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The Glass Menagerie

Cast Biographies

Patch Darragh | The Glass Menagerie | Ahmanson Theatre | Los Angeles

Patch Darragh

Tom Wingfield

New York: Our Town (w/Paul Newman), Tom in The Glass Menagerie and Doc Porter in Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout Theatre), All That I Will Ever Be (New York Theatre Workshop), The Ruby Sunrise (Public Theater), Where We’re Born (Rattlestick), Spin (stageFARM), The Secret Agenda of Trees and The Grille Room (Cherry Lane Theatre). Regional: The Glass Menagerie (Long Wharf Theatre), Crimes of the Heart, Dissonance, The Sugar Syndrome (Williamstown), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo at the Guthrie), The Mistakes Madeline Made (Yale Rep), The Violet Hour (Old Globe), Wit (Pittsburgh Public), Control+Alt+Delete (San Jose Rep) and The Last Bridge (George Street). TV: Damages, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI, Cupid, Guiding Light and Our Town (Showtime). Tim Flanagan on NBC’s Mercy. Film: Coach. For BW.

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Judith Ivey | The Glass Menagerie | Ahmanson Theatre | Los Angeles

Judith Ivey

Amanda Wingfield

Roundabout Theatre: The Glass Menagerie (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League nomination; also at Long Wharf Theatre). Broadway: Follies (Drama League nom.), Voices in the Dark, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard (Tony nom.), Blithe Spirit, Precious Sons (Drama Desk nom.), Hurlyburly (Tony and Drama Desk awards), Steaming (Tony and Drama Desk awards), Piaf and Bedroom Farce. Film: Flags of Our Fathers, What Alice Found, Devil’s Advocate, Brighton Beach Memoirs; Mystery, Alaska; Love Hurts and Compromising Positions. TV: most recent – Nurse Jackie, Will & Grace, What the Deaf Man Heard (Emmy nom.), Rosered, Designing Women and Down Home. Off-Broadway/Regional Theatre: The Lady With All the Answers (Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel noms.), Dirty Tricks, A Little Night Music, Women on Fire (Drama League and Lucille Lortel noms.), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Fair Country and The Moonshot Tape (Obie Award). Recipient/Member: Texas Medal of the Arts and Texas Film Hall of Fame.

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Keira Keeley | The Glass Menagerie | Ahmanson Theatre | Los Angeles

Keira Keeley

Laura Wingfield

New York Theatre: The Glass Menagerie (Theatre World Award Winner, Roundabout Theatre), The Thugs (SoHo Rep), Romeo and Juliet: The Young People’s Concert (Lincoln Center), The Young Left  (Cherry Lane Theatre), We Declare You a Terrorist and Green Girl (Summer Play Festival at The Public), Local Story and Departures (Access Theater), among others. Regional Theatre: The Glass Menagerie (Long Wharf Theatre, CT), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, MO), Three Guys and a Brenda, The Crucible and The Madwoman of Chaillot (Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY). www.KeiraKeeley.com

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Ben McKenzie | The Glass Menagerie | Ahmanson Theatre | Los Angeles

Ben McKenzie

Jim O’Connor

is pleased to be making his Center Theatre Group debut. Film: Junebug, Johnny Got His Gun, 88 Minutes. Television: Southland, The O.C.  Education: B.A. in Economics and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia.

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Tennessee Williams

Playwright (1911-1983)

Williams’ prodigious output included Not about Nightingales (1937), The Glass Menagerie (N.Y. Drama Critics Award 1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (N.Y. Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1947), Summer and Smoke (1948), The Rose Tattoo (1951), Camino Real (1953), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (N.Y. Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1955), Orpheus Descending (1957), Garden District (1958), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), Night of the Iguana (1961), The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (1963), Out Cry (1973), Vieux Carre (1977), A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (1979) and Something Cloudy Something Clear (1981). His Collected Stories, Collected Poems and two volumes of his Collected Letters are published by New Directions. 

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Gordon Edelstein

Director

is the Artistic Director (nine seasons) of Long Wharf Theatre where this production of The Glass Menagerie originated.The production went on to an award-winning run (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival) at New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company. He was also Artistic Director of ACT, Seattle for five years. New York: The Glass Menagerie, The Homecoming and A Skull in Connemara (Roundabout Theatre), Some Americans Abroad (Second Stage), and BFE (Playwrights Horizons) and The Day the Bronx Died, among others. Long Wharf Theatre credits include the world premieres of Athol Fugard’s Coming Home and Have You Seen Us?, Uncle Vanya (also adaptor; Connecticut Critics Circle Award), A Moon for the Misbegotten (CCC Award), The Price (CCC Award), Mourning Becomes Electra (with Jane Alexander), The Front Page and A Doll’s House (also adaptor). Regional: Bones (Kirk Douglas Theatre), The Crucible (Wall Street Journal, Best Productions of the decade), Death of a Salesman, and Scent of the Roses with Julie Harris (all for ACT, Seattle), among others. London: The Day the Bronx Died. Bucharest, Romania: The Crucible. Connecticut Grand Opera: La Traviata and La Bohème. Television: Abby My Love (CBS; Emmy nomination), Street Smarts (HBO), Notes for My Daughter.

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Michael Yeargan

Set Designer

Broadway: Seascape, The Light in the Piazza (Tony and Drama Desk awards), South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk awards; also played at Ahmanson Theatre), Awake and Sing and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.  Off-Broadway: The Glass Menagerie (Roundabout Theatre), Dinah Was. Opera: Metropolitan Opera – Otello, Ariadne auf Naxos, Così Fan Tutti, Don Giovanni, Susanna, The Great Gatsby, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffman. N.Y. City Opera – Norma, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Finta Giardiniera and Central Park. Professor of Stage Design, Yale School of Drama.

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Martin Pakledinaz

Costume Designer

N.Y. theatre: The Glass Menagerie (Roundabout Theatre/Lucille Lortel nomination), Lend Me A Tenor (Tony and Outer Critics Circle noms.), Blithe Spirit (Tony nom.), Gypsy (Tony nom.), Is He Dead?, Grease, The Pirate Queen, The Pajama Game (Tony nom.), The Trip To Bountiful (Lortel nom.), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award), Wonderful Town; Kiss Me, Kate (Tony Award); The Wild Party (Lippa/Lucille Lortel Award), Golden Child and The Life (Tony nom.). Opera: Rodelinda (Metropolitan Opera), Tristan und Isolde and Adriana Mater (Paris Opera/Bastille), L’amour de Loin (Salzburg, Paris/Châtelet, Sante Fe, Helsinki) and works throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan.  Dance: Mark Morris Dance Group, S.F. Ballet, Boston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet.  Awards include two Tonys, Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel, among others.

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Jennifer Tipton

Lighting Designer

Recent opera: La Traviata (Welsh National Opera) and Il Trovatore (Metropolitan Opera).  Recent dance: Jewels (The Royal Ballet), Les Noces (NYC Ballet) and Beautiful Renegade (Paul Taylor Dance Company).  Recent Theatre: The Bacchae (Delacorte) and The Year of Magical Thinking (Court Theatre, Chicago).  Since 2001 Ms. Tipton has received the Gish Prize, the Jerome Robbins Prize, the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in NYC, the USA “Gracie” Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship.

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David Budries

Sound Designer

New York: Ah, Wilderness!, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Our Country’s Good, Other People’s Money, Measure for Measure, And a Nightingale Sang, From the Mississippi Delta, Search and Destroy, End of the Day, Playland and Marisol. Regional: Hartford Stage, Center Stage, McCarter Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Trinity Rep, Alliance Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Westport Country Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Yale Rep and others. Chair of the sound design program for the Yale School of Drama.

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Robyn Henry

Production Stage Manager

Broadway: Chicago. Off-Broadway: productions at the Roundabout Theatre Company (including the recent run of The Glass Menagerie), Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Classic Stage Company and The Public Theater. Regional/Other: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Contemporary American Theater Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Education: Otterbein College.

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Photo Credit

Judith Ivey and Patch Darragh. Photo by Joan Marcus.