Meet the Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
she/her (Marcy Park)
Fulton Debut! National Tour: R+H’s Cinderella (u/s Ella). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Belle, Theatre Under the Stars), The Little Mermaid (Ariel, TUTS), Twelfth Night (Viola, Dallas Theatre Center), Austen’s Pride (Lydia, 5th Avenue Theatre), Gloria (Kendra, Asolo Repertory Theatre), R+H’s Cinderella (Ella, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre). Film/TV: WeCrashed (Upcoming; Apple TV), Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Netflix). Incredibly grateful to be here. @delphiborich
WILL STEPHAN CONNELL
he/him (Chip Tolentino)
Will is absolutely thrilled to return to the Fulton after appearing as Pinocchio in 2018. A University of Pennsylvania alum, he has performed on many stages in the Philadelphia area, including the Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Gretna Theatre, and more. Select credits include Laurie (Little Women), Jack (Into the Woods), Carmen Ghia (The Producers), Woof (Hair), and Harry Houdini (Ragtime). Endless thanks to Fran, Ben, Dann, Joey, Tim, Marc, and everyone at the Fulton for a spectacular time. Next up: Jesus Christ Superstar at ACT of Connecticut!
Gabrielle is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton! She was last here as a sister in Evita. Other regional credits include Blackbird (Una) and The Whale (Ellie). Love to family, cast and crew; faith manages.
MATTHEW MICHAEL JANISSE
he/him (William Barfée)
Fulton Debut! Credits Include National Tours: Something Rotten! (Nick Bottom), Cabaret (Max-Sax), Mamma Mia! (Dad Cover), Regional Theatre: Merry Little Xmas (Actor 3), Virginia Stage Company, Something Rotten! (Nick Bottom), Le Petit Theatre, Into The Woods ft. Tituss Burgess (Rapunzel’s Prince), Adrien Arsht Center, and 18 shows at the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Commercials: Mass Mutual (Realistic Dad), Farmers Dog (Chef Honesti), Brain HP (War Ogre). Special Thanks to my family, Avalon, DDO, Daisy, and my very own Olive, my fiancé Carolyn “I love.” My favorite word is “awful”, a misunderstood word that used to mean “to inspire awe.” IG@Matthewnofilter
(Mitch Mahoney, Dan Dad, Olive’s Dad)
Randy is very excited to be back on the Fulton stage! He was last seen in Together We Celebrate. NYC/Off Broadway; Three Mo Tenors, Parable of the Sower (The Public Theater) International tours; Ivan Jacob’s Phantom of the Opera, The Temptation of St. Anthony. Favorite Fulton Credits; Sister Act (Lt. Eddie Souther), Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Treasure Island (Akir) Favorite Regional Credits; Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.), Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll & Hyde), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Adrian), Tick…Tick, Boom! (Michael). Randy is also a staple soloist at American Music Theater. BM Manhattan School of Music, NYC. Randy would like to thank everyone for supporting live theater, once again! www.randymjeter.com
(Vice Principal Douglas Panch)
Andrew has been in an ebullient mood since joining this show. This melange of cast and crew is a serendipitous gathering of ultracrepidarianism, which has created a show that is generally fatuous. Enough big words. Andrew is proud to call Lancaster his home, and to have a chance to be back at The Fulton. He was most recently seen as a part of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Favorite Fulton credits: Leo Bloom – The Producers; Isaac – Disgraced; Smee – Peter Pan; Mssr. Bouc – Murder on the Orient Express; Giles Ralston – The Mousetrap; Jacob/Potiphar – Joseph…; The Gentleman Caller – The Glass Menagerie. Other favorite Regional Credits: Kodaly – She Loves Me; The Wizard – The Wizard of Oz; Joe Pitt – Angels in America; Frank’n’Furter – Rocky Horror; Marcellus – The Music Man. Thanks for supporting live theatre! Much love to K, A, and C.
he/him (u/s Leaf/Chip)
Brayden is incredibly excited to be returning to the Fulton Theatre! Previously at the Fulton, you may have seen Brayden living it up in Greece with the cast of Mamma Mia! Recently earning a BFA in Musical Theatre from Lancaster Bible College, Brayden has appeared locally in various theatres, including American Music Theatre, Gretna Theatre, and Servant Stage Company. Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, Brayden prefers his bacon slightly crispy and his eggs over easy. He would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support, and his past and present mentors for their wisdom, and Joey, Marc, and Fran for this opportunity. Insta: @BKrikk3 Website: BraydenKrikke.com. SDG
(Rona Lisa Perreti, Olive’s Mom)
This marks Charis’ 21st appearance at the Fulton. She was most recently seen in Murder on the Orient Express (Helen Hubbard), Mamma Mia (Rosie) and The Glass Managerie (Amanda). She was a featured performer in Broadway Backwards, and in her 20+ years as a member of Actors Equity, her credits include roles at Portland Stage, Maine State Music Thtr, Walnut Street, Pioneer , New London, Riverside , Pittsburgh CLO, TUTs, Dallas Thtr Center, Second Stage, Gateway Playhouse, The Palace, Casa Manana, North Shore, The Plaza, Dallas Rep, Stage West, Moving Target, Mountain Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, Dallas Children’s Theater, Northern Stage, Reagle Players and Worcester Foothills Thtr, among others. She is incredibly grateful to be back with her Fulton family! CLG. See CharisLeos.com
CAROLYN ANNE MILLER
she/her (Olive Ostrovsky)
Carolyn is overwhelmed with happiness to be returning to The Fulton Theatre yet again and this time sharing the stage with her fiancé for the first time in years! You’ve most recently seen her at The Fulton this Holiday season as the ugly stepsister Joy in Cinderella and pre-pandemic as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan. Her other favorite credits include: NYC: Take Me to The World: A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, starring Tituss Burgess (Carnegie Hall). Regional: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy – MSMT), Frozen (Anna – DCL), Betty Blue Eyes (Veronica Allardyce – North American Premier – MTW), Roll On! A New Musical (Cheri Johnson – Roll On! Productions), and many more. Eternally grateful for Mom, Dad, Lance, Marc, Ben, Joey, Daisy, Avalon Artists, and the love of my life Matthew. Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting live theatre!! @carolynannemilleractor / www.carolynannemiller.com
he/him (Leaf Coneybear)
Sam is ecstatic to make his Fulton debut! Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Sam is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he lives and works as an actor and photographer. Previous shows include Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie Monster), How to Succeed in Business… (Bud Frump), Young Frankenstein (Igor), Sweet Charity (Oscar Lindquist), Falsettos (Mendel), Hello, Dolly! (Ambrose Kemper, alongside Andrea McArdle as Dolly), three separate productions of Spamalot (Sir Galahad, Sir Bedevere, & ensemble), The Producers, Legally Blonde, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family, Heathers, & Cabaret. Endless thanks to Fran, Joey, and the entire cast and crew. This one’s for my family.
he/him (u/s Vice Principal Douglas Panch/William Barfée)
Brian first fell in love with Lancaster and the Fulton when he played Mr. Braithwaite in Billy Elliot. Favorite credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Hairspray (Edna), Joseph…(Napthali/Baker), Hello, Dolly! (Rudolph/Ensemble), White Christmas (Snoring Man, Zeke), 42nd Street (Bert Barry) and the Broadway tours of ELF: the musical and The Drowsy Chaperone… among many more. Huge thanks to Marc and ALL of the Fulton staff! Love to my family and friends and thank YOU for supporting live theatre! Psalms 46:10. For Dad.
(u/s Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/Olive’s Dad)
Aaron is so happy to be returning to The Fulton Theatre Stage after making his debut in Cinderella! Recent Regional Credits include : Lo in Grumpy Old Men, and Beauty and the Beast at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre! Other credits include: Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls, Featured ensemble in Ragtime, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. Aaron was also featured in Jonah and Miracle of Christmas at Sight and Sound Theatres! Without the faithfulness of God none of this would be possible for Aaron. Thank you to the Fulton Theatre for another dream come true. Special thanks to his Mother, Sister, Family and best friends for their never ending love and support. IG : ImAaronPottenger
Kalen is a DMV based actress from Atlanta, GA. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Howard University. She was last seen at the Fulton Theatre in Cinderella (Stepsister Grace). Her regional theatre credits include: Elf: The Musical (Deb/Mrs. Claus) at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Spring Awakening (Thea) at Round House Theatre, Grease (Jan) and Godspell (swing) at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. Her film credits include: From Cinders to Ella (Ella) at Adventure Theatre. She thanks God and her supportive family for helping her every step of her career! ◆ IG: k_nicole143 ◆ Facebook and YouTube: Kalen Robinson
she/her (u/s Rona Lisa Perreti/Olive’s Mom/Olive Ostrovsky)
Kathryn is so thrilled to be welcomed back to the Fulton after last appearing in Legally Blonde and Addams Family back in 2015. She’s spent the past few years entertaining audiences all around the world aboard Celebrity Cruises, HAL, NCL, and Regent Cruises. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre and Acting from Liberty University where she later played her dream role of Lily Craven in Secret Garden. So much love to her family and friends for their love and support, and to God for sparking in her a love to create beautiful things! This one’s for you Pop-Pop.
(2nd cover Vice Principal Douglas Panch/William Barfee)
Daniel is thrilled to be making his Fulton debut. In 2021 he performed at Dollywood in the award winning show Dreamland Drive-In as Brainiac and Christmas in the Smokies. Other regional credits include Smoke on the Mountain, Matilda, The Pirates of Penzance, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Jesus Christ Superstar just to name a few. He is a proud graduate of The University of Alabama. @daniel_baskins
(2nd cover Leaf Coneybear/Chip Tolentino)
TJ is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton after appearing in the choir of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. A central PA native, TJ has appeared on stages across the region. He was recently seen in Oyster Mill’s The Last Five Years (Jamie), Open Stage of Harrisburg’s Amelie (Elton John), and Bare Bones Theatre Ensemble’s The Wild Party (Burrs). Other favorites include Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Company (Bobby), and Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). Follow along @teejcreed.
she/her (2nd cover Marcy Park/Loggaine Schwartzandgrubenniere)
Meredith is thrilled to be back at Fulton after being a part of the Ensemble in Elf a few holiday seasons ago! National tour: CoComelon LIVE!, Regional: Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz (EPAC), The Music Man (Prather Productions). Former Walt Disney World Character/Parade Performer. Elon BFA Music Theatre, BA Arts Admin ‘21. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Spencer, family, friends, WG, and Willem. @merclaireredhair www.meredithfox.com
JOSHUA WILLIAM GREEN
(2nd cover Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/Olive's Dad)
Joshua is an actor, singer, and dancer originally from Youngstown, Ohio. He attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and Youngstown State University for musical theater. Joshua has toured nationally in Ragtime (Booker T. Understudy) and Finding Neverland (Mr. Henshaw / Frohman Understudy). His favorite credit is singing behind Sam Smith on the 2018 Grammy Awards. Joshua has also been seen at Servant Stage Company, Prima Theatre and Sight and Sound Theatres. “I am so honored to finally work with the amazing people here at The Fulton.” @joshuawilliamgreen joshuawilliamgreen.com
(2nd cover Rona Lisa Perreti/Olive's Mom/Olive Ostrovsky)
Meagan is thrilled to be back at the Fulton Theatre. Meagan was previously seen at the Fulton Theatre in The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Ensemble, Guys and Dolls – Agatha, Suessical – Sour Kangaroo, and Sweeney Todd -Ensemble. Other favorite credits include Mary Poppins – Mrs. Brill, Sister Act – Ensemble, and Oliver – Mrs. Sowerberry/Mrs. Bedwin. Many thanks to the Fulton Theatre and to her loving husband Jeff. All Glory to God! www.meaganmapson.com