OCT 31 - NOV 19




SCRIPT IN HAND



Meet the Cast

Patrick Andrews*
Mercutio/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse: Camelot, Red. Select Theater: The Iceman Cometh (BAM/Goodman); American Buffalo (Steppenwolf/McCarter); Parade (Writers Theatre); Red (Goodman/Arena); The Normal Heart (Timeline); Metamorphoses (Lookingglass); Fosse (National Tour); The Homosexuals, The Pride (About Face), Speech and Debate, The People’s Temple (American Theatre Co.); Cabaret (Drury Lane); Saved (Kansas City Rep.); West Side Story (Walnut Street Theatre). Select Film: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (BAMcinemaFest/NYTimes Feature/Netflix), Chicago Code, Chicago Fire. He choreographed and vocally articulated queer-electro-pop music in his band BAATHHAUS with performances ranging from MCA Chicago’s David Bowie Is exhibit to Austin’s first queer music festival, Stargayzer. Album and music videos at baathhaus.com. Currently developing a dance theater project with Martha Clarke. Ensemble member of Chicago’s American Theatre Company and About Face Theatre and the multi-city artist collective Goldmine.

Alison Cimmet* 
Capulet’s Wife/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse: She Loves Me. Broadway: Amelie; She Loves Me; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Bonnie & Clyde; Baby, It’s You!; A Tale of Two Cities. NYC/Regional favorites: Witch in Into the Woods (Fiasco/The Old Globe); Viola in Twelfth Night (Prince Music Theater); John Guare’s 3 Kinds of Exile (world premiere, Atlantic Theater); My Wonderful Day (Two River Theater); Mame (Kennedy Center). Film: The Big Sick, March!, Chasing Taste. TV: “Younger,” “Bull,” Deadbeat,” “Are We There Yet?” Training: Brown University (BA in Theatre Arts), Tanglewood Music Institute, The Actors Center, Cay Michael Patten Studios and Upright Citizens Brigade. www.AlisonCimmet.com

Adam Coy
Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-Off Broadway: Cosmicomics (The Flea Theatre). Received his BFA in acting from Syracuse University in May, proud member of the Flea Theatre’s resident acting company the BATS, and Director of Development for the emerging Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective based out of New York City.



Chris Bolan*
Montague/Apothecary/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway/National Tour: Mamma Mia!. NYC: The Tempest (The Public LAB), Oh Hell No! (New World Stages), Shakespeare in Progress: Queen Margaret (Skirball Center), Mourning The Living (Abingdon Theater), A Room in the Middle (Metropolitan Playhouse). Regional: Pride and Prejudice (Baltimore Center Stage), Other Desert Cities (Engeman Theater), Macbeth (St. Louis Rep), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Mountain Playhouse), Antony & Cleopatra/The Taming of the Shrew (Bard on the Beach), She Loves Me (Arts Club). TV/Film: “Billions,” Six Women, Ice: Beyond Cool, Winter Kill, “The Unprofessionals,” Naked Frailties. Chris is currently directing a documentary feature, with Beech Hill Films and Blumhouse Productions based on the Hollywood Film A League of Their Own and is a Jerome Foundation recipient. Education: MFA, NYU.

J. Kenneth Campbell*
Escalus/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse debut. J. Kenneth Campbell has just returned from Florida after playing LBJ in All the Way. On stage Mr. Campbell has appeared in seven Broadway productions including Cyrano where he and Mark Lamos debuted. Mr. Campbell has starred at every major reginal theater in North America. His many films include The Abyss, Ulee's Gold, Guess Who?, Mars Attacks and The Only Good Indian,  On television, Campbell’s first role was on “Mod Squad.” His daytime series include “General Hospital,” “Search for Tomorrow,” “Guiding Light,” “Another World,” and “All My Children.” Among the four score mini-series and episodic serials, Mr. Campbell is best known for his comic turn as Ed Wingate on “Matlock.”

 

James Cusati-Moyer*
Romeo/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation. NY/Regional: A Soldier's Tale featuring Michael Cerveris at Carnegie Hall, Portland Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Red Oaks," "The Path," "Blue Bloods," "Time After Time." MFA, Yale School of Drama. 


Tyler Fauntleroy*
Benvolio/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Tyler Fauntleroy is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where he majored in theater and appeared as Lucas Benieke in The Adams Family and Bobby Strong in Urinetown. He spent a summer at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in plays directed by Lucy Tiberghien and May Adrales. Hailing from Hampton, Virginia, he is thrilled to make his Westport Country Playhouse debut being directed by Mark Lamos.  Tyler would like to thank God, David Toney (teacher/mentor), Davis Spylios Mgmt and the great women of his family. 

Cole Francum
Paris/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Regional: Peter Pan, Punk Rock (Syracuse Stage); Candide (Théâtre du Capitole/Opera National de Bordeaux); The Magic Flute (The Glimmerglass Festival); Mary Poppins (Broadway Palm); Cinderella (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). BFA Syracuse University. All the love to his family.


Peter Francis James*
Friar Laurence/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway: Present Laughter, The Merchant of Venice, On Golden Pond, Drowning Crow, Judgment at Nuremberg. The Public: Stuff Happens (OBIE & Lucille Lortel Awards), Much Ado, Venus, Horatio in Kevin Kline’s Hamlet, etc. CSC: The Maids (OBIE Award). Signature Theater: The Lady From Dubuque, (Lortel Nomination). U.K: The Lady From Dubuque (w/ Maggie Smith), Cymbeline (RSC:TFANA). Film/TV: Rough Night, The Humbling, The Losers, The Rebound, The Messenger. “Bull,” "Boardwalk Empire," “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Oz,” “Royal Pains,” “Gossip Girl, "The Rosa Parks Story,” “Simple Justice,” “Law & Order. Narration: over 60 books. Teaching: Yale School of Drama and BADA at Oxford. Training: RADA. 

Barbara Hentschel
Montague’s Wife/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Regional: Ride the Tiger (Long Wharf Theatre), Apple Season (Ivoryton Playhouse), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Woodstock Shakespeare Festival). Favorite off-Broadway credits: Three Sisters, Waiting for lefty (Circle in the Square Downtown); Patient 23 (JMTC Theatre). Barbara earned her MFA in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. www.bhentschel.com

Felicity Jones Latta*
Nurse/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse: The Diary of Anne Frank, Broken Glass. Broadway: Metamorphoses. Broadway Tour: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off Broadway: The Captain’s Tiger with Athol Fugard (MTC), Measure for Measure (NYSF), As You Like It (The Acting Company). Regional: ACT, Berkeley Rep, Center Stage, Goodman, Hartford Stage, Huntington, LaJolla Playhouse, McCarter, Seattle Repertory, Yale Repertory. Artistic Associate with Theatre de la Jeune Lune: 1985-1995. Associate Director at Lattawork Productions: ME PLURIBUS UNUM. Film and Television: Signs, Julie & Julia, “Wonderland,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “Deadline,” “Ed,” and “Law & Order.” Felicity is a 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.

Jim Ludlum* 
Samson/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Favorite recent roles include Luther Billis in South Pacific with Annapolis Opera, and Pedro in Man of La Mancha with David Pittsinger in Ivoryton, Ct. Theater: Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Beardo, A New Indie Rock Musical (Dave Malloy). Opera: Rigoletto, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Macbeth (Bloch), Lakmé. Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music.

Peter Molesworth
Balthasar/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-off Broadway credits: Enemy of the People (Smith Street Stage), The Tempest (Smith Street Stage, Winner of the 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Revival), The Merchant of Venice (C.F.P.C.), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (C.F.P.C.). Peter has performed in Italy with Jim Calder’s Continuum Company in The Tempest and Naomi Lorrain’s original adaptation of The Odyssey. NYU Alum. www.petermolesworth.com

Dave Register*
Tybalt/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Upcoming: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. Register played ‘Rodolpho’ in the Kennedy Center run of the Tony Award winning revival of A View From the Bridge, directed by Ivo van Hove, after a critically acclaimed run at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles. Other New York theater credits include: Not Afraid (Off-Broadway); Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life (Ars Nova). TV/Film: “Graves” (Epix); The Witch Files (opposite Paget Brewster) and Dara Ju. MFA: Columbia University School of the Arts

 

Nicole Rodenburg*
Juliet
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: Annie Baker's The Antipodes (Signature Theatre, world premiere) and The Flick (Barrow Street). Regional: The world premieres of The Whale (Denver Center), Slasher (Humana Festival), and The End (Guthrie Theatre); Venus in Fur, As You Like It (Alley Theatre); Cherie in Bus Stop (Huntington, dir. Nicholas Martin); You Can't Take It With You (Geva); and three seasons with The Great River Shakespeare Festival. TV/FILM: "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central), "Amish Witches" (Lifetime), What Children Do (Independent, RIFF Grand Jury Winner). BFA: University of MN/Guthrie Theatre.

 

Triney Sandoval*
Capulet/Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway: Marvin’s Room, Macbeth, A Free Man of Color, A Man for All Seasons, Frost/Nixon. Other New York Theater: Important Hats of the 20th Century (MTC); Timon of Athens (Public Lab); As You Like It (Alibi Group); Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue (Page 73); Whisper (Intar).  Over 25 Regional Theaters, including: La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Denver Theatre Center, Yale Rep., Milwaukee Rep., Alabama Shakespeare, California Shakespeare, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and six seasons with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. TV: “The Blacklist,” “The Sopranos,” “Lights Out,” and recurring roles on both “Law & Order” and “Law & Order; SVU.”

Emily Vrissis
Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Recent theater credits include: Laertes in Hamlet, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shepherd in The Winter’s Tale, and Gwendolyn Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest. Fight choreography credits include Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2 (University of Virginia). She received her degree in Drama from the University of Virginia. She received a Certificate in Theatre from the Yale School of Drama, where she took a Shakespeare Master Class and studied Acting Technique, Movement, Voice & Speech, and Improvisation.

Becca Schneider
Ensemble
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Becca is Co-Artistic Director of Between Two Boroughs Productions and has produced and performed in Summertime and The Understudy (betweentwoboroughs.com). Upcoming: Cannibal Galaxy: a love story. Other NYC and regional credits include The Music Man (Sharon Playhouse), Big River (Unquowa Rep), A Christmas Carol (Blessed Unrest), Gruff! the Musical (Doppelskope), and Taming of the Shrew (Connecticut Free Shakespeare). Becca is a proud Muhlenberg College graduate. becca-schneider.com @beccaschneids

Clay Singer
Peter/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Clay Singer feels blessed to be returning to his hometown for his first professional production since graduating from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama this past May. You may have seen him perform down the street with Staples Players in Oklahoma, West Side Story, or A Chorus Line. Thank you to Westport Country Playhouse for this wonderful opportunity. 

Jamil Zraikat
Gregory/Ensemble

Westport Country Playhouse debut. A native of Amman, Jordan, Jamil studied economics and political science at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Last year, having enjoyed theater as a hobby his whole life, he left an 11 year career in finance and tech and joined The Lost Colony, America’s longest running outdoor drama, as an actor/technician. This summer he returned for his second season at The Lost Colony in the role of Simon Fernando. Jamil is thrilled to be performing at Westport Country Playhouse for the first time.

 

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.

 

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