The Company

Aidan Brennan

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Aidan is very excited to be acting at the Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer. This is his mainstage debut at Mac-Haydn. Aidan, age 14, is a sophomore at Chatham High School. He has been acting since the age of seven. He enjoys theater as it allows him to express his individuality. Some of Aidan’s favorite roles include Winthrop in The Music Man (Columbia County Youth Theater), Bagheera in The Jungle Book (Chatham Middle School Drama Club), a troll and male swing in Little Women (Chatham High School Drama Club), Nigel in Matilda the Musical (Master Class Performing Arts) and Feste in Twelfth Night (Chatham High Shakespeare Festival). His other productions include School House Rock Jr., The Knight at Dawn, Pirates Past Noon, Frozen Jr., Aladdin Jr., Alice in Wonderland and Into The Woods. Aidan would like to thank his family, friends and the Mac-Haydn company for all the support!

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

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.

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

Amber Mawande-Spytek

Amber is Thrilled to be back at the Mac-Haydn for her second season! You may have seen her last season as the Leading Player in Pippin, or as an ensemble member in the one of the other shows. Amber has just graduated from AMDA’s Musical Theatre Conservatory in New York City after two years of hard focused training, and is now excited to be starting her career in performance. She’s wants to thank all of her wonderful teachers back at AMDA, the most important being The Mac-Haydn’s very own John Saunders. She is most excited to see familiar faces and meet all the new ones! She wants to thank her parents and close friends for all of their support in the recent years, she couldn’t do it without them!

Mrs. Millennium in Urinetown
Natalie in Next to Normal
Joanie Lish in The Full Monty
Erato in Xanadu

Andrew Burton Kelley

Andrew Burton Kelley is thrilled to be back at The Mac-Haydn for another amazing summer! He most recently finished touring with the company of Waitress as a Swing. Recent Mac-Haydn credits include: She Loves Me (Kodaly), Man of La Mancha (The Duke), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), and Oklahoma! (Will Parker). Love to his family, his incredible wife Rachel, and the world’s prettiest kitten, Eloise.

Henry in Next to Normal
Ethan Girard in The Full Monty
Sonny Malone 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

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

Anthony Velez

Anthony Velez is honored to be returning to the Mac-Haydn Theatre this season! He is pursuing his BFA at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts; he will become a fourth-year student at the New Studio on Broadway in the Fall. His most recent credits include Christian (Fun Home) but you might remember him as Sancho (Man of La Mancha) and Arpad (She Loves Me) at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. However, his favorite role to take on was Angel Dumott Schunard (Rent) at Pied Piper Youth Theatre. He hopes to pursue his dreams to be on Broadway after college. Anthony is so blessed to earn this opportunity to perform especially during such uncertain times! He would like to thank his family for always supporting his passion for the arts. IG: @anthonyvelezzz

Paul San Marco in A Chorus Line
Denizen/Cop/Executive in Urinetown
Stagehand (Philip) in Kiss Me, Kate
Buddy "Keno" Walsh in The Full Monty

Ashley DeLane Burger

Ashley DeLane Burger is psyched to be back at the Mac for her 4th Season! You may have seen her last summer in Pippin (Fastrada), Man of La Mancha (Innkeeper), Major Arcana (Lover), & Beehive (Patty). More frequently she is behind the scenes choreographing – She Loves Me, Sunset Boulevard, & South Pacific (MacHaydn Theatre), Working: 2012 (Berkshire Theatre Group – 2019 BWW Best Choreography!), RENT, Merrily We Roll Along, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Wagner College). Ashley DeLane holds a BA in Theatre, MS in Kinesiology and obtained her CMA at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. She is a proud teaching artist, group fitness instructor, dance competition judge & commercial real estate manager (didn’t see that one coming!). She is eternally grateful to be making magic again (especially at a place that feels like home) & wishes to thank John, Eddie, and James for their trust and collaboration and her mother for her never ending support.

U/S: Cassie/Sheila in A Chorus Line
Estelle Genovese in The Full Monty

Bella DePaola

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Bella DePaola is so excited to make her Mac Haydn debut! Bella is a New Jersey Native but currently lives in New York City studying at Pace University as a Junior Musical Theatre major and Commercial Dance minor. As a kid she started off in the dance competition circuit and quickly fell in love with performing. Some of her favorite roles include Velma Kelly in Chicago and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Other past credits include Curtains (Roberta), Oklahoma! (Skidmore Sister), and Head Over Heels (Dance Ensemble). Bella would love to thank her family and friends, especially her two parents, for supporting her along her journey. She’s so grateful to be back on stage where she belongs! Check out her instagram @belladepaola

Val in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown
Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate
Susan Hershey in The Full Monty

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!

Diana in Next to Normal (Debut)

Brian D. Wagner

Brian D Wagner – No stranger to the Mac-Haydn stage, Brian has been seen in several shows since 2017, most recently as the Governor/Maria in Man of La Mancha during the 2021 season. Prior Mac credits include Hello Dolly (Horace Vandergelder), Ragtime (JP Morgan), Funny Girl (Flo Ziegfeld), Annie (Drake), Anything Goes (Eli Whitney) and Sunset Boulevard (Cecil B. deMille) as well as Ensemble roles in Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sweeney Todd and She Loves Me. Other favorite roles include Man In Chair (The Drowsy Chaperone), Doctor Berensteiner (A New Brain) and Dick Deadeye (HMS Pinafore). When not treading the boards, Brian can be seen selling real estate around Columbia County as well as directing a team of data analysts at an advertising agency based in NYC! As always, love to Tim for his support in all I do onstage and off.

Senator Fipp in Urinetown
General Harrison Howell (Select Performances) in Kiss Me, Kate
Reg Willoughby in The Full Monty

Clementine Kline

Clementine Kline is thrilled to be back at the Mac! She made her debut in 2019 as Little Girl in RAGTIME, and returned as Thea in PIPPIN in 2021. Born and raised on the Lower East Side of NYC, she has always loved performing. Credits include: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL (National Tour 2018 & 2019), SESAME STREET 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (HBO/PBS), RADIO GALAXY (Reading). She also loved playing Tess in CRAZY FOR YOU (French Woods Festival), Timon in THE LION KING (CCYT), and Young Fiona in SHREK (CCYT). Clementine has sung at Feinstein’s/54 Below and danced her own choreography at New York Live Arts. Thank you to John Saunders, the entire Mac family, and mom & dad. @clementinekline

Denizen/Cop/Executive in Urinetown

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

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

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

Larry in A Chorus Line (Debut)

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.

Dave in The Full Monty(Debut)

Emily Allen

Emily is so excited to return to the Mac-Haydn stage for another amazing season! She is currently a rising junior at Marymount Manhattan College where she is studying Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite roles have included Lady of the Lake (Spamalot), Ensemble (Ragtime), and Player (Pippin). She has also spent time working on her skills in other areas off-stage including wardrobe, props, lighting, stage management, and choreography. Emily wants to thank her parents, sisters, and her Mac-Haydn family for always supporting her and pushing her to be the best that she can be.

Wardrobe Lady/Haberdasher in Kiss Me, Kate

Eric Van Tielen

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Eric Van Tielen is overjoyed to be working with this dream team on such a monumental piece of musical theatre. Eric has been seen on Broadway in Les Miserables and A Tale of Two Cities. He has had international engagements with the Tokyo Philharmonic and in Prince of Broadway, directed by Hal Prince. Eric has toured nationally with Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables. Regional credits include Syracuse Stage, Berkshire Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Indiana Rep, Pioneer, Utah Shakespeare Festival and many more. Eric is an accomplished pianist and Voice/Speech specialist. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. This performance is dedicated to his husband, the other Eric music directing this very show! Insta: @muchydutchy.

Dan in Next to Normal (Debut)

Erin Spears Ledford

Erin Spears Ledford is honored to return to The Mac- Haydn Theatre for her 8th Season. She will join the company in both creative and performance roles. Erin’s past Mac- Haydn directing credits include: The Wedding Singer, Little Shop of Horrors, and Asst. Director on Man Of La Mancha. In 2021 Erin received a Berkshire Theatre Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Ilona in Mac- Haydn’s production of She Loves Me. Other memorable Mac roles include: World Goes Round, Rosie in Mamma Mia, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act and Alice in Addams Family. Favorite regional credits include: Mrs. Sowerberry/ Nancy US in Oliver! (National Tour) and Anita in West Side Story (Circa 21.) When she is not treading the boards at The Mac, Erin works as a Teaching Artist with Inside Broadway in NYC. Thanks to JL, MDKR, JS.

Vicki in The Full Monty

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

Mark Anthony in A Chorus Line (Debut)

Gabe Belyeu

Gabe Belyeu is elated as always to be returning home to MHT! Most recently, Gabe reprised the role of Jerry in The Full Monty for Virginia Music Theatre. Last season, you saw him in Pippin, She Loves Me (Maraczek), Man of La Mancha (Cervantes/Quixote), and The World Goes ‘Round. This year you will see him in A Chorus Line (Zach), Urinetown (Lockstock), Next to Normal (Dr. Madden), The Full Monty (Harold), as well as his solo concert A Call to Places! Favorite roles include Gomez in The Addams Family, Javert in Les Miserables, and Zaza in La Cage Aux Folles. National Tours: Showboat, R&H’s Cinderella, Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!, and Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley. Thanks and love to all my friends and family for their unwavering support!

Zach in A Chorus Line
Officer Lockstock in Urinetown
Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine/Anesthesiologist in Next to Normal
Harold Nichols in The Full Monty

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

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

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.

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

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.

Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (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.

Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown (Debut)

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_

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

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).

Bebe Benzenheimer 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!

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

John Hannigan

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

John Mezzina Hannigan is delighted to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this season with Forever Plaid! Having recently returned from Highlands, North Carolina where he played one of the Four Seasons in Jersey Boys (Mountain Theatre Company), John feels right at home performing in a quartet like the Plaids. Other favorite roles in New York and regional theatre include The Last Five Years (Unhinged Theatre), Dogfight (White Plains PAC), Altar Boyz (Porchlight Productions), South Pacific (Plaza Productions), West Side Story (Heights Players), and Rent (CM PAC). John is a graduate of New York University and calls Brooklyn, New York home. Thanks to family, friends, and the Forever Plaid team for their support!

Smudge in Forever Plaid (Debut)

Jonah Hale

Jonah is an NYC-based performer and photographer who has a passion for both the performing and the visual arts. Jonah, originally from Minnesota, moved to New York City to attend Wagner College in the fall of 2015. He later graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Performace and a Minor in Dance. Jonah is a two-time Mac-Haydn alumnus and is so thrilled to be returning to Chatham this summer. He was last seen on the Mac-Haydn stage in 2018 and 2019 in roles such as Kenickie in Grease, Sammy in The Wedding Singer, Sir Dinadan in Camalot, and Santa Clause in Annie. Thank you to friends and family for all of their love and support.

Gangster in Kiss Me, Kate
Dan/Dr. Madden U/S in Next to Normal

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.

Officer Barrel in Urinetown
Gangster in Kiss Me, Kate

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

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

Kylan Ross

Kylan is thrilled to be back with his Mac-Haydn family for another season. Originally from Ireland, he now calls New York City home. Kylan is a Musical Theatre and Film graduate from the New York Film Academy. Some of Kylans favorite past credits include: THE WORLD GOES ROUND (Berkshire Theatre Award Nominee for Outstanding Lead Male in a Musical 2021), TODRICK HALLS: STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ, North American Tour (The Wizard), PIPPIN (Pippin), NEWSIES (Davey/Race), RAGTIME (Younger Brother), CHESS (Anatoly), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Gus), JOSEPH… DREAMCOAT (Joseph), GREASE (Doody). Kylan would like to thank all of his family back home in Ireland for their constant love and support.
Keep up with Kylan on Instagram at: @kylanross

Al DeLuca in A Chorus Line
Bobby Strong in Urinetown
Gabe in Next to Normal
Malcom MacGregor in The Full Monty
Jinx in Forever Plaid

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

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

Liz Gurland

Liz Gurland is delighted to be back at The Mac-Haydn Theatre for the 2022 season! Past roles at Mac-Haydn include: Woman 3 in And the World Goes ‘Round, Grandma in Pippin, Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret, Angie in The Wedding Singer and Miss Lynch in Grease. Liz has performed with such diverse organizations as The MacHaydn Theatre, Theatre Now New York, Gallery Players, The Phoenix Theatre (PA), La MaMa E.T.C. and New Jersey Verismo Opera. She created a one woman show in collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum. While earning her MFA at UC Irvine, she performed with Starlight Musical Theater in San Diego, Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera and Aspen Opera Theater. MFA UC Irvine.

Josephine "Ma" Strong / Old Woman in Urinetown
Diana U/S in Next to Normal

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:

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

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.

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

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

Lilli Vanessi (Katherine) Kiss Me, Kate

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.

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

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!

Hot Blades Harry / Joseph "Old Man" Strong in Urinetown

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!

Sparky in Forever Plaid(Debut)

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.

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

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:

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

Ricky Dobbs

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Ricky Dobbs is a recent graduate from Long Island University Post where he attained his BFA in Musical Theatre. He was most recently seen as Musidorus in “Head Over Heels” at Post Theatre Company, as a Dancer in Post Concert Dance Companies “Encore,” and was almost seen as Georg in “Spring Awakening” with Sparked Productions, thank you Covid. He couldn’t be more ecstatic to be spending his whole summer with Mac-Haydn Theatre, performing in some dream shows! He wants to send the most thanks to his Mom and Dad for their constant love and support and his partner Devin for being by his side every step of the way! Give me a follow me on insta @Ricky.hugh!

Mike Costa in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Dr. Billeaux in Urinetown
Pops, Padua Priest, Stagehand in Kiss Me, Kate
Tony Giordano/Marty in The Full Monty
Thalia in Xanadu

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

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

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)

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

Trevor Squiers

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Trevor Squiers is proud to be making his regional theatre debut at Mac-Haydn this summer. Originally from Chicago, he currently calls New York City home. A recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Minor in Dance, and certificate in Environmental Ethics, he has appeared in a variety of main-stage, virtual, and student choreographed productions. Recent credits include Heathers, Macbeth, Mamma Mia!, Into The Woods, and Afterimages 2020 Dance Concert. Trevor would like to thank his friends, family, and mentors for their love and support, along with all the directors, choreographers and crew members who made this season possible. See more on and follow him on instagram @trevorsquiers.

Cut Dancer, U/S: Mike/Mark/Larry in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Tiny Tom in Urinetown
Ralph in Kiss Me, Kate
Gary Bonasarte in The Full Monty

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.

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

Xander James

Xander “XAXA” James is thrilled to be back at The Mac-Haydn! Having made his debut last year as Georg in “She Loves Me”, he jumped at the chance to be a part of this season as Jerry in “The Full Monty”. After a 10 year break Xander is happy to be back doing theater a bit more regularly. Some of his favorite roles include, Henry in “Next to Normal”, Chip in “Spelling Bee”, Jud in “Oklahoma”, and Frankie in “Forever Plaid”. Outside of The Mac, Xander spends his days as a professional musician in New York City under the moniker XAXA. He has had the pleasure of playing some of NYC landmarks such as Groove, Cafe Wha?, The Red Lion, City Winery, and The Rainbow Room. You can visit to find out more and stream all of his original music on all platforms.

Jerry in The Full Monty

Zoe Schneider-Smith

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Zoë is over the moon to be making her Mac-Haydn debut and returning to a show that is so close to her heart! Select previous credits include: Sophie-Mamma Mia, Gloria (U/S Alex)-Flashdance, Ado Annie-Oklahoma, Ensemble (U/S Charlotte) Cinderella National Tour, Tricia (U/S Val and Diana) A Chorus Line Japan Tour, Maggie-A Chorus Line, Anybodys- West Side Story. Proud holder of a BFA from The Boston Conservatory. She is a native Californian, avid baker, reader, board game enthusiast…and yes, the rumors are true, and if you ask nicely she will show you that she can, indeed, lick her elbow. Love and thanks for all the continued support to her family, friends and boyfriend. I hope this show brings you as much joy as it brings to us! IG @ladyz40

Sheila Bryant in A Chorus Line (Debut)
Cladwell's Sectretary in Urinetown
Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate