LAUREN KENNEDY Ms Kennedy most recently starred as Mary in VANITIES at Second Stage reprising the role she originated at the Pasadena Playhouse. Prior, she starred as the Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT on Broadway and played opposite Val Kilmer in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. She made her U.K. debut as Nellie Forbush in SOUTH PACIFIC at the Royal National Theatre. Her other Broadway appearances include Fantine in LES MISERABLES, Daisy Hilton in SIDE SHOW and the original cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD.
SALLY MAYES BROADWAY: WELCOME TO THE CLUB (Theatre World and Outer Critics circle nomination), SHE LOVES ME (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), URBAN COWBOY (Drama Desk nomination), STEEL MAGNOLIAS. OFF-BROADWAY: CLOSER THAN EVER (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and DAS BARBECUE, PETE N'KEELY (Drama Desk nomination), PLAY IT COOL. NATIONAL TOUR: DIRTY BLONDE. FILM/TELEVISION: CITY HALL, BYE BYE BIRDIE, LAW AND ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, SEX AND THE CITY, and THE JOB.
TERI RALSTON Teri Ralston recently moved back to New York. Since her return, she did a workshop with director, Michael Blakemore, NATURAL WOMAN, HATS, UNBEATABLE, BAJOUR, at the York, and MARCIE IN THE GALAXY, with Transport group, and released her first solo CD, “I’ve Gotta Get Back to New York.” Her first show in New York was YOUR OWN THING, followed immediately by the original JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL...and the original productions of COMPANY and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. She has directed or performed in 8 additional works of Sondheim. Other original productions include BAKERS WIFE, HOME AGAIN,HOME AGAIN (by Cy Coleman), QUILTERS, PRELUDE TO A KISS, and HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM. She has done many guest starring roles on television and has worked extensively in theatre in California, as a performer and director.
GINA STEWART An actor/musician, Gina has performed in regional theatre and on stages from CBGB’s to the Grand Ole Opry, collaborating with Carlene Carter, Don Dixon, and REM. Her stage credits include the Broadway touring production of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and SEARCH FOR SIGNS. Regional roles include “Raney” in Clyde Edgerton’s RANEY and Maybelle Carter in WILDWOOD FLOWERS. Film/TV credits include “Dawson’s Creek" and “Walker, Texas Ranger.” She would especially like to thank Brenda and Bo Thorp.
LIZA VANN From early days at La Mama, Liza’s favorite New York credits include Sybil in Teasers, Mary Shelley in THE FRANKENSTEIN AFFAIR and her much acclaimed portrayal of Marietta Corsini in Richard Vetere's MACHIAVELLI. A recipient of the Clarence Ross Fellowship from the American Theatre Wing, she has performed extensively in regional theatre, most recently as Nicky in THE SMELL OF THE KILL, Edna in LYING IN STATE, and Myrtle Brown in MORNING'S AT SEVEN, and has crisscrossed the U.S. and Canada with her award winning one-woman show, THE TOP OF THE BOTTOM HALF. And now, a Good Ol' Girl. (www.lizavann.com)
MIMI BESSETTE (Understudy) New York audiences last saw Mimi in the Broadway workshop of A Christmas StoRY with Beau Bridges. Other credits include: Broadway: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Dawn). Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Smoke on the Mountain (Denise). National Tours: Parade, Big River, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Angel) and Keep on the Sunny Side (Maybelle Carter). Regional: Hank Williams Lost Highway (Mama Lilly and The Waitress), Always... Patsy Cline (Patsy), Woody Guthrie's American Song (Young Woman) and Cowgirls (Lee). Mimi sang with Bruce Springsteen as part of Woody Guthrie's Induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is the producer and singer on her album Lullibies of Broadway — nominated for Best Childen's Album: New York Music Awards. (www.mimibessette.com)