Meet the Cast
F. Michael Zaller - Nick Massi
F Michael Zaller has been seen at the Savannah Theatre over the past 20 years in numerous shows including: Mamma Mia, Les Mis, Grease, Elf the Musical, Sister Act, 9 to 5, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Little Shop of Horrors and many musical variety shows. Some favorite roles outside Savannah include: Billy in Carousel, George in Sunday in the Park with George, Curly in Oklahoma, Benny in Guys and Dolls, and Will Rogers in the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies (’05-’06 tour)
Brittany Cerra -
Brittany is so grateful and excited to join the incredible cast of Fiddler on the Roof! She is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Recently, she was seen in Savannah Stage Company’s production of Spring Awakening. Her other favorite credits include playing Natalie in Next to Normal and performing with the Broadway cast of The Lion King for a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser. Instagram: @brittanycerra
Brian Matthews -
Brian is a stage and screen actor new to the Savannah area. He received his Bachelor of Theatre Arts from Flagler College in 2017. The same year, he was selected for the Artist As Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School. Notable credits include Claire in The Maids, for which he received the national award “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Play” from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and indie short Walking Around, for which he received two Best Actor nods on the festival circuit. Brian is pleased to make his Savannah theatrical debut with this production.
Nathan Houseman - Bob Crewe
Nathan has performed on stages from Kansas to Savannah for more than 25 years and is thrilled to be making his debut at the historic Savannah Theater. He is a Mary Jane Teal award recipient for leading male roles as Tom Joad (Grapes of Wrath) and Prospero (The Tempest) as well for supporting roles in Urinetown and A Piece of My Heart. Favorite roles include Gomez in The Addams Family, Seymour in Cookie Shop of Horror and Mr. Potter/ Peter Bailey/ Uncle Billy and others in the staged radio play It’s A Wonderful Life. Nathan can be seen locally hosting shows at Front Porch Improv and running through the squares in a romper with the trolly tour Savannah for Morons. When not in rompers and spandex, Nathan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Marshes of Skidaway Island. His greatest love is off stage with his beautiful wife, Diane, and grown son in Chicago, Kyle.
Gary David Keast - Gyp DeCarlo
Gary David is thrilled to make his Savannah debut with this wonderful and talented cast and crew! He and his wife Katie recently moved to town from Minnesota’s Twin Cities to be closer to Katie’s parents in Hilton Head. Some of Gary David’s favorite roles have included Roger in “Rent”, Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, George in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, Arnold in “Hir”, Polonius in “Hamlet”, and Albany in “King Lear”. He is also a film actor; you can see him play General Patton in “Come Out Fighting” on Amazon Prime. Gary David thanks Katie for her constant love and support!
Tyler DiNinno -
Tyler DiNinno is excited to be returning to the stage of the Historic Savannah Theatre. In the past, he has played John Proctor (The Crucible), Stepahno (The Tempest), various roles in Peter and the Starcatcher, and even had a voice over part in the Oscar-winning documentary, Navalny. When not performing on the stage, he can be found playing through the latest video games, working in various voice over sessions, or aimlessly roaming around Savannah. Tyler would like to give major thanks to his friends for inspiring him to work harder everyday, his family for supporting him every step of the way, and his brother for always having his back no matter the distance.
Amie Dasher -
Amie Dasher is so happy to be back performing with The Savannah Theatre! She has been performing professionally in regional theatres across the Southeast and Midwest, and a favorite experience so far has been playing Gigi in the musical Dreamland Drive-In with Dollywood Entertainment. She later got to meet Dolly Parton, and then she had the opportunity to perform her own Dolly impersonation on stage and on television. Some favorite roles on stage have been Cinderella in Disenchanted! (Nicely Theatre Group), Amy March in Little Women the Musical (Savannah Rep), Gloria in Boeing-Boeing (Pioneer Playhouse), Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre), and Frenchy in Grease here at The Savannah Theatre! You can spot her in commercials and in films and television shows on Hallmark Channel, UpTV and Great American Family. Amie is represented by East Coast Talent Agency. She is so thankful that God has blessed her with a supportive family and husband, and she is having the best time once again here at The Savannah Theatre!
Shannon Zaller - Francie
Shannon joined the core cast at the Savannah theatre in 2005 and has been performing professionally since 2000 in theatres across the country and is currently represented by East Coast Talent Agency. Favorite roles include Eponine in Les Miserables, Jovie in Elf: The Musical, and Pippi in The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Shannon is married to Mike Zaller, a fellow cast member at the theatre, and together they have 4 really cool kids. She has also been a professional portrait photographer for over 15 years. www.shannonzaller.com
Nate Buursma - Norm Waxman
Nate is delighted to be sharing the stage with the fine people at The Savannah Theatre. He was last seen as Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone. Past Chicago credits include: Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher, Bernard in Death of a Salesman, Charity Man/Puppeteer in A Christmas Carol, Mole/Ensemble in Thumbelina, Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, and Admiral Drake in Mr. Popper’s Penguins. When not on stage, Nate works at Willett Children’s Hospital as a child life specialist. Nate would like to dedicate this show to his wife, Allie and son, Clark. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
Matthew Meece - Bob Gaudio
Matthew Meece is originally from Dallas, Texas and graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Psychology. He moved to Savannah, as one of the owners of the production company that renovated the theatre and continues to produce the shows. He has performed in most of the shows at The Savannah Theatre over the past 21 years. He would like to thank the talented cast and crew for putting up with our craziness and for keeping this amazing Theatre going. Matthew is happily married to fellow cast member and owner Michelle Meece and they have three children, Cameron, Sutton and Maryn. He would also like to thank his supportive parents for showing him the ropes of Show Biz.