Meet the Cast of THE COTTAGE, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway!

The production  opens on July 24 at the Hayes Theater.

By: Jul. 07, 2023
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Previews begin tonight, July 7, for The Cottage on Broadway! The production  opens on July 24 at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) for a strictly limited engagement through October 29.

The Cottage will star Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”), Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde), Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), Alex Moffat (“Saturday Night Live”), Nehal Joshi (The Phantom of the Opera), and Dana Steingold (Beetlejuice). Understudies Michelle Federer (Wicked OBC), Matthew Floyd Miller (“American Crime Story: Impeachment”), Tony Roach (Flying Over Sunset), and Jamie Ann Romero (“The Punisher”) complete the cast.

The Cottage is written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Tony Award winner Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”) making his Broadway directorial debut. 

Meet the cast of The Cottage below!


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Eric McCormack

(Beau)

made his Broadway debut as The Music Man in 2001, then co-starred in the Tony-nominated Gore Vidal’s The Best Man in 2012. So it’s time for his every-eleven-years return with The Cottage! Other stage includes the Off-Broadway premiere of Neil LaBute’s Some GirlsGlengarry Glen Ross (Arts Club, Vancouver), Follies, and the upcoming A Little Night Music (Royal Conservatory, Toronto), The Fantasticks (Reprise, LA, also directed by his friend Jason Alexander), and five seasons with Canada’s Stratford Festival. On television, Eric was a producer, director, and star on three seasons of “Perception” (TNT) and three more of the Netflix sleeper hit, “Travelers.” He is best known for his Emmy®-winning performance as Will Truman on eleven seasons of NBC’s “Will & Grace,” for which he was nominated for six Golden Globes®. Upcoming series include “Departure,” season five of “Slasher,” and Hulu’s much-anticipated “The Other Black Girl.” Films include Free EnterpriseHoly ManThe Sisters, and the Canadian comedy Drinkwater (on Amazon this month), for which he received Canada’s Leo Award and the ACTRA/UBCP Award. 

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Laura Bell Bundy

(Sylvia)

 made her stage debut at age nine in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Since then, she has originated the roles of Tina in Ruthless (Outer Critics/Drama Desk Nominations), Amber in Broadway’s Hairspray, most notably Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical (Tony nomination), and played Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked. Bundy is a Billboard top 5 recording artist with multiple albums — “Achin & Shakin” (Universal Music) and “Another Piece Of Me” (Big Machine). A Sony Publishing songwriter from 2008-2013, she toured with her music all over the world. Her most recent critically acclaimed album “Women Of Tomorrow” (and companion podcast on Broadway Podcast Network) delves into the issues women are facing today and has millions of streams on Spotify. Bundy has been in dozens of films and over 100 episodes of television including roles on “Call Me Kat,” “Fairly OddParents,” “Perfect Harmony,” “How I Met Your Mother/Father,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Anger Management,” and “Jumanji,” among others. As a writer/composer she developed series “Mashville” (Netflix) and “Girltime” (Freeform). Bundy recently launched the Womxn of Tomorrow community and app to help women activate their activism. All socials: @laurabellbundy
www.laurabellbundy.com

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Lilli Cooper

(Marjorie)

is a Tony-nominated actress who is currently starring as Doc in Apple TV’s “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock.” Broadway: Chris in POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, Julie in Tootsie (Tony nomination), Sandy Cheeks in Spongebob Squarepants (original Broadway cast), Elphaba in Wicked, and Martha in Spring Awakening (original Broadway cast). Theater favorites include Mack & Mabel (Encores), Tick, Tick...Boom! (Keen Company), Sundown, Yellow Moon (WP Theater), The Wildness (Ars Nova), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (American Repertory Theater), The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theater). On screen: “Dynasty,” “The Good Fight,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Bull,” "Instinct,” “The Code,” “Elementary,” and on HBOmax: “Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known.” Proud LaGuardia Arts High School and Vassar alumnae. And most gratefully, Bodie's Mom. @lilcoopz

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Nehal Joshi

(Richard)

Broadway: All My SonsPhantom of the Opera (closing cast), Flying Over SunsetSchool of RockGettin’ The Band Back TogetherLes Misérables (Original Revival Cast), Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway includes: CyranoWorking (2008 revision), Grand Hotel (Encores!), Three Sisters. Regional credits includes: Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center. Video Game: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Film/TV: "Law & Order SVU" (NBC), "The Wire" (HBO), "Search Party" (HBO), "Blackout" (BBC One). Ig: @nehaljoshi 

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Alex Moffat

(Clarke)

A breakout performer on SNL, Alex succeeded Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on the show. He is best known for his impersonations of Eric Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Anderson Cooper, and Joe Scarborough amongst others, as well as his original recurring Weekend Update character Guy Who Just Bought A Boat. His most current films include Susie Searches, which premiered at the 2022 TIFF on September 9th, and the holiday comedy, Christmas with the Campbells, opposite of Brittany Snow and Justin Long, that just released in Canada on October 1st. He can next be seen on Apple’s “Bad Monkey” series, an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s novel where he’ll star with Vince Vaughn. Over the 2020 holiday season, Alex appeared in the Netflix feature, Holidate, directed by John Whitesell and starring Emma Roberts. He also worked on the Paramount feature Clifford, the live‑action hybrid based on the best-selling book series and directed by Walt Becker. Alex can be seen playing opposite Brittany Snow in the breakout romantic comedy Someone Great. He has also been receiving great praise for his performance in The Opening Act, produced by Peter Billingsley. Aside from SNL, he can be seen on TV in Showtime's series “Billions” and is the voice behind Jimmy in Disney's sequel Wreck-It Ralph 2. Spending the earlier years of his career in Chicago, he was a regular performer at iO and The Annoyance Theatre as well as an official acro-dunker for the renowned Chicago Bulls. He played in the Celebrity All-Star game in February 2020.

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Dana Steingold

(Dierdre)

originated the role of Girl Scout in Beetlejuice on Broadway where she also covered the role of Lydia Deetz. Broadway/National Tours: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off Broadway/New York: Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy), The Visit (Otillie opposite Chita Rivera), Saturday Night (Mildred), Anyone Can Whistle (City Center Encores!). Regional Included: Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, George Street, Westport Country Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, KC Rep, North Carolina Theatre, Two River, Weston Playhouse. TV: “Inventing Anna” (Netflix), Saraline Timbers on Nickelodeon's “Welcome to the Wayne.”

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Michelle Federer

(u/s Sylvia, Marjorie, Dierdre)

Broadway credits include Nessarose in Wicked (original cast) and Three Days of Rain. She was in the original cast of A Man Of No Importance at Lincoln Center and has worked at The Atlantic and 2nd Stage as well as many regional theatres. Michelle played Millie on 3 seasons of “New Amsterdam” and was Nate's mom Sherrie, in Disney Plus' movie Better Nate Than Ever.

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Matthew Floyd Miller

(u/s Beau, Clarke, Richard)

Broadway: Not About Nightingales (Circle in the Square, director - Trevor Nunn); The Invention of Love (Lincoln Center). Regional credits include: Stupid f-ing Bird (Boston Court, Pasadena - L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award); Designing Women, the play (Theatre Squared); Private Lives (Pennsylvania Shakespeare); Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare, director - Aaron Posner / Teller, of Penn & Teller); The Pillowman (ACT Seattle); Desire Under The Elms (San Jose Rep. - Dean Goodman Choice Award). T.V. credits include: Vince Foster in Ryan Murphy's "American Crime Story: Impeachment" opposite Sarah Paulson (FX / Hulu); "Welcome to Chippendales" (Hulu); "Barry" (HBO); "Law & Order" (NBC). NYU Grad Acting.

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Tony Roach

(u/s Beau, Clarke, Richard)

Broadway: Flying Over SunsetMy Fair LadyBright Star. Off-Broadway: The Liar (Classic Stage), Arden of Faversham (Red Bull), She Stoops to ConquerSalute to the Brave (TACT), The Men (Primary Stages). Selected Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of DC: Affiliated ArtistThe Importance of Being EarnestAll’s Well That Ends WellMrs. Warren’s ProfessionThe Imaginary Invalid, and three world premiere plays by David IvesHamlet (Hartford Stage), Barefoot in the Park (Dorset), Guys & Dolls (Goodspeed), Rich Girl (World Premiere, George St./Cleveland), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Kitchen Theatre). Film/Television: Walk the Line, "Succession," "The Affair," "The Blacklist," "Law & Order," "Elementary." Education: ART/MXAT, Columbia University. Awards: None.

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Jamie Ann Romero

(u/s Sylvia, Marjorie, Dierdre)

Broadway First National Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong; Off Broadway: Dracula (Classic Stage Company); Mary Page Marlowe (Second Stage Theater); Select Regional: The Winter’s Tale (Hartford Stage); A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Old Globe); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Paper Mill Playhouse); Emma (Playmakers Rep); World Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride and others (Denver Center Theatre Company); International: Noises Off (Maxim Gorky Theatre Vladivostok, Russia.) Television: "The Punisher," "New Amsterdam," "House of Cards." Film: Viper ClubSunday 1287. IG: @annjamie









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