A Graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Orlando Bloom made his professional stage debut in David Storey’s In Celebration in London’s West End. In 2011, he performed Shakespearean texts set to Tchaikovsky, for Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic. Bloom had his breakthrough film roles in 2001 as “Legolas” in the Academy Award®-winning trilogy The Lord of the Rings and in 2003 as “Will Turner” in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown and Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven. Other notable credits include Black Hawk Down, Troy, Haven and The Good Doctor. Bloom recently starred opposite Forest Whitaker in Zulu and reprised his role of “Legolas” in The Hobbit trilogy.
Condola Rashad received 2012 and 2013 Tony® nominations for her performances in Stick Fly and The Trip To Bountiful. Previously, she received rave reviews for her performance in Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Ruined, for which she also received a Theatre World Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Other theater credits include Tambourines To Glory at the Alliance Theatre and Pearl at the Kennedy Center. Rashad’s film and TV credits include 30 Beats, Sex and the City 2, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Smash, Georgetown, The Good Wife and Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias opposite Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard. Rashad is branching out into music with a forthcoming solo album the letter9.
Broadway: King Lear, Parade (Tony®, Drama Desk Awards), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony®, Drama Desk Awards). Stratford: Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jacques Brel, As You Like It, Elizabeth Rex, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Fiddler on the Roof. Other theater credits: The Winter’s Tale, My Life With Albertine, The Tempest, High Life, The Elephant Man, The Story of My Life, Vigil, Larry’s Party, Cyrano, Richard III. Film/TV: This is Wonderland, Ararat, Elizabeth Rex, The Event, Sleepy Hollow, Deeply, Lilies, The Wars (Genie, Gemini Awards).
Broadway: Dead Accounts, Follies (Tony® nomination), The Importance of Being Earnest, Bye, Bye, Birdie, Wicked, Well (Tony® Nomination, Theater World Award) Off-Broadway: Harrison Texas, Coraline (Drama Desk Nomination), The New Century, The Receptionist (Lortel Nomination), The Pain and the Itch, Well, Public Theatre (Obie Award, Drama Desk, Lortel Nominations), True Love. Regional: Steppenwolf Theatre, Wilma Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Yale Rep, Actors Theater of Louisville. Film: Morning Glory, The Bounty Hunter, Everybody’s Fine, Garden State, Changing Lanes, Trust The Man. Television: Conviction, Law & Order, Third Watch.
Tony Award®, Cy Coleman’s The Life. A veteran of 10 Broadway shows. Mr. Cooper has performed on Broadway in every theatrical genre: drama (McGuinniss’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me); comedy (Neil Simon’s Rumors); musical (Kushner/Tesori’s Caroline or Change and others). Last season: Lucille Lortel Award, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson. Recent TV: House of Cards. Favorite regional: Joe Keller, Arthur Miller’s All My Son’s (Intiman); The Mikado (Carnegie Hall); Choir Boy (MTC). Other film, television, concert, stage and recording credits at www.chuckcooper.net. Favorite role: Eddie, Alex and Lilli’s father.
Broadway: All My Sons, Skylight (Theater World Award); Off-Broadway includes: title roles in the Public’s Kit Marlowe, TFANA’s Coriolanus and Hamlet (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination). Inaugural company member of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater London (Henry V, A Chaste Maid In Cheapside) and company member of BAM/Old Vic’s The Bridge Project (As You Like It, The Tempest). Film/television includes: The Hurt Locker, National Treasure, Showtime’s Dexter, K19 The Widowmaker, Happy Tears, Henry May Long, Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, Sci Fi’s Haven, Europa Report and upcoming directorial debut Days and Nights. Juilliard group 25.
Broadway: Fences (revival). Off-Broadway credits include: The Piano Lesson (2013 Lortel Award, Drama League Nomination) and Seven Guitars (2007 Obie Award) with Signature Theatre; Love, Loss and What I Wore; Macbeth (TFNA); The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; and Things of Dry Hours (NYTW – 2010 Drama League Nomination). Numerous regional and international credits. Film/Television includes: Detachment, The Help, Salt, Life During Wartime, Rachel Getting Married, Masters of Sex, A Gifted Man, The Big C.
Conrad began his career on the stages of Ireland, where he won particular acclaim for his portrayal of Hally in Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys. His West End debut came in 2006 in Marie Jones’ Stones In His Pockets. His most recent project was Jerome Salle’s Zulu, which premiered as the closing film at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. He is a trustee for the charity Dramatic Need. This is his first visit to America.
Corey is making his Broadway debut in ROMEO AND JULIET; Off-Broadway: Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company), Suicide Incorporated (Roundabout Theatre Company), St. Louis Woman (City Center). Regional: Piece of My Heart (New York Stage & Film). Television: Golden Boy (CBS), Royal Pains (USA). Film: Universal Pictures’ Non-Stop, Winter’s Tale directed by Akiva Goldsman, Marvel’s Iron Man 3. Recipient of the John Houseman Award and Laura Pels Prize in acting. Education: The Juilliard School. www.coreyhawkins.com
Broadway: American Idiot (Will), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Carlos, original cast). Regional: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Drake, world premiere); Rent (Roger); Chicago (Billy); Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph); It’s A Wonderful Life (Jake); Once on This Island (Daniel). Solo albums: Justin Guarini RCA Records, Stranger Things Have Happened. TV (partial): American Idol, Season 1. www.justinguarini.com
Sampson, u/s Paris
Donte Bonner studied at the University of Central Florida. Stage credits include the East Coast Premiere of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at InterAct Theatre. Film and television credits include Sydney White, Inside A Change, Boardwalk Empire, and HBO’s Criminal Justice.
Broadway: Once (Tony Award® Best Musical, Grammy® award). TV: All My Children, The Carrie Diaries. Training: BFA The University of Michigan, RADA. Thanks to David and JV for this incredible opportunity, Stone Manner Salners, family, friends, Alex and Geoff who reminded me to play.
Sheria Irving is delighted to make her Broadway debut. Recent credits include The Winter’s Tale (Yale Rep), Hollow Roots, Wintertime, Blacktop Sky, Iphigenia Among The Stars (Yale School of Drama), Anna Bella Eema, Becoming Sylvia (Williamstown Theater Festival). BADA, M.F.A., Yale School of Drama 2013. www.sheriairving.com.
Broadway: Julius Caesar. Regional: Ruined, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center) TV: 30 Rock, Conviction. Film: Upcoming Winter’s Tale, And So It Goes. MFA, National Theatre Conservatory. Love to his family, friends, Jon & DBA and T.H.! Philippians 4:19
Standby: Romeo, Balthasar, Abraham
Broadway debut. NY: Cycling Past the Matterhorn (Theatre Row), The Poppet Show (Arcade Theatre), Shelf Life (NY Fringe Festival), Three Musketeers (Actors Shakespeare Company). Regional: Twelfth Night (Cincinnati Playhouse), Assassins (Berkshire Theatre Festival), 1776 (Drury Lane), The Taming of the Shrew (First Folio Shakespeare Festival). Film: Celeste, Possum, The Unremembered. MFA: Rutgers University.
Stage: “Henry” in Mamet’s Race at Goodman Theatre; “Tigellinus” in Salome, with Al Pacino; numerous roles at Public Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Two River Theater. TV: “Elvin” on The Cosby Show. Film: The Paper (directed by Ron Howard); Wilde Salome (directed by Pacino).
Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Jasper u/s). Off-Broadway: The Common Pursuit. Tours: Oklahoma! (Curly), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik u/s). Four shows in the 2008-09 season at the Alley Theatre. Several at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Love to Laura, Friends, Family. Thanks Jay, Danielle, Kyle!
Broadway: Mary Stuart, The Best Man, Timon of Athens, Serious Money. International: Richard III (Bridge Project); We Are Not These Hands (Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus); True West (Donmar Warehouse); Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar (Globe Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: TFANA, Public, NYSF, Transport Group.
Credits include, Broadway: Angels in America, Shimada, The Miser, You Never Can Tell. MTC: Aristocrats. EST: Moving Bodies. “Mrs. Kathryn Bader” on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Member BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop where she wrote the book, lyrics and music for Curious & Rare. More at tracysallows.com.
Broadway: Cyrano De Bergerac, Hamlet, Art, Ivanov, Two Shakespearean Actors, Macbeth, The King & I. Public Theater: Stuff Happens, The Seagull, Richard III, Othello… Film & TV: Care, Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl, Rubicon, Law & Order, L&O SVU, NY Undercover, One Fine Day, O Pioneers.
Citizen of Verona
Broadway Debut. Off-Broadway: Hit the Wall at Barrow Street Theater. Williamstown Theater Festival: Whaddabloodclot!!! by Katori Hall, co-produced by Signature Theater Company. TV: House of Cards. Film: Closure, Portraits in Dramatic Time, and He’s Way More Famous Than You. Training: Juilliard.
Citizen of Verona
Broadway: Cyrano, Henry IV, Broken Glass. Off- Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Empty Plate…., Seagull, Marvin’s Room. Nance has performed in over 120 productions regionally, 58 of them have been with her husband, actor/director Kurt Rhoads, 42 of them were written by Shakespeare. Priceless.