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Stephanie Fieger: A 2002 Messiah graduate with a double BA in Theatre and English, Stephanie will join Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in the Lincoln Center Theater in the role of Harpier in a revival of Macbeth, which begins performances Oct. 24 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien (The Nance) will helm Macbeth, which will officially open Nov. 21 at the Beaumont. Hawke ("Before Midnight") will star in the title role opposite Duff as Lady Macbeth. 
Bryant Vance: Bryant Vance graduated from Messiah College in May 2010 with a BA in Theatre.  Bryant is currently living in New York City and working with a company called Dramatic Adventure Theatre.  He traveled with the company to Ecuador where the team taught children English through theatre games and play writing skills.  While in Ecuador, the company wrote and produced an original show based off of their experience.  He is now working for the Dramatic Adventure Theatre company as their Director of Development and Sales.  Bryant has also signed a contract with FOX doing voiceovers for their network. Most recently, Bryant has been on the International Tour of Voca People.  Performed by eight snow-white ruby-lipped aliens with perfect harmony, this international hit features over 70 a cappella and beat box versions of the songs the whole family will love, including favorites from Madonna, Queen and even Mozart. No instruments, no sound effects -just eight incredible talents breathing life into the greatest music on earth.
Brian Carson Brian Carson: A 2003 Messiah graduate with a BA in Theatre and acting concentration, Brian is an actor, singer, puppeteer and puppet builder currently residing in New York City. Brian is proud to be a part of the original off-Broadway cast of “John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean” as the Puppet Wrangler and Swing. Brian has spent many years with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Theatre, performing and educating at the Central Park, Bronx, Queens and Prospect Park Zoos. Working for Disney’s Entertainment team at its previous World of Disney: N.Y.C. on Fifth Avenue provided the opportunity to sing, improvise with guests and meet some real “characters.” With the Juilliard Choral Union, Brian performed with the New York Pops under the direction of Skitch Henderson at Carnegie Hall, They Might Be Giants at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the N.Y.C. Ballet in their Chichester Psalms and in Wall to Wall Sondheim at Symphony Space. Brian made his off-off-Broadway premiere in Concrete Temple Theatre’s Bird Machine as a puppeteer in the spring of 2009 and in 2010. During his time at Messiah he particularly enjoyed portraying Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes, Captain Lancey in Translations, Harpagon in The Miser and as Charles Romainville in the Barrymore nominated Ring Round the Moon at Temple University through Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus program. Brian has worked on many film, television and web projects. In addition to performing, Brian enjoys container gardening, photography, caring for our environment and posting his own puppet musings at Creatures Inspired (
Justin Johonson Justin Johnson: Justin Johnson graduated December 2009 with a BA in Theatre.  Justin has been keeping himself busy doing professional theatre in the Baltimore and Frederick areas.  He played the role of a pirate with a live entertainment group called Urban Pirates, a villain in Don Q. with the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, and performed in an original show called Please Flag with Care with a new company called the Glass Mind Theatre Company.  
Dorea Schmidt Dorea Schmidt: Dorea Schmidt graduated May of 2009 with a BA in Theatre.  After graduation Dorea played Sister James in Doubt at the Open Stage of Harrisburg, she was also Shalott in At Water’s Edge at Open Stage of Harrisburg. 
Sarah Leh Stephanie Leh: Stephanie Leh graduated from Messiah College in 2008 with a BA in Theatre.  After graduation she worked on a Carnival Cruise Ship as the Female Production Singer.  Stephanie just finished playing Hope in an Off-Broadway production of Urinetown with a company called 5th Floor Productions.  
Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess:  Sarah Burgess graduated from Messiah College in May 2010 with a BA in Theatre.  She is touring her one woman show The Clown of God and worked as the assistant stage manager for the Freeport Shakespeare Festival.

Sara Palmer Sara Palmer: Sara Palmer graduated with a BA in Theatre from Messiah College in May 2010.  Sara is currently in an eleven month costume internship with Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA.  Sara is also taking master classes with equity actors, and is stage managing an education one-act play for children.
dawn Hawbaker Dawn Hawbaker: Dawn Hawbaker is a graduate of Messiah College with a BA in Theatre.  She graduated in May 2010.  Dawn worked as the Stage Manager for the Flying Solo Theatre Festival 2010 at Open Stage of Harrisburg.  She is now creating drama ministry at her church and directing an Easter theatre production.
Landree Fleming: Landree Fleming is a graduate of Messiah College with a BA in theatre. She is currently living in Chicago and a member of an all-women, burlesque-inspired sketch comedy group called OffOffBroadzway. Landree recently appeared at The Second City in "Never Have I Ever: The Musical."
Janel Miley Janel is a graduate of Messiah College with a BA in Theatre and English. She was most recently the vocal coach for Messiah’s production Twelfth Night. Janel is also a theatre artist for Shakespeare and Company in the ensemble of The Comedy of Errors and More Words! More Play! and played Dionyza in Pericles. She has also performed in regional theatre: Proof (Claire), Measure for Measure (Juliet) at ECT, Collected Stories (Lisa) at Ark Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing (u/s Margaret) at Folger Theatre, Mondo Shakespeare Jr. (Lady Anne) at Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, The Borrowers (Arrietty) at Imagination Stage, Miss Julie (title role), Twelfth Night (Viola), and Erik Ehn's 13 Christs (ensemble) at Run of the Mill Theater.
  Trish Wingate Dubois: Trish Wingate Dubois graduated from Messiah College in 2008 with a BA in Theatre.  She was a stage manager for Lysistrata (2009), an assistant stage manager for a children’s production of Snow White (2010) and the free Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It (2010) and was also a backstage dresser for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (2010).  Trish is currently stage managing Gamut’s educational outreach tour of Hamlet and is the set designer for Messiah College’s fall black-box The Secret Garden