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CASTING
Christy Baron (Susan) - was seen on Broadway and on tour in Les Miserables and off Broadway in King Gordogan.

John Barrowman (Bobby) - was seen on Broadway in Putting It Together and Sunset Boulevard. In London he performed in Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard. He was a series regular on "Titans" and "Central Park West."

Matt Bogart (Paul) - has been seen on Broadway in The Civil War, Smokey Joe's Café and Aida, and off Broadway in Wish You Were Here.

Keira Naughton (Sarah) - was seen on Broadway in Dance of Death and at the Roundabout in Three Sisters and All My Sons. Her films include Blair Witch 2,and Cradle will Rock

Lynn Redgrave (Joanne) - star of stage and screen, received a Golden Globe in 1998 and an Oscar nomination for Gods and Monsters. She also starred on Broadway and on tour in the one-woman show Shakespeare for My Father, for which she received a Tony nomination.

Alice Ripley (Amy) - was nominated for a Tony for Sideshow. Other Broadway productions include The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard, and King David.

Emily Skinner (Jenny) - was last seen on Broadway in The Full Monty. Other Broadway credits include her Tony nominated performance in Sideshow, James Joyce's The Dead and Jekyll and Hyde.

Marcy Harriell (Marta) appeared on Broadway in Rent and in the first national tour of Blood Brothers and the 1995 and 1996 national tours of West Side Story.

Elizabeth Zins (Kathy) has appeared in Guiding Light, D.C., and Controlling Your Inventory. Her work with regional theaters includes Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and Syracuse Stage.

Jerry Lanning (Larry) made his Broadway debut originating the role of Patrick in Mame with Angela Lansbury. Mr. Lanning was last seen on Broadway as Reverand John Witherspoon in the Roundabout Theater Production of 1776, and in the Carnegie Hall Special Concert of Sail Away with Elaine Stritch.

Marc Vietor (David) has performed with the Roundabout Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Hartshorn Theatre Company and the Rapp Arts Center. His work with regional theatres includes the Old Globe Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Stratford Festival, the Virginia Stage Company and the Hartford Stage.

Kim Director (April) has appeared in such films including Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows, and Spike Lee films Bamboozled, Summer of Sam and He Got Game. Her theatre credits include Barbara in Avenue X at Pittsburgh City Theatre and several Carnegie Mellon University productions.

Walter Charles (Larry) was seen on Broadway in Kiss Me Kate, A Christmas Carol, La Cage Aux Folles, Call Me Madam, 110 In The Shade, Aspects of Love, Me & My Girl, Cats, Sweeney Todd, Grease, and Anna Karenina. He has been awarded the Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Best Actor in a Musical.

David Pittu (Harry) received the 2001 National Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his starring role in the National tour of Parade, directed by Harold Prince. Performance venues include the Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, Second Stage, Naked Angels and The Old Globe.

   
[A Little Night Music.]
 
[A Little Night Music.]

CASTING
Barbara Bryne (Madame Armfeldt) - was seen on Broadway in Hay Fever and the original productions of Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. Her films include Amadeus and The Bostonians.

Randy Graff - received a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for City of Angels in 1990. She was in the original productions on Broadway of Les Miserables, Moon Over Buffalo, and Falsettos.

Danny Gurwin (Henrik) - was last seen on Broadway in The Full Monty and earlier in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Off Broadway includes Forbidden Broadway, and A New Brain.

Blair Brown (Desiree Armfeldt) is a Tony Award winner for Copenhagen and an Ace Award winner for The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. She has appeared on Broadway in Arcadia, James Joyce’s The Dead and Cabaret. She has received nominations for five Emmys, two Ace Awards and a Golden Globe.

Natascia Diaz (Petra) received the Joseph Jefferson Award and was nominated for a Bay Area Theatre Critics Award in 1996 for her portrayal of Anita in the national tour of West Side Story. In New York, she has appeared in Seussical; Bright Lights, Big City; The Capeman and Saturday Night.

Sarah Uriarte Berry (Anne Egerman) was seen on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables as Eponine for the tenth anniversary production. She has also appeared in the national tours of Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, and Les Miserables.

Kristen Bell (Frederika) has appeared on Broadway as Susana Walcott in The Crucible and Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Off-Broadway, she played Mary Lane in Reefer Madness. Her film credits include Polish Wedding and A Question of Choice.

Douglas Sills (Carl Magnus)
is currently starring in the Disney workshop of When You Wish and made his Broadway debut in Frank Wildhorn's The Scarlet Pimpernel, garnering Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for his work as well as a Theatre World Award. His television work features roles in Murphy Brown, Sisters, Coach and Party of Five.

Ilona Dulaski (Mrs. Nordstrom) has recently appeared in She Loves Me, Bye, Bye Birdie, and Man of La Mancha at Olney Theater Center for the Arts. She has performed with the Washington Opera, the Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, the Annapolis Opera, Victorian Opera Company, and Maytime Light Opera Company.

Siobhan Kolker (Mrs. Anderson) was recently seen as Julie in Carousel at Toby's. Her operatic roles include Chérubin in Massenet's Chérubin, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Miss Jessel in Britten's The Turn of the Screw, and Meg Page in Falstaff. She is also a member of the musical comedy improvisation troupe Now This!

Terri Allen (Malla) Terri's local credits include Horizons Theatre, Source Theatre, Arena Stage, Theatre Fetu and J.C. Kreeger Theatre. She has collaborated with composer Todd Hahn on songs for the American Red Cross and a piece titled "A Portrait of America" for the U.S. Census Bureau.
   
[Merrily We Roll Along.]
 
[Merrily We Roll Along.]

CASTING
Raul Esparza (Charley) - currently in Cabaret; received a Theatre World Award for his performance in The Rocky Horror Show, and was seen off Broadway in Johnathan Larson's tick, tick…Boom

Michael McGrath (Joe) - stood by for Martin Short in Little Me and The Goodbye Girl, and was seen in Swinging on a Star and My Favorite Year.

Miriam Shor (Mary) - was in the film and off Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Her films include Bedazzled. She was a regular on the TV series "Then Came You" and "Inside Schwartz."

Emily Skinner (Gussie) - was last seen on Broadway in The Full Monty. Other Broadway credits include her Tony nominated performance in Sideshow, James Joyce's The Dead and Jekyll and Hyde.

Adam Heller (Joe) was recently seen on Broadway in A Class Act, Victor/Victoria, Falsettos, and Les Miserables. Adam has appeared in the national tours of Titanic, Falsettos, and Les Miserables. Film and television credits include Isn't She Great, Oz, and Law & Order.

Michael Hayden (Franklin) is known for his award-winning portrayal of Billy Bigelow in the Royal National Theatre/Lincoln Center Theatre production of Rodgers' and Hammerstein's Carousel. Michael has received the American Film Institute Best Actor Award for his performance as Billy in Charming Billy. His television credits include the ABC series Murder One, the PBS Great Performance adaptation of Far East, Bella Mafia, Texas Tragedy, and As the World Turns.

Anastasia Barzee (Beth) has been seen on Broadway in Miss Saigon (Ellen) and Jekyll and Hyde (Emma). Her television credits include guest star appearances on Ally McBeal, Murder She Wrote, Herman's Head, Barkley's Beat, Get a Life, Designing Women, Dream On, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.
   
[Passion.]
 
[Passion.]

CASTING
Judy Kuhn (Fosca) - has been nominated for Tony Awards for She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables. Other Broadway appearances include Rags, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sunset Boulevard and Two Shakespearean Actors

Rebecca Luker (Clara) - received Tony nominations for her performances in Show Boat, and The Music Man. She also starred on Broadway in The Sound of Music. Other Broadway performances include The Secret Garden, The Boys from Syracuse, and Phantom of the Opera.

Philip Goodwin (Doctor Tambourri) has been seen on Broadway in The Diary of Anne Frank and The School for Scandal. His off-Broadway credits include Cymbeline, Pericles, and Hamlet and Henry VI for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. His regional theater credits include Hartford Stage, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Guthrie Theatre, Intiman Theatre, and Studio Theatre. He is a leading actor at The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, D.C.

Lawrence Redmond (Lt. Barri) Recently returned from the national tour of Guys and Dolls. He is the recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards and three nominations as well as a Theatre Lobby Award for his work in the Washington, D.C. area at many theaters including: Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Source Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre, among others.

Michael Cerveris (Giorgio) his starring role in the World Premiere of Tommy at the La Jolla Playhouse in California earned him a Tony Nomination for Best Featured Actor and won him the Theatre World Award. His first CD recording also earned the show a Grammy for Best Original Cast album. Film and television credits include the The Mexican (2001), the role of British Rocker Ian Ware in Fame (1986-87) and appearances on Quantum Leap, The Equalizer, and 21 Jump Street.

Daniel Felton (Torasso) has appeared in Candide and A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theatre, and Sunday in the Park with George at Arena Stage. His Signature Theatre credits include the world premiere of Kander and Ebb's Over and Over, the U.S. premiere of The Fix, among others.

Michael L. Forrest (Rizzolli)
received a Helen Hays Award nomination for his portrayal of Sweeney in Signature Theatre's first production of Sweeney Todd. He has toured nationally and performed off-Broadway with Washington's political satire troupe, The Capitol Steps.

Ty Hreben (Ludovic) has appeared in the Washington, D.C. premieres of Signature Theatre's Putting It Together (Young Man) and Side Show (Boss), as well as the Source Theatre's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Adam). Other Signature Theatre credits include Preysing in Grand Hotel and Cliff Roney in Floyd Collins.

Teresa Ann Reid (Mother) was last seen in Cosi Fan Tutti with the Washington Opera, which she has been with for 15 years. She has sung at a state dinner for the Italian Prime Minister and President Clinton at the White House.

Stephen F. Schmidt (Father) has appeared regionally at the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Arena Stage, the Round House, and Signature Theatre. Film credits include The Replacements, G.I. Jane, The Pelican Brief, and La Bamba.

Tracy Lynn Olivera (Mistress) has performed locally at Signature Theatre, The Olney Theatre Center, Rorshach and Ford's Theatre.

Bob McDonald (Sergeant Lombardi) has performed as a concert soloist with the National Symphony and San Francisco Symphony among others. Local credits include principal roles in The Pirates of Penzance, Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush, Makin' Whoopee, Forever Ivor, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore.

   
[Sunday in the Park with George.]
 
[Sunday in the Park with George.]

CASTING
Melissa Errico (Dot) - was seen on Broadway in High Society, opposite Richard Chamberlin in My Fair Lady and in Anna Karenina; Encore Series include One Touch of Venus and Call Me Madam. She was a series regular on "Central Park West" and "Fighting Fitzgeralds."

Raul Esparza (George) - currently in Cabaret; received a Theatre World Award for his performance in The Rocky Horror Show, and was seen off Broadway in Johnathan Larson's tick, tick…Boom

Donna Migliaccio (the Nurse) - starred in dirty Blonde in California and toured in Guys and Dolls. A co-founder of the Signature Theatre, she has received six Helen Hayes nominations and one award.

Amy McWilliams (Frieda) Amy’s local credits include: Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth/Theatre J, Keegan Theatre, American Century Theater and Ford’s Theatre. She has also appeared on multiple television programs and radio shows.

Florence Lacey (Yvonne/Naomi) was seen starring in the title role of Evita on Broadway and in touring companies in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She received the Hollywood Drama League Award for her performance in Evita, and won the Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut as Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly!

Jason Gilbert (Franz/Dennis) has appeared in many local area theaters, including Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and with Washington Shakespeare Company.

Tracy Lynn Olivera (Celeste I/Waitress) has performed locally at Signature Theatre, The Olney Theatre Center, Rorshach and Ford's Theatre.

Sherri L. Edelen (Celeste II/Elaine/Dot u/s)
has received the 2001 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Leading Actress for Side Show at Signature Theatre. Her regional credits include Sunday in the Park with George at Arena Stage, The Swan at Rep Stage, among others.

Michael L. Forrest (Boatman/Charles Redmond) received a Helen Hays Award nomination for his portrayal of Sweeney in Signature Theatre's first production of Sweeney Todd. He has toured nationally and performed off-Broadway with Washington's political satire troupe, The Capitol Steps.

Bob McDonald (Sergeant Lombardi) has performed as a concert soloist with the National Symphony and San Francisco Symphony among others. Local credits include principal roles in The Pirates of Penzance, Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush, Makin' Whoopee, Forever Ivor, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore.

   
[Sweeney Todd.]
 
[Sweeney Todd.]

CASTING
Christine Baranski (Mrs. Lovett) - is a Tony Award winner for The Real Thing and Rumors and a Drama Desk Award winner for Lips Together Teeth Apart. Her film credits include The Bird Cage, Jeffrey, The Grinch, and Reversal of Fortune. She has received three Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role in "Cybil"

Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sweeney Todd) - won the Tony Award for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate, and received Tony nominations for King Hedley II and Ragtime. Other Broadway performances include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, and Mail.

Mary Beth Peil (Beggar Woman) earned a Tony nomination for her performance in The King and I. Her Off-Broadway credits include As Thousands Cheer, Sylvia, Later Life, Missing Persons, The Naked Truth, Finding the Sun, Birds of Paradise, and Cymbaline

Steven Goldstein (Pirelli) has appeared on Broadway in Our Town, at Lincoln Center in The Lights, Oh Hell, and Boy’s Life, and the Encores! production of Sweet Adeline at City Center. He is a founding member of Atlantic Theater Company, and his credits there include The Water Engine, Luck Pluck and Virtue, Shaker Heights, Nothing Sacred, Three Sisters, and many others.

Walter Charles (Judge Turpin) has starred on Broadway in Kiss Me Kate, A Christmas Carol, La Cage Aux Folles, Call Me Madam, 110 In The Shade, Aspects of Love, Me & My Girl, Cats, Sweeney Todd, Grease, and Anna Karenina. Off-Broadway, credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit and The Immigrant.

Hugh Panaro (Anthony Hope) has appeared on Broadway as Marius in Les Miserables, as Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and created the role of Buddy in Sideshow. As a concert artist, Mr. Panaro has performed with the London Sinfonietta, as well as with symphony orchestras across the country.

Celia Keenan-Bolger (Johanna) has appeared off-Broadway in Kindertransport and Summer of '42. Her regional credits include Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Palo Alto's Theatreworks, and Goodspeed-at-Chester.

Mark Price (Tobias Ragg) has appeared on Broadway as Pepper in Mamma Mia!,
as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Chicago, and Paul Simon's The Capeman. His television credits include Law & Order.

Kevin Ligon (Pirelli) has appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Kiss Me, Kate, the Roundabout Theatre's revival of 1776, and the original company of The Secret Garden. He has appeared off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway and The Chosen.

Ray Friedeck (Beadle) has appeared on Broadway as JP Morgan in Ragtime, in A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden with Tony Randall and in the world premiere of King David at Disney's New Amsterdam Theater.


The Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration
 
Sponsored by:  
   
Perry and Marty GranoffHRH Foundation  
   
Made possible through the generous support of:
 
James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, William D. Rollnick and Nancy Ellison, and Carol and Ted Shen
 
With additional funding by:
Ambassador Elizabeth F. Bagley and Mr. Smith Bagley, Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Greenberg, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation