Add another to list of entertainers with York links
Greg Vojtanek, marketing manager for the York Revs, is bringing Hollywood experience to make each home game an event.
Vojtanek appeared in “Princess Diaries II,” as George, the lip reader. He was also in a deleted scene (available on DVD) in “Raising Helen,” as a security guard/stage manager. He had a brief walking scene with Kate Hudson.
He has appeared in commercials and soap operas before switching to promotions in organized baseball.
“I just said, ‘I think I want to work in baseball.’ I don’t know why. I have no idea what came over me,” he told the York Daily Record in a recent story.
He is another in a long line of people with York links to work as actors on stage or screen.
Mark Zortman of Central York High School keeps a running list of those who have gone on to big things… . (This supplements past posts on this blog.) …
Zortman’s list, edited:
RICHARD BAUBLITZ – (1948 William Penn grad) – on the NY stage many years. email – REB2640@aol.com (as of 12/98)
JENNIFER BEHR – movie work (as of 8/96)
TRAVIS BREEN (1994 Central grad) – professional choreographer and dancer – worked in Atlantic City and on a cruise line in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Currently in NYC (as of 11/01) email – firstname.lastname@example.org
CURT BUCKLER (York Suburban grad) – national tour of GUYS AND DOLLS, Earthquake McGoon in LI’L ABNER at the Goodspeed Opera house, Gangster 2 in KISS ME KATE at Westchester Broadway, also sang on the cast album of Eagles Song, hopes to be self-publishing a children’s book called the Louches in the Couches, email – email@example.com (as of 8/06)
SCOTT CALHOUN – Actor/Director Gargoro Theatre Co (as of 8/96)
KRISTI CLEMENTS (1994 Central grad) has worked as a character in DisneyWorld, now in San Diego , email – firstname.lastname@example.org (as of 8/99)
YVONNE DEBANDI – (CYHS grade) – working as a performer/vocalist at a resort in Tamp Bay, Florida. Websites – http://www.singergirl.com/index.html and http://www.singercity.com/
JOHN DEMASI – (York Suburban grad) – working comedian now in LA. Has worked all over the west coast and has worked with Vic Dunlop on numerous occasions, opened for John Kinnar, Joe Yanetti, Rich Stein, Craig Chaison, James “Figgy” Hardwick, James Heneghen, Jeff Capri, Peter Doolan, etc. etc. email – DJQuakerK@aol.com (as of 8/99)
NEAL DODSON – (’97 Central grad) – Carnegie Mellon University theater graduate, Broadway appearance – Tom Stoppard’s THE INVENTION OF LOVE, appearance on ALL MY CHILDREN, email – email@example.com (as of 1/01)
BRAD DRUMMER (Dover grad) singer, actor, writer formerly in International tours of GRAND HOTEL and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing Raoul (as of 8/96)
MATT FABER movies – Welcome To the Dollhouse, Natural Born Killers, Black Panther (as of 8/96)
FILLMORE, TIFFANY – (’98 CYHS grad) ’02 Penn State Theater Grad – working with the National Players, email – firstname.lastname@example.org (as of 12/02) (review – http://dctheatrereviews.com/review/2006/04/16/ordinary-heroes/#comments )
DANIEL SEAN FITZGIBBON – (1986 Central grad) – TV commercials and modeling in Miami (as of 12/98)
JEANNE HOLLINGSHEAD FITZGIBBON – (1948 William Penn grad) – appeared in several Miami Vice shows and several movies (Let It Ride with Richard Dreyfus and Miami Blues) and an extra in movies and TV shows while living in Florida.(as of 12/98)
AMY FORBES (Susquehannock grad) – lead in tour of SHE LOVES ME, married (Oct ’99 – congrats Amy!), SAG experimental short movie (3/00)
SEAN FREE – (West York grad) Company manager of new Broadway show – Ken Ludwig’s TOM SAWYER. Company manager for numerous other Broadway shows including SUNSET BOULEVARD, MOVIN’ OUT, the national tour of CATS, and AVENUE Q in Las Vegas. email – email@example.com (as of 8/06)
SAM FREED – TV Actor Kate & Allie (as of 8/94)
WENDY FULTON – TV & Movie Actor , now working in a Child & Family Development Center in Santa Clarita, CA and a proud mother (as of 12/98)
KATHLEEN GIBSON – (’96 Susquehannock grad) – has recorded for NBC studios and National Geographic
DAVID GOTWALD – (’94 Central grad) is a grad of the University of Miami – his degree in the Music Business and Entertainment Industry, he is the VP of A&R for ‘Cane Records” and the manager of Gabe Dixon, email -firstname.lastname@example.org
JESS (KEHLER) GROVE – (’98 Central grad) – Production Manager at Round House Theatre in MD. email JessK0203@verizon.net (as of 8/06)
MICHAEL HOLLINGER – (’80 Central York grad) – playwright – author of Red Herring, Incorruptible, An Empty Plate in the Cafe Du Grand Boeuf, Tiny Island, and Tooth and Claw. He has also written seven touring plays for young audiences, as well as the 3D Laser Show Extreme Choices for New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center. For PBS, he has written three short films and co-authored the feature-length Philadelphia Diary.
CHRIS HUTTON – (York Suburban grad) – trumpet player – currently playing with the, band Junior Cline and the Recliners. Toured the US and performed with Dana Carvey, Ed McMahon, Robert Townsend, Colin Powell,, The Houston Astros, Mick Fleetwood, and many others. Currently living in York. email – email@example.com (as of 12/98)
ROBERT KELBAUGH (Central ’78 grad) – stage name – Robert Clift – in the Hamburg production of CATS
LISA LEHR – (Central grad) working in the national tour of Sesame Street (as of 8/95)
KEN LUDWIG (York Suburban grad) playwright – LEND ME A TENOR, MOON OVER BUFFALO, CRAZY FOR YOU, and TOM SAWYER.
DAVE MASENHEIMER (York Suburban grad) Javert in Broadway’s LES MIZ, originating role in Broadway’s SIDESHOW, in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, understudy for Mandy Patinkin in THE WILD PARTY, chorus in PBS Lincoln Center SOUTH PACIFIC. more. email – firstname.lastname@example.org (as of 8/06)
JENNIFER MILLER – Production Crew of Broadway’s SECRET GARDEN , working in the Washington DC area, directing at YLT (as of 11/97)
EMILY MORSE – Actress (as of 8/96)
VINCE MOUNTAIN (former YLT Tech Director) set designer for National tour of JECKYL AND HYDE (as of 8/96)
BILL MURPHY – Stage Actor (as of 8/96)
TRIPP PHILLIPS – (former YLT director) on Broadway – Stage Manager for current Broadway revival of 42nd STREET – worked with THE KING AND I in the production company, assistant director for DREAM, Stage Manager for SWING! (as of 4/01)
CRAIG SHEFFER – (York Suburban grad) ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live, more recent films are A River Runs Through It (in which he played author Norman MacLean) (1992), Fire in the Sky (1993), and Sleep With Me (1994). He is currently on the WB Network series One Tree Hill. more
BILL SMEAL (YLT veteran) – working actor in NYC (as of 11/97)
BOBBY SPENCER (Central grad) Rum Rum Tugger in the national tour of CATS, swing role on Broadway in SIDESHOW. One of the Leads in JERSEY BOYS – 2006 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical! email – JSucklynn@aol.com (as of 8/06)
JESSICA STAUFFER – from Littlestown – age 11 – currently playing the role of the little girl in the RAGTIME in Chicago (as of 12/98)
CHRISTIAN RUMMEL (YLT veteran) lead in Clockwork Orange at a Pittsburgh Equity house, moving to NYC in the near future (as of 11/97)
IVAN RUTHERFORD – Dallastown grad, Jean Valjean in Broadway production of LES MIZ (as of 8/97)
MICHAEL WALKER – Susquehannock grad, YLT veteran, accompanist
with JECKYL AND HYDE National Tour, Associate Conductor for THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL national tour. Composer of award winning off-Boadway hit ALTAR BOYS. email – MichaelWNY@nyc.rr.com (as of 8/06)
RUSS WIDDALL – Philadelphia Area Theaters (as of 8/96)
LARRY WILLIAMS – directing – epsides of Homicide (as of 8/96)
PAIGE WILSON – National tour as lead in DON QUIXOTE winter of ’00 – email email@example.com. Currently assistant director of CYHS PAD
LUCINDA WEIST (1981 Central grad)- doing movie and TV work (as of 8/96)
NANCY WOLFE (York Suburban grad) – piano player for Broadway shows DAMN YANKEES, played the national tour of SHOWBOAT, subbing for shows in NYC (as of 8/99)
Also of interest:
Background posts: Hanover native Ann Roth explains how she designs costumes for Hollywood and Many national stars first performed on YLT’s stage and York native Steve Zirnkilton’s ‘Law & Order’ voice known to the world and Cameron Mitchell, Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick born here .