Meet the Cast of INK- Now in Previews!
MTC's INK begins previews tonight, April 2 prior to a Wednesday, April 24 opening night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Two-time Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel (Matilda) will reprise his Olivier Award-winning performance as Rupert Murdoch and Olivier Award winner Jonny Lee Miller ("Elementary," Frankenstein) will play the editor of The Sun, Larry Lamb.
Joining them are are David Wilson Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Bill Buell (The History Boys), Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels), Eden Marryshow(Broadway Debut), Colin McPhillamy (The Ferryman), Erin Neufer (Broadway Debut), Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde), Rana Roy (Broadway Debut), Michael Siberry (Junk), Robert Stanton (Saint Joan), and Tara Summers (The Hard Problem).
It's 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy - and ultimately horrify - the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most Ink is on! Inspired by real events and a recent hit in London's West End, James Graham's electrifying new play comes to Broadway in the exhilarating Almeida Theatre production, directed by Rupert Goold.
Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
Bertie Carvel (Rupert Murdoch): Bertie Carvel won the 2018 Olivier Award for his performance in the West End production of Ink. He made his Broadway debut as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda: The Musical (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award, Drama League nom., OCC nom., Theatre World Award) having originated the role in Britain (Olivier Award). Other theatre includes The Hairy Ape (Old Vic), Bakkhai & Rope (Almeida Theatre), The Pride (Royal Court), Coram Boy (National Theatre) and Parade (Donmar Warehouse, Olivier Award nomination). TV includes upcoming "Baghdad Central," "Doctor Foster," "Coalition," "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" and "Babylon." Film: Les Misérables. Bertie trained at RADA.
Jonny Lee Miller (Larry Lamb): Broadway: After Miss Julie. West End: Frankenstein (National Theatre, Olivier and Evening Standard Award); Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Ambassadors Theatre); Festen(Almedia Theatre); The Play What I Wrote (Wyndams Theatre); Democracy, Beautiful Thing (Bush Theatre); Four Knights in Knaresborough (The Tricycle). U.S. TV: "Elementary," "Dexter," "Eli Stone" and "Smith." BBC TV: "Dead Man's Walk," "Emma," "Canterbury Tales," "Byron," "Endgame." Film: Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting 2, Melinda and Melinda, The Flying Scotsman (London Critics' Circle and Scottish BAFTA noms.), Mansfield Park, Behind the Lines, Aeon Flux, Afterglow, Hackers, Plunkett & Macleane, Byzantium and Dark Shadows.
David Wilson Barnes (Brian McConnell): David Wilson Barnes is making his MTC debut with Ink. Currently, David is staring as Phineas McCullough in the AMC western "The Son." Recent film: Trial by Fire (dir. Edward Zwick), Miss Sloane (dir. John Madden), Bridge of Spies (dir. Steven Spielberg). Recent television: "Madam Secretary," "The Blacklist" and the upcoming "Fosse/Verdon," "Hell on Wheels." Other theatre: The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Broadway), Othello (NYTW) and Becky Shaw (Drama Desk, Lortel and Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination).
Bill Buell (Frank Nicklin, Percy Roberts): With MTC: Groundhog and Bad Habits. Broadway credits include Cyrano, The History Boys, Inherit the Wind, Urinetown, 42nd Street, Titanic, Tommy, Big River and Annie. Off-Broadway includes Rancho Viejo, Kin and Tumacho. Shakespeare in the Park: Tartuffe, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night. Film and television includes Across the Universe, Spy Game, Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Love Letter, Requiem for a Dream, Quiz Show, Kinsey, "Boardwalk Empire," "30 Rock," "Blue Bloods," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "7 Seconds," "Sneaky Pete," "John Adams."
Andrew Durand (Beverley/Christopher Timothy): Broadway: Head Over Heels, War Horse, Spring Awakening. West End: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre Company), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), Love's Labour's Lost (The Public), The Wild Bride (St. Ann's Warehouse), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons). Tour: Kneehigh Theatre Company. U.S.: Berkeley Rep, Guthrie Theater, Chicago Shakespeare. U.K.: Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman, The Asylum. TV: CBS' "Madam Secretary" (Guest Star).
Eden Marryshow (Ray Mills/Lee Howard): Theatre: Pipeline (Actors Theatre); Game On (The Kennedy Center); Sty of the Blind Pig (Theater Works Hartford). Film: BRUCE!!!! (Grand Jury Prize, Best Director ABFF, HBO Best Feature, Audience Award at MVAAFF), Farewell, Bodega, White Girl, The Normal Heart. Recent TV: "Jessica Jones," "It's Bruno." Huge thanks to my parents, Cesa, Maggie Flanigan Studio, Headline Talent Agency and The Boothe Group. I wouldn't be here without you. To my beloved Latina "Peanut" Bilbro. We are on Broadway! This one's for you.
Colin McPhillamy (Sir Alick/Chapel Father): Broadway: The Ferryman, The Importance of Being Earnest, Waiting in the Wings. Off-Broadway, The Seafarer (Irish Rep), House and Garden (MTC). Selected regional: Guthrie Theatre, Westport Playhouse, Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Maltz, Shakespeare Theatre of N.J., The Old Globe. Various U.S. and BritishTV. British National Theatre and West End. He has acted and directed in Australia, New Zealand and China. He blogs at McPhillamy.com.
Erin Neufer (Anna Murdoch/Diana/Chrissie/Apprentice): Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Nathan the Wise (CSC). Regional: Bay Street Theatre, CenterStage, Guthrie Theater, Pioneer Theatre, Indiana Rep, The Kennedy Center. NYU: Plenty, The Three Sisters, Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph world premiere), Mrs. Warren's Profession, Landscape of the Body. TV: "Gypsy" (Netflix). 2007 Irene Ryan Award Winner. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting
Kevin Pariseau (Bench Hand/TV Host): Broadway/Off-Broadway: Show Boat (NY Philharmonic); The Explorers Club (MTC); Grand Hotel (Encores!); Legally Blonde (OBC); Popcorn Falls; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Regional: Beatsville (Asolo Rep); Chicago (Riverside Theatre); The Producers, Annie and 1776 (Paper Mill Playhouse); Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Nashville); Vanya, Sonya...; It's a Wonderful Life; All in the Timing. Film/television: "Boardwalk Empire," Tower Heist, Morning Glory. Audiobooks: Over 130 recordings including Herman Wouk's The Winds of War (Audie nomination). kevinpariseau.com
Rana Roy (Stephanie Rahn): Broadway debut. Currently starring in Facebook Watch's "Queen America" opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones. Recurring on: NBC's "The Night Shift," CW's "Life Sentence," WGN's acclaimed series "Underground" and upcoming on Lifetime's "American Princess." Rana began her career as a dancer-prominently on the BBC show "Dance X," leading her to open Rihanna's (U.K.) Umbrella Tour. She was later cast as a series regular on the U.K. series "Britannia High," where she also had a record deal with Universal Records.
Michael Siberry (Hugh Cudlipp): Theatre: JUNK, When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater); Six Degrees of Separation (Broadway); Enemy of the People (Manhattan Theatre Club); Man and Boy, Death Takes a Holiday, Mrs. Warren's Profession (Roundabout Theatre Company); Uncle Vanya, Proof (McCarter Theatre, Princeton); Spamalot (tour and Broadway); The Sound of Music (Broadway); Nicholas Nickleby (Broadway); The Merchant of Venice (Broadway). Television and film includes "House of Cards," "Boardwalk Empire," "Jessica Jones," "The Last Tycoon," Birdman, Experimenter, Coming Through The Rye.
Robert Stanton (Bernard Shrimsley): MTC: Saint Joan, Fuddy Meers, Overtime. Broadway: A Free Man of Color, Mary Stuart, The Coast of Utopia, A Small Family Business. Off-Broadway: two dozen credits include All in the Timing (Obie Award), Love Child, co-written with Daniel Jenkins. Recent: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (Emery Battis Award, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater); Dying for It (Atlantic Theater Company); The Killer (TFANA). Films: over 20, from A League of Their Own to Jason Bourne. Recent television: "Mr. Mercedes." Founding member, Fair Wage OnStage.
Tara Summers (Joyce Hopkirk/Muriel McKay): Broadway debut. Theatre: Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem (LCT); Yes, Prime Minister (Geffen Playhouse); Gypsy of Chelsea (Studio 54, The Royal Court, Hudson Theatre). Films: Driven, Wanderland, Major Arcana, The Lake Effect, Factory Girl, Rabbit Fever, Alfie, What A Girl Wants. TV: series regular "Mercy Street," "Ringer," "Boston Legal," "Rake"; also "Madam Secretary," "Strangers," "Dietland," "American Crime Story: Versace," "Silicon Valley," "You're the Worst," "Stalker," "Sons of Anarchy," "Damages," "Dirt." BA: Brown University; MFA: LAMDA.
Ian Bedford (Ensemble/Understudy): Recent stage: Ivo van Hove's A View From the Bridge (Goodman Theatre), Good Faith (Yale Rep), Murder on the Orient Express (Hartford Stage). Shakespeare Theatre Co., Mark Taper Forum, Chicago Shakespeare, Alabama Shakespeare, La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Recent screen: The Promise (associate producer), "Shameless," "Chicago PD," "Law & Order: SVU."
William Connell (Ensemble/Understudy): A View From the Bridge (2010 Broadway revival); The Coast of Utopia (LCT); Nureyev's Eyes (GSP); Alphabetical Order (The Keen Co.); One Man, Two Guvnors (West-coast premiere); The Hour of Feeling (Humana Festival); The Winslow Boy (St. Louis Rep.); and others. TV/film: "Blindspot," "The Tap," "The Blacklist," "Madam Secretary," "Bull," "Smash." BFA: UNCSA.
Christopher McHale (Ensemble/Understudy): Broadway: Oslo, Macbeth, King Lear, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Golden Boy (LCT); Julius Caesar; The Iceman Cometh; Execution of Justice; Piaf. Off-Broadway: Oslo (LCT), Othello, Macbeth, King John, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III (NYSF), Domino (NYTW), Defiance (MTC). Regional: Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, among others.
Jessica Naimy (Ensemble/Understudy): Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas. National tours: South Pacific. Select regional theatres: Hartford Stage, Marriott Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse. Many thanks to the entire Ink team, Manhattan Theatre Club, Kelly Gillespie and Wolf Talent Group. Love to her family and Ben.
Daniel Yearwood (Ensemble/Understudy): Broadway: Once on This Island. Off-Broadway: Grand Hotel (Encores!), My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill Playhouse), In the Heights (Fulton Theater). Pace University BFA '17. Bronx bred, New York native and grateful to be making his MTC debut. Thanks to God, Kelly, Buchwald, friends and family for their love and support. @mr__yearwood
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