MEET THE CAST
Tom Hanks (Mike McAlary)
Tom Hanks made his professional stage debut portraying Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Cleveland, OH, where he performed for three seasons. After moving to New York City in 1978, he performed with the Riverside Shakespeare Company then made his film debut in He Knows You’re Alone and his TV debut in “Bosom Buddies.” He went on to star in films such as Splash, Nothing in Common, Punchline, Big, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia (Academy Award), Forrest Gump (Academy Award), That Thing You Do! (which he wrote and directed), Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Polar Express, Catch Me If You Can, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Charlie Wilson's War, Larry Crowne (which he wrote and directed) and Cloud Atlas. He will next be seen in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks. At Playtone he has helped produce multiple award-winning series "From the Earth to the Moon," "Band of Brothers," "John Adams," "The Pacific" and the film Game Change. Tom Hanks received a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League nomination for his performance in Lucky Guy.
Maura Tierney (Alice McAlary)
Maura Tierney will make her Broadway debut in Lucky Guy. Her theatre credits include Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) at the Lucille Lortel Theater, opposite Eric McCormack, Fran Drescher, Judy Reyes and Brooke Smith, Nicky Silver's Three Changes with Dylan McDermott, The Wooster Group's North Atlantic with Frances McDormand and Yasmina Reza's award-winning God of Carnage at the prestigious Gate Theater in Dublin. Her television performances include her Emmy-nominated role on NBC's "ER," on which she starred for eight seasons, the critically acclaimed NBC series "Newsradio," in which she starred for four seasons, "Rescue Me" as the love interest of Dennis Leary's character and CBS's "The Good Wife," in which she plays the recurring role of Maddie. Film: Baby Mama with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Semi-Pro opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson, Diggers, Welcome to Mooseport, Instinct, Primary Colors, Liar Liar, Insomnia, Primal Fear, Scotland PA. Born and raised in Boston, she currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.
Christopher McDonald (Eddie Hayes)
Christopher McDonald has previously appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other theatre credits include Nightclub Cantina, Hay Fever, Bounders and The Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of Hamlet, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He is also the recipient of a Drama-logue Award for Best Actor for Final Touches. He first caught Hollywood's attention when he played Goose McKenzie in Grease 2. Beloved for his comedic roles as Mr. Stifler in American Pie and Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, he also made a mark with memorable performances in Thelma and Louise and Quiz Show. Other film roles include: The Boys Next Door, Outrageous Fortune, Chances Are, Dutch, Wild Orchids 2, Grumpy Old Men, Fatal Instinct, Terminal Velocity, Cover Story, Rich Man's Wife, Leave it to Beaver, Flubber, The Iron Giant, The Perfect Storm, Spy Kids: 2, Grind, Takedown, Rumor Has It, Kickin' It Old Skool, Mad Money, Superhero Movie, Fanboys, House Bunny , among others. TV: HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as Harry Daugherty, "Harry's Law," "Family Law," "Veronica's Closet," "North Shore," "Cracking Up," "The Sopranos," "The Bronx is Burning," "61," "SGU Stargate Universe," "Numb3rs," "Law & Order," "My Boys" and "Psych." His voice work includes a recurring role in Disney Channel's "Kim Possible." McDonald currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lupe, son and three daughters.
Peter Gerety (John Cotter)
Film credits include: Flight, Get the Gringo, The Sea is All I Know, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Public Enemies, The Changeling, Leatherheads, Charlie Wilson's War, Inside Man, Syriana, War of the Worlds, K-Pax, People I Know, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Mrs. Winterborne, Surviving Picasso, Hollywood Ending and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Upcoming: Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight. Television credits include "The Good Wife," "Rubicon," "Prime Suspect," "Brothers And Sisters," HBO's "The Wire," "Brotherhood" and "Homicide." Broadway credits include Martin McDonaugh's The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Never Gonna Dance, Pinter's The Hothouse and Conversations With My Father. Off-Broadway: Butcher in Susan Lori Park's Fucking A, Fluellan in Henry V at NY's Shakespeare in the Park, Othello and Brecht's Baal. Peter worked predominantly on stage for over 30 years, performing in 100 productions with the legendary Trinity Repertory of Providence, R.I. (Adrian Hall, dir.). He has also performed with the Seattle Rep., the Dallas Theater Center, ART in Cambridge, the Huntington in Boston and in Edinburgh, Scotland; Madrid, Spain; Bombay, Calcutta and Damascus, Syria.
Courtney B. Vance (Hap Hairston)
is pleased to return to Broadway in a work by the late, great Nora Ephron. Her spirit lives! Courtney was awarded the Tony Award for this performance. Previously, Vance was two-time Tony nominated for his roles in Six Degrees of Separation and Fences. He also is the recipient of the Obie Award for My Children! My Africa!, and the Theater World Award and Clarence Derwent Award Winner for his performance in Fences. Courtney expanded his career to include Television and Film (“Law & Order: C.I.,” “Revenge,” “ER,” “Flash Forward,” Hurricane Season, Cookie’s Fortune, The Hunt For Red October, and more). Courtney sends much love to his radiant wife of 15 years, Angela Bassett, and their 7-year-old twins, Bronwyn and Slater. He dedicates his performances and the Tony Award to his mother, Leslie. facebook.com/CourtneyBVance.
Peter Scolari (Michael Daly)
TV: Emmy Award winner for "Newhart," also "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "ER," "Family Ties," "King of Queens," "The Nanny," "Reba," "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO), "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" (Showtime), recurring role as Lena Durham's father on HBO's series "Girls." Film: The Polar Express, That Thing You Do, Camp Nowhere, A Plumm Summer. Broadway/NY: Magic/Bird, Hairspray, Sly Fox, Out of this World and Ziegfeld Follies of 1937 (City Center Encores!). World premieres of Daniel Sullivan's Inspecting Carol and Ken Ludwig's Fox on the Fairway. Winner, Berkshire Theatre Festival Best Actor Award for The Foreigner.
Richard Masur (Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce)
Richard Masur has been well known to film and television audiences for over 35 years. Film: more than 50 feature films, including Risky Business, My Girl, Heaven's Gate, Heartburn, Under Fire, Todd Solondz' Palindromes. TV: 45 television films, three of which-"Adam," "Fallen Angel" and "When The Bough Breaks"-are among the top-ten rated TV movies of all time; Emmy nomination for "The Burning Bed;" HBO's much-heralded "And The Band Played On;" Showtime's "Hiroshima," HBO's "61*." He has starred in numerous popular TV series, including "Girls," "Bored to Death," "Picket Fences," "Rhoda" and "One Day at a Time," and guest starred on countless TV comedy and drama series. Broadway: David Storey's The Changing Room, Michael Frayn's Democracy. Off-Broadway: The Exonerated (Culture Project), Sarah, Sarah (MTC), The Ruby Sunrise (Public),a feminine ending (Playwrights), 2000 Years (New Group), Make Me (Atlantic), The Oldsmobile's (Flea), Fetch Clay, Make Man, Will Power (McCarter), Olive and the Bitter Herbs (Primary Stages). Past National President of Screen Actors Guild. Direction: Wrote and directed Love Struck (Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film); Torn Between Two Fathers (nomination for DGA Award); episodes of TV's "The Wonder Years" and "Picket Fences"; several productions for LA Theater Works / The Play's the Thing, including: After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, by Arthur Miller and the Steppenwolf production of The Grapes of Wrath. He is married to actress and former NY Screen Actors Guild President Eileen Henry.
Brian Dykstra (Brian O’Regan)
Recent: Rothko (Red), Walter (The Price), Trigorin (Seagull), Elyot (Private Lives), Claudius (Hamlet), Heisenberg (Copenhagen), Eddie Carbon (View from the Bridge). Solo shows: Selling Out, The Jesus Factor, Cornered & Alone, Ho. Film/TV: HBO “Def Poetry,” “Chappelle's Show” (Premiere), Knight & Day, Freedomland, “Third Watch,” “Law & Order”.
Michael Gaston (Jim Dwyer)
Theatre: Broadway: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Regional and Off-Broadway: Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Henry V, Cripple of Inishmaan (New York Shakespeare Festival), Music from a Sparkling Planet (The Drama Department), Arms and the Man, The Lake House, Landscape of the Body (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Candide (Classic Stage Company), Enemy of the People (Long Wharf), Richard III, Othello, Fuente Ovejuna (Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger), Fifty Ways (Chautauqua Theatre Festival), National Broadway tour of Lost in Yonkers. Film: Big Miracle, W, Inception, Body of Lies, Sugar, Double Jeopardy, Hackers, High Crimes, Stay, The Notorious Betty Page, Far From Heaven, Copland, Thirteen Days, The Crucible, The Wedding Banquet . TV: Series regular on "Unforgettable," "Jericho," "Blind Justice." Recurring roles on "Mad Men," "The Americans," "Last Resort," "The Mentalist," "Terries," "Rubicon," "24," "Damages," "Raising the Bar," "Fringe," "Prison Break," "Ed," "Deadline," "Profiler" and a guest star on about fifty other shows including seven episodes of the "Law & Order" franchise.
Dustyn Gulledge (Dino Tortoricci)
Originally from Austin, TX, Dustyn recently earned an M.F.A. from MXAT/A.R.T. at Harvard University and is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in the original production of Lucky Guy. Other regional credits include Charlie in The Foreigner and Amiens in As You Like It. Dustyn would like to extend love and gratitude to his closest friends, family, and especially his mother for continuing to believe in him even in moments when he didn't believe in himself. Carpe Diem.
Andrew Hovelson (Reporter)
Broadway: An Enemy of the People. Off-Broadway: Golden Age, As You Like It (NYSF). Regional: Chautauqua Theater Company, American Players Theatre, Odyssey Theatre L.A., Antaeus Theater Company. NYU Grad Acting: Clybourne Park, KMT (Mark Wing-Davey), a cautionary tale, Camino Real, Festen (Robert Woodruff), Major Barbara, The Time of the Cuckoo. Film: Threshold, Inaudible, The Rapture of 1863. TV: “The Good Wife,” “ER.” Training: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting; BFA, University of MN/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. Thank you God, April, Maverick and family!
Deirdre Lovejoy (Louise Imerman/Debby Krenek)
Deirdre Lovejoy just concluded the world-premiere production of James Still's The House That Jack Built at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation (also First National Tour), Getting and Spending, The Gathering. Off-Broadway: Li'l Bit in How I Learned to Drive, (Original NY production & Arena Stage), Midsummer Night's Dream, Machinal (Public Theatre), Henry IV (Delacorte, directed by Joseph Papp), The Vineyard, Primary Stages, to name a few. Regional: Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, The Sisters Rosensweig (Old Globe), Heartbreak House (Huntington), Noises Off (Westport), etc. The New Harmony Project, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NY Stage & Film. TV: Five seasons as Rhonda Pearlman on HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Wire." Hundreds of television appearances include: "Bones" (The Gravedigger), "Private Practice," "Body of Proof," "Brothers & Sisters," "The Closer," "Medium," "Criminal Minds," "The West Wing," "Law & Order" (ALL), "Cold Case," "Nip/Tuck." Films include Step Up, Bad Teacher, The Stepfather. BFA:University of Evansville. MFA: NYU. Follow on Twitter @ddlovejoy. Visit DeirdreLovejoy.com.
Danny Mastrogiorgio (Bob Drury)
Broadway: Golden Boy, Contact (LCT), Wait Until Dark, A Steady Rain. Off-Broadway: Stunning (LCT3), Burning (The New Group); The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick); 10 High, Safe (EST); Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb); Sailors Song (LAByrinth); Wintertime (Second Stage); Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (National Actors); Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF); A.T.O.Y.D. (The Utility Players). Regional: McCarter, Denver Center, Long Wharf, City Theater Pittsburgh, Old Globe, St. Louis Rep, KC Rep. Film includes: One for the Money, Fighting, Beware the Gonzo, Backseat, Sleepers, Enchanted, The Producers (the musical), BlackBird, Dead Broke. TV includes: "Blue Bloods," "Prime Suspect," "Person of Interest," "White Collar," "The Book of Daniel" (series regular), "The Unusuals," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "The Sopranos," "The Last Don" (Parts I and II), "Third Watch."
Stephen Tyrone Williams (Abner Louima)
Stephen Tyrone Williams is proud to make his Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Harper Regan (Atlantic Theater Company); My Children! My Africa! (Signature Theatre Company); Thomas Bradshaw's Burning (New Group); and Adam Rapp's Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick.); Regional: Gem of the Ocean (Hartford Stage) and Fences (Seattle Repertory/Syracuse Stage - SALT nom.); Ruined (Intiman/Geffen); The Laramie Project (Gallery Players); Topdog/Underdog (Actors Theatre of Louisville); and Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). Select Film & TV: "Children of God" (Showtime); "Unforgettable" (CBS); Restless City (Sundance 2011); Greetings from Tim Buckley and David Mamet's "Phil Spector" with Al Pacino (HBO). B.A. University of Alabama. www.stephentyrone.com
Paula Jon DeRose (u/s Alice McAlary, Louise Imerman/Debby Krenek)
Paula Jon DeRose is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in Lucky Guy. Paula has studied at Atlantic Theater Company and earned her MFA in acting from Brooklyn College. She has most recently appeared in Scapino at Shadow Lawn Stage and in “Law and Order SVU”.
Joe Forbrich (u/s Eddie Hayes, Bob Drury)
Shakespeare in the Park: Measure for Measure and All’s Well that Ends Well; The Public Theater: Stuff Happens; Theatre for a New Audience: Measure for Measure; The Duke on 42nd Street: Rose Rage; The Barrow Group: Who You See Here; Second Stage: A Soldier’s Play; Regional: Chicago Shakespeare: Rose Rage; Steppenwolf: Morningstar, Wendall Greene; The Goodman: Blue Surge. Television and Film: Recurring as Det. Joe Cormack on “Law and Order;” recurring on “Blue Bloods;” recurring on “30 Rock;” guest star on “White Collar,” guest star on “Past Life.”
Thomas Michael Hammond (u/s Mike McAlary, Michael Daly, Bob Drury)
Broadway: Death of a Salesman, Merchant of Venice (Lorenzo). Selected Off-Broadway: Dr. Knock (Mint), Brutus, Horatio, Cymbeline (TFANA), Will Shakespeare in Swansong. Regional: Henry Higgins, Nathan Detroit, Rabbit Hole, Pericles, Macbeth, Duke in Measure for Measure, Berowne. Selected TV: "Blue Bloods," "Law and Order," "American Masters."
Marc Damon Johnson (u/s Hap Hairston, Abner Louima)
Marc Damon Johnson is honored to be a part of the Lucky Guy team. Selected credits include The Brother/Sister Plays at the Public Theater (Obie Award/Drama League nom.), The Brothers Size at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin; Mr. Fox: A Rumination at Signature Theatre (Drama League Nomination); Measure for Measure (NYSF); Two Gentlemen Of Verona (NYSF); Yale Rep; Arena Stage; McCarter Theater; Berkeley Repertory Theater; Kennedy Center; La Jolla Playhouse; Long Wharf Theater; Cincinnati Playhouse; Cleveland Playhouse; Great Lakes Theater Festival. TV: “Army Wives” (recurring); “Rescue Me;” “The Sopranos;” “Law & Order;” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent;” “Third Watch;” “100 Centre Street. ” Film: Preaching to the Choir (dir. Charles Randolph-Wright); It Runs in the Family (dir. Fred Schepisi); Grace & Glorie (dir: Arthur A. Seidelman); Sweet and Lowdown (dir. Woody Allen).