(Note: the actors' major roles are listed beside their name. All played multiple parts).
Julia Barnett (Madame La Marliere) studied at Anderson University (Music and Theater) and at the Tanglewood Music Institute. She has appeared on TV in Queens Supreme, Law and Order, SVU and Ed. She has appeared in the films Coyote Ugly and Funny Valentine. She has appeared on the New York Stage in Scruples, Rapunzel, Company and Rockshow, and in regional theater in Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth), Grease (Sandy) and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Aaron Berk (Chevalier de Bretillac) holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch. His most recent credits include Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Syracuse Stage), Chaim in To Paint the Earth (Premieres), Phil in The Woman Upstairs (NYMF), and Frankie in .22 Calliber Mouth (The O'Neill Center). He has toured Europe with Hair and The Rocky Horror Show.
Steven Crossley (Duke of Bedford) appeared most recently in Guantanamo off-Broadway. He has recently done Measure for Measure at the National Theatre in London and Hamlet (Riverside Studios ). New York productions include The Divine Orlando; The Pixie Led; La Ronde; and The Chairs. Film and television credits: Prime Suspect 3; Inspector Morse; Secret Futures; Plastic Man; Cruel Train; A Merry War; The Professionals; Message for Posterity.
Marissa Ill (the Marquise) played Hester Worsley in A Woman of No Importance at Westport (CT) Community Theatre, Maria in The Sound of Music at CHS in Trumbull, CT, and Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly also at CHS. She appeared in Fast Forward, a National anti-drug video for television. She wrote the script for and played the lead in the independent film Lost in Flushing. She also tours internationally with her two sisters as the singing group The Warrior Poetes, most recently in El Salvador.
Sally Kemp (The Old Marquise/Madame de R---) has performed on Broadway in Advise and Consent (dir. Franklin Schaffner) and The First Gentleman (dir. Tyrone Guthrie), Off-Broadway in She Stoops to Conquer, (The Pearl Theater and Kings and Prophecies (Lincoln Center/ Avery Fisher Hall); her regional credits include The Duchess of Malfi and Richard III (Mark Taper Forum); The Importance of Being Earnest (Va. Stage Co.) and My Fair Lady (West Va. Public Theatre); she appeared on TV in Ed, Days of Our Lives, and in a two-year recurring role in Dynasty. She has appeared in the TV mini-series Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man, and in film in Communion and Gable & Lombard.
Timur Kocak (Lelio) was trained at the Poor School in London. His most recent New York theater credits include: Trinculo in The Tempest, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Athos in The Three Musketeers (all with The Actors Shakespeare Company), Coriolanus (title role) and Estragon in Waiting for Godot. Among his London credits are: Hot Stuff (West End), Romeo and Juliet (UK Tour), The Exhibitionists (Best British Production Award, Edinburgh 1999), Airbase (RSC Fringe) and the Dauphin in Henry V. He has appeared on Law and Order: SVU and the recent film, The Egoists.
Mark Bradley Miller (vicomte de Larrieux) has appeared in the films Give My Regards to Wall Street, Double Platinum and Story of a Bad Boy. New York theater: The Woman Upstairs, Prince /Wolf in Into the Woods, Tony in West Side Story. Tours: South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast and The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Regional theater: Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Titanic (Andrews), Funny Girl (Nick Arnstein), Parade (Dorsey), Camelot (Lancelot u/s), Baby (Nick), Superstar (Pilate), and the title role in Phantom.
Lori Pieper (writer) received her Ph.D. in history from Fordham University. A graduate of the Act One: Writing for Hollywood program, she has written a number of screenplays with historical settings, including Till We Have Faces, based on the novel by C. S. Lewis, and Aurora, based on the story of Sleeping Beauty. She is also the author of many articles in popular periodicals and scholarly journals. Some of her translations from the Italian have been published in the book The Smiling Pope: John Paul I, Life and Writings.
Nicola Riske (Sophie/Madame Beranger/Little Lucien) recently appeared in Maria Irene Fornes Fefu and Her Friends at The Culture Project / 45 Below. Other favorite credits include Big Kids, and The Chaos Theories (both Shotgun Productions), Jelly-Love and Peanut Butter (Manhattan Theatre Source), Keanu Reeves' Hamlet (Manitoba Theatre Centre), The Outsiders (dir. Will Frears), The Bluebird (dir. Annie Dorsen) (both WTF), Romeo & Juliet (dir. Rosey Hay). Television: All My Children. www.nicolariske.com.
Jennifer Roszell (the comtesse de Ferrieres) graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. Her theater credits include roles in Media Amok, When We Dead Awaken, The Servant of Two Masters, School for Wives, I'm Not Rappaport, Man and Superman, and The Miracle Worker (Berkshire Theater Festival) and Cellini (Off Broadway). On TV she has been in Guiding Light, Law and Order, SVU, and the mini-series Paramour.
Joris Stuyck (Richelieu) has worked as an actor for more than 20 years in Europe and on both coasts of the US. Theatre roles include Micky in The Normal Heart at London's Royal Court Theatre and Count Dracula at the Muhlenberg Theatre in Pennsylvania. He recently appeared in Guantánamo: Honour Bound to Defend Freedom at the Culture Project in Greenwich Village. For film and TV credits go to www.imdb.com.