Michael Cumpsty News

Date of Birth: February 26, 1960 (56)
Birth Place: Wakefield, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Cape Rep Sets Summer 2016 Theatrelab OfferingsCape Rep Sets Summer 2016 Theatrelab Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Rt. 6A, Brewster, is pleased to announce the continuation of its professional theater training program, TheatreLab.  (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More to Helm Two River Theater Productions During 2016-17 SeasonLeigh Silverman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More to Helm Two River Theater Productions During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2016/17 Season, which will launch in September with August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Full-season 6-play subscriptions are on sale now from 732.345.1400 or 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank. Subscribers save 25% on tickets, receive prime seating and a number of additional benefits. Visit tworivertheater.org for more details. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company GalaPhoto Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The women took the center stage last night at The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim- a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company. The evening was and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  The evening included performances from Sondheim's canon by Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber(Fiddler on the Roof). Check out photos from the epic night below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/14/2016 - 'DARLING' Off-Broadway, Trio of Galas and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/14/2016 - 'DARLING' Off-Broadway, Trio of Galas and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 14, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CSC, Vineyard and TDF host their star-studded 2016 galas tonight! (more...)

Patti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala TonightPatti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is among the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company tonight, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway), hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Cumpsty On Stage in THE BODY OF AN AMERICANBWW Interview: Michael Cumpsty On Stage in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by TJ Fitzgerald - Mar 9, 2016

If you like a gripping drama, you will want to catch Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty (Boardwalk Empire,' End of the Rainbow and Michael Crane in The Body of an American, now playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre, directed by Obie winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls) and presented by Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage. Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with Tony-winner All The Way). The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. Winning rave reviews for its previous productions in London and elsewhere, The Body of an American by Guggenheim Fellow Dan O'Brien is 'a play that tightens its grip as it probes where war lives, and discovers we each carry it inside ourselves.' (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 SeasonBreaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions, OSCARS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions, OSCARS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 26, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK is on the lookout for fresh talent, and the OSCARS are this Sunday! (more...)

Two-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM GalaTwo-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has joined the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  In addition to LuPone, the evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof).  (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane Lead THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane Lead THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls).Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement runs now through March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is tonight, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at at Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICANPhoto Flash: First Look at at Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director;)andRhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney(Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement is now playing through March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement runs tonight, February 10, through March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Company of Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: Company of Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage, present The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). The Body of an American will feature Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hard to capture photo coverage of the whole day! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Cast Meets the PressFREEZE FRAME: Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Cast Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage, present The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars…, Lost Girls). The Body of an American will feature Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ("Boardwalk Empire," Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street). The company just met the press and you can check out a sneak peek from the special day below. Check abck later for complete coverage! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Hartford Stage CompanyBWW Review: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - Jan 25, 2016

Dan O'Brien's play THE BODY OF AMERICAN turns on a friendship built on a bond of differing traumas.   It's a true story, and an on-going one. We watch two edgy, damaged, highly verbal men trying to understand themselves through the other and forge a friendship without pretense.  (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICANMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

VIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A NationVIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A Nation
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

Dan O'Brien's drama was inspired by a horrific incident captured by photojournalist Paul Watson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Flock to the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night Red Carpet!Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Flock to the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

To life! The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF just opened Sunday night, December 20 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), wrapping up the 2015 Broadway season. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, and choreographed by Hofesh Shechter. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out coverage from the red carpet below! (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary StagesMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, announces casting for The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). The limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. The production will play Hartford Stage January 7-31, 2016. (more...)

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