Want to learn more about the fiercely talented cast of Homos, or Everyone in America? Check out the photos and bios below to learn more about their work in film, television and theater. Then be sure to come check them out in Jordan Seavey’s biting and funny new play, running at the Bank Street Theater from October 20 to November 27.
Aaron Costa Ganis (Dan) has been seen Off-Broadway in Friend Art, Bareknuckle, The Mnemonist of Dutchess County, 365 Days/365 Plays, and regionally in Off the Main Road with Kyra Sedgwick, Moon for the Misbegotten with Audra McDonald, Whaddabloodclot!!! (Williamstown Theater Festival), The Lion In Winter, Moonchildren, Macbeth, The Night of the Iguana (Berkshire Theater Festival), The Cure (Prithvi Theatre, India), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Oxford Playhouse), and How I Learned to Drive (Edinburgh Fringe). Aaron has also been on film in Lazy Eye, Straight Outta Tompkins, Price For Freedom, A New York Love Story and will appear in the upcoming; First Love and Blood, Sand, and Gold. His television credits include “Fridays” (TBS/Super Deluxe), “Jessica Jones” (Netflix), “Odd Mom Out” (Bravo), “American Odyssey” (NBC), and “Unforgettable” (CBS). Education: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program; BA, Brandeis University, University of Oxford.
Robin De Jesús (The Academic) Broadway: Wicked, In the Heights (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble), La Cage aux Folles (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Rent. Select off-Broadway and regional: Domesticated (Lincoln Center), In the Heights, Patti Issues, Mother Jones, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Cabaret, Aladdin, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Zorba, Grease and Godspell. Select film: “Camp,” “Hairbrained,” “Gun Hill Road,” “Elliot Loves,” “11:55 Holyoke,” “Fat Girls.” Select TV: Recurring as Jose Silva “Law & Order: SVU,” “How to Make It in America.” Cabaret: Crush to Crushed and The Struggle is Real (54 Below), Dearly Beloved: A Tribute to Prince. Tweet, Instagram and Vine @RobinOfJesus. “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.”- Maya Angelou
Stacey Sargeant (Laila) recently played “Grumio” in the all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew directed by Pyllida Lloyd at the Delacorte Theater. She is also a member of the 2nd cohort of the Public Theater’s #BARS Workshop created by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Other credits: Eclipsed (Public Theater, Yale Rep, McCarter Theatre (workshop)), Signature Theatre’s, Our Lady of Kibeho and Big Love, Legally Blonde (1st Nat’l Tour), The Commons of Pensacola (MTC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Delacorte Theater), Lawnpeople (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Vanya, Sonia, Masha, & Spike (Hartford Stage), Intimate Apparel (Two River), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter Theatre & Paper Mill Playhouse); Film: Top Five, Obvious Child; TV: “Elementary”, “The Blacklist”, “Gossip Girl”, “Glee”, “Law &Order: SVU”. Visit www.staceysargeant.com.
Michael Urie (The Writer). For originating the role of Alex More in Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar Off-Broadway, on tour, and in London, Urie received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Award, and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Michael recently reprised Buyer& Cellar at Westport Country Playhouse where WNET recorded it and will air it on PBS as part of their Theatre CloseUp series in the fall of 2016. New York theater credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), Shows for Days (Lincoln Center Theater, Drama League nomination), The Cherry Orchard (Classic Stage Company), Angels in America (Signature Theatre), The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull Theater), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights). Regionally, Urie has worked for Two River Theater, The Old Globe, Vineyard Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Folger Shakespeare, Barrington Stage, Hyde Park (Austin), and The Blank (L.A.) Film: He’s Way More Famous Than You (also directed), Thank You for Judging (co-director/exec. producer), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, The Decoy Bride, Petunia, Such Good People, The Hyperglot (director), and Grantham & Rose (exec. producer). TV: Gavin Sinclair on “Modern Family,” “Younger,” “Workaholics,” “The Good Wife,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Partners” and Marc St. James on “Ugly Betty.” Web series: “What’s Your Emergency” (director). Training: Juilliard.