J.T. Waite to Take on Willy Loman in Houston Salesman

News   J.T. Waite to Take on Willy Loman in Houston Salesman
Broadway veteran J.T. Waite will star as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at Houston’s Wortham Theatre March 30-April 7.

The play, presented by University of Houston’s School of Theatre, is directed by Sidney Berger, director of the school. Waite is joined in the cast by Anne Quackenbush as Linda Loman, Matthew Archambault as Biff, Caleb George as Happy and Rutherford Cravens as Charley, as well as Jared Doreck, Kim Tobin, Jonathan Gonzalez, Jeffrey Gardner, Emily Brock, Matthew Lusk, Rivka Noskeau and Tracie Lane Thomason. The production’s creative team includes scenic design by Kevin Rigdon (Tony nominee for set and lighting for Broadway's The Grapes of Wrath), costume design by April Keith and lighting by Kevin Holden. The production features an original musical score by Marcos Maroney, and re-creates an element of the original 1949 production by having live musicians present on stage during the play.

Waite starred on Broadway opposite Frank Langella in Dracula and later played the role of Mozart in the Tony Award-winning play Amadeus on Broadway. Waite also performed in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway, playing The Mute, then Mortimer, and finally Henry, The Old Actor, and for a time he was the show’s production stage manager.

The Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre is at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston Main Campus, I-45 at Cullen, entrance #16 off Cullen Blvd. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (713) 743-2929.

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