Matthew 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 and The Philanthropist. Films include: Deck the Halls, 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 Night We Never Met, The Lion King (voice of Simba), Infinity (directed by Mr. Broderick and written by his mother Patricia Broderick), The Cable Guy, Addicted to Love, Godzilla, Inspector Gadget, Election, You Can Count on Me, The Good Boy (the voice of Hubble), The Last Shot, The Stepford Wives, Marie and Bruce, Strangers with Candy, 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, The Tale of Despereaux, Wonderful World, and Tower Heist.
Jessie joins the company directly from The Mystery of Edwin Drood where she played the role of Janet Conover/Helena Landless. Jessie also recently appeared in Carousel (Carrie Pipperidge) with the New York Philharmonic. She made her Broadway debut last season as Melinda Wells in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, receiving Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations. She also appeared as Cinderella in Shakespeare in the Park's Into the Woods. Her regional credits include Animal Crackers, A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Amalia in She Loves Me (Writers' Theatre); Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre); Esther in Meet Me in St. Louis (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Henry IV Parts 1&2 (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre/RSC).
Estelle Parsons started her musical career in Happy Hunting with Ethel Merman. She played Mrs. Peachum to Lotte Lenya’s Jenny in Threepenny Opera, Widow Begbick in the American premiere ofMahagonny and the nursemaid Ruth in Joseph Papp’s Pirates of Penzance co-starring with Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline. She was most recently seen on Broadway in Good People by David Lindsay Abaire and August; Osage County with which she also toured for a year around the country, and co-starred in Deathtrap with Simon Russell Beale, in London’s West End. She won an Academy Award® for Bonnie and Clyde and played Roseanne’s mother on that sitcom for ten years. Estelle Parsons was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004.
WINNER: Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Judy Kaye has been a star of the theatre for over 40 years. Phantom of the Opera (Tony Award®), Mamma Mia (Tony® Nomination), Ragtime (LA Ovation Award), On the 20th Century, Souvenir (Tony® Nomination), Grease, Sweeney Todd and The Pajama Game are just some of her credits. She recently starred as Mrs. Madrigal in the new musical Tales of the City at A.C.T in San Francisco and in Saving Aimee in Seattle. Ms. Kaye has sung with major orchestras around the world and recorded numerous albums, both cast and solo. She has sung in concert, opera and cabaret and twice at the White House. She has recorded all of Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mystery Series for Random House Audio of which V Is For Vengeance is the latest. For more visit www.JudyKaye.com.
In 50 years as an actor, John has appeared on Broadway in Annie with Sarah Jessica Parker, Annie Get Your Gun with Reba and Juno at Encores! London saw him in The Caine Mutiny with Charlton Heston and he has performed in regional theatres from San Francisco to Baltimore. Moviegoers will remember him as Painless in M*A*S*H and in Star Trek 4&6. His first screen kiss was with Elizabeth Taylor. On TV he is remembered for Sgt. Enright in McMillan & Wife with Rock Hudson and numerous guest appearances.
Broadway: Lend Me A Tenor (Diana); Urinetown (Hope Cladwell, originated – Tony® nomination, Best Leading Actress in a Musical); Footloose (Ariel Moore, originated); Wicked (Glinda, first replacement). Off-Broadway: Jenny in Lincoln Center’s recent production of Company; Little Fish; Urinetown. She has had the pleasure of doing several concerts with ENCORES! productions at City Center and has sung with symphonies across the country and Europe. Television/film: “Law & Order SVU,” “Person of Interest,” Company, Construction. Graduate: The University of Michigan, B.F.A. Musical Theatre.
Chris Sullivan made his 2010 Broadway debut as Jim Taylor in Lombardi and he just finished a run as Amos Hart in Chicago the Musical. Sullivan's regional credits include The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Hairy Ape, The Mystery of Irma Vep and Tony Kushner's The Illusion (Chicago). Defending the Caveman (Nat. Tour). He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Sully is also a photographer and a singer/songwriter. None of this is possible without the support of his family and "Sweetie."
Broadway: Grease (Marty), Chicago (Mona), Wedding Singer (Donatella), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Violet). Off-Broadway/NYMF: Play It Cool (Lena), Tour De Fierce (starring as Broadway Doll). National Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie, 1st Nat'l), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake u/s), Starlight Express (Pearl). Regional: Chicago (Roxie). Gratitude must go out to Kathleen, Jay Binder, Professional Artists, BBS, and my beloved friends. So much love to the amazing Hurder and Alves family, and to the love of my life, Clyde.
Broadway: The Music Man (Zaneeta), Oklahoma!, Hairspray (u/s Amber), Cry-Baby (u/s Allison), Shrek, Promises, Promises (Miss Della Hoya), How To Succeed… (u/s Rosemary). National tour: Hairspray (u/s Penny). TV: ABC/Disney’s The Music Man (Zaneeta). Love to The Mine, my family and my Jeremy!
Broadway/NYC: Anything Goes, Wicked, Hairspray, Oklahoma!, The Music Man (Tommy Djilas, 2000 Astaire Award winner), Altar Boyz (Juan), Bells Are Ringing, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies. TV: Disney’s movie of the week, The Music Man (Tommy Djilas). Tours: A Chorus Line (Mike). Stratford Festival: West Side Story (Action). Enjoy!
Kaitlyn Davidson thinks "’S Wonderful" she is making her Broadway debut! Many thanks to the creative team, Binder, DGRW, her teachers, cast, amazing friends and family, her loving parents, and sweet T. Graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and proud AEA member. www.kaitlyn-davidson.com.
Credits: dance captain for Billy Elliot (2nd Nat'l), Movin' Out (1st Nat'l), Saturday Night Fever (Nat'l Tour). ASM, associate choreographer and dance captain for Spring Awakening (B'way, 1st Nat'l, Vienna). Alumni of North Carolina School of the Arts. Many thanks to my loving family and my beautiful wife.
Paloma Garcie-Lee comes direct from the The Phantom of the Opera where she made her Broadway debut at the age of 17! Endless thanks to my incredible parents. Life works in amazing ways. www.palomagarcialee.com @PGarciaLee
Broadway: How To Succeed *(2011), Addams Family*, Guys & Dolls (2009), Young Frankenstein*, Wicked, Urban Cowboy*. National tours – Movin’ Out*, Wicked* (Chicago), Copacabana*, Footloose. City Center Encores!. Various film/TV/industrial credits. Proud member of Actors Equity and grateful for the family of the Broadway community.
Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Ragtime, 9 to 5, Curtains, All Shook Up, Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma, Kiss Me, Kate, 1776, King David, A Christmas Carol, Les Misérables. Regional: Over 100 productions. TV/film: “Law & Order" (all), The Producers, Peggy Sue Got Married. Editorial cartoonist - Riverdale Press.
Broadway: Anything Goes, Promises, Promises, A Chorus Line (Don), Wicked. Other: Damn Yankees (Encores!), On the Town (Encores!), The Most Happy Fella (NYC Opera). National Tours: Cats, Sweet Charity. Film/TV: My Week With Marilyn, HBO Pilot “The Miraculous Year.” Thanks to my beautiful family and friends for all their support!
Broadway: 12 shows including original companies of La Cage Aux Folles, The Secret Garden, Victor/ Victoria, The Producers and The Drowsy Chaperone. Film and TV: “Law and Order: SVU” and “Criminal Intent,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” The Producers, Calling it Quits and Confessions of a Shopaholic. 2006 inductee into Buddy Holly Walk of Fame.
Broadway: How To Succeed..., The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies (2001 Revival). Off-Broadway: Saturday Night, Summer of ’42. Tours: Happy Days, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Regional: Radio Girl (Goodspeed), Singin’ In The Rain (Ogunquit), Marty (Huntington). Film: New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Audrey, Contradiction of the Heart. TV: “Numb3rs,” “Night Stalker.”
Broadway: Chaplin (Lita Grey, Oona u/s), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. Off-Broadway: The City Club. Workshop: Little Dancer (Delphine, dir. Susan Stroman). Television: TV Land Awards, Boardwalk Empire. Dance: Boston Ballet, James Sewell Ballet. Love to my family, MSA and Binder Casting! www.emilytyra.com, @emilytyra