EVENTS

Who's Who

NATHAN LANE (Sheridan Whiteside) Nathan Lane was last seen in the hit Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s It's Only A Play. Previous to that, he starred as Hickey in Robert Falls’ production of The Iceman Cometh at Brooklyn Academy of Music which received critical acclaim. Previously, he starred on Broadway in The Nance, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk award nominations, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award. Lane most recently had television roles on two of the most critically-acclaimed series – "The Good Wife", for which he received an Emmy nomination, and "Modern Family", for which he received three Emmy nominations.  In addition, his Broadway production of The Nance aired on PBS in October 2014. He is currently in production on Ryan Murphy’s "American Crime Story," the FX limited series based on the murder trial of O.J. Simpson alongside John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., and David Schwimmer. Lane made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), followed by Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Love! Valor! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Olivier Award), The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting for Godot  (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). His off-Broadway credits include The Common Pursuit, The Film Society, The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valor! Compassion!  (Obie Award), Bad Habits, Dedication, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Trumboo, Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, She Stoops to Conquer, In a Pig's Valise, Love, and Do Re Mi. Lane has starred in over 35 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards) Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Mousehunt, Jeffrey, The Lion King, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Ensemble Acting Award), The Producers (Golden Globe nomination), Swing Vote, Mirror, Mirror, and The English Teacher. In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Lane is the recipient of two Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. 
 
JEAN SMART (Lorraine Sheldon) is the winner of three Emmy Awards with an additional four nominations for her work on “Harry’s Law,” “Frasier,” “The District,” “24,” and “Samantha Who,” Jean Smart has also made her presence known on the big screen and garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her critically acclaimed performance in the Miramax feature film Guinevere. Her talents also shine on the stage as she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her starring role on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Most recently, Jean starred alongside Anna Kendrick, Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, and John Lithgow in director Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant for Warner Brothers Studios which will be released in 2016. She will also star as Floyd Gerhardt on the second season of the acclaimed series “Fargo,” which premiered Summer 2015 on FX. During her award-winning career, Jean has showcased her talents alongside numerous top Hollywood actors including Drew Barrymore and Eric Bana in Lucky You; Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama; Steve Martin in Bringing Down The House; Dustin Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg and Naomi Watts in I Heart Huckabees; Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard in Garden State; Bruce Willis in The Kid; Robert De Niro and Martin Landau in Mistress; and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple II. She has also worked with many high-profile filmmakers including Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential), David O. Russell (Three Kings), Adam Shankman (Hairspray) Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), Andy Tennant (Hitch), Betty Thomas (Doctor Dolittle), Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl) and many others. Other recent film work includes Great Hope Springs with Meryl Streep, Life As We Know It opposite Katherine Heigl, Barry Munday with Patrick Wilson and Judy Greer, Youth In Revolt with Michael Cera, and the dark comedy Miss Meadows opposite Katie Holmes and James Badge Dale. Jean’s more recent television work includes roles on “Sirens,” “Harry’s Law,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “$#*! My Dad Says,” and the Hallmark Channel film William & Catherine: A Royal Romance.

HARRIET HARRIS (Maggie Cutler) has enjoyed a long and happy relationship with Roundabout beginning with Man and Superman in 1987 and continuing a few years later with Gerald Friedman's production of The Crucible.  When Todd Haimes made the move uptown to 42nd St., Miss Harris was thrilled to be part of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which was the inaugural production at the American Airlines Theater. In the same theater, she has appeared in Old Acquaintance (Drama League nomination) directed by Michael Wilson, and Present Laughter, directed by Nicholas Martin.  Miss Harris most recently appeared on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You by Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi, directed by David Hyde Pierce. Other Broadway credits include: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Cry Baby: The Musical, (Drama League Nomination), and Thoroughly Modern Mille, for which Miss Harris received the 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Other New York credits include Yeast Nation, Jeffrey (Drama Desk nomination), Bella, Belle of Byelorussia (Drama Desk nomination), Innocents’ Crusade, Christmas on Mars, Rude Entertainment, Macbeth (with Raul Julia) and Hamlet (with Kevin Kline).  Regional appearances include Parthey in Show Boat at the San Francisco Opera – yeah, that's right, Opera; Judith Bliss in Hay Fever at Guthrie Theater directed by Christopher Luscombe; Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Barrington Stage; Dotty in Noises Off at New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Unusual Acts of Devotion at La Jolla; Pippin at the Mark Taper Forum; Not Waving at Williamstown; Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Guthrie directed by Joe Dowling; Vera in Mame at the Kennedy Center, directed by Eric Shaffer; On the Town (2006 L.A. Stage Alliance Award); Tartuffe; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Month in the Country; and Hedda Gabler. Film credits include Love is Strange, Memento, Monster-in-Law, Nurse Betty, Addams Family Values.  TV credits include: "Billy and Billie," "Wilfred,” “Desperate Housewives” (recurring as Felicia Tillman), “Frasier” (recurring as agent Bebe Glazer), “Six Feet Under,” “The X-Files,” “It’s All Relative” (series regular), “Union Square” (series regular), and “The Five Mrs. Buchanans” (series regular). Member of the Acting Company, AEA.

STEPHEN DEROSA (Professor Metz) proudly made his Broadway debut in this historic revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner for the Roundabout also filmed live for PBS.  Roundabout: Twentieth Century. Broadway: Into the Woods (2002), Henry IV, Hairspray, The Nance, Betrayal, On the Town.  Off-Broadway: DoReMi, Wonderful Town, Irma LaDouce (all for Encores!),  Love's Fire (The Acting Company/RSC), The Mystery of Irma Vep.  Selected Film/TV: HBO's "Show Me a Hero," "Law & Order," "Rescue Me," "Ugly Betty,"  HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" (Eddie Cantor). MFA: Yale.
BYRON JENNINGS (Beverly Carlton) Broadway: You Can’t Take it With You, Macbeth, Arcadia, The Merchant of Venice, Accent on Youth, Is He Dead?, Inherit the Wind, Heartbreak House, A Touch of the Poet, Twelve Angry Men, Sight Unseen, Henry IV, Dinner at Eight, Noises Off, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Invention of Love, A Month in the Country, Carousel. Film: Lincoln, Julie & Julia, Hamlet, A Civil Action, The Ice Storm, A Time to Kill, Quiz Show, A Simple Twist of Fate, I’m Losing You.
LINDA STEPHENS (Mrs. Stanley) has played twice at Roundabout as Daisy in The Man Who Came To Dinner, and Kate in the 50th Anniversary production of All My Sons. On Broadway, Linda played Meg in Damn Yankees.  Off-Broadway, she won the Obie for her performance in Wings at the Public.  In Chicago, she’s played at Chicago Shakespeare, The Goodman, The Apollo, The Marriott, The Court and Steppenwolf. She’s received best actress awards in NY, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami.  TV credits include “Law and Order SVU,” “NY Undercover,” “Spin City” and “Frasier.” Linda's a veteran narrator for Recorded Books.com.
HANK STRATTON (Bert Jefferson) played the role of Bert Jefferson in the Broadway revival and television film adaption of The Man Who Came to Dinner. He appeared in the CBS drama “The Unit,” in addition to his recurring roles on “Heroes” and “American Dreams.” His television work also includes films for NBC, CBS, Hallmark and HBO, along with numerous guest appearances including “The Closer,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “ER” and “Frasier.” He had the privilege of playing Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival. Additionally, he starred in the national tours of Copenhagen and Cabaret, A Little Night Music for LA Opera, Lady in the Dark at Encore, and the off-Broadway hit Jeffrey.  Most recently he starred as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at Moonlight Amphitheatre.  His regional appearances include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Alliance, Huntington, and the Mark Taper Forum. He has directed Reckless, This, The Full Monty, and The Man Who Came To Dinner for The University of Arizona, and The Laramie Project for The University of Michigan.  He is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

MARY CATHERINE WRIGHT (Miss Preen) has appeared in both The Man Who Came to Dinner and The Man Who Had All the Luck for Roundabout Theatre Company at The American Airlines Theatre. Other Broadway appearances: Tintypes, A History of the American Film, The Front Page. Off-Broadway: Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, The Actors Nightmare, The Dining Room, The American Clock. Films: Awakenings, One True Thing, Celebrity, Birth, Heaven's Gate. T.V.: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Rescue Me,” “Conviction,” “Ed,” “Empty Nest,” “Murphy Brown.” She has appeared in many regional theatre productions and in various commercials.        
JULIE BOYD (Sarah) Roundabout: The Man who Came to Dinner. Bway/Natl Tours: Noises Off, The Smell of the Kill, Other People’s Money, Doonesbury.  Regional Favorites:  Lloyd’s Prayer and Keely and Du (Louisville/Hartford) The Misanthrope, Imaginary Invalid (Guthrie) Prayer for my Enemy, She Stoops to Conquer (Long Wharf), Mrs. Packard (McCarter/Kennedy Center) Gemini (2nd Stage) Light up the Sky (Goodman) Eugene O’Neill and Sundance Playwright Festivals. TV/Film: "The Good Wife," "Law and Order," "Rescue Me," Margaret Mead, Into the Fire, The Beat, Incident at Crestridge. Recent Directing: Grave Robbers by Andrew Marvel (HB Playwrights). Teaching:  Director, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, The New School, College of Performing Arts.   

KIT FLANAGAN (Mrs. Dexter) has appeared on Broadway in The Man Who Came to Dinner, All My Sons and Inherit the Wind.  Other New York credits include Kin at Playwrights Horizons, The Erotica Project at Joe's Pub and Speakeasy with William H. Macy.  Film and  TV credits include Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, In The Family, Going Under with Roger Rees,  "House of Cards"  "Daredevil"  "Damages"  recurring roles on "One Life to Live" and "Guiding Light" and, of course, "Law & Order."
MARY CATHERINE GARRISON (June Stanley) is a well-known presence on stage, screen and film.  For Roundabout, she has appeared on Broadway in both The Man Who Came to Dinner and Assassins, and off-Broadway in The Foreigner.  Other Broadway credits include Lend Me a Tenor, Accent on Youth, Top Girls, and Rabbit Hole.  She has been seen off-Broadway in Debbie Does Dallas, Crimes of the Heart and The Last of the Thorntons and has appeared at major regional theaters including the La Jolla Playhouse and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. On film, Mary Catherine can be seen in Can a Song Save Your Life, The Caterpillar’s Kimono, How to Deal, Flowers, Moonlight Mile, and 8mm.  She was a series regular on NBC’s “Inconceivable,” is currently recurring on HBO’s “Veep,” and has guest starred on “The Good Wife,” “30 Rock,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Law and Order,” “Third Watch,” and “The Big Easy.”

JULIE HALSTON (Mrs. McCutcheon) is one of New York’s busiest actresses. Well-known to theatre audiences, she recently completed a run on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of You Can’t Take it With You for which she received rave reviews and was nominated for both an Outer Critic’s Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award. She was also singled out in recent seasons for her performance in Charles Busch’s The Tribute Artist and her performance as Mother in the Kennedy Center production of The Guardsman. She has appeared in many Roundabout productions including The Man Who Came to Dinner, Anything Goes, On The Twentieth Century (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), and The Women. Her many other Broadway and off-Broadway credits include Hairspray, Gypsy, The Divine Sister (Drama Desk Nomination), Love Loss and What I Wore and numerous others. Miss Halston was a founding member of Mr. Busch’s now legendary theatre company, Theatre-in-Limbo and has co-starred with him in over ten productions including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset (Drama Desk Nomination), Shanghai Moon and Olive and The Bitter Herbs. In addition to theatre, Miss Halston is known to television audiences as Bitsy Von Muffling from the smash hit “Sex and The City,” Tina Carmello from “The Class” and to younger audience members as Antigone Carruthers from “The Electric Company.” Although primarily an actress, Miss Halston has won awards for her solo comedy pieces which she has performed all over the US including Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Her SRO solo show has been extended five times at NY’s famed Birdland Jazz Club. CBS developed a TV pilot based on her one-woman show, Julie Halston’s Lifetime of Comedy which she wrote and starred in for over six months Off-Bwy. She received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination for her writing. Along with co-author, Donna Daley, she wrote the critically acclaimed book, “Monologues for Show-Offs” published by Heinemann Press. It is currently being used by many casting directors, acting teachers and universities as an important resource for actors and is now being developed as a dramatic piece. Her most recent essay, “The Greatest Thing I Never Did” was chosen to appear in the book, “No Kidding” featuring some of America’s funniest women writers. Miss Halston was the recipient of the 2013 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Comedy Performer. She lives in New York with her husband, Ralph Howard, the former news anchor of The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM.

JEFFREY HAYENGA (John) Roundabout Productions: The Man Who Came To Dinner, The Importance of Being Earnest, Harvey, and the National Tour of Twelve Angry Men. Other NY Stage credits include: The Elephant Man (title role), Jeffrey (title role), Two Rooms (Signature Theatre), Hapgood (Lincoln Center), As Bees In Honey Drown, Sister Mary Explains It All For You, Burkie, Hamlet, Mother Courage, King Lear. Regional: Salome (Shakespeare Theatre DC), The Winslow Boy (St. Louis Rep), The Dream of the Burning Boy (Malibu Playhouse), Good Boys (ACT Seattle), Nicholas Nickleby (Missouri Rep), Emma (Pioneer Theatre, Salt Lake), Love! Valour! Compassion! and A Question of Mercy (Intiman, Seattle), Pride's Crossing and Breaking Up (Old Globe, San Diego). TV: “Bones,” “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Enterprise,” “JAG,” “Trinity,” “Bodies of Evidence,” “NY Undercover,” “Jack and Bobby,” “In The Heat of The Night,” “Matlock.”  Film: Other People's Money, And The Band Played On, Memron, The Unborn, The Prince of Pennsylvania, Center Stage.

ZACH SHAFFER (Richard Stanley) Broadway: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (u/s Nick), A View From The Bridge, The Man Who Came to Dinner. NY credits include Taking Care of Baby (MTC), The Wii Plays, Playlist (Ars Nova) Mine, Brown, Love is Deaf (EST), Down the Drain, Til the Rapture Comes. Regional Theater includes shows at Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Portland Center Stage, etc. Film & TV: “Smash” (NBC), Salt (Columbia Pictures), “Black Box,” “Strangers With Candy,” “The Black Donnellys,” “Six Feet Under,” XX/XY, “Law & Order,” Gayby. Zach also co-directed and produced the documentary Squeezebox!, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before going on to tour film festivals around the world.
AUSTIN DURANT (Expressman/Technician/Police Office) You Can’t Take It with You (Broadway), Macbeth, War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater), Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater), Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, Passion Play (Yale Rep), Comedy of Errors, Anna Christie (Old Globe) A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Intiman Theatre), The Illusion, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Oklahoma! (Berkshire Theatre Festival). TV: “Nurse Jackie” and “Person of Interest.” B.A. from Temple University and M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. 
PETER KIM (Sandy) Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off-Broadway: Charles Francis Chan… Mystery (NAATCO), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre), The Golden Dragon (PlayCo), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), Year Zero (Second Stage), Yellow Face (Public Theater), American Hwangap (PlayCo/Ma-Yi), At Least It’s Pink (Ars Nova). Regional: Maple and Vine (Humana), Durango (Cincinnati Playhouse). Film: The English Teacher, Margin Call, Sex and the City, Hackers. TV: “Louie”, “Mercy”, “Ugly Betty”, “Law & Order”: CI. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama.  Associate Producer of NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Co.)

MARK LINN-BAKER (Dr. Bradley) Roundabout: On the 20th Century, A Flea In Her Ear. Broadway: You Can’t Take It With You, Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, A Year With Frog and Toad, A Funny Thing, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Face Value. Encores!: The Pajama Game. Joseph Papp's NYSF: All's Well…, Othello, Von Richthofen, The Laundry Hour, Alice In Concert. Off-Broadway: Almost An Evening, Chesapeake, The Miss Fire Cracker Contest, Randy Newman's Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong. Film: Manhattan, My Favorite Year, Noises Off, How Do You Know. Television: Showtime's “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” “The Good Wife,” “Ally McBeal,” “Law and Order,” “LO:CI.” Starred on ABC's “Perfect Strangers” and “Twins.” Co-founder/co-director of New York Stage and Film Company.

NED NOYES (Michaelson/Wescott/Expressman). Broadway: You Can't Take it With You.  Off-Broadway: The New Morality, Love Goes to Press, So Help Me God!, The Fifth Column (Mint Theatre); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sonnet Rep).  Regional: The Cherry Orchard (Steppenwolf); Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theatre DC); The Taming of the Shrew, Pacific Overtures (Chicago Shakespeare); A Christmas Carol (McCarter); Fallen Angels, The Time of Your Life (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). Television: "Boardwalk Empire," "Alpha House." Training: Northwestern University.
HARRISON UNGER (Stage Directions): Associate Artist with Brooklyn/LA theatre company UglyRhino Productions; frequent collaborator with Calliope Theatre Company and web-series "Good Cop Great Cop"; improviser trained at Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City. Recently appeared in award-winning NY Fringe Fest/Fringe Encores runs of Maybe Tomorrow, and Webby-award-winning short I Love You for NPR’s "This American Life." Graduate of University of Pennsylvania, studied acting at London's British American Drama Academy and NYC's Atlantic Acting School.
LEE WILKOF (Banjo) Many Broadway productions including the Roundabout productions of She Loves Me and The Boys From Syracuse. Off-Broadway, regionally, on television and in films for over 40 years. He is the recipient of an Obie award and a SAG award. He has been nominated for three Drama Desk awards and a Tony award. He directed the film No Pay, Nudity which will premiere in 2016.
MARY LOUISE WILSON (Harriet Stanley) Roundabout: On the 20th Century, The Women. Broadway: Grey Gardens (Tony), 4000 Miles (Obie) and the Broadway revival of Cabaret (Tony nomination), Full Gallop (Obie, Drama Desk). Off-Broadway: Love, Loss And What I Wore, Bosoms And Neglect at the Signature and Beard Of Avon at NYTW (Drama Desk nomination). Television: “Orange is the New Black,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Devious Maids,” “The Sopranos,” “Louie CK,” “Nurse Jackie.” Film: Nebraska, The Humbling, Step Mom, Klute, Green Card, She-Devil, Pet Semetary, Zelig, Money Pit.
RICHARD POE (Mr. Stanley) Richard Poe returns to the Roundabout after appearing in 1776, The Pajama Game and Present Laughter. Among his fourteen Broadway appearances are M. Butterfly, Journey's End, and Cry-Baby. Film and TV include Transamerica, Presumed Innocent and recurring roles on “Star Trek,” “Frasier,” “Ed,” “Law and Order” and “Gotham.” Recently on TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Royal Pains” and “Odd Mom Out.”