Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Meet the Full Cast of DISGRACED on Broadway!
The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar makes its Broadway premiere tonight, October 23, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ("Boardwalk Empire"), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother"). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below!
In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Disgraced has received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards. Kimberly Senior, who helmed the two previous US productions, directs. The design team includes John Lee Beatty (set), Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), and Jill DuBoff (sound).
DISGRACED is the story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife -- an artist influenced by Islamic imagery -- enjoying their comfortable and successful life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards.
American-born Hari Dhillon starred in the London production of Disgraced as Amir and was called "blazing and dangerous" by the BBC and "riveting" by the Financial Times. While Disgraced will mark Hari's Broadway debut, he is no stranger to the stage with other notable theatre credits including the premiere of Charles L. Mee's A Perfect Wedding at the Mark Taper Forum and the original production of Stephen Belber's Drifting Elegant at San Francisco's Magic Theatre. In London he also was seen in the original production of Helen Edmunson's Mother Teresa Is Dead at the Royal Court. He is well known to British television audiences for his role in the BBC medical drama series Holby City. Other US TV credits include The Mentalist, The Loop, Without A Trace and Charmed. Hari will also be seen in director Jim Gillespie's new upcoming film Take Down.
Gretchen Mol can currently be seen opposite Steve Buscemi in HBO's Martin Scorsese-produced series, Boardwalk Empire, for which Gretchen and her cast mates received the Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Drama Series." Recently, Mol completed production on the film True Story opposite James Franco and Jonah Hill. Next, Mol will appear in the film Laggies alongside Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Mortez, Sam Rockwell and Ellie Kemper. Laggies will be released in theaters on September 26, 2014. Additionally, Mol will appear in the independent film Anesthesia alongside Glenn Close, Sam Waterson, Corey Stoll and Kristen Stewart, which will be released in 2014.
In 2007 Mol starred in Lionsgate's western 3:10 to Yuma alongside Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, a role for which she received a SAG Award nomination for "Outstanding Performance by an ensemble in a Drama Series." Mol made her mark on audiences and critics with her portrayal of Bettie Paige, one of the world's most famous 1950's pin-up icons in Mary Harron's feature film, The Notorious Bettie Page, which opened to rave reviews at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.
The previous year, Mol starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Before that she was seen in the film adaptation of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things, alongside Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz and Fred Weller, which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Mol also starred off-Broadway in the theatrical version of The Shape of Things after completion of its London run all with the same cast.
Mol made her film debut in Spike Lee's Girl 6 as Girl 12. Additional credits include: Music From Another Room, Abel Ferrara's The Funeral, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, The Thirteenth Floor, Rounders, Celebrity, Forever Mine, The Ten, Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot, Puccini for Beginners, Just Looking and An American Affair. Mol's telefilm credits include Lifetime's Emmy-nominated The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Picnic, The Magnificent Ambersons, Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn, The Valley of Light and Dead Man's Walk. Mol's television series credits include an appearance in the debut episode of the ABC hit, Spin City, and later a starring role in the David E. Kelley ABC series Life on Mars.
Born in Connecticut and a graduate of the William Esper Studio and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, she began acting professionally in numerous commercials and various theater productions, including, Bus Stop, An Actor's Nightmare, No Exit, Godspell, and 110 in the Shade among others. Mol resides with her family in New York.
Josh Radnor wrote, directed, and starred in two films, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters: The Audience Award-winning happythankyoumoreplease opposite Kate Mara, Malin Akerman, and Tony Hale and Liberal Arts opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, and Zac Efron. He was last seen in Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight (Sundance, 2013) opposite Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. Recently finished a nine-season run playing Ted Mosby on CBS's Emmy-nominated comedy How I Met Your Mother. His other television credits include guest appearances on ER, Six Feet Under, and Law & Order among others. He was a series regular on ABC's The Court starring Sally Field. He made his film debut in the original teen spoofNot Another Teen Movie. On Broadway he played the title character in The Graduate opposite Kathleen Turner. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Vineyard Theater, and Baltimore Center Stage, among others. In Los Angeles, he appeared in the Ovation Award-winning world premiere production of Jon Robin Baitz's The Paris Letter. Most recently Josh appeared in New York Stage and Film's world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's The Babylon Line, directed by Terry Kinney.
Karen Pittman was in the Lincoln Center production of Disgraced and her Broadway credits include Good People and Passing Strange. She also appeared in Bruce Norris's Domesticated directed by Anna D Shapiro at LCT. She has numerous TV credits including House of Cards, The Americans, The Good Wife, White Collar. Her film credits include The Bourne Legacy, Last Night, the soon-to-be-released Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley, and the upcoming The Rewrite with Hugh Grant.
Theatre credits include: The Djinns of Eidgah (The Royal Court Theatre), Disgraced (The Bush Theatre), The Royal Duchess Superstore (The Barking Broadway),Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (Theatre Royal Bath), Blood & Gifts (The National Theatre). TV credits include: Silk (BBC), The Dumping Ground (BBC), Casualty (BBC),Coronation Street (ITV), The Tower, The Bill (ITV). Film credits include: Perfume, Four Lions, The Wasp & The Caterpillar.