Osnes, Stone et al. Join Foster & Grey in ANYTHING GOES; Full Cast Announced
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as "Reno Sweeney" and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as "Moonface Martin."
The cast will also feature Colin Donnell as "Billy Crocker", Adam Godley as "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh," Laura Osnes as "Hope Harcourt," Jessica Stone as "Erma," Walter Charles as "Captain," Robert Creighton as "Purser," Andrew Cao as "Luke," Raymond J. Lee as "John," with John McMartin as "Elisha Whitney" and Jessica Walter as "Evangeline Harcourt." Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.
Directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will begin performances March 10th, 2011 and officially open on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).
The creative team includes Rob Fisher (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger). The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter's musical romp across the Atlantic. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including "You're the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "It's De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out of You," and "Anything Goes."
Two-time Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall returns to the Roundabout, where she directed and choreographed the Tony® Award winning musical The Pajama Game starring Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara. Her history with Roundabout began in 1993 when she was the Associate Choreographer to her brother Rob Marshall in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of She Loves Me. Kathleen also choreographed Roundabout's productions of Follies and 1776 and won a 2004 Tony® Award for her choreography of Wonderful Town.
The musical Anything Goes, premiered on Broadway on November 21, 1934 at the Alvin Theatre, starring Ethel Merman. The first Broadway revival of Anything Goes premiered on Broadway on October 19, 1987 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and received the Tony® Award for best revival.
Major support for Anything Goes provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Anything Goes benefits from Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Peter and Leni May and The Kaplen Foundation.
Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com. Ticket prices range from $87-$137.
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St) will open on Monday, February 14th.
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Anything Goes will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.
Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney) recently starred on Broadway as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, for which she was honored with Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Prior to that, Sutton was Inga in the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, LA Ovation Award) and Jo March in Little Women: The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). She is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for her performance as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role she created in the 2000 La Jolla Playhouse premiere. Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease!. Regional productions include What the World Needs Now (Old Globe), Dorian (Goodspeed), The Three Musketeers (San Jose Musical Theater), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Sally in Me and My Girl (both at Pittsburgh CLO). She has toured nationally in The Will Rogers Follies, Les Miserables, and Grease!. She has appeared as Svetlana in Chess in Concert and as the "I'm the Greatest Star" Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in Concert, both Actors Fund of America benefits. On television, Sutton recently guest starred on "Law & Order: SVU." Other appearances include the Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites" and several episodes of the HBO series, "The Flight of the Conchords." Sutton has performed in concert at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, at Feinstein's, Joe's Pub, and at concert halls and theaters across the country. Recordings include The Maury Yeston Songbook (PS Classics), Jule Styne in Hollywood, and the original cast recordings of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein and Shrek. Her debut solo CD, Wish (Ghostlight Records), was recently released to critical acclaim and is now available in stores. She has just completed a sold-out limited run of the highly-anticipated City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, starring as Nurse Fay Apple. She is a proud teacher at New York University and Ball State University. Visit her website: www.suttonfoster.com.
Joel Grey (Moonface Martin). In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles each decade since: as the iconic M.C. in Cabaret (1966, Tony Award), as song and dance man George M. Cohan in George M! (1967, Tony nomination), as Charley VII in Goodtime Charlie (1975, Tony nomination), as Jacobowsky in The Grand Tour (1979, Tony nomination), as Olim in New York City Opera's Silverlake (1981), as Amos Hart in the landmark revival of Chicago (1996), and as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked (2004). Joel's non-musical stage roles include John Guare's Marco Polo Sings a Solo (1975) at The Public Theatre; the title role in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Chekhov's Platonov (1978); Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart (1986) at The Public Theatre; The American Repertory Theatre's production of Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken (1991) at the Sao Paulo Biennale, directed by Robert Wilson; Herringbone at the Hartford Stage (1992); John Patrick Shanley's A Fool and Her Fortune (NY Stage and Film, 1992); and in the Roundabout Theatre production of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1999), for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Grey's film credits include Cabaret (Academy Award), Frank Perry's Man on A Swing (1974), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976); Herbert Ross' The Seven Percent Solution (1976); Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, Golden Globe Nomination); Steven Soderbergh's Kafka (1991); Altman's The Player (1992); Phillip Haas' The Music of Chance (1993); Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks (2000); Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000) with Bjork and Catherine Deneuve; and Clark Gregg's Choke, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Joel's recent television credits include "Alias," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Brooklyn Bridge," (Emmy Award-nomination), "Oz," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "House," "Brothers & Sisters," "Private Practice," and "Grey's Anatomy." In April 2010, The Paley Center for Media in New York presented "An Evening with Joel Grey," celebrating Joel's remarkable, multi-decade career in television. Joel is also an internationally exhibited, acclaimed photographer. He has had three photography books published: Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), and 1.3: Images from My Phone (2009). Joel Grey is one of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and Academy award for the same role. In 1984, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and has received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center. In 1993, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis presented Joel with the Municipal Arts Society medal naming him a Living New York Landmark. In October 2009, Grey performed at Carnegie Hall, alongside Lady Gaga, Bono, Rufus Wainwright and more to benefit (RED) and help stop AIDS in Africa. He is currently directing an all-star, one-night only staged reading of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart on Broadway to benefit The Actors Fund and Friends In Deed.
John McMartin (Elisha Whitney) is a 2009 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame. McMartin received Tony Award nominations for Into the Woods, High Society, Show Boat, Sweet Charity and Don Juan (Drama Desk Award). Other Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color at LCT, Is He Dead?, Grey Gardens (Drama Desk nomination), Follies (original company), The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award), Pleasures and Palaces and Artist Descending a Staircase among others. Off Broadway includes Saturn Returns (Lucille Lortel nomination), Indian Blood, The Visit (with Chita Rivera), Little Mary Sunshine (Theatre World Award), Julius Caesar, The Misanthrope (The Public), High Spirits, The Little Foxes, A Little Night Music, Absurd Person Singular and others. Film credits include No Reservations, Kinsey, The Dish, Who's that Girl, A Thousand Clowns, All the President's Men, Legal Eagles, Blow Out, Sweet Charity, Pennies From Heaven, Native Son to mention a few. Television credits include Law & Order, Oz, Tales of the City, Frasier, Sisters, Murrow, Separate but Equal, Coach, Murder She Wrote, Citizen Cohn, The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show among many others.
Jessica Walter (Evangeline Harcourt) makes her return to Broadway with Anything Goes. Walter began her career in her hometown of New York City where she starred in numerous Broadway productions including Advise and Consent, Neil Simon's Rumors, A Severed Head, Nightlife and Photo Finish, a role that earned her the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Also on stage, Walter has worked at New York's famed Playwright's Horizons and the Los Angeles Theater Center, where she starred in Tartuffe. Walter's feature film work includes Clint Eastwood's Play Misty for Me (Golden Globe® Award nomination, "Best Actress in a Motion Picture"). A short list of Walter's additional film work includes The Group, Slums of Beverly Hills, Lilith, The Flamingo Kid, Dummy, Number One and Grand Prix. Her next feature film is the soon-to-be-released Bending the Rules. Her numerous television roles include the title character in the series Amy Prentiss ("Best Actress" Emmy® Award win); Trapper John, M.D. ("Best Actress" Emmy® Award nomination); The Streets of San Francisco (Emmy® Award nomination); and Arrested Development (Emmy® Award nomination) in which she played the matriarch "Lucille Bluth." Walter has also appeared in several mini-series, including Wheels, Scruples, Bare Essence and Victory at Entebbe. She has guest-starred in over 60 episodic television series, including "Oh Baby, Aaron's Way," "Saving Grace," "For the People," "Just Shoot Me," "Coach," "Women in Chains" and the "Law & Order" franchise. Walter is currently shooting the TV Land comedy series "Retired at 35," in which she co-stars with George Segal. She also voices the role of "Malory Archer" in FX's animated series "Archer," which is going into its second season.
Colin Donnell (Billy Crocker). Broadway: Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Follies, Meet Me in St. Louis, Almost Heaven. National Tour: Wicked , MAMMA MIA!. Regional: Johnny Baseball (American Repertory), Me, Myself, and I (McCarter Theater), Pride & Prejudice (Eastman Theatre), Working: The Musical (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical, Mame, Meet Me in St. Louis (MUNY), Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore Music Theatre), 1776 (Stages St. Louis).
Adam Godley (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) last appeared on Broadway as Victor in the Tony Award-winning production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, for which he received a Theatre World Award. In the West End, he last appeared as Raymond Babbitt in the acclaimed stage adaptation of Rain Man opposite Josh Hartnett, and received an Olivier Award nomination as Best Actor. Other West End credits include: June Moon; The Revenger's Comedies (directed by Alan Ayckbourn); The Rivals; and The Importance of Being Earnest. At the National Theatre: Close of Play (directed by Harold Pinter); Watch on the Rhine; Mr. A's Amazing Maze Plays; Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle, and Dick (Olivier Award Nomination, Best Actor); Two Thousand Years (directed by Mike Leigh); and the title role in Paul (directed by Howard Davis). He also created the role of Michal in the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. At the Royal Shakespeare Company: The White Devil; The General from America; A Midsummer Night's Dream and Three Hours After the Marriage. Other London theatre: Cliff Bradshaw in Sam Mendes' production of Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse); The Front Page (Donmar Warehouse); Mr.Kolpert (Royal Court); Mouth To Mouth (Royal Court, Olivier Nomination: Best Supporting Actor). Film credits include: Love Actually; Around the World in 80 Days; Nanny McPhee; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Elizabeth - The Golden Age; Son of Rambow; The X-Files: I Want To Believe, and the upcoming Fox release Battleship. Television: "Nuremburg"; "Hawking"; "Miss Marple - The Secret of Chimney's"; "The Old Curiosity Shop"; "The Special Relationship"; "Mad Men"; "Terminator-The Sarah Connor Chronicles"; "Breaking Bad"; " Numb3rs"; "Dollhouse"; and "Lie To Me." Adam has also been heard in over 100 radio drama productions and readings for both the BBC and NPR.
Laura Osnes (Hope Harcourt) is currently reprising her role of Bonnie Parker in Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie And Clyde at Asolo Repertory Theatre after creating the role in the world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award- Outstanding Lead Female Performance In A Musical). She recently starred as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theatre's Production of South Pacific and made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent Broadway revival of Grease, having won the role and the hearts of America on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're The One That I Want." Laura has performed regionally at the Kennedy Center as Kim McAfee in Broadway: Three Generations. Other favorite regional credits include Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin, and the title role in Peter Pan. She recently filmed the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, written by John Logan and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and performed in Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall which will be released on DVD this fall.
Jessica Stone (Erma). Broadway: Butley, The Odd Couple, Smell of the Kill, Design For Living, How to Succeed...,Grease. Off-Broadway: Crimes of the Heart, Krisit, The Country Club, June Moon, Tenderloin, Babes in Arms. National Tour: Grease, Bye Bye Birdie. Regional: Huntington, Mark Taper Forum, GeVa, the McCarter and six seasons at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Favorite productions include She Stoops to Conquer, She Loves Me, Springtime For Henry, Betty's Summer Vacation, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Cherry Orchard, Where's Charley and Tonight at 8:30. Film: soon to be released How Do You Know, Failure to Launch, Loverboy, Signs, The Ice Storm . T.V.: Series regular: "Conrad Bloom," "Mr. Rhodes," "Here and Now." Guest Star: "Sesame Street (mrs. sparklenose)","The Good Wife", "Law and Order", "3 lbs", "CSI Miami ," "Ed," "Caroline in the City." Jessica recently directed an all male production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Walter Charles (Captain). Walter recently celebrated his 41st anniversary in the professional theater. He's delighted to be back at the Roundabout, where he previously appeared in The Apple Tree and The Boys from Syracuse. Other career highlights include: Broadway: The Woman in White; Big River; Kiss Me, Kate; Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (world premiere); Albin in La Cage Aux Folles; Aspects of Love; Me & My Girl; Cats; Grease; Anna Karenina; Sweeney Todd. Encores!: Music in the Air, and Call Me Madam with Tyne Daly. Tours: My Fair Lady, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Sunset Boulevard, co-starring with Diahann Carroll (original Canadian company). NYC Opera: Sweeney Todd, 110 in the Shade. Off-Broadway: Wit, The Immigrant. Carnegie Hall: Kristina. LA: Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury, La Cage Aux Folles. Regional: Hello, Dolly! opposite Leslie Uggams; Cleveland Playhouse: Lincolnesque; Arden Theater: Sunday in the Park With George, Something Intangible (world premiere); Arena Stage: Cabaret; PaperMill: Hello, Dolly!; Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration: Sweeney Todd, Company; Hartford Stage: Martin Guerre (world premiere); Denver Center; Long Wharf; Missouri Rep; Fords Theater; St. Louis MUNY; Sacramento Music Circus; Pittsburgh CLO. Film/Television: A Fine Mess, Fletch Lives, Prancer, Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie, Sweeney Todd (Great Performances), Law & Order.
Robert Creighton (Purser). Broadway: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Damn Yankees, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only. National: The Lion King, Fame the musical. New York Theatre: Guys & Dolls (PaperMill), I Married an Angel (Theatre-off-Park), Portraits of Demetrius Gan, The Merry Widow, The Mikado (LCT). New York Workshops: Lucky Break, Giant, Lily & Lily, Lola. Regional: The Alchemist (Shakespeare Theater), Cagney! (Florida Stage/Riverside Theater), Anything Goes (Houston Tuts), Chicago (Macau, China), Funny Girl (PaperMill Playhouse), Sweeny Todd (St. Louis Rep), The Man of Destiny (Stageworks on the Hudson), End of Summer (Phoenix Theatre Company), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drayton Festival Theatre), Finian's Rainbow (Goodspeed Opera House).
Andrew Cao (Luke). Andrew makes his Broadway debut with Anything Goes. Recent New York credits include: Baayork Lee's Oklahoma! (Curly), Bells are Ringing (NY City Center Encores), Frog Kiss (NYMF). Regional: West Side Story (Bernardo) Cyrano De Bergerac (multiple roles) --Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Robin and The Seven Hoods (The Old Globe) Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy Keeler--Goodspeed Opera House and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Kiss Me Kate (Orlando Shakes and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck) -- Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. TV and Film: "The Story of Juan" and Nickelodeon's "Backyardigans". Big thanks to Kathleen Marshall, Kevin Thompson, my amazing family and my beautiful wife Sophie.
Raymond J. Lee (John). Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Eddie). Off Broadway: Applause (Encores!), Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Public/NYSF), Victor Woo (NY Fringe). Regional: ...Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino), The Fantasticks (Matt), The King and I (Chululongkorn). Readings: Bruce Lee: Journey to the West, Honeymoon in Vegas, Shrek the Musical, Tears from Heaven, and & Allegiance. Film: Ghost Town, The Mikado Project. TV: "Fame" (NBC). Ray is also proud to be a part of the IT GETS BETTER BROADWAY campaign (itgetsbetterbroadway.com) and is also co-producing a new webisode called THANK YOU...NEXT (www.thankyounextseries.com). For more information, please visit www.raymondjlee.com
Clyde Alves (Ensemble). Broadway: Wicked, Hairspray, Oklahoma, The Music Man. Off-Broadway/NY Theatre: Anyone Can Whistle, Follies, Altar Boys, Boobs! The Musical. National: A Chorus Line, Hairspray, Fame The Musical. Regional: Robin & The Seven Hoods (Old Globe), Brigadoon, Kiss Me, Kate, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Guys and Dolls (Maine State Music Theatre), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse), Beauty and the Beast (Princess of Wales Theatre).
Ward Billeisen (Ensemble/Quartet). Broadway: Curtains, Fiddler on the Roof, Girl Crazy, Encores Bash! 2004, Plain and Fancy. National: Chicago. Regional: West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun (Pittsburgh CLO), Forever Plaid (West Virginia Public), Singin' in the Rain (Westchester Broadway), Funny Girl (Gateway Playhouse). Television: "Sondheim: The Birthday Celebration at Lincoln Center," "Kennedy Center Honors" (Honoree, Andrew Lloyd Webber).
Joyce Chittick (Angel/Ensemble). A veteran of 10 Broadway shows including Roundabout Theatre's productions of The Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr, in which Clive Barnes called her a "Knockout!" and a Fred Astaire Award winner for Cabaret, starring Natasha Richardson. She has also been seen onstage at Carnegie Hall, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, MTC, NYC Town Hall, and Barrington Stages. More recently, Joyce opened the Las Vegas Company of Jersey Boys as Mary Delgado, played Joan in Dames At Sea at Bay Street Theatre and performed with Spinal Tap at the Beacon Theater. As a choreographer, she recently choreographed a world event for FIFA, NYMF's Moisty the Snowman... and the National Tour of Grease. Upcoming film, Virgin Alexander.
NIKKI RENÉE DANIELS (Ensemble). Nikki is currently appearing in Promises, Promises on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Aida, Nine, The Look of Love, Lestat and Little Shop of Horrors. She made her New York City Opera debut as Clara in Porgy and Bess. Regional credits include Caroline or Change (Emmie) at the Guthrie Theatre, Anything Goes (Hope) at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ray Charles Live! (Della B) at the Pasadena Playhouse, Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at Sacramento Music Circus, Dorian (Celia) at the Denver Center, and Ragtime (Sarah) at North Shore Music Theatre. Nikki has also performed as a soloist with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops and at Carnegie Hall.
Margot De La Barre (Swing). Broadway: South Pacific, White Christmas. Tours: The Boy Friend, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: White Christmas (Wang Center, Fox Theatre), Hello Dolly! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Me & My Girl (Goodspeed Opera House), Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street (Trump Plaza), My Fair Lady (Arizona Theatre Company), Kiss Me Kate, Hello Dolly! (Westchester Broadway Theatre), West Side Story (Gateway Playhouse), Singin' in the Rain, Dames at Sea, Meet Me in St. Louis, Titanic (Surflight Theatre), Brigadoon (Tulane Lyric Theatre). Ballet: Delta Festival Ballet Company, New Orleans Youth Ballet Company.
KIMBERLY FAURÉ (Angel/Ensemble). Kimberly Fauré is so delighted that dreams do come true. Kim is making her Broadway debut after recently appearing in City Center Encores Bells Are Ringing and AMAS MT's Aesop and Co. Favorite regional credits include Music Theatre of Wichita's Kiss Me, Kate (Lois/Bianca), Curtains (Bambi), The Producers (Ulla), Smokey Joe's Café (Delee), Cats (Bombalurina), and Big River (Mary Jane). Kim has also performed at the Kennedy Center with the Washington Ballet and Debbie Allen and recently graduated from Oklahoma City University. A million thanks to Kathleen Marshall, to God, and to her family.
Josh Franklin (Ensemble/Quartet). Josh is an actor singer/songwriter originally from Colorado. Broadway: Grease 2007 revival, Legally Blonde. 1st National Tours: Grease 2010 (Danny), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), All Shook Up, Disney's On The Record, and Grease 2004 (Teen Angel). BFA Webster U. Thanks to his wonderful friends and family, especially Chachi and Sookie. www.joshfranklin.net and/or www.myspace.com/joshfranklinmusic
Justin Greer (Swing) is so excited to be working with the Roundabout Theatre! Broadway: Shrek the Musical (Original Company), The Producers (u/s Leo Bloom and Dance Captain), Urban Cowboy (Original Company), Seussical the Musical (Original Company), Annie Get Your Gun and The Hercules Summer Spectacular (Aladdin). He is also an educator. More at www.justingreer.net
DANIEL J. EdwardS (Ensemble/Quartet) is very excited to make his first appearance in the Broadway world. Just this year he graduated from Point Park University with a BA in Musical Theater and recently got off the tour of PCLO's "Miss Saigon" where he also earned his Equity card. Daniel is very excited to be a part of the show and has much love for all his friends and family who have supported him over the years.
Tari Kelly (Ensemble). Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Boy From Oz, Show Boat. Off-Broadway: Streakin'. National Tour: Little Shop of Horrors, Shoat Boat, Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Marriott Lincolnshire, Stages St. Louis, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, AMT San Jose, Fulton Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Fireside, 5th Ave. Theatre, Sacramento Music Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Skylight Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Ordway Center.
Linda Mugleston (Ensemble). Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Wonderful Town, Nine, Into The Woods, Kiss Me Kate, On The Town. Off-Broadway: See What I Want To See, On The Town, Broadway Bash, Strike Up The Band. Regional: A Christmas Carol (Denver Center), Sunset Boulevard (Portland Center Stage), Sound of Music, Damn Yankees (MUNY), Falsettos (Huntington Theater), Happy End (ACT/San Francisco), Tintypes (Hartford Stage/Old Globe), Song of Singapore, The Foreigner (Old Lyric Rep), Mystery of Edwin Drood (City Rep), She Loves Me!, ...A Nightingale Sang, As You Like It, George M!, Annie Get Your Gun (Pink Garter Theatre).
Kevin Munhall (Ensemble). New York: Bells Are Ringing (Encores! Dir. Kathleen Marshall). Regional: James & The Giant Peach (Workshop. Dir. Graciela Daniele), Big River, Kiss Me Kate, Camelot, A Funny Thing..., The Drowsy Chaperone, High School Musical, Miss Saigon, Damn Yankees, White Christmas (Music Theatre of Wichita). Education: B.F.A. University of Michigan.
Adam Perry (Ensemble). Broadway: Promises, Promises, Wicked, A Chorus Line (Don). City Center Encores: On the Town, Damn Yankees. The Most Happy Fella (NYC Opera). National Tours: Cats, Sweet Charity. TV: HBO Pilot "The Miraculous Year," "The 81st Annual Academy Awards," "2008 Kennedy Center Honors," "2006 and 2010 Tony Awards." B.F.A. in Performing Arts from Western Kentucky University.
William Ryall (Henry T. Dobson/Quartet/Ensemble). Broadway: Guys and Dolls, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Seussical, High Society, How to Succeed, Grand Hotel, Whorehouse Goes Public, Me and My Girl, Amadeus, Chess (in concert). NYC Opera: The Most Happy Fella. National Tours: Phantom, Some Like It, Hot, On Your Toes, Grand Hotel, South Pacific, Evita, My One and Only. 1987,1990,1995, and 2009 Tony Awards. Film: Jimmy in Charlie Kaufman's Synechoche, New York. www.williamryall.com
Jennifer Savelli (Angel/Ensemble) began her dance training with her mother Dianne in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to be a member of The Pennsylvania Ballet for four years. She was also a Radio City Music Hall Rockette in Las Vegas under the direction of Maurice Hines. Broadway shows include Guys and Dolls, Dance of the Vampires (Dream Sarah), The Boy From Oz, and Fosse. She was in the 1st National tours of Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and Fosse. Movies include the Oscar winning Chicago and most recently, the short Not Your Time starring Jason Alexander. She has been seen in several television award shows including "The Kennedy Center Honors," "The Academy Awards," "The Tony Awards," "The MTV Video Awards" with Jlo and Ja Rule, and she was in the PBS Documentary "Broadway: The American Musical." She is thrilled to be working with Kathleen Marshall again in Anything Goes!
Anthony Wayne (Ensemble). Encores: Bells Are Ringing; Anyone Can Whistle. National Tours: A Chorus Line (Richie); The Color Purple; Fame - The Musical (Tyrone Jackson); Smokey Joe's Café; and The Will Rogers Follies Starring Larry Gatlin. Workshops: Aesop & Company (AMAS). Regional: Robin and The Seven Hoods (Old Globe); Sophisticated Ladies (Arena Stage); Once On This Island (Papa Ge / Gallery Players); Aida (MSMT); Beauty and The Beast (ASF); Swing! - The Musical (TUTS). Training: BFA (Music Theatre), Shenandoah Conservatory; Alvin Ailey School; Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Native of Norfolk Virginia. www.awayne.com
Kristen Beth Williams (Ensemble). Broadway: Promises, Promises (u/s Marge MacDougal). NYC: Applause, Face the Music, and Follies (Encores!); The Marvelous Wonderettes. Other credits: The 101 Dalmatians Musical ; Turn of the Century; An American in Paris; White Christmas; Paper Mill; MTW. BFA Univ. of Oklahoma. Love to the fam!
Kathleen Marshall (Director/Choreographer). Kathleen Marshall directed and choreographed the most recent Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Grease, The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction) starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Wonderful Town (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction). She directed and choreographed the Disney/ABC tele-pic, Once Upon A Mattress, starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett, and choreographed their previous tele-pic, The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick (Emmy nomination). She choreographed the Broadway productions of Boeing Boeing, Little Shop Of Horrors, Follies (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), Ring Round The Moon (Lincoln Center Theater), 1776 (Roundabout) and Swinging On A Star (Drama Desk nomination), as well as the West End revival of Kiss Me, Kate (Olivier Award nomination). She is an Artistic Associate of City Center Encores!, where she was the Artistic Director for four seasons. For Encores!, she directed and choreographed Applause, 70 Girls 70, House Of Flowers, Carnival, Hair, Wonderful Town and Babes In Arms and co-conceived and staged the Broadway Bash concert. She also choreographed the Encores! productions of L'il Abner, The Boys From Syracuse, Dubarry Was A Lady and Call Me Madam. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, she directed and choreographed Two Gentlemen Of Verona and for Second Stage Theatre, she directed and choreographed Saturday Night, the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim's first musical. Her national tours include Kiss Me, Kate, Sunset Boulevard starring Petula Clark and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music Of The Night. Other credits include Violet (Playwrights Horizons), As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept.) and Time And Again (Old Globe Theatre). For the Library of Congress, she directed a 70th Birthday Celebration for Stephen Sondheim and she has staged tributes to Jason Robards, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin for the Kennedy Center Honors. She served as assistant choreographer to her brother, Rob Marshall, on the Broadway productions of Kiss Of The Spider Woman, She Loves Me and Damn Yankees. She is the Vice President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties; and the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.
Anything Goes benefits from Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Marty and Perry Granoff, HRH Foundation, Ted and Mary Jo Shen, Peter and Leni May, Tom and Diane Tuft, The Kaplen Foundation, and one anonymous donor.
Major support provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Roundabout thanks the Henry Nias Foundation, courtesy of Dr. Stanley Edelman, for their support of Anything Goes.
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2010-2011 season features Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice; Julia Cho's The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw; Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore starring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet and Stoller, Butler & Dart's The People in the Picture, starring Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. Roundabout's sold out production of The 39 Steps made its third transfer to the New World Stages after a successful Broadway run at three Broadway theatres.
For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.