The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Writers: Rachel Sheinkin William Finn


Cat Genzer

Richmond, Texas

Will Lasley

Nashville, TN

Lucas Blakely

Toronto, ON

  • Chip Tolentino at University of Toronto-Mississauga (2016)

Henry Malueg

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

  • Olive's Dad/Ensemble (Male U.S.) at UW - Eau Claire (2022)

Gigi Mechetti

North Massapequa, NY

  • Olive Ostrovsky at American Theater Dance Workshop (2018)
  • Logainne Shwarzandgrubenierre at LITW (2019)

Finley Young

Mableton, Georgia

  • Chip Tolentino at Campbell High School
  • Olive's Dad at Campbell High School

Collin Geter

Columbia, Maryland

  • Mitch Mahoney at Drama Learning Center (2019)

Ayla Isobel Ellershaw

London, England

  • Rona at Bodywork Company International (2020)

Makenna Louks

Welland, Ontario

  • Eve Addams (Ensemble) at St Lawrence College (2019)

Landers Markwick


Michelle Nie

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kate Piscani

Geneseo, NY

  • Stage Manager at SUNY Geneseo (2022)

Jonah Ruderman

Livingston, NJ

  • William Barfee at Livingston High School (2021)

Sarah Flagg

Bend, OR

  • Olive Ostrovsky at Monmouth Community Players (2018)
  • Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre at Studio Theatre of Bath (2010)


Bakersfield, California

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