JULIA MATTISON IS RUBY MANGER to Play 54 Below, May 1
Julia Mattison is Ruby Manger at 54 Below on May 1, 2014 at 11 p.m.
Mattison will be joined by: Andrew Kober (LES MISERABLES) as Jean DijonTaylor Trensch (Matilda) as Allen Quiche Lorraine, Noel Carey as Randy Newman and Julia Murney (Falling, Wicked) as Julia Murney.
The show is described on 54 Below's website as: "Join fictional Broadway diva Ruby Manger as she makes her long-awaited return to the New York stage! Julia Mattison stars as Manger, an enigmatic Broadway icon, famous for such roles as Trudy the Blind Ghost in I See You, Not Really, But You Know What I Mean (Tony Award winner, Best Musical and Best Actress) and as The Coroner in Whoa Nelly, That's a Lot of Blood (Drama Desk Award winner, Best Set Design). Through a whirlwind of songs, stories and Broadway's special guests, Ruby will revisit her greatest career highlights and lowlights, from winning her first Tony Award, to her not-so-secret love affairs, to her recent recovery from a terrifying addiction to bagels. Manger is back from rehab, better than ever, and ready to reclaim her place as Broadway's shining Ruby with a thrilling and revealing evening at Broadway's Supper Club!"
Julia Mattison made her Broadway debut in the 2011 revival of Godspell, and since then has carved a place in the New York scene as an actor, singer, writer and comedian. She can usually be found at 54 Below, either singing the work of people she admires, or wandering the halls because she doesn't know where else to go.
Outside of New York, Mattison has performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Royal National Theatre in London, among others. As a comedian, Mattison has earned awards for her work in sketch and standup comedy, and was featured in EW, The AV Club, New York Magazine and more for her spoof creation, Human Centipede: The Musical.
Recently, she has been featured on the MTV show Hey Girl!, directed by Michael Showalter, the Fox comedy Us & Them, starring Alexis Biedel and Jason Ritter, Jake & Amir for College Humor, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she filmed a music video with Guillermo to pair with her recent ad campaign for Holiday Inn.
Most recently, Mattison and her friend/writing partner Sydney Nikols were offered a development deal with MTV for their television pilot, How to Live Like a Lady. For more about Mattison, visit www.juliamattison.com.