Tara Westwood is best known for her television roles in Blue Bloods, Cashmere Mafia, CSI Miami, and Ugly Betty. She has appeared in numerous independent films, including Douglas Brown, Surviving Family, A Haunting at Silver Falls, and My Best Friend’s Wife. Tara is a member of InViolet Theater Company, and starred in their production of the new play Branched at New York City’s HERE Art Center in 2014. She studied with Maggie Flanigan at the William Esper Studio.
Carlo Fiorletta recently starred in the indie romantic comedy Available. He served as Executive Producer and Casting Associate in the feature film Surviving Family, in which he also played the family patriarch, and has acted in numerous short movies. On stage, he originated the role of Ass Biter in the play Is That Danny DeVito? at Art House Productions and reprised the role in the 2016 NYC Fringe Festival. He also recently played Robert in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof at the Producer’s Club. Carlo is the president of the Guild of Italian American Actors (GIAA).
Brooklyn-born actor Paul Sorvino began his career as a 16-year-old singer at a Catskills resort dreaming of becoming an opera singer. And it was no pipe dream. He had studied singing for years and, to this day, has a beautiful tenor voice. But rent and real life led him into a variety of odd jobs and a stint in the Army. [read more…]
Richard Kind, Drama Desk Award Winner and Tony Nominee for the Broadway Hit, The Big Knife, is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Richard has appeared in the 2013 Academy Award Winning Best Picture, Argo, and is currently appearing in 10×10 and Obvious Child, both of which are premiering at Sundance this year. He had a starring role in The Hereafter directed by Clint Eastwood, and his role as Uncle Arthur in A Serious Man was critically lauded worldwide. [read more...]
Michael Cerveris received the Tony Award for his portrayal of John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, and received Tony Award nominations for his roles in Evita, LoveMusik, Sweeney Todd, and The Who’s Tommy. Cerveris has also appeared in many film and television productions, including roles on the “The Good Wife,” “Treme,” and “Fringe.” As a singer, he has performed with the NY City Opera and the NY Philharmonic, and at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. As a solo recording artist, Cerveris has released two albums, Dog Eared and the upcoming Piety. His country band Loose Cattle recently released their live debut record, North of Houston.
Phyllis Somerville, daughter of a Methodist minister and a librarian was born in Iowa City, Iowa. The Acting dream came early when she sang songs and recited pieces at Holiday Pageants and covered dish dinners. This dream was expanded at age four when her father took her to New York City where she remembers Yankee Stadium, the subway, and Radio City Music Hall. She decided to be a Yankee, a New Yorker, and Rockette. [read more...]
Ms. Aspillaga will soon be seen in the recurring guest starring role of “Monica” on Starz’s new one-hour drama “Flesh and Bone” created by “Breaking Bad” alum Moira Walley-Beckett. She was recently seen at Lincoln Center Theater in “Domesticated” written by Bruce Norris (Pulitzer Prize/Tony Award “Clybourne Park”) directed by Anna Shapiro (Tony Award “August Osage County”) acting alongside Jeff Goldblum and Laurie Metcalf. [read more...]
Michael Pressman directed and acted in his own movie Frankie and Johnny Are Married. Directing television credits include; Law and Order, Justified, Elementary, Damages, The Closer, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds and many others. Producer credits include; Blue Bloods, Chicago Hope, The Guardian and Picket Fences to name a few. In theater he last directed Come Back Little Sheba at Manhattan Theatre Club. Michael has been seen acting in shows such as The Guardian, Chicago Hope and movies that include Frankie and Johnny Are Married, Man Against The Mob:The Chinatown Murders and The Revenge Of Al Capone.
Kim Director is best known for her role as Stevie in Inside Man directed by Spike Lee. Other films include Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, He Got Game, Summer of Sam, Bamboozled, She Hate Me, Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, Live Free or Die, and A Crime. Kim’s television credits include The Good Wife, Orange Is The New Black, Unforgettable, CSI Miami, Cold Case, Cavemen, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order and Sex and the City. Kim received her training at Carnegie Mellon University and has appeared on stage in GUINEA PIG SOLO at The Public Theater with LAByrinth theater company, COMPANY at The Kennedy Center and THE WOOD at The Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater.
Craig Wollman is one of the premiere voice-over talents in the U.S. Shortly after receiving his master’s degree from the prestigious Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), Craig began his acting pursuits. Since then, he has been seen in TV commercials for Acura, Loews, Cialis, and New York Life, to name a few. He has also been the face of several print campaigns, including Pfizer, Eliquis, and Morgan Stanley. The suburban Philadelphia native’s voice-over work includes the ten part Animal Planet series Get Out There! He has also done work for AMC, NBC, the NFL, Verizon, and Mercedes, and was one of the promo voices for Late Show with David Letterman. Craig was the on-air announcer for Season 17 of The View on ABC and lent his voice in season one of the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Broadway credits include All The Way at the Roundabout Theater in 2014, where she’ll play Lady Bird Johnson opposite Bryan Cranston’s LBJ. Other New York credits include Nikolai and the Others at Lincoln Center; Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling at the Atlantic Theater; The Metal Children and Mary Rose at the Vineyard Theater. Film credits include Margaret, Arbitrage, and You Can Count on Me. TV credits include The Big C, Smash, Law and Order, and The Good Wife. Betsy received the 2007 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.
Aaron Roman Weiner currently has recurring roles on The Americans, on FX, and Crisis, on NBC. Other television includes The Following, Person of Interest, and a recurring role on the short lived Made in Jersey. Films include Side Effects, Public Enemies, The Express and Osso Bucco. A proud member of New York City’s LAByrinth Theater Company, he appeared in their productions of Radiance, and Thinner Than Water. On stage In Chicago, he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Touch, and won an After Dark Award for Symmetry.
Marguerite will be appearing in this fall’s Broadway production of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson. Marguerite has also been seen on Blue Bloods, Law and Order: SVU, 30 Rock, The Onion News Network (a Huffington Post Best Internet Comic Video of 2011 pick), Delocated, Lipstick Jungle, Ed, and As the World Turns and appeared in the independent films Last Night at Angelo’s, Blood Night, and Going Under. Marguerite made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of Butley starring Nathan Lane and has also appeared off-Broadway in Transfigures at the Women’s Project. Favorite regional credits include Will Eno’s Tragedy: a Tragedy at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Pericles directed by Mary Zimmerman at both the Shakespeare Theatre D.C., and the Goodman Theatre. Marguerite is a proud member of InViolet Theater Company and received her MFA in acting from A.R.T./MXAT at Harvard.
Peter Graham received a BFA in acting from NYU Tisch where he trained with the Meisner and Classical Studios. Recent credits include Our Kiki (New York Fringe Festival), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lake George Theater Lab), and The Quest (honorable mention for Best Supporting Actor at the 48 Hour Film Awards). More info at www.peter-graham.com.