If you're reading this, chances are, you are already a supporter of the arts. If you are able to make a donation now, amazing! If not, we get it. We thank you for the support you've shown and will, no doubt, show again. Learn more about Keeping Live Theatre Alive here. Thanks to Dan Lauria, Michael D. Jones,, Jeremy Fletcher & Sam McMurray.
Sam McMurray is known for his many notable film appearances including: Raising Arizona, L.A. Story, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Stone Cold, Mod Squad and Dear God, and televisions roles on The Tracey Ullman Show, Likely Suspects, A League of their Own, Matt Waters, Medicine Ball, Stand by your Man, Dinosaurs, and Cristela and recurring appearances on King of Queens, Scandal, Friends, The Fosters, Freaks and Geeks, and Breaking Bad. On stage: Translations, A Soldier’s Play, Savage in Limbo, The Taking of Miss Janie, Kid Purple, Comedians, and Gray Spades. He is a long time member of Ensemble Studio Theater and a veteran of many summers at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights conference and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.
Widely recognized for his work as a character actor, Tony Shalhoub has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, six Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Tewfiq Zakaria in The Band's Visit. His television work includes Antonio Scarpacci in NBC sitcom Wings and detective Adrian Monk in the USA TV series Monk. Shalhoub currently plays Abe Weissman, the father of the title character on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which he just received an Emmy Nomination. His successful film career includes roles in films such as Barton Fink, Galaxy Quest, as well as the Men in Black, Spy Kids, Cars, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises.
A veteran of stage, film and television, Jodi made her Broadway debut at age 7 in Nowhere To Go But Up directed by Sidney Lumet, the first of five Broadway shows she would go on to appear in as an adult: Loose Ends with Kevin Kline, The Bacchae with Irene Papas, Stephen Sondheim’s Getting Away with Murder and the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song, in a performance for which she won an Ovation Award at The Mark Taper in Los Angeles. Films include: The Tale with Laura Dern, Beginners with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, Mike Newell's Sour Sweet, Striking Distance, Rollover and The Hot Chick.
Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips’ breakthrough came when he starred as Ritchie Valens in the biographical drama film La Bamba (1987). For the Academy Award-nominated Stand and Deliver (1988), Phillips was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won an Independent Spirit Award. He made his Broadway debut with the 1996 revival of The King and I, earning a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of King Mongkut of Siam. His theatre credits include Hamlet; Dr. Faustus; The Lady’s Not for Burning at Stagewest, and Tony Kushner’s adaption of Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan at La Jolla Playhouse. Phillips’ other notable films include Young Guns, Young Guns II, Courage Under Fire, The Big Hit, Brokedown Palace, Che, and The 33. He played Henry Standing Bear in the series Longmire, and wrote the screenplay for the feature film Ambition, and co-wrote and directed the HBO film Dangerous Touch.
Tony Todd is an actor, film producer, and voice-over actor, best known for portraying Sergeant Warren in "Platoon" (1986), Kurn in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1990–1991) and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1996), Ben in "Night of the Living Dead" (1990), the titular character in the "Candyman" horror franchise (1992–2021), William Bludworth in the "Final Destination" franchise (2000–2011), Dan in "The Man from Earth" (2007), and as the voice of The Fallen in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009).
Judith Light made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House. Although, her breakthrough role was in the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live, where she played the role of Karen Wolek, which won her two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She later starred as Angela Bower in the long-running ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?, and has starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty, Transparent, Dallas and many more television sitcoms, dramas and films. Judith received her first nomination for a Tony Award in 2011, for her performance in the original Broadway play Lombardi. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties.
We all have an important role to play in supporting the theaters and artists whose livelihoods have been imperiled by the shuttering of theaters during the Covid crisis. Seven Devils is grateful to Dan Lauria, Michael D. Jones, Jeremy Fletcher and all the tremendously talented artists who contributed their time and talent to this project aimed at Keeping Live Theatre Alive! We look forward to gathering in the theater soon to celebrate, laugh, cry, love and imagine together again!
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