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Josh Lewis


Frequent appearances on Comedy Central and MTV, as well at live venues throughout New York, across the country, and comedy festivals around the world. Original cast member and Co-writer of "Crepuscule," which evolved into the hit Broadway musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". Founding member of the The Bert Fershners and New York Comedysportz. Other TV includes, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and commercials for burgers, beer, and gas.

Erin Quinn Purcell


Erin’s a member of New York’s renowned Adobe Theater Company. With collaborator Greg Jackson, she wrote, directed and starred in the off-Broadway hit, “Duet!,” and recently completed "A Fish Story," for which they received a grant from the Jonathan Larson Foundation. A mainstay of New York’s downtown theater scene, her numerous credits include “Hooray for Iceboy” (which she co-wrote), “Notions in Motion,” “Blink of an Eye” and "Orpheus and Eurydice." Film: "Homebody." TV: “Hope & Faith.”

Lee Wilkof


Films include: "Imaginary Heroes," "School of Rock," "The Grey Zone," "Addicted to Love," "Private Parts," "This Boys Life," "Hero." TV: “Ally McBeal,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The West Wing,” “Law & Order,” “Newhart,” “100 Centre Street,” “Hart to Hart,” “Night Court," “Sisters." Broadway: "The Boys from Syracuse," "Kiss Me, Kate" (Tony nomination), "She Loves Me," "The Front Page," "Sweet Charity." Original Seymour in "Little Shop of Horrors."

Sonia Manzano

(Bernice Greenfield)

For the last thirty-two years Sonia has appeared as “Maria” on "Sesame Street". Stage: The original cast of "Godspel."

Dan Fogler


2005 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in Broadway's "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,". Off-Broadway: "Joe Fearless". Film: "Hyper", "Bust a Move", "Brooklyn Thrill Killers", upcoming "The Marconi Bros.", "School for Scoundrels", "Balls of Fury", "Rapunzel Unbraided".

Josh Hamilton


Films include: "The Bourne Identity," "The Ice Age," "House of Yes," "Kicking and Screaming," "With Honors," "Alive," "Another Woman," "Firstborn." Broadway: "Proof," "Brighton Beach Memoirs". TV: “The Practice," “Third Watch," “Absolutely Fabulous," “Sex & the City” “The 60’s," “Women and Wallace," “O Pioneers."

Keira Naughton


Films include: "Cradle Will Rock," "Blair Witch Two." TV: “Law & Order: SVU," “Sex in the City." Broadway: "Dance of Death," "The Three Sisters." Numerous off-Broadway and regional credits.

Maria Tucci

(Mrs. Mayer)

Broadway: "The Night of the Iguana," "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "Kingdoms," "A Lesson From Aloes," "Spokesong," "The School for Wives," "The Great White Hope," "The Cuban Thing," "The Little Foxes," "Yerma," "The Rose Tattoo" (Tony Nomination), "The Deputy," "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore." Films include: "To Die For." TV: “Law & Order," “Third Watch," “Spin City," 100 Centre Street."

John Monteith

(Mr. Mayer)

A veteran writer and performer with Second City, John performs across the U.S. and around the world as an improviser. With his partner, Suzane Rand, he has brought improvisation to Broadway and the White House, as well as the "Today," "Tonight," and "Tomorrow" shows. He has written extensively for television and continues to perform, teach and write.

Phyllis Somerville

(Aunt Lorraine)

Films include: "Anatomy of a Breakup," "Swimfan," "Simply Irresistible," "The Imposters," "Leap of Faith," "Arthur." TV: “Law & Order” (Original, SVU and Criminal Intent), “Third Watch," “The Sopranos," “Homicide: Life on the Street," “Sex in the City," “NYPD Blue," “Chappelle’s Show." Broadway: "'night, Mother," "Once in a Lifetime," "Over Here!"

Mia Barron


Broadway: “QED." Numerous Off-Broadway and regional credits include: "The World Over" and "She Stoops To Comedy" (Playwrights Horizons), "Time Flies" (The Old Globe), "Heartbreak House" and "Springtime for Henry" (Huntington Theatre), "The School for Husbands" (The Westport Playhouse), "Sixteen Wounded" (Long Wharf).

Nina Hellman


Stage credits include "The Escape Artist" (Primary Stages), "Once in a Lifetime" (Atlantic Theatre), "L'Orgueil" (Paris, France). She has appeared at Stella, big room comedy, hosted by David Wain, Michael Black and Michael Showalter and is a performing member of "The Flying Karamozov Brothers' New Old Time Chautauqua." Film: "Wet Hot American Summer." Nina is a member of the band Cake Like.

Tom Shillue


Has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,"“Premium Blend” on Comedy Central, "NBC Late Friday," and in his own segment on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He co-wrote and appeared in "The North American White Male" with Jim Gaffigan and "The Velvet Vise" with Janeane Garofalo. He wrote and co-starred in the award-winning short film "Go Jimmy, Go," and co-directed the award-winning film “Fourwarned: A Barbershop Odyssey."

Mason Roberts

(“Chicken Fingers” dancer)

Broadway: "Victor/Victoria," "She Loves Me," "Late Night Comic." "110 in the Shade" and "Wonderful Town" (NYC Opera), "Christmas Spectacular" (Radio City Music Hall). American Ballet Theater.

Tim Federle

(“Chicken Fingers” dancer)

Broadway: "Gypsy." "Bye, Bye Birdie" (ENCORES), "War and Peace" (Metropolitan Opera), "Christmas Spectacular" (Radio City Music Hall).

Martha Hawley


TV: “Law & Order: SVU." Broadway: "The Music Man," "The Sound of Music."

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