ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
Training: The Juilliard School, BFA. Theatre: The Cherry Orchard (Williamstown), Rodney’s Wife (Playwrights Horizons), Salome (L.A. Wadsworth Theatre), Othello (Vienna, Germany, The Public Theater). Film: The Help (Oscar®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, Critics’ Choice nominations), Tree of Life, Take Shelter, The Debt, Coriolanus, Lawless, Texas Killing Fields, Madagascar 3, Wilde Salome, Jolene. Upcoming: Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (December 2012), Mama (January 2013), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Chastain won more than 30 film critics’ awards for her work in 2011. THE HEIRESS is her Broadway debut.
Dr. Austin Sloper
Broadway: Tom Griffin’s Einstein and the Polar Bear (1981); Roundabout’s The Three Sisters (1997); Strindberg’s Dance of Death (2001) with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen; Oscar Wilde’s Salome (2003), starring Al Pacino. Other New York credits include Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood at Lincoln Center, Sam Shepard’s Eyes for Consuela at MTC, Richard Nelson’s Rodney’s Wife at Playwrights Horizon, Conversations at Tusculum at the Public, Bill Bozzone’s Saxophone Music, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party at CSC with Carey Perloff, who directed him in Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched at ACT in San Francisco this last year.
Broadway debut. Theatre includes Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Vortex, Hay Fever, The Romans in Britain, Much Ado About Nothing (UK tour) and As You Like It (UK and U.S. tour). TV includes Downton Abbey, Sense & Sensibility, Maxwell, Miss Marple, Dracula, The Line of Beauty, Frankenstein. Film includes the upcoming Vamps, directed by Amy Heckerling (release in autumn 2012); Summer in February and Hilde. Radio includes The Music Room, The Lady of the Camellias, Orley Farm, Dickens Confidential, The Tennis Court, A Question of Attribution.
This is Judith Ivey’s 39th year as a professional actress and her ninth year as a stage director. This is her tenth appearance on Broadway. She has received numerous honors and awards for her work as an actress and a director, including the coveted Tony® for her portrayals in Steaming and Hurlyburly. The list of her work in film, television and the theatre is long. Judith has been married to Tim Braine for 23 years, and has two fabulous kids, Maggie and Tom.
Off-Broadway: Close Up Space (MTC). Regional: Are You There McPhee? (John Guare world premiere), Crimes of the Heart (McCarter Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Berkeley Rep), Annie Bosh Is Missing (Sundance Theatre Lab). TV/film: The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, Sponge. Thank you Tom, Mom, Dad and family. BFA, Otterbein College. www.mollycamp.com
Arthur Townsend, u/s Morris Townsend, Coachman
Broadway: The American Plan, Journey’s End, Pygmalion, Our Town. Off-Broadway: The Common Pursuit, House/Garden, Everett Beekin, Substitution, World of Mirth. Film: The Adjustment Bureau, Children of Invention, Stick It in Detroit. TV: The Sopranos, Blue Bloods, CSI: NY and Miami, Law & Order: SVU, Ed, All My Children.
Broadway: Man and Boy, Dividing the Estate, Old Acquaintance. Off-Broadway: Rapture, Blister, Burn; Assistance; Sex Lives of Our Parents; The Orphans’ Home Cycle; Theophilus North; The Breadwinner. Regional: Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival. TV: Boardwalk Empire, The Following, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, SVU. Training: SMU.
u/s Catherine Sloper, Marian Almond, Maria, Mrs. Montgomery
Broadway: debut. Theatre: American Conservatory Theater: Phèdre, A Christmas Carol; Wilma Theater: In the Next Room; Pennsylvania Shakespeare: Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet; Shakespeare Santa Cruz: The Lion in Winter; CalShakes: Pericles. TV: The Good Wife. Training: MFA from ACT. www.mairinlee.com
Mrs. Montgomery, u/s Elizabeth Almond
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Sons of the Prophet (Roundabout), The Lady From Dubuque (understudy, Signature). Regional roles include Hesione in Heartbreak House, Flo in Picnic, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Elvira in Blithe Spirit (Elliot Norton Award). Film: State and Main, Moonlight Mile, others. TV: Grey’s Anatomy, The Sopranos, Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia, Friday Night Lights.
Elizabeth Almond, u/s Lavinia Penniman
Broadway: 33 Variations. Off-Broadway: NY Shakespeare Festival, All’s Well That Ends Well; Public, Stuff Happens; LCT, Third; Primary Stages, Boy. Regional: Ahmanson, Guthrie, Yale Rep, South Coast Rep, Denver Center, Shakespeare Theatre, Center Stage, Old Globe, McCarter, O’Neill Center, ATL. Film: Cooking for Richard. TV: Unforgettable, Whoopi, L&O, Homicide.