Cast

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.


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Patrick Ryan Sullivan as Inspector Ascher


Patrick is happy to step in the role of Inspector Ascher after a stint playing Harrison. Broadway Credits include: Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and various roles in Titanic. REGIONAL CREDITS: Antony in Antony and Cleopatra, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Stage Manager in Our Town, Toomey in Biloxi Blues, Victor in Private Lives, Oberon in MidSummer Nights Dream, Flint in Doubt, Serge in Art, Santaland Diaries, The Old Shepard in Winters Tale, Peter in Tuna Christmas, Sundersan in Perfect Arrangement, Tony in Dail M for Murder, Higgins in Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, Victor in Empty Plate..., Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Hart in 9 to 5, Ruthledge in 1776, Harold Hill in Music Man, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Mikado in Mikado, Dad in Burnt Part Boys, Beau in both Mame and Auntie Mame, LockStock in UrineTown, Billy in Carousel, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Javert in Les Miserable, Mack in Mack and Mabel, and Billy in Chicago. TV: Law and Order S.V.U., Starved, Target Audience. Patrick has also directed around the country.

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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.


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Dan Sharkey as Lionel McAuley


Broadway; Susan Stroman’s revival of The Music Man, Amazing Grace, The Bridges of Madison County, SpiderMan-Turn Off the Dark and ShowBoat on London’s West End. National Tours; Grand Hotel, The Will Rogers Follies, Seven Brides and Marie Osmond’s The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway; The Fantasticks, Captains Courageous, Lone Star Love, The Prince and the Pauper, Illyria and The Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge. Television; As The World Turns, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and many national commercials. Dan currently sits on the board for Amazing Place Music based in Whitefish, Montana. Enjoy the show.


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.