Costume Designer and Faculty, DeSales University
Prior to being the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) Production Manager for the past two years, Ms. Lobmeyer taught at summer camps for 11 years. She has designed the costumes for 34 productions at DeSales University and 15 productions at PSF. Her designs have also been seen in and around Chicago, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and England.
Musical Theatre Instructor
Performing and Fine Arts Chair, DeSales University
A professional director, choreographer, conductor and actor, Mr. Bell's professional credits include the Old Globe Theatre, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Meadowbrook Theatre, the Orlando Shakespeare Festival, the Virginia Opera, and the Michigan Opera. Bell is a published scholar on the life and work of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and interned on the world premiere of Sondheim's Into the Woods.
Guest Artist, Voice Actor
Ms. Cody has recently lent her voice to Disney's Princess and the Frog, as the scene-stealing best friend Charlotte. She was honored by ASIFA Hollywood (the animation Oscars) with the 2010 Annie Award fo Outstanding Individual Achievement in Voice Acting. She is best known for her work on Broadway performing in over 13 Broadway and off Broadway shows. Her shows include: Shrek the Musical, Pajama Game,Urinetown the Musical, Taboo, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Actor's fund), Grease, Cats, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, No No Nanette (Encores), Junie B. Jones, Henry and Mudge, and Best Foot Forward. She was nominated for a Drama League Award for originating the role of Annie in Henry and Mudge. She received the Kevin Kline Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hello Dolly! Her television credits include: Law and Order, Rosie Live, and The Untitled Paul Reiser Project (pilot). Broadway fans know her as smack talking "Little Sally" from her many appearances in BCEFA events. Her voice can be heard on many cat recordings, commercials, and video games.
Musical Theatre, Instructor
Nathan Diehl recently served as musical director and conductorfor Act 1’s A Grand Night for Singing— his tenth production with DeSales University and The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. This past summer, he musical directed and conducted PSF’s production of …Forum. He frequently performs as a piano soloist and accompanist throughout the Lehigh Valley area. As an educator, Nate teaches musical theatre for the Summer Theatre Institute and is also a general music teacher at Moravian Academy’s Lower School. Nate holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Moravian College and a Master of Music degree and Orff Certification from West Chester University.
Faculty, DeSales University
Mr. Dennis' television work includes a recurring role on Star Trek: Voyager as well as guest-star roles on NBC's Profiler, ABC's Miracles, The Young and the Restless, and two episodes of Enterprise. He has appeared in over thirty equity stage roles at award-winning regional theatres and in New York, and has directed in New York, LA, and regionally.
Heather "Digger" Feeney
Technical Director, DeSales University
She worked at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, most recently as the Assistant Scenery Supervisor in the Adams Theatre. At Play Makers Repertory Company, she was Production Assistant Technical Director on several shows as well as Production Technical Director for Stones in His Pockets.
Guest Artist, Professional Sound Designer
Mr. Given lives inNew York City working as a freelance designer.Some of his New York credits include:The off-Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God, Rue, and Riding the Bull (Theatrefor the New City), Trinity of Two (Down TownTheatre Company), and The Last Star Fighter:The Musical (Storm Theatre). Regionally hiswork has been heard at such places as theGala Hispanic Theatre in D.C., Rutgers University,Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival,Orlando Shakespeare Festival, and CentenaryStage Company in New Jersey.
Faculty, DeSales University
Anne Lewis has worked professionally in the acting field for over twenty years. She has enjoyed diverse professional experiences from Cabaret shows, to musicals, to Shakespeare. She has done radio shows and commercials as well as television commercials, films, and video work. Two of her most recognizable film credits are Girl Interrupted and Let's Talk. She has also taught drama and acting for Drama Arts Schools, Jewish Community Centers, High Schools, and college.
Ms. Mariani has been dancing professionally for the past 25 years. Her credits include Bob Fosse's Broadway show Dancin', and the Broadway show Cats, as well as numerous TV commercials, movies, and video work. She served as Fosse's assistant for two of the national tours of Dancin' and served as dance captain for Gillian Lynne for the resident European company of Cats in Vienna, Austria. She is currently teaching at DeSales and Muhlenberg Universities, and is the director of Jazz at Wilkes University.
Alexander Technique, Guest Artist
Ms. McCann has been a certified Alexander Technique Instructor since 1988. She has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard University Summer School Acting Program; has taught acting and the Alexander Technique at the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, as well as master classes at DeSales University, Bryn Mawr College, Simply Shakespeare, and Mike Lemon Casting.
Guest Artist, Dancer
Ms. Negerbaum is currently on the National Tour of My Fair Lady. Some of her other touring credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Crazy For You (Polly), 42nd Street, and Chicago. Some of her regional credits include No, No Nanette (Nanette), Singin' In the Rain, and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie).
Scenic Designer and Faculty, DeSales University
Mr. Neuert is a founding artist of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and he served as the festival's director for its first ten years. He has worked at the North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Peninsula Players, St. Michael's Playhouse, University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Mr. Rose has been staging fights in the New York and Philadelphia areas for over twenty years. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival favorite credits include: Riverside Shakespeare, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival and The Philadelphia Theatre Company. He is a Certified Instructor and Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada, and the Society of American Fight Directors.
Lighting Designer and Faculty, DeSales University
Ms. Zernechel taught at Michigan State University where she was in charge of the lighting, sound, and stage management departments. She also worked in Utah with a number of dance companies, including the Odyssey Dance Company, with whom she went on a European Tour.
Faculty and guest artists subject to change.