HAMLET CAST / CREATIVE
Bonnie Antosh (Rosencrantz/Marcellus) is a performer, musician, and writer based in Brooklyn. Recent credits: Much Ado About Nothing (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival),As You Like It, Othello (Nebraska Shakespeare), RETREAT (Two Headed Monster NYC), The Velveteen Rabbit (Theater at Monmouth) Romeo & Juliet,Midsummer (Adirondack Shakespeare Company), Les Misérables, and Sweeney Todd (White Plains PAC). BA from Yale. Endless gratitude to Claire, Robert, Alan, and ScottWat, and with love to my family and N.
Justin Cunningham (Ghost/Gravedigger) Justin Cunningham is from Fayetteville, Arkansas, by way of Atkins Arkansas, where he was born and raised. He makes his Shakespeare on the Sound debut. He holds a BA from the University of Arkansas. He is currently pursuing his MFA from The Juilliard School in NYC where he has performed in studio productions of Uncle Vanya as Vanya, Twelfth Night as Sir Toby, Henry IV Part 1 as Falstaff, and Seven Guitars as Red Carter.
Wynn Harmon (Polonius) Broadway: PORGY AND BESS. Off-Broadway: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE NEW YORKERS, TIBET DOES NOT EXIST. Regional: SHOWBOAT ,LOST IN THE STARS (Kennedy Center), ten Shakespeares (Old Globe); Arena Stage, Glimmerglass Festival, Studio Theatre (Helen Hayes nomination), Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Westport Country Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman, and... TV: All My Children,The Knick, Live from Lincoln Center. Film: Paper Cranes. Two Best Supporting Actor Awards ; The Edwin E. Stein Award for Excellence in the Arts.
James Hesse (Horatio), Is thankful and excited to be performing at Shakespeare on the Sound! Recent credits include: The National Players Tour 66: The Tempest (Prospero), As You Like It (Silvius), Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: Henry IV parts 1&2, Henry V (Bedford, Lancaster), Hudson Warehouse Theater Company: Julius Caesar (Marillus, Trebonius), Broward Stage Door Theater Company: Twilight of the Golds (David). Love to my beautiful friends and family!
Simone Moore (Gertrude) Stage: Tina Landau's Beauty and Loretta Greco's Marriage of Figaro (La Jolla Playhouse), Ain't Supposed to Die ... and Macbeth (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Critical acclaim in NY and LA Times for In the Foot Print (The Civilians) and A Midsummer Night's Dream and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare Center LA). TV: "Boston Legal", "Without a Trace", "Franklin and Bash", "Canned", "All of Us", "Cold Case", "Lauren". Numerous national commercials and voice-overs. Film: Arc,The Prospects, Belly 2, Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith, Notorious. MFA UCSD. "Thank you Diane, Tony, Lisa, Jack, Shakespeare, family, friends, cast, crew and you!
John Pasha (Claudius) Recently, Amir in Disgraced (Rep. of St. Louis) NYC: A Wilder Christmas (Peccadillo), The Constant Couple (The Pearl), Horatio (FringeNYC). Regionally: Henry in The Real Thing at Capital Stage, Barrington Stage, K.C. Repertory, Sacramento Theater Company, Asolo Repertory, Hangar Theater, Clarence Brown, Pioneer Theater. Full seasons at Santa Cruz Shakespeare (2010), American Shakespeare Center (2008), Alabama Shakespeare (2005), Pennsylvania Shakespeare (2004), New Mexico Shakespeare (2000), Utah Shakespeare (1999; Tony Award Season), Colorado Shakespeare (1997/98) and The Shakespeare Theatre (1995-96). TV/ Film: NYC Soaps, Sound, Heartless, The Order and Pop Rocks. M.F.A. University of Delaware (PTTP), B.F.A. Boston University, RADA
Haley Robinson (Ophelia) Haley went straight from Interlochen Arts Academy to studying drama at The Juilliard School in NYC and will be going into her third year this fall. So far at school she has played Darlene in Balm in Gilead, Sara in Stop Kiss, and Sicinius in Coriolanus. She is very excited to be working with Shakespeare on the Sound for the first time, this summer!
Joey Santia (Hamlet) is thrilled to be making his professional debut with Shakespeare on the Sound! Joey is an incoming senior at Columbia University studying Drama and Theatre Arts. He was an Acting Apprentice last summer with Shakespeare on the Sound and appeared as the Fourth Lord in the mainstage production of All's Well That Ends Well. Previous educational credits include Macbeth (Malcolm), Woyzeck (Woyzeck), and King Lear (Lear.)
Alexander Shaw (Laertes) is delighted to be making his Shakespeare on the Sound debut. Recent credits include: Once Five Years Pass, Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Fest, St. Louis), As You Like It, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Othello (Mainestage Shakespeare), Beauty and the Beast, Damn Yankees (The Muny), Loves Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As Five Years Pass, Thinner Than Water, Uncle Vanya (Juilliard). Alexander is entering his final year at Juilliard.
Scott Watson (Guildenstern /Osric): Is overjoyed to be returning to Shakespeare on the Sound! Off-Broadway: Taming of the Shrew & Henry V (New York Classical Theatre), Going Once, Laughing Twice (St Luke’s Theatre) Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare on the Sound) Othello & Much Ado About Nothing (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival) The Odd Couple (Mill Mountain Theatre) Hamlet & The Winters Tale (Adirondack Shakespeare) BA Grand Valley State University in Michigan. www.scottymwatson.com. @scottymwatson
Isaac Beauchamp (Fortinbras, Priest, Lucianus, Francisco, Voltemand) is an acting apprentice pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is wholly delighted for this opportunity to join Shakespeare on the Sound for the performance of Hamlet! He would like to thank his loving family for all of their continued support, and the Bryan family- who made this experience possible for him.
Meghan Grover (Barnardo, Player Queen and others) Meghan thinks it is sweets to the sweet to join Shakespeare on the Sound this summer! Meghan just graduated with a BFA in Acting from the Guthrie Theater Program at the University of Minnesota. Her favorite roles have been Jasmine in 'Earthquakes in London' with the Guthrie and Thomasina in 'Arcadia' at the Mamai Theater Company. She also loves teaching and working with young people. Thanks to the Hamlet cast, crew, and audience!!
Brian Prather (Scenic Designer) is excited to be back at Shakespeare on the Sound after All’s Well That Ends Well, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and As You Like It. Recent Off-Broadway: Widowers’ Houses, A Christmas Carol, Becoming Dr. Ruth, The Memory Show, Freud’s Last Session, Nymph Errant, The Burnt Part Boys. International: Chung-mu Hall(South Korea). Regional and other: Alley Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Barrington Stage Co., Capitol Rep., Virginia Rep., Broad Stage, Mercury Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co., TheaterWorks Hartford, Florida Studio Theatre, among others. Regional Emmy nominee and Jeff Award winner. See Brian’s work at www.brianprather.com
Grier Coleman (Costume Designer) is pleased to return to Shakespeare on the Sound for the third summer! She designed All's Well That Ends Well directed by Mary B. Robinson and The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Claire Shannon Kelly. Recent credits include work for the opera, dance, and drama divisions at The Juilliard School, Disgraced at Playmakers Repertory Company, Arcadia at Yale Repertory, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the York Theater. Upcoming projects include Missed Connections: The Craigslist Musical in New York and The Crucible at Playmakers. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BFA from the University of North Carolina. Grier is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. www.griercoleman.com
Claire Shannon Kelly (Director / Artistic Director) Along with being the Artistic Director Shakespeare on the Sound, Claire is a freelance director and teaching artist. She has worked at Shakespeare on the Sound for the last five years as Director of Education and most recently was the Artistic Associate in 2015. Independently of Shakespeare on the Sound, she is working on three all new plays: The Family a full length play, Wordsmith a one man show, and Casey at Bat a TYA musical. During her time with Shakespeare on the Sound in addition to directing Hamlet, she directed the 2014 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (winner the BroadwayWorld.com CT award for Best Ensemble Cast in a play). In 2013 she directed the critically acclaimed production of As You Like It. Miss Kelly also co-created and directed Shakespeare on the Sound’s K-5 touring production Let’s Play Shakespeare!, as well as directing their anti-bullying program Speaking Daggers. This past summer Claire devised and directed the children’s version of All’s Well That Ends Well and directed a new play, The Séance. Regionally, she has worked at the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, the Ordway Music Theater, and the George Street Playhouse among others. As a Teaching Artist she has taught theater to students from pre-school through high school. Claire served as Director of Drama at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire and holds a Masters of Arts degree from New York University in Educational Theater.