Complete Cast


Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Fledshuh as Rivke

Broadway: Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony, Lend Me a Tenor, Saravá, Yentl, Rodgers & Hart, Dreyfus in Rehearsal, Cyrano. Four Tony nominations, Best Actress.

Awarded: Four Drama Desk, Four Outer Critics Circle, Obie, Theatre World, & Lucille Lortel Awards. Films: Kissing Jessica Stein (Golden Satellite Award), A Walk on the Moon, Lady in the Water, Just My Luck, etc.

TV: Two Emmy nominations: Helena in Holocaust, Danielle Melnick, Law & Order. Israel Peace Medal, Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitas Award, Honorary Doctorate Yeshiva University. She most recently starred in the off-Broadway hit Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

See also: www.TovahFeldshuh.com



Simon Jones

Simon Jones as Graf Sobieski

Broadway: The Real Thing, Benefactors, School for Scandal, Getting Married, Private Lives, TheReal Inspector Hound, Herbal Bed, Ring Round the Moon, Waiting in the Wings, Blithe Spirit, and (voice only) in 39 Steps.

Off-Broadway includes: Woman in Mind, Terra Nova, You Never Can Tell, Passion Play, Long Island Sound, The Cocktail Party.

Film credits include: Privateson Parade, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Miracle on 34th Street and The Devil's Own.

Recent TV appearances range from OZ (HBO), to Cambridge Spies (BBC), and the portrayal of C.S.Lewis in The Question of God (PBS) -but he's still best known as "Bridey" in TV's Brideshead Revisited and "Arthur Dent" in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio and TV versions).

Most recently he starred in "The Adventures of Sexton Blake" broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

He's an award-winning Narrator of Audio Books and is also co-Artistic Director of TACT (The Actors' Company Theatre).

See also: www.SimonJonesInfo.com



Barbara Rosenblat

Barbara Rosenblat as Reyzele Khaye

Barbara Rosenblat is one of the most beloved and esteemed voice actors in America and Europe. Her critically acclaimed recordings of over 400 best sellers, mysteries, and romances have earned her 8 Audie Awards, Dozens of Audiofile Magazine "Earphone Awards" and the title of "Voice of the Century" that led one critic to write "Barbara is to audiobooks what Meryl Streep is to film"

On Broadway, She created the role of "Mrs. Medlock" in the Tony Award winning production of "The Secret Garden".

She has appeared on Law and Order SVU and "The Guiding Light" and just completed work on the film "Generation Um" with Keanu Reeves and has voiced numerous commercials and documentaries. She can even be heard in the video game "Grand Theft Auto."

See also: www.barbararosenblat.com




Neil Gaiman

 Neil Gaiman as Bogdan

NEIL GAIMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels NEVERWHERE, STARDUST, AMERICAN GODS, ANANSI BOYS (#1 NYT bestseller), and GOOD OMENS (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the short story collections SMOKE AND MIRRORS and FRAGILE THINGS.

He is also the author of books for readers of all ages including the #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal winning novel THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, the bestselling novels CORALINE and ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS; the short story collection M is for MAGIC and the picture books THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS, THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH, and CRAZY HAIR, illustrated by Dave McKean; THE DANGEROUS ALPHABET, illustrated by Gris Grimly; and BLUEBERRY GIRL, illustrated by Charles Vess.

He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards, and the Newbery Medal.

Originally from England, he now lives in America.

See also: www.NeilGaiman.com




Elizabeth Boskey

Elizabeth Boskey as Sofia

Elizabeth Boskey is thrilled to be making her radio drama debut in "The Witches of Lublin," having previously only ever participated in staged readings of radio plays. Primarily a writer, voice-over actress, and improvisational performer, Elizabeth is also the lead singer and a songwriter for the Irish band "Digeanta." She hopes that her Sunday school teachers will be proud of her for finally putting their Yiddish classes to good use.

Credits Include:
Carol in "Pi Yao & the Farmers' Daughters" at the Samuel French Festival
Witch in "Macbeth" at the New York Renaissance Festival
Jessie in "Burnin' Daylight" at the Matthew Corozine Studio Theater



See also: theater.impossiblethings.org



Joanne Borts

Joanne Borts as Sorele

Broadway/Tours: "Fiddler on the Roof with Topol," "Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel" (1990 Revival/'09-'10 Tour), "Showboat with Paul Gemignani" (Carnegie Hall), "Cinderella with Eartha Kitt," "Funny Girl with Deborah Gibson," "Those Were the Days."

Off Broadway: "Hello Muddah..." "On Second Avenue," "The Golden Land," and her labor of love, "Kids & Yiddish."

Regional: "Hello Dolly," "Falsettos Trilogy," "Menopause, the Musical."

Concert appearances include: Lincoln Center, Vienna Konzerthaus, Warsaw Zingera Festival, Carnegie Hall with Neil Sedaka.

Recordings: "Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage," "Frank London's Night in the Old Marketplace," "Only In My Dreams" (Junior Vasquez), "Kids & Yiddish," "Klezmatics' 20th Anniversary" and a Folger's holiday jingle.

Joanne proudly serves on the National Council of Actors' Equity Association.

See also: www.JoannaBorts.com



Yelena Shmulenson

Yelena Shmulenson as Leah

Yelena Shmulenson emigrated to the U.S. from the Ukraine in 1993.

Her TV and film credits include the Coen Brothers' "A Serious Man," Robert DeNiro's "The Good Shepherd," "Life on Mars" (ABC), "American Experience: Fire At The Triangle" (PBS), and "Romeo & Juliet in Yiddish."

Stage: four seasons Off-Broadway with the Folksbiene, two seasons at the Ellis Island Theatre, "Bronx Express" and "The Unlucky Man In A Yellow Cap" (both Fringe NYC), "Enemies: A Love Story" in Russian, Frank ('Klezmatics') London's musical of "A Night In the Old Marketplace," the tours of "Lady of Copper: The Statue of Liberty Musical" and "The Essence: A Yiddish Theater Dim Sum," etc.

She has also recorded several audio books, winning the Earphones Award for her recordings of "Train to Trieste" and Cynthia Ozick's "The Shawl and Rosa."

She is fluent in five languages.


Joyce Feurring





Joyce Feurring as The Rabbi's Wife

Having worked lifelong in TV, Radio, Theatre and Film in the Midwest, my performance as Elsie Dewey in the Off-Broadway production of GRANDMA SYLVIA'S FUNERAL brought me to a career-changing move to New York. This was soon followed by two critically acclaimed performances as The Rat Wife in LITTLE EYOLF for the Century Center's Ibsen Series, and as Ayn Rand in THE ALLEGORY OF GOLF.

Several favorite stage roles of mine were in THE BALLAD OF SANDY CHAMPAGNE at HERE, MATINEE LADIES at the Greenwich House Theatre, Aunt May in ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION, Nurse Ratched in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, Eleanor in THE LION IN WINTER, Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, the title role in THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE and Felicity in THE SHADOW BOX, among many others.

My numerous Film and TV credits include scenes opposite Julianne Moore in SHELTER and in LONELY STREET opposite Jay Mohr. I also appeared in WORD OF HONOR with John Malkovich, in NOMI'S BAT MITZVAH, in PARTICLES OF TRUTH, the Title Role in THE TEACHER, and as Brisco's ex-wife in LAW AND ORDER.

I originally became enamored with the concept of reading books aloud during my early career as an actor in Detroit. I enjoyed many, many happy hours as a volunteer for "Readings for the Blind". The Director of this highly acclaimed organization, Gloria Lewis, requested my efforts so repeatedly that I gradually learned to apply the subtlety and nuance required of a really good reader, who can faithfully convey the author's true mood and intent. And what a great venue for an actor - the satisfaction and fun to finally be allowed to 'play all the parts!'

See also: www.joycefeurring.com




Tim Jerome

















Tim Jerome as The Rabbi

Mr. Jerome has had a long career performing on and off Broadway and on the big screen. He portrayed Professor Porter (Jane's father) in Disney's Tarzan, and one of the two theatre managers in Broadway's longest running musical, Phantom of the Opera. He appeared in the original Broadway casts of Grand Hotel, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Arthur Miller's Creation of the World and Other Business, and The Rothschilds and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Tony Awards for his performance in Me and My Girl. He was featured in Baz Luhrmann's production of La Boheme in the roles of Alcindoro and Benoit.

Also on Broadway, Tim performed leading roles in Beauty and the Beast, Cats, The Magic Show, Lost in Yonkers, and Man of La Mancha. He also participated in the pre-Broadway development of Ragtime, The Red Shoes, The Baker's Wife, Assassins, and a host of readings, workshops and showcase presentations of well-known and unknown works of contemporary theatre. Regionally, he has appeared at the North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA), Goodspeed Musicals (Chester, CT), the George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ), Phoenix Theatre (Purchase, NY), The McCarter Theatre (Princeton, NJ) and was a member of the Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.) acting company originating roles in Tom Lehrer's Tomfoolery, Tintypes, A 1940s Radio Hour and David Hare's Plenty.

Tim's film credits include: Streets of New York, Thirteen Days, (Tim Robbins') Cradle will Rock, (Woody Allen's) Husbands and Wives, Everyone Says I Love You, Celebrity and Deconstructing Harry, A Price Above Rubies, Compromising Positions, (Costa Gavras') Betrayed, Billy Bathgate and Spiderman 2. On television, Tim has had featured roles in Law and Order, Third Watch and others.

He also has had a long career in radio and audio as an actor, director and producer: Tim starred in over a dozen episodes of Joe Frank's award-winning radio satire series. He produced the long-running WBAI-Pacifica drama series The Radio, and has appeared on SciFi.com's Seeing Ear Theatre presentations and in several audio dramas for WNYC's The Next Big Thing. He has won Earphone and Audie Awards for his books on tape.

Tim is the Founding President of National Music Theater Network, Inc. In 1983, he designed its core programs. NMTN evaluates and promotes new musicals and is responsible for launching several successful programs featuring new works, notably The Songbook Series (monthly at the Donnell Library for 13 years); The New York Musical Theatre Festival (first presented in 2004 and winner of the 2004 Jujamcyn Award); and BroadwayUSA! (a program of regional festivals of new musicals). Tim has served on the boards of directors of two performing unions: Screen Actors Guild (9 years) and The American Guild of Musical Artists (as 1st Vice President). He lives in New York, and attended Cornell University, Ithaca College (BFA) and Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music). His hobbies are sailing and woodworking and he has a daughter attending SUNY New Paltz.

See also: www.nymf.org


 

Aditional Voices:

Lucien Dodge
Anne Bobby
Sam Guncler
Nick Sullivan
Courtney Hahn
Richard Solow

Also Heard:

Ellen Kushner
Elizabeth Schwartz
Jim Mundy
Stewart Hamilton
Sue Ann Dennehy

 

 


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The Witches of Lublin was originally commissioned by the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, through a generous donation from Arthur and Marilyn Feinberg, and premiered in a live performance version at the 2007 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.

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