(Betty Chumley) made her theatre debut in the 1966 production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Tammy Grimes. Since then she has appeared on the New York Stage both on and off-Broadway. Plays include Beth Henley’s Family Week, and The Debutant Ball. She co-starred with Gena Rowland’s in the John Cassavettes play, Woman of Mystery directed by John Cassavettes. At Lincoln Center for Joe Papp her performances include The Tempest and Macbeth as well as many other plays at the Public Theatre, including Wasp and Other Plays by Steve Martin. She starred alongside Shelley Winters on Broadway in The Effect of Gama Rays, on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. In addition Kane has been seen on Broadway and Los Angeles, starring as MadameMorrible in Wicked. Last year as Kane was seen as Gingy in Nora & Delia Ephron’s off-Broadway hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore (NY and LA). Most recently she was see in Ian Rickson’s West End production of The Children’s Hour with Keira Knightly, Elisabeth Moss and Ellen Burstyn. Kane made her film debut in Mike Nichols’ Carnal Knowledge, other films include, Wedding in White co-starring with Donald Pleasence, The Last Detail for director Hal Ashby, Dog Day Afternoon, director Sidney Lumet, Annie Hall diected by Woody Allen, The Lemon Sisters co-starring Diane Keaton and Katherine Grody, The Princess Bride, director Rob Reiner, Scrooged director Dick Donner, My Blue Heaven written by Nora Ephron, as well as Steve Buscemi’s Trees Lounge, Addams Family Values, When a Stranger Calls, Flashback starring Dennis Hopper, The World's Greatest Lover co-starring Gene Wilder, and The Muppet Movie, just to name just a few. Most recently Kane’s performed in Mike Birbiglia’s Sleep Walk With Me, the film was awarded the Best of NEXT award at the Sundance Film Festival. Kane was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her performance in Joan Micklin Silver’s film Hester Street. Her television credits include: Simka, wife of Latka (Andy Kaufman) on the television series “Taxi.” For which she won two Emmy awards. “Pearl,” “All Is Forgiven” and “Chicago Hope” where she garneed another Emmy nomination. She was seen as Richard Belzer’s ex-wife on “Law & Order: SVU,” as well as the television series “Two and Half Men.”
(E.J. Lofgren). Broadway: Promises, Promises, To Be or Not To Be, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Cabaret, Little Me, American Daughter, State Fair.
(Roundabout), Birth & Afterbirth
(Atlantic), Country Club
(Drama Dept.) Maddening Truth
(Keen Co.) Television: “Unforgettable,” “Good Wife,” “Too Big To Fail,” “Louie,” “Oz," "Ed,” “Law & Order,” “Hi Honey I’m Home.” Film: Adjustment Bureau, A Perfect Murder.
(Myrtle Mae Simmons) originated the roles of Jenny and Gigi in The Break of Noon
(MCC), Reagan in Bachelorette
(Second Stage) and Lauren in Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation
(Playwrights Horizons). She's the recent recipient of the 2011 Clarence Derwent Award for "Most Promising Actress in New York" and earned herself a 2010 Drama Desk Award, OBIE Award, and two Lucille Lortel nominations in the last 2 years. Tracee just shot her first film, Judd Apatow's The Five Year Engagement
, opposite Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, which is due out in Spring 2012. She can also be seen in "He's Way More Famous Than You" opposite Halley Feiffer and Ben Stiller, and as Dylan in MTV's new series I Just Want My Pants Back.
(Ruth Kelly, R.N.) is thrilled to be working with Roundabout again after making her Broadway debut in Present Laughter.
Off-Broadway: Frank’s Home
(Playwrights Horizons, dir. Robert Falls); Measure for Measure
(Pearl Theatre). Regional: Present Laughter
(Huntington Theatre, dir. Nicholas Martin); Frank’s Home
(Goodman); The Merry Wives of Windsor
(Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; As You Like It, Julius Caesar
(North Carolina Shakespeare). TV: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Memphis Beat,” “The Mentalist,” “The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Lipstick Jungle.” Film: Forgetting the Girl, One Night, Blinders.
Training: BFA, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
(Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet). Theatre: 50’s & 60’s One-Acts
(Mark Taper Forum), The Marriage of Bette and Boo
(Morosco Theatre), Long Days Journey Into Night
(Anita Theatre), The Seagull, The Crucible, The Importance of Being Earnest, Twelfth Night, Our Town, Hamlet, Six Characters In Search of An Author
(A.C.T. San Francisco), Antony and Cleopatra, Happy Days, Curse of the Starving Class, The Goodwoman of Setzuan
(Berkeley Stage Theatre). Film: The Final Season, Katie, Valley of Light, It Happened in Paradise, Red Eye, Clean Slate, American Pie 3, And the Band Played On, Die Mommy Die, Groundhog Day, The Wedding Singer, The Last of His Tribe, Home for the Holidays, The Doctor, Lolita, Blue Sky, Eye For An Eye, Flatliners.
TV: “My Name is Earl,” “The War At Home,” “Thirtysomething,” “Kings of New York,” “Identity Crisis,” “Numb3rs,” “That’s Life,” “Becker,” “Boston Public,” “First Monday,” “Players,” X-Files,” “Cracker,” “Sliders,” “Ink,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Pascagoula,” “George and Leo,” “Paulie Dodge,” “The Tom Show,” “The Client,” “The Lee Evans Pilot,” “Cybill,” “Caroline in the City,” “Home Improvement,” “Home Court,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Murderous Passion,” “Doctor, Doctor,” “ER,” “Dear John,” “Picket Fences,” “Cop Rock,” “NYPD Blue,” “Nurses,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Wings,” “Criminal Behavior,” “Falcon Crest,” “Murphy Brown,” “The Night Stalker,” “Crazy from the Heart,” “Winnie,” “The Wonder Years,” “Shannon’s Deal,” L.A. Law,” “Roe vs. Wade.”
(Duane Wilson) is best known as "Harry Crane" on the multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winning television series, “Mad Men.” He has appeared in some of television’s most popular series, including a recurring role on “The Office,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Law & Order, CSI,” “Nikita,” “Ugly Betty” and “Burn Notice.” Rich made his feature film debut as Anne Hathaway’s drinking buddy "Doug" in The Devil Wears Prada. Recently, he has completed work on the feature films Fairhaven opposite Sarah Paulson and Chris Messina and The Giant Mechanical Man with Jenna Fischer and Topher Grace. A student, performer and teacher of improvisation, he received his training and experience with The Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and went on to study at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting. Rich and his “Mad Men” cast mates have twice won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Rich Sommer and his wife, Virginia, live in Los Angeles with their two children.
(Lyman Sanderson, M.D.) made his Broadway debut as "Rodolfo" in the 2010 revival of Arthur Millers’ A View from the Bridge
directed by Gregory Mosher, in which he performed opposite Jessica Hecht, Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schrieber. His career has taken off in these two short years since, including performances in three independent films, two critically acclaimed plays, and a network television guest star. He received rave reviews along with the stellar cast for his performance as "Boris" in Russian Transport
, directed by Scott Elliott off-Broadway at The New Group. Director Susan Seidelman’s film Musical Chairs
will be released this March in which Morgan performs a flashy role as a wheelchair-bound competitive ballroom dancer. His other films include M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender
, as well as indies Burning Blue
and Grand Street
, yet to be released. His other theatre credits include "Scar" in the national tour of The Lion King
(Bay Street); Yank!
, a workshop directed by David Cromer; Enemies: A Love Story
(Wilma Theatre) and A Christmas Carol
(ACT). Recently seen on television in "Person of Interest" (CBS), he has also appeared on "Law & Order: CI" and "How to Make it in America" (HBO). Morgan is a graduate of Reed College and the American Conservatory Theatre M.F.A. program.
SCOTT ELLIS (Director) Broadway: Curtains (Tony nom.), The Little Dog Laughed (Drama League nom.), Steel Pier (Tony nom.; DD, OCC awards). For Roundabout Theatre Company: Twelve Angry Men (Tony, DD noms., OCC and DD awards, Best Revival), The Man Who Had All the Luck, The Boys From Syracuse, The Rainmaker, 1776 (Drama Desk, Tony nom., Best Director), She Loves Me (Tony nom.; DD, OCC awards), Picnic (OCC nom.), Company, A Month in the Country. London: She Loves Me (Olivier Award). Off-Broadway: Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Understudy, Streamers; Good Boys and True; Entertaining Mr. Sloane; The Waverly Gallery; The Dog Problem; That Championship Season; Dark Rapture; And the World Goes ’Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb (DD, OCC awards); and Flora, the Red Menace (DD nom). NYC Opera: 110 in the Shade, A Little Night Music (also L.A. Opera). TV: “Modern Family,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Frasier,” “30 Rock” (Emmy nom., Best Director), “Weeds” (Executive Producer), “The Good Wife,” “Hung,” “The Closer.” Mr. Ellis is the Associate Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company.
MARY CHASE (Playwright) (née Coyle). b West Denver, Colorado, 25 Feb 1907; d of Frank Coyle and his wife Mary (McDonough); e University of Denver and University of Colorado; m Robert L Chase. Formerly a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News; first play produced was Me Third, written for the Federal Theatre Project in Denver Colorado, in 1936; Me Third was also her first Broadway production, produced at the Henry Miller’s, 5 Mar 1937, as Now You’ve Done It; since then has written A Slip of a Girl, 1941; Harvey for which she received the Pulitzer Prize, 1944; The Next Half Hour, 1945; Mrs McThing, Bernardine, 1952; Lolita, produced at the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia, 1954; Midgie Purvis, 1961; Cocktails for Mimi, Barter Theatre, 1973; Harvey produced at The Prince of Wales’, London, 5 Jan 1949, and on various occasions and places since, most notably at the ANTA, NY, Feb 1970 and The Price of Wales’ Jan 1975; Harvey filmed in 1951, and Bernadine in 1975; also author of the children’s book Loretta Mason Potts, 1959.
DON GREGORY produced on Broadway My Fair Lady starring Rex Harrison, Camelot starring Richard Burton (and later Richard Harris), the award-winning Othello starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer, for which Mr. Gregory won a Tony Award, Clarence Darrow starring Henry Fonda and the Belle of Amherst, for which Julie Harris won a Tony Award. Mr. Gregory also produced Dore Schary’s FDR with Robert Vaughn, which became a motion picture and Paul Robeson starring James Earl Jones, which became a TV special after its Broadway run. In addition, Mr. Gregory produced Nobody Don’t Like Yogi starring Ben Gazzara and brought to NY the long running British play The Woman in Black. His TV productions of “Clarence Darrow,” “The Belle of Amherst” and “Paul Robeson” won Christopher Awards. “Clarence Darrow” was also the recipient of the coveted Peabody and Emmy Awards. He produced the national tour of La Cage Aux Folles and the 25th anniversary tour of The Belle of Amherst starring Julie Harris. Mr. Gregory began his career as an actor, but then switched to the entrepreneurial side of show business by not only naming, but launching New York’s Coffee House movement, one of the great incubators for new talent. He later joined the Agency of the Performing Arts rising to the post of Vice President responsible for such clients as Harry Belafonte, Bobby Darin, Rowan and Martin, Frank Gorshin and Red Buttons. Mr. Gregory, an alumnus of the University of Connecticut, has been the Senior Advisor to the Fine Arts department of that University for the last 20 years. Mr. Gregory was Executive Producer of the CBS Movie of the Week “Fire in the Dark,” starring Olympia Dukakis, Lindsay Wagner and Jean Stapleton, the NBC movie “Father and Son: Dangerous Relations,” starring Louis Gossett Jr. and Blair Underwood, and “Harvey” starring Leslie Nielsen and Harry Anderson for Hallmark and CBS.