‘A Quick 5′ with Robert Michael Oliver

Robert Michael Oliver

Robert Michael Oliver is currently embodying Walt Whitman in his one man tour de force solo piece called Song of Myself: The Whitman Project. This is the second in Oliver’s American poetry-in-performance series which started with his one man show based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe which also played Capital Fringe. Some of you might […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Rebecca Ende

Rebecca Ende

Rebecca Ende has just completed a very ambitious season that featured something like 224 performances, 16 readings and 86 discussions, all at one theatre company. The company I speak of is Theater J and Rebecca is their Managing Director. Most of us that work in the arts don’t like to think about the budget but as […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Haely Jardas

Haely Jardas

Haely Jardas is preparing to play the role of Catherine in Blind Pug Arts Collective’s production of TAME. at Capital Fringe. Haely graduated from American University with two BA degrees in Theatre and Broadcast Journalism. While at AU she performed in a wide variety of roles ranging from Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls to Jan/Jon in Ubu […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh is currently in rehearsals for Carrie the Musical at Studio Theatre where she will be playing  the role of Margaret. The show begins performances on July 9th as part of  Studio Theatre’s 2nd Stage division. Barbara last appeared at Studio Theatre in Grey Gardens as the eccentric Edie Beale. Recently she appeared at Center […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Frank Britton

Frank Britton

Frank Britton has just completed playing Pontius Pilate in Forum Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Frank has been getting  lots of attention these days because of something that happened to him on the opening night of this show. While hailing a cab to go home after his opening night party, Frank […]

‘A Quick 5′ with William Yanesh

William Yanesh

  William Yanesh can currently be seen and heard playing the piano at Round House Theatre as the musical director for Ordinary Days.  Some recent area credits as either musical director/orchestrator or composer include The Last Five Years at Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction,) Winnie-the Pooh, Goodnight Moon, Miss Nelson is Missing […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Douglass G. Lutz

Douglass G. Lutz. Photo by Mark Garvin

Douglass G. Lutz is currently the musical and vocal director for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. Previous WST credits include In The Heights, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers, Les Misérables, Carousel and Miss Saigon. Douglass has Barrymore nominations for his work on the last five […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Ed Dixon

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Ed Dixon is currently very busy over at Signature Theatre. He is part of the cast for a new musical called Cloak and Dagger. As we all know performing is not an easy job but Ed also wrote the book, music and lyrics for this production. Previously at Signature Theatre Ed has appeared in Sunset Boulevard (Helen […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson Photo by Eric La Cour.

Randy Johnson’s work is being represented for the second time this season at Arena Stage where he is currently the director of Smokey Joe’s Café — The Songs of Lieber and Stoller. Randy conceived, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed One Night With Janis Joplin which played two engagements at Arena Stage before moving to Broadway. Randy is a […]

‘A Quick 5′ with John Leslie Wolfe

John Leslie Wolfe

John Leslie Wolfe is currently portraying the corrupt police chief Tiger Brown in Signature Theatre’s production of The Threepenny Opera.  John has been seen onstage in NY in an eclectic mix of hits, misses and shows that deserved better on Broadway. They include the under appreciated musicals Parade and Passion, the hit musical Evita and the show with the […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Emily Young

Emily Young

Emily Young is currently onstage at Folger Theatre as part of Fiasco Theatre’s production of  The Two Gentleman of Verona in the roles of Lucetta and Sylvia . She was seen on Broadway in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway credits include Fiasco’s Measure for Measure and Cymbeline; TFANA/Barrow Street Theater: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Public Theater: Romeo and Juliet, Theater Breaking Through Barriers: […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Virginia Gregory

Virginia Gregory

Today’s column is one of a very personal nature and the subject is a person I care very deeply about. Virginia Gregory for many years played Luisa in The Fantasticks at Sullivan Street Playhouse in NY during it’s original 42 year off-Broadway run. Some of you musical theatre geeks might remember her from another musical by […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Ines Nassara

Ines Nassara

Ines Nassara is currently playing Ronny in the smash hit production of Hair at Keegan Theatre. Ines recently made a big impression on me and everyone else as the Civil Rights Marcher in Crossing at Signature Theatre. She is currently attending Towson University and has appeared in their productions of Spring Awakening and Rent. Other stage […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Kate Skinner

Kate Skinner

Kate Skinner is currently playing the role of Mistress Quickly in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s epic rep of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. Kate’s many appearances at STC include The Alchemist, King Lear (mainstage and Free For All), Peer Gynt, Othello, Henry VI, Measure for Measure, The Misanthrope, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night. On Broadway she appeared […]