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The Fabulous Lipitones Cast and Creative Team

The Fabulous Lipitones Cast and Creative Team

Meet the Cast       Meet the Creative Team

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CAST

DC Anderson D.C. ANDERSON* (Howard) Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Queen of the Mist. National Tour: The Phantom of the Opera, Martin Guerre, Pippin, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Regional: Steppenwolf, The Ballad of Litle Jo; Guthrie, Martin Guerre; Rep Theater of St. Louis, The Laramie Project-Epilogue. Cast Recordings: Of Thee I Sing, Queen of the Mist. Also songwriter, photographer. Recordings: Ten solo CDs (newest: Close Companions) at iTunes. www.dcanderson.net. D.C. conceived/produced the first Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS holiday recording, 1993's Cabaret Noël. In 2010: In My Room, a multi-artist CD benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
   
Wally Dunn

WALLY DUNN* (Wally) Broadway: Spamalot, Gypsy (Bernadette Peters), One Mo’ Time, Master Class. National Tours: West Side Story, Spamalot, All Shook Up, Master Class. Off-Broadway: Roundabout, The Vineyard, Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: Hangar Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Hartford Stage, George Street Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public, McCarter Theatre, New York Stage & Film, GeVa. Film: The School of Rock, In & Out, In Dreams, The Opportunists, 24 Hour Woman, The Good Shepherd. TV: 30 Rock, The Carrie Diaries, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. Actors’ Equity member since 1987. MD.

   
Rohan Kyman ROHAN KYMAL* (Bob) is titillated to be making his Goodspeed debut!  Recent Film/TV credits: Plus One and Newlyweeds. Theatre credits: All the Rats and Rags (3LD/Joe's Pub), Reality Show (Madison Square Garden), HAIR (Caldwell Theatre). Recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of The Arts and NYU Stern School of Business. Favorite shows at NYU include Therese Raquin, Company, Once on This Island, and Gone Missing. Many thanks to this magnificent cast and crew, my extraordinary friends, and my wonderfully loving and supportive family.
   

Danny Rutigliano

DANNY RUTIGLIANO* (Phil) is happy to make his Goodspeed debut. Most recently: title role of Fiorello! at Encores! Other Encores!: Bells Are Ringing, Kismet, The New Moon, One Touch of Venus. Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Tours: The Lion King (original B'way & L.A. casts, Ovation Award), Billy Elliot, Born Yesterday, ...Whorehouse Goes Public, How to Succeed..., Godspell, Hollywood Pinafore, Silk Stockings, Yiddle With a Fiddle, Topper, Daydreams. Starred in Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel. TV/Film: Bored to Death, Without a Trace, all the Law & Orders, My Big Fat Greek Life, Three Sisters, Brothers Garcia, Naked Brothers Band, Goodfellas, 13, The Producers, Dumbo II. Extensive regional theatre; countless commercials and voiceovers. Favorite role: Husband to Jacqueline Monroe. dannyrutigliano.com
   

CREATIVE TEAM

John Markus JOHN MARKUS (Author) is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning television writer making his debut as a playwright with The Fabulous Lipitones. His career began with "Taxi," after which he joined the original staff of "The Cosby Show." Promoted to supervising producer/writer only weeks in, Markus was handed the reins of the show and made co-executive producer, remaining as the series’ head writer for six years. During his tenure, he wrote or co-wrote 67 episodes. He then co-created the Cosby spinoff "A Different World," which ran six seasons on NBC. Back at Paramount, Markus teamed with Al Franken to create "Lateline," a critically acclaimed series that now holds the NBC record for being canceled three times. He next joined HBO’s "The Larry Sanders Show," earning his fourth Emmy nomination for the infamous Ellen Degeneres episode. Markus just directed The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait, a short documentary chronicling the efforts of five diva Pitmasters attempting to cook true Texas brisket for 5,000 soldiers stationed in Kuwait.
   
Mark St. Germain MARK ST. GERMAIN (Author) has written the plays Freud’s Last Session (Best Play, 2001 Off-Broadway Alliance), Best of Enemies, Dr. Ruth: All The Way, and Camping with Henry and Tom (Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Awards). Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah will premiere this summer at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and the Barrington Stage Company. With composer Randy Courts, he wrote the musicals The Gifts of The Magi, Jack’s Holiday, and Johnny Pye. For Nashville’s Ryman Theater, Mark created the Tammy Wynette musical Stand By Your Man. Television work includes Writer and Creative Consultant for "The Cosby Show." He co-wrote Carroll Ballard’s film Duma and produced and directed the documentary My Dog, An Unconditional Love Story. Mark wrote the award winning children’s book Three Cups. He is a member of the DGA and the WGE, a member of the HB Playwrights Unit, and an Associate Artist of the Barrington Stage Company.
   
Gordon Greenberg GORDON GREENBERG (Director) Directing/Writing includes: Working (59 E 59, Old Globe, Broadway in Chicago, Asolo), Jacques Brel … (Zipper Theatre, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Award noms), Band Geeks! (also co-writer, Goodspeed), Pirates! (Goodspeed, Huntington, Paper Mill, MUNY), Yentl (Asolo), Guys & Dolls (National Tour, Chichester Theatre Festival UK 2014), The Baker's Wife (Goodspeed, Paper Mill), Disney’s Believe (Disney Creative Entertainment), The Single Girls Guide (also book writer, Capital Rep.), We The People (Lortel Award Nom.), 33 Variations (Capital Rep.), Floyd Collins (Signature Theatre), Citizens Band (Spiegeltent), Happy Days (Goodspeed, Paper Mill, First National Tour), 1776 (Paper Mill), Vanities (Theatreworks Palo Alto, Bay Area Critics Award), Peter Pan (U.S. National Tour). Current projects include: Scramble Band! (co-writer, Disney Channel), Rags (Roundabout), Johnny Baseball (Williamstown), and developing new musicals for Universal Pictures and producer Jeffrey Seller. Education: Stanford University, NYU Film School, Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
   
Connor Gallagher CONNOR GALLAGHER (Choreographer) Recent: Charles Busch’s Bunnicula (off-Broadway), Elf (new First National Tour). Other: Peter Pan, Chicago (Director/Choreographer, Northern Stage); Into the Woods (Assistant Director, Public Theatre); The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout workshop, Alex Timbers, dir.); Spidermusical (The Mint); Perez Hilton… (FringeNYC, Bleecker, Barrow, Joe’s Pub); Black Lagoon, Duck for President, Junie B. Jones (Theatreworks); Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center); The York Theatre, The Riverside Theatre, La Comedia, Revision Theatre, Broadway Cares, and The Battery's Down. Connor has created choreography for Glidden Paint, Luxxotica Eyewear, and Hanky Panky underwear. Graduate, The Cincinnati Conservatory. Thank you, Gordon and Scott. www.connorgallagher.com
   
Dan Pardo DAN PARDO (Vocal Arrangements & Music Director) is in his third season on the Goodspeed music staff, previously music-directing Come From Away (2013 Festival of New Artists) and accompanying last year's An Evening With Ed Dixon. Other Goodspeed favorites: City of Angels, Showboat, and ...Mousical. Dan has also written piano-vocal arrangements for Sleepless in Seattle (Pasadena Playhouse), Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks USA), Roller Disco! (ART), and Schmoozy Togetherness (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Many thanks to his family, friends, and supporters—especially DL, MOF, and Chrissy. Proud graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he sang baritone in his own barbershop quartet, Apple Pie Time.
   
Brian Prather BRIAN PRATHER (Scenic Design) Off-Broadway credits include: The Memory Show (Transport Group), Freud’s Last Session (New World Stages), Nymph Errant and Iron Curtain (Prospect Theatre Co.), WTC View (59 E 59th), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons), Fugitive Songs (45th St. Theatre). International: Minyeo-neun Goerowo (South Korea). Regional: Resident Designer for the New Musical Theatre Lab at Barrington Stage Co., including premieres of Dr. Ruth: All the Way, The North Pool, The Memory Show, and Poolboy; The Broad Stage; Shakespeare on the Sound; The Mercury Theatre; Delaware Theatre Co.; The Hangar Theatre; TheatreWorks Hartford; Florida Studio Theatre; and others.  Recently awarded the Jeff Equity Award for Best Set Design for Freud’s Last Session in Chicago.
   
  GREGORY GALE (Costume Design) Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony Award Nomination, Henry Hewes Design Award Nomination; Arcadia; Rock of Ages, Tony Award Nomination, Henry Hewes Design Award Nomination (plus US Tour, Las Vegas, London, Toronto, and Australia); The Wedding Singer, Drama Desk Nomination; Urinetown (plus US Tour and Toronto), Lucille Lortel Nomination; Band in Berlin. Off-Broadway: The Voysey Inheritance, Lucille Lortel Award, Henry Hewes Design Award Nomination (Atlantic); The Milliner, Lucille Lortel Nomination (CSC); The Third Story, Henry Hewes Design Award Nomination (MTC); Country Club, Drama Desk Nomination; The Torch-Bearers; Uncle Tom’s Cabin; As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept.). Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. www.gregorygale.com
   
  JEFF CROITER (Lighting Design) Broadway: Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Jekyll and Hyde, The Performers, The Anarchist, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki and Herb. Other NYC includes: The Last Five Years; Old Jews Telling Jokes; The Madrid; Clive; Silence! ; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Soul Doctor; Harper Regan; Meet Vera Stark; Rapture, Blister, Burn; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Streamers; Family Guys Sings; Jerry Springer The Opera; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Garland Concert at Carnegie Hall; Love Child; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Jacques Brel; I Love You Because; Almost, Maine; The Dazzle; and Jennifer Muller The Works.
   
  CORY PATTAK (Lighting Design) New York: Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks USA); This Side of Paradise (Off-Broadway); Hot Mess in Manhattan (Chernuchin); Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Beckett Theatre); Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (HERE); Nymph Errant, With Glee, The Blue Flower, Unlock’d (Prospect Theatre). Regional: The Single Girl’s Guide (Cap Rep); Liberty (Warner Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Arkansas Rep); Shipwrecked! (Penguin Rep); 42nd Street (Resorts Casino); Rent, South Pacific (Engeman Theatre); HSM (Surflight); Les Misérables, ...Spelling Bee (Northern Stage); Fully Committed (Syracuse Stage). Associate: Newsies, Peter...Starcatcher, An Evening..Patti Lupone & Mandy Patinkin, Story of My Life, Irena’s Vow (Broadway); Band Geeks, H2S (Goodspeed); Lost in the Stars (Encores!); Chicago, Wizard of Oz (US Tours); Daddy Long Legs (Various Regional/London). www.corypattak.com
   
  MICHAEL CLARK (Projection Design) Recent Design: The Heidi Chronicles (Asolo Theater), Ghost The Musical UK Tour (Cardiff Wales). Broadway, Associate Designer: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Annie, Chaplin, Ghost The Musical.  Broadway, Designer: Jersey Boys, 700 Sundays, Elephant Man, Dracula The Musical, Ring of Fire. My One And Only (Goodspeed);  The Last Five Years (Philidelphia Theatre Co.); Ace, The Word Begins, Sister Amiee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Allegro, One Red Flower (Signature Theater, VA); The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse, CA).
   
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is proud to continue his long association with Goodspeed and wishes to congratulate the entire organization on its 50th Anniversary season. Jay has been the resident sound designer for many years and has designed countless productions at both the Goodspeed Opera House and The Norma Terris Theatre.  His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at regional theatres from coast to coast.  Along with his design duties, Jay serves as Goodspeed’s Lighting & Sound Supervisor.  He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme.
   

 


*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.