ERIC TUCKER ((Henry Higgins / Director))
Wall Street Journal DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2014. Off Broadway: Peter Pan (Bedlam, Duke on 42nd); Vanity Fair (The Pearl); Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Off Broadway Alliance Award; Lortel nomination, Best Director; Drama League nomination, Best Revival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drama League nomination Best Revival; WSJ Best Classical Production 2015; NY Times Critics Pick); Bedlam’s Saint Joan (NY Times/Time Magazine top 10; Off Broadway Alliance Best Revival 2014); Bedlam’s Hamlet (NY Times top 10; Time Out NY and Backstage Critics’ Pick); Tina Packer’s Women of Will. For Bedlam: Sense & Sensibility A.R.T.; Hamlet/Saint Joan McCarter Theater; Central Square Theater (Elliott Norton Outstanding Visiting Production/Outstanding Ensemble, Boston Globe Top Ten); Dead Dog Park, New York Animals (World Premiere by Steven Sater/Burt Bacharach), Twelfth Night and What You Will (NY Times Critics’ Picks); The Seagull (WSJ Best Classical Production 2014). Other: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Two River); Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (OSF); Pericles (APT, WSJ Best Classical Production 2017); Sense & Sensibility (The Folger Theater, 4 Helen Hayes awards including Best Director and Best Production); Copenhagen (Central Square Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (HVSF), Mate (The Actors’ Gang). Eric received his M.F.A. from the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He resides in New York City where he is Artistic Director of Bedlam.
VAISHNAVI SHARMA (Eliza)
New York: The Seagull and Sense & Sensibility (Bedlam), Queen Of The Night (The Diamond Horseshoe), This Side Of Neverland (The Pearl Theatre), The Iliad (Lucille Lortel Theater), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Blessed Unrest), Brainpeople, written and directed by Jose Rivera (New School For Drama). Regional credits: The Death Of The Novel (San Jose Repertory), Around The World In 80 Days (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival). Film/TV: “Mr. Robot” (USA), “The Leftovers” (HBO). Originally from New Delhi, India, Vaishnavi has an MFA from The New School for Drama.
RAJESH BOSE (Alfred Doolittle)
Rajesh is thrilled to be making his Bedlam debut. Other Off-Broadway credits include Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre Company) and Against The Hillside (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional favorites: Mary Stuart (Folger Theatre), Guards at the Taj (Capital Stage), Disgraced (Playmakers Rep, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre – Connecticut Critics Circle Award, IRNE Nomination), The Who & The What (Gulfshore Playhouse), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre). Film & Television: “Quantico,” “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “Damages,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Madame Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Criminal Minds,” the series finale of “The Sopranos” and the Academy Award nominated film Frozen River.
ANNABEL CAPPER (Mrs. Pearce / Clara Eynsford Hill / Parlour Maid)
Trained: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). London born, New York based, Annabel is delighted to make her Bedlam debut. Favorite roles include Mrs Bonner, Mrs Packard (Bridge Rep, Boston), Lady Macbeth, Macbeth (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre), Gertrude, Hamlet (Kraine Theater, New York), Mary, Passion Play (Lincoln Center, New York), Esther, The Price (Apollo Theatre, West End, London) Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Lost Theatre, London), Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing (Hazlitt Theatre, London). Television: “EastEnders” (BBC), “Sensitive Skin” (BBC), “Operation Mincemeat” (BBC). Radio: Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida (BBC). In 2010, Annabel was selected to be mentored by the Royal Shakespeare Company to advance her classical training.
EDMUND LEWIS (Mrs. Higgins / Freddy Eynsford-Hill)
Edmund Lewis was seen most recently in Bedlam’s adaptation of Peter Pan at the Duke on 42nd Street. A founding member of Bedlam, he has appeared in the company’s acclaimed Off-Broadway hit Sense & Sensibility as well as Saint Joan, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, What You Will and New York Animals. Additional credits: They Promised Her The Moon (Miranda Theatre Company, directed by Valentina Fratti); The Tempest (A.R.T., co-directed by Aaron Posner and Teller); The Libertine (Chernuchin Theatre, directed by Eric Tucker); The Philadelphia; Time Flies; and Words, Words, Words (Bang Theatre Collective).
NIGEL GORE (Colonel Pickering / Mrs. Eynsford-Hill)
Sense & Sensibility, Bedlam/A.R.T. Off-Broadway: Doll’s House, The Father, TFANA; Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull, Bedlam; Women of Will, Judson. Regional: Tempest, Prospero, (BTCA Best Actor nomination). Shakespeare & Company; Antony & Cleopatra, Folger. Richard III, Richard, (Westword Denver; Best Actor Award). Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, George (Eliot Norton Award Outstanding Actor). Public Theatre; Nicholas Nickleby, (Eliot Norton Outstanding Actor nomination). Lyric; Ride Down Mt Morgan, Oldcastle. VT; Julius Caesar, Orlando Shakes, Prague Shakes, Caesar/Brutus; Women of Will; Shanghai, Prague, The Hague, Mexico; Film: The Last Knights.
ISABEL KRUSE (Understudy)
Isabel is a classically trained soprano and film/stage actress with international credits in Australia, Asia, the US and Canada. Highlights include Elizabeth, Frankenstein the musical, Cecily, The Importance of Being Earnest, Helena, All’s Well That Ends Well, and taking the title of Grand Champion (Acting) at the World Championships of Performing Arts 2012. She has recently completed a year of intensive conservatory at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, is represented by Hell’s Kitchen Agency, and is a proud member of C.A.E.A.