Meet the Cast of Sweat!

Joel Ashur


Joel is very thankful to return to the Fulton. He was last seen in the production of The Fiddler’s Tale, playing the role of BZB. He would like to thank the playwright and the Fulton team for their diligent work, and God and family for support.

Amy Decker


Amy is thrilled to be making her Fulton debut in this powerful show. Tours: The Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour), Fame! (Korean Tour), The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake). NYC: Songs for a New World, Nunsense (Amnesia), Ophelia (Ophelia) and My Way. Select Regional: Mamma Mia (Donna), Hairspray (Velma), The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty), The King & I (Anna), White Christmas (Betty), I Do! I Do! (Agnes), and Boeing Boeing (Gretchen). Thanks to Marc, Joey and the entire Cast and Creative Team. Love to her husband Ryan and little boy Anderson. she/her

Randall Frizado


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! For Steven, Cooper, Zachary, and Madelyn, you make everything in my life infinitely better, just by being who you are, and for Gretchen, you make each day better than the one before, and it is my joy to love you. he/him

Joshua William Green


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 make my debut here at The Fulton.”

Rick Kopecky


Fulton debut. Recent/favorite credits include: Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (LCT), Younger Brother in Ragtime (EPAC), Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (EPAC, LCT), The Balladeer/Oswald in Assassins (Barebones Theatre), Fender in Hairspray (Theatre Harrisburg), Jack in Into the Woods (LCT) and Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (LCT).

Charis Leos


Previously in the studio: The Irish and How They Got That Way, The Glass Menagerie (Amanda). Some favorite Fulton credits: Mamma Mia (Rosie), Murder on the Orient Express (Helen), Gypsy (Electra), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts). Regional credits include: Cagney (Ma Cagney)-Pioneer Theatre, Good People (Jean)-Northern Stage, Das Barbecu-Portland Stage, Victor/Victoria (Mdm Roget)-TUTS, 42nd Street (Maggie)-PCLO, Annie (Hannigan)-Casa Manana, Honk! (Ida)-North Shore Music Thtr, Footloose ( Ethel)-Gateway Playhouse, Hello, Dolly! (Dolly)-Maine State Music Thtr, Mamma Mia (Rosie)- Walnut Street Theater and Riverside Theater. Big thanks to Mikey at The Collective, and my wonderful Fulton family for having me back. CLG.

Ché Lyons


Ché is thrilled to be returning back to the stage, making her Fulton Theatre debut. Favorite selected NYC and Regional Theatre: Stranger in My Body (Eden), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Mattie Campbell), Seven Guitars (Ruby), Gibson Girl (Win), The Exonerated (Georgia Hayes), Wonder of the World (Louis). Originally from Washington, DC, Ché has performed throughout the US in theatre, film, and television. Trained in Meisner Technique with the illustrious Maggie Flanigan Conservatory – NYC, MFA at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy / George Washington University in Classical Acting, and the Moscow Art Theatre / Stanislavski School. Living in complete gratitude for my husband, parents, teachers/mentors, and my furry babies.

Gabriel Rosario

Oscar; Fight Director

American Musical and Dramatic Academy graduate and Faculty Member. Theatre: Foggy Dew; The Adventures of Don Quijote; Follies; The Relationship Type, Fight Captain/Assistant Fight Choreographer for Treasure Island at Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre. Film/TV: Dead@17: Rebirth; Tower of Silence. Fight Director: Romeo and Juliet; Faust on 147th Street; Valor, Agravio y Mujer(HOLA Award Best Fight Choreography); La Paz Perpetua; Rut; 12 Floors; Les Chienes; Great Diamond Heist. @gabrielrosarioprfights

Byron Glenn Willis


Byron is excited to return to the Fulton Theatre where he was last seen in the production of Dreamgirls. Other theatre credits include: Miracle, Tasered: The Philip Coleman Story, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Rent, Hair, Big River, Civil War, Smokey Joes Cafe, Alabama Story, The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Dreamgirls, Once On This Island, Treasure Island and Finian’s Rainbow, Porgy & Bess, Caroline or Change, The Buddy Holly Story, Congo Square; Nativity, Dessa Rose, Pullman Porter Blues, Purlie, Ragtime, The Jackie Wilson Story, Sensational Soulful 60’s, Doo Wop Shoo Bop, Nefertiti, Higher Ground, European Tour of Hair. TV/Film: Dormant Evil, Barbershop 2, Detroit 1-8-7, Chicago Code, Chicago P.D. A proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and Hayes Talent. Much thanks to Marc Robin/Fulton Theatre and the Creative Team!!

Additional Cast


u/s Stan

At the Fulton- Changing Channels (World Premiere), Wait Until Dark, Lev of Leningrad (staged reading). Off-Broadway- Reservoir Dogs, Roberto Zucco (Empire Theatre Co.), Patience (Boomerang Theatre Co.) Philadelphia region- 74 Seconds… to Judgment (Arden), Broken Stones (InterACT), Brighton Beach Memoirs, Kiss Me Kate, Fox on the Fairway (Act2 Playhouse), Dracula (Delaware Theater Co.), Rumors (Montgomery Theater), ART, Chapter Two (Pegasus Theatre Co.), Christmas Carol (Passage Theater.) Regionally- Horse Cave Theater, Phoenix Theater, Stella Adler Theater, Lincoln Amphitheater. Peter is Co-Artistic Director of Pegasus Theatre Company. He is also a director, playwright, screenwriter, teacher, and member of the improv team “The Teachers’ Lounge.” As always, a huge thank you to Corinna and my awesome kids, who help make all this possible.


u/s Jason

TJ is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton after appearing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and 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.

Starleisha Michelle Gingrich

u/s Cynthia

Fulton Studio Theatre debut. Last seen as The Narrator in the Fulton Theatre and Lancaster Symphony’s collaboration of A Fiddler’s Tale. Locally: 24 Hour Plays (CWL); Hairspray (EPAC); Night Vision (CWL). Thank you to Joey, Marc, and the fantastic Fulton family for their continuous support. Love and thanks to family and friends for being the best cheering section! @starleishamichelle. she/her

Nicole Hackmann

u/s Jessie

Nicole is so excited to be a part of this great company! When she’s not wearing her actor hat, Nicole is the Fulton’s Director of Communications and Advancement and has the joy of fundraising for this amazing institution. She holds a BM (voice) from Loyola, New Orleans, and MM (voice) from UT Knoxville. Favorite regional credits include Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady, Guinevere, Camelot, Anna, The King and I, Mother, Ragtime and the title role in Mary Poppins. Her MOST favorite roles are wife to Nathaniel and mommy to Alexander


u/s Oscar

Theatre: Constellations, Much Ado About Nothing, From My Bed, King John. TV/Film: Seneca (HBO), Strawberry Flavored Plastic (Amazon). Commercial Voiceover: Nissan, PEPSI, 1800 Tequila, Dunkin Donuts. Most recently, Montejo became the new voice worldwide in Spanish for Polo Ralph Lauren Fragrances. @thattejo

Jeremy Patterson

u/s Evan/Chris

Jeremy, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has performed locally with Susquehanna Stage Company, Open Stage of Harrisburg, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Theatre Harrisburg, Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, Disrupt Theatre, Carlisle Theatre Company, Hershey Area Playhouse and Gamut Theatre/Harrisburg Shakespeare Company. Past shows include: The Mountaintop (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr) The Mother F*cker with the Hat (Ralph), The Whipping Man (John), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Smart People (Jackson), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Jeremy), A Raisin in the Sun (George) Clybourne Park (Albert/Kevin), Dreamgirls (Ensemble), Fences (Lyons), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Hairspray (Seaweed), Sister Act (TJ), RENT (Collins) and The Piano Lesson (Lymon), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Sylvester).