Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia!
Ensemble, U/S Father Alexandrios
Previous Fulton shows: Chicago, A Christmas Carol, The Wizard of Oz, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Miss Saigon, Hello, Dolly!, Pinocchio, A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, Snow White. Other Credits: Walnut Street Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Prince Music Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars, Beef & Boards, Act 2 Playhouse, Cats National Tour (Troika Entertainment). Pre-Broadway: Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A Changin’ TV/Print: Harrah’s Philadelphia, US Open. Joey is the General Manager of The Summer Club, a 17-piece Big Band. He also serves as The Fulton Theatre’s Associate Casting Director and Entertainment Coordinator. For Jeff, Piper, and Jackson! @joeytumble
Nicole is overjoyed to be performing as an ensemble member in Mamma Mia! This is her first show with the Fulton Theatre. Nicole is currently a senior at the Center For Performing and Fine Arts and Pennsylvania Academic Leadership Charter School. She has performed at American Music Theatre as a teen ensemble member in Home For The Holidays and The First Noel, and a teen swing in Songs Of The Silver Screens. Nicole would like to thank her parents for supporting her and for always being her number one fans!
Megan Nicole Arnoldy
Megan is so grateful to Marc and thrilled to be performing at the Fulton for the first time! Las Vegas: Jersey Boys (Lorraine). National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. Regional: High Society (Tracy Lord-The Walnut Street Theatre) The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet-Human Race Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse) Minsky’s (World Premiere, Ahmanson Theatre) 42nd Street (Peggy -Tuacahn Center for the Arts), Grease (Sandy-Marriott Theatre, Carousel Dinner Theatre), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. BFA Musical Theatre – Penn State. For my Matthew.
Joe is pleased to return to the Fulton Stage after Fulton’s very own Treasure Island. Previous credits include Pip in Off-Broadway’s Pip’s Island, Private Tucker in Tim Rice’s newest musical From Here to Eternity, Rocky in Rocky Horror among many others. Special thanks to Marc for having me back, my parents for the everlasting support and Corinne, my partner in crime. Follow official_joebach and visit www.joe-bach.com to keep up with the madness!
Katie could not be more excited to be returning to the Fulton Theatre!! Originally from Wisconsin, she recently moved to New York after spending the last two years traveling and performing on Celebrity Cruise Lines. Past credits at the Fulton include: Footloose (Rusty) and Sister Act (Michelle). Biggest thanks to my wonderful family and friends, Marc Robin, Bob Cline, and everyone at the Fulton for their unlimited kindness and support!
Islander, Pit Singer
Delaney is thrilled to return to the Fulton having previously appeared in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the youth production of Mary Poppins. Delaney is graduating from J.P. McCaskey High School where she played Fiona in Shrek, The Musical and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She was selected for multiple honor choirs including the PA All-State Choir and the All-Eastern Treble Chorus. Delaney has performed with EPAC, LAPA, Popovsky Studios, PRiMA, and Servant Stage Company. Her favorite roles have included the title role in Annie, Rosalie in School of Rock, and L.P. in Social Studies. Delaney would like to thank her teachers and family for their guidance and support. She will be starting the BFA in Musical Theatre at LBC this fall. SDG!
Ensemble, Pit Singer, U/S Sam Carmichael
Robert is delighted to return to the Fulton stage after serving as chorus master for The Hunchback of Notre Dame last summer. He previously appeared in Disney’s Newsies (Seitz) and the Fulton Family Series production of Big, The Musical (MacMillan). Other recent credits include Freud’s Last Session (Freud), Titanic (Ismay), Evita (Perón), HMS Pinafore (Dick Deadeye), and Chess (de Courcey). Robert is Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Lancaster Bible College and founding director of The Trust Performing Arts Center. He holds degrees from the U. of Miami, the Eastman School of Music, and U. of Washington. Robert and his wife, the pianist Kendra Bigley, have three amazing children, two awesome children-in-law, and one barely tolerable geriatric dog. SDG
Kelly Liz Bolick
Lisa, Dance Captain
Kelly is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton Theatre! Other favorite credits include Maine State Music Theatre’s Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl), Saturday Night Fever (Connie/DC), and Singin’ in the Rain and the Off-Broadway shows Southern Comfort at the Public Theater (US Carly/assistant choreographer) and Volleygirls (swing/asst choreographer). Additional credits include the First International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (swing/DC), Mary Poppins at NC Theatre (Fannie/DC), Disney’s Newsies (News Girl/DC) and White Christmas (Shirley/DC) at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, and West Side Story at Chicago Ravinia (swing). Much love to my friends and family!
DeShawn is absolutely thrilled to be back at the Fulton! Previously at the Fulton: Chicago. Regional: Honeymoon in Vegas, Disney’s Newsies (Mush), Oklahoma! at the Marriott Theatre; Guys and Dolls at Asolo Repertory Theatre; Mamma Mia! at Westchester Broadway Theatre; Little Mermaid (Jetsam) at Virginia Musical Theatre. Mary Poppins, Peter Pan at ArtPark Theatre and Legally Blonde, The Musical on Norwegian Cruise Lines. DeShawn is a proud BFA Music Theatre graduate from Elon University! He gives all the thanks to God! Much love and thanks to Marc Robin, Bob Cline and the entire Fulton team! Always for you Mom! IG @deshawnbowens
Ensemble, U/S Eddie
Zach is honored to make his Fulton Theatre debut in Mama Mia! He is a Queens, NY native, a recent graduate of Pace University’s BFA Musical Theater program and proud alum of LaGuardia Arts HS (the “Fame” School). Zach’s professional credits include a phantom in The Rocky Horror Show, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins and Ren McCormack in Footloose (for which he won Best Actor in BroadwayWorld’s 2018 Awards – Delaware Region) at Clear Space Theatre; and a dancer in Hershey Park’s 2017 Dance Dance Dance: Heartbeat. Special thanks to Bob Cline, Marc Robin, our cast, crew, music and production teams. All my love to my parents, my family and my beautiful Makenna! www.zachbravo.com IG: the_zachbravo Twitter: TheZachBravo
Lauren Paige Bristow
Fulton debut! A native of Media, PA, Lauren is an alum of the Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia and studies voice with Susan Dash of Devon, PA. Regional credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Glinda/Aunt Em), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble/Johanna u/s), and Disney’s Newsies (Bowery Beauty/Newsie/Medda u/s) at the Media Theatre; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Enchantress/Ensemble) at the Candlelight Dinner Theatre (DE); and Big Fish (Mermaid) at the Ritz Theatre Company. Many thanks to Marc Robin and the whole team at the Fulton! For Mom, Dad, Samantha, her wonderful teachers, family, and friends. @laurenpaigebristow
Grace is thrilled to be back at the Fulton and is grateful to Marc Robin and Joey Abramowicz for this wonderful opportunity! Previously at the Fulton: 42nd Street (Ensemble), Billy Elliot, The Musical (Susan Parks), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble), Mary Poppins (u/s Jane Banks). Special thanks to Joanne Abrom, Kelly Strange, and the wonderful cast and crew of Mamma Mia!. She is also incredibly grateful to her amazing friends and Mom, Dad, and Court for being the best support system a girl could ask for. IG: @_gracebrowning_
Islander, Ensemble, U/S Rosie
Lanene is absolutely thrilled to be back at the Fulton where she last played Miss Shields in A Christmas Story, The Musical. Broadway/Tours: Mamma Mia!, Elf, The Musical (secretary Deb), Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly Tate u/s), Titanic (Stw. Robinson/Jack Thayer), Big, The Musical (yuppie Diane), Cats (Sillabub). Toured Japan singing with the Tokyo Philharmonic. Favorite roles: Helen (Fun Home), Rosie (Mamma Mia!), Karen/Murial/Norma (Plaza Suite), Mary (Mauritius), Gloria (Boeing Boeing), Paulette (Legally Blonde, The Musical) and Irene Molloy (Hello Dolly). BFA Point Park University. www.LaneneCharters.com. Many thanks to Marc, and much love and thanks to Mom and Dad!!
Jeffrey is thrilled to be appearing again on a stage at the Fulton Theatre. He has performed in over 100 professional productions and has most recently been seen at the Fulton in A Christmas Carol earlier this season. Other recent Fulton productions include Blackbird, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, A Christmas Story The Musical, 4000 Days and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame for a week. He is the co-creator and Executive Director of The Summer Club, a night club cabaret show featuring musical standards, stand-up comedy and a 17-piece Big Band which has been featured at the Fulton. He is thrilled to have joined the historic Fulton Theatre’s full-time team as the Annual Fund and Foundation Manager last September and is a proud new member of this wonderful Lancaster community. Love and thanks to Marc for making this move a reality. Love, as always, to P, J, & J.
Father Alexandrios, U/S Bill Austin
National Tours: Bye, Bye, Birdie (starring Troy Donahue), Big River (Lafe, Counselor Robinson), Barry Manilow’s Copacabana (Sam Silver) and Seussical, The Musical (Horton the Elephant). Off-Broadway: Face The Music (Hal Reisman) Regional: Into the Woods (The Baker), The Sound of Music (Max Detwiler), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Goran) Carousel (Enoch Snow) The All Night Strut (Man #2) Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… (Louis Schlang) Crazy for You (Lank Hawkins) Tomfoolery (Randall – Shelly Award), Little Shop Of Horrors (Orin Scrivello) Steve Martin’s Picasso At The Lapin Agile (Schmendiman) Noises Off (Gary Lejune) Bus Stop (Carl) Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Reverend Tooker), Lend Me A Tenor (Tito Marelli) and many more. Randall is a Broadway World Award Winner for his performance in Gypsy. Training: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Randall is the winner of the Florence Bowler Vocal Scholarship, as well as a proud member of Actors Equity! Randall is also an Adjunct Professor in the Theatre Department at York College of Pennsylvania. For Gretchen, thanks for being the Sandy to my Glenn, for opening things, and still taking my breath away, and for Steven, Cooper, Zachary, and Madelyn, who are my world, now and forever.
Islander, Pit Singer
Steven is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton Theatre after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Steven is a rising junior BFA musical theatre major at Rider University. Steven has performed locally at the Dutch Apple Dinner, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, and Popovsky Performing Arts Center. Special thanks to Marc, Joey, Neal, family, friends, cast and crew for their love and support! @stevengagliano
Islander, Ensemble, u/s Donna Sheridan
Sara is stoked to return to the Fulton after previously appearing in A Christmas Story, The Musical in 2017. A Philly native, Sara’s credits include the regional premieres of Matilda (Mrs.Wormwood) and Cinderella (Gabrielle) at Tuacahn Amphitheater, MUNY (Mamma Mia!), Theatre Under the Stars (How to Succeed…), Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, & Theatre By The Sea. Proud alumni of The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks and love to Marc, Joey, Avalon, and Mom, Dad, and Nate. @sarajgallo
Islander, Pit Singer, u/s Lanene Charters Ensemble Track
Samantha is SO grateful for the opportunity to return to the Fulton stage having previously appeared in Big, The Musical and Disney’s The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. In the fall, Samantha will begin her senior year in the BFA program for musical theater at Lancaster Bible College. Favorite roles include Dolly in Hello, Dolly!, Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, Mrs. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (LBC); June in The Man Who Came To Dinner, Lucy in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (Reverie Actors Co.); and Kate Murphy in Titanic (Servant Stage Co.). A huge thanks to her friends and family for all of their love and support, and ultimately God for all of these amazing opportunities! Isaiah 40:31
Islander, Pit Singer
Brayden is thrilled to be making his Fulton debut in Mamma Mia! His favorite credits include Mary Poppins (Bert) and Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie) at Lancaster Bible College, A Christmas Carol (Fred/Old Joe) and Titanic: The Musical (Joseph Bell/Bricoux) through Servant Stage Company, and Urinetown (Bobby Strong) and Honk! The Musical (Ugly) at Augustana University. Brayden was raised in Sioux Falls, SD and prefers his bacon slightly crispy and his eggs over easy. In the fall he will be in his third year pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at LBC. Brayden would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support, his past and present teachers for their wisdom, and the Lord for placing those people in his life.
Charis is so grateful to be returning to the beautiful Fulton Theatre. She was most recently seen here as Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, and Maggie Jones in 42nd Street. Some favorite Fulton credits: The Irish and How They Got That Way, Always, Patsy Cline (Louise), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), Legally Blonde, The Musical (Paulette), The Addams Family (Grandma), The Full Monty (Georgie) and Gypsy (Electra). Charis has been a proud member of Actors Equity for over 20 years. CLG. Please see CharisLeos.com
Ensemble, U/S Sophie Sheridan
Lauren is so excited to be making her Fulton Debut! She is a Junior musical theatre student at Abilene Christian University. Previous credits include; Ensemble/US Belle, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Maine State Music Theatre); Kim Macafee, Bye Bye Birdie (MSMT); Performance Intern (MSMT); Pouncival, Cats (ACU); Charlotte, Oliver! (Theatre Under the Stars); Music Man (Theatre Under the Stars). All glory to God.
Alex Hayden Miller
Eddie, U/S Sky
Alex is excited to return to the Fulton after 42nd Street this holiday season. Oklahoma City native and University of Michigan graduate. Favorite credits include: 42nd Steet (Billy u/s) Fulton, Disney’s Newsies (Morris Delancey) The Muny, The Tempest (Ferdinand) University of Michigan. Proud AEA member. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Elle, DGRW and especially Bob Cline and everyone at The Fulton for another wonderful opportunity. Special thanks to Marc Robin for inspiring so many people to tell stories and helping them to do it well. Thunder up and Go Blue!
Ensemble, U/S Lisa
Brianna is thrilled to be making her Fulton debut in Mamma Mia! Brianna most recently finished Jersey Boys as Mary Delgado (NCL) and Grease as Betty Rizzo at the Temple Theatre. Other credits include Brenda in Hairspray (American Stage), Billie in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Marcy in Dogfight, Catch Me If You Can, Side Show, and lead production vocalist for NCL. She received her BFA in musical theatre at The University of Tampa, but hails from Baltimore, MD! Huge thanks to Mom & Dad for their endless support and love. Luke 1:45. @fulll_mooney
Credits: Legally Blonde, The Musical (Warner- Nat’l Tour), Broadway Christmas Wonderland (Nat’l Tour) Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis – NCCL), Regional: Mamma Mia! (ACT of CT), Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod – Human Race Theatre), Best Little…Texas (Maples Repertory) and Life Could Be a Dream (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati). James’ new debut EP available on iTunes and Spotify! Many thanks to the Creative and Production team at the Fulton! BFA- Wright State University. Take3Talent. @James.Oblak
Fran is so happy to be back in beautiful Downtown Lancaster! Last season Fran appeared as Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls. Other Fulton shows: A Steady Rain (Denny); Arsenic and Old Lace (Brophy); White Christmas (Ayyyepp!). A Philadelphia based actor He has worked for most of his hometown’s Regional theatres including The Arden, The Wilma, and Philadelphia Theatre Co., as well as over 30 productions for the Walnut St. Theatre where he can be seen this Fall and Holiday Season in Young Frankenstein (Inspector & Hermit) and Shrek, The Musical. Fran is very proud to be a founding member of The Summer Club, a seventeen piece big band show he helped create with his buddy and co-star of this show Jeff Coon. Many thanks to Marc Robin and the Fulton family for this great opportunity!
Chuck was most recently seen upstairs at the Fulton in The Mystery of Irma Vep and previously downstairs as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, and Prince Herbert (et al.) in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Select off-Broadway credits include Silence! (Silence of the Lambs, The Musical), Hazel Flagg, and How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes. Chuck’s most recent tour credit is the Broadway 1st National company of the Tony-Award winning A Gentleman‘s Guide to Love and Murder. He has appeared in regional principal work at the Walnut Street in Philly, Theater Under the Stars in Houston, Kansas City Starlight, and several seasons at Maine State Music Theatre. As an educator, he is currently on the acting faculty of CAP21 at Molloy College in NYC. (hey pal, wmtn)
Ensemble, U/S Tanya
Melaina is thrilled to be making her Fulton Theatre debut. She is excited to perform in Mamma Mia! Previously, Melaina has performed at Maine State Music Theatre in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever, Singin’ in the Rain, I Love a Piano, Bye Bye Birdie and Pinocchio. A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater); Londoner, A Chorus Line (The Virginia Samford Theatre); Cassie. Melaina studies Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama. She thanks Marc for this amazing opportunity. melainacoreyrairamo.com (@melaina-rairamo)
Ensemble, Islander, U/S Harry Bright
Previously at the Fulton: Chicago, 42nd Street, Disney’s Newsies, James and the Giant Peach, Annie Get Your Gun, Footloose, Sister Act, Legally Blonde, The Musical, Elf, The Musical, A Christmas Carol, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Singin’ in the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Carousel. Regionally: Andy Lee, 42nd Street; Cosmo, Singin’ in the Rain; Larry, A Chorus Line; Emcee, Cabaret; Mongojerrie, Cats; Gremio, Kiss Me Kate; Diction Coach, Singin’ in the Rain. Director/Choreographer credits: Princess and the Pea, Pinocchio, Elf, The Musical, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Twas’ the Night before Christmas, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, Pinkalicious, How To Bust a Bully!, All Shook Up, Chicago, 42nd Street and Anything Goes.
Shea is beyond excited to be back with her Fulton family! Broadway: Allegiance (Betsy Tanaka). Regional: Here Lies Love (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Footloose, and Little Shop of Horrors (Fulton Theatre), South Pacific (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cape Playhouse, MTW), Seussical The Musical (The Muny), Spring Awakening (Hangar Theatre), West Side Story (Music Theatre Wichita). She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. Special thanks to DGRW, and love to her friends and family. For my mom who inspires me every day!
Islander, Pit Singer, Dance Swing
AnaNicole is a Sophomore musical theatre major studying at Rider University. Past credits include Will Rogers Follies as a Ziegfeld Follie, and RWS Entertainment Group as a MainStage Performer.
Eric couldn’t be more excited to be making his Fulton Theatre debut as Sky in Mamma Mia! He most recently played Tony in Abilene Opera’s production of West Side Story. Other regional credits include Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Mamma Mia!), Theatre Aspen (Ragtime, Our Town) and Argyle Theatre (Peter and the Starcatcher). Eric is a Long Island-native and is an alumni of Pace University. Thank you so much to the cast, crew, and everyone who made this production possible! Many thanks to the team over at Wolf Talent Group. He couldn’t do any of this without all the love and support from his amazing friends and incredible family.
Most recently portrayed Diana in Next to Normal (Casa Manana) and Mama Rose in Gypsy (North Carolina Theatre) both under the direction of Eric Woodall. Pre-Broadway: First Wives Club (Elise) Las Vegas- Mamma Mia! (Donna) NATIONAL TOUR: Mamma Mia! (Tanya). REGIONAL: D.C. Shakespeare Kiss me Kate (Kate) Signature Theatre The Fix (Violet); Fulton Theatre Little Shop Of Horrors (Audrey) Fulton Theatre Guys and Dolls (Adelaide) Chicago: Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond, 2013 Jeff Award), Legally Blonde, The Musical (Paulette, Jeff Award nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne); Goodman Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit); Once Upon a Time in New Jersey (Celeste, Jeff Award nomination), Into the Woods (Witch), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont, Jeff Award nomination), The King and I (Anna).
Brian Karl Soutner
Brian is elated to be making his Fulton debut among such a fantastic cast! He is currently a rising senior BFA Acting major at Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. Other regional credits include Anything Goes and The Music Man at the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston (Featured Ensemble). Point Park credits include 42nd Street (Ensemble u/s Andy Lee) and the Grand Opening Gala for the new Pittsburgh Playhouse (Dancer), featuring Tony Yazbeck, Shirley Jones, and Rob Ashford. Brian would like to thank Marc Robin and the entire creative team at the Fulton for the incomparable experience and opportunity, as well as his parents for their undying support of him pursuing his dreams. @briankarl
Matthew is over the moon to be making his debut at The Fulton! He recently performed in The Who’s Tommy at The Kennedy Center and is excited to be continuing on his journey. Other credits include -National Tours: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Elf: The Musical, MM2 Modern Dance Company. Regional Theatre: Prince of Egypt, Matilda, Cinderella, Elf: The Musical (Buddy U/S), Gypsy (Tulsa). He’s a proud member of the Bloc Talent Agency family and continues to send love, light, good energy and thanks to the humans that surround him. Remember, “The meaning of life is just to be alive.” -Alan Watts. @matthewvarvar
Lauren is thrilled to be making her Fulton Theatre debut! She has had the privilege to perform in eleven productions with American Music Theatre since 2010, including original Christmas shows, Broadway: Now and Forever, Music of the Night and Crooners, along with multiple shows with Servant Stage Company and PRiMA Theatre. Lauren has also performed in numerous productions with Lancaster Bible College, such as The Music Man, Hello Dolly, Mary Poppins, Titanic, and Bye Bye Birdie. Lauren has appeared as a featured vocalist with the Annie Moses Band at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Additionally, she enjoys playing the violin and piano. In the fall, Lauren will attend the Institute for American Musical Theatre. Isaiah 12:2
Anson J.H. Woodin
Anson is very excited to be back at the Fulton for Mamma Mia! He is originally from Ames, Iowa and a proud graduate of Iowa State University and The University of Illinois. Recent credits at the Fulton Theatre include, Treasure Island, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and It Happened In Key West. Other recent credits in NYC include Freddy in My Fair Lady, Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Into The Woods. He is very grateful for the wonderful staff and the people of Lancaster who have always made working at the Fulton and absolute pleasure!