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Conceived by
David Grapes & Todd Olson

Book by
Todd Olson

June 20—July 8
in Bellport

"Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly away."

Take a seat for My Way. As the glittering nightclub and smoky lights appear on the stage and one of close to sixty unforgettable tunes begins its opening bars, close your eyes for just a moment. You just may be transported back to a time long gone, when style and romance were synonymous with an evening out. For the first time on Long Island, enjoy with us the professional premier of this outstanding tribute. Frank once said that the secret of his success was to sing great songs. My Way offers some of the greatest music of the 20th Century. Our distinguished cast will dance, sing, quip and charm to tunes by Arlen, Kahn, Mercer, Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Miller, Kern, Porter and more. "It's perfect for a flying honeymoon—they say...Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly away."

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Production Info

Gateway Playhouse


A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Conceived by
David Grapes & Todd Olson
Book by
Todd Olson
Associate Producer
General Manager
Artistic Director
Production Manager
Company Manager
Production Stage Manager
Scenic Designer
Costume Coordinator
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Costume Consultant
Musical Direction by
Directed and Choreographed by
My Way is presented by special arrangement with Summerwind Productions
PO Box 430, Windsor, CO 80528



*member of Actors' Equity Association



Who's Who

RYAN KELLY (Woman #1) Miss Staten Island 2002, adores Sinatra, and is thrilled to be in My Way. Off-Broadway: Elsa in Joy, (Actors Playhouse), Ensemble in The Hating Pot, (BAM), Regional: Maggie in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, (WVA Public Theatre), Brooke in Noises Off, (Snug Harbor). Film: Tiffany in Dorian Blues, Sissy in Outrage, (with Michael Madsen). TV: American Airlines Commercial, (with James Gandolfini), ABC’s All My Children & MTV’s Parental Approval. NYC Jazz/Cabaret Shows at: Birdland, The Duplex, Danny’s Skylight Room, The Bitter End, Dillon’s, The New York Comedy Club, Bryant Park, The San Gennaro’s Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, & The Broadway Waterfront Festival. Ryan received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon and is an AEA Member. Love to mom & dad. 

PAT MCROBERTS (Man #2) starred as Chris in Miss Saigon on Broadway and in Los Angeles, Chicago, Vancouver, Denver, Cleveland and Detroit. Buddy in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story National Tour and recently at the Carousel Dinner Theatre. Other Regional productions include Man of La Mancha (Long Wharf); Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical (Studio Arena); Hair, Forever Plaid (Downtown Cabaret); My Way: A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra, Weekend Comedy (Totem Pole); Prelude to a Kiss (Chicago); WMKS: Where Music Kills Sorrow (Barter, Fulton Opera House, Missouri Repertory); On the Road (Florida Studio); Anything Goes (Arkansas Repertory); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Yoko Ono’s New York Rock off-Broadway on Capitol Records. TV credits include recurring roles on All My Children, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns. Pat has a B.A. in Music from Otterbein College. 

JAY MONTGOMERY (Man #1) is thrilled to be making his Gateway debut in My Way. Jay has appeared on Broadway as Whizzer in Falsettos. He has toured nationally with Falsettos, and twice with the AIDS benefit Heart Strings. Regionally, Jay has played Antony in Sweeney Todd with George Hearn, the Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie, Robert in Company, Che in Evita, Rutledge in 1776, Billy in Anything Goes, Anatoly in Chess, Cliff in Cabaret, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, Valentin in Kiss Of The Spider Woman, and Sky in Guys and Dolls. Other credits include: Jacques Brel, An O. Henry Christmas, and the world premiere of Charles Strauss’ You Never Know. Jay has worked at Alabama Shakespeare, Trinity Rep, The Pioneer, Walnut Street, The Pittsburgh Public, The West Viginia Public, Missouri Rep, and The Paper Mill Playhouse, among others. Television credits include: Baywatch, Riptide, and one particularly bad episode of Melrose Place. Jay resides in Staten Island with his impossibly lovely wife, Tamara Jenkins. Jay dedicates this performance to his father. 

WORTH WILLIAMS (Woman #2) is thrilled to be at Gateway for the first time. Most recently, Worth was seen in the 1st National Tour of Hairspray, playing Amber Von Tussel. Favorite roles include: Luisa in The Fantasticks and Sandy in Grease. TV: Guiding Light. Worth also had the honor of performing twice as a soloist for the Boston Pops Orchestra. Graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Love to Mom, Dad, and Mike. Worth dedicates this performance to Betty, her glamorous grandmother, who introduced her to this fabulous music. 

PAUL ALLAN (Producer) has been involved in theatre since before he can remember. In the early days of Gateway, he spent his summers following around his grandfather who had his hands full trying to make ends meet - running a theatre in the 60’s. Paul grew up here, looking forward to each summer and being able to do more each year. By the time he was a teenager he was beginning to take charge of maintaining this 7 acre complex as well as becoming an integral part of the back stage crew. In the 80’s as a young Gateway producer, Paul spent part of the winter months working in NY on many off-Broadway shows - serving as technical supervisor, production manager, and/or show carpenter. At the same time he co-founded a touring company whose shows traveled throughout the US and other countries worldwide. The set rental company was also founded at this time and Gateway scenery is constantly being trucked to various theatres across the country. The main focus, though, is still the productions he produces here for our patrons.  

KEITH ANDREWS (Director/ Choreographer): is especially excited to be back at Gateway after just directing Cold As Ice, as well as last year’s production of Urinetown and 2005’s The Full Monty. He started at Gateway by performing in The Music Man and Big: The Musical, as well as Assistant Choreographing the latter. In the weeks between Cold As Ice and My Way, Keith directed The Full Monty at The Ogunquit Playhouse, starring Hunter Foster and Sally Struthers. Previously, Keith has directed the National Tours of the Full Monty and Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah.He has also directed and choreographed at many regional and stock theaters throughout the country. Recent credits include: Pirates of Penzance and My Way, the Sinatra Tribute at St. Michael’s Playhouse, Dirty Blonde at the Barnstormers Theater, Sweet CharityGodspell, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Forever Plaid, and many more. Keith choreographed the off-Broadway revival of Hello Muddah..., as well as productions of Joseph..., Little Me, and Promises, Promises, to name a few. As a performer, Keith has toured around the world with shows such as: West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mame, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In educational theater, he directs and choreographs the student showcases at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and has directed in the musical theater program at the USDAN Center for the Creative and Performing Arts here on Long Island. Thanks to Frank and thanks again to Robin and Paul for everything and then some more. 

FRANK SPITZNAGEL (Musical Director) is happy to be returning to Gateway after a 16 year hiatus. After many years touring and playing regional theaters, Frank was resident musical director for Chicago City Limits (NYC’s longest running improv show) for 10 years, and still spends time playing for improv shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade and many other venues. He does a lot of work at Lincoln Center, where he premiered a Benny Golson work with Itzhak Perlman and is also resident pianist for the “Meet the Artist” Broadway series. He has been seen on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”, and his work has been heard on Comedy Central and in many short and independent films, including “The Jimmy Show” starring Ethan Hawke. Frank’s worked with members of Saturday Night Live and with kids in an inner-city theater program. He’s happily married to talented actor/singer Michele, and is pleased to be working again with director Keith Andrews. 

ROBIN JOY ALLAN (Casting and Artistic Director) has been the Casting Director at Gateway for the last twelve years. Four years ago, she became the Artistic Director at Gateway which includes not only several Manhattan excursions to cast all productions, but involves planning advertising strategies for all productions, hiring creative staff, designing season ads, posters and booklets, overseeing artistic aspects of each production, costumes, sets and wigs, overseeing Children’s Theatre, beautifying the Gateway property from choosing paint colors for actor housing, to adding new perennial floral additions to  back home into the wonderland setting of her childhood, she did thrive in Corporate America, spending five years in Los Angeles, casting several TV pilots, MOW’s and feature films. You’ll find her name on the feature films; Parenthood, When Harry Met Sally, Lord of the Flies, Side Out and Ghost. Along with her Artistic and Casting Director duties, she is the force behind Gateway’s Acting School Division, where she teaches the advanced classes. This is her most impassioned work. Her daughter Hayley, inspires her every day. She hopes her effort is good enough to honor her family, and their amazing effort all these years to bring theatre with integrity to Long Island. 

MARCIA MADEIRA (Lighting Designer) is pleased to design her 20th production for Gateway Playhouse. Her favorites are: Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Fantasticks, Sugar, 42nd Street, On The Town, Swing, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Wizard of Oz. Recently she designed her fifth ice show for Royal Caribbean: Encore Ice Spectacular for the new largest cruise ship in the world Liberty of the Seas and Blades and Ice Dancin’ for the Navigator of the Seas. Last year she was in Japan, China and Singapore with Rent. She received a Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for Nine directed by Tommy Tune with Raul Julia. Other Broadway designs include My One and Only with Tommy Tune and Twiggy; Marilyn, An American Fable with Allison Reed and Scott Bakula; and The Music Man with Dick van Dyke. Off-Broadway designs include: Side by Side by Sondheim at the Dicapo Opera Theatre; Cloud 9 directed by Tommy Tune; Privates On Parade with Jim Dale and Simon Jones directed by Larry Carpenter, choreography by Daniel Pelzig; and The Transposed Heads at Lincoln Center, written and directed by Julie Taymor. 

CODY SPENCER (Sound Designer) Most recently, Cody has been a free lance Audio Engineer in New York City, working in many venues including The Rainbow Room, The Box, and The Museum of Natural History. He was the Sound Board Operator for the Off- Broadway productions of La Magnani and Adrift in Macao, the new Christopher Durang musical that was performed at Primary Stages. This was after he returned from the National Tour of Rent, where he was the Monitor Engineer. Cody spent last summer as the Audio Engineer here at the Gateway Playhouse. He got his start and spent four years at Stages St. Louis. Some of his favorite credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1776, and The Fantasticks. Cody would like to thank his friends and family, as well as Paul Allan, for all their support and also his girlfriend, Erin, even though she never thanks him in her bios. 

KELLY TIGHE (Scenic Designer) Off- Broadway: The Fantasticks, Almost Heaven. National Tours: Movin’ Out. Regional: Aida, Cats, The Full Monty, and Jesus Christ Superstar (Gateway Playhouse); Beauty and the Beast, Grease, Titanic, The Who’s Tommy, My Fair Lady (Contra Costa Musical Theatre); Annie, Kiss Me Kate, Joseph/Dreamcoat (Ohio’s Carousel Dinner Theater); West Side Story, The Scarlet Pimpernel (Diablo Light Opera Co.); Around The World In 80 Days, The Pavilion, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Center Repertory Co.); The Laramie Project, A Midsummer Nights Dream (PPAS/NYC). Mr. Tighe served as the resident Scenic designer for Western Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse (The Music Man starring William Katt and Josie DeGuzman, and the world premiere of Will’s Women starring Amanda McBroom), as well as Center Rep in the San Francisco Bay Area. Television: Sunday Night Woah! (starring Mo Rocca) for Animal Planet as well as several spots for Verizon, Kit Kat, Disney, and the Oxygen network. Awards and recognitions: Northern California’s “Shellie”, Drama- Logue, and the S.F. Bay Area’s Outer Critic’s Circle. Kelly resides in New York City. 

SHANNON O’CONNOR (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back for her third season at Gateway Playhouse. Past favorites include: Evita, 42nd Street, Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and La Cage Aux Folles (Gateway Playhouse). Shannon would like to thank Jovon, Erin, Joe Min, and her amazing family for all their support. Shannon would like to give special thanks to the Allan’s for giving her this amazing opportunity. Shannon is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.