Silence! The Musical Welcomes Kevin Spirtas, Tyler Maynard and Sarah O'Gleby May 4

By Andrew Gans
04 May 2013

Kevin Spirtas
Kevin Spirtas

Silence! The Musical, which plays Off-Broadway's Elektra Theatre, welcomes a trio of new actors beginning May 4: Kevin Spirtas (Dr. Chilton), Tyler Maynard (Sgt. Pembry) and Sarah O'Gleby (Dream Clarice).

Spirtas has appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line (Mike), The Boy from Oz (standby for Hugh Jackman) and Meet Me in St. Louis (Warren Sheffield). His numerous film and TV credits include "Friends," "Married with Children," "Quantum Leap," "L.A. Heat," "Silk Stalkings," "Fired Up," "Defying Gravity," "A Match Made in Heaven," "Striking Resemblance" and "Days of Our Lives" (eight seasons as Dr. Craig Wesley). He also starred as Corny Collins in the Las Vegas production of Hairspray.

Maynard, who was honored as Outstanding Breakthrough Actor at the 2005 Theatre World Awards for his performance in Altar Boyz, has been seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, The Little Mermaid (as Flotsam), Mary Poppins and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.

O’Gleby has been seen on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; and Chaplin.



The cast, which is headed by Sean McDermott as Hannibal Lecter with Laura Jordan (as Clarice Starling), also features David Ayers, Callan Bergmann, Howard Kaye, Ronica V. Reddick, Kimberly Stern and Natalie Joy Johnson.

It was also recently announced that tickets for the acclaimed musical are now on sale through Sept. 1.

Silence! features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan and direction and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.

"In the Academy Award-winning film 'The Silence of the Lambs,'" press notes state, "rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. The laugh-out-loud wicked satire, Silence! The Musical, features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls."

Music supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.

Silence! is produced Off-Broadway by Theater Mogul.

The musical offers performances Saturdays at 2 PM and 7 PM and Sundays at 5 PM. 

Elektra Theatre is located at 669 Eighth Avenue at 42nd Street. Tickets are  available by calling (212) 352-3101 or through SilenceTheMusical.com.