Cast of Characters
Larry Bull is very pleased to be returning to Gulf Shore Playhouse after appearing as Torvald in last year's A Doll's House. He has appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center. Other New York credits include Kenneth - What is the Frequency? at the 78th St Theatre Lab and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Regionally he's worked with Actors Theatre of Louisville (The Mystery of Irma Vep), Shakespeare Theatre (Twelfth Night), the Denver Center Theatre Company (The Trip to Bountiful, A Christmas Carol), Chautauqua Theatre Company (Arcadia), Huntington Theatre Company (Amphitryon), Trinity Repertory Company (The Music Man), The Kennedy Center (Shear Madness), Cincinnati Playhouse and The Repertory Theatre of St Louis (Dracula), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (The Count of Monte Cristo, Cymbeline), Utah Shakespearean Festival (Our Town, Tartuffe), Geva Theatre (Shear Madness), and Virginia Stage Company (Rough Crossing). In Chicago he won a Joseph Jefferson Award for the role of Slim in Synergy Theatre's Of Mice and Men and appeared as Juror No. 4 in Amicus Theatre Company's Twelve Angry Men.
Nick Duckart (Marco) is thrilled to be making his Gulfshore Playhouse debut, in one of his favorite plays of all time! A BFA graduate from New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL), Nick has performed at numerous regional theatres, including: The Marjorie Little Theatre (NYC), La Jolla Playhouse (CA), Florida Stage, Caldwell Theatre Co., Palm Beach DramaWorks, Actors' Playhouse, GableStage, Mosaic Theatre, Broward Stage Door, Mad Cat Theatre, and City Theatre, among others. He is also a member of the working ensemble of Desmond Child's Broadway-bound musical, Cuba Libre. Nick is a recipient of the Carbonell Award, Silver Palm Award, and The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald Silver Knight Award in Drama. TV credits include: USA Network's "Burn Notice" and Univision Interactive. Nick is also an accomplished singer, and has sung the national anthem at numerous events, as well as having been a vocalist for artists such as Ricky Martin. Many thanks to his family, friends, mentors for their undying support! Proud AEA member.
Val Kuffel is delighted to be joining the cast of Gulfshore Playhouse again, after appearing last year as Moliere in Tartuffe. Val also appeared in "Love Letters" at the Norris Center, "Mauritius" at the Naples Players, in commercials for Avow Hospice, an actor for ETC Readers Theater at Sugdens Theater and a VO in a WGCU production of "Into the Wilds". Originally from Omaha Nebraska, Val spent 28 years on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands before retiring to Naples. A graduate of the Univ. Of Nebraska at Omaha (BFA-Art), he also attended Creighton Univ. and UCLA and is an Air Force veteran. Other theatre credits include: Lend Me a Tenor, Mass Appeal (Bootleggers Theatre), Remains to be Seen, Say Darling, Come Blow Your Horn (Omaha Playhouse), Barefoot in the Park, Mary, Mary (Chanticleer Theatre). He also appeared with the Des Moines Theatre and the Springfield Players in Massachusetts.
Kira McCarthy (Catherine) is thrilled to be a part of this production! A recent NYU Tisch graduate, she earned her B.F.A. in Theater and English Literature. She is a member of Brave New World Repertory Theater in Brooklyn, where she was last seen playing Abigail in The Crucible. Other credits include Uncle Sam I Am, I Will, and The Late Night Cabaret (Williamstown Theatre Festival/Workshop). She was also featured in the pilot episode of "Start-Up" for the Halogen TV network and has appeared on As the World Turns, as well as several Columbia and NYU MFA short films. Thanks to my wonderful family and friends and my guys at Henderson Hogan. You can see more of Kira's work at www.kiramccarthy.com.
Christian Pedersen (Rodolpho) is very happy making his Gulfshore Playhouse debut, and playing a Sicilian! Regionally he has performed at NJ Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Vineyard Playhouse, Arkansas Rep, Ivorton Playhouse, and Connecticut Free Shakespeare. In New York City he has appeared in several Off and Off-Off Broadway shows, most recently in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? at the 3LD Arts & Technology Center. TV credits include The Good Wife, Fringe, Damages, One Life to Live, and All My Children. Up next: Dividing the Estate at People's Light and Theatre Company in Pennsylvania. www.christianpedersen.com
GAYTON SCOTT: Broadway; Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, dir. Sam Mendes, The Women starring Cynthia Nixon, Present Laughter starring Frank Langella, dir. Scott Elliott. Off Broadway/Other New York; Abigail's Party The New Group, White Chocolate The Culture Project, The October Crises Packawollop at the Fringe, NYC + 30 Red Fern, dir. Daniel Talbott, The Tutor Prospect Theater Company, Joyce Carol Oates' I Stand Before You Naked WET, among others. Regional; Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf, Barrington Stage, Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Williamstown, Virginia Stage among others. TV/ Film; As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Law & Order: CI, Great Performances on PBS, P.S I Love You, upcoming Forbidden Love. Gayton is a member of The Actors Center Workshop Company, as well as Packawollop.
Michael Serratore (Louis) was last seen in the LAByrinth Theatre Company's "Barn Series", in New York, in a program of new Israel Horovitz shorts, directed by Scott Illingworth, featuring Jeremy Sisto. He last performed on the South Florida stage in the world premiere of Nilo Cruz' "The Color of Desire", at the Actor's Playhouse. He appeared, alongside the author, in the Gloucester Stage Company's world premiere of Israel Horovitz' "Fast Hands", later reprising his role at the Actor's Studio in New York. Past regional credits include "SIDEMAN" (Lewiston, ME), "ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION" (Westport, CT), "THE PRICE" (Gloucester, MA), and "THE ODD COUPLE" ( co-production between Avi Hoffman's New Vista Theatre Company and Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre), among others. In NYC, Anne Washburne's "THE SURGERY PATIENTS, directed by Damon Kiely (Ontological Theatre), "HUGHIE" (for Taiwanese director, Shui Ping, supervised by Anne Bogart), Gary Garrison's "WE MAKE A WALL" (Expanded Arts Theatre), "RUSSIAN COURAGE" (Immigrant Theatre Project), "GOLDEN BOY" (Power Theatre), among others. He has been seen on "THE SOPRANOS", and in the FDNY Domestic Violence Training Film, "WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM?". He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and long time member of their Dramatic Writing Program's "First Look Theatre Company".
JOSEPH R. SICARI (Alfieri) HBO miniseries "The Pacific" (Salvatore Basilone), FILMS include "Kicking & Screaming" (Will Ferrell), "Stiffs" (Danny Aiello, Lesley Ann Warren), "Partners" (Ryan O'Neil), "Who Is Harry Kellerman" (Dustin Hoffman) TV: Guest starred in over 250 shows from 'Mod Squad' to "Soprano's" - "Seinfeld" (Willie, his dry cleaner), "NYPDBlue", "Law and Order", "Triple Play" w/ Liza Minnelli: "One Day at a Time" (recurring), Hart to Hart, 'Antony & Cleopatra' w/ Lynn Redgrave; and appeared as a regular in the original Movie Of The Week Pilot of "Loveboat". THEATER NY: original "Dames at Sea" (w/ Bernadette Peters); "Damn Yankees" (Bennie Van Buren - Nt'l Co. w/ Jerry Lewis; "Golden Boy" (City Center); "Price of Fame" w/ Charles Grodin (Roundabout); "The Tempest" Mark Taper Forum; "Trinculo" w/ Anthony Hopkins REGIONAL: "12 Angry Men" (Juror #11), "My Fair Lady" (Doolittle), "Tenth Man" (Foreman), "The Dybbuk" (Mark Taper), "You Can't Take It With You" (Kolienkov), "School For Wives" (Arnolphe) MUSICALS: "Funny Thing HappenedÉ" (Pseudolus); "Oklahoma" (Ali Hakim); "Bells Are Ringing" (Sandor); "Can Can" (Boris). Has worked with Harold Clurman, Tennessee Williams, and Agnes DeMille. Director/Teacher/Coach. Conducts seminars in schools. You will soon see him in Disney's "Imagination Movers." WEBSITE: josephrsicari.com
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