Nancy E. Carroll* (Marthy) returns to the Lyric Stage where she appeared in The Year of Magical Thinking, and The Glass Menagerie. Broadway: Present Laughter. International: The Cripple of Inishmaan, Big Maggie (Druid Theatre, Ireland), Return of the Winemaker (Cork Arts Theatre, Ireland). Regional: Ripcord, I Was Most Alive With You, The Seagull, Good People, Luck of the Irish, Prelude to a Kiss, Brendan, She Loves Me, The Rose Tattoo, Dead End (Huntington Theatre), Rapture Blister Burn (Geffen Playhouse), Our Town, She Loves Me (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Trad, Return of the Winemaker (Tir Na), Shakespeare in Love, Mothers and Sons, Other Desert Cities, The Savannah Disputation, The Women, Company, A Man Of No Importance (Speakeasy Stage), The New Electric Ballroom, Breath of Life, Trad, Doubt, Happy Days, My Old Lady, Collected Stories (Gloucester Stage), Uncanny Valley, Secret Garden (Stoneham Theatre), The Clean House, Frozen, Sweeney Todd, Kindertransport (New Rep), Bailegangaire (Súgán Theatre), Humble Boy, Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale (Publick Theatre), Auntie and Me (Merrimack Repertory), Precious Little, Buried Child, The Unexpected Man (Nora Theatre). TV and Film: Spotlight, Olive Kitteridge, Irrational Man. Elliot Norton Awards for Present Laughter, Brendan, Bailegangaire
Johnny Lee Davenport* (Chris C. Christopherson) returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in Water by the Spoonful (2013) and Broke-ology (2011). Recent shows include Oleanna (New Rep), Fences (Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando), Bank Job (Gloucester Stage), Thurgood (New Rep), Oedipus Rex (PICT, Pittsburgh), Akeelah and the Bee (Wheelock Family Theatre), The African Company Presents Richard III, Death of a Salesman, Arcadia (APT, Spring Green, Wisconsin), and Bootycandy (SpeakEasy Stage). Awards: Boston Magazine’s Best Actor, Elliot Norton Award, Best Actor for Broke-ology, two Broadway World Boston Awards, and D.C.’s Helen Hayes Award. For full career credits, please visit johnnyleedavenport.com.
Lindsey McWhorter* (Anna Christie) returns to the Lyric Stage having previously appeared in Mr. Burns and Intimate Apparel (IRNE Award - Best Actress, Midsize). Other Boston credits include: Arabian Nights (Central Square Theatre),The Farm (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre), In the Next Room (SpeakEasy Stage), In the Continuum (Up You Mighty Race Theatre Company), A Midsummer Night's Dream, and As You Like It (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Other theatre credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird (Montana Repertory Theatre, National Tour), A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Seussical, and All Shook Up (Idaho Summer Repertory). She began her professional acting career in 2006 at the Hangar Theatre with Bloodline: the Children of Argos and later appeared in The Overwhelming. Lindsey has also worked with Berkshire Playwright’s Lab, Double Edge Theatre Company, and Debbie Allen Dance Academy. She received her M.F.A. from Brandeis and BA from Alabama State University and is a proud member of AEA and SAG. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Lindsey grew up in Jasper, AL and currently lives in Medway, MA with her son, daughter, and husband. She gives special thanks to God and to her husband Joe, family, friends and Faith Community Church of Hopkinton for their love and support.
James R. Milord (Larry) returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in last season’s Barbecue. Other theatre credits include Akeelah and the Bee (Wheelock Family Theatre), Clybourne Park (Longwood Players Club), Splendor, Brothers Size Trilogy, The Good Negro, Den of Thieves, Emancipation Of Mandy and Miz Ellie, 103 Within the Veil, Clockwork Orange (Company One), Zooman and The Sign, Feathers On My Arm (Our Place Theatre), and Macbeth (Shakespeare Now). He was honored to receive Best Emerging Actor in 2010 ((David Wheeler Award). Film credits include The Brotherhood (Showtime) and a handful of industrial commercials. He currently works as a theatre educator, and continues to pursue his dreams professionally.
Dan Whelton* (Mat Burke) returns to the Lyric Stage having previously appeared in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and One Man, Two Guvnors. Other theatre credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Long Day’s Journey into Night (The Majestic Theater), I Hate Hamlet (Playhouse on Park), A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre), Operation Epsilon (Nora Theatre, IRNE Award, Best Ensemble), I Capture The Castle (Stoneham Theatre), The History Boys (SpeakEasy Stage, IRNE Award, Best Ensemble), Take Me Out (Hartford TheatreWorks),The Learned Ladies of Park Ave (Hartford Stage), Arsenic and Old Lace, and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Ivoryton Playhouse). Film credits include Patriot’s Day and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Special thanks to my lovely wife Isabelle, and to our beautiful children Lydia and Liam! Je vous aime!
Scott Edmiston (Director) returns to the Lyric Stage where he recently directed the award-winning productions of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017 Elliot Norton Award) and My Fair Lady, (2016 Elliot Norton Award). Other Lyric stage credits: Light Up the Sky, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Water by the Spoonful, Time Stands Still, My Name is Asher Lev, Miss Witherspoon, The Scene, Lobby Hero, and Private Lives. He has directed more than 60 Boston-area productions at SpeakEasy Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, and Underground Railway Theatre, among others. Highlights include Long Day’s Journey into Night, Constellations, Shakespeare in Love, The History Boys, Casa Valentina, The Light in the Piazza, Reckless, Five by Tenn, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, A Marvelous Party, and Betrayal. Six of his productions have received Elliot Norton Awards as Outstanding Production or Musical, and he has received four Norton Awards and three IRNE Awards for his direction. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State, the StageSource Theatre Hero Award, and the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence in Theatre. He is the author of “Acting Misbegotten: The Creative Journey to Eugene O’Neill” published in the anthology Critical Insights: Eugene O’Neill (Salem Press, 2012). Scott is a Professor of the Practice and Chair of the Department of Theatre at Northeastern University.
Janie E. Howland** (Scenic Design) has most recently designed Lyric Stage’s Gypsy, Company, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Other recent productions include Sonia Flew (Wellesley Rep), The Importance of Being Earnest (Odyssey Opera), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Boston Children’s Theatre), Arcadia (Nora Theatre), Home Game (Ohio Star Theatre), Urban Nutcracker (Tony Williams Dance Center). Off-Broadway: Simon Says. Work seen at CONSENSES conceived by Sally Taylor. Other venues include Emerson Majestic, New Rep, Weston Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Speakeasy Stage, A.R.T. Institute, Boston Conservatory, Company One, Stoneham Theatre, Seacoast Rep, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Theatre Studio 210. Brandeis University M.F.A.; Co-founder CYCO SCENIC; four-time Elliot Norton Award winner, four-time IRNE Award winner; adjunct faculty at Emerson College, Wellesley College. USA Local 829. janiehowland.com
Charles Schoonmaker** (Costume Design) returns to the Lyric Stage having designed costumes for Grey Gardens, 33 Variations, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Charles is the recipient of four Daytime Emmy Awards for his work in television and an IRNE Award for Best Costume Design for Venus in Fur at the Huntington Theatre. Other work on Boston stages includes North Shore Music Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Arts Emerson, Boston Baroque, Central Square Theatre, and the Israeli Stage Company. Regional credits include the Berkshire Theatre Group, The Chester Theatre Company, Dorset Theatre Festival, and seven seasons as the resident costume designer at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Television credits include Another World, All My Children, and As the World Turns. He teaches costume design at Bennington College. Charles-Schoonmaker.com
Karen Perlow** (Lighting Design) has been a Boston area designer for over 25 years. She returns to the Lyric where favorite productions include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Death of a Salesman, Water by the Spoonful, My Name Is Asher Lev, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Miss Witherspoon, Urinetown, the Musical, Dirty Blonde, and Lobby Hero. Earlier this season she designed The Royale (Merrimack Repertory Theater), Peer Gynt (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Shakespeare in Love (SpeakEasy Stage), The Irish & How They Got That Way (Greater Boston Stage Company), and Hold These Truths (Lyric Stage). Later this season she will be designing Two Jews Walk into a War (New Rep), Calendar Girls (Greater Boston Stage Company), and Dancing at Lughnasa (Gloucester Stage). She is a 3-time winner of the IRNE Award for Best Lighting Design (2009, 2007, 2002), and NYC SOLO Fest 2013. Karen has taught Light Design at Northeastern and MIT as well as English to Speakers of Other Languages with the YMCA. Member USA 829. She also serves as the treasurer of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund (TCBF.org) for Larry.
Dewey Dellay** (Composer/Sound Design) is back at the Lyric Stage after having composed and designed for numerous past productions, two of which were Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Death of a Salesman. Some other past credits include Constellations (
Jesse Hinson (Fight Choreographer) is a Boston-based actor, choreographer, and educator. He has designed violence for Actors' Shakespeare Project, SpeakEasy Stage, The Lyric Stage, Central Square Theater, and Berkshire Theater Group. He earned an M.F.A. in acting from Brandeis University and is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Theatre at Northeastern University.
Amelia Broome (Dialect Coach) returns to the Lyric Stage where she has assisted with dialects for numerous shows and has performed in leading roles, as well at many theatres in the Boston area. She is a certified Linklater voice teacher with over twenty years experience teaching voice, speech, and musical theatre. She has also served as dialect coach for SpeakEasy Stage, Nora/Central Square Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Merrimack Rep, Gloucester Stage, Stoneham Theatre, and the Huntington Theatre. She is on the Acting Faculty at Emerson College. Member: AEA, MTEA (Music Theater Educators Alliance), and VASTA. Amelia holds an M.F.A. from Boston University.
* denotes member of Actor's Equity Association