June 18, 2013
PITTSBURGH – Broadway star Patrick Cassidy will direct Oklahoma! for Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company in October.
Oklahoma! opens Friday, Oct. 18 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The production opens the Conservatory Theatre Company’s season, which runs Oct. 18-April 19, 2014.
Cassidy recently played Professor Harold Hill opposite his mother, Shirley Jones, in sold-out performances of The Music Man at the Sacramento Music Circus. He also recreated the role his father, Jack Cassidy, originated in 1966, in the Dallas Theater Center's production of It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman. He then went on to star opposite Patti LuPone in Annie Get Your Gun for the Ravinia Theater Festival, directed by Lonny Price. On Broadway, Cassidy has been seen as Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, in Elton John’s Aida (as well as the national tour for which he won the 2002 National Broadway Theater Award for Best Actor in a Touring Musical), Annie Get Your Gun, The Pirates of Penzance,and Leader of the Pack. He originated the role of the Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Playwrights Horizons and appeared in Lady in the Dark at City Center's Encores! He has toured nationally as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2000 and again in 2006. His films include Longtime Companion, I'll Do Anything, I Won't Dance and Burning Love. He starred in the TV miniseries Dress Grey (Emmy nomination) and Napoleon & Josephine, as well as TV movies-of-the-week, Oklahoma City, Something in Common, Christmas Eve, How the West Was Fun, and Follow Your Heart. He has guest-starred on numerous TV shows, including The Neighbors, Law & Order SVU, Castle, Perception, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, According to Jim, CSI Miami andER. His one-man show, Just Act Normal, is an autobiographical look at what it was like growing up in a show-biz family. Cassidy recently opened up his own acting company, Hollywood Stage Academy.
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