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DADDY
CAST (click photos for larger images)
GERALD MCCULLOUCH (Colin) is a bi-coastal actor who has received international notoriety playing Bobby Dawson on the hit TV show "CSI" for 10 seasons and as a recurring guest host of "FYE!" on E!TV. Recent NY Theatre credits include the remount of Stephen Belber's McReele and the Lucille Lortel Theater Award winner 3 Graces' world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's A Good Farmer. He has received featured articles and mentions in The New York Post, The New York Daily News, LA Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly and The Advocate among others. Gerald played Jesus in the European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, and is an award-winning filmmaker, whose film "The Moment After" received screenings and acclaim worldwide. He has worked with folks from Jeff Goldblum to Robert Redford, from Natalie Portman to Heather Locklear, from Liev Schreiber to William Shatner and many others in bunches of TV shows and films, a few Off Broadway flops, many LA and regional theatre productions and bazillions of commercials and print ads. He once appeared in two different billboards simultaneously in Times Square and on Sunset Boulevard. And he recently completed the films "BearCity" and "American Influence." www.Gerald.biz http://www.Gerald.biz (it's a hard "G")

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Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

RENE RUIZ (Ensemble) was a featured performer and show director for the Walt Disney World, Co. for over fifteen years. He is an experienced emcee/host who recently hosted the live game show “The $1,000,000 Vegas Game Show” at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. An accomplished voice actor, Rene has recently recorded two audiobook titles for Audible.com. He conceived, directed and performed in TOXIC AUDIO, an acappella concept show that played Off-Broadway and won the 2004 Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience”. He is currently developing a new musical revue based on the music of Charles Fox.

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

IAN VERDUN (Tee) is proud to be making his Los Angeles Stage debut in "Daddy", and is honored to be working with an incredibly talented cast and crew. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (2007) and the British American Drama Academy (2004), Ian has been making the rounds in the New York theater scene with roles in "Houses On The Moon", "The Hard Lull" (Discovery Hill Productions),"Storm and Stress" (Center Stage), and New York's ABC Diversity Showcase. His film credits include Vivos (Columbian Film Festival Official Selection), Bananas, and Horizons.

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

DAN VIA (Stew) most recently appeared as the über-Boss in the hit Adding Machine: A Musical at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC (directed by the co-adapter). New York credits include It’s Our Town, Too (Vital Theatre), Season’s Greetings (Hudson River Rep), Oh! Virgil (Judson Arts) and Archipelago (Intentional Theatre Group). A former DC resident, he has performed with many of that city’s leading theaters, including Studio (highlight: the title role in Jerry Springer: The Opera), The Shakespeare Theatre, Theater J, Rep Stage and Source Theatre. He was also member of the critically beloved “upstart” Catalyst Theater Company. On camera, Dan has made multiple appearances as Denny the bartender on “One Life to Live,” and is a regular on the buzz-magnet web series “Anyone But Me,” now in its second season. DADDY marks his debut as a playwright.

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

PETE WEISS (Ensemble) is an actor, writer, comedian and musician, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Pete extensively trained at the Steve Allen Theater before landing this, his first professional theatre role. Pete drums in the up-and-coming LA band Sunset Saints, and his first book, 10% Scumbag, a collection of autobiographical essays, is due out in the Spring of 2011.

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

PRODUCTION STAFF (click photos for larger images)
FRANCOIS-PIERRE COUTURE (Lighting Designer) completed his masters degree in theatre design from UCLA 2006. He was nominated for an Ovation Award for scenic design of A Picasso at the Geffen Playhouse, received a Garland Award for scenic design of The Quality of Life at the Geffen Playhouse and was nominated for best scenic design for Stranger at the 2010 LA Weekly Awards. Other designs include: Scenery, Lighting and projections for Maestro @ Geffen Playhouse; Scenery for 1951-2006 @ LATC; Scenery for Beethoven as I knew Him @ San Diego Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, Chicago Water Tower; Scenery and lighting for Wounded, Spring Awakening and Survived @ Power House Theatre. For more information visit fpcouture.com

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

ADAM FLEMMING (Set Designer) has previously worked with director Rick Sparks on A Perfect Moment (Theater Planners/NOHO Arts Center/Little Victory) and Schoolhouse Rock Too! Live (Greenway). Recent projects include the world premiere of Caught (Zephyr), The Beast on the Moon (Strasberg) and Gwendoline Yeo’s Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open (El Centro). Recent projection designs also include Tales From Hollywood (Odyssey) and On Emotion (Son of Semele). Adam is a graduate of CalArts, a designer with the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, and an artistic associate with Son of Semele ensemble. www.mousetechie.com

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

SHARELL MARTIN (Costume Designer) A few of Sharell's design credits include the award winning Jekyll and Hyde West Coast script revision, Bark! in Chicago, original costumes for The Marvelous Wonderettes and MRE’s My Fair Lady, all with critical acclaim. Some new works include Journey to Dollywood, Trojan Pie, Rose Bowl Queens, It’s the Housewives, That Perfect Moment and Baggage Claim at the Hudson, and The Next Big Thing and the award winning Prove It on Me at the Adler. She also is credited for the World premiere and Garland nod of Silk Stockings along with PILGRIM and Luisa Fernanda Opera at Ricardo Montalban. Some of her film credits include Kafka with Melanie Lynskey, The Florist with Marshall Manesh and Navid Negahbar, The Handkerchief with Rosalind Ayres and Eloisa De Laurentiis, plus Boppin at the Glue Factory with the Rance Howard. Sharell has also just completed her second season with 3DT as resident designer/consultant, which included design of Peter Pan and Hello Dolly with Ruth Williams. She is thrilled to be back at Theatre Planners with R&R and this amazing story.

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

JOSEPH "SLOE" SLAWINSKI (Sound Designer) Sloe’s designs include Tree Fall for Rogue Machine Theater (LA Weekly Award – Best Sound Design 2009), The Sunset Limited for Rogue Machine, Heralds for Theatre Tribe, and is the sound designer for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He would like to thank the incredible and amazing Gabrieal Griego for her continuous support during all of his creative endeavors. Without her encouragement and support he wouldn’t have made it this far.

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

RICK SPARKS (Director) comes to DADDY after recently winning his 16th Los Angeles Theatre Award. He last collaborated with Racquel Lehrman on That Perfect Moment at Noho Arts, and is delighted to ‘play’ with her again. In 2010 Rick co-adapted and helmed (in association with CBS) I Love Lucy Live on Stage for Las Vegas. He will direct and stage this theatrical event in myriad venues across America throughout 2011. Other Los Angeles and New York ground breaking projects include They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, A Clockwork Orange, Down South and Divorce! The Musical. The latter has Rick re-directing/staging this cunning take on American relationships’ favorite exercise for the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, 2011.

Contact:
Racquel Lehrman
racquel@theatreplanners.com
818-342-4319

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