More than two years after Roundabout Theatre Company cancelled the first Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, the show finally had it’s chance at a run and ran to critical acclaim as well as 5 Tony Awards. The cast also included Becky Ann Baker, James Barbour, Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris, Mary Catherine Garrison, Alexander Gemignani, Neil Patrick Harris, Marc Kudisch, Jeffrey Kuhn, Denis O’Hare, James Clow, Merwin Foard, Eamon Foley, Kendra Kassebaum, Ken Krugman, Anne L. Nathan, Chris Peluso, and Sally Wilfert. Joe Mantello, Paul Gemignani, and Jonathan Butterell helmed the production.
I Played David Herold and other more innocent bystanders, as well as understudying Zangara, Hinckley, and the Balladeer/Oswald. I also was the dance captain and had the privilege of recreating staging for the finale from this production at Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Celebration, Children and Art, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Incidentally, Mr. O’Hare was not available that night and I also got to perform as Charles Guiteau.