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Christine Ebersole won her first Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance of Dorothy Brock Broadway revival of 42nd Street. Ebersole won her second Tony for the dual roles of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale ("Big Edie") and Edith Bouvier Beale ("Little Edie") in Grey Gardens, a musical based upon the film of the same name. Additional Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century, the 1979 revival of Oklahoma! (as Ado Annie), the 1980 revival of Camelot, revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Steel Magnolias, Blithe Spirit and the new musical War Paint. Her television credits include 1993 television movie adaptation of Gypsy starring Bette Midler, and in the 2000 ABC-TV movie Mary and Rhoda starring Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper, Carol Walsh on Sullivan & Son, Retired at 35, and Royal Pains. Film fans will recognize her from movies such as Tootsie, Amadeus, Three Men and a Baby, Mac and Me, My Girl 2, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, and My Favorite Martian.
Reno Wilson is perhaps best known as Officer Carl McMillan on Mike and Molly. He made his television debut as Theo’s best friend Howard, on The Cosby Show, and has since starred and guest-starred in dozens of television series, including Heist, Blind Justice and the critically acclaimed Showtime series, The Hoop Life. Wilson just wrapped Grandaddy Day Care for Universal and can be seen as a regular on the NBC series Good Girls. Current films include Bolden, in which he plays legendary jazz icon Louis Armstrong, and in the upcoming Headshop. Wilson is also an accomplished voice-over artist who, most notably, gave voice to multiple characters in the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight.
Ed O’Neill’s starring role as the patriarch on Modern Family has garnered him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, O'Neill attended Ohio University in Athens, OH, and Youngstown State University. Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was cut in training camp and worked as a social studies teacher before becoming an actor. He has appeared in a number of movies, including The Bone Collector, Little Giants, Dutch, Wayne's World, Finding Dory, Sun Dogs, and several films for Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet including The Spanish Prisoner, Spartan and the indie film Redbelt. His television credits include the long-running sitcom Married with Children, Dragnet, The West Wing, Big Apple and John from Cincinnati. O'Neill also had stints on Broadway, starring in the productions Lakeboat and Keep Your Pantheon.
Steve Harris is known for his work as Eugene Young on the legal drama The Practice, for which he was nominated twice for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and six times for an NAACP Image Award, winning in 2004. For his role as Charles McCarter in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, he was nominated for a Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Harris is also known as Detective Ethan Bennett on The Batman, James Johnson on Heist, Virgil Merriweather on Friday Night Lights, and Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman on the NBC drama Awake and most recently as Brian Rochester on Chicago PD. Harris has been in multiple films including The Mod Squad, Minority Report, Regina King's directorial debut Let The Church Say Amen which was adapted from ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 2005 best selling novel, and Burning Sands on Netflix.
Joe Spano is an Emmy Award-winning actor currently in his 16th season as Tobias Fornell on the series “NCIS.” Joe starred for 7 years as Lt. Henry Goldblume on “Hill Street Blues.” He also starred in the series “Mercy Point,” “Amazing Grace,” “Murder One” and “NYPD Blue.” Joe has starred in 20 films made for television, guest-starred on 38 television shows and played opposite Jane Curtin in a comedy pilot for Fox. He has appeared in 30 feature films, including “Hart’s War,” “Primal Fear,” “Apollo 13,” “American Graffiti,” “Hollywoodland,” “Fracture” and “Frost/Nixon.” New York stage credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Arthur Miller’s The Price (Tony nominated for Best Revival). West Coast credits include multiple roles over ten seasons with Berkeley Rep, of which he is a founding member; American Buffalo, (L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award); School for Scandal, Speed the Plow and A Chorus of Disapproval for South Coast Rep; and Bill Cain’s Equivocation at the Geffen. At Rubicon, where he is a company member, Joe has appeared in Ancestral Voices, Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, Sylvia, Waiting for Godot, R. Buckminster Fuller: The History…and MYSTERY of the Universe (Ovation Award), Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cormac McCarthy’s Sunset Limited and, most recently, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Robert Wuhl is an American actor, comedian and writer known for his work in the 1989 version of Batman, Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam and the HBO series Arliss. He also hosted a sports, sports business and entertainment daily talk radio show for Westwood One (now Dial Global) and occasionally fills in for Boomer Esiason on the Boomer and Carton show. He played a judge on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and Herb Tucker in a revival of Neil Simon's 1979 play I Ought to Be in Pictures. In 2015, Wuhl portrayed himself on American Dad!, in the episode "Manhattan Magical Murder Mystery Tour". He then returned in 2017 to play himself again in the episode "The Talented Mr. Dingleberry". In 2019, he returned in the episode "One-Woman Swole" portraying himself as a judge in a bodybuilding contest.
McCormack began her career as a child actress. She is perhaps best known for her performance as Rhoda Penmark in Maxwell Anderson's 1956 psychological drama The Bad Seed. She received critical acclaim for the role on Broadway and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mervyn LeRoy's film adaptation. Her acting career has continued with both starring and supporting roles in film and television, including Helen Keller in the original Playhouse 90 production of The Miracle Worker, Jeffrey Tambor's wife Anne Brookes on the ABC sitcom The Ropers, and as Pat Nixon in Frost/Nixon (2008).
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