Tom JonesBy Mark Brown
Tom Jones is a play written by Mark Brown, who also wrote the FST audience favorite, Around The World In 80 Days. The play is an adaptation of the ground-breaking novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, by Henry Fielding.
In this thrilling adventure of the heart, Tom Jones, a charming young man of questionable birth, is madly in love with Sophia Western. But when Sophia’s father arranges for her to marry a loathsome man, she flees for her life. Aristocrats, wenches and scalawags abound in this bawdy and rollicking romp through the back roads and bedchambers of England.
A miracle of mirth in motion
MATTHEW GOODRICH FST debut. Broadway: The Nance, Picnic. Regional: Boston Court, CalArts Center for New Performance, Poor Dog Group, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, New York Fringe. MFA: CalArts. Matthew looks forward to the day when America appreciates art as a public good and funds it as such. Proud member, Actors’ Equity. @mattacts
HOWARD KAYE FST debut. Most recent: Disney Cruise Line. Broadway: Miss Saigon. Off Broadway: Silence! The Musical (original cast and recording) National Tour: Mamma Mia. Regional: Alabama Shakespeare, Long Wharf, Alliance, Cincinnati Playhouse, Merrimack, Virginia Stage, St. Louis Rep, Syracuse Stage, Centerstage, Berkshire Theater Festival, Maltz Jupiter Theater, Pittsburgh Public, Signature Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, North Carolina Theater, Mt. Gretna Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville. Favorite Credit: The Visit starring Chita Rivera. Graduate of Juilliard Drama Division.
LISA MCMILLAN is delighted to return to FST! Broadway & Off-Broadway credits include: Moose Murders (with Eve Arden Hollard Taylor), La Cage Aux Folles, Ruthless. Selected Regional credits include: August: Osage County (Norton Award), Mame (Barrymore nominee), Night of the Iguana, A Delicate Balance, Gypsy (with Rita Moreno) at theatres such as Walnut St. Theatre, Denver Center, Cinncinatti Playhouse, Utah Shakespeare, Coconut Grove Playhouse (Carbonell Award). Lisa has appeared in film, commercials and television (upcoming appearance in Louie, season four). Directing credits include the Ordway Theatre and Galveston Outdoor Musicals. She is a graduate of Juilliard.
GRACIANY MIRANDA Off-Broadway: La Barberia (HOLA Award). Barnstormers: Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jack in Leading Ladies. FST: South Beach Babylon. Favorite NYC Shakespeare roles include Iago, Richard III, Richard II, and Benedick. Directing: Finding the Sun, Shakespeare Quaffers, Cupid Painted Blind, and Hedda Gabler. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico.
WILMARI MYBURGH is beyond excited to make her FST debut with such an incredible cast/creative team! Since graduating from NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance MT program, Wilmari has performed at various regional/NYC theatres. Favorite roles include: Sarah in Company, Mama Noah in Children of Eden, Bobo in Sweet Smell of Success and Mrs. Fezziwig in Scrooge The Musical. Wilmari can also be seen on the Canadian reality TV series Triple Sensation II as a top 12 finalist. www.wilmarimyburgh.com
FAITH SANDBERG is happy to return to FST Mainstage, where she was last seen as bridezilla Rachel in Perfect Wedding. Other favorite roles: Chicago (Roxie), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Sweet Charity (Charity), Urinetown (Little Sally). NY Theatre: Someday (Polly), A Wonderful Noise (Agnes), Anne of Green Gables (Marilla, 1st Nat’l Tour). Regional: MUNY St Louis, Pioneer Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep. TV: Blue Bloods,The Following, Boardwalk Empire, Big C, Black Box. Film: Price Check (with Parker Posey, Sundance 2012).
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RON SIEBERT has appeared professionally in more than 60 theatres across the country from Sarasota to Sacramento, from Broadway to Boca Raton. In addition he has acted in most daytime dramas broadcast from New York: Ryan’s Hope, Guiding Light, and All My Children, among others. Previously, at FST, he acted in Opus, Ruined, and Race. Tom Jones marks a departure for him insofar as it’s the first play he’s appeared in at FST to have a more than one word title.
EILEEN WARD is a graduate of the Philadelphia University of the Arts and excited and grateful to be a part of FST’s season. Last seen as Anna in The King And I at the Olney Theater (Also U/S for Broadway National Tour) Also at the Olney, The Secret Garden and 1776. NYC: Moll Flanders (sister/young Moll) at the Lucille Lortel, and Nora and In The Shadow of the Glen at Marvell Rep. Some regional credits include: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Bristol Riverside Theater, Hello Dolly at the Gateway Playhouse, A Streetcar Named Desire, Crimes Of The Heart, Much Ado About Nothing, Guys and Dolls, Waiting For Lefty at the New Harmony Theatre. DC; The Mikado - Interact Theatre Company, Man With a Load of Mischief, Rep Stage, Philemon, Wilma Theatre, Camelot and Carousel at Stages St Louis. Two Helen Hayes Award nominations (DC) and one Salt Award nomination (Syracuse NY). www.EileenWard.net
BRUCE WARREN National Tours: The Wizard of Oz (Uncle Henry/Oz Guard/Nikko), 25th Anniversary Cats (Gus/Growl Tiger/Bustopher Jones), First National Oklahoma! (Jud & Ali Hakim U/S). Off-Broadway: The Road to Qatar! (Farid/Claudio). Select Regional Credits: Spelling Bee (William Barfée) and Spamalot (Sir Robin) at FST, Treasure Island: A New Musical (Swing/Fight Captain), The Producers (Franz Liepkind), Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Anything Goes (Moonface Martin), Ragtime (Tateh), Singin’ in the Rain (Roscoe Dexter), Kiss Me, Kate (Gangster #1), Man of La Mancha (Pedro). BFA Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. www.BruceWarrenOnline.com
Director | Mark Shanahan
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
Costume Designer | Jeni Schaefer
Lighting Designer | Dave Upton
Scenic Designer | Bob Phillips
Sound Designer | Ryan Kilcourse
*Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.