Fordham, Drama Desk to Hold Panel on Broadway ActingContact: Patrick Verel
Drama Desk and Fordham University will present a panel discussion featuring stars of screen and television discussing their Broadway debuts.
"Making My Broadway Debut"
Monday, June 17th
Pope Auditorium, Lincoln Center campus
The panel will be moderated by Robin Milling, Drama Desk member and the host of Milling About on Blogtalk Radio
, and will feature:
Richard Schiff, who made his Broadway debut in the 2012-2013 season in "Glengarry Glen Ross" as George Aaronow, and is best known for playing White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on "The West Wing" for seven seasons.
Richard Kind, the 2013 Drama Desk award winner for "The Big Knife." He made his Broadway debut in "The Tale of The Allergist's Wife" in 2000. He is best known for playing Paul Lassiter on "Spin City" for six seasons, and as Dr. Mark Devanow on "Mad About You" for seven seasons.
Keala Settle, who appeared in the original Broadway cast of "Hands on a Hardbody" as gospel-infused Norma Valverde after making her debut in the ensemble of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." On tour, she has performed the roles of Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray" and Bloody Mary in "South Pacific." She was nominated for both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award for "Hands on a Hardbody."
Tickets are $15 for Drama Desk members and students, and $20 for guests/non-members and the general public. RSVP by June 15th at DramaDeskRSVP@gmail.com
. The panel is sponsored by Drama Desk and the Fordham University Theatre Program.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom.