STEPHANIE J. BLOCK
(Reno Sweeney) most recently starred in the premiere of Lynn Nottage’s play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark
at Second Stage. She is best known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway company of Wicked
and for creating the roles of Judy Bernly in 9 To 5: The Musical
(Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), Grace O’Malley in The Pirate Queen
and Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz
(opposite Hugh Jackman). Her voice can be heard on several recordings, including her solo album This Place I Know.
She is thrilled to be part of this fantastic company and thanks them and Roundabout for welcoming her aboard the SS American. www.stephaniejblock.com
In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles each decade since: as the iconic M.C. in Cabaret
(1966, Tony Award), as song and dance man George M. Cohan in George M!
(1967, Tony nomination), as Charley VII in Goodtime Charlie
(1975, Tony nomination), as Jacobowsky in The Grand Tour
(1979, Tony nomination), as Olim in New York City Opera's Silverlake
(1981), as Amos Hart in the landmark revival of Chicago
(1996), and as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked
(2004). Joel's non-musical stage roles include John Guare'sMarco Polo Sings a Solo
(1975) at the Public Theatre; the title role in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Chekhov's Platonov
(1978); Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart
(1986) at the Public Theatre; the American Repertory Theatre's production of Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken
(1991) at the Sao Paulo Biennale
, directed by Robert Wilson; Herringbone
at the Hartford Stage (1992); John Patrick Shanley's A Fool and Her Fortune
(NY Stage and Film, 1992); and in the Roundabout Theatre production of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do!
(1999), for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Grey's film credits include Cabaret
(Academy Award), Frank Perry's Man on A Swing
(1974), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians
(1976); Herbert Ross' The Seven Percent Solution
(1976); Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
(1985, Golden Globe Nomination); Steven Soderbergh's Kafka
(1991); Altman's The Player
(1992); Phillip Haas' The Music of Chance
(1993); Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks
(2000); Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark
(2000) with Bjork and Catherine Deneuve; and Clark Gregg's Choke
, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Joel's recent television credits include “Alias,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Brooklyn Bridge,” (Emmy Award-nomination), “Oz,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “House,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Private Practice,” and “Grey's Anatomy.” In April 2010, The Paley Center for Media in New York presented “An Evening with Joel Grey,” celebrating Joel's remarkable, multi-decade career in television. Joel is also an internationally exhibited, acclaimed photographer. He has had three photography books published: Pictures I Had to Take
(2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things
(2006), and 1.3: Images from My Phone
(2009). Joel Grey is one of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and Academy award for the same role. In 1984, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and has received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center. In 1993, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis presented Joel with the Municipal Arts Society medal naming him a Living New York Landmark. In October 2009, Grey performed at Carnegie Hall, alongside Lady Gaga, Bono, Rufus Wainwright and more to benefit (RED) and help stop AIDS in Africa. He is currently directing an all-star, one-night only staged reading of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart
on Broadway to benefit The Actors Fund and Friends in Deed.
is a 2009 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame. McMartin received Tony Award nominations for Into the Woods, High Society, Show Boat, Sweet Charity
and Don Juan
(Drama Desk Award). Other Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color
at LCT, Is He Dead?, Grey Gardens
(Drama Desk nomination), Follies
(original company), The Great God Brown
(Drama Desk Award), Pleasures and Palaces
and Artist Descending a Staircase
among others. Off Broadway includes Saturn Returns
(Lucille Lortel nomination), Indian Blood, The Visit
(with Chita Rivera), Little Mary Sunshine
(Theatre World Award), Julius Caesar, The Misanthrope
(The Public), High Spirits, The Little Foxes, A Little Night Music, Absurd Person Singular
and others. Film credits include No Reservations, Kinsey, The Dish, Who's that Girl, A Thousand Clowns, All the President's Men, Legal Eagles, Blow Out, Sweet Charity, Pennies From Heaven, Native Son
to mention a few. Television credits include “Law & Order,” “Oz,” “Tales of the City,” “Frasier,” “Sisters,” “Murrow,” “Separate but Equal,” “Coach,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Citizen Cohn,” “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” among many others.
JULIE HALSTON (Evangeline Harcourt).
Julie Halston is one of New York’s busiest actresses. Well-known to theatre audiences, she received a Drama Desk Nomination this year for her performance in Charles Busch’s comedy The Divine Sister
. She has appeared in many Broadway and off-Broadway including Hairspray, Gypsy, The Twentieth Century
(Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Love Loss and What I Wore, The Vagina Monologues
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 nom) and Shanghai Moon
. She recently was seen in his most recent off-Broadway play 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-Broadway. 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. She lives in New York with her husband, Ralph Howard, the anchorman for the Howard Stern News Department.
BILL ENGLISH (Billy Crocker)
returns to Broadway after appearing in Roundabout’s Twentieth Century
. Other: The Full Monty
(NSMT), The Shaggs
(Triad Stage), The Times
(Sonnet Rep), The Man Who Came to Dinner
(ACC). Film/Television: “Cavemen”, Outnumbered, “Melrose Place” and lots of life-enriching tv commercials. Training: BFA, UNCSA. He is honored to be a part of this amazing company. Love to Mom, Dad, John, Grandpa, Pam, and EK!
(Lord Evelyn Oakleigh).
Recently completed the run of Follies
at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre where he played the role of Buddy. On Broadway he has appeared in: Ragtime, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof, Epic Proportions.
In the West End: The Royal Family
(with Dame Judi Dench). Off-Broadway: Happiness, More Stately Mansions, The Blue Flower.
Touring: Spamalot, Tantalus, Importance of Being Earnest
(with Lynn Redgrave). Regional: title roles in Sunday in the Park With George,
(After Dark award) Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet
(Jeff Award Nominee), Troilus and Cressida, Complete Female Stage Beauty
. (Robby Award) Film: Milk & Money, Loverboy, Game Day.
TV: “Chappelle's Show,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” Law & Order: SVU,” “Hack,” “Quantum Leap,” “Married With Children,” “Mona”, “Liberace.”
ERIN MACKEY (Hope Harcourt)
was last seen on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Sondheim on Sondheim
. She played the role of Glinda in the Broadway, Los Angeles and Chicago companies of Wicked
. TV/Film credits include Blue Bloods, The Parent Trap, Do Over
, and Family Affair
JESSICA STONE (Erma).
Broadway: Butley, The Odd Couple, Smell of the Kill, Design For Living, How to Succeed...,Grease
. Off-Broadway: Crimes of the Heart, Krisit, The Country Club, June Moon, Tenderloin, Babes in Arms
. National Tour: Grease, Bye Bye Birdie
. Regional: Huntington, Mark Taper Forum, GeVa, the McCarter and six seasons at the Williamstown Theater festival. Favorite productions include She Stoops to Conquer, She Loves Me, Springtime For Henry, Betty's Summer Vacation, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Cherry Orchard, Where's Charley
and Tonight at 8:30
. Film: soon to be released How Do You Know, Failure to Launch, Loverboy, Signs, The Ice Storm
. T.V.: Series regular: "Conrad Bloom," "Mr. Rhodes," "Here and Now." Guest Star: "Sesame Street (mrs. sparklenose)","The Good Wife", "Law and Order", "3 lbs", "CSI Miami ," "Ed," "Caroline in the City." Jessica recently directed an all male production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
for the Williamstown Theater Festival.
ED DIXON (Captain).
Broadway: Mary Poppins, Sunday in the Park With George, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, The Iceman Cometh, Les Miserables, Cyrano, The Three Musketeers, King of Schnorrers, No, No, Nanette
and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Drama Desk, Joseph Jefferson Nominations, Helen Hayes Award, Steinberg Grant, NYMF Audience and Festival Prizes, Leon Rabin Award. www.eddixon.biz
ROBERT CREIGHTON (Purser).
, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only.
National: The Lion King, Fame the Musical
. New York Theatre: Damn Yankees
(City Center Encores), The Merry Widow/The Mikado
(NYC Opera), I Married an Angel
(Theatre-off-Park), Portraits of Demetrius Gant.
New York Workshops: Giant, Broadway Man, Newsies, Aladdin, Lucky Break.
Regional: The Alchemist
(DC Shakespeare Theatre),Guys and Dolls/Funny Girl/ Wonderful Life/Oliver!/Peter Pan
(Paper Mill Playhouse), Sweeney Todd
(St Louis Rep/Cincinnati Playhouse), Finian's Rainbow
(Goodspeed), The Man of Destiny
(Stageworks-on-the-Hudson), Anything Goes
(Houston TUTS). TV: "Law & Order," "Life on Mars." Co-author and star of Cagney!,
an award winning new musical. www.RobertCreightonNYC.com
ANDREW CAO (Luke).
Andrew makes his Broadway debut with Anything Goes.
Recent New York credits include: Baayork Lee's Oklahoma!
(Curly), Bells are Ringing
(NY City Center Encores), Frog Kiss
(NYMF). Regional: West Side Story
(Bernardo) Cyrano De Bergerac
(multiple roles) --(Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Robin and The Seven Hoods
(The Old Globe) Annie Get Your Gun
(Tommy Keeler--Goodspeed Opera House and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Kiss Me Kate
(Orlando Shakes and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Romeo & Juliet
(Romeo), A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Puck) -- Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. TV and Film: "The Story of Juan" and Nickelodeon's "Backyardigans". Big thanks to Kathleen Marshall, Kevin Thompson, my amazing family and my beautiful wife Sophie.
RAYMOND J. LEE (John).
Broadway: Mamma Mia!
(Eddie). Off Broadway: Applause
(Encores!), Two Gentlemen of Verona
(The Public/NYSF), Victor Woo
(NY Fringe). Regional: ...Spelling Bee
(Chip Tolentino), The Fantasticks
(Matt),The King and I
(Chululongkorn). Readings: Bruce Lee: Journey to the West, Honeymoon in Vegas, Shrek the Musical, Tears from Heaven
, and & Allegiance
. Film: Ghost Town, The Mikado Project.
TV: "Fame" (NBC). Ray is also proud to be a part of the IT GETS BETTER BROADWAY campaign (itgetsbetterbroadway.com) and is also co-producing a new webisode called THANK YOU...NEXT
. For more information, please visit www.raymondjlee.com
JANINE DIVITA (Passenger, u/s Reno Sweeney).
(Rizzo). 1st National: Young Frankenstein
(Elizabeth). Off-Bway: Roadside
(Penelope/ATA). Regional: Grey Gardens
(Little Edie/ PCS), Sophisticated Ladies
(Terri/ Arena Stage), Oliver! (Nancy/ Walnut Street/ Barrymore Nom.). U of Michigan grad. Thanks, AG team! www.janinedivita.com
KATHLEEN MARSHALL (Director/Choreographer). Kathleen Marshall directed and choreographed the most recent Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Grease, The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction) starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Wonderful Town (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction). She directed and choreographed the Disney/ABC tele-pic, Once Upon A Mattress, starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett, and choreographed their previous tele-pic, The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick (Emmy nomination). She choreographed the Broadway productions of Boeing Boeing, Little Shop Of Horrors, Follies (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), Ring Round The Moon(Lincoln Center Theater), 1776 (Roundabout) and Swinging On A Star (Drama Desk nomination), as well as the West End revival of Kiss Me, Kate (Olivier Award nomination). She is an Artistic Associate of City Center Encores!, where she was the Artistic Director for four seasons. For Encores!, she directed and choreographed Applause, 70 Girls 70, House Of Flowers, Carnival, Hair, Wonderful Town and Babes In Arms and co-conceived and staged the Broadway Bash concert. She also choreographed the Encores!productions of L'il Abner, The Boys From Syracuse, Dubarry Was A Lady and Call Me Madam. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, she directed and choreographed Two Gentlemen Of Verona and for Second Stage Theatre, she directed and choreographed Saturday Night, the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim's first musical. Her national tours include Kiss Me, Kate, Sunset Boulevard starring Petula Clark and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music Of The Night. Other credits include Violet (Playwrights Horizons), As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept.) and Time And Again (Old Globe Theatre). For the Library of Congress, she directed a 70th Birthday Celebration for Stephen Sondheim and she has staged tributes to Jason Robards, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin for the Kennedy Center Honors. She served as assistant choreographer to her brother, Rob Marshall, on the Broadway productions of Kiss Of The Spider Woman, She Loves Me and Damn Yankees. She is the Vice President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
The creative team includes ROB FISHER (Musical Director) and DAVID CHASE (Dance Arranger). The design team includes DEREK MCLANE (Sets), MARTIN PAKLEDINAZ (Costumes), PETER KACZOROWSKI (Lights) and BRIAN RONAN (Sound).