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Who's Who

RICHARD ARMITAGE (Kenneth). Richard Armitage has been a favorite of critics and audiences alike for several years.  He is best known for his role as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit, alongside Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett. Most recently, Armitage appeared as a series regular in the popular television drama “Hannibal.”  Armitage will next be seen as ‘The King of the Underland’ in Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass alongside Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway; and in the EPIX thriller, “Berlin Station”, premiering this fall. Last year, Armitage played the lead in Arthur Miller’s modern drama, The Crucible at The Old Vic Theatre, a performance for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the 2015 Olivier Awards. His starring roles in such high-profile TV productions as “North and South”, “Spooks (US title: MI-5)”, “Robin Hood” and “Strike Back” have established him as one the most popular actors in the UK, with a massive fan following.  With several well-established projects in the United States, Armitage has quickly risen to be a leading man in Hollywood as well.  Last summer, Armitage starred in New Line Cinema’s Steven Quale directed tornado disaster film, Into the Storm opposite Sarah Wayne Callies.  For his first US film, Armitage appeared in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston.  Armitage played Heinz Kruger, Captain America’s nemesis, alongside Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell. Other British TV projects include BBC’s “Macbeth”, opposite James McAvoy and Keeley Hawes, and appearances in “Sparkhouse”, “Cold Feet”, “Ultimate Force” and “Between the Sheets”. Armitage also has appeared in numerous theater productions, including Hamlet, The Four Alice Bakers, Macbeth and The Duchess of Malfi.  Born and raised in Leicester, England, Armitage was classically trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Armitage currently resides in New York.
 
ALEX HURT (Henry) Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Off-Broadway: Dada Woof Papa Hot (Lincoln Center Theatre), Placebo (Playwrights Horizons), Scenes from a Marriage (NYTW), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (CSC), Unrequited (The Public, Shakespeare Lab). Regional: Other Desert Cities (Alley); A Behanding in Spokane (SF Playhouse); No Man’s Land, Who Am I This Time (A.R.T.); The Lion in Winter, Othello (Hedgerow). Film: Call Sheet, The River Why, A Better Man. TV: “Bull,” “Grimm.” Education: M.F.A., NYU Tisch Graduate Acting.
 
ZOE KAZAN (Rose) is an actor, playwright and screenwriter, born and raised in Santa Monica, CA, and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.  As an actress, her film and television credits include Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, In The Valley Of Elah, Fracture, The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, Me and Orson Welles, Happythankyoumoreplease, Meek's Cutoff, It's Complicated, In Your Eyes, The Pretty One, What If, Our Brand is Crisis, and HBO’s “Bored To Death.”  In 2009, Zoe was awarded Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film at the Tribeca Film Festival for her first starring role, as Ivy in The Exploding Girl.  In 2015, she was nominated for an Emmy for her work in a supporting role in the acclaimed HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge.  Zoe also starred in Fox Searchlight’s Ruby Sparks, which she wrote and executive produced.  Most recently, Zoe played the eponymous character in Lena Dunham’s HBO pilot, "Max" and James’ Franco’s ex-wife in the upcoming HBO show, "The Deuce". She will next be seen in the upcoming films My Blind Brother, and There Are Monsters. Zoe made her New York stage debut in 2006 in the Off-Broadway revival of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.  Other off-Broadway credits include Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want and Clive, both directed by Ethan Hawke at The New Group Theater; the Signature Theater Company’s revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, in which she played Harper Pitt; Manhattan Theater Club’s production of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young And Unafraid; and Playwrights Horizons’ 100 Saints You Should Know, for which Zoe received a Drama Desk Award nomination and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress.  Zoe’s Broadway credits include MTC’s revival of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba, the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane and the Royal Court’s revival of Chekhov’s The Seagull, for which Zoe was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.  In 2008, Zoe was named the recipient of the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actress. She is the only actor to be awarded the Derwent Award for three roles in one year. As a writer, Zoe has had plays produced at the Humana Festival at the Actor’s Theater of Louisville (Absalom, in 2009), South Coast Repertory Theater (Trudy and Max in Love, in 2014), and off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club (We Live Here, in 2011).  She also wrote the screenplay for Ruby Sparks, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.   
 
BEN ROSENFIELD (Jamie) co-stars in the Sundance breakout feature Indignation, the directorial debut from Oscar-nominated writer and producer James Schamus, to be released this summer by Lionsgate. He’ll appear next year in the David Lynch revival “Twin Peaks” for Showtime, as well as the indie feature Human People opposite Tavi Gevinson. Ben’s feature film credits include 6 Years opposite Taissa Farmiga, JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and Woody Allen’s Irrational Man opposite Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix. He was among the leads of Martin Scorsese’s “Boardwalk Empire” on HBO. On stage, Ben most recently appeared in the controversial The Nether for MCC Theater. He launched his career in the leading role opposite Carey Mulligan in the off-Broadway play, Through a Glass Darkly, directed by David Leveaux.
 
AMY RYAN (Sandra) Ms. Ryan can currently be seen in theaters in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Central Intelligence for New Line, in which she stars with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. She was last seen in Joachim Trier’s Louder than Bombs, co-starring with Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert. She recently wrapped the starring role in the indie Abundant Acreage Available for writer/director Angus MacLachlan. In 2015, she received the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in A Motion Picture for her work in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar®-winning Birdman opposite Michael Keaton. Her recent films include Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, starring opposite Tom Hanks; Rob Letterman’s Goosebumps co-starring with Jack Black, and Don Verdean, in which she starred with Sam Rockwell, Will Forte and Danny McBride. Ms. Ryan is perhaps best known for her acclaimed performance in Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone, for which she was recognized with Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.  Additionally, she won numerous Best Supporting Actress awards including those from the National Board of Review, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle and the L.A. Film Critics. Her other film credits include:  Breathe In with Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones; Clear History directed by Greg Mottola for HBO co-starring with Larry David; Devil’s Knot directed by Atom Egoyan, co-starring with Colin Firth; Tom McCarthy's Win Win; Green Zone; Jack Goes Boating; Changeling; Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead; Capote; Dan In Real Life; War of the Worlds; and Keane. She made her Broadway debut in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig. For her work in the 2000 production of Uncle Vanya, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.  In 2005, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, earning her second Tony nomination. She also starred in Neil LaBute’s The Distance From Here in London’s West End, and Lisa D’Amour’s critically-acclaimed play Detroit, directed by Anne Kauffman at Playwrights Horizons. Ms. Ryan’s television work includes her memorable portrayals as Holly Flax on “The Office,” Adele on “In Treatment” and Officer Beatrice ‘Beadie’ Russell on “The Wire.”
 
MIKE BARTLETT (Playwright) Plays for the theatre include: King Charles III (Music Box Theatre on Broadway/Almeida Theatre/Wyndham’s Theatre), An Intervention (Paines Plough/Watford), Bull (Sheffield Theatres/Off Broadway/Young Vic), Medea (Headlong/Glasgow Citizens/Watford/Warwick), Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre/Gielgud Theatre), 13 (National Theatre), Decade (co-writer Headlong), Earthquakes in London (Headlong, National Theatre), Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough / Plymouth Theatre Royal/Royal Court), Cock, Contractions, My Child (Royal Court Theatre), Artefacts (Bush Theatre/ Nabokov). Plays for the radio: King Charles III, Cock, Heart, The Core, Family Man, Love Contract (BBC Radio 4), The Steps, Not Talking (BBC Radio 3). As Director: Medea (Headlong /Glasgow Citizens/ Watford/Warwick), Honest (Theatre Royal Northampton). Television includes: "Doctor Foster" (Drama Republic/BBC), "The Town" (Big Talk Productions). At the 2015 Olivier Awards King Charles III won Best New Play and Bull won Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.Love, Love, Love won Best New Play in the 2011 Theatre Awards UK and Cock won an Olivier Award in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. 
 
MICHAEL MAYER (Director) is very happy to be back at the Roundabout where he was an Associate Artist for several years. Productions here include Everyday Rapture, A View From the Bridge (Tony, Best Revival), Side Man (Tony, Best Play), The Lion in Winter, An Almost Holy Picture, Uncle Vanya, and After the Fall. He directed the Tony Award-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and co-wrote and directed American Idiot, as well as last season's Brooklynite at the Vineyard Theatre. Other Broadway: Spring Awakening (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards), Thoroughly Modern Millie, (Tony, Best Musical); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 'night, Mother, and Triumph of Love. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut with a celebrated new production of Rigoletto. TV: "Smash" (season one), "Alpha House." Films: A Home at the End of the World, Flicka, and upcoming film of The Seagull. He is on the Board of New York Stage and Film.

DEREK McLANE (Scenic Design). Recent credits, Broadway: Fully Committed, Noises Off, Beautiful, Nice Work…, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes (Tony nom.), How to Succeed…, Bengal Tiger…, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime (Tony nom.), 33 Variations (Tony Award), Grease, The Pajama Game (Tony nom.), I Am My Own Wife. Off-Broadway: The Spoils, Into the Woods, Ruined and more. TV: six-time Emmy nominee; NBC’s live broadcasts of Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, The Wiz, Hairspray; Oscars (2013–2016; Emmy Award, 2014).
 
SUSAN HILFERTY (Costume Design) has designed more than 300 productions from Broadway to South Africa. Hilferty’s many awards include Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Wicked. At Roundabout: Assassins, Sondeim on Sondheim, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, A Skull in Connamara, The Night of the Iguana, Cheapside, The Road to Mecca. Directorial collaborators include Akalaitis, Laurie Anderson, Ashley, Bobbie, Falls, Galati, Hynes, Kushner, Lamos, Lapine, Leon, Mann, Mantello, Mayer, McAnuff, Nelson, Rothman, Sher, Taichman, Woodruff and Wright. Recent: Buried Child (New Group), Rigoletto (Metropolitan Opera), Danai Gurira’s Familiar (Playwrights) and Painted Rocks (Signature) — Hilferty’s 40th collaboration with Athol Fugard. Currently she’s designing sets and costumes for Richard Nelson’s Gabriel Family Plays at The Public and Salomé in London’s National Theatre. Hilferty chairs Graduate Design at NYU/Tisch.
 
DAVID LANDER (Lighting Design). Roundabout: A Man for All Seasons, The Winslow Boy (American Airlines Theatre); The Common Pursuit (Laura Pels Theater). Broadway: The Heiress, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics nominations), 33 Variations (Tony nom.), I Am My Own Wife (Drama Desk, Outer Critics noms.), Dirty Blonde, more. Off-Broadway: The Tempest and Cymbeline (Delacorte), Incident at Vichy, Posterity, The Library, more. Regional credits include Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe.
 
KAI HARADA (Sound Design). Broadway: Allegiance, Gigi, Fun Home, On the Town, First Date, Follies (Tony Award & Drama Desk nominations) and Million Dollar Quartet. Other: Poster Boy (Williamstown), Amélie (Berkeley Rep), Brooklynite (Vineyard), Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), Zorro (Moscow, Atlanta), Hinterm Horizont (Berlin), Sweeney Todd (Portland Opera), Head Over Heels and She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare). Associate credits to Tony Meola include Wicked. Audio Consultant for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Education: Yale University.
 
LUC VERSCHUEREN (Hair & Wig Design, Campbell Young Associates). Broadway: The Crucible; The Humans; Misery; Sylvia; A Delicate Balance; The Last Ship; It’s Only a Play; Betrayal; Les Misérables; One Man, Two Guvnors; Spider-Man. West End/Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereueses, American Psycho, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost, Mary Stuart, Billy Elliot, Private Lives. West End: Groundhog Day, Funny Girl, Gypsy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Film/TV: The Americans, House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black.”