russ Cochran/Stagehand in Curtains
Wunderkind/Adam/Salesman/Paramount Crew in Sunset Boulevard
Professor in The Pinocchio Show
Eugene Florczyk in Grease
Baron's Assistant in Ragtime
Martin in Martin and Mee-Lo
Uptown Square in Little Shop of Horrors
Jess Chalmers in Oklahoma!
Jesse Lynn Harte

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jesse Lynn Harte is so stoked to join The Mac-Haydn! Some regional credits: Star To Be (Annie) at Westchester Broadway, Wendy Jo (Footloose) & Ms. Crookshank (Miracle on 34th St) at Theatre Workshop Nantucket. Fun fact: she’s also played Ariel (The Little Mermaid)10 times, including in Boston at Fiddlehead Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Thanks to the fam & Vienna for everything!

Roles this Season

Lady Guilliam in Camelot (Debut)
Marjorie Cook in Curtains
Edda in Martin and Meelo
Gertie Cummings in Oklahoma!
Elizabeth D’Aiuto

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Elizabeth is ecstatic to be making her Mac-Haydn debut! Recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory! Her recent credits include; PBT: Dames at Sea (Ruby), Damn Yankees (Sister), RMT: The Music Man (u/s Marian) Anything Goes, Barrington Stage: Pirates of Penzance (u/s Mabel). Many thanks to the cast and crew, especially John, Monica, and Kevin! Love to her family!

Roles this Season

Nimue in Camelot (Debut)
Connie Subbotin in Curtains
Mary/Analyst in Sunset Boulevard
Marty in Grease
Brigit in Ragtime
Mom/Joanne/Samantha in Jane of the Jungle
Bette in Martin and Mee-Lo
Dental Assistant in Little Shop of Horrors
Vivian in Oklahoma!
Maya Cuevas

Maya is grateful to return to Mac-Haydn for her second year! A recent grad from The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre, her credits include Goodspeed Musicals Festivals: Gloria GROW, Mac-Haydn Theatre: Sarah RAGTIME, Ronnette LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Frenchie GREASE, Armina OKLAHOMA! Playhouse on Park: Carla u/s IN THE HEIGHTS, North Rockland Theatre Society: Aida AIDA, New Generation Theatre: Vanessa IN THE HEIGHTS, The Hartt School: Loraine u/s ALL SHOOK UP. Maya would very much like to thank her parents, siblings, and all of her family for always being her number one supporters, especially throughout the pandemic. She is super thankful to be back at the place she loves- doing what she loves once again!

Anthony DaSilva

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Anthony is thrilled to be spending his first summer here at Mac-Haydn! He is a rising junior at Montclair State University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Infinite thanks to his family, friends, and all who support and create theatre. Select Credits include: Riff (West Side Story), Durdles (Drood), Melchior (Spring Awakening). Instagram: @antthology . Go Red Hawks!

Roles this Season

Clarius and Dap in Camelot (Debut)
Ronnie Driscoll in Curtains
John/Salesman/Paramount Crew/Guard in Sunset Boulevard
Dipstick in The Pinocchio Show
Danny Zuko in Grease
Conductor in Ragtime
Night Monster in Martin and Mee-Lo
Priest in Little Shop of Horrors
Ensemble in Oklahoma!
Chelsea Lynne Myers

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Californian by birth, New Yorker at heart. BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (CAP 21). Favorite roles: Hunyak in Chicago, (Greenbrier Valley Theatre, WV) Emma/understudy Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, (Village Theatre, WA) and Larato/understudy to Nicole Scherzinger in Two Lost Worlds (NYC). Love and thanks to the Mac-Haydn team, family, Liz and Mike. For Ashley.

Roles this Season

Lady Anne in Camelot (Debut)
Bambi Bernet in Curtains
Secretary/Lisa/Danielle/Astrologer in Sunset Boulevard
Madame Azure in The Pinocchio Show
Patty Simcox in Grease
Kathleen in Ragtime
Night Monster in Martin and Mee-Lo
Dental Assistant in Little Shop of Horrors
Sylvie in Oklahoma!
Joe Hornberger

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Joe Hornberger Mac-Haydn Debut Summer! Off-Broadway: Frankenstein (The Players Theatre). Regional: Elf (The Fireside Theatre), One Thousand Words (Chicago Musical Theatre Festival), Peter and the Wolf (Lookingglass Theatre/Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and Breath (ArtsEmerson). Concert: Spring Awakening (54 Below). BFA Emerson College. Many thanks to John, Monica, everyone at The Mac, RSO, Lindsay, friends and family, and always to Mom. JoeGHornberger.com @hornburgalar

Roles this Season

Sir Lionel in Camelot (Debut)
Brick Hawvermale in Curtains
Finance Man/Cliff/Salesman/Paramount Crew/Jones in Sunset Boulevard
Carl/Pinocchio in The Pinocchio Show
Roger in Grease
Stanford White in Ragtime
Grott in Martin and Mee-Lo
Skip Snip in Little Shop of Horrors
Slim in Oklahoma!
Deshaun Tost

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

DeShaun Tost is a baritone hailing from Steubenville, Ohio. He graduated in 2018 from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s integrated program. Last summer he was a cast member in various productions at the Ohio Light Opera. He is delighted to be working here at the Mac-Haydn Theatre this season, and looks forward to bringing this outstanding repertoire to life.

Roles this Season

Sir Sagramore in Camelot (Debut)
Roy Stetson in Curtains
Finance Man/Glenn/Salesman in Sunset Boulevard
Cricket in The Pinocchio Show
Vince Fontaine in Grease
Coalhouse Gang in Ragtime
Nicholas in Martin and Mee-Lo
Pimp in Little Shop of Horrors
Joe in Oklahoma!
Sarah Kozma

After spending her past two summers as a member of the stage management team (Production Stage Manager/2018, Assistant Stage Manager/2017), Sarah is returning to The Mac-Haydn for a third season in a new administrative role! She is excited to take on the responsibilities of ‘Digital Content Coordinator’ for the Mac’s 51st season and cannot wait to document the life and atmosphere of this season’s productions through photos and videos. Regional credits include: THE FLAMINGO KID (World Premiere), JEEVES & WOOSTER IN “PERFECT NONSENSE” (North American Premiere), A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (World Premiere), AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (World Premiere), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Hartford Stage, THE LITTLE MERMAID, NINE WIVES (World Premiere), and LES MISERABLES at The Sharon Playhouse. www.sarahkozma.com @sarahkozma

Angie Colonna

Look out old Mac is back!! Angie is beyond thankful to be returning to a theatre she calls home. Angie made her Mac-Haydn debut in 2019, receiving a nomination for Broadway Worlds Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Rizzo in Grease. Angie is thrilled to take on the role of dance captain and choreographer this summer! Angie is so grateful to be able to continue spreading joy, being an ally and lifting others up all while doing what she loves most. Thank you John, James, Jill and my dear friend Spates for all your continued love and support! Angie dedicates everything she does to her Colonna Army. You’re my way, my moon and my life. After all this time, we survived! Always.

Nick Miller

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Nick Miller is ecstatic to be part of MacHaydn Theatre’s 2019 summer season! Nick has been active on musical and operatic stages in his home state of Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, and surrounding New York City. Most recently, he been seen as Falstaff in Mixed Precipitation’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Plunkett in Utopia Opera’s Martha, and Judd in the Engeman Theatre’s Oklahoma! Aside from his stage work, Nick is also an active instructor in many musical disciplines and an avid double bass player.

Roles this Season

Lancelot in Camelot (Debut)
Oscar Shapiro in Curtains
Cord Elam in Oklahoma!
Alison Zador

Alison is a New York City based Costumer. She is honored to returning for her second season here at the Mac-Haydn as Costume Shop Manager and a Resident Costume Designer. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Alison moved to NYC in 2017 and has been working on such productions as the Phantom of the Opera International Tour, Bronx Tale National Tour, Sound of Music National Tour, and as a Costume Coordinator for various cruise lines. Previous Mac-Haydn design credits include Hunchback of Notre Dame, Camelot, Grease, Martin and Meelo, and now Little Shop of Horrors.

Creative Roles this Season

Costume Designer - Camelot : Grease : Little Shop of Horrors
Joshua Gallagher

Joshua E. Gallagher is a graduate candidate in the stage design program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Prior to returning to school, he was freelancing as a scenic designer, scenic artist, and props artisan in the Philadelphia area for three years. Recent properties design credits include James and the Giant Peach, The Wizard of Oz (Limelight Performing Arts Center) and the puppet and mask design for Beauty and the Beast (Millbrook Playhouse).

www.joshuaegallagher.com

Creative Roles this Season

Props Designer - Season
Corbin White

Corbin is a sound designer, composer and media programmer currently completing his BFA in Sound Design at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Corbin is returning for his second season with the Mac-Haydn. He has also worked as an engineer and designer for Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock MO, Short North Stage in Columbus, OH, and Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, VA, where he worked on the new musical Atlantis. Favorite credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, Heathers: The Musical, The Fantasticks, Angels in America, Dreamgirls, Hair, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. In his spare time, Corbin enjoys writing and playing music, reading biographies, and programming interactive media.

Meredith Lustig

Thrilled to be back at the Mac! Regional: Blanche DuBois/A Streetcar Named Desire, Agnes/Maid of Orleans (Opera Company Middlebury), Gianetta/L’Elisir D’Amore, Cephisia/Orpheus (New York City Opera), Laurie/Oklahoma (Mac-Hayden Theater), Eurydice/Orpheus in the Underworld (Virginia Opera), Fiona/Brigadoon (Theater Zone Naples), Musetta/La Boheme (Syracuse Opera). Papagena/Magic Flute, Zina/Dark Sisters, Carolina/Il Matrimonio Segreto, Clorinda/Cenerentola (Pittsburgh Opera); Daisy/The Great Gatsby (Aspen Opera Theater), and Bella/An American Tragedy, Carrie us/Carousel (Glimmerglass). As a soloist, Meredith has appeared on the stages of Lincoln Center, Carnegie hall, and Town Hall Theater. Symphonic appearances: Candide (Philadelphia Orchestra), Serenade to Music (Chicago Symphony), Bernstein’s Mass (Ravinia Festival, Philadelphia Orchestra), Knoxville Summer 1915 (Symphoria NY), headliner for the Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Steamboat Springs Symphony, The Virginia Arts Festival and Canada’s Centre National Des Arts. TV: Dickenson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and PBS Great Performances’ presentation of Bernstein’s Mass. Love to M&C. meredithlustig.com @meredithlustig

Roles this Season

Lilli Vanessi (Katherine) Kiss Me, Kate
Alumni Spotlight: Jelani Alladin

Jelani Alladin (Mac-Haydn, 2011) talks to us about creating the role of Kristoff in Broadway’s Frozen, working for Disney and the audition process.

Jelani you recently had the opportunity to originate a role in a Broadway show! What about that experience differed from your expectations?

Bringing to life a character in the biggest animation hit of all time is no small task. I was never expecting it to be easy, but I could have never imagined the great number of challenges in trying to honor what people know and love about the character and blend it with my own identity as an artist. I was lucky that Kristoff and I meet in many places, but there were some that we didn’t. I had to rise to the occasion!
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Vivien Gorman

Vivien Gorman is 10 years old and excited for the opportunity to perform with Mac-Haydn Theater. Vivien was TInkerbell in Peter Pan with Broadway Sings! She played Woodstock in You’re a God Man Charlie Brown and also performed in Alice in Wonderland with Debuts Theater. In dance theater productions, she was in: Seussical, Beauty and the Beast and Trolls. Vivien has been in The Nutcracker with Northeast Ballet for 4 years. Vivien enjoys ballroom dance, tumbling, tap, jazz and ballet. Vivien also plays the piano and studies voice with Lisa Franklin.

Roles this Season

Gertie in Annie
Maeve Gorman

Maeve Gorman is 12 years old and excited to be performing at Mac-Haydn Theater. Maeve was John in Peter Pan with Broadway SIngs! She played Sally in You’re a God Man Charlie Brown. Other local shows include: Alice in Wonderland with Debuts Theater and The Nutcracker with Northeast Ballet for 4 years. Theatrical dance productions include: Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, and Trolls. Maeve studies ballroom dance, tumbling, tap, jazz, ballet and pointe. She also plays the piano and studies voice with Lisa Franklin.

Roles this Season

Juy in Annie
Fiona Gorman

Fiona Gorman is 7 years old and is thrilled to be performing at Mac-Haydn Theater. Fiona was in Peter Pan with Broadway Sings! She was in a dance theater production of Trolls. Fiona studies ballroom dance, tap, jazz, tumbling and ballet. Fiona plays the piano and studies voice with Lisa Franklin​.

Roles this Season

Molly in Annie
Hannah Wisdom

Hannah Wisdom is excited to be performing in her very first show at the Mac Haydn Theatre. Hannah lives in Hudson with her family and attends the Hudson Junior High. She is in the sixth grade, and enjoys music, art, dance and science. Her most recent roles include Ugly from Honk, Rajah in Aladdin, Madame De La Grande Buche in Beauty and the Beast and Baloo in The Jungle Book. She would like to thank the cast and crew for letting her be a part of this incredible production.

Roles this Season

Josie in Annie
Braeden Van Wie

Braeden is thrilled to be returning to MacHaydn theatre for her first appearance in a main stage show. Braeden is entering 8th grade in the Chatham Middle school. Her passions are musical theatre and horse back riding at Dreaming Tree Farm!! Braeden would like to thank the entire cast for being so nice to her and wants to wish them all the best of luck in the future.

Roles this Season

Izzy in Annie
Jane B. Fischer

Jane has been performing at the Mac since 2011 performing on both the main stage (Carousel and Music Man) and Children’s Theatre. When she’s not at the theater she competes with her horse Tornado at WNEPHA hunter jumper events. Many thanks to John, Monica, and Patrick for another fun summer at the Mac and to her family and friends for all the love and support.

Roles this Season

Sunny in Annie
Sachie Capitani

Sachie Capitani, a rising 8th grader, is thrilled make her Mac-Haydn debut. Theater credits include Gypsy (The Cape Playhouse), Music Man (North Shore Music Theatre), Trumpet of the Swan(Wheelock Family Theater), and various shows with Watertown Children’s Theatre. Film/TV credits include Good Kill, The Homesman, War on Everyone, and Breaking Bad. When not singing or dancing, Sachie likes to read, ski, and binge watch The Office. Thanks to Mac Haydn for this amazing opportunity.

Roles this Season

Kate in Annie
Mallory Bourgault

Mallory is delighted to be making her professional debut at the Mac! This is her second time performing the role of Molly. A recent cabaret style show with Broadway Sings allowed her to play Young Cosette, Baby June, and other iconic roles. Mallory is a 3rd grader in Averill Park, NY, where she enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Roles this Season

Molly in Annie
Kylie Benoit

Kylie is excited to make her professional debut at Mac-Haydn! She’s an 11 year old from western Massachusetts with a huge voice who loves to sing, dance and act. Her dream is to perform professionally on Broadway. Favorite roles include Amaryllis in The Music Man (Unity House Players) and July in Annie (Broad Brook Opera House). Kylie is a member of Broadway Youth Ensemble (NYC) and can next be seen in the starring role of Matilda at Northern Stage, an Equity theater in White River Junction, Vermont. She thanks her family and friends for their support! Instagram: kyliebenoit_official

Roles this Season

Tessie in Annie
Meet Our Annies!

You can’t do Annie without an amazing young actress in the title role. Well, we have two of them! We are so excited to introduce Annabel Feigen and Rieleigh Smith, the two incredible girls taking on the most famous orphan in Musical Theatre history. We sat down for a chat about dogs, the show and working at the Mac-Haydn.

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Annabel Feigen

Annabel is excited to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut as Annie! Favorite recent roles include: Morticia in The Addams Family Jr. at Random Farms, Ariel in The Tempest at the White Heron Theatre and Gertrude in Seussical Jr. Annabel has been in many other youth productions including Into the Woods at Broadway Workshop, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shrek, The Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast. Thank you to everyone at the Mac-Haydn Theatre and my Mommy, Daddy, Jaja, friends, and teachers for all their love and support!

Roles this Season

Annie in Annie
Sarah Kawalek

Sarah is back at The Mac— her favorite summer home— and she couldn’t be happier! MHT credits: Annie (Lily St. Regis); Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie Muldoon, dance captain). Other credits include: Elf (Ensemble); Ogunquit Playhouse. Love And Other Fables (Ensemble, Lycaena u/s); Theatre By The Sea. For Tonight: A New Musical (Mrs. Parry); Goodspeed. Grease (Marty, Associate Choroegrapher); New Bedford Festival Theatre. Endless love and thanks to her parents for just about everything, and a special thank you Monica and John. www.sarahkawalek.com. “Devin, this one’s for you.”

Roles this Season

Evelyn Nesbitt in Ragtime
Lauren Wrigley

Lauren Wrigley (she/her) is thrilled to be back at the Mac this summer! She recently completed her senior year at the college of Saint Rose, where she double majored in English education and special education, with a minor in drama. As a Chatham Native, Lauren has been spending her summers with the team since age 9 and wouldn’t have it any other way! In the past, you’ve seen her running around the theatre both onstage (Hello Dolly, Saturday Night Fever, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and behind the scenes (summer ’17 & ’18 apprentice). This season you can find her in the box office and beyond. When not here at the theatre, you can find Lauren pursuing her love of writing and performing her original music. Huge thanks to the whole Mac-Haydn family for so many years of memories, let’s make some more! @lauren_wrigley

Tales from the Tours…

Two stars from our upcoming Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quinto Ott (Frollo) and Laura Helm (Esmeralda), have toured extensively over the last few years. They chat with us about their experiences and how the Mac-Haydn helped prepare them.

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Elsa Poynter

Elsa Poynter is from Higginsville, Missouri, and is incredibly excited to be working with the Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer! She recently graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in theatre and is happy to be using her myriad of skills while working as a scenic constructor for the Mac-Haydn’s fiftieth anniversary season. Elsa has spent her life striving to create and tell stories any way she can, and theatre has been just the avenue to do it. Per audacia ad astra!

Andres Vahos

Andres Vahos is a freelance drummer, percussionist, and educator based in the New York City Metropolitan area. From ballet orchestras to hip-hop acts, Andres enjoys playing many styles of music on a regular basis. He has been heard at Carnegie Hall, on PBS National Broadcasts, and in performances receiving critical acclaim from The New York Times. Andres has also performed as a drum/percussion substitute in the Off-Broadway productions ‘Cyrano’ (starring Peter Dinklage), and ‘For Colored Girls…’ at the Public Theater. Andres takes great pride in teaching all ages and abilities through his private percussion and drum studio, presentations, and clinics along the East Coast. His students have achieved high honors in New York State and have gone onto acclaimed institutions such as the Juilliard Pre-College Program and top university percussion programs.

Fred Frabotta

Fred Frabotta has just returned from playing the role of Herr Schultz in the Cabaret National Tour. His favorite roles include Alfred Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Uncle Fester (The Addams Family), Herr Schultz (Cabaret), Doc (West Side Story) and and Franz Liebkind (The Producers). Performing venues include Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Highlands Playhouse, Interlakes Summer Theatre, Worcester Foothills Theatre and Worcester Forum Theatre. He earned his Bachelor and Masters Degrees at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. Very pleased to be performing at MacHaydn Theatre. Website: www.fredfrabottaactor.com

Roles this Season

Herr Schultz in Cabaret
The Lynne Haydn Memorial Fund

Remembering our founder Lynne Haydn.

If there’s one thing Lynne loved, it was the theatre filled with an audience having a wonderful experience. It was her vision and tenacity that allowed the Mac-Haydn to produce 50 years of outstanding theatre right in the heart of Columbia County. Ticket prices alone do not cover all the theatre’s expenses, and it is only with the generous support of friends like you that the theatre is able to grow and flourish.

Please consider making a donation in Lynne’s memory and we will continue to honor her and Linda’s lasting legacy on stage each day.

Remembrance of Lynne at The Mac-Haydn Theatre

Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am.

We have been so moved by the many tributes and stories that people have shared with us over recent weeks and we would love to hear more. Please send your funny and inspiring stories to eledford@machaydntheatre.org. We will be reading as many of them as we can at the service as well as compiling a memory book in Lynne’s honor. Lynne meant the world to so many people and the stories are endless – thank you for sharing them! We also would love to see your pictures so send those along too!

If you plan on attending the memorial, please RSVP to Dee Lashway at dlashway@machaydntheatre.org and let her know how many will be attending.

Thank you once again for your tireless support. Lynne would be so proud of the work we are doing and your part in that work cannot be understated.

Monica Gonzalez- Burgos

Mónica González Burgos is pretty excited to be a part of Mac-Haydn’s 50th season! Originally from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; she took a leap of faith and moved overseas to follow her dreams of working in theatre. While her background was originally in communications, little did she know that her technical courses would be the spark that would eventually lead her to pursue and obtain a Master’s Degree in Audio Arts from Syracuse University, focusing on live sound for Musical Theatre. Her regional work includes The Three Musketeers, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Wizard of Oz and Next to Normal.

Kira Williams

Kira Williams is a graduate from Missouri Western State University. She has a major in Theatre Performance but has found a love for all things hair and makeup. Her favorite shows that she has worked on are Clybourne Park, A Raisin in the Sun, and the Drowsy Chaperone. She is originally from Saint Joseph, Missouri and has two puppies that she misses very much back home.

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee is pleased to be a part of her first season with the Mac-Haydn Theatre. Recent credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway (U/S Costume Department Intern), Ain’t Too Proud National Tour (Costume Department Intern), short film Daughter of Ruin (Design), Twelfth Night (Design) with Montclair State University, the premiere of Larry Keigwin’s Mad Rush (Design), Seussical (Design) and Romeo and Juliet (Design) with the New London Barn Playhouse.

Jess Petino

Jess Petino is a recent graduate of Montclair State University, with a BFA in Theatre and a Concentration in Scenic and Costume Design. She has recently worked on In the Red and Brown Water (Projections Design), Anything Goes (Scenic Design), West Side Story (Scenic Design) and Iphigenia at Aulis (Projection Design). Jess is from Staten Island, New York. She is also a terrible ukulele player, can only play one part of one song on piano, and an avid dog lover.

Bruce De La Cruz

Bruce De La Cruz graduated from Kean University with a B.M. In Piano Performance with an emphasis in pedagogy. Bruce enjoys being an active freelance musician, music director, arranger, accompanist, and private teacher. Bruce is a staff accompanist at Paper Mill Playhouse and accompanies various classes and lessons at Montclair University and Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Bruce has most recently served as music director for 13, High School Musical, Rent, Legally Blonde, If/Then, Title of Show, School of Rock Youth Production, Wendy’s Shadow (original musical), American Idiot and has recently conducted a full orchestra in a concert version of Porgy and Bess.

Roles this Season

Sasha Iljinsky in Curtains

Creative Roles this Season

Music Director - Curtains
Betsy Padamonsky

Betsy spent the last year traveling the country as Donna in the Farewell National Tour of Mamma Mia!, and is overjoyed to be returning to the island again! Betsy ventured around the world as a principal vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Line, and met her husband onboard, and is always up for fun adventures. Favorite roles; Joseph…Dreamcoat(Narrator), Grand Hotel(Rafaella), Godspell(Robin), & Shout! The Mod Musical(Orange Girl). Big THANKS to everyone at Mac-Haydn esp. John and Monica for all they have done for her, and for this incredible opportunity to share this beautiful story with the people of Chatham! Love to my family, friends, and most of all Ian, for their unwavering love and support! “Here We Go Again!” Instagram: @betsypadamonsky Website: www.betsypadamonsky.com

Roles this Season

Mrs. Meeker/Nadler in Funny Girl
Donna in Mamma Mia
James Benjamin Rodgers

Born in Wellington and based in New-York James has performed with The MDR Sinfonieorchester, The Kurt Weill Festival, The Ravinia Festival, The Argento Ensemble, The Merola Opera Program, The Paul Dresher Ensemble and New Zealand Opera. Roles include the title roles in Candide, Young Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde, Jean Valjean: Les Misérables, Anthony Hope: Sweeney Todd, Kudrjash: Kátya Kabanová, Captain Von Trapp: Sound of Music, Frank Butler: Annie Get Your Gun, Camille: The Merry Widow. James is a passionate advocate of art song and the music of Kurt Weill. www.jamesbenjaminrodgers.com

Roles this Season

Featured Performer To Sondheim With Love
Julie Galorenzo

Julie is thrilled to be back at the Mac as the Company Manager and performer! Previous MHT credits include Xanadu (Melpomene), Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Funny Girl (Mrs. Strakosh), and Damn Yankees (Meg). Regional credits include: The Spitfire Grill (Effy, Vanguard Theatre Company), Xanadu (Melpomene, Arizona Broadway Theatre), Ragtime (Emma Goldman: Mac-Haydn, BCEFA, Axelrod PAC), The Secret Garden (Mrs. Winthrop, Palace Theatre NH), Legally Blonde (Paulette: CST, UCPAC, various), Oliver (Widow Corney, Palace Theatre NH). Select NYC/Additional: Wendy’s Shadow (Smee: NYMF, UCPAC), Show Choir! (Millie, NYMF), Metropolitan Music (York Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett, Light Opera NJ), It Shoulda Been You (Jenny, 4th Wall), 25th..Bee (Rona, various). AEA. BA Marymount Manhattan. juliegalorenzocoaching.com TikTok & IG: @juliegalorenzocoaching

Lauren Palmeri

Lauren is thrilled to back at the Mac-Hadyn Theatre where she appeared in A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), and The Sound of Music (Leisl) in 2008! Most recently seen as the lead production vocalist on Princess Cruise Lines’ World Cruise. National Tours: Elf the musical (First Nat’L) , Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle cover). Regional credits include tick,tick…BOOM! (Susan), Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), My Fair Lady, Carousel (Julie Jordan), and Ragtime (Mother). And lead vocalist at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City and at The Fallsview Casino in Ontario. Much love to Mom and Dad! www.laurenpalmerionline.com

Roles this Season

Fanny Brice in Funny Girl
Chris Cherin

Chris Cherin is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut! Chris recently finished a contract in Woodstock, Vermont playing Woof in a production of Hair. He is proud to have portrayed both Prince Charming and Flynn Rider in musical productions on board the beautiful Disney Magic Cruise Line. During his two years on board, Chris traveled to 26 different countries, making unforgettable memories. Chris also welcomes his first nephew into the world, born March 16, 2018! Many thanks to the community for opening up their arms and making me feel at home. Peace and love!

Roles this Season

Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl
Atsushi Eda

Atsushi couldn’t be more excited to be back at the Mac-Haydn after he appeared in last season’s ANYTHING GOES and HELLO, DOLLY!. Originally from Tokyo, Japan. Credits include: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, GUYS AND DOLLS, FUNNY GIRL and MARY POPPINS. Many thanks and love to John, Monica, Dee and the Mac family.

Roles this Season

Bouley in Damn Yankees
Stagehand/ Groom in Funny Girl
Quinto Ott

Quinto Ott (Dom Claud Frollo) is thrilled to be returning to the Mac-Haydn. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, and a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Quinto has played various roles here including Bill Sikes in Oliver!, Cogsworth in Beauty & the Beast and Alonso Smith in Meet me in St Louis. He originated and played the role of Don Attilio on the new North American tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Quinto is involved in some new works, including recently playing Harry Bennett in reading of A Most Dangerous Man; An American Opera and Tobias Bridge (& understudy to Billy Bones) in a new musical Treasure Island at the Fulton Theatre. www.quintoott.com

Roles this Season

Dom Claud Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Corinne Tork

Corinne is thrilled to be performing at Mac-Haydn theatre for the first time this summer! Some of her favorite credits include: Radio City and The Christmas Spectacular touring company, The New York USO, A Chorus Line and Chicago at Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Zombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and multiple shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines and Oceania Cruises. Corinne would like to thank John Saunders and Bryan Knowlton for giving her the opportunity to work with them again, her magnificent mama for always believing in her, and God for always looking out.

Roles this Season

Lola in Damn Yankees
Grace Farrell Annie
Rieleigh Smith

Rieleigh Smith (Annie) is thrilled for her first production with the renowned Mac-Haydn Theater for their 50th season! Rieleigh attends Farnsworth MS and lives in Altamont, NY. Recent credits: Oliver (Oliver) at FMS, Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Ollie Herdman), The Music Man (Amaryllis) at Park Playhouse and Annie (Annie) with SYFI. Rieleigh thanks the production team at Mac-Hadyn and her family for their love and support.

Roles this Season

Annie in Annie
Tom Dallas (ERIN TEST)

John Saunders is honored to be working alongside this fantastic cast, crew, box office team, ushers, coffeehouse gang, and the amazing volunteers. As an actor here: 1776 ( Adams), MY FAIR LADY (Higgins), CAROUSEL (Jigger), THE SECRET GARDEN (Archie), and HAIRSPRAY (Edna). As a director here: THE BAKER’S WIFE, THE PRODUCERS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE FULL MONTY, LES MISERABLES, CHICAGO, OLIVER! and many others. Elsewhere: National Tours: MY FAIR LADY, OLIVER!, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Regionally: The Papermill Playhouse and Northshore Music Theatre. Tremendous gratitude to his fellow directors, designers, and choreographers for the incredibly dynamic and brilliant work they present here. Thanks to Monica, Paul, Neal, James, Dee, Josh, Kevin, Jimm, Jeanne, Larry and Barbara for your constant support. And finally, a special thank you to Lynne Haydn for 16 years of opportunities, knowledge, guidance, friendship, and too many laughs to count. Enjoy the show!

Roles this Season

Flo Manero in Saturday Night Fever
Joseph Christianson

Joseph Christianson is thrilled to be back at the Mac-Haydn as the trumpet player. He is a freelance musician/music teacher in the tri-state area. Joe received his Master’s Degree from Montclair State University and his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University. Previous Mac-Haydn productions include: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot, and Hello Dolly. In addition to playing in various ensembles, Joe is a core member of the rock band “Amigos, Amigos!” participating as a trumpet player, singer, and composer.

Spamalot Audience Participation Page

Hello and welcome!

If you are on this page it is probably because you or a loved one recently made an appearance in The Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Production of Spamalot. Enjoy the photos, and tell your friends!

Sunday August 20
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Sunday August 20
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Saturday August 19
8:00 Performance

Saturday August 19
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Friday August 18
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Thursday August 17
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Thursday August 17
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Wednesday August 16
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Sunday August 13
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Saturday August 12
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Friday August 11
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Thursday August 10
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Thursday August 10
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Wednesday August 9
Invited Dress

Rachel Rhodes-Devey

Rachel made her MHT debut at the age of 8, spent many childhood summers at the Mac, was a company member in 2007, and returned to play Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly in 2017. She has performed in major New York City productions, national tours, and regional theatres across the country, but shows like Ragtime are the reason that Rachel does theatre. She hopes the topics of this show stay in your hearts and in your conversations beyond the theatre doors. Consider joining Rachel as a member the ACLU, an organization that fights against racial injustice and for the rights of immigrants daily. Many thanks to John, Monica, the women of BWA, and her very supportive family. Proud member of AEA. www.RachelRhodesDevey.com

Roles this Season

Mother in Ragtime
Tim Williams

Born and raised in Minnesota, Tim trained in building/styling wigs at the Guthrie Theatre. He has worked with wigs/hair at various theatres across the country including: The Alley, Penumbra, Royal Caribbean Productions, and the University of Minnesota at the Guthrie. He has a BA in theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Tim is excited to be working at the Mac this season for the first time!

Mitchell Martin

Mitchell Martin is a free Lance musician and teacher in the New York City area. He has a bachelor’s egree from Oklahoma City University and graduated from New Jersey City University in the spring with a master’s degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance. He is returning for his second season at the Mac-Haydn after performing in Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes and Hello Dolly last season. His most recent performances was performing on Broadway’s Aladdin.

Cathy Lee-Visscher

Cathy is over the moon excited to be back at The Mac and to finally be working with John Saunders. A charter member of the Ghent Playhouse, Cathy has served as their Artistic Director for nearly 10 years. Her credits include directing and acting stints with various theaters in the Capital District, both professional and non-professional. Among her favorite acting roles are Queen Aggravain (Once Upon a Mattress), Countess Charlotte Magnus (A Little Night Music), Arlene (Baby), Various Characters (Quilters), Dorothy Brock (42nd Street), Vera Simpson (Pal Joey), Evangeline Harcourt (Anything Goes). Love and thanks to John, Monica, Jillian, and the tremendously talented Company. Xoxo to my guardian angel.

Roles this Season

Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!
Hannah Sloane

Hannah is a UK based cellist, living and working in London. She is so excited to be making her first trip to the Mac this summer! As the cellist of the Eusebius String Quartet, Hannah has appeared across the UK and live on BBC Radio 3. She also plays regularly as principal cello with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and and as a section player of the London Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and the MultiStory Orchestra. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Hannah retains musical links with the USA, and regularly performs recitals with her duo partners, Allegra Chapman and Jillian Zack.

Kevin Bolt

Kevin Bolt is a rising sophomore at Montclair state University in the BFA theater design tech program with a scenic concentration. He has work on numerous shows in many different capacities. Some of his favorite productions he has worked on include Montclair State University’s AIDA, and his work with the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade. Kevin is also involved in an apprenticeship with I.A.T.S.E Local 59. He is looking forward to being a part of the Mac-Haydn technical team for the 2017 season, and eager to work in the scene shop.

Quinton Champitto

Hello, I am happy to be spending my summer with MHT for the first time and very exited to begin building these amazing shows. I am originally from Raleigh North Carolina, though I am currently a Junior at SUNY Purchase College in the Theatre Design and Technology BFA with a concentration in Technical Direction and Production management. My most recent productions include HOT L BALTIOMORE and L’INCORINAZIONE DI POPPEA at Purchase College, as well as THE MUSIC MAN and ROSCOE at Seagle Music Colony.

Julia Pogue

Julia is excited to be joining the Mac-Haydn Theatre for her first summer stock. She is a recent graduate of Philadelphia University with a BS in Fashion Design. While in school, she interned for the costume departments at the Arden Theatre Co and the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, where she assisted with costume stitching and construction for their prouductions.

Albert Hsueh

Albert Hsueh (Ting-Chou Hsueh) is thrilled to become a part of The Mac-Haydn Theatre family, in the production of ANYTHING GOES. Originally from Taiwan, Albert has been working for several years as a professional actor both in Taiwan and abroad. He was cast in numerous musicals and worked with theater companies throughout Asia. He is a graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and his most recent credit was the PASSPORT TO TAIWAN in Union Square New York City as a featured soloist. Albert would like to thank his family, teachers and friends for all their love and support on his journey.

Roles this Season

Luke in Anything Goes
Andres Vahos

Andres Vahos has had the privilege of performing in a variety of musical venues around the globe as both a drummer and percussionist. From ballet orchestras to hip-hop groups, he has performed in Prague and Beijing, at Carnegie Hall, on PBS National Broadcasts, and in performances receiving critical acclaim from The New York Times. Andres is honored to be at Mac-Haydn this summer and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support; with a special thanks to David for giving him this opportunity.

Noelle Rueschman

Noelle Rueschman (Reed Doubler) is a Florida native who has recently relocated to New York City to pursue her career as a reed doubler specializing in the saxophones, flutes, and clarinets. Noelle graduated from the Florida State University, and is now pursuing a Masters in Woodwind Doubling at New Jersey City University. Noelle is an on-call saxophonist with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Jazz Orchestra, and has played in over 70 musical productions. Noelle was the Mac-Haydn’s 2017 season reed player, and is excited to be back!

Kate Zulauf

Kate is thrilled to return to the Mac-Haydn Theatre after appearing as Stephnie in Saturday Night Feaver last season. Regional: HAIRSPRAY (Penny Pingleton), THE MUSIC MAN (Zaneeta Shinn). Cruise Lines: Disney Cruise Line-Dream (Yzma, Snow White, Cinderella), Holland America Line: Nieuw Amsterdam (Singer/Dancer). Abroad: Tokyo Disney’s Valentine Nights- Concert of Love (Rapunzel). Love to Family, Friends, CC, and JW. KateZulauf.com, Facebook: @KateZulaufActress

Roles this Season

Julia in The Wedding Singer
Sarah Travis

Sarah is thrilled to begin her first season at Mac-Haydn Theatre! A costumer native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, she currently works during the academic year in Bloomington, Indiana at the Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her recent draping work includes HAIRSPRAY and WIZARD OF OZ at Little Theatre on the Square, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRLS and PRIVATE LIVES at Creede Repertory Theatre, and select pieces for FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, RODELINDA and THE MUSIC MAN at IU Opera and Ballet. Sarah would like to thank her friends, family, and co-workers in Bowling Green, Bloomington, and elsewhere for their love and support in making her dream job possible.

Aryn Carr

Aryn Carr is a BFA Theatre Technology and Design student at the University of South Alabama and is very excited for her first summer at Mac-Haydn! Her recent credits include HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (stitcher/Martha), WHEN YOU COMIN’ BACK RED RYDER (stitcher/wardrobe supervisor), THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY (stitcher), and A FLEA IN HER EAR (stitcher/wardrobe supervisor).

Bryce McAllister

Bryce McAllister (Wardrobe Supervisor) is thrilled to be at Mac Haydn this summer! He is a rising senior at Rider University. Most recently he was working in the Wardrobe department of the Off-Broadway show SLEEP NO MORE. Other credits in design and wardrobe include ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, INHERIT THE WIND, THE TEMPEST, WHITE CHRISTMAS, OF THEE I SING, SHE KILLS MONSTERS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Rider University) and AMERICAN IDIOT (Patrick Dorow Productions).

Sarah Kozma

Sarah is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and holds a BFA in Theatre: Design and Technical Theatre. She is thrilled to return to the Mac for the 50th Season after being the ASM in 2017! Regional: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE [World Premiere], MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Hartford Stage), THE LITTLE MERMAID, NINE WIVES [World Premiere], and LES MISERABLES (Sharon Playhouse). www.sarahkozma.com @SarahKozma

Connor Hubbard

Connor is stoked to be returning to MHT! Since last summer, he’s eaten his way through pounds of chocolate performing in Hershey Park’s holiday musical, spent many days at the beach in Ft. Lauderdale performing in ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It” and finally, just finished a turn in Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins.” He’s so grateful to be back!

Roles this Season

George in The Wedding Singer
Bert Healy in Annie
Colin Pritchard

Colin Pritchard is jacked to be back and crack this attack at the Mac! He was last seen here as Bill Austin in Mamma Mia. Some of his favorite MHT roles are Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Igor in Young Frankenstein, Nathan in Guys & Dolls, Wilbur in Hairspray and Bobby in Crazy For You. Other credits include the national tours of Billy Elliot & 42nd Street, as well as regional work at theatres such as Goodspeed, The MUNY, TUTS, Westchester Broadway, among others. Thanks to John, Monica, and the rest of the gang. Special thanks to Jeanne & Larry DuBois. Enjoy the show!

Roles this Season

Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in Curtains
Kelly Gabrielle Murphy

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy: Most recently, Kelly was seen playing Tzeitel in the First National Tour of Fiddler on The Roof directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. Favorite Mac Haydn credits include: Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Florika in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Wendy in Wendy’s Shadow to name a few. She received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Vocal Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College. Kelly would like to thank you for being here and supporting the return of live theater! Lastly, a huge thank you to John and the entire Mac Haydn staff! To learn more or to connect with Kelly visit www.kellygmurphy.com

Joanne Hoch

Joanne Hoch is a BFA Acting major with a Costume minor from Oklahoma City University. She works on many shows at the OCU Costume Shop, past credits include HAIRSPRAY, THE GIVER, AS YOU LIKE IT, and PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS. She has also worked as an assistant costume designer and a wardrobe supervisor. She is very excited to be working on this great season of shows.

Laura Helm

Is excited to be back at the Mac debuting her solo concert! National Tour: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy Harris). Favorite Mac Credits: Joseph…(Narrator), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmerelda), Rent (Maureen), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning), 9 to 5 (Judy Bernly), Les Miserables (Eponine), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), Oliver! (Nancy), Copacabana (Lola), Smokey Joes Cafe (Pattie). She has also performed at NSMT, Goodspeed, Harford Stage, John W. Engeman Theatre and The Palace Theatre. BFA Hartt School. Much love to the Mac-Haydn family!

Roles this Season

Performer and Creator of Laura's at the Helm
Steffany Pratt

Steffany Pratt just completed her Junior year at Montclair State University as a Musical Theatre Major. She was a trainee at the Rochester City Ballet, where she performed in several shows such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Balanchine’s Serenade. Most recently she played Sarah in Company and Erma in Anything Goes. This is Steffany’s second season with The Mac-Haydn Theatre.

Roles this Season

Fan in Damn Yankees

Creative Roles this Season

Dance Captain / Choreographer - Pied Piper
Sam Pickart

Sam Pickart is thrilled to join the MHT family this summer! He is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He would like to thank the incredible MHT team for welcoming him with such kindness, the company for sharing their talents and their hearts, and his family for (quite literally) everything. AMDG.

Roles this Season

Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Billy Crocker in Anything Goes
Gus in Saturday Night Fever
Ensemble in Sweeney Todd
Megan Hasse

Megan Hasse is from Upperville, VA. She is a recent graduate of Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She is thrilled to return to Mac-Haydn after performing in the 2017 Resident Company and Hope in Anything Goes. Megan would like to thank her family and friends, as well as the New York community for supporting local theatre! Your vote matters; visit www.arts.gov to support the National Endowment for the Arts. www.meganhasse.com

Roles this Season

Gloria Thorpe in Damn Yankees
Jared Cowley

Jared is a rising junior at Montclair State University studying to earn his BFA in Musical Theater. He is thrilled to be joining the company of the Mac Haydn’s summer season! His most recent credits include Carmen Ghia in THE PRODUCERS and Baby John in WEST SIDE STORY. He’s also an alum of the Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Conservatory.

Dakota Dutcher

Happy to be back at the Mac-Haydn!”I like long walks on the beach, and … oh, not a dating bio? Sorry.” Last seen on this fantastic stage as Reuben in Joseph…, Evelyn in Anything Goes, Bedevere, Concorde, and Ms. Galahad in Spamalot, Ambrose in Hello, Dolly!, and various others. Thank you to the creative team for always challenging me to be better and to grow in my craft; to this community for always making me feel welcome; to my family for their support in this career; and to my brother who always inspires me to make the most of every day. www.dakotadutcher.com

Roles this Season

Merlin/Pellinore in Camelot
David Thatcher Maglione

David Thatcher Maglione gratefully returns to the Mac for a 5th season! Dave composes music and songs for theater, film, TV, orchestra, and other mixed media, while engaging the emotive influence of Music, Nature, Story, and Ancestry. Music written by Dave has been heard at venues in NYC such as 54 Below, The Laurie Beechman, and The Duplex. Most recently, Maglione was in residence in England at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall, and NDT Broadgate, developing a musical theater project entitled The Only Way Out. David’s work has been developed at multiple stages including living room shares, table workshops, residencies, readings, concerts, commissions, and productions. Proud member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. David-maglione.me

Creative Roles this Season

Music Supervisor
Music Director - A Chorus Line
Assistant Music Director - Urinetown
Rhnea Wright Ausmus

My first show at the Mac was 35 years ago which included Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA and Charity in SWEET CHARITY. If you were around back then, you will remember my one armed Charity run as I broke my arm on opening night-but the show must go on. I was fortunate to play amazing roles here at my b loved Mac- Mabel in MACK N MABEL, Molly in THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, Sugar in SUGUAR, Agnes in I DO, I DO and (Linda’s favorite) Sonia in THEY’RE PLAYIN OUR SONG. My favs here at the Mac in my more Mature years are Louise in ALWAYS….PATSY CLINE (with the fabulous Monica Wemitt directing) , Janette in The FULL MONTY and Calliope in XANADU. What fabulous audiences and family here! I love Mac-Haydn and hope that all the kids training here really know and understand what a special place this is!

James Cella

James is absolutely thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this summer! He comes from just having played the role of Franz in Rock of Ages at the Millbrook Playhouse as well as taking part in a workshop of the new David Byrne musical St. Joan directed by Alex Timbers. In May he received his BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch. Up next he’ll be playing Juror #2 in Twelve Angry Men at the Judson Theatre Co. Many thanks to John and Monica for this wonderful opportunity. MMDB-All my love!

Roles this Season

Lurch in The Addams Family
Joan Faxon

It’s been 37 years since Joan has been seen here at the Mac, where she spent her summers on stage alongside her mother Muriel, the choreographer and her brother Timmy, the percussionist. During that absence she has performed nationally and internationally with many professional and community companies, including the Cohoes Music Hall, where she met and subsequently married (on the same stage) actor/director Sky Vogel. Joan works for the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and coordinates the Governor’s initiative on Domestic Violence and the Workplace. Mom, this one’s for you!

Roles this Season

Nun in Sister Act
Raymond Bailey

Raymond Bailey (Conductor/Keyboards) grew up in southeastern Virginia, where his fixation on music began in pre-school, then attended Yale (later returning to accompany and coach at the University’s School of Drama), before moving to NYC, where he’s lived for the past decade, playing, arranging, teaching, and singing from off-Broadway to as far afield as New Orleans and Moscow. Ray sings with the professional ensemble at St. James’ Church in Manhattan, is on staff at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and did casting and/or music-direction for the Arundel Barn Playhouse (Maine) from 1999 until its closing last year. He feels blessed to be a part of the Mac’s Sister Act and thanks Josh and John and Monica for the opportunity!

Megan McQueeney

Megan McQueeney (Props Master) is thrilled to be working with the Mac-Haydn Theatre again. Some of her work credits include THE BONESETTER/THE REVENGERS TRAGEDY (Spicy Witch Productions), MARY POPPINS (West Virginia Public Theatre), and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Mac-Haydn Theatre). She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting all her endeavors.

Jamie Grayson

Jamie Grayson is #blessed to return to the MHT after eating Power Bars and having feelings as Man in Chair in last season’s THE DROWSY CHAPERONE.. Having appeared on National Tours, many regional productions, and a few shows in NYC, Jamie left “the biz” a few years ago and is now an internationally-recognized baby gear and juvenile product expert who has appeared on Martha Stewart and Today Show, amongst others. You can follow him at Facebook.com/TheBabyGuyNYC. He’s beyond happy to return to his roots here at the MHT and cannot thank YOU all enough for supporting this special place.

Roles this Season

Narrator in Into The Woods
Anthony Christian Daniel

Anthony Christian Daniel is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn family this summer. He has served as Associate Director to Shaun Kerrison on productions of MARY POPPINS featuring Tony Nominee Christiane Noll and the new American Premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, which featured a Broadway star-studded cast and Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers. He recently began working as the Associate Director to Matt Lenz on the upcoming National Tour of CHEERS Live on Stage after working alongside Matt on an all-new production of VICTOR/VICTORIA and the brand new musical THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST. As a performer, Anthony has toured the globe in productions of Disney’s MARY POPPINS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, GREASE, and was an original cast member of the World Premiere production of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. His regional credits include performing at theatres such as the St. Louis MUNY, Riverside Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Atlanta TOTS, among others. Currently Anthony serves as the resident Casting Director for Ogunquit Playhouse, serves on the Faculty at The Growing Studio in NYC, and is the Founder and Director of the In The Spotlight Audition Workshops.

Creative Roles this Season

Director - Sister Act
Not that we like to brag…

Not that we like to brag, but we’d like to brag that we have been voted (thanks to all of you!) the Best Local Live Theatre in Columbia County.
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Joe Bongiorni

Joseph is ecstatic for his debut performance with the Mac-Haydn Theatre. A new face to the theatre world, Joseph recently performed for Arizona Broadway Theatre’s, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”. From a young age he received formal dance training. After graduating from NYC’s The Fashion Institute of Technology, he completed an 8-month contract in the Mediterranean, with the RWS & Associates. Personal motto: You say no to wine, you say no to life.

Roles this Season

Velma's Boy in Chicago
Meet the Children of South Pacific!

The Mac-Haydn Theatre is excited to be working with some amazing children in “South Pacific.” Jerome and Ngana are the children of Emile de Beque and a Polynesian woman who has passed away.

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Kelsey Woods

Kelsey Woods is elated to be performing at Mac-Haydn! A native of Bay City, MI, Kelsey received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Montclair State University. Recent credits: HAIR (Sheila),THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Cathy), 42ND STREET, TARZAN, PETER PAN, THE WILD PARTY and Busch Gardens’ GLORIA. Love to mom, dad, and Courtney.

Roles this Season

Nurse in South Pacific
Prisoner, Reporter, et al in Chicago
Giant/Sleeping Beauty in Into The Woods
Michelle, et al. in Sister Act
Saloon Girl Ancestor in The Addams Family
“There’s a somebody I’m longing to see….” – Berkshire Bright Focus Reviews ‘Nice Work’

J. Peter Bergman of The Berkshire Bright Focus gives a lovely review of “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

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Isabella Pellino

Isabella is a Junior B.F.A. Stage Management and Design and Theatre Technology student at the University of Rhode Island and a Connecticut resident. She has worked as a Carpenter and Scenic Painter in theatre since 2010, and is currently the Student Technical Director at URI Theatre. Previous credits include: LEGALLY BLONDE (Sound Technician), COLUMBINUS (Assistant Stage Manager), IN THE NEXT ROOM (Carpenter/Scenic Artist), AVENUE Q (Sound Technician). Isabella would like to thank her family for their endless support and her co-workers for their brilliant work.

Owen Lenz

Vermont based violinist, Owen Lenz, has been performing actively throughout New England and New York for the past 15 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where he studied with Laurie Smukler. Since graduating, Owen has enjoyed frequent performances in musical theater and opera productions throughout the region. He is greatly looking forward to joining the Mac-Haydn theatre for his second summer in productions of CHICAGO and SOUTH PACIFIC.

Zachary Greer Emerson

Zachary is a BFA candidate at the UNC School of the Arts, with an intense focus in Wig & Makeup Design. His past credits at UNCSA include: IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE (AWM/A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute), THE NUTCRACKER BALLET (WMU), THE MATCHMAKER (WMU), and NINE (WMU). He has also designed and worked on multiple short films and commercials in North Carolina. He is ecstatic to be back at The Mac-Haydn Theatre for his second time, and their 49th season. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support.

Roles this Season

Ishmaelite in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Creative Roles this Season

Wig and Makeup Designer
Michelina Abrahamzon

Michelina Abrahamzon is delighted to join the Mac-Haydn team this summer! She most recently acted as Wardrobe Supervisor at Arizona Broadway Theatre. She graduated in 2010 from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Costume Design & Technology. Other theatre credits include: Olney Theatre Center and Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Rachel Aberman

Rachel Aberman is thrilled to be joining The Mac-Hadyn Theatre team this summer for the first time! She is currently a student at Muhlenberg College. She is working to earn her B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in costume design and minors in Studio Art and Women and Gender Studies. To see more of her work you can check out her portfolio at: rachelabermanartportfolio.weebly.com. She would like to thank her family for their love, the costume shop staff for their support, and Jimm Halliday for this incredible opportunity.

Anne Vick

Anne Vick is delighted to be working with everyone at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for the first time on this wonderful show. Anne is an NYC based choreographer/director, teaching artist and performer. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and was a recipient of the 2015/16 observer fellowship with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Recent projects include: FOREVER PLAID (Director/Choreographer, Ocean City Theatre Company) SWING! (Choreographer, OCTC), GUYS AND DOLLS (Choreographer, OCTC), JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT, (Choreographer, OCTC) , CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN (Assistant Choreographer, New York Musical Theatre Festival winner) and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Assistant Choreographer, Merry Go Round Playhouse). Thanks to this amazing cast, crew and team for all your hard work! A special thanks to John for bringing me into the fold, Maddy for being my partner in this, and many, crimes. And Josh, for everything.

Creative Roles this Season

Assistant to the Director/Choreographer - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Heather Farney

Heather Farney is so excited to be back at the Mac.  She was last seen at MHT as Kathy Selden in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and Natalie in ALL SHOOK UP.  Other favorite credits include MARY POPPINS (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), WEST SIDE STORY (Fireside Theatre), SECRET GARDEN (Capital Repertory Theatre), and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Music Theatre of Wichita).  Thanks to the Mac-Haydn family for this opportunity and to her family and friends for their love and support.  Philippians 4:6-7

Roles this Season

Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Robby Moser

Robby Moser studied trumpet performance and music education at University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music for his undergraduate and Yale University for his masters.  During his studies at these universities he attended the Brevard Music Center, Hot Springs Music Festival, National Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival on the New Horizon fellowship, Pierre Monteux Orchestra, Opera Maya Opera Company, Lake George Music Festival (Artist in Residence) and faculty trumpet teacher at Luzerne Music Festival in upstate New York.  After completing Yale, he has enjoyed traveling and performing across the world playing in pits for Shen Yun Performing Arts Ballet, Princess Cruise line productions and the international tour of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Katherine Wainscott

Katherine Wainscott is a Junior BFA Production and Design student at Montclair State University. Notable MSU credits include: DANCE COLLAGE 2016 (PSM), PERFECTLY FRANK (PSM), SING FOR YOUR SUPPER (PSM), THE DIRTY 9 Sketch/Comedy Group (PSM), BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (ASM), HAIR (Props Head), THE PERSIANS (ASM), WORKS-A-FOOT 2014 (ASM). She is very excited to work with so many amazing artists this summer!

Edward W. Hardy

A critically acclaimed violinist, violist and composer, Edward W. Hardy performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and England, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Gaillard Center and Princess Anne Theatre, among others. Composition credits: THE WOODSMAN (New World Stages/59E59/Ars Nova), HAMLET (Theatre of War), JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE (Dean Irby), THE MASTER OF MARGARITA (David Bassuk), NO EXIT (Yellow House Pictures), A BROOKLYN BOY (National Black Theatre). He has worked in cooperation with BAFTA, Google, Grand Canyon NACAP, Trilogy Opera. Edward earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with honors. www.edwardwhardy.com

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Don Dolan

This is Don’s first appearance on the Mac-Haydn stage.  He holds a BA in Theatre from SUNY Plattsburgh.  His most recent role was that of Irish mechanic Jack Mullen in The Ghent Playhouse production of THE WEIR. Don has appeared in multiple shows with Upstage Productions including  SHREK THE MUSICAL (The Bishop), LEGALLY BLONDE (The Professor), BYE-BYE BIRDIE (The Mayor), ANNIE (FDR), and THE WIZARD OF OZ (The Tin Man).  He is retired from the Hew York State Offices of Children and Family Services, and lives in Hudson, NY, with his wife Lisa and son Michael.

Roles this Season

Senator Max Evergreen in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Zackary Horan

Zackary Horan is currently a student at Montclair State University, studying technical theater. He is very excited to be a part of the Mac-Haydn Theater family and is looking forward to the season.

Abigail Stenner

Abigail Stenner is delighted to be working as the costume shop’s Cutter/Draper with The Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer.  She is originally from Newarkm Delaware, but for the past two years worked at The Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky.   She has a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design from the University of Delaware with minors in Theatre Production and Fashion History.  If you would like to learn more about Abigail check out her portfolio here: http://acstenner.wix.com/acsportfolio  She wishes everyone a productive and exciting summer!

Doug Hearn

Doug is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn family this season! He is a native of Wichita, KS, and has enjoyed a career both on and off stage since 2010. Notable set design credits include NOISES OFF (Wichita Center for the Arts), INTO THE WOODS (Heather Mueller Circle), JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL (Wichita Children’s Theatre), and most recently JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (WCT). Many thanks to the amazing production staff for their talents, and the guys at Fairview for the good vibes!

Jennifer Motta

Jennifer Motta is a graduate of the BFA Production and Design program at Montclair State University. Her past credits at Montclair State University include: WEST SIDE STORY (PSM); WORKS-A-FOOT ’16 (PSM); TRIUMPH OF LOVE (PSM); DIE FLEDERMAUS (PSM); DANCEWORKS ‘15 (PSM); WORKS-A-FOOT ‘14 (PSM); Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA (ASM); THE PRODUCERS (ASM); GIANNI SCHICCI (ASM); New Play Festival 13’ (ASM); FALSETTOS (ASM); CITY OF ANGELS (ASM); MIDDLETOWN (ASM). Motta was the PSM at The Mac-Haydn Theatre for their 2016 summer season and is ecstatic to be returning for the 2017 season.

Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon

Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon is back at the Mac! Monk can be found on stages from Saratoga to the Berkshires. Here in the round, he’s been in THE MUSIC MAN, The FANTASTICKS, LES MISERABLES, ANNIE, STATE FAIR and DAMN YANKEES and now SOUTH PACIFIC! Monk is a professional stage, film, commercial and voice actor. www.monksvoice.com

Roles this Season

Welch in Damn Yankees
Austin Woodward

Austin graduated with a B.A. In Theatrical Studies from Ball State University in 2015. A native Indiana resident, he is excited to be working at Mac-Hayden Theatre for the first time. Other shows he has worked on include INTO THE WOODS, EQUUS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and OKLAHOMA. He want to thank his parents, Art and Monika, his brother, Dylan, and Matt for their loving support.

Rick Hambright

Rick Hambright is the retired Chair of the East Greenbush, NY Music Department. He has played with the National Tours of AVENUE Q, GREASE, THE FULL MONTY, THE DROWSY CHAPARONE et al. Mac-Haydn Theater, Park Playhouse, Proctors, Cohoes Music Hall, Capital Repetory Theater, Papermill Playhouse et al.

Ken Swinkin

Ken Swinkin is a New York City-based theater drummer. He has played for U.S. tours of THE MUSIC MAN, STAND BY YOUR MAN –THE TAMMY WYNETTE STORY, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Europe he played for a tour of GREASE. He’s very happy to be back at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for his fifth summer here.

Rolin Mains

Rolin Mains has lived in Nashville since 1994. He has worked as a pianist/keyboard player, record producer, Music Director, conductor, and composer. Highlights include a 1997 Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year as producer and voted “Best Music Director” by the Nashville Scene in 2011. As Music Director Mr. Mains was in residence with the highly acclaimed Street Theatre Company in Nashville, directing over 30 different shows from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Mains composed all music and performed a live underscore for the winter productions of TWELFTH NIGHT and KING LEAR for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Creative Roles this Season

Children's Theatre Music Director
Rider Q. Stanton

Rider Q. Stanton is a Sound Designer and Audio Engineer from the Berkshires of Massachusetts. He has spent the past four years working with the Berkshire Theatre Group as a Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, and Keyboard Programmer. Last summer, Rider traveled to Switzerland to design for Cirque Starlight, and toured with the company as their Audio Engineer. He has also been the Sound Designer at the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center in Sheffield, MA since 2012. Design Credits include PETER PAN, CHICAGO, LION KING, THE MUSIC MAN, GREASE, WILLY WONKA, ANNIE, SWEENEY TODD and OLIVER!. Rider looks forward to joining the team at the Mac-Haydn this season, and would like to thank Lynne and John for the opportunity.

Creative Roles this Season

Sound Designer
Maddy Apple

Maddy is thrilled to return to Mac-Haydn this season and make her directorial debut! Favorite Choreography Credits: BERNARDA ALBA (Long Island University Post); YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, KISS ME KATE (Mac-Haydn); SWING! THE MUSICAL (Greater Ocean City Theater Co.); THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, COMPANY (NYU-Tisch); THE STORY OF JO-BETH (CAP21); NUNSENSE (MGR Playhouse). Maddy is a proud graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently resides in Astoria, NY. To find out more about Maddy, please visit www.maddyapple.com or follow her on Insta @mappleography. Love and thanks to the Mac-Haydn family and all the Apples!

Creative Roles this Season

Director/Choreographer - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Choreographer - Sister Act
Barbara Peduzzi

Barbara Peduzzi had no intention of ever working in theatre but thought it might be fun to help out in 1969. That season she overheard the director of the first show, My Fair Lady, asking Lynne and Linda if they had the antique birdcage needed in the show and said “I think my mother has one in her antique shop”. That started her working on props and she has worked at Mac-Haydn ever since. Barbara has been full time with the Mac since 2002 in various capacities. She is very proud of her daughter Sara, step-daughter Stephanie and their families; seven grandchildren and seven great-grands.

Lisa Franklin

Lisa Franklin – NYC CREDITS: MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY – NYMF; Velma – HAIRSPRAY – FSF,  REAL DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBIA CO. – Laurie Beechman Theatre, FRANKLIN FAMILY CABARET – 54 Below. Regional: LOMBARDI -The Palace WI Dells;  THE MUSIC MAN – TriArts, The Glove & Park Playhouse. Favorite MHT roles include Lady Thiang in THE KING AND I and Mrs. Smith in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.  Lisa has vocal studios in NYC and Albany and has had students in 23 Broadway shows and National tours.  www.lisafranklinonline.com

Roles this Season

Millicent Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Carol Charniga

Now a 10-year Mac-Haydn veteran, Carol’s past productions include last season’s THE BAKER’S WIFE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, STATE FAIR, GREASE, ANYTHING GOES, CRAZY FOR YOU, FOOTLOOSE, MY FAIR LADY, THE MUSIC MAN AND OKLAHOMA! Other regional credits: James Joyce’s THE DEAD, THE CRUCIBLE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Capital Repertory Theatre. Offstage Carol keeps busy as both a lab manager for the Neural Stem Cell Institute and the grandmother of 5 little people! Thanks Lynne, Barbara, Monica, John and Josh!

Roles this Season

Mary Lazarus in Sister Act
Meg Dooley

Meg Dooley is thrilled to be back at the Mac, where she has been performing since 1999. Favorite roles at MHT include Mrs. Higgins in MY FAIR LADY (now for the third time!), Mrs. Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN , Mother Lord in HIGH SOCIETY, and Tessie Tura in GYPSY (not a mother!). Look for Meg later in the season when Mac-Haydn Mondays, in partnership with Taconic Stage, presents Carl Ritchie’s THE REAL DESPARATE HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBIA COUNTY (Musical). Meg plays Melody, the overbearing weekender (also not a mother—fortunately!).

Roles this Season

Mrs. O'Malley in Funny Girl
Rosie in The Wedding Singer
Chris Hendricks

Chris Hendricks – Regional: Noteworthy LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES (Fitz) with Kooman and Dimond, HIT THE DECK (Cork 2)  – Goodspeed Musicals; Staged Readings. PETER PAN Starring Terrence Mann (Slightly) – CT Rep. Theatre. THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Ancestor) – The Palace Theatre. CATS (Mungojerrie) – Pentangle Arts Theatre. KISS ME KATE (Hortensio), THE KING AND I (Simon Legree) – The Monomoy Theatre. Educational: BARNUM (Principle Tumbler/Silt Walker), CHICAGO (Mary Sunshine).

Roles this Season

Rocky in Damn Yankees
Steve Hassmer

Steve Hassmer couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer. Originally from Virginia, Steve now makes the Berkshires his home along with wife Casey and their two young children Noah and Lilly. Recent credits: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Andre), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), South Pacific (Emile de Becque) and My Fair Lady (Col. Pickering) at the Mac-Haydn Theatre, Some People Hear Thunder – World Premier (Nicholas Karras, Reverend Nokhoudian) at CapRep, Madama Butterfly and Rigoletto with Berkshire Opera Festival. National Tour: My Fair Lady. Other: Carmina Burana (Featured Soloist) Princeton University.

Roles this Season

Aaron Fox in Curtains
Father in Ragtime
Monica M. Wemitt

Monica M. Wemitt, born in Pittsfield, MA and raised in Chatham, started with the Mac-Haydn Theatre as a volunteer on the Fairgrounds. After Monica moved to NYC.,  she tended bar, waitressed, & temped in the accounting departments of The Metropolitan Opera Guild, I. M. Pei, and British Telecommunications (BT) as her “survival” jobs. After a rather intense audition, Monica found she was going to be one of 12 women performing with Liza Minnelli at Radio City Music Hall.  Later she auditioned and landed the role of Ernestina Money with Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! when she made her Broadway debut.  She later landed the 3rd National Tour of Beauty & The Beast & toured for four years. Monica was approached to be the office assistant and gal Friday at Mac-Haydn in 2004.  She was later made the Company Manager/Asst. Producer in 2013 and still performs at Mac-Haydn as often as possible. Monica discovered her interest in voice over work during the last two years and has started recording books for Audible. She is currently finishing up her sixth book.

Josh D. Smith

Josh D. Smith is delighted to be spending his 8th season at MHT! You’ve seen him in the pit, in our Coffeehouse, and occasionally onstage in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, CHICAGO, ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, and ALL NIGHT STRUT. Josh has music directed and/ or accompanied numerous productions throughout the US including ArtisTree Theatre and Northern Stage in vermont; with the national tour of BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY; Arizona Broadway Theatre; Prather Entertainment Group in Lancaster, PA; the Arundel Barn Playhouse in Maine; Jersey Shore Entertainment/Surflight in New Jersey; Downstairs Cabaret, Syracuse Stage, Cortland Repertory Theatre and Capital Repertory Theatre in Upstate New York. He was named 2013 Central New York (SALT) Musical Director of the Year by the Syracuse New Times. His musical arrangements have been heard in venues across the country including 54 Below and Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan.

Creative Roles this Season

Musical Director
Emily Kron

EMILY KRON: Mac Haydn: Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, The Baker’s Wife. Regional: As You Like It (The Denver Center), Noises Off, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods (Northern Stage), Little Shop of Horrors, Spelling Bee (Playhouse on Park), Struck (Theatre Raleigh), Trouble Tales, Morpheus Quartet, (Williamstown Theater Festival) NY Credits: The Europeans (Atlantic Theater), Sweet Tooth (Cherry Lane Theater), Love in a Tub (LaMaMa), The Gold (NYMF), The Seven Sicknesses (EPBB); TV/FILM: Shades of Blue on NBC, Boss Level for Random House & various sketch comedies for commission. Emily has her own band Em & The Fates and has performed renowned venues, such as 54 Below, BB King, Rockwood Music Hall and more. Love to everyone at the Mac and her parents, M & D for giving her life! Emilykron.com. .

Roles this Season

Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors
Edgar Acevedo

Edgar is the founder of CCYT. He holds a B.S. in musical theatre [from SUNY Fredonia] and an M.A. in elementary education [from The College at Saint Rose]. During his tenure as a New York State certified teacher, he collaborated for three years with the Bill T. Jones Arnie Zane Dance Company (Education) to develop a program that integrated dance into the classroom (grades 3 – 5), and taught numerous professional development classes for teachers in active learning. Under the auspices of CCTY, he developed and currently produces the Theatre Arts Programs at the Hudson City School District Intermediate School, the Summer Funshop musical theatre program, and CCYT’s Performance Company. For the past thirty years, Edgar has directed and produced the Mac-Haydn Musical Theatre Workshop.

Bridget Elise Yingling

Bridget Elise Yingling is more than thrilled to be back at the Mac with her favorite people! Bridget Elise just recently graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, BFA. Favorite Mac-Haydn credits include: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Millie Dillmount) and 42ND STREET (Peggy Sawyer). Other favorites include LES MISERABLES (Eponine), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Wednesday) and Carnegie Hall. She was also a part of the regional premiere of SISTER ACT with Ogunquit Playhouse and Gateway Playhouse. Next, you can catch Bridget Elise playing the role of Missy in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Cortland Repertory Theatre. Huge thanks to John and Monica! MDDJ—All my love! www.bridgeteliseyingling.com

Roles this Season

Little Red in Into The Woods
Velma Kelly in Chicago
Caitlin Wilayto

Caitlin Wilayto is so happy to be returning to MHT to play her dream role! You may have seen her in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Inga), 42ND STREET (Annie), or SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Lina). She is originally from Pepperell, MA and is a graduate from The Hartt School. Other credits: A CHORUS LINE (Judy), GYPSY (Dainty June), WEST SIDE STORY (Velma). She would like to send a huge thank you to her parents, MT13, KG and The Mac for their love and support! Follow me! @ caitwilayt

Roles this Season

Roxy Hart in Chicago
Kate Suppes

Kate Suppes is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn debut this summer! Originally from sunny California, she headed over to the east coast where she earned her BFA in musical theater at The Hartt School. After graduating last May, she quickly moved to NYC to pursue her dream! Since then, she has participated in multiple concerts and cabarets, including readings for new works.

Roles this Season

Mrs. Eynsford Hill in My Fair Lady
Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Lead Nurse Lt. Genevieve Marshall in South Pacific
Prisoner, Reporter, et al in Chicago
Cinderella's Mother/Granny in Into The Woods
Tina, et al in Sister Act
Indian Ancestor in The Addams Family
Wayne Shuker

Wayne Shuker – New York Theatre: COMPANY (Tisch New Theatre), OOOO! (Nyuorican Poets Cafe), PINS AND NEEDLES (Joe), GRAND HOTEL (Zinnowitz), A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Baldy), BLOOMER GIRL (Wilfred Thrush). Wayne holds a BM from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from NYU Steinhardt.

Roles this Season

Quartet in My Fair Lady
Jimmy in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Lt. Cable in South Pacific
Master Of Ceremonies in Chicago
Julia Mosby

Julia Mosby returns to The Mac-Haydn Theatre after previously starring as Marian Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN and Woman #2 in SONDHEIM’S PUTTING IT TOGETHER in 2013. Regional credits include Betty Haynes in IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Arizona Broadway Theatre), the Northeast premiere of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (Ogunquit Playhouse), BILLY ELLIOT (Gateway Playhouse), SISTER ACT  (Ogunquit Playhouse/Gateway Playhouse), and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Music Circus). Julia received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Indiana University.

Roles this Season

The Witch in Into The Woods
Pat Moran

Pat was raised in the little town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and currently lives in New York City. He is thrilled to be back this summer! Mac-Haydn: Emcee (Cabaret), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince), My Fair Lady, Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific, Sister Act, The Addams Family. Regional: Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), She Loves Me (Steven Kodaly), The Sound of Music (Rolf). Huge thanks to John, David and the company of Sunset! Love to his family, friends, and Sean for their endless support! @patman1392

Roles this Season

Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard
Orin in Little Shop of Horrors
Stephen Millett

Stephen Millett is originally from Pittsburgh, and graduated from Penn State University with a BM in vocal performance with a focus in dance. He has traveled the world performing on the high seas with Royal Caribbean and now resides in NYC. Recent credits include: GREASE (Sonny), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Gus), HISTORY BOYS (Posner), and NEXT TO NORMAL (Dr. Madden).

Roles this Season

Quartet and Servants Chorus in My Fair Lady
Male Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Professor in South Pacific
Aaron in Chicago
Jack in Into The Woods
TJ in Sister Act
Puritan Ancestor in The Addams Family
Lily Lewis

Lily Lewis – BPA Oklahoma City University, Columbus,
Ohio native, is thrilled to be performing at MHT! Regional:
WEST SIDE STORY (Velma), CRAZY FOR YOU (Tess), THE DROWSY CHAPARONE, GODSPELL (Peggy), 42ND STREET (Diane Lorimer), HELLO DOLLY, MISS SAIGON, THE WIZ. Much gratitude to Jeri Pinnell, Jo Rowan, extraordinary teachers and my loving parents.

Roles this Season

Servant Chorus in My Fair Lady
Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Ensign Dinah Murphy in South Pacific
Hunyak in Chicago
Snow White in Into The Woods
Nun in Sister Act
Courtesan Ancestor in The Addams Family
Amy Laviolette

Amy Laviolette is elated to join The Mac-Haydn Theatre for the summer. A native of New Orleans, Amy received her BMA in vocal performance and music education. Recent credits: THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Off-Broadway, NYTF), A CHORUS LINE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Tulane Summer Lyric), LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, and THE RAPE OF LUCETIA (LSU Opera), among many others.

Roles this Season

Servant Chorus in My Fair Lady
Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Ensign Janet MacGreggor in South Pacific
Annie in Chicago
Cinderella in Into The Woods
Nun in Sister Act
Flapper Ancestor in The Addams Family
Eryn LeCroy

Eryn LeCroy- National Tour: JEKYLL AND HYDE (Emma Carew). Other credits: INTO THE WOODS (Cinderella), STREET SCENE (Rose), L’ELISIR D’AMORE (Giannetta), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Katherina), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Elizabeth Bennet). As a soloist, Eryn has won honors in state, regional and national competitions awarding her opportunities to perform as a soloist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and with Peter Nero and the PHILLY POPS at Independence Hall. Awards: Presser Scholar, National YoungArts Foundation winner in voice, 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Young Encouragement Award. Education: BM, Oklahoma City University, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. www.erynlecroy.com @erynlecroy

Roles this Season

Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
Eileen in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nicholas Kuhn

Nicholas Kuhn is beyond excited to be at MHT for the summer! Recent credits include THE LITTLE MERMAID, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Arizona Broadway Theatre), AMERICA’S SWEETHEART, WHOOPEE! (Musicals Tonight!). Nick would love to thank his wonderful parents and his beautiful Renee for all their continued love and support!

Roles this Season

Quartet in My Fair Lady
Male Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Henry in South Pacific
Daniel Klingenstein

Daniel Klingenstein is thrilled to be joining Mac-Hadyn for the summer! Daniel most recently appeared in Emerson College’s GUYS AND DOLLS (Angie the Ox) where he is pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre (’18). Regional credits: LEGALLY BLONDE (U/S Aaron Schultz), CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Templeton), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Cowardly Lion) with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

Roles this Season

Harry in My Fair Lady
Chief Berry in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey in South Pacific
Sergeant Fogarty in Chicago
Footman/Puppeteer in Into The Woods
Monsignor O'Hara in Sister Act
Sarah Kawalek

Sarah Kawalek is honored to make her Mac-Haydn debut! Favorite credits: SWEET CHARITY, WEST SIDE STORY (Velma), THE LITTLE MERMAID, GREASE (Marty), MARY POPPINS, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, SPAMALOT (Lady of the Lake), PINKALICIOUS, FOR TONIGHT. “Love to my family and friends! For Devin.”

Roles this Season

Servant Chorus in My Fair Lady
Jeannie in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nurse in South Pacific
Nun in Sister Act
Flight Attendant Ancestor in The Addams Family
Mark Hardy

Mark Hardy is thrilled to be back after playing Sweeney in last season’s SWEENEY TODD. Recently at Mac-Haydn: MY FAIR LADY (Higgins)THE BAKER’S WIFE (the Baker) and director of HAIRSPRAY and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Other recent acting credits: SOUTH PACIFIC (Emile), THE CHOSEN (David Malter). Recent directing credits: TWELFTH NIGHT, WEST SIDE STORY, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY, and TAKE FLIGHT for Montclair State University; THE GRADUATE, INTO THE WOODS, and THE MUSIC MAN for Forestburgh Playhouse; CAROUSEL for The Carnegie in Cincinnati. Other performance credits: LES MISERABLES, TITANIC, and the Sondheim 75th birthday tribute CHILDREN AND ART on Broadway; Lincoln Center’s A NEW BRAIN; first national tours: SUNSET BOULEVARD, LES MISERABLES, THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (alternate to Michael Crawford). Off-Broadway and regional credits: The Vineyard, Circle in the Square Downtown, GeVa, Long Wharf, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and premieres at Denver Center Theatre and Houston Grand Opera. A proud Actors’ Equity member since 1985, Mark teaches in the BFA Musical Theatre program at Montclair State University. Congratulations to all the team at the Mac-Haydn for a dazzling 50 years!

Roles this Season

Mr. Applegate in Damn Yankees
Shannon Haddock

Shannon Haddock is originally from Orlando, Florida and has been living and working in New York City for almost a decade. With a lifetime love of music, and a degree in Music Education/Trombone from the University of Central Florida, Shannon has been performing for over forty years. past roles include: Orlando: GUYS & DOLLS (General Cartwright), BIG RIVER (Miss Watson/Aunt Sally),Walt Disney Resort: FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING(Timon), FANTASMIC! (Swing). Regional: THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB (Sheree). New York: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Mrs. Hardcastle), THE SWORDSMAN’S LADY (Sybil), and the world premier of THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS (Official/Mother Fox). Shannon is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn Theatre family.

Roles this Season

Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady
The Duchess in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Emily Louise Franklin

Emily Louise Franklin is very happy to be back at the Mac for another season! She is a rising junior musical theatre major at Pace University where she recently played Val in A CHORUS LINE. Tour: PINKALICIOUS, Regional: GYPSY (Dainty June), SHREK (Fiona), and THE PRODUCERS (Ulla). Love to the fam and Conor. emilylouisefranklin.com.

Roles this Season

Mona in Chicago
Lucinda in Into The Woods
Mary Robert in Sister Act
Wednesday in The Addams Family
Rasheem Ford

Rasheem Ford is ecstatic to be back performing at The Big Mac this season! He was last seen on stage here in RENT (Collins) and HAIRSPRAY (Seaweed). National Tour: SESAME STREET LIVEL LET’S DANCE! originating the role of Jordan. Favorite credits: DAMN YANKEES (Smokey), VIOLET (Flick), A CHORUS LINE (Richie), and KISS ME KATE (Paul). Rasheem is grateful for the constant love and support from his wonderful family and friends. Deepest thanks to Lynne, John, Monica, and Josh! www.RasheemFord. com

Roles this Season

Eddie in Sister Act
Andrew Jordan DeWitt

Andrew Jordan DeWitt is aware that these bios typically include the word “delighted.” he prefers “super pumped.” Jordan is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Roll Tide. Past credits include: THE ALTRUISTS (Ronald), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Algernon), THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (Goldberg), and LEND ME A TENOR (Saunders)

Roles this Season

Lord Boxington in My Fair Lady
Cookie in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Stewpot in South Pacific
Amos Hart in Chicago
Cinderella's Father in Into The Woods
Ernie, et al in Sister Act
Mal Beineke in The Addams Family
Beatrice Crosbie

Beatrice Crosbie is excited to return to MHT having just completed the international Tour of NETwork’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Mrs Potts, Wardrobe u/s). Favorite credits: SHE LOVES ME (Amalia), THE ANDREWS BROS. (Peggy), SHREK (Fiona), and 42ND STREET (Phyllis). A big thank you to the cast and crew, and endless love to friends and family for their constant support!

Roles this Season

Billy in Nice Work If You Can Get It
June in Chicago
Rapunzel in Into The Woods
Mary Martin-Of-Tour in Sister Act
Bride Ancestor in The Addams Family
Carrie Cimma

Carrie Cimma is excited to return to the Mac-Haydn stage after last being seen as Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS. Nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her portrayal of Bridget Sullivan in LIZZIE, she has since reprised the role at TUTS, Village Theatre, and Portland Center Stage, as well as on the original concept recording (available on Amazon and iTunes). other credits include: Frank Wildhorn’s WONDERLAND, and the national tours of SWEENEY TODD (Lovett), THE WEDDING SINGER, OLIVER, and THE FULL MONTY. Regionally, she has been seen in COWGIRLS (Mickey), GREASE (Rizzo), CABARET (Fraulein Kost), BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE… (Doatsey Mae), AVENUE Q (lefthander), and TOMMY (Mrs. Walker).

Roles this Season

Morticia in The Addams Family
Viveca Chow

Viveca Chow is excited to make her MHT debut! Originally from Hong Kong, Viveca recently graduated from Point Park University. Favorite credits: SOUTH PACIFIC, A 1940s RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL, SPELLING BEE, HECUBA. Endless thanks to everyone at MHT! Love to Mom, Dad and Matthew.

Roles this Season

Liat in South Pacific
Go-To-Hell Kitty in Chicago
Florinda in Into The Woods
Libby Bruno

Libby Bruno is thrilled to be returning to the Mac-Haydn stage to play one of her dream roles! Some of
her favorite credits include Charity in SWEET CHARITY, Reno in ANYTHING GOES, Jo in LITTLE WOMEN, and Millie in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. Ms. Bruno attended Bowling Green State University where she graduated with a BMA in Music Education, but she is currently residing in Nantucket, MA. She most recently has been involved in staged readings of THE MONEY SHOT and the female version of THE ODD COUPLE. Libby would like to thank all of her loved ones for their love and support.

Roles this Season

The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods
Matthew Blum

Matthew Blum is ecstatic to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this season! He is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he studied musical theater, dance, and gender/social justice. Recent/favorite credits include WEST SIDE STORY (Bernardo), DON QUIXOTE (Basilio), and SPRING AWAKENING (Ernst). enjoy the Show!

Roles this Season

Jamie in My Fair Lady
Male Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Yeoman Quale in South Pacific
Harry in Chicago
Milky White in Into The Woods
Cab Driver, et al in Sister Act
Gambler Ancestor in The Addams Family
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