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2019 Company

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Kendall Cafaro

Kendall Cafaro (cc) Rapunzel, Ensemble (INTO THE WOODS); Ensemble (MUCH ADO, CYMBELINE) Kendall is so excited to be making her Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival debut! She is a New York…

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Tina Chilip*

Beatrice (MUCH ADO); Queen, Double (CYMBELINE)

Off-Broadway: Fiasco Theatre’s Twelfth Night (Classic Stage Company), Golden Child (Signature Theatre), House Rules (Ma-Yi), A Dream Play (NAATCO). Selected regional credits: Song of Summer (Trinity Rep), All The Roads…

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Kayla Coleman (cc)

Little Red, Ensemble (INTO THE WOODS); Ensemble (MUCH ADO, CYMBELINE)

Kayla is ecstatic to be making her Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival debut with the Conservatory Company.  Originally hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Kayla is a NYC based  actor, singer, writer, and…

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Jon Cook

Jon Cook (cc) Ensemble (MUCH ADO, CYMBELINE, INTO THE WOODS) Jon is thrilled to be under the tent this summer! In 2017 he played Friar Lawrence and Benvolio in Hudson…

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Laura Darrell*

Cinderella, Granny, Ensemble (INTO THE WOODS)

Laura’s Off-Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd (Johanna/Pirelli/BW Standby, Barrow St Theater), Kid Victory (Suze, Vineyard Theater, Official Cast Album Released), Encores! The Golden Apple (Ensemble, NY City Center), Far From…

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Brandon Dial (cc)

Jack, Ensemble (INTO THE WOODS); Ensemble (MUCH ADO, CYMBELINE)

Brandon is an NYC-based actor. He is absolutely pumped to be joining HVSF as a member of the Conservatory Company! Past credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Smith Street Stage),…

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Michael Early*

In a career spanning more than thirty years, Michael Early has distinguished himself in a variety of roles Off-Broadway, in regional theatre and on television.  He most recently appeared as the Stage Manager…

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Jose Gamo

Claudio (MUCH ADO); Ensemble (CYMBELINE)

Jose Gamo returns for his second season at HVSF, having been a member of the 2018 Conservatory Company. New York credits include Forbidden Colors (La Mama), Elected Remains and Doris and Cleveland (Dixon Place), Poor Boys’ Chorus (Broadway…

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Rhett Guter*

Cinderella's Prince, Wolf (INTO THE WOODS)

Other credits include Curly in Oklahoma and Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie (Connecticut Critics Circle Award) at Goodspeed Opera House; Mr. Darcy in Christmas at Pemberley at St. Louis Rep;…

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Stephen Paul Johnson*

2019 marks Stephen’s twentieth season with HVSF, where some favorites among his more than 50 roles include King Lear, Prospero, Shylock, Titus Andronicus, Angelo, Capulet, Malvolio, Pandarus, Enobarbus, and Mr. Ford. Other regional…

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Sean McNall*

Don Pedro (MUCH ADO); Iachimo, Double (CYMBELINE)

Sean returns to HVSF, having appeared most recently in The Heart of Robin Hood, Rip Van Winkle, Twelfth Night, The Book of Will, Our Town, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure…

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George Merrick*

Deguiche, Montfleury (CYRANO); Baker (INTO THE WOODS)

George Merrick has appeared on Broadway in Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific, and High Fidelity. Off-Broadway, he starred alongside Marlo Thomas in Clever Little Lies, and at City Center in Ring Twice for Miranda. Recent regional appearances include…

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Jason O'Connell*

Cyrano (CYRANO); Narrator, Mysterious Man (INTO THE WOODS)

Jason is thrilled to be returning to HVSF for a 10th season. Off-Broadway/NYC: Edward and Robert Ferrars in Sense & Sensibility (Bedlam), Bottom and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Pearl/HVSF), Trigorin in The…

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Luis Quintero*

Christian (CYRANO); Rapunzel's Prince (INTO THE WOODS)

Luis Quintero is thrilled to be returning to the tent after serving in the 2017 HVSF Conservatory Company! Recent credits include: The River Bride Stages Reparatory Theater; A Midsummer Night’s…

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Kurt Rhoads*

Kurt returns for his 22nd season at HVSF.  Last season: York in Richard II and Baptista/Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew.  Favorites at HVSF include: An Iliad, Tartuffe, Petruchio, Leontes,…

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Leenya Rideout*


Broadway: War Horse; Cyrano de Bergerac; Company; Cabaret. Off-Broadway: Wild Abandon, Irish Rep; Before Were Gone, 13th St. Rep; Fire and Air and As You Like It, CSC; Taming of the Shrew, Public Theater. Regional: August Rush, Paramount Theater; That…

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Timiki Salinas

Timiki Salinas is thrilled to be at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. He is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he co-founded The Bellwether Project. You…

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Charlie Semine*

Benedick (MUCH ADO); Pisanio, Double (CYMBELINE)

Broadway: Junk Dir: Doug Hughes (Lincoln Center Theater) Regional: Black Snow, Dir: Evan Yionoulis (Yale Repertory), All My Sons, Dir: Ethan McSweeney (Chautauqua Theater) Film: Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Friends and…

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Britney Simpson*

Roxane, Ensemble (CYRANO); Baker's Wife (INTO THE WOODS)

This is Britney’s second season with HVSF. She was in the 2018 productions of The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca) and Richard II (Queen Isabella). She’s performed in four seasons at…

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Stephen Michael Spencer*

Don John (MUCH ADO); Cloten, Posthumus (CYMBELINE)

This is Stephen Michael Spencer’s HVSF debut! Regional: Julius Caesar (Theatre for a New Audience); In four seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Sweat (Arena Stage), The Winters Tale, Hamlet,…

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Alexandra Templer*


Theatre: Williamstown Festival (Lempicka, …In the Berkshires, Fifth Planet, The Amish Project) , 24 Hour Plays (Birth of Toby). Television: When They See Us (Netflix, Dir. Ava DuVernay). Alexandra Templer…

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Ryan Washington (cc)

Steward, Ensemble (INTO THE WOODS); Ensemble (MUCH ADO, CYMBELINE)

Ryan Washington is ecstatic to be cast as a member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Conservatory Company. He has worked with The Public Theater in Shakespeare in the Park’s…

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Nance Williamson*

Nance Williamson happily returns for a 19th season at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Favorite Roles include Cleopatra, Tamora, Beatrice, Nurse, Lady M, Jacques, Dromio, Kate and so many others.…

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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

(cc) Member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Conservatory Company