JILL ARINGTON

(Education Director and Assistant General Manager; Prologues) is a graduate of DeSales University and delighted to be back on campus for her fifth season with PSF. She has previously worked at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J.

Christine Baglivio

(Ensemble/Dance Captain, Les Miz) is a recent graduate of DeSales University where she majored in musical theatre. PSF credits include Chava in Fiddler on the Roof and Kate in Oklahoma!

Kristian Derek Ball

(Sound Designer, Foreigner) has designed sound and written music for theatrical and film companies both nationally and internationally, as well as recorded and produced music for various artists and musicians worldwide. As an accomplished artist and performer, his work is featured with Franklin Furnace Archive (New York MoMA), Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City), Lehigh University Art Gallery (Bethlehem) and most recent Arizona State University, School of Art. For more on him and his work visit www.kristianderekball.com.

ALEX BECHTEL

(Composer/Sound Designer/Music Director: Henry V) is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist. As an actor, writer, composer, sound designer, music director, and director, Alex has worked with 1812 Productions, Arden Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, New Paradise Laboratories, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, Applied Mechanics, Groundswell Theatre Company, Strange Attractor, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, Drexel University, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2011, Alex received a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Music Direction for his work on The Walnut’s My Way.  Recent music compositions and designs include PSF's 2014 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Moon Man Walk for Orbiter 3, Hackles and Go Long Big Softie for Lightning Rod Special, Henry IV: Your Prince & Mine for Shakespeare in Clark Park, and 1812 Productions' Bunny Bunny, Dave & Aaron Go to Work, and This is the Week That Is.

VALERIE BERGER

(Young Company; Witch, Rapunzel; Ensemble, Les Miz; Ensemble, Henry V; Ensemble, Foreigner)   is so happy to be back for her second season at PSF. Previous company credits include Fruma Sarah, Fiddler on the Roof, Witches swing, Macbeth, and mouse, Cinderella.

JON BERRY*

(Enjolras, Les Miz) is a graduate of Larry Silverberg’s True Acting Institute for Meisner training and an alumni of Wright State University’s BFA Acting program. He has appeared in numerous professional productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Closer, Proof and Evita. Jon has also costarred in the hit television shows Nashville and Drop Dead Diva. Jon is also a seasoned martial artist with more than 15 years of experience training under the legendary Stephen K. Hayes.

AMY E. BEST

(Costume Designer, Rapunzel 80 Days) has been the resident costume designer for DeSales University’s Act 1 since 2000.  She has designed costumes for PSF’s productions of Lend Me A Tenor, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella in 2014 and 2009, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio, The Princess & the Pea, Aladdin, Private Lives, The Little Mermaid, Around the World in 80 Days in 2015, Snow White, Sleuth, Dracula, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and The Playboy of the Western World.  Her designs have been seen in and around Chicago, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and England. Amy is also the Director of the DeSales Summer Theatre Institute.

PHOENIX BEST

(Young Company; Bunny, Rapunzel; Ensemble, Eponine u/s, Les Miz; Ensemble, Henry V), a recent DeSales graduate, is thrilled to return to her third season at PSF. Last season, she played the title role in Cinderella and was previously seen in shows such as Two Gentlemen of Verona, Oklahoma! and Henry VIII. Act 1 credits include Velma Kelly in Chicago and Clarissa in Little Women.

Allyson Borgstrom

(Young Company; Eenie, Rapunzel; Ensemble, Les Miz; Ensemble, Pericles) is a rising junior at DeSales University and is thrilled to be spending her summer with such wonderful performers. Her favorite roles include Jo March in Little Women and Christina Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa, both Act I productions. She is making her PSF debut in the ensemble of Les Miserables and as the Daughter in Pericles. You can also catch her as Eenie in Rapunzel.

ALAIN BOUBLIL

is the author of the librettos and original lyrics for the musicals, La Révolution Française (1973), Les Misérables (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996) and The Pirate Queen (2006), all in collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg, as well as Marguerite (2008) with Michel Legrand, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. Boublil is the recipient of two Tony Awards (Best Score and Best Book), two Grammys, two Victoire de la Musique Awards and a Molière Award for Les Misérables. He received an Evening Standard Drama Award for Miss Saigon and a Laurence Olivier Award for Martin Guerre. He is the author of the play, The Diary of Adam and Eve (based upon short stories by Mark Twain), and the prize-winning French novel, Les dessous de soi. He co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced the soundtrack of the Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated film, Les Misérables. He has co-conceived and produces the “Do You Hear The People Sing” concert series, the symphonic evening of songs from Boublil and Schönberg musicals, which has recently played in major U.S. cities and has just opened its Australasian tour in Shanghai. He recently received a New York Chapter Honors Grammy award for his outstanding contribution to the creative community. He is currently working on a revised version of Martin Guerre to open in the U.K. in 2014/2015. While Miss Saigon makes its return to London’s West End this year, Broadway also welcomes back Les Misérables. Alain Boublil lives in New York with his wife, actress/singer Marie Zamora, and is the father of four sons.

Mark Brown

(Playwright, Around the World in 80 Days) is an award-winning writer. His musical China – The Whole Enchilada was named Outstanding Musical of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival. His play Around the World in 80 Days has literally been produced around the world, from Off-Broadway, NYC to Baridhara Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has been on many “Best Of” lists and has garnered many awards since its premiere in 2001. Tom Jones, his adaptation of the ribald Henry Fielding novel, received its world premiere in 2014 and has been called, “Clever, silly and highly theatrical!” His musical China – The Whole Enchilada was named Outstanding Musical of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and has been called “funny, smart, surprisingly deep, and very enjoyable.” Mark’s play The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge has been called “a sequel worthy of Dickens’ approval,” “a worthy new entry into the holiday canon,” and is the number one selling show in the Taproot Theatre’s history. His adaptation of The Little Prince (Co-written with Paul Kiernen) set box office records at the Hippodrome Theatre and the Orlando Theatre Project. His play Poe – Deep Into That Darkness Peering (Co-written with Mark Rector) hasn’t won a thing but is a darn good play and should be produced more often.

Mark received his acting training at the American Conservatory Theatre and has appeared in theatres across the country, including the Tony Award-winning companies South Coast Repertory, the McCarter Theatre (Company member: five years), and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Films include Out of Sight (with George Clooney), Holy Man(with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum) and Amy’s O (Winner Best Film: Santa Barbara Film Festival). Notable TV credits include the Emmy Award-winning series From the Earth to the Moon (with Tom Hanks), House, Ally McBeal, Providence, Diagnosis Murder, and countless commercials and made-for-TV films. His song “Bring Me Back Home”, which he wrote and performed, appears in the film The Dig.

David Button

(Ellard Simms, Foreigner) is Artistic Director of the Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where he’s been an acting company member since 2006. He received his B.A. in Theatre with an Acting/Directing focus from DeSales University. Credits: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), How to Succeed (Finch), Ragtime (Younger Brother), The Secret Garden (Dickon), and Dirty Blonde (Charlie). Button is ecstatic to return to the stage where he first performed the role of Ellard in 2003.

IAN P. CARR

(Sound Designer, Les Miz) Ian is thrilled to return home to PSF for his 6th season! Ian has spent the last few years as sound engineer of Broadway national tours including Legally Blonde: The Musical, Rock of Ages, and Sister Act the Musical. Currently, Ian is Head of Sound on the 1st National Tour of Disney’s Newsies. Proud DSU alum.

STEPHEN CASEY

(Choreographer, Musical Staging, Les Miz) Previously for PSF:  Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Forum, 1776. For Bristol Riverside Theatre:  Ragtime, Little Shop of Horrors (Barrymore nomination), What a Glorious Feeling, Pride and Prejudice, Rent. For Montgomery Theatre:  Marry Me a Little, The Musical of Musicals (Barrymore Nomination), I Love You You're Perfect, Now Change.  Also, Dames at Sea, Anything Goes, All Shook Up, and Tommy for West Virginia Public Theatre, and Irving Berlin's White Christmas for Arizona Broadway Theatre.  Recently for Desales University he choreographed How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and will direct and choreograph Me and My Girl next season.  Upcoming projects include directing and choreographing Footloose for West Virginia Public Theatre, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical at Montgomery Theatre, and Carousel for Arizona Broadway Theatre.

MELISSA CHACÓN*

(Production Stage Manager, Les Miz, Foreigner, Henry V) recently stage managed The Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy. National tours: We Will Rock You, Billy Elliot, RENT and Contact.  Off Broadway: Avenue Q. Other credits include: Shida- A New Musical (A.R.T.), 1001, Pinkalicious, Jimi & Mr. B, Circle of Friends, The American Girls Revue as well as Much Ado About Nothing and The School for Husbands (NY Classical Theatre). She earned her MFA in Stage Management from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.

PETER DANELSKI

(Ensemble, Pericles; Shakespeare for Kids) Peter is very grateful to be back at PSF.  After graduating from DeSales last spring Peter spent the year studying for his master’s at Trinity College Dublin.  During his time in Ireland, he remained active within Trinity’s Dublin Players as well as the Lir National Academy.  Previous Festival credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry VIII, The Two Noble Kinsmen, among others.

Akeem Davis

(Bedford, Henry V) is from Miami, Fla., and a graduate of Florida State University. In Philadelphia this season, Akeem has acted with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Act II Playhouse, Theatre Horizon, and twice at InterAct Theatre Company. Akeem is a proud man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Brad DePlanche*

(Passepartout, Around the World in 80 Days; Cerimon/Pander, Pericles) PSF: Pseudolus, Pompey, Trinculo, Merriman, Irma Vep. Recent: Henry V at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Feste in Twelfth Night at Tennessee Shakespeare Company, and Detective Fix in 80 Days at American Stage in St. Pete. Regional Theatre: Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Conservatory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Clarence Brown Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Florida Rep, Florida Studio Theatre, and Actor’s Playhouse. Upcoming: Patsy in Spamalot directed by Jim Helsinger at OST and Porthos in The Three Musketeers at People’s Light and Theatre Company. Brad holds an MFA from A.C.T. in San Francisco.

Chris deProphetis*

(Bishop, Grantaire, u/s Javert, Les Miz) National Tours: South Pacific (1st National/ Lincoln Center), RentMiss Saigon. Favorite Regional: Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Delaware Theatre Co.), Francis in Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Walnut Street), Emmett in Legally Blonde (Westchester Broadway), Man #2 in World Goes 'Round (Half Moon)Lt. Shaw in Secret Garden (Stages St. Louis), and Chris in Miss Saigon (bunch of places). Christopher is a graduate of the Guildford School of Acting in England.

Nathan Diehl

(conductor, Les Miz) returns to PSF for his fifth season he most recently served as musical director for PSF’s Oklahoma! and Fiddler on the Roof.  For DeSales University, Nate has musical directed, conducted, and accompanied over a dozen Act I productions.  As an educator, he teaches elementary music and serves as music department coordinator at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem.  Nate holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Moravian College and a Master of Music degree from West Chester University.

Brendan Doyle

(Young Company; Douglas, Rapunzel; Constable, Les Miz; Ensemble, Pericles) is thrilled to be returning to PSF for his second season. A rising senior at DeSales, he was recently seen as Mr. Bratt (How to Succeed) and Laurie (Little Women).

JACOB DRESCH*

(Charlie, Foreigner; Dauphin/ Nym, Henry V) simply loves returning to the PSF repertory having thoroughly enjoyed himself last year as both Max and Malcolm in Lend Me a Tenor and Macbeth. Other PSF favorites include: Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra, Shawn Keogh in Playboy of the Western World, and Fenton/Nym in The Merry Wives of Windsor. He currently teaches at the New York Film Academy. Training: MFA from UC Irvine, BA from DeSales University.

J. BENNET DURHAM

(Music Director, Les Miz) is coordinator of choral activities & liturgical music at DeSales University, where he conducts the university's three choral ensembles, teaches courses in music theory, and coordinates applied music studies. He has also served as musical director for musicals including Act 1's recent productions of The Music Man and I Love a Piano. He holds a B.A. in music and religion from Centre College and a M.M. in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Mike Eldred*

(Valjean, Les Miz) Credits include Valjean, Les Misérables (Broadway/Aspen Theatre/Studio Tenn), The Civil War (Broadway/National Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (25th Anniversary Tour/Broadway), West Side Story (Tennessee Rep/Nashville Symphony), Tapestry(Tennessee Rep), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (World Premiere - TPAC).  His performance of Tony in West Side Story (Naxos/Nashville Symphony) earned international praise as “arguably the best ‘Tony’ on record.” (Sondheim Review.)  Mike has performed in concert with over 40 symphony orchestras in North America, often using his performances to raise awareness for causes close to him.  In Montana, Mike’s JOHN DENVER concert raised thousands for CASA and kicked off a fundraiser bicycle ride, where he rode nearly 400 miles in five days from Glacier Park to Yellowstone.

Beth Egan

(Factory Girl/ Ensemble, u/s Mme. Thenardier, Les Miz) is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales and is absolutely thrilled for her second summer with PSF! Last summer she served as the Costumes Intern and dresser for 3 PSF productions. This summer, she is making her PSF acting debut and could not be more excited. Act 1 credits include The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo), Dancing at Lughnasa (Maggie Mundy), and Harvey (Betty Chumley).

ELIZABETH ELLIOTT

(Lighting Designer, Rapunzel) Liz is the resident lighting and sound designer for DeSales University and has designed PSF's children's show since 2008. Over the years she has designed in New York City, Philadelphia, Ohio, Michigan, Utah, as well as internationally in Germany and Italy.

Kate Fahrner*

(Fantine, Les Miz) is thrilled to be making her Penn Shakes debut! Broadway: Wicked (Glinda). National Tours: Lincoln Center's South Pacific, The Full Monty, Cats. Off-Broadway: Under My Skin, The Gig, Sarah Plain and Tall. Regional Favorites: Elf (Jovie), An Ideal Husband (Mrs. Cheveley), Born Yesterday (Billie Dawn), Sam Mendez's Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Miss Saigon (Ellen), Grease (Rizzo), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Annie (Lily St. Regis).

Grace Anne Field*

(Ensemble, u/s Cossette/Fantine, Les Miz) is so excited to be returning to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer! She has performed in multiple productions across the country at theatres including June Havoc Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Surflight Theatre, The Fulton Theatre and many more! Favorite roles include Magnolia in Showboat; Laurey in Oklahoma; Nellie in South Pacific; Sandy in Grease; Cosette in Les Miserables and Cinderella in Into the Woods and others. www.facebook.com/graceannefield

SAM FLEMING

(Costume Designer, Henry) PSF:, Fiddler. The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (both in 2012), South Pacific, Pride & Prejudice and Hamlet (2011).  Her designs have been seen at theatres across the country including the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co, Playmaker's Repertory, Hartford Stage, Denver Center, Peterborough Players, Center Stage, Houston Opera Studio, Skylight Opera, ACT Seattle, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Rep. She designed more than 50 productions for Milwaukee Repertory Theater during 14 seasons. NYC credits include Pearl Theatre, and The Mint. She is the associate costume designer for The Phantom of the Opera USA.

CASEY WILLIAM GALLAGHER

(Managing Director) began his professional theatre career at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in 1994.  Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development.  Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments.  During this time, PSF subscriptions have grown by 77%, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to over 170 actors, directors, designers, musicians, technicians, and administrators. Last year under Casey’s leadership the Festival hosted the 23rd annual Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) conference, and 122 managing, artistic and education directors from 27 states and 8 countries visited the region.  Casey was the STA treasurer for three years and has been proud to represent PSF at past STA conferences from Lennox, Mass., to Cedar City, Utah, to London, England. For five years Casey was the director of audience services at The People’s Light & Theatre Company, and while there, he managed a 20+ staff in box office, subscriptions, group sales, telemarketing, house management, souvenirs, and concessions for an eight-show season which played to 90% capacity with an annual attendance of 80,000 patrons.  Casey has also been a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre and has worked for Fringe Arts and 1812 Productions. He is a member of the PSF Board of Directors and has previously been a member of the board of directors for Civic Theatre of Allentown and People’s Light.  He looks forward to the future of PSF and its 2030 Vision.

Eliza Gilbert*

(Madame Thenardier, Les Miz) NYC: Twelfth Night (Essential Theatre Group, The Tank & NYC Fringe). REGIONAL: Crimes of the Heart, A Christmas Carol (Triad Stage), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Asheville Lyric Opera), 1940s Radio Hour (Parkway Playhouse), The Mikado, Iolanthe, The Gondoliers, Down In The Valley (Asheville Light Opera). EDUCATIONAL: Romeo and Juliet, Self Defense, Female Transport (UNCG). Nunsense II, Reckless, Charlotte’s Web (Summer Rep). TV: Show Me a Hero (HBO film). EDUCATION: BFA, UNC Greensboro. www.etgilbert.com

MATT GIVEN

(Sound Designer, Les Miz) This season marks Matthew’s 11th season as Resident Sound Designer for PSF. During that time Matthew had designed over forty productions; some of his notable PSF designs include: The Winter’s Tale, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, King Lear, Dracula, Hamlet (2011), Romeo & Juliet (2010), Sleeping Beauty and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Matthew has also designed for other regional theatre throughout the country; most recently The Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Theatre Exile, The Centenary Stage Company, and Arcadia University. Matthew holds an MFA in sound design from Ohio University.

Spencer Glass

(Jean Provaire/Pimp/Laborer/Montparnasse, Les Miz) is over the moon about working at PSF. He recently finished Les Miserables at the New Huntington. Credits include Goodspeed Opera House, Weston Playhouse, Gloucestor Stage, NYC Fringe, and Disney Cruise Line.

Patrick Golebiowski

(Guard, Rapunzel; Asst. to the Director, Les Miz), a fresh DeSales alumni from Middletown N.J., is excited to be part of this year’s PSF. Fighting the urge to write something silly, Patrick is making his professional debut. Act 1 credits include Dancing at Lughnasa  (Jack), Little Women (Mr. Laurence), and many others. He was also director for Act 3’s Hansel & Gretel. Special thanks to family and friends, as well as Patrick and Dennis for this opportunity!

Brad Greer*

(Marius, Les Miz) Off-Broadway/NY: The Orion Experience, I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center). Regional credits include Legally Blonde (Virginia Musical Theatre), Grease (Walnut Street Theatre/Riverside Theatre), Altar Boyz (Nat'l Tour), Joseph...Dreamcoat (ToTS), Five Course Love (Geva Theatre Center).  Brad is also a proud member of The Broadway Boys, Broadway Inspirational Voices, and AEA. BFA Musical Theatre, University of the Arts.

Tim Gulan*

(Thenardier, Les Miz) PST Debut!  Broadway & Tours:  Les Miserables 25th Anniversary, The Last Ship, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Some Like It Hot, Picasso at the Alpine Agile, Carousel, Falsettos, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Passion, The Frogs.  Premieres: For the Boys,  Emma, Houdini, Eliot Ness in Cleveland, the King Stag, Just So, Get In the Car.  Movies/TV: South Pacific (Carnegie Hall), LCT’s Passion, The Knick, Salt, MacGruber, Ice Age, Boardwalk Empire, EL&IC, The Producers. www.timothygulan.com

Ryan Hagan

(Young Company; Moe, Rapunzel; u/s Passepartout, 80 Days; Ensemble, Pericles) is a rising senior at DeSales and is ecstatic to be joining PSF this summer! Regional: The Full Monty (Ethan Girard) and Sordid Lives (Ty Williamson), Clear Space Theatre. DeSales University: Lost in Yonkers,…Ebenezer Scrooge, and Harvey.

ALISON HASSMAN*

(Production Stage Manager, Foreigner/Henry)  is thrilled to return to  PSF for shows #7 and #8.  Off-Broadway:  Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton, Phoenix (with Julia Stiles), Los Monólogos de la Vagina, The Brightness of Heaven.  New York: 24 Play Company, Cherry Lane, 59E59, the York.  Dance:  New York City Ballet, Hunter College. Regional: Two River, McCarter, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Trinity Rep.

ERIC T. HAUGEN

(Lighting Designer, Les Mis/ 80 Days) In recent seasons, Eric has designed the lighting for some of the more memorable PSF productions such as: Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, 1776, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, King Lear, Amadeus, and My Fair Lady, among others.  His theatrical lighting has been seen Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country.  Eric’s Orlando, FL based company, Luminous Design Studios, provides lighting designs for television, themed entertainment, and architectural projects worldwide.  www.LD-Studios.com

JIM HELSINGER

(Director, Foreigner) Directing credits at PSF include Lend Me a Tenor, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Sleuth, The Imaginary Invalid, Charley’s Aunt, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).  Other directing credits include: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Florida Studio Theatre, Actor’s Playhouse, Florida Repertory Theatre, Cape May Stage, New York Fringe Festival and Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (where he serves as Artistic Director, 20th season). Jim has acted at PSF in the roles of Lady Bracknell, Master Ford, Don Armado, Parolles, Bassanio, Malvolio (2x), Arnolphe, Dogberry and Bottom.  He has performed Off-Broadway in The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Contrast; regionally in the title roles of Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Dracula, and Henry V; and in TV/Film in From the Earth to the Moon, Noah Knows Best, Mortal Kombat and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. As a playwright, his adaptation of Dracula: the Journal of Jonathan Harker was also produced at PSF. He is a member of National Theatre Conference, National New Play Network, and past president of the Shakespeare Theater Association. www.orlandoshakes.org. Twitter @jimhelsinger

Sophia Henkel

(Young Eponine, Les Miz) is thrilled to be performing in Les Misérables at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival! She most recently performed in Mary Poppins at the Walnut Street Theatre.

Eric Hissom*

(Detective Fix/ et.al, 80 Days; Helicanus/Boult/et.al, Pericles) has appeared at PSF in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), A Man for All Seasons, The Tempest (twice!), and Around the World in 80 Days (now twice!). Recent credits include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Arena Stage, the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot at Cleveland Playhouse, Cyrano at the Arden Theatre, the national tour of The 39 Steps, and the world premiere of Aaron Posner’s Life Sucks at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. He has a MFA from Florida State University’s Asolo Conservatory.

Dan Hodge*

(Cambridge, Henry V; Clan, Foreigner; Creator, The Rape of Lucrece) is proud to be returning to the Festival, where he previously appeared in The Winter’s Tale, King Lear and Measure for Measure.  Based in Philadelphia, Dan has worked with the Walnut Street, Wilma, InterAct, and Theatre Exile among others.  He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective where his one-man The Rape of Lucrece premiered.  Dan holds an MFA from the Old Globe, San Diego, and can next be seen in the Arden’s production of Equivocation.

Stephanie Hodge

(Young Company; Rapunzel, Rapunzel; u/s Aouda, Foley Artist 80 Days; Ensemble, Pericles) is honored to be making her regional debut with PSF! She just completed her freshman year as a Theatre Major at DeSales.

VICTOR HUGO

(1802-1885) A well-educated Renaissance man, Hugo grew up as the son of an officer in the army of Emperor Napoleon. He travelled extensively, and was immersed in the world of politics and writing. A published poet by the age of 20, Hugo also excelled at politics, earning his way into positions of importance where he worked to address the hunger, disease, and social injustice suffered by the French people. He advocated for abolishing the death penalty and fought for universal suffrage and proper education for all children.
Hugo based Jean Valjean, the protagonist of Les Misérables, on his friend Eugene Vidocq, a criminal who was pardoned and later praised for his philanthropy and social involvement. Vidocq became a private investigator later in his life—also inspiring Valjean’s archenemy and Les Miz antagonist, Inspector Javert.

Some elements of the novel were inspired by actual events in Hugo’s life. During the 1832 revolt, Hugo walked the streets of Paris, saw the barricades, and had to take shelter from gunfire. He participated more directly in the 1848 Paris insurrection.

When Napoleon III took power, Hugo fled France settled down on a small island off the coast of Normandy. Here he crafted his famous epic of mercy, justice and redemption, Les Misérables, which earned him praise in his homeland. (During his time in exile, he also wrote an essay titled “William Shakespeare,” originally intended to be an introduction for a collection of French translations of Shakespeare's plays written by his son. Hugo’s epic novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame predates Les Misérables by 31 years.) Hugo returned to France in 1870 and became a deputy in the National Assembly in 1871. He died in 1885 at the age of 83 and was given a national funeral. His body was buried in the Panthèon, otherwise known as the church of Sainte-Genevieve.

Jeremiah James*

(Javert, Les Miz) West End star and international recording artist Jeremiah James is thrilled to be joining this amazing cast of Les Miserables at PSF! With over 70 professional theater credits to his name some of his favorite roles include: WEST END: Billy Bigelow in the revival of Carousel, Savoy. OFF BROADWAY: El Gallo, The Fantasticks, TOURS: Curly in the Cameron Mackintosh/Trevor Nunn revival of Oklahoma! 1st National REGIONAL: Javert  Les Miserables Fulton ( Broadway World Award Nominee ),  Bobby Child in Crazy for You  Madrid ( LA Ovation Nominee ) Doctor Shocker in The Gay Bride of Frankenstein The REP (Spotlight Award Nominee), Alvaro Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo, River City Rep, Sky, The Great American Mousical,  Goodspeed ( Directed by Dame Julie Andrews ) RADIO: “Elaine Paige on Sunday” (BBC Radio), The Alan Carr Show (BBC Radio) and “Friday Night is Music Night” (BBC Radio).  TV: “The Alan Titchmarsh Show,” “This Morning” on ITV, The BBC New Year’s Eve countdown, “GMTV,” Port Charles (ABC) and “General Hospital” (ABC).  CONCERTS:  “The Royal Variety Performance,” (For HRH Queen Elizabeth the 2nd), "Music on fire", "Proms in Hyde Park" as well as many Symphonies across the US and abroad.  FILM: Agent X in Mayday (starring Geoffery Lewis).  RECORDINGS: Teatro Sony/BMG (Gold Records 1million Albums sold), and Solo Album  Tupelo Yellow Sound Label.  www.JeremiahJames.net

Trevor James

(Legles/Bamatabois/ Loud Hailer, u/s Feuilly/ Enjolras, Les Miz) is thrilled to return to the Lehigh Valley to join the players of PSF! A recent grad of NYU's Masters in vocal performance/musical theater after receiving his BM in Vocal Performance from Temple University. Regional credits include Frederick in Pirates of Penzance (Maples Repertory Theater), Dean Hyde in All Shook Up (Pines Dinner Theater), and Jacey Squires in The Music Man (Shawnee Playhouse). Other favorite roles include Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Angel City Four in City of Angels at NYU, and Roger in RENT and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd at Temple.

Louis Jannuzzi III

(Ensemble, Les Miz), a junior musical theatre major from Hillsborough, NJ, is thrilled to return to the PSF stage, after being the Fiddler in last year’s Fiddler on the Roof. DeSales credits include How to Succeed, Little Women, The Miser, Lost in Yonkers, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Music Man.

Jake Jobes

(Sound Supervisor/ Designer, Rapunzel) is a MFA candidate at the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music. He has designed professionally  in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and is happy to add Pennsylvania to this list. Favorite designs include: Speech and Debate; Enron; The Full Monty; Yo! Vikings; Vahalla; and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. www.jakejobes.com.

Amy Rose Johnson

(Ensemble/ Old Woman 1, Les Miz) is a rising sophomore musical theatre major at Desales University.  Making her Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival debut, she is grateful to have the opportunity to learn and grow with such a talented cast. This is her second time taking main stage, following her previous role as Meg March in Act 1’s production of Little Women.

MARLA JURGLANIS

is pleased to return to PSF having designed costumes for Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Othello and threeWillpower tours.  Marla is the Resident Costume Designer for People’s Light where she has designed over 100 productions. Marla’s designs have also been seen at Delaware Theatre Company, The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Alliance Theatre Company and George Street Playhouse.

Emiley Kiser

(Marina, Pericles; S4k) is an alumna of DeSales University and is delighted to be returning to PSF for a 5th season. She was last seen on the Labuda stage in Henry VIII. Most recent regional projects include Our Town (Palm Beach Dramaworks), Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland (Quintessence Theatre Group), and Pride and Prejudice (People's Light and Theatre).

Jordan King

(Young Eponine, Les Miz) Jordan King (Young Eponine) is thrilled to be a part of Les Miz, her ninth stage production. . Some of her favorite roles include, Brigitta, in The Sound of Music and Charlie in Willy Wonka. Jordan enjoys singing, acting, modeling and dancing.

GINA LAMPARELLA*

(Thaisa, Pericles) has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, Imaginary Friends, Jane Eyre, and the 10th anniversary company of Les Misérables. Gina’s work as a director includes the PSF production of Beauty and the Beast, and PSF’s Willpower tours of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing.  More on www.ginalamp.com

Elliot Lane*

(Courfeyrac/Constable/Babet, u/s Marius; Les Miz) is a native of Kentucky and NYC-based actor, is excited to be making his Pennsylvania Shakespeare debut! Off Broadway: Ghostlight, a new musical (Gerald). Regional: Hank Williams’ Lost Highway (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); The Secret Garden (Capital Repertory Theater); Oklahoma! (Temple Theater); Pirates of Penzance (Owens Performing Arts Center); Shrek, the Musical (Arundel Barn Playhouse); Fiddler on the Roof (Mac-Haydn Theater). www.elliotwlane.com

ANTHONY LAWTON*

(Canterbury/Fluellen/Scroop, Henry V; Owen, Foreigner) has worked as a professional actor for 23 years. Favorite roles include Feste in Twelfth Night (twice at PSF, once at Lantern), George in Of Mice and Men (Walnut St.), Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (Arden); man in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1812 Productions), Coleman in Lonesome West (Lantern), and Stephano in The Tempest (PSF). Since 1998, he has produced solo and small-cast works under the rubric of The Mirror Theatre Company, the mission statement of which is “Spiritual Theatre for a Spectacular Audience.” These works include Lewis’  The Great Divorce, The Screwtape, and Lawton’s autobiographical play, Heresy. www.anthonylawton.com

Tori Lewis

(Miney, Rapunzel; Ensemble/Young Prostitute, Les Miz; Diana/ Lady, u/s Marina, Pericles) is thrilled to be making her professional debut as part of this incredible season. Act 1 credits include Mariane in The Miser, and Margot in The Diary of Anne Frank, among others.

LARRY LIPKIS

(Music Director, On the Green) is Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College. He also directs the early music ensembles and teaches composition.  Larry performs and records with the Baltimore Consort, an internationally acclaimed early music ensemble specializing in popular music of Shakespeare’s time.  A prolific composer, Larry has written several concertos based on characters from the Commedia dell’Arte, which have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Houston Symphony, as well as incidental music to several Shakespeare plays.

SARAH MALEK

(Young Cosette, Les Miz) performs with L.A. Dance and Schuylkill Actor’s Guild; past shows include The Little MermaidAlice in Wonderland, and Wizard of Oz.

Brian McCann

(Grey, Henry V; Ensemble, Foreigner) returns to PSF after last summers’ Two Gentlemen of Verona. Brian is a Philadelphia based theater artist that has performed with The Philadelphia Artist Collective, The Arden Theater Company, 1812 Productions, Theater Exile, Lantern Theater and The Walnut Street Theater to name a few. Favorite roles include Iago in Othello (Curio Theater), Cyrano de Bergerac (Sandstone Theater) and Driscoll in The Sea Plays  (Phila. Artist Collective)

Molly McGorry

(Young Cosette, Les Miz) has been a student at Civic and Pennsylvania Youth Theaters, playing the role of Molly in Annie at both theaters.

Dane McMichael

(Young Company; Meenie, Rapunzel; Ensemble, Henry V; Ensemble, Foreigner) Dane is a rising Junior Acting/Directing major at DSU and is very humbled be in this wonderful program. Regional: Over the Tavern (Montgomery Theatre) PSF: Macbeth, Fiddler, Cinderella. DSU: The Miser, Music Man, How to Succeed in Business... Dane also works as a director, actor and writer with DSU's film department, and has had his work displayed in the University Film-fest.

Ian Moody

(Young Company; Liam, Rapunzel; Thaliard, Pericles) is from Leesport, PA.  He studied theatre at DeSales University. He looks forward to an exciting summer at PSF, working with immensely talented individuals.

PATRICK MULCAHY

(Producing Artistic Director, PSF). Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mulcahy has led PSF’s return to artistic excellence and financial stability, built the professional company of artists, oversaw the tripling of the endowment, and achieved increasing national recognition for the Festival. Further accomplishments include PSF’s first-ever awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and attracting a company of artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards to the Festival, growth in all income areas, a 75% increase in annual attendance, and the expansion of the number of Actors’ Equity contracts per season.

As a professional director, actor and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television, and radio. Mulcahy has acted with Angela Bassett, Peter MacNicol, Hal Holbrook, Joan Cusack, Don Cheadle, Anne Meara, Milo O’Shea, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shaloub, Bradley Whitford, and others at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Roundabout Theatre Company, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, and the Walnut Street Theatre. He served as a fight director for Tom Hulse and Timothy Busfield in A Few Good Men on Broadway and for Off-Broadway productions starring John Savage, John Mahoney, Marcia Gay Harden, and Patrick Dempsey. He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed Macbeth (2014), Hamlet (2011), Antony and Cleopatra (2009), The Winter’s Tale (2007), Henry IV, Part I (2005), The Tempest (1999), and acted in and served as fight director for The Taming of the Shrew (1998) and Julius Caesar (1997). Also head of acting at DeSales, Patrick holds an MFA from Syracuse University.

CHRISTOPHER PATRICK Mullen*

(Multiple roles, 80 Days; Pericles, Pericles) “CPM” is a graduate of DeSales. 24 productions with PSF (since 1992) include Henry VIII, Dracula…, Charley’s Aunt, Hamlet, The Mystery of Irma Vep, and The Glass Menagerie. Other credits include West Side Story (First National Tour); The Runner Strumbles (Off-Broadway), The Whaleship Essex (Vineyard Playhouse); When Are You Comin’ Back, Red Rider? (Retro Productions); Macbeth, A Little Night Music, Candide, and Assassins, (Arden Theatre); Company Member of People’s Light.TV: Law & Order. His new collaboration with John Ahlin ChipandGus (A Comedy with Balls) will be performed at Centenary Stage Company’s Black Box Festival!

Catherine T. Nadeau

(Wigmaker/ Ensemble, Les Miz) is a DeSales musical theatre senior with a music minor and dance concentration. Recent credits: Frosine in The Miser; Aunt March in Little Women; Miss Jones in How to Succeed….

STACY RENEE NORWOOD*

(Stage Manager, 80 Days/ Pericles) 5th Season with PSF. Beyond obtaining the friendships forged at PSF, Stacy's privileged to have stage manage the REPs of Macbeth and Lend Me A Tenor, as well as, Measure for Measure and The Importance of Being Earnest. She's thrilled to return to the Schubert where she worked on The Tempest and Comedy of Errors. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

SUZANNE O’DONNELL*

(Bawd, Pericles) is thrilled to return to PSF where recent credits include : Maria, Lend Me a Tenor, Witch/Porter, Macbeth, Miss Prism, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mistress Fordin The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other regional credits include The Arden Theatre (Dancing at Lughnasa, Romeo and Juliet), The Folger Theatre (Arcadia, The Comedy of Errors) and 1812 Productions (Boston Marriage). Recent Orlando Shakespeare Theatre credits include: Linda in the world premiere of Bad Dog, Emilia in Othello, Mrs. Henry Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility and Annette in God of Carnage. Suzanne is a proud graduate of DeSales University.

ILIA PAULINO

(Young Company; Queen, Rapunzel; Female Swing, Les Miz; Lychordia, Pericles) is a rising junior at Desales University and is beyond thrilled and blessed to be a part of this year’s season of PSF.

MATT PFEIFFER

(Director, Henry V/S4K; Prologues) Matt is a Philly born actor and director who serves as the artistic director of Theatre Exile. He’s thrilled to be back at his 17th season at PSF! PSF credits include directing: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The 39 Steps, The Complete Works…Abridged, and Dracula. Other credits: Arden Theatre, Two River Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co, Orlando Shakespeare, Lantern Theatre, 1812 Productions, The Gulfshore Playhouse, Theatre Horizon, and InterAct Theatre. Matt is nine-time Barrymore nominee, recipient, of the F. Otto Haas Award and a proud member of SDC and AEA.

BOB PHILLIPS

(Scenic Designer, 80 Days/ Foreigner/ Henry) has designed 50 shows for PSF over the year: some favorites include The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, School for Wives, Measure for Measure, and Sleuth. Bob is a resident designer for Centenary Stage Company. Bob’s television designs include Another World, Search for Tomorrow, Encyclopedia, and Sesame Street. Bob has received the Villager, Madison, Outer Critics Circle, and Lillie Stoates awards for his stage designs and six Emmys for his television work. He wishes to thank his producers and his fellow artists for the honor of working with them to create great Shakespeare.

Robert Pierno

(Gavroche, Les Miz) Robert made his debut as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at the Civic Theatre of Allentown. Robert took part in Crazy For You as Billy/Jimmy and was involved with his school’s choral program.

Spencer Plachy*

(Escanes/Lysimachus, Pericles) Previous shows here - 1776 (Jefferson), South Pacific (Cable), My Fair Lady (Freddy), Cyrano De Bergerac (Christian), The Two Noble Kinsmen, Antony and Cleopatra, Amadeus. Most Recently: Bucks County Playhouse premiere of National Pastime (director Hunter Foster). Broadway: Romeo & Juliet (Apothecary/Mercutio US), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Jasper US). Off-Broadway: The Common Pursuit. Tours: Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof. Regional: The Alley Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Florida Rep.

Marco Porras

(Gavroche, Les Miz) is excited to be making his debut with PSF. Recent credits include Mary Poppins (Ensemble) with The Walnut Theater, The Secret Garden (Colin) with The Methacton Community Theater, and Seussical (Jojo) and The Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble) with the Rosa International Drama program. Upcoming productions, Bonnie and Clyde (Young Clyde) with the Eagle Theater.

Rachel Potter*

(Eponine, Les Miz) is thrilled to be joining the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer. A stage veteran, Rachel played “The Mistress” in the Broadway revival of Evita. Previously, she debuted on Broadway as "Wednesday" in The Addams Family, and toured with Wicked, as "Glinda." Rachel performed at Walt Disney World singing as Ariel, Belle, and Nemo while attending the University of Central Florida. Rachel is also a country singer/songwriter. She was a Top 12 finalist on The X Factor, with her rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” reaching over 23 million views on YouTube. She can be seen touring the country with the Country Legends Symphony, and her debut album, Not So Black and White, is now available on iTunes. For more info, visit www.rachelpottermusic.com  @therachelpotter.

DENNIS RAZZE

(Director, Les Miz; Associate Artistic Director, PSF) is the chairman of the theatre department of DeSales University where he has been a faculty member for the last 30 years. He is also a founding member of PSF. Last summer, he directed PSF’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. He has directed many of PSF’s acclaimed productions including Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, A Funny Thing…Forum, 1776, Cyrano de Bergerac, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Man of La Mancha, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It. Mr. Razze also composed musical scores for PSF’s Cyrano, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was awarded Certificates of Merit from the American College Theatre Festival for his direction of Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma! and The Music Man and he was the guest director for Lehigh University’s production of The Music Man at Zoellner Arts Center in 2003.

Carolyn Reich*

(Assistant Stage Manager, Les Miz/Foreigner/Henry) is thrilled to be at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for the summer. Previously, she has worked at Trinity Repertory Company and McCarter Theatre Center. Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jane Ridley*

(Betty Foreigner; Quickly, Alice, Henry V;  Dialect Coach for Les Misérables/The Foreigner.) Ms. Ridley could not be more delighted to be back in the Valley. Some Earlier plays at the Festival : A Man for All Seasons, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and School for Wives. Regionally she has worked for : Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia; Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia; Pennsylvania Centre Stage; Delaware Theatre Company; the Round House Theatre in Washington D.C.; Barter Theatre, Virginia; and seasons for The Orlando and The Utah Shakespearean Festivals.

Zack Robidas*

(Rev. David, Foreigner; Henry V, Henry) has appeared in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, The Importance of Being Ernest, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV part 1, and The Merchant of Venice with PSF. He has also worked on multiple productions with The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Flux Theatre ensemble in NYC.  Film credits include It’s Complicated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Arbitrage, The Humbling, The Golden Scallop and the recently completed Stereotypically You. He has also appeared on episodes of Blue Bloods, 30 Rock, CSI NY, Law and Order, L&O Criminal Intent, I Just Want My Pants Back, Kings, as well as ESPN’s digital series The Pretty Good Sports Show.

MARTHA R. RUSKAI

(Wig & Make-up Designer, Les Miz, Rapunzel) PSF debut: Amadeus, and later, Cyrano, Sweeney Todd, Oklahoma! She began her career working with such legendary singers as Jerome Hines, John Alexander, and Dame Joan Sutherland. She has designed 300+ productions at more than 30 companies encompassing all of the performing arts. Credits as a makeup artist, wig maker, and designer include The Pearl Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare Festival; Santa Fe, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Nashville, Atlanta, and National operas; Atlanta Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre. In addition to fashion runway and historic re-enactment films, Ruskai has styled print and TV ads. She gives master classes at universities and co-authored the book, Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film.

James Bo Sayre

(Young Company; King, Rapunzel; Claquesous, Les Miz; Ensemble, Pericles) is a rising sophomore musical theatre major at DeSales University and very excited to be a part of PSF this year. He was previously in Act 1’s Harvey (Dr. Sanderson), Little Women (Professor Bhaer), and Dancing at Lughnasa (Michael).

DAVE SCHEFFLER

(Westmorland, Henry V) returns to PSF as the Earl of Westmorland in Henry V. In previous seasons, Dave has been Col. Thomas McKean in 1776, Michael James in The Playboy of the Western World, Captain Brackett in South Pacific, the Duke of Austria in King John, Ike Skidmore in Oklahoma!, the Constable in Fiddler on the Roof and the First Murderer in Macbeth.

FR. GERARD SCHUBERT, OSFS

(Founder) is the founding chairperson of DeSales' Theater and Speech Department in 1969 and founder and Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in 1991. Fr. Schubert was instrumental in creating a vibrant Performing Arts arm of the liberal arts curriculum at DeSales University. With his guidance, the department developed majors in Dance and TV Film and has grown to more than 300 majors in Theatre, TV Film and Dance. In PSF, he created a nationally recognized theater festival of high professional standards, attracting renowned artists from around the country. The Festival has grown to incorporate a season of seven plays and an audience base of 30,000 each summer. The Festival takes an annual tour of Shakespeare to middle and high schools throughout Pennsylvania. He has increased the exposure of the Shakespeare and other classics throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Brent Schlosshauer

(Joly, Les Miz) is extremely delighted to be a part of this production and can't believe it happened out of such happenstance! Brent now resides in NYC where he has been working in many Off-Broadway theatres, but is ecstatic to return to his home-state. Past credits include: Urinetown (Bobby Strong), The Happy Elf (Norbert), You're a Good Man CB (Charlie Brown), Angels in America (Prior Walter), Blue’s Clues Live (Steve),and many more!

CLAUDE MICHEL SCHÖNBERG

(Co-writer/composer, Les Miz) Born in 1944 of Hungarian parents, Claude-Michel Schönberg began his career in France as a singer, writer and producer of pop songs. In collaboration with Alain Boublil he is the book co-writer and the composer of La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. In 2008 his new musical, Marguerite, in collaboration with Alain Boublil, Michel Legrand and Herbert Kretzmer opened at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Claude-Michel has supervised overseas productions and co-produced several international cast albums of his shows. In 2001 he composed his first ballet score, Wuthering Heights, which was created by the Northern Ballet in 2002. His ballet, Cleopatra, which opened in 2011, was his second collaboration with David Nixon and his seventh complete score. In 2012 Claude-Michel co-wrote the screenplay and reconceived the music for the Les Misérables musical movie. Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee and recent Grammy award winner for outstanding contribution to the creative community, Mr. Schönberg married the English ballerina, Charlotte Talbot, in 2003. He is the father of one son and two daughters.

MARNIE SCHULENBERG*

(Catherine, Foreigner; Katherine, Henry) NY/Regional Theatre: How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage), South Pacific and Two Gentleman of Verona (PSF), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (On the Square), The Yellow Wood (NYMF dir. B.D. Wong), Hearts like Fists, The Angel Eaters, and Pretty Theft (Flux Theatre Ensemble). TV/FILM: Alison Stewart on As The World Turns, Young & The Restless, Jo Sullivan on One Life To Live, plus guest star and recurring roles on Manhattan Love Story, Royal Pains, Alpha House, Army Wives, Canterbury’s Law, & Fringe. Marnie can also be seen in films such as Made for Each Other, Penny Dreadful, and The Golden Scallop.

Alexandra Seman

(Ensemble, Les Miz) is a sophomore acting/directing major at DeSales University. Her past achievements include Beth March in Little Women and u/s to Miss Jones in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

(Playwright, Henry V/Pericles) Our knowledge of William Shakespeare’s life is pieced together with information from limited primary sources: his own works, various legal and church documents, and references to him, his plays, and his genius in third-party letters. Here’s what we do know:

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on or about April 23, 1564. Records from Holy Trinity Church tell us he was baptized there on April 26, 1564. His father was John Shakespeare, a glove-maker, and his mother was Mary Arden, a land-owning heiress. William was the third of eight children, three of whom died in childhood. His father was fairly successful and was an alderman and a high-bailiff (mayor) of Stratford. It is assumed that he went to the free grammar school in Stratford, which was considered an excellent school. It seems certain that Shakespeare never went on to University.

The next documented event is Shakespeare’s marriage to Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582. They had three children: a daughter, Susanna, and twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died at age 11.We lose track of Shakespeare for the next seven years. There are rumors that he was fond of poaching and had to flee Stratford after an incident with one of the gentry there. He began to make a name for himself in London by 1592, possibly earlier, as both an actor and a playwright. Unfortunately, the plague forced the closing of the theaters in 1592.

By 1594 the plague had abated, and Shakespeare was acting, writing, and performing the duties of a managing partner for the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. This was a popular company, enjoyed by the commoners as well as royalty. It was around this time that Shakespeare and company made plans for the Globe Theater. The Globe was to be across the river from London, and was built around 1599. In total, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays that have survived (or 38 or 39, depending on the point of view of the particular scholar) and numerous sonnets and poems.

April 23, 1616 is the day that marks Shakespeare’s death (the same as his birthday!) though we are uncertain of that date’s precision. We do know he was buried in Stratford, with services at the Holy Trinity Church on April 25, 1616. In his infamous will, he left his properties to his daughter Susanna, and to his wife his “second best bed.”

ERIN SHEFFIELD

(Director/Writer, Rapunzel; S4K)) Directing at PSF: Pride and Prejudice, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and 20 assorted Children’s shows, WillPower Tours and Green Shows. Erin has taught at DeSales and directed for Act 1.  Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Favorite roles: Viola in Twelfth Night at PSF, Anne of Green Gables (Barrymore nomination) People’s Light and Theatre Company. MFA: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House, BA: DeSales University.

LARRY SHUE

(Playwright, Foreigner) was the author of The Nerd, which ran successfully on Broadway with a National Tour and many productions overseas. His play Wenceslas Square was performed Off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Wenceslas Square is part of "Best Play of 1987-1988," published by Dodd, Mead and Company. He also wrote The Foreigner, which, following a record-breaking run of seven hundred performances at New York’s Astor Place Theatre, was produced successfully internationally. New Orleans born, Kansas-raised, Larry Shue was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan U. and the Harlequin Dinner Theatre in Washington. He joined Milwaukee Rep in 1977, appearing in a wide variety of productions. He created roles in works by Amlin Gray, Andrew Johns, Tom Cole, himself, and David Mamet, who dedicated the published version of his Lakeboat to Mr. Shue and to the play’s first director, John Dillon. Mr. Shue was also the author of Grandma Duck is Dead, as an actor, he assumed the title role in The Foreigner after Anthony Heald and originated the role of the Rev. Dr. Crisparkle in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Delacorte Theatre. All of Larry’s plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service and Shuebiz, a compilation of Larry’s work, inaugurated the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s Cabaret. He was killed in a plane accident in 1985.

ANDREW SKITKO

(Ensemble, u/s Forman, Les Miz) A recent alumnus of Westminster Choir College, Skitko joined his colleagues performing with the world’s leading orchestras at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kimmel Center, and at the Choral Institute of Oxford University. Skitko recently performed as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music with The Steel River Playhouse. He also appeared in the title role of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street with the Westminster Players. He is a member of the Opera Philadelphia chorus, and is director of Theoria Chamber Choir.

RICK SORDELET

(Fight Director, Les Miz)Broadway credits: 62 Broadway shows including Misery starring Bruce Willis, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan, and the national tours of Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables. International credits: 53 first-class productions worldwide including Tarzan, Aida, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Ben Hur Live in Rome and the European tour. Opera credits: Cyrano (starring Placido Domingo) at the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House and La Scala, in Milan. Don Carlo directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Met and Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. Film credits: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, and Hamlet. TV: Chief Stunt Coordinator for Guiding Light for 12 years. Instructor: Yale School of Drama. Awards: Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, The Jeff Award for Outstanding Fight Direction for Romeo and Juliet at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Author credits: the plays Buried Treasure.

Zachary Speigel

(Foreman/ Combeferre/ u/s Grantaire, Les Miz) is elated to make his PSF debut doing his dream show for the third time in one year. Favorite regional credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2014 Broadway World Award Winner), Junior Claus (Little Theatre on the Square), Pirates of Penzance (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Les Misérables (Roxy Regional Theatre).  NYC: FringeNYC 2012, NYMF 2013, and numerous concerts & readings. Upcoming: Mary Sunshine in Chicago.  B.A. Muhlenberg College.  www.ZacharySpiegel.com

LAURA STANCZYK, CSA

(New York Casting, Les Miz) Broadway, Off-Broadway & Tours: Side Show, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Impressionism, Seafarer, Radio Golf, Coram Boy, Translations, Damn Yankees, Dirty Dancing, The Glorious Ones, Cripple of Inishmaan, Tryst, Flight, Urinetown. Other theatre includes: the premieres of Cotton Club Parade, Harps and Angels, Me Myself & I, Fetch Clay Make Man, Gruesome Playground Injuries and Golden Age as well as productions of Master Class, Lisbon Traviata, Broadway Three Generations, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Shawshank Redemption, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, D.C., Wilma, Alley, McCarter Theatre Center (Artistic Staff Member), Drury Lane, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Kennedy Center, ACT and Westport among others.

SUSAN RILEY STEVENS*

(Dionyza, Pericles) 8th happy season at PSF! Previous seasons:  Macbeth, Lend Me a Tenor, Henry VIII, King John, Hamlet, Pride & Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Othello.  Recent credits: Nora, Delaware Theatre Company, A New Brain, 11th Hour Theatre Company. Regional: 1812 Productions, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Walnut Street Theatre, Act 2 Playhouse, Arden Theatre, Peterborough Players, Bristol Riverside, Dallas Theatre Center, People's Light, Portland Stage Co, Asolo Rep. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Christopher Tefft

(Brujon/Constable/Innkeeper, u/s Thenardier, Les Miz)) last appeared at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, PA in Midlife 2: The Crisis Continues and as Mr. Martini in A Wonderful Life. Previous regional theatre experience includes Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, MI. In NYC, Chris has performed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Park Avenue Christian Church, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theatre, Little Times Square Theatre, Joria Theatre, Federal Reserve Bank, Theatre 80, June Havoc, and Carnegie Hall. He toured with various choral ensembles throughout Ireland, Germany, Belgium, France, and all over the US.  He graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Millikin University. www.ChristopherTefft.net

STEVE TENEYCK

(Set Designer, Les Miz) Design work has been seen both nationally and internationally. Companies include St. Louis Rep., Tacoma Opera, Madison Opera, Syracuse Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Mill City Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Syracuse Stage, TACT –NYC, Big Art Group NYC, Pacific Performance Project, The Kitchen Theatre Company, The Hangar Theatre, Merry-go-Round, Ensemble Theatre, and The Herson Group Ltd. Beyond his freelance work, Steve teaches design at Ithaca College and received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle and is a member of United Scenic Artists 829.

Matthew Charles Thompson*

(Feuilly, u/s Valjean, Les Miz) Regional: Les Misérables (Riverside), Secret Garden (Arizona Broadway, Stages St. Louis), Camelot (Goodspeed, Pittsburgh Public), 1776 (Paper Mill), South Pacific (Riverside), Parade (SpeakEasy). Recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory (M.M. in Musical Theater), where his favorite projects included Chess (Anatoly), Iolanthe (Strephon) and A Bernstein Tribute with the Boston Pops. B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and a Fulbright Scholar (Germany). Proud supporter of Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown, PA. www.matthewcthompson.com @MTRepCoach

Russell Treyz

(Director, Around the World in 80 Days) Over 10 previous Festival productions include: Romeo and Juliet (1st Season), Twelfth Night,  School for Wives, Comedy of Errors, and Around the World in 80 Days ‘05. Other Shakespeare Festivals: Alabama, Hudson Valley, Orlando, San Francisco, St Louis, and Utah. Recent work: To Kill a Mockingbird and Rock of Ages (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), American Pie (Florida Studio Theater), The 39 Steps (Hilberry Theater, Detroit), The Bonus Army (Gym at Judson, NYC), and The Liar (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival).

WAYNE S. TURNEY*

(Exeter, Henry V; Ensemble, Foreigner) is a professor on the Theatre faculty at DeSales, where he recently directed Moliere’s The Miser.  He also tours the country in his Solo Performance of The Gospel According to Saint Mark. A PSF regular, Turney arrived in 2005 to perform the title character in Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid and stayed on to play myriad old men, most recently Escalus in Measure for Measure and Chasuble in The Importance of being Earnest. Credits include Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Actors’ Summit, the Cleveland Play House, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and many others.

Anita Vasan*

(Aouda, Around the World in 80 Days); Credits include: Around the World in 80 Days- Aouda (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater) Les Misérables- (National Tour), Les Misérables-Eponine (Northern Stage), Evergreen-Maya (Prospect Theater Co.);  Around the World in 80 Days- Aouda (Fulton Theater), Ocean in a Teacup- Shefali (MITF), Christmas Rappings-Mary (Judson Theater),Tea with Chachaji- Amma (Making Books Sing), West Bank Story-"Voice of Fatima" (2007 Academy Award Winner- short film/live action), The Untold Stories of ER- Jaya (Guest Star).

SAMINA VIETH

(Set Designer, Rapunzel/Around the World in 80 Days) is excited to be returning to PSF for her 8th season after designing last season's Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cinderella. She is a freelance scenic and props designer working in the Washington D.C. area. Recent scenic designs include: Imagination Stage: Wiley and the Hairy Man Theatre Horizon: The 39 Steps; Quotidian Theatre: A Walk in the Woods; American University: The Rocky Horror Show, Inherit the Wind, The Lower Depths, Spring Awakening; Barter Theater: Women Beware Women, Age of Arousal, Wooden Snowflakes; Keegan Theater: Laughter on the 23rd Floor. MFA in Scenic Design from Florida State University.  www.saminavieth.com.

John J. Wallace

(Asst. Musical Director, Les Miz; S4K) is grateful to be spending his last summer at DeSales involved with PSF as a part of Shakespeare for Kids, and shadowing J. Bennett Durham as an Assistant Musical Director for Les Miz.

Carl N. Wallnau*

(Froggy, Foreigner; King of France/Bardolph, Henry) is pleased to return to PSF. Favorite past roles here include last season’s Saunders in Lend Me A Tenor, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Andrew Wyke in Sleuth, Senex in …Forum and Sir Francis in Charlie’s Aunt. He has worked at many regional theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Second Stage in NYC, People’s Light, York Musical Theatre, 1812 Productions, The Lark Theatre, Bristol Riverside, Forum Theatre, Premiere Stages, The Orlando Shakespeare Theater and will be appearing this winter at the Arden Theatre in Bruce Graham’s new play Funnyman, directed by Matt Pfeiffer. He is currently Artistic Director at CSC, an Equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, where he is also Professor of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. He has directed more than 60 productions including the critically acclaimed The English Bride, which recently had its NY premiere at 59e59. He received his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Natalie Walsh

(Assistant to the Director, Les Miz) is a rising senior acting/directing major at DeSales University. This is her second summer at PSF; last summer she was intern to the paint charge. Past assistant to the director credits include The Miser and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at DeSales.

DEBRA WALTER

(Director of Development for PSF and the Division of Performing Arts of DeSales University) enjoys meeting theatre enthusiasts and co-hosting “Dinners with Dennis and Deb” and the “Savoring Shakespeare” dinners. Deb has more than 12 years of development experience working at Slippery Rock University, La Roche College, Northampton Community College, and the former Discovery Center. She was an adjunct instructor at Moravian College and Northampton and Lehigh Carbon community colleges as well as a writer and copy editor for several newspapers. She is the owner of Priority Bracelet: a life planner on your wrist and gives inspirational priority-setting workshops for women and girls in churches, service organizations and the workplace.

Richard Watson*

(Phileas Fogg, Around the World in 80 Days; Antiochus, Pericles) Favorites:  John Adams 1776, Dr. Carrasco Man Of La Mancha, Henry Higgins My Fair Lady, Zach A Chorus Line, Eli Whitney Anything Goes, Long John Silver Treasure Island: A New Musical, Applegate Damn Yankees, Iago Othello, George Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, CP Ellis The Best Of Enemies, Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror, James Lawson Race, and Squeers/Hawk Nicholas Nickleby Parts 1 & 2. Theater: Orlando, Hampton, Georgia, and Milwaukee Shakespeare Companies, Arkansas Rep, Ensemble Studio Theater, Irish Rep, Asolo Rep, Pioneer, Human Race, Merry-Go-Round, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburg Public, Coconut Grove, Pirate Playhouse, American Stage, Sterling Renaissance, Disney World, Wellfleet Harbor and Cornell.  Shakespeare: Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Henry VIII, Romeo And Juliet, Richard III, King John, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Winter’s Tale, Tempest, Taming Of The Shrew, Merry Wives Of Windsor, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and Titus Andronicus. Film/TV: PS, I Love You; "Law & Order CI"; "Delocated"; "Onion Sports Network"; Art=(Love)²; and a pilot, "Powerless", for FX.  MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting. Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

THOM WEAVER

(Lighting Designer, Foreigner/Henry) PSF: Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Importance of Being Earnest, The 39 Steps, Much Ado, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tempest, Comedy of Errors, Playboy of the Western World, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Complete Works. Designs in the area: Wilma, Arden, 1812, Azuka, People’s Light, DTC, Headlong, Walnut, PTC, Theatre Exile, Curtis Opera, Kimmel Center, Lantern, and Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he is Artistic Director.  Other theatre credits: Teller’s Play Dead, Cal Shakes, Children’s Theatre Company, Milwaukee Rep, CenterStage, Folger Theater, Hangar, Cincinnati Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Roundhouse, Theatre J, Portland Center Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Signature Theater Company, Berkshire Opera, Lincoln Center Institute, Lincoln Center Festival, York Theatre, Summer Play Festival, 37 ARTS, Spoleto Festival USA, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Yale Rep. 3 Barrymore Awards (18 nominations), 3 Helen Hayes nominations, and 2 AUDELCO Awards.  He is a member of Wingspace Design Group.  Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale.

Delaney Westfall*

(Cosette, Les Miz)  Broadway: Side Show (Daisy/Violet Understudy) Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center), Mary Poppins, Starlight Express (Regional Premiere), Thoroughly Modern Millie.  Other favorite roles include: Christine in the University Premiere of The Phantom of the Opera and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. She recently graduated with a BFA in Music Dance Theater from Brigham Young University. DeLaney is ecstatic to be performing in her very first production of Les Misérables!

EMILY WHITE

(Stage Manager, Rapunzel) Emily White is a recent graduate of Kansas State University where she earned a BS in Theatre with a minor in Business. While at K-State she stage managed many shows including Sweeney Todd and You Can't Take It With You, and also worked in the scene shop. This is her second summer at PSF.

GREG WOOD*

(Chorus/Etc., Henry V) 20th Season with PSF! Roles include: Prospero in The Tempest, King John in King John, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Antony in Antony & Cleopatra, Hamlet/Claudius in Hamlet, Jamie Tyrone in Moon for the Misbegotten and Richard III. Recent credits include: Bill in How to Write a New Book For The Bible for People’s Light & Theatre Co., and Elyot in Private Lives and Judge Margrave in And Then There Were None at the Walnut St. Theatre. Film and television credits include: How to Get Away with Murder, The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Happening, The Discoverers, The Answer Man, Bereavement, Bottleworld, Killing Emmett Young, A Gentlemen’s Game, Law & Order, Ed, Hack, and Homicide.

William Zielinski

(Pistol/Ely, Henry V; Ensemble, Foreigner) has been performing in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. He was last seen at PSF in their 2003 production of The Mousetrap. Recent theatre credits include: Row After Row Peoples Light and Theatre, Down Past Passyunk Interact Theatre, The Exonerated Delaware Theatre Company, and The Sisters Rosensweig at the Portland Stage Company.  Film and TV: Dead Man Down, Do No Harm, Flikken Maastricht, Night Catches Us, The Wire, and Shot In The Heart. Bill is a seven time Barrymore nominee, and was a member of 4 Barrymore winning ensembles. He received his MFA from the Theatre School at Temple University.

LISA ZINNI

(Costume Designer, Les Miz) PSF favorites include: Macbeth, Sweeney Todd, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Antony and Cleopatra. Regional: How to Succeed in Business, Grease (Walnut Street Theatre) LIZZIE the Lizzie Borden musical (TUTS  Houston TX.)  Henry V, Titus Andronicus, King Lear (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre), The Arden Theatre Co, Two River Theatre, People’s Light, Riverside Theatre Vero Beach,  Bristol Riverside, Syracuse Stage, NY: Roundabout Underground, KEF NYC, web series “Submissions Only,” Lisa is the Associate Costume Designer for the Broadway production of An American in Paris, and the upcoming Broadway production of School of Rock. She was the Associate Costume designer for the Broadway, National Tours and International companies of both Rent and Hair. www.LisaZinni.com

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Show Abbreviations
Fiddler = Fiddler on the Roof
Two Gents = The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Tenor = Lend Me A Tenor
S4K = Shakespeare for Kids
* indicates member of Actors' Equity