Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka (Playwrights Horizons); Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public); Measure for Measure (TFANA). Regional: Skeleton Crew (Dorset Theatre Festival); Protect the Beautiful Place (McCarter Theatre Center); Seven Guitars (Yale Rep); The Taming of the Shrew, Tiny Houses (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Songs to Grow On, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Alliance Theatre). TV: “City On A Hill.” BA: Morehouse College. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Perri is thrilled to be making her Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: The Resurrection of Alice (adapted from her novel), AUDELCO Nomination Best Solo Performance; Harlem Duet (AUDELCO Nomination Best Actress); The Waiting Room (AUDELCO Nomination Best Ensemble); Another Part of the Forest; Bee-Luther-Hatchee. Other Stage Credits: FAMILIAR; Having Our Say; To Kill a Mockingbird; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Steel Magnolias (Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress Nomination); The Road Weep The Well Runs Dry; A Raisin in the Sun; Macbeth; Death and the King’s Horseman; The Music Man; The Resurrection of Alice (Winner Best Actress BTAA & AAAAC Awards (Chicago). Nominated Best Playwright & Best Play BTAA, and Helen Hayes Award Nomination Outstanding Lead Actress-Visiting (Wash DC); Intimate Apparel; Polk County, Helen Hayes Award Nomination Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Wash DC); Fences. TV/Film: “As The World Turns” (recurring Nurse Bentley), “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” So Close; Deep Trouble; Fake Preacher; C2EA (Documentary); East 182 Street; Thunderborn. Books: The Resurrection of Alice (Perri Tales Publications); Managing Artists in Pop Music and The Business of Broadway (both with Mitch Weiss Allworth Press).
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway: Airline Highway. Other NY credits: Dream Ticket (NYC Fringe Festival). Chicago credits: Airline Highway (Steppenwolf Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (TimeLine Theatre) for which she won Best Supporting Actress from Black Theatre Alliance. Other regional credits: Nina Simone: Four Women at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. TV: NBC's “Chicago Fire” and “New Amsterdam,” Netflix's “Gypsy” and FOX's “Gotham.” She received her B.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Thanks to God and to all my supportive family and friends.
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Sean Nelson was born in the Bronx, New York and began his acting career at age 10 when he landed a role in an off-Broadway play Hey Little Walter. He went on to do multiple plays on and off-Broadway including The Shadow Box and American Buffalo. At age 13, he booked the lead role in his debut film Fresh. Other notable film and television work include the HBO miniseries “The Corner” and the MTV film The Wood.
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