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A founding member of the company, he was principal actor in eight shows, for which he created ten characters and reprised the role of Santa Claus a couple of times, once in a new show, once in a revival. He also played Vinnie in most revival performances of "Speakeasy" and Primo Donna in the revival of "Variety."

Frank Wilson


At one time, he was the funniest man performing in restaurants, but his duties a musical director at a famous private school in Wheeling, have kept him from appearing in Mystery Theatre Shows regularly since 1998. In earlier days, Frank appeared in many of the Music Hall Players productions.

His Mystery Theatre credits

As principal actor:

Vinnie Vermicelli ~ Speakeasy, Die Hard (1996, 2016)
Sy Yunk ~ Take Me Out of the Ball Game (1996)
Santa Claus ~ Slay Ride (1996)
Primo Donna ~ Variety Is the Spice of Death (1997)
Alfredo Cappuccino ~ Recipe for Murder (1997)
Hector Pepe Ricardo Juanito Gonzelas ~ Shoot-Out at the Double-U Dude Ranch (1997)
Anotonio Bandana/Thor Bludgeon/Detective Horace Wompawski ~ Il Morte di Figaro (1998)
Santa Claus ~ Slay Ride 2: Fright Christmas (1998)

In revival:

Santa Claus ~ Slay Ride (1997)
Primo Donna~ Variety Is the Spice of Death (1999)

Frank also recorded the backing music for many of the early Mystery Theatre shows.

The Claus


The Mystery Theatre Unlimited, at various times, features:

Vera Barton-Maxwell
Karissa Martin
Michael Moran
Sadie Crow
Butch Maxwell
Evan Oslund
Melody Meadows
Meghan Ross
Ryan Sears

Emeritus members of The Mystery Theatre Unlimited Company:

Gino Angelo
Bert Furioli
Dee McCorkle Gregg
Vera Barton-Maxwell
Arlene Merryman
Frank Wilson
Cheryl Burke
Renee Zelinski

Other people who have appeared with The Mystery Theatre Unlimited Company:
Kathy Barton-Baxter

Josh DeBeni

Deborah Frazier
Shannan Noe
Larry Carlisle
Kevin Dennis
P.D. Gregg
Rachel Podwika
Katie Crosbie
Jim Ellis
Jody Melto
Michael Ramsay
Sean Decker
Jenn Kellner Muscar
Mario Muscar

Last updated: November 6, 2018