2014 Season Cast
HENRY – Patrick Moltane* – Patrick would like to dedicate this performance to John Russell Brown. A true gentleman and a tried and tested soldier, with a brilliant theatre mind, he was Patrick’s very first Shakespearean acting teacher. Under his guidance, Patrick first worked on Prince Hal with Buffalo actor Matt Witten as Falstaff. Prior to that, this raw Detroiter had no dreams of standing king before you tonight. Regular theatergoers may remember Patrick as Angelo in MEASURE FOR MEASURE last season for Shakespeare in Delaware Park, or as Tilden in BURIED CHILD and Lloyd in MUD, both for Torn Space Theatre. Patrick earned an MFA in Theatre/Acting from Wayne State University and a BFA in Theatre/Performance from The University of Michigan. He trained abroad, earning certificates of completion from programs at the J.M. Synge summer school in Ireland, the University of Detroit’s Classical Theatre Program in Greece, and the Moscow Art Theatre. Patrick is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. He is also an ambassador for lululemon athletic apparel and co-owner of Celtic Roots Yoga. Additionally, he teaches Ashtanga classes at Hive Lifespan Center, SUNY Buffalo State College, D’Youville College, and East Meets West yoga studio, where he is working to cultivate new life in the Mysore program. This fall, he will join Universal Design Yoga at SUNY at University at Buffalo. And, wait for it…this coming August, Patrick and Morgan are expecting their first child, a baby girl! Thank you, Saul. Love you, Morgan. I can’t wait to know you, Girleen.
CHORUS – TIM NEWELL – Tim made his debut with SIDP in 2000, portraying Polonius in the 25th Anniversary production of Hamlet. Since then, he has gone on to play many a coveted role, most especially Jaques (As You Like It), King Lear’s Fool, Feste (Twelfth Night), the “lean and hungry” Cassisus (Julius Caesar), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Iago (Othello), the quintessential villain, King Richard the Third, and last season’s guilt-ridden King Claudius, in Hamlet. In addition to his work on Shakespeare Hill, he has appeared on many of Buffalo’s stages. Big love to Saul Elkin, without whom none of the above would have been possible.
EXETER – Adam Rath – Adam is excited to be returning to SDP where some of his past credits include Laertes in Hamlet, Richmond in Richard III, and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing among others. Other recent credits include A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (John) with JRT, the short film GAMGI, and several other productions with Theatre of Youth, most recently being the title character in ROBIN HOOD. He also starred in the full length feature SUGAR WONDER BLUES with Skipping Stone Productions premiering this September. In addition to acting Adam is also a certified Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and a co-founder of Sword and Anvil Action Academy, a stage combat training school located here in Buffalo.
WESTMORELAND – Scot A. Kaitanowski – Scot is an illustrator and graphic designer with over 20 years of acting experience both on stage and in several films. This is his 3rd time on Shakespeare Hill, appearing in Hamlet Richard III. Other roles include Ansel in Killer Joe, Jacques Roux in Marat/Sade, Harding in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Gary in Noises Off, Roy in Cosi and Tom in The Glass Menagerie. He has toured nationally in productions of Tony n Tina’s Wedding and The Miracle Worker. He’s received 3 Meritorious Achievement Awards for Acting from The Theatre Association of NYS.
He currently resides in Colden with his lady-friend Debbie in a house full of cats and beagles.
BEDFORD – Brendan Cunningham – Brendan is a 38 year veteran of the stage, and has worked in numerous commercials, “industrials”, soaps and several films and is a familiar face around town, here in Buffalo. He was most recently seen as Sargent Tinley in the critically acclaimed ICT production of “the Plough and the Stars” and is returning in his third outing here in Shakespeare in Delaware Park. He was previously in “The Merchant of Venice” and “Richard III.” You may have also have caught him NRTG’s “Inherit the Wind” last year. or in several of last seasons “Subversive Shorts” at the Manny Fried Theater. He is a regular with the Aurora Players in East Aurora.
GLOUCESTER – Daniel Greer – This is Dan’s first production with Shakespeare in Delaware Park. Dan last performed in March as Walter in Lancaster Regional Players production of Tom Dudzick’s, “King O’ the Moon.” Over this past winter Dan performed once a month at The Broadway Market in the Road Less Traveled Production “The Kielbasa Diaries, A Butter Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.” Last summer Dan acted in the highly regarded, “Car Plays,” as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival. Dan has also performed with several other local theater companies including Desiderio’s Dinner Theater, Springville Center for the Arts, A.R.T. of W.N.Y., Ujima Theater, Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, and Amherst Players. Commercial print and film work includes Milk for Health, Allstate Motor Club, Univera, and the Hollywood produced film “Henry’s Crime.”
CANTERBURY/GOVERNOR of HARFLEUR -Lawrence Rowswell – At the age of forty-one, an a lark, Lawrence attended an introductory acting class through Ken-Ton Community Ed. Thirteen years later he has been in sixty-odd productions, roughly a third of them community theater, a third of them professional, and the rest somewhere in between. He has worked with about two dozen area companies including Subversive Theatre Collective, the New Phoenix Theater and the Jewish Repertory Theatre. He was seen most recently in The Plough and the Stars with the Irish Classical Theatre. SDP credits include Hamlet (Player King), As You Like It (Adam) and Richard III (King Edward).
CAMBRIDGE/ENSEMBLE – Nathanial W.C. Higgins, a Shakespearience alumnus, is excited to make his Buffalo stage debut at Shakespeare in Delaware Park. He is currently studying Theatre/Performance at Niagara University. Credits at NU include Curtains(Christopher Belling); Bat Boy: The Musical (Rev. Billy Hightower/Institute Man); Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Father); On Speaking Terms (Arnold); NURT 2012; Duck for President (Duck); While the Auto Waits (Young Man); and Damn Yankees(Smokey). Nathanial has also performed with The Live Literature Theatre Company in the U.K. in a production of Twelfth Night(Captain/Feste/Priest). He also has lent his voice to several audio plays for LibriVox; favorite credits include Inheritors (Senator Lewis/Ira Morton); Hamlet (Laertes); An Enemy of the People (Morten Kiil); and Pride and Prejudice (Lady Catherine). This summer, Nathanial will also be touring with NURT 2014 and performing in Devon’s Hurt (Hurt) at NU. He would truly like to thank his friends and family for their love and support.
SCROOP/ENSEMBLE – Brett Anthony Klaczyk is a junior BFA Theatre Performance major at Niagara University. His past credits include Daryl Grady in Curtains, George Kittredge in A Philadelphia Story, Grantaire in Les Miserables, Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast. Other credits include Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate, Karl Lindner in A Raisin in the Sun and Ensemble for Amahl and the Night Visitors. Brett enjoys partaking in health and fitness activities, song-writing and poetry. Brett would like to thank all of his cast and crew for the experience and offer his best wishes to all. Enjoy the show!
GRAY/ENSEMBLE – Tyler Austin
FLUELLEN – Gerry Maher is a veteran of more than 70 productions on Buffalo stages. He has appeared in many SDP productions and counts Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, King Henry in Henry IV, part 2, Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and the gravedigger in Hamlet among his favorites. He has also performed regularly with The Irish Classical Theatre, Road Less Travelled Productions, and The Kavinoky Theatre. He has twice received Art Voice Artie awards for his work.
PISTOL – Tom Loughlin* – The 39th SDP season marks Tom’s 12th season with this remarkable company. He also spent 11 seasons with the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival and one year with the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton VA. Over 25 years as an actor in Buffalo he has appeared in most every major theatre in the city, and is thrilled to see all the young talent and exciting companies popping up across the city. He is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of Theatre and Dance at SUNY Fredonia.
BARDOLPH/DUKE of BURGUNDY – Elliot Fox – is proud to be returning to the Buffalo stage for another Summer with Shakespeare in Delaware Park. This is his second year performing with them, having previously been in 2012’s production of Richard III. Other past roles include Sir Toby in Twelfth Night, Achilles in Troilus and Cressida, and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice. When he’s not in Shakespearean plays, Elliot spends his time performing for children with companies such as Rochester Children’s Theatre and TYKEs.
BOY – JOE LIOLOS is very grateful and thrilled to be making his Shakespeare in Delaware Park debut. Since graduating from Niagara University’s theatre program in 2011, he has had the great privilege of touring from Texas to Times Square for 7 months doing Educational Theatre with Virginia Rep’s (Theatre IV) productions of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol, and Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, and working with various local theatres here in Buffalo. He has appeared in Irish Classical Theatre Company’s productions of Da, Being Behan, A Life, The Little Foxes, and most recently, The Plough and the Stars. Other credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with BLT, and The Wizard of Claus with Adam Kreutinger productions. He will be seen next in ICTC’s Curtain Up! adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s The Liar by David Ives. Aside from the stage, Joe likes to spend his time cooking, taking advantage of Netflix, waiting tables, and exploring life for new things to enjoy. A big thank you goes out to Saul for this opportunity, his family and partner in crime G.L. for their constant support, and to you for supporting this gem on the hill (Unless you’re Saul, G.L., or his family. In which case, it’s a redundant thank you). Enjoy your wine and cheese!
CONSTABLE – Larry Smith – Larry’s happy to be in the park. Previous SDP credits: Measure for Measure (twice); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also twice); Julius Caesar; Merchant of Venice; Taming of the Shrew; Twelfth Night; Henry IV, Part 1. He’s worked in many Buffalo theatres (BLT; Torn Space; Alleyway; ART; ICT; TOY; Subversive; Infringement). Additional credits: All’s Well that Ends Well; Julius Caesar; Henry V; Macbeth; (Michigan Shakespeare Festival). Merry Wives of Windsor, The Glass Menagerie; (Powerhouse Theatre). The Tempest, Spring Awakening; (Black Box Theatre). As You Like It; (Harriman Theatre). Romeo and Juliet; Twelfth Night; Othello; (Pavilion Theatre) among others.
ORLEANES – Scott McKenna Campbell returns for his second season with Shakespeare in Delaware Park, having previously played Tyrrell (Richard III) in 2012. A former company member and music director with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, he has performed and taught regionally with the Blueridge Summer Theatre Festival, American Shakespeare Center, Maryland Renaissance Festival, and Theatre IV of Virginia. This spring he earned his Master of Letters degree in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College. Offstage, he composes, arranges, and performs traditionally inflected folk music with several ensembles.
DAUPHIN – Matt Snyder – Matt is thrilled to join the cast of Henry V and make his Buffalo debut. Matt has performed up and down the East Coast with past credits including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Angels in America (Joe Pitt), and Twelfth Night (Sebastian). Proud graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory’s BFA Acting program and member of SAG-AFTRA.
GOWER – John Profeta – is happy to return to the Shakespeare in Delaware Park stage again. Last year, John’s role in Hamlet (Horatio) was his first after a 13 yr hiatus. In addition to acting, John enjoys hiking, tennis, reading, spending time with his 2 beautiful children, and food of all kinds. He has put in a special request to the weather gods this year, to please not rain on our Elizabethan parade. Special thanks go to Saul Elkin, Andrea Natale-Profeta, and his kids, Emily and Josh.
MONTJOY – Adam Yellen – Adam is very pleased to be returning to the Shakespeare in Delaware Park this summer. Adam has a BA degree in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz. Some favorite past productions include Buffalo Artie Award-winning Floyd Collins (ART), Angels in America: Perestroika (Subversive),A Clockwork Orange (Torn Space), Bounty (New Phoenix), Hamlet (SDP) and Robin Hood (TOY). Next up for Adam is A Drowsy Chaperone at MusicalFare this September. Adam thanks Saul for providing him with wonderful acting opportunities and for being an amazing mentor. He also thanks his support team – grandparents Barbara & Phil Brogadir and Barbara & Jack Yellen, mom Laura and girlfriend Arin.
WILLIAMS/ENSEMBLE – Ben Caldwell is making his Buffalo debut in this production- and he’s thrilled! His previous “Shakespearience” consists of playing Angus/First Murderer in MacBeth and Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He trained at Canisius College Little Theatre. He just finished writing his first full-length play and has decided it is his favorite nighttime activity, in lieu of sleeping. He would like to thank Saul Elkin and the SDP family for this opportunity.
BATES/ENSEMBLE – Steve Brachmann
MISTRESS QUICKLY – Darleen Pickering Hummert - Darleen was “Antonia” (MUCH ADO…), “Nurse” (R&J), “First Witch” (MACBETH), and “Mistress Quickly” (MERRY WIVES and HENRY IV, Part One). She has acted with Irish Classical, Jewish Rep, Road Less Traveled, Kavinoky, TOY, Subversive, Alleyway and Artpark. Directing credits: ICTC and New Phoenix/ Red Thread Theatre. Darleen is Artistic Director of THEATRE FOR CHANGE, celebrating its 25th anniversary. She received NYSCA and NYFA playwriting fellowships and numerous Artvoice “Artie” nominations. She is a casting director for films and commercials and is married to actor Richard Hummert. Beautiful summers always remind her of the luminous Bess Brown Kregal, the incomparable Neil Garvey and the multi-talented Carl Kowalkowski who graced the SIDP stage and are fondly missed.
ALICE – Marie Costa really enjoys working at SiDP, as it was her first introduction to working in professional theatre, 16 years ago. Since then, she’s worked on and back stage for a fair amount of the theatres in town, in addition to working in the local film community. Her favorite production to date, however, is definitely her biggest undertaking, and one which will run in rep for at least the next lifetime: Bean VonCostaback is one heck of an experience!
Much love and many thanks to Senor VonCostaback.
KATHERINE – Arianne Davidow – Arianne is thrilled to perform in her first Shakespeare in Delaware Park production this summer! A student at Niagara University studying theatre performance and mathematics, she has performed in the NU theatre productions of Urinetown, Into the Woods, Bat Boy: The Musical, and Curtains (Bambi Bernet). Arianne has performed locally in Artpark’s production of Cinderella and Lockport Palace Theatre’s Les Miserables, and will be returning to Artpark this summer in Mary Poppins. Dancing for over fifteen years, Arianne has also had the pleasure of dancing in the Rockette Summer Intensive Program. She would like to thank her family, friends, and NU theatre family for their continuous love and support.
NIM/KING OF FRANCE – David Marciniak - David has only recently returned to the stage after a nearly 30 year hiatus. He appeared as Dr. David Mortimore in “It Runs in the Family” and as Dr. Roy Fleming in “Prescription: Murder”, both at Desiderio’s Dinner Theater. David is pleased to break free from the role of a philandering physician in “Henry V” in his portrayal of Nym as well as the King of France. He and his wife Michelle are the parents of nine children, including several stage performers. David is a registered nurse and currently serves as Director of Correctional Health for the Erie County Department of Health. He is most grateful to his patient wife and children, as well as Jay Desiderio for his confidence, direction and encouragement.
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, appearing under special agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.
The COMEDY of ERRORS (July 24 – August 17)
DUKE SOLINUS of EPHESUS - STEVEN BRADDOCK* is pleased to be making his first appearance at Shakespeare in Delaware Park. Favorite productions include King Lear (Kent), Rounding Third (Don), How I Learned to Drive (Peck), Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Praed) and Macbeth (Macduff). Steve serves as the Director of Theatre at Niagara University, where he has recently directed Curtains, The Philadelphia Story, Urinetown, The Rimers of Eldritch, Little Women and Damn Yankees. Commercial work includes The Corning Museum of Glass, Beacon Federal Credit Union and Visit Adirondacks. Steve received his M.F.A. from the University of Southern California.
AEGEON – Gregory Gurich last appeared at MusicalFare’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Georges). Many moons ago he had the opportunity to play Grumio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Puck in A MIDSUMMER’ NIGHT’S DREAM and is thrilled to continue his love affair with Shakespeare in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. He has had the distinct privilege to work with such talented directors as Eric Schaeffer (ASSASSINS, A CHORUS LINE), John Tolliver (SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN), Joe Kalbfleisch (INTO THE WOODS, ASSASSINS) and Ann Marie Hunter (THE MUSIC MAN). He and his lovely wife, Mary, are currently starring in their own reality series, “Empty Nesters.” Special thanks to Mary, Olivia and Abigail for all their love and support!
ANTIPHOLUS of EPHESUS - Adriano Gatto* is excited to be back at SDP, where he was previously seen in Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Julius Caesar. Buffalo credits include productions with ICTC, Second Generation Theatre, New Phoenix, Torn Space and MusicalFare. Regionally, he has performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and Indiana Repertory, among others. In addition to his work as a fight director, Adriano also serves as the current Artist in Residence for Niagara University Theatre. Sincerest gratitude to the great folks at SDP and much love to Mom, Dad, Julie and my darling, Boo.
ANTIPHOLUS of SYRACUSE - Nathan Winkelstein is excited to return to SDP after previously appearing in King Lear and The Tempest. OTHER BUFFALO CREDITS: Lebensraum (JRT), Blood Brothers (ICTC), Rock ‘N Roll (Kavinoky), The Goat (RLTP). REGIONAL: Henry IV Parts I and II (The Shakespeare Theatre Company),Macbeth and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two by Two and The Learned Ladies (Texas Shakespeare Festival); UK: The Rivals (Tobacco Factory), As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Pendley Shakespeare Festival).
DROMIO of EPHESUS – Nicholas Lama – is thrilled to be returning to SDP this summer as Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors. Last seen in the park as Rivers in Richard III, he was recently seen in Adrift in Macao at Musicalfare, Buffalo Moon at New Phoenix, and Assassins with Second Generation theatre Co. He thanks his friends, family, and lovely wife for everything that he is blessed with.
DROMIO of SYRACUS – Norman Sham* – Comedy of Errors marks Norm’s 5th show in the park, a place where he has only good memories. He’s previously appeared here in As You Like It, Much Ado…, Merry Wives…, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other acting credits include: Pete N Keely, Big Band Theory, August: Osage County, 12 Angry Men, A Funny Thing…, Man of LaMancha, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest & Guys & Dolls (Kavinoky Theatre). Zooma Zooma, Urinetown, A New Brain, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Spitfire Grill & Dancing in the Dark (MusicalFare). Brooklyn Boy (Jewish Rep), Don’t Touch That Dial (Milwaukee Rep). Norm spends most of his time as the Production Stage Manager for The Kavinoky Theatre, where he has also directed productions of Proof, The Mystery of Edwin Drood & 42nd Street. Norm has won the Artvoice Theatre Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for the years 1996 (Man of LaMancha) and 1999 (Guys & Dolls). He also won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play in 2002 as Marty for the BET. Norm is married to the lovely and talented Debbie Pappas.
ANGELO – Mike Randall has performed a variety of roles in theatres around the country and he continues to present his critically acclaimed, one-man portrayal of Mark Twain Live! He has made more than 2000 appearances as the great American Author.
In 2007 Mike Randall launched his solo presentation Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol which he performs annually all across Western New York. Mike Randall is Senior Meteorologist for WKBW-TV and an award-winning feature reporter.
He received his Certificate In Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University and has earned both the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association Seals Of Approval.
FIRST MERCHANT – Marisa Caruso is a recent graduate of the Theatre Department at SUNY Fredonia and positively thrilled to perform for the first time in Delaware Park. Recent credits include The Anastasia Trials of the Court of Women with the Brazen-Faced Varlets,Two by Two and Promises, Promises at the Lancaster Opera House, and The Diary of Anne Frank at SUNY Fredonia. She also practices improv comedy. Many thanks to the company, family, and Drew!
DON MAFIA – Billy Horn is thrilled to be performing his fifth consecutive summer with Shakespeare in Delaware Park having previously appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Richard III, and Hamlet. He has appeared in Buffalo productions of Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and many more. He has also appeared in New York City and New Jersey productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rocky Horror and Footloose. He is the author of several plays and musicals and recently started the Patchwork Theater in Niagara Falls and is the lead singer of the rock band Billy Draws Two.
PINCH – Dan Urtz recently graduated from Niagara University with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a minor in Communications. This is his first performance in a professional production, and later this year will perform with the National Theatre for Children on a nine-week tour. Prior roles at Niagara University include Curtains (Lt. Frank Cioffi), Bat Boy: The Musical (Bat Boy), Into the Woods (Jack), Urinetown: The Musical (Hot Blades Harry), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck).
AEMILIA - Lisa Ludwig is a multiple Artvoice Theatre Award winning actress and director and the proud managing director of SDP. Past SDP productions include: MUCH ADO, ALLS WELL, LOVES LABOURS, CAESAR, SHREW and McB. Lisa was most recently on stage in GOOD PEOPLE at the Kavinoky. Some Favorite past performances include: BEES IN HONEY, THE KATHY AND MO SHOW, DOUBT, LITTLE SHOP, EXTREMITIES, SWEENEY TODD, INTO THE WOODS, NIGHT MOTHER and SECRETS OF THE TRADE. Lisa has been the Operetta Director at Amherst High for 12 years and Drama Club director at Iroquois for 21 years. She is pleased to be a member of the Erie County Cultural Board as well as secretary for the THEATRE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION. Lisa’s greatest productions to date are STILL her 2 amazing (grown) children Cydney and Griffin and a proud claim to fame is ….she is one of the few people left in the world STILL NOT on face book! (but does enjoy “instagram”)
ADRIANA – Kay Kerimian considers herself privileged to return to the SDP stage, where she made her local debut three years ago. Previous SDP credits include Richard III & The Merchant of Venice. Additional Buffalo theatre credits include MusicalFare Theatre, ICTC, BLT, RLTP, The Kavinoky, as well as screen credits with NDstudios, Travelling Showcase Productions, Fuse Bomb Films, WayWord Entertainment, & MakeShift Studios. Thanks & love to the Queen City for making her feel at home. “I go to seek a great perhaps.” – François Rabelais
LUCY – Nathaniel G. Harris
LUCIANA - Brittany Noel Bassett is a junior BFA Acting major at SUNY Fredonia. Recent credits include The Comedy of Errors(Prosthetic Designer), The Dining Room (Woman 1), The School for Scandal (Lady Teazle), Almost, Maine (Woman #1),Godspell (Sonia). Love to family, foxes, BFA ’15, and Yahweh.
COURTESAN - LauRen Nicole Alaimo is happy to make her Buffalo debut in this production of Comedy of Errors! Since graduating from SUNY Geneseo, she has performed professionally around the country. National Tour: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales/ u/s Cassie) Regional: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Anything Goes (Chastity), Hair (Tribe), Annie Get Your Gun (Dancer), Cabaret (Lulu), A Christmas Carol (Sally). In addition to performing, she loves to pass on her passion through choreographing and teaching dance. Thank you to all involved in Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and as always, thank you to my family and friends who have supported me even when I have questioned myself!
EXECUTIONER - Lucas Denies – Lucas is a sophomore at SUNY Fredonia, where he is currently changing from a Music Education Major to a Double Major consisting of Music Applied (on violin) and a self-designed Theater Major. He would like to thank his mother for her support with his decision.
BALTHAZAR – Shabar Rouse recently graduated with a BA in Theater from Buffalo State where he acted in several productions including:THE LADIES MAN, WHEN THE WALLS COME DOWN—TRUTH, ENRON, and JULIUS CAESAR. He is a Teaching Artist for the Anne Frank Project and is in the cast of DEAR ME. He is the Assistant Director of PPCWNY’s Teen Reality Theater. His recent productions include: SWEATSHIRT and DEAD MAN’S CELLPHONE with Frankal Productions, THE SHAPE OF THINGS with Subversive, and GRAIN DANCES STEEL FLOATS with Pro Creations. This is his first appearance with Shakespeare in Delaware Park.
ENSEMBLE – Randy Andropolis is a music instructor, multi-instrumentalist, former studio arranger, bandleader, and directs Artpark’s annual Rock Camps. Alumnus of St. Louis Institute of Music with Master Classes at Julliard, he was a Community Music School administrator for 18 years. Adjunct Professor of Music History at NU, Randy works with Niagara University Theatre when enlisted, having composed original scores for Macbeth, The Passion, As You Like It, Metamorphosis and Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams. Credits also include The Fantasticks, The Only Jealousy of Emer, Saul, Let Freedom Sing & Dance, Character Matters, Pirates of Penzance, Little Women and Into the Woods.
ENSEMBLE – Shelby Boss – A recent graduate from UB’s BFA Music Theatre program, Shelby is excited to be on the stage for one of her favorite summer pastimes! Favorite productions include Les Miserables (Cosette), Promises, Promises, Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo) Grease (Frenchy), and Cabaret. Shelby is thrilled to work with such an incredibly talented cast/creative team, and sincere thanks to “the fam” and Mitchell for all of their support- love you forever!
ENSEMBLE – Daniel C. Henderson is a native of Buffalo, New York, and has acted in over 40 theatrical productions and films. Locally, he has worked with Torn Space Theater, New Phoenix Theatre, Ujima Co. and T.O.Y. He believes that theatre is a social, emotional, and organic force that is needed in our community, and is drawn to any art form that is transformative or creates dialogue. He’s honored to have the opportunity to work in the park, and to learn from such a talented and driven production team. In the fall he will resume his training at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College.
ENSEMBLE – Leanne Troutman is a 2012 graduate of Niagara University with a BFA in Theatre Performance with English and a Fine Arts Minor. How she did it, she does not know. She’s extremely excited to be making her SDP debut with Comedy of Errors. She has recently appeared in Godspell at O’Connell & Company, Shrek the Musical (Dragon) at the Historic Lockport Palace Theatre, Arsenic and Old Lace (Elaine Harper) and Miracle on 34th Street (Shellhammer) both with The Mystery Company, and at ART of WNY in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and the Artvoice Artie Nominated First Lady Suite (Eleanor Roosevelt).
ENSEMBLE – Pablo Vazquez – This is Pablo’s first production with Shakespeare in Delaware Park. He recently completed his sophomore year at SUNY Fredonia, Studying for his B.F.A in Acting. Previous credits include RENT (Steve), THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (A Gentleman), and LEGALLY BLONDE (Grandmaster Chad). He is happy to make his SDP debut with this colorful cast of characters.
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, appearing under special agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.