Friday, July 31, 2009

Lancaster and March in SEVEN DAYS IN MAY

Speaking of John Frankenheimer, here is a great scene between Burt Lancaster and Fredric March in Frankenheimer's 1964 classic SEVEN DAYS IN MAY.


Here is a scene from the 1973 film version of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH, directed by the late John Frankenheimer (THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY).

The film stars Lee Marvin as Hickey, Jeff Bridges as Don Parritt, Fredric March as Harry Hope and Robert Ryan, in his final screen performance, as Larry Slade.

Knowing he was going to die of cancer soon, Ryan agreed to play the part of Larry Slade, a character who believes his death is imminent.

Ryan died before the film was released.


The shoot this morning for the short film THE LITTLE MAGICIAN went off perfectly.

I got nice and dirty for my role as the homeless man and I must say, playing the role was an eye-opening experience for me. As I walked around 8th Street before shooting was hard not to notice the stares of people passing by, people who really thought I was really homeless. Very sad.

Dan Lachman, the director of the film, has until next Friday to edit the turnaround should be pretty quick.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Working on the Short THE LITTLE MAGICIAN Tomorrow

I just snagged a role as a homeless man in the short film THE LITTLE MAGICIAN for director Joe Del Balzo.

The film is about a young boy, who has recently learned a basic card trick. He wanders away from his distracted parents and tries to show off his trick to people - yet no one watches. He then finds a homeless man who will happily watch his adorably obvious trick. The homeless man then takes the cards and blows the boys mind with an elaborate, wonderful trick. The boy's parents see him with the homeless man and they come up and snatch him away. As the boy looks behind to the man, the man disappears.

Sounds like fun.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Three From Albert Finney

Albert Finney has always been one of my favorite actors. In a career that has spanned over four decades, he has played everything from a rascally romantic lead (TOM JONES), the great Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot (MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS), a hammy Shakespearean actor (THE DRESSER) and as Ed Masry in ERIN BROCKOVICH, Finney has proven that he can do it all and he's still going strong.

This first clip is from the 1990 Coen Brothers classic MILLER'S CROSSING. The character of Leo played by Finney in the film was written for actor Trey Wilson, who played Nathan Arizona, Sr, in the Coens' previous film, RAISING ARIZONA and in scores of other films as well (TWINS, BULL DURHAM).

Wilson died shortly before production began, so Albert Finney took over the role.

Finney earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as an alcoholic British consul in John Huston's film adaptation of Malcolm Lowry's novel UNDER THE VOLCANO, a story of a man's alcoholic descent into hell over one day's time.

Finally, here is a touching scene from the 1994 film version of the Terence Rattigan play THE BROWNING VERSION, where Finney expertly plays the embittered and disliked teacher at a British prep school, Andrew Crocker-Harris.

Audition Tomorrow For Natural Family Planning TV Ad

Tomorrow, I will be auditioning for a thirty second TV commercial spot for a local Catholic Cable TV and Diocese of Rockville Centre website for natural method of family planning promoted by the Catholic Church.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


This evening, we rehearsed the final scene of the play tonight...a real tender, sweet scene, that I know, when it comes together, will be just lovely.

I'm off rehearsals until Saturday, where we will then do a line run through of the entire show.

Only a few weeks until we open.

A Moment With The Late, Great J.T. Walsh

J.T. Walsh was a great character actor who in just over a decade, created an impressive body of work in more than two dozen films...including HOFFA, A FEW GOOD MEN, GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, PLEASANTVILLE, SLING BLADE and many, many more.

The entire Hollywood community was shocked and saddened by his sudden death from a heart attack in 1998, but his work lives on.

Below is a memorable scene with J.T. Walsh from the film OUTBREAK.

The Queens Library Event...

...just ended a few minutes ago and I was happy to participate in the event.

I wish to thank Taryn Drongowski for the chance to be a part of it.

I would also like to extend my thanks and congratulations to all those individuals (many) who were responsible for making the re-opening of the Queens branch a reality.

Monday, July 27, 2009

MARTY & DOUG Updates

My shooting days have been announced for MARTY & DOUG'S NEW RELIGION and they are August 30th and September 6th.

Like OVERCROWDED, this should be a fun project to work on. Looking forward to it.

Appearing In Staged Reading Tomorrow for The Astoria Performing Arts Center

My roommate and actor Alex Pappas passed this one on to me.

The Queens Library approached Taryn Drongowski, the Executive Director of The Astoria Performing Arts Center (where I did MEASURE FOR MEASURE and PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE) to be part of an event they are doing at the renovated branch on Steinway, about 5 minutes from my apartment in Astoria.

A seated reading of YOU CAN GET LOST BUT I CAN FIND by Natasha Abbensetts, one of their Playmaking plays, will take place and since Alex is unavailable to participate in the reading, he recommended that I do it and so I am.

I should mention that the Playmaking Series is one of a many programs offered by APAC for children between the ages of 8-13 who are residents of Queens.

It's tomorrow at 1pm. Should be a lot of fun...I get to play a teddy bear named Cuddles and I am happy to do APAC a favor.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

OVER COFFEE Shoot This Morning

In and out in three hours...

I had a great time working on OVER COFFEE this morning. A very smooth experience from the word go.

I'd like to thank director Sean Meehan for the chance to be a part of his film and for his efficiency, organization and overall great attitude on set...all traits of a great filmmaker.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

AS YOU LIKE IT Rehearsals

AYLI rehearsals last night and this afternoon were great fun. Things are really coming together nicely...scenes popping with energy and enthusiasm. I'm quite pleased with the way things are going, as is director Greg Cicchino.

Of course, we still have a long way to go.

OVER COFFEE Shoot Tomorrow

I'm looking forward to the OVER COFFEE shoot tomorrow.

My scene will be shot at an office in Chelsea, so I'm thankful that it's not going to be a difficult commute.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The great William Hutt in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

The name William Hutt may not be a familiar one to many, but make no mistake, he was one of the most distinguished actors ever to grace a stage. A Canadian actor of stage, television and film, Hutt's marvelous career spanned more than five decades and won him many accolades and awards. If you've ever seen a performance at Canada's Stratford Festival, you would have likely seen Mr. Hutt in action. It was there that he won great acclaim in many roles in everything from Lear, Prospero and James Tyronne in Eugene O'Neill's masterpeice LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT.

Here is a scene from the film version of that Stratford revival. It is an amazing performance.

Brian Dennehy in DEATH OF A SALESMAN

For over four decades, Brian Dennehy has been the epitome of the character actor. Excelling in both good guy and bad guy roles, Dennehy has never hit a wrong note.

In this scene below, the opening scene from his award winning performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN (along with the great Elizabeth Franz) you'll see what I'm talking about.


Back with AYLI rehearsals tonight, my first in about 10 days.

We'll be touching on all of my big Duke Senior scenes, which I have been running in my head over and over again.

Purchase Tickjets for AS YOU LIKE IT


AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare

Rosalind, the daughter of banished Duke Senior, is raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but before she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia, being Rosalind's best friend, goes with Rosalind (disguised as a boy, Ganymede) and Touchstone, the court's fool, to the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede.

Director: Gregory Cicchino
Managing Director: Rich Ferraioli
Producer: Richard Mazda
Costume Designer: Jeni Ahlfeld

With: Jason Basso, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Matt Cardenes, Timothy J. Cox, Griffin DuBois, Harrison Gibbons, Michael Henrici, Jonathan Hinman, Chris Kateff, Larissa Larper, Anthony Martinez, Claire Morrison, Amy Newhall, Daniel Smith and Louis Tullo

The performance dates for the show are as follows:

Thursday, August 20th - 8pm
Friday, August 21st - 8pm
Saturday, August 22nd - 8pm
Sunday, August 23rd - 8pm
Wednesday, August 26th - 8pm
Thursday, August 27th - 8pm
Friday, August 28th - 8pm
Saturday, August 29th - 3:30pm
Saturday, August 29th - 8pm
Wednesday, September 2nd - 8pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 8pm
Friday, September 4th - 8pm
Saturday, September 5th - 8pm

All performances are being held at:
44-02 23rd Street #104
Long Island City, NYC 11101

BOX OFFICE: 718 392 0722

Tickets may also be purchased by visiting

By Subway:

7 to 45th Rd/Courthouse or E,V & G to 23rd St/Ely. Close to N,W & R Trains at Queensboro Plaza

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

OVER COFFEE Meeting This Morning

This mornings' OVER COFFEE meeting was brief, but it was nice to meet up with Sean and the other members of the cast to meet and discuss last minute issues before this weekends' shoot.

As previously mentioned, I'll shooting on Sunday. Sean has secured an office building in Chelsea, so it will not be a terribly long commute for me. He expects to start early on Sunday, which is just fine with me.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

OVER COFFEE Readthrough Tomorrow

I will be meeting director Sean Meehan and the cast of OVER COFFEE tomorrow morning for a readthrough of the script and to go over any last minute details before this weekends' shoot.


Thanks to director Matt Porter for posting these stills from the comedy ARGYLE.

Monday, July 20, 2009

AS YOU LIKE IT- Lines Are Getting There

I have only one scene left to tackle and then I am completely off book for AS YOU LIKE IT.

We're getting to the end of the month and right around to the time when we're going to start putting the show together, so preparation is key, plus, when you have that book out of your hand, then and only then can you start having fun.

Back in rehearsal on Friday night.

OVER COFFEE Shoot On Sunday

On to my next project, OVER COFFEE...which I will be shooting on Sunday. In this comedy short, I will be playing obnoxious real estate mogul Hamilton Rice...great little supporting part.

Director Sean Meehan is hoping to have a little table read tomorrow night or Wednesday night, which might be a nice opportunity to meet my fellow actors before we go before the cameras on Sunday.

ARGYLE Shoot Today

Everything went smoothly as always on the ARGYLE shoot today. Another short scene with myself and Max Azulay. Max is great to work with, has great comedic instincts...lots of fun to play off of.

It has been a pleasure working on this project and again I wish to thank director Matt Porter and Max for the chance to be a small part of the project.

Matt did inform me that he expects the project to be finshed by October.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Iconic Olivier Scene from MARATHON MAN

Here is the iconic "Is it safe?" scene from the 1976 thriller MARATHON MAN with Dustin Hoffman and Sir Laurence Olivier.

ARGYLE on Monday

I will be heading back out to Hastings on Hudson on Monday morning to shoot my last scene as Principal Cox in ARGYLE.

The shoot shouldn't take long, as it is another short scene.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Possible ARGYLE Shoot On Monday

I will most likely be returning to the ARGYLE set on Monday to shoot my final scene as Principal Cox.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Players Club Of Swarthmore - 10 Years Later

After graduating from colleage in May of 1999, I wanted to get back on stage right I thumbed through my local Wilmington, Delaware newspaper and came across a posting for an open call audition at the Players Club of Swarthmore, a community theatre that I had never heard of, but was only 15 minutes from my home, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I went in, auditioned for a number of the directors and that was it. I think it was a week or two later that I heard from director Charles Hicks, who was casting the popular family/comedy I REMEMBER MAMA by John Van Druten.

Charles had seen my audition and wanted to cast me in the supporting role of the timid undertaker, Peter Thorkelson, which I gladly accepted (and loved playing)...and thus began my year or so association with the Players Club.

Of the three plays I did at the theatre, MAMA was the most enjoyable for me. Maybe it was because it was my first show after graduating, maybe it was because of the part, which I felt fit me like a glove. Mr. Thorkelson had three small scenes...they were perfect scenes...all very sweet and tender and I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful actress named Denise Britt Orsini, who played my fiance Trina.

Denise and I clicked right away and every time we went on stage, our scenes just got better and better.

After MAMA, I appeared in a dramatic role for director Dennis Bloh in the Bruce Graham political comedy/drama BELMONT AVENUE SOCIAL CLUB, a play and role (that of the malevolent Doug Reardon) that I'd love a crack at again.

It was on that show, that I met director Bob Bartle. Bob and I became friends and he later cast me as Grumio in his production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at the Wilmington Drama League. I still hear from Bob from time to time, but sadly, he is no longer involved in the theater.

Another name I want to mention is that of George Spillane, the first actor I ever met who made acting look so darn the way Spencer Tracy made it look. George even bore a resemblance to Mr. Tracy...coincidence?

Working with George was an eye opening experience for me. I shared the bulk of my scenes in that play with him and I learned that when you work with an actor like George (and actors like him are rare) you become a student...and you just shut up, jump on for the ride and trust the heck out of the guy at the wheel, which I did.

I learned about the art of listening and of reacting from George. What focus! What concentration! I could go on and on about this guy...

I'll say one last thing about George. In the play, he played a kind of father figure to me, a mentor of sorts and as an actor at the time who felt a little in over his head (I was), George was a very calming influence on me and I thank him for his wisdom, experience and talent. I regret that I may never have the chance to work with him again.

My last appearance on the PCS stage was as the title character in J.M. Synge's classic THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD for director George Mulford. It is a play that I loved working on, especially since it gave me a chance to work with the great Caren Hefner-Pauling, whom I had met during the run of MAMA (she was great as Katrin), but looking back, I didn't think I was ideal for the role of the Christy Mahon. I've said in the past that I felt that I was miscast in the role when you know, maybe I wasn't a good actor yet?

Who knows?

Like BELMONT, it was a learning experience and I learned quite a bit from it.

Actors fall on their faces...we need to...that's how we learn. I've fallen on my face many times since coming to NYC...and I intend to fall at least a million times more in the coming years. The important thing is to pull yourself up, dust yourself off and try, try again. That's part of the fun...why I still do it.

The Players Club is still going in its 99th season and showing no signs of slowing down.

I wish my old colleagues at the Club well and tip my hat to their new crop of talent.

For information on the Players Club, please visit


We went through a number of the early scenes in the play last night, even putting them on their feet, which was great.

I am already very happy with the direction I'm taking Duke Frederick in. As I was going through each scene, an image of Michael Corleone kept popping into my head, that cold, calculating stare of his. Family is very big to the Duke, same as with Michael. Perhaps he feels betrayed by his daughter Celia...feels that she has taken sides against the family...since she has clearly sided with Rosalind and not with her father.

Those are fun stakes to play.

I have about 10 days off from rehearsal, but no rest for me as I intend to get fully off book for the entire play by the time I return to rehearsals on the 24th.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SAND Rep's Latest Project: circus: pas de deux

Here is the latest from the new theatre company SANDRep:

circus: pas de deux is a short two-act drama exploring relationships through the scope of raw human nature. It tells the story of ELOISE ANN REDLER and ETHAN FRANCES in two parts. The first act takes place as the two, now great friends, prepare for a night on the town. Throughout their preparation the audience is taught the history of their relationship in a series of flashbacks. when ready, the two board an elevator which collapses, trapping them indefinitely and ending our first act. The second act examines the couples relationship 48 hours later. Though the frame is built in the tradition of a standard drama, it will be incorporated with experimental elements of music and dance.

circus: pas de deux will be performed on august 19, 20, and 21 at 7pm in The Basement, a 200-seat theatre, sister to the Broadway Baby Bistro, at 318 west 53rd street. The production is to be directed by Ryan Beikert (Rep Director), assistant directed by Meg Mark (Asst. Artistic Director of SANDRep) and will feature original music for acoustic electric bass, drums, and prepared piano by composer Matt Smith (Rep Musician.) The piece will star Chris Ferro (Rep Actor) and SANDRep co-Producing Artistic Director Ashley Straw.

Congrats to Ashley and the SANDRep crew on the new show. I'll try to post more information for this show, especially a press release, when I receive it.

Stay tuned.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Great Ned Beatty Scene from NETWORK

Ned Beatty, one of the great character players of all time, delivered one hell of a performance in this scene with Peter Finch in the 1976 classic NETWORK.

In this scene, Beatty's corporate bigwig Arthur Jensen tells Finch's mad prophet/newcaster Howard Beale how the the world really works.

Film Project BOOTY CALL Possibly In The Works

This weekend, I received an email from Aaron Fisher, who served as the Director of Photography on Becca Roth's film from last year, YEAH, LOVE, where I played the goofy Dad.

Now Aaron is jumping behind the camera himself and has a script, tentatively titled BOOTY CALL, a short about Adam, a young man, grounded by his father, who tries to sneak out of his house to meet up with a young lady.

Another Dad role for me, which is fine...this one could be a lot of fun to play.

My schedule is really crazy this month, but Aaron's going to try and make it happen with me in the role.

Stay tuned.


I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Emily King Brown (wife of my ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and SPRING JUICE colleague, Thom Brown III) on a job wonderfully done in The Boomerang Theatre's Company's production of Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, a comedy about two sets of estranged twins who come face to face to face to face in the bustling port of Ephesus, Greece. Wives mistake their brothers-in-law for their husbands, masters confuse their servants, and kitchen wenches go wild in a whirlwind of switcheroos and witty wordplay - with a bit of love thrown in.

For more information on the Boomerang Theatre Company, please visit

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today's Rehearsal

Today's rehearsal, which was totally dedicated to analyzing the text, featured exercises doing just that, including the "dropping in", that I mentioned in an earlier post. It was daunting at first because it is different than what I am used to, but overall, the process was very informative and helpful. Yet another tool in helping us actors shape and mold their performance. Nothing wrong with that.

Back on Tuesday night to work on my first couple of scenes as Duke Frederick.

Friday, July 10, 2009

AS YOU LIKE Synopsis

For those of who read this (my parents, Matt Dole and actor/playwright Nick Leshi), just in case you do not know, below is a synopsis to AS YOU LIKE IT.

Rosalind, the daughter of banished Duke Senior, is raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but before she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia, being Rosalind's best friend, goes with Rosalind (disguised as a boy, Ganymede) and Touchstone, the court's fool, to the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Lines, Lines, Lines...and "Dropping In"

I'm off to a good start as far as lines for AS YOU LIKE IT. I have three scenes down so far. They're not 100 percent solid as of yet, but they will be by tomorrow and certainly by Saturdays' rehearsal.

Saturdays' rehearsal will feature a number of exercises to help explore the text of the play. One of those exercises is known as "dropping in" (an exercise I am unfamiliar with). Each member of the cast will take a memorized monologue from their character and while exploring the text, the exercise is to "drop in" a breath and to sigh out how the character feels right then and there. According to Greg and to famed acting teacher Kristin Linklater (the originator of this exercise) it helps the actor to contact their breath and feelings and to express that moment directly and effortlessly on a sigh.

While this exercise is foreign to me (as I mentioned in an embarassed (on my part) phone conversation with Greg today), I look forward to giving it a shot.

ARGYLE Shoot This Morning

This mornings' ARGYLE shoot on Long Island went wonderfully. I had a great time jumping into the goofy shoes of Principal Cox.

Working with Max Azulay, who plays the lead in the story (Max is also one of the writers of the project), Max, who is just starting out as a brand new teacher at Argyle. My character of Principal Cox is very friendly towards Max...too uncomfortably friendly.

Director Matt Porter kept things moving nicely. While we did between 20-25 takes, each take was more interesting...more ridiculous than the last. Matt created a fun environment to work in, allowing Max and I to dabble in a little bit of improvisation. It only added to the fun.

All in all, I was done in about 90 minutes.

I still have one more scene to shoot, which will likely take place in the next week or so. I can't wait, as I am having a lot of fun being a part of the project.

AS YOU LIKE IT Is Off and Running

Last evenings' read of AS YOU LIKE IT went very well. The cast is a diverse group of talented individuals.

Back with rehearsal on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

AS YOU LIKE IT Readthrough Tonight

Tonight, as it turns out, will be the first readthrough for AS YOU LIKE I won't feel as far behind.

I've been reading and re-reading the play a number of times now and love it with every read. The characters are so lively and lovely.

The Dukes are indeed fun roles. I shall relish playing both of them.

The best way I can describe the characters is that Duke Frederick is Edward G. Robinson and Duke Senior is Spencer Tracy.

One is all bad and the other is all good.

Cast and Crew List for AS YOU LIKE IT

Orlando: Anthony Martinez
Adam: Jason Basso
Oliver: Michael Henrici
Dennis/Forrester/Jacque the Son: Matt Cardenes
Le Beu/Amiens: Louis Tullo
Celia: Melisa Breiner-Sanders
Rosalind: Claire Morrison
Touchstone: Daniel Smith
Charlies/William: Jonathan Hinman
Duke Senior / Duke Frederick: Timothy J. Cox
Silvius: Griffin DuBois
Corin: Harrison Gibbons
Jacques: Chris Kateff
Audrey: Amy Newhall
Phebe: Larissa Larper

Director: Greg Cicchino
Managing Director: Rich Ferraioli
Producer: Richard Mazda
Costume Designer: Jeni Ahlfeld


Michael and Michael Have Issues, the comedy pilot I worked on last year, is set to premiere on Comedy Central on July 15th at 10:30PM.

In the video link below, you'll be able to catch a quick glimpse of me, about 30 seconds in, as a writer on the show.

For more information on the show, please visit

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

ARGYLE Shoot On Thursday

I'll be shooting a scene as Principal Cox on Thursday morning at a school on Long Island.


I heard from director Matt Porter about ARGYLE and I may be shooting my scenes as Principal Cox as early as Thursday or Friday.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Cast As The Dukes In The Secret Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT

My audition must have gone really well, as about 10 minutes ago, I received an offer to play Duke Senior and Duke Frederick in The Secret Theatre's upcoming production of AS YOU LIKE IT, which is to be directed by Greg Cicchino.

I am very excited to jump into rehearsals for the show, which I will be doing on Tuesday night. The theatre is only a short ride on the subway from my home, so that is a nice little bonus.

The performance dates for the show are as follows:

Thursday, August 20th - 8pm
Friday, August 21st - 8pm
Saturday, August 22nd - 8pm
Sunday, August 23rd - 8pm
Wednesday, August 26th - 8pm
Thursday, August 27th - 8pm
Friday, August 28th - 8pm
Saturday, August 29th - 3:30pm
Saturday, August 29th - 8pm
Wednesday, September 2nd - 8pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 8pm
Friday, September 4th - 8pm
Saturday, September 5th - 8pm

For more information, please visit


I just received word that I have been cast as Principal Cox in the comedy pilot ARGYLE for Polivision Productions and producer/director Matt Porter, who I am looking forward to working with again.

Principal Cox appears in only two scenes, but is another one of those great supporting roles that I can have a lot of fun with.

Shooting schedule to be announced soon. I expect my scenes to be knocked out in one or two days.

Behind the Rabbit Shoot on July 11th

I'm looking forward to the BTR promo shoot on Saturday, the 11th.

I'm especially looking forward to it as I'll have a chance to work with Brianna Leigh Hansen, another 13th Street rep alum and my co-star in Tom O'Neil's A SOLDIER'S DEATH.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

AS YOU LIKE IT Audition On Monday Evening

I have snagged an audition for The Queens Players upcoming production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT.

If cast, this would be the second time I've worked on the show. More than 10 years ago, I played the role of LeBeau in a summer production in Ohio.

For this production, I will be reading for both Duke Senior (banished duke) and Duke Frederick (the one who does the banishing). Great supporting roles.

If cast, I'd likely be jumping into rehearsals right away.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

James Garner Quote

I'm a Spencer Tracy-type actor. His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your marks and tell the truth. Most every actor tries to make it something it isn't [or] looks for the easy way out. I don't think acting is that difficult if you can put yourself aside and do what the writer wrote.

James Garner

Oscar Winning Character Actor Karl Malden Dies At 97

Karl Malden was one of those actors who could do no wrong. No matter the size and shape of a role, the actor who died of natural causes yesterday at the age of 97, always delivered the goods.

Eva Marie Saint, his co-star in "On the Waterfront", said it best; "When you worked with him, he was the character. He was the consummate actor and he loved acting. He was dear and smart. Whatever he did he enjoyed life."