BRYAN CRANSTON, the Golden Globe® and three-time Emmy Award®-winning star of "Breaking Bad," makes his Broadway debut in an electrifying portrayal of one of the most controversial, ambitious and exciting presidents of the 20th century:
PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON.
This STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT of the gripping and suspenseful new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan features a company of 20 distinguished stage actors playing some of history's most dynamic figures: J. Edgar Hoover; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Governor George Wallace; Senator Hubert Humphrey; Secretary of Defense Robert J. McNamara and LBJ himself.
1964: A pivotal year in American history—a landmark civil rights bill was passed, America began its involvement in Vietnam...and one man sat at the center of it all, determined to lift the country out of the ashes and rebuild it into The Great Society—by any means necessary. Hero. Bully. President. He played whatever part it took to win the day. It's not personal, it's just politics.
Don't miss Bryan Cranston in the theatrical role of a lifetime, in the play about our lifetime. STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT now playing at the Neil Simon Theatre.
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Bryan Cranston won the 2014 Golden Globe® and three consecutive Emmy® Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” for his portrayal of Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. Cranston holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy® Awards to receive three consecutive wins. His performance has also earned him a fourth Emmy® nomination this year, a Television Critics Association award, three Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild award.
Cranston will make his Broadway debut this January playing President Lyndon Johnson in All the Way, by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan. The play depicts the early period of LBJ's presidency and his relationship with key political figures, including Martin Luther King Jr., J. Edgar Hoover and Senator Richard Russell. Cranston received rave reviews for his performance, which just finished a sold out run at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
On the big screen, Cranston won a second Screen Actors Guild award this year for his co-starring role in the 2012 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Argo, essaying the role of CIA operative Jack O’Donnell opposite star-director Ben Affleck.
He will next star in Legendary Pictures remake of Godzilla opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, which will be released by Warner Bros. on May 16, 2014. He will also voice a character in DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda 3.
He will then begin production on Jay Roach’s Trumbo playing the title role of Dalton Trumbo, who was one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters whose career came to an end when he was blacklisted in the 1940’s for being a communist.
Last year, he was heard as the voice of “Vitality” in Madagascar 3 Europe’s Most Wanted, which grossed over $730 million worldwide. He also starred in Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall, Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages and Nicolas Winding Refn's critically acclaimed film, Drive, opposite Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan.
Cranston's additional feature film credits include: Contagion, John Carter of Mars, Larry Crowne, The Lincoln Lawyer, Little Miss Sunshine, Seeing Other People, Saving Private Ryan and That Thing You Do!
Born to a show business family and raised in Southern California, Cranston made his acting debut at the age of eight in a United Way commercial. It wasn't until he finished college that acting became a serious consideration. While on a cross-country motorcycle trip with his brother, he discovered community theater and began exploring every aspect of the stage. Soon, he was cast in a summer stock company.
Cranston returned to Los Angeles and quickly landed a role on the television movie Love Without End, which led to his being signed as an original cast member of ABC's Loving. He went on to appear in numerous television roles including a seven-year run as Hal on FOX's Malcolm in the Middle, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmy® awards; the recurring role of Dentist, Tim Whatley on Seinfeld; HBO's acclaimed miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon, as Buzz Aldrin, and the made-for-television movie I Know My First Name is Steven, among others. He has guest starred on numerous TV programs.
Cranston continues to pursue his love for theater whenever possible. Credits include: The God of Hell, Chapter Two, The Taming of the Shrew, A Doll's House, Eastern Standard, Wrestlers, Barefoot in the Park and The Steven Weed Show, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award.
Cranston is also a dedicated screenwriter and director. He wrote the original romantic drama, Last Chance as a birthday gift for his wife, Robin Dearden, and directed and starred in the film. Cranston has also directed several episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, the Comedy Central pilot Special Unit, Breaking Bad and recently an episode of Modern Family.
In early 2011, Cranston served as executive producer and star of an exclusive online series called The Handlers for Atom.com. The comedic short series followed Cranston as the character Jack Powers and his race to win a seat on the State Senate.
Cranston also produced an instructional DVD called KidSmartz, which is designed to educate families on how to stay safe from child abduction and Internet predators. KidSmartz raises money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Eric Lenox Abrams Broadway Debut. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson, Signature Theatre; Hoodoo Love, Cherry Lane; Regional: All The Way, A.R.T.; Polk County, McCarter & Berkeley Repertory; The Dinosaur Within, Austin State Theatre; Comedy of Errors, Loves Labor Lost, Penn. Shakes; Man Of La Mancha, U.S.F.; Mahalia, Vineyard Playhouse. Film/Television: Noise, Honeydripper, To Place In All Races, N.Y.C. Underground,. "Unforgettable," All versions of "Law & Order" "Boardwalk Empire," "White Collar," "Fringe," "One Life to Live”.
Betsy Aidem Broadway debut. Nikolai and the Others and Road, (Lincoln Center), Celebration (Atlantic) The Metal Children and Mary Rose (Vineyard), Original productions: Steel Magnolias, A Lie of the Mind, Balm and Gilead. Sugar Syndrome, Sweet Bird of Youth (Williamstown) Film and TV: Margaret, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me. 2007 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Performance.
J. Bernard Calloway created the role of Delray in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, MEMPHIS. Off-Broadway: originated the role of Henry in the Pulitzer-Prize nominated, "The Good Negro"at the The Public Theater. Regional: First regional production of THE MOUNTAINTOP, OTHELLO, JITNEY, PIANO LESSON, among others. Film; "The Taking of Pelham 123","Man on a Ledge", "Big Words", "The Girl is in Trouble", and "Anesthesia" ( In theaters 2014). TV; "Rescue Me", "White Collar", "Person of Interest" www.jbcalloway.com.
Rob Campbell has premiered roles in London, on and off Broadway and elsewhere for: Brian Friel (Translations - original Broadway company w/Brian Dennehy), David Hare (Ivanov - original Broadway cast w/ Kevin Kline), Caryl Churchill (Mad Forest), Suzan-Lori Parks (In The Blood), Tony Kushner (The Illusion), Craig Lucas (Small Tragedy, Singing Forest), Steve Martin (Wasp), Bathsheba Doran (Living Room In Africa), Jez Butterworth (Mojo), Theresa Rebeck (Our House), Martin Crimp (The Treatment), David Greenspan (Orphan of Zhao), Robert Farquhar (Bad Jazz), Emily Mann (Cherry Orchard), Charles Mee (Snow In June), and Christopher Walken (Him). Titus Andronicus, King Lear, As You Like It, Measure For Measure (all at the Public), A Winter's Tale, Midsummer's Night Dream, Hamlet (title role). Obie, BATCC Awards, Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations. Film and TV: Unforgiven, The Crucible, Boys Don't Cry, Hedwig &the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole, Ethan Frome, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Snow Day, The Photographer, Admission, Hostile Waters, Brotherhood, Law & Order, SVU, Criminal Intent, Hope & Faith, NY Undercover, Damages, One Life To Live, Sex & The City, and the upcoming feature Winter's Tale directed by Akiva Goldsman.Yale School of Drama MFA & Beinecke Fellow.
Broadway: Clybourne Park, Enron, Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson (Signature Theater; OBIE, AUDELCO and Theater World Awards; Lortel and Drama League Nominations) Detroit '67 (The Public/CTH/NBT), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW); Bottom of the World(Atlantic); Edgewise (The Play Company/Page 73). Proud volunteer at the 52nd Street Project. Regional:Topdog/Underdog, Jitney (Two River Theater), Trouble in Mind (Arena Stage), Magnolia (Goodman), Fences (Huntington Theatre and South Coast Repertory), Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (True Colors Theatre); Georgia, Houston, Utah and North Carolina Shakespeare Festivals, Alley Theater, Alliance Theatre, Ensemble Theater, Playmakers Rep. Proud volunteer at The 52nd St. Project. Training: BA, Morehouse College and MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Member of Actors' Equity Association.
James Eckhouse has starred in over 50 plays ranging from Shakespeare to Shepard on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in most of the nation's regional theaters. His most recent appearances include the world premiere of Jane Anderson's 'The Escort' at The Geffen Playhouse, 'Six Degrees of Separation' at the Old Globe and the Mark Taper Forum's production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play: 'The Goat'.
On TV James has had recurring roles on 'The Good Wife', 'Masters of Sex', 'The West Wing', has guest starred on dozens of series, and is best known for his portrayal of one of television's favorite TV 'dads' – Jim Walsh on the original 'Beverly Hills 90210'.
Among James' many film credits are 'The Avengers', 'S.W.A.T.', 'One True Thing', 'Junior', 'Defending Your Life', '84 Charing Cross Road', 'Fat Man and Little Boy', 'Cocktail', 'Big', 'Leaving Normal', 'Joseph - King of Dreams' and two 2013 releases 'Shotgun Wedding' and 'The Good Mother'.
His extensive directing credits include the world premieres of Keliher Walsh's 'Year of The Rabbit' at Ensemble Studio Theatre LA ,'Bright Boy, The Passion of Robert MacNamara' at The Electric Lodge, and'In Heat' at the Lost Studio. James served for three years as co-artistic director of Ensemble Studio Theater-LA developing and directing over 20 new plays.
On Television, James has directed several episodes of hit series including 90210 and ABC's award winning drama, Once And Again. His documentary, 'Protecting The Possibilities' won a Cine Golden Eagle and his short film, 'True Bromance' is due in festivals this winter.
James began his training at Chicago's Second City and went on to receive a BFA in Drama at the Juilliard School.
Recent: 'All the Way' (A.R.T.)Broadway: 'Cyrano de Bergerac',' HenryIV', 'Jelly's Last Jam' 'Julius Caesar', 'The Merchant of Venice'. Off Broadway; 'CQ/CX','Richard III','Macbeth', 'The Pain and the Itch', 'Too Much Memory', ' Widowers Houses', 'Thunder Knocking on the Door', 'Phaedra in Delirium', 'As you like it', 'Henry VIII', 'Spell# 7', 'Coriolanus', 'Split Second', ,'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' and more. TV/FILM: 'House of Cards','Deception','The Good Wife', 'Blue Bloods','Damages','Fringe' Law and Order(s),'Adjustment Bureau','Mama I want to Sing' and more.
Broadway debut. First national tours: Monty Python’s Spamalot (original company) and Memphis (original company). Regional acting credits include: Copenhagen, 1776, The Who’s Tommy, The Lion in Winter, and Twelve Angry Men. Regional directing credits include: Camelot, Die Fledermaus, Guys & Dolls: In Concert with Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Billy Bishop Goes To War, Wesley Middleton’s Tomato Plant Girl (director/composer), James Still’s Meet Me Incognito (director/composer), and the world premier of José Cruz Gonzáles’ Earth Songs. Thanks to BRS/GAGE and everyone at Telsey + Co. Proud member of Actors’ Equity, the national labor union for theatre actors and stage managers. www.christophergurr.com
Broadway Debut. Off Broadway: A Family for All Occasions (Labyrinth Theatre Company) Modern Terrorism (Second Stage) The Total Bent, Titus Andronicus, Measure for Measure (The Public Theater), A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick (Playwrights Horizons), Ruined (Manhattan Theatre Club), Queens Boulevard, Paradise Park (Signature Theatre Company), Microcrisis, The Children of Vonderly (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), Massacre (sing to your children) (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre) Rich Boyfriend (The New Group) The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Vampire Cowboys). Neglect, Bike Wreck, They Float Up, Big Tex, In Quietness, Stiff (Ensemble Studio Theatre) Regional: All the Way (American Repertory Theater) Hamlet (Dallas Theater Center) Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare on the Sound) Film and TV: All Good Things, “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: CI,” “The Electric Company,” “That’s What She Said” “The Share” “30 Rock” “Unforgettable” “True Story”
All The Way marks Michael’s fifth project with Jeffrey Richards, following The Pajama Game, The Homecoming, Superior Donuts, and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Other New York theater: The Exonerated, Our Town, Woody Allen’s A Second Hand Memory, Hairspray, Accomplice (1990 Theatre World Award). Elsewhere: Yes, Prime Minister, Randy Newman’s Harps & Angels (Los Angeles), Superior Donuts (Steppenwolf/Chicago), On the Razzle (Williamstown), Love Song (London). Film: This is Spinal Tap, Clue, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Whatever Works, True Crime, The Brady Bunch Movie, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, etc. TV: Family Tree, SNL, Dream On, Smallville, The X-Files, Law & Order, Laverne & Shirley, many more. As a songwriter, McKean has won a Grammy for A Mighty Wind’s title track (written with Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy) and was nominated for an Academy Award for “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” (with Annette O’Toole) from the same film. With his band, Spinal Tap, he’s played Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall & the Glastonbury Festival among many others. For the Mountain Man.
Tony nominations: Into the Woods, High Society, Showboat, Sweet Charity, Don Juan (Drama Desk Award). Other Broadway: Anything Goes, A Free Man of Color (LCT), Grey Gardens (Drama Desk nom), Is He Dead?, Follies (original company), The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award) to mention a few. McMartin is a Theatre World Award winner and a Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.
Christopher Liam Moore Broadway debut. Other theaters: Oregon Shakespeare Festival (5 seasons), A.R.T., Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Guthrie, South Coast Rep, Old Globe, Mark Taper, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater. Founding member, Cornerstone Theater Company. TV/Film: series regular Ten Items Or Less (TBS), Judging Amy, Star Trek:Voyager, Friends.
Robert Petkoff last appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. His other Broadway credits include playing Tateh in the revival of Ragtime , Sir Robin the Brave in Spamalot, Perchick in Fiddler on the Roof with Alfred Molina and Harvey Fierstein and made his debut in Epic Proportions with Kristin Chenowith. In London he performed in The Royal Family with Dame Judi Dench, and Sir Peter Hall’s production of Tantalus. Off Broadway he has appeared in The Cradle Will Rock, Happiness, More Stately Mansions, and Avow. In regional theater he has performed thetitle roles in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, Compleat Female Stage Beauty and most recently played Col. Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, the musical. Robert’s TV work includes The Good Wife, Chapelle’s Show, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order, and Hack, among others. Robert is also an award winning narrator of Audio Books.
Ethan Phillips November (Barrymore); My Favorite Year (Lincoln Center); Golden Age (MTC), The Imaginary Invalid (Bard’s SummerScape); Measure for Measure (NYSF); Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Lortel), Modigliani (Astor Place); Donut World (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: A.R.T., Pasadena Playhouse, Old Globe Theatre, Seattle Rep, Mark Taper, Baltimore Center Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Actors’ Theatre Louisville, Boston Shakespeare Co., Geffen Playhouse, McCarter. Films: Inside Llewyn Davis, The Island, Bad Santa, Green Card, Man Without a Face, Lean on Me, Glory and others. TV: Star Trek Voyager (Neelix), Benson (Pete), and many guest star roles.
Richard Poe has had a distinguished career in theatre, film and television over the last 28 years in New York and Los Angeles. He has appeared on Broadway in fourteen productions including major roles in the Tony Award-winning Best Play of 1988 M. Butterfly , the 2006 Best Musical Revival The Pajama Game, the 2007 Best Play Revival Journey’ End, and in Cry-Baby, nominated for Best Musical in 2008. He was also featured in Moon Over Buffalo, Execution of Justice, The Dinner Party, Fiddler On The Roof, Tom Sawyer:The Musical, 1776 and Present Laughter.
Off-Broadway he created several roles in Paul Rudnick’s hit comedy Jeffrey at the Minetta Lane, and in Chris Durang’s Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them at the Public Theatre. He received the Philadelphia’s 2012 Barrymore Award for Best Actor In A Play for his work as Gunner Concannon in The Outgoing Tide at The Philadelphia Theatre Company, and received a 2011 Bay Area Critic’s nod for his work as Edgar Halcyon in the musical Tales Of The City at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Regionally, he appeared this fall at the Huntington Theater as Bradley in The Cocktail Hour, and has performed major roles at the Alley Theatre, The Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Syracuse Stage, Goodman Theatre, and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He played Serge in Art at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, directed by Matthew Warcus, then reprised the role with a different cast for a tour of Canada. And he toured the United States as the First Gangster in the national tour of the Tony-winning Best Revival of Kiss Me Kate.
His film work includes featured roles in Born On The Fourth Of July, Presumed Innocent, Jackal, Speechless, Transamerica, The Night We Never Met, Delivery Man, and Peacemaker. He received the 2012 Best Actor award at the New York Independent Film Festival for his work in the indy Teresa Is A Mother.
On television Richard has had recurring roles on Frasier, The Five Mrs. Buchanans, A Whole New Ball Game, and played Gul Evek, the noble Cardassian, on all three of the modern Star Trek series. He has appeared in several pilots and movies-of-the-week including The Prosecutors, Queen, Jackie Presser: Teamster Boss, and A Promise To Keep.
He is a prolific narrator of audio books, with over 100 titles to his credit. He was nominated for Audie awards for his work on Blood Meridian and The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle, and won the 2004 Audie for his narration of East Of Eden. richardpoenyc.com
Roslyn Ruff earned the 2013 Lucille Lortel award and a Drama League nomination for her performance in the revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Signature Theatre Company. Broadway credits include FENCES (standby for Viola Davis). Off-Broadway, Roslyn has appeared in Things of Dry Hours (Drama League nomination) opposite Delroy Lindo and Garret Dillahunt, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Macbeth, Seven Guitars (Obie Award) and The Cherry Orchard. Recently, she was a guest star in the pilot episode of Showtime's Masters of Sex opposite Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. Past television credits include recurring roles on The Big C and A Gifted Man, as well as, appearances on The Good Wife and The Sopranos. Her film credits include the Academy Award nominated film The Help, SALT starring Angelina Jolie, The Todd Solondz film Life During Wartime and Rachel Getting Married directed by Jonathan Demme. Roslyn can currently be seen on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad.
Recent credits include: Hermione in The Winter's Tale at Yale Rep, Nan/Lina in Three Days of Rain and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at South Coast Rep, Becca in Rabbit Hole at Hudson Stage Company. She also played Suzanne in the national tour of Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
Stage credits range from PICKING PALIN at the NYC Fringe Festival to an election year revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning STATE OF THE UNION in Bangor Maine. A New Jersey native, his home state appearances include NJ Rep in Long Branch and the Bickford Theater in Morristown. Fans of the daytime drama ALL MY CHILDREN know Bill for his long-running role as “Alfred Vanderpool.” Other TV credits include MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE and the upcoming SyFy Channel TV series 12 MONKEYS.
Steve Vinovich has been doing this acting thing for a while. Broadway :Loose Ends, Lost in Yonkers, The Magic Show, The Robber Bridegroom, The Grand Tour, The Secret Rapture. Off-Broadway: Old Jews Telling Jokes. National Tour: The Dinner Party REGIONAL:Over 100 plays and musicals including Westport Playhouse: Diary of Anne Frank . Pittsburgh Public: Ben Franklin 1776: Pasadena Playhouse- The Foreigner, The Little Foxes. Laguna Playhouse -Art, The Price. Reprise: Kiss Me Kate, Strike up the Band, Babes in Arms. Pacific Resident Theater: Awake and Sing , Golden Boy , All My Sons. Stratford: 12th Night with Lynn Redgrave . Public: : Midsummer Nights Dream. NCT: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, How I Learned to Drive, Inherit the Wind. FILM : The Santa Clause, Awakenings, Mannequin, Puffin in The Swan Princess. TV:about 100 guest spots and 2 series. such iconic show as 3’s Company, LA Law, Hill Street Blues, Roseanne, Star Trek, ER, Everybody Loves Raymond, Law and Order, Matlock, Touched by an Angel, Malcom in the Middle, and even Hannah Montana. COMMERCIALS-over 200. TRAINING: Juilliard Acting School under John Houseman, Strasberg Institute, Charles Nelson Reilly, Larry Moss, AWARDS: three LA Drama Logue Awards.
Plays: The Kentucky Cycle (Pulitzer Prize; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle Awards nominations and LA Drama Critics Award), By the Rivers of Babylon, Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, Handler, Heaven on Earth, Final Passages, The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune, Tachinoki, The Devil and Daniel Webster, A Single Shard, The Dream Thief. Musicals: The Twelve, A Night at the Alhambra Café. Film: The Quiet American. Television: The Pacific (two Emmy nominations and a WGA Award), The Andromeda Strain, Crazy Horse, and Spartacus. All The Way won the inaugural Edward Kennedy Award, and the National Critics Association/Steinberg Best New Play Award. Its sequel, The Great Society, premiers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July, 2014. www.robertschenkkan.com
is the Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he has directed three world premieres: Mr. Schenkkan’s All the Way and By the Waters of Babylon, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation; as well as sixteen other classical and new plays. Among his initiatives at OSF, Mr. Rauch committed to commissioning up to 37 new plays to dramatize moments of change in American history. American Revolutions: the U.S. History Cycle is now entering its fifth year of productions. Mr. Rauch is also cofounder of Cornerstone Theater Company, where he directed more than 40 productions in rural and urban communities nationwide and served as artistic director from 1986 to 2006. He has directed a number of world premieres, including The Clean House at Yale Repertory Theatre; Living Out and For Here or To Go? at the Mark Taper Forum; and My Wandering Boy and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler at South Coast Repertory. He also directed the New York premiere of The Clean House at Lincoln Center Theater. Work elsewhere includes productions at South Coast Repertory, Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival and En Garde Arts. His production of The Pirates of Penzance (OSF, 2011) will open at Portland Opera this spring. Mr. Rauch is the recipient of numerous awards, and is a graduate of Harvard College.
is the Associate Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. His work at OSF includes collaborating on season planning, creative team selection, casting, strategic planning and producing the productions at the festival. Mr. Acebo is a Set and Costume Designer and has designed world premiere production of ALL THE WAY by Robert Shenkkhan and its upcoming sequel THE GREAT SOCIETY, EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain, THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN by Dan O’Brien, THRONE OF BLOOD by Ping Chong, THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HEDDA GABLER by Jeff Whitty THE BEARD OF AVON by Amy Freed, LIVING OUT by Lisa Loomer, ELECTRICIDAD by Luis Alfaro, CHAVEZ RAVINE by Culture Clash, among many others. For seven years he was an ensemble member of the nationally acclaimed Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego and his BA in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. www.christopheracebodesign.com
Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory, Denver Center, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Guthrie Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Opera, Minnesota Opera Company, San Diego Opera, Portland Opera. International: Birmingham Rep, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Professor Emerita of Design, University of California, San Diego.
New York theatre includes designs on Broadway, at Playwrights Horizons, MTC, Second Stage, Public Theater, BAM, Signature Theater. Opera designs include Sydney Opera, Houston Grand, New York City Opera and Glimmerglass. Jane is a member of the Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company, and teaches design at Princeton University.
Broadway:Leap of Faith, Memphis (2010 Best Musical). Off-Broadway: Stop. Reset., Mound Builders, Emotional Creature (Signature Theater); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Second Stage); National Tours: Memphis, Julius Caesar. Regional: The White Snake, Measure for Measure, American Night (OSF); Back Back Back (Old Globe); Carmen (La Jolla Playhouse)
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Will Farrell’s Your Welcome America, Movin’ Out, Gypsy; Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Will Rogers Follies, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, City of Angels, Plays: Orphans, Glengary Glen Ross, Blithe Spirit, The Odd Couple
Work with Robert Schenkkan includes: The Kentucky Cycle. Work with other playwrights includes: Catherine Treishmann, Arthur Kopit and Lynn Redgrave. Work at theaters includes: The Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum Center Theater Group and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Associate Director: Driving Miss Daisy, Australia Broadway: The Normal Heart, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Enron, Reasons To Be Pretty, August: Osage County, Talk Radio, Enchanted April West End: Driving Miss Daisy. Writer and Producer of Educational Media for: PBS KIDS, WordWorld, Kratts Creatures, Learning Letters with Elmo, PBS KIDS Share A Story, and Sesame Street.
Broadway/Tours: The Cripple of Inishmaan, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, Motown, Kinky Boots, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, 2nd Stage, Signature. Regional: A.R.T., Dallas Theater Center, Goodman, La Jolla, Paper Mill, 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 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe. TV: “Masters of Sex,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” “Smash,” “The Big C,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com