MELISSA GILBERT (GRETTA CONROY)
Theater: Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, Laura in Glass Menagerie, Elma Duckworth in Bus Stop, Melissa Gardner in Love Letters, Rose White in A Shayna Maidel, Ma in Little House on the Prairie: The Musical, M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias and Mrs Astorcott in If Only. TV and Film: “Little House on the Prairie”, “The Miracle Worker”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, “Sweet Justice”, “Secrets and Lies” and “One Smart Fellow”.
KIMBERLY DOREEN BURNS (MARY JANE)
Irish Rep: Finian’s Rainbow. Other New York credits: What Do Critics Know?, We Tell the Story, Wuthering Heights. National Tour: Grease (Sandy) starring Frankie Avalon. Regional: Dot in Sunday in the Park With George, Eliza in My Fair Lady (Broadway World Award, S.A.L.T. Award Nominee), Guenevere in Camelot, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Esther in Meet Me in St. Louis. Internationally: Disney On Classic (Disney Records/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra), Tokyo Disneyland (lead singer). MFA San Diego State University, BFA Ithaca College. KimberlyDoreenBurns.com
RUFUS COLLINS (GABRIEL CONROY)
Broadway: The Royal Family, To Be or Not To Be, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, An Ideal Husband, The Homecoming. Off-Broadway: The Quare Land (Irish Rep), The Road to Damascus, The Seagull, Aristocrats, Orson’s Shadow, House and Garden. Regional highlights: Othello (Shakespeare Theater of DC), Venus in Fur (Goodman), My Fair Lady and Gypsy (Sharon Playhouse), Seminar (Philadelphia Theatre Co.) Michael Von Seibenburg Melts Through the Floorboards (Humana Festival), The Old Masters (Long Wharf), The Autumn Garden and Dissonance (Williamstown), The Real Thing (Huntington), In This Corner (Old Globe), Dinner with Friends, Hedda Gabler, Indian Ink, The Ruling Class, Macbeth. Film: “The Geezer”, “Wanted”, “Joshua”, “Milia”. Television: “Elementary”, “Mysteries of Laura”, “Forever”, “Mozart in the Jungle”, “Law & Order” (all versions), “All My Children”, “The Guiding Light”, “One Life to Live.”
PETER CORMICAN (MR. BROWN)
Irish Rep: The Yeats Project, Prisoner of the Crown, The Rivalry, Donnybrook, The Emperor Jones, The Dead, 1904 (2016), Streets of New York. Broadway: Follies (Roundabout). In London: Lady In The Dark (National Theatre) and The Phantom of the Opera. Regional: Sondheim Celebration 2002 (Kennedy Center), Goodspeed, Papermill, Ivoryton, Leicester Haymarket, Westchester Broadway, Portland Stage. Off Broadway: The Brightness of Heaven (Cherry Lane), Devil Boys from Beyond (NWS). Film and TV: “Girls” (HBO), “She’s Funny Like That” with Peter Bogdanovich, “Secret Lives of Dentists”, “Seeing Things” (CBC), “Behind The Mask” (CBC).
TERRY DONNELLEY (MRS. MALINS)
Member of Irish Rep and British National Theatre. Irish Rep: The Dead, 1904 (2016), Transport, The Shaughraun, Sive, The Yeats Project, Bailegangaire, Juno and the Paycock, Donnybrook! New York/Regional: Dancing at Lughnasa, The Streets of New York, Grandchild of Kings, Remembrance, Seconds Out, The Irish...and How They Got That Way, The Belle of Belfast, Crackskull Row. Television: “The Irish...and How They Got That Way,” (PBS), “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (NBC), “The Silver Tassie” (BBC).
JOHN TREACY EGAN (BARTELL D'ARCY)
Broadway: Casa Valentina, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sister Act, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jekyll & Hyde, The Producers. Off-Broadway: Clinton, When Pigs Fly!, Disaster, and Batboy. Television: “Younger”, “The Good Wife”, “The Knick”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Nurse Jackie”, “30 Rock”, ”Law & Order”. Film: Last Night, The Producers. Solo CDs: “Count the Stars”, “On Christmas Morning”.
PATRICIA KILGARRIFF (AUNT KATE)
Irish Rep: The Dead, 1904 (2016), Broadway: Steel Magnolia, Tartuffe, Night Must Fall, A Delicate Balance, A Small Family Business, La Bete, Lettice and Lovage, Shirley Valentine, Noises Off, The Man Who Had Three Arms. Off-Broadway: The Dead, 1904, Time and Again, Kindertransport, The Art of Success, The Fatal Weakness, Mary Broome, Beckett/Albee, Spread Eagle, London Suite, All’s Well That End’s Well, Counting The Ways, Footfalls. Film/TV: The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Real Blonde, “The Mysteries of Laura”, “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order SVU”, “All My Children”, “Second Honeymoon”, “Loving”, “Ryan’s Hope”.
MEGAN LOOMIS (MISS DALY)
Irish Rep: Woody Sez. Off-Broadway: Allegro (Beulah) CSC. Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tour Guide), War Horse (Paulette), Cabaret (Helga) and Sweeney Todd (Standby Mrs. Lovett). Her one-woman show, The Girl In The Band, premiered at the Emerging Artists Theatre’s One Woman Standing Festival in 2012 and again in 2015. Megan is a proud graduate of the Eastman School of Music. MegLoomis.com @megsthelooms
AEDIN MOLONEY (MOLLY IVORS)
9 productions with Irish Rep, including The Dead, 1904 (2016), Airswimming (Fallen Angel), Women Without Men (Mint), A Most Dangerous Woman (Best Actress 2013 NJfootlights), The Alchemist (STNJ), Under Milk Wood (Hartford Stage). TV: “The Exorcist”, “The Knick”, “The Bill”, “The Moth”, “Ballykissangel”, “Law & Order”. Film: Nora (Eva Joyce), Far & Away, Agnes Browne. Producing Artistic Director of Fallen Angel Theatre. Just released: an unabridged recording “Reflections of Molly Bloom” (Ulysses by James Joyce), a collaboration with Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains). Available on iTUNES. Recording is being adapted for a live production at the AIHS June 2018!
CLARE O'MALLEY (LILY)
Irish Rep: The Dead, 1904 (2016). Irish theatre: The Abbey, The Gate, The Gaiety, Smock Alley and Edinburgh Fringe. This season, Clare originated the role of Beth Halloway in the world premiere musical Something Wicked This Way Comes and played the title role in Hetty Feather at DTC. Other Favorite Credits: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Philadelphia Theater Company), Private Lives (The Walnut Street Theatre), Metamorphoses, The Threepenny Opera (The Arden Theater), The Credeaux Canvas (Theater Horizon). Film: CREED. TV: “Eurovision Song Contest.” ClareOMalley.com
PATTY PERKINS (AUNT JULIA)
Irish Rep: The Dead, 1904 (2016), Broadway: Billy Elliot, The Full Monty, Shakespeare’s Cabaret (Tony nominated for best score), All Over Town (directed by Dustin Hoffman). Lincoln Center: A Man of No Importance. Off-Broadway: The Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan Theater Club, UBU Rep. Regional: Triad Stage, The Guthrie, The Old Globe, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, Two River Theatre, Walnut Street Theater, Meadowbrook Theater, Merrimack Rep, Capitol Rep.
JAMES RUSSELL (FREDDY MALINS)
Irish Rep: The Dead, 1904 (2016), Shining City, Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock, The Freedom of the City. International: Hamlet (Tim Carroll’s The Factory), The Flood (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Cymbeline (Shakespeare’s Globe, London). New York: Major Barbara (Shaw Project). Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of NJ credits: The Playboy of the Western World, The Liar, A Midsummer Nights Dream. TV: “Unforgettable”, “Forever”, “Deception”, “Infamous”, “Blue Bloods”. Film: The Boy (Lakeshore Ent. STX), Free/Lance (Pegalo). ThatJamesRussell.com.
Paul Muldoon and jean Hanff Korelitz (co-adaptors)
Paul Muldoon, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Moy Sand and Gravel, is the author of 12 major collections of poetry, and the former poetry editor of The New Yorker magazine. He holds the Howard G.B. Clark '21 chair in the Humanities at Princeton University.
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of six novels, including Admission, You Should Have Known and The Devil and Webster.
CIARÁN o'reilly (director)
O'Reilly has helmed Irish Rep's productions of Shining City; The Weir (Lucille Lortel and Callaway Award nominations); The Emperor Jones (Callaway Award; O'Neill Credo Award; Drama Desk, Drama League and Lucille Lortel Award nominations); The Hairy Ape (Drama Desk, Drama League and Callaway nominations); Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Drama Desk nomination); the world premiere of Banished Children of Eve; as well as the recent productions of Sea Marks, Port Authority, and The Quare Land, among others. As an actor, he has been seen in the Irish Rep productions of Da, Juno and the Paycock, Dancing at Lughnasa, Molly Sweeney, Aristocrats, A Whistle in the Dark, The Shaughraun, and The Irish and How They Got That Way. He also appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of A Touch of the Poet with Gabriel Byrne at the Abbey Theater in Dublin; and made his Broadway debut in The Corn is Green. He has been honored three times by Irish America Magazine with the Irish America "Top 100 Irish" Award.
THE DEAD, 1904 is produced by Dot Dot Productions (Nina Korelitz Matza and Jean Hanff Korelitz), Laurie Eustis and Kathleen Begala in association with the American Irish Historical Society