Harper Shute (Lullaby League, Ozian) is excited to be making her Syracuse Stage debut in The Wizard of Oz. Harper is currently in fifth grade at Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville. She has performed in a number of productions with Syracuse Children’s Theatre from the time she was four years old. Harper’s favorite roles include the Wicked Witch of the West in Oz: The Musical, Sebastian the Crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Jemima in Cats. It has been an honor for Harper to sing the National Anthem for the Syracuse University Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams for the past two years. In addition to acting and singing, Harper enjoys reading, playing the saxophone, and visiting New York City to see Broadway shows. She would like to thank all of her teachers at Syracuse Children’s Theatre for their guidance and support. Most of all, Harper wishes to thank her family, especially “Pops,” for helping her make this dream come true!