July 24 - August 10, 2013
in Patchogue

The Company

DAVID ARTHUR (Roscoe Dexter)
has appeared throughout the United States and Europe as Charlie with the original Broadway cast of Bubbling Brown Sugar. Most recently he reprised his multiple roles in Himself and Nora with The American Theatre Group at Hamilton Stage in New Jersey. Other performances include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, The Devil in Damn Yankees, and all seven Sid Caesar roles in Little Me. In addition to writing the book and lyrics for the NYMF award winning About Face, he has recently completed the music, book and lyrics for Saratoga Trunk Songs which was presented in Chicago at The Theatre Building. David is the recipient of the Jerry Harrington Award.

JEREMY BENTON (Don Lockwood)
Jeremy is making his Gateway debut straight from the National Tour of Anything Goes, where he played opposite Rachel York in both the roles of Billy Crocker and Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. He was last seen on Broadway in the revival of 42nd Street, performing the role of Billy Lawlor opposite Shirley Jones. A recent favorite was playing Kenneth Gibson in Lyric Theatre’s Call Me Madam opposite Beth Leavel. National Tours : 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor & Andy Lee u/s, Dance Captain), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Phil Davis perf.) New York - City Center’s Encores: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Megan Hilty, Midtown International Theatre Festival: Peg O’ My Heart: The Musical (Jerry Adaire). International - Taipei National Opera House: Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), Edinburgh Festival’s Reel to Real: The Movie Musical (Jack Cheever/Tap Choreographer); Regional - The Kennedy Center: Mame; Signature Theatre: The Witches of Eastwick (Ramond Neff); Alley Theatre: Ken Ludwig’s An American In Paris; Florida Stage: Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical (Fred Astaire); Riverside Theatre: Cagney! (Bob Hope), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor); Westchester Broadway Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood); Seaside Music Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), Hello Dolly! (Ambrose Kemper), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy); Cumberland Playhouse: Crazy for You (Bobby Child), State Fair (Pat Gilbert); Pasadena Playhouse: Stormy Weather with Leslie Uggams (Associate Choreographer). Much love and gratitude to Rick, Kelli, John and his favorite leading lady, Shannon!

is thrilled to tick this role off the bucket list in her Gateway Playhouse debut! Broadway: Hairspray (u/s Amber, Velma). Off Broadway: Click Clack Moo (Darlene). Regional Favorites: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), High School Musical AND HSM 2! (Sharpay), Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Of Thee I Sing (Miss Benson), and 10 glorious seasons with the St. Louis MUNY. Big thanks Mom, Dad, Sim, Bran, the Luedtke agency, and Actor’s Equity Association (14 years!). This one is for my Grandma, Dolores!

feels “blessed” to be making her Gateway debut in one of her favorite musicals! A St. Louis native and graduate of Oklahoma City University, regional credits include The Producers, Carousel and Chicago. She’s also performed onboard Princess Cruises as well as in the Andy Williams’ Christmas Show. Most recently, Katie had the privilege of dancing with ALMA NYC Dance Company. Love and gratitude to her family and friends. This one’s for you, mom!

LEANNE BORGHESI (Dora Bailey/ Phoebe Dinsmore)
is ecstatic to make her Gateway Playhouse debut! Regional credits: Oliver (Nancy) & Annie (PCPA Theaterfest), The Drowsy Chaperone (Chaperone), Dames at Sea (Mona), Tommy (Acid Queen), The Secret Garden (Medlock), Mr. Irresistible. Cabaret: Bazazz, Accentuate The Positive, 40 Naked Women, A Monkey & Me (2012 Guest Artist-Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center), Divalicious (Metropolitan Room, NYC), B.O.O.B.S! Defying Gravity (SF/ Hollywood), Help Is On The Way w/Carol Channing, Lea Salonga & Lucie Arnaz. LeanneBorghesi.com

STEVE BRADY (R.F. Simpson)
Gateway: White Christmas, My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly!, A Christmas Carol The Musical, Urinetown, The Fantasticks! Broadway: Inherit The Wind. Off Broadway: The Power Of Darkness, A Dangerous Personality, Poor Beast In The Rain. Far Far Away: West Side Story 2009 World Tour, A Christmas Carol-Germany. A Long Way: 12 Angry Men, Rep Theatre of St. Louis; King O’ The Moon, Cincinnati Playhouse; Hughie, Shakespeare Theatre, DC; The Diary Of Anne Frank, Papermill Playhouse. Out of the Way: Tartuffe, A Doll’s House, Gulfshore Playhouse; The Seafarer, The Ladie’s Man, Yankee Tavern, Shadowland; Lend Me A Tenor, Proof, New Century Theatre. Thanks to the Family Allan, Susie and Bud.

originally from St. Louis, MO, is thrilled to return to The Gateway Playhouse in Singin’ in the Rain. Other credits include: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Gateway), Tokyo Disney Resort, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA. Many thanks to Mom, Dad, Garrett, and the rest of her family and friends for their continual love and support!

CHANDON JONES (Zelda/Ensemble)
National Tours: Elf (Dance Captain/ Swing), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Babette/Dance Captain/Swing) Regional: North Carolina Theatre, Papermill Theatre. Favorites: A Chorus Line (Sheila), High School Musical 2 (Violet), and The Phantom of the Opera (Ballet Corps). Graduate of Elon University, BFA in Music Theatre. Love to my family and friends.

MEGAN KELLY (Girl in Green/Ensemble)
is very excited to be making her Gateway Playhouse debut in Singin’ In The Rain. Credits: Tour; Theater of the Stars: White Christmas (Ensemble). Regional; Infinity Theatre Company: Dames At Sea (Ruby), The Engeman Theatre: 42nd Street (u/s Peggy Sawyer, Ensemble), Paper Mill Playhouse: White Christmas (Ensemble), Merry-Go-Round Playhouse: Anything Goes (Angel-Purity) and 42nd Street (Diane), Musicals At Richter: 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer). Thanks to my family and friends for your undying love and support!

ANDREW LEGGIERI (Diction Coach/Ensemble)
Andrew is very happy to return to Gateway this season, where he was last seen as Eugene in Grease. Touring Credits Include: Monty Python’s Spamalot; Grease (Eugene) in Istanbul, Turkey; Fame in China; Disney Cruise Line. Regional: Damn Yankees, Cabaret, and The Human Comedy. Other credits include: Parade (Leo Frank), Urinetown, and Company. BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University. All my love to my amazing family, and a special thanks to Barbara Andreadis and Cathy Parker.

RYAN PATRICK LINGLE (Sid Phillips/Ensemble)
Gateway Playhouse debut! Recent credits include Guys & Dolls at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Singin’ in the Rain at the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre and the Fulton Theatre, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Theatre by the Sea. BFA Music Theatre from Florida State University. Special thank you to my mom and grandma for their unwavering support and for making me the man I am today!

DEBORAH MCCASLAND (Mary Margaret/Ensemble)
is thrilled to return to Gateway Playhouse where she was most recently seen as Rumpleteazer in last summer’s CATS! National tour: My Fair Lady (ensemble; Eliza Doolittle u/s) Other favorite credits include Bye Bye Birdie (Deborah Sue/Dance Captain), Footloose (Ariel Moore), Guys and Dolls, Hot Mikado, and sailing the South Pacific with Princess Cruises. Thanks and love to all the Gateway family, the sisters and ‘rents, and my boy J.

SHANNON O'BRYAN (Kathy Selden)
is thrilled to be here with this incredibly light and bright Gateway family and performing in one of her all-time favorite shows. Broadway credits include: White Christmas and 42nd Street. City Center’s Encores Series: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Pipe Dream, Follies, Face the Music, and Of Thee I Sing. Some of her other favorite credits include: Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street); Judy Haynes (White Christmas); Sandy Dumbrowski (Grease); Dainty June (Gypsy); Leslie Caron/Mimi (An American in Paris); Peter Pan (Peter Pan); etc. Special Thanks to Rick, Kelli, Jeremy, our amazing cast and crew & all of my beautiful family and friends. God bless and Jai Guru Deva. Learn to meditate on Long Island with Shannon: www. sundarameditation.com

JAKE PRIMMERMAN (Rod/Villan/3rd Assistant Director/Ensemble)
couldn’t be happier to be returning to The Gateway Playhouse for this production of Singin’ in the Rain! He was recently seen last season in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Other regional favorites include 42nd Street, Hairspray and The Will Rogers Follies. TV/Film: “The Rachel Ray Show,” “State Debate”. Love to my family, friends and mentors for supporting and inspiring me everyday. www.jakeprimmerman.com

DAVID RAIMO (Police Man/ Production Tenor)
is happy to be returning to Gateway after last year’s production of CATS (Munkustrap). Broadway Tours: Chicago (Billy Flynn/Fred Casely), CATS (Munkustrap), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Simeon), and Mamma Mia! (Sky). Favorite Regional Credits: Guys and Dolls (Hollywood Bowl, starring Jessica Biel), White Christmas (Bob Wallace), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), The Fantasticks (Matt). David is also currently producing a brand new musical comedy about the first female President called, The First Gentleman. For more info visit: www. thefirstgentlemanmusical.com

ANGELA SAUERS (Stripper/Hairdresser/Ensemble)
is thrilled to join the Gateway Playhouse team! Some credits include: 42nd Street, White Christmas, Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Swing!, Sweet Charity, The Producers, The Music Man, Hello Dolly, and Guys and Dolls. “Special thanks to Kelli and Rick for this opportunity. Much love and thanks to God, my awesome and supportive family, and my better half, Enzo! I love you!”


has performed on Broadway in the revival of 42nd Street, and the revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone. National tours: 42nd Street, and My Fair Lady. John has performed in regional productions of Good News!, How To Succeed…, West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Anything Goes. John is also Co-Starring in a new Web Series, ‘Who Could Ask For Anything More’, (www.wca Fam.com). Proud member of AEA and graduate of Bradley University.

CALEB TEICHER (2nd Assistant Director/Ensemble)
Gateway debut! Int’l tour: West Side Story. Theater: Here To Stay (Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), The Music Man (Riverside Theater), The Seed of Abraham (NYCFringe Festival). Dance: DorranceDance New York, Swing FX, Tap Kids, Igal Perry, Richard J. Hinds, Camille A. Brown & Dancers (Apprentice). 2011 Bessie Award, Dance Magazine’s 2012 “25 to Watch”, YoungArts Silver Award. Alum of Jacob’s Pillow and the YoungArts Foundation. Big thanks to the Gateway team, especially Kelli Barclay! For David Rider.

AMY VAN NORSTRAND (Showgirl/Wardrobe Mistress/Ensemble)
is thrilled to return to the Patchogue stage for her third Gateway Production! Amy is a graduate of Point Park University with a BA in Musical Theater and Dance. Recent credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maltz-Jupiter Theater), White Christmas (Gateway Playhouse), 9 to 5 (Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse) 42nd Street (John W. Engeman Theater). This performance is dedicated to my family for their endless support and love.

has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Communication from SUNY College at Brockport. Stephanie has been a dance teacher at Stage Door School of Dance for the past 4 years, where she specializes in Modern and Tap dance. Stephanie is also the Choreographer at Bellport High School, where she has choreographed four musicals, Fame, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man and Pippin. She is also a Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artist at Frank P. Long Intermediate School and Our Lady Of Lourdes. This is her first main stage production at Gateway Playhouse and is very excited to be working with an amazing and talented cast. Thank You to Paul, Scot, Michael and Mary G, my ROCK, for this opportunity.

RICHARD RIAZ YODER (Dance Captain/1st Assistant Director/Ensemble)
is elated to be making his Gateway debut with Singin’ In The Rain. He was last seen performing in Julie Andrew’s Great American Mousical at Goodspeed. Richard has performed on Broadway in White Christmas, toured 42nd Street and featured in numerous productions such as Sophisticated Ladies (Arena Stage), My One and Only (Goodspeed) and Hairspray (Muny). Love and healing thoughts to my family and this one is for my mother. MLY! Thanks to Kelli&Rick! www.richardriazyoder.com

JEFF HOFFMAN (Musical Director)
Jeff has been a professional musical director for the past thirty-seven years. He has worked as an accompanist, arranger, and conductor. Jeff has shared the stage as pianist/ conductor with Joe Piscopo, Phyllis Diller, David Brenner, Red Buttons, and Rip Taylor. This year marks Jeff’s lucky thirteenth anniversary with Gateway Playhouse. At Gateway, Jeff has been musical director for: Fosse, Beauty And The Beast, Drowsy Chaperone and Spamalot, and Sweeny Todd. He is also the musician contractor for the theater. Love, and thanks to wife Diane, and boys Matt and Bobby for all of their undying support!

MARCIA MADEIRA (Lighting Designer)
is thrilled to be back at Gateway working with Jose and Brian. This is her 26th production here and her favorite designs include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street, Sugar, On The Town, West Side Story (2001 & 2011), Swing, The Fantasticks! and The Will Rogers Follies (1994, 2000 & 2008). Previously Ms. Madeira received a Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for the original NINE directed by Tommy Tune with Raul Julia. Other Broadway designs include: My One and Only with Tommy Tune and Twiggy; and The Music Man with Dick van Dyke, directed and choreographed by Michael Kidd. Show photos & video clips: www.mtmdesigns.org

TREVOR BOWEN (Costume Designer)
is grateful and proud to be back with Gateway Playhouse credits include: Costume design: Singin in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse 2013) Modern Terrorism (CATF 2013), The Exceptionals (CATF 2012) Race and We Are Here (CATF 2011), Inana and The Eelwax Jesus Pop-up Music Show (CATF 2010), History of Light (CATF 2009), 9 to 5 (Gateway Playhouse 2012) Sunset Boulevard (Gateway Playhouse 2011), Twist and Shout (Gateway Playhouse 2010), Assistant costume design: Guthrie Theater 2012-2013 Season, Three Sisters, Steppenwolf Theater Jess Goldstein costume designer; February House, The Public Theater Jess Goldstein costume designer; Long Wharf Theatre 2011- 2012 Season Shopper for Let Me Down Easy, Long Wharf Theatre, Ann Hould -Ward costume designer. M.F.A. West Virginia University.
JAMES DANFORD (Production Stage Manager)
has stage managed for 35 years at many theatres across the country, including The Kenley Players (where he received his Equity Card 32 years ago), Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre, The St. Louis MUNY, Florida Stage, Dallas Summer Musicals, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Papermill Playhouse, Arts Garage& The Atlanta Fox, with stars like Billy Crystal, Tim Conway, Tom Poston, Phyllis Diller, Howard Keel, Van Johnson, and most of the cast of the hit 70s TV show M*A*S*H. James and his partner raise puppies for New Horizons Service Dogs and fostered rescue Dobies for the Doberman Rescue Concern for many years. He loves books, chocolate, 50’s Sci-Fi movies, architecture, world religion, and Pop Tarts. He is currently a resident PSM for Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach, FL. When he returns to WPB (a married man!) he will be stage managing the premiere production of South Florida’s newest theatre – The Wick, before beginning his season at Dramaworks.

RICK CONANT (Director)
is making his directorial debut at Gateway with Singin’ in the Rain. Rick has had a long history with Rain starting with the original National touring company in 1986. Since then he has performed the role Cosmo Brown many times all over the map. He choreographed the celebrated 2006 production of Singin’ in the Rain at the Goodspeed Opera House and directed the MUNY Opera of St. Louis’ production in 2011. Regionally he has provided direction and choreography for Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, Mame, Babes in Arms, My Fair Lady, A Grand Night for Singing and 42nd Street. Having performed in the original broadway production of 42nd Street, he has staged many productions throughout the world including Moscow, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing and the Goodpseed Opera House in East Haddam, CT. He also travels around the country teaching Master theatre tap classes for Mark Goodman’s Rhythm Tap University. Rick’s passion for audio engineering and Disneyland combined to create an audio tour of the Magic Kingdom that served as a template for Walt Disney Records’ official 50th anniversary CD release: “A Musical History of Disneyland” Rick is also a celebrated folk artist having appeared on the “Martha Stewart Living” television show and in the magazines Country Living, Country Homes and Better Homes and Gardens. Rick resides in Nashua, New Hampshire.

KELLI BARCLAY (Choreographer)
New York City : City Center Encore’s production of Pipe Dream; City Center’s 20 Years of Encore’s, Camelot in Concert starring Jeremy Irons and The Oscar Hammerstein Awards saluting Carol Channing. Most recently, the critically acclaimed Hello Dolly at Goodspeed Opera House. Jonathan Brielle’s musical Himself and Nora at Hamilton Stage which has just released it’s cast recording and his 40 Naked Women, A Monkey and Me which premiered at the Eugene O’Neil. Seven Muny productions including Singin’ in the Rain in which was nominated for the Kevin Kline Award for best choreography, and the feature film “Made for Each Other”. Many Goodspeed productions including: the multiple award winning My One and Only for which she won the CT. Critics Award for Best Choreography; How to Succeed in Business where she received the CT Critics award nomination for Best Choreography; and Hello My Baby at the Norma Terris.Extensive teaching and choreography credits in all forms of dance including at the prestigious American Ballet Theater’s Dance Intensive in Ney York City; Associate Choreographer for four Broadway shows and four Encore productions. She is very proud to have helped the Goodspeed Opera House develop their first Musical Theater Dance Intensive which will repeat annually each August (http://www.Goodspeed,org/pages/danceintensive)

(top row, starting on the left): Dominic Mondi, Adam Lawrence, Ryan Koerber
(middle row, left to right): Moriah Ritchie , Julia Bellante, Shanna Malwit z
(front row, left to right): Aidan Weiler (Young Cosmo), Thomas Buono (Young Don)