Note: In alphabetical order.

King George / Churchill

J.B. is a veteran character actor with credits in film, television and, most notably, musical theatre. Originally from Oklahoma City, he immediately moved to NYC many years ago upon graduation from OCU, where he studied voice, piano, opera, and musical theatre. Much has been written about his uncanny ability to bring truth and honesty to otherwise outlandish characters. Donald Lyons, writing in The New York Post, once characterized his work as having a “sweaty authenticity”. Other interests include directing, teaching, and writing. J.B. is delighted to be a part of this compelling new project!

Broadway: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (Grandpa), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Maurice), PARADE (Luther Rosser), ME AND MY GIRL (Sir Jasper), ANNIE (Rooster/FDR/Drake/Bert Healy). Off-Broadway: BALANCING ACT, ANNIE WARBUCKS. Regional: SHLEMIEL THE FIRST (A.R.T.), THE FIREBUGS (Guthrie Theater), SHE LOVES ME (Riverside Theater, FL), MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, A WONDERFUL LIFE (Paper Mill Playhouse), PAPER MOON (Goodspeed Opera House), THE MIKADO (Huntington /North Shore Theatres), TWO CITIES (Rich Forum, CT), SUMMER STOCK (Skyline Theatre, NJ). Film: Far From Heaven (Morris Farnsworth), I Married A Strange Person (Father), The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle (Chetwind). Original Cast Recordings: “Parade”, “Balancing Act”, “Annie Warbucks”, “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall”.


Aunt Bessie / Others

Becky happily returns to the York after just appearing in I REMEMBER MAMA in the Mufti series. Broadway/National Tour: LES MISÉRABLES (Mme Thenardier and others). Off-Broadway: FRANKENSTEIN (original cast recording), SESSIONS, Katie in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Irish Rep). Becky has been seen and won awards for her performances in both FORBIDDEN BROADWAY and the title role in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE Off-Broadway and across the country. Other favorite NYC credits include three years as Mrs. Claus in the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Radio City Music Hall and many projects at the York Theatre and NYMF.

Regional credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Goodspeed, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Jupiter Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Kansas City Starlight, Cincinnati Playhouse. Some favorite roles include Trina in FALSETTOLAND, Charlotte Hay in MOON OVER BUFFALO, Mme Arcati in BLITHE SPIRIT, Miss Flannery, the tap-dancing secretary in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and most recently, Miss Shields in the premiere production of the musical version of A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Kansas City Rep. Becky recently released her country/swing CD, "Crazy.....And Then Some".



Bertie / Others

Broadway: Stephen had the honor of being the final Rum Tum Tugger in the closing company of CATS. National Tour: THE WHO'S TOMMY, where he played the role of Pinball Lad #2, then opened the first European company of the show where he continued in the ensemble and was stand-by for Michael Cerveris in the title role. Off-Broadway: ZOMBIE PROM (Jake), THE LAST SESSION (Buddy), JUST SO (the Leopard), TOM JONES (Mr. Fitzpatrick), and SILENCE! THE MUSICAL (Buffalo Bill). Regional: Winner of the Helen Hayes Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for Cal in THE FIX (The Signature), Michael in TICK,TICK...BOOM! (George Street Playhouse), Harrison Floy in HIGH BUTTON SHOES (Goodspeed Opera House), Stan Weasel in the world premiere of Jim Hensen and Paul William's EMMET OTTER'S JUG BAND CHRISTMAS (Goodspeed Opera House), and Franny in BALM IN GILEAD. Stephen has guest starred on such TV shows as The Sopranos, Law and Order and Law and Order SVU. He is featured in the independent film We Pedal Uphill. Stephen is thrilled to be working with Mr. Armstrong and the York Theatre again. Past collaborations have included THE BODY BEAUTIFUL and THE LADY IN PENTHOUSE B.

Elsa Maxwell

Broadway: BILLY ELLIOT, SWEENEY TODD, BY JEEVES, JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD and HOLLYWOOD ARMS (directed by Harold Prince and written by Carol Burnett) where critics called her portrayal of Carol Burnett “genius”, “show-stopping” and a “tour de force”. Off Broadway: DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (OBIE award), MASTER CLASS at the MET, SEE ROCK CITY, BURY THE DEAD, FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN (NYMF “Outstanding Performance”), LOVE JERRY (NYMF “Outstanding Performance”), FIRST LADY SUITE, MY LIFE WITH ALBERTINE, City Center Encores! BLOOMER GIRL and Carnegie Hall's VERY WARM FOR MAY. Most recently: Carrie Nation in the workshop of the new Michael John LaChiusa musical QUEEN OF THE MIST.

Film/TV: Law and Order, My Father’s Will, The Audition, The View. DL’s critically acclaimed debut CD Old Friends was voted "One of the Ten Best Vocal Albums of 2009" and her one-woman show FINISHING THE HAT has played in NYC at the legendary Birdland, Ars Nova and The Laurie Beechman as well as across the country. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a Princess Grace Grant winner, DL is married to actor Andrew Arrow.




Elizabeth / Others

Kerry is so grateful to be here at the York! She recently appeared Off-Broadway in THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY at the Irish Rep, as well as the Broadway concert of BRIGADOON (Jane). Off-Broadway credits include: ERNEST IN LOVE, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (Irish Rep), and A TALE OF CINDERELLA (Kaye Playhouse). Regional: SISTERS OF SWING (Maxene: Surflight Theatre), CAMELOT (White Plains Performing Arts), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Dora Bailey: MUNY/KC Starlight), OLIVER (Charlotte: MUNY), A WONDERFUL LIFE (NYS Theatre Institute), and FORUM (Philia: Theater Barn). Kerry can be heard singing high notes on the York's original cast recording of "The Body Beautiful". Graduate of CCM and six-year member of Equity! Extreme thanks to Ma, Dad, Joe, and David for letting her play with these fine folks.








Edward, Prince of Wales

Max was most recently seen roller skating across the country as Sonny Malone in the national tour of XANADU and in the 2010 NYMF production of THE HISTORY OF THE WAR as Alexander the Great. On Broadway, Max played Enjolras in the recent revival of LES MISÉRABLES, Alfred in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES starring alongside Michael Crawford, Jean Prouvaire in the closing company of the original LES MISÉRABLES, and made his debut in the 2000 revival of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In that production, Max understudied the role of Jesus and performed it many times. Other New York credits include Tremont in JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at Carnegie Hall, Woody in FINIAN'S RAINBOW at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Matt in THE FANTASTICKS at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and many concert appearances at Town Hall. Regionally, Max starred opposite Alice Ripley in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of THE BAKER'S WIFE and alongside Christine Baranski in the Kennedy Center's staging of MAME. Other favorite regional appearances include Danny Churchill in GIRL CRAZY, Anthony in SWEENEY TODD, Dorian Gray in DORIAN, Fredric in PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Freddy in MY FAIR LADY, Claude in HAIR, and Joseph in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

Max's first professional job after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was touring as a back up singer for the legendary Liza Minnelli. He has also toured Europe as Tony in WEST SIDE STORY and the USA as Mary Sunshine in CHICAGO. Television and film credits include Sex and the City 2, The Beautiful Life, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Today Show and the Tony Awards.

Archbishop / Others

Credits include Paul Simon's THE CAPEMAN on Broadway and Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' KRISTINA at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall and also the cast recording on the Decca label. Regional: Sydney Carton in Milton Granger's adaptation of A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Ahab in MOBY DICK; THE MUSICAL, Jud Fry in OKLAHOMA!, Nathaniel in Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordan's STATES OF INDEPENDENCE, SWEENEY TODD, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Jigger in CAROUSEL, Tartuffe in TARTUFFE, and Don in ROUNDING THIRD. Five seasons with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Five years as the bass of The MervTones with Merv Griffin and his Orchestra directed by Mort Lindsey.

Osborn will be seen as Smirnov in the new film Boor of No Importance. Thanks to coach and wife Mikaela Kafka.






Lord Bellimore (Georgie)

Stephen Mo Hanan has performed at the York frequently, including DARLING OF THE DAY, I AND ALBERT, THE GIRL WHO CAME TO SUPPER, PACIFIC 1860, GOOD TIME CHARLEY and most notably as both star and co-author of JOLSON & COMPANY, which transferred to off-Broadway’s Century Center and has since been seen around the country and on tour in the UK. He made his Broadway debut as Samuel in the 1980 revival of PIRATES OF PENZANCE starring Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline. Mo starred on Broadway as Captain Hook opposite Cathy Rigby, after playing Thenardier in the London production of LES MISÉRABLES. He received a Tony Nomination for creating Gus/Growltiger in CATS, and his journal of that production's road to Broadway has been published by Smith & Kraus as A CAT'S DIARY (rated 5 stars by Florida's drama critics voted him a Carbonell Award for playing Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. He has twice played both the Major-General in DI YAM GAZLONIM, a Yiddish adaptation of PIRATES OF PENZANCE (New York and Montreal), and Voltaire in CANDIDE (Boston and Honolulu), in the original English. Or was it French? His street-performing career spanned the Western hemisphere from San Francisco Bay to the roof of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral.



Stanley Baldwin

James is happy to be returning to the York where he was last seen in the THE GIG (recording available in the lobby). Broadway: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, INTO THE WOODS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden. Off-Broadway: TIN PAN ALLEY RAG - Roundabout, FIORELLO! - City Center Encores! Series, LA BOHEME – New York Shakespeare Festival, 1,2,3,4,5 – Manhattan Theatre Club, SHLOMO - Safra Hall, CATCH ME IF I FALL - Promenade Theatre. National Tours: DEAF WEST'S BIG RIVER and SOUTH PACIFIC. James has extensive regional credits, including the Olney’s recent acclaimed production of BUS STOP directed by Austin Pendleton, and work at the Goodspeed Opera, Wilma Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf, Kansas City Rep, St. Louis Rep, Huntington Theatre, A.R.T., Ford’s Theatre, and the Sacramento Music Circus.

Television credits include Trinity, Cosby, All My Children, and One Life To Live. Endless gratitude and love to Kathy and the Pea.






Simon / Others

Broadway & Broadway National Tours: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (The Dentist, dir. Jerry Zaks), The ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Circle In The Square - Broadway, dir. Christopher Ashley), MAMMA MIA!, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Tony Nom. For Best Revival), CHICAGO (Mary Sunshine, originated role of 1st National), LES MISÉRABLES (Marius), TOMMY (Cousin Kevin, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical –League of American Theaters and Producers). Other NYC Credits: BABES IN ARMS (Encores, City Center), THE DAY BEFORE SPRING (York Theater, dir. David Glenn Armstrong), THE GOREY DETAILS (Century Center), LA GRAN SCENA (Town Hall), NAKED BOYS SINGING (original company in 1999- Actors Playhouse). NYC Workshops: ADDAMS FAMILY (pre- Broadway), SIDESHOW (Roundabout Theater), and ALLEGIANCE. Regional Credits: COMPANY (Paul, 5th Avenue -Seattle), MAN OF LA MANCHA (Housekeeper,Cleveland Playhouse), SWEET CHARITY (Oscar, West Virginia Public), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Paul, North Carolina Theater and Kansas City Starlight), CHICAGO (Mary Sunshine, North Shore Music Theater), JOSEPH &……DREAMCOAT (Those Canaan Days, 5th Avenue - Seattle and North Shore Music Theater).

TV/Film: Beverly Hills 90210, General Hospital, No Such Thing (dir. Hal Hartley), P.S. (dir. Dylan Kid), Calling It Quits (dir. Anthony Tarsitano). Education: Brandeis University, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Owner of NY educational company Big Apple Tutoring and Exclusive Education.


Miner's Wife / Others

Nadine is so excited to be a part of this project, and have the chance to work with such a wonderful and creative group of people. New York: THE HIDDEN SKY (Prospect Theatre). Regional: Alexi Darling in RENT (Weston Playhouse, dir. Bill Castellino), Robin in GODSPELL (Syracuse Stage, dir. Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj), Tzeitel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Syracuse Stage, dir. Tony Salentino), SUNSET BOULEVARD (Ogunquit Playhouse, dir. Shaun Kerrison). At Syracuse University, Nadine appeared in SWEENEY TODD (Mrs. Lovett), STEEL PIER (Rita Racine), LUCKY STIFF (Rita LaPorta), WEST SIDE STORY (Anita), and GREASE (Rizzo). Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Nadine would like to thank her entire family back home, David and Tara Rubin Casting for this wonderful opportunity, Matt, Friends, Dale, and of course Mama - for untiring love and support. Ti Amo.

Wallis Simpson

Broadway: THE 39 STEPS (Annabella, Margaret, Pamela), CURTAINS (Niki Harris), THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Laura Fairlie). West End: GONE WITH THE WIND (Scarlett O’Hara), THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Laura Fairlie), NIGHT OF A 1000 VOICES (Royal Albert Hall). Other credits: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Betty, Detroit Company), CURTAINS (Niki Harris, Ahmanson Theater), MAMMA MIA in Las Vegas (Sophie), CHESS (Florence, Signature Theatre), ACE (Elizabeth, Signature Theatre), national tour of LES MISÉRABLES, THE GIG (Lucy, York Theater), WEIRD ROMANCE (Delphi/Susan, York Theater).

Original Cast Recordings: "Curtains", "The Woman in White", "The Gig", "Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway". Television: The Beautiful Life and The Wonderful Maladys. Education: Baldwin-Wallace College.







Thelma / Others

Broadway: THE LITTLE MERMAID (Ariel u/s, Swing). Other NYC credits: THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU EVER HOID (Miss Dimple, NYMF 2010), EROTIC BROADWAY (The Triad), MISS PELL IS MISSING (Louise Pell, Midtown International Theatre Festival), PAINT YOUR WAGON (Musicals Tonight!), THE ROCKAE (Prospect Theatre). Tours: SWEET CHARITY (Broadway First National), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, MY FAIR LADY, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

Regional: BEEHIVE (Wanda), A WONDERFUL LIFE (Violet), CATS (Rumpleteazer), WEST SIDE STORY (Velma), BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Shy) and many others. Michelle is so excited to be a part of this new work! Love and hugs to her always supportive husband, Kevin!







Nigel / Others

Joined Actors’ Equity in 1981 as the Baby Pirate in the National Tour of Joseph Papp’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Off Broadway: THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (Goat) Equity Library Theater, DOWN SOUTH (Stephen Stevens) The Rattlestick, WHAT’S A NICE COUNTRY LIKE YOU DOING IN A STATE LIKE THIS? (Patrick) American Place Theatre, THE BODY BEAUTIFUL (Albert) here at the York Theater (Original Cast Recording) and IT MUST BE HIM (Stand-by) at Playwrights Horizons. Other theatre roles include: Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Treplev in THE SEAGULL, Renfield in DRACULA, Mr. Smee in the National Tour of PETER PAN (with Cathy Rigby and Howard McGillin), Clarence in A WONDERFUL LIFE, Harlequin in THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE and Ellard Simms in THE FOREIGNER (Helen Hayes Award).

Television: Three series regulars, including Myron Nipper on NBC’s Nothing In Common, starring Bill Macy; a bunch of guest-starring and recurring roles and countless wacky commercials. His work on film includes: The Princess Diaries, Dear God, Beaches, The Race to Space, Runaway Bride, Streets, Armageddon, The Other Sister and the recently wrapped Soul Surfer with Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt (in theaters this December). Patrick is most often recognized as Dennis, the Elevator Operator in the film Pretty Woman and least often recognized as the White Rabbit – a 65 year-old British bunny (underneath 3 hours of prosthetic makeup), on Disney's acclaimed television series, Adventures in Wonderland.




Ernest Simpson

Broadway: GUYS AND DOLLS (2009), LOVEMUSIK, (director Harold Prince), DRACULA (director Des McAnuff), DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (also Toronto). Off Broadway: Hank in Mart Crowley's THE BOYS IN THE BAND. Regional: Bob Wallace in IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (San Francisco, Detroit, Toronto), Miles Gloriousus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and OUR TOWN (Williamstown Theatre Festival), IS HE DEAD? (Pioneer Theatre), Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN (Stages St. Louis), ZHIVAGO (La Jolla Playhouse), 1776 (Ford’s Theatre). Most recent: Pastor Mike in SAVED (Kansas City Rep). Recordings: "Lovemusik", "Life Begins at 8:40".

Graham has toured throughout North America with LES MISÉRABLES, and traveled with the company to Shanghai when it became the first Broadway musical to play China. He has been a soloist with the National and Portland Symphony Orchestras and appeared on TV in Law & Order, Six Degrees, and As the World Turns.



Queen Mary / Mimi St. Clair

Lynne just performed Muriel in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at the North Shore Music Theatre and Dorothy Brock in 42ND STREET at Sacramento Music Circus. Lynne starred on Broadway in the Tony-nominated A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING and garnered a Drama Desk nomination for Maltby/Shire’s CLOSER THAN EVER. Her successful association as Grace in ANNIE, includes Broadway, First, Fourth & Martha Raye National Tours. Off-Broadway: RICHARD CORY (NYMF Best Actress Award), THE MISTRESS CYCLE, I SENT A LETTER TO MY LOVE, NUNSENSE, GIFTS OF THE MAGI, LEVINSKY, THE GRASS HARP, MUSIC IN THE AIR and THE TIMES. Regional: Margaret Johnson in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Mrs. Muir in THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR, Kate in KISS ME KATE, Lizzie in 110 IN THE SHADE, Karen in DINNER WITH FRIENDS, Diana in LEND ME A TENOR, Pam in BABY, Claire Ganz in RUMORS and Marion Crane in Ed Dixon’s SCENERY. Television: Total Security (ABC); Big Brother Jake (Family Channel); Chappelle’s Show (Comedy Central); Saved By The Bell (NBC); California Dreams (NBC); One Life To Live (ABC); All My Children (ABC). Recordings: "Broadway Sings Christmas", "Lost in Boston II", "Unsung Musicals II", and original cast recordings of "Closer Than Ever" and "A Grand Night for Singing". Academy Award winner David Shire and Lynne continue their Symphony Pops concert work featuring an evening of David’s film & Broadway scores. Lynne and maestro Carl Topilow will be performing holiday concerts with The Cleveland Pops on Nov. 28th and The Firelands Symphony on Dec. 12th. Author Joan Ross Sorkin and director David Glenn Armstrong continue work on DIRTY LITTLE SECRET starring Lynne as legendary actress Loretta Young.

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