Lake Theatre's 2017 Season
"THE GREAT KOOSHOG LAKE HOLLIS McCAULEY FISHING DERBY"
JES BEDWINEK (Rhonda) is a NYC based-actor and comedian recently seen on Broadway…and Houston, trying to find the entrance to the B train. NYC: Accomplice! The Show, The Nocturnist (The Habitat), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Times Square Arts Center), New Dance Theatre’s Asylum (Access Theater), Allan Staples' No Way Home (NSD), Blood Red Roses (CityShow), Monster Party (TinyRhino Festival). Regional: Love's Labour's Lost (Boston's Commonwealth Shakespeare Co), Twelfth Night (Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival), The Foreigner (MPAC), Spring Awakening (Promethean). Jes has worked with the Moscow Art Theatre at A.R.T. and The Second City in Chicago. MFA - New School for Drama. www.jesbedwinek.com.
BERNARDO BRANDT (James) Born and raised in New York, Bernardo graduated from Mamaroneck High school and Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. He started acting in his freshman year of high school and was obsessed the minute he started rehearsing. He started acting through a local community Shakespeare company and performed various roles from different Shakespeare plays. Essentially classically trained, Bernardo went on to perform at Dean College and performed roles such as; Andrew Carnes (Oklahoma), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing), John Proctor (The Crucible), and Usnavi (In the Heights).
DeGANGE (Sienna) is a charter member of The Creative Place International (CPI). She reprised Maria Callas in “Master Class” and was featured in many roles in CPI’s last 5 seasons. Recently, she was assistant stage manager for their production of “Kunstler” at Barrington Stage and Off-Broadway in NYC. Her work with The New York State Theater Institute includes “Romeo and Juliet”, “1776”, “Reunion”, “Anastasia”, “12 Angry Men”, “Yours, Anne”, as well as choreographing and directing. In NYC: The Martha Graham Dance Company, many Broadway shows, including “Evita” and “Les Miserables”, and roles in Off-Broadway dramas. Performed with The New York City Opera, Cleveland Opera, and regional companies and toured Europe in opera concerts. She teaches at the National Museum of Dance and MVP and coaches privately. Married to actor/director Ron Holgate, proud Mom to musician/actors, Chloe and Lily.
ELIZABETH PIETRANGELO (Melanie) is happily performing with the Lake Theater for the first time. She has worked with many theaters in the capital district in the last five years. Her most recent appearances were in “Farragut North” and “The Night Alive” at Curtain Call Theater in Latham, NY, and The Next Act! Play Festival at Capital Rep. Raised in Queensbury, NY, she now lives in Manhattan. Thanks M & D.
DON PAUL SHANNON (Kirk) This performance marks Don’s Lake George debut. He has toured the country in productions of “Twelfth Night”, “Oedipus Rex””, “Arms And The Man”, and a two-year stint in “Camelot” with Richard Burton and Christine Ebersole. Don moved to Albany in 1988 and appeared as a Hospice Social Worker for 23 years. More recently he resumed his acting career at Barrington Stage Co. in “Enemy Of The People” (Captain Horster); as Nils Krogstad in “A Doll’s House” at Theater Voices Albany, and as Washington Irving in “Hollowville” with Creative Place International in Saratoga Springs. Other favorite roles were: “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” (Johnny Nolan); “The Three Sisters” (Tusenbach); “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” (James Tyrone); “My Fair Lady” (Freddy); and Bri in “Joe Egg”. Heartfelt gratitude to Terry Rabine and to Jarel Davidow for including me in this delightful production.