ALAN CUMMING made his professional acting debut as Malcolm in Michael Boyd's production of Macbeth at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 1985. He went on to work extensively in the Scottish theatre before his West End debut in Conquest of the South Pole earned him his first Olivier Award nomination. He appeared with the RSC, played Romeo for the RNT Studio and earned further Olivier nominations for La B?te and Cabaret. His career-defining Hamlet for the English Touring Theatre earned him huge critical acclaim, a TMA Best Actor Award and a Shakespeare Globe nomination. He won an Olivier for Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Royal National Theatre. In 1998 he made his sensational Broadway debut when Cabaret transferred to NYC, winning him Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World, NY Press, FANY and Public Advocate awards. He went on to appear on Broadway in Design for Living and as Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera. Off- Broadway he appeared as the Pope in Jean Genet's Elle (which he also adapted) and as Trigorin in The Seagull opposite Dianne Wiest. In 2006, he returned to the West End in Martin Sherman's Bent, and in 2007 appeared in the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany (Herald ArcAngel Award). On TV he currently appears as Eli Gold in 'The Good Wife,' for which he has been nominated for Emmy, SAG, Satellite and Critics Circle awards. He also appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's 'Web Therapy' and is the host of 'Masterpiece Mystery' on PBS. His eclectic film career has seen him work consecutively with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls, and make appearances in the X-Men, Spy Kids, Flintstones and Smurfs franchises as well as roles in many independent films such as Sweet Land (Independent Spirit Award), Julie Taymor's Titus and The Tempest and most recently Travis Fine's Any Day Now, for which he received several Best Actor awards on the film festival circuit. With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Anniversary Party (National Board of Review Award, two Independent Spirit nominations). He has also published a novel, Tommy's Tale; released an album of songs, I Bought a Blue Car Today; and last year had his first exhibition of photographs, Alan Cumming Snaps! He regularly performs in concert, most recently with Liza Minnelli at New York's Town Hall, and over the past few years has sung in seasons at the Sydney Opera House, the Geffen Playhouse and L.A., and London's Vaudeville Theatre. For his humanitarian work, particularly in the field of LGBT rights and equality, he has been honored by many organizations including HRC, GLAAD, the Trevor Project and the Matthew Shepard Foundation to name but a few. From his homeland he was honored with both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, and was made an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Honors List. Time magazine named him one of the three most fun people in show business. www.alancumming. com. Twitter: @alancumming
JENNY STERLIN, a critically acclaimed, award-winning actress, has worked on and Off-Broadway, in film and television in the U.S. and the UK. She was last seen in New York in House Strictly Private by Jimmy Kerr for the 1st Irish 2012 Festival. She is the artistic director of Double Decker Productions and a founding member of Appletree Theatre in England. She has recorded more than 90 audio books, garnering rave reviews. She is absolutely delighted to be working with Alan and Andy again...thank you!
BRENDAN TITLEY. New York: As You Like It, All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure (NYSF); The Steadfast (Slant Theatre Project); Henry IV, Pt. 1 (Access Theater); Miss Julie (Jimmy's No. 43). Regional: Henry V (Two River Theater Co.); You Can't Take It With You, Macbeth (Chautauqua Theater Co.); Troilus and Cressida (Henley Street Theatre). TV: 'Person of Interest,' 'The Good Wife.' MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program. Delicious.
CHRIS KIPINIAK (Understudy). Broadway: Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway: Kit Marlowe (Public Theater), Nora (Marvell Repertory). London: How to Act Around Cops (also New York and Edinburgh Fringe festivals). Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre and others. TV: 'Delocated,' 'Law & Order,' 'The Good Wife.' Writing: Nightcrawler, Amazing Fantasy and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man for Marvel Comics.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Playwright). On Broadway, William Shakespeare's plays have garnered nine Tony Awards and 71 Tony nominations and have been performed for countless kings, queens and various heads of state throughout the world. Previous works include Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet and all of the Henrys. Mr. Shakespeare is posthumously thrilled to finally have a Scottish actor portraying the title role in this production of 'The Scottish Play.' And yes, contrary to what others may have said, he really did write all those plays. Love to Anne.
JOHN TIFFANY (Director) trained at Glasgow University, gaining an MA in theatre and classics. From 1997 to 2001 he was literary director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and was associate director at Paines Plough Theatre Company from 2001 to 2005. He was associate director for the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012. During 2010-11 John was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University. On Broadway, John directed Once, which won eight Tony Awards last year, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical. Work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth, Enquirer, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: Glasgow. For Black Watch, John won the Olivier Award for Best Director, as well as a Critics' Circle Award for Best Director, a Scotsman Fringe First, a Herald Angel and a Critics' Award for Theatre in Scotland. Other work includes The Glass Menagerie (A.R.T.); Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur and The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days and Passing Places (Traverse, Edinburgh).
ANDREW GOLDBERG (Director). Off- Broadway: The Bomb-itty of Errors (45 Bleecker, also London, Chicago, Edinburgh and Dublin), Paradise Island and Betwixt (New Group), Twelfth Night (La MaMa). London: Daddy Cool: The Boney M. Musical (Shaftesbury), The Fair Maid of the West (Pleasance). Regional: Hair (ReVision Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (American Stage), Gabba Gabba Hey! The Ramones Musical (Perth, Australia). He is the founder of the Shakespeare Gym and was the associate artistic director of the New Group for more than five years. He is a graduate of Stanford University and is completing his MFA in the Performance and Interactive Media Arts Program at Brooklyn College. Macbeth marks his Broadway directing debut.
MERLE HENSEL (Scenic and Costume Design). Work includes Shunkin (Complicite); Glasgow Girls, 27, The Wheel (National Theatre of Scotland); Green Snake (National Theatre of China); Political Mother (Hofesh Schechter Company, Sadler's Wells); Lovesong (Frantic Assembly); James Son of James, The Bull, Flowerbed (Fabulous Beast Company, Barbican); The Shawl, Parallel Elektra (Young Vic); Ippolit, Der Verlorene (Sophiensaele Berlin); Der Vetter aus Dingsda (Oper Graz). Merle is a lecturer at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design.
NATASHA CHIVERS (Lighting Design). Work includes Statement of Regret (Royal National Theatre); Electric Counterpoint (Royal Opera House); Encore (Ballet Boyz at Sadler's Wells); 27, The Wheel and The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland); The Green Snake (National Theatre of China); and lighting for the King's and Queen's Apartments at Kensington Palace. Awards include a 2007 Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Sunday in the Park With George (West End), a 2011 TMA Award for Best Design for Happy Days (regional).
FERGUS O'HARE (Sound Design). Work includes Electra (Barrymore, Drama Desk Award nomination); Hecuba, King Lear and The Seagull (RSC/BAM); Noises Off (Brooks Atkinson); The Shape of Things (Promenade); A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Roundabout); An Enemy of the People (Ahmanson); Rabbit (59E59); Glasgow Girls (National Theatre of Scotland); Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Paralympic Games (Olympic Park, Stratford); Street Scene (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris/Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona).
IAN WILLIAM GALLOWAY (Video Design) is a designer and director working with live performance, creating film and visuals for theatre, opera and dance. He isbased in London, but works internationally. He has worked in the West End, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of Scotland, Complicite, Frantic Assembly, Improbable and Headlong and in opera for English National Opera, Scottish Opera, English Touring Opera, the Opera Group, Bremer Oper, Opera de Lyon, Nationale Reisopera and the Mariinsky.
CINDY TOLAN (Additional Casting). Broadway includes Cinderella, The Performers, Lysistrata Jones, Relatively Speaking, That Championship Season, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons, Xanadu, Avenue Q, Medea. Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Blue Valentine, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Letters to Juliet, Sugar, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Sherrybaby, Kinsey, The Ballad of Jack and Rose.
MAX RICHTER (Music) is one of Britain's leading composers. Recent works include SUM for Royal Opera House, Mercy for Hilary Hahn and INFRA for the Royal Ballet. His numerous film soundtracks include the Golden Globe-winner Waltz With Bashir, for which he won the European Academy Award. His most recent recording is on Deutsche Grammophon, his radical reimagining of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, entitled Recomposed.
JUNIPER STREET PRODUCTIONS (Production Management) is Hillary Blanken, Joseph DeLuise, Guy Kwan and Ana Rose Greene. JSP has helped create more than 40 Broadway productions, over 20 national tours and numerous Las Vegas productions. Recent shows include I'll Eat You Last...; Hands on a Hardbody; Scandalous; Godspell; Spider-Man; Follies; How to Succeed...; Promises, Promises; Memphis; Million Dollar Quartet; Gypsy; 33 Variations; and Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesars Palace.
KRISTEN HARRIS (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, How to Succeed..., Chicago, La Cage aux Folles, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Wicked, Never Gonna Dance, Annie Get Your Gun, The Green Bird. Tours: La Cage, The Color Purple, Mamma Mia!, Rent, Robert Wilson's Hamlet: A Monologue. Off-Broadway includes Fucking A, In the Blood, Him, Songs for a New World. Regional: ART, La Jolla Playhouse.
DTE AGENCY (Marketing and Interactive) is a full-service agency specializing in live entertainment marketing, founded by Broadway producer Ken Davenport with Jamie Lynn Ballard, Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Steven Tartick. Broadway: Macbeth, The Performers, Godspell. Off- Broadway: The Awesome 80s Prom, Avenue Q, My First Time, Altar Boyz and more. www.DTEagency.com
AKA (Advertising) is a management-owned, full-service advertising agency with offices in the U.S., UK and Australia. The AKA Group, including the film advertising agency the Creative Partnership, delivers creative, strategic, innovative and insightful campaigns to the entertainment industry worldwide. Current and recent NYC clients include Matilda: The Musical, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Trip to Bountiful.
BESPOKE THEATRICALS (General Management). Maggie Brohn, Amy Jacobs, Devin Keudell and Nina Lannan are partners and manage Broadway musicals and plays, tours and concerts. This season on Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Motown: The Musical, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Rascals' Once Upon a Dream and Manilow on Broadway. Past productions include Venus in Fur, Clybourne Park, Cats, Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Color Purple.
KEN DAVENPORT (Producer) Broadway producing credits include Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury and 13, as well as Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom and Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage Off-Broadway. He also recently released These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country. Featured on a national commercial for Apple's iPhone and named one of Crain's "Forty Under 40," Ken is one of the co-organizers of TEDxBroadway. Ken is the writer of the popular blog TheProducersPerspective.com which has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more. Other projects include smartphone app AT THE BOOTH (Entertainment Weekly's "Must List"), Broadway board game "Be a Broadway Star", and websites DidHeLikeIt.com and YourBroadwayGenius.com. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of Somewhere in Time at Portland Center Stage. For more, visit DavenportTheatrical.com.
HUNTER ARNOLD (Producer) is honored to be a part of bringing this production of 'The Scottish Play' to the Broadway stage. Other current projects include Kinky Boots, the upcoming Broadway debut of Allegiance starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, and the world premiere of Somewhere in Time, based on the hit movie, at Portland Center Stage this summer.
CARL DAIKELER (Producer) grew up working behind the scenes at his family?s Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Current Broadway projects include Macbeth, Kinky Boots and the world premiere of Somewhere in Time at Portland Center Stage this summer.
CODY LASSEN (Producer) is excited to be making his Broadway producing debut with Macbeth. An L.A.-based entertainment executive, Cody has overseen market research for feature films, Broadway shows and regional theatre. Upcoming projects include the musical Somewhere in Time, premiering in Portland in June. Cody would like to thank his partner Nitzan for his love and support!
JOAN RAFFE & JHETT TOLENTINO (Producer). Broadway: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Off-Broadway: My Name Is Asher Lev. Broadway investments: Kinky Boots, Matilda, Cinderella, Evita, The Best Man, On a Clear Day... Investments with the Broadway Consortium: Porgy and Bess, Bonnie & Clyde, Chinglish and Broadway Records.
JULIA BRODER (Producer). Broadway debut. Many thanks to Max Neely-Cohen, Ellen Beth Suderow, Haley Tanenbaum, John Konawalik, Angie Blomberg, Pam Nadash and Robert Harington, David Black and Kristen and Scott Griebel. Special thanks to Dan Bass and Howard Grufferman. Thank you Mom, Dad and Noa. And thank you Ken, for your constant support.
LUIGI & ROSE CAIOLA (Producer) are owners of Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and B&L Management. Broadway productions: Cinderella, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Anarchist, The Heiress, Jekyll & Hyde, Macbeth and Godspell. Off- Broadway: Freckleface Strawberry the Musical (for which Rose is also co-author). Proud children of Benny and Bettina Caiola.
MICHAEL DeSANTIS (Producer). With more than a dozen projects in the past five years, Macbeth and Kinky Boots mark Michael's transition from longtime theatre investor to producer. He is also working on the development of several new musicals including the upcoming world premiere of Somewhere in Time. So grateful for my partner Patrick and our wild and crazy seven-year-old twin boys.
NEIL GOODING PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is thrilled to be making its Broadway producing debut with Macbeth. London: Holding the Man. U.S.: The Hatpin (NYMF). Australia: The Hatpin, LOVEBiTES, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Love Letters, Sing on Through Tomorrow, Breast Wishes, Back to the 80s!, Pearls Before Swine, The Divine Miss Bette, The Fabulous Frances Faye.
JOHN C. HALL (Producer) works as an entertainment executive on the West Coast. He serves on the board of Variety Club and the Advisory Board for Will Rogers Foundation. Early in his career he worked in television production and in theatrical exhibition. He's served as a juror at the Palm Beach and Santa Barbara Film Festivals.
MARGUERITE HOFFMAN (Producer). First-time producer (adores Alan) enthusiastic about dipping her toes into the elixir of Broadway. From Dallas, where she is involved with the Dallas Museum of Art and the contemporary collecting community. On the board of Public Radio International and believes in the power of storytelling.
KEN MAHONEY (Producer) is a Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer. He is the executive producer of several cast albums and the 54 Below live series. Ken is president of Mahoney Asset Management. His financial opinions are found on TV, radio and newspapers. He is a financial contributor to WPIX and Fox TV.
ELLIOTT MASIE (Producer) bridges the exciting worlds of Broadway theatre and corporate conferences. Theatre: Kinky Boots, Allegiance, The Trip to Bountiful, Somewhere in Time, Godspell and Chinglish. Corporate events: Learning 2013 and Telework 2013. CD productions: Telly Leung and Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia. Production partner: Cathy DiMiceli Masie.
DEAN ROTH (Producer) is making his Broadway producing debut with Macbeth. He is the producer of Missed Connections, currently at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Future projects: Central Avenue Breakdown, The King's Speech, Somewhere in Time. Thanks to his wife Grace and kids Nick and Kim for putting up with his new endeavor.
BELLANCA SMIGEL RUTTER (Producer). A lifelong New Yorker making her Broadway debut as producer with Macbeth. Lead producing an upcoming Broadway revival of The Me Nobody Knows. Other investment credits: Cinderella, Lucky Guy. Counsel and senior VP at Supersmile. So grateful for three crazy, wild, wonderful sons and the best family ever.
KAT WHITE (Producer). Macbeth and Kinky Boots mark Kat's foray from film into theatre. Film credits include Grace Is Gone, The Promotion, Drunkboat, Ca$h, The Merry Gentleman. Upcoming projects: Life Itself, a documentary on film critic Roger Ebert, and Somewhere in Time, premiering at Portland Center Stage this summer.
HUNTER CHANCELLOR (Associate Producer) is thrilled to be making his producing debut. Special thanks to everyone who made this possible, especially Ken Davenport. And, of course, mom.
THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND is Scotland's first National Theatre company and has been touring world class work by Scottish artists throughout Scotland and beyond since 2006. The company has played to over 830,000 people across four continents. This marks the company's eight run in New York following presentations of The Wolves in the Walls at the New Victory Theater, three runs of Black Watch and Beautiful Burnout at St Ann's Warehouse, and The Bacchae and Macbeth at the Lincoln Center Festival. US tours include The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart and Long Gone Lonesome. The National Theatre of Scotland is funded by the Scottish government. www.nationaltheatrescotland.com