All Aboard - Meet the Full Cast of THE LAST SHIP, Setting Sail Tonight on Broadway!
THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opens tonight, October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch the company onstage in a commercial for the show below!
THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seaside town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home many years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. This love triangle ignites just as the men and women of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence. And in the end Gideon comes to understand that he had indeed left behind more than he could have ever imagined.
Michael Esper's Broadway credits include the Tony®-nominated production of The Lyons, Tony award winning musical American Idiot, & Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of A Man for All Seasons. New York Theatre: The Agony and the Agony, As You Like It,The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (The Public Theatre), Big Bill (Lincoln Center Theater), Assistance, Crazy Mary, Manic Flight Reaction(Playwrights Horizons), The Four of Us (Manhattan Theatre Club), and subUrbia (Second Stage Theatre). Regional Theatre: Long Day's Journey Info Night (The Druid Theatre Company & the Dublin Theatre Festival) and Me, Myself, and I (The McCarter Theatre Center). Michael's work in film includes: Runner, Runner, Frances Ha, The Drop, All Good Things, A Beautiful Mind,Bittersweet Place and Loggerheads. Television: "Nurse Jackie," "Do No Harm," "Person of Interest," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order" and "Bunker Hill." Michael Esper is a recipient of the Clarence Derwent Award from Actors' Equity.
West End: Wicked (Elphaba), Farragut North (Ida), We Will Rock You (Meat). UK Tours/Regional:The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), To Be Sure (Grace Power), Tonight's The Night (Mary), Merry Christmas Betty Ford (Kelly), Rent (Maureen), The Who's Tommy (Sally Simpson), The Full Monty(Estelle Genovese), Have A Nice Life (Amy). Workshops: T'Aint (Kayte), Empire - Greatness Begins With A Dream (Emily/Hilda), Dusty (Dusty Springfield), Love Never Dies (Meg Giry). TV: The Friday Show (BBC), I'd Do Anything (BBC). Recently, her first ever solo concerts at the St. James Theatre, London following the release of her debut solo album The Reason. Training: Royal Academy of Music, London.
Jimmy Nail is a BAFTA-nominated English actor, singer, musician and writer. His first TV role, as 'Oz' in "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet" (1983-2004) brought public and critical acclaim. Nail went on to create, produce and star in two hugely successful UK TV series, "Spender" (1990-94) and "Crocodile Shoes" (1994-97). After playing Agustin Magaldi alongside Madonna and Antonio Banderas in Alan Parker's feature film, Evita (1996) he co-starred as Les Wickes in Brian Gibson'sStill Crazy (1998). He has released a number of albums including 1991's 'Growing Up In Public,' and 1995's multi-platinum 'Crocodile Shoes'. His television series have received five BAFTA nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and an Ivor Novello nomination. "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet" was voted Most Popular British Drama Series of the Decade by ITV viewers. In 2005 Nail's autobiography, A Northern Soul, was published by Penguin and in 2008 Nail created and starred in "Parents of the Band," a comedy series for BBC1.
(Father James O'Brien)
Fred Applegate starred as Max Bialystock in The Producers (Broadway and London). Other Broadway: Sister Act, La Cage aux Folles, Young Frankenstein, The Sound of Music, and Fanny for Encores!, Happiness at Lincoln Center. National Tours: Anything Goes, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast. American Clock, Wild Oats, Mrs. California, and Expecting Isabel at the Mark Taper;Uncle Vanya at the Geffen Playhouse and Enter the Guardsman at the Old Globe; Macbeth,Midsummer Night's Dream, Room Service, and 7 more as Resident Artist at The Guthrie Theater. Television, series regular: "Newhart," "FM," "Life...and Stuff," "Woops!," "Nine to Five;" recurring roles: "Cosby," "Night Court," "Growing Pains," guest-starring: "Person of Interest," "Will and Grace," "Dr. Quinn," "ER," "Seinfeld," "Touched By an Angel," "Northern Exposure"... over 150 episodes. Married to Cherie Sprosty, a Catholic liturgist, they have three children: Ben, Meredith and Ethan. Graduate of Northwestern University, a proud member of Actor's Equity.
Aaron has starred on Broadway in the first ever revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones & Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters & Elaine Strich, and in 2 world premieres: Impressionism with Jeremy Irons & Joan Allen, and A Tale of Two Cities. Other Broadway credits: Les Miserables (Drama Desk nomination), Mamma Mia!,The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, and The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center and "Live from Lincoln Center" on PBS. Film & Television credits: The Wolf of Wall Street, This is Where I Leave You, J.Edgar, The Notorious Bettie Page; "Blue Bloods," "The Good Wife," "The Following," "Person of Interest," "A Gifted Man," "Onion News Network," and "Ugly Betty." Other highlights: Company with Neil Patrick Harris and The New York Philharmonic (filmed for cinecast); South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl with Reba McEntire, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at City Center Encores, Carousel with the Boston Pops, and numerous appearances with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center.
SALLY ANN TRIPLETT
Sally Ann Triplett has been working on the West End stage and on television for over 30 years and her credits include Ruby Keeler in Jolson, Grizabella in CATS, Miss Adelaide in Rob Ashford's production of Guys and Dolls, Roxy in Chicago, Nancy in Oliver, Rizzo in Grease, Amelia Earhart inTake Flight, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Acorn Antinques and Anything Goes, both directed by Trevor Nunn. Sally has won the Musical Stage Award for Best Actress for Rags and Anything Goes and the What's On Stage Award for Anything Goes. She has also been in The Rocky Horror Show,Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Much Ado About Nothing and Absent Friends. Sally starred in Next to Normal in Singapore, which received the Life Award for Production of the Year and most recently My Judy Garland Life receiving rave reviews for playing both Judy and Liza. Sally's first appearance on the Broadway stage was in the musical Carrie.
(Young Gideon/Tom Dawson)
This marks Collin Kelly-Sordelet's Broadway debut. He began his training in the BFA program at The Juilliard School of Drama. He has also studied at the Paper Mill Playhouse summer conservatory and is a graduate of Montclair High's School of Visual and Performing Arts. Collin is proud to be a part of the incredible crew of The Last Ship.
Eric Anderson was recently in the original Broadway casts of Kinky Boots, Rocky, and Soul Doctor, where he starred as Shlomo Carlebach, a role that garnered him a Drama Desk nomination. Guest roles on television include: "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Alias." He and his wife, Jessica Rush, are eagerly expecting the arrival of their new baby daughter on or around September 5.
A California native, studied at LaGuardia Arts, L'Institute Catholique de Paris, and Hunter College, where he debuted several new works. He is also a rock climbing instructor.
(Billy Thompson / Ensemble)
Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities (Jerry Cruncher), South Pacific (Hassinger), Miss Saigon (Schultz). National Tour: Phantom of the Opera (Firmin), Billy Elliot (Big Davey), The Light in the Piazza (Signor Naccarelli), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Ragtime (Willie Conklin), Les Miserables (Combeferre).
(Young Meg / Ensemble)
Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway: Dogfight (Second Stage), F#%king Up Everything (Elektra Theatre), Music in the Air (Encores! City Centre). Regional/Tour: Les Miserables. Film: Game Night. BFA: Tisch School for the Arts, N.Y.U. Dawn also writes and plays Music in a Folk Duo with her brother Ryan. All my love and thanks to my family and without whom I would not be on this stage. Much gratitude to her Manager, David Guc and the folks at Telsey.
Broadway: Annie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, South Pacific, 9 to 5, Billy Elliot, The People In The Picture, Ghost. Tours: South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tommy. U.Mich. Thanks Mom, Dad, Sarah, Kristen.
Broadway/NYC: A Little Night Music, Spamalot, Company, Man of La Mancha, The Story of My Life, Jane Eyre, Sweeney Todd, The Most Happy Fella, Walmartopia, The Fantasticks.
Broadway debut. 2nd National/UK/Asia tour of American Idiot (Whatsername). Giant love and thanks to Mom, Dad and CC.
Recent credits include the national tours of Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito) and Fiddler on the Roof(Perchik). Proud Ithaca College graduate. Thanks to Penny! For Megan, who is my everything.
DAVID MICHAEL GARRY
Broadway/Nat'l Tour: Phantom of the Opera, Company, Sweeney Todd. Regional: A.R.T, A.C.T, Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory. T.V./Film: "Person of Interest," "Mission Dawn," "Carry Me Home."
Broadway/Tours: Les Miserables (25th Anniversary), South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Some Like It Hot, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Carousel, Falsetto's, The Lion King, Blood Brothers,Passion, The Frogs. Premieres: For the Boys, Emma, Houdini, Eliot Ness in Cleveland, the King Stag, Just So. Movies/TV: South Pacific (Carnegie Hall), LCT's Passion, The Knick, Salt,MacGruber, Ice Age, "Boardwalk Empire," "EL&IC," The Producers.
SHAWNA M. HAMIC
(Mrs. Dees / Ensemble)
Shawna is THRILLED to be making her Broadway Debut! National Tour: 25th Anniversary LES MISERABLES (Mme. Thenardier) Regional/Concerts: Twist (dir Debbie Allen), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (Lincoln Center), Brigadoon: The Concert, Broadway Backwards 7, The Molly Maguires, Church (The Public). Love to Family & Friends who always believed.
(Adrian Sanders / Ensemble)
Rich spent the last three years touring the US, Canada, and Brazil playing the Dad in the National tour of Billy Elliot. Broadway: The Life, Les Miserables, Sunset Blvd, Saturday Night Fever, Rock and Roll the First 5000 Years. Tours and Vegas: We Will Rock You, Cats, Saturday Night Fever, and Les Miserables (Bay Area Critics Award). TV: "The Sopranos," "Law and Order SVU," "NYPD Blue," "Deadline," "Line of Fire," "21 Jump St." etc. Two Grammys. I love Neely!
(Jessie Flynn / Ensemble)
Broadway: Billy Elliot (also National Tour/Helen Hayes Nom.), Mamma Mia, Hairspray, All Shook Up, Dance of the Vampires, The Wild Party, Jekyll and Hyde, Grease, Guys and Dolls. Off-Broadway: The Thing About Men, Forbidden Broadway. City Opera: The Most Happy Fella. Film/TV: Across the Universe, "Whoopi," "Law and Order."
Todd was most recently seen as Joey in the National Tour of Sister Act and on Broadway inPriscilla Queen of the Desert. BA & MFA in Music Theatre.
(Standby Meg / Swing)
Sarah Hunt feels fortunate to be on this incredible new adventure. Credits include the First National Tour of Spring Awakening. Love and thanks to Mom, Nicole, Juilliard, G43, & Telsey. For Dad. Not gone.
(Joe Fletcher / Ensemble)
Broadway: Soul Doctor. Off-Broadway: The 39 Steps. TV: The Blacklist, Unforgettable, Flight of Conchords. Film: My Man Is A Loser. With wife, SoHee Youn, wrote the musical I Spy A Spy!
Broadway: Cyrano De Bergerac, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park with George, Big River, Spamalot, Frozen, Titanic, The Heidi Chronicles. Television: "Black Box," "Blue Bloods," "Royal Pains," "Unforgettable," "Law & Order(s)", "Molly Dodd," "Soaps". Film: The Boundary Man, Henry's Crime.
Off-Broadway: Into The Woods (Milky White/Woodsman) at The Public Theater. National Tour: Green Day's American Idiot. Regional: Spring Awakening (Melchior) and Next To Normal (Henry) at the ZACH Theatre.
(Davy Harrison / Ensemble)
Matthew Stocke has done Broadway stuff, TV stuff and lots of other stuff. Thanks to Ma, Big G and pals for tons of stuff. CMU grad, AEA member and Unicorn lover. Stuff like that.
CULLEN R. TITMAS
National Tours: Billy Elliot (Tony), Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie). Off-Broadway: Avenue Q(Nicky/Trekkie). NYC/Regional: Finding Nemo the Musical (Marlin), John and Jen (John), AIDA(Radames), Footloose (Ren) three times, Forever Plaid (Sparky) twice, and Floyd Collins (Floyd). Thanks CGF.
We get to work with Sting guys... it doesn't get much better. Credits include: Rock of Ages (Stacee Jaxx), Glory Days, Hairspray, Miss Saigon, Diner (w/ Sheryl Crow), The Last Goodbye (Tybalt- Old Globe). TV: "The Big C," "Smash," "Crossbones." Blah Blah. Much Love to Telsey & Co, CGF, The Fam, Cam & The Alphas. Go Pirates.