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Randall Andersonhas appeared in Home For Christmas (December 2013).
A founding member of Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre, Randall has been performing throughout the mid-west for over twenty-five years. Having studied at Carthage College, he continued his training at the Bristol Renaissance Faire where he performed for two decades. In the Milwaukee area Randall has performed with Alchemist Theatre, Pink Banana, Sunset Playhouse, Spiral Theatre, Soulstice Theatre, Waukesha Civic and as part of the Chamber Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival. Randall's credits in the Milwaukee area include “Noises Off”, “Hamlet”, “A Few Good Men”, “12 Angry Men” and “It's A Wonderful Life”. He can also be heard the first Sunday of the month as part of WMSE's Frontier Radio Theatre.
Steve Alontehas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016)
One might say Steve’s a rookie to acting, having first taken the stage at the young age of 57. It’s been fun and has kept him very busy. He completed a three-semester drama course at the Milwaukee Rep, along with a two-semester course in acting for the camera. After several auditions Steve was lucky enough to land a part in the One Act Festival with Cooperative Performance Milwaukee at In Tandem Theatre. In addition he has acted in Photo-shoots for Park Bank, a Music Video, two short Films, one full feature and played an extra on Chicago Fire. It’s been an enjoyable ride so far!
Marie Arndorferhas appeared in Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
Marie is making her professional acting debut in Return of the Heir. She recently played the role of Duffy in “Annie Kids” with Shorewood Drama Junior. Marie is a fourth grader at Atwater Elementary School in Shorewood. She enjoys singing, swimming and gymnastics, and plays the piano and the trumpet. She is dedicating this performance to her family!
Allie Beckmanhas appeared in Death Speaks Out (April 2012).
Allie Beckmann earned a BA in Theatre Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University with an emphasis in performance and directing. Recently you may have seen her in “T.I.M.” at ComedySportz or in Fools4Tragedy’s “Waiting”. Some of her favorite stage roles include Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”, Diane in “The Little Dog Laughed”, Cathy in “The Last 5 Years”, Miss Hannigan in “Annie”, Darleen in the one-woman show “Darleen Dances”, and Diana Devereaux in “Of Thee I Sing”.
Maddie Beeghlyhas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Maddie is making her professional theatrical debut with Milwaukee Entertainment Group. She has held many different roles in numerous Shorewood Drama Junior productions. She enjoys singing and playing the guitar and harmonica with blues bands throughout Milwaukee. She is a 7th grader at Shorewood Intermediate School. She has many hobbies including reading, running cross-country, drawing, writing songs and playing the piano by ear. She would like to thank her family and everyone involved in the play for their support and encouragement.
Marcus Beyerhas appeared in Death by Design (March/April 2015).
Marcus is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, and is a current company member of Kohl's Wild Theater. He has appeared previously in original musicals “The Burden of Being” and “Spread the Nudes”, and often appears in Milwaukee comedy events. Marcus would like to express his gratitude to the cast and crew of this production, and of course his wonderfully supportive girlfriend and family.
Hugh Blewetthas appeared in Death by Design (March/April 2015) and Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015).
Hugh has performed in community and semi-professional theatre in Milwaukee, and has worked on many films in the Milwaukee area including the feature horror film “The Homecoming Queen”. He has recently graduated from Cardinal Stritch University. Some of his favorite roles include Professor Moriarty, Much the Miller’s Son, and Rumpelstiltskin. Hugh has just started his own film company, Lost Star Films, LLC and is starring in a web series whose working title is “Lucky Shot”.
Madeline Bunkehas appeared in aMUSEd (September/October 2015).
Madeline is a recent graduate of Lawrence University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. She has appeared in several productions with Door County's Third Avenue Playhouse, most notably in Oleanna, and The Fantasticks. She was also an acting apprentice with New York's Powerhouse Theater and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Her favorite roles include Dana in The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Bessie Burgess in The Plough and the Stars, and Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Margaret Caseyhas appeared in Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
In recent years Margaret Casey has performed with Milwaukee Irish Arts, Soulstice Theatre (M’Lynn in “Steel Magnolias”, Gertrude in “33 Variations”), Boulevard Ensemble (Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest”) Carte Blanche (Mrs. Richards in “Fawlty Towers”), and in the ensembles of “King Lear” at The Alchemist and “Winter's Tale” with Optimist Theatre. Many thanks to Amanda and MEG for including me in this delightful holiday production! Fun Fact: Margaret has a son-in-law from Scotland!
Gladys Rhodes Chmielhas appeared in Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party (March 2012 and March 2013), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013), and Love Letters (February 2017)
Gladys has been seen in productions on many local stages, including Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage, and In Tandem. As always, she dedicates her performance to her son, Michael. She's so 'appy you're 'ere' and hopes you enjoy your visit with the Irregulars!
Tess Cinpinskihas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (October 2013).
Tess Cinpinski has been working professionally in Milwaukee for the past four years and is a co-founder of Youngblood Theatre Company. You may have seen her recently in Youngblood's “Dying City”, and Optimist Theatre's “As You Like It” as Phoebe. Tess is currently working on a new action film to be due out later next year.
Brittany Curranhas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016)
Brittany holds a BFA degree in Acting and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a company member at Kohl’s Wild Theater and works as a director, instructor, and Educational Outreach Coordinator with Milwaukee Youth Theatre. Brittany has worked with several local theatre companies, including Pink Banana, Renaissance Theaterworks, The World’s Stage, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices, First Stage, Milwaukee Rep, Bard and Bourbon, and Optimist Theatre. Brittany would like to thank her parents for their everlasting support, and the cast and crew of "Jack of Hearts" for their hard work and dedication to this production.
Sophia Dilibertihas appeared in Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
Sophie's previous stage credits were both Shorewood Drama Junior productions: she had a blast playing Molly in “Annie Kids” and various characters in “A Celebration of Oz”. In addition to her newfound interest in theater, she has many other hobbies including reading (a ton), Irish dance, violin, piano, soccer, and playing with her dog, Chester. She would like to thank her amazing family and everyone involved in the play for supporting her and giving her this exciting opportunity.
Raven Monique Dockeryhas appeared in Slay Bells Ring (December 2012).
Raven Monique Dockery is working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts Musical Theater degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her regional theater credits include the role of Joanne in “Rent”, two recent soloist appearances in Skylight Musical Theater shows, Trix in “The Drowsy Chaperone”, and Mrs. Fallible in “The Apple Tree”.
Kelly Dohertyhas appeared in SpeakEasy of Murder (June 2012), Slay Bells Ring (December 2011), Home For Christmas (December 2013) and Full Frontal Doherty, and Everything Elst (January 2016).
Since graduating from Whitewater with a BFA in acting, Kelly Doherty has appeared with several Milwaukee theatre companies, including Optimist theater, Skylight Music Theatre, and Luminous Theater. Her favorite roles include Odysseus/Maid in “Penelopiad” (Luminous Theater), Sister Berthe in “The Sound of Music” (Skylight Music Theatre), and Nellie Nora in “Eclipsed” (Milwaukee Irish Arts). Upcoming Productions include “The Chairs” at Alchemist Theatre and “Hair” at Skylight Music Theatre. She would like to thank her parents for their continued love and support. Also, her sister Mikaela would like to inform you all that Kelly is the funniest person she knows.
Marcee Doherty-Elsthas appeared in Home For Christmas (December 2013) and Full Frontal Doherty, and Everything Elst (January 2016).
Marcee is excited to make her Milwaukee Entertainment Group debut in this funny and heartwarming holiday premiere. Marcee was seen earlier this year in “The Penelopiad” (Luminous Theater), “A Little Night Music” (Windfall Theatre), “Two Gentlemen of Verona” (Theater RED), “Pirates of Penzance” (Storyteller Theatre), and “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company of Chicago). Together with her husband, Marcee is the founder of Theater RED and is fresh off the heels of their first full production of the world premiere of “A Thousand Times Goodnight”.
Susie Dueckerhas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Susie Duecker is pleased to be making her MEG debut! Since graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she has acted professionally in New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin. She's performed with First Stage Theater, The Milwaukee Rep, Acacia Theater Company, Kohl's Wild Theater, and most recently, Renaissance Theatreworks in The Drowning Girls. She's also had the pleasure of directing the fall play at Germantown High School for the past three years, and the recent Moon Over Buffalo has become her favorite. Susie teaches at First Stage as well. Thank you so much for supporting local theater!
Matthew Ecclestonehas appeared in Death Speaks Out (April 2012 and July 2012), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), and Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013).
Matthew is very pleased to be back with the Brumder for something completely different. Raised on the south side, his career has taken him to such faraway places as Creede Rep in Colorado, Texas Shakes, and tours of the East Coast, but he may seem familiar to the very young local audiences from M&W Children's Theater, or up in Door Shakes.
Mohammad EIBsathas appeared in Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015).
Mohammad is an engineer by day and thespian by night. His regional credits include “City of Angels”, “Prin”, “The Petrified Forest”, “An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf”, and “Omnium Gatherum” with Windfall Theatre. Mohammad would like to thank Tom Marks for the opportunity to work under his direction and with such a great cast and creative team. He would also like to thank his family, friends, and colleagues for their support. “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Kim Emerhas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016) and Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
Kim lives in Kenosha and works for an orthodontist by day and plays with her community theater, The Rhode Center for the Arts, by night. Some of her favorite roles at the Rhode are M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias, and Alexa in As Bees in Honey Drown. She has performed in Milwaukee with Cream City Theater as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and in Coulrophobia, an independent film directed by Vincent Buckley. She is also a member of Pressed Ham Productions, acting and producing original sketch comedy and Burlesque shows. Thank you to my family and friends for much love and support as I follow my passion!
Liz Faragliahas appeared in Death by Design (March/April 2015).
Liz is a 2013 graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s B.F.A Theatre, B.F.A Dance, and Honors Programs. She is a teaching artist with First Stage, and a resident performer with Kohl’s Wild Theatre. Recently, Liz starred in the short film “The Harpist”, which was accepted into the Milwaukee Film Festival, Driftless, and Beloit Film festivals. You may have seen her as a dancer in Skylight Music Theatre’s productions of “Fidelio” and “Cinderella” (La Cenerentola). Performances with other theatres include Optimist Theatre (“The Winter’s Tale”) World Stage Theatre (“The Behanding in Spokane” as Marilyn), and such past UWM productions as “King Lear” (Reagan).
Leslie Fitzwaterhas appeared in Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015).
Leslie has been acting and singing professionally for more than 30 years and has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, Florentine Opera, Skylight Music Theatre, Theatre Gigante, In Tandem Theatre, and the Milwaukee Entertainment Group. Leslie has had a multi-faceted career spanning opera, theater, music theater, cabaret, and mime, and her roles have been as diverse as Paddington Bear, Edith Piaf, and Carmen. She was last seen in City of Angels at Windfall Theatre. Leslie is an adjunct faculty member at Pius XI High School in the music department.
Nick Firerhas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (October 2013).
Nick is a local actor, playwright and comedian. Originally from Washington DC, he is proud to make Milwaukee his home. He is returning to the stage here after a four year hiatus and is very grateful for the opportunity to mount this delightful, silly little show. His last role of note was as Michael in Pink Banana's 2009 production of “Someone Who'll Watch Over Me”.
Mark Flagghas appeared in Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
For over 25 years, Mark has acted in, directed, and produced full productions and enhanced Reader’s Theatre for schools and for Soulstice Theatre. Highlights have been Wisconsin premiere performances of “Anna in the Tropics”, “The Book Club Play”, and “New Jerusalem”, and rewarding productions of “Polish Joke”, “Over the River and Into the Woods”, and “Lunch Hour”. Many thanks and deep respect to Amanda Hull for her energy, commitment, and superb organization.
David Franzhas appeared in Death Speaks Out (April 2012).
David's credits include Marley in “A Christmas Carol” at Hedgerow Theatre, and Mitchell in “The Little Dog Laughed” with Theatrical Tendencies. He works as a resident company member with the Kohl's Wild Theater at the Milwaukee County Zoo. He also works as a movement coach and stage combatant.
Kevin Gadzalinskihas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (March 2011).
Kevin is a versatile and award-winning actor, having starred in such productions as “Of Mice and Men”, “The Pirates of Penzance”, and the short film “Dutch”.
John Glowackihas appeared in Home For Christmas (December 2013).
John M Glowacki is an actor from and based in the Milwaukee area. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with his BFA in acting last spring. He has done many independent and student films, and many theatre productions in and out of school. He is very excited to be joining this cast and as always would like to thank his friends family and Sasha for their support.
Olivia Gonzaleshas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (October 2013), and aMUSEd (September/October 2015).
Olivia Gonzales graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a versatile artist, with talents ranging from night club singing to acting in local commercials. Some of her favorite film roles include Olivia, in “Olivia 48 Hour”, and Lady Bird in “Spectacle!” She has also collaborated with the physical theater company Quasimondo, where she played Arkadina in “The Seagull and Medusa/Aphrodite”. Olivia is known for her leading roles as Loretta Swank Longbaugh in Murdertowne Abbey, Arkadina in The Seagull, but mostly for her film roles as Mikaela in the web series Mediocracy, Olivia in Olivia at the 48 Hour Film, and for her commercial work with the Potawatomi Bingo Casino. She recently joined the touring show in Tony & Tina’s Wedding, playing Niki/Vicki Black. She studied musical theatre in the Peck School of the Arts at the UW–Milwaukee, before moving to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue her career.
Chris Goodehas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Chris has been having an awesome time performing with some of Milwaukee's great theatre companies during the past few years, including Acacia Theatre Company, Windfall Theatre, the Alchemist, Cabaret Milwaukee and Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, where he also serves on the board. Chris has also directed for Pink Banana, the Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa, and Acacia. Love to Therese. Enjoy the show!
Anne Gorskihas appeared in Slay Bells Ring (December 2011 and December 2012), and Death Speaks Out (April 2012 and July/August 2012).
Anne has built up an impressive list of performances in such shows as “Dearly Departed”, “Inspecting Carol”, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, and “To Kill a Mockingbird”. As soon as she walked in the front door of the Brumder Mansion, it was quite literally love at first sight — acting and antiques — what bliss!
Cory Jefferson Hagenhas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (September/October 2014), Upon a Midnight Clear: A Tale of Jack Frost (December 2014), Hatter Madness (February/March 2015), Death by Design (March/April 2015), Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015) and Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
Cory recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance. His recent stage credits include Romeo in “Romeo & Juliet”, Dracula in “Dracula”, Will Scarlet in “A Lady In Waiting”, Barnaby Tweed in “Murdertowne Abbey”, Jack Frost in “Upon a Midnight Clear: A Tale of Jack Frost”, and W. Rabbit in “Hatter Madness”. Mr. Hagen also interned with Door Shakespeare where he played ensemble and ukulele in “As You Like It” and understudied “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”.
Henry Hammondhas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Henry is a Milwaukee native and versatile performer, having appeared with many local companies including Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, In Tandem, Off the Wall, Theatre Unchained, Present Music, MacDowell Club, East Side Chamber Players & Opera on Tap Milwaukee which he co-manages. His deep dominant voice normally confines him to less savory or outright villainous roles, so he’s very happy to play a family man for a change, and hopes this show’s message of finding good in everyone (and the belief in Santa Claus, of course) resonates with audiences.
Seth Hoffmanhas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Seth is excited to be in his first show with MEG! He recently played Johnny Steadman in A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas (Acacia Theatre) & Morten in An Enemy of the People (The Company of Strangers). Three of Seth's favorite roles were Theodore Sutton in The Snow (First Stage), Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Eastbrook Academy), and Colin Craven in The Secret Garden (Soulstice). Next, Seth will return to Morning Star Productions appearing as Oliver in Yours, Mine, and His. Thanks, Tom, for remembering Seth and encouraging him to join in on the fun. Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Amanda J. Hullhas appeared in SpeakEasy of Murder (March 2011, and June 2012), Slay Bells Ring (December 2011, and December 2012), Death Speaks Out (April 2012 and July/August 2012), Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party (March 2013), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013), Home For Christmas (December 2014), and Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016), when she stepped into the breach for a member of the cast who had fallen ill. She has also written and directed Hatter Madness (February/March 2015) and Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
Amanda received BFA degrees in Acting and Musical Theatre from UW-Milwaukee. She works locally as an actor and is Production Manager for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group. She looks forward to performing with Windfall Theatre this spring as Gabby Maple in “The Petrified Forest”. Recently Amanda has appeared as Alice in the Milwaukee Film Collaborative Cinema Project, “Love You Still” at the 2013 Short Film Festival and as Irene Adler in “The Baker Street Trilogy” here at the Brumder Mansion.
Max Hultquisthas appeared in Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party (September 2012, March 2013), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), and Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013), and Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
A 2010 graduate of UWM with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting, Max has worked with such professional theatre companies over the last several years as Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Delafield Players, and Youngblood. At the Brumder Mansion, he has starred in the "Sherlock Holmes Trilogy" and "Slay Bells Ring". Most recently, he performed in the Children's Theatre of Madison's production of “The Lord of the Flies”.
Jim Hustonhas appeared in Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015).
Jim Huston earned his BA in English and Philosophy from Loras College and his JD at the University of Chicago. His recent stage roles have included Roote in “The Hot House”, Reginald Niebold in “Bailin' Out” (both for Pink Banana), Inspector Craddock in “A Murder Is Announced” (for Falls Patio Players), and a coupla grandpas for the Chamber, Young Playwrights Festival: Grandpa Zee in “Stitches”, and Grandpa in “Grandma, You Can't Shoot the President”.
James Iaquintahas appeared in Slay Bells Ring (December 2011, and December 2012), Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015), and Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015).
In collaboration with actress Lori Minetti, Jim has presented “Love Letters”, “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”, and the two-person show “A Dickens of a Christmas Carol” on numerous occasions at The Brumder Mansion. Jim has also appeared in several murder mysteries with the Wisconsin Actors Ensemble, and most recently, with the Milwaukee Entertainment Group, “Murder is a Fine Art” and “Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent”.
Bill Jacksonhas appeared in Upon a Midnight Clear: A Tale of Jack Frost (December 2014).
Among other things, Bill Jackson is an Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright, and Professional Voice Artist at Milwaukee Theatres. He attended Northwestern University, and studied Masters in Instructional Direction at Alverno College. He is the Founder of the South Milwaukee High School Theatre Company.
Tom Jenkinshas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (March 2011, June 2012) and Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015).
Tom Jenkins has been involved in community theatre in the Milwaukee area for many years. He’s been featured in productions with Shorewood Players, Milwaukee Players, Falls Patio Players, Off the Wall Productions, and others. His roles have included Mr. Kraler in “Diary of Anne Frank”, Detective Brannigan in “Guys and Dolls”, as well as many ensemble rolls.
Kristin Johnsonhas appeared in Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015).
Kristin is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee, where she received her BFA in Acting. She is delighted to be performing in her first production with Milwaukee Entertainment Group. Her favorite stage credits include “King Lear” with UW-Milwaukee, “Psycho Beach Party” with Theatre Unchained, “The Laramie Project” with Theatrical Tendencies, and “Speed the Play” with Pink Banana Theatre.
Edward William Joneshas appeared in Death by Design (March/April 2015).
Eric is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and director from Waukesha, WI. He received his BA in Theatre Direction from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and has performed internationally with companies across the US, Canada and Italy. He was most recently the assistant director with Waukesha West High School’s production of Phantom of the Opera. He will be relocating to northern California in the fall of 2015 to attend the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. This is his Milwaukee theatrical debut, and he is thrilled to be a part of “Death by Design”.
Megan Kaminskyhas appeared in Hatter Madness (February/March 2015).
Megan Kaminsky is a graduate of UWM's Peck School of the Arts BFA Acting program. She is an original company member and show captain of Kohl's Wild Theater, an educational children's theatre company based out of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. She was most recently seen as Nellie in “A Cudahy Caroler Christmas” at In Tandem Theatre Company. Look for her this May in Theatre Gigante's upcoming production of “Terminus”. This is Megan's first production with Milwaukee Entertainment Group. She thanks her friends and especially her family for all their love and support.
Michael Keileyhas appeared in Hatter Madness (February/March 2015).
Michael received a BA in Theatre Studies from UWM and has been working his way through Milwaukee Stages ever since. His most recent stop was playing Emperor Joseph in Amadeus with The World’s Stage Theatre Company. He is very excited to be working on an original play with Milwaukee Entertainment Group! His favorite roles have included: Oberon in “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Dogberry in “Much Ado About Nothing”, O’Brien/the voice from “1984” and King Creon in “Medea”. Michael as always thanks his beautiful family and friends for their support.
Donna Kummerhas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Donna Kummer is happy to finally release her true crotchety self on the stage after 20+ years of pretending to be Ms. Nice Guy behind the piano or holding the baton. She honed her wit sitting for hours in full view on stage pretending to be interested in inane dialogue while actually plotting her revenge. Should neither Broadway nor Hollywood be interested, she will undoubtedly return to her posts as Director of Music for Plymouth UCC and director of the Wauwatosa Community Band. Thank you, Amanda and Tom, for taking a chance on me. Kisses to Louise.
Bridget Christine Kellyhas appeared in Upon a Midnight Clear: A Tale of Jack Frost (December 2014).
Bridget Christine Kelly studied Costume Design and Theatre Performance at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, has worked as a Costume Shop Manager at UW Platteville, acted at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. This is her first appearance on the stage for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group.
Evan James Koepnickhas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (September/October 2014), Hatter Madness (February/March 2015), and Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
Evan is a 2012 graduate of UW-Milwaukee's Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting program. He’s worked with such theatre groups as Theatre Gigante, Youngblood Theatre, Optimist Theatre, Quasimondo and at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and performed and co-founded the improv comedy team Homegrown Electric Circus. His film credits include “One Week Vacation” with Jonesinfilm, a mini web series titled “Mediocracy” with Schlock Productions and “Deliver This” with Schmaus Productions. Evan currently works at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee when he is not acting.
Josh Krausehas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016)
Josh Krause most recently appeared in Optimists Theatre's production of "Julius Caesar" (Caius Ligarius and Octavius). Other regional credits include "Visiting Mr. Green" (Ross) and "Jeeves at Sea" (Crumpet) for Artists' Ensemble Theatre; "Goodnight Moon" and "A Christmas Carol" (Fred) for Children’s Theater of Madison; "Much Ado About Nothing" (Verges) and "The Matchmaker" (Ambrose) for Indiana Festival Theatre. Josh received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Indiana University, where he performed in "Romeo + Juliet" (Romeo) and "Pride & Prejudice" (Mr. Darcy), among others. He performed internationally in Germany and Poland in "Coming to See Aunt Sophie" (Young Karski). In addition to acting, Josh is also a teaching artist for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Sunset Playhouse in Milwaukee.
Zachary Kundehas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (March 2011).
Zachary Jay Kunde graduated with his BFA in Acting from UW-Whitewater. He is a local Milwaukee Actor who has performed in many plays around town including originating the role of Danny in the Milwaukee Entertainment Group's first production of Speak Easy of Murder. He recently performed in “Tony and Tina's Wedding” and also played the role of Valdez in the World Stage Theatre Company's production of “The Unseen”.
Jake Leshhas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (October 2013).
Jake Lesh is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a Minor in Arts Management. His professional credits include working with the Door Shakespeare Theatre Company on such productions as “Macbeth”, “Love's Labour's Lost”, “As You Like It”, and also the role of Hamlet in Matt Foss' “a Hamlet”. Jake made his New York debut this past January as the title character in “The Edwin Booth Company Presents”, at Titan Theatre company.
Melody Lopachas appeared in Death by Design (March/April 2015).
Most recently, Melody appeared as Carnelle in the Musical Masquer's production of “The Miss Firecracker Contest”, also under the direction of Zach Thomas Woods. Other favorite roles include Mrs. Sowerberry in “Oliver” and Peter Cornelius Hoof in National Geographic’s “Real Pirates”. Melody is a graduate of Peck School of the Arts with a BA in Theatre Studies. She sends love to any family or friends who come to see the show.
Amie Losihas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Reprising the role of Anna is a Christmas gift Amie is especially grateful for to Tom and the cast and crew. Amie has also been seen at the Boulevard, Bunny Gumbo, Chamber Theater, the Alchemist and Off the Wall as an actor and choreographer and she is a tour guide at Shakers Haunted Bar. She cant wait to spend the holidays with her 3 children and hopes you and your family have a very happy Holiday!
Isabella Lozierhas appeared in Twas the Night Before Christmas (December 2016).
Isabella, age 13, lives in Shorewood and has previously appeared with First Stage in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Three Little Pigs, The Cat in the Hat and Gathering Blue. She also portrayed Marta in Skylight Music Theatre’s The Sound of Music. Isabella plays violin in MYSO and loves soccer, musical theater, and classical singing.
Ami Majeskiehas appeared in Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
Ami is a Carroll University graduate with a bachelor of science in Theatre Arts and Management. She is currently an actor for Kohl's Wild Theatre where she is playing real life conservationist Estella Leopold, along with many other roles. Ami has worked behind the scenes with the theatre, choreographing Jack of Hearts. Her previous credits include Spring Awakening (Wendla), and Gingy (Shrek).
J. Thomas Mandlhas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (June 2012), and Death Speaks Out (July/August 2012).
J. Thomas Mandl is making his return to the art of the murder mystery after spending the last three years traveling around the world in his homemade yacht. He's elated to be working in the lovely Brumder Mansion and thankful to be a part of this wonderful cast. Be sure to look for him next Fall in the one man show “Obsequious the Dog”.
Tom Markshas appeared in Slay Bells Ring (December 2011, December 2012), Death Speaks Out (April 2012 and July/August 2012), Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party (April 2012, March 2013), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013), Home For Christmas (December 2014), Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015), Return of the Heir (November/December 2015), Murder at the Mansion (January 2017), and Love Letters (February 2017).
Tom was first ‘on-stage’ as a ‘professional actor’ in 1957, and so far he’s been able to enjoy (and endure) all that one encounters in an ‘actor’s life.’ He learned to adjust to not always being ‘on-stage’ by taking on such roles as that of prop master, sound technician, set designer/decorator, stage manager, director, writer and producer. Tom recently returned to performing in musical theatre in Sunset Playhouse's “How To Succeed... ” and will soon be seen in Jeff Ircink's “Stan's Addiction”.
Madison McCarthyhas appeared in Upon a Midnight Clear: A Tale of Jack Frost (December 2014).
Biographical information on Madison McCarthy yet to be supplied.
Lori Minettihas appeared in An Evening with Edgar Alan Poe, A Christmas Carol, Love Letters, and Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
Lori's past Brumder performances have included Love Letters, A Dickens of a Christmas Carol and An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe with Jimmy Iaquinta. Currently Lori can be seen as host of Builders Showcase on Fox 6. For over 20 years she has worked as a professional actress, singer and television host. She has fond memories of The Wisconsin Lottery Money Game as co-host, farces at Broadway Baby, and children's theater with Tom Marks M&W productions. She enjoys performing with the talented David E. Kirby in an Elvis Tribute show, children's theater at Apple Holler,The Rat Package, and Memories Dinner Theater. Recently she assisted her twin sister Lisa in writing the novel HAZEL MOON, a 1980's new wave fantasy with Celtic overtones. It was inspired by her late husband and brother and shines with their magic.
Lori Morsehas appeared in aMUSEd (September/October 2015).
After a l - o - n - g career with captive audiences of kindergarten students Lori is ecstatic to resume her passion, with roles spanning the spectrum from prostitute (3X) to "sweet old lady" — a first! Previous shows include “Stuck”, “Lend Me A Tenor”, “For Whom The Southern Bell Tolls”, “The Hot House”, “California Suite” and “The Lady In Question” at various venues including Pink Banana Theatre, Memories Dinner Theater, Carte Blanche, Bay Players and Off The Wall Theatre.
Ryan Nelsonhas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (March 2011), and Slay Bells Ring (December 2011).
Ry-Guy has made a name for himself in local film and theater venues throughout Wisconsin. Among his more notable gigs: the silent film-style sketch comedy troupe The M.U.T.E.S., shadowcast/parody group The Warped Cast, retro-radio specialists R.G. Audio Productions, a full-length film Words of The Prophet, as well as various productions at Bucketworks, Racine Theatre Guild, Rhode Operahouse, Carte Blanche Studios, and the Plymouth Arts Center. His main claim to fame has been as a voice actor online with FET’s DigiFandubs, and Virtual Hollywood.
Jason Nykielhas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016), and Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
Jason is a newcomer to Milwaukee, but has worked with a great many theatre companies in Chicago, including: the Public House, Quest Ensemble, Project 891, Navy Pier, and Remy Bumpo among others. Jason graduated from the CCPA at Roosevelt University with a BFA in theatre. He would like to thank his wife Sam for her love, support, and for being the best person to be on an adventure with.
Jack Pachutahas appeared in Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015), and Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
Jack Pachuta is the president and owner of Management Strategies, Inc., in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. He works with his clients to improve their organizational culture, communications, and negotiation skills. He is also a mystery writer and artist, a member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild and the League of Milwaukee Artists, and the author of the Milwaukee Entertainment Group's recent interactive murder-mystery, "Murder Is A Fine Art".
April Paulhas appeared in Return of the Heir (November/December 2015), and Jack of Hearts (October 2016).
April Paul has worked with companies such as Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, The Alchemist Theater, Soulstice Theatre, Bunny Gumbo, and the late Uprooted and Youngblood Theatre Companies. April holds an Acting degree from UW-Milwaukee, and when there's free time between shows and various day jobs, she loves to pick up a paint brush and create more art. She has been seen at Forward Theater in Madison with Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, “The Flick”, played Dee in "Return of the Heir", and, this coming January, will be making her Renaissance Theaterworks debut as Karlie in "Luna Gail".
Michelle Paurahas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (September/October 2014), Hatter Madness (February/March 2015), and Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015).
Michelle is extremely excited to be a part of Amanda’s debut show! She would like to graciously thank Amanda for always believing in her and allowing her opportunities for creative expression. She always wanted to be Queen! You may have seen Michelle as Loretta Swank Longbaugh in Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s production of “Murdertowne Abbey”. When she’s not on stage, Michelle connects clients through blind dates as a part of a fabulous company called It’s Just Lunch. She is also a student of Psychology at Alverno College.
Kara Penrosehas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016)
Most recently Kara was seen in "Lobotomy the Musical" at the Alchemist Theatre and as Cecily in "The Importance of Being Earnest" with SummerStage of Delafield. She is also a company member with Kohl's Wild Theater. In addition to performing, Kara is also a fight director. As a certified stage combatant and instructor with Dueling Arts International she teaches and choreographs theatrical violence for the stage. Her fight director credits include: "The Three Musketeers", "Extremities", "Romeo and Juliet", "Oleanna", and "Macbeth".
Josh Perkinshas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016)
Josh has been Acting/Directing/Etc. in the Milwaukee area for over 15 years. Some of his favorite recent roles have been the Doctor in "A woman’s Place" at Cooperative Performance Milwaukee; Greta in "Bent" at The World’s Stage; Winston Smith in "George Orwell’s 1984" with Bad Idea Productions. He’s been involved in over two dozen Soulstice Theatre productions and is the co-founder of Angry Young Men Ltd, the puppet creation/performance group responsible for "Night Of The Living Dead — The Puppet Show" which will be performed at The Oriental Theater on Thursday, October 27th.
Kelly Pierce-Deforthas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (June 2012) and Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015).
Kelly has an extensive theater background starting in Orange County, Florida, as well as numerous film credits. A regular with The Rat Package/Cabariety cabaret group in Racine, Kelly has acted in farces, musicals and various mystery theater shows. You may have seen her in the last 20 years on and off state at the Broadway Baby Dinner Theater.
Jonathan Porterhas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (June 2012).
Jonathan Porter is thrilled to be making his debut as Tony Miletti in “Speakeasy of Murder!” Jonathan is a founding member of the sketch comedy group Alamo Basement and has also worked with other Milwaukee DIY theater groups such as Pink Banana and Insurgent Theater. He recently wrote and acted in a play called Cabaret Entrangete in Sheboygan and is very excited to be working with such folks at the Brumder Mansion!
Jason Powellhas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (September/October 2013).
Jason Powell is an actor, writer and composer. He wrote the musical “Invader? I Hardly Know Her” and the opera “Fortuna the Time-Bender vs. The Schoolgirls of Doom” (the latter commissioned by Milwaukee Opera Theatre and both produced at The Alchemist in Bay View). He’s also written songs for many of the shows in Sunset Playhouse’s “Bug in a Rug” children’s series.
Nate Presshas appeared in aMUSEd (September/October 2015).
Nate is a Milwaukee native and has been performing on stages in and around the area since 2003. His recent credits include Nial Lynch in Moment, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor award at the 2015 Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Cincinnati, Horst in Bent, produced by The World's Stage, and Hugo in Welcome Home Jenny Sutter at Next Act. He earned his BFA in Theatre Studies from Boston University.
Mark Puchinskyhas appeared in Home For Christmas (December 2013).
Mark is delighted to have completed studying at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts’ BFA-Acting program. Mark is grateful to be involved in a unique production with such a fantastic cast and crew. Most recent credits include: Edgar in “King Lear”, Valentine in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, Andrei in “Three Sisters”, Orlando in “As You Like It” and Polidore in “Lovers Quarrels”.
Bryan Quinnhas appeared in Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party (March 2012, March 2013), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013), and Murdertowne Abbey (October/November 2013).
An optician by day, Bryan has pursued his avocation as an actor with numerous local companies onstage and off, recently including “The Winter’s Tale” (Wisconsin Lutheran College, his alma mater), “Six Degrees of Separation” (Sunset Playhouse), and originating Lestrade at the Brumder. He is also excited to direct in the upcoming Pink Banana One Acts: “Game Night”.
Alicia Ricehas appeared in Death by Design (March/April 2015).
Ali studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA before going on to study, teach, and compete in ballroom and Latin dance with Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Since her return to the stage she has been seen in Off the Wall Theatre’s “Giovanni”, Skylight’s “In the Heights”, Sunset Playhouse’s “Red, Hot, and Cole”, and Soulstice Theatre’s “Macbeth” as Lady Macbeth. This past summer Alicia was delighted to have the chance to combine her two passions, theatre and dance, when she choreographed Theatre on Main’s production of “Evita”.
Corey Richardshas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (September/October 2014).
Milwaukee's own Corey Richards has been seen in countless productions all across town. From his fabulous performances at Waukesha Civic as Horton in “Sussical”, Billie from “42nd Street” and Dickon in “The Secret Garden”. He also appeared in the Sunsets production of “Footloose” as Chuck. He would like to thank his brother for the inspiration of his character.
Sherrick Robinsonhas appeared in Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015).
Sherrick holds a BFA in Theater Performance from Nebraska Wesleyan University, but hails from Milwaukee. Some of his recent appearances include “Luchadora!” at First Stage, “Six Degrees of Separation”, “A Rising Wind”, “Rent”, and “Hair”. He’s also directed, most recently “Dutchman” for World’s Stage Theater Company, and is a member of Kohl’s Wild Theater. He thanks his friends and family for their support.
David Rothrockhas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (September/October 2014).
David Rothrock is happy to be a part of the “Murdertowne Abbey” cast. Most recently he appeared as Martin in The World’s Stage theater company’s production of “Seminar”, and took a turn at directing with “Davids Redhaired Death” at the Underground Collaborative. Thanks to everyone at Milwaukee Entertainment Group, and to the supporters of the arts community!
Keighley Sadlerhas appeared in Death by Design (March/April 2015) and Murder Is A Fine Art (May 2015).
Keighley is delighted to be playing Victoria, and is thrilled to be in her first show at the Brumder Mansion. She has most recently appeared onstage as Popeye in “The Miss Firecracker Contest”, and this past summer (2014) in “Evita”. Keighley is happy to be sharing the stage with such a talented group of people, and under the direction of such a wonderful director. Enjoy the show; Art is nigh!
Haley San Fillippohas appeared in Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
Hayley holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from UW-Whitewater, and has been part of the Milwaukee theatre scene for the past few years. She is thrilled that Return of the Heir will be her first production with The Milwaukee Entertainment Group. She was seen most recently in “The Rocky Horror Show” at The Alchemist Theatre, as well as in “Little Shop of Horrors” with All In Productions. Earlier this year, she was in “Close to Home: a Musical X-File”, “Rent”, and “Bare”.
Josh Scheibehas appeared in aMUSEd (September/October 2015).
Josh recently graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a B.A. in Theatre and English. aMUSEd marks his first production at the beautiful Brumder. Most recently, he played Petruchio in the Off-book Players’ “The Taming of the Shrew” and Don John & Verges in Delafield SummerStage’s “Much Ado About Nothing”. He has been friends with Megan [Ann Jacobs, author of aMUSEd] since grade school, and is very excited to help bring her work to life
George Sheppardhas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016)
Some of George's favorite past roles include; Petkoff in "Arms and the Man"; George Tesman in "Hedda Gabler"; Freddie in "Noises Off"; Oats in "Terra Nova"; Austin in "True West"; Boris Renfield in Theatre X Late Night’s "Dracula the Musical"; and Ensemble in the Milwaukee Rep’s "A Christmas Carol" at the Pabst Theater. His education has included time as a member of the UW-Milwaukee BFA Acting Program, and the Actor Intern Company at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. George thanks Amanda and JJ for such a fun opportunity with Jack of Hearts.
Elizabeth Shipehas appeared in Speak Easy of Murder (June 2012), Death Speaks Out (July 2012), Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party (March 2012, March 2013), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013), and Home For Christmas (December 2013).
Over a year-and-a-half period covering 2012 and 2013, Writer/Director/Costumer Liz has had the joy of seeing all three pieces of her original work, “The Baker's Street Trilogy” (“Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party”, “Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement”, and “Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow”) performed at the Historic Brumder Mansion. The shows gave her the opportunity to grow and learn as a writer and a performer, as well as work with some incredibly talented, wonderful actors. Most recently she was excited to present “Home For Christmas” and “Upon a Midnight Clear: A Tale of Jack Frost” to Brumder audiences for the 2013 and 2014 holiday seasons.
Amanda Eaton Sinkohas appeared in Hatter Madness (February/March 2015).
Amanda Sinko is the Education Manager at Skylight Music Theatre, where she has the honor of directing, choreographing, singing and creating with students every day. She holds a BA in theatre and a minor in dance from The University of Maine and is a graduate of both the Improv Conservatory and Music Improv Conservatory at Second City. Amanda performs regularly with T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) and is currently working on several film projects.
Phil Stepanskihas appeared in Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015), aMUSEd (September/October 2015) and Return of the Heir (November/December 2015).
Phil has worked with many different theatre groups throughout southeastern Wisconsin. He's portrayed Billy Bibbit in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”, Axel Hammond in “The Nerd” (both with Sunset Playhouse), Feuilly in “Les Miserables” at Waukesha Civic Theatre, and more recently as Hal Carter in “Picnic” at SummerStage of Delafield. Look for him later this fall as the blue skinned NaKong warrior Luigi in the hilarious farce “The Explorers Club” at Soulstice Theatre.
Michael Traynorhas appeared in Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party (March 2012, March 2013), Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement (April/May 2013), and Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow (September/October 2013).
Michael obtained a fun, yet financially useless, film degree from Columbia College Chicago, made a failed cable access television show in Minneapolis, went home to play ukulele, and went through Chicago's 2nd City acting program. Michael continues to Art where Art can evolve and proliferate: within an abundance of passion, creation, expression, respect, and storytelling.
Nick Vanden Heuvelhas appeared in Home For Christmas (December 2013).
Nick is ecstatic to be joining the cast of “Home For Christmas”. He has been in “Bye Bye Liver: The Milwaukee Drinking Play” at Comedy Sportz for the last 2 1/2 years, and can't wait to expand his horizons working with such a seasoned and unique group of actors. Thanks to a push from writer/ director/ fellow actor Liz Shipe, Nick is ready to dive into the role of Miles Harper. If you're not laughing, you're not living.
Michelle Whitehas appeared in Murdertowne Abbey (September/October 2014), and Murder at the Mansion (January 2017).
Michelle White is delighted to be performing for the first time with the Milwaukee Entertainment Group. After studying theatre at UW Milwaukee she has performed most recently in “Cabaret” at Off the Wall theatre, “Legally Blonde” in Greendale and with Pink Banana and their one act festival. You can also see her perform weekly at BBC in “Bye Bye Liver: the Milwaukee Drinking Play”.
Liz Whitfordhas appeared in Jack of Hearts (October 2016)
In 2015 Liz was in "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "The King of Pop" at the Alchemist. In 2014, Liz portrayed Lynn in "Suicide Sleep" and Dolly in "For Purely Elfish Reasons "both at the Alchemist. In 2013, she performed in the retelling of three horror productions at the Alchemist theatre in which she was in the original cast years previous. Recent film projects include four years in Milwaukee’s 48hr Film Project, "Pantry Todd" and the "Spade County Massacre". Liz would like to thank her family, friends and cast for all of their support!
Rachel Zembrowskihas appeared in Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent (June 2015).
Rachel is a theatre education major currently at work on her second degree at UWM. Since she won't be able to do much theatre work outside of fieldwork and student teaching in the coming year, she is very excited to be spending the summer of 2015 with such amazing theatre professionals in such a fun show! Thanks to her wonderful cast mates and the production team of the Milwaukee Entertainment Group for this amazing opportunity and great experience!
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