The Cast
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    Carl Wallnau

    Willie Clark

    See our staff for full bio.

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    David Edwards

    Al Lewis

    CSC:  LIGHT UP THE SKY, THE MOUSETRAP, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, THE LEARNED LADIES, BITTERSUITE. Broadway/National Tour:  THE PRODUCERS, THE ROTHSCHILDS, BY JEEVES.  Off-broadway:  ROOM SERVICE, IONESCOPADE, THE FANTASTICKS, DR SEX & many others. Over 150 leading roles in regional productions of plays & musicals from Moliere to Sondheim. Film/TV:  *Belly," "The Fantasticks: Try to Remember," "Meshuggah-Nuns," "The Good Wife." Many cast recordings and a solo album "David Edwards Giving Voice," available on Amazon and iTunes. Award - winning theatre director. Visit www.davidedwardsonline.com.

  • Jason Silverman

    Ben Silverman

    Is delighted to be returning to The Sunshine Boys after last year's production at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Jaso has also performed with Carl and David in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at BRT. You may have seen his face or heard his voice in various commercials. He has also been a primetime guest co-host on TCM: Turner Classic Movies. Much love to Alyssa. After all this time? Always.  www.jasonsilverman.net

  • Emaline Williams

    Burlesque Nurse

    Is thrilled to return to the stages of Centenary Stage Company.  Her theatrical credits include:  NYC: Vampire Cowboys Theater Co. (Alice in Slasherland, GEEK!) NJ:  Centenary Stage Co. (Dracula, Hitler's Tasters), The Bickford Theatre (Accomplice), The Growing Stage (Tales from the Garden) & Alliance Repertory (Bluff, Trying). You can also check out Emaline this spring in Centenary Stage Company's production of "Turning" and in Dreamcatcher Rep's production of "Ways to Be Happy" as well as in the films "A Thousand Words" and "Hunter's Weekend" both currently streaming on Amazon Prime.  She would like to thank her fiance Christopher Young and the entire Young clan for their unyielding support and love as well as the entire cast and team of "The Sunshine Boys". Emaline received her BFA in theater performance from Ohio University and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. www.emalinewilliams.com.

    IG: Emaline Williams

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    Reva Jamison

    Registered Nurse

    An actress/singer, has enjoyed the opportunity to work Centenary Stage Company's production of The Sunshine Boys.  She has recently worked with Korai Production Independent Film "Deme" and played a supporting role in New York Theatre production of Rock A My Soul, with the Riant Theatre.  Reva is also a current cast member of the 4ever Tina Tribute Band as an Ikette.  She has received a B.S. in Dance and a master's in counseling from Brooklyn college. Reva has also been honored as an outstanding educator and received the 'Angela Zirpades Physical Education/Dance' award for the city of New York. Some of her accomplishments that she is most proud of is her attaining two 1st degree black belt in different styles of martial arts, her leadership roles of ministry for over 30 years at various places of worship. Reva is truly grateful for her two biggest supporters; her sons Eddie and Bryan. As well as the mentor-ship of two of her greatest teachers; June Lewis and Bishop Dr. Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood for their inspiration.

  • Gabriel Landes

    Eddie, TV Assistant

    Is a junior with a performance major at Centenary and is thrilled to be performing in his third equity show.  His previous credits include Merry Wives of Windsor (Abraham Slendor), The Ghost Train (Detective), She Kills Monsters (Steve), Enemy of the People (Townspeople), and Lucky Stiff (Dead Body). When Gabe's not acting, he has done lighting for Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q, Reasons to be Pretty, Apples in Winter, and Art.  He is also secretary and sings baritone in the Centenary CYC-Tones. He would like to thank Carl and Dani for this amazing opportunity. He would also like to thank his amazing friends and family for supporting his dreams! To the cast and crew: Break a leg!

  • Ryan Robert Washington

    Man, Patient

    Is a senior Theatre Arts Major at Centenary. Recent CSC credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), The Ghost Train, Hair and Enemy of the People. Favorite educational roles are Sir John Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor, Chuck Biggs in She Kills Monsters, and Editor Daily in The Cradle Will Rock. Thanks to Carl, Keith, and Dani for their mentorship. Love to Emily and his family.

  • Kevin Wehrhahn

    Directors Voice

    Is currently an intern with the Centenary Stage Company, and his full bio can be found at our staff. Recent CSC credits include Beauty and the Beast (The Beast), Merry Wives of Windsor (Doctor Caius), The Ghost Train (Assistant Director/understudy for Charles and Richard), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate). He is excited to be working with CSC's Young Audience Series this spring. Kevin has also recently done staged readings with The Growing Stage and Holmdel Theatre Company. Many thanks to the cast and crew. Enjoy the show!

Artistic Staff

Carl Wallnau (Artistic Director): See our staff for full bio.

Keith Baker (Director): trained under Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham at the Neighborhood Playhouse, under John Houseman and Michael Langham at Julliard and in advanced music studies at the University of Freiberg. Prior to joining BRT he was Artistic Director of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and the original Florida Repertory Theatre. In 2001 Keith was invited by the US State Department to collaborate with artistic directors in the country of Armenia. Subsequently he brought an original Armenian production of Forget Herostratus back to BRT.  He has directed over 90 productions of plays and musicals for BRT, among them: Gypsy (starring Tovah Feldshuh), The Pirates of Penzance, Dear World (nominated for three Barrymore Awards), Chicago (nominated for six Barrymore Awards), The Balkan Women (winner of the Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play), The Dresser (Barrymore Award nominated for Outstanding Direction of a Play), Pride & Prejudice, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Lost in Yonkers (nominated for two Barrymore Awards), Ragtime (nominated for nine Barrymore Awards), Rumors, Man of La Mancha, Working: A Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, The Sunshine Boys, and this season's Next to Normal. Keith's production of Jesus Christ Superstar won the Philadelphia Critics Association Award for Best Director. As an actor he won the Broadway World Award for Best Actor in a drama for Old Wicked Songs. He has been nominated 11 times and was twice the recipient of the Carbonell Awards for Best Actor. Keith has been Artistic Director of BRT for 28 years.

Ryan Robert Washington (Assistant Director): See cast bio above.

Danielle Constance (Stage Manager): CSC productions:  The Ghost Train, An Enemy of the People, Apples in Winter, Dracula, Hitler's Tasters, Art, The Learned Ladies, The Surrogate, Sherlock Holmes..., Start Down, The Nether, Then Came Each Actor, In The Car with Blossom and Len, Becky Shaw, Harvey, The English Bride, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Liar, Bad Dates, How to Pray, and Loose Knit. Dani is a member of Actors' Equity and The Stage Managers' Association. She has worked as stage manager, teaching artist and/or prop designer for: CSC, Writers Theatre of NJ, Luna Stage, The Bickford, Dreamcatcher Rep., Passage Theatre, The Growing Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, The NJ Governors' School, NJ Rep., Women's Theater Co., American Theater Group & The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture. She is honored to be married to actor/director/playwright, John Pietrowski.

Judy Snyder (Technical Director):  See our staff for full bio.

Matthew Imhoff (Scenic Design): returns to Centenary Stage Company after designing The Ghost Train. Selected Off-Broadway: A Modest Proposal (world premiere, Cherry Lane Theatre), Soot and Spit (New York Times Critics' Pick); Love and Yogurt, Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical, A Little Princess: A New Musical (Signature Theatre, U.S. premiere), Disney's High School Musical, Frankenstein (now in its fourth year).  Additional: Proof, Rabbit Hole, Hamlet, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Anna in the Tropics, Scenic Supervision for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live national tours. Matthew is the recipient of the New Hampshire Theatre Alliance's 2018 award for Best Lighting Design for his work on Forty Second Street. MFA: Michigan State University. BA: Luther College.  www.matthewimhoff.viewbook.com

Ed Matthews (Lighting Design):  See our staff for full bio.

Martin Kolb (Sound Design):  is proud to be the sound designer for his seventeenth show and his second show with Centenary Stage Co.  Martin studied at Messiah College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Digital Media and minors in Congregational Ministries and Theatre.  Recent sound design credits include Infidel, The Tempest, A Night of Dark Intent, Tracks, and Eurydice.  Other credits include; Is He Dead? (Assistant Stage Manager), ConFINDence (Lighting Designer), The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Actor, Mr. Beaver), and Twelfth Night (Actor, Sir Andrew Aguecheek). Soli Deo Gloria.

Meghan Reeves (Costume Design): is happy to join the Centenary Stage Company for her first show!  She holds Costuming and Fashion degrees from the University of Delaware, as well as a Masters in Education from Rutgers University.  She has been making costumes since high school, and has costumed for many theaters across New Jersey, including Count Basie Theater, Algonquin Arts Theater and Axlerod Performing Arts Center.  She is looking forward to many more wonderful productions and creative opportunities at Centenary Stage Company!

Maxine Spann (Sound Board Operator)

Anna Summitt (ASM, Deck Chief)

Sydney Fucito (ASM, Light Board Operator)

Shannon Goldstein (Stage Crew, Props)

Jibril Shabazz-Scott (Stage Crew)

Jeremy Ashton (Light Board Operator)
Casey Giblin (Wardrobe)
Centenary University Theatre Department Technical Class (Carpenters)

 

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