The half-hour program will spotlight actors Peter Bartlett, Lee Roy Reams and Brian F. O'Byrne, who can currently be seen in, respectively, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers and The Coast of Utopia. Bartlett plays Underling in the award-winning musical at the Marquis Theatre, Reams plays Roger DeBris in the Tony-winning musical at the St. James Theatre and O'Byrne plays Russian revolutionary thinker Alexander Herzen in Tom Stoppard's celebrated trilogy at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Peter Bartlett has been seen on Broadway in The Frogs, Never Gonna Dance and Beauty and the Beast as well as in the City Center Encores! staging of Call Me Madam. His Off-Broadway credits include Jeffrey, Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach; Rude Entertainment; and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told; he received a Drama Desk nomination for his work in the latter.
Lee Roy Reams received 1981 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for his performance as Billy Lawlor in the original production of 42nd Street. His numerous Broadway credits also include Sweet Charity; Applause; Lorelei; Hello, Dolly!; La Cage aux Folles; Beauty and the Beast; An Evening with Jerry Herman; and The Producers. Reams also directed and choreographed the 1995 revival of Dolly!
Brian F. O'Byrne won a Tony Award for his performance in Frozen and was Tony-nominated for his work in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lonesome West and Doubt. He has also appeared on Broadway in Shining City and The Sisters Rosensweig.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs on WNET/Thirteen at 12:30 AM ET. "Theater Talk" can also be seen on CUNY-TV (Channel 75) and in Boston on WGBH (Channel 44).
For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.