Al Bundonis (King Arthur) is thrilled to return to NSMT having previously appeared in Mary Poppins, La Cage and West Side Story. He starred in the US premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest musical, Whistle Down the Wind and has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Other New York credits include Ragtime, Sessions, The Last Empress, The Guardians and Tom Jones. Regionally, Mr. Bundonis has performed in Camelot (King Arthur), Spamalot (Arthur), Jekyll & Hyde (Stride), A Little Night Music (Carl-Magnus), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Lawrence), Hello Dolly(Vandergelder), Guys & Dolls (Sky), She Loves Me (Kodaly), Urinetown (Lockstock) and the title roles in The Music Man, Superman and The Will Rogers Follies. Television credits include “Guiding Light “ (Jim Otto), “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, “ “Celebrity Ghost Stories, “ and numerous commercials. Mr. Bundonis has a degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Visit albundonis.com
Haley Swindal (The Lady of the Lake) is thrilled to be back at NSMT after last appearing as Candy in Saturday Night Fever! Haley appeared in Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway, Secret Garden at Lincoln Center, and on the national tours of White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar and I Love a Piano. Other recent credits include Nellie in South Pacific at WBT, Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins at TBTS, and as Grace in Annie with Sally Struthers at TOTS. Haley has sung at Carnegie Hall alongside jazz great Steve Tyrell, with Ronan Tynan at Yankee Stadium, and under the baton of Steve Reineke with the New York Pops Orchestra. Haley's solo show, Play to Win, recently sold out Broadway's 54 Below. Big love and thanks to her NSMT family. For the loves of her life: Jack and baby Lily!
James Beaman (Sir Robin, Brother Maynard, Guard) is thrilled to return to his hometown of Beverly! — and to the role he played for two years in the First National Tour of Spamalot. At NSMT: Max in The Sound of Music (IRNE Award Nom.), Guys and Dolls. James received the IRNE Award for his performance as Cookie in Nice Work If You Can Get It at Ogunquit Playhouse, a role he reprised this season at Music Theatre Wichita. Other recent: Thénardier in Les Misérables (Broadway World Award), Orlando Shakespeare Theatre; John Adams in 1776, Cape Playhouse; the workshop of Loving V. Virginia, NY Stage and Film Powerhouse Theatre; and the acclaimed A Wilder Christmas Off-Broadway. He has played leading and featured roles at Goodspeed, The Kennedy Center, Riverside Theatre and many more, and has originated roles in two new musicals, Frog Kiss and The Road To Qatar! (Off-Broadway, Original Cast Album). Many thanks to Bill, Kevin, Billy and everyone at Avalon Artists. www.jamesbeaman.com.
Sean Bell (Historian/Not Dead Fred/Herbert, French Guard, Minstrel) is very excited to be making his North Shore debut! He has performed in numerous theatrical productions in NYC and across the country. On television he has appeared in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and Amazon’s “Z.” Many thanks to his ever-supportive friends and family and all the awesome people at blocNYC! Visit www.SeanWBell.com for more information about previous and upcoming projects, and follow him on social media if you feel so inclined. No pressure.
Brad Bradley (Patsy, Mayer, Guard) was last seen as Bert in NSMT's Mary Poppins and is thrilled to trade in his chimney broom for coconuts. Brad was in the original Broadway cast of Spamalot, and was the original understudy for the role of Patsy. Other Broadway credits include the original casts of People in the Picture, Annie Get Your Gun (w/ Bernadette Peters & Reba McEntire), Thou Shalt Not and Steel Pier, and the closing Broadway cast of Billy Elliot. Brad starred as Patsy opposite Gary Beach's and Richard Chamberlain's King Arthur on the 1st National Tour of Spamalot. NYC-I Am Harvey Milk, Chita: A Legendary Celebration, and A Christmas Carol. At Theatre By The Sea: Bert in Mary Poppins (Critics Choice Award) and Igor in Young Frankenstein (Broadway World Award). Other recent credits: Phil in White Christmas and Spats in Sugar. At age 12, Brad was a back up dancer for Michael Jackson in the Pepsi commercial. His podcast, "Broadway's Backbone, " is available on Soundcloud and iTunes.
J.D. Daw (Sir Dennis Galahad, Black Knight, Herbert’s Father) sang the Ziegfeld Tenor in Funny Girl earlier this season and has played North Shore Music Theatre 9 years ago as Jinx in Forever Plaid. He also played Jinx in Forever Plaid for the inaugural productions of both the Cosmopolitan Cabaret in Sacramento and the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret. Other regional credits: Funny Girl (Ziegfeld Tenor) and The Music Man (Jacey Squires), Sacramento Music Circus; The Music Man (Jacey Squires), The MUNY; Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Michael), PACS; Forever Plaid (Jinx), Casa Mañana; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Man 2), The Mountain Playhouse. J.D. has also been singing Frankie Valli tribute concerts all over the country including a couple sit-downs at the Flatrock Playhouse in North Carolina.
Jonathan Gregg (Sir Lancelot, French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Time the Enchanter) is delighted to return to the role(s) that earned him the BroadwayWorld’s “Critic’s Choice Supporting Actor Award” for his portrayal of Sir Lancelot in Theater by the Sea’s production of Spamalot. Most recently, Mr. Gregg portrayed Corporal Bloom in the American premiere of From Here to Eternity at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Roger Reister in Investigation Discovery’s show “Shadow of Doubt,” performed in the anvil chorus of Il trovatore with The Metropolitan Opera, and the lead role of the series premiere episode of “Blood Feuds” with LionTV that aired on Discovery’s American Heroes Channel. Other favorites include: the title role of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by Oscar Award winner John Patrick Stanley at Playhouse on Park. Jonathan gives infinite love and gratitude to his wife Jen and his amazing family.
Richard Vida (Sir Bedevere, Dennis’ Mother, Concorde) is elated to return to NSMT after having played Keeney and Rinaldi in the season opener of Funny Girl. He has toured the Nation as Thenardier in the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Miserables and his many other Broadway and National Tours include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Les Miserables (original), The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Busker Alley, Play Ball (LCT), 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Singin’ in the Rain, My One and Only. Off-Broadway: Langston Hughes’s Little Ham. Regionally: Everywhere! Television: “Sex and the City, “ “Law and Order, “ “Now and Again, “ as well as numerous commercials and recordings. Films: Chasing Bansky, The Stepford Wives, Little Manhattan, Disney’s Geppetto. Richard is also one of the Emmy winning team who produced “The Mole People: Life in the World Below “ (Discovery), “The New Sideshow “ (TLC) and “Repoman “ (USA Networks).
Purdie Baumann (Ensemble) is beyond ecstatic to return to NSMT where she played Mrs. Meeker in Funny Girl earlier this summer. Before that was an exhausting hiatus traveling the world as a “Tour Wife “ on the Book of Mormon with her Bass Player boyfriend. Purdie was the center Rockette at Radio City Music Hall for eight years! Her Broadway tour credits include Young Frankenstein choreographed by Susan Stroman. Purdie Baumann can been seen dancing in NBC's hit series Smash, as well as Martin Scorsese's film The Wolf of Wall Street. Look out for Purdie in the made for Netflix movie A Very Murray Christmas, starring Bill Murray. An artist both onstage and off, Purdie Baumann is the creator of Birdcage Beanies, a line of whimsical winter hats featured in Time Out Magazine. Purdie owes her talent and acting skills to her momma who is back home in Chicago re-building a magnificent non-for-profit Arts Academy for underprivileged children. Go Mom!
Jason Elliott Brown (Monk, Ensemble, s/c Lancelot, s/c Patsy) NSMT debut. National tours: Monty Python’s Spamalot; The Pajama Game (Prez). International: Grease in Istanbul, Turkey. Regional: Hello, Dolly! (Hangar Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2/Flat Rock Playhouse); The Full Monty (Malcolm MacGregor/Wagon Wheel Theatre); 42nd Street (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Annie (Rooster/West Virginia Public Theatre); FAME—The Musical in Atlantic City (Schlomo); Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Scuttle/Palace Theatre in the Dells). BFA Musical Theatre—Wright State University.
Adena Ershow (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making her NSMT debut in Spamalot! She was most recently seen playing Serena in Legally Blonde: The Musical at Seven Angels Theatre. Favorite credits include: Cats (Rumpleteazer) with RUG Ltd./RCCL, Carousel (Louise/Dance Captain) and many more! Proud graduate of Wagner College, BA Theatre Performance. Big thanks to Kevin, Billy and the rest of the NSMT team for this incredible opportunity! For KJS.
Jennifer Geller (Ensemble, u/s Lady of the Lake) is so unbelievably ecstatic to be here! Recent credits include National/International Tour: Bring It On The Musical (Nautica, u/s Danielle). Off Broadway: Gigantic. Regional Theatre: Rock Of Ages (Gateway Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit Playhouse and Gateway Playhouse), Cabaret (Cape Playhouse), My Fair Lady (Cape Playhouse). All my love to the parentals, my incredible agents, and the North Shore Music Theatre team for this incredible opportunity!
Oren Korenblum (Sir Bors, Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at NSMT, where he was recently seen in Singin’ in the Rain. Oren is a performer, choreographer, dance instructor, and founder of O.K. DANCE Company as well as an AMDA NYC alumni. Regional theatre credits: John W. Engeman Theatre (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Fireside Theatre (Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz), Allenberry Playhouse (42nd Street, Oklahoma!). Choreography: NBC (Red Nose Day), Town Hall NYC and more. Many thanks to Billy Sprague, Jr., Binder Casting and NSMT family for this opportunity. www.orenkorenblum.com
Brooke Lacy (Ensemble, Dance Captain) is absolutely thrilled to be returning to North Shore after making her debut in the ensemble of Funny Girl earlier this season! This will be her second Spamalot, having first done it with Billy at Music Theatre Wichita. Favorite credits include: The Will Rogers Follies (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Mary Poppins, Gypsy, The Wedding Singer (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Laker Girl in Spamalot and Mrs. Potiphar in Joseph...Dreamcoat (Music Theatre Wichita), and Julie Jordan in Carousel (University of Oklahoma). A big thank you to Binder casting, Kevin, and Billy for this opportunity, and as always, endless love and gratitude go out to her families (biological, Harden-Curtis, OU, and MTKC). Be the Sun!
Aimee Lane (Minstrel, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut at Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre in Spamalot! Credits include Crazy For You at Merry Go Round Playhouse, original revue shows for RWS and Associates choreographed by Lorin Latarro (Waitress), Marc Kimmelman (A Bronx Tale), Michael Balderrama (In The Heights) and Melanie Lewis (Burlesque: The Movie). She also works as a choreography assistant to Richard J. Hinds (Newsies). She sends much love and thanks to her incredibly supportive family: “The Freeway”, as well as Billy Sprague Jr. and the team! www.aimeelane.net @missaimeelane
Kevin Patrick Martin (Killer Rabbit, Nun, French Guard, Ensemble u/s Galahad, u/s Robin) is thrilled to return to NSMT after having appeared as Young Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol from 2010-2013. Regional: Oklahoma! (Trinity Repertory Company), Assassins (New Repertory Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate, Wonderful Town, Thorougly Modern Millie and Crazy for You (Reagle Music Theatre), George M!, Evita, The Producers, La Cage Aux Folles (Theatre by the Sea), Forever Plaid (Tent Theatre) and more. Upcoming: My Fair Lady (Gulfshore Playhouse – Naples, FL). Many thanks to Bill, Kevin, Billy and everyone at NSMT! Proud member of AEA. Love to Mom and Dad!
Michael McGurk (Sir Not Appearing, Minstrel, Ensemble, u/s Arthur, u/s Bedevere) is happy to be back at North Shore and in the Boston area where he is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Past North Shore credits include Grease (Doody), Mame and West Side Story (Baby John). Michael has been on Broadway in The Music Man (original revival cast) and The Wedding Singer (original cast). National Tour credits are The Little Mermaid and Dr. Dolittle. Off Broadway he played Willie in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Regional Credits include Pittsburgh CLO (Gene Kelly Distinguished Alumni Award), Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Opera House, Denver Center Theatre Company, Barrington Stage, Houston TUTS, Walnut St Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Stages St. Louis, Tuacahn, Music Theatre of CT. He has performed on "The Tony Awards" twice. Michael will rejoin The Little Mermaid at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this fall.
Stephen Petrovich (French Guard, Minstrel, Ensemble, u/s Historian/Fred/Herbert) is thrilled to debut at NSMT! Earlier this summer he won raves as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz at Theatre by the Sea. Tour: Disney's Beauty and the Beast (u/s Lumiere); Regional: Arrow Rock Lyceum, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Northern Stage, Moonlight Amphitheatre, West Virginia Public, Wick Theatre. Favorites: The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert), Gypsy (Tulsa), La Cage (Chantal), Hairspray (3x), 42nd Street. BFA Musical Theatre: The Boston Conservatory and proud AEA member. Thank you Carson/Kolker and Billy Sprague. For Mom & Dad, always. Insta: @stephenpetrovich .
Kristen Schoen-René (Ensemble) is absolutely delighted to make her debut at NSMT, especially in such a dream show! She danced throughout Susan Stroman's premiere of the Merry Widow at The Metropolitan Opera in New York and followed the production to the Lyric Opera of Chicago last fall. Most recently, Kristen appeared in Anything Goes at Gateway Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse starring Andrea McArdle and Sally Struthers. Other credits include being a Radio City Rockette, Young Frankenstein (Theatre by the Sea, Gateway Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, NETworks National Tour), Will Rogers Follies (Arrow Rock Lyceum), and 42nd Street (Atlantic City). BFA in Dance from The Ailey School/Fordham University. Many thanks to Kevin and the rest of the NSMT team for this opportunity and love to BMC and to family!
David Visini (Ensemble) is excited to return to NSMT after performing in the ensemble of Singin’ in the Rain and Funny Girl. Other regional credits include Austin's Pride at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 42nd Street at Gateway Playhouse, and Little Me, Pal Joey, and Sugar with 42nd Street Moon. Jacobs Pillow Tap and Musical Theatre Program Alumni, and BFA in Musical Theatre from Rider University in New Jersey. Thanks to NSMT, Billy, and friends and family from both coasts!
Eric Idle (Book, Lyrics, and Music) has multi-hyphenated his way through life, from being a writer and actor in the legendary “Monty Python “ TV series and movies, to the creator and director of “The Rutles. “ He has appeared on stage singing rude songs with John Du Prez at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as performing in two highly successful tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003), for which they journeyed 15,000 miles across North America in a bus. His “Greedy Bastard Diary “ of that tour is available from Harper Collins. Their latest work, a comic oratorio called Not the Messiah, will be performed shortly in Toronto. His play Pass The Butler ran for five months in London’s West End; he has written two novels, “Hello Sailor “ and “The Road to Mars, “ a children’s book, “The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and The Pussycat, “ and a bedside companion, “The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book. “ Spamalot has already won him a Tony, a Grammy and the respect of his wife and children.
John Du Prez (Music), a Trevelyan Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and Associate of the Royal College of Music, entered the film industry in 1978 composing additional music for Monty Python’s Life of Brian. This began a long association with Eric Idle, leading eventually to their current writing partnership. He has scored more than 20 feature films including The Meaning of Life, A Private Function, A fish Called Wanda, Once Bitten, UHF and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II AND III. Other Python projects include the “Contractual Obligation Album, “ Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl and “The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Book. “ He was musical director for Eric Idle's two North American stage tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003).
Monty Python. Is he God or Godot, an agent of the devil or an agent of the William Morris Agency, or is he, as some have argued, a fictitious character invented in 1969 by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin in a desperate attempt to find a title for their rather silly TV show? Whatever the truth, he is the eponymous impresario who fronts The Flying Circus, The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, And Now for Something Completely Different and who appeared Live at Drury Lane, City Center and the Hollywood Bowl. He has fronted numerous books including “The Big Red Book “ and the “Papperbok “ as well as many CDs, DVDs and matching ties and handkerchiefs. He is currently in retirement in an old jokes home near Dover, anxiously awaiting Nighthood and a Knightnurse. Spamalot is his first Broadway show. Further details: www.PythOnline.com
Billy Sprague, Jr. (Director and Choreographer) is thrilled to be returning to NSMT where he has previously choreographed A Christmas Carol. Recently, he choreographed the world premiere of a new musical, The Calico Buffalo (Best of Show) in New York City, as well as the critically acclaimed production of Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl. As a director/choreographer he has worked across the country at theaters including North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre Wichita, 3D Theatricals and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre to name a few. He was also the associate choreographer for Stage Entertainment's productions of Beauty and the Beast in Moscow and Amsterdam. As a performer, Billy has worked on Broadway in Cats, Beauty and the Beast, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and The Merry Widow at NYC Opera. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Music. He is currently producing “Flight Club, “ an aviation-based reality TV show, putting inner-city kids through flight training. Billy is an avid exotic plant collector and certified pilot. Thank you to Kevin Hill and Bill Hanney for this opportunity!
Jesse Warkentin (Music Direction) is a New York music director and pianist, most recently ending the 2016 Summer Season at Theatre By The Sea as Musical Director for Sister Act. Other recent projects include closing the first national tour of Cinderella and music directing the NY premier of Icon, which featured Donna McKechnie. He has worked on the Wicked tour, Royal Caribbean’s Mamma Mia, and spent eleven summers with Music Theatre of Wichita. Jesse also appeared as piano soloist in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.“ Thank you Bill, Kevin, and Billy for the chance to lead this show!
Michael M. Harvey (Scenic Design) is an Assistant Professor at Salem State University where he teaches and designs Scenery and Lighting. Previously he spent four years at Southern Utah University where he served as Assistant Professor and Director of Design and Production. He taught scenic and lighting and sound design, as well as designed scenery, lights, and sound for the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. He spent eight years teaching and designing at Central Lakes College in Minnesota. Among his professional credits are scenic coordinator for the Opera Company of Philadelphia; scenic and lighting designer for several Primedia Inc. television productions. Michael holds a Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design and Theatre Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Mark Nagle (Costume Coordinator and Additional Costume Design). NSMT: Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Funny Girl. Off Broadway: Belleville (New York Theatre Workshop) New York: Bird in the Hand (Fulcrum Theater). Regional: Memphis the Musical (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Shrek the Musical, Cabaret, Macbeth (Red House Arts Center), Orlando (Colby Sawyer), Some Girl(s) (Salve); Belleville (Yale Rep); Julius Caesar, JIB, Passing (Yale School of Drama); An Incident, Close Up Space (Chautauqua Theater); Rose Mark'd, The Tempest (Yale Cabaret). Assistant: Broadway: Rebecca, The Assembled Parties (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off Broadway: Nikoli and the Others (Lincoln Center) Regional: Assistant Costume Designer at American Conservatory Theater. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama. www.marknagledesign.com
Jose Santiago (Lighting Design) just completed lighting the entire summer season at Theatre By The Sea and he couldn’t be more excited to be working at North Shore Music Theatre. Past designs include: Anything Goes, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Sister Act The Musical, Young Frankenstein, White Christmas (Gateway); Of Mice and Men (Bay Street Theatre); Man of La Mancha, La Cage aux Folles, Mame (The Wick Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone, Waiting for Godot, The Miser and many dance pieces at Florida State University where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design. www.jsantiagodesign.com
Don Hanna (Sound Design) Regional sound design: Billy Elliot (North Shore Music Theater); regional premieres of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, Young Frankenstein, all for Ogunquit Playhouse/Gateway Playhouse. Nat’l Tour: Million Dollar Quartet (2016 tour, Head Audio), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (20th Anniversary Tour, Head Audio). Huge thank you to my friends, family and Bethany for their love and continual support.
Kurt Alger (Hair and Wig Design). Maine State Music Theatre: Costume Designer: Les Misérables, Gypsy, Mary Poppins,42nd Street, Legally Blonde, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Xanadu, The Wiz, Always…Patsy Cline, Chicago, Spamalot, JCS, Light in the Piazza and Drowsy Chaperone. Wigs: Producers, All Shook Up, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grand Hotel, Hairspray. Kurt has traveled the country and the world as head of Wardrobe on RENT, Hairspray, and the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. Resident theaters include Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Orlando Shakespeare, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Riverside Theatre, Beef and Boards and Drury Lane. NYC credits include NTMTF Best of Fest winners Caligula, Such Good Friends, Things As They Are, and Les Enfants de Paris, and work on the Off-Broadway smash hit Shockheaded Peter! Kurt designed and produced the world premiere of Born Blue. Other: A graduate of Wagner College in NYC he has also worked designing at the academic level at Julliard, NYU, Wagner College, and University of Southern Maine.
Natalie A. Lynch (Production Stage Manager). With NSMT: Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Funny Girl, the 2010, 2011, 2012 Musical Seasons. Other Credits Include: Capital Repertory Theatre, Reagle Music Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, STAGES St. Louis, Stoneham Theatre and Maples Repertory Theatre. National Tours: The Magic Tree House: The Musical and A Christmas Carol. Natalie began at NSMT as the SM Intern in 2005 and is thrilled to return once again to her theatrical home. She is a graduate of University of New Hampshire and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Special thanks to her family and friends, especially her parents, for their endless love and support. For Andrew, Abigail and Devin.
Dakotah Wiley Horan (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back having just made her equity debut here at North Shore with Singin’ In The Rain. Some of her previous stage management credits include: NSMT: Funny Girl and Mary Poppins. Capital Repertory Theatre: Marvelous Wonderettes, Cactus Flower, 33 Variations, Leslie Uggams in Uptown Downtown, Man of La Mancha, and Single Girls Guide. Pendragon Theatre: Clean House, Twelve Angry Men, A Christmas Story. CPS: The King And I. She is a graduate of SUNY Postdam and Universidad de Sevilla. She would like to thank her parents for instilling and encouraging her love of theatre, her very supportive friends and Natalie, Tom, and Kevin for this amazing opportunity.
Austin Davy (Assistant Music Direction) With NSMT: Funny Girl, Billy Elliot (Rehearsal Accomp.), A Christmas Carol (Teen Caroler '07). Austin is excited to be working on Spamalot after having played Out Nights for years and Music Directing the Spotlight Awards at NSMT. A recent graduate of the Hartt School, he is also Music Director for Boston Children's Theatre. Thanks to my many loved ones and teachers!
Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer) is honored and proud to have been responsible for the re-opening of the nationally renowned North Shore Music Theatre in 2010. He began his career in show business at age 19, leasing and developing movie theaters, including his first multiplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Before long, he was booking rock shows (Jefferson Starship, Rush) and other types of live entertainment, which eventually led to the presenting and producing of Broadway productions. One such show was an appearance by the legendary mime artist, Marcel Marceau. As president of Broadway Productions, Bill presented national tours such as Annie, Amadeus, Dancin', Peter Pan, Rocky Horror Show and Mark Twain starring Hal Holbrook, throughout New England including Worcester, Springfield, Portland, Maine and Boston. Aside from his work operating North Shore Music Theatre, one of Bill's crowning achievements was the 2007 purchase and re-opening of Theatre By The Sea, a landmark 500 seat professional summer theatre and restaurant, which just completed its tenth successful year of operation in Matunuck, RI (theatrebythesea.com). Throughout his career, Bill has stayed focused on his movie theatre chain having bought, built, owned, operated and sold more than 30 cinemas. His company, Entertainment Cinemas, currently operates eight movie complexes in four states. In 2009, Bill was elected President of the Theatre Owners of New England. Bill's ongoing work with NSMT inspires him to consider acquiring additional performance venues at which he plans to someday share his productions between his theatres. Bill has been named to the North Shore Top 100 by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. In 2012 he was recognized by both the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Salem Chamber of Commerce as Business Person of the Year. He is the recipient of the 2015 Leslie S. Ray Hall of Fame Award, presented by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. Bill is a member of the League of Broadway Producers and was involved with the recent revival of Pippin.
Kevin P. Hill (Producing Artistic Director). Born and raised in Waltham, Massachusetts, Kevin began his theatrical career as dancer and actor. He appeared in National Touring companies of Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams and Michele Lee, Anything Goes and the International Touring Company of A Chorus Line. New York audiences have seen him in the Off-Broadway production of Party. Regional credits as a performer include: West Side Story, Good News! A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady and Marvin in Falsettoland. Kevin has directed and choreographed over 100 productions across America. He has had the privilege of working with such stars as Marin Mazzie, Joanne Worley, Kathleen Turner, Josh Groban, Jonathan Groff and Tony Award winner, Cady Huffman. In New York, he was the assistant to the director of On The Twentieth Century at the New Amsterdam Theatre and assistant to the choreographer on the revival of Guys and Dolls. Most recently he directed and choreographed 2 record-breaking musicals, Grease and Disney's Mary Poppins, at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea in Rhode Island, where he is also Artistic Director. Kevin has been nominated as Best Director/Choreographer for his work on Smokey Joe's Café, Rent, The Full Monty, Chicago, and Edwin Drood, and was awarded the NH Theatre Award for Best Choreography for West Side Story at the Papermill Theatre. Future projects include an original danced play called Standing Still. As a Professor of Dance, Kevin has been on faculty at Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State University and most recently The Boston Conservatory of Music. He currently owns Hill Studios Dance and Fitness Center located in Newton, Massachusetts, and is a proud member of SDC, AEA and Dance Masters of New England, Chapter 5.
Tom Amos (Associate Producer) is excited to return to North Shore Music Theatre in his role as Associate Producer. Joining in 2005, Tom began in the Electrics Department and quickly moved into Company Management. Prior to working at NSMT, Tom received his Bachelor's Degree from Westfield State University and his Masters in Arts Administration from Boston University. Tom's passion for theatre and social justice issues motivated him to establish a LGBT Scholarship fund at Westfield State University where he created a Social Justice Theatre program to raise funds needed to maintain the scholarship. A big thank you to Bill, Kevin, Karen for their support and guidance.
Actors' Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 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, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org
North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually. With a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Awards, IRNE Awards, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors' Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. NSMT produced the World Premiere of Memphis in 2003, the show went on to win four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical. Under the new ownership of Bill Hanney in 2010, NSMT continues to annually produce a musical subscription series and an annual production of A Christmas Carol along with celebrity concerts and children's programming.