Joseph Christianson is a freelance trumpet player in the NYC area. Joe received his master’s degree from Montclair State University and his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. Originally from New Jersey, he participated in their All-State Band, Chorus, and Orchestras. He studied privately with Tony Kadleck, Dave Ballou, and David Krauss, among others. In addition to playing trumpet, Joe holds a private studio of trumpet students, and teaches general music at a catholic school in NJ.
David Maglione (Musical Director): Dave is a New Jersey based composer, music director, accompanist, and theater nerd. He is the full time Music Director at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Montclair High School, as well as a pianist at Montclair State University. Other credits (as MD/AMD) include: IN THE HEIGHTS, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Original score), INTO THE WOODS, PETER PAN, and NEXT TO NORMAL, to name a few. He is currently writing music and lyrics for a new musical entitled FITTED UP: THE FIGHT TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE, based on the book of the same name, which received a developmental presentation last year at Open Bar Theatricals. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. @Dmaggs12
David’s original musical WENDY’S SHADOW will have it’s world premiere as part of the Mac-Haydn 2018 Children’s Theatre Season.
Mitchell Martin is a pit musician from Texas and is currently working to complete a M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance at New Jersey City University. During his first year at NJCU he performed in multiple ensembles on a multitude of instruments. He began his musical career as a classical bassoonist, but began learning multiple woodwinds during his undergraduate at Oklahoma City University.
Throughout his career he has performed with multiple theater companies in multiple states, including Oklahoma, Georgia and Wisconsin, as well as multiple professional orchestras. After the completion of his master’s degree he plans to continue performing inching his way closer to performing as a pit musician for a Broadway musical.
Noelle is a Florida native who has recently relocated to New York City to pursue her career as a reed doubler specializing in the saxophones, flutes, and clarinets. A recent Florida State University graduate, she will pursue a Masters in Multiple Woodwinds at New Jersey City University in the fall. Noelle has performed with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Jazz Orchestra, side-by-side with the New York Pops Orchestra, and has played in over 40 musicals. She has worked as a reed doubler for the past 3 summers for the Frenchwoods Festival of the Performing Arts and is excited to spend her first summer with the Mac-Haydn Theatre.
Hannah is a UK based cellist, living and working in London. She is so excited to be making her first trip to the Mac this summer! As the cellist of the Eusebius String Quartet, Hannah has appeared across the UK and live on BBC Radio 3. She also plays regularly as principal cello with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and and as a section player of the London Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and the MultiStory Orchestra. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Hannah retains musical links with the USA, and regularly performs recitals with her duo partners, Allegra Chapman and Jillian Zack.
Andres Vahos has had the privilege of performing in a variety of musical venues around the globe as both a drummer and percussionist. From ballet orchestras to hip-hop groups, he has performed in Prague and Beijing, at Carnegie Hall, on PBS National Broadcasts, and in performances receiving critical acclaim from The New York Times. Andres is honored to be at Mac-Haydn this summer and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support; with a special thanks to David for giving him this opportunity.
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. Paul studied at the University of Michigan.
Jillian Zack is very excited to be working at the Mac this summer! Past shows include: BABY (Theatre Row), ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket), THE FULL MONTY (TWN), and INTO THE WOODS (TWN). Concert venues include Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and London’s Wigmore Hall. Jillian performs as a recital partner throughout the US, UK and New Zealand, and maintains a full vocal coaching studio in NYC. Degrees from both the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.