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John Scherer 
Bertie Wooster
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John Scherer

Training: He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Theatre: John comes to By Jeeves directly from the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard when he had the opportunity to play Joe Gillis opposite Betty Buckley. Earlier this year he appeared in Cole Porter’s You Never Know at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his performance in On the Town at the Arena Stage in Washington. He won critical acclaim in the world premiere of Riverview at the Goodman Theatre, directed by Robert Falls. Off-Broadway he has appeared in Olympus on My Mind, Dames at Sea, and Preppies. Other New York credits include New York City Opera’s Cinderella, City Center’s Out of this World, and the workshop of Busker Alley with Tommy Tune. Some of his regional credits include Stand-Up Tragedy (Cincinnati Playhouse), The Dining Room (Studio Arena), Hay Fever (St. Louis Rep.), They Shoot Horses Don’t They? (Denver Center), and Room Service (Pittsburgh Public). He toured nationally in Cats and 42nd Street.


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Richard Kline 
Jeeves
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Richard Kline

Theatre: Jeeves made his acting debut with The Lincoln Center Repertory Company. For Joseph Papp, he appeared in Troilus and Cressida at the New York Shakespeare Festival. His regional roles include Love’s Labour’s Lost and Henry V at The Folger Theatre, How I Got That Story at The Kennedy Center, and the Canadian tour of Jake’s Women. His musical roles include Do I Hear a Waltz? I Do! I Do!, and City of Angels. Known to millions of TV viewers as Larry on Three’s Company, his favorite guest roles have been NYPD Blue, St Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, Maude and Mary Tyler Moore. Richard will be doing his one-man show, Boy-chik, written by New Haven writer Richard Krevolin, at New York’s Theatre Four in early January.

*Richard would like to dedicate this performance to his mother, Leah, whose courage is a testament to the human spirit.


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Malcolm Sinclair 
Jeeves
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Malcolm Sinclair

Training: Malcolm trained at Hull University and the Bristol Old Vic.

Theatre: Repertory Theatre, Bristol, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leicester, York, Nottingham. London Theatre: London Cuckolds, Facades, Genet’s Splendids (Lyric Hammersmith); The Case of Rebellious Susan, Dark River (The Orange Tree); Schnitzler’s Anatol (The Gate); Richard III, Racing Demon, The Misanthrope (National Theatre).

Film: God On The Rocks, Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Shine (to be released this year).

Television: Rumpole, After Henry, Poirot, Hancock (John Le Mesurier). Big Battalions, The Scarlet and the Black, Pie In The Sky (3 series), Writing On The Wall (to be shown this summer).

Music: Narrator for Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa performed at the Carnegie Hall, New York and the Boston Symphony Hall, Boston); Schoenberg’s A Survivor in Warsaw (conducted by Mariss Jansons performed at the Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, and Royal Festival Hall, London with the London Philharmonic).


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Donna Lynne Champlin 
Honoria Glossop
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Donna Lynne Champlin

Training: Graduated with high honors from Carnegie Mellon University and studied Shakespeare and Chekhov on scholarship at Oxford University.

Theatre: Recently appeared as Cordelia in Battle Cry of Freedom here at Goodspeed-at-Chester/The Norma Terris Theatre and is “absolutely, utterly bonkers” about returning for By Jeeves. After graduating, Donna Lynn made her NYC debut at Carnegie Hall as May in Very Warm for May (John McGlinn conducting). As a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a Princess Grace Foundation Grant recipient, she was very proud to be a soloist in a White House presentation at the Kennedy Center, and to receive a Medal of Honor from the President. Favorite regional roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Viola in Twelfth Night, Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, and Fanny Squeers in Nicholas Nickleby.

*Donna Lynne thanks her family and friends for their unending love and support. TYMFG.


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Randy Redd 
Bingo Little
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Randy Redd

Theatre/film/television credits: Appeared in the off-Broadway Atlantic City, and North Carolina productions of Smoke on the Mountain, the premiere of Buffalo Gals, Forever Plaid, One Man Band with James Lecesne (Coconut Grove Playhouse), Pump Boys and Dinettes, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern…, Tom Sawyer, The Miser, Landscape of the Body, The Shadow Box, The Music Man, and on television in the Wright Verdicts. His musical direction credits include Eden (Premiere: Eudora Welly New Play Series) and collaboration on numerous cabaret revues including benefit performances for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hearts and Voices. His original musical scores include Hold, a film by Peter Phillips recently screened at The American Living Room Festival (NYC). Most recently Randy starred as Sugar Mecklin in the premiere of Mississippi Sugar, his first play, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.


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Kevin Ligon 
Gussie Fink-Nottle
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Kevin Ligon

Theatre: He has appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden and off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway and The Chosen. Kevin played Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. He can be heard as Mandy and The Phantom on the recording “Forbidden Broadway Vol. II.” His other credits include A Grand Night for Singing (tour), Stardust (Kennedy Center), Forbidden Broadway (Chicago and touring companies, Joseph Jefferson Award), Grease (tour), A Little Night Music (Pioneer Theatre Company), Mack and Mabel (Paper Mill Playhouse), Hello, Dolly! (with Carol Channing), and more than 20 shows at Casa Manana Theatre. He has been a featured soloist with Minnesota Orchestra and the Houston Symphony. He recently appeared in a workshop of Michael John LaChiusa’s new work Marie Christine, directed by Graciela Daniele.

Awards: Kevin received the Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the national company of Guys and Dolls, directed by Jerry Zaks.


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Merwin Goldsmith 
Sir Watkyn Bassett
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Merwin Goldsmith

Training: Merwin trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the Liverpool Playhouse.

Theatre/film credits: Merwin has appeared on Broadway in Ain’t Broadway Grand, Grand Hotel, Me & My Girl, Slab Boys, The 1940s Radio Hour, Dirty Linen, Rex, The Visit, Chemin de Fer, Trelawny of the Wells, Minnie’s Boys, and Leda Had a Little Swan, and off-Broadway in After-Play. He has appeared in the New York productions of Beau Jest, La Boheme, Yours, Anne, Chinchilla, Big Apple Messenger, The Naked Hamlet, Rubbers & Yanks, Wanted (Variety critic poll nominee), and The Greshwin Celebration at BAM. He has had film roles in Quiz Show, It Could Happen to You, Cadillac Man, Lily in Love, Lovesick, So Fine, Making Mr. Right, Broadwalk, Trading Places, Shamus and Hercules in New York. He starred in the ABC series The Goodbye Girls, as well as the Kennedy miniseries, Love, Sidney, Sessions, Law & Order, The Equalizer, and most New York-based soap operas.

Merwin is married to esteemed Fashion Consultant, Barbara Parry.


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Nancy Anderson 
Madeline Bassett
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Nancy Anderson

Training: A native of Boston, Nancy studied at New England Conservatory and Tufts University and spent summers at The College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA.

Theatre: Gratefully returns to Goodspeed this year after spending the spring playing Johanna in Sweeney Todd on the main stage. She recently appeared at the Pioneer Theatre (Salt Lake City) as Martha in The Secret Garden and as Goldilocks in the Theatreworks/USA production of Goldilocks.

Workshop/programs: She also enjoys performing many new works for the BMI Composers Workshop and the NYU graduated Composers and Lyricists Program.

Nancy currently lives in NYC where she practices her banjo every chance she gets!


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Emily Loesser 
Stiffy Bing
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Emily Loesser

Theatre: Emily is pleased to return to Goodspeed, having played Joan in Strike Up The Band on the main stage last winter. Her New York credits include Katie in Swingtime Canteen, Yiddle in Yiddle with a Fiddle, Liesl in the New York City Opera production of The Sound of Music, starring Debbie Boone, and Mirele in The Witch for The Jewish Repertory Theatre, which earned her an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination as outstanding newcomer. She made her off-Broadway debut opposite her mother, Jo Sullivan, in the musical revue Together Again for the First Time. Emily’s favorite regional roles include Sandra in A Thousand Clowns (American Stage Company), Della in The Gift of the Magi (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz opposite Phyllis Diller (St Louis MUNY Opera), and Carol in Oleanna (Barter Theatre).

Recording: Emily can be heard on the recordings “Lost in Boston” and “Unsung Irving Berlin” (Varese Sarabande Records) and the London recording of “Guys and Dolls” (That’s Entertainment Records).


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Ian Knauer 
Harold “Stinker” Pinker
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Ian Knauer

Training: He received his B.F.A. from the University of Michigan.

Theatre: Ian made his Broadway debut this year dancing with Donna McKechnie in State Fair. His tours include the first national tour of The Will Rogers Follies with both Larry Gatlin and Mac Davis, the European and national tours of 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Gideon). His regional credits include A Chorus Line (Bobby), Jesus Christ Superstar (John), The Pirates of Penzance (Federic), and Sheldon Harnick’s Dragons (Lancelot).

Workshop: Ian recently completed the workshop of Kander and Ebb’s Steel Pier, which will open on Broadway in April 1997.

Thanks and love to family and Keith.


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Jonathan Stewart 
Cyrus Budge III (Jnr)
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Jonathan Stewart

Training: He holds an MFA in acting from A.C.T San Francisco.

Theatre: Jonathan has appeared in the New York production of Dirty Talk by Joe Pintauro (Kenneth, Positive Image Theatre Co.), America’s Sweetheart: Rodgers and Hart Rediscoved (Ensemble, Theater Off Park), New Yorick, New Yorick (Hamlet, Epoch Theatre Co.), and Crash Course (Spiroid, Epoch Theater Co.) His regional credits include Hamlet (Horatio), Richard II (Richard), Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio), and Twelfth Night (Fabian) at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and productions at Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, and American Conservatory Theater. Other roles include Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom (Phantom), Oklahoma! (Curly), As Is (Rich), Tonight at 8:30 (Toby), and Another Part of the Forest (Oscar).


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Tom Ford 
Other Personages
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Tom Ford

Theatre/stage credits: Tom Ford is very excited to be a member of the company of By Jeeves. Tom has spent most of the past three years as a company manager of The Night Kitchen, a theatre company founded and directed by Maurice Sendak. He has toured the country in Mr. Sendak and Carol King’s Really Rosie. Other recent appearances include Jinx in Forever Plaid and Merton in Merton of the Movies. Tom has also created and performed two oneman shows, What Jerry Said. . ., an evening of the music of Jerome Kern, and Guilty Pleasures, Songs You Hate to Admit You Love.


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Molly Renfroe 
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Molly Renfroe

Training: Molly is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Theatre/ film/television credits: Molly Renfroe is thrilled to be making her Goodspeed-at-Chester/The Norma Terris Theatre debut. She appeared in the first national tour of City of Angels, The Man Who Came to Dinner at The Cleveland Playhouse, and the Stephen King/George Romero film The Dark Half. Her favorite roles include Lizzie in Goblin Market, Ophelia in Hamlet, Amy in Company, and Anya in The Cherry Orchard. Molly is the anchor of the daily show FTL Newsfeed on the Sci-Fi Channel. She originated the role of Madeleine in The Sun Dialogues with the adobe Theatre Company.

Thanks, Dan!


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Court Whisman 
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Court Whisman

Training: Court is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Theatre: Court Whisman has appeared in the regional productions of Company at the Caldwell Theatre Co., Sugar Babies at Gateway/ Candlewood Playhouse, Dames at Sea at the Players Theatre Columbus, Kiss Me Quick Before the Lava Reaches the Village at North Shore Music Theatre, Sunday in the Park with George at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and several productions at the Skylight Opera Theatre including The Mikado, Lady in the Dark, and Oh, Coward!. Court has toured extensively in Latin and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East with Broadway Cabaret, an original review commissioned by the United States Information Agency.


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Michael O’Flaherty 
Ozzie Nutledge
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