(Hubert, King) John has appeared in PSF's productions ofin Henry IV, Twelfth Night, Cyrano de Bergerac, Playboy of the Western World and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Broadway credits: Waiting for Godot, Journey's End (2007 Tony Award for Best Revival), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Voices in the Dark, One Mo' Time, Whoopee! and Macbeth. Off-Broadway credits: Orson Welles in Orson's Shadow. Regional appearances include: Two River Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Old Globe Theatre, and Goodman Theatre and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. John will appear in the latest Coen Brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis.
(Phillip the Bastard, King) is thrilled to return to PSF for his seventh season. Previously he has appeared in Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Othello, As You Like It and Henry IV, Part 1. Recent regional credits: Of Mice and Men (People's Light), Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare), Superior Donuts (Arden Theater), School of Night (Mark Taper Forum), The Beaux Stratagem and Richard III (Shakespeare Theatre), the title roles in Richard III (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare) and Macbeth (Orlando Shakespeare). Television credits include recurring on Law & Order: SVU and, most recently, Nurse Jackie.
(Costume Designer, Snow White) has been the resident costume designer for Act 1 since 2000. She has designed costumes for PSF's productions of Cinderella, Complete Works, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio, The Princess & the Pea, Aladdin, Private Lives, The Little Mermaid, Around the World in 80 Days, Snow White, Sleuth, Dracula, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Playboy of the Western World. Her designs have been seen in and around Chicago, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and England. Amy is also the Associate Director of the DeSales Summer Institute.
(Ensemble, Sweeney) is from Salem, Oregon. Credits include The Aliens, Intimate Apparel, Much Ado About Nothing, Machinal, Statements After an Arrest, Marat/Sade (Rutgers Theater Company), Lend Me a Tenor, Romeo and Juliet, Moonlight and Magnolias (Playhouse Theatre Tulsa), Three Days of Rain, Oedipus Rex, Songs For a New World, The Zoo Story, The Mousetrap, and Hamlet (ORU Theatre Company). Training: BA Theatre arts, Oral Roberts University; MFA Acting, Rutgers University (2013).
(Borrachio, Much Ado) Philadelphia: The Walworth Farce (Inis Nua Theatre Co.), Romeo and Juliet, New Jerusalem, A Skull in Connemara (Lantern Theatre Co.), Superior Donuts (Arden Theatre Co.), Run Mourner, Run (Flashpoint Theatre Co), The Duchess of Malfi (Philadelphia Artists Collective), The Importance of Being Earnest (Quintessence Theatre Group), A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano (Brat Productions), A Winter's Tale (Delaware Shakespeare Festival) Pyretown (Simpatico Theatre Project), The Loudest Man on Earth (Philadelphia Theatre Workshop), Golden Age (Philadelphia Theatre Co., understudy). New York: The Loudest Man on Earth (Manhattan Rep. Theatre), DC: Golden Age (The Kennedy Center, understudy).
(Don Pedro, Much Ado; Doc Baugh, Cat) Broadway: Lincoln Center (The Coast of Utopia). New York: 78th St (Kenneth - What is the Frequency?). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville (A Christmas Carol, The Mystery of Irma Vep), Geva Theatre (On Golden Pond, The Music Man, Shear Madness), Denver Center (The Trip to Bountiful), Shakespeare Theatre (Twelfth Night), Gulfshore Playhouse (A View from the Bridge), Chautauqua Theatre (Arcadia), Huntington Theatre (Amphitryon), Trinity Repertory (The Music Man), Cincinnati Playhouse (Dracula), Utah Shakespearean Festival (Our Town), Alabama Shakespeare (The Count of Monte Cristo).
(Director, Much Ado) is delighted to return to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Some of his recent productions include The Outgoing Tide, a moving new play by Bruce Graham for The Philadelphia Theater Company, the premiere of Michael Hollinger's Ghost Writer at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Playboy of the Western World here at the festival and Antony and Cleopatra and King Lear for the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. Four years ago, he was awarded with the Philadelphia Theatre Alliance's Lifetime Achievement Award, a real highlight of his longtime career as a director and educator in Philadelphia. James is a Professor Emeritus from Villanova University where he taught theatre for thirty-nine years. His productions for Villanova, the Arden, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company and others have won numerous Barrymore awards, including two wins for best directing. He looks forward to more directing, traveling, and good times with his wonderful wife, Franny, and their fabulous kids, and grandkids.
(Margaret, Much Ado) Colleen, though not a stranger to the DeSales stage, is thrilled to be making her PSF debut! Favorite roles include Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls), Herself (Grand Night for Singing), Jane (Quilters), Carmen Diaz (Fame!), and Dorothy (Wizard of Oz). She would like to thank her director, Jim, for this wonderful opportunity and her family for their constant love and support.
(Alonso, Tempest) Broadway credits include the Tony award winning productions of Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Scapino. Lincoln Center: Death and the King's Horseman. Regional : The Crucifer of Blood (Ahmanson Theatre) Plenty, (Goodman Theatre) Uncle Vanya, (Oregon Shakespeare) The Beaux Stratagem (Hartford Stage) A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville) Rough Crossing (Old Globe , San Diego) Musicals: My Fair Lady (PSF) The Prince and the Pauper (National Tour).National Theatre, Young Vic, (seasons 1973-75)and the Royal Shakespeare Company (1975-1976) Films include The Arrival, Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls and VO work on Transformers 2. This will be Coates' seventh season at PSF.
(Judge Turpin, Sweeney). PSF: Man of La Mancha, King Lear, 1776, Hamlet. Broadway: The Graduate, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun. Philadelphia: Body Awareness (The Wilma), Crazy for You (The Forrest), Annie Get Your Gun (The Prince) Silverhill (InterAct). Regional: McCarter, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Shakespeare & Company, The Huntington, Boston Shakespeare Company, Dallas Theatre Center, and many others. Television: Deadline, Law & Order, One Life to Live, O Pioneers!, Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed. Thanks to Liz, Patrick and Dennis.
(Ensemble, Sweeney) is excited to return to PSF after appearing in last summer's production of South Pacific. Recent credits include Spring Awakening and Sound of Music (Media Theatre), A Funny Thing...Forum and Light in the Piazza (Broward Stage Door Theatre), and Phantom (Fulton Theatre). Lauren is a DeSales University graduate. Many thanks to her family and friends for their support, and to Dennis for this opportunity!
(Don John, Much Ado; Brick, Cat) is thrilled to be a part of the 2012 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Season. Born in Yardley, PA, Tom is excited to take the stage in his home state. Past Credits include Pride and Prejudice (Cleveland Play House), Anna Christie, Midsummer Nights Dream, You Can't Take it With You (Monomoy Theatre). Film/TV credits: Handsome Harry, Magic City, The Good Wife, White Color, Law and Order, As the World Turns, and One Life to Live.
(Sebastian, Tempest) Steven Dennis has performed in New York, Los Angeles, and with numerous Tony Award-winning regional theaters, garnering enthusiastic notice from The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Village Voice. He was named Best Dramatic Actor by The Daily Record for his one-man performance of Underneath The Lintel, and Best Director by The Newark Star-Ledger. Television work includes Enterprise, The Young & the Restless, and Star Trek: Voyager. Winner of the LA Weekly Award, Mr. Dennis is an artistic associate with The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
(Trinculo, Tempest) PSF roles: Pseudolus- Forum, Irma Vep, Passepartout- 80 Days. Recent: As a company member of Florida Repertory Theatre; Irma Vep, Nick- Bedroom Farce, Clarence- It's a Wonderful Life, Ken- Rumors; Both Dromios-The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Three productions- The 39 Steps. NYC: China; The Whole Enchilada (NY Fringe), Gameshow! (Dodger Theatricals), Cloud Nine (Classic Stage Company). Regional Theatre includes; People's Light and Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Conservatory Theater, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Utah Shakespearean Festival. Upcoming: Complete Works of William Shakespeare- Orlando Shakespeare Theater. MFA: American Conservatory Theatre. Go Blue!
(Lighting Designer, Snow White) is the resident lighting designer at DeSales University. Here at PSF She has designed the children's shows at PSF for the last five years. Her design work has been seen in New York City, Philadelphia, Ohio, Michigan, Utah, and as far away as Italy and Germany. Liz received her BFA from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and her MFA in lighting design from the University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music.
(Costume Designer, Tempest/Much Ado) Sam's designs have been seen in theatres across the country, including the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co, Playmaker's Repertory, Hartford Stage, Denver Center, Peterborough Players, Center Stage, Houston Opera Studio, Skylight Opera, ACT Seattle, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Rep. She has designed more than 50 productions for Milwaukee Repertory Theater during 14 seasons. NYC credits include Pearl Theatre, and The Mint. She is the associate costume designer for The Phantom of the Opera USA.
(Ensemble, Sweeney) Local audiences may remember Ms. Flickinger in her role as Nettie in Act 1's production of Carousel, the Housekeeper in PA Shakespeare Festival's production of Man of LaMancha, and most recently her critically acclaimed performance as Mrs. Thimblebee in the PA Youth Theater's production of The Christmas Doll. Her solo career has included performing in many of the world's greatest cathedrals in Vienna, Salzburg, Edinburgh, London, and Munich. Ms. Flickinger was recently cast as Mrs. Gabor in the film adaptation of Spring Awakening.
(Miranda, Tempest) is honored to make her PSF debut! Kelsey recently graduated from Davidson College where she had the opportunity to perform the role of Juliet with the Royal Shakespeare Company and work in their productions of The Winter's Tale, and Pericles. Recent NYC Credits; Sleep No More (Punchdrunk, Off-B'Way), Final Sunday (Playwrights Horizons), Dancing at Lughnasa (Gallery Players), and Getting Even With Shakespeare (NY Fringe, Encores). www.kelseyformost.com. Love & Thanks to Mommy! In loving memory of her real-life "Prospero."
(Managing Director, PSF) has worked at PSF for 14 seasons. Casey previously worked at The People's Light & Theatre Company in Malvern, Pa. as the director of audience services for five years, at the Philadelphia Live Arts & Philly Fringe Festival in the box office for six seasons, and as a judge for The Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre in the Philadelphia area for three years. He is currently the treasurer for the Shakespeare Theatre Association. In this 21st season, Casey would like to thank all the former PSF managing directors and general managers – Mary Mlodzinska, Terry Burgler, François McGillicuddy, Jim Chance, Kevin Neal Kruse, Nicki Genovese, Andrea Lee Roney, Kathryn Cousar, and Steven Renner—for their service and dedi¬cation to the Festival. More than 150 actors, artists, artisans, and administrators have joined together this summer to help make this season a reality, and Casey acknowledges and appreciates all their hard work. Special thanks to Dael, Dennis, Erin, Janice, Jeanne, Lisa, Matt, Nicole, Patrick, and Tim.
(Birdseller, Sweeney) is thrilled to be returning to PSF for Sweeney Todd! BROADWAY/TOUR: Company, Sweeney Todd. OFF-BROADWAY: Roadshow, Beowulf, Mirette, Miss Liberty, The Rink, Up in Central Park REGIONAL: Merrily We Roll Along, Cincinnati Play House, Camelot and My Fair Lady, John W. Engeman Theatre; South Pacific, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Ragtime, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Arkansas Repertory Theater; Carnival!, Paper Mill Playhouse Commercial: Gates Foundation, HGTV promoHouse Hunters.
(Resident Sound Designer, Production Manager, PSF) this is Matthew's fifth season as production manager and ninth season as resident sound designer at PSF. Some of his notable PSF designs include: A Winter's Tale, King Lear, Dracula, Romeo & Juliet ('10), and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Matthew has also designed for other regional theatre throughout the country; most recently The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, The Centenary Stage Company, and Arcadia University. Matthew holds an M.F.A. in sound design from Ohio University.
(Production Stage Manager, Sweeney) Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: South Pacific; Trinity Repertory Company: Love Alone, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Shooting Star, Shapeshifter. Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, To Kill A Mockingbird; Actors Theatre of Louisville (33rd Humana Festival), Slasher; Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Big River, Follies, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Gamm Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, The Elephant Man, Julius Caesar; Fiddlehead Theatre Company: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.
(Friar Francis, Much Ado) is happy to be returning for his 7th season at The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Last season he appeared as Angelo in Comedy of Errors, and the Jailor in Two Noble Kinsman. Favorite roles in previous seasons include: Corin in As You Like It, Montfluery, in Cyrano, and Chase in 1776. Formerly a professor of theatre at Barnard College, Gordon has more recently appeared numerous touring productions of Broadway Musicals. Favorite roles include Max in Sound of Music, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, and Pop Carnes in Oklahoma. He is co-author with Isy Monk and director of the PBS teleplay We Ain't What He Was.
(Beatrice, Much Ado; Maggie, Cat) is delighted to be back at PSF after first appearing last year as Adriana in Comedy of Errors and Emilia in Two Noble Kinsman. She recently returned from Florida Studio Theatre, where she originated the role of Beth in the World Premiere of Jack Canfora's Jericho. Since completing her MFA at the New School for Drama in NYC, Eleanor has worked extensively for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, most recently in their hugely popular version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, as well as Cressida in the critically acclaimed Troilus and Cressida, Lady M in the tour of Macbeth and Maria in Twelfth Night, which was filmed and broadcast on PBS. Off Broadway she appeared in the New York premiere of Charles Mee's Limonade Tous les Jours opposite Austin Pendleton. Television appearances include As the World Turns and Royal Pains.
(Beadle Bamford, Sweeney): has appeared on Broadway in Avenue Q (Brian) and The Phantom of the Opera (Ubaldo Piangi). Some other favorites: "30 Rock" (Roy), Mary Zimmerman's Candide (Grand Inquisitor/Orator), Into the Woods (Baker), Sweeney Todd (Beadle/Pirelli), The Full Monty (Dave), National Tours of: The Music Man, Phantom and Camelot. Fun Fact: he also sings in a Meat Loaf tribute band...(YouTube "NYMML"). Thanks to Soffer/Namoff Entertainment, the gang at The Talent House, and as always, his cool sister, Jen. www.evanharrington.com
(Lighting Designer, Sweeney) In recent seasons Eric has designed the lighting for many of the more memorable PSF productions such as; South Pacific, 1776, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, King Lear, Amadeus, My Fair Lady, and Henry IV, Part 1 among others. His theatrical lighting has been seen Off-Broadway and in regional theatres around the country. Based in Orlando, FL, Eric heads up a lighting design firm, Luminous Design Studios, which provides lighting designs for television, themed entertainment, architecture, corporate meetings, and trade shows. www.LD-Studios.com Special thanks to Susan, Alexandra, and Connor for your support.
(Director, Tempest) 16th Season Jim's past directing credits at PSF include The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Sleuth, The Imaginary Invalid, Charley's Aunt, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). As a playwright, his adaptation of Dracula the Journal of Jonathan Harker was also produced at PSF. He has also acted at PSF in Love's Labour's Lost, Twelfth Night, The School for Wives, Much Ado About Nothing, All's Well that Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other directing credits include: Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Florida Studio Theatre, Actor's Playhouse, Florida Repertory Theatre, Cape May Stage, New York Fringe Festival and Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (where he serves as Artistic Director).
(Director of Marketing and Public Relations, PSF) discovered theatre and Shakespeare by providence, and by working alongside PSF Founder Gerard J. Schubert, OSFS. She is grateful for the professional opportunities, for her colleagues at PSF and the Lehigh Valley arts community, and especially for her family.
(Stefano, Tempest; King of France, King) Over a few seasons around the turn of the millennium, Eric has appeared at PSF in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, A Man for All Seasons, Around the World in Eighty Days, and The Tempest. Recent credits include: the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot at Cleveland Playhouse, Cyrano at the Arden Theatre, the national tour of The 39 Steps, and directing a production of The 39 Steps at Florida Studio Theatre. He has an MFA from Florida State University's Asolo Conservatory.
(Francisco, Tempest; Henry/Peter of Pom/Excuntr, King; Milquetoast, Snow White) is a junior musical theater major at DeSales University. He will be seen as Milquetoast in Snow White, Orlando in As You Like It, Francisco in The Tempest, and Prince Henry/Peter of Pomfret in King John. He thanks his family and Colleen Clancy for all of their support.
(Director, Snow White, Director of the Young Company, PSF) This is Erin's thirteenth season directing at PSF. PSF Directing Credits: Pride and Prejudice, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Robin Hood, Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, and a dozen assorted WillPower Tours and Green Shows. Erin also has taught theatre at DeSales and directed Anne of Green Gables for Act 1. Acting Credits: Viola in Twelfth Night, Charmian in Antony & Cleopatra PSF, Anne of Green Gables (Barrymore nomination Outstanding Leading Actress) People's Light and Theatre Company. MFA: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House, BA: DeSales University. Thank you Patrick and Casey for all you do and Huzzah! to the inaugural PSF Young Company!
(Don John, Much Ado; Gooper, Cat) has worked extensively in regional theatres, film and television. He is the former Artistic Director of the award-winning Interact Theater Company in Los Angeles. Theater credits include National Tours, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Second City, Geffen Playhouse. In the area: Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Temple Repertory Theater, and Act II Playhouse. TV/Film credits include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Numb3rs, and National Lampoon's Dorm Daze. Thanks to Vandy for her unwavering love and support.
(Director & Actor, S4K) Seventh season. PSF: every incarnation of Shakespeare For Kids (having also directed S4K: Hamlet) as well as Two Noble Kinsmen, Antony and Cleopatra, and Twelfth Night, among others. Recent credits include Of Mice and Men and Treasure Island at People's Light & Theatre and Hatchetman at Festival Stage of Winston-Salem. Other Regional: Arden Theatre, Lantern Theater, Theatre Exile, and Theatre Horizon. Three-time Barrymore nominee, one time co-recipient. BA: DeSales Univeristy. Love to Julia. For Mom and Dad.
(Voice/Text Coach, Cat) Professor Emeritus of Drama at the University of California, Irvine. Founding member of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut; extensive stage career includes major roles in regional theatres such as American Conservatory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, La Jolla Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and many others, along with hundreds of roles in film, television, radio, and voice-over. Certified as master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. A forty-year career as voice, speech, text, and dialect teacher and voice/text director for professional theatre, including five years on the artistic staff of Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory; conducts workshops and lectures on voice and speech for actors and voice teachers nationwide; published articles in journals and in the books, The Vocal Vision and Standard Speech.
(Jonas Fogg, Sweeney) Pennsylvania Shakespeare Debut! NY: NYMF's Open The Dark Door as Peter - Outstanding Individual Performance Award. Regional: Mary Sunshine in Chicago (Northern Stage); Chantal in La Cage Aux Folles (The Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Cliff in Sunset Boulevard (Portland Center Stage); The Young Fool in Big River (Music Theatre of Wichita). Many NY Concerts including Lincoln Center and Birdland. University of Michigan. London Dramatic Academy. AEA Member. Love to incredible family and friends. www.paullouislessard.com
(Tobias Ragg, Sweeney) most recently appeared in a 100-actor production of Spoon River Anthology at Columbia University. A recent graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, OH, he is thrilled to begin his professional career at PSF in his favorite show! Other credits include Prez in The Pajama Game and Sparkish in The Country Wife. As a director, his credits include The Zoo Story, Never the Sinner, and Urinetown. Be it known that he is from Texas and proud of it (sometimes).
(Ferdinand, Tempest; Lewis, King John; Actor, S4K) is delighted to be returning to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival stage after performing the roles of Hamlet and Romeo in the past two seasons of the Linny Fowler Willpower Tour. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he currently lives and works in New York City. Other credits include: The Comedy of Errors (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival),The Winter's Tale (Roxy Regional Theatre), Macbeth (American Theatre of Actors), Urinetown: The Musical (University of Louisville)
(Sweeney Todd, Sweeney) recently starred as Emile de Becque in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, and reprised the role in 2011 at PSF! He made his Broadway debut as "The Beast" in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, returned to play Gaston in the same production, and continued in such roles as Javert in Les Misérables, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Harold Hill in The Music Man, and the title role in Phantom. A recipient of the prestigious Anselmo Award, he also earned recognition by Chicago's "Jeff" and the National STAR awards for his portrayal of Chauvelin in the national tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Audiences across the country have enjoyed him as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Macheath in Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera. William has appeared with opera companies across the USA, and with the nation's leading symphony orchestras, in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Cleveland, recently making his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops. TV appearances include "Law and Order", "All My Children", and "Guiding Light." See more at www.WilliamMichals.com. His CD of Broadway showstoppers "William Michals – Broadway in Concert" is available in the theater lobby today. Come see his concert, right here at PSF, on Sunday, June 24!
(Ensemble, Sweeney) is very happy and excited to be making his Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival debut with Sweeney Todd! Favorite regional credits include West Side Story (A-Rab), The Music Man (Tommy), Forever Plaid (Jinx), Oklahoma (Will Parker), and Zanna, Don't (Tank). NYC pre-pro for The Duchess of Chicago for Russian State Theatre (choreo. Patti Colombo). Muhlenberg College graduate, Michael thanks his family and friends for all the support.
(Ensemble/Spirits, Tempest; Arthur, King; Prince, Snow White) is a recent graduate of DeSales University. He is currently playing the Prince in Snow White and Silvius and Charles in As You Like It. Past credits include Rodolpho in Act 1's A View From the Bridge and the Mad Hatter in Act 3's Alice in Wonderland. He gives his love and thanks to his family, friends and JSF.
(MTI) is one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.
(PSF Producing Artistic Director) Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mr. Mulcahy has led PSF's return to artistic excellence and financial stability, rebuilt the professional company of artists, and achieved increasing national recognition for the Festival. Further accomplishments include PSF's first-ever award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and attracting a company of artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards to the Festival, growth in all income areas, a 50% increase in annual attendance, and the expansion of the number of Actors' Equity contracts per season.
As a professional director, actor and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television, and radio. Mr. Mulcahy has acted with Angela Basset, Peter MacNicol, Hal Holbrook, Joan Cusack, Don Cheadle, Anne Meara, Milo O'Shea, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shaloub, Bradley Whitford, and others at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Roundabout Theatre Company, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, and the Walnut Street Theatre. He served as a fight director for Tom Hulse and Timothy Busfield in A Few Good Men on Broadway and for Off-Broadway productions starring John Savage, John Mahoney, Marcia Gay Harden, and Patrick Dempsey. He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed Hamlet (2011), Antony and Cleopatra (2009), The Winter's Tale (2007), Henry IV, Part I (2005), The Tempest (1999), and acted in and served as fight director for The Taming of the Shrew (1998) and Julius Caesar (1997). As Head of Acting at DeSales, Patrick directed ten productions for Act 1, including I Hate Hamlet, The Grapes of Wrath, The Foreigner, and The Diary of Anne Frank. He holds an M.F.A. from Syracuse University.
(Production Stage Manager, King), is ecstatic to return to the Schubert at PSF for a second season where it feels like family. She graduated in May 2006 from Rollins College and went on to professionally stage manage multiple seasons at the Depot Theatre and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre with a few reps under her belt. She is excited to work with an amazing cast crew and staff this summer. Stacy is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and cherishes the support of her folks and Mike.
(Director, Cat) most recently directed Romeo and Juliet at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre; other OST directing credits include Pride and Prejudice, Arms and the Man, and I Hate Hamlet. Also an actor, he appeared this season as Adam in Next Fall and Hysterium in …Funny Thing at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre. He has taught directing and acting at Rollins College since 1996, where he has directed over a dozen productions in their storied Annie Russell Theatre, and where he received the Cornell Distinguished Faculty award in 2010.
(Scenic Designer, Cat, Snow White) designed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cinderella last year and more than a dozen PSF shows since 1995. Bob is celebrating his 16th season as resident designer for the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, where he has designed more than 70 productions. His television designs include Another World, Search for Tomorrow, and Sesame Street, where he has designed 21 seasons. Bob has received the Outer Critics Circle, Villager, Madison, and Lillian Stoates Awards for his stage work and five Emmys for his television designs.
(Director, Sweeney; Associate Artistic Director, PSF) is the chairman of the theatre department of DeSales University and a founding member of PSF. Last summer, he directed PSF's production of South Pacific and more recently, Act 1's sold out hit musical Anything Goes. He has directed many of PSF's acclaimed productions including A Funny Thing…Forum, 1776, Cyrano de Bergerac, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Man of La Mancha, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and As You Like It. Razze also composed musical scores for PSF's Cyrano, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was awarded Certificates of Merit from the American College Theatre Festival for his direction of Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma! and The Music Man and he was the guest director for Lehigh University's production of The Music Man at Zoellner Arts Center in 2003.
(Dogberry, Much Ado; Rev Tooker, Cat) is very excited to be back at PSF, having toured as a member of their WillPower company in 2007. New York credits include Cactus Flower (NYC Revival), An Ideal Husband (Red Fern Theatre) and three seasons with New York Classical Theatre as an Associate Artist. Regionally, Anthony has been seen at Paper Mill Playhouse, Capital Repertory, Gateway Playhouse, Pensacola & Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. Film/TV: "Rescue Me", Chasing Zero, Marvelous Miles & Whisper in the Dark. MFA: Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama http://www.anthonyreimer.com
(Claudio, Much Ado) has appeared in Othello, Winter's Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV part 1, and The Merchant of Venice with PSF. He has also worked on multiple productions with The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Flux Theatre ensemble in NYC. Film credits include Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Arbitrage, It's Complicated, Tooth and Nail, and The Golden Scallop. He has also appeared on episodes of 30 Rock, CSI NY, Law and Order, L&O Criminal Intent, I Just Want My Pants Back, Kings, as well as ESPN's digital series The Pretty Good Sports Show. I love you Mom and Dad and of course my "pre-wife" Marnie!
(Stage Manager, Snow White) has worked on stage management teams at The Pearl Theatre Company (The Philanderer, Wittenberg) and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, Around the World in 80 Days). Emily studied Theatre Arts at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
(Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney)
(Wig & Make-up Designer, Sweeney/Tempest) PSF debut: Amadeus, and later, Cyrano. She began her 25 year career working with such legendary singers as Jerome Hines, John Alexander, and Dame Joan Sutherland. She has designed 200+ productions at more than 25 companies encompassing all of the performing arts. Credits as a makeup artist, wig maker, and designer include: The Pearl Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare Festival; Santa Fe, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Nashville, Atlanta, and National operas; Atlanta Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre. In addition to fashion runway and historic re-enactment films, Ruskai has styled print and TV ads. She gives master classes at universities and co-authored the book, Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film.
(Ensemble, Sweeney) is excited to be making her PSF debut! Theater: Sweeney Todd (Barrington Stage Company), The Game (Starring Rachel York), Camelot (Goodspeed Opera), A Christmas Carol (Players Theater, NYC), Lucky Stiff (Broward Stage Door). TV/Film: Gossip Girl, One Life To Live. Amanda is a proud graduate of DeSales University and member of Equity! Thanks to my friends, family and Maxwell.
(Duke of Austria, King) is delighted to be back at PSF, this season as the Duke of Austria in King John. Previously, Dave appeared as Captain Brackett in South Pacific, Michael James in The Playboy of the Western World, and Col. Thomas McKean in 1776. Recent roles elsewhere have included Senator Doogan in Philadelphia Here I Come for Philadelphia's Irish Heritage Theatre and Papa Charles in Diagonal Trilogy for Centenary Stage Company. Dave lives in the Lehigh Valley with his wife, Roseann.
(Pirelli, Sweeney) has been tall and lanky since he was about five years old. In fourth grade, Dave played Diamond Dan in a school play. Dave had help from his father who fashioned a mustache for the nine year old Dave by trimming bits of the boy's mullet and gluing it on his lip. Now he can grow a real mustache. Tours: Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frankenstein u/s), Cats (Tugger). Regional: Annie (Rooster), Pirates! (Huntington, upcomming at MUNY). BFA UWSP.
(Beggar Woman, Sweeney) Michele has performed extensively with opera companies, theaters and music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Nationally- Opera: Des Moines Metro Opera, New Jersey Opera Theater, Boheme Opera, Natchez Music Festival, Springfield Regional Opera, Shaker Mountain Festival. Leading soprano in La Traviata, La Boheme, Carmen, Don Giovanni (Anna), Marriage of Figaro (Countess), Falstaff, Romeo et Juliette, Die Fledermaus. Theater- Fiona-Brigadoon, Laurey OKLAHOMA!, Hope-Anything Goes, Isabel- Scrooge, Nimue-Camelot, Mabel- Pirates of Penzance, Gianetta-Gondoliers. Manhattan School of Music-BM, MM. Miss New Jersey 1993, Top Ten Finalist Miss America Pageant. Love to family, especially James!
(Ensemble, Sweeney) is happy to be back at PSF, where he was seen in 1776 (McNair) and Playboy of the Western World (Philly). Tours: Anything Goes (Purser) starring Gloria Loring for Circa '21 along with LaMancha (Sancho) and 42nd Street (Bert Barry) for Rockwell Productions. Locally: Rocky Horror (Narrator), Titanic (Etches), Seussical (Mayor) for Civic Theatre and Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre. When not on stage David works as an Assistant Administrator for a Senior Living Center, and loves driving his 2012 MINI Cooper, Nigel.
(Music and Lyrics, Sweeney), one of the most influential and accomplished composer/lyricists in Broadway history, was born in New York City and raised in New York and Pennsylvania. As a teenager he met Oscar Hammerstein II, who became Sondheim's mentor. Sondheim graduated from Williams College, where he received the Hutchinson Prize for Music Composition. After graduation he studied music theory and composition with Milton Babbitt. He worked for a short time in the 1950's as a writer for the television show Topper. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1991), Passion (1994) and Road Show (2008), as well as lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Side by Side with Sondheim (1976), Marry Me a Little (1981), You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983), Putting It Together (1993/99), Moving On (2001) and Sondheim on Sondheim (2010) are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist. In total, his works have accumulated more than sixty individual and collaborative Tony Awards. Mr. Sondheim is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, the national association of playwrights, composers and lyricists, having served as its President from 1973 to 1981. In 1981 he founded Young Playwrights Inc. to develop and promote the work of American playwrights aged 18 years and younger.
(Anthony Hope, Sweeney) – is thrilled to return to PSF in this wonderful production. Credits include: PSF – Sailor (South Pacific), Bernardo/Lucianus (Hamlet) DeSales – Lancelot (Camelot), Reuben (Joseph...) and Sailor (Anything Goes). He would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support. A special thank you to Katie Wexler.
(Constance, King) is so happy to return to PSF! Last summer she was seen in Hamlet, and Pride & Prejudice, and past seasons have included Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Othello. Other recent credits: God Of Carnage, Fallen Angels, A Streetcar Named Desire, Walnut Street Theatre; This Is The Week That Is, 1812 Productions; Bad Dates, Act 2 Playhouse, (Barrymore Award). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arden Theatre, Peterborough Players, Bristol Riverside, Dallas Theatre Center, People's Light, Portland Stage Co, Asolo Rep. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
(Set Designer, Sweeney) Steven's design work in theatre, dance, opera, performance art and live event has been seen both nationally and internationally. Companies include Tacoma Opera, Syracuse Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Syracuse Stage, TACT NYC, Big Art Group NYC, Pacific Performance Project, The Kitchen Theatre Company, The Hangar Theatre, Merry-go-Round, Ensemble Theatre, and The Herson Group Ltd. Beyond his freelance work, Steve teaches lighting design at Ithaca College and received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle.
(Musical Director/Conductor, Sweeney) made his PSF debut with "1776" and is thrilled to be back. He has musically directed many national and area productions. In 2010 he contributed arrangements and orchestrations for the Muhlenberg College premiere of "An American Tragedy", a new Charles Strouse musical. He also provided arrangements and accompaniment for Sandy Duncan's one-woman show "Free Fall" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Vincent recently made his debut with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, offering a program of Broadway and Operetta repertoire. He would like to thank Jack Lee for his unwavering support all these years.
(Gonzalo, Tempest) is a professor with the performing arts fac¬ulty at DeSales, where he directed the recent produc¬tion of Shooting Stars. A regular with PSF, Turney arrived in 2005 to perform the title char¬acter in Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid and stayed on to play myriad old men, most recently Polonius in last season's Hamlet… Turney has appeared with the Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Actors' Summit, the Cleveland Play House, Actor's Theatre of Louisville and many others. He is married to the Rev. Harper Jane Turney, Priest-in-charge of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hilltown, Pa. Find out more at www.wayneturney.20m.com
(Antonia, Much Ado; Big Mama, Cat) is thrilled to be back for her third season with PSF after playing Mrs. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and the Player Queen in Hamlet. Other recent Philly credits include Steel Magnolia's, Up (nominated for best actress in Broadwayworld.com), Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, Always Patsy Cline, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Barrymore nomination), Magic Fire, After Play, Dancing at Lughnasa (Barrymore nomination), Spitfire Grill, and The Borowers. Recent Regional Credits include Rabbit Hole at Pittsburgh Public and Theatre Works, The Travels of Angelica and Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Acclaim award) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jo is also thrilled to revisit Big Mama a role she u/s and performed on Broadway. Jo is a "repeat offender" on all the Law and Order series and can be seen in the film Revolutionary Road and in the upcoming film Disconnect.
(Ursula/Verges, Much Ado; Mae, Cat) National Tours: Grace Farrell (Annie). New York: Reckless (Rachel), The Importance of Being Earnest, Arms and the Man, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest (with Sonnet Repertory Theatre). Regional: Denver Center Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Heartland Theatre, Stamford Center for the Arts, Mill Mountain Theatre, Theatre Three. Her voice-over work for international documentaries, national commercials and radio can be heard at www.careyvandriest.com. Hear her as a Howler Monkey named Avelina in the upcoming animated feature Ribbit. Proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA.
(Ensemble, Sweeney) was last seen on the PSF stage in My Fair Lady and is thrilled to return with this incredible cast. She just completed a successful run of Grey Gardens as Edith/Edie at Civic Theatre. Favorite roles include Marmee in Little Women, Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and Mother in Ragtime. Kate teaches voice lessons and is the producer of a caroling group, The Candlelight Carolers. Thanks to the two Dennis' in her life!
(Leonato, Much Ado; Big Daddy, Cat) Mr. Vincent's career includes a combined 28 years at the Oregon, California, Old Globe, Alabama and Orlando Shakespeare Festivals. He has appeared in 33 of Shakespeare's 37 plays, and in more than 40 major Musical Theatre roles. He has appeared in theatre companies all over the country and, in 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Max in Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll directed by Trevor Nunn. In his spare time, Mr. Vincent leads tours to Shakespeare's Italy.
(Antonio, Tempest) Carl Wallnau is pleased to return to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival where last season he appeared as Aegeon in Comedy of Errors. Some of his favorite festival credits include Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Andrew Wyke in Sleuth, Sir Francis Chesney in Charlie's Aunt, Comte DeGuiche in Cyrano de Bergerac The Emperor in Amadeus and Peter Quince in Midsummer Night's Dream. His most recent credits include Monsieur Molenoux in The Ladies Man for CSC. He is currently Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, an equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ where he is also Professor of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department.
(Caliban, Tempest; Cardinal Pandulp, King) Richard was born and raised in Wilmington, NC, and lives in New York City. He most recently closed Mark Brown's Around the World in 80 Days at Pittsburgh Public directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and was Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady with Kate Baldwin at Sacramento Music Circus, along with Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror at the Asolo and Pioneer theaters. NYC: Devils Disciple at Irish Rep, Serendib at Ensemble Studio Theater, and Venus Flytrap at Active Theater. Film/TV: PS, I Love You; Law & Order CI; Delocated; Onion Sports Network; Art=(Love)²; and a pilot, Powerless, for FX. Richard played George in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and is an inaugural company member at American Stage Theater In St. Petersburg, FL, winning the first ever Jeff Norton Award for "Best Actor in a Leading Role." He was awarded his MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University / Shakespeare Theatre Company. Proud union member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
(Lighting Designer, Tempest/Cat; Set and Lighting Designer, Much Ado) Previously with PSF: The Comedy of Errors, Playboy of the Western World, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Complete Works. Designs in the area have been seen at Wilma, Arden, 1812, Azuka, People's Light, DTC, Headlong, Walnut, Theatre Exile, Curtis Opera, Lantern, and Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he is Artistic Director. Other theatre credits include: Teller's Play Dead in Las Vegas and NYC, Cal Shakes, Children's Theatre Company, CENTERSTAGE, Folger Theater, Hangar, Cincinnati Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Roundhouse, Theatre J, Portland Center Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Signature Theater Company, Berkshire Opera, Lincoln Center Institute, Lincoln Center Festival, York Theatre, Summer Play Festival, 37 ARTS, Spoleto Festival USA, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Yale Rep. Awards include 9 Barrymore nominations (winning in 2011 for In the Next Room), two-time City Paper's Best Lighting Design, 2-time Helen Hayes Nominee, and the 2007 AUDELCO Award for King Hedley II, Signature Theatre. He is a member of Wingspace Design Group. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale.
(Johanna, Sweeney) is overjoyed to cap her college career with her fifth summer at PSF and ninth production with Mr. Razze. Favorite Act 1 and PSF credits include: Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Mary (P&P), Guinevere (Camelot), Martha Jefferson (1776), Dot (Sunday in the Park). Endless gratitude to her family and her friends in PSF land who have become like family.
(Book, Sweeney) was a novelist, playwright and screen writer. He wrote more than thirty mystery novels under the pseudonyms Q. Patrick and Patrick Quentin, and four of his novels were transformed into films: Black Widow, Man in the Net, The Green-Eyed Monster and The Man with Two Wives. For films he wrote the screenplays for Travels with My Aunt, Something for Everyone, A Little Night Music and Nijinsky. His plays include Big Fish, Little Fish (1961), Look: We've Come Through (1961) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966, adapted from the Shirley Jackson novel), he co-authored with Joseph Stein the book for a new production of the 1919 musical Irene (1973), wrote the books for A Little Night Music (1973), a new production of Candide (1973), Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979, based on a version of the play by Christopher Bond), and Meet Me in St. Louis (adapted from the 1949 M-G-M musical), contributed additional material for the musical Pacific Overtures (1976), and wrote a new adaptation of the Kurt Weill opera Silverlake, which was directed by Harold Prince at the New York Opera. He received Tony and Drama Desk Awards for A Little Night Music, Candide and Sweeney Todd. Prior to his death in 1987 Mr. Wheeler was working on two new musicals, Bodo and Fu Manchu, and a new adaptation of The Merry Widow.
(Sookey, Cat) is thrilled to be making her PSF debut. Other credits include, Christmas Carol, Vagina Monologues, Rent and Full Monty at Civic Theatre of Allentown. Her most recent performance was at Pennsylvania Playhouse as Mrs. Muller in DOUBT. Felecia would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support and a special THANK YOU to PSF for the opportunity to share the stage with such an incredibly talented cast and crew!
(Prospero, Tempest; King John, King)is very happy to be appearing in his 19th season at PSF. It is hard for Greg to pick his favorite shows without writing a book but a few include: Hamlet and Claudius in Hamlet, Richard in Richard III, Jamie Tyrone in Moon for the Misbegotten, Elyot in Private Lives, Bluntschlii in Arms and the Man, both Taming of the Shrews, Leontes in Winter's Tale, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Antony in Antony & Cleopatra, and so many more. Other recent credits include: Slippery as Sin with Passage Theatre and God of Carnage for the Walnut St. and Fulton Theatres. Film and Television credits include: The Happening, The Lovely Bones, Signs, The Sixth Sense, Killing Emmett Young, Law & Order, Ed, and Homicide. Thank you for a memorable 19 years!
(Stage Manager, Much Ado/Cat) is happy to be back for her 5th season at PSF. Company credits: Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Playboy of the Western World, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Winter's Tale, The Mystery of Irma Vep, King Lear. Hannah most recently finished working on a production of Athol Fugard's My Children! My Africa! with the Signature Theatre. Other recent New York credits include: Lake Water (IRT), A Splintered Soul (Rosalind Productions), Heathens (Theater for the New City), 24 Hour Plays on Broadway (American Airlines). Regional: McCarter, Opera NJ, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Ogunquit Playhouse.
(Costume Designer, Sweeney/Cat) has designed at PSF for many seasons. Some of her Favorite productions include Antony and Cleopatra, Amadeus, The Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, The Imaginary Invalid, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Charley's Aunt, and her very first PSF production (way back in the day), A Midsummer Nights Dream (The first time it was done by the Festival and directed by Dennis Razze). Lisa was the Associate Costume Designer for the Broadway, National Tours and international Companies of both RENT and HAIR. Design credits include productions Off Broadway, NY Musical Theatre Festival, NY Fringe Festival, Kef Theatrical Productions, Ars Nova, The Arden Theatre Company, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Syracuse Stage, The Cape Playhouse, Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, and Bristol Riverside Theatre. MFA Penn State, BA DeSales LisaZinni.com
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ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION ("AEA" or "Equity"), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.