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  • Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • Appeared in 'Bleacher Bums' at San Leandro California Conservatory Theater ( 1983 )
  • (1988, April - July) Appeared in the Neil Simon play "Broadway Bound" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California.
  • Biloxi Blues (1985). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by David Mitchell. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Lighting Design by Tharon Musser. Sound Design by Tom Morse. Directed by Gene Saks. Neil Simon Theatre: 28 Mar 1985- 28 Jun 1986 (524 performances + 12 previews that began on 19 Mar 1985). Cast: Matthew Broderick (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Randall Edwards (as "Rowena"), Barry Miller (as "Arnold Epstein"), Penelope Ann Miller [Broadway debut] (as "Daisy Hannigan"), Matt Mulhern (as "Joseph Wykowski"), Alan Ruck (as "Don Carney"), William Sadler [credited as Bill Sadler] (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"), Geoffrey Sharp (as "James Hennesey"), Brian Tarantina (as "Roy Selridge"). Standbys: Jim Fyfe (as "Don Carney/James Hennesey"), Greg Germann (as "Arnold Epstein/Eugene Morris Jerome"), Joan Goodfellow (as "Rowena"), Woody Harrelson [Broadway debut] (as "Joseph Wykowski/Roy Selridge"), Joyce O'Brien (as "Daisy Hannigan"), Geoffrey Sharp (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Jamey Sheridan (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"). Replacement cast during run: Jim Fyfe (as "Don Carney"), Zach Galligan (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Mark McDermott (as "Roy Selridge"), Mark Nelson (as "Arnold Epstein"), Bruce Norris (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Joyce O'Brien (as "Daisy Hannigan"), William Ragsdale (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), James Shanta [credited as James Anthony Shanta] (as "Joseph Wykowski"), Jamey Sheridan (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"), Jonathan Silverman (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Lisa Waltz (as "Daisy Hannigan"). Standbys: Bruce Norris (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Karen Sellon [credited as Karin Sellon] (as "Daisy Hannigan"), Holt Wilson (as "Joseph Wykowski/Roy Selridge"). Understudies: Dan Butler (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"), John Linton (as "Joseph Wykowski/Roy Selridge"), Jay Rubenstein (as "Arnold Epstein"), Adam Silbar (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Jon Tenney (as "Don Carney/Eugene Morris Jerome/James Hennesey"). Produced by Emanuel Azenberg. Produced in association with Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre (Robert Fryer, Artistic Director). Note: Filmed as Biloxi Blues (1988).
  • (April 15 to July 3, 1988) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "Broadway Bound," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Carole Shelley in the cast. Gene Saks was director.

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