Photo Coverage: Anderson and McLane Join After Party
THE AFTER PARTY, which has been nominated for a 2008 MAC Award for Variety Production/Recurring Series on Friday, April 11th, 2008 presented Drama Desk Award Nominee and star of Mamma Mia, Judy McLane. Alos featured were Lavinia Draper and a special appearance by Mamma Mia's Carey Anderson
Judy McLane received critical acclaim for her performance as Vienna in the musical Johnny Guitar (Drama Desk Award Nomination
for Best Actress in a Musical, Drama League Honor for Distinguished Performance in the Theater). Judy's Broadway credits include Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Aspects of Love, and Chess. She also appeared in Chess in Concert at Carnegie Hall. Nationally and internationally, Judy's tours include Into the Woods (Baker's Wife), Big (Mrs.Baskin), and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Narrator).
Regionally, Judy's credits include Phyllis in Follies (Signature Theater - Helen Hayes Nomination), the title role in Victor/Victoria, Eva Peron in Evita, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Nancy in Oliver!, Luisa in Nine and Florence in Chess (Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Muny, SLO). TV audiences may recognize Judy as Darla on "Another World." Judy can be heard on the new cast recording release of Johnny Guitar.
Carey Anderson is currently playing "Sophie" in the Broadway production of MAMMA MIA. When not looking for her three potential dads 8 times a week, Carey has been working on new projects and readings like EVER AFTER, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and PRIDE and PREJUDICE. She just finished a run of Craig Carnelia's LIFE ON EARTH at The Laurie Beechman.
LAVINIA DRAPER is from the Palm Beach law firm family of Draper, Draper, Draper & Curtain. She was always an actress. At the age of 16 she did summer stock with Liza on the Kennedy Compound in Palm Beach. Through her manager and first husband, the late, great Walter Greenfiels, she became Betty Buckley's stand-in for everything Ms. Buckley did up to HBO's "OZ." Lavinia's favorite stand-in job was the film "Carrie." Now she is at New York's legendary The Stonewall Inn on Wednesday nights from 11pm to 12:20. According to Lavinia, "it is low rent, but it is a job."
The After Party is hosted by Brandon Cutrell and Alysha Umphress and features Lisa Asher with Ray Fellman at the piano. Every Friday night the event takes place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street at 9th Avenue.
Photos By Mark Rupp