Reed Birney was seen last fall in Dennis Kelly’s Taking Care of Baby at Manhattan Theatre Club and as Hubert Humphrey in the A.R.T. production of All the Way. Last winter, he returned to Broadway in the Roundabout revival of Picnic; his Broadway debut was in 1977 in Albert Innaurato’s Gemini. In 2011, he received a special Drama Desk Award honoring his career as an actor. Recent productions: Core Values at Ars Nova, Hapgood at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Annie Baker’s translation of Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep; Drama Desk nomination), Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still and David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy (Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nominations), both at the Roundabout Underground, and Adam Bock’s A Small Fire at Playwrights Horizons. He was Ian in the New York premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted in 2008 at Soho Rep (Drama Desk nomination.) He received an Obie and Drama Desk Award for his performance in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation also at Playwrights Horizons. He was Tony Blair in the acclaimed Public Theater production of Stuff Happens. Other notable performances include the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s revised Homebody/Kabul at Steppenwolf, the Mark Taper Forum, and BAM; Tracy Letts’ Bug (Obie Award) at the Barrow Street Theater; The Common Pursuit at the Promenade Theater; Gaev in The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown Theater Festival. He made his film debut in Arthur Penn and Steve Tesich’s Four Friends, and has appeared in Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, Morning Glory, and Jeff Lipsky’s Twelve Thirty and Molly’s Theory of Relativity, and with Kristen Wiig in The Girl Most Likely. He is Rep. Donald Blythe on the Netflix series, “House of Cards” and can be seen as Patti LuPone’s husband in HBO’s “Girls.” Other recent television appearances include “Blue Bloods” and “The Blacklist.” He won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance and in 2011 Actors’ Equity awarded him the Richard Seff Award.
A member of the Theater Hall of Fame, Cullum first appeared on Broadway in Camelot. He starred in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. He won Tony Awards for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century and appeared on Broadway in the musicals 1776, Man of La Mancha, Aspects of Love, Show Boat, Urinetown and 110 in the Shade. Equally successful as a dramatic actor, Cullum played Laertes opposite Richard Burton’s Hamlet, appeared in Deathtrap, Doubles, You Never Can Tell, Private Lives, Cymbeline, August: Osage County, and recently in Central Park in All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure. His many Off‑Broadway credits include: Whistler, All My Sons, Old Money, Conscientious Objector, and Sin (A Cardinal Deposed). Cullum’s film credits include Kill Your Darlings, The Night Listener, The Notorious Bettie Page, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, All the Way Home, The Secret Life of Algernon, Hawaii, 1776, and Burton’s Hamlet. Among his extensive television work: a starring role in “Northern Exposure,” recurring roles on “ER,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Mad Men,” and “The Middle;” recent guest appearances: “30 Rock,” “Royal Pains,” “Nurse Jackie;” television movies: Inherit the Wind and The Day After.
Proud recipient of the 2013 Tony Award for best featured actor in a musical for his performance as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical. Other Broadway: Roundabout’s Brief Encounter dir. Emma Rice, Red by John Logan dir. Michael Grandage. Off-Broadway/Regional: The Public’s The Sacrifices dir. Sam Gold, Suicide Incorporated dir. John Berry, ART’s Prometheus Bound dir. Diane Paulus and most recently won an Obie for his performance in Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles dir. Daniel Aukin. TV: CBS’ “Made In Jersey.” He’s starring alongside Eliza Dushku and Louisa Krasue in the upcoming independent film Jane Wants a Boyfriend, being released later this year. A particular highlight of his life was playing Konstantin in a site-specific Seagull on a lake in upstate New York, directed by the incomparable Brian Mertes, scheduled to be immortalized on film later this summer. Training: Juilliard (Group 38).
Broadway: Relatively Speaking, The Smell Of The Kill, The Women, Present Laughter, Jackie, Rumors, Burn This. Off-Broadway: Distracted (Lortel nomination), The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin at Roundabout; A Kind Of Alaska (Drama Desk nomination) and Gabriel at ATC; Lonely I’m Not (Second Stage); Mouth To Mouth, What The Butler Saw, Abigail’s Party (Lortel and Drama Desk nominations) at The New Group; Curtains (Obie Award for ensemble acting); Iron (Obie Award) at MTC; Dinner With Friends (Variety Arts); Marvin’s Room (Drama Desk nomination at Playwrights Horizons); and Far East at LCT. Other: Hamlet, The Unmentionables (Yale Rep), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Film and Television: Admission, The Night Listener, Roger Dodger, Unfaithful, A Map Of The World, “Law & Order,” “Louie,” “Fringe” and “Damages.”
Broadway: Wicked, Chicago, Ivanov, La Bête (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: The Food Chain (Obie Award), The Winter’s Tale, Coriolanus. Television: “Frasier,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Modern Family,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “CSI,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “ER,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Film: The Birdcage, Heavyweights, Ghost World, Bad Santa, As Good As It Gets, Bean, The Family Man, Twelve and Holding, and Sleepless in Seattle. Regional: Williamstown, Old Globe, La Jolla, Geffen, Yale Rep. MFA, Yale; BFA, Hofstra.
Broadway: Rufus Buckley in A Time to Kill, De Guiche in Cyrano De Bergerac, Osborn/Green Goblin in Spider-Man—Turn Off the Dark; King Henry in A Man for All Seasons, Scar in The Lion King, Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar, The Grinch in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Marley in A Christmas Carol, The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway: Rex, Richard II, The Duchess of Malfi, The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall). Regional: 25 years including Coriolanus, Macbeth, Iago, Claudius (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Associate Artist), Malvolio, Cyrano, etc. (Old Globe, Associate Artist). TV/Film: The Substance of Fire, “The Good Wife,”“All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” “Law & Order: SVU,” Affluenza, Sing Along, The Mystery of Matter. Awards: Drama Desk & Outer Critics noms, Princess Grace, Helen Hayes, Richard Seff, Emery Battis, Craig Noel, Joseph Jefferson, Princess Grace Statue Award, Utah Governor’s Medal for the Arts.
MTC: The Royal Family. Broadway credits include: The Seagull, End of the World, Roy Cohn in Angels in America, Bus Stop. Off-Broadway credits include: The Designated Mourner (The Public Theater/TFANA),… Walt Disney (Soho Rep), Beast, Secret Order, The Shanghai Gesture, Stuff Happens, An Enemy of the People, The Women of Lockerbie, Saved or Destroyed. Regional credits include Kreutzer Sonata (adaptation by Larry and Margaret Pine), Carol Mulroney, An Enemy of the People, Wrong Mountain, Light Up The Sky, Heartbreak House, The Taming of the Shrew, Night of the Iguana, A Life in the Theatre, Joe Egg, Henry V, and Much Ado About Nothing. Film: Moonrise Kingdom, Arbitrage, Outsourced, 2B, Sweet Flame, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Empire Falls, Door in the Floor, Particles of Truth, Maid in Manhattan, The Royal Tenenbaums, A Foreign Affair, The Shipping News, Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda, Small Time Crooks, Celebrity, Sunday (Sundance Grand Prize winner), Vanya on 42nd Street, Dead Man Walking, Addicted to Love, and Stranger in the Kingdom. Television: Recurring roles on “House of Cards” and ‘Hostages” as well as “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Oz,” “100 Centre Street,” “A Will of Their Own” (Movie of the Week), “New York Undercover,” “New York News,” “Prince Street,” “Feds,” “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and much, much more.
Broadway: A Moon for the Misbegotten. Off-Broadway: Loot, (Red Bull Theater), Tribes (Barrow Street), Galileo (CSC), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Public Theater; St. Clair Bayfield Award), Unnatural Acts (CSC), The Little Foxes (NYTW), The Boys in the Band (Transport Group; Drama Desk nomination for featured actor), Persona (HERE), Terre Haute, The Vietnamization of New Jersey. Regional: Good People (Huntington), The Whipping Man (Barrington), Tartuffe (Yale Rep/McCarter Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (CalShakes). Film: CARE, Beach Pillows. Television: Series regular on “Hatfields & McCoys” (NBC), guest star credits include “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “New Amsterdam” (FOX), “Mildred Pierce” (HBO). Training: Juilliard. NYTW Usual Suspect, where he founded and curates the Process in Performance series. Nick won a Special Drama Desk Award for his versatility in the 2011-12 season in New York.
Broadway debut: Picnic (Roundabout Theatre Company). Off-Broadway: Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre/Lortel nomination for Best Featured Actress), 10 Million Miles (Atlantic Theater Company/Lucille Lortel Award for Best Featured Actress in Musical), After the Revolution (Playwrights Horizons & Williamstown Theater Festival). Film Credits include: Georgia (Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Independent Spirit Award); Brothers; Swing Vote; Wyatt Earp; St. Elmo’s Fire; Mirror, Mirror; and the 2014 Oscar nominated film Philomena. Television: Two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and eight total nominations garnered from three decades of performances on television, most recently for HBO’s “Mildred Pierce,” History Channel’s “Hatfields & McCoys,” and “American Horror Story.” Also a singer-songwriter with four CD’s available on iTunes.
Harvey Fierstein is the author of the current Broadway smash hits Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical) and Newsies, as well as Torch Song Trilogy (Tony, Drama Desk, and Obie Awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground, and more. His political editorials have been published in The New York Times, TV Guide, The Huffington Post, and broadcast on PBS’s “In the Life.” His children’s book, The Sissy Duckling is now in its fifth printing. As an actor, Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, and on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler On The Roof, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award) and television shows such as “Smash,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Good Wife,” “Cheers” (Emmy nomination), “The Simpsons,” and “Nurse Jackie.”
Directing credits include: I’ll Eat You Last, The Other Place, Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Blackbird, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony nomination), Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Wicked, Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, A Man of No Importance, Design for Living, Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking for San Francisco Opera, The Vagina Monologues, Bash, Another American: Asking and Telling, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony nomination), Proposals, The Mineola Twins, and Corpus Christi. As an actor: The Normal Heart (Tony nomination), Angels in America (Tony nomination), and The Baltimore Waltz. He is recipient of Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie, and Joe A. Callaway awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Productions include The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Pippin (Tony nom.), I’ll Eat You Last, Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony, DD, Outer Critics Circle, Hewes Awards), The Ritz, Nine, November, Take Me Out. Also, The Pillowman (Tony Award), A Steady Rain, A Behanding in Spokane (with costume design for each); Promises, Promises; Hair; 9 to 5; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Speed-the-Plow; Cry-Baby; Sweet Charity; Urinetown. Off-B’way: Blackbird (MTC). London: Almeida,Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, NationalTheatre, numerous West End. Peter Grimes (Met Opera), Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna.
MTC: Time Stands Still, The Loman Family Picnic, What’s Wrong With This Picture? (Obie Award), It’s Only a Play, Hunting Cockroaches, Digby. Broadway: My One and Only (Ton nom.). Feature films include Casino, Hairspray, Rock of Ages, Cape Fear, Wag the Dog, Apollo 13, Ransom, A Bronx Tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Oscar nom.), A Beautiful Mind, Teeth, The Human Stain. TV: “You Don’t Know Jack” (Emmy nom.). Off-B’way: Baby With the Bathwater, Anteroom (Obie), Christmas on Mars, A Lie of the Mind (Obie), The Foreigner, The Vampires, etc. Regional: A.R.T., Goodman, Yale Rep, Williamstown. Video: Michael Jackson’s “Bad.”
MTC: The Other Place. Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin (set and lights), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. NYC: Here Lies Love (Drama Desk Award), Juan and John (Public); Mr. Burns…, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons); Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project); Luck of the Irish, On the Levee (LCT3); A Man’s a Man, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Galileo, Unnatural Acts (CSC); Opus (Primary Stages); Speech and Debate (Roundabout); Beauty on the Vine, Palace of the End (Epic Theatre). Member of the Theatre of a Two Headed Calf. Assistant professor at Brooklyn College. www.justintownsend.com
Fitz Patton has designed/scored 260 productionsacross the U.S, including MTC’s Outside Mullingar and Choir Boy (AUDELCOnom.) and I’ll Eat You Last with BetteMidler. He was awarded Lucille Lortel andDrama Desk Awards for When the Rain Stops Falling at Lincoln Center and wasnominated again for The Other Place atMCC, which completed its Broadway run atthe Friedman. His symphony, The Holy Land, a 45-minute work for baritone, tenor,mezzo-soprano and orchestra, was completedthis past year. Founder of Chance Magazine, a new theatre design magazine.
Jason P. Hayes is making his MTC Broadway design debut on Casa Valentina. His theatricaldesign credits include The Realistic Joneses, Spring Awakening, 13 the Musical and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the last seven years. His film and TVcredits include “Smash,” “Hostages,” “30Rock,” Mercy, Transamerica, Camp, The Savages and Party Monster, to name a few.He is thrilled to be working with such a stellar cast and wants to thank his husband Keith for his love and support.
Selected B’way: The Snow Geese, The Trip to Bountiful, Orphans, Grace, Dead Accounts, The Other Place, Seminar, The Columnist, Stick Fly, Good People, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The House of Blue Leaves, Fences, Lend Me a Tenor, The Royal Family. Also 2nd Stage, Atlantic, LCT3, Ars Nova, the Old Globe, Goodman, Arena and Williamstown Theatre Festival (three seasons). Film/television: “Ironside” (NBC), “Steel Magnolias” (Sony for Lifetime) and HairBrained.
More than 40 Broadway shows, including Romeo and Juliet, Lucky Guy, Orphans, War Horse, Death of a Salesman, Venus in Fur, The Merchant of Venice, A Free Man of Color, A View From the Bridge, Waiting for Godot, The Seafarer, Rock ’n’ Roll, Mary Stuart, After Miss Julie, Coram Boy, Journey’s End, Wicked. Off-Broadway: Ruined, Murder Ballad (MTC); Water by the Spoonful, Modern Terrorism (2nd Stage); Mother Courage, Hamlet, Richard III, King Lear Titus Andronicus (Public Theater); Disgraced, Blood and Gifts, Dessa Rose, Bernarda Alba (LCT); Beast (NY Theatre Workshop); Homebody/Kabul (BAM).
Billy Barnes is pleased to return to MTC, having been involved in the creation of such projects as Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Loman Family Picnic, Absent Friends and Italian-American Reconciliation. Broadway: No Man’sLand/Waiting for Godot; I’ll Eat You Last; The Anarchist; One Man, Two Guvnors; Hair(and national tour); A View From the Bridge; 9 to 5; Boeing-Boeing; A Chorus Line; Three Days of Rain; The Odd Couple; Glengarry Glen Ross; Laugh Whore; Assassins; Take Me Out; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; True West; Art; Proposals; Master Class; and Love! Valour! Compassion!
Broadway: Betrayal, Hair, 9 to 5, A Chorus Line. Time spent at Rock of Ages; One Man, Two Guvnors; End of the Rainbow; Next to Normal; God of Carnage; The Ritz; 110 in the Shade; A View From the Bridge; Boeing-Boeing; The Apple Tree; Heartbreak House. Love and thanks to Billy and Joel for their continued support.
Broadway/tours: The Cripple of Inishmaan, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, All the Way, Motown, Kinky Boots, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature.Film: Focus, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends With Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City. TV: “Masters of Sex,” “Sound of MusicLive!,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com