Production Staff

August Abatecola

Director

August has directed over seventy-five productions throughout the tri-state area in the last decade. As the current Artistic Director for Yorktown Stage, August has been an integral part in the founding and development of several new programs. He has worked alongside and directed some of the best local, youth and award-winning Broadway talent to bring the magic of theatre to the local area. Onstage, August has starred in productions at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, the Mac-Haydn Theatre and the Cohoes Music Hall. He toured internationally on the America in Concert production and made his Off-Broadway debut in The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever.

Kevin Gleason

Technical Director

Kevin has been involved in many theaters since his first years in college. Spending well over a decade with Silent G Productions, he has assisted Andrew Gmoser in lighting many productions, at The Westchester Broadway Theatre, Hudson Stage, Tuckahoe High School, Nyack High School, and many others. On his own he is a Set and Lighting Designer working at Yorktown High School and New Canaan High School. For the past 18 years, Kevin has been the Technical Director/Master Electrician at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, NY.  At Mac-Haydn, Kevin has designed the lights or sets for Mamma Mia, Joseph….., Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Guys & Dolls, High School Musical, Footloose  and Bye, Bye Birdie. He would like to thank the everyone at Nyack High School (especially the students) for all their hard work and support on the shows.  Kevin is a voracious reader, enjoys time spent at Disney World, and is always receptive to any new recipe involving bacon.

Carrie Silvernail

Choregrapher

Carrie is thankful to be in her 5th year choreographing here at NHS. Some of Carrie’s favorite choreography credits include 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Yorktown Stage), A Chorus Line (Standing Ovation Studios), Oliver (SOS at Westchester Broadway Theater), All Shook Up (Yorktown Stage).

Andrew Gmoser

Lighting Design

Andrew is delighted to be working with everyone at Nyack HS, having lit almost all of shows since CATS in 2006. Andrew loves his job designing lighting for all levels of theatre, and since he got his start through his high school theatre, is happy that Nyack HS has such a strong theatre program to teach and encourage the next generation of actors & technicians. Andrew is the owner/operator of Silent G Productions, which provides theatrical lighting design, equipment, and consultation for live theatre, dance, and concerts throughout Westchester and beyond. Since 1990 he has lit every main-stage production for the Westchester Broadway Theatre, and is preparing for his 26th season designing at the MacHaydn Theatre in upstate New York. Andrew’s greatest production is with his lovely wife, Catherine: their 19 year old twins, Thomas and Elizabeth!

Thomas Kramer

Costume & Wig Design

Thomas is returning to Nyack High School after most recently costuming Suite Surrender, Smile, Dancing at Lughnasa and Brighton Beach Memoirs. As a Director some of his productions include Our Town, 42 nd Street, Chicago . Follies, 1776, Gypsy, Violet, Master Class,Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Fiddler on the Roof and Tintypes. On stage,Tom has been seen as Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, et. al. in I Am My Own Wife, Ben Franklin in 1776 and Buzz in Love, Valour, Compassion, Oscar Wildein Gross Indecency. Tom is also a playwright with three plays that have been produced locally.

Brendon Lucas

Pit Orchestra Director

Brendon is the director of bands at Nyack MS, and is excited to be working with the students and staff of NHS for his first season as the pit director. He teaches the 6th, 7th, & 8th grade bands, while also directing the MS jazz ensembles, and serving as an assistant director for the Nyack Marching Band. Mr. Lucas also frequently does freelance work as a woodwind doubler, performing for musical theater venues across the region. He can be heard on  numerous stages throughout the year. He has also performed with numerous band and orchestral ensembles in both New York and New Jersey, and can be heard on several albums with the Mark Custom record label.

Bryan McPartlan

Sound Design

Bryan is excited to begin a new chapter at NHS with Augie after 17 years collaborating with Joseph Egan. Some of Bryan’s favorite projects have included: The Spidey Project (NY), The Toxic Avenger Musical (NY, NJ & Toronto), The Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Competition, F#@king up Everything (NYMF),The Buddy Holly Story (WBT) and the Off-Broadway hit Evil Dead the Musical (NY)Bryan is the owner of 4 Horsemen Theatricals providing audio and technical services to many area clients, including The Horseman’s Hollow Haunt in Sleepy Hollow (NY),The Emelin Theatre, and many area educational programs.

Lisa Demarest

Producer