#getmyducksinarow Cast

Carnegie Hill Productions and James Spry present

 

CHRISTOPHER DURHAM (BURKE)


OFF-BROADWAY: End of the World Party, Sharon, Cymbeline, NATIONAL TOUR: The Presidents (w/Rich Little)

FILM: The Savages, Cadillac Records, Coming Up Roses, TELEVISION:Body of Proof,

Mercy, Law and Order, Law and Order CI and SVU, Gossip Girl, Kidnapped, Rescue Me, Third Watch.

KELSEY NASH (RICK/BRANDON/WAGNER/TREVOR)


Kelsey is making his Off-Broadway debut in this production. Kelsey trained at the University of Minnesota's Guthrie Actor Training Program for his undergraduate studies and The University of Delaware's Professional Theatre Training Program for Grad school. Kelsey has appeared in various regional theaters around the country including:  The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and the Texas Shakespeare Festival.

He'd like to thank his family and his wife, Liz, for their support.

VAYU O’DONNELL (JACKSON)


NY Theater: Tales From the Tunnel (Bleeker St. Theater),  Lyre – Cupid (Ontological, Short Form), The Picture of Dorian Gray – Lord Henry Wotton (Theater Row), Runway 69 (New Dramatists), Dance Dance Revolution – Moonbeam (Les Freres, Ohio Theater), Perfect Harmony – Lassiter (Theatre Row), Two Gentlemen of Verona – Proteus (Poor Tom Productions), On the Levee (Epic Theater), Nobody Likes The Mormons – Joseph Smith (ARS Nova), The Hidden Sky – Mede (Prospect Theater Co.), Priest In A Pool (Slant/The Tank), and Famished (The Production Co.).  Regionally, Vayu has been a seen in Edward II - Gaveston (Shakespeare Theater D.C.) Tamburlaine - Callapine (Shakespeare Theater D.C.); Midsummer Night Dream - Puck (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Of Mice and Men - Curly (Cleveland Playhouse/Buffalo Studio Arena), Sweet Bird of Youth – Bud (WTF - Williamstown Theatre Festival), Refuge (WTF), This Is A Play (WTF), Ovid's Metamorphosis (Northern Stage); and Tripple Take (Yale Rep).  Films include: A Beautiful MindSuzanne and SharifUSMC; upcoming Husband Hunters, and 80/20.   Vayu received his BA at Yale University, and MFA at NYU Graduate Acting Program.  Big thank you to his family for their support.  And big thank you to the crew at Binder.  AEA, SAG & AFTRA.


 

STEPHEN BERGER (GOLDBERG)


Broadway: The Pajama Game, Into the Woods,The Dinner Party, True West, Laughter on the 23rd. Floor, Little Me.  Off Broadway:Wonderful Town (NYC Opera), A New Brain, Beau Jest, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Isn't it Romantic, Nite Club Confidential.


ANGEL DESAI (CAROL)


Broadway: Company. Off-Broadway includes: The Tempest and The Winter's Tale (CSC), Manic Flight Reaction and The Bubbly Black Girl... (Playwrights Horizons), The Architecture of Loss (NYTW), The Antigone Project and Gum (Women's Project), This End Up: A User's Manual for Lovers of Asians (Ma-Yi), Stop Kiss (u/s) and Henry VIII (Public/NYSF), and Angelique (MCC).  Regional includes: Company (Cincinnati Playhouse), world premieres of Riceboy (Yale Repertory) and An Infinite Ache (Long Wharf), Uncle Vanya (Arena Stage), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), The Tempest (Playmakers Repertory), Sundance Festival, NY Stage and Film, O'Neill Theater Center, Cape Cod Theater Project. TV credits include "The Event" (recurring), "Washington Field", pilot for CBS, "The Good Wife", "Kings (recurring)", "The Eleventh Hour," "Dollhouse" (recurring); and recurring on all three "Law and Order"'s.  Film: The Clique, The War Within, Heights, Black Knight, Robot Stories. 52nd Street Project volunteer.  MFA in Acting from NYU.


Starring 
Maddie Corman and Jim Stanek 
Stephen Berger, Angel Desai, Christopher Durham, Kelsey Nash, Susan Louise O’Connor, Vayu O’Donnell, Catherine Schreiber 
also starring 
Pauletta Washington

MADDIE CORMAN (ASHLEY)


BROADWAY: Next Fall  OFF BROADWAY: Next Fall (Naked Angels), Isn't It Romantic (Worth St) and productions at Second Stage, Public Theatre, Directors Co, AJT. FILM:  Morning Glory, Please Give, Adam, Sunshine Cleaning, Phoebe In Wonderland, Ira and Abby, Beer League, What Happens In Vegas, Maid In Manhattan, , Mickey Blue Eyes, I Think I Do, Mr. Wrong, Swingers, PCU, My New Gun, Ford Fairlane, Some Kind of Wonderful, 7 Minutes in Heaven and the upcoming IT's Not You and Peace Love & Misunderstanding (starring Jane Fonda) TV: Eden, Smash, Damages, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law and Order (all 3),Rescue Me, Jenifer (MOW), Frasier. Tracy Takes On, All American Girl, Mr. President. A phi beta kappa graduate of Barnard , Maddie lives in the burbs with her hubby Jace and their 3 tremendous kiddoes Finn, Mac and Isa Moon.

JIM STANEK (DAVID)


graduated with Honors and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (in his hometown of Pittsburgh), and made his Broadway debut soon after, when he understudied and went on for Jude Law in the play Indiscretions. He followed that by playing Hero opposite Nathan Lane in the revival of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Subsequent Broadway: The Rivals; Little Women; Lestat; and The Story Of My Life. Off-Broadway: He recently played Johnny Nolan in the 1st fully staged NY revival of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Other Off-Broadway: 2 On The Aisle, 3 In A Van; Night Sky; Frankenstein*; Jacques Brel...; Slut; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Saturday Night; Captain's Courageous. Regional: The Gift Of The Magi (Pico Playhouse); James And The Giant Peach (Goodspeed @ Chester); The Producers (PCLO & North Shore); The Story Of My Life (Act 2 Playhouse-Barrymore Award); Ace (Signature); Carnival (Kennedy Center); My Fair Lady (McCarter); The Threepenny Opera (Williamstown); The 3hree Musketeers* (AMTSJ); Thoroughly Modern Millie (La Jolla). Film: Bella; Borough Of Kings. (Netflix them!) TV: As The World Turns; Guiding Light; Law and Order; Adversaries (NBC pilot). Internet: Host of Optimum Online's Did You Know? tutorial series; Misguiding Light. Recordings: Songs of Sam Davis; Kitty's Kisses; shows above marked with *. Inspiration: Beth, our 3 boys, family, and Heaven. Obsession: Action Figures! Recommendations: SEE DESPERATE WRITERS!!!

PAULETTA WASHINGTON (VANESSA)


Over the years, Pauletta Washington has worked with some of theater's biggest names such as Jules Styne, Jerry Herman, Phyllis Newman, Betty Comden and Adolf Green, Carol Hall, Tommy Tune, and Leslie Gore to name a few. She was part of the original cast of “Jerry's Girls,” and was later asked to join the touring cast. When the show went to Broadway, Pauletta was pregnant with her first child and had to turn down the Broadway opportunity, leaving the role to Leslie Uggams.


Pauletta’s stage credits also include roles in the second Broadway Production of "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Sophisticated Ladies," “Shakespeare's Cabaret", "The All Nite Strut," and understudy to Lynn Thigpen in "Tintypes." She has created many roles at several of the major Off-Broadway houses, has appeared in Debbie Allen's "Soul Possessed" at the Kennedy Center, co-starred with Bebe Winans in Otis Sallid's "Spirituals,” and was featured with Natalie Cole in the recent production of “A Christmas Show” at Lincoln Center. Pauletta also shared the stage with Amy Grant, Michael McDonald, Sheila E and many others in the Production of "Something" at Carnegie Hall and in 2010 worked with the legendary Chaka Chan and the late, great Teena Marie in "Diva's Simply Singing."


Pauletta’s on-screen credits include "The Wilma Rudolf Story," starring Cecily Tyson and Denzel Washington, and "Purlie" starring Melba Moore, Sherman Hemsley, and Robert Guillaume. Pauletta was a series regular on the TV sitcom "The Parkers," starring Monique, and appeared in "Beloved,” starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She was a featured vocalist on the soundtrack of "Philadelphia," starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington and a featured pianist in the soundtrack of "The Antwone Fisher Story." Pauletta has created and performed her “One Woman Show” for both domestic and international audiences. After a hiatus from the stage to raise her four children, Pauletta has reemerged to continue her acting career, most recently performing in the Off-Broadway production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s, "Love Loss and What I Wore."

SUSAN LOUISE O’CONNOR (NIKKI)


Blithe Spirit on Broadway (Theatre World Award winner, Dorothy Loudon Broadway Debut Fellowship winner, Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Off Broadway credits include: Apostasy, Marion Bridge, Children at Play, What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends, Walk Two Moons, Never Swim Alone, See Bob Run, St. Scarlet, Susan Gets Some Play, Paper Cranes and Nerve. Regional credits include:  Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Huntington Theatre, Barrington Stage & Portland Stage.  Winner of the NYC Fringe Festival's best actor award for the one-woman show, Take.  Two-time Innovative Award nominee and winner for lead actress in Packawallop Production’s the silent concerto.  Film & television credits include: Flying Scissors, Coming Up Roses, Acts of Worship, The Moment, The Day My Towers Fell, The Poets, Parallel Passage and Law & Order: CI.  susanlouiseoconnor.com

CATHERINE SCHREIBER (JESSICA)


began her career in New York where she created the role of Jill in the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s play, Wayside Motor Inn, at the Manhattan Theatre Guild. She performed Margot in Craig Anderson’s production of Anne Frank at the Hudson Theatre Guild. Catherine followed that with the National Company’s production of Sly Fox directed by Arthur Penn with Jackie Gleason and Cleavon Little. In Los Angeles, she played June in The Man Who Came to Dinner with James Whitmore and starred as Rochelle in Saturday Night at the Cast Theatre.  Catherine’s film credits include The Jane Austen Book Club directed by Robin Swicord, Rat Race directed by Jerry Zucker, Night Falls on Manhattan directed by Sidney Lumet, Volcano directed by Mick Jackson and a starring role in Laughing Matters. Her many television roles include guest star appearances on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arliss, Cybill, Seinfeld, West Wing and a recurring role on Cagney & Lacey. Catherine graduated from Yale University where she closely worked with Meryl Streep and Chris Durang on many projects. She created the role of Mary Tyron Karamazov in the Chris Durang/Albert Innaurato production of Brother’s Karamazov and Katie Barr in the Wendy Wasserstein comedy, Montpelier’s Pazazz . Having created the role of “Jessica” in the Edgemar Productions of Desperate Writers and Desperate Writers Final Draft, Catherine is thrilled to resume the role of “Jessica” in the New York Premier of Desperate Writers.

 

BETH GLOVER (u/s Jessica, Vanessa, Carol, Nikki etc.)


New York: Lily, Take Me Along, Irish Rep.; Cora, Counsellor-at-Law, Peccadillo; The Lark; Westbeth; York; etc. National Tours:  Dirty Blonde; All Shook Up; Regional: Big Edie/Little Edie, Grey Gardens, TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, CA -- SFBACC Best Actress; Audrey, As You Like It, Shakespeare Theatre Co., DC; Ellie, World Premiere of The Good Girl is Gone, Playwrights Theatre of NJ;

Goodspeed; Pioneer; Pittsburgh CLO; GEVA etc. Commercials, TV & Films.  For complete credits:  www.bethgloveractress.com

Enthusiastic Board member of The Depot Theatre Westport, NY. Proud Actor’s Equity member.

MICHAEL ZLABINGER (US David)


Off Broadway—The Tempest; Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.  International—The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (European premiere, Vienna), dir. Pam MacKinnon.  Regional—Pioneer Theatre Company: Hamlet (Laertes); Shakespeare Theatre Company: Hamlet (Horatio); Baltimore Centerstage: Ah, Wilderness!; North Carolina Shakespeare Festival: Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Othello (Iago), The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night; Geva: Splitting Infinity (world premiere); North Carolina Stage Company: A Doll’s House (Torvald); Long Wharf: Hamlet w/ Hamish Linklater; Studio Arena: The Mousetrap; Hartford TheaterWorks: The Credeaux Canvas.  TV—Guiding Light; ER; Buffy; Pacific Blue; MTV’s Undressed; MTV’s Now What? (pilot).  Education—Carnegie Mellon; LAMDA. www.michaelzlabinger.com.

MARGUERITE STIMPSON (US Ashley, Nikki & Carol)


Broadway:  Butley, directed by Nicholas MartinNY: Transfigures- The Women’s Project, Apple Cove- The Lark, and Book Play- NYFF.   Regionally: Tragedy: a Tragedy at Berkeley Rep,  Pericles at the Shakespeare Theatre and the Goodman Theatre, (director- Mary Zimmerman), Butley  (Huntington Theatre),  Antigone  (A.R.T.), Proof, Play About the Baby, and Closer, among others, at the Hippodrome State Theatre and Apple Cove at TMTP.   Film and television credits: Law and Order: SVU, 30 Rock, The Onion, Delocated, Lipstick Jungle, Ed, As the World Turns, Last Night at Angelo’s (actor and writer), Blood Night, and Going Under. M.F.A.- A.R.T.