Meet the Cast of GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS- Now in Previews!
The Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and Tony Award winner Julie White will begin previews this evening, 8 p.m., at Broadway's Booth Theatre.
Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
Nathan Lane (Gary): Nathan Lane most recently appeared as Roy Cohn in the Broadway revival of Angels in America (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), as well as in The National Theater production in London. Broadway: The Front Page (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); It's Only a Play; The Nance(Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award); The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, Drama League Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award); Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination); November;Butley; The Odd Couple; The Frogs; The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards); The Man Who Came to Dinner; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); On Borrowed Time; Some Americans Abroad; Wind in the Willows; Merlin; Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: (1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance) includes The Common Pursuit;The Film Society; The Lisbon Traviata(Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination); Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award); Bad Habits; Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams (Drama Desk nomination); Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks;" Trumbo; Measure for Measure(St. Clair Bayfield Award); A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merry Wives of Windsor; She Stoops to Conquer; In a Pig's Valise; Love; White Rabbit, Red Rabbit; Do Re Mi (Encores!); and Hickey in The Iceman Cometh at the Goodman Theater in 2012 and BAM in 2015 (Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center). Television includes "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" as F. Lee Bailey, and recurring roles on "Modern Family" and "The Good Wife." He has received six Primetime Emmy nominations, two Daytime Emmy Awards, and the People's Choice Award. He has appeared in more than 35 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe Award nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards); Ironweed; Frankie and Johnny; Mousehunt; Jeffrey;The Lion King; Stuart Little; Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Ensemble Award); The Producers (Golden Globe nomination); Swing Vote; Mirror Mirror; Carrie Pilby; and No Pay, Nudity. In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
Kristine Nielsen (Janice): Broadway credits include Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Spring Awakening, The Green Bird, Jackie, and The Iceman Cometh (1986). Off-Broadway credits include A Lovely Sundayfor Creve Coeur; Taylor Mac's Hir; How I Spent Last Summer; Omnium Gatherum; Our Leading Lady; The Killer; Dog Opera (Obie Award); and Christopher Durang's Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them; Miss Witherspoon; and Betty'sSummer Vacation (Obie). Nielsen has worked regionally all over the country, including at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Folger Theatre (D.C.), and most recently at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton in Durang's Turning Off theMorning News. Television: "Happyish," "Elementary," "Political Animals," NBC's "The Sound of Music Live," Amazon's "Z: The Beginning of Everything." Film: Trouble, Morning Glory, The Savages, Small Time Crooks. Nielsen is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama.
Julie White (Carol): Julie White won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her starring role in The Little Dog Laughed. The performance also earned her an Obie Award, an Ovation Award, and nominations for a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award. Additional Broadway credits include A Doll's House, Part 2; the revival of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia; Airline Highway (Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; and The Heidi Chronicles. Off-Broadway credits include The Understudy, From Up Here (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), Fiction, Twelfth Night, and Bad Dates (Playwrights Horizons). Her film work includes Lincoln; Transformers 1, 2, & 3; Michael Clayton; The Astronaut Farmer; and the animated film Monsters vs Aliens. On television, her credits include "Designated Survivor" (Netflix), "Nurse Jackie," "Alpha House," "Go On" (Gracie Award), "The Good Wife," "Man Seeking Woman," "You're the Worst," "Damages," "Cavemen," "Six Feet Under," "Grace Under Fire," and "Law and Order: SVU."
Alison Cimmet (U/S Janice, Carol): Broadway: Amélie, She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby It's You!, Tale of Two Cities.NYC/Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Westport Country Playhouse); Party Face (New York City Center); Into the Woods (Fiasco Theater at The Old Globe); Twelfth Night (Prince Theater); 3 Kinds of Exile (Atlantic Theater Company). Film: The Big Sick. Television: "Blacklist," "Younger," "Bull." Brown University graduate.
Stephen DeRosa (U/S Gary): Broadway: On the Town, Betrayal, The Nance (u/s Chauncey), Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods, The Man Who Came to Dinner. National tour: West Side Story. Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector, These Paper Bullets!, Love's Fire, Irma Vep. Television: "Boardwalk Empire" (Eddie Cantor). MFA: Yale Drama School.
Linda Marie Larson (U/S Janice, Carol): Broadway: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Jackie, Deuce. Other NYC: Atlantic Theater Company, MCC, The Public Theater, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges. Regional: A Doll's House, Part 2; The Clean House; The Smell of the Kill; The Servant of Two Masters; Three Tall Women. Film: The Greatest Showman. Television: "The Kitchen," "House of Cards," "Blue Bloods."
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