THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Adapted by JEFFREY HATCHER
From Revizor by NIKOLAI GOGOL
Directed by JESSE BERGER
ABOUT THE CAST
Postmaster / Osip
Red Bull Theater: The Mystery of Irma Vep (Drama League nomination). Broadway: Machinal, Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, A Free Man of Color, Amadeus. The New Yorkers (Encores). Off Broadway highlights: The Temperamentals (Drama Desk award ensemble), The Explorers Club, Lives of the Saints, Mere Mortals, The Last Sunday in June, The Jew of Malta/The Merchant of Venice. U.K.: The Merchant of Venice (RSC) TV includes: “Fraiser”, “The Blacklist”, “Flesh and Bone” (recurring), “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order”, “L&O Criminal Intent”, “Hope & Faith”, “Sister Sister”. Film: The Invention of Lying, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Igby Goes Down, and upcoming The Greatest Showman.
Hospital Director / Chernaeyev
Broadway: On the Town, Betrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods, The Man Who Came to Dinner. Off-Broadway: These Paper Bullets (Atlantic), Irma La Douce, Do Re Mi (Encores!), Love's Fire (The Acting Company), The Mystery of Irma Vep. Regional credits include Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Goodspeed Musicals, George Street Playhouse, McCarter Theater. Selected Film/TV: Cafe Society, The Good Wife, Elementary and for HBO “Divorce”, “Show Me a Hero”, “Vinyl” and as Eddie Cantor on “Boardwalk Empire”. MFA: Yale.
Red Bull Theater: The School For Scandal, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Loot. Ryan is proud to serve on faculty for Waterwell Productions at The Professional Professional Arts School where he has directed As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew. Ryan has performed off-broadway in F***, Marry, Kill and The Hollower (Lincoln Center Director's Lab), Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective) and Final Analysis (VHTD/ Signature). Regional credits include Much Ado About Nothing (The Shakespeare Theater Company), Suddenly Last Summer (Westport Country Playhouse) and Amadeus (Maltz Jupiter Theater). His television credits include; Elementary, The Good Wife and Person of Interest. Ryan has an MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program, BFA from Emerson College and is an alumnus of The Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab. All my love to Lexie, xoxo!
Innkeeper's Wife / Corporal’s Widow / Constable
Broadway/BAM: The Crucible (Directed by Ivo Van Hove), The Master Builder (With John Turturro), Desire under the Elms, Major Barbara, Macbeth. Off-Broadway: The Liar by David Ives (Classic Stage Company, Directed by Michael Kahn), Lives of the Saints by David Ives (Primary Stages, Directed by Jon Rando) or (Women’s Project), The Voyage of the Carcass (Soho Playhouse), Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul at NYTW, Romola and Nijinski (Primary Stages), Regional: David Ives’ The Heir Apparent (Shakespeare Theatre) Emma (Old Globe), How Shakespeare Won the West (Huntington), The Unmentionables (Yale Rep, Directed by Anna D. Shapiro), and more. TV: “The Blacklist”, “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Hack”, “The Jury”, “Strangers with Candy”. Films include: Don Peyote, Catch Me if You Can, Slippery Slope, and The Sea is All I Know with Melissa Leo.
Broadway: The Front Page, She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, Nice Work If you Can Get It (Tony Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award), Born Yesterday, Memphis, Is He Dead, Spamalot (Nominated for the Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Wonderful Town, Little Me, Swinging On a Girl (Theatre World Award and Nominated for the Drama Desk Award), The Goodbye Girl, My Favorite Year. City Center Encores series: DuBarry was a Lady, The Boys from Syracuse, Follies. Off Broadway: The Cocoanuts, Forbidden Broadway, Game Show, The Butter and Egg Man. Television: “The Martin Short Show”. Film: Changing Lanes The Interpreter, Ira and Abby.
Red Bull Theater -School for Scandal. Off-Broadway: Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Public Theater), Comedy of Errors (Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park), At the Table (Fault Line Theatre). Regional: The Crucible, Yentl (Cleveland Playhouse), Troublemaker (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Henry V (Two River Theater), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chautauqua Theater Company). Other New York: Habit (P.S. 122), dannykrisdonnaveronica, Julius Caesar (Wheelhouse Theater). The Law of Return (4th Street Theatre). TV: "The Good Wife", "Supernatural Investigator". Film: Viral Beauty, The Fly Room. Mehl is a member of the Actor's Center and proud volunteer at the 52nd Street Project.
Off-Broadway: Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic Theater Company), Alligator (New Georges/Sol Project), Widower’s Houses (TACT), The Wild Party (Encores! Off-Center), Permission (MCC), and Here’s Hoover! (Les Freres Corbusier). Talene originated roles in the world premieres of Confederacy of Dunces (Huntington Theater Company) and Hollywood (La Jolla Playhouse). Other credits: Julie in Carousel, Emily in Our Town, and Masha in The Seagull. Her one-woman show, All in Good Fun has been produced at the United Solo Festival and across New England. B.A. Dartmouth College.
Svetsunov/ Imperial Messenger
is very happy to make his Red Bull debut. NY: Veritas (The Representatives), so go the ghosts of méxico (LaMaMa), Open Up, Hadrian (Caborca), Three Sisters (Nature Theater of Oklahoma), The Age of Iron (CSC), Fêtes de la Nuit (Ohio). Regional: Ropes (Two River), Seven Spots on the Sun (Cincinnati), Arabian Nights (Berkeley/Arena), Peer Gynt (La Jolla/Kansas City), Anna in the Tropics (Capital Rep), The Acting Company. TV: “Good Fight”, “Mysteries of Laura”, “Daredevil”, “Madam Secretary”, “Blue Bloods”, “Person of Interest”. Film: Home, Red Right Return, Zzzzzzz. MFA, Columbia
Theatre: EST, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Pan Asian Rep, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Project Shaw, Worth Street Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare & Co., East Lynne Theater, Bonn Biennale, Coney Island USA. Television/Film: "Law & Order: SVU," "Chicago Fire," “A Girl Like You with A Boy Like Me”. Up Next: world premiere of his play A Year in the Trenches at East Lynne Theater.
Grusha/ Waitress/ Lockmith's Wife + Contable
Broadway: Once Upon a Mattress, School for Scandal, My Life as a Fairytale, The Suicide, Inspector General, Robber Bridegroom, Beggar’s Opera, Measure for Measure, Time of Your Life, Three Sisters. Off-Broadway: Skin of Our Teeth, Henry the 5th (TFNA), Winter’s Tale, Misanthrope, Mother Courage, Cradle Will Rock, Ten by Tennessee, School For Scandal. Film: Quiz Show, Hudsucker Proxy, The Wedding Banquet Two Bits, Spike of Bensonhurst, Brenda Starr, Illuminata. TV: “Titus”, “Law and Order”, “Caroline in the City”, “Warehouse 13”, “The Lot”, “Miami Vice”, “Stone Pillow”. Drama Desk, Jeff Awards. Group 1 Juilliard.
Mary Lou Rosato
The Judge / Abdullin
Broadway: The Lion King (Pumbaa), Is He Dead?, Sunset Boulevard, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Threepenny Opera, Once Upon a Mattress, Newsies. Off-Broadway: Brooklynite, On The Verge, Isn’t It Romantic, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket. The Cradle Will Rock, Henry V (Public Theatre), King Lear (Cornwall). Tours: Les Miserables (Thenardier), Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre: Midsummer (Bottom), Denver Center: The Whale (Charlie, World Premiere), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Man of La Mancha (Sancho), The Producers (Franz). Encores: Music in the Air, Pardon My English, Tenderloin, Training: The Juilliard School, The Acting Company.
Tom Alan Robbins
Broadway: Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, Chicago, 42nd St, Marie Christine, On the Town, Forum, The Rink. Off-Broadway: Orange Julius, First Daughter Suite, Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna See, A New Brain, Tartuffe. Film: Big Stone Gap, The Mother, Eat Pray Love, The Bounty Hunter. Television: “Difficult People”, “Two Broke Girls”, “Nurse Jackie”, and “Whoopi” (recurring). Multiple Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations and a special Drama Desk award celebrating ‘Three Decades of Outstanding Work.’ Mary’s album with Michael Starobin, Have Faith, is available now.
Red Bull Theater: The Revenger’s Tragedy. NY Theatre: Buyer & Cellar (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, LA Drama Critics & Clarence Derwent Awards; Drama League, OCC Award nominations), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Angels In America, Homos Or Everyone In America, Shows For Days, The Cherry Orchard, The Temperamentals (Lortel, Drama Desk, Theatre World Awards; Drama League nomination) and most recently directed Bright Colors and Bold Patterns. Film: He’s Way More Famous Than You (also dir), Thank You For Judging (co-dir), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Such Good People, The Hyperglot (dir). TV: “Modern Family”, “The Good Wife”, “Younger”, “Workaholics”, “Partners”, and Marc St. James on “Ugly Betty”. Training: Juilliard.