Len Cariou (Reporter) has appeared in musicals on Broadway and in Shakespeare in repertory. He is probably best known for his Broadway performance as Sweeney Todd (for which he received a 1979 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical). Currently his TV credits include a recurring role in the hit Showtime series Brotherhood in which he plays Senator Judd Fitzgerald. For many years he was also featured on Murder, She Wrote as Jessica Fletcher's spy friend, Michael Haggerty.
He is also known to audiobook listeners for his readings of the stories of Michael Connelly, Jon Meacham, Nelson DeMille and others.
Mr. Cariou began his professional career portraying key roles in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and The Tempest as well as other classics at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada. In 1968 he made it to Broadway as Orestes in The House of Atreus. During the next two decades, he would be a frequent star on the stages of the Great White Way in such efforts as Applause, Night Watch, A Little Night Music, Cold Storage, Sweeney Todd, Dance a Little Closer and Teddy and Alice. In 2000, he appeared in The Dinner Party with Henry Winkler and John Ritter and, more recently, in Proof with Anne Heche.
Mr. Cariou made his film debut reprising his role as Frederick Egerman opposite Elizabeth Taylor in the 1977 film adaptation of A Little Night Music. He has played supporting roles in a number of films including The Four Seasons (1981), Lady in White (1988) and Never Talk to Strangers (1995). In 2003 he was featured with Johnny Depp in The Secret Window. Cariou's one leading role was in One Man (1977), a Canadian film in which he played a TV reporter who uncovers a link between pollution and the deaths of children in a poor section of a town.
Besides returning frequently to the Guthrie and the Stratford Festival, Cariou was artistic director of the Manitoba Theatre Center in the mid-80s, starring in productions of Equus and Cyrano de Bergerac. His TV work began in 1965 with a production of The Master Builder. Starting in 1985, he made almost yearly guest appearances as a charming spy in a Murder, She Wrote, which reunited him with his Sweeney Todd co-star Angela Lansbury. He won praise for his performance as a father coping with his son's suicide in Surviving (ABC, 1985). Cariou also starred in Love on the Run (Showtime, 1994) and portrayed Walt Disney in the TV biopic A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (CBS, 1995).
Drew Keil (Jack Kerouac) For the last twenty years, as an actor, director and playwright, Drew has frequented Long Island's stages, most notably with Hofstra USA Productions. His professional stage and screen career has featured a kiss from Susan Lucci; a pillow fight with George C. Scott; a commercial with Luciano Pavarotti; a performance of Julius Caesar with Brian Dennehy; a drama class with Kevin Bacon; and a handshake with John Lennon.
Sue Anne Dennehy (Jan Kerouac) With performing credits reaching back to the age of three, Ms. Dennehy appeared on both TV and radio while still a child, worked with the USO to entertain soldiers at local bases and hospitals and went on to major in Theatre at Hofstra. She has worked extensively in regional theatre, moving easily from drama to comedy to musicals and has garnered rave reviews for performances in Steel Magnolias, The Lion in Winter and The Front Page, to name a few. Of special note is her starring role opposite Eddie Bracken in Never Too Late.
Sonya Tannenbaum (Memere Kerouac) At age 6, Ms. Tannenbaum appeared on stage for the first time in summer camp and knew what she wanted to do. She has followed that love on stages in the LI/NY/NJ areas ever since. She has loved portraying Dolly, Mame, Bloody Mary, Madame Armfeldt, Yente and countless others. She has also had the pleasure of lending her voice to a production featuring the voices of Leonard Nimoy and Armand Assante.
Jack O'Connell (Leo Kerouac) A native New Yorker, Mr. O'Connell has appeared in numerous regional plays. His credits also include film, Television and commercials. In 2007 he appeared as a guest star on Law & Order: SVU and also appears as "Mr.McGuinn" in the film version of the Tony Award winning Doubt by John Patrick Shanley.
Ed Dennehy (Neal Cassady) A veteran actor of 40 years and director of 25 years, Mr. Dennehy has worked in some of the most prestigious venues in the country and abroad including The American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco, the Bucks County Playhouse and The Tyrone Guthrie Theatre. In England, Mr. Dennehy has performed in such distinguished arenas as the Dame Sybil Thorndike Theatre, The Courtyard Playhouse and The Stables Theatre. Some of his most cherished accomplishments include his live action staging of Anthony Ross' Breaker Morant and directing the world premieres of Dispatches From Hell, Heaven Sent and Midnight Waltz.
Along with performing in this production Ed also served as the projects Director of Character Development and Producer.