Neil is an award-winning actor and producer, and a voiceover artist. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Knife Edge Productions, an independent theatre and film production company.
Neil has worked in film, television and theatre. He starred alongside Reed Birney, Sutton Foster and Sondra James in the multi-award winning short film "Mired" for which he won Best Actor in a Short Film at the 2016 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards as well as an Award of Excellence from the Accolade Global Film Competition. He portrayed the role of Officer Kegan in the short film "Search Party", which was the recipient of the 2015 HBO Production Grant and a Semi-Finalist in the NBCUshortsFEST.
Some notable television credits include “White Collar”, “As The World Turns”, “One Life to Live” and “All My Children”.
Select theatre credits include: Stephen Belber’s Fault Lines at the TBG Theatre, The World Premiere of Julian Sheppard’s Owned at the TBG Theatre, Stephen Belber’s Tape at the June Havoc Theatre and Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter at Theatre 54. Neil also appeared in a reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Untitled with Philip Seymour Hoffman and David Zayas as part of the LAByrinth Theatre Company’s Barn Reading Series at the Bank Street Theatre.
Neil is NYC based and is a graduate of the William Esper Studio where he studied with the distinguished William Esper.
Find out more at www.neilholland.com.
Reed Birney is currently appearing in Stephen Karam's play, The Humans, at The Helen Hayes Theater in New York. Last season, Reed Birney appeared in New York in Halley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk Award nominations) at The Atlantic Theater and Clare Barron's You Got Older (Drama Desk Award nomination) at Here Arts Center. He won a Drama Desk award and was nominated for a Tony for his performance as Charlotte in Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina. He was Hubert Humphrey in the A.R.T. production of All the Way with Bryan Cranston. His Broadway debut was in 1977 in Albert Innaurato’s Gemini. In 2012 he returned to Broadway in the Roundabout revival of Picnic. In 2011, he received a Special Drama Desk Award honoring his career as an actor. Recent productions: Core Values at Ars Nova, Hapgood at Williamstown Theater Festival, Annie Baker's translation of Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep-Drama Desk Nomination), Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still and David West Read’s The Dream Of The Burning Boy (Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nominations), both at The Roundabout Underground, and Adam Bock’s A Small Fire at Playwrights Horizons. He was Ian in the New York premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted in 2008 at Soho Rep (Drama Desk Award nomination.) He received an Obie and Drama Desk Award for his performance in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation also at Playwrights Horizons. He was Tony Blair in the acclaimed Public Theater production of Stuff Happens. Other notable performances include the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s revised Homebody/Kabul at Steppenwolf, The Mark Taper Forum and BAM; Tracy Letts' Bug (OBIE award) at The Barrow Street Theater; The Common Pursuit at the Promenade Theater; Gaev in The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown Theater Festival. He made his film debut in Arthur Penn and Steve Tesich’s "Four Friends", and has appeared in Clint Eastwood’s "Changeling", "Morning Glory" and Jeff Lipsky’s "Twelve Thirty", "Molly’s Theory Of Relativity", and "Mad Women", and with Kristen Wiig in "The Girl Most Likely". He is Vice President Donald Blythe on the Netflix series, "House of Cards" and can be seen as Patti LuPone's husband in HBO's "Girls." Other recent TV appearances include "Blue Bloods,” as Tom Connolly on "The Blacklist" and NBC’s “American Odyssey.” On the web, he is in the series “What’s Your Emergency?” He won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance and in 2011 Actors' Equity awarded him the Richard Seff Award. He has taught acting at Columbia University and The Scott Freeman Studio. He is married to actress Constance Shulman and they have two children, Ephraim and Gus, who are both actors.
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 is slated to return for its third season later this year.
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 coastal town. Sutton earned a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in the role. Sutton will soon reunite with Amy Sherman-Palladino as she will appear in Netflix's upcoming “Gilmore Girls” revival.
Sutton is a two-time Tony winning actress, singer and dancer. Sutton recently 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 previously 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 this past July.
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.
Sondra James is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA for over 4 decades. Upcoming projects include a Recurring Guest Star on Woody Allen’s "Untitled Series" for Amazon (2016) and a Supporting Lead in Mike Birbiglia’s feature "Don’t Think Twice". She has graced the stage in the National Tours of Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist's Wife as Frieda with Valerie Harper and Funny Girl starring Debbie Gibson. Her other stage credits include: Beau Jest (Pennsylvania Stage and Coconut Grove Playhouse), and Conversations with My Father (Cleveland Playhouse). Sondra’s many, many TV Guest Star credits include: ABC’s "Mysteries of Laura", HBO’s "Girls", "30 Rock", "Law & Order", "Law & Order: SVU", "Third Watch" and "Artists & Writer" (Pilot). Ms. James is having the most fun these days working in film. Her favorite roles to date are Colleen, the nutty comedy agent in Mike Birbiglia’s "Sleepwalk with Me", Blanche in "The Dictator" opposite Sacha Baron Cohen and directed by Larry Charles, "Taking Woodstock" with director Ang Lee and a fun scene with Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf in "Wall Street 2". But don’t get her wrong she’s had a blast working on "What’s Your Number?" with Anna Farris, "Going The Distance", "Cook Out 2" and "Putzel". Her other film credits include "Alfie" (remake) with Jude Law, "Spare Me", "Never Say Goodbye", "Jesus, Mary & Joey" and "Last Call". Ms. James is also the founder and director of SpeakEasy, a post production loop group with over 20 years of experience organizing voice work for producers, directors, sound designers and editors. Sondra’s voice can be heard in over 500 films, TV shows and animations. She provided the background voices for "Sex and the City" for 6 years, "Royals Pains", "Damages", "Boardwalk Empire", "Bored To Death", "Nurse Jackie", "Smash", "Doubt", "True Grit", "The Reader", "The Devil Wears Prada", "The Sixth Sense", "Marley & Me", "Twylights" and "World Trade Center" to mention ONLY a few. She has had the honor of working with some of the most prolific film directors in our industry today. Sondra James is a proud native New Yorker.