Featured Artists 2018

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.

Bouley in Damn Yankees
Stagehand/ Groom in Funny Girl

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

Mrs. Meeker/Nadler in Funny Girl
Donna in Mamma Mia

Brian D. Wagner

Brian can’t wait to be back at the Mac again this summer after playing Horace Vandergelder in Hello Dolly and Eli Whitney in Anything Goes last year! He has performed extensively in Boston and New York in such shows as The Drowsy Chaperone (Man in Chair), HMS Pinafore (Dick Deadeye) and A New Brain (Doctor) among dozens of others. Love as always to Tim for his love and support!

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. 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!

Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl

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).

Rocky in Damn Yankees

Colin Pritchard

Colin Pritchard couldn’t be happier to be back at the Mac, ringing in its 50th year! Previous roles here include Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Igor in Young Frankenstein, Nathan in Guys & Dolls, Wilbur in Hairspray and Bobby in Crazy For You, to name just a few. 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. Love & thanks to all the folks here, JMZ, Mom. Here’s to another 50 years! Enjoy the show.

Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl
Bill in Mamma Mia!

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.

Lola in Damn Yankees

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

Darrel Blackburn

Darrel was last seen as Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Mac Haydn. Broadway tours: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, The Who’s TOMMY. European tours: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOWCASE Eddie/Dr. Scott. Favorite roles: THE PIRATE KING in Pirates of Penzance, KING OF BOEHEMIA in Sherlock Holmes, and Smudge in FOREVER PLAID. Regional theatres: Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Playhouse, North Shore Music, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix, Cherry County Playhouse , Arvada Center, Westchester Broadway Theatre, American Stage (St. Pete), Showpalace Dinner Theatre, and resident actor at Casa Manana (Ft. Worth, TX). Worked with Phyllis Diller, Carol Lawrence, Jamie Farr, Loretta Swit, Ruta Lee, Gavin McLeod, Cathy Rigby. Soon to be seen as Ol’ Nappy in KILLER WIGS FROM OUR SPACE at NYMF, Bob in Norwegian Cruise Line’s PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and upcoming Broadway production of WALLENBERG THE MUSICAL directed by Martin Charnin. Thanks to John Saunders!

Daddy Warbucks in Annie

Emily Kron

EMILY KRON: Mac Haydn: Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, The Baker’s Wife. Regional credits include: 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. .

Sally Bowles in Cabaret

Erin Spears Ledford

Erin Spears Ledford is thrilled to return for her 5th Season at The Mac-Hadyn Theatre where she kicked off her career in 2005, following graduation from AMDA (NYC). Most memorable Mac roles: Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Stepmother in Into The Woods, and Meg Brockie in Brigadoon. Having directed numerous children’s theatre productions at The Mac, Erin is ecstatic to make her Main Stage directorial debut with The Wedding Singer. Additional credits include: Mrs. Sowerberry/ Nancy US- Oliver! (National Tour) Anita – West Side Story (Circa 21) Muse Machine in Concert (Players Club NYC) Erin is a proud Teaching Artist with Inside Broadway NYC. Thanks JL, MDK, JS.

Rosie in Mamma Mia

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

Herr Schultz in Cabaret

Gabe Belyeu

Gabe Belyeu is proud to be back for his 9th season at the Mac! Last year you saw him as Lawrence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Monty in Saturday Night Fever, Sir Galahad in Spamalot (Berkshire Theatre Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), and Rudolf Reisenweber in Hello Dolly. Between seasons, Gabe reprised the role of Jerry in The Full Monty for PDP in Portsmouth, NH, and then traveled to Fredericksburg, VA, to play Bill in Mama Mia and Frederick in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This year he is ecstatic to be back for 5 more shows! Past favorites include Javert in Les Miserables, Zaza in La Cage aux Folles, and Gomez in The Addams Family. National Tours: Showboat, R&H’s Cinderella, Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!, and Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley. Keep up with Gabe year round at www.gabebelyeu.com. As always, love and thanks to all my friends and family for their unwavering support.

Van Buren in Damn Yankees
Sam 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

Judith Wyatt

Judith is thrilled to return to the Mac-Haydn after her debut last season in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Past credits: ANYTHING GOES (Evangeline Harcourt); THE FULL MONTY (Jeannette); ONCE UPON A MATRESS (Queen Aggravain); ANNIE (Mrs.Pugh/Sophie); THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (Mrs. McGlone); NUNSENSE (Mother Superior); JACQUES BREL… (Woman 1); SOUND OF MUSIC (Sister Bertha); FOOTLOOSE (Mrs. Dunbar); GUYS & DOLLS (Agatha); OLIVER! (Mrs. Sowerberry); INCORRUPTIBLE (Peasant Woman). Thanks to John, the entire cast and crew and especially to Dan, Maddy, Paul, Alex and Eugenia for all their love and support.

Mrs. Brice in Funny Girl

Julie Galorenzo

Julie is thrilled to be making her Mac-Hadyn debut! Regional credits: Emma Goldman (Ragtime, Axelrod PAC), Oliver (Widow Corney/Flute, Palace Theatre), Nuncrackers (Mother Superior, Interlakes), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig, Centenary Stage). Select NYC: Wendy’s Shadow (Smee, NYMF), Show Choir! (Millie, NYMF), Metropolitan Music (York Theatre), Great Notch… (String Theatre), Violet (Gallery Players), Drood (Puffer, MMC). Additional: Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett, Light Opera NJ), It Shoulda Been You (Jenny, 4th Wall), Legally Blonde (Paulette, Barn Theatre/Dream Theatre Productions), 25th..Bee (Rona, various). UPCOMING: Paulette #3 in Legally Blonde at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. BA Marymount Manhattan. www.juliegalorenzocoaching.com IG: @juliegalorenzocoaching

Meg Boyd in Damn Yankees
Mrs. Strakosh in Funny Girl

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

Laura Helm

Is excited to be back for her 17th show at the Mac! National Tour: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy Harris). Favorite Mac Credits: Joseph…(Narrator), Rent (Maureen), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning), 9to5 (Judy Bernly), Les Miserables (Eponine), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), Oliver! (Nancy), Copacabana (Lola), Smokey Joes Cafe (Pattie). Has also performed at NSMT, Goodspeed, Harford Stage, John W. Engeman Theatre and The Palace Theatre. BFA Hartt School. Love to my parents, family, friends and Casey. Thank you to Lynne, John and Monica for letting me come back to my favorite summer getaway!

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

Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

Liz Gurland

Liz Gurland is thrilled to be making her debut at The Mac-Haydn Theatre! She is grateful to be working with this fantastic organization! Liz has performed all over the country and in England and Germany. Favorite roles include the title role in Mame, Liz Imbrie in High Society, Nellie in South Pacific and many Gilbert & Sullivan leading ladies. Liz and her family are new to Stuyvesant, NY. Thank you to my beautiful husband and daughters for your love and support. MFA UC Irvine. Thank you Mac-Haydn and congratulations on your 50th Season!

Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret
Angie in The Wedding Singer

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!

Mr. Applegate in Damn Yankees

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!).

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

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

Gloria Thorpe in Damn Yankees

Monica M. Wemitt

Monica M. Wemitt is ecstatic to be revisiting one of her favorite characters, Dolly Gallagher-Levi in HELLO DOLLY this season. Area audiences have seen Monica in everything from Madame Thenardiere in LES MIZ and Mrs. Meers in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Nettie in CAROUSEL and several Mother Superiors! Broadway credits: HELLO DOLLY with Carol Channing, THREE MEN ON A HORSE with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, and LIZA STEPPIN’ OUT at Radio City Music Hall. Touring credits: LIZA STEPPIN’ OUT starring Liza Minnelli, HELLO DOLLY starring Carol Channing, and four years as “Madame de la Grande Bouche” in the national tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Thank you all for your amazing support of Mac-Haydn, and of all the performing arts.

Miss Hannigan in Annie

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: 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, Jillian, Sebastiani, and the company of Cabaret! Love to his family, friends, and Sean for their endless support! @patman1392

Emcee in Cabaret

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

Dom Claud Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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.

Annie in Annie

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.

Fan 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: 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, and MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Uncle Yakuside) Berkshire Opera Festival. National Tour: MY FAIR LADY Other: CARMINA BURANA (featured soloist) Princeton University

Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees
Harry Bright in Mamma Mia

Madison Stratton

Most recently developed the role of Jolanka in the Broadway hopeful musical WALLENBERG directed by Martin Charnin. Off-Broadway: BABY: A NEW MUSICAL (Pam Sakarian), JOHNNY MERCER REVIEW (Theatre Row). National Tour: RAGTIME. Regional Theater: Central Florida Stage, Seaside Music Theater. Proud BFA graduate of University of Central Florida. Thanks to John, Jillian, Dave and Ham! www.madisonstratton.com

Tanya in Mamma Mia