LGDT's 2019 CASTS
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's
"THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES"
adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson
*SHAYNE DAVID CAMERIS (Sir Henry Baskerville & others…) is beyond thrilled that he is making his debut with Lake George Dinner Theatre! Shayne is a local boy and a member of the Resident Acting Company at Troy Foundry Theatre. Credits include: Troy Foundry Theatre’s The Prohibition Project: Ilium Was, Catastrophe Carnivale, and New World Order; Capital Repertory Theatre’s Sleepy Hollow: On the GO! (“Brom Bones”), Camelot (“Guilliam/Percussionist”), and Blue Sky Boys (“CJ Caldwell”); Saratoga Shakespeare’s Henry IV - Parts 1 & 2 (“Mistress Quickly”, et al.), The Winter’s Tale (“Clown”), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (“Dull”); Theatre Voices’ The Birthday Party (“Stanley”); and Siena College’s Endgame (“Hamm”), Measure for Measure (“Duke”), and Spike Heels (“Edward”), among others. He would like to thank his family and friends, old and new, for their continuous support. Especially JSC. Proud member of AEA.
*JOHN MICHAEL DECKER (Dr. Watson & others…) is extremely honored to be appearing for the first time at the Lake George Dinner Theatre! In his 20+ years of performing, John has enjoyed an eclectic and varied career. His main bread & butter has been interactive performance in such venues as the Sterling Renaissance Festival (where he had a 9-season stint as the evil sheriff, “Damian Spector”), Walt Disney World-MGM Studios’ Streetmosphere Acting Troupe (playing talent agent, “Max Craven”), and Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles (where he still portrays “Ebenezer Scrooge” every winter). For six years, John and his good friend Joe Petrolawicz toured the country in two interactive comedy sword fighting shows: Nature of Mercy and Honour for Hyre (he played “Duke Monique” and “Sir Roland Wolfe”, respectively). John has been “George Bailey” in It’s a Wonderful Life and “Van Helsing” in Dracula for Scarlett Rat Entertainment. At the Steamer #10 Theatre in Albany, he’s played “Wilber” in Charlotte’s Web and “Geppetto” in Pinocchio. More recently, John had the opportunity to work on two wonderful short films for Dirty Sweater Productions, stepping into the shoes of an unscrupulous criminal in Bedtime and an unlucky English lit professor in On the Line (both of these shorts will soon be available for viewing on Amazon Prime). John would like to thank his mother, Pat Decker, for her unwavering love and support and for keeping him fed when times were lean. John is appearing in this production courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA).
*JAN-PETER PEDROSS (Sherlock Holmes & others…) Appeared last season in LGDT's The Long Weekend, has also appeared locally for nine summer seasons with Mettawee River Theatre Company. NYC theater credits include: Reckless, Chess (2003/2018), Tommy, Man of La Mancha, Urinetown, The Drowsy Chaperone, Violet (Gallery Players); Allegro, Blood Brothers, The Secret Garden, The Human Comedy (Astoria Performing Arts Center); Urinetown (Secret Theatre); The Nightmare Dream (NYC Fringe); Coriolanus, Richard III, and the marathon reading of the eight “history” plays (Judith Shakespeare Company). Much additional downtown/experimental theater, some film/TV/commercials, and too much costume character work to mention. Also proprietor of SALO FARM, an arts/health/vacation retreat and event venue in Hebron, NY - visit salofarm.com for info.
OPENING September 12th!
"LUNCH with MRS. BASKIN"
*OSBORN FOCHT (John Haskell) BROADWAY: Paul Simon’s The Capeman. OFF-BROADWAY: The Magdalene; Kristina, the Musical (Carnegie and Royal Albert Halls: recorded on the Decca label). REGIONAL: The Sound of Music (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Music Man (North Shore Music Theater); Sweeney Todd (Center Stage Baltimore); Eleanore: An American Love Story (Ford’s Theater); A Tale of Two Cities, Oklahoma!, and Moby Dick: the Musical (Seaside Music Theater); A Christmas Carol, Oliver!, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Rounding Third, Tartuffe, and The School for Wives (Centenary Stage Co.); Spring Awakening and Porcelain (The Garage Theater Group). FILM: “Verne” in Bad Parents (Caytha Jentis, writer/director). OTHER: “Bass” for The Mervtones with Merv Griffin and his orchestra, under the direction of Mort Lindsey; “Late Show Carolers” on Late Show with David Letterman; five seasons with The Opera Co. of Philadelphia. RECENTLY: “Adult Men” in Spring Awakening, with his wife, Mikaela Kafka, as “Adult Women”.
DEVIN FUNNYE (Wendell Sash) is delighted to be a part of LGDT’s 2019 season. He has been with the company for the past 3 years as Assistant Stage Manager, and this is his first year on stage as a company actor. His other recent roles include: “Giles Ralston” in The Mousetrap (Home Made Theater), and “King Charles of France” in Hudson River Shakespeare Company's Henry VI - Part I. As always, he'd like to thank his parents for their continuous love and support.
*TOM PATTERSON (Terry Winters) is originally from South Bend, IN. Credits include: BROADWAY: 1984. REGIONAL: Delmonico (Bay Street Theatre); Constellations (Studio Theatre: HELEN HAYES AWARD - “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play”); Hand to God, Cherry Docs, Shotgun, and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Florida Studio Theatre); Ether Dome (Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company); Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Of Mice and Men (Northern Stage); Murder on the Nile, and Bedroom Farce (The Barnstormers). FILM: Thorp. TRAINING: MFA (UCSD) AEA.
ELIZABETH PIETRANGELO (Kira Haskell) thanks her lucky stars she is back on stage with one of her favorite theaters and favorite directors! She was last seen with LGDT as “Melanie Morningside” in The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby. Beth, a NYC-based actor, has performed with numerous theaters in the Capital region. Most recently she performed Off-Off (way-off) Broadway in a play about Edgar Allan Poe. She studied acting at Ithaca College and the National Theater Institute’s Eugene O’Neill Theater. Beth lives in Brooklyn, but calls the Adirondacks home. Thanks M&D.
CAMILLE WEST WODICKA (Mrs. Eva Baskin) is delighted to be making her Lake George Dinner Theatre debut. She has often been seen on area stages with the Glens Falls Community Theater (GFCT) and Saratoga’s Home Made Theater (HMT), as well as the small screen in a local TV commercial. Favorite performances include: GFCT’s Young Frankenstein (“Frau Blucher”), and Sweeney Todd (“Mrs. Lovett”), and HMT’s Calendar Girls (“Cora”). In past years, Camille toured nationally and recorded several CDs as a member of the musical group, The Four Bitchin’ Babes, and has performed her original comedic songs as the “Suburban Mother from Hell”. She is honored to have had her songs included in the off-Broadway revue Sex: The Musical, and her work published in Life’s A Stitch —The Best of Contemporary Women’s Humor. Ever and always, she sends her undying love to her husband, Scott, and sons, Jason and Justin, for their unwavering support.
* Professional Member of Actor's Equity Association