Cast and Creatives
Some of William’s NYC/Regional credits include: A View From the Bridge (2010 Broadway revival); The Coast of Utopia (Lincoln Center); Nureyev’s Eyes (George Street); Alphabetical Order (Keen Co.); Hamlet (Aspen Music Festival); One Man, Two Guvnors (Pioneer Theatre, Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep); The Hour of Feeling (Humana); The Winslow Boy (Rep Theatre of St. Louis); The 39 Steps (PA Shakes. Fest.); Bell, Book and Candle (S.F. Playhouse); The Importance of Being Earnest (Gulfshore Playhouse); The Voice of the Turtle (Merrimack Rep.); Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre Center); The Glass Menagerie (Two River Theatre); Murder On The Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival); The Maddening Truth (Keen Co.); As You Like It (Weston Playhouse); All’s Well That End’s Well (Theatre For A New Audience); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sonnet Rep). TV and Film: “Manhattan Love Story”, “Blindspot”, “Blacklist”, “Madam Secretary”, “Bull”, “MA”, “Smash”, Not Fade Away, “Gossip Girl”, “Law & Order”, “Guiding Light”. B.F.A. UNCSA.
Off-Broadway: The Fall (Soho Playhouse: Fringe Encore). Regional: Miss Bennet (Round House Theatre), Juno and the Paycock (Guthrie Theater), A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater), Blue Stockings (Guthrie Theater), Home Again (The Kennedy Center), The Merchant of Venice (Interlochen Shakespeare Festival). Training: University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Program.
Broadway: The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout), War Horse (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: Pericles (TFANA); An Octoroon (TFANA); Antony & Cleopatra (Public Theater, RSC); Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino); Mission Drift (co-writer/performer; Connelly Theater, US; National Theatre, London). Regional: Oliver! (Arena Stage), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare & Co.), An Iliad: Guerrillas at Troy (Continuum Company, Florence, Italy), Henry V (Two River Theater). Fordham BA and NYU Grad MFA. ianlassiter.com
Broadway: Equus, Translations, Aida, The King and I, M. Butterfly (1st National). Off-Broadway: A Dangerous Personality (NYTW), Oroonoko (TFNA), Macbeth (NYSF), The Learning Curve (Beckett), Hapgood (LCT), Aristocrats & Prin (MTC). Regional: The Mousetrap (McCarter), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Shadowlands (Denver Theatre Centre), Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage), Moises Kaufman’s 33 Variations (Arena), Safe in Hell and Pentecost (Yale Rep), Translations and Betrayal (McCarter), Under Milk Wood (Hartford), Travesties (Long Wharf ), Y2K (ATL). TV/Film: “The Good Wife”, “Girl Most Likely”, “The Blacklist”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Law & Order: CI”, “Law & Order”, “Whoopi”, “Mr. Halpern & Mr. Johnson”, The Extra Man, National Treasure, Everything’s Jake, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead, The Eden Myth. Narrator of over 400 Audio Books.
George Merrick has appeared on Broadway in Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific, and High Fidelity. Last season, he starred Off-Broadway with Marlo Thomas in Clever Little Lies. Most recently, he played Albert Peterson in Goodspeed Musicals’ acclaimed new production of Bye Bye, Birdie. He has guest starred on “Blue Bloods” and appeared in films The Intern with Robert DeNiro and So Good to See You with Sienna Miller.
Broadway: Machinal, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Ping Pong, Henry V (twice), Henry VI, Measure for Measure, Loves’ Fire (Public), The Most Deserving (Women’s Project), Falling (Minetta Lane), Passion Play (Epic), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Irish Rep), among others. Regional: Blood and Gifts (La Jolla Playhouse), Ctrl+Alt+Delete (George St), Underneath the Lintel (Geva), among others. International: Loves’ Fire (Barbican Centre, London). Film/TV: Murder of a President, Salt, Clowns, Godzilla, “Law & Order” (all varieties), “Chapelle’s Show”, “Damages”, “Queens Supreme”. MFA from NYU.
Talia Thiesfield couldn’t be more honored to be here at City Center and thanks the team for this incredible opportunity! NYC: Marie Christine (Prisoner 1). Regional: Man of La Mancha ((Ivoryton Playhouse), LMNOP (Goodspeed Musicals),Venice (Center Theatre Group), Smokey Joe’s Café, Violet, & Measure For Measure (CT Rep), Romeo & Juliet, Nine, Seven Gui- tars. Los Angeles: For The Record: Baz Luhrmann, Denis Leary’s Rescue Me Comedy Tour, Coachella Music Festival (w/ The Kills), Stephen Schwartz – Making Good (Ford Amphitheatre, dir. Billy Porter). TV/Film: Limitless, Veep, Manhattan Love Story, The Following. Participant in the 2016 NBC Universal Scene Showcase. University of Connecticut BFA, UC Irvine MFA. Love & gratitude to Mom, Dad, Chad-dad, Julien. Cyd & Harold (CLA) and Saraphina & Co. (DBA) – I love my team of gladiators! Fired up, ready to go! www.taliathiesfield.com
Alan Hruska is the author of several plays, including Laugh It Up, Stare It Down (Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 2015); The Man on Her Mind (Charing Cross Theatre, London, 2013) and New House under Construction (59E59, New York, 2008-09, which he also directed). He is a filmmaker who has written and directed or co-directed four films: Nola (2003), The Warrior Class (2006), Reunion (2009), and The Man on Her Mind (2014). His play Laugh It Up, Stare It Down is published and licensed by Broadway Play Publishing. As a novelist, his books include Borrowed Time (Doubleday 1985), Wrong Man Running (Severn House and Thomas & Mercer 2011), and Pardon the Ravens (Prospect Park Books 2015). In 2005 he made his New York debut as a stage director with an acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot at Theatre at St. Clements. Among his other professional accomplishments, Hruska was for many years a successful trial lawyer and partner at a distinguished New York-based international law firm, where he is still senior counsel, and was a co-founder of the New York book publishing company Soho Press, of which he is still Chairman. Hruska is a member of the Actors Studio, Playwrights and Directors Unit.
Rick Lombardo is a stage director, artistic director, adapter and educator. During the 2016-17 season he will be directing two New York premieres, Ring Twice for Miranda and Albatross at 59E59, which he has previously directed in Boston (2015 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production), at Gloucester Stage Company and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lombardo was the Artistic Director at San Jose Repertory Theatre for six seasons, where he directed the world premieres of The Snow Queen (New York Musical Theatre Festival Outstanding Production and Publishing Awards), which he also co-wrote with composer Haddon Kime, Game On (Theatre Bay Area Award Best New Play 2014), and Love in American Times. For 13 years he was the Producing Artistic Director of Greater Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, where his productions were regularly recognized with awards and for which he received the 2008 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. His New Rep production of Bill W. and Dr. Bob played an engagement Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Lombardo is currently the Chair and Artistic Director of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University. He has served on the boards of the Society of Directors and Choreographers and the National New Play Network. www.ricklombardo.net
JASON SHERWOOD (Scenic Design). Recent: Frozen for Disney, New York Theatre Workshop, City Center, Playwrights Realm, Old Globe, Signature Theatre, Denver Center, 5th Avenue, Shakespeare Theatre, Goodspeed, Alliance, Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, KC Rep, Portland Center Stage, Bucks County, the Flea. Henry Hewes Design Award nominee. Sherwood is the 2013 LiveDesign Magazine “Designer to Watch.” Instagram: @JasonSherwoodDesign
ANN HOULD-WARD (Costume Design). Select Broadway: The Color Purple, The Visit, The People in the Picture; A Free Man of Color (Drama Desk Nomination), A Catered Affair (Drama Desk Nomination), Beauty and the Beast (Tony Award), Into the Woods (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Falsettos, Sunday in the Park With George (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations); Saint Joan; Little Me.
MATTHEW RICHARDS (Lighting Design). Broadway: Ann. Opera: Macbeth at L.A. Opera. Off-Broadway: BAM, Lincoln Center, MCC, Theatre For A New Audience. Regional: Arena Stage, Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Ford’s Theatre, The Goodman, The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, The Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre, Westport Playhouse, Williamstown.
HADDON KIME (Original Music). The Snow Queen: A New Musical (NYMF), The Athiest (Center Stage), Haymarket (Theatre Row), The Blowin’ of Baile Gall (Irish Arts Center), RidingTheWave.com (NYC Fringe). Regional: The Alliance Theatre, San Jose Rep, George St. Playhouse, New Rep, Gloucester Stage, Actor’s Express, Georgia Shakespeare, and many others. www.haddonkime.com
CJ LaROCHE (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Side Show, On The 20th Century, The Addams Family. Selected Off-Broadway: Himself And Nora, The Woodsman, Little Shop of Horrors, Nevermore, Stalking The Bogeyman, Laugh It Up…, Old Jews Telling Jokes, The Fantasticks, Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek. National Tour: Flashdance. All my love to Lena D, who only has to ring once for me.
HALEY WILSON (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening. Tours: King & I (1st National, NETworks/Lincoln Center Theater), Dirty Dancing (NETworks). Regional: Kinship, The Old Man & The Old Moon, June Moon (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Call (TheaterWorks Hartford), Goodspeed Musicals. North Carolina School of the Arts.
PRODUCTION CORE (Production Supervisor) works with high-quality theatrical companies needing direction/support on the collaboration, planning & execution of the production process.The Production Core team is James E. Cleveland, Jared Goldstein, David Upton, Chasmin Hallyburton, Julie Shelton, Amber, Mathis, S.M. Payson, Leah Vogel, Felicia Hall, Grace Richardson, Emma Ramsay-Saxon, Jeremy Traber Owens, and Sara Stevens.
JON HAMEL (Company Manager) is thrilled to be working on Ring Twice For Miranda. His previous management credits at DRTM include: The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, American Dance Machine, Clever Little Lies, The Woodsman, and Alan Hruska’s previous play, Laugh It Up, Stare It Down.
MICHAEL CASSARA, CSA (Casting). Recent credits include SPAMILTON (dir. Gerard Alessandrini), Gigantic (dir. Scott Schwartz/Vineyard Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last two editions/cast albums), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere) and many more. Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara.
KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES (Press Representative) is the communications firm for a diverse range of entertainment, arts, lifestyles and international brands. It has represented hundreds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, films, television broadcasts, music projects and major events globally. The firm represented The New York Times for a decade, and the Tony Awards for 18 years. ksa-pr.com
AMANDA BOHAN MARKETING (Advertising/Marketing/Social Media). Led by Amanda Bohan, ABM is a full-service advertising & marketing firm specializing in theatre, arts & culture, with expertise in marketing & promotions, traditional & online advertising, social media, and creative services. ABMAgency.com
DR THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT (General Management). Current/upcoming productions include Broadway: Indecent. Off-Broadway: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me and the Vineyard Theatre’s 2016-17 Season. National Tours: Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and Wiesenthal. Las Vegas: Tenors of Rock and Shotspeare. Past productions: Vineyard Theatre’s Dot, Gloria, and Too Much Sun. The New Group’s The Spoils, Rasheeda Speaking, and Sticks and Bones, Buyer & Cellar, The Woodsman, Clever Little Lies; Nevermore…, My Name is Asher Lev, Tail! Spin!, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Traces, and the 67th Annual New Dramatists Luncheon, among others. DRTMNYC.com
RED HORSE PRODUCTIONS (Producer) founded by Petina Cole, produces theatre and film. Theatrical productions include Laugh It Up, Stare It Down (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Man on Her Mind (Charing Cross Theatre, London), New House Under Construction (59E59), and Waiting for Godot (Theatre at St. Clements). Film productions include the feature narratives Tiger Lily Road, The Man on Her Mind, Reunion, The Warrior Class, Nola, the music documentary “Nowhere Now: The Ballad of Joshua Tree”, and award-winning shorts A Rabbit’s Life: In Three Parts, Origins: Before There Was A Before and Underground.
RME THEATRICAL GROUP (Executive Producer) is the executive-producing division of Radio Mouse Entertainment, an award-winning New York based theater and media production company founded by M. Kilburg Reedy and Jason E. Grossman. RME Theatrical Group previously served as Executive Producer of Laugh It Up, Stare It Down at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Radio Mouse Entertainment’s Broadway producing credits include the upcoming Come From Away, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Peter and the Starcatcher. Off-Broadway producing credits include Shear Madness and Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (nominated for 3 Lucille Lortel Awards including Outstanding Musical).
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