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ROSS BAUTSCH (Pfc. Santiago) Houston theatre credits include The Submission with Black Lab Theatre; Dog Act, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck and The Coast of Utopia: Salvage at Mainstreet Theatre; Wait Until Dark at Texas Rep; Becoming Kinky: The World According to Kinky Friedman (Ted Swindly Productions/Lanfour Productions), Lucia di Lammermoor at Houston Grand Opera. International theatre credits include Take Me with You with Starving Artists Theatre Company. Film credits include Zombex, The Ghosts of Los Angeles and Suitemates. Voiceover: Un-Go and Spriggen with Sentai Filmworks. Mr. Bautsch has a BFA from the University of Southern California.
JEFFREY BEAN (Dr. Stone) is in his 18th season as an Alley Company Artist and has appeared in over 100 Alley productions since 1989. Recently he has appeared in Clybourne Park (Russ/Dan), Death of a Salesman (Charley), November (Charles Smith) and Black Coffee (Dr. Carelli). Previous Alley highlights include Amadeus (Salieri), Boeing-Boeing (Robert), The Farnsworth Invention (David Sarnoff), Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano), The Scene (Charlie), Doubt (Father Flynn), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), The Pillowman (Michal), Hapgood (Ridley), Twelfth Night (Feste), The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), Billy Bishop Goes to War (Billy Bishop), Gross Indecency (Oscar Wilde), Arms & the Man (Bluntschli) and Stones in His Pockets (Charlie Conlon, et al). Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing (Francis) and Amadeus (Kappelmeister Bonno). Television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. www.jeffreybean.com
JAMES BLACK (Capt. Markinson) 25 consecutive seasons at the Alley Theatre in over 100 productions. Notable appearances: Black Coffee (Poirot), Noises Off (Lloyd Dallas), The Seafarer (Sharky), The Seagull (Trigorin), Dividing the Estate (Lewis Gordon), August: Osage County (Steve), Peter Pan (Capt. Hook/Mr. Darling), Harvey (Elwood P. Dowd), Our Town (Stage Manager), Rock ‘n’ Roll (Max), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Sheridan Whiteside), Othello (Iago), Treasure Island (Silver), Hitchcock Blonde (Hitch), A Moon for the Misbegotten (James Tyrone Jr.), Orson’s Shadow (Olivier), The Crucible (Proctor), After the Fall (Quentin), Sherlock Holmes (Moriarty), Hamlet (Claudius), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (George), One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (McMurphy), How I Learned to Drive (Uncle Peck), A View From the Bridge (Eddie Carbone) and Not About Nightingales (Butch O’Fallon) among others. Directing credits: Clybourne Park, A Behanding in Spokane, Doubt, Glengarry Glen Ross, Our Lady of 121st Street, Of Mice and Men, As Bees in Honey Drown among others. Film and television: Olympia, The Man with the Perfect Swing, Houston: The Legend of Texas, Fire and Rain, Challenger, Night Game, Killing in a Small Town. Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and Drama Desk nom. for Best Actor for Not About Nightingales; BackStage West Garland Award for A View from the Bridge.
MAX CARPENTER (Pfc. Downey) is amped to be in such an amazing show at the Alley Theatre. Theatre credits include Orlando in As You Like It (South Dakota Shakespeare Festival), Kenny in Wake-Up (Cherry Lane Theater) and Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (NYU). Television credits include Law & Order: SVU, What Would You Do (ABC). He has a BFA in Drama from NYU where he was awarded a Tisch drama award.
ROBERT ELI (Lt. Ross) most recently appeared as Brick in the Flat Rock Playhouse’s Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. New York credits: Tartuffe on Broadway at the Roundabout; Saturn Returns at Lincoln Center; The Pretty Trap at Theatre Row; The Drunk at Centerstage; and John Gabriel Borkman at The Century Center. Regional credits include Bell, Book and Candle at Long Wharf and Hartford Stage; The 39 Steps and Macbeth at Hartford Stage; Moving Picture, Caligula, Polaroid Stories, and The King Stag at Williamstown; The Cherry Orchard and Twelfth Night at Chautauqua; All My Sons at The Delaware Theatre Company; and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Germany at The English Theatre of Frankfurt. Television credits include Fringe, All My Children, Guiding Light and As the World Turns. Robert is a proud graduate of The Juilliard School, Group 37.
EMILY NEVES (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway) is returning for her fourth season as an Alley Company Artist. She was last seen at the Alley in Clybourne Park (Betsy/Lindsey), A Christmas Carol (Fred’s Wife/Belle), Death of a Salesman (Miss Forsythe), Amadeus, August: Osage County (Jean Fordham), Peter Pan (Michael/Jane), A Behanding in Spokane (Marilyn), Boeing-Boeing (Gloria), Harvey (Ruth Kelly, R.N.), Our Town (Rebecca Gibbs), The Farnsworth Invention (Pem), Rock ‘n’ Roll (Esme/Alice),The Man Who Came to Dinner (June), Cyrano de Bergerac (Prostitute/Musician/Sister Claire) and understudied the role of Janis Joplin (speaking) in Love, Janis. Other theatre credits include The Emperor’s New Clothes (Princess Liane) with The Houston Children’s Theatre Festival. Film credits include Starship Troopers: Invasion (Trig), MagCrew (Addison) and Apart (young Julie Gates). She is a voice artist with Seraphim Studios and Funimation Entertainment, most notably appearing in Grave of the Fireflies, Halo Legends (Spartan in “The Babysitter”), Angel Beats (Angel), and Clannad (Kotomi). She recently graduated cum laude from the BFA Pre-Professional Apprenticeship Program at Texas State University. While at Texas State, Emily performed at the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. as part of a national finalist team in the Irene Ryan acting competition. Emily is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
DAVID PEGRAM (Lance Cpl. Dawson) is honored to be performing on the Alley Theatre stage. Broadway: Pvt. David Taylor and Baby Joey in War Horse. Off- Broadway: Malcolm in Broke-Ology. BFA Acting: Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. David was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of HSPVA. To Mom, Dad, Kristin and Elán, I love you.
DAVID RAINEY (Judge Julius Alexander Randolph) 13 seasons Alley Company Artist. Recent appearances: Albert/Kevin in Clybourne Park, Bert/Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, Dwight Grackle in November, Ben in What We’re Up Against, Rogers in And Then There Were None, Sterling in Mauritius, Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld in Eurydice, title role Othello, To Kill a Mockingbird Subject to Fits, The Miser, The Pillowman, The Crucible, The Exonerated, Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog (Best Actor/ Houston Press; Best Actor nom./Jeff Awards & Black Theatre Alliance Awards), Of Mice and Men and You Can’t Take It With You. Other credits: National Actors Theatre, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Acting Company, NY Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep (Theatre de la Jeune Lune), Steppenwolf, Hartford Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Guthrie, Crossroads Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, among others. Film and television: Cosby, Law & Order, Vengeance Unlimited, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Lowball, North Starr, Hell Swarm, Starforce, Multifacial, The ‘M’ Word. Education: Eastern New Mexico Univ. and Juilliard (Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize). Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company; drama faculty at UH Downtown.
MICHAEL SCHANTZ (Lt. Kendrick) is making his Alley Theatre debut. New York theatre credits include The Tutors (Joe), Henry IV, Part I (Hal), inhabited (Spider), Burn This (Burton). Regional theatre credits include As You Like It (Jacques) with NYU Continuum Company, Florence, Italy; Arms and the Man (Major Sergius Saranoff) at the Guthrie; The Winter’s Tale (Leontes) at Chautauqua Theatre Co.; and Neon Mirage, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, and Hum of the Arctic all at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Film credits: First World Problem, Autumn Whispers, After She’s Gone and Candlesticks. Mr. Schantz received his MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program.
LEE SELLARS (Col. Jessep) is making his Alley Theatre debut. Broadway credits include West Side Story (Offi cer Krupke) and Talk Radio. Other theatre credits include Tales From Hollywood (Odon von Horvath) at the Guthrie Theatre; The Puppetmaster of Lodz at Berkshire Theatre Festival; Twelve Angry Men, The Subject Was Roses and The Pillowman at George Street Playhouse; Pig Farm, The Overwhelming, The God of Hell, Sonia Flew, Rounding Third, and Flag Day at CATF; A Small Melodramatic Story at LAByrinth Theater Company; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead at Arden Theatre; The Pavilion at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Inventing Van Gogh at City Theatre; The Alchemist at Classic Stage Company; and The Grey Zone at Long Wharf Theatre. Film and television credits include Unforgettable, Delocated, Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order, Savages, Tenderness, Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order: CI, Rocket Science, The Black Donnellys, The Sopranos, ER, Chicago Hope and Groundhog Day.
JAY SULLIVAN (Cpl. Howard) is an Alley Company Artist having previously appeared in Clybourne Park (Jim/Tom/Kenneth), Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee (Richard Amory), Red (Ken), Peter Pan (Peter), Our Town (George Gibbs) and Eurydice (Orpheus). Jay recently made his Broadway debut in Jerusalem (Lee). Other theatre credits include the original productions of Durango (Red Angel/Bob) at The Public Theatre and Longwharf, DogSeesGod (Matt/Pigpen) at Soho Repertory Theatre, Orestes: A Tragic Romp (Orestes) at The Folger and Two River Theatre, and The Bilbao Effect (Grole Andacht) at The Center for Architecture, as well as The History Boys (Dakin) for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination, and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Stephen) at The Studio Theatre, and Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio) at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Film and television credits include The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, The Unidentified. He is a graduate of Florida State University.
TODD WAITE (Capt. Whitaker) is in his 12th season as an Alley Company Artist. Mr. Waite has appeared in over 60 productions including five Christmas seasons of the one-man show, The Santaland Diaries. Other shows include: Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes), Rock ‘n’ Roll (Jan), The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (Martin), Noises Off (Frederick Fellowes), Pygmalion (Henry Higgins), Arsenic and Old Lace (Mortimer Brewster), Hapgood (Kerner), Art (Ivan), Stones in His Pockets (Jake), and The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay). Previously Mr. Waite spent six seasons with the Shaw Theatre Festival, played Enjolras in the Canadian premiere of Les Miserables and guest-starred on all major U.S. and Canadian networks. He was also the Senior Resident Director for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ in Las Vegas. Awards include the Critic’s Choice Award for Intimate Exchanges at Dallas Theater Center and a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the world premiere of The Coronation Voyage. A recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship for master actor/teacher, his private students attend Juilliard, Yale, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Stella Adler School, as well as Stage Door, Interlochen, and Houston’s High School for the Performing Arts.
JEREMY WEBB (Lt. Kaffee) is making his Alley Theatre debut. He appeared in New York in The Visit (Broadway, The Actors Fund); The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater, original cast recording); The Baltimore Waltz, Tabletop, Photograph 51 and BFF. Other credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, L.A. Theatre Works, workshops of The Royal Family of Broadway, Dance of the Vampires, Yeast Nation, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Long Wharf, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Huntington, McCarter, The Hangar and Cleveland Play House. Webb received a Drama Desk Award for Tabletop, Connecticut Critics Circle Award for The Laramie Project; and Helen Hayes and SALT Award nominations. Film and television includes Love Walked In, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI and The Guiding Light. Jeremy trained at The North Carolina School of the Arts.
JARED ZIRILLI (Lt. Sam Weinberg) is making his Alley Theatre debut. Most recently: New York City industry reading of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway directed by Susan Stroman. Select New York/Tour credits include original Broadway cast Lysistrata Jones, Fiyero Cover in Wicked, Fat Camp (Off-Broadway), Jacob in Twilight: The Musical, originated the role of Beto in Bare - A Rock Opera, Peter and I (Araca Prods), Hot Mess In Manhattan (Araca Prods). Regional credits include lead roles in Altar Boyz (D.C. Premiere), Light in the Piazza (MSMT), RENT (Equity Regional Premiere), Aida (Drury Lane Chicago), As You Like it, Midsummer. Television credits include co-starring on Pan Am and Blue Bloods. Film credits include Three of a Kind and Julia. Host of Broadway Boo’s with Jared Zirilli on Broadwayworld.com. Thanks to Gregory, McCorkle and Henderson Hogan. Love you Mom, Justin, Ray and Grandpa. For you, Dad. www.JaredZirilli.com
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