Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari and More Join Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY
Additional casting has been announced for Lucky Guy on Broadway. The production stars two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, in a new play by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe.
Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy marks a return to her journalistic roots in a new play about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary (Tom Hanks).
Also starring in the 13-member cast will be Christopher McDonald as lawyer Eddie Hayes; Peter Gerety as editor John Cotter and Peter Scolari as columnist Michael Daly, with Michael Gaston as columnist Jim Dwyer; Dustyn Gulledge as Dino Tortoricci; Deirdre Lovejoy as reporter Louise Imerman and editor Debbie Krenek; Danny Mastrogiorgio as reporter Bob Drury; Richard Masur as editor Jerry Nachman and editor Stanley Joyce; and Stephen Tyrone Williams as Abner Louima. Additional casting will be announced soon.
LUCKY GUY will play a limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), with an opening night on April 1, 2013. Previews will begin March 1.
The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, sound design by Scott Lehrer and lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer. Projection design is by batwin + robin productions. Casting is by Jordan Thaler/Heidi Griffiths. Technical supervisor is Peter Fulbright. Production stage manager is Jane Grey.
LUCKY GUY will be produced on Broadway by Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole and Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization.
Tom Hanks (Mike McAlary) made his professional stage debut portraying Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Cleveland, OH. He performed in that company for three seasons. Moving to New York City in 1978, he performed with the Riverside Shakespeare Company. His numerous film credits include Splash, Forrest Gump (for which he won an Oscar), Philadelphia (for which he also won an Oscar), Sleepless in Seattle, That Thing You Do! (which he also wrote and directed), Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Charlie Wilson's War and the upcoming Cloud Atlas. For television, his credits include the multiple award winning series "From the Earth to the Moon," "Band of Brothers," "John Adams," "The Pacific" and "Game Change".
Christopher McDonald (Eddie Hayes) has previously appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other theatre credits include Nightclub Cantina, Hay Fever, Bounders and The Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of Hamlet, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He is also the recipient of a Drama-logue Award for Best Actor for Final Touches. He first caught Hollywood's attention when he played Goose McKenzie in Grease 2. Beloved for his comedic roles as Mr. Stifler in American Pie and Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, he also made a mark with memorable performances in Thelma and Louise and Quiz Show. Other film roles include: The Boys Next Door, Outrageous Fortune, Chances Are, Dutch, Wild Orchids 2, Grumpy Old Men, Fatal Instinct, Terminal Velocity, Cover Story, Rich Man's Wife, Leave it to Beaver, Flubber, The Iron Giant, The Perfect Storm, Spy Kids: 2, Grind, Takedown, Rumor Has It, Kickin' It Old Skool, Mad Money, Superhero Movie, Fanboys, House Bunny, among others. TV: HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as Harry Daugherty, "Harry's Law," "Family Law," "Veronica's Closet," "North Shore," "Cracking Up," "The Sopranos," "The Bronx is Burning," "61," "SGU Stargate Universe," "Numb3rs," "Law & Order," "My Boys" and "Psych." His voice work includes a recurring role in Disney Channel's "Kim Possible." McDonald currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lupe, son and three daughters.
Peter Gerety (John Cotter) Film credits include: Flight, Get the Gringo, The Sea is All I Know, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Public Enemies, The Changeling, Leatherheads, Charlie Wilson's War, Inside Man, Syriana, War Of The Worlds, K-Pax, People I Know, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Mrs. Winterborne, Surviving Picasso, Hollywood Ending and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Upcoming: Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight. Television credits include "The Good Wife," "Rubicon," "Prime Suspect," "Brothers and Sisters," HBO's "The Wire," "Brotherhood" and "Homicide." Broadway credits include Martin McDonaugh's The Lieutenant Of Inishmore , Never Gonna Dance, Pinter's The Hothouse and Conversations With My Father. Off-Broadway: Butcher in Susan Lori Park's Fucking A, Fluellan in Henry V at NY's Shakespeare in the Park, Othello and Brecht's Baal. Peter worked predominantly on stage for over 30 years, performing in 100 productions with the legendary Trinity Repertory of Providence, R.I. (Adrian Hall, dir.). He has also performed with the Seattle Rep., the Dallas Theater Center, ART in Cambridge, the Huntington in Boston and in Edinburgh, Scotland; Madrid, Spain; Bombay, Calcutta and Damascus, Syria.
Peter Scolari (Michael Daly) TV: Emmy Award winner for "Newhart"; also "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "ER," "Family Ties," "King of Queens," "The Nanny," "Reba," "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO), "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" (Showtime), recurring role as Lena Durham's father on HBO's series "Girls". Film: The Polar Express, That Thing You Do, Camp Nowhere, A Plumm Summer. Broadway/NY: Magic/Bird, Hairspray, Sly Fox, Out of this World and Ziegfeld Follies of 1937 (City Center Encores!). World premieres of Daniel Sullivan's Inspecting Carol and Ken Ludwig's Fox on the Fairway. Winner, Berkshire Theatre Festival Best Actor Award for The Foreigner.
Michael Gaston (Jim Dwyer) Theatre: Broadway: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Regional and Off-Broadway: Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Henry V, Cripple of Inishmaan (New York Shakespeare Festival), Music from a Sparkling Planet (The Drama Department), Arms and the Man, The Lake House, Landscape of the Body (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Candide (Classic Stage Company), Enemy of the People (Long Wharf), Richard III, Othello, Fuente Ovejuna (Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger), Fifty Ways (Chautauqua Theatre Festival), National Broadway tour of Lost in Yonkers. Film: Big Miracle, W, Inception, Body of Lies, Sugar, Double Jeopardy, Hackers, High Crimes, Stay, The Notorious Betty Page, Far From Heaven, Copland, Thirteen Days, The Crucible, The Wedding Banquet. TV: Series regular on "Unforgettable," "Jericho," "Blind Justice". Recurring roles on "Mad Men," "The Americans," "Last Resort," "The Mentalist," "Terries," "Rubicon," "24," "Damages," "Raising the Bar," "Fringe," "Prison Break," "Ed," "Deadline," "Profiler" and a guest star on about fifty other shows including seven episodes of the "Law & Order" franchise.
Dustyn Gulledge (Dino Tortoricci) Originally from Austin, TX, Dustyn recently earned an M.F.A from MXAT/A.R.T. at Harvard University and is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in the original production of Lucky Guy. Other regional credits include Charlie in The Foreigner and Amiens in As You Like It. Dustyn would like to extend love and gratitude to his closest friends, family, and especially his mother for continuing to believe in him even in moments when he didn't believe in himself. Carpe Diem.