Apologia

Who's Who

STOCKARD CHANNING (Kristin Miller) was most recently seen on London’s West End in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia. Before that, she was seen on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s smash hit It’s Only A Play. Channing has received eight Tony Award nominations for her roles in Other Desert Cities, Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, for which she also received an Olivier nomination and an Obie Award, and was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award reprising her role for the 1993 film version. She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Other stage credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Little Foxes, Hapgood (nominated for Drama Desk Award), Woman in Mind (for which she won a Drama Desk Award), The Rink, The Golden Age, They’re Playing Our Song and the original off-Broadway production of Love Letters. In London, she has appeared at The Riverside Studios in Exonerated and she was last seen at the Almeida in Awake and Sing. Channing has received a total of 13 Emmy nominations and won three Emmy Awards, including those for her television roles in The West Wing and The Matthew Shepard Story, both of which she also received Screen Actors Guild Awards. Channing has been nominated for a total of 11 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also starred in Joan Rivers’ The Girl Most Likely To and The Baby Dance for which she was nominated for another Golden Globe Award. She was most recently seen in a recurring role on The Good Wife. On the big screen Channing has appeared in Mike Nichols’ The Fortune, Practical Magic, The First Wives Club, Moll Flanders, Up Close & Personal, Smoke and Grease, earning a People’s Choice Award for her performance as Rizzo. Stockard Channing received a London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year and an AFI Best Actress nomination for The Business of Strangers.
 
HUGH DANCY (Peter and Simon) is recognized for his role as “Will Graham” in the critically-praised series “Hannibal” on NBC, which earned him a nomination for a 2016 Critic’s Choice Award. In film, Hugh starred in Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria opposite Felicity Jones and Maggie Gyllenhaal; Martha Marcy May Marlene directed by Sean Durkin; Adam directed by Max Mayer; Confessions of a Shopaholic opposite Isla Fisher and Beyond the Gates opposite John Hurt. He appeared in the Broadway productions of Journey’s End, Venus In Fur and in The Pride at the Lucille Lortel Theater. For television he starred in the miniseries “Daniel Deronda,” “Elizabeth 1” and “Deadline Gallipoli.” Most recently Hugh played Cal on the critically acclaimed Hulu series, “The Path,” opposite Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. He can next be seen in Nisha Ganatra’s upcoming feature, Late Night opposite writer and co-star Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.
 
MEGALYN ECHIKUNWOKE (Claire) can be seen starring in Universal’s Night School, opposite Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and recently finished production on the upcoming film, Late Night, opposite Emma Thompson, Amy Ryan, Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow. Recently, she was seen as the lead in Netflix’s Step Sisters. Megalyn may be best known as the love interest to Don Cheadle’s character in Showtime’s “House of Lies” and her starring role in CBS Film’s Damsels in Distress, opposite Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton and Adam Brody. Past films includes: The Meddler opposite Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons, Electric Slide with Jim Sturgess, A Good Day to Die Hard opposite Bruce Willis. Past television includes: “Damien” (A&E), “The Following” (FOX), “Mind Games” (ABC).
 
TALENE MONAHON (Trudi) Roundabout: Bobbie Clearly. New York: Log Cabin (Playwrights Horizons), The Government Inspector (Red Bull), Tell Hector I Miss Him (The Atlantic), Permission (MCC), Alligator (New Georges/Sol Project), Widower’s Houses (Gingold), The Wild Party (Encores! Off-Center), and Here’s Hoover! (Les Freres Corbusier). Talene originated roles in the world premieres of Confederacy of Dunces (Huntington Theater Company) and Hollywood (La Jolla Playhouse). Playwright: How to Load a Musket (Cape Cod Theater Project) and All in Good Fun (Peterborough Players). B.A. Dartmouth College.
 
JOHN TILLINGER (Hugh) was born in Iran, educated in Britain and after attending the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, joined the Nottingham Playhouse where his alumni included Margaret Tyzack, John Neville, Judi Dench and Michael Williams. He appeared for a year in the musical Robert and Elizabeth in the West End as well as a number of television shows. He thereupon joined his family who had emigrated to the United States. Three weeks after his arrival he made his debut on Broadway in How’s the World Treating You. He then gave an appalling performance as Sandy in the revival of Hay Fever and showed the Fully Monty in The Changing Room at the Morosco Theatre before joining Stockard Channing, Jim Dale and Joanna Gleason in the Roundabout production of Joe Egg. He served as Dramaturg at Long Wharf Theatre for 25 years where he began directing many plays. His productions of Joe Orton plays were met some success in New York. He directed the world premieres of Terrence McNally’s Lisbon Traviata, Lips Together Teeth Apart, A Perfect Ganesh, A.R Gurney’s Sylvia, Love Letters and Perfect Party amongst others, Arthur Miller’s Last Yankee and Broken Glass as well as The Price for the Roundabout with Eli Wallach. He also directed the American Premieres of Alan Ayckbourn's House/Garden and Comic Potential. This production marks his long un-awaited return to the boards.
 
ALEXI KAYE CAMPBELL (Playwright) is a playwright and scriptwriter. His play The Pride was first performed at The Royal Court Theatre in London in a production directed by Jamie Lloyd. It was awarded the Critics Circle Prize for Most Promising Playwright, the John Whiting Award for Best New Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. The play transferred to New York in a production directed by Joe Mantello at MCC Theatre. It was later revived in London’s West End. His play Apologia premiered at The Bush Theatre in London and was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best New Play and the John Whiting Award. It recently ran on the West End in an acclaimed revival starring Stockard Channing, directed by Jamie Lloyd. His other plays include The Faith Machine (Royal Court Theatre), Bracken Moor (Tricycle Theatre, London), and Sunset at the Villa Thalia (Royal National Theatre). His first film, Woman in Gold, starred Helen Mirren.
 
DANIEL AUKIN (Director). Daniel Aukin’s recent work includes Dan Lefranc's Rancho Viejo, the Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love (MTC), Melissa James Gibson’s Placebo (Playwrights’ Horizons), The Fortress of Solitude (Dallas Theater Center & The Public Theatre), Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews (Roundabout), Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes With America (The Atlantic), Sam Shepard’s Heartless (Signature), Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theatre), Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One (Soho Rep), Itamar Moses’ Back Back Back (MTC), Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge (Arena Stage) and Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine (La Jolla Playhouse). As Artistic Director of Soho Rep (1998-2006) premieres of new work include Mark Schultz’s Everything Will Be Different, Melissa James Gibson’s Suitcase and [sic], Mac Wellman’s Cat’s-Paw, Quincy Long’s The Year Of The Baby and Maria Irene Fornes’ Molly’s Dream.
 
DANE LAFFREY (Set Design). Broadway: Once On This Island (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Spring AwakeningFool For Love. Roundabout: Bad Jews, Tigers Be Still. Recent off-Broadway work at Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theatre, Second Stage, Atlantic, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, New Group, B.A.M. Harvey. Regional work at Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Geffen Playhouse, The Old Globe, Huntington, Williamstown among many others. 2017 OBIE Award for sustained excellence in set and costume design; 5 ATW Henry Hewes nominations.
 
ANITA YAVICH (Costume Design). Broadway: Fool for Love, Venus in Fur, Chinglish, Anna in the Tropics. NYC: Oedipus El Rey (NYSF); The View Upstairs (Lynn Redgrave Theater); The Legend of Georgia McBride, Coraline, The Wooden Breeks (MCC); Nathan the Wise, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Orlando, New Jerusalem, and Texts for Nothing (CSC); Big Love, Kung Fu, Golden Child, Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature); The Oldest Boy (LCT); The Explorers Club (MTC). Opera: Aida (SF Opera) Cyrano de Bergerac (La Scala, MET, Royal Opera); Les Troyens (MET). Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk Awards.
 
BRADLEY KING (Lighting Design). Broadway: Bernhardt/HamletThe Great Comet (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC awards). Recent NYC: Apologia (Roundabout), The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel nom.), Animal (Atlantic), Hadestown (NYTW, Drama Desk nom.), Preludes (LCT3), The Black Crook (Abrons), Empanada Loca (LAByrinth, Drama Desk nom.). Regional: Alley Theatre, A.R.T., Berkeley Rep, Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, The Old Globe, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Upcoming: Hadestown at the National Theatre London. MFA, NYU. Proud member of USA829. Bradleykingld.com
 
RYAN RUMERY (Original Music & Sound Design) is a musician, composer, and producer. His music is in the films The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort(Washington Post), Afghan Cycles (Brooklyn Film Festival), Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca), How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can't Change) (HBO) and City of Gold (Sundance). Rumery recently received the Obie for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design and Composition, and was a selected composer for the Sundance Institute of Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound.
 
TOM WATSON (Hair & Wig Design) headed the wig/makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera for 17 years. He has designed more than 80 Broadway productions. Including: WickedRock of AgesThe Addams Family, The King & I (LCT & Tour), Therese Raquin, Fiddler on the Roof, Oslo (LCT & London), Falsettos, The Little Foxes, Junk (LCT), The Parisian Woman, My Fair Lady and most recently, King Kong. 
 
BEN FUREY (Dialect Coach). Roundabout Off-Broadway includes: The Last Match, If There Is…, The Language Archive. Broadway includes: The Nap, Michael Moore…, Curious Incident…, The Last Ship, MatildaBilly Elliot. Off-Broadway productions at: MTC, Atlantic, Barrow Street, Signature. National tours include: Curious Incident, Gentlemen’s Guide…, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Spamalot. Regional/international includes: Williamstown, Hartford Stage, Guthrie, Two River, Gate (Dublin). Film/TV includes: Lost City of Z, “Elementary.”