Annette Bening

Kathleen Chalfant

Jessica Hecht

David Henry Hwang

Cherry Jones

John Lithgow

Taylor Louderman

Jerry Mitchell

Will Power

Daryl Roth

Patrick Stewart

Regina Taylor

Richard Thomas

Paula Vogel

Lauren Yee


Annette Bening

Annette Bening is a four time Academy Award-nominee for her roles in The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julia (2004) and The Kids Are All Right (2010).  Prior to becoming a film actress, Bening was a member of the acting company at American Conservatory Theater in SF and was seen most recently in New York in King Lear with the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.

Kathleen Chalfant

Kathleen Chalfant is an American actress known for her work on the stage, film and television.  Chalfant  has been nominated for numerous awards for her roles in the original productions of Tony Kushner‘s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and for her performance as Vivian Bearing in Margaret Edson‘s play Wit.

Jessica Hecht

Jessica Hecht made her Broadway debut in The Last Night of Ballyhoo and has appeared on Broadway After the Fall, Julius Caesar, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, A View From the Bridge (which garnered her a Tony nomination) and Harvey. She is known as Victoria in the indie hit Sideways and as Susan Bunch on TV’s Friends.

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter and librettist.  He is best known as the author of M. Butterfly, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1988. Other Broadway credits include Chinglish, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist. He has received numerous awards including the 2012 Steinberg “Mimi” Award, and serves as the director of the Playwriting Concentration at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones is an American actress most noted for her work on the stage.  She has won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play for The Heiress in 1995 and Doubt in 2005, three Drama Desk Awards and an Emmy Award in 2009 for her role as Allison Taylor on the FOX series “24.” She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2014.

John Lithgow

John Lithgow is an American actor, musician and author with a diverse and award winning career. He received a Tony Award for his work in Broadway’s The Sweet Smell of Success and The Changing Room, He also received a nomination for his work in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  He has also received five Emmy Awards for his performances including his portrayal as TV’s Dick Solomon in “3rd Rock from the Sun” and Arthur Mitchell in “Dexter.” Notable film credits include The World According to GarpTerms of Endearment and Footloose.

Taylor Louderman

Tony nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Taylor Louderman is recently starred as Regina George in MEAN GIRLS on Broadway. For this performance, she also earned: Broadway.com Award for Favorite Diva Performance and 2018 Drama League Award Nomination. Although Taylor played the infamous Queen Bee, she is a little bit nicer in real life. She recently finished starring as ‘Lauren’ in Kinky Boots on Broadway and she made her Broadway debut originating the role of ‘Campbell’ in Bring it On: The Musical. Television credits include: Nick Jr.’s “Sunny Day” (Blair), Wendy in NBC’s Peter Pan Live, HBO’s “High Maintenance.” Taylor has also starred in roles off- Broadway at The Vineyard, Papermill Playhouse, and THE MUNY. Thanks to ICM, Luna, Mom, Dad and four little sisters. @taylizlou

Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell is an American director and choreographer.  He has won two Tony Awards for Best Choreography for La Cage aux Folles and Kinky Boots.  He has been nominated for an additional six Tony Awards for his work on The Full Monty, Hairspray, Never Gonna Dance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde and Kinky Boots.

Will Power

Will Power is an award-winning playwright and performer. Plays include Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), Fetch Clay, Make Man (New York Theatre Workshop, Marin Theatre Company), Steel Hammer with SITI Company (Humana Festival), The Seven (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, New York Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse), Five Fingers of Funk! (Children’s Theatre Company), Honey Bo and The Goldmine (La Jolla Playhouse) and two acclaimed solo shows, The Gathering and Flow (his solo shows toured to over 70 cities nationwide, as well as Europe and Australia). Power’s numerous awards include a United States Artist Prudential Fellowship, the TCG Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Jury Award for Best Theatre Performance at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and the Trailblazer Award from The National Black Theater Network. Power’s numerous film and television appearances include The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) and Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason (PBS).

Daryl Roth

Daryl Roth holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Bruce Norris` Clybourne Park (Tony Award), Tracy Letts` August: Osage County (Tony Award), Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics, David Auburn’s Proof (Tony Award), Margaret Edson’s Wit; Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive and Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women.  She is a proud recipient of eight Tony Awards and has produced over 90 award-winning productions both on and off Broadway.  She was twice included in Crain’s “100 Most Influential Women in Business.”

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart is an English film, television and stage actor who has a distinguished career on the stage and the screen.  He is well-known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and its successor films, his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series and his prolific stage roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor is a playwright and has won the American Critics’ Association new play award for “Oo-Bla-Dee,” which detailed the story of Black female jazz musicians of the 1940s. “Drowning Crow” was an adaption of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” which made it to Broadway in 2004. Others works include “A Night in Tunisia,” “Escape from Paradise,” “Watermelon Rinds,” and “Inside the Belly of the Beast.” She conceived and appeared in the 2001 one-woman play “Millennium Mambo,” which included selections of works from various African American female writers. She is an esteemed member and Artistic Associate of the Goodman Theater, where many of her plays have come to fruition.

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is an American actor best known for portraying John-Boy on the award-winning television series “The Waltons.” He has continued to star in series, films plays and over 50 movies for television.  Notable projects include The Seagull, Hamlet, 12 Angry Men, Camp David and “The Americans” among many others.  He serves as the honorary chairman of Theatre Forward.

Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel is an American playwright and university professor.  She received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, How I Learned to Drive, which has since become an American classic for the stage.

Lauren Yee

Lauren Yee was the second most produced playwright in America for the 2019/20 theatrical season (as per American Theatre Magazine). Her plays include Cambodian Rock Band (South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, City Theatre, Merrimack Rep) and The Great Leap (Denver Center, Seattle Repertory, Atlantic Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Arts Club, InterAct Theatre, Steppenwolf). Honors: Doris Duke Artists Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Whiting Award, Steinberg/ATCA Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters literature award, Horton Foote Prize, Kesselring Prize, Primus Prize, Hodder Fellowship, #1 and #2 plays on 2017 Kilroys List. New Dramatists, Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab, Playwrights Realm alum. TV: Pachinko (Apple), Soundtrack (Netflix). BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD.  www.laurenyee.com

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