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Lost in Yonkers
Maxx Carlisle-King made his stage debut at the age of two in Gypsy and has performed in over 36 shows with some of the best companies in Arizona, including Childsplay, Southwest Shakespeare, ASU Lyric Opera Theatre, Valley Youth Theatre, Shakespeare Sedona, Greasepaint Youth Theatre, Stray Cat Theatre and Nearly Naked Theatre. His favorite roles include Archie in 13 The Musical, JoJo in ;Seussical and L. Ron Hubbard in A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant. He received an AriZoni Award for his portrayal of ten-year-old Tommy in The Who’s Tommy with Nearly Naked Theatre. He also holds a National Youth Theatre Award and is a STARS Award winner. Mr. Carlisle-King is a proud member of both Greasepaint Live and VYGlee which are two youth theatre outreach programs in Phoenix. He choreographed a dance number for Artists Theatre Project's production of Scream Queens and sang the National Anthem at a Phoenix Coyotes game. He is in the 9th grade at Arizona School for the Arts.
Ryan DeLuca recently played Trinculo in The Tempest at The Rogue Theatre in Tucson. He has appeared frequently with Arizona Repertory Theatre (What I Did Last Summer, Leading Ladies, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tamer Tamed, Titus Andronicus, Guys and Dolls and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). He was the recipient of the Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Actor and Best Comedy in the one-man show The Bible Belt … and Other Accessories with Arizona Onstage Productions and was nominated for Best Actor in Falsettoland with Arizona Onstage Productions. On television, Mr. DeLuca was featured on America’s Most Wanted and has appeared in a variety of commercials. He recently made his directorial debut with The Wild Party for Students on Stage at the University of Arizona. He graduates in May from the University of Arizona’s BFA Professional Actor Training Program with a minor in Spanish.
Kate Goehring returns to Arizona Theatre Company, where her credits include The Clean House, Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright, and How I Learned to Drive. Her theatre work nationwide includes the original Harper in Michael Mayer’s national tour of Angels in America (LA Pride and Miami Carbonell Awards); Carrie: A Period Piece (PS 122); Heartbreak House (Intiman Theatre); Orpheus Descending and Dancing at Lughnasa (Arena Stage); The Rover and Dancing at Lughnasa (Goodman Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and three others (Huntington Theatre Company); Collected Stories for ACT Theatre (Footlights Award);The Syringa Tree, Saint Joan and Machinal (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); Measure for Measure (Court Theatre); and Bailiwick Repertory's Laughing Wild (After Dark Award, Jefferson Citation). She has also appeared in the world premieres of Tony Kushner’s Slavs! (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and Emily Mann’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (McCarter Theatre Center). Some film and television credits: Swimmers with Cherry Jones; a starring role on the BBC's March in Windy City; PBS' Moment of Rage(Chicago Emmy Award nomination), and co-stars on Stella (Comedy Central), ER, The Untouchables, and all three versions of Law & Order. Member of Actors’ Equity Association.
JUDY KAYEGrandma Kurnitz
Judy Kaye returns to ATC where she last appeared in Souvenir in her Tony Award-nominated performance as Florence Foster Jenkins. She also performed Souvenir at the York Theatre (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards); at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and in Los Angeles (LA Ovation Award/Best Actress), Westport, San Francisco, Baltimore, Sarasota and Rochester. She also starred as Mrs. Lovett on Broadway and in the National Tour of Sweeney Todd. This is Ms. Kaye's second appearance in Lost in Yonkers, following her critically acclaimed portrayal of Grandma Kurnitz at The Old Globe. Last year, she appeared at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London in the new Harold Prince musical Paradise Found, which is currently in development. Ms. Kaye appeared in Bells Are Ringing and Face The Music for the Encore! Series in NY and in LA’s Reprise Series in Zorba. Highlights of her career include the Broadway productions of Phantom of the Opera (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), Mamma Mia(Tony and Drama Desk nominations), On the Twentieth Century (Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination) and Ragtime (Theatre LA Ovation Award). She portrayed Musetta in La Boheme, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld and Lucy Lockett in The Beggars Opera, all at the Santa Fe Opera. Other roles range from Sally in Follies, Maggie in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Penny in You Can’t Take It With You, and Kitty Dean in The Royal Family to Mama Rose in Gypsy. Ms. Kaye has appeared with symphony orchestras around the country and the world, and sung at the White House twice. Her cabaret shows are very popular and her current show is a salute to Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. She is the voice of Kinsey Millhone for the Sue Grafton/Random House Audio Book alphabet mystery series. For more information, visit judykaye.com.
Preston Maybank is returning to ATC after having originated the role of the King of Bohemia in Steven Dietz’s Shelock Holmes: The Final Adventure, a production which subsequently played at The Pasadena Playhouse and Kansas City Rep. He has worked in numerous theatres across the country, New York and Europe, including Joe Papp’s Public Theater, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, The Laguna Playhouse, LaMirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre, among many others. In addition to a resume crowded with “The Classics,” Mr. Maybank has been privileged enough to help develop plays and originate roles for such playwrights as Jeff Whitty, Lynn Nottage, Noah Haidle, Karole Armitage and Richard Dresser. Select film and television credits include Pudd’nhead Wilson, Longtime Companion, Wed Lock War of the Colossal Beast, Every Knee Shall Bow, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Abductions, Cybill,. Suddenly Susan, Matlock,, Pride & Joy, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, AJ.’s Time Travelers and Novocaine (with Steve Martin).
Kerry McCue returns to Arizona Theatre Company where she appeared as Mary Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. In Phoenix, she has worked with Actors Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre, Southwest Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Sedona and Phoenix Theatre’s New Works Festival, among others. Her favorite roles include Mairead in The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Izzy in Rabbit Hole. Ms. McCue earned her BA in Theater with Honors in Drama at Wayne State College and was an apprentice at the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Spencer Rowe was last seen playing Eddie in The Old Globe's production of Lost in Yonkers. He recently created the role of Hardy in the Lamb's Players Theatre premiere of miXtape. Other stage credits include Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Lt. Marco Rodriguez in the Walnut Street Theatre's premier of Camila, Ben in The Sunshine Boys and Harry in Company. Film credits include The Devil's Advocate with Al Pacino, American Gangster with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington and After School Special, a short film starring Sarah Paulson and Wes Bentley.