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Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21

Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21

Lyceum alums Harold L. Hynick and Peggy Billo play the two servants, Thomas and Ethel Rogers. Both were seen on the Lyceum stage earlier this season in My Fair Lady and The Man Who Came To Dinner. In 2009, Peggy Billo was seen in the Lyceum productions of You Can't Take It With You, The Diary of Anne Frank and Nunsense. She recently appeared in the St. Louis Repertory Theatre's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, and Mustard Seed Theatre's Tartuffe. Ms. Billo toured nationally in Annie. Film/TV credits include 3rd Rock From the Sun, 7th Heaven, Bold & Beautiful and Dr. Benny. Harold Hynick performed on the Lyceum stage in 2009 in Hairspray and You Can't Take It With You. Mr. Hynick is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Missouri Valley College and currently serves as the Missouri Stage Chair for Region VI of the Kennedy Center of American College Theatre Festival.

Broadway and television veteran, Victor Raider-Wexler, will be making his Lyceum Theatre debut in And Then There Were None playing recently retired judge, Lawrence Wargrave. He made his Missouri debut in Kansas City last year at the Kansas City Actors Theatre in GlenGarry Glenn Ross. His Broadway credits include Gypsy with Tyne Daley and the Tony nominated Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Off Broadway he was in The Boys Next Door and the Passion of Dracula as well Frank Gilroy's Give the Bishop My Faint Regards. He performed in Hollywood with the national company of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. On television Victor had recurring roles in Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queens.

Former police inspector, William Blore, will be played by Lyceum veteran Michael Rothhaar. At the Lyceum Michael recently played the irascible SheriDan Whiteside in The Man Who Came To Dinner and playEd Martin Vanderhoff in the Lyceum's 2009 production of You Can't Take It With You. Michael's Broadway credits include The Front Page and The Corn Is Green. Off-Broadway credits include Frankenstein and Brand. Regional theatre credits include The Foreigner, (S. F. Company), Shear Madness, (L. A. Company), the American premiere of Simon Gray's Dog Days, and performances at the Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep/St. Louis, Capital Rep, Pacific Resident Theatre and Olney Theatre among many others.

Last seen at the Lyceum playing Maggie Cutler, personal assistant to Mr. Whiteside, in The Man Who Came To Dinner, Kathryn Merry returns as the beautiful governess,Vera Claythorne, in And Then There Were None. Ms. Merry toured nationally in Othello. Her regional theatre credits include: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Moon Over Buffalo and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Film credits include Cult of Sincerity, Plasterhead and The Creek.

Michael McKenzie returns to the Lyceum stage playing Dr. Armstrong in And Then There Were None. Earlier this season Mr. McKenzie played Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady and Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came To Dinner. Michael appeared on Broadway in Waiting in the Wings, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Eastern Standard. Off-Broadway he was in Kari Floren's Voices of Swords and If Wishes Were Horses, and toured for two seasons with John Houseman's The Acting Company. Mr. McKenzie's extensive regional stage credits include Pittsburgh Public, Pioneer Theater, Hartford Stage, Olney Theatre and the Goodman to name a few. Film and Television credits include Kidnapped, Law & Order, As The World Turns, Chicago Hope, Babes, All My Children, and many episodes of Babylon 5.

Another Lyceum alum performing in And Then There Were None is Richert Easley playing Gen. Mackenzie. This season, Richert's roles have included Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady and Dr. Bradley in The Man Who Came To Dinner. Lyceum audiences will remember him from his 2006 role as the inspiring Morrie in Tuesdays With Morrie. Most recently outside of Arrow Rock he appeared as Mr. Woodhouse in the musical Emma at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Easley's Broadway credits include an acclaimed revival of Porgy and Bess, and Oh! Calcutta!

Anne Marie Bills is quickly becoming a Lyceum favorite having played many roles over the past two seasons. In 2009 Anne Marie performed in Hairspray, Annie, Hello, Dolly! and It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. In 2010 Ms. Bills roles have included Evangeline Harcourt in Anything Goes, Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady, Miss Preen in The Man Who Came To Dinner and now the ruthlessly religious, Emily Brent in And Then There Were None.

Returning to the Lyceum stage after an eight year absence is Michael McGuirk, playing the mysterious and perhaps mercenary, Philip Lombard. In 2002 Michael's roles at the Lyceum included Uncle Louie in Lost in Yonkers, Jud in Oklahoma, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Bill Sykes in Oliver. In 2009 he was seen in two off-Broadway shows at the same time: An Evening at the Carlyle and Sessions. Mr. McGuirk's TV credits include As The World Turns and One Life To Live. Movie credits: Greta with Ellen Burstyn

2010 marks the debut season for Michael Richardson. He follows up his roles in My Fair Lady and The Man Who Came To Dinner with the young and reckless, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None. Michael is a recent graduate of the Stephens College Theatre Program. His favorite roles include Sparky in Forever Plaid, Professor Bhaer in Little Women, Harold in Black Comedy and Cinderella's Prince in Into The Woods.

The role of Fred Narracott will be played by Larry Bernard. Earlier this season at the Lyceum Larry was seen in My Fair Lady. Mr. Bernard is a member of the Mid-American Acting Company and is from Columbia.

And Then There Were None is directed by John Rensenhouse. Mr. Rensenhouse previously appeared on the Lyceum stage as an actor in 2009's Sleuth and 2008's Proof and Arsenic and Old Lace. In New York, he directed a highly acclaimed revival of the Tony Award winning play Noises Off.

The production team is made up of Caitlin Ayer, scenic designer; Randy B. Winder, lighting designer; Evan Prizant, costume designer; Ryan Matthew Hall, sound designer.


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