Catherine Russell as Margaret Brent
Catherine Russell, dubbed the "Cal Ripken of Broadway" by People Magazine, originated the role of Margaret Brent and has played every performance but four since the play opened in April of 1987 which recently earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records.
She debuted Off-Broadway in 1980 as Nicola Davies in Stephen Poliakoff's City Sugar and has also appeared Off-Broadway in Miss Shumann's Quartet, A Resounding Twinkle, The Award And Other Plays and Creeps. She has also appeared in New York as Masha in Three Sisters, Rose in Incommunicado, Edie in The Lunch Girls, Missy in Home On The Range, and Cathy Cakes in Inserts. While performing in Perfect Crime, she has also managed to appear on-stage (after 10:30pm or on her nights off) in The Queen of the Parting Shot, Pas de Deux, Stages, I'll See You In Hell, Guardian Star and, most recently, Some Enchanted Evening as well as several films including Soundman and Remedy.
She teaches acting at NYU, is the General Manager of the Theater, and is also one of the executive producers of The Fantasticks, playing downstairs in the Jerry Orbach Theater. She dedicates her performances to the memory of her beloved dog Clementine, who, like her "mother" almost never missed a performance of Perfect Crime.
Richard Shoberg as Inspector Ascher
Richard Shoberg began as a student apprentice at the Actors Studio in New York City. He went on to create the role of Tom Cudahy on ABC's All My Children and played that part for several years where he was nominated for an Emmy Award for best actor in 1978. During that same period, Richard was performing in original productions in the New York theatre: Love and The Winner at the Actor's Playhouse; and Linebacker at the Actors Studio.
He is very pleased to be returning to the stage as Ascher in Perfect Crime. His most recent stage appearance was as Juror #12 in 12 Angry Men at the Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, New York. Prior to All My Children, Richard created the roles of Mitch Farmer on NBC's Somerset as well as Kevin Jamison on The Edge of Night (Live From New York) on CBS. In 2003 he appeared as Dunne on Law & Order: Criminal Intent in "CON-TEXT"; 2004 Michael Hanover Sr. On C.S.I. MIAMI in "MIA/NYC NONSTOP" CBS; Drew on Law & Order S.V.U. in "SHAKEN" NBC.
David Butler as W. Harrison Brent
David Butler has performed for many years in film, television and on New York and regional stages. Some theater productions include Criminal Hearts at Stamford Theatre Works; American Buffalo, Talk Radio, Glengarry Glen Ross and Fool for Love at The New City Theater; Burn This, Speed the Plow and Habitation of Dragons, written and directed by Horton Foote, at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, among many others. He has also helped develop a variety of new and original works, including The Woodsman at The Actors Studio Theater; Dead Father’s Club at the Performing Garage and The Einstein Project at Theatre of the First Amendment in Washington DC. Television credits include Law and Order; America’s Most Wanted; Law and Order: Criminal Intent; Third Watch; National Lampoon’s Seven Deadly Sins: Thy Neighbor’s Wife, directed by Denis Leary, and appearances on several soaps, including One Life to Live and Days of our Lives. Film credits include The Professional, Cop Land, New Jersey Drive, Night and the City, Silence of the Lambs; Night of the Living Dead, The Dark Half, and the original Dawn of the Dead – all directed by George Romero. Special Thanks to Warren.
Hugh Hysell as Lionel McAuley
Favorite New York credits include My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, The All-Male Importance of Being Earnest (also adapted and directed), Young Abe Lincoln, Babes in Toyland, and Villain De Blanks. Hugh has performed in every state in the USA with tour credits including The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Pirates of Penzance, The Fantasticks and From Sea to Shining Sea. Favorite regional credits include Tintypes (Seven Angels), Greater Tuna (Encore Stages), Buddy (Gateway Playhouse), Man of La Mancha (Jupiter Theater), and A Christmas Carol (Hippodrome State Theatre). Hugh is a Tony Award winning Broadway producer and his producing projects have included Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Peter and the Starcatcher, Impressionism, Y-2-Gay The Musical and Seamen The Sailor Musical. Hugh is also an award winning theatrical marketer and president of www.TheMenEvent.com. He is a founding member of The Off Broadway Alliance and currently serves as a nominator for the Off Broadway Alliance Awards.
Patrick Robustelli as David Breuer
Robustelli appears on video tape in Perfect Crime, but he has been working on Broadway since he was fifteen years old selling orange juice and lemonade at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He then moved next door to the Edison Hotel where he performed behind the desk for 24 years. Recently he appeared as Tom's voice in the Off Broadway play Guardian Star and is looking forward to actually appearing on-stage in person in his next show. He is dedicating his performance to the memory of his mother Helen, who worked on Broadway for fifty years as head usherette at the Royale Theatre.