Associate Artists

Associate Artists are integral members of the Barrington Stage Company theatre family who have made extraordinary contributions to the theatre. They have helped the theatre accomplish its mission, both by collaborating on top-notch work at BSC and by fostering a close relationship with the community. Associate Artists are part of the artistic team and help by suggesting plays and musicals to be produced, by developing new work on both the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and St. Germain Stage and by consulting with the Artistic Director on various projects, both artistic and educational. This award was established in 2010 and the inaugural artists were composer/lyricist William Finn, actor/director Christopher Innvar and playwright Mark St. Germain.

Mark H. Dold

Actor

13 seasons from 2004-2017. Shows include: Cyrano; The Importance of Being Earnest; Ring Around The Moon; Black Comedy; Private Lives; Laramie Project-Ten Years Later; Freud’s Last Session; Much Ado About Nothing; Breaking The Code; Shining City; His Girl Friday; Love Letters. Mark has work in other regional theatre from coast to coast. Most recently in Cloud Nine at Hartford Stage. He has appeared on and off Broadway. His on screen appearances include guest staring roles on Person of Interest; Chicago P.D., every version of Law & Order including C.I. and Dick Wolf’s Conviction; Third Watch; Gossip Girl, It Could Be Worse; and many years recurring on All My Children. He has a Connecticut Critics Circle Award and a San Diego Critic Award. Mark is a graduate of Boston University and The Yale School of Drama, Carole Dye Award. He is a member of The Actors Center.

John Rando

Director

John Rando (Director): BSC productions: The Pirates of Penzance, On The Town, and Guys And Dolls. Broadway: On The Town (Tony Nomination), Penn And Teller, Urinetown (Tony Award and Outer Critic’s Circle Award), The Wedding Singer, A Thousand Clowns, and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. With City Center Encores!, he directed Little Me, Superman, On The Town, Damn Yankees, Face The Music, Of Thee I Sing, Pajama Game, Do Re Mi, and Strike Up The Band. His many Off-Broadway credits include Lives Of The Saints, The Heir Apparent (Callaway Award), All In The Timing (Obie Award), The Toxic Avenger, among others.

Joshua Bergasse

Choreographer

Joshua Bergasse’s BSC credits include: The Pirates of Penzance (Berkie Award), On the Town, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, World Goes Round and West Side Story. Broadway credits: On the Town (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominations, Astaire Award) and Gigi. Off Broadway credits: Sweet Charity (The New Group), Cagney (Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Bomb-itty of Errors and Captain Louie. Bergasse is the 2012 Emmy Award-winning choreographer of NBC’s musical drama Smash. Other choreography credits include: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox), It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman! and Little Me (Encores!), and The Sound of Music and Guys and Dolls (Carnegie Hall). As Director/Choreographer: Hazel (Drury Lane) and West Side Story (NCT). Bergasse has been either a guest choreographer or guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, NYU, Marymount Manhattan, Kean University, Indiana University, James Madison University, Shenandoah University and the UC Irvine satellite program.

Darren R. Cohen

Musical Director

Darren R. Cohen has music directed 17 productions at Barrington Stage including Pirates of PenzanceKiss Me, KateOn the Town,Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Mack & Mabel, and Follies. Representative New York credits include A Chorus Line, Chicago, Fosse, Carnegie Hall (w/Michael Feinstein), Make Me A Song, Zombie Prom, Carnival, A…My Name Is Still Alice, The Fantasticks, And the World Goes ‘Round, NunsenseShow Me Where the Good Times Are. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Playhouse,George Street Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Center Stage – Baltimore, Studio Theatre (Washington DC), Coconut Grove Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, San Jose CLO, The MUNY, Kansas City Starlight, Westport Playhouse, Bristol Riverside Theatre, and the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. Musical Director for ANOC (Assoc. of National Olympic Committee Gala for NBC Sports). Cohen authored The Complete Professional Audition (Random House),and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.  Please visit:  www.darrenRcohen.com

Renee Lutz

Production Stage Manager

Renee Lutz has been a production stage manager with Barrington Stage since the company was founded in 1995. 50+ BSC productions (American Son, Kiss Me, Kate, On the Town, Fiddler…, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Follies, Funny Girl, Crucible, South Pacific, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, etc. ). Venues include Hartford Stage, Goodspeed, Signature, Theatre for a New Audience, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, NY Public Theatre, La Jolla, Primary Stages, the Wein Festwochen, the Royal Shakespeare Festival, and national tours. She is a trustee of historic FDNY fireboat John J. Harvey. Her work honors her father, Ross Lutz. As always, her best credit and longest run is her husband, actor Gordon Stanley.

Debra Jo Rupp

Actor

BSC: Love Letters, Kimberly Akimbo; Dr. Ruth, All the Way; To Kill a Mockingbird; Ring Round the Moon and Project Laramie. Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner. Off Broadway: Becoming Dr. Ruth (Nom: Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Conn Critics Cir); A Girl’s Guide to Chaos; Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune; The Butcher of Baraboo (Judith Ivey, Second Stage). Recent regional: Deathtrap (Berkshire Theater Group), Madagascar (Chester), Annapurna (Rob Ruggiero, TheaterWorks Hartford), True West, A Flea in Her Ear (John Rando, Williamstown). Film credits include Big, Clockwatchers, Sgt Bilko, She’s Out of My League and over 200 television appearances, most notably That ‘70s Show, Seinfeld, Friends, Hart of Dixie, Better With You. Debra most recently shot a tv pilot with Candace Bergen and reunited with Ashton and Danny on The Ranch last week.

Christopher Innvar

Actor/Director

A native of Huntington NY. Chris attended the United States Naval Academy and Syracuse University. BSC: The Game, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Ring Round The Moon, Private Lives, Carousel, A Streetcar Named Desire, Absurd Person Singular, The Crucible, Much Ado About Nothing, His Girl Friday. Directing: The Other Place, The Whipping Man, Shining City and Mark St. Germain’s Period Piece/Collyer Brothers and Camping With Henry and Tom. Broadway: Victor/Victoria, Les Miserables, The Three Penny Opera, 110 In The Shade, The People In The Picture, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and The Snow Geese. Off Broadway projects include the title role in Floyd Collins at Playwright’s Horizons, recorded on Nonesuch Records, NYSF’s King Lear at the Delacorte, Atlantic Theatre, Vineyard, Transport Group, Red Bull, MTC and Lincoln Center. Most recent acting work playing Banquo in Dan Sullivan’s Macbeth at Berkeley Rep opposite Conleth Hill and Frances McDormand. Other regional work at Steppenwolf, Guthrie, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Wilma and more. He is an affiliated artist with The Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC. His latest play Turtles will be published in a compilation of short plays for teens by Applause Books in June of 2017.

Brian Prather

Scenic Designer

Brian Prather has designed for Barrington Stage Company for over a decade with more than 30 BSC productions to his credit. Designs include the premieres of American Son, Freud’s Last Session and Becoming Dr. Ruth, as well as productions of Breaking the Code, A Streetcar Named Desire, The North Pool, I Am My Own Wife, Fully Committed, A Picasso, Thief River, and premieres of musicals including The Burnt Part Boys, The Memory Show, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, Poolboy, and many others. Brian has also taken BSC to New York and beyond, designing the Off-Broadway productions of The Burnt Part Boys, The Memory Show, and Becoming Dr. Ruth, as well as designing the long-running Off-Broadway production of Freud’s Last Session, which he also designed in LA, Detroit, Houston, and Chicago (which won the Jeff Equity Best Set Design: Midsize award). Other Off-Broadway credits include the premiere of Patrick Barlow’s new adaptation of A Christmas Carol at St. Clements, and productions with Playwrights Horizons, TACT, The Transport Group, 59E59, and Prospect Theatre Co. among others. Regional and other credits include productions at The Alley Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, TheaterWorks-Hartford, Virginia Rep., Delaware Theatre Co., The Hangar Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, Penguin Rep., the Rubicon, and the Chung-mu Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea. Brian was also recently nominated for an Emmy Award (New England region) for the design of “The Kate” live music series with Connecticut Public Television. Brian has taught design as full-time faculty at Alvernia University and Ithaca College, as well as serving as guest artist at NYU, Emerson College, and The Hartt School.

Gretchen Egolf

Actor

At BSC: Much Ado About NothingGoing to St. Ives, Private Lives and A Picasso. Gretchen began acting as a child in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She moved to New York to attend The Juilliard School and has been living and working in New York and Los Angeles ever since. As her television and film career began blossoming, her work in the theater, both on and off Broadway, has remained a constant. On stage, Gretchen has appeared on Broadway in Jackie (also in the West End) and Ring Round the Moon (Lincoln Center on Broadway) and off-Broadway in More Lies About Jerzy (Vineyard Theater) and All this Intimacy (Second Stage), among others. Regionally, in addition to her Barrington Stage appearances, she has played Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Guthrie Theater, Rosalind in As You Like It at the Pittsburgh Public, Emma in Betrayal at the Huntington Theater, Hannah in Arcadia at ACT, and many others over the years. In film, she has appeared in Mira Nairʼs The Namesake, Anthony Minghellaʼs The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Robert Redfordʼs Quiz Show, among others. Her television appearances include series regular roles as Katie Vasser on “Journeyman” and Amy Dylan on “Martial Law,” to her recurring characters, Vanessa Whittaker on “Roswell” and ADA Gill on “Law and Order, SVU.” She starred opposite Brad Garrett in the Jackie Gleason biopic Gleason for CBS and opposite John Stamos in The Two Mr. Kissels for Lifetime, and has guest starred in numerous other shows including “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Lie to Me,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI:Miami,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Medium,” “NCIS,” “Without a Trace,” “Law and Order,” and others. Gretchen studies and teaches the Michael Chekhov acting technique. She attended the Juilliard School. For more information: gretchenegolf.com.

Jeff McCarthy

Actor

At BSC: Broadway Bounty HunterMan of La ManchaSouthern ComfortAll My Sons, Sweeney Todd, Follies, Mack & Mabel and a staged reading of Kunstler. Broadway: Chicago (Billy Flynn), Urinetown (Lockstock), The Grinch Who…(Grinch), The Pirate Queen (Dubdhara), Side Show (Terry), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Smile (Big Bob), Zorba (Niko), The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King). L.A.: Les Misérables (Javert), The Three Sisters (Vershinin), Search and Destroy (Martin), A Little Night Music (Frederick), City of Angels (Stone). Off Broadway: Southern Comfort (The Public Theater), Sympathetic Magic (Second Stage), Dream True (Vineyard), On the 20th Century (York). Regional: My Fair Lady (Guthrie), Kunstler (Hudson Stage), Fox on the Fairway (Signature Theater,) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ( Virginia Rep), Mame (Kennedy Center), Spamalot (Casa Mañana), You, Nero (Berkeley Rep), Oliver (Arena Stage), The Price and The Front Page (Long Wharf), The Beggar’s Opera (Santa Fe Opera), Henry lV part 1 & 2 (Indiana Rep), Bed and Sofa (Wilma Theater), Arms and the Man (Huntington), A Lie of the Mind (Denver Center), Bedroom Farce (Center Stage), The Misanthrope (Guthrie), Buried Child and Pantegleize (ACT, San Francisco), Henry IV (Indiana Rep.), Sunday in the Park (Seattle Rep), A Lie of the Mind (Denver Center). International: Iphenigia inAulis (AthensTheater Center), Lady Be Good ( La Fenice, Italy) TV: “Elementary”, “The Good Wife”, “Schweitzer” (title role), “Letterman”, “Love Monkey,” “Star Trek: TNG” and “Voyager,” “Ed,” “Law & Order(s),” “Cheers,” “Designing Women,” “L.A. Law,” “In the Heat of the Night.” Film: Starting Out in the Evening, Consent, RoboCop 2, Eve of Destruction, Rapid Fire, Cliffhanger. Jeff is the voice of the great Chuck Jones’ creation, Michigan J. Frog.

Scott Pinkney

Lighting Designer

Scott Pinkney has designed more than 30 productions for The Barrington Stage Company since 2003, including American Son, Camping With Henry And Tom, The Best of Enemies, The Whipping Man, The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, Carousel, Uncle Vanya, Follies, West Side Story and Ring Round the Moon. He was represented on Broadway by Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award winning Torch Song Trilogy. Off-Broadway credits include Mark St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth, Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent, Mark Medoff’s The Majestic Kid, the original production of Ken Ludwig’s Divine Fire, The US Premier of Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant, and the world premier of Morris West’s The World is Made of Glass. Among Scott’s many regional credits are; Don Juan for the Denver Center (Denver Drama Critics Award), Ulysses On Bottles (IRNE Nomination) for Israeli Stage, Balkan Women for Bristol Riverside Theatre (Barrymore Award Nomination), Comedy of Errors for Commonwealth Shakespeare (Elliot Norton Award), My Fair Lady for TheatreVirginia (Phoebe Award), Don Giovanni for NEC Opera, The Whipping Man and Freud’s Last Session for New Repertory Theatre, Melinda Lopez’ MALA for ArtsEmerson, Secret Garden for the Olney Theatre and Larry Gatlin’s Texas Flyer for TUTS. Internationally, he has designed for Singapore Rep and The Club Mohamed-Ali in Cairo. Scott is a Professor at Emerson College in Boston. His design company, Pinkney Associates, LLC, counts among its clients, IBM, The Smithsonian Institution and BMW.

Mark St. Germain

Playwright

For BSC: Camping With Henry and Tom (2016, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards), Dancing Lessons (2014), Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah (2013), Dr. Ruth, All the Way (2012), The Best of Enemies (2011), Freud’s Last Session (2009/2010), The Collyer Brothers/Period Piece (2008), The God Committee (2004), and Ears on A Beatle (2003). The Best of Enemies received its world premiere on the Mainstage at BSC in 2011 and became the theatre’s best-selling play of all-time. His newest play, Relativity, premiered at Theaterworks in Hartford starring Richard Dreyfus (2016). Mark wrote Freud’s Last Session, which became Barrington Stage Company’s longest running play and moved Off-Broadway where it played for two years. Other plays include Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap,and Forgiving Typhoid Mary With John Markus, Mark wrote the musical comedy The Fabulous Lipitones. Mark co-wrote the screenplay for Carroll Ballard’s Warner Brothers film, Duma. He directed and produced the documentary My Dog, An Unconditional Love Story, featuring Richard Gere, Lynn Redgrave and Glenn Close among many others, which was shown on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Television credits include Writer and Creative Consultant for The Cosby ShowLife Stories and Dick Wolf’s Crime and Punishment. With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals The Gifts of the Magi and Johnny Pye and the Foolkille, both premiering at the Lambs Theatre, NY. His musical, Stand By Your Man, The Tammy Wynette Story, was created for Nashville’s Ryman Theater and has toured nationally. Mark wrote the children’s book Three Cups, illustrated by April Willy and published by Thomas Nelson. He is member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writer’s Guild East. Mark is also a Founding Board Member of the Barrington Stage Company.

William Finn

Composer/Lyricist/Artistic Producer of the Musical Theatre Lab

For BSC: Romance in Hard Times (Book by Rachel Sheinkin, 2014), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2004 and 2008) and Falsettos (2003); Since 2006, the Artistic Producer of BSC’s acclaimed Musical Theatre Lab. Under his mentorship, 11 world premiere musicals and 6 workshops have been produced: The Burnt Part Boys, Travels with My Discontent, Disorder: A Mother/Daughter Vaudeville, Funked Up Fairy Tales, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, My Scary Girl, See Rock City and Other Destinations, Pool Boy, The Memory Show, Mormons, Mothers and Monsters, The Black Suits, Southern Comfort, Romance in Hard Times, The Golem of Havana, Presto Change-O and Broadway Bounty Hunter. He has written/composed In Trousers (L.A. Drama Critics Award), Falsettos (two Tony Awards: Best Book [with James Lapine] and Best Original Score), March of the Falsettos (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical, L.A. Drama Critics Award), Falsettoland (two Drama Desk Awards and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical), Romance in Hard Times (Public Theater), A New Brain (Lincoln Center/Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical) and Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center). Finn wrote the lyrics to Graciela Daniele’s Tango Apasionado (music by the great Astor Piazolla); with Michael Starobin, the music to James Lapine’s version of The Winter’s Tale; with Vadim Feichtner the music to Mark Lamos’ production of As You Like It (Delacorte Theatre in Central Park). He graduated from Williams College, where he was awarded the Hutchinson Fellowship in Musical Composition, and currently teaches a weekly master class at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. His most recent projects include Little Miss Sunshine (book by James Lapine, La Jolla Playhouse), Elegies, A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which was created, workshopped and premiered at Barrington Stage Company before taking New York by storm, winning two Tony Awards and running more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. Spelling Bee has been produced nationally and internationally as well and is currently one of the most performed musicals in the United States according to Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Pat McCorkle

Casting

McCorkle Casting LTD is pleased to be named “Associate Artist” and casting actors for Barrington Stage for 14 years. Broadway: Over 50 productions including; On The Town, Amazing Grace, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over The cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, She Loves Me, A Few Good Men. Off Broadway: Highlights; Clever Little Lies, Sheer Madness, Tribes, Our Town (Barrow Street)Freud’s Last Session, Toxic Avenger, Almost Maine, , Driving Miss DaisyFeature film: “Premium Rush”, “Ghost Town”, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, “School Ties”, etc. Television: “Twisted”, “St. George”, “Sesame Street”, “Hack”, “Californication”, “Max Bickford”, “Chapell’s Show”, “Strangers with Candy”, “Barbershop” etc. www.mccorklecasting.com

Charlie Siedenburg

Berkshire Press Director

Charlie Siedenburg joined the Barrington Stage family in 2005 and has represented over 80 BSC productions.   His work had led to features in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Boston GlobeUSA Today, and American Theatre Magazine. He began working as a publicist in 1990 at the Barn Theatre in August, MI, working with folks like Marin Mazzie and Tom Wopat.  His many PR credits include the Metropolitan Opera (Live in HD), Paper Mill Playhouse (1999-2004), George Street Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Long Wharf Theatre, and Two River Theatre Company.  Charlie is personal publicist to Broadway’s Leslie Kritzer and Patrick Page.  Charlie serves as National Press Rep for Chautauqua Theater Company, Project Shaw, Surflight Theatre, and Wagner College Theatre. Charlie is a 1995 Theatre/Arts Administration graduate of Wagner College on Staten Island, where he currently teaches Theatre Appreciation.