Most recently played Matt in the World Premiere of Mr. Burns. A Post-Electric Play at The Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington, DC. On Broadway he originated the roles of Sir Bedevere, et. al. in Spamalot, Harlan Honn, et. al. in The Farnsworth Invention; and played Benny Southstreet in the 2009 revival of Guys & Dolls. Steve also played Nathan Detroit on the national tour. Recent Off-Broadway credits include Jacob Sherman in CQ/CX at the Atlantic Theater Company and Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher at New York Theater Workshop. He is a co-creator of the long-running comedy Don’t Quit Your Night Job. In concert he has appeared with the Collegiate Chorale in Knickerbocker Holiday (Alice Tully Hall) and The Mikado (Carnegie Hall). He has appeared regionally at La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Goodspeed, and others. Film: Arthur, Kevin’s Couch (LA Comedy Film Festival: Best Actor), Storytelling, Heavy Petting, Losing Control. TV: “Psych”; “Law and Order” (original flavor); “Law and Order: SVU”; “Masters of Sex; The Good Wife”; “Kings” and “Ed”. He occasionally stalks Mr. Rossmer in the middle of the night with a spatula for implying he doesn’t bathe properly.
Comes straight off his run in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher, where he originated the role of Ted. He is singer, songwriter and keyboardist for the rock band The Misconceptions and has performed numerously on and off-Broadway, in films and TV shows (Titanic, Fiddler on the Roof, “Losing Leah,” “Blue Bloods,” End of the Line, Robots, Barrymore Award nominee for Nerds, etc.). He is a pianist, violinist and guitar player, and violently allergic to cheese. With collaborator Dan Lipton, he has penned a number of musicals, including JOE!, notes to MariAnne, Rated P (recently Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre) and The Blonde Streak. They also write special material regularly for singers including Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara, who featured their song “They Don’t Let You In the Opera If You’re a Country Star” on her most recent album Always. Rossmer is author of the play When the Dog Comes Knockin’ at Your Door and the screenplay Pariss. Occasionally, he has nightmares of Steve Rosen coming into his room and attacking him with a spatula. He finds it terrifying.
(A Bunch of Other People/Drums)
Broadway: Godspell (“Bless the Lord”) National Tours: Mamma Mia! (Sophie u/s). NYC: Baby Case (NYMF), The Giver (NAMT). Chicago: Private Lives (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Baby (Lizzie, Actors Theatre Company). Regional faves: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Gertrude McFuzz (Gertrude), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Pickles), Hamlet (Ophelia), Phaedra (Aricia). Film: The Lake Effect; About Face. Many readings, workshops and concerts! Hannah is also an accomplished musician and food-taster, both of which have helped her get to where she is today. BFA, Western Michigan University. Twitter: @HannahElless
(Music Director, Keyboards, and A Bunch of People)
Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Elegies: A Song Cycle, Infinite Joy, The Burnt Part Boys, Ordinary Days, I Sing! Regional: Little Miss Sunshine, Nobody Loves You, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, The Memory Show. Writing Credits include: Lincoln Center Songbook’s Songs of Innocence and Experience and incidental music for New York Public Theatre’s As You Like It (both written with William Finn). Concerts: Leslie Kritzer, Lisa Howard, Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Dictionaries: Webster’s Children’s (holding a tuba).
(Bass/The Rest of the People)
is seriously thrilled to be thump-thumping behind these two monstrous talents. He first met Mr. Rossmer doing Titanic on Broadway and they cemented their friendship on the subsequent natl. tour where they penned a dozen or so alt/pop tunes, founding the immensely addictive musical genre known as “Pirate Rock”. Other New York appearances include Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story (playing that deceased rocker on Broadway and tour) and Crossing Brooklyn for The Transport Group. Ken’s also done a gazillion regional and touring productions including Hedwig and the Angry Inch in North Carolina and Annie in Seoul, Korea. Ken is down with OJC.
(A Lot of People)
is the co-creator, writer and star of the online series “Submissions Only” (www.submissionsonly.com) Broadway credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Legally Blonde (original companies). Off-Broadway: Ordinary Days, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Tatjana in Color, Cam Jansen. Regionally, Kate has worked at the Dallas Theater Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Engeman Theater, Skylight Opera Theatre, and St. Michael’s Playhouse. She is currently writing a children’s book about theater kids with collaborator Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Kate’s husband, Jeff Croiter, won a Tony Award in June for Best Lighting Design of a Play, which is just so cool.