Learn more about the cast who brings the pups to life on stage!
Melissa Southmayd (Skye, Chicken Cheerleader) is elated to be on her second national tour. She recently finished touring as the Female Swing on the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live. She is originally from St. Louis, MO but now calls NYC home. Credits include Curtains (Bambi), Spring Awakening (Wendla) and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). She would like to thank Dad and KBNBEN for all their support and encouragement, as well as her friends and family near and far. xxox.
Pen Chance (Mayor Humdinger) is excited to be joining his first national tour! Pen, a Georgia native, graduated from Catawba College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Arts Administration and a minor in Music. Favorite credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (Ted), White Christmas (Bob Wallace), Hairspray (Edna), A Year With Frog and Toad (Toad), The Fantasticks (El Gallo), Rent (Roger), and Romeo and Juliet (Nurse). When not on stage, you can probably find him behind a drum set, at a baseball game, or riding a longboard. Much love to my family, my boys, and my new pups, Bingley, Teddy, and Rosie!
Quentin Carbajal (Chase/Jake/Chorus) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Originally from Woodland, California he started performing at the age of 8 and went on to get his BFA degree in Musical Theatre from California State University, Fullerton. Recent credits include: 42nd Street (Candlelight Pavilion), Main Street Electrical Parade (Disneyland Resort) and Paint the Night (Disneyland Resort). He is extremely thankful to all family, friends, directors, mentors and teachers who have supported him along his journey in theatre. He is looking forward to what life has in store for him next! Quentin can be found on Instagram @qball95 or his website www.quentincarbajal.com
Stephen Fala (Rubble/Chorus) is a Philadelphia actor making his way across the country with the PAW Patrol pups! Philadelphia credits include Walnut Street Theatre, Media Theatre, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, Hedgerow Theatre, and the regional premier of Heathers: The Musical. Other credits include A Christmas Carol (Nat’l Tour), Henry & Mudge (Nat’l Tour), Barter Theatre, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment (6ABC), and One of the Guys (Emmys Foundation College Television Award Winner for Outstanding Series.) stephenfala.com
Marshall, Cap'n Turbot, Ryder understudy
Matt Augustyniak (Marshall/ Cap’n Turbot/Ryder Understudy) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! He is a proud BFA Musical Theatre and Dance minor graduate from Point Park University. Regional credits include the role of Arab in West Side Story (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Ren McCormack in FOOTLOOSE (West Virginia Public), Princeton in AVENUE Q (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), and Zacky Price in Big Fish (Front Porch Theatricals). Other credits include Bobby in THE BOYFRIEND, and Will Parker in OKLAHOMA! (Point Park Conservatory). Gratitude to the entire production team and this incredible cast for this experience, and to Alex, family, and friends. Enjoy the show everyone!
Emanuel Carrero (Ryder) is thrilled to be joining the national tour of PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue.” He is just coming back to land after sailing the high seas with Oceania Cruises as a production singer. Previous credits include The Producers (Kute Kevin, American Stage), Hairspray (IQ, American Stage), Pirates of Penzance (Samuel, freeFall Theatre), The Mikado, (Yum Yum, freeFall Theatre), Les Miserable (Marius, University of Tampa), Spring Awakening (Ernst/Reinhold, freeFall Theatre), Vocal Element (featured soloist, a Nata Lux Entertainment Company ensemble) and Busch Gardens Tampa (Vocalist). He would like to thank God, friends, family and his wonderful fiancée for all their continuous love and support. For more info visit: emanuelcarrero.wixsite.com/eecmusic. Instagram: emanuelcarrero
Everest, Farmer Yumi
Dianne Kaye (Everest/Farmer Yumi/Chorus) is an Australian triple-threat performer currently based in New York City. She is a graduate of the New York Film Academy (Musical Theatre Conservatory), and is proudly represented by American Talent Management. She has been performing professionally for over 8 years, and is thrilled to be making her US national tour debut. As a soloist, she has sung at exciting venues such as the Apollo Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Dianne is a proud Artist Development grant winner of both the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and Ars Musica Australis. Dianne is also a passionate teaching artist, having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Sydney. She sends big hugs and gratitude to all her wonderful friends and family, who are the true wealth in her life, and each worth their weight in gold! www.diannekaye.com
Brianna Nicole Hill (Mayor Goodway) is excited to be making her national tour debut with PAW Patrol Live! She is proud Florida native and graduated from Florida Southern College with a BFA in theatre performance and B.S. in business administration with a focus in theatre management. Some of her favorite credits include Olive in Odd Couple (Female Version), Queen Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Florence in Poof. Recently, Brianna finished a theatre management internship with Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN and received the opportunity to be in FEMMEmphis’s inaugural performance as Betty 5 in Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties.
Female Understudy, Chorus
Jacqueline Fisher (Female Understudy/Chorus) is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with PAW Patrol Live! Born and raised in NY, she has been performing ever since she was five. She Graduated SUNY Cortland with a BA in Musical Theatre. Favorite credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive), Candide (Old Lady), Into the Woods (Little Red), and Grease (Jan). www.jacquelinelfisher.com
Rocky, Mayor Goodway understudy
Kayla Leacock (Rocky/Mayor Goodway understudy) is beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of PAW Patrol Live! She is a former Walnut Street Theatre Acting Apprentice, alum of the Young People’s Chorus of NYC and New York City Opera Children’s Chorus. Recent credits include: Berenstain Bears LIVE! National Tour (Mama Bear), Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” (Squirrelle/Delivery Dog), New York Musical Festival staged reading: FORA (Syren/ Gully Gale), Ragtime (Ensemble), Hairspray (Dynamite/ Cindy Watkins), and Zombie in Love (Candy/ Worm). Many thanks to my family, friends, and VStar Entertainment Group! www.kaylaleacock.com
Male Understudy, Chorus
Joshua Betancourt (Male Understudy/ Chorus) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Select credits include: NYC Workshop of Lady Monday, A Rock Opera (Arthur); Prather Entertainment – Peter Pan (Cecco); O.C.T.C.: Shrek, The Musical (White Rabbit/Ensemble), Damn Yankees (Lowe/Ensemble); C-R Productions – My One & Only; Webster Schroeder: Godspell (Jeffry); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Will Rogers Follies. Completed his studies at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (NY). Special thanks to his Mother and Family! Instagram: @Jbetancourt123
Lizzie Klemm (Zuma) is over the moon to be returning to the PAW Patrol Live! cast! She is a St. Louis native and spent her teenage years in the Youth Chorus at The MUNY and participated in the a capella group TeamSTAGES. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University in 2014. Her credits include Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, and Pirates of Penzance (Mabel, MSU); Guys and Dolls and 42nd Street (Tent Theatre). She has been with the Entertainment Departments at Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando, and Six Flags St. Louis. Her website is www.lizzieklemm.weebly.com.