can currently be seen on both the big and small screen in Sony Picture?s 2007 box-office-smash Stomp the Yard and as Walid Al-Rezani in the critically acclaimed Fox series ?24.? Other film work includes Taylor Hackford?s Ray, opposite Jamie Foxx and Julie Taymor?s Titus, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. On television, Lennix made his mark in the lead role portrayal of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. in Showtime?s ?Keep The Faith Baby? for which he won a Black Reel Award and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Other television work includes ?ER,? ?House,? and ?The Practice.? On stage, Lennix just completed performing the title role in Macbeth at the Lillian Theater of Los Angeles. Lennix played the title role in the Goodman Theater production of Malcolm X, for which he was the first distinguished recipient of an Ollie Award. Lennix received a Joseph Jefferson Citations for his work in Ma Rainey?s Black Bottom. Lennix received a second Joseph Jefferson Citations for his work in the Chicago production of Caught in the A ct. No stranger to August Wilson?s work, he originated the role of King Hedley in the Mark Taper Forum?s production of King Hedley II. In 2001, he was part of the first American company to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company in the production of Cymbeline. Lennix holds a B.S. from the acting program at Northwestern University.
received the Obie, Audelco, Lortel, Garland, LA Drama Critics Awards as well as Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and NAACP nominations for her performance of Caroline in Caroline, or Change on and off Broadway, in Los Angeles and London. Other theatre credits include Jelly?s Last Jam (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Clarence Derwent Awards), The original Merrily We Roll Along, Chronicle Of A Death Foretold, The Wild Party and Play On (Tony nomination). On television, she has portrayed Livia Frye Cudahy on ABC?s ?All My Children? for seventeen years. Other television credits include ?Law and Order,? ?Criminal Minds,? ?Cold Case? and ?Unfabulous.? She has given sold out concerts at the Rose Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as Joe?s Pub from which she has produced two albums: Live at Joe?s Pub and Live at Joe?s Pub Too. She is the author of the highly successful book Get Over Yourself: How To Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve, published by Hyperion books. Tonya is the founder of the Actorpreneur Attitude and has taught workshops at A.C.T., Old Globe in London, UC San Diego, TVI Studios Los Angeles as well as privately. In 2004, O Magazine named her ?one of the ten women in America who will take your breath away.? She will appear in Disney?s upcoming film, Enchanted, opposite Patrick Dempsey.
appeared on Broadway as Solly Two Kings in August Wilson's Gem
of the Ocean and as Wolf in Two Trains Running. Off-Broadway he played
the role of Fielding in August Wilson's Jitney(2000 OBIE, Drama Desk,
and AUDELCO Awards), at the Mark Taper Forum (NAACP and Ovation Awards),
and at the Royal National Theatre in London (2002 Olivier Award for
Best Play). He was seen in Radio Golf at The Goodman Theatre,
CenterStage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum (2006 Beverly
Hills/Hollywood NAACP Award for Best Supporting Actor), Huntington
Theatre Company (Boston's 2007 E.R.I.N. Award for Best Supporting
Actor), and Yale Repertory Theatre. Mr. Chisholm's
off-Broadway credits include The Talented Tenth (Manhattan Theatre Club) and the Vietnam hit Tracers, along with Ice Bridges, Black Visions, and King Lear (The Public Theater/NYSF). Other theater credits include The Mighty Gents, Back in the World (AUDELCO nomination), Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death (first national tour), and No Place to Be Somebody, as well as the international production of Tracers (UK, London Royal Court Theatre, Australia). Regional: I Am a Man (Goodman Theatre), I Just Stopped by to See the Man (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Denver Center Theatre Company, The Cleveland Play House), Fences (Indiana Repertory Theatre), and Driving Miss Daisy (Portland Stage).
Mr. Chisholm's film and television credits include Jules Dassin's Up Tight!, Langhorne in Toni Morrison's Beloved, A Jersey Tale, 100 Centre Street (Emmy submission), Hack (recurring), Law & Order: SVU, Vietnam War Stories (Cable Ace nomination), Third Watch, New York Undercover, The Handler, and HBO's Oz as series regular Burr Redding.
was recently seen in Radio Golf at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, CenterStage in Baltimore, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Yale Repertory Theatre. Prior to Radio Golf, he appeared as Citizen Barlow in Gem of the Ocean, a role he also played on Broadway, at The Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and at Huntington Theatre (NAACP Ovation Award). Other theater credits include Pill Hill (Chicago Theatre Company), Diary of a Black Man (Union Square Theatre, London's Shaw Theatre), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Missouri Repertory Theatre, Penumbra Theatre Company) and The Piano Lesson (San Francisco's Lorraine Hansberry Theatre). He also appeared in Zeinabu Irene Davis' Sundance-nominated film Compensation. Mr. Jelks dedicates this performance to his children Jamal,Jabari, and Jamila, and his late wife, Naomi.
is blessed to have the opportunity to close the cycle having ap-peared in August Wilson's first professional production, Black Bart in the Sacred Hills (Penumbra Theatre). Favorite roles include Doub in Jitney (Union Square Theatre); Lucious in Jesus Hopped the OEA' Train and Boesman in Boesman and Lena (Pillsbury House Theatre); Memphis in Two Trains Running (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); Abioseh in Les Blancs (Center Stage); Black Othello in The Masks of Othello (The Playwrights' Center); Bono in Fences (Pittsburgh Public); Elmore in King Hedley II and Hedley in Seven Guitars (Penumbra Theatre); Pridamant in The Illusion and Camillo in The Winter's Tale (Guthrie Theater). Film work includes NBC's In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice, World and Time Enough, The Fifth Column and Cry About a Nickel. Mr. Williams is an artistic consultant for the St. Paul Public School System. He is a founding company member of Penumbra Theatre Company, an associate at Pillsbury House Theatre. He was named 2003 Twin City Artist of the Year by the Minneapolis StarTribune. Most recently, he directed The Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
Broadway credits include August Wilson?s Gem of the Ocean (five Tony nominations) and the Tony Award-winning revival of A Raisin in the Sun, both featuring Phylicia Rashad; for the latter, he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway hit Emergence-See featuring Daniel Beaty, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and From the Mississippi Delta (Huntington Theatre). Leon is cofounder and artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company, dedicated to diversity and the preservation of African-American classics; prior to that, he was artistic director of the Alliance Theatre for more than a decade, where he produced ten world premieres, including Elton John?s Aida and Debbie Allen?s Soul Possessed. Other recent directing credits include the world premiere of Toni Morrison?s opera Margaret Garner as well as the film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry?s A Raisin in the Sun, featuring Phylicia Rashad and Sean Combs, soon to be released on network television in collaboration with Sony and ABC. He also looks forward to his upcoming collaboration with the Kennedy Center to pay homage to the great playwright August Wilson; the project will showcase all 10 of Wilson?s plays in one concentrated package under Leon?s artistic leadership. Leon has directed extensively at regional theatres throughout the country, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, Chicago?s Goodman Theatre, Boston?s Huntington Theatre, Hartford Stage, Baltimore?s Center Stage, New York?s Public Theatre, Los Angeles? Center Theatre Group, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dallas Theatre Center, GA Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, and the Theatre of the Stars. One of People Magazine?s ?50 Most Beautiful People? in 2004, he received the MIT Eugene McDermott Award in addition to Martell Cognac?s ?Rise Above Award,? honoring his artistry and entrepreneurial spirit, and is currently the face of Martell. Leon is a graduate and honorary Ph.D of Clark Atlanta University and was chosen as one of the ?Top 20 Southerners to Watch? by London?s Financial Times.
Broadway credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Gem of the Ocean (Tony nomination), Drowning Crow, Ma Raineyıs Black Bottom, King Hedley II, Dance of the Vampires, Thoroughly Modern Millie (also National Tour and London), Youıre a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Lion in Winter, A View from the Bridge, The Smell of the Kill, Voices in the Dark and Epic Proportions. His off-Broadway credits include Bare: A Pop Opera, Surviving Grace, Jitney (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards), Mr. Goldwyn, Wonder of the World, the world premiere of The Wild Party, Dealerıs Choice, Dogeaters, Machinal, the world premiere of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and Blue Man Group/ Tubes (also Boston, Chicago and Las Vegas), among many others. Additional credits include the national tour of Angels in America, extensive work in regional theater and the design for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Baileyıs 135th Circus. His scenic design work is represented at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial and in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Gallo is the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design, as well as NAACP and Eddy Awards.
returns to the McCarter where she has designed sets and costumes for Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye, Sorrows and Rejoicings and The Captain's Tiger. Also, Cymbeline and Betrayal. Notable credits include the new Broadway musical Spring Awakening; the Broadway, Chicago and LA productions of Wicked (2004 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, also National Tour and London Olivier Nomination); Lestat (2006 Tony nomination); The Good Body; Assassins; Into the Woods (Tony, Drama Desk and Ovation Award nominations); Dirty Blonde; Alvin Ailey's Love Stories; and Laurie Anderson's stage adaptation of Moby Dick. Ms. Hilferty has collaborated on 15 premiere productions with playwright/ director Athol Fugard. Other directorial collaborations include Robert Falls, Emily Mann, Frank Galati, Garland Wright, JoAnne Akalaitis, Des McAnuff, Mark Lamos, Robert Woodruff, Andre Gregory and Joe Mantello, among many others. Ms. Hilferty chairs Graduate Design at NYU /Tisch. Her awards include 2000 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Costume Design.
returns to McCarter having previously designed Romeo and Juliet and Fiction. His Broadway credits include Movin' Out (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards; Drama Critics and Ovation Awards in Los Angeles), A Streetcar Named Desire (Tony nomination), Gem of the Ocean (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Prelude to a Kiss, The Apple Tree, The Little Dog Laughed, The Times They Are A Changin', All Shook Up, La Cage aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boy from Oz, Little Shop of Horrors, Juan Darien (Tony nomination), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and King Hedley II. Off-Broadway he designed Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Lucille Lortel Award), The Pain and the Itch, Everett Beekin, Jitney, Birdie Blue, The Last Letter, Saturday Night, Three Days of Rain, All My Sons, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Spunk and many others. Mr. Holder has designed at resident theaters across the United States and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Broadway credits include The Apple Tree, Sweeney Todd, The Caine Mutiny, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gem of the Ocean, Pacific Overtures, Assassins, After the Fall, Anna in the Tropics, Into the Woods, Topdog/Underdog, Major Barbara, Dance of Death, Dirty Blonde, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Diary of Anne Frank and Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk. Off-Broadway credits include Stuff Happens, Homebody/ Kabul, Floyd Collins, Spic-O-Rama and many others. Recently, he composed the scores for the Broadway productions of Julius Caesar, The Glass Menagerie and On Golden Pond. Mr. Schreier has received three Drama Desk Awards, the Entertainment Design Award and an Obie Award both for sustained excellence.
is currently associate artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, where his play Jumbo Small received its first reading last spring. He is also associate artist for the August Wilson Season at New York's Signature Theatre Company working closely on the revival of King Hedley II. Mr. Kreidler began working with August Wilson during the 1999 world premiere of King Hedley II at Pittsburgh Public Theater and they worked together from then on in theaters around the country including Huntington Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, CenterStage in Baltimore and The Kennedy Center. He was the dramaturg of Gem of the Ocean, which opened on Broadway in 2004. He also directed and developed the world premiere of Mr. Wilson's one-man show How I Learned What I Learned and worked with Mr. Wilson developing the screenplay adaptation of Fences. He spent three seasons at Pittsburgh Public Theater, where he directed Macbeth and Twelfth Night for their Young Company. Mr. Kreidler makes his home in Chicago with his wife, Erin Annarella.
Broadway credits include production stage manager for Gem of the Ocean starring Phylicia Rashad, stage manager for the revival of A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean Combs and The Lion King for three years as a permanent stage manager. Other regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Ford's Theatre. Other credits include production coordinator for Jitney at the National Theatre of Great Britain (Olivier Award Winner) and two seasons with the Joseph Papp Public Theater as associate production manager. Ms. Alcorn is currently an associate professor and head of stage management at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film.
has been with Radio Golf since its premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre. Her New York credits include Manic Flight Reaction (Playwrights Horizons) and Arabian Night (The Play Company). Regional credits include Intimate Apparel and Gem of the Ocean at the Mark Taper Forum and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Mystery Plays and Culture Clash in AmeriCCa at Yale Repertory Theatre.
McCarter: Translations, The Birthday Party, Ridiculous Fraud, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Gem of the Ocean, A Christmas Carol and My Fair Lady. Broadway: Translations, Coram Boy, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Urinetown (plus the National Tour), Judgment at Nuremberg, Seussical and The Music Man. In addition, National Anthems (Old Vic, London), Once Upon a Mattress (ABC Television), My Brilliant Divorce (Druid Theatre, Galway, Ireland), The New Moon (City Center Encores!), Opening Doors (Carnegie Hall), Radio Golf (Huntington and Goodman Theatres) and The Glorious Ones (Pittsburgh Public Theatre).
is thrilled to continue as the voice consultant for Radio Golf. She has worked at The Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Baltimore Centerstage, The Huntington Theater in Boston and with True Colors Theater Company in Atlanta. She has taught voice and speech and acting at the University of Texas at Austin and most recently at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. As a singer and actress, Ms. Annarella has performed at The Pittsburgh Public Theater, The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Marriott Lincolnshire, The Utah Festival Opera and others, and is a member of Actors' Equity Association. She earned an MFA in Acting from University of Texas at Austin.