Cast & Creative

Jenna Dallacco –  (Woman #1)


Jenna Dallacco is more than thrilled to be returning to the NYMF in Marry, Harry. New York: Cruel Shoes (NYMF ’12), Broadway by the Year: 1961, ’72, ’75, and ‘87 (Town Hall), Saltzman & Cunnigham’s Queen Esther (originated title role), The Johnny (Fringe NYC) Obama in Naples (June Havoc Theatre). Cabaret: Broadway Ballyhoo at Feinstein’s at the Regency and Too Legit to Quit at the Laurie Beechman. Regional: Oliver! and The Christmas Inn(Westchester B’way Theatre) The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe(TheatreworksUSA), Willy Wonka (Sandbox Theatre). Graduate of NYU Steinhardt, and proud member of Actor’s Equity. Love to all. 

Cameron Folmar – (Manolo)

 

Broadway: The 39 Steps; Off Bway: Five By Tenn (N.Y. Drama League Nominee for Outstanding Performance 2004), The Merchant of Venice, Waiting For Godot. Regional: Scapin (Denver Center), The Tempest (McCarter Theatre), Don Juan (Seattle Rep), Habit of Art (Studio Theatre), An Ideal Husband, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, All's Well That Ends Well (The Shakespeare Theatre, Wash., D.C.). TV: Law and Order: CI. Voice of Genn Greymane in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Graduate of the Juilliard School.​

Annie Golden – (Debby)


Annie Golden considers herself the illegitimate child of the legitimate theatre, having been discovered on the Bowery fronting a rock band and cast by Milos Forman as Jeannie in Hair, the 1978 film.  Some Broadway credits include: Xanada, The Full Monty, Ah! Wilderness. Also was Sondheim’s original Squeaky Fromme in Assassins (Playwrights Horizons).  Numerous Film/TV credits – just wrapped shooting season 1 of "Orange Is The New Black" for Lionsgate/Netflix which will be available June, 2013.  Visit her facebook fan page to keep up!

Philip Hoffman – (Big Harry)


10 original Broadway casts including Into the Woods (1987), Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof (2004), Is There Life After High School?, The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Catered Affair. Off-Broadway credits range from All in the Timing to Yiddle with a Fiddle. Elsewhere: Speed-the-Plow (Charlie Fox),Angels In America: Perestroika (Roy Cohn), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus),Bat Boy (Dr. Parker). National tour of Titanic. Television: “Law and Order”, “Blue Blods”, “666 Park Avenue”, “Deadline”. Recordings include Broadway cast albums, Merrily We Roll Along (1994), Jekyll & Hyde: The Complete Work and others. www.1philiphoffman.com

Rod Lawrence – (Man #1)


Rod Lawrence is super stoked to be returning to NYMF after playing Jim Marcel in Central Avenue Breakdown last year. He is currently in a life-long, on-going love affair with his guitar, listening, creating and art. Favorite credits include: Youth in Passing Strange (Playhouse Square), Buddy/Snake in the regional premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' Book of Grace (CPT), Jeff Bowen in the regional premiere of [title of show] (Playhouse Square), Mr. Black in Lippa's The Wild Party, and the roles of Simon/Rex/Jesse in Tanya Barfield'sBlue Door, Baldwin-Wallace Music Theatre. Endless love & gratitude to the dopest mom in the world, Angie D, Older Rod (pops), Evan, Shelby, Aunt C&B, Cousins, Gma, Vicky, Scott, random NY street prayer givers, Mary Harry Team, awesome friends, and JWW.

Jillian Louis – (Sherri)


Jillian Louis is delighted to be in Marry Harry again! Jillian has performed in lots of NYC and regional theaters, once in the UK, and this is her fifth NYMF production. Jillian can be seen playing dippy supporting screwballs in the new series “Wallflowers” and upcoming feature Mount Joy, and is currently writing a short story collection and two musicals with a bunch of amazing folks. Thanks a million to this beautiful team and all my love to Keith. Please come visit at JillianLouis.com!

Kate Rigg – (Ping)


Upon graduation from the acting program at Juilliard, Kate moonlighted in comedy clubs and spoken word speak-easies around New York. Since then, she has headlined at the Vancouver Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival, The Perth International Festival and clubs around the country. With special invited performances at The Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Natural History, Comedy Central Theater, and LA Grand Performances. Kate is the lyricist/vocalist for Slanty Eyed Mama. Off Broadway: The Jammer (Atlantic), BFE (Playwrights Horizons), The Vagina Monologues, Dogeaters (NYSF), Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (NYTW). Regional: LAsians, Sez She (Mark Taper Forum/CTGLA), As You Like It (Playmaker's Rep), Wilder Rediscovered (ATL). Film: That’s What She Said, Race Is the Place, The Naughty Show. TV: “Law & Order SVU,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order C.I.,” “Family Guy,” “The Dr. Phil Show” (comedy correspondent), “Women of Comedy" (Comedy Central), “Comedy Now!,” “VH1′s Awesomely Bad,” “One Night Stand Up.”

Robb Sapp – (Little Harry)


Credits include Shrek (Pinocchio, Broadway), Wicked (Boq, Broadway), The Lion King (Ed, Las Vegas), Happiness (Mick Jagger, Lincoln Center), Zanna, Don’t! (Tank, cast recording), Johnny Guitar (Turkey, cast recording), Enter Laughing (Marvin, cast recording), Saturday Night Fever (First National),Happy Days (Chachi, Paper Mill), Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas(Wendell, Goodspeed), Doctor Zhivago (London, concert reading), Martin inThe Single Girl’s Guide (Capital Rep), as well as numerous workshops, readings and regional theatres across the country. Robb holds a BFA from Syracuse University and co-founded the Brooklyn-based creative studio dirty sugar. 

Jane Summerhays – (Francine)


Broadway: The Wild Party (Public Theatre/NYSF), The Real Inspector Hound, Taking Steps, Lend Me a Tenor, Me and My Girl (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), Sugar Babies, A Chorus Line (also London). National Tours: Sugar Babies, Nash at Nine, Oh Kay!  Off Broadway/Regional: A Loss of Roses, Bus Stop, Noel and Gertie, On Approval, Paris Lights, Follies, Anyone Can Whistle, amongst others. TV: ( includes) Sex and the City, Ed, Law & Order, Working it Out, The Cosby Mysteries, New York News, Kennedy Center Honors. Indie Films: This Train, Back Seat, Scott Free, Eva. Founding Director/Broadway Musical Project Tel Aviv/New York.

Katie Zaffrann – (Woman #2)


New York: Marry Harry (Amas Musical Theatre), String (New Dramatists), A Christmas Carol (Variations Theatre Group), Emerging Artists Theatre, Midtown Int’l Festival, Downtown Urban Festival, and more. Regional credits include john and jen and Grey Gardens (freeFall Theatre), A Cappella Humana (Delaware Theatre Co.), Almost, Maine (Chenango River Theatre),Miracle on 34th St. (John W. Engeman Theater), and a summer season at Shakespeare & Co. Her short film NAKED, a musical romp about living life to the fullest (au naturel), is on its way to the festival circuit. katiezaffrann.com

Kent Nicholson – Director

 

Kent Nicholson recently inaugurated TUTS Underground series with his production of Lizzie. Most recently he directed Light in the Piazza for South Coast Repertory. Other credits include shows for Berkeley Repertory, and Seattle Repertory theaters, The Weston Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville Humana Festival, TheatreWorks, Aurora Theater, Marin Theater Company, and Magic Theater. Musicals he has directed include productions of Grey Gardens, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and Long Story Short. A noted developer of both new plays and musicals, he currently serves as the Director of Musical Theater and Literary Associate at Playwrights Horizons in New York.

Jennifer Robbins – Bookwriter

 

Jennifer is a theatre producer with over twenty five Broadway and Off Broadway credits. This is her first venture as bookwriter of a musical. She co-wrote and produced the film “Hudson River Blues.” She is a member of the Broadway League and is on the Board of Directors of New York Stage & Film.

Michael Biello – Lyrics

Dan Martin – Music

 

Michael Biello (lyricist) and Dan Martin (composer) are award-winning songwriters, life-partners, and longtime collaborators. In addition to Marry Harry, Biello and Martin’s newest show in development is In My Body - a concept musical about body image. Other musicals include The Cousins Grimm - produced in Chicago in 2008 following a staged reading at NYMF (Anna Sosenko Trust Award) and a workshop at the O’Neill;

and Breathe - produced in Chicago (1999 After Dark Award) and in many other US cities. Their songs have been performed from PS 122 to Lincoln Center by a wide range of vocalists including Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, Bessie Award winner Tom Bogdan, and disco diva Karen “Hot Shot” Young. Film/Video projects include The Dance (in the permanent collection of MoMA), Clones in Love (Best Short, San Francisco LGBT Video Festival), and the anthem for the First Comes Love Project. Members of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and the Dramatists Guild. www.biellomartin.com and www.facebook.com/biellomartinstudio

Christopher McGovern – Music Director


Writing credits: "Let The Memories Begin" (Disney), Lizzie Borden(Goodspeed Musicals), Crash Club, Roswell, Dr. Radio, Cagney (Carbonell Award), Backwards in High Heels (many LORT productions), Holiday ior Hope (Bushnell Theatre), many others. CD Production/Original Songs: Gilles Chiasson (Slow Down), and Tony nominees Rebecca Luker (Leaving Home), Susan Egan (Coffee House, Winter Tracks and Live), and Alison Fraser (Men in My Life). Inter/National: The Presidents w/Rich Little (PBS & tour), Lion King (Disney/HongKong) Aladdin and composer/lyricist for Mickey’s Dream Company (Tokyo/Disney). Concerts: Tony winners Heather Headley and Rupert Holmes, Susan Egan (incl. Carnegie Hall), Liz Callaway, Jason Graae, Roslyn Kind, Christiane Noll, Karen Mason. Off-Broadway: Ionescopade, Two by Two (with Jason Alexander & Tovah Feldshuh), Roadside, Still Getting My Act Together, That’s Life, Jazz Singer, Sheba, Identical Twins, Breathe, Fishkin Touch. Regional: Next to Normal, Jolson at the Winter Garden, Last Five Years, Spitfire Grill, Dream a Little Dream, Some Kind of Wonderful (Silver Palm Award), Hair, Pajama Game, {title of show}, Beehive, Joseph, World Goes 'Round, Little Shop, Tommy, Godspell, and many others. Love always to my legal spouse Mark. – Music Director


 

Wendy Seyb – Choreographer


Credits include: The Pee Wee Herman Show (Broadway/HBO), The Toxic Avenger Musical (Lortel, Callaway, DORA nominations), Myths and Humns, Yeast Nation, Click Clack Moo (Lortel nomination). Wendy has choreographed for Disney Theatrical Productions, Nickelodeon, and SeaWorld; and through her company, EveryDayMan Adventures has created over 20 dance comedies. Wendy is a recipient of the Golden Nose Award for her dance comedy Super Novas; and is an alumna of Dancebreak and Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Most recently, she completed her first dance comedy short called Catch; and is currently working on a feature film and creating a cance comedy series. www.wendyseyb.com.

Martin T. Lopez – Set and Costume Design


Martin T. Lopez is a NYC based scenic and costume designer. Recent work includes set and costume design for Baby Case at the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2012, which won six NYMF awards including honorable mention for excellence in production design and “Best of the Fest”. Upcoming projects include set designs for Lucia di Lammermoor and H.M.S. Pinaforefor Opera Saratoga’s 2013 season. He was one of six designers chosen as a recipient in the 2004 NEA/TCG Career Development Program, and together with frequent collaborators, director Lawrence Edelson and lighting designer Joshua Epstein, Martin was one of the first winners of the Opera America Director/Designer Showcase, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. www.martintlopezdesign.com

Grant Yeager – Lighting Design


New York: Now. Here. This  (Vineyard Theatre); Between Worlds (New York Stages); Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic Theatre Company); Love Child (New World Stages); designer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2009-2012; designer for the New York Pops Orchestra 2012-2013 Season, and over 25 concerts and events at Carnegie Hall. Regional/Int'l: Joseph... (Dallas Theater Center); ...Judas Iscariot (Yale Dramatic Association); Soul Doctor (Parker Playhouse); Backwards in High Heels (Cleveland Playhouse); Vices (Theatre Aspen); Academy (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Mormons... (Barrington Stage); Siudy Entre Mundos (Teatro Teresa Carreño, Venezuela); Central Avenue Breakdown(Suseong Artpia, Korea), The Tempest (Bermuda Arts Festival). 

Howie Cherpakov - Casting Director


Broadway: Next Fall (2010 Artios Nomination), The Seafarer, Coram Boy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun. National Tours: Dirty Dancing,Chicago (7 National & International Companies), South Pacific. Off-Broadway/Regional: New York Stage & Film (five Seasons), Fault Lines (2009 Artios Award), Ahrens’ & Flaherty’s The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theatre), Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party (Acorn), This Isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre-London), Rock Doves & A Tribute to Brian Friel (Irish Arts Center), The Opposite of Sex (Magic Theatre), Flight, In This House (Melting Pot Theatre Co.) This Is Our Youth. Member: Casting Society of America. www.hccasting.com

Donna Trinkoff – General Manager


Donna is the artistic producer of Amas Musical Theatre, a non-profit performing arts organization in NYC. Musicals: The Other Josh Cohen(Lucille Lortel Nomination Best Musical), Triassic Parq: The Musical, Aesop & Co, Signs, Wanda’s World (Lucille Lortel Nomination Best Musical), Shout! The Mod Musical, Lone Star Love, Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Story, Zanna, Don’t!, Langston Hughes' Little Ham, 4 Guys Named Jose and over 75 musicals for the Amas Musical Theatre Lab. Artistic Associate of the Cabaret and Performance Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in CT. Member: League for Professional Theatre Women. 1998 New York Municipal Art Society Award of Merit and 2003 Galaxy Award from the NY Women's Association.

For further information, please contact: marryharrymusical@gmail.com

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