Thursday, May 15, 2014

Meet the Cast of Sing For Your Shakespeare

By Nikki Rowell, Sales Marketing Manager

With rehearsals underway and the first performances just around the corner, we take a minute to introduce the fantastic cast of Sing For Your Shakespeare!

Karen Akers:

Ms. Akers performing at Lincoln Center in 2013. 

A celebrated actress and cabaret performer, Karen is the winner of a Theatre World Award for Broadway’s Nine and has appeared in such films as The Purple Rose of Cairo and Heartburn.

Stephen DeRosa: 

Mr. DeRosa as Eddie Cantor in HBO's Boardwalk Empire

Stephen has performed in several Broadway productions including: Betrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, and Into the Woods. He also portrays performer Eddie Cantor on the acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Britney Coleman:

Lauren Kennedy and Ms. Coleman in Into the Woods

Britney is a Playhouse alumni having last been seen as Rapunzel in Into the Woods, directed by Mark Lamos, and also performed in the 92nd St. Y’s Brush Up Your Shakespeare.

Constantine Germanacos: 

Mr. Germanacos in The Light in the Piazza. 

Constantine has performed on Broadway in Evita and has regional credits including The Light in the Piazza and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.

Laurie Wells: 

Ms. Wells performing in Our Sinatra at 54 Below. 

Laurie’s Broadway credits include Mamma Mia! and her Off-Broadway/Regional credits include Swing!, City of Angels, 42nd Street at the Goodspeed Opera House, and Ragtime.

Darius De Haas: 

Mr. De Haas, far left, as Feste in our 2011 production of Twelfth Night

Darius is also returning to the Playhouse having last been seen in Twelfth Night, directed by Mark Lamos. He has also performed on Broadway in Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Rent.

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