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Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production!

The play will feature Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber, Charlotte Maier, Andrea Martin, Deborah Offner, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Bob Stillman, Amy Warren, Santino Fontana, and Tony Shalhoub. The company of sixteen actors will play multiple roles with Shalhoub, Fontana and Schechter playing Moss Hart at different stages of his life.

ACT ONE, James Lapine's new play from the classic autobiography by Moss Hart, deemed one of the finest books about 20th-century American theater, eloquently chronicles the playwright/director's impoverished childhood and his determined struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theater. A path which led to his collaboration with George S. Kaufman and their first great success, Once In a Lifetime.

ACT ONE will have sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Ken Billington, sound by Dan Moses Schreier and original music by Louis Rosen.


LCT: debut. Broadway: Frost/ Nixon (u/s Nixon), The Constant Wife, Bells Are Ringing, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Off-Broadway: Witnessed by the World; The Late Christopher Bean; Die, Mommie, Die!; Jolson & Company; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Baby Anger; June Moon. Tours: Frost/Nixon (U.S.); West Side Story, Guys and Dolls (Europe). Regional theaters: Cleveland Play House, Arizona Theatre Co., George Street Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Co., Fulton Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Delaware Theatre Co., Walnut Street Theatre, Wilma Theater, A.C.T., New Jersey and Utah Shakespeare Festivals, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Film: Two Lovers, Wanted, Kissing Jessica Stein, Music of the Heart, Cradle Will Rock. TV: "Onion News Network," "Delocated," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Ed," "Cheers," "Cagney & Lacey," "Soap," "L.A. Law," "All My Children."

Eddie Chodorov

LCT: debut. Broadway: Relatively Speaking, an evening of one-act plays written by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen (dir. John Turturro). Off-Broadway: Old Jews Telling Jokes; Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well(Public/Delacorte); The Europeans, No End of Blame (PTP NYC). Regional:Twelfth Night, Call of the Wild, A Midsummer Night's Dream, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Somewhere in the Pacific, Fools. Education: MFA, Tisch Grad Acting; BA, Middlebury College.

Dore, George, Ensemble

LCT: debut. Off-Broadway: Tribes, Our Town (Barrow Street). Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical, Stanford Summer Theatre, Theatre Works Palo Alto, Bus Barn Stage Company, Wingspread Theatre, Open Up Productions. Film: Not Fade Away, Beside Still Waters, King Kelly, Muckland, Up the River, Girls Against Boys, Crazy Glue. TV: "Louie." Education: BFA, Carnegie Mellon.

Roz, Mary

LCT: debut. New York: Bryan and Kim, The Custodian, Don't Step on the Cracks(NY Fringe Festival); In Naked Time (The Beckett); The Kitchen Plays (HB Playwrights Theater); What a Life (Center Stage). Regional: Miracle on South Division Street, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Shayna Maidel (Chenango River Theatre); Black Comedy (Shadowland). Film: Evil Things, Trials of a Scientific Mind, Merry Christmas, The Call. Education: BA, Marymount Manhattan College.

Wally, Charles Gilpin, Max Siegel

LCT: On the Levee (LCT3). Broadway: Romeo and Juliet; Finian's Rainbow; Lennon; Caroline, or Change (AUDELCO nomination); Chicago; The Life (Tony Award); St. Louis Woman; Someone Who'll Watch Over Me; Rumors; Amen Corner. Off-Broadway: Choir Boy (MTC); The Piano Lesson (Lortel Award), Marco Polo Sings a Solo (Signature); Lost in the Stars (Encores!); Twilight in Manchego(NYMF); Thunder Knocking on the Door (Minetta Lane); Avenue X; Police Boys.Selected regional: Jitney (Two River); All My Sons (Intiman); Two Trains Running(Old Globe); Twelfth Night, Hamlet (DC Shakespeare). Film includes American Gangster, Evening. TV includes "House of Cards," "White Collar," "Nurse Jackie," "100 Centre Street," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "NYPD Blue." Favorite role: Eddie, Alex, Lilli's father.

Moss Hart

LCT: debut. Broadway: Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Importance of Being Earnest (Clarence Derwent Award), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award), Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: Sons of the Prophet (Lortel, Obie awards), The Fantasticks, Perfect Harmony (co-writer). Regional: Six Degrees of Separation, Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, As You Like It, Hamlet (Guthrie); Love's Labour's Lost, On the Verge, September 11th Project (Chautauqua Theater Co.); NYSAF; Sundance Theatre Lab. Film: Frozen; Jack Ryan; Nancy, Please. TV: "The Money," "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "A Gifted Man," "Royal Pains," "Made in Jersey." Webseries: "Submissions Only." Education: BFA, Guthrie/University of Minnesota Actor Training Program.

Irving Gordon, Pianist

LCT: debut. Theater: Lost in Yonkers (Old Globe); Book Club (LPTW); Terrible Infant (NY Fringe); The Flaw, What I Learned in School Today (Young CT Playwrights); Godspell, Into the Woods (White Plains PA Center); A Man of No Importance, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Playgroup). Film: The Reluctant Professor (upcoming), Beware the Gonzo, Bart Got a Room, Flutter Kick. TV: "Smash," "What Would You Do?," "Law & Order," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Education: Tisch School of the Arts/NYU.

Augustus Pitou, Jed Harris

LCT: debut. Theater: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Bus Stop, Sonia Flew, The Rivals, The Cherry Orchard, The Corn Is Green, Love's Labour's Lost (Huntington);Nocturne (Drama Desk nomination/NYTW); The Merchant of Venice, The Birthday Party, Full Circle, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ubu Rock, The Tempest, Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, Animals and Plants, Romance, Duck Variations, Marvelous Party (ART); Once in a Lifetime (A.C.T.); Glengarry Glen Ross, Twelfth Night (Merrimack Rep); Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, King Lear (Boston Shakespeare); Abduction from the Seraglio, Ariadne auf Naxos (Boston Lyric);Porgy and Bess (Boston Symphony Orchestra); Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Boston Pops). Film: What Doesn't Kill You, Second Sight, Next Stop Wonderland. TV: "Home Movies," "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist."

Lillie Hart, Helen

LCT: debut. Broadway: Brooklyn Boy, I'm Not Rappaport (revival). Off-Broadway:Distracted (Roundabout). National tour: The Heidi Chronicles. Regional: Two Things You Don't Talk About at Dinner (Denver Center Theatre); Persephone, The Sisters Rosensweig (Huntington); We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! (Long Wharf);Taking Sides, The Greeks, Love Council, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress(Odyssey); Figaro Gets a Divorce (La Jolla); Sirens (Humana Festival/Penguin Rep); Potested (Stages); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (L.A. Shakespeare Festival); U.S. Comedy Arts Festival w/EST (winner, Best of Festival). Film includes The Thing About My Folks; Arranged; Cold Souls; Permanent Midnight; Bulworth; Corrina, Corrina; Wilder Napalm; Just Another Story. TV includes "The Sopranos," "Law & Order," "Medium," "Friends," "The Practice," "Seinfeld," "ER," "X-Files," "NYPD Blue," "Judging Amy," "Civil Wars," "L.A. Law." Choreography:The Snow Geese (MTC); Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Callaway nomination),The Merchant of Venice (also Broadway), All's Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night(NYSF/Delacorte). Twenty-six national commercials.

Phyllis, Aline MacMahon, May

LCT: Dinner at Eight, A Delicate Balance, Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Broadway: The Columnist, Losing Louie, Brooklyn Boy (MTC); Picnic (Roundabout); God of Carnage; Life (x) 3; Arsenic and Old Lace. Off-Broadway: Witnessed by the World(59E59); The Madrid, Rose's Dilemma, An Experiment with an Air Pump, The Last Yankee (MTC); Sons of the Prophet; You Should Be So Lucky (Westside Arts); The Last Girl Singer (Women's Project); Balm in Gilead (Circle Rep). Regional: Westport, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Goodman, McCarter, Portland Stage Co., Steppenwolf. Film: Two Weeks Notice, Music and Lyrics, The Pink Panther (with Steve Martin). TV: "Elementary," "Person of Interest," "Boardwalk Empire," "Law & Order: SVU," "All My Children," "Sondheim at Carnegie Hall," "One Life to Live," "As the World Turns."


LCT: debut. Broadway: Mary Poppins. National tour: Elf the Musical. Operatic musical: I Am Harvey Milk (original cast recording). Off-Broadway: LMNOP, Fun Home, My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life. Regional: Gypsy, Nutcracker, Cinderella. Concerts: Broadway Youth Ensemble (soloist). TV: "30 Rock."

Aunt Kate, Frieda Fishbein, Beatrice Kaufman

LCT: My Favorite Year (Tony, Drama Desk, Theatre World awards). Broadway:Pippin (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Elliot Norton awards; Astaire nomination), Exit the King (DD, OCC noms.), Young Frankenstein(Tony, DD noms.), Oklahoma! (Tony, DD noms.), Candide (Tony, DD noms.). Regional: The Matchmaker, The Royal Family (Williamstown); Betty's Summer Vacation (Elliot Norton, IRNE awards), The Rose Tattoo (Huntington). Tour: Final Days: Everything Must Go. Film: The Producers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, All Over the Guy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Breaking Upwards. TV: "SCTV" (two Emmy Awards), "Sesame Street" (Special Emmy Award), "The Simpsons," "30 Rock," "Nurse Jackie." Upcoming: Night at the Museum 3, "Working the Engels" (NBC series), Andrea Martin's Lady Parts (Harper Collins/fall 2014). For Nicky.


LCT: Nikolai and the Others, When the Rain Stops Falling. Broadway: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Off-Broadway: Timon of Athens, Hamlet (Public/NYSF); In the Footprint (Civilians); Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb); The Voysey Inheritance (Atlantic) The Sea, The Late Christopher Bean (TACT). Regional includes Shakespeare Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Humana Festival, George Street Playhouse, Saint Louis Repertory, Virginia Stage. Film: Synecdoche, New York; Solitary Man; Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You; A Walk Among the Tombstones (upcoming). TV: "Cupid," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Guiding Light," "Law & Order: CI," "Law & Order."

Belle, Mrs. Rosenbloom

LCT: Everett Beekin, Directors Lab. New York theater includes Hair (Broadway);The Singing Forest, Rebel Women, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Don Juan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Public); Say Goodnight Gracie (Sheridan Square);Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Circle in the Square Downtown); The Maids (CSC);The Job (WPA); Joe's Opera (St. Clement's); Three Sisters and a Priest. Regional: Guthrie, Huntington, Yale Rep., Baltimore Centerstage, San Jose Rep, Arena Stage, Marin Theatre Co. Film: Untitled Chris Rock Movie, Home, Black Swan, Cruel Intentions, Unlawful Entry, The Naked Brother's Band, True Believer, Crossing Delancey, Streetwalkin'. TV: "Orange Is the New Black," "Blue Bloods," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Medium," "Six Feet Under," "ER," "The Guardian," "Party of Five," "Civil Wars," "thirtysomething," "Mourning Becomes Electra" (PBS).


LCT: debut. Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ghost, Sister Act, The Pee-wee Herman Show (all original Broadway cast). Off-Broadway: Forbidden Hollywood, March of the Falsettos, America (Radio City). Other theater includes Cats (tours);I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; All Night Strut!; Ain't Misbehavin'; Aladdin (seven-and-a-half years as Jafar/Disneyland). Regional: McCarter, Asolo, Old Globe, SD Rep, La Jolla, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Mark Taper, Ahmanson, Pioneer, North Shore, Sacramento Music Circus, Reprise. Film: This Is Where I Leave You (Bateman, Fey and Fonda), The Humbling (Pacino), Jane Wants a Boyfriend. TV includes "Law & Order: SVU," "Nurse Jackie," "NYC 22," "White Collar," "Numb3rs," "Girlfriends," "Strong Medicine," "Zoey 101," "Will & Grace," "Drew Carey," "My Two Dads," "Knots Landing," "Scarecrow and Mrs. King."

Joseph Regan, Jerry

LCT: debut. Broadway: Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, A Streetcar Named Desire, Grease, The Wedding Singer. National tour: Luther Billis in the LCT production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (dir. Bartlett Sher). Off-Broadway includes Primary Stages, New York Theatre Workshop, the WPA, LAByrinth, Public Theater, New World Stages, Theatre for a New Audience, 52nd Street Project, Ars Nova, City Center, Classic Stage Company, Blue Light Theatre Company, New York Shakespeare Festival, Atlantic Theater Company, June Moon at the Variety Arts Theater. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington DC, Potomac Theatre Project, Mark Taper Forum, Paper Mill Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Long Wharf Theatre. Education: MFA, Tisch/NYU Graduate Acting; MA/BA, Middlebury College.

Moss Hart, Bernie Hart

LCT: debut. Broadway: Richard III (Edward, Prince of Wales), Newsies (Les),Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), Waiting for Godot (Boy), Elf (Little Boy). Off- Broadway: Horsedreams (Luka/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). New York City Opera Children's Chorus: Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana. TV: "30 Rock," "Law & Order," "A Gifted Man," "Important Things with Demetri Martin," "Z Rock" (recurring), "PBS Kids," "Sesame Street," "What Would You Do?," "The David Letterman Show," "Saturday Night Live." CDs include Newsies, Elf, When I Grow Up: Broadway's Next Generation, Poetic License, Ronan Tynan, (for Smile Train), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro (first complete recording).

Moss Hart, Barnett Hart, George S. Kaufman

LCT: Golden Boy (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League nominations). Broadway: Lend Me a Tenor, Conversations with My Father (Tony nom.), The Heidi Chronicles, The Odd Couple (female version). Off- Broadway: The Scene (Second Stage); Waiting for Godot, Rameau's Nephew (CSC); Zero Positive(Public Theater). Regional: Rum & Coke, Progress, Measure for Measure, School for Scandal, The Old Neighborhood, Three Sisters. Film: Big Night, Barton Fink, The Siege, A Civil Action, Galaxy Quest, The Man Who Wasn't There, Men in Black I and II, Made-Up, Feed the Fish, Cars I and II, The Great New Wonderful, Pain and Gain. TV: "Wings," "Monk," "Too Big to Fail," "Hemingway and Gellhorn" (HBO).


LCT and Broadway: debut. New York: Myra (American Globe), The Medicine Showdown (Flying Carpet), The Last Chanukah (Dixon Place). Regional: Death of a Salesman (dir. Pam MacKinnon); The Tempest (dir. Adrian Noble); Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Inherit the Wind, Amadeus (Old Globe); Dogpark: The Musical (Milwaukee Rep); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Geva Theatre); Around the World in Eighty Days (Sierra Repertory);Black Gold (Phoenix Theatre); The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet(Richmond Shakespeare); Souvenir, Cyrano de Bergerac, Anything Goes (Virginia Rep); Shakespeare in Hollywood, Room Service, The Foreigner (Hope Summer Rep). Education: MFA, Old Globe/USD.


LCT: A Free Man of Color, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Big Bill. Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Cymbeline (Public Theater). Regional: Our Town (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Three Sisters (Berkeley Rep/Yale Rep); Joe Egg (Dallas Theater Center); Tartuffe (Two River Theater Company); The Miser (Geva Theatre); Almost, Maine (Portland Stage Company); The Comedy of Errors, The Rivals (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. TV: "The Big C." Education: MFA, Columbia University.

Priestly Morrison, Sam Harris, Pianist

LCT: Hello Again. Broadway: Grey Gardens, Dirty Blonde (Tony nomination, Jefferson Award), Souvenir, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Grand Hotel, Legs Diamond. Off-Broadway: A Civil War Christmas (NYTW); Hello Again (Drama Desk nom./ Transport Group); Saturn Returns, As You Like It, The Haggadah(Public); The Last Session (47th Street). Regional: 2 Pianos 4 Hands (City Theatre, Pittsburgh), Sleeping Beauty Wakes (McCarter/La Jolla), 33 Variations (Capital Rep), Souvenir (Good Theater, Portland), The Last Session (Laguna Playhouse/Tiffany Theater L.A., Ovation Award), Whistle Down the Wind, Candide(Jefferson Award nom./Goodman, Chicago), Oil City Symphony, Pump Boys and Dinettes. TV: "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Star Trek Voyager," "Allegra's Window," "Guiding Light." Piano at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music.

Mrs. Henry B. Harris, Jean Dixon, May

LCT: debut. Broadway: August: Osage County. Off- Broadway: Melancholy Play(13P), Schlemiel the First (TFANA), Adding Machine: A Musical (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel noms./Minetta Lane), When the Messenger Is Hot(59E59), Miss B (NY Fringe). Regional: Steppenwolf, Goodman, Northlight Theatre, Piven Theatre, Theater Oobleck, Next Theatre, About Face Theatre, Curious Theatre Branch, Theatre for the Age of Gold, Touchstone Theatre, Second City, Cactus Theater. Film: Untitled Noah Baumbach, Gravity (Explorer Captain). TV: "The Good Wife," "Boardwalk Empire," "Law & Order."

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