Who's Who in The FIX?
Linda Balgord (Violet Chandler)
Linda most recently starred as Norma Desmond in the first national tour of Sunset Boulevard. Her last appearance in the Washington, D.C. area was as Rose Vibert in the national tour of Aspects of Love, a role for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination. On Broadway, she was in the original company of Passion, where she stood by for and performed the leading role of Fosca. Regionally, she has appeared as Eva Peron in Evita, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha. At Chicago's Goodman Theatre she performed in Sunday in the Park with George and A Flea in Her Ear. Ms. Balgord performed "With One Look" from Sunset Boulevard at London's Whitehall Banqueting palace at the request of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. She also soled at Carnegie hall in the gala tribute One Hundred years of the American Musical.
Sal Mistretta (Grahame Chandler)
Sal appeared in the original Broadway companies of Sunset Boulevard (Sheldrake), Evita (Magaldi), and On the Tweintieth Century. Off-Broadway, he played Ivan Vasilievich in the New York premiere of the Keith Reddings translation of Black Snow, and Sebastian Lore in Vampire Lesbians. He has toured with Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), Lauren Bacall in Wonderful Town (Speedy Valenti) and in Cats (Gus/Growltiger), for which hhe received a Helen Hayes nomination. He palyed Pharaoh in the Walt Disney workshop production of Aida. Regional credits include The Miser, A Shot in the Dark, Candide at Papermill Playhouse, Guys and Dolls, Oliver!, Sweet Charity, A Midsummer Night's Dream. He can seen in the films Godfather part II, In and Out, and Stepmom.
Jim Walton (Reed Chandler)
Jim Walton (Reed Chandler) was born in Tachikawa, Japan, raised in Marion, Indiana and trained at the College-Conservatoroy of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He was last seen in Washington at the National Theatre's 1984 reopening as Billy Lawlor in David Merrick's 42nd Street, a show he later played on Broadway and toured throughout America and Germany. Other Broadway credits include the revival of Sweeney Todd (Anthony Hope) Stardust, Merrily We Roll Along and Perfectly Frank. Off-Broadway shows include And the World Goes Around. Closer than Ever, and Scrambled Feet. Recent credits are Cabaret Verboten, Crazy for You in Toronto and Sydney, a U.S. tour of Hello, Dolly! And West Side Story in England and Germany. TV: the All Night Strut and Follies: In concert (both presented on PBS), Actor's Studio with Stephen Sondheim (Bravo!).
Stephen Bienskie (Cal Chandler)
Having recorded several demos for the FIX, Stephen is thrilled to finally be performing the role of Cal. Most recently, Stephen was seen as Buddy in the off-Broadway production of The Last Session and as Jake in off-Broadway's Zombie Prom. He was also in the first national touring company and European premiere company of The Who's Tommy. Other credit include: Chuck in Avenue X, Franny in Balm in Gilead, Alan Strang in Equus, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Pirate/Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance. He has been a singer/songwriter for several rock bands and holds of BFA in acting from Montclair State University.
Natalie Toro (Tina McCoy)Natalie comes directly from the national touring company of CATS where she played Grizabella. On Broadway, she played Eponine in Les Miserables form 198-1991 and Sally in the original production of Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Theatre. She was a featured soloist at the New York City Ballet for Jerome Robbin's West Side Story Suites for three seasons and appeared off-Broadway in Dempsey & Rowe's Zombie Prom. Other credits include Eva Peron in Evita, Camern Diaz in Fame and Law and Order. She appeared with Lou Diamond Phillips at Carnegie Hall in All the World's a Stage, during which she premiered her salsa version of "memory," to be included on her upcoming album - a selection of Broadway hits set to Latin arrangements.
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