Frost/Nixon announces full cast
The full cast has been announced for Frost/Nixon, the new play by Peter Morgan, directed by Michael Grandage, opening on Broadway this spring starring Frank Langella (as President Richard Nixon) and Michael Sheen (as Sir David Frost).
Frost/Nixon, which has received three Olivier Award nominations including Best New Play, opens on Broadway on 22 Apr 2007 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, following previews from 31 Mar and running through to 19 Aug 2007. This is a limited engagement for 20 weeks only.
In addition to Langella and Sheen, the cast features Remy Auberjonois (John Birt); Shira Gregory (Evonne Goolagong); Corey Johnson (Jack Brennan); Stephen Kunken (Jim Reston); Stephen Rowe (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace); Triney Sandoval (Manolo Sanchez); Armand Schultz (Bob Zelnick); Sonya Walger (Caroline Cushing).
Two-time Tony Award-winner Frank Langella plays Richard Nixon. His recent Broadway credits include Match, Fortuneï¿½s Fool (Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play), Present Laughter and The Father (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play). He also received the Best Featured Actor in a Play Tony Award for his role in Edward Albeeï¿½s Seascape. For television, his work includes ï¿½10.5 Apocalypse,ï¿½ ï¿½The Water Is Wide,ï¿½ and ï¿½Jason and the Argonauts;ï¿½ and for film, Superman Returns, Starting Out in the Evening and Good Night and Good Luck.
Michael Sheen plays David Frost. The award-winning actor can be seen currently in Peter Morganï¿½s film, The Queen, portraying Prime Minister Tony Blair (BAFTA nomination, Actor is a Supporting Role). He made his Broadway debut as the title character in Peter Shafferï¿½s Amadeus and his previous Donmar production was the award-winning Caligula (Evening Standard and Criticï¿½s Circle Awards for Best Actor, Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor). His other films include Dead Long Enough, The League of Gentlemenï¿½s Apocalypse, Kingdom of Heaven, Laws of Attraction, Bright Young Things, Underworld, The Four Feathers and Wilde.
Frost/Nixon recently transferred to Londonï¿½s West End following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse. Prior to coming to Broadway, the production is playing at the Gielgud Theatre through to 3 Feb 2007. Frank Langella and Michael Sheen have also each received Best Actor Olivier Award nominations for their roles in Frost/Nixon.
Frost/Nixon tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? The fast-paced new play shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental political interviews of all time.
Designs for Frost/Nixon are by Christopher Oram, with lighting by Neil Austin, and the music & sound score by Adam Cork. Video design is by Jon Driscoll.
Frost/Nixon will be produced on Broadway by Matthew Byam Shaw, Arielle Tepper Madover, Robert Fox and Act Productions.
Tickets go on sale to the general public via telecharge on 10 Feb 2007, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office opens on 12 Mar 2007.
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