Cast

Gale Harold (Andrew Barrington, Jr.)

Gale Harold has appeared in the films Fathers and Sons, The Unseen, Rhinoceros Eyes, Particles of Truth, Life on the Ledge, and Wake, and can be seen in the upcoming Passenger Side (2008). His television work includes Vanished, Deadwood, The Unit, Law & Order: SVU, Queer As Folk, Grey’s Anatomy, and Desperate Housewives. He made his Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theatre production of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer with Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino. Other stage appearances include Austin Pendleton’s Uncle Bob at the Soho Playhouse, Gillian Plowman’s Me and My Friend at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, and as a member of A Noise Within Repertory Company.

Fay Ann Lee (Grace Tang)

Falling for Grace is Fay Ann Lee’s feature directorial debut. Her original screenplay for Falling for Grace (then titled East Broadway) was a quarterfinalist for the Nicholl Fellowship, a semifinalist with the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project, and top 3 at the 2002 Asian American International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Lee’s theatrical acting credits include: Miss Saigon (Broadway), Into the Woods (International), The Joy Luck Club (New York premiere), and leading roles in regional theaters all across the country. Her television acting credits include recurring roles on All My Children and One Life to Live, as well as guest appearances on The Dana Carvey Show, Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent, and Third Watch. Fay can be heard on the concept album Heading East, a musical written by Leon Ko and Robert Lee, recipients of the 2001 Richard Rodgers Development Award.

Margaret Cho (Janie Wong)

Margaret Cho has been performing stand-up comedy since age 16. She is currently the star and subject of The Cho Show, on VH1, and starred in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl in 1994. Her extremely successful Off-Broadway one-woman show I’m the One That I Want (1999) was subsequently made into a concert film and a best-selling book of the same name. She followed this up with a series of smash-hit live shows, all of which were also recorded and released as concert films: Notorious C.H.O (2001), Revolution (2003), and State of Emergency (2004). In 2005 her feature film debut Bam Bam and Celeste, which she wrote and starred in, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Around the same time she published her second book, I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, a collection of essays on all subjects political and pop. Cho has received a First Amendment Award from the ACLU of Southern California and has been honored by many other organizations, including American Women in Radio in Television, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), and the National Organization for Women (NOW), for her significant contribution to the promotion of equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Christine Baranski (Bree Barrington)

Christine Baranski is a two-time Tony, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Award Winner. Her numerous film credits include Mamma Mia!, Chicago (2002 Best Picture Oscar), How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bowfinger, Bulworth, Reversal of Fortune, Welcome to Mooseport, Legal Eagles, The Guru, 9 ½ Weeks, and Cruel Intentions. She received a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in The Birdcage. For her work on the hit CBS comedy Cybill, she received an Emmy Award, an American Comedy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as three additional Emmy nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. She received a fifth Emmy nomination for her guest appearance on Frasier. She is a highly accomplished theater actress, winning a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, and repeated the feat with her performance in Neil Simon’s Rumors. She won a third Drama Desk Award for her work in Lips Together Teeth Apart. Other Broadway credits include Boeing-Boeing, Hurlyburly, and The House of Blue Leaves.

Ken Leung (Ming Tang)

Ken Leung has appeared in the films X-Men 3, Inside Man, The Squid and the Whale, Saw, Face, Keeping the Faith, Rush Hour, Red Dragon, Spy Game, Artificial Intelligence: AI, and Shanghai Kiss with Kelly Hu and Hayden Panettiere. However, it was his gripping appearance on The Sopranos as Uncle Junoir’s violent mental ward protege that grabbed the attention of Lost executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who then wrote the part of Miles for Leung. Ken is currently filming the last season of Lost in The Big Island of Hawaii.

Roger Rees (Andrew Barrington, Sr.)

Roger Rees’ film credits include The New World, The Pink Panther, Frida, The Emperor’s Club, The Scorpion King, The Invasion, The Prestige, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He can also be seen in the upcoming The Story of a Mother . On television, he was a series regular on M.A.N.T.I.S. and Boston Common, and has guest-starred on Cheers, The West Wing, Grey’s Anatomy, Oz, and My So-Called Life. He is best known for his work in the theater, however, and won a Tony Award as well as an Olivier Award for his portrayal of the title role in Nicholas Nickleby. In the West End, Mr. Rees originated starring roles in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing and Hapgood. In New York, he appeared in Indiscretions (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The End of the Day (Obie Award), A Man of No Importance (at the Lincoln Center Theatre), The Uneasy Chair (at Playwrights Horizons), The Misanthrope (with the Classic Stage Company), and Roundabout Theatre’s productions of The Rehearsal and Uncle Vanya. Rees is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and was Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival from 2004 to 2007.

Elizabeth Sung (Ma)

Raised in Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sung received a BFA in dance from Juilliard and was a member of the Alvin Ailey Repertory Theater Company. She has an MFA in directing from the American Film Institute and was one of three women selected for the prestigious ABC/DGA Television Directing Fellowship. Sung has studied acting with Sanford Meisner and many others. Her film credits include The Joy Luck Club and Memoirs of a Geisha, and her television appearances include Desperate Housewives, Crossing Jordan, House M.D., E-Ring, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Sopranos. Elizabeth is the first Asian American actress with a contract role on a daytime soap opera (The Young and the Restless)

Clem Cheung (Ba)

Clem Cheung grew up in Hong Kong and has spent most of his adult life in the United States. After working in corporate management for more than 20 years, he decided to give it all up to pursue his true love: acting. He has appeared on such television shows as Law & Order: SVU, Hope and Faith, Whoopi, and Third Watch, and can be seen in such films as A Beautiful Mind, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, A Crime, and Michael Clayton. Cheung has also appeared in many commercials, and is an active voiceover artist (e.g. Ye Ye on Ni Hao, Kai Lan.)

Lewis Black (Rob York)

Lewis Black first became known as a weekly political commentator on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He received the American Comedy Award for ‘Best Male Stand Up’ in 2001, and in 2004 he was recognized for his blockbuster comedy tour, Rules of Enragement, by The Pollster Awards. Also in 2004, Black starred in a one hour stand-up special for HBO titled Black on Broadway. His other television credits in stand-up include Lewis Black: Red, White, and Screwed, and Taxed Beyond Belief. He has performed his caustic, searing social and political comedy throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Black is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. As an actor, he has appeared on such television shows as Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, and Mad About You. He has lent his distinctive voice to characters on The Brak Show, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, and My Gym Partner’s a Monkey. Black can also be seen in the films as Jacob’s Ladder, Unaccompanied Minors, Farce of the Penguins, Man of the Year, and Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. As a playwright, he has authored over 30 plays that have been produced in theatres across the country. His first book, Nothing’s Sacred, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, and is available in paperback.

Stephanie March (Kay Douglas)

Stephanie March is best known for her role as Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot on Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, a role she later reprised in fellow NBC series Conviction. Her other television appearances include Jesse Stone, Early Edition, and 30 Rock. She has performed in various award-winning regional theater productions, in addition to playing Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Chicago, and performing on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Death of a Salesman with Brian Dennehy. Her film credits include Flannel Pajamas (which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival), Head of State, The Treatment (Best Film, 2006 Tribeca Film Festival), and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Laura Benanti (Princess Alexandra)

Laura Benanti is a Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, receiving both for her recent performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy, alongside fellow Tony winners Patti LuPone and Boyd Gaines. She has had other starring or supporting roles in Broadway productions of The Sound of Music, Swing! (Tony nomination), Into the Woods (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Nine, and The Wedding Singer. Other theatre credits include A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera House, Wonderful Town at City Center Encores!, Time and Again with the Manhattan Theatre Club, Man of La Mancha at Papermill Playhouse, and The Winter’s Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She appeared on television in episodes of Starved and Eli Stone, and can be seen in the feature film Take the Lead opposite her Nine co-star Antonio Banderas. She also writes and performs her own music.

Gretchen Egolf (Bridget Barrington-Spence)

Gretchen Egolf is a graduate of the Juilliard School, and has appeared on Broadway in Ring Round the Moon and Jackie: An American Life, which she also performed in the West End. Her television credits include Roswell, Martial Law, Gleason (as Jackie’s wife), Law & Order, Without a Trace, Journeyman, Medium, Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Knight Rider. She has appeared in such feature films as Robert Redford’s Quiz Show, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Corsairs, Nicolas, The Naked Brother’s Band, The Namesake, and The Two Mr. Kissels.

Sarah Rafferty (Sydney St. James)

Sarah Rafferty is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. Her theatre credits include Gemini at Second Stage, You Never Can Tell with the Roundabout Theatre Company, and As You Like It at Shakespeare and Company. She has also performed in several radio dramas broadcast on NPR by L.A. Theatre Works. She has appeared on television in episodes of Law & Order, Walker, Texas Ranger, Third Watch, CSI: Miami, The District, Six Feet Under, The Practice, Tremors, Good Morning, Miami,CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Charmed, Second Time Around, Pepper Dennis, and Samantha Who? Her film credits include Trinity, Speakeasy, Football Wives, What If God Were the Sun?, and Four Single Fathers.

Ato Essandoh (Jamal)

Ato Essandoh was born in Schenectady, New York to Ghanaian parents. He attended Cornell University and studied at the Acting Studio under the tutelage of James Price. In television, he has guest-starred on Third Watch, Law & Order, Conviction, Lines of Fire, Commander-in-Chief, and Chappelle’s Show. He can be seen the films Garden State, Prime, Hitch, Saving Face, Brother’s Shadow, Rodger Dodger, Bloodmask, and Blood Diamond. Essandoh has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, including Tallboy Walking. His play Black Thang was produced at Manhattan Theatre Source, and was subsequently published in the popular anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003.

Nick Gregory (William Spence)

Nick Gregory is a native New Yorker and NYU graduate who followed in his father’s footsteps (Andre Gregory, My Dinner With Andre) as an actor, writer, and director. He can be seen in such films as The Attic, In Between, Heartbreak Hospital, Macbeth in Manhattan, Last Summer in the Hamptons, The Night Listener With Robin Williams and Kevin Bacon’s Loverboy. He has appeared on television in episodes of Sex and the City, A Woman Named Jackie, The Juice, Canterbury’s Law, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. His New York theater credits include the Broadway production of Prelude to a Kiss and Terrence McNally’s The Lisbon Traviata. He wrote and directed the feature film Love Thy Neighbor, released in 2004.

Cindy Cheung (Kari Mills)

Cindy Cheung is a UCLA and American Conservatory Theater graduate. Her film credits include Speed for Thespians, Robot Stories, Spider-Man 2, Red Doors, Lady in the Water, and Kung Fu Granny. She has appeared on such television shows as Seinfeld, Sex and the City, Jonny Zero, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, L&O: Svu, and Fringe. She has performed with the East West Players in Los Angeles, and is a proud founding member of Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company in New York. Other New York stage productions include the Lincoln Center workshop of The House of Bernarda Alba, Antigone, Masha No Home, Making Tracks, and The Winter’s Tale.