Bios

Rhys Ifans

as Atticus Finch

Theatre credits include a critically-acclaimed performance in On Bear Ridge (Royal Court Theatre), Exit the King (National Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Old Vic), and King Lear (Old Vic). Further stage credits include Don Juan in Soho, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Badfinger (Donmar Warehouse), Volpone, Under Milk Wood (National Theatre), Beautiful Thing (Duke of York’s), Thyestes (Royal Court Theatre) and Poison Pen (Royal Exchange Theatre).

His film credits include Notting Hill, Official Secretes, Dominion, Snowden, Under Milk Wood, Len and Company, The Five-Year Engagement, Serena, Another Me, The Amazing Spider Man, Anonymous, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Greenberg, The Boat That Rocked, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Hannibal Rising: Once Upon A Time in the Midlands, Human Nature, Hotel, The Shipping News, The Replacement.

He is soon to appear in the historical comedy drama Misbehaviour and as Rasputin in Kingsman: The Great Game.

AARON SORKIN

(PLAYWRIGHT)

Broadway and Off-Broadway: A Few Good Men (Broadway debut; John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Playwright), Making Movies, The Farnsworth Invention. Film: Molly’s Game (director and writer; Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, and Writers Guild Award nominations for Best Screenplay), Steve Jobs (Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay), Moneyball (Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Writers Guild Award nominations for Best Screenplay), The Social Network (Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Writers Guild awards for Best Screenplay), Charlie Wilson’s War (Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay), The American President (Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay), Malice, A Few Good Men (Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay). Television: Writer and producer of The Newsroom, The West Wing (Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for four consecutive seasons, Golden Globe, Humanities Prize), “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Sports Night” (Television Critics’ Award for Best Comedy, Humanitas Prize).

BARTLETT SHER

(DIRECTOR)

Lincoln Center Theater (Resident Director): South Pacific (Tony Award; also London and Australia); the current My Fair Lady, Oslo (Obie Award, Tony Award for Best Play; also National Theatre, London), The King and I (also London), Golden Boy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award nominations); Blood and Gifts; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Drama Desk Award), The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Waste (Obie Award for Best Play), Cymbeline (Callaway Award; also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Previously Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre (2000–2009), Company Director for the Guthrie Theater, and Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage Company. Opera: Roméo et Juliette (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg, Milan, Chicago); Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Baden Baden, Metropolitan Opera), Otello, Il Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera). He currently serves on the board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

MIRIAM BUETHER

(SCENIC DESIGN)

Broadway: Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women (Tony Award nomination); The Children (also Costume Design); A Doll’s House, Part 2. West End: The Jungle, Sunny Afternoon, Chariots of Fire, Bend it Like Beckham, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Father. Recent credits include Escaped Alone (Royal Court Theatre, BAM); The Children, Cock, Love and Information (Royal Court Theatre); Machinal, Albion, Boy (Almeida Theatre); Earthquakes in London, The Effect (National Theatre); The Trial, Wild Swans (Young Vic); Anna Nicole, Boris Godunov, Il Trittico: Suor Angelica (Royal Opera House).Two-time Olivier Award nominee and winner of the Evening Standard Award, Critics Circle Award, Hospital Club Creative Award, and the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.

ANN ROTH

(COSTUME DESIGN)

Ann Roth is a Tony Award-winning costume designer with over 100 Broadway and feature film design credits. Select design credits include the original Broadway productions of The Odd Couple, Purlie, Seesaw, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, They’re Playing Our Song, Hurlyburly, The House of Blue Leaves, The Book of Mormon, and The Nance (Tony Award). Additional theatre includes The Iceman Cometh, Carousel, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, The Front Page, Shuffle Along…, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, This Is Our Youth, and A Raisin in the Sun. Film credits include The English Patient (Academy Award), The Post, Julie & Julia, The Reader, Doubt, Mamma Mia!, Cold Mountain, The Hours, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Birdcage, Klute, Working Girl, Silkwood, 9 to 5, Hair, and Midnight Cowboy. Roth was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2011.

JENNIFER TIPTON

(LIGHTING DESIGN)

Recent work includes A Doll’s House, Part 2; David Cale’s We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time (Goodman Theatre); Roméo et Juliette (Metropolitan Opera); Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet (The Bolshoi Theatre); Shen Wei’s Neither (BAM); and Richard Nelson’s Uncle Vanya (Hunter College). Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She has received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, the Jerome Robbins Prize, and the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists Gracie Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow. She is a two-time Tony Award winner.

SCOTT LEHRER

(SOUND DESIGN)

Recent credits include Carousel; Hello, Dolly!; Illyria; The Front Page; The Gabriels; Shuffle Along…; Fiddler on the Roof; Dames at Sea; The King and I (also London); Living on Love; Honeymoon in Vegas; Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance; Love Letters; A Raisin in the Sun; Betrayal; Lucky Guy; South Pacific (first Tony Award for Sound Design); Death of a Salesman; The Apple Family Plays: Scenes from Life in the Country; and over 60 City Center Encores! productions including Chicago. Recordings include An American in Paris (Grammy Award nomination), Loudon Wainwright’s High Wide and Handsome (Grammy Award), and Meredith Monk’s mercy. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he currently teaches at Hunter College and was on the faculty of Bennington College from 2002-2013.

ADAM GUETTEL

(ORIGINAL SCORE)

is a composer/lyricist. Theatre includes The Light In the Piazza (2005; Tony Award for Best Original Score; Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album; cast album on Nonesuch Records), Floyd Collins (1996 at Playwrights Horizons; Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Obie Award for Best Music; cast album on Nonesuch Records), and Saturn Returns (1998 at The Public Theater; recorded by Nonesuch Records as Myths and Hymns). Other awards include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005). He received an honorary doctorate from Lehman College in 2007.