Family Secretsby Sherry Glaser and Gregory Howells
One woman single-handedly brings to life her five Jewish family members, transplanted from the Bronx to Southern California.
Both a hilarious and deeply moving portrait of the head of household father, the manic mother, the earth mother, a short-fused sister and Grandma Rose. Family Secrets is the longest running one-woman show in Off-Broadway history.
Engaging, Funny, and Emotional
Carolyn Michel is delighted to return to Florida Studio Theatre. She was last seen here as Ann Landers in The Lady With All the Answers. Carolyn has appeared on Broadway with Sid Caesar in Sid Caesar & Company. Florida Studio Theatre audiences will remember her from other one-woman performances: Rose, and Dorothy Parker: One Foot in Scarsdale, and Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Other FST favorites: the dog, Sylvia, in Sylvia, Lillian Hellman in Cakewalk, and roles in Don’t Dress For Dinner, Learned Ladies, The Heir Transparent, Dream Catchers, The Triumph of Love, Talking With, Execution of Justice, Greetings, Florida Foibles (An’ Fables Too), and Hell of a Town. Representative FST director credits: Alfred Stieglitz Loves O’Keefe, Crimes of the Heart. Carolyn is proud to have been part of FST’s New Play Development since 1984. Carolyn will be going into her 20th season at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Some representative roles: Toinette, The Imaginary Invalid; Kate, Broadway Bound; Becky Felderman in Morningstar; Miss Moffat,The Corn is Green; Maggie, Hobson’s Choice; Marjorie Taub,Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Ellen Pazinski in Over the Tavern, Boo in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Millionairess in The Millionairess, and roles in Communicating Doors, Sisters Rosensweig, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Merry Wives of Windsor, I’m Not Rappaport, How the Other Half Loves, The Diary of Anne Frank, Devil’s Disciple among others. She has performed and directed at several other theatres throughout the country and appeared locally at the Golden Apple. As producer-director Carolyn has worked with such celebrities as Ben Vereen, Jill
Clayburgh, Hal Linden, Peter Allen, Alice Ghostley, Robert Vaughn, Peter Yarrow, Lee Meriwether, Tammy Grimes, Yaakov Smirnoff, Theodore Bikel, Alan King. Carolyn lives with the loves of her life: husband/director, Howard Millman and their two pussycats: Rose & Sylvie.
Director | Howard J. Millman
Costume Designer | Nicole Wee
Lighting Designer | Micheal Foster
Scenic Designer | Lauren Feldman
Sound Technician | Marshall Simmons
Wig Designer | Michelle Hart
Production Stage Manager | Bruce Price*
* Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.