The Father

Frank Langella

André

Broadway: Frost/Nixon, Man  and  Boy, Fortune’s Fool, A Man for All Seasons, Present Laughter, Amadeus, Hurlyburly, Passion, Design for Living, Match, Dracula, Strindberg’s The Father and Seascape (debut). Off-Broadway: King Lear (BAM), Cyrano de Bergerac, After the Fall, The Old Glory, The White Devil, The Immoralist, Booth, The Tempest. Film: Frost/Nixon, Robot & Frank, Wall Street 2, Good Night and Good Luck, Starting Out in the Evening, Draft Day, Lolita, Dave, The Ninth Gate, Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife and The Twelve Chairs (debut). Honors: Theater Hall of Fame, four Tony Awards (six nominations), six Drama Desks, three Obies, four Outer Critics Circle Awards; Drama League, National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics, Boston Film Critics and Cable Ace Awards. Nominations: Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG, Olivier, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and Independent Spirit Awards. In addition, he has appeared in more than 50 productions in some of America’s finest regional theatres. In 2016 he will be seen in the film Youth in Oregon (Tribeca Film Festival), All the Way (HBO) and “The Americans” (FX). This is Mr. Langella’s 53rd year as a professional actor.

Kathryn Erbe

Anne

Broadway: The Grapes of Wrath, The Speed of Darkness (Tony nom.), A Month in the Country. Off-Broadway: The My House Play (WPA), Down the Shore (Atlantic; Ensemble Member), Yosemite, Ode to Joy, AZAK (Rattlestick), Checkers (Vineyard). Steppenwolf (Ensemble Member): Curse of the Starving Class, My Thing of Love, A Streetcar Named Desire. Film: Runaway Dreams, What About Bob?, Rich in Love, D2: The Mighty Ducks, The Addiction, Kiss of Death, Dream With the Fishes, Love From Ground Zero, Entropy, Stir of Echoes, 3 Backyards, Mother’s House, The Love Guide, Blood From a Stoner, Mistress America, Kensho at the Bedfellow, No Beast So Fierce. TV: “Chicken Soup,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Oz,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law and Order: SVU,” PBS American Experience “Murder of a President.”

 

 

Brian Avers

Pierre

Broadway: Tom Stoppard’s Rock N Roll (dir. Trevor Nunn), Martin McDonagh’s Lieutenant of Inishmore.  Off-Broadway/Regional includes: Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior (Primary Stages, dir. Evan Cabnet), Nell Benjamin’s The Explorer’s Club (MTC, dir. Marc Bruni), Itmar  Moses’ Completeness (Playwrights Horizons, dir. Pam MacKinnon), Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw (South Coast Rep, dir. Pam MacKinnon), and Edgar in King Lear at the Public Theater opposite Kevin Kline (dir. James Lapine).  TV/Film: Gigantic, Julie & Julia, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS,” “Castle,” “The Closer,” “Medium,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Life on Mars,” among others.  Brian is also a writer, director and producer of new works for stage and screen; his feature comedy, The Weekend, released in 2013.  Recipient of the A.V. Global Fellowship in the Arts.  MFA: NYU.

Charles Borland

Man

Broadway: A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout), A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout). Tour: Twelve Angry Men (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Spirit Control (MTC), Twelfth Night (The Public – Shakespeare in the Park), Deathvariations (59E59), Lascivious Something (Cherry Lane), Out of Sterno (Cherry Lane). Regional: Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre Co. – DC), Henry V (Shakespeare Theatre Co. –DC), Hamlet (Long Wharf), Merchant of Venice( Portland Center Stage), Smash (Old Globe), Romeo & Juliet (ST. Louis Shakes), Macbeth (Guthrie). TV & Film: Over twenty credits, including Central Park (Upcoming), The Cobbler, “House of Cards,” “Homeland,” “Blue Bloods,” “Person of Interest,” “Premium Rush,” “Law & Order: SVU,” among many others. Education: The Juilliard School (BFA), LAMDA (Diploma). Charles is currently a member of The Actor’s Center and an MBA candidate at NYU’s Stern School of Business where he is concentrating on the intersection of Finance, Strategy, and Entertainment, Media, & Technology. Charles would like to thank his beautiful wife, Nancy, and all the wonderful people at MTC.

Hannah Cabell

Laura

Broadway: A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb), Major Barbara (The Pearl), Grounded (Page73; Drama Desk nom.), Collapse (Women’s Project), 3C (Rattlestick), Compulsion (Public Theater), Zero Hour (13P), Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club), Jane Eyre (Acting Company), Gentleman Caller (Clubbed Thumb), Mark Smith (13P). Regional: World premieres of The Moors (Yale Rep), Marie Antoinette (ART and Yale Rep), Compulsion (Yale Rep and Berkeley Rep; BACCA nom.), Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Three Sisters (Cincinnati Playhouse), and Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Berkeley Rep; BACCA nom.). TV: “The Path” (upcoming on Hulu), “Mr. Robot,” “Happyish,” “The Leftovers,” “Law & Order: CI.” Training: MFA, NYU. Recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship for the Arts.

Kathleen McNenny

Woman

Broadway: Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, An Enemy of the PeopleDeath of a Salesman, Coram BoyAfter the FallThe Constant Wife, and A Few Good Men. Regional credits include Outside Mullingar, Our Town, Richard IIIBeyond Therapy, Sight Unseen, and Sylvia. Television credits include “The Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” “Black Box,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Law & Order: CI.” Film credits include Morning GloryHappy House, and School of Rock. Training: Julliard.

Florian Zeller

Playwright

Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright.

His work has been translated into several languages.

Florian Zeller wrote his first novel “Artificial Snow” when he was twenty-two. He has since written five acclaimed novels and nine plays. He won the Prix Interallié in 2004 for his novel “Fascination of Evil” and several Molière Awards for his plays La Mère et Le Père.

Florian Zeller has fast become one of France’s most well-known contemporary playwrights. L’Autrele Manège , Si tu mouraisElle t’attend, La Mère (Molière Award in 2011) La Vérité and Une heure de Tranquillité were successfully produced in France and internationally. Le Père (The Father) was the 2014 winner of 3 Molières Awards (Best Play, Best Actor – Robert Hirsh, and Best Actress – Isabelle Gelinas) and won the Prix du Brigadier in 2015.

Une Heure de Tranquillité starring Fabrice Luchini became a movie directed by Patrice Leconte. Le Père (called Floride) starring Jean Rochefort will be released August 2015.

Le Mensonge opened in Paris September 2015, starring Pierre Arditi and Evelyne Bouix. L’Envers du décor starring Daniel Auteuil and Valérie Bonneton is actually on at Théâtre de Paris.

La MèreLe Père, La Vérité (Christopher Hampton) are under option for the UK/USA.

Florian Zeller lives in Paris. He is married to actress and sculptor Marine Delterme.

Florian Zeller’s theatrical works are represented by Drama Paris (www.dramaparis.com) in conjunction with Abrams Artists Agency, Sarah Douglas – New York (www.abramsartists.com)

Christopher Hampton

Translator

Christopher Hampton’s plays and musicals have so far garnered four Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, five Evening Standard Awards and the New York Theatre Critics’ Circle Award; prizes for his film and television work include an Oscar, two BAFTAs, a Writers’ Guild of America Award, the Prix Italia, a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year, and The Collateral Award at the Venice Film Festival for Best Literary Adaptation. Theatre: Original plays: Appomattox, The Talking Cure, White Chameleon, Tales From Hollywood, Treats, Savages, The Philanthropist, Total Eclipse, When Did You Last See My Mother? Adaptations from novels: Youth Without God (Horváth), Embers (Márai), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Laclos). Musicals: Stephen Ward, Dracula: The Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Libretti: Appomattox, The Trial, Waiting For The Barbarians (all for Philip Glass). Translations: plays by Chekhov, Ibsen, Molière, Horváth, Yasmina Reza and Florian Zeller. Film: Ali and Nino, A Dangerous Method, Chéri, Atonement, The Quiet American, Dangerous Liaisons, The Good Father, The Honorary ConsulTotal EclipseMary Reilly, Tales From The Vienna Woods, A Doll’s House. He wrote and directed Imagining Argentina, The Secret Agent, Carrington. Television: The Thirteenth Tale, The Ginger Tree, Hôtel Du Lac, The History Man, Able’s Will

Doug Hughes

Director

Previous Manhattan Theatre Club productions include Outside Mullingar, An Enemy of the People, The Whipping Man, the Tony-nominated revival of The Royal FamilyMauritiusAn Experiment With an Air PumpDefiance and Doubt, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Director. Other Broadway productions include The Big Knife, Born YesterdayEllingMrs. Warren’s ProfessionOleannaA Man for All Seasons, the Tony-nominated revival of Inherit the WindA Touch of the Poet and Frozen (Tony nomination, Best Director). In addition to the Tony, he has been awarded Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Obie and Callaway Awards for his productions.

SCOTT PASK

Scenic Design

MTC: Airline Highway, Casa Valentina, When We Were Young and Unafraid, Blackbird. Selected Broadway: Blackbird, The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Waitress, Something Rotten!, The Visit, An Act of God, It’s Only a Play, The Pillowman (Tony Award), I’ll Eat You Last, Finding Neverland, Pippin (Tony nom.), Hair, Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom.), The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards), The House of Blue Leaves, Speed-the-Plow, Promises Promises, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Take Me Out, Nine, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, and Urinetown. Also Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. With Doug Hughes: Elling, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Howard Katz.

CATHERINE ZUBER

Costume Design

This season on Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I (Tony Award). Other Broadway: South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, The Royal Family, Awake and Sing!, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Awards); Golden Boy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Born Yesterday, Edward Albee’s Seascape, Dinner at Eight, Twelfth Night (Tony nominations); Gigi (Drama Desk Award); The Bridges of Madison County; Outside Mullingar; Macbeth; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Women on the Verge…; Doubt, among others. Off-Broadway: BAM, the Bridge Project 2009-10-11. Television: “The Sound of Music Live!,” “Peter Pan Live!,” NBC/Universal. Graduate: Yale School of Drama.

DONALD HOLDER

Lighting Design

MTC: Heisenberg, The American Play, Sight Unseen, After-Play, Romantic Poetry, The Violet Hour, many others. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; She Loves Me and On the Twentieth Century (Roundabout); The King and I (LCT); The Lion King and South Pacific (Tony Awards); The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, Ragtime, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, A Streetcar Named Desire, Movin’ Out, Gem of the Ocean, Juan Darien (all Tony nominated); You Can’t Take It With You; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Spider-Man; Bullets Over Broadway; Promises, Promises; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Boy From Oz; many others. Television: “Smash” seasons 1 and 2.

FITZ PATTON

Original Music & Sound Design

Broadway: The Humans, Blackbird, It’s Only a Play, An Act of God, Airline Highway (MTC), The Other Place (MTC), I’ll Eat You Last, Outside Mullingar (MTC), Casa Valentina (MTC), The House of Blue Leaves, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Prodigal Son (MTC). 2010 Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards for When the Rain Stops Falling (LCT) and 2011 nominee for The Other Place (MCC), prior to its Broadway run at MTC. Symphony: The Holy Land. Founder of Chance Magazine, a new theatre design magazine.

JIM STEINMEYER

Illusion Consultant

The New York Times calls him the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians.” His illusions have been featured by Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay and many others. He has created special illusions for Broadway productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mary Poppins and Aladdin. He’s also the author of books on the history and practice of magic.

JAMES FITZSIMMONS

Production Stage Manager

The Father marks Fitz’s seventeenth production for MTC. Other productions include the recent Broadway revival of Sylvia, Hand to God, The City of Conversation, Other Desert Cities, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Man for All Seasons (with Frank Langella), After Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler, Steel Magnolias, Frozen, Noise/Funk, The Heidi Chronicles. More than 30 Off-Broadway and regional productions. Thank you to Kate and Chris for all your support.

KATHERINE WALLACE

Stage Manager

First show with MTC. Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Other Desert Cities, After Miss Julie, A Man for All Seasons. Off-Broadway: Permission, The Break of Noon, The Pride (MCC); Here Lies Love (the Public); Peter and the Starcatcher (New World Stages and NYTW); Death Takes a Holiday (Roundabout); Restoration (NYTW); Blood Type: Ragu (Actors Playhouse). Love to Chris. Thanks to Fitz and Christopher.