Chris is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut! Regional credits: ‘MATILDA’ (Miss Trunchbull) ‘SWEENEY TODD’ (Beadle Bamford) ‘AVENUE Q’ (Nikky/Trekkie Monster) ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ (William Barfeè) ‘RAGTIME’ (Willy Conklin) Other favorites: ‘TALK RADIO’ (Kent) *2017 NJ Perry Award Winner Best Featured Actor in a Play.* ‘HAIR’ (Woof), ‘THREEPENNY OPERA’ (Sawtooth Bob) ‘WENDY’S SHADOW’ at New York Musical Festival (Curly), Busch Gardens: Williamsburg ‘BLOOD BANQUET’ (Alfred), ‘SEUSSICAL’ (Horton). All the love to my family.
Kiara Hines is excited to be joining the cast of Beehive this fall! Kiara is a North Carolina native and she is making her Mac Haydn Theatre debut with this production. Some of Kiara’s favorite previous roles include: Cinderella in “Cinderella”, Lil Inez in “Hairspray”, and Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” There are not enough words to suffice for how grateful she is for her health, the opportunity to perform once again, and the love and support from her family and friends. Kiara hopes these familiar songs and stories will comfort the hearts of all in attendance. www.kiarahines.com
Hayden Ponjuan is delighted to be making his Mac-Haydn Theatre debut! Hayden, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, is currently pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre at The Hartt School. Recent credits include Aaron Mckinney in The Laramie Project (The Hartt School) Che Guevara in Evita (Jean’s Playhouse) Rolf in The Sound of Music (Jean’s Playhouse) and Ren McCormack in Footloose (Theatre Baton Rouge). He would like to thank his parents Jorge and Cristin, and his two brothers Noah and Dawson for their unconditional love and support. Lastly he would like to thank Mark Planner for his vocal guidance throughout his career. Following his graduation, Hayden has plans to become a New York City-based actor. For professional inquiries… Email: email@example.com
Mia Sempertegui is a current graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In the Fall she is off to Los Angeles to complete her training and receive her BFA in Theatre. She was born and raised in Queens, NY. Mia’s most recent project was the short film POCHA, directed by Carly Oscar, and she played Vic, the main protagonist. She has also performed in cabarets and concerts all throughout NYC since she was in high school. When not performing she is picking up new hobbies that interest her, such as crocheting, ceramics, sewing, piano, and writing music. Mia is extremely thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre family and escape the sounds of the big city for the summer! miasempertegui.com, (IG)miasemperteguii
William Taitel is a Baritone from Rockaway, New Jersey. This will be his second season of performances at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. He is super excited to give his all this season, especially since the world has been in a state of chaos and he has been cooped up inside for too long. His other performances include: Jekyll & Hyde (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Oklahoma (Ali Hakim), Ragtime (Booker T. Washington). He hopes you enjoy the performances and the season! Do it up big!
Sam is so excited to be back in Chatham with his Mac-Haydn family and is grateful to be doing theater again. Past credits include: Footloose (Ren), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Grease (Johnny Casino), Ragtime (Tateh u/s), James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper), Matilda (Big Kid), and many others at Mac-Haydn and at other regional theaters. Sam has also worked as a production singer for two cruise lines traveling all over the world and working in Germany. Sam was stranded at sea for two months at the beginning of the pandemic and is happy to be back on land! Sam will soon be releasing a music project that he wrote, co-produced, and recorded during the pandemic so look out for that (ig- @samseleznow). Sam is a Hartt school Alumni. Much love to his family and everyone at Mac-Haydn.
Maya is grateful to return to Mac-Haydn for her second year! A recent grad from The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre, her credits include Goodspeed Musicals Festivals: Gloria GROW, Mac-Haydn Theatre: Sarah RAGTIME, Ronnette LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Frenchie GREASE, Armina OKLAHOMA! Playhouse on Park: Carla u/s IN THE HEIGHTS, North Rockland Theatre Society: Aida AIDA, New Generation Theatre: Vanessa IN THE HEIGHTS, The Hartt School: Loraine u/s ALL SHOOK UP. Maya would very much like to thank her parents, siblings, and all of her family for always being her number one supporters, especially throughout the pandemic. She is super thankful to be back at the place she loves- doing what she loves once again!
Look out old Mac is back!! Angie is beyond thankful to be returning to a theatre she calls home. Angie made her Mac-Haydn debut in 2019, receiving a nomination for Broadway Worlds Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Rizzo in Grease. Angie is thrilled to take on the role of dance captain and choreographer this summer! Angie is so grateful to be able to continue spreading joy, being an ally and lifting others up all while doing what she loves most. Thank you John, James, Jill and my dear friend Spates for all your continued love and support! Angie dedicates everything she does to her Colonna Army. You’re my way, my moon and my life. After all this time, we survived! Always.
This is Emily’s 12th season with Mac-Haydn! However, this will be her first season as Props Designer. Emily has been in almost every aspect of the performing arts, from stage managing to acting, and even choreography! Regional credits: LITTLE WOMEN (Marmee), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Choreographer), LES MISERABLES (Ensemble/Crew), SWEENEY TODD (Ensemble), CABARET (Frau. Kost/ Music Capt./ASM), GREATER TUNA (Assistant Director/SM), HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (Martha/ Heathers U/S.) Emily would like to thank her sister Robyn for all the emotional support throughout the pandemic and her father Skip for always being the best practical joker. This season for her is dedicated to her Mom, Joan Spateholts, the longtime gardener of the Mac, who we lost in November 2020.
Creative Roles this SeasonProps Designer: Pippin
Randy is elated to be making his Mac Haydn debut! A North Carolina native, Randy is now located in NYC as a performer and voice actor. Credits include Smokey Joes Cafe (Theatre Raleigh), Grease (North Carolina Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (La Comedia), Scrooge No More (Busch Gardens Williamsburg), Anything Goes and Legally Blonde (Temple Theatre).
Troy Lingelbach is an actor and aerialist based in NYC. He recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College this May with a BA in Theatre Arts and a Triple Minor in Musical Theatre, Philosophy and Hispanic Studies. As a circus performer, Troy is a specialist and instructor in aerial silks, Lyra, rope, contortion, and dance trapeze and has performed with such companies as ABCirque, The Circus Collective of San Diego, Cirko Teleskóptico, and Lindley Lopez Productions. He recently starred in an aerial adaptation of Stravinski’s Petrushka, and in 2016 placed second in both the Male Silks and Lyra categories at the US Aerial Championships. In college, Troy performed in Punk Rock, Kiss Me, Kate!, the NYC premier of Wildhorn’s Zelda, and South Pacific. Outside of school, he has performed Chicago, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, and Shrek as part of Clear Space Theatre Company’s summer season. He is thrilled to be at the Mac this summer!
Julie is excited to be making her Mac-Haydn debut! Film credits include the leading role in “Desolation” – winner of Bronze Film Award at the LA Neo Noir Film Festival. Favorite stage credits include; Guys and Dolls, Rocky Horror, and BCEFA’s Broadway Bares. Thank you to Mom+Dad, Marianne, Peter, David, my NYC family, and the entire Mac-Haydn team!
Zachary Swartout is a Pennsylvania native who grew up with dreams of being a performer, so naturally he is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn Theatre Family! After graduating high school he moved to New York City to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). Since graduating, Zachary has performed all over the city. He has done several cabaret shows, performed in a fully immersive production of Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party”, and sung in a Dean Martin tribute concert at The Carnegie Hall. Zachary would like to thank his mother, father, and sisters for their never ending support! You can keep up with Zachary at Facebook.com/ZacharyTSwartout or on Instagram @Zswartout1037
Gino Cardoni is thrilled to be back with the Mac-Haydn Theatre after performing with the resident company last season in shows like MAMMA MIA! (Sky) and Cabaret (Bobby, u/s Cliff). Gino is a rising senior Theatre Performance major at Wagner College where has performed in the companies of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Swing), Working (Delivery), and The Pirates of Penzance (Police). He would like to thank his family, friends, teachers, and the entire “Mac” family for all of their support! @ginocardoni
JANA BERNARD: is very excited to be in the Core Company for Mac-Haydn! Broadway: James Nederlander Tribute and The Jimmy Awards (Minskoff Theater). She’s a Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Winner for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Regional credits include: A Chorus Line (Val, Compass Rose); Legally Blonde (Elle Woods; Disney World); Assassins (Squeaky Fromme; Theater 2020); Bonnie and Clyde (Blanche; Monumental Theatre Company). Upcoming: With Love, Marilyn (US/Marilyn Monroe). Thank you Madj, Dad, family and friends! JanaBernard.com & @photojanic13
Michelle graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Jazz Dance. She recently was seen in Singin’ in the Rain at the Wick Theatre. Other credits include Christmas Wonderland (Tour) and Dancing Queen (Canada) with Spirit Productions. She thanks her family for their support!
Maggie Eley is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and is a rising Senior Theatre Performance major at Wagner College. She is so excited to be spending her summer here at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. Past credits include: Sarraghina (Nine), Kate Murphey (Titanic: the Musical), Proprietor (Assassins), Rhonda (Almost, Maine), Betty (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), the Witch (Into the Woods), and Ensemble (Anything Goes).
Nathaniel is a New York-based performer, teacher, and enthusiastic lover of sweet potatoes. Select Off-Broadway: Dido and Aeneas (First Sailor) with Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark, WONDERLAND (Felicité, violin), Newton’s Cradle (Narrator). National and international tours with the Yale Whiffenpoofs and the Yale Spizzwinks. Favorite credits include Cabaret (Emcee), Mamma Mia! (Sky), A Chorus Line (Bobby), and The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff). nathanieldolquist.com @dolquist
Emily Cobb is beyond thrilled to be spending her summer with Mac-Haydn! She is an upcoming senior theatre performance major and dance minor at Wagner College. Past Credits include Penny Pingleton (Hairspray), Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre (25th.. Spelling Bee), Phyllis Dale (42nd street), and Heather MacNamera (Heathers). Emily has performed at the Walnut Street Theatre, Surflight Theatre, and Bucks County Playhouse. Thank you to John and everyone at Mac-Haydn for this amazing opportunity! Love to Mom, Dad, Billy, and Matthew.
Michael Brennan is thrilled to be making his debut as a company member at the Mac-Haydn Theater! Originally from Virginia, Michael holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Liberty University. Recent credits include Disney Cruise Line, Hersheypark, Virginia Repertory Theatre and other theater’s regionally. All thanks to God, his family and friends for their constant love, encouragement and support. @themikebren
Shannon is very excited to be joining the Mac-Haydn this summer for their 50th season. She is a recent graduate of SUNY Fredonia where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite regional theatre credits include My Fair Lady (Eliza), The Music Man (Marian), and Bonnie and Clyde (Blanche). Shannon is so grateful for this wonderful experience and would like to thank all her family and friends especially her fiancé Justin for all their love and continued support.
Originally from Australia, Charlie has been on stage since the age of 12. Favourite credits include: The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke), Disney’s Mary Poppins (Neleus/dance captain) and The Music Man (Prof. Harold Hill). After training with Cecchetti Ballet of Australia, Charlie made the move to New York City where he studied at AMDA. He is thrilled to be making his professional stage debut in the US with the Mac-Haydn Theatre.
Jayke is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut in the 50th anniversary season this summer! Hailing from the midwest, Jayke is a rising senior musical theater major at The Hartt School in Hartford, CT. Favorite past roles include Sancho in Man of La Mancha, and Jonas in The Giver.
Bryce McAllister is excited to be in another show at the Mac! Other than being onstage, Bryce is the Wardrobe Supervisor for the season and was last working at the acclaimed Off – Broadway show Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel in NYC in the wardrobe department. Performance credits include American Idiot, Cats (Patrick Dorow Productions, ME) White Christmas, Spring Awakening, ZM (Rider University, NJ) and RWS & Associates). Much love and thanks to John, Jimm, Monica, the amazing cast and crew and the Mac, Mom and Steph. For Josh and AGP.
Patrick Wemitt grew up in Chatham, NY within walking distance of the MacHayden when performances were held in the fairgrounds of the Columbia County Fair. He was the first to be entertained by his sister, Monica Wemitt, as she would practice her tap dancing on the hard wood floors while we were trying to watch football or Saturday cartoons. He taught elementary school for 20 years and was an school administrator for twelve years. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corps and a Vietnam Veteran. He’s been a patron of the theater since its inception and was one of the first contractors to work on its current site. He is also the chaplain at the Chatham Fire Department.
Roles this SeasonFrank Manero in Saturday Night Fever
This is Angela’s first production with The Mac-Haydn Theatre, and is beyond excited to be performing the classics of Cole Porter! Credits include: SOUTH PACIFIC (National Tour), FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Merry-Go- Round Playhouse), LITTLE WOMEN (Syracuse Stage), SEARCHING FOR ROMEO (NYMF), CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOON (B-Side Productions), and DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN (New York City Children’s Theater). Upcoming projects include: “Mother” in RAGTIME with SFBATCO, and FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Ogunquit Playhouse. Angela is a proud member of RANGE a cappella and the USO Show Troupe. Thank you to Robin Levine, and The Mac-Haydn Theatre. BFA Syracuse University. @rangeacappella @atravino
Roles this SeasonReno Sweeney in Anything Goes
Daniel Velasquez is a graduate of The University of Alabama from Orange County, CA. Favorite roles include Billy Lawlor (42ND STREET), Jason (BARE: A POP OPERA), and Conrad Birdie (BYE BYE BIRDIE). Roll Tide!
Roles this SeasonTony Manero in Saturday Night Fever
Jeffrey O’Neill – is thrilled to be making his Mac debut! Regional credits include LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Albin/Zaza) at the Villagers Theater, EL CAPITAN (El Capitan) at Two River Theater, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Heord at the Count Basie Theater, OKALHOMA (Ali Hakim). Jeff loves his family and Wawa, thanks to my parents and Javier for their support.
Roles this SeasonThe Beadle in Sweeney Todd
José recently graduated The Hartt School Cum Laude with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He’s very excited to have his Mac-Haydn debut! He recently was seen in The Goodspeed Opera House’s staged reading of ZM AS WILLIAM HUTT an original musical written by the same team that brought you URINETOWN. He’s most prominent role at The Hartt School was Julian Marsh in 42ND STREET. José would like to thank the complete Mac-Haydn team for being so accommodating and giving him such a great summer experience. Garacias mami por todo!
Roles this SeasonAdolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd
Glenn is stepping out of his box office night manager role and into his “Hairy Ishmaelite” role in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT for the 7th time! From Kinderhook, NY he has been with Mac-Haydn for 30 plus years (he’s losing count at this point!) and when he’s not at Mac-Haydn he works full-time at Columbia County Mental Health. Other Mac-Haydn credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Priest) and FOOTLOOSE (Principal Clark). Film work includes FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM (LokenMann Productions/Kristanna Loken/Bruce Dern-news reporter/Mr. Dern’s stand-in). Glenn is also president of “The Friends of Mac-Haydn Theatre” and sincerely appreciates all of the support shown during Mac-Haydn’s fund raising campaigns. All my love and thanks to my family, friends, my Mac-Haydn family, and very special thanks to Lynne Haydn and the late Linda MacNish for getting me on stage in the first place!
Roles this SeasonIshmaelite in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Ross Flores is a NYC based actor, dancer, and comedian. Ross has been seen as Theodore Lewis Lent in Colectivo El Pozo’s THE INEXPLICABLE PASTRANA,, Head Chef in Nancy Holson’s NUTCRACKER THE MUSICAL and more. Ross is thrilled to be working with The Mac-Haydn Theatre and would like to thank the entire production team and audience for such a wonderful season. rossflores.com
Patrick Heffernan is happy to be back at Mac-Haydn for a forth summer! His first season was in 2012 and he’s been seen on stage in shows such as LEGALLY BLONDE (Emmett), THE FANTASTICS (El Gallo), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Don Lockwood) and WEST SIDE STORY (Gladhand). National Tours include: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Perchik), ANYTHING GOES and 42ND STREET. Patrick graduated Wagner College and is originally from southern CA, though Chatham has become a home away from home. While not performing he enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, tap dancing and eating chocolate chip cookies.
Creative Roles this SeasonChoreographer - Annie
Quinn Corcoran is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this summer! He spent last summer as part of the Resident Company in Forestburgh Playhouse’s summer season in roles like Cinderella’s Prince (INTO THE WOODS) and The Specialist/The Priest (THE WHO’S TOMMY). He studies acting, writing, and film at Pace University in New York, but he is native to the downstairs neighbor Pennsylvania! Thanks to the Mac-Haydn gang for this great summer, and thanks to Mom, Dad, sister Kylie, and all my friends who continue to inspire me!
Roles this SeasonIssachar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Croupier, Waiter & Ensemble in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Ship's Purser in Anything Goes
Frank JR in Saturday Night Fever
Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd
The Knight of Ni, Bors & Ensemble in Spamalot
Stanley & Ensemble in Hello, Dolly!
Catherine is thrilled to be joining the company at the Mac-Haydn Theater! Favorite credits: OKLAHOMA (Laurie), A CHORUS LINE (Maggie), DAMES AT SEA (Joan), LEGALLY BLONDE (Serena). Catherine is so blessed for this opportunity and would like to thank her family and her fiancé, James, for all of their love and support. Enjoy the show! catherineskojec.com
Kelly Gabrielle Murphy: Most recently, Kelly was seen playing Tzeitel in the First National Tour of Fiddler on The Roof directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. Favorite Mac Haydn credits include: Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Florika in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Wendy in Wendy’s Shadow to name a few. She received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Vocal Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College. Kelly would like to thank you for being here and supporting the return of live theater! Lastly, a huge thank you to John and the entire Mac Haydn staff! To learn more or to connect with Kelly visit www.kellygmurphy.com
Mac-Haydn debut! BA – Rider University ‘03. National Tour: RAGTIME with Phoenix Entertainment (Henry Ford), A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Nebraska Theatre Caravan (Jacob Marley). Regional: LES MISERABLES (Thénardier) for Prather Entertainment, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Man In Chair) at Surflight, THE FULL MONTY (Ethan) at Montgomery Playhouse, FOREVER PLAID (Smudge) at Bickford Theatre and Boothbay Opera House, NOISES OFF! (Lloyd) at the Palace, DAMN YANKEES (Applegate) and GUYS & DOLLS (Nathan Detroit) with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. Many thanks to Katie and Scott Williams for the hospitality and his family for the support and love.
Roles this SeasonKing Arthur in Spamalot
Hailing from a small town on the Eastern Coast of South Florida, Ryan has been performing since the age of 10. This Season will mark not only his return to the Mac after 8 years, but also his return to Theatre after a 5 year hiatus, where he has been performing as an acoustic artist all over Florida. Ryan is beyond thrilled to be back at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for their exciting 49th season.
Laura Michele Erle (Company Member) is a 2017 graduate from Hofstra University with a B.F.A. in Performance and minor in Musical Theatre. She is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut! Past credits include: ROMEO AND JULIET (Juliet), BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (Shelley) and ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Alice). Love and thanks to God, her family, and Andrew.
Alex Carr is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn for their 2017 Summer Season! Alex is a Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre student at Montclair State University, and was most recently seen leading the school’s production of WEST SIDE STORY as Tony, one of his dream roles. Much love to Mom, Dad, and David for their constant support!
Roles this SeasonJoseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Waiter & Ensemble in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Sailor, Ship Passenger, Newspaper Photographer & FBI Agent in Anything Goes
Joey in Saturday Night Fever
Ensemble in Sweeney Todd
Historian in Spamalot
Harry & Ensemble in Hello, Dolly!
Michelle Carter is excited to be at Mac-Haydn! Past credits include OKLAHOMA! (Gertie), THE ADDAMS FAMILY(Featured Ensemble), and THE PLANT THAT ATE DIRTY SOCKS (Fluffy) at Tibbits Opera House. She is a rising senior in Marymount Manhattan College’s musical theatre program and an accomplished tap dancer and choreographer in the Northeast. Thanks to Mom, Tim, and Mr. D!
Dan Macke is overjoyed to make his debut at Mac-Haydn! Dan grew up in East Greenbush, NY, and now studies at the Hartt School – rising as a senior to complete his B.F.A. in Music Theatre. Favorite past roles include: Prentiss in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Weathervane Theatre), Lt. Frank Cioffi in CURTAINS (Hartt), and Radames in AIDA (Cohoes Music Hall). Endless thanks to Mom and Dad for their love and support!
Originally from Southeastern Wisconsin, Sophia is a rising Senior at Wagner College in New York City. Recent Wagner credits include Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES, and Jacqueline in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. She was also a finalist at the 2014 National High School Musical Theatre Awards. She is thrilled to be making her summer stock debut with Mac Haydn Theatre!
Stephen C. Kallas- Recent graduate of Wagner College with a double degree in Performance and Technical Studies. Regional Credits: In the Wings Productions’ 42ND STREET (Andy Lee); Interlakes Summer Theatre 2016 (Ensemble); Wagner College Theatre: TITANIC (Edgar Beane); ANYTHING GOES (Sailor/Quartet); AVENUE Q (Puppeteer); MOST HAPPY FELLA (AL); CATS (Swing-Mungojerrie/Macavity); SPAMALOT (Ensemble); HELLO, DOLLY!(Ensemble). Stephen is also a freelance Sound Designer. www.StephenCKallas.com
Katie is a South Carolina native. She is incredibly excited to make some great theatre with MHT this summer. Favorite credits: AVENUE Q (Kate Monster), OKLAHOMA (Laurey) and LEGALLY BLONDE (Enid). You can find Katie in NYC surfing, skiing, doing yoga, but mostly singing. Love to Mom and Dad: ETP! “…the world offers itself to your imagination…” www.katieskawski.com
Darrel was last seen as Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Mac Haydn. Broadway tours: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, The Who’s TOMMY. European tours: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOWCASE Eddie/Dr. Scott. Favorite roles: THE PIRATE KING in Pirates of Penzance, KING OF BOEHEMIA in Sherlock Holmes, and Smudge in FOREVER PLAID. Regional theatres: Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Playhouse, North Shore Music, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix, Cherry County Playhouse , Arvada Center, Westchester Broadway Theatre, American Stage (St. Pete), Showpalace Dinner Theatre, and resident actor at Casa Manana (Ft. Worth, TX). Worked with Phyllis Diller, Carol Lawrence, Jamie Farr, Loretta Swit, Ruta Lee, Gavin McLeod, Cathy Rigby. Soon to be seen as Ol’ Nappy in KILLER WIGS FROM OUR SPACE at NYMF, Bob in Norwegian Cruise Line’s PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and upcoming Broadway production of WALLENBERG THE MUSICAL directed by Martin Charnin. Thanks to John Saunders!
Roles this SeasonDaddy Warbucks in Annie
Sebastiani is full of gratitude to the Mac-Hadyn for having him back for their 50th season. He has been a part of many shows at the Mac-Hadyn both on and off the stage. Last season his choreography for Hello, Dolly! won Outstanding Choreography at the Berkshire Theatre Awards. Other Mac-Hadyn credits include Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Addams Family, and The Producers. Some of his other credits Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Yale), Spring Awakening (Sarah Lawrence), Kiss of the Spider Woman (NYU), Walk the Night (Blue Barn Theater), and as a collaborator on the New York Times Critic’s pick The Grand Paradise. He works as an assistant to and collaborator with Chris Gattelli (Broadway: Newsies, War Paint, Spongebob Squarepants Musical). He is also a performer and has performed at Lincoln Center, Merry Go Round Playhouse, Sleep No More(NYC), Seeing You (NYC), and The Grand Paradise (NYC). Sebastiani has a BFA in Drama from NYU: Tisch. Thank you for supporting live theater!
David Figliuzzi has grown up with music and a lifelong love of theater, singing and playing piano since childhood. Today, he splits his time living in Connecticut and New York, where he is a soloist and choir member both in his native Hartford, and locally at the Broad Street Chorale in Kinderhook. A loyal fan and regular attendee of Mac-Haydn productions, SOUTH PACIFIC will be David’s first time on the Mac stage. He is over-the-moon to be making his debut this summer!
Roles this SeasonCaptain in Anything Goes
Victoria Benkoski is an actress and singer from Hoosick Falls, NY who lives for summertime, live theatre and is glad to be back at the Mac! Favorite credits include Esther, INTIMATE APPAREL; Nun u/s Deloris, SISTER ACT; and Bloody Mary, SOUTH PACIFIC. Victoria can be seen in early September at Siena College in Kempe’s Players performance of Twelfth Night as Maria. www.vikkiben.com
Roles this SeasonMrs. Rose & Ensemble in Hello, Dolly!
Excited to be back at the Mac! A proud Cleveland native, Ryan was last seen at the Mac as “Joey” in SISTER ACT. Other Mac-Haydn favorites include RENT (Benny), and XANADU (Terpsicore). Recent: ELF THE MUSICAL (Nat’l Tour), HAIRSPRAY (Palace Theatre), SHOW BOAT (Fiddlehead Theatre Co), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Dobama). PPU ’14. All the love to Mom, family and friends. For Dad & Grampy. Follow him @Huggybruh and www.RyanGregoryThurman.com
Roles this SeasonTobias in Sweeney Todd
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.
Roles this SeasonSir Robin in Spamalot
Aneesa Folds is beyond excited to be returning to the MHT for a third summer in a row! Favorite credits include TOUR: RAGTIME (Sarah’s friend) REGIONAL: RENT (Joanne), HAIRSPRAY (Motormouth Maybelle), and THE WIZ (Evelliene). Special thanks to her family & friends for their support and The Mac for this incredible opportunity! Here’s to being fabulous! Follow her @aneesanael and aneesafolds.com