The Company

Amber Mawande-Spytek

Amber is a New York Based Performer and always loves being back at the Mac! Her passion is to create waves of art in musical theatre and the performance industry as a whole. You may recognize her from previous recent seasons at the Mac-haydn. outside of performing, Amber loves spending her time thrift shopping, rearranging her apartment for the 50th time and of course hanging out with her wonderful friends. Her recent credits include Escape To Margaritaville (Marley), Next to Normal (Natalie), Xanadu (Erato), and Pippin (Leading Player). Lots of thanks to her friends and family who are always supporting her endeavors and cheering her on. You can follow Amber on Instagram and TikTok at @amber.mawande

Urleen in Footloose
Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell

Amelia Scheriff

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Amelia Scheriff is from just outside of Chatham, and is honored to be making her regional debut on the Mac-Haydn stage where she grew up watching productions every summer. Along with acting, you’ll also see her working in the box office and backstage for The Sound of Music this season! She has been performing for 10 years. Recent select credits include: DONNA (Mamma Mia!), LADY MACBETH (Macbeth), ANNA (Frozen), VELMA KELLY (Chicago), and JO MARCH (Little Women). When not performing, she can be found playing volleyball, writing, and thrift shopping. Huge thank you to her family, John, Erin, Mr. Bintz, and everybody at the Mac who has been so welcoming and supportive. Enjoy the show!

Ensemble in Footloose

Arthur Beutel

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Arthur Beutel is a classically trained singer based in New York City. His dynamic, high-energy approach to performing in both musical theater and classical styles brings his unique brand of humor to the stage for all to enjoy. He received his Bachelor of Music in Opera from Colorado State University and a Graduate Certificate in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut. Arthur is studying classical voice with baritone, Brian Montgomery and musical theater with Chris Citera of the Mike Ruckles Voice Studio. Arthur recently made his off-broadway debut playing Mr.Pinkerton in PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL with Vital Theatre Company at the Soho Playhouse. He spent last summer in Lincoln, NH with NCCA Jean’s Playhouse performing The Sound of Music (Max Detweiler), Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig) and Mamma Mia! (Bill Anderson). Arthur joined The Metropolitan Opera for their final production of Verdi’s AIDA (2022-2023) and in Poulenc’s Dialogue of the Carmelites (2023).

Pat Denning in 42nd Street
Principal Clark in Footloose
Max in The Sound of Music
Hank Majewski & Others in Jersey Boys

Bella DePaola

Bella DePaola is so excited to return to The Mac Haydn Theatre for year 2! Last year she had the pleasure of being Val in A Chorus Line, Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown (U/S Penelope Pennywise), Susan Hershy in The Full Monty (U/S Georgie Bukatinski), and ensemble in Kiss Me Kate. This year, she made her Pace University Musical Theatre Mainstage debut in Into the Woods as Jack’s Mom (U/S Baker’s Wife, assistant choreographer), performed at 54 Below in The Golden Project, and was in a workshop of a new musical created by Nathan Tysen and Nippe Ankarblom. Other past credits include Chicago (Velma Kelly), Curtains (Roberta), and Oklahoma! (Skidmore Sister). 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

Anytime Annie in 42nd Street
Betty Blast in Footloose
Cast in Godspell
Lorraine & Others in Jersey Boys
Dance Captain for 42nd Street, Footloose, Godspell, Jersey Boys
Asst. Choreographer - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Belle Babcock

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Originally from Upstate NY, Belle is going into her senior year at Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She is excited to be back on stage at the Mac-Haydn after appearing in Annie as Molly, and Baby June in Gypsy. Regional credits include: Mamma Mia (Sophie), Into The Woods (Cinderella), Urinetown (Hope), and Young Frankenstein (Inga). Other credits include: Hairspray (Amber), Little Women (Amy), Cinderella (Ella), Brigadoon (Kate), Pippin (Player), and Head Over Heels (Gynecia) at MSU. Belle is the co-owner and main princess performer for Belle’s Princess Parties in both NYC and Sarasota FL. Love to Mom, Jess, Ama, her kitties at home, and her MSU class and teachers for always supporting her. Ladybug hugs to her Daddy and Papa in heaven. @bellebabcock

Ethel in 42nd Street
Wendy Jo in Footloose
Nun/Baroness Eberfeld in The Sound of Music

Clementine Kline

Clementine Kline is thrilled to be back at the Mac, with tap shoes this time! Last season you saw her as a denizen in URINETOWN. Previous Mac-Haydn credits include Thea in PIPPIN and Little Girl in RAGTIME. Born and raised on the Lower East Side, 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 has 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 danced her own choreography at New York Live Arts, and sung at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Thanks as ever to John Saunders, the entire Mac family, and mom & dad. @clementinekline

Gladys in 42nd Street

Cydney Gleckner

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Cydney Gleckner is overjoyed to be a part of the Mac-Haydn Theatre family this season. She will be a junior at Marymount Manhattan College in the coming academic year. She recently made her college MainStage debut as Carrie White in Carrie: The Musical. Other favorite roles include Elsa in Frozen, Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. She can also be heard on the “En Pointe” cast Album, which is available on any streaming platform. When she is not performing, Cydney enjoys cooking, hiking, and driving around in her Toyota RAV4. She wants to extend her gratitude to her parents, Coehl, Rosie, Jon, Ellen, and Michael. Thank you for the guidance and amazing support!

Cast in Godspell (Debut)
Swing in Jersey Boys
Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Emily Allen

Emily Allen is so excited to be back for another year at her favorite summer theatre! She is even more thrilled to be taking on the challenge of Wig and Makeup Supervisor as well as being able to perform this summer. She is going into her senior year at Marymount Manhattan College and hopes to continue her studies and go to cosmetology school after graduation. Recently she had the opportunity to be apart of MMC MTA’s new work “A Princess Story” where she was the associate choreographer and an ensemble member. She can’t begin to thank John and Caitlin enough for believing in her and supporting her through her career. She also thanks her family and friends for their constant love and support as well. @emily.g.allen

Ensemble in Footloose
Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music

Emma O’Kane

Emma O’Kane (Ensemble) is overjoyed to return to the Mac-Haydn Theater this season for their production of Footloose. Previously, Emma has been seen in the Mac-Haydn’s productions of Annie and the Pinocchio Show. Her recent shows include, A Little Night Music (Schenectady Light Opera House), The Wedding Singer (Playhouse Stage Co.) and Freaky Friday (Columbia High School). When not on the theatrical stage, she is often seen performing vocally or supporting her sister Riley’s theatrical and vocal performances. Emma would like to thank her music and dance mentors, friends and family for their endless support. Last but certainly not least, thank you to the production team here at the Mac for this incredible opportunity and helping her grow.

Ensemble in Footloose

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!

Diane in 42nd Street
Ensemble in Footloose

Jake Koch

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Hailing from Wisconsin, Jake Koch is a rising Junior at Manhattan School of Music. He was most recently seen in Manhattan School of Music’s Paperboy (Willie, u/s Paperboy) and Valentino’s Tango (Ensemble, u/s Jesse Lasky). Some of his other credits include One Way (Ensemble, u/s Theo, u/s Cal), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale Jr.), The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Charlie Brown), Hairspray (I.Q.), Les Misérables (Thénardier) and the world premiere production of Goosebumps the Musical (Zeke). Jake would love to thank John, Tori, and the entire Mac-Haydn team for such an incredible summer and his family and friends for their constant love, laughs, and support! Enjoy the show! IG: @jakeolantern

Bert Barry in 42nd Street
Willard in Footloose
Franz in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell

Jerome Byrne

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

This is Jerome’s first time performing with Mac-Haydn. He is extremely excited for this new and challenging endeavor and can’t wait to get started. This will be his third time performing out of high school. He previously played Mr. Wormwood in Upstage Productions’ “Matilda” and more recently he played Aaron Jablonski in Ghent Playhouse’s presentation of “Invitation to a March.” Jerry lives in a small town in Greene County where he works as a landscaper and asbestos inspector. However, he is actively pursuing a full time career in acting and performing and is determined to continue working his way further and further up the ladder in this industry. He looks forward to learning everything he can this summer.

Mac in 42nd Street
Cop in Footloose
Zeller in The Sound of Music

Jonah Hale

Jonah is an NYC-based performer and is thrilled to be returning to Chatham and the Mac-Haydn stage this summer. Originally from Minnesota, Jonah moved to New York City in the fall of 2015 to attend Wagner College where he later graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Performance and a Minor in Dance. Jonah was last seen on the Mac-Haydn stage in 2022 as a gangster brushing up his Shakespeare in Kiss Me Kate. Other favorite Mac-Haydn credits include Kenickie in Grease, Sammy in The Wedding Singer, Smokey in Damn Yankees, and Santa Clause in Annie. Jonah would like to thank his friends and his family for all of their love and support. Special shout out to fellow Mac-Haydn alumni Jayke Workman.

Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street
Chuck Cranston in Footloose

Kassi McMillan

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Kassi McMillan is overjoyed to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut this summer! Originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL she currently attends the University of Cincinnati (CCM) and will be a Senior Musical Theatre major this fall. Her favorite CCM credits include Anna in Spring Awakening, Melpomene in Xanadu, and Honoria in Rocket Science. She is the 2019 Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award Winner for Best Actress as Alice Murphy in Bright Star. In addition to appearing onstage, you can catch her as Gina in Henry Danger on Nickelodeon. Besides theatre, Kassi loves to bake and decorate cakes and play with her three dogs. She would like to thank her parents and sister for their constant love and support!

Lorraine in 42nd Street
Rusty in Footloose
Frau Schmidt/Nun in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell

Mark Tran Russ

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Mark Tran Russ (he/him) just received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory in May and is so excited to make his post-college debut at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. Originally from Long Island, he is looking forward to performing so close to home and the city that made him fall in love with theatre. Some of his favorite credits include Godspell (Lamar), Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton), and A Chorus Line (Don Kerr). Besides performing, he also loves skating (both ice and roller), cooking, and coding! He wants to thank everyone at the theatre for giving him this opportunity as well as his friends and family for always supporting him. Enjoy the show everybody!

Ensemble in 42nd Street
Lyle in Footloose

Matthew Harper Stevenson

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Matthew Harper Stevenson is a Virginia native but now resides in NYC. He could recently be seen as Younger Brother in Ragtime (American Stage), Kenickie in Grease (Palace Theatre) and Eugene in Grease again! (Interlakes Summer Theater). After graduating from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Musical Theater and Dance, he would take part in different workshops in the city such as new musicals Like the Wind, Survival of St. Joan and My Pet Dragon. He would like specifically to thank his parents Bob and Laura for their endless support, his sisters Brittany and Erin for their undoubted love and reassurance and his beautiful girlfriend Sarah for inspiring him to be the best he can be every day. I love all of you! @mattsteves_

Ren McCormack in Footloose
Von Schrieber/Party Guest in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell
Norm Waxman & Others in Jersey Boys

Neal Bechman

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Neal Bechman is incredibly proud and excited to be joining the Mac-Haydn Theatre cast in this incredible season. Making his Mac-Haydn Theatre debut! Neal couldn’t think of a better way to spend his summer, especially in the ensemble of such stellar shows. Neal is a NYC based performer, but a Pittsburgh native, and a graduate of Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts. His favorite credits include 42nd Street, The Who’s Tommy, Glory Days, and every cat in Cats in front of his Gramma’s TV. Neal would like to thank everyone at Mac-Haydn Theatre, the cast, and crew; this season is a blast! Shout out to his friends and family whose constant support and love keep him going, love you lots. Socials: @nealbechman

Ensemble in 42nd Street
Travis in Footloose
Soldier/Party Guest in The Sound of Music

Ofer Gordon

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Ofer Gordon is an Israeli-born actor and is a recent graduate from The Hartt School’s BFA Music Theatre training program. Previous credits include: William Bates- “Double Helix” (Goodspeed Opera House), Steven Kodaly- “She Loves Me”, Lewis- “Pippin”, George Wickham- “Pride & Prejudice”, Don Pedro- “Much Ado About Nothing”, Ensemble- “Legally Blonde”, Mr. McQueen- “Urinetown” (The Hartt School), Victor- “Cabaret”, Garvin- “Footloose”, Lumiere U.S- “Beauty and the Beast”. (The Woodstock Playhouse). Ofer is very exited to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre family and take part in its summer season. When he is not working, however, Ofer can be found cooking and planning his next trip to the beach.
Special thanks to Kristin Huffman, my family, and Asaf.

Ensemble in 42nd Street
Garvin in Footloose
Rolf in The Sound of Music

Paxton Brownell

Paxton is thrilled to be back at the Mac! His last show on this stage was in 2019 when he played Edgar in Ragtime. Other recent roles include Sky in Mamma Mia, Jack in Newsies Jr, and Horton in Seussical Jr. When not onstage he enjoys playing guitar and bass, singing, dancing, and playing baseball with his little brother. He previously studied dance at Columbia Elite All-Stars in Hudson and Faxon School of Dance in Chatham. He would like to give a big thank you to Tanya and Lynne for many years of excellent dance instruction. He would also like to thank his previous directors for helping him along the way. Most of all, thanks to John and Erin for giving him this wonderful opportunity.

Ensemble in Footloose

Rachel Revellese

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Rachel is so excited to be spending the summer at Mac-Haydn Theatre! She is a New Hampshire born singer, actor, and (tap)dancer who studies musical theater at Syracuse University. She fell in love with theater through tap dance and has won numerous regional and national titles in the style. She is currently an ambassador for the global dance brand SoDanca and can be found dancing on their social media. Rachel has previously been seen in Syracuse Stage’s The Little Mermaid (Swing, Scuttle u/s) and Matilda (Swing) and Interlakes Theatre’s Cats (Jennyanydots) and Grease (Patty, Sandy u/s). She cannot thank her family enough for believing in her endlessly. There’s always a rainbow on the other side of everything, if you reach for it. ig/tk @rachel.rev

Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street
Lulu Warnicker in Footloose
Liesl in The Sound of Music

Ricky Dobbs

Ricky Dobbs is so ecstatic to be back at the Mac-Haydn for another summer. He was seen last summer at the Mac as Mike Costa in “A Chorus Line”, Thalia in “Xanadu”, most famously your intermission 50/50 host, and in other shows across the summer. Some of his other favorite roles include Musidorus in “Head Over Heels” and Buddy the Elf in “Elf the Musical”. Ricky cannot be more excited to be spending another summer in Chatham, NY and is stoked to see so many friendly faces and so many new ones this season. He wants to thank his parents for supporting every journey he goes on and all his friends who constantly push him to be the best he can be. Insta: @Ricky.Hugh

Ensemble in 42nd Street
Bickle in Footloose
Soldier/Party Guest in The Sound of Music

Stephanie Prestage

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Stephanie is an actor, singer, and dancer hailing from Clinton, North Carolina. She is ecstatic to be making her Mac-Haydn debut! Recent select credits include: Sandy Dumbrowski (GREASE), Cecily Cardew (THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST), Jo March (LITTLE WOMEN), Campbell Davis (BRING IT ON!), Theresa (CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION), Brooke Wyndham (LEGALLY BLONDE), Young Maid (BERNARDA ALBA), and Suzannah (HAIR). She is a proud alum of the University of Michigan’s BFA Musical Theatre Class of 2023. Go Blue! Stephanie wants to thank her fabulous friends and family for supporting and following every story she tells, and her new Mac-Haydn team for an exciting summer. Enjoy the show and thank you for supporting the arts. Insta: @stephprestage / stephanieprestage.com

Ariel Moore in Footloose
Nun/Party Guest/New Postulant in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell
Francine Valli & Others in Jersey Boys
Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Taylor Sheppard

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Taylor is beyond excited to be spending her summer here at Mac-Haydn Theatre. Hailing from Newnan, GA, (30 mins outside of Atlanta) she is a recent grad from Shenandoah Conservatory, and is very excited to start her post-grad career performing here. Her favorite past roles include: Heather Duke in HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, Sally in REEFER MADNESS, Alice in staged reading of a new script for Frank Wildhorn’s WONDERLAND, and getting to Assistant Direct TUCK EVERLASTING, under the direction of original cast member Michael Park, and choreographed by Shannon Lewis. She would like to thank her friends and family for their never wavering and constant love and support. She hopes you all enjoy the shows and has a great time.

Phyllis in 42nd Street
Eleanor Dunbar in Footloose
Nun/Party Guest in The Sound of Music

Trevor Squiers

Trevor is excited to be back for this second summer at Mac-Haydn! Originally from Crystal Lake, Illinois, Trevor graduated with his Degree in Musical Theatre and Dance from The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is currently based in New York City. Current roles include Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Mike/Mark US in A Chorus Line, Tiny Tim in Urinetown, and Ralph in Kiss Me, Kate! here at the mac. Trevor would like to thank his amazing friends, family, directors, and everyone else backstage who works day and night to make the mac run as smoothly as it does, and hopes you enjoy the show. You can follow him on instagram @trevorsquiers.

Andy Lee in 42nd Street
Jeter/Cowboy Bob in Footloose
Eberfeld/Soldier in The Sound of Music