Kevin Gleason – This is Kevin’s eighteenth season at the Mac-Haydn. He is a sought after designer in the New York/ Connecticut area, but is happy to call Chatham “home” each summer. His favorite show was LEGALLY BLONDE (2012).
Andrew Gmoser (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be back for his 23rd season at the Mac-Haydn Theatre, after coming to “help out” with the tech for PHANTOM in 1992. Since then he has designed the lighting for more than 140 MHT shows and created the sets for some of our most spectacular productions, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JEKYLL & HYDE, LES MISERABLES, and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Andrew loves his job designing for all levels of theatre, from high school programs through professional Broadway-caliber productions, and received the Cab Calloway Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts in Westchester. Since 1990 he has designed the lighting and visual effects for all mainstage productions at Westchester Broadway Theatre, the longest running professional theatre in NYS. Andrew’s best and most important production is with his lovely wife, Catherine: their seventeen year old twins, Thomas and Elizabeth!
Jimm Halliday (Costume Designer) Beginning with ANNIE in 1984 Jimm has been a fixture here for 32 seasons, having designed more than 165 Main Stage musicals. he has been the Costume Director with NETworks Tours since 1999, shows include: VICTOR/VICTORIA with Toni Tennille, ANNIE with Katie Lee Gifford, BULLY with John Davidson, and SWEET CHARITY with Molly Ringwold among the many. Jimm was the US Costume Associate for the last National Tour of LES MISERABLES and the Costume Director for the Toronto production, which transferred to Broadway last year. He won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Costume Design for his work on the Kennedy Center production of RAGTIME. Jimm is also the Costume Director for the National Asian Arts project, an organization that works to bring an Asian esthetic to classic American musicals through productions mounted in NYC each year. Jimm’s work can be seen in current touring productions of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and ONCE. Special thanks to the amazing collection of cutters, stitchers, wardrobe, and wig designers that have made these productions come to life, and to lynne, John, and Monica for always being there.
Bryan Knowlton has had the wonderful opportunity of working with artists ranging from Savion Glover, Sally Struthers, Mario Lopez to starring on Broadway, touring on three 1st National Tours, receiving a Helen Hayes nomination for Best Actor in a musical and seen on multiple TV shows: Dancing With The Stars, Good Morning America and The Morning Show. Choreography credits include: URINETOWN, HAIRSPRAY, RENT, THE BAKER’S WIFE, GODSPELL, HAIR, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE MUSIC MAN, 9 TO 5, A CHORUS LINE, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE, FAME, CHICAGO, GREASE, OLIVER!, WEST SIDE STORY, HAIR, JOSEPH… DREAMCOAT, SWEET CHARITY and GYPSY for which he received a New Hampshire Theatre Guild nomination for Best Choreography. Please visit bryanknowlton.org for more information.
Neal is stoked to be back at The Mac. Credits Include: SOUTH PACIFIC (Mac-Haydn), THIEVES (The Public), MY PEOPLE (NYC and Texas), AVENUE Q (Stevens Institute) PETER PANTOMIME (Kaye Playhouse), YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (St. John’s University), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Porch Light), WIZARD OF OZ (Porch Light), THE GOD-SHAPED HOLE (Orange, CA). Neal is the former Artistic Director for Papermill Theatre’s TYA Program, and currently the Associate Production Director and Social Media Director at Shuffles Theatre School (shufflestap.com) Thanks Lynne, Monica, John and all of Mac-Haydn. http://www.nealkowalsky.com. Love to his family and Katrina. @KnealTweets | #NEALEDit
John Saunders is honored to be working alongside this fantastic cast, crew, box office team, ushers, coffeehouse gang, and the amazing volunteers. As an actor here: 1776 ( Adams), MY FAIR LADY (Higgins), CAROUSEL (Jigger), THE SECRET GARDEN (Archie), and HAIRSPRAY (Edna). As a director here: THE BAKER’S WIFE, THE PRODUCERS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE FULL MONTY, LES MISERABLES, CHICAGO, OLIVER! and many others. Elsewhere: National Tours: MY FAIR LADY, OLIVER!, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Regionally: The Papermill Playhouse and Northshore Music Theatre. Tremendous gratitude to his fellow directors, designers, and choreographers for the incredibly dynamic and brilliant work they present here. Thanks to Monica, Paul, Neal, James, Dee, Josh, Kevin, Jimm, Jeanne, Larry and Barbara for your constant support. And finally, a special thank you to Lynne Haydn for 16 years of opportunities, knowledge, guidance, friendship, and too many laughs to count. Enjoy the show!