ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
Tom Skerritt is perhaps best known for his Emmy Award® winning performance on the acclaimed CBS drama series Picket Fences and is regarded as one of the most versatile, acclaimed and instantly recognizable American actors of both film and television. He made his feature film debut in War Hunt and went on to memorably star in films such as M*A*S*H, The Turning Point (Best Supporting Actor, National Board of Review), Alien, A River Runs Through It, Steel Magnolias, Top Gun and Contact, among many others, and will next be seen in the independent film Field of Lost Shoes as "Ulysses S. Grant." For television, he has appeared on Brothers & Sisters, Leverage and Cheers, to name but a few; and also directed episodes of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope and USA’s Divided by Hate, in which he also starred. For theater, he has appeared in Los Angeles and Seattle productions of the play Love Letters and as the Stage Manager in the Intiman Theatre production of Our Town directed by Bartlett Sher. Skerritt co-founded The Film School in Seattle and founded the non-profit Red Badge Project to teach storytelling to active PTS military personnel at Fort Lewis Madigan Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. A TIME TO KILL marks his Broadway debut.
Fred Dalton Thompson has had one of the most unusual and interesting careers on the American scene today. It has encompassed the law, politics, radio, television and motion pictures. Thompson, a lawyer, first appeared on screen in the film Marie in 1985, portraying himself in the fact-based story of a high-profile public corruption case he handled in Tennessee. Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies including No Way Out, In the Line of Fire, Die Hard II, Days of Thunder and The Hunt for Red October. He became known for his portrayal of New York District Attorney Arthur Branch on the Emmy Award-winning NBC television drama, Law & Order. He also appeared in Disney’s Secretariat released in 2010, Summit Entertainment’s Sinister in 2012 and has done multiple guest spots on The Good Wife (CBS).
Thompson served eight years as a Senator from Tennessee, and in 2008 sought the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Prior to his election, Thompson maintained law offices in Nashville and Washington. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Tennessee. In 1973, he was appointed by Senator Howard Baker to serve as Minority Counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee where Thompson first gained national attention for leading the line of inquiry that revealed the audio-taping system in the White House Oval Office. He detailed his Watergate experience in his memoir At That Point in Time. In his recent book, Teaching the Pig to Dance, he humorously recounts his growing-up years in a small Tennessee town. In addition to his movie and TV appearances, he serves as a business consultant and spokesperson. He resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Jeri and daughter Hayden and son, Sammy. His sons, Daniel and Tony, live in Nashville.
Sebastian Arcelus can currently be seen as Lucas Goodwin on the Netflix original series House of Cards, which just received 9 Emmy Award® nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. He has starred on Broadway in Elf (Buddy), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Wicked (Fiyero), Rent (Roger Davis) and Good Vibrations. Off-Broadway credits include Happiness (Lincoln Center Theater), The Blue Flower (Second Stage), and Where’s Charley? (Encores! at City Center). He has also appeared in numerous regional and international productions, including the world premiere of William Finn’s Songs of Innocence and Experience (Williamstown). Other film and TV credits include the independent feature The Last Day of August (for which he also served as producer) and Person of Interest (CBS). His voice can also be heard on countless television commercials and animated programs. While rehearsing and performing in A TIME TO KILL, Sebastian will continue his commitment as a series regular on House of Cards.
Carl Lee Hailey
John Douglas Thompson was last seen in Mother Courage with Olympia Dukakis at Shakespeare & Co. John was the subject of an extensive profile piece in The New Yorker. He recently appeared on stage as Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone directed by Phylicia Rashad at The Mark Taper Forum. Other theatre credits include Satchmo at the Waldorf (Connecticut Critics Association Award), The Iceman Cometh with Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane at The Goodman Theatre, Richard III, Othello (Drama League nomination, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and Joe A. Callaway Award), The Emperor Jones (Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Nominations; Joe A. Calloway Award), The Forest with Dianne Weist, Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Kline, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Henvy IV at The RSC, Antony and Cleopatra with Kate Mulgrew, Hedda Gabler, King Lear with Sam Waterston, Jesus Hopped the A Train (Barrymore Award). His feature film credits include The Bourne Legacy, Malcolm X and Michael Clayton.
Ashley Williams first appeared on TV starring in the NBC comedy, Good Morning Miami, and recurring as one of the "mothers" on the CBS series How I Met Your Mother on CBS. Ashley starred opposite Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin in the Warner Brothers movie Something Borrowed, as well as appearing in the Oscar-nominated Margin Call. She has done recurring arcs on Warehouse 13 for SyFy, Showtime's Huff, NBC’s E-Ring, Lifetime's Side Order Of Life, and TNT’s Saving Grace. Williams has also been featured on many other series, including The Mentalist, CSI, New Adventures Of Old Christine, Psych, Monk, Law & Order: SVU, Love Bites, The Protector, The Wedding Band, American Dreams and Retired At 35. She's starred in four Lifetime movies, two ABC Family movies, and does at least one television pilot every year. Williams began her career on the daytime series As The World Turns. At The Williamstown Theater Festival she was in Michael Grief’s Street Scene, Annie Dorsen’s The Blue Bird, and various other plays as a non-equity actress. She understudied Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol opposite Paul Rudd in The Shape of Things, directed by Neil Labute and went on for Rachel more than a dozen times. She attended Boston University’s theater conservatory and has studied at RADA and LAMDA. She makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband, producer Neal Dodson, and she also works professionally as a doula.
Patrick Page appeared on Broadway as De Guiche in Cyrano De Bergerac; Osborn/Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Scar in The Lion King; Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar; The Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas; Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast; Marley/Scrooge in Christmas Carol; The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway: Rex, Richard II, Duchess of Malfi, Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall. Regional: 25 years including Coriolanus, Macbeth, Iago, etc. (Shakespeare Theatre Company DC,—Associate Artist): Cyrano, Malvolio, etc (Old Globe,--Associate Artist); Hamlet, Richard III, Henry V, Brutus, Marc Antony, Mercutio, etc—at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Rep, ACT, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Rep, Cincinatti Playhouse, etc. TV/FILM: Substance of Fire, The Good Wife, All My Children, One Life To Live, SVU, Affluenza, Sing Along, Mystery of Matter, etc. Awards: Drama Desk & Outer Critics, noms, Princess Grace, Helen Hayes, Craig Noel, Joseph Jefferson, Richard Seff and Princess Grace Statue Awards , Matador Award for Classical Theatre, Will Award for Classical Theatre, Utah Governor’s Medal for the Arts.
Tonya Pinkins performs her cabaret shows Unplugged, Bring On The Men and Hurricane Ethel around the country. In 2012 Tonya won the Lucille Lortel Award for best supporting actress for her performance as a chain smoking mom in Milk Like Sugar. 2011-2012, she played a wide range of roles from the Countess in All’s Well That Ends Well-NYSF, Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure-NYSF, a feisty great grandmother in Katori Hall’s Hurt Village-Signature Theater and a Bronx Latina in John Patrick Shanley’s end to the Doubt trilogy, Storefront Church - Atlantic Theater. Tonya won the Obie, Lortel, Garland, NAACP Theater and LA Drama Critics awards and was nominated for the Olivier, Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance as the title character in Caroline or Change. She won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Monarch and Clarence Derwent Awards for the role of Sweet Anita in Jelly’s Last Jam opposite Gregory Hines. Other Broadway appearances include Play On! (Tony® nomination), The Wild Party, Radio Golf, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and the original Broadway cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Her regional theater performances have been nominated for the Noel, Helen Hayes, Ovation and Joseph Jefferson awards. She portrayed Livia on All My Children and Heather Dalton on As the World Turns. In upcoming films Tonya appears opposite Woody Allen in John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, Shaka King’s Newlyweeds and Jono Oliver’s Home. Tonya has appeared in Disney’s Enchanted, Above the Rim, Noah’s Arc, Jumping the Broom, Army Wives, 24 and Criminal Minds among others. She is the author of Get Over Yourself: How to Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve (Hyperion Books); she is also the creator of The Actorpreneur Attitude. She teaches a performance workshop OutActing Singers monthly. Visit her @TonyaPinkins Twitter and www.TonyaPinkins.com
Chiké Johnson most recently appeared in The Goodman Theatre’s production of Meet Vera Stark and Milwaukee Rep’s production of Raisin in the Sun. His New York credits include; Manhattan Theatre Club’s Wit on Broadway and Off Broadway’s Lost In The Stars in New York City Center’s Encores! He also appeared in the Off Broadway production of Ruined co-produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club and The Goodman Theatre. Some of his other Chicago credits include: Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Court Theatre and The Crucible, The Unmentionables and Huck Finn at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Regional credits include a revival of The Unmentionables at Yale Repertory Theatre; Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog at Renaissance Theaterworks; Duke of Cornwall in King Lear at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Cephus Miles in Home at In Tandem Theatre; Willie in Master Harold and the boys at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; and Martin Luther King, Jr. in Smoldering Fires at First Stage Children’s Theater. Some of Mr. Johnson’s film credits include Friends with Benefits, Sleepwalk with Me, The Machinist and his television credits include Law & Order, Girls, Veep and Prison Break.
Deputy Looney; u/s Rodeheaver, Pete Willard
Broadway: Cymbeline at Lincoln Center. Off-Broadway: The Acting Company’s Jane Eyre. Regionally: fourteen seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. Also Arena Stage in DC, Denver Center Theatre, Old Globe, Seattle Repertory, Delaware Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, Public Theatre of Maine and Michigan Shakespeare Festival.
Pete Willard, D.R. Musgrove/ Jake understudy
Dashiell Eaves has appeared on Broadway in A Behanding In Spokane, Coram Boy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, James Joyce’s The Dead, 1776, The Sound of Music. Off-B’way: Luck Of The Irish (LCT3), Killers and Other Family (Rattlestick), Becky Shaw (2nd Stage), Observe The Sons of Ulster... (LCT/Huntington), James Joyce’s The Dead, People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons), Stomp (Original US cast). Regional: The Wild Duck (Bard Summerscape), Snow Falling on Cedars (Hartford Stage), Judgement Day (Bard Summerscape), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Atlantic), Not Waving, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Street Scene (Williamstown), The Seven (La Jolla), Brendan (Huntington), Hans Christian Andersen (A.C.T.), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barrington Stage). Film: Black Dog/Red Dog (Prod. James Franco), Arthur & The War of Two Worlds (dir. Luc Besson), Beloved (dir. Jonathan Demme), Stomp Out Loud (HBO). TV: The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Third Watch.
Mr. Pate/Judge Noose understudy
J.R. Horne is a native of Paris, Texas and has spent 50 years in show business beginning with his own radio show at age 14. He has appeared in theaters all across the country, from Vermont to California and Alaska to New York. Broadway has seen him in Sir Richard Eyre's production of The Crucible with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, Inherit the Wind with George C. Scott and Charles Durning, Proof (stand-by for Len Cariou), The Show Off, Abe Lincoln in Illinois at Lincoln Center. Off-Broadway, four productions for the Atlantic Theatre Company including Ethan Coen's Almost an Evening, Charles Busch's Our Leading Lady at Manhattan Theatre Club, Rhinoceros at Theatre Four, Tim Blake Nelson's Anadarko and Larry King's The Night Hank Williams Died. Recent film sightings: Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Rachel Miller's Pippa Lee, two for the Coen Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou and Burn After Reading. He has guest-starred on Whoopi, Hope & Faith and has logged over two dozen appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman as various strange people. J. R. is a former President of the New York local of the American Federation of Television/Radio Artists and is the father of actor, Devin Horne. He is a resident of Manhattan and lives on the Upper Westside with a lot of books.
Philip Kerr has appeared in half-a-dozen B’way productions and Off-B’way at the Public Theater, Playwrights Horizon, CSC, Roundabout, MTC and Carnegie Hall; most of the finer LORT regional theatres; NET, BBC, network TV. Winner of Chicago’s Jefferson Award. Harvard College, LAMDA.
Drew Tyndale/W.T. Bass
John Procaccino has appeared on Broadway in: An Enemy of the of the People, An American Daughter, A Thousand Clowns, Conversations with My Father, Art (understudy/Alan Alda). Lincoln Center: Blood and Gifts, Nikolai and the Others. National tour: The Light in the Piazza. Off-Broadway: New York Shakespeare Festival. Arena Stage: Broadway revival, The Normal Heart. Regional: Art, Good Boys and True (Steppenwolf); Death of a Salesman (Old Globe Theatre ). A Prayer for My Enemy, Curse of the Starving Class, Sylvia, A Moon for the Misbegotten and We Won’t Pay (Long Wharf Theatre) All the Kings Men, Arms and the Man and The Singing Forest (Intiman Theatre); Tartuffe, Caucasian Chalk Circle,Two Gentleman of Verona and Long Day’s Journey into Night (Seattle Repertory) and The Night of the Iguana, Dinner with Friends, Side Man, Grand Magic and The Crucible (ACT Theatre). Film and TV: The Runner Stumbles, Three Fugitives, Born to Be Wild, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Northern Exposure, Rose Red and Smash.
u/s Carl Lee, Ozzie, Looney
Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire. Regional theatre: St. Louis Rep, Steppenwolf, Goodman, Alabama Shakespeare Company, Lookingglass, Congo Square, Geffen Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public and Virginia Stage Company. TV credits: recurring roles on Chicago Fire, NCIS, Joan of Arcadia, and L.A. Dragnet.
u/s Ellen, Court Reporter
Brenna Palughi appeared Off-Broadway in Naked in a Fishbowl (Cherry Lane and Soho Playhouse) and Scared of Sarah (LaMama), now in pre-production as a feature film. TV/film/web credits include High Maintenance; Synechdoche NY; SHE SHE. MFA: Yale. Actors Center company member.
Court Reporter/Gwen understudy
Tijuana Ricks makes her Broadway debut with A TIME TO KILL. Regional Theater: THIS at Hartford TheaterWorks, Death of a Salesman at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Stick Fly and The Overwhelming at The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, The Women of Brewster Place the Musical at Arena Stage and The Alliance Theatre. Television: The Carrie Diaries, Deception, 666 Park Avenue, Blue Bloods, Law and Order, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, 30 Rock, Royal Pains, Law and Order: CI, Guiding Light, Conviction, Gossip Girl, Six Degrees. Film: Beware the Night, The Girl in the Park, The Savages, The Architect. Tijuana is Louisiana born and raised, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Billy Ray Cobb/Wilbert Rhodeheaver/Terrell Grist/Rufus understudy
Lee Sellars has been seen on Broadway in: West Side Story (Officer Krupke), Talk Radio. Other theatre credits include: The Hollow, A Few Good Men - Alley Theatre, Tales From Hollywood - Guthrie Theatre, Twelve Angry Men, The Subject Was Roses, The Pillowman - George Street Playhouse, A Small Melodramatic Story - LAByrinth Theatre Company, Pig Farm, The God of Hell, The Eelwax Jesus 3D Pop Music Show, Rounding Third - CATF, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - The Arden Theatre, The Pavilion - Actors Theatre Louisville, Inventing Van Gogh - City Theatre Pittsburgh, The Alchemist - Classic Stage, The Grey Zone - Long Wharf. Film and TV: Thanks for Sharing, Tenderness, Unforgettable, Delocated, Lipstick Jungle, Law and Order (recurring), Savages, Chapelle's Show, Rocket Science, The Sopranos, Chicago Hope, Third Watch, Early Edition, ER (recurring), The Curse of the Crimson Mask, Law and Order: CI, Groundhog Day.