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Meet the Cast

Kandis Chappell *
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Kandis Chappell is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe Theater in San Diego, where she has appeared in more than thirty productions. She has worked extensively at South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa, and at theaters across the country, including the Intiman in Seattle, ACT in San Francisco, the Huntington in Boston, Hartford Stage (CT Critics Circle nomination), Lincoln Center, and Broadway.

Mia Dillon *

Mia Dillon's Broadway credits include Our Town with Paul Newman, The Miser, Hay Fever, Agnes of God, The Corn is Green with Cicely Tyson, Crimes of the Heart (Tony Award Nomination, Clarence Derwent Award, Dramalogue Award), Once a Catholic (Drama Desk Nomination), Da, and Equus.  She has appeared in 5 seasons at BTF in A Period of Adjustment, A Song at Twilight, Ghosts, A Delicate Balance, and Palace of Amateurs. She has appeared in regional theatres across the country, most recently in Cloud 9 at Hartford Stage.  Film and TV roles include “BrainDead,” all 3 “Law & Orders,” Brain Dead, “The Cosby Show,” “Mary and Rhoda,” Gods And Generals, The Money Pit, All Good Things, Ordinary World and Isn't it Delicious.

Sarah Manton *
Westport Country Playhouse:  What the Butler SawBedroom 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 JulietThe RivalsLook Back in Anger.  TV/Film: “Doctors” and “Casualty” (BBC), Susan (short).  Radio: Emily in Alan Ayckbourn’s “Whenever.” Member of 'The Actors Center’ NY.

Paxton Whitehead *


Westport Country Playhouse: What the Butler Saw, 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. 

* Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association