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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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).
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.
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!
Conor Robert Fallon
Conor Robert Fallon is overjoyed to be returning home to the Mac Haydn after 2 years where he was last seen as Lucas in the Adams Family, and other notable performances like Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Freddy in My Fair Lady. Most recently Conor has joined AEA after his performance as Riff in West Side Story at Ivoryton Playhouse. Conor would like to thank his Mom, Dad, Sean and Cait for their constant love and support. Also big thanks to John and Monica for bringing me back to the Mac!
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.
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
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. .
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.
Fiona Phelps (Pepper) Fiona is a freshman at Chatham High School. Some of her favorite roles include Adelaide (Guys & Dolls Jr.), Cat (Honk Jr.), Dragon (Shrek Jr.), and Kendra (13!). Fiona is excited to be a part of this production, and would like to thank the cast and crew for the great experience!
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
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.
George Dvorsky is thrilled to return to the Mac-Haydn after appearing as Harold in THE FULL MONTY and being reunited with Monica and John. Broadway credits include the title role in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, PASSION, MARILYN: AN AMERICAN FABLE and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE… National Tour: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Off-Broadway: THE FANTASTICKS, CLOSER THAN EVER, PETE N KEELY, DAMES AT SEA and ‘AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND. George starred in the NYC Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA as Prince Charming at Lincoln Center. TV: MADAM SECRETARY. His solo CDs are available on the JAY Records label.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Kelly Gabrielle Murphy
Kelly Gabrielle Murphy is thrilled to be returning to the Mac for it’s 50th Season! National Tour: All Hands On Deck (Daisy Maxwell) Favorite Regional Credits: Sweeney Todd (Johanna) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene) at the Mac, Guys & Dolls (Sarah Brown), Sunday in the Park with George (Celeste #1). University of Miami BFA. Love and thanks to John, Monica, Bryan, Dave, Jillian and the rest of the Mac Family. Endless thanks to her parents.
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
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 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
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!
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
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.
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!
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!).
Rosie in The Wedding Singer
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
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.
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
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
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.
Sarah was last seen on the Mac-Haydn stage as Jeannie Muldoon in Nice Work If You Can Get It, and she is honored to be a part of the 50th season! Favorite credits: Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), West Side Story (Graziella), Grease (Marty / Associate Choreographer), Mame (Gloria Upson), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins u/s), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown u/s). Sarah is the proud founder/teacher of a musical theatre dance program called The Dancer Track. “Endless thanks to: my parents for their unconditional support no matter what curveballs I throw them, my friends for making me feel way cooler than I ever will be, and to Monica and John for bringing me back to this beautiful place!” This performance is dedicated to Devin Stokel.
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.
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