Meet the cast for the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Disgraced”
Disgraced is a provocative and Pulitzer Prize-winning play that probes our preconceived notions about faith and identity in America. To navigate this Richter scale-level drama, it takes a powerful and skilled ensemble of performers.
Here is the talented group bringing Disgraced to The Rep stage:
About: John’s recent New York credits include A Wilder Christmas (Peccadillo Theater Company), The Constant Couple (The Pearl Theater Company) and Horatio (FringeNYC). Television and film work includes New York soap operas, Sound, Heartless, The Order and Pop Rocks.
About: Leigh has been involved in the New York independent theatre scene for over 15 years. She has also worked regionally at Cleveland Play House, Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival and The Cider Mill Playhouse. Leigh is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program.
Jonathan C. Kaplan
About: Jonathan’s Broadway credits include Falsettos (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award) and The Diary of Anne Frank. Off-Broadway credits include Forever Dusty, Rags and The Loman Family Picnic. He has appeared in the national tour of The Graduate. Film work includes Learning to Drive, What Just Happened? and Life with Mikey. Television credits include The Blacklist, Elementary, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU and Babylon 5.
About: Rachel’s regional and New York credits include The Heidi Chronicles (Susan Johnston), Yellowman (Alma) and Crime and Punishment (Sonia) at Trinity Repertory Company. Rachel is a graduate of the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Acting Program and holds a BA in Drama and Classics from Vassar College.
About: Off-Broadway credits include phoenicia flowers (Noor Theatre/New York Theatre Workshop), Hot Fun in the Wintertime (Cherry Lane Theatre), Good (Tribeca Performing Arts Center) and Between the Tigris and the Euphrates (Poetic Theatre Productions). Regional credits include The Kite Runner (New Repertory Theatre). He has appeared on television in Tyrant (FX) and The Family (ABC, upcoming).
Media roundup: Read and watch “Georama” interviews!
The new American musical Georama burst onto the scene last month with its world premiere in The Rep Studio! Featuring the story of all-but-forgotten American painter John Banvard, it’s a rollicking journey down the Mississippi River filled with catchy, all-original numbers.
Discover the stories behind this delightful show’s creation with articles and interviews published in the local media.
“The creative team of West Hyler, Matt Schatz and Jack Herrick has written a musical about an uncommon man for the common man, and it is spectacular. Under Hyler’s direction, the world premiere of Georama is a funny, insightful and ultimately inspiring musical about why art matters. Even if you’re fool enough to think it doesn’t, Georama will win you over.”
“I cannot recommend it highly enough! It’s truly a show that deserves an audience both young and old to appreciate, or become aware of, something that was truly as magical as the spectacle this artist created.”
“‘Georama’ reflects a bygone era with a strong sense of place and time, creating a work that honors our rich river culture and the never-ending quest to make something that matters during our lifetime.”
“The show’s signal triumph is its set, designed by Scott C. Neale. The action takes place in front of a frame, like the frame around an old-time stage. Within the frame, a series of painted images roll past us, depicting the Mississippi River Valley and other places in Banvard’s life. A triumph of design and engineering, Neale’s set turns into the kind of show that thrilled Banvard’s audience.”
“The good news is, there’s a world-premiere musical just opened, and it’s purely delightful: witty, well-constructed and colorful. The bad news is, you may not get a chance to see it again, once this production closes.”
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