2012 Cape Playhouse Main Stage Season
aug 06 - aug 18
STEPHEN BUNTROCK (Fred/Petruchio) most recently starred in the Encore Series production of
Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Other Broadway engagements include starring opposite Bernadette
Peters as Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Curly in Oklahoma!, Gaston in Beauty and the
Beast, St. John in the original cast of Jane Eyre, Barrett in Titanic, Enjolras in the Tenth
Anniversary Cast of Les Miserables, Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, and creating Teen
Angel for the latest revival of Grease. He has toured extensively across the United States and
Canada as Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Rueben in Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, originating the role of
Arnaud du Thil in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Martin Guerre and, The Phantom of the
Opera. Stephen has enjoyed many concert appearances as well, most recently performing along
side Dame Julie Andrews in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, he has
performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Cleveland
Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and,
the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl.
He is a very proud Papa to Haley Paige and her little sisters Anna Louise and Catherine Caroline.
He is married to the beautiful actress Erin Dilly.
ANDREA CHAMBERLAIN (Lois/Bianca) is thrilled to be back at The Cape Playhouse after
appearing as the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie and as Mickey in My One And Only.
Other credits include: Broadway: Guys and Dolls, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Me; Opening
Doors at the Carnegie Hall. Off- Broadway: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Woman #1);
Reefer Madness. National Tours: The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaff); The Boy Friend
(Maisie), directed by Julie Andrews. Regional: Kiss Me Kate (Lois Lane) at The MUNY; Dames At
Sea (Ruby), No, No, Nanette (Nanette) and The Boy Friend (Maisie) all at The Goodspeed Opera
House; Annie (Lily St Regis) at Casa Manana and Kansas City Starlight; Beehive at The Luxor Hotel
in Las Vegas and Theater Under The Stars in Houston. Andrea received L.A. Drama-Logue
awards for her portrayal of Dot in Sunday In The Park With George and Petra in A Little Night
Music, a Carbonnell award for the role of “female critic” in Men at The Broward Center for the
Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale and numerous awards for her portrayal of Ruby in Dames At
Sea at The Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco.
MATT LOEHR (Bill/Lucentio) has been counting the days to return to the Cape Playhouse after
making his debut last year starring as Bobby Child in the Cape’s production of Crazy For You. He
is elated to be back this summer doing this fantastic show and working with this remarkable
creative team (Thank you Evans, Mark, Shea, and Phil!). Matt was in the original Broadway casts
of The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins (performed leading role of Bert for
several performances), Promises, Promises, and Elf. He also appeared on Broadway in Fosse and
Movin’Out. Other recent performances include playing Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly! at
the North Shore Music Theatre, Phil Davis in White Christmas at Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars,
Leo Bloom in The Producers at Sacramento Music Circus, and Bobby Child in
Crazy For You at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Carbonell Award Winner for Best Actor in a Musical).
SUSAN POWELL (Lilli/Kate) has performed for audiences in theatres, opera houses and on
concert stages all over the world. She also hosted her own one-hour television series, “Home
Matters”, which aired on the Discovery Channel for 12 seasons. New York theatre audiences
have seen Susan as Johanna in Harold Prince’s production of Sweeney Todd at the New York City
Opera and as Alcamene in Olympus On My Mind at the Lamb’s Theatre. Theatrical work
includes starring roles at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh Civic
Light Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, The Ogunquit Playhouse, Houston's Theatre Under the
Stars and the St. Louis Muny. In those theatres, she played Laurey in Oklahoma!(with Richard
White), Martha Jefferson in 1776, Magnolia in Show Boat, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Nellie
Forbush in South Pacific, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Marian in The Music Man, Rosabella
in The Most Happy Fella, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Kathy in The Student Prince, Yum Yum
in The Mikado, Valencien in The Merry Widow, Margot in The Desert Song ,Vicki in The Full
Monty, Mother in Ragtime, Guenevere in Camelot, and Irene Malloy in Hello Dolly An
accomplished concert artist, she has performed with many symphonies including The Boston
Pops, The Tokyo Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Pops, The Richmond Symphony, The Utah
Symphony, The Oklahoma Philharmonic, Key West Pops and The Tampa Symphony. She is
featured on the original cast recordings of "Olympus On My Mind" and "Fifty Million
Frenchmen". She is also a featured soloist on "A Time Of Healing" with the OKC Philharmonic.
Her first solo album, JUST IN TIME, has just been released and can be purchased here in the
lobby, or on her website; www.SusanPowell.com Susan was Miss America in 1981.
BILL BATEMAN (Harry/Baptista) happily returns to the Cape Playhouse after appearing last
season in Crazy for You. He has appeared on Broadway in Gypsy: Patti LuPone;
Hello Dolly! (twice); and Bring Back Birdie (all four performances.) National Tours: Annie Get Your Gun;
Annie; Peter Pan; Women of the Year; Hello Dolly!; Pippin; Sugar; Irene. Regional/stock/film/TV:
innumerable and varied. In New York, he can currently be seen in the
Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Lucky is the man who loves his work.
RHEAUME CRENSHAW (Hattie) is excited for her Cape Playhouse debut. Some of her credits
include: Full Monty (Paper Mill Playhouse); Disenchanted: The Bitches of the Kingdom reading
(Peter Jay Sharp Theater @ Playwrights Horizon); Ain't Misbehavin (Crossroads Theater,
Dir. Andre DeShields); Yeast Nation: The Triumph of Life (New York Int’l Fringe Festival); The
Princess and the Blackeyed Pea (New York Theatre Workshop); The Buccaneer reading
(New Dramatists); Ripfest (Film Marathon); Raw Impressions Musical Theatre Marathon (Flea
Theater), Raisin, Home: The Musical, Damn Yankees, and Godspell (St. Louis Black
Repertory Company); Black Nativity (Goodman Theatre/Congo Square Theatre Company); Showboat
(MUNY); Fame: The Musical (European production). She sends love, peace, and blessings to
family, friends, and the cuties at Stewart Talent! G-O-D always with me!
GARY LYNCH (Pops/Priest/General Harrison Howell) Last season at the Cape Playhouse; Cowboy
Bob/Uncle Wes in Footloose. Broadway/ 1st National Tours: Les Miserables-Jean Provaire/
Javert, Mamma Mia! (original cast) Sam Carmichael - North American Premiere -Toronto, US
Premiere- 2 time National Broadway Award Nominee. Dirty Dancing-(original cast) Moe
Pressman-US Premiere. Most recently George M!-Sam Harris- Westchester Broadway, Damn
Yankees -Mr. Welsh - Papermill Playhouse, Victor Victoria –King –Stages St. Louis.
Numerous Off-Broadway, Regional, TV and Film credits. www.garylynchactor.com
CORREY WEST (Paul) is a native of Dallas Texas. He attended Northwestern State University
pursuing a degree in Theatre Arts. His credits include - Broadway: South Pacific (Lincoln Center);
Off-Broadway: Shades of Harlem; Tours: 42nd Street, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular; NY
Theatre: Lunch (NYMF), An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (Cooper Union); Regional: Guys and
Dolls (Barrington Stage Company), The Producers (Riverside Theatre/ Westchester Broadway
Theatre), Paint Your Wagon (Pioneer Theatre Company), Hairspray (Westchester Broadway
Theatre), Dreamgirls (Prince Music Theater/North Carolina Theatre), Miss Saigon (Lenape
Regional Performing Arts Center), The Wizard of Oz (North Carolina Theatre).
BOB WALTON (Stagehand/Man #1) In New York, Bob has appeared on Broadway in The Drowsy
Chaperone, ‘Bert Berry’ in the revival of 42nd Street, The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (with brother
Jim), Once Upon a Mattress, Showboat, City of Angels, and Off Broadway in I Love You, You’re
Perfect, Now Change, Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back, and Preppies. TV shows include “Law
and Order: SVU”, “Hope and Faith”, “Newhart”, and “Picket Fences”. As writers, Bob and Jim
have written the musicals MID-LIFE! (The Crisis Musical), A Day in Gloucester, Double Trouble (A
Musical Tour de Farce), My Brother’s Keeper, and are preparing MID-LIFE 2 (The Crisis
Continues). On his own, Bob has written A High School Musical - 1973, and is co-author
of the Off-Broadway play Game Show. Married to Laurie Walton, they have two actor children: Emily
(last season’s THE GRADUATE) and Alex.
JIM WALTON (Stagehand/Man #2) has appeared at the Cape Playhouse in Hairspray and
Broadway’s Best Sing Gershwin. Other credits include: Merrily We Roll Along, 42nd Street,
Sweeney Todd (1989 revival), And The World Goes ‘Round, Crazy for You (PBS), The Music Man
(2000 revival), Follies: In Concert, Sondheim! The Birthday Concert and Company: In Concert (the
last three performed at Avery Fisher Hall and recorded by PBS). With his brother Bob Walton,
Jim has written several musicals, including My Brother’s Keeper, A Day in Gloucester, Double
Trouble (A Musical Tour de Farce) and MID-LIFE! (The Crisis Musical), the last two licensed
through the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. Website: midlifethecrisismusical.com
HANNAH CHIN (Margie/Ensemble) is happy as a clam to make her Cape Playhouse debut! Tour:
Mary Poppins, 1st National. NY: Encores! Where’s Charley. Regional: the MUNY, Gateway
Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Co., Casa Mañana Theatre, Northshore Music Theatre, Ogunquit
Playhouse, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. TV: “One Life to Live.” Holds a BFA from NYU/CAP21.
Besides singing and dancing Hannah also enjoys yoga and cooking! Hugely thankful to my
supportive family, and ferocious friends.
CHRIS KLINK (Hortensio/Ensemble) is thrilled to finally have the opportunity to perform in his
favorite show, Kiss Me Kate. Credits include The Producers (Broadway and Las Vegas), We Will
Rock You (Original Las Vegas Company), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1st National Tour), plus
regional productions of It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (NSMT);
White Christmas; Hello Dolly; My Fair Lady; Joseph...; Hot Mikado; and Cats.
He also spent the past year touring the world as the lead singer for Holland America Cruise Lines. Indiana
University School of Music grad and proud member of AEA.
KRISTA KURTZBERG (Joan/Ensemble) is excited to return to the Cape Playhouse where she was
last seen in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Originally from Atlanta, she received her BFA in theater
from Wright State. Most recently Krista performed the role of Penny in Hairspray
at the Engman Theater. Other favorite credits: Cat in the Hat in the off-Broadway production
of Seussical, originating the role of Jenny for Theatreworks' Click, Clack, Moo, 1st national tour
of Grinch, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Northshore, Li’l Abner at The Goodspeed, Dulcie in The
Boyfriend, Ruby in Dames at Sea, Susie in Lady be Good, and42nd Street in Moscow. Thanks to
my husband, Jonathan, for his support and to God for all his blessings.
BEN LIEBERT (Ralph/Ensemble) is very excited to be at the Cape with Kiss Me Kate.
Broadway/Tour: Wicked (Boq); Euro. Tour: Grease (Eugene); Regional: Avenue Q (Nicky/
Trekkie, dir. Mark Martino), Next to Normal (Henry), Becoming Chaplin (Chaplin u/s, La Jolla),
Joseph... (Reuben), Summer of Love (Eastern Premiere), Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #1),
Footloose (Willard), Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), Reefer Madness (Ralph), and Tomfoolery (York
Theater). His musical adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper, cowritten with his father Mark,
will have its second production in November. BFA: NYU-CAP21. Proud member of Actors’
Equity. Thanks to Mark, Evans, Shea, and Phil for cashing in the rain check.
BETH JOHNSON NICELY (Dottie/Ensemble) is excited to be back at the Cape! Broadway:
Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, White Christmas. 42nd Street National Tour. Rockette.
Regional: Minsky's (Ahmanson), Robin and the 7 Hoods (Old Globe), Crazy For You (Cape
Playhouse), White Christmas (Papermill), Chicago (Muny). TV: “30 Rock”, “SNL”, “Jimmy Fallon”.
Love to Adam and Mom. www.JustDessertsNYC.com
DENNIS O'BANNION (Gremio/Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain) is thrilled to be
returning to the Cape Playhouse after being there last summer with Crazy For You and in 2008
with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Broadway: Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Recent credits include
Hello Dolly! (NSMT), Joseph (Levi - Maltz Jupiter Theatre) and Crazy For You (Mingo - Maltz
Jupiter Theatre). He has also been seen in Candide (NYC Opera), White Christmas (Fox Theatre,
Detroit), Meet Me in St. Louis (Paper Mill Playhouse and TUTS) and Hello Dolly! (Paper Mill Playhouse) choreographed by Mia Michaels.
Thanks to Mark, Shea and Evans for this awesome opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad, Colette, Debbie, my family and friends.
KATERINA PAPACOSTAS (Betty/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Cape Playhouse debut!
Most recently she understudied and performed for Kate Baldwin as Marian in The Music Man
(Arena Stage). Other regional credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre by the
Sea), Bebe in A Chorus Line (North Shore Music Theatre), and Demeter in Cats (West Virginia
Public). She was also seen in New York as Debbi/Liz in the new musical I’ll Be Damned (Players
Theatre) and as Franca in The Light In The Piazza (Frederick Loewe Theatre). Katerina graduated
from NYU with a Bachelor of Music. Love and filakia to Baka, Mamma, Nick and Zoe.
AARON UMSTED (Jimmy/Ensemble) National tours:Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line. Regional:
Arena Stage (Oklahoma!), North Shore, MT Wichita, and Lyric OKC. Hometown: Durant, OK.
Education: BFA, University of Oklahoma. Things I Love: Mom, Dad, family, friends, laughing, and
living life to the fullest.
MARK MARTINO (Director), a NYC based director and choreographer is thrilled to return to the
historic Cape Playhouse for his ninth season. In previous seasons Cape audiences have seen
Mark’s productions of No No, Nanette, Guys and Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beehive,
Leader of the Pack, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Forever Plaid, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Plaid Tidings,
Hairspray, and last season's explosions of dance and romance, Footloose, and Crazy for You.
When not spending some quality summer time on gorgeous Cape Cod, Mark can be found
working at many of the nation’s leading theatres. Among them: Theatre Aspen in Aspen, CO
(Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Avenue Q), Florida’s Maltz
Jupiter Theatre (Beehive, The Boyfriend, La Cage Aux Folles, Crazy for You, Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Boston’s North Shore Music Theatre (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,
A Chorus Line), Music Theatre of Louisville (Hello Dolly, West Side Story), Maine’s Arundel Barn
Playhouse (Pete ‘n Keely), The Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and
Detroit’s Gem Theatre (Plaid Tidings), and NYC’s Steinbach Theatre (A Chorus Line). Mark’s
direction and choreography has also been seen in the pops concerts of the nation’s leading
symphony orchestras, and in film and television shows ranging from “The Miss America
Pageant” to the nationally syndicated PBS Christmas special “Count Your Blessings.” As always,
Mark wants to thank Evans Haile and the amazing staff and crew at the Cape
Playhouse…summer theatre doesn’t get any better than here in Dennis thanks to the tireless
efforts of the entire Playhouse family. The opportunity to present this uniquely American art
form at its highest level is a true and cherished privilege...
sincerest thanks to Evans, and to you the audience, for your continued support in keeping this invaluable part of
our Arts scene alive and thriving!
SHEA SULLIVAN (Choreographer) Shea was the longtime assistant and protégé to Tony-award
winning choreographer Henry LeTang, working with him on the film Bojangles staring Gregory
Hines. Recent credits include: Grease (Surflight), Ragtime (Lyric Theatre) Crazy For You
(Maltz Jupiter), Easter Bonnet 2011 Opening Number (Minskoff Theatre), Fingers and Toes (Urban
Stages), A Christmas Carol (Ford's Theatre), Dames at Sea (Bay Street Theatre), Pageant: The
Musical (Stoneham Theatre), DanceBreak '08, and the feature films The Big Gay Musical and Go Go Crazy.
For more info visit www.SheaSullivan.com.
PHIL RENO (Musical Director) Previously at the Cape Playhouse: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels;
Thoroughly Modern Millie; No, No, Nanette; And The World Goes ‘Round; Putting It Together.
On Broadway, Phil has been the Music Director/Conductor for : Promises, Promises ; Elf ; The
Drowsy Chaperone ; The Producers ; Thou Shalt Not ; Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Back
With a Vengeance ; and Cats. Off-Broadway: The Diva Is Dismissed (Public), A New Brain
(Lincoln Center). National Tours: Joseph…. (with Donny Osmond), original company Music of
the Night, Starlight Express, and Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity. Television: Music
Director/Conductor “Broadway Under the Stars”, CBS 2002-2006; CBS Tree Lighting in Bryant
Park 2006-2011. Film: “The Producers”.
Phil was also nominated for a Grammy award for his work as co-producer of the Drowsy Chaperone original cast album.
MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Scenic Designer) designed the world premiere of the new Duncan
Sheik/Kyle Jarrow musical Whisper House at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. He has created sets
for several musicals by Joe Iconis, including Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova, ReWrite at Urban
Stages, The Black Suits at The Public Theater, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks for
TheatreworksUSA, and Things To Ruin at both The Zipper Factory and Second Stage Theatre.
Recent credits include Jeffrey Hatcher’s Ella, appearing in cities all across the country; the
critically acclaimed productions of Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, Big River, and Camelot
for Goodspeed Musicals; Barnum for Asolo Repertory Theatre’s 50th anniversary season;
Oklahoma! starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase celebrating the Oklahoma State Centennial; the
American premieres of Frank McGuinness’ Gates of Gold and The Bird Sanctuary; and national
and international tours of James Taylor’s One Man Band.
Mr. Schweikardt’s online portfolio can be seen at www.msportfolio.com.
GAIL BALDONI (Costume Design) At the Cape: Noises Off, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Pete N Keely,
Lend Me a Tenor, Regrets Only, Leader of the Pack and Moon Over Buffalo. NYC credits include
My Fair Lady starring Kelsey Grammar at The New York Philharmonic, Wonderful Town at New
York City Opera and an Emmy nomination for NBC’s Another World. Film work: Mermaids,
starring Cher and The Boy in the Bathtub. Regional shows for Papermill Playhouse, Goodspeed
Opera, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The Boston Ballet and
Westchester Broadway Theatre. Off-Broadway shows include Tall Grass, Home of the Brave,
Cinderella, The Subject was Roses, Jolson & Co., A Majority of One, I Can Get It For You
Wholesale, Rags, Milk and Honey, The Yiddish Trojan Woman, The Sphinx Winx and Shabbatai.
Gail has been fortunate to design tours in Taiwan, Singapore, Portugal, Columbia and
Switzerland. Other favorite projects include the Rockette’s Christmas Show, Disney on Ice and
The Ringling Bros. Circus. Gail collaborated on the 30th Anniversary tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and
currently has a Ain’t tour in Europe.