HELLO, DOLLY! Cast

Perry Payne

Dolly Gallagher Levi 

- Lynchburg, VA
- Member of Actor's Equity Association
- Professional Credits: Shear Madness (The Kennedy Center); Gypsy (Virginia Rep); Shrinks (DC Improv); 3Girls Berlin (Florida Studio Theatre)
- BA in Communication, Lynchburg College

Perry Payne embarked upon a new adventure this year: she connects, presents and promotes the people and causes she loves the most, through her new venture Perry Payne LLC. She teaches, coaches, and guides young talent, and this spring presented concerts and master classes by Faith Prince and Billy Stritch, and helped Mike Faist (Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen) launch his brand new Ohio Artists Gathering.

She served Virginia Theatre Association for four years as its Executive Director, after a stint as Creative Director at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville and a 20-year run in Manhattan. As a NYC singer, actress, and writer, she worked in theatre, cabaret, comedy, industrials, and voiceovers. She performed in DC at the Kennedy Center, and in regional theatres around the country. She was an original investor in In The Heights on Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical set in the Washington Heights neighborhood where she lived and worked for a decade. Her performance in Keith Thompson’s "Kooky Tunes" led "InTheatre" Magazine and "Show Business Weekly" to name her one of the top ten funniest performers in New York cabaret. Her holiday novelty single, "Santa Claus Won't Get Lit Up (At the Trailer Park Gate This Year)," was featured in "Billboard Magazine" for nearly a decade.

A native of Lynchburg and graduate of E. C. Glass High School and Lynchburg College (and LC's 2014 graduation speaker), she is happy to be back home with her husband Victor Millner and an enormous springer spaniel named Arlo.


Mark Inbody

Horace Vandergelder

  • Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Professional Credits: Phantom (Prather Entertainment); A Wonderful Life (Broadway Palm Theater); A Christmas Carol (Dollywood Entertainment); The Miracle, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Miracle Theater); Abraham & Sarah: A Journey of Love, Daniel – A Dream, A Den, A Deliverer, Noah: The Musical, The Miracle of Christmas, Behold the Lamb (Sight & Sound Theatres); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (WDW-MGM Studios); Hoop De Doo Revue (Walt Disney World); Annie (Osceola Center for the Arts); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Matchmaker (Tulsa Alliance for Classical Theatre); Ah, Wilderness (American Theatre Company); The Emperor Jones (Tulsa University); Godspell (Theatre Tulsa); Guys and Dolls (Gaslight Dinner Theatre).
  • Film and TV Credits: Murder Comes to Town, The Today Show, Sony Video Camera Commercial, M&M Mars Prize Promotion Commercial, Elmer and Friends, Walt Disney World’s 4th of July Special, Disney/MGM Studio Grand Opening, Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Parade Live.
  • BA in Telecommunications, University of Tulsa

Chris Nelson

Cornelius Hackl
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Professional Credits: Peter Pan, Les MiserablesBeauty and the BeastMary Poppins (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • Film Credits: The New WorldJudgesAs it is in Heaven
  • MFA in Acting, Regent University
  • Matthew 5:16

Kayla Grizzard

Irene Molloy
  • New York, NY
  • Professional Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dallas Theater Center); Celebrity Confessions (Off-Broadway at The Actor’s Temple Theater)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Musical Performance, Liberty University
  • Jordan, there are no words for how much I love you and to my girls—follow the Lord and your dreams. Momma loves you.

Brandon Alexander

Barnaby Tucker
  • Student Intern
  • Herminie, PA
  • Professional Credits: Big Fish, Newsies, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alluvion Stage Company), Shrek, Children of Eden, Fiddler on the Roof (Stage Right!)
  •  BA in Theatre Arts: Performance & Arts Administration, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • "Let joy be your continual feast. Make your life a prayer. And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God's perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Hannah Mehl

Minnie Fay
  • Student Intern
  • Lebanon, NJ
  • Professional Credits: A Chorus LineJunie B. Jones, The Musical (Greater Ocean City Theatre Company); Center Stage Live! (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Newsies (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • Hannah could not be more thankful to be sharing the stage with her brother and wishes the cast, crew and audience an unforgettable experience! 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.

Rendel Kellum

Ambrose Kemper
  • Student Intern
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Professional Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatBig Fish (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BFA in Musical Theatre, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled

Madeline Rasmusson

Ermengarde
  • Student Intern
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Professional Credits: Big Fish (Alluvion Stage Company), Singin’ in the Rain (Curtain Up! Productions)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled

Kelli Overmyer

Ernestina/Irene Understudy
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Professional Credits: Tarzan, Les Miserables, Big Fish (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University

Jared Bennett

Rudy/Ensemble/Cornelius Understudy
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Professional Credits: Newsies, Big Fish (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BS in Music & Worship Studies, Liberty University
  • I'm so thankful to be a part of such an encouraging and vibrant arts community here in Lynchburg.

 


Dawn Peterson

Mrs. Rose/Ensemble/Vocal Captain
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Professional Credits: Hairspray (DHSA); Phantom, Showboat, A Little Night Music, The Sound of Music (MPAA); Encore (Ulrich Productions, LA); Oliver (Masterworx Theater), Follies (Gaslight Theater); Opera: Rigoletto, Pagliacci, La Boheme (Townsend Opera Players); Carmen (Stockton Opera Theater), The Medium (MJCO); Poulenc’s Gloria and Carmina Burana (MSO); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • Studied Vocal Performance at California State University, Stanislaus
  • I’m so grateful for how God has blessed me in so many ways, he has ALWAYS taken care of my needs and given me 7 beautiful children, 24 grandchildren, and an amazing husband, Bill. His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me…

Matthew Lowell Brunson

Judge
  • Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Professional Credits: Clue: The Musical, I Do! I Do! (Springs Theater Company), Empty Bench (Elation Center for the Arts)
  • Matthew is thankful to have another opportunity to work with such a passionate, driven, and life-giving company. “If ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’ … Thank you ALL for making mine come true!”

Brandon Yoder

Stanley/Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Lebanon, OH
  • Professional Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Newsies, Big Fish (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BS in Theatre Arts, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • Romans 15:13

Jarrett Bloom

Louie/Ensemble
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • Professional Debut
  • A huge thank you to everyone who helped bring me here, to my family, my friends, and my wonderful girlfriend. Thank you for being there, and to God for all He's done.

Jamie Cloutier

Ensemble/Dance Captain
  • Southbridge, MA
  • Professional Credits: Peter Pan, Tarzan, Les Miserables, Kindertransport, Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden, Sister Act, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Alluvion Stage Company); Love Beyond: The Musical (Wembley Arena, UK)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University
  • MA in Executive Leadership, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • Thank you to my family, who are constantly supporting my goals and dreams!

Ian Mehl

Danny/Ensemble
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • Professional Debut
  • BS in Meteorology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Shout out to my wonderful family and friends for all the love and support they give, and the Alluvion Stage Company for giving me the opportunity to pursue a dream of mine before beginning my service!

Nathan Beyer

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Fallston, MD
  • Professional Debut
  • BFA in Musical Theatre, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • I would like to thank my friends and family for supporting me through everything I’ve done in theatre.

Ashlind Browne

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Sneads Ferry, NC
  • Professional Credits: Big Fish (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BS in Theatre Arts, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled

Teagan Delaney

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Professional Credits: Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Newsies, Big Fish (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:4-5)

Rachel Fields

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Professional Debut
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • I would like to thank my family and friends for their endless support of me and my crazy dreams.

 


Judah Fox

Fritz/Ensemble/Fight Captain
  • Student Intern
  • Burlington, NC
  • Professional Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • How could I be silent when it's time to praise you? Now my heart sings out loud, bursting with joy - a bliss inside that keeps me singing, "I can never thank you enough!" (Psalm 30:12, TPT)

Joel Hadden

Harry/Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • North Liberty, IN
  • Professional Credits: Newsies (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me in my endeavors and being a Godly example in my life.

 


Abigail Hunt

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Woodstown, NJ
  • Professional Debut
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • I'd like to thank my closest friends in the Liberty Theatre Arts Department and my family for encouraging and guiding me and most importantly my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me the opportunity to do what I love!

Jabrea Kohn

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Randallstown, MD
  • Professional Debut
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • Here's to my fantastic God who sanctions limitless grace to my deficient soul...oh and my mama is pretty great, too.

 


Shelby Mason

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Professional Credits: The Secret Garden (Heartwood Regional Theater Company); The Hunchback of Notre DameJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatBig Fish (Alluvion Stage Company); A Christmas Carol (Virginia Stage Company)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled

Matt Owen

Hank/Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Forest, VA
  • Professional Credits: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Newsies (Alluvion Stage Company)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled

Travlyn Pantana

Manny/Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Professional Debut
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • Big thanks to my Mother, Father, friends, and Chick-fil-A for being there to support me 6 days a week.

Andrew Pickett

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Professional Credits: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alluvion Stage Company); Uncommon (JC Films)
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled

Josh Reed

Policeman/Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Danville, VA
  • Professional Debut
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • Thank you to my family who always encourage me!

Kylie Sanborn

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Durham, NH
  • Professional Debut
  • BA in Theatre Arts: Performance, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • I’d like to thank my family and friends for always supporting me, loving me, and pushing me to work my hardest. “He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)

Becca Schultz

Ensemble
  • Student Intern
  • Rosemount, MN
  • Professional Debut
  • BFA in Musical Theatre, Liberty University, Currently Enrolled
  • Thanks to everyone who has brought joy into this life! “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” (Psalm 147:4)