Dr. Michael Hamilton
Broadway: Don’t Dress for Dinner, Boeing Boeing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mamma Mia, The Boys from Syracuse, City of Angels, and Into the Woods. Off-B’way: Distracted (Roundabout); Ghosts, Biography (Pearl Theatre); A Doll’s Life, On the 20th Century (York Theatre). Film: Julie & Julia, Watching TV with the Red Chinese and the short films Tracks and Let it Ring. TV: “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” “Smash,” “Made in Jersey,” “Royal Pains,” “Law & Order (Joe Chapelle), “L&O Criminal Intent,” “Ed,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “The Cosby Mysteries,” “One Life to Live” (Mark Casey), “All My Children,” “Another World,” and will be seen in this season of the critically acclaimed hit “House of Cards.”He’s toured nationally as Bob Wallace in White Christmas, Bobby in Company and Harker in Dracula. In addition he has appeared at many regional theatres across the country including The Denver Center, Old Globe, Michigan Opera, North Carolina Theater, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Drury Lane, and Marriott Lincolnshire among others. He is a veteran of numerous commercials and voiceovers.
Rev. David Wheeler
Mat Hostetler is delighted to be back in NYC after spending a year playing Veterinary Officer Martin in the 1st National Tour of the Tony Award-winning War Horse. NY: American Jornalero (Working Theatre), Richard II (Sonnet Rep). Regional: Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, A Christmas Carol (Denver Center); Amber Waves (Indiana Rep); The Three Musketeers, Macbeth, Hamlet (Colorado Shakes). TV/Film: “Smash,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “White Collar,” “Six Feet Under,” “Cold Case,” “JAG,” “NCIS,” The Utopian Society. MFA, National Theatre Conservatory, BA, University of Kansas. Special thanks to DGRW, Vamnation Entertainment and most especially, my wife and favorite actress, January LaVoy. Proud AEA member. www.mathostetler.com/
Dr. Alexandra Bloomfield
Dee Hotyis a three-time Tony nominee for her starring roles in The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and she starred on Broadway and in eight U.S. cities as Donna in Mamma Mia! More Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie (Roundabout), City of Angels (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Me and My Girl, Big River, The Five O’Clock Girl, and Shakespeare’s Cabaret. Other highlights: Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Off-Broadway); tours of 9 to 5: The Musical, Barnum; Eve in world premiere of Rich Girl (George Street Playhouse, Cleveland Play House); Phyllis in Follies at Paper Mill (cast recording); Kay Thompson in Stormy Weather (Barrymore Award, LA Ovation Award). TV: “Elementary,” “Smash,” “Law and Order(s),” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light.” Otterbein College graduate and honorary doctorate. Proud Equity member.
Nicholas Urda is thrilled to be working on this production. Credits include Counselor James in Billy Witch (APAC), Wheeler in Costa Rehab(MTWorks); Brutus in Julius Caesar (Curious Frog); The Real Thing, The Shrew Tamer, Betrayal, and My Fair Lady (Northern Stage); La Llorona (Amphibian Stage Productions); Private Lives (Two River Theatre); Othello starring Patrick Page and Avery Brooks, Comedy of Errors, Don Juan, The Persians, Loves Labour’s Lost(Shakespeare Theatre Co, DC); Loves Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Co.) Film Credits include White Irish Drinkers, Audition directed by Matt Herron, Tacticswith Movie Mind Productions, and many other shorts and commercials. Nicholas is also a teaching artist and acting coach. He would like to thank God and his wife, Alana, for all her love and support. Nicholas is a proud member of AEA since 2006.
Adria Vitlar’s Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include The Columnist (Manhattan Theatre Club), Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center), and Interviewing Miss Davis (Ensemble Studio Theater). Her regional credits include Class (Penguin Rep), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Flat Rock Playhouse), The Three Musketeers (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Bus Stop (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), The Flag Maker of Market Street (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Frost/ Nixon (Arkansas Repertory Theatre). Adria is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Merle Good is a writer from Lancaster, PA.
This is his first play to be produced in New York. He is the author of a number of plays which were produced regionally.
He has authored numerous articles, books, and children’s books, as well as Op-Ed essays for The New York Times and The Washington Post.
In his day job, he serves as Publisher for Good Books.
He and his wife Phyllis just celebrated their 44th anniversary. They are the parents of two adult daughters and the grandparents of one grandson.
Flamingo Court with Jamie Farr and Anita Gillette – Off Broadway. The Lincoln Continental, Midtown International Theatre Festival (Nominated “Best Production of a Play.”) Late Nights With The Boys: Confessions of a leather bar chanteuse, Outstanding Fresh Fruit Event of 2009, Producers Award Dallas Fringe. Zorba with Jeff McCarthy, Aaron Ramey, Beth Fowler & Emily Skinner – York Theatre, MUFTI Series. Director for numerous NYMF Awards Gala. Tusk “Best of NYMF 2004”. Hairspray at the Gateway Playhouse, The King & I with Lorenzo Lamas, Rachel deBenedet & Paulo Montalban – Ogunquit Playhouse. Forever Plaid – Canada & US. Lover, Liar, Lady: The Woman Of Kander & Ebb (conceived), Lady Day at the Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Streakin’!, Forever Plaid – New Provincetown Players where he served as Artistic Consultant for two seasons. Associate Director All About Us – Westport Country Playhouse with Eartha Kitt, Cady Huffman & Shuler Hensley. Cinderella – Ogunquit Playhouse and Papermill Playhouse with Leslie Uggums. Three seasons of A Christmas Carol with Jim Dale, F. Murray Abraham & Tim Curry at the Madison Square Garden Theatre assisting Susan Stroman. Producer: Off Broadway Streakin’! & Pterodactyl Island. Producer for The Actors’ Fund of America Broadway Concerts and World Aids Day Concert of Pippin. One of the Founding Producers NYMF. Steven appeared on Broadway as an actor in the revivals of Peter Pan with Sandy Duncan, George Rose and Christopher Hewitt and Zorba with Anthony Quinn and Lila Kedrova. Steven is currently the Executive Director for Shakespeare on the Sound in CT.
Off B’way credits include: The Memory Show (Transport Group), Freud’s Last Session (New World Stages), Nymph Errant and Iron Curtain (Prospect Theatre Co.), WTC View (59 E 59th), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons), Fugitive Songs (45th St. Theatre). International: Minyeo-neun Goerowo (South Korea). Regional: Resident Designer for the New Musical Theatre Lab at Barrington Stage Co., including premieres of The North Pool, The Memory Show, and Poolboy; The Alley Theatre, The Broad Stage (LA); Shakespeare on the Sound; The Mercury Theatre; Delaware Theatre Co.; The Hangar Theatre; TheatreWorks Hartford; Florida Studio Theatre; and others. Recently awarded the Jeff Equity Award in Chicago for Best Set Design for Freud’s Last Session.
Upcoming: world premiere of the full-length ballet, The Golden Brush for the Hungarian Nation Ballet. Recently: Closer Than Ever at The York Theater, New York Philharmonic’s production of Company starring Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone and later broadcast in movie theaters nationwide. San Francisco Symphony: Of Thee I Sing, Oedipus Rex, Nightingale, A Flowering Tree directed by Peter Sellars and The Thomashefsky’s with Michael Tilson Thomas and broadcast on PBS. For New York’s Irish Rep he designed the successful production of Shaw’s Man and Superman. Broadway: The Gin Game (Julie Harris and Charles During), The Sunshine Boys (Tony Randall and Jack Klugman) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. With Charles Busch: The Divine Sister and Shanghai Moon.
Carol Sherry is a freelance costume designer who splits her time between New York and Cape Cod. Some of her favorite recent productions include As You Like It (Shakespeare On The Sound), Twelfth Night and Enter Kurt Vonnegut (Payomet Performing Arts Center), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (WHAT & The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival), Blithe Spirit (Peregrine Theatre Ensemble). Carol is excited to be teaming up with this wonderful production company again and especially happy for another chance to work with one of her favorite directors.
Broadway Benefit: Nothing Like a Dame (Actors Fund); The Visit (Actors Fund); They’re Playing Our Song (Actors Fund); Disaster! The Musical (Only Make Believe); Our Town (Actors Fund); Seth’s Broadway 101 (Actors Fund). Off Broadway: Godot Has Left the Building (The Culture Project); Carnevil (NYMF). Would like to thank my amazingly wonderful wife, Gira, for her understanding and love.
CRC Productions is a Producing and General Management company. They have served as Executive Producer of How To Be A New Yorker, An Error of the Moon, Flamingo Court, and Silent Laughter. Other projects produced by the principals include Freud’s Last Session Off-Broadway, in Chicago and at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. CRC Productions is the lead producer of Amazing Grace, a new musical opening at The Bank of America Theatre in Chicago next fall. crcproductions.org
Robert E. Schneider
Robert E. Schneider for CRC Productions (all in NYC): Freud’s Last Session (also Chicago and Santa Monica); Flamingo Court, An Error of the Moon, and How 2 B A New Yorker. Some highlights with Maria Di Dia (all in NYC): Blue Man Group; The Donkey Show; Saint Lucy’s Eyes Zanna, Don’t!; Nobody Don’t Like Yogi; Here Lies Jenny; Tribeca Theater Festival: The Downtown Plays; OpSail/International Naval Review2000. GM for Anne Nelson’s Savages (Backhouse Productions). Co-Producer: All Is Love (NYMF); Stuck (Clurman Theatre). Producer/GM of Off-B’way’s Summer ‘69. Producer for Jaradoa Theater: I’ll Be Damned, Serenade, The Small of Her Back, and Shafrika, The White Girl.
Scott H. Schneider
Recently: She Loves Me (Caramoor) and The Megile of Itzik Manger (National Yiddish Theatre). Production Manager for Bronx Opera Company past seven seasons including Carmen, Magic Flute, Poisoned Kiss, and La Boheme. Other credits include An Error of the Moon (Beckett Theatre), Joy (Actors’ Playhouse), Marie Galante (Opera Francais de New York), I’ll be Damned (Vineyard Theatre), Turandot (Connecticut Grand Opera), and Darkling (E. 13th Street Theatre). Stage Manager opera and theatre Off Broadway, regional, and on tour. Lighting Designer for dell’Arte Opera Ensemble and Club Med International. Former treasurer Stage Managers’ Association; graduate Wesleyan University; Artistic Director Bad Dog Productions.
Production Stage Manager
Brendan J. O’Brien is very happy to working on The Preacher and the Shrink. Selected regional PSM credits include Les Miserables, Once on This Island, Shrek the Musical, Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, 9 to 5, Avenue Q (all at the Weathervane Theatre), Boeing Boeing (Atlantic Stage),and My Way (Harbor Lights Theatre). Tour credits include The Civil War and Click Clack Moo TheatreworksUSA). Brendan is a Wagner College graduate and a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
Assistant Stage Manager
Fran Rubenstein spent her summer at Shakespeare & Company working on Heroes. Recent NY credits include Scrambled Eggs, Lawnpeople, 7th Monarch, The Fartiste, Reading Under the Influence, and Made in Heaven. Also, four seasons at The New Group – shows include Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, Things We Want, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party, and Hurlyburly. Regional:Dorset Theatre Festival 2011 – Dial M for Murder, Mauritius and 2010 – Fallen Angels, The Novelist, When Something Wonderful Ends. Member AEA.
Stephanie Klapper, CSA
Stephanie Klapper Casting’s work has been seen on B’way, Off-B’way, regionally, internationally, on TV, internet and film. Selected recent B’way and Off-B’way: The Model Apartment (Primary Stages), Bronx Bombers (Primary Stages at the Duke Theatre and soon to be seen at Circle in the Square), Fuerza Bruta (Daryl Roth Theatre), A Christmas Story The Musical (2012 nomination), Dividing the Estate (2009 Tony nomination), Harbor (Primary Stages), The Seagull, The Tempest (NY Classical Theatre), Emotional Creature, An Oak Tree NY/LA (Artios Award winner). Resident casting director for Primary Stages, The Pearl Theatre Company, New York Classical Theatre, Fuerza Bruta. NY Casting for many regional theatres including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Rep, Bristol Riverside, Capital Rep, Chicago Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The New Theatre. Independent films include Alice Jacobs is Dead, Roberta, Feast of the Goat, Sidewalk Stories, One Billion Rising.TV: “LazyTown.” Member of the Casting Society of America and League of Professional Theatre Women.