Nancy Opel* (Bobby) has appeared in the following productions: Broadway: Beautiful, Honeymoon in Vegas, Memphis, Gypsy, Fiddler, Urinetown, Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park with George, Evita, and others. Recent: Follies (St. Louis Rep), Fiddler on the Roof (St. Louis Muny), Prince of Broadway (Japan), Holiday Inn (St.Louis Muny). Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger, My Deah, Polish Joke, Mere Mortals, All In The Timing, and others. National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. TV: The Big C, L&O’s. www.nancyopel.com
Andrea Bianchi* (Caroline and others) is so pleased to be performing in beautiful Asheville, NC. Andrea’s New York credits include Being Audrey (Transport Group) Italian-American Reconciliation (Manhattan Theatre Club) Lusting After Pipino’s Wife ( Primary Stages) and Cocoanuts (American Place Theatre). Regional theaters include the Guthrie Theatre (Babes in Arms), Berkshire Theatre Festival (High Spirits), Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (Bubbly Black Girl…), Barter Theatre (Lend Me a Tenor) Riverside Theatre (Don’t Dress For Dinner), Syracuse Stage, Maltz Jupiter, Stamford Center for the Arts Rich Forum, Premiere Stages and the American Premiere of Blood Brothers. Television includes several appearances on Law & Order: SVU, Here & Now (NBC), and shows for TruTV, Disney, Nickelodeon Channel and As The World Turns (recurring). www. Andrea-Bianchi.com.
Laura Dean* (Heidi and others) starred on Broadway as Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy and as Boopsie in Doonesbury (Theater World Award Winner, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: A, My Name Is Still Alice, Catch Me It I Fall, Godspell, Personals, American Passion, Landscape of the Body. On TV she played Sophie on NBC’s Friends, co-hosted Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater with Jon Stewart, and guest starred on Another World, Kate & Allie, and The Equalizer. As a child, she sang with the New York City Opera and played Lisa Monroe in the iconic original film Fame. Ms. Dean is the soprano section leader of Michael McElroy’s Broadway Inspirational Voices, a diverse choir of Broadway artists united to change lives through the power of music and service.
Philip Hoffman* (Shrink and others) has appeared in in a dozen original casts on Broadway including: Into The Woods (1998), Cabaret (2014), A Catered Affair, Falsettos (1992), Ring Round The Moon and Our Mother’s Brief Affair. Several off-Broadway productions include All In The Timing (with Nancy Opel) to Yiddle With A Fiddle. Elsewhere: Ever So Humble and Guys & Dolls (both directed by Peter Flynn), Angels In America: Perestroika, A Doll’s House, Speed the Plow, Bat Boy and three productions of Titanic. On Television: Orange Is The New Black, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Billions, and Madoff. Several Broadway cast and concept recordings including: Merrily We Roll Along (1994) and Jekyll & Hyde: The Complete Work. Also, a handful of audiobook narrations on Audible.com. www.1philiphoffman.com.
MaryAnn Hu* (Joan and others) has appeared in the following productions: on Broadway: Lincoln Center’s The King and I (Lady Thiang u/s), South Pacific (Bloody Mary u/s) and Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway, she has appeared in The Audience (Transport Group), Falsettoland (NAATCO), Signature and the Vineyard. Regional credits include Allegiance (The Old Globe) and just returned from La Jolla Playhouse’s comedy Tiger Style! (also at O’Neill Theater Conference). Film: Elanore in the upcoming independent film Wilde Wedding (2017), DeLoba, Falling for Grace. TV: Elementary, Madam Secretary, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order and the recurring character of Soo Lin on the NBC sitcom WHOOPI. Ms. Hu studies under Wynn Handman and the Upright Citizens Brigade for Improv Comedy and sketch writing. She also performs on the indie-improv scene with Baby Grand: The Improvised Musical
Christopher Shyer* (Per Se and others) is a Canadian-born actor and Dual Citizen making his NC Stage Company Debut. Broadway: Mamma Mia (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway/Regional: Going Down Swingin’ (NYMF), Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre), The Good Life (NoHo Arts Center). National Tours: The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables. Selected CAN Theatre: Night of the Iguana (Playwright’s Theatre Centre), El Salvador (The Cultch), Sunset Boulevard (The Ford Centre for the Performing Arts). Selected film & television: The Hermit (soon to be released) J.Edgar, Fierce People, Awkward (Short), Those Damn Canadians (Award Winning Web Series), Good God, The Good Wife, ABC’s V, and Lights Out. Former student and now, part time instructor with the Deena Levy Theatre Studio. Shyer has also studied with acclaimed director/teacher Larry Moss. Grateful to be working with Director Peter Flynn again and thrilled to be sharing the stage with Nancy Opel and this amazing ensemble. www.chrisshyer.com
Tom Treadwell* (Jim and others) has appeard on Broadway in Annie as well as the National Tours of The Bridges Of Madison County, Ragtime, Cats, and Company. Regional: 1776 and Annie at Paper Mill Playhouse, Limpicka (workshop) at Yale Repertory Theatre, Annie at Theatre Under The Stars, Ragtime at Portland Center Stage, Starcrossed: The Trial of Galileo at Goodspeed-at-Chester, Of Thee I Sing at Bard SummerScape Festival, Paint Your Wagon at Sacramento Music Circus, and No Sex Please, We’re British at Northern Stage. Film/TV: Beijing, New York; The Knick (Thomas Edison), 30 Rock, Law and Order: SVU; The Bronx Is Burning, Guiding Light, Onion Sports Dome.