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Who's Who

SHIRINE BABB (Celia Jones). Roundabout debut. Broadway: Macbeth with Ethan Hawke (LCT). Off-Broadway: Around the World in 80 Days (New Theatre at 45th), Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Women's Project), A Role Once Played (AUDELCO Award nom.). Selected Regional: Title role in Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis 2015 Theatre Critic Circle nom.), Disgraced (Long Wharf 2015 CT Critic Circles nom.), The Merchant of Venice with sir Derek Jacobi (The Strathmore), Measure & Dido with sir Derek Jacobi (Kennedy Center). TV/Media: "Iron Fist," "I Love You, But I Lied," "Blue Bloods," "Madam Secretary." Upcoming: Title role in Antony & Cleopatra (Folger). MA East 15 Conservatory, UK and MFA Old Globe PTAP.

ALYSSA BRESNAHAN (Luda). Broadway, Lincoln Center: War Horse (Rose Narracott). Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Measure for Measure (Theater for a New Audience) Necessary Targets (Variety Arts). Denver/UK tour: Tantalus (co-production, RSC/ Denver Theater Center). Regional: Napoli, Brooklyn, A Moon for The Misbegotten, The Front Page (Long Wharf), The Rose Tattoo, Heartbreak House, (Goodman), A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night of the Iguana, (Hartford Stage), Antigone (South Coast Rep). Film: Sollers Point (2017 release), The Wrestler, 27 Dresses. TV: “Blacklist,” “Law & Order.” Multiple award winning Audio Book Narrator. Education: NYU, Experimental Theater Wing.

JULIET BRETT (Connie Duffy). Roundabout debut. Off-Broadway: What I Did Last Summer (Signature Theater), Desire (59e59), Beth Henley's The Jacksonian (The New Group). Film: Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, A Most Violent Year, Admission with Tina Fey. On the web, Juliet plays Amy in “Redheads Anonymous.” TV: “Red Oaks” (recurring), “Law & Order,” “Deadbeat,” “CSI: NY.” Regional Theater: Rajiv Joseph's world premiere of Mr. Wolf (Cleveland Playhouse), projects at NYSAF, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Upcoming: Summer (film). Instagram and Twitter: @JulietBrett.

JORDYN DiNATALE (Francesca Muscolino) is thrilled to be making her Roundabout debut! Off-Broadway: Recall (Colt Coeur). Regional: Napoli, Brooklyn (Long Wharf Theatre). TV: "Shades of Blue," "Mindhunter," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Eye Candy." Film: Truth Slash Fiction (Best Actress in a Comedy, iTVFest and SeriesFest), How Far She Went, Fry Day (Tribeca Film Festival). Love and thanks to my family and friends.

LILLI KAY (Tina Muscolino) graduated from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in May 2017. She is the proud descendant of fiery, fiercely loving Italian immigrants, and could not be more excited to be making her New York theatre debut in Napoli, Brooklyn. She comes to Roundabout Theatre Company with love and gratitude for her wonderful folks, her CMU family, and her mom's pasta e fagioli.

ELISE KIBLER (Vita Muscolino) is a female with brown hair and a strong immune system. Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, This Is Our Youth. Off-Broadway: Indian Summer (Playwrights Horizons), London Wall (Mint Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Square).

ERIK LOCHTEFELD (Albert Duffy). Roundabout: debut. Broadway: Misery, Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway: The Light Years (Playwrights Horizons), A Funny Thing…of NYC (MCC), Stupid F***ing Bird (The Pearl), Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova), Powerhouse (New Ohio), Row After Row (Women’s Project), Tamar of the River (Prospect Theatre), Melancholy Play (13P), February House (Public Theatre). Regional: Unknown Soldier (Williamstown), Hamlet (Yale Rep), Candide (Goodman, Shakespeare and Huntington Theatre), as well as work with Long Wharf, The O’Neill, Hartford Stage, Two River Theatre, McCarter, Centerstage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, Intiman, Seattle Rep, Berkeley Rep, Cal Shakes, Mark Taper Forum, among others. TV/Film: “Madame Secretary,” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “All My Children,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order.” He is a graduate of Northwestern University and is married to playwright Laura Eason.

MICHAEL RISPOLI (Nic Muscolino) was last seen on the NY stage as Lt. Caro in Stephen Adley Guirgus' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Between Riverside and Crazy at the Atlantic and Second Stage Theaters. He recently wrapped David Simon’s “The Deuce” for HBO, opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal which will premiere in September. Film credits include: The Depths, Kick Ass, Rob the Mob,  Pain & Gain, The Rum Diary opposite Johnny Depp, Death to Smoochy, Two Family House, Rounders, The Taking of Pelham 123 directed by Tony Scott, While You Were Sleeping and Friends and Romans, which he also co-wrote and executive produced. Selected TV credits include such prestige projects as "Those Who Kill" for A&E, the STARZ hit series "Magic City,” ABC’s miniseries “Madoff,” opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner and "The Sopranos.” A graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh and Circle in the Square Theater School, Michael was a Founding Member of the Willow Cabin Theater Company whose production of Wilder, Wilder, Wilder moved from Off-Off to Off to Broadway in a single season, and was nominated for a Best Revival Tony. Michael would like to thank Madeline, Raphael, Gabriella, and Michael for their ever present love, support, and patience.

MEGHAN KENNEDY (Playwright) Meghan Kennedy’s plays include Napoli, Brooklyn (world premiere co-production Long Wharf Theater and Roundabout Theatre, Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient), Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout Underground, published by Dramatists’ Play Service), and Light (winner of David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize). Meghan is under commission from Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theater Festival and The Geffen Playhouse. An alum of Page 73 and Ars Nova, her plays have been produced around the U.S., Ireland, and Sweden. She is currently writing for the upcoming TV show "Rise" (NBC)She lives in Brooklyn.

GORDON EDELSTEIN (Director) has directed over two-hundred plays, musicals, and operas across the U.S. as well as Europe. His most recent NYC credits include the award-winning Satchmo at the Waldorf (starring John Douglas Thompson; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance) and My Name is Asher Lev (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play). His acclaimed Long Wharf Theatre production of The Glass Menagerie played the Roundabout Theatre Company and the Mark Taper Forum and was the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival. For the Roundabout, he also directed the Broadway production of Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, the American Premiere of A Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonaugh, and Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming. Other New York work includes Richard Nelson’s Some Americans Abroad (Second Stage), the premiere of BFE by Julia Cho (Playwrights Horizons), The Day the Bronx Died by Michael Henry Brown, the world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith’s Horsedreams (Rattlestick), and many others. Last year, he directed Audra McDonald in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is in his fifteenth season as Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT), where he has a continued artistic association with Athol Fugard, directing the world premieres of The Shadow of the Hummingbird (also starring Fugard), Have You Seen Us?, and Coming Home, as well as the East Coast premiere of The Train Driver. His directing work at Long Wharf has been recognized by six Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, as well as the Tom Killen Award, given annually to an individual who has made an indelible impact on the Connecticut theatrical landscape. Recent Long Wharf Theatre credits include Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower (a world premiere co-production with The Old Globe in San Diego), Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (a co-production with the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston), Joe DiPietro’s The Second Mrs. Wilson, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, William Mastrosimone’s Ride the Tiger, and Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at the Waldorf, and the upcoming Adam Gopnik (book & lyrics) and David Shire (music) world premiere musical Table. Before Long Wharf, he served for five years as Artistic Director of ACT in Seattle. He has directed regionally from Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage to Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre, including such plays as Uncle Vanya (also adapted), Mourning Becomes Electra (also adapted), The Crucible (Wall Street Journal Best Regional Production of the Year), Death of a Salesman, A Doll’s House (also adapted), The Front Page, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Betrayal, Blithe Spirit, You Can’t Take It With You, Hay Fever, and premieres of Scent of the Roses (starring Julie Harris), and A New War by Gippe Hoppe. He recreated his production of The Day the Bronx Died with a British cast at London’s Tricycle Theatre, and he did the same for his production of The Crucible with a Romanian cast  (at the National Theatre in Romania.  He directed both La Traviata and La Boheme for Connecticut Grand Opera and the world premiere of two operas: The Wild Goose Circus at Pennsylvania Opera Theatre and Black Water at the OPERA America Festival. He received an Emmy Nomination for his directing of “Abby My Love” for CBS and directed “Street Smart” for HBO and “Notes For My Daughter” for ABC. He has taught directing and acting at NYU, Brown University, and Cornish College for the Arts and has guest lectured at several universities around the country including Yale, Harvard, Carleton and Grinnell Colleges.