JOHN AHLIN*

(Lazar Wolf, Fiddler) PSF: Henry IV, Cyrano, Playboy of the Western World, King John, Merry Wives of Windsor.  Broadway: Waiting for Godot, Journey’s End (2007 Tony Award Best Revival), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Voices in the Dark, One Mo’ Time, Whoopee! and Macbeth. Regional: LaJolla Playhouse, Louisville Actors Theater, Pittsburgh Public, Cincinnati Playhouse, Old Globe, Goodman, Centerstage Baltimore, Goodspeed and others. Off-Broadway: Orson’s Shadow. TV/ Film: Law and Order: SVU, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis.

LEONARDO ALTAFINI

(Ensemble, Fiddler) DeSales alumnus, is ecstatic to return home to the Labuda Stage and work with familiar faces. Next spring, Leo will reprise the leading role of Wes which he originated last October in the musical Golden Horseshoe. Regional: Buddy's Back (world premiere), Joseph ... Dreamcoat, The Secret Garden (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Cabaret, Rocky Horror, Footloose (Bucks County Playhouse), Guys & Dolls (John W. Engeman), The Greatest Tribulation of the Heart (Gallery Players). Thanks PSF, my family, and friends.

JENNIFER APPLE

(Tzeitel, Fiddler) is truly excited to be returning to Anatevka as Tzeitel after recently playing the role of Hodel (dir: Gary John LaRosa, Tevye: Bill Nolte)! Some favorite credits: Something Funny’s Going On (dir:Martin Charnin), Grease (Rizzo), Oliver! (Nancy), Les Miserables (Eponine), [title of show] (Susan), and The Mikado (Pitti-Sing). Thanks to Dennis & everyone at PSF for this opportunity, JWS, & her family and friends for their endless love and support! www.JenniferApple.net!

CHRISTINE BAGLIVIO

(Chava, Fiddler) is a senior musical theatre major at DeSales University. Last season, she played the role of Kate in Oklahoma! Act 1 credits include The Music Man, Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration, Chicago, Arsenic and Old Lace, Anything Goes, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. She dedicates her performance to her family, especially her own personal Tevye, her dad.

ANDREW BARR

(Ensemble/Musician/Russian Priest, Fiddler) is very excited to be able to make his PSF debut in one of his favorite shows ever. Andrew was last seen on stage as Marcellus in DeSales University's production of The Music Man. Thank you to Dennis and Patrick for this amazing opportunity and to his friends and family for support.

ALEX BECHTEL*

(Thurio, Two Gents) is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist. As an actor, writer, composer, sound designer, music director, and director, Alex has worked with many Philadelphia companies, including 1812 Productions, New Paradise Laboratories, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, Applied Mechanics, Groundswell Theatre Company, and Theatre Horizon.  BFA The University of the Arts, and a graduate of the inaugural class of The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.  His original play The West premiered in March.

IAN BEDFORD*

(Macbeth, Macbeth) returns to PSF for his ninth season. PSF favorites: Henry in last season’s Henry VIII, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon)(2009), The Two Noble Kinsmen, Macduff in PSF’s Macbeth in 2004. Other regional: Macbeth and God of Carnage (Alabama Shakes), School of Night (Mark Taper Forum), Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare), Of Mice and Men (People’s Light & Theatre), Beaux Stratagem (Shakespeare Theatre Co.), the title roles in Richard III (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare) and Macbeth (Orlando Shakespeare). Recently on television: Unforgettable, How to Get Away with Murder, Nurse Jackie.

SEAN BELL*

(Sasha, Fiddler) Sean is a baritone masquerading as a tenor, and is thrilled to be a part of this production! Previous credits include: For Goodness Sake, All American (Musicals Tonight!), A Chorus Line, All Shook Up, Les Miserables (Maine State), Deathtrap (The Fulton), N/F (Downtown Urban Theatre Festival), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Arena Tour), Madame X (NYMF), The Nutcracker and I (York Developmental Reading Series), Hairspray, The Producers (Walnut Street). TV: Boardwalk Empire. www.SeanWBell.com for more information about upcoming projects.

VALERIE BERGER

(Young Company; Mouse, Cinderella; Fruma Sarah, Fiddler) a senior, is ecstatic to be in the Young Company and part of PSF.  Thanks to Patrick, Dennis, and Anne. Additional thanks to her Mom, Dad, Em, Claire, Adam, and Phoenix and Sarah.

AMY E. BEST

(Costume Designer, Cinderella, Tenor) has been the resident costume designer for Act 1 since 2000.  She has designed costumes for PSF’s productions of Cinderella and Complete Works in 2009, 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 Theatre Institute.

PHOENIX BEST

(Young Company; Cinderella, Cinderella; ensemble, Two Gents) is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales and is very excited for her second summer with PSF!  She was last seen in Oklahoma! and Henry VIII.  Act 1 credits include Chicago (Velma Kelly), and The Music Man (dance ensemble). Thanks to her Mom and Morena for all their support. 

Jerry Bock

(Composer, Fiddler) (November 23, 1928 – November 3, 2010) Bock and Sheldon Harnick launched their collaboration with The Body Beautiful in Philadelphia, followed by Fiorello! (winner of Broadway’s triple crown: the Tony Award, New York Critics’ Circle Award and Pulitzer Prize in drama); Tenderloin; She Loves Me (winner of Variety’s poll of critics as best musical); Fiddler on the Roof (nine Tony’s, including best musical), The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds. Though he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, the “award” that Bock considered most near and dear was his honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he met his wife Patti, and where he decided to be a composer.

KARYN BOHLI

(Stage Manager, Cinderella; Assistant Stage Manager, Tenor, Macbeth) is overjoyed to return to PSF for her third year. Recent stage management credits include DeSales’ Act 1 productions of The Music Man and The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, and Beauty and the Beast last summer at PSF. She thanks her family for their constant love and support, her friends, and Adam.

LEO BOND

(Assistant to the Director/Angus/Murderer, Macbeth; Mailman, S4K) is proud to return to PSF for his third consecutive season. He has previously appeared in King John, Henry VIII, and Shakespeare for Kids. Most recently, Leo directed a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in New Hampshire, where he also played Borachio and Friar Francis. Evermore thanks, Mom, Dad, and Patrick.

DYLAN BOYD

(Macduff’s son, Macbeth) is a nine-year-old from Saucon Valley. He recently appeared in DSU’s Act 1 production as Winthrop in The Music Man and as Randolph in Bye Bye Birdie. TV credits include The Colbert Report with Tom Hanks. He thanks his family for their love and encouragement. He dedicates his performance to his LaLa, who is with him in spirit!

BRANDON EDWARD BURTON

(Lennox, Macbeth; S4K) is extremely excited to be a part of the PSF family!  A native of Saint Louis, Missouri, Brandon went to Coe College studying acting, Japanese, and secondary education.  After a stint as a drama/social justice educator, Brandon moved to Brooklyn, where he attended the William Esper Studio. Recent credits include Bay in The Changing Game, Macduff in PSF’s fall 2013 educational tour of Macbeth and Matt in the short film Kill Me Twice.

IAN P. CARR 

(Festival Sound Engineer; Sound Designer, Fiddler) Ian is thrilled to return home to PSF for his fifth season. Ian has spent the last few years as sound engineer of Broadway national tours including Legally Blonde: The Musical, Rock of Ages, and most recently as Head of Audio on the first national tour of Sister Act. After PSF, Ian will serve as Head of Audio on the first national tour of Disney’s Newsiest. Proud DSU alum. Love to Momma, Poppa, and the whole Carr Family.

STEPHEN CASEY

(Choreographer, Cinderella and Fiddler) is grateful to return to PSF where he previously choreographed Oklahoma!, South Pacific, …Forum, and 1776.  He recently directed and choreographed The Musical of Musicals (The Musical) at Montgomery Theatre, and choreographed Little Shop of Horrors at Bristol Riverside Theatre.  Also for BRT, he choreographed Rent, What a Glorious FeelingPride and Prejudice, and will return next season for Ragtime.  After PSF, he will return to West Virginia Public Theatre for Dames at Sea and Tommy, (previously All Shook Up! and Anything Goes) and will direct and choreograph White Christmas for Arizona Broadway Theatre this fall. Many thanks Dennis. 

BOB COHEN

(Rabbi, Fiddler) As a boy soprano in the Columbus (American) boy choir, Bob played all three roles in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne. Ultimately a tenor, at Cornell, Bob sang a cappella in the Cayuga's Waiters. More recently, he's performed in Amahl and the Night Visitors (King Kaspar), Finnegan’s Farewell (Paddy Finnegan) at Musikfest Café, and in the Touchstone/Moravian outdoor productions of A Resting Place (Dr. Fickhardt). Bob is delighted to be making his PSF debut as Anatevka's rabbi.

J. Alex Cordaro

(Fight Director, Fiddler) has directed fights for PSF, McCarter, Actors Theater of Louisville, Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Lantern Theater Company, Theater Exile, Inis Nua Theater Company, Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Philadelphia Opera Company, Forensic Files on TRU TV, and others. His choreography has been sailing across Europe and the Caribbean for the past five years in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Saturday Night Fever! A Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Safety Instructors with the Society of American Fight Directors, Alex is a two-time Barrymore Award Nominee.

CAITLIN DAILEY

(Young Company; Fairy Godmother, Cinderella; Shaindel/ Ensemble, Fiddler) a recent DSU musical theatre graduate, is overjoyed to be part of PSF! She was last seen in PSF’s Oklahoma! and recently as Eulalie Shinn in Act 1’s The Music Man. She thanks God, her family and friends, Patrick, Anne and Dennis for this opportunity, and the entire PSF staff. For my parents - for their endless love, inspiration and support, thank you!

Peter Danelski

(Young Company; Messenger, Cinderella; Speed, Two Gents; Seyton, Macbeth) a recent graduate of DeSales with degrees in theatre and philosophy, is happy to return to his fourth summer with PSF.  You may have seen him previously in The Two Noble Kinsmen, King John, Henry VIII among others. Many thanks owed to the Festival, which will always be home.

CODY DAVIS* 

(Dance/ Dance Captain, Fiddler) Excited to return to PSF! PSF: Oklahoma! (Slim). National Tour: White Christmas. Regional highlights: Music Theatre of Wichita: Sunset Boulevard (Artie), The Little Mermaid (Jetsam), Infinity Theatre Company: Dames At Sea (Lucky). University: Into the Woods (Jack), Brigadoon (Archie Beaton), All's Well That Ends Well (King of France). BFA Musical Theatre: University of Michigan. Glory and gratitude to God. Thanks to PSF, Stephen, teachers, friends, and amazing family! 

 

PETER DELAURIER*

(Duke, Two Gents) is an artistic associate and long-time member of the resident ensemble at Peoples Light & Theatre. He has a long association with the Lantern Theater in Philadelphia. Peter and his late wife, Ceal Phelan, co-founded the Delaware Theatre Company in 1978. He has won and lost Barrymore Awards in all non-musical acting categories. Peter has directed at resident theatres around the country, served as Artistic Director of New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS and is a published playwright. For Ceal.

 

BEN DELONY*

(Russian/Jewish dancer, Fiddler) spent much of the past season with Houston Grand Opera, dancing in Aida, Die Fledermaus,and most recently Rob Ashford’s Carmen. He is a graduate of the ballet department at Indiana University, and has been a company member with Ballet Nouveau Colorado and Ballet Memphis. Other regional credits include Central City Opera (Oklahoma!), Arvada Center (Curtains), and the Boston Early Music Festival. Proud member of AEA and AGMA. www.bendelony.com

BRAD DePLANCHE

(Director, Young Company) Best known to local audiences for his many appearances in plays and musicals at PSF, Brad has been directing on and off for nearly ten years. Most recently he directed Rapunzel, at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and co-directed The 39 Steps for the University of South Carolina with long time friend Jim Helsinger. This fall Brad will be playing Ira Stone in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, for American Stage in St. Petersburg, FL.

NATHAN DIEHL

(Musical Director/Conductor, Fiddler) returns to PSF for his fourth season as musical director having most recently conducted Oklahoma!  At DeSales University, Nate has musical directed, conducted, and accompanied more than a dozen Act I productions. As an educator, he teaches elementary music and serves as music department coordinator at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem. Nate holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Moravian College and a Master of Music degree from West Chester University.

Brendan Doyle

(Dancer, Fiddler) is thrilled to be in this production. He will be a junior musical theatre/ design technology major in the fall at DSU, where his credits include The Music Man, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration, A Tale of Two Cities and I Love A Piano. Many thanks to the cast, Stephen, Nate, and Dennis for this wonderful opportunity.

J. BENNETT DURHAM

(Vocal Coach, Tenor) is coordinator of choral activities & liturgical music at DeSales University, where he conducts the university's three choral ensembles, teaches courses in music theory, and coordinates applied music studies. He has also served as musical director for musicals including Act 1’s recent productions of The Music Man and I Love a Piano. He holds a B.A. in music and religion from Centre College and a M.M. in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

JACOB R. DRESCH*

(Max, Tenor; Malcolm, Macbeth) having just received his MFA from the University of California at Irvine, Jacob is delighted to be home again.  Some memorable roles include: Roy Cohn in Kushner’s Angels in America, Dromio of Syracuse in Chautauqua Institute’s production of The Comedy of Errors, and the titular role in Par Lagerkvist’s The Dwarf: a new work personally devised in partnership with Counter Balance Theatre. Some favorites from PSF: Octavius Caesar (Antony and Cleopatra), Rosencrantz (Hamlet), and Shawn Keogh (Playboy of the Western World). 

DUNCAN

(Crab, Two Gents) PSF debut. Coincidentally named for the character in Macbeth, Duncan would have been euthanized about a year ago if Kim Pike, a trainer for Great Companions and foster mother for rescued dogs," had not rescued and adopted him. He walks nicely on a lead, likes people, and can be very well behaved. Dadsmyangelpuppyrescue.com.

ELIZABETH ELLIOT

(Lighting Designer, Cinderella) has designed the children's show for PSF since 2008 and is thrilled to return again this year. Liz is the resident lighting designer at DeSales University. Some of her favorite designs include: Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Camelot, A Christmas Carol, Of Mice and Men, Anne of Green Gables,and Antigone. Her design work has been seen in New York City, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Utah. 

NICOLE ERB*

(Julia, Two Gents) PSF debut. Regional: Arden Theater, Lantern Theater, Theatre Out, Act II Playhouse. Recently: The Edge of Our Bodies with Matt Pfeifer (Theatre Exile) and The Crucible (Antaeus Theatre, where she is a member of A2). Film/TV: V/H/S, Big Time Rush, Non-Stop to Comic-Con. Education: Temple University (BA), University of California, Irvine (MFA). When home in LA, Nicole studies at BGB Studios (on-camera) and Upright Citizen Brigade (Advanced Studies- Improv). Thanks and love to Pfeif, PA Shakes, Mom, Mike, and Zach. www.nicoleerb.com

KATE L. FERDINANDI*

(Production Stage Manager, Fiddler) is thrilled to be a part of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for the first time. Previous projects have included Ocean State Theatre’s Legally Blonde, How To Succeed…, and The Sound of Music (ASM), Trinity Rep’s A Christmas Carol and Steel Magnolias (ASM), and Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s A Doll’s House, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Glass Menagerie (PSM).  Kate has worked as an Event/Stage Manager and Associate Tour Manager with the Performing Arts competition, StarQuest International. Thanks to Mom for the roots and wings!

SAM FLEMING

(Costume Designer, Fiddler) PSF: The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (both in 2012), South Pacific, Pride & Prejudice and Hamlet (2011).  Her designs have been seen at 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 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.

Audra Fryberger

(Ensemble/Daughter, Fiddler) is excited to join PSF for another great summer! She just received her BA in Musical Theatre and Dance from DSU. She was recently seen as the Wicked Witch in Act 3's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Credits include PSF's Oklahoma! and Act I's Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration and The Music Man. Special thanks to her mother who always believes in her. 

TRENT FUCCI

(Ross, Macbeth) is returning for his second season at PSF. He was last seen as Pistol in the 2010 Season's Merry Wives of Windsor. From Lexington, Kentucky, Trent earned an MFA in Classical Performance from the University of Central Florida/Orlando Shakespeare Theater and is now based in New York City. Full bio and resume at trentfucci.com. 

CASEY WILLIAM GALLAGHER

(Managing Director) began his professional theatre career at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in 1994.  Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development.  Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments.  During this time, PSF subscriptions have grown by 77%, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to over 170 actors, directors, designers, musicians, technicians, and administrators. Last year under Casey’s leadership the Festival hosted the 23rd annual Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) conference, and 122 managing, artistic and education directors from 27 states and 8 countries visited the region.

Casey was the STA treasurer for three years and has been proud to represent PSF at past STA conferences from Lennox, Mass., to Cedar City, Utah, to London, England. For five years Casey was the director of audience services at The People’s Light & Theatre Company, and while there, he managed a 20+ staff in box office, subscriptions, group sales, telemarketing, house management, souvenirs, and concessions for an eight-show season which played to 90% capacity with an annual attendance of 80,000 patrons.  Casey has also been a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre and has worked for Fringe Arts and 1812 Productions. He is a member of the PSF Board of Directors and has previously been a member of the board of directors for Civic Theatre of Allentown and People’s Light.  He looks forward to the future of PSF and its 2030 Vision.  All my love to David.  

DEANNA GIBSON*

(Maggie, Tenor; Lady Macduff, Witch/others, Macbeth). NYC: Monster (Pan Asian Repertory), Richard III (Secret Theatre), Ghosts (Metropolitan Playhouse), angel/buddy (Fringe Festival). Regional: The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest (Orlando Shakespeare); Boeing-Boeing, Collected Stories, Born Yesterday (Florida Repertory); The 39 Steps (Actors' Playhouse); Lady Windermere's Fan, Trying, Enchanted April (Asolo Repertory); The Gates of Gold (Bay Street Theatre). MFA from FSU/Asolo Conservatory.

SCOTT GREER*

(Launce, Two Gents). Scott is thrilled to be back at PSF, having last appeared here as Bottom in Midsummer… in 2009. A 20-year veteran of Philadelphia theatre, Scott has worked for the Arden, Walnut, Wilma, Peoples Light, 1812 and many more.  Regionally, he has worked for Actors Theatre of Louisville, Round House, and the Pearl Theatre in New York.  He has won four Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre including the prestigious F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist, and has appeared as a solo vocalist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Love always to Jen and Lily.

MATTHEW GIVEN

(Resident Sound Designer, Production Manager) This season marks Matthew’s 11th season as Resident Sound Designer for PSF. During that time Matthew had designed over forty productions; some of his notable PSF designs include: The Winter’s Tale, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, King Lear, Dracula, Hamlet (2011), Romeo & Juliet (2010), Sleeping Beauty and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Matthew has also designed for other regional theatre throughout the country; most recently The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Theatre Exile, The Centenary Stage Company, and Arcadia University. Matthew holds an MFA in sound design from Ohio University. Many thanks to my beautiful wife Katie, my family and my friends for all of your love and support.

ANDREW GOEBEL

(Murderer, Macbeth; S4K) is excited to be returning to PSF for another summer! He would like to thank his family for always supporting him and his friends for making the world a lot more fun. Past PSF credits: The Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Cord Elam in Oklahoma!, and Conrad in Much Ado About Nothing.

NIGEL GORE*

(Actor, Women of Will) played the title role in Macbeth and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream last summer at Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He received the Eliot Norton Award for outstanding actor for his portrayal of George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Publick Theatre in Boston. Credits include: Richard in Richard III at Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Squeers, Hawke in Nicholas Nickleby at Lyric Stage Boston (Eliot Norton outstanding actor nomination); Claudius in Hamlet at Prague Shakespeare Festival; Volumnia in Coriolanus at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, UK; Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra; Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night (both with Shakespeare & Co.). Film: Last Knights. TV: Brotherhood on Showtime. Mr. Gore is a founding member of AUREA, a performance ensemble whose mission is to explore the relationship between music and the spoken word. He is a published poet.

GORDON GRAY

(Mordcha, Fiddler) is happy to be returning for his eighth season with PSF. Favorite roles include Chase in 1776, Corin in As You Like It, and Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing. For the past two holiday seasons he has appeared as Santa in the National Tours of Elf the Musical. Formerly a Professor of theatre at Barnard College, he was assistant director to Athol Fugard on the original production of “Master Harold”… and the Boys, and is co-author with Isy Monk and director of the one woman show, We Ain’t What We Was.

RACHEL HAAGE*

(Assistant Stage Manager, Fiddler/Tenor/Macbeth) is thrilled to return to PSF for her fifth season. She graduated from DeSales in 2010 and her professional credits include PSF (selected favorites: The 39 Steps, The Tempest, Two Noble Kinsmen), Passage Theatre Company (True Story, Roundelay), Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental (Red Eye to Havre de Grace), and Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado). Many thanks to my family, friends and Aaron for all of your love and support.

ELEANOR HANDLEY*

(Diana, Tenor; Various, Macbeth) Previously at PSF: Maggie (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Beatrice (Much Ado about Nothing), Adriana (Comedy of Errors), Emilia (The Two Noble Kinsman). Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Eleanor moved to New York to complete her MFA at the New School for Drama. She has worked extensively with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, most recently as Regan (King Lear), Milady (Three Musketeers) and Cressida (Troilus and Cressida). Off-Broadway: Beth (Jericho), Ya-Ya (Limonade Tous les Jour, opposite Austin Pendleton). TV: Royal Pains, As the World Turns.

SHELDON HARNICK

(Lyricist, Fiddler) began his storied career as a professional violinist and writing words and music to comic songs in musical revues. Awards: 
Fiorello: Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, NY Drama Critics Circle Award. 
She Loves Me: Grammy Award. 
Fiddler on the Roof: Tony Award, NY Drama Critics Circle Award. The Merry Widow: Grammy Award.
The Johnny Mercer Award, presented by the Song Writers Hall of Fame.
Spirit of American Creativity Award, given by the Foundation for a Creative America.
Jewish Cultural Achievement Award. Marc Blitzstein Memorial Award for achievement in the creation of opera librettos. Mr. Harnick is a member of The Dramatists Guild and the Songwriters Guild of America.

ERIC T. HAUGEN

(Lighting Designer, Fiddler) In recent seasons Eric has designed the lighting for some of the more memorable PSF productions such as; Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, 1776, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, King Lear, Amadeus, and My Fair Lady, among others.  His theatrical lighting has been seen Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country.  Eric’s Orlando, Fl. based company, Luminous Design Studios, provides lighting designs for television, themed entertainment, and architectural projects worldwide.  www.LD-Studios.com. Special thanks to Susan, Alexandra, and Connor for your support.

JIM HELSINGER*

(Director, Tenor) Past directing credits at PSF include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Tempest, 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). Other directing: 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). He has acted at PSF in the roles of Lady Bracknell, Master Ford, Don Armado, Parolles, Bassanio, Malvolio (2x), Arnolphe, Dogberry and Bottom. He has performed Off-Broadway in The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Contrast; regionally in the title roles of Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet, Dracula, and Henry V; and in TV/Film in From the Earth to the Moon, Noah Knows Best, Mortal Kombat and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. As a playwright, his adaptation of Dracula: the Journal of Jonathan Harker was also produced by PSF. He is a past president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, and a member of National Theatre Conference, and the National New Play Network. He holds a BA from Miami University (Ohio) and an MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama Professional Actor Training Program.

 

Emily Humphreys

(The Girl, S4K) is thrilled to make her PSF debut! A senior theatre/education major, Emily was Dolly in Act 1’s You Never Can Tell. She hopes to teach high school English and theatre. Emily thanks her family and friends for their love and support, as well as everyone at PSF for this wonderful opportunity!

LYNNE INNERST

(Dialect coach, Tenor) joined the Theatre faculty at Temple University in 2006 and serves as the Head of the Graduate Acting Program. She is a Master Teacher and founding member of The Fitzmaurice Voice Group. Lynne works as an actress and coach in film, television, theatre, and voiceovers. Local credits include coaching for The Wilma, Theater Exile, The Lantern, Peoples Light, The Arden, Theater Horizon, and Act II theatre. She is delighted to add The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival to the list. She holds an MFA from The University of Southern California and a BFA from The University of New Mexico. She is a member of The Voice and Speech Teachers Association, Screen Actors Guild, and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Louis Jannuzzi III

(The Fiddler, Fiddler), a rising sophomore musical theatre major from Hillsborough, NJ, is thrilled to make his professional acting debut. Credits include Act 1’s The Music Man, Jay in Lost in Yonkers, and Peter Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank. He thanks his family, our amazing director, cast, crew, staff, and faculty. “My family is in my heart.”

MARLA JURGLANIS

(Costume Designer, Two Gents) Marla is pleased to return to PSF having designed costumes for Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Othello and three WillPower tours. As Resident Costume Designer for People’s Light & Theatre Company, Marla has designed more than 70 productions. Her designs have also been seen at Delaware Theatre Company, The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Alliance Theatre Company and George Street Playhouse.

ANNE KANENGEISER*

(Golde, Fiddler) PSF debut! Broadway: Kathleen/Mother US, Ragtime; Standby/Maureen McGovern, Little Women. National Tours: Mme Giry, The Phantom of the Opera; Mrs. Potts, Beauty and the Beast. NYC/Regional includes: The Most Happy Fella (Encores! City Center); Lady Macbeth, Emelia, and Gertrude, 11th Annual Will-A-Thon: Shakespeare’s Scenes with Richard Easton (Workshop Theater Co); Eleanor Roosevelt, Eleanor: An American Love Story, Helen Hayes Award (Ford’s Theatre D.C.); Fosca, Passion, HelenHayes Award (Signature Theatre, D.C.); Nettie, Carousel (Goodspeed);Lili, Kiss Me Kate (Maine State); Beggarwoman, Sweeney Todd; Anna, The King and I. TV: Law & Order; Guiding Light. Much gratitude to Harden-Curtis and Charles E.! Proud Equity Member.

MATT KLECKER

(Fyedka, Fiddler) a recent DSU graduate, could not think of a better company to launch his professional career with than PSF. This is his third season with the Festival and he hopes to return for many more. Matt thanks Dennis Razze for affording him every opportunity, his family for their constant support, and all PSF patrons for their continued support of the arts.

Brett Lawlor

(Young Company; Troll, Cinderella; Ensemble, Two Gents) a recent DSU graduate is thrilled to make his PSF debut! Brett would like to thank his friends and family for their endless love and support in his every endeavor. Isaiah 40:31  

Anthony Lawton*

(Bellhop, Tenor; Actor/Playwright, The Great Divorce) has worked as a professional actor for 22 years. Favorite roles include Feste in Twelfth Night (twice at PSF, once at Lantern), George in Of Mice and Men (Walnut St.), Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (Arden); man in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1812 Productions), Coleman in Lonesome West (Lantern), and Stephano in The Tempest (PSF). Since 1998, he has produced solo and small-cast works under the rubric of The Mirror Theatre Company, the mission statement of which is "Spiritual Theatre for a Specular Audience." These works include Lewis' The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters, and Lawton's autobiographical play, Heresy. www.anthonylawtonactor.com.

ANNE LEWIS*

(Director, Cinderella) is happy to return to PSF where she was last seen as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! A member of the DeSales theatre faculty, Anne directed the Act I productions of Death of a Salesman and Of Mice and Men; both were cited by the Morning Call as the number one production in the Lehigh Valley the year they were produced.  Some of Anne's film work includes Monica Bates in Tenure and the Dance Instructor in Girl Interrupted.  She has also played rolls in TV's Do No Harm and Political Animals. Anne Also directed Shakespeare: A Political Subversive for the International Institute for Culture in Philadelphia and served as the director for the Summer Theatre Institute for DeSales University.

 

LARRY LIPKIS

(Music Director, On the Green; The Baltimore Consort) is Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College. He also directs the early music ensembles and teaches composition.  Larry performs and records with the Baltimore Consort, an internationally acclaimed early music ensemble specializing in popular music of Shakespeare’s time.  A prolific composer, Larry has written several concertos based on characters from the Commedia dell’Arte, which have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Houston Symphony, as well as incidental music to several Shakespeare plays.

KEN LUDWIG

(Playwright, Tenor) is an internationally-acclaimed playwright whose work has been performed in more than 30 countries and in over 20 languages. He has had six shows on Broadway and six in the West End. Lend Me A Tenor won two Tony Awards and was nominated for seven.  Other awards include two Laurence Olivier Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, and the Edgar Award.  His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company among others.  He has written over 20 plays including Crazy For You (5 years on Broadway, Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo, Leading Ladies, The Game’s Afoot and The Fox on the Fairway and they have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook, Tony Shalhoub, Joan Collins, and Kristin Bell.  His book How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare was published in June 2013 by Random House. www.kenludwig.com

Mark Marano

(Young Company; Stepmother, Cinderella; Ensemble, Fiddler; Ensemble, Macbeth) is excited to take his first step into a much larger post-college world with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival! Special thanks to all his friends and family, onstage and off, for their love and support over these past four years and for the years to come!

PATTI MARIANO*

(Yenta, Fiddler) has been performing since the age of 8. Her first Broadway show was The Music Man with Robert Preston and Barbara Cook.  Other Broadway:  Bye Bye Birdie, Sail Away, I Had A Ball, George M!, Godspell, American Dance Machine, Rags, The Full Monty, and the revival of 42nd Street (Helen Hayes Award for the national tour). Regional:  leading roles in over 60 plays and musicals. Patti has appeared on TV and in films and has extensive credits as a choreographer.

BRIAN McCANN

(Antonia/Eglamour/Host, Two Gents) Brian is delighted to be working for PSF for the first time. He was recently seen in Mary Stuart with Philadelphia Artist Collective where he also played in The Duchess of Malfi. Brian has worked at the Walnut Street Theater, Theatre Exile, The Lantern, Azuka Theater and 1812 Productions to name a few.

Dane McMichael

(Young Company; Chipmunk, Cinderella; Dancer, Fiddler; Fleance, Macbeth) PSF debut. Regional: Over the Tavern (Rudy), Montgomery Theater. DeSales University: The Diary of Anne Frank, The Music Man. TV: Ugly Betty, Blue Bloods, Whitest Kids You Know. Recipient of Bucks County Playhouse’s 2013 Theatre FestivalAdjudicators’ Award for Excellence. Dane thanks his family, the faculty of PSF and DSU, J. Bedford, TQ, his friends, YOU, and God.

Hal Miers

(Dancer, Fiddler) recently received BA in Musical Theater from DSU. A proud member of both the SAG-Aftra unions, Hal has worked professionally for many years, most recently as a character performer in DisneyWorld. Favorite roles at DeSales: Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities, Rothschild in …Ebenezer Scrooge, Dussell in The Diary of Anne Frank, Tommy in The Music Man and dancer in Chicago. Thanks to Dennis, Patrick and Stephen for this great opportunity. 

Nicole Moyer

(Assistant Box Office Manager, PSF) recently received her Liberal Studies degree from DSU and is excited to be working as the Assistant Box Office Manager for her fourth season with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

PATRICK MULCAHY

(Producing Artistic Director, PSF; Director, Macbeth) Since assuming leadership in 2003, 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 60% 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. 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 MFA from Syracuse University.

 

Will Neuert

(Set Designer, Fiddler) grew up in Northeastern New Jersey where his parents’ love of art and theatre kindled his own interests. He has created the scenic designs for all DeSales University Act 1 productions for the past 22 years. He is a founding artist and board of director’s member of PSF. He served as the Festival’s resident designer for its first ten years and designed last designed South Pacific for PSF three seasons ago. He has worked at the North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Peninsula Players, St. Michael’s Playhouse, University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, and Walt Disney Imagineering. He holds a B.A. from St. Michael’s College and an MFA from The Ohio State University.

STACY RENEE NORWOOD*

(Stage Manager, Tenor/Macbeth) Fourth Season. Stacy is thrilled to return to the main stage for the REP this year. She is a proud Actors’ Equity Association member. Previous shows include: The Importance of Being Earnest, Measure for Measure, The Tempest and Comedy of Errors at PSF. She spends the rest of her year in Florida, Stage Managing at Orlando Shakes. She loves and misses her mother, father and Mike, but the Pennsylvania Shakespeare family and experience makes it worthwhile.

SUZANNE O'DONNELL*

(Maria, Tenor; Witch/others, Macbeth) is thrilled to return to PSF where her credits include Juliet (in the inaugural season), Hermia, Viola, Lady Macduff, Phoebe, Nerissa, Agnes, Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and most recently Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure and Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest. Other regional credits include The Arden Theatre (Dancing at Lughnasa, Romeo and Juliet), The Folger Theatre (Arcadia, The Comedy of Errors) and 1812 Productions (Boston Marriage). She makes her home in Orlando, FL with husband, Jim Helsinger, daughter Rose and son James. Recent Orlando Shakespeare Theatre credits: Sara in The Cortez Method (world premiere), Lana Sherwood in It's a Wonderful Life and Elizabeth in Pluto (NNPN rolling world premiere).Suzanne is a proud graduate of DeSales University.

PERRY OJEDA*

(Tito, Tenor; Macduff, Macbeth) Broadway: On The TownBlood Brothers Imaginary Friends. London’s West End: Dolly West’s Kitchen. Off-Broadway: Die, Mommie, Die!, Babes In Arms (City Center ENCORES!).  He has performed in several national tours and at dozens of regional theaters including The Old Globe, Goodspeed Opera House, San Jose Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Arena Stage, Pittsburgh CLO, St. Louis MUNI, Geva Theater and most recently as El Gallo in The Fantasticks (for which he received a Best Lead Performance nomination from LA Drama Critics Circle) and Signor Naccarelli in Light in the Piazza both at South Coast Rep. TV/film: Imagination MoversDesperate HousewivesEli Stone, Days Of Our Lives, One Life To Live, All My Children, Guiding Light, The Day Lincoln Was Shot for TNT, Earthfall for SyFy Networkand the award winning short film Pride.  Training: Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan Musical Theater Program. He is a long time voice student of Ira Siff.  Perry lives in Los Angeles, California. www.PerryOjeda.com.

TINA PACKER

(Actor/Playwright, Women of Will) is the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. She has directed most of Shakespeare’s plays, acted in seven of them, and taught the whole canon at 30+ colleges, including Harvard, M.I.T. and NYU. At Columbia, she taught in the MBA program, resulting in the publication of Power Plays: Shakespeare’s Lessons in Leadership and Management. For Scholastic, she wrote Tales from Shakespeare. She began her career in England, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is the recipient of 20+ awards, honors and fellowships, including the Ronson Award and Guggenheim and Bunting Fellowships. She is the subject of the WGBH documentary “Sex, Violence and Poetry: A Portrait of Tina Packer,” and Helen Epstein’s biography “The Companies She Keeps.”

Matt Pfeiffer

(Director, Two Gents; Prologues) Matt is a Philly born actor and director who serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Exile. He’s thrilled to be back for his 17th season at PSF! PSF credits include directing The 39 Steps, The Complete Works Abridged, and Dracula. Other credits; Arden Theatre, Two River Theatre, Walnut St. Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co, Lantern Theatre, Theatre Horizon, and InterAct Theatre. Matt is a seven-time Barrymore nominee, recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award and a proud member of SDC and AEA. Love to Kim.

MARIA PFENDER

(Young Company; Trivia, Cinderella; Ensemble, Fiddler) a graduating senior from Glenside, PA, is excited to be part of the Shakespeare Festival. Act 1: I Love a Piano; Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration! (Maria), The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Aunt Em), and most recently, The Music Man (Marian Paroo). Love to family and friends.

BOB PHILLIPS

(Scenic Designer, Tenor/Macbeth) has designed more than 40 shows for PSF over the past 20 years: some favorites include The Tempest, Winter’s Tale, Around the World in 80 Days, School for Wives and Sleuth, as well as last season’s rep shows The Importance of Being Earnest and Measure for Measure. Bob is Resident Designer for Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Centenary Stage Company.  He designs often for Florida Studio Theatre, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Alpine Theatre Project, 1812 Productions and the Arden Theatre. Bob’s television designs include Another World, Search for Tomorrow, Encyclopedia and Sesame Street where he is currently Production Designer. Bob has received the Villager, Madison, Outer Critics Circle and Lillie Stoates awards for his stage designs, and six Emmys for his television work.

JONATHAN RAVIV*

(Perchik, Fiddler) is thrilled to be making his PSF debut. New York: The Ragged Claws (Cherry Lane Theatre); Lies My Father Told Me (National Yiddish Theatre); My Name Is Asher Lev (Westside Theatre); The Persians (Waterwell); Hello My Name Is… (Theatre Row). Regional: Oklahoma! (Portland Center Stage); Homebody/Kabul (Curious Theater); Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights (Berkeley Rep.); The Light In The Piazza (Arena Stage, Weston Playhouse and The Goodman Theater); The Chosen (Writers’ Theatre); Lady Madeline (Steppenwolf Theatre). TV: The Blacklist, Zero Hour and Pan Am. Jonathan would like to thank his family and Anthony for their love and support. 

DENNIS RAZZE

(Director, Fiddler; Associate Artistic Director) is the chairman of the theatre department of DeSales University where he has been a faculty member for the last 30 years. He is also a founding member of PSF. Last summer, he directed PSF’s production of Oklahoma!  He has directed many of PSF’s acclaimed productions including Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, 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.

 

Kevin Riddagh

(Young Company; Prince, Cinderella; Dancer, Fiddler; Donalbain/Young Siward, Macbeth) is a DSU recent graduate who was recently seen as Harold Hill in Act 1's The Music Man. A fun summer full of shows is everything Kevin has wanted. He thanks the DeSales and PSF family and his friends and family for their unyielding support. Seeking representation.

HUNTER RINGSMITH

(Motel, Fiddler) PSF debut! Credits: Macbeth in Macbeth and Antonio u/s in Twelfth Night at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Dick/Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at The Dallas Theatre Center; and Nels in I Remember Mama at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. BFA: Southern Methodist University, where he performed in The Rimers of Eldritch, Othello, Mercury Fur, and This Beautiful City. Thanks to friends and family for their love and light! 

ZACK ROBIDAS

(Proteus, Two Gents) PSF: The Importance of Being Earnest, Measure for Measure, Much Ado, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV Part 1, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merchant of Venice. He has also worked on multiple productions with The Orlando Shakespeare Theater and NYC's Flux Theatre Ensemble. Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Arbitrage, It’s Complicated, Tooth and Nail, and The Golden Scallop. TV: Blue Blood, 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. He dedicates his performance to the loving memories of Paul, Phyllis and Michael Robidas.

EMILY C. ROLSTON*

(Assistant Stage Manager, Two Gents): PSF: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Much Ado About Nothing, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WillPower Tour). Recent: Charlotte’s Web National Tour (TheatreworksUSA), Scapin and World Goes Round (Lake Dillon Theatre Company). Other credits include The Pearl Theatre Company, White Plains Performing Arts Center, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Emily is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Ashleen Rowan

(Young Company; Inconsequentia, Cinderella; Lucetta/Ensemble, Two Gents) is a recent DSU graduate thrilled to be taking part in her first summer at PSF! Act 1: Mrs. Squires in The Music Man, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Lost in Yonkers, and A Tale of Two Cities. Many thanks to her parents for their unwavering love and support, the Goon Squad, and Piotrús. Enjoy!

DAVE SCHEFFLER

(Constable, Fiddler; Murderer/Siward/Ensemble, Macbeth) returns to PSF for a sixth consecutive season. Dave appeared in last season's Oklahoma! and, previously, in King John, South Pacific, The Playboy of the Western World and 1776. Recently, at Centenary Stage Company, he sang Marley's Ghost in A Christmas Carol: The Musical and was Doctor McSharry in The Cripple of Inishmaan.

CATHERINE SCHEIDEL

(Shprintze, Fiddler) a 5th grader from St. Michael the Archangel, was last seen as Gracie Shinn in Act 1’sThe Music Man and as young Cosette in Les Miserables with Notre Dame Summer Theatre. Catherine thanks the directors and her family for their support.

MARY FRANCES SCHEIDEL

(Bielke, Fiddler) a 6th grader from St. Michael the Archangel, has appeared in her school productions of Mulan Jr. and Annie Jr. Mary Frances thanks her family, especially her mom and dad, for supporting her in everything she does.

Fr. Gerard Schubert, OSFS

(Founder) is the founding chairperson of DeSales' Theater and Speech Department In 1969 and founder and Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in 1991. Fr. Schubert was instrumental in creating a vibrant Performing Arts arm of the liberal arts curriculum at DeSales University. With his guidance, the department developed majors in Dance and TV Film and has grown to more than 300 majors in Theatre, TV Film and Dance. In PSF, he created a nationally recognized theater festival of high professional standards, attracting renowned artists from around the country. The Festival has grown to incorporate a season of seven plays and an audience base of 30,000 each summer. The Festival takes an annual tour of Shakespeare to middle and high schools throughout Pennsylvania. He has increased the exposure of the Shakespeare and other classics throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

MARNIE SCHULENBURG*

(Sylvia, Two Gents) NY/Regional: How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage), South Pacific, (PSF), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (On the Square), The Yellow Wood (NYMF dir. B.D Wong), Hearts like Fists, The Angel Eaters, and Pretty Theft (Flux Theatre Ensemble). TV/Film: Alison Stewart on As The World Turns, Young & The Restless, Jo Sullivan on One Life To Live. Guest star and recurring roles: Royal Pains, Alpha House, Army Wives, Canterbury’s Law, and Fringe. Marnie can be seen in films such as Made for Each Other, Penny Dreadful, and The Golden Scallop. I am so grateful to be with my PSF family again and to share the stage with my favorite actor in the world, my husband Zack. Thanks to my team at TGE, Innovative Artists, my amazing family, and to Patrick and Pfeif for the opportunity.

Kyle Schumaker

(Dancer, Fiddler) PSF debut. A rising sophomore musical theatre major at DSU, he was last seen in ACT I's The Music Man. He is excited to be a part of Fiddler On The Roof. He thanks Dennis, Stephen, Nate, and the cast and crew for such a great experience.

LEAH SCOFIELD

(Hodel, Fiddler) is a proud DeSales graduate and is excited to be back with PSF. PSF: Oklahoma!, The Tempest, Snow White, and King John. Regional: Cinderella: A Musical Panto (People’s Light and Theatre), The King and I (North Carolina Theatre Company), and A Christmas Carol (Theatre in the Park). She currently lives with her husband in Seattle. She thanks her family, Ian, and God for His constant blessings and guidance. Joshua 1:9.

ERIN SHEFFIELD

(Playwright, S4K) Directing at PSF: Pride and Prejudice, Snow White, and over 20 assorted children’s shows, WillPower Tours and Green Shows. Erin has taught at DeSales and directed for Act 1. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Favorite roles: Viola in Twelfth Night at PSF, Anne of Green Gables (Barrymore nomination) People’s Light and Theatre Company. MFA: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House, BA: DeSales University. Erin lives in Los Angeles with her husband Bryan, son Alden, and their PBGV, Bobby.

GABRIELLA SLAK

(Macduff's daughter) is a rising 5th grader at St. Thomas More. An avid tap dancer, she also studies ballet at Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy and has performed in The Nutcracker at Miller Symphony Hall the past two seasons. Thank you Mr. Mulcahy. Special thanks and love to her sister Alena.

DAVID. A. SMITH

(Nachum the Beggar/Clarinet Player/Ensemble, Fiddler) is happy to be back at PSF after performing in Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), Playboy of the Western World (Philly) and 1776 (McNair). Tours: Anything Goes (Purser) starring Gloria Loring for Circa ’21 along with 42nd Street (Bert Barry) & LaMancha (Sancho) for Rockwell Productions. Locally: Rocky Horror (Narrator), Titanic (Etches), Seussical (Mayor) & Christmas Carol  ‘04 (Scrooge) for Civic Theatre and 19 summers with Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

LUIGI SOTTILE*

(Valentine, Two Gents) is thrilled to be making his PSF debut. Favorite projects include: Buena Vista (Noah - Steppenwolf), Three Sisters (Andre - Arden Theatre), Angels in America (Joe - Wilma Theater), (28) In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play (Leo - Wilma Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Fred - Milwaukee Rep), An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring - Walnut Street Theatre), Seminar (Douglas - Philadelphia Theatre Company). (58) Up next: The Cherry Orchard (Yasha - People's Light & Theatre). Thanks to Matt, Patrick, and love to my family.

Amanda Marie Steckerl

(Grandma Tzeitel/Ensemble, Fiddler) is thrilled to make her professional debut with PSF.  A recent DSU Musical Theatre graduate, Amanda recently appeared in The Music Man and worked with the 2014 theatre class on their Act 3 production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Thanks to Dennis Razze for this opportunity and to Mom, Dad and Sarabeth for their love and support.

JOSEPH STEIN

(Libretto, Fiddler) began his career as part of a noted group of writers for television’s Your Show of Shows and The Sid Caesar Show. His first work for the theatre was as co-author of Plain and Fancy, the hit musical about a pair of sophisticated New Yorkers living among the Amish in Pennsylvania. He wrote librettos for Take Me Along, based on Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness; Juno, with score by Marc Blitzstein; Fiddler on the Roof (winning the Tony and Drama Critics' Circle awards) and Zorba, with score by Kander and Ebb. Other works include King of Hearts, Irene, Rags (Tony nomination), and The Baker's Wife, which was produced in London and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award. Mr. Stein also wrote the screenplays for Enter Laughing and Fiddler on the Roof.

SUSAN RILEY STEVENS*

(Julia, Tenor; Lady Macbeth, Macbeth) Seventh season at PSF! Last summer she played Katherine in King Henry VIII, and previously was seen in King John, Hamlet, Pride & Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Othello.  In the fall, she played Jenny Jones in the world premiere of Jon Jory’s adaptation of Tom Jones at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Other recent credits:  God Of Carnage, Fallen Angels, A Streetcar Named Desire, Walnut Street Theatre, It’s My Party; The Women And Comedy Project, This Is The Week That Is, 1812 Productions, Bad Dates, Act 2 Playhouse, (Barrymore Award). Regional: Arden Theatre, Peterborough Players, Bristol Riverside, Dallas Theatre Center, People's Light, Portland Stage Co, Asolo Rep. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

STEVEN TENEYCK

(Lighting Designer, Two Gents) Design work has been seen both nationally and internationally. Companies include Tacoma Opera, Madison 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 MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle and is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. 

LUISA ANN TORRES*

(Stage Manager) Luisa is thrilled to be making her PSF debut.  She received a MFA in Stage Management from The University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival Master’s program.  Regional theatre credits include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Uptown Players), Pericles (Southwest Shakespeare Festival), The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston), The Furniture of Home, Dr. Faustus, The Illusion (Alabama Shakespeare Festival).  Luisa is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

WAYNE S. TURNEY*

(Young Company Text Coach) is a professor on the Theatre faculty at DeSales, where he recently directed The Diary of Anne Frank. He also tours the country in his Solo Performance of The Gospel According to Saint Mark. A PSF regular, Turney arrived in 2005 to perform the title character in Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid and stayed on to play myriad old men, most recently Escalus in Measure for Measure and Chasuble in The Importance of being Earnest. Credits include 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.

SAMINA VIETH

(Set Designer, Cinderella/Two Gents) is excited to be designing for PSF after last season's The 39 Steps and Beauty and the Beast. She is a freelance scenic and props designer working in the Washington D.C. area. Recent scenic designs include: Theatre Horizon: The 39 Steps; Quotidian Theatre: A Walk in the Woods; American University: The Rocky Horror Show, Inherit the Wind; Barter Theater: Women Beware Women, Age of Arousal, Wooden Snowflakes; Keegan Theater: Laughter on the 23rd Floor. MFA in Scenic Design from Florida State University. She has also worked as a prop stylist. Thanks to Patrick and Matt for the opportunity and support. Love to Micah. www.saminavieth.com.

JOE VINCENT*

(Tevye, Fiddler) Mr. Vincent is thrilled to be returning to Center Valley! His career includes a combined 32 years at the Oregon, California, Old Globe, Alabama, Utah, Orlando and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals.  He has appeared in 33 of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, and in more than 40 major Musical Theatre roles including Tevye, Don Quixote, Sweeney Todd, Emile DeBecque, and Daddy Warbucks. He’s acted 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.

Jonathan Wallace

(Young Company; Mouse, Cinderella; Avram/Dancer/Ensemble, Fiddler; Messenger, Macbeth)is ready to take on his second year in the PSF Young Company! Last year he appeared as Belinda’s Father in Beauty and the Beast, as well as in Henry VIII. He would like to thank everyone who has supported his dreams, no matter the cost; especially his family: I Love you!

CARL N. WALLNAU*

(Saunders, Tenor; Duncan, Macbeth) is pleased to return to PSF. Favorite past roles here include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Andrew Wyke in Sleuth, Senex in Forum and Sir Francis in Charlie’s Aunt.  Recent parts include Val in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Bristol Riverside, Sydney Bruel in Deathtrap at Centenary Stage Company  (CSC) and The Baron in Storyville, nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Musical at the York Theatre. He is currently Artistic Director at CSC, 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. He has directed more than 60 productions including the critically acclaimed The English Bride, which recently had its NY premiere at 59e59. He received his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and his married to his favorite actress Colleen Smith Wallnau.

THOM WEAVER

(Lighting Designer, Tenor/Macbeth) PSF: Measure for Measure, Importance of Being Earnest, 39 Steps, Much Ado, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tempest, Comedy of Errors, Playboy of the Western World, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Complete Works. Designs in the area: Wilma, Arden, 1812, Azuka, People’s Light, DTC, Headlong, Walnut, PTC, Theatre Exile, Curtis Opera, Kimmel Center, Lantern, and Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he is Artistic Director.  Other theatre credits: Teller’s Play Dead, Cal Shakes, Children’s Theatre Company, Milwaukee Rep, 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. 2 Barrymore Awards (14 nominations), 3 Helen Hayes nominations, and the 2007 AUDELCO Award for King Hedley II, Signature Theatre.  He is a member of Wingspace Design Group.  Education:  Carnegie Mellon and Yale. 

LISA ZINNI

(Costume Designer, Macbeth) Lisa has designed at PSF for many seasons, favorites include: Sweeney Todd, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Antony and Cleopatra.Also: How to Succeed in Business, Grease (Walnut Street Theatre) Lizzie (TUTS  Houston TX.) Titus Andronicus, King Lear (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre). Venues include Off Broadway, Roundabout Underground, The Arden Theatre Co, Two River Theatre, People’s Light, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, The Cape Playhouse MA, Bristol Riverside, Syracuse Stage, KEF Company NYC, commercials, film and web. Costume Designer for the hit web series “Submissions Only,” airing on Broadwayworld.com. Lisa was the Associate Costume Designer for the Broadway, National Tours and International companies of both Rent and Hair. LisaZinni.com

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Show Abbreviations
Fiddler = Fiddler on the Roof
Two Gents = The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Tenor = Lend Me A Tenor
S4K = Shakespeare for Kids
* indicates member of Actors' Equity