Paul Aguirre (Victor Frankenstein, Transylvania Quartet, Chorus, U/S The Monster) is excited to return to the Fulton in Young Frankenstein after previously being seen as Drake in Annie. Most recently Paul performed in Miss Saigon (Club Owner) at Riverside Theatre and Elf (Macy’s Manager) at Pioneer Theatre. National Tours: Billy Elliot (Big Davey), Grinch (Papa Who) at MSG and cast recording and Seussical (w/ Cathy Rigby). Regional: In the Heights (Piragua Guy), The Wiz (Lion), The Music Man (Marcellus), Li’l Abner and Singin’ in the Rain (Goodspeed), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Joseph…, and Twist (Potlatch) directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen. For more, visit PaulAguirre.com. Love to DAT and NAT. Paul forever dedicates his work to Ma for her never-ending love and support.
Michael Biren (Equine #2, Chorus, Dance Captain, U/S Igor) This is Michael’s 2nd production at the Fulton, he was last seen as Neleus in Mary Poppins. National Tours: Billy Elliot with Faith Prince, Cinderella with Lea Salonga. Regional: Maine State Music Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Ogunquit Playhouse. B.A. in Theatre and B.S. in Biology from Muhlenberg College. Thanks to Marc and the Fulton for this amazing opportunity! Proud Equity Member. Love to DMRSCLB and my fiancé L.
Jessica Dey (Tasha, Chorus, U/S Frau Blucher) is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton where she was last seen as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables. Favorite credits include Meg Brockie in Brigadoon, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, and Florinda in Into the Woods. She is a B.F.A. musical theater graduate of Penn State University. She would like to thank Marc Robin for this fantastic opportunity! She sends much love to her husband Ben, her family, and her friends for their constant love and support.
Missy Dowse (Inga) Previously at the Fulton: Miss Lark/ Ensemble/ Mary U/S in Mary Poppins. National Tour: Louise, Gypsy. Regional: Holly in the East Coast Premiere of Summer of Love; Louise, Gypsy; Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Lois/Bianca, Kiss Me, Kate; Christine, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Kate, Lippa’s The Wild Party; Mary Poppins; Staged reading of Agnes of God with Talia Shire and Susan Sullivan. TV: SMASH! Love and thanks to her parents, P&C, family, friends, pups, teachers, Marc and the Fulton team, and her amazing husband, Jon! www.missydowse.com
Cameron Edris (Medical Student, Transylvania Quartet, Chorus, U/S Inspector Kemp/Hermit) Fulton Debut. National Tour: Fyedka, Fiddler on the Roof. Regional: Daniel, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Hello, Dolly!; Cabaret; Broadway Now and Forever and The First Noel at American Music Theatre, as well as performing at sea with Holland America Line. He will next appear at The Fireside Theatre in Fiddler on the Roof. Cameron is a proud graduate of Point Park University. Love and thanks to my parents and grandparents. www.cameronedris.com
Joseph Fierberg (Telegraph Boy, Transylvania Quartet, Equine #1, Chorus) is thrilled to be back at the Fulton after appearing as the Park Keeper in Mary Poppins earlier this season. Previous credits: Mary Poppins at Maine State Music Theatre (East Coast Regional Premiere); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ogunquit Playhouse); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Arizona Broadway Theatre); White Christmas (Syracuse Stage); Mark in A Chorus Line; Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain, Dennis in All Shook Up (Interlakes Theatre); Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Playhouse on Park). B.F.A.: Syracuse University. Endless thanks to Marc, the folks at the Fulton, MB & MD, and, always, my family.
Jessica Lee Goldyn (Elizabeth) is thrilled to be back at The Fulton! Previously at the Fulton: A Chorus Line (Cassie). Broadway: A Chorus Line (Val/Cassie). Off Broadway: On the Town (Ivy). National/International Tours: Fosse. Regional: Chicago (Velma), Sweet Charity (Charity), Crazy for You (Polly), Damn Yankees (Lola), and Legally Blonde (Brooke). TV: SMASH! Film: Every Little Step. Thank you to Marc, Bob & my loving family & friends for their never ending support!
Samantha Hewes (Chorus, U/S Elizabeth) You may recognize Samantha from 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, or Crazy for You, to name a few. Last season Samantha had the opportunity to choreograph Gypsy and Flat Stanley here at the Fulton, as well as assist Marc on A Chorus Line. Truly amazing experiences to say the least. She has performed all over the world on cruise ships and all over the country in regional theaters. Thank you, Marc, for getting me tapping again! To all my friends and family, thanks for you constant love and support, and Adam for keeping up with my ever-changing schedule.
Randal Keith (Inspector Kemp, Hermit) Fulton Debut. Mr. Keith is best known for portraying the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in China, South Korea, on Tour throughout the U.S. and Canada and on Broadway where Mr. Keith was selected by producer Cameron Mackintosh to close the original 16 year run. The Phantom,The Phantom of the Opera/National Tour. King Arthur, Spamalot/Vegas Production. Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular. Sunset Boulevard/Tour. His 1st CD, Life Has Been Good to Me, is available at iTunes and cdbaby.
Andrew Kindig (Mr. Hilltop, Bob, Ziggy, Shoeshine, Steward, Chorus, U/S Dr. Frederick Frankenstein) This is Andrew’s 10th season acting at the Fulton, and 2nd season directing a Fulton Family Series show (previously: Anne of Green Gables, Aladdin). Previously at the Fulton: Mary Poppins, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grease, Singin’ in the Rain, Brigadoon, The Music Man, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Annie, Carousel, Crazy for You, Seussical!, Ragtime, and numerous kid’s shows. Other Regional Credits include: Angels in America, The Music Man, Rocky Horror, Cabaret, Oklahoma!, Who’s…Virginia Wolff? A big thank you to my friend, Marc Robin, for the chance to act and direct at this amazing theatre. And all my love to my beautiful wife, Katie, whom I get to share the stage with every night.
Ben Liebert (Igor) Fulton Debut! Broadway/National Tour: Boq, Wicked. European Tour: Eugene, Grease. Regional: Igor, Young Frankenstein; Chaplin u/s, Limelight; Nicky/Trekkie, Avenue Q; Henry, Next to Normal; Big Jule, Guys and Dolls; Lefou, Beauty and the Beast; Reuben, Joseph… Carnegie Hall: Salee, World Premiere of The Christmas Rose opposite Lee Roy Reams. BFA: NYU-CAP21. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. Thanks to Marc and the entire creative team for this opportunity as well as K, Rosie, and his ever supportive family. www.benliebert.com
Sabra Michelle (Sasha, Chorus) Fulton Debut! Elsewhere: Roxie, Chicago; Lola, Damn Yankees; Cassie, A Chorus Line; Ellie, Showboat (starring Robert Cuccioli); Gladys, Pal Joey; Mayzie, Seussical; Tottendale, The Drowsy Chaperone; Frenchie, u/s Sally Bowles, Cabaret. National Tours: The Pajama Game. Proud Producer of The Cougar Ball. Find out more at www.SabraMichelle.com
Michael Phillips (Chorus) This is Michael’s fifth production at the Fulton. Past credits include Angie, Gypsy; Ching Ho, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Milky-White, Into the Woods; Judah, Joseph… Dreamcoat. Elsewhere: Mr. Mistoffelees, Cats; Paul, A Chorus Line; Chino, West Side Story. Michael would like to thank Marc for this opportunity, the Fulton family and staff, and you for supporting live theatre!
Cesar Razza (Medical Student, Transylvania Quartet, Chorus) Cesar is thrilled to be making his Fulton Debut and to work with this incredible cast. National Tour: Clifford, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Regional: Peter Pan, Aladdin, A Chorus Line. Other: Cesar wishes to thank his family, his best friends Caitrin/Apryl, and the fabulous Christian Fletcher for their love and support!
Sandy Rosenberg (Frau Blucher) Fulton Debut! Broadway: Lady Digby, The Scarlet Pimpernel (original cast); Rosie (U/S) Mamma Mia!; Old Lady (U/S) Candide (NYC Opera). Off-Broadway: The Golden Land (National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene). National Tours: Mme. Thenardier (U/S), Les Misérables; Lady Beaconsfield, Jekyll and Hyde; Earth Mother, Menopause the Musical. Regional: Frau Blucher, Young Frankenstein; Mother Superior, Nunsense; Carlotta, Phantom; Agnes Gooch, Mame (with Christine Ebersole and Kelly Bishop); Mickey, The Odd Couple-female version (with Jo Anne Worley and Cindy Williams); Maria, Lend Me a Tenor. Love my Sid.
Katie Sina (Chorus, U/S Inga; Pink: Mrs. Pinkerton) is overjoyed to be a part of Young Frankenstein and Pinkalicious! Fulton credits include; Mary Poppins, in Mary Poppins, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!, Snow White in Snow White, Singin’ in the Rain, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Phantom, Sweeney Todd, and Sunset Boulevard. Regional: Marian in The Music Man, (Beef and Boards) Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Fireside theatre), Babette in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Ruth Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life (Westchester Broadway) NYMF tours nationally and abroad. She is thrilled to work under the brilliant and loving direction of Marc Robin and her amazing husband Andy Kindig too! Thanks to the Fulton for this opportunity, and thank YOU for supporting LIVE theatre!!!!!
Jamison Stern (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein) Fulton Debut. Broadway/National Tours: By Jeeves (Bingo Little), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Palm Springs Who), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour/Orin), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere). Regional: Torch Song Trilogy (Arnold) at Human Race Theatre, The Sound of Music (Max) at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Sweet Charity (Charlie, Vittorio and Oscar) at Oklahoma Lyric Theatre. The BreakUp Notebook (Bob) at Revision Theatre. (title of show) (Hunter) at Theatreworks, Around the World in 80 Days (Passepartout) at Triad Stage, Chapter Two (Leo), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Panch) at Theatre Aspen. It’s Only Life: the songs of John Bucchino, directed by Daisy Prince, She Loves Me (Kodaly) at Rubicon Theatre. Fully Committed at Alley Theatre & La Mirada. The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) at Cincinnati Playhouse & Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Black Comedy (Brindsley), The Invention of Love (Pollard), As Bees in Honey Drown (Kaden et. al.), A Flea in Her Ear (Camille), A Comedy of Errors (Angelo) at Alley Theatre. The Producers (Carmen Ghia) at Flat Rock Playhouse. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe) at Arvada Center. TV/FILM: Law & Order, Day Zero, The Finger Lakes, Joke Bitch, The Entrepreneurs.
Lauren Brooke Tatum (Masha, Chorus) Fulton Debut. National Tour: The Wizard of Oz; Elle’s Mom and Delta, Legally Blonde; My Fair Lady; Kiss Me Kate; Nicest Kid, Hairspray. International: Monkey King, Shanghai China; Beowulf, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Also in Captivated, a documentary soon premiering on HBO. Lauren would like to thank her family for their love and support.
Addie Tomlinson (Basha, Chorus) Fulton Debut. Addie is delighted to be a part of the Fulton’s production of Young Frankenstein. International Tours: Velma/ Shark swing, West Side Story; Ariel/ aerialist, Disneyland Tokyo’s Under the Sea. Regional: Lorraine, 42nd Street; Moorish Girl, Man of La Mancha; Patsy, Crazy for You; Dream Laurey, Oklahoma!. OCU alumni, love and thanks to my family, friends and husband!
Mel Brooks (Writer, Composer & Lyricist) Director, producer, writer and actor, Mel Brooks is the recipient of three 2001 Tony Awards (Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Musical) and two Grammy Awards (Best Musical Show Album and Best Long Form Music Video) for The Producers. Mr. Brooks began his distinguished career during television’s “Golden Age” as a writer for Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows in 1951. In 1955 and in 1957, Brooks received Emmy Award nominations (with others) for the best comedy writing for Caesar’s Hour, and in 1956 he was nominated (with others) for best writing for a variety or situation comedy. In 1952, Brooks wrote sketches for Leonard Sillman’s Broadway smash-hit revue, New Faces of 1952, and in 1957, together with Joe Darion, he wrote the book for the Broadway musical Shinbone Alley, which starred Eartha Kitt. In 1962, he wrote the book for the Broadway musical All-American, starring Ray Bolger. In the’60s, Brooks teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform The 2000 Year Old Man albums, which became immediate bestsellers. In 1960 and 1961, Brooks and Reiner received Grammy Award nominations for the best spoken word comedy for 2000 Years and for best comedy performance for 2000 and One Years, respectively. In 1997, Brooks and Reiner teamed up again for The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000. Both a book and a CD were released, the CD winning a Grammy Award in 1998 for the best spoken word album: comedy. Brooks wrote and narrated The Critic, a short satire on avant-garde art films, which received the Academy Award for best animated short subject in 1964. In 1965, he teamed up with buck Henry and created Get Smart, the long-running television show starring Don Adams as Agent 86. Brooks, along with others, received an Emmy Award for outstanding writing achievement in a comedy-variety in 1967 for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special. In 1968, he wrote and directed his first feature film, The Producers, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, which earned him an Academy Award for the best original screenplay written directly for the screen. He then went on to create a remarkable string of hit comedies: 1970, he wrote, directed and acted in The Twelve Chairs; 1974, co-wrote, directed and acted in Blazing Saddles, and was nominated, along with John Morris, for the best title song, “Blazing Saddles”; 1974, co-wrote and directed Young Frankenstein; 1976, co-wrote, directed and starred in Silent Movie; 1977, co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in History of the World, Part 1; 1983, produced and starred in To Be or Not to Be; co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in the hit sci-fi spoof, Spaceballs; 1991, co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in Life Stinks; 1993, co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in Robin Hood: Men in Tights; 1995, co-wrote, directed, produced an starred in Dracula: Dead and Loving It. For three successive seasons, Brooks won the Emmy Award for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit comedy show, Mad about You. His visionary film company, Brooksfilms Limited, founded in 1980, has produced some of America’s most distinguished films, among them: David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, David Cronenberg’s The Fly, Frances, Richard Benjamin’s My Favorite Year and 84 Charing Cross Road, starring Anthony Hopkins and Mr. Brooks’ wife Anne Bancroft.
Thomas Meehan (Writer) received the Tony Award for co-writing the book for The Producers in 2001 and in 2003 for co-writing the book for Hairspray. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and has since written the books for the musicals I Remember Mama, Ain’t Broadway Grand and Annie Warbucks. In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor to The New Yorker, an Emmy-Award winning writer of television comedy, and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and To Be or Not to Be. He and his wife, Carolyn, divide their time between a home in Nantucket and an apartment in Greenwich Village, near which, on Hudson Street, she owns and presides over the long-running and near-legendary children’s store Peanut Butter & Jane. Mr. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild.
Marc Robin (Director/Choreographer/Fulton Artistic Director) is honored to begin his 5th year as Artistic Director of the Fulton Theatre. Some of his favorite credits here include Les Miz, August: Osage County, Phantom, Rags, Sweeney Todd, Carousel and Treasure Island (which he co-authored with his partner Curt Dale Clark). As a freelance director and choreographer he has staged over 300 shows throughout the country. Forever Six.
Aaron McAllister (Musical Director) is thrilled to be continuing his second full season as the resident musical director and conductor. Previously at the Fulton Theatre: The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain, A Chorus Line, Joseph and Mary Poppins. Additionally he has musically directed and conducted more than 60 musicals around the country at theatres, which include: Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Theatre By The Sea to name a few. As a composer, Aaron has written the scores to three original musicals (lift, POPart, and Blackout), which have been developed around the country, including off-Broadway, and has contributed songs, arrangements and orchestrations to several other original theatrical works. He is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo (B.A. in vocal performance and conducting) and the University of Maryland (M.M. in conducting) and is a highly sought after vocal coach, clinician and master teacher at universities around the country. Favorite show: being married to the extraordinarily talented actress, Cary Michele Miller. Love to his families in NY and KC and heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff and leadership of the Fulton for their artistic integrity and unwavering dedication to this theatre and its community.
Thomas M. Ryan (Scenic Designer) As resident scenery designer at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Il Tom has designed scenery for a wide variety of productions “in the round”. Some favorite Marriott designs include Les Misérables, Oliver!, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, Chess, 1776, Brigadoon, Hello, Dolly!, Miss Saigon, and Cats. Other Chicago theatrical designs have been seen at Chicago Opera Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Northlight Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Northwestern University, and Pegasus Players He has taught at Moorhead State University, the Latin School of Chicago and Northwestern University. Other examples of his design work can be seen in the Chicago area at Navy Pier (Winter Wonderfest and Halloween), the Notebaert Nature Museum (interactive tree house), large scale hats, caps and sports jerseys on the Picasso in Daley Plaza and Field Museum dinosaurs, various retail store designs, and in broadcast design for The Big Ten Network, Loyola University and NBC 5 Chicago. Tom is thrilled to return to the Fulton (and design Young Frankenstein, which has always been one of his favorite movies) and to work with everyone here again.
Dan Efros (Lighting & Projection Designer) is very excited to be designing at the Fulton for the first time. Dan is a recent transplant to the Lancaster area and is no stranger to this theatre having stage managed 12 productions here since 2005. Even though most of his work takes him away from home, locally Dan has worked on the theatre shows inside Hersheypark and is a lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Dan is an MFA graduate of Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and was recently honored with the USITT 2014 Young Designer Award for Lighting Design. Many thanks to Josh, Jacob, Katie and the rest of the incredible staff here at the Fulton and special thank you to Marc Robin for this amazing opportunity to design in my favorite theatre. Much love to Nikki!
Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (Costume, Hair and Makeup Designer) 15 seasons have flown by. Favorite moments include designing his first play August: Osage County and his first musical Singin’ in the Rain for the main stage. Favorite hair adventures include Dreamgirls, Sunset Boulevard and all those darn Barristers in Witness for the Prosecution. Anthony is ready to dive into this high-flying, hair-raising season!
Jacob Mishler (Sound Designer) Jacob is thrilled and grateful to be designing his 10th mainstage production for the Fulton! (Thank you Marc!!) He’s been involved in various parts of the audio industry for 20 years, moving into theatrical sound 8 years ago. His work has been heard at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, The Palace Theatre in New Hampshire, and many others including right here in Lancaster at Dutch Apple. Some favorite past designs include Chicago, The Full Monty, Cabaret, Gypsy, and The Woman in Black, to name a few. Much love to his beautiful and talented fiancé Julie!
Katelin Walsko (Props Designer/Manager) celebrates her 4th season with the Fulton! Some of her favorite credits include The 39 Steps, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, Gaslight, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. A Pennsylvania native, Katelin grew up in the Pocono Mountains, attended the 2003 Governors School for the Arts, graduated with a BFA at UArts, and held an apprenticeship with Walnut Street Theatre before moving to Lancaster. Thanks and love to the Fulton Family!
Larry Baker (Stage Manager) is making his Fulton debut. He spent the last 5 years working and traveling with Jersey Boys. His Broadway credits include: Mamma Mia!, Cabaret and Chicago. He traveled the country with the National Tours of Elaine Stritch At Liberty and Rent. A few of his regional credits include: 2002 Paralympic Winter Games, and the Los Angeles production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. His theatrical adventures with Marc include: Chicago, Singin’ in the Rain, Sweet & Hot, Beauty and the Beast, Swing! and All Night Strut!. Thanks to Marc for 30 years of friendship and magic.
Meg Friedman ( Assistant Stage Manager) Fulton Theatre debut! Broadway: Matilda, Memphis, The Story of My Life. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, York Theatre Company, Ars Nova; Queens Theatre. National Tour: The Light in the Piazza, First National Tour; Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors in repertory (The Acting Company). Regional: Hartford Stage Company, Goodspeed Musicals, John W. Engeman Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles, Riverside Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse. UCLA, School of Theater, Film & Television.
Aaron A. Young (Managing Director) Aaron joined the Fulton team in 2003. After several years in shopping center marketing, Aaron decided to devote his career to furthering the careers of artists in order to break the cycle of belief that the arts are a nice hobby but not a worthwhile profession. For six seasons, he directed the marketing and management of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Theatre, both programs of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. Aaron has also served as general manager for the Missouri Repertory Theatre and marketing and corporate development manager for Kansas City’s historic Folly Theatre. A magna cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University and formerly a professional actor, singer, and pianist, Aaron now spends his free time enjoying the pursuits of his wife and daughters, serving at church, and occasionally knitting a new pair of socks. He is very pleased that the Fulton is able to provide professional wages and benefits to more than 250 artists and arts administrators every year.