News: Actor WENDIE MALICK was in An Oak Tree Tonight

February 13, 2010

Actor Wendie Malick was in AN OAK TREE tonight, for the penultimate performance. An Oak Tree closes tomorrow, Sunday after the 2pm performance.

For seven seasons on Just Shoot Me, Wendie Malick starred as Nina Van Horn, the outrageous ex-model and fashion editor (one Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations). She then joined the cast of Frasier for their final season as Ronnie Lawrence. Other series favorites: Big Day, Good Company and HBO’s groundbreaking comedy, Dream On (four Cable Ace Awards). She has been a guest on CSI, The X-Files, LA Law, NYPD Blue, Seinfeld, Cybil, and of course, Law And Order, to name just a few. She starred in many movies for television: Take My Advice (playing both Ann Landers and Abby Van Buren), Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, Will You Merry Me?, Apollo 11, Dynasty: The Miniseries, Paper Dolls, and North Shore Fish, in a role she originated on stage. Malick’s feature film credits include Adventureland, Confessions Of A Shopaholic, Racing Stripes, The American President, The Emperor’s New Groove, Jerome, On Edge, Trojan Wars, Bugsy, A Little Sex, Funny About Love and the cult classic, Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video. Upcoming films: The Goods, Alvin and the Chipmunks: (The Squeakqual), Fifty-Nothing and I Was a 7th Grade Dragon Slayer. Malick’s theatrical credits Off Broadway: North Shore Fish , Burleigh Grimes. Los Angeles: Victor Bumbalo’s Questa, and Oliver Hailey’s Round Trip ( Artistic Director’s Award nomination as Best Lead Actress). Vagina Monologues, Santaland Diaries, and Steve Martin’s The Underpants, Regional: The Guys (Studio Arena), Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Helen Gahagan Douglas (Wooly Mammoth), and Blithe Spirit (Williamstown)

News: MAD MEN’S Michael Gladis was in An Oak Tree on Thurs!

February 12, 2010

Actor Michael Gladis, best known for playing Paul Kinsey on TV’s Mad Men was in AN OAK TREE on Thursday! Who will be next? ONLY FOUR SHOWS LEFT!! COME FIND OUT!

Michael Gladis is best known for his work as Paul Kinsey on Mad Men. Other television credits include roles on The Good Wife, Law & Order: CI, Life, Hope and Faith, a recurring role on Third Watch, and Hack. He played Yevgeny Borzenkov in the classic submarine film K-19: The Widowmaker.

NY Theater credits include Fifth of July (Signature Theater), Baal (The Flea Theater), The Maine Play (Lion Theater), ‘Nami (Kirk Theater), St. Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick Thetaer), Dog Sees God (SOHO Playhouse), 12 Ophelias (BPAC), and many others, as well as a national tour of Romeo & Juliet and a stint at South Coast Rep. in Noah Haidle’s play Princess Marjorie.

News: MAD MEN’S Rich Sommer Was In An Oak Tree Last Night!

February 11, 2010

Hit Television Show Mad Men’s Rich Sommer was in An Oak Tree last night! Who will be in tonight??

Rich Sommer stars as “Harry Crane” on AMC’s critically acclaimed show Mad Men. Set in 1960s New York, the provocative AMC drama follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. Sommer portrays a married up-and-coming media buyer on the series, which recently finished its third season to record ratings. In the shocking season 3 finale, Sommer’s character left Sterling Cooper with Don Draper (Jon Hamm) to join Don’s newly formed fledgling ad agency. Along with his cast, Sommer won 2009’s Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Mad Men took home the Golden Globe in 2008, 2009 & 2010 for Best Drama, and scored the Best Drama Award at the 2008 & 2009 Emmys. Sommer made his feature film debut as Anne Hathaway’s drinking buddy ‘Doug’ in The Devil Wears Prada. The actor’s extensive stage credits include ‘Todd’ in “Far Away,” ‘Mike’ in “A Lie of the Mind,” and ‘William Gibbs’ in “Off the Map.” He has several national commercials to his credit and recently guest starred on NBC’s hit show The Office, Law & Order, and will appear as Betty’s love interest on ABC’s Ugly Betty in March ’10. A student, performer and teacher of improvisation, Sommer received his training and experience from The Brave New Workshop in his hometown of Minneapolis and at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. He went on to study at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received his Master’s Degree in Acting. It was at this university where he met his wife, Virginia. They currently reside in Los Angeles with their one year-old daughter, Beatrice.

News: EXTRA PERFORMANCE THIS SATURDAY AT 2pm!!!

February 11, 2010

Two shows this Saturday!  One at 2:00 pm with a VERY SPECIAL GUEST STAR and one at 8pm!

News: Actor ALAN CUMMING was in An Oak Tree today!

February 7, 2010

Tony-Award Winning Actor ALAN CUMMING was in An Oak Tree today at The Odyssey Theatre. Who will be in next? Come find out!! One week left!

Alan Cumming trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre where he won an Olivier award for his performance in Dario Fo’s Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. He was nominated for further Olivier Awards for La Bete and Cabaret, and his sensational Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse in London won him a TMA Best Actor award and a Shakespeare Globe nomination. His introduction to American audiences came with Circle of Friends, followed shortly by Goldeneye and Emma and several other films. In 1998, Cabaret opened on Broadway and Alan was instantly embraced by New York City, and heralded for his stunning performance as the EmCee. He won The Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, Theatre World, New York Press, FANY and New York Public Advocate’s awards for his work. He has continued to work on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper, Design For Living and off -Broadway in Jean Genet’s Elle (which he also adapted) and The Seagull, opposite Dianne Wiest. On television he appeared in Sex and the City, Annie, Frasier, Third Rock From The Sun, The L Word, Reefer Madness and most recently in Sci-Fi Channel’s record-breaking Tin Man. In 2009 Alan made his concert debut as part of the Lincoln Center American Songbook series. The resulting show I Bought A Blue Car Today, went on to play at venues across the globe including the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End (for which he has just been nominated for Best Solo Performance in the Whatsonstage.com awards) and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. An album of the same name was released to great acclaim. In 2010 Alan will be back on Broadway in Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (directed by Julie Taymor, music by Bono and the Edge) and will be seen in the movie The Tempest, opposite Helen Mirren.

News: Saturday Matinees Added!

February 4, 2010

Two performances have been added to AN OAK TREE:  This coming Saturday, February 6th at 2:00 pm and Saturday, February 13th at 2:00 pm.  There will also be 8pm shows on both days.

News: Actor ALAN CUMMING will perform in An Oak Tree THIS SUNDAY!

February 1, 2010

Actor Alan Cumming will perform in AN OAK TREE THIS COMING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH AT 2:00 PM!

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Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. He was an award-winning Hamlet, and he had his own talk show. He shot a video portrait with Robert Wilson, and recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli. He made films back to back with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls. He wrote a Sunday Times best-selling novel, and has an award-winning signature fragrance. He has played Dionysus, the Devil, the Pope and was shot by Herb Ritts for Vanity Fair as Pan. He was a teleporting Superhero, a Lee Jeans model and hosted Saturday Night Live. He is an Independent Spirit award-winning producer and National Board of Review award winning director. He has sung at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and the Sydney Opera House. He was named Icon of Scotland in 2005. He designed wallpaper. He was the voice of Black Beauty. He has just released his debut album. He isn’t nearly done yet.

Alan Cumming (www.alancumming.com ), trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. After leaving the Academy he quickly found himself celebrated in his homeland for both his television work (including the Scottish soap Take The High Road) and his stand-up comedy (the legendary Victor and Barry, which he wrote and performed with drama school pal Forbes Masson.) But it was the theatre that gave him his biggest break when he appeared in Manfred Karge’s Conquest of the South Pole at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The play transferred to the Royal Court in London’s West End and Alan was nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer Olivier Award.

He went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre where he won an Olivier award for his performance in Dario Fo’s Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. For the National Theatre Studio he directed Michel Tremblay’s Bonjour La, Bonjour and played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. He was nominated for further Olivier Awards for La Bete and Cabaret, and his sensational Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse in London won him a TMA Best Actor award and a Shakespeare Globe nomination. The Daily Mail described his performance as ‘an actor knocking on the door of greatness’.

He made his feature film debut opposite Bruno Ganz and Sandrine Bonnaire in Ian Sellar’s Prague, which premiered at Cannes in 1992 and for which he won the Best Actor award at the Atlantic Film festival and a Scottish BAFTA award nomination. His introduction to American audiences came with Circle of Friends, followed shortly by Goldeneye and Emma. His first movie shot in Hollywood was Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (for which he received and MTV Movie Award nomination), and since the he has alternated between blockbusters such as X2:X Men United, the Spy Kids Trilogy, and smaller independent films like Urbania, Titus (opposite Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange) and Sweet Land (for which he received an Independent Spirit award as producer). With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and acted in The Anniversary Party, which won them a National Board of Review award and two Independent Spirit nominations. Most recently he was seen in Dare.

In 1998, Cabaret opened on Broadway and Alan was instantly embraced by New York City, and heralded for his stunning performance as the EmCee. He won The Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, Theatre World, New York Press, FANY and New York Public Advocate’s awards for his work, but for him the biggest prize was finding his new home.

He has continued to work on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper, Design For Living and off -Broadway in Jean Genet’s Elle (which he also adapted) and The Seagull, opposite Dianne Wiest. He returned to the British stage in 2006 in Martin Sherman’s Bent, and most recently appeared in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Euripides’ The Bacchae, which opened the Edinburgh International Festival and toured Scotland, transferred to London and then to the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC. Alan won the Herald Arcangel award for his performance as Dionysus.

On television he appeared in Sex and the City, Annie, Frasier, Third Rock From The Sun, The L Word, Reefer Madness and most recently in Sci-Fi Channel’s record-breaking Tin Man. He is also the host of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery. In Britain he wrote and starred in the cult sitcom The High Life as well as many other films for the BBC including Bernard and the Genie for which he won a British Comedy award.

In 2009 Alan made his concert debut as part of the Lincoln Center American Songbook series. The resulting show I Bought A Blue Car Today, went on to play at venues across the globe including the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End (for which he has just been nominated for Best Solo Performance in the Whatsonstage.com awards) and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. An album of the same name was released to great acclaim.

Alan’s activism and passion for various civil rights and sex education causes has earned him many humanitarian awards including two Human Rights Campaign awards, GLAAD’s Vito Russo media award, the Trevor Project Hero Award, and other honors from the Anti-Violence Project, LAMBDA Legal, Pflag to name but a few. His homeland has honoured him with an honorary doctorate from the University of Abertay, Dundee, the Great Scot award and in 2005 he was named Icon of Scotland. He is an ambassador for the National Trust for Scotland, the Edinburgh Festivals, the United Nations Millennium Goals Campaign. and President of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’s American Foundation. He was recently made an O.B.E (Officer of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours’ List.

In 2010 Alan will be back on Broadway in Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (directed by Julie Taymor, music by Bono and the Edge) and will be seen in the movie The Tempest, opposite Helen Mirren, Chris Cooper, Djimon Hounsou and Russell Brand, again directed by Julie Taymor. He will also appear in the miniseries Riverworld and will launch an obsession-based website itsasickness.com .

He lives in New York City with his husband, Grant Shaffer, and their dogs Honey and Leon.

News: ALANIS MORISSETTE Performed in An Oak Tree Tonight!

January 31, 2010

Singer and Actress Alanis Morissette performed in AN OAK TREE at The Odyssey Theatre tonight!

Alanis Morissette has released a series of groundbreaking albums that have sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. She has won twelve Juno Awards, seven Grammy Awards, and has also received an additional fourteen Grammy nominations. Morissette’s international debut album, “Jagged Little Pill” remains the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the U.S. and is the highest selling debut album worldwide in music history. Morissette’s subsequent five studio albums have all included a series of chart-topping singles. Her most recent release, Flavors of Entanglement, was released in June 2008 and debuted in the U.S. in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart. Achieving success as a recording and performing artist, Morissette has also lent her talents to other forums. Her television acting work includes roles on Weeds, Sex and the City and Curb Your Enthusiasm, along with a three-episode arc on Nip/Tuck.

News: Actor Miguel Sandoval (Medium) was in AN OAK TREE Tonight!

January 30, 2010

Actor Miguel Sandoval (Medium) was in An Oak Tree tonight at The Odyssey Theatre.
Miguel Sandoval has been acting professionally for over 30 years in film, television and theater. Favorite roles on the stage are Billy in THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID, the title role in KASPAR, Eric von Stroheim in THE RIDE ACROSS LAKE CONSTANCE, Skip in LUANN HAMPTON LAVERTY OBERLANDER, and Hoff in THE BIG KNIFE. Miguel has acted in over 50 feature films including REPO MAN, WALKER, JURASSIC PARK, THREE BUSINESSMEN, BLOW, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, GET SHORTY, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, STRAIGHT TO HELL, DO THE RIGHT THING, MRS. WINTERBOURNE, and the upcoming releases, SPOKEN WORD and REPO CHICK. Miguel has extensive television credits; among them are FRASIER, SEINFELD, HOME IMPROVEMENT, NYPD BLUE, LAW & ORDER, ER, THE WEST WING, THE X-FILES and ALIAS. Miguel portrays District Attorney Manuel Devalos on MEDIUM, currently in its sixth season.

News: Actress MICHELLE MONAGHAN was in An Oak Tree Tonight!

January 28, 2010

Actress Michelle Monaghan performed in An Oak Tree tonight, Thursday, January 28th!  Who will be next?  Come find out!

Rising star Michelle Monaghan continues to be one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Michelle most recently starred to great critical acclaim in the independent film “Trucker”, which had a World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring. Michelle serves as Executive Producer on the film.

Michelle made her feature film debut in Perfume. From there she went on to roles in “Unfaithful” alongside Richard Gere, “It Runs in the Family” with Michael Douglas, “Winter Solstice” with Anthony Lapaglia, “The Bourne Supremacy” with Matt Damon and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but it was her role in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer that brought Michelle to audiences around the world. Michelle received rave reviews for her performance in the film.
Michelle then joined Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, and Sissy Spacek in “North Country” for director Niki Caro. She then starred in “Gone Baby Gone” with Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman, in “The Heartbreak Kid” opposite Ben Stiller and in “Mission: Impossible III” with Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman for director J.J. Abrams.

Most recently Michelle starred opposite Patrick Dempsey in the romantic comedy “Made of Honor” and in the boxoffice hit thriller “Eagle Eye” alongside Shia LaBeouf. Michelle has completed filming roles in Sophia Coppola’s “Somewhere” and “Due Date” starring with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. On stage, she starred in the play “In Film” directed by Pam McKinnion at New York Stage & Film.

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