David Hyde Pierce and the cast of Curtains the Musical on Broadway
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David Hyde Pierce

Debra Monk

Karen Ziemba

Jason Danieley

Jill Paice

Edward Hibbert

John Bolton

Michael X. Martin

Michael McCormick

Noah Racey

Ernie Sabella

Megan Sikora

Ashley Amber

Nili Bassman

Kevin Bernard

Ward Billeisen

Paula Leggett Chase

Jennifer Dunne

David Eggers

J. Austin Eyer

Matt Farnsworth

Patty Goble

Mary Ann Lamb

Brittany Marcin

Jim Newman

Joe Aaron Reid

Darcie Roberts

Christopher Spaulding

Allison Spratt

Jerome Vivona

David Hyde Pierce (Lieutenant Frank Cioffi). Broadway: Spamalot, The Heidi Chronicles, Beyond Therapy. Off-Broadway: originated roles in Jules Feiffer’s Elliot Loves, Harry Kondoleon’s Zero Positive, Mark O’Donnell’s That’s It, Folks!, Richard Greenberg’s The Maderati and The Author’s Voice; Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing at NY Shakespeare Festival; Peter Brook’s production of The Cherry Orchard at BAM. Los Angeles: Center Theatre Group – Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play; Reprise – The Boys from Syracuse; Geffen - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks with Uta Hagen; Actors’ Gang - The Guys. Regional: various plays at the Guthrie, Goodman and Long Wharf Theatres. Film: Down with Love, Full Frontal, Wet, Hot, American Summer, A Bug’s Life, Treasure Planet, Osmosis Jones, Wolf, Nixon, Sleepless in Seattle, Little Man Tate, Crossing Delancey. TV: “The Powers That Be,” “The Outer Limits,” “Titus,” and “Frasier”.

Debra Monk (Carmen Bernstein). Broadway: Chicago, Reckless, Thou Shalt Not, Ah, Wilderness!, Steel Pier (Tony nomination), Company, Picnic (Tony nomination), Redwood Curtain (Tony Award), Nick & Nora, Prelude to a Kiss, Pump Boys and Dinettes (Co-Author, Tony nomination). Off-Broadway: Show People, The Seagull, The Time of the Cuckoo (Obie), Death Defying Acts, Three Hotels, Assassins, Oil City Symphony (Co-author, Drama Desk Award). Regional: Three Hotels (Helen Hayes Award, Kennedy Center), Seattle Rep, Old Globe, Yale Rep, Bay Street, ATL, Williamstown. Film: The Savages, The Producers, Palindromes, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Center Stage, Devil’s Advocate, In & Out, Substance of Fire, Extreme Measures, Bridges of Madison County, Jeffrey, Fearless, Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, Mrs. Winterbourne, Bed of Roses. Television: “Frasier,” “The Music Man,” “Eloise,” “Law & Order,” “Ellen Foster,” “Redwood Curtain,” “Nero Wolfe,” “NYPD Blue” (Katie Sipowicz, Emmy Award).

Karen Ziemba (Georgia Hendricks). Broadway: Contact (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Never Gonna Dance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Tony nom.), Steel Pier (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms.), Chicago, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Crazy For You (Joseph Jefferson Award, L.A. Drama Critics nom.). Off-Broadway: And The World Goes ‘Round (Drama Desk Award), I Do! I Do! (Drama Desk nom.). NYC Opera: 110 In The Shade, The Most Happy Fella, Candide. Encores! At City Center: Bye Bye Birdie, The Pajama Game, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Allegro. Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre, D.C./ Hartford Stage), Leading Ladies (Ford’s Theatre, D.C.), House And Garden (GeVa Theatre, N.Y.), The Three Penny Opera (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Opposite of Sex (Magic Theatre, San Francisco). Film and Television: The Producers (2005), “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “Pedalfoot”; and for PBS, “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies,”
“Gershwin at 100” and “Stephen Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall”. 
Karen is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Jason Danieley (Aaron Fox). Broadway: Candide (Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination), The Full Monty (also Old Globe and West End). Encores!: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Strike Up The Band, Allegro. Off-Broadway: Trojan Women, Dream True, Floyd Collins. Regional: The Highest Yellow (Helen Hayes Award), Brigadoon (L.A. Reprise), 110 In The Shade (Pasadena - Back Stage West Award), Casino Paradise, Beauty (La Jolla). Tours: Phantom of the Opera. Concerts: South Pacific (PBS 2006) and Carousel (both at Carnegie Hall), Candide and Of Thee I Sing/Let ‘Em Eat Cake (both at San Francisco Symphony), Opposite You with wife Marin Mazzie. He’s also a repeat guest artist with New York, Boston, Philly Pops, San Francisco Symphony, L.A. Phil at the Hollywood Bowl plus many others. Albums: Floyd Collins, Candide, The Full Monty, Stephen Schwartz Album, A Splash of Pops, My Favorite Things, Dream True, Jule Styne In Hollywood, South Pacific and Opposite You. www.MarinandJason.com

John Bolton (Daryl Grady). Broadway: original companies of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Contact and Titanic, all three of which won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Also on Broadway: How to Succeed… (frequently starring as Finch), Damn Yankees (plus the tour with Jerry Lewis) and concerts of Dreamgirls, Funny Girl and Chess. Off-Broadway: Five Course Love, It’s Only Life, many productions with Riverside Shakespeare Company. Regional: world premieres of The Opposite of Sex, Señor Discretion Himself, Paper Moon. Film: Eleven, The Savages. Television: roles on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Ed,” “Raven’s World,” “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns”. He currently plays District Attorney John Summerhill on ABC’s “All My Children”. Education: B.A. in Journalism, but he left writing for the theatre because he wanted something steady.

Michael X. Martin (Johnny Harmon). Broadway: has performed Don Quixote, Jud, Javert, Scrooge, Fred/Petrucio, John Dickenson and roles in King David and All Shook Up. Off-Broadway: Bed and Sofa, Captains Courageous, Jack’s Holiday, Anyone Can Whistle (Carnegie Hall). Encores! at City Center: Kismet, Bye Bye Birdie, Pardon My English, Can-Can, Do Re Mi. Regional: 15 seasons and 100 productions include work at the Denver Center, American Conservatory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, PCPA Theaterfest, California Actors Theatre and the Wilma. Film and Television: The Producers, Peggy Sue Got Married, “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Perry Mason”. Drama-Logue Awards: All My Sons, Bus Stop, Camelot and All’s Well That Ends Well. Member of Actors’ Equity since 1978.

Michael McCormick (Oscar Shapiro). Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Pajama Game, Kiss Me, Kate (1st Gangster), 1776 (John Adams), Sam Mendes’ Gypsy, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Marie Christine and La Bête. Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center), The Prince and the Pauper, An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Bouef (Primary Stages), Mafia on Prozac (EST), Scapin and Arturo Ui (CSC), In a Pig’s Valise (Second Stage), The Regard of Flight (with Bill Irwin), Charlotte Sweet, Tomfoolery and Coming Attractions (Playwrights Horizons). National Tours: The Producers (Franz Liebkind), Les Misérables (Thenardier). Television: the three “Law & Orders,” “Cosby,” “My Favorite Broadway,” “Candide Concert”. Film: The Producers, A Couch in New York, A Very Serious Person.  Member of AEA since Broadway debut in Oliver!, 1964.

Noah Racey (Bobby Pepper). Broadway: starred in Never Gonna Dance in the role Fred Astaire created in the movie Swing Time!, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ensemble, Associate Choreographer), Follies (Young Theo). Regional: Ford’s Theatre (Shenandoah,\ directed by Jeff Calhoun), Goodspeed Opera House (Charley in Tony Walton’s Where’s Charley?), La Jolla (Thoroughly Modern Millie and world premiere of Palm Beach), St. Louis Muny (Crazy For You, West Side Story), Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre (Wizard of Oz, Hot Shoe Shuffle). Other New York: City Center Encores! productions of Do Re Mi and Babes In Arms. Resident Choreographer for Broadway By The Year series at Town Hall and workshops of Dirty Dancing and Tommy Tune’s Easter Parade. Other: a Boston Conservatory Graduate, AEA member, and a product of, and strong proponent for arts funding in public schools. 

Ernie Sabella (Sidney Bernstein) Broadway: Herman in Sweet Charity, Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha, Amos Hart in Chicago, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Code in party poker bonus Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls, and The Robber Bridegroom. On film, he is widely recognized as the voice of Pumbaa in Disney’s The Lion King.  Other film credits include In & Out (dir. Frank Oz),  Mouse Hunt (dir. Gore Verbinski), Quiz Show (dir. Robert Redford), Roomates (dir. Peter Yates), and Out Of Towners (dir. Sam Weissman).  Over 100 television appearances include “The Practice,” “Seinfeld,” “Mad About You,” “Murphy Brown,” “Cheers,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Newhart,” “A Fine Romance,” and “Annie”.

Megan Sikora (Bambi Bernét). Broadway: Wicked (u/s Glinda/Nessarose), Dracula (u/s Lucy/Mina), Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth), 42nd Street (Lorraine). Other: A Connecticut Yankee (Angela) for Encores!, MTC’s The Wild Party (Peggy), Anything Goes (Bonnie) for California Musical Theatre, four original cast recordings. Education: B.A. in Dance from Point Park College. Member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1996. Megan is also involved in helping young people with drug or addiction problems and does a lot of voluntary community work.

Nili Bassman (Arlene Barucca). Broadway: made her debut covering the lead in Never Gonna Dance. Regional: received a 2006 IRNE nomination for her portrayal of Guenevere in Camelot (The Shubert, Boston), co-starred as Amy in Goodspeed’s acclaimed revival of Where’s Charley? Other Regional/NYC Favorites: Young Phyllis (Follies - Barrington Stage), Abigail (The Crucible - Michael Rupert, dir.), Jean (Brigadoon - Goodspeed), Ginger Rogers (Ginger - Marshall Mason, dir., Randy Skinner, chor.), Masha (The Notebook of Trigorin - Blue Roses), White Christmas (Betty u/s - original company), the Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh CLO, North Shore, Manhattan Theatre Source, the Blue Heron. Film and Television: The Christmas Tree (Sally Field, dir), “The Contender” (UPN). Concerts: include Broadway by the Year (Town Hall) and a solo appearance with Marvin Hamlisch and The Pittsburgh Pops.

Kevin Bernard (Roy Stetson/Detective O’Farrell) Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and proud to be back on Broadway.  Feel free to Google me.  Heather and Billie Amber rock.  www.kevinneilbernard.com

Ward Billeisen (Brick Hawvermale). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (2004 revival, original company). National Tours: Chicago, Hello, Dolly!, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Three Irish Tenors. Other New York: Encores! Broadway Bash! 2004 (City Center) and Stephen Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Celebration for Children and Art. Regional: Forever Plaid (Frankie), No, No Nanette (Tom), West Side Story (Tony), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Peter), Funny Girl (Production Tenor), Tommy (Lover/Specialist), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Singin’ in the Rain (Production Tenor), The Music Man, The Will Rogers Follies and Secret Garden.

Paula Leggett Chase (Marjorie Cook). Broadway: The Pajama Game; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Kiss Me, Kate; Damn Yankees; Crazy for You; A Chorus Line. Also: Queen of Hearts (Princess Di), Cabaret (w/Joel Grey), A Chorus Line, Dames at Sea (Joan; Garland, Dean B. Goodman Awards). TV: PBS’ “Carmen Sandiego” (Mediva). Husband: David. Sons: Kyler and Dashiell. AEA since 1986.

Jennifer Dunne (Jan Setler). Broadway: Oklahoma! (u/s Ado Annie), Chicago (Mona). National Tours: Chicago (Mona, u/s Roxie), Annie (Star-to-Be). European Tours: A Chorus Line (Judy, u/s Cassie). Other New York: Last Dance (N.Y. workshop), True Colors (Lincoln Center Jazz), DanceBreak (SDCF) for Kitty McNamee and Peter Pucci. Regional: A Chorus Line (Walnut Street Theatre), Oliver! (Bet) at Mill Mountain Theatre, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Geminae Twin) at Cherry County Playhouse. Television: “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. Education: Graduate of NYU Tisch School.

David Eggers (Swing). Broadway: comes to Curtains directly from Kathleen Marshall’s Tony Award-winning revival of The Pajama Game, in which he danced “Steam Heat” and was Dance Captain. Recent: last summer, he worked with Ms. Marshall as assistant choreographer for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Two Gentlemen of Verona the Musical. Other Broadway credits: Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago and Saturday Night Fever. Original Cast Recordings: The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tenderloin (City Center Encores!) and Follies (Papermill Playhouse). Other: David is originally from Indiana, graduated from Northwestern University, and became a member of Actors’ Equity in 1993.  

J. Austin Eyer (Swing). Broadway: The Secret Garden (Colin). National Tour: Evita, and the Boston company of White Christmas. Other Theatre: The Wild Party (Burrs), Carousel (Enoch Snow), Children of Eden (God) and Hamlet in Hamlet. Other: beginning his career at age 7, he has credits in television, film, dance, voice and print. As Performer and Choreographer: the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘96 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, NY MF, Disney World and Universal Studios. Education: BFA from NYU (CAP21) and is a member of the CAP21 Dance Faculty. A proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Matt Farnsworth (Harv Fremont). Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cats, Tommy and the Canadian production of Sunset Boulevard. Off-Broadway: Tony Kushner’s But The Giraffe and Brundibar (New Victory), The Wind in the Willows (New Victory) and the Drama Desk Award-nominated The Audience. Other New York Theatre: the workshops of Disney’s On the Record, Marty, Dr. Dolittle and The Mancini Project. Regional: Comedy on the Bridge and Brundibar (Berkeley Rep and Yale Rep), Joe Gillis in the Jeff Award nominated Sunset Boulevard (Marriott Lincolnshire), Captain Walker in Tommy (Pittsburgh CLO), Sky in Guys and Dolls (Missouri Rep), Buck in Betty’s Summer Vacation (Yale Rep), Floyd in Floyd Collins (Bay Area Critics Circle nomination), Pete in Summer of ’42 (Goodspeed) and two summers at the O’Neill Festival. AEA member.

Patty Goble (Jessica Cranshaw/Connie Subbotin). Broadway: original casts of The Woman in White, La Cage aux Folles (revival), Kiss Me, Kate and Ragtime. In The Phantom of the Opera, she has performed the role of Christine in Toronto and appeared as Carlotta Guidicelli on Broadway, in Toronto and on the Music Box Tour. National Tours: Kiss Me, Kate, Cats (Jellylorum/Griddlebone) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night. Television: can be seen in the PBS productions of Candide with the New York Philharmonic, and South Pacific at Carnegie Hall. Recent: performed in the N.Y. City Center Encores! Production Of Thee I Sing. Regional: The King and I (Anna opposite Lou Diamond Phillips) and The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess).

Mary Ann Lamb (Mona Page). Broadway: Contact, Seussical, Fosse, Chicago, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Song and Dance, Goodbye Girl, Starlight Express and Carrie. Other New York: eight productions with City Center Encores! series and New Girl in Town (Anna) at the York Theatre. Regional: Lola in Damn Yankees (Music Circus Theater, Sacramento) and roles at the Long Wharf, Huntington and Seattle Rep Theatres. Film and Television: highlights include working with Rob Marshall on the hit film Chicago and being the subject of PBS’ documentary “Working Dancers II”.

Brittany Marcin (Peg Prentice).  National Tours: The Will Rogers Follies and Dr. Dolittle (Pushmi/Pullyu). International: Chicago (Hunyak- Macau International Music Festival). New York: Radio City Rockette. Regional: West Side Story (NSMT), Anything Goes (Houston TUTS) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Other: former member of Sarasota Ballet. Education: NCSA graduate.

Jim Newman (Randy Dexter). Broadway: Minnelli on Minnelli (cast album), Happy in Steel Pier (cast album), Sunset Boulevard, The Who’s Tommy. Off-Broadway: John Denver in Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver (Promenade), George Bush/Osama Bin Laden in Newsical! (Studio 54), Millard in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Encores!), Destry in Destry Rides Again (York) as well as A Good Swift Kick (Variety Arts) and Up Against It (NY SF/Public). First National Tours: Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me Kate, Josh Baskin in Big and Levi in Joseph...Dreamcoat. Regional: Peter in The Pavilion (Penguin Rep) Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty (Arvada Center), the Leading Player in Pippin (Papermill Playhouse), Henry in Kander and Ebb’s Over and Over (Signature Theatre) and Cole! (Theatre on the Square, Drama-Logue award for best actor). Film: Out of Sync. TV: “Hope and Faith,” “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “The Magic of Music”.

Joe Aaron Reid (Ronnie Driscoll). New York Theatre: Kismet (City Center Encores!), Legally Blonde (Workshop). Regional: Ragtime (Paper Mill Playhouse), Camelot (North Shore Music Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Places des Artes, Montreal/Lyric Theater, Baltimore). Regional Workshops: Romeo and Juliet: The Musical (Terrence Mann, Christopher D’Amboise), Owl Creek (Jamibeth Margolis). Television: Mandy Moore’s “Drop the Pilot,” “Guiding Light”. Education: BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College.

Darcie Roberts (Roberta Wooster). Broadway: Aida (Amneris standby), Dream (Ingenue), Crazy For You (Polly, Irene, Tess standby). National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie - Helen Hayes nom.), Copacabana (Lola), Busker Alley (Libby), 42nd Street (Peggy - European), Aspects Of Love. Other New York: On A Clear Day… (Muriel) at City Center Encores! The Bubbly Black Girl… (Scarlett) at Playwrights Horizons. Regional: Evita (Eva), Funny Girl (Fanny), Ragtime (Mother), A Chorus Line (Cassie, Maggie), Crazy For You (Polly – Barrymore Award nom.), Cabaret (Sally - Indy Award), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Damn Yankees (Lola), 42nd Street (Peggy). Los Angeles: Baby (Lizzie - Drama Logue Award) at Golden Theatre. Television: “All My Children”.

Christopher Spaulding (Russ Cochran). Education: a recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21. Last seen in Footloose (Willard) at Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire. New York: Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Working (“Mason” singer), Hotel Sarajevo (Ilija). Commercial print campaign for Verizon. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Allison Spratt (swing, u/s Niki). Broadway/Tours: Rhonda u/s in Good Vibrations, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and Sandy in Grease! (in German) and Kate in Jekyll & Hyde. Regional: Ariel in Footloose (KCS), Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (FRP), Laurey in Oklahoma (Casa Manana), Jenny Lind in Barnum (WBT). Originated roles as, Faith in Plane Crazy (NYMF), Evelyn in Girl in the Frame (Goodspeed & MTC). TV: Lead actress in the McCormick Spices National Commercial and NY-70 (NBC pilot). Allison received a B.F.A. degree in Music Theatre from ELON University in NC. Love to Curtains team, friends, family & husband, Michael.

Jerome Vivona (Swing). Jerome is the Owner/Director of Drama Kids of North Nassau County (Dramakids.com), for children ages 4-17. He is also the Artistic Director of the Northport Performing Arts Company, Inc. His greatest achievement is his family - All my love to my wife Michelle, daughter Michaela Alys and son Thomas Rome! Broadway/tour: Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate; Dream; How to Succeed...; Guys and Dolls; Jerome Robbins' Broadway; and West Side Story. Film: Everyone Says I Love You, The Stepford Wives. TV: the Tony Awards, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Today Show, David Letterman, The Kennedy Center Honors, and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Jerome has written, produced, directed and choreographed in NYC, regionally and internationally. Member SSDC & AEA. www.jeromevivona.com

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