Jeffrey Konowitch

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jeff is elated to make his debut at the Mac-Haydn Theatre! Last summer, he returned to the stage after a thirteen-year hiatus, performing at the Sharon Playhouse in Something Rotten and Oliver. Jeff’s passion for theater was reignited, and he is thrilled to be performing once again in the Hudson Valley. He studied musical theater performance at Northwestern University and continues to train with voice teacher Jackie Presti, to whom he extends heartfelt thanks for her genuine support and expertise. Jeff is profoundly grateful to his wife, Liza, and to his family and friends for their constant encouragement and love. He is excited to share this journey with the incredible Mac-Haydn team, and to create memorable performances for audiences this summer!

Dashawn McClinton

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Dashawn is thrilled to make their Mac Haydn Debut in this spectacular show! A rising senior at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Dashawn is well versed with many different things in the arts such as Directing, Writing and of course Acting. When Dashawn isn’t predicting what Shakespeare’s greatest hit will be he is probably in the kitchen making his world famous (or at least famous to his friends) Mac and Cheese. Past roles include Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten, Henry in Next to Normal, Mister in The Color Purple and many more. Dashawn would like to thank his friends, family and everyone at the Mac Haydn for all of their love and support and hopes you enjoy this show!

Roles this Season

Thomas Nostradamus in Something Rotten
Tristan Caldwell

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Tristan Caldwell is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this summer in Something Rotten! and The Fantasticks! Most recently, he toured the United States and Canada as a Swing in Little Women. Previous Credits: The Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio), West Side Story (Tony), Pippin (Charlemagne), and The Hunchback of Norte Dame (Phoebus). He was featured in the industry presentation and concept recording of Ryan Scott Oliver’s Tomorrow, The Island Dies as Porter, streaming on all platforms. He performed in A Tribute to Howard Ashman and Alan Menken at 54 Below, honoring their legendary writing partnership. BFA Musical Theatre, The University of Arizona. He would like to thank his friends, family and Maggie for their love and support. For September. You’ve been there, you remember…

Roles this Season

Brother Jeremiah in Something Rotten
Spencer Stanley

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Spencer is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut! He’s been seen on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Goodspeed Opera House, and 54 Below. Favorite roles include Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, and Nostradamus in Something Rotten. He is a rising senior at the College-Conservatory of Music’s Musical Theater program, and is also a life-long musician and songwriter. This past school-year, Spencer took a break from performing and decided to focus on other artistic passions; including Composing, Music Directing, and Conducting. He is ecstatic to be able to return to the stage with one of his favorite shows, and wants to thank his parents for always supporting his dreams. Thank ya’ very much!

Roles this Season

Chad in All Shook Up
Katherine Pound

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Katherine Pound (she/her) is from a small town in Canada but came to NY seven years ago to pursue an education in the arts. She received a Bachelor’s of Music in classical voice from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Catherine Malfitano. She then went on to receive a Master’s of Music from NYU Steinhardt in music theatre studying with Errik Hood. Most recent credits include “Titanic” Ida Strauss (NYU), “Street Scene” Anna Maurrant (NYU) and “Into the Woods” Cinderella (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival). When she is not performing, she can be found teaching music to preschool aged children in Manhattan. She is so thrilled to be spending her first summer here at Mac-Haydn Theatre.

Roles this Season

Mayor Matilda Hyde in All Shook Up
Marcus Jordan

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Marcus A. Jordan is excited to make his Mac-Haydn Theatre debut with the Rent Cast! Regional Credits: Into The Woods (The Baker), Our Town (Howie Newsome), Parade (Newt Lee), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr./Booker T. Washington), Rent (Benny Coffin III), and Working, The Musical (Frank). Marcus recently served as a Professor of Musical Theatre at Southwestern Michigan College and Western Michigan University respectively. Marcus has been fortunate to facilitate the theater arts in various capacities. During the 2022-2023 and 2023 – 2024 seasons, Marcus directed productions of Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, Once on This Island, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This fall he heads to Penn State University to pursue an MFA in directing. Thanks to my family and friends for their love and support! I dedicate this run to GG&G.

Roles this Season

Tom Collins in Rent
Samantha Parrish

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

SAMANTHA RHEA PARRISH is thrilled to raise her voice for the first time at the Mac! You’ll find her on insta/tiktok @sammyrhea and also perpetually behind a music stand performing new work with the Musical Theater Writers Collective. Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), Teeth (NAMT, Playwrights Horizons, Eugene O’Neill), Kiss Me Kate (Hudson Valley Theatre Center), Wild Goose Dreams (A.R.T), Legally Blonde (Level Ground Arts), The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Judge Juris Prudence, National Tour), The Frog Prince (Maria Von Flytrap, National Tour). When she’s not producing and singing in Ed Sheeran Cabaret, Sam serves as the Education Director at Broadway Bound Kids, a non-profit committed to providing access to the arts for all students. Many thanks to John for this opportunity.

Roles this Season

Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act
Cece Morin

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Cece Morin is a graduate from Five Towns College. Shes played several roles at her college which include Deloris in “Sister Act”, Leading Player in “Pippin”, and Dionne in “Hair”. She recently portrayed Little Eva in the Engeman  theatres production of “Beautiful. The Carole King Musical” Cece is beyond excited to be part of the Mac- Haydn Theatre this summer and to be taking part in telling so many amazing fun stories! Cece wants to give a huge thanks to her manager Sarah Haber at Creative Talent Company as well as an acknowledgment of her mother Rose Morin who was always a big supporter and rock in her life. On that note, please enjoy the show!

Roles this Season

Ensemble (Deloris Van Cartier U/S) in Sister Act
Ensemble in Rent
Lorraine in All Shook Up
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Laiya Parker

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Laiya Parker is so excited to be making her Mac-Haydn Theater debut in this production of Sister Act starring as Deloris Van Cartier! Laiya is a Graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) NYC some of her credits include : Sofia in The Color Purple (Roxy Regional theater), Effie u/s in Dreamgirls , (North Carolina Theater) Effie u/s in Dreamgirls (The Garden Theater), Lottie in By the way, Meet Vera Stark (Roxy Regional Theater). Laiya would like to give thanks to God, her friends and family and to the cast, crew and all those involved in the making of Sister Act. You can keep up with All things Laiya on Instagram @laiyaaaa. Enjoy the show!

Josh Walker

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Josh Walker is a NY/NJ artist hoping to change the world through freedom of expression. They have had the opportunity to create art in many ways: writing, singing, photography, poetry, etc. One of the greatest accomplishments is portraying Tom Collins on the RENT 20Th Annivery Tour. They are also creating a musical that they’ve had the opportunity to share at places like 54 Below and Rockwood Music Hall. They hope to bring the musical to life on a broader stage soon! They want to thank everyone who has come before, then that has paved the way for their art to express as freely as it does! They cannot wait to share the stage with these beautiful performers!

Instagram: thejoshwalker_

Roles this Season

Eddie Souther in Sister Act
Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III in Rent
Marvin Gonzalez

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Marvin Gonzalez (He/Him) is a New York based and born Performer. He is stoked to be apart of one of his dream show making his Mac-Haydn debut. He’s immensely grateful to get the opportunity to share his joy on stage. when not on stage he enjoys cooking, bartending, and being surrounded in nature. Recent graduate of the Institute for American Musical Theatre (IAMT). And Recently seen debut his first professional show in A Chorus Line (u/s Paul). Other notable rolls he’s portrayed (Laurie) Little Women, (Enoch Snow) Carousel, (Baker) Into The Woods. He wants to thank his Family, Agents and Teachers for their support. Living everyday as a big dreamer in action. follow his journey on instagram @Gnz_Marvin or Website at WWW.MarvinAGonzalez.com

Roles this Season

Ensemble in West Side Story (Debut)
Bernard Scahill

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Bernard is thrilled to be working at the Mac-Haydn this summer. After a long hiatus from the theatre he is grateful to the team for giving him this opportunity! During the pandemic, Bernard started an outdoor concert company in NYC called “Concerts Under the Stars” that has become a national series, and growing more every year. It is a company founded by musicians for musicians. www.concertsunderthestars.com Broadway National Tour & regional credits include: Les Miserables (U/S Jean Valjean,) Beauty & the Beast (Cogsworth,) CATS (Gus/Growltiger,) Jesus Christ Superstar (King Herod,) Wizard of Oz (The Cowardly Lion,) EVITA, Titanic, Forever Plaid and more! At this time Bernard would like to thank John, Brian, & Lizzie for giving him this opportunity. He would also like to thank Erin, Jeff, Gabe, & Paul for their support!

Roles this Season

Krupke / Gladhand in West Side Story (Debut)
Craig Capone

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Craig Capone is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn Theatre family! Favorite roles include Doc in West Side Story at Seacoast Repertory Theater/Portsmouth NH, Mr. Brownlow in Oliver at the Palace Theatre/Manchester NH, Cinderella’s Father in Into the Woods at the Barnstormers Theater/Tamworth NH, Toulon in M Butterfly at the Woodstock Playhouse/Woodstock NY, and Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at The Players’ Ring/Portsmouth NH. He was nominated for Best Actor in The Priest at the Sanford International Film Festival, and for Best Supporting Actor in Deja Vuers at the Iconic Film Festival. When not acting in film or on stage, Craig can be found on the beaches of Ogunquit, Maine, or Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. www.craigcapone.com

Roles this Season

Doc in West Side Story (Debut)
Tzintli Cerda

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Tzintli Cerda is an 18-year-old rising sophomore from Milford Massachusetts, currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory. This is her professional debut and she is ecstatic to be working with Mac-Haydn this summer! Her most recent performances have been Lucy in Bright Star and #14 in The Wolves at Franklin Performing Arts Company, Leading Player u/s, and Ensemble in Pippin at Shenandoah Conservatory. Outside of musical theatre, Tzintli has had the opportunity to perform across Europe, sing alongside a professional Mariachi Band, and perform for a Day of the Dead Celebration in Winchester. She would like to thank her family for teaching her to love and embrace her Latin culture, FSPA and Shenandoah Conservatory for making me work harder to become the best performer I can be, and my friends for coming to all my performances. She is so excited to work at Mac-Haydn this summer!

Roles this Season

Rosalia in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in Sister Act
Jamie Camejo

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jamie Camejo, a 20 year old passionate dancer born to Venezuelan parents, entered the world in Miami, Florida. From the tender age of two, Jamie discovered her love for dance, a passion that has only deepened over the years. Training in every style and counting to learn and try new things. Growing up in the vibrant city of Miami, Jamie was surrounded by diverse cultures and rhythms, which influenced her dance style and artistic expression. Her journey as a dancer has been fueled by dedication, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to her craft. Today, Jamie continues to captivate audiences with her mesmerizing performances, showcasing not only her remarkable talent but also her boundless enthusiasm for dance.

Roles this Season

Francesca in West Side Story (Debut)
Benjamin Yantis

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Ben Yantis (He/Him) is happy to be joining Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer! Originally from Harrisburg, PA Ben has been performing for as long as he can remember. Studying at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet through high school, he fell in love with the theatre and dance. He is filled with gratitude that he gets to bring the beauty of theatre and movement to people through shows. He wants to thank the Mac-Haydn staff for welcoming him into such a great environment. Previous theatre credits include: HAIR (Tribe), A CHORUS LINE (Dance Captain/Zach u/s), THE APPLE TREE (Sanjar), SWEET CHARITY (Ensemble), PIPPIN (Ensemble). Precious dance credits: The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince, Snow, Coffee), Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund) BFA Musical Theatre Shenandoah Conservatory. @benyantiss

Roles this Season

Diesel in West Side Story (Debut)
Ana Viveros

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Ana Viveros (she/her) is honored to be joining Mac-Haydn this summer! Ana is a proud Miami-native and just received her BFA in Musical Theater from Boston Conservatory this May under the Presidential Scholarship and inaugural Sutton Foster Award. She’s ecstatic to be a part of 3 Mac-Haydn productions: “West Side Story” (Consuelo, U/S Anita), “Sister Act” (Ensemble), and “Rent” (Mimi Marquez)! Recent musical credits include The Company Theatre’s world premiere of “Born To Do This” (Clarisse), Reagle Music Theatre’s “West Side Story” (Consuelo, U/S Maria), and Boston Conservatory’s “As You Like It” (Silvia). Ana would like to thank her partner and friends for their support, and her family for their sacrifices and resilience. A special thank you to the Mac-Haydn team and community for welcoming her with open arms.
To stay connected: anaviveros.com / @anagviveros

Roles this Season

Consuelo (U/S Anita) in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in Sister Act
Mimi in Rent
Jordan Speer

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

This is Jordan’s first season with the Mac-Haydn theater and she is beyond excited to join the family! She’s a recent graduate of AMDA NY/LA. Born and raised in the Midwest. Starting off as a competitive dancer she found her love for theater while playing Clara in her elementary school’s production of The Nutcracker. She has gone on to play roles such as Julia Gibbs (Our Town), Patsy (Crazy For You) and Miss Spider (James and the Giant Peach). She wants to thank her family and friends for the endless support and for always pushing her to reach her dreams and well as John Saunders and the rest of the Mac-Hayden team for taking a chance and molding her into the performer she is today!

Roles this Season

Dinah in West Side Story (Debut)
Abbie Ruff

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Abbie Ruff is so excited to be performing at Mac-Haydn Theatre for the first time! SELECT CREDITS: Matilda (Swing/ Dance Captain), West Side Story (Anybodys/ DC), Freaky Friday (Laurel/ DC), Sweet Charity (Dance Hall Hostess), Mamma Mia! (Ensemble) – Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; Catch Me If You Can (Ensemble) – Uptown Players; The Music Man (Ensemble/ Assoc. Director & Choreographer) – Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre; Oklahoma! (Ensemble/ DC) – Riverside Theatre; Anything Goes (Assoc. Director/ Choreographer) – Lyric Stage, Dallas. TCU Alum, Go Frogs! Shoutout to my day ones: ARR, JBR, Renee, and everyone at DU. Endless thanks to Nicole and the whole FSE team. Love to Jack, Willie and Ziggy, and my friends and family. For Simon, keep it cool, buddy boy.

Roles this Season

Anybodys in West Side Story (Debut)
JJ Razzano

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

JJ Razzano, an upstate NY native, is beyond excited to make his debut at The Mac-Haydn Theatre with West Side Story and All Shook Up! You may have seen him locally in Something Rotten (Ensemble), Oklahoma (Curly McClain), and The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia) at Playhouse Stage Co.’s Park Playhouse in Albany. JJ is a proud and dedicated student at NYU Tisch studying Drama in the New Studio on Broadway where he has been apart of many educational productions including Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus) and many film projects. He would like to thank his family, friends, dog, and the cast and crew at The Mac-Haydn Theatre for supporting and inspiring him to continue perusing his passion for the arts!

Roles this Season

On-Stage Swing in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in All Shook Up
Tanner Kirol

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Tanner Jarrett Kirol is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at The Hartt School. He has previously performed in Grease at the Axelrod Contemporary Theatre as well as Surflight Theatre’s 2023 season. As a dancer he has performed with Hamilton Ballet Theatre as a principal, Waterbury Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and STEPS on Broadway. Tanner’s most recent credit (and one of his favorites!) is being a swing for an all male version of My Fair Lady (excluding Eliza and Mrs. Higgins). Tanner’s super excited to be a part of Machayden’s 2024 season, and most of all to be able to kick off the season by performing in a dream show of his: West Side Story.

Roles this Season

Action in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in All Shook Up
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Griffin Wilkins

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Griffin Wilkins is an actor, singer, and dancer hailing from Walpole, MA. He is so excited to join the Mac-Haydn family this summer! Recent credits include Something Rotten (Nick Bottom), Newsies (Race), and Sweet Charity (Vittorio Vidal) for FSUTheatre; Mamma Mia (Sky), Legally Blonde (Kyle, Ensemble) for NCCA at Jean’s Playhouse; and Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz (Tinman) for 92NY. Florida State Musical Theatre Alum ’23. Go ‘Noles! Huge shoutout to Craig Holzberg and everyone at Avalon Artists Group! He would like to thank his mom, dad, sister, and the rest of his family for their undying love and support in everything he does. Another big thank you to his beautiful girlfriend, his friends from NYC, Tallahassee, and beyond, and the Boston Celtics. Instagram: @griffin.t.wilkins

Roles this Season

Riff in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in Sister Act
Ensemble (Mark U/S) in Rent
Ariellys Reynoso

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Ariellys is a New Yorker who’s bold, fierce, and has hair with a mind of its own. A childhood cultivated in the boogie down Bronx Ariellys found her passion and love for musical theatre. Her favorite part of performing is bringing people of all walks of life together and creating within a community. As a recent graduate of Shenandoah University, Ari as most know her has had the pleasure of being apart of multiple shows as in Siohban (CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME), Dionne (HAIR), and Mother U/S (TUCK EVERLASTING). Ari is so grateful to the cast, crew, her directors, and the entire Mac-Hadyn community for giving her this oppurtunity. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their endless support to follow her dreams.

Roles this Season

Anita in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in Sister Act
Ensemble (Mimi U/S) in Rent
Paula Gaudier

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Paula Gaudier is a proud native Puerto Rican actor recently graduated from Manhattanville University with a BFA in Musical Theater. Off-Broadway: The Beautiful Lady (Ensemble/Akhmatova understudy) at La Mama ETC directed by Anne Bogart. Regional: A Little Night Music (Anne/Petra understudy) at Barrington Stage Company directed by Julianne Boyd. NYC Theatre: Exist: A New Musical (Victoria) at Columbia University directed by Marina Montesanti. Manhattanville College: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales) directed by Beth Burrier; Carousel (Julie Jordan) directed by Beth Burrier. Dedico mi presentación a la comunidad latina que continúa llenando el mundo con su música, baile y sabor. Que nuestras historias siempre sean contadas con propósito de conocer, compartir y amar con orgullo en el corazón.

Roles this Season

Maria in West Side Story (Debut)
Jared Goodwin

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jared Goodwin is quite pleased, to say the least, to be making his Mac-Hadyn debut this summer! Off-Broadway: Howard Young in BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN. After stumbling into performing at 15, he quickly found himself on increasingly large stages: within a year he was showcased as a Critic’s Choice Main Stage Soloist at the Colorado Thespian Convention. Following his graduation from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he was selected to be a part of BROADWAY’S RISING STARS, a talent showcase gathering top performers from the East Coast’s most elite performing schools at The Town Hall in New York. When not in Chatham, he can be found singing everything from Sinatra to Sondheim at the Tony-Honored nightclub 54 Below, or making the occasional appearance at Birdland Jazz Club or The Green Room 42. Love and appreciation go out to his family, his friends, and Ann.

Roles this Season

Tony in West Side Story (Debut)
Roger in Rent
Fernando Flores

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Fernando Flores is an upcoming Junior at the Manhattan School of Music. His musical journey began back in Venezuela in “El Sistema” and continued his artistic studies at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl. Some of his credits include Bye Bye Birdie Ensemble at MSM, The Secret Life of The American Musical as a Principal at MSM, The Freshmen of 54 Below at 54 Below, The Addams Family as Pugsley, Matilda as Trunchbull, Fame as Schlomo. In 2022, He won 1st place at the Schmidt Vocal Arts Chicago Competition. He appears in Telemundo’s soap opera Al Otro Lado Del Muro as young Santiago Juarez. He is thrilled to be performing at the Mac-Haydn Theater this summer and hopes that you enjoy the show.

Roles this Season

Chino in West Side Story (Debut)
Pablo in Sister Act
Ensemble in Rent
Nathan Diaz

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Nathan Diaz (he/him) is beyond thrilled to be joining the Mac family this summer! He is an Orlando, FL native and has been surrounded by fine arts and entertainment his whole life. He just graduated from Shenandoah University with a BFA in Musical Theatre (Go Hornets!) and cannot wait to make the move into the city very soon. Some favorite credits at SU include Paul in A CHORUS LINE, Otto in SPRING AWAKENING, and Jairo in WORKING. He would like to thank God for allowing him to do what he loves, the incredible people here at Mac-Haydn Theatre for having him this summer, his incredible fellow cast members, and his family and friends for their unyielding support.

Roles this Season

Indio in West Side Story (Debut)
Caleb Bermejo

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Caleb Bermejo is incredibly excited to make his Mac-Haydn debut in West Side Story. Ever since he was a kid, Caleb dreamed about being a part of this show and now that it’s come true, he couldn’t be more grateful. Last year, he originated the role of Pilate in a new musical in Texas called “His Story” directed by Broadway legend, Jeff Calhoun. Caleb is beyond thrilled to work with West Side Story Director/Choreographer Bryan Knowlton again at Winnipesaukee Playhouse where he will be playing Usnavi in yet another dream show of his, In The Heights. None of this would be possible without the unconditional love and support from his beloved parents, Marisa and Hector. Huge thank you to the cast and crew for making this an unforgettable experience!

Roles this Season

Bernardo in West Side Story (Debut)
Alexander Agaliotis

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Alex is a 19 year old rising sophomore from Jacksonville Florida that is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre with a dance minor at Shenandoah Conservatory. This is his first professional debut and he could not be more excited and grateful to be working with Mac-Haydn this summer! Most importantly, he thanks his family and friends for all their support, as he would not be where he is today without them. The last shows he has performed in are “Pippin”, (Ensemble), “A Chorus Line”, (Mike Costa), “Chicago”, (Featured Dancer), and “Rent”, (Ensemble). Outside of theatre, Alex enjoys playing football, spending time outdoors, and writing poetry! He is so happy to be able to be a part of a beautiful ensemble of people to tell stories that change lives and hopes you leave the theatre feeling moved and inspired.

Roles this Season

Baby John in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in Sister Act
Chris Agaliotis

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Chris Agaliotis is a nineteen year old rising sophomore at Shenandoah Conservatory who is from Jacksonville Florida. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre with an added songwriting certificate. This is his first professional debut and he could not be more thrilled to be working with Mac-Haydn this summer! He would like to thank his family, his friends, and the theatre faculty at both Douglas Anderson School Of The Arts and Shenandoah Conservatory for all of their constant support, as he wouldn’t be here without them. The last few performances he has gotten to be apart of are “A Chorus Line” as Alan Deluca at the Dr. Philip’s Center, and “Pippin” as Ensemble at Shenandoah Conservatory. Outside of theatre, Chris enjoys playing the guitar, making music, watching animated series, and spending lots of time outdoors. He is endlessly grateful for this opportunity!

Roles this Season

A-rab/Snow boy in West Side Story (Debut)
Ensemble in Sister Act
Belle Babcock

Belle is excited to be back at the Mac this summer after growing up at the theatre. Belle graduated in May from Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Last summer she appeared at the Mac in Footloose (Wendy Jo), 42nd street (Ethel), and The Sound of Music (Baroness). She also recently appeared in Sophisticated Ladies (Terri), Spring Awakening (Anna), and Head Over Heels (Gynecia) at Montclair State, Mamma Mia (Sophie), Urinetown (Hope) and Young Frankenstein (Inga) at Venice Theatre, and Hairspray (Amber) at The Players Centrer in Florida. Love to Mom, Jess, Ama, and her best friends for being the coolest people ever. Love you all! Ladybug hugs to Daddy and Papa<3 bellebabcock.com

Roles this Season

Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours in Sister Act
Ensemble in Rent
Ensemble in All Shook Up
Portia in Something Rotten
Kevin Weldon

Kevin Weldon made his Broadway Debut high above the stage as Peter Allen’s Stunt Double in “Legs Diamond”. He has worked regionally at GEVA, Stage West, Papermill, Pocono, Falmouth and Cleveland Playhouses, Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut Street, Bucks County, Carousel, Westchester Broadway, and Actor’s Ensemble Theaters, as well as over Nine Hundred Performances of the Magnificent Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. As a cabaret performer, has has appeared at 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama, Eighty-Eights, Seven Hills Inn, Rod’s, Eugene O’Neil Theater Center, Club Helsinki, and Spencertown Academy. He is also one half of the Cabaret Duo, “The Backdoor Boys”, performing for charities throughout the Berkshires and the Upper Hudson Valley over the past fifteen years. So happy to be returning to The Mac-Haydn after appearing here as Gyp DiCarlo in “Jersey Boys” last season.

Roles this Season

Lord Clapham/Master of Justice in Something Rotten
Jacob Atkins

Jacob Atkins is thrilled to have this opportunity to perform at the Mac-Hadyn Theatre, returning to the role of Joe Pesci. You can find him currently at Elon University in his Senior year where he is getting his BFA in Musical Theatre. Later this year, you can also find him playing Georg in Spring Awakening. Other favorite credits include Pippin in Pippin, Jack Kelly in Newsies, and Edward Bloom in Big Fish. Some interesting facts about Jacob are that he eats fries in 2’s, and he is a Nerd at his core. Special thanks to his loving mom, dad, family, and friends who have always supported him. You can follow him on social media @thejacobatkins_

Roles this Season

Dennis in All Shook Up
Cydney Gleckner

Cydney Gleckner is overjoyed to return to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for her second summer season. In the upcoming fall, she will be a senior at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. She made her college MainStage debut her sophomore year as Carrie White in Carrie: The Musical. Other favorite roles include Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and “Bless the Lord” in Godspell. When she is not performing, Cydney enjoys cooking, cycling, playing with her dogs, and driving around in her Toyota RAV4. She wants to thank her parents, Coehl, Rosie, Belle, Jon, Michael, and the entire cast/crew at the Mac. Thank you all for the consistent guidance and endless support!

Roles this Season

Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act
Ensemble in Rent
Natalie in All Shook Up
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Molly Engelhardt

Molly is beyond excited to return to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for another amazing summer! Her recent credits include- Louisa in The Sound of Music (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Ensemble/Dance Captain in The Wedding Singer (Playhouse Stage Company), and Matilda in Matilda (Playhouse Stage Company). Molly would like to thank John Saunders and the creative team at the Mac for this amazing opportunity. Molly would also like to thank her vocal coach Fran Wittmann and dance teacher Lorri Leonardi for their training which has helped her become the performer she is today. Lastly, Molly would like to thank her friends and family for pushing her to be her best and supporting her through everything. Molly hopes you enjoy the show!

Roles this Season

Ensemble in Something Rotten
Allie Seebode

Allie Seebode is a rising Junior B.F.A Musical Theater Major at Nazareth University & a native of Delmar, NY. She is excited to return to Mac-Haydn after being a part of the amazing 2023 season. She fell in love with theater at the age of nine when she was cast in their 2013 production of LES MISERABLES, and has continued performing ever since. Some of her favorite credits include: THE SOUND OF MUSIC: (Ensemble/Frau Schmidt u/s), FOOTLOOSE (Ensemble/Urleen u/s) Mac-Haydn Theatre; A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Helena), FOX SISTERS (Katie), ASSASSINS (Sara Jane Moore) Nazareth University. Allie would like to thank her parents, family, friends & everyone involved in this season at Mac-Haydn for all of their love & support. Enjoy the show! @allie_seebode

Roles this Season

Nun/Ensemble in Sister Act
Jake Koch

 

Hailing from Wisconsin, Jake Koch is absolutely overjoyed to be returning to Chatham this summer. Last summer, you may have seen Jake in the Mac’s 42nd Street (Bert), Footloose (Willard), The Sound of Music (Franz), and Godspell (“We Beseech Thee”). Jake is rising Senior at Manhattan School of Music and is a proud student of Sam McKelton’s voice studio. He was most recently seen in MSM’s Bye Bye Birdie (Mrs. Peterson), Paperboy (Willie, u/s Paperboy) and Valentino’s Tango (Ensemble, u/s Jesse Lasky). Some of his other credits include The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), Hairspray (I.Q.), Les Misérables (Thénardier) and the world premiere production of Goosebumps the Musical (Zeke). Jake would love to thank John, Eric, Tori, and the entire Mac-Haydn family for another incredible summer at his favorite place! IG: @jakeolantern

Roles this Season

Joey in Sister Act
Ensemble in Rent
Dean Hyde in All Shook Up
Shylock in Something Rotten
Bella DePaola

Bella DePaola is so excited to return to The Mac Haydn Theatre! Past credits include Val (A Chorus Line), Anytime Annie/Dance Captain (42nd Street), Turn Back O’Man/Dance Captain (Godspell), Becky Two Shoes/u/s Penelope Pennywise (Urinetown), Lorriane/Lead Angel/Dance Captain (Jersey Boys), Betty Blast/u/s Ariel/Dance Captain (Footloose), Susan Hershy/u/s Georgie Bukatinski (The Full Monty), and Ensemble (Kiss Me Kate). She is a recent graduate of Pace University’s Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance Programs and was seen in productions like Into the Woods as Jack’s Mom u/s Baker’s Wife, and Pippin as Player u/s Fastrada. Bella would love to thank her family and friends, especially her two parents, for supporting her along her journey. Keep up with her instagram for future adventures: @belladepaola

Roles this Season

Graziella in West Side Story
Dance Captain for West Side Story
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Xander James

Xander “XAXA” James makes his triumphant return to the Mac Haydn Theater as the one and only Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN. He is so excited to be back at The Mac after having the pleasure of playing such roles as Georg in SHE LOVES ME and Jerry in THE FULL MONTY in past seasons. You can also catch Xander in New York City as a full time musician under the moniker XAXA playing regular shows all around the city. He has had the pleasure of playing NYC landmarks such as Groove, Cafe Wha?, The Red Lion, City Winery, and the Rainbow Room. Visit www.xaxamusic.com for more information and to stream his original music. Xander is so grateful for all the wonderful times and the amazing friends he has made here in Chatham. Huge thanks to John Saunders and everyone involved here at The Mac Haydn.

Roles this Season

Shakespeare in Something Rotten
Amber Mawande-Spytek

Amber is a New York Based Performer and is always stoked to be back at the Mac! Her passion is to create waves of art in musical theatre and in the performance industry as a whole, expanding the hearts and minds of theatre lovers everywhere. Her recent credits include Godspell (Uzo), Next to Normal (Natalie), Xanadu (Erato), and Pippin (Leading Player). She has received multiple Berkie Nominations throughout her time here at the Mac-Haydn as well as a recent Nomination for best Actress in a Musical at the New York Theatre Festival. Lots of thanks to her friends and family who are always supporting her endeavors and cheering her on. You can follow Amber on Instagram or Tiktok at @amber.mawande

Roles this Season

Sister Mary Theresa in Sister Act
Joanne Jefferson in Rent
Ensemble in All Shook Up
Minstrel in Something Rotten
Anthony Michael Velez

Anthony Michael Velez is so grateful to be returning to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for their 2024 Season. This will be his fourth season in a row here! You might remember his past roles as Paul San Marco (A Chorus Line), Sancho (Man of La Mancha) and Arpad Laszlo (She Loves Me) at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. He recently made his Off-Broadway debut as a Standby/Swing in El Otro Oz at the Atlantic Theatre. Anthony was the recipient of the 2019 National Youth Arts Awards for Best Actor in a Musical as Jack Kelly in Newsies (Pied Piper Youth Theatre). When he’s not on stage, Anthony works as a Teaching Artist for Broadway Bound Kids. He would like to thank his family and friends for always supporting his passion for the arts.
IG: @anthonyvelezzz

Roles this Season

Moose in West Side Story
TJ in Sister Act
Angel in Rent
Ensemble in All Shook Up
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Clementine Kline

Clementine Kline is thrilled to be back at the Mac this year! Previous Mac-Haydn credits include Gladys in 42ND STREET, a denizen in URINETOWN, Thea in PIPPIN, and Little Girl in RAGTIME. Other credits include A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL (National Tour), RADIO GALAXY (Industry Readings), SESAME STREET 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (HBO/PBS), Tess in CRAZY FOR YOU (French Woods Festival), and Timon in THE LION KING (CCYT). Clementine has also danced her own choreography at New York Live Arts and sung at Feinstein’s/54 Below. In April, she made her operatic debut in THE LIVES AND DREAMS OF NIKOLA TESLA (Works & Process at The Guggenheim.) Countless thanks to John Saunders, the entire Mac family, mom, dad, Minnie, and Mo. @clementinekline

Roles this Season

Ensemble in Something Rotten
Andrew Burton Kelley

Andrew Burton Kelley is ecstatic to be returning for his 5th season here at The Mac! Past Mac-Haydn credits include Xanadu (Sonny), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), and She Loves Me (Kodlay), to name a few. Other Credits: National Tour; Waitress. Cruise Ships; Cranival Cruise Lines (Carnival Victory, Production Singer), The Comany Men (Man 2). Regional; Waitress (Ogunquit), Grease (Palace Theatre), A Chorus Line (The Argyle, Palace Theatre), Xanadu (Cortland Repertory), Rent (Firehouse Center for the arts), and itch Albom’s original musical, Hockey!-The New Musical (Detroit City Theatre). He is forever grateful to his family, FSE, his amazing wife and fellow actor Rachel, and the sweetest kitten to ever exsist, Eloise. IG;@thereal_abk

Roles this Season

Mark Cohen in Rent
Nick Bottom in Something Rotten
Kylan Ross

Kylan (he/him) is very excited to be back at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for his fourth season. Originally from Ireland, Kylan now calls New York City home. Some of Kylan’s previous credits include: NEXT TO NORMAL (Gabe – Berkshire Theatre Award Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical 2022), URINETOWN (Bobby Strong), TODRICK HALL’S STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ, North American Tour (The Wizard), PIPPIN (Pippin), NEWSIES (Davey/Race), GUYS AND DOLLS (Harry The Horse), RAGTIME (Younger Brother), CHESS (Anatoly), A CHORUS LINE (Al), THE WORLD GOES ROUND (Berkshire Theatre Award Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical 2021).
You can keep up with Kylan on Instagram at: @kylanross

Roles this Season

Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten
Rachel Pantazis

Rachel Pantazis is elated to be returning back to the Mac-Haydn for her fifth summer. Rachel has just completed her national tour debut as Meg in Little Women the musical. Featured Mac credits: Xanadu, Man of La Mancha, Jersey Boys, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Sunset Boulevard, She Loves Me, and Oklahoma! When she isn’t performing musical theatre, she is traveling the country with America’s Sweethearts, a New York City-based tribute group for the Andrews Sisters. The group performs mainly for veterans across the USA. Rachel is also an experienced and dedicated voice educator for students of all ages. Thank you to John Saunders for always welcoming me back to my favorite theatre! Love to my husband and soulmate, Andrew Burton Kelley. Rachelpantazis.com | @Repantz

Roles this Season

Miss Sandra in All Shook Up
Fiona Phelps

Fiona is thrilled to be back performing on the Mac-Haydn stage, now as full company! Some of her recent productions include Something Rotten! (Ensemble, Assist. Dance Captain), Oklahoma! (Young Laurey), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Urinetown (Little Sally), and The Addams Family (Alice). As a dancer, Fiona has trained and competed in numerous different styles, her favorite always being tap. She trained with the Joffrey Ballet, doing their tap summer intensive and most recently performed in Manhattanville College’s Fall Dance Concert. Fiona is working to receive her BFA in Musical Theater from Manhattanville College where she will be performing in A Chorus Line as Sheila this upcoming fall! She would like to thank all of her family, friends and teachers for their support always!

 

Roles this Season

On-Stage Swing in West Side Story
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Emily Allen

Emily Grace Allen is so happy to be returning to the Mac-Haydn Theatre once again! Emily just graduated from Marymount Manhattan College and is so excited to take the next step in her artistic journey. During the year, she kept busy working and training. She had the opportunity to train at the 30 Rock Wig Shop working on things for SNL and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She also performed as a featured dancer in the ensemble of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Marymount. Coming off of graduation, Emily is so thankful for all the opportunities and the support from her family and peers that have helped her to get to where she is. Sending all the love and gratitude to Mom and Dad, John, Caitlin, and the entire family at the Mac! emilygraceallen.com

Roles this Season

Ensemble in Rent
Swing in The Fantasticks

Creative Roles this Season

Hair/Wig & Makeup Designer - West Side Story
Brian D. Wagner

Brian D. Wagner is happy to be back for his 7th season at the Mac! He was most recently seen in 42ND STREET (Abner Dillon) and FOOTLOOSE (Uncle Wes.) Other select Mac credits include HELLO DOLLY (Horace Vandergelder), URINETOWN (Senator Fipp), RAGTIME (JP Morgan), FUNNY GIRL (Flo Ziegfeld), ANNIE (Drake), ANYTHING GOES (Eli Whitney), MAN OF LA MANCHA (Governor) and SUNSET BOULEVARD (Cecil B. de Mille.) 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 engineers at an advertising agency based in NYC! As always, my love to Tim for his support in all I do onstage and off.

Roles this Season

Monsignor O'Hara in Sister Act
Judith Wyatt

Judith Wyatt is happy to return to the Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) for SISTER ACT. Past credits: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Sister Berthe) MHT; CEMETARY CLUB (Lucille) Ghent Playhouse; RAGTIME (Mrs. Houdini/Ensemble) Mac-Haydn Theatre; FUNNY GIRL (Rose Brice) MHT; THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Madame, Onstage Choir) MHT; DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Muriel) MHT; ANYTHING GOES (Evangeline Harcourt) Town Hall Arts, Denver; THE FULL MONTY (Jeannette) Breckenridge Backstage, CO; ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Queen Aggravain) Cabrini Arts, Denver; THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (Mrs. McGlone) Town Hall Arts, Denver; NUNSENSE (Mother Superior) Cabrini Arts, Denver; JACQUES BREL… (Woman 1) Cabrini Arts, Denver. TV: Background and Featured Background The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime, Season 3-5), Succession (HBO), Billions (Showtime), White House Plumbers (HBO), Monsterland (HULU), and the upcoming Netflix series Zero Day. Thanks and love to Dan, Maddy, Mark, Paul, Alex, Eugenia, and our beautiful granddaughters Leona & Josie.

Roles this Season

Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act
Monica M. Wemitt

Monica M. Wemitt is returning this summer to reprise her role of Mother Superior in SISTER ACT. MHT audiences have seen her in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, STATE FAIR, LES MISERABLES, FULL MONTY, HELLO DOLLY, MAME, SOUND OF MUSIC, GIGI, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and PHANTOM to name a few. What keeps her busy during her time off the stage now is narrator for audio books. As of this writing, she has narrated 17 books, most of which can be found on Audible. Break a leg to the company of SISTER ACT and to the cast & crew for the entire season. Sincere thanks to John, Paul, Todd, Eric and Andrew. I am ever in awe of all of your talents.

Roles this Season

Mother Superior in Sister Act
Conor Robert Fallon

Conor is beyond thrilled to be back at the Mac! After last year’s productions of Jersey Boys (Tommy Devito) and Godspell (Jesus) he has been counting the minutes until he could tread the boards again of this amazing theater he calls home. He can’t wait to tackle a favorite show of his, The Fantasticks and to get to work with John and Eric and the rest of the creative teams on a musical very close to his heart. Thanks to all his friends and family for there years of support and encouragement. A special thanks to his Mother and Father, John and Kathleen, his siblings Sean, Cait and Ryan. His niece Nora and his lovely girlfriend Lydia. Social media: @conorrobertfallon

Roles this Season

Ensemble in Something Rotten