Performance Dates: September 12, 2019 – October 20, 2019
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cooks up.
While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”
The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is an absolute don’t-miss-it event!
Photos courtesy of Photographer, Richard Termine
Meet the Cast of The Full Monty
The Argyle Theatre in Suffolk County is proud to produce theatre and live entertainment in Babylon year-round, captivating audiences by employing professional actors for our theatrical productions who are members of the Actors’ Equity Association, a union specifically for actors who perform in live theatrical performances.
David Borum is overjoyed to be making his debut at the Argyle Theater! Some of David’s recent credits include Legally Blonde (Ensemble/Carlos), A Chorus Line (Don Kerr), Holiday Inn (Jim Hardy) and sailing the high seas as a featured singer/dancer in Carnival Cruise Line’s Playlist Production shows. David would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support and would also like to thank this amazing cast and crew for creating such a beautiful show! @davidborum
Hunter Brown is thrilled to making his Argyle Theatre debut. National Tours: The Sound of Music (Rolf), Fame: The Musical (Nick Piazza). Regional: Forestburgh Playhouse, Roxy Regional, The Lost Colony. Hunter has also headlined on Norwegian Cruise Lines with The Company Men: America’s First Mash-Up Group. Special thank you to ATB, Michael Cassara, Evan Pappas, and his family and friends. Let it go, baby! Follow Hunter @BrunterHown
Luke hails from Lancaster, MA, which many have driven through but rarely visited. He recently finished dancing through ABBA’s hits in Spotlight Rep’s Mamma Mia (Staten Island), commanding planes as Lt. Buzz Adams in Venice Theatre’s South Pacific (Venice, FL), and crooning as Bert Healy in Annie at La Comedia (Springboro, OH). Other credits include: Claude Bukowski (HAIR), Judas (Godspell), Cliff Bradshaw and the Emcee in separate productions of Cabaret. Graduate of AMDA NY.
Eddie couldn’t be more excited to be making his Argyle debut! New York: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Memphis (Actors’ Playhouse), Ghost: The Musical (Beef and Boards), West Side Story (La Mirada Theatre), Miss Saigon (Flat Rock Playhouse), Next to Normal (La Mirada Theatre). The Last 5 Years (Shadowland Theatre). BA from Rider University. Special thanks to my family and friends for all their support, and to the amazing team at Avalon Artists Group!
Malcolm is an AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) alumni and has just returned to New York from a production of Mamma Mia at the New Bedford Festival Theatre in Massachusetts where he played Pepper. He is extremely excited to be back at the Argyle Theatre where he debuted in his first professional role as Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray. Not long after, Malcolm made his return to the Argyle to play St. Aphrodisius in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He hopes you all enjoy your time here and this colorful show at the Argyle Theatre in Babylon.
Kaisha S. Huguley
Kaisha S. Huguley is excited to be a part of the ensemble of The Full Monty at the Argyle Theatre! Most recently, she made her Off-Broadway Debut in Revelation: The Musical at the Players Theatre. When Kaisha is not performing, she’s creating content for her online fanbase via her, YouTube Channel, Podcast, and Blog. She enjoys creating authentic and inspirational content documenting her journey to making her Broadway dreams a reality. Follow her journey on Instagram @KaishaCreates.
Kyra is thrilled to be back at the Argyle! She was in the Argyle’s inaugural show, GUYS AND DOLLS, as a Hot Box Girl (u/s Sarah). Other credits: Jennyanydots in CATS on Royal Caribbean, Christmas Past in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Hangar Theatre, and Ensemble/Dance Captain of PARADE at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, FLMTF. Kyra holds a BFA from Ithaca College. Love and thanks to Evan, Michael, her Usdan family, and her family at home.
Milton Craig Nealy
Broadway credits, Pop Gordy (Motown The Musical); Bus/ Dryer standby (Caroline or Change); John (Miss Saigon) also the London and Australian productions; Four-Eyed Moe (Five Guys Named Moe); Andre stand-by (Ain’t Misbehavin’ Revival); Agwe (Once on this Island); (Dreamgirls); Original and Revival. National Tours. Horse (The Full Monty); also the Australian production; Marty and Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar) the 20th Anniversary tour. Film and TV credits. (The Blues Brothers) and Person of Interest.
Off-Broadway: Gigantic (The Vineyard) New York: Fat Camp (Scott Schwartz), Calico Buffalo (NYMF, Audience Award) Regional: Strays (Kirk Douglas Theatre,LA) 1776 (Cape Playhouse), Television: “Glee” (Fox) Film: “Extracurricular Activities” (Jay Lowi) “Hungry”(Robert McCaskill) Education: Circle in the Square Theatre School. As always, love and eternal gratitude to Sasha Passero, Alan Langdon, Darryl B. Hovis, and my wonderful mother. @MaxWilcox
Argyle debut! Albany, NY native. National Tour: R&H’s Cinderella (Gabrielle, u/s Marie). Other fav credits: Mamma Mia! (Lisa) The Full Monty (Estelle) Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Major shoutout to Evan, Eugenio, and Michael. This is a dream. Love to my new Argyle family and to my 4 perfect parents: you rule my WORLD. nicolezelka.com / @nicolezelka
Brayden is thrilled to be making his main stage debut at the Argyle! He is in the 5th grade, and past favorite credits include: Nine (little Guido), Christmas Story (Randy), Fun Home (John). Thanks to Bercy Talent, Amelia, Gulia, and Cristina for fostering his growth as a young performer, and believing in him. He also thanks Evan Pappas and the whole production team at Argyle for allowing him to enjoy this incredible experience!
Sean Cullen Carroll
Sean is excited to be making his debut at The Argyle Theatre. Sean is a NYC based actor and Philadelphia area native whose recent credits include Jim in Pump Boys and Dinettes (Pines Dinner Theater), George Howard in It Shoulda Been You, (Studio Theater Tierra Del Sol), Moonface Martin in Anything Goes and Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown (Village Light Opera, NYC). SeanCullenCarroll.com and on Instagram: @TheSeanCarroll
Emily is thrilled to be back at The Argyle in The Full Monty! She was last seen here for a majority of Argyle’s TYA season in Pinkalicious, Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf, & The Wizard of Oz. Off-Broadway: Molasses in January; National Tour: The Rainbow Fish. BFA from Millikin University & proud member of SAG-AFTRA since 1997. “Much gratitude to family, friends, & Andrew for all of your continuous love & support!” www.emilydurand.com
Katherine is thrilled to be making her regional theatre debut at The Argyle! Originally from Setauket, NY. Her recent credits include: The Polar Express, Sunday in The Park with George, Pirates of Penzance, and Anyone Can Whistle. Proud alumna from Muhlenberg College BA in Theatre 2018. Many thanks to Michael Cassara Casting and The Argyle team for this incredible opportunity. Endless love & thanks to her family and friends, especially her parents for their constant support!
On Broadway, John was in the original cast of PARADE with Evan. He created the role of Governor Slaton, as well as the roles of Professor Bhaer in LITTLE WOMEN, and Zoser in Elton John’s AIDA. He can be heard on all three cast albums. Also on Broadway, he played opposite Frank Langella in Roundabout’s MAN AND BOY, and was in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD.
He just finished playing WIzard in the world premiere of John Doyle’s AUGUST RUSH at the Paramount in Chicago. Other regional favorites include John Adams in Frank Galati’s 1776 (ACT), Polonius in HAMLET (NJSF), Beauregard with Michelle Lee in MAME and Kathy Rigby’s PETER PAN (PCLO), and FOXFIRE with James Whitmore (George Street). His numerous directing credits include the acclaimed premiere of BURNING BLUE on London’s West End (2 Olivier niminations). He’s taught Shakespeare at Bard and Queens Colleges, and is currently on faculty at WestConn.
Hannah M. James
Originally from San Diego, Hannah is thrilled to be going the full monty with Argyle Theatre. Favorite stage credits include: Bronies! The Musical, South Pacific (Nellie Forbush/Scenie Award winner), Hairspray (Amber Vontussle), Xanadu (Kira), RESPECT, How To Succeed In Business… Special thanks to the Argyle, Michael, MaxTheatrix family, and my love SO’C.
Pat is thrilled to be back at the Argyle after playing Hanschen Rilow in Spring Awakening. New York: Tommy Ross in Carrie: The Musical (Theatre Now) Regional: Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard, Emcee in Cabaret, Billy Flynn in Chicago (Mac-Haydn), She Loves Me, Arsenic and Old Lace (Creede Repertory), Macbeth, Cymbeline, My Fair Lady (Texas Shakespeare Festival).The Madwoman of Chaillot (Lunar Stratagem). Big thanks to Evan, Eugenio, Michael, and Krista! Love to Mom. @patman1392
James is thrilled to make his Argyle debut! Some favorite select credits: Hal in Proof, Thenardier in Les Miserables, Aaron inFirst Date, Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Aaron Fox in Curtains, and Man 2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.Later this year, he’ll be returning to the national tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Love and thanks to my family, friends, FSE Talent, and Amanda. This is for Dad, always. www.jamesschultz.net
Broadway : A Catered Affair
National Tour : Wicked, Madame Morrible; 9 to 5 – Roz; Mamma Mia – Rosie Las Vegas; Into the Woods – Jack’s Mother, Shakespeare In the Park/Delecourt Theater/NYC; Public Theater – Road Show
Off-Broadway and Regional: Many Renditions of Forbidden Broadway; Schlemiel The First – Yenta Pesha; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Goodspeed Opera House: Bye, Bye Birdie – Mae Peterson,Damn Yankee’s – Sister, Man of La Mancha – Housekeeper; OKLAHOMA! – Aunt Eller, Bershire Theater Festival.
Teacher and coach and RYT teacher of Yoga.
Created many cabaret/one-woman shows in all major and minor venues throughout the universe.
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Meet the Creative Team of The Full Monty
Guys and Dolls, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Producers (The Argyle Theatre). Off-Broadway: A Letter To Harvey Milk (Acorn Theatre); Liberty, Wonderful Town, DuBarry Was A Lady. Off-Off-Broadway: Next To Normal. Regional: The Color Purple and Sister Act (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Kiss Me Kate, Evita, West Side Story, The Daughter Of The Regiment, The Barber of Seville (Opera North); Funny Girl, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (SF Critics Best Production Award); Lucky Stiff (Arizona Broadway Theater); Murder For Two, My Way (Depot Theatre); Carousel, A Man Of No Importance (Montclair State). As an actor, Evan starred on and Off-Broadway in: My Favorite Year, Parade, Putting It Together, A Chorus Line, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Cafe Society Swing, Pera Palas, as well as in London’s West End in Follies and Merrily We Roll Along. He has toured all over the U.S. and Canada, and regionally he has worked extensively and won a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor in Lucky Stiff at the Olney Theatre. @TheEvanPappas. www.Evanpappas.net
Ethan is a New York based music director, pianist, and composer-lyricist. He was the music director and conductor of the Saturday Night Fever national tour, Flat Rock Playhouse (state theater of North Carolina), and Elon University’s Music Theatre program. He works for Mean Girls (August Wilson Theatre) and has conducted for BCEFA’s Easter Bonnet Competition (Minskoff Theatre). As a writer, Ethan is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and his musicals have been produced by the New York Musical Festival, Elon University, and annually at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Ethan is a proud alumnus of Elon University and member of Local 802 AFM. For more, visit:ethan-andersen.com
(Music & Lyrics)
A varied career as a recording artist, Emmy-winning TV and film writer, music producer and pianist has somehow led Yazbek to a career on Broadway. His four shows, The Fully Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and The Band’s Visit were all Tony nominated for Best Score. Yazbek took home the Tony for Best Score for The Band’s Visit. The Fully Monty won him the Drama Desk Award for Best Music. As a recording artist, BABYLON 41 creative Yazbek is responsible for five albums: The Laughing Man (winner NAIRD award, Best Pop Album of the Year),Tock, Damascus, Tape Recorder and Evil Monkey Man. He also produced the original cast albums of The Band’s Visit, The Fully Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the first three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. Yazbek scored the final season of HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, scored and performed the music for Larry David’s giant Broadway hit Fish in the Dark, and built an Ikea storage shelf. Yazbek teamed up with 13 librettist Robert Horn to collaborate on the new musical Tootsie, currently running on Broadway and nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
(Costume & Wig design)
Recent design credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Net Will Appear (59E59 Theaters); Pride and Sensibility (InViolet Theater Company); Cyrano de Bergerac (Resonance Ensemble); Albert Herring, and La Cenerentola (The Bronx Opera Company). International: Cyrano (Shanghai Theatre Academy, China). Associate: Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play, and Medea (Mabou Mines). Peter is the resident costume designer of Hoboken’s Mile Square Theater. Selected MST credits: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, It’s a Wonderful Life, The 39 Steps, Betrayal, and I and You.
Michael Cassara, CSA
Recent credits include The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett), Spamilton (dir. Gerard Alessandrini – NYC and Chicago companies), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre, dir. Scott Schwarz), Forbidden Broadway (last two editions/cast albums), Goldstein (current off-Broadway production), PAW Patrol Live! (Nick Jr./current national tours), 9 Circles (off-Broadway premiere/Sheen Center), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere), Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theatre), My Fair Lady (Gulfshore Playhouse), Do You Feel Anger? (Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival). Film: The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi). Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. Michael is native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net/ @michaelcassara
(Assistant Stage Manager)
Julianna, a Queens College alumni, is thrilled to be back for her fourth mainstage production at The Argyle Theatre. Previously she had been a Production Assistant (Peter and the Starcatcher), Props Runner (Spring Awakening) and (The Producers) and Deckhand for Argyle’s Children’s theatre. Recently she was a Production Assistant for Holland American Cruise Lines at RWS Entertainment Group. She would like to thank everyone who supported her to achieve her dream.
(Prop Master/Production Coordinator)
Select Off-Broadway credits include: SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (Production Assistant), THE ZOMBIES! A MUSICAL (Assistant Stage Manager) and THE FALLEN (Assistant Stage Manager). Favorite Long Island credits include: LEGALLY BLONDE (Prop Master/PA), MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Assistant Stage Manager/Prop Coordinator), THE PRODUCERS (Stagehand/Deck Scenic Artist), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Assistant Stage Manager), MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (Production Assistant), THE TEMPEST (Assistant Stage Manager) and TRAVESTIES (Prop Assistant). Alison is currently attending Columbia University pursuing her MFA in Stage Management.
Eugenio is an Italian Director/Choreographer based in New York City. He is thrilled to work once again with Mr. Pappas, after collaborating with him on several projects, including Lucky Stiff and The Argyle‘s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Directing and/or choreographing credits include many regional productions and developmental musicals in NYC (Joseph and the…, Carrie, Rent, Alice in Wonderland, among others). Eugenio has been active as an Assistant/Associate Director working on, among others, Lulu (M. Arden), Sister Act, DuBarry Was a Lady (Off-Broadway), Rent, Pinocchio (NYC, Seoul, Italy), and the Italian National Tours of Cats, Alice in Wonderland, Titanic, Robin Hood and others. Eugenio has also directed and choreographed numerous Graduation Musicals at AMDA, where he is also a member of the Musical Theatre Faculty. @eugeniocontenti
Was awarded the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He is the winner of Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his books for the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman. In 2010 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented Terrence McNally’s Nights at the Opera, a three-play festival of his work. His other plays include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, A Perfect Ganesh, Corpus Christi, The Ritz, It’s Only A Play, The Lisbon Traviata, Some Men, The Stendhal Syndrome, Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?, Bad Habits, Deuce, Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams, Unusual Acts of Devotion, Next, Sweet Eros, Witness and his first play, And Things That Go Bump in the Night, which was produced on Broadway in 1964. He has written the librettos for the musicals The Full Monty, A Man of No Importance, The Rink and The Visit and the opera Dead Man Walking. He won an Emmy Award for Best Drama with his teleplay Andre’s Mother. He wrote the screenplays for Frankie and Johnny, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Ritz. Among his many awards are a Citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, four Drama Desk Awards, three Hull- Warriner Best Play Awards from the Dramatists Guild, two Obies, two Lortel Awards and two Guggenheim Fellowships.
Argyle: The Producers and Hunchback Off-Broadway: They Promised her the Moon, Catch The Butcher (Miranda Theater); Disenchanted! (West Side Theater, St. Clements) You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Love, Linda, (York); The Road to Damascus, Almost Home (The Directors Company);The Best of Everything (HERE); Miss Abigail’s Guide…(Sofia’s); Deep Throat (45 Bleecker); Danny and Sylvia (St. Luke’s); Uncle Jacques Symphony (SoHo Playhouse). Regional: Straz Center, Freedom Theatre, Denver Center, Florida Rep and Stamford Center. Currently he is the director of the Production and Design program at Pace University
Carlos Dias, Jr.
Has worked professionally as an audio engineer and sound designer for 20 years. As a live sound engineer, he has toured with artists like Grammy-nominated Average White Band and has had the privilege to work with distinguished artists such as Diana Ross, The Chainsmokers, Sypro Gyra, Duncan Sheik, Sierra Boggess, and recently Joyce DiDonato. He has sound designed events or theater productions for Centenary University, St. John’s University, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and Yale University. He has worked with organizations such as the Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society and has also had mixes featured on MTV and VH1. Recently, he has toured with number one Smooth Jazz Billboard Artists Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen as tour manager/front of house engineer and was a full-time audio professor/sound designer at Five Towns College. Carlos is currently sound designing at various Long Island theaters and is working at Princeton University.
(Production Stage Manager)
Most recently Production Stage Managed The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Churchtown Dairy Theatre and Million Dollar Quartet here at The Argyle. Select Off- Broadway Credits include: Vilna (Production Stage Manager), The Office! A Musical Parody (Production Stage Manager), Babette’s Feast (Production Stage Manager), Friends the Musical Parody (Production Manager), Lili Marlene (Production Manager), Baghdaddy (Assistant Stage Manager) The Babies (Production Stage Manager) & (Sophie), Two by Tennesee Williams (Production Stage Manager). Krista’s passion for stage managing and is equal to her love of performing. She has been featured in TV Shows such as Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom (Danielle Phantom), Disney’s Hannah Montana; and Feature Films including Transformers, Blades of Glory, Santa Claus 3, Meet the Robinsons. Krista is thrilled to return to The Argyle Theatre to stage manage The Fully Monty with this wonderful company!
is a recent graduate from the Integrated program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. This is the fi rst project she’s working on since graduating and is ecstatic to be a part of the creative team! Dancing since she was 7, she’s excited to be on the other side of the creative process as Eugenio Contenti’s assistant!