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Meet the Cast
Broadway: The Seagull, The Invention of Love, Democracy, The Iceman Cometh, Dinner at Eight, A Month in The Country. Regional: Over 100 productions with such companies as McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, BAM, The Old Globe, Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Studio Arena, Geva Theatre, Dallas Shakespeare. Film: Blood Ties, H, For Ellen, Taking Chance, Firstborn. TV: Recurring or guest-starring roles on “House of Cards,” “Third Watch,” “Delocated,” “Limitless,” “Forever,” “The Good Wife,” “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Leftovers,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Rubicon,” “Damages,” “HIER,” and many others.
Chris Ghaffari most recently starred in Darko Tresnjak’s production of Romeo & Juliet at Hartford Stage. Chris recently completed the MFA actor’s program at Yale School of Drama. His credits while there include the title role in Coriolanus, King John, Paradise Lost, Fucking A, and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings. In 2014, he appeared in King Lear at The New York Shakespeare Festival’s Delacorte Theatre.
Westport Country Playhouse: A Marriage Minuet; Script in Hand playreading of Scotland Road, The Bread Winner. Broadway: Don’t Dress for Dinner, Losing Louie, The Nerd, The Foreigner (Outer Critic’s Circle nominee). New York: The Vagina Monologues (Westside Arts), Sea of Tranquility (Atlantic Theater Company), Y2K (Manhattan Theatre Club), From Above (Playwrights Horizons), Loose Knit (Second Stage). Regional: Accomplice, Blithe Spirit (Bay Street Theatre);Betrayal (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Current Events (NY Stage and Film Festival). Films: Limitless, Rabbit Hole, The Company Men, The Girl in the Park, Signs, Path to War, Jacob’s Ladder. Television: “Olive Kitteridge,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Power,” “Madam Secretary,” “Veep,” “Allegiance”; series regular on “Sisters,” “thirtysomething,” “Kay O’Brien.” "The Good Wife."
Westport Country Playhouse: Bedroom Farce, Things We Do for Love. New York/London: One Man, Two Guvnors (Broadway); The Coast of Utopia, South Pacific (National Theatre, London); Baby in Dirty Dancing (West End); Einstein and Mileva (Theatre Row, NY); Major Barbara, The Madras House (Orange Tree, London). Regional: What the Butler Saw (Mark Taper Forum), Time and the Conways (The Old Globe), Owners (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Champion of Paribanou (dir. Alan Ayckbourn, Scarborough), Time of My Life (Pittsburgh Public Theater), When We Are Married (Denver Center). Tours: Romeo and Juliet, The Rivals, Look Back in Anger. TV/Film: “Doctors” and “Casualty” (BBC), Susan (short). Radio: Emily in Alan Ayckbourn’s “Whenever.”
Westport Country Playhouse: Hay Fever. Broadway: Includes A Free Man of Color, Mary Stuart, The Coast of Utopia. Off-Broadway: Two-dozen shows include All in the Timing (Obie Award) and Love Child, written with Daniel Jenkins. Recent: Jonathan Tolins's The Forgotten Woman (Bay Street Theatre); Mr. Puff in The Critic, Moon in The Real Inspector Hound, Charles Marsden in Strange Interlude, all directed by Michael Kahn (Shakespeare Theatre Company); The Killer (Theatre for a New Audience), Thorwald in Rear Window (Hartford Stage), both directed by Darko Tresnjak; Arnolphe in The School for Wives directed by Mark Wing-Davey (Two River Theater). Recent Film/TV: Jason Bourne; "Elementary," "Orange Is the New Black," "The Good Wife."
Westport Country Playhouse: Bedroom Farce, The Circle, How the Other Half Loves, Time of My Life, Relatively Speaking, A Bench in the Sun, The Crucifer of Blood, and a Script in Hand playreading of Dial ‘M’ for Murder. Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest, Absurd Person Singular, My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes Award), Lettice and Lovage, A Little Hotel on the Side, Artist Descending a Staircase, Run for Your Wife, Noises Off (Drama Desk Award), Camelot (Tony Award nomination), The Crucifer of Blood, Habeas Corpus, Candida, Beyond the Fringe, The Affair. Off-Broadway: The Heir Apparent, Bill Irwin’s Harlequin Studies, Suite in Two Keys, London Suite, One Way Pendulum, Gallows Humor. Also recently: What the Butler Saw (L.A. and Boston, Norton Award); Pygmalion (The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Habit of Art, All’s Well That Ends Well (Helen Hayes Award nominations, D.C.); A.E.H. in The Invention of Love (Jefferson Award nomination, Chicago). 1967-1977 Artistic Director of Canada’s Shaw Festival. Associate Artist San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. Film: Kate and Leopold, Back to School, etc. Television: “Desperate Housewives,” “Mad About You,” “Frasier,” “The West Wing,” “Friends,” “Ellen,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Dinosaurs,” “Early Edition,” etc.
Header Photo: Jennry Denman (Into the Woods). Photo by T. Charles Erikson.