Choose from the lists to the right to see headshots and bios of our Cast and Creative members.
Neal Bledsoe (Barber/Marriage: Count Almaviva)
TV: Ironside, Smash, Ugly Betty, Gossip Girl, Body of Proof, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Beautiful Life, Six Degrees, Lipstick Jungle
, and CSI: New York
. Film: Sex and the City 2, Revolutionary Road, Junction
(best actor award FTF & LIFE festivals), Grand Street, Police State, Amateurs, Under New Management, Big Time
, and others. Stage: The Little Dog Laughed, Ready
, and Impressionism
, where he had the privilege of learning from one of his childhood idols, Jeremy Irons. He is a proud graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Adam Green (Barber/Marriage: Figaro)
New York: The Witch of Edmonton
(Red Bull); Election Day, All this Intimacy
(Second Stage); The Mines of Sulphur
(New York City Opera); Dov and Ali
(Playwrights Realm); None of the Above
(Lion Theater); The Last Word
(Theatre at St. Clement’s); Bone Portraits
(Walkerspace). Regional: Numerous productions at DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company (Helen Hayes noms for Midsummer Night’s Dream
and The Liar
, Emery Battis Award for The Liar
); Hartford Stage (Connecticut Critics nom. for Twelfth Night
), Barrington Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Geva Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound. Affiliated Artist with Shakespeare Theatre and Red Bull; world premieres by David Ives, Rebecca Gilman, and Rajiv Joseph. Education: MFA (Acting): NYU. BA (English): Harvard.
Naomi O’Connell (Barber/Marriage: Rosine)
Irish singer/actor Naomi O’Connell made her West End debut as Sharon Graham in Terrence McNally’s Master Class
opposite Tyne Daly in 2012. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she deftly balances her love of opera with that of art song, musical theater, and popular song. Past performances include Despina in Stephen Wadsworth’s MET+Juilliard production of Così fan tutte
, the title role in Garsington Opera’s La Périchole
, and her critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut as First Prize Winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, entitled Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches
. Upcoming engagements include La Corilla in Offenbach’s Vert-Vert
with Garsington Opera, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
with Opera Atlanta, and the title role in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea
with Oper Frankfurt.
Derek Smith (Barber/Marriage: Bartolo)
Broadway: Timon Of Athens, The Government Inspector, The Green Bird
(Tony nom.), Ring Round The Moon, Jackie, An American Life, Getting and Spending
, several years as Scar in The Lion King
. Off-Broadway: Sylvia
(Drama League and L.A. Ovation awards), King John
(Derwint award), Dark Rapture, Cruise Control, Ten By Tennessee, The Green Bird
(Obie Award), The Witch Of Edmonton
(Calloway Award), Dance Of Death
. Regional: Several productions at The Shakespeare Theatre in DC, American Repertory Theatre, Centerstage Baltimore, Old Globe, Dallas Theatre Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Stage. Film/TV: Jungle To Jungle, Advice From A Caterpillar, The Stand-in, The Jew Of Malta, The Equalizer, Ryan's Hope, Another World, Internal Affairs, The Good Wife
. Artistic affiliate of The Acting Company, Redbull Theatre, and The Shakespeare Theatre.
Burton Curtis (Barber: Engarde/Notary; Marriage: Antonio)
has been acting, directing, and choreographing in Seattle and around the country for 30 years. He is delighted to be back at McCarter and to be collaborating once more with Mr. Wadsworth. Other work with Stephen includes Don Juan
(Seattle Rep, Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre D.C., McCarter) as well as productions of Triumph of Love
(Seattle Rep, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf), and Agamemnon
(Getty Villa). Other roles include Eddie Wickett in Texarkana Waltz
(Empty Space, Circle X, L.A.), Marguarite Gautier in Camille
(Alice B. Theatre), and Heathcliff in Wuthering! Heights! The! Musical!
(Empty Space Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville). He participated in the play reading series Pinter Fortnightly at ACT. Film: Cowgirls Get the Blues, Great Uncle Jimmy, Money Buys Happiness
, and Crocodile Tears
Frank Corrado (Barber: LeBébé/Alcade; Marriage: Brid’oison)
last appeared at McCarter in Stephen Wadsworth's 2002 production of Don Juan
. Other Wadsworth productions: The Triumph of Love
(Seattle Rep, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf), The Oresteia
(Berkeley Rep), and Agamemnon
(Getty Villa, L.A.). He has worked extensively at venues across the country and has appeared in over a hundred productions in the Seattle area, his home since 1981. In 2009, he created Pinter Fortnightly at ACT in Seattle, a staged reading series that presented all of the plays of Harold Pinter. This led to a 2012 Pinter Festival at ACT featuring productions of No Man's Land, Old Times, The Dumb Waiter
, and Celebration
, which he acted in, co-produced, and curated. He was awarded the 2010 Fox Foundation Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement by TCG.
Jeanne Paulsen (Barber/Marriage: Marceline)
Broadway: The Kentucky Cycle
(with Stacy Keach), The Crucible
(directed by Richard Eyre, starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory (Holy Days
, LA Drama Critics Circle Award - Best Performance by an Actress), Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, seven seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, A Contemporary Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Long Wharf Theatre (The Mandrake Root
with Lynn Redgrave). Special Awards: 1994 Tony nom. for Featured Performance for The Kentucky Cycle
, Recipient 1994 Clarence Derwent Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award - Lead Performance - Holy Days
. Training: BA in Theatre, University of Northern Iowa. MFA in Acting, UCSD, La Jolla.
Cameron Folmar (Barber/Marriage: Bazile)
McCarter Theatre: The Tempest
. Shakespeare Theatre Company DC Affiliated Artist: Lucio in Measure for Measure
, Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well
, Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband
, Horatio in Hamlet
, Poet in Timon of Athens
, Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
, Edgar in King Lear
. Broadway: The 39 Steps
. Off-Broadway: The 39 Steps, Volpone, The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, Five by Tenn, Waiting for Godot
. Regional: The Habit of Art
(Studio Theatre); Five by Tenn
(Kennedy Center); The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night
(Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Don Juan
(Seattle Rep); Scapin
(Denver Center); The Mousetrap
(Studio Arena Theatre). TV: Law & Order, Conviction
. Other: Voice of Genn Graymane in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Cody Buege (Barber: Constable; Marriage: Gripe-Soleil/Usher)
is very excited to make his regional theater debut at McCarter. He is currently a junior at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied acting at the Atlantic Acting School. Previous university credits include Harlequin in Stephen Wadsworth’s adaptation of Marivaux’s Changes of Heart
and Harold Gorringe in Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy
David Andrew Laws (Barber: Constable; Marriage: Pedrillo)
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, this is David’s first performance at McCarter and his second in the state of New Jersey. His first was Tom Chitling/Noah Claypole in Shakespeare Theatre New Jersey’s Oliver Twist
. Other recent credits include The Taming of the Shrew
(Petruchio) at the 133rd St. Arts Center and the rarely-performed musical Money
(Mr. Mann) on Theatre Row. He is a founding member and Artistic Director of Hamlet Isn’t Dead, a New York-based theater troupe dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare in chronological order.
The Barber of Seville
Jean Prall Rosolino
Maggie Lacey (Marriage: Suzanne)
. Broadway: Dividing the Estate, Inherit the Wind, Our Town
. Off-Broadway: The Milktrain Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore
(Roundabout), Spirit Control
(MTC), The Orphans’ Home Cycle
(Signature), Dividing the Estate
(Primary Stages), Engaged and Andorra
(TFANA), Big Times
(W.E.T., co-writer), The Bald Soprano
(Atlantic), The Butterfly Collection
(Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Seattle Rep (The Game of Love
, dir. Stephen Wadsworth), Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Cleveland Playhouse, The Alley Theatre, Arena Stage. Film/TV: The Word, The Life Before Her Eyes, Our Town; Elementary, The Following, The Good Wife, The Big C
, upcoming pilot for USA, Neil, Inc.
MFA: NYU. Maggie is a recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship for Extraordinary Potential.
Magan Wiles (Marriage: Chérubin)
is delighted to be working with McCarter Theatre for the first time. A member of Actor’s Equity since 2004, Magan received an MFA in Acting at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012. She has worked regionally for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theater Center, and The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, among others. She is passionate about theater for social change and community-based art and currently serves as Operations Manager for Drama Club, a newly formed non-profit organization providing year-round drama programming in New York City’s juvenile detention centers. This summer, she will play Julia in Two Gentlemen of Verona
in repertory with Bianca in Othello
at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.
Betsy Hogg (Marriage: Fanchette)
is thrilled to make her McCarter Theatre debut. She proudly played Molly Aster in the closing company of Peter and the Starcatcher
on Broadway. Other Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, The Crucible
. National Tour: Show Boat
. Off-Broadway/Regional: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(The New Group), On Borrowed Time
(Two River Theater), Adult
(TerraNOVA), Summer of '42
(Bucks County Playhouse), A Maze
(NYSAF), The Crucible
(Barrington Stage). TV/Film: Onion SportsDome, Law & Order: SVU, The Missing Person, Rocket Science
. Northwestern graduate, Audible narrator, and AEA member..
Larry Paulsen (Barber: Constable; Marriage: Doublehands)
is making his first appearance at McCarter, though he has worked extensively leading theaters nationwide for the past three decades. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, the Huntington, Denver Center Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, and the Cleveland Playhouse, as well as South Coast Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage, and Two River Theatre. In addition, he was a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for seven seasons, appearing there in dozens of productions. Off-Broadway, he has been seen in The Winter’s Tale
at Classic Stage Company, Julius Caesar
at NY Shakespeare Festival, and Swansong
at the Lion Theatre.
The Marriage of Figaro ensemble cast:
Jean Prall Rosolino
Stephen Wadsworth (Translator, Adapter, and Director) first came to McCarter with his 1990s trilogy of plays by Marivaux, which sparked national interest in this great French playwright. For McCarter, he also adapted and directed Goldoni’s Mirandolina and Molière’s Don Juan, and staged Coward’s Private Lives and Design for Living as well as Fräulein Else, written by his wife, Francesca Faridany. His productions of Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Shaw, and Wilde have played all over the country, and he has staged world premieres of plays by Beth Henley and Anna Deavere Smith, and operas by Daron Hagen and Peter Lieberson. A leading opera director, he has three productions in the repertoire of the Metropolitan Opera (Rodelinda, Boris Godunov, and Iphigénie en Tauride, all telecast in HD to movie theaters worldwide), and he’s worked in Milan, Vienna, London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and notably in Seattle, where his famous production of Wagner’s Ring cycle last played in summer 2013. He wrote the opera A Quiet Place with Leonard Bernstein. For his work on Marivaux and Molière he was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, he was a Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence at the Aspen Institute, and a 2013 Fellow at the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross. He is the James S. Marcus Faculty Fellow at the Juilliard School, where he started the world’s first and only intensive acting program for singers, and he has taught in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program for over 30 years.
Charles Corcoran (Set Design) Designs include: Fidelio (Santa Fe Opera 2014), Craving For Travel (Peter J. Sharp Theatre), Cosi Fan Tutte (Co-Production The Met Opera/Juilliard), Smash, Don Giovanni (Juilliard), The Magic Flute (Music Academy of the West), 50 Words (Gene Frankel Theatre), The Last Smoker In America (Westside Theatre), Fallen Angels (NJ Shakespeare Theatre), A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane), The Emperor Jones (Hewes Design Award nom.), The Weir, The Freedom of the City, The Banished Children of Eve, Sive, Prisoner of the Crown, Defender Of The Faith, The Field (Irish Rep), The Late Christopher Bean (TACT), Sophistry, The Black Monk, The Bully Pulpit (Beckett Theatre), Exits and Entrances (Primary Stages), The Dishwashers, The Man in Room 306 (59E59).
Camille Assaf (Costume Design) Collaborations with Stephen Wadsworth include Don Giovanni (The Juilliard School), Così fan Tutte (co-pro Juilliard/Metropolitan Opera Lindemann program), and his upcoming production of Fidelio at the Santa Fe Opera. Other opera credits: Wolf Trap Opera, Nashville Opera, Florentine Opera, Théâtre Municipal de Castres (France), Chenla Theater (Phnom Penh, Cambodia). New York: New York City Ballet, Joyce Theater, Park Avenue Armory, Mint Theater, La Mama. Selected regional: Yale Rep, Playmakers Rep, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Rep, Two River Theater, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare on the Sound. International: costume design contributions to the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games '08, Three Children (Hong Kong Fringe Club). Film (France): Simiocratie, Bébé Tigre. MFA Yale School of Drama. NEA/TCG career development program. Design editor of CHANCE MAGAZINE.
Joan Arhelger (Lighting Design) is delighted to return to the Princeton where the McCarter audience members may remember her evocative lighting of Fraulein Else. Joan has enjoyed an extensive lighting career primarily in opera and theater. She was the associate lighting designer at the San Francisco Opera for 15 years where she designed over 30 productions, including Stephen Wadsworth’s production of the Abduction from the Seraligo. Additionally, Joan has designed productions for Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, The Long Wharf Theatre, The Washington Opera, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, New Orleans Opera, Sacramento Opera, Spoleto Festival USA. Joan did her graduate studies under Gilbert V Hemsley Jr. Currently Ms. Arhelger is a full Professor at San Francisco State University.
Tom Watson (Wig Design) is head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 60 Broadway productions. Current and recent Broadway designs include No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot; Annie; The Snow Geese; The Assembled Parties; Picnic; A Christmas Story; Harvey; Million Dollar Quartet; Rock of Ages; Wicked; How to Succeed…; The Addams Family; Promises, Promises; South Pacific; Sondheim on Sondheim; and Sunday in the Park with George.
Gerald Steichen (Music Director) Principal Pops Conductor - Utah Symphony; Music Director - Ridgefield (CT) Symphony. Sixteen seasons with the New Haven Symphony. Other regional: Boston Pops, New Jersey, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Oregon, Columbus, Oklahoma City, Hartford symphonies, Florida Orchestra (Tampa), Little Orchestra Society (NYC), New York Pops. International: Hong Kong Philharmonic, NDR Philharmonie Hannover, Norwegian Radio Symphony. New York City Opera (10 seasons including La bohème, L'elisir d'amore, Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, The Little Prince, and The Mikado). On stage: Porgy and Bess, Carmina Burana. Also: Utah Opera, Virginia Opera, Anchorage Opera, New Jersey Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera. Broadway/ National tours: The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, Peter Pan, Cats. On stage: Manny, the Accompanist - Master Class.
Daniel Pelzig (Choreographer) With director Stephen Wadsworth: Don Juan (McCarter), Iphigenie en Tauride (Metropolitan Opera). On Broadway: 33 Variations, A Year With Frog and Toad. Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout. Regional: Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center); My Fair Lady (Arena Stage, Shaw Festival); Candide, The Dog in the Manger, Pericles, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Into the Woods (Alliance); The Winter’s Tale (Guthrie); Private Lives, Company, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore (Huntington Theatre); West Side Story (Kilden Theatre, Norway). Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor at La Scala and Metropolitan Opera: Stage Director and/or choreographer at Santa Fe Opera, Opera Boston, Ft. Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera.
Kate Wilson (Vocal Coach) Broadway: A Raisin in the Sun, Rocky, Machinal, Big Fish, The Trip to Bountiful, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Picnic, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Heiress, Cyrano de Bergerac, End of the Rainbow, War Horse, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Stick Fly, The Mountaintop, Driving Miss Daisy, The Merchant of Venice, Red, Sunday in the Park with George, The Seafarer, Curtains, Talk Radio, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gem of the Ocean, Betrayal, others. Off-Broadway: Love and Information, Talley’s Folly, Giant, The Lying Lesson, Cock, Hurt Village, How I Learned to Drive, The Whipping Man, Burn This, Far Away, others. Film/TV: Carol, Olive Kitteridge, The Black Box, Inside Llewyn Davis, Rubicon, Salt, Notorious, The Rebound, Pride and Glory, Fur. Faculty: Juilliard.
Shad Ramsey (Fight Director) Broadway: Memphis the Musical (2010 Tony Award winner), Bonnie & Clyde. New York: Two Boys, Boris Godunov, Rodelinda, Iphegenie en Tauride, Faust (Metropolitan Opera); Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutti, Cunning Little Vixen (Juilliard); Henry V, Macbeth, Hamlet, Cymbeline, Richard III, The Rover (New York Classical Theatre); God’s Country, Central Avenue Breakdown (New York Musical Festival); Blue Monday (On Site Opera); Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet (Empirical Rogue). Regional: Don Giovanni (Wolf Trap Opera), The Black Suits (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Ruined (Huntington Theatre), Il Trovatore (Lyric Opera of Kansas City), Sleuth (Cape Playhouse). As assistant to Steve Rankin - Lincoln Center Theater: Macbeth. As assistant to Nick Sandys – Metropolitan Opera: Cesare, Prince Igor.
Janice Paran (Dramaturg) Janice is a New Jersey-based dramaturg and a Senior Program Associate for the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, an independent non-profit organization providing creative support for the development of new work for the stage. She spent 14 seasons as the Director of Play Development at McCarter Theatre Center. This is the sixth time she’s collaborated on a play translated, adapted, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth, having served as dramaturg for the McCarter productions of the Marivaux trilogy, Goldoni’s Mirandolina and Molière’s Don Juan. She is a Civilians Associate Artist and an artistic advisor to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, Vermont. She has taught at Princeton University, Drew University, and NYU, and she holds MFA degrees from Catholic University and the Yale School of Drama.
Adam Immerwahr (Associate Artistic Director) has worked at McCarter since 2005. As a director, Adam’s off-Broadway credits include: The Chimes (SPF—The Public) and Missing Celia Rose (SPF—Theater Row). He has directed productions for Ensemble Studio Theatre (Going to the River Festival), Luna Stage, Hangar Theatre, Premiere Stages, Princeton Summer Theater, Westminster Choir College, Theatre Masters (both at The Wild Project and in Aspen, CO), as well as for Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, where he has served as Resident Director since 2009. Adam is also the Artistic Director of OnStage, a company of Mercer County senior citizens who collect and perform the stories of their community. Luna Stage Directors’ Lab alumnus, 2005 Weston Award for Directing, 2008 Drama League Directing Fellowship, and 2010 NJ Theatre Alliance “Applause Award.” Upcoming directing projects include The Convert at Almasi Collaborative Arts in Zimbabwe and Tamer of Horses at Passage Theatre.
Cheryl Mintz (Production Stage Manager) is celebrating her 23rd season, 19th as Resident Stage Manager and has Production Stage Managed over 70 productions for McCarter Theatre and 25 productions with Artistic Director Emily Mann. Past highlights include Production Stage Manager for the McCarter and Broadway run of Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics, the McCarter and Kennedy Center run of Emily Mann’s Mrs. Packard, and the world premiere’s of The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney and the 2013 Tony Award winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. Cheryl has enjoyed 13 collaborations with Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti and the Spoleto Festivals in the USA and Italy. Cheryl spent five seasons with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center where she has stage managed Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro plus 40 operas and musicals, three tours, and three PBS telecasts. Cheryl has six Broadway shows to her credit, spent 15 years as an Executive Board Member of the Stage Managers' Association, and received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Cheryl salutes Actors' Equity Association's Centennial and is proud to be featured as part of Performance of the Century, 100 Years of Actors' Equity Association and the Rise of Professional American Theater.
Alison Cote (Stage Manager) is in her 18th season at McCarter, where production stage management credits include: The Winter’s Tale (including its transfer to Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC; A Delicate Balance; The Convert (including Goodman and CTG); The How and the Why; Fetch Clay, Make Man; Twelfth Night; Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Talley’s Folly; Argonautika; Tartuffe; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Miss Witherspoon; Polk County; Candida; Fräulein Else; Fiction; Sorrows and Rejoicings; The Cherry Orchard; Lackawanna Blues; and The Importance of Being Earnest. Other credits: Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I at Playwrights Horizons, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays at The Public Theater, Second Stage, The Old Globe, Paper Mill, Kennedy Center, Long Wharf, Mark Taper, Berkeley Rep, Bard Summerscape, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Pittsburgh Public, Williamstown, and Westport Country Playhouse.
David York (Director of Production) has worked at McCarter since 1982. As head of the Production Department he directs the Scenic, Prop, Costume, and Stage Operations personnel in their creation of physical elements and provision of backstage support for the Theater Series and McCarter’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. In addition, the 30 person production staff sees to the needs of all guest artists and companies presented at the theater each season. During David’s tenure, the department has more than 150 theater productions and thousands of presented performances to its credit. Prior to beginning his McCarter career as Technical Director, David held posts at CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He received his BA from Washington University and MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
Emily Mann (Artistic Director/Resident Playwright) Multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann is in her 24th season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre where she has overseen over 125 productions. Under Ms. Mann’s leadership, McCarter was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater in 1994 and celebrated the 2013 Best Play Tony Award win for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang—a play commissioned, developed, and premiered at McCarter. Most recently at McCarter, Ms. Mann directed Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance and the world premieres of The Convert by Danai Gurira (also at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and CTG in Los Angeles; six Ovation Awards, including Best Director of a Play and nominated for thirteen; also nominated for three Jeff Awards including Best Production), Phaedra Backwards by Marina Carr, Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why, and Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I (also at Playwrights Horizons). Among the plays she directed at McCarter are: Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics (also on Broadway), the world premiere of Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon (also off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons), All Over (also off-Broadway at The Roundabout; 2003 Obie Award for Directing), Three Sisters, A Doll House, The Glass Menagerie, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. In spring 2012, Emily directed A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway with Blair Underwood, Wood Harris, Nicole Ari Parker, and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Emily’s plays include Execution of Justice (Guggenheim Fellowship; Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson Awards; Drama Desk and Outer Circle Award nominations); Still Life (six Obie Awards); Greensboro (A Requiem); Meshugah; and Annulla, An Autobiography. Ms. Mann wrote and directed Having Our Say, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; NAACP and Joseph Jefferson Awards; Peabody and Christopher Awards for the screenplay). A collection of her plays, Testimonies: Four Plays, has been published by TCG. Her latest play, Mrs. Packard, was the recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award and was published by TCG in spring 2009. Her adaptations include: three Chekhov plays (Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and a free adaptation of The Seagull: A Seagull in the Hamptons) and The House of Bernarda Alba (recently staged in London). A winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and the Edward Albee Last Frontier Directing Award, Emily is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its council. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University and was named the 2011 Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference.
Timothy J. Shields (Managing Director) has proudly served as McCarter’s Managing Director since 2009. This is his second period of employment at McCarter. From 1983 through 1992 he was McCarter’s Business Manager and General Manager. His professional experience spans more than 30 years and includes serving as Managing Director of Milwaukee Repertory Theater for ten and a half years and as Managing Director at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY for six. He has also held administrative positions at The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis and at the Denver Center Theatre Company. He is the President of the League of Resident Theatres [LORT], a nationwide management association of seventy-five professional non-profit theaters and also serves on the board of ArtPride New Jersey which works at local, state, and national levels to advocate for better funding of the arts and more generally recognition of the arts as being vital to New Jersey's quality of life, education, and economic vitality. During his career, Mr. Shields has also served on the boards of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for professional non-profit theater; on Milwaukee’s Latino Arts Board; and on the board of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee. He was a co-founder of Wisconsin’s statewide theater association, Theatre Wisconsin, and served as its President for eight years. He has been a panelist, a panel chair, and an on-site reporter for the National Endowment for the Arts. As a consultant, he has led strategic planning retreats and conducted searches for leadership positions for other theaters. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama Production from Carnegie-Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.