J. Pierrepont Finch
Nick Jonas began his career on Broadway and is thrilled to be back. His performance in HOW TO SUCCEED… marks his fifth appearance in a Broadway show. His other Broadway credits include A Christmas Carol—The Musical, at Madison Square Garden; Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire; Beauty and the Beast; and the final U.S. production of Les Misérables. In addition, Nick made his West End debut last year as Marius in the London production of Les Misérables. He reprised that role for the 25th Anniversary Les Misérables concert at London’s O2 arena. His most recent theatrical undertaking brought him to Los Angeles where he played the charismatic Link Larkin in the Hollywood Bowl all-star production of the Tony Award®-winning musical, Hairspray. Nick has simultaneously pursued a remarkable music career as a member of the Grammy and Emmy-nominated band, the Jonas Brothers. The group has sold a combined twenty million albums worldwide, garnered 40 gold and platinum album certifications and sold over two million concert tickets. Nick has also launched a critically-acclaimed solo effort—Nick Jonas and the Administration—and continues to write and produce music during his time on Broadway.
Beau Bridges has appeared in over sixty feature films, including The Other Side of the Mountain, Norma Rae, Sordid Lives, The Fabulous Baker Boys opposite his brother Jeff for which Beau received the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics, and recently The Descendants with George Clooney. In television, Bridges has received fourteen Emmy® nominations and won three, along with two Golden Globes, for Without Warning: The James Brady Story, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, and The Second Civil War. Guest star roles on Brothers and Sisters, My Name Is Earl, Desperate Housewives and The Closer have garnered Emmy® nominations. On the stage, Bridges performed in the original productions of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine by Father Daniel Berrigan at the Mark Taper Forum, on Broadway in William Inge's Where's Daddy? and Peter Ustinov’s Who's Who in Hell, and Looking for Normal by Jane Anderson at the Geffen Playhouse. Bridges recently appeared with his daughter Emily in Acting: The First Six Lessons, a play they co-authored that is now published by Samuel French. He won a 2009 Grammy for narrating Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.
Rose Hemingway is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in HOW TO SUCCEED…. She previously appeared as Mary Phagan in the Donmar Warehouse production of Parade at the Mark Taper Forum, directed by Rob Ashford, and starred as Sophie Sheridan in the national tour of Mamma Mia! Rose is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s Rome School of Music. Love and endless thanks to her parents and to Geoffrey.
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Tammy Blanchard is best known for her portrayal of the young Judy Garland in Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (Emmy Award, Golden Globe and AFI nomination). Broadway: Gypsy (Tony® nomination, Theatre World Award). Film: The Good Shepherd, Bella and Rabbit Hole. She recently completed The Music Never Stopped, Certainty, Moneyball, Union Square and Burning Blue. TV movies: We Were the Mulvaneys, Sybil, Living Proof, Amish Grace. TV: Law & Order: Criminal Intent and SVU and Guiding Light.
Broadway Debut! NY Theatre: The Cherry Orchard, Angels in America, The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Theatre World Awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger's Tragedy (Red Bull), The Roaring Girle (Foundry), Phenomenon (HERE), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights), WTC View (Fringe). Regional: The Old Globe, Vineyard Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, The Folger Shakespeare, Barrington Stage, Hyde Park (Austin), The Blank (LA). Film: Thank You For Judging (co-director/exec producer), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and the upcoming Decoy Bride, Petunia, and He's Way More Famous Than You (also director). TV: Marc St James on Ugly Betty. Training: Juilliard.
Broadway Shows: More to Love (author/star), Chicago (Amos Hart), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), The Odd Couple (Speed), Sweet Charity (Herman). Off-Broadway: Tabletop (Drama Desk Award), City Center Encores! TV: Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU,” Late Night With David Letterman, Rob Bartlett’s Not-for-Profit TV Special (Emmy Award). Writer/performer on the nationally syndicated Imus in the Morning program.
Sara is thrilled to be here! Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera–Christine Daae; A Little Night Music–Petra & Mrs. Anderson, Finian’s Rainbow. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks–Louisa (Original Revival Cast), National Tours: Wicked, Phantom… Regional: Candide–Cunagonde, Carousel–Carrie Pipperidge, Little House on the Prairie The Musical–Nellie Oleson. Love you man. BFA, Carnegie Mellon.
Broadway: The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not. National tours: Mary Poppins (Miss Andrew; Helen Hayes Nomination), Disney’s High School Musical (Ms. Darbus), Mamma Mia! (Tanya) and Sunset Boulevard. Regional favorites: Phantom (Carlotta), Annie (Miss Hannigan), No, No, Nanette (Lucille), Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe). TV, film, everything else: EllenHarvey.net
Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Cafe; (OBC); Little Me; Carousel. Off Broadway: Original casts of Middletown; The Burnt Part Boys; Violet; and Hello Again. Encores!: Applause; Bloomer Girl. Regional: The Last Goodbye (WTF); Good News; Shenandoah. TV: As The World Turns (Emmy Award). Cast Recordings: SJC; Little Me, Violet, Hello Again, BPB.
Anderson Cooper is the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, a provocative alternative to the typical network evening newscast, airing weeknights at 10 p.m. ET. Cooper joined CNN in December 2001 and served as CNN’s weekend anchor before moving to prime time in March 2003 following the war in Iraq. In addition to reporting for CNN, Cooper, an award-winning journalist, also provides reports for CBS’s 60 Minutes. Cooper has also signed with Telepictures Productions to host and produce a one-hour daily daytime talk show to be distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The show will begin airing this fall. Dispatches from the Edge, Cooper’s memoir about covering the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and other news events, topped The New York Times Bestsellers List and other bestseller charts. Before joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the network’s reality program, The Mole. He anchored ABC's live, interactive news and interview program, World News Now, as well as providing reports for World News Tonight, 20/20 and 20/20 Downtown.
Original Broadway Companies: Elf, Pal Joey, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Man Of La Mancha, Sweet Smell Of Success, Thou Shalt Not, Chicago, Titanic. REGIONAL: Robin & the 7 Hoods, Pippin, Pirates!, Kiss Me, Kate. Toronto: Ragtime, Fosse, Sunset Boulevard, Crazy for You. TV: Dancing with the Stars, All My Children, GTA IV.
This is Cleve’s twelfth Broadway show! Numerous commercials, television and films. He is the proud co-owner of Broadway Performing Arts (BroadwayPerformingArts.net). Much love to Donna Marie and Jackie. For Claudia.
Broadway: Memphis, Finian’s Rainbow, The Lion King (1st nat’l). Encores!: Anyone Can Whistle, The Wiz (Dance Captain), Finian’s Rainbow, On the Town. West End: West Side Story. TV: The Miraculous Year (HBO). Much love to family and my husband Wilson. TBTG.
Broadway/Off-Broadway: Grease, Happiness (dir. Susan Stroman), Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!). Nat’l Tours: Shrek (Witch, Fiona US), Jersey Boys. Regional: …Millie as Millie (Drury Lane, Jeff nomination); Urinetown (Carousel); Cats (TUTS). BFA: FSU. Thanks to The Mine, Jeff, & my family.
is thrilled to join this great company! Credits include White Christmas (Bway), Billy Elliot (1st national), 42nd Street (Asian tour), NSMT, Atlanta TOTS/ Houston TUTS, Hangar Theatre. BFA Ithaca College. Thanks to Nikole, Kim, and MJ. Love to my amazing fam.
Broadway: Memphis (OBC), Spamalot (OBC). National tours: South Pacific, Cats. Regional: Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter (Goodspeed, world premiere), TUTS, La Jolla, 5th Avenue, North Shore, Sacramento Music Circus. BFA, Florida State. Thanks to Rob, David and Tara.
BROADWAY: Billy Elliot (u/s Tony), The Little Mermaid (u/s Prince Eric), Curtains, The Secret Garden (Colin) NATIONAL TOUR: Evita, White Christmas. OFF–BROADWAY: Anyone Can Whistle, Apartment 3A. He received a BFA from NYU and is a CAP21 faculty member.
Broadway debut! Nat’l tours: A Chorus Line (u/s Sheila, Maggie, Diana), Chitty… (u/s Truly), Little Women (Jo), Aida (u/s Amneris). Recent: Robin and the 7 Hoods (u/s Alana). Love to MF, Mum, Tate and the Mine! Eph. 3:14-21
Robert Hager is so excited to be join HOW TO SUCCEED. BROADWAY: Bye Bye Birdie, Spring Awakening. NATIONAL TOUR: Spring Awakening, Scrooge: The Musical. He has been involved in many workshops and readings including most recently Disney's Newsies. Robi is also pursuing his solo singer-songwritting career and gives solo concerts regularly in the NYC area. For updates follow him on twitter @robihager or on Facebook. Go AEA!
Broadway: Wicked. Tours: A Chorus Line (Mark), Wicked. Other: Calvin Berger (Matt), George Street; Saved (Dean), KC Rep; and Gypsy with Patti LuPone. TV: The Big C. Michigan graduate. Thanks to my hilarious friends and ChazJoyMookJulQuarLex.
Broadway: Promises, Promises (understudy Kirkeby, Eichelberger); Shrek; Cry-Baby; The Times They Are A-Changin; Movin Out (Eddie). Film/TV: Across the Universe, Law & Order: SVU. Thanks to all those who got me here and keep me here!
Broadway: People in the Picture; Curtains; Sweet Charity, The Look of Love; Contact; Fosse; Candide; Crazy for You. Tours: A Chorus Line; Pippin. Encores! Fanny; Damn Yankees; Sweet Adeline; Tenderloin. World Premiere: Leap of Faith; Carmen. Regional: LaJolla Playhouse; Asolo Rep; Goodspeed; North Shore; TUTS. Film: Beyond the Sea; Anything But Love. www.shannonlewis.net
Ian is thrilled to join the HOW TO SUCCEED… family! Broadway: Billy Elliot (Adult Billy u/s), Promises Promises. Regional: Papermill Playhouse, TUTS, The Kennedy Center, The Ravinia Festival, Marriott Lincolnshire, The Drury Lane Oakbrook and Gateway Playhouse. For his family. Love to Kasey.
Broadway debut!!! 1st Nat’l tour: Young Frankenstein (Inga). NYC Radio City Rockette. Regional Favorites: A Chorus Line (Maggie), …Forum (Tintinabula), No No Nanette (Flora). Many thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, and Avalon. All my Love to Mom, Dad and Keith.
Broadway Debut! Tours: Wicked. Regional Favorites: (Rocky) in The Rocky Horror Show (Hangar), Miss Saigon (PCLO). TV: SNL, Kennedy Center Honors 2011, VSF Show 09. Sincere gratitude to Rob & Team, David, Tara Rubin Casting, CTG, God, & my incredible Family. For Bug…we did it!
Broadway: South Pacific, The Ritz. Texas native. Graduate of the Juilliard School, where his favorite projects included Henry IV, As You Like It, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Platonov directed by John Stix.
Broadway: Promises, Promises. West End: Candide, Footloose, Sondheim’s Forum, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia! Tours: Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, Saturday Night Fever. Assistant choreography: 81st Academy Awards, 101 Dalmatians, Harps and Angels. TV: The Miraculous Year. For my big sister Katie!
is thrilled to be a part of this amazing company. Broadway: Movin’ Out, Xanadu, Hair, Promises, Promises. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. TV: 30 Rock, Miraculous Year. Love and thanks to Rob, Tara, KGA, and my amazing friends and family. BBF A&A.
Incredibly grateful to be working with such an amazing cast! Broadway: Memphis. Other credits: Leap of Faith (Ahmanson), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Memphis (La Jolla, 5th Ave). Thanks to Rob, David, Tara, the entire team! IAmCharlieWilliams.com
is so excited to be working with this team! Broadway: Wicked. Performed with Duran Duran, Jason Alexander, Kanye West, Tony Dovolani and Snoop Dog. TV: SNL, Rescue Me, The Onion, nat l McDonald’s commercial. Thanks Rob, family, friends.