Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of BRONX BOMBERS
Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast!
Ruth. Berra. Mantle. DiMaggio. Gehrig. Jeter. The New York Yankees have never had a shortage of star players... or controversy. Bronx Bombers is a new American play from the team behind Broadway's Lombardi that follows beloved icon Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen through a century of the team's trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee greats together on one stage. As it celebrates and explores the timeless legacy of baseball's most iconic team, Bronx Bombers takes a fascinating look at how and why the Yankees have remained so undeniably great... and so powerfully inspirational.
Check out interviews with the cast and creative team and a TV spot for Bronx Bombers below!
TV: Emmy Award winner for "Newhart" (three Emmy nominations), also "Bosom Buddies", "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "E.R.," "Family Ties," "White Collar," "King of Queens," "Reba," "Ally McBeal," "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO), "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" (Showtime). Film: That Thing You Do,Polar Express, Suburban Girl, Camp Nowhere, The Ryan White Story. Broadway/NY:Hairspray, Sly Fox, Magic/Bird, Out of This World, Ziegfeld Follies of 1937 (City Center Encores!), Lucky Guy, and the World premieres of Daniel Sullivan's Inspecting Carol and Ken Ludwig's Fox on The Fairway. Winner, Best Actor, Berkshire Theater Festival for The Foreigner. Film Critic's Award Nom. Best Featured Actor for "Girls" (HBO).
Broadway: Prelude to a Kiss (Roundabout), Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Detroit '67(Public), Broke-ology (Lincoln Center), The Good Negro (Public Theatre, OBIE Award), The Winter's Tale (Delacorte), The Merchant of Venice (Delacorte), Ten Things to do Before I Die (Second Stage). Regional: Williamstown, Sundance, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, Dallas Theatre Center. Selected TV/Film: "The Good Wife," "Person of Interest," "Are We There Yet?" HBO's The Normal Heart, Men in Black III, You Bury Your Own. Founding member of The Collective Theatre Co. in Chicago.
Chris Henry Coffey
Most recently Chris was seen in A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Mark Lamos and in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage, directed by Davis McCallum. Most recent film and TV credits include The Little Tin Man (which will release 2013) and Epilogue (which premiered at Tribeca FF 2013). Also Neil LaBute's BFF and David Schwimmer's feature Trust. Recurring roles on "Law & Order: CI", guest-stars on "The Good Wife", "Cupid", "Law & Order", and others. Coffey is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
MICKEY MANTLE / THURMAN MUNSON
Bill's last play was Lombardi on Broadway. On TV, Bill has recently guest starred on "Criminal Minds," "Rizzoli & Isles" & "Law & Order." He's appeared in several independent films including I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Adam, and Evenhand. As a comic, Bill is a staple at the Hollywood Laugh Factory, a regular headliner at The Tropicana in Las Vegas, and is currently part of The Leatherneck Tour performing on Marine bases throughout the world. He has also toured Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the USO.
Broadway: Memphis, In The Heights, The Lion King. Off-Broadway: The Jammer,Cotton Club Parade, Lonely I'm Not, In The Heights. TV: "A Gifted Man," "White Collar," "Nurse Jackie," "Gossip Girl," "Fringe," "Oz." Film: Tracers. Charter member of the Hip-Hop/Improv comedy group, Freestyle Love Supreme. Emmy award-winning composer and lyricist for collaboration with Will.I.AM for Outstanding Original Song. Jackson was co-music director for the Emmy Winning PBS Show, "The Electric Company" and composed music for "Sesame Street". Solo album: In the Name of Love.
Broadway: Lombardi, The Lion in Winter. Off-Broadway: The Tutors, The Great God Pan, Lemon Sky, Dog Sees God, Romance, Dublin Carol, Triple Happiness, Four(Lortel Award, Drama Desk nom.), The Hasty Heart, Free to Be You and Me, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, Fuddy Meers, Stupid Kids. Television: "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (upcoming), "The Pacific," "The Black Donnellys" (series regular) and others. Film: The Bad Guys, Weakness, Phone Booth, 25th Hour, Double Whammy and others. Graduate of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.
A Broadway veteran, Tracy was hired as a teen by Michael Bennett to play Bebe in A Chorus Line, and she later replaced the original Cosette in Les Miserables. Tracy was then cast by Mr. Hal Prince to play Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway until its celebrated 10th year anniversary. She has played Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway, on national tour and internationally. She originated the role of Martha in a World Premiere ofMissing Footage, by Gen LeRoy at The Old Globe Theater, and played Sunny Jacobs in the Regional Premiere of The Exonerated. Ms. Shayne starred as Marion Froude in the off-Broadway revival of the S.N. Behrman classic Biography at the Mint Theater. Her selected television credits include guest-starring roles on the original "Law and Order," and later on "Law and Order, Criminal Intent." She was featured in "Kennedy Center Honors, A Tribute to Hal Prince," and as a Principal Dancer in "Baryshnikov on Broadway." Ms. Shayne is a select soloist on the Grammy-winning International symphonic recording of Les Miserables as Cosette, which she performed with The London Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently she completed work on Jerome's Bouquet, a short film directed by Bebe Neuwirth.
Broadway: The American Plan, The Lyons, Accent On Youth, The Royal Family. Off Broadway: Cactus Flower, Ten Chimneys, A Little Journey. Regional: American Conservatory Theater, Ma-Yi Theater, Portland Center Stage, Capital Repertory, People's Light and Theater, Two River Theater. Film/TV: The Good Shepherd, Broken English, "Life On Mars," "NYC Serenade." BFA Boston University.
Broadway: The Big Knife, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Steady Rain, Festen, Henry IV, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Gore Vidal's The Best Man. Off-Broadway: Medieval Play, The Lady from Dubuque (Signature); All-American (LCT 3); Offices, The Voysey Inheritance (Atlantic Theater); Race (Jewish Rep); Stop Kiss (Public). Primary Stages: Happy Now? (Lucille Lortel nom.). Regional: Berkshire Theatre Group, Williamstown, Wilma, Old Globe, McCarter, ACT in Seattle, Shakespeare Theatre, Hartford Stage, Syracuse Stage, Chautauqua, Acting Company. Film: The Magic of Belle Isle, Ghoul, Campfire Stories. Television: "The Good Wife," "The Americans," "Blue Bloods," "Pan Am," "Onion Sportsdome," "Without A Trace," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: CI," "Third Watch," "Amsterdam," "Fox Fellow."