Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below!
The cast features two time Tony nominee Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider, four time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Bill Heck as Cliff, Aaron Krohn as Ernst and Gayle Rankin as Fraulein Kost, co-directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer).
The Cabaret Kit Kat Klub boys & girls are: Will Carlyon, Kaleigh Cronin, Caleb Damschroder, Benjamin Eakeley, Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness, Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau, Dylan Paul, Jane Pfitsch, Evan Siegel, and Stacey Sipowicz.
The design team includes set and club design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari and sound design by Brian Ronan. Patrick Vaccariello is the Musical Director.
CABARET features some of the best-known songs in musical theatre, including "Willkommen," "Maybe This Time" and "Cabaret." John Kander and Fred Ebb are two of the most successful and prolific collaborators in the American Theatre and are currently represented on Broadway with the award-winning revival of Chicago.
Alan Cumming made his professional acting debut as Malcolm in Michael Boyd's production ofMacbeth at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow in 1985. 28 years later he played nearly all the parts in the National Theatre of Scotland's sensational re-imagining of the Scottish play on Broadway, earning him the Broadway.com and Broadwayworld.com Best Actor Awards and a Drama League Performance of Distinction Nomination. After working extensively in the Scottish theatre, he made his West End debut in Conquest of the South Pole, which earned him his first Olivier award nomination. He appeared with the RSC, played Romeo for the RNT Studio and earned further Olivier nominations for La Bête and Cabaret. His career-defining Hamlet for the English Touring Theatre earned him huge critical acclaim, a TMA Best Actor award and Shakespeare Globe nomination. He won an Olivier for Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Royal National Theatre. In 1998 he made his sensational Broadway debut when Cabaret transferred to NYC, winning him the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World, NY Press, FANY and Public Advocate awards. He went on to appear on Broadway in Design for Living and as Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway he appeared as the Pope in Jean Genet's Elle (which he also adapted) and as Trigorin in The Seagull opposite Dianne Wiest. In 2006, he returned to the West End in Martin Sherman's Bent, and in 2007 appeared in the National Theatre of Scotland'sThe Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany (Herald ArcAngel Award). On TV he currently appears as Eli Gold in "The Good Wife"for which he has been nominated for Emmy, SAG, Satellite and Critics Circle awards. He also appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's "Web Therapy" and is the host of "Masterpiece Mystery" on PBS. His eclectic film career has seen him work consecutively with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls, and make appearances in the X Men, Spy Kids, Flintstones and Smurfsfranchises as well as roles in many independent films such as Sweet Land (Independent Spirit Award), Julie Taymor's Titus andThe Tempest and most recently Travis Fine's Any Day Now for which he received several Best Actor awards on the film festival circuit. With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Anniversary Party (National Board of Review award, two Independent Spirit nominations). He has also published a novel, Tommy's Tale, released an album of songs, I Bought A Blue Car Today, and last year had his first exhibition of photographs, Alan Cumming Snaps! He regularly performs in concert, most recently with Liza Minnelli at New York's Town Hall and over the past few years has sung in seasons at the Sydney Opera House, the Geffen Playhouse, LA and London's Vaudeville Theatre. For his humanitarian work, particularly in the field of LGBT rights and equality, he has been honored by many organizations including HRC, GLAAD, The Trevor Project and The Matthew Shepard Foundation to name but a few. From his homeland he was honored with both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, and was made an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Honors List. Time magazine named him one of the three most fun people in show business.
Williams's performances have established her as one of Hollywood's most sought-after and respected actors, earning her a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award® nominations. Williams was most recently seen in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, opposite James Franco, in which she starred as Glinda the Good Witch. She last played opposite Seth Rogen in Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz which made its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. In late 2011, she took on the iconic Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn opposite Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, a role that garnered her third Academy Award nomination, as well as nods from BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award wins. Previously, Williams was seen in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine opposite Ryan Gosling. Williams's captivating performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress as well as Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations and Independent Spirit Award nominations. Williams's performance in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, released in 2005, earned her nominations from Independent Spirit Award, SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Williams was also nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress for her performance in Wim Wenders's Land of Plenty. In her first collaboration with Kelly Reichardt in the critically acclaimed independent film Wendy and Lucy, Williams's moving and evocative performance as Wendy garnered a Toronto Film Critics Award for Best Actress in 2009 and her third Independent Spirit Award Nomination. 2010 marked Williams second collaboration with director Kelly Reichardt in the period drama Meek's Cutoff, which won the Producers Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards as well as the SIGNIS Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Williams's other film credits include Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island, Sharon Maguire's Incendiary, Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, Todd Haynes's I'm Not There, Ethan Hawke's The Hottest State, Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, Sandra Goldbacher's Me Without You, and Andrew Fleming's Dick. In 2005, Williams was honored by the Motion Picture Club as Female Star of Tomorrow. On television, Williams starred opposite Chloë Sevigny in Martha Coolidge's HBO movie If These Walls Could Talk 2. She also had a six-year run as Jen Lindley on the WB's hit television series "Dawson's Creek." The series premiered in 1998 and remained one of the WB's top-rated shows throughout its run. On stage, Williams received glowing reviews for her portrayal of Varya in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She also achieved critical acclaim for her run in Mike Leigh's Smelling a Rat at the Samuel Beckett Theatre and her off-Broadway debut in Killer Joe.
Linda Emond's upcoming films include Jenny's Wedding and Untitled Terrence Malick Project. Other film work includes Spike Lee's Oldboy, Julie & Julia (in which she plays "Simone 'Simca' Beck" opposite Meryl Streep), A Bird of the Air, The Missing Person, Stop-Loss, Trade, Across the Universe, North Country, Dark Water, The Dying Gaul, and City by the Sea with directors Nora Ephron, Julie Taymor, Kimberly Peirce, Niki Caro, Bob Balaban, Michael Caton-Jones, Ed Harris, Craig Lucas, Noah Buschel, Peter Berg, and Walter Salles. Television film work includes "Georgia O'Keeffe" (with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons), Hallmark Hall of Fame's "A Dog Named Christmas" (opposite Bruce Greenwood) and "American Experience: John & Abigail Adams" (opposite Simon Russell Beale). Episodic work includes "The Good Wife" (recurring), "Elementary" (recurring), "Unforgettable", "The Sopranos", "Gossip Girl", and multiple episodes on all four "Law & Orders". For her work on stage, Linda has been nominated for two Tony Awards, received an Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Backstage West Garland Award, multiple Chicago Jeff Awards, and nominations for the Drama Desk, Drama League, LA Drama Critics and LA Ovation Awards. On Broadway, she recently appeared in Death of a Salesman (opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, directed by Mike Nichols), Life x 3 (with John Turturro, Helen Hunt, and Brent Spiner), and in 1776 (opposite Mr. Spiner and Pat Hingle). Off-Broadway, she appeared opposite Al Pacino in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and in the premieres of pieces by Craig Lucas, Yasmina Reza, Kander and Ebb, A. R. Gurney, Peter Hedges, and Tony Kushner. Her work as "The Homebody" in Mr. Kushner's Homebody/Kabul spanned five years and three productions. In 2011 she premiered his latest piece: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures in the role of "Empty", which was written for her. She resides in New York City.
Broadway: The Snow Geese (opposite Mary-Louise Parker); Golden Boy (2013 Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Follies (2012 Tony & Grammy Award nominations; 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" (directed by Martin Scorsese); Nor'easter; Construction; "Louie"; Transamerica; "Moderately Fabulous"; "Ed"; all the "Law & Order" series; "Hope & Faith"; Deception; and the upcoming films, Cyber (directed by Michael Mann); Trust, Greed, Bullets and Bourbon; Affluenza; and American Milkshake. Danny will be making his Metropolitan Opera debut this season as Frosch in the Jeremy Sams/Douglas Carter Beane production of Die Fledermaus.
Heck garnered notable attention upon his return to New York to play the central role in Horton Foote's 9-hour epic The Orphans' Home Cycle (Signature Theatre), opposite his eventual wife, Maggie Lacey, and directed by Michael Wilson. His work was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards in addition to winning a Theatre World Award and Equity's Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actor. Bill went on to star as Joe Pitt opposite Zachary Quinto in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, played opposite Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice for The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park, and explored the world of crack addiction in the 2012 Pulitzer play Water By the Spoonful. Other NYC theatre includes Pig Farm for Roundabout, Brooklyn Boy (MTC), and Much Ado About Nothing (NYSF, The Public). Heck recently wrapped as a series regular on "Taxi Brooklyn", Gary Scott Thompson's international television series for Europacorp, directed by Olivier Megaton. Bill's other screen work this year includes Damon Lindelof's "The Leftovers" opposite Liv Tyler (HBO, dir. Peter Berg), the lead in Stephen Elliot's upcoming independent film Happy Baby, and a featured role in summer 2014 release The Amazing Spiderman 2 (dir. Marc Webb). 2013 has also seen Heck tour the film festival circuit as the lead in Yen Tan's Pit Stop (OutFestLA award for Best Actor), which premiered earlier this year at Sundance. Other TV/film credits include: "Elementary," "Person of Interest," "Pan Am," "The Big C," "The Closer," Nonames.
Broadway: Macbeth, The Farnsworth Invention, The Coast of Utopia, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, The Invention of Love, Sam Mendes Bridge Project (Years 1 & 2): As You Like It, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, The Cherry Orchard, Stratford Shakespeare Festival: The Homecoming, Henry in Henry V, Off-Broadway: The Glass Cage, Echoes of the War (Mint Theatre), Philoktetes by John Jeserun (La Mama), Regional: Divine Rivalry (Hartford Stage), Beauty and The Beast (T.U.T.S.), Sheppey, Much Ado About Nothing (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), The Hostage, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (Old Globe Theatre), In The Jungle of Cities, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac (Alley Theatre), Ireland tour of The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged. Film/Television: "Boardwalk Empire", "Law & Order SVU", Welcome to New York. Many voices for Anime films including Kaji in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Training: MFA from The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego.
Originally from Scotland, Gayle Rankin made her Off-Broadway debut in Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Illusion at the Signature Theater Company. She was next seen in Tribes, directed by David Comer, which had a long and successful run at the Barrow Street Theater before transferring to the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Since her graduation from Juilliard, Gayle has continued to work intermittently at Lake Lucille, developing the role of "Nina" in Brian Mertes' production of The Seagull. Crossing over to television and film and after roles in "Law & Order: SVU" and the indie film East of Acadia, Gayle was cast as a series regular in the HBO pilot "The Missionary". Cabaret marks Gayle's Broadway debut.
Will is from Larchmont, NY and is a recent graduate of Northwestern University. He couldn't be more excited to be making his Broadway debut in this wonderful show! Will started playing cello at 10 years old and played in various orchestras through high school but in college his focus shifted to theater. Some credits include All Shook Up (Chad), The 25th... Spelling Bee (Chip), Henry V (Henry V), Godspell and Parade. He would like to thank his friends, family, and Brooke for their support. Go 'Cats!
(Lulu, Two Ladies Dancer, u/s Fräulein Kost)
Kaleigh Cronin is thrilled to be making her Bway debut! Nat'l Tour: Jersey Boys (Lorraine). TV: ZOOM. Proud Carnegie Mellon alum. Sincerest Thanks to the entire Cabaret team, Carnahan Casting and BRS for making this amazing dream come true! Love to MTW/Palace Theatre and Mom, Dad, and Kaz, to whom she owes everything. For JD- thanks for the sax!
Caleb is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut with Roundabout Theatre Company and in such an iconic show. Favorite regional credits include Miss Saigon, Maury Yeston's Phantom, Cinderella, Burt and Me, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Caleb is a member of the Tony Honored BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and his first musical, an adaptation of Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney, is slated to have a workshop this coming summer.
(Herman, Customs Officer, Max, u/s Clifford Bradshaw, Ernst Ludwig)
Broadway: On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever and Sweeney Todd. National Tour: Sweeney Todd (The Beadle). Regional: Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis) at the Pioneer Theatre; Marry Me a Little at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; You Can't Take It With You (Tony Kirby) at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; White Christmas (Bob Wallace), Dial M for Murder (Max) and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Engeman Theatre; Something's Afoot (Nigel Rancour) at the Goodspeed Opera House; and 3 seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, including A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius), Illyria (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) and Love's Labour's Lost (Dumaine). TV credits include "Orange Is The New Black," "The Good Wife" and the upcoming HBO pilot "The Money." Film credits include The Good Shepherd (dir. Robert De Niro), An Englishman in New York and 3 upcoming features to be released in 2014. Regional Winner, Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers. Graduate of Yale University.
(Frenchie, Gorilla, u/s Sally Bowles)
Broadway: Once, Rent. Regional: Zorro (Alliance Theatre), A Civil War Christmas (Baltimore Center Stage), A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre), Tarzan (North Shore Theatre), Venice (Center Theatre Group/Kansas City Rep), High School Musical (St. Louis MUNY), Sound of Music and Big River (Syracuse Stage), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Peter Pan, and Miss Saigon (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). Readings: Casanova Returns, Freckle-Face Strawberry. Film: Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway. Thanks and love to my incredible family and CGF.
(Bobby, Two Ladies Dancer, u/s Emcee)
Hill recently played Neleus in the National Tour of Mary Poppins. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from CCM. Credits include Hanna in La Cage aux Folles (North Shore Music Theatre), Dickon (US/Performed) in The Secret Garden (Stages St. Louis), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Paper Mill Playhouse), Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project (Queens Theatre in the Park). This will be his Broadway Debut.
Kristin Olness is happy make her return in the role of Helga, which she played in the '98 award winning revival of Cabaret. In addition to her Broadway endeavors, she has enjoyed a successful career performing as a singer, dancer and aerialist across the country and around the world. She was a featured aerialist in the Westchester Broadway revival of Barnum, and has toured the U.S. and abroad as a principal aerialist with Cirque Le Masque, Cirque on Ice, Circus Nexus, Day Glo Blu and ImaginAerial. She has choreographed many local productions in such NYC venues as La Mama and Theater for The New City, as well as productions in Maine, Philadelphia, and China. She co-founded and performs with Suspended Cirque, an innovative NYC based theatrical aerial company (suspendedcirque.com), and is also a co-founder and aerial teacher at the circus arts school Aerial Arts NYC (aerialartsnyc.com).
Paredes is proud to make her Roundabout and Broadway debut in Cabaret. She has previously toured with this show all over the USA, Canada, Korea, and Japan. (Kelly would like you to know she is famous... in Japan.) Kelly has been seen Off Broadway in The Great Conjurer. She has been playing the viola and flute since the 5th grade, and yes, 'Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.' Love to all my family. For Uncle Tony.
Jessica is so honored to return to New York and be able to perform in with this production of Cabaret once again! Her previous theater credits include the Broadway and Broadway National Tour companies of: The Producers (Blonde Usherette/Dance Captain/U.S. Hold Me Touch Me), Chicago (Hunyak), Cabaret (Rosie/U.S Kost), Follies (Ensemble). Other NY Theater credits include: The Pajama Game (Encores! City Center) and The Radio City Rockettes (Rockette). Regional Theater credits include: The Producers and Chicago (The Hollywood Bowl), Singin' in the Rain (Winner of the Julia Deberson Award), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Mrs. Potiphar). Jessica Currently resides in Los Angeles where she has had the privilege of working in the film, television and the commercial world. She has done a number of indie films and television appearances in productions such as "The Mentalist" (CBS) and The Producers (Universal Pictures). She has been seen in countless commercials for such companies as Barnes and Noble, Target, Swiffer, among others. She would like to thank her amazing, supportive husband Noah, her sweet son William, her family and friends for all of their help as well as Jim Carnahan, Sam Mendes and the whole creative team for this opportunity!
Dylan Paul recently appeared as a resident company member of the American Shakespeare Center, playing Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well, and Hastings in She Stoops to Conquer, among other roles. Regional credits include multiple seasons with Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Award, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association Clyde Vinson Award. Dylan holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Houston, and a BFA in Theatre & Voice from the University of Kansas.
Jane Pfitsch was most recently seen as the title character in the World Premiere of the new musical The Snow Queen at San Jose Repertory Theatre. Broadway: Company (2007 Revival), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roundabout). Off-Broadway and regional credits include Educating Rita at the Huntington Theater Company (IRNE Nomination), Merrily We Roll Along with Becky Ann Baker, Malcolm Gets and Daniel Jenkins (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Ten Cents a Dance (Williamstown Theatre Festival and McCarter Theater Center), The 39 Steps (New World Stages), Man of La Mancha and The Liar (The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Pumpgirl (MTC), Barefoot in the Park (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Mrs. Warren's Profession (The Alley Theatre), Alive and Well (world premiere at Virginia Stage Company). Film/TV: 27 Dresses, "Elementary," "All My Children." Studied at the Brown/Trinity MFA Program.
EVAN D. SIEGEL
Broadway debut! Regional favorites: All Shook Up (Chad), Brigadoon (Tommy Albright), The Great Gatsby (Tom Buchanan), Witness for the Prosecution (Leonard Vole); Film/television: War Dead, Ithaca, "Law & Order", "The Boys who Brunch". Evan is also a member of Teatro, a London-based vocal quartet that has sold over a million records and has a #1 album in South Africa, and he has performed as a saxophonist throughout the US and Europe. Harvard BA Magna cum Laude in linguistics. Thanks to his family, friends, Danielle, and especially his parents, for their tireless support, inspiration, and love.
Sipowicz is honored to be back on Broadway in this incredible production! Broadway: Cabaret (Rosie) & A Wonderful Life (Actors Fund Performance); 1st National Tour of Cabaret (Frenchie); European Tour: Fame, the Dance Musical (Iris); Regional: Westchester Broadway Theater: Cabaret (Sally Bowles u/s); Cape Playhouse: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Cora). Off-Broadway: Seesaw at the Connelly Theater, From Gerswhin to Berlin at Algonquin Theater. Film: One Angry Man with Jackie Mason. Other favorites: swinging high up on the trapeze with the Baby Janes in NYC, tap dancing on the Carnegie Hall stage with Sir Elton John & teaching Music N' Motion to the tiniest of dancers in NYC! She is originally from Boston, where she started out as a Debi Hanley Dancer and after receiving her BFA in Dance from UMass Amherst, she went on to become a member of Adrienne Hawkins' Impulse Dance Company. Stacey is also a certified yoga instructor for both adults & children. She feels incredibly grateful to her supportive family and friends and wishes to thank all of her teachers along the way. Thanks to the dream team for giving me an opportunity to toot my own horn once again! And Love to Eddog & my three little angels- Emily, KK & Mimi!
KRISTIE DALE SANDERS
(Standby for Fraulein Schneider)
Roundabout: Dream of the Burning Boy. Broadway: Evita, Next Fall, Phantom of the Opera, Urinetown, The Sound of Music. National & Off-Bway: Phantom, Johnny Guitar, A Class Act, Hello Muddah..., Favorites: Sweeney Todd, King Lear, Trust, Cover of Life & over 100 regional productions. TV: "All My Children," "The Wire."
(Standby for Herr Schultz)
Over 30 years of NYC productions. Among them: (Broadway) Falsettos, A Catered Affair, Into The Woods, Fiddler On The Roof; (Off-Broadway)Merrily We Roll Along, All In The Timing, Rags. Regionally: Angels in America-Perestroika,Speed-the-Plow, Jekyll & Hyde, Titanic. Also: "Law & Order," "Blue Bloods," several cast recordings, audiobooks.