May 21 - June 8, 2014
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(Ensemble, u/s Phyllis Dale)
STEPHANIE BROOKS hails from Arizona and holds a BFA in Dance and minor in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona. Recent Credits: White Christmas (Surflight), Chicago (RCCL), My Fair Lady (St. Jeans Players), Apassionata (National Tour). Stephanie is a teaching artist with Broadway Dance Center, Westside YMCA, Ballet Academy East, and Project Dance. She is the Co-Founder of Alma NYC. Big thanks to her loving family and MSA Agency. stephaniebrooks.org.
Originally from Ft. Worth, TX, Hayden is thrilled to be making his Gateway debut! Hayden is a recent graduate from Otterbein University in Columbus, OH with a BFA in Musical Theatre with a Dance Concentration. Regional: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Lyric Stage, Music Theatre of Wichita, Casa Manana. He would like to thank Randy, Mary, Drew and everyone at Gateway for this wonderful opportunity! Love to his incredible family, friends, teachers and Harris. Enjoy the show!
|ELISH CONLON (Lorraine, u/s Dorothy Brock)
ELISH CONLON is excited to be back at Gateway Playhouse for her Who’s Who second time. Regional: Ragtime and White Christmas at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie at Ogunquit Playhouse, White Christmas at Gateway Playhouse, 42nd Street and Anything Goes at Merry Go Round Playhouse, West Side Story at New Candlelight Dinner Theatre and Crazy for You at Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company. Other favorite shows include: Sweet Charity and Sideshow.
|TRICIA DESARIO (Ensemble)
TRICIA DESARIO is thrilled to be a part of the Gateway Playhouse production of 42nd Street! A member of the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, she recently performed at The Cutting Room with Andrew J Nemr and Friends. She earned her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Geneseo and is also a certified Pilates Instructor. Tricia wishes to thank her fiancé, Anthony, for loving and supporting her to chase her dreams.
|ROBB GIBBS (Ensemble)
ROBB GIBBS is thrilled to be making his Gateway Playhouse debut. Robb has been seen in Off- Broadway’s Living In a Musical as Billy. He has also been seen around the country and in Canada in productions of George M!, Singin’ In the Rain, Hello, Dolly!, How to Succeed..., Chicago, A Fireside Christmas, Rocket Man, Jersey Nights, as well as two dance companies in NYC.Thanks to Mom, Kay, and Ms. Suzanne for your support and love. All my love and devotion to Joey.
|PATRICK HEFFERNAN (Ensemble, u/s Pat Denning)
PATRICK HEFFERNAN is a Wagner College alum. Nat’l tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik). Regional: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Surflight Theatre, Mac-Haydn and the Arundel Barn Theatre. A southern California native, Patrick now resides in NYC where he is a member of the work/study program at Steps on Broadway and an active yoga enthusiast! Much love and gratitude to teachers, friends and family.
|ALICIA HEMANN (Ensemble)
ALICIA HEMANN, originally from St. Louis, MO is excited to return to The Gateway Playhouse in 42nd Street. Other credits include: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Gateway, Westchester Broadway Theatre), Singin’ In The Rain (u/s Girl in Green), and Tokyo Disney Resort. A big thank you to Randy, Mary, & the Gateway Family. Much love to Mom, Dad, Garrett and the rest of her family and friends for their continual love and support!
|DREW HUMPHREY (Billy Lawlor)
Drew Humphrey is thrilled to return to The Gateway Playhouse, last seen here in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels! Broadway: White Christmas (Cast Recording); New York/Tours: Of Thee I Sing (Encores!), 42nd Street (1st Natl.); Regional: Crazy for You (Bobby Child), Singin’ In The Rain (Cosmo), Cats (Skimbleshanks), The Music Man (Tommy Djilas), West Side Story (Snowboy). Drew also had the honor to perform at the Kennedy Center for Ted Kennedy and President Obama. Thanks to his wonderful friends and family for their overwhelming support!
|MEGAN KELLEY (Ensemble, u/s Peggy Sawyer)
MEGAN KELLEY is excited to be back at Gateway performing in her favorite show, 42nd Street! Credits: Tour; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Ensemble). Regional; Gateway Playhouse: Singin’ in the Rain (Girl in Green); Infinity Theatre Company: Dames At Sea (Ruby), The Engeman Theatre: 42nd Street (Ensemble, u/s Peggy Sawyer), Paper Mill Playhouse: White Christmas (Ensemble), Merry- Go-Round Playhouse: Anything Goes (Angel-Purity) and 42nd Street (Diane), Musicals At Richter: 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer).
|KATHRYN KENDALL (Maggie Jones)
KATHRYN KENDALL was recently seen at the Engeman Theatre as Martha in White Christmas. NY/National Tours: 42nd Street Revival (Maggie/Dorothy), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Hildy, Mazeppa, Mr. Monotony Singer), Nunsense 25th Anniversary Tour (Robert Anne), White Christmas (Mrs. Snoring Man), Merman (Lincoln Center), George White Scandals (Town Hall), Forbidden Broadway, Showboat (Ellie), Anything Goes (Reno), Fiorello (Mitzi). Regional favorites: Hello Dolly (Dolly), Mame (Mame), Gypsy (Rose), Mack and Mabel (Lottie), supervised by Jerry Herman. Television credits include recurring roles on The Edge of Night and Loving. Ms. Kendall is also a busy voiceover recording artist. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory.
|MATTHEW J. KILGORE (Ensemble, u/s Billy Lawlor)
MATTHEW J. KILGORE is thrilled to return to Gateway! Gateway: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Broadway: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Off-Broadway: Pipe Dream (asst. chor.) No, No, Nanette. Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph..., Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street. Film/TV: Smash, The Big Gay Musical. Thanks to Randy, Mary, and the team at Bloc NYC. Thank you for supporting live theater! Proud AEA member since 2001! www.matthewkilgore.net
|CATHERINE LEFRERE (Dorothy Brock)
Most recently seen in the world premiere of Admit One at NJ Rep and Unlock’d at The Duke on 42nd. Film: The upcoming feature Maybe There’s a Tree. TV: Running Wilde (FOX). NY Theater(selected): The Empress of Sex, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, The Judy Holliday Story, The Green Knight (Planet Connections Award, Best Featured Actress). Regional (selected): For Worse (NY Stage and Film Festival), As You Like It and The Boys From Syracuse (Shakespeare Theatre of DC), and NOIR (Broadway World Nomination, Best Actress). Graduate of Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf. For my grandmother.
|RYAN PATRICK LINGLE (Ensemble)
is thrilled to be back at the Gateway Playhouse after last summer’s Singin’ In The Rain. Recent credits include the national tour of Elf! The Musical, Kiss Me Kate and Guys and Dolls at Westchester Broadway Theater, and Singin’ In The Rain with the Fulton Theatre and the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre. BFA music theatre from Florida State University. Thank you Michael, Paul, Randy, and Mary as well as my family for their endless love and support.
|STEVE LUKER (Bert)
STEVE LUKER happily returns to Gateway for his 8th production! He has appeared in over 100 legit shows including Broadway (42nd Street), Tours (Footloose, 42nd Street), Radio City (Christmas Spectacular), Off Broadway (The P Monologues), and many Regional Theatres (Goodspeed, Bristol Riverside, Vero Beach Riverside, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Theatre By the Sea, New Harmony Theatre, Mill Mountain Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre, Nutmeg Summer Theatre, the Engeman Theatre, The Entertainer Dinner Theatre, The Host Coral Dinner Theatre, Mt. Gretna Theatre, etc.), plus Cruise Ships, Las Vegas and other Club Revues. Numerous TV commercials and voice overs plus appearances on TV shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order, Cosby, Hope and Faith, As The World Turns, One Life To Live, and more.
|SETH LERNER (Abner Dillon)
SETH LERNER is happily making his Gateway debut. World premier cast member of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble/ Quasimodo) directed by James Lapine, Original German cast member of Titanic (George Widener), Original Berlin cast member of Cameron Mackintosh’s classic production of Les Miserable (Courfeyrac/Jean Valjean), North American tour of Cats (Old Deuteronomy), JCS (Annas and Simon), White Christmas (Snoring Man/Ezekiel), and Fiddler on the Roof (Motel). www.sethlerner.com.Thanks to Randy Skinner. For the Folks.
|VANESSA MITCHELL (Ensemble)
VANESSA MITCHELL is thrilled to be making her Gateway Playhouse debut. She is a recent graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has been performing most of her life. As a member of the Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede for 10 years she performed in live theatrical shows, televised events, and celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. She thanks friends and family for their incredible support!
|SHANNON O’BRYAN (Silly Girl, Ensemble)
SHANNON O’BRYAN (Peggy Sawyer) is thrilled to be here with this incredibly light and bright Gateway family and performing in one of her all-time favorite shows. Broadway credits include: White Christmas and 42nd Street. City Center’s Encores Series: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Pipe Dream, Follies, Face the Music, and Of Thee I Sing. Some of her other favorite credits include: Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street); Judy Haynes (White Christmas); Sandy Dumbrowski (Grease); Dainty June (Gypsy); Leslie Caron/Mimi (An American in Paris); Peter Pan (Peter Pan); etc. Special Thanks to Randy, Mary and Drew, our amazing cast and crew & all of my beautiful family and friends. God bless and Jai Guru Deva. Learn to meditate on Long Island with Shannon: www.sundarameditation.com
|SEAN PATRICK QUINN (Ensemble)
SEAN PATRICK QUINN is thrilled to return to the Gateway for his fourth show! This past winter he had the privilege of working with Randy and Mary in White Christmas at Westchester Broadway. Favorite credits include the International tour of Cinderella with Lea Salonga, national tour of Dirty Rotten Scroundrels, Don Lockwood in Singin’ In The Rain, and Sugar Babies with Beth Leavel. Many thanks to Randy, Mary and the Gateway for welcoming him back. To his Greek, S’agapo.
|JAMES LLOYD REYNOLDS (Julian Marsh)
New York credits include On The Mountain at Playwrights Horizons, Mickey Mouse is Dead at 59E59th, and Beautiful Province at New York Theatre Workshop. Regional Credits include These Paper Bullets (Yale Rep), To Kill A Mockingbird (Weston Playhouse), Mame and 42nd Street (Goodspeed Opera), The Miracle Worker (Syracuse Stage), No Wake, A Man For All Seasons, and Love! Valour! Compassion! (Berkshire Theater Festival), Dirty Business (Florida Stage), The Overwhelming (Hangar Theatre), The Misanthrope (New Repertory Theatre), The Muckle Man (Pittsburgh City Theatre) and Antony and Cleopatra (Hudson Valley Shakespeare). Film and Television include Deception, Person of Interest, White Collar, In Treatment, Law and Order SVU, and The Good Shepherd. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
|ANDY REDEKER (Pat Denning)
Andy is the proud holder of a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University School of Music. He is thrilled to be back at Gateway after spending last year’s holiday season as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. He has been a studio singer for The Disney Company, Warner Music Publishing and has been a host/emcee for countless live events including The Tribeca Film Festival in New York and Doha, Qatar. As an Actor/Singer, he has been in: Les Miserable (Marius, Nat’l Tour); Big! (Josh u/s, Nat’l Tour); Titanic (Swing, Nat’l Tour); The Music Man (Olin Britt, Ogunquit Playhouse) Beauty & The Beast (Lumiere, Gateway Playhouse). Thanks to Family & Friends for continued love and support. This (and every) show is dedicated to Mom & Dad!
|DANIEL J.SELF (Andy Lee)
DANIEL J.SELF is happy to join the Gateway for the first time this summer. Previously appearing in the 30th Anniversary North American Tour of CATS and the 1st National Tour of Catch Me If You Can, Daniel received his training at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts on the Central Coast of California. Favorite roles include Gabe in Next to Normal and the Tin Soldier in the U.S. Premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s My Fairytale. He is eternally grateful for the guidance of his family and mentors on every step of his journey.
|KELLY SKIDMORE (Phyllis)
KELLY SKIDMORE is extremely excited to be performing again at the Gateway Playhouse in this fabulous show. She was last seen at Gateway in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Some of her favorite credits include Backwards In High Heels (Ginger Rogers), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth) at Paper Mill Playhouse, Mack & Mabel, Mame (Pegeen Ryan), and the Asia tour of 42nd Street. Thanks to Randy, Mary and my main squeeze, Duce.
|AMY VAN NORSTRAND (Ann Reilly)
AMY VAN NORSTRAND is thrilled to return to the Gateway Playhouse in 42nd Street! Proud Point Park University Grad! (Nat’l Tour): Elf the Musical (Regional): Paper Mill Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, and John W. Engeman Theater. Many thanks to Randy, Meg, Mary, my Gateway family, my family at home, and to Brian for his constant love and support.
|DAVID VISINI (Ensemble)
DAVID VISINI is thrilled to be making his Gateway Debut! Previous credits include A Chorus Line (Rider University, NJ), Little Me, Pal Joey, Sugar (42nd Street Moon, CA), and White Christmas (Diablo Theatre Company, CA). He is an alumni of the Jacob’s Pillow Tap Program, and is currently studying for a BFA in Musical Theatre at Rider University in New Jersey.
|RANDY SKINNER (Director)
Broadway shows include: 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Ain’t Broadway Grand (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), After the Night and the Music (MTC/Friedman Theatre). For City Center Encores: Do Re Mi, Of Thee I Sing, Face the Music, No No Nanette, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, On Your Toes. Off-Broadway: Lone Star Love (Lucille Lortel nomination). West End: Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud Theatre/ London). Regional theater: Garry Marshall’s Happy Days (Los Angeles), Stormy Weather (with Leslie Uggams/ Pasadena Playhouse), An American in Paris (Alley Theatre/Houston), Hello, Dolly! (with Nell Carter), Pal Joey (with Dixie Carter and Elaine Stritch), Strike Up the Band (with Tom Bosley), On the Fifth (The Takarazuka Company/ Japan), Puttin’ on the Ritz (The Kennedy Center), Lucky in the Rain, George M, Babes in Arms (all three at Goodspeed Opera), 2001 Tony Award Telecast (Opening Production Number). Mr. Skinner’s “taps” can be heard on the recordings of Sondheim at the Movies, 110 in the Shade, Strike Up the Band, and Lucky in the Rain. He has received the LA Drama Critics, LA Dramalogue, Bay Area Critics, Connecticut Critics, and Cleveland Times Theatre Awards. A Columbus native, Mr. Skinner is a graduate of Ohio State University.
|MARY GIATTINO-STYLES (Choreographer)
Mary Giattino-Styles is so grateful to be back at Gateway working on a show which brings her incredible amounts of joy and at the Theater where she received all of her theatrical training along with the fondest of childhood memories. Choreography credits at the Gateway Playhouse include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie and 42nd Street in 2005. For five years, Mary served as Assistant Choreographer (to the amazing Choreographer Randy Skinner) and Dance Captain/Swing, in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, in both Broadway productions, in addition to LA, Detroit and Toronto companies. Mary also served as Associate Choreographer for the Networks National Tour of Billy Elliot, in addition to acting as Resident Choreographer/Swing for the original Touring Company of Billy Elliot (Working Title Productions). As a tap expert, she was also responsible for training the children in tap for Billy Elliot on Broadway. She was Assistant Choreographer to Mr. Skinner in City Center Encores! productions of, No No Nanette and Of Thee I Sing. A few favorite performance credits include; Broadway Revival National Tour of 42nd Street (swing), kicking up her heels as a Radio City Rockette, shaking hands with President Obama at the Kennedy Center’s production of Some Enchanted Evening (a tribute to the late Senator Ted Kennedy), in addition to performing in over 30 Gateway Playhouse and Gateway Acting School productions and many other Regional Theaters across the country. As a tap teacher she has been on faculty at Steps On Broadway in NYC. Mary is the Owner and Artistic Director of Stage Door School of Dance, in East Patchogue, NY (stagedoordancer.com). Many thanks to Randy Skinner, this talented cast, my amazing family, Ruth, Paul, Robin, my partner in crime- Drew Humphrey, and my amazingly supportive husband, Ricky. MaryGiattino.com
|JONATHAN PARKS (Musical Director)
JONATHAN PARKS is happy to be back at Gateway after Musical Directing Young Frankenstein last season! He is a native of Georgia and was recently on the national tour of Young Frankenstein. Currently, he is working on his Master of Music degree at Florida State University. He has also served as the resident music director for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Dillon, Colorado, music directing such shows as Hair (Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Musical), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Tommy, Godspell, and Cabaret. www.jonathankparks.com
|NIKKI LINT (Production Stage Manager)
NIKKI LINT loves working at Gateway Playhouse! Gateway credits include Young Frankenstein, Grease, Cats, My Fair Lady, 9 to 5. Other Stage Management credits include Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Adrienne Arsht Center, Second City, Forbidden Broadway, and American Girl Theatre, among others. Nikki was a Production Assistant on the 1st National Tour of Mary Poppins, and is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University. Proud member of AEA.
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