F. MURRAY ABRAHAM (Ira Drew)
Macy’s Santa, Street Theatre, Live Soaps, Musical Comedy, plays by Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Molière, Pirandello, Rostand, Girodeaux, Brecht, Beckett, Pinter, Miller, O’Neill, Mamet, Guare, Kushner, Coen. Films: Grand Budapest Hotel, Inside Llewyn Davis, Scarface, Amadeus, Name of the Rose, The Ritz and many European films. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Louie,” “Homeland.” He has narrated symphony orchestras worldwide and for PBS. Awards: 2 Obies, Golden Globe, Academy Award, Gielgud Award, The Moscow Art Theatre Award for Excellence, and has done more of Terrence’s plays than any other actor. His book on Midsummer Night’s Dream is published by Faber and Faber.
MATTHEW BRODERICK (Peter Austin)
Broderick made his stage debut at 17 in Horton Foote’s On Valentine’s Day opposite his father, James Broderick. Off-Broadway: Torch Song Trilogy (OCC, Villager Award), The Widow Claire. Broadway: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Tony®, OCC, Theatre World awards), Biloxi Blues, How to Succeed in Business… (Tony®, DD, OCC awards), Night Must Fall, Taller Than a Dwarf, The Producers (Tony®, DD, OCC nominations), Roundabout’s The Foreigner, The Philanthropist and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Films include: Max Dugan Returns, WarGames, 1918, On Valentine’s Day, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Project X, Ladyhawke, Biloxi Blues, Glory, Family Business, The Freshman, The Lion King, Infinity (directed by Mr. Broderick and written by his mother Patricia Broderick), The Cable Guy, Addicted to Love, Inspector Gadget, Election, You Can Count on Me, The Last Shot, Marie and Bruce, Strangers with Candy, Wonderful World and the film adaptation of The Producers. TV: “The Music Man” on ABC and “Master Harold and the Boys” on Showtime. He also starred in Bee Movie, Then She Found Me, Finding Amanda and Tower Heist. He will soon be seen in Neil LaBute’s Dirty Weekend, The American Side and the Untitled Warren Beatty Project.
STOCKARD CHANNING (Virginia Noyes)
Channing was most recently seen on Broadway in Other Desert Cities, for which she garnered a Tony® nomination. Receiving the Tony® Award for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, she is also Tony®-nominated for her roles in 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 a Drama League Award, an Obie Award and an Olivier nomination, and was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award reprising her role for the 1993 film version. Other stage credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Little Foxes, Hapgood, Woman in Mind (for which she won a Drama Desk Award), The Rink, The Golden Age, They’re Playing Our Song and Love Letters. With a total of 13 Emmy nominations and three Emmy Awards, including those for her television roles in “The West Wing” and “The Matthew Shepard Story,” she is currently seen in a recurring role on “The Good Wife.” On the big screen, Stockard Channing received a London Film Critics Circle Award and an AFI Best Actress nomination for The Business of Strangers. Among her other films are Woody Allen’s Anything Else, Practical Magic, The First Wives Club, Moll Flanders, Up Close & Personal, Smoke and Grease, earning a People’s Choice Award for her performance as bad girl Rizzo.
RUPERT GRINT (Frank Finger)
Rupert Grint is a British actor best known for his portrayal of Ron Weasley in the adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed Harry Potter (2001-2011) film series. He has since gone on to appear in a number of films including the indie thriller Cherrybomb (2009), the hitman comedy Wild Target (2009), the war drama Into the White (2012), CBGB (2013), Charlie Countrymen (2013) and Postman Pat: The Movie (2014). Rupert recently finished on London’s West End stage in Mojo alongside Danny Mays and Ben Whishaw, which saw him scoop Best London Newcomer at the acclaimed WhatsOnStage Awards.
NATHAN LANE (James Wicker)
Lane most recently appeared on Broadway in The Nance, for which he received Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award, and at the Goodman Theater in Chicago as Hickey in the Robert Falls production of The Iceman Cometh which will be presented at BAM in 2015. He made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), followed by Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony® nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Olivier Award), The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off Broadway: (1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance) The Common Pursuit, The Film Society, The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award), Bad Habits, Dedication, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Trumbo, Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, She Stoops to Conquer, In a Pig’s Valise, Love, Do Re Mi. Television: Most recently recurring on “The Good Wife” and “Modern Family” (Six Primetime Emmy nominations, Two Daytime Emmy Awards, and a People’s Choice Award). Over 35 films including: The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards), Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Mousehunt, Jeffrey, The Lion King, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Ensemble Acting Award), The Producers (Golden Globe nomination), Swing Vote, Mirror Mirror, The English Teacher. In 2006 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
MEGAN MULLALLY (Julia Budder)
Broadway: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Grease, Young Frankenstein. Off-Broadway: Carnegie Hall production of Guys And Dolls (Adelaide with Nathan Lane and Jack O’Brien), Annapurna (with husband Nick Offerman). Television includes: “Will & Grace” (2 Emmy Awards, 4 SAG Awards, 5 Golden Globe Nominations), “Parks And Recreation”, “Childrens Hospital”, “Party Down”, “Web Therapy”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “30 Rock”. Recent film work: Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Kings Of Summer; Ernest & Celestine; Smashed; Trouble Dolls; Somebody Up There Likes Me; GBF.
MICAH STOCK (Gus P. Head)
Broadway Debut. Off-Broadway: World Premiere of Terrence McNally’s And Away We Go (The Pearl). Regional: Sundance Theatre Lab, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film: King Kelly (Official Selection: SXSW, Puchon Film Festivals). TV: “Pan Am”, “Law & Order: SVU”, and a recurring role on NBC’s “Deception”. Education: BFA, SUNY Purchase Conservatory.
BEN HOLLANDSWORTH (Standby Frank Finger, Gus P. Head)
Off-Broadway: I’m Pretty F’d Up (Clubbed Thumb), Little Journey (Mint Theater Company), Monstrosity by Lucy Thurber (13P). Appeared with Playwrights Realm, Roundabout Theatre Company, MTC, Keen Company. Regional: ATL; Humana Festival, Hartford Theatre Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Dorset TF. TV: “Law & Order SVU”, “Blue Bloods”, “The Big C”, “A Gifted Man”.
ISABEL KEATING (Standby Julia Budder, Virginia Noyes)
Broadway: Tony® nominee & Drama Desk winner, The Boy from Oz opposite Hugh Jackman; Enchanted April; Hairspray (without Harvey Fierstein); Julie Taymor’s Spider-Man (original cast). Other theatre: a “small handful” including, coincidentally, Theresa Rebeck; Amy Herzog; Annie Baker; Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink (Helen Hayes Award); and, now, Terrence McNally.
BOB STILLMAN (Standby Ira Drew/Peter Austin/James Wicker)
Broadway: Dirty Blonde (Tony® nom.), Grey Gardens, Act One, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Souvenir, Grand Hotel, Legs Diamond. Off- Broadway: Civil War Christmas, Hello Again (Drama Desk nom.), Saturn Returns, The Last Session. Regional: 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Candide. TV: “Good Wife,” “Law & Order.”