JEFFREY BEAN (Russ/Dan) 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 Death of a Salesman (Charley), November (Charles Smith), Black Coffee (Dr. Carelli), The Seagull (Sorin), Ether Dome (Dr. Charles Jackson), Amadeus (Salieri), August: Osage County (Bill Fordham), Peter Pan (Smee), Boeing-Boeing (Robert) and The 39 Steps (Man #2). Previous Alley highlights include The Farnsworth Invention (David Sarnoff), Mauritius (Philip), Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano), The Scene (Charlie), Doubt (Father Flynn), Subject to Fits (Prince Myshkin), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Journey’s End (2nd Lieutenant Trotter), 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), The Crucible (Deputy Gov. Danforth), The Foreigner (Charlie Baker) 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: Special Victims Unit and All My Children. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and a Princess Grace Award winner. www.jeffreybean.com
ELIZABETH BUNCH (Bev/Kathy) has appeared in more than 30 shows at the Alley Theatre since 2002 and recently served as Assistant Director for The Seafarer and Amadeus. Performances include Clarice Bernstein in November, Elizabeth Wells in Ether Dome, Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, Karen in August: Osage County, Wendy in Peter Pan, Boeing-Boeing, Harvey, The 39 Steps, Our Town, The Farnsworth Invention, Mauritius, Cyrano de Bergerac, Othello, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Scene, Doubt, Death on the Nile, Treasure Island, Steel Magnolias, Proof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? New York theatre credits include The Voice of the Turtle produced by The Keen Company and The Mint Theater, The Water Children at Playwright Horizons, Museum with The Keen Company, The Light Outside with Bat Theater Company, and New World Rhapsody, The Motel Plays, and The Hospital Plays at HB Playwrights Foundation. Other theatre includes Little Foxes at The Denver Center, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Guthrie Theater, Goosebumps a national tour produced by Feld Entertainment, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Viola in Twelfth Night, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Big Love and Arcadia with Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble. Television appearances include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Elizabeth is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
PHILIP LEHL (Karl/Steve) has appeared regularly at the Alley Theatre, since arriving in Texas in 2001, where he was last seen in the ensembles of A Christmas Carol, Ether Dome, The Crucifer of Blood, The Farnsworth Invention, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Eurydice, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Favorite roles at the Alley include Rev. Hale in The Crucible, Kerry Max Cook in The Exonerated, Gail in Our Lady of 121st Street, Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Horatio in Hamlet and Young Housman in The Invention of Love. Broadway credits include Mickey in Blood Brothers and Ensemble in The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway he was seen in Hundreds of Hats and toured the nation as Charles Clarke in Titanic. Locally, he has appeared at Stages Repertory Theatre (Oh the Humanity, Yankee Tavern, I Am My Own Wife, Mr. Marmalade, Lady, Souvenir, Amy’s View, The Pavilion, Dirty Blonde), Classical Theatre Company (Ghosts, Uncle Vanya, The Tempest), Main Street Theatre (Arcadia), Horse Head Theatre (Fault Lines), Generations (Bat Boy, Spring Awakening, Our Town), Houston Shakespeare Festival (King John, Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline), Paul Hope’s BCCM, and TUTS (Wonderful Life, one memorable performance of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady). Lehl is co-founder and director of Stark Naked Theatre Company, where he has appeared in Debt Collectors and Dinner With Friends, and where he has directed Body Awareness. Later this season, he will play the title role in Macbeth for Stark Naked. Other directing credits include Art (Generations) and Almost Maine and Reckless (Brave Dog Theatre Co.). He has performed at theatres across the U.S. including St. Louis Repertory, Cleveland Play House, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The New Harmony Theatre and Weston Playhouse. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Drake University. Lehl is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
EMILY NEVES (Betsy/Lindsey) is returning for her fourth season as an Alley Company Artist. She was last seen at the Alley in 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.
LIBYA V. PUGH (Francine/Lena) is making her Alley Theatre debut. She recently appeared this fall as Valdemar/Nurse in The Completely Fictional Utterly True … Edgar Allen Poe (Centerstage Baltimore). Some stage credits include Centerstage: The Rivals (Lucy) and Caroline, or Change (Dottie); The Goodman Theatre: Dreams of Sara Breedlove (Mae); Chicago Shakespeare: MacBeth (Witch/Lady MacDuff); Steppenwolf Theatre: The Bluest Eye (Claudia) and Wedding Band (Julia); Milwaukee Repertory: A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Crachit); Milwaukee Shakespeare: As You Like It (Rosalind); First Stage Milwaukee: Smoldering Fires (Juanita); Shakespeare on the Sound: Julius Caesar (Portia); Peterborough Players: Doubt (Mrs. Muller); Baltimore Shakespeare: Hamlet (Gertrude); Classical Theatre of Harlem: Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet) and Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death (Scavenger Lady). Her television credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, One Life to Live and Jack’s Big Music Show. She is currently working on the TV pilot Platinum Wigs. She received her MFA from The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and her BFA at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Libya is a co-founding ensemble member of Congo Square Theatre in Chicago.
DAVID RAINEY (Albert/Kevin) is in his 13th season as an Alley Company Artist. Recent roles include Bert/Spirit of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, Dwight Grackle in November, Ben in What We’re Up Against, Mrs. Dilber/Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, Rogers in And Then There Were None, Sterling in Mauritius, Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld in Eurydice, the title role in Othello, Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird, Paryfon Rogozhin in Subject to Fits, Master Jacques in The Miser, Ariel in The Pillowman, Giles Cory in The Crucible, David Keaton in The Exonerated, Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog (Best Actor by the Houston Press, Best Actor Nominations by the Jeff Awards in Chicago and Black Theatre Alliance Awards in Chicago), Lenny in Of Mice and Men and Donald in You Can’t Take It With You. He has performed with The National Actors Theatre, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Acting Company, New York Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep (with Theatre de la Jeune Lune), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Hartford Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Center, Guthrie Theatre, Crossroads Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, among others. Film and television credits include Cosby, Law & Order, Vengeance Unlimited, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Lowball, North Starr, Hell Swarm, Starforce, Multifacial and The ‘M’ Word. He holds degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and Juilliard, where he received the Drama Division’s highest honor, the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize. He is Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company, is on the drama faculty of the University of Houston-Downtown and also teaches professional acting classes.
JAY SULLIVAN (Jim/Tom/Kenneth) returns to the Alley Theatre having appeared in A Christmas Carol (Fred/ Scrooge at 21), Death of a Salesman (Happy), 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, Afternight Seating (James) at Abingdon Theatre, and The Bilbao Effect (Grole Andacht) at The Center for Architecture, as well as The History Boys (Dakin) and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Stephen) at The Studio Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio) produced by As Written Productions, and Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio) at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Film and television credits include The Good Wife, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Unidentified. He is a graduate of Florida State University.