According to the actor's official website, Cerveris will star in the Charles Mee comedy, which will also be presented at New Jersey's McCarter Theatre, beginning Oct. 14. The actor — Tony nominated for his performance in The Who's Tommy — will be part of the New Jersey mounting as well. Described as "an energetic comedy about the miracle of love," Wintertime concerns a couple — Jonathan and Ariel — who arrive at Jonathan's family vacation home to find his parents (and their lovers) already there. Michael Cerveris received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the title role of The Who's Tommy, a part he also played for two years in Germany. Cerveris originated the role of architect Thomas Andrews in the Tony-winning musical Titanic and also appeared onstage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Total Eclipse, Abingdon Square and Life Is a Dream. Cerveris will play Giorgio opposite Patti LuPone's Fosca and Audra McDonald's Clara in the Ravinia Festival's production of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, Aug. 22 and 23.
Wintertime will play the McCarter's Matthews Theatre through Nov. 2 before arriving at the Second Stage in late January 2004. For more information, visit www.mccarter.org or www.secondstagetheatre.com.