Cast & Creative


Sage Spiker (Mike Mercy)

Sage Spiker recently moved to the NYC area after graduating from the University of Iowa. He's been involved in music and theatre for several years; some favorite roles have been Curly (Oklahoma!), Berger (Hair), Phoebus (Hunchback of Notre Dame), and Ray (Red Speedo). Sage is extremely happy to be involved in this exciting new production, and would like to thank everyone involved!


Taylor Gambino (Lindsey)

A graduate of Lyman Hall High School, Taylor was very involved in the Theater Arts Program performing in all 4 shows including: Bye Bye Birdie, The Wiz, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Oliver! She continued her education at Sacred Heart University majoring in English and then receiving her masters in Education. The Theater Arts Program was very special and she was an active member in choir, ballroom, and all of the musicals. The musicals included: Spring Awakening, Chicago, Nunsense, and Sweeney Todd. Currently, she is teaching 3rd grade in New Haven and enjoys bringing music in the classroom! She is very excited to be a part of this journey with such an incredible cast.

Marlea Naples (Sonya)

Marlea is 24 years old with a strong passion for music.  Past projects include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Oliver!  She is an avid dancer and had enjoyed performing on her middle and high school dance teams.  Besides joining the cast and being involved in musical theater again, Marlea has embraced writing lyrical songs and is currently studying keyboards.

(Burnt Bobby)

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Michael LaChance (Maxwell)

This is Michael's 5th role having played "George" in Don't Dress for Dinner at the Deep River Town Hall Theatre Company in 2019, "Dexter" in a comedy short in New Faces at the Suffield Playhouse in Ct (2018) and also "Captain Nick Flannigan" in The Guys in 2016 and 2019. Michael is also a writer of scripts, songs and children's books as well as co-producer, puppeteer and voice artist of The Cathy Gibson Show. He truly enjoys helping kids through humor and loves his wonderful wife Laura and his two amazing sons Tyler and Bryan. A big thanks to Richard and the entire cast and crew of The Mercy Project Musical for the opportunity to work with them.

(Chip the Dick)

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Creative Team

Richard Hackley (Author & Composer)

A graduate of Branford High School, Rich spent the afternoons his junior and senior years attending Education Center for the Arts in New Haven for music, with an emphasis on percussion.  He went on to study at Western Connecticut State University majoring in Music Education, ultimately changing paths to electrical engineering, which is his career today. Rich has remained active in music throughout the years, playing drums in multiple local bands.  This is his debut as a musical playwright, creating a script which pulls together many of the songs he has composed, capturing true emotions in life.

Curt Carbone (Audio & Video Producer/Studio Musician/Website Designer)

Curt is the owner of CMC Studios located in New Haven, CT and has been a much sought after multimedia producer and musician for over three decades. He has done countless productions for many individuals and businesses including professional authors, musicians, actors and more. He has helped actors secure major roles in Hollywood motion pictures, produced content for nationally released books and more. A completely self-taught individual, Curt has an intense ability to learn and master anything he puts his mind to. He has a great ear, plays guitar, bass, drums and keyboards and is often the only musician needed for entire productions!

Doreen Lynn (Music Director)

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Lexi Tobin (Choreography)

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Cliff Cronan (Technical Specialist)

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Live Musicians

Peter Perrino (Bass Guitar/Vocals)

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Don Martindale (Guitars)

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