ALICE RIPLEY (“LESLIE”) won critical acclaim and the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Diana Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal. Alice also received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her work in Next to Normal Off-Broadway (Second Stage) and a Helen Hayes Award for the production at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Ms. Ripley received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her work as conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the cult hit Side Show. On Broadway, Alice also created the roles of Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Molly Ivors in the Tony Award winning musical play James Joyce's The Dead, Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard, the Specialist's Assistant in The Who's Tommy, and Bathsheba in King David, as well as having a long stay at the Imperial Theatre as Fantine in Les Miserables. Ms. Ripley co-starred in the pilot Modern Love for Lifetime Television and on NBC’s 30 Rock. She also has starring roles in the feature films Isn't It Delicious and Muckland. Alice is an accomplished musician and has written a hundred songs and records and performs regularly. Recordings include Daily Practice Vol 1 (released February 2011), Everything's Fine, Outtasite and RIPLEY EP. Alice hosts her own YouTube channel (ripleytheband) and has produced over 300 ridiculous videos for an insatiable audience.
ROBERT CLOHESSY (“BEN”) is best known for playing Correctional Officer Sean Murphy on the HBO drama Oz. Clohessy has had recurring roles in daytime dramas All My Children and Guiding Light. In primetime, he has become known for his multiple regular turns as police officers and other law enforcement officials, creating parallels between his acting career and upbringing by his policeman father. The first of such roles was in the seventh and final season of Hill Street Blues, where he played Officer Patrick Flaherty. The following season, Clohessy was cast as the new co-star of Pat Morita on the ABC detective series Ohara, playing Lt. George Shaver. Later, he would join the cast of the HBO prison drama Oz as Correctional Officer Sean Murphy. In cinema, Clohessy's recent credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, Across the Universe, and The Avengers. His starring role as boxer turned wrestler, Jack Parker, in the film The Crimson Mask garnered him numerous film festival awards including Best Actor. Clohessy played the role of "Mike" in the Broadway Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Pal Joey. He is currently seen on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and has a recurring role on the CBS crime drama Blue Bloods.
KATHRYN DANIELLE (“ELLEN”) made her first entrance onto the stage at six years old – as a leopard that brought the house down! Granted, it was her entire elementary school in Long Island, NY. After studying with renowned teachers in New York City and in London, she began performing in the Off-Off Broadway and Off-Broadway scene in New York City before moving to Los Angeles for 15 years, where she continued to work in TV, film and theatre. She also lived many chapters while in LA: owner of a plant service business, an alternative folk singer/songwriter, ran a salon for artists, sold cars at Honda of Hollywood, was the sound recording rep for the musician's union Local 47 and most importantly, upon returning to NYC, helped raise two beautiful, talented children. Back in NYC, she found her home at HB Studio while continuing to work in theatre/film/tv. Credits include: Theatre: Play By Play: Unchained (Stageworks/Hudson), The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb (American Globe), Staying Afloat (Ohio Theatre), Big Blonde (Art & Work Ensemble), Oh! Dubrovnik! (Circle Repertory Lab) HB: The Price, Summerfolk, Something Unspoken (directed by Austin Pendleton), The Rimers of Eldritch (directed by Amy Wright). Film: Sugar! (2016), A Northern Star (2016), The Duck's Migration, Vegetables, That Is the Question, Bonfire of the Vanities, China Girl. TV: Frasier, Dear John, Knot's Landing, Love, Lies & Murder. Member of Barefoot Theatre Co. & 9th Floor.
SHEILA EARLEY ("CINDY") a drummer and percussionist, was born in New Richmond, WI and began playing drums at the age of 8. Her older brother and sisters taught her the basic rudiments and drum set beats. She studied with Ron Keezer (UW-Eau Claire) in High School and received a four-year scholarship in Music to the University of Arizona. Sheila continued on in her musical studies and moved to Los Angeles, studying with jazz great Jeff Hamilton and famed drummer / world percussionist Alex Acuna.Sheila has performed in 48 states and 5 countries in many varying musical settings.
JUNE MILLINGTON ("JANE") is a Filipino American guitarist, songwriter, producer, educator, and actress who is perhaps best known for being a co-founder and lead guitarist of the all-female rock band "Fanny", which was active from 1970 to 1974. Millington was once described by Guitar Player Magazine as the hottest female guitarist in the music industry. Millington is also "a godmother of women's music", and the co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen, Massachusetts.
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