Cast & CREATive
David Edwards* - Fagin
DAVID EDWARDS made his theatre debut as a child in the Broadway musical THE ROTHSCHILDS. Broadway/Tour: THE PRODUCERS, BY JEEVES. Off-Bway he was the last “El Gallo” in the original run of THE FANTASTICKS. Other NYC credits include ROOM SERVICE, ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, THE DISPUTATION, IONESCOPADE. Regional roles include MAN OF LA MANCHA (Quixote), LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Albin) CAMELOT (Arthur), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Fredrik), IRMA VEP, LITTLE ME, 1776, RAGTIME & CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at such venues as Ordway, Eugene O’Neill, Westchester Bway, Old Globe, Orlando Shakespeare, Portland Stage, GeVA, Bristol Riverside, Gateway, Florida Studio, & Syracuse Stage. Film/TV: “Belly,” “The Fantasticks: Try to Remember,” “Meshuggah-Nuns,” “The Good Wife.” Cast albums: BITTERSUITE, KINGS & solo album “David Edwards Giving Voice,” available on Amazon & ITunes. www.davidedwardsonline.com.
Kevin McDonnell - Mr. Brownlow - Kevin is originally from Rockland County and has lived in Harriman since 1996 . Kevin is a retired letter carrier and has been active in local theater for over 20 years. He is a proud member of Cornerstone Theater Arts in Goshen NY and has appeared in many of their outdoor Shakepeare productions. Kevin has recently completed his directorial debut for CTA and had a successful run with the James McLure comedy "Lone Star" .
Nathaniel Myles - Mr. Sowerberry/Dr. Grimwig -
Nathaniel Myles is elated to be making his Greenwood Lake Theater debut! Graduating form Savannah College of Art and Design, Nathaniel moved to New York in late 2016. Since his arrival he has done Bone Soup with the Black Lady Theatre and performed as a dancer for The Black History Museum with the Smoke & Mirrors company. In his studies at SCAD he performed in: Ragtime:The Musical (Ensemble/Asst.Choreographer) Hairspray (Ensemble) Moby Dick: The Musical (Elijah) and Dancing with the Stars:Konfidential Edition (Director/Choreographer/Dancer). He would like to thank the cast and the crew for an amazing experience and stupendous production!
Jordan P. Schroeder- The Artful Dodger is thrilled to be joining Greenwood Lake Theater this summer! A native of the Capital Region and a recent graduate of Yale University, Jordan has been fortunate enough to perform in a number of different productions in NYC, both onstage and onscreen - for more info, check out jordanpschroeder.com! Most recently he was seen on the Cortland Rep stage in their production of Newsies. All of my love always to the friends who are family, Chloe, Anna, and (of course) Mom and Dad.
Mary Virginia* - Mrs. Corney
was born in Virginia and now has an adorable little house in Greenwood Lake. She received her B.M. from East Carolina University, and a M.A. from Radford University. Theater: Glinda in The Wizard of Oz and Rona Lisa Peretti in Spelling Bee with Greenwood Lake Theater; Rosalind in As You Like It, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Helena & Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Spontaneous Shakespeare Players; the title role in the world premiere of Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory with Xoregos Performing Company; Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire with Thunder Bay Theatre; and Hermione in The Winter's Tale with Southwest Shakespeare Company. She is a Co-Artistic Director at Greenwood Lake Theater and is excited to be a part of Oliver! Love to ADLC, family, friends, 6 nieces, and 2 fur kids for their continued love, support and slobbery kisses! Mary is a proud member of Actor's Equity & SAG-AFTRA. MsMaryVirginia.com
Katherine Weatherford* - Nancy
Katherine Weatherford is thrilled to be back on the stage with Greenwood Lake Theater! You may have seen her last year as Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In addition to performing with the company, Katherine serves as Co-Artistic Director alongside Mary McKinley. Past stage credits include Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Judy Haynes in White Christmas, Ariel Moore in Footloose, and Maria in West Side Story. She has also appeared in numerous independent films, websites and television shows, including over 30 appearances as a guest presenter for Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel. She wants to thank her incredible team of collaborators, her family, and Bryan, for his unending support, patience, and humor.
Greg Kalafatas - Mr. Bumble/Knife Grinder
Greg is happy to be making his debut at Greenwood Lake Theater. Previous credits include the national tours of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Big Bopper) and The Drowsy Chaperone. Disney Cruise Line (Genie), Hairspray (Edna), Full Monty (Dave), The Producers (Franz) & Chicago (Amos). You’ll also be able to see him in the upcoming national tour of Something Rotten as Nostradamus. Lots of love and thanks to family, friends and everyone who helped make this possible. gregkalafatas.com
Gitana Mims - Musical Director
Gitana Mims is a graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Don Maxwell. She holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Education with an emphasis in Voice. Miss Mims has been both teaching privately and musically directing for over a decade while making occasional appearances on stage. She has had the privilege to musically direct such shows as “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, “Chicago”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Kiss Me, Kate”, and “Godspell”. Miss Mims is a lifetime member of the Texas Music Educators Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing; she has also written contributing articles for the Southwestern Musician. Currently you can find her in Saint Louis teaching various music classes and lessons as well as performing with a jazz ensemble on North Grand.
Laura Ann Peterson - Mrs. Sowerberry/Mrs. Bedwin/Old Sally - Laura Ann Peterson is elated to make her Greenwood Lakes Theater debut in Oliver! alongside such a talented artistic team, cast & crew. New York: Holofernia in Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical (The York), Victoria Woodhull in Dumpster Fire (SheNYC), Survivors’ Chorus in Kiss Me or Cut Off My Head (Primrose Productions). Other Theatrical Credits: Rose Hoffman/Trucker in Working: The Musical (MMC) & Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (Arts Alive). Proud graduate of Marymount Manhattan College! Laura would like to thank God as well as her parents for their unconditional support. Follow her theatrical adventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at www.lauraannpeterson.com!
Michael Sherry - Director & Choreographer - Michael , the Artistic Director at Backdoor Theatre in Wichita Falls, TX, is New Jersey born and raised. After living and studying in New York City, Michael is a graduate of AMDA and Elon University in North Carolina. Regional credits include A Chorus Line, Oklahoma, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Big River. Off-Broadway credits include Dickens's- A Christmas Carol, and one of the first Off-Broadway project productions of The Phantom of the Opera. Other credits include Cats and Hairspray. Michael moved to Wichita Falls to dance for the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre. Later,Michael was asked to direct and choreograph Backdoor Theatre’s production of A Chorus Line, and later Chicago. Since taking over as Artistic Director, he has directed numerous shows, including “Chicago,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Spamalot,” “Cabaret,” “Les Miserables,” “RENT,” “Avenue Q,” and “Rocky Horror Show.”
Brady Walsh - Bill Sikes
Brady is a native of Burnt Hills, NY and graduate of the Crane School of Music where he studied Music Business, Music Education, and Vocal Performance. In 2011, he co-founded a children's theatre camp, Carpe Diem Productions in Round Lake, NY, where he served as Music Director for 4 years. When not on stage or hiking, Brady works at the Metropolitan Opera in the Artistic Department, coordinating the National Council Auditions and assisting in casting. Credits include: Ragtime (Tateh), Candide (Maximillian), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), My Fair Lady (Alfred Doolittle), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hysterium), Seussical (Wickersham), and On the Town (Andy/Dance Ensemble).
Caitlin Kellermeyer* - Stage Manager Caitlin is a proud alumnus from Sam Houston State University and very excited to join the Greenwood Lake Family! Post college she worked for various theatres and companies including The Walt Disney Company, La Jolla Playhouse, and Forestburgh Playhouse. Most recent tours include: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Pete the Cat, Skippyjon Jones; Snow What!?, and Berenstain Bears LIVE! Much love to the #kellermeyerkids and TL3!
Theresa Nelson - Lighting Design & Tech - Theresa is delighted to be a part of Greenwood Lake Theater again, this year as the lighting designer! An Emerson College graduate, she pursues both film and theater, in the forms of producing, lighting design, and cinematography and was recently a producing apprentice with Metropolitan Playhouse in the East Village.
* The Actor/Stage Manager appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.