ANDREW GARFIELDPrior Walter
ANDREW GARFIELD (Prior Walter) is an Academy Award®-nominated actor who captivates global audiences with his transformative performances spanning feature films and notable theatre productions. He continues to evolve his body of work in powerful roles and compelling narratives. He was recently seen on stage once again in the National Theatre’s production of Angels in America directed by Tony Award®-winning Marianne Elliott. He played Prior Walter, alongside Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey. This fall, Garfield starred in Andy Serkis’ drama Breathe, based on the true story of the handsome, brilliant and adventurous Robin Cavendish (Garfield). Said to only have three months to live after being diagnosed with polio at the age of 28, Robin became a medical miracle and a champion for the disabled as he defied the odds stacked against him and lived until the age of 64. Co-starring Claire Foy, Tom Hollander and Hugh Bonneville, the film, distributed by Bleecker Street and Participant Media, opened in limited release on October 13th. Garfield will soon be seen as the star of the modern noir crime thriller Under the Silver Lake. Set in the underbelly of Silver Lake, California, the film follows an eccentric man who becomes obsessed with the disappearance of his neighbor and the murder of another man. The film is written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and will be distributed by A24 in 2018. In 2016, Garfield appeared on the big screen in Mel Gibson’s Academy Award®-nominated World War II epic, Hacksaw Ridge. Based on a true story, Garfield plays U.S. Army medic Desmond T. Doss, who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman for single-handedly saving the lives of over 75 of his comrades while simultaneously under constant enemy fire during the brutal Battle of Okinawa. The film, which co-starred Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Brenda Griffiths and Teresa Palmer, was released by Lionsgate on November 4th, 2016. Garfield’s critically acclaimed performance earned him lead actor nominations at the Academy Awards®, Golden Globe Awards®, Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTA Awards. Garfield also starred in Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the literary classic Silence, distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film tells a story of young 17th-century Jesuit missionaries who were persecuted during their search for a priest who had forsaken his faith. The film also starred Liam Neeson and Adam Driver. Additional film credits include: Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which combined grossed over 1.5 billion at the box-office; Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes opposite Michael Shannon and Laura Dern; David Fincher’s The Social Network, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Supporting Actor; Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan; Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus; Spike Jonze’s robot love story I’m Here; Robert Redford’s Lions For Lambs; Julian Jarrold’s Red Riding Trilogy – 1974; and John Crowley’s Boy A, for which he earned BAFTA’s Best Actor Award in 2008. Garfield made his Broadway debut in 2012 in the revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death Of A Salesman, opposite Phillip Seymour-Hoffman and directed by Mike Nichols. His portrayal of Biff Loman earned him a Tony® nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
NATHAN LANERoy M. Cohn
NATHAN LANE (Roy M. Cohn) most recently appeared as Roy Cohn in the National Theater production in London. He last appeared on Broadway in the hit revival of The Front Page for which he was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. Broadway: It’s Only a Play; The Nance (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award); The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination); November; Butley; The Odd Couple; The Frogs; The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier awards); The Man Who Came to Dinner; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards); Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards); Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Guys And Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk And Outer Critics Circle awards); On Borrowed Time; Some Americans Abroad; Wind In The Willows; Merlin; Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination); Hickey in The Iceman Cometh at BAM (Monte Cristo Award From The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center). Off-Broadway: (1992 Obie Award For Sustained Excellence of 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 or the Stuff of Dreams (Drama Desk nomination); Mizlansky/Zilinsky or “Schmucks”; 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; White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: and Do Re Mi at Encores. Recent TV includes “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” as F. Lee Bailey, and recurring roles on “Modern Family” and “The Good Wife.” He has received six Primetime Emmy nominations, two Daytime Emmy Awards and the People’s Choice Award. He has appeared in more than 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 Award); The Producers (Golden Globe nomination); Swing Vote; Mirror, Mirror; Carrie Pilby; No Pay, Nudity; and The Vanishing of Sidney Hall. 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.
SUSAN BROWNHannah Pitt
SUSAN BROWN’s (Hannah Pitt) numerous stage credits include Husbands & Sons, Harper Regan, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Playing With Fire, Henry IV parts one and two and Cardiff East (all for the National Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Easter, Bad Weather (all for the Royal Shakespeare Company), If You Don’t Let Us Dream We Won’t Let You Sleep, Goodbye To All That, Road, Shirley, Downfall, Gibraltar Strait, and Seagulls, (all for the Royal Court Theatre).Good People (Noël Coward Theatre), Julius Caesar (Donmar at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York), Making Noise Quietly, The Wild Duck (both for the Donmar Warehouse). Extensive television credits include “Broadchurch,” “Prime Suspect,” “Torchwood,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Call The Midwife,” “Silent Witness,” “Game of Thrones” playing Septa Mordane. Film includes: Belle, Now is Good, The Iron Lady, Brideshead Revisited, Hope and Glory.
DENISE GOUGHHarper Pitt
DENISE GOUGH (Harper Pitt). Irish actress Denise Gough made headlines dominating column inches last year starring in Duncan MacMillan’s award-winning play, People Places and Things, which earned her an Olivier Award and a Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress. Her central performance, hailed as a ‘tour de force’, united critics who heaped praise on her harrowing portrayal of a young addict in rehab. It’s a role that firmly positioned Denise as one of the most promising actors of her generation. The play, directed by Jeremy Herrin, transferred from the National Theatre to the West End Wyndham’s Theatre. It fast became the hottest ticket in town, so much so that it transferred to New York at St Ann’s Warehouse running for an extended period from October 19 to December 3. This year, Denise has starred in multiple projects on stage and screen. She returned to the National Theatre in a new production of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play Angels in America. Denise recently finished shooting new feature film Colette, alongside Keira Knightley and Dominic West. The film directed by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) tells the true story of Colette, one of France’s leading female writers in the 1900s. The film explores the complex relationship between Colette and her husband Willy Gauthier-Villars, a celebrated Parisian wit, critic and man about town. Also coming up for Denise is Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King. The picture follows a band of kids who embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace. Also starring Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson, it is set to be released on 28th September 2018. Denise will also feature in Jesse Peretz’s musical comedy Juliet, Naked, starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. Denise has recently starred as the title lead in a new BBC Two thriller, “Paula.” Created by playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson in his first original television series, the revenge thriller follows the fallout in a young chemistry teacher’s life after a one-night stand. Directed by Alex Holmes, “Paula” is a four part 60-minute drama. This year, Denise was also seen in John Ridley’s six part mini-series “Guerrilla” for ShowTime (USA) and Sky Atlantic (UK). The political drama set in 1970s London follows a couple as they free a political prisoner, start an underground cell and target the Black Power Desk, a secretive counter-intelligence agency that attempted to prevent black activism. The cast includes executive producer Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Rory Kinnear. Denise also took a small role in BBC Two drama “Apple Tree Yard,” an adaptation of Louise Doughty’s best-selling psychological thriller, written by Amanda Coe and starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin. Also upcoming, Denise stars alongside Andrew Scott in Simon Fellows’ feature film, Steel Country. The film follows a small-town truck driver who turns detective when a young boy is found dead in a sleepy part of Western Pennsylvania. His investigations turn into an obsession to prove the boy has been murdered, leading to harrowing consequences. Denise’s multi-award-winning stage career is possibly her most impressive achievement to date. 2014 proved to be a pivotal year, as Denise starred in two highly successful productions. Starring alongside Gemma Arterton, Denise played the Cardinal’s mistress ‘Julia’ in Dominic Dromgoole’s production of The Duchess of Malfi, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre. At The Royal Court, Denise starred in a production of Adler and Gibb, a high concept satire on the cult of the artist. Under Tim Crouch’s direction, Denise received rave reviews for her portrayal of student lecturer ‘Louise’. In 2012, her performance in the Lyric Hammersmith’s production of Desire Under the Elms saw her win the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards. Denise also earned a nomination for an Evening Standard Theatre Awards Outstanding Newcomer for her portrayal of Annie, in the Bush Theatre’s production of Our New Girl starring as an Irish nanny with a jealous envy for her host family. Denise’s other theatre credits include The Arcola’s production of The Painter, Conor McPherson’s The Birds, The Royal Court’s Oh Go My Man and the RSC’s production of Ahasverus. Other theatre credits include The Plough and the Stars, The Birds at the Gate in Dublin, The Grouch at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Someone Else’s Shoes at Soho Everything is Illuminated at Hampstead, The Kindness of Strangers at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Robbers at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at Trafalgar Studios, Six Characters in Search of an Author at the Chichester Festival Theatre and As You Like it and By the Bog of Cats at the Wyndham Theatre. Denise’s film credits include Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall and the BAFTA nominated ’71 from director Yann Demange. Other credits include Hollows, Complicit, The Kid, Desire and Lecture 21. Her television credits include series three of the hugely popular and BAFTA nominated BBC drama, “The Fall” starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan and Sky’s hit comedy “Stella.” Her other credits include Neil Gaimen’s Likely Stories from director Iain Forsyth, What Remains, Cuffs, New Tricks, Musketeers, Titanic: Blood and Steel, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness, Tom Hurndall, Messiah V, The Commander, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Tell Me Lies and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man. Outside of her theatrical career, Denise has been an enthusiastic supporter of ERA (The Equal Representation for Actresses) a collective of actresses that want to see women represented on screen, in television and theatre in equal measures the men.
BETH MALONEThe Angel
BETH MALONE (The Angel) was nominated for a 2015 Tony Award and Grammy for her game-changing role of “Alison” in Fun Home. Malone most recently starred as the titular character in the world premiere of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, directed by Kathleen Marshall at the MUNY. She originated the role of “June Carter Cash” in Ring of Fire on Broadway, as well as the roles of “Betty Jean” in The Marvelous Wonderettes and “Alison” in Bingo off-Broadway. Other Off-Broadway and Regional include Fun Home (The Public Theater), Annie Get Your Gun (CMT) and Sister Act (Alliance Theatre). On film, Malone can be seen in Taylor Hackford’s The Comedian, co-starring opposite Robert DeNiro and Edie Falco. Other film credits include Hick with Eddie Redmayne, Twist of Faith, The Interview, and the upcoming Brittany Runs A Marathon opposite Jillian Bell. Beth appeared as the recurring character of Claudia Monarch (a surrogate Rachel Maddow) on CBS’ “Braindead.” Other television credits include “Bull,” “The Good Wife,” “Reno 911,” “Judging Amy,” “Laying Low,” “What’s On?,” “One Minute Soaps” and the Fox pilot “Second Nature.” She is the author and star of the critically acclaimed one-woman show Beth Malone: So Far.
JAMES McARDLELouis Ironson
JAMES McARDLE’s (Louis Ironson) previous theatre works include David Hare’s adaptation of Young Chekhov’s Platanov and Ivanov at the National Theatre for which he won the Ian Charleson Award and was nominated in the leading actor category at the Evening Standard Theatre awards alongside a shortlist including Sir Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes and Sir Ian McKellen (The Telegraph). Garnering exceptional reviews across the board for his role of Iothario ‘Platanov’, Paul Taylor (the Independent) cites James to be “the most stunningly gifted performer to have emerged since the advent of Eddie (Redmayne)” in the Rylance era. Prior to this, James received universal acclaim for his title role in James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock, again at the National Theatre, a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival of three new plays about the 15th Century Scottish Kings. James’ further credits for theatre include Macbeth at the Globe, Spur Of The Moment at the Royal Court, The Heart Of Robin Hood for the RSC and a further leading role in the universally acclaimed West End production of Chariots Of Fire. This summer James starred in the heartbreaking, 2 part drama for BBC2 from novelist Patrick Gale, Man In An Orange Shirt, directed by Michael Samuels. Further television credits include Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated The Worricker Trilogy for BBC with Ralph Fiennes and Bill Nighy, the multi-award-winning Appropriate Adult alongside Dominic West and Emily Watson, and the acclaimed “New Worlds” for Channel 4. Straight after finishing his run in Angels in America, James went on to shoot a starring role in The Working Title feature film, Mary Queen Of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, with Saorise Ronan as Mary Stuart. James plays her half-brother, The Earl of Moray. Further feature credits include Michael Winterbottom’s critically acclaimed On The Road which premiered at Berlinale 2017, The Chamber alongside Johannes Kuhnke which premiered at the LFF 2016 as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Private Peaceful and Yann Demange’s 71.
LEE PACEJoseph Pitt
LEE PACE (Joseph Pitt) was last seen on Broadway in Larry Kramer’s seminal, Tony Award-winning play, The Normal Heart. He starred in the Off-Broadway production Small Tragedy, which garnered him an Outstanding Actor Lucille Lortel Award nomination, as well as in the two-character play Guardians for which he was also nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. As a member of Group 30 in Juilliard’s Drama Division, Pace starred in multiple school productions of Romeo & Juliet, Richard II and Julius Caesar. On screen, he was most recently seen in the box office blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy as the intergalactic villain Ronan the Accuser, and in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy as the Elf King Thranduil. On the small screen, Pace is most notable for his starring role in Bryan Fuller’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed series “Pushing Daisies,” for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor. Pace has just wrapped the fourth and final season of AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire.” His breakout role in the Sundance hit Soldier’s Girl earned him a Gotham Award, as well as his first nomination for a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award. The Peabody Award-winning film followed the true story of a transgendered woman dating a U.S. soldier. His other film credits include Doug McGrath’s Truman Capote memoir/biography Infamous opposite Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig; Robert De Niro’s CIA drama The Good Shepherd opposite Matt Damon; visionary director Tarsem Singh’s The Fall, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival; Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day opposite Amy Adams and Frances McDormand; the Tom Ford directorial debut A Single Man opposite Colin Firth and Julianne Moore; Max Winkler’s Ceremony opposite Uma Thurman; Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln; and the nomadic vampire Garrett in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Born in Oklahoma, Pace began his acting career at the Alley Theatre in Houston before training at the Juilliard School.
NATHAN STEWART-JARRETT (Belize). Theatre credits include Angels in America (National Theatre), The Pitchfork Disney (The Arcola), Wig Out (Royal Court Theatre), The History Boys (National Theatre), and Big White Fog (Almeida Theatre). Upcoming film: Vita and Virginia, Benjamin, The Kid Who Would Be King. Additional film credits include The Comedian, Don Hemmingway, War Book, The Face of an Angel, Everyday Performance Artist. Television credits include “Do Not Disturb,” “The Collection,” “Famous in Love,” “Houdini and Doyle,” “Prey,” “Utopia,” and “Misfits.
PATRICK ANDREWSu/s Prior Walter
PATRICK ANDREWS (u/s Prior Walter) is a multidisciplinary artist. Select stage: The Iceman Cometh (BAM/Goodman) with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, dir. Robert Falls; American Buffalo (Steppenwolf/McCarter) with Tracy Letts, dir. Amy Morton; the regional premiere of Red (Goodman/Arena), dir. Robert Falls; Metamorphoses (Lookingglass), dir. Mary Zimmerman; Parade (Writers Theatre), Fosse (National tour), dir. Ann Reinking; and various other regional and world premieres on stages across the country. He is currently developing a new dance theatre work with Martha Clarke and has studied and devised performance at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. Select Film: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (BAMcinemaFest/Netflix), Chicago Code, Chicago Fire. His choreography extends from art galleries to musicals and music videos, from David Cromer’s Cherrywood (Mary Arrchie), working with GLBTQ youth in Queertopia (About Face), and physically and vocally articulating queer-electro-pop music in his band BAATHHAUS with performances ranging from MCA Chicago’s David Bowie Is exhibit to Austin’s queer music festival Stargayzer and various performance and music venues in between. BAATHHAUS album is available on iTunes and Spotify, music videos and more at baathhaus.com. Patrick was named a Top Theatrical Performance of 2012 (The New Yorker), a Chicago GLBTQIA 30 Under 30 by the Windy City Times and is an ensemble member of American Theatre Company, artistic dir. Will Davis; About Face Theatre and a member of the multi-city artist collective GOLDMINE.
GLYNIS BELLu/s Hannah Pitt
GLYNIS BELL (u/s Hannah Pitt) has been acting professionally for more years than she cares to remember. She was a member if John Houseman’s Acting Company with Patti Lupone and Kevin Kline for 2 years. She has performed at regional theatres all over the country including the Repertory Theatre of St Louis, the Cincinnati Playhouse, the Alley Theatre, the Hartford Theaterworks, among numerous others. In addition to numbering 23 of Shakespeare’s plays on her resume, her favorite roles include: Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy, Silda in Other Desert Cities, and Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation. Glynis toured the country with The Vagina Monologues. Among her Broadway credits are: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Therese Raquin; The Winslow Boy; Harvey; Looped; Amadeus; and My Fair Lady. She has also appeared in all three incarnations of “Law and Order.” Glynis is thrilled to be a part of the glorious Angels in America.
AMY BLACKMANu/s Harper Pitt, Angel Shadow
AMY BLACKMAN (u/s Harper Pitt, Angel Shadow) couldn’t be more grateful to be making her Broadway debut with the Angels in America team. Her theatre credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis/Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theater); Macbeth; Love’s Labor’s Lost; The Comedy of Errors; Twelfth Night (The Old Globe); and Titanic (The Muny). She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and MFA from The Old Globe/University of San Diego. Love and thanks to Leonard and family on both sides of the pond.
CURT JAMESu/s Angel Shadow
CURT JAMES (u/s Angel Shadow, Dance Captain) has worked extensively in the UK, New York and globally. Theater credits include, War Horse (West End and US National Tour); Madama Butterfly in London; Perth and Lithuania; Peter Pan (360 Productions); Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick (Aquila Theater NY); Cymbeline as Posthumous (Brick Theater); The Late Henry Moss and Sick! (Almeida Theatre London); Low Life and The Real Man (Blind Summit); Faeries (Royal Opera House London); The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera). TV includes “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “Time After Time” (ABC), “The Blacklist” (NBC), “Sink Swim Sunk” opposite Laura Linney, and “Modern Aliens.”
ROWAN IAN SEAMUS MAGEEAngel Shadow
ROWAN IAN SEAMUS MAGEE (Angel Shadow) is a puppeteer from Troy, NY, making his Broadway debut! He has performed puppetry for Phantom Limb Company, Trusty Sidekick, Dan Hurlin, Hadar Ahuvia, Chris Green, Spencer Lott, Nick Lehane and Robin Frohardt and toured to Egypt, Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Azerbaijan, and across the United States. In New York City, Rowan has performed at BAM Harvey, the Guggenheim, La Mama, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Classic Stage Company, among venues large and small. He’s a co-curator for the Object Movement Festival at West Park Presbyterian Church, an UWS winter residency and spring showcase of experimental puppet artists in NYC. Rowan has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches for Marquis Studios and the Story Pirates. firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK NELSONu/s Roy M. Cohn
MARK NELSON (u/s Roy M. Cohn). Ten Broadway shows. Herr Schultz in Cabaret (Roundabout Theatre, national tour); My Name Is Asher Lev (Lortel nomination); Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Obie Award); Sam Mendes’ The Bridge Project (BAM and The Old Vic). Faculty, Princeton University. This is for the angels I knew: Tony, Jim, Bill, Howard, and Scott.
MATTY OAKSAngel Shadow
MATTY OAKS (Angel Shadow). Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway: Angel Reapers (The Signature, Dir. Martha Clarke); The Tempest (The Public/SITP, Dir. Michael Greif); original Off-Broadway cast of Sleep No More (Punchdrunk) (Winner of the 2011 Drama Desk for Unique Theatrical Experience & 2011 Drama League Nominated Ensemble). New York Theater/Regional: Changers (La Mama, Dir. Spike Jonze); Orchid (Miami). TV: “Gone” (NBC Universal), “Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “VH1- You Oughta Know Live.” MFA in Dance from NYU-Tisch, BS in Bio & Psych from Dickinson College. Bloc Agency. mattyoaks.com. @mattyoaks
GENESIS OLIVERu/s Belize
GENESIS OLIVER (u/s Belize). Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Empathitrax, How To Live On Earth, Everything Is Ours (Colt Coeur); Primal Play (New Georges); 52nd Street Project. Regional: We Are Proud To Present…(Playmaker’s Rep), One Night In Miami…(Baltimore Center Stage), By The Way Meet Vera Stark (Alliance Theatre), Map of Heaven (Denver Center), Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Othello (Seattle Shakespeare Company). Commercials for Citibank, KIA, AT&T & others. National Theatre Conservatory (MFA).
JANE PFITSCHAngel Shadow, u/s The Angel
JANE PFITSCH (Angel Shadow, u/s The Angel). Broadway: Cabaret (2014 Revival), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2008 Revival) and Company (2007 Revival). Off-Broadway: Peer Gynt, Allegro (Classic Stage Company); The 39 Steps (New World Stages); Pumpgirl (MTC). Regional credits include: Huntington Theatre Company (IRNE Nomination), Barrington Stage Company, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Nomination), McCarter Theatre Center, San Jose Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, The Alley Theater, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Capital Repertory Theater, Virginia Stage Company. Film/TV: 27 Dresses and “Elementary.” Member of Ensemble Studio Theater. Training: Vassar College and Brown/Trinity MFA Program.
LEE AARON ROSENu/s Joseph Pitt, Louis Ironson
LEE AARON ROSEN (u/s Joseph Pitt, Louis Ironson, Fight Captain). Broadway: The Big Knife, The Normal Heart. National Tour: Cabaret. Off-Broadway: Indian Ink (Roundabout), Gabriel (Atlantic), The Lady From Dubuque (Signature). Regionally, he has appeared at the Old Globe, the Westport Country Playhouse, the Huntington Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, the Barrington Stage Company, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ford’s Theatre, and the Bucks County Playhouse. TV: “Elementary,” “Limitless,” “The Good Wife,” “The Big C,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Damages,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Film: A Kid Like Jake, Saving Private Ryan, Company K, Sidewalk Traffic. In addition to acting, he has worked on the production of several documentaries, including The Destruction of Memory, R.E.M. by MTV, PBS’s Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, and Extra Innings (currently in production). He has taught classes and workshops to students all around the country, and serves on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Visual Narrative program. He received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.
RON TODOROWSKIAngel Shadow
RON TODOROWSKI (Angel Shadow) is thrilled to be a part of this iconic piece. As a performer Ron has had a diverse career in musical theater, concert and commercial dance. Broadway credits include Cats, Finding Neverland (original cast), Wicked, Come Fly Away (Resident Director of national tour), Guys and Dolls (Brandy Bottle Bates), The Times They Are A Changin, Movin’ Out (Eddie) and Footloose. He starred in London’s West End production and first national tour of Movin’ Out playing the role of Eddie where he received a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor in a musical. Off Broadway and other theater credits include Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Brigadoon at City Center, Chess for the Actor’s Fund with Josh Groban, Barrie Manilow’s Copacabana, Spirit, Cinderella, recent workshops of Something To Dance About – An evening of Jerome Robbins, and the recent Hello, Dolly! revival. Ron has performed all over the world with Twyla Tharp Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, The Parsons Dance Company, Mia Michaels “RAW” and has guested for many others. Some television and film credits include “Saturday Night Live,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” “Tony Awards,” The VMA’s and the feature film Winter’s Tale. As a choreographer he’s created original work for Nate Ruess (music video, Ah-ha!), Holland America, Wayne State University, BC Beat in NYC and was Assistant Choreographer for the Lyric Theater’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as well as Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show, “A New Day.” Thanks to family, friends and my wonderful agent Lucille DiCampli. I dedicate each performance to my love Ryan Sander.
SILVIA VRSKOVAAngel Shadow
SILVIA VRSKOVA (Angel Shadow). From Slovakia. Credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway), Armida, The King and I, Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion’s “A New Day,” Gloria Estefan, Ballet Hispanico, “87th Annual Academy Awards.” Love is all we need!
LUCY YORKAngel Shadow
LUCY YORK (Angel Shadow). Original cast member of Sleep No More in New York. Lucy has danced at the Metropolitan Opera, Bard Summerscape Festival, and the Beacon Theater. A proud alumna of the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she studied acting; her films have been shown at the Brooklyn and Palm Spring International Shortsfest. She has managed and choreographed for her own dance company, York Dance Works, based in Brooklyn. She is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in this incredible play!
TONY KUSHNER’s (Playwright) plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; the musical Caroline, or Change and the opera A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck, both with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He has adapted and translated Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion; S.Y. Ansky’s The Dybbuk; Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the English-language libretto for the opera Brundibár by Hans Krasa. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’ film of Angels in America, and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak; 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony® Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier® Award, an Emmy® Award, two Oscar® nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, among other honors. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.
MARIANNE ELLIOTT (Director) is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions, a new theatre company co-founded in 2016 with producer Chris Harper. Elliott & Harper’s inaugural production, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle by Simon Stephens is running at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End until 6 January 2018. Future productions include a co-production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, opening in November 2017 as a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Catherine Schreiber at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds and Company by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth with Rosalie Craig as Bobbi and Patti LuPone as Joanne. Company opens at the Gielgud Theatre in London in September 2018. Marianne is the first woman in Broadway history to win 2 Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play and was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for 10 years where, most recently, she directed Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Her work for the National Theatre also includes the multi-award winning War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. War Horse, co-directed with Tom Morris, transferred to the West End and Broadway, and has toured the UK and Ireland, two tours of North America, plus runs in Canada, Toronto, Berlin and China. War Horse’s awards include the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. Marianne’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time transferred from the NT to the West End and Broadway, as well as tours of the UK, Ireland and North America; winning Marianne an Olivier and Tony Award for Best Director and the South Bank Show Arts Award. Curious Incident… is currently on an international tour which includes Toronto, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong. At the National Theatre, Marianne also directed Husbands & Sons (a co-production with the Royal Exchange Theatre), Rules for Living, The Light Princess Port, Season’s Greetings, Women Beware Women, All’s Well That Ends Well, Mrs. Affleck, Harper Regan, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), Thérèse Raquin, and Pillars of the Community (Evening Standard Best Director Award) for the NT. She was an Associate Director at the Royal Court, where her productions included Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local. She was previously an Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Nude with Violin, Fast Food, Martin Yesterday, Deep Blue Sea, Mad for It, Poor Superman and I Have Been Here Before. Other theatre includes Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic; Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC and The Little Foxes at the Donmar.
IAN MacNEILScenic Design
IAN MacNEIL (Scenic Design). For the National Theatre, Ian MacNeil has designed Angels in America Parts One and Two, Everyman, Machinal (Critics’ Circle Award – Designer), An Inspector Calls (also West End and international; Olivier and Critic Circle Awards – Designer) and The Amen Corner. For the Royal Court: Far Away (also West End and New York), A Number, Via Dolorosa (also West End and Broadway), Plasticine (Evening Standard Award – Designer) and In Basildon. For the Young Vic: Afore Night Come, Hérge’s Adventures of Tintin, Vernon God Little and A Doll’s House (West End and BAM). For the Almeida: Medea, Festen (West End and Broadway; Evening Standard Award – Designer) and Little Revolution. For DV8: Enter Achilles and Bound to Please. For West End: Billy Elliot the Musical (also Broadway and international; Tony Award – Designer); and for Broadway: Betrayal.
NICKY GILLIBRANDCostume Design
NICKY GILLIBRAND (Costume Design) trained as a fashion textile designer. She works as a costume designer in Theatre and Opera and occasionally as a set designer. Winner of the Gold award for Best Costume Design, Prague Quadrenale 2003 for A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a visiting Professor at University of the Arts London (UAL). Theatre credits: Billy Elliot the Musical (worldwide); Once in a Lifetime, Measure for Measure, The Trial, Public Enemy, Hamlet, Government Inspector, Vernon God Little, Annie Get Your Gun, The Good Soul of Szechuan, King Lear, Six Characters in Search of an Author (Young Vic); Angels in America, Everyman, The Seagull, A Little Night Music, Mother Clapp’s Molly House, Tales from the Vienna Woods set and costumes (National Theatre); Jumpers (National Theatre, West End, Broadway); Powerbook (National Theatre, Paris, Rome); In Basildon (Royal Court Theatre); The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); By the Bog of Cats (West End); Camille set and costumes (Lyric Hammersmith); Proverb (Royal Ballet); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Lupa (RSC). Opera and dance credits: Don Giovanni (dir Richard Jones), La Fanciulla Del West, Rodelinda, The Magic Flute, Cavalleria rusticana /Pagliacci, Don Giovanni (dir Rufus Norris), Turk In Italy, Boris Godunov, Pelleas and Melisande, Peter Grimes (English National Opera); Wind in the Willows (ROH and West End – Olivier nomination Best Costume Design); Anna Nicole (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Boris Godunov, Il Trittico, Anna Nicole,The Gambler, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, (Royal Opera House), Queen of Spades (Royal Opera House, Naples, Geneva); Die Zauberflote (Netherlandse Opera, Festival D’Aix-En-Provence), Rusalka (Copenhagen, Finland); The Fiery Angel (La Monnaie, Brussels); Pelleas et Melisande (Munich); The Rape of Lucretia, Der Rosenkavalier, Gianni Schicchi, The Miserly Knight, Flight, Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne); La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel (set and costumes), Of Thee I Sing, Pelleas and Melisande, Don Carlos, Wozzeck (Opera North); War and Peace (Paris); Midsummer Marriage (Munich). Film: Institute Benjamenta Dir. Brothers Quay.
PAULE CONSTABLELighting Design
PAULE CONSTABLE (Lighting Design). National Theatre credits include Pinocchio, Follies, Mosquitoes, Common, Angels in America, The Red Barn, The Suicide, Wonder.land, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Table, This House (also West End and Chichester), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End and Broadway, Olivier Award for Best Lighting 2013, Tony Award for Best Lighting), The Comedy of Errors, Danton, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Death and the King’s Horseman, War Horse (also West End and Broadway, 2011 Tony Award for Best Lighting), Some Trace of Her, Women of Troy, Triple Bill, Saint Joan, Attempts on Her Life, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (tour and Cottesloe), Waves, Southwark Fair, Paul, Coram Boy, Translations, The House of Bernarda Alba, His Dark Materials (2005 Olivier Award, Best Lighting), Play Without Words, Three Sisters, Jumpers and Ivanov. For the RSC: Wolf Hall (also West End and Broadway), As You Like It, The Prince of Homburg, The Seagull, Tales From Ovid, The Dispute, Uncle Vanya, Beckett’s Shorts and The Mysteries. Other credits include Heisenberg for Elliott Harper at the Wyndhams, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan (also Broadway), Peter and Alice and Privates on Parade for the Michael Grandage Company at the Coward Theatre; Elegy, Luise Miller, (Royal Court Theatre), Ivanov (Donmar at the Wyndham’s), The Chalk Garden (2009 Olivier Award for Best Lighting), The Man Who Had All the Luck, Othello, Absurdia, The Cut, Proof and Little Foxes (Donmar Warehouse); How to Hold Your Breath, Clybourne Park, Posh, The City, Krapp’s Last Tape, Forty Winks, Boy Gets Girl, Nightsongs, The Country, Dublin Carol and The Weir (also West End and Broadway) for The Royal Court; Happy Days, Feast, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Generations and Vernon God Little (Young Vic), 17, Herons, Blasted, Three Sisters, The Servant and Oliver Twist (Lyric Hammersmith), Don Carlos (Sheffield Crucible and West End. Olivier Award for Best Lighting), Love Never Dies, Half A Sixpence (also Chichester), Oliver!, Evita (West End) and Les Misérables 25th anniversary concert at the O2, together with designing the lighting for the new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables (worldwide and on Broadway) and the new production of The Phantom of the Opera; Moon for the Misbegotten and Dancing at Lughnasa (The Old Vic) and five productions for Theatre de Complicite. Opera includes Carmen, Faust, Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and Macbeth (Royal Opera House), The Marriage of Figaro, The Cunning Little Vixen, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Billy Budd, Rusalka, St Matthew Passion, Così fan tutte, Giulio Cesare, Carmen, the Double Bill and La bohème (Glyndebourne), Benvenuto Cellini, Cosi fan Tutte, Medea, Idomeneo, Satyagraha, La clemenza di Tito, Götterdämmerung, The Rape of Lucretia and Manon (ENO), Peter Grimes (Opera North), Pelleas and Melisande (Scottish Opera), Norma, Cav and Pag, Roberto Devereux, The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Anna Bolena (Metropolitan Opera New York), The Tales of Hoffman (Salzburg Festival), Poppea (Théâtre des Champs Elysées), Agrippina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Monnaie), Così fan tutte and The Ring Cycle (Opéra National du Rhin), Tristan und Isolde (New National Opera Tokyo), and productions throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Dance includes The Goldberg Variations (Kim Brandstrup), Seven Deadly Sins (Royal Ballet), Naked (BalletBoyz), and The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Dorian Gray, Play Without Words (Matthew Bourne). Paule is an Associate Director of the National Theatre and an Associate of the Lyric Hammersmith and for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. She has been nominated for a further six Olivier Awards and for the 2007 Tony Award for Coram Boy and a 2013 Tony Award for The Cripple of Inishmaan. She has received three Critics Circle Awards in LA and two in New York along with two Drama Desk Awards. She received the Hospital Award for contribution to theatre and was the first recipient of the Opera Award for Lighting in 2013. She has also received the Knight of Illumination Award twice. She is a Fellow of Goldsmiths College and an honorary fellow of Rose Bruford College and Central School of Speech and Drama.
FINN CALDWELLPuppetry Director & Movement/Puppet Design
FINN CALDWELL (Puppetry Director & Movement/Puppet Design) Finn is a director, designer and performer; he is co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. As Gyre & Gimble work as Co-Director/Puppet Designer includes: The Hartlepool Monkey (UK Tour) and The Elephantom (National Theatre & West End). As Puppetry Co-Designer/Director: Running Wild (Chichester Festival Theatre & Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic). Upcoming work includes co-directing/Puppet Designing The Four Seasons (Globe Theatre). Other work includes Angels in America and The Light Princess (National Theatre); Groundhog Day (Additional Movement – Old Vic & Broadway); Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Old Vic & Toronto); The Bear (Puppetry Director – Pins & Needles); The Tempest (Birmingham Royal Ballet); Alice’s Adventures Underground and Adventures in Wonderland (Les Enfants Terrible);
Ariodante (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence); War Horse (National Theatre, West End & internationally); Dream Space (Globe Theatre); Rubies in the Attic (Riverside Studios); Shrek: The Musical (West End); Climate (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and Tom Thumb (Edinburgh Festival & tour – Fringe First-winner). As a director, work includes: David Walliams’ First Hippo on the Moon (co-director/designer – Les Petits Theatre Company); Lardo (Old Red Lion). As a performer, he has appeared in Saint Joan; War Horse; Or You Could Kiss Me and Punchdrunk’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (National Theatre); Hamlet and Julius Caesar (RSC); Complicite’s A Dog’s Heart (La Scala); Blind Summit’s Lowlife (LIMF); Madam Butterfly (ENO); Brighton Rock (Almeida); Elephant (BAC); Antigone (Old Vic); and Macbeth (Albery). Films include Alice and The Suicide Brothers.
ADRIAN SUTTON (Music) is a composer and producer whose scores cross orchestral, chamber and electronic genres, and that have featured in a number of successful theatre productions, including Angels in America (the UK’s National Theatre and NT Live), War Horse, Coram Boy and the six-time Tony-nominated The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Gielgud Theatre West End, Barrymore Theatre Broadway, two UK tours, a US tour and a current international tour). In 2013, he received a joint Olivier Award for Curious Incident‘s Sound Design, and also produced and released Curious Incidentals, the soundtrack album from the play. Coram Boy, his first theatrical commission, opened at the National Theatre in 2005 and on Broadway in 2007; War Horse was his second theatre score, opening in London in 2007, on Broadway in 2011, and then multiple productions worldwide, including the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Berlin, the Netherlands, China and two further tours of the UK. For both Coram Boy and War Horse he received Olivier nominations. His War Horse Suite, a 25-minute symphonic orchestral work derived from the score for the show, was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in June 2010 and, along with a new commission Some See Us from the BBC Proms, featured as the centrepiece of a War Horse Prom in the 2014 Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall. His score for War Horse: The Story in Concert was premiered in October 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring Michael Morpurgo and Joanna Lumley reading the book on-stage, accompanied by the RPO and singers. Adrian then produced the recording of this work with the RPO under David Angus at Abbey Road Studios for release in multiple formats on the BMG label in November 2017. His children’s concert opera The Griffin and the Grail was premiered by the RPO, choirs, soloist and narrator Olivia Colman at Cadogan Hall in December 2013. Other work for theatre includes Husbands & Sons, Rules for Living, Nation and The Revenger’s Tragedy at the National. His work for TV and film includes Chris Morris’ Jam, Blue Jam and the BAFTA-winning short film My Wrongs. Orchestral works include A Fist Full of Fives, performed on BBC Radio 3 by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a Sinfonietta. In 2013 the violinist Fenella Humphreys commissioned Adrian for Arpeggiare Variations, one of six new works as part of her Bach2TheFuture series for unaccompanied violin by British composers, released on the Champs Hill label. adriansutton.com
IAN DICKINSON For Autograph (Sound Design). Recent credits: Heisenberg (Wyndham’s); Fatherland (Royal Exchange Theatre); Common (National Theatre); Angels in America (National Theatre); Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic); Fracked! (Chichester and tour); Before I Leave (Cardiff); Elegy (Donmar); Uncle Vanya (Almeida); Husbands and Sons (National); Hangmen (Royal Court and Wyndham’s); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Olivier Award and Drama Desk Award – Gielgud, National Theatre, Broadway, and UK and US tours); Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway); This House (National Theatre, Chichester and Garrick Theatre); The River (Royal Court and Broadway); The Nether (Royal Court/West End); Love’s Sacrifice (RSC); The Days the Nights the Wound and The Night (Linbury Studio); Rules for Living, The Red Lion, Port, A Taste of Honey and Emil and the Detectives (National Theatre); The Weir (Donmar and Wyndham’s); The Machine (Manchester International Festival) and All my Sons, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park). Other theatre credits include: Mogadishu, 1984 and Macbeth (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Lyric Hammersmith); Cause Célèbre (Old Vic); After the Dance, Harper Regan, The Hothouse, Pillars of the Community (National Theatre); John Gabriel Borkman (Abbey Theatre, Dublin/Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York); Bingo (Young Vic); Before the Party and Children’s Children (Almeida) and South Downs and The Browning Version (Chichester). For more information, visit autograph.co.uk.
STEVEN HOGGETTMovement Consultant
STEVEN HOGGETT (Movement Consultant). Credits include Pinocchio, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Curious Incident…, The Last Ship, Let the Right One In, The Crucible, The Glass Menagerie, Rocky, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, American Idiot and Black Watch. Film: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Freak Show.
RICK CAROTOHair/Wig & Makeup Design
RICK CAROTO (Hair/Wig & Makeup Design). Twenty-first Broadway show! Broadway design team: Fun Home, Rocky, Airline Highway. Broadway highlights: Sunset Boulevard (Glenn Close, personal), Lucky Guy (Tom Hanks), Evita, Women on the Verge…, Spamalot. National tours: Fun Home (Designer), In the Heights (1st national and Japan). Film: The Wilde Wedding, Father Figures. TV: Amazon’s “Sea Oak.”
ROBBY GRAHAMOriginal Movement
ROBBY GRAHAM (Original Movement) is a Choreographer and Artistic Director of Southpaw Dance Company, creating dance theatre movement that has been called, “…witty, hard‐edged, sure in focus, and sizzling in energy” (Clement Crisp, Financial Times). Having created across a diverse number of contexts, from working with disadvantaged young people to movement direction at the National Theatre, Robby tailors the movement to the requirements of his cast to create relevant, thought-provoking, and affective dance theatre that has been described as “fluid movement with an uncanny, gravity-defying poise that is as elegant as ballet” (Eve Stebbing, The Telegraph). To date Robby has presented his award-winning outdoor work across the UK and Europe, notably at Greenwich Docklands International Festival, (Council of the Ordinary, Faust, Carousel) Sadlers Wells, the Royal Albert Hall, the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Australia, New York, and beyond. He has also created several large-scale, mass-movement spectaculars, including Rush, Wordplay and most recently he choreographed The Future of Things Past, the opening ceremony for Castlemaine State Festival in Victoria, Australia. Robby creates work based in a strong physical movement vocabulary, with universal imagery and relatable content, whether working with a professional dance cast, with actors, or with large scale community casts. Robby will return to the National for the Public Arts production, Pericles, in 2018.
NICK BARNESPuppet Design
NICK BARNES (Puppet Design) studied drama at Hull University and theatre design at the Slade School of Fine Art and soon after began incorporating puppets into his designs for opera and theatre, nationally and internationally. Until recently he was joint artistic director of the puppetry company Blind Summit Theatre, which he co-founded. With Blind Summit Nick designed puppets for Madame Butterfly (ENO, Metropolitan Opera, Anthony Minghella), A Dog’s Heart (ENO/DNO), Shunkin and Master and Margarita (Complicite, Simon McBurney), El Gato Con Botas (Tectonic Theatre, Moises Kaufman), On Emotion (Soho Theatre, Mick Gordon), Faeries (Royal Opera House, Will Tuckett), His Dark Materials (Birmingham Rep/WYP, Rachel Kavanagh). In 2012, he co-directed the puppetry in Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games. He now runs Nick Barnes Puppets, designing and making puppets for productions across the UK and abroad. Recent projects include co-design for The Lorax (Old Vic, London, Toronto, San Diego and Minneapolis) and Ariodante (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, DNO), Associate Designer for Running Wild (Chichester Festival Theatre/Regents Park), co-direction and design of a new adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s book The First Hippo on the Moon (Les Enfants Terribles, UK Tour), design and direction Mr. Popper’s Penguin’s (Pins & Needles/Kenny Wax Ltd, West End/Broadway, Texas & Seattle), and The Little Beasts (The Other Palace, London). Nick has also designed a spectacular Firebird and a giant Gnome for the BBC Ten Pieces Proms (Royal Albert Hall) and most recently he designed and directed the puppetry for The Jungle Book (Royal & Derngate, Northampton), and Beauty & the Beast (Chichester Festival Theatre).
CHRIS FISHER (Illusions) has worked as a magician and illusionist in a variety of different circles as a close-up and stage magician and is a member of The Magic Circle. He is the Magic and Illusions Associate on Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre, London and Lyric Theatre, New York). Recent theatre credits as Illusion consultant include Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Pinocchio (National Theatre as associate), Angels in America (National Theatre),The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre/RSC, Swan Theatre), Titus Andronicus (RSC), Big The Musical (Plymouth Theatre Royal & Dublin Bord Gáis Theatre), No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s Theatre), The Alchemist (RSC, Swan Theatre), Into The Woods (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Here We Go (National Theatre), Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse), The Skriker (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Frøken Julie, (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark) and Treasure Island (National Theatre). Chris was also the Magic and Illusions Associate on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A.Casting
JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A. (Casting) Roundabout Theatre Company’s Director of Artistic Development, where he has cast over 75 shows including: Time and the Conways, The Price, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Love Love Love. She Loves Me, Noises Off, On the Twentieth Century, The Real Thing, Cabaret, Harvey, Waiting for Godot, Sunday in the Park with George, Pajama Game, Twelve Angry Men, Nine, Assassins, Side Man. Additional Broadway credits include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (upcoming), Farinelli and the King, 1984, Groundhog Day, Fun Home, Constellations, You Can’t Take It With You, The River, The Glass Menagerie, Matilda, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mountaintop, Jerusalem, Arcadia, Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Pillowman, Thoroughly Modern Millie, True West. London credits include: Glengarry Glen Ross, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Angels in America, Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, The Red Barn, Motherf**ker with the Hat, Streetcar Named Desire. Film: The Seagull (upcoming), A Home at the End of the World and Flicka. TV: Glee (Emmy nomination).
CHARLOTTE BEVAN (Casting) cast over 50 shows for the National Theatre between 2012 and 2017, prior to which she was Head of Casting at Shakespeare’s Globe (2008–2012). Other Broadway credits include Twelfth Night and Richard III (Belasco, 2012). She is now the director of the Creative Diversity Project at the National Theatre.
GINA RATTANU.S. Associate Director
GINA RATTAN (U.S. Associate Director). As Director: National tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Evita (Lone Tree Arts Center); Struck (Theater Raleigh); Fully Committed (Theater Workshop of Nantucket); Jesus Christ Superstar (Pace University); O Beautiful (The University of Illinois); Sweet Tooth (Fringe NYC); Twelfth Night (Old Globe, San Diego); Virtually Me (National Tour). Selected credits as associate director: Matilda The Musical (Broadway); Peter Pan and The Sound of Music (Live on NBC); Soul Doctor (Broadway); Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway); Billy Elliot (Broadway); Little House on the Prairie (Guthrie & First Nat’l Tour); Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall, London); First Wives’ Club, King Lear, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Old Globe). Gina is a member of The Wing, a reader for The O’Neill, a director at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, a private acting coach, and a fighter for women’s voices. She lives in Queens with her husband, Andrew, and her Havanese, Brewster. ginarattan.com @rattanica
MIRANDA CROMWELLU.K. Associate Director
MIRANDA CROMWELL (U.K. Associate Director) trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors course in 2015. With a degree in Theatre with Choreographic practice. Currently she is artistic director of Twisted Theatre. In 2017 she directed Half Breed, touring to Soho Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and across India. She was the Staff director on Angels in America at the National Theatre. Directing credits also include; The rest of your life, The Bush Theatre, FEED, Company 3, Magic Elves, Bristol Old Vic, Death and Treason, Twisted Theatre South West England tour. Previously Young Company director at the Bristol Old Vic from 2009 -2015 with extensive experience directing large-scale young people’s and community productions including The Life After a devised production with a cast of over a hundred, Dancing at Lughnasa, Charleston College of Arts, USA, Pigeon English, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Children of Killers, Cottesloe, National Theatre, Our Country’s Good, National Student Drama festival where she received the judges award for artistic leadership. Her work as assistant director includes Swallows and Amazons, Bristol Old Vic, An Enemy of the People and Strife at Chichester, hang at the Royal Court. As associate director, Coram Boy, Bristol Old Vic.
PATRICK McCOLLUMMovement Associate
PATRICK McCOLLUM (Movement Associate): Credits as choreographer include The Band’s Visit (Broadway, Atlantic Theater Company); Oh, Hello! (Broadway, Cherry Lane Theater); The Lightning Thief (Theaterworks, Lortel Theater); Man From Nebraska (Second Stage); Blueprint Specials (Public Theater); Rain (Old Globe); Unknown Soldier (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Wilderness (Abrons Arts Center); Permission (MCC). As associate choreographer on Broadway: The Last Ship, Peter and the Starcatcher and Rocky, Wicked (Dance Supervisor).
EDWARD PIERCEDESIGN ADAPTATION
EDWARD PIERCE (Design Adaptation). Broadway/tours: Wicked (worldwide), Bright Star, Amazing Grace, Holler If Ya Hear Me, The Other Place, A Streetcar Named Desire, Shatner’s World, Billy Elliot, 9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Aida, Ragtime, Cabaret, Noise/Funk. NBC’s “Maya & Marty,” Universal Kids’ “Sprout House.” edwardpierce.com
KRISTEN HARRISProduction Stage Manager
KRISTEN HARRIS (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: Kinky Boots, The Present, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Violet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Peter and the Starcatcher, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, La Cage aux Folles, Chicago, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Wicked, Never Gonna Dance, Annie Get Your Gun, The Green Bird, The Rainmaker. Tours: La Cage aux Folles, The Color Purple, Mamma Mia!, Annie Get Your Gun, RENT, Robert Wilson’s Hamlet: A Monologue. Off-Broadway includes Fucking A, In The Blood, The Chang Fragments, Him (The Public Theater), Songs for a New World (WPA Theatre.) Regional: American Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse.