Desperate Measures started previews at New World Stages thanks to producers Pat Addiss and Mary Cossette. With book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), this terrific show is directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Marry Harry, Cagney), with music direction by David Hancock Turner (The World Will Not Contain Us).
The six-member cast features Sarah Parnicky (Houston Opera) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Gary Marachek (1776) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Conor Ryan (john and jen) as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green and the scene stealing Nick Wyman (Les Misérables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber.
In this video get to know the villian of the piece. This former President of the Actors’ Equity Association Nick is a hilarious as the Donald Trump of his time. With 14 Broadway shows to his credit Wyman starred as Freddy in the 1981 revival of My Fair Lady with the original Higgins, Sir Rex Harrison. Wyman later created the role of Firmin in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. Now you can catch him lighting up the stage in Desperate Measures.
Desperate Measures, New World Stages, Opening June 13th.