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A versatile American actress of television, film and stage, Kim has most recently become an author of Bluegoddess Love Poems: A Journey to Self Awakening. On stage, Kim was most recently seen in I'm Sorry by Amy Fox and as Sheila Whirley, the hard hitting DA, in the controversial play Ferguson at Urban Stages in NYC. She is well known and well loved for her portrayal of Zora in Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun a documentary for PBS. Soap fans of Guiding Light have enjoyed her for several years as Dr. Felicia Boudreau and she also recurred on One Life to Live and on All My Children.
John Larroquette is best known for his starring roles in the NBC drama series "Baa Baa Black Sheep," the NBC sitcom "Night Court" (for which he received four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series), the NBC sitcom "The John Larroquette Show," the ABC legal comedy-drama series "Boston Legal" (2007–2008), and the TNT fantasy adventure series, "The Librarians." John made his film debut by providing the opening narration of the horror film "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," followed by roles in "Stripes," "Meatballs Part II," "Richie Rich," and the Hallmark Channel mystery television film series "McBride.
Barbara Niven is an actor, writer and producer, best known for her performances in Hallmark Hall of Fame and Lifetime movies (including "Stranger in My Bed," "The Perfect Neighbor," "Double Cross," "Murder in My House," "The Rival," "A Valentine Carol," "Black Widow," "Heat Wave," "My Mother's Secret," "Home Invasion," "The Wife He Met Online," "Fame's Promise," "Wedding Daze," and "Back to You and Me"). TV credits include "Pensacola: Wings of Gold," "Cedar Cove," and "Chesapeake Shores" with Treat Williams and Diane Ladd. She is also known for her roles on the soap operas "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "One Life to Live" as well as guest roles in "ER," "Cold Case," "Las Vegas," "NCIS," "Charmed," "Eli Stone," and "Parks and Recreation." On HBO she played Marilyn Monroe in the "The Rat Pack" and has appeared in films such as "Under Lock and Key," "Forest Warrior," "Foxfire," "Breast Men," "Chasing Ghosts," "Redline," "Summer's Blood," and "A Perfect Ending." She is also a motivational speaker, media trainer, and animal rights activist and spokesperson, as a National Ambassador for American Humane.
Hensley's stage career began with On the Town, The Most Happy Fella, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, In 1998, he was cast as Jud Fry for London's National Theatre Production of Oklahoma! then continued to play the role when the show transferred to the West End and then to Broadway, where he won a Tony, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Hensley also starred on Broadway in Young Frankenstein as the Monster and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. In 2011 he portrayed American Yiddish theatre great Boris Thomashefsky in The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater that later aired on the PBS series "Great Performances."
Charles Shaughnessy became widely known for playing Shane Donovan on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. His character’s romance with Patsy Pease’s character made the duo into a soap supercouple. Shaughnessy is also well known for his portrayal of Maxwell Sheffield opposite Fran Drescher on The Nanny. He and Drescher resumed acting together in Drescher's next sitcom, Living with Fran, as a guest on her limited-run daytime show, The Fran Drescher Show, and again in Happily Divorced. Shaughnessy is the voice of Dennis the Goldfish on the Disney Channel cartoon series Stanley for which won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. His stage appearances include the Broadway musical Urinetown, Orson’s Shadow at Pasadena Playhouse, and double dipping as Arthur in both Cam- (and Spam-) alot!” Laguna Playhouse audiences will recognize him for his work as “He” opposite Rita Rudner in the new comedy Act 3.
Ray Abruzzo is best known for his role as Little Carmine Lupertazzi in The Sopranos. You might also remember Ray from Dynasty, The Practice and Night Court, among many other appearances. He was seen on the stage of the Pasadena Playhouse in the play, Mauritius, by Theresa Rebeck, and also played the title role in Lombardi. Abruzzo starred in the longest single shot movie in American film history, Somebody Marry Me, written and directed by John Asher.
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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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