A Noise Within: Cleopatra, Antony & Cleopatra; Countess, The Rehearsal; Elizabeth, Richard III; Pittsburgh Public Theatre: Annette, God of Carnage; Inez, LifeX3; Westside Jewish Theatre: Slyvia, Broken Glass; Indiana Rep/Syracuse Stage: Regan, King Lear; American Players Theatre: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth; Candida, Candida; Elmire, Tartuffe; The Shakespeare Theatre: Princess, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Countess (U/S) Lorenzzachio; Blue Herron Theatre: Mryna, Bronx Hebrew School; William Inge Theatre: Christine, Ghost Mall; Angel, Daughters of Genius; Theatricum Botanicum: Ariadne, Heartbreak House; Madelyn, The Women of Lockerbie; Gertrude, Hamlet; Portia, Julius Caesar; Lady Macbeth, MacBeth; Queen, Cymbeline; Portia, Merchant of Venice; Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing; Goneril, King Lear; Lady Sneerwell, School for Scandal; Mistress Page, Merry Wives of Windsor; Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; TV/Film: One Shot; Compound Fracture; The Truman Show, Apollo 11, Bhopal Express, Fatal Instinct; Magic Kid II; Law & Order:LA; Criminal Minds; Desperate Housewives; Heroes, Medium; Law & Order: CI, ER, Jag, King of Queens. Training: BFA: CalArts; MFA: George Washington University/Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting.
With ANW: Matamore, The Illusion, Gremio in Taming of the Shrew, Uncle Morty in Awake and Sing, McCleavyin Loot, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Pere Ubu in Ubu Roi, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hollywood Bowl and Glendale, Chrysalde in School for Wives, Dogberr in Much Ado, Etiennein A Flea in Her Ear. Other Theatres: Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor (LA Drama Critics Circle Award), Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Mr.Antrobus in Skin of Our Teet, The President in Lysistrata, Kent in King Lear, Shylockin Merchant of Venice. Peter Quinc in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gremio in Taming of the Shrew, Touchstone in As You Like It, Trinculo/Stephano in The Tempest, Shmarev in The Seagull, The President in Madwoman of Chaillot, Matt Friedman in Talley’s Folly (along with his wife Katherine James) and Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet at Theatricum Botanicum, among many others. Felix/Beaupertuisin An Italian Straw Hat, David in A Feminine Ending, Eddie Brock in Born Yesterday at South Coast Repertory. Mr. Peachum in Threepenny Opera, Jean in Rhinoceros (Dramalogue and Garland Award) at The Odyssey Theatre.Broadway/First National Tour:Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor.ACT in San Francisco, Renaissance Rep in Chicago, PCPA in Santa Maria, and San Francisco Opera. Film/TV: more than 200 guest star roles including; Heroes (recurring as the Nightmare Man), Madmen, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Mentalist, Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls, ER, Uncle Willy, Brooklyn Bridge, Righteous Kill, In Her Shoes, The Ring, Heartbreakers, Bob Buss in 2gether on MTV,Tin Men, The Elder Son, The TV Set, and Callback.
(Resident Lighting Designer) has designed more than forty productions for A Noise Within since 1998. Some of his favorites include The Bungler, The Chairs, Noises Off, Great Expectations, Richard III, Taming of the Shrew, Ubu Roi, Oliver Twist, Life is a Dream, Dear Brutus, A Wilde Holiday, Skin of our Teeth, Buried Child, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hollywood Bowl.
ANGELA BALOGH CALIN
With ANW: Antony and Cleopatra, The Bungler, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, The Chairs, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, The 3 Penny Opera, The Imaginary Invalid, The Other Part of the Forest, Little Foxes, Great expectations, Waiting for Godot, Loot, The Matchmaker, The Price, The Skin of our Teeth, Richard III, Oedipus, The Seagull,The Cherry Orchard, The Country Wife, Ghosts, School for Wives, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale, Cyrano, Doll’s House. Other Theatres: Her most recent designs include The Great Wall Story and To Kill a Mockingbird at Denver Center Theatre Company, Trip to Bountiful, and The Weir at South Coast Rep., The Importance of Being Earnest at Georgia Shakespeare. Angela has designed costumes and sets for over 100 productions at ANW, South Coast Rep, Denver Center Theatre Co., Georgia Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Co. La Mirada Theatre Co., Mainstreet Theatre Co., West Coast Ens., Theatre 40 among others. Her designs garnered L.A Drama Critic’s Circle, Backstage/Garland and Drama Logue Awards. Angela designed costumes and sets for 16 film productions in the US and her native Romania and she holds an MFA in set and costume design from the Academy of Arts “N. Grigorescu” in Bucharest- Romania.
Has been a Resident Artist for over 13 years and has been seen at Noise Within as Elicia/Lyse/Clarina in The Illusion, Olivia in 12th Night, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Charlotte in Don Juan, Joanna in Dear Brutus, Leonide in The Triumph Of Love, Angela in The King Stag, Louka in Arms And The Man, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Portia in Julius Ceasar, Cherie in Bus Stop, Sorel in Hayfever, Ruth in The Homecoming, Rose in Trelawney Of The Wells, Celimene in The Misanthrope, Rosaura in Life Is A Dream and Roxane in Cyrano De Bergerac. She is also a long standing company member of The Will Geer Theatricum Botaniucm and was most recently seen as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A few other favorites at Theatricum include Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, Abigail In The Crucible, Ninain The Seagull, Milady in The Three Musketeers and many many more. Her performance as Nora in A Doll’s House at the LA Rep. Company and Abigail in The Crucible garnered her a Backstage West Garland performance award. She recently performed Mrs. Kendall in The Elephant Man at ANDAK and has performed regionally in Portland, Sante Fe and Santa Barbara as well as extensively in Los Angeles. Recent film credits include the Emmy Award winning documentary Bloody Thursday, After Midnight and The Smell of Water. Her voice can be heard on numerous games, commercials, animation and over 30 audiobooks. Abby hails from the East Coast and attended Boston University’s theatre program as well as studying in Los Angeles with Larry Moss. www.abbycraden.com
With ANW: Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra, Orsino in Twelfth Night, The Duke in Measure for Measure, Porfiry in Crime and Punishment, Count in The Rehearsal, King Henry IV in Henry IV, Part1, Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, Theramenes in Phaedra, Jaques in As You Like It, Prospero in The Tempest, Arnolphe in The School For Wives, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Walter Franz in The Price, Macbeth in Macbeth, Leonid Gayev in The Cherry Orchard, Don Adriano de Armado in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles in Pericles, Richard Greatham in Hayfever, Astolfo in Life is a Dream, Iachimo in Cymbeline, Gooper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Horace in The Little Foxes, Oedipus in Oedipus the King, among others. Other Theatres: Broadway: Pygmalion and The Circle. Off Broadway: The Common Pursuit, The Fairy Garden, Crossfire, Fanshen. Regional Theatre: Yale Rep., American Repertory, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, GeVA, Long Wharf, Baltimore Center Stage, Buffalo Studio Arena, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Pasadena Playhouse, International Theater Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Magic Theater in San Francisco. Film/TV: Recurring on 24, Enterprise, Frasier, Sabrina, Cybill, Star Trek, Working, All American Girl, Dream On, Larroquette, The Bold and the Beautiful, Ugly Betty and his seven-year run as Ned on The Young and The Restless. MOWS: Parole, Here Come The Munsters, Disney’s The Red Coat, and the features Money Talks, Bombshell, Vanilla Sky, Star Trek: Nemesis, and Forgiving the Franklins (Sundance Film Festival ’06). Rob records many voiceovers, narrations, radio dramas, and CD Rom games. He has also recorded hundreds of audiobooks, Education/Training: B.A. Tufts University; M.F.A. Yale School of Drama.
With ANW: Pleribo/Adraste/Florilame, The Illusion, Prince Hall in Henry IV Part One, Richmond in Richard III and the title role in Hamlet. Other Theaters: Elyot in Private Lives at the International City Theatre,with The Independent Shakespeare Company: Jaques in As You Like It, Oberon/Thesius in Midsummer Nights Dream, Bollingbrook in Richard II and Crab the dog in Two Gentlemen of Verona.London Theatre includes Jean in Miss Julie, Lord Byron in Bloody Poetry, Konstantin in The Seagull, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and Perreli in Sweeny Todd. Film/TV: The Odyssey on NBC, King David on NBC, Keen Eddie on Fox, Romeo and Juliet on Channel Four, Queen of the East on BBC 1, The Trail of Tears on PBS, The Chief on ITV, The Bill on ITV, The Geeks on ITV, The Delivery with Trimark/Warner Bros, Alive and Kicking, Evil Ground, Dreaming of Joseph Lees, El Cartel.Education/Training: The Central School of Speech and Drama.
With ANW: Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, Michael James Flaherty in Playboy of the Western World, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, King Edward IV and Mayor of London in Richard III, Selsdon Mowbray in Noises Off, Baptista in The Taming of the Shrew, Ensemble in Oliver Twist, Mr. Dimanche/A Poor Person in Don Juan, Brabantio/Gratiano in Othello, Horace Vandergelder in The Matchmaker Cominius in Coriolanus, Elbow/Barnardine in Measure for Measure, Pantalone in The King Stag, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, Abbess/2nd Merchant in The Comedy of Errors, The Stage Manager in The Skin of Our Teeth, Dubois in The Misanthrope, The Shepherd in Oedipus the King, Father Dewis in Buried Child, Doctor Baugh in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ragueneau in Cyrano de Bergerac (1998 and 1995), among others. Other Theaters: Co-founder, Associate Artistic Director, and Resident Actor-The Whole Theatre, New Jersey (1973-1990): The Kite Runner at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, The Madness of Hercules at The Getty Villa with Not Man Apart Physical Ensemble, Homebody/Kabul at Trinity Repertory Company, Hecuba at American Conservatory Theatre, Nine Armenians at Mark Taper Forum, Anna in the Tropics at Pasadena Playhouse and TheaterWorks (Palo Alto), Pera Palas at Theatre @ Boston Court/Antaeus (LA Critics Award-Best Ensemble), Glengarry Glen Ross at Dallas Theatre Center, Lear in King Lear at Shakespeare Santa Monica, John in Rhinoceros at Antaeus, Shylock in Merchant of Venice at Pacific Repertory Theatre (Carmel), Old Actor in The Fantasticks at Arizona Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Place Theatre, La Mama, George St. Playhouse, Provincetown Playhouse, among others. Film/TV: American Heart, Last Action Hero, Shadow of the Blair Witch, Arrest and Trial, 7th Heaven, Seinfeld, L.A. Law, Life Goes On, Hunter, Dream On and Beauty and the Beast.
With ANW: Pandolfe in The Bungler, Captain/Priest in Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, Reverend Winemiller in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Mr. Pumblechook/Sarah Pocket/Bentley Drummle in Great Expectations, Escalus in Measure for Measure, Verges in Much Ado About Nothing, William, Lord Hastings and Sheriff in Richard III, Pedant in The Taming of the Shrew, Damiens in The Rehearsal H.C. in The Rainmaker, Westmoreland/Glendower in Henry IV, Part 1, Don Louis Tenorio in Don Juan, Old Shepherd in The Winter’s Tale, Pozzo in Waiting for Godot, Coade in Dear Brutus, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Nicholas Gadsby in A Touch of the Poet, King Wenceslas/General Laski/Ensemble in Ubu Roi, Alonso in The Tempest, Dr. Herdal in The Master Builder, The Duke of Venice in Othello, Enrique in The School For Wives, Sam in The Homecoming, Malachi Stack in The Matchmaker; Menenius Agrippa in Coriolanus, Chief of Police in The Miser, Brighella in The King Stag, Scottish Doctor/orter in Macbeth, Dimas in The Triumph of Love, James Telfer/Charles the Butler in Trelawny of the Wells, David Bliss in Hay Fever, Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth, Marley/Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Montfleury/Capuchin Monk in Cyrano de Bergerac, Ensemble in Under Milk Wood, Captain Shotover in Heartbreak House, Pumblechook in Great Expectations, among others. Other Theatres: George Tenet in Stuff Happens, Chorus in The Body of Bourne at the Mark Taper Forum; Goltschall (stand-by) in God’s Man in Texas at The Geffen; Old Globe Theatre in San Diego: Old Max in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Thor in Mornings at Seven, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr. Gibbs in Our Town; San Diego Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company Alaska Repertory, ACT (Seattle), Playhouse in the Park (Cincinnati), Performing Arts Foundation (Long Island), The Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), two appearances in New York City at the Cort Theatre, among others. Film/TV: Weeds, Monk, Back To You, True Blood, NUMB3RS, The West Wing, Threshold, HBO movie 61* directed by Billy Crystal, and Torchwood.
With ANW: Curio in Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, Edith in Blithe Spirit, A Doll’s House, A Christmas Carol, Skin of Our Teeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Man of La Mancha, The Winter’s Tale, O’Pioneers, The Threepenny Opera, Oedipus and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other Theaters: UCLA Theater Department: Eurydice, Woyzeck. Hannon Theater Company: My Fair Lady, Metamorphoses. Education/Training: Theater BA from UCLA.
A Noise Within: Valère in Tartuffe, Fred/Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Redpenny / Mr. Danby in The Doctor’s Dilemma, Ergaste / Mascarille U/S in The Bungler, Eros in Antony and Cleopatra, Oberon’s Faerie in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Hollywood Bowl, Barnaby Tucker U/S in The Matchmaker, Sebastian U/S in Twelfth Night, Ensemble in Coriolanus, Ensemble in Macbeth. Other Theatres: Hamlet in Hamlet (LA Drama Critics Circle Award Nominee, LA Weekly Theatre Award Winner 2013 – Lead Male Performance) and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, Chorus in The Curse of Oedipus at Antaeus Company, Roy Baty in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? at Sacred Fools Theater Company, Jerry in The Zoo Story, King Philip in The Lion in Winter, and John Taplow in The Browning Version at Theater 40, Abram in Our Class at the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Sebastian in Twelfth Night,Juror 5 in Twelve Angry Men, and Berenger in Rhinoceros with The Mechanicals Theater Company, Napoleon in Our Farm at The Tank on 45th Street, Miser Stevens in The Devil You Know at La MaMa E.T.C./Ping Chong Company, Frankenstein’s Monster in Monster by Neal Bell, Caligula in Camus’ Caligula, among others. Film/TV: The Absence (Winner of Best Independent Film at Comic-Con 2012). Education/Training: BFA in Drama, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in NYC.
With ANW: Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra, Valentine in Twelfth Night, Mrs. Winewiller, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Marianna/Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure, Mrs. Joe/Biddy in Great Expectations, Widow Quin in The Playboy of the Western World, Belinda Blair in Noises Off, Hortensia in The Rehearsal, Nancy/Ensemble in Oliver Twist, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV, Part 1, Hannah Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Mrs. Purdie in Dear Brutus, Fay in Loot, Deborah in A Touch of the Poet, Queen Rosumund/Anna Stanislas/Ensemble in Ubu Roi, Aline Solness in The Master Builder, Emilia in Othello, Lucienne in A Flea in Her Ear, Mrs. Molloy in The Matchmaker, Virgilia in Coriolanus , Clarice/Smeraldina in The King Stag, First Witch/Lady Macduff in Macbeth among others. Other Theatres: American Conservatory Theatre, Nassau Repertory, Kenyon Festival Theatre, The Westbank (NYC), and The Matrix Theatre (LA). Film/TV: various soap operas and television guest star roles. Audio Books: With High Bridge Audio: Gapcreek and The Truest Pleasure by Robert Morgan, produced by John Runnette. Education/Training: English Speaking Theatre, Copenhagen; BFA Denison University, Granville, Ohio; the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, tutorials with Michael MacGowan; graduate and company member of the American Conservatory Theatre.
WILLIAM DENNIS HUNT
With ANW: Trufaldin in The Bungler, Lepidus/Rustic in Antony and Cleopatra. Ephraim Cabot in Desire Under the Elms Duke Solinus in The Comedy of Errors, Philly Cullen in The Playboy of the Western World, Vencentio/Tailor in The Taming of the Shrew, Mr. Brownlow/Ensemble in Oliver Twist, Northumberland/Bardolph in Henry IV, Part 1, Camillo/Gaoler in The Winter’s Tale, Matey in Dear Brutus, Prince/Apothecary in Romeo and Juliet, Duke Frederick /Duke Senior in As You Like It, Ezra Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra, Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, Egeus/Staveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Baptistin in A Flea in Her Ear, Old Man/Chorus in Electra, Sea Captain/Priest in Twelfth Night, Sicinius Velutus in Coriolanus, Anselme/Master Simon in The Miser, Escalus in Measure for Measure, Tartagalia in The King Stag, Duncan/Seward in Macbeth, Dimas in The Triumph of Love, Firs in The Cherry Orchard, Dr. Gerald Lyman in Bus Stop, Old Werle in The Wild Duck, Sir William Gower in Trelawny of the Wells, Beralde/Diafoirus in The Imaginary Invalid, King Basilio in Life is a Dream, Doctor Conveener in The Skin of Our Teeth, Reverend Tooker in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, among others. Other Theatres: Porgy and Bess at the Hollywood Bowl, Richard III, The Three Musketeers, Carry It On, Omnium Gatherum, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, King Lear, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Madwoman of Chaillot, You Never Can Tell, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Macbeth at Theatricum Botanicum; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Geffen, The Traveler, Guns, The Bacchae at Mark Taper Forum, The Heiress at The Ahmanson, The Browning Version, The Visit, Ivanov, Ardele, The Master Builder, Mrs. Warren’s Profession at Pacific Resident Theatre, The Front Page, A Moon for the Misbegotten, You Can’t Take it With You, Peccadillo, To Culebra at The Colony, A Man for All Seasons at Theatre Banshee, Mad Forest at Matrix Theatre Company, Dancing at Lughnasa, An Enemy of the People at Singular Productions, among others. Founding member of The Company Theatre, Los Angeles and The Provisional Theatre, Los Angeles. Film/TV: Cold Case, Evan Almighty, Desperate Housewives, Judging Amy, NYPD Blue, Alias, Dragonfly, Bugsy, Chaplin, Android, Frasier, Just Shoot Me, Seven Days, The West Wing, Dr. Giggles, Deep Space 9, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Secret World of Alex Mack, Wings, The Naked Truth, Major Dad, Reasonable Doubts, L.A. Law and many others. Education/Training: University of Southern California.
With ANW: Tartuffe), A Christmas Carol (2013 and 2012), Endgame Other Theatres: Tone Clusters (Theatricum Botanicum), The Bald Soprano > The Chairs (The Garage Theater), Melancholy Play (Theatrum Elysium), To Kill a Mockingbird (Sierra Madre Playhouse), Our Town (Sierra Madre Playhouse), Talk Radio (The Met Theater), Cymbeline (Theatrum Elysium, ASM), Measure for Measure (Theatricum Botanicum, ASM), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Theatricum Botanicum, ASM), Measure for Pleasure (The Garage Theater, ASM), Stop Kiss (The Garage Theater, ASM), The Three Musketeers (Theatricum Botanicum, ASM), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatricum Botanicum, ASM) Education/Training: B.A. Theater Arts Emphasis in Performance, California State Long Beach
KENNETH R. MERCKX JR.
Ken has choreographed fights and taught actors combat for film and television, theatres and universities all across the country. He is presently a faculty member at UC,Santa Barbara and Cal State, Fullerton. Ken is the resident fight choreographer the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater Festival (Cleveland) and A Noise Within (Los Angeles). Mr. Merckx received his MFA, in acting, from University of Illinois and his BA, in theatre studies, from the University of Washington.
With ANW: Porter/Witch in Macbeth, Clov in Endgame, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Pompey in Measure for Measure (originally played by Mark Bramhall), Buckingham in Richard III, Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew. Other Theatre: National & European tour of Julie Taymor’sThe King Stag, Hollywood & Las Vegas productions of Rock of Ages(original cast), Mark Taper Forum, The Araca Group, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Maine State Music Theatre, Ritual Theatre Company, New York International Fringe Festival, Expanded Arts, New Dramatists, Classical Theatre Lab and others. Film/TV: Her, Let Others Suffer (also co-writer),Silicon Valley, Weeds, Off the Map, Southland, Grey’s Anatomy (recurring), Stan Lee’s Time Jumper, Africans in America. Education/Training:Princeton University; A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard University.
With ANW: Agrippa in Antony and Cleopatra, Anselme in The Bungler,Peter in Desire Under the Elms, Lucio in Measure for Measure, Herbert Pocket/Compeyson in Great Expectations, Frederick Fellowes in Noises Off, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Ensemble in Oliver Twist, Don Carlos in Don Juan, Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Carrasco in Man of La Mancha, Jamie Cregan in A Touch of the Poet George F. Babbitt in Babbitt, Captain Macnure/Ensemble in Ubu Roi, Ragnar Brovik in The Master Builder, Roderigo in Othello, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Rugby in A Flea In Her Ear, Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream atThe Hollywood Bowl, Orestes in Electra, Swallow in A Wilde Holiday, Junius Brutus in Coriolanus, Deramo in The King Stag, Banquo in Macbeth,Semyon Yepikhodov in The Cherry Orchard, King Ferdinand of Navarre in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Tom Wrench in Trelawny of the Wells, Clarin in Life is a Dream, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Oscar Hubbard in The Little Foxes and Another Part of the Forest, Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie, Joe Gargery in Great Expectations, Randall Utterword in Heartbreak House, Clitandre in The Misanthrope, and more! Other Theatres: As Actor: 3 Songs at the Fremont Centre Theatre; Seven seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Los Angeles Theatre Center, American Conservatory Theatre. As Director: Julius Caesar at the Open Fist Theater, Two Gentleman of Verona at HVSF, Living Together at Fremont Center Theatre. Film/TV: In Justice, Rodney, The Mikes (Pilot), The Comeback, Hawaii, Malcolm In the Middle, Good Morning Miami, Miss Match, ER, Roswell, M.Y.O.B., The Drew Carey Show, 3rd Rock From the Sun. Education/Training: B.A. in Drama from Vassar College, M.F.A. from American Conservatory Theatre.
MICHAEL C. SMITH
With ANW: Alacandre, The Illusion, Maria in Twelfth Night, Old Woman in The Chairs, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations , Bessie Berger in Awake and Sing!, Queen Margaret in Richard III, Dotty Otley in Noises Off, Mrs. Alving in Ghosts, Gertrude in Hamlet, Maxine in The Night of the Iguana, Mrs. Dearth in Dear Brutus, Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Nora in A Touch of the Poet, Myra Babbitt in Babbitt, Ma Ubu in Ubu Roi,Rosemary in Picnic, Christine Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra, Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Hollywood Bowl and ANW, Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker, Esther in The Price, Alexandra in O Pioneers!, Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Grace in Bus Stop, Selfish Giant in A Wilde Holiday, Mrs. Telfer in Trelawny of the Wells, Egeon in The Comedy of Errors, Mrs. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth, Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol, Arsinoe in The Misanthrope, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Hesione in Heartbreak House, Regina in The Little Foxes, Lavinia in Another Part of The Forest, Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, Phoebe in As You Like It, among others. Other Theatres: Trinity Rep, Indiana Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Roundabout, Off and Off-Off Broadway. Film/TV: The Newsroom, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf, Aunt May on The Spectacular Spider-Man, Cold Case, Close to Home, Numb3rs, Ghost Whisperer, Threshhold, Carnivale,Kiss the Girls, Things to Do in Denver, The X-Files, Deep Space 9.
With ANW: Myron Berger, Awake and Sing, Estragon in Waiting For Godot, Pastor Manders in Ghosts, Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure, Philante in The Misanthrope, Jaggers in Great Expectations, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Vershinin in The Three Sisters, Arnolphe in The School for Wives, title role in Tartuffe, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, as well as major roles in Under Milk Wood, The Seagull, Major Barbara, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blood Wedding, Man and Superman, The Duchess of Malfi and The Way of the World. Co-directed The Learned Ladies. Other Theatres: Marc Antony in Antony and Cleopatra, Theatricum Botanicum, Mad Forest at the Matrix Theatre Company, tons of NYC and regional theatre roles, including leads in The Normal Heart, Talley’s Folly, and The Sound of Teeth. Directed The Cherry Orchard at Interact Theatre Company (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Production of 1999), As You Like It at Actor’s Co-op, Miss Witherspoon at West Coast Ensemble, and the world premieres of My Brain Tumor and Muckrakers, among others. Ensemble Member of The Antaeus Company. Film/TV: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, the forgotten, Burn Notice, Charmed, Alias, Judging Amy, Stargate, She Spies, various Star Treks, Days of our Lives, 3 Ninjas, Live From Baghdad, The President’s Man 2, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, The Confidant, the award winning shorts Chicxulub and Vartan LLP, and many, many others. Voice Over: Commercials from Acura to Kentucky Fried Chicken to McDonalds, animated features such as The Lorax, and loads of video games and cartoons too numerous to name.
Words Within Resident Artists’ Play Reading Series Schedule
- Wednesday, May 14, 7pm | The Dark at the Top of the Stairs by William Inge | Directed by Deborah Strang
- Wednesday, June 25, 7pm | Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov | Directed by Joel Swetow
- Wednesday, July 23, 7pm | Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard | Director TBD
- Wednesday, August 4, 7pm | The Lady’s Not for Burning by Christopher Fry | Directed by William Dennis Hunt
- Wednesday, September 29, 7pm | Copenhagen by Michael Frayn | Director TBD
Admission to these events is free. To RSVP, call the Box Office at 626.356.3100.