|THE CAST: Richard Doyle, Wyatt Fenner, Lynn Milgrim, Rob Nagle, Libby West, Hal Landon Jr. and Sue Cremin.|
.The actors who form the cast for the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s Rest are all veterans of South Coast Repertory—two having been with the company since its start a half-century ago. They work on stage, in film and television, voice acting and more. A common denominator for all: they love theatre, and in particular new works. Meet the amazing cast for Rest.
Sue Cremin (as Faye) most recently appeared in the Studio SCR production of Neva, co-produced with The Kirk Douglas Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse. Her New York credits include Honey Brown Eyes (Clurman Theatre), Killing The Boss (Cherry Lane Theatre), On Naked Soil (Theater for the New City), A Part of The Story (MCC Theatre) and Dinosaur Dreams (New York Stage and Film). Regionally, she has appeared in world premieres at the Mark Taper Forum, Baltimore’s CenterStage, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Yale Repertory, as well as Twelfth Night (The Old Globe), Candida (Two River Theater), Rabbit Hole (Premiere Stages) and God of Carnage (Virginia Stage Company). Her film credits include Homeland, Can’t Miss Nick, Broken, The Good War, Dream Hackers and The Tao of Steve. On television, she has guest-starred on “NCIS,” “The Good Wife,” “Unforgettable,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Hawthorne,” “The Shield,” “Law & Order,” “Monk,” “NYPD Blue,” “Spin City,” and others. She earned her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
Richard Doyle (as Gerald) is an SCR Founding Artist celebrating—with SCR—his 50th year as an actor. He has appeared in some 200 SCR productions. He was last seen in A Christmas Carol as The Ghost of Christmas Past (a role he has reprised some 30 times); Earthworm in James and The Giant Peach; Henry in The Fantasticks (nominated for a special ensemble Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award); Roy in The Trip to Bountiful; Jack in The Weir; and Lord Summerhays in Misalliance. He won an LADCC award for Holy Days, was nominated for the Reverend Hale in The Crucible and for his work in Intimate Exchanges (2004). He has made numerous television and film appearances and was featured in the recurring role of Mr. Gaines on the series “Cheers.” He is a busy voice actor in video/motion capture games (Odin for Marvel) and animated films and series such as Clutch Powers and Ben Ten. Doyle is a recipient of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award and is now known for his live show narration of The Pageant Of The Masters in Laguna Beach.
Wyatt Fenner (as Ken) appeared at SCR previously in The Whale, Misalliance, the Pacific Playwrights Festival readings of The Few and Happy Face, the NewSCRipts reading of Spirit Control and the Theatre for Young Audiences productions of James and the Giant Peach and The Borrowers. His recent credits include Bailey in the world premiere of Pluto at Actor’s Express Theatre, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Slipping with Rattlestick West and performances at the Geffen Playhouse, Ahmanson Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Folger Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, The Theatre@Boston Court, A Noise Within and The Antaeus Company, among many others. His television credits include “Veronica Mars” and “Bones.” He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Hal Landon Jr. (as Tom) is an SCR Founding Artist who has appeared in The Fantasticks, The Trip to Bountiful, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Nothing Sacred, Man from Nebraska, Born Yesterday, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, A View from the Bridge, Habeas Corpus, Cyrano de Bergerac, Antigone, The Drawer Boy (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination), Major Barbara and Tartuffe. His other credits include Arcadia, Our Town, Sidney Bechet Killed a Man, BAFO, Six Degrees of Separation, An Ideal Husband, A Mess of Plays, Faith Healer, Green Icebergs, The Miser, Our Country’s Good and Waiting for Godot. He created the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in SCR’s A Christmas Carol, and has performed it in all 34 productions. He appeared in Leander Stillwell (Mark Taper Forum) and in Henry V (The Old Globe in San Diego). Among his television and film credits are “The Closer,” “My Name is Earl,” “CSI: NY,” “Mad Men,” The Artist, Trespass, Pacific Heights, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Playing by Heart.
Lynn Milgrim (as Etta) appeared at SCR previously in The Trip to Bountiful, The Heiress, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bosoms and Neglect, The Countess, Death of a Salesman and Pygmalion. On Broadway, she was seen in Otherwise Engaged, directed by Harold Pinter; Bedroom Farce, directed by Sir Peter Hall; Charley’s Aunt; and in the international tour of Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by Gene Saks. Her off-Broadway appearances include Win/Lose/Draw, Echoes, Macbeth, Crimes of Passion, City Scene, Talking With and Ribcage at Manhattan Theatre Club; and Close of Play and Museum at New York Shakespeare Festival. She has played leading roles in regional theatres nationwide, including the Los Angeles productions of The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Harvey, Eastern Standard (Robby Award), Treasure Hunt (Robby nomination), Accelerando and Brush Strokes. She has guest-starred on numerous television shows, most recently “Franklin and Bash” and “Southland” and has been a series regular in pilots for CBS and ABC. Her recent film credits include Employee of the Month with Matt Dillon. She is a member of The Antaeus Company, where she appeared in The Malcontent, earning a StageSceneLA Award for outstanding performance by a featured actress.
Rob Nagle (Jeremy) last performed at SCR in Taking Steps. His regional credits include productions at Portland Center Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, CenterStage, San Jose Repertory and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. In Los Angeles, he is a proud member of the Troubadour Theatre Company and The Antaeus Company, where he serves as a co-artistic director alongside Bill Brochtrup and John Sloan. His film appearances include Boost, Fishing Naked, New Year’s Eve, Life As We Know It, The Soloist, Fun with Dick and Jane, Cellular and American Wedding. His television credits include recurring roles on “Lincoln Heights,” “Eli Stone” and “Dawson’s Creek,” as well as guest appearances on “Mistresses,” “Criminal Minds,” “Touch,” “Castle,” “Major Crimes,” “NCIS,” “Harry’s Law,” “Mad Men,” “Cold Case,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Without a Trace,” “Everwood,” “The Guardian” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Libby West (Ginny) appeared at SCR previously in Lovers and Executioners, In The Next Room or the vibrator play, and the NewSCRipts reading of People be Heard. She has appeared off-Broadway at The Public Theater and The Promenade Theatre; regionally at The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, Intiman Theatre, The Wilma Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Playmakers Repertory Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and many others; in New York at The Actors Studio, Soho Rep, Performance Space 122, and many others. In Los Angeles, she appeared in numerous productions, including performances at The Theatre @ Boston Court, A Noise Within, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Sacred Fools Theater Company. Her film and television credits include A Life, Taken, Helen Keller Had a Pitbull, One Too Many Mornings (Sundance), Jason’s Big Problem, Fraktalus, Two Weeks Notice, Transcendence, Zombie Holocaust and You, A Midsummer Night’s Re-Write, Divorce Be Gone, Iceman, “Jericho,” “Six Feet Under,” “As The World Turns,” “One Life to Live” and “All My Children.” She holds an MFA from New York University, a BA from the University of Chicago, was a Fox Foundation Fellow, and earned a Dean Goodman Choice Award.
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