Dani Berkowitz (Adele Rice) is so excited to be working on her third show with BHP! Select Regional Credits: O Happy Port (Bad Habit Productions), Six Degrees of Separation (Bad Habit Productions), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare NOW!), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare NOW!), It IS My Place (True to Life Training), The Wakeville Stories (Matty Mae Theatre Project), This is Treatment (Reviving Visions Theater Company), Uncommon Women and Others (Actors Playground). Favorite Educational Credits: You Better Butch Fashion (Linda), Seussical The Musical (Mrs. Mayor), Anything to Declare? (Mariette). Film/TV Credits: Atlantica (Israel), Kimball (Emerson College), The Learned Ladies (Dir. Regge Life). Dani is also the Artistic Director of Hot Summers Productions. Dani's bad habit is not correcting her spelling in any txt mesage eva, ucz who cares theyll ge t it i'm srue...
Catherine Lee Christie (Mrs. Curtain) is excited to be making her debut with Bad Habit Productions. Catherine was last seen in the IRNE award winning “My Fair Lady” at Lyric Stage Company. “ Other local credits include Company, The Importance of Being Earnest (Moonbox Productions), Me and My Girl, Into the Woods, La Cage Aux Folles (Reagle Music Theatre), Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, Funny Girl, A Christmas Carol (Fiddlehead Theatre), Assassins (FUDGE Theater), Pirate Lives! The Musical! (Flat Earth Theatre), and Tartuffe (The Umbrella). She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and obtained her Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University. Catherine’s bad habit is that she puts cheese on everything.
Kevin Fennessy (Carney/Oscar Wilde) has recent credits that include Mr. Schlosser in Awake And Sing!, and as an ensemble member in Our Town, both with the Huntington Theatre Company; Jimmy Jack Cassie in Translations with Bad Habit; Mr. Spritzer in Hairspray with Wheelock Family Theater; The Judge and Drunk Santa in Miracle on 34th Street with Stoneham Theatre Company; Blue in Almost Blue with Theater On Fire (Best Actor nominee/IRNE Awards) and Telegin in Apollinaire Theatre Company’s Uncle Vanya. He previously had an acting career that began after college in 1976. Between 1994 and 1997, Mr. Fennessy directed the Boston premieres of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Sleeping Beauty or Coma, Psycho Beach Party, and The Grapes of Wrath. From 1994 to 2010, he worked in casting, heading his own successful Cambridge-based casting company for a five year run from 1998 until it was destroyed in a fire in 2002. In 2010 he returned to acting, and is a member of StageSource and of SAG-AFTRA. His bad habit is his weakness for chocolate in all it's many forms and formulations, many of which he creates and consumes in his offstage life.
Ian Flynn (Rasher Flynn/Carson) is delighted to be making his first appearance with Bad Habit Productions. He was most recently seen in URINETOWN and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Other favorite roles include Mr. Lindquist in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and Charles Guiteau in ASSASINS. Ian expects to received his MA in Theater Education from Emerson College this December. His bad habit is procrastination; he has been working on that Master's Degree for ten years!
Kevin Hanley (Father Kenny/Brenton Beret) is overjoyed to be returning to the Bad Habit stage after playing Trent/Ben in last fall’s production of Six Degrees of Separation. He is a Wagner College musical theatre graduate who now resides in Waltham, MA. Previous credits include Urinetown, Songs for a New World and Chess at The Longwood Players, RENT at Bay Colony, Falsettos and Next Fall at Hovey. Thanks to Chris for all of this support. Kevin's bad habit is going online to read all of the spoilers before watching his favorite TV shows (and sometimes spoiling for others).
Gillian Mackay-Smith (Mrs. Patrick) returns to Bad Habit Productions after performing roles in The Real Thing, Translations and Top Girls. Other local credits include Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Lyric Stage); The Housekeeper, The Embryos, Outlaw Jean and Distant Neighbors (Fresh Ink Theatre Co.); and Greenland (Apollinaire Theatre Co.). She can also be seen in the web series Conversations from the Afterlife. Gillian earned her BA in Theater Performance from Northeastern University and studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Love and gratitude to family, friends, and BHP. Her bad habit is the snooze button. www.gmacks.com
Nick Magierowski-Howe (Alfie Byrne) is thrilled to work with the Bad Habit family again to bring A Man of No Importance to the main stage. With BHP, Nick has previously appeared in the children's shows, Oh Ship, Aboard the Ship! and Shaping the World, and in the On Tap series in Slainte and The Artificial Jungle as Roxanne. Other favorite past performances include Billy in Carousel (Turtle Lane / IRNE nom), Marvin in Falsettos (Hovey), Roger in RENT and Sonny in Xanadu (Theatre at the Mount). Nick's bad habit is relentlessly campaigning for Frank Underwood as the next POTUS. Huge thanks to BHP and, of course, Tim.
Mary O’Donnell (Lily) is happy to be working with Bad Habit Productions after experiencing many wonderful productions as an audience member. Mary has been performing since childhood and has a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory. Favorite roles include Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Mame in Mame, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Matron Mama Morton in Chicago, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Lettice Douffet in Lettice and Lovage, Maureen Folan in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Kimberly in Kimberly Akimbo, Carmen Bernstein in Curtains, Mimi Schwinn in A New Brain, and Lita Encore in Ruthless. In real life, Mary is Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and serves on the board at the Footlight Club, America’s oldest community theater. Mary’s bad habit (inherited from her sewing genius and fabric-hoarding mother) is impulse buying expensive yarns, creating a knitting backlog of about 20 projects.
Kim Onah (Miss Crowe) is thrilled to be working with Bad Habit Productions for the first time. She is a recent graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in English with a minor in Music. Favorite roles include Dionne, HAIR; Effie White, Dreamgirls; Woman 2, Songs for a New World; and Joanne, RENT. A big thank you to family and friends for their undying love and support. Thanks also to Bad Habit Productions for the opportunity. Break legs, all!
Nick Osborne (Ernie Lally) is thrilled to return to Bad Habit after stage managing Diamond in the Sky. Boston area credits: Urinetown (The Longwood Players); Medea, The Rocky Horror Show (Salem Theatre Company); The Shepherds’ Singularity (Come On Over Ensemble); The Last Five Years, The Seagull (Northeastern University). Nick trained at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and currently works for the Boston Globe editorial board. Nick’s bad habit is the honey roasted peanut butter at Whole Foods.
Dan Prior (Robbie Fay) is delighted to be joining Bad Habit for his first production with the company. His recent credits include Enoch Snow in Carousel (Reagle Music Theater), Jamie in The Last Five Years (Arts After Hours) and Jasiu in Polish Joke (Titanic Theatre Company). Other Boston area credits include Frank Lippencott in Wonderful Town (Reagle), Rhode in Three Sisters (Wellesley Summer Theater) *IRNE Nomination -Best Play,The Complete History of America (abridged) (Arts After Hours) and Edwin Ayer in Speakyeasy Circus (Boston Circus Guild and ART). Dan received a dual Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College in Vocal Performance (concentration in Opera and Jazz) and Music Education. Also a writer, Dan’s works have been produced by The Boston Circus Guild, ART and Rogue Burlesque. Dan’s bad habit it that he frequently buys food he already has because he is too lazy to check the cabinets before going to the grocery store.
Nicole Vander Laan (Mrs. Grace/Kitty) is delighted to make her Bad Habit Productions Debut. Recent credits include A Little Night Music (NextDoor Theater); The Snow Queen (New Repertory Theatre); Me and My Girl and Fiddler on the Roof (Reagle Music Theatre); The Sound of Music and Into the Woods (Woodland Theatre Company); State Fair (Weston Friendly Society); Ragtime (Salem Theatre Company). Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Ms. Vander Laan received her BA in Vocal Music from Gordon College and is also a freelance performer with Big Smile Entertainment, Kids Party Productions & Sciencetellers. Nicole's bad habit is she gets caught singing in elevators and stairwells far too often.
Arthur Waldstein (Baldy O’Shea) is returning to Bad Habit Productions after having been in its IRNE award winning Arcadia. His area credits include Blood On The Snow and the Old State House (Bostonian Society), Into The Woods (Norton and IRNE, Outstanding Musical), Follies, Kiss Me Kate, and Blythe Spirit (Lyric Stage), The Cherry Orchard (Actors Shakespeare Project), Much Ado About Nothing (Arts After Hours), Reflections of a Rock Lobster (Boston Children’s Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Happy Medium Theatre), The Fantasticks (Fiddlehead Theatre), 42nd Street and Miracle on 34th Street (Stoneham Theatre), Hello, Goodbye, Peace (The Theater Offensive), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), To The Orchard (Boston University), and Genesis of Genesis and The Seagull (Chekhov Theater Company). He has been seen as Arnolphe in School for Wives, Touchstone in As You Like It, George in All My Sons, and Creon in Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, and is a seasoned performer of the Gilbert and Sullivan patter parts. He is a member of Harvard’s Bok Players, an improvisational theater group that uses theater to help university faculty and researchers learn how to deal with the social and cultural issues they face in their work. A retired lawyer, Arthur lives in Boston with his wife, Andrea. Arthur’s bad habit is not suffering fools gladly.