Finance Director: Kelly Anderson
Buildings and Grounds Manager – Jeffrey Marks
Director of Education – Michelle Kazanowski
Grant Writing Associate – Emily Stevens
Box Office Manager – Hallie Stidham
Board of Trustees(click on names for bios)
|President||Leslie A. Gardner|
|Vice President||Peg McFeeley Golden|
|Treasurer||Robert W. Uek|
|Secretary||Honorable Joseph J. Reardon|
|Russell V. Corsini, Richard B. Hawes Jr., Regis Worsoe|
Board of Trustees Bios
Leslie A. Gardner, President
Leslie A. Gardner served as a Senior Vice President and Fiduciary Manager of The Private Bank of Bank of America and legacy Fleet-BankBoston Private Banks in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Upon retiring from the Bank, she has been a Philanthropic Consultant for Women & Infants Hospital and The United Way of Rhode Island, among others.
Currently, she is serving as Chairman of the WaterFire Providence Board as well as President of the Cape Cod Center of the Arts. She also serves as a Director of the Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
Leslie has served in a number of other Non-Profit roles as Chairman of the Capital Center Commission during the majority of the development around the RI Statehouse which is the single largest development in the State of Rhode Island; Vice-Chairman of the Providence Redevelopment Agency; President and Trustee of the Providence Preservation Society; Vice Chairman and a Director of Butler Hospital; a member of the Miriam Hospital Board of Governors; and a member of the Board of the Brown University Medical School.
When not in Providence, she enjoys the Cape with her husband Tom Gardner at their home on Cape Cod.
Peg McFeeley Golden, Vice President
A Tony Award, Drama League and Drama Desk winning Producer who has produced and invested in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway shows including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grace, The Crucible, The Glass Menagerie, Jane Eyre, The Mountaintop, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The 39 Steps, Berlin, The Color Purple, Ma Raineys Black Bottom, A Little Night Music, The Ark, Something Rotten and Daddy Long Legs, among others. Peg is on the Performing Arts Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame and the Board of New England Disabled Sports at Loon Mountain. Peg is a resident of Weston, MA and a summer resident of Dennis.
Robert W. Uek, Treasurer
Uek is a Trustee and Assistant Treasurer of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts. He is a retired Senior Partner of the International Professional Services Firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.A strong believer in the missions of not-for-profit organizations, Bob, also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Farm School and Perrotis College (in Thessaloniki, Greece); is a former Trustee and Treasurer of the New England Aquarium and currently serves as a Member of both its Magellan Society and its Audit Committee; and, is a Trustee of the Raymond Moore Foundation. With respect to Public Corporate Boards, Bob serves as an Independent Trustee and Chairs the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the MFS Funds. Bob is a graduate from Boston College (BS) and the University of Massachusetts (MS.) Bob is a seasonal resident in Dennis Massachusetts. His principal residence is in Naples, Florida. With his wife Mary, they have three grown children and six grandchildren, all who live in Massachusetts.
Russell V, Corsini, Jr.
Russ received his AB in economics from Georgetown University where he spent his junior year at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He then went on to receive his MBA from Babson College.He joined The Gillette Company where he lived and worked as chief financial officer in Argentina, Jamaica and Venezuela. He later became worldwide controller for the Companies major product lines. Russ then joined New England Business Service (NEB on the NYSE) as CFO and oversaw its growth to a mid-size public company. He finished his career as a director of Deloitte where he spent time in establishing its operations in India.In retirement Russ teaches in the graduate schools of Babson College and Boston College with a focus on international consulting experiences.Russ has been involved with many boards where he has often held the positions of Chair of the Audit Committee, Governance and Finance:
- Babson College
- The Home for Little Wanderers
- Handel &Hayden Society
- Boston Classical Orchestra
- Eliot Bank
- Hillsboro Club
- Sesuit Neck Property Owners Association
- Cape Cod Center for the Arts
- Raymond Moore Foundation
- Financial Executives International
He lives in Wellesley with his wife Althea and enjoys time with his grandkids and golfing. He is a life-long summer resident of Dennis.
Richard resides in East Dennis with his wife Sheila. He is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BSBA degree. He is a member of Rotary International, Harwich-Dennis. He held Management Positions with major Retail and Food Service Corporations before retirement. He has served as a Trustee and Member of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts since 2006.
Michael is a NYC based Director and Arts Executive. His diverse career in the arts has afforded him positions such as Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil, Broadway Liaison and Arts Education Consultant to the New York City Department of Education and Entertainment Director for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. His highlights as a director or associate include: A Christmas Story (National Tour), Stalking The Bogeyman (NY Times Critics Pick, Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Varekai (Cirque Du Soleil), The Testament of Mary, Deep Love (NYMF 2015), Scrooge: The Musical (National Tour), Mandela! with Norm Lewis, You are Not Alone with Betty Buckley and Lea DeLaria, productions with Sacramento Music Circus, The ZACH Theatre, The York Theatre Company, The Actors Studio Repertory Theatre, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Human Race Theatre, The Dramatist Guild, The Huron Playhouse, The Forestburgh Playhouse, Joe’s Pub and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway benefit production of William Finn’s Elegies: A Song Cycle. Michael’s direction of the show, benefiting marriage equality, was acclaimed as “…profound and visionary.” He is a graduate of The Actors Studio Drama School MFA Directing Program, an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a Fulbright Scholar finalist and a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Michael is passionate about and committed to finding ways of utilizing the arts as a tool to empower the lives of those less fortunate, especially children in need. It was during his initial time working with chronically ill children that Michael fully realized his passion for humanitarian work, especially when it involved working within the arts. In addition to his work as a director he regularly teaches acting and audition technique classes in NYC and has served on the visiting faculty of SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and The Summit School near Washington, DC.
BRETT A. BERNARDINI, Managing Director
Brett arrives at Cape Playhouse from Theatre Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA) where he served as Executive & Artistic Director. He has directed more then 300 productions in his career and has served as Musical Director/Director for such venues as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Thomaston Opera House, The Hartford Children’s Theater, Theatre Harrisburg, Three Rivers Community College and Preston Community Chorus. In 2000, he was named Distinguished Arts Advocate by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and received a Commendation for Achievement in the Arts from the State of Connecticut General Assembly. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA. He has done graduate work at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA). He founded and ran The Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich, CT for 17 years, earning him international acclaim for excellence in the production and direction of new musicals. He is included in Who’s Who in America as well as Who’s Who in American Executives. Mr. Bernardini has served on the Board of Directors for The Norwich Rotary Club, and President of Rose City Renaissance. In addition, Mr. Bernardini served on the Board of Directors for The National Alliance For Musical Theater (NYC) and as a reader for several national new works programs. He is also the Founder/Producer of The Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards. Prior to his work in theater, Mr. Bernardini spent 20 years as a professional high school educator focusing on Choral Music and Theater Arts. He has served on state certification panels, served as a program assessor and as a peer coach for first-year educators.