Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder stars Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, and features Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak,Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, and Catherine Walker. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder officially opens on Sunday, November 17.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder features a book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak, and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. Darko Tresnjak directs and Peggy Hickey choreographs.
In the video below, BroadwayWorld caught up with the cast and creative team in rehearsal. Watch the interviews, plus a performance preview, then scroll down to learn more about the cast!
Jefferson Mays (D'Ysquith Family) Broadway: I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Pygmalion, Journey's End, Of Thee I Sing. Off-Broadway: Blood & Gifts (Lincoln Center), Measure For Measure (TFNA), Lyndie Breeze, Quills (NYTW), Orestes (En Garde Arts). Film and Television: Inherent Vice, Alfie, Kinsey, The Notorious Bettie Page, Cousin Bette, The Good Wife, MildrEd Pierce, Detroit 1-8-7, Lie to Me, Fringe, "Law & Order," "Nurse Jackie," "The Closer," "Dolly Madison," "Liberty!" Awards: Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Obies, Outer Critic's Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Helen Hayes, Elliot Norton, Theatre World, Drama League, Jefferson, Dramalogue, Helpmann. Education: Yale, BA; UCSD, MFA.
Bryce Pinkham (Monty Navarro) Broadway: Ghost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Lincoln Center: Knickerbocker Holiday. Off-Broadway: Love's Labour's Lost (Central Park); Orphans' Home Cycle(Signature Theater); Bloody Bloody... (Public Lab). Regional: Wiliamstown, The Guthrie, Yale Rep, Bay Street Theatre. TV: "The Good Wife," "Person of Interest," "God in America." Bryce is a founding member of Zara Aina, an NGO that uses theater to empower disenfranchised children in Madagascar: zaraaina.org. He is also a recurrent collaborator with Outside the Wire, a theater company that performs classic works for American military audiences; his latest trips were to Kuwait, Guantanamo Bay and Japan. As a writer, Bryce has had articles published in American Theatre Magazine, as well as the Yale Alumni Magazine. Bryce is a proud Leonore Annenberg Fellow for 2012-13 and an enthusiastic graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Boston College. brycepinkham.com
LISA O'HARE (Sibella Hallward) is thrilled to be making her Broadway Debut in this role which she originated in the Hartford Stage and Old Globe productions. Theatre: Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Elliot Norton & Denver Post Ovation award winner), Gigi in Gigi, Anything Goes, Sally Bowles in Cabaret (LADCC Award winner), Guinevere in Camelot, Maria in The Sound of Music.Television: Castle, The Closer and Undercovers. www.lisaohare.com
Lauren Worsham (Pheobe D'Yquith) is fatally thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with such a lethal group! Favorite roles include: Lisa in Dog Days (Montclair Peak Performances); Amy inWhere's Charley (Encores!); Cunegonde in Candide (NYCO); Lili in Carnival(Goodspeed); Clara in Light in the Piazza (Weston Playhouse); and Olive in Spelling Bee (National Tour). She is co-founder of music theatre company The Coterie and lead singer for the band Sky-Pony. Love to my amazing friends, my wonderful family and my brilliant husband. www.laurenworsham.com.
Jane Carr (Miss Shingle) Jane Carr came to America with the Royal Shakespeare Company's Nicholas Nickleby in 1986. She had an early success with the TV Series "Dear John" and has worked extensively on TV ever since, most recently in "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "The Closer." Jane appeared in many plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre of Great Britain. In the US she has trod the boards in Lettice and Lovage, Noises Off, She Stoops to Folly, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Blithe Spirit, Sylvia, What the Butler Saw, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Habeas Corpus, The Cider House Rules, Stuff Happens, A Small Family Business and recently in Pride and Prejudice. She completed a 3 year run on Broadway playing Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins. She has also had a lovely voice-over career: she is Pud'n on the cartoon show "The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy," Mama Cosma in "The Fairly Odd Parents," Grandma Fletcher in "Phineas and Ferb" and Ann and Dan Chovie in "Fish Hooks."
Jennifer Smith (Tour Guide) 13 Broadway shows including original companies of La Cage, The Producers andDrowsy Chaperone. Film and television: "Law and Order SVU," "Criminal Intent,"Curb Your Enthusiasm, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Skeleton Twins and High Maintenance. Lubbock, Texas native and proud Equity member.
Catherine Walker (Miss Barley) Broadway: Mary Poppins, Ragtime. Regional: A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder (Old Globe), The Sound Of Music (Fulton Theatre), Gypsy (Northshore). Awards: Carbonell for Best Actress In A Musical for Maria in The Sound of Music. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. For my husband, Jacques, you are my everything. www.catherinewalker.biz
Jeff Kready (Farmer/Guard) Broadway: Tony in Billy Elliot (+Tour), Sunday...with George (Revival), LES MISERABLES (Revival). Regional: Jimmy in ...Millie (Paper Mill), Mr. Snow inCarousel (Goodspeed), David Sedaris's one-man-show Santaland Diaries (Hartford TheatreWorks). TV: "Boardwalk Empire." Thanks to acting coach, David Hibbard. For Lena, his newborn daughter. jeffkready.com
Joanna Glushak (Lady Eugenia) Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George, Les Miserables, Hairspray, The Sweet Smell of Success, Urinetown, Rags, Conversations with My Father. New York City Opera: A Little Night Music, The Most Happy Fella. Tours: Young Frankenstein,Xanadu, Evita. Countless roles in regional theater, TV and film. Education: Yale Drama School.
Price Waldman (Detective) Broadway: The Lion King, The Grinch, and The Little Mermaid. Regional: McCarter Theater, Theater for a New Audience, BAM, Goodspeed, Weston Playhouse, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, O'Neill, Great Lakes, among others. Education: Oberlin and University of Delaware's Professional Theatre Training Program. Proud 7 year member of the Gent's Guide family. www.pricewaldman.com.
Eddie Korbich (Magistrate) Broadway: The Little Mermaid, Face The Music, The Drowsy Chaperone (Drama Desk nom.), After the Night and the Music, Wicked, Seussical, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, Singin' in the Rain. Off-Broadway: Takin' a Chance on Love (Obie Award),Assassins, Godspell, The Gifts of the Magi, Eating Raoul, Flora, the Red Menace and A Little Night Music. TV: "Mary and Rhoda," "Law & Order," "New York Undercover," "Law & Order: SVU," "Wonderland," "Out of the Box." Cartoon voices: "Doug" and "PB and J Otter." Film: Quiz Show, Jennifer 8. Also the voice of TIVO.
Pamela Bob (Swing) Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Silence! the Musical (P.S.122, Elektra Theatre), How To Save The World... (New World Stages), The Extraordinary Ordinary (Clurman Theatre), People Like Us (NYMF--Talkin' Broadway Best Actress). Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, Asolo Theatre, Peterborough Players, Barrington Stage Co. Education: M.F.A. from University of Cincinnati CCM. For my loves, Hal and Henry Bee.
Mark Ledbetter (Swing) Broadway: A Christmas Story, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins. Tours: Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Mille. Off-Broadway: Tin Pan Alley Rag; Our Town. Film: It Runs In The Family, The Producers. Education: Northwestern University. Love to wife Jen, family and BRS. www.markledbetter.com