Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Opening Tomorrow!
The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, began previews on Broadway on April 12 and will open tomorrow, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below!
The production marks the Broadway premiere for Academy Award-winner Martin McDonagh's heralded play, and the first Broadway transfer from Michael Grandage Company, a London based production company set up by director, Michael Grandage and producer, James Bierman (both formerly of the Donmar) to produce work across all media.The Cripple of Inishmaan comes to Broadway following its sold out run last summer at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre, where it was part of an award-winning season of five plays produced by Michael Grandage Company.
In addition to Daniel Radcliffe (Billy Claven), the production will feature Ingrid Craigie (Kate Osborne), Pádraic Delaney (Babbybobby), Sarah Greene (Helen McCormick), Gillian Hanna (Eileen Osborne), Gary Lilburn(Doctor), Conor MacNeill (Bartley McCormick), Pat Shortt (Johnnypateenmike) and June Watson (Mammy).
Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy (Daniel Radcliffe), if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life. Martin McDonagh's comic masterpiece examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances and confirms his position as one of the most original Irish voices to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century.
Theatre: Wonderful Tennessee (Broadway); Crave (Royal Court);Hedda Gabler (West End); The Misanthrope (National Theatre);Talbot's Box (Abbey Dublin/Royal Court); A Life (Abbey/Old Vic); Faith Healer (Gate Dublin/Sydney/Edinburgh); Hay Fever(Gate/Spoleto); Play (Gate/Barbican); The Weir (Montreal). Awards include: Special Tribute, Irish Theatre Awards; Trinity College Dublin Alumni Award. Nominations include: What's On Stage Awards.
Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Michael Grandage Company), Doubt (Tricycle), Hamlet (Cork Opera House), The Parking Space (Dublin Fringe Festival), The Leaving (Barnstorm Theatre Company), The Hollow In The Sand (Blue Raincoat). Film: Dark Touch, What Richard Did, Blackthorn, Perrier's Bounty, Eden and The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Television:Raw, When Harvey Met Bob, Single-Handed, The Tudors,Legend and Pure Mule.
Theatre: Alice in Funderland (Abbey), Big Maggie, The Playboy of the Western World, The Year of the Hiker, Empress of India(Druid), Between Foxrock and a Hard Place (Landmark Productions), Phaedra, Peer Gynt (Rough Magic), Little Gem(Guna Nua), A Celebration of Brian Friel, The Death of Harry Leon, (Ouroboros), Danti Dan (Gallowglass), Titus Andronicus(Siren Productions), Ellemenope Jones (Randolf SD). Film: The Guard, My Brothers, Love & Savagery, Eden, Noble and Standby. Television includes: Raw (RTE), Vikings (History Channel/MGM), The Assets (ABC).
Forty years acting in theatre, films, television, radio. Royal National Theatre, Royal Court, West End, repertory in England and Ireland. Founder member Monstrous Regiment Theatre Company. Translations from French and Italian include plays by Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Dacia Maraini, Camus. Best Supporting Actress joint nominee What's On Stage Awards 2014.
Gary trained at the Drama Centre London. Theatre: Three Sisters(Field Day), The Beggars Opera, Famine (Druid), Well Of the Saints (I.T.C.). Recent: Dr Faustus (Glasgow Citizens Theatre)The Kingdom (Soho), The Hairy Ape, (Southwark Playhouse),Buried Child (Leicester Curve), productions with the Donmar, Hampstead Theatre, the Abbey, Shakespeare's Globe, Royal Court. Film: Philomena, Garage, Eden, Veronica Guerin. He plays Fr. Quinn in the hit T.V. comedy Mrs. Brown's Boys.
Stage work includes appearances on the West End, the Donmar Warehouse, Gate Theatre Dublin and Belfast's Lyric Theatre. He received an Irish Theatre Award nomination in 2011. Screen work includes Stand Off alongside Brendan Fraser, Sundance winnerFive Minutes of Heaven, Fifty Dead Men Walking and An Crisis, for which he received an Outstanding Actor nomination, 2010 Festival de Télévision Monte-Carlo.
Theatre: The Cripple of Inishmaan (West End What's on Stage Award, Best Actor), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway, Drama Desk and Drama League Nominations), Equus (West End and Broadway, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations). Film: Frankenstein, Horns, The F Word, Kill Your Darlings, The Woman in Black, The Harry Potterfilm series. Television: A Young Doctor's Notebook, The Simpsons, My Boy Jack, Extras, David Copperfield. Many thanks to Barbara Houseman and Janis Price for their work with me on this production.
Theatre: Boss Grady's Boys (Gaiety Theatre), the D'unbelievables D'ats Life, One Hell of a Do(Southern Comedy Theatre Company), The Lonesome West(Druid Theatre Company), Pat Shortt Live, You Won't Get Away With That Here and Pat Shortt in the Hall (Short Comedy Theatre Company). Acting: Calvary, Breakfast Wine, Life's a Breeze,Angela Mooney Dies Again, This is My Father, The Closer It Gets, Man About Dog, Strength and Honour, Garage,Spaceman 3, Inside I'm Dancing, Wild About Harry. TV: Moone Boy, Mattie, Exit File, Father Ted, The Fitz, Killinaskully.
London theatre includes Good People; Mrs Lowry & Son; The Cripple of Inishmaan; Before the Party; Uncle Vanya;Smaller; Mary Stuart; Talking to Terrorists; Kosher Harry; Saved;Ballroom; Life Price; Small Change; Glasshouses; Sliding With Suzanne; Blue Heart (also BAM). Twenty plays at Royal National Theatre, two world tours (ESC) and Romeo and Juliet (RSC). Numerous film and television.
u/s Helen McCormick
Helen is thrilled to join this production and make her Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: A Picture of Autumn (Mint). Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest, dir. David Hyde Pierce (Williamstown), Tribes (Studio Theatre), Love's Labour's Lost, Elijah (CTC). Training: Juilliard.
u/s Kate Osbourne, Eileen Osbourne, Mammy
u/s Johnnypateenmike, Babbybobby, Doctor
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Temporal Powers, Wife To James Whelan (Mint Theater), Sive (Irish Rep). Off-Off Broadway: The Real Thing (Innovative Theatre Awards, Lead Actor nom), Anna Christie (Boomerang). Film: '79 Parts, Daylight, I Sell The Dead.
u/s Billy, Bartley McCormick
Broadway and NY debut. Select Chicago credits: 4000 Miles(Northlight, dir. Kimberly Senior), Teddy Ferrara (Goodman, dir. Evan Cabnet), Yellow Moon (Writers, dir. Stuart Carden) and Spring Awakening (Griffin, dir. Jonathan Berry). TV:Chicago Fire.