Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of MTC's THE SNOW GEESE; Opens Tonight!
Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater present the world premiere of The Snow Geese, a new play by Sharr White, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The production will open tonight, October 24, 2013. Scroll down to learn more about the cast!
Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker is joined by four-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark, Evan Jonigkeit (Really Really, High), Brian Cross(Broadway debut), Christopher Innvar (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), and Jessica Love (Broadway debut).
With World War I raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling (Mary-Louise Parker) gathers her family for their annual shooting party to mark the opening of hunting season in rural, upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son (Evan Jonigkeit) comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son (Brian Cross) discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they've always known.
Mary-Louise Parker (Elizabeth Gaesling) Parker's work in Showtime's "Weeds" earned her the Golden Globe Award, as well as four Golden Globe nominations, the Satellite award (along with five nominations), three Emmy nominations, and six SAG nominations. Parker's work in Mike Nichols' "Angels in America" garnered her an Emmy award and the Golden Globe Award, and her work on "The West Wing" and in TV movie The Robber Bride were recognized with Emmy nominations, the latter winning her a Gemini Award. For the small screen she also starred in Sugartime, Saint Maybe, A Place for Annie, Vinegar Hill, and Parker will next be seen in the HallMark Hall of Fame movie,Christmas in Conway airing in December. Audiences most recently saw Parker on the big screen in the action-comedy R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, and Red 2, the sequel to the hit film Red with Bruce Willis and John Malkovich. Her upcoming feature films include Jamesy Boy and Behaving Badly. Parker made her Broadway debut in Prelude To A Kiss, garnering a Tony Award nomination, a Theatre World Award, the Clarence Derwent Award, and a Drama Desk nomination. She originated the role of Li'l Bit in How I Learned To Drive, which earned her an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. Her performance in Proof earned her the 2001 Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Obie, New York Magazine Award, and the T. Schreiber Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre. She also starred in Reckless, for which she received her third Tony Award nomination. In 2008, Parker starred in Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone, and was most recently seen in the Broadway revival of Hedda Gabler and in regional theatre productions across the country. Parker's film work includes the dark Christian comedy Saved! and Romance & Cigarettes, written and directed by John Turturro and produced by the Coen Brothers. Parker is known widely for her starring roles in Longtime Companion, Grand Canyon, Fried Green Tomatoes, Naked In New York, The Client, Bullets Over Broadway,Boys On The Side, Reckless, The Five Senses (for which she was nominated for a Genie Award), Pipe Dream, Red Dragon, The Best Thief In The World, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Solitary Man and Howl. Parker is currently a contributing writer for Esquire Magazine. She won the Robert Brustein Award for Excellence in Theater and the Philadelphia Film Festival Award for Career Achievement and was recently awarded Steppenwolf Theater Company's 'Excellence in the Arts.' Her personal and professional belongings, along with career memorabilia, are archived at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.
Danny Burstein (Max Hohmann) Broadway: Golden Boy (2013 Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Follies (2012 Tony nomination; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award); The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony and Ovation Award nominations); Saint Joan; The Seagull; Three Men on a Horse; A Little Hotel on the Side; The Flowering Peach;A Class Act; Titanic and Company. Off-Broadway includes: Talley's Folly (Drama League and Lucille Lortel nominations); Mrs. Farnsworth; Psych; All in the Timing; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Merrily We Roll Along; Weird Romance. Film/TV includes: Lolly Steinman on "Boardwalk Empire," Nor'easter, Construction, "Louie," Transamerica, "Absolutely Fabulous," "Ed," all the "Law & Order" series, "Hope & Faith," Deception, and the upcoming films Trust, Greed, Beer and Bourbon, Affluenza and Milkshake. Danny will be making his Metropolitan Opera debut this season as Frosch in the Jeremy Sams/Douglas Carter Beane production of Die Fledermaus.
Victoria Clark (Clarissa Hohmann) Broadway: Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Light in the Piazza; Sister Act (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Cinderella (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Nominations);Titanic; How to Succeed...; Urinetown; Cabaret; Guys and Dolls; A Grand Night for Singing; Sunday in the Park With George. Encores!: Follies, Juno, Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway: When The Rain Stops Falling (Drama Desk nomination), A Prayer for My Enemy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Agony and the Agony, Marathon Dancing. Follies (LA), Ma Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath" at Carnegie Hall, frequent appearances with symphony orchestras, including New York Philharmonic.. Film: Harvest, The Happening, Tickling Leo, Main Street, Cradle Will Rock. Television: "Law & Order," "Mercy." One-woman show (available for hire!); Master Teacher: U.S. and abroad. Board member: New York City Center and Kurt Weill Foundation. Thank you Michael Howard and Beret Arcaya. Favorite role: T.L.'s mom.
Evan Jonigkeit (Duncan Gaesling) Evan established his love of the performing arts at Temple University in Philadelphia. There he became deeply entrenched in the theater community while earning his degree, taking acting and directing classes as well as auditioning and acting in shows that challenged him. Upon college graduation, Jonigkeit stayed in Philadelphia, where he completed an internship with Pig Iron Theatre Company. It was the opportunity at Pig Iron that introduced him to avant-garde theatre and brought him to Scotland, for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Jonigkeit has since worked extensively in regional theatre productions including: Romeo and Juliet, The History Boys (Arden Theatre Company); Never the Sinner, The Misanthrope (Mauckingbird Theatre Company); A Streetcar Named Desire, Dishwashers, Natural History (Walnut Street Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Rose Tattoo and the East Coast premiere of David Henry Hwang's Tibet Through the Red Box (Cape Rep Theatre); and Pay Up (Pig Iron Theatre Company), among others. TV/film work while in Philadelphia includes: Calendar Girl Killer, The Gift, Fox Television's "Amazing Sport Stories," along with other independent films. As an actor, Jonigkeit has been nominated for a number of prestigious theatre awards including: Barrymore Awards, Ernie Award. Wins: Kevin Kline Award and Connecticut Critics Circle Award. In 2011, Jonigkeit landed a starring role opposite Kathleen Turner in the Broadway production of High, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. Since then, Jonigkeit has been featured in Off-Broadway plays including Harrison TX (Primary Stages), and most recently co-starred in the popular Off-Broadway show Really, Really (MCC).
Brian Cross (Arnold Gaesling) Brian is making his Broadway debut in The Snow Geese at Manhattan Theatre Club. New York theater credits include: Yermedea RAW (La Mama ETC), Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights (3LD Theatre). Television: "Unforgettable" (CBS). Brian grew up in Pelham, NY and is a graduate oF Brown University, where he received a BA in Economics and the Weston Fine Arts Award for Acting.
Christopher Innvar (Theodore Gaesling) Broadway: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, The People in The Picture, 110 in the Shade, The Threepenny Opera, LES MISERABLES, Victor/Victoria. Off-Broadway: Harper Regan (Atlantic); The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull);The Boys In The Band (Transport Group); Floyd Collins, Gun-Shy (Playwrights Horizons); A New Brain (Lincoln Center); Time and Again (MTC); Eight Days Backwards (Vineyard); The Chemistry Of Change (The Women's Project). Regional: Steppenwolf, Guthrie, Barrington Stage Co (Associate Artist), Yale Rep, Long Wharf, McCarter, Wilma, Shakespeare Theatre Co. Director: BSC- Mark St. Germain's Collyer Brothers At Home/Period Piece, Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man. TV/Film: "The Following," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order(s)," "Gravity," "Third Watch," "Spin City," You Don't Mess With The Zohan, Prime, Rock the Paint.
Jessica Love (Viktorya Gryaznoy) New York: Bottom of the World, Zoe Kazan's We Live Here (u/s) and Craig Wright's Grace (u/s). Regionally: When Tang Met Laika (world premiere) and Map of Heaven directed by Evan Cabnet (Westword Best Supporting Actress, Henry Nominee) at The Denver Center; Anna Chrystie directed by Danny Goldstein at The Old Globe; and Bachelorette at The Studio Theater. Jessica studied at Juilliard (group 38!), and this is Jessica's Broadway debut.