A Gentleman's Guide To Love and MurderBook and Lyrics by Robert L Freedman and Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
A distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder.
This Broadway hit is filled with unforgettable music, nonstop comedy, and a scene-stealing role for one actor who plays all eight of the doomed heirs. Can Monty Navarro, juggle his fiancé and his mistress, knock off all eight of the heirs without being caught, and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? See this knock ‘em dead TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL to find the answers.
CHRISSY ALBANESE was last seen at Joe's Pub in Farmed: A Live Podcast Album. Favorite roles include Caroline Bingly in Austen's Pride and Eliza in My Fair Lady. Theaters include Maine State Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, and Surflight Theatre. NYU/Tisch chrissyalbanese.com
MIMI BESSETTE BROADWAY/OFF-BROADWAY: Bonnie & Clyde (Emma), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Dawn), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) and Smoke on the Mountain (Denise). FIRST NATIONAL TOURS: Soul Doctor, Parade, Keep On The Sunny Side, Big River and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. REGIONAL: Woody Sez, Duck Commander, Church Basement Ladies, Cowgirls, Always…Patsy Cline, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Blood Brothers, Nunsense, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Guitar Girls, and Woody Guthrie’s American Song. FILM/TV: Annie (opposite Jamie Foxx) and Difficult People (opposite Andrea Martin). Her albums Lullabies of Broadway and Lullabies of Broadway Act II just got picked up by Broadway Records.
SARAH ELLIS 1st Nat’l: A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder. Highlights: Oklahoma (Stages St Louis), Million Dollar Quartet (Riverside/Geva) and Ghost: The Musical (Fingerlakes MT Fest). Additional credits: Ogunquit, Pittsburgh CLO, Northshore, KC Starlight, Westchester Broadway Theatre, & WV Public. NYC: Road To Ruin, Dear Jane, & Stardust Road: The Hoagy Carmichael Musical. Co-Creator/Producer of MT Shorts, a platform where new musical theatre and short film meet (www.mtshorts.com). Dubuque Symphony Guest Artist. BFA Penn State www.meetsarahellis.com INSTA: @sarahruthliss & @mt_shorts
TAYLOR GALVIN is thrilled to be in Sarasota for the first time to work on this hysterical show! She most recently appeared as Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act, Vera in And Then There Were None and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. National tour: The Marvelous Wonderettes. Select regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Shrek (Fiona), Parade (Ms. Phagan us), Sweeney Todd (Johanna). @tngalvin / www.taylorgalvin.com
RICHARD HENRY Off Broadway: Fiorello (Encores), Two Gentlemen of Verona the Musical (Public,NY) Regional: Assassins (Yale Rep), Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla, Papermill), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare), The Music Man (Guthrie), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Old Globe), Twelfth Night (Pig Iron), Guys and Dolls (Milwaukee Rep), 1776 (Connecticut Rep), Oliver (Goodspeed Opera House), National Tours: Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Urinetown and Sweet Charity. Television: Search Party, season two. www.richardhenrynyc.com
JAMES LAROSA FST: Next To Normal (Henry) and Altar Boyz (Abraham). Select theatre: Leo Bloom in The Producers (American Stage), Stewpot in South Pacific (Triad Stage), Gus in Saturday Night Fever (NSMT), Mark Cohen in Rent (BRT), Malone in Mr. Confidential (Signature Center), and his award winning portrayal of Abraham in Altar Boyz (Zach Scott). TV: NBC's Saturday Night Live, ABC's WWYD?, A&E's Fugitive Chronicles. VO: Rockstar Games, MTV, Nickelodeon, TRW. AEA proud and graduate of NYU Tisch and the High School for Performing Arts. TheJamesLaRosa.com
JIMMY NICHOLAS Recent credits- Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Elder Price standby). Off-Broadway-Original Cast: Kragtar: An American Monster Musical (Speaker of the House, Jebediah), Gertrude Stein Saints (Co-Writer, Winner of Overall Excellence at FringeNYC). TV: The Good Wife, The Break with Michelle Wolf, Instinct, Madam Secretary, The Chair. Film: Fathers and Daughters, Gorenos, Not Cool. Upcoming TV: Next Great Hire. Instagram: @Jimmynicks. Podcast: Everything but the Kitchen Sink.
DAVID SCOTT PURDY NYC: A Christmas Story (Madison Square Garden); It's a bird... It's a plane... It's Superman (Encores!), Brigadoon (NY City Center Gala presentation), On Your Toes (Encores!), Zorba (Encores!), Regional: Anything Goes, Little Mermaid (North Shore Music Theater), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Foreigner (Beef and Boards Dinner Theater) National Tour: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; The Producers. TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Law & Order: SVU. www.DavidScottPurdy.com
LEVIN VALAYIL is thrilled to be back at Florida Studio Theatre, where he previously played Baba Mati Singh in The Fabulous Lipitones. Levin has also been previously been seen as Dharun Ravi in the new musical Poster Boy at Williamstown Theater Festival and at the Public Theater. Levin has also played Lottery in Monsoon Wedding at Berkeley Repertory Theater and most recently played Mowgli at Asolo Repertory Theater. He is making his film debut in the indie film Thoughtless this fall.
ALEXANDRA ZORN New York/1st National Tours: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Far From the Madding Crowd. Regional Highlights: Roman Holiday (The Guthrie), Oklahoma! (The 5th Avenue), Les Misérables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls. Numerous NY workshops. TV/Film: NBC's The Blacklist, Oxygen's Abuse of Power. Ms. Zorn is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Reeds | Alexander W. Ravitz
Keyboard | Darren Server
Violin | Amber Svetik
Director | Jason Cannon
Music Director | Darren Server
Choreographer | Savannah Holds
Scenic Designer | Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Costume Coordinator | Adrienne Webber
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
Production Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Assistant Stage Manager | Jynelly Rosario*
* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.