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!
Gabe Belyeu is overjoyed to be returning for his seventh season with the Mac-Haydn! he is coming straight from playing Rum Tum Tugger in The Pentangle Arts production of CATS in Woodstock, VT. This year at the Mac you will see him in MY FAIR LADY, INTO THE WOODS, SISTER ACT, and THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Past roles you may remember include Aldolpho in THE DROWSY CHAPARONE, Rodger DeBris in THE PRODUCERS, Javert in LES MISERABLES, and Zaza in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Gabe is originally from Alabama and now resides in NYC. National Tours: SHOWBOAT, R&H’S CINDERELLA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR with Ted Neeley, and Cameron Mackintosh’s OLIVER! As always, thanks to friends and family at the Mac and abroad for their unwavering love and support.
Darrel is thrilled to be at Mac Haydn. Broadway tours: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE WHO’S TOMMY. Regional tours: CINDERELLA with Phyllis Diller, SOUTH PACIFIC with Cathy Rigby, DAMN YANKEES With Jamie Farr. Favorite roles: Pirate King in PIRATES OF PENZANCE, King in BIG RIVER, and Smudge in FOREVER PLAID. Regional theatres: Casa Manana (Ft. Worth), Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre Wichita, Westchester Broadway, among others. Thanks to John Saunders!
Alex Carr is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn for their 2017 Summer Season! Alex is a Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre student at Montclair State University, and was most recently seen leading the school’s production of WEST SIDE STORY as Tony, one of his dream roles. Much love to Mom, Dad, and David for their constant support!
Michelle Carter is excited to be at Mac-Haydn! Past credits include OKLAHOMA! (Gertie), THE ADDAMS FAMILY(Featured Ensemble), and THE PLANT THAT ATE DIRTY SOCKS (Fluffy) at Tibbits Opera House. She is a rising senior in Marymount Manhattan College’s musical theatre program and an accomplished tap dancer and choreographer in the Northeast. Thanks to Mom, Tim, and Mr. D!
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.
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!).
Excited to finally step on the stage at MacHaydn among such talented people! Favorite roles include Emmett in LEGALLY BLONDE aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, Shawn in ONCE WE LIVED HERE, Bobby Strong in URINETOWN, and Claude in COME FROM AWAY at the Goodspeed Opera House. Thanks for welcoming me, and making me feel at home in such a wonderful community.
Laura Michele Erle
Laura Michele Erle (Company Member) is a 2017 graduate from Hofstra University with a B.F.A. in Performance and minor in Musical Theatre. She is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut! Past credits include: ROMEO AND JULIET (Juliet), BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (Shelley) and ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Alice). Love and thanks to God, her family, and Andrew.
David Figliuzzi has grown up with music and a lifelong love of theater, singing and playing piano since childhood. Today, he splits his time living in Connecticut and New York, where he is a soloist and choir member both in his native Hartford, and locally at the Broad Street Chorale in Kinderhook. A loyal fan and regular attendee of Mac-Haydn productions, SOUTH PACIFIC will be David’s first time on the Mac stage. He is over-the-moon to be making his debut this summer!
Aneesa Folds is beyond excited to be returning to the MHT for a third summer in a row! Favorite credits include TOUR: RAGTIME (Sarah’s friend) REGIONAL: RENT (Joanne), HAIRSPRAY (Motormouth Maybelle), and THE WIZ (Evelliene). Special thanks to her family & friends for their support and The Mac for this incredible opportunity! Here’s to being fabulous! Follow her @aneesanael and aneesafolds.com
Mark Hardy is thrilled to be back after playing Higgins in last season’s MY FAIR LADY. In recent seasons he also played the Baker in THE BAKER’S WIFE and directed HAIRSPRAY and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Other recent acting credits: Emile in SOUTH PACIFIC and David Malter in THE CHOSEN. Recent directing credits include WEST SIDE STORY, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY, and TAKE FLIGHT for Montclair State University in NJ; 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). Other 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.
Megan is from Upperville, Virginia. She is a rising senior in the BFA Musical Theatre program at Montclair State University. MSU: HAIR, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, WEST SIDE STORY. Woodstock Playhouse: GUYS AND DOLLS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PIPPIN. Much love to family and friends.
Steve Hassmer is delighted to be making his Mac Haydn debut. Originally from Virginia, Steve now makes the Berkshires his home along with wife Casey and their two young children Noah and Lilly. Regional credits include: FOREVER PLAID (Sparky), RAGTIME (Harry Houdini), DAMN YANKEES (Joe Hardy), SOUTH PACIFIC (Lt. Cable), and others. National tour: MY FAIR LADY. Other: Production singer with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines.
Stephen C. Kallas
Stephen C. Kallas- Recent graduate of Wagner College with a double degree in Performance and Technical Studies. Regional Credits: In the Wings Productions’ 42ND STREET (Andy Lee); Interlakes Summer Theatre 2016 (Ensemble); Wagner College Theatre: TITANIC (Edgar Beane); ANYTHING GOES (Sailor/Quartet); AVENUE Q (Puppeteer); MOST HAPPY FELLA (AL); CATS (Swing-Mungojerrie/Macavity); SPAMALOT (Ensemble); HELLO, DOLLY!(Ensemble). Stephen is also a freelance Sound Designer. www.StephenCKallas.com
Emily Kron made her Mac debut two years ago playing Genvieve in The Baker’s Wife, directed by the sublime John Saunders. Recent Credits include: MARY POPPINS, INTO THE WOODS (Northern Stage), AS YOU LIKE IT (The Denver Center), SPELLING BEE (Playhouse on Park), CABARET (Playhouse on Park), LAST FIVE YEARS (Westchester SB), THE EUROPEANS (Atlantic Theater), RED LIGHT WINTER (Primary Stages), TROUBLE TALES, MORPHEUS QUARTET (Williamstown Theater Festival), GARDENPLAYS (NYTW), SWEET TOOTH (Cherry Lane Theater), LOVE IN A TUB (LaMaMa), BRENDA (NYCFringe), THE SEVEN SICKNESSES (EPBB). Emily has her own band, Em & The Fates and has performed renown venues, such as 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, BB King, The Bitter End, The Highline Ballroom and more. In nite thanks to the Mac for being an incredible place to make art and fun. Training: BA Middlebury College. Emilykron.com. Always, love to M & D.
Dan Macke is overjoyed to make his debut at Mac-Haydn! Dan grew up in East Greenbush, NY, and now studies at the Hartt School – rising as a senior to complete his B.F.A. in Music Theatre. Favorite past roles include: Prentiss in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Weathervane Theatre), Lt. Frank Cioffi in CURTAINS (Hartt), and Radames in AIDA (Cohoes Music Hall). Endless thanks to Mom and Dad for their love and support!
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.
Katie is a South Carolina native. She is incredibly excited to make some great theatre with MHT this summer. Favorite credits: AVENUE Q (Kate Monster), OKLAHOMA (Laurey) and LEGALLY BLONDE (Enid). You can find Katie in NYC surfing, skiing, doing yoga, but mostly singing. Love to Mom and Dad: ETP! “…the world offers itself to your imagination…” www.katieskawski.com
Erin Spears Ledford
Erin Spears Ledford is ecstatic to return to The Mac- Hadyn Theatre after kicking off her career here 11 years ago following graduation from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). Her most memorable Mac roles include Meg Brockie in BRIGADOON and Bomballurina in CATS. Erin understudied and performed the role of Nancy on the national Tour of OLIVER! while also portraying the role of Mrs. Sowerberry. other favorites include Anita in WEST SIDE STORY (Circa 21), MUSE MACHINE IN CONCERT (Players Club NYC) and BROADWAY DREAM (NYC/Japan musical theater collaboration) Erin is a proud Teaching Artist with Inside Broadway in NYC. Thanks to JL, MD, JS.
Ryan Gregory Thurman
Ryan Gregory Thurman – Back at the Mac! Recent favorites include: NUNSENSE A-MEN! (Sister Hubert), and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Ted). Ryan appeared last season at the Mac in shows including RENT (Benny), XANADU (Terpsicore), and PRODUCERS (O’Houlihan). Infinite love and thanks to Mom, family and friends. For Dad.
Originally from Southeastern Wisconsin, Sophia is a rising Senior at Wagner College in New York City. Recent Wagner credits include Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES, and Jacqueline in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. She was also a finalist at the 2014 National High School Musical Theatre Awards. She is thrilled to be making her summer stock debut with Mac Haydn Theatre!
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.
Judith is thrilled to make her Mac-Hadyn debut with this amazing DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS cast. 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.
Thrilled to be back at the Mac for his fourth season!!! Paul is an actor singer, guitarist, and teaching artist for The National Dance Institute, The Mac Haydn Theatre, and Artistree Theatre Company. Paul has also performed with several NYC artists including Wesley Zurich, Maddy Wyatt, Blake Whyte, David Are, Laith Al-Sadhi, Halle Petro, Jennifer Sanchez, Dana Haynes, Alli Foss, Jac n’ Swallow, Eric Day, and Theresa Kloos. Paul just finished the amazing Big Green Theatre Festival with the Superhero Clubhouse and The Bushwick Starr, centered around climate change and environmentalism.