Though best known in LA for his work on television and screen, Jason is delighted to return to his first love, the stage, to inaugurate the Reprise! Series with Promises, Promises. His previous theatrical work includes the original Broadway companies of Merrily we Roll Along, The Rink, Broadway Bound, Accomplice and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway for which he won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award as Best Musical Actor. His television work includes the films Senior Trip, Favorite Son, and Bye Bye Birdie, guest appearances on Newhart, The Nanny and Dream On (Emmy nomination), regular appearances on the series E/R, Everything’s Relative and the animated series Duckman, host of the 1995 Emmy Awards, and of course his 8 season stint as George Costanza on Seinfeld which has earned him 6 Emmy nominations, 3 SAG awards, 2 American Comedy Awards and 2 Golden Globe nominations. Film career highlights: Pretty Woman, White Palace, Jacob’s Ladder, I Don’t Buy Kisses Anymore, The Paper, North, Dunston Checks In, For Better or Worse (which he also directed) and the newly released Fine Line feature Love! Valor! Compassion! His production company, Daeson Entertainment, keeps this producer/director/actor/writer forever busy save for his favorite roles, husband and dad, to Daena, Gabe and Noah.
made her Broadway debut in Piaf. Her Off Broadway credits include Nicky Silvers’ Fit To Be Tied, Jon Robin Baitz’s The End of The Day and Last Summer at Bluefish Cove for which Jean received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She reprised her role in Last Summer at Bluefish Cove in Los Angeles, and received a Dramalogue Award and the LADCC Award for her performance. Jean’s West coast credits include Los Angeles productions of Laughing Wild and Marvin’s Room as well as the San Francisco production of It Had To Be You (which garnered her the 1990 Bay Area Critics Award for Best Actress). TV credits include movies such as: The Yearling, The Yarn Princess, and the highly acclaimed Overkill. She was a series regular on HBO’s Maximum Security, Designing Women, and High Society. This fall, Jean will be starring in the new CBS series, Style and Substance. Feature films include: Flashpoint, Protocol, Homeward Bound, The Brady Bunch, and Mistress. She just finished principal photography on Odd Couple 2, scheduled for release later this year. Jean is a native of Seattle and resides in Los Angeles.
received raves as Dennis Dupree on the NBC series Hope & Gloria after portraying Jason Seaver for seven years on BAC’s Growing Pains, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He has received six Emmy Award nominations, including two for his writing and producing on the cult classic series Fernwood Tonite and another Best Actor nod. Television movies include USA’s recent Any Place But Home and the upcoming The Windsor Protocol for Showtime, as well as Disney’s Not Quite Human trilogy, NBC’s The Secret She Carried (Co-Exec. Producer) and Rubdown. Theatrical releases include Betrayal of the Dove, Obsessed, and And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird. He just completed an episode of the anthology series Outer Limits. The Alan Thicke Show made history in Canadian daytime television and led to his US late-night show Thicke of the Night. Other TV Hosting credits include the Emmy Awards, ABC’s Disney Parades, Showtime’s Comedy All-Stars, numerous pageants and special events and ABC’s Animal Crack-Ups series. He has written over 45 television theme compositions including Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes, and can be seen performing his concert and nightclub act annually in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He is currently at work on his humor book The Pregnant Father and has begun production as Host/Co-Executive Producer of the new Pictionary television series.
most recently played the role of Betty Schaefer in the Toronto production of Sunset Boulevard. She made her Broadway debut in City of Angels in the dual roles of Mallory and Avril, going on to re-create those roles in the Los Angeles production. Karen also starred as Cosette in the Los Angeles production of Les Miserables. Other West coast productions include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Strider, In Trousers and the L.A. Premiere of Runaways. TV credits include: Law and Order, Babylon 5, Renegade, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and the Disney TV movie, Double Switch. She has done numerous commercials and the recurring role of Clair on As The World Turns. A native of Southern California, Karen recently returned to LA after living in New York for the past three years. A special thanks to my parents for their constant love, support and encouragement, and for convincing me to move back home!
Mr. Martin is a most familiar face. That is because you see him…a lot. He has performed opera at Lincoln Center. He has appeared in a command performance in London and done much Broadway theatre as well. He currently appears on Seinfeld playing Jerry’s father. He appeared on Murder, She Wrote as an Irish born New York detective, Timothy Hanratty, as well as the Italian father of Joe Ragalbuto on Murphy Brown. Last year, Mr. Martin toured in the lead role of the new musical, Lunch, which was well received. He co-starred on Michael Landon’s last television movie, Us, playing Michael’s father. Mr. Martin has appeared in starring roles on almost every major television series such as The Tony Randall Show, St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, 96, The Golden Girls, The Odd Couple, Major Dad, Mama’s Family, and so on. Among Mr. Martin’s many Broadway shows are All American, How Now Dow Jones, Promises, Promises, The Roast, All Over Town, and Chicago directed by Bob Fosse and in which Mr. Martin created the role of Amos Hart (who sings the sad song “Mr. Cellophane”). Others may remember Mr. Martin for his starring role in the movie Arthur in which Liza Minnelli played his daughter. Also, in Charly, Mr. martin played Hank (the character that taunts Cliff Robertson in his Oscar winning performance). His most recent movie was Hero for Stephen Frears, starring Dustin Hoffman.
was last seen co-starring opposite Kevin Costner in Ron Sheltons’ Tin Cup. Other movies include Get Shorty with John Travolta, Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World, Stella, The Best of Times and the soon-to-be-released Second Wife. Broadway credits include Anything Goes at Lincoln Center (Theatre World Award) and named Most Promising Newcomer on Broadway by the New York Times, Sid Caesar on Broadway, Divine Madness and DeTour with Bette Midler, She Loves Me at the Berkshire Theatre Festiva, Pump Boys and Dinettes and Bargains at the Old Globe-San Diego, Pal Joey at the Huntington-Boston, Papermoon at the Papermill Playhouse-New Jersey, Living Dolls at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Callboard Theatre in Los Angeles, winning Best Actress Award-LA Weekly. Some TV credits include Alex Haley’s Queen, Texas Justice with Dennis Franz, Gypsy with Bette Midle, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, Touched By an Angel, The Gary Shandling Show and many pilots. Linda has also recorded over 12 albums with her Grammy Award winning family, “The Harts.”
On and Off Broadway appearances include the improvisational troupe “The Proposition,” Godspell, Joseph and The…you know what, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, New York Shakespeare Festival Productions of Alice in Concert, The Comedy of Errors and Aggamemnon. He appeared as The Setter (Jason’s role) in the National Company of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Mark Taper Forum Literary cabaret’s acclaimed production of Cabaret Verboten, a one man show Yahrzeit at The Santa Monica Playhouse, and most recently as Louis Howe in the musical Eleanor. Television audiences remember him best as Sonny Mann, the obnoxious, yet lovable piano player on It’s a Living. Recent TV appearances include Cybill and Dave’s World. Paul also directs for both stage and television (Dave’s World, Brotherly Love, The Building and this season’s Head Over Heels). He dedicates his performance to Adele and Irv and Will and Molly (his folks and his kids).
is widely known to TV audiences as “Cliff” from the IHOP commercials. However, he has an extensive stage background, including seven seasons with the Celveland Playhouse, where favorite shows included Tintypes, Tomfoolery, Robber Birdegroom, Cole, and A Funny Thing Happened…Other productions include Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, and Carmen. He also starred in a two and a half year run of Jacques Brel…which ran on Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, and is widely acknowledged as the show which saved historic theatres from the wrecking ball. Film credits include Odd Couple 2, Jack The Bear, Naked Gun 2 ½, and The Distinguished Gentleman. And he has appeared in numerous television series including Gun, Coach, Dream On, Cheers and Sisters to name a few. Recently he completed work on a Murder, She Wrote movie of the week starring Angela Lansbury, which will air in November. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Cliff has called L.A. home for the past 11 years.
has appeared in many feature films: Set it Off, Malevolence, That Was Then, This Is Now, The River, The Longest Yard, Apocalypse Now and Grey Lady Down, to name a few. Charlie’s television credits include In the House, The John Larroquette Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Other Mothers, Murder C.O.D., St. Elsewhere and Hill Street Blues. He is a regular on Ink. He has recurring roles on several series, such as Home Improvement, and was a series regular on Love & War, Night Court, and Buffalo Bill. Charlie has acted in over 80 plays. He is an instructor of Drama in high schools, workshops and in the Artist in Prison Program.
has starred in several television series including Fernwood 2Night, America 2Night, Access America, Real People, D.C. Follies and What’s Hot, What’s Not. He has also guest starred on Lois and Clark, Murphy Brown and Friends with recurring roles on Roseanne, Sister, Sister and Family Matters. Films include Roxanne, First Family, The Silver Streak, This is Spinal Tap, Sodbusters, Prehysteria 3 and Moving Violations. Theatre credits are Fred Willard Alone At Last! (with a cast of ten), Elvis and Juliet, Isn’t it Romantic, Little Murders and Anything Goes. Fred is an alumnus of Second City and a founding member of Ace Trucking Company Improv group. Fred can currently be seen singing and dancing in the movie Waiting For Guffman.
last appeared on Broadway as Wyatt in the original company of Crazy For You. While performing in the show, he was brought to LA to co-star as Tulsa opposite Bette Midler in the CBS special presentation of Gypsy. Jeff was also featured in the original Broadway company of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, where he first had the pleasure of working with Jason Alexander. He has toured nationally as Riff in West Side Story, Joe in song and Dance, and Tommy in The Music Man. Since arriving in LA, his film and television appearances include playing Danny Wright in Fox’s Honor Thy Father and Mother, The Mercedes Story opposite Jill Clayburgh and James Farentino, Stolecki in The Silencers with Jack Scalia, as well as appearing with Mel Brooks in Dracula—Dead and Loving It and guest starring on Baywatch Nights. Jeff is originally from Myrtle Beach, S.C. and attended N.C. School of the Arts and Philadelphia High School of Performing Arts.
A Puerto Rican-Italian performer born and trained in the New Yok City area, Kristie has accomplished many of her goals working in Los Angeles for the past 5 years. Recent film credits include: That Thing You Do, Selena, and George of the Jungle. Kristie is thrilled to be a part of Promises, Promises with Jason Alexander, and to be working again with Adam Shankman.
has assisted and danced for Adam Shankman in such films as: Boogie Nights, Edwards & Hunt, George of the Jungle, Anastasia, Flintstones, Casper and the soon-to-be-released A Life Less Ordinary. She has also performed on many television shows as well as theatre. She has performed improvisation with the LA Connection for three years and performed and wrote sketch comedy for Spy Session in theatres such as the Comedy Store Main Room and the Upfront Theatre. She has produced several theatre shows such as A Night of Comedy and Dance Goes to Hollywood. She recently and proudly was associate co-producer and assistant choreographer on Cosmo’s Tale.
made her Broadway debut as Ivy Vine in the short lived musical Honky Tonk Nights, appeared as Dolly Green in David Merrick’s successful Broadway show Oh! Kay, and performed the classic song “I’m Confessin” in the Tony Award-winning musical Black and Blue. She has appeared on television in the Great Performances version of Black and Blue, directed by Robert Altman, and other TV shows including All My Children, Loving, Kojak, The Today Show and various commercials. Her portrayal of Rachel Meados in Spike Lee’s film School Daze earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination. Kyme has also enjoyed roles in Ain’t Misbehavin, Anything Goes, Sophisticated Ladies, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Of Thee I Sing. “All thanks and praises to God.”
just finished doing Promises, Promises in New York with Martin Short and Christine Baranski. Broadway credits include Patsy and Polly in Crazy For You, and Abigail and Susan in Big. TV credits include Hope & Gloria, The Wayans Brothers and America’s Most Wanted. She works with The Groundlings, and has written and is starring in a new sketch comedy show with her husband, Dan.
Television credits include Third Rock From the Sun, Ellen and Mad TV, among others. Stage credits include starring in Visions and Lovers by Milton Katselas, Bye Bye Birdie, the original LA company of Beauty and the Beast, Other People’s Money, Sweet Charity, Mame, They’re Playing Our Song, and for two years she performed in the international tour of A Chorus Line, appearing as Cassie, Sheila and Judy. Last fall she was seen in the HBO feature The Dentist, and will soon be seen in the upcoming Adele Givens pilot.