92Y to Welcome MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally & More, 6/2
92Y announces a discussion with the stars and creative team of Mothers and Sons, the acclaimed new play recently nominated for two Tony Awards - Best Play and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Panelists include four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, and director Sheryl Kaller (Tony nominee) along with stars Tyne Daly (a Tony and six-time Emmy Award-winner) and Bobby Steggert (Tony nominee), along with moderator Perez Hilton.
This creative conversation will address some of the timely themes of the production: the evolution from AIDS to marriage equality in the LGBT community, the changing face of family and how Mothers and Sons became Terrence McNally's milestone 20th Broadway show.
Tyne Daly (Katharine Gerard). Since 1963 Theatre East: Jenny Kissed Me; The Butter and Egg Man; That Summer-That Fall; Mystery School (Outer Critics Circle nomination); Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Rabbit Hole (Tony nomination); Gypsy (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards); It Shoulda Been You; Master Class. Theatre West: Ashes; Black Angel; Gethsemane Springs; Come Back, Little Sheba (Drama-Logue Award); Queen of the Stardust Ballroom; Oliver!; Moby Dick-Rehearsed; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Agamemnon. Daly was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2011. Film/Television: Basmati Blues, The Simian Line, Zoot Suit, The Enforcer, Telefon, "Georgia O'Keeffe," "The Wedding Dress," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Kids Like These," "The Women's Room," "Intimate Strangers" (Emmy nomination), "The Dancing Bear," "The Entertainer," "Larry," "The Man Who Could Talk to Kids," "Judging Amy" (Emmy), "Christy" (Emmy), "Cagney and Lacey" (4 Emmys). Favorite productions: Alisabeth, Kathryne and Alyxandra.
Bobby Steggert (Will Ogden) Broadway: Big Fish, Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Drama League nominations), 110 in the Shade (Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway: Assistance (Playwrights Horizons), A Minister's Wife and The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theatre), Yank! (Drama Desk & Drama League nominations, York Theatre), The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, The Vineyard Theatre), columbinus (New York Theater Workshop), and Camelot (NY Philharmonic). TV/Film: "The Good Wife," The Namesake, Kinsey, "All My Children" (Sam Gray). Bobby received the 2010 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theatre.
Terrence McNally (Playwright) is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his musical books for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. The Kennedy Center recently produced three of his plays under the title Terrence McNally's Nights at the Opera: Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata and the world premiere of Golden Age. His play And Away We Go premiered at the Pearl Theatre Company in November. In 1996 he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Sheryl Kaller's (Director) direction was seen most recently at Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Too Much Too Much Too Many by Meghan Kennedy. Ms. Kaller received a Tony Nomination for Best Director for Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts. She has directed at many theaters including LCT3, The New Group, Pasadena Playhouse, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.C.T., New York Stage and Film, The Geffen, Philadelphia Theater Company and Naked Angels. She has directed and developed a plethora of new plays and musicals with writers including Nick Blaemire, Billy Porter, Christopher Durang, Geoffrey Nauffts, Regina Taylor, Daniel Beaty, Dick Beebe and Alan Menken. Greatest Joys: Scott, Tobey and Tess.