Cast

Philip Hoffman

Original Broadway casts:  The Moony Shapiro Songbook; Is There Life After High School?; Baby; Into The Woods (1987), Falsettos; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Ring Round The Moon (1999); Fiddler on the Roof (2004);  A Catered Affair; On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (2011).  Off-Broadway credits include:  All In The Timing; Falsettoland; Isn’t It Romantic; One Two Three Four Five (by Larry Gelbart & Maury Yesten); Rags (AJT Revival); The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife; The Tin Pan Alley Rag; Yiddle With A Fiddle.   Regional: Angels In America: Perestroika (Roy Cohn), Speed-the-Plow (Charlie Fox), Nora (Ingmar Bergman’s version of A Doll’s House) as Krogstad; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius); The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus);  Agatha Christie's Black Coffee (Dr. Carelli); A Christmas Carol; Bat Boy (Dr. Parker), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour in 3 productions), Oliver! (Fagan), Titanic, as J. Bruce Ismay in the National Tour, and as Edgar Beane in a new intimate version directed by Don Stephenson.  Also some pre-Broadway versions of Jekyll & Hyde (as John Utterson).  As well as numerous TV appearances, a couple of films, and several cast recordings.


Hayden Wall

Age 10, is thrilled to be part of Adam’s Gifts!  Credits include: Cameron Mackintosh’s National Tour - 25th Anniversary of Les Misérables (Gavroche); Green Eggs and Hamadeus! (Sam); American Lyric Theatre’s The Long Walk (Sam).  Hayden is fortunate to have worked with some of the most revered actors in film and stage, and train under the guidance of some of the most highly regarded acting, voice, and dance professionals in the industry.  Originally from Miami, Florida but now living in New York, Hayden spends his free time working toward earning his black belt in mixed martial arts.  Special love and thanks to his family and friends, Nancy Carson, and coaches for their continued support.  Facebook.com/HaydenWallActor

William Parry

In his 31 years in New York, he has created roles in a number of Broadway productions: James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s, Sunday in the Park with George (taped for PBS), and Passion (PBS); Gypsy, dir. by Sam Mendes and starring Bernadette Peters; Agamemnon, dir. by Andrei Serban at Lincoln Center (for which he helped develop the music in workshop with Liz Swados); the noteable flops, Into the Light and Leaf People (playing Leeboh, a tribesman in the Amazon); and the rock musicals, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Rockabye Hamlet (dir. by Gower Champion), and the original Jesus Christ Superstar (his debut on Broadway).  He played Sir Dinidan and understudied Richards Burton and Harris in Camelot on Broadway and the National Tour.   Other Nat’l Tours include The King & I with Stacy Keach, A Few Good Men with Paul Winfield, Titanic (as Capt. E.J. Smith), and, most recently, Memphis (as Mr. Simmons).   Read more>>

Maureen Silliman

Maureen Silliman made her Broadway debut as Jenny Anderson in SHENANDOAH with John Cullum. She played opposite Liv Ullman in the musical I REMEMBER MAMA and was also in IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? (Original cast recording). Off-Broadway, Maureen was in Anne Bogart's MARATHON DANCING, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG at the NY Shakespeare Festival, directed by Andrei Serban, in Charles Fuller's WE with the Negro Ensemble Company, ONE WEDDING, TWO ROOMS, THREE FRIENDS at Manhattan Theater Club, and the musical INSIDE OUT. She appeared in the original casts of three Craig Lucas plays: RECKLESS, THREE POSTCARDS and BLUE WINDOW (also on the West coast -- L.A. Drama Critics award and Dramalogue Award). She toured with Shelley Winters in MARIGOLDS and Nancy Kelly in THE GINGERBREAD LADY, and played opposite Theodore Bikel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.   Read more>>

Julia Peterson

Julia Peterson's recent theatre credits include: Electra, ELECTRA (TheatreRow); Daye, TEARS OF ANATOLIA (Columbia University, Awoye Timpo); Annie, ENTWINE (Hudson Guild, A.M. Raychel);  Mistress Overdone, MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Lee Strasberg Theatre); Iphigenia/Chorus, IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS (TheatreRow, North American Tour); Agnes, BUG (Regional, VA); Angela, LET THE PHOENIX RISE! (currently workshopping, Daniel Neiden); Alexandreyevitch, AN ANALYSIS OF SUSPENSE & DRAMATIC TENSION (Strawberry One Act Festival, Nominee Best Actress); Masha, THE SEAGULL (Lee Strasberg Theatre); Ophelia, THE OPHELIA LANDSCAPE (Mark Morris Performance Space).  She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department, LSTFI.  Thank you!  Julia's upcoming performances include a tour of ELECTRA during the Fall of 2013 and OTHELLO coming in 2014.   www.JuliaPetersonActor.com

June Rachelson-Ospa (Producer)

June Rachelson-Ospa is an award-winning writer of musical theater as well as a producer.  She is a partner in Bozomoon Productions with Daniel Neiden, creating and/or producing such shows as WELCOME TO TOURETTAVILLE (Kennedy Center's VSArts Playwright Discovery Award); TRUE COLORS OF WEEDLE; S.W.A.K!; RAPUNZARELLA WHITE; NO MORE WAITING; and MEESTER AMERIKA.  An investing producer on Broadway's GODSPELL and A CHRISTMAS STORY, as well as developmental regional producer of ORPHAN TRAIN; THE ADDING MACHINE; OH RATS; and GUARDIAN ANGEL.  June mentored special needs children through YMCA After-school Programs and was the academy director at AMAS.


Bozomoon is currently developing BOLLYWOOD AND VINE; BULLY THE MUSICAL; STUPID WIG; TRIXIE, SHMOOP, AND A BIG MONSTER; and an animated musical with Dr. John, Michael Imperioli, and SNL band members. 

Lyricist: GONE TO TEXAS; LITTLE ORPHAN FANNY; STELLALUNA (DVD); and A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS (Music-Neiden) with Ann Crumb, Judy McLane and Olga Merediz.  Member: League of Professional Theater Women; Dramatist Guild; ASCAP; National Women's Association; Theater Resources Unlimited (fmr bd mem) and fmr Secretary for the New York City Tourette Syndrome Association.

Daniel Neiden (Director)

Daniel Neiden has directed at such venues as The Public's Anspacher Theater, The Duplex, The Perry Street, The Actor's Studio, Circle Rep, The Cherry Lane, SOPAC and The Village Gate. His credits include BRUNDIBAR; HANNAH SENESH; LET THE PHOENIX RISE!; MEESTER AMERIKA; NO MORE WAITING; RAPUNZARELLA WHITE; SWAK!; THE TEMPEST; THE TRUE COLORS OF WEEDLE; and WELCOME TO TOURETTAVILLE; Daniel has directed dozens of benefits, including readers theater pieces for the Labor Party's JUST HEALTHCARE! series, starring Tom Chapin, Michael Moore, Mike Nichols, Carl Hancock Rux, Pete Seeger, Ron Silver, and Meryl Streep.  Currently developing BOLLYWOOD AND VINE; BULLY THE MUSICAL; Jules Bass' FOR THE END OF TIME (about the life of Olivier Messiaen); TRIXIE, SHMOOP, AND A MONSTER; and STUPID WIG. Besides writing musicals with June Rachelson-Ospa, Daniel has collaborated on two recorded songs with Grammy winner and hall of famer Dr. John.

Justin Colon (Stage Manager & Co-Producer)
Justin Colon is a Long Island native newly equipped with a B.A. in History from Fordham University and acting tools from the renowned William Esper Studio where he trained under the tutelage of David Newer. He most recently produced William S.E. Coleman's A FUTURE IMPERFECT for the 2013 NY International Fringe Festival. He has purchased the rights to four scripts, which he intends to produce and is in post-production for "A Subtle Violence," his directorial debut film. He is glad to be working with Daniel Neiden and the talented cast and crew that he has assembled. Thank you mom, Garfield, and family for always supporting me and having faith in all that I do and am! www.justincolon.com

Ryan Naso (Scenic/Lighting Designer & Stage Manager)
Ryan Naso doesn't really care for bios and headshots, so this is it.

Theater at St. John's (Producer)

Theater at St. John's is part an ongoing program created by Pastor Mark Erson to offer the lively arts to the West Village and surrounding neighborhoods.  In a rich tradition of performance, highlighted by the historic, successful run of TONY 'N TINA'S WEDDING at  St. John's, Pastor Erson has presented (subway musicians...Kristallnacht.. Genocide film festival, stonewall, lgbt, other programs, and will stage "The Prophets Project" in 2014.