Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop's Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980), and Playing for Time. Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002), and Finishing the Picture (2004). Other works include Focus, a novel (1945), The Misfits, a screenplay (1960), and Timebends, an autobiography (1988). He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at University of Michigan in 1936. He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy Awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He also won an Obie Award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Algur Meadows Award. He was named Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001. He was awarded the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters and the 2003 Jerusalem Prize. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Molière of the French theater, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.
Director/WCP Artistic Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Artistic Director since 2009. Broadway: Our Country's Good (Tony nomination); The Rivals, Cymbeline, Seascape (Tony nomination, best revival) for Lincoln Center Theater; The Deep Blue Sea; The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. Off-Broadway: Tiny Alice, Measure for Measure (Lortel Awards for both); productions at Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre, The Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park (As You Like It). He was Artistic Director of Hartford Stage for 16 seasons (1989 Tony Award). Other theater: Kennedy Center, Canada's Stratford Festival, Guthrie Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre (Associate Artist), A.C.T., The Old Globe, Delaware Rep, Ford’s Theatre, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and others. He was the first American to direct a company in the former Soviet Union (Moscow's Pushkin Theatre - Desire Under the Elms), and the first to act as dramaturge in the creation of a ballet, Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest for American Ballet Theatre. His work in opera is extensive. For the Metropolitan Opera: New productions of I Lombardi with Luciano Pavarotti, and Wozzeck (both televised for “Great Performances”), as well as the world premiere of Harbison's The Great Gatsby, and Adriana Lecouvreur with Placido Domingo. He created many productions for NYC Opera, including televised productions of Paul Bunyan, Tosca, Central Park, and Madama Butterfly (Emmy Award). Other opera: Glimmerglass, Bergen National, Gothenberg, Munich Biennale, London's Barbican, L'Opera du Montreal, Chicago Lyric, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Dallas, San Francisco, and others. Lamos began his career in the theater as an actor on and Off-Broadway and in regional theater and made his film debut in Longtime Companion. He was awarded the Connecticut Medal for the Arts as well as honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Trinity College, and the University of Hartford.
Westport Country Playhouse: Love & Money, The Dining Room, The Breath of Life, Of Mice and Men. Designs for America's regional theaters, London's West End, Broadway, and Off-Broadway productions, including The Light in the Piazza and South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk awards for both), and The King and I. Opera credits include world premieres of A Streetcar Named Desire and Dead Man Walking for San Francisco Opera, The Great Gatsby for Metropolitan Opera, Cold Sassy Tree for Houston Grand Opera, and Central Park for Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera. He is a professor of Stage Design at the Yale School of Drama.
Westport Country Playhouse: Sing for Your Shakespeare; Harbor; Into the Woods; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; She Loves Me; The Turn of the Screw. Broadway: Our Country’s Good, Fences, Hughie, Search and Destroy, Mastergate. Off-Broadway: Fires in the Mirror, The Skin of Our Teeth, Love’s Fire, others. Regional: The Wiz, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Matchmaker, A Little Night Music, The Three Sisters, The Murder of Isaac, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Misalliance, The Winter’s Tale, She Stoops to Conquer, many others. Baltimore’s Center Stage, ACT San Francisco, Long Wharf Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theater, Alley Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, American Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, others. Opera: Haroun and the Sea of Stories, La Finta Giardiniera, Central Park, The Flying Dutchman, The Tales of Hoffmann, Ermione, Casino Paradise, Black Water. Film/TV: Dolley Madison; Ben Franklin; Alexander Hamilton; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Liberty!; others. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama.
Westport Country Playhouse: Love & Money, The Dining Room, Happy Days, How the Other Half Loves. Over 200 productions on and off-Broadway, at most leading regional theaters and opera companies across the U.S. and internationally in Bergen, Copenhagen, The Hague, Hong Kong, Linz, Lisbon, Munich, Naples, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, and Vienna. Recent: Athol Fugard’s Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek; Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company, Public Theater, NY); Othello, Two Gentleman of Verona (Old Globe). Awards/nominations: American Theatre Wing, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum, Helen Hayes, Henry Hewes Design, and Lucille Lortel. Co-chair, Design Department, Yale School of Drama; Resident Lighting Designer, Yale Repertory Theatre.
Westport Country Playhouse: The Liar, Souvenir, Heaven Can Wait, Triangles for Two. Broadway/Off-Broadway: Souvenir; Ah, Wilderness; A Long Day's Journey into Night; Our County's Good; Other People's Money; Measure for Measure; And A Nightingale Sang; From the Mississippi Delta; Search and Destroy; End of the Day; Playland; Marisol. Regional Theatre credits include designs for Ford’s Theatre, Hartford Stage, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, South Coast Repertory, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Alliance Theatre-Atlanta, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Stage Company-Maine, Yale Repertory Theatre. Mr. Budries chairs the Sound Design Program at the Yale School of Drama.
Westport Country Playhouse: The Liar, Nora, Room Service, Harbor, Loot, A Raisin in the Sun, Tartuffe, Into the Woods. Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Primary Stages, Delaware REP, Red Bull Theater, SoHo Repertory Theatre, The MUNY, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Public Theater, Huntington Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Rattlestick Theater, Pace University, Cherry Lane Theatre, Smith Street Stage, and others. Michael is a faculty member at the Yale School of Drama where he teaches Stage Combat, and is also the Stage Combat Supervisor for all undergraduate productions at Yale College.
Westport Country Playhouse: Bedroom Farce, And a Nightingale Sang, The Liar, Intimate Apparel, Things We Do for Love, Nora, Sing for Your Shakespeare, Room Service, The Show-Off. Off-Broadway: Posterity (Atlantic Theater Company); Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre); Punk Rock, Village Bike, Small Engine Repair, Reasons to Be Happy, Don't Go Gentle, Carrie, Wild Animals You Should Know, The Submission (MCC Theatre); ‘Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Mystery of Irma Vep (Red Bull Theater); Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre); The Chocolate Show, Craving for Travel, I Call My Brothers. Opera: La Perichole, Moses in Egypt, The Turn of the Screw, Powder Her Face, Orpheus, Cosi Fan Tutti, A Quiet Place, Don Giovanni, Margaret Garner, Semele, Cappriccio, Daphne, Alcina, Il Trittico, Lilith, The Flying Dutchman, Rinaldo, Roberto Deveraux (New York City Opera); Armide, Hansel and Gretel, Monsieur Choufleuri (Juilliard Opera Center).
Tara Rubin Casting
Third Season at Westport Country Playhouse. Selected Broadway/National Tours: School of Rock (upcoming), Falsettos (upcoming), Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, Aladdin, Bullets Over Broadway, Mothers and Sons, Les Misérables, Big Fish, The Heiress, Ghost, One Man, Two Guvnors (US Casting), How to Succeed.., Promises, Promises, A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, The Farnsworth Invention, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Pirate Queen, Spamalot, Jersey Boys, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Contact. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Sundance Theatre Lab, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe.
Tara Rubin CSA, Laura Schutzel CSA
Eric Woodall CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA
Kaitlin Shaw CSA, Lindsay Levine CSA
Scott Anderson, Elizabeth Auwaerter
Production Stage Manager
Most recently has been a Visiting Adjunct Faculty Member in Stage Management at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Broadway: The Light in the Piazza, Coram Boy, Hamlet (with Jude Law), Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Lion King (Broadway & National Tour), Curtains, Wicked, A Tale of Two Cities. Off-Broadway: A.R. Gurney’s Love & Money; Black Tie; Happy Now?; Shipwrecked! An Entertainment; A. R. Gurney’s Buffalo Gal; Robby Benson’s Open Heart. Regional: Over 25 productions at Westport Country Playhouse recently as the Resident Production Stage Manager; Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Two River Theater Company, Paper Milll Playhouse. Concerts & Workshops: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (North Carolina Symphony), Show Boat (Carnegie Hall), Sundance Theatre Lab 2013 & 2014 (Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA). A graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center and an AEA Member since 2003.
Assistant Stage Manager
Ed Herman is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Westport Country Playhouse: The Liar (ASM); Script in Hand Playreading of Trying (SM); Loot (ASM); Tick, Tick… Boom! (ASM); former intern. Selected NYC credits: Lives of the Saints (ASM, Primary Stages); John, Particle of Dread, And I and Silence (ASM, Signature Theatre); Too Much Sun (ASM, Vineyard Theatre); The Happiest Song Plays Last (ASM, 2ST); Phoebe in Winter (ASM, Clubbed Thumb); A Dream Play, The Dumbwaiter (SM, National Asian American Theatre Company); The Vandal, Heresy (ASM, The Flea); These Seven Sicknesses (Co-SM, The Flea); Nymph Errant (ASM, Prospect Theater Company).
Ross is in his seventh season as managing director of Westport Country Playhouse. From 2002 to 2008, he was managing director of Center Stage in Baltimore, the award-winning State Theater of Maryland. Previously, Ross was managing director of Long Wharf Theatre (1997-2002), where he was on the producing team for the commercial transfer of the Pulitzer Prize winner, Wit. He was general manager, and business and box office manager at Hartford Stage (1986-1996). Ross served as program officer/project director at National Arts Stabilization, and worked with Baltimore Opera Company and Alley Theater, Houston. Ross has consulted in fundraising, board development, executive search, and strategic planning for theaters nationwide, including Kansas City Repertory Theatre, SITI Company, Wilma Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Everyman Theatre. He has been a panelist for programs hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and New England Foundation for the Arts, among others, and was an adjunct professor in The Yale University School of Drama Theater Management Program. He currently serves on the Board of the Burry Fredrik Foundation.
Westport Country Playhouse
The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage the community through the power of professionally produced theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of the Playhouse campus. The Playhouse creates this relationship with the community and provides this experience in multiple ways by offering: Live theater experiences of the highest quality from April to November; educational and community engagement events and opportunities to further explore issues presented by the work on stage; special performances and programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand play readings throughout the year to deepen relationships with audiences and artists alike; the renowned Woodward Internship Program training program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations from November through March to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round. The value of the Westport Country Playhouse to all it touches is immeasurable.
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Assistant Lighting Designer – Josef Moro
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Header Photo: Jennry Denman (Into the Woods). Photo by T. Charles Erikson.