PIPER LINDSAY ARPAN (Heidi) was born in Georgia, raised in South Carolina, and reared in Louisiana. She received a BFA in Dance and a BA in Business Management on scholarship from the Florida State University. She is grateful to be back at Gateway after her first appearance in The Holiday Spectacular. Other New York credits include Delee in Smokey Joe’s Café, The Elementary Principles, Wax Works, and the summer showcase at the Martha Graham School. Although this is her first time performing in Cabaret, she is a cabaret performer in downtown Manhattan at Marion’s Continental. She sends love and thanks to the cast and staff of Gateway, her supportive and encouraging family and friends, and kisses to Farcus.
PURDIE BAUMANN (Betty) grew up dancing at her mother and father’s dance studio in Maywood, IL. She continued dancing at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and later went to North Carolina School of the Arts, majoring in Ballet. Purdie took her first professional job onboard Renaissance Cruises and later Norwegian Cruise Line doing Guys and Dolls and Fosse. She moved to NYC and landed a Rockette position at Radio City Music Hall. Ms. Baumann is thrilled to be returning to Gateway Playhouse with its production of Cabaret, after performing in Carousel and as the front of the cow in Gypsy earlier this summer. Poppy Burger, I love you and miss you in the pit!
JARED BRADSHAW (Clifford Bradshaw) is a proud Actors' Equity member and holds a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Shorter College in Rome, GA. This southern boy most recently played 'the white guy' in Smokey Joe's Cafe at Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akron, OH and the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Favorite shows include Jekyll & Hyde, Singin' in the Rain, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, and Little Shop of Horrors. Jared has toured the nation with Theatreworks U.S.A. and the Bahamas with Disney Cruise Line. Thanks to this loving company for this wild ride! Life is a Cabaret! For more on Jared, please visit www.jaredbradshaw.com
ALICE CANNON (Fraulein Schneider) appeared nationally as Aunt Julia in James Joyce’s The Dead for which she received the Helen Hayes Award and S.F. Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination. Broadway: The Dead, Company, Fiddler on the Roof, Education of Hyman Kaplan. Off-Broadway: The General From America (with Corin Redgrave), Waiting for the Parade, Mr. Pim Passes By, Man With A Load of Mischief, The Fantasticks. Regional: A.C.T., Alley Theatre, Huntington Theatre Co., Hartford Stage, Milwaukee Rep., and summer theatres throughout the country. Roles include: Road to Mecca (Best Actress, Raleigh), Angels in America, Steel Magnolias, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Marvin’s Room. Ms. Cannon is delighted to be returning to Gateway where she last performed Ida Strauss in Titanic.
ANDY GALE (Herr Schultz): Broadway: Jane Eyre, Side Show (Bearded Lady), Rags, The World of Sholem Aleichem. National Tours: Cats (Gus/Growltiger), The Secret Garden (Fakir), Les Miserables (Feuilly). Regional: Lizzie Borden, Sweeney Todd, Over the Rainbow, O’Henry’s Lovers, Berlin to Broadway. Director: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (in Melbourne, Australia); Transatlantic; Audra McDonald and the Boston Pops (on PBS). Currently directing: Last Will and Testament (by Jennifer Houlton), Jen Nelson’s One-Woman Show, and co-directing Warbrides with Pamela Sousa. Andy is also well known in the Broadway community as an acting teacher and coach.
MARY GIATTINO (Inge/Dance Captain) is thrilled to be back on the Gateway Stage after just completing the first National Tour of 42nd Street. Gateway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie Get Your Gun, A Chorus Line, Meet Me in St. Louis, It’s A Wonderful Life, 42nd Street, and The King & I. Mary holds a BA degree in Theatre from the College of Charleston. Many thanks to Robin and Paul and all of my teachers, who have been a true inspiration to me. Much love to Brad and the amazing G Family.
LIZ GRIFFITH (Mousey/u/s Sally) returns to Gateway after making her debut earlier this summer as Bombalurina in Cats. Her credits include the New York reading of The September 11th Project, two ArtsPower National Tours of Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, and most recently nine months as a lead singer aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Favorite roles include: The Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods), Sylvia (Sylvia), Sheep # 1 (Candide), and Louise (Gypsy). Liz holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. Thanks to Robin and Stanley, and much love to her family and Jon. For Herr Director and The M.E.’s!
ALICIA IRVING (Fraulein Kost) returns to Gateway Playhouse having last been seen as Lucy in the very popular Jekyll & Hyde. Broadway credits include: Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close (Katherine, Analyst, Norma u/s); Les Miserables - the 10th Anniversary Company (Factory Girl, Fantine); Side Show (Fortune Teller); The Scarlet Pimpernel. Regionally, Alicia was seen in Man of La Mancha (Aldonza) at PA Shakespeare Festival; Oliver (Nancy) at West Virginia Public and Syracuse Stage; Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdeline) also at West Virginia Public; Everything's Ducky (Mrs. Mallard, Aunt Leda, The Queen) for St. Louis Rep and Cincinnati Playhouse; What the World Needs Now (the Other Woman) at San Diego's Old Globe. As a recording artist, Alicia has worked with Rod Stewart and producer Trevor Horn. She can also be heard on the original cast recordings of Sunset Blvd. and Side Show.
DE UNDRE C. JAMES (Sailor/Waiter) is very happy to be back onstage at Gateway. He recently completed the 50th Anniversary Nat’l Tour of Singin’ in the Rain as Dance Capt. for the production. DJ was last seen at Gateway in Kiss Me Kate, On the Town and the Holiday Spectacular. This performance is dedicated in loving memory of his beautiful grandmother... “I love and miss you more and more each day!” Much love to Mom, Big C and the boys!
MICHAEL JENKINSON (Bartender/Sailor) is thrilled to be back on the Gateway Stage after having just performed here in Gypsy. National Tours: Grease starring Frankie Avalon 2002-2003 (Ensemble), Fame the Musical (Ensemble/Dance Captain). Regional: My Fair Lady (Freddy), Forever Plaid (Sparky), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt), Big River (Tom Sawyer), Man of La Mancha (Anselmo). This fall Michael will travel out to California to choreograph PCPA Theatrefest’s production of Annie before going to Delaware Theatre Co. to play Sparky in Forever Plaid. Enjoy.
HEATHER LANG (Helga), a Chicago native, studied at the Ruth Page School and Hubbard Street Dance before earning her BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She recently appeared in Nights On Broadway II, where she performed a solo from Movin’ Out. This Christmas Heather is proud to be joining the Rockettes in Boston. You may recognize Ms. Lang from MTV, where she won the Wannabe Madonna competition. She is excited to return to Gateway Playhouse after her debut this summer as Cassandra in Cats and the back of the cow in Gypsy. Heather would like to thank her family for all their love and support. Poppy, Mateo, & Nikki-Koko, I miss you lots!
ADAM LENDERMON (Gorilla/u/s Emcee), a native of Memphis, has a BFA in acting from Adelphi University. His favorite roles include Skimbleshanks (Cats), Mark (A Chorus Line), Baker (Into the Woods), Adam/Noah (Children of Eden), and Adam (The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told). He would like to thank friends and family for their constant support.
KEVIN LOREQUE (Emcee) is glad to be back, having played Pippin in Pippin and George M. Cohan for Gateway Playhouse’s World Premiere of Yankee Doodle Dandy in 2000. He played Rum Tum Tugger in the Broadway National Tour of Cats and Slap Tap in Hot Shoe Shuffle. Regional: Goodspeed Opera House (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, King of Hearts, Brigadoon), Prince Music Theatre (Lady in the Dark), North Shore Music Theatre (Tugger in Cats), Seaside Music Theatre (Tommy in The Who’s Tommy, Billy in 42nd Street, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Company). Kevin received an Ovation Award nomination for his portrayal of Pirelli in Sweeney Todd at East West Players, a Drama-Logue Award for Best Actor in Lies and Legends, and also performed Giuseppe Zangara in the Los Angeles premiere of Assassins. Film/TV: Virtuosity with Russell Crowe, The Birdcage, All My Children, Hope and Gloria, and Saved by the Bell. Love and Light!
ERIN MAGUIRE (Sally Bowles) is thrilled to be back at the Gateway after appearing here as Demeter in Cats. National Tours: Seussical with Cathy Rigby (u/s Cat in the Hat), Forbidden Broadway (Liza, Julie, etc.). Regional: Guys & Dolls (Adelaide, North Carolina Theatre), I Love My Wife (Monica, Queens Theatre), Suddenly Hope (Leah, Denver Civic), The World Goes Round (Arundel Playhouse), Taming of the Shrew (Baptista, Kitchen Theatre). Erin wishes to thank her family and friends for their endless support and for encouraging her insanity.
MICHAEL MASTRODDI (Taximan/Tenor Soloist/u/s Cliff) is always proud to return “home” to the Gateway stage. Past Gateway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Hal), 1776 (Courier), as well as Miss Saigon, Footloose and a plethora of others. While attending the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Michael appeared in Baby, Chances, Blood Brothers, and Children of Eden. He recently made his film debut with major roles in The Next Day and The Gods of Wall Street. Michael has been involved in readings and pre-workshops of several new plays and musicals where he finds his true passion in creating new works of art. Much love and thanks to his friends and family, as well as Robin for the opportunities he has been given. Love you JJ!
JOE McQUEEN (Max/u/s Herr Schultz) is excited to be joining the Gateway family with Cabaret. Joe has been seen all over Canada and the U.S. in roles such as Archibald (The Secret Garden), Frankie (Forever Plaid), The Innkeeper (Man of La Mancha), Alan (Baby), and Drake/Greylag (Honk!). He recently made his operatic debut as Belmonte in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. Joe sends his love to his family and MJ.
McCREE O’KELLEY (Lady) is thrilled to be back at the Gateway for the third time this summer. Earlier this season he appeared in Carousel (Carnival Boy) and Cats (Mister Mistoffelees). McCree was a member of the Atlanta Ballet where he performed soloist roles in several ballets. National Tour: Cats (Mistoffelees). Other credits: Tannhauser, The Play (Ice Factory Festival), The Music Man (Helen Hayes Theatre Co.), Tokyo Disney. Training: School of American Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts. Thanks to Robin and everyone at Gateway for a wonderful summer. Love to my parents and Jonathan.
PATRICK PORTER (Ernst Ludwig): Gateway debut. Patrick came to New York from Louisiana to pursue an acting career, after deciding he didn’t want to spend his life practicing law. He has appeared in several plays and musicals in NYC, including the WPA Theatre’s acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Jonathan Sheffer’s Blood on the Dining Room Floor, directed by Jeremy Dobrish, as well as workshop and festival productions such as Belles of the Mill, The Wilder Project, How to Marry a Millionaire, Voir Dire, Everyman, Whiskey Down – among others. Patrick recently appeared in Seeing Andre Gide, created and produced by Wallis Knot, and 108 Waverly, a new musical with music by Lynn Portas and book/lyrics by Dan Clancy. He would like to thank the creative staff of Gateway Playhouse for the opportunity, the cast for their talents, and to his family and friends for their continual support. As always, this is for KLB and Flossy!
ANA ROGERS (Kristina) is a high school graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts. She holds a BFA from NYU/Tisch. The past year she has traveled throughout the US doing industrials with L’Oreal Professional.
KATE SINA (German Matron/u/s Fraulein Schneider, Fraulein Kost/swing Kit Kat Girls) is stoked to be a part of Cabaret at Gateway Playhouse! Past credits include, National Tours: George M!, Copacabana. Regional: Anything Goes (Hope), Brigadoon (Fiona), Chicago (June), Oklahoma! (Laurey/Dream Laurey). She holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Thanks to Stanley and Dom for this opportunity to understudy such talented women, and thank you to her incredible friends and family who continue to support her dream.
LANNY SPIRES (Victor) is honored to be returning to the Gateway after being last seen in Cats. Lanny comes to us from Columbia, SC, where he began his dance training under Ann Brodie. Favorite credits include: The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Matt in The Fantasticks, and Ren in Footloose. Lanny would like to thank his family for all of the love and support that they have shared. And to Ian, thanks for the laughter. CHEERS!
KYLE VIGORITO (German Youth) is thrilled to be back on the mainstage at Gateway. He recently performed in Gypsy as a Newsboy, Peter Pan (John), Phantom (Young Eric), Fairytale Trio (Straw Pig). He also appeared in The Sound of Music as Kurt at Theatre Three. Kyle is 12 years old and attends JFK Middle School, where he performed various parts in school plays over the past three years. He would like to thank his voice teacher Ann Pearlstein for her constant guidance and encouragement. A special thanks to his parents for their love and inspiration.
STUART WILLIAMS (Custom Official/ Bobby/u/s Ernst) is very excited to be back at Gateway, especially to be a part of Cabaret. He was last seen in On the Town looking sharp in his sailor suit. Stuart received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. He would like to thank the wonderful family here at Gateway and his own wonderful family. This one’s for Grandad.
PAUL ALLAN (Producer) For more than 20 years, Paul has produced successful shows from the East End to the Far East. Born into the theatrical family that started Gateway, Paul became involved in the theatre at an early age. In addition to his career as a producer, Paul co-founded a successful touring company, which mounted dozens of productions across the US and as far away as Taiwan and Singapore. Serving as technical director, sound engineer and master electrician for numerous productions when he first began working in the industry provided Paul with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience. His expertise allowed him to act as consultant and advisor on the restoration and renovation of Patchogue Theatre, which under Gateway’s management, reopened in 1998 with Nutcracker On Ice. Gateway still stages shows there several times each year, with Cats and Fosse being this season’s productions.
DOM RUGGIERO (Director) is known for his creative and directive contributions to productions in the United States as well as in Great Britain, South America, Europe and Australia. His recent works include a bi-centennial revival of the Irving Berlin musical, Louisiana Purchase sponsored by the state of Louisiana. Audiences throughout Italy viewed his production of West Side Story. Recent National Tours include: The Scarlet Pimpernel, George M!, Titanic, and the soon-to-be-produced tour revival of My One and Only. Dom made his Off-Broadway debut at Playhouse 91 with a production of The Secret Annex; a new musical based on the life of Anne Frank. Other Off-Broadway credits include The New York City debut of Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs, and an original musical version of Sheridan’s School for Scandal entitled, SCANDAL!. He has also directed the Australian, Asian, and South American tours of Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Asian tour of Anything Goes, a European tour of Phantom of the Opera in Copenhagen and Geneva. For the U.S., Dom has directed the national companies of Song & Dance, Shenandoah, Funny Girl and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Tying. Dom is no newcomer to Gateway. Represented by over 35 musical and comedy productions, he has directed productions of Rumors, Lend Me A Tenor, Into the Woods, Once On This Island, The Secret Garden, Beehive, Big River, Carousel and Tommy to name a few. Regional credits include productions of Romance, Romance, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It Out on the Road, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Little Shop of Horrors, Working, Company, South Pacific and Grease. The Connecticut Critics Circle has bestowed upon him the 1994 award for Best Director for his Gateway production of Phantom, Best Director and Best Musical for his production of Tommy. He has also been the recipient of Best Director awards (1987, 1990) for his direction of Into the Woods, Big River and Little Shop of Horrors. Dom dedicates this production to the memory of Lowell Swortzell, his college mentor and friend.
PATRICK Q. KELLY (Musical Director) is thrilled to be back here at Gateway. Last season he Musical Directed On the Town and was co-creator and Musical Director for Gateway’s Holiday Spectacular. As an award-winning composer, he has been featured at music festivals and on National Public Radio. Film Score: Easy Come, Easy Go. Broadway pianist: Show Boat. Regional credits: Idols of the King, Swing!, Sugar Babies, Grease!, Smokey Joe’s Café (2001 Connecticut Critics Award for Best Musical), Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, Godspell, Sweet Charity, Annie, The Wizard Of Oz, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Good News, and Barnum, among others. Love to my personal Kit Kat wife, Tari. Visit www.patrickqkelly.com. When not Musical Directing, Patrick is the web designer for Gateway Playhouse.
TIMOTHY ALBRECHT (Choreographer) is thrilled to be back at Gateway Playhouse having performed here in A Chorus Line and On Your Toes sometime way back in the last century. Since then, choreographic credits include: Film: Pretty Dead Girl (Sundance 2004, Tribeca 2004, Florida 2004 Jury Prize), Intern (Sundance 2000), Camp (Assoc. Choreographer), That Old Song and Dance (RipFest4 NYC). TV: PBS American Masters: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Rosie O’Donnell Show (Assoc. Choreographer, four seasons). Theatre: The Water Coolers (Off-B’way), Peter Pan (Pioneer Theatre Co.), Schoolhouse Rock. Corporate: Target, Conde Nast, MAC, Aveda. Broadway Bares. As a performer: Broadway: Showboat, Ain’t Broadway Grand. TV: Drew Carey Show, PBS American Masters, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Conan O’Brian.
ROBIN JOY ALLAN (Casting and Artistic Director) is grateful to have lived and breathed the arts all her life, beginning with performance as child actress here at Gateway as well as on the road, to traveling with a rock band as vocalist and keyboardist. Her background running the family business, included running the summer teen workshops, musical directing, writing, directing, choreographing and eventually, producing. After moving to NYC, she began a career in casting that took her to the West Coast. She was the Associate Casting Director on the feature films; Parenthood, When Harry Met Sally, Lord of the Flies, Side Out and Ghost. She also cast several television series, pilots and MOW’s. Along with her Artistic and Casting Director duties here, she is also the force behind Gateway’s Acting School Division. Her appreciation is for her family, her devotion is for her second family of students, her joy is in her daughter, Hayley Lynn, named after Harry and Libby, her maternal grandparents, who are her constant source of inspiration and a true example of eternal love.
BRIAN LOESCH (Lighting Designer) graduated with a Degree in Technical Theatre from Suffolk County Community College. He has previously designed South Pacific, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Kiss Me Kate for Gateway. This is Brian’s seventh season as part of the Gateway family, and sixth season as Master Electrician. Other design credits include Paraffin Touch (Suffolk County Community College), The Man Who Would Be King (World Premiere at the Antrim Playhouse), Kiss Me Kate (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), the 2003 National Tour of George M! (Candlewood Int./Mainstage Productions), and the 2004 National Tour of Titanic (Candlewood Int.).
STEPHEN HOLLENBECK (Costume Designer) This award-winning costume designer joined the Costume World team in 2002. For over a decade, he was the Costume Designer for the Indianapolis Civic Theatre where he won the prestigious Encord Award. His award-winning designs include Oklahoma, Pippin, and My Fair Lady. His designs for Into the Woods won state, regional, and national awards and Stephen was thrilled to be able to tour Japan with this production. Since joining Costume World, Stephen has designed Crazy For You and George M! for Candlewood Productions, Cinderella and Forum for the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, Ragtime for Musical Theatre Southwest, and for Gateway Miss Saigon and The King and I. He is pleased to once again be working with the Gateway Playhouse.
ERIN KRAUS (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at the Gateway Playhouse for her fifth season. She recently returned from the National Tour of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Some of her favorite credits include The Will Rogers Follies, West Side Story, and Forbidden Broadway. Erin would like to thank everyone at the Gateway playhouse, especially Paul and Stanley, for all their support. She would also like to thank Mom, Dad, and Brigid for their love and inspiration. Erin would like to dedicate these performances to Mom, the strongest woman she knows.
MICHAEL BOYER (Resident Scenic Designer/ Technical Director) has designed scenery for over 250 productions, which have been seen from Stockholm to Diamond Head and from Key West to Hong Kong. Recent productions he has designed at Gateway Playhouse have included Fiddler on the Roof, Forbidden Broadway, and On the Town. This season he designed Swingtime Canteen, Gypsy, Fosse, and Cabaret. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and United Scenic Artists, Local 829. This winter Mike will be the Resident Scenic Designer/Technical Director at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West on Mallory Square, where, weather permitting, the sunset festivities take place daily. He is pleased to be working with his friend Dom again, and he would like to extend a special thanks to the crew for helping to make this another successful season at Gateway.