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May 9, 2015 , The Helen

Play Reading - Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

Directed by Stephen Wadsworth

Run time: 2 hours with one intermission

Three tenors. Three egos. One Stage. What could possibly go wrong? Producer - and former mayor of Cleveland - Henry Saunders is about to find out as he attempts to stage the concert of the century. But with an amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife causing chaos on an operatic level, all bets are off! As opening night draws near, flaring tempers, mistaken identities and bedroom hijinks bring new meaning to the phrase "the show must go on." This New Ground reading is a laugh-out-loud farce set amidst the glitz and glamour of 1930s Paris.

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Susannah Flood

Susannah Flood

(Mimi) is a New York-based actress whose recent off-Broadway work includes Ivo Von Hove's Scenes From A Marriage and the U.S. premier of Caryl Churchill's Love and Information, New York Theater Workshop; The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, The Play Company; Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Playwrights Horizons; Tribes, more(Mimi) is a New York-based actress whose recent off-Broadway work includes Ivo Von Hove's Scenes From A Marriage and the U.S. premier of Caryl Churchill's Love and Information, New York Theater Workshop; The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, The Play Company; Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Playwrights Horizons; Tribes, Barrow Street Theatre; As You Like It, The Public Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival; Bird in the Hand, Fulcrum Theater; Baby Screams Miracle, Clubbed Thumb; and Okay, Ensemble Studio Theatre. Susannah has worked regionally at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Trinity Repertory Company (Independent Reviewers of New England Award nomination for Best Actress) and is very happy to be able to add Cleveland Play House to the list. Television credits include Law & Order: SVU and The Civilians. Susannah is a graduate of Brown/Trinity and U.C. Berkeley.

Cameron Folmar

Cameron Folmar

(Max) is returning to Cleveland Play House after his performance in this season’s The Little Foxes. He's happy to be working with Stephen Wadsworth again, after teaming up with him for The Figaro Plays last year at McCarter Theatre. With the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., Cameron is more(Max) is returning to Cleveland Play House after his performance in this season’s The Little Foxes. He's happy to be working with Stephen Wadsworth again, after teaming up with him for The Figaro Plays last year at McCarter Theatre. With the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., Cameron is an Affiliated Artist and has appeared in Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, An Ideal Husband, Hamlet, Timon of Athens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear. New York credits include The 39 Steps on Broadway. Off-Broadway credits include The 39 Steps, Volpone, The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, Five by Tenn and Waiting for Godot. Regional credits include The Habit of Art, Studio Theatre; Five by Tenn, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; The Winter’s Tale and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Don Juan, Seattle Repertory Theatre; Scapin, Denver Center for the Performing Arts; The Tempest, McCarter Theatre Center; and The Mousetrap, Studio Arena Theatre. Television credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Conviction. Cameron is also credited as the voice of Genn Graymane in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Greg Germann

Greg Germann

(Saunders) is a native of Houston and was raised outside of Golden, Colorado. Greg graduated from University of Northern Colorado. He is a member of Circle Repertory Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre, accumulating credits in off-Broadway and Broadway shows including Assassins, The Person I Was and War Games, among others. more(Saunders) is a native of Houston and was raised outside of Golden, Colorado. Greg graduated from University of Northern Colorado. He is a member of Circle Repertory Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre, accumulating credits in off-Broadway and Broadway shows including Assassins, The Person I Was and War Games, among others. Greg also starred in the hit play Speed The Plow at Geffen Playhouse. Television credits include Ally McBeal, Darrow, Conduct Unbecoming and House of Lies. Film credits include Get Hard, Quitters, Atlas Shrugged: Part III, Here Comes the Boom, Answers To Nothing, Talladega Nights, Friends With Money, Down to Earth, Sweet November, The Last Producer, Jesus’s Son, Committed, Caught in the Act, Down and Derby, Once Around and Clear and Present Danger. He starred in the short film Culture, which earned a 1999 Academy Award nomination.

Shuler Hensley

Shuler Hensley

(Tito/Beppo) has appeared on Broadway in No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot in repertory; Young Frankenstein (as well as in the U.S. National Tour); Tarzan; Oklahoma! (also at The National Theatre and London’s West End; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards); and Les Misérables. Off-Broadway credits more(Tito/Beppo) has appeared on Broadway in No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot in repertory; Young Frankenstein (as well as in the U.S. National Tour); Tarzan; Oklahoma! (also at The National Theatre and London’s West End; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards); and Les Misérables. Off-Broadway credits include How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Madison Square Garden); Carousel (Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic); The Most Happy Fella and Fiorello! (Encores!), among others. Other credits include No Man’s Land, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; The Guardsman, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, Alliance Theatre; All About Us, Westport Playhouse; The Phantom of the Opera, Hamburg, Germany; and The Most Happy Fella, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ American Songbook. Opera appearances include Wozzeck, Curtis Institute Of Music; and Regina, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This past year, Shuler was awarded the “Stage Performance of the Year” by New York Magazine for his work in The Whale.

Julia Murney

Julia Murney

(Tatiana Racón) last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), Falling (Drama Desk nomination), The Landing, The Vagina Monologues and A more(Tatiana Racón) last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), Falling (Drama Desk nomination), The Landing, The Vagina Monologues and A Class Act, among others. Regionally she has performed at Signature Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Reprise!LA, Sacramento Music Circus, NCT, MUNY, Rubicon Theatre Company and Goodspeed Opera House, among others. Among her television credits are 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Brothers and Sisters, Ed, NYPD Blue, Law and Order and many, many voiceovers. A Syracuse University graduate, Julia’s recordings include the original cast albums of The Wild Party and A Class Act, the Grammy nominated Actor’s Fund Benefit of Hair and her first solo album, I’m Not Waiting, which is available on Sh-K-Boom records and at juliamurney.com.

Daniel Reece

Daniel Reece

(Carlo Nucci) recently appeared in a staged reading of Adrienne Kennedy’s new play He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box at Theatre for a New Audience. Other New York credits include Old Sound Room LEAR, HUB Studios; The Hamlet Collective, Interborough Repertory Theater; as well as readings and workshops more(Carlo Nucci) recently appeared in a staged reading of Adrienne Kennedy’s new play He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box at Theatre for a New Audience. Other New York credits include Old Sound Room LEAR, HUB Studios; The Hamlet Collective, Interborough Repertory Theater; as well as readings and workshops at various theaters throughout the city. Daniel’s regional credits include several productions at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre and Connecticut Repertory Theatre. This summer, he can be seen on the new TNT original series Public Morals. Daniel is a co-founder of the NYC non-profit theatre company Old Sound Room. He received his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.

Mary Lou Rosato

Mary Lou Rosato

(Maria) has appeared on and off-Broadway, regionally at Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Theater (Washington), Seattle Repertory Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She played Queen Aggravain in the Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress, staring Sarah Jessica Parker. Mary Lou was directed by more(Maria) has appeared on and off-Broadway, regionally at Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Theater (Washington), Seattle Repertory Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She played Queen Aggravain in the Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress, staring Sarah Jessica Parker. Mary Lou was directed by Stephen Wadsworth in The Triumph of Love, Mirandolina and Changes of Heart, which she received a best actress nomination for the LA Drama Critics Circle Awards. Her films include Quiz Show, Hudsucker Proxy, The Wedding Banquet, Two Bits starring Al Pacino and John Tutturo’s Illuminata. Television credits include Titus, Law and Order: SVU, Caroline in the City and Warehouse 13. A graduate of Juilliard Drama and a founding member of The Acting Company, Mary Lou teaches and directs. She currently teaches and co-heads the B.F.A. Acting Program at the California Institute of the Arts.

Tom Humes

(Stage Manager) returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes These Mortal Hosts, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Mountaintop, The Little Foxes, and Grounded. Assistant stage management work at CPH includes Shakespeare in Love, How I Learned to Drive, All the Way, Steel Magnolias, Ken Ludwig’s A more(Stage Manager) returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes These Mortal Hosts, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Mountaintop, The Little Foxes, and Grounded. Assistant stage management work at CPH includes Shakespeare in Love, How I Learned to Drive, All the Way, Steel Magnolias, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Maurice Hines Is Tappin Thru Life, Clybourne Park, Breath and Imagination, A Christmas Story, Woody Sez, Lombardi, and A Night With Janis Joplin. Selected area stage management credits include Rock of Ages, Godspell, The Frogs, Smokey Joe's Café, Avenue Q, Pippin, and Oliver! (Cain Park); Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte (The Cleveland Orchestra); Tosca, La Boheme, and Lucia Di Lammermoor (Opera Cleveland); Caroline, or Change (Dobama Theatre and Karamu House); and History Boys (Beck Center for the Arts). He is a proud member of both Actors' Equity Association and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University.

Ken Ludwig

(Playwright) has had 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London’s West End, and his plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. His first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, which the Washington Post called "one of the classic comedies of more(Playwright) has had 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London’s West End, and his plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. His first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, which the Washington Post called "one of the classic comedies of the 20th century,” won two Tony Awards and was nominated for seven. He has also won two Laurence Olivier Awards (England’s highest theater honor), the Charles MacArthur Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award for Best Mystery from The Mystery Writers of America, the SETC Distinguished Career Award, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Services to the American Theatre. His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic. He has written 22 plays and musicals, including Crazy For You (5 years on Broadway and the West End, Tony and Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Game’s Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, The Three Musketeers, and The Beaux’ Stratagem. His most recent plays include Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors, and Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol (2015 Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Play). His newest book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, (winner of the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014) is published by Random House. His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins, and Kristin Bell. His work is published by the Yale Review, and he is a Sallie B. Goodman Fellow of the McCarter Theatre, Princeton. He holds degrees from Harvard, where he studied music with Leonard Bernstein, Haverford College and Cambridge University. For more information, please visit www.kenludwig.com.

Stephen Wadsworth

(Director) Wadsworth’s productions of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Wagner’s Ring cycle, a series of Marivaux comedies, the Beaumarchais Figaro trilogy, and plays and operas by Shakespeare, Molière, Handel, Goldoni, Mozart, Shaw, Wilde, and Coward, have established him as a master of the classical repertoire and one of the most influential directors in more(Director) Wadsworth’s productions of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Wagner’s Ring cycle, a series of Marivaux comedies, the Beaumarchais Figaro trilogy, and plays and operas by Shakespeare, Molière, Handel, Goldoni, Mozart, Shaw, Wilde, and Coward, have established him as a master of the classical repertoire and one of the most influential directors in the American theater. He has also directed plays by John Guare, Beth Henley, Anna Deavere Smith, and Terrence McNally (Master Class on Broadway and in London’s West End, starring Tyne Daly) and during the 1990s reintroduced the work of Marivaux to the U.S. in a series of translations and productions (available as Marivaux: Three Plays from Smith and Kraus). His translation/production of Molière’s Don Juan reimagined and revived a lost text, and, with his work on Marivaux, earned him the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the government of France. He has three productions in the repertoire of the Metropolitan Opera (Rodelinda, Boris Godunov, and Iphigénie en Tauride) and has directed opera in Milan, Vienna, London, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and notably in Seattle, where his famous production of Wagner’s Ring cycle played 2000-2013. He wrote the opera A Quiet Place with Leonard Bernstein (Grammy nomination) and was a 2013 Fellow at the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, and a 2015 McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman playwriting fellow. He is the James S. Marcus Faculty Fellow at the Juilliard School and Head of Dramatic Studies in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

Learning From the Best: The CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Learning From the Best: The CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

In 1996, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House launched a jointly administered Master of Fine Arts in Acting program. This three-ye...

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