Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster currently stars as Liza in the critically-acclaimed TV Land series, “Younger.” Created by “Sex in the City’s” Darren Star and styled by the iconic Pat Field, the series centers around a 40-year-old suburban single mother, Liza, who re-invents herself as a 26-year-old in order to get a job at a publishing company. Also starring Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Miriam Shor and Debi Mazar, the series will return for its fifth season on June 5, 2018. Read More

Previously, Foster starred as Michelle Simms in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ABC Family series, “Bunheads.” The series is about a former ballerina turned Las Vegas showgirl who gets married on a whim and winds up teaching alongside her new mother-in-law at her ballet school in a sleepy costal town. Sutton earned a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in the role. Sutton recently reunited with Amy Sherman-Palladino as she had a guest starring role in the highly-anticipated Netflix revival, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” which was released on November 25, 2016.

Sutton is a two-time Tony winning actress, singer and dancer who recently starred in the title role of the New Group’s 50th anniversary revival of Sweet Charity, for which she earned Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for her performance. Directed by Violet director Leigh Silverman, the show ran at the Pershing Square Signature Center in November 2016. Sutton previously starred in the title role of Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Violet, earning Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations for her performance. Sutton performed the role of Violet in the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center in July 2013. Sutton also recently appeared on stage as Queenie in New York City Center Encores! Off-Center’s production of The Wild Party in July 2015.

Perhaps best-known for her role as Reno Sweeney in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Foster earned a 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, the Fred and Adele Astaire, and Broadway.com’s Audience Favorite Awards for her performance as a former Evangelist, now nightclub singer, aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London.

Under the direction of Michael Mayer, Sutton previously starred as Millie Dillmount, a young, modern woman from Kansas who travels to New York City intending to marry for money, in the 2002 Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Marquis Theatre. Originating the role, Sutton established herself as one of the greatest talents in the industry and earned a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards for her performance.

In addition to her Tony-winning performances, Foster originated numerous notable roles, most recently, Princess Fiona in Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire’s Shrek The Musical at The Broadway Theatre. Starring opposite Brian d’Arcy James, she won her second Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and was nominated for a Tony, Drama League, and Drama Desk Awards. Foster also originated the role of Inga, the yodeling lab assistant to Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, in Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s parody of the horror film genre, Young Frankenstein, at Foxwoods Theatre.

Her performance as Janet Van De Graaff in Casey Nicholaw’s The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre in 2006 earned her Tony Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Ovation Award nominations. Previously, Sutton took on the role of Jo, the brassy, tomboy, and aspiring writer, in the 2005 Broadway production of Little Women, directed by Susan H. Schulman at the Virginia Theatre. For this role, she earned Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Among her other theater credits include: Les Miserable, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie and Grease. In addition, Foster made her Off-Broadway debut as Prudence in Paul Weitz’s comedy, Trust which showed at Second Stage Theatre and starred Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, and Ari Graynor.

As a solo artist, Sutton has toured the country with her hit solo concert which featured songs from her debut solo CD “Wish” as well as her follow up CD, “An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” She has also graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series and many others.

Foster was first seen on television on “Star Search” at the young age 15, and has more recently appeared in HBO’s comedy series “Flight of the Conchords,” USA Network’s “Royal Pains,” “Law & Order: SUV” and “Elementary.” She has also made guest appearances on the well-known children series Disney’s “Johnny and the Sprites,” and PBS’s “Sesame Street.”

In 2014, Sutton made her feature film debut in Phil Alden Robinson’s The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Featuring an all-star cast including Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones, the film tells the story of a physician who accidentally tells an obnoxious patient that he has a brain aneurism and only ninety minutes to live. As the patient races around the city, trying to right his wrongs, the doctor attempts to find him as he tries to find what he must do in the final moments of his life. Sutton also appeared as Kerry in James Roday’s Halloween American comedy horror film Gravy.

Sutton Foster currently splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff stars as Kelsey Peters on the critically-acclaimed and buzzy TV Land series “Younger,” from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star, which returns for Season five this summer. Known for her charming personality, Kelsey Peters is Liza’s (Sutton Foster) closest work friend who proves time and time again that despite their obvious age gap, their friendship is still as strong as ever.

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enormously successful TV show “Lizzie McGuire,” the Houston native has distinguished herself as a highly relatable performer with a strong connection to her fans — thanks not only to the funny, pretty and smart character she played onscreen, but also because of Duff’s own natural warmth and girl-next-door charisma. Her popularity has led to a thriving career as both an actress and a singer-songwriter.

On the screen, Duff starred in numerous feature films including “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “Agent Cody Banks,” “A Cinderella Story,” “Cheaper by the Dozen” and more serious roles, co-starring in John Cusack’s critically-acclaimed 2008 film “War, Inc.” and “According to Greta,” in which Hilary played the title character and co-starred with Oscar® winner Ellyn Burstyn.

Duff also has a global prolific and successful singing career, entering the Top-40 music charts with the singles “So Yesterday” and “Come Clean.” Her first three studio albums, 2003’s multi-platinum blockbuster Metamorphosis, 2004’s self-titled platinum-seller, and 2007’s autobiographical dance-pop collection Dignity, have sold a collective 15 million copies worldwide. Her most recent album, 2015’s Breathe In. Breathe Out. is a stellar collection of catchy, electro-tinged pop gems, many of which she co-wrote with groundbreaking songwriters and producers such as Sean Douglas (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato), Tove Lo (Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop), Matthew Koma (Zedd, Alesso, One Republic), Bloodshy (Madonna, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue) and Ed Sheeran – one of Duff’s favorite artists – who wrote and vocal produced “Tattoo.” The album was released in June 2015 on RCA Records and rocketed to #1 on iTunes in the hours upon its release. Additionally, the album debuted at #3 on the Billboard Overall Album Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200, marking Hilary’s fifth straight top five debut.

Among her many accolades, Duff was nominated for both 2016 and 2017 People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Cable TV Actress for her role as Kelsey in “Younger.” Duff was also honored with two separate Teen Choice Awards and was also named by Teen People as one of the magazine’s “25 Hottest Stars Under 25.” Hilary is passionate about several charitable causes, especially those involving children and animals. Her charity work includes the founding of Blessings in a Back Pack which helps inner city schoolchildren get the nutrition they need. She’s also involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Miriam Shor

Actress and singer Miriam Shor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and at sixth months old moved to Venice, Italy where her academic father was teaching and studying. It was there her love of theatre started when she saw her first opera at the age of two. She began doing plays in high school, and went on to be among the first people to receive a BFA from the theatre program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a BA in English. After graduation she moved to New York City to pursue a career in the theatre.Read More

Shor currently stars alongside Sutton Foster in the hit TV Land series “Younger” from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star. Shor plays Diana Trout aka “Trout Pout,” the temperamental head of marketing at the publishing house where Liza (Foster) got a job by pretending to be 26 years old – 14 years younger than she actually is. The series will return for its fifth season this summer, and Shor will make her television directorial debut with an episode set to air in July. This spring, she can be seen in the final season of FX’s “The Americans,” where she portrays a bedridden cancer patient and wife of a nuclear arms negotiator.
In the early 1990s Shor landed a variety of roles in many off-Broadway productions, the most successful of which was the rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” by John Cameron Mitchell, where she played drag queen Yitzhak. In 2001 she starred in the musical’s critically successful film adaptation and in 2002 received an Outfest Screen Idol Award for her Yitzhak portrayal. She also lent her voice to the film’s GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack. Having gone back to her theatre roots many times, Shor has worked with a range of renowned artists such as Stephen Sondheim, Terrence McNally and Lanford Wilson as well as many young, up and coming writers. In 2016, Shor co-starred in the Public Theater’s “extraordinarily moving drama” (The New York Times) “Sweat” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, which received a Tony nomination for best play.

In addition to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Shor has appeared in more than a dozen films throughout her career, including Mary Stuart Masterson’s drama “Cake Eaters,” the comedy “Bedazzled” with Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley and “Puerto Ricans in Paris” alongside Luis Guzman and Edgar Garcia.

Shor’s television credits include playing Cricket Caruth-Reilly, a strong-willed business woman with an apparently perfect marriage, on ABC’s 2012 comedy series “GCB” alongside Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols and Annie Potts, as well as: “Then Came You,” “Inside Schwartz,” “Big Day” and “Swingtown.” She also appeared on the first and third season of the FX drama “Damages,” the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” and as the dogged reporter Mandy Post in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the “The Good Wife.” Her guest star credits include “Mysteries of Laura,” “Becker,” “The West Wing,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Bored to Death.”

Miriam speaks fluent Italian, having grown up splitting her time between Detroit, Michigan and first Venice, then Torino, Italy. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Manhattan. She also loves to travel, but having established her status as a true New Yorker, hates driving.

Nico Tortorella

Actor Nico Tortorella is a renaissance man for the modern day. An actor, podcast host, seeker, and dedicated champion of the LGBTQIA+ community, he’s using his voice to help break down stereotypes and educate himself in the process.

Joel Schumacher was the first to identify Nico’s natural and raw talent, casting him in two of his films, TWELVE and TRESPASS. He also portrayed the lead role of “Carson” in the independent “fictional documentary” cult film HUNTER & GAME Read More

and had a starring role in Stephen Sommers’ ODD THOMAS opposite Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe and Tim Robbins. He shot the HBO/Mike White pilot MAMMA DALLAS before going on to become a series regular opposite Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy on Fox’s hugely successful series THE FOLLOWING. Additional tv credits include MENENDEZ: BLOOD BROTHERS for Lifetime co-starring Courtney Love but he’s become best known for his role as Josh on Darren Starr’s hit comedy series, YOUNGER, which is garnering its highest ratings yet. Season 5 premieres on TV Land on June 5th.

A longtime lover of theater, Nico sang and tap-danced opposite his YOUNGER co-star Sutton Foster for four of her tour dates with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and made his theater debut in Jordan Jaffe’s play CRUDE which earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Jaime, most notably from The New York Times.

Tortorella began his journey with activism when he debuted his podcast THE LOVE BOMB in the Summer of 2016. Comprised of his original spoken word pieces as well as in-depth interviews exploring the all-encompassing topic of love and the labels associated with them. Nico’s intimate interviews with personalities from all walks of life found an immediate audience and became a breeding ground for in-depth conversations on topics that ranged from intimacy, humanity, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, love, race, religion, queer identities and identity politics. He opened up about his own path that led him to his decision to become sexually fluid and, as a working actor in Hollywood, everything that came with that admission. Having conducted over
50 interviews over 2 seasons – including a live podcast at Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest – the podcast ranked #1 in the “Personal Journals” category in 2017 and sits in the Top 50 iTunes Top 200 with over 3 million downloads.

Adding to his impressive list of credits, Nico will debut all of it is you, a poetry collection exploring a singular voice honed through years as an actor, podcaster and advocate – one colored with love, wonder, and endless curiosity. It’s a sensuous journey into who we are and how we relate to the world around us. all of it is you will release on April 17th.

Nico recently married his longtime partner, Bethany Myers, and they reside in NY with their two dogs.

Molly Bernard

An actress across film, television and theater, Molly Bernard is most recognizable for her role as feisty publicist Lauren Heller on TV Land’s “Younger.” The comedy series, created by Darren Star, is currently shooting it’s fifth season, which returns for Season five this summer. Best friend to Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff), and by extension, Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), Lauren always manages to spice up any situation with her corky comments and eccentric personality. Read More

Bernard also co–‐stars as the flashback version of Shelly Pfefferman (Judith Light) in the Emmy–‐winning Amazon series “Transparent.” Last fall, Bernard co–‐starred alongside Tom Hanks in the film “Sully,” directed by Clint Eastwood. She also made her off–‐Broadway debut in the Soho Rep’s “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again” with critical acclaim. Bernard’s diverse film credits include “Pay it Forward,” directed by Mimi Leder, and “The Intern,” directed by Nancy Meyers.

On television, Bernard co–‐starred opposite John Goodman in Amazon’s comedy series “Alpha House” appeared in HBO’s “High Maintenance,” and just wrapped a role on NBC’s “Blindspot.” Bernard received her Bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and her MFA from the prestigious Yale School of Drama. She has also studied at the Moscow Art Theater and trained extensively and performed with SITI Company.

In 2014, Bernard received the Leonore Annenberg Performing Arts Fellowship from the Lincoln Center
Theater. Bernard credits her love of acting from her grandfather, Joseph Bernard, whom she began studying with at the age of six. She currently resides in New York City.

Charles Michael Davis

Actor, director, and photographer Charles Michael Davis has joined the cast as a season regular on TV Land’s critically-acclaimed series “Younger,” from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star. Charles Michael Davis, who plays Zane Anders, is Kelsey’s (Hilary Duff) on-again-off again, love interest and work rival. During Season 4, both, Zane and Kelsey participate in what seemed to be a frivolous twitter feud, taking work related digs at one another. However, later this ultimately led to Zane stealing L.L. Moore, Read More

one of Empirical’s biggest authors. Somehow always managing to stir the pot, Zane leaves his position as an editor from his former company to join forces with Empirical. Forced to work with one another, Zane and Kelsey must navigate a rhythm to coincide with one another without letting the past interfere.

Most known for his role as Marcel Gerard, Davis played a charismatic vampire on The CW’s hit drama “The Originals” for four consecutive seasons. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Davis moved to Los Angeles where he landed recurring roles on ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” “The Client List,” and BET’s “The Game.” In 2013, Davis also had a seven-episode arc on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Jason Myers.

When he isn’t acting, Davis is a health and fitness buff whose regime includes everything from ballroom dancing to muay thai to yoga. He was a decorated track athlete at Miami University, where he attended college. Davis also enjoys the arts – he is a talented painter and photographer, and is currently learning how to play the piano.

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